S. 1074, Thomasina E. Jordan Indian Tribes of Virgina Federal Recognition Act of 2013

Cost Estimate
May 30, 2014

As ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Indian Affairs on April 3, 2014

S. 1074 would provide federal recognition to six Indian tribes in Virginia—the Chickahominy Indian Tribe, the Eastern Division of the Chickahominy Indian Tribe, the Upper Mattaponi Tribe, the Rappahannock Tribe, Inc., the Monacan Indian Nation, and the Nansemond Indian Tribe. Federal recognition would make the tribes eligible to receive benefits from various federal programs.

CBO estimates that implementing this legislation would cost $79 million over the 2015-2019 period, assuming appropriation of the necessary funds. Enacting S. 1074 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.

S. 1074 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.