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Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate: S. 1545, PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Act of 2013   [open pdf - 20KB]

This is the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) Cost Estimate as reported by the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations on October 2, 2013. From the Document: "S. 1545 would reauthorize through 2018 certain recently expired provisions of foreign assistance programs to combat HIV/AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis (commonly known as the U.S. President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief or PEPFAR). CBO estimates that implementing the bill would have discretionary costs of $15 million over the 2014-2018 period, assuming appropriation of the necessary amounts. Pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply to this legislation because it would not affect direct spending or revenues. Section 2 would extend a recently expired requirement for the Inspectors General (IGs) of the Department of State, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the U.S. Agency for International Development to coordinate their annual plans for oversight of PEPFAR programs. According to the Office of the U.S. Global AIDS Coordinator (OGAC)--the office within the Department of State that coordinates all PEPFAR activities--the IGs have spent roughly $14 million on such oversight over the past five years. Similar to those recent costs, CBO expects each of the three IGs would require appropriations of roughly $1 million a year to continue such oversight. Assuming appropriation of those amounts, CBO estimates that implementing that provision would cost $14 million over the 2014-2018 period."

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2013-11-15
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