Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate: S. 1603, Border Jobs for Veterans Act of 2015   [open pdf - 96KB]

"S. 1603 would require the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with assistance from the Department of Defense (DoD), to establish a program to recruit members of the armed forces who are leaving the military to serve as Customs and Border Protection (CBP) officers. The program would include placing DHS officials at certain recruiting events and conducting outreach efforts to educate certain members of the armed forces about available jobs with CBP. The bill also would require DHS and DoD to report annually to the Congress about the progress of the program. Based on the cost of similar activities, CBO [Congressional Budget Office] estimates that implementing S. 1603 would cost less than $500,000 annually; any spending would be subject to the availability of appropriated funds. CBP is currently carrying out activities similar to those required by the bill, and the agency employs a significant number of veterans of the armed forces. Enacting the legislation would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply."

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