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Sat Nov 17, 2018, 03:10 AM

McConnell Tells Trump a Criminal Justice Bill Is Not Likely This Year

Source: New York Times

McConnell Tells Trump a Criminal Justice Bill Is Not Likely This Year

By Nicholas Fandos and Maggie Haberman
Nov. 16, 2018

WASHINGTON — Senator Mitch McConnell told President Trump in a private meeting on Thursday that there is not likely to be enough time to bring a bipartisan criminal justice bill up for a vote this year, regardless of the support it has in the Senate and the White House, according to people familiar with the meeting.

Mr. McConnell, who as majority leader controls the Senate floor, delivered the news in a previously scheduled meeting at the White House convened to discuss the chamber’s legislative agenda for the remaining weeks of the term.

Lawmakers from both parties have been working furiously to build support for the compromise legislation that would begin to reverse some of the tough-on-crime federal policies of the 1980s and 1990s that incarcerated African-American offenders at much higher rates than white offenders.

Mr. Trump enthusiastically endorsed the proposal this week, and Speaker Paul D. Ryan, Republican of Wisconsin, pledged to move it across the finish line in the House “this term.” But Mr. McConnell’s conclusion could all but foreclose the possibility that Congress will vote on the bill this year.

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Sat Nov 17, 2018, 06:25 AM

1. Interesting, McConnell is the biggest criminal in DC

Other than trump. Was this to help themselves later on with?

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Sat Nov 17, 2018, 07:07 AM

2. Damn. Just when it looked like Jared actually did something

This actually was a good bill but it was obvious the conservatives would not like it. Hey Trump, Mitch just obstructed you.

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