Legislative Updates

Welcome to NAEVR's Legislative Update Center, where you can learn about NAEVR's advocacy and AEVR's educational activities in support of adequate federal funding for eye and vision research. Click here to read the NAEVR/AEVR Contributor Report.

Legislative Updates

Legislative Update FY24: Advocating for Vision Research Funding

04/23/2024 - Last week marked Chairman Tom Cole's (R-OK) first full week as Chair of the House Appropriations Committee after Chair Kay Granger (R-TX) unexpectedly stepped down. Since assuming the chairmanshi… Read More

Congress Passes FY24 Appropriations Bills with Level Funding for NEI and DOD VRP

03/25/2024 - Last week, Congress passed, and the President signed the final appropriations bills for Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) funding, providing level funding for critical vision research programs, including the N… Read More

Congress Passes Third Fiscal Year 2024 Continuing Resolution

01/19/2024 - On January 18, the Senate passed a Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Continuing Resolution (CR) that keeps the government funded through early March, with the hope that Congress can finalize FY2024 funding by th… Read More

Congress Passes New “Laddered” Continuing Resolution in Advance of November 17 deadline

11/16/2023 - On November 15, the Senate passed an “innovative laddered” Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Continuing Resolution (CR) that keeps the government operating past the expiration of the current CR on November 17.  … Read More

Congress Averts Government Shutdown, Passes Short-Term Continuing Resolution

10/02/2023 - Just hours before a potential shutdown of the federal government, Congress passed, and the President signed, a short-term Continuing Resolution (CR) that keeps the government operating. The CR was ne… Read More

Senate Appropriations Committee Approves FY2024 LHHS Spending Bill

07/28/2023 - On July 27, the Senate Appropriations Committee passed its Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS)  spending bill.   The bill would fund the National Institute… Read More