House Judiciary Committee aims at improving Criminal Justice System

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(WSLS 10) - The House Judiciary Committee is working on several bipartisan bills aimed at improving the Criminal Justice System.

The bills will ensure federal criminal laws appropriately punish lawbreakers, are effectively enforced, protect individual freedom, and do not waste taxpayer money.

Chairman Bob Goodlatte says the push is for what he's calling "common sense reforms" that reflect core American values.

"Through the Committee's initiative we are addressing issues such as over-criminalization, sentencing reform, prison and reentry reform, improved criminal procedures and policing strategies, and civil asset forfeiture reform," Goodlatte, said.