Legislative Updates

In Senate Hearing, NIH Director Collins Recognizes Importance of Training the Next Generation of Scientists

05/18/2018 - In Senate Hearing, NIH Director Collins Recognizes Importance of Training the Next Generation of Scientists Legislative Update May 18, 2018 On May 17, the Senate Labor, Health and Human S… Read More

In House Hearing, NIH Director Collins Details How the $ 3 Billion FY2018 NIH Increase Will Support Programs, Addresses Trump Administration FY2019 Proposed Budget

04/11/2018 - In House Hearing, NIH Director Collins Details How the $ 3 Billion FY2018 NIH Increase Will Support Programs, Addresses Trump Administration FY2019 Proposed Budget Legislative Update April … Read More

House and Senate Pass FY2018 Omnibus Spending Bill, Which Awaits President’s Signature, that Increases NIH Funding by $3 B, NEI by $41 M

03/23/2018 - House and Senate Pass FY2018 Omnibus Spending Bill That Increases NIH Funding by $3 B, NEI by $41 M Legislative Update March 23, 2018 On Thursday, March 22—just one day before the 5th Continuing… Read More

VSOs/MSOs Send Letter to Congressional Appropriations Leaders Supporting FY2019 DOD VRP Funding Request

03/07/2018 - VSOs/MSOs Send Letter to Congressional Appropriations Leaders Supporting FY2019 DOD VRP Funding Request Legislative Update March 7, 2018 On March 7, NAEVR member organization Blinded Veteran… Read More

President Issues FY2019 Budget and Addendum that Funds NIH Below What Congress Has Proposed for FY2018, Cuts NEI Funding

02/13/2018 - President Issues FY2019 Budget and Addendum That Funds NIH Below What Congress Has Proposed for FY2018, Cuts NEI Funding Legislative Update February 13, 2018 Yesterday, the White House released i… Read More

President Signs Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 that Extends FY2018 Government Funding to March 23 and Increases Discretionary Spending Caps for FY2018 and 2019

02/12/2018 - President Signs Bipartisan Budget Act of 2018 That Extends FY2018 Government Funding to March 23 and Increases Discretionary Spending Caps for FY2018 and 2019 Legislative Update February 12, 2018… Read More

President Signs Fourth FY2018 Continuing Resolution Which Funds the Government Through February 8, 2018

01/23/2018 - President Signs Fourth FY2018 Continuing Resolution Which Funds the Government Through February 8, 2018 Legislative Update January 23, 2018 After a three-day government shutdown, the House and Se… Read More

President Signs Third FY2018 Continuing Resolution Whic Funds the Government Through January 19, 2018

12/22/2017 - President Signs Third FY2018 Continuing Resolution Which Funds the Government Through January 19, 2018 Legislative Update December 2, 2017 With the current Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Continuing Resolu… Read More

Congress Begins Work on Third Continuing Resolution for FY2018 that Would Fully Fund the Department of Defense

12/14/2017 - Congress Begins Work on Third Continuing Resolution for FY2018 that would Fully Fund the Department of Defense Legislative Update December 14, 2017 With the current Fiscal Year (FY) 2018 Continu… Read More

President Signs Short-term Continuing Resolution to December 22

12/04/2017 - President Signs Short-Term Continuing Resolution to December 22 Legislative Update December 8, 2017 Update: Late on Friday, December 8, President Trump signed the short-term Continuing Resolution… Read More

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

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