A criminal justice reform bill recently signed into law by President Trump received near unanimous support from Wisconsin’s congressional delegation.
The First Step Act gives more discretion to judges when sentencing people convicted of some federal drug crimes. It also boosts rehabilitation efforts.
The legislation received rare support from both Democratic and Republican members of Congress, as well as conservative and liberal groups that rarely work together.
U.S. Senators Ron Johnson and Tammy Baldwin voted yes, as did six members of the state’s House delegation. Third District Democrat Ron Kind did not vote.