Proceedings and Debates of the 117th Congress, Second Session
Ms. JACKSON LEE. “I yield myself such time as I may consume. Mr. Speaker, I am very proud to support H.R. 1621, the Prohibiting Punishment of Acquitted Conduct Act, which offers a solution to a long-identified problem within our criminal justice system.
A broad coalition of advocates support this measure, including—R Street Institute, the ACLU, The Innocence Project, Brennan Center for Justice, the American Bar Association, Families Against Mandatory Minimums, The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights, and the Federal Public and Community Defenders. It is for that reason I hope that the Senate will take up this bill and pass the House version as soon as possible. I ask my colleagues to support this bill and to continue working on additional measures to make our justice system more equitable and more transparent. I look forward to coming to the floor with those initiatives. Mr. Speaker, I reserve the balance of my time.”