H.R. 2747, Streamlining Claims Processing for Federal Contractor Employees Act

Cost Estimate
November 4, 2013

As ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions on October 30, 2013

CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 2747 would have no significant impact on the federal budget. The legislation would amend federal law to transfer some administrative functions under the Davis-Bacon Act that are currently performed by the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to the Department of Labor (DOL). Under current law, DOL is responsible for investigating violations and enforcing compliance with the Davis-Bacon Act. GAO processes payments to individuals making claims under that act pursuant to DOL’s investigations. Under the bill, CBO expects that GAO would realize some administrative savings, while DOL would see a corresponding increase. Enacting the bill would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.

H.R. 2747 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.