Reps. Chaka FattahChaka FattahJury convicts the son of Rep. Chaka Fattah Dem congressman pushes back at DOJ corruption probe Ethics panel opens probe into indicted House Dem MORE (D-Pa.) and Frank WolfFrank Rudolph WolfHouse votes to mandate sexual harassment training for members and staff Trump, global religious freedom needs US ambassador to lead Bottom Line MORE (R-Va.) have introduced legislation to overhaul the national criminal justice system.

It is a companion measure to the legislation introduced by Sens. Cory BookerCory Anthony BookerBooker: 'This is the most important midterm election of our lifetime' Senate GOP: Legislation to protect Mueller not needed NY and NJ lawmakers press Ryan on Gateway project funding MORE (D-N.J.) and Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulTrump informally offered Cohn CIA job before changing his mind: report Congress moving to end US involvement in Yemen Congress races to finish .2 trillion funding bill MORE (R-Ky.), two freshmen with national ambitions, earlier this month.

Fattah and Wolf said the reforms proposed in their bill would help reduce recidivism among criminals.

"Our criminal justice system is broken; hindered by out-of-date laws that have perpetuated an unnecessary cycle of incarceration — especially among youth and nonviolent offenders," Fattah said in a statement.

"We need to find consensus on the bipartisan reforms necessary to curb the unsustainable growth in corrections and employ more effective tools to reduce recidivism and increase public safety," Wolf said.

Among other provisions, the measure would end solitary confinement for juvenile offenders, except for extreme circumstances where it's necessary to protect the detainee or others.

It would also allow people convicted of nonviolent crimes to petition to seal their criminal records, which Fattah and Wolf said would help them find jobs after being released from prison. Additionally, juvenile records could be sealed for crimes committed before age 15.

"By addressing many of the obstacles keeping these populations from successfully re-entering society, this bill takes best-practices in justice reinvestment and works towards a comprehensive reform of our justice system," Fattah said.

The measure would further end the ban on food stamp benefits for low-level drug offenders who have served their time and enrolled in a treatment program for substance abuse.