H.R. 3892 would require the Department of State to consult with the intelligence community and report to the Congress on whether the Muslim Brotherhood meets the criteria to be designated as a foreign terrorist organization (FTO). The department would be required to provide a detailed explanation if it finds that organization does not meet the criteria for such a designation, or if it finds that the organization qualifies but the Secretary does not designate it as an FTO. Under current law, it is illegal for U.S. persons to provide support to FTOs and U.S. financial institutions must report any FTO funds under their control to the Department of the Treasury. Members of FTOs are also subject to being denied entry into the United States or deportation.
CBO estimates that reporting to the Congress would cost less than $500,000 over the 2016-2021 period; such spending would be subject to the availability of appropriated funds. Enacting H.R. 3892 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply. CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 3892 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2027.
H.R. 3892 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.