Senate Passes the First Step Act

WASHINGTON, D.C. — In response to the Senate’s passage this evening of the First Step Act, Jason Pye, FreedomWorks Vice President of Legislative Affairs, commented:

"This was a historic night in the Senate. The First Step Act is a product of several years of bipartisan negotiations based on the successful reforms in red states like Georgia, Mississippi, South Carolina, and Texas. The efforts of our champions — Sens. Chuck Grassley, Mike Lee, and Rand Paul — were apparent in the votes this evening. The Senate has done its job. We urge the House to pass the First Step Act and send it to President Trump’s desk to be signed into law."