Legislative Updates

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

The National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research

10/17/2013 - Federal Government Shutdown Ends Legislative Update October 17, 2013 Early this morning, after the House and Senate passed legislation that ends the 16 day government shutdown, President Obama s… Read More

NAEVR Joins with Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research Colleagues in Urging Congress to End the Government Shutdown

10/11/2013 - NAEVR Joins With Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research Colleagues in Urging Congress To End the Government Shutdown Legislative Update October 11, 2013 Today, the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research… Read More

Vision Restoring Corneal Transplants Performed in 2013 Have a Lifetime Net Benefit of Nearly $6 Billion

10/09/2013 - Vision Restoring Corneal Transplants Performed in 2013 Have a Lifetime Net Benefit of Nearly $6 Billion Legislative Update October 9, 2013 Yesterday, NAEVR member organization Eye Bank Associa… Read More

Federal Government Shuts Down Due to Budget Impasse

10/01/2013 - Federal Government Shuts Down Due to Budget Impasse Legislative Update October 1, 2013 Early this morning, after the House and Senate were unable to agree on a Fiscal Year 2014 Continuing Resol… Read More

Senate Passes Short-term Spending Bill; Legislation Goes Back to House Where Next Step Uncertain

09/27/2013 - Senate Passes Short-Term Spending Bill; Legislation Goes Back to House Where Next Step Uncertain Legislative Update September 27, 2013 Today, the Senate, in an effort to prevent a shutdown of th… Read More

House Passes Short-term Spending Bill; Senate Passage Unlikely Due to Language that Defunds the Affordable Care Act

09/20/2013 - House Passes Short-Term Spending Bill; Senate Passage Unlikely Due to Language that Defunds the Affordable Care Act Legislative Update September 20, 2013 Today, the House of Representatives, i… Read More

BRAIN Initiative Research Priorities in FY2014: Advisory Committee to the NIH Director Releases Interim Report

09/16/2013 - BRAIN Initiative Research Priorities in FY2014: Advisory Committee to the NIH Director Releases Interim Report Legislative Update September 16, 2013 Today, a Working Group of the Advisory … Read More

Fiscal Year (FY) 2014 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) Spending Bill (S. 1284)

07/11/2013 - Senate Appropriations Committee Approves FY2014 LHHS Appropriations Bill With an NIH Increase Legislative Update July 11, 2013 Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved its Fiscal Year… Read More

Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Approves FY2014 Allocations

06/20/2013 - Senate Appropriations Subcommittee Approves FY2014 Allocations Legislative Update June 20, 2013 Today, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved its 302(b) allocations for the 12 appropriat… Read More

PBA Study Estimates $139 Billion Annual Cost for Eye and Vision Disorders

06/18/2013 - PBA Study Estimates $139 Billion Annual Cost for Eye and Vision Disorders Legislative Update June 18, 2013 National Opinion Research Center/University of Chicago Research Scientist John Witt… Read More

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