Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate: H.R. 3394: Clarifying Amendment to Provide Terrorism Victims Equity Act [open pdf - 98KB]
"H.R. 3394 would amend the Terrorism Risk Insurance Program (TRIP). CBO [Congressional Budget Office] estimates that implementing H.R. 3394 would have no significant effect on the federal budget. Under current law, TRIP authorizes the use of the blocked assets of groups designated as terrorist parties to settle claims related to acts of terrorism perpetrated by those groups.1 H.R. 3394 would permit the blocked assets to remain available to satisfy claims arising from judgments against a terrorist group even if the group later loses that designation. H.R. 3394 also would expand the definition of blocked asset to include assets seized or frozen under the Foreign Narcotics Kingpin Designation Act. On the basis of information from the Department of the Treasury, CBO estimates that implementing the bill would have no significant cost to the federal government."