In the last federal spending budget the democrats and republicans added wording to clarify that the CDC wasn't prevented from doing gun related research. They were prevented from using research to advocate for gun laws. Now the two sides have agreed to the 2020 budget which gives 25 million to the Center For Disease Control and the National Institute for Health to study "gun violence". Trump approved and signed off on it. It was done quietly in December when the impeachment was going on. For me it's another strike against the republicans and Trump.