S. 414, International Protecting Girls by Preventing Child Marriage Act of 2011

Cost Estimate
May 14, 2012

As ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
on February 14, 2012

S. 414 would authorize the President to provide assistance to developing countries to reduce the incidence of child marriage and would require him to develop and implement a multiyear strategy to prevent such marriages and promote the empowerment of girls. CBO estimates that implementing the bill would have a discretionary cost of $23 million over the 2013-2017 period, assuming appropriation of the necessary amounts.

Pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply to this legislation because it would not affect direct spending or revenues.

S. 414 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) and would impose no costs on state, local, or tribal governments.