DHS Funding Bill Approved by the House

July 29, 2016

The Department of Homeland Security would get a small budget increase next year under funding bills that are advancing in the House and Senate. In June, the House Appropriations Committee approved $41.2 billion for DHS in fiscal year 2017, or $246 million above the current level. The Senate Appropriations Committee approved a measure calling or same budgetary increase. Both bills proposed nearly $11.2 billion for Customs and Border Protection, enough to support 23,775 CBP Officers. But nether measure contained funding to increase staffing for agricultural inspections or trade enforcement as NTEU has urged. The big difference between the two bills is that the House measure would raise the overtime cap for CBP Officers by $10,000 ($35,000 to $45,000).

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