H.R. 2548 would authorize appropriations for the administration and operation of the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) and for the National Domestic Preparedness Consortium from 2018 through 2020. The bill also would require FEMA’s National Advisory Council to complete a comprehensive study of disaster costs and federal disaster assistance.
CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 2548 would cost about $3.7 billion over the 2018-2022 period, assuming appropriation of the authorized and necessary amounts. Enacting H.R. 2548 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
CBO estimates that enacting the legislation would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.
H.R. 2548 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would impose no costs on state, local, or tribal governments.