On December 9, 2019, the House of Representatives passed the following pieces of legislation:
H.R. 4727, the Department of Homeland Security Mentor-Protégé Program Act of 2019, which would direct the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to establish a program for mentor firms to enter into agreements with protégé firms to help them compete for prime contracts and subcontracts with DHS; and
H.R. 4402, the Inland Waters Security Review Act, which would require DHS to conduct a threat analysis of inland waters and report its findings to the Congress.
DHS is currently carrying out activities similar to those required by the acts listed above, and any new activities required under the legislation would not require substantial action by the department. Thus, CBO estimates that implementing each act would not have a significant cost; any spending would be subject to the availability of appropriated funds.