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Summary of FY2018 Homeland Security Appropriations bill - Committee mark

July 17, 2017
Press Release

While other bills have been severely cut, the 2018 Homeland Security Appropriations bill would waste $1.6 billion on the President’s boondoggle of a border wall and more than $700 million on thousands of new detention beds and a thousand new ICE enforcement officers, priorities that do nothing to make communities more secure.  Those funds are desperately needed to address real priorities across all of the domestic appropriations bills.

 

2018 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill

Net Discretionary Budget Authority

2017 enacted:                         $42.41 billion
2018 President’s request:       $44.00 billion

2018 Chairman’s mark:          $44.33 billion
*Amounts do not include funding for major disaster relief.

 

The Chairman’s mark provides:

  • $13.8 billion for U.S. Customs and Border Protection, which is $1.6 billion more than the FY2017 enacted level and $94 million less than the President’s budget request, including:
    • $1.6 billion for construction of new physical infrastructure along the southern border.
  • $7.05 billion for U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, which is $619 million more than the FY2017 enacted level and $510.5 million less than the President’s budget request, including:
    • $4.4 billion for Enforcement and Removal Operations, which is $704.5 million more than the FY2017 enacted level and $447.6 million below the President’s budget request.
  • $7.6 billion for the Transportation Security Administration, which is $124.4 million less than the FY2017 enacted level and $64.7 million more than the President’s request.
  • $8.8 billion for the Coast Guard, which is $25.7 million more than the FY2017 enacted level and $45 million more than the President’s request.
  • $2.0 billion for the Secret Service, which is $88.1 million less than the FY2017 enacted level and $13.9 million more than the President’s budget request.
  • $3.2 billion for the National Protection and Programs Directorate, which is $20.6 million less than the FY2017 funding level and $28.2 million below the President’s budget request.
  • $11.6 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, including $6.8 billion for major disasters under the BCA adjustment.  This is $60.4 million more than the FY2017 enacted level and $888.6 million more than the President’s budget request, including:
    • FEDERAL ASSISTANCE: $3.0 billion, which is $20 million more than the FY2017 enacted level and $940 million more than the President’s request.
      • $1.3 billion for FEMA preparedness grants, which is $25 million above the FY2017 funding level and $403.2 million more than the President’s budget request, including:
        • $50 million for the Nonprofit Security Grant Program, which is $25 million above the FY2017 enacted level; the President requested no funding for this program.
      • $690 million for firefighter equipment and staffing grants, which is equal to the FY2017 enacted level and $1.3 million above the President’s request.
      • $100 million for Predisaster Mitigation grants, which is equal to the FY2017 enacted level and $61 million above the President’s request.
      • $177.5 million for Flood Mapping, which is equal to the FY2017 enacted level; the President requested no discretionary funding for this program.
      • $120 million for the Emergency Food and Shelter Program, which is equal to the FY2017 level; the President requested no discretionary funding for this program.
  • $638.1 million for the Science and Technology Directorate, which is $143.6 million less than the FY2017 funding level and $10.8 million more than the President’s budget request.

 

Policy Rider

  • Includes a provision that would prohibit the use of funds to “approve, license, facilitate, authorize, or otherwise allow the trafficking or import of property confiscated by the Cuban Government.” 

 

 

115th Congress