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 Dec 15, 2017

Following the increasing issues cities have faced with sober living homes around the nation, the Chairman of the House Judiciary Committee joined Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Vista) in writing to... Read More

Press Release Oct 18, 2017

NOTE: “It’s nice to see at least some acknowledgment that civil forfeiture is in need of increased oversight, but the changes really don’t go far enough and the core problem still remains,” Issa... Read More