Legislative Updates

Prepared a Chart that Compares the FY2017 Senate and House Bills

01/01/2017 - FY2017 Senate FY2017 House FY2016 Omnibus National Institutes of Health $34.1B $33.3 B $32.1 B National Eye Institute $740.8 M $735.6 M $708 M Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neu… Read More

President Signs FY2017 Continuing Resolution, Which Funds Government Programs at the FY2016 Level Through April 2017

12/07/2016 - President Signs FY2017 Continuing Resolution, Which Funds Government Programs at the FY2016 Level Through April 2017 Legislative Update December 7, 2016 Update Late December 9, the Senate pass… Read More

House Passes 21st Century Cures Act; NAEVR Supports Latest Version of Legislation that Reauthorizes NIH, Creates a New Innovation Fund

11/29/2016 - NAEVR Supports Latest Version of 21st Century Cures Act Legislation That Reauthorizes NIH, Creates a New Innovation Fund Legislative Update November 29, 2016 Update On December 7, the Senate pa… Read More

NIH Announces Third Round of BRAIN Initiative Funding, Nearly Doubling Its Investment

10/13/2016 - NIH Announces Third Round of BRAIN Initiative Funding, Nearly Doubling Its Investment Legislative Update October 13, 2016 With the September 30, 2016, end of Fiscal Year (FY) 2016, on October 13 … Read More

House Appropriations Committee Approves FY2017 LHHS Appropriations Bill with $1.25 Billion NIH Increase, $27.6 Million NEI Increase

07/14/2016 - House Appropriations Committee Approves FY2017 LHHS Appropriations Bill with $1.25 Billion NIH Increase, $27.6 Million NEI Increase Legislative Update July 14, 2016 On July 14, the House Appropr… Read More

Senate Appropriations Committee Approves FY2017 LHHS Appropriations Bill with $2 Billion NIH Increase, $32.8 Million NEI Increase

06/09/2016 - Senate Appropriations Committee Approves FY2017 LHHS Appropriations Bill with $2 Billion NIH Increase, $32.8 Million NEI Increase Legislative Update June 9, 2016 On June 9, the Senate Appropriat… Read More

Senate Appropriations Committee Approves 302(b) Subcommittee Allocations

04/18/2016 - Senate Appropriations Committee Approves 302(b) Subcommittee Allocations Legislative Update April 18, 2016 On April 14, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved its Fiscal Year (FY) 302(b) Su… Read More

In Hearing with Dr. Collins, Senate Appropriators Reiterate Concerns About Mandatory Funding for NIH in President’s FY2017 Budget Request

04/08/2016 - In Hearing with Dr. Collins, Senate Appropriators Reiterate Concerns About Mandatory Funding for NIH in President’s FY2017 Budget Request Legislative Update April 8, 2016 NIH Director Francis Co… Read More

In Hearing with Dr. Collins, House Appropriators Reiterate Concerns About Mandatory Funding for NIH in President’s FY2017 Budget Request

03/16/2016 - In Hearing with Dr. Collins, House Appropriators Reiterate Concerns about Mandatory Funding for NIH in President’s FY2017 Budget Request Legislative Update March 16, 2016 NIH Director Francis Co… Read More

Senate Appropriators Echo House Concerns About the FY2017 Budget Request’s Reliance on Mandatory Funding; Senator Alexander Proposes a “path Forward”

03/04/2016 - Senate Appropriators Echo House Concerns about the FY2017 Budget Request’s Reliance on Mandatory Funding; Senator Alexander Proposes a “Path Forward” Legislative Update March 4, 2016 On March 3… Read More

House Appropriators Express Concerns About President’s Reliance on Mandatory Funding in the FY2017 Budget Request

02/26/2016 - House Appropriators Express Concerns about President’s Reliance on Mandatory Funding In the FY2017 Budget Request Legislative Update February 26, 2016 On February 25 and during a week that inclu… Read More

President’s February 9th Release of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Proposed Budget

02/09/2016 - President Issues FY2017 Budget Request with NIH Increase, NEI Flat-Funded Legislative Update February 9, 2016 NIH Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D.said that, “Because of very little differe… Read More

President Signs FY2016 Omnibus Appropriations Legislation

12/19/2015 - President Signs FY2016 Omnibus Appropriations Legislation Legislative Update December 19, 2015 On December 18, the House and Senate passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, the Fiscal Y… Read More

Congress Introduces the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, to Finalize FY2016 Funding that Includes Significant NIH and NEI Funding Increases, DOD/Vision Research Program Funding

12/16/2015 - Congress Introduces the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, to Finalize FY2016 Funding that Includes Significant NIH and NEI Funding Increases, DOD/Vision Research Program Funding Legislative U… Read More

Congress Passes Second Short-term Continuing Resolution Through December 22; Work on Full Year Omnibus Continues

12/14/2015 - Congress Passes Second Short-Term Continuing Resolution Through December 22; Work on Full Year Omnibus Continues Legislative Update December 17, 2015 Update: Due to procedural delays in finalizin… Read More

Senate Passes Budget Bill; Legislation Heads to the White House

10/29/2015 - Senate Passes Two-Year Budget Bill Legislative Update October 30, 2015 Update: Early Friday morning, the Senate passed the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2015 by a vote of 64-35. President Obama has … Read More

Senate Hearing Focuses on Research Opportunities, Plight of Young Investigators

10/09/2015 - Senate Hearing Focuses on Research Opportunities, Plight of Young Investigators Legislative Update October 9, 2015 NIH Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D. On … Read More

$150 Million for the BRAIN Initiative (BI), an Increase of $85 Million [to-date, Vision Researchers Have Been Awarded $31 Million in BI Awards];

10/03/2015 - NIH Announces Second Round of BRAIN Initiative Funding, with To-Date Total at $85 Million Legislative Update October 3, 2015 With the September 30 close of Fiscal Year (FY) 2015, on October… Read More

Continuing Resolution (CR) at the FY2015 Level Minus 0.21 Percent Through December 11, 2015

09/30/2015 - President Signs Short-Term Continuing Resolution; Government Funded Through December 11 Legislative Update September 30, 2015 Update: Late Wednesday evening, the House of Representatives passed … Read More

The National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research

09/22/2015 - Cong. Van Hollen Warns of Shutdown Impact on NIH Legislative Update September 22, 2015 As NIH Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D. looks on, Cong. Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) speaks about the im… Read More

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