S. 389 would authorize the Society of the First Infantry Division, a nonprofit organization, to modify the First Division Monument located on federal land in President’s Park in Washington, D.C. Under the bill, the Department of the Army would provide a list of names of the soldiers killed in recent military operations that the Society of the First Infantry Division would add to commemorative plaques and stone plinths at the monument.
CBO estimates that implementing S. 389 would have an insignificant cost over the
2020-2024 period; any spending would be subject to the availability of appropriated funds. Costs would be incurred by the Department of the Army to gather and provide the list of soldiers’ names to the Society of the First Infantry Division; under the bill, no federal funding would be provided to the society to carry out the modifications to the monument.
On June 28, 2019, CBO transmitted a cost estimate for H.R. 1088, the First Infantry Recognition of Sacrifice in Theater Act, as ordered reported by the House Committee on Natural Resources on June 19, 2019. The two pieces of legislation are similar and CBO’s estimated costs are the same.