Committee Releases FY24 Homeland Security Appropriations Bill
WASHINGTON - Today, the House Appropriations Committee released the Fiscal Year 2024 bill for the Homeland Security Subcommittee. The bill will be considered tomorrow, May 18th at 10:00 a.m. The markup will be live-streamed and can be found on the Committee’s website.
The Homeland Security bill includes $91.511 billion in total discretionary appropriations for the Department of Homeland Security, including $62.793 billion within the bill’s allocation, $5.837 billion in discretionary appropriations offset by fee collections, and $20.261 billion as an allocation adjustment for major disaster response and recovery activities. The total, within the allocation, is $2.090 billion above the Fiscal Year 2023 level.
Fiscal Year 2024 Homeland Security Bill
- Secures our southwest border by:
- Providing $2.104 billion for construction of physical wall along the southwest border;
- Providing $496 million for 22,000 Border Patrol Agents, the highest level ever funded;
- Restoring border security technology funding to the FY 2022 level of $276 million; and
- Forcing Secretary Mayorkas to adhere to the law and build physical barriers immediately.
- Removes dangerous criminals by:
- Providing $3.520 billion for custody operations, including to fund an average daily ICE detainee population of 41,000, which is higher than any previously appropriated level; and
- Providing $655 million to fund transportation and removal operations for removable aliens.
- Counters China and bolsters our national security by:
- Providing $335 million to procure four additional Coast Guard Fast Response Cutters to counter China in the Indo-Pacific; and
- Providing $150 million for the purchase of a polar icebreaker to project U.S. sovereignty in the Arctic.
A summary of the bill is available here.
Bill text is available here.