Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate: H.R. 5896: Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Amendments Act of 2018 [open pdf - 88KB]
Alternate Title: CBO Cost Estimate: H.R. 5896: Border Patrol Agent Pay Reform Amendments Act of 2018
"H.R. 5896 would change the calculation of overtime compensation for agents of the border patrol in Customs and Border Protection (CBP). Specifically, the bill would increase--by up to 14 hours for each pay period--the overtime compensation available to agents who handle canines. That change would take effect 90 days after enactment. Currently about 900 canine handlers work in the border patrol. Using information from CBP, CBO [Congressional Budget Office] expects that implementing H.R. 5896 would increase pay for each handler by about $14,000 per year, on average. Thus, CBO estimates that implementing the bill would cost about $10 million in fiscal year 2019 and about $13 million annually thereafter, assuming enactment near the end of 2018 and appropriation of the necessary amounts. Most of the bill's other changes to overtime pay could result in small costs or savings to CBP."
Congressional Budget Office: http://www.cbo.gov/