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Biden calls the Floyd family after verdict in the Chauvin murder trial

President Biden speaks during a meeting with lawmakers to discuss the American Jobs Plan in the Oval Office of the White House on Monday. (Patrick Semansky/AP)

President Biden called the family of George Floyd on Tuesday after a jury found former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin guilty on all counts of murder and manslaughter in Floyd’s death last year. Biden, Vice President Harris and first lady Jill Biden spoke with Philonise Floyd, brother of George Floyd, from the Oval Office, the White House said.

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Here’s what to know:

  • The House rejected a Republican attempt to censure Rep. Maxine Waters (D-Calif.) for calling on protesters to “get more active” and “get more confrontational” if a jury votes to acquit former Minneapolis police officer Derek Chauvin in the killing of George Floyd.
  • White House officials are closing in on a large spending plan centered on child care, paid family leave and other domestic priorities.
  • Senate Majority Leader Charles E. Schumer (D-N.Y.) called for federal legalization of marijuana as his home state recently joined 16 others and D.C. in making recreational use of marijuana legal.
  • Biden this week will pledge to slash U.S. greenhouse gas emissions at least in half by the end of the decade as part of an aggressive push to combat climate change.