Should Congress allow for sentences below the mandatory minimum?
Awaiting Vote .
HR 1097 allows for the courts to impose a sentence below the minimum mandatory sentence. This would only be done if the court found sufficient evidence that the mandatory minimum is longer than necessary. Sponsor: Rep. Robert Scott (Democrat, Virginia, District 3)
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