H.R. 4577 would direct the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to establish a working group to recommend behavioral, medical, and technical standards for dogs that are used to detect explosives as well as strategies for developing a domestic system for breeding such animals. Using information from TSA, CBO estimates that meeting the bill’s requirements would increase the agency’s costs by less than $500,000 in 2018; such spending would be subject to appropriation.
Enacting H.R. 4577 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 4577 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.
H.R. 4577 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.