H.R. 4366, Strengthening Education through Research Act

Cost Estimate
October 16, 2014

As passed by the House of Representatives on May 8, 2014

Revised October 16, 2014, to correct an error in the previous estimate

H.R. 4366 would amend and reauthorize the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 (ESRA) through fiscal year 2020. (This authorization would automatically be extended one year through 2021 under the General Education Provisions Act.) The legislation would authorize the appropriation of $615 million for fiscal year 2015 and $3.2 billion over the 2015-2019 period to support federal educational research, statistical analysis, and other activities.

CBO estimates that implementing the act would cost $2.0 billion over the 2015-2019 period, assuming the appropriation of the authorized amounts. Enacting H.R. 4366 would have no impact on direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.

H.R. 4366 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA).