Dept. of Homeland Security Appropriations bill

Dept. of Homeland Security Appropriations bill

On the 26th of June, Sen. Mary Landrieu (LA) introduced the “Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2015”. This appropriations bill has no co-sponsors and has already been through the Committee on Appropriations. This bill is currently on the Senate Legislative calendar. Below is the line item appropriations bill.

 

S. 2534

Making appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes

June 26, 2014

A BILL

 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the Department of Homeland Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, and for other purposes, namely:

DEPARTMENTAL MANAGEMENT AND OPERATIONS

 

Office of the Secretary and Executive Management, $124,571,000

Office of the Under Secretary for Management, $192,692,000

 

Office of the Chief Financial Officer, $48,213,000

 

Office of the Chief Information Officer, $254,001,000;

  • of which $95,078,000 shall be available for salaries and expenses
  • of which $158,923,000 for development and acquisition of information technology equipment, software, services, and related activities for the Department of Homeland Security

 

Analysis and Operations, $295,269,000

 

Office of Inspector General, $118,617,000

  • not to exceed $300,000 for certain confidential operational expenses, including the payment of informants

 

 

SECURITY, ENFORCEMENT, AND INVESTIGATIONS

 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, salaries and expenses, $8,320,391,000

  • not to exceed $150,000 for payment for rental space in connection with preclearance operations
  • not to exceed $1,000,000 for awards of compensation to informants

 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, automation modernization, $806,699,000

  • not less than $140,970,000 for the development of the Automated Commercial Environment

 

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, border security fencing, infrastructure, and technology, $362,466,000

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, air and marine operations, $706,569,000

U.S. Customs and Border Protection, construction and facilities management, $478,459,000

Immigration and Customs Enforcement, salaries and expenses, $5,136,957,000

  • not to exceed $10,000,000 for conducting special operations
  • not to exceed $11,475 for official reception and representation expenses
  • not to exceed $2,000,000 for awards of compensation to informants
  • not less than $305,000 for promotion of public awareness of the child pornography tipline and activities to counter child exploitation
  • not to exceed $40,000,000 for maintenance, construction, and lease hold improvements at owned and leased facilities
  • not to exceed $11,216,000 to fund or reimburse other Federal agencies for the costs associated with the care, maintenance, and repatriation of smuggled aliens unlawfully present in the United States
  • $15,770,000 shall be for activities to enforce laws against forced child labor
  • not less than $1,600,000,000 to identify aliens convicted of a crime who may be deportable, and to remove them from the United States once they are judged deportable
  • not less than $2,724,895,000 is for enforcement and removal operations, including transportation of unaccompanied minor aliens
  • not less than $15,000,000 for investigation of intellectual property rights violations, including operation of the National Intellectual Property Rights Coordination Center

 

Immigration and Customs Enforcement, automation modernization, $26,000,000

Transportation Security Administration, aviation security, $5,634,710,000

 

Transportation Security Administration, surface transportation security, $126,749,000

 

Transportation Security Administration, intelligence and vetting, $219,166,000

 

Transportation Security Administration, transportation security support, $923,737,000

 

United States Coast Guard, operating expenses, $6,984,618,000

  • not to exceed $31,000,000 for purchase or lease of small boats for contingent and emergent requirements (at a unit cost of no more than $700,000) and repairs and service-life replacements
  • not exceeding $1,000,000 for minor shore construction projects
  • of which $553,000,000 for defense-related activities
  • of which $213,000,000 for Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on Terrorism

United States Coast Guard, environmental compliance and restoration, $13,197,000

 

United States Coast Guard, reserve training, $114,572,000.

 

United States Coast Guard, acquisition, construction, and improvements, $1,330,376,000

  • $6,000,000 for military family housing;
  • $1,043,500,000 to acquire, effect major repairs to, renovate, or improve vessels, small boats, and related equipment
  • $68,000,000 to acquire, effect major repairs to, renovate, or improve aircraft or increase aviation capability
  • $57,300,000 for other acquisition programs
  • $40,580,000 for shore facilities and aids to navigation, including facilities at Department of Defense installations used by the Coast Guard
  • $114,996,000 for personnel compensation and benefits and related costs

United States Coast Guard, research, development, test, and evaluation, $17,892,000

 

United States Coast Guard, retired pay, $1,576,000,000

 

United States Secret Service, salaries and expenses, $1,585,360,000

  • not to exceed $19,125 for official reception and representation expenses
  • not to exceed $100,000 to provide technical assistance and equipment to foreign law enforcement organizations in counterfeit investigations
  • of which $2,366,000 for forensic and related support of investigations of missing and exploited children
  • of which $6,000,000 for a grant for activities related to investigations of missing and exploited children
  • not less than $7,500,000 shall be for activities related to training in electronic crimes investigations and forensics
  • $18,000,000 for protective travel
  • $4,500,000 for National Special Security Events

United States Secret Service, acquisition, construction, improvements, and related expenses, $49,935,000

  • of which $5,380,000 for acquisition, construction, improvement, and maintenance of the James J. Rowley Training Center
  • of which $44,555,000 for Information Integration and Technology Transformation program execution

 

PROTECTION, PREPAREDNESS, RESPONSE, AND RECOVERY

 

National Protection and Programs Directorate, management and administration, $64,565,000

 

National Protection and Programs Directorate, infrastructure protection and information security, $1,213,000,000

 

National Protection and Programs Directorate, federal protective service, revenues and collections of security fees credited to this account shall be available until expended

National Protection and Programs Directorate, office of biometric identity management, $249,142,000

 

Office of Health Affairs, $124,618,000

  • $26,148,000 is for salaries and expenses
  • $84,651,000 is for BioWatch operations
  • $13,819,000 for biosurveillance, chemical defense, medical and health planning and coordination, and workforce health protection

 

Federal Emergency Management Agency, salaries and expenses, $935,720,000

  • $35,180,000 for the Urban Search and Rescue Response System
  • $33,862,000 for capital improvements and other expenses related to continuity of operations at the Mount Weather Emergency Operations Center
  • $3,400,000 for the Office of National Capital Region Coordination
  • $4,000,000 for expenses related to modernization of automated systems

 

Federal Emergency Management Agency, state and local programs, for grants, contracts, cooperative agreements, and other activities, $1,500,000,000, which shall be allocated as follows:

  • $467,000,000 for the State Homeland Security Grant Program
  • not less than $55,000,000 for Operation Stonegarden
  • $600,000,000 shall be for the Urban Area Security Initiative
  • not less than $13,000,000 shall be for organizations determined by the Secretary of Homeland Security to be at high risk of a terrorist attack.
  • $100,000,000 for Public Transportation Security Assistance, Railroad Security Assistance, and Over-the-Road Bus Security Assistance
  • not less than $10,000,000 for Amtrak security
  • $100,000,000 for Port Security Grants
  • $233,000,000 to sustain current operations for training, exercises, technical assistance, and other programs
  • $162,991,000 for training of State, local, and tribal emergency response providers

Federal Emergency Management Agency, firefighter assistance grants, $680,000,000

 

Federal Emergency Management Agency, emergency management performance grants, $350,000,000

 

Federal Emergency Management Agency, radiological emergency preparedness program, shall not be less than 100 percent of the amounts anticipated by the Department of Homeland Security necessary for its radiological emergency preparedness program for the next fiscal year

 

Federal Emergency Management Agency, United States fire administration, $44,000,000

Federal Emergency Management Agency, disaster relief fund, $7,033,464,494

 

Federal Emergency Management Agency, flood hazard mapping and risk analysis program, $100,000,000

 

Federal Emergency Management Agency, national flood insurance fund, $179,294,000

  • $136,000,000 for operating expenses
  • $1,139,000,000 for commissions and taxes of agents
  • such sums as are necessary for interest on Treasury borrowings
  • $150,000,000 for flood mitigation actions and for flood mitigation assistance

 

Federal Emergency Management Agency, national predisaster mitigation fund, $25,000,000

 

Federal Emergency Management Agency, emergency food and shelter, $100,000,000

 

RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, TRAINING, AND SERVICES

 

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services, $124,435,000 for the E-Verify Program

 

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, salaries and expenses, $230,797,000

  • up to $54,154,000 for materials and support costs of Federal law enforcement basic training
  • of which $300,000 to be distributed to Federal law enforcement agencies for expenses incurred participating in training accreditation

 

Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, acquisitions, construction, improvements, and related expenses, $27,841,000

 

Science and Technology, management and administration, $129,555,000

 

Science and Technology, research, development, acquisition, and operations, $941,935,000

  • $300,000,000 for construction of the National Bio- and Agro-defense Facility

 

Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, management and administration, $37,339,000

 

Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, research, development, and operations, $196,400,000

 

Domestic Nuclear Detection Office, systems acquisition, $72,603,000

Additional Amounts and Rescissions

For an additional amount for the `Office of the Under Secretary for Management’, $48,600,000

For an additional amount for financial systems modernization, $39,500,000

Of the funds appropriated to the Department of Homeland Security, the following funds are hereby rescinded from the following accounts and programs in the specified amounts:

  • $27,300,000 from unobligated prior year balances from `U.S. Customs and Border Protection Border Security, Fencing, Infrastructure, and Technology’;
  • $8,000,000 from Public Law 113-76 under the heading `U.S. Custom and Border Protection–Air and Marine Operations’ in division F of such Act;
  • $12,500,000 from unobligated prior year balances from `U.S. Customs and Border Protection–Construction and Facilities Management’;
  • $15,300,000 from `Transportation Security Administration Aviation Security’ account 70×0550;
  • $102,000,000 from Public Law 113-76 under the heading `Transportation Security Administration Aviation Security’;
  • $2,550,000 from Public Law 112-10 under the heading `Coast Guard Acquisition, Construction, and Improvements’;
  • $11,980,000 from Public Law 112-74 under the heading `Coast Guard Acquisition, Construction, and Improvements’;
  • $16,500,000 from Public Law 113-76 under the heading `Coast Guard Acquisition, Construction, and Improvements’;
  • $9,469,000 from Public Law 113-6 under the heading `Coast Guard Acquisition, Construction, and Improvements’; and
  • $14,000,000 from `Science and Technology Research and Development, Acquisition, and Operations’ account 70×0800.

 

From the unobligated balances in the Department of the Treasury Forfeiture Fund $200,000,000 shall be rescinded.

 

The following funds are hereby rescinded from the following accounts and programs in the specified amounts:

  • $1,362,285 from `U.S. Customs and Border Protection, Salaries and Expenses’;
  • $57,998 from `Coast Guard, Acquisition, Construction and Improvements’; and
  • $73,905 from `Federal Emergency Management Agency, National Predisaster Mitigation Fund’.

Of the unobligated balances to `Federal Emergency Management Agency, Disaster Relief Fund’, $310,000,000 are rescinded.