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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. 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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Back the Blue Act – H.R. 2437 (Poe) / S. 1134 (Cornyn)

Friday, April 27, 2018

H.R. 2437 Introduced by: Rep. Ted Poe (R-TX) Text of bill: Click here for full text of this legislation. S. 1134 Introduced by: Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) Text of bill: Click here for full text of this legislation. Summary: Read FAMM’s factsheet on the bill here. The Back the Blue Act, if passed, would create new federal crimes and new mandatory minimum sentences for assaults, killings, … 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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FAMM Applauds Gov. Baker, General Assembly for Passage of Criminal Justice Reform

Friday, April 13, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202-822-6700 FAMM Applauds Gov. Baker, General Assembly for Passage of Criminal Justice Reform BOSTON – FAMM today congratulated Gov. Charlie Baker and Massachusetts lawmakers for enacting a comprehensive criminal justice reform package. The new law, S. 2371, will make significant improvements to every phase of the criminal justice system, including sentencing … Read More

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FAMM Condemns Arizona House’s Effort to Increase Mandatory Opioid Sentences

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700   FAMM Condemns Arizona House’s Effort to Increase Mandatory Opioid Sentences  PHOENIX – Yesterday, FAMM (Families Against Mandatory Minimums) sent a letter to members of the Arizona House of Representatives urging them not to pass HB 2241, a bill that would create 10- and 15-year mandatory minimum sentences for people who sell heroin, … Read More

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FAMM Statement on DOJ Charging Memo

Friday, May 12, 2017

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Rabiah Burks rburks@famm.org 202.822.6700 FAMM Statement on DOJ Charging Memo   WASHINGTON – FAMM is gravely disappointed with the new charging memo issued today by Attorney General Jeff Sessions. While we appreciate the attorney general’s commitment to reducing crime and combating dangerous opioid abuse, we think his strategy is misguided, unsupported by … Read More

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