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Eleven-year-old Miah Cerrillo, who survived the mass shooting at Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas, recounted her experience yesterday via prerecorded testimony played at a House hearing on gun violence. Cerrillo, who covered herself in her friend’s blood and pretended to be dead, was one of nine people testifying before the House Oversight and Reform Committee about the massacres in Uvalde and Buffalo, New York.

In related news the Justice Department has selected a team of nine people to help examine the local police response during the Uvalde mass shooting. The department conducted similar reviews after the 2015 terrorist attack in San Bernardino, California, and the 2016 mass shooting at an Orlando, Florida, nightclub. 

The hearing comes as a bipartisan group of senators continues to negotiate a deal reportedly focused on background checks, mental health, school security, and red flag laws. Sources say an agreement may be reached by the end of this week.

Meanwhile, the House passed its own reform package in a largely party-line vote. The bills are unlikely to pass the Senate.