Legislative Updates

Congress to Take Up Six-month CR After the August Recess

07/31/2012 - Congress to Take Up Six-Month CR After the August Recess Legislative Update July 31, 2012 As Congress prepares to recess at week’s end, Congressional leaders have announced a deal to take up … Read More

House Democrats Express Concern About Sequestration to House and Senate Leadership

07/30/2012 - House Democrats Express Concern About Sequestration to House and Senate Leadership Legislative Update July 30, 2012 On July 19, Congressman Rush Holt (D-NJ) and Congresswoman Linda Sanchez (D-… Read More

Harkin Report: Sequestration Cuts NIH by $2.4 Billion, NEI by $54.8 Million; Nondefense Community Rallies to Fight Sequestration

07/25/2012 - Harkin Report: Sequestration Cuts NIH by $2.4 Billion, NEI by $54.8 Million; Nondefense Community Rallies to Fight Sequestration Legislative Update July 25, 2012 Senator Tom Harkin (D-IA) add… Read More

Increased to $10 Million During Debate by the Full House of Representatives

07/19/2012 - House Increases FY2013 VTRP Funding by $5 Million to $10 Million Total Legislative Update July 19, 2012 Yesterday, during debate on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2013 Department of Defense (DOD) Approp… Read More

House Bill Proposes Flat NIH Funding, No Cut to NEI Due to Transfer of AIDS Funding

07/18/2012 - House Bill Proposes Flat NIH Funding, No Cut to NEI Due to Transfer of AIDS Funding Legislative Update July 18, 2012 Today, the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) App… Read More

DHHS to Cong. Markey: Sequestration Threatens Americans’ Health and Safety

07/11/2012 - DHHS to Cong. Markey: Sequestration Threatens Americans’ Health and Safety Legislative Update July 12, 2012 In a June 29 letter to Cong. Ed Markey (D-MA), Department of Health and Human Services… Read More

Dr. Collins Testifies Before Congressional Authorizers Citing Potential Impact of Sequestration

06/22/2012 - Dr. Collins Testifies Before Congressional Authorizers Citing Potential Impact of Sequestration Legislative Update June 22, 2012 On June 21, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Franc… Read More

NIH Posts New “value of Nih” Section on Its Web Site

06/15/2012 - NIH Posts New “Value of NIH” Section on its Web Site Legislative Update June 15, 2012 Today, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) announced that it has posted a new section on its Web site … Read More

Senate’s FY2013 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) Spending Bill

06/15/2012 - Senate Bill Proposes $100 M NIH Increase; NEI Still Cut By AIDS Funding Transfer Legislative Update June 15, 2012 On June 14, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a Fiscal Year (FY) 20… Read More

Dr. Collins Updates the Nih’s SMRB and Council of Councils on Opportunities and Challenges

06/06/2012 - Dr. Collins Updates the NIH’s SMRB and Council of Councils on Opportunities and Challenges Legislative Update June 6, 2012 The weeks of May 28 and June 4, two of the National Institutes of H… Read More

Advocacy Community Forms Coalition to Oppose Mandatory Budget Cuts

06/04/2012 - Advocacy Community Forms Coalition to Oppose Mandatory Budget Cuts Legislative Update June 4, 2012 On June 4, NAEVR participated in the first meeting of the Nondefense Discretionary (NDD) Coa… Read More

NIH Announces a Pilot Program for Special Review of Research Applications from Principal Investigators with More Than $1.5 Million Total Annual Support

05/19/2012 - NIH Announces a Pilot Program for Special Review of Research Applications from Principal Investigators with More than $1.5 Million Total Annual Support Legislative Update May 19, 2012 On May 18… Read More

OMB Directs Agencies to Budget for FY2014 at Five Percent Below the President’s Proposed FY2013 Level

05/19/2012 - OMB Directs Agencies to Budget for FY2014 at Five Percent Below the President’s Proposed FY2013 Level Legislative Update May 19, 2012 On May 18, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Acting D… Read More

UMR Report: Declining NIH Investment Threatens U.S. Global Competitiveness

05/17/2012 - UMR Report: Declining NIH Investment Threatens U.S. Global Competitiveness Legislative Update May 17, 2012 On May 17, United for Medical Research (UMR) released a report showing that the Unite… Read More

NAEVR Has Joined with the Advocacy Community in Urging Congress to Restore the Level Back to EL I.

05/16/2012 - NAEVR and ARVO: Restore the Extramural Salary Cap to Executive Level I Legislative Update May 16, 2012 On May 16, NAEVR and ARVO joined 160 other signatories on a letter urging the Chairmen a… Read More

NAEVR: Military Eye Injuries and Blindness Have Cost the US $25.1 Billion in the 2000-2010 Timeframe

05/10/2012 - NAEVR: Military Eye Injuries and Blindness Have Cost the US $25.1 Billion in the 2000-2010 Timeframe Legislative Update May 10, 2012 On Monday, May 7, NAEVR released top-line results of its st… Read More

House and Senate Appropriations Committees Approve Subcommittee Allocations

04/26/2012 - House and Senate Appropriations Committees Approve Subcommittee Allocations Legislative Update April 26, 2012 On April 25, the House Appropriations Committee approved its 302(b) allocations, w… Read More

Released Its Estimate of the Impact of Potential Budget Cuts on the NIH

04/16/2012 - FASEB Estimates Impact of Sequestration on NIH Funding Legislative Update April 16, 2012 On April 16, the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) released its estima… Read More

March 28 Before the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee

03/20/2012 - NIH Director Dr. Collins Testifies Before the House on FY2013 Budget, NCATS Implementation Legislative Update March 20, 2012 On March 20, National Institutes of Health (NIH) Director Francis Co… Read More

Director Dr. Collins Discusses the President’s Proposed FY2013 NIH Budget

02/14/2012 - Director Dr. Collins Discusses the President’s Proposed FY2013 NIH Budget Legislative Update February 14, 2012 NIH Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D. FY2103 NIH Budget Highlights: Funding a… Read More

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