S. 243, a bill to require the Commissioner of U.S. Customs and Border Protection to establish procedures for conducting maintenance projects at ports of entry at which the Office of Field Operations conducts certain enforcement and facilitation activities
As ordered reported by the Senate Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs on March 29, 2023
S. 243 would direct Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to establish procedures to allow the agency to carry out maintenance and repair projects that cost less than $300,000 at federally owned ports of entry without the direct involvement of the General Services Administration (GSA); that threshold would be adjusted annually for inflation. The bill would require CBP to consult with GSA before creating those procedures. S. 243 also would require CBP to report annually to the Congress on completed maintenance projects and their costs.
Based on information from CBP regarding the costs of creating the procedures and publishing similar reports, CBO estimates that implementing S. 243 would cost $1 million over the 2023-2028 period. Such spending would be subject to the availability of appropriated funds.