H.R. 4028, an act to amend the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 to include the desecration of cemeteries among the many forms of violations of the right to religious freedom

Cost Estimate
July 25, 2014

As reported by the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations
on July 21, 2014

H.R. 4028 would amend the findings of the International Religious Freedom Act of 1998 by including the desecration of cemeteries among the various violations of the right to religious freedom. CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 4028 would have no effect on the federal budget. Pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply to this legislation because it would not affect direct spending or revenues.

H.R. 4028 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.

On May 14, 2014, CBO transmitted a cost estimate for H.R. 4028 as ordered reported by the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on April 30, 2014. The two versions of the legislation are similar and their estimated costs are the same.