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Congress gets involved in the Trayvon Martin investigation

Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., the House Democraic Leader, released a statement Wednesday on the Trayvon Martin investigation.

"The story of Trayvon Martin’s death has shocked the nation and spurred many leaders, including members of Congress, to call for action," she said.  "I salute the action taken by the U.S. Department of Justice, led by Attorney General Holder, to ensure that justice will indeed be served. This thorough investigation by the federal government will mean that the loved ones of Trayvon Martin will get the answers to their many questions and the community will be given help to heal."

Earlier in the Day, Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla., spoke with U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder about the case. A spokesman said their conversation, about 10 to 15 minutes, was a good one that focused on having an independent and thorough investigation. They also talked about the need to get to the bottom of it "for the family and all concerned." 

Holder told Nelson he had members of the Justice Department's Civil Rights Division, the U.S. Attorney's Office and the FBI working on the case, along with community relations staffers.

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