Legislative Updates

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

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

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