As ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions on January 28, 2015
S. 227 would amend and reauthorize the Education Sciences Reform Act of 2002 (ESRA) through fiscal year 2021. (That authorization would automatically be extended one year through 2022 under the General Education Provisions Act.) The legislation would authorize the appropriation of $612 million for fiscal year 2016 and $3.2 billion over the 2016-2020 period to support federal educational research, statistical analysis, and other activities.
CBO estimates that implementing S. 227 would cost about $2 billion over the 2016-2020 period, assuming the appropriation of the authorized amounts. Enacting the bill would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
S. 227 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA).