H.R. 6227 would establish an office and a program to advance research in quantum information science and technology applications. The bill would authorize the appropriations for the Department of Energy (DOE), the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), and the National Science Foundation (NSF) to carry out related activities. CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 6227 would cost $1.1 billion over the 2019-2023 period, assuming appropriation of the authorized and 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. 6227 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2029.
H.R. 6227 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.