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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