Legislative Updates

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

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

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