The Congressional Budget Office has completed a preliminary estimate of the direct spending and revenue effects of H.R. 2810, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2018, as ordered reported by the House Committee on Armed Services on June 28, 2017. This preliminary estimate is based on the Committee Print 115-23 of H.R. 2810 that was posted to the website of the House Committee on Rules on June 30, 2017. CBO’s complete cost estimate for H.R. 2810, including discretionary costs, will be provided shortly.
Several provisions of the legislation would have insignificant effects on direct spending over the 2017-2026 period, primarily as a result of changes to military health care benefits. On a preliminary basis, CBO estimates that in total enacting H.R. 2810 would increase or decrease net direct spending by less than $500,000 over the 2018-2027 period.