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Legislative Activities

Federal Legislation relevant to NIMH and NIH

NIMH’s Legislative Chronology 

The NIH's Office of Legislative Policy and Analysis

The Office of Legislative Policy and Analysis (OLPA) provides essential information, advice, and guidance on Congressional actions affecting NIH to the NIH Director, the Office of the Director, NIH’s Institutes and Centers, and the broader NIH community. OLPA coordinates NIH legislative activities with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to provide legislative analysis, policy development, and liaise with the U.S. Congress.

Search the Library of Congress

You can also track federal legislation using the  website, the Library of Congress’ official website for U.S. federal 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.

Congressional Testimonies

Contact Information

For questions about legislative activities at NIMH, please contact the NIMH Legislative Director. The point of contact is:

NIMH Legislative Director
Phyllis Ampofo
6001 Executive Blvd, MSC 9669
Phone: 301-443-3673
Fax: 301-480-4138