Alternate Title: CBO Cost Estimate: H.R. 1299 Secure Border Act of 2011
"H.R. 1299 would require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), within 60 days of the bill's enactment and annually thereafter, to submit to the Congress a report on staffing levels at U.S. ports of entry. Within 180 days of enactment, DHS would have to devise a comprehensive strategy to gain control of United States borders and develop metrics to evaluate the effectiveness of security measures at ports of entry. In addition, H.R. 1299 would require a Department of Energy (DOE) national laboratory to evaluate the port security metrics developed by DHS."
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