Legislative Updates

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

NIH Asks the SMRB to Examine Its Review and Award Process

06/10/2013 - NIH Asks the SMRB To Examine its Review and Award Process Legislative Update June 10, 2013 Left to right: NAEVR Executive Director James Jorkasky with Lawrence Tabak, D.D.S., Ph.D., the NIH … Read More

The National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research

06/10/2013 - OMB Issues FY2015 Budget Guidance Legislative Update June 10, 2013 On May 29, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) released a memo providing guidance for departments and agencies to … Read More

NIH Funding Losses in Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Due to Sequestration

06/10/2013 - NIH Releases Fact Sheet on the Impact of Sequestration Legislative Update June 10, 2013 On June 3, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) posted a fact sheet on the impact of the sequester on… Read More

Members of Congress Send Letter to Appropriations Leadership Requesting $10 Million for FY2014 VTRP Funding

06/03/2013 - Members of Congress Send Letter to Appropriations Leadership Requesting $10 Million for FY2014 VTRP Funding Legislative Update June 3, 2013 As the House Defense Appropriations Subcommittee prep… Read More

The National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research

05/22/2013 - NIH Announces BRAIN Initiative Public Meetings Legislative Update May 22, 2013 The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has posted on its Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechno… Read More

House Appropriations Subcommittee Approves FY2014 Allocations that Reflect Reduced Spending

05/21/2013 - House Appropriations Subcommittee Approves FY2014 Allocations that Reflect Reduced Spending Legislative Update May 21, 2013 Today, the House Appropriations Committee approved its 302(b) alloca… Read More

House Democratic Report on Impact of Sequestration: NIH Budget Lowest Since FY2007 in Actual Dollars, Lowest Since FY2000 when Adjusted for Inflation

05/15/2013 - House Democratic Report on Impact Of Sequestration: NIH Budget Lowest Since FY2007 in Actual Dollars, Lowest Since FY2000 When Adjusted for Inflation Legislative Update May 15, 2013 Today,… Read More

May 15 Hearing of the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee

05/15/2013 - Chairman Harkin and Dr. Collins Describe “Perilous” and “Pivotal” Moments for NIH in Senate Hearing Legislative Update May 15, 2013 Today, the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Educat… Read More

NIH Releases FY2013 Fiscal Policy for Grant Awards

05/08/2013 - NIH Releases FY2013 Fiscal Policy for Grant Awards Legislative Update May 8, 2013 Today, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Fiscal Policy for Grant Aw… Read More

The U.S. is Only Spending $2.12 Per-person for Research into Sight-saving and Restoring Vision Research

05/06/2013 - NIH Releases FY2013 Spending Plan, NEI Funded at $662 Million Net of Sequester Cut and Transfers Legislative Update May 8, 2013 The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has posted the Nation… Read More

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