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2. Would funding for a new capital project be scored against the discretionary caps or as a PAYGO cost?

Section 8(a) of the proposed legislation classifies purchase transfers from the revolving fund as mandatory and directs that the amounts not be scored as either a PAYGO or discretionary cost. The justification for scoring no cost is that the costs of new capital projects are implicitly assumed in the baseline as a result of the original $10 billion mandatory appropriation and the annual repayments to the revolving fund. Using balances in the revolving fund to finance capital projects should not be scored a second time for budget enforcement purposes.

Category: Scoring Questions