Welcome to NAEVR's NIH/NEI Advocacy Center, where you can access our position on Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 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.
10/03/2022 - On September 30, shortly before the end of Fiscal Year (FY) 2022, President Biden signed a FY2023 Continuing Resolution (CR) which keeps the government operating past the start of the new fiscal year… Read More
07/17/2022 - Anat Galor MD, MSPH (Bascom Palmer Eye Institute/University of Miami Miller School of Medicine) Click here to watch the video On July 13, the Alliance for Ey… Read More
NAEVR Applauds Advancement of Labor-H Appropriations Bill, Supports Increased Funding for NIH and the National Eye Institute
07/01/2022 - The National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR) is encouraged to see the House Appropriations Committee continue to build on its promise to support strong public health and research infrast… Read More
06/30/2022 - On Thursday, June 30, the House Appropriations Sub-Committee on Labor, Health, and Human Services and Related Agencies (LHHS) marked up the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 LHHS Funding Bill. The House bill pro… Read More
Vision Community Recognizes July as DRY EYE AWARENESS MONTH, Hosting Virtual Congressional Briefing about Dry Eye Disease
06/27/2022 - (Washington, D.C.) The Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR) and the Tear Film & Ocular Surface Society (TFOS) are excited to announce our seventh annual Dry Eye Awareness Month Congressional B… Read More
06/23/2022 - On June 22, the House of Representatives passed legislation that authorizes the Advanced Research Projects Agency-H (ARPA-H). The bill, HR 5585, which passed by a vote of 336 to 85, establishes ARPA… Read More
05/26/2022 - Jennifer Sun MD, MPH (Joslin Diabetes Center/Harvard Medical School) Click here to watch the video. On May 25, the Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (AEVR… Read More
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