H.R. 3675 would require the Government Accountability Office (GAO) to conduct a review of the Department of Homeland Security’s (DHS) trusted traveler programs, which expedites the security process at airports. Using information about the cost of other GAO studies, CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 3675 would cost less than $500,000.
On August 6, 2019, CBO transmitted a cost estimate for H.R. 3675, the Trusted Traveler Reconsideration and Restoration Act of 2019, as ordered reported by the House Committee on Homeland Security on July 17, 2019. The two pieces of legislation are similar, and CBO’s estimate of their budgetary effects are the same.