McConaughey is a native of Uvalde, Texas, and has been outspoken about the need to curb gun violence in the wake of the mass shooting in his hometown that killed 19 students and two teachers. He has described gun violence as an “epidemic we can control.”
The White House said McConaughey would join White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre at Tuesday’s briefing and deliver remarks.
McConaughey told reporters on Capitol Hill on Tuesday he hoped he was making progress in his meetings with lawmakers. He had left a meeting with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi and was heading to another meeting with House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy.
While the odds of any sweeping reforms remain very steep, lawmakers have expressed optimism that a deal for narrow and targeted bill could be reached as soon as the end of this week. Jean-Pierre said Monday Biden was “encouraged” by the Senate negotiations on gun control measures.