CBO estimates that enacting S. 2849 would have no significant effect on the federal budget. The legislation would amend federal law to clarify that the Government Accountability Office (GAO) has the authority to obtain certain records and information.
Enacting the bill would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply. CBO estimates that enacting S. 2849 would not increase direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2027.
S. 2849 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.