Issue Brief 14-15
April 11, 2014

On March 27, 2014, the Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released A Review of CBO's Activities in 2013 Under the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act. The annual report showed decreases in both the number of statements that identified mandates (92) and the total number of mandates enacted into law (22) in 2013. This decrease parallels a decline in public laws enacted. This Issue Brief summarizes CBO’s findings.