(CNN)As the nation honored the life of George Floyd with memorial events and marches, Floyd’s family and supporters said they have been encouraged by the progress made in the year since he was killed by a Minneapolis police officer.

From Dallas to Washington, DC, to Minneapolis, Floyd’s name is echoing across the country in recognition of a man who has become a symbol in the fight for racial equality and police reform.”Today I just felt a day of relief,” Floyd’s aunt Angela Harrelson told CNN. “The support that we have received, the love to get to this day. I am just overwhelmed with joy and hope and I feel like change is here.” Several members of Floyd’s family, including Floyd’s daughter Gianna; Gianna’s mother, Roxie Washington; Floyd’s sister Bridgett Floyd; and his brother Philonise Floyd, were in Washington today to meet with President Joe Biden, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and other lawmakers. The family meeting with Biden at 1 p.m. will be private so the President can have a “real conversation and preserve that with the family,” press secretary Jen Psaki said. Read MoreThese murals show that George Floyd is not forgottenThese murals show that George Floyd is not forgotten Photos: These murals show that George Floyd is not forgottenPeople hug at George Floyd Square in Minneapolis on April 20. It was after a jury found former police officer Derek Chauvin <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/20/us/derek-chauvin-trial-george-floyd-deliberations/index.html" target="_blank">guilty of murdering Floyd.</a>People hug at George Floyd Square in Minneapolis on April 20. It was after a jury found former police officer Derek Chauvin <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2021/04/20/us/derek-chauvin-trial-george-floyd-deliberations/index.html" target="_blank">guilty of murdering Floyd.</a> Photos: These murals show that George Floyd is not forgottenPeople hug at George Floyd Square in Minneapolis on April 20. It was after a jury found former police officer Derek Chauvin guilty of murdering Floyd.Hide Caption 1 of 15People kneel in front of a Floyd mural during a protest in Manchester, England, on March 27.People kneel in front of a Floyd mural during a protest in Manchester, England, on March 27. Photos: These murals show that George Floyd is not forgottenPeople kneel in front of a Floyd mural during a protest in Manchester, England, on March 27.Hide Caption 2 of 15People gather near a Floyd mural in Houston on April 20.People gather near a Floyd mural in Houston on April 20. Photos: These murals show that George Floyd is not forgottenPeople gather near a Floyd mural in Houston on April 20.Hide Caption 3 of 15A mural honors Floyd and Breonna Taylor in a Detroit parking lot on April 23. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/13/us/louisville-police-emt-killed-trnd/index.html" target="_blank">Taylor was killed in March 2020</a> by police officers executing a no-knock warrant in Louisville, Kentucky.A mural honors Floyd and Breonna Taylor in a Detroit parking lot on April 23. <a href="https://www.cnn.com/2020/05/13/us/louisville-police-emt-killed-trnd/index.html" target="_blank">Taylor was killed in March 2020</a> by police officers executing a no-knock warrant in Louisville, Kentucky. Photos: These murals show that George Floyd is not forgottenA mural honors Floyd and Breonna Taylor in a Detroit parking lot on April 23. Taylor was killed in March 2020 by police officers executing a no-knock warrant in Louisville, Kentucky.Hide Caption 4 of 15James Stapleton embraces his 11-year-old son, Kareem, after they prayed for Floyd at a mural in Denver on April 20.James Stapleton embraces his 11-year-old son, Kareem, after they prayed for Floyd at a mural in Denver on April 20. Photos: These murals show that George Floyd is not forgottenJames Stapleton embraces his 11-year-old son, Kareem, after they prayed for Floyd at a mural in Denver on April 20.Hide Caption 5 of 15People in Nairobi, Kenya, sit near a Floyd mural on April 21. The Swahili word "haki" means "justice."People in Nairobi, Kenya, sit near a Floyd mural on April 21. The Swahili word "haki" means "justice." Photos: These murals show that George Floyd is not forgottenPeople in Nairobi, Kenya, sit near a Floyd mural on April 21. The Swahili word “haki” means “justice.”Hide Caption 6 of 15Shantel Carson and her son, Shavez Alston, pay their respects to Floyd at a memorial in Milwaukee on April 20.Shantel Carson and her son, Shavez Alston, pay their respects to Floyd at a memorial in Milwaukee on April 20. Photos: These murals show that George Floyd is not forgottenShantel Carson and her son, Shavez Alston, pay their respects to Floyd at a memorial in Milwaukee on April 20.Hide Caption 7 of 15A man walks past a Floyd mural on an office building in Oakland, California, on March 29.A man walks past a Floyd mural on an office building in Oakland, California, on March 29. Photos: These murals show that George Floyd is not forgottenA man walks past a Floyd mural on an office building in Oakland, California, on March 29.Hide Caption 8 of 15Jarvis Crawford leads a group as they hold up candles during a vigil in Palm Springs, California, on April 21.Jarvis Crawford leads a group as they hold up candles during a vigil in Palm Springs, California, on April 21. Photos: These murals show that George Floyd is not forgottenJarvis Crawford leads a group as they hold up candles during a vigil in Palm Springs, California, on April 21.Hide Caption 9 of 15A Floyd mural is seen in the center of Brussels, Belgium, on April 21.A Floyd mural is seen in the center of Brussels, Belgium, on April 21. Photos: These murals show that George Floyd is not forgottenA Floyd mural is seen in the center of Brussels, Belgium, on April 21.Hide Caption 10 of 15A mural depicts Floyd on the side of a supermarket in Brooklyn, New York, on March 9.A mural depicts Floyd on the side of a supermarket in Brooklyn, New York, on March 9. Photos: These murals show that George Floyd is not forgottenA mural depicts Floyd on the side of a supermarket in Brooklyn, New York, on March 9.Hide Caption 11 of 15A woman walks past a Floyd mural in Los Angeles on April 21.A woman walks past a Floyd mural in Los Angeles on April 21. Photos: These murals show that George Floyd is not forgottenA woman walks past a Floyd mural in Los Angeles on April 21.Hide Caption 12 of 15Two women embrace in Atlanta after former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murdering Floyd.Two women embrace in Atlanta after former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murdering Floyd. Photos: These murals show that George Floyd is not forgottenTwo women embrace in Atlanta after former police officer Derek Chauvin was found guilty of murdering Floyd.Hide Caption 13 of 15People walk past a Floyd mural in Bethlehem, West Bank, on March 31.People walk past a Floyd mural in Bethlehem, West Bank, on March 31. Photos: These murals show that George Floyd is not forgottenPeople walk past a Floyd mural in Bethlehem, West Bank, on March 31.Hide Caption 14 of 15Damarra Atkins pays her respects at Minneapolis' George Floyd Square on April 23.Damarra Atkins pays her respects at Minneapolis' George Floyd Square on April 23. Photos: These murals show that George Floyd is not forgottenDamarra Atkins pays her respects at Minneapolis’ George Floyd Square on April 23.Hide Caption 15 of 1501 george floyd murals 202102 george floyd murals 202103 george floyd murals 202104 george floyd murals 202105 george floyd murals 202115 george floyd murals 202106 george floyd murals 202107 george floyd murals 202108 george floyd murals 202109 george floyd murals 202110 george floyd murals 202111 george floyd murals 202112 george floyd murals 202113 george floyd murals 202114 george floyd murals 2021“He has a genuine relationship with them, and the courage and grace of this family and especially his daughter Gianna Floyd, has really stuck with the President …” Psaki said. “So, he’s eager to listen to their perspectives and hear what they have to say.”The family comes as the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act remains stalled in the Senate, despite Biden setting an initial goal of having the legislation passed by Tuesday. Psaki said Friday that Biden wants the bill on his desk “as quickly as possible.” The bill includes provisions to set up a national registry of police misconduct, a ban on racial and religious profiling by law enforcement and an overhaul of qualified immunity for police officers.The NAACP kicked off Tuesday by holding a moment of silence for Floyd at 9:29 a.m. on its Facebook page to mark the 9 minutes and 29 seconds Derek Chauvin knelt on Floyd’s neck. Shareeduh Tate, Floyd’s cousin and president of the George Floyd Memorial Foundation, told CNN on Tuesday that the family feels uplifted by the racial reckoning, the conviction of Chauvin, and the federal indictment of the Chauvin and the other three officers involved in Floyd’s death. Tate said that while she had wanted to see the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act passed by today, the family would rather wait until Congress can pass a substantive bill that includes every provision. “From my perspective when we lost him it was a very personal thing for us initially and we had no idea the kind of impact it would have,” Tate told CNN’s Poppy Harlow and Jim Sciutto. “It was almost immediately seeing the fact that people were able to have conversations across diverse lines, people were able to talk about things that we never had a conversation about before.” Members of Floyd’s family are also expected to attend memorial events in Minneapolis on Tuesday, according to a family spokesman. One of those events is a “Celebration of Life” which includes a day of games, food, inflatable attractions for youth and special performances by Grammy Award-winning artists and local talent. Elsewhere, organizers in Dallas are hosting a solidarity march and rally on Tuesday and the California-based Pacific Symphony is streaming a free concert in honor of Floyd. BET will also pay homage to Floyd, airing special programming that kicks off Tuesday with “Bars and Ballads for George Floyd,” featuring Jon Batiste, Nas, former UN Ambassador Andrew Young, singer and activist Anthony Hamilton and Color of Change President Rashad Robinson.Several other events honoring Floyd have been held in recent days. Bridgett Floyd spoke during a rally Sunday in Minneapolis where she vowed to be a voice for George Floyd and advocate for change. She was joined by civil rights attorney Ben Crump and Rev. Al Sharpton. More than 50 years before George Floyd's death, lawmakers predicted a growing racial divideMore than 50 years before George Floyd's death, lawmakers predicted a growing racial divideMore than 50 years before George Floyd's death, lawmakers predicted a growing racial divide“It has been a long year. It has been a painful year,” Bridgett Floyd told the crowd on Sunday. “It has been very frustrating for me and my family. For your life to change within a blink of an eye. I still don’t know why.”The George Floyd Memorial Foundation is also asking supporters to honor the anniversary of Floyd’s death by joining its mission of ending systemic violence against Black Americans. The foundation has urged supporters to use Tuesday to call their elected officials — particularly their senators — and demand that they pass the George Floyd Justice in Policing Act; register to vote; help promote the foundation’s work on social media and donate to the foundation’s programs that support the Black community.

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