Legislative Updates

NAEVR and ARVO Represented by Emerging Scientists at the Rally for Medical Research Advocacy Day 2015

09/18/2015 - NAEVR and ARVO Represented by Emerging Scientists at the Rally for Medical Research Advocacy Day 2015 September 18, 2015 NAEVR/ARVO representatives Adiv Johnson, Ph.D. (Mayo Clinic) and Josep… Read More

On July 10, 2015, and by a Vote of 344-77, the House of Representatives Passed H.R. 6, the 21st Century Cures Act, Sending it to the Senate for Consideration

07/10/2015 - House of Representatives Approves 21st Century Cures Legislation Legislative Update July 10, 2015 By a vote of 344-77, the House of Representatives today voted to approve H.R. 6, the 21st Ce… Read More

Senate Appropriations Committee Approves FY2016 LHHS Funding Bill with $2 Billion NIH Increase

06/25/2015 - Senate Appropriations Committee Approves FY2016 LHHS Funding Bill with $2 Billion NIH Increase Legislative Update June 25, 2015 On June 25, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved by a vote… Read More

House Appropriations Committee Approves FY2016 LHHS Funding Bill with $1.1 Billion NIH Increase

06/25/2015 - House Appropriations Committee Approves FY2016 LHHS Funding Bill with $1.1 Billion NIH Increase Legislative Update June 25, 2015 On June 24, the House Appropriations Committee approved by a vo… Read More

Researchers Urge NIH/NEI Funding Increases As House and Senate Mark Up FY2016 NIH Funding Bills

06/18/2015 - Researchers Urge NIH/NEI Funding Increases as House and Senate Mark Up FY2016 NIH Funding Bills Legislative Update June 18, 2015 Prior to the June 17 markup of a Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Labor, He… Read More

Senate Appropriations Committee Approves 302(b) Subcommittee Allocations

05/22/2015 - Senate Appropriations Committee Approves 302(b) Subcommittee Allocations Legislative Update June 1, 2015 Yesterday, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved its Fiscal Year (FY) 302(b) Subcom… Read More

Senate Launches NIH Caucus, Vision Research Cited

05/20/2015 - Senate Launches NIH Caucus, Vision Research Cited Legislative Update May 20, 2015 Left to right: NIH Caucus Co-Chairs Senator Lindsey Graham (R-SC) and Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL)On May 19 in t… Read More

House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee Marks Up 21st Century Cures Legislation; Bill Authorizing NIH Funding Increases Goes to Full Committee

05/14/2015 - House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee Marks Up 21st Century Cures Legislation; Bill Authorizing NIH Funding Increases Goes to Full Committee Legislative Update May 14, 2015 Update: On… Read More

NEI Premieres Audacious Goals Video at ARVO Annual Meeting

05/08/2015 - NEI Premieres Audacious Goals Video at ARVO Annual Meeting Legislative Update May 8, 2015 Paul Sieving, M.D., Ph.D. On May 1, the National Eye Institute (NEI) announced that it has posted on Yo… Read More

House and Senate Pass FY2016 Budget Resolutions; Funding Priorities and Limits Will Guide the Appropriations Process

04/01/2015 - House and Senate Pass FY2016 Budget Resolutions; Funding Priorities and Limits Will Guide the Appropriations Process Legislative Update April 1, 2015 In late March, the House of Representatives … Read More

NIH Director Dr. Collins to House: “least Favorable Environment for Young Investigators”

03/04/2015 - NIH Director Dr. Collins to House: “Least Favorable Environment for Young Investigators” Legislative Update March 4, 2015 Cong. Tom Cole (R-OK) On February 5, ne… Read More

ARMY Magazine Article Focuses on Military Vision Loss

03/02/2015 - ARMY Magazine Article Focuses on Military Vision Loss Legislative Update March 2, 2015 The February 2015 edition of ARMY Magazine features an article entitled, “Often Overlooked, Vision Loss … Read More

NAEVR Advocates with BVA for Vision Trauma Research Funding

02/24/2015 - NAEVR Advocates with BVA for Vision Trauma Research Funding Legislative Update February 24, 2015 From left: Blinded Veterans Association (BVA) National Vice President Dale Stamper, Board Membe… Read More

President Issues FY2016 Budget Request with NIH and NEI Increases

02/02/2015 - President Issues FY2016 Budget Request with NIH and NEI Increases Legislative Update February 2, 2015 On February 2, the President sent a $4 trillion Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 spending plan to Congre… Read More

Massive FY2015 “cromnibus” Spending Bill Includes NIH/NEI Funding Increases, Vision Trauma Research Funded at $10 M

12/10/2014 - Massive FY2015 “CROmnibus” Spending Bill Includes NIH/NEI Funding Increases, Vision Trauma Research Funded at $10 M Legislative Update December 10, 2014 December 16 Update: The President signed … Read More

Vision “does Well” in First Round of BRAIN 2025 Awards

10/10/2014 - Vision “Does Well” in First Round of BRAIN 2025 Awards Legislative Update October 10, 2014 On September 30, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced $46 million in initial awards … Read More

Senate Passes Short-term FY2015 Continuing Resolution Clearing Measure for White House Approval

09/19/2014 - Senate Passes Short-Term FY2015 Continuing Resolution Clearing Measure for White House Approval Legislative Update September 19, 2014 On September 18, the Senate passed House Joint Resolution 12… Read More

Senate Releases Report Language Regarding Its FY2015 LHHS Spending Bill

07/24/2014 - Senate Releases Report Language Regarding Its FY2015 LHHS Spending Bill Legislative Update July 24, 2014 Although the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) Appropriations… Read More

Senate Harkin Introduces Bill to Increase NIH Funding

07/24/2014 - Senate Harkin Introduces Bill to Increase NIH Funding Legislative Update July 24, 2014 On July 24, Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee Chair… Read More

House Approves Fiscal Year 2015 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill with $10 M for Vision Trauma Research Program

06/23/2014 - House Approves Fiscal Year 2015 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill with $10 M for Vision Trauma Research Program Legislative Update June 23, 2014 Late last Friday, the House approved an FY… Read More

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