Category Archive: government affairs

May 03

Congressional Leaders Agree on Bill Funding Key Justice Programs

By CSG Justice Center Staff Congressional leaders reached a deal on Sunday, April 30, on a more than $1 trillion omnibus appropriations bill, which will provide new funding for the federal government for the current fiscal year. Congress will need to clear the spending package before current appropriations expire at midnight on Friday, May 5. …

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May 03

Congress Unveils Bill Funding Key Justice Programs

By CSG Justice Center Staff Congressional leaders reached a deal on Sunday, April 30, on a more than $1 trillion omnibus appropriations bill, which will provide new funding for the federal government for the current fiscal year. Congress will need to clear the spending package before current appropriations expire at midnight on Friday, May 5. …

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Apr 26

Senate Passes Portman Resolution to Designate April 2017 as ‘Second Chance Month’

Office of U.S. Senator Rob Portman Last night, the United States Senate passed U.S. Senator Rob Portman’s (R-OH) resolution to designate April 2017 as “Second Chance Month” and honor those who work to remove unnecessary barriers that prevent those with a criminal record from becoming productive members of society. Portman, who is the author of …

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Apr 18

U.S. House Members Express Support for Key Justice Programs

By CSG Justice Center Staff Congressional leaders in April took strong bipartisan action in support of three programs—the Second Chance Act (SCA), the Mentally Ill Offender Treatment and Crime Reduction Act (MIOTCRA), and the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI)—aimed at increasing public safety and reducing recidivism at the local and state level. Representatives Bill Johnson (R-OH), …

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Apr 12

U.S. Senator Lankford Cosponsors Bipartisan Resolution to Designate April as “Second Chance Month”

Office of U.S. Senator James Lankford Senator James Lankford has joined Senators Dick Durbin (D-IL), Rob Portman (R-OH), and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) to introduce a resolution that designates April 2017 as “Second Chance Month.” The bipartisan resolution honors those who work to remove unnecessary barriers that prevent those with a criminal record from becoming productive …

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Apr 07

Corrections Leaders Visit with White House Staff about Criminal Justice Issues

By CSG Justice Center Staff From left: Secretary Wetzel, Director Kempf, Director Cook, Commissioner Dunn, and Secretary Tilley. National and state corrections leaders visited the White House last week to discuss several key issues that they believe impact public safety in their states and others across the country. The leaders, representing Alabama, Kentucky, Pennsylvania and …

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Mar 17

Capitol Hill Briefing Highlights Three States’ Reductions in Prison Costs and Reinvestments in Public Safety

By CSG Justice Center Staff On March 8, state leaders from Alabama, Georgia, and North Carolina convened at the Russell Senate Office Building in Washington D.C. to discuss how these states have used the Justice Reinvestment Initiative (JRI)—an approach designed to reduce spending on corrections and reinvest in more effective strategies to reduce recidivism and …

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Mar 04

Download free software from NASA

    “NASA released a catalog yesterday packed with free software products that startups and academics can use to build companies in sectors like autonomy and data processing without any royalty or copyright fees. NASA’s Technology Transfer oversaw the release that includes a wide ranging portfolio of applications in sectors such as propulsion, data and image processing, …

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Feb 28

Congressman Danny K. Davis Delivers Testimony in Support of the Second Chance Act Funding to U.S. House Committee

Office of Congressman Danny K. Davis (D-IL) “Good Morning.  Chairman Culbertson and Ranking Member Serrano, I am here today to advocate for a critical program that is reconnecting families and stabilizing communities; The Second Chance Act.  The Second Chance Act, which passed with overwhelming bipartisan support and was signed into law in April 2008, authorized …

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