H.R. 5875: Emergency Border Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2010

H.R. 5875

Emergency Border Security Supplemental Appropriations Act, 2010

Sponsor
Rep. David E. Price

Date
July 28, 2010 (111th Congress, 2nd Session)

Staff Contact
Communications

Floor Situation

H.R. 5875 is expected to be considered on the floor of the House on Wednesday July 28, 2010, under a motion to suspend the rules, requiring a two-thirds vote for passage.  The legislation was introduced by Rep. David Price (D-NC) on July 27, 2010, and referred to the Committee on Appropriations and the Budget Committee, neither took any official action.  

Bill Summary

H.R. 5875 would appropriate a total of $700 million to provide funding for various operations of the U.S. Customs and Border Security.  In addition, the bill rescinds $201 million from U.S. Customs and Border Protection, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), and the Bureau of the Census.  According to CBO, the bill will provide $500 million in new budget authority and would result in $591 million in new outlays.  The legislation contains $539 million in spending designated as “emergency” funding and $52 million in regular appropriations.  Generally, funds would remain available through FY 2012.

Appropriations

U.S. Customs and Border Protection:  Provides $411 million for U.S. Customs and Border Protection as follows:

  • $356 million for salaries and expenses.  From the amount appropriated for salaries and expenses, $78 million must be used for staffing on the Southwest border, $58 million to be used for officers at ports of entry on the Southwest border, and $208 million to be used for hiring additional Border Patrol agents for deployment to the Southwest border.  These funds will remain available through FY 2012.
  • $14 million for border security fencing, infrastructure, and technology.  These funds will remain available through FY 2012.
  • $32 million for air and marine interdiction, operations, maintenance, and procurement.  These funds will remain available through FY 2012.
  • $9 million for construction and facilities management.  These funds will remain available through FY 2012.

U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement:  Provides $30 million to U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement for salaries and expenses.  These funds will remain available through FY 2012.

 

Federal Emergency Management Agency:  Provides $50 million to FEMA for state and local programs. These funds will remain available through FY 2011, for Operation Stonegarden.

 

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center:  Provides $8 million to the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center for salaries and expenses.  These funds will remain available through FY 2012.

 

Department of Justice:  Provides $201 million for for the Department of Justice for “necessary expenses for increased law enforcement activities related to Southwest border enforcement.”

 

Rescissions

 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection:  Rescinds $100 million from Border Security Fencing, Infrastructure, and Technology. 

 

Transportation Security Administration:  Rescinds $15.5 million from the TSA for Aviation Security.

 

FEMA:  Rescinds $34.5 million from FEMA’s Administrative and Regional Operations.

 

Department of Commerce:  Rescinds $51 million from the Bureau of the Census Periodic Censuses and Programs.

Cost

According to CBO, the bill provides $500 million in new budget authority and would result in $591 million in new outlays.  The legislation contains $539 million in spending designated as “emergency” funding and $52 million in regular appropriations.