West Wing Reads If Democrats Want Criminal Justice Reform, They Should Work with Republicans
If Democrats Want Criminal Justice Reform, They Should Work with Republicans
A year and a half ago, President Trump signed historic prison reform into law. Now, once again, he is looking to work across the aisle in bipartisan fashion to “increase public safety for all communities, particularly Black Americans,” White House advisor Ja’Ron Smith writes in The Hill.
“But congressional Democrats are, sadly, playing politics with police reform.”
During the first 3 weeks of June, 75 people were shot in Atlanta. Eleven have died. “These are not police shootings. They’re civilians shooting civilians. They don’t carry the outrage and notoriety that a cop shooting someone will. But the victims are just as dead,” Bill Torpy writes in The Atlanta Journal Constitution.
President Trump’s recent action to suspend certain foreign guest worker visas will not hurt the U.S. economy, Matthew Tragesser writes. “The influx of foreign labor, largely via the suspended visa programs, has stagnated and depressed wages for Americans for decades.” Read more in The Daily Caller.
Since April, the U.S. Small Business Administration has approved more than 4.7 million loans totaling over half a trillion dollars. “SBA worked with 5,500 lenders of all sizes, including 4,000 community banks, 1,000 credit unions, 302 Community Development Financial Institutions (CDFIs), 170 Minority Depository Institutions, [and] 54 farm credit institutions,” SBA Administrator Jovita Carranza writesin the Orlando Sentinel.