H.R. 1384 would grant certain retired reservists the status of honorary veteran. Individuals who served at least 20 years in the reserves and were never called to active duty would be eligible for this honorary status. Under H.R. 1384, those honorary veterans would not be eligible for additional benefits from the Department of Veterans Affairs based on this new status. Thus, CBO estimates that the bill would have no budgetary impact.
Enacting H.R. 1384 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 1384 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits more than $5 billion in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2026.
H.R. 1384 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.