Welcome to NAEVR's NIH/NEI Advocacy Center, where you can access our position on Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 federal funding for the National Eye Institute (NEI), view recent Legislative Updates, learn more about NEI's accomplishments and priorities, read past NAEVR Congressional testimony, view summaries of past AEVR-sponsored Congressional Briefings on Capitol Hill (featuring NEI-sponsored research) and read about the NAEVR advocacy and AEVR educational activities in the Contributor Reports. You can also find information about special NIH-wide programs such as the Brain Initiative.
On March 11, President Biden signed a final FY2022 Omnibus appropriations bill, just before the expiration of a third Continuing Resolution (CR) that had been funding the government since the start of the fiscal year last October 1. On March 28, President Biden released his proposed FY2023 budget, which essentially would flat-fund the NIH and cut the NEI budget by 1.2%.
Congressional action in Fiscal Years (FY) 2016 to 2022 has increased NEI’s enacted budget to $863.9 million—19 percent more than its pre-sequester FY2012 funding level of $702 million—meaning that over nine fiscal years it has averaged a 2.1 percent increase as compared to the average biomedical inflation rate of 2.7 percent, resulting in a loss of purchasing power. In fact, NEI’s FY2022 purchasing power is less than that in FY2012.
04/04/2022 - (Washington, DC) On March 28, the Administration released the President’s FY23 budget request. The National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR) supports the statement issued by the Ad Hoc Gr… Read More
03/30/2022 - On March 28, the Biden Administration released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 budget request. The proposal includes a total of $62.5 billion in discretionary and mandatory funding for the National Institu… Read More
03/15/2022 - On March 11, President Biden signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022, a $1.5 trillion Omnibus Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Appropriations bill, which combines all the FY22 spending bills into one p… Read More
03/04/2022 - On February 25, NAEVR organized ARVO’s virtual Advocacy Day. This event engaged members of ARVO’s Annual Meeting Planning Committee (AMPC), Advocacy Awards winners, the Advoc… Read More
With Pending February 18 Deadline Approaching, Congress Introduces Extended Funding Bill through March 11, 2022
02/08/2022 - On February 7, with the looming February 18 deadline of the current Continuing Resolution (CR), Congresswoman DeLauro (D-CT) introduced a CR to provide a short-term extension for the 2022 fiscal year… Read More
12/16/2021 - On December 16, NAEVR submitted comments on the 21st Century Cures Act 2.0 (H.R. 6000), introduced by House Energy & Commerce Committee members Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Fred Upton (R-MI), that would … Read More
Congress Passes, President Signs Continuing Resolution Through February 18, NAEVR Urges Finalization of FY2022 Appropriations Without Delay
12/03/2021 - Update: President Bident signed the Continuing Resolution on Friday December 3. (Washington, DC) Today, the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR) issued a statement upon the Decem… Read More
12/03/2021 - On December 2, shortly before the Continuing Resolution (CR) that has been funding the government in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 was set to expire at midnight on December 3, both the House (221-212) and th… Read More
11/18/2021 - On November 17, House Energy & Commerce (E&C) Committee members Cong. Diana DeGette [D-CO, Chair of the Oversight & Investigations Subcommittee] and Fred Upton [R-MI, Ranking Member of the Energy Sub… Read More
11/02/2021 - On October 18, the Senate Appropriations Committee Democrats released nine of the remaining Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 appropriations bills and reports, including the Labor, Health and Human Services, and… Read More