US State Code:United States CodeTITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS


At the regular election held in any State next preceding the expiration of the term for which any Senator was elected to represent such State in Congress, at which election a ...


It shall be the duty of the executive of the State from which any Senator has been chosen to certify his election, under the seal of the State, to the President of the Senate of...


The certificate mentioned in section 1a of this title shall be countersigned by the secretary of state of the State. ...


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(a) On the first day, or within one week thereafter, of the first regular session of the Eighty-second Congress and of each fifth Congress thereafter, the President shall transmit...


Each State shall be entitled, in the Seventy-eighth and in each Congress thereafter until the taking effect of a reapportionment under a subsequent statute or section 2a of...


In each State entitled in the Ninety-first Congress or in any subsequent Congress thereafter to more than one Representative under an apportionment made pursuant to the provisions...


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Candidates for Representative or Representatives to be elected at large in any State shall be nominated in the same manner as candidates for governor, unless otherwise provided by...


Should any State deny or abridge the right of any of the male inhabitants thereof, being twenty-one years of age, and citizens of the United States, to vote at any election named...


The Tuesday next after the 1st Monday in November, in every even numbered year, is established as the day for the election, in each of the States and Territories of the United...


The time for holding elections in any State, District, or Territory for a Representative or Delegate to fill a vacancy, whether such vacancy is caused by a failure to elect at...


All votes for Representatives in Congress must be by written or printed ballot, or voting machine the use of which has been duly authorized by the State law; and all votes received...


The oath of office shall be administered by the President of the Senate to each Senator who shall be elected, previous to his taking his seat. ...


When a President of the Senate has not taken the oath of office, it shall be administered to him by any Member of the Senate. ...


The presiding officer, for the time being, of the Senate of the United States, shall have power to administer all oaths and affirmations that are or may be required by...


The Secretary of the Senate, and the assistant secretary thereof, shall, respectively, have power to administer any oath or affirmation required by law, or by the rules or orders...


At the first session of Congress after every general election of Representatives, the oath of office shall be administered by any Member of the House of Representatives to...


(a) The people of the District of Columbia shall be represented in the House of Representatives by a Delegate, to be known as the ''Delegate to the House of Representatives from...


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Before the first meeting of each Congress the Clerk of the next preceding House of Representatives shall make a roll of the Representatives-elect, and place thereon the names...


Whenever Congress is about to convene, and from the prevalence of contagious sickness, or the existence of other circumstances, it would, in the opinion of the President, be...


(a) Periodic compilation; other useful materials; index digest; date of completion The Parliamentarian of the House of Representatives, at the beginning of the fifth...


The Speaker is authorized and directed to complete the Compilation of the Precedents of the House of Representatives by January 1, 1977, and prepare an updated compilation of such ...


(a) There shall be printed and bound as a public document two thousand sets of the Precedents of the House of Representatives compiled and prepared by Lewis Deschler (hereinafter...


(a) Delivery to Members of Ninety-fifth Congress; marking of volumes The Public Printer shall deliver one set of the Precedents to each Senator or Representative in,...


(a) The Public Printer shall make the following distribution of sets of the Precedents; (1) to each standing or joint committee of the Congress which is in existence...


(a) Any set of the Precedents printed and bound pursuant to subsection (a) of section 28b of this title, not needed to carry out the distributions required by sections 28b to 28e...


The Parliamentarian of the House of Representatives shall prepare, compile, and maintain on a current basis and in cumulative form, for each Congress commencing with the...


(a) Caucus or conference for incumbent Members reelected to and Members-elect of ensuing Congress; time and procedure for calling (1) The majority leader or...


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(a) Omitted (b) Committee composition The respective party caucus or conference of the House of Representatives shall each nominate to the House of Representatives at...


In all cases where Members of Congress or Senators are appointed to represent Congress on any board of trustees or board of directors of any corporation or institution to...


(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of Federal, State or local law, no elected official of the legislative branch of the United States Government shall be required to serve on...


(1) The annual rate of pay for - (A) each Senator, Member of the House of Representatives, and Delegate to the House of Representatives, and the Resident Commissioner...


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(a) Gifts (1) No Member, officer, or employee of the Senate, or the spouse or dependent thereof, shall knowingly accept, directly or indirectly, any gift or gifts in any...


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Effective fiscal year 1978 and each fiscal year thereafter, the expense allowances of the Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate are increased to $10,000 each fiscal year...


(a) Establishment; purpose There is hereby established an account, within the Senate, to be known as the ''Representation Allowance Account for the Majority and...


(a) The Secretary of the Senate shall, upon the written request of the Majority or Minority Leader of the Senate, transfer from any available funds in such Leader's allotment in...


(a) Requests for transfers Upon the written request of the Majority or Minority Leader of the Senate, the Secretary of the Senate shall transfer during any fiscal year, from...


(a) Requests for transfers Upon the written request of the Majority or Minority Whip of the Senate, the Secretary of the Senate shall transfer during any fiscal year, from...


For each fiscal year (commencing with the fiscal year ending September 30, 1985), there is hereby authorized an expense allowance for the Chairmen of the Majority and...


For each fiscal year (commencing with the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001), there is authorized an expense allowance for the Chairmen of the Majority and Minority...


There shall be paid to the Speaker of the House of Representatives in equal monthly installments an expense allowance of $10,000 per annum to assist in defraying expenses relating...


(a) Each former Speaker of the House of Representatives (hereafter referred to in sections 31b-1 to 31b-7 of this title as the ''Speaker'') is entitled to retain, for as long as he ...


The Speaker is entitled to have the applicable accounts of the House of Representatives be available for payment of, for as long as he determines there is need therefor, commencing...


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(a) The Speaker may send mail as franked mail under sections 3210 and 3213 of title 39, and send and receive mail as franked mail under section 3211 of that title, for as long as...


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...


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The entitlements of a former Speaker of the House of Representatives under sections 31b-1 to 31b-7 of this title shall be available - (1) in the case of an individual who is...


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Whenever there is no Vice President, the President of the Senate for the time being is entitled to the compensation provided by law for the Vice President. ...


Effective January 5, 1977, the compensation of a Deputy President pro tempore of the Senate shall be at a rate equal to the rate of annual compensation of the President pro...


Effective with fiscal year 1978 and each fiscal year thereafter, there is hereby authorized an expense allowance for the President Pro Tempore which shall not exceed $10,000...


Senators elected, whose term of office begins on the 3d day of January, and whose credentials in due form of law shall have been presented in the Senate, may receive...


Representatives and Delegates-elect to Congress, whose credentials in due form of law have been duly filed with the Clerk of the House of Representatives, in accordance with...


Each Member and Delegate, after he has taken and subscribed the required oath, is entitled to receive his salary at the end of each month. ...


Section 35 of this title shall not be construed as being applicable to a Senator. ...


Salaries of Senators appointed to fill vacancies in the Senate shall commence on the day of their appointment and continue until their successors are elected and qualified:...


Under regulations prescribed by the Secretary of the Senate, a person serving as a Senator or officer or employee whose compensation is disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate may ...


The salaries of Representatives in Congress, Delegates from Territories, and Resident Commissioners, elected for unexpired terms, shall commence on the date of their election and...


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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...


Any death gratuity payment at any time specifically appropriated by any Act of Congress or at any time made out of the applicable accounts of the House of Representatives or...


The Secretary of the Senate and the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives (upon certification by the Clerk of the House of Representatives), respectively,...


When any Member or Delegate withdraws from his seat and does not return before the adjournment of Congress, he shall, in addition to the sum deducted for each day, forfeit a sum...


Whenever a Representative, Delegate, Resident Commissioner, or a United States Senator, shall fail to pay any sum or sums due from such person to the House of Representatives...


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The Secretary of the Senate is authorized and directed to procure and furnish each fiscal year (commencing with the fiscal year ending September 30, 1982) to the President of...


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(a) Each Member-elect (other than an incumbent Member reelected to the ensuing Congress) who attends a caucus or conference called under section 29a(a) of this title, and...


(a) Payments and reimbursements to staff persons under section 43b-2 of this title shall be made as provided (with respect to staff) in the regulations prescribed by the Committee...


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(a) Appointment of employees by Secretary of Senate to assist; termination of employment Upon the recommendation of a Senator-elect (other than an incumbent Senator or...


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Effective April 1, 1975, and each fiscal year thereafter, the annual allowance for stationery for the President of the Senate shall be $4,500. ...


There is established within the Contingent Fund of the Senate a revolving fund which shall consist of (1) the unexpended balance of the appropriation ''Contingent Expenses,...


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There is established a revolving fund for the purpose of administering the funds appropriated for stationery allowances to each Representative, Delegate, the Resident...


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Commencing January 20, 1949, the provisions of existing law relating to long-distance telephone calls for Senators shall be equally applicable to the Vice President of the...


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The compensation of Members and Delegates shall be passed as public accounts, and paid out of the public Treasury. ...


Salary and mileage accounts of Senators shall be certified by the President of the Senate, and those of Representatives and Delegates by the Speaker of the House of...


The Clerk of the House of Representatives is authorized and directed to sign, during the recess of Congress after the first session and until the first day of the second session,...


The Speaker is authorized to designate from time to time some one from among those appointed by him and appropriated for and employed in his office, whose duty it shall be under...


Whenever any deceased Senator or Member of the House of Representatives shall be actually interred in the Congressional Cemetery, so-called, it shall be the duty of the Sergeant...


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(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...


In lieu of the volumes of the Code of Laws of the United States, and the supplements thereto, supplied a Senator under section 212 of title 1, the Secretary of the Senate...


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(a) In general Subject to the provision of law specified in subsection (b) of this section, the Committee on House Oversight of the House of Representatives may, by order of...


(a) In general An order under the provision of law specified in subsection (c) of this section may fix or adjust the allowances of the House of Representatives only by reason...


(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...


(a) Authorization for payment from Senate contingent fund The contingent fund of the Senate is made available for payment (including reimbursement) to or on behalf of each...


The Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate shall furnish each Senator local and long-distance telecommunications services in Washington, District of Columbia, and in...


As used in sections 58a-1 to 58a-3 of this title, the term - (1) ''Sergeant at Arms'' means the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the United States Senate; and ...


(a) Regulations issued by Committee on Rules and Administration Subject to such regulations as may hereafter be issued by the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate,...


The Sergeant at Arms shall report to the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate, at such time or times, and in such form and manner, as the Committee may direct,...


(a) As used in this section, the term - (1) ''Sergeant at Arms'' means the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the United States Senate; and (2) ''user'' means...


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(1) Effective January 1, 1988, there shall be, within the contingent fund of the Senate, a separate appropriation account to be known as the ''Senators' Official Personnel and...


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(a) Procurement by Sergeant at Arms of Senate in places designated by Senator; places subject to use; lease of office space (1) The Sergeant at Arms of the Senate shall secure...


(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law or regulation, with the approval of the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate, the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of...


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(a) Authorization; conditions Notwithstanding any other provision of law, a United States Senator may purchase, upon leaving office or otherwise ceasing to be a Senator (except...


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(a) Payment of reasonable expenses from applicable accounts of House; rules and regulations Effective August 16, 1978, notwithstanding any provision of law and until...


(a) Congressional committee regulations for expenditure of appropriations for official mail Except as otherwise provided in this section, funds appropriated by this Act or...


Two weeks after the close of each calendar quarter, or as soon as practicable thereafter, the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate shall send to each Senate office...


In fiscal year 1991 and thereafter, when a Senator disseminates information under the frank by a mass mailing (as defined in section 3210(a)(6)(E) of title 39), the Senator...


(a) Notice that mailing is at taxpayer expense Each mass mailing sent by a Member of the House of Representatives shall bear in a prominent place on its face, or on the...


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(a) Qualifications determinations; removal and discipline Each officer of the Congress having responsibility for the supervision of employees, including employees appointed upon ...


(a) Except as provided by subsection (b) of this section, any employee of the Senate who is required to file a report pursuant to Senate rules shall refrain from...


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(a) Each time the President adjusts the rates of pay of employees under section 5303 of title 5 (or section 5304 or 5304a of such title, as applied to employees employed in the...


No provision of this Act or of any Act enacted after October 1, 1976, which specifies a rate of compensation (including a maximum rate) for any position or employee whose...


(a) Whenever, after November 5, 1990, there is an adjustment in rates of pay for Senators (other than an adjustment which occurs by virtue of an adjustment under section 5303 of...


(a) Whenever an adjustment under section 5303 of title 5 becomes effective with respect to rates of pay under the General Schedule, the Chief Administrative Officer of the House...


(1) Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, or any other provision of law, rule, or regulation, on and after December 22, 1987, each time the President pro tempore of...


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The compensation of the Vice President, Senators, and officers and employees, whose compensation is disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate, shall be payable on the fifth day of...


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(a) Reimbursement of banks for costs of clearing items for Senate The Secretary of the Senate is authorized to reimburse any bank which clears items for the United States Senate...


(a) Agreement by Secretary with appropriate State official; covered individuals Whenever - (1) the law of any State provides for the collection of an income tax...


(a) Definitions For purposes of this section, the term - (1) ''Secretary'' means the Secretary of the Senate; and (2) ''Architect'' means the Architect of the Capitol. ...


(a) Definitions In this section: (1) Eligible employee The term ''eligible employee'' means an individual - (A) who is an employee of the Senate; and ...


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The usual day for paying salaries in or under the House of Representatives shall be the last day of each month, except that if the last day of a month falls on a Saturday, Sunday,...


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(a) Agreement with proper State official; covered individuals Until otherwise provided by law, the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives shall, in...


For purposes of section 60e-1a of this title and this section - (1) the term ''State'' means any of the several States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of...


(a) Authority Until otherwise provided by law and except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives shall - ...


For purposes of section 60e-1c of this title - (1) the term ''charitable organizations'' means national voluntary health and welfare agencies designated by the Director ...


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The classes of employees whose compensation is authorized by section 3 of the Legislative Pay Act of 1929, as amended (46 Stat. 38; 55 Stat. 615), to be fixed by the Architect of...


For overtime pay purposes, per diem and per hour employees under the Office of the Architect of the Capitol not subject to chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of title...


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(a) Hiring authority of House Members, Delegates, and Resident Commissioners; allowance for payment of compensation Until otherwise provided by law and notwithstanding any other ...


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(a) Eligible employees This section shall apply to - (1) each employee of the Senate whose compensation is paid from the appropriation for Salaries, Officers and...


Any member of the Capitol Police who by reason of the provision repealed by subsection (b) was receiving immediately prior to September 1, 1964, longevity compensation provided...


The provisions of subsections (a) and (b) of section 60j of this title (as amended by section 110 of Pub. L. 95-391), shall apply to telephone operators (including the chief...


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Section 60j of this title on or after October 1, 1983 shall not apply to any individual whose pay is disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate; except that, any individual who prior...


(a) House employees (1) In general Not later than 180 days after the date the minimum wage rate prescribed by section 6(a)(1) of the Fair Labor Standards Act of ...


(a) Coverage of House (1) In general Notwithstanding any provision of title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000e et seq.) or of other law, the ...


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(a) Approval; amount; source of payments Upon the approval of the appropriate employing authority, an employee of the House of Representatives may be paid a lump sum for ...


(a) In general The Financial Clerk of the Senate is authorized to accept from an individual whose pay is disbursed by the Secretary of (FOOTNOTE 1) Senate a payment...


No officer or employee of the Senate shall receive pay for any services performed by him at any rate higher than that provided for the office or employment to which he has...


(a) Annual rate; certification (1) Whenever the rate of compensation of any employee whose compensation is disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate is fixed or adjusted on...


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, appropriated funds are available for payment to an individual of pay from more than one position, each of which is either in the office...


At no time during the first three months of any fiscal year (commencing with the fiscal year which begins October 1, 1984) shall the aggregate of payments of gross compensation...


(a) Notwithstanding the provisions of section 61-1(d)(1) of this title, and except as otherwise provided in subparagraph (C) of such subsection (d)(1), the aggregate of...


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The Secretary of the Senate shall be paid at an annual rate of compensation of $40,000. ...


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The Assistant Secretary of the Senate may be paid at a maximum annual rate of compensation not to exceed $39,000. ...


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The Secretary of the Senate is hereafter authorized to advance, in his discretion, to any designated employee under his jurisdiction, such sums as may be necessary, not...


For the purpose of carrying out his duties, the Secretary of the Senate is authorized to incur official travel expenses. The Secretary of the Senate is authorized to advance, in...


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Effective October 1, 1981, all statutory positions in the Office of the Secretary (other than the positions of the Secretary of the Senate, Assistant Secretary of the...


The Parliamentarian of the Senate may be paid at a maximum annual rate of compensation not to exceed $39,000. ...


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For each fiscal year (beginning with the fiscal year which ends September 30, 1982), the Secretary of the Senate is authorized to expend from the contingent fund of the Senate...


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Any specific rate of compensation established by law, as such rate has been increased or may hereafter be increased by or pursuant to law, for any position under the jurisdiction...


The Assistant to the Majority of the Senate and the Assistant to the Minority of the Senate in the Office of the Secretary of the Senate may each be paid a maximum annual rate...


Effective with respect to pay periods beginning on or after December 22, 1987, the Chaplain of the Senate shall be compensated at a rate equal to the annual rate of basic pay...


The Chaplain of the Senate may appoint and fix the compensation of such employees as he deems appropriate, except that the amount which may be paid for any fiscal year as...


The Secretary of the Senate is authorized and directed to procure and furnish each fiscal year (commencing with the fiscal year ending September 30, 1982) to the Chaplain of...


(a) Establishment There is established in the Treasury of the United States within the contingent fund of the Senate a revolving fund, to be known as the ''Office of the...


The Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate shall be paid at an annual rate of compensation of $40,000. ...


Effective August 1, 1979, the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper may fix the compensation of the Deputy Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper at an annual rate not to exceed the maximum...


Effective August 1, 1979 - (1) the maximum annual rate of compensation of the Administrative Assistant to the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate shall be...


In the event of the death, resignation, or disability of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, the Deputy Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper shall act as Sergeant at...


The Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate (hereinafter in this section referred to as the ''Sergeant at Arms'') may designate one or more employees in the Office of...


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For the purpose of carrying out his duties, the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate is authorized to incur official travel expenses during each fiscal year not to exceed...


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Effective October 1, 1981, all statutory positions in the Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate (other than the positions of the Sergeant at Arms and...


For each fiscal year (beginning with the fiscal year which ends September 30, 1982), the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate is hereby authorized to expend from the...


The Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, in carrying out the duties of his office, is authorized to employ personnel at daily rates of compensation; no individual...


(a) In general (1) Subject to regulations that the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate may prescribe, the Secretary of the Senate and the Sergeant at Arms...


The Secretary for the Majority of the Senate (other than the incumbent holding office on April 1, 1977) and the Secretary for the Minority of the Senate shall each be paid at...


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Effective October 1, 1979, the Secretary of the Conference of the Majority and the Secretary of the Conference of the Minority are each authorized to appoint and fix the...


Effective October 1, 1977, the Secretary for the Majority and the Secretary for the Minority are each authorized to appoint and fix the compensation of such employees as they...


For each fiscal year (beginning with the fiscal year which ends September 30, 1982) there is authorized to be expended from the contingent fund of the Senate an amount, not in...


(a) Transfer of funds for Policy Committees (1) The Chairman of the Majority or Minority Policy Committee of the Senate may, during any fiscal year, at his or her election ...


(a) Authorization of expenditure with approval of Committee on Rules and Administration Funds authorized to be expended under section 61g-6 of this title may be used by...


Funds appropriated to the Conference of the Majority and funds appropriated to the Conference of the Minority for any fiscal year (commencing with the fiscal year ending September...


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Effective April 1, 1977, the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader are each authorized to appoint and fix the compensation of such employees as they deem appropriate: Provided,...


Effective October 1, 1983, there is established within the Offices of the Majority and Minority Leaders the positions of Assistant to the Majority Leader for Floor Operations...


(a) The Majority Leader and the Minority Leader, are each authorized to appoint and fix the compensation of not more than six individual consultants, on a temporary or...


(a) There is established within the Offices of the Majority and Minority Leaders the positions of Chief of Staff for the Majority Leader and Chief of Staff for the Minority...


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Effective April 1, 1977, the Majority Whip and the Minority Whip are each authorized to appoint and fix the compensation of such employees as they deem appropriate: Provided, That...


Effective October 1, 1979, the President pro tempore is authorized to appoint and fix the compensation of such employees as he deems appropriate: Provided, That the gross...


Effective April 1, 1977, the Deputy President pro tempore is authorized to appoint and fix the compensation of an Administrative Assistant at not to exceed $47,595 per annum;...


The Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate shall receive, directly or indirectly, no fees or other compensation or emolument whatever for performing the duties of the...


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The Secretary of the Senate is on and after November 1, 1973, authorized to designate, in writing, employees of the Disbursing Office of the Senate to administer oaths...


During any fiscal year (commencing with the fiscal year beginning October 1, 1982) the Secretary of the Senate is authorized to make such transfers between appropriations of...


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Secretary of the Senate is authorized to receive moneys from the Department of the Treasury as reimbursements for salaries paid by...


For any period during which both the Secretary and the Assistant Secretary of the Senate are unable (because of death, resignation, or disability) to discharge such Secretary's...


The Financial Clerk of the Senate may be paid at a maximum annual rate of compensation not to exceed $39,000. ...


In the event of the death, resignation, or disability of the Secretary of the Senate, the Assistant Secretary of the Senate shall act as Secretary in carrying out the duties and ...


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The Secretary of the Senate and the Sergeant at Arms on and after June 27, 1956, are authorized and directed to protect the funds of their respective offices by purchasing...


The Secretary of the Senate on and after July 31, 1958, is authorized, in his discretion, to advance to the Sergeant at Arms of the Senate such sums as may be necessary, not...


(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, there is hereby established an account, within the Senate, to be known as the ''Expense Allowance for the Secretary of the...


From funds available for any fiscal year (commencing with the fiscal year ending September 30, 1984), the Secretary of the Senate shall advance to the Sergeant at Arms and...


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(a) In general On and after July 11, 1987, the Secretary of the Senate is authorized to use any available funds (but not in excess of $50,000 for any fiscal year), out of...


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Unless otherwise specifically authorized by law, no part of any appropriation disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate shall be available for payment of compensation to any...


A Senator entitled to receive his own salary may appoint the usual clerical assistants allowed Senators. ...


Whenever any person has left or leaves any civilian position in any department or agency in the executive branch of the Government in order to accept employment by the...


No payment shall be made from the contingent fund of the Senate unless sanctioned by the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate. Payments made upon vouchers or...


The Committee on Rules and Administration may authorize its chairman to designate any employee or employees of such Committee to approve in his behalf, all vouchers making...


Appropriations made for contingent expenses of the Senate shall not be used for the payment of personal services except upon the express and specific authorization of the Senate...


(a) Effective October 1, 1983 - (1) there shall be, within the contingent fund of the Senate, a separate account for the ''Secretary of the Senate'', and a ...


Any provision of law which is enacted prior to October 1, 1983, and which directs the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate to deposit any moneys in the United States...


For each fiscal year (commencing with the fiscal year ending September 30, 1985) there is authorized to be appropriated to the account, within the contingent fund of the Senate,...


(a) The Secretary of the Senate is authorized, with the approval of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, to transfer, during any fiscal year (1) from the appropriations...


The Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate is authorized, with the approval of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, to transfer, during any fiscal year, from...


(a) Establishment There is established in the Treasury of the United States a revolving fund within the contingent fund of the Senate to be known as the ''Senate Office of...


(a) Senate support office charges Charges for expenses of any office, the funds of which are disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate, may be vouchered by a Senate support...


Payments from the contingent fund of the Senate for materials and supplies (including fuel) purchased on and after July 8, 1935, through the Administrator of General Services shall...


No part of the appropriations made under the heading ''Contingent Expenses of the Senate'' on and after June 27, 1956 may be expended for per diem and subsistence expenses (as...


Compensation for stenographic assistance of committees paid out of the items under ''Contingent Expenses of the Senate'' on and after June 27, 1956 shall be computed at such rates...


If at the close of any fiscal year there is an unexpended balance of funds which were appropriated for such year (or for prior fiscal years) and which are subject to disbursement...


(a) Authorization For fiscal year 1998, and each fiscal year thereafter, the Secretary of the Senate is authorized to make advance payments under a contract or other agreement...


When any duty is imposed upon a committee involving expenses that are ordered to be paid out of the contingent fund of the Senate, upon vouchers to be approved by the chairman of...


Funds in the account, within the contingent fund of the Senate, available for the expenses of inquiries and investigations shall be available for franked mail expenses incurred...


Effective July 1, 1979, there is authorized an expense allowance for the Office of the Secretary of the Senate and the Office of Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate...


(a) Establishment There is established the Senate Leader's Lecture Series (hereinafter referred to as the ''lecture series''). Expenses incurred in connection with the...


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(a) Appointment of professional members; number; qualifications; termination of employment Each standing committee of the Senate (other than the Committee on...


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Standing committees of the House shall have authority to approve the employment and compensation of committee employees (other than special and select committee employees) from...


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(1) Designation A Senator may designate employees in his office to assist him in connection with his membership on committees of the Senate. An employee may be designated...


Notwithstanding any other provisions of law, a Senator who is the Chairman or Vice Chairman of the Senate Select Committee on Ethics may designate one employee employed in his...


If the Committee on Ethics of the Senate determines that there is a reasonable basis to believe that a Member, officer, or employee of the Senate may have committed an...


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Appropriations for committee employees shall be available in such amounts and under such regulations as may be approved by the Committee on House Oversight for compensation...


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(a) In general The Committee on Appropriations is authorized in its discretion - (1) to hold hearings, report such hearings, and make investigations as authorized...


(a) In general (1) The Chairman of the Appropriations Committee of the Senate may, during any fiscal year, at his or her election transfer funds from the appropriation account...


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There shall be paid from the applicable accounts of the House of Representatives until otherwise provided by law, for personal services in the office of the Speaker of the House,...


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The Speaker, the majority leader, and the minority leader of the House of Representatives are each authorized to employ an administrative assistant, who shall receive...


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The per annum rate of compensation of the Chief of Staff of the Joint Committee on Taxation shall be the same as the per annum rate of compensation of the Legislative Counsel of...


(a) Subject to the provisions of subsection (b) of this section, effective March 1, 1977, there shall be two additional employees in the office of the minority leader, and...


Effective March 1, 1977, and until otherwise provided by law, there shall be paid out of the applicable accounts of the House of Representatives such additional amounts as may...


The funds provided under the provisions of section 74a-4 of this title shall be limited to use for the compensation of additional personnel and other necessary official expenses. ...


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There is established in the House of Representatives an office to be known as the Speaker's Office for Legislative Floor Activities. The Speaker shall appoint and set the annual...


(a) In general There is hereby established an account in the House of Representatives for purposes of carrying out training and program development activities of the...


(a) The Speaker, Majority Leader, and Minority Leader of the House of Representatives are each authorized to appoint and fix the compensation of one consultant, on a temporary...


(a) The aggregate amount otherwise authorized to be appropriated for a fiscal year for the lump-sum allowance for the Office of the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives...


(a) In general Each office described under the heading ''HOUSE LEADERSHIP OFFICES'' in the Act making appropriations for the legislative branch for a fiscal year may transfer...


(a) The aggregate amount otherwise authorized to be appropriated for a fiscal year for the lump-sum allowance for the Office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall...


The Secretary of the Senate is authorized to employ such administrative assistants as may be necessary in order to carry out the provisions of this Act under the jurisdiction of...


Effective January 3, 1977, and until otherwise provided by law, the rate of pay for each of the six positions of minority employee authorized by the Legislative Pay Act of 1929...


There is established in the House of Representatives an office to be known as the Corrections Calendar Office, which shall have the responsibility of assisting the Speaker in...


There shall be a lump sum allowance of $300,000 per fiscal year for the salaries and expenses of the Corrections Calendar Office, established by section 74d of this title....


The allowance under section 74d-1 of this title - (1) shall be available beginning with the month of May 1997; (2) through the end of September 1997, shall be paid from the ...


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On and after June 8, 1942, in case of the death, resignation, separation from office, or disability of the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives, the...


(a) Temporary appointments in case of vacancy or incapacity in office of Clerk, Sergeant at Arms, Chief Administrative Officer, or Chaplain of House In case of a...


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(a) Establishment in certain offices Effective with respect to fiscal year 2002 and each succeeding fiscal year, there are hereby established 2 additional positions in each of...


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The Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives shall receive, directly or indirectly, no fees or other compensation or emolument whatever for performing the duties of...


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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,...


The symbol of his office shall be the mace, which shall be borne by him while enforcing order on the floor. ...


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...


The 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...


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Any person duly elected and qualified as Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives shall continue in said office until his successor is chosen and qualified subject,...


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Effective May 1, 1977, and until otherwise provided by law, the per annum gross rate of compensation of the Chaplain of the House of Representatives shall be equal to the rate...


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No person shall be employed as a reporter for the House of Representatives without the approval of the Speaker. ...


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The facilities provided for the education of Congressional and Supreme Court pages shall be available from and after January 2, 1947, also for the education of such other minors...


(a) Appointment conditions 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 ...


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...


(a) Appointed and designated members 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 Page Board shall have authority to prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to carry out sections 88b-2 to 88b-4 of this title. ...


(a) Revolving fund; establishment within House contingent fund Effective at the beginning of the Ninety-eighth Congress and until otherwise provided by law, there is established...


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(a) Establishment There is established in the Treasury of the United States a revolving fund within the contingent fund of the Senate to be known as the Daniel Webster Senate...


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The page program shall consist of the two semesters of the academic year, plus a non-academic summer term. ...


(a)(1) Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, a page serving during an academic year - (A) shall be in the eleventh grade; and (B) shall serve for one...


As used in sections 88c-2 to 88c-4 of this title, the term - (1) ''academic year'' means a regular school year, consisting of two semesters; (2) ''page'' means a page...


The Clerk, Sergeant at Arms, and Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives shall make certificate each month to their respective pay rolls, stating whether...


Whenever an employee of the House of Representatives becomes indebted to the House of Representatives and fails to pay the indebtedness, the chairman of the committee or the...


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(a) In general Under the Members' Representational Allowance, each Member of the House of Representatives may employ not more than 18 permanent employees and a total of not...


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When a Senator or Member of the House of Representatives or Delegate or Resident Commissioner dies during his term of office the clerical assistants appointed by him, and then...


Notwithstanding the provisions of section 92a of this title, in case of the death or resignation of a Member of the House during his term of office, the clerical assistants...


(a) Until otherwise provided by law, for purposes of sections 92b, 92c, and 92d of this title, any termination of service during a term of office of a Member of the House that is...


The Committee on House Oversight of the House of Representatives shall have authority to prescribe regulations for the carrying out of sections 92b-1 to 92b-3 of this title. ...


Payments under sections 92b-1 to 92b-3 of this title shall be made on vouchers approved by the Committee on House Oversight of the House of Representatives and signed by the...


Any clerical assistants who continue on the House pay rolls under the provisions of section 92b of this title shall, while so continued, perform their duties under the direction...


As used in section 92b of this title the phrase ''Member of the House'' shall mean a Representative, Representative-elect, Delegate, Delegate-elect, Resident Commissioner,...


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(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...


Appropriations made for expenses of the House of Representatives shall not be used for the payment of personal services except upon the express and specific authorization of the...


(a) Transfers among categories of allowances and expenses Amounts appropriated for any fiscal year for the House of Representatives under the heading ''allowances and expenses'' may ...


(a) Authorization For fiscal year 1998 and each succeeding fiscal year, the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives is authorized to make advance...


(a) Establishment There is hereby established an account in the House of Representatives for purposes of making payments of the House of Representatives to the...


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No employee of Congress, either in the Senate or House, shall sublet to, or hire, another to do or perform any part of the duties or work attached to the position to which he...


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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...


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(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...


(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...


The statement of all appropriations made during each session of Congress shall be prepared under the direction of the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and House...


The Secretary of the Senate 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...


All such proposals shall be kept sealed until the day specified in such advertisement for opening the same, when the same shall be opened in the presence of at least two persons,...


Sections 106 and 107 of this title shall not prevent the Secretary from contracting for separate parts of the supplies of stationery required to be furnished. ...


The Secretary of the Senate and the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives shall, in disbursing the public moneys for the use of the two Houses,...


Paper, envelopes, and blank books required by the stationery rooms of the Senate and House of Representatives for sale to Senators and Members for official use may be purchased...


Supplies for use of the Senate and the House of Representatives may be purchased in accordance with the schedule of contract articles and prices of the Administrator of...


In any case in which appropriated funds are used by a Senator or a committee or office of the Senate to purchase from the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate items...


Notwithstanding any provision to the contrary in any contract which is entered into by any person and either the Administrator of General Services or a contracting officer of...


Purchases of stationery and materials for folding shall be made in accordance with sections 106 to 109 of this title. All contracts and bonds for purchases made under the...


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(a) Authority of Chief Administrative Officer At the request of any Member, officer, or committee of the House of Representatives, or the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico, ...


(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Committee on House Oversight may prescribe by regulation appropriate conditions for the incidental use, for other than...


The Secretary of the Senate and the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives, respectively, shall report to Congress on the first day of each regular session,...


The Secretary of the Senate is entitled, for transcribing and certifying extracts from the journal of the Senate or the executive Journal of the Senate when the injunction of...


The index to the daily calendar of business of the House of Representatives shall be printed only on Monday of each week. ...


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It shall be the duty of the Secretary and Sergeant at Arms of the Senate to cause to be sold all waste paper and useless documents and condemned furniture that may accumulate,...


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Effective October 1, 1981, the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate is authorized to dispose of used or surplus furniture and equipment by trade-in or by sale directly...


On and after October 1, 1982, receipts from the sale of used or surplus furniture and furnishings shall be deposited in the United States Treasury for credit to the appropriation...


(a) Authorization The Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate may directly, or through the General Services Administration, transfer title to excess or surplus...


On and after October 1, 1982, the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate is authorized to dispose of used or surplus automobiles and trucks by trade-in or by sale through...


The Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate shall deposit in the United States Treasury for credit to the appropriation account, within the contingent fund of the Senate,...


(1) The 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 ...


(a) Authority of Chief Administrative Officer to receive commissions for providing public telephone service in House occupied areas Effective October 1, 1988, the...


On November 21, 1989, the Office of the Attending Physician Revolving Fund established by the first undesignated paragraph under the center heading ''Office of the...


(a) There is established a subaccount in the appropriation account for salaries and expenses of the House of Representatives for the deposit of fees received from Members and...


There is established in the Treasury a revolving fund for the House of Representatives gymnasium. The Architect of the Capitol shall deposit in the fund such amounts as the...


Effective with respect to fiscal years beginning with fiscal year 1995, in the case of mail from outside sources presented to the Chief Administrative Officer of the House...


Effective with respect to fiscal years beginning with fiscal year 1995, amounts received by the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives from the Administrator...


In any action brought against any person for or on account of anything done by him while an officer of either House of Congress in the discharge of his official duty, in executing...


Section 118 of this title shall not apply to officers of the Senate. ...


The Committee on House Oversight of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate, respectively, shall make and issue regulations...


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The Committee on Rules and Administration of the United States Senate is authorized and directed hereafter to add a minimum of 10 per centum to each order in excess of 10 cents...


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(a) Repealed. Pub. L. 105-275, title I, Sec. 6(h)(2), Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2434 (b) Omitted (c) Creditable civilian service in Senate Building Beauty Shop for ...


(a) Appointment and compensation of personnel The Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate is authorized to appoint and fix the compensation of such employees as may be ...


(a) Establishment The Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate is authorized to establish an Office of Senate Health Promotion. (b) Fees, assessments, and charges ...


(a) Establishment The Secretary of the Senate is authorized to establish a Senate Gift Shop for the purpose of providing for the sale of gift items to Members of the...


(a) Regulations The Senate Committee on Rules and Administration shall promulgate regulations - (1) pertaining to the services provided by the Attending Physician...


(a) Establishment There is established in the Treasury of the United States a revolving fund to be known as the Senate Health and Fitness Facility Revolving Fund (''the...


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(a) Establishment There is established the House Recording Studio, the Senate Recording Studio, and the Senate Photographic Studio. (b) Assistance in making disk, film, and...


(a) The entity, in the Senate, known (prior to April 1, 1991) as the ''Senate Recording and Photographic Studios'' is abolished, and there is established in its stead the...


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Sergeant at Arms, subject to the approval of the Committee on Rules and Administration, is hereafter authorized to enter...


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, subject to the approval of the Committee on Rules and Administration, is on and...


(a) Senate Computer Center Revolving Fund (1) There is hereby established in the Treasury of the United States a revolving fund within the contingent fund of the Senate to ...


(a) Development and implementation by Secretary of Senate The Secretary of the Senate, with the oversight and approval of the Committee on Rules and Administration of the...


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Sergeant at Arms of the House is authorized and directed on and after October 2, 1962, to make such arrangements as may be...


The Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives is on and after July 2, 1954, authorized to pay, from the applicable accounts of the House of Representatives,...


Any death gratuity payment at any time specifically appropriated by any Act of Congress or at any time made out of the applicable accounts of the House of Representatives or...


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The reporters of debates in the office of the Secretary of the Senate are hereby designated the official reporters of debates of the Senate. ...


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The Secretary of the Senate is on and after June 5, 1981, authorized to employ, by contract or otherwise, substitute reporters of debates and expert transcribers at daily rates of ...


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The applicable accounts of the House of Representatives is (FOOTNOTE 1) made available after August 28, 1965, for reimbursement of transportation expenses incurred by not to exceed ...


(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, official resources may be used during a fiscal year (beginning with fiscal year 1999), in accordance with regulations of the...


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(a) It is the purpose of this section to enable the House of Representatives more properly to discharge and coordinate its activities and responsibilities in connection...


(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 Chief...


(a) Definitions For purposes of this section - (1) ''employee'' means any individual whose pay is disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate or the Chief...


(a) Waiver of claim for erroneous payment of pay or allowances A claim of the United States against a person arising out of an erroneous payment of any pay or allowances, other...


(a) Waiver of claim for erroneous payment of pay or allowances A claim of the United States against a person arising out of an erroneous payment of any pay or allowances, other...


There is established, as a joint office of Congress, the Special Services Office, which (under the supervision and control of a board, to be known as the Special Services...


(a) Compliance with admission requirements The General Counsel of the House of Representatives and any other counsel in the Office of the General Counsel of the House of ...


(a) Authorization Notwithstanding any other provision of law - (1) subject to subsection (b) of this section, the Sergeant at Arms of the Senate and the head of an...


(a) Authorization Notwithstanding any other provision of law - (1) subject to subsection (b) of this section, the Chief Administrative Officer of the House...


(a) Establishment There is established in the House of Representatives an office to be known as the House of Representatives Office of Emergency Planning, Preparedness,...


The Library of Congress, composed of the books, maps, and other publications which on December 1, 1873, remained in existence, from the collections theretofore united under...


The Library of Congress shall be arranged in two departments, a general library and a law library. ...


The unexpended balance of any sums appropriated by Congress for the increase of the general library, together with such sums as may hereafter be appropriated to the same...


Effective for fiscal years beginning with fiscal year 1995, obligations for any reimbursable and revolving fund activities performed by the Library of Congress are limited to...


(a) Transfer of funds In addition to any other transfer authority provided by law, during fiscal year 2001 and fiscal years thereafter, the Librarian of Congress may transfer...


The Joint Committee of Congress on the Library shall, on and after January 3, 1947, consist of the chairman and four members of the Committee on Rules and Administration of the...


The portion of the Joint Committee of Congress on the Library on the part of the Senate remaining in office as Senators shall during the recess of Congress exercise the powers...


The incidental expenses of the law library shall be paid out of the appropriations for the Library of Congress. ...


The Librarian shall make the purchases of books for the law library, under the direction of and pursuant to the catalogue furnished him by the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. ...


There is authorized to be appropriated annually to the Library of Congress, in addition to appropriations otherwise made to said Library, such sums for expenditure under the...


(a) The Librarian of Congress shall establish and maintain a library of musical scores, instructional texts, and other specialized materials for the use of the blind and for other ...


(a) The Librarian of Congress may contract or otherwise arrange with such public or other nonprofit libraries, agencies, or organizations as he may deem appropriate to serve as...


The Librarian of Congress shall be appointed by the President, by and with the advice and consent of the Senate. He shall make rules and regulations for the government of...


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Notwithstanding any other provision of law - (1) the Librarian of Congress shall be compensated at an annual rate of pay which is equal to the annual rate of basic pay ...


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From and after October 1, 1983, appropriations in this Act available to the Library of Congress for salaries shall be available for expenses of personnel security and suitability ...


The justices of the Supreme Court shall have free access to the law library; and they are authorized to make regulations, not inconsistent with law, for the use of the same during...


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The chief judge and associate judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia and the chief judge and associate judges of the United States District...


The law library shall be kept open every day so long as either House of Congress is in session. ...


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All persons employed in and about said Library of Congress under the Librarian shall be appointed solely with reference to their fitness for their particular duties. ...


The Architect of the Capitol shall have charge of all structural work at the Library of Congress buildings and grounds (as defined in section 167j of this title), including...


The responsibility for design, installation, and maintenance of security systems to protect the physical security of the buildings and grounds of the Library of Congress...


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From and after June 10, 1928, the office of administrative assistant and disbursing officer of the Library of Congress, created by section 142 of this title, is abolished...


On and after June 13, 1957, each officer and employee of the Library of Congress, including the Copyright Office, who has been duly authorized in writing by the Librarian of...


The liability of these certifying officers or employees shall be enforced in the same manner and to the same extent as now provided by law with respect to enforcement of the...


The disbursing officer of the Library of Congress shall (1) disburse moneys of the Library of Congress only upon, and in strict accordance with, vouchers duly certified by...


From and after January 1, 1976, the Disbursing Officer of the Library of Congress is authorized to disburse funds appropriated for the Congressional Budget Office, and the Library...


From and after October 1, 1981, the Disbursing Officer of the Library of Congress is authorized to disburse funds appropriated for the Office of Technology Assessment, and the...


From and after October 1, 1983, the Library of Congress is authorized to compute and disburse basic pay of all personnel of the Copyright Royalty Tribunal pursuant to the...


Effective October 1, 1988, and to continue thereafter, the Disbursing Officer of the Library of Congress is authorized to - (1) disburse funds appropriated for the...


Effective June 15, 1989, the Library of Congress shall provide financial management services and support to the United States Capitol Preservation Commission as may be required...


From and after October 1, 1988, the Library of Congress is authorized to - (1) disburse funds appropriated for the John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Training...


From and after October 1, 1989, the Librarian of Congress shall take appropriate action to assure that no legislative branch employee whose salary is disbursed by the Library...


From and after October 1, 1996, the Disbursing Officer of the Library of Congress is authorized to disburse funds appropriated for the Office of Compliance, and the Library...


All appropriations made to the Architect of the Capitol on account of the Library Building and Grounds shall be disbursed for that purpose in the same manner as other...


From and after October 1, 1978, funds available to the Library of Congress may be expended to reimburse the Department of State for medical services rendered to employees of...


From and after October 1, 1980, payments in advance for subscriptions or other charges for bibliographical data, publications, materials in any other form, and services may be made ...


Ten of the copies of the Statutes at Large, published by Little, Brown & Co., which were deposited in the Library prior to February 5, 1859, shall be retained by the Librarian for...


Two copies of the journals and documents, and of each book printed by either House of Congress, well bound in calf, shall be deposited in the Library, and must not be...


The Librarian of the Library of Congress is authorized and directed to have bound at the end of each session of Congress the printed hearings of testimony taken by each committee...


Twenty-five copies of the public Journals of the Senate, and of the House of Representatives, shall be deposited in the Library of the United States, at the seat of government, to...


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The Librarian of Congress may from time to time transfer to other governmental libraries within the District of Columbia, including the Public Library, books and material in...


The Librarian of Congress is authorized to furnish to such institutions or individuals as may desire to buy them, such copies of the card indexes and other publications of the...


The library collected by the Smithsonian Institution under the provisions of the Act of August 10, 1846, chapter 25, and removed from the building of that institution, with...


The Smithsonian Institution shall have the use of the library referred to in section 151 of this title in like manner as before its removal. All the books, maps, and charts of...


The library of the House of Representatives shall be under the control and direction of the Librarian of Congress, who shall provide all needful books of reference therefor....


A board is created and established, to be known as the ''Library of Congress Trust Fund Board'' (hereinafter referred to as the board), which shall consist of the Secretary of...


No compensation shall be paid to the members of the board for their services as such members, but they shall be reimbursed for the expenses necessarily incurred by them, out of...


The Board is authorized to accept, receive, hold, and administer such gifts, bequests, or devises of property for the benefit of, or in connection with, the Library, its...


The moneys or securities composing the trust funds given or bequeathed to the board shall be receipted for by the Secretary of the Treasury, who shall invest, reinvest, or...


In the absence of any specification to the contrary, the board may deposit the principal sum, in cash, with the Treasurer of the United States as a permanent loan to the United...


In the case of a gift of money or securities offered to the Library of Congress, if, because of conditions attached by the donor or similar considerations, expedited action...


The board shall have perpetual succession, with all the usual powers and obligations of a trustee, including the power to sell, except as herein limited, in respect of all...


Nothing in sections 154 to 162 and 163 (FOOTNOTE 1) of this title shall be construed as prohibiting or restricting the Librarian of Congress from accepting in the name of the...


Gifts or bequests or devises to or for the benefit of the Library of Congress, including those to the board, and the income therefrom, shall be exempt from all Federal...


Employees of the Library of Congress who perform special functions for the performance of which funds have been entrusted to the board or the librarian, or in connection...


Hereafter the gross salary of any position in the Library which is augmented by payment of an honorarium from other than appropriated funds under terms of section 162 of this...


(a) Election of coverage; creditable service; qualification for survivor annuities and disability benefits; contributions to thrift savings plan; certification...


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The Librarian of Congress is authorized and directed to prepare biennially an index to the legislation of the States of the United States enacted during the biennium, together with...


The Librarian of Congress is directed to have the indexes and digests authorized by section 164 of this title printed and bound for official distribution only. ...


There is authorized to be appropriated annually for carrying out the provisions of section 164 of this title the sum of $30,000, to remain available until expended. ...


(a) Redesignation of Legislative Reference Service The Legislative Reference Service in the Library of Congress is hereby continued as a separate department in the Library of ...


The Librarian of Congress may designate employees of the Library of Congress as police for duty with respect to the Library of Congress buildings and adjacent streets. The...


Public travel in and occupancy of the Library of Congress grounds is restricted to the sidewalks and other paved surfaces. ...


It shall be unlawful to offer or expose any article for sale in the Library of Congress buildings or grounds; to display any sign, placard, or other form of advertisement therein;...


It shall be unlawful to step or climb upon, remove, or in any way injure any statue, seat, wall fountain, or other erection or achitectural (FOOTNOTE 1) feature, or any tree,...


It shall be unlawful to discharge any firearm, firework or explosive, set fire to any combustible, make any harangue or oration, or utter loud, threatening, or abusive language...


It shall be unlawful to parade, stand, or move in processions or assemblages in the Library of Congress buildings or grounds, or to display therein any flag, banner, or...


(a) In addition to the restrictions and requirements specified in sections 167a to 167e of this title, the Librarian of Congress may prescribe such regulations as may be...


Whoever violates any provision of sections 167a to 167e of this title, or of any regulation prescribed under section 167f of this title, commits a Class B misdemeanor, prosecution...


The police provided for in section 167 of this title shall have the power, within the Library of Congress buildings and grounds and adjacent streets, to enforce and make arrests...


In order to permit the observance of authorized ceremonies within the Library of Congress buildings and grounds, the Librarian of Congress may suspend for such occasions so much...


(a) For the purposes of sections 167 to 167j of this title the Library of Congress grounds shall be held to extend to the line of the face of the east curb of First Street...


The Librarian of Congress shall have prepared - (1) a hardbound revised edition of the Constitution of the United States of America - Analysis and Interpretation, published ...


All hardbound revised editions and all cumulative pocket-part supplements shall be printed as Senate documents. ...


There shall be printed four thousand eight hundred and seventy additional copies of the hardbound revised editions prepared pursuant to clause (1) of section 168 of this title and...


Additional copies of each hardbound decennial revised edition and of the cumulative pocket-part supplements thereto shall be printed and distributed in accordance with the...


There are authorized to be appropriated such sums, to remain available until expended, as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of sections 168 to 168d of this title. ...


From and after October 1, 1983, not to exceed fifteen positions in the Library of Congress may be exempt from the provisions of appropriation Acts concerning the employment of...


(a) Establishment and maintenance in Library of Congress; purpose; determination of composition, cataloging, indexing and availability by Librarian The Librarian...


The Congress hereby finds and declares - (1) that the Congress of the United States on April 24, 1800, established for itself a library of the Congress; (2) that...


As used in sections 171 to 175 of this title - (1) the term Center means the Center for the Book; (2) the term Librarian means the Librarian of Congress. ...


There is hereby established in the Library of Congress a Center for the Book. The Center shall be under the direction of the Librarian of Congress. ...


The Librarian through the Center shall stimulate public interest and research in the role of the book in the diffusion of knowledge through such activities as a visiting...


The Librarian of Congress, in carrying out the Center's functions, is authorized to - (1) prescribe such regulations as he deems necessary; (2) receive money and...


Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Librarian of Congress shall equip, furnish, operate, and maintain the Library of Congress Mass Book Deacidification Facility. ...


(a) Recognition The Congress recognizes that the Consultant in Poetry to the Library of Congress has for some time occupied a position of prominence in the life of the Nation,...


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The Librarian of Congress (hereafter in sections 179l to 179w of this title referred to as the ''Librarian'') shall continue the National Film Registry established and...


(a) Powers (1) In general The Librarian shall, after consultation with the Board established pursuant to section 179n of this title - (A) continue...


(a) Number and appointment (1) Members The Librarian shall establish in the Library of Congress a National Film Preservation Board to be comprised of 20 members, ...


(a) In general The Board shall review nominations of films submitted to it for inclusion in the National Film Registry and consult with the Librarian, as provided in section...


(a) Acquisition of archival quality copies The Librarian shall endeavor to obtain, by gift from the owner, an archival quality copy of the Registry version of each film ...


(a) Use of seal (1) Prohibition on distribution and exhibition No person shall knowingly distribute or exhibit to the public a version of a film or any copy of a film...


(a) Jurisdiction The several district courts of the United States shall have jurisdiction, for cause shown, to prevent and restrain violations of section 179q(a) of this title. ...


The remedies provided in section 179r of this title shall be the exclusive remedies under sections 179l to 179w of this title, or any other Federal or State law, regarding the use...


(a) Staff The Librarian may appoint and fix the pay of such personnel as the Librarian considers appropriate to carry out sections 179l to 179w of this title. (b) Experts...


As used in sections 179l to 179w of this title - (1) the term ''Librarian'' means the Librarian of Congress; (2) the term ''Board'' means the National Film Preservation ...


There are authorized to be appropriated to the Librarian such sums as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of sections 179l to 179w of this title, but in no fiscal year...


The provisions of sections 179l to 179w of this title shall be effective for 7 years beginning on October 11, 1996. The provisions of sections 179l to 179w of this title shall...


(a) Purpose The purpose of this section is to reduce the cost of information support for the Congress by eliminating duplication among systems which provide electronic access...


(a) On September 16, 1996, there shall be established a program for providing the widest possible exchange of information among legislative branch agencies with the long-range goal...


(a) Establishment Effective October 1, 1997, there is established in the Treasury of the United States a revolving fund to be known as the Cooperative Acquisitions...


(a) Establishment There is hereby established in the Treasury a revolving fund for duplication and delivery services provided by the Librarian of Congress (hereafter in...


(a) Establishment There is hereby established in the Treasury a revolving fund for the following programs and activities of the Librarian: (1) Decimal...


(a) Establishment There is hereby established in the Treasury a revolving fund for the Federal Library and Information Network program (hereafter in sections 182a to 182d of...


Each of the revolving funds established under sections 182a to 182d of this title shall be subject to audit by the Comptroller General at the Comptroller General's discretion. ...


(a) In general Subject to available funding and in accordance with the requirements of this section and section 183a of this title, the Librarian of Congress shall prepare,...


(a) In general The Librarian of Congress shall accept for deposit, preserve, maintain, and make accessible an oral history of the House of Representatives, as told by its...


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(a) Scope of assistance In order to assist the Congress in - (1) its analysis, appraisal, and evaluation of the application, administration, and execution of the...


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(a) Repealed. Pub. L. 91-510, title I, Sec. 108(d), Oct. 26, 1970, 84 Stat. 1149 (b) Standard appropriation classification schedule The Committees on Appropriations of the...


No private bill or resolution (including so-called omnibus claims or pension bills), and no amendment to any bill or resolution, authorizing or directing (1) the payment of money...


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Any committee of either House of Congress before which any private claim against the United States may at any time be pending, being first thereto authorized by the House...


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 President of the Senate, the Speaker of the House of Representatives, or a chairman of any joint committee established by a joint or concurrent resolution of the two Houses...


Every person who having been summoned as a witness by the authority of either House of Congress to give testimony or to produce papers upon any matter under inquiry before...


No witness is privileged to refuse to testify to any fact, or to produce any paper, respecting which he shall be examined by either House of Congress, or by any joint...


Whenever a witness summoned as mentioned in section 192 of this title fails to appear to testify or fails to produce any books, papers, records, or documents, as required, or...


Upon the request of a committee of either House of Congress, a joint committee of Congress, or a member of such committee, any officer or employee of the Department of State,...


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Witnesses residing in the District of Columbia and not in the service of the government of said District or of the United States, who shall be summoned to give testimony before...


No part of any appropriation disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate shall be available on and after July 12, 1960, for the payment to any person, at the time of the service upon...


Any witness requested to appear before the Majority Policy Committee or the Minority Policy Committee shall be entitled to a witness fee for each full day spent in traveling to...


Senate resolutions providing for inquiries and investigations shall contain a limit of cost of such investigation, which limit shall not be exceeded except by vote of the...


The rate of compensation for any position under the appropriations now available for, or hereafter made for, expenses of inquiries and investigations of the Senate or expenses of ...


(a) Unless otherwise provided by the Congress, the two Houses shall - (1) adjourn sine die not later than July 31 of each year; or (2) in the case of an odd-numbered...


(a) Any provision of law which provides that any member of a commission, board, committee, advisory group, or similar body is to be appointed by the President pro tempore of...


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There shall be in the Senate an office to be known as the Office of the Legislative Counsel, and to be under the direction of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate. ...


The Legislative Counsel shall be appointed by the President pro tempore of the Senate, without reference to political affiliations and solely on the ground of fitness to perform...


The Legislative Counsel of the Senate shall be paid at an annual rate of compensation of $40,000. ...


The Legislative Counsel shall, subject to the approval of the President pro tempore of the Senate, employ and fix the compensation of such Assistant Counsel, clerks, and other ...


The Office of the Legislative Counsel shall aid in drafting public bills and resolutions or amendments thereto on the request of any committee of the Senate but the Committee on...


All appropriations for the Office of the Legislative Counsel shall be disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate. ...


With the approval of the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, the Legislative Counsel of the Senate may make such expenditures as may be necessary or appropriate for the...


Funds expended by the Legislative Counsel of the Senate for travel and related expenses shall be subject to the same regulations and limitations (insofar as they are applicable) as ...


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There is established in the House of Representatives an office to be known as the Office of the Legislative Counsel, referred to hereinafter in this subchapter as the ''Office''. ...


The purpose of the Office shall be to advise and assist the House of Representatives, and its committees and Members, in the achievement of a clear, faithful, and coherent...


The functions of the Office shall be as follows: (1) Upon request of the managers on the part of the House at any conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses, to ...


The management, supervision, and administration of the Office are vested in the Legislative Counsel, who shall be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives...


(a) With the approval of the Speaker, or in accordance with policies and procedures approved by the Speaker, the Legislative Counsel shall appoint such attorneys and other...


(a) The Legislative Counsel shall be paid at a per annum gross rate equal to the rate of basic pay, as in effect from time to time, for level III of the Executive Schedule of...


In accordance with policies and procedures approved by the Speaker, the Legislative Counsel may make such expenditures as may be necessary or appropriate for the functioning of...


The Legislative Counsel may send the official mail matter of the Office as franked mail under section 3210 of title 39. ...


There are authorized to be appropriated, for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1971, and for each fiscal year thereafter, such sums as may be necessary to carry out this subchapter...


There is established in the House of Representatives an office to be known as the Office of the Law Revision Counsel, referred to hereinafter in this chapter as the ''Office''. ...


The principal purpose of the Office shall be to develop and keep current an official and positive codification of the laws of the United States. The Office shall maintain...


The functions of the Office shall be as follows: (1) To prepare, and submit to the Committee on the Judiciary one title at a time, a complete compilation, restatement, and ...


The management, supervision, and administration of the Office are vested in the Law Revision Counsel, who shall be appointed by the Speaker without regard to political affiliation...


(1) With the approval of the Speaker, or in accordance with policies and procedures approved by the Speaker, the Law Revision Counsel shall appoint such employees as may be...


The Law Revision Counsel shall be paid at a per annum gross rate not to exceed level IV of the Executive Schedule of section 5315 of title 5; and members of the staff of the...


In accordance with policies and procedures approved by the Speaker, the Law Revision Counsel is authorized to make such expenditures as may be necessary or appropriate for...


Until such time as funds are appropriated by law to carry out the purpose of this chapter, the applicable accounts of the House of Representatives shall be available for...


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There is hereby established in the House of Representatives an office to be known as the Office of the Parliamentarian, hereinafter in this chapter referred to as the ''Office''. ...


The management, supervision, and administration of the Office shall be vested in the Parliamentarian, who shall be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives...


(a) With the approval of the Speaker, or in accordance with policies and procedures approved by the Speaker, the Parliamentarian shall appoint such attorneys and other employees as ...


(a) The Parliamentarian shall be paid at a per annum gross rate established by the Speaker but not in excess of the rate of basic pay determined from time to time under subsection...


In accordance with policies and procedures approved by the Speaker, the Parliamentarian may make such expenditures as may be necessary or appropriate for the functioning of...


(a) Establishment; appointment of Counsel and Deputy Counsel; Senate approval; reappointment; compensation (1) There is established, as an office of the Senate, the Office ...


(a) Accountability of Office The Office shall be directly accountable to the Joint Leadership Group in the performance of the duties of the Office. (b) Membership ...


(a) Direction of Joint Leadership Group or Senate resolution The Counsel shall defend the Senate or a committee, subcommittee, Member, officer, or employee of the Senate under...


(a) Except as otherwise provided in subsection (b) of this section, when directed to do so pursuant to section 288b(a) of this title, the Counsel shall - (1) defend...


(a) Institution of civil actions When directed to do so pursuant to section 288b(b) of this title, the Counsel shall bring a civil action under any statute conferring ...


(a) Actions or proceedings When directed to do so pursuant to section 288b(c) of this title, the Counsel shall intervene or appear as amicus curiae in the name of the Senate,...


When directed to do so pursuant to section 288b(d) of this title, the Counsel shall serve as the duly authorized representative of the Senate or a committee or subcommittee of...


(a) Cooperation with persons, committees, subcommittees, and offices The Counsel shall advise, consult, and cooperate with - (1) the United States Attorney for...


In performing any function under this chapter, the Counsel shall defend vigorously when placed in issue - (1) the constitutional privilege from arrest or from being ...


(a) Notification In the carrying out of the provisions of this chapter, the Counsel shall notify the Joint Leadership Group, and any party represented or person affected, of...


(a) Procedure; rules (1) A resolution introduced pursuant to section 288b of this title shall not be referred to a committee, except as otherwise required under section 288d(c)...


(a) Upon receipt of written notice that the Counsel has undertaken, pursuant to section 288c(a) of this title, to perform any representational service with respect to any...


(a) Intervention or appearance Permission to intervene as a party or to appear as amicus curiae under section 288e of this title shall be of right and may be denied by a...


The expenses of the Office shall be paid from the contingent fund of the Senate in accordance with section 68 of this title, and upon vouchers approved by the Counsel. ...


Funds expended by the Senate Legal Counsel for travel and related expenses shall be subject to the same regulations and limitations (insofar as they are applicable) as those which...


It is the purpose of this chapter to provide a classification system for the equitable establishment and adjustment of rates of compensation for, and for the efficient utilization...


This chapter shall apply to - (1) all positions under the Clerk, the Sergeant at Arms, the Chief Administrative Officer, and the Inspector General of the House...


(a)(1) The Committee on House Oversight of the House of Representatives (hereinafter referred to as the ''committee'') shall establish and maintain, and, from time to time,...


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(a)(1) It shall be the duty of the committee to prescribe, revise, and (on a current basis) maintain position standards which shall apply to positions (in existence on, or...


The committee shall place each position (in existence on, or established after, January 1, 1965) under the House of Representatives to which this chapter applies in its appropriate ...


(a) Each employee in a compensation level of the House Employees Schedule (HS), who has not attained the highest schedule rate of compensation for the compensation level (HS level)...


(a) Each employee in a compensation level of the House Employees Schedule (HS), who is appointed to a position in a higher compensation level of such schedule, or whose position...


Each employee in a position of a compensation level of the House Employees Schedule (HS) or the House Wage Schedule (HWS), whose employment in such position and level is...


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The committee may authorize the establishment of additional positions of the kind to which this chapter applies, on a permanent basis or on a temporary basis of not to exceed...


This chapter shall not be held or considered to change or otherwise affect - (1) any authority to establish positions under the House of Representatives which are not...


The committee is authorized to prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this chapter. ...


For the purposes of applicable law relating to the payment to any employee subject to the House Employees Schedule or the House Wage Schedule of compensation from more than...


Whenever the rate of pay of an employee whose pay is disbursed by the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives is fixed or adjusted on or after the effective...


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The allowance for additional office personnel in the office of each of the following officials of the House of Representatives shall be at a single per annum gross rate, as follows: ...


The funds provided under the provisions of section 333 of this title shall be limited to use for the compensation of additional personnel and other necessary official expenses. ...


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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...


The provisions of this chapter 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...


There is hereby established a commission to be known as the Citizens' Commission on Public Service and Compensation (hereinafter referred to as the ''Commission''). ...


(1) The Commission shall be composed of 11 members, who shall be appointed from private life as follows: (A) 2 appointed by the President of the United States; (B)...


(1) Without regard to the provisions of title 5 governing appointments in the competitive service, and the provisions of chapter 51 and subchapter III of chapter 53 of such...


The Commission may use the United States mails in the same manner and upon the same conditions as other departments and agencies of the United States. ...


The Administrator of General Services shall provide administrative support services for the Commission on a reimbursable basis. ...


The Commission shall conduct, in each of the respective fiscal years referred to in subparagraphs (A) and (B) of section 352(8) of this title, a review of the rates of pay of - ...


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The Commission shall submit to the President a report of the results of each review conducted by the Commission with respect to rates of pay for the offices and positions within...


(1) After considering the report and recommendations of the Commission submitted under section 357 of this title, the President shall transmit to Congress his recommendations...


(1) None of the President's recommendations under section 358 of this title shall take effect unless approved under paragraph (2). (2)(A) The recommendations of the President...


The recommendations of the President taking effect as provided in section 359 of this title shall be held and considered to modify, supersede, or render inapplicable, as the case...


The recommendations of the President which take effect shall be printed in the Statutes at Large in the same volume as public laws and shall be printed in the Federal Register...


Notwithstanding any other provision of this chapter, the recommendations submitted by the Commission to the President under section 357 of this title, and the...


The Commission shall, whenever it conducts a review under section 356 of this title, also conduct a review under this section relating to any recruitment or retention problems,...


(1) A provision of law increasing the rate of pay payable for an office or position within the purview of subparagraph (A), (B), (C), or (D) of section 356 of this title shall...


For purposes of this chapter: (1) The term ''election'' means an official general or special election to choose a Representative in, or Delegate or Resident ...


(a) Filing of notice Whoever, having been a candidate for election in the last preceding election and claiming a right to such office, intends to contest the election of a...


(a) Answer Any contestee upon whom a notice of contest as described in section 382 of this title shall be served, shall, within thirty days after the service thereof, serve...


(a) Modes of service Except for the notice of contest, every paper required to be served shall be served upon the attorney representing the party, or, if he is not represented...


The failure of contestee to answer the notice of contest or to otherwise defend as provided by this chapter shall not be deemed an admission of the truth of the averments in...


(a) Oral examination Either party may take the testimony of any person, including the opposing party, by deposition upon oral examination for the purpose of discovery or for...


(a) Time for service; form A party desiring to take the deposition of any person upon oral examination shall serve written notice on the opposing party not later than two...


(a) Issuance Upon application of any party, a subpena for attendance at a deposition shall be issued by: (1) a judge or clerk of the United States district court for ...


(a) Each judge, clerk of court, or other officer who issues any subpena or takes a deposition and each person who serves any subpena or other paper herein authorized shall be...


Every person who, having been subpenaed as a witness under this chapter to give testimony or to produce documents, willfully makes default, or who, having appeared, refuses to...


(a) Sealing of papers; deposit with clerk The officer before whom any deposition is taken shall certify thereon that the witness was duly sworn by him and that the deposition is...


(a) Hearing on papers, depositions, and exhibits Contested election cases shall be heard by the committee on the papers, depositions, and exhibits filed with the Clerk. Such ...


(a) Filings of pleadings, motions, depositions, appendixes, briefs, and other papers shall be accomplished by: (1) delivering a copy thereof to the Clerk of the House of ...


(a) Method of computing time In computing any period of time prescribed or allowed by this chapter or by the rules or any order of the committee, the day of the act, event,...


In the event of the death of the contestant, the contested election case shall abate. ...


The committee may allow any party reimbursement from the applicable accounts of the House of Representatives of his reasonable expenses of the contested election case, including ...


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When used in this Act: (1) The term ''election'' means - (A) a general, special, primary, or runoff election; (B) a convention or caucus of a political party which has ...


(a) Treasurer; vacancy; official authorizations Every political committee shall have a treasurer. No contribution or expenditure shall be accepted or made by or on behalf of...


(a) Statements of organizations Each authorized campaign committee shall file a statement of organization no later than 10 days after designation pursuant to section 432(e)(1)...


(a) Receipts and disbursements by treasurers of political committees; filing requirements (1) Each treasurer of a political committee shall file reports of receipts...


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Each committee or other organization which - (1) represents a State, or a political subdivision thereof, or any group of persons, in dealing with officials of a national ...


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(a) Establishment; membership; term of office; vacancies; qualifications; compensation; chairman and vice chairman (1) There is established a commission to be known as...


(a) Specific authorities The Commission has the power - (1) to require by special or general orders, any person to submit, under oath, such written reports and answers...


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(a) Requests by persons, candidates, or authorized committees; subject matter; time for response (1) Not later than 60 days after the Commission receives from a person...


(a) Administrative and judicial practice and procedure (1) Any person who believes a violation of this Act or of chapter 95 or chapter 96 of title 26 has occurred, may file...


The Commission, the national committee of any political party, or any individual eligible to vote in any election for the office of President may institute such actions in...


(a) Duties of Commission The Commission shall - (1) prescribe forms necessary to implement this Act; (2) prepare, publish, and furnish to all persons required to ...


(a) Statements filed; ''appropriate State'' defined (1) A copy of each report and statement required to be filed by any person under this Act shall be filed by such person with the ...


Amounts received by a candidate as contributions that are in excess of any amount necessary to defray his expenditures, and any other amounts contributed to an individual for...


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There are authorized to be appropriated to the Commission for the purpose of carrying out its functions under this Act, and under chapters 95 and 96 of title 26, not to...


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(a) Dollar limits on contributions (1) No person shall make contributions - (A) to any candidate and his authorized political committees with respect to any election...


(a) It is unlawful for any national bank, or any corporation organized by authority of any law of Congress, to make a contribution or expenditure in connection with any election...


(a) Prohibition It shall be unlawful for any person - (1) who enters into any contract with the United States or any department or agency thereof either for the rendition...


(a) Whenever any person makes an expenditure for the purpose of financing communications expressly advocating the election or defeat of a clearly identified candidate, or...


(a) It shall be unlawful for a foreign national directly or through any other person to make any contribution of money or other thing of value, or to promise expressly or impliedly...


No person shall make a contribution in the name of another person or knowingly permit his name to be used to effect such a contribution, and no person shall knowingly accept...


No person shall make contributions of currency of the United States or currency of any foreign country to or for the benefit of any candidate which, in the aggregate, exceed...


No person who is a candidate for Federal office or an employee or agent of such a candidate shall - (1) fraudulently misrepresent himself or any committee or ...


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For the purpose of carrying out his duties under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, the Secretary of the Senate is authorized, from and after July 1, 1972, (1) to...


The Secretary of Transportation, the Federal Communications Commission, and the Surface Transportation Board shall each maintain, (FOOTNOTE 1) its own regulations with respect to...


No part of any funds appropriated to carry out the Economic Opportunity Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2701 et seq.) shall be used to finance, directly or indirectly, any activity designed...


The provisions of this Act, and of rules prescribed under this Act, supersede and preempt any provision of State law with respect to election to Federal office. ...


If any provision of this Act, or the application thereof to any person or circumstance, is held invalid, the validity of the remainder of the Act and the application of such...


(a) No person shall be prosecuted, tried, or punished for any violation of subchapter I of this chapter, unless the indictment is found or the information is instituted within 3...


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The Congress hereby finds and declares that: (a) As technology continues to change and expand rapidly, its applications are - (1) large and growing in scale; and ...


(a) Creation In accordance with the findings and declaration of purpose in section 471 of this title, there is hereby created the Office of Technology Assessment...


(a) Membership The Board shall consist of thirteen members as follows: (1) six Members of the Senate, appointed by the President pro tempore of the Senate, three from...


(a) Appointment; term; compensation The Director of the Office of Technology Assessment shall be appointed by the Board and shall serve for a term of six years unless...


(a) Use of public and private personnel and organizations; formation of special ad hoc task forces; contracts with governmental, etc., agencies and instrumentalities; advance, ...


(a) Establishment; composition The Office shall establish a Technology Assessment Advisory Council (hereinafter referred to as the ''Council''). The Council shall be composed...


(a) Authority of Librarian to make available services and assistance of Congressional Research Service To carry out the objectives of this chapter, the Librarian of ...


(a) Authority of General Accounting Office to furnish financial and administrative services Financial and administrative services (including those related to ...


The Office shall maintain a continuing liaison with the National Science Foundation with respect to - (1) grants and contracts formulated or activated by the ...


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(a) To enable the Office to carry out its powers and duties, there is hereby authorized to be appropriated to the Office, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise...


(a) Establishment; designation There is established a special commission of the House of Representatives, designated the ''House Commission on Congressional Mailing...


(a) Advisory opinions or consultations respecting franked mail for persons entitled to franking privilege; franking privilege regulations The Select Committee on...


(a) In general (1) There is established an office of the Congress to be known as the Congressional Budget Office (hereinafter in this chapter referred to as the ''Office'')....


(a) Assistance to budget committees It shall be the primary duty and function of the Office to provide to the Committees on the Budget of both Houses information which will...


(a) Right to copy Except as provided in subsections (c), (d), and (e) of this section, the Director shall make all information, data, estimates, and statistics obtained...


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(a) Any sale or lease of property, supplies, or services to the Congressional Budget Office shall be deemed to be a sale or lease to the Congress subject to section 111b of...


(a) The Director of the Congressional Budget Office shall have the authority, within the limits of available appropriations, to dispose of surplus or obsolete personal property...


(a) The Director of the Congressional Budget Office shall have the authority to make lump-sum payments to separated employees of the Congressional Budget Office for unused...


(a) The Director of the Congressional Budget Office shall have the authority to make lump-sum payments to enhance staff recruitment and to reward exceptional performance by...


(a) In general The Director of the Congressional Budget Office may, by regulation, make applicable such provisions of chapter 41 of title 5 as the Director determines necessary...


(a) Authorization The Director of the Congressional Budget Office may, in order to recruit or retain qualified personnel, establish and maintain on and after November 12, 2001,...


The Congress declares that it is essential - (1) to assure effective congressional control over the budgetary process; (2) to provide for the congressional...


For purposes of this Act - (1) The terms ''budget outlays'' and ''outlays'' mean, with respect to any fiscal year, expenditures and net lending of funds under...


(a) The Committees on the Budget of the House of Representatives and the Senate shall study on a continuing basis proposals designed to improve and facilitate methods of...


The timetable with respect to the congressional budget process for any fiscal year is as follows: ...


(a) Content of concurrent resolution on the budget On or before April 15 of each year, the Congress shall complete action on a concurrent resolution on the budget for the fiscal...


(a) Committee spending allocations (1) Allocation among committees The joint explanatory statement accompanying a conference report on a concurrent resolution on the...


(a) In general Until the concurrent resolution on the budget for a fiscal year has been agreed to, it shall not be in order in the House of Representatives, with respect to...


At any time after the concurrent resolution on the budget for a fiscal year has been agreed to pursuant to section 632 of this title, and before the end of such fiscal year, the...


(a) Procedure in House after report of Committee; debate (1) When a concurrent resolution on the budget has been reported by the Committee on the Budget of the House...


No bill, resolution, amendment, motion, or conference report, dealing with any matter which is within the jurisdiction of the Committee on the Budget of either House shall...


On or before June 10 of each year, the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives shall report annual appropriation bills providing new budget authority under the ...


(a) Reports on legislation providing new budget authority or providing increase or decrease in revenues or tax expenditures (1) Whenever a committee of either House reports to...


It shall not be in order in the House of Representatives to consider any resolution providing for an adjournment period of more than three calendar days during the month of July...


(a) Inclusion of reconciliation directives in concurrent resolutions on the budget A concurrent resolution on the budget for any fiscal year, to the extent necessary...


(a) Enforcement of budget aggregates (1) In House of Representatives Except as provided by subsection (c) of this section, after the Congress has completed action on...


(a) Budget Committee determinations For purposes of this subchapter and subchapter II of this chapter, the levels of new budget authority, outlays, direct spending,...


(a) In general When the Senate is considering a reconciliation bill or a reconciliation resolution pursuant to section 641 of this title (whether that bill or...


(a) Adjustments (1) In general After the reporting of a bill or joint resolution, the offering of an amendment thereto, or the submission of a conference report ...


For purposes of a reported bill or joint resolution considered in the House of Representatives pursuant to a special order of business, the term ''as reported'' in this subchapter...


(a) Controls on certain budget-related legislation not subject to appropriations It shall not be in order in either the House of Representatives or the Senate to consider...


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The Director of the Congressional Budget Office shall, to the extent practicable, prepare for each bill or resolution of a public character reported by any committee of the House...


The General Accounting Office shall study those provisions of law which provide mandatory spending and report to the Congress its recommendations for the appropriate form of...


(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, budget authority, credit authority, and estimates of outlays and receipts for activities of the Federal budget which are...


The Speaker of the House of Representatives, after consulting with the Minority Leader of the House, may appoint a Member User Group for the purpose of reviewing...


For purposes of this part: (1) Agency The term ''agency'' has the same meaning as defined in section 551(1) of title 5, but does not include independent regulatory ...


This part shall not apply to any provision in a bill, joint resolution, amendment, motion, or conference report before Congress that - (1) enforces constitutional rights...


(a) In general When a committee of authorization of the Senate or the House of Representatives reports a bill or joint resolution of public character that includes any...


(a) Federal intergovernmental mandates in reported bills and resolutions For each bill or joint resolution of a public character reported by any committee of authorization...


(a) In general It shall not be in order in the Senate or the House of Representatives to consider - (1) any bill or joint resolution that is reported by a ...


(a) Enforcement in House of Representatives It shall not be in order in the House of Representatives to consider a rule or order that waives the application of section 658d...


At the written request of a Senator, the Director shall, to the extent practicable, prepare an estimate of the direct costs of a Federal intergovernmental mandate contained in...


(a) In general This part applies to any bill, joint resolution, amendment, motion, or conference report that reauthorizes appropriations, or that amends existing authorizations...


The purposes of this subchapter are to - (1) measure more accurately the costs of Federal credit programs; (2) place the cost of credit programs on a budgetary basis ...


For purposes of this subchapter - (1) The term ''direct loan'' means a disbursement of funds by the Government to a non-Federal borrower under a contract that requires...


(a) In general For the executive branch, the Director shall be responsible for coordinating the estimates required by this subchapter. The Director shall consult with...


(a) President's budget Beginning with fiscal year 1992, the President's budget shall reflect the costs of direct loan and loan guarantee programs. The budget shall also...


(a) Authorization of appropriations for costs There are authorized to be appropriated to each Federal agency authorized to make direct loan obligations or loan guarantee ...


(a) In general This subchapter shall not apply to the credit or insurance activities of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation, National Credit Union Administration,...


(a) Effect on other laws This subchapter shall supersede, modify, or repeal any provision of law enacted prior to November 5, 1990, to the extent such provision is...


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Nothing contained in this Act, or in any amendments made by this Act, shall be construed as - (1) asserting or conceding the constitutional powers or limitations of...


For purposes of sections 682 to 688 of this title - (1) ''deferral of budget authority'' includes - (A) withholding or delaying the obligation or expenditure of ...


(a) Transmittal of special message Whenever the President determines that all or part of any budget authority will not be required to carry out the full objectives or scope...


(a) Transmittal of special message Whenever the President, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, the head of any department or agency of the United States, or...


(a) Delivery to House and Senate Each special message transmitted under section 683 or 684 of this title shall be transmitted to the House of Representatives and the Senate on...


(a) Failure to transmit special message If the Comptroller General finds that the President, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, the head of any department ...


If, under this chapter, budget authority is required to be made available for obligation and such budget authority is not made available for obligation, the Comptroller General...


(a) Referral Any rescission bill introduced with respect to a special message or impoundment resolution introduced with respect to a proposed deferral of budget authority shall...


(a) In general Notwithstanding the provisions of subchapters I and II of this chapter, and subject to the provisions of this subchapter, the President may, with respect to...


(a) In general For each law from which a cancellation has been made under this subchapter, the President shall transmit a single special message to the Congress. (b)...


(a) In general The cancellation of any dollar amount of discretionary budget authority, item of new direct spending, or limited tax benefit shall take effect upon receipt in...


(a) In general (1) Discretionary budget authority OMB shall, for each dollar amount of discretionary budget authority and for each item of new direct spending canceled...


(a) Receipt and referral of special message Each special message transmitted under this subchapter shall be referred to the Committee on the Budget and the appropriate ...


As used in this subchapter: (1) Appropriation law The term ''appropriation law'' means an Act referred to in section 105 of title 1, including any general or special ...


(a) Statement by Joint Tax Committee The Joint Committee on Taxation shall review any revenue or reconciliation bill or joint resolution which includes any amendment to title...


(a) Expedited review (1) Any Member of Congress or any individual adversely affected by part C of title X of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (2...


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There is established a board to be known as the Congressional Award Board (hereinafter in this subchapter referred to as the ''Board''), which shall be responsible for...


(a) Establishment, functions, and purposes; nature of awards The Board shall establish and administer a program to be known as the Congressional Award Program, which shall be...


(a) Membership; composition; appointment criteria; derivation of appointment (1) The Board shall consist of 25 members, as follows: (A) Six members appointed by...


(a) Director; status; appointment and term; removal In the administration of the Congressional Award Program, the Board shall be assisted by a Director, who shall be the principal ...


Regional award directors may be appointed by the Board, upon recommendation of the Director, for any State or other appropriate geographic area of the United States. The...


(a) General operating and expenditure authority Subject to such limitations as may be provided for under this section, the Board may take such actions and make such expenditures ...


(a) Annual audits by Comptroller General; access to books, documents, papers, and records The financial records of the Board and of any corporation established under...


The Board shall terminate October 1, 2004. ...


Congress makes the following findings: (1) Arts literacy is a fundamental purpose of schooling for all students. (2) Arts education stimulates, develops, and...


In this subchapter: (1) Arts Education Partnership The term ''Arts Education Partnership'' means a private, nonprofit coalition of education, arts,...


There is established within the legislative branch of the Federal Government a Congressional Recognition for Excellence in Arts Education Awards Board. The Board shall be...


(a) Awards program established The Board shall establish and administer an awards program to be known as the ''Congressional Recognition for Excellence in Arts Education...


(a) Composition (1) In general The Board shall consist of 9 members as follows: (A) 2 Members of the Senate appointed by the Majority Leader of the Senate. ...


(a) In general In the administration of the Congressional Recognition for Excellence in Arts Education Awards Program, the Board shall be assisted by a Director, who shall be...


(a) In general Subject to such limitations as may be provided for under this section, the Board may take such actions and make such expenditures as may be necessary to carry...


The financial records of the Board may be audited by the Comptroller General of the United States at such times as the Comptroller General may determine to be appropriate. The ...


The Board shall terminate 6 years after November 22, 2000. The Board shall set forth, in its bylaws, the procedures for dissolution to be followed by the Board. ...


(a) Establishment of fund There shall be established in the Treasury of the United States a trust fund which shall be known as the ''Congressional Recognition for Excellence...


(a) Establishment There is hereby established the John Heinz Competitive Excellence Award, which shall be evidenced by a national medal bearing the inscription ''John...


(a) Omitted (b) General statement of budget enforcement through sequestration This subchapter provides for budget enforcement as called for in House Concurrent Resolution...


(a) Enforcement (1) Sequestration Within 15 calendar days after Congress adjourns to end a session and on the same day as a sequestration (if any) under section 902...


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(a) Purpose The purpose of this section is to assure that any legislation enacted before October 1, 2002, affecting direct spending or receipts that increases the deficit...


(a) Sequestration Within 15 calendar days after Congress adjourns to end a session (other than of the One Hundred First Congress) and on the same day as a sequestration (if...


(a) Timetable The timetable with respect to this subchapter for any budget year is as follows: ...


(a) Social security benefits and tier I railroad retirement benefits Benefits payable under the old-age, survivors, and disability insurance program established under title...


(a) Automatic spending increases Automatic spending increases are increases in outlays due to changes in indexes in the following programs: (1) Special milk program; and ...


(a) In general For any budget year, the baseline refers to a projection of current-year levels of new budget authority, outlays, revenues, and the surplus or deficit into...


(a) Procedures in event of low-growth report (1) Trigger Whenever CBO issues a low-growth report under section 254(j), (FOOTNOTE 1) the Majority Leader of the House...


(a) Introduction of joint resolution At any time after the Director of OMB issues a final sequestration report under section 904 of this title for a fiscal year, but before...


(a) Reductions beyond amount specified in Presidential order Subject to subsections (b), (c), and (d) of this section, new budget authority and unobligated balances for any...


(a) Reporting of resolutions and reconciliation bills and resolutions, in Senate (1) Committee alternatives to Presidential order After the submission of an...


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(a) Expedited review (1) Any Member of Congress may bring an action, in the United States District Court for the District of Columbia, for declaratory judgment...


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The Congress makes the following findings: (1) Senator John C. Stennis of the State of Mississippi has served his State and country with distinction for more than 60 ...


In this chapter: (1) The term ''Center'' means the John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Training and Development established under section 1103(a) of this title. ...


(a) Establishment There is established in the legislative branch of the Government a center to be known as the ''John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Training...


(a) Purposes of Center The purposes of the Center shall be - (1) to increase awareness of the importance of public service, to foster among the youth of the United...


(a) Establishment of fund There is established in the Treasury of the United States a trust fund to be known as the ''John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Development...


(a) In general The Secretary of the Treasury is authorized to pay to the Center from the interest and earnings of the fund, and moneys credited to the fund pursuant to...


(a) Appointment by Board (1) There shall be an Executive Director of the Center who shall be appointed by the Board. The Executive Director shall be the chief executive officer...


(a) In general In order to carry out the provisions of this chapter, the Center may - (1) appoint and fix the compensation of such personnel as may be necessary to...


There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to carry out this chapter. ...


There is appropriated to the fund the sum of $7,500,000 to carry out this chapter. ...


(a) Establishment (1) In general There is established in the legislative branch of the Government a center to be known as the ''Center for Russian ...


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Except as otherwise specifically provided in this chapter, as used in this chapter: (1) Board The term ''Board'' means the Board of Directors of the Office ...


(a) Laws made applicable The following laws shall apply, as prescribed by this chapter, to the legislative branch of the Federal Government: (1) The Fair Labor Standards...


(a) Discriminatory practices prohibited All personnel actions affecting covered employees shall be made free from any discrimination based on - (1) race, color, religion,...


(a) Family and medical leave rights and protections provided (1) In general The rights and protections established by sections 101 through 105 of the Family and...


(a) Fair labor standards (1) In general The rights and protections established by subsections (a)(1) and (d) of section 6, section 7, and section 12(c) of the Fair ...


(a) Polygraph practices prohibited (1) In general No employing office, irrespective of whether a covered employee works in that employing office, may require a...


(a) Worker adjustment and retraining notification rights (1) In general No employing office shall be closed or a mass layoff ordered within the meaning of section 3 of...


(a) Employment and reemployment rights of members of uniformed services (1) In general It shall be unlawful for an employing office to - (A) discriminate,...


(1) Definitions For the purposes of this section, the terms ''covered employee'' and ''Board'' shall each have the meaning given such term by section 101 of the...


(a) In general It shall be unlawful for an employing office to intimidate, take reprisal against, or otherwise discriminate against, any covered employee because the...


(a) Entities subject to this section The requirements of this section shall apply to - (1) each office of the Senate, including each office of a Senator and each...


(a) Occupational safety and health protections (1) In general Each employing office and each covered employee shall comply with the provisions of section 5 of...


(a) Labor-management rights (1) In general The rights, protections, and responsibilities established under sections 7102, 7106, 7111 through 7117, 7119 through 7122, and ...


(a) Attorney's fees If a covered employee, with respect to any claim under this chapter, or a qualified person with a disability, with respect to any claim under section 1331...


(a) In general The Board shall undertake a study of - (1) the application of the laws listed in subsection (b) of this section to - (A) the General...


(a) Establishment There is established, as an independent office within the legislative branch of the Federal Government, the Office of Compliance. (b) Board of Directors ...


(a) Executive Director (1) Appointment and removal (A) In general The Chair, subject to the approval of the Board, shall appoint and may remove an...


(a) In general The Executive Director shall, subject to the approval of the Board, adopt rules governing the procedures of the Office, including the procedures of...


(a) Regulations (1) In general The procedures applicable to the regulations of the Board issued for the implementation of this chapter, which shall include...


(a) Authorization of appropriations Beginning in fiscal year 1995, and for each fiscal year thereafter, there are authorized to be appropriated for the expenses of the Office...


Except as otherwise provided, the procedure for consideration of alleged violations of part A of subchapter II of this chapter consists of - (1) counseling as provided...


(a) In general To commence a proceeding, a covered employee alleging a violation of a law made applicable under part A of subchapter II of this chapter shall request counseling...


(a) Initiation Not later than 15 days after receipt by the employee of notice of the end of the counseling period under section 1402 of this title, but prior to and as a...


Not later than 90 days after a covered employee receives notice of the end of the period of mediation, but no sooner than 30 days after receipt of such notification, such...


(a) In general A covered employee may, upon the completion of mediation under section 1403 of this title, file a complaint with the Office. The respondent to the complaint...


(a) In general Any party aggrieved by the decision of a hearing officer under section 1405(g) of this title may file a petition for review by the Board not later than 30...


(a) Jurisdiction (1) Judicial review The United States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit shall have jurisdiction over any proceeding commenced by a petition...


(a) Jurisdiction The district courts of the United States shall have jurisdiction over any civil action commenced under section 1404 of this title and this section by a...


In any proceeding brought under section 1407 or 1408 of this title in which the application of a regulation issued under this chapter is at issue, the court may review the validity...


Except as expressly authorized by sections 1407, 1408, and 1409 of this title, the compliance or noncompliance with the provisions of this chapter and any action taken pursuant...


In any proceeding under section 1405, 1406, 1407, or 1408 of this title, except a proceeding to enforce section 1351 of this title with respect to offices listed under...


(a) In general An appeal may be taken directly to the Supreme Court of the United States from any interlocutory or final judgment, decree, or order of a court upon...


The authorization to bring judicial proceedings under sections 1405(f)(3), 1407, and 1408 of this title shall not constitute a waiver of sovereign immunity for any other purpose,...


Any settlement entered into by the parties to a process described in section 1331, 1341, 1351, or 1401 of this title shall be in writing and not become effective unless it is...


(a) Awards and settlements Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section, only funds which are appropriated to an account of the Office in the Treasury of the United...


(a) Counseling All counseling shall be strictly confidential, except that the Office and a covered employee may agree to notify the employing office of the allegations. ...


The provisions of sections 1302(b)(3) and 1384(c) of this title are enacted - (1) as an exercise of the rulemaking power of the House of Representatives and the...


(a) In general It shall not be a violation of any provision of section 1311 of this title to consider the - (1) party affiliation; (2) domicile; or ...


The Select Committee on Ethics of the Senate and the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct of the House of Representatives retain full power, in accordance with the...


The Judicial Conference of the United States shall prepare a report for submission by the Chief Justice of the United States to the Congress on the application to the judicial...


(a) Transition provisions for employees of House of Representatives and of Senate (1) Claims arising before effective date If, as of the date on which section 1311 of...


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It is the sense of the Senate that the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate should review the rules applicable to purchases by Senate offices to determine whether...


If any provision of this chapter or the application of such provision to any person or circumstance is held to be invalid, the remainder of this chapter and the application of...


The purposes of this chapter are - (1) to strengthen the partnership between the Federal Government and State, local, and tribal governments; (2) to end the...


For purposes of this chapter - (1) except as provided in section 1555 of this title, the terms defined under section 658 of this title shall have the meanings as...


This chapter shall not apply to any provision in a bill, joint resolution, amendment, motion, or conference report before Congress and any provision in a proposed or final...


Each agency shall provide to the Director such information and assistance as the Director may reasonably request to assist the Director in carrying out this chapter. ...


(a) Sense of Congress It is the sense of the Congress that Federal agencies should review and evaluate planned regulations to ensure that the cost estimates provided by...


Nothing in this chapter shall preclude a State, local, or tribal government that already complies with all or part of the Federal intergovernmental mandates included in the...


(a) Findings The Senate finds that - (1) the Congress should be concerned about shifting costs from Federal to State and local authorities and should be equally ...


(a) Omitted (b) Committee on Rules reports on waived points of order The Committee on Rules shall include in the report required by clause 1(d) of rule XI (relating to...


The provisions of sections 658 to 658g and 1514 of this title are enacted by Congress - (1) as an exercise of the rulemaking power of the Senate and the House...


There are authorized to be appropriated to the Congressional Budget Office $4,500,000 for each of the fiscal years 1996, 1997, 1998, 1999, 2000, 2001, and 2002 to carry out...


Each agency shall, unless otherwise prohibited by law, assess the effects of Federal regulatory actions on State, local, and tribal governments, and the private sector (other than...


(a) In general Unless otherwise prohibited by law, before promulgating any general notice of proposed rulemaking that is likely to result in promulgation of any rule that...


(a) Effects on small governments Before establishing any regulatory requirements that might significantly or uniquely affect small governments, agencies shall have developed...


(a) In general Each agency shall, to the extent permitted in law, develop an effective process to permit elected officers of State, local, and tribal governments (or...


(a) In general Except as provided in subsection (b) of this section, before promulgating any rule for which a written statement is required under section 1532 of this title,...


The Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall - (1) collect from agencies the statements prepared under section 1532 of this title; and (2)...


(a) In general The Director of the Office of Management and Budget, in consultation with Federal agencies, shall establish pilot programs in at least 2 agencies to...


No later than 1 year after March 22, 1995, and annually thereafter, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall submit to the Congress, including the Committee on ...


(a) In general No later than 18 months after March 22, 1995, the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations (hereafter in this subchapter referred to as the...


(a) In general The Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations shall in accordance with this section - (1) investigate and review the role of Federal mandates in ...


(a) Experts and consultants For purposes of carrying out this subchapter, the Advisory Commission may procure temporary and intermittent services of experts or consultants...


No later than 4 months after March 22, 1995, and no later than March 15 of each year thereafter, the Advisory Commission on Intergovernmental Relations shall submit to the...


Notwithstanding section 1502 of this title, for purposes of this subchapter the term ''Federal mandate'' means any provision in statute or regulation or any Federal court ruling...


There are authorized to be appropriated to the Advisory Commission to carry out section 1551 of this title and section 1552 of this title, $500,000 for each of fiscal years 1995...


(a) Agency statements on significant regulatory actions (1) In general Compliance or noncompliance by any agency with the provisions of sections 1532 and 1533(a)(1) and...


The Congress finds that - (1) responsible representative Government requires public awareness of the efforts of paid lobbyists to influence the public...


As used in this chapter: (1) Agency The term ''agency'' has the meaning given that term in section 551(1) of title 5. (2) Client The term ''client''...


(a) Registration (1) General rule No later than 45 days after a lobbyist first makes a lobbying contact or is employed or retained to make a lobbying contact, ...


(a) Semiannual report No later than 45 days after the end of the semiannual period beginning on the first day of each January and the first day of July of each year in which...


The Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives shall - (1) provide guidance and assistance on the registration and reporting requirements of...


Whoever knowingly fails to - (1) remedy a defective filing within 60 days after notice of such a defect by the Secretary of the Senate or the Clerk of the House...


(a) Constitutional rights Nothing in this chapter shall be construed to prohibit or interfere with - (1) the right to petition the Government for the redress of ...


If any provision of this chapter, or the application thereof, is held invalid, the validity of the remainder of this chapter and the application of such provision to other persons...


(a) Oral lobbying contacts Any person or entity that makes an oral lobbying contact with a covered legislative branch official or a covered executive branch official shall, on...


(a) Entities covered by section 6033(b) of title 26 A person, other than a lobbying firm, that is required to report and does report lobbying expenditures pursuant to section ...


An organization described in section 501(c)(4) of title 26 which engages in lobbying activities shall not be eligible for the receipt of Federal funds constituting an award, grant,...


(a) Findings The Senate finds that ordinary Americans generally are not allowed to deduct the costs of communicating with their elected representatives. (b) Sense of Senate ...


The Librarian of Congress shall establish the National Recording Registry for the purpose of maintaining and preserving sound recordings that are culturally, historically,...


(a) Establishment of criteria and procedures For purposes of carrying out this subchapter, the Librarian shall - (1) establish criteria and procedures under which sound ...


(a) In general The Librarian shall provide a seal to indicate that a sound recording has been included in the National Recording Registry and is the Registry version of...


(a) In general All copies of sound recordings on the National Recording Registry that are received by the Librarian under subsection (b) of this section shall be maintained in...


(a) In general The Librarian shall, after consultation with the National Recording Preservation Board established under subchapter III of this chapter, implement a...


The Librarian shall carry out activities to make sound recordings included in the National Recording Registry more broadly accessible for research and educational purposes and...


The Librarian shall establish in the Library of Congress a National Recording Preservation Board whose members shall be selected in accordance with the procedures described...


(a) Selections from lists submitted by organizations (1) In general The Librarian shall request each organization described in paragraph (2) to submit a list of...


(a) Reimbursement of expenses Members of the Board shall serve without pay, but may receive travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, in accordance with...


(a) Review and recommendation of nominations for National Recording Registry (1) In general The Board shall review nominations of sound recordings submitted to...


(a) In general The Board may, for the purpose of carrying out its duties, hold such hearings, sit and act at such times and places, take such testimony, and receive such...


As used in this chapter: (1) The term ''Librarian'' means the Librarian of Congress. (2) The term ''Board'' means the National Recording Preservation Board. ...


(a) Staff The Librarian may appoint and fix the pay of such personnel as the Librarian considers appropriate to carry out this chapter. (b) Experts and consultants ...


There are authorized to be appropriated to the Librarian for each of the first 7 fiscal years beginning on or after November 9, 2000, such sums as may be necessary to carry out...




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