Legislative Updates

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

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

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