[Congressional Record Volume 166, Number 118 (Friday, June 26, 2020)]
[Page H2520]
From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov]


  (Ms. MENG asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 
minute and to revise and extend her remarks.)
  Ms. MENG. Mr. Speaker, I rise today because our Nation is screaming 
out, grieving for those killed by police brutality and racial 
  I rise today because, for 8 minutes and 46 seconds, a police officer 
pressed his knee on George Floyd's neck, slowly killing him, but we 
know there are countless more who will forever remain faceless and 
nameless because their stories were never recorded.
  I rise today because Black lives matter.
  Last night, I proudly voted to pass this historic, transformative 
bill, the Justice in Policing Act.
  This bill would finally put in place unprecedented and bold reforms 
to curb police brutality and racial profiling and combat the epidemic 
of racial injustice.
  Mr. Speaker, we cannot turn our backs on the cries for justice. We 
cannot go back to a system that would look the other way when faced 
with police brutality.
  The Senate must follow the House's lead and immediately pass this 
bill because this moment of national anguish demands nothing less.