Congress is funding gun violence research again for the first time in 20 years
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Millions of federal dollars are cleared to begin flowing to gun violence research efforts, two decades after the passing of the so-called “Dickey Amendment” had a chilling effect. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and National Institutes of Health are poised to split $25 million as part of a $1.4 trillion spending package President Donald Trump signed in December. The gun violence research money is half of what Democrats had pushed for, but any federal funding on the topic represents a major shift that researchers are hopeful they can build on.
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