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MILWAUKEE (CBS 58) -- Sen. Tammy Baldwin, D-WI, says new federal money will help combat gun violence with science.

Congress approved $25 million that will go to the Centers for Disease Control and the National Institutes of Health. It will allow those organizations to research how to combat gun violence as a public health crisis.

Baldwin sponsored the original legislation, which became part of the federal spending bill, and says those organizations can come up with creative solutions using that money.

"Think about the fact that most people's smart phones can only be used by them if they present their fingerprint, or it has face recognition technology, or they enter their pin code," Baldwin said. "You can do that with guns too."

32,000 people in the United States die from gun violence each year.

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