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S. 281: Gun Violence Prevention Research Act of 2021


The text of the bill below is as of Feb 8, 2021 (Introduced).


II

117th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. 281

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 8, 2021

(for himself, Mr. Schatz, Mr. Whitehouse, Mr. Carper, Mr. Coons, Ms. Cantwell, Mr. Casey, Mr. Brown, Ms. Warren, Mr. Blumenthal, Mr. Murphy, Mr. Durbin, Mrs. Shaheen, Mrs. Feinstein, Mr. King, Ms. Rosen, Mr. Van Hollen, Mr. Merkley, Mr. Reed, Mr. Booker, Mr. Menendez, Ms. Baldwin, Ms. Klobuchar, Ms. Cortez Masto, Ms. Duckworth, Mr. Sanders, Ms. Smith, Mr. Cardin, Mr. Warner, Mr. Bennet, Mr. Kaine, Mr. Leahy, Mrs. Gillibrand, Mr. Wyden, Ms. Hirono, Mr. Heinrich, and Mr. Peters) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

A BILL

To authorize the appropriation of funds to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention for conducting or supporting research on firearms safety or gun violence prevention.

1.

Short title

This Act may be cited as the Gun Violence Prevention Research Act of 2021.

2.

Funding for research by CDC on firearms safety or gun violence prevention

There is authorized to be appropriated to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention $50,000,000 for each of fiscal years 2022 through 2027 for the purpose of conducting or supporting research on firearms safety or gun violence prevention under the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 201 et seq.). The amount authorized to be appropriated by the preceding sentence is in addition to any other amounts authorized to be appropriated for such purpose.