Legislative Updates

At the Focus on Eye Health National Summit, Prevent Blindness Releases Study Projecting Year 2050 Annual Eye Disorder Costs $377 B, with Half Borne by Federal Government

06/18/2014 - At the Focus on Eye Health National Summit, Prevent Blindness Releases Study Projecting Year 2050 Annual Eye Disorder Costs $377 B, With Half Borne by Federal Government Legislative Update June … Read More

BRAIN Initiative Working Group Presents Final Report, Cites Retinal Research As “flagship” and Vision Prosthetics As Instructive to Clinical Research

06/13/2014 - BRAIN Initiative Working Group Presents Final Report, Cites Retinal Research as “Flagship” and Vision Prosthetics as Instructive to Clinical Research Legislative Update June 13, 2014 BRAIN 2025On… Read More

NEI Director Dr. Sieving Updates the Audacious Goals Initiative (AGI)

06/13/2014 - NEI Director Dr. Sieving Updates the Audacious Goals Initiative (AGI) Legislative Update June 12, 2014 Paul Sieving, M.D., Ph.D. On June 12 at the National Advisory Eye Council (NAEC) meeting an… Read More

National Institutes of Health (NIH) at $30.5 Billion, Which is a $606 Million or a 2 Percent Increase over FY2014

06/11/2014 - Senate LHHS Subcommittee Proposes FY2015 NIH, NEI Increases Legislative Update June 11, 2014 Center: Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Barbara Mikulski (D-MD), with Committee Ranking Member … Read More

House Appropriations Committee Approves $10 Million for Vision Trauma Research Program

06/10/2014 - House Appropriations Committee Approves $10 Million for Vision Trauma Research Program Legislative Update June 10, 2014 Today, the House of Representatives Appropriations Committee approved a Fis… Read More

Senate Appropriations Committee Releases FY2015 Subcommittee Allocations

05/22/2014 - Senate Appropriations Committee Releases FY2015 Subcommittee Allocations Legislative Update May 22, 2014 Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 302(b) subco… Read More

House Appropriations Committee Releases FY2015 Subcommittee Allocations; Senate Yet to Take Similar Action

05/08/2014 - House Appropriations Committee Releases FY2015 Subcommittee Allocations; Senate Yet to Take Similar Action Legislative Update May 8, 2014 On May 8, the House Appropriations Committee released its… Read More

House Members Announce “21st Century Cures Initiative” that Seeks to Accelerate Pace of Medical Breakthroughs

05/06/2014 - House Members Announce “21st Century Cures Initiative” that Seeks to Accelerate Pace of Medical Breakthroughs Legislative Update May 6, 2014 On April 30, Congressman Fred Upton (R-MI), Chair of … Read More

Chairwoman Mikulski Has “ophthalmology on Her Mind” at Senate Appropriations Committee Hearing on the Federal Investment in Innovation

04/29/2014 - Chairwoman Mikulski Has “Ophthalmology on Her Mind” at Senate Appropriations Committee Hearing on the Federal Investment in Innovation Legislative Update April 29, 2014 Senate Appropriations Com… Read More

NAEVR Endorses Senate and House Bills to Ensure Sustained Funding for Biomedical Research

04/23/2014 - NAEVR Endorses Senate and House Bills to Ensure Sustained Funding for Biomedical Research Legislative Update April 23, 2014 In April 18 and 23 letters, respectively, NAEVR endorsed S. 2115 Ameri… Read More

The National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research

04/10/2014 - House Approves Republican Budget Legislative Update April 10, 2014 By a narrow vote of 219-205, the House of Representatives today passed the Republican budget resolution, setting up a fight with… Read More

NIH Director Dr. Collins to Senate: “NIH Needs a Stable Trajectory of Inflationary Increases and Growth”

04/02/2014 - NIH Director Dr. Collins to Senate: “NIH Needs a Stable Trajectory of Inflationary Increases and Growth” Legislative Update April 2, 2014 Sen. Tom Harkin (D-IA) Today, just a week after he appear… Read More

NIH Director Dr. Collins to House: “no Part of NIH Has Been Untouched by Budget Cuts”

03/26/2014 - NIH Director Dr. Collins to House: “No Part of NIH Has Been Untouched by Budget Cuts” Legislative Update March 26, 2014 National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D. … Read More

House LHHS Subcommittee Members Express Concern About NIH Funding in the President’s Proposed FY2015 Budget at Hearing with DHHS Secretary Sebelius

03/13/2014 - House LHHS Subcommittee Members Express Concern about NIH Funding in the President’s Proposed FY2015 Budget At Hearing with DHHS Secretary Sebelius Legislative Update March 13, 2013 Secreta… Read More

President Issues FY2015 Budget Request with Modest NIH and NEI Increase

03/07/2014 - President Issues FY2015 Budget Request with Modest NIH and NEI Increase Legislative Update March 7, 2014 Although the President sent a $3.9 trillion Fiscal Year (FY) 2015 spending plan to Co… Read More

Congress Passes Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 that Funds Vision Trauma Research at $10 M

01/16/2014 - Congress Passes Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 That Funds Vision Trauma Research at $10 M Legislative Update January 16, 2014 Today, the Senate passed the Consolidated Appropriations A… Read More

Congress Passes Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 that Partially Restores NIH/NEI Sequester Cuts

01/16/2014 - Congress Passes Consolidated Appropriations Act of 2014 That Partially Restores NIH/NEI Sequester Cuts Legislative Update January 16, 2014 Today, the Senate passed the Consolidated Appropriati… Read More

$1.014 Trillion Negotiated Through the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013

12/13/2013 - House, Senate Pass Bipartisan Budget Agreement Legislative Update December 12, 2013 On December 12, the House approved the Bipartisan Budget Act of 2013 by a vote of 332-94 which establishes di… Read More

Congressional Super Budget Committee Continues to Work on FY2014 Appropriations

11/22/2013 - Congressional Super Budget Committee Continues to Work on FY2014 Appropriations Legislative Update November 22, 2013 As the Budget Conference Committee, which was created in the aftermath of las… Read More

Nondefense Discretionary United Coalition Releases Report on Impact of Sequester Cuts; NAEVR and ARVO Urge Congress to Replace Sequester in FY2014 Appropriations

11/14/2013 - NonDefense Discretionary United Coalition Releases Report on Impact of Sequester Cuts; NAEVR and ARVO Urge Congress to Replace Sequester in FY2014 Appropriations Legislative Update November 14, … Read More

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