Seventeen Democratic senators wrote the leaders of an appropriations subcommittee urging that they earmark $10 million for gun violence research at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in fiscal year 2017 (http://1.usa.gov/1RwuZMr).
Since 1996, the annual appropriations bill has included a provision stating, “None of the funds made available for injury prevention and control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention may be used to advocate or promote gun control.”
Rubin R. Senators Urge Appropriation of Funds for Gun Violence Research at the CDC. JAMA. 2016;315(18):1938. doi:10.1001/jama.2016.5311