Summary: H.R.5437 — 106th Congress (1999-2000)All Information (Except Text)

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Introduced in House (10/10/2000)

Cost of Living Measurement and Index Act of 2000 - Direct the Commissioner of Labor Statistics to conduct a study to develop a methodology for determining the cost of living in each State, that accounts for the costs of housing, goods, and services, to improve Government management and the economy and management of Government operations and activities that rely on accurate economic information.

Requires the Comptroller General to conduct a study in which the methodology is applied to determine how Federal benefits provided to beneficiaries in each State would be increased if: (1) such benefits were determined based on each State's cost of living under such methodology; and (2) the methodology were applied subject to a hold harmless provision under which benefits would only be increased for high cost of living States.