H.R. 4331 would authorize appropriations for assistance to Tibetans and authorize the Administration to impose sanctions on Chinese government officials. CBO estimates that implementing the bill would cost a total of $59 million over the 2021-2024 period and $127 million over the next 10 years, subject to appropriation of the necessary amounts. CBO further estimates that imposing sanctions under H.R. 4331 would have insignificant effects on direct spending and revenues.
Spending Subject to Appropriation
The bill would authorize the appropriation of about $27 million each year over the 2021‑2025 period for several programs that benefit Tibetans (see Table 1). In each year of that period, H.R. 4331 would authorize appropriations of:
Not less than $17 million to preserve Tibetan language and culture; strengthen Tibetan governance and institutions; and promote sustainable development, education, and conservation;
Not less than $7.4 million for international broadcasting programs in the Tibetan language;
$1.25 million for scholarships and exchange programs for Tibetan students; and
Not less than $1 million for the Office of the Special Coordinator for Tibetan Issues.