From the Morning Memo:

The U.S. House of Representatives has yet to pass the legislation yet, but Republican Rep. Tom Reed and the Problem Solvers Caucus he co-chairs, reiterated their support for the FIRST Step Act.

The Senate passed the criminal justice reform bill overwhelmingly on Tuesday. Among other things, the bill expands job training and early release programs, and modifies sentencing laws.

The House has vowed to pass the bill this week. It is being touted as a bipartisan victory.

The bipartisan Problem Solvers point out they have championed the legislation for months.

“The Problem Solvers Caucus was proud to put our full weight behind the FIRST Step Act more than six months ago. This bill betters our communities, improves the lives of thousands and saves taxpayers money. Congress must continue to craft and pass more bipartisan legislation like the FIRST Step Act,” Reed and his co-chair Josh Gottheimer, D-NJ-5, wrote in a joint statement.

The president has also signaled he will sign the legislation, a sentiment he reiterated Tuesday night on Twitter.

“This will keep our communities safer, and provide hope and a second chance, to those who earn it. In addition to everything else, billions of dollars will be saved. I look forward to signing this into law!” he wrote.