Legislative Updates

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

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

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