PERMITTING THE USE OF SENATE OFFICE BUILDINGS FOR CHARITABLE PURPOSES; Congressional Record Vol. 158, No. 146
(Senate - November 15, 2012)

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 PERMITTING THE USE OF SENATE OFFICE BUILDINGS FOR CHARITABLE PURPOSES

  Ms. LANDRIEU. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent the Senate 
proceed to the consideration of S. Res. 597, which was submitted 
earlier today.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. The clerk will report the resolution by title.
  The assistant legislative clerk read as follows:

       A resolution (S. Res. 597) to permit the collection of 
     clothing, toys, food, and housewares during the holiday 
     season for charitable purposes in Senate buildings.

  There being no objection, the Senate proceeded to consider the 
resolution.
  Ms. LANDRIEU. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the 
resolution be agreed to, the motion to reconsider be laid upon the 
table, with no intervening action or debate, and any statements related 
to the measure be printed in the Record.
  The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.
  The resolution (S. Res. 597) was agreed to, as follows:

                              S. Res. 597

       Resolved,

     SECTION 1. COLLECTION OF CLOTHING, TOYS, FOOD, AND HOUSEWARES 
                   DURING THE HOLIDAY SEASON FOR CHARITABLE 
                   PURPOSES IN SENATE BUILDINGS.

       (a) In General.--Notwithstanding any other provision of the 
     rules or regulations of the Senate--
       (1) a Senator, officer of the Senate, or employee of the 
     Senate may collect from another Senator, officer of the 
     Senate, or employee of the Senate within Senate buildings 
     nonmonetary donations of clothing, toys, food, and housewares 
     for charitable purposes related to serving persons in need or 
     members of the Armed Forces and the families of those members 
     during the holiday season, if the charitable purposes do not 
     otherwise violate any rule or regulation of the Senate or of 
     Federal law; and
       (2) a Senator, officer of the Senate, or employee of the 
     Senate may work with a nonprofit organization with respect to 
     the delivery of donations described under paragraph (1).
       (b) Expiration.--The authority provided by this resolution 
     shall expire at the end of the second session of the 112th 
     Congress.

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