House Panel’s Draft DHS Appropriations Bill Includes $50B for DHS; $2.25B for CISA

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The House Appropriations Committee on Monday released a draft bill that would authorize $50.72 billion in fiscal year 2021 discretionary funds for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS).

The committee said Monday the measure would provide the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) with $2.25 billion in FY 2021 funds, reflecting a $239.1 million increase from FY 2020. CISA programs that would get funds include cybersecurity mission systems engineering, cyber defense education and training, supply chain risk management and the Multi-State Information Sharing and Analysis Center.

The Customs and Border Protection (CBP) would receive $14.6 billion in funds, including $531 million for new technologies such as non-intrusive imaging systems, border security platforms and multi-role enforcement aircraft.

The bill would earmark $12.8 billion in funds for the U.S. Coast Guard; $10.8 billion for the Federal Emergency Management Agency; $7.41 billion for the Immigration and Customs Enforcement; $7.6B for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA); $2.4 billion for the U.S. Secret Service; $183.9 million for the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services; and $755.3 million for science and technology.

“With the nation facing threats ranging from the COVID-19 pandemic to terrorism and targeted violent extremism, our bill provides DHS with the funding it needs to protect American communities, including vital investments in disaster preparedness, secure seaports and borders, safety for air travelers, and cybersecurity,” said Lucille Roybal-Allard (D-Calif.), chairwoman of the House Appropriations’ homeland security subcommittee.

The House Appropriation’s homeland security subpanel is set to mark up the bill Tuesday.

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