Budgetary Impact Analysis for Executive Order Entitled “Promoting Free Speech and Religious Liberty”
Statement from OMB Director Mick Mulvaney:
This executive order directs Federal departments and agencies to take certain steps to ensure that the freedom of persons and organizations to engage in religious and political speech is respected and protected. Implementing this executive order would have a de minimis impact on costs and revenues to the Federal Government. The benefits of this executive order include reorienting executive branch policy towards vigorously protecting religious freedom. Implementing this executive order would have a de minimis impact on mandatory and discretionary obligations and outlays, as well as on revenues to the Federal Government, in the 5-fiscal year period beginning in fiscal year 2017. The agencies anticipated to be impacted by this executive order include the Departments of Treasury, Justice, Labor, and Health and Human Services.