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FAMM Applauds Senate Passage of the First Step Act

Tuesday, December 18, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org   FAMM Applauds Senate Passage of the First Step Act The criminal justice organization says family advocates paved the way for reform. WASHINGTON – FAMM President Kevin Ring issued the following statement today in response to the U.S. Senate’s bipartisan passage of the First Step Act (S. 3747) by a vote of … Read More

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FAMM Praises Introduction of the SAFE Justice Act of 2017

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 FAMM Praises Introduction of the SAFE Justice Act of 2017 WASHINGTON – FAMM today commended U.S. Reps. Bobby Scott (D-VA) and Jason Lewis (R-MN) for the introduction of the Safe, Accountable, Fair, Effective (SAFE) Justice Act of 2017. The broad bill limits the application of federal mandatory minimum sentences to the … Read More

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#WeNeed60: FAMM urges Congress to pass FIRST STEP Act

Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks, 202-822-6700 rburks@famm.org #WENEED60: FAMM URGES CONGRESS TO PASS FIRST STEP ACT Families across the nation push for 60 votes in Sen. Mitch McConnell’s whip count, ensuring the bill goes to a vote after midterm elections. WASHINGTON – The criminal justice reform advocacy group FAMM has launched a new campaign aimed at garnering the 60 … Read More

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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 duplicative sentences for offenses that lack mens rea; and (3) lets a … 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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