George Floyd Justice and Policing Act Stalled Along Partisan Lines


FILE - In this Aug. 28, 2020, file photo, people carry posters with George Floyd on them as they march from the Lincoln Memorial to the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial in Washington. As the anniversary of George Floyd’s murder approaches, some people say the best way to honor him is for Congress to pass a bill in his name that overhauls policing. (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)
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President Biden will host members of George Floyd’s family tomorrow to mark one year since his murder by a former Minneapolis police officer.

Bridgett Floyd, sister of George Floyd, attends a rally and march for the one year anniversary of George Floyd’s death on Sunday, May 23, 2021, in Minneapolis, Minn. (AP Photo/Christian Monterrosa)

White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki gave more details about the meeting and said the president hopes to sign the George Floyd Justice and Policing Act into law. The act is being stalled over the issue of “qualified immunity” which protects police from lawsuits.

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Nala Williams, 8, looks up at a mural honoring George Floyd in the Third Ward, Sunday, June 7, 2020, in Houston. Floyd, who grew up in the Third Ward, died after being restrained by Minneapolis Police officers on Memorial Day. (AP Photo/David J. Phillip
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