H.R. 589 would amend the objectives of several programs administered by the Department of Energy (DOE). The legislation also would establish a low-dose radiation research program and recodify DOE’s authority to carry out activities through its Office of Science.
Assuming appropriation of the necessary amounts, CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 589 would cost $83 million over the 2019-2023 period.
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. 589 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2029.
H.R. 589 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.