Legislative Updates

NIH Announces Fourth Round of BRAIN Initiative Awards, Vision Research Receives Significant Funding

10/24/2017 - NIH Announces Fourth Round of BRAIN Initiative Awards, Vision Research Receives Significant Funding Legislative Update October 24, 2017 With the September 30, 2017, end of Fiscal Year (FY)… Read More

House Passes “Octobus” FY2018 Funding Legislation that Combines Eight Remaining Appropriations Bills

09/15/2017 - House Passes “Octobus” FY2018 Funding Legislation that Combines Eight Remaining Appropriations Bills Legislative Update September 15, 2017 On September 14, the House of Representatives passe… Read More

All Provisions in the Previous CR, Including the Prohibition on Modifying NIH Support for Facilities and Administrative Expenses (F&A), Remain in Effect.

09/07/2017 - President Signs Continuing Resolution To Fund Government as FY2018 Begins, also Raises Debt Ceiling and Includes Emergency Supplemental Hurricane Funds Legislative Update September 7, 2017 Update… Read More

September 7 Senate Appropriations Committee’s Approval of a Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) Spending Bill

09/07/2017 - Senate Appropriations Committee Passes FY2018 Funding Bill that Includes a $2 B NIH Increase, $26 M NEI Increase Legislative Update September 7, 2017 Earlier today, the Senate Appropriations Co… Read More

NAEVR Joins Medical Research Community in Opposing President Trump’s Proposed Cut to Reimbursement for Facilities and Administrative Costs in NIH Grants

08/21/2017 - NAEVR Joins Medical Research Community in Opposing President Trump’s Proposed Cut to Reimbursement for Facilities and Administrative Costs in NIH Grants Legislative Update August 21, 2017 Today,… Read More

The House Appropriations Committee Approved an FY2018 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) Funding Bill

07/19/2017 - House Appropriations Committee Approves FY2018 LHHS Appropriations Bill, Details Include NEI Funding at $743.9 M Legislative Update July 19, 2017 Following up on the July 13 House Labor, Health… Read More

July 13 House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee Approval

07/14/2017 - House LHHS Appropriations Subcommittee Passes FY2018 Funding Bill, Including $1.1 Billion NIH Increase Legislative Update July 14, 2017 Last evening, the House Labor, Health and Human Services, … Read More

President Trump Announces Continuation of Dr. Collins As NIH Director

06/06/2017 - President Trump Announces Continuation of Dr. Collins as NIH Director Legislative Update June 6, 2017 Today in a White House announcement about various appointments, President Trump stated that … Read More

$8.6 Billion Above the President’s FY2018 Budget Request that Proposed an NIH Cut of $7.2 Billion, or 21 Percent, from the FY2017 Funding Level.

05/22/2017 - President Issues Detailed 2018 Budget Proposal With NIH/NEI Cuts and Reduced Reimbursement for Indirect Costs in Grants Legislative Update May 22, 2017 Today, President Trump issued a detailed … Read More

In House Hearing, NIH Director Collins Focuses on Patients and Researchers, Responds to Questions About the Trump Administration’s FY2018 Budget Proposal

05/17/2017 - In House Hearing, NIH Director Collins Focuses on Patients and Researchers, Responds to Questions About the Trump Administration’s FY2018 Budget Proposal Legislative Update May 17, 2017 NIH… Read More

Department of Defense’s Vision Research Program Releases Fiscal Year 2017 Program Announcement with $15 Million in Funding Available

05/15/2017 - DOD’s Vision Research Program Releases FY2017 Program Announcement with $15 Million in Funding Available Legislative Update May 15, 2017 Today, the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Vision Resea… Read More

Senate Passes FY2017 Appropriations, Clearing Bill for White House

05/01/2017 - President Signs FY2017 Appropriations Bill Legislative Update May 5, 2017 Today, President Trump signed the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 appropriations bill. Senate Passes FY2017 Appropriati… Read More

March 29 House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee Hearing

03/29/2017 - DHHS Secretary Price Addresses NIH Funding and Structure Issues at House LHHS Hearing Legislative Update March 29, 2017 On March 29, the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education … Read More

President Issues FY2017 Budget Options to Reduce Nondefense Discretionary Spending, Including a $1.2 Billion NIH Cut

03/28/2017 - President Issues FY2017 Budget Options to Reduce NonDefense Discretionary Spending, Including a $1.2 Billion NIH Cut Legislative Update March 28, 2017 According to numerous press outlets, this… Read More

Trump Administration Budget Blueprint’s Proposed $5.8 Billion NIH Cut

03/16/2017 - President Issues FY2018 Budget Blueprint Legislative Update March 16, 2017 Today, President Trump issued a preliminary Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 budget blueprint entitled America First: A Budget Blu… Read More

VSOs/MSOs Send Letter to Congressional Appropriations Leaders Supporting FY2018 DOD VRP Funding Request

03/09/2017 - VSOs/MSOs Send Letter to Congressional Appropriations Leaders Supporting FY2018 DOD VRP Funding Request Legislative Update March 9, 2017 On March 6, NAEVR member organization Blinded Veteran… Read More

In Hearing with Researchers, Chairman Blunt Urges Pattern of NIH Funding Increases

03/08/2017 - In Hearing with Researchers, Chairman Blunt Urges Pattern of NIH Funding Increases Legislative Update March 8, 2017 Sen. Roy Blunt (R-MO)On March 8, the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services… Read More

FY2018 VSO/MSO Independent Budget Recommends VRP Funding at $15 Million

02/09/2017 - FY2018 VSO/MSO Independent Budget Recommends VRP Funding at $15 Million Legislative Update February 9, 2017 The Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 issue of the Independent Budget (IB)—a biennial set of r… Read More

Senate Passes FY2017 Budget Resolution that Begins Process of Repealing Affordable Care Act

01/12/2017 - Senate Passes FY2017 Budget Resolution that Begins Process of Repealing Affordable Care Act Legislative Update January 12, 2017 Early this morning, after a seven hour debate, the Senate adopted a… Read More

NAEVR Co-authors Article About Advocacy for Battlefield Eye and Vision Trauma Research

01/06/2017 - NAEVR Co-Authors Article about Advocacy for Battlefield Eye and Vision Trauma Research Legislative Update January 6, 2017 In the January 2017 issue of Optometry and Vision Science (OVS), NAE… Read More

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