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 Aug 17, 2017

In the wake of the events in Charlottesville this weekend, Congressman Darrell Issa (R-Vista) today released a letter calling for the House Judiciary Committee to hold a hearing at the full... Read More

Press Release Aug 15, 2017

As consensus continues to build on all sides of the aisle to roll back many of our nation's capricious and often unaccountable licensing requirements for Americans to work in particular fields,... Read More

In The News Aug 14, 2017

NOTE: Less than a week later, a gaggle of conservative lawmakers—Senators Ted Cruz, Mike Lee, and Ben Sasse, along with Representative Darrell Issa—introduced legislation that would give licensing... Read More