H.R. 3713: Sentencing Reform Act of 2015

There has been a bipartisan breakthrough on an issue that has been anathema to many in recent years — reform of the criminal sentencing laws that have lead to skyrocketing incarceration rates.

Powerful lawmakers from both parties and both chambers of Congress recently introduced comprehensive legislation (this bill and its Senate counterpart S. 2123) that would ease some federal sentencing guidelines ...

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Oct 8, 2015


Reported by Committee on Nov 18, 2015

The committees assigned to this bill sent it to the House or Senate as a whole for consideration on November 18, 2015.


Bob Goodlatte

Representative for Virginia's 6th congressional district



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Last Updated: Oct 8, 2015
Length: 18 pages


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Oct 8, 2015

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Nov 18, 2015
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H.R. 3713 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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