Psaki had said this week that the White House will commemorate the anniversary of Floyd’s death, telling reporters that “it was a moment that impacted millions of Americans and certainly the President on a personal level.”
Biden spoke with Democratic Sen. Cory Booker of New Jersey on Friday afternoon as the self-imposed May 25 deadline to pass policing overhaul legislation grows closer, according to a senior White House official.
The official said Booker expressed to the President that while negotiators are not on track to hit the deadline, progress is being made.
Biden had set May 25 — the anniversary of Floyd’s death — as his goal during his joint address to Congress in April, Psaki said, “because he feels it’s important to be bold, to be ambitious, and that’s exactly what he feels we’re hopefully working toward.”
The legislation includes provisions to set up a national registry of police misconduct, a ban on racial and religious profiling by law enforcement and overhaul qualified immunity.
This story has been updated with additional reporting.