May 3, 2012
As ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
on April 26, 2012
H.R. 1016 would require the President to use existing appropriations to prepare a report to the Congress on the status of reconstruction and development efforts in Haiti following the earthquake there in 2010. CBO estimates that the cost of such a report, which would be direct spending, would be less than $500,000 in 2013. Pay-as-you-go procedures apply because enacting the legislation would affect direct spending. Enacting H.R. 1016 would not affect revenues.
H.R. 1016 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would impose no costs on state, local, or tribal governments.
On April 27, 2011, CBO transmitted a cost estimate for H.R. 1016 as amended by the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on April 14, 2011. CBO estimated that version of the act would increase direct spending by less than $500,000 in 2012. The two versions of H.R. 1016 are similar and differences in the estimated costs reflect different assumed enactment dates.
The CBO staff contact for this estimate is Sunita D’Monte. The estimate was approved by Theresa Gullo, Deputy Assistant Director for Budget Analysis.