Following the passage of the Federal Prison Oversight Act in the U.S. House, Citizens for Responsibility and Ethics in Washington released the following statement:

“This week, the House achieved a significant milestone by passing the Federal Prison Oversight Act with an overwhelming bipartisan vote of 392-2. This crucial legislation, spearheaded by Reps. Lucy McBath (D-GA) and Kelly Armstrong (R-ND), paves the way for enhanced oversight of the Federal Bureau of Prisons (BOP) and its facilities. By establishing new, independent oversight mechanisms, the Act would combat corruption and tackle issues of widespread sexual and physical abuse within federal prisons. We commend this bipartisan effort and urge the Senate to follow suit in swiftly passing the Federal Prison Oversight Act. We look forward to collaborating with Senators Jon Ossoff (D-GA), Mike Braun (R-IN), and Dick Durbin (D-IL), as they continue to champion the companion bill in the Senate.”

CREW has previously written a letter and congressional testimony in support of the bill.