As ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Energy and Natural Resources on June 18, 2014
S. 2019 would authorize the Bureau of Reclamation to provide grants to eligible nonfederal partners to carry out projects to mitigate drought conditions, conserve water, and restore watersheds in 17 western states, certain U.S. Territories, and Hawaii. The bill also would authorize grants to state water agencies to develop and maintain data on water availability. S. 2019 would authorize the appropriation of $113 million for those activities.
Based on information from the Bureau of Reclamation, and assuming appropriation of specified amounts, CBO estimates that implementing S. 2019 would cost $111 million over the 2015-2019 period. Enacting S. 2019 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
S. 2019 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.