Legislative Updates

House Passes FY2022 Continuing Resolution

09/22/2021 - On September 21, the House approved a  Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Continuing Resolution (CR) in advance of the start of the new fiscal year  on October 1. The CR (H.R. 5304, Extending Government Funding a… Read More

NAEVR Comments on 21st Century Cures Act 2.0 Draft

07/13/2021 - On July 13, NAEVR submitted comments to House Energy & Commerce Committee members Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Fred Upton (R-MI) who, on June 22, issued a press release and “Discussion Draft” for the pro… Read More

House LHHS Appropriations Subcommittee Marks Up its FY2022 Spending Bill

07/12/2021 - Update: On July 15, the full House Appropriations Committee approved the FY2022 LHHS funding bill by a vote of 33-25 with two amendments made to the bill. The vote came after four hours of debate on … Read More

House Appropriations Committee Adopts Subcommittee Allocations

06/29/2021 - On June 29, the House Appropriations Committee adopted its Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 302(b) allocations, which set the total funding amount for each of its 12 subcommittees. Each Subcommittee is allocate… Read More

21st Century Cures Act 2.0 Details Released

06/23/2021 - On June 22, House Energy & Commerce Committee members Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Fred Upton (R-MI) issued a press release and “Discussion Draft” for the proposed Cures 2.0 legislation that would update… Read More

NAEVR Submits Written Testimony to the Senate Regarding FY2022 NIH/NEI Funding, Research Recovery Funding

06/17/2021 - On June 17, NAEVR submitted written Outside Witness Testimony to the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee, following up on its May 19 Public Witne… Read More

House Passes FY2022 Top-line Budget Allocation, Sets Appropriations Markup Schedule

06/15/2021 - On June 14, the House voted 216-206 on a “deeming” resolution (H. Res. 467) that establishes a $1.506 trillion top-line discretionary spending limit for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 funding bills, also know… Read More

Biden Administration Releases Full FY2022 Budget Request, Proposing NIH Funding at $51.953 Billion and NEI Funding at $858.54 Million

05/28/2021 - On May 28, the Biden Administration followed the April 9 release of its “skinny” discretionary budget request with the full Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 budget request, inclusive of discretionary and mandat… Read More

NIH Director Dr. Collins Testifies Before House and Senate LHHS Appropriations Subcommittees on the President’s Proposed FY2022 NIH Budget, including Creation of ARPA-H

05/27/2021 - On May 25 and May 26, respectively, the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittees of each the House and Senate conducted a hearing with National Institutes o… Read More

NAEVR Testifies at House Public Witness Hearing on FY2022 NIH/NEI and Research Recovery Funding

05/19/2021 - Michael Crair, PhD (Yale University) On May 19, the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee held its virtual Pu… Read More

DOD Vision Research Program Releases FY2021 Program Announcements

05/17/2021 - On May 14, the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Vision Research Program (VRP) released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Program Announcements, with $20 million available for research. This year marks the third… Read More

DHHS Secretary Becerra Testifies Before House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee

05/13/2021 - On May 12, DHHS Secretary Xavier Becerra testified before the House Energy & Commerce’s Committee’s Health Subcommittee. While the NIH was not discussed much at the hearing, the President’s proposed … Read More

Senate Confirmation Hearing for OSTP Nominee Emphasizes Diversity and Cures for Disease

05/07/2021 - On April 29, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a confirmation hearing for Eric Lander, PhD, President Biden’s nominee for Director of the White House Office of S… Read More

DHHS Secretary Testifies Before House LHHS Appropriations Subcommittee Regarding President’s FY2022 Budget Request

04/16/2021 - On April 15, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra testified before the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee rega… Read More

Biden Administration Releases FY2022 Discretionary Funding Request with a $9 Billion NIH Increase

04/09/2021 - On April 9, the Biden Administration launched its Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 discretionary budget request, which includes a 16 percent increase for non-defense discretionary spending and a 23.5 percent in… Read More

NIH Releases Survey Results on the Impact of COVID-19 on Extramural Science

03/26/2021 - On March 25, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) released the results of two online surveys,  conducted in October 2020, which examined the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on its Extramural Scien… Read More

In Seventh Round of BRAIN Initiative Funding, Vision Continues to Receive Significant Awards

03/10/2021 - On November 19, 2020, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced the seventh round of new funding awards within the Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initia… Read More

Congress Passes, President Signs Bill with Final FY2021 Appropriations that Include NIH/NEI Funding Increases and Stimulus with NIH COVID-19 Research Funding

12/27/2020 - Late on December 21, both the House and Senate passed a massive spending bill Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (H.R. 133) that includes $1.4 trillion in government funding that reflects all twel… Read More

Congress Passes Bill with Final FY2021 Appropriations that Include NIH/NEI Funding Increases and Stimulus with NIH COVID-19 Research Funding

12/22/2020 - Late on December 21, both the House and Senate passed a massive spending bill Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2021 (H.R. 133) that includes $1.4 trillion in government funding that reflects all twel… Read More

Senate Appropriations Committee Releases FY2021 LHHS Appropriations Bill with Increased Funding for NIH, NEI

11/10/2020 - On November 10, the Senate Appropriations Committee released draft legislation that includes all twelve of its Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 appropriations bills, including the Labor, Health and Human Servic… Read More

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