SOURCE: U.S. Conference of Mayors

U.S. Conference of Mayors

April 29, 2016 08:14 ET

U.S. Conference of Mayors President Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake Commends Changes to Senate Criminal Justice Reform Bill (S. 2123), Urges Quick Floor Action

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - April 29, 2016) - U.S. Conference of Mayors President Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake issued the following statement on changes to the pending Senate Criminal Justice Reform Bill (S. 2123):

"The U.S. Conference of Mayors is committed to passage of bipartisan criminal justice reform legislation this year. We applaud the successful efforts of a bipartisan group of senators to negotiate some revisions to the Senate bill that make it a better bill that can garner even more bipartisan support. We urge Senate leaders to bring the bill to the Senate floor as quickly as possible."

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