The Hill reports:
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said on Tuesday that he will bring a bipartisan criminal justice bill up for a vote, marking a significant win for the legislation’s supporters, including President Trump.
“At the request of the president and following improvements to the legislation that has been secured by several members, the Senate will take up the recently revised criminal justice bill,” McConnell said from the Senate floor.
McConnell has said he would only bring the bill to the floor if it had the votes to pass. The bill has continued to gather support among both parties over the past few weeks and is almost certain to pass the Senate, but will have to go back through the House before reaching the president’s desk.
McConnell said members should “be prepared to work between Christmas and New Year’s if necessary in order to complete our work.”
It’s official… the #FIRSTStepAct is headed to the floor for a vote.
This historic legislation will reform our prison system and lift millions of Americans!
— Ivanka Trump (@IvankaTrump) December 11, 2018
— Hugh Hewitt (@hughhewitt) December 11, 2018
— Van Jones (@VanJones68) December 11, 2018