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109th Congress                                                   Report
                                 SENATE
 1st Session                                                     109-70

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          AUTHORIZING EXPENDITURES BY COMMITTEES OF THE SENATE

                                _______
                                

                  May 23, 2005.--Ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

Mr. Lott, from the Committee on Rules and Administration, submitted the 
                               following

                              R E P O R T

                       [To accompany S. Res. 50]

    The Committee on Rules and Administration, to which was 
referred the following Senate Resolutions: 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 
19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 32, 34, 35, 36, and 49, 
reports, in lieu thereof, an original resolution (S. Res. 50) 
authorizing expenditures by committees of the Senate for the 
periods March 1, 2005, through September 30, 2005, October 1, 
2005, through September 30, 2006, and October 1, 2006, through 
February 28, 2007, incorporating the provisions of the 
foregoing resolutions and recommends that the resolution be 
agreed to.

                          Chairman's Statement

    Since 1989, this Committee has adopted a biennial funding 
authorization for committees of the Senate. This policy has 
received strong support from the committee chairmen and ranking 
members.
    Beginning in the 106th Congress, the biennial funding 
period was divided into 3 segments: the 7-month period from 
March 1 through September 30 of the first calendar year of the 
Congress; the 12-month period from October 1 of the first 
calendar year through September 30 of the second calendar year; 
and, the 5-month period from October 1 of the second calendar 
year through the last day of February of the third calendar 
year.
    As a result of the federal elections in November, 2004, the 
Senate in the 109th Congress is comprised of 55 Republican 
Members, 44 Democratic Members and 1 Independent. On January 6, 
2005, the Senate Joint Leadership in a colloquy on the Senate 
floor announced the funding and allocation assumptions for the 
biennial committee funding of the 109th Congress.
    These assumptions, subject to appropriations being 
available, will be an across-the-board freeze on committee 
budgets, with salary baselines only adjusted by COLA's of 3.71 
percent in 2005, 3.3 percent for 2006 and 3.5 percent for 2007.
    These funding levels will include, but not as a separate 
allocation, the additional 10 percent allocated to Senate 
committees in the 108th Congress.
    The Leadership also agreed to a 60-40 split of all 
personnel funds with respect to salary allocations between the 
majority and minority staff, after allocations for non-
designated administrative and clerical staff are agreed to by 
the chairman and ranking member pursuant to Rule XXVII of the 
Standing Rules of the Senate. However, the chairman and ranking 
member of any committee may, by mutual agreement, modify the 
allocation of personnel funds.
    Lastly, the Leadership announced that the division of 
committee office space shall be commensurate with this 
allocation agreement.
    It is the intent of the Committee on Rules and 
Administration that the amounts included in the various 
committee budgets for COLAs beginning January 2006 and January 
2007 shall be used only for COLAs authorized by the order of 
the President pro tempore of the Senate pursuant to section 4 
of the Federal Pay Comparability Act of 1970 (2 U.S.C. 60a-1).
    Beginning in 1989, the Committee on Rules and 
Administration authorized the use of unexpended funds. In 1991, 
this committee informed all Senate committees in Senate Report 
102-15, and during the debate of that resolution, that 
committees could retain 50 percent of their unexpended funds as 
of February 28, 1993, to cover nonrecurring needs that enhance 
efficiency in the committee.
    When S. Res. 71, the omnibus committee funding resolution 
for the 103d Congress, was considered by the Senate, it was 
amended to contain language that no committee of the Senate was 
permitted to carry forward unexpended balances beyond March 1, 
1995. While S. Res. 54 (105th Congress) did not permit 
committees to carry forward funds it did continue to provide a 
special reserve into which the unexpended balances of the 
committees were transferred, after obligations incurred during 
the funding period ended were paid.
    In order to preserve the flexibility of the Committee on 
Rules and Administration to meet the unforeseen needs of Senate 
committees, this resolution continues the practice of making 
special reserve funding available for unique, unanticipated, 
non-recurring needs of the Committee when necessary. This 
Committee intends that requests for such funds will continue to 
be considered when submitted by the chairman and ranking member 
of a committee. Such requests shall be granted only upon the 
approval of the chairman and ranking member of the Committee on 
Rules and Administration.

Sec. 2. Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

2003 funds authorized by S. Res. 66 (7 month 
    transitional period)................................      $1,949,860
2004 funds authorized by S. Res. 66.....................       3,431,602
2005 funds authorized by S. Res. 66 (5 month 
    transitional period)................................       1,462,700

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                                                                    FY-2005  (7    FY-2006  (12     FY-2007  (5
                                                                       mths)           mths)           mths)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline.................................................      $1,841,555      $3,156,948      $1,315,395
Jan 2006 COLA...................................................                          78,134          43,408
Jan 2007 COLA...................................................                               0          19,022
Consultants.....................................................                               0               0
Training........................................................                               0               0
Official Mail...................................................           6,047          10,367           4,320
Administrative expenses.........................................          66,039         113,210          47,171
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Total.....................................................       1,913,641       3,358,659       1,429,316
Additional 10% funding..........................................         177,260         311,964         132,973
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
Budget Authority 109th Congress.................................       2,090,901       3,670,623       1,562,289
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Sec. 3. Committee on Armed Services

2003 funds authorized by S. Res. 66 (7 month 
    transitional period)................................      $3,594,172
2004 funds authorized by S. Res. 66.....................       6,328,829
2005 funds authorized by S. Res. 66 (5 month 
    transitional period)................................       2,698,836

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                                                                    FY-2005  (7    FY-2006  (12     FY-2007  (5
                                                                       mths)           mths)           mths)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline.................................................      $3,464,178      $5,938,590      $2,474,411
Jan 2006 COLA...................................................                         146,980          81,656
Jan 2007 COLA...................................................                               0          35,785
Consultants.....................................................          14,583          25,000          10,417
Training........................................................           4,666           8,000           3,334
Official Mail...................................................           4,084           7,000           2,917
Administrative expenses.........................................          45,231          77,539          32,307
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Total.....................................................       3,532,742       6,203,109       2,640,827
Additional 10% funding..........................................         326,743         575,348         245,349
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
Budget Authority 109th Congress.................................       3,859,485       6,778,457       2,886,176
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Sec. 4. Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

2003 funds authorized by S. Res. 66 (7 month 
    transitional period)................................      $2,979,871
2004 funds authorized by S. Res. 66.....................       5,244,760
2005 funds authorized by S. Res. 66 (5 month 
    transitional period)................................       2,235,697

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                                                                    FY-2005  (7    FY-2006   (12    FY-2007 (5
                                                                       mths)           mths)           mths)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline.................................................      $2,822,997      $4,839,423      $2,016,426
Jan 2006 COLA...................................................  ..............         119,776          66,542
Jan 2007 COLA...................................................  ..............               0          29,162
Consultants.....................................................          12,000          20,000           8,000
Training........................................................             700           1,200             500
Official Mail...................................................           1,400           2,400           1,000
Administrative expenses.........................................          88,084         151,572          63,488
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Total.....................................................       2,925,181       5,134,371       2,185,118
Additional 10% funding..........................................         270,897         476,796         203,245
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
Budget Authority 109th Congress.................................       3,196,078       5,611,167       2,388,363
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Sec. 5. Committee on the Budget

2003 funds authorized by S. Res. 66 (7 month 
    transitional period)................................      $3,136,108
2004 funds authorized by S. Res. 66.....................       5,522,410
2005 funds authorized by S. Res. 66 (5 month 
    transitional period)................................       2,355,010

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                                                                    FY-2005  (7    FY-2006  (12     FY-2007  (5
                                                                       mths)           mths)           mths)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline.................................................      $3,026,105      $5,187,610      $2,161,504
Jan 2006 COLA...................................................  ..............         128,393          71,330
Jan 2007 COLA...................................................  ..............               0          31,260
Consultants.....................................................  ..............               0               0
Training........................................................  ..............               0               0
Official Mail...................................................          10,746          18,421           7,675
Administrative expenses.........................................          45,919          78,718          32,799
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Total.....................................................       3,082,770       5,413,142       2,304,568
Additional 10% funding..........................................         285,100         502,037         214,092
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
Budget Authority 109th Congress.................................       3,367,870       5,915,179       2,518,660
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Sec. 6. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

2003 funds authorized by S. Res. 66 (7 month 
    transitional period)................................      $3,227,950
2004 funds authorized by S. Res. 66.....................       5,681,955
2005 funds authorized by S. Res. 66 (5 month 
    transitional period)................................       2,422,263

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                                                                    FY-2005  (7    FY-2006  (12     FY-2007  (5
                                                                       mths)           mths)           mths)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline.................................................      $3,069,616      $5,262,198      $2,192,583
Jan 2006 COLA...................................................  ..............         130,239          72,355
Jan 2007 COLA...................................................  ..............               0          31,709
Consultants.....................................................  ..............               0               0
Training........................................................  ..............               0               0
Official Mail...................................................          11,932          20,455           8,523
Administrative expenses.........................................          88,048         150,939          62,891
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Total.....................................................       3,169,596       5,563,831       2,368,061
Additional 10% funding..........................................         293,450         516,541         220,206
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
Budget Authority 109th Congress.................................       3,463,046       6,080,372       2,588,267
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Sec. 7. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

2003 funds authorized by S. Res. 66 (7 month 
    transitional period)................................      $2,724,301
2004 funds authorized by S. Res. 66.....................       4,795,783
2005 funds authorized by S. Res. 66 (5 month 
    transitional period)................................       2,044,614

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                                                                    FY-2005  (7    FY-2006  (12     FY-2007  (5
                                                                       mths)           mths)           mths)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline.................................................      $2,598,345      $4,454,306      $1,855,961
Jan 2006 COLA...................................................  ..............         110,244          61,247
Jan 2007 COLA...................................................  ..............               0          26,841
Consultants.....................................................  ..............               0               0
Training........................................................  ..............               0               0
Official Mail...................................................           9,129          15,649           6,520
Administrative expenses.........................................          68,164         116,853          48,689
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Total.....................................................       2,675,638       4,697,052       1,999,258
Additional 10% funding..........................................         247,664         435,980         185,874
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
Budget Authority 109th Congress.................................       2,923,302       5,133,032       2,185,132
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Sec. 8. Committee on Environment and Public Works

2003 funds authorized by S. Res. 66 (7 month 
    transitional period)................................      $2,516,590
2004 funds authorized by S. Res. 66.....................       4,427,783
2005 funds authorized by S. Res. 66 (5 month 
    transitional period)................................       1,886,876

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                                                                    FY 2005  (7    FY-2006  (12     FY-2007  (5
                                                                       mths)           mths)           mths)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline.................................................      $2,351,539      $4,031,209      $1,679,672
Jan 2006 COLA...................................................  ..............          99,772          55,429
Jan 2007 COLA...................................................  ..............               0          24,291
Consultants.....................................................           4,667           8,000           3,333
Training........................................................           1,167           2,000             833
Official Mail...................................................           8,415          14,427           6,011
Administrative expenses.........................................         102,120         175,064          72,943
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Total.....................................................       2,467,908       4,330,472       1,842,512
Additional 10% funding..........................................         228,781         402,526         171,534
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
Budget Authority 109th Congress.................................       2,696,689       4,732,998       2,014,046
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Sec. 9. Committee on Finance

2003 funds authorized by S. Res. 66 (7 month 
    transitional period)................................      $3,511,242
2004 funds authorized by S. Res. 66.....................       6,179,693
2005 funds authorized by S. Res. 66 (5 month 
    transitional period)................................       2,634,121

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                                                                    FY 2005  (7    FY-2006  (12     FY-2007  (5
                                                                       mths)           mths)           mths)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline.................................................      $3,319,935      $5,691,316      $2,371,383
Jan 2006 COLA...................................................  ..............         140,860          78,256
Jan 2007 COLA...................................................  ..............               0          34,295
Consultants.....................................................          17,500          30,000          12,500
Training........................................................           5,833          10,000           4,167
Official Mail...................................................          10,480          17,965           7,485
Administrative expenses.........................................          92,556         158,667          66,111
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Total.....................................................       3,446,304       6,048,808       2,574,197
Additional 10% funding..........................................         319,204         561,790         239,465
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
Budget Authority 109th Congress.................................       3,765,508       6,610,598       2,813,662
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Sec. 10. Committee on Foreign Relations

2003 funds authorized by S. Res. 66 (7 month 
    transitional period)................................      $2,884,041
2004 funds authorized by S. Res. 66.....................       5,078,940
2005 funds authorized by S. Res. 66 (5 month 
    transitional period)................................       2,166,036

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                                                                    FY-2005 (7      FY-2006 (12     FY-2007 (5
                                                                       mths)           mths)           mths)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline.................................................      $2,756,727      $4,725,818      $1,969,092
Jan 2006 COLA...................................................  ..............         116,964          64,980
Jan 2007 COLA...................................................  ..............               0          28,477
Consultants.....................................................  ..............               0               0
Training........................................................  ..............               0               0
Official Mail...................................................           9,380          16,080           6,700
Administrative expenses.........................................          82,257         141,012          58,754
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Total.....................................................       2,848,364       4,999,874       2,128,003
*Additional funding.............................................         246,807         434,513         185,263
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
Budget Authority 109th Congress.................................       3,095,171       5,434,387       2,313,266
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*Committee reported S. Res. 50 (108th Congress) with 9.4% requested additional funding.

Sec. 11. Committee on Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs

2003 funds authorized by S. Res. 66 (7 month 
    transitional period)................................      $4,764,738
2004 funds authorized by S. Res. 66.....................       8,387,779
2005 funds authorized by S. Res. 66 (5 month 
    transitional period)................................       3,576,035

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                                                                    FY-2005 (7      FY-2006 (12     FY-2007 (5
                                                                       mths)           mths)           mths)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline.................................................      $4,545,807      $7,792,812      $3,247,006
Jan 2006 COLA...................................................  ..............         192,872         107,151
Jan 2007 COLA...................................................  ..............               0          46,958
Consultants.....................................................  ..............               0               0
Training........................................................  ..............               0               0
Official Mail...................................................          15,689          26,895          11,206
Administrative expenses.........................................         118,237         202,692          84,455
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Total.....................................................       4,679,733       8,215,271       3,496,776
*Additional 10% funding.........................................         433,158         762,525         325,094
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
Budget Authority 109th Congress.................................       5,112,891       8,977,796       3,821,870
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Sec. 12. Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

2003 funds authorized by S. Res. 66 (7 month 
    transitional period)................................      $4,236,427
2004 funds authorized by S. Res. 66.....................       7,457,494
2005 funds authorized by S. Res. 66 (5 month 
    transitional period)................................       3,179,327

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                                                                    FY-2005  (7    FY-2006  (12     FY-2007  (5
                                                                       mths)           mths)           mths)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline.................................................      $4,036,537      $6,919,778      $2,883,240
Jan 2006 COLA...................................................  ..............         171,264          95,147
Jan 2007 COLA...................................................  ..............               0          41,697
Consultants.....................................................  ..............               0               0
Training........................................................  ..............               0               0
Official Mail...................................................          14,236          24,405          10,169
Administrative expenses.........................................         109,673         188,010          78,338
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Total.....................................................       4,160,446       7,303,457       3,108,591
Additional 10% funding..........................................         385,130         677,954         289,029
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
Budget Authority 109th Congress.................................       4,545,576       7,981,411       3,397,620
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Sec. 13. Committee on the Judiciary

2003 funds authorized by S. Res. 66 (7 month 
    transitional period)................................      $4,605,727
2004 funds authorized by S. Res. 66.....................       8,110,222
2005 funds authorized by S. Res. 66 (5 month 
    transitional period)................................       3,458,551

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                                                                    FY-2005  (7    FY-2006  (12     FY-2007  (5
                                                                       mths)           mths)           mths)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline.................................................      $4,443,009      $7,616,586      $3,173,578
Jan 2006 COLA...................................................  ..............         188,510         104,728
Jan 2007 COLA...................................................  ..............               0          45,896
Consultants.....................................................  ..............               0               0
Training........................................................  ..............               0               0
Official Mail...................................................          15,097          25,881          10,784
Administrative expenses.........................................          69,199         118,626          49,428
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Total.....................................................       4,527,305       7,949,603       3,384,414
Additional 10% funding..........................................         418,702         737,293         314,413
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
Budget Authority 109th Congress.................................       4,946,007       8,686,896       3,698,827
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Sec. 14. Committee on Rules and Administration

2003 funds authorized by S. Res. 66 (7 month 
    transitional period)................................      $1,288,413
2004 funds authorized by S. Res. 66.....................       2,269,014
2005 funds authorized by S. Res. 66 (5 month 
    transitional period)................................         967,696

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                                                                    FY-2005 (7      FY-2006 (12     FY-2007 (5
                                                                       mths)           mths)           mths)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline.................................................      $1,248,043      $2,139,502        $891,460
Jan 2006 COLA...................................................  ..............          52,953          29,418
Jan 2007 COLA...................................................  ..............               0          12,892
Consultants.....................................................  ..............               0               0
Training........................................................  ..............               0               0
Official Mail...................................................           4,634           7,944           3,310
Administrative expenses.........................................          14,192          24,329          10,137
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Total.....................................................       1,266,869       2,224,728         947,217
Additional 10% funding..........................................         117,128         206,274          87,972
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
Budget Authority 109th Congress.................................       1,383,997       2,431,002       1,035,189
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Sec. 15. Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

2003 funds authorized by S. Res. 66 (7 month 
    transitional period)................................      $1,215,913
2004 funds authorized by S. Res. 66.....................       2,139,332
2005 funds authorized by S. Res. 66 (5 month 
    transitional period)................................         911,668

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                                                                    FY 2005  (7    FY-2006  (12     FY-2007  (5
                                                                       mths)           mths)           mths)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline.................................................      $1,136,330      $1,947,994        $811,665
Jan 2006 COLA...................................................  ..............          48,213         $26,785
Jan 2007 COLA...................................................  ..............               0          11,738
Consultants.....................................................  ..............               0               0
Training........................................................  ..............               0               0
Official Mail...................................................           3,753           6,434           2,681
Administrative expenses.........................................          52,323          89,694          37,372
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Total.....................................................       1,192,406       2,092,335         890,241
Additional 10% funding..........................................         110,537         194,485          82,879
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
Budget Authority 109th Congress.................................       1,302,943       2,286,820         973,120
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Sec. 16. Committee on Veterans' Affairs

2003 funds authorized by S. Res. 66 (7 month 
    transitional period)................................      $1,112,475
2004 funds authorized by S. Res. 66.....................       1,958,451
2005 funds authorized by S. Res. 66 (5 month 
    transitional period)................................         834,987

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                                                                    FY-2005  (7    FY-2006  (12     FY-2007  (5
                                                                       mths)           mths)           mths)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline.................................................      $1,062,697      $1,821,766        $759,068
Jan 2006 COLA...................................................  ..............          45,089          25,049
Jan 2007 COLA...................................................  ..............               0          10,978
Consultants.....................................................  ..............               0               0
Training........................................................  ..............               0               0
Official Mail...................................................           3,888           6,665           2,778
Administrative expenses.........................................          26,146          44,821          18,676
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Total.....................................................       1,092,731       1,918,341         816,549
Additional 10% funding..........................................         101,134         178,041          75,908
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
Budget Authority 109th Congress.................................       1,193,865       2,096,382         892,457
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Sec. 17. Special Committee on Aging

2003 funds authorized by S. Res. 66 (7 month 
    transitional period)................................      $1,347,927
2004 funds authorized by S. Res. 66.....................       2,372,258
2005 funds authorized by S. Res. 66 (5 month 
    transitional period)................................       1,011,165

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                                                                    FY-2005  (7    FY-2006  (12     FY-2007  (5
                                                                       mths)           mths)           mths)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline.................................................      $1,273,309      $2,182,815        $909,507
Jan 2006 COLA...................................................  ..............          54,025          30,014
Jan 2007 COLA...................................................  ..............               0          13,153
Consultants.....................................................  ..............               0               0
Training........................................................  ..............               0               0
Official Mail...................................................           3,923           6,725           2,802
Administrative expenses.........................................          45,675          78,300          32,625
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Total.....................................................       1,322,907       2,321,865         988,101
Additional 10% funding..........................................         122,539         215,660          91,924
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
Budget Authority 109th Congress.................................       1,445,446       2,537,525       1,080,025
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Sec. 18. Select Committee on Intelligence

2003 funds authorized by S. Res. 66 (7 month 
    transitional period)................................      $2,117,309
2004 funds authorized by S. Res. 66.....................       3,726,412
2005 funds authorized by S. Res. 66 (5 month 
    transitional period)................................       1,588,401

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                    FY-2005 (7      FY-2006 (12     FY-2007 (5
                                                                       mths)           mths)           mths)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary..........................................................      $2,760,377      $4,732,075      $1,971,702
Jan 2006 COLA...................................................  ..............         117,119          65,066
Jan 2007 COLA...................................................  ..............               0         $28,515
Consultants.....................................................          37,917          65,000          27,083
Training........................................................  ..............               0               0
Official Mail...................................................           7,317          12,544           5,227
Administrative expenses.........................................          52,500          90,000          37,500
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Total.....................................................       2,858,111       5,016,738       2,135,093
Additional 10% funding..........................................         192,483         338,765         144,400
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
Budget Authority 109th Congress.................................       3,050,594       5,355,503       2,279,493
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
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Sec. 19. Committee on Indian Affairs

2003 funds authorized by S. Res. 66 (7 month 
    transitional period)................................      $1,051,310
2004 funds authorized by S. Res. 66.....................       1,848,350
2005 funds authorized by S. Res. 66 (5 month 
    transitional period)................................         787,173

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                                                                    FY-2005 (7      FY-2006 (12     FY-2007 (5
                                                                       mths)           mths)           mths)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline.................................................        $954,121      $1,635,636        $681,516
Jan 2006 COLA...................................................  ..............          40,482          22,490
Jan 2007 COLA...................................................  ..............               0           9,856
Consultants.....................................................  ..............               0               0
Training........................................................  ..............               0               0
Official Mail...................................................           3,958           6,786           2,826
Administrative expenses.........................................          70,731         121,253          50,522
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Total.....................................................       1,028,810       1,804,157         767,210
Additional 10% funding..........................................          95,574         168,032          71,561
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
Budget Authority 109th Congress.................................       1,124,384       1,972,189         838,771
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                               Background

    This ``omnibus'' funding resolution in the amount of 
$52,563,753 for the 7-month period of FY-2005 (March 1, 2005 
through September 30, 2005); $92,292,337 for the 12-month 
period of FY-2006 (October 1, 2005 through September 30, 2006); 
and $39,287,233 for the 5-month period of FY-2007 (October 1, 
2006 through February 28, 2007) was reported in lieu of Senate 
Resolutions 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 19, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 29, 30, 
32, 34, 35, 36, and 49, which were reported by the Senate 
committees in conformance with paragraph 9 of Rule XXVI of the 
Standing Rules of the Senate and referred to the Committee on 
Rules and Administration.
    The total funding target for each of fiscal years 2005, 
2006, and 2007 is 100% of the FY-2004 total budget authority 
funded in the 108th Congress by S. Res. 66, (excluding the 10% 
administrative expense allowance authorized by the Joint 
Leadership letter of January 15, 2003) with the salary baseline 
adjusted by the actual January 2004 COLA, the actual January 
2005 COLA, the projected January 2006 COLA and the projected 
January 2007 COLA. Committees may budget the January 2006 COLA 
and locality pay at 3.3% and budget the January 2007 COLA and 
locality pay at 3.5%.
    Each committee will also receive 10% in additional 
administrative funds to be distributed in accordance with the 
colloquy between the Republican and Democratic Leaders on 
January 6, 2005. These funds are not permanent funds built into 
the salary baseline but represent the continuance of previously 
authorized funds by the Joint Leadership of the Senate to 
committees for the 109th Congress. This additional 10% 
administrative fund shall be divided at the rate of 60% to the 
majority and 40% to the minority and may be used for any 
official committee expense.
    Committees have also been put on notice that any overtime 
costs mandated by the Congressional Accountability Act must be 
absorbed within salary baselines.
    To facilitate the consideration of committee funding 
requests, the Committee on Rules and Administration, as in the 
108th Congress, did not require those committees whose budget 
requests were within guidelines, and whose questionnaires were 
jointly signed by the chairman and ranking member, to testify 
before the Committee on Rules and Administration.
    Except for the Finance Committee, the Foreign Relations 
Committee, and the Committee on Veterans' Affairs, all other 
committees funded by this resolution submitted budgets and 
questionnaires conforming to the requisite guidelines. At the 
Rules Committee mark-up conducted on February 9, 2005, the 
Rules Committee reported out an Omnibus Committee Funding 
Resolution that reported out all committees funding at 
guidelines except the Intelligence Committee.
    In a separate agreement, and in accordance with S. Res. 
445, agreed to October 9, 2004, the Rules Committee agreed to 
increase the Select Committee on Intelligence F.T.E.'s by 
thirteen additional positions at an additional cost for 
salaries and administrative expenses of $2,732,011 over twenty-
four months. That action has also been incorporated into this 
omnibus committee funding resolution.
    The Rules Committee advised the Finance Committee, the 
Foreign Relations Committee and the Veterans' Affairs Committee 
to formally request Special Reserves authorized by S. Res. 50 
to address their special needs.

                       Cost-of-Living Adjustments

    It is the intent of the Committee on Rules and 
Administration that amounts included in the various committee 
budgets for COLAs for FY-2006 and FY-2007 shall be used only 
for COLAs authorized by the order of the President pro tempore 
of the Senate.
    If the President pro tempore does not authorize COLAs for 
FY-2006 and FY-2007, funds authorized for that purpose by this 
resolution may not be expended. If, however, COLA 
authorizations exceed the 3.7% budgeted in this resolution, it 
may be necessary for committees to absorb the difference.

                  Certification of Committee Expenses

    Previously, committee biennial funding resolutions 
stipulated that vouchers were not required for the disbursement 
of salaries of committee employees who were paid at an annual 
rate of pay. In addition, vouchers were not required for 
certain types of official expenses which could be certified as 
owed to Senate support offices providing such goods and 
services to Senate committees. The practice was to identify, in 
the funding resolution, which Senate support office was 
authorized to certify such expenses as due for payment. 
Examples of certifiable expenses include, but are not limited 
to, telecommunications, stationery supplies, official mail, 
metered charges on copying equipment, and expenses for Senate 
Recording and Photographic Services.
    However, section 1 of the FY 1994 Legislative Branch 
Appropriations Bill provided permanent language in statute 
addressing this issue (2 U.S.C. 68-8). Therefore, the specific 
authorization for certifications is no longer required in 
committee biennial funding resolutions and the language in 
section 1 of S. Res. 54 (107th Congress) has been modified by 
deleting section 1(b)(2) with the heading, VOUCHERS NOT 
REQUIRED.

                        Stationery Room Expenses

    Pursuant to the FY 1994 Legislative Branch Appropriations 
Bill, stationery room expenses are certified for payment by the 
appropriate Senate support office.

                          Official Mail Costs

    Pursuant to the FY 1994 Legislative Branch Appropriations 
Bill, official mail expenses, other than franked mail, are 
certified for payment by the appropriate Senate support office.
    Section 10 of Pub.L. 101-520, 101st Congress, 2nd Session, 
authorizes committees funded by this omnibus resolution to send 
official mail, other than franked mail, through the Senate post 
office and to have the cost of such mail certified to their 
official office expense accounts in a manner similar to the 
purchase of supplies from the Senate stationery store. Public 
Law 105-55, the 1998 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 
changed the manner in which official mail costs are paid. 
Beginning in October, 1998 and continuing for those segments of 
FY-2003, FY-2004, and FY-2005 that comprise the 108th Congress, 
committees are provided additional funds for official mail and 
the costs incurred are charged directly to each committee.
    The 60-day pre-election moratorium on mass mailings does 
not apply to a committee when such mass mailings are mailed 
under the frank of the chairman and relate to the normal and 
regular business of the committee.

                 Metered Charges for Copying Equipment

    Pursuant to the FY 1994 Legislative Branch Appropriations 
Bill, metered charges for copying equipment are certified for 
payment by the appropriate Senate support office.

               Senate Recording and Photographic Services

    Pursuant to the FY 1994 Legislative Branch Appropriations 
Bill, official expenses incurred by a committee at the Senate 
Recording and Photographic Studios are certified for payment by 
the appropriate Senate support office. ``Official expenses'' 
has the meaning given to it by Interpretative Ruling No. 442, 
issued April 15, 1992, by the Select Committee on Ethics.

                          Printing and Binding

    Committee expenditures for printing and binding continue to 
be a substantial cost to the Senate. Such costs include both 
the costs of printing documents, and the costs of preparing 
manuscripts by GPO's detailed personnel. Although printing and 
binding funds are not included in individual committee budgets, 
judicious use of these funds is a serious concern to the 
Committee on Rules and Administration.
    Printing and binding costs for committees increased by more 
than $3,200,000 from 107th Congress through the end of November 
2004 in the 108th Congress. This increase is primarily due to 
increased hearing activities during the 108th Congress.
    Charges incurred by committees with GPO detailed printers 
have increased by $442,283 from the 107th Congress to the 108th 
Congress. Part of that increase is a result of COLA 
adjustments, but the cost of overtime charges is of continuing 
concern to this committee. We especially urge those committees 
who incur overtime charges on a continuing basis to evaluate 
their printing operations, with an eye toward minimizing a 
printer's overtime except on a temporary basis when the 
extraordinary cost can be justified by the need for timely 
delivery of the committee's legislative papers.
    It is the intent of this Committee that all Senate 
committees adhere strictly to the provisions of Title 44 
governing the printing and binding of documents.
    A committee may not procure more than 300 copies of a 
hearing or other document germane thereto except as authorized 
by 44 U.S.C. 703. Section 703 provides that extra copies not 
exceeding $700 in cost may be obtained upon an order of the 
Joint Committee on Printing; extra copies at a cost of $700 to 
$1,200 must be authorized by simple resolution of the Senate; 
and cost exceeding $1,200 requires approval of both houses of 
Congress upon concurrent or joint resolution. Such resolutions 
requesting printing are referred to the Committee on Rules and 
Administration.
    ``Extra copies'' means additional numbers ordered at the 
time of original printing. Reprinting a document at a later 
time must be treated as a new publication.

                               COSTS FOR DETAILED PRINTERS--1999-2004--Committees
                                               [In whole dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                             1999        2000        2001        2002        2003      2004 \1\
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Aging...................................     $71,509     $63,427     $74,497     $64,452     $70,675     $78,432
Agriculture.............................      74,247      71,627      96,166      71,077      74,592      77,572
Armed Services..........................      69,266      65,900      75,499      62,381      21,548           0
Banking.................................     180,113     168,624     147,038     166,728     225,243     197,616
Budget..................................      70,352      66,159      70,787      66,446      70,030      78,248
Commerce................................      83,091     107,625      95,940      92,701     178,303     237,898
Energy..................................      72,192      47,232      79,130      62,238      70,804      80,367
Environment.............................           0           0           0       4,674      82,257      89,806
Finance.................................      92,103      52,284      63,386      66,362      68,760      77,314
Foreign Relations.......................     125,766     132,052     141,491     119,618     141,615     157,699
Governmental Affairs....................      69,381      61,500      79,318      68,445      73,585      74,390
HELP....................................      72,668      66,348      79,142     110,163     116,246      49,513
Indian Affairs..........................      88,162      82,810      92,745      63,514      99,374     103,496
Intelligence............................           0           0           0           0           0           0
Judiciary...............................     205,876     189,912     210,146     233,918     247,065     202,993
Rules...................................           0           0           0           0           0           0
Small Business..........................           0           0           0           0           0           0
Veteran's Affairs.......................           0           0       5,576      63,591      24,011           0
                                         -----------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total.............................   1,274,726   1,175,500   1,310,861   1,316,308   1,564,108   1,505,344
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ 2004 totals through the end of November.


                                   PRINTING AND BINDING--1999-2004--Committees
                                               [In whole dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                             1999        2000        2001        2002        2003      2004 \1\
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Aging...................................    $127,775    $177,041    $180,166    $174,810    $174,789    $141,851
Agriculture.............................     222,689     158,125     217,545     208,063     319,826      94,398
Armed Services..........................     272,967     294,918     294,036     255,601     389,226     247,675
Banking.................................     203,009     178,971     161,362     232,973     348,952     221,019
Budget..................................      64,016      47,400      33,786      57,876      52,921     120,220
Commerce................................     327,145     385,556     161,409     173,814     186,621     552,127
Energy..................................     267,343     288,965     353,172     156,077     234,979     159,044
Environment.............................     268,006     214,896     271,525     311,351     513,722     545,704
Finance.................................     316,410     296,003     247,824     209,246     266,761     353,738
Foreign Relations.......................     148,420     504,481     265,223     292,411     281,047     320,435
Governmental Affairs....................     335,482     808,990     551,147     739,218   1,355,345     912,717
HELP....................................     198,011     248,144     122,686     226,561     225,043     155,870
Indian Affairs..........................     362,562     381,915     289,963     319,552     370,417     331,896
Intelligence............................      41,484      45,822      27,350      56,310      55,855      15,990
Judiciary...............................     814,388     318,582     683,631     458,958     956,923   1,011,520
Rules...................................      26,053      43,653     203,188       8,676     131,945     181,939
Small Business..........................     129,408     197,905     126,352     186,962     120,394     189,287
Veteran's Affairs.......................      97,093      37,256      37,960      63,349      25,322      16,412
                                         -----------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total.............................   4,222,261   4,628,623   4,228,325   4,131,808   6,010,088   5,571,842
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ 2004 totals through the end of November.

                           Detailed Employees

    Sections 2 through 19 of the omnibus resolution includes 
specific authorizing language on the use of detailed employees 
on either a reimbursable, or non-reimbursable, basis. This 
language, which has been included in previous biennial funding 
resolutions, continues the practice of permitting the detail or 
assignment of personnel from departments or agencies of the 
government to the staff of a committee without reimbursement of 
that person's salary. The Committee on Rules and Administration 
intends that government employees, whose pay is disbursed by an 
agency of the Federal government and who is detailed or 
assigned to a committee must comply with Rule 27, paragraph 4, 
of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
    In addition, S. Res. 77 (79th Congress, 1st Session) 
continues to apply to the use by a committee of assigned or 
detailed personnel on a reimbursement basis. Prior consent of 
the Government department or agency concerned as well as the 
Committee on Rules and Administration must be obtained in order 
to utilize such personnel whether on a reimbursable or non-
reimbursable basis pursuant to Standing Rule XXVII, paragraph 
4.
    The Committee on Rules and Administration intends to 
monitor committee expenditures in conjunction with requests for 
approval for the use of detailed government employees 
(detailees). The purpose of monitoring detailee activity is to 
determine overall committee spending in the appropriation 
account ``Expenses of Inquiries and Investigations'' within the 
Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill.

                        DETAILEES 108TH CONGRESS
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               Agency                   Period begins      Period ends
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                         Committee: Agriculture
Dept. of Health & Human Services,               1/5/04            1/5/05
 U.S. Food and Drug Administration..
                        Committee: Appropriations
Dept. of Homeland Security, Coast              9/16/03           9/30/04
 Guard..............................
Dept. of Homeland Security,                     2/1/03          12/31/04
 Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Dept. of the Navy, Marine Corps.....           1/25/04           2/28/05
Dept. of the Navy, Marine Corps.....            3/1/04           9/30/04
Dept. of State......................            6/7/04           7/16/04
Dept. of Treasury, Financial Crimes             3/1/04          12/31/04
 Enforcement Network................
Dept. of Treasury...................            2/7/05           2/28/05
                           Committee: Banking
Dept. of State......................          11/18/04           2/28/05
Dept. of Transportation.............           3/28/03           2/28/05
Dept. of Transportation.............           7/15/03           2/29/04
                            Committee: Budget
Dept. of Commerce, NOAA.............           1/31/05           2/28/05
Dept. of Justice....................            2/7/05           2/28/05
Office of Management and Budget.....           1/31/05           2/28/05
                           Committee: Commerce
Dept. of Commerce, NOAA.............           3/28/03          12/31/03
Dept. of Commerce, NOAA.............           2/12/04            8/6/04
Dept. of Homeland Security, Coast              6/21/04           2/28/05
 Guard..............................
Dept. of Homeland Security, Coast              8/31/03           8/31/04
 Guard..............................
Dept. of Transportation, Federal               2/28/03           3/31/03
 Aviation Administration............
Dept. of Transportation, Federal                3/3/03           1/20/04
 Railroad Administration............
General Services Administration.....           2/28/03           3/28/03
National Transportation Safety Board           2/28/03           9/30/03
                            Committee: Energy
Dept. of the Air Force..............           2/28/03           5/30/03
Dept. of Commerce, NOAA.............           4/28/03            8/1/03
Dept. of Energy.....................           4/17/03           8/15/03
Dept. of Interior, Bureau of Land               3/5/03           4/28/03
 Management.........................
Dept. of Interior, National Park               1/15/05           2/28/05
 Service............................
Dept. of Interior, National Park               1/28/04          12/31/04
 Service............................
Dept. of Interior, National Park               2/28/04          12/31/04
 Service............................
                         Committee: Environment
Dept. of Transportation, Federal               2/28/03           9/30/03
 Highway Administration.............
Dept. of Transportation, Federal                4/2/03           2/29/04
 Highway Administration.............
Dept. of Transportation, Federal               2/09/05          02/28/05
 Highway Administration.............
                            Committee: Ethics
General Accounting Office...........           5/10/04           7/31/04
                           Committee: Finance
Dept. of Agriculture................           2/27/04          12/31/04
Dept. of Commerce, International               3/11/03            1/6/04
 Trade Administration...............
Dept. of Commerce, International               9/27/04           1/28/05
 Trade Administration...............
Dept. of Health and Human Services..            7/7/03          12/31/04
Dept. of Health and Human Services..            2/7/05           2/28/05
Dept. of Health and Human Services..            2/2/04            8/1/04
Dept. of Health and Human Services..           1/10/05           2/28/05
Dept. of Health and Human Services..           1/21/05           2/28/05
Dept. of Homeland Security, U.S.                1/5/04            1/4/05
 Secret Service.....................
Dept. of Labor......................           11/3/03            1/5/05
Dept. of the Treasury, IRS..........            1/3/05           2/28/05
Dept. of the Treasury, IRS..........           1/13/03            8/4/03
Dept. of the Treasury, IRS..........           1/13/03           8/29/03
Dept. of the Treasury, IRS..........           2/28/03          10/31/03
Dept. of the Treasury, IRS..........           1/27/04          12/31/04
Dept. of the Treasury, IRS..........            1/3/05           2/28/05
Dept. of the Treasury, IRS..........          12/15/03           7/15/04
Dept. of the Treasury, IRS..........           1/11/05           2/28/05
Dept. of the Treasury, U.S. Secret             2/28/03           12/5/03
 Service............................
General Accounting Office,                    11/12/04           2/28/05
 Government Accountability Office...
General Accounting Office,                      5/3/04           2/28/05
 Government Accountability Office...
National Aeronautics and Space                 8/30/04           2/28/05
 Administration.....................
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation           1/10/05           2/28/05
Social Security Administration......            1/6/04            8/6/04
Social Security Administration......            1/7/04           2/28/05
Social Security Administration......          12/28/04           2/28/05
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency            9/7/04          12/31/04
U.S. Environmental Protection Agency            2/4/03          12/31/03
U.S. International Trade Commission.           3/29/04           2/28/05
                      Committee: Foreign Relations
Dept. of Energy, Nat. Nuclear                  9/20/04           2/28/05
 Security Administration............
Dept. of State......................           1/18/05           2/28/05
Dept. of State......................          12/28/04           2/28/05
Dept. of State......................           3/28/03          12/31/04
Dept. of State......................           11/1/03           9/30/04
Dept. of State......................           2/28/03           8/30/03
Dept. of State......................            3/3/03            9/3/03
Dept. of State......................            3/1/03           9/30/03
Dept. of Defense....................            3/3/03           7/31/03
                     Committee: Governmental Affairs
Central Intelligence Agency.........           2/17/05           2/28/05
Central Intelligence Agency.........            9/8/04          12/31/04
Defense Intelligence Agency.........           8/13/04          10/25/04
Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service          10/14/03          12/30/03
Dept. of Justice....................           2/28/04           2/28/05
Dept. of Justice, FBI...............            7/7/03           7/30/04
Dept. of Homeland Security,                    1/31/05           2/28/05
 Immigration and Customs Enforcement
Dept. of Homeland Security, U.S.               6/21/04           2/28/05
 Coast Guard........................
Dept. of Homeland Security, U.S.               1/25/04           1/24/05
 Secret Service.....................
Dept. of State......................           2/28/03           7/11/03
Dept. of State......................           2/13/04           2/28/05
Dept. of State......................           8/24/04           2/28/05
Dept. of Transportation, U.S. Coast             3/3/03           8/31/04
 Guard..............................
Dept. of the Treasury, IRS..........           7/12/04           2/28/05
Dept. of the Treasury, IRS..........           10/4/04           2/28/05
Dept. of the Treasury, IRS..........           2/28/03          11/14/04
General Accounting Office...........          10/27/03           2/28/05
General Accounting Office...........            6/2/03            6/2/04
General Accounting Office...........          10/14/03          12/31/03
General Accounting Office...........           9/29/03          12/31/03
General Accounting Office...........           5/12/03            8/1/04
General Accounting Office...........            7/6/04           2/28/05
Social Security Administration......            3/5/04           7/14/04
U.S. Postal Service.................           4/19/04           7/23/04
U.S. Postal Inspection Service......            9/1/04           2/28/05
            Committee: Health, Education, Labor, and Pension
Dept. of Agriculture, Food and                 9/15/04          12/31/04
 Nutrition Service..................
Dept. of Education..................           2/28/03          12/31/03
Dept. of Education..................           1/28/05           2/28/05
Dept. of Education..................           1/14/04           5/14/04
Dept. of Education..................           2/28/03           3/28/03
Dept. of Education..................           4/21/03            8/1/03
Dept. of Health and Human Services..           12/8/04           2/28/05
Dept. of Health and Human Services..           2/27/04          12/31/03
Dept. of Health and Human Services..           9/15/04           2/28/05
Dept. of Health and Human Services..           7/14/03            1/7/04
Dept. of Health and Human Services..           10/6/03           10/8/04
Dept. of Health and Human Services..          12/15/04           2/28/05
Dept. of Health and Human Services..           6/13/03           12/9/03
Dept. of Health and Human Services..            2/3/05           2/28/05
Dept. of Health and Human Services,            1/25/05           2/28/05
 Nat. Institutes of Health..........
Dept. of Health and Human Services,            9/30/03          12/31/03
 Nat. Institutes of Health..........
Dept. of Housing and Urban                      2/3/03            5/2/03
 Development........................
Dept. of Veterans Affairs...........           5/12/03           8/15/03
National Labor Relations Board......           4/21/03          10/21/03
National Labor Relations Board......            1/5/04            7/2/04
Social Security Administration......           12/8/04           2/28/05
                        Committee: Indian Affairs
Dept. of Justice....................           1/18/05           2/28/05
                         Committee: Intelligence
Central Intelligence Agency.........           2/28/03            4/1/03
Dept. of the Navy...................           2/28/03            4/1/03
                        Committee: Joint Economic
Dept. of Commerce, International               6/16/03           3/31/04
 Trade Administration...............
                          Committee: Judiciary
Dept. of Justice....................           2/27/04           8/23/04
Dept. of Justice....................           11/8/04           2/28/05
Dept. of Justice....................           2/28/03            1/1/04
Dept. of Justice....................           8/29/03           2/29/04
Dept. of Justice....................           2/28/03            5/1/03
Dept. of Justice....................            9/3/03          10/29/04
Dept. of Justice....................           2/28/03          11/28/03
Dept. of Justice....................           2/28/03            3/4/03
Dept. of Justice....................           2/28/03            7/9/03
Dept. of Justice....................           2/28/03          10/31/04
Dept. of Justice....................           2/28/03          11/13/03
Dept. of Justice....................           5/12/03          11/12/04
Dept. of Justice....................           2/28/03           7/31/03
Dept. of Justice....................           1/23/04          12/28/04
Dept. of Justice....................           5/12/03           5/12/04
Dept. of Justice....................           2/28/03          12/23/03
Dept. of Justice....................           2/28/03            6/3/03
Dept. of Justice, FBI...............            1/7/05           2/28/05
U.S. Sentencing Commission..........           6/16/03            2/4/05
              Committee: Small Business & Entrepreneurship
U.S. Small Business Administration..           2/28/03          10/29/04
Internal Revenue Service............           2/28/03          12/31/03
                       Committee: Veterans Affairs
Dept. of Homeland Security, U.S.                8/1/03           7/31/04
 Secret Service.....................
Dept. of Veterans Affairs...........           2/28/03            4/5/03
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                            Special Reserve

    This resolution establishes a special reserve fund within 
the funds of the ``Expenses of Inquiries and Investigations'' 
account appropriated by the Legislative Branch Appropriation 
Act for fiscal years 2003, 2004, and 2005. This special reserve 
fund is available to any committee funded by this resolution on 
the basis of special, unforeseen, non-recurring needs of that 
committee during the funding periods. Any committee desiring to 
draw on special reserve funds must make such a request in 
writing with the signature of the chairman and ranking member. 
All special reserve fund requests are ultimately subject to the 
approval of the chairman and ranking member of the Committee on 
Rules and Administration. The amount available in this special 
reserve is based on the percentage of funds approved for 
special reserves in previous Congresses from total funds 
authorized for committees.

                Financial Management Information System

    The Committee on Rules and Administration authorized a new 
comprehensive and integrated accounting system to be 
implemented Senate-wide. This system was designed to assist 
committees in budget forecasting, allocating dollars by expense 
category and office sub-categories, posting expenses incurred, 
requesting reports by expense category or office, and 
reconciling accounts with the Disbursing Office. It is the 
Committee's intent that each committee funded by this 
resolution shall use the Financial Management Information 
System to account for funds authorized by this resolution.

                Legislative Review by Senate Committees

    Rule XXVI, section 8b of the Standing Rules of the Senate 
requires that, in each odd-numbered year, each committee shall 
submit to the Senate, not later than March 31, a report on the 
activities of that committee during the Congress ending at noon 
on January 3 of such year.

                      Housing for Committee Staff

    It remains the general policy and is expected by the 
Committee on Rules and Administration, that staff paid from 
committee funds be housed in committee space. Space allocations 
will be strictly tied to authorized committee staff and 
detailees approved by the Committee on Rules and 
Administration.

                      Committee Computer Resources

    The Committee Office Automation (OA) plans accompanying 
each committee's budget submission were adjusted to meet SAA 
funding levels, to provide required resources for new staff and 
to assist the Committee on Rules and Administration in managing 
the operating costs of Senate committees.
    Allocations were made considering the business requirements 
of each Committee as outlined in their Office Automation plans, 
as well as the capacity and age of the current computer 
inventory of each committee (including recent purchases by 
committees in FY 2005), following best business practices in 
the replacement of office automation equipment. The goal of the 
Committee on Rules and Administration is to assist each 
committee in maintaining current office automation 
infrastructure with special attention to future changes in the 
Senate information technology environment. These changes 
include migration to a new Active Directory network 
environment, transition to a new computer operating system for 
servers, enhanced COOP plan execution to include data 
replication of key committee information, implementing 
improvements to systems that manage the electronic data 
(document management) of the committee.
    Computer resources are allocated to authorized full time 
staff and detailees identified in each Committee's budget 
submission and as approved by the Committee on Rules and 
Administration.
    Computer resources, in particular computer workstations, 
which are required for staff or detailees who were not 
identified in the committee budget submissions, must be 
specifically approved by the Committee on Rules and 
Administration. Non-standard computer resource requests in 
excess of $500.00, not identified in the Committee Office 
Automation plans, also require specific approval by the Rules 
Committee and must be at committee expense including costs for 
maintenance, service and support.
    Committees listed below may begin working directly with the 
Sergeant at Arms to implement their approved OA plans. 
Significant deviations from the OA plans must be approved by 
the Committee on Rules and Administration.

                   Summary of Office Automation Plans


  109TH CONGRESS COMMITTEE IT OFFICE AUTOMATION BUDGETS, MARCH 1, 2005-
                            FEBRUARY 28, 2007
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                                                                Total
                                                    FTEs       approved
                                                              for 109th
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Aging.........................................           29       93,524
Agriculture...................................           48      187,328
Appropriations................................          n/a      461,460
Armed Services................................           60      214,795
Banking.......................................           57      116,300
Budget........................................           62      295,059
Commerce......................................           84      233,461
Energy........................................           58      180,522
Environment...................................           60      302,462
Ethics........................................           12       92,068
Finance.......................................           80      302,752
Foreign Relations.............................           75      431,456
HELP..........................................          111      489,429
HSGA..........................................          121      381,250
Indian Affairs................................           23       46,238
Intelligence..................................           49      354,901
JEC...........................................           48      260,124
Judiciary.....................................          133      409,288
Rules.........................................           27       79,374
Small Business................................           33       94,828
Veteran's Affairs.............................           32      227,957
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    Totals....................................  ...........    5,254,576
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                              Consultants

    This resolution specifies the available funding to hire 
consultants, as otherwise authorized by statute.

                    Committee Legislative Assistance

    The Rules Committee has received inquiries regarding staff 
representatives on committees as authorized by P.L. 95-94. With 
respect to providing funds for Legislative Assistance, the 
position of the Committee on Rules and Administration is that 
such funds are already incorporated into Members' personal 
office accounts for the purpose of providing assistance with 
such committee duties.

                               Archiving

    Under Senate Rules XXVI(10)(a) and 2 U.S.C. Sec. 72(a)(d), 
committee records are the property of the Senate. At the end of 
each Congress, non-current committee records are transferred to 
the Archives (Senate Rule XI(1) and 44 U.S.C. Sec. 2118.). To 
ensure the preservation of the Senate's permanently valuable 
records, the Rules Committee requests that each committee 
submit to the Rules Committee their National Archives Records 
Transfer Report.