H.R. 4757 would modify burial programs administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) and would make certain deceased veterans eligible for Presidential Memorial Certificates. CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 4757 would increase direct spending by $36 million over the 2017-2026 period. Pay-as-you-go procedures apply because enacting the legislation would affect direct spending. Enacting the bill would not affect revenues.
In addition, CBO estimates that implementing the bill would have discretionary costs totaling less than $500,000 over the 2017-2021 period; that spending would be subject to the availability of appropriated funds.
CBO estimates that enacting the legislation would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits by more than $5 billion in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2027.
H.R. 4757 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act (UMRA) and would not affect the budgets of state, local, or tribal governments.