Koch's Statement of Support for the Criminal Code Improvement Act of 2015

November 17, 2015

Koch commends Judiciary Committee Chairman Goodlatte, Ranking Member Conyers, Crime Subcommittee Chairman Sensenbrenner, Crime Subcommittee Ranking Member Jackson Lee, Representative Labrador, and Representative Collins for the Criminal Code Improvement Act of 2015.

We favor comprehensive criminal justice reform, which includes criminal laws with intent and knowledge standards. We believe that no one should be deprived of their life, liberty, property, or pursuit of happiness unless the government can prove beyond a reasonable doubt that the person intended to commit the crime at issue. This is a fundamental constitutional principle and the bedrock of a just and fair criminal justice system.  We look forward to additional reform measures being introduced by this Committee.

- Mark Holden, Senior Vice President & General Counsel
Koch Industries, Inc.