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That whole defund the police thing is crazy

[Campaign announcement]: "I believe in freedom, capitalism and putting America first. And that whole defund the police thing is crazy," the three-term congressman says in a campaign launch video that was shared first with Fox News. Budd emphasized that "I'm 100% pro-life and I even think that elections should be fair and secure. I'm a political outsider who can't be bought by the swamp, and I don't give a rip about their Washington games."
Source: Fox News on 2022 North Carolina Senate race , Apr 28, 2021

First step: reduce recidivism & mass incarceration.

Budd voted YEA First Step Act

Congressional Summary:

Opposing press release from Rep. Doug LaMalfa (R-CA-1):: The reform sentencing laws in this bill may compromise the safety of our communities. Criminals convicted of violent crimes would have the opportunity to achieve 'low risk' status and become eligible for early release. California already has similar laws in place--Propositions 47 and 57--which have hamstrung law enforcement and caused a significant uptick in crime.

Supporting press release from Rep. Jerrold Nadler (D-NY-10):: S. 756 establishes a new system to reduce the risk that [federal prisoners] will commit crimes once they are released. Critically, S. 756 would not only implement these reforms to our prison system, but it also takes a crucial first step toward addressing grave concerns about our sentencing laws, which have for years fed a national crisis of mass incarceration. The bill is a 'first step' that demonstrates that we can work together to make the system fairer in ways that will also reduce crime and victimization.

Legislative outcome: Concurrence Passed Senate, 87-12-1, on Dec. 18, 2018; Concurrence Passed House 358-36-28, Dec. 20, 2018; President Trump signed, Dec. 21, 2018

Source: Congressional vote 18-S756 on Dec 20, 2018

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