August 15, 2013
As ordered reported by the House Committee on Veterans’ Affairs on August 1, 2013
H.R. 813 would authorize appropriations in advance for certain programs within the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and eliminate performance awards for senior executive staff at that agency. CBO estimates that implementing the bill would have a net cost of $21 billion over the 2014-2018 period, assuming appropriations action consistent with the bill. Enacting H.R. 813 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you go procedures do not apply.
H.R. 813 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.