Alexander: Senate Passes Prison Reform Legislation

Posted on December 18, 2018

WASHINGTON, December 18, 2018 – United States Senator Lamar Alexander (R-Tenn.) today released the following statement after the Senate passed the First Step Act, bipartisan prison reform legislation he cosponsored that was introduced by Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Chuck Grassley (R-Iowa) and supported by President Trump:


“Today, the Senate passed bipartisan legislation that will help improve the federal criminal justice system and reform federal prisons. This legislation will take some important first steps to help non-violent offenders re-enter their communities and reduce the likelihood that they would commit another crime. I commend President Trump and Chairman Grassley for their leadership and I look forward to the House passing the bill and the president signing it into law.”



Lamar Alexander is the senior senator from Tennessee, and he serves as chairman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee, and the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Energy and Water Development. For his full biography, click here.