NEI/NIH Funding

AEVR’s Research Saving Sight, Restoring Vision Initiative Hosts Fall 2021 Virtual Congressional Briefings on Key Vision Issues

10/06/2021 - RSVP for events to Dina Beaumont at 202-407-8325 or dinabeau@aol.com Wednesday, October 20 Congressional Briefing: Myopia: A Public Health Crisis Streamed 12 Noon – 1:00 pm Eastern Register: ht… Read More

Congress Passes, President Signs, FY2022 Continuing Resolution

09/22/2021 - Update: On September 30, shortly before the end of Fiscal Year (FY) 2021, Congress passed, and President Biden signed, a FY2022 Continuing Resolution (CR). The CR (H.R. 5304, Extending Governme… Read More

House Passes Minibus FY2022 Spending Bill With NIH/NEI Funding Increases as Senate Stalls on Appropriations

07/29/2021 - On July 29 and before its recess, the House passed (along party lines) H.R. 4502, a seven-bill spending package led with the Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHH… Read More

NAEVR Comments on 21st Century Cures Act 2.0 Draft

07/13/2021 - On July 13, NAEVR submitted comments to House Energy & Commerce Committee members Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Fred Upton (R-MI) who, on June 22, issued a press release and “Discussion Draft” for the pro… Read More

NAEVR Commends House LHHS Appropriations Subcommittee for Proposed FY2022 NIH and NEI Increases

07/12/2021 - (Washington, DC) Today, the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR) released a statement after the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommitt… Read More

House LHHS Appropriations Subcommittee Marks Up its FY2022 Spending Bill

07/12/2021 - Update: On July 15, the full House Appropriations Committee approved the FY2022 LHHS funding bill by a vote of 33-25 with two amendments made to the bill. The vote came after four hours of debate on … Read More

JAMA Ophthalmology Publishes AEVR Article Examining the Impact of COVID-19 Lab Closures on Early-Stage Investigators

07/07/2021 - On July 1, JAMA Ophthalmology published a written article based on AEVR’s September 2020 30-minute video conversation with 22 Emerging Vision Scientists (EVSs) about the impact of the COVID-19 pandem… Read More

House Appropriations Committee Adopts Subcommittee Allocations

06/29/2021 - On June 29, the House Appropriations Committee adopted its Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 302(b) allocations, which set the total funding amount for each of its 12 subcommittees. Each Subcommittee is allocate… Read More

21st Century Cures Act 2.0 Details Released

06/23/2021 - On June 22, House Energy & Commerce Committee members Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Fred Upton (R-MI) issued a press release and “Discussion Draft” for the proposed Cures 2.0 legislation that would update… Read More

NAEVR Submits Written Testimony to the Senate Regarding FY2022 NIH/NEI Funding, Research Recovery Funding

06/17/2021 - On June 17, NAEVR submitted written Outside Witness Testimony to the Senate Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee, following up on its May 19 Public Witne… Read More

House Passes FY2022 Top-line Budget Allocation, Sets Appropriations Markup Schedule

06/15/2021 - On June 14, the House voted 216-206 on a “deeming” resolution (H. Res. 467) that establishes a $1.506 trillion top-line discretionary spending limit for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 funding bills, also know… Read More

NAEVR Supports Statement of Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research on President's FY2022 Budget Request, Adds Comment Regarding NEI Funding

05/28/2021 - (Washington, DC) Today, the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR) supported the statement of the Ad Hoc Group for Medical Research, to which it belongs, upon the release of President … Read More

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

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

American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA) Funding

04/23/2021 - NIH Implementation of the $10.4 Billion Stimulus NIH RePorter System Posts NEI ARRA-Funded Grants 1)Click here to go to the NIH RePorter website. 2)Select "Show only… Read More

DHHS Secretary Testifies Before House LHHS Appropriations Subcommittee Regarding President’s FY2022 Budget Request

04/16/2021 - On April 15, Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) Secretary Xavier Becerra testified before the House Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education (LHHS) Appropriations Subcommittee rega… Read More

Biden Administration Releases FY2022 Discretionary Funding Request with a $9 Billion NIH Increase

04/09/2021 - On April 9, the Biden Administration launched its Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 discretionary budget request, which includes a 16 percent increase for non-defense discretionary spending and a 23.5 percent in… Read More

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