CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 194 would have no significant effect on the federal budget. The legislation would amend federal law to clarify that the General Services Administration (GSA) has the responsibility for promoting and recommending efficient practices for processing mail among federal agencies. GSA already performs this function.
Enacting the legislation would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 194 would not increase direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.
H.R. 194 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.
On February 9, 2017, CBO transmitted a cost estimate for H.R. 194 as ordered reported by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform on February 2, 2017. The two versions of legislation are identical, and CBO’s estimates of the budgetary effects are the same.