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U.S. Senator Dick Durbin and Republican colleagues Chuck Grassley of Iowa and Mike Lee of Utah probably can't agree on what to have for lunch, much less legislation.

 

But the trio, along with New Jersey Democrat Cory Booker, are speaking with one voice in the call for criminal justice reform.

 

They say the recent wave of violence and protests after police shootings in Minnesota and Louisiana and the shootings of five Dallas Police officers has added to the urgency.

 

Durbin addressed Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, urging him to schedule a vote on the Senate’s bipartisan Sentencing Reform and Corrections Act.

 

 

Durbin believes the legislation could serve as a source of reconciliation at a time when America needs it most.

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