Pop singer Lady Gaga met with a top Obama aide at the White House on Tuesday to discuss an anti-bullying initiative as the federal government released a new analysis of state bullying laws and policies.

Gaga - who is launching the Born This Way Foundation in 2012 - and Valerie Jarrett, a Senior advisor to the President, discussed ways to work together to make sure that no child comes under attack, regardless of his or her race, sexual orientation, gender identity or any other factor, according to a post on the White House Blog.

"I am deeply moved by the way she has used her story, and her success, to inspire young people, and shine the spotlight on important issues," Jarrett said in the post.

Today the Obama Administration released a new analysis of state bullying laws and policies, summarizing the efforts currently in place to prevent bullying in and out of schools.

The report shows that while states have made recent progress in enacting policies and legislation to address bullying, "more must be done," according to the White House Blog.

Jarrett went on to outline steps the United States government has taken to address bullying.

In 2010, the Department of Education made it clear to schools that allowing bullying against LGBT students can violate anti-discrimination statutes.

In 2011, the Department reaffirmed students’ rights to form gay-straight alliances and other similar groups.

Earlier this year, President Obama and the First Lady held a White House Conference on Bullying Prevention.

Lady Gaga has described this cause as a personal one. She has said that as a child, she was often picked on for being different.

"Lady Gaga is a source of strength for many young people who feel isolated and scared at their schools," Jarrett wrote on the post.

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