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Vice President Biden Meets with Gun Violence Task Force

Washington, DC
Thursday, December 20, 2012

Vice President Joe Biden, along with cabinet members and White House officials, met with law enforcement leaders in Washington to discuss ways to curb gun violence.  The Gun Violence Task Force, led by the vice president, is charged with delivering legislative proposals by January as part of the Administration’s response to the school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut and other tragedies.

The working group includes Attorney General Eric Holder, Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, Secretary of Homeland Security Janet Napolitano, and Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius.

Updated: Thursday, December 20, 2012 at 4:04pm (ET)

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