The Department of Homeland Security Appropriations Act
(H.R. 2555) has been approved by both the House of Representatives
and the Senate
. It is now on its way to the White House for signature. Among other things, it provides $4.4 billion to Customs and Border Protection (of which $3 million is to be derived from the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund and other monies to be derived from the Customs User Fee Account); $319 million for development of the Automated Commercial Environment; $263 million for maritime and land security expenses of the Transportation Security Administration (of which $125 million is available for port security grants and $17 million is available for Operation Safe Commerce); and $4.7 billion to the U.S. Coast Guard for its operation, with an additional $668 million for the Integrated Deepwater Systems program.
Source: HK Law