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Legislative Activities

NIMH Legislative Activities

The NIMH Office of Constituency Relations and Public Liaison (OCRPL) serves as principal point of contact for interactions with NIH and Departmental staff on matters dealing with Congress, Congressional inquiries and legislation. Legislative Contact: Gemma Weiblinger

Federal Legislation relevant to NIMH and NIH

NIMH’s Legislative Chronology 

The NIH's Office of Legislative Policy and Analysis

The NIH's Office of Legislative Policy and Analysis (OLPA)  provides legislative analysis, policy development, and liaison with the Congress. The office also tracks particular bills that have broad relevance to the NIH. You can view summaries of these bills  through the OLPA Web site, which also has links to other resources about the federal government.

Search the Library of Congress

You can also track federal legislation using the Library of Congress' THOMAS  World Wide Web system. THOMAS is designed to make legislative information.

Congressional Committees Relevant to NIMH and NIH

Congressional Committees that Establish NIMH's Authority

The House Committee on Energy and Commerce  and the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee  have jurisdiction over biomedical research and development, and thus over the NIH and NIMH.

The Appropriations Subcommittees on Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education

NIMH, like all other entities supported by federal funds, receives its funding through an annual appropriations bill that must be approved by both the House and the Senate and signed by the President.  Links to House  and Senate  Appropriations Committees.