H.R. 5862 would authorize Customs and Border Protection (CBP) to consolidate, reorganize, and modify its organizational structure related to customs revenue, including establishing or modifying existing job grades, titles, or classifications for personnel. The CBP’s responsibilities related to customs revenue include monitoring and regulating the flow of goods entering the country, enforcing trade and customs laws, collecting revenues from imports, and screening cargo for potential threats to security. Under current law, CBP is prohibited from making those types of changes.
Based on information from CBP, CBO expects that the agency would consolidate several positions if the bill were enacted. Based on the costs of similar activities, CBO estimates that the agency would need two people for two years after enactment for planning, employee outreach and engagement, and other administrative activities. In total, CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 5862 would cost $1 million over the 2024-2028 period. Any spending would be subject to the availability of appropriated funds.