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Senate To Vote On Criminal Justice Bill After Push From Boosters, White House

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said members will now consider a criminal justice bill in the lame-duck session after the suggestion it wouldn't get a vote in the face of GOP opposition.
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said members will now consider a criminal justice bill before the end of this year's lame-duck session. Source: Chip Somodevilla

Bowing to pressure from the White House and activist groups, the Senate will schedule a vote on legislation that would reduce sentences for certain drug offenders and support programs that prepare prisoners for life after incarceration.

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