Speaker John Boehner unexpectedly gave a strong endorsement of justice reform efforts in the House of Representatives on Thursday, July 16. FreedomWorks CEO Adam Brandon commented on Boehner’s ringing endorsement of justice reform:
"John Boehner’s support for justice reform shows that momentum is growing in Congress. Not only that, but it’s one of the few issues that transcends party lines and we can actually get something done. For too long, lawmakers have enacted big government mandates that leave us with a skyrocketing prison population, high costs, and broken families. The status quo is unsustainable."
"States have led the way on justice reform. Texas and Georgia led the way with prison and sentencing reforms that focused on treatment and rehabilitation. These groundbreaking reforms helped reduce crime, reduce repeat offenders rates, and saved millions of dollars in taxpayer money."
"Our grassroots activists are excited about the prospects of passing comprehensive justice reform. We should not miss this unique opportunity to enact transpartisan legislation to benefit the American people. Civil asset forfeiture reform and mens rea legislation should also be strongly considered by Congress this year.
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