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

President Signs FY2020 Continuing Resolution; Government Funded Through November 21

09/20/2019 - Update: On September 26, the Senate passed the FY2020 Continuing Resolution by a vote of 81-16. The President signed the bill on September 27. On September 19, the House of Representatives passed… Read More

Senate Releases its FY2020 LHHS Spending Bill with $3 B NIH Increase

09/20/2019 - On September 18, Senate Appropriations Committee Chair Richard Shelby (R-AL) released the first package of four Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 spending bills—Defense, Energy and Water, State-Foreign Operation… Read More

NIH Issues New DHHS Policy Regarding Use of Fetal Tissue in Extramural Research

07/29/2019 - NIH Issues New DHHS Policy Regarding Use of Fetal Tissue in Extramural Research Legislative Update July 29, 2019 On July 26, 2019, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) released a notice o… Read More

House Passes Two-year Budget Deal, Raises Budget Caps and Allows for Increased Domestic Spending

07/25/2019 - House Passes Two-Year Budget Deal, Raises Budget Caps and Allows for Increased Domestic Spending Legislative Update July 25, 2019 Today, the House of Representatives passed a two-year budget… Read More

NIH Announces Fifth Round of BRAIN Initiative Awards for FY2018, NEI Estimates that Vision Research Receives Significant Funding

07/22/2019 - NIH Announces Fifth Round of BRAIN Initiative Awards for FY2018, NEI Estimates that Vision Research Receives Significant Funding Legislative Update July 22, 2019 On November 2, 2018, the Nat… Read More

House Passes Minibus Spending Bill with Funding for DOD's Vision Research Program

06/20/2019 - House Passes Minibus Spending Bill with Funding for DOD’s Vision Research Program Legislative Update June 20, 2019 On June 19, the U.S. House of Representatives passed H.R. 2740, a $985 bill… Read More

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