Sanders also shared with the White House press corps that they should receive the president's proposal for gun control and school safety on Monday.
-The administration is focused on immediate action, in addition to a long-term approach to the issue of school safety.
"We are committed to working quickly because there's no time to waste", DeVos said in a conference call with reporters.
Many students from Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Fla., have been vocal in calling for state and national leaders to take actions to ensure another such shootings do not happen again.
Sandy Hook Promise, a group whose representatives met with Trump and Parkland students and parents at the White House, said in a statement that Trump's plan "shows that there is room for common ground and we must work together to pass solutions".
The gun-rights organization has already sued Florida after Governor Rick Scott signed legislation raising the minimum age to 21.
From the parts of the plan that you're describing that are there and those that are not, it sounds like an NRA-approved school safety plan.
"To this day, I think that a healthy ideological diversity prevails in the White House, but what has changed is that he is no longer willing to allow people to slow roll or stonewall his agenda", said Andrew Surabian, a former White House strategist under Trump. "You can buy a handgun - you can't buy one; you have to wait until you're 21".
Trump's position on guns, like his position on the "dreamers" or nearly anything else, is a public policy version of Schrödinger's cat.
"We can't just keep setting up blue-ribbon committees with your wife and your wife and your husband, and they meet and they have a meal and they talk, talk, talk, talk", Trump said at a rally Saturday near Pittsburgh, after re-upping his past proposal to have drug dealers executed.
Attorney General Jeff Sessions is telling state and local officials to make sure they are providing crucial mental health and criminal history information to federal background check systems. "Armed guards OK, deterrent", Trump tweeted Monday. But now they've reached a happy accommodation: Trump says whatever he wants while he's playing the president on TV, and his staff and GOP members of Congress ignore him and construct the policies dictated by their conservative ideology.
Administration officials demurred Sunday night when asked why Trump found commissions an inadequate response to the drug epidemic but an appropriate way to respond to gun massacres.
During the meetings, Trump also advocated arming certain teachers and school staffers, arguing that gun-free schools are "like an invitation for these very sick people" to commit murder. "But we haven't let go of some of those other things that we're going to continue to review and look at". But it was unclear if that meant offering new federal funding. "While they won't solve everything, they will help lead to a broader discussion on how to address a culture of violence in America, which is desperately needed", said Chris Cox, the NRA's head lobbyist, in a recruitment video Monday.
But that comes more than five months after a man killed 58 people in Las Vegas using multiple AR-15 rifles equipped with the devices, which turn semi-automatic rifles into machine guns, and they are still on sale.
He told other senators in January he was ready to back a bipartisan immigration bill until he reversed course within hours.
For now, the White House is backing a modest background check bill and a school safety measure, which both are expected to have widespread bipartisan support- even though some Republicans object and many Democrats say they are insufficient. The president is proposing an expansion and reform of mental health programs, including those that help identify and treat individuals who may be a threat to themselves or others.