H.R. 4375 would require the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP) to establish a policy on data uniformity for certain applications related to scientific research and development (R&D) and would require the National Science Foundation (NSF) to collect and publish a biennial report on such grant application data. In addition, the bill would require NSF to report to the Congress on the effectiveness of its programs for broadening the participation of women and other underrepresented populations in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics—or STEM—programs and careers.
Using information provided by NSF and other federal agencies, CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 4375 would cost $61 million over the 2018-2022 period, assuming appropriation of the necessary amounts.
Enacting the bill would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 4375 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.
H.R. 4375 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.