Direct spending and revenue effects of H.R. 2500, the National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2020, as ordered reported by the House Committee on Armed Services on June 13, 2019. CBO’s complete estimate, including discretionary costs, will be provided shortly.
Enacting the bill would reduce net direct spending by $9 million over the 2020-2029 period. The budgetary effects primarily arise from three sources. A provision that would require the Secretary of Defense to sell IPv4 (Internet Protocol) addresses wouldincrease offsetting receipts which are classified as reductions in direct spending. That reduction would be partially offset by increasing the number of service members in the reserve components of the U.S. Armed Forces who can collect reserve retired pay before age 60. The bill also would provide additional Special Immigrant Visas to Afghans who worked for the U.S. government in Afghanistan, allowing them and their family members to immigrate to the United States and receive federal benefits. Several other provisions would have smaller effects on direct spending. Other provisions would affect revenues by an insignificant amount.
Because the bill would affect direct spending and revenues, statutory pay-as-you-go procedures apply.
CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 2500 would not increase on-budget deficits by more than $5 billion in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2030.