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Trump-backed prisons bill DOA in the Senate

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Still smarting that his broader criminal justice bill never came to the floor in 2016, Grassley is holding out for a more sweeping bill this time around rather than the narrower approach that the House and some GOP senators are taking. Cruz said he wants to study the narrower House bill before coming to a position on it. In an interview with POLITICO last month, he noted that his broader bill is “the only one that came out of committee, it’s the one that has the most support – and it includes prison reform.

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