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Higgins Reintroduces Bill to Help CBP Address Staffing Needs

June 24, 2021
Press Release

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congressman Clay Higgins (R-LA) reintroduced the CBP Workload Staffing Model Act, to help Customs and Border Protection (CBP) determine its staffing needs. This bill would require CBP to develop a comprehensive staffing model that addresses hiring and retention challenges.

The CBP Workload Staffing Model Act:

  • Directs the CBP commissioner to develop a workload staffing model for Border Patrol and Air & Marine Operations;
  • Adds implementation of workload staffing models for Border Patrol, Air & Marine Operations, and Office of Field Operations to the CBP commissioner’s duties to ensure they are prioritized; and
  • Includes the development of standard operating procedures for a workforce tracking system for Border Patrol, Air & Marine Operations, and Office of Field Operations to the CBP commissioner’s duties to ensure they are prioritized.

Find the bill text here.

Congressman Higgins issued the following statement:

“We’re dealing with record-high illegal crossings at our southern border. Our Customs and Border Protection agents are working overtime to combat the crisis Biden has created. It is more important than ever that our border and ports of entry are fully staffed with qualified personnel to keep our nation safe.”