U.S. Donald Trump President Donald Trump’s son-in-law Jared Kushner is getting almost universal praise, from Republicans and Democrats alike, for the first time as a senior White House adviser for his efforts around a criminal justice reform bill that appears on its way to becoming law. The criminal justice overhaul legislation, which would eliminate some crackdowns on sentencing from the 1990s and form programs to reduce recidivism, passed the Senate on Tuesday and is expected to pass the House this week. Within weeks of entering the White House, Kushner began expressing support for criminal justice reform to congressional leaders from both parties, law enforcement groups, the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU), Brennan Center for Justice, a former special adviser for ex-President Barack Obama and reality TV star Kim Kardashian West. His actions have also been noticed by stakeholders across the political spectrum. “Look, I think Kushner, the administration generally, deserves credit for being open and supportive of this reform,” Democratic Representative Adam Schiff of California, who chairs the House Intelligence Committee, said on CBS This Morning Wednesday. “There have been people in Congress working on this well before Kushner and anyone else entered the scene but nonetheless, we need all three—House,… Read full this story
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