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January 09, 2013

Biden speaks to governors, mayors on curbing gun violence

Vice President Joe Biden continued his outreach as he looks ro devise a set of recommendations on how to curb gun violence.

He held conference calls Wednesday with governors of both parties and state and local elected leaders from across the nation.

"During the calls, 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," according to a White House official. "The vice president reiterated the administration’s commitment to this urgent issue, and stressed that the problem requires immediate action."

See below for participants on today’s calls:

  • · Governor Jan Brewer (R-Arizona)
  • · Governor Phil Bryant (R-Mississippi)
  • · Governor Lincoln Chafee (I-Rhode Island)
  • · Governor Mark Dayton (D-Minnesota)
  • · Governor Gary Herbert (R-Utah)
  • · Governor John Hickenlooper (D-Colorado)
  • · Governor John Kasich (R-Ohio)
  • · Governor Dannel Malloy (D-Connecticut)
  • · Governor Jack Markell (D-Delaware)
  • · Governor Jay Nixon (D-Missouri)
  • · Governor Martin O’Malley (D-Maryland)
  • · Governor Sean Parnell (R-Alaska)
  • · Governor Peter Shumlin (D-Vermont)
  • · Governor Rick Snyder (R-Michigan)
  • · Governor Scott Walker (R-Wisconsin)
  • · Mayor Ralph Becker (D-Salt Lake City, UT)
  • · Mayor Chris Coleman (D-St. Paul, MN)
  • · Mayor Michael Coleman (D-Columbus, OH)
  • · Mayor Mick Cornett (R-Oklahoma City, OK)
  • · Mayor Frank Cownie (D-Des Moines, IA)
  • · Mayor John DeStefano (D-New Haven, CT)
  • · Mayor Greg Fischer (D-Louisville, KY)
  • · Mayor Jerramiah Healy (D-Jersey City, NJ)
  • · State Senator Connie Johnson (D-OK)
  • · Mayor Mitch Landrieu (D-New Orleans, LA)
  • · Supervisor Linda Langston (D-Linn County, IA)
  • · Mayor Mark Mallory (D-Cincinnati, OH)
  • · State Representative Stacey Newman (D-MO)
  • · Commissioner Chris Rodgers (D-Douglas County, NE)
  • · State Senator Malcolm Smith (D-NY)
  • · Mayor Dayne Walling (D-Flint, MI)

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