Biden QUASHES 1994 Crime Bill with Campaign Criminal Justice Reform Proposal

Biden QUASHES 1994 Crime Bill with Campaign Criminal Justice Reform Proposal 1 Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images

Former Vice President Joe Biden rolled out a criminal justice reform plan Tuesday, offering several proposals that distance him from the 1994 crime bill he sponsored.

When the then-Senate Judiciary Committee chairman pushed the bill, signed by President Bill Clinton, the crack-cocaine epidemic was rampant. Lawmakers on both sides of the aisle sought to fix the issue by passing tough-on-crime provisions to alleviate the matter. This included strict sentencing measures on drug-related crimes.

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