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104th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

 2d Session                                                     104-482
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 HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ADMINISTRATIVE REFORM TECHNICAL CORRECTIONS 
                                  ACT

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 March 14, 1996.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

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   Mr. Thomas, from the Committee on House Oversight, submitted the 
                               following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 2739]

      [Including cost estimate of the Congressional Budget Office]

  The Committee on House Oversight, to whom was referred the 
bill (H.R. 2739) to provide for a representational allowance 
for Members of the House of Representatives, to make technical 
and conforming changes to sundry provisions of law in 
consequence of administrative reforms in the House of 
Representatives, and for other purposes, having considered the 
same, report favorably thereon with an amendment and recommend 
that the bill as amended do pass.
  The amendment is as follows:
  Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the 
following:

SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE; TABLE OF CONTENTS.

  (a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the ``House of 
Representatives Administrative Reform Technical Corrections Act''.
  (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents for this Act is as 
follows:

Sec. 1. Short title; table of contents.

TITLE I--PROVISIONS RELATING TO ALLOWANCES AND ACCOUNTS IN THE HOUSE OF 
            REPRESENTATIVES AND OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

Sec. 101. Representational allowance for Members of House of 
Representatives.
Sec. 102. Adjustment of House of Representatives allowances by 
Committee on House Oversight.
Sec. 103. Limitation on allowance authority of Committee on House 
Oversight.
Sec. 104. Clerk hire employees of Members of House of Representatives.
Sec. 105. Payments from applicable accounts of House of 
Representatives.
Sec. 106. Report of disbursements for House of Representatives.
Sec. 107. Cafeteria plan provision.
Sec. 108. Annotated United States Code for Members of House of 
Representatives to be paid for from Members' Representational 
Allowance.
Sec. 109. Capitol Police citation release.

 TITLE II--TECHNICAL AND CONFORMING AMENDMENTS AND REPEALS RELATING TO 
         ADMINISTRATIVE REFORMS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Sec. 201. Provisions relating to election of Representatives.
Sec. 202. Provisions relating to organization of Congress.
Sec. 203. Provisions relating to compensation and allowances of 
Members.
Sec. 204. Provisions relating to officers and employees of House of 
Representatives.
Sec. 205. Provisions relating to Library of Congress.
Sec. 206. Provisions relating to congressional and committee procedure; 
investigations.
Sec. 207. Provisions relating to Office of Law Revision Counsel.
Sec. 208. Provisions relating to Legislative Classification Office.
Sec. 209. Provisions relating to classification of employees of House 
of Representatives.
Sec. 210. Provisions relating to payroll administration in House of 
Representatives.
Sec. 211. Provisions relating to contested elections.
Sec. 212. Provisions relating to Joint Committee on Congressional 
Operations.
Sec. 213. Provisions relating to Congressional Budget Office.
Sec. 214. Provisions relating to the States.
Sec. 215. Provisions relating to Government organization and employees.
Sec. 216. Provisions codified in appendices to title 5, United States 
Code.
Sec. 217. Provisions relating to commerce and trade.
Sec. 218. Provisions relating to foreign relations and intercourse.
Sec. 219. Provisions relating to money and finance.
Sec. 220. Provisions relating to Postal Service.
Sec. 221. Provisions relating to public buildings, property, and works.
Sec. 222. Provisions relating to the public health and welfare.
Sec. 223. Provisions relating to public printing and documents.
Sec. 224. Provisions relating to territories and insular possessions.
Sec. 225. Miscellaneous uncodified provisions relating to House of 
Representatives.

TITLE I--PROVISIONS RELATING TO ALLOWANCES AND ACCOUNTS IN THE HOUSE OF 
            REPRESENTATIVES AND OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS

SEC. 101. REPRESENTATIONAL ALLOWANCE FOR MEMBERS OF HOUSE OF 
                    REPRESENTATIVES.

  (a) In General.--There is established for the House of 
Representatives a single allowance, to be known as the ``Members' 
Representational Allowance'', which shall be available to support the 
conduct of the official and representational duties of a Member of the 
House of Representatives with respect to the district from which the 
Member is elected.
  (b) Merger.--The Clerk Hire Allowance, the Official Expenses 
Allowance, and the Official Mail Allowance, as in effect on the day 
before the effective date of this section, are merged into the Members' 
Representational Allowance.
  (c) Definition.--As used in this section, the term ``Member of the 
House of Representatives'' means a Representative in, or a Delegate or 
Resident Commissioner to, the Congress.
  (d) Regulations.--The Committee on House Oversight of the House of 
Representatives shall have authority to prescribe regulations to carry 
out this section.
  (e) Effective Date.--This section shall take effect on September 1, 
1995 and shall apply with respect to official and representational 
duties carried out on or after that date.

SEC. 102. ADJUSTMENT OF HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ALLOWANCES BY 
                    COMMITTEE ON HOUSE OVERSIGHT.

  House Resolution 457, Ninety-second Congress, agreed to July 21, 
1971, as enacted into permanent law by chapter IV of the Supplemental 
Appropriations Act, 1972 (2 U.S.C. 57), is amended to read as follows:

``SECTION 1. ADJUSTMENT OF HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ALLOWANCES BY 
                    COMMITTEE ON HOUSE OVERSIGHT.

  ``(a) In General.--Subject to the provision of law specified in 
subsection (b), the Committee on House Oversight of the House of 
Representatives may, by order of the Committee, fix and adjust the 
amounts, terms, and conditions of, and other matters relating to, 
allowances of the House of Representatives within the following 
categories:
          ``(1) For Members of the House of Representatives, the 
        Members' Representational Allowance, including all aspects of 
        the Official Mail Allowance within the jurisdiction of the 
        Committee under section 311 of the Legislative Branch 
        Appropriations Act, 1991.
          ``(2) For committees, the Speaker, the majority and minority 
        leaders, the Clerk, the Sergeant at Arms, and the Chief 
        Administrative Officer, allowances for official mail (including 
        all aspects of the Official Mail Allowance within the 
        jurisdiction of the Committee under section 311 of the 
        Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1991), stationery, and 
        telephone and telegraph and other communications.
  ``(b) Provision Specified.--The provision of law referred to in 
subsection (a) is House Resolution 1372, Ninety-fourth Congress, agreed 
to July 1, 1976, as enacted into permanent law by section 101 of the 
Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1977 (2 U.S.C. 57a).
  ``(c) Definition.--As used in this section, the term `Member of the 
House of Representatives' means a Representative in, or a Delegate or 
Resident Commissioner to, the Congress.''.

SEC. 103. LIMITATION ON ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY OF COMMITTEE ON HOUSE 
                    OVERSIGHT.

  House Resolution 1372, Ninety-fourth Congress, agreed to July 1, 
1976, as enacted into permanent law by section 101 of the Legislative 
Branch Appropriation Act, 1977 (2 U.S.C. 57a), is amended to read as 
follows:

``SECTION 1. LIMITATION ON ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY OF COMMITTEE ON HOUSE 
                    OVERSIGHT.

  ``(a) In General.--An order under the provision of law specified in 
subsection (c) may fix or adjust the allowances of the House of 
Representatives only by reason of--
          ``(1) a change in the price of materials, services, or office 
        space;
          ``(2) a technological change or other improvement in office 
        equipment; or
          ``(3) an increase under section 5303 of title 5, United 
        States Code, in rates of pay under the General Schedule.
  ``(b) Resolution Requirement.--In the case of reasons other than the 
reasons specified in paragraph (1), (2), or (3) of subsection (a), the 
fixing and adjustment of the allowances of the House of Representatives 
in the categories described in the provision of law specified in 
subsection (c) may be carried out only by resolution of the House of 
Representatives.
  ``(c) Provision Specified.--The provision of law referred to in 
subsections (a) and (b) is House Resolution 457, Ninety-second 
Congress, agreed to July 21, 1971, as enacted into permanent law by 
chapter IV of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1972 (2 U.S.C. 
57).''.

SEC. 104. CLERK HIRE EMPLOYEES OF MEMBERS OF HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

  (a) In General.--Under the Members' Representational Allowance, each 
Member of the House of Representatives may employ not more than 18 
permanent clerk hire employees and a total of not more than 4 
additional clerk hire employees in the following categories:
          (1) Interns.
          (2) Part-time employees.
          (3) Shared employees.
          (4) Temporary employees.
          (5) Employees on leave without pay.
  (b) Benefit Exclusion.--For purposes of this section, interns and 
temporary employees shall be excluded from the operation of the 
following provisions of title 5, United States Code:
          (1) Chapter 84 (relating to the Federal Employees' Retirement 
        System).
          (2) Chapter 87 (relating to life insurance).
          (3) Chapter 89 (relating to health insurance).
  (c) Definitions.--As used in this section--
          (1) the term ``Member of the House of Representatives'' means 
        a Representative in, or a Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, 
        the Congress;
          (2) the term ``intern'' means, with respect to a Member of 
        the House of Representatives, an individual who serves in the 
        office of the Member in the District of Columbia for not more 
        than 120 days in a 12-month period and whose service is 
        primarily for the educational experience of the individual;
          (3) the term ``part-time employee'' means, with respect to a 
        Member of the House of Representatives, an individual who is 
        employed by the Member and whose normally assigned work 
        schedule is not more than the equivalent of 15 full working 
        days per month;
          (4) the term ``temporary employee'' means, with respect to a 
        Member of the House of Representatives, an individual who is 
        employed for a specific purpose or task and who is employed for 
        not more than 90 days in a 12-month period, except that the 
        term of such employment may be extended with the written 
        approval of the Committee on House Oversight; and
          (5) the term ``shared employee'' means an employee who is 
        paid by more than one employing authority of the House of 
        Representatives.
  (d) Regulations.--The Committee on House Oversight shall have 
authority to prescribe regulations to carry out this section.
  (e) Conforming Amendments.--The following provisions of law are 
repealed:
          (1) The first section of the Joint Resolution entitled 
        ``Joint resolution providing for pay to clerks to Members of 
        Congress and Delegates'', approved January 25, 1923 (2 U.S.C. 
        92).
          (2) House Resolution 359, Ninety-sixth Congress, agreed to 
        July 20, 1979, as enacted into permanent law by the bill H.R. 
        7593, entitled the ``Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 
        1981'', as passed by the House of Representatives on July 21, 
        1980, and enacted into permanent law by section 101(c) of 
        Public Law 96-536 (2 U.S.C. 92 note).
          (3) The first section of House Resolution 357, Ninety-first 
        Congress, agreed to June 25, 1969, as enacted into permanent 
        law by section 103 of the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 
        1970 (2 U.S.C. 92 note).

SEC. 105. PAYMENTS FROM APPLICABLE ACCOUNTS OF HOUSE OF 
                    REPRESENTATIVES.

  (a) In General.--No payment may be made from the applicable accounts 
of the House of Representatives (as determined by the Committee on 
House Oversight of the House of Representatives), unless sanctioned by 
that Committee. Payments on vouchers approved in the manner directed by 
that Committee shall be deemed, held, and taken, and are declared to be 
conclusive upon all the departments and officers of the Government.
  (b) Definitions.--As used in this section--
          (1) the term ``applicable accounts of the House of 
        Representatives'' means accounts for salaries and expenses of 
        committees (other than the Committee on Appropriations), the 
        computer support organization of the House of Representatives, 
        and allowances and expenses of Members of the House of 
        Representatives, officers of the House of Representatives, and 
        administrative and support offices of the House of 
        Representatives; and
          (2) the term ``Member of the House of Representatives'' means 
        a Representative in, or a Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, 
        the Congress.
  (c) Conforming Amendments.--The paragraph beginning ``Hereafter'' 
under the heading ``UNDER LEGISLATIVE.'' and the subheading ``house of 
representatives.'' in the first section of the Act entitled ``An Act 
making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for 
the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-
nine, and for other purposes'', approved October 2, 1888 (2 U.S.C. 95), 
is amended--
          (1) in the first sentence, by striking out ``, or from the 
        contingent fund'' and all that follows through the end of the 
        sentence and inserting in lieu thereof a period; and
          (2) in the second sentence--
                  (A) by striking out ``made upon vouchers approved by 
                the Committee on House Administration of the House of 
                Representatives, and payments''; and
                  (B) in the proviso, by striking out ``funds'' and all 
                that follows through the end of the sentence and 
                inserting in lieu thereof ``fund as additional salary 
                or compensation to any officer or employee of the 
                Senate.''.

SEC. 106. REPORT OF DISBURSEMENTS FOR HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

  (a) In General.--Not later than 60 days after the last day of each 
semiannual period, the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of 
Representatives shall submit to the House of Representatives, with 
respect to that period, a detailed, itemized report of the 
disbursements for the operations of the House of Representatives.
  (b) Contents.--The report required by subsection (a) shall include--
          (1) the name of each person who receives a payment from the 
        House of Representatives;
          (2) the quantity and price of any item furnished to the House 
        of Representatives;
          (3) a description of any service rendered to the House of 
        Representatives, together with a statement of the time required 
        for the service, and the name, title, and amount paid to each 
        person who renders the service;
          (4) a statement of all amounts appropriated to, or received, 
        or expended by the House of Representatives, and any unexpended 
        balances of such amounts;
          (5) the information submitted to the Comptroller General 
        under section 3523(a) of title 31, United States Code; and
          (6) such additional information as may be required by 
        regulation of the Committee on House Oversight of the House of 
        Representatives.
  (c) Exclusion.--Notwithstanding subsection (b), if a voucher is for 
payment to an individual for attendance as a witness before a committee 
of the Congress in executive session, the report for the semiannual 
period in which the appearance occurs shall show only the date of 
payment, voucher number, and amount paid. Any information excluded from 
a report under the preceding sentence shall be included in the report 
for the next period.
  (d) House Document.--Each report under this section shall be printed 
as a House document.
  (e) Conforming Provision.--The provisions of--
          (1) sections 60, 61, 62, and 63 of the Revised Statutes of 
        the United States (2 U.S.C. 102, 103, and 104); and
          (2) section 105(a) of the Legislative Branch Appropriation 
        Act, 1965 (2 U.S.C. 104a);
that require submission and printing of statements and reports are not 
applicable to the House of Representatives.
  (f) Effective Date.--This section shall apply to the semiannual 
periods of January 1 through June 30 and July 1 through December 31 of 
each year, beginning with the semiannual period in which this section 
is enacted.

SEC. 107. CAFETERIA PLAN PROVISION.

  (a) In General.--There is authorized to be established in the House 
of Representatives a cafeteria plan (as defined in section 125(d) of 
the Internal Revenue Code of 1986) for the benefit of individuals whose 
pay is disbursed by the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of 
Representatives.
  (b) Account.--There is established in the Treasury an account which 
shall be available for the payment of benefits and other expenses of 
the operation of the plan referred to in subsection (a). The account 
shall consist of--
          (1) amounts withheld from the pay of participants in the 
        plan; and
          (2) such other amounts as may be received with respect to the 
        plan.
  (c) Regulations.--The Committee on House Oversight of the House of 
Representatives shall have authority to prescribe regulations relating 
to the plan referred to in subsection (a), including regulations 
defining the nature and extent of benefits under the plan.
  (d) Effective Date.--This section shall take effect on January 1, 
1996.

SEC. 108. ANNOTATED UNITED STATES CODE FOR MEMBERS OF HOUSE OF 
                    REPRESENTATIVES TO BE PAID FOR FROM MEMBERS' 
                    REPRESENTATIONAL ALLOWANCE.

  (a) In General.--The Clerk of the House of Representatives shall, at 
the request of a Member of the House of Representatives, furnish to the 
Member, for official use only, one set of a privately published 
annotated version of the United States Code, including supplements and 
pocket parts. The furnishing of a set of the United States Code under 
this section shall be in lieu of any distribution under section 212 of 
title 1, United States Code, and shall be paid for from the Members' 
Representational Allowance.
  (b) Definition.--As used in this section, the term ``Member of the 
House of Representatives'' means a Representative in, or a Delegate or 
Resident Commissioner to, the Congress.
  (c) Regulations.--The Committee on House Oversight of the House of 
Representatives shall have authority to prescribe regulations to carry 
out this section.
  (d) Conforming Amendment.--House Resolution 506, Ninetieth Congress, 
agreed to August 21, 1967, as enacted into permanent law by chapter 
VIII of the Second Supplemental Appropriation Act, 1968 (2 U.S.C. 54), 
is repealed.

SEC. 109. CAPITOL POLICE CITATION RELEASE.

  (a) In General.--The Chief of the Capitol Police, with the approval 
of the Capitol Police Board, may designate a member of the Capitol 
Police to have responsibility for citation release.
  (b) Authority.--(1) In the same manner as provided for with respect 
to an official of the Metropolitan Police Department of the District of 
Columbia under section 23-1110(a) of the District of Columbia Code, the 
Superior Court of the District of Columbia shall have the authority to 
appoint the member of the Capitol Police designated under subsection 
(a) of this section to take bail or collateral from persons charged 
with offenses triable in the Superior Court of the District of 
Columbia. Pursuant to that authority--
          (A) the citation power described in subsection (b) of section 
        23-1110 of the District of Columbia Code shall be exercised by 
        such member of the Capitol Police in the same manner as by an 
        official of the Metropolitan Police Department; and
          (B) paragraph (4) of subsection (b) of section 23-1110 of the 
        District of Columbia Code, relating to failure to appear, shall 
        apply with respect to citations under subparagraph (A) of this 
        paragraph.
  (2) The United States District Court for the District of Columbia 
shall have the power to authorize the member of the Capitol Police 
referred to in subsection (a) of this section to take bond from persons 
arrested upon writs and process from that court in criminal cases in 
the same manner as provided for with respect to an official of the 
Metropolitan Police Department of the District of Columbia under the 
third sentence of section 23-1110(a) of the District of Columbia Code.

 TITLE II--TECHNICAL AND CONFORMING AMENDMENTS AND REPEALS RELATING TO 
         ADMINISTRATIVE REFORMS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

SEC. 201. PROVISIONS RELATING TO ELECTION OF REPRESENTATIVES.

  The provisions of law relating to election of Representatives, as 
codified in chapter 1 of title 2, United States Code, are amended as 
follows:
          The third sentence of section 22(b) of the Act entitled ``An 
        Act to provide for the fifteenth and subsequent decennial 
        censuses and to provide for apportionment of Representatives in 
        Congress'', approved June 28, 1929 (2 U.S.C. 2a(b)), is amended 
        by striking out the semicolon after ``Representatives'' the 
        first place it appears and all that follows through the end of 
        the sentence and inserting in lieu thereof a period.

SEC. 202. PROVISIONS RELATING TO ORGANIZATION OF CONGRESS.

  The provisions of law relating to organization of Congress, as 
codified in chapter 2 of title 2, United States Code, are amended as 
follows:
          (1) Section 204(a) of the District of Columbia Delegate Act 
        (2 U.S.C. 25b) is repealed.
          (2) Section 33 of the Revised Statutes of the United States 
        (2 U.S.C. 26, third sentence) is repealed.
          (3) Section 2(c) of Public Law 94-551 (2 U.S.C. 28c(c)) is 
        amended--
                  (A) in paragraph (2), by striking out 
                ``Representives'' and inserting in lieu thereof 
                ``Representatives''; and
                  (B) in paragraph (5), by striking out ``, to the 
                Sergeant'' and all that follows through the end of the 
                paragraph and inserting in lieu thereof ``and to the 
                Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives, each 
                two sets;''.
          (4) Section 202 of House Resolution 988, Ninety-third 
        Congress, agreed to October 8, 1974, as enacted into permanent 
        law by chapter III of title I of the Supplemental 
        Appropriations Act, 1975 (2 U.S.C. 29a), is amended--
                  (A) in subsection (b)(2), by striking out ``House 
                Administration'' each place it appears and inserting in 
                lieu thereof ``House Oversight''; and
                  (B) in subsection (c), by striking out ``contingent 
                fund of the House is'' and inserting in lieu thereof 
                ``applicable accounts of the House of Representatives 
                are''.

SEC. 203. PROVISIONS RELATING TO COMPENSATION AND ALLOWANCES OF 
                    MEMBERS.

  The provisions of law relating to compensation and allowances of 
Members, as codified in chapter 3 of title 2, United States Code, are 
amended as follows:
          (1) Subsection (e) of the first section of the Act entitled 
        ``An Act to increase rates of compensation of the President, 
        Vice President, and the Speaker of the House of 
        Representatives'', approved January 19, 1949 (2 U.S.C. 31b), is 
        amended by striking out ``(which shall be in lieu of the 
        allowance provided by section 601(b) of the Legislative 
        Reorganization Act of 1946, as amended)''.
          (2) Section 2 of House Resolution 1238, Ninety-first 
        Congress, agreed to December 23, 1970, as enacted into 
        permanent law by chapter VIII of the Supplemental 
        Appropriations Act, 1971 (2 U.S.C. 31b-2), is amended--
                  (A) by striking out ``contingent fund of the House'' 
                and inserting in lieu thereof ``applicable accounts of 
                the House of Representatives''; and
                  (B) by striking out ``base allowance'' and all that 
                follows through ``Member of the House'' and inserting 
                in lieu thereof ``Members' Representational 
                Allowance''.
          (3) The first sentence of section 5 of House Resolution 1238, 
        Ninety-first Congress, agreed to December 22, 1970 (as enacted 
        into permanent law by chapter VIII of the Supplemental 
        Appropriations Act, 1971, and supplemented by the Act entitled 
        ``An Act relating to former Speakers of the House of 
        Representatives'' (88 Stat. 1723)) (2 U.S.C. 31b-5), is amended 
        by striking out ``to enable the Clerk of the House to pay'' and 
        inserting in lieu thereof ``for payment of''.
          (4) Sections 49 and 50 of the Revised Statutes of the United 
        States (2 U.S.C. 38) are repealed.
          (5) Section 105 of the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 
        1955 (2 U.S.C. 38a) is amended--
                  (A) in the first undesignated paragraph, by striking 
                out ``(including amounts held in the trust fund account 
                in the office of the Sergeant at Arms)''; and
                  (B) in the second undesignated paragraph, by striking 
                out ``Sergeant at Arms, and received by the Sergeant at 
                Arms'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief 
                Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives 
                and received by the Chief Administrative Officer''.
          (6) The proviso in the first paragraph under the heading 
        ``LEGISLATIVE BRANCH'' and the subheading ``House of 
        Representatives'' in chapter I of the Third Supplemental 
        Appropriation Act, 1952 (2 U.S.C. 38b; 2 U.S.C. 125a) is 
        amended by striking out ``contingent fund of the House of 
        Representatives or'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``applicable 
        accounts of the House of Representatives or the contingent 
        fund''.
          (7) Section 40 of the Revised Statutes of the United States 
        (2 U.S.C. 39) is amended by striking out ``Sergeant-at-Arms of 
        the House'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``the Chief 
        Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives (upon 
        certification by the Clerk of the House of Representatives)''.
          (8) The proviso in the last undesignated paragraph under the 
        center heading ``LEGISLATIVE ESTABLISHMENT'' and the center 
        subheading ``house of representatives'' in the Deficiency 
        Appropriation Act, fiscal year 1934 (2 U.S.C. 40a) is amended--
                  (A) by striking out ``Sergeant at Arms of the House'' 
                the first place it appears and inserting in lieu 
                thereof ``Chief Administrative Officer of the House of 
                Representatives''; and
                  (B) by striking out ``Sergeant at Arms of the House 
                shall be paid to the Clerk of the House and'' inserting 
                in lieu thereof ``Chief Administrative Officer of the 
                House of Representatives shall be''.
          (9)(A) Section 43 of the Revised Statutes of the United 
        States (2 U.S.C. 41) is repealed.
          (B) Section 302(c) of House Resolution 287, Ninety-fifth 
        Congress, agreed to March 2, 1977, as enacted into permanent 
        law by section 115 of the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 
        1978 (2 U.S.C. 41 note), is repealed.
          (10) The first section of House Resolution 420, Ninety-second 
        Congress, agreed to May 18, 1971, as enacted into permanent law 
        by chapter IV of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1972 (2 
        U.S.C. 42), is repealed.
          (11) Section 44 of the Revised Statutes of the United States 
        (2 U.S.C. 42 note) is repealed.
          (12)(A) The provisions of law specified in subparagraph (B), 
        codified as sections 42c, 42c note, and 42d of title 2, United 
        States Code, are repealed.
          (B) The provisions of law referred to in subparagraph (A) 
        are--
                  (i) the Act entitled ``An Act to provide airmail and 
                special delivery postage stamps for Members of the 
                House of Representatives on the basis of regular 
                sessions of Congress, and for other purposes'', 
                approved August 27, 1958;
                  (ii) House Resolution 532, Eighty-eighth Congress, 
                agreed to October 2, 1963, as enacted into permanent 
                law by section 103 of the Legislative Branch 
                Appropriation Act, 1965; and
                  (iii) House Resolution 1003, Ninetieth Congress, 
                agreed to December 14, 1967, as enacted into permanent 
                law by chapter VIII of title I of the Second 
                Supplemental Appropriation Act, 1968.
          (13) The last paragraph under the heading ``SENATE'' and the 
        subheading ``Administrative Provisions'' in the first section 
        of the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1959 (2 U.S.C. 
        43b) is repealed.
          (14) Section 2 of Public Law 89-147 (2 U.S.C. 43b-1) is 
        repealed.
          (15) Section 2 of House Resolution 10, Ninety-fourth 
        Congress, agreed to January 14, 1975, as enacted into permanent 
        law by section 201 of the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 
        1976 (2 U.S.C. 43b-3), is amended by striking out ``House 
        Administration'' each place it appears and inserting in lieu 
        thereof ``House Oversight''.
          (16)(A) The provisions of law specified in subparagraph (B), 
        codified as section 46b of title 2, United States Code, are 
        amended, repealed, or affected as provided in that 
        subparagraph.
          (B) The amendments, repeals, and effects referred to in 
        subparagraph (A) are as follows:
                  (i) The paragraph beginning ``Stationery'' under the 
                heading ``HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES'' and the subheading 
                ``Contingent Expenses of the House'' in the Legislative 
                Appropriation Act, 1955, is amended by striking out 
                ``(which hereafter shall be $1,200 per regular 
                session)''.
                  (ii) That portion of the paragraph under the heading 
                ``HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES'' and the subheading 
                ``stationery (revolving fund)'' in the first section of 
                the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1961, that 
                has been interpreted as increasing the stationery 
                allowance from $1,200 to $1,800 shall have no further 
                force or effect.
                  (iii) House Resolution 533, Eighty-eighth Congress, 
                agreed to October 2, 1963, as enacted into permanent 
                law by section 103 of the Legislative Branch 
                Appropriation Act, 1965, is repealed.
                  (iv) House Resolution 1029, Eighty-ninth Congress, 
                agreed to October 5, 1966, as continued by House 
                Resolution 112, Ninetieth Congress, agreed to March 8, 
                1967, as enacted into permanent law by chapter VIII of 
                the Second Supplemental Appropriation Act, 1967, is 
                repealed.
          (17) The Act entitled ``An Act to provide for a prorated 
        stationery allowance in the case of a Member of the House of 
        Representatives elected for a portion of a term'', approved 
        February 27, 1956 (2 U.S.C. 46b-2), is repealed.
          (18)(A) The first section of the Act entitled ``An Act 
        relating to telephone and telegraph service and clerk hire for 
        Members of the House of Representatives'', approved June 23, 
        1949 (2 U.S.C. 46f) is repealed.
          (B)(i) The provisions of law specified in clause (ii), 
        codified as section 46g of title 2, United States Code, are 
        repealed.
          (ii) The provisions of law referred to in clause (i) are--
                  (I) section 2 of the Act entitled ``An Act relating 
                to telephone and telegraph service and clerk hire for 
                Members of the House of Representatives'', approved 
                June 23, 1949;
                  (II) House Resolution 735, Eighty-seventh Congress, 
                agreed to July 25, 1962, as enacted into permanent law 
                by section 103 of the Legislative Branch Appropriation 
                Act, 1964;
                  (III) House Resolution 531, Eighty-eighth Congress 
                agreed to October 2, 1963, as enacted into permanent 
                law by section 103 of the Legislative Branch 
                Appropriation Act, 1965; and
                  (IV) House Resolution 901, Eighty-Ninth Congress, 
                agreed to June 29, 1966, as enacted into permanent law 
                by chapter VI of the Supplemental Appropriation Act, 
                1967.
          (C) Section 6 of the Act entitled ``An Act relating to 
        telephone and telegraph service and clerk hire for Members of 
        the House of Representatives'', approved June 23, 1949 (2 
        U.S.C. 46i) is repealed.
          (19) The first section of House Resolution 418, Ninety-second 
        Congress, agreed to May 18, 1971, as enacted into permanent law 
        by chapter IV of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1972 (2 
        U.S.C. 46g-1), is repealed.
          (20)(A) Section 2 of House Resolution 418, Ninety-second 
        Congress, agreed to May 18, 1971, as enacted into permanent law 
        by chapter IV of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1972 (2 
        U.S.C. 56), is repealed.
          (B) The section designation and subsections (a), (b), and (d) 
        of section 302 of House Resolution 287, Ninety-fifth Congress, 
        agreed to March 2, 1977, as enacted into permanent law by 
        section 115 of the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1978 
        (2 U.S.C. 56 note, 2 U.S.C. 122a note), are repealed.
          (21)(A) The second undesignated paragraph of the first 
        section of House Resolution 1297, Ninety-fifth Congress, agreed 
        to August 16, 1978, as enacted into permanent law by section 
        111(1) of the Congressional Operations Appropriation Act, 1984 
        (2 U.S.C. 59d(a)), is amended by striking out ``Clerk of the 
        House of Representatives'' and inserting in lieu thereof 
        ``Chief Administrative Officer of the House of 
        Representatives''.
          (B) The first undesignated paragraph of the first section of 
        House Resolution 1297, Ninety-fifth Congress, agreed to August 
        16, 1978, as enacted into permanent law by section 111(1) of 
        the Congressional Operations Appropriation Act, 1984 (2 U.S.C. 
        59d(a)), is amended by striking out ``contingent fund'' and 
        inserting in lieu thereof ``applicable accounts''.
          (C) The second undesignated paragraph of the first section of 
        House Resolution 1297, Ninety-fifth Congress, agreed to August 
        16, 1978, as enacted into permanent law by section 111(1) of 
        the Congressional Operations Appropriation Act, 1984 (2 U.S.C. 
        59d(a)), as amended by subparagraph (A), is further amended by 
        striking out ``House Administration'' and inserting in lieu 
        thereof ``House Oversight''.
          (D) Section 2(1) of House Resolution 1297, Ninety-fifth 
        Congress, agreed to August 16, 1978, as enacted into permanent 
        law by section 111(1) of the Congressional Operations 
        Appropriation Act, 1984 (2 U.S.C. 59d(b)(1)), is amended to 
        read as follows:
          ``(1) the term `Member of the House of Representatives' means 
        a Representative in, or a Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, 
        the Congress; and''.
          (22)(A) Section 311(a)(3) of the Legislative Branch 
        Appropriations Act, 1991 (2 U.S.C. 59e(a)(3)) is amended by 
        striking out ``Clerk of the House of Representatives'' and 
        inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief Administrative Officer of the 
        House of Representatives''.
          (B) Section 311 of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 
        1991 (2 U.S.C. 59e) is amended--
                  (i) in the matter before paragraph (1) in subsection 
                (a), by striking out ``House Administration'' and 
                inserting in lieu thereof ``House Oversight'';
                  (ii) in subsection (a)(3), by striking out ``House 
                Administration'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``House 
                Oversight'';
                  (iii) in subsection (b), by striking out ``House 
                Administration'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``House 
                Oversight'';
                  (iv) in subsection (e)(1)(A), by striking out ``House 
                Administration'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``House 
                Oversight'';
                  (v) in subsection (e)(2)(A), by striking out 
                ``only'';
                  (vi) in subsection (e)(3)(A), by striking out 
                ``Official Expenses Allowance and the Clerk Hire 
                Allowance'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``Members' 
                Representational Allowance''; and
                  (vii) in subsection (e)(4), by striking out 
                ``Official Expenses Allowance'' and inserting in lieu 
                thereof ``Members' Representational Allowance''.

SEC. 204. PROVISIONS RELATING TO OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF HOUSE OF 
                    REPRESENTATIVES.

  The provisions of law relating to officers and employees of the House 
of Representatives, as codified in chapter 4 of title 2, United States 
Code, are amended as follows:
          (1) Section 5 of the Federal Pay Comparability Act of 1970 (2 
        U.S.C. 60a-2) is amended--
                  (A) in the matter before paragraph (1) in subsection 
                (a), by striking out ``Clerk of the House of 
                Representatives'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief 
                Administrative Officer of the House of 
                Representatives'';
                  (B) in subsection (a)(1)(A), by striking out ``Clerk 
                of the House'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief 
                Administrative Officer'';
                  (C) in subsection (a)(1)(B), by striking out ``, 
                including'' and all that follows through the end of 
                clause (ii) and inserting in lieu thereof a semicolon;
                  (D) in the matter following subparagraph (B) in 
                subsection (a)(1), by striking out ``Clerk'' and 
                inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief Administrative 
                Officer'';
                  (E) in subsection (a)(2), by striking out ``Clerk'' 
                each place it appears and inserting in lieu thereof 
                ``Chief Administrative Officer'';
                  (F) in subsection (b), by striking out ``Clerk of the 
                House'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief 
                Administrative Officer''; and
                  (G) in subsection (d), by striking out ``Clerk of the 
                House of Representatives'' and inserting in lieu 
                thereof ``Chief Administrative Officer''.
          (2) Paragraph (1) of subsection (d) of section 311 of the 
        Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1988 (2 U.S.C. 60a-
        2a(1)) is amended, in the matter before subparagraph (A), by 
        striking out ``Clerk of the House of Representatives'' and 
        inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief Administrative Officer of the 
        House of Representatives''.
          (3) The first section and section 2 of the Joint Resolution 
        entitled ``Joint resolution authorizing the payment of salaries 
        of the officers and employees of Congress for December on the 
        20th day of that month each year'', approved May 21, 1937 (2 
        U.S.C. 60d and 60e), are each amended by striking out ``Clerk'' 
        and inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief Administrative Officer''.
          (4) The first section of House Resolution 732, Ninety-fourth 
        Congress, agreed to November 4, 1975, as enacted into permanent 
        law by section 101 of the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 
        1977 (2 U.S.C. 60e-1a), is amended--
                  (A) in the first sentence of subsection (a), by 
                striking out ``Clerk'' the first place it appears and 
                all that follows through ``provisions of'' and 
                inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief Administrative 
                Officer of the House of Representatives shall, in 
                accordance with'';
                  (B) in the second sentence of subsection (a), by 
                striking out ``provide that--'' and all that follows 
                through ``shall withhold'' and inserting in lieu 
                thereof ``provide that the Chief Administrative Officer 
                shall withhold'';
                  (C) in subsection (b), by striking out ``Clerk or the 
                Sergeant at Arms'' and inserting in lieu thereof 
                ``Chief Administrative Officer'';
                  (D) in subsection (c)(1), by striking out ``Clerk and 
                the Sergeant at Arms'' and inserting in lieu thereof 
                ``Chief Administrative Officer'';
                  (E) in subsection (c)(2), by striking out ``Clerk or 
                the Sergeant at Arms, as the case may be,'' each place 
                it appears and inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief 
                Administrative Officer''; and
                  (F) in subsections (d) and (e), by striking out 
                ``Clerk or the Sergeant at Arms'' each place it appears 
                and inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief Administrative 
                Officer''.
          (5)(A) The first section of House Resolution 12, Ninety-fifth 
        Congress, agreed to August 5, 1977, as enacted into permanent 
        law by section 111 of the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 
        1979 (2 U.S.C. 60e-1c), is amended--
                  (i) in subsection (a), by striking out ``Clerk'' and 
                inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief Administrative 
                Officer''; and
                  (ii) in subsection (b) and subsection (d), by 
                striking out ``Clerk'' each place it appears and 
                inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief Administrative 
                Officer of the House of Representatives''.
          (B) Section 2 of House Resolution 12, Ninety-fifth Congress, 
        agreed to August 5, 1977, as enacted into permanent law by 
        section 111 of the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1979 
        (2 U.S.C. 60e-1d), is amended--
                  (i) in paragraph (1), by adding ``and'' after the 
                semicolon at the end;
                  (ii) by striking out paragraph (2);
                  (iii) in paragraph (3), by striking out ``Clerk'' and 
                inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief Administrative 
                Officer of the House of Representatives''; and
                  (iv) by redesignating paragraph (3), as amended by 
                clause (iii), as paragraph (2).
          (6) Subsection (b) of the first section of House Resolution 
        420, Ninety-third Congress, agreed to September 18, 1973, as 
        enacted into permanent law by chapter VI of the Supplemental 
        Appropriations Act, 1974 (2 U.S.C. 60g-2(b)), is amended by 
        striking out ``Clerk'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief 
        Administrative Officer''.
          (7) The first section of House Resolution 420, Ninety-third 
        Congress, agreed to September 18, 1973, as enacted into 
        permanent law by chapter VI of the Supplemental Appropriations 
        Act, 1974 (2 U.S.C. 60g-2), is amended--
                  (A) in the third sentence of subsection (a), by 
                striking out ``contingent fund of the House'' and 
                inserting in lieu thereof ``applicable accounts of the 
                House of Representatives''; and
                  (B) in subsection (c), by striking out ``House 
                Administration'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``House 
                Oversight''.
          (8) Section 310(a) of the Legislative Branch Appropriation 
        Act, 1979 (2 U.S.C. 60j-2) is amended--
                  (A) by striking out ``Clerk'' each place it appears 
                and inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief Administrative 
                Officer''; and
                  (B) by striking out ``Sec. 310. (a)'' and inserting 
                in lieu thereof ``Sec. 310.''.
          (9) Section 105 of the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 
        1968 is amended by striking out subsection (j) (2 U.S.C. 61-
        1(g)).
          (10)(A) Subsections (f), (i)(1), and (i)(3) of section 202 of 
        the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 72a(f), 
        (i)(1), and (i)(3)) are each amended by striking out ``House 
        Administration'' each place it appears and inserting in lieu 
        thereof ``House Oversight''.
          (B) Subsection (i)(1) of section 202 of the Legislative 
        Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 72a(i)(1)), as amended by 
        subparagraph (A), is further amended--
                  (i) by striking out ``contingent funds of the 
                respective Houses pursuant to resolutions, which'' and 
                inserting in lieu thereof ``contingent fund of the 
                Senate or the applicable accounts of the House of 
                Representatives pursuant to resolutions which, in the 
                case of the Senate,''; and
                  (ii) by striking out ``such respective Houses'' and 
                inserting in lieu thereof ``the appropriate House''.
          (11) Subsection (j)(1) of section 202 of the Legislative 
        Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 72a(j)(1)) is amended--
                  (A) in the first sentence, by striking out 
                ``Committee on House Administration'' and all that 
                follows through ``respective Houses'' and inserting in 
                lieu thereof ``committee involved in the case of 
                standing committees of the House of Representatives, 
                and within the limits of funds made available from the 
                contingent fund of the Senate or the applicable 
                accounts of the House of Representatives pursuant to 
                resolutions, which, in the case of the Senate, shall 
                specify the maximum amounts which may be used for such 
                purpose, approved by the appropriate House''; and
                  (B) in the second sentence, by striking out ``Clerk 
                of the House'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief 
                Administrative Officer of the House of 
                Representatives''.
          (12) The paragraph beginning ``The appropriation for 
        committee employees'' under the heading ``HOUSE OF 
        REPRESENTATIVES'' and the subheading ``Contingent Expenses of 
        the House'' in the first section of the Legislative Branch 
        Appropriation Act, 1948 (2 U.S.C. 72b) is amended by striking 
        out ``House Administration'' and inserting in lieu thereof 
        ``House Oversight''.
          (13) The last undesignated paragraph under the center heading 
        ``HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES'' and the center subheading 
        ``Contingent Expenses of the House'' in the first section of 
        the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1948 (2 U.S.C. 72c) 
        is repealed.
          (14) The first section of House Resolution 487, Eighty-
        seventh Congress, agreed to January 10, 1962, as enacted into 
        permanent law by section 103 of the Legislative Branch 
        Appropriation Act, 1963 (2 U.S.C. 74-1), is amended by striking 
        out ``contingent fund of the House'' and inserting in lieu 
        thereof ``applicable accounts of the House of 
        Representatives''.
          (15)(A) Subsection (b) of the first section of House 
        Resolution 393, Ninety-fifth Congress, as enacted into 
        permanent law by section 115 of the legislative Branch 
        Appropriation Act, 1978 (2 U.S.C. 74a-3), is amended by 
        striking out ``contingent fund of the House'' and inserting in 
        lieu thereof ``applicable accounts of the House of 
        Representatives''.
          (B) Section 2 of House Resolution 393, Ninety-fifth Congress, 
        as enacted into permanent law by section 115 of the Legislative 
        Branch Appropriation Act, 1978 (2 U.S.C. 74a-4), is amended by 
        striking out ``contingent fund of the House'' and inserting in 
        lieu thereof ``applicable accounts of the House of 
        Representatives''.
          (16) Section 112 of the Congressional Operations 
        Appropriation Act, 1984 (2 U.S.C. 74a-5 and 2 U.S.C. 333a) is 
        amended by striking out ``sections 74(a)-4 and 333 of title 2, 
        United States Code,'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``section 2 
        of House Resolution 393, Ninety-fifth Congress, agreed to March 
        31, 1977, as enacted into permanent law by section 115 of the 
        Congressional Operations Appropriation Act, 1978, and section 
        473 of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1970,''.
          (17) Section 101 of the Legislative Branch Appropriations 
        Act, 1995 (2 U.S.C. 74a-6) is repealed.
          (18) Section 244 of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 
        1946 (2 U.S.C. 74b) is amended--
                  (A) by striking out ``and the Clerk of the House 
                are'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``is''; and
                  (B) by striking out ``their respective 
                jurisdictions'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``the 
                jurisdiction of the Secretary''.
          (19) Section 7 of the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 
        1943 (2 U.S.C. 75a) is amended--
                  (A) in the first sentence--
                          (i) by striking out ``Clerk of the House of 
                        Representatives, the accounts of such Clerk'' 
                        and inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief 
                        Administrative Officer of the House of 
                        Representatives, the accounts of the Chief 
                        Administrative Officer''; and
                          (ii) by striking out ``new Clerk of the House 
                        of Representatives shall have been elected and 
                        qualified'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``new 
                        Chief Administrative Officer shall have been 
                        appointed'';
                  (B) in the second sentence--
                          (i) by striking out ``, audited,'';
                          (ii) by striking out ``former Clerk of the 
                        House of Representatives'' and inserting in 
                        lieu thereof ``former Chief Administrative 
                        Officer''; and
                          (iii) by striking out ``such former Clerk'' 
                        and inserting in lieu thereof ``the former 
                        Chief Administrative Officer'';
                  (C) in the third sentence--
                          (i) by striking out ``The former Clerk'' and 
                        inserting in lieu thereof ``The former Chief 
                        Administrative Officer''; and
                          (ii) by striking out ``such former Clerk'' 
                        and inserting in lieu thereof ``the former 
                        Chief Administrative Officer''; and
                  (D) by adding at the end the following new sentence: 
                ``The accounts and payments referred to in the second 
                sentence shall be audited by the Inspector General of 
                the House of Representatives.''.
          (20) Section 208(a) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 
        1946 (2 U.S.C. 75a-1(a)) is amended by striking out 
        ``Doorkeeper, Postmaster,'' each place it appears and inserting 
        in lieu thereof ``Chief Administrative Officer''.
          (21) Section 73 of the Revised Statutes of the United States 
        (2 U.S.C. 76) is repealed.
          (22)(A) The first section of House Resolution 8, Ninety-fifth 
        Congress, agreed to January 4, 1977, as enacted into permanent 
        law by section 115 of the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 
        1978 (2 U.S.C. 76-1), is amended--
                  (i) in paragraph (1), by striking out the comma after 
                ``1976'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``; and'';
                  (ii) in paragraph (2), by striking out ``, and'' 
                after ``91-510'' and inserting in lieu thereof a 
                period; and
                  (iii) by striking out paragraph (3).
          (B)(i) The provisions of law specified in clause (ii), 
        codified in section 76-1 note of title 2, United States Code, 
        are repealed or amended as provided in that clause.
          (ii) The repeals and amendments clause (i) are as follows:
                  (I) House Resolution 909, Eighty-ninth Congress, 
                agreed to September 8, 1966, as enacted into permanent 
                law by chapter VI of the Supplemental Appropriation 
                Act, 1967, is repealed.
                  (II) Subsection (a) of the first section of House 
                Resolution 890, Ninety-second Congress, agreed to 
                October 4, 1972, as enacted into permanent law by the 
                paragraph under the heading ``LEGISLATIVE BRANCH'' and 
                the subheadings ``HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES'' and 
                ``Administrative Provision'', in chapter V of the 
                Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1973, is amended by 
                striking out ``the Doorkeeper,''.
          (23) House Resolution 560, Eighty-seventh Congress, agreed to 
        March 27, 1962, as enacted into permanent law by section 103 of 
        the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1963 (2 U.S.C. 76a), 
        is repealed.
          (24) Section 2 of House Resolution 603, Eighty-seventh 
        Congress, agreed to April 16, 1962, as enacted into permanent 
        law by section 103 of the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 
        1964 (2 U.S.C. 76b), is repealed.
          (25) The Act entitled ``An Act defining certain duties of the 
        Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Representatives, and for other 
        purposes'', approved October 1, 1890, is amended--
                  (A) in the first section (2 U.S.C. 78), by striking 
                out ``, keep the'' and all that follows through ``by 
                law''; and
                  (B) in section 3 (2 U.S.C. 80), by striking out 
                ``Sergeant-at-Arms'' and inserting in lieu thereof 
                ``Chief Administrative Officer''.
          (26) The next to the last undesignated paragraph under the 
        center heading ``LEGISLATIVE'' and the center subheading 
        ``house of representatives'', in the first section of the 
        Second Deficiency Act, fiscal year, 1928 (2 U.S.C. 80a), is 
        amended by striking out ``Sergeant-at-Arms of the House'' and 
        inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief Administrative Officer of the 
        House of Representatives''.
          (27) The Joint Resolution entitled ``Joint resolution to 
        provide for on-the-spot audits by the General Accounting Office 
        of the fiscal records of the Office of the Sergeant at Arms of 
        the House of Representatives'', approved July 26, 1949 (2 
        U.S.C. 81a), is repealed.
          (28) House Resolution 465, Eighty-fourth Congress, agreed to 
        April 11, 1956, as enacted into permanent law by section 103 of 
        the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1957 (2 U.S.C. 81b), 
        is repealed.
          (29) House Resolution 144, Eighty-fifth Congress, agreed to 
        February 7, 1957, as enacted into permanent law by section 103 
        of the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1958 (2 U.S.C. 
        81c), is repealed.
          (30) Section 7 of the Act entitled ``An Act defining certain 
        duties of the Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of Representatives, 
        and for other purposes'', approved October 1, 1890 (2 U.S.C. 
        84), is repealed.
          (31) House Resolution 6, Ninety-eighth Congress, agreed to 
        January 3, 1983, as enacted into permanent law by section 110 
        of the Congressional Operations Appropriation Act, 1984 (2 
        U.S.C. 84-1), is repealed.
          (32) House Resolution 1495, Ninety-fourth Congress, agreed to 
        September 30, 1976, as enacted into permanent law by section 
        115 of the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1978 (2 U.S.C. 
        84a-1), is repealed.
          (33) The eighth, ninth, tenth, eleventh, thirteenth, and 
        fourteenth undesignated paragraph relating to contingent 
        expenses, under the center heading ``LEGISLATIVE.'' and the 
        center subheading ``house of representatives.'', in the first 
        section of the Act entitled ``An Act making appropriations for 
        the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the 
        Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen 
        hundred and two, and for other purposes'', approved March 3, 
        1901 (2 U.S.C. 85, 86, 87, 88, 90, and 91), are repealed.
          (34)(A) Section 243 of Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 
        (2 U.S.C. 88a) is repealed.
          (B) The table of contents of the Legislative Reorganization 
        Act of 1946 is amended, in the matter relating to part 3 of 
        title II (60 Stat. 813), by striking out the item relating to 
        section 243.
          (C) Section 492(i) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 
        1970 (40 U.S.C. 184a(i)) is amended by striking out ``section 
        243'' and all that follows through ``or''.
          (35)(A) The provisions of law specified in subparagraph (B), 
        codified as section 88b of title 2, United States Code, are 
        amended or repealed as provided in that subparagraph.
          (B) The amendments and repeals referred to in subparagraph 
        (A) are as follows:
                  (i) The proviso in the paragraph beginning under the 
                center heading ``LEGISLATIVE'' and the center 
                subheading ``Education of Senate and House Pages'' in 
                title I of the Act entitled ``An Act making 
                appropriations to supply urgent deficiencies in certain 
                appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 
                1947, and for other purposes'', approved March 22, 
                1947, is amended--
                          (I) by striking out ``congressional'' and 
                        inserting in lieu thereof ``Senate''; and
                          (II) by striking out ``and the Clerk of the 
                        House of Representatives''.
                  (ii) House Resolution 279, Ninety-eighth Congress, 
                agreed to July 21, 1983, as enacted into permanent law 
                by section 103 of the Legislative Branch Appropriations 
                Act, 1985, is repealed.
          (36) Section 491 of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 
        1970 (2 U.S.C. 88b-1) is amended--
                  (A) in subsection (a)(1), by striking out ``a period 
                of not less than two months'' and inserting in lieu 
                thereof ``the period specified in writing at the time 
                of the appointment''; and
                  (B) in subsection (b), by striking out ``; or'' at 
                the end of paragraph (2) and all that follows through 
                the end of the subsection and inserting in lieu thereof 
                a period.
          (37) Section 2(a)(2) of House Resolution 611, Ninety-seventh 
        Congress, agreed to November 30, 1982, as enacted into 
        permanent law by section 127 of Public Law 97-377 (2 U.S.C. 
        88b-3(a)(2)), is amended by striking out ``, Doorkeeper, and'' 
        and inserting in lieu thereof ``and the''.
          (38) House Resolution 64, Ninety-eighth Congress, agreed to 
        February 8, 1983, as enacted into permanent law by section 110 
        of the Congressional Operations Appropriation Act, 1984 (2 
        U.S.C. 88b-5), is amended--
                  (A) in the first sentence of section 2, by striking 
                out ``Clerk'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief 
                Administrative Officer of the House of 
                Representatives'';
                  (B) in the second sentence of section 2, by striking 
                out ``Clerk'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief 
                Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives, 
                as determined by the Clerk of the House of 
                Representatives,'';
                  (C) by striking out section 3; and
                  (D) by redesignating section 4 as section 3.
          (39) Section 902 of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1983 
        (2 U.S.C. 88b-6) repealed.
          (40) House Resolution 234, Ninety-eighth Congress, agreed to 
        June 29, 1983, as enacted into permanent law by section 103 of 
        the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1985 (2 U.S.C. 88c-1 
        et seq.) is amended--
                  (A) by striking out the first section;
                  (B) in section 2, by striking out ``terms of the 
                academic year plus a'' and inserting in lieu thereof 
                ``semesters of the academic year, plus a non-
                academic'';
                  (C) in section 3(a)(1)(B), by striking out ``term or 
                two full terms'' and inserting in lieu thereof 
                ``semester or two full semesters'';
                  (D) in section 3 (b)(1), by striking out ``but no 
                appointment to fill that vacancy shall be for a period 
                of less than two months'' and inserting in lieu thereof 
                ``except that no appointment may be made under this 
                paragraph for service to begin on or after October 1 
                with respect to the first semester or on or after March 
                1 with respect to the second semester'';
                  (E) in section 3(b)(2), by striking out ``terms'' and 
                inserting in lieu thereof ``semesters or terms, as the 
                case may be,''; and
                  (F) in section 4(1), by striking out ``terms'' and 
                inserting in lieu thereof ``semesters''.
          (41) The twelfth undesignated paragraph relating to 
        contingent expenses, under the center heading ``LEGISLATIVE.'' 
        and the center subheading ``house of representatives.'', in the 
        first section of the Act entitled ``An Act making 
        appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial 
        expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June 
        thirtieth, nineteen hundred and two, and for other purposes'', 
        approved March 3, 1901 (2 U.S.C. 89), is amended by striking 
        out ``Doorkeeper, and Postmaster'' and inserting in lieu 
        thereof ``and Chief Administrative Officer''.
          (42)(A) The first sentence of the first section of the Act 
        entitled ``An Act to authorize the Clerk of the House of 
        Representatives to withhold certain amounts due employees of 
        the House of Representatives'', approved July 2, 1958 (2 U.S.C. 
        89a), is amended by striking out ``, or to the trust fund'' and 
        all that follows through the end of the sentence and inserting 
        in lieu thereof the following:
``and fails to pay the indebtedness, the chairman of the committee or 
the elected officer of the House of Representatives that has 
jurisdiction over the activity under which the indebtedness arises may 
certify to the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of 
Representatives the amount of the indebtedness.''.
          (B) The second and fourth sentences of such first section are 
        each amended by striking out ``Clerk'' and inserting in lieu 
        thereof ``Chief Administrative Officer''.
          (43) Section 2 of House Resolution 294, Eighty-eighth 
        Congress, agreed to August 14, 1964, as continued by House 
        Resolution 7, Eighty-ninth Congress, agreed to January 4, 1965, 
        as enacted into permanent law by section 103 of the Legislative 
        Branch Appropriation Act, 1966 (2 U.S.C. 92-1), is repealed.
          (44) Section 2 and section 3 of House Resolution 804, Ninety-
        sixth Congress, agreed to October 2, 1980, as enacted into 
        permanent law by the bill H.R. 4120, entitled the ``Legislative 
        Branch Appropriation Act, 1982'', as reported in the House of 
        Representatives on July 9, 1981, and enacted into permanent law 
        by section 101(c) of Public Law 97-51 (2 U.S.C. 92b-2; 2 U.S.C. 
        92b-3), are each amended by striking out ``House 
        Administration'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``House 
        Oversight of the House of Representatives''.
          (45) The proviso in the fifth paragraph under the heading 
        ``UNDER LEGISLATIVE.'' and the subheading ``senate.'' in the 
        first section of the Act entitled ``An Act making 
        appropriations to supply urgent deficiencies in the 
        appropriations for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, 
        nineteen hundred and two, and for prior years, and for other 
        purposes'', approved February 14, 1902 (2 U.S.C. 95a), is 
        amended by striking out ``contingent expenses of the House of 
        Representatives or'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``expenses 
        of the House of Representatives or contingent expenses of''.
          (46) The fifth undesignated paragraph relating to contingent 
        expenses, under the center heading ``LEGISLATIVE.'' and the 
        center subheading ``house of representatives.'', in the first 
        section of the Act entitled ``An Act making appropriations for 
        the legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the 
        Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen 
        hundred and fifteen, and for other purposes'', approved July 
        16, 1914 (2 U.S.C. 96), is repealed.
          (47) Section 311 of the Legislative Branch Appropriations 
        Act, 1994 (2 U.S.C. 96a) is repealed.
          (48) The first paragraph after the paragraph with the side 
        heading ``Office of the Speaker:'' under the heading 
        ``LEGISLATIVE.'' and the subheading ``house of 
        representatives.'' in the first section of the Act entitled 
        ``An Act making appropriations for the legislative, executive, 
        and judicial expenses of the Government for the fiscal year 
        ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-six, and for 
        other purposes'', approved March 2, 1895 (2 U.S.C. 97) is 
        repealed.
          (49) The first undesignated paragraph under the center 
        heading ``HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES'' in the first section of 
        the Act entitled ``An Act making appropriations for sundry 
        civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending 
        June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-six, and for other 
        purposes'', approved March 3, 1885 (2 U.S.C. 98), is repealed.
          (50) The first undesignated paragraph after the paragraph 
        with the side heading ``Office of Postmaster:'', under the 
        center heading ``LEGISLATIVE.'' and the center subheading 
        ``house of representatives.'', in the first section of the Act 
        entitled ``An Act making appropriations for the legislative, 
        executive, and judicial expenses of the Government for the 
        fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-
        two, and for other purposes'', approved March 3, 1891 (2 U.S.C. 
        99), is amended by striking out ``; and hereafter'' and all 
        that follows through the end of the paragraph and inserting in 
        lieu thereof a period.
          (51) The second sentence of the fourth undesignated paragraph 
        relating to contingent expenses, under the center heading 
        ``LEGISLATIVE.'' and the center subheading ``house of 
        representatives.'', in the first section of the Act entitled 
        ``An Act making appropriations for the legislative, executive, 
        and judicial expenses of the Government for the fiscal year 
        ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and two, and for other 
        purposes'', approved March 3, 1901 (2 U.S.C. 100), is repealed.
          (52) Sections 60 and 61 of the Revised Statutes of the United 
        States (2 U.S.C. 102) are repealed.
          (53) The first sentence of the undesignated paragraph under 
        the center heading ``general provision'' in chapter XI of the 
        Third Supplemental Appropriation Act, 1957 (2 U.S.C. 102a) is 
        amended by striking out ``Clerk'' and inserting in lieu thereof 
        ``Chief Administrative Officer''.
          (54) Section 105(a)(1) of the Legislative Branch 
        Appropriation Act, 1965 (2 U.S.C. 104a(1)) is amended by 
        striking out ``Clerk'' each place it appears and inserting in 
        lieu thereof ``Chief Administrative Officer''.
          (55) Section 65 of the Revised Statutes of the United States 
        (2 U.S.C. 106) is amended--
                  (A) by striking out ``and Clerk of the House of 
                Representatives''; and
                  (B) by striking out ``and House of Representatives, 
                respectively,''.
          (56) Section 68 of the Revised Statutes of the United States 
        (2 U.S.C. 108) is amended by striking out ``either the 
        Secretary or the Clerk'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``the 
        Secretary''.
          (57) Section 69 of the Revised Statutes of the United States 
        (2 U.S.C. 109) is amended by striking out ``Clerk'' and 
        inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief Administrative Officer''.
          (58) The proviso in the last sentence of the fifth paragraph 
        after the paragraph with the side heading ``for contingent 
        expenses, namely:'' under the heading ``LEGISLATIVE.'' and the 
        subheading ``senate.'' in the Act entitled ``An Act making 
        appropriations for the legislative, executive, and judicial 
        expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June 
        thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, and for other 
        purposes'', approved March 3, 1887 (2 U.S.C. 112) is amended by 
        striking out ``or the Committee on Accounts of the House of 
        Representatives respectively''.
          (59)(A) The first section of the Act entitled ``An Act to 
        provide certain equipment for use in the offices of Members, 
        officers, and committees of the House of Representatives, and 
        for other purposes'', approved December 5, 1969 (2 U.S.C. 
        112e), is amended--
                  (i) in the first sentence of subsection (a), by 
                striking out ``Clerk of the House shall furnish 
                electrical and mechanical'' and inserting in lieu 
                thereof ``Chief Administrative Officer of the House of 
                Representatives shall furnish''; and
                  (ii) in subsection (b), by striking out ``Clerk'' and 
                inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief Administrative 
                Officer''.
          (B) The first section of the Act entitled ``An Act to provide 
        certain equipment for use in the offices of Members, officers, 
        and committees of the House of Representatives, and for other 
        purposes'', approved December 5, 1969 (2 U.S.C. 112e), as 
        amended by subparagraph (A) is further amended--
                  (i) by striking out ``House Administration'' each 
                place it appears and inserting in lieu there of ``House 
                Oversight'';
                  (ii) in subsection (c), by striking out ``contingent 
                fund'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``applicable 
                accounts''; and
                  (iii) in subsection (d), by striking out the second 
                sentence.
          (60) Section 70 of the Revised Statutes of the United States 
        (2 U.S.C. 113) is amended by striking out ``Clerk'' and 
        inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief Administrative Officer''.
          (61) Section 71 of the Revised Statutes of the United States 
        (2 U.S.C. 114) is amended--
                  (A) by striking out ``and the Clerk of the House of 
                Representatives, respectively, are'' and inserting in 
                lieu thereof ``is''; and
                  (B) by striking out ``or from the journal of the 
                House of Representatives,''.
          (62) The third undesignated paragraph under the center 
        heading ``MISCELLANEOUS'' in the first section of the Act 
        entitled ``An Act making appropriations for sundry civil 
        expenses of the government for the fiscal year ending June 
        thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-three, and for other 
        purposes'', approved August 7, 1882 (2 U.S.C. 117), is amended 
        --
                  (A) by striking out ``Clerk and Doorkeeper of the 
                House of Representatives and the''; and
                  (B) by striking out ``direction'' and all that 
                follows through ``cover'' and inserting in lieu thereof 
                ``direction of the Committee on Rules and 
                Administration of the Senate and cover''.
          (63)(A) Section 104(a) of the Legislative Branch 
        Appropriations Act, 1987 (as enacted by reference in identical 
        form by section 101(j) of Public Law 99-500 and Public Law 99-
        591) (2 U.S.C. 117e) is amended--
                  (i) in the first sentence of paragraph (1), by 
                striking out ``Clerk'' and inserting in lieu thereof 
                ``Chief Administrative Officer''; and
                  (ii) in the first sentence of paragraph (2), by 
                striking out ``Clerk'' and inserting in lieu thereof 
                ``Chief Administrative Officer''.
          (B) Section 104(a) of the Legislative Branch Appropriations 
        Act, 1987 (as enacted by reference in identical form by section 
        101(j) of Public Law 99-500 and Public Law 99-591) (2 U.S.C. 
        117e), as amended by subparagraph (A), is further amended--
                  (i) in paragraph (3), by striking out ``House 
                Administration'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``House 
                Oversight''; and
                  (ii) in paragraph (4)(B), by striking out ``House 
                Administration'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``House 
                Oversight''.
          (64) Section 306 of the Legislative Branch Appropriations 
        Act, 1989 (2 U.S.C. 117f), is amended--
                  (A) in subsection (a), by striking out ``Clerk'' and 
                inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief Administrative 
                Officer''; and
                  (B) in subsection (b)--
                          (i) by striking out ``Clerk'' and inserting 
                        in lieu thereof ``Chief Administrative 
                        Officer'';
                          (ii) by striking out ``but not limited to 
                        Legislative Service Organizations,''; and
                          (iii) by striking out ``: Provided, That'' 
                        and all that follows through ``House'' and 
                        inserting in lieu thereof ``, except that no 
                        amount charged to the Members' Representational 
                        Allowance''.
          (65) The second sentence of section 2 of the Act entitled 
        ``An Act making appropriations for the Legislative Branch of 
        the Government for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1927, and 
        for other purposes'', approved May 13, 1926 (2 U.S.C. 119), is 
        amended by striking out ``Accounts'' and inserting in lieu 
        thereof ``House Oversight''.
          (66)(A) The provisions of law specified in subparagraph (B), 
        codified as section 122a of title 2, United States Code, are 
        repealed.
          (B) The provisions of law referred to in subparagraph (A) 
        are--
                  (i) the nineteenth paragraph under the center heading 
                ``HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES'' and the center subheading 
                ``Contingent Expenses of the House'' in title I of the 
                Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1955; and
                  (ii) House Resolution 831, Eighty-eighth Congress, 
                agreed to August 14, 1964, as enacted into permanent 
                law by section 103 of the Legislative Branch 
                Appropriation Act, 1966.
          (67) The first section and sections 2, 3, 4, 5, and 7 of 
        House Resolution 687, Ninety-fifth Congress, agreed to 
        September 20, 1977, as enacted into permanent law by section 
        111 of the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1979 (2 U.S.C. 
        122b, 122c, 122d, 122e, 122f, and 122g), are repealed.
          (68) Section 105 of the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 
        1957 (2 U.S.C. 123b) is amended--
                  (A) in subsections (c), (d), (f), and (h) by striking 
                out ``Clerk'' each place it appears and inserting in 
                lieu thereof ``Chief Administrative Officer''; and
                  (B) in the first sentence of subsection (g), by 
                striking out ``within the contingent fund of the House 
                of Representatives''.
          (69) The second sentence of the second paragraph under the 
        heading ``HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES'' and the subheading 
        ``Administrative Provisions'' in the first section of the 
        Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1963 (2 U.S.C. 124) is 
        amended--
                  (A) by striking out ``contingent fund of the House'' 
                and inserting in lieu thereof ``applicable accounts of 
                the House of Representatives''; and
                  (B) by striking out ``House Administration'' and 
                inserting in lieu thereof ``House Oversight''.
          (70)(A) The first sentence of the last undesignated paragraph 
        under the center heading ``HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES'' and the 
        center subheading ``Contingent Expenses of the House'' in the 
        first section of the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1955 
        (2 U.S.C. 125) is amended by striking out ``Clerk of the 
        House'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief Administrative 
        Officer of the House of Representatives''.
          (B) The first sentence of the last undesignated paragraph 
        under the center heading ``HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES'' and the 
        center subheading ``Contingent Expenses of the House'' in the 
        first section of the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1955 
        (2 U.S.C. 125), as amended by subparagraph (A), is further 
        amended by striking out ``contingent fund of the House'' and 
        inserting in lieu thereof ``applicable accounts of the House of 
        Representatives''.
          (71) Section 3 of Public Law 89-147 (2 U.S.C. 127a) is 
        amended--
                  (A) in the first sentence, by striking out 
                ``contingent fund'' and inserting in lieu thereof 
                ``applicable accounts''; and
                  (B) in the last sentence, is amended by striking out 
                ``House Administration'' and inserting in lieu thereof 
                ``House Oversight''.
          (72) Subsection (b) of the first section of House Resolution 
        1047, Ninety-fifth Congress, agreed to April 4, 1978, as 
        enacted into permanent law by section 111 of the Legislative 
        Branch Appropriation Act, 1979 (2 U.S.C. 130-1), is amended--
                  (A) in the first sentence, by striking out 
                ``contingent fund of the House'' and inserting in lieu 
                thereof ``applicable accounts of the House of 
                Representatives''; and
                  (B) in the second sentence, by striking out ``House 
                Administration'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``House 
                Oversight''.
          (73) The first section of the Act entitled ``An Act to 
        preserve the benefits of the Civil Service Retirement Act, the 
        Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Act of 1954, and the 
        Federal Employees Health Benefits Act of 1959 for congressional 
        employees receiving certain congressional staff fellowships'', 
        approved March 30, 1966 (2 U.S.C. 130a), is amended--
                  (A) by striking out ``That, with respect'' and 
                inserting in lieu thereof ``That (a) with respect'';
                  (B) in paragraph (1) of subsection (a), as so 
                redesignated by subparagraph (A), by striking out 
                ``Clerk'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief 
                Administrative Officer'';
                  (C) by striking out ``the purposes  of--'' and all 
                that follows through ``if the award'' and inserting in 
                lieu thereof the following: ``the purposes of the 
                provisions of law specified in subsection (b), if the 
                award'';
                  (D) by striking out ``Clerk of the House of 
                Representatives, as appropriate'' and inserting in lieu 
                thereof ``Chief Administrative Officer of the House of 
                Representatives, as appropriate'';
                  (E) by striking out ``Clerk of the House by records'' 
                and inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief Administrative 
                Officer of the House of Representatives by records''; 
                and
                  (F) by adding at the end the following new 
                subsection:
  ``(b) The provisions of law referred to in subsection (a) are--
          ``(1) subchapter III (relating to civil service retirement) 
        of chapter 83 of title 5, United States Code;
          ``(2) chapter 87 (relating to Federal employees group life 
        insurance) of title 5, United States Code; and
          ``(3) chapter 89 (relating to Federal employees group health 
        insurance) of title 5, United States Code.''.
          (74) Section 6(a)(1) of the Act entitled ``An Act to amend 
        title 5, United States Code, to revise, clarify, and extend the 
        provisions relating to court leave for employees of the United 
        States and the District of Columbia'', approved December 19, 
        1970 (2 U.S.C. 130b(a)(1)), is amended by striking out 
        ``Clerk'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief Administrative 
        Officer''.
          (75) Section 6(f) of the Act entitled ``An Act to amend title 
        5, United States Code, to revise, clarify, and extend the 
        provisions relating to court leave for employees of the United 
        States and the District of Columbia'', approved December 19, 
        1970 (2 U.S.C. 130b(f)), is amended by striking out ``House 
        Administration'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``House 
        Oversight''.
          (76) Subsection (a) and subsection (b) of section 3 of the 
        Act entitled ``An Act to authorize the waiver of claims of the 
        United States arising out of erroneous payments of pay and 
        allowances to certain officers and employees of the legislative 
        branch'', approved July 25, 1974 (2 U.S.C. 130d(a) and (b)), 
        are each amended by striking out ``Clerk'' and inserting in 
        lieu thereof ``Chief Administrative Officer''.

SEC. 205. PROVISIONS RELATING TO LIBRARY OF CONGRESS.

  The provisions of law relating to the Library of Congress, as 
codified in chapter 5 of title 2, United States Code, are amended as 
follows:
          Section 223 of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 
        U.S.C. 132b) is amended by striking out ``House 
        Administration'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``House 
        Oversight''.

SEC. 206. PROVISIONS RELATING TO CONGRESSIONAL AND COMMITTEE PROCEDURE; 
                    INVESTIGATIONS.

  The provisions of law relating to congressional and committee 
procedure; investigations, as codified in chapter 6 of title 2, United 
States Code, are amended as follows:
          (1) Section 136(c) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 
        1946 (2 U.S.C. 190d(c)) is amended by striking out ``House 
        Administration'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``House 
        Oversight''.
          (2) The fourth sentence of section 2 of the Act entitled ``An 
        Act to provide for taking testimony, to be used before 
        Congress, in cases of private claims against the United 
        States'', approved February 3, 1879 (2 U.S.C. 190m) is amended 
        by striking out ``contingent fund of the branch of Congress 
        appointing such committee.'' and inserting in lieu thereof the 
        following: ``contingent fund of the Senate, in the case of a 
        committee of the Senate, or the applicable accounts of the 
        House of Representatives, in the case of a committee of the 
        House of Representatives.''.

SEC. 207. PROVISIONS RELATING TO OFFICE OF LAW REVISION COUNSEL.

  The provisions of law relating to the Office of the Law Revision 
Counsel, as codified in chapter 9A of title 2, United States Code, are 
amended as follows:
          Section 205(h) of House Resolution 988, Ninety-third 
        Congress, agreed to October 8, 1974, as enacted into permanent 
        law by chapter III of title I of the Supplemental 
        Appropriations Act, 1975 (2 U.S.C. 285g), is amended by 
        striking out ``contingent fund of the House'' and inserting in 
        lieu thereof ``applicable accounts of the House of 
        Representatives''.

SEC. 208. PROVISIONS RELATING TO LEGISLATIVE CLASSIFICATION OFFICE.

  The provisions of law relating to the Legislative Classification 
Office, as codified in chapter 9B of title 2, United States Code, are 
amended as follows:
          Section 203 of House Resolution 988, Ninety-third Congress, 
        agreed to October 8, 1974, as enacted into permanent law by 
        chapter III of title I of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 
        1975 (2 U.S.C. 286 et seq.), is repealed.

SEC. 209. PROVISIONS RELATING TO CLASSIFICATION OF EMPLOYEES OF HOUSE 
                    OF REPRESENTATIVES.

  The provisions of law relating to classification of employees of the 
House of Representatives, as codified in chapter 10 of title 2, United 
States Code, are amended as follows:
          (1) Section 4(a)(1) of the House Employees Position 
        Classification Act (2 U.S.C. 293(a)(1)) is amended by striking 
        out ``House Administration'' and inserting in lieu thereof 
        ``House Oversight''.
          (2) Section 5(b)(1)(C) of the House Employees Position 
        Classification Act (2 U.S.C. 294(b)(1)(C)) is amended by 
        striking out ``Doorkeeper'' and inserting in lieu thereof 
        ``Chief Administrative Officer''.
          (3) The second sentence of section 11 of the House Employees 
        Position Classification Act (2 U.S.C. 300) is amended by 
        striking out ``contingent fund'' and inserting in lieu thereof 
        ``applicable accounts''.

SEC. 210. PROVISIONS RELATING TO PAYROLL ADMINISTRATION IN HOUSE OF 
                    REPRESENTATIVES.

  The provisions of law relating to payroll administration in the House 
of Representatives, as codified in chapter 10A of title 2, United 
States Code, are amended as follows:
          (1) Section 471 of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1970 
        (2 U.S.C. 331) is amended by striking out ``Clerk'' and 
        inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief Administrative Officer''.
          (2)(A) Section 472 of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 
        1970 (2 U.S.C. 332) is repealed.
          (B) The table of contents of the Legislative Reorganization 
        Act of 1970 is amended, in the matter relating to part 7 of 
        title IV (84 Stat. 1142), by striking out the item relating to 
        section 472.
          (3)(A) Section 474 of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 
        1970 (2 U.S.C. 334) is repealed.
          (B) The table of contents of the Legislative Reorganization 
        Act of 1970 is amended, in the matter relating to part 7 of 
        title IV (84 Stat. 1142), by striking out the item relating to 
        section 474.
          (4) Section 475(1) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 
        1970 (2 U.S.C. 335(1)) is amended by striking out ``Clerk'' and 
        inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief Administrative Officer''.
          (5) Section 476 of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1970 
        (2 U.S.C. 336) is amended by striking out ``Clerk'' each place 
        it appears and inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief Administrative 
        Officer''.

SEC. 211. PROVISIONS RELATING TO CONTESTED ELECTIONS.

  The provisions of law relating to contested elections, as codified in 
chapter 12 of title 2, United States Code, are amended as follows:
          (1) Section 2 of the Federal Contested Elections Act (2 
        U.S.C. 381) is amended--
                  (A) by redesignating subdivisions (a) through (i) as 
                paragraphs (1) through (9), respectively;
                  (B) in the matter before paragraph (1), as so 
                redesignated by subparagraph (A), by striking out 
                ``Act--'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``Act:'';
                  (C) by indenting paragraphs (1) through (9), as so 
                redesignated by subparagraph (A), two ems; and
                  (D) in paragraph (2), as so redesignated by 
                subparagraph (A)--
                          (i) by striking out ``(1) whose'' and 
                        inserting in lieu thereof ``(A) whose''; and
                          (ii) by striking out ``or (2)'' and inserting 
                        in lieu thereof ``or (B)''.
          (2) Section 2 of the Federal Contested Elections Act (2 
        U.S.C. 381), as amended by paragraph (1), is further amended--
                  (A) in paragraph (1), by striking out ``or Resident 
                Commissioner'' and all that follows through ``but'' and 
                inserting in lieu thereof ``, or Delegate or Resident 
                Commissioner to, the Congress, but that term'';
                  (B) in paragraph (2), as amended by paragraph (1) of 
                this section--
                          (i) by striking out ``House of 
                        Representatives of the United States'' in 
                        subparagraph (A) and inserting in lieu thereof 
                        ``office of Representative in, or Delegate or 
                        Resident Commissioner to, the Congress''; and
                          (ii) by striking out ``House of 
                        Representatives'' in subparagraph (B) and 
                        inserting in lieu thereof ``office of 
                        Representative in, or Delegate or Resident 
                        Commissioner to, the Congress'';
                  (C) in paragraph (3), by striking out ``of the United 
                States'';
                  (D) in paragraph (4), by striking out ``of the United 
                States'';
                  (E) in paragraph (5), by striking out ``term'' and 
                all that follows through ``offices'' and inserting in 
                lieu thereof ``term `Member of the House of 
                Representatives' means an incumbent Representative in, 
                or Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, the Congress, 
                or an individual who has been elected to such office'';
                  (F) in paragraph (6), by striking out ``of the United 
                States'';
                  (G) in paragraph (7), by striking out ``House 
                Administration of the House of Representatives of the 
                United States'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``House 
                Oversight of the House of Representatives''; and
                  (H) in paragraph (8), by striking out ``includes 
                territory and'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``means a 
                State of the United States and any territory or''.
          (3) Section 3 of the Federal Contested Elections Act (2 
        U.S.C. 382) is amended--
                  (A) in subsection (a), by striking out ``to the House 
                of Representatives''; and
                  (B) in subsection (c)--
                          (i) by striking out ``or'' after the 
                        semicolon at the end of paragraph (4); and
                          (ii) by inserting ``or'' after the semicolon 
                        at the end of paragraph (5).
          (4) Section 17 of the Federal Contested Elections Act (2 
        U.S.C. 396) is amended by striking out ``contingent fund'' and 
        inserting in lieu thereof ``applicable accounts''.

SEC. 212. PROVISIONS RELATING TO JOINT COMMITTEE ON CONGRESSIONAL 
                    OPERATIONS.

  The provisions of law relating to the Joint Committee on Government 
Operations, as codified in chapter 13 of title 2, United States Code, 
are amended as follows:
          (1)(A) Part 1 of title IV of the Legislative Reorganization 
        Act of 1970 (2 U.S.C. 411-417) is repealed.
          (B) The table of contents of the Legislative Reorganization 
        Act of 1970 is amended, in the matter relating to title IV (84 
        Stat. 1141), by striking out the matter relating to part 1.
          (2) Section 206 of House Resolution 988, Ninety-third 
        Congress, agreed to October 8, 1974, as enacted into permanent 
        law by chapter III of title I of the Supplemental 
        Appropriations Act, 1975 (2 U.S.C. 412a), is repealed.

SEC. 213. PROVISIONS RELATING TO CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE.

  The provisions of law relating to the Congressional Budget Office, as 
codified in chapter 17 of title 2, United States Code, are amended as 
follows:
          Section 202(g) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (2 
        U.S.C. 602(g)) is amended by striking out ``House 
        Administration'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``House 
        Oversight''.

SEC. 214. PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE STATES.

  The provisions of law relating to the States, as codified under 
chapter 4 of title 4, United States Code, are amended as follows:
          ``Section 307(b)(1) of the Legislative Branch Appropriations 
        Act, 1988 (4 U.S.C. 105 note) is amended by striking out 
        ``House Administration'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``House 
        Oversight''.

SEC. 215. PROVISIONS RELATING TO GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION AND EMPLOYEES.

  The provisions of law relating to Government organization and 
employees, enacted as title 5, United States Code, are amended as 
follows:
          (1) Section 2107(5) of title 5, United States Code, is 
        amended by striking out ``Clerk'' and inserting in lieu thereof 
        ``Chief Administrative Officer''.
          (2) Section 3304(c)(1) of title 5, United States Code, is 
        amended by striking out ``Clerk'' and inserting in lieu thereof 
        ``Chief Administrative Officer''.
          (3) Section 5306(a)(1)(A) of title 5, United States Code, is 
        amended by striking out ``Clerk'' and inserting in lieu thereof 
        ``Chief Administrative Officer''.
          (4) Section 5334(c) of title 5, United States Code, is 
        amended by striking out ``Clerk'' and inserting in lieu thereof 
        ``Chief Administrative Officer''.
          (5) Section 5515 of title 5, United States Code, is amended 
        by striking out ``Clerk'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief 
        Administrative Officer''.
          (6) Section 5531(5) of title 5, United States Code, is 
        amended by striking out ``Clerk'' and inserting in lieu thereof 
        ``Chief Administrative Officer''.
          (7) Subsections (c)(1), (c)(2), and (d)(5)(A) of section 5533 
        of title 5, United States Code, are each amended by striking 
        out ``Clerk'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief 
        Administrative Officer''.
          (8) Section 5537(a) of title 5, United States Code, is 
        amended by striking out ``Clerk'' and inserting in lieu thereof 
        ``Chief Administrative Officer''.
          (9) Section 5751 of title 5, United States Code, is amended 
        by striking out ``Clerk'' both places it appears and inserting 
        in lieu thereof ``Chief Administrative Officer''.
          (10) Section 6322 of title 5, United States Code, is amended 
        by striking out ``Clerk'' both places it appears and inserting 
        in lieu thereof ``Chief Administrative Officer''.
          (11) Section 8332(b) of title 5, United States Code, is 
        amended in the fourth sentence in the matter following 
        paragraph (16) by striking out ``Clerk'' and inserting in lieu 
        thereof ``Chief Administrative Officer''.
          (12)(A) The third sentence of section 8334(a)(1) of title 5, 
        United States Code, is amended by striking out ``Clerk of the 
        House of Representatives, the Clerk may pay from the contingent 
        fund of the House'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief 
        Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives, the 
        Chief Administrative Officer may pay from the applicable 
        accounts of the House of Representatives''.
          (B) Paragraph (1)(A) and paragraph (3) of section 8334(j) of 
        title 5, United States Code, are each amended by striking out 
        ``Clerk'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief Administrative 
        Officer''.
          (13) Section 8402(c)(5) of title 5, United States Code, is 
        amended--
                  (A) in the matter before subparagraph (A), by 
                striking out ``Clerk'' and inserting in lieu thereof 
                ``Chief Administrative Officer''; and
                  (B) in subparagraph (B), by striking out ``Clerk'' 
                and inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief Administrative 
                Officer''.
          (14) Paragraph (1)(A) and paragraph (3) of section 8422(e) of 
        title 5, United States Code, are each amended by striking out 
        ``Clerk'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief Administrative 
        Officer''.
          (15) Section 8423(a)(3)(C) of title 5, United States Code, is 
        amended by striking out ``Clerk of the House of 
        Representatives, from the contingent fund of the House'' and 
        inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief Administrative Officer of the 
        House of Representatives, from the applicable accounts of the 
        House of Representatives''.
          (16) The second sentence of section 8432(e) of title 5, 
        United States Code, is amended by striking out ``Clerk of the 
        House of Representatives, the Clerk may pay from the contingent 
        fund'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief Administrative 
        Officer of the House of Representatives, the Chief 
        Administrative Officer may pay from the applicable accounts''.
          (17) The second sentence of section 8432a(c) of title 5, 
        United States Code, is amended by striking out ``Clerk of the 
        House of Representatives, the Clerk may pay from the contingent 
        fund'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief Administrative 
        Officer of the House of Representatives, the Chief 
        Administrative Officer may pay from the applicable accounts''.
          (18) Subsection (b) of section 8708 of title 5, United States 
        Code, is amended by striking out ``Clerk'' the first place it 
        appears and all that follows through the end of the subsection 
        and inserting in lieu thereof the following: ``Chief 
        Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives, the 
        Chief Administrative Officer may contribute the sum required by 
        subsection (a) of this section from the applicable accounts of 
        the House of Representatives.''.
          (19) Section 8906(f)(3) of title 5, United States Code, is 
        amended by striking out ``Clerk of the House of 
        Representatives, from the contingent fund of the House'' and 
        inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief Administrative Officer of the 
        House of Representatives, from the applicable accounts of the 
        House of Representatives''.

SEC. 216. PROVISIONS CODIFIED IN APPENDICES TO TITLE 5, UNITED STATES 
                    CODE.

  The provisions of law codified in appendices to title 5, United 
States Code, are amended as follows:
          (1) Section 103(h)(1)(A)(i)(I) of the Ethics in Government 
        Act of 1978 (5 U.S.C. App. 103(h)(1)(A)(i)(I)) is amended by 
        striking out ``Clerk'' the second place it appears and 
        inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief Administrative Officer''.
          (2) Section 109(13)(A) of the Ethics in Government Act of 
        1978 (5 U.S.C. App. 103(13)(A)) is amended by striking out 
        ``Clerk'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief Administrative 
        Officer''.

SEC. 217. PROVISIONS RELATING TO COMMERCE AND TRADE.

  The provisions of law relating to commerce and trade, as codified in 
title 15, United States Code, are amended as follows:
          The Joint Resolution entitled ``Joint resolution to print the 
        monthly publication entitled `Economic Indicators''', approved 
        June 23, 1949 (15 U.S.C. 1025), is amended by striking out 
        ``Doorkeeper'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief 
        Administrative Officer''.

SEC. 218. PROVISIONS RELATING TO FOREIGN RELATIONS AND INTERCOURSE.

  The provisions of law relating to foreign relations and intercourse, 
as codified in title 22, United States Code, are amended as follows:
          (1) The last sentence of section 105(b) of the Legislative 
        Branch Appropriation Act, 1961 (22 U.S.C. 276c-1) is amended by 
        striking out ``Committee on House Administration'' and 
        inserting in lieu thereof ``Clerk''.
          (2) The first sentence of subsection (b)(2), the first 
        sentence of subsection (b)(3)(A), and the first sentence of 
        subsection (b)(3)(B) of section 502 of the Mutual Security Act 
        of 1954 (22 U.S.C. 1754) are each amended by striking out 
        ``Clerk'' each place it appears and inserting in lieu thereof 
        ``Chief Administrative Officer''.
          (3) Section 8(d)(2) of the Act entitled ``An Act to establish 
        a Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe'', approved 
        June 3, 1976 (22 U.S.C. 3008(d)(2)), is amended by striking out 
        ``Clerk'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief Administrative 
        Officer''.

SEC. 219. PROVISIONS RELATING TO MONEY AND FINANCE.

  (a) Use of Vehicles Amendment.--Section 802(d) of the Ethics Reform 
Act of 1989 (31 U.S.C. 1344 note) is amended by striking out ``House 
Administration'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``House Oversight''.
  (b) Title 31, United States Code, Amendments.--The provisions of law 
relating to money and finance, enacted as title 31, United States Code, 
are amended as follows:
          (1) Section 1551(c)(2) of title 31, United States Code, is 
        amended by striking out ``Clerk'' and inserting in lieu thereof 
        ``Chief Administrative Officer''.
          (2) Section 6102a(c) of title 31, United States Code, is 
        amended by striking out ``House Administration'' and inserting 
        in lieu thereof ``House Oversight''.
          (3) Section 6203(a)(3) of title 31, United States Code, is 
        amended by striking out ``House Administration'' and inserting 
        in lieu thereof ``House Oversight''.

SEC. 220. PROVISIONS RELATING TO POSTAL SERVICE.

  The provisions of law relating to the Postal Service, enacted as 
title 39, United States Code, are amended as follows:
          (1) Paragraph (1) and paragraph (2) of subsection (e) of 
        section 3216 of title 39, United States Code, are each amended 
        by striking out ``Clerk of the House'' and inserting in lieu 
        thereof ``Chief Administrative Officer of the House of 
        Representatives''.
          (2) Section 3216(e)(2) of title 39, United States Code, is 
        amended by striking out ``House Administration'' each place it 
        appears and inserting in lieu thereof ``House Oversight''.

SEC. 221. PROVISIONS RELATING TO PUBLIC BUILDINGS, PROPERTY, AND WORKS.

  The provisions of law relating to public buildings, property, and 
works, as codified in title 40, United States Code, are amended as 
follows:
          (1) The first section of House Resolution 291, Eighty-eighth 
        Congress, agreed to June 18, 1963, as enacted into permanent 
        law by section 103 of the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 
        1965 (40 U.S.C. 166b-4), is amended--
                  (A) in the first sentence, by striking out 
                ``contingent fund'' and inserting in lieu thereof 
                ``applicable accounts''; and
                  (B) by striking out ``House Administration'' each 
                place it appears and inserting in lieu thereof ``House 
                Oversight''.
          (2) Section 1816 of the Revised Statutes of the United States 
        (40 U.S.C. 170) is amended by striking out ``Accounts of the 
        House of Representatives, for the House'' and inserting in lieu 
        thereof ``House Oversight of the House of Representatives, for 
        the House of Representatives''.
          (3)(A) Subsections (a), (b), and (c) of section 2 of House 
        Resolution 317, Ninety-second Congress, agreed to March 25, 
        1971, as enacted into permanent law by the paragraph under the 
        heading ``HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES'' and the subheadings 
        ``Contingent Expenses of the House'' and ``miscellaneous 
        items'' in the first section of the Legislative Branch 
        Appropriation Act, 1972 (40 U.S.C. 174k(a), (b), and (c)), are 
        each amended by striking out ``House Administration'' each 
        place it appears and inserting in lieu thereof ``House 
        Oversight''.
          (B) Section 208 of the First Supplemental Civil Functions 
        Appropriation Act, 1941 (40 U.S.C. 174k note) is repealed.
          (4)(A) The proviso in the paragraph under the heading 
        ``ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL'' and the subheading ``House Office 
        Buildings'' in the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1989 
        (40 U.S.C. 175 note), is amended by striking out ``House 
        Administration'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``House 
        Oversight''.
          (B) The first section of House Resolution 208, Ninety-fourth 
        Congress, agreed to February 24, 1975, as enacted into 
        permanent law by section 201 of the Legislative Branch 
        Appropriation Act, 1976 (40 U.S.C. 175 note), is amended--
                  (i) by striking out ``House Administration'' and 
                inserting in lieu thereof ``House Oversight of the 
                House of Representatives''; and
                  (ii) by striking out ``contingent fund'' and 
                inserting in lieu thereof ``applicable accounts''.
          (5)(A) Section 312 of the Legislative Branch Appropriations 
        Act, 1992 (40 U.S.C. 184g) is amended by striking out ``Clerk'' 
        each place it appears and inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief 
        Administrative Officer''.
          (B) Section 312(a)(1)(A) of the Legislative Branch 
        Appropriations Act, 1992 (40 U.S.C. 184g(a)(1)(A)) is amended 
        by striking out ``or the Sergeant at Arms of the House of 
        Representatives''.
          (C) Section 312(d)(2) of the Legislative Branch 
        Appropriations Act, 1992 (40 U.S.C. 184g(d)(2)) is amended by 
        striking out ``with'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``With''.
          (6) Section 312 of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 
        1992 (40 U.S.C. 184g) is amended--
                  (A) in subsection (b)(1)(A), by striking out 
                ``Minority Leader'' and inserting in lieu thereof 
                ``minority leader'';
                  (B) in subsection (c), by striking out ``House 
                Administration'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``House 
                Oversight''; and
                  (C) in subsection (d)(1), by striking out ``in the 
                contingent fund of the House of Representatives''.
          (7) Section 801(b)(3) of the Arizona-Idaho Conservation Act 
        of 1988 (40 U.S.C. 188a(b)(3)) is amended by striking out 
        ``House Administration'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``House 
        Oversight''.
          (8) The second sentence of section 1001(a) of the Arizona-
        Idaho Conservation Act of 1988 (40 U.S.C. 188c(a)) is amended 
        by striking out ``House Administration'' and inserting in lieu 
        thereof ``House Oversight''.
          (9)(A) Section 2(a) of House Resolution 661, Ninety-fifth 
        Congress, agreed to July 29, 1977, as enacted into permanent 
        law by section 111 of the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 
        1979 (40 U.S.C. 206 note), is amended by striking out ``House 
        Administration'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``House 
        Oversight''.
          (B) House Resolution 199, One Hundred Second Congress, agreed 
        to August 1, 1991, as enacted into permanent law by section 102 
        of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1993 (40 U.S.C. 
        206 note), is amended by striking out ``House Administration'' 
        each place it appears and inserting in lieu thereof ``House 
        Oversight''.
          (C) House Resolution 420, One Hundred First Congress, agreed 
        to June 26, 1990, as enacted into permanent law by section 105 
        of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1991 (40 U.S.C. 
        206 note), is amended--
                  (i) in section 2(1), by striking out ``House 
                Administration'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``House 
                Oversight''; and
                  (ii) in section 3(2), by striking out ``from the 
                contingent fund of the House of Representatives or''.
          (10) Section 3(a)(1) of House Resolution 449, Ninety-second 
        Congress, agreed to June 2, 1971, as enacted into permanent law 
        by chapter IV of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1972 (40 
        U.S.C. 206b(a)(1)), is amended by striking out ``Clerk'' and 
        inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief Administrative Officer''.
          (11)(A) Section 3(d) of House Resolution 449, Ninety-second 
        Congress, agreed to June 2, 1971, as enacted into permanent law 
        by chapter IV of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1972 (40 
        U.S.C. 206b(d), is amended by striking out ``House 
        Administration'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``House 
        Oversight''.
          (B)(i) The provisions of law specified in clause (ii) (40 
        U.S.C. 206b(g); 40 U.S.C. 206b note) are amended as provided in 
        such clause.
          (ii) House Resolution 449, Ninety-second Congress, agreed to 
        June 2, 1971, as enacted into permanent law by chapter IV of 
        the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1972, is amended by 
        striking out section 5. House Resolution 1309, Ninety-third 
        Congress, agreed to October 10, 1974, as enacted into permanent 
        law by chapter III of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 
        1975, is amended by striking out section 3.
          (12) Section 9C of the Act entitled ``An Act to define the 
        area of the United States Capitol Grounds, to regulate the use 
        thereof, and for other purposes'', approved July 31, 1946 (40 
        U.S.C. 207a) is amended by striking out ``House 
        Administration'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``House 
        Oversight''.
          (13) Section 9B(a) of the Act entitled ``An Act to define the 
        area of the United States Capitol Grounds, to regulate the use 
        thereof, and for other purposes'', approved July 31, 1946 (40 
        U.S.C. 212a-3(a)) is amended by striking out ``House 
        Administration'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``House 
        Oversight''.
          (14) Subsection (b)(1) and subsection (c) of section 3 of 
        Public Law 98-392 (40 U.S.C. 214b(b)(1) and (c)) are each 
        amended by striking out ``House Administration'' and inserting 
        in lieu thereof ``House Oversight''.
          (15) Section 151(a) of Public Law 99-500 (100 Stat. 1783-
        352), enacted in identical form as section 151(a) of Public Law 
        99-591 (100 Stat. 3341-355), (40 U.S.C. 756b) is amended by 
        striking out ``Clerk'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief 
        Administrative Officer''.
          (16) The second sentence of section 301 of the National 
        Visitor Center Facilities Act of 1968 (40 U.S.C. 831) is 
        amended by striking out ``House Committee on House 
        Administration'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``Committee on 
        House Oversight of the House of Representatives''.
          (17) Section 441 of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 
        1970 (40 U.S.C. 851) is amended--
                  (A) in subsection (c)(1), subsection (c)(4), and 
                subsection (h), by striking out ``House 
                Administration'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``House 
                Oversight''; and
                  (B) by striking out subsection (j).
          (18) Section 3(d) of Public Law 99-652 (40 U.S.C. 1003(b)) is 
        amended by striking out ``House Administration'' and inserting 
        in lieu thereof ``House Oversight''.

SEC. 222. PROVISIONS RELATING TO THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE.

  The provisions of law relating to the public health and welfare, as 
codified in title 42, United States Code, are amended as follows:
          (1) Section 303d. of the Atomic Energy Act of 1954 (42 U.S.C. 
        2259(d)) is amended by striking out ``House Administration'' 
        and inserting in lieu thereof ``House Oversight''.
          (2) Section 6004(a)(4) of the Solid Waste Disposal Act (42 
        U.S.C. 6964) is amended by striking out ``House 
        Administration'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``House 
        Oversight''.

SEC. 223. PROVISIONS RELATING TO PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS.

  The provisions of law relating to public printing and documents, 
enacted as title 44, United States Code, are amended as follows:
          (1) Section 101 of title 44, United States Code, is amended 
        by striking out ``House Administration'' and inserting in lieu 
        thereof ``House Oversight''.
          (2) The third sentence of section 703 of title 44, United 
        States Code, is amended by striking out ``House 
        Administration'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``House 
        Oversight''.
          (3) Section 730 of title 44, United States Code, is amended 
        by striking out ``, Sergeant at Arms, and Doorkeeper'' and 
        inserting in lieu thereof ``and Sergeant at Arms''.
          (4)(A) Section 735 of title 44, United States Code, is 
        amended--
                  (i) in the section heading, by striking out ``Members 
                of Congress'' and inserting in lieu thereof 
                ``Senators'';
                  (ii) by striking out ``Member of Congress'' and 
                inserting in lieu thereof ``Senator''; and
                  (iii) by striking out ``and Clerk of the House of 
                Representatives, respectively''.
          (B) The table of sections for chapter 7 of title 44, United 
        States Code, is amended by striking out the item relating to 
        section 735 and inserting in lieu thereof the following new 
        item:

``735. Binding for Senators.''.

          (5) The second sentence of section 739 of title 44, United 
        States Code, is amended by striking out ``Doorkeeper'' and 
        inserting in lieu thereof ``Clerk''.
          (6) The first sentence of section 740 of title 44, United 
        States Code, is amended by striking out ``Doorkeeper of the 
        House'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief Administrative 
        Officer of the House of Representatives''.
          (7)(A) The first undesignated paragraph of section 906 of 
        title 44, United States Code, is amended--
                  (i) in the fifth undesignated subdivision of the 
                matter relating to furnishing of the bound edition of 
                the Congressional Record, by striking out ``, Sergeant 
                at Arms, and Doorkeeper'' and inserting in lieu thereof 
                ``and the Sergeant at Arms'';
                  (ii) in the seventh undesignated subdivision of the 
                matter relating to furnishing of the daily edition of 
                the Congressional Record, by striking out ``, Sergeant 
                at Arms, and Doorkeeper'' and inserting in lieu thereof 
                ``and the Sergeant at Arms''; and
                  (iii) in the eighth undesignated subdivision of the 
                matter relating to furnishing of the daily edition of 
                the Congressional Record, by striking out 
                ``Doorkeeper'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``Clerk''.
          (B) The third undesignated paragraph of section 906 of title 
        44, United States Code, is amended--
                  (i) in the fourth undesignated subdivision of the 
                matter relating to furnishing of the Congressional 
                Record in unstitched form, by striking out ``, Sergeant 
                at Arms, and Doorkeeper'' and inserting in lieu thereof 
                ``and the Sergeant at Arms''; and
                  (ii) in the twelfth undesignated subdivision of the 
                matter relating to furnishing of the Congressional 
                Record in unstitched form--
                          (I) by striking out ``to the Secretaries'' 
                        and inserting in lieu thereof ``and to the 
                        Secretaries''; and
                          (II) by striking out ``, and to the 
                        Doorkeeper of the House of Representatives''.
          (8) Section 908 of title 44, United States Code, is amended 
        by striking out ``Sergeant at Arms of the House'' and inserting 
        in lieu thereof ``Chief Administrative Officer of the House of 
        Representatives''.
          (9) Section 2203(e) of title 44, United States Code, is 
        amended by striking out ``House Administration'' and inserting 
        in lieu thereof ``House Oversight''.
          (10) Section 3303a(c) of title 44, United States Code, is 
        amended by striking out ``House Administration'' and inserting 
        in lieu thereof ``House Oversight''.

SEC. 224. PROVISIONS RELATING TO TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS.

  The provisions of law relating to territories and insular 
possessions, as codified in title 48, United States Code, are amended 
as follows:
          (1) The last undesignated paragraph after the center heading 
        ``mints and assay offices.'' and the center subheading 
        ``government in the territories'' in the first section of the 
        Act entitled ``An Act making appropriations for the 
        legislative, executive, and judicial expenses of the Government 
        for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and 
        seven, and for other purposes'', approved June 22, 1906 (48 
        U.S.C. 894), is amended by striking out ``Sergeant-at-Arms'' 
        and inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief Administrative Officer''.
          (2) Section 35 of the Organic Act of Guam (48 U.S.C. 1421k-1) 
        is repealed.
          (3) Section 15 of the Revised Organic Act of the Virgin 
        Islands (48 U.S.C. 1596) is repealed.
          (4) The last two provisos of section 5 of Public Law 92-271 
        (48 U.S.C. 1715 note) are repealed.

SEC. 225. MISCELLANEOUS UNCODIFIED PROVISIONS RELATING TO HOUSE OF 
                    REPRESENTATIVES.

  The following miscellaneous uncodified provisions relating to the 
House of Representatives are amended as follows:
          (1) The next to the last undesignated paragraph under the 
        center heading ``HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES'' and the center 
        subheadings ``Administrative Provisions'' and ``house beauty 
        shop'' in the first section of the Legislative Branch 
        Appropriation Act, 1970 (83 Stat. 347) is amended by striking 
        out the last two sentences.
          (2) The last undesignated paragraph under the center heading 
        ``HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES'' and the center subheadings 
        ``Administrative Provisions'' and ``house beauty shop'' in the 
        first section of the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1970 
        (83 Stat. 347) is repealed.

                           General Discussion

    On January 4, 1995, the House of Representatives adopted 
Rules of the House of Representatives which significantly 
restructured the internal administrative and legislative 
operations of the House. Two House Officer positions, 
Doorkeeper and Postmaster, were abolished and a new House 
Officer, the Chief Administrative Officer, was created. In 
accordance with the authority vested in the Committee on House 
Oversight by clause 1(h) and clause 4(d)(2) of rule X of the 
Rules of the House, the Committee directed that operational and 
financial responsibility for House functions be assigned as 
follows:

                 Functions of the Officers of the House

Sergeant at Arms

The Sergeant at Arms is responsible for the following House 
functions:
          Identification services for Members and staff
          House Security Operations (including access to the 
        House Chamber and Galleries)
          House Protocol Services
          House Parking

Clerk of the House

The Clerk of the House is responsible for the following House 
functions:
          Congresswomen's suite
          House Document Room
          House Page Program
          Legislative Computer Systems
          Legislative Resource Center
          Majority and Minority Cloakrooms
          Members' Family Room
          Office of the Historian of the House
          Office of Legislative Information
          Office of Legislative Operations
          Official Reporters to Committees
          Official Reporters of Debates

Chief Administrative Officer

    The Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) is responsible for 
the following House functions:
          Barber Shop
          Beauty Shop
          Child Care Center
          Employee Assistance Office
          Finance Office
          Members' Pay and Mileage
          House Information Resources
          Human Resources
          House Recording Studio
          House Restaurant System
          Office Furnishings
          Office of Photography
          Office Supply Service
          Office Systems Management
          Office of Telecommunications
          Periodical Press Gallery
          Postal Operations
          Press Gallery
          Printing and Mailing Services
          Radio TV Correspondents' Gallery
          Telecommunications Exchange
    In addition, administrative and financial responsibility 
for the Office of General Counsel was assigned to the Clerk of 
the House. The Office of General Counsel continues to function 
at the direction of the Speaker, in consultation with the 
Bipartisan Legal Advisory Group, pursuant to clause 11 of rule 
I of the Rules of the House. Administrative and financial 
responsibility for the Office of Fair Employment Practices was 
assigned to the Chief Administrative Officer. The Office of 
Fair Employment Practices continues to carry out the functions 
assigned by rule LI of the Rules of the House. Employees and 
Hearing Officers of the Office of Fair Employment Practices are 
appointed by, and serve at the pleasure of, the Chairman and 
the ranking minority party member of the Committee on House 
Oversight, acting jointly, pursuant to clause 4 of rule LI of 
the Rules of the House.
    The changes in the Rules of the House eliminated references 
to the so-called contingent fund. However, no change was made 
regarding the jurisdiction of the Committee on House Oversight 
over the accounts that comprised the contingent fund. 
Similarly, the Committee continues to have leave to report at 
any time on matters of expenditure of the accounts that 
comprised the contingent fund, such as the committee funding 
resolution. See, e.g., 141 Cong. Rec. H47 (daily ed. January 4, 
1995) (statement of Rep. Thomas).
    On January 11, 1995, the Committee on House Oversight 
adopted a Committee Resolution which authorized the `` * * * 
Chairman of the Committee * * * to delegate to the Chief 
Administrative Officer the administrative authority for 
processing vouchers and similar documents relating to the 
accounts specified in clause 1(h)(1) of rule X of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives.'' On February 8, 1995, pursuant 
to this Committee Resolution, the Chairman established 
guidelines for the processing of vouchers and similar 
documents.
    The Chief Administrative Officer was designated as the 
disbursing officer for the House by the Committee on House 
Oversight, effective on July 1, 1995. The Chief Administrative 
Officer is currently authorized to disburse House funds in 
accordance with the above guidelines and various regulations 
and policies of the Committee. There are a number of additional 
responsibilities that are related to and derivative of the 
authority to disburse House funds. For example, compliance with 
orders directing the garnishment of wages (pursuant to section 
5520a of title 5, United States Code), deductions for 
delinquent indebtedness (under the provision codified as 
section 40a of title 2, United States Code), and verification 
of tax exempt status, are functions properly executed by the 
disbursing officer.
    In addition, the Committee determined that the Chief 
Administrative Officer shall serve as the contracting officer 
for the House. By letter dated August 2, 1995, the Chief 
Administrative Officer was directed to apply his signature as 
necessary to facilitate the execution of contracts for goods 
and services with respect to functions assigned to the Chief 
Administrative Officer in accordance with the ``GUIDELINES FOR 
PROCUREMENT OF GOODS AND SERVICES FOR THE HOUSE OF 
REPRESENTATIVES'', adopted by the Committee on May 10, 1995 (as 
amended November 21, 1995).
    Other persons who are authorized by law or by the Rules of 
the House to obligate House funds may either apply their 
signature in order to facilitate the procurement of goods and 
services with respect to functions within their responsibility, 
or may simply request that the Chief Administrative Officer 
procure the necessary goods and services on their behalf. In 
such instances, the Chief Administrative Officer shall take 
such steps as may be requested by the relevant Officer or other 
individual with the authority to obligate such funds. All goods 
and services for the House shall be procured in accordance with 
the Committee guidelines.
    On August 3, 1995, the Committee issued Committee Order No. 
41 which created the Members' Representational Allowance (MRA), 
effective September 1, 1995. See, 141 Cong. Rec. H8507 (daily 
ed. August 4, 1995)(Submission of Committee Order From 
Committee on House Oversight). This Committee Order combined 
the Clerk Hire Allowance, the Official Expenses Allowance, and 
the Official Mail Allowance, as recommended by the accounting 
firm of Price-Waterhouse following the first ever House audit. 
The amount of the MRA available for franked mail in each 
session of Congress is the amount allocated for that purpose by 
the Committee under paragraphs (1)(A) and (2)(B) of subsection 
(e) of section 311 of the Legislative Branch Appropriations 
Act, 1991, plus an amount equal to the amount permitted to be 
transferred to the former Official Mail Allowance under 
paragraph (3) of that subsection.
    Following creation of the MRA, the Committee adopted 
regulations for expenditures from the MRA, collectively known 
as the Members' Congressional Handbook, effective on September 
1, 1995. See, the Resolution of the Committee on House 
Oversight regarding the Members' Congressional Handbook agreed 
to on August 3, 1995. These regulations govern all expenditures 
from allowances provided to pay for clerk hire, official 
expenses, and official mail during the 104th Congress, 
including obligations arising prior to August 3, 1995. Since 
January 3, 1995, the Committee has granted no exceptions to any 
of its regulations.

                         Structure of the Bill

    Generally, title I of the bill contains provisions relating 
to allowances and accounts in the House of Representatives and 
other administrative matters. Title II of the bill contains 
technical and conforming amendments and repeals relating to 
previously described administrative reforms.

                       Title by Title Description

Title I--Provisions Relating to Allowances and Accounts in the House of 
            Representatives and Other Administrative Matters

Section 101. Representational allowance for Members of the House of 
        Representatives.

    This section establishes in public law the ``Members' 
Representational Allowance'' created by Committee Order No. 41, 
effective September 1, 1995. The allowance is available to 
support the conduct of the official and representational duties 
of a Member with respect to the Member's offices in Washington, 
D.C. and the district from which the Member is elected. The 
definition of 'Member of the House of Representatives' with 
respect to the MRA includes Delegates and the Resident 
Commissioner. The Committee on House Oversight is authorized to 
prescribe regulations with respect to expenditures from the 
MRA. Twenty-one archaic provisions relating to allowances 
previously available to Representatives, Delegates, and the 
Resident Commissioner are repealed in title II of the bill.

Section 102. Adjustment of House of Representatives Allowances By 
        Committee On House Oversight.

    This section amends the provision codified as section 57 of 
title 2, United States Code, to reflect the authority of the 
Committee to fix and adjust the amounts of the MRA and to 
establish terms and conditions for use of the MRA by order of 
the Committee. Section 102 also reflects the continuing 
authority of the Committee to fix and adjust, and establish the 
terms and conditions of, allowances for official mail, and 
other allowances relating to communications for various House 
offices.

Section 103. Limitation on Allowance Authority of Committee on House 
        Oversight.

    This section amends the provision codified as section 57a 
of title 2, United States Code, to limit the authority of the 
Committee to fix and adjust, that is to set the amount of, the 
allowances referenced in the provision codified as section 57 
of title 2, United States Code, based on specified 
circumstances including a change in the price of materials, 
services, or office space, or a technological change or other 
improvement in office equipment, and cost of living adjustments 
approved by the President. Section 103 retains the requirement 
for a Resolution of the House in order to fix and adjust these 
allowances for other than the specified reasons.

Section 104. Clerk Hire Employees of Members of the House of 
        Representatives.

    This section retains and clarifies most of the current 
policies on ``Clerk Hire'' employees (e.g., 18 permanent, 4 
non-permanent), but removes the ten percent limitation on 
monthly expenditures from the Clerk Hire Allowance in light of 
the new unified allowance structure. The Committee is 
authorized to prescribe regulations relating to employment of 
clerk hire staff by Members. No change is intended with respect 
to the at-will nature of such employment. All clerk hire 
employees serve at the pleasure of and are subject to removal 
at any time by the relevant Representative, Delegate, or 
Resident Commissioner with or without cause.

Section 105. Payments From Applicable Accounts of the House of 
        Representatives.

    As discussed supra, changes in the Rules of the House for 
the 104th Congress eliminated references to the so-called 
``contingent fund''. Section 105 is intended to replace the 
authority of the Committee, as currently reflected in the 
provision codified as section 95 of title 2, United States 
Code, to sanction payments from the applicable accounts of the 
House that formerly comprised the contingent fund. The 
definition of these accounts is based on the categories of 
accounts described in the Rules of the House with respect to 
the jurisdiction of the Committee. See, rule X, clause 1(h)(1) 
of the Rules of the House (104th Congress).

Section 106. Report of Disbursements for the House of Representatives.

    This section retains, but clarifies and simplifies, the 
requirements for reporting itemized disbursements for the 
operations of the House currently contained in the provision 
codified as section 104a of title 2, United States Code. The 
Committee is authorized to issue regulations requiring 
disclosure of additional information.

Section 107. Cafeteria Plan Provision.

    This section authorizes, but does not establish, a 
cafeteria plan for Members and employees of the House. The 
Committee is authorized to prescribe regulations creating such 
a plan and defining the nature and extent of benefits under any 
such plan. An account is established in the Treasury which 
shall be available for the payment of benefits and other 
expenses of any such plan established by the Committee.

Section 108. Annotated United States Code For Members of the House of 
        Representatives To Be Paid For From Members' Representational 
        Allowance.

    This section requires that sets of the United States Code 
for Members, other than the version made available to Members 
by the Government Printing Office under section 212 of title 1, 
United States Code, be purchased with MRA funds. Other 
limitations currently reflected in the provision codified as 
section 54 of title 2, United States Code, including references 
to specific publishers and the number of copies to which a 
Member is entitled, have been deleted.

Section 109. Capitol Police Citation Release.

    This section permits, but does not require, the judges of 
the Superior Court of the District of Columbia to accept a 
designation by the Chief of the Capitol Police of a member of 
the Capitol Police to take bail or collateral, and to issue 
citations compelling appearance in court, in the same manner as 
may be done by an official of the Metropolitan Police 
Department of the District of Columbia.

 Title II--Technical and Conforming Amendments and Repeals Relating to 
        Administrative Reforms in the House of Representatives.

    Various sections in title II of the bill eliminate a total 
of 15 statutory references to the Doorkeeper of the House and 
seven references to the Postmaster of the House. Statutory 
references to the Doorkeeper, Postmaster, Clerk and Sergeant at 
Arms of the House are changed to the appropriate House Officer. 
A total of 58 references to the Committee on House 
Administration are changed to the Committee on House Oversight. 
Three statutory mandates for the General Accounting Office to 
conduct audits which are now the responsibility of the 
Inspector General of the House are deleted. A total of 65 
archaic statutes are repealed.
    In addition, the responsibility for deductions of pay for 
absence of Members under the provision codified as section 39 
of title 2, United States Code, has been transferred from the 
Sergeant at Arms to the Chief Administrative Officer upon 
certification by the Clerk of the House. The bill changes the 
provision codified as section 59e of title 2, United States 
Code, to allow funds made available under the former Official 
Mail Allowance (OMA) to be used for other purposes, but leaves 
the statute otherwise intact to serve as the basis for 
computing the OMA portion of the MRA. The bill changes the 
provision codified as section 72a of title 2, United States 
Code, by allowing committee chairmen to approve staff training 
and removing the requirement that the committee funding 
resolution specify the maximum amount allowable for staff 
training and consultants. Such limitations will depend on 
Committee on House Oversight regulations.

                            Committee Action

  On December 13, 1995, by voice vote, a quorum being present, 
the Committee agreed to an amendement in the nature of a 
substitute and to a motion to report the bill favorably to the 
House, as amended.

                             Rollcall Votes

  In compliance with clause 2(l)(2)(B) of rule XI of the Rules 
of the House of Representatives, the Committee states that 
there were no rollcall votes with respect to the bill.

                      Committee Oversight Findings

  In compliance with clause 2(l)(3)(A) of rule XI of the Rules 
of the House of Representatives, the Committee states that the 
findings and recommendations of the Committee, based on 
oversight activities under clause 2(b)(1) of rule X of the 
Rules of the House of Representatives, are incorporated in the 
descriptive portions of this report.

            Statement on Budget Authority and Related Items

  The bill does not provide new budget authority, new spending 
authority, new credit authority, or an increase or decrease in 
revenues or tax expenditures and a statement under clause 
2(l)(3)(B) of rule XI of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives and section 308(a)(1) of the Congressional 
Budget Act of 1974 is not required.

               Congressional Budget Office Cost Estimate

  In compliance with clause 2(l)(3)(C) of rule XI of the Rules 
of the House of Representatives, the Committee sets forth, with 
respect to the bill, the following estimate and comparison 
prepared by the Director of the Congressional Budget Office 
under section 403 of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974:

                                     U.S. Congress,
                               Congressional Budget Office,
                                 Washington, DC, December 22, 1995.
Hon. William M. Thomas,
Chairman, Committee on House Oversight,
House of Representatives, Washington, DC.
    Dear Mr. Chairman: The Congressional Budget Office has 
reviewed H.R. 2739, the House of Representatives Administrative 
Reform Technical Corrections Act, as ordered reported by the 
House Committee on Oversight on December 13, 1995. This letter 
supersedes the estimate that CBO provided on December 21, 1995. 
The estimate of budgetary impact is unchanged, but this letter 
corrects an error in our description of the bill's provision 
for establishment of a flexible benefit plan for certain House 
employees.
    The bill would authorize the Committee on House Oversight 
to establish a flexible benefit plan under section 125 of the 
U.S. Internal Revenue Code for employees whose pay is disbursed 
by the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of 
Representatives, and to create a new account in the Treasury to 
pay benefits and other expenses to operate the plan. We expect 
that the cost to administer such a plan would total between 
$100,000 and $300,000 annually beginning in fiscal year 1997, 
assuming appropriation of the necessary amounts. In addition, 
according to the Joint Committee on Taxation (JCT), the plan 
would reduce governmental receipts beginning in 1997, but the 
amounts of forgone receipts would not be significant in any 
individual year. Because enacting H.R. 2739 would affect 
receipts, pay-as-you-go procedures would apply to the bill.
    The bill would consolidate Members' three office allowances 
into a single account, called the Members' representational 
allowance. Appropriations to date for the Members' allowance 
for 1996 total $361 million. H.R. 2739 also would codify a 
number of current practices and activities currently authorized 
by the House of Representatives, and eliminate certain 
redundant or outmoded statutory references and requirements. 
Section 107 would authorize the creation of a flexible benefit 
plan for the benefit of employees paid by the Chief 
Administrative Office of the House. Such plans--also known as 
``cafeteria'' plans--offer employees an opportunity to choose 
between taxable wages and nontaxable fringe benefits without 
adverse tax consequences to the employee. The plans can take 
several forms, and it is not clear at this time which specific 
form of plan the House Oversight Committee would choose to 
adopt. For purposes of this estimate, CBO assumes that the new 
benefits plan would become effective beginning in January 1997.
    Nontaxable benefits allowable in a flexible benefit plan 
include health insurance, life insurance, disability insurance, 
paid leave, dependent care, and 401(k) retirement savings 
plans. As in the cafeteria plan offered by the Federal Deposit 
Insurance Corporation, the House might hire a third-party 
provider to review and pay claims associated with its 
employees' cafeteria plan, with the annual contracting cost per 
employee totaling about $40 each year. In addition, the House 
would incur overhead expenses that would include administering 
the contract with the third-party provider, determining 
employee eligibility, maintaining enrollment, overseeing any 
program changes during the year, and providing assistance to 
employees unable to resolve claims satisfactorily with the 
provider.
    The House payroll includes about 11,000 employees at any 
one time, but because of substantial turnover, could total 
twice that number over the course of a given year. The type of 
plan offered and the level of employee participation in the 
program would directly affect its cost; in other organizations, 
participation rates range from a low of about 20 percent to as 
high as 90 percent. Moneys set aside by the employee at the 
beginning of the year and not otherwise used for benefits under 
the plan during the year are forfeited, and thus could help to 
offset the expense of offering such a plan.
    Depending upon the number of House employees electing to 
participate in a cafeteria plan, CBO expects that 
administrative expenses would total between $100,000 and 
$300,000 annually beginning in fiscal year 1997, subject to 
appropriations of the necessary amounts. These amounts include 
overhead and assume that some small residual amounts would 
remain unused at the end of the year, thereby helping to cover 
the expenses of maintaining the program. In addition, based on 
information from the JCT, we expect that the annual revenue 
loss beginning in 1997 would total less than $500,000. Other 
provisions of the bill are not expected to have significant 
budgetary implications.
    Enactment of H.R. 2739 would impose no direct costs on 
state and local governments.
    If you wish further details on this estimate, we will be 
pleased to provide them. The CBO staff contacts are Mary 
Maginniss, who can be reached at 226-2860, and Stephanie 
Weiner, who can be reached at 226-2720.
            Sincerely,
                                              James L. Blum
                                   (For June E. O'Neill, Director).

   Oversight Findings of Committee on Government Reform and Oversight

  The Committee states, with respect to clause 2(l)(3)(D) of 
rule XI of the Rules of the House of Representatives, that the 
Committee on Government Reform and Oversight did not submit 
findings or recommendations based on investigations under 
clause 4(c)(2) of rule X of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives.

                     Inflationary Impact Statement

  In compliance with clause 2(l)(4) of rule XI of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, the Committee states that the 
bill will have no inflationary impact on prices and costs in 
the operation of the national economy.

         Changes in Existing Law Made by the Bill, as Reported

  In compliance with clause 3 of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, changes in existing law made by the 
bill, as reported, are shown as follows (existing law proposed 
to be omitted is enclosed in black brackets, new matter is 
printed in italics, existing law in which no change is proposed 
is shown in roman):

              HOUSE RESOLUTION 457, NINETY-SECOND CONGRESS

  Resolved, [That (a) until otherwise provided by law, the 
Committee on House Administration may, as the committee 
considers appropriate, fix and adjust from time to time, by 
order of the committee, the amounts of allowances (including 
the terms, conditions, and other provisions pertaining to those 
allowances) within the following categories:
          [(1) for Members of the House of Representatives, the 
        Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico, and the 
        Delegate from the District of Columbia--allowances for 
        clerk hire, postage stamps, stationery, telephone and 
        telegraph and other communications, official office 
        space and official office expenses in the congressional 
        district represented (including, as applicable, a 
        State, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, and the 
        District of Columbia), official telephone services in 
        the congressional district represented, and travel and 
        mileage to and from the congressional district 
        represented; and
          [(2) for the standing committees, the Speaker, the 
        majority and minority leaders, the majority and 
        minority whips, the Clerk, the Sergeant at Arms, the 
        Doorkeeper, and the Postmaster of the House of 
        Representatives--allowances for postage stamps, 
        stationery, and telephone and telegraph and other 
        communications.
  [(b) The contingent fund of the House of Representatives is 
made available to carry out the purposes of this resolution.]

SECTION 1. ADJUSTMENT OF HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ALLOWANCES BY 
                    COMMITTEE ON HOUSE OVERSIGHT.

  (a) In General.--Subject to the provision of law specified in 
subsection (b), the Committee on House Oversight of the House 
of Representatives may, by order of the Committee, fix and 
adjust the amounts, terms, and conditions of, and other matters 
relating to, allowances of the House of Representatives within 
the following categories:
          (1) For Members of the House of Representatives, the 
        Members' Representational Allowance, including all 
        aspects of the Official Mail Allowance within the 
        jurisdiction of the Committee under section 311 of the 
        Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1991.
          (2) For committees, the Speaker, the majority and 
        minority leaders, the Clerk, the Sergeant at Arms, and 
        the Chief Administrative Officer, allowances for 
        official mail (including all aspects of the Official 
        Mail Allowance within the jurisdiction of the Committee 
        under section 311 of the Legislative Branch 
        Appropriations Act, 1991), stationery, and telephone 
        and telegraph and other communications.
  (b) Provision Specified.--The provision of law referred to in 
subsection (a) is House Resolution 1372, Ninety-fourth 
Congress, agreed to July 1, 1976, as enacted into permanent law 
by section 101 of the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 
1977 (2 U.S.C. 57a).
  (c) Definition.--As used in this section, the term `Member of 
the House of Representatives' means a Representative in, or a 
Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, the Congress.
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             HOUSE RESOLUTION 1372, NINETY-FOURTH CONGRESS

  Resolved, [That, (a) until otherwise provided by law, any 
allowance specified in subsection (a)(1) of the first section 
of H. Res. 457, Ninety-second Congress, relating to 
expenditures of funds from the contingent fund of the House of 
Representatives for certain allowances to Members, officers, 
and standing committees of the House (2 U.S.C. 57), adopted 
July 21, 1971, and enacted as permanent law by the Supplemental 
Appropriations Act, 1972 (Public Law 92-184; 85 Stat. 627), 
hereinafter in this section referred to as ``H. Res. 457, 
Ninety-second Congress'', may be fixed or adjusted only through 
the adoption of a resolution by the House of Representatives, 
except that the Committee on House Administration may fix or 
adjust such allowance in any case in which such action by such 
committee is made necessary by--
          [(1) any change in the price of materials, services, 
        or office space;
          [(2) any technological change or other improvement in 
        electrical or mechanical equipment; or
          [(3) any increase in the cost of living which results 
        in action under the Federal Pay Comparability Act of 
        1971.
  [(b) Upon the date of the adoption of this resolution, the 
authority of the Committee on House Administration under H. 
Res. 457, Ninety-second Congress, shall be subject to the 
provisions of this resolution.]

SECTION 1. LIMITATION ON ALLOWANCE AUTHORITY OF COMMITTEE ON HOUSE 
                    OVERSIGHT.

  (a) In General.--An order under the provision of law 
specified in subsection (c) may fix or adjust the allowances of 
the House of Representatives only by reason of--
          (1) a change in the price of materials, services, or 
        office space;
          (2) a technological change or other improvement in 
        office equipment; or
          (3) an increase under section 5303 of title 5, United 
        States Code, in rates of pay under the General 
        Schedule.
  (b) Resolution Requirement.--In the case of reasons other 
than the reasons specified in paragraph (1), (2), or (3) of 
subsection (a), the fixing and adjustment of the allowances of 
the House of Representatives in the categories described in the 
provision of law specified in subsection (c) may be carried out 
only by resolution of the House of Representatives.
  (c) Provision Specified.--The provision of law referred to in 
subsections (a) and (b) is House Resolution 457, Ninety-second 
Congress, agreed to July 21, 1971, as enacted into permanent 
law by chapter IV of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1972 
(2 U.S.C. 57).
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JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR PAY TO CLERKS TO MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND 
                  DELEGATES, APPROVED JANUARY 25, 1923

 CHAP. 43. Joint Resolution Providing for pay to clerks to Members of 
                        Congress and Delegates.

  Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, [That hereafter 
appropriations made by Congress for clerk hire for Members, 
Delegates, and Resident Commissioners shall be paid by the 
Clerk of the House of Representatives to those persons, not to 
exceed eight in number, to be designated by each Member, 
Delegate, or Resident Commissioner or, in the case of each 
Member, Delegate, and Resident Commissioner the population of 
whose constituency is five hundred thousand or more, as 
currently estimated by the Bureau of the Census, not to exceed 
the foregoing number increased by one, to be designated by each 
such Member, Delegate, and Resident Commissioner, as the Case 
may be, the names of such persons to be placed upon the roll of 
employees of the House of Representatives, together with the 
amount to be paid each; and Representatives, Delegates, and 
resident Commissioners elect to Congress shall likewise be 
entitled to make such designations: Provided, That such persons 
shall be subject to removal at any time by such Member, 
Delegate, or Resident Commissioner with or without cause.]
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              HOUSE RESOLUTION 359, NINETY-SIXTH CONGRESS

  Resolved, [That, notwithstanding any provision of law, rule, 
or other authority, each Member shall be entitled to employ not 
more than eighteen permanent clerks, except that not more than 
four employees designated by the Member to. the Clerk of the 
House as falling into one of the following categories need not 
be counted as permanent clerks:
  [(1) Part-time employees.
  [(2) Employees drawing compensation from more than one 
employing authority of the House.
  [(3) Interns.--
  [(4) Employees on leave (including leavewithout pay).
  [Temporary employees.
[All clerks authorized by this section shall be paid from the 
clerk hire allowance of the Member involved.
  [Sec. 2. The total of the salary payments by a Member from 
the clerk hire allowance for a monthly pay period shall not 
exceed onetenth of the single per annum gross rate of the clerk 
hire allowance of such Member.
  [Sec. 3. The per annum gross rate of clerk hire allowance for 
each Member is increased by $7,800 for the purpose of employing 
Interns.
  [Sec. 4. Each Member may be entitled to reimburse any intern, 
as defined In this resolution or In H. Res. 420 of the Ninety-
third Congress, from the allowance for official expenses for 
transportation expenses not to exceed the actual cost of one 
round trip between the District of Columbia and the farthest 
point in the district of the Member.
  [Sec. 5. For purposes of this resolution--
  [(1) part-time employees way not be compensated at a rate In 
excess of $1,000 per month;
  [(2) interns shall be employed primarily for their 
educational experience in Washington, District of Columbia, for 
a period not to exceed one hundred and twenty days in any one 
year; and
  [(3) temporary employees may not be employed by a Member for 
more than one year, except by written permission of the 
Committee on House Administration.
  [Sec. 6. As used in this resolution, the term "Member" means 
a Representative in, or Delegate or Resident Commissioner to 
the Congress.
  [Sec. 7. The Committee on House Administration shall adopt 
such rules and regulations as are necessary to carry out this 
resolution. Except as otherwise provided by law, any funds 
necessary to carry out this resolution shall be paid from the 
contingent fund of the House.
  [Sec. 8. This resolution shall take effect on the first day 
of the first month beginning after the month In which this 
resolution is agreed to.]
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              HOUSE RESOLUTION 357, NINETY-FIRST CONGRESS

  Resolved, [That effective on the first day of the first month 
which begins after the date of adoption of this resolution, 
there shall be paid out of the contingent fund of the House, 
until otherwise provided by law, such sums as may be necessary 
to increase the basic clerk hire allowance of each Member and 
the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico by an additional 
$2,500 per annum, and each such Member and Resident 
Commissioner shall be entitled to one clerk in addition to 
those to which he Is otherwise entitled.]
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                         ACT OF OCTOBER 2, 1888



CHAP. 1069.--An act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of 
  the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen 
            hundred and eighty-nine, and for other purposes

          * * * * * * *

                           UNDER LEGISLATIVE

          * * * * * * *

                        house of representatives

          * * * * * * *
  Hereafter no payment shall be made from the contingent fund 
of the Senate unless sanctioned by the Committee to Audit and 
Control he Contingent Expenses of the Senate[, or from the 
contingent fund of the House of Representatives unless 
sanctioned by the Committee on Accounts of the House of 
Representatives]. Payments [made upon vouchers approved by the 
Committee on House Administration of the House of 
Representatives, and payments] made upon vouchers or abstracts 
of disbursements of salaries approved by the Committee on Rules 
and Administration of the Senate, shall be deemed, held, and 
taken, and are declared to be conelusive upon all the 
departments and officers of the Government Provided, That no 
payment shall be made from said contingent [funds as additional 
salary or compensation to any officer or employee of the Senate 
or House of Representatives.] fund as additional salary or 
compensation to any officer or employee of the Senate.
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                HOUSE RESOLUTION 506, NINETIETH CONGRESS

  Resolved, [That (a) subject to subsection (b), the Clerk of 
the House of Representatives shall procure for and furnish to 
each Member of the House of Representatives and the Resident 
Commissioner from Puerto Rico, either one complete set of the 
current volumes of the United States Code Annotated, and the 
current pocket parts thereof, published by the West Publishing 
Company, Saint Paul, Minnesota, and the Edward Thompson 
Company, Brooklyn, New York, or one complete set of the current 
volumes of the Federal Code Annotated, and the current pocket 
parts thereof, published by the Bobbs-Merrill Company, 
Incorporated, a subsidiary of Howard W. Sams and Company, 
Incorporated, Indianapolis, Indiana, and New York, New York, as 
such Member or Resident Commissioner may elect, upon his 
written application to the Clerk containing his certification 
that the volumes and pocket parts thereof for which he applies 
are intended for his personal use exclusively. The complete set 
of the volumes and pocket parts thereof for which the Member or 
Resident Commissioner applies shall be furnished on a current 
basis for the continuous period of his service as Member or 
Resident Commissioner beginning immediately after his 
application therefor, irrespective of the number of his terms 
of office covered by such period of service, and his selection 
of the set of such volumes and pocket parts may not be changed 
during such period of service. A Member and the Resident 
Commissioner is entitled to apply for and receive a set of 
volumes and pocket parts under this authorization after each 
break in his service as Member or Resident Commissioner.
  [(b) A Member or the Resident Commissioner is not entitled, 
for the continuous period of his service described in 
subsection (a), to more than one copy of each of the current 
volumes, and the current pocket parts thereof, for which he 
applies under this authorization or after the close of the 
Ninetieth Congress, to receive a set of volumes and pockets 
parts under this authorization and a set of the Code of Laws of 
the United States, and supplements thereto, under section 212 
of title 1, United States Code.
  [(c) Until otherwise provided by law, there shall be paid out 
of the contingent fund of the House of Representatives such 
sums as may be necessary to carry out this authorization.
  [(d) The Committee on House Administration is authorized to 
prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to carry out 
this authorization.]
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                          ACT OF JUNE 28, 1929

CHAP. 28.--An Act To provide for the fifteenth and subsequent decennial 
    censuses and to provide for apportionment of Representatives in 
                                Congress

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  Sec. 22. (a) * * *
  (b) Each State shall be entitled, in the Eighty-third 
Congress and in each Congress thereafter until the taking 
effect of a reapportionment under this section or subsequent 
statute, to the number of Representatives shown in the 
statement required by subsection (a) of this section, no State 
to receive less than one Member. It shall be the duty of the 
Clerk of the House of Representatives, within fifteen calendar 
days after the receipt of such statement, to send to the 
executive of each State a certificate of the number of 
Representatives to which such State is entitled under this 
section. In case of a vacancy in the office of Clerk, or of his 
absence or inability to discharge this duty, then such duty 
shall devolve upon the Sergeant at Arms of the House of 
Representatives[; and in case of vacancies in the offices of 
both the Clerk and the Sergeant at Arms, or the absence or 
inability of both to act, such duty shall devolve upon the 
Doorkeeper of the House of Representatives.].
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          SECTION 204 OF THE DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA DELEGATE ACT

  other provisions and amendments relating to the establishment of a 
 delegate to the house of representatives from the district of columbia

  Sec. 204. [(a) The provisions of law which appear in--
          [(1) section 25 (relating to oath of office),
          [(2) section 31 (relating to compensation),
          [(3) section 34 (relating to payment of 
        compensation),
          [(4) section 35 (relating to payment of 
        compensation),
          [(5) section 37 (relating to payment of 
        compensation),
          [(6) section 38a (relating to compensation),
          [(7) section 39 (relating to deductions for absence),
          [(8) section 40 (relating to deductions for 
        withdrawal),
          [(9) section 40a (relating to deductions for 
        delinquent indebtedness),
          [(10) section 41 (relating to prohibition on 
        allowance for newspapers),
          [(11) section 42c (relating to postage allowance),
          [(12) section 46b (relating to stationery allowance),
          [(13) section 46b-1 (relating to stationery 
        allowance),
          [(14) section 46b-2 (relating to stationery 
        allowance),
          [(15) section 46g (relating to telephone, telegraph, 
        and radio-telegraph allowance),
          [(16) section 47 (relating to payment of 
        compensation),
          [(17) section 48 (relating to payment of 
        compensation),
          [(18) section 49 (relating to payment of 
        compensation),
          [(19) section 50 (relating to payment of 
        compensation),
          [(20) section 54 (relating to provision of United 
        States Code Annotated or Federal Code Annotated),
          [(21) section 60g-1 (relating to clerk hire),
          [(22) section 60g-2(a) (relating to interns),
          [(23) section 80 (relating to payment of 
        compensation),
          [(24) section 81 (relating to payment of 
        compensation),
          [(25) section 82 (relating to payment of 
        compensation),
          [(26) section 92 (relating to clerk hire),
          [(27) section 92b (relating to pay of clerical 
        assistants),
          [(28) section 112e (relating to electrical and 
        mechanical office equipment),
          [(29) section 122 (relating to office space in the 
        District of Columbia), and
          [(30) section 123b (relating to use of House 
        Recording Studio),
of title 2 of the United States Code shall apply with respect 
to the Delegate to the House of Representatives from the 
District of Columbia in the same manner and to the same extent 
as they apply with respect to a Representative. The Federal 
Corrupt Practices Act and the Federal Contested Election Act 
shall apply with respect to the Delegate to the House of 
Representatives from the District of Columbia in the same 
manner and to the same extent as they apply with respect to a 
Representative.]
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                            REVISED STATUTES

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                               TITLE II.

                             THE CONGRESS.

          * * * * * * *

                             CHAPTER THREE.

                 ORGANIZATION OF MEETINGS OF CONGRESS.

          * * * * * * *
  [Sec. 33. In case of vacancies in the offices of both the 
Clerk and the Sergeant-at-Arms, or of the absence or inability 
of both to act, the duties of the Clerk relative to the 
preparation of the roll of the House of Representatives or the 
organization of the House shall be performed by the Door-keeper 
of the next preceding House of Representatives.]
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                             CHAPTER FOUR.

                        COMPENSATION OF MEMBERS.

          * * * * * * *
  Sec. 40. The Secretary of the Senate and [Sergeant-at-Arms of 
the House] the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of 
Representatives (upon certification by the Clerk of the House 
of Representatives), respectively, shall deduct from the 
monthly payments (or other periodic payments authorized by law) 
of each member or delegate the amount of his salary for each 
day that he has been absent from the Senate or House, 
respectively, unless such member or delegate assigns as the 
reason for such absence the sickness of himself or of some 
member of his family.
          * * * * * * *
  [Sec. 43. No member or delegate is entitled to any allowance 
for newspapers.
  [Sec. 44. No compensation or allowance shall now or hereafter 
be made to Senators, Representatives, or Delegates on account 
of postage.]
          * * * * * * *
  [Sec. 49. When any person who has been elected a member of or 
delegate in Congress dies after the commencement of the 
Congress to which he has been elected, his salary shall be 
computed and paid to his widow, or, if no widow survive him, to 
his heirs at law, for the period that has elapsed from the 
commencement of such Congress, or from the last payment 
received by him to the time of his death, at the rate of seven 
thousand five hundred dollars a year, with any traveling 
expenses remaining due for actually going to or returning from 
any session of Congress.
  [Sec. 50. Salaries allowed under the preceding section shall 
be computed and paid, in all cases, for a period of not less 
than three months from the commencement of the Congress.]
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                               CHAPTER 5.

     OFFICERS AND PERSONS IN THE EMPLOY OF THE SENATE AND HOUSE OF 
                            REPRESENTATIVES.

          * * * * * * *
  [Sec. 60. The Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the 
House of Representatives shall prepare and submit to the two 
Houses, respectively, at the commencement of each session of 
Congress, the following statements in writing:
  [First. A statement showing the names of all the clerks and 
other persons who have been, during the preceding year or any 
part thereof, employed in their respective offices, and those 
of the messengers of the respective Houses; together with the 
time that each clerk or other person and each messenger was 
actually employed and the sums paid to each. This statement 
must also show whether such clerks or other persons, or such 
messengers, have been usefully employed; whether the services 
of any of them can be dispensed with without detriment to the 
public service, and whether the removal of any particular 
persons, and the appointment of others in their stead, is 
required for the better dispatch of business.
  [Second. A detailed statement, by items, of the manner in 
which the contingent fund for each House has been expended 
during the preceding year. This statement must give the names 
of every person to whom any portion of the fund has been paid; 
and if for anything furnished, the quantity and price; and if 
for any services rendered, the nature of such service, and the 
time employed, and the particular occasion or cause, in brief, 
that rendered such service necessary, and the amount of all 
former appropriations in each case on hand, either the Treasury 
or in the hands of any disbursing officer or agent.
  [Reports of the Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the 
House of Representatives under this section shall be printed as 
Senate and House documents, respectively.
  [Sec. 61. Each of the statements required by the preceding 
section shall exhibit, also, the several sums drawn by the 
Secretary and Clerk, respectively, from the Treasury, and the 
balances, if any, remaining in their hands.]
          * * * * * * *
  Sec. 65. The Secretary of the Senate [and Clerk of the House 
of Representatives] shall annually advertise, once a week for 
at least four weeks, in one or more of the principal papers 
published in the District of Columbia, for sealed proposals for 
supplying the Senate [and House of Representatives, 
respectively,] during the next session of Congress with the 
necessary stationery.
          * * * * * * *
  Sec. 68. The three preceding sections shall not prevent 
[either the Secretary or the Clerk] the Secretary from 
contracting for separate parts of the supplies of stationery 
required to be furnished.
  Sec. 69. The Secretary of the Senate and the [Clerk] Chief 
Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives shall, 
in disbursing the public moneys for the use of the two Houses, 
respectively, purchase only articles the growth and manufacture 
of the United States, provided the articles required can be 
procured of such growth and manufacture upon as good terms as 
to quality and price as are demanded for like articles of 
foreign growth and manufacture.
  Sec. 70. The Secretary of the Senate and the [Clerk] Chief 
Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives, 
respectively, shall report to Congress on the first day of each 
regular session, and at the expiration of their terms of 
service, a full and complete statement of all their receipts 
and expenditures as such officers, showing in detail the items 
of expense, classifying them under the proper appropriations, 
and also showing the aggregate thereof, and exhibiting in a 
clear and concise manner the exact condition of all public 
moneys by them received, paid out, and remaining in their 
possession as such officers.
  Sec. 71. The Secretary of the Senate [and the Clerk of the 
House of Representatives, respectively, are] is entitled, for 
transcribing and certifying extracts from the journal of the 
Senate or the executive journal of the Senate when the 
injunction of secrecy has been removed, [or from the journal of 
the House of Representatives,] except when such transcripts are 
required by an officer of the United States in a matter 
relating to the duties of his office, to receive from the 
persons for whom such transcripts are prepared the sum of ten 
cents for each sheet containing one hundred words.
          * * * * * * *
  [Sec. 73. The Door-keepers of the Senate and House of 
Representatives shall perform the usual services pertaining to 
their respective offices during the session of Congress, and 
shall in the recess, under the direction of the Secretary of 
the Senate and Clerk of the House of Representatives, take care 
of the apartments occupied by the respective Houses, and 
provide fuel and other accommodations for their subsequent 
session.]
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                               TITLE XXI.

          SEAT OF GOVERNMENT, INCLUDING THE PUBLIC BUILDINGS.

          * * * * * * *
  Sec. 1816. All improvements, alterations, additions, and 
repairs of the Capitol building shall hereafter be made by the 
direction and under the supervision of the Architect of the 
Capitol Extension, and the same shall be paid for by the 
Secretary of the Interior out of the appropriations for such 
extension, and from no other appropriation; and no furniture or 
carpets for either House shall hereafter be purchased without 
the written order of the chairman of the Committee to Audit and 
Control the Contingent Expenses of the Senate, for the Senate, 
or without the written order of the chairman of the Committee 
on [Accounts of the House of Representatives, for the House.] 
House Oversight of the House of Representatives, for the House 
of Representatives.
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 JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR THE PRINTING AND DISTRIBUTION OF THE 
PRECEDENTS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRENTATIVES COMPILED AND PREPARED BY LEWIS 
                  DESCHLER, APPROVED OCTOBER 18, 1976

 JOINT RESOLUTION To provide for the printing and distribution of the 
Precedents of the House of Reprentatives compiled and prepared by Lewis 
                               Deschler.

          * * * * * * *
  Sec. 2. (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (c) The Public Printer shall make the following distribution 
of sets of the Precedents:
          (1) to the office of the Vice President, to the 
        office of the speaker of the House of Representatives, 
        and to the office of the President pro tempore of the 
        Senate, each, five sets;
          (2) to the office of the majority leader of the House 
        of Representatives and to the office of the minority 
        leader of the House of [Representives] Representatives, 
        each, three sets;
          (3) to the Parliamentarian of the House of 
        Representatives, sixty sets;
          (4) to the Parliamentarian of the Senate, five sets;
          (5) to the Clerk of the House of Representatives[, to 
        the Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives, 
        and to the Doorkeeper of the House of Representatives, 
        each, two sets;] and to the Sergeant at Arms of the 
        House of Representatives, each two sets;
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              HOUSE RESOLUTION 988, NINETY-THIRD CONGRESS

          * * * * * * *

           TITLE II--MISCELLANEOUS AND CONFORMING PROVISIONS

          * * * * * * *

                    EARLY ORGANIZATION OF THE HOUSE

  Sec. 202. (a) * * *
  (b)(1) * * *
  (2) Payments and reimbursements to Members-elect under 
paragraph (1) shall be made as provided (with respect to 
Members) in the regulations prescribed by the Committee on 
[House Administration] House Oversight with respect to travel 
and other expenses of committees and Members. Reimbursements 
shall be paid on special voucher forms prescribed by the 
Committee on [House Administration] House Oversight.
  (c) The [contingent fund of the House is] applicable accounts 
of the House of Representatives are made available to carry out 
the purposes of this section.

                   [LEGISLATIVE CLASSIFICATION OFFICE

  [Sec. 203. (a) There is established in the House of 
Representatives an office to be known as the Legislative 
Classification Office, referred to hereinafter in this section 
as the ``Office''.
  [(b) The purpose of the Office shall be to develop, 
supervise, and maintain for the House and its committees and 
Members a system linking Federal programs and expenditures to 
the authorizing statutes, and showing the committee 
jurisdiction for each authorization. The Office shall maintain 
impartiality as to issues of legislative policy to be 
determined by the House.
  [(c) The functions of the Office shall be as follows:
          [(1) To create a cross-reference capability based on 
        the authorization statutes, showing committee 
        jurisdiction, appropriation Acts, budget authority, 
        budget outlays, unexpended balances, other relevant 
        systems which are or may be compatible, and the 
        relationships between them, under the direction of the 
        Speaker.
          [(2) To work closely with the House standing 
        committees in all phases of the development of the 
        cross-referencing capability and to coordinate with the 
        Congressional Research Service and General Accounting 
        Office, in the development, implementation, and 
        operation of the cross-referencing service.
          [(3) To advise the Speaker of developments which 
        could improve the operation of the classification 
        service and to issue an annual report to the House on 
        the progress in implementation and use of the service, 
        and plans for the coming year.
          [(4) To make available (as development permits) 
        publications or information in an appropriate format 
        for use of the House committees and Members and to 
        provide the capability to answer specific queries on 
        the available information.
  [(d) The management, supervision, and administration of the 
Office are vested in a Staff Director, who shall be appointed 
by the Speaker without regard to political affiliation and 
solely on the basis of fitness to perform the duties of the 
position. Any person so appointed shall serve at the pleasure 
of Speaker.
  [(e)(1) With the approval of the Speaker, or in accordance 
with policies and procedures approved by the Speaker, the Staff 
Director shall appoint such employees as may be necessary for 
the prompt and efficient performance of the functions of the 
Office. Any such appointment shall be made without regard to 
political affiliation and solely on the basis of fitness to 
perform the duties of the position. Any person so appointed may 
be removed by the Staff Director with the approval of the 
Speaker, or in accordance with policies and procedures approved 
by the Speaker.
  [(2)(A) One of the employees appointed under paragraph (1) 
shall be designated by the Staff Director as Deputy Staff 
Director. During the absence or disability of the Staff 
Director, or when the office is vacant, the Deputy Staff 
Director shall perform the functions of the Staff Director.
  [(B) The Staff Director may delegate to the Deputy Staff 
Director and to other employees appointed under paragraph (1) 
such of his or her functions as he or she considers necessary 
or appropriate.
  [(f) The Staff Director shall be paid at a per annum gross 
rate not to exceed level IV of the Executive Schedule of 
section 5315 of title 5, United States Code; and members of the 
staff of the Office other than the Staff Director shall be paid 
at per annum gross rates fixed by the Staff Director with the 
approval of the Speaker or in accordance with policies approved 
by the Speaker, but not in excess of a per annum gross rate 
equal to level V of such schedule.
  [(g) In accordance with policies and procedures approved by 
the Speaker, the Staff Director is authorized to make such 
expenditures as may be necessary or appropriate for the 
functioning of the Office.
  [(h) Until such time as funds are appropriated by law to 
carry out the purpose of this section, the contingent fund of 
the House shall be available for such purpose.]
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                   office of the law revision counsel

  Sec. 205. (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (h) Until such time as funds are appropriated by law to carry 
out the purpose of this section, the [contingent fund of the 
House] applicable accounts of the House of Representatives 
shall be available for such purpose.

                   [review of committee jurisdiction

  [Sec. 206. The House members of the Joint Committee on 
Congressional Operations shall undertake and conduct a 
continuing study of the Jurisdiction of the various standing 
committees of the House under Rule X of the Rules of the House 
and the relative workloads sustained by such committees as a 
result thereof, and periodically shall prepare for submission 
to and consideration by the Committee on Rules (and for 
possible submission by that committee to the full House) a 
report including any recommended changes in the Rules of the 
House which may be necessary or appropriate to effect a more 
equitable distribution of workload or a more rational 
combination of jurisdictional responsibilities. It is the sense 
of the House of Representatives that the House members of the 
Joint Committee on Congressional Operations should work with 
the Senate members of such joint committee in an effort to 
rationalize the committee jurisdiction between the Houses.]
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                        ACT OF JANUARY 19, 1949

    AN ACT To increase rates of compensation of the President, Vice 
       President, and the Speaker of the House of Representatives

  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
the United States of America in Congress assembled, That (a) * 
* *
          * * * * * * *
  (e) There shall be paid to the Speaker of the House of 
Representatives in equal monthly installments an expense 
allowance of $10,000 per annum [(which shall be in lieu of the 
allowance provided by section 601 (b) of the Legislative 
Reorganization Act of 1946, as amended)] to assist in defraying 
expenses relating to or resulting from the discharge of his 
official duties, for which no accounting, other than for income 
tax purposes, shall be made by him.
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              HOUSE RESOLUTION 1238, NINETY-FIRST CONGRESS

          * * * * * * *
  Sec. 2. The Speaker is entitled to have the [contingent fund 
of the House] applicable accounts of the House of 
Representatives be available for payment of, for the period of 
two years immediately following the expiration of his term of 
office as a Representative in Congress in the Ninety-first 
Congress, an allowance equal to the [base allowance component 
of the Official Expenses Allowance then currently in effect for 
each Member of the House] Members' Representational Allowance 
(to be paid in the same manner as such Allowance) for office 
and other expenses incurred in connection with the 
administration, settlement, and conclusion of matters 
pertaining to or arising out of his incumbency in office as a 
Representative in Congress and as Speaker of the House of 
Representatives.
          * * * * * * *
  Sec. 5. In order to provide staff assistance to the Speaker 
in connection with the administration, settlement, and 
conclusion of matters pertaining to or arising out of his 
incumbency in office as a Representative in Congress and as 
Speaker of the House of Representatives, the contingent fund of 
the House is hereby made available, for the period of two years 
immediately following the expiration of the term of office of 
the Speaker as a Representative in Congress in the Ninety-first 
Congress, [to enable the Clerk of the House to pay] for payment 
of the salaries of an Administrative Assistant, who shall be 
paid at a basic per annum rate of not to exceed the then 
current rate for step 5 of level 11 of the House Employees 
Schedule, as determined by the Speaker, and a Secretary, who 
shall be paid at a basic per annum rate of not to exceed the 
then current rate for step 9 of level 8 of such Schedule, as 
determined by the Speaker, designated and appointed by the 
Speaker to serve as members of his office staff in such two-
year period. Each person so designated and appointed as 
Administrative Assistant or Secretary shall be held and 
considered, for the duration of such appointment, as--
          (1) * * *
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              LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 1955

           * * * * * * *

                      TITLE I--LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

           * * * * * * *

                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

           * * * * * * *

                    Contingent Expenses of the House

           * * * * * * *
  Stationery (revolving fund): For a stationery allowance for 
each Member, [(which hereafter shall be $1,200 per regular 
session)] for the first session of the Eighty-fourth Congress, 
$525,600, to remain available until expended.
          * * * * * * *
  [The Clerk of the House is authorized and directed to 
reimburse each Member from the contingent fund in an amount not 
to exceed $150 quarterly, upon certification of a Member, for 
official office expenses incurred outside the District of 
Columbia.]
           * * * * * * *
  The [Clerk of the House] Chief Administrative Officer of the 
House of Representatives is hereafter authorized to pay, from 
the [contingent fund of the House] applicable accounts of the 
House of Representatives, a gratuity to the widow, widower, or 
heirs-at-law, of each deceased employee of the House an amount 
equal to one month's salary for each year or part of year of 
the first six years' service of such employee plus one-half of 
the month's salary for each year or part of year of such 
service in excess of six years to and including the eighteenth 
year of such service. Service computed here-under shall include 
all Federal civilian employment, and military service where 
such service interrupted Federal civilian employment.
           * * * * * * *
  Sec. 105. When any individual who has been elected a Member 
of, or Resident Commissioner to, the House of Representatives 
dies after the commencement of the Congress to which he has 
been elected, any unpaid balance of salary and other sums due 
such individual [(including amounts held in the trust fund 
account in the office of the Sergeant at Arms)] shall be paid 
to the person or persons surviving at the date of death, in the 
following order of precedence, and such payment shall be a bar 
to the recovery by any other person of amounts so paid:
          First, to the beneficiary or beneficiaries designated 
        by such individual in writing to receive such unpaid 
        balance and other sums due filed with the [Sergeant at 
        Arms, and received by the Sergeant at Arms] Chief 
        Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives 
        and received by the Chief Administrative Officer prior 
        to such individual's death;
          Second, if there be no such beneficiary, to the widow 
        or widower of such individual;
          Third, if there be no beneficiary or surviving 
        spouse, to the child or children of such individual, 
        and descendants of deceased children, by 
        representation;
          Fourth, if none of the above, to the parents of such 
        individual, or the survivor of them;
          Fifth, if there be none of the above, to the duly 
        appointed legal representative of the estate of the 
        deceased individual, or if there be none, to the person 
        or persons determined to be entitled thereto under the 
        laws of the domicile of the deceased individual.
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               THIRD SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION ACT, 1952

 AN ACT Making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending 
                 June 30, 1952, and for other purposes.

  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the 
following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the 
Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to supply supplemental 
appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1952, and 
for other purposes, namely.

                               CHAPTER I

                           LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

          * * * * * * *

                        House of Representatives

  For payment to Helen D. Whitaker, widow of John A. Whitaker, 
late a Representative from the State of Kentucky, $12,500: 
Provided, That the foregoing death gratuity payment, and any 
other death gratuity payment at any time specifically 
appropriated by this or any other Act or at any time made out 
of the [contingent fund of the House of Representatives or] 
applicable accounts of the House of Representatives or the 
contingent fund of the Senate, shall be held to have been a 
gift.
  For payment to Barbara Y. Schwabe, widow of George B. 
Schwabe, late a Representative from the State of Oklahoma, 
$12,500.
  For payment to Lyla H. Murray, widow of Reid F. Murray, late 
a Representative from the State of Wisconsin, $12,500.
  For payment to Anna M. Byrne, and Elizabeth B. Turkenkoph, 
sisters of William T. Byrne, late a Representative from the 
State of New York, one-half to each, $12,500.
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             DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATION ACT, FISCAL YEAR 1934

           * * * * * * *

                    TITLE I--GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS

                        LEGISLATIVE ESTABLISHMENT

           * * * * * * *

                        house of representatives

           * * * * * * *
  Telegraph and telephone: For telegraph and telephone service, 
exclusive of personal services, fiscal year 1934, $67,000: 
Provided, That whenever a Representative, Delegate, or Resident 
Commissioner, or a United States Senator, shall fail to pay any 
sum or sums due from such person to the House of 
Representatives or Senate, respectively, the appropriate 
committee or officer of the House of Representatives or Senate, 
as the case may be, having jurisdiction of the activity under 
which such debt arose, shall certify such delinquent sum or 
sums to the [Sergeant at Arms of the House] Chief 
Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives in the 
case of an indebtedness to the House of Representatives and to 
the Secretary of the Senate in the case of an indebtedness to 
the Senate, and such latter officials are authorized and 
directed, respectively, to deduct from any salary, mileage, or 
expense money due to any such delinquent such certified amounts 
or so much thereof as the balance or balances due such 
delinquent may cover. Sums so deducted by the Secretary of the 
Senate shall be disposed of by him in accordance with existing 
law and sums so deducted by the [Sergeant at Arms of the House 
shall be paid to the Clerk of the House and] Chief 
Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives shall be 
disposed of by him in accordance with existing law.
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       SECTION 302 OF HOUSE RESOLUTION 287, NINETY-FIFTH CONGRESS

  [Sec. 302. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law and 
until otherwise provided by law--
          [(1) effective January 3, 1977, each Member of the 
        House of Representatives shall be entitled to 
        reimbursement under the nineteenth paragraph under the 
        subheading: Contingent Expenses of the House'' under 
        the heading ``HOUSE OF REPESENTATIVES'' in the 
        Legislative Appropriation Act, 1955 (2 U.S.C. 122a), or 
        under chapter 4, section 401, of the Supplemental 
        Appropriations Act, 1972 (2 U.S.C. 56), for any 
        official expense incurred in the United States; and
          [(2) the Clerk of the House may make disbursements 
        under the paragraph referred to in paragraph (1) by (A) 
        direct payment to the person from whom goods or 
        services are obtained by the Member involved under such 
        paragraph; or (B) reimbursement to the Member involved 
        or person designated by the Member.
  [(b) Effective January 3, 1978, notwithstanding any other 
provisions of law and until otherwise provided by law, and 
conditional upon the adoption of a House rule prohibiting 
Members of the House of Representatives from maintaining 
unofficial office accounts, the entitlement of each Member of 
the House of Representatives under the nineteenth paragraph 
under the subheading ``Contingent Expenses of the House'' under 
the heading ``HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES'' in the Legislative 
Appropriation Act, 1955 (2 U.S.C. 122a), or under chapter 4, 
section 401, of the Supplemental Appropriation Act, 1972 (2 
U.S.C. 56), shall not exceed $7,000 annually.
  [(c) Chapter 8, section 1 of the Act of February 12, 1868 (2 
U.S.C. 41) shall have no effect during the Ninety-fifth 
Congress.
  [(d) For purposes of this section, the terms ``Member of the 
House of Representatives'' and ``Member'' mean each 
Representative in, or Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, the 
House of Representatives.]
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              HOUSE RESOLUTION 420, NINETY-SECOND CONGRESS

  Resolved, [That (a) in addition to postage stamps authorized 
to be furnished under any other provision of law, until 
otherwise provided by law, the Clerk of the House of 
Representatives shall procure and furnish United States postage 
stamps (1) to each Representative, the Resident Commissioner of 
Puerto Rico, and the Delegate from the District of Columbia in 
an amount not exceeding $210 and (2) to each standing committee 
of the House of Representatives upon request of the chairman 
thereof, in an amount not exceeding $130.
  [(b) In addition to postage stamps authorized under any other 
provision of law, until otherwise provided by law, the Speaker, 
the majority and minority leaders, and the majority and 
minority whips of the House of Representatives shall each be 
allowed United States postage stamps in an amount not exceeding 
$190, and the following officers of the House of 
Representatives shall each be allowed such stamps in the 
amounts herein specified as follows: The Clerk of the House, 
$340; the Sergeant at Arms, $250; the Doorkeeper, $210; and the 
Postmaster, $170.
  [(c) There shall be paid out of the contingent fund of the 
House of Representatives such sums as may be necessary to carry 
out this resolution.]
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                         ACT OF AUGUST 27, 1958

   AN ACT To provide airmail and special delivery postage stamps for 
    Members of the House of Representatives on the basis of regular 
             sessions of Congress, and for other purposes.

  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
the United States of America in Congress assembled, [That the 
Clerk of the House of Representatives is authorized and 
directed to procure and furnish--
          [(1) to each Representative and Delegate and the 
        Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico, upon request by 
        such person, United States airmail and special delivery 
        postage stamps in an amount not exceeding $400, for the 
        first session of the Eighty-sixth Congress and for each 
        succeeding regular session of Congress, for the mailing 
        of postal matters arising in connection with his 
        official business; and
          [(2) to each standing committee of the House of 
        Representatives, upon request of the chairman thereof, 
        United States airmail and special delivery postage 
        stamps in an amount not exceeding $240, for the first 
        session of the Eighty-sixth Congress and for each 
        succeeding regular session of Congress, for official 
        business of each such committee.
  [Sec. 2. (1) The Speaker, the majority and minority leaders, 
and the majority and minority whips of the House of 
Representatives shall each be allowed, for the first session of 
the Eighty-sixth Congress and for each succeeding regular 
session of Congress, United States airmail and special delivery 
postage stamps in an amount not exceeding $360.
  [(2) For the first session of the Eighty-sixth Congress and 
for each succeeding regular session of Congress, the following 
officers of the House of Representatives shall each be allowed 
United States airmail and special delivery postage stamps in 
the amounts herein specified as follows: The Clerk of the 
House, $640; the Sergeant at Arms, $480; the Doorkeeper, $400; 
and the Postmaster, $320.
  [Sec. 3. In addition to amounts of United States airmail and 
special delivery postage stamps made available by this Act for 
the first session of the Eighty-sixth Congress, each person and 
committee referred to in this Act shall be entitled to receive, 
until June 30, 1959, the amount of such stamps to which he 
would have been entitled but for the enactment of this Act.
  [Sec. 4. Except as provided in section 3, amounts of United 
States airmail and special delivery postage stamps made 
available by the first section and section 2 of this Act shall 
be in lieu of, and not in addition to, any amounts of such 
stamps made available under any other provisions of law to 
persons and committees referred to in such sections.]
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              HOUSE RESOLUTION 532, EIGHTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS

  Resolved, [That (a) in addition to postage stamps authorized 
to be furnished under any other provision of law, until 
otherwise provided by law, the Clerk of the House of 
Representatives shall procure and furnish United States airmail 
and special delivery stamps (1) to each Representative and the 
Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico serving as such on and 
after the date of adoption of this resolution, in an amount not 
exceeding $100 and (2) to each standing committee of the House 
of Representatives, upon request of the chairman thereof, in an 
amount not exceeding $60.
  [(b) In addition to postage stamps authorized under any other 
provision of law, until otherwise provided by law, the Speaker, 
the majority and minority leaders, and the majority and 
minority whips of the House of Representatives shall each be 
allowed United States airmail and special delivery stamps in an 
amount not exceeding $90, and the following officers of the 
House of Representatives shall each be allowed such stamps in 
the amounts herein specified as follows: The Clerk of the 
House, $160; the Sergeant at Arms, $120; the Doorkeeper, $100; 
and the Postmaster, $80.
  [(c) There shall be paid out of the contingent fund of the 
House of Representatives such sums as may be necessary to carry 
out this resolution.]
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               HOUSE RESOLUTION 1003, NINETIETH CONGRESS

  Resolved, [That effective January 3, 1968, (a) in addition to 
postage stamps authorized to be furnished under any other 
provision of law, until otherwise provided by law, the Clerk of 
the House of Representatives shall procure and furnish United 
States airmail and special delivery postage stamps (1) to each 
Representative and the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico 
serving as such on and after the date of adoption of this 
resolution, in an amount not exceeding $200 and (2) to each 
standing committee of the House of Representatives, upon 
request of the chairman thereof, in an amount not exceeding 
$120.
  [(b) In addition to postage stamps authorized under any other 
provision of law, unless otherwise provided by law, the 
Speaker, the majority and minority leaders, and the majority 
and minority whips of the House of Representatives shall each 
be allowed United States airmail and special delivery postage 
stamps in an amount not exceeding $180, and the following 
officers of the House of Representatives shall each be allowed 
such stamps in the amounts herein specified as follows: The 
Clerk of the House, $320; the Sergeant at Arms, $240; the 
Doorkeeper, $200; and the Postmaster, $160.
  [(c) There shall be paid out of the contingent fund of the 
House of Representatives such sums as may be necessary to carry 
out this resolution.]
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               LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATION ACT, 1959

AN ACT Making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal 
           year ending June 30, 1959, and for other purposes.

  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the 
following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the 
Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the Legislative Branch 
for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1959, namely:

                                 SENATE

          * * * * * * *

                       Administrative Provisions

          * * * * * * *
  [The contingent fund of the House of Representatives is 
hereafter made available for reimbursement of transportation 
expenses incurred by Members (including the Resident 
Commissioner from Puerto Rico) in traveling, on official 
business, by the nearest usual route, between Washington, 
District of Columbia, and any point in the district which he 
represents, for a number of round trips each year not to exceed 
the number of months Congress is in session in such year, such 
reimbursement to be made in accordance with rules and 
regulations established by the Committee on House 
Administration of the House of Representative.]
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                         ACT OF AUGUST 28, 1965

  AN ACT To amend the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1959, to 
provide for reimbursement of transportation expenses for Members of the 
           House of Representatives, and for other purposes.

  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the 
last paragraph under the subheading ``Administrative 
Provisions'' under the heading ``SENATE'' in the Legislative 
Branch Appropriation Act, 1959 (2 U.S.C. 43b), is amended by 
striking out ``two'' where it last appears therein and 
inserting in lieu thereof ``four''.
  [Sec. 2. A Member of the House of Representatives (including 
the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico) may elect to 
receive in any year, in lieu of reimbursement of transportation 
expenses for such year as authorized by the last paragraph 
under the subheading ``Administrative Provisions'' under the 
heading ``SENATE'' in the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 
1959 (2 U.S.C. 43b), a lump sum transportation payment of $300 
for such year. The Committee on House Administration of the 
House of Representatives shall make such rules and regulations 
as may be necessary to carry out this section.]
  Sec. 3. The [contingent fund] applicable accounts of the 
House of Representatives is made available after the date of 
enactment of this Act for reimbursement of transportation 
expenses incurred by not to exceed two employees in the office 
of a Member of the House of Representatives (including the 
Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico) for one round trip 
each, or incurred by not to exceed one employee for two round 
trips, in any calendar year between Washington, District of 
Columbia, and the place of residence of the Member representing 
the congressional district involved. Such payment shall be made 
only upon vouchers approved by the Member containing a 
certification by him that such travel was performed in line of 
official duty, but the mileage allowed for any such trip shall 
not exceed the round trip mileage by the nearest usual route 
between Washington, District of Columbia, and the Member's 
place of residence in the congressional district involved. The 
Committee on House [Administration] Oversight of the House of 
Representatives shall make such rules and regulations as may be 
necessary to carry out this section.
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              HOUSE RESOLUTION 10, NINETY-FOURTH CONGRESS

           * * * * * * *
  Sec. 2. (a) Payments and reimbursements to staff persons 
under the first section of this resolution shall be made as 
provided (with respect to staff) in the regulations prescribed 
by the Committee on House [Administration] Oversight with 
respect to travel and other expenses of staff. Reimbursements 
shall be paid on special voucher forms prescribed by the 
Committee on House [Administration] Oversight.
  (b) Additional funds, if any, for staff allowances and office 
space for use by Members-elect (other than an incumbent Member 
reelected to the ensuing Congress) shall be authorized by the 
Committee on House [Administration] Oversight.
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               LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATION ACT, 1961

           * * * * * * *

                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

           * * * * * * *

                      stationery (revolving fund)

  [For a stationery allowance of $1,800 for each Member for the 
first session of the Eighty-seventh Congress, $788,400, to 
remain available until expended.]
           * * * * * * *
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              HOUSE RESOLUTION 533, EIGHTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS

  Resolved, [That, in addition to any amounts authorized by law 
and until otherwise provided by law, there shall be paid from 
the contingent fund of the House of Representatives an 
additional allowance for stationary of $600. Such payment shall 
be made to each Member and the Resident Commissioner from 
Puerto Rico serving as such on or after the date of adoption of 
this resolution.]
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              HOUSE RESOLUTION 1029, EIGHTY-NINTH CONGRESS

  Resolved, [That, in addition to any amounts authorized by 
law, there shall be paid from the contingent fund of the House 
of Representatives an additional allowance for stationery of 
$600. Such payment shall be made to each Member and the 
Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico serving as such on or 
after the date of adoption of this resolution.]
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                        ACT OF FEBRUARY 27, 1956

[AN ACT To provide for a prorated stationery allowance in the case of a 
Member of the House of Representatives elected for a portion of a term.

  [Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
the United States of America in Congress assembled, That in the 
case of any Member of the House of Representatives, Delegate, 
or Resident Commissioner who is elected for a portion of a 
term, the amount of stationery allowance which such Member, 
Delegate, or Resident Commissioner shall be paid shall be an 
amount, with respect to the year in which he commences his 
service, which is the same percentage of the total stationery 
allowance payable for service for all of such year as the 
number of months of his service in such year (counting the 
month in which he is elected as one month) is of the total 
number of months in such year. Such prorated stationery 
allowance shall be paid from the contingent fund of the House 
into the revolving fund for stationery allowances established 
in the eighth paragraph under the heading ``Contingent Expenses 
of the House'' under the general heading ``House of 
Representatives'' in the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 
1948.]
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                          ACT OF JUNE 23, 1949

AN ACT Relating to telephone and telegraph services and clerk hire for 
                Members of the House of Representatives.

  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
the United States of America in Congress assembled, [That in 
the case of each Member of the House of Representatives, there 
shall be paid from the contingent fund of the House of 
Representatives, in accordance with rules and regulations 
prescribed by the Committee on House Administration and subject 
to the limitations provided in section 2, the following 
charges:
          [(1) toll charges on strictly official long-distance 
        telephone calls made by or on behalf of the Member 
        within the United States, its Territories and 
        possessions and the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico; and
          [(2) charges on strictly official telegrams, 
        cablegrams, and radiograms sent by or on behalf of the 
        Member.
  [Sec. 2. (a) In the case of any Member of the House of 
Representatives other than the Speaker, the majority leader, 
the minority leader, the majority whip, and the minority whip, 
there shall be paid under the first section of this Act (1) 
toll charges on strictly official long-distance telephone 
calls, and (2) charges on strictly official telegrams, 
cablegrams, and radiograms, made or sent by or on behalf of the 
Member, aggregating not more than eighty thousand units during 
a term, except that if a Member is elected for a portion of a 
term, the aggregate number of units with respect to which such 
toll charges and charges may be paid under the first section of 
this Act for such portion of a term shall be reduced to a 
number which is the same percentage of eighty thousands as the 
number of days of his service in such portion of a term is of 
the total number of days in a term.
  [(b) For the purposes of subsection (a) of this section--
          [(1) one minute of a long-distance telephone call 
        shall be four units, and
          [(2) one word of a telegram, cablegram, or radiogram 
        shall be one unit.
  [(c) For the purposes of this section, the word ``term'' 
means the period beginning at noon on January 3 of an odd-
numbered calendar year and ending at noon on January 3 of the 
next succeeding odd-numbered calendar year.]
          * * * * * * *
  [Sec. 6. As used in this Act, the term ``Member'' or ``Member 
of the House of Representatives'' includes a Representative in 
Congress, a Delegate from a Territory, and the Resident 
Commissioner from Puerto Rico.]
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             HOUSE RESOLUTION 735, EIGHTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS

  Resolved, [That, until otherwise provided by law, there shall 
be paid out of the contingent fund of the House of 
Representatives, in accordance with regulations prescribed by 
the Committee on House Administration, such amounts as may be 
necessary to pay (1) toll charges on strictly official long-
distance telephone calls, and (2) charges on strictly official 
telegrams, cablegrams, and radiograms, made or sent by or on 
behalf of each Member of the House of Representatives 
(including the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico), other 
than the Speaker, the majority leader, the minority leader, the 
majority whip, and the minority whip, aggregating not to exceed 
ten thousand units during a term. The units authorized under 
this resolution shall be in addition to the number of units 
which such Member otherwise may be entitled during a term.
  [Sec. 2. As used in the first section of this resolution, the 
words ``unit'' and ``term'' shall have the meaning given such 
words by section 2 of the Act of June 23, 1949 (2 U.S.C. 46g).]
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              HOUSE RESOLUTION 531, EIGHTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS

  Resolved, [That, until otherwise provided by law, there shall 
be paid out of the contingent fund of the House of 
Representatives, in accordance with regulations prescribed by 
the Committee on House Administration, such amounts as may be 
necessary to pay (1) toll charges on strictly official long-
distance telephone calls, and (2) charges on strictly official 
telegrams, cablegrams, and radiograms, made or sent by or on 
behalf of each Member of the House of Representatives 
(including the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico), other 
than the Speaker, the majority leader, the minority leader, the 
majority whip, and the minority whip, aggregating not to exceed 
ten thousand units. The units authorized under this resolution 
shall be in addition to the number of units to which such 
Member otherwise may be entitled during a term.
  [Sec. 2. As used in the first section of this resolution, the 
words ``unit'' and ``term'' shall have the meaning given such 
words by section 2 of the Act of June 23, 1949 (2 U.S.C. 46g).]
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              HOUSE RESOLUTION 901, EIGHTY-NINTH CONGRESS

  Resolved, [That (a) there shall be paid out of the contingent 
fund of the House of Representatives, for the remainder of the 
Eighty-ninth Congress, in accordance with regulations 
prescribed by the Committee on House Administration, such 
amounts as may be necessary to pay--
          [(1) toll charges on strictly official long-distance 
        telephone calls, and
          [(2) charges on strictly official telegrams, 
        cablegrams, and radiograms,
made or sent by or on behalf of each Member of the House of 
Representatives (including the Resident Commissioner from 
Puerto Rico), other than the Speaker, the majority leader, the 
minority leader, the majority whip, and the minority whip, 
aggregating not to exceed forty thousand units, in addition to 
the number of units to which such Member or Resident 
Commissioner otherwise may be entitled during a term in the 
Eighty-ninth Congress, except that, if a Member or Resident 
Commissioner is elected for a portion of a term in the Eighty-
ninth Congress, the aggregate number of additional units to 
which he is entitled for such portion of a term under this 
subsection shall be a number which is the same percentage of 
forty thousand as the number of days of his service in such 
portion of a term is of the total number of days in a full 
term.
  [For the purposes of this subsection, the word ``unit'' shall 
have the meaning given such word by section 2 of the Act of 
June 23, 1949 (2 U.S.C. 46g), except that in the case of a 
night letter one word of such night letter shall be one-half 
unit; and the word ``term'' shall have the meaning given such 
word by section 2 of the Act of June 23, 1949 (2 U.S.C. 46g).
  [(b) Until otherwise provided by law, there shall be paid out 
of the contingent fund of the House of Representatives, in 
accordance with regulations prescribed by the Committee on 
House Administration, such amounts as may be necessary to pay--
          [(1) toll charges on strictly official long-distance 
        telephone calls, and
          [(2) charges on strictly official telegrams, cable-
        grams, and radiograms,
made or sent by or on behalf of each Member of the House of 
Representatives (including the Resident Commissioner from 
Puerto Rico), other than the Speaker, the majority leader, the 
minority leader, the majority whip, and the minority whip, 
aggregating not to exceed seventy thousand units for each 
session of the House of Representatives, except that, if a 
Member or Resident Commissioner is elected for a portion of a 
term, the aggregate number of units to which he is entitled 
under this subsection for each portion of a session served by 
him which is less than a full session shall be a number which 
is the same percentage of seventy thousand as the number of 
days of his service in such session less than a full session is 
of the total number of days of the full session. Such units 
(including any units less than one hundred and forty thousand 
to the credit of a Member or Resident Commissioner at the close 
of the Eighty-ninth Congress) shall accumulate and be available 
for use by each such Member and Resident Commissioner, from 
session to session and from term to term (if sessions and terms 
are consecutive), until the aggregate number of such units to 
the credit of each such Member or Resident Commissioner at the 
close of each session is not more than one hundred and forty 
thousand units; but all units in excess of one hundred and 
forty thousand at such time shall be forfeited and unavailable 
for use by such Member or Resident Commissioner. For the 
purposes of this subsection--
          [(A) one minute of a long-distance telephone call 
        shall be four units,
          [(B) one word of a telegram, cablegram, or radiogram 
        shall be one unit, except that one word of a night 
        letter shall be one-half unit,
          [(C) the word ``session'' means the period beginning 
        at noon on January 3 of each calendar year and ending 
        at noon on January 3 of the immediately following 
        calendar year, and
          [(D) the word ``term'' means the period beginning at 
        noon on January 3 of each odd-numbered calendar year 
        and ending at noon on January 3 of the next succeeding 
        odd-numbered calendar year.]
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              HOUSE RESOLUTION 418, NINETY-SECOND CONGRESS

  Resolved, [That (a) effective as of April 1, 1971, until 
otherwise provided by law, the Clerk of the House of 
Representatives shall reimburse, from the contingent fund of 
the House--
          [(1) each Member of the House of Representatives and 
        the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico in an amount 
        not more than $450 quarterly for charges for strictly 
        official telephone service incurred outside the 
        District of Columbia; and
          [(2) the Delegate from the District of Columbia in an 
        amount not more than $450 quarterly for charges for 
        strictly official telephone service incurred within the 
        District of Columbia.
  [(b) Any unused portion of each quarterly allowance provided 
by this section shall lapse. The Committee on House 
Administration shall make such rules and regulations as the 
committee considers necessary to carry out this section. The 
amounts provided by this section shall be in addition to any 
other amounts provided by law which may be available for 
payment of charges described in subsection (a) of this section.
  [Sec. 2. Effective as of April 1, 1971, until otherwise 
provided by law, the Clerk of the House of Representatives 
shall reimburse the Delegate from the District of Columbia, 
from the contingent fund of the House, in an amount not more 
than $300 quarterly, upon certification of the Delegate, for 
official office expenses incurred within the District of 
Columbia.]
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              HOUSE RESOLUTION 1297, NINETY-FIFTH CONGRESS

  Resolved, That (a) effective upon the date of adoption of 
this resolution, notwithstanding any provision of law and until 
otherwise provided by law, the [contingent fund] applicable 
accounts of the House shall be available to pay the reasonable 
expenses of sending or transporting the official records and 
papers of any Member of the House of Representatives from the 
District of Columbia to any location designated by such Member 
in the district represented by the Member.
  The [Clerk of the House of Representatives] Chief 
Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives is 
authorized and directed to provide for the most economical 
means of sending or transporting such documents to insure the 
orderly and timely delivery to the specified location. The 
Committee on [House Administration] House Oversight shall have 
the authority to issue rules and regulations to carry out the 
provisions of this resolution.
  Sec. 2. As used in this resolution--
          [(1) the term ``Member'' means a Representative, a 
        Resident Commissioner in the House, and a Delegate to 
        the House; and]
          (1) the term ``Member of the House of 
        Representatives'' means a Representative in, or a 
        Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, the Congress; and
          * * * * * * *
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     SECTION 311 OF THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 1991

  Sec. 311. (a) Except as otherwise provided in this section, 
funds appropriated by this Act or any other Act for expenses of 
official mail of any person entitled to use the congressional 
frank may be expended only in accordance with regulations 
prescribed by the Committee on Rules and Administration of the 
Senate or the Committee on [House Administration] House 
Oversight of the House of Representatives, as applicable. Such 
regulations shall require--
          (1) * * *
          * * * * * * *
          (3) with respect to the House of Representatives, 
        that in addition to any other report or information 
        made available to the public (through the House 
        Commission on Congressional Mailing Standards or 
        otherwise) regarding the use of the frank, the [Clerk 
        of the House of Representatives] Chief Administrative 
        Officer of the House of Representatives shall include 
        in the quarterly report of receipts and expenditures 
        submitted to the House of Representatives a statement 
        (based solely on data provided for that purpose by the 
        Committee on [House Administration] House Oversight of 
        the House of Representatives and the House Commission 
        on Congressional Mailing Standards) of costs charged 
        against the Official Mail Allowance for each person 
        entitled to use the congressional frank.
  (b) The Postmaster General, in consultation with the 
Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate and the 
Committee on [House Administration] House Oversight of the 
House of Representatives--
          (1)  * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (e)(1) There is established in the House of Representatives 
an Official Mail Allowance for Members, officers, and employees 
of the House of Representatives who are persons entitled to use 
the congressional frank. Regulations for use of the Official 
Mail Allowance shall be prescribed--
          (A) by the Committee on [House Administration] House 
        Oversight of the House of Representatives, with respect 
        to allocation and expenditures relating to the 
        Allowance; and
          * * * * * * *
  (2) The Official Mail Allowance--
          (A) shall be available [only] for postage for franked 
        mail sent at a first class, third class, or fourth 
        class rate;
          * * * * * * *
  (3)(A) Subject to subparagraph (B), each Member of the House 
of Representatives may transfer amounts from the [Official 
Expenses Allowance and the Clerk Hire Allowance] Members' 
Representational Allowance of the Member to the Official Mail 
Allowance of the Member.
  (B) The total amount a Member may so transfer with respect to 
a session of Congress may not exceed $25,000.
  (4) The [Official Expenses Allowance] Members' 
Representational Allowance shall be available to a Member of 
the House of Representatives for the payment of nonpostage fees 
and charges referred to in paragraph (2)(D) and for postage for 
mail for official business sent outside the United States.
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         SECTION 5 OF THE FEDERAL PAY COMPARABILITY ACT OF 1970

            pay adjustments in the house of representatives

  Sec. 5. (a) Whenever an adjustment under section 5303 of 
title 5, United States Code, becomes effective with respect to 
rates of pay under the General Schedule, [Clerk of the House of 
Representatives] Chief Administrative Officer of the House of 
Representatives in such manner as he considers advisable--
          (1) effective on the first day of the month in which 
        such pay adjustment by the President is made effective 
        as described above, shall adjust--
                  (A) each minimum and maximum rate of pay 
                applicable to any employee or class of 
                employees whose pay is disbursed by the [Clerk 
                of the House] Chief Administrative Officer 
                (other than a maximum rate equal to or greater 
                than the maximum rate then currently being paid 
                under the General Schedule of section 5332 of 
                title 5, United States Code, as a result of 
                such adjustment); and
                  (B) each monetary limitation on or monetary 
                allowance for pay applicable to any such 
                employee or class of employees[, including but 
                not limited to--
                          [(i) the clerk hire allowance for 
                        each Member of the House of 
                        Representatives and the Resident 
                        Commissioner from Puerto Rico; and
                          [(ii) the allowances for additional 
                        office personnel in the offices of the 
                        Speaker, the majority leader, the 
                        minority leader, the majority whip, and 
                        the minority whip, of the House of 
                        Representatives;];
        by an amount rounded to the nearest $100 and computed 
        on the basis of a percentage equal or equivalent, 
        insofar as practicable and with such variations as the 
        [Clerk] Chief Administrative Officer considers 
        appropriate, to the percentage of the adjustment under 
        such section 5303;
          (2) shall determine, with respect to the employees 
        and classes of employees within the purview of this 
        section whose pay is disbursed by the [Clerk] Chief 
        Administrative Officer, the respective amounts of pay 
        adjustments which are equal or equivalent, insofar as 
        practicable and with such exceptions and modifications 
        as may be necessary to provide for appropriate pay 
        relationships between positions, to corresponding 
        increases in pay, as determined by the [Clerk] Chief 
        Administrative Officer, made by the pay adjustment by 
        the President; and
          (3) shall transmit to the appropriate pay-fixing 
        authority concerned in the House of Representatives a 
        copy of his determinations with respect to the pay of 
        those employees whose pay is fixed and adjusted by that 
        authority.
  (b) After consideration of the pay determinations transmitted 
by the [Clerk of the House] Chief Administrative Officer, the 
pay-fixing authority concerned may adjust, notwithstanding the 
provisions contained in section 665 of title 31, United States 
Code, the rates of pay concerned in such manner as that 
authority considers appropriate.
          * * * * * * *
  (d) This section shall not be deemed to authorize any 
adjustment in the rates of pay of employees whose rates of pay 
are disbursed by the [Clerk of the House of Representatives] 
Chief Administrative Officer and are fixed and adjusted from 
time to time as nearly as is consistent with the public 
interest in accordance with prevailing rates or practices, 
including employees subject to the House Wage Schedule.
          * * * * * * *
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              LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 1988

          * * * * * * *

                     TITLE III--GENERAL PROVISIONS

          * * * * * * *
  Sec. 307. (a) * * *
  (b) As used in this section--
          (1) the term ``essential support activity or 
        function'' means a support activity or function so 
        designated by the Committee on [House Administration] 
        House Oversight of the House of Representatives or the 
        Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate, 
        acting jointly or separately, as appropriate;
          * * * * * * *
  Sec. 311. (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (d)(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, or 
any other provision of law, rule, or regulation, hereafter each 
time the President pro tempore of the Senate exercises any 
authority pursuant to any of the amendments made by this 
section with respect to rates of pay or any other matter 
relating to personnel whose pay is disbursed by the Secretary 
of the Senate, or whenever any of the events described in 
paragraph (2) occurs, the Speaker of the House of 
Representatives may adjust the rates of pay (and any minimum or 
maximum rate, limitation, or allowance) applicable to personnel 
whose pay is disbursed by the [Clerk of the House of 
Representatives] Chief Administrative Officer of the House of 
Representatives to the extent necessary to ensure--
          (A) * * *
          * * * * * * *
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 JOINT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PAYMENT OF SALARIES OF THE OFFICERS 
 AND EMPLOYEES OF CONGRESS FOR DECEMBER ON THE 20TH DAY OF THAT MONTH 
                   EACH YEAR'', APPROVED MAY 21, 1937

 JOINT RESOLUTION Authorizing the payment of salaries of the officers 
 and employees of Congress for December on the 20th day of that month 
                               each year.

  Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, That the 
[Clerk] Chief Administrative Officer of the House of 
Representatives is authorized and directed to pay to the 
officers and employees of the House of Representatives, 
including the Capitol Police and Office of Legislative Counsel, 
and employees paid on vouchers under authority of resolutions, 
their respective salaries for the month of December on the 20th 
day of that month, each year, except when the 20th of the month 
falls on Sunday, in which case the said salaries shall be paid 
on the 19th of December.
  Sec. 2. The [Clerk] Chief Administrative Officer of the House 
of Representatives is authorized and directed to pay to the 
officers and employees of the House of Representatives, 
including the Capitol Police and Office of Legislative Counsel, 
and employees paid on voucher under authority of resolutions, 
their respective salaries on the first workday preceding the 
last day of any month (except the month of December) when the 
last day of such month falls on a Sunday or a legal holiday.
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     FIRST SECTION OF HOUSE RESOLUTION 732, NINETY-FOURTH CONGRESS

  Resolved, That (a) until otherwise provided by law, the 
[Clerk of the House of Representatives (hereinafter in this 
resolution referred to as the ``Clerk'') and the Sergeant at 
Arms of the House of Representatives (hereafter in this 
resolution referred to as the ``Sergeant at Arms'') shall, in 
accordance with the provisions of] Chief Administrative Officer 
of the House of Representatives shall, in accordance with 
subsections (b), (c), and (d) enter into an agreement with any 
State, at the request for agreement from the proper State 
official. The agreement shall [provide that--
          [(1) the Clerk, in the case of employees whose 
        compensation is disbursed by the Clerk; and
          [(2) the Sergeant at Arms, in the case of Members of 
        the House of Representatives; shall withhold] provide 
        that the Chief Administrative Officer shall withhold 
        State income tax in the case of each Member and 
        employee who is subject to such income tax and who 
        voluntarily requests such withholding.
  (b) Any agreement entered into under subsection (a) shall not 
require the [Clerk or the Sergeant at Arms] Chief 
Administrative Officer to remit sums withheld pursuant to any 
such agreement more often than once each calendar quarter.
  (c)(1) The [Clerk and the Sergeant at Arms] Chief 
Administrative Officer shall, before entering into any 
agreement under subsection (a), transmit a statement with 
respect to the proposed agreement to the Committee on House 
Administration of the House of Representatives (hereinafter in 
this resolution referred to as the ``committee''). Such 
statement shall set forth a detailed description of the 
proposed agreement, together with any other information which 
the committee may require.
  (2) If the committee does not disapprove, through appropriate 
action, any proposed agreement transmitted to the committee 
under paragraph (1) no later than ten legislative days after 
receiving such proposed agreement, then the [Clerk or the 
Sergeant at Arms, as the case may be,] Chief Administrative 
Officer may enter into such proposed agreement. The [Clerk or 
the Sergeant at Arms, as the case may be,] Chief Administrative 
Officer may not enter into any proposed agreement if such 
proposed agreement is disapproved by the committee under this 
paragraph.
  (d)(1) A Member or employee may have in effect at any time 
only one request for withholding under subsection (a), and such 
Member or employee may not have more than two such requests in 
effect with respect to different States during any one calendar 
year. The request for withholding is effective on the first day 
of the month in which the request is processed by the [Clerk or 
the Sergeant at Arms] Chief Administrative Officer, but in no 
event later than on the first day of the first month beginning 
after the day on which such request is received by the [Clerk 
or the Sergeant at Arms] Chief Administrative Officer, except 
that--
          (A) when the [Clerk or the Sergeant at Arms] Chief 
        Administrative Officer first enters into an agreement 
        with a State under subsection (a), a request for 
        withholding shall be effective on such date as the 
        [Clerk or the Sergeant at Arms] Chief Administrative 
        Officer may determine;
          (B) when an individual first receives an appointment 
        as an employee, the request shall be effective on the 
        day of appointment, if the individual makes the request 
        at the time of appointment; and
          (C) when an individual first becomes a Member, the 
        request shall be effective on the day such individual 
        takes the oath of office as a Member, if the individual 
        makes the request at such time.
  (2) A Member or employee may change the State designated by 
such Member or employee for purposes of having withholdings 
made, and may request that the withholdings be remitted in 
accordance with such change. A Member or employee also may 
revoke any request of such Member or employee for withholding. 
Any change in the State designated or revocation is effective 
on the first day of the month in which the request or the 
revocation is processed by the [Clerk or the Sergeant at Arms] 
Chief Administrative Officer, but in no event later than on the 
first day of the first month beginning after the day on which 
such request or revocation is received by the [Clerk or the 
Sergeant at Arms] Chief Administrative Officer.
  (e) This resolution imposes no duty, burden, or requirement 
upon the United States, the House of Representatives, or any 
officer or employee or the United States, except as 
specifically provided in this resolution. Nothing in this 
resolution shall be deemed to consent to the application of any 
provision of law which has the effect of subjecting the United 
States, the House of Representatives, or any officer or 
employee of the United States to any penalty or liability by 
reason of the provisions of this resolution. Any paper, form, 
document, or any other item filed with, or submitted to, the 
[Clerk or the Sergeant at Arms] Chief Administrative Officer 
under this resolution is considered to be a paper of the House 
of Representatives within the provisions of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives.
  Sec. 2. For purposes of this resolution--
          (1) the term ``State'' means any of the several 
        States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of 
        Puerto Rico, or any other territory or possession of 
        the United States;
          (2) the term ``Member means a Member of the House of 
        Representatives, the Delegates from the District of 
        Columbia, Guam, and the Virgin Islands, and the 
        Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico; and
          (3) the term ``legislative days'' does not include 
        any calendar day on which the House of Representatives 
        is not in session.
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               HOUSE RESOLUTION 12, NINETY-FIFTH CONGRESS

  Resolved, That (a) until otherwise provided by law and except 
as provided in subsection (c), the [Clerk] Chief Administrative 
Officer of the House of Representatives shall--
          (1) notify employees of the opportunity to have 
        amounts withheld from their compensation for 
        contribution to charitable organizations; and
          * * * * * * *
  (b) The [Clerk] Chief Administrative Officer of the House of 
Representatives shall, to the extent practicable, carry out 
subsection (a) at or about the time of the Combined Federal 
Campaign and other fundraising in the executive branch of the 
Federal Government conducted pursuant to Executive Order 10927, 
dated March 18, 1961, and at such other times as such officer 
deems appropriate.
          * * * * * * *
  (d) This resolution imposes no duty, burden, or requirement 
upon the United States, the House of Representatives, or any 
officer or employee of the United States, except as 
specifically provided in this resolution. Nothing in this 
resolution shall be deemed to consent to the application of any 
provision of law which has the effect of subjecting the United 
States, the House of Representatives, or any officer or 
employee of the United States to any penalty or liability by 
reason of the provisions of this resolution. Any paper, form, 
document, or any other item filed with, or submitted to, the 
[Clerk] Chief Administrative Officer of the House of 
Representatives under this resolution is considered to be a 
paper of the House of Representatives within the provisions of 
the Rules of the House of Representatives.
  Sec. 2. For purposes of this resolution--
          (1) the term ``charitable organization'' means 
        national voluntary health and welfare agencies 
        designated by the Chairman of the Civil Service 
        Commission pursuant to Executive Order 10927, dated 
        March 19, 1961; and
          [(2) the term ``Clerk'' means the Clerk of the House 
        of Representatives;
          [(3)] (2) the term ``employee'' means any employee of 
        the House of Representatives whose compensation is 
        disbursed by the [Clerk] Chief Administrative Officer 
        of the House of Representatives.
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              HOUSE RESOLUTION 420, NINETY-THIRD CONGRESS

  Resolved, That (a) until otherwise provided by law and 
notwithstanding any other provision of law, each Member of, 
Delegate to, and Resident Commissioner in, the House of 
Representatives is authorized to hire for two months in any 
year one additional employee to be known as a Lyndon Baines 
Johnson congressional intern in honor of the former President. 
Each such intern shall be a student or a teacher and certified 
as such under subsection (b) of this section. Each such Member, 
Delegate, or Resident Commissioner shall have available for 
payment of compensation to such intern a total allowance of 
$1,000, to be payable to such intern at a rate not to exceed 
$500 per month, out of the [contingent fund of the House] 
applicable accounts of the House of Representatives. Such 
intern and such allowance shall be in addition to all personnel 
and allowances made available to such Member, Delegate, or 
Resident Commissioner under other provisions of law or other 
authority.
  (b) No person shall be paid compensation as a Lyndon Baines 
Johnson congressional intern who does not have on file with the 
[Clerk] Chief Administrative Officer of the House of 
Representatives, at all times during the period of his 
employment as such intern, an appropriate certificate which is 
applicable to his intern status, as described below:
          (1) if the intern is a student, a certificate that 
        such intern was during the academic year immediately 
        preceding his employment, a bona fide student at a 
        college, university, or similar institution of higher 
        learning; or
          * * * * * * *
  (c) The Committee on [House Administration] House Oversight 
shall prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to carry 
out this section.
          * * * * * * *
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     SECTION 310 OF THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATION ACT, 1979

  Sec. 310. [(a)] The provisions of subsections (a) and (b) of 
section 106 of the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1963 
(as amended by section 110 of this Act), shall apply to 
telephone operators (including the chief operator and assistant 
chief operators) on the United States Capitol telephone 
exchange and members of the Capitol Police whose compensation 
is disbursed by the [Clerk] Chief Administrative Officer of the 
House of Representatives in the same manner and to the same 
extent as such provisions apply to individuals whose 
compensation is disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate. For 
purposes of so applying such subsections, creditable service 
shall include service performed as an employee of the United 
States Capitol telephone exchange or a member of the Capitol 
Police whether compensation therefor is disbursed by the 
[Clerk] Chief Administrative Officer of the House of 
Representatives or the Secretary of the Senate.
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     SECTION 105 OF THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATION ACT, 1968

  Sec. 105. (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  [(j) The rate of compensation of each telephone operator on 
the United States Capitol telephone exchange and each member of 
the Capitol Police, whose compensation is disbursed by the 
Clerk of the House of Representatives shall be converted to a 
gross rate in accordance with the provisions of this section.]
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                 LEGISLATIVE REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1946

                            TABLE OF CONTENTS

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                         Title II--Miscellaneous

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            part 3--provisions relating to capitol and pages

Sec. 241. Remodeling of caucus rooms and restaurants.
Sec. 242. Assignment of Capitol space.
[Sec. 243. Senate and House pages.]
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             TITLE I--CHANGES IN RULES OF SENATE AND HOUSE

          * * * * * * *

              Part 3--Provisions Applicable to Both Houses

          * * * * * * *

 legislative review by standing committees of the senate and house of 
                            representatives

  Sec. 136. (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (c) The preceding provisions of this section do not apply to 
the Committees on Appropriations and the Budget of the Senate 
and the Committees on Appropriations, the Budget, [House 
Administration] House Oversight, Rules, and Standards of 
Official Conduct of the House.
          * * * * * * *

                        TITLE II--MISCELLANEOUS

    Part 1--Statutory Provisions Relating to Congressional Personnel

          * * * * * * *

                            committee staffs

  Sec. 202. (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (f) No committee shall appoint to its staff any experts or 
other personnel detailed or assigned from any department or 
agency of the Government, except with the written permission of 
the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate or the 
Committee on House [Administration] Oversight of the House of 
Representatives, as the case may be.
          * * * * * * *
  (i)(1) Each standing committee of the Senate or House of 
Representatives is authorized, with the approval of the 
Committee on Rules and Administration in the case of standing 
committees of the Senate, or the Committee on House 
[Administration] Oversight in the case of standing committees 
of the House of Representatives, within the limits of funds 
made available from the [contingent funds of the respective 
Houses pursuant to resolutions, which] contingent fund of the 
Senate or the applicable accounts of the House of 
Representatives pursuant to resolutions which, in the case of 
the Senate, shall specify the maximum amounts which may be used 
for such purpose, approved by [such respective Houses,] the 
appropriate House, to procure the temporary services (not in 
excess of one year) or intermittent services of individual 
consultants, or organizations thereof, to make studies or 
advise the committee with respect to any matter within its 
jurisdiction or with respect to the administration of the 
affairs of the committee.
          * * * * * * *
  (3) With respect to the standing committees of the Senate, 
any such consultant or organization shall be selected by the 
chairman and ranking minority member of the committee, acting 
jointly. With respect to the standing committees of the House 
of Representatives, the standing committee concerned shall 
select any such consultant or organization. The committee shall 
submit to the Committee on Rules and Administration in the case 
of standing committees of the Senate, and the Committee on 
House [Administration] Oversight in the case of standing 
committees of the House of Representatives, information bearing 
on the qualifications of each consultant whose services are 
procured pursuant to this subsection, including organizations, 
and such information shall be retained by that committee and 
shall be made available for public inspection upon request.
  (j)(1) Each standing committee of the Senate or House of 
Representatives is authorized, with the approval of the 
Committee on Rules and Administration in the case of standing 
committees of the Senate, and the [Committee on House 
Administration in the case of standing committees of the House 
of Representatives, and within the limits of funds made 
available from the contingent funds of the respective Houses] 
committee involved in the case of standing committees of the 
House of Representatives, and within the limits of funds made 
available from the contingent fund of the Senate or the 
applicable accounts of the House of Representatives pursuant to 
resolutions, which, in the case of the Senate, shall specify 
the maximum amounts which may be used for such purpose, 
approved by the appropriate House pursuant to resolutions, 
which shall specify the maximum amounts which may be used for 
such purpose, approved by such respective Houses, to provide 
assistance for members of its professional staff in obtaining 
specialized training, whenever that committee determines that 
such training will aid the committee in the discharge of its 
responsibilities. Any joint committee of the Congress whose 
expenses are paid out of funds disbursed by the Secretary of 
the Senate or by the [Clerk of the House] Chief Administrative 
Officer of the House of Representatives, the Committee on 
Appropriations of the Senate, and the Majority Policy Committee 
and Minority Policy Committee of the Senate are each authorized 
to expend, for the purpose of providing assistance in 
accordance with paragraphs (2), (3), and (4) of this subsection 
for members of its staff in obtaining such training, any part 
of amounts appropriated to that committee.
          * * * * * * *
  Sec. 208. (a) In case of a vacancy, from whatever cause, in 
the office of Clerk, Sergeant at Arms, [Doorkeeper, 
Postmaster,] Chief Administrative Officer or Chaplain, of the 
House of Representatives, or in case of the incapacity or 
inability of the incumbent of any such office to perform the 
duties thereof, the Speaker of the House of Representatives may 
appoint a person to act as, and to exercise temporarily the 
duties of, Clerk, Sergeant at Arms, [Doorkeeper, Postmaster,] 
Chief Administrative Officer or Chaplain, as the case may be, 
until a person is chosen by the House of Representatives and 
duly qualifies as Clerk, Sergeant at Arms, [Doorkeeper, 
Postmaster,] Chief Administrative Officer or Chaplain, as the 
case may be, or until the termination of the incapacity or 
inability of the incumbent.
          * * * * * * *

                     joint committee on the library

  Sec. 223. The Joint Committee of Congress on the Library 
shall hereafter consist of the chairman and four members of the 
Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate and the 
chairman and four members of the Committee on House 
[Administration] Oversight of the House of Representatives.
          * * * * * * *

            Part 3--Provisions Relating to Capitol and Pages

          * * * * * * *

                        [SENATE AND HOUSE PAGES

  [Sec. 243. (a) The Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of 
the House of Representatives, acting jointly, are authorized 
and directed to enter into an arrangement with the Board of 
Education of the District of Columbia for the education of 
Congressional pages and pages of the Supreme Court in the 
public school system of the District. Such arrangement shall 
include provision for reimbursement to the District of Columbia 
for any additional expenses incurred by the public school 
system of the District in carrying out such arrangement.
  [(b) There are hereby authorized to be appropriated such sums 
as may be necessary to reimburse the District of Columbia in 
accordance with the arrangement referred to in subsection (a).
  [(c) Notwithstanding the provisions of subsections (a) and 
(b) of this section, said page or pages may elect to attend a 
private or parochial school of their own choice: Provided, 
however, That such private or parochial school shall be 
reimbursed by the Senate and House of Representatives only in 
the same amount as would be paid if the page or pages were 
attending a public school under the provisions of paragraphs 
(a) and (b) of this section.]

             authorization of appropriations and personnel

  Sec. 244. All necessary funds required to carry out the 
provisions of this Act, by the Secretary of the Senate and the 
Clerk of the House, are hereby authorized to be appropriated, 
and the Secretary of the Senate [and the Clerk of the House 
are] is hereby further authorized to employ such administrative 
assistants as may be necessary in order to carry out the 
provisions of this Act under [their respective jurisdictions] 
the jurisdiction of the Secretary.
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               LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATION ACT, 1948

          * * * * * * *

                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

          * * * * * * *

                    Contingent Expenses of the House

          * * * * * * *
  The appropriation for committee employees as contained in 
this Act and hereafter, shall be available in such amounts and 
under such regulations as may be approved by the Committee on 
House [Administration] Oversight for compensation of employees 
of the standing committees of the House of Representatives, 
except the Committee on Appropriations.
          * * * * * * *
  [Every committee serving the House of Representatives shall 
report to the Clerk of the House within fifteen days after 
December 31 and June 30 of each year the name, profession, and 
total salary of each person employed by such committee or any 
subcommittee thereof during the period covered by such report, 
and shall make an accounting of funds made available to and 
expended by such committee or subcommittee during such period, 
and such information when reported shall be published in the 
Congressional Record. The first such report shall cover the 
period beginning on January 3, 1947, and ending on June 30, 
1947, and succeeding reports shall cover the six months' period 
ending on the preceding December 31 or June 30, as the case may 
be. The information required to be reported and published shall 
be in lieu of the information required to be reported and 
published under section 134(b) of the Legislative 
Reorganization Act of 1946, as amended, in the case of 
committees of the House and their subcommittees.]
          * * * * * * *
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             HOUSE RESOLUTION 487, EIGHTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS

  Resolved, That effective January 10, 1962, there shall be 
paid from the [contingent fund of the House] applicable 
accounts of the House of Representatives, until otherwise 
provided by law, for personal services in the office of the 
Speaker of the House, an additional basic sum of $10,000 per 
annum.
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              HOUSE RESOLUTION 393, NINETY-FIFTH CONGRESS

  Resolved, That (a) * * *
  (b) The annual rate of compensation for any individual 
employed under subsection (a) shall not exceed the annual rate 
of basic pay of level V of the Executive Schedule of section 
5316 of title 5, United States Code, and until otherwise 
provided by law such compensation as may be necessary shall be 
paid from the [contingent fund of the House] applicable 
accounts of the House of Representatives.
  Sec. 2. Effective March 1, 1977, and until otherwise provided 
by law, there shall be paid out of the [contingent fund of the 
House] applicable accounts of the House of Representatives such 
additional amounts as may be necessary for office personnel, 
and rental or lease of necessary equipment, of each of the 
following officials of the House the following per annum 
amounts:
          (1) * * *
          * * * * * * *
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  SECTION 112 OF THE CONGRESSIONAL OPERATIONS APPROPRIATION ACT, 1984

  Sec. 112. The funds provided under the provisions of 
[sections 74(a)-4 and 333 of title 2, United States Code,] 
section 2 of House Resolution 393, Ninety-fifth Congress, 
agreed to March 31, 1977, as enacted into permanent law by 
section 115 of the Congressional Operations Appropriation Act, 
1978, and section 473 of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 
1970, shall be limited to use for the compensation of 
additional personnel and other necessary official expenses.
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     SECTION 101 OF THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 1995

          * * * * * * *

                       [Administrative Provision

  [Sec. 101. (a) Transfer of Majority and Minority Printers to 
Director of Non-legislative and Financial Services.--As soon as 
practicable, but not later than October 1, 1994, authority over 
the Majority and Minority Printers of the House of 
Representatives shall be transferred to the Director of Non-
legislative and Financial Services of the House.
  [(b) Fees for Offices and Utilities.--
          [(1) In general.--Upon the transfer required by 
        subsection (a), the Director shall charge the Majority 
        and Minority Printers a reasonable monthly fee for the 
        rental of offices and utilities.
          [(2) Availability of receipts.--The amounts received 
        under this subsection shall be deposited in the 
        Treasury of the United States for credit to the 
        appropriation for ``Salaries and Expenses of the House 
        of Representatives'', and shall be available for 
        expenditure in any fiscal year to the extent provided 
        in appropriations Acts.
  [(c) Applicability.--This section shall take effect upon the 
date of the enactment of this Act and shall apply to any fiscal 
year.]
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      SECTION 7 OF THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATION ACT, 1943

  Sec. 7. That hereafter in case of the death, resignation, 
separation from office, or disability of the [Clerk of the 
House of Representatives, the accounts of such Clerk] Chief 
Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives, the 
accounts of the Chief Administrative Officer may be continued 
and payments made in his name by the disbursing clerk of the 
House of Representatives for a period extending not beyond the 
quarterly period during which a [new Clerk of the House of 
Representatives shall have been elected and qualified] new 
Chief Administrative Officer shall have been appointed. Such 
accounts and payments shall be allowed[, audited,] and settled 
in the General Accounting Office, and the checks signed in the 
name of the [former Clerk of the House of Representatives] 
former Chief Administrative Officer shall be honored by the 
Treasurer of the United States, in the same manner as if [such 
former Clerk] the former Chief Administrative Officer had 
continued in office. [The former Clerk] The former Chief 
Administrative Officer or his estate shall not be subject to 
any legal liability or penalty for the official acts and 
defaults of such disbursing clerk acting in the name or in the 
place of [such former Clerk] the former Chief Administrative 
Officer under this section, but such disbursing clerk shall be 
responsible therefor. The accounts and payments referred to in 
the second sentence shall be audited by the Inspector General 
of the House of Representatives.
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               HOUSE RESOLUTION 8, NINETY-FIFTH CONGRESS

  Resolved, That, until otherwise provided by law--
          (1) each employee referred to in subsection (a) of 
        the first sentence of House Resolution 413, Ninety-
        fourth Congress, adopted May 6, 1976[,], and
          (2) each employee in a position referred to in 
        subsection (b) of section 523 of Public Law 91-510[, 
        and]
          [(3) each individual with respect to whose 
        compensation House Resolution 890. Ninety-second 
        Congress, was made permanent law by Public Law 92-607,]
may be compensated at a rate not in excess of the rate of basic 
pay for one pay level above the maximum pay level for employees 
of the House of Representatives provided under clause 6(c) of 
Rule XI of the Rules of the House of Representatives.
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              HOUSE RESOLUTION 909, EIGHTY-NINTH CONGRESS

  Resolved, [That, until otherwise provided by law--
          [(1) the compensation of the Doorkeeper of the House 
        of Representatives shall be at a gross per annum rate 
        which is equal to the gross per annum rate of 
        compensation of the Clerk, and of the Sergeant at Arms, 
        of the House of Representatives; and
          [(2) the additional sums necessary to carry out this 
        resolution shall be paid out of the contingent fund of 
        the House of Representatives.
This resolution shall become effective as of July 1, 1966.]
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              HOUSE RESOLUTION 890, NINETY-SECOND CONGRESS

  Resolved, That, (a) until otherwise provided by law, the per 
annum gross rate of compensation of the Clerk, [the 
Doorkeeper,] the Sergeant at Arms, and the Chief of Staff of 
the Joint Committee on Internal Revenue Taxation of the House 
of Representatives, shall be equal to the annual rate of basic 
pay fixed for level IV of the Executive Schedule under section 
5315 of title 5, United States Code.
          * * * * * * *
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 A RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE EMPLOYMENT OF A SPECIAL ASSISTANT, AND 
    VACATING THE POSITION OF CHIEF DOORMAN, OFFICE OF THE DOORKEEPER

            (HOUSE RESOLUTION 560, EIGHTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS)

  Resolved, [That, effective March 1, 1962, there is hereby 
created the position of Special Assistant, Office of the 
Doorkeeper, at the basic salary rate of $3,000 per annum.
  [Sec. 2. Effective March 1, 1962, one position of Chief 
Doorman (House Gallery), Office of the Doorkeeper, at the basic 
salary rate of $2,500 per annum is hereby vacated.
  [The additional sum necessary to carry out the provisions of 
this resolution shall be paid from the contingent fund of the 
House until otherwise provided by law.]
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             HOUSE RESOLUTION 603, EIGHTY-SEVENTH CONGRESS

          * * * * * * *
  [Sec. 2. The basic compensation of each of two positions of 
Telephone Clerk (one minority) in the Office of the Doorkeeper 
of the House of Representatives shall be at the rate of $3,000 
per annum.]
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                       THE ACT OF OCTOBER 1, 1890

CHAP. 1256.--An Act defining certain duties of the Sergeant-at-Arms of 
         the House of Representatives, and for other purposes.

  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
the United States of America in Congress assembled, That it 
shall be the duty of the Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of 
Representatives to attend the House during its sittings, to 
maintain order under the direction of the Speaker, and, pending 
the election of a Speaker or Speaker pro tempore, under the 
direction of the Clerk, execute the commands of the House and 
all processes issued by authority thereof, directed to him by 
the Speaker[, keep the accounts for the pay and mileage of 
members and delegates, and pay them as provided by law].
          * * * * * * *
  Sec. 3. That the moneys which have been, or may be, 
appropriated for the compensation and mileage of members and 
delegates shall be paid at the Treasury on requisitions drawn 
by the [Sergeant-at-Arms] Chief Administrative Officer of the 
House of Representatives, and shall be kept, disbursed, and 
accounted for by him according to law, and he shall be a 
disbursing officer, but he shall not be entitled to any 
compensation additional to the salary now fixed by law.
          * * * * * * *
  [Sec. 7. That the Sergeant-at-Arms of the House of 
Representatives shall prepare and submit to the House of 
Representatives, at the commencement of each regular session of 
Congress, a statement in writing exhibiting the several sums 
drawn by him pursuant to the provisions of this act, the 
application and disbursement of the same, and the balance, if 
any, remaining in his hands.]
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                SECOND DEFICIENCY ACT, FISCAL YEAR, 1928

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                              LEGISLATIVE

          * * * * * * *

                        house of representatives

          * * * * * * *
  Hereafter the [Sergeant-at-Arms of the House] Chief 
Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives is 
authorized, in the disbursement of gratuity appropriations, to 
make deductions of such amounts as may be due to or through his 
office or as may be due the House of Representatives.
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   JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE FOR ON-THE-SPOT AUDITS BY THE GENERAL 
 ACCOUNTING OFFICE OF THE FISCAL RECORDS OF THE OFFICE OF THE SERGEANT 
    AT ARMS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES, APPROVED JULY 26, 1949

  [JOINT RESOLUTION To provide for on-the-spot audits by the General 
 Accounting Office of the fiscal records of the Office of the Sergeant 
                at Arms of the House of Representatives.

  Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, [That in order 
to provide additional protection for the appropriated and trust 
funds of the Office of the Sergeant at Arms of the House of 
Representatives, the Comptroller General of the United States 
shall, not less frequently than once each six months, detail 
employees of the General Accounting Office to make an on-the-
spot audit of all receipts and disbursements pertaining to the 
fiscal records of such Office of the Sergeant at Arms. The 
Comptroller General shall report to the Speaker and Sergeant at 
Arms of the House of Representatives the results of each such 
audit.]
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              HOUSE RESOLUTION 465, EIGHTY-FOURTH CONGRESS

  Resolved, [That there is hereby authorized to be paid out of 
the contingent fund of the House, upon vouchers authorized and 
approved by the Committee on House Administration and signed by 
the chairman thereof, such sums as may be necessary to restore 
or otherwise adjust the trust fund account in the office of the 
Sergeant at Arms by the amount of any incorrect payments made 
therefrom as the result of errors not the result of bad faith 
or lack of due care made in cashing checks or making change 
while carrying out the functions of such office.]
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              HOUSE RESOLUTION 144, EIGHTY-FIFTH CONGRESS

  Resolved, [That the Sergeant at Arms of the House of 
Representatives is authorized and directed to protect the funds 
of his office by purchasing insurance, in the amount necessary 
to protect against loss with respect to such funds. Until 
otherwise provided by law, premiums on such insurance shall be 
paid out of the contingent fund of the House on vouchers signed 
by the Sergeant at Arms and approved by the Committee on House 
Administration.]
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               HOUSE RESOLUTION 6, NINETY-EIGHTH CONGRESS

  Resolved, [Until otherwise provided by law, the compensation 
of the Postmaster of the House of Representatives shall be at a 
gross per annum rate which is equal to the gross per annum rate 
of compensation of the Clerk, of the Sergeant at Arms, and of 
the Doorkeeper, of the House of Representatives.]
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             HOUSE RESOLUTION 1495, NINETY-FOURTH CONGRESS

  Resolved, [That until otherwise provided by law, effective 
January 1, 1976, the gross salary of an Official Reporter of 
Debates or an Official Reporter to Committees, whose pay is 
disbursed by the Clerk of the House and is fixed at a specific 
rate by House resolution, is increased by an amount equal to 5 
per centum of his per annum gross rate of pay. Effective as of 
the effective date of each comparability adjustment, which 
becomes effective on or after January 1, 1976, in the rates of 
pay of the Federal statutory pay systems under section 5303 of 
title 5, United States Code, or under such section 5305 as 
modified or otherwise changed by any other provision of law, 
the per annum gross rate of pay of an Official Reporter of 
Debates or an Official Reporter to Committees is increased by 
an amount equal to that per centum of his per annum gross rate 
of pay which is equal to the average per centum increase made 
in the pay rates of such statutory pay systems to achieve such 
pay comparability adjustment in the pay rates of such pay 
systems. No rate of pay shall be increased by reason of the 
adoption of this resolution to an amount in excess of the 
annual rate of basic pay of level V of the Executive Schedule 
contained in section 5316 of title 5, United States Code. The 
contingent fund of the House is made available to carry out the 
purpose of this resolution.]
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                          ACT OF MARCH 3, 1901

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                              LEGISLATIVE

          * * * * * * *

                        house of representatives

          * * * * * * *
  For contingent expenses, namely: For wrapping paper, 
pasteboard, paste, twine, newspaper wrappers, and other 
necessary materials for folding, for the use of members of the 
House, and for use in the Clerk's office and the House folding 
room (not including envelopes, writing paper, and other paper 
and materials to be printed and furnished by the Public 
Printer, upon requisitions from the Clerk of the House, under 
the provisions of the Act approved January twelfth, eighteen 
hundred and ninety-five, for the public printing and binding), 
seven thousand dollars.
  For fuel and oil for the heating apparatus, thirteen thousand 
dollars.
  For furniture and repairs of the same, nine thousand dollars.
  For packing boxes, three thousand two hundred and eighteen 
dollars and forty cents. [And hereafter packing boxes for the 
use of the House of Representatives shall be procured after 
advertisement for proposals therefor, under specifications to 
be prepared by the Clerk of the House, and from the lowest and 
best bidder to furnish the same.]
          * * * * * * *
  [Hereafter employees of the House of Representatives under 
the Clerk, Sergeant-at-Arms, Doorkeeper, and Postmaster shall 
only be assigned to and engaged upon the duties of the 
positions to which they are appointed and for which 
compensation is provided, except that in cases of emergency or 
congestion of public business incident to the close of a 
session of Congress or other like cause an employee or 
employees may be assigned or required to aid in the discharge 
of the duties of any other employee or employees, and in the 
discretion of the Doorkeeper not more than one folder may, if 
necessary, be assigned to do clerical work under the direction 
of the foreman of the folding room, but all assignments made 
hereunder shall be without additional compensation and shall 
not constitute the basis of a claim therefor.
  [It shall not be lawful to appoint or employ in any position 
under the House of Representatives more than one person at any 
one time, or to require or permit any such person to divide 
with another any portion of his salary or compensation while so 
employed.
  [It shall not be lawful to require or permit any person in 
the employ of the House of Representatives to sublet to another 
the discharge of any portion of the duties of the position to 
which he is appointed.
  [No person shall be appointed or employed as a page in the 
service of the House of Representatives who is under twelve 
years or more than eighteen years of age; but this provision 
shall not apply to chief pages, riding pages, and telephone 
pages.]
  The Clerk, Sergeant-at-Arms, [Doorkeeper, and Postmaster] and 
Chief Administrative Officer shall make certificate each month 
to their respective pay rolls, stating whether the persons 
named in such pay rolls and employed in their respective 
departments have been actually present at their respective 
places of duty and have actually performed the services for 
which compensation is provided in said pay rolls, and in each 
case where a person carried on such pay roll has been absent 
and has not performed the services in whole or in part for 
which payment is proposed, the reason for such absence and for 
such nonperformance of services shall be stated.
  [The violation of any of the foregoing provisions of law 
shall, upon ascertainment thereof, be deemed to be cause for 
removal from office.
  [It shall be the duty of the Committee on Accounts of the 
House of Representatives from time to time to inquire into the 
enforcement or violation of any of the foregoing provisions of 
law; and for this purpose they are hereby authorized to send 
for persons and papers, and to administer oaths; and they shall 
report to the House at least once every session their 
compliance with the duty herein imposed.]
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                 LEGISLATIVE REORGANIZATION ACT OF 1970

                            TABLE OF CONTENTS

                      Title I--The Committee System

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                  Title IV--Congress as an Institution

           [part 1--joint committee on congressional operations

[Sec. 401. Establishment of Joint Committee on Congressional Operations.
[Sec. 402. Duties of Joint Committee.
[Sec. 403. Powers of Joint Committee.
[Sec. 404. Staff of Joint Committee.
[Sec. 405. Records of Joint Committee.
[Sec. 406. Office of Placement and Office Management.
[Sec. 407. Expenses.]
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      part 7--payroll administration in the house of representatives

Sec. 471. Single per annum gross rates of pay for employees under the 
          House of Representatives.
[Sec. 472. Single per annum gross rates of Clerk hire allowances of 
          Members; related matters.]
     * * * * * * *
[Sec. 474. Conversion by Clerk of the House of existing basic pay rates 
          to per annum gross pay rates.]
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                  TITLE IV--CONGRESS AS AN INSTITUTION

          [Part 1--Joint Committee on Congressional Operations

     [establishment of joint committee on congressional operations

  [Sec. 401. (a) There is hereby created a Joint Committee on 
Congressional Operations (hereinafter in this Part referred to 
as the ``Joint Committee'').
  [(b) The Joint Committee shall be composed of ten members as 
follows:
          [(1) five Members of the Senate, appointed by the 
        President pro tempore of the Senate, three from the 
        majority party and two from the minority party; and
          [(2) five Members of the House of Representatives 
        appointed by the Speaker of the House of 
        Representatives, three from the majority party and two 
        from the minority party.
  [(c) Vacancies in the membership of the Joint Committee shall 
not affect the power of the remaining members to execute the 
functions of the Joint Committee and shall be filled in the 
same manner as in the case of the original appointment.
  [(d) The Joint Committee shall select a chairman and a vice 
chairman from among its members at the beginning of each 
Congress. The vice chairman shall act in the place and stead of 
the chairman in the absence of the chairman. The chairmanship 
and the vice chairmanship shall alternate between the Senate 
and the House of Representatives with each Congress. The 
chairman during each even-numbered Congress shall be selected 
by the Members of the House of Representatives on the Joint 
Committee from among their number and the chairman during each 
odd-numbered Congress shall be selected by the Members of the 
Senate on the Joint Committee from among their number. The vice 
chairman during each Congress shall be chosen in the same 
manner from that House of Congress other than the House of 
Congress of which the chairman is a Member.

                       [duties of joint committee

  [Sec. 402. (a) The Joint Committee shall--
          [(1) make a continuing study of the organization and 
        operation of the Congress of the United States and 
        shall recommend improvements in such organization and 
        operation with a view toward strengthening Congress, 
        simplifying its operations, improving its relationships 
        with other branches of the United States Government, 
        and enabling it better to meet its responsibilities 
        under the Constitution of the United States; and
          [(2) identify any court proceeding or action which, 
        in the opinion of the Joint Committee, is of vital 
        interest to the Congress, or to either House of the 
        Congress, as a constitutionally established institution 
        of the Federal Government and call such proceeding or 
        action to the attention of that House of the Congress 
        which is specifically concerned or to both Houses of 
        the Congress if both Houses are concerned.
  [(b) The Joint Committee shall exercise all functions vested 
in it by section 406 of this Part.
  [(c) The Joint Committee shall report, from time to time, to 
the Senate and the House of Representatives their 
recommendations with respect to matters within the jurisdiction 
of the Joint Committee.
  [(d) Nothing in this Part shall be construed to authorize the 
Joint Committee to make any recommendations with respect to the 
rules, parliamentary procedure, practices, or precedents of 
either House or the consideration of any matter on the floor of 
either House.

                       [powers of joint committee

  [Sec. 403. The Joint Committee, or any duly authorized 
subcommittee thereof, is authorized to sit and act at such 
places and times during the sessions, recesses, and adjourned 
periods of Congress, to require by subpoena or otherwise the 
attendance of such witnesses and the production of such books, 
papers, and documents, to administer such oaths and 
affirmations, to take such testimony, to procure such printing 
and binding, and to make such expenditures, as it deems 
advisable. The Joint Committee may make such rules respecting 
its organization and procedures as it deems necessary, except 
that no recommendation shall be reported from the Joint 
Committee unless a majority of the Joint Committee assent. 
Subpoenas may be issued over the signature of the chairman of 
the Joint Committee or of any member designated by him or by 
the Joint Committee, and may be served such person or persons 
as may be designated by such chairman or member. The chairman 
of the Joint Committee or any member thereof may administer 
oaths or affirmations to witnesses.

                       [staff of joint committee

  [Sec. 404. (a) In carrying out its functions under 
subsections (a) and (c) of section 402 of this Part, the Joint 
Committee is authorized, by record vote of a majority of the 
members of the Joint Committee--
          [(1) to appoint, on a permanent basis, without regard 
        to political affiliation and solely on the basis of 
        fitness to perform their duties, not more than six 
        professional staff members and not more than six 
        clerical staff members;
          [(2) to prescribe their duties and responsibilities;
          [(3) to fix their pay at respective per annum gross 
        rates not in excess of the highest rate of basic pay, 
        as in effect from time to time, of the General Schedule 
        of section 5332(a) of title (5), United States Code; 
        and
          [(4) to terminate their employment as the Joint 
        Committee may deem appropriate.
  [(b) In carrying out any of its functions under this Part, 
the Joint Committee is authorized to utilize the services, 
information, facilities, and personnel of the departments and 
establishments of the Government, and to procure the temporary 
(not to exceed one year) or intermittent services of experts or 
consultants or organizations thereof by contract at rates of 
pay not in excess of the per diem equivalent of the highest 
rate of basic pay set forth in the General Schedule of section 
5332 of title 5, United States Code, including payment of such 
rates for necessary traveltime.

                      [records of joint committee

  [Sec. 405. The Joint Committee shall keep a complete record 
of all Joint Committee actions, including a record of the votes 
on any question on which a record vote is demanded. All 
records, data, charts, and files of the Joint Committee shall 
be the property of the Joint Committee and shall be kept in the 
offices of the Joint Committee or such other places as the 
Joint Committee may direct.

               [office of placement and office management

  [Sec. 406. (a) There is hereby established for the Congress 
an Office of Placement and Office Management which shall be 
subject to the supervision and control of the Joint Committee. 
The Joint Committee is authorized, by record vote of a majority 
of the members of the Joint Committee--
          [(1) to appoint, on a permanent basis, without regard 
        to political affiliation, and solely on the basis of 
        fitness to perform his duties, a Director of the Office 
        of Placement and Office Management to serve as the head 
        of the staff of the Office and such personnel as the 
        Joint Committee deems necessary;
          [(2) to prescribe their duties and responsibilities;
          [(3) to fix their pay at respective per annum gross 
        rates not in excess of the highest rate of basic pay, 
        as in effect from time to time, of the General Schedule 
        of section 5332(a) of title 5, United States Code; and
          [(4) to terminate their employment, as the Joint 
        Committee may deem appropriate.
  [(b) It shall be the duty of the Office, upon request, to 
assist Members, committees, and officers of the Senate and 
House of Representatives seeking competent personnel with 
specified qualifications and to furnish advice and information 
with respect to office management procedures.
  [(c) Nothing in this section shall be held or considered to 
require the use of the facilities of the Office by any Member, 
committee, or officer of the Senate or House of 
Representatives, if, in the opinion of such Member, committee, 
or officer, the use of such facilities is inappropriate.

                               [expenses

  [Sec. 407. The expenses of the Joint Committee shall be paid 
from the contingent fund of the House of Representatives, from 
funds appropriated for the Joint Committee, upon vouchers 
approved by the chairman.]
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                   Part 4--The Capitol Guide Service

        establishment and operation of the capitol guide service

  Sec. 441. (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (c) The Capitol Guide Board is authorized--
          (1) with the prior approval of the Committee on Rules 
        and Administration of the Senate and the Committee on 
        House [Administration] Oversight of the House of 
        Representatives, to establish and revise such number of 
        positions of Guide in the Capitol Guide Service as the 
        Board considers necessary to carry out effectively the 
        activities of the Capitol Guide Service;
          * * * * * * *
          (3) to prescribe their duties and responsibilities;
          (4) with the prior approval of the Committee on Rules 
        and Administration of the Senate and the Committee on 
        House [Administration] Oversight of the House of 
        Representatives, to fix, and adjust from time to time, 
        their respective rates of pay at single per annum 
        (gross) rates; and
          * * * * * * *
  (h) With the prior approval of the Committee on Rules and 
Administration of the Senate and the Committee on House 
[Administration] Oversight of the House of Representatives, the 
Capitol Guide Board shall prescribe such regulations as the 
Board considers necessary and appropriate for the operation of 
the Capitol Guide Service.
          * * * * * * *
  [(j) The expenses of the Capitol Guide Service shall be paid 
from the contingent fund of the House of Representatives, until 
appropriations are available for the payment of such expenses.]
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     Part 7--Payroll Administration in the House of Representatives

 single per annum gross rates of pay for employees under the house of 
                            representatives

  Sec. 471. Whenever the rate of pay of an employee whose pay 
is disbursed by the [Clerk] Chief Administrative Officer of the 
House of Representatives is fixed or adjusted on or after the 
effective date of this section, that rate, as so fixed or 
adjusted, shall be a single per annum gross rate.

  [SINGLE PER ANNUM GROSS RATES OF CLERK HIRE ALLOWANCES OF MEMBERS; 
                            RELATED MATTERS

  [Sec. 472. (a) The clerk hire allowance of each Member of the 
House of Representatives and the Resident Commissioner from 
Puerto Rico shall be at a single per annum gross rate, 
determined on the basis of the population, as currently 
estimated by the Bureau of the Census, of the constituency of 
that Member or the Resident Commissioner within one of the 
following categories, as applicable--
          [(1) a population of less than 500,000 with respect 
        to which the single per annum gross rate of clerk hire 
        allowance is $133,500; or
          [(2) a population of 500,000 or more, with respect to 
        which the single per annum gross rate of clerk hire 
        allowance is $140,500.
  [(b) The aggregate of the payments of pay, for each monthly 
pay period, to employees, out of the clerk hire allowance of a 
Member or the resident Commissioner, shall not be at a rate 
greater than the single per annum gross rate of clerk hire 
allowance of that Member or the Resident Commissioner, divided 
by twelve and adjusted to the nearest lower whole dollar 
figure, not counting any remaining portion of a dollar.
  [(c) An employee is not entitled to pay, out of the clerk 
hire allowance of a Member or the Resident Commissioner, at a 
single per annum gross rate in excess of $27,343.27.
  [(d) Each member and the Resident Commissioner shall certify 
any rearrangements or changes of salary schedules of employees 
paid out of his clerk hire allowance, in writing to the Clerk 
of the House, on or before such day of any month, in which such 
rearrangements or changes of salary schedules are to become 
effective, as the Clerk, with the approval of the Committee on 
House Administration, may designate from time to time. The 
Clerk shall disburse the pay of those employees in accordance 
with the certification of that Member or the Resident 
Commissioner.
  [(e) Each Member and the Resident Commissioner may, by 
written notice to the Clerk of the House, establish such titles 
for positions in his office as he may desire to designate.]
          * * * * * * *

 [conversion by clerk of the house of existing basic pay rates to per 
                         annum gross pay rates

  [Sec. 474. The Clerk of the House of Representatives shall 
convert, as of the effective date of this section, to a single 
per annum gross rate, the rate of pay of each employee whose 
pay--
          [(1) is disbursed by the Clerk; and
          [(2) immediately prior to such effective date, was 
        fixed at a basic rate with respect to which additional 
        pay was payable by law.]

         obsolete references in existing law to basic pay rates

  Sec. 475. In any case in which--
          (1) the rate of pay of any employee or position, or 
        class of employees or positions, the pay for whom or 
        for which is disbursed by the [Clerk] Chief 
        Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives, 
        or any maximum or minimum rate with respect to any such 
        employee, position, or class, is referred to in or 
        provided by statute or House resolution; and
          * * * * * * *

                            saving provision

  Sec. 476. The provisions of this Part shall not be construed 
to--
          (1) limit or otherwise affect any authority for the 
        making of any appointment to, or for fixing or 
        adjusting the pay for, any position for which the pay 
        is disbursed by the [Clerk] Chief Administrative 
        Officer of the House of Representatives; or
          (2) affect the continuity of employment of, or reduce 
        the pay of, any employee whose pay is disbursed by the 
        [Clerk] Chief Administrative Officer of the House.
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                     Part 9--Senate and House Pages

          * * * * * * *

                         SENATE AND HOUSE PAGES

  Sec. 491. (a) A person shall not be appointed as a page of 
the Senate or House of Representatives--
          (1) unless he agrees that, in the absence of 
        unforeseen circumstances preventing his service as a 
        page after his appointment, he will continue to serve 
        as a page for [a period of not less than two months] 
        the period specified in writing at the time of the 
        appointment; and
          * * * * * * *
  (b) A person shall not serve as a page--
          (1) of the Senate before he has attained the age of 
        fourteen years; or
          (2) of the House of Representatives before he has 
        attained the age of sixteen years[; or
(except in the case of a chief page, telephone page, or riding 
page) during any session of the Congress which begins after he 
has attained the age of eighteen years.].
          * * * * * * *

               dormitory building for congressional pages

  Sec. 492. (a)  * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (i) Nothing in this part shall affect the operation of 
[section 243 of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 
U.S.C. 88a) or] the proviso under the heading ``Education of 
Senate and House Pages'' in title I of the urgent Deficiency 
Appropriation Act, 1947 (2 U.S.C. 88b), relating to educational 
facilities of pages and other minors who are congressional 
employees.
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                         ACT OF MARCH 22, 1947

 AN ACT Making appropriations to supply urgent deficiencies in certain 
appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1947, and for other 
                               purposes.

          * * * * * * *

              TITLE I--GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS LEGISLATIVE

          * * * * * * *

                  Education of Senate and House Pages

  For reimbursement to the District of Columbia for education 
of [congressional] Senate pages and pages of the Supreme Court, 
from January 2, 1947, pursuant to the provisions of section 243 
of the Act of Congress entitled ``An Act to provide for 
increased efficiency in the Legislative Branch of the 
Government'', approved August 2, 1946, fiscal year 1947, 
$10,600, which amount shall be credited to the appropriation 
for ``General supervision and instruction, public schools, 
District of Columbia, 1947'', and the Board of Education of the 
District of Columbia is hereby authorized to employ such 
personnel for the education of pages as may be required and to 
pay compensation for such services from January 2, 1947, in 
accordance with such rates of compensation as the Board of 
Education may prescribe: Provided, That the facilities provided 
for the education of such pages shall be available from and 
after January 2, 1947, also for the education of such other 
minors who are congressional employees as may be certified by 
the Secretary of the Senate [and the Clerk of the House of 
Representatives] to receive such education.
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              HOUSE RESOLUTION 279, NINETY-EIGHTH CONGRESS

  Resolved, [That the proviso in the text under the heading 
``Education of Senate and House Pages'' in title I of the 
Urgent Deficiency Appropriation Act, 1947 (2 U.S.C. 88b), shall 
not apply to any minor who is an employee of the House of 
Representatives or to any educational facility under the House 
of Representatives Page Board.]
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             HOUSE RESOLUTION 611, NINETY-SEVENTH CONGRESS

  Resolved, That until otherwise provided by law, there is 
hereby established a board to be known as the House of 
Representatives Page Board to ensure that the page program is 
conducted in a manner that is consistent with the efficient 
functioning of the House and the welfare of the pages.
  Sec. 2. (a) The Page Board shall consist of--
          (1) two Members of the House appointed by the Speaker 
        and one Member of the House appointed by the minority 
        leader;
          (2) the Clerk[, Doorkeeper, and] and the Sergeant at 
        Arms of the House; and
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              HOUSE RESOLUTION 64, NINETY-EIGHTH CONGRESS

 Resolution establishing a revolving fund for the page residence hall 
                        and the page meal plan.

  Resolved, That effective at the beginning of the Ninety-
eighth Congress and until otherwise provided by law, there is 
established a revolving fund within the contingent fund of the 
House of Representatives for the page residence hall and the 
page meal plan.
  Sec. 2. There shall be deposited in the revolving fund such 
amounts as may be received by the [Clerk] Chief Administrative 
Officer of the House of Representatives with respect to 
lodging, meals, and related services furnished for 
congressional pages. Amounts so deposited shall be available 
for disbursement by the [Clerk] Chief Administrative Officer of 
the House of Representatives, as determined by the Clerk of the 
House of Representatives, for expenses relating to the page 
residence hall and the page meal plan.
  [Sec. 3. As used in this resolution, the term ``Clerk'' means 
the Clerk of the House of Representatives.]
  Sec. [4.] 3. The House of Representatives Page Board shall 
prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to carry out 
this resolution.
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        SECTION 902 OF THE SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 1983

  [Sec. 902. The Secretary of the Senate is authorized to 
withhold from the salary of each Senate page who resides in the 
page residence hall an amount equal to the charge imposed for 
lodging, meals, and related services, furnished to such page in 
such hall. The amounts so withheld shall be deposited in the 
revolving fund, within the contingent fund of the Senate, for 
the Daniel Webster Senate Page Residence, as established by 
section 4 of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1995 (2 
U.S.C. 88b-7).]
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              HOUSE RESOLUTION 234, NINETY-EIGHTH CONGRESS

  Resolved, [That notwithstanding any provision of law, and 
until otherwise provided by law, there shall be paid out of the 
contingent fund of the House of Representatives such amounts as 
may be necessary to enable the House of Representatives Page 
Board to furnish, by contract or otherwise, educational 
services and related items for pages in accordance with this 
resolution.]
  Sec. 2. The page program shall consist of the two [terms of 
the academic year plus a] semesters of the academic year, plus 
a non-academic summer term.
  Sec. 3. (a)(1) Except as provided in subsection (b),a page 
setting during an academic year--
          (A) shall be in the eleventh grade; and
          (B) shall serve for one full [term or two full terms] 
        semester or two full semesters.
          * * * * * * *
  (b)(1) An unforeseen vacancy occurring in a page position 
during an academic year may be filled, [but no appointment to 
fill that vacancy shall be for a period of less than two 
months] except that no appointment may be made under this 
paragraph for service to begin on or after October 1 with 
respect to the first semester or on or after March 1 with 
respect to the second semester.
  (2) An individual who has served as a congressional page at 
any time during each of any three [terms] semesters or terms, 
as the case may be, shall not be eligible to serve as a page.
  Sec. 4. As used in this resolution, the term--(1) ``academic 
year'' means a regular school year, consisting of two [terms] 
semesters;
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                          ACT OF JULY 2, 1958

   AN ACT To authorize the Clerk of the House of Representatives to 
 withhold certain amounts due employees of the House of Representatives

  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
the United States of America in Congress assembled, That 
whenever an employee of the House of Representatives becomes 
indebted to the House of Representatives[, or to the trust fund 
account in the office of the Sergeant at Arms of the House of 
Representatives, and such employee fails to pay such 
indebtedness, the chairman of the committee, or the elected 
officer, of the House of Representatives having jurisdiction of 
the activity under which such indebtedness arose, is authorized 
to certify to the Clerk of the House of Representatives the 
amount of such indebtedness.] and fails to pay the 
indebtedness, the chairman of the committee or the elected 
officer of the House of Representatives that has jurisdiction 
over the activity under which the indebtedness arises may 
certify to the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of 
Representatives the amount of the indebtedness. The [Clerk] 
Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives is 
authorized to withhold the amount so certified from any amount 
which is disbursed by him and which is due to, or on behalf of, 
such employee. Whenever an amount is withheld under this Act, 
the appropriate account shall be credited in an amount equal to 
the amount so withheld. As used in this Act, the term 
``employee of the House of Representatives'' means any person 
in the legislative branch of the Government whose salary, 
wages, or other compensation is disbursed by the [Clerk] Chief 
Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives.
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              HOUSE RESOLUTION 294, EIGHTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS

          * * * * * * *
   [Sec. 2. No person shall be paid from any clerk hire 
allowance if such person does not perform the services for 
which he receives such compensation in the offices of such 
Member or Resident Commissioner in Washington, District of 
Columbia, or in the State or the district which such Member or 
Resident Commissioner represents.]
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              HOUSE RESOLUTION 804, NINETY-SIXTH CONGRESS

          * * * * * * *
  Sec. 2. The Committee on [House Administration] House 
Oversight of the House of Representatives shall have authority 
to prescribe regulations for the carrying out of this 
resolution.
  Sec. 3. Payments under this resolution shall be made on 
vouchers approved by the Committee on [House Administration] 
House Oversight of the House of Representatives and signed by 
the chairman of such committee.
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                        ACT OF FEBRUARY 14, 1902

 CHAP. 17.--An Act Making appropriations to supply urgent deficiencies 
   in the appropriations for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, 
 nineteen hundred and two, and for prior years, and for other purposes.

          * * * * * * *

                           UNDER LEGISLATIVE.

                                senate.

          * * * * * * *
  For miscellaneous items, exclusive of labor, twenty thousand 
dollars: Provided, That hereafter appropriations made for 
[contingent expenses of the House of Representatives or] 
expenses of the House of Representatives or contingent expenses 
of the Senate shall not be, used for the payment, of personal 
services except upon the express and specific authorization of 
the House or Senate in whose behalf such services are rendered. 
Nor shall such appropriations be used for any expenses not 
intimately and directly connected with the routine legislative 
business of either House of Congress, and the accounting of the 
Treasury shall apply the provisions of this paragraph in the 
settlement of the accounts of expenditures from said 
appropriations incurred for services or materials subsequent to 
the approval of this Act.
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                          ACT OF JULY 16, 1914

     CHAP. 141.--An Act making appropriations for the legislative, 
executive, and judicial expenses of the Government for the fiscal year 
  ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and fifteen, and for other 
                                purposes

  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the 
following sums be, and the same are hereby, appropriated, out 
of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, in 
full compensation for the service of the fiscal year ending 
June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and fifteen, for the objects 
hereinafter expressed, namely:

                              LEGISLATIVE

          * * * * * * *

                        house of representatives

          * * * * * * *
  Contingent expenses: * * *
          * * * * * * *
  [That hereafter it shall be unlawful for the Clerk of the 
House to pay out of any moneys of the House of Representatives 
any bills for laundry, furniture, supplies, or utensils used in 
the barber shops of the House Office building or the House side 
of the Capitol.]
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     SECTION 311 OF THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 1994

  [Sec. 311. The Committee on House Administration of the House 
of Representatives is authorized and directed to take such 
action, whether by regulation or otherwise, to transfer to the 
Clerk of the House of Representatives responsibility for all 
financial activities of legislative service organizations, 
including the establishment and maintenance of revolving 
accounts to receive their dues and assessments and to make 
disbursements of their ordinary and necessary business expenses 
in support of Members' official and representational duties. 
The transfer referred to in the preceding sentence shall take 
effect not later than January 1, 1994.]
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                          ACT OF MARCH 2, 1895

     CHAP. 177.--An Act making appropriations for the legislative, 
executive, and judicial expenses of the Government for the fiscal year 
 ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-six, and for other 
                                purposes

  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the 
following sums be, and the same are hereby, appropriated, out 
of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, in 
full compensation for the service of the fiscal year ending 
June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-six, for the 
objects hereinafter expressed, namely:

                              LEGISLATIVE

          * * * * * * *

                        house of representatives

          * * * * * * *
  Office of the Speaker: For private secretary to the Speaker, 
at the rate of two thousand one hundred and two dollars and 
forty cents per annum to January first, eighteen hundred and 
ninety-six, and at the rate of two thousand three hundred and 
fifty dollars per annum from and including January first, 
eighteen hundred and ninety-six; clerk to the Speaker's table 
and to the Committee on Rules, at the rate of two thousand five 
hundred dollars per annum to January first, eighteen hundred 
and ninety-six, and for clerk to the Speaker's table at the 
rate of two thousand two hundred and fifty dollars per annum 
from and including January first, eighteen hundred and ninety-
six; clerk to the Speaker, one thousand six hundred dollars; 
messenger to the Speaker, one thousand dollars; in all, seven 
thousand two hundred and one dollars and twenty cents.
  [That the Speaker of the House of Representatives of the 
Fifty-third Congress shall, before the expiration of his term 
of service, appoint from among the Representatives-elect to the 
Fifty-fourth Congress a temporary committee on accounts, of 
three members, which said committee on accounts shall have the 
same powers and perform the same duties in reference to 
payments made from the contingent fund of the House of 
Representatives of the Fifty-fourth Congress as are now 
authorized by law and the rules of the present House of 
Representatives; and which said temporary committee on accounts 
shall begin to exercise its powers immediately upon the 
termination of this Congress, and shall continue to exercise 
and discharge said duties until after the meeting and 
organization of the House of Representatives of the Fifty-
fourth Congress, and until the appointment of the regular 
committee on accounts. And all payments made out of the 
contingent fund of the House of Representatives upon vouchers 
approved by said temporary committee on accounts shall be 
deemed, held, and taken, and are hereby declared to be 
conclusive upon all the Departments and auditing officers of 
the Government. And hereafter the Speaker of the House of 
Representatives of each subsequent Congress shall, before the 
termination of the last session of each Congress, appoint, from 
the Representatives-elect, a temporary committee on accounts of 
three members, with similar powers and for the same purposes.]
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                          ACT OF MARCH 3, 1885

 CHAP. 360.--An Act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of 
  the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen 
            hundred and eighty-six, and for other purposes.

          * * * * * * *

                       HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

  [That in all contracts hereafter made for service for the 
House of Representatives involving the employment of horses, 
the expense of keeping such horses shall be covered by the 
contract; and no money hereafter appropriated for contingent or 
other expenses of the House of Representatives shall be 
expended for stables or forage.]
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                          ACT OF MARCH 3, 1891

     CHAP. 541.--An Act making appropriations for the legislative, 
executive, and judicial expenses of the Government for the fiscal year 
 ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-two, and for other 
                               purposes.

          * * * * * * *

                              LEGISLATIVE.

          * * * * * * *

                       house of representatives.

          * * * * * * *
  Office of Postmaster: For postmaster, two thousand five 
hundred dollars; first assistant postmaster two thousand 
dollars; ten messengers, including messenger to superintend 
transportation of mails, at one thousand two hundred dollars 
each; three messengers, during the session, at eight hundred 
dollars each; four messengers, at one hundred dollars per month 
each, during the session, two thousand eight hundred dollars; 
and one laborer, at seven hundred and twenty dollars; in all, 
twenty-two thousand four hundred and twenty dollars.
  For hire of horses and mail wagons for carrying the mails, 
four thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary[; 
and hereafter the appropriations for hire of horses and mail 
wagons for carrying the mails for the House of Representatives 
shall be expended under the direction of the Postmaster of the 
House, under contracts to be let annually to the lowest 
responsible bidder therefor after due advertisement.].
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              THIRD SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 1957

          * * * * * * *

                               CHAPTER XI

                           LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

          * * * * * * *

                           general provision

  Notwithstanding the provisions of any other law, the 
unexpended balances of appropriations for the fiscal year 1955 
and succeeding fiscal years which are subject to disbursement 
by the Secretary of the Senate or the [Clerk] Chief 
Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives shall be 
withdrawn as of June 30 of the second fiscal year following the 
year for which provided, except that the unexpended balances of 
such appropriations for the period commencing on July 1, 1976, 
and ending on September 30, 1976, and for each fiscal year 
beginning on or after October 1, 1976, shall be withdrawn as of 
September 30 of the second fiscal year following the period or 
year for which provided. Unpaid obligations chargeable to any 
of the balances so withdrawn or appropriations for prior years 
shall be liquidated from any appropriations for the same 
general purpose, which, at the time of payment, are available 
for disbursement.
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      SECTION 105 OF THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATION ACT 1965

  Sec. 105. (a)(1) Commencing with the semiannual period 
beginning on July 1, 1964, and ending on December 31, 1964, and 
for each semiannual period thereafter, the Secretary of the 
Senate and the [Clerk] Chief Administrative Officer of the 
House of Representatives shall compile, and, not later than 
sixty days following the close of the semiannual period, submit 
to the Senate and House of Representatives, respectively, and 
make available to the public, in lieu of the reports and 
information required by sections 60 to 63, inclusive, of the 
Revised Statutes, as amended (2 U.S.C. 102, 103, 104), and S. 
Res. 139, Eighty-sixth Congress, a report containing a detailed 
statement, by items, of the manner in which appropriations and 
other funds available for disbursement by the Secretary of the 
Senate or the [Clerk] Chief Administrative Officer of the House 
of Representatives, as the case may be, have been expended 
during the semiannual period covered by the report, including 
(1) the name of every person to whom any part of such 
appropriation has been paid, (2) if for anything furnished, the 
quantity and price thereof, (3) if for services rendered, the 
nature of the services, the time employed, and the name, title, 
and specific amount paid to each person, and (4) a complete 
statement of all amounts appropriated, received, or expended, 
and any unexpended balances. Such reports shall include the 
information contained in statements of accountability and 
supporting vouchers submitted to the General Accounting Office 
pursuant to the provisions of section 117(a) of the Budget and 
Accounting Procedures Act of 1950 (31 U.S.C. 67(a)). 
Notwithstanding the foregoing provisions of this subsection, in 
any case in which the voucher or vouchers covering payment to 
any person for attendance as a witness before any committee of 
the Senate or House of Representatives, or any subcommittee 
thereof, during any semiannual period, indicate that all 
appearances of such person covered by such voucher or vouchers 
were as a witness in executive session of the committee or 
subcommittee, information regarding such payment, except for 
date of payment, voucher number, and amount paid, shall not be 
included in the report compiled pursuant to this subsection for 
such semiannual period. Any information excluded from a report 
for any semiannual period by reason of the foregoing sentence 
shall be included in the report compiled pursuant to this 
subsection for the succeeding semiannual period. Reports 
required to be submitted to the Senate and the House of 
Representatives under this section shall be printed as Senate 
and House documents, respectively.
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                          ACT OF MARCH 3, 1887

CHAP. 392--An act making appropriations for the legislative, executive, 
and judicial expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June 
 thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, and for other purposes.

          * * * * * * *

                              LEGISLATIVE

                                 senate

          * * * * * * *
  For contingent expenses, namely: For stationery and 
newspapers, including four thousand dollars for stationery for 
committees and officers of the Senate, thirteen thousand five 
hundred dollars.
  For postage postage-stamps for the office of the Secretary of 
the Senate, one hundred dollars; for the office of the 
Sergeant-at-Arms, one hundred dollars; in all, two hundred 
dollars.
  For expenses of maintaining and equipping horses and mail-
wagons for carrying the mails, three thousand dollars.
  For materials for folding, four thousand five hundred 
dollars.
  For folding speeches and pamphlets, at a rate not exceeding 
one dollar per thousand, two thousand five hundred dollars.
  For fuel, oil, and cotton waste, and advertising, for heating 
apparatus, seven thousand five hundred dollars; for furniture 
and repairs of furniture, eight thousand dollars; for packing 
boxes, eight hundred and seventy dollars; for miscellaneous 
items, exclusive of labor, fifteen thousand dollars; and for 
expenses of inquiries and investigations ordered by the Senate, 
including compensation to stenographers to committees, at such 
rate as may be fixed by the Committee to Audit and Control the 
Contingent Expenses of the Senate, but not exceeding one dollar 
and fifty cents per printed page, fifteen thousand dollars; in 
all forty-six thousand three hundred and seventy dollars. And 
hereafter all purchases of coal and wood for the Senate and 
House of Representatives of the United States shall be made by 
advertising once a week for at least four weeks, in three of 
the principal papers published in the District of Columbia, for 
sealed proposals for supplying the same; and the contract shall 
be given to the lowest bidder, provided he shall give 
satisfactory security to perform the same, under a forfeiture 
not exceeding double the contract-price in case of failure. 
When immediate delivery is required by the public exigency, 
such supplies may be procured by purchase in open market, at 
the places and in the manner in which such supplies are usually 
bought and sold. Purchases of stationery and materials for 
folding shall be made in accordance with sections, sixty-five, 
sixty-six, sixty-seven, sixty-eight, and sixty-nine, of the 
Revised Statutes of the United States: Provided further, That 
all contracts and bonds for purchases made under the authority 
of this act shall be filed with the Committee to Audit and 
Control the Contingent Expenses of the Senate [or the Committee 
on Accounts of the House of Representatives respectively].
          * * * * * * *
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                SECTION 1 OF THE ACT OF DECEMBER 5, 1969

AN ACT To provide certain equipment for use in the offices of Members, 
officers, and committees of the House of Representatives, and for other 
                               purposes.

  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
the United States of America in Congress assembled, That (a) at 
the request of any Member, officer, or committee of the House 
of Representatives, or the Resident Commissioner from Puerto 
Rico, and with the approval of the Committee on [House 
Administration] House Oversight, but subject to the limitations 
prescribed by this Act, the [Clerk of the House shall furnish 
electrical and mechanical] Chief Administrative Officer of the 
House of Representatives shall furnish office equipment for use 
in the office of that Member, Resident Commissioner, officer, 
or committee. Office equipment so furnished is limited to 
equipment of those types and categories which the Committee on 
[House Administration] House Oversight shall prescribe.
  (b) Office equipment furnished under this section shall be 
registered in the office of the [Clerk] Chief Administrative 
Officer of the House of Representatives and shall remain the 
property of the House of Representatives.
  (c) The cost of office equipment furnished under this section 
shall be paid from the [contingent fund] applicable accounts of 
the House of Representatives.
  (d) the Committee on [House Administration] House Oversight 
shall prescribe such regulations as it considers necessary to 
carry out the purposes of this section. [The regulations shall 
limit, on such basis as the committee considers appropriate, 
the total value of office equipment, with allowance for 
equipment depreciation, which may be in use at any one time in 
the office of a Member of the Resident Commissioner.]
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                       THE ACT OF AUGUST 7, 1882

 CHAP. 433.--An act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of 
  the government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen 
           hundred and eighty-three, and for other purposes.

  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the 
following sums be, and the same are hereby, appropriated for 
the objects hereinafter expressed for the fiscal year ending 
June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and eighty-three, namely:
          * * * * * * *

                             miscellaneous

  To enable the Secretary of the Treasury to pay for services 
rendered in connection with the duties of the late, chairman of 
the Committee on Experiments, and chairman of the Light-House 
Board, in conducting scientific researches for the Light House 
Establishment, as recommended by the Light-House Board, two 
thousand nine hundred and twenty-five dollars.
          * * * * * * *
  And it shall be the duty of the [Clerk and Doorkeeper of the 
House of Representatives and the] Secretary and Sergeant-at-
Arms of the Senate to cause to be sold all waste paper and 
useless documents and condemned furniture that have accumulated 
during the fiscal year eighteen hundred and eighty-two, or that 
may hereafter accumulate, in their respective departments or 
offices, under the [direction of the Committee on Accounts of 
their respective houses and cover] direction of the Committee 
on Rules and Administration of the Senate and cover the 
proceeds thereof into the Treasury; and they shall, at the 
beginning of each regular session of Congress, report to their 
respective houses the amount of said sales.
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              LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 1987

          * * * * * * *
  Sec. 104. (a)(1) The [Clerk] Chief Administrative Officer of 
the House of Representatives may dispose of used equipment of 
the House of Representatives, by trade-in or sale, directly or 
through the General Services Administration. Any direct 
disposal under the preceding sentence shall be in accordance 
with normal business practice and shall be at fair market 
value. Receipts from disposals under the first sentence of this 
subsection (together with receipts from sale of transcripts, 
waste paper and other items provided by law, and receipts for 
missing or damaged equipment) shall be deposited in the 
Treasury for credit to the appropriate account under the 
appropriation for ``allowances and expenses'' under the heading 
``Contingent Expenses of the House'', and shall be available 
for expenditure in accordance with applicable law.
  (2) If disposal in accordance with paragraph (1) is not 
feasible because of age, location, condition, or any other 
relevant factor, the [Clerk] Chief Administrative Officer may 
donate the equipment to the government of a State, to a local 
government, or to an organization that is described in section 
501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 and exempt from 
tax under section 501(a) of such Code. A donation under this 
paragraph--
          (A) shall be at no cost to the Government; and
          * * * * * * *
  (3) The Committee on [House Administration] House Oversight 
of the House of Representatives shall have authority to 
prescribe regulations to carry out this subsection.
  (4) As used in this section--
          (A)  * * *
          (B) the term ``used equipment'' means such used or 
        surplus equipment (including furniture and motor 
        vehicles) as the Committee on [House Administration] 
        House Oversight of the House of Representatives may 
        prescribe by regulation.
          * * * * * * *
  Sec. 151. (a) Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, 
the Administrator of General Services is authorized to accept 
periodic reimbursement from the Senate and from the House of 
Representatives for the cost of any equipment purchased for the 
Senate or the House of Representatives, respectively, with 
funds from the General Supply Fund Supply Fund established 
under section 109 of the Federal Property and Administrative 
Services Act of 1949. The amount of each such periodic 
reimbursement shall be computed by amortizing the total cost of 
each item of equipment over the useful life of the equipment, 
as determined by the Administrator, in consultation with the 
Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate or the [Clerk] 
Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives, 
as appropriate.
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              LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 1989

          * * * * * * *

                   TITLE I--CONGRESSIONAL OPERATIONS

                  Subtitle A--Congressional Operations

          * * * * * * *

                        ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL

          * * * * * * *

                         House Office Buildings

  For all necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and 
operation of the House Office Buildings, including the position 
of Superintendent of Garages as authorized by law, $28,895,000, 
of which $4,453,000 shall remain available until expended: 
Provided, That upon enactment of this Act, the pay for the 
position of Superintendent of Garages shall be equivalent to 
the pay payable for positions at step 1 of level 12 of the 
House Employees Schedule, subject to the further increases 
authorized under section 5306(a)(1)(B) of title 5, United 
States Code, relating to the implementation of salary 
comparability policy, and subject to any increase which may be 
allowed by the Committee on [House Administration] House 
Oversight based on performance exceeding an acceptable level of 
competence over a 52-week period (except that no such 
performance-based increase shall affect the waiting period or 
effective date of any longevity step-increase or increase under 
such section 5306(a)(1)(B)).
          * * * * * * *

                     TITLE III--GENERAL PROVISIONS

          * * * * * * *
  Sec. 306. (a) Effective upon enactment of this Act, the 
[Clerk] Chief Administrative Officer of the House of 
Representatives is authorized to receive commissions for 
providing public telephone service in space occupied by the 
United States House of Representatives.
  (b) The [Clerk] Chief Administrative Officer is authorized to 
receive for deposit, amounts charged to any legislative branch 
entity, including [but not limited to Legislative Service 
Organizations,] the Congressional Budget Office and the 
Architect of the Capitol, for the provision of telephone or 
telecommunications services[: Provided, That no amounts charged 
to the official expense allowances of Members of the House], 
except that no amount charged to the Members' Representational 
Allowance shall be deposited in accordance with this section.
          * * * * * * *
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                          ACT OF MAY 13, 1926

CHAP. 294.--An Act Making appropriations for the Legislative Branch of 
the Government for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1927, and for other 
                               purposes.

          * * * * * * *
  Sec. 2. No part of the funds herein appropriated shall be 
used for the maintenance or care of private vehicles. Hereafter 
the Committee on [Accounts] House Oversight of the House of 
Representatives and the Committee to Audit and Control the 
Contingent Expenses of the Senate, respectively, shall make and 
issue regulations specifying the classes of articles which may 
be purchased by or through the stationery rooms of the House 
and Senate.
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              HOUSE RESOLUTION 831, EIGHTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS

  Resolved, [That, effective January 1, 1965 until otherwise 
provided by law, the Clerk of the House is authorized and 
directed to reimburse each Member, and the Resident 
Commissioner from Puerto Rico, from the contingent fund an 
additional $150 quarterly, upon certification of each such 
Member and Resident Commissioner for official expenses incurred 
outside the District of Columbia. Such amount shall be in 
addition to any other amounts provided by law for this 
purpose.]
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              HOUSE RESOLUTION 687, NINETY-FIFTH CONGRESS

  Resolved, That, effective January 3, 1978, and until 
otherwise provided by law, the Clerk of the House may disburse 
funds from the contingent fund of the House on behalf of each 
Member of the House of Representatives, in accordance with the 
provisions of this resolution, to defray the cost of leasing 
suitable office space for use by such Member in the district 
from which he is elected or in any location which is in close 
proximity to such district.
  [Sec. 2. The annual amount which may be disbursed on behalf 
of each Member under this resolution shall be an amount equal 
to the product of two thousand five hundred square feet 
multiplied by the maximum applicable annual rate per square 
foot in the region encompassing the congressional district from 
which such Member is elected or in which the Member maintains a 
district office, as determined by the Administrator of General 
Services under section 210(j) of the Federal Property and 
Administrative Services Act of 1949 (40 U.S.C. 490(j)).]
  [Sec. 3. Each Member who desires the Clerk to disburse funds 
under this resolution in connection with office space leased by 
such Member shall submit to the Committee on House 
Administration two copies of each lease agreement involved. If 
the committee determines that such lease agreement conforms 
with any requirements established by the committee by 
regulation, the committee shall authorize the Clerk to make 
disbursements on behalf of such Member.
  [Sec. 4. The Administrator of General Services shall, in 
accordance with regulations prescribed by the committee, 
furnish suitable office equipment, carpeting, and draperies for 
office space acquired under this resolution.
  [Sec. 5. The committee shall prescribe such regulations as 
may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this 
resolution.]
          * * * * * * *
  [Sec. 7. For purposes of this resolution--
          [(1) the term ``Clerk'' means the Clerk of the House:
          [(2) the term ``committee'' means the Committee on 
        House Administration; and
          [(3) the terms ``Members of the House of 
        Representatives'' and ``Member'' mean any 
        Representative in the Congress, the Resident 
        Commissioner from Puerto Rico, and the Delegates from 
        the District of Columbia, Guam, and the Virgin 
        Islands.]
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     SECTION 105 OF THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATION ACT, 1957

  Sec. 105. (a)  * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (c) The House Recording Studio shall be operated by the 
[Clerk] Chief Administrative Officer of the House of 
Representatives under the direction and control of a committee 
-which is hereby created (hereinafter referred to as the 
committee)- composed of three Members of the House. Two members 
of the committee shall be from the majority party and one 
member shall be from the minority party, to be appointed by the 
Speaker. The committee is authorized to issue such rules and 
regulations relating to operation of the House Recording Studio 
as it may deem necessary.The Senate Recording Studio shall be 
operated by the Sergeant at Arms of the Senate under the 
direction and control of the Committee on Rules and 
Administration of the Senate. The Committee on Rules and 
Administration is authorized to issue such rules and 
regulations relating to operation of the Senate Recording 
Studio as it may deem necessary.
  (d) The [Clerk] Chief Administrative Officer of the House of 
Representatives shall, subject to the approval of the 
committee, set the price of making disk, film, and tape 
recordings, and collect all moneys owed the House Recording 
Studio. The Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate 
shall set the price of making disk, film, and tape recordings 
and all moneys owed the Senate Recording Studio shall be 
collected by the Sergeant at Arms of the Senate.
          * * * * * * *
  (f) The [Clerk] Chief Administrative Officer of the House of 
Representatives is authorized, subject to the approval of the 
committee, to appoint a Director of the House Recording Studio 
and such other employees as are deemed necessary to the 
operation of the House Recording Studio.
  (g) There is hereby established in the Treasury of the United 
States, a revolving fund [within the contingent fund of the 
House of Representatives] for the House Recording Studio for 
the purposes of administering the duties of that studio. There 
is also established in the Treasury of the United States a 
revolving fund, within the contingent fund of the Senate, which 
shall be known as the ``Senate Photographic Studio Revolving 
Fund'', for the purpose of administering the duties of the 
Senate Photographic Studio; and there is established in the 
Treasury of the United States, a revolving fund, within the 
contingent fund of the Senate, which shall be known as the 
``Senate Recording Studio Revolving Fund'', for the purpose of 
administering the duties of the Senate Recording Studio.
  (h) All moneys received by the House Recording Studio from 
members of the House of Representatives for disk, film, or tape 
recordings, or from any other source, shall be deposited by the 
[Clerk] Chief Administrative Officer of the House of 
Representatives in the revolving fund established for the House 
Recording Studio by the preceding paragraph; moneys in such 
fund shall be available for disbursement therefrom by the 
[Clerk] Chief Administrative Officer of the House of 
Representatives for the car maintenance, operation, and other 
expenses of the studio upon vouchers signed and approved in 
such manner as the committee shall prescribe. All moneys 
received by the Senate Studio Recording Studio shall be 
deposited in the Senate Recording Revolving Fund established by 
subsection (g) and all funds received by the Senate 
Photographic Studio shall be deposited in the Senate 
Photographic Studio Revolving Fund established by such 
subsection; moneys in the Senate Recording Studio Revolving 
Fund shall be available for disbursement therefrom upon 
vouchers signed by the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the 
Senate for the care, maintenance, operation, and other expenses 
of the Senate Recording Studio, and moneys in the Senate 
Photographic Studio Revolving Fund shall be available for 
disbursement therefrom upon vouchers signed by the Sergeant at 
Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate for the care, maintenance, 
operation, and other expenses of the SenatePhotographic Studio.
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               LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATION ACT, 1963

AN ACT Making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal 
           year ending June 30, 1963, and for other purposes.

          * * * * * * *

                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

          * * * * * * *

                       Administrative Provisions

  Salaries or wages paid out of the items herein for the House 
of Representatives shall hereafter be computed at basic rates, 
plus increased and additional compensation, as authorized and 
provided by law.
  Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Sergeant at 
Arms of the House is authorized and directed on and after the 
date of enactment of this Act to make such arrangements as may 
be necessary for any committee of Members of the Senate and 
House of Representatives duly appointed to attend the funeral 
of a deceased Member of the House. Notwithstanding any other 
provision of law, there shall be paid out of the [contingent 
fund of the House], applicable accounts of the House of 
Representatives, under such rules and regulations as the 
Committee on House [Administration] Oversight may prescribe, 
such sums as may be necessary to defray the funeral expenses of 
the deceased Member and to defray the expenses of such 
committee, the Sergeant at Arms of the House or a 
representative of his office, and the widow (or widower) or 
minor children, or both, of the deceased Member incurred in 
attending the funeral rites and burial of such Member.
          * * * * * * *
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              HOUSE RESOLUTION 1047, NINETY-FIFTH CONGRESS

  Resolved, That (a) * * *
  (b) For payment of expenses incurred in carrying out 
subsection (a) of this section, there shall be paid out of the 
[contingent fund of the House] applicable accounts of the House 
of Representatives, until otherwise provided by law, such sums 
as may be necessary but not to exceed $35,000 in any calendar 
year. Such payments shall be made on vouchers signed by the 
chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs and approved by 
the Committee on House [Administration] Oversight.
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                       THE ACT OF MARCH 30, 1966

 AN ACT To preserve the benefits of the Civil Service Retirement Act, 
the Federal Employees Group Life Insurance Act of 1954, and the Federal 
   Employees Health Benefits Act of 1959 for congressional employees 
           receiving certain congressional staff fellowships.

  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
the United States of America in Congress assembled, [That, with 
respect] That (a) with respect to each employee of the Senate 
or House of Representatives--
          (1) whose compensation is disbursed by the Secretary 
        of the Senate or the [Clerk] Chief Administrative 
        Officer of the House of Representatives, and
          (2) who, on or after January 1, 1963 shall have been 
        separated from employment with the Senate or House of 
        Representatives in order to pursue certain studies 
        under a congressional staff fellowship awarded by the 
        American Political Science Association,
the period of time covered by such fellowship shall be held and 
considered to be service (in a nonpay status) in employment 
with the Senate or House of Representatives, as the case may 
be, at the rate of compensation received immediately prior to 
separation (including any increases in compensation provided by 
law during the period covered by such fellowship) for [the 
purposes of--
          [(A) the Civil Service Retirement Act, as amended (5 
        U.S.C. 2251 and following),
          [(B) the Federal Employees' Group Life Insurance Act 
        of 1954, as amended (5 U.S.C. 2091 and following), and
          [(C) the Federal Employees' Health Benefits Act of 
        1959, as amended (5 U.S.C. 3001 and following),
if the award] the purposes of the provisions of law specified 
in subsection (b), if the award of such fellowship to such 
employee is certified to the Secretary of the Senate or the 
[Clerk of the House of Representatives, as appropriate] Chief 
Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives, as 
appropriate, by the appointing authority concerned or, in the 
event of the death or disability of such appointing authority, 
is established to the satisfaction of the Secretary of the 
Senate or the [Clerk of the House by records] Chief 
Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives by 
records or other evidence.
  (b) The provisions of law referred to in subsection (a) are--
          (1) subchapter III (relating to civil service 
        retirement) of chapter 83 of title 5, United States 
        Code;
          (2) chapter 87 (relating to Federal employees group 
        life insurance) of title 5, United States Code; and
          (3) chapter 89 (relating to Federal employees group 
        health insurance) of title 5, United States Code.
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               SECTION 6 OF THE ACT OF DECEMBER 19, 1970

 AN ACT To amend title 5, United States Code, to revise, clarify, and 
  extend the provisions relating to court leave for employees of the 
              United States and the District of Columbia.

  Sec. 6. (a) For purposes of this section--
          (1) ``employee'' means any individual whose pay is 
        disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate or the [Clerk] 
        Chief Administrative Officer of the House of 
        Representatives; and
          * * * * * * *
  (f) The Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate 
and the Committee on House [Administration] Oversight of the 
House of Representatives are authorized to prescribe, for 
employees of their respective House, such rules and regulations 
as many be necessary to carry out the provisions of this 
section.
          * * * * * * *
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                 SECTION 3 OF THE ACT OF JULY 25, 1974

 AN ACT To authorize the waiver of claims of the United States arising 
out of erroneous payments of pay and allowances to certain officers and 
                  employees of the legislative branch.

  Sec. 3. (a) A claim of the United States against a person 
arising out of an erroneous payment of any pay or allowances, 
other than travel and transportation expenses and allowances, 
on or after the date of enactment of this section, to an 
officer or employee whose pay is disbursed by the [Clerk] Chief 
Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives, the 
collection of which would be against equity and good conscience 
and not in the best interests of the United States, may be 
waived in whole or in part by the Speaker of the House, if the 
claim is not the subject of an exception made by the 
Comptroller General in the account of any accountable officer 
or official.
  (b) An application for waiver of a claim shall be 
investigated by the [Clerk] Chief Administrative Officer of the 
House of Representatives who shall submit a written report of 
his investigation to the Speaker of the House.
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              LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 1990

          * * * * * * *

                     TITLE III--GENERAL PROVISIONS

          * * * * * * *
  Sec. 319. (a)(1) * * *
  (2) There is established a commission to recommend 
individuals to the President for appointment to the Office of 
Architect of the Capitol. The Commission shall be composed of--
          (A) * * *
          * * * * * * *
          (D) the chairmen and the ranking minority members of 
        the Committee on [House Administration of the House of 
        Representatives and the Committee on Rules and 
        Administration of the Senate.] House Oversight of the 
        House of Representatives, the Committee on Rules and 
        Administration of the Senate, the Committee on 
        Appropriations of the House of Representatives, and the 
        Committee on Appropriations of the Senate.
          * * * * * * *
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                        ACT OF FEBRUARY 3, 1879

 CHAP. 40.--An act to provide for taking testimony, to be used before 
     Congress, in cases of private claims against the United States

          * * * * * * *
  Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the marshal of the United 
States for the district in which the testimony is to be taken 
to serve, or cause to be served, all subpoenas issued in behalf 
of the United States under this act, in the same manner as if 
issued by the circuit court for his district; and he shall, 
upon being first paid his fees therefor, serve any subpoenas 
that may be issued at the instance of such private party or 
parties. And the said master may, in his discretion, appoint 
any other person to serve any subpoena. Such master shall have 
full power to administer oaths to witnesses, and the same power 
to issue attachments to compel the attendance of witnesses and 
the production of books, papers and documents, as the circuit 
or district court of his district would have in a case pending 
before it; and it shall be his duty to report the conduct of 
contumacious witnesses before him to the house of Congress 
appointing such committee. The compensation of such master in 
chancery, and of marshals and deputy marshals, and of any 
person appointed to serve papers, shall be the same as for like 
services in equity cases in the circuit court of the United 
States; and the compensation of witnesses shall be the same as 
for like attendance and travel of witnesses before such circuit 
courts; and all such fees and compensation of officers and 
witnesses on behalf of the United States, and other expenses of 
all investigations which may be had under the provisions of 
this act on the part of the United States, shall be paid out of 
the [contingent fund of the branch of Congress appointing such 
committee.] contingent fund of the Senate, in the case of a 
committee of the Senate, or the applicable accounts of the 
House of Representatives, in the case of a committee of the 
House of Representatives. Said master, when the examination is 
concluded, shall attach together all the depositions and 
exhibits, and attach thereto his certificate setting forth or 
referring to the authority by which they were taken, any 
notices he may have given, the names of the witnesses for whom 
subpoenas or attachments were issued, the names of witnesses 
who attended, with the time of attendance and mileage and fees 
of each witness on behalf of the United Stats, which he may 
require to be shown by affidavit, his own fees, the fees of the 
marshal, his deputies or other persons serving papers, giving 
the items, and such other facts in relation to the 
circumstances connected with the taking of the depositions as 
he may deem material. He shall then seal up such depositions 
and papers securely, direct them to the chairman of such 
committee at Washington, stating briefly on the outside the 
nature of the contents, and place the same in the post-office, 
paying the postage thereon; and said package shall be opened 
only in the presence of such committee. The chairman of any 
committee ordering testimony to be taken under this act shall, 
at least ten days before the time fixed for such examination, 
and within two days after the adoption of such order, cause a 
copy thereof to be directed and delivered to the Attorney-
General of the United States, or sent to him by mail at the 
Department of Justice, to enable him to give such instructions 
as he may deem best to the district attorney of the district 
where such testimony is to be taken, who may, and, if required 
by the Attorney-General, shall, though not requested by the 
committee, appear for the United States in person or by 
assistant, and take such part in such examination as the 
Attorney-General shall direct.
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              HOUSE EMPLOYEES POSITION CLASSIFICATION ACT

          * * * * * * *

                         compensation schedules

  Sec. 4. (a)(1) The Committee on House [Administration] 
Oversight of the House of Representatives (hereinafter referred 
to as the ``committee'') shall establish and maintain, and, 
from time to time, may revise, for positions to which this Act 
applies (other than positions within the purview of subsection 
(b) of this section the compensation for which is fixed and 
adjusted from time to time in accordance with prevailing 
rates), a compensation schedule of per annum rates, which shall 
be known as the ``House Employees Schedule'' and for which the 
symbol shall be ``HS'', subject to the following provisions;
          (A) * * *
          * * * * * * *

                  position standards and descriptions

  Sec. 5. (a) * * *
  (b)(1) Subject to review and approval by the committee, the 
Clerk, the Sergeant at Arms, the Chief Administrative Officer, 
and the Inspector General of the House of Representatives, 
shall prepare, revise, and (on a current basis) maintain, at 
such times and in such form as the committee deems appropriate, 
position descriptions of the respective positions (in existence 
on, or established after, the effective date of this Act) under 
the House of Representatives to which this Act applies which 
are under their respective jurisdictions, including--
          (A) * * *
          * * * * * * *
          (C) with respect to the [Doorkeeper] Chief 
        Administrative Officer, positions under the House Radio 
        and Television Correspondents' Gallery and the House 
        Periodical Press Gallery.
          * * * * * * *

                       establishment of positions

  Sec. 11. The committee may authorize the establishment of 
additional positions of the kind to which this Act applies, on 
a permanent basis or on a temporary basis of not to exceed six 
months' duration, whenever, in the judgment of the committee, 
such action is warranted in the interests of the orderly and 
efficient operation of the House of Representatives. The 
compensation of each such position may be paid out of the 
[contingent fund] applicable accounts of the House of 
Representatives until otherwise provided by law. An additional 
position of the kind to which this Act applies shall not be 
established without authorization of the committee.
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                    FEDERAL CONTESTED ELECTIONS ACT

          * * * * * * *

                              definitions

  Sec. 2. For purposes of this [Act--] Act:
          [(a)] (1) The term ``election'' means an official 
        general or special election to choose a Representative 
        in [or Resident Commissioner to the Congress of the 
        United States, but], or Delegate or Resident 
        Commissioner to, the Congress, but that term does not 
        include a primary election, or a caucus or convention 
        of a political party.
          [(b)] (2) The term ``candidate'' means an individual 
        [(1) whose] (A) whose name is printed on the official 
        ballot for election to the [House of Representatives of 
        the United States] office of Representative in, or 
        Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, the Congress, [or 
        (2)] or (B) notwithstanding his name is not printed on 
        such ballot, who seeks election to the [House of 
        Representatives] office of Representative in, or 
        Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, the Congress by 
        write-in votes, provided that he is qualified for such 
        office and that, under the law of the State in which 
        the congressional district is located, write-in voting 
        for such office is permitted and he is eligible to 
        receive write-in votes in such election.
          [(c)] (3) The term ``contestant'' means an individual 
        who contests the election of a Member of the House of 
        Representatives [of the United States] under this Act.
          [(d)] (4) The term ``contestee'' means a Member of 
        the House of Representatives [of the United States] 
        whose election is contested under this Act.
          [(e)] (5) The [term ``Member'' means an incumbent 
        Representative in or Resident Commissioner to the 
        Congress of the United States, or an individual who has 
        been elected to either of such offices] term ``Member 
        of the House of Representatives'' means an incumbent 
        Representative in, or Delegate or Resident Commissioner 
        to, the Congress, or an individual who has been elected 
        to such office but has not taken the oath of office.
          [(f)] (6) The term ``Clerk'' means the Clerk of the 
        House of Representatives [of the United States].
          [(g)] (7) The term ``committee'' means the Committee 
        on [House Administration of the House of 
        Representatives of the United States] House Oversight 
        of the House of Representatives.
          [(h)] (8) The term ``State'' [includes territory and] 
        means a State of the United States and any territory or 
        possession of the United States.
          [(i)] (9) The term ``write-in vote'' means a vote 
        cast for a person whose name does not appear on the 
        official ballot by writing in the name of such person 
        on such ballot or by any other method prescribed by the 
        law of the State in which the election is held.

                           notice of contest

  Sec. 3. (a) Whoever, having been a candidate for election [to 
the House of Representatives] in the last preceding election 
and claiming a right to such office, intends to contest the 
election of a Member of the House of Representatives, shall, 
within thirty days after the result of such election shall have 
been declared by the officer or Board of Canvassers authorized 
by law to declare such result, file with the Clerk and serve 
upon the contestee written notice of his intention to contest 
such election.
          * * * * * * *
  (c) Service of the notice of contest upon contestee shall be 
made as follows:
          (1) * * *
          * * * * * * *
          (4) by delivering a copy to an agent authorized by 
        appointment to receive service of such notice; [or]
          (5) by mailing a copy by registered or certified mail 
        addressed to contestee at his residence or principal 
        office or place of business. Service by mail is 
        complete upon mailing; or
          * * * * * * *

                     allowance of party's expenses

  Sec. 17. The committee may allow any party reimbursement from 
the [contingent fund] applicable accounts of the House of 
Representatives of his reasonable expenses of the contested 
election case, including reasonable attorneys fees, upon the 
verified application of such party accompanied by a complete 
and detailed account of his expenses and supporting vouchers 
and receipts.
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          SECTION 202 OF THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET ACT OF 1974

                          duties and functions

  Sec. 202. (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (g) Use of Computers and Other Techniques.--The Director may 
equip the Office with up-to-date computer capability (upon 
approval of the Committee on [House Administration] House 
Oversight of the House of Representatives and the Committee on 
Rules and Administration of the Senate), obtain the services of 
experts and consultants in computer technology, and develop 
techniques for the evaluation of budgetary requirements.
          * * * * * * *
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                      TITLE 5, UNITED STATES CODE

          * * * * * * *

                          PART III--EMPLOYEES

          * * * * * * *

                     Subpart A--General Provisions

Sec. 2107. Congressional employee

  For the purpose of this title, ``Congressional employee'' 
means--
          (1) * * *
          * * * * * * *
          (5) an employee of a Member of Congress if the pay of 
        the employee is paid by the Secretary of the Senate or 
        the [Clerk] Chief Administrative Officer of the House 
        of Representatives;
          * * * * * * *

                  Subpart B--Employment and Retention

          * * * * * * *

           CHAPTER 33--EXAMINATION, SELECTION, AND PLACEMENT

          * * * * * * *

Sec. 3304. Competitive service; examinations

  (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (c) Notwithstanding a contrary provision of this title or of 
the rules and regulations prescribed under this title for the 
administration of the competitive service, an individual who 
served--
          (1) for at least 3 years in the legislative branch in 
        a position in which he was paid by the Secretary of the 
        Senate or the [Clerk] Chief Administrative Officer of 
        the House of Representatives; or
          * * * * * * *

                     Subpart D--Pay and Allowances

          * * * * * * *

                   CHAPTER 53--PAY RATES AND SYSTEMS

          * * * * * * *

                Subchapter I--Pay Comparability System 

          * * * * * * *

Sec. 5306. Pay fixed by administrative action

  (a) Notwithstanding sections 1341, 1342, and 1349-1351 and 
subchapter II of chapter 15 of title 31--
          (1) the rates of pay of--
                  (A) employees in the legislative, executive, 
                and judicial branches of the Government of the 
                United States (except employees whose pay is 
                disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate or the 
                [Clerk] Chief Administrative Officer of the 
                House of Representatives) and of the government 
                of the District of Columbia, whose rates of pay 
                are fixed by administrative action under law 
                and are not otherwise adjusted under this 
                subchapter;
          * * * * * * *

               Subchapter III--General Schedule Pay Rates

Sec. 5334. Rate on change of position or type of appointment; 
                    regulations

  (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (c) An employee in the legislative branch who is paid by the 
Secretary of the Senate or the [Clerk] Chief Administrative 
Officer of the House of Representatives, and who has completed 
two or more years of service as such an employee, and a Member 
of the Senate or House of Representatives who has completed two 
or more years of service as such a Member, may, on appointment 
to a position to which this subchapter applies, have his 
initial rate of pay fixed--
          (1) at the minimum rate of the appropriate grade; or
          (2) at a step of the appropriate grade that does not 
        exceed the highest previous rate of pay received by him 
        during that service in the legislative branch.
          * * * * * * *

                     CHAPTER 55--PAY ADMINISTRATION

          * * * * * * *

                     Subchapter II--Withholding Pay

          * * * * * * *

Sec. 5515. Crediting amounts received for jury or witness service

  An amount received by an employee as defined by section 2105 
of this title (except an individual whose pay is disbursed by 
the Secretary of the Senate or the [Clerk] Chief Administrative 
Officer of the House of Representatives) or an individual 
employed by the government of the District of Columbia for 
service as a juror or witness during a period for which he is 
entitled to leave under section 6322(a) of this title, or is 
performing official duty under section 6322(b) of this title, 
shall be credited against pay payable to him by the United 
States or the District of Columbia with respect to that period.
          * * * * * * *

              Subchapter IV--Dual Pay and Dual Employment

Sec. 5531. Definitions

  For the purpose of sections 5532 and 5533 of this title--
          (1) * * *
          * * * * * * *
          (5) ``employee of the House of Representatives'' 
        means a congressional employee whose pay is disbursed 
        by the [Clerk] Chief Administrative Officer of the 
        House of Representatives;
          * * * * * * *

Sec. 5533. Dual pay from more than one position; limitations; 
                    exceptions

  (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (c)(1) Unless otherwise authorized by law and except as 
otherwise provided by paragraph (2) or (4) of this subsection, 
appropriated funds are not available for payment to an 
individual of pay from more than one position if the pay of one 
of the positions is paid by the Secretary of the Senate or the 
[Clerk] Chief Administrative Officer of the House of 
Representatives, or one of the positions is under the Office of 
the Architect of the Capitol, and if the aggregate gross pay 
from the positions exceeds $7,724 a year ($10,540, in the case 
of pay disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate).
  (2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1) of this subsection, 
appropriated funds are not available for payment to an 
individual of pay from more than one position, for each of 
which the pay is disbursed by the [Clerk] Chief Administrative 
Officer of the House of Representatives, if the aggregate gross 
pay from those positions exceeds the maximum per annum gross 
rate of pay authorized to be paid to an employee out of the 
clerk hire allowance of a Member of the House.
  (d) Subsection (a) of this section does not apply to--
          (1) * * *
          * * * * * * *
          (5) pay received by an individual holding a 
        position--
                  (A) the pay of which is paid by the Secretary 
                of the Senate or the [Clerk] Chief 
                Administrative Officer of the House of 
                Representatives; or
          * * * * * * *

Sec. 5537. Fees for jury and witness service

  (a) An employee as defined by section 2105 of this title 
(except an individual whose pay is disbursed by the Secretary 
of the Senate or the [Clerk] Chief Administrative Officer of 
the House of Representatives) or an individual employed by the 
government of the District of Columbia may not receive fees for 
service--
          (1) as a juror in a court of the United States or the 
        District of Columbia; or
          (2) as a witness on behalf of the United States or 
        the District of Columbia.
          * * * * * * *

          CHAPTER 57--TRAVEL, TRANSPORTATION, AND SUBSISTENCE

          * * * * * * *

                Subchapter IV--Miscellaneous Provisions

Sec. 5751. Travel expenses of witnesses

  (a) Under such regulations as the Attorney General may 
prescribe, an employee as defined by section 2105 of this title 
(except an individual whose pay is disbursed by the Secretary 
of the Senate or the [Clerk] Chief Administrative Officer of 
the House of Representatives) summoned, or assigned by his 
agency, to testify or produce official records on behalf of the 
United States is entitled to travel expenses under subchapter I 
of this chapter. If the case involves the activity in 
connection with which he is employed, the travel expenses are 
paid from the appropriation otherwise available for travel 
expenses of the employee under proper certification by a 
certifying official of the agency concerned. If the case does 
not involve its activity, the employing agency may advance or 
pay the travel expenses of the employee, and later obtain 
reimbursement from the agency properly chargeable with the 
travel expenses.
  (b) An employee as defined by section 2105 of this title 
(except an individual whose pay is disbursed by the Secretary 
of the Senate or the [Clerk] Chief Administrative Officer of 
the House of Representatives) summoned, or assigned by his 
agency, to testify in his official capacity or produce official 
records, on behalf of a party other than the United States, is 
entitled to travel expenses under subchapter I of this chapter, 
except to the extent that travel expenses are paid to the 
employee for his appearance by the court, authority, or party 
which caused him to be summoned.
          * * * * * * *

                    Subpart E--Attendance and Leave

          * * * * * * *

                           CHAPTER 63--LEAVE

          * * * * * * *

                    Subchapter II--Other Paid Leave

          * * * * * * *

Sec. 6322. Leave for jury or witness service; official duty status for 
                    certain witness service

  (a) An employee as defined by section 2105 of this title 
(except an individual whose pay is disbursed by the Secretary 
of the Senate or the [Clerk] Chief Administrative Officer of 
the House of Representatives) or an individual employed by the 
government of the District of Columbia is entitled to leave, 
without loss of, or reduction in, pay, leave to which he 
otherwise is entitled, credit for time or service, or 
performance of efficiency rating, during a period of absence 
with respect to which he is summoned, in connection with a 
judicial proceeding, by a court or authority responsible for 
the conduct of that proceeding, to serve--
          (1) as a juror; or
          (2) other than as provided in subsection (b) of this 
        section, as a witness on behalf of any party in 
        connection with any judicial proceeding to which the 
        United States, the District of Columbia, or a State or 
        local government is a party;
in the District of Columbia, a State, territory, or possession 
of the United States including the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, 
the Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands, or the Republic of 
Panama. For the purpose of this subsection, ``judicial 
proceeding'' means any action, suit, or other judicial 
proceeding, including any condemnation, preliminary, 
informational, or other proceeding of a judicial nature, but 
does not include an administrative proceeding.
  (b) An employee as defined by section 2105 of this title 
(except an individual whose pay is disbursed by the Secretary 
of the Senate or the [Clerk] Chief Administrative Officer of 
the House of Representatives) or an individual employed by the 
government of the District of Columbia is performing official 
duty during the period with respect to which he is summoned, or 
assigned by his agency, to--
          (1) * * *
          * * * * * * *

                   Subpart G--Insurance and Annuities

          * * * * * * *

                         CHAPTER 83--RETIREMENT

          * * * * * * *

                Subchapter III--Civil Service Retirement

          * * * * * * *

Sec. 8332. Creditable service

  (a) * * *
  (b) The service of an employee shall be credited from the 
date of original employment to the date of separation on which 
title to annuity is based in the civilian service of the 
Government. Except as provided in paragraph (13) of this 
subsection, credit may not be allowed for a period of 
separation from the service in excess of 3 calendar days. The 
service includes--
          (1) * * *
          * * * * * * *
          (16) service performed by any individual as an 
        employee described in section 2105(c) of this title 
        after June 18, 1952, and before January 1, 1966, if (A) 
        such service involved conducting an arts and crafts, 
        drama, music, library, service club, youth activities, 
        sports, or recreation program (including any outdoor 
        recreation program) for personnel of the armed forces, 
        and (B) such individual is an employee subject to this 
        subchapter on the day before the date of the enactment 
        of the Nonappropriated Fund Instrumentalities 
        Employees' Retirement Credit Act of 1986.
The Office of Personnel Management shall accept the 
certification of the Secretary of Agriculture or his designee 
concerning service for the purpose of this subchapter of the 
type performed by an employee named by paragraph (3) of this 
subsection. The Office of Personnel Management shall accept the 
certification of the Secretary of Commerce or his designee 
concerning service for the purpose of this subchapter of the 
type performed by an employee named by paragraph (14) of this 
subsection. The Office of Personnel Management shall accept the 
certification of the Capitol Guide Board concerning service for 
the purpose of this subchapter of the type described in 
paragraph (8) of this subsection and performed by an employee. 
The Office of Personnel Management shall accept the 
certification of the [Clerk] Chief Administrative Officer of 
the House of Representatives concerning service for the purpose 
of this subchapter of the type described in paragraph (13) of 
this subsection. For the purpose of paragraph (5) of this 
subsection--
          (A) * * *
          * * * * * * *

Sec. 8334. Deductions, contributions, and deposits

  (a)(1) The employing agency shall deduct and withhold 7 
percent of the basic pay of an employee, 7\1/2\ percent of the 
basic pay of a Congressional employee, a law enforcement 
officer, and a firefighter, and 8 percent of the basic pay of a 
Member, a Claims Court judge, a United States magistrate, a 
judge of the United States Court of Appeals for the Armed 
Forces, and a bankruptcy judge. An equal amount shall be 
contributed from the appropriation or fund used to pay the 
employee or, in the case of an elected official, from an 
appropriation or fund available for payment of other salaries 
of the same office or establishment. When an employee in the 
legislative branch is paid by the [Clerk of the House of 
Representatives, the Clerk may pay from the contingent fund of 
the House] Chief Administrative Officer of the House of 
Representatives, the Chief Administrative Officer may pay from 
the applicable accounts of the House of Representatives the 
contribution that otherwise would be contributed from the 
appropriation or fund used to pay the employee.
          * * * * * * *
  (j)(1)(A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B), each 
employee or Member who has performed military service before 
the date of the separation on which the entitlement to any 
annuity under this subchapter is based may pay, in accordance 
with such regulations as the Office shall issue, to the agency 
by which the employee is employed, or, in the case of a Member 
or a Congressional employee, to the Secretary of the Senate or 
the [Clerk] Chief Administrative Officer of the House of 
Representatives, as appropriate, an amount equal to 7 percent 
of the amount of the basic pay paid under section 204 of title 
37 to the employee or Member for each period of military 
service after December 1956. The amount of such payments shall 
be based on such evidence of basic pay for military service as 
the employee or Member may provide, or if the Office determines 
sufficient evidence has not been so provided to adequately 
determine basic pay for military service, such payment shall be 
based upon estimates of such basic pay provided to the Office 
under paragraph (4).
          * * * * * * *
  (3) Any payment received by an agency, the Secretary of the 
Senate, or the [Clerk] Chief Administrative Officer of the 
House of Representatives under this subsection shall be 
immediately remitted to the Office for deposit in the Treasury 
of the United States to the credit of the Fund.
          * * * * * * *

            CHAPTER 84--FEDERAL EMPLOYEES' RETIREMENT SYSTEM

          * * * * * * *

                    Subchapter I--General Provisions

Sec. 8402. Federal Employees' Retirement System; exclusions

  (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (c)(1) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (5) The [Clerk] Chief Administrative Officer of the House of 
Representatives and the Secretary of the Senate each may 
exclude from the operation of this chapter a Congressional 
employee--
          (A) whose employment is temporary or intermittent; 
        and
          (B) who is paid by such [Clerk] Chief Administrative 
        Officer or Secretary, as the case may be.
          * * * * * * *

                      Subchapter II--Basic Annuity

          * * * * * * *

Sec. 8422. Deductions from pay; contributions for military service

  (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (e)(1)(A) Except as provided in subparagraph (B), each 
employee or Member who has performed military service before 
the date of the separation on which the entitlement to any 
annuity under this subchapter, or subchapter V of this chapter, 
is based may pay, in accordance with such regulations as the 
Office shall issue, to the agency by which the employee is 
employed, or, in the case of a Member or a Congressional 
employee, to the Secretary of the Senate or the [Clerk] Chief 
Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives, as 
appropriate, an amount equal to 3 percent of the amount of the 
basic pay paid under section 204 of title 37 to the employee or 
Member for each period of military service after December 1956. 
The amount of such payments shall be based on such evidence of 
basic pay for military service as the employee or Member may 
provide, or if the Office determines sufficient evidence has 
not been so provided to adequately determine basic pay for 
military service, such payment shall be based on estimates of 
such basic pay provided to the Office under paragraph (4).
          * * * * * * *
  (3) Any payment received by an agency, the Secretary of the 
Senate, or the [Clerk] Chief Administrative Officer of the 
House of Representatives under this subsection shall be 
immediately remitted to the Office for deposit in the Treasury 
of the United States to the credit of the Fund.
          * * * * * * *

Sec. 8423. Government contributions

  (a)(1) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (3) Contributions under this subsection shall be paid--
          (A) * * *
          * * * * * * *
          (C) in the case of employees of the legislative 
        branch paid by the [Clerk of the House of 
        Representatives, from the contingent fund of the House] 
        Chief Administrative Officer of the House of 
        Representatives, from the applicable accounts of the 
        House of Representatives.
          * * * * * * *

                  Subchapter III--Thrift Savings Plan

          * * * * * * *

Sec. 8432. Contributions

  (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (e) The sums required to be contributed to the Thrift Savings 
Fund by an employing agency under subsection (c) for the 
benefit of an employee or Member shall be paid from the 
appropriation or fund available to such agency for payment of 
salaries of the employee's or Member's office or establishment. 
When an employee or Member in the legislative branch is paid by 
the [Clerk of the House of Representatives, the Clerk may pay 
from the contingent fund] Chief Administrative Officer of the 
House of Representatives, the Chief Administrative Officer may 
pay from the applicable accounts of the House of 
Representatives the contribution that otherwise would be 
contributed from the appropriation or fund used to pay the 
employee or Member.
          * * * * * * *

Sec. 8432a. Payment of lost earnings

  (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (c) Any amounts required to be paid by an employing agency 
under this section shall be paid from the appropriation or fund 
available to the employing agency for payment of salaries of 
the participant's office or establishment. If a participant in 
the legislative branch is paid by the [Clerk of the House of 
Representatives, the Clerk may pay from the contingent fund] 
Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives, 
the Chief Administrative Officer may pay from the applicable 
accounts of the House of Representatives the amount required to 
be paid to correct errors relating to the Thrift Savings Fund 
that otherwise would be paid from the appropriation or fund 
used to pay the participant.
          * * * * * * *

                       CHAPTER 87--LIFE INSURANCE

          * * * * * * *

Sec. 8708. Government contributions

  (a) * * *
  (b) When an employee is paid by the [Clerk of the House of 
Representatives, the Clerk may contribute the sum required by 
subsection (a) of this section from the contingent fund of the 
House.] Chief Administrative Officer of the House of 
Representatives, the Chief Administrative Officer may 
contribute the sum required by subsection (a) of this section 
from the applicable accounts of the House of Representatives.
          * * * * * * *

                      CHAPTER 89--HEALTH INSURANCE

          * * * * * * *

Sec. 8906. Contributions

  (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (f) The Government contributions for health benefits for an 
employee shall be paid--
          (1) * * *
          * * * * * * *
          (3) in the case of an employee of the legislative 
        branch who is paid by the [Clerk of the House of 
        Representatives, from the contingent fund of the House] 
        Chief Administrative Officer of the House of 
        Representatives, from the applicable accounts of the 
        House of Representatives; and
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                    ETHICS IN GOVERNMENT ACT OF 1978

    TITLE I--FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE REQUIREMENTS OF FEDERAL PERSONNEL

          * * * * * * *

                           FILING OF REPORTS

  Sec. 103. (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (h)(1) The reports required under this title shall be filed 
by a reporting individual with--
          (A)(i)(I) the Clerk of the House of Representatives, 
        in the case of a Representative in Congress, a Delegate 
        to Congress, the Resident Commissioner from Puerto 
        Rico, an officer or employee of the Congress whose 
        compensation is disbursed by the [Clerk] Chief 
        Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives, 
        an officer or employee of the Architect of the Capitol, 
        the United States Botanic Garden, the Congressional 
        Budget Office, the Government Printing Office, the 
        Library of Congress, or the Copyright Royalty Tribunal 
        (including any individual terminating service, under 
        section 101(e), in any office or position referred to 
        in this subclause), or an individual described in 
        section 101(c) who is a candidate for nomination or 
        election as a Representative in Congress, a Delegate to 
        Congress, or the Resident Commissioner from Puerto 
        Rico; and
          * * * * * * *

                              DEFINITIONS

  Sec. 109. For the purposes of this title, the term--
          (1) * * *
          * * * * * * *
          (13) ``officer or employee of the Congress'' means--
                  (A) any individual described under 
                subparagraph (B), other than a Member of 
                Congress or the Vice President, whose 
                compensation is disbursed by the Secretary of 
                the Senate or the [Clerk] Chief Administrative 
                Officer of the House of Representatives;
          * * * * * * *
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                   JOINT RESOLUTION OF JUNE 23, 1949

 JOINT RESOLUTION To print the monthly publication entitled ``Economic 
                             Indicators''.

  Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Joint 
Committee on the Economic Report be authorized to issue a 
monthly publication entitled ``Economic Indicators'', and that 
a sufficient quantity be printed to furnish one copy to each 
Member of Congress; the Secretary and the Sergeant at Arms of 
the Senate; the Clerk, Sergeant at Arms, and [Doorkeeper] Chief 
Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives; two 
copies of the libraries of the Senate and House, and the 
Congressional Library; seven hundred copies to the Joint 
Committee on the Economic Report; and the required number of 
copies to the Superintendent of Documents for distribution to 
depository libraries; and that the Superintendent of Documents 
be authorized to have copies printed for sale to the public.
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     SECTION 105 OF THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATION ACT, 1961

  Sec. 105. (a) * * *
  (b) Each chairman or senior member of the House of 
Representatives and Senate group or delegation of the United 
States group or delegation to the Interparliamentary Union, the 
North Atlantic Assembly, the Canada-United States 
Interparliamentary Group, the Mexico-United States 
Interparliamentary Group, or any similar interparliamentary 
group of which the United States is a member or participates, 
by whom or on whose behalf local currencies owned by the United 
States are made available and expended and/or expenditures are 
made from funds appropriated for the expenses of such group or 
delegation, shall file with the chairman of the Committee on 
Foreign Relations of the Senate in the case of the group or 
delegation of the Senate, or with the chairman of the Committee 
on Foreign Affairs of the House of Representatives in the case 
of the group or delegation of the House, an itemized report 
showing all such expenditures made by or on behalf of each 
Member or employee of the group or delegation together with the 
purposes of the expenditure, including per diem (lodging and 
meals), transportation, and other purposes. Within sixty days 
after the beginning of each regular session of Congress, the 
chairman of the Committee on Foreign Relations and the chairman 
of the Committee on Foreign Affairs shall prepare consolidated 
reports showing with respect to each such group or delegation 
the total amount expended, the purposes of the expenditures, 
the amount expended for each such purpose, the names of the 
Members or employees by or on behalf of whom the expenditures 
were made and the amount expended by or on behalf of each 
Member or employee for each such purpose. The consolidated 
reports prepared by the chairman of the Committee on Foreign 
Relations of the Senate shall be filed with the Secretary of 
the Senate, and the consolidated reports prepared by the 
chairman of the Committee on Foreign Affairs of the House shall 
be filed with the [Committee on House Administration] Clerk of 
the House and shall be open to public inspection.
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             SECTION 502 OF THE MUTUAL SECURITY ACT OF 1954

  Sec. 502. Use of Foreign Currency.--(a) * * *
  (b)(1) * * *
  (2) On a quarterly basis, the chairman of each committee of 
the House of Representatives or the Senate and of each joint 
committee of the Congress (A) shall prepare a consolidated 
report (i) which itemizes the amounts and dollars equivalent 
values of each foreign currency expended and the amounts of 
dollar expenditures from appropriated funds in connection with 
travel outside the United States, stating the purposes of the 
expenditures including per diem (lodging and meals), 
transportation, and other purposes, and (ii) which shows the 
total itemized expenditures, by such committee and by each 
member or employee of such committee (including in the case of 
a committee of the Senate, each employee of a member of the 
committee who received an authorization under paragraph (1) 
from the chairman of the committee); and (B) shall forward such 
consolidated report to the [Clerk] Chief Administrative Officer 
of the House of Representatives (if the committee is a 
committee of the House of Representatives or a joint committee 
whose funds are disbursed by the [Clerk] Chief Administrative 
Officer of the House) or to the Secretary of the Senate (if the 
committee is a committee of the Senate or a joint committee 
whose funds are disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate). Each 
such consolidated report shall be open to public inspection and 
shall be published in the Congressional Record within ten 
legislative days after the report is forwarded pursuant to this 
paragraph. In the case of the Select Committee on Intelligence 
of the Senate and the Permanent Select Committee on 
Intelligence of the House of Representatives, such consolidated 
report may, in the discretion of the chairman of the committee, 
omit such information as would identify the foreign countries 
in which members and employees of that committee traveled.
  (3)(A) Each Member or employee who receives an authorization 
under paragraph (1) from the Speaker of the House of 
Representatives, the President of the Senate, the President pro 
tempore of the Senate, the Majority Leader of the Senate, or 
the Minority Leader of the Senate, shall within thirty days 
after the completion of the travel involved, submit a report 
setting forth the information specified in paragraph (2), to 
the extent applicable, to the [Clerk] Chief Administrative 
Officer of the House of Representatives (in the case of a 
Member of the House or an employee whose salary is disbursed by 
the [Clerk] Chief Administrative Officer of the House) or the 
Secretary of the Senate (in the case of a Member of the Senate 
or an employee whose salary is disbursed by the Secretary of 
the Senate). In the case of an authorization for a group of 
Members or employees, such reports shall be submitted for all 
Members of the group by its chairman, or if there is no 
designated chairman, by the ranking Member or if the group does 
not include a Member, by the senior employee in the group. Each 
report submitted pursuant to this subparagraph shall be open to 
public inspection.
  (B) On a quarterly basis, the [Clerk] Chief Administrative 
Officer of the House of Representatives and the Secretary of 
the Senate shall each prepare a consolidation of the reports 
received by them under this paragraph with respect to 
expenditures during the preceding quarter by each Member and 
employee or by each group in the case of expenditures made on 
behalf of a group which are not allocable to individual members 
of the group. Each such consolidation shall be open to public 
inspection and shall be published in the Congressional Record 
within ten legislative days after its completion.
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                          ACT OF JUNE 3, 1976

AN ACT To establish a Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe.

          * * * * * * *
  Sec. 8. (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (d)(1) * * *
  (2) For purposes of section 3304(c)(1) of title 5, United 
States Code, staff personnel of the Commission shall be 
considered as if they are in positions in which they are paid 
by the Secretary of the Senate or the [Clerk] Chief 
Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives.
          * * * * * * *
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              SECTION 802 OF THE ETHICS REFORM ACT OF 1989

SEC. 802. USE OF OFFICIAL RESOURCES.

  (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (d) Use of Official Vehicles.--The Committee on [House 
Administration] House Oversight of the House of Representatives 
shall take such action as may be necessary to carry out section 
503 with respect to vehicles of the House of Representatives.
          * * * * * * *
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                      TITLE 31, UNITED STATES CODE

          * * * * * * *

                    SUBTITLE II--THE BUDGET PROCESS

          * * * * * * *

                  CHAPTER 15--APPROPRIATION ACCOUNTING

          * * * * * * *

                    Subchapter IV--Closing Accounts

          * * * * * * *

Sec. 1551. Definitions; applicability of subchapter

  (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (c) This subchapter does not apply to--
          (1) appropriations for the District of Columbia 
        government; or
          (2) appropriations to be disbursed by the Secretary 
        of the Senate or the [Clerk] Chief Administrative 
        Officer of the House of Representatives.
          * * * * * * *

             SUBTITLE V--GENERAL ASSISTANCE ADMINISTRATION

          * * * * * * *

                    CHAPTER 61--PROGRAM INFORMATION

          * * * * * * *

Sec. 6102a. Assistance awards information system

  (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (c) The Director shall transmit promptly after the end of 
each calendar quarter, free of charge, the data in the system 
required by subsection (a) to the Committee on Rules and 
Administration of the Senate and to the Committee on [House 
Administration] House Oversight of the House of 
Representatives.
          * * * * * * *

             CHAPTER 62--CONSOLIDATED FEDERAL FUNDS REPORT

          * * * * * * *

Sec. 6203. Printing and distribution of reports and machine-readable 
                    records

  (a)(1)  * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (3) The Director shall also transmit promptly after the end 
of each calendar year, free of charge, one machine-readable 
record of the report required by section 6202 to the Committee 
on Rules and Administration of the Senate and to the Committee 
on House [Administration] Oversight of the House of 
Representatives.
          * * * * * * *
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              SECTION 3216 OF TITLE 39, UNITED STATES CODE

          * * * * * * *

                          PART IV--MAIL MATTER

          * * * * * * *

                  CHAPTER 32--PENALTY AND FRANKED MAIL

          * * * * * * *

Sec. 3216. Reimbursement for franked mailings

  (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (e)(1) Not later than two weeks after the last day of each 
quarter of the fiscal year, or as soon as practicable 
thereafter, the Postmaster General shall send to the [Clerk of 
the House] Chief Administrative Officer of the House of 
Representatives, the House Commission on Congressional Mailing 
Standards, the Secretary of the Senate, and the Senate 
Committee on Rules and Administration a report which shall 
contain a tabulation of the estimated number of pieces and 
costs of franked mail, as defined in section 3201 of this 
title, in each mail classification sent through the mail for 
that quarter and for the preceding quarters in the fiscal year, 
together with separate tabulations of the number of pieces and 
costs of such mail sent by the House and by the Senate.
  (2) Two weeks after the close of the second quarter of the 
fiscal year, or as soon as practicable thereafter, the 
Postmaster General shall send to the [Clerk of the House] Chief 
Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives, the 
House Commission on Congressional Mailing Standards, the 
Committee on [House Administration] House Oversight, the 
Secretary of the Senate, and the Senate Committee on Rules and 
Administration, a statement of the costs of postage on, and 
fees and charges in connection with, mail matter sent through 
the mails as described in paragraph (1) of this subsection for 
the preceding two quarters together with an estimate of such 
costs for the balance of the fiscal year. As soon as 
practicable after receipt of this statement, the House 
Commission on Congressional Mailing Standards, the Committee on 
[House Administration] House Oversight, and the Senate 
Committee on Rules and Administration shall consider 
promulgating such regulations for their respective Houses as 
may be necessary to ensure that total postage costs, as 
described in paragraph (1) of this subsection, will not exceed 
the amounts available for the fiscal year.
          * * * * * * *
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SECTION 701 OF THE EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR ADDITIONAL 
DISASTER ASSISTANCE, FOR ANTI-TERRORISM INITIATIVES, FOR ASSISTANCE IN 
   THE RECOVERY FROM THE TRAGEDY THAT OCCURRED AT OKLAHOMA CITY, AND 
                         RESCISSIONS ACT, 1995

                        Administrative Provision

  Sec. 701. Section 319 of the Legislative Branch 
Appropriations Act, 1990 (40 U.S.C. 162-1) is amended--
          (1) * * *
          * * * * * * *
          (3) in subparagraph (D) of paragraph (2) of 
        subsection (a), by striking out [``Administration'' and 
        all] ``House Administration'' and all that follows 
        through the end of the subparagraph, and inserting in 
        lieu thereof ``House Oversight of the House of 
        Representatives, the Committee on Rules and 
        Administration of the Senate, the Committee on 
        Appropriations of the House of Representatives, and the 
        Committee on Appropriations of the Senate.''.
          * * * * * * *
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              HOUSE RESOLUTION 291, EIGHTY-EIGHTH CONGRESS

  Resolved, That, until otherwise provided by law, there is 
authorized to be paid out of the [contingent fund] applicable 
accounts of the House of Representatives, on vouchers signed by 
the chairman of the Committee on [House Administration] House 
Oversight, a gratuity to the widow, widower, or heirs-at-law, 
of each deceased employee under the jurisdiction of the 
Architect of the Capitol who was assigned to duty in the House 
of Representatives at the time of his death. The payment of 
each such gratuity shall be in accordance with uniform rules 
and regulations adopted by the Committee on [House 
Administration] House Oversight except that no such gratuity 
shall be in excess of that payable to the widow, widower, or 
heirs-at-law of any deceased employee under the jurisdiction of 
the Architect of the Capitol having a comparable length of 
service, who was assigned to similar duties in the Senate at 
the time of his death.
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              HOUSE RESOLUTION 317, NINETY-SECOND CONGRESS

          * * * * * * *
  Sec. 2. (a) Notwithstanding any other authority with respect 
to the jurisdiction and control over the management of the 
House Restaurant and the cafeteria and other food service 
facilities of the House of Representatives, the jurisdiction 
over such restaurant and facilities and authority over the 
direction and supervision of the immediate management and 
operation thereof shall be vested in the Committee [House 
Administration] House Oversight; and the immediate management 
and operation of such restaurant and facilities may be vested 
in such official or other authority, acting as the agent of the 
committee, as the committee may designate; and the official or 
authority so designated shall perform the duties vested in the 
Architect of the Capitol by section 208 of the First 
Supplemental Civil Functions Appropriation Act, 1941 (54 Stat. 
1056; Public, No. 812, Seventy-sixth Congress; 40 U.S.C. 174k).
  (b) The Architect of the Capitol is hereby authorized and 
directed to transfer, as the Committee on [House 
Administration] House Oversight directs, all accounts, records, 
supplies, equipment, and assets of the House Restaurant and the 
cafeteria and other food service facilities of the House which 
are in the possession or under the control of the Architect of 
the Capitol in order that all such items may be available for 
the maintenance and operation of the House Restaurant under the 
authority of, and as directed by, the Committee on [House 
Administration].
  (c) All authority, responsibility, and functions vested in or 
imposed upon the Architect of the Capitol in connection with 
the special deposit account established by section 208 of the 
First Supplemental Civil Functions Appropriation Act, 1941 (40 
U.S.C. 174k), shall be vested in or imposed upon such other 
official, authority, or authorities as the Committee on [House 
Administration] House Oversight may designate.
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  SECTION 208 OF THE FIRST SUPPLEMENTAL CIVIL FUNCTIONS APPROPRIATION 
                               ACT, 1941

  [Sec. 208. (a) The Architect of the Capitol is hereby 
authorized and directed to carry into effect for the House of 
Representatives, and to exercise the authorities contained in, 
the Resolution of the House of Representatives numbered 590, 
adopted September 5, 1940, and any other resolution of such 
House amendatory thereof or supplementary thereto hereafter 
adopted. Such authority and direction shall continue until the 
House of Representatives shall by resolution otherwise order.
  [(b) There is hereby established with the Treasurer of the 
United States a special deposit account in the name of the 
Architect of the Capitol for the House of Representatives 
Restaurant, into which shall be deposited all sums received 
pursuant to such resolution or resolutions and from the 
operations thereunder and from which shall be disbursed the 
sums necessary in connection with the exercise of the duties 
required under such resolution or resolutions and the 
operations thereunder. Any appropriation hereafter made from 
the Treasury of the United States for such restaurant shall be 
a part of the appropriation ``Contingent Expenses, House of 
Representatives, Miscellaneous Items'', for the particular 
fiscal year involved and each such part shall be paid to the 
Architect of the Capitol by the Clerk of the House of 
Representatives in such sum as such appropriation or 
appropriations shall hereafter specify and shall be deposited 
by such Architect in full in such special deposit account.
  [(c) Deposits and disbursements under such special deposit 
account (1) shall be made by the Architect, or, when directed 
by him, by such employees of the Architect as he may designate, 
and (2) shall be subject to audit by the General Accounting 
Office at such times and in such manner as the Comptroller 
General may direct: Provided, That payments made by or under 
the direction of the Architect of the Capitol from such special 
deposit account shall be conclusive upon all officers of the 
government.
  [(d) The Architect, Assistant Architect, and any employees of 
the Architect designated by the Architect under subsection (c) 
hereof shall each give bond in the sum of $5,000 with such 
surety as the Secretary of the Treasury may approve for the 
handling of the financial transactions under such special 
deposit account.]
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              HOUSE RESOLUTION 208, NINETY-FOURTH CONGRESS

  Resolved, that the chairman, Committee on [House 
Administration] House Oversight is authorized:
          (1) to lease or to otherwise provide additional 
        indoor and outdoor parking facilities for employees of 
        the House of Representatives in an area or areas in the 
        District of Columbia outside the limits of the United 
        States Capitol Grounds;
          (2) to provide for transportation of such employees 
        to and from such area or areas and the United States 
        Capitol Grounds;
          (3) to regulate and assign such additional parking 
        facilities;
          (4) to utilize the United States Capitol Police with 
        respect to such parking areas, and transit routes; and
          (5) to utilize the services of the Architect of the 
        Capitol to prepare bids, leases, or otherwise assist in 
        obtaining such additional parking facilities.
Until otherwise provided by law, there shall be paid out of the 
[contingent fund] applicable accounts of the House of 
Representatives such sums may be necessary to carry out this 
authorization.
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     SECTION 312 OF THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 1992

  Sec. 312. (a)(1) The [Clerk] Chief Administrative Officer of 
the House of Representatives shall maintain and operate a child 
care center (to be known as the ``House of Representatives 
Child Care Center'') to furnish pre-school child care--
          (A) for children of individuals whose pay is 
        disbursed by the [Clerk] Chief Administrative Officer 
        of the House of Representatives [or the Sergeant at 
        Arms of the House of Representatives] and children of 
        support personnel of the House of Representatives; and
          * * * * * * *
  (b)(1)(A) The Speaker of the House of Representatives shall 
appoint 15 individuals (of whom 7 shall be upon recommendation 
of the [Minority Leader] minority leader of the House of 
Representatives), to serve without pay, as members of an 
advisory board for the center. The board shall--
          (i) provide advice to the [Clerk] Chief 
        Administrative Officer on matters of policy relating to 
        the administration and operation of the center 
        (including the selection of the director of the 
        center);
          * * * * * * *
  (c) In carrying out subsection (a), the [Clerk] Chief 
Administrative Officer is authorized--
          (1) to collect fees for child care services;
          (2) to accept such gifts of money and property as may 
        be approved by the Chairman and the ranking minority 
        party member of the Committee on [House Administration] 
        House Oversight of the House of Representatives, acting 
        jointly; and
          (3) to employ a director and other employees for the 
        center.
  (d)(1) There is established [in the contingent fund of the 
House of Representatives] an account which, subject to 
appropriation, and except as provided in paragraph (2), shall 
be the exclusive source for all salaries and expenses for 
activities carried out under this section. The [Clerk] Chief 
Administrative Officer shall deposit in the account any amounts 
received under subsection (c).
  (2) [with] With respect to employees of the center, the House 
of Representatives shall make Government contributions and 
payments for health insurance, retirement, employment taxes, 
and similar benefits and programs in the same manner as such 
contributions and payments are made for other employees of the 
House of Representatives.
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                 ARIZONA-IDAHO CONSERVATION ACT OF 1988

          * * * * * * *

       TITLE VIII--UNITED STATES CAPITOL PRESERVATION COMMISSION

             united states capitol preservation commission

  Sec. 801. (a) * * *
  (b) Membership.--The Commission shall be composed of the 
following Members of Congress:
          (1) * * *
          * * * * * * *
          (3) The Chairman and the ranking minority party 
        member of the Committee on Rules and Administration of 
        the Senate, and the Chairman and the ranking minority 
        party member of the Committee on [House Administration] 
        House Oversight of the House of Representatives.
          * * * * * * *

              TITLE X--HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PROVISIONS

                house of representatives fine arts board

  Sec. 1001. (a) Establishment and Authority.--There is 
established in the House of Representatives a Fine Arts Board 
(hereafter in this title referred to as the ``Board''), 
comprised of the House of Representatives members of the Joint 
Committee on the Library. The chairman of the Committee on 
[House Administration] House Oversight of the House of 
Representatives shall be the chairman of the Board. The Board, 
in consultation with the House Office Building Commission, 
shall have authority over all works of fine art, historical 
objects, and similar property that are the property of the 
Congress and are for display or other use in the House of 
Representatives wing of the Capitol, the House of 
Representatives Office Buildings, or any other location under 
the control of the House of Representatives.
          * * * * * * *
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        SECTION 2 OF HOUSE RESOLUTION 661, NINETY-FIFTH CONGRESS

  Sec. 2. (a) Each appointment to a position authorized to be 
established in the first section of this resolution shall be 
made by the Capitol Police Board, subject to the prior approval 
of the Committee on [House Administration] House Oversight, 
without regard to political affiliation and solely on the basis 
of fitness to perform the duties of the position.
          * * * * * * *
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           HOUSE RESOLUTION 199, ONE HUNDRED SECOND CONGRESS

SECTION 1. CIVILIAN SUPPORT POSITIONS FOR THE CAPITOL POLICE FOR THE 
                    HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

  (a) In General.--The Committee on [House Administration] 
House Oversight of the House of Representatives is authorized 
to establish 114 civilian support positions for the Capitol 
Police. The positions so authorized shall--
          (1) be for the performance of functions with respect 
        to the House of Representatives;
          (2) be subject to rates of compensation that are 
        equivalent to the rates under the House Employees 
        Schedule; and
          (3) to the extent determined by the Committee on 
        [House Administration] House Oversight, be treated as 
        positions under the House Employees Position 
        Classification Act (2 U.S.C. 291 et seq.).
  (b) Appointments.--Each appointment to a civilian support 
position under this section shall be made--
          (1) by the Capitol Police Board, with prior approval 
        of the Committee on [House Administration] House 
        Oversight of the House of Representatives; and
          * * * * * * *

SEC. 2. REGULATIONS.

  The Committee on [House Administration] House Oversight of 
the House of Representatives shall have authority to prescribe 
regulations to carry out this resolution.
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            HOUSE RESOLUTION 420, ONE HUNDRED FIRST CONGRESS

  Resolved, That the position of Director of Employment 
Practices is established with respect to members of the Capitol 
Police.
  Sec. 2. Each appointment to the position under the first 
section shall be made--
          (1) by the Capitol Police Board, with prior approval 
        of the Committee on [House Administration] House 
        Oversight; and
          (2) without regard to political affiliation and 
        solely on the basis of fitness to perform the functions 
        of the position.
  Sec. 3. The pay for the position under the first section--
          (1) * * *
          (2) until otherwise provided by law, shall be paid 
        [from the contingent fund of the House of 
        Representatives or] from amounts appropriated for the 
        Capitol Police with respect to the House of 
        Representatives.
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              HOUSE RESOLUTION 449, NINETY-SECOND CONGRESS

          * * * * * * *
  Sec. 3. (a) Each officer or member of the United States 
Capitol Police force--
          (1) whose pay is disbursed by the [Clerk] Chief 
        Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives; 
        and
          * * * * * * *
  (d) Compensation which officers and members are entitled to 
receive under this section shall be made upon certification by 
the Chief of the Capitol Police at the end of each calendar 
quarter to the Capitol Police Board to the Committee on House 
[Administration] Oversight of the House of Representatives.
          * * * * * * *
  [Sec. 5. There shall be paid out of the contingent fund of 
the House of Representatives, until otherwise provided by law, 
such sums as may be necessary to pay the rates of pay 
(including overtime pay) and the costs of uniforms and 
equipment, and to cover other necessary expenses, incident to 
carrying out the purposes of this resolution.]
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     SECTION 3 OF THE HOUSE RESOLUTION 1309, NINETY-THIRD CONGRESS

  [Sec. 3. There shall be paid out of the contingent fund of 
the House of Representatives, until otherwise provided by law, 
such sums as may be necessary to make payments of overtime pay 
under the provisions of this resolution.]
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                          ACT OF JULY 31, 1946

  AN ACT To define the area of the United States Capitol Grounds, to 
           regulate the use thereof, and for other purposes.

          * * * * * * *
  Sec. 9B. (a) Subject to such regulations as may be prescribed 
by the Capitol Police Board and approved by the Committee on 
[House Administration] House Oversight of the House of 
Representatives and the Committee on Rules and Administration 
of the Senate, a member of the Capitol Police shall have 
authority to make arrests and otherwise enforce the laws of the 
United States, including the laws of the District of Columbia--
          (1) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  Sec. 9C. Payroll administration for the Capitol Police and 
civilian support personnel of the Capitol Police shall be 
carried out on a unified basis by a single disbursing 
authority. The Capitol Police Board, with the approval of the 
Committee on [House Administration] House Oversight of the 
House of Representatives and the Committee on Rules and 
Administration of the Senate, acting jointly, shall, by 
contract or otherwise, provide for such unified payroll 
administration.
          * * * * * * *
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                         ACT OF AUGUST 21, 1984

                          (PUBLIC LAW 98-392)

AN ACT To authorize appropriations for the American Folklife Center for 
          fiscal years 1985 and 1986, and for other purposes.

  Sec. 3. (a) * * *
  (b)(1) In the case of any such designation referred to in 
subsection (a) involving a day care center established for the 
benefit of children of Members and employees of the Senate, the 
designation shall be with the approval of the Senate Committee 
on Rules and Administration, and in the case of such a center 
established for the benefit of children of Members and 
employees of the House of Representatives, the designation 
shall be with the approval of the House Committee on [House 
Administration] House Oversight, with the concurrence of the 
House Office Building Commission.
          * * * * * * *
  (c) Nothing in this or any other Act shall be construed as 
prohibiting any day care center referred to in subsection (a) 
from placing playground equipment within an area designated 
pursuant to subsection (a) for use solely in connection with 
the operation of such center, subject to, in the case of a day 
care center established for the benefit of children of Members 
and employees of the Senate, the approval of the Senate 
Committee on Rules and Administration, and in the case of such 
a center established for the benefit of children of Members and 
employees of the House of Representatives, the approval of the 
House Committee on [House Administration] House Oversight, with 
the concurrence of the House Office Building Commission.
          * * * * * * *
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   SECTION 301 OF THE NATIONAL VISITOR CENTER FACILITIES ACT OF 1968

                   TITLE III--CAPITOL VISITOR CENTER

  Sec. 301. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the 
Architect of the Capitol, in consultation with the House Office 
Building Commission and the Senate Office Building Commission, 
is hereby authorized and directed to provide adequate space and 
facilities in the Capitol Building for an educational and 
informational center and information and distribution stations 
to afford visitors to the Capitol Building an opportunity to 
acquire (1) information relative to Congressional offices, (2) 
assistance relative to their visit to the Capitol, (3) 
pamphlets, books, drawings, slides and photographs, and related 
materials, and (4) information about the Capital and the 
history of the Capitol Building and past and present 
Congresses. All materials distributed by such educational and 
informational center and such stations shall first be approved 
by the Architect of the Capitol, after consultation with the 
[House Committee on House Administration] Committee on House 
Oversight of the House of Representatives, the Senate Committee 
on Rules and Administration, the United States Capitol 
Historical Society, and such other educational and historical 
groups as the Architect of the Capitol deems appropriate. The 
Architect of the Capitol is hereby authorized to enter into 
such agreements as may be reasonably necessary to operate such 
educational and informational center and stations.
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               SECTION 3 OF THE ACT OF NOVEMBER 14, 1986

  AN ACT To provide standards for placement of commemorative works on 
certain Federal lands in the District of Columbia and its environs, and 
                          for other purposes.

 congressional authorization of commemorative works in the district of 
                       columbia and its environs

  Sec. 3. (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (d) In considering legislation authorizing commemorative 
works within the District of Columbia and its environs, the 
Committee on [House Administration] House Oversight of the 
House of Representatives and the Energy and Natural Resources 
Committee of the Senate shall solicit the views of the National 
Capital Memorial Commission.
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              SECTION 303 OF THE ATOMIC ENERGY ACT OF 1954

  Sec. 303. Information and Assistance to Congressional 
Committees.--
  a. * * *
          * * * * * * *
  d. The committees of the Senate and the House of 
Representatives which, under the rules of the Senate and the 
House, have jurisdiction over the development, utilization, or 
application of nuclear energy, are authorized to utilize the 
services, information, facilities, and personnel of any 
Government agency which has activities or responsibilities in 
the field of nuclear energy which are within the jurisdiction 
of such committees: Provided, however, That any utilization of 
personnel by such committees shall be on a reimbursable basis 
and shall require, with respect to committees of the Senate, 
the prior written consent of the Committee on Rules and 
Administration, and with respect to committees of the House of 
Representatives, the prior written consent of the Committee on 
[House Administration] House Oversight.
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              SECTION 6004 OF THE SOLID WASTE DISPOSAL ACT

 applicability of solid waste disposal guidelines to executive agencies

  Sec. 6004. (a) Compliance.--(1) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (4) The President or the Committee on [House Administration] 
House Oversight of the House of Representatives and the 
Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate with regard 
to any unit of the legislative branch of the Federal Government 
shall prescribe regulations to carry out this subsection.
          * * * * * * *
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                      TITLE 44, UNITED STATES CODE

          * * * * * * *

                 CHAPTER 1--JOINT COMMITTEE ON PRINTING

          * * * * * * *

Sec. 101. Joint Committee on Printing: membership

  The Joint Committee on Printing shall consist of the chairman 
and four members of the Committee on Rules and Administration 
of the Senate and the chairman and four members of the 
Committee on [House Administration] House Oversight of the 
House of Representatives.
          * * * * * * *

             CHAPTER 7--CONGRESSIONAL PRINTING AND BINDING

          * * * * * * *
[735. Binding for Members of Congress.] 735. Binding for Senators.
          * * * * * * *

Sec. 703. Printing extra copies

  Orders for printing copies in addition to the ``usual 
number'', otherwise than provided for by this section, shall be 
by simple, concurrent, or joint resolution. Either House may 
print extra copies to the amount of $1,200 by simple 
resolution; if the cost exceeds that sum, the printing shall be 
ordered by concurrent resolution, unless the resolution is 
self-appropriating, when it shall be by joint resolution. 
Resolutions, when presented to either House, shall be referred 
to the Committee on [House Administration] House Oversight of 
the House of Representatives or the Committee on Rules and 
Administration of the Senate, who, in making their report, 
shall give the probable cost of the proposed printing upon the 
estimate of the Public Printer; and extra copies may not be 
printed before the committee has reported. The printing of 
additional copies may be performed upon orders of the Joint 
Committee on Printing within a limit of $700 in cost in any one 
instance.
          * * * * * * *

Sec. 730. Distribution of documents to Members of Congress

  When, in the division among Senators, and Representatives, of 
documents printed for the use of Congress there is an 
apportionment to each or either House in round numbers, the 
Public Printer may not deliver the full number so accredited at 
the Senate Service Department and House of Representatives 
Publications Distribution Service, but only the largest 
multiple of the number constituting the full membership of that 
House, including the Secretary and Sergeant at Arms of the 
Senate and Clerk[, Sergeant at Arms, and Doorkeeper] and 
Sergeant at Arms of the House, which is contained in the round 
numbers thus accredited to that House, so that the number 
delivered divides evenly and without remainder among the 
Members of the House to which they are delivered; and the 
remainder of the documents thus resulting shall be turned over 
to the Superintendent of Documents, to be distributed by him, 
first, to public and school libraries for the purpose of 
completing broken sets; second, to public and school libraries 
that have not been supplied with any portions of the sets, and, 
lastly, by sale to other persons; the libraries to be named to 
him by Senators and Representatives; and in this distribution 
the Superintendent of Documents, as far as practicable, shall 
make an equal allowance to each Senator and Representative.
          * * * * * * *

Sec. 735. Binding for [Members of Congress] Senators

  Each [Member of Congress] Senator is entitled to the binding 
in half morocco, or material not more expensive, of one copy of 
each public document to which he is entitled, an account of 
which shall be kept by the Secretary of the Senate [and Clerk 
of the House of Representatives, respectively].
          * * * * * * *

Sec. 739. Senate and House document rooms; superintendents

  There shall be one document room of the Senate and one of the 
House of Representatives, to be designated, respectively, the 
``Senate and House document room.'' Each shall be in charge of 
a superintendent, who shall be appointed by the Secretary of 
the Senate and the [Doorkeeper] Clerk of the House, 
respectively, together with the necessary assistants. The 
Senate document room shall be under the jurisdiction of the 
Secretary of the Senate.

Sec. 740. Senate Service Department and House Publications Distribution 
                    Service; superintendents

  There shall be a Senate Service Department and a House of 
Representatives Publications Distribution Service in the charge 
of superintendents, appointed respectively by the Sergeant at 
Arms of the Senate and [Doorkeeper of the House] Chief 
Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives, 
together with the necessary assistants. Reports or documents to 
be distributed for the Senators and Representatives shall be 
folded and distributed from the Senate Service Department and 
House of Representatives Publications Distribution Service, 
unless otherwise ordered, and the respective superintendent 
shall notify each Senator and Representative in writing once 
every sixty days of the number and character of publications on 
hand and assigned to him for use and distribution.
          * * * * * * *

                    CHAPTER 9--CONGRESSIONAL RECORD

          * * * * * * *

Sec. 906. Congressional Record: gratuitous copies; delivery

  The Public Printer shall furnish the Congressional Record 
only as follows:
  of the bound edition--
          to the Senate Service Department five copies for the 
        Vice President and each Senator;
          * * * * * * *
           to the Clerk[, Sergeant at Arms, and Doorkeeper] and 
        the Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives, 
        each, two copies;
  of the daily edition--
          to the Vice President, one hundred copies;
          * * * * * * *
          to the Clerk[, Sergeant at Arms, and Doorkeeper] and 
        the Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives, 
        each, twenty-five copies;
          to the Clerk, for official use, not to exceed fifty 
        copies, and to the [Doorkeeper] Clerk for use on the 
        floor of the House of Representatives, not to exceed 
        seventy-five copies;
          * * * * * * *
  In addition to the foregoing the Congressional Record shall 
also be furnished as follows:
  In unstitched form, and held in reserve by the Public 
Printer, as many copies of the daily Record as may be required 
to supply a semimonthly edition, bound in paper cover together 
with each semimonthly index when it is issued, and then be 
delivered promptly as follows:
          to each committee and commission of Congress, one 
        daily and one semimonthly copy;
          * * * * * * *
          to the Clerk[, Sergeant at Arms, and Doorkeeper] and 
        the Sergeant at Arms of the House, for office use, 
        each, six semimonthly copies;
          * * * * * * *
          to the Sergeant at Arms, the Chaplain, the 
        Postmaster, the superintendent and the foreman of the 
        Senate Service Department and of the House of 
        Representatives Publications Distribution Service, 
        respectively; [to the Secretaries] and to the 
        Secretaries to the Majority and the Minority of the 
        Senate[, and to the Doorkeeper of the House of 
        Representatives], each, one copy of the daily;
          * * * * * * *

Sec. 908. Congressional Record: payment for printing extracts or other 
                    documents

  If a Member or Resident Commissioner fails to pay the cost of 
printing extracts from the Congressional Record or other 
documents ordered by him to be printed, the Public Printer 
shall certify the amount due to the [Sergeant at Arms of the 
House] Chief Administrative Officer of the House of 
Representatives or the financial clerk of the Senate, as the 
case may be, who shall deduct from any salary due the 
delinquent the amount, or as much of it as the salary due may 
cover, and pay the amount so obtained to the Public Printer, to 
be applied by him to the satisfaction of the indebtedness.
          * * * * * * *

                    CHAPTER 22--PRESIDENTIAL RECORDS

          * * * * * * *

Sec. 2203. Management and custody of Presidential records

  (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (e) The Archivist shall request the advice of the Committee 
on Rules and Administration and the Committee on Governmental 
Affairs of the Senate and the Committee on [House 
Administration] House Oversight and the Committee on Government 
Operations of the House of Representatives with respect to any 
proposed disposal of Presidential records whenever he considers 
that--
          (1) these particular records may be of special 
        interest to the Congress; or
          (2) consultation with the Congress regarding the 
        disposal of these particular records is in the public 
        interest.
          * * * * * * *

                    CHAPTER 33--DISPOSAL OF RECORDS

          * * * * * * *

Sec. 3303a. Examination by Archivist of lists and schedules of records 
                    lacking preservation value; disposal of records

  (a) * * *
          * * * * * * *
  (c) The Archivist may request advice and counsel from the 
Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate and the 
Committee on [House Administration] House Oversight of the 
House of Representatives with respect to the disposal of any 
particular records under this chapter whenever he considers 
that--
          (1) * * *
          * * * * * * *
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                          ACT OF JUNE 22, 1906

    CHAP. 3514.--An Act Making appropriations for the legislative, 
executive, and judicial expenses of the Government for the fiscal year 
   ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and seven, and for other 
                               purposes.

          * * * * * * *

                        MINTS AND ASSAY OFFICES.

          * * * * * * *

                     government in the territories.

          * * * * * * *
  Territory of Porto Rico: For salary of the resident 
commissioner from Porto Rico to the United States authorized by 
the Act temporarily to provide revenues and a civil government 
for Porto Rico, approved April twelfth, nineteen hundred, five 
thousand dollars; for traveling expenses, one hundred and 
thirty-four dollars and fifty cents; in all, five thousand one 
hundred and thirty-four dollars and fifty cents, which shall 
hereafter be paid by the [Sergeant-at-Arms] Chief 
Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives in the 
same manner as the salaries of the Members of the House of 
Representatives are now paid.
          * * * * * * *
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                 SECTION 35 OF THE ORGANIC ACT OF GUAM

  [Sec. 35. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the 
clerk hire allowance and the transportation expenses subject to 
reimbursement under Federal law of the Delegate from Guam to 
the United States House of Representatives shall each be the 
same as allowed for Members of the United States House of 
Representatives.]
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      SECTION 15 OF THE REVISED ORGANIC ACT OF THE VIRGIN ISLANDS

  [Sec. 15. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the 
clerk hire allowance and the transportation expenses subject to 
reimbursement under Federal law of the Delegate from the Virgin 
Islands to the United States House of Representatives shall 
each be the same as allowed for Members of the United States 
House of Representatives.]
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                 SECTION 5 OF THE ACT OF APRIL 10, 1972

                          (Public Law 92-271)

 AN ACT To provide that the unincorporated territories of Guam and the 
Virgin Islands shall each be represented in Congress by the Delegate to 
                     the House of Representatives.

  Sec. 5. The Delegate from Guam and the Delegate from the 
Virgin Islands shall have such privileges in the House of 
Representatives as may be afforded him under the Rules of the 
House of Representatives. Until the Rules of the House of 
Representatives are amended to provide otherwise, the Delegate 
from each territory shall receive the same compensation, 
allowances, and benefits as a Member of the House of 
Representatives, and shall be entitled to whatever privileges 
and immunities are, or hereinafter may be, granted to the 
Resident Commissioner for Puerto Rico: Provided, That the right 
to vote in committee shall be as provided by the Rules of the 
House of Representatives[: Provided further, That the clerk 
hire allowance of each Delegate shall be a single per annum 
gross rate that is 60 per centum of the clerk hire allowance of 
a Member: Provided further, That the transportation expenses of 
each Delegate that are subject to reimbursement under section 1 
of the Act of September 17, 1967 (81 Stat. 226, 2 U.S.C. 43b), 
shall not exceed the cost of four round trips each year].
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               LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATION ACT, 1970

          * * * * * * *

                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

          * * * * * * *

                       Administrative Provisions

  Except as provided by the House Employees Position 
Classification Act (2 U.S.C. 291 and following) or by any other 
provision of law to the contrary, salaries or wages paid out of 
the items herein for the House of Representatives shall be 
computed at basic rates, plus increased and additional 
compensation, as authorized and provided by law.

                           house beauty shop

          * * * * * * *
  An adequate system of accounts for the revolving fund shall 
be maintained and financial reports prepared on the basis of 
such accounts. [The activities of the Shop shall be subject to 
audit by the General Accounting Office at such times as the 
select committee may direct, and reports of such audits shall 
be furnished to the Speaker of the House, to the select 
committee, and to the Clerk of the House. The Comptroller 
General, or any of his duly authorized representatives, shall 
have access for the purposes of audit and examination to such 
books, documents, papers, records, personnel, and facilities of 
the Shop as he may deem necessary.]
  [The net profit established by the General Accounting Office 
audit, after restoring any impairment of capital and providing 
for replacement of equipment, shall be transferred to the 
general fund of the Treasury.]
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