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Letter from CBO Director David W. Elmendorf to Senator David Vitter Regarding [Estimated Budgetary Effects of Section 4020 of S. 954] [November 20, 2013]   [open pdf - 36KB]

Alternate Title: Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate: Estimated Budgetary Effects of Section 4020 of S. 954

From the Letter: "This letter responds to your request that the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) estimate the budgetary effects of section 4020 of S. 954, the Agriculture Reform, Food and Jobs Act of 2013, as passed by the Senate on June 10, 2013. The provision would disqualify an individual from receiving benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) 'if the individual is convicted of' certain specified crimes including murder, sexual assault, and child sexual abuse. It is unclear to CBO whether section 4020 would be interpreted as applying only to people convicted of committing one of the specified crimes 'after' enactment or applying to all people 'ever' convicted of one of the specified crimes whether the crime occurred before or after enactment. Therefore, CBO prepared estimates for both possible interpretations."

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