Legislative Updates

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

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

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