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Nadler Praises House Passage of Criminal Justice Reform Bills

Washington, D.C. – Today, House Judiciary Committee Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) issued the following statement after the House of Representatives unanimously passed two criminal justice reform bills within the Committee's jurisdiction: 

"Creating a more just and fair criminal justice system has long been a priority for the Judiciary Committee. The bipartisan legislation passed today will improve law enforcement's ability to resolve cases of missing persons, ensure incarcerated individuals get the holistic treatment they need, and reduce recidivism rates by providing individuals returning to society with the resources necessary to become productive members of their communities. I thank my colleagues for their steadfast work, and I look forward to seeing these important bills signed into law."

The House of Representatives passed the following bills: 

S. 2174, the Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains Act of 2019

The Missing Persons and Unidentified Remains Act of 2019, introduced by Senators John Cornyn (R-TX) and Kamala Harris (D-CA) with similar legislation introduced by Representative Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX) and Will Hurd (R-TX), authorizes a grant program for State and local law enforcement, state medical examiners, and accredited crime and forensic laboratories to record and report missing persons and unidentified remains found along the U.S.-Mexico border. The bill was passed by a voice vote.

S. 3312, the Crisis Stabilization and Community Reentry Act of 2020

The Crisis Stabilization and Community Reentry Act, introduced by Senator John Cornyn (R-TX) with similar legislation introduced by Representative David Trone (D-MD), authorizes grant money for law enforcement to partner with mental health providers to provide support for mental health services for incarcerated individuals and those returning to society. The bill was passed by a voice vote.
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