First daughter Ivanka Trump is reportedly working behind the scenes on gun control by reaching out to lawmakers' offices to gauge interest in new firearms laws since recent shootings in Ohio and Texas.
A White House official said that Ms. Trump "has trusted relationships on both sides of the aisle and she is working in concert with the White House policy and legislative teams," according to a Tuesday report at Axios.
The first daughter and her husband, Jared Kushner, have already built considerable relationships on Capitol Hill following their work to pass last year's big criminal justice bill, whose implementation began last month. She has also been working with lawmakers on the issue of paid family leave.
According to the Axios report, Ms. Trump has already spoken with Sens. Joe Manchin, D-W.V., and Pat Toomey, R-Penn., who are cosponsors of enhanced background check legislation that failed in 2013 when it was brought up in the wake of the Sandy Hook massacre.
"She called Manchin and said she was trying to get a sense of what bills are out there," one of Manchin's aide told Axios. "She had him explain how they drafted the bill, where it stands and what changes needed to be made in order for it to pass."