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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary

Readout of the President's Meeting with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg

Today, President Obama met with former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg as part of the Administration's continuing push to address gun violence in America. The two discussed ways to keep guns out of the hands of those who should not have access to them and what more could be done at the state and local level to help address gun violence in America. The President also thanked him for his dedication to such an important issue.

Additionally, the President thanked Mayor Bloomberg for his leadership as UN Special Envoy for Cities and Climate in helping to achieve the historic climate agreement in Paris on December 12th. The President and Mayor Bloomberg discussed the importance of state and local climate action in implementing the agreement as well as the President's Climate Action Plan. The President's Senior Advisor Valerie Jarrett was also in attendance.