July 2, 2014
As ordered reported by the House Committee on Foreign Affairs on June 26, 2014
H.R. 4653 would extend the authorities of the United States Commission on International Religious Freedom by five years, through 2019. It also would authorize the appropriation of $3 million to the commission each year over that five-year period.
Assuming appropriation of the specified amounts, CBO estimates that implementing the bill would cost $15 million over the 2015-2019 period. Section 3 would require that Foreign Service officers receive additional training on religious freedom; CBO estimates that implementing that training would have insignificant costs.