Modernization bill gets new $500M price tag prior to House vote

Fedscoop: The re-introduced Modernizing Government Technology Act is estimated to cost a fraction of what it was when first introduced late last year, giving it a much better shot of passing this time around.

The Congressional Budget Office issued a cost estimate of $500 million over a five-year window for the legislation by Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas.

“The lower score actually reflects what the bill is going to do,” Hurd told FedScoop Monday, adding his confidence that it will pass the House and Senate this go around.

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