Sunday, January 13, 2013

Vice President Biden Meets with Groups to Discuss Violence Prevention

December 19, 2012  President Obama delivers a statement from the Brady Press Briefing Room about the policy process the Administration will pursue in the wake of the Newtown tragedy to reduce and prevent gun violence. President Obama also answered questions from the press about the fiscal cliff negotiations.

Annette Nance-Holt Attends Meeting on Gun Violence with Vice President Biden in the EEOB Jan. 9, 2013
Annette Nance-Holt with a photo of her son Blair who was killed riding the bus home from school, attends a meeting chaired by Vice President Joe Biden, with gun safety advocates and victims, to develop policy proposals as part of the Administration’s response to the Newtown shootings and other tragedies, in the Cordell Hull Conference Room in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building in Washington, D.C., Jan. 9, 2013. (Official White House Photo by David Lienemann)

Right now, Vice President Biden is leading an effort to develop a new set of policies to reduce gun violence and prevent tragedies like the shooting in Newtown Conn
Yesterday, as part of that work,  the Vice President met with victims’ groups and gun safety organizations at the White House.

January 11, 2013  Vice President Joe Biden meets with representatives from the video game industry as part of the Administration’s effort to develop policy proposals in response to the tragedy in Newtown. The Vice President is joined by Attorney General Eric Holder and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius.

Following those meetings, the Vice President held conference calls with governors of both parties, and state and local elected leaders from across the United States. The Vice President listened to the unique perspectives of all the participants, and solicited their ideas and input on how to curb gun violence in this country. During the call, Mr. Biden reiterated the Administration’s commitment to this urgent issue and stressed that the problem requires immediate action.
Today, Vice President Biden will hold meetings with advocates for sportsmen and women and gun ownership groups. He will meet with representatives of the entertainment and video game industries this week as well.

January 10, 2013 Vice President Biden Meets with Sportsmen and Wildlife Interest Groups

Cabinet officials and White House senior staff are joining the Vice President in this important initiative. Secretary Duncan is meeting with representatives from parent, teacher, and education groups, and Secretary Sebelius is convening mental health and disability advocates. Senior White House will continue to hold meetings with a variety of stakeholders including medical groups, community organizations, child and family advocates, business owners, faith leaders, and others.

December 20, 2012
   Vice President Joe Biden meets with law enforcement leaders from across the country who are on the front lines every day protecting our communities to discuss an effective path forward, as well as Attorney General Eric Holder, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius.

Later this month, the Vice President will present his recommendations to the President, who will then announce a concrete package of proposals he intends to pursue without delay.

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