IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
April 25, 2017
Mr. Daines (for himself, Mr. Johnson, Mr. Perdue, Mr. Paul, and Mr. Lee) introduced the following bill; which was read twice and referred to the Committee on the Budget
To amend the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 to provide that any estimate prepared by the Congressional Budget Office or the Joint Committee on Taxation shall include costs relating to servicing the public debt, and for other purposes.
This Act may be cited as the
Budgetary Accuracy in Scoring Interest Costs Act of 2017 or the
CBO and JCT estimates to include debt servicing costs
The Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 621 et seq.) is amended by inserting after section 402 the following:
Estimates to include debt servicing costs
Any estimate prepared by the Congressional Budget Office under section 402, and any estimate prepared by the Joint Committee on Taxation, shall include, to the extent practicable, the costs (if any) of servicing the public debt.
The table of contents of such Act is amended by inserting after the item relating to section 402 the following:
403. Estimates to include debt servicing costs.