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Wednesday, December 16, 2015

Republicans Retain Ban On Anti-Gun Research Funding

We told you last week that anti-gun Democrats in Congress were attempting to hold the party’s spending bill votes hostage by demanding that a ban on “gun violence” research be eliminated. As expected, the Republicans will reject that proposal.

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., took the reins in calling for the ban to be lifted and tied it to the budget proposal, threatening to deny votes to the spending bill unless research funding was allocated. But she stopped just short of saying she would reject the overall bill if denied. “I think of it more as an incentive for Democrats to vote for the bill,” she said.

With Republicans holding a majority of the House, the chances of a Pelosi victory were slim. “I don’t think that’s going to be something that there’s much movement on,” said Rep. Tom Cole, R-Okla., who leads the House Appropriations Committee’s panel on health spending.