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FAMM Supports FIRST STEP Act

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Supports FIRST STEP Act Washington, DC – FAMM Vice President of Policy Molly Gill responded to the U.S. House Judiciary Committee’s passage of the FIRST STEP Act sponsored by Reps. Doug Collins (R-GA) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-NY). “We support the FIRST STEP Act because it contains a number of critical … Read More

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S. 2192, The SECURE Act of 2017 

Friday, April 27, 2018

 S. 2192, The SECURE Act of 2017 Introduced by: Senator Chuck Grassley (R-IA) Text of bill: Click here for full text of this legislation. The SECURE Act of 2017 introduces new mandatory minimums for a number of immigration-related offenses. This bill includes a version of “Kate’s Law”, which would create a 5-year mandatory minimum sentence for some … Read More

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H.R. 1761, Protecting Against Child Exploitation Act of 2017

Friday, April 27, 2018

H.R. 1761 Introduced by: Rep. Mike Johnson Text of bill: Click here for full text of the legislation. Take Action: Click here to tell the U.S. Senate: Don’t treat our young kids like sexual predators. Oppose H.R. 1761! H.R. 1761 is a well-intentioned bill that, in its current form, leaves open the possibility of very harmful unintended consequences. H.R. … Read More

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H.R. 1781, Comprehensive Fentanyl Control Act

Friday, April 27, 2018

H.R. 1781 Introduced by: Rep. Daniel Donovan and Rep. Thomas Rooney Text of bill: Click here for full text of this legislation. Take Action: Click here to tell Congress to oppose H.R. 1781! H.R. 1781 is a misguided attempt to strengthen the federal government’s failed mandatory minimum policies as they relate to fentanyl. If passed, this bill would: Lower … Read More

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SITSA Act, H.R. 2851 (115th Congress)

Friday, April 27, 2018

H.R. 2851, SITSA Act Introduced by: Rep. John Katko (R-NY-24) Text of bill: Click here for the full text of this legislation Take Action: Tell Congress to oppose H.R. 2851! The SITSA Act, H.R. 2851, is problematic because it (1) lacks criminal intent (mens rea) standards; (2) creates harsh new mandatory minimum sentences for offenses that lack mens rea; and (3) … Read More

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H.R. 361 / S. 45, Kate’s Law

Friday, April 27, 2018

“Kate’s Law” — H.R. 361 (S. King), S. 45 (Cruz)  H.R. 361 Introduced by: Rep. Steve King (R-IA) Text of bill: Click here for full text of this legislation. S. 45 Introduced by: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) Text of bill: Click here for full text of this legislation. Take Action: Click here to tell Congress to oppose H.R. 361 and S. 45! … Read More

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S. 1524: Dignity Act (115th Congress)

Friday, April 27, 2018

Read the bill text: S. 1524 Status: The Dignity Act (S. 1524) was introduced on July 11, 2017, in the U.S. Senate. THE BILL IS NOT A LAW. To become a law, the bill must be approved by the Judiciary committees, passed by both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, and signed into law … Read More

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H.R. 3800: Mandatory Minimum Reform Act of 2017 (115th Congress)

Friday, April 27, 2018

Read the text of H.R. 3800 Bill Status: The bill has been introduced. IT IS NOT A LAW. To become a law, the bill must be approved by the Judiciary committees, passed by both the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives, and signed into law by the President. Each year, many bills are introduced, … Read More

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S. 1933: Smarter Sentencing Act of 2017 (115th Congress)

Friday, April 27, 2018

Read the bill text: S. 1933 Take action!: Tell the U.S. Senate to pass the Smarter Sentencing Act (S. 1933) Status: The Smarter Sentencing Act (S. 1933) was introduced on October 5, 2017, in the U.S. Senate. THE BILL IS NOT A LAW. To become a law, the bill must be approved by the Judiciary committees, passed … Read More

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