H. Con. Res. 35 would authorize the Grand Lodge of the Fraternal Order of Police and its auxiliary to use the Capitol grounds on May 15, 2017, or on such dates as the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration may jointly designate. Preparation could begin on May 11, 2016, and any changes to the grounds would need the approval of the Architect of the Capitol. All event structures and equipment would be removed by May 16, 2017. Because the legislation would require that the sponsors assume responsibility for all expenses and liabilities associated with the event, CBO estimates that passage of H. Con. Res. 35 would result in no significant cost to the federal government.
Because final passage of the legislation would not affect direct spending or revenues, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
CBO estimates that H. Con. Res. 35 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.