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Posted at 3:27 PM ET, 01/ 9/2011

House joint caucus conference on security to be held Wednesday

By Felicia Sonmez

House Democratic Caucus Chairman John Larson (Conn.) told reporters at a Capitol briefing after Sunday's conference call that leaders of both parties have scheduled a joint caucus conference for Wednesday at House Speaker John Boehner's (R-Ohio) request.

At Wednesday's meeting, members are expected to be given additional recommendations on security measures, Larson said.

"The primary thing here is to make sure that all members are coordinating their efforts with local police officials, which a lot of members do routinely," he said, adding that Boehner has called for a more thorough review of all security measures. Larson also said that he expects members to continue holding "Congress on Your Corner"-style constituent events like the one Giffords was holding when the shooting took place.

Previewing the week ahead, Larson said that House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R-Va.) and Minority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) went over the House schedule and reiterated that there will not be any votes in the lower chamber this week, although "there certainly will be tributes that will be put forward for those who have lost their lives and the continued hope and fervent prayers and well-wishes for Gabrielle and all the victims as well."

Larson also noted that he had spoken earlier Sunday with Giffords' staffers on the Hill.

"Certainly, this is the kind of senseless thing that leaves everyone aghast and wondering why," he said.

By Felicia Sonmez  | January 9, 2011; 3:27 PM ET
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