April 17, 2014
As reported by the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration on April 10, 2014
CBO estimates that implementing S. 2197 would have no significant effect on the federal budget. The legislation would amend federal law to eliminate the requirement that the Secretary of the Senate solicit bids each year through local newspaper advertisements to supply the Senate with stationery. We expect that removing this requirement would allow the Secretary to use existing procurement vehicles such as the General Services Administration supply schedules. Those alternatives could result in lower procurement costs. However, CBO estimates any such savings would be less than $10,000 a year. Enacting the bill would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
S. 2197 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.