A fourth-grader who survived final month’s faculty taking pictures in Uvalde, Texas, by smearing herself in her friend’s blood and pretending to be lifeless might be amongst these testifying earlier than Congress subsequent week in a listening to on the nation’s gun violence epidemic.
Miah Cerrillo, 11, is slated to look earlier than the House Committee on Oversight and Reform on Wednesday, together with different members of the family personally affected by the current mass shootings at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde and in a grocery store in Buffalo, New York.
Other folks set to testify embrace Felix and Kimberly Rubio, the dad and mom of Lexi Rubio, who was one of many 19 kids killed in Uvalde; Roy Guerrero, a pediatrician who handled victims within the Uvalde taking pictures; and Zeneta Everhart, the mom of a Buffalo taking pictures survivor.
Rep. Carolyn Maloney (D-N.Y.), the chair of the committee, mentioned in an announcement that there have already been more than 200 mass shootings this 12 months.
“After 19 innocent children and two teachers lost their lives in Texas just ten days after the mass shooting in my home state of New York, I’m turning my anger into action,” Maloney mentioned. “Our hearing will examine the terrible impact of gun violence and the urgent need to rein in the weapons of war used to perpetrate these crimes. It is my hope that all my colleagues will listen with an open heart as gun violence survivors and loved ones recount one of the darkest days of their lives.”
She added, “This hearing is ultimately about saving lives, and I hope it will galvanize my colleagues on both sides of the aisle to pass legislation to do just that.”
The committee listening to is about for Wednesday at 10 a.m.