CBO Report on H.R. 418, REAL ID Act of 2005

by Sabrina I. Pacifici on March 28, 2005

Summary: H.R. 418 would authorize the appropriation of such sums as necessary for fiscal years 2005 through 2009 for the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to make grants to states to cover the costs of improving the security of driver’s licenses as required by the bill. The legislation also would make changes to current immigration law that aim to prevent the entry of suspected terrorists into the United States. CBO estimates that implementing H.R. 418 would cost about $100 million over the 2005-2010 period, assuming appropriation of thenecessary amounts. [6 pages, PDF]

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