White House Press Secretary Jay Carney said President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden will release “a package of concrete proposals to reduce gun violence and prevent future tragedies like the one in Newtown,” at 11:45 a.m. Wednesday.

Carney said the president and vice president will be joined by children from around the country who wrote Obama letters “in the wake of that tragedy expressing their concerns about gun violence and school safety, along with their parents.”

The package of White House proposals was  developed after several weeks of meetings between Biden and Cabinet members with a diverse array of groups ranging from hunters to Hollywood executives. It will include 19 proposals that Obama can implement with his executive power and other proposals that will need Congress’ approval.

Obama has said some of those proposals, including the reinstatement an assault weapons ban, may not have enough votes in Congress to pass.

Ana has written about politics and policy in Washington, D.C.. for Gannett, Thompson Reuters and UPI. She was a special correspondent for the Miami Herald, and a regular contributor to The New York TImes, Advertising Age and several other publications. She has also worked in broadcast journalism, for CNN and several local NPR stations. She is a graduate of the University of Maryland School of Journalism.

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