12.18.18

Senator David Perdue Supports Bipartisan First Step Act

“Makes our federal justice system fairer to all Americans, while maintaining severe deterrents to criminal behavior”

WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senator David Perdue (R-GA) votes for the improved version of the First Step Act:

“The improved First Step Act will make our federal criminal justice system fairer to all Americans, while maintaining severe deterrents to criminal behavior. After working closely with the Trump Administration to make several improvements to the bill, I am proud to cosponsor the First Step Act. President Trump and Chairman Grassley have led this good faith effort to bring equity and reason to our justice system, along with Congressman Doug Collins who championed this in the U.S. House of Representatives. For years, Georgia has been leading the nation in reducing recidivism, providing drug rehabilitation, and increasing job training opportunities in our state prison system. This bipartisan effort is a model for breaking through the gridlock in Washington and actually getting things done.”

Senator Perdue worked with the Trump Administration and bill sponsors to secure several major improvements to the final text of the First Step Act before announcing support for the bill.

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Senator Perdue is the only Fortune 500 CEO in Congress and is serving his first term in the United States Senate, where he represents Georgia on the Armed Services, Banking, Budget, and Agriculture Committees.