Introduced by Rep. Xochitl Torres Small, D-N.M., the bill would require DHS’ strategy to “take into consideration” an assessment of existing federal programs, including financial incentives and other compensation-based flexibilities, regarding how to most effectively aid spouses and families of candidates or new hires in rural or remote areas.
H.R. 1639, the CBP Workload Staffing Model Act, would require CBP to expand its workload staffing model to cover Air and Marine Operations and Border Patrol no later than one year after enactment.
Introduced by Rep. Clay Higgins, R-La., the bill would require CBP, among other things, to implement a staffing model that considers essential frontline operator activities and functions, variations in operating environments, current and planned infrastructure, current and planned technology, and required operations support levels for CBP’s Air and Marine Operations, Office of Field Operations and Border Patrol.
The office of House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer, D-Md., didn’t respond to a question on when the full House might vote on the bills.