Rep. Ellison (D-MN) will speak at the National Rifle Conference on Thursday, according to an invite obtained by The Hill.
The National Rifle Federation has yet to announce the schedule of speakers for the National Press Club’s 2017 National Press Awards event, which will be held in New York City on Thursday.
But Ellison’s speech at the NRA conference is expected to be an address about the gun violence epidemic in the United States.
The gun violence problem has been a hot topic at the annual event, where Ellison has spoken out against President Donald Trump’s stance on gun control.
Ellison is a member of the Congressional Progressive Caucus, which has been pushing legislation to close loopholes that allow for gun sales at gun shows.
The Congressional Progressive caucus has called for the ban on online gun sales to be repealed.
In a statement, the caucus called on Ellison to “end the loopholes and repeal the ban and protect the Second Amendment.”
Ellison’s speech is part of a continuing effort by the Congressional caucus to pressure the Trump administration to do more to address the gun crime epidemic.
Last week, the Congressional Caucus held a press conference in which members of the Democratic Party urged Trump to sign an executive order that would have expanded background checks on gun sales.