President Joe Biden will host George Floyd's family at the White House Tuesday to mark the first anniversary of his death.
Biden's plans to host Floyd's family come as talks focused on the police reform bill named after Floyd — the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act — have stalled on Capitol Hill, the Associated Press reports. Biden had previously set the anniversary of Floyd's death as the deadline for the bill's passage and left much of the negotiations up to lawmakers on Capitol Hill, but there's been little movement on the legislation in recent weeks.
The George Floyd Justice in Policing Act would ban chokeholds by federal officers and end qualified immunity for law enforcement against civil lawsuits, as well as create national standards for policing. It passed the House in March, but faces a much tougher road in the evenly-divided Senate, where Republicans have expressed opposition to efforts to repeal qualified immunity.