Legislative Updates

President Issues FY2014 Budget Request with NIH Increase but No Net Growth in NEI Budget

04/11/2013 - President Issues FY2014 Budget Request with NIH Increase But No Net Growth in NEI Budget Legislative Update April 11, 2013 Yesterday, President Obama sent to Congress a $3.77 trillion spen… Read More

President Proposes a Multi-year BRAIN Initiative with an Initial $100 Million in FY2014 Funding

04/02/2013 - President Proposes A Multi-Year BRAIN Initiative with an Initial $100 Million in FY2014 Funding Legislative Update April 2, 2013 Today, in advance of issuing his proposed Fiscal Year (FY) 201… Read More

Congress Passes Continuing Resolution for Remainder of Fiscal Year 2013, Averting Possible Government Shutdown

03/21/2013 - Congress Passes Continuing Resolution for Remainder of Fiscal Year 2013, Averting Possible Government Shutdown Legislative Update March 21, 2013 On March 21, Congress approved a six-month fundi… Read More

House Passes FY2013 Funding Bill: NIH/NEI Hit by Sequester, Vision Trauma Research Program Funding Increased to $10 M but Also Subject to Sequester

03/07/2013 - House Passes FY2013 Funding Bill: NIH/NEI Hit by Sequester, Vision Trauma Research Program Funding Increased to $10 M But Also Subject to Sequester Legislative Update March 7, 2013 On March 6 a… Read More

NIH Sends Letter to Grantees Regarding Sequestration

03/05/2013 - NIH Sends Letter to Grantees Regarding Sequestration Legislative Update March 5, 2013 On March 4, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Deputy Director for Extramural Research Sally Rockey, Ph.D.… Read More

House Holds First Hearing of 2013 Focused on Research and Major Public Health Agencies Funded by the LHHS Appropriations Bill

03/05/2013 - House Holds First Hearing of 2013 Focused on Research and Major Public Health Agencies Funded by the LHHS Appropriations Bill Legislative Update March 5, 2013 Rep. Jack Kingston (R-GA) Today, H… Read More

The National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research

02/25/2013 - NIH Issues Guidance on Sequestration Plans Legislative Update February 25, 2013 On February 21, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Feb. 21 released guidance entitled, “NIH Operation Plan … Read More

Senate Appropriators Question Administration About Sequester Impact; OMB Says NIH Research Jeopardized but Does Not Provide Details

02/14/2013 - Senate Appropriators Question Administration About Sequester Impact; OMB Says NIH Research Jeopardized But Does Not Provide Details Legislative Update February 14, 2013 On February 14, new Sena… Read More

Reports Overwhelmingly Demonstrate Sequestration’s Negative Impact on the Economy

02/11/2013 - Reports Overwhelmingly Demonstrate Sequestration’s Negative Impact on the Economy Legislative Update February 11, 2013 In the past few days, public and private sector reports have issued that … Read More

The National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research

02/08/2013 - NEI Announces Audacious Goals Initiative Winners Legislative Update February 8, 2013 On February 8, the National Eye Institute (NEI) announced ten winning ideas from a pool of nearly 500 entri… Read More

Director Francis Collins Discusses Sequester’s Risk to NIH Funding

01/16/2013 - Director Francis Collins Discusses Sequester’s Risk to NIH Funding Legislative Update January 16, 2013 Today’s Politico includes an interview with National Institute of Health (NIH) Director … Read More

Cong. Jack Kingston Comments on New Role As House LHHS Appropriations Subcommittee Chair

01/11/2013 - Cong. Jack Kingston Comments on New Role as House LHHS Appropriations Subcommittee Chair Legislative Update January 11, 2013 Yesterday, Cong. Jack Kingston (R-GA) posted a press release ann… Read More

Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Opponents of Administration’s Stem Cell Policy

01/07/2013 - Supreme Court Refuses to Hear Opponents of Administration’s Stem Cell Policy Legislative Update January 7, 2013 This morning, the United States Supreme Court denied certiorari—review of the low… Read More

Fiscal Cliff Legislation Delays Sequestration by Two Months; NAEVR Tracks Key Appropriators in the New Congress

01/04/2013 - Fiscal Cliff Legislation Delays Sequestration by Two Months; NAEVR Tracks Key Appropriators in the New Congress Legislative Update January 4, 2013 This week, although Congress passed H.R. 8… Read More

DOD Announces FY2013 Assistive Technologies Research Award Program

12/03/2012 - DOD Announces FY2013 Assistive Technologies Research Award Program Legislative Update December 3, 2012 The United States Army’s Defense Medical Research and Development Program (DMRDP) has anno… Read More

President Signs Six-month CR; OMB Issues Spending Guidance that Assumes NIH/NEI Funding at the FY2012 Level

10/01/2012 - President Signs Six-Month CR; OMB Issues Spending Guidance that Assumes NIH/NEI Funding at the FY2012 Level Legislative Update October 1, 2012 On Friday, September 28, President Obama signed … Read More

Senate Passes Six-month CR to Fund the Government in FY2013, Clearing Measure for White House Approval

09/24/2012 - Senate Passes Six-Month CR to Fund the Government in FY2013, Clearing Measure for White House Approval Legislative Update September 24, 2012 Early Saturday morning September 22, the Senate pas… Read More

NIH Names Dr. Christopher Austin As NCATS Director at the Joint Initial Meeting of the NCATS Advisory Council and CAN Review Board

09/14/2012 - NIH Names Dr. Christopher Austin as NCATS Director at the Joint Initial Meeting of the NCATS Advisory Council and CAN Review Board Legislative Update September 14, 2012 New NCATS Director Chris… Read More

OMB Releases Report on Impact of Sequestration: $2.5 Billion NIH Cut

09/14/2012 - OMB Releases Report on Impact of Sequestration: $2.5 Billion NIH Cut Legislative Update September 14, 2012 Today, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued the report mandated by the … Read More

Congress to Vote on a Six-month CR to Fund the Government in FY2013

09/11/2012 - Congress to Vote on a Six-Month CR to Fund the Government in FY2013 Legislative Update September 11, 2012 The House Appropriations Committee has released a Continuing Resolution (CR, House Joi… Read More

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