House Appropriations Committee Approves Fiscal Year 2021 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill with $20 M for Vision Research Program

On July 14, the House Appropriations Committee approved its FY2021 Defense spending bill which includes $20 million in VRP funding, the third year that the program has been funded at that level.

Although the Senate Appropriations Committee has yet to act on its Defense Appropriations bill the Senate has traditionally included vision in a pool of funds within Defense Health Programs, and then in conference accepted the House bill’s funding recommendation.