S. 3341, Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review Act of 2012

November 7, 2012
Cost Estimate


As passed by the Senate on September 22, 2012

S. 3341 would require the Department of State, in consultation with various other agencies, to conduct a comprehensive review of the diplomacy and development policies of the United States every four years. The Quadrennial Diplomacy and Development Review (QDDR) would include assessments, recommendations, and priorities for the diplomacy and development policy of the Department of State and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID).

Based on information from the Department of State, CBO estimates that implementing S. 3341 would cost $8 million over the 2013-2017 period, assuming appropriation of the necessary amounts. Enacting S. 3341 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you go procedures do not apply.

S. 3341 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) and would not affect the budgets of state, local, or tribal governments.