Criminal Justice Reform

Criminal Justice Reform

Criminal Justice Reform

If there’s one thing we all can agree on it’s that the criminal justice system in America needs reform. One one hand, too many Americans who’ve lost their way or made mistakes are denied the chance to make things right and live a better life, trapped in system that often creates a vicious repeating cycle of crime and recidivism. While on the other hand, our criminal justice system too often leaves the victims of crimes – like sexual assault – unable to achieve the justice they deserve.

As a senior member of the House Judiciary Committee, I am working on bipartisan legislation to reform our federal criminal justice system in a way that operates with fairness and compassion, protects individual freedom, safeguards civil liberties, and ensures equal justice under law. This includes important and long-sought-after measures like reforming civil asset forfeiture, revising our sentencing laws, improving re-entry and rehabilitation programs, reforming sexual assault laws and developing criminal procedure best-practices. 

Press Release Sep 13, 2017

The House of Representatives passed an amendment offered by Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Vista) to this year’s spending package – the Make America Secure and Prosperous Appropriations Act – to curb... Read More

Press Release Sep 7, 2017

Today the House Judiciary Committee approved H.R.

In The News Sep 5, 2017

Note: "Another amendment by Rep.