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On December 18, the House and Senate passed the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2016, the Fiscal Year (FY) 2016 Omnibus appropriations legislation, and President Obama signed the bill that evening. The House passed the bill by a vote of 316-113, and the Senate by a vote of 65-33.

The bill funds the NIH at $32.08 billion, $2 billion or 6.6 percent increase over FY2015. The bill also funds the National Eye Institute (NEI) at $715.9 million, a 4.6 percent increase over its FY2015 appropriation of $684.2 million and 5.7 percent over its operational net of $676.8 million.

The President released his FY2017 budget on February 9. On June 9, the Senate Appropriations Committee approved a FY2017 LHHS Appropriations bill by a vote of 29-1 which includes a $2 billion increase for the NIH, and an increase of $32.8 million for the NEI.


More detail comparing specific NIH Programs is detailed in this chart:

FY2017 Senate FY2017 House FY2016 Omnibus
National Institutes of Health $34.1B $33.3 B $32.1 B
National Eye Institute $740.8 M $735.6 M $708 M
Brain Research through Advancing Innovative Neurotechnologies (BRAIN) Initiative $250 M $195 M $150 M
Cancer Moonshot $550 M $195 M $195 M
Precision Medicine Initiative $300 M $300 M $200 M
Antibiotic Resistance $463 M $413 M $413 M
Clinical and Translational Science Awards (CTSA) $520.7 M $511.5 M $500 M
Institutional Development Award (IDeA) program $333.4 M $333.3 M $320.9 M


Legislative Updates

Read NAEVR's updates on National Institues of Health and National Eye Institute Funding

Legislative Agenda

FY2017/2018 NIH/NEI Funding Position paper

Why Fund Vision Research

NEI Accomplishments and Priorities

NEI FY2017 Congressional Justification

Supporting Fact Sheets

Research!America Vision and Blindness fact sheet, developed with AEVR (September 2014)

The Silver BookŪ: Vision Loss Volume II, a joint effort of AEVR and The Alliance for Aging Research (March 2012), a joint effort of NAEVR and The Alliance for Aging Research.

The Future of Vision: Forecasting the Prevalence and Costs of Vision Problems (Prevent Blindness, June 2014)

Congressional Testimony

2017

FY2018 NAEVR Written Testimony in Support of Increased Funding for the National Institutes of Health and the National Eye Institute Before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS & Education (March 7, 2017)

2016

FY2017 NAEVR Written Testimony in Support of Increased Funding for the National Institutes of Health and the National Eye Institute Before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS & Education (April 8, 2016)

FY2017 NAEVR Written Testimony in Support of Increased Funding for the National Institutes of Health and the National Eye Institute Before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS & Education (April 8, 2016)

Written Testimony of NIH Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D. Before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS & Education (April 7, 2016)

2015

Written Testimony of NIH Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D. Before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS & Education (April 30, 2015)

FY2016 Testimony of Daniel Carr, Ph..D. on Behalf of ARVO and NAEVR Before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS & Education (April 29, 2015)

FY2016 NAEVR Written Testimony in Support of Increased Funding for the National Institutes of Health and the National Eye Institute Before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS & Education (April 3, 2015)

Written Testimony of NIH Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D. Before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS & Education (March 3, 2015)

2014

NAEVR Written Testimony in Support of Innovation through Federal Investment Hearing Before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS & Education (April 29, 2014)

ARVO Written Testimony in Support of Innovation through Federal Investment Hearing Before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS & Education (April 29, 2014)

FY2015 NAEVR Written Testimony in Support of Increased Funding for the National Institutes of Health and the National Eye Institute Before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS & Education (April 17, 2014)

Written Testimony of NIH Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D. Before the Senate Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS & Education (April 2, 2014)

FY2015 NAEVR Written Testimony in Support of Increased Funding for the National Institutes of Health and the National Eye Institute Before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS & Education (March 27, 2014)

Written Testimony of NIH Director Francis Collins, M.D., Ph.D. Before the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Labor, HHS & Education (March 26, 2014)


For Older Congressional Testimony, Click Here.