H.R. 3713 would allow federal district court judges serving in the Western District of Washington to hold court proceedings in the city of Mount Vernon. Under current law, those district court proceedings can only be held in the cities of Bellingham, Seattle, Tacoma, and Vancouver in Washington.
Using information from the Administrative Office of the United States Courts, CBO expects that allowing proceedings in the additional city would improve case management throughout the district, which could reduce administrative costs for the district. However, CBO estimates that those reduced costs would not be significant over the 2020-2024 period.