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Kelly asks for funding for gun violence research

Rep. Robin Kelly, D-Ill., joined with other members of the House of Representatives on Feb. 22 in calling on Speaker Paul Ryan to allow debate and a vote on legislation to repeal the Dickey Amendment and provide adequate funding for the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Prevention to conduct research about gun violence. In 1996 at the urging of the National Rifle Association, then Rep. Jay Dickey, R-Arkansas, moved that "none of the funds made available for injury prevention and control at the CDC may be used to advocate or promote gun control.” The change cut . . .

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