Democrats call for Congress to take action following death of George Floyd

Articles | June 4 2020

By Juliegrace Brufke

Top Democrats in the House are calling for Congress to take action in the wake of the death of an unarmed black man in Minneapolis police custody.

During a House Democratic Caucus conference call on Monday, Rep. Ayanna Pressley (D-Mass.) asked her colleagues to sign onto a resolution — introduced alongside Rep. Ilhan Omar (D-Minn.), Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) Chairwoman Karen Bass (D-Calif.) and Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.) — aimed at rebuking police brutality, racial profiling and the use of excessive course, according to a source on the call (Read more).