H.R. 6229 would authorize the appropriation of $1.1 billion for 2019 for the National Institute of Standards and Technology, which promotes innovation and industrial competitiveness in the United States through advancements in measurement science, standards, and technology. The bill also would direct the agency to carry out specific activities. The agency received $1.2 billion in 2018.
Based on historical spending patterns, CBO estimates that implementing the bill would cost $1.1 billion over the 2019-2023 period, assuming appropriation of the authorized amounts for 2019.
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. 6229 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2029.
H.R. 6229 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.