FOX is Right to Support First Step Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to FOX’s statement today in support of the First Step Act, a landmark piece of criminal justice reform legislation being considered by the Senate, Jason Pye, FreedomWorks Vice President of Legislative Affairs, commented:

“How many more endorsements do Senate Republican leadership need to bring the First Step Act to the floor for a vote? President Trump has endorsed the bill. The National Fraternal Order of Police and the National District Attorneys Association have backed the First Step Act, and several conservative groups, including FreedomWorks, have also expressed very vocal support for the bill.”

“Today’s statement by FOX is just another example of the wide support the First Step Act has. How much more does it take to bring the bill to the floor for a vote this year? We have been working on this bill in the Senate for months and working on criminal justice reform in Congress for years. We know that a majority of the Senate Republican Conference would support the First Step Act if it were brought the floor. We call on Leader McConnell to take action on the bill and let the Senate vote.”