H.R. 5346 would amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize a program within the Department of Homeland Security’s Office of Health Affairs to coordinate efforts to defend U.S. food, agriculture, and veterinary systems against terrorism.
CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 5346 would cost less than $500,000 a year; such spending would be subject to the availability of appropriated funds. In 2016, the department allocated about $450,000 for this activity.
Enacting H.R. 5346 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 5346 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2027.
H.R. 5346 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act and would not affect the budgets of state, local, or tribal governments.