As ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation on June 27, 2018
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 act 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 act’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 2029.
H.R. 4559 contains no intergovernmental or private-sector mandates as defined in the Unfunded Mandates Reform Act.
On January 9, 2018, CBO transmitted a cost estimate for H.R. 4559 as ordered reported by the House Committee on Homeland Security on December 13, 2017. The two versions of the legislation are identical, and CBO’s estimated costs are the same for both versions.