Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate: H.R. 938, United States-Israel Strategic Partnership Act of 2014   [open pdf - 21KB]

From the Document: "H.R. 938 would authorize the appropriation of $3 million for fiscal year 2014 for the Department of Homeland Security to establish several cooperative research programs with Israel. Those programs would be aimed at enhancing Israel's ability to detect explosives, provide emergency services, and maintain border, maritime, and aviation security. In addition, the bill would authorize the federal government to provide technical assistance to Israel on a variety of issues, particularly for efforts to increase scientific collaboration on technologies related to energy, water, agriculture, and alternative fuels. Finally, the bill would require several reports to the Congress on various aspects of U.S. policy towards Israel. Based on information about current funding levels for similar activities, CBO [Congressional Budget Office] estimates that in addition to the $3 million specifically authorized, providing that assistance and carrying out other provisions of the bill would require additional appropriations totaling $2 million annually starting in 2015. In total, CBO estimates that implementing the bill would cost $13 million over the 2014-2019 period, assuming appropriation of the specified and estimated amounts. Pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply because enacting the bill would not affect direct spending or revenues."

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