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Cotton Statement on the First Step Act

December 18, 2018

Washington, D.C. - Senators Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) today released the following statement on the First Step Act:

"While the bill has marginally improved from earlier versions, I'm disappointed my amendments to exclude child molesters from early release and to protect victims' rights were not adopted. I also remain concerned that reducing sentences for drug traffickers and violent felons is a threat to public safety."