President Trump Signs First Step Act into Law

Dec 22, 2018
Press Release

WASHINGTON—President Donald Trump has signed the First Step Act into law.

The bipartisan justice reform bill introduced by Reps. Doug Collins (R-Ga.) and Hakeem Jeffries (D-N.Y.) represents one of the most significant overhauls of the federal criminal justice system in a generation. Collins spoke with the president in the Oval Office about why this legislation is historic.


May 7, 2018: Collins introduces the First Step Act in the House.

May 22, 2018: The House passes the First Step Act by a vote of 360-59.

December 18, 2018: The Senate passes an updated First Step Act.

December 20, 2018: The House passes the updated First Step Act, sending it to the president's desk.

December 21, 2018: President Trump signs the First Step Act into law.