S. Con. Res. 14, the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget for Fiscal Year 2022, instructed some committees of the House of Representatives to recommend legislative changes, which would increase deficits up to a specified amount over the 2022‑2031 period. As part of this reconciliation process, the House Committee on Homeland Security approved legislation on September 14, 2021, with provisions that would increase deficits.
The legislation would appropriate $865 million to mitigate vulnerabilities in federal agency networks, expand training programs for cybersecurity jobs, and respond to attacks on information systems that support critical infrastructure. CBO estimates that a relatively small amount of that appropriation would not be spent; thus, enacting the legislation would increase the deficit by
The costs of the legislation, detailed in Table 1, fall within budget function 050 (national defense).