Congress Agrees To $25 Million In Federal Funding For Gun Violence Research

December 17, 2019
Congress has agreed to fund gun violence research.

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Congress is taking a historic step in researching gun violence.

For the first time in over 20 years, $25 million in federal funding will be alotted for gun violence research.

CDC and National Institutes of Health will each receive $12. 5 million for research.

"Given violence and suicide have a number of causes, the agreement recommends the CDC take a comprehensive approach to studying these underlying causes and evidence-based methods of prevention of injury, including crime prevention," the new bill states.

This will be the first major funding since the passing of Dickey Amendment in 1996, which stopped federal funding that would "advocate for or against gun control."

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