H.R. 6231 would require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to review its policy issuance documents within 180 days of enactment. A policy issuance document is a department-level communication that updates policies and procedures, provides guidance, and delegates authority to DHS employees and component units. DHS uses those documents to implement and ensure compliance with public laws, regulations, executive orders, and department policy. The bill also would require DHS to brief the Congress within one year of enactment and annually thereafter on the department’s process for reviewing those documents.
Based on the cost of similar activities, CBO estimates that conducting the required review and briefing the Congress would cost less than $500,000. Any spending would be subject to the availability of appropriated funds.