Former Rep. Gabrielle Giffords (D-Ariz.) stopped by the Oval Office after giving a moving opening testimony Wednesday before the Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun violence.

See a photo of Giffords and Kelly in the Oval Office below.

White House spokesman Jay Carney told reporters that President Barack Obama was looking forward to seeing Giffords and her husband, retired Navy Capt. Mark Kelly, the AP reports. Carney said people at the White House were "heartened" to see Giffords speak out on gun violence.

"Speaking is difficult but I need to say something important: violence is a problem. Too many children are dying," Giffords said during her opening remarks.

"Be bold. Be courageous. Americans are counting on you," Giffords urged the committee.

Below, a photo of Giffords and Kelly in the Oval Office by White House photographer Pete Souza:

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  • Retired NASA astronaut and Navy Capt. Mark Kelly (R) and his wife, shooting victim and former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) (C) arrive for a Jan. 30, 2013 Senate Judiciary Committee about gun control on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

  • Retired NASA astronaut and Navy Capt. Mark Kelly (R) and his wife, shooting victim and former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) (C) arrive for a Jan. 30, 2013 Senate Judiciary Committee about gun control on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

  • Shooting victim and former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) arrives for a Jan. 30, 2013 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing about gun control on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

  • Retired NASA astronaut and Navy Capt. Mark Kelly (R) and his wife, shooting victim and former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) (2nd R) arrive for a Jan. 30, 2013 Senate Judiciary Committee about gun control on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

  • Retired NASA astronaut and Navy Capt. Mark Kelly (R) and his wife, shooting victim and former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) prepares to give an opening statement before the Senate Judiciary Committee about gun control on Capitol Hill January 30, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

  • Shooting victim and former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) (L) and her husband Retired NASA astronaut and Navy Capt. Mark Kelly (2nd L) arrive for a Jan. 30, 2013 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing about gun control in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

  • Shooting victim and former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords (D-AZ) (C) speaks with members of the Senate Judiciary Committee before a Jan. 30, 2013 hearing about gun control on Capitol Hill in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

  • Shooting survivor and former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) (L) is seated next to her husband Captain Mark Kelly, USN (Ret.) during a Jan. 30, 2013 Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun violence in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)

  • Shooting survivor and former congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords (D-AZ) (L) speaks during a Senate Judiciary Committee hearing on gun violence, January 30, 2013 in Washington, D.C. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)