H.R. 4559 would direct the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), in consultation with other federal agencies, to review security-related standards across the global aviation system. The bill would require TSA to identify best practices for:
Enhancing security by collaborating with foreign partners involved in aviation security,
Identifying foreign entities that have not yet implemented international standards,
Improving processes for issuing security-related directives to air carriers, and
Assessing cyber-related threats to screening equipment.
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. 4559 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 4559 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028.
H.R. 4559 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.