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
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.