NEI/NIH Funding

House Approves ARPA-H Authorizing Legislation

06/23/2022 - On June 22, the House of Representatives passed legislation that authorizes the Advanced Research Projects Agency-H (ARPA-H). The bill, HR 5585,  which passed by a vote of 336 to 85, establishes ARPA… Read More

NAEVR Statement on President’s FY23 Proposed Budget for the National Eye Institute

04/04/2022 - (Washington, DC) On March 28, the Administration released the President’s FY23 budget request. The National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR) supports the statement issued by the Ad Hoc Gr… Read More

Administration Releases Fiscal Year 2023 Funding Request

03/30/2022 - On March 28, the Biden Administration released its Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 budget request. The proposal includes a total of $62.5 billion in discretionary and mandatory funding for the National Institu… Read More

Congress Passes, President Signs, Final FY2022 Omnibus Appropriations Legislation

03/15/2022 - On March 11, President Biden signed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022, a $1.5 trillion Omnibus Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 Appropriations bill, which combines all the FY22 spending bills into one p… Read More

ARVO Advocates Urge Congress to Finalize FY2022 Appropriations, Fund NIH for FY2023

03/04/2022 - On February 25, NAEVR organized ARVO’s virtual Advocacy Day. This event engaged members of ARVO’s Annual Meeting Planning Committee (AMPC), Advocacy Awards winners, the Advoc… Read More

With Pending February 18 Deadline Approaching, Congress Introduces Extended Funding Bill through March 11, 2022

02/08/2022 - On February 7, with the looming February 18 deadline of the current Continuing Resolution (CR), Congresswoman DeLauro (D-CT) introduced a CR to provide a short-term extension for the 2022 fiscal year… Read More

NAEVR Comments on 21st Century Cures Act 2.0 Legislation

12/16/2021 - On December 16, NAEVR submitted comments on the 21st Century Cures Act 2.0 (H.R. 6000), introduced by House Energy & Commerce Committee members Diana DeGette (D-CO) and Fred Upton (R-MI), that would … Read More

Congress Passes, President Signs Continuing Resolution Through February 18, NAEVR Urges Finalization of FY2022 Appropriations Without Delay

12/03/2021 - Update:  President Bident signed the Continuing Resolution on Friday December 3. (Washington, DC) Today, the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR) issued a statement upon the Decem… Read More

Congress Passes Second CR to Fund the Government, Which Awaits the President’s Signature

12/03/2021 - On December 2, shortly before the Continuing Resolution (CR) that has been funding the government in Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 was set to expire at midnight on December 3, both the House (221-212) and th… Read More

Congs. DeGette, Upton Introduce Highly Anticipated 21st Century Cures 2.0 Bill

11/18/2021 - On November 17, House Energy & Commerce (E&C) Committee members Cong. Diana DeGette [D-CO, Chair of the Oversight & Investigations Subcommittee] and Fred Upton [R-MI, Ranking Member of the Energy Sub… Read More

Senate Releases FY2022 LHHS Bill with NIH/NEI Funding Increases

11/02/2021 - On October 18, the Senate Appropriations Committee Democrats released nine of the remaining Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 appropriations bills and reports, including the Labor, Health and Human Services, and… Read More

AEVR’s Research Saving Sight, Restoring Vision Initiative Hosts Thyroid Eye Disease Congressional Briefing

11/01/2021 - Open PDF

NAEVR/AEVR Commend the NEI on the Release of its Strategic Plan Grounded in the Realities of Vision Challenges

10/31/2021 - (Washington, D.C.) On November 1, the National Eye Institute (NEI) released its Strategic Plan: Vision for the Future (2021-2025) which identifies opportunities for NEI to achieve its mission through… Read More

NAEVR Thanks Senate for NIH/NEI Funding Increases in FY2022 Bill, Urges Action to Finalize Appropriations

10/18/2021 - (Washington, DC) Today, the National Alliance for Eye and Vision Research (NAEVR) released a statement after the Senate Appropriations Committee released nine of the remaining Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 a… 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

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