Oregon's Ron Wyden joins mrore [sic] than a dozen colleagues in plea
From KTVZ.COM news sources (March 23, 2016)
Sen. Ron Wyden, D-Ore., and 16 fellow Democratic senators are urging Senate appropriators to dedicate funds for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to conduct research into the causes and prevention of gun violence..(Warning: Ron Wyden is a POLITICIAN who never knew a cause which couldn't advance his political career. He came to my front door once, decades ago when I lived in Portland, asking for my vote. I told him I didn't want him to represent me, because his values were not mine. He thanked me for my honest opinion and walked away ... across my front-yard grass instead of using the sidewalk. That's the kind of mustard he's made of. But that's just my political, and personal, opinion.)
“We must take this important step because only the United States government is in a position to establish an integrated public-health research agenda to understand the causes of gun violence and identify the most effective strategies for prevention,” the senators wrote in the letter last week.
Last year, Wyden, along with Markey, introduced bicameral legislation with Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., to fund research at the CDC on gun violence prevention and firearms safety. The legislation calls for $10 million each year for six years.