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

Biden Administration Releases Full FY2022 Budget Request, Proposing NIH Funding at $51.953 Billion and NEI Funding at $858.54 Million

05/28/2021 - On May 28, the Biden Administration followed the April 9 release of its “skinny” discretionary budget request with the full Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 budget request, inclusive of discretionary and mandat… Read More

NIH Director Dr. Collins Testifies Before House and Senate LHHS Appropriations Subcommittees on the President’s Proposed FY2022 NIH Budget, including Creation of ARPA-H

05/27/2021 - On May 25 and May 26, respectively, the Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittees of each the House and Senate conducted a hearing with National Institutes o… Read More

NAEVR Testifies at House Public Witness Hearing on FY2022 NIH/NEI and Research Recovery Funding

05/19/2021 - Michael Crair, PhD (Yale University) On May 19, the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee held its virtual Pu… Read More

DOD Vision Research Program Releases FY2021 Program Announcements

05/17/2021 - On May 14, the Department of Defense’s (DOD) Vision Research Program (VRP) released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Program Announcements, with $20 million available for research. This year marks the third… Read More

DHHS Secretary Becerra Testifies Before House Energy & Commerce Health Subcommittee

05/13/2021 - On May 12, DHHS Secretary Xavier Becerra testified before the House Energy & Commerce’s Committee’s Health Subcommittee. While the NIH was not discussed much at the hearing, the President’s proposed … Read More

Senate Confirmation Hearing for OSTP Nominee Emphasizes Diversity and Cures for Disease

05/07/2021 - On April 29, the U.S. Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation held a confirmation hearing for Eric Lander, PhD, President Biden’s nominee for Director of the White House Office of S… Read More

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