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Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate: H.R. 1238: Securing our Agriculture and Food Act   [open pdf - 18KB]

"H.R. 1238 would amend the Homeland Security Act of 2002 to authorize a program within the Department of Homeland Security's Office of Health Affairs to coordinate efforts to defend U.S. food, agriculture, and veterinary systems against terrorism. CBO [Congressional Budget Office] estimates that implementing H.R. 1238 would cost about $500,000 a year; such spending would be subject to the availability of appropriated funds. In 2016, the department allocated $475,000 for this activity. A full year appropriation for the department has not yet been enacted for 2017. Enacting H.R. 1238 would not affect direct spending or revenues; therefore, pay-as-you-go procedures do not apply. CBO estimates that enacting H.R. 1238 would not increase net direct spending or on-budget deficits in any of the four consecutive 10-year periods beginning in 2028."

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2017-03-13
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Congressional Budget Office: https://www.cbo.gov
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