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Sen. Tim Scott, R-S.C., right, shakes hands with Sen. Cory Booker, D-N.J., during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Thursday, Oct. 1, 2015, to discuss criminal justice reform with a bipartisan group of senators. A long-awaited bipartisan proposal to cut mandatory prison sentences for nonviolent offenders and promote more early release from federal prisons is scheduled to be disclosed Thursday by an influential group of senators who hope to build on backing from conservatives, progressives and the White House. From left are, Senate Minority Whip Richard Durbin of Ill., Booker, Senate Judiciary Committee Chairman Sen. Charles Grassley, R-Iowa, Scott, and Senate Majority Whip John Cornyn of Texas. (AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin) Jacquelyn Martin/AP