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S. 756: FIRST Step Act

Dec 20, 2018 at 1:58 p.m. ET. On Motion to Suspend the Rules and Concur in the Senate Amendment to House Amendment in the House.

This was a vote to pass S. 756 (115th) in the House. This vote was taken under a House procedure called “suspension of the rules” which is typically used to pass non-controversial bills. Votes under suspension require a 2/3rds majority. A failed vote under suspension can be taken again.

This bill became the vehicle for passage of the FIRST Step Act, the Senate's criminal justice reform bill. The text of this bill was replaced in whole on December 18, 2018 with criminal justice reform provisions. Those provisions were originally introduced in S. 2795 and H.R. 5682.

Prior to becoming the vehicle for passage of criminal justice reform, this bill was the Save Our Seas Act of 2018.


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Yea 91%
Nay 9%
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