House Appropriations Committee Approves Fiscal Year 2023 Department of Defense Appropriations Bill with $20 M for Vision Research Program

On June 22 the House Appropriations Committee approved its Fiscal Year (FY) 2023 Defense spending bill which includes $20 million in VRP funding, the fifth year that the program has been funded at that level.  Almost none of the Congressionally-directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) received an increase in the bill.

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.