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Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate: H.R. 1791, Medical Preparedness Allowable Use Act   [open pdf - 20KB]

From the CBO (Congressional Budget Office) estimate: "H.R. 1791 would allow certain grants from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to be used for enhancing medical preparedness, medical surge capacity, and mass prophylaxis capabilities. CBO estimates that implementing this legislation would not affect federal expenditures for those grants and would have no impact on the federal budget over the next five years. Enacting this legislation would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply. [...] The bill would expand the eligible use of UASI [Urban Area Security Initiative] and SHSGP [State Homeland Security Grant Program] funds, as defined in statute, to include activities that enhance medical preparedness, medical surge capacity, and mass prophylaxis capabilities. Examples of permissible activities include the purchase of medical kits and diagnostics to protect first responders and victims. Because such items are already included on FEMA's authorized equipment list for those grants, CBO expects that implementing this language would have no effect on net discretionary spending over the next five years."

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2013-11-06
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Congressional Budget Office: http://www.cbo.gov/
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