CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
On Thursday, October 10, 2013, the House will begin consideration of H.J.Res. 79, the Border Safety and Security Act, under a rule. The bill was introduced by Rep. John Carter (R-TX), Chairman of the Homeland Security Appropriations Subcommittee, on October 3, 2013.
H.J.Res. 79 provides immediate funding for border security programs at the Department of Homeland Security at the same rate and under the same conditions as in effect at the end of the just completed fiscal year. Funds are available until another appropriations bill (such as a regular bill or CR) is enacted for these operations or December 15, 2013.
Funding for border security programs at the Department of Homeland Security is contained in the Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2013 (division D of Public Law 113-6). On October 1, 2013 a lapse in federal funding resulted in a federal government shut down, impacting certain aspects of border security programs. H.J.Res. 79 allows normal operations to continue.
CBO estimates that enacting H.J.Res. 79 would result in a budget authority of approximately $18.8 billion.
For questions or further information contact the GOP Conference at 5-5107.