Mitch Landrieu joined a group of 18 mayors visiting with President Barack Obama and Attorney General Eric Holder at the White House on Tuesday for a discussion about reducing youth violence, a subject that’s been the mayor’s top priority since taking office.
“The president applauded the mayors for their local efforts to combat violence, solicited their input about proven methods and pledged his administration’s partnership,” according to a statement released by the White House.
“He also vowed to continue doing everything in his power to combat gun violence through executive action and to press Congress to pass common-sense reforms like expanding the background check system and cracking down on gun trafficking.”
The list of visiting mayors included Cory Booker, of Newark, N.J.; Vincent Gray, of Washington, D.C.; Michael Nutter, of Philadelphia; and Kasim Reed, of Atlanta.
Landrieu’s press office did not announce the mayor was scheduled to meet with the president.
His spokesman also did not respond to calls late Tuesday.