H.R. 1307 would require the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), to publish information each quarter on federal disaster assistance payments on the website www.usaspending.gov.
The website is an official source of information on spending by the federal government. CBO expects that OMB and federal agencies would incur some additional administrative costs to prepare and post timely reports on disaster assistance spending. CBO estimates that work would cost less than $500,000 annually and would total $1 million over the 2020-2024 period.
On May 14, 2019, CBO transmitted a cost estimate for H.R. 1984, the DISASTER Act, as ordered reported by the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure on May 8, 2019. The bills are similar, but H.R. 1984 would not be effective until 2022. That difference is reflected in the cost estimates for each bill.