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Wednesday: House Judiciary Committee to Hold Historic Gun Violence Hearing

Washington, DC, February 1, 2019

On Wednesday, February 6, 2019 at 10:00 a.m., the House Judiciary Committee will hold a hearing on gun violence in America. During the hearing, Members of Congress will examine the problem and hear recommendations from witnesses about how Congress should address it. 

Chairman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) released the following statement ahead of the hearing:

“For far too long, Republicans in Congress have offered moments of silence instead of action in the wake of gun tragedies. That era is over. As the Chairman of the Judiciary Committee, I’ve made gun violence prevention one of our top priorities this Congress. We will examine this issue holistically and work to advance critical legislation to keep guns out of the wrong hands, and keep Americans safe.”


Ms. Aalayah Eastmond

Senior at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School

Coral Springs, FL

Ms. Savannah Lindquist

Student at Old Dominion University

Norfolk, VA 

Ms. Diane Latiker

Founder/President of Kids off the Block

Chicago, IL

Dr. Joseph V. Sakran

Associate Chief, Division of Acute Care Surgery

Director, Emergency General Surgery

Johns Hopkins Hospital

Baltimore, MD

Maj. Sabrina Tapp-Harper

Commander, Domestic Violence Unit, Baltimore City Sherriff’s Office

Baltimore, MD

Chief Art Acevedo

Chief of Police, Houston Police Department

Houston, TX

Dr. Joyce Lee Malcolm

Professor of Law, Antonin Scalia Law School

Arlington, VA

Ms. Robyn Thomas

Executive Director, Giffords Law Center to Prevent Gun Violence

San Francisco, CA

Date:               Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Time:              10:00 a.m.

Location:        2141 Rayburn House Office Building

Washington D.C.

Livestream:   The hearing will stream live here.

Camera crews wishing to cover must be congressionally credentialed with the House Radio-TV Gallery (202) 225-5214.