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Democratic Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi wants a measure to lift the ban on federal research into gun violence to be included in the omnibus spending package.

"We must insist that we cannot have a bill leave the station that still has that ban on research in it," she said at an event Thursday.

Her remarks come as Congress has yet to reach agreement on a spending bill to fund the government through the rest of fiscal 2016. On Wednesday, Congressional leaders announced plans to vote on a short-term measure by Friday to keep the government open until Dec. 16 while they negotiate.

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