When I started, I wasn't even a bill, I was just an idea. Some folks back home decided they wanted a law passed, so they called their local Congressman and he said, "You're right, there oughta be a law. And I became a bill, and I'll remain a bill until they decide to make me a law.
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Well, now I'm stuck in committee And I'll sit here and wait While a few key Congressmen discuss and debate Whether they should let me be a law. How I hope and pray that they will, But today I am still just a bill. Boy: Listen to those congressmen arguing! Is all that discussion and debate about you?
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Bill: Yeah, I'm one of the lucky ones. Most bills never even get this far. I hope they decide to report on me favourably, otherwise I may die. Boy: Die? Bill: Yeah, die in committee.
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Oooh, but it looks like I'm gonna live! Now I go to the House of Representatives, and they vote on me. Boy: If they vote yes, what happens? Bill: Then I go to the Senate and the whole thing starts all over again. Boy: Oh no! Bill: Oh yes! How I hope and pray that he will, But today I am still just a bill. Boy: You mean even if the whole Congress says you should be a law, the president can still say no? Without government funding at the level that the government can fund and support, the research goes slowly.
Seventy-five million dollars annually will make a difference, he believes, attracting more researchers to the field of study as well as increasing the pace of useful findings. A study found gun violence research funding received about 0.
That disparity is often associated with the passage of the Dickey Amendment, which prevented the CDC from using federal funding to advocate for gun control. Rosenberg himself was fired from his role at the CDC around that time.
He believes the amendment may now serve as a protection against claims of biased anti-gun research, a prospect bolstered by the fact that this funding bill is being introduced by a Republican senator with two committee chairmanships and a strong record on Second Amendment rights. Share Tweet Email.