FreedomWorks Statement in Response to Passage of the 2020 NDAA Conference Report Including Fair Chance Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the House’s passage of the conference report for the National Defense Authorization Act for FY 2020, which includes an important criminal justice reform measure, the Fair Chance Act, Jason Pye, FreedomWorks Vice President of Legislative Affairs, commented:

“We are thrilled to see the Fair Chance Act pass the House once again. It represents a critical way that the federal government can lead by example on smart criminal justice policy.”

“Expanding job opportunities for those who have paid their debt to society for their past actions help to reduce crime and enhance communities across America. We look forward to the passage of the Fair Chance Act in the Senate.”