May 23, 2013
As ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on April 16, 2013
S. 657 would authorize the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to provide assistance to improve conditions in foreign prisons and require those agencies to prepare reports on those conditions in at least 30 countries as well as efforts to improve them. CBO estimates that implementing the bill would have discretionary costs of about $380 million over the 2014-2018 period, assuming appropriation of the estimated amounts. Pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply to this legislation because it would not affect direct spending or revenues.
S. 657 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would not affect the budgets of state, local, or tribal governments.