Defense attorney John Fogleman, who defended former Rep. Anthony Weiner, D-N.Y., from a child porn case, said in a statement on Wednesday that he was “pleased” that House Speaker Paul Ryan had “worked with us to get the House legislation on its way to the president.”
“We are looking forward to the day that our bills become law and our clients get their day in court,” he said.
Fogleman represented Weiner in a federal civil rights case that resulted in a $30 million settlement in 2015.
Weiner was convicted of sexually abusing minors when he was a 15-year-old intern at the House Judiciary Committee.
He pleaded guilty to one count of transmitting obscene material to a minor.
The judge sentenced Weiner to eight years in prison.
Folk said in the statement that the House bill, which he helped craft, is expected to pass with support from both parties, though it has not yet been submitted to Ryan.
Ryan is expected on Wednesday to unveil a draft of his proposed legislation that will replace the Defense Appropriations Bill that passed in March, though the details are still being finalized.
The defense bill was first introduced in May.