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AFP Applauds Bipartisan Senate Effort to Improve Communities**

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AFP Applauds Bipartisan Senate Effort to Improve Communities**

11.21.19 11:13 AM

Arlington, Va. –*Today, Americans for Prosperity applauds Senator John Cornyn and bipartisan co-sponsor(s) including Sen(s) Blumenthal, Coons, Crapo, Durbin, Grassley, Leahy, Lee, Portman, Tillis, and Whitehouse for introducing the RE-ENTER (Recognizing Education, Employment, New skills, and Treatment to Enable Registration) Act. The legislation that seeks to improve communities by allowing formerly incarcerated individuals to file for federal Certificates of Rehabilitation. These certificates would improve the ability of individuals*to secure employment and housing upon their release. Americans for Prosperity Board Member, Mark Holden, issued the following statement in support of the legislative framework:* “Senator Cornyn and his colleagues have introduced compassionate and common sense*legislation, which ultimately serves to break down barriers for the formerly incarcerated, their families, and our communities. Once an individual has paid their debt to society, they should be empowered to contribute to their communities – and that means these individuals must be able to secure housing and employment. Currently, too many folks getting out of federal prison are unable to secure either of these two items critical for success. By creating Federal Certificates of Rehabilitation, federal judges would be empowered to help returning citizens get their life back on track and not re-enter the system. We applaud […]

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