The Congress recently approved the FY 2020 Consolidated National Security Appropriations Bill. This legislation includes Division D – The Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act, 2020.
The Homeland Security division provides $69.8 billion in discretionary funding, $2.2 billion above the President’s budget request and $6.4 billion above the FY 2019 enacted level. A summary of this legislation is attached. Some highlights:
1. The Office of Biometric Identity Management is provided $183.9M for IDENT/Homeland Advanced Recognition Technology.
2. Restores $13.8M of the $27.6M reduction in the budget request to EVUS.
3. Provides $20M for Port of Entry technology.
4. Provides $30M to enable the DHS CMO, in conjunction with CBP, ICE, and other operational components, to develop and establish interim and long-term electronic systems for recording and maintaining information related to the health of individuals in the Department’s custody.
5. Provides $122.3M for E-Verify.
6. Provides $43.5M for the Election Infrastructure Security Initiative.
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