WASHINGTON, D.C. (10/31/19) — U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY), as well as Senators Mike Lee (R-UT) and Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) announced Wednesday the introduction of the Federal Prisons Accountability Act of 2019, which would bring further accountability to the nation’s federal prisons by requiring the Director of the Bureau of Prisons to be confirmed by the U.S. Senate, according to a press release.
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