H.R. 4567 would require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to devise a plan to improve the effectiveness of DHS personnel who are stationed at foreign locations. The act also would require DHS—about twice a year over the next four years—to provide briefings to the Congress on department personnel with primary duties outside the United States. Using information from DHS, CBO estimates that implementing those provisions would cost less than $500,000 annually; such spending would be subject to the availability of appropriated funds.
Enacting H.R. 4567 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply.
CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 4567 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2029.
H.R. 4567 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.
On January 18, 2018, CBO transmitted a cost estimate for H.R. 4567 as passed by the House of Representatives on January 10, 2018. CBO estimates of the budgetary effects of the two versions of the legislation are the same.