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2 USC CHAPTER 3 - COMPENSATION AND ALLOWANCES OF MEMBERS 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 3 - COMPENSATION AND ALLOWANCES OF MEMBERS

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CHAPTER 3 - COMPENSATION AND ALLOWANCES OF MEMBERS

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Sec.

31. Compensation of Members of Congress.

31-1. Repealed.

31-2. Gifts and travel.

(a) Gifts.

(b) Limits on domestic and foreign travel by Members

and staff of Senate.

31a. Repealed.

31a-1. Expense allowance of Majority and Minority Leaders of

Senate; expense allowance of Majority and Minority Whips; methods

of payment; taxability.

31a-2. Representation Allowance Account for Majority and Minority

Leaders of Senate.

(a) Establishment; purpose.

(b) Payments; allotment; reimbursement for actual

expenses; taxability.

(c) Authorization of appropriations.

31a-2a. Transfer of funds from representation allowance of Majority

and Minority Leaders of Senate to expense allowance;

availability; definitions.

31a-2b. Transfer of funds from appropriations account of Majority

and Minority Leaders of Senate to appropriations account,

Miscellaneous Items, within Senate contingent fund.

(a) Requests for transfers.

(b) Authority to incur expenses.

(c) Authority to advance sums.

31a-2c. Transfer of funds from appropriations account of Majority

and Minority Whips of Senate to appropriations account,

Miscellaneous Items, within Senate contingent fund.

(a) Requests for transfers.

(b) Authority to incur expenses.

(c) Authority to advance sums.

31a-3. Expense allowance for Chairmen of Majority and Minority

Conference Committees of Senate; method of payment; taxability.

31a-4. Expense allowance for Chairmen of Majority and Minority

Policy Committees of Senate; method of payment; taxability.

31b. Expense allowance of Speaker of House of Representatives.

31b-1. Former Speakers of House of Representatives; retention of

office, furniture, etc., in Congressional district following

expiration of term as Representative; exceptions.

31b-2. Allowance available to former Speaker for payment of office

and other expenses for administration, etc., of matters

pertaining to incumbency in office as Representative and Speaker.

31b-3. Repealed.

31b-4. Franked mail and printing privileges of former Speaker.

31b-5. Staff assistance to former Speaker for administration, etc.,

of matters pertaining to incumbency in office as Representative

and Speaker; compensation and status of staff.

31b-6. Repealed.

31b-7. Availability of entitlements of former Speaker for 5 years.

31c. Repealed.

32. Compensation of President pro tempore of Senate.

32a. Compensation of Deputy President pro tempore of Senate.

32b. Expense allowance of President pro tempore of Senate; methods

of payment; taxability.

33. Senators' salaries.

34. Representatives' and Delegates' salaries payable monthly.

35. Salaries payable monthly after taking oath.

35a. End-of-the-month salary payment schedule inapplicable to

Senators.

36. Salaries of Senators.

36a. Payment of sums due deceased Senators and Senate personnel.

37. Salaries of Representatives, Delegates, and Resident

Commissioners elected for unexpired terms.

38. Repealed.

38a. Disposition of unpaid salary and other sums on death of

Representative or Resident Commissioner.

38b. Death gratuity payments as gifts.

39. Deductions for absence.

40. Deductions for withdrawal.

40a. Deductions for delinquent indebtedness.

41, 42. Repealed.

42a. Special delivery postage allowance for President of Senate.

42a-1 to 43b-1. Repealed or Omitted.

43b-2. Staff expenses for House Members attending organizational

caucus or conference.

43b-3. Payments and reimbursements for certain House staff

expenses.

43c. Repealed.

43d. Organizational expenses of Senator-elect.

(a) Appointment of employees by Secretary of Senate

to assist; termination of employment.

(b) Payment of salaries of appointed employees;

funding; maximum amount.

(c) Payment of transportation and per diem expenses

of Senator-elect and appointed employees for

one round trip from home State to Washington,

D.C. for business of impending Congress;

funding; maximum amount.

(d) Payment of telegrams, telephone services, and

stationery expenses.

44 to 46. Omitted.

46a. Stationery allowance for President of Senate.

46a-1. Senate revolving fund for stationery allowances;

availability of unexpended balances; withdrawals.

46a-2 to 46b. Omitted or Repealed.

46b-1. House revolving fund for stationery allowances; disposition

of moneys from stationery sales; availability of unexpended

balances.

46b-2 to 46d. Repealed.

46d-1. Long-distance telephone calls for Vice President.

46d-2 to 46i. Repealed.

47. Mode of payment.

48. Certification of salary and mileage accounts.

49. Certificate of salary during recess.

50. Substitute to sign certificates for salary and accounts.

51. Monuments to deceased Senators or House Members.

52, 53. Repealed.

54. Annotated United States Code for Members of House of

Representatives to be paid for from Members' Representational

Allowance.

(a) In general.

(b) ''Member of the House of Representatives''

defined.

(c) Regulations.

55. United States Code Annotated or United States Code Service;

procurement for Senators.

56. Repealed.

57. Adjustment of House of Representatives allowances by Committee

on House Oversight.

(a) In general.

(b) Provision specified.

(c) ''Member of the House of Representatives''

defined.

57a. Limitation on allowance authority of Committee on House

Oversight.

(a) In general.

(b) Resolution requirement.

(c) Provision specified.

57b. Representational allowance for Members of House of

Representatives.

(a) In general.

(b) Merger.

(c) ''Member of the House of Representatives''

defined.

(d) Regulations.

(e) Effective Date.

58. Mail, telegraph, telephone, stationery, office supplies, and

home State office and travel expenses for Senators.

(a) Authorization for payment from Senate contingent

fund.

(b) Limits for authorized expenses; recalculation

formula.

(c), (d) Repealed.

(e) Transportation, essential travel-related

expenses, and per diem expenses; coverage;

limitations; amounts.

(f) Omitted.

(g) Closing of deceased Senator's State offices.

(h) Individuals serving on panels or other bodies

recommending nominees for Federal judgeships,

service academies, United States Attorneys, or

United States Marshals.

(i) Authorization of Secretary of Senate to pay

reimbursable expenses.

(j) Advances from Senate contingent fund for travel

expenses for official business trips; vouchers;

settlement.

58a. Telecommunications services for Senators; payment of costs out

of contingent fund.

58a-1. Payment for telecommunications equipment and services;

definitions.

58a-2. Certification of telecommunications equipment and services

as official.

(a) Regulations issued by Committee on Rules and

Administration.

(b) Equipment and services provided on reimbursable

basis.

(c) Establishment of reasonable charges.

(d) Disposition of moneys received.

(e) Committee authority to classify or reclassify

equipment and services.

58a-3. Report on telecommunications to Committee on Rules and

Administration.

58a-4. Metered charges on copiers; ''Sergeant at Arms'' and

''user'' defined; certification of services and equipment as

official; deposit of payments; availability for expenditure.

58b. Repealed.

58c. Senators' Official Personnel and Office Expense Account.

58c-1. Repealed.

59. Home State office space for Senators; lease of office space.

(a) Procurement by Sergeant at Arms of Senate in

places designated by Senator; places subject to

use; lease of office space.

(b) Maximum amount of aggregate square feet for each

Senator.

(c) Maximum annual rental rate; maximum aggregate

amount for acquisition of furniture, equipment,

and other office furnishings.

(d) Senators subject to maximum amount of aggregate

square feet and maximum annual rental rate.

(e) Omitted.

(f) Mobile office.

(g) Effective date.

59-1. Additional home State office space for Senators; declaration

of disaster or emergency.

59a. Repealed.

59b. Purchase of office equipment or furnishings by Senators.

(a) Authorization; conditions.

(b) Request by Senator and arrangement for purchase

by Sergeant at Arms of Senate; regulations

governing purchase; price.

(c) Remittance of amounts received to General

Services Administration; disposition.

59c. Transferred.

59d. Transportation of official records and papers to House

Members' district.

(a) Payment of reasonable expenses from applicable

accounts of House; rules and regulations.

(b) ''Member of the House of Representatives'' and

''official records and papers'' defined.

59e. Official mail of persons entitled to use congressional frank.

(a) Congressional committee regulations for

expenditure of appropriations for official

mail.

(b) Postmaster General functions.

(c) Source of funds for expenses of official mail.

(d) Maintenance or use of unofficial office accounts

or defrayal of official expenses from certain

funds prohibited.

(e) Official Mail Allowance in House of

Representatives.

(f) Mass mailing; submission of samples or

description of proposed mail matter; advisory

opinion.

(g) ''Member of the House of Representatives'' and

''person entitled to use the congressional

frank'' defined.

(h) Omitted.

(i) Effective date.

59f. Mass mailings by Senate offices; quarterly statements;

publication of summary tabulations.

59g. Mass mailing of information by Senators under frank; quarterly

registration with Secretary of Senate.

59h. Mass mailing sent by House Members.

(a) Notice that mailing is at taxpayer expense.

(b) Publication of each Member's total expense and

amount.

(c) Regulations.

(d) Definitions.

(e) Applicability.

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2 USC Sec. 31 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 3 - COMPENSATION AND ALLOWANCES OF MEMBERS

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Sec. 31. Compensation of Members of Congress

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(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 from Puerto Rico,

(B) the President pro tempore of the Senate, the majority

leader and the minority leader of the Senate, and the majority

leader and the minority leader of the House of Representatives,

and

(C) the Speaker of the House of Representatives,

shall be the rate determined for such positions under chapter 11 of

this title, as adjusted by paragraph (2) of this section.

(2)(A) Subject to subparagraph (B), effective at the beginning of

the first applicable pay period commencing on or after the first

day of the month in which an adjustment takes effect under section

5303 of title 5 in the rates of pay under the General Schedule,

each annual rate referred to in paragraph (1) shall be adjusted by

an amount, rounded to the nearest multiple of $100 (or if midway

between multiples of $100, to the next higher multiple of $100),

equal to the percentage of such annual rate which corresponds to

the most recent percentage change in the ECI (relative to the date

described in the next sentence), as determined under section

704(a)(1) of the Ethics Reform Act of 1989. The appropriate date

under this sentence is the first day of the fiscal year in which

such adjustment in the rates of pay under the General Schedule

takes effect.

(B) In no event shall the percentage adjustment taking effect

under subparagraph (A) in any calendar year (before rounding), in

any rate of pay, exceed the percentage adjustment taking effect in

such calendar year under section 5303 of title 5 in the rates of

pay under the General Schedule.

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(Aug. 2, 1946, ch. 753, title VI, Sec. 601(a), 60 Stat. 850; Jan.

19, 1949, ch. 2, Sec. 1(d), 63 Stat. 4; Mar. 2, 1955, ch. 9, Sec.

4(a), 69 Stat. 11; Pub. L. 88-426, title II, Sec. 204, Aug. 14,

1964, 78 Stat. 415; Pub. L. 89-301, Sec. 11(e), Oct. 29, 1965, 79

Stat. 1120; Pub. L. 91-67, Sec. 2, Sept. 15, 1969, 83 Stat. 107;

Pub. L. 94-82, title II, Sec. 204(a), Aug. 9, 1975, 89 Stat. 421;

Pub. L. 101-194, title VII, Sec. 704(a)(2)(B), Nov. 30, 1989, 103

Stat. 1769; Pub. L. 101-509, title V, Sec. 529 (title I, Sec.

101(b)(4)(D)), Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 1427, 1439; Pub. L. 103-356,

title I, Sec. 101(1), Oct. 13, 1994, 108 Stat. 3410.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

The General Schedule, referred to in par. (2), is set out under

section 5332 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.

Section 704(a)(1) of the Ethics Reform Act of 1989, referred to

in par. (2)(A), is section 704(a)(1) of Pub. L. 101-194, which is

set out as a note under section 5318 of Title 5.

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PRIOR PROVISIONS

A prior section 31, acts Feb. 26, 1907, ch. 1635, Sec. 4, 34

Stat. 993; Mar. 4, 1925, ch. 549, Sec. 4, 43 Stat. 1301; May 17,

1932, ch. 190, 47 Stat. 158, related to compensation of Members of

Congress, prior to enactment of act Aug. 2, 1946.

AMENDMENTS

1994 - Par. (2). Pub. L. 103-356 designated existing provisions

as subpar. (A), substituted ''Subject to subparagraph (B),

effective'' for ''Effective'', and added subpar. (B).

1990 - Par. (2). Pub. L. 101-509 substituted ''5303'' for

''5305''.

1989 - Par. (2). Pub. L. 101-194 substituted ''the most recent

percentage change in the ECI (relative to the date described in the

next sentence), as determined under section 704(a)(1) of the Ethics

Reform Act of 1989. The appropriate date under this sentence is the

first day of the fiscal year in which such adjustment in the rates

of pay under the General Schedule takes effect'' for ''the overall

average percentage (as set forth in the report transmitted to the

Congress under such section 5305) of the adjustment in the rates of

pay under the General Schedule''.

1975 - Pub. L. 94-82 designated existing provisions as par. (1),

substituted provisions that rate of pay of the specified parties

shall be determined under section 351 et seq. of this title, as

adjusted by par. (2) for provisions setting rate of compensation at

$42,500 for Senators, Representatives, Delegates, and Resident

Commissioner, $62,500 for Speaker, and $49,500 for President pro

tempore of Senate and Majority and Minority Leaders of House and

Senate, and added par. (2).

1969 - Pub. L. 91-67 increased compensation of Speaker from

$43,000 to $62,500 per annum and compensation of Majority and

Minority Leaders of both Houses of Congress from $35,000 to $49,500

per annum, and fixed compensation of President pro tempore of

Senate at $49,500 per annum.

1965 - Pub. L. 89-301 inserted provisions setting rate of

compensation of Majority and Minority Leaders of Senate and House

of Representatives at $35,000 per annum each.

1964 - Pub. L. 88-426 increased compensation of Senators,

Representatives and Resident Commissioner from $22,500 to $30,000

per annum and that of Speaker from $35,000 to $43,000 per annum,

and eliminated provisions which related to Delegates from the

Territories.

1955 - Act Mar. 2, 1955, increased salaries of Senators,

Representatives, Delegates, and Resident Commissioner from $12,500

a year to $22,500 and compensation of Speaker from $30,000 to

$35,000 a year.

1949 - Act Jan. 19, 1949, increased Speaker's salary from $20,000

per year to $30,000.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1994 AMENDMENT

Section 101 of Pub. L. 103-356 provided that the amendment made

by that section is effective Dec. 31, 1994.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1990 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 101-509 effective on such date as the

President shall determine, but not earlier than 90 days, and not

later than 180 days, after Nov. 5, 1990, see section 529 (title

III, Sec. 305) of Pub. L. 101-509, set out as a note under section

5301 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1989 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 101-194 effective Jan. 1, 1991, see section

704(b) of Pub. L. 101-194, set out as a note under section 5318 of

Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1969 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 91-67 effective Mar. 1, 1969, see section 3

of Pub. L. 91-67, set out as a note under section 104 of Title 3,

The President.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1965 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 89-301 effective on first day of first pay

period which begins on or after October 1, 1965, see section 17 of

Pub. L. 89-301.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1964 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 88-426 effective at noon, Jan. 3, 1965, see

section 501(b) of Pub. L. 88-426.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1955 AMENDMENT

Section 5 of act Mar. 2, 1955, provided that: ''The provisions of

this Act (amending this section, section 104 of Title 3, The

President, section 7443 of Title 26, Internal Revenue Code,

sections 5, 44, 135, 173, 213, 252, and 508 of Title 28, Judiciary

and Judicial Procedure, section 101 of Title 48, Territories and

Insular Possessions, and section 654 of Title 50, War and National

Defense, and repealing section 31a of this title) shall take effect

Mar. 1, 1955.''

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1949 AMENDMENT

Amendment by act Jan. 19, 1949, effective at noon, Jan. 20, 1949,

see section 3 of act Jan. 19, 1949.

EFFECTIVE DATE

Section 601(a) of act Aug. 2, 1946, provided that the salary

rates provided by such section 601(a) are effective Jan. 3, 1947.

SHORT TITLE OF 1996 AMENDMENT

Pub. L. 104-186, Sec. 1(a), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1718,

provided that: ''This Act (see Tables for classification) may be

cited as the 'House of Representatives Administrative Reform

Technical Corrections Act'.''

SHORT TITLE OF 1964 AMENDMENT

Section 201 of title II of Pub. L. 88-426 provided that: ''This

title (enacting sections 61a, 61a-2, 61d, 61e, 60e-11, 84-2, 136a,

136b, and 273 of this title, sections 42a and 51a of former Title

31, Money and Finance, sections 162a, 166b, and 166b-1 of former

Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works, and section 39a of

former Title 44, Public Printing and Documents, amending this

section and section 72a of this title, and enacting provisions set

out as notes under this section and sections 60a-1 and 60f of this

title) may be cited as the 'Federal Legislative Salary Act of

1964'.''

APPROPRIATION OF FUNDS FOR COMPENSATION OF MEMBERS OF CONGRESS AND

FOR ADMINISTRATIVE EXPENSES AT LEVELS AUTHORIZED BY LAW AND

RECOMMENDED BY THE PRESIDENT FOR FEDERAL EMPLOYEES

Pub. L. 97-51, Sec. 130(c), Oct. 1, 1981, 95 Stat. 966, provided

that: ''Effective beginning with fiscal year 1983, and continuing

each year thereafter, such sums as hereafter may be necessary for

'Compensation of Members' (and administrative expenses related

thereto), as authorized by law and at such level recommended by the

President for Federal employees for that fiscal year are hereby

appropriated from money in the Treasury not otherwise

appropriated. Such sums when paid shall be in lieu of any sums

accrued in prior years but not paid. For purposes of this

subsection, the term 'Member' means each Member of the Senate and

the House of Representatives, the Resident Commissioner from Puerto

Rico, the Delegates from the District of Columbia, Guam, Virgin

Islands, and American Samoa, and the Vice President.''

SALARY INCREASES

2003 - Ex. Ord. No. 13282, Dec. 31, 2002, 68 F.R. 1133, set out

as a note under section 5332 of Title 5, Government Organization

and Employees, provided for the adjustment of pay rates effective

Jan. 1, 2003.

2002 - Ex. Ord. No. 13249, Dec. 28, 2001, 67 F.R. 639, which

provided for the adjustment of pay rates effective Jan. 1, 2002,

was superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13282, Dec. 31, 2002, 68 F.R. 1133,

set out as a note under section 5332 of Title 5.

2001 - Ex. Ord. No. 13182, Dec. 23, 2000, 65 F.R. 82879, 66 F.R.

10057, which provided for the adjustment of pay rates effective

Jan. 1, 2001, was superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13249, Dec. 28, 2001,

67 F.R. 639, formerly set out as a note under section 5332 of Title

5.

2000 - Ex. Ord. No. 13144, Dec. 21, 1999, 64 F.R. 72237, which

provided for the adjustment of pay rates effective Jan. 1, 2000,

was superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13182, Dec. 23, 2000, 65 F.R. 82879,

formerly set out as a note under section 5332 of Title 5.

1999 - Ex. Ord. No. 13106, Dec. 7, 1998, 63 F.R. 68151, which

provided for the adjustment of pay rates effective Jan. 1, 1999,

was substantially superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13144, Dec. 21, 1999,

64 F.R. 72237, formerly set out as a note under section 5332 of

Title 5.

1998 - Ex. Ord. No. 13071, Dec. 29, 1997, 62 F.R. 68521, which

provided for the adjustment of pay rates effective Jan. 1, 1998,

was superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13106, Dec. 7, 1998, 63 F.R. 68151,

formerly set out as a note under section 5332 of Title 5.

1997 - Ex. Ord. No. 13033, Dec. 27, 1996, 61 F.R. 68987, which

provided for the adjustment of pay rates effective Jan. 1, 1997,

was superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13071, Dec. 29, 1997, 62 F.R. 68521,

formerly set out as a note under section 5332 of Title 5.

1996 - Ex. Ord. No. 12984, Dec. 28, 1995, 61 F.R. 237, which

provided for the adjustment of pay rates effective Jan. 1, 1996,

was superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 13033, Dec. 27, 1996, 61 F.R. 68987,

formerly set out as a note under section 5332 of Title 5.

1995 - Ex. Ord. No. 12944, Dec. 28, 1994, 60 F.R. 309, which

provided for the adjustment of pay rates effective Jan. 1, 1995,

was superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12984, Dec. 28, 1995, 61 F.R. 237,

formerly set out as a note under section 5332 of Title 5.

1994 - Pub. L. 103-6, Sec. 7, Mar. 4, 1993, 107 Stat. 35,

provided that:

''(a) Cost of Living Adjustment. - Notwithstanding section

601(a)(2) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 U.S.C.

31(2)), the cost of living adjustment (relating to pay for Members

of Congress) which would become effective under such provision of

law during calendar year 1994 shall not take effect.

''(b) Severability. - If any provision of this Act (enacting

provisions set out as notes under sections 1 and 3304 of Title 26,

Internal Revenue Code, and section 352 of Title 45, Railroads, and

amending provisions set out as notes under section 3304 of Title 26

and section 352 of Title 45), or an amendment made by this Act, or

the application of such provision to any person or circumstance, is

held to be invalid, the remainder of this Act, or an amendment made

by this Act, or the application of such provision to other persons

or circumstances, shall not be affected.''

1993 - Ex. Ord. No. 12826, Dec. 30, 1992, 57 F.R. 62909, which

provided for the adjustment of pay rates effective Jan. 1, 1993,

was superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12944, Dec. 28, 1994, 60 F.R. 309,

formerly set out as a note under section 5332 of Title 5,

Government Organization and Employees.

1992 - Ex. Ord. No. 12786, Dec. 26, 1991, 56 F.R. 67453, which

provided for the adjustment of pay rates effective Jan. 1, 1992,

was superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12826, Dec. 30, 1992, 57 F.R. 62909,

formerly set out as a note under section 5332 of Title 5.

1991 - Ex. Ord. No. 12736, Dec. 12, 1990, 55 F.R. 51385, which

provided for the adjustment of pay rates effective Jan. 1, 1991,

was superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12786, Dec. 26, 1991, 56 F.R. 67453,

formerly set out as a note under section 5332 of Title 5.

1990 - Ex. Ord. No. 12698, Dec. 23, 1989, 54 F.R. 53473, which

provided for adjustments of pay rates effective Jan. 1, 1990, and

Jan. 31, 1990, was superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12736, Dec. 12, 1990,

55 F.R. 51385, formerly set out as a note under section 5332 of

Title 5.

1989 - Pub. L. 101-194, title VII, Sec. 703(a)(2), Nov. 30, 1989,

103 Stat. 1768, set out as a note under section 5318 of Title 5,

provided that effective Jan. 1, 1991, the rate of basic pay for the

offices and positions under 2 U.S.C. 356(A) and (B) shall be

increased in the amount of 25 percent of their respective rates (as

last in effect before the increase), except that this shall not

affect the rate of basic pay for a Senator, the President pro

tempore of the Senate, or the majority leader or the minority

leader of the Senate.

Ex. Ord. No. 12663, Jan. 6, 1989, 54 F.R. 791, which provided for

the adjustment of pay rates effective Jan. 1, 1989, was superseded

by Ex. Ord. No. 12698, Dec. 23, 1989, 54 F.R. 53473, formerly set

out as a note under section 5332 of Title 5.

1988 - Ex. Ord. No. 12622, Dec. 31, 1987, 53 F.R. 222, which

provided for the adjustment of pay rates effective Jan. 1, 1988,

was superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12663, Jan. 6, 1989, 54 F.R. 791,

formerly set out as a note under section 5332 of Title 5.

1987 - Salary of Speaker of House of Representatives increased to

$115,000 per annum; salaries of President pro tempore of Senate,

majority leader and minority leader of Senate, and majority leader

and minority leader of House of Representatives increased to

$99,500 per annum; and salaries of Senators, Members of House of

Representatives, Delegates to House of Representatives, and

Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico increased to $89,500 per

annum, on recommendation of the President of the United States,

effective Mar. 1, 1987, set out as a note under section 358 of this

title.

Ex. Ord. No. 12578, Dec. 31, 1986, 52 F.R. 505, which provided

for the adjustment of pay rates effective Jan. 1, 1987, was

superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12622, Dec. 31, 1987, 53 F.R. 222,

formerly set out as a note under section 5332 of Title 5,

Government Organization and Employees.

1985 - Ex. Ord. No. 12496, Dec. 28, 1984, 50 F.R. 211, as amended

by Ex. Ord. No. 12540, Dec. 30, 1985, 51 F.R. 577, which provided

for the adjustment of pay rates effective Jan. 1, 1985, was

superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12578, Dec. 31, 1986, 52 F.R. 505,

formerly set out as a note under section 5332 of Title 5.

1984 - Ex. Ord. No. 12456, Dec. 30, 1983, 49 F.R. 347, as amended

by Ex. Ord. No. 12477, May 23, 1984, 49 F.R. 22041; Ex. Ord. No.

12487, Sept. 14, 1984, 49 F.R. 36493, which provided for the

adjustment of pay rates effective Jan. 1, 1984, was superseded by

Ex. Ord. No. 12496, Dec. 28, 1984, 50 F.R. 211, as amended by Ex.

Ord. No. 12540, Dec. 30, 1985, 51 F.R. 577, formerly set out as a

note under section 5332 of Title 5.

1983 - Pub. L. 98-63, title I, Sec. 908(d), (f), July 30, 1983,

97 Stat. 338, which provided that, effective with respect to

service as a Member performed on or after July 1, 1983, and

notwithstanding any other provision of law, in the case of a Member

serving in office or position of Senator, President pro tempore of

Senate, Majority Leader of Senate, or Minority Leader of Senate

during a calendar year, the annual rate of pay paid to such Member

for such service would not be less than the annual rate of pay

payable for such position on Dec. 17, 1982, increased by 15 percent

and rounded in accordance with section 5318 of Title 5, was

repealed by Pub. L. 102-90, title I, Sec. 6(c), Aug. 14, 1991, 105

Stat. 451.

1982 - Ex. Ord. No. 12387, Oct. 8, 1982, 47 F.R. 44981, which

provided for the adjustment of pay rates effective Oct. 1, 1982,

was superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12456, Dec. 30, 1983, 49 F.R. 347,

as amended by Ex. Ord. No. 12477, May 23, 1984, 49 F.R. 22041; Ex.

Ord. No. 12487, Sept. 14, 1984, 49 F.R. 36493, formerly set out as

a note under section 5332 of Title 5.

Maximum rates payable after Dec. 17, 1982, increased from

$60,662.50, $68,575.00, and $79,125.00 to $69,800.00, $78,900.00,

and $91,000.00, respectively, except for Senators, see Pub. L.

97-377, title I, Sec. 129(b)-(d), Dec. 21, 1982, 96 Stat. 1914, set

out as a note under section 5318 of Title 5.

Limitations on use of funds for fiscal year ending Sept. 30,

1983, appropriated by any Act to pay the salary or pay of any

individual in legislative, executive, or judicial branch in

position equal to or above level V of the Executive Schedule, see

section 101(e) of Pub. L. 97-276, as amended, set out as a note

under section 5318 of Title 5.

1981 - Ex. Ord. No. 12330, Oct. 15, 1981, 46 F.R. 50921, which

provided for the adjustment of pay rates effective Oct. 1, 1981,

was superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12387, Oct. 8, 1982, 47 F.R. 44981,

formerly set out as a note under section 5332 of Title 5.

Limitations on use of funds for fiscal year ending Sept. 30,

1982, appropriated by any Act to pay the salary or pay of any

individual in legislative, executive, or judicial branch in

position equal to or above level V of the Executive Schedule, see

sections 101(g) and 141 of Pub. L. 97-92, set out as a note under

section 5318 of Title 5.

1980 - Ex. Ord. No. 12248, Oct. 16, 1980, 45 F.R. 69199, which

provided for the adjustment of pay rates effective Oct. 1, 1980,

was superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12330, Oct. 15, 1981, 46 F.R. 50921,

formerly set out as a note under section 5332 of Title 5.

Limitations on use of funds for fiscal year ending Sept. 30,

1981, appropriated by any Act to pay the salary or pay of any

individual in legislative, executive, or judicial branch in

position equal to or above Level V of the Executive Schedule, see

section 101(c) of Pub. L. 96-536, as amended, set out as a note

under section 5318 of Title 5.

1979 - Ex. Ord. No. 12165, Oct. 9, 1979, 44 F.R. 58761, as

amended by Ex. Ord. No. 12200, Mar. 12, 1980, 45 F.R. 16443, which

provided for the adjustment of pay rates effective Oct. 1, 1979,

was superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12248, Oct. 16, 1980, 45 F.R. 69199,

formerly set out as a note under section 5332 of Title 5.

Applicability to funds appropriated by any Act for fiscal year

ending Sept. 30, 1980, of limitation of section 304 of Pub. L.

95-391 on use of funds to pay the salary or pay of any individual

in legislative, executive, or judicial branch in position equal to

or above Level V of the Executive Schedule, see section 101 of Pub.

L. 96-86, set out as a note under section 5318 of Title 5.

1978 - Ex. Ord. No. 12087, Oct. 7, 1978, 43 F.R. 46823, which

provided for the adjustment of pay rates effective Oct. 1, 1978,

was superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12165, Oct. 9, 1979, 44 F.R. 58671,

formerly set out as a note under section 5332 of Title 5.

Limitations on use of funds for fiscal year ending Sept. 30,

1979, appropriated by any Act to pay the salary or pay of any

individual in legislative, executive, or judicial branch in

position equal or above Level V of the Executive Schedule, see

section 304 of Pub. L. 95-391 and section 613 of Pub. L. 95-429,

set out as a note under section 5318 of Title 5.

1977 - Salary of Speaker of House of Representatives increased to

$75,000 per annum; salaries of President pro tempore of Senate,

majority leader and minority leader of Senate, and majority leader

and minority leader of House of Representatives increased to

$65,000 per annum; and salaries of Senators, Members of House of

Representatives, Delegate to House of Representatives and Resident

Commissioner from Puerto Rico increased to $57,500 per annum, on

recommendation of the President of the United States effective at

the beginning of the first pay period beginning after the 30th day

following Jan. 17, 1977, set out as a note under section 358 of

this title.

Pub. L. 95-66, Sec. 1(2), July 11, 1977, 91 Stat. 270, set out as

a note under section 5318 of Title 5, Government Organization and

Employees, provided that the first adjustment which, but for the

enactment of Pub. L. 95-66, would have been made in the annual rate

of pay for Members of Congress under paragraph (2) of this section

after July 11, 1977, would not take effect.

1976 - Ex. Ord. No. 11941, Oct. 1, 1976, 41 F.R. 43899, as

amended by Ex. Ord. No. 11943, Oct. 25, 1976, 41 F.R. 47213, which

provided for the adjustment of pay rates effective Oct. 1, 1976,

was superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 12010, Sept. 28, 1977, 42 F.R.

52365, formerly set out as a note under section 5332 of Title 5.

1975 - Ex. Ord. No. 11883, Oct. 6, 1975, 40 F.R. 47091, which

provided for the adjustment of pay rates effective Oct. 1, 1975,

was superseded by Ex. Ord. No. 11941, Oct. 1, 1976, 41 F.R. 43899,

as amended by Ex. Ord. No. 11943, Oct. 25, 1976, 41 F.R. 47213,

formerly set out as a note under section 5332 of Title 5.

1969 - Salaries of Senators, Members of House of Representatives,

and Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico increased to $42,500, on

recommendation of the President of the United States, effective at

beginning of first pay period beginning after the 30th day

following Jan. 15, 1969, set out as a note under section 358 of

this title.

COMMISSION ON JUDICIAL AND CONGRESSIONAL SALARIES

Act Aug. 7, 1953, ch. 353, 67 Stat. 485, which established a

Commission to determine appropriate rates of salaries for justices

and judges of courts of United States and for Vice President,

Speaker of House of Representatives, and Members of Congress, was

repealed by Pub. L. 89-554, Sec. 8(a), Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 657.

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-HEAD-

Sec. 31-1. Repealed. Pub. L. 102-90, title I, Sec. 6(c), Aug. 14,

1991, 105 Stat. 451

-MISC1-

Section, Pub. L. 98-63, title I, Sec. 908(a)-(c), July 30, 1983,

97 Stat. 337, 338; Pub. L. 99-190, Sec. 137, Dec. 19, 1985, 99

Stat. 1323; Pub. L. 101-194, title VI, Sec. 601(b)(2), title XI,

Sec. 1101(b), Nov. 30, 1989, 103 Stat. 1762, 1782; Pub. L. 101-280,

Sec. 7(b)(2)((d)(2)), May 4, 1990, 104 Stat. 161, related to

maximum amount of honoraria which could be accepted by Members of

Congress.

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-HEAD-

Sec. 31-2. Gifts and travel

-STATUTE-

(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 calendar year aggregating more

than the minimal value as established by section 7342(a)(5) of

title 5 or $250, whichever is greater (FOOTNOTE 1) from any person,

organization, or corporation unless, in an unusual case, a waiver

is granted by the Select Committee on Ethics.

(FOOTNOTE 1) So in original. Probably should be followed by a

comma.

(2) The prohibitions of this subsection do not apply to gifts -

(A) from relatives;

(B) with a value of $100 or less, as adjusted under section

102(a)(2)(A) of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978; or

(C) of personal hospitality of an individual.

(3) For purposes of this subsection -

(A) the term ''gift'' means a payment, subscription, advance,

forbearance, rendering, or deposit of money, services, or

anything of value, including food, lodging, transportation, or

entertainment, and reimbursement for other than necessary

expenses, unless consideration of equal or greater value is

received, but does not include (1) a political contribution

otherwise reported as required by law, (2) a loan made in a

commercially reasonable manner (including requirements that the

loan be repaid and that a reasonable rate of interest be paid),

(3) a bequest, inheritance, or other transfer at death, (4) a

bona fide award presented in recognition of public service and

available to the general public, (5) a reception at which the

Member, officer, or employee is to be honored, provided such

individual receives no other gifts that exceed the restrictions

in this rule, other than a suitable memento, (6) meals or

beverages consumed or enjoyed, provided the meals or beverages

are not consumed or enjoyed in connection with a gift of

overnight lodging, or (7) anything of value given to a spouse or

dependent of a reporting individual by the employer of such

spouse or dependent in recognition of the service provided by

such spouse or dependent; and

(B) the term ''relative'' has the same meaning given to such

term in section 107(2) of title I of the Ethics in Government Act

of 1978 (Public Law 95-521). (FOOTNOTE 2)

(FOOTNOTE 2) See References in Text note below.

(4) If a Member, officer, or employee, after exercising

reasonable diligence to obtain the information necessary to comply

with this rule, unknowingly accepts a gift described in paragraph

(1) such Member, officer, or employee shall, upon learning of the

nature of the gift and its source, return the gift or, if it is not

possible to return the gift, reimburse the donor for the value of

the gift.

(5)(A) Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection, a

Member, officer, or employee of the Senate may participate in a

program, the principal objective of which is educational, sponsored

by a foreign government or a foreign educational or charitable

organization involving travel to a foreign country paid for by that

foreign government or organization if such participation is not in

violation of any law and if the select (FOOTNOTE 3) Committee on

Ethics has determined that participation in such program by

Members, officers, or employees of the Senate is in the interests

of the Senate and the United States.

(FOOTNOTE 3) So in original. Probably should be capitalized.

(B) Any Member who accepts an invitation to participate in any

such program shall notify the Select Committee in writing of his

acceptance. A Member shall also notify the Select Committee in

writing whenever he has permitted any officer or employee whom he

supervises to participate in any such program. The chairman of the

Select Committee shall place in the Congressional Record a list of

all individuals, (FOOTNOTE 4) participating, the supervisors of

such individuals where applicable; (FOOTNOTE 5) and the nature and

itinerary of such program.

(FOOTNOTE 4) So in original. The comma probably should not

appear.

(FOOTNOTE 5) So in original. The semicolon probably should be a

comma.

(C) No Member, officer, or employee may accept funds in

connection with participation in a program permitted under

subparagraph (A) if such funds are not used for necessary food,

lodging, transportation, and related expenses of the Member,

officer, or employee.

(b) Limits on domestic and foreign travel by Members and staff of

Senate

The term ''necessary expenses'', with respect to limits on

domestic and foreign travel by Members and staff of the Senate,

means reasonable expenses for food, lodging, or transportation

which are incurred by a Member, officer, or employee of the Senate

in connection with services provided to (or participation in an

event sponsored by) the organization which provides reimbursement

for such expenses or which provides the food, lodging, or

transportation directly. Necessary expenses do not include the

provision of food, lodging, or transportation, or the payment for

such expenses, for a continuous period in excess of 3 days

exclusive of travel time within the United States or 7 days

exclusive of travel time outside of the United States unless such

travel is approved by the Committee on Ethics as necessary for

participation in a conference, seminar, meeting or similar matter.

Necessary expenses do not include the provision of food, lodging,

or transportation, or the payment for such expenses, for anyone

accompanying a Member, officer, or employee of the Senate, other

than the spouse or child of such Member, officer, or employee of

the Senate or one Senate employee acting as an aide to a Member.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 101-194, title IX, Sec. 901, Nov. 30, 1989, 103 Stat.

1778; Pub. L. 101-280, Sec. 8, May 4, 1990, 104 Stat. 162; Pub. L.

102-90, title III, Sec. 314(c), Aug. 14, 1991, 105 Stat. 470.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

Section 102(a)(2)(A) of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978,

referred to in subsec. (a)(2)(B), is section 102(a)(2)(A) of title

I of Pub. L. 95-521, as amended. Section 102 was classified to

section 702 of this title prior to the general amendment of title I

of Pub. L. 95-521 by Pub. L. 101-194, title II, Sec. 202, Nov. 30,

1989, 103 Stat. 1724. Title I of Pub. L. 95-521, as so amended, is

set out in the Appendix to Title 5, Government Organization and

Employees.

Section 107(2) of title I of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978

(Public Law 95-521), referred to in subsec. (a)(3)(B), was

classified to section 707(2) of this title prior to the general

amendment of title I of Pub. L. 95-521 by Pub. L. 101-194, title

II, Sec. 202, Nov. 30, 1989, 103 Stat. 1724. Title I of Pub. L.

95-521, as so amended, is set out in the Appendix to Title 5, and

the definition of ''relative'' is contained in section 109(16) of

Pub. L. 95-521.

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AMENDMENTS

1991 - Subsec. (a)(1). Pub. L. 102-90, Sec. 314(c)(1)-(3),

redesignated par. (2) as (1), substituted ''in any calendar year

aggregating more than the minimal value as established by section

7342(a)(5) of title 5 or $250, whichever is greater'' for ''having

an aggregate value exceeding $300 during a calendar year'', and

struck out former par. (1) which read as follows: ''No Member,

officer, or employee of the Senate, or the spouse or dependent

thereof, shall knowingly accept, directly or indirectly, any gift

or gifts having an aggregate value exceeding $100 during a calendar

year directly or indirectly from any person, organization, or

corporation having a direct interest in legislation before the

Congress or from any foreign national unless, in an unusual case, a

waiver is granted by the Select Committee on Ethics.''

Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 102-90, Sec. 314(c)(2), (4), redesignated

par. (5) as (2) and, in subpar. (B), substituted ''$100 or less, as

adjusted under section 102(a)(2)(A) of the Ethics in Government Act

of 1978'' for ''less than $75''. Former par. (2) redesignated (1).

Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 102-90, Sec. 314(c)(5), redesignated

subpars. (B) and (C) as (A) and (B), respectively, and struck out

former subpar. (A) which read as follows: ''the term 'foreign

national' means a person acting directly or indirectly on behalf of

a foreign corporation, partnership, or business enterprise, a

foreign trade, cultural, educational, or other association, a

foreign political party, or a foreign government;''.

Pub. L. 102-90, Sec. 314(c)(1), (2), redesignated par. (6) as (3)

and struck out former par. (3) which read as follows: ''In

determining the aggregate value of any gift or gifts accepted by an

individual during a calendar year from any person, organization, or

corporation, there may be deducted the aggregate value of gifts

(other than gifts described in paragraph (5)) given by such

individual to such person, organization, or corporation during that

calendar year.''

Subsec. (a)(4). Pub. L. 102-90, Sec. 314(c)(1), (2), redesignated

par. (7) as (4) and struck out former par. (4) which read as

follows: ''For purposes of this subsection, only the following

shall be deemed to have a direct interest in legislation before the

Congress:

''(A) a person, organization, or corporation registered under

the Federal Regulation of Lobbying Act of 1946, or any successor

statute, a person who is an officer or director of such a

registered lobbyist, or a person who has been employed or

retained by such a registered lobbyist for the purpose of

influencing legislation before the Congress; or

''(B) a corporation, labor organization, or other organization

which maintains a separate segregated fund for political purposes

(within the meaning of section 441b of this title), a person who

is an officer or director of such corporation, labor

organization, or other organization, or a person who has been

employed or retained by such corporation, labor organization, or

other organization for the purpose of influencing legislation

before the Congress.''

Subsec. (a)(5) to (8). Pub. L. 102-90, Sec. 314(c)(2),

redesignated pars. (5) to (8) as (2) to (5), respectively.

1990 - Subsec. (a)(5)(D). Pub. L. 101-280, Sec. 8(1)(A), struck

out subpar. (D) which read as follows: ''from an individual who is

a foreign national if that individual is not acting; directly or

indirectly, on behalf of a foreign corporation, partnership or

business enterprise, a foreign trade, cultural, educational or

other association, a foreign political party or a foreign

government.''

Subsec. (a)(6)(A) to (C). Pub. L. 101-280, Sec. 8(1)(B), added

subpar. (A) and redesignated former subpars. (A) and (B) as (B) and

(C), respectively.

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 101-280, Sec. 8(2), substituted ''or child

of such Member'' for ''of a Member'' and struck out ''(and 2

nights)'' after ''of 3 days'' and ''(and 6 nights)'' after ''or 7

days''.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1991 AMENDMENT

Section 314(g) of Pub. L. 102-90, as amended by Pub. L. 102-378,

Sec. 4(c), Oct. 2, 1992, 106 Stat. 1358, provided that:

''(1) The amendments made by subsections (b) through (f)

(amending this section, section 505 of the Ethics in Government Act

of 1978, Pub. L. 95-521, set out in the Appendix to Title 5,

Government Organization and Employees, and section 7701 of Title

26, Internal Revenue Code) shall take effect on January 1, 1992.

''(2) The amendment made by subsection (a) (amending section 102

of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, Pub. L. 95-521, set out in

the Appendix to Title 5) shall take effect on January 1, 1993.''

(Amendment by Pub. L. 102-378 to section 314(g) of Pub. L.

102-90, set out above, effective Dec. 31, 1991, see section 9(b)(1)

of Pub. L. 102-378, set out as an Effective Date of 1992 Amendment

note under section 6303 of Title 5.)

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-HEAD-

Sec. 31a. Repealed. Mar. 2, 1955, ch. 9, Sec. 4(b), 69 Stat. 11,

eff. Mar. 1, 1955

-MISC1-

Section, acts Aug. 2, 1946, ch. 753, title VI, Sec. 601(b), 60

Stat. 850; Oct. 20, 1951, ch. 521, title VI, Sec. 619(d), 65 Stat.

570, related to expense allowance for Senators, Representatives,

Delegates, and Resident Commissioner.

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-HEAD-

Sec. 31a-1. Expense allowance of Majority and Minority Leaders of

Senate; expense allowance of Majority and Minority Whips;

methods of payment; taxability

-STATUTE-

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 for each leader:

Provided, That, effective with the fiscal year 1983 and each fiscal

year thereafter, the expense allowance of the Majority and Minority

Whips of the Senate shall not exceed $5,000 each fiscal year for

each Whip: Provided further, That, during the period beginning on

January 3, 1977, and ending September 30, 1977, and during each

fiscal year thereafter, the Vice President, the Majority Leader,

the Minority Leader, the Majority Whip, and the Minority Whip may

receive the expense allowance (a) as reimbursement for actual

expenses incurred upon certification and documentation of such

expenses by the Vice President, the respective Leader or the

respective Whip, or (b) in equal monthly payments: Provided

further, That effective January 3, 1977, the amounts paid to the

Vice President, the Majority or Minority Leader of the Senate, or

the Majority or Minority Whip of the Senate as reimbursement of

actual expenses incurred upon certification and documentation

pursuant to the second proviso of this section shall not be

reported as income, and the expenses so reimbursed shall not be

allowed as a deduction, under title 26.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 95-26, title I, May 4, 1977, 91 Stat. 79; Pub. L. 95-94,

title I, Sec. 109, Aug. 5, 1977, 91 Stat. 661; Pub. L. 95-355,

title I, Sept. 8, 1978, 92 Stat. 532; Pub. L. 98-63, title I, Sec.

101, July 30, 1983, 97 Stat. 333; Pub. L. 99-514, Sec. 2, Oct. 22,

1986, 100 Stat. 2095.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section is based on the three provisos in paragraph under heading

''Expense Allowances of the Vice President, Majority and Minority

Leaders and Majority and Minority Whips'' in the appropriation for

the Senate in the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1977 (Pub. L.

95-26), and section 109 of the Congressional Operations

Appropriation Act, 1978, which is title I of the Legislative Branch

Appropriation Act, 1978 (Pub. L. 95-94), and subsequent acts cited

in the credits to this section.

-MISC3-

AMENDMENTS

1986 - Pub. L. 99-514 substituted ''Internal Revenue Code of

1986'' for ''Internal Revenue Code of 1954'', which for purposes of

codification was translated as ''title 26'' thus requiring no

change in text.

1983 - Pub. L. 98-63 substituted provisions increasing allowances

for each Whip to $5,000 each fiscal year, effective fiscal year

1983 and each fiscal year thereafter, for provisions authorizing

not to exceed $2,500 each fiscal year for each Whip, effective Apr.

1, 1977.

1978 - Pub. L. 95-355 substituted provisions increasing

allowances for each leader to $10,000 each fiscal year, effective

fiscal year 1978 and each fiscal year thereafter, for provisions

authorizing not to exceed $5,000 each fiscal year for each leader,

effective with fiscal year 1977 and each fiscal year thereafter.

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-HEAD-

Sec. 31a-2. Representation Allowance Account for Majority and

Minority Leaders of Senate

-STATUTE-

(a) Establishment; purpose

There is hereby established an account, within the Senate, to be

known as the ''Representation Allowance Account for the Majority

and Minority Leaders''. Such Allowance Account shall be used by the

Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate to assist them properly

to discharge their appropriate responsibilities in the United

States to members of foreign legislative bodies and prominent

officials of foreign governments and intergovernmental

organizations.

(b) Payments; allotment; reimbursement for actual expenses;

taxability

Payments authorized to be made under this section shall be paid

by the Secretary of the Senate. Of the funds available for

expenditure from such Allowance Account for any fiscal year,

one-half shall be allotted to the Majority Leader and one-half

shall be allotted to the Minority Leader. Amounts paid from such

Allowance Account to the Majority or Minority Leader shall be paid

to him from his allotment and shall be paid to him only as

reimbursement for actual expenses incurred by him and upon

certification and documentation of such expenses. Amounts paid to

the Majority or Minority Leader pursuant to this section shall not

be reported as income and shall not be allowed as a deduction under

title 26.

(c) Authorization of appropriations

There are authorized to be appropriated for each fiscal year

(commencing with the fiscal year ending September 30, 1985) not

more than $20,000 to the Allowance Account established by this

section.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 99-88, title I, Sec. 197, Aug. 15, 1985, 99 Stat. 350.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section is from the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1985.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 31a-2a of this title.

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Sec. 31a-2a. Transfer of funds from representation allowance of

Majority and Minority Leaders of Senate to expense allowance;

availability; definitions

-STATUTE-

(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 the Leader's

Representation Allowance (as defined in subsection (b)(1) of this

section) for any fiscal year (commencing with the fiscal year

ending September 30, 1985) to such Leader's Expense Allowance (as

defined in subsection (b)(2) of this section) to such year such

amount as is specified in the request. Any funds so transferred

for any fiscal year at the request of either such Leader shall be

available to such Leader for such year for the same purposes as,

and in like manner and subject to the same conditions as, are other

funds which are available to him for such year as his expense

allowance as Majority or Minority Leader.

(b)(1) The term ''Leader's Representation Allowance'' means the

Representation Allowance Account for the Majority and Minority

Leaders established by section 31a-2 of this title.

(2) The term ''Leader's Expense Allowance'', when used in

reference to the Majority or Minority Leader of the Senate, refers

to the moneys available, for any fiscal year, to such Leader as an

expense allowance and the appropriation account from which such

moneys are funded.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 100-71, title I, Sec. 1, July 11, 1987, 101 Stat. 422.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section is from the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1987.

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-HEAD-

Sec. 31a-2b. Transfer of funds from appropriations account of

Majority and Minority Leaders of Senate to appropriations

account, Miscellaneous Items, within Senate contingent fund

-STATUTE-

(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 the appropriations account appropriated under the

headings ''Salaries, Officers and Employees'' and ''Offices of the

Majority and Minority Leaders'', such amount as either Leader shall

specify to the appropriations account, within the contingent fund

of the Senate, ''Miscellaneous Items''.

(b) Authority to incur expenses

The Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate are each

authorized to incur such expenses as may be necessary or

appropriate. Expenses incurred by either such leader shall be paid

from the amount transferred pursuant to subsection (a) of this

section by such leader and upon vouchers approved by such leader.

(c) Authority to advance sums

The Secretary of the Senate is authorized to advance such sums as

may be necessary to defray expenses incurred in carrying out

subsections (a) and (b) of this section.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 102-27, title II, Apr. 10, 1991, 105 Stat. 144.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section is from the Dire Emergency Supplemental Appropriations

for Consequences of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Food

Stamps, Unemployment Compensation Administration, Veterans

Compensation and Pensions, and Other Urgent Needs Act of 1991.

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-HEAD-

Sec. 31a-2c. Transfer of funds from appropriations account of

Majority and Minority Whips of Senate to appropriations

account, Miscellaneous Items, within Senate contingent fund

-STATUTE-

(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 the appropriations account appropriated under the

headings ''Salaries, Officers and Employees'' and ''offices of the

majority and minority whips'', such amount as either whip shall

specify to the appropriations account, within the contingent fund

of the Senate, ''miscellaneous items''.

(b) Authority to incur expenses

The Majority and Minority Whips of the Senate are each authorized

to incur such expenses as may be necessary or appropriate.

Expenses incurred by either such whip shall be paid from the amount

transferred pursuant to subsection (a) of this section by such whip

and upon vouchers approved by such whip.

(c) Authority to advance sums

The Secretary of the Senate is authorized to advance such sums as

may be necessary to defray expenses incurred in carrying out

subsections (a) and (b) of this section.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 105-55, title I, Sec. 2, Oct. 7, 1997, 111 Stat. 1180.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section is from the Congressional Operations Appropriations Act,

1998, which is title I of the Legislative Branch Appropriations

Act, 1998.

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2 USC Sec. 31a-3 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 3 - COMPENSATION AND ALLOWANCES OF MEMBERS

-HEAD-

Sec. 31a-3. Expense allowance for Chairmen of Majority and Minority

Conference Committees of Senate; method of payment; taxability

-STATUTE-

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 Minority Conference

Committees which shall not exceed $3,000 each fiscal year for each

such Chairman; and amounts from such allowance shall be paid to

either of such Chairmen only as reimbursement for actual expenses

incurred by him and upon certification and documentation of such

expenses, and amounts so paid shall not be reported as income and

shall not be allowed as a deduction under title 26.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 99-88, title I, Aug. 15, 1985, 99 Stat. 348.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section is from the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1985.

-CITE-

2 USC Sec. 31a-4 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 3 - COMPENSATION AND ALLOWANCES OF MEMBERS

-HEAD-

Sec. 31a-4. Expense allowance for Chairmen of Majority and Minority

Policy Committees of Senate; method of payment; taxability

-STATUTE-

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 Policy Committees which

shall not exceed $3,000 each fiscal year for each such Chairman;

and amounts from such allowance shall be paid to either of such

Chairmen only as reimbursement for actual expenses incurred by him

and upon certification and documentation of such expenses, and

amounts so paid shall not be reported as income and shall not be

allowed as a deduction under title 26.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 106-554, Sec. 1(a)(2) (title I, Sec. 5), Dec. 21, 2000,

114 Stat. 2763, 2763A-97.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section is from the Congressional Operations Appropriations Act,

2001, which is title I of the Legislative Branch Appropriations

Act, 2001.

-CITE-

2 USC Sec. 31b 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 3 - COMPENSATION AND ALLOWANCES OF MEMBERS

-HEAD-

Sec. 31b. Expense allowance of Speaker of House of Representatives

-STATUTE-

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 to or

resulting from the discharge of his official duties, for which no

accounting, other than for income tax purposes, shall be made by

him.

-SOURCE-

(Jan. 19, 1949, ch. 2, Sec. 1(e), 63 Stat. 4; Oct. 20, 1951, ch.

521, title VI, Sec. 619(c), 65 Stat. 570; Pub. L. 104-186, title

II, Sec. 203(1), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1725.)

-MISC1-

AMENDMENTS

1996 - Pub. L. 104-186 struck out ''(which shall be in lieu of

the allowance provided by section 601(b) of the Legislative

Reorganization Act of 1946, as amended)'' after ''per annum''.

1951 - Act Oct. 20, 1951, made Speaker's expense allowance

taxable.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1951 AMENDMENT

Amendment by act Oct. 20, 1951, effective at noon, Jan. 3, 1953,

see section 619(e) of act Oct. 20, 1951, set out as a note under

section 102 of Title 3, The President.

EFFECTIVE DATE

Section effective at noon, Jan. 20, 1949, see section 3 of act

Jan. 19, 1949.

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2 USC Sec. 31b-1 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 3 - COMPENSATION AND ALLOWANCES OF MEMBERS

-HEAD-

Sec. 31b-1. Former Speakers of House of Representatives; retention

of office, furniture, etc., in Congressional district following

expiration of term as Representative; exceptions

-STATUTE-

(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

determines there is need therefor, commencing at the expiration of

his term of office as a Representative in Congress the complete and

exclusive use of one office selected by him in order to facilitate

the administration, settlement, and conclusion of matters

pertaining to or arising out of his incumbency in office as a

Representative in Congress and as Speaker of the House of

Representatives. Such office shall be located in the United States

and shall be furnished and maintained by the Government in a

condition appropriate for his use.

(b) Sections 31b-1 to 31b-7 of this title shall not apply with

respect to any former Speaker of the House of Representatives for

any period during which such former Speaker holds an appointive or

elective office or position in or under the Federal Government or

the government of the District of Columbia to which is attached a

rate of pay other than a nominal rate or to any former Speaker

separated from the service by reason of expulsion from the House.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 91-665, ch. VIII, Jan. 8, 1971, 84 Stat. 1989; Pub. L.

93-532, Sec. 1, Dec. 22, 1974, 88 Stat. 1723; Pub. L. 99-225, Dec.

28, 1985, 99 Stat. 1743.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Subsection (a) of this section is based on section 1 of House

Resolution No. 1238, Ninety-first Congress, Dec. 23, 1970, which

was enacted into permanent law by Pub. L. 91-665.

Subsection (b) of this section is based on section 1(b) of Pub.

L. 93-532.

As originally enacted into permanent law, section applied to

Speaker of House of Representatives in 91st Congress and has been

extended to apply to each former Speaker of House of

Representatives. See section 1(a) of Pub. L. 93-532, set out as a

note under this section.

-MISC3-

AMENDMENTS

1985 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 99-225 substituted ''one office

selected by him in order to facilitate the administration,

settlement, and conclusion of matters pertaining to or arising out

of his incumbency in office as a Representative in Congress and as

Speaker of the House of Representatives. Such office shall be

located in the United States and shall be furnished and maintained

by the Government in a condition appropriate for his use'' for

''the Federal office space which is currently made available for

his use in the congressional district represented by him and which

shall be maintained by the Government in a condition appropriate

for his use as he may request, together with all furniture,

equipment, and furnishings currently made available by the

Government for his use in connection with such office space,

including any necessary replacements of such office furniture,

equipment, and furnishings, in order to facilitate the

administration, settlement, and conclusion of matters pertaining to

or arising out of his incumbency in office as a Representative in

Congress and as Speaker of the House of Representatives''.

EFFECTIVE DATE

Section 7 of House Resolution No. 1238, Ninety-first Congress,

Dec. 23, 1970, as enacted into permanent law by Pub. L. 91-665,

provided that: ''The foregoing provisions of this resolution

(enacting sections 31b-1 to 31b-6 of this title) shall become

effective on the date of the enactment of this resolution as

permanent law (Jan. 8, 1971).''

EXTENSION OF HOUSE RESOLUTION NO. 1238, 91ST CONGRESS, TO FORMER

SPEAKERS OF HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Section 1(a) of Pub. L. 93-532 provided that: ''The provisions of

H. Res. 1238, Ninety-first Congress, as enacted into permanent law

by the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1971 (84 Stat. 1989)

(enacting sections 31b-1 to 31b-6 of this title and provision set

out as a note under this section), are hereby extended to, and made

applicable with respect to, each former Speaker of the House of

Representatives, as long as he determines there is need therefor,

commencing at the expiration of his term of office as

Representative in Congress.''

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 31b-7 of this title.

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2 USC Sec. 31b-2 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 3 - COMPENSATION AND ALLOWANCES OF MEMBERS

-HEAD-

Sec. 31b-2. Allowance available to former Speaker for payment of

office and other expenses for administration, etc., of matters

pertaining to incumbency in office as Representative and

Speaker

-STATUTE-

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 at the

expiration of his term of office as a Representative in Congress,

an allowance equal to the Members' Representational Allowance (to

be paid in the same manner as such Allowance) for office and other

expenses incurred in connection with the administration,

settlement, and conclusion of matters pertaining to or arising out

of his incumbency in office as a Representative in Congress and as

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 91-665, ch. VIII, Jan. 8, 1971, 84 Stat. 1989; Pub. L.

93-532, Sec. 1(a), Dec. 22, 1974, 88 Stat. 1723; Pub. L. 99-151,

title I, Sec. 102(b), Nov. 13, 1985, 99 Stat. 797; Pub. L. 104-186,

title II, Sec. 203(2), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1725.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section is based on section 2 of House Resolution No. 1238,

Ninety-first Congress, Dec. 23, 1970, which was enacted into

permanent law by Pub. L. 91-665.

As originally enacted into permanent law, section applied to

Speaker of House of Representatives in 91st Congress and has been

extended to apply to each former Speaker of House of

Representatives. See section 1(a) of Pub. L. 93-532, set out as a

note under section 31b-1 of this title.

-MISC3-

AMENDMENTS

1996 - Pub. L. 104-186 substituted ''applicable accounts of the

House of Representatives'' for ''contingent fund of the House'' and

''Members' Representational Allowance'' for ''base allowance

component of the Official Expenses Allowance then currently in

effect for each Member of the House''.

1985 - Pub. L. 99-151 substituted ''have the contingent fund of

the House be available for payment of'' for ''reimbursement, from

the contingent fund of the House'' and ''an allowance equal to the

base allowance component of the Official Expenses Allowance then

currently in effect for each Member of the House (to be paid in the

same manner as such Allowance)'' for ''in the manner provided by

applicable provisions of the Legislative Appropriation Act, 1955,

as amended by the Act of June 13, 1957 (71 Stat. 82; Public Law

85-54), and by the provisions of House Resolution 831,

Eighty-eighth Congress, adopted August 14, 1964, enacted as

permanent law by section 103 of the Legislative Branch

Appropriation Act, 1966 (79 Stat. 281; Public Law 89-90; 2 U.S.C.

122a), in an aggregate quarterly amount equal to the aggregate

quarterly amount to which a Member of the House of Representatives

is entitled under such provisions of law as in effect on January 8,

1971, or as amended or supplemented after such date,''.

EFFECTIVE DATE

Section effective Jan. 8, 1971, see Effective Date note set out

under section 31b-1 of this title.

-CROSS-

CROSS REFERENCES

For establishment of Members' Representational Allowance, see

section 57b of this title.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 31b-1, 31b-7 of this

title.

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2 USC Sec. 31b-3 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 3 - COMPENSATION AND ALLOWANCES OF MEMBERS

-HEAD-

Sec. 31b-3. Repealed. Pub. L. 99-151, title I, Sec. 102(b), Nov.

13, 1985, 99 Stat. 797

-MISC1-

Section, based on H. Res. No. 1238, Sec. 3, Dec. 23, 1970,

enacted into permanent law by Pub. L. 91-665, ch. VIII, Jan. 8,

1971, 84 Stat. 1989; Pub. L. 93-532, Sec. 1(a), Dec. 22, 1974, 88

Stat. 1723, provided for reimbursement of former Speaker of House

for telephone service charges for administration, etc., of matters

pertaining to incumbency in office as Representative and Speaker.

-CITE-

2 USC Sec. 31b-4 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 3 - COMPENSATION AND ALLOWANCES OF MEMBERS

-HEAD-

Sec. 31b-4. Franked mail and printing privileges of former Speaker

-STATUTE-

(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 he determines

there is need therefor, commencing at the close of the period

specified in those sections following the expiration of his term of

office as a Representative in Congress. The postage on such mail,

including registry fees if registration is required, shall be paid

and credited as provided by section 3216(a) of title 39.

(b) For as long as he determines there is need therefor,

commencing at the expiration of his term of office as a

Representative in Congress, the Speaker shall be entitled to the

benefits afforded by section 733 of title 44.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 91-665, ch. VIII, Jan. 8, 1971, 84 Stat. 1989; Pub. L.

93-532, Sec. 1(a), Dec. 22, 1974, 88 Stat. 1723.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section is based on section 4 of House Resolution No. 1238,

Ninety-first Congress, Dec. 23, 1970, which was enacted into

permanent law by Pub. L. 91-665.

As originally enacted into permanent law, section applied to

Speaker of House of Representatives in 91st Congress and has been

extended to apply to each former Speaker of House of

Representatives. See section 1(a) of Pub. L. 93-532, set out as a

note under section 31b-1 of this title.

References to sections of Title 39, Postal Service, have been

substituted for references to obsolete sections of Title 39, The

Postal Service, in view of revision and reenactment of such Title

by the Postal Reorganization Act, Pub. L. 91-375, Aug. 12, 1970, 84

Stat. 719.

-MISC3-

EFFECTIVE DATE

Section effective Jan. 8, 1971, see Effective Date note set out

under section 31b-1 of this title.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 31b-1, 31b-7 of this

title.

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2 USC Sec. 31b-5 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 3 - COMPENSATION AND ALLOWANCES OF MEMBERS

-HEAD-

Sec. 31b-5. Staff assistance to former Speaker for administration,

etc., of matters pertaining to incumbency in office as

Representative and Speaker; compensation and status of staff

-STATUTE-

In order to provide staff assistance to the Speaker in connection

with the administration, settlement, and conclusion of matters

pertaining to or arising out of his incumbency in office as a

Representative in Congress and as Speaker of the House of

Representatives, the contingent fund of the House is hereby made

available, for as long as he determines there is need therefor,

commencing at the expiration of the term of office of the Speaker

as a Representative in Congress for payment of the salaries of an

Administrative Assistant, who shall be paid at a basic per annum

rate of not to exceed the then current rate for step 5 of level 11

of the House Employees Schedule, as determined by the Speaker, a

Secretary, who shall be paid at a basic per annum rate of not to

exceed the then current rate for step 9 of level 8 of such

Schedule, as determined by the Speaker, and an additional

Secretary, who shall be paid at a gross per annum rate of not to

exceed the then current rate for step 1 of level 6 of such Schedule

as determined by the Speaker, designated and appointed by the

Speaker to serve as members of his office staff in such period.

Each person so designated and appointed shall be held and

considered, for the duration of such appointment, as -

(1) an ''employee'' for the purposes of subchapter I of chapter

81 (relating to compensation for work injuries) of title 5, and

(2) a ''congressional employee'' within the meaning of section

2107 of title 5, for the purposes of -

(A) subchapter III (relating to civil service retirement) of

chapter 83 of such title,

(B) chapter 87 (relating to Federal employees group life

insurance) of such title, and

(C) chapter 89 (relating to Federal employees group health

insurance) of such title.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 91-665, ch. VIII, Jan. 8, 1971, 84 Stat. 1989; Pub. L.

93-532, Sec. 1(a), Dec. 22, 1974, 88 Stat. 1723; Pub. L. 95-94,

title I, Sec. 115, Aug. 5, 1977, 91 Stat. 668; Pub. L. 99-151,

title I, Sec. 102(a), Nov. 13, 1985, 99 Stat. 797; Pub. L. 104-186,

title II, Sec. 203(3), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1725.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section is based on section 5 of House Resolution No. 1238,

Ninety-first Congress, Dec. 23, 1970, which was enacted into

permanent law by Pub. L. 91-665.

Amendment by Pub. L. 95-94 is based on section 2 of House

Resolution No. 1576, Ninety-fourth Congress, Sept. 30, 1976, which

was enacted into permanent law by Pub. L. 95-94.

As originally enacted into permanent law, section applied to

Speaker of House of Representatives in 91st Congress and has been

extended to apply to each former Speaker of House of

Representatives. See section 1(a) of Pub. L. 93-532, set out as a

note under section 31b-1 of this title.

-MISC3-

AMENDMENTS

1996 - Pub. L. 104-186 substituted ''for payment of'' for ''to

enable the Clerk of the House to pay''.

1985 - Pub. L. 99-151 substituted ''not to exceed the then

current rate for step 5 of level 11 of the House Employees

Schedule'' for ''not to exceed $3,000'' the first place it

appeared, ''not to exceed the then current rate for step 9 of level

8 of such Schedule'' for ''not to exceed $3,000'' the second place

it appeared, and ''not to exceed the then current rate for step 1

of level 6 of such Schedule'' for ''not to exceed $9,000''.

1977 - Pub. L. 95-94 inserted reference to an additional

Secretary paid at a gross per annum of not to exceed $9,000 as

determined by the Speaker and struck out ''as Administrative

Assistant or Secretary'' after ''Each person so designated and

appointed''.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1977 AMENDMENT

Section 2 of H. Res. 1576 provided that amendment is effective on

the date of enactment of such section 2 into permanent law, Aug. 5,

1977, the date of approval of Pub. L. 95-94. See Codification note

above.

EFFECTIVE DATE

Section effective Jan. 8, 1971, see Effective Date note set out

under section 31b-1 of this title.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 31b-1, 31b-7 of this

title.

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2 USC Sec. 31b-6 01/06/03

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CHAPTER 3 - COMPENSATION AND ALLOWANCES OF MEMBERS

-HEAD-

Sec. 31b-6. Repealed. Pub. L. 99-151, title I, Sec. 102(b), Nov.

13, 1985, 99 Stat. 797

-MISC1-

Section, based on H. Res. No. 1238, Sec. 6, Dec. 23, 1970,

enacted into permanent law by Pub. L. 91-665, ch. VIII, Jan. 8,

1971, 84 Stat. 1989; Pub. L. 93-532, Sec. 1(a), Dec. 22, 1974, 88

Stat. 1723, provided for an allowance to the former Speaker of the

House for stationery and other office supplies.

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2 USC Sec. 31b-7 01/06/03

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CHAPTER 3 - COMPENSATION AND ALLOWANCES OF MEMBERS

-HEAD-

Sec. 31b-7. Availability of entitlements of former Speaker for 5

years

-STATUTE-

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 a former Speaker on

October 1, 1993, for 5 years, commencing on October 1, 1993; and

(2) in the case of an individual who becomes a former Speaker

after October 1, 1993, for 5 years, commencing at the expiration

of the term of office of the individual as a Representative in

Congress.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 103-69, title I, Sec. 101A(a), Aug. 11, 1993, 107 Stat.

699.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section is based on section 8 of House Resolution No. 1238,

Ninety-first Congress, Dec. 23, 1970, as added by Pub. L. 103-69.

House Resolution No. 1238 was enacted into permanent law by Pub. L.

91-665, ch. VIII, Jan. 8, 1971, 84 Stat. 1989.

-MISC3-

EFFECTIVE DATE

Section 101A(b) of Pub. L. 103-69 provided that: ''The amendment

made by subsection (a) (enacting this section) shall take effect on

October 1, 1993.''

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 31b-1 of this title.

-CITE-

2 USC Sec. 31c 01/06/03

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CHAPTER 3 - COMPENSATION AND ALLOWANCES OF MEMBERS

-HEAD-

Sec. 31c. Repealed. Pub. L. 97-51, Sec. 139(b)(2), Oct. 1, 1981, 95

Stat. 967

-MISC1-

Section, acts July 9, 1952, ch. 598, 66 Stat. 467; Aug. 1, 1953,

ch. 304, title I, 67 Stat. 322, provided that, for taxable years

beginning after Dec. 31, 1953, the place of residence of a Member

of Congress (including any Delegate and Resident Commissioner)

within the State, congressional district, Territory, or possession

which he represented in Congress would be considered his home for

the purposes of tax provisions making deductible certain living

expenses away from home, but that amounts expended by such Member

within each taxable year for living expenses could not be deducted

for income tax purposes in excess of $3,000.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Repeal applicable to taxable years beginning after Dec. 31, 1980,

see section 139(b)(3) of Pub. L. 97-51, as amended, set out as an

Effective Date of 1981 Amendment note under section 162 of Title

26, Internal Revenue Code.

-CITE-

2 USC Sec. 32 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 3 - COMPENSATION AND ALLOWANCES OF MEMBERS

-HEAD-

Sec. 32. Compensation of President pro tempore of Senate

-STATUTE-

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.

-SOURCE-

(R.S. Sec. 36.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

R.S. Sec. 36 derived from act Aug. 16, 1856, ch. 123, Sec. 2, 11

Stat. 48.

-CROSS-

CROSS REFERENCES

Compensation of Vice President, see section 104 of Title 3, The

President.

-CITE-

2 USC Sec. 32a 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 3 - COMPENSATION AND ALLOWANCES OF MEMBERS

-HEAD-

Sec. 32a. Compensation of Deputy President pro tempore of Senate

-STATUTE-

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 tempore and the Majority

and Minority Leaders of the Senate.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 95-26, title I, May 4, 1977, 91 Stat. 79.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section is from the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1977.

-CITE-

2 USC Sec. 32b 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 3 - COMPENSATION AND ALLOWANCES OF MEMBERS

-HEAD-

Sec. 32b. Expense allowance of President pro tempore of Senate;

methods of payment; taxability

-STATUTE-

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 each fiscal year. The

President Pro Tempore may receive the expense allowance (1) as

reimbursement for actual expenses incurred upon certification and

documentation of such expenses by the President Pro Tempore, or (2)

in equal monthly payments. Such amounts paid to the President Pro

Tempore as reimbursement of actual expenses incurred upon

certification and documentation pursuant to this provision, shall

not be reported as income, and the expenses so reimbursed shall not

be allowed as a deduction, under title 26.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 95-355, title I, Sept. 8, 1978, 92 Stat. 532; Pub. L.

99-514, Sec. 2, Oct. 22, 1986, 100 Stat. 2095.)

-MISC1-

AMENDMENTS

1986 - Pub. L. 99-514 substituted ''Internal Revenue Code of

1986'' for ''Internal Revenue Code of 1954'', which for purposes of

codification was translated as ''title 26'' thus requiring no

change in text.

-CITE-

2 USC Sec. 33 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 3 - COMPENSATION AND ALLOWANCES OF MEMBERS

-HEAD-

Sec. 33. Senators' salaries

-STATUTE-

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 their compensation from the

beginning of their term.

-SOURCE-

(June 19, 1934, ch. 648, title I, Sec. 1, 48 Stat. 1022; Pub. L.

97-51, Sec. 112(b)(2), Oct. 1, 1981, 95 Stat. 963.)

-MISC1-

PRIOR PROVISIONS

A prior section 33, act Mar. 3, 1883, ch. 143, 22 Stat. 632,

entitled Senators to receive their compensation monthly, from the

beginning of their term, prior to repeal by section 112(b)(1) of

Pub. L. 97-51.

AMENDMENTS

1981 - Pub. L. 97-51 struck out ''monthly'' after ''may receive

their compensation''.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1981 AMENDMENT

Section 112(e) of Pub. L. 97-51 provided that: ''The amendments

and repeals made by this section (enacting section 35a of this

title and amending this section and sections 39 and 60c-1 of this

title) shall be effective in the case of compensation payable for

months after December 1981.''

-CITE-

2 USC Sec. 34 01/06/03

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CHAPTER 3 - COMPENSATION AND ALLOWANCES OF MEMBERS

-HEAD-

Sec. 34. Representatives' and Delegates' salaries payable monthly

-STATUTE-

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 the provisions

of section 26 of this title, may receive their compensation

monthly, from the beginning of their term until the beginning of

the first session of each Congress, upon a certificate in the form

now in use to be signed by the Clerk of the House, which

certificate shall have the like force and effect as is given to the

certificate of the Speaker.

-SOURCE-

(R.S. Sec. 38; Mar. 3, 1875, ch. 130, Sec. 1, 18 Stat. 389.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

R.S. Sec. 38 derived from act Mar. 3, 1873, ch. 226, Sec. 1, 17

Stat. 488.

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2 USC Sec. 35 01/06/03

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-HEAD-

Sec. 35. Salaries payable monthly after taking oath

-STATUTE-

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.

-SOURCE-

(R.S. Sec. 39.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

R.S. Sec. 39 derived from Res. Mar. 29, 1867, No. 18, 15 Stat.

24.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 35a of this title.

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Sec. 35a. End-of-the-month salary payment schedule inapplicable to

Senators

-STATUTE-

Section 35 of this title shall not be construed as being

applicable to a Senator.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 97-51, Sec. 112(c), Oct. 1, 1981, 95 Stat. 963.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Provisions of subsec. (c) of section 112 of Pub. L. 97-51 that

such subsec. (c) would apply on and after the effective date of the

amendments and repeals made by section 112 of Pub. L. 97-51 were

omitted in the codification of this section since their impact was

identical to that of the effective date provisions of subsec. (e)

of section 112 of Pub. L. 97-51, set out as an Effective Date of

1981 Amendment note under section 33 of this title. See Effective

Date note below.

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EFFECTIVE DATE

Section effective in the case of compensation payable for months

after December 1981, see section 112(e) of Pub. L. 97-51, set out

as an Effective Date of 1981 Amendment note under section 33 of

this title.

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Sec. 36. Salaries of Senators

-STATUTE-

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: Provided, That when

Senators have been elected during a sine die adjournment of the

Senate to succeed appointees, the salaries of Senators so elected

shall commence on the day following their election.

Salaries of Senators elected during a session to succeed

appointees shall commence on the day they qualify: Provided, That

when Senators have been elected during a session to succeed

appointees, but have not qualified, the salaries of Senators so

elected shall commence on the day following the sine die

adjournment of the Senate.

When no appointments have been made the salaries of Senators

elected to fill such vacancies shall commence on the day following

their election.

-SOURCE-

(Feb. 10, 1923, ch. 68, 42 Stat. 1225; Feb. 6, 1931, ch. 111, 46

Stat. 1065; June 19, 1934, ch. 648, title I, Sec. 1, 48 Stat. 1022;

Feb. 13, 1935, ch. 6, Sec. 1, 49 Stat. 22, 23.)

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PRIOR PROVISIONS

July 31, 1894, ch. 174, 28 Stat. 162.

R.S. Sec. 51.

AMENDMENTS

1935 - Act Feb. 13, 1935, inserted proviso as to commencement of

salaries of Senators elected during a sine die adjournment on day

following their election and provision as to commencement of

salaries of Senators elected during a session to succeed appointees

on day they qualify but that upon failure to qualify their salaries

are to commence on day following sine die adjournment of Senate and

struck out provision that salaries of Senators elected to fill

vacancies are to commence on day they qualify.

1934 - Act June 19, 1934, made nonsubstantive changes in grammar

and punctuation.

1931 - Act Feb. 6, 1931, made nonsubstantive changes in grammar

and punctuation and struck out ''to fill such vacancies'' after

''When no appointments have been made''.

CONSTITUTIONAL PROVISIONS

The first section of amendment XX to the Constitution provides in

part: ''* * * the terms of Senators and Representatives (shall end)

at noon on the 3d day of January, of the years in which such terms

would have ended if this article had not been ratified; and the

terms of their successors shall then begin.''

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-HEAD-

Sec. 36a. Payment of sums due deceased Senators and Senate

personnel

-STATUTE-

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

designate a beneficiary or beneficiaries to be paid any unpaid

balance of salary or other sums due such person at the time of his

death. When any person dies while so serving, any such unpaid

balance shall be paid by the disbursing officer of the Senate to

the designated beneficiary or beneficiaries. If no designation has

been made, such unpaid balance shall be paid to the widow or

widower of that person, or if there is no widow or widower, to the

next of kin or heirs at law of that person.

Section 50 of the Revised Statutes (FOOTNOTE 1) shall not be

effective as to persons included within the foregoing.

(FOOTNOTE 1) See References in Text note below.

-SOURCE-

(Jan. 6, 1951, ch. 1213, Ch. I, Sec. 1, 64 Stat. 1224; Pub. L.

92-607, ch. V, Sec. 503, Oct. 31, 1972, 86 Stat. 1505.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

Section 50 of the Revised Statutes, referred to in text, was

classified to section 38 of this title and was repealed by Pub. L.

104-186, title II, Sec. 203(4), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1725. See

section 38a of this title.

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AMENDMENTS

1972 - Pub. L. 92-607 inserted provisions for designation of a

beneficiary by Senators and officers and employees whose

compensation is disbursed by Secretary of Senate to whom shall be

paid any unpaid balance of salary or other sums due such person at

time of death.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in title 5 section 5581.

-CITE-

2 USC Sec. 37 01/06/03

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-HEAD-

Sec. 37. Salaries of Representatives, Delegates, and Resident

Commissioners elected for unexpired terms

-STATUTE-

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 not before.

-SOURCE-

(July 16, 1914, ch. 141, Sec. 1, 38 Stat. 458.)

-CITE-

2 USC Sec. 38 01/06/03

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-HEAD-

Sec. 38. Repealed. Pub. L. 104-186, title II, Sec. 203(4), Aug. 20,

1996, 110 Stat. 1725

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Section, R.S. Sec. 49, 50; acts Jan. 20, 1874, ch. 11, 18 Stat.

4; Mar. 4, 1925, ch. 549, Sec. 4, 43 Stat. 1301, related to pay of

member dying after commencement of Congress. See section 38a of

this title.

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2 USC Sec. 38a 01/06/03

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-HEAD-

Sec. 38a. Disposition of unpaid salary and other sums on death of

Representative or Resident Commissioner

-STATUTE-

When any individual who has been elected a Member of, or Resident

Commissioner to, the House of Representatives dies after the

commencement of the Congress to which he has been elected, any

unpaid balance of salary and other sums due such individual shall

be paid to the person or persons surviving at the date of death, in

the following order of precedence, and such payment shall be a bar

to the recovery by any other person of amounts so paid:

First, to the beneficiary or beneficiaries designated by such

individual in writing to receive such unpaid balance and other sums

due filed with the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of

Representatives and received by the Chief Administrative Officer

prior to such individual's death;

Second, if there be no such beneficiary, to the widow or widower

of such individual;

Third, if there be no beneficiary or surviving spouse, to the

child or children of such individual, and descendants of deceased

children, by representation;

Fourth, if none of the above, to the parents of such individual,

or the survivor of them;

Fifth, if there be none of the above, to the duly appointed legal

representative of the estate of the deceased individual, or if

there be none, to the person or persons determined to be entitled

thereto under the laws of the domicile of the deceased individual.

-SOURCE-

(July 2, 1954, ch. 455, title I, Sec. 105, 68 Stat. 409; Pub. L.

86-102, July 23, 1959, 73 Stat. 224; Pub. L. 104-186, title II,

Sec. 203(5), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1725.)

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AMENDMENTS

1996 - Pub. L. 104-186 struck out ''(including amounts held in

the trust fund account in the office of the Sergeant at Arms)''

after ''due such individual'' in first undesignated par. and

substituted ''Chief Administrative Officer of the House of

Representatives and received by the Chief Administrative Officer''

for ''Sergeant at Arms, and received by the Sergeant at Arms'' in

second undesignated par.

1959 - Pub. L. 86-102 inserted provisions including amounts held

in trust fund account, authorizing an individual to designate a

beneficiary or beneficiaries, and prescribing order of precedence

in cases where no designation of beneficiary has been made.

-CITE-

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Sec. 38b. Death gratuity payments as gifts

-STATUTE-

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 contingent fund of

the Senate shall be held to have been a gift.

-SOURCE-

(June 5, 1952, ch. 369, Ch. I, 66 Stat. 101; Pub. L. 104-186, title

II, Sec. 203(6), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1725.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section is also set out as section 125a of this title.

-MISC3-

AMENDMENTS

1996 - Pub. L. 104-186 substituted ''applicable accounts of the

House of Representatives or the contingent fund'' for ''contingent

fund of the House of Representatives or''.

-CITE-

2 USC Sec. 39 01/06/03

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-HEAD-

Sec. 39. Deductions for absence

-STATUTE-

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, shall deduct from the

monthly payments (or other periodic payments authorized by law) of

each Member or Delegate the amount of his salary for each day that

he has been absent from the Senate or House, respectively, unless

such Member or Delegate assigns as the reason for such absence the

sickness of himself or of some member of his family.

-SOURCE-

(R.S. Sec. 40; Pub. L. 97-51, Sec. 112(d), Oct. 1, 1981, 95 Stat.

963; Pub. L. 104-186, title II, Sec. 203(7), Aug. 20, 1996, 110

Stat. 1726.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

R.S. Sec. 40 derived from act Aug. 16, 1856, ch. 123, Sec. 6, 11

Stat. 49.

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AMENDMENTS

1996 - Pub. L. 104-186 substituted ''the Chief Administrative

Officer of the House of Representatives (upon certification by the

Clerk of the House of Representatives)'' for ''Sergeant-at-Arms of

the House''.

1981 - Pub. L. 97-51 substituted ''from the monthly payments (or

other periodic payments authorized by law)'' for ''from the monthly

payments''.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1981 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 97-51 effective in the case of compensation

payable for months after December 1981, see section 112(e) of Pub.

L. 97-51, set out as a note under section 33 of this title.

-CITE-

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Sec. 40. Deductions for withdrawal

-STATUTE-

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 equal to the amount

which would have been allowed by law for his mileage in returning

home; and such sum shall be deducted from his compensation, unless

the withdrawal is with the leave of the Senate or House of

Representatives respectively.

-SOURCE-

(R.S. Sec. 41.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

R.S. Sec. 41 derived from Res. July 17, 1862, No. 68, Sec. 2, 12

Stat. 628.

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Sec. 40a. Deductions for delinquent indebtedness

-STATUTE-

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 or Senate,

respectively, the appropriate committee or officer of the House of

Representatives or Senate, as the case may be, having jurisdiction

of the activity under which such debt arose, shall certify such

delinquent sum or sums to the Chief Administrative Officer of the

House of Representatives in the case of an indebtedness to the

House of Representatives and to the Secretary of the Senate in the

case of an indebtedness to the Senate, and such latter officials

are authorized and directed, respectively, to deduct from any

salary, mileage, or expense money due to any such delinquent such

certified amounts or so much thereof as the balance or balances due

such delinquent may cover. Sums so deducted by the Secretary of

the Senate shall be disposed of by him in accordance with existing

law, and sums so deducted by the Chief Administrative Officer of

the House of Representatives shall be disposed of by him in

accordance with existing law.

-SOURCE-

(June 19, 1934, ch. 648, title I, Sec. 1, 48 Stat. 1024; Pub. L.

104-186, title II, Sec. 203(8), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1726.)

-MISC1-

AMENDMENTS

1996 - Pub. L. 104-186 substituted ''Chief Administrative Officer

of the House of Representatives in'' for ''Sergeant at Arms of the

House in'' and ''Chief Administrative Officer of the House of

Representatives shall be'' for ''Sergeant at Arms of the House

shall be paid to the Clerk of the House and''.

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-HEAD-

Sec. 41, 42. Repealed. Pub. L. 104-186, title II, Sec. 203(9)(A),

(10), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1726

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Section 41, R.S. Sec. 43, provided that no Member or Delegate was

entitled to any allowance for newspapers.

Section 42, based on H. Res. No. 420, Ninety-second Congress, May

18, 1971, enacted into permanent law by Pub. L. 92-184, ch. IV,

Dec. 15, 1971, 85 Stat. 636, related to furnishing of postage

stamps to Members, committees, and officers of House of

Representatives.

A prior section 42, R.S. Sec. 44, which proscribed compensation

or allowance to Senators, Representatives, or Delegates for

postage, was repealed by Pub. L. 104-186, title II, Sec. 203(11),

Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1726. See sections 42a and 46a of this

title.

APPLICABILITY OF PROHIBITION DURING NINETY-FIFTH CONGRESS

Section 302(c) of H. Res. No. 287, Ninety-fifth Congress, Mar. 2,

1977, enacted into permanent law by Pub. L. 95-94, title I, Sec.

115, Aug. 5, 1977, 91 Stat. 668, which provided that former section

41 of this title was to have no effect during the Ninety-fifth

Congress, was repealed by Pub. L. 104-186, title II, Sec.

203(9)(B), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1726.

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-HEAD-

Sec. 42a. Special delivery postage allowance for President of

Senate

-STATUTE-

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 the Senate, upon

request by such person, United States special delivery postage

stamps in such amount as may be necessary for the mailing of postal

matters arising in connection with his official business.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 97-51, Sec. 127(a)(1), Oct. 1, 1981, 95 Stat. 965.)

-MISC1-

PRIOR PROVISIONS

A prior section 42a, acts July 1, 1941, ch. 268, 55 Stat. 450;

June 26, 1944, ch. 277, title I, 58 Stat. 339; June 13, 1945, ch.

189, 59 Stat. 243; Oct. 11, 1951, ch. 485, 65 Stat. 391; July 2,

1954, ch. 455, title I, 68 Stat. 402; Aug. 5, 1955, ch. 568, 69

Stat. 503; June 27, 1956, ch. 453, 70 Stat. 359; July 31, 1958,

Pub. L. 85-570, 72 Stat. 442; July 12, 1960, Pub. L. 86-628, 74

Stat. 449; Dec. 30, 1963, Pub. L. 88-248, 77 Stat. 805; July 27,

1965, Pub. L. 89-90, 79 Stat. 268; July 23, 1968, Pub. L. 90-417,

82 Stat. 400; Dec. 12, 1969, Pub. L. 91-145, 83 Stat. 342; July 9,

1971, Pub. L. 92-51, 85 Stat. 128; Oct. 31, 1972, Pub. L. 92-607,

ch. V, Sec. 506(k)(1), formerly Sec. 506(h)(1), 86 Stat. 1508,

redesignated Sec. 506(i)(1) by Pub. L. 95-391, title I, Sept. 30,

1978, 92 Stat. 773, redesignated Sec. 506(j)(1) by Pub. L. 96-304,

title I, Sec. 101, July 8, 1980, 94 Stat. 889, and redesignated

Sec. 506(k)(1) by Pub. L. 97-276, Sec. 101(e), Oct. 2, 1982, 96

Stat. 1189, provided for an airmail and special-delivery postage

allowance for President of the Senate, prior to repeal by section

127(a)(2) of Pub. L. 97-51.

-CITE-

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Sec. 42a-1, 42b. Omitted

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section 42a-1, act July 2, 1954, ch. 455, title I, 68 Stat. 402,

prescribed airmail and special-delivery postage allowances for

Speaker and House majority and minority leaders and whips, and was

omitted from the Code as superseded by former section 42d of this

title.

Section 42b, acts June 22, 1949, ch. 235, 63 Stat. 222; July 2,

1954, ch. 455, title I, 68 Stat. 402, prescribed airmail and

special-delivery postage allowances for each House standing

committee, and was omitted from the Code as superseded by former

section 42c of this title.

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Sec. 42c, 42d. Repealed. Pub. L. 104-186, title II, Sec. 203(12),

Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1726

-MISC1-

Section 42c, Pub. L. 85-778, Sec. 1, Aug. 27, 1958, 72 Stat. 934;

H. Res. No. 532, Eighty-eighth Congress, Oct. 2, 1963, enacted into

permanent law by Pub. L. 88-454, Sec. 103, Aug. 20, 1964, 78 Stat.

550; H. Res. No. 1003, Ninetieth Congress, Dec. 14, 1967, enacted

into permanent law by Pub. L. 90-392, title I, July 9, 1968, 82

Stat. 318, related to airmail and special delivery stamps for House

Members and standing committees.

Section 42d, Pub. L. 85-778, Sec. 2, Aug. 27, 1958, 72 Stat. 934;

H. Res. No. 532, Eighty-eighth Congress, Oct. 2, 1963, enacted into

permanent law by Pub. L. 88-454, Sec. 103, Aug. 20, 1964, 78 Stat.

550; H. Res. No. 1003, Ninetieth Congress, Dec. 14, 1967, enacted

into permanent law by Pub. L. 90-392, title I, July 9, 1968, 82

Stat. 318, related to airmail and special delivery stamps for House

Speaker, leaders, whips, and officers.

EXISTING ENTITLEMENTS

Sections 3 and 4 of Pub. L. 85-778, which provided that Members,

committees, and officers of the House of Representatives retained

their existing entitlements to airmail and special delivery postage

stamps until June 30, 1959, and thereafter the airmail and special

delivery stamps made available under former sections 42c and 42d of

this title were to be in lieu of any made available under any other

law, were repealed by Pub. L. 104-186, title II, Sec. 203(12), Aug.

20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1726.

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Sec. 43, 43a. Omitted

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section 43, acts July 28, 1866, ch. 296, Sec. 17, 14 Stat. 323;

Aug. 11, 1993, Pub. L. 103-69, title III, Sec. 310(a), 107 Stat.

712, provided for Senators to receive mileage for travel to and

from regular sessions, and was omitted from the Code in view of the

termination of mileage under this section for Senators by section

1(a) of Pub. L. 104-53, set out below.

Section 43a, acts July 8, 1935, ch. 374, 49 Stat. 459; Aug. 11,

1993, Pub. L. 103-69, title III, Sec. 310(b), 107 Stat. 712,

provided for President of Senate to be paid mileage, and was

omitted from the Code in view of the termination of mileage under

this section for President of Senate by section 1(b) of Pub. L.

104-53, set out below.

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TERMINATION OF MILEAGE FOR SENATORS AND PRESIDENT OF SENATE

Pub. L. 104-53, title I, Sec. 1, Nov. 19, 1995, 109 Stat. 517,

provided that:

''(a) On and after October 1, 1995, no Senator shall receive

mileage under section 17 of the Act of July 28, 1866 (2 U.S.C. 43).

''(b) On and after October 1, 1995, the President of the Senate

shall not receive mileage under the first section of the Act of

July 8, 1935 (2 U.S.C. 43a).''

-CITE-

2 USC Sec. 43b, 43b-1 01/06/03

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-HEAD-

Sec. 43b, 43b-1. Repealed. Pub. L. 104-186, title II, Sec. 203(13),

(14), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1726

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Section 43b, Pub. L. 85-570, July 31, 1958, 72 Stat. 443; Pub. L.

86-176, Aug. 21, 1959, 73 Stat. 401; Pub. L. 88-70, July 19, 1963,

77 Stat. 82; Pub. L. 89-90, July 27, 1965, 79 Stat. 269; Pub. L.

89-147, Sec. 1, Aug. 28, 1965, 79 Stat. 583; Pub. L. 89-545, Aug.

27, 1966, 80 Stat. 358; Pub. L. 90-86, Sec. 1, Sept. 17, 1967, 81

Stat. 226; Pub. L. 91-145, Dec. 12, 1969, 83 Stat. 343; Pub. L.

92-51, July 9, 1971, 85 Stat. 128; Pub. L. 92-607, ch. V, Sec.

502, 506(k)(2), formerly Sec. 506(h)(2), Oct. 31, 1972, 86 Stat.

1504, 1508, renumbered Sec. 506(i)(2), Pub. L. 95-391, title I,

Sec. 108(a), Sept. 30, 1978, 92 Stat. 773, renumbered Sec.

506(j)(2), Pub. L. 96-304, title I, Sec. 101, July 8, 1980, 94

Stat. 889, renumbered Sec. 506(k)(2), Pub. L. 97-276, Sec. 101(e),

Oct. 2, 1982, 96 Stat. 1189, provided for reimbursement of House

Members for additional transportation expenses.

Section 43b-1, Pub. L. 89-147, Sec. 2, Aug. 28, 1965, 79 Stat.

583; Pub. L. 90-86, Sec. 2, Sept. 17, 1967, 81 Stat. 226,

authorized election by House Members of lump sum transportation

payments in lieu of reimbursement of transportation expenses.

-CITE-

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-HEAD-

Sec. 43b-2. Staff expenses for House Members attending

organizational caucus or conference

-STATUTE-

(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 each incumbent Member

reelected to the ensuing Congress who attends any such caucus or

conference convening after the adjournment sine die of the Congress

in the year involved, shall be entitled to designate one staff

person to be paid for one round trip between that person's place of

residence, provided such place of residence is in the district

which the Member-elect or incumbent Member represents, and

Washington, District of Columbia, for the purpose of accompanying

that Member-elect or incumbent Member to such caucus or conference.

(b) Each Member-elect (other than an incumbent Member reelected

to the ensuing Congress) who attends a caucus or conference called

under such section 29a(a) of this title shall be entitled to

designate one staff person who shall in addition be reimbursed on a

per diem or other basis for expenses incurred in accompanying the

Member-elect at the time of such caucus or conference for a period

not to exceed the shorter of the following -

(i) the period beginning with the day before the designated

date upon which such caucus or conference is to convene and

ending with the day after the date of the final adjournment of

such caucus or conference; or

(ii) fourteen days.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 94-59, title II, July 25, 1975, 89 Stat. 282.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section is based on section 1 of House Resolution No. 10,

Ninety-fourth Congress, Jan. 14, 1975, which was enacted into

permanent law by Pub. L. 94-59.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 43b-3 of this title.

-CITE-

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Sec. 43b-3. Payments and reimbursements for certain House staff

expenses

-STATUTE-

(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 on House

Oversight with respect to travel and other expenses of staff.

Reimbursements shall be paid on special voucher forms prescribed by

the Committee on House Oversight.

(b) Additional funds, if any, for staff allowances and office

space for use by Members-elect (other than an incumbent Member

reelected to the ensuing Congress) shall be authorized by the

Committee on House Oversight.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 94-59, title II, July 25, 1975, 89 Stat. 282; Pub. L.

104-186, title II, Sec. 203(15), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1727.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section is based on section 2 of House Resolution No. 10,

Ninety-fourth Congress, Jan. 14, 1975, which was enacted into

permanent law by Pub. L. 94-59.

-MISC3-

AMENDMENTS

1996 - Pub. L. 104-186 substituted ''House Oversight'' for

''House Administration'' wherever appearing.

-CHANGE-

CHANGE OF NAME

Committee on House Oversight of House of Representatives changed

to Committee on House Administration of House of Representatives by

House Resolution No. 5, One Hundred Sixth Congress, Jan. 6, 1999.

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2 USC Sec. 43c 01/06/03

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-HEAD-

Sec. 43c. Repealed. Pub. L. 89-147, Sec. 4, Aug. 28, 1965, 79 Stat.

584

-MISC1-

Section, Pub. L. 86-628, Sec. 105(c), July 12, 1960, 74 Stat.

461, restricted payment of travel or subsistence expenses of

Senators and Representatives to specifically authorized trips,

official participation in funeral services of deceased Members, and

official trips originating in Senator's State or Representative's

district when Congress was not in session.

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2 USC Sec. 43d 01/06/03

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-HEAD-

Sec. 43d. Organizational expenses of Senator-elect

-STATUTE-

(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 a Senator elected to fill a vacancy), the

Secretary of the Senate shall appoint two employees to assist such

Senator-elect. Any employee so appointed shall serve through the

day before the date on which the Senator-elect recommending his

appointment commences his service as a Senator, except that his

employment may be terminated before such day upon recommendation of

such Senator-elect.

(b) Payment of salaries of appointed employees; funding; maximum

amount

(1) Salaries of employees appointed under subsection (a) of this

section shall be paid from the appropriation for ''Administrative,

Clerical, and Legislative Assistance to Senators''.

(2) Salaries paid to employees appointed upon recommendation of a

Senator-elect under subsection (a) of this section shall be charged

against the amount of compensation which may be paid to employees

in his office under section 61-1(d) of this title (hereinafter

referred to as the ''clerk-hire allowance''), for the fiscal year

in which his service as a Senator commences. The total amount of

salaries paid to employees so appointed upon recommendation of a

Senator-elect shall be charged against his clerk-hire allowance for

each month in such fiscal year beginning with the month in which

his service as a Senator commences (until the total amount has been

charged) by whichever of the following amounts is greater: (1)

one-ninth of the amount of salaries so paid, or (2) the amount by

which the aggregate amount of his clerk-hire allowance which may be

paid as of the close of such month under section 61-1(d)(1)(B) of

this title exceeds the aggregate amount of his clerk-hire allowance

actually paid as of the close of such month.

(c) Payment of transportation and per diem expenses of

Senator-elect and appointed employees for one round trip from

home State to Washington, D.C. for business of impending

Congress; funding; maximum amount

Each Senator-elect and each employee appointed under subsection

(a) of this section is authorized one round trip from the home

State of the Senator-elect to Washington, D.C., and return, for the

purposes of attending conferences, caucuses, or organizational

meetings, or for any other official business connected with the

impending Congress. In addition, each Senator-elect and each such

employee is authorized per diem for not more than seven days while

en route to and from Washington, D.C., and while in Washington,

D.C. Such transportation and per diem expenses shall be in the same

amounts as are payable to Senators and employees in the office of a

Senator under section 58(e) of this title, and shall be paid from

the contingent fund of the Senate upon itemized vouchers certified

by the Senator-elect concerned and approved by the Secretary of the

Senate.

(d) Payment of telegrams, telephone services, and stationery

expenses

(1) Each Senator-elect is authorized to be reimbursed for

expenses incurred for telegrams, telephone services, and stationery

related to his position as a Senator-elect in an amount not

exceeding one-twelfth of the total amount of expenses authorized to

be paid to or on behalf of a Senator from the State which he will

represent under section 58 of this title. Reimbursement to a

Senator-elect under this subsection shall be paid from the

contingent fund of the Senate upon itemized vouchers certified by

such Senator-elect and approved by the Secretary of the Senate.

(2) Amounts reimbursed to a Senator-elect under this subsection

shall be charged against the amount of expenses which are

authorized to be paid to him or on his behalf under section 58 of

this title, for each of the twelve months beginning with the month

in which his service as a Senator commences (until all of such

amounts have been charged) by whichever of the following amounts is

greater: (1) one-twelfth of the amounts so reimbursed, or (2) the

amount by which the aggregate amount authorized to be so paid under

section 58(c) of this title as of the close of such month exceeds

the aggregate amount actually paid under such section 58 as of the

close of such month.

(e) Effective Date

This section shall take effect on October 1, 1978.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 95-355, title I, Sec. 105, Sept. 8, 1978, 92 Stat. 534;

Pub. L. 104-197, title I, Sec. 2, Sept. 16, 1996, 110 Stat. 2397.)

-MISC1-

AMENDMENTS

1996 - Subsec. (d)(1). Pub. L. 104-197 substituted '', telephone

services, and stationery'' for ''and telephone services''.

SENATORS' OFFICIAL PERSONNEL AND OFFICE EXPENSE ACCOUNT

References in any law, rule, regulation, or order to Senate

appropriation account for Administrative, Clerical, and Legislative

Assistance Allowance to Senators deemed references to the

''Senators' Official Personnel and Office Expense Account'', see

section 58c(2) of this title.

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2 USC Sec. 44 to 46 01/06/03

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-HEAD-

Sec. 44 to 46. Omitted

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CODIFICATION

Section 44, act May 7, 1906, ch. 2083, Sec. 1, 34 Stat. 170,

authorized a mileage allowance to Delegate from Alaska, and was

omitted from the Code as obsolete because Alaska was admitted into

the Union with membership of one Representative in Congress on Jan.

3, 1959, upon issuance of Proc. No. 3269, Jan. 3, 1959, 24 F.R. 81,

73 Stat. c16, as required by sections 1, 7 and 8 of Pub. L. 85-508,

July 7, 1958, 72 Stat. 339, set out as notes preceding section 21

of Title 48, Territories and Insular Possessions.

Section 45, acts July 1, 1902, ch. 1369, Sec. 8, 32 Stat. 694;

Aug. 29, 1916, ch. 416, Sec. 20, 39 Stat. 552, which authorized a

mileage allowance to Resident Commissioners from Philippine

Islands, and was formerly covered by section 1237 of Title 48,

Territories and Insular Possessions, is no longer in force in view

of the independence of the Philippine Islands effected by section

1394 of Title 22, Foreign Relations and Intercourse, and proclaimed

by the President of the United States in Proc. No. 2695, July 4,

1946, 11 F.R. 7517, 60 Stat. 1352, set out as note under section

1394 of Title 22. Act Aug. 29, 1916, ch. 416, Sec. 20, 39 Stat.

552, from which section 45 of this title was derived, was repealed

by Pub. L. 89-554, Sec. 8(a), Sept. 6, 1966, 80 Stat. 643.

Section 46, acts Mar. 2, 1917, ch. 145, Sec. 36, 39 Stat. 963;

May 17, 1932, ch. 190, 47 Stat. 158, allowed sum of $500 as mileage

for each session to Resident Commissioner, and was omitted from the

Code as superseded by former section 43b-1 of this title.

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2 USC Sec. 46a 01/06/03

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-HEAD-

Sec. 46a. Stationery allowance for President of Senate

-STATUTE-

Effective April 1, 1975, and each fiscal year thereafter, the

annual allowance for stationery for the President of the Senate

shall be $4,500.

-SOURCE-

(July 1, 1941, ch. 268, 55 Stat. 450; June 13, 1945, ch. 189, 59

Stat. 244; June 14, 1948, ch. 467, 62 Stat. 425; Oct. 11, 1951, ch.

485, 65 Stat. 391; Aug. 1, 1953, ch. 304, title I, 67 Stat. 320;

Aug. 5, 1955, ch. 568, 69 Stat. 504; Pub. L. 88-258, title IV, Jan.

6, 1964, 77 Stat. 864; Pub. L. 90-21, title I, May 29, 1967, 81

Stat. 38; Pub. L. 91-145, Dec. 12, 1969, 83 Stat. 342; Pub. L.

92-51, July 9, 1971, 85 Stat. 128; Pub. L. 92-184, ch. IV, Dec.

15, 1971, 85 Stat. 635; Pub. L. 92-607, ch. V, Sec. 506(k)(3),

formerly Sec. 506(h)(3), Oct. 31, 1972, 86 Stat. 1508, renumbered

Sec. 506(i)(3), Pub. L. 95-391, title I, Sec. 108(a), Sept. 30,

1978, 92 Stat. 773, renumbered Sec. 506(j)(3), Pub. L. 96-304,

title I, Sec. 101(e), July 8, 1980, 94 Stat. 889, renumbered Sec.

506(k)(3), Pub. L. 97-276, Sec. 101(e), Oct. 2, 1982, 96 Stat.

1189; Pub. L. 94-32, title I, June 12, 1975, 89 Stat. 182.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section is from Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1942, and

subsequent Legislative Branch Appropriation Acts.

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AMENDMENTS

1975 - Pub. L. 94-32 substituted ''Effective April 1, 1975, and

each fiscal year thereafter'' for ''Effective with the fiscal year

1972 and thereafter'' and ''$4,500'' for ''$3,600''.

1972 - Pub. L. 92-607 repealed this section insofar as it related

to Senators. For purposes of codification this entailed

substituting a period for a comma following ''President of the

Senate shall be $3,600'' and striking out provisions which allowed

Senators from $3,600 to $5,000 annually depending on the population

of the Senator's home State. See section 58 of this title.

1971 - Pub. L. 92-184 inserted provision for an increased

allowance for Senators from more populous States ranging from

$3,800 for Senators from States of from 3,000,000 to 4,999,999

population to $5,000 for Senators from States of 17,000,000

population and over.

Pub. L. 92-51 provided allowance for Senators from States having

population of ten million or more inhabitants of $4,000 per annum

effective fiscal year 1972 and thereafter.

1969 - Pub. L. 91-145 increased allowance from $3,000 to $3,600

effective with fiscal year 1970.

1967 - Pub. L. 90-21 increased allowance from $2,400 to $3,000

effective with fiscal year 1967.

1964 - Pub. L. 88-258 increased allowance from $1,800 to $2,400

effective with fiscal year 1964.

1955 - Act Aug. 5, 1955, increased allowance from $1,200 to

$1,800.

1953 - Act Aug. 1, 1953, increased allowance from $800 to $1,200

effective with fiscal year 1954.

1951 - Act Oct. 11, 1951, increased allowance from $500 to $800.

1948 - Act June 14, 1948, increased allowance from $400 to $500.

1945 - Act June 13, 1945, increased allowance from $200 to $400.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1972 AMENDMENT

Section 506(k), formerly Sec. 506(h), of Pub. L. 92-607,

renumbered Sec. 506(i) by Pub. L. 95-391, title I, Sec. 108(a),

Sept. 30, 1978, 92 Stat. 773, renumbered Sec. 506(j) by Pub. L.

96-304, title I, Sec. 101, July 8, 1980, 94 Stat. 889, and

renumbered Sec. 506(k) by Pub. L. 97-276, Sec. 101(e), Oct. 2,

1982, 96 Stat. 1189, provided that the amendment made by that

section is effective Jan. 1, 1973.

ADDITIONAL ALLOWANCES

The following acts authorized additional stationery allowances

for each Senator and the President of the Senate:

July 15, 1952, ch. 758, Ch. II, 66 Stat. 639.

Sept. 27, 1950, ch. 1052, Ch. II, 64 Stat. 1047.

Oct. 10, 1949, ch. 662, title I, 63 Stat. 738.

May 10, 1948, ch. 270, 62 Stat. 213.

May 1, 1947, ch. 49, title I, 61 Stat. 58.

July 23, 1946, ch. 591, title I, 60 Stat. 602.

Dec. 28, 1945, ch. 589, title I, 59 Stat. 633.

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2 USC Sec. 46a-1 01/06/03

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CHAPTER 3 - COMPENSATION AND ALLOWANCES OF MEMBERS

-HEAD-

Sec. 46a-1. Senate revolving fund for stationery allowances;

availability of unexpended balances; withdrawals

-STATUTE-

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, Senate, Stationery, fiscal

year 1957'', (2) any amounts hereafter appropriated for stationery

allowances of the President of the Senate, and for stationery for

use of officers of the Senate and the Conference of the Majority

and the Conference of the Minority of the Senate, and (3) any

undeposited amounts heretofore received, and any amounts hereafter

received as proceeds of sales by the stationery room of the Senate.

Any moneys in the fund shall be available until expended for use in

the same manner and for the same purposes as funds heretofore

appropriated to the Contingent Fund of the Senate for stationery,

except that (1) the balance of any amount appropriated for

stationery for use of committees and officers of the Senate which

remains unexpended at the end of any fiscal year and (2) allowances

which are not available for obligation due to vacancies or waiver

of entitlement thereto, shall be withdrawn from the revolving

fund. Disbursements from the fund shall be made upon vouchers

approved by the Secretary of the Senate, or his designee.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 85-58, ch. XI, June 21, 1957, 71 Stat. 188; Pub. L.

92-607, ch. V, Sec. 506(l), formerly Sec. 506(i), Oct. 31, 1972,

86 Stat. 1508, renumbered Sec. 506(j), Pub. L. 95-391, title I,

Sec. 108(a), Sept. 30, 1978, 92 Stat. 773, renumbered Sec. 506(k)

and amended Pub. L. 96-304, title I, Sec. 101, 112(b)(3), July 8,

1980, 94 Stat. 889, 892, renumbered Sec. 506(l), Pub. L. 97-276,

Sec. 101(e), Oct. 2, 1982, 96 Stat. 1189; Pub. L. 105-55, title I,

Sec. 7, Oct. 7, 1997, 111 Stat. 1181.)

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AMENDMENTS

1997 - Pub. L. 105-55, which directed the amendment of section

1101 of Pub. L. 85-58 by inserting at end ''Disbursements from the

fund shall be made upon vouchers approved by the Secretary of the

Senate, or his designee.'', was executed by making the insertion at

the end of this section which is second par. under heading

''contingent expenses of the senate'' to reflect the probable

intent of Congress.

1980 - Pub. L. 96-304, Sec. 112(b)(3), substituted in cl. (2),

''officers of the Senate and the Conference of the Majority and the

Conference of the Minority of the Senate'' for ''committees and

officers of the Senate''.

1972 - Pub. L. 92-607 struck out ''and of Senators'' after ''the

President of the Senate''.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1980 AMENDMENT

Section 112(b) of Pub. L. 96-304 provided that the amendment made

by section 112(b)(3) of Pub. L. 96-304 is effective as of the close

of Feb. 28, 1981.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1972 AMENDMENT

Section 506(l), formerly Sec. 506(i), of Pub. L. 92-607,

renumbered Sec. 506(j) by Pub. L. 95-391, title I, Sec. 108(a),

Sept. 30, 1978, 92 Stat. 773, renumbered Sec. 506(k) by Pub. L.

96-304, title I, Sec. 101, July 8, 1980, 94 Stat. 889, and

renumbered Sec. 506(l) by Pub. L. 97-276, Sec. 101(e), Oct. 2,

1982, 96 Stat. 1189, provided that the amendment made by that

section is effective Jan. 1, 1973.

TRANSFER OF MONEYS TO FUND BY SECRETARY OF THE SENATE

Pub. L. 101-163, title I, Sec. 6, Nov. 21, 1989, 103 Stat. 1045,

provided that: ''On and after the date this Act becomes law (Nov.

21, 1989), the Secretary of the Senate, subject to the approval of

the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate, is authorized to

provide up to $1,000,000 for capitalization purposes to the

revolving fund established by the last paragraph under the heading

'Contingent Expenses of the Senate' appearing under the heading

'SENATE' in chapter XI of the Third Supplemental Appropriation Act,

1957 (2 U.S.C. 46a-1), by transferring to such revolving fund any

funds available from any Senate appropriation account, with respect

to which he has disbursement authority, for the fiscal year in

which the transfer is made (or for any preceding fiscal year) or

which have been made available until expended; and any moneys so

transferred shall be available for use in like manner and to the

same extent as the moneys in such revolving fund which were not

transferred thereto pursuant to this section.''

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Sec. 46a-2. Omitted

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CODIFICATION

Section, Pub. L. 89-545, Sec. 101, Aug. 27, 1966, 80 Stat. 356,

provided, effective fiscal year 1967 and thereafter, for stationery

allowance of $3,000 per annum for Senators from States having

population of 10 million or more inhabitants. See amendment by

Pub. L. 90-21 to section 46a of this title providing such an

allowance to all Senators effective fiscal year 1967 and

thereafter.

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-HEAD-

Sec. 46a-3. Repealed. Pub. L. 92-607, ch. V, Sec. 506(k)(4),

formerly Sec. 506(h)(4), Oct. 31, 1972, 86 Stat. 1508,

renumbered Sec. 506(i)(4), Pub. L. 95-391, title I, Sec.

108(a), Sept. 30, 1978, 92 Stat. 773, renumbered Sec.

506(j)(4), Pub. L. 96-304, title I, Sec. 101, July 8, 1980, 94

Stat. 889, renumbered Sec. 506(k)(4), Pub. L. 97-276, Sec.

101(e), Oct. 2, 1982, 96 Stat. 1189

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Section, Pub. L. 90-417, Sec. 106, July 23, 1968, 82 Stat. 413,

placed limits on the availability of the stationery allowance for

Senators. See section 58 of this title.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Section 506(k), formerly Sec. 506(h), of Pub. L. 92-607, as

amended by Pub. L. 93-145, Sec. 101, Nov. 1, 1973, 87 Stat. 532,

and renumbered Sec. 506(i) by Pub. L. 95-391, title I, Sec. 108(a),

Sept. 30, 1978, 92 Stat. 773, renumbered Sec. 506(j) by Pub. L.

96-304, title I, Sec. 101, July 8, 1980, 94 Stat. 889, and

renumbered Sec. 506(k) by Pub. L. 97-276, Sec. 101(e), Oct. 2,

1982, 96 Stat. 1189, provided that, insofar as this section has

application to Senators, the repeal is effective Jan. 1, 1973.

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Sec. 46a-4. Omitted

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section, Pub. L. 91-145, Dec. 12, 1969, 83 Stat. 342, made

section 46a-3 of this title applicable to President of Senate, and

was omitted from the Code in view of the repeal of section 46a-3.

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2 USC Sec. 46b 01/06/03

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-HEAD-

Sec. 46b. Repealed. Pub. L. 104-186, title II, Sec. 203(16), Aug.

20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1727

-MISC1-

Section, acts July 2, 1954, ch. 455, title I, 68 Stat. 402; July

12, 1960, Pub. L. 86-628, 74 Stat. 452; H. Res. No. 533,

Eighty-eighth Congress, Oct. 2, 1963, enacted into permanent law by

act Aug. 20, 1964, Pub. L. 88-454, Sec. 103, 78 Stat. 550; H. Res.

No. 1029, Eighty-ninth Congress, Oct. 5, 1966; H. Res. No. 112,

Ninetieth Congress, Mar. 8, 1967, enacted into permanent law by act

May 29, 1967, Pub. L. 90-21, title I, 81 Stat. 38, related to

stationery allowance for House Members.

Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in the

following prior acts:

Aug. 1, 1953, ch. 304, title I, 67 Stat. 324.

July 9, 1952, ch. 598, 66 Stat. 469.

Oct. 11, 1951, ch. 486, 65 Stat. 394.

Sept. 6, 1950, ch. 896, Ch. II, 64 Stat. 600.

June 22, 1949, ch. 235, 63 Stat. 221.

June 14, 1948, ch. 467, 62 Stat. 428.

July 17, 1947, ch. 262, 61 Stat. 366.

June 16, 1939, ch. 208, 53 Stat. 830.

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2 USC Sec. 46b-1 01/06/03

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-HEAD-

Sec. 46b-1. House revolving fund for stationery allowances;

disposition of moneys from stationery sales; availability of

unexpended balances

-STATUTE-

There is established a revolving fund for the purpose of

administering the funds appropriated for stationery allowances to

each Representative, Delegate, the Resident Commissioner from

Puerto Rico; and stationery for use of the committees, departments,

and officers of the House. All moneys hereafter received by the

stationery room of the House of Representatives from the sale of

stationery supplies and other equipment shall be deposited in the

revolving fund and shall be available for disbursement from the

fund in the same manner as other sums that may be appropriated by

the Congress for this purpose. The unexpended balance of all

moneys heretofore received by the stationery room of the House of

Representatives from the sale of stationery supplies and equipment

shall be deposited in the Treasury of the United States to the

credit of the fund: Provided, That the unexpended balances in the

appropriations ''Contingent expenses, House of Representatives,

stationery, 1945-1946''; ''Contingent expenses, House of

Representatives, stationery, 1946''; ''Contingent expenses, House

of Representatives, stationery, 1947-48'', as of June 30, 1947,

shall be transferred to and made available for expenditure out of

the fund, together with appropriations herein or hereafter made

therefor, to remain available until expended.

-SOURCE-

(July 17, 1947, ch. 262, 61 Stat. 366.)

-CHANGE-

CHANGE OF NAME

Stationery room of House of Representatives redesignated Office

Supply Service.

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2 USC Sec. 46b-2 01/06/03

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-HEAD-

Sec. 46b-2. Repealed. Pub. L. 104-186, title II, Sec. 203(17), Aug.

20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1727

-MISC1-

Section, act Feb. 27, 1956, ch. 73, 70 Stat. 31, provided for

prorated stationery allowance for House Members.

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2 USC Sec. 46c, 46d 01/06/03

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-HEAD-

Sec. 46c, 46d. Repealed. Pub. L. 90-57, July 28, 1967, 81 Stat. 129

-MISC1-

Section 46c, acts June 13, 1945, ch. 189, 59 Stat. 244; July 1,

1946, ch. 530, 60 Stat. 392; Aug. 2, 1946, ch. 753, title I, Sec.

102, 60 Stat. 814; Nov. 1, 1951, ch. 665, Ch. 1, 65 Stat. 760; Aug.

1, 1953, ch. 304, title I, 67 Stat. 321; June 27, 1956, ch. 453, 70

Stat. 360; Jan. 6, 1964, Pub. L. 88-258, title IV, 77 Stat. 863;

July 27, 1965, Pub. L. 89-90, 79 Stat. 268; Aug. 27, 1966, Pub. L.

89-545, 80 Stat. 357, provided for payment of long-distance

telephone calls for Senators and Vice President made to and from

Washington, D.C. See section 58 of this title.

Section 46d, acts June 13, 1945, ch. 189, 59 Stat. 244; July 1,

1946, ch. 530, 60 Stat. 392; Aug. 2, 1946, ch. 753, title I, Sec.

102, 60 Stat. 814; Aug. 1, 1953, ch. 304, title I, 67 Stat. 321;

July 2, 1954, ch. 455, title I, 68 Stat. 400; July 31, 1958, Pub.

L. 85-570, 72 Stat. 442; July 27, 1965, Pub. L. 89-90, 79 Stat.

268, provided for payment from contingent fund of Senate of

long-distance telephone calls for Senators, originating and

terminating outside Washington, D.C., and additional payments for

calls to or from Washington, D.C. See section 58 of this title.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Pub. L. 90-57 provided that the repeal is effective Jan. 1, 1968.

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Sec. 46d-1. Long-distance telephone calls for Vice President

-STATUTE-

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 United States.

-SOURCE-

(May 24, 1949, ch. 138, title I, 63 Stat. 77.)

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2 USC Sec. 46d-2 01/06/03

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Sec. 46d-2. Repealed. Pub. L. 90-57, July 28, 1967, 81 Stat. 130

-MISC1-

Section, Pub. L. 89-90, Sec. 101, July 27, 1965, 79 Stat. 268,

provided for computation of long-distance telephone calls for

Senators, wide area telephone service contracts, and effective date

of changes. See section 58 of this title.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Pub. L. 90-57 provided that the repeal is effective Jan. 1, 1968.

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2 USC Sec. 46d-3 01/06/03

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-HEAD-

Sec. 46d-3. Repealed. Pub. L. 92-184, ch. IV, Dec. 15, 1971, 85

Stat. 635

-MISC1-

Section, Pub. L. 90-21, title I, May 29, 1967, 81 Stat. 38, made

contingent fund of Senate available for reimbursement of each

Senator of strictly official telephone service charges incurred

outside District of Columbia up to $300 in each fiscal quarter.

See section 58 of this title.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Pub. L. 92-184 provided that the repeal is effective Jan. 1,

1972.

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-HEAD-

Sec. 46d-4. Repealed. Pub. L. 92-607, ch. V, Sec. 506(k)(5),

formerly Sec. 506(h)(5), Oct. 31, 1972, 86 Stat. 1508,

renumbered Sec. 506(i)(5), Pub. L. 95-391, title I, Sec.

108(a), Sept. 30, 1978, 92 Stat. 773, renumbered Sec.

506(j)(5), Pub. L. 96-304, title I, Sec. 101, July 8, 1980, 94

Stat. 889, renumbered Sec. 506(k)(5), Pub. L. 97-276, Sec.

101(e), Oct. 2, 1982, 96 Stat. 1189

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Section, Pub. L. 90-57, July 28, 1967, 81 Stat. 130, authorized

payment from contingent fund of Senate of charges for long distance

telephone calls by Senators. See section 58 of this title.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Section 506(k), formerly Sec. 506(h), of Pub. L. 92-607,

renumbered Sec. 506(i) by Pub. L. 95-391, title I, Sec. 108(a),

Sept. 30, 1978, 92 Stat. 773, renumbered Sec. 506(j) by Pub. L.

96-304 title I, Sec. 101, July 8, 1980, 94 Stat. 889, and

renumbered Sec. 506(k) by Pub. L. 97-276, Sec. 101(e), Oct. 2,

1982, 96 Stat. 1189, provided that the repeal is effective Jan. 1,

1973.

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2 USC Sec. 46d-5 01/06/03

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Sec. 46d-5. Repealed. Pub. L. 92-342, July 10, 1972, 86 Stat. 435

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Section, Pub. L. 91-382, Aug. 18, 1970, 84 Stat. 810, related to

reimbursement to Senators and President of Senate of official

telephone and telegraph communications charges incurred by them or

on their behalf out of contingent fund of Senate up to a maximum of

$150 per annum.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Pub. L. 92-342 provided that the repeal is effective July 1,

1972.

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2 USC Sec. 46e 01/06/03

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-HEAD-

Sec. 46e. Repealed. Pub. L. 92-607, ch. V, Sec. 506(k)(6),

formerly Sec. 506(h)(6), Oct. 31, 1972, 86 Stat. 1508,

renumbered Sec. 506(i)(6), Pub. L. 95-391, title I, Sec.

108(a), Sept. 30, 1978, 92 Stat. 773, renumbered Sec.

506(j)(6), Pub. L. 96-304, title I, Sec. 101, July 8, 1980, 94

Stat. 889, renumbered Sec. 506(k)(6), Pub. L. 97-276, Sec.

101(e), Oct. 2, 1982, 96 Stat. 1189

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Section, acts July 1, 1946, ch. 530, 60 Stat. 392; Aug. 2, 1946,

ch. 753, title I, Sec. 102, 60 Stat. 814, authorized the payment of

charges for telegrams by Senators. See section 58 of this title.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Section 506(k), formerly Sec. 506(h), of Pub. L. 92-607,

renumbered Sec. 506(i) by Pub. L. 95-391, title I, Sec. 108(a),

Sept. 30, 1978, 92 Stat. 773, renumbered Sec. 506(j) by Pub. L.

96-304, title I, Sec. 101, July 8, 1980, 94 Stat. 889, and

renumbered Sec. 506(k) by Pub. L. 97-276, Sec. 101(e), Oct. 2,

1982, 96 Stat. 1189, provided that the repeal is effective Jan. 1,

1973.

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2 USC Sec. 46f 01/06/03

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Sec. 46f. Repealed. Pub. L. 104-186, title II, Sec. 203(18)(A),

Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1727

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Section, acts June 23, 1949, ch. 238, Sec. 1, 63 Stat. 264; May

29, 1951, ch. 117, Sec. 1, 65 Stat. 47; Mar. 10, 1953, ch. 6, Sec.

1, 67 Stat. 5; Feb. 27, 1956, ch. 74, Sec. 1, 70 Stat. 31; Sept.

21, 1959, Pub. L. 86-340, Sec. 1, 73 Stat. 605, related to

telephone, telegraph, and radiotelegraph allowances for

Representatives, Delegates, and Resident Commissioner.

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Sec. 46f-1. Repealed. Feb. 27, 1956, ch. 74, Sec. 2(b), 70 Stat. 32

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Section, act July 2, 1954, ch. 455, title I, 68 Stat. 402, fixed

maximum minute allowance on long distance telephone calls of House

Members, Delegates, and Resident Commissioner.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Section 3 of act Feb. 27, 1956, provided that: ''The amendments

made by this Act (amending sections 46f and 46g of this title and

repealing this section) shall take effect as of noon on January 3,

1956.''

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2 USC Sec. 46g, 46g-1 01/06/03

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-HEAD-

Sec. 46g, 46g-1. Repealed. Pub. L. 104-186, title II, Sec.

203(18)(B), (19), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1727, 1728

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Section 46g, acts June 23, 1949, ch. 238, Sec. 2, 63 Stat. 265;

May 29, 1951, ch. 117, Sec. 1, 65 Stat. 47; July 8, 1952, ch. 590,

Sec. 1, 66 Stat. 443; Mar. 10, 1953, ch. 6, Sec. 1, 67 Stat. 5;

Feb. 27, 1956, ch. 74, Sec. 2(a), (c), 70 Stat. 32; Sept. 4, 1957,

Pub. L. 85-289, Sec. 1, 71 Stat. 614; Sept. 21, 1959, Pub. L.

86-340, Sec. 2, 73 Stat. 605; H. Res. No. 735, Eighty-seventh

Congress, July 25, 1962, enacted into permanent law by act Dec. 30,

1963, Pub. L. 88-248, Sec. 103, 77 Stat. 817; H. Res. No. 531,

Eighty-eighth Congress, Oct. 2, 1963, enacted into permanent law by

act Aug. 20, 1964, Pub. L. 88-454, Sec. 103, 78 Stat. 550; Aug. 21,

1965, Pub. L. 89-131, Sec. 1, 79 Stat. 544; H. Res. No. 901,

Eighty-ninth Congress, July 29, 1966, enacted into permanent law by

act Oct. 27, 1966, Pub. L. 89-697, ch. VI, 80 Stat. 1064, related

to telephone, telegraph, and radiotelegraph allowances for House

Members.

Section 46g-1, based on H. Res. No. 418, Sec. 1, Ninety-second

Congress, May 18, 1971, enacted into permanent law by Pub. L.

92-184, ch. IV, Dec. 15, 1971, 85 Stat. 636, related to telephone

allowances for House Members for strictly official telephone

service.

A prior section 46g-1, based on H. Res. No. 161, Ninetieth

Congress, May 11, 1967, enacted into permanent law by Pub. L.

90-392, title I, July 9, 1968, 82 Stat. 318, was repealed by H.

Res. No. 418, Sec. 3, Ninety-second Congress, May 18, 1971, enacted

into permanent law by Pub. L. 92-184, ch. IV, Dec. 15, 1971, 85

Stat. 636, effective Dec. 15, 1971.

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Sec. 46h. Repealed. May 29, 1951, ch. 117, Sec. 2, 65 Stat. 47,

eff. July 1, 1951

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Section, act June 23, 1949, ch. 238, Sec. 3, 63 Stat. 265,

related to limitation on charging telegrams to official business of

the House.

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Sec. 46i. Repealed. Pub. L. 104-186, title II, Sec. 203(18)(C),

Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1728

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Section, acts June 23, 1949, ch. 238, Sec. 6, 63 Stat. 265; May

29, 1951, ch. 117, Sec. 3, 65 Stat. 47, defined terms used in

former section 46g of this title.

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Sec. 47. Mode of payment

-STATUTE-

The compensation of Members and Delegates shall be passed as

public accounts, and paid out of the public Treasury.

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(R.S. Sec. 46.)

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CODIFICATION

R.S. Sec. 46 derived from acts Jan. 22, 1818, ch. 5, Sec. 3, 3

Stat. 404, and Feb. 10, 1854, ch. 11, Sec. 1, 10 Stat. 267.

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Sec. 48. Certification of salary and mileage accounts

-STATUTE-

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 Representatives; and such

certificates shall be conclusive upon all the departments and

officers of the Government.

-SOURCE-

(R.S. Sec. 47, 48; July 28, 1866, ch. 296, Sec. 17, 14 Stat. 323;

Jan. 20, 1874, ch. 11, 18 Stat. 4.)

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CODIFICATION

R.S. Sec. 47 derived from acts July 28, 1866, ch. 296, Sec. 17,

14 Stat. 323, and Jan. 22, 1818, ch. 5, Sec. 3, 3 Stat. 404.

R.S. Sec. 48 derived from act Sept. 30, 1850, ch. 90, Sec. 1, 9

Stat. 523.

R.S. Sec. 47 constitutes first clause and R.S. Sec. 48

constitutes remainder.

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 50 of this title.

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Sec. 49. Certificate of salary during recess

-STATUTE-

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

certificates for the monthly compensation of Members and Delegates

in Congress, which certificate shall be in the form in use on

August 15, 1876, and shall have the like force and effect as is

given to the certificate of the Speaker.

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(Aug. 15, 1876, ch. 287, Sec. 1, 19 Stat. 145.)

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Sec. 50. Substitute to sign certificates for salary and accounts

-STATUTE-

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 the direction of the

Speaker to sign in his name and for him all certificates required

by section 48 of this title for salary and accounts for traveling

expenses in going to and returning from Congress of Representatives

and Delegates.

-SOURCE-

(Nov. 12, 1903, P. Res. No. 1, 33 Stat. 1.)

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Sec. 51. Monuments to deceased Senators or House Members

-STATUTE-

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 at Arms

of the Senate, in the case of a Senator, and of the Sergeant at

Arms of the House of Representatives, in the case of a Member of

the House, to have a monument erected, of granite, with suitable

inscriptions, and the cost of the same shall be a charge upon and

paid out either from the contingent funds of the Senate or of the

House of Representatives, to whichever the deceased may have

belonged, and any existing omissions of monuments or inscriptions,

as aforesaid, are directed and authorized to be supplied in like

manner.

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(May 23, 1876, ch. 103, 19 Stat. 54.)

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NATIONAL TRUST ENDOWMENT FOR CARE AND MAINTENANCE OF CONGRESSIONAL

CEMETERY

Pub. L. 105-275, title II, Sec. 209, Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat.

2448, provided that:

''(a) Grant for Care and Maintenance of Congressional Cemetery. -

In order to assist in the perpetual care and maintenance of the

historic Congressional Cemetery, the Architect of the Capitol shall

make a grant to the National Trust for Historic Preservation

(hereafter in this section referred to as the 'National Trust') in

accordance with an agreement entered into by the Architect of the

Capitol with the National Trust and the Association for the

Preservation of Historic Congressional Cemetery (hereafter in this

section referred to as the 'Association') which contains the terms

and conditions described in subsection (b) and such other

provisions as the Architect may deem necessary or desirable for the

implementation of this section or for the protection of the

interests of the Federal Government.

''(b) Terms and Conditions of Agreement. - The terms and

conditions described in this subsection are as follows:

''(1) Upon receipt of the amounts provided under the grant made

under subsection (a), the National Trust shall deposit the

amounts in a permanently restricted account in its endowment and

shall administer, invest, and manage such grant funds in the same

manner as other National Trust endowment funds.

''(2) The National Trust shall make distributions to the

Association from the amounts deposited in the endowment pursuant

to paragraph (1), in accordance with its regularly established

spending rate, for the care and maintenance of the Cemetery

(other than the cost of personnel), except that the National

Trust may only make such distributions incrementally and

proportionately upon receipt by the National Trust of

contributions from the Association which incrementally match the

amounts provided under the grant made under subsection (a) and

which are to be added to the permanently restricted account

described in paragraph (1).

''(3) The Association shall use such distributions from the

endowment and the match for the care and maintenance of

Congressional Cemetery, except that the Association may not use

such distributions for nonroutine restoration or capital

projects.

''(4) The Association, or any successor thereto, shall maintain

adequate records and accounts of all financial transactions and

operations carried out with such distributions, and such records

shall be available at all times for audit and investigation by

the Architect of the Capitol and the Comptroller General.

''(c) No Title in United States. - Nothing in this section shall

be construed to vest title to the Congressional Cemetery in the

United States.''

CONGRESSIONAL CEMETERY; RESTORATION AND PRESERVATION; GRANTS TO THE

ASSOCIATION FOR THE PRESERVATION OF HISTORIC CONGRESSIONAL CEMETERY

Pub. L. 97-245, Aug. 26, 1982, 96 Stat. 313, provided: ''That the

Congress finds and declares that -

''(1) sections of the Congressional Cemetery in the District of

Columbia are of national historic significance, including those

areas in which John Philip Sousa, Matthew Brady, J. Edgar Hoover,

several former Members of the United States Senate and House of

Representatives, and many other persons of historical importance

and interest are buried; and

''(2) the physical condition of these areas and related

portions of the cemetery has deteriorated to the extent that

restoration is necessary to protect and preserve the historical

values of these areas.

''Sec. 2. In order to assist in the restoration and preservation

of the historic values of the Congressional Cemetery, the Architect

of the Capitol is authorized and directed to make grants to the

Association for the Preservation of Historic Congressional

Cemetery, Washington, District of Columbia, to be used for a

program of restoration and preservation (but not routine

maintenance) of the cemetery to be carried out under terms and

conditions to be prescribed by the Architect of the Capitol. The

Association shall maintain adequate records and accounts of all

financial transactions and operations carried out under such

program, and such records shall be available at all times for audit

and investigation by the Architect or the Comptroller General of

the United States. Nothing in this Act (this note) shall be

construed to vest title to the Congressional Cemetery in the United

States.

''Sec. 3. There is authorized to be appropriated $300,000 for

grants to be made under section 2 of this Act, such sums to remain

available until expended.

''Sec. 4. No authority under this Act (this note) to make

payments shall be effective except to the extent and in such

amounts as provided in advance in appropriations Acts.''

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Sec. 52, 53. Repealed. Pub. L. 92-607, ch. V, Sec. 506(k)(7),

formerly Sec. 506(h)(7), Oct. 31, 1972, 86 Stat. 1508,

redesignated Sec. 506(i)(7), Pub. L. 95-391, title I, Sec.

108(a), Sept. 30, 1978, 92 Stat. 773, redesignated Sec.

506(j)(7), Pub. L. 96-304, title I, Sec. 101, July 8, 1980, 94

Stat. 889, redesignated Sec. 506(k)(7), Pub. L. 97-276, Sec.

101(e), Oct. 2, 1982, 96 Stat. 1189

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Section 52, Pub. L. 92-184, ch. IV, Dec. 15, 1971, 85 Stat. 634,

provided for office space for Senators in their home states. See

section 58 of this title.

Similar provisions were contained in the following prior

appropriations acts:

June 27, 1956, ch. 453, 70 Stat. 359, as amended Pub. L. 89-211,

Sec. 1(b), Sept. 29, 1965, 79 Stat. 857.

Aug. 5, 1955, ch. 568, 69 Stat. 504.

July 2, 1954, ch. 455, title I, 68 Stat. 399.

Aug. 1, 1953, ch. 304, title I, 67 Stat. 321.

July 9, 1952, ch. 598, 66 Stat. 466.

Oct. 11, 1951, ch. 485, 65 Stat. 391.

Sept. 6, 1950, ch. 896, Ch. II, 64 Stat. 597.

June 22, 1949, ch. 235, 63 Stat. 219.

June 14, 1948, ch. 467, 62 Stat. 425.

Section 53, Pub. L. 92-184, ch. IV, Dec. 15, 1971, 85 Stat. 634,

provided for payment of office expenses of Senators in their home

states. See section 58 of this title.

Similar provisions were contained in the following prior

appropriations acts:

June 27, 1956, ch. 453, 70 Stat. 359, as amended Pub. L. 89-90,

July 27, 1965, 79 Stat. 269; Pub. L. 91-145, Dec. 12, 1969, 83

Stat. 343.

Aug. 5, 1955, ch. 568, 69 Stat. 504.

July 2, 1954, ch. 455, title I, 68 Stat. 399.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Section 506(k), formerly Sec. 506(h), of Pub. L. 92-607,

redesignated Sec. 506(i) by Pub. L. 95-391, title I, Sec. 108(a),

Sept. 30, 1978, 92 Stat. 773, redesignated Sec. 506(j) by Pub. L.

96-304, title I, Sec. 101, July 8, 1980, 94 Stat. 889, and

redesignated Sec. 506(k) by Pub. L. 97-276, Sec. 101(e), Oct. 2,

1982, 96 Stat. 1189, provided that the repeal is effective Jan. 1,

1973.

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-HEAD-

Sec. 54. Annotated United States Code for Members of House of

Representatives to be paid for from Members' Representational

Allowance

-STATUTE-

(a) In general

The Clerk of the House of Representatives shall, at the request

of a Member of the House of Representatives, furnish to the Member,

for official use only, one set of a privately published annotated

version of the United States Code, including supplements and pocket

parts. The furnishing of a set of the United States Code under

this section shall be in lieu of any distribution under section 212

of title 1 and shall be paid for from the Members' Representational

Allowance.

(b) ''Member of the House of Representatives'' defined

As used in this section, the term ''Member of the House of

Representatives'' means a Representative in, or a Delegate or

Resident Commissioner to, the Congress.

(c) Regulations

The Committee on House Oversight of the House of Representatives

shall have authority to prescribe regulations to carry out this

section.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 104-186, title I, Sec. 107, Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat.

1723.)

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CODIFICATION

Section is comprised of section 107 of Pub. L. 104-186. Subsec.

(d) of section 107 of Pub. L. 104-186 repealed former section 54 of

this title. See Prior Provisions note below.

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PRIOR PROVISIONS

A prior section 54, based on H. Res. No. 506, Ninetieth Congress,

Aug. 21, 1967, enacted into permanent law by Pub. L. 90-392, title

I, July 9, 1968, 82 Stat. 318, related to procurement for House

Members of sets of United States Code Annotated or Federal Code

Annotated, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 104-186, title I, Sec.

107(d), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1723.

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CHANGE OF NAME

Committee on House Oversight of House of Representatives changed

to Committee on House Administration of House of Representatives by

House Resolution No. 5, One Hundred Sixth Congress, Jan. 6, 1999.

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2 USC Sec. 55 01/06/03

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Sec. 55. United States Code Annotated or United States Code

Service; procurement for Senators

-STATUTE-

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 is authorized and directed

to supply to a Senator upon written request of, and as specified

by, that Senator -

(1) one copy of each of the volumes of the United States Code

Annotated being published at the time the Senator takes office,

and, as long as that Senator holds office, one copy of each

replacement volume, each annual pocket part, and each pamphlet

supplementing each such pocket part to the United States Code

Annotated; or

(2) one copy of each of the volumes of the United States Code

Service being published at the time the Senator takes office,

and, as long as the Senator holds office, one copy of each

replacement volume and each pocket supplement to the United

States Code Service.

A Senator is entitled to make a written request under this

paragraph and be supplied such volumes, pocket parts, and

supplements the first time he takes office as a Senator and each

time thereafter he takes office as a Senator after a period of time

during which he has not been a Senator. In submitting such written

request, the Senator shall certify that the volumes, pocket parts,

or supplements he is to be supplied are to be for his exclusive,

personal use. A Senator holding office on July 9, 1971, shall be

entitled to file a written request and receive the volumes, pocket

parts, and supplements, as the case may be, referred to in this

paragraph if such request is filed within 60 days after July 9,

1971. Expenses incurred under this authorization shall be paid from

the contingent fund of the Senate.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 92-51, July 9, 1971, 85 Stat. 129; Pub. L. 92-607, ch. V,

Sec. 501, Oct. 31, 1972, 86 Stat. 1504.)

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AMENDMENTS

1972 - Pub. L. 92-607 substituted ''United States Code Service''

for ''Federal Code Annotated'' in two places.

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Sec. 56. Repealed. Pub. L. 104-186, title II, Sec. 203(20)(A), Aug.

20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1728

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Section, based on H. Res. No. 418, Sec. 2, Ninety-second

Congress, May 18, 1971, enacted into permanent law by Pub. L.

92-184, ch. IV, Dec. 15, 1971, 85 Stat. 636, related to office

expenses within District of Columbia of Delegate from District of

Columbia.

REIMBURSEMENT OF EXPENSES OF HOUSE MEMBERS; MEMBER OF HOUSE OF

REPRESENTATIVES AND MEMBER DEFINED

Section 302(a), (b), and (d) of H. Res. No. 287, Ninety-fifth

Congress, Mar. 2, 1977, enacted into permanent law by Pub. L.

95-94, title I, Sec. 115, Aug. 5, 1977, 91 Stat. 668, which related

to reimbursement to Members of House of Representatives for

official expenses incurred in the United States, was repealed by

Pub. L. 104-186, title II, Sec. 203(20)(B), Aug. 20, 1996, 110

Stat. 1728.

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Sec. 57. Adjustment of House of Representatives allowances by

Committee on House Oversight

-STATUTE-

(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 the Committee, fix and adjust the

amounts, terms, and conditions of, and other matters relating to,

allowances of the House of Representatives within the following

categories:

(1) For Members of the House of Representatives, the Members'

Representational Allowance, including all aspects of official

mail within the jurisdiction of the Committee under section 59e

of this title.

(2) For committees, the Speaker, the Majority and Minority

Leaders, the Clerk, the Sergeant at Arms, and the Chief

Administrative Officer, allowances for official mail (including

all aspects of official mail within the jurisdiction of the

Committee under section 59e of this title), stationery, and

telephone and telegraph and other communications.

(b) Provision specified

The provision of law referred to in subsection (a) of this

section is section 57a of this title.

(c) ''Member of the House of Representatives'' defined

As used in this section, the term ''Member of the House of

Representatives'' means a Representative in, or a Delegate or

Resident Commissioner to, the Congress.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 92-184, ch. IV, Dec. 15, 1971, 85 Stat. 636; Pub. L.

104-186, title I, Sec. 102, Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1719; Pub. L.

106-57, title I, Sec. 103(a)(4)(A), Sept. 29, 1999, 113 Stat. 415.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section is based on House Resolution No. 457, Ninety-second

Congress, July 21, 1971, which was enacted into permanent law by

Pub. L. 92-184.

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AMENDMENTS

1999 - Subsec. (a)(1), (2). Pub. L. 106-57 substituted ''all

aspects of official mail'' for ''all aspects of the Official Mail

Allowance''.

1996 - Pub. L. 104-186 amended section generally. Prior to

amendment, section consisted of subsecs. (a) and (b) authorizing

Committee on House Administration to adjust certain allowances for

Members, committees, and officers of House of Representatives.

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CHANGE OF NAME

Committee on House Oversight of House of Representatives changed

to Committee on House Administration of House of Representatives by

House Resolution No. 5, One Hundred Sixth Congress, Jan. 6, 1999.

-MISC4-

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1999 AMENDMENT

Pub. L. 106-57, title I, Sec. 103(c), Sept. 29, 1999, 113 Stat.

416, provided that: ''The amendments made by this section (amending

this section and sections 59e and 92 of this title) shall apply

with respect to the first session of the One Hundred Sixth Congress

and each succeeding session of Congress.''

CLERK HIRE ALLOWANCE; INCREASE

Pub. L. 101-520, title I, Sec. 104, Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 2262,

effective for 102d Congress, increased authorization for the Clerk

Hire Allowance by $50,000.

COMMITTEE ORDER NO. 1 (REVISED) (FOOTNOTE 1)

(FOOTNOTE 1) Rescinded. See Committee Order No. 12.

Resolved, that effective January 25, 1972, each Member of the

House of Representatives shall be entitled to office space suitable

for his use in the district he represents at such places designated

by him in such district. The Sergeant at Arms shall secure office

space satisfactory to the Member in post offices or Federal

buildings at not more than two (2) locations if such space is

available. Office space to which a Member is entitled under this

resolution which is not secured by the Sergeant at Arms may be

secured by the Member, and the Clerk shall approve for payment from

the contingent fund of the House of Representatives vouchers

covering bona fide statements of amounts due for office space not

exceeding a total allowance to each Member of $200 per month; but

if a Member certifies to the Committee on House Administration that

he is unable to obtain suitable space in his district for $200 per

month due to high rental rates or other factors, the Committee on

House Administration may, as the Committee considers appropriate,

direct the Clerk to approve for payment from the contingent fund of

the House of Representatives vouchers covering bona fide statements

of amounts due for suitable office space not exceeding a total

allowance to each Member of $350 per month. Members shall be

entitled to have no more than three (3) district offices outfitted

with office equipment, carpeting, and draperies at the expense of

the General Services Administration.

As used in this resolution the term ''Member'' means any Member

of the House of Representatives, the Resident Commissioner of

Puerto Rico, and the Delegate of the District of Columbia.

COMMITTEE ORDER NO. 2 (REVISED)

Resolved, that effective January 3, 1973, until otherwise

provided by order of the Committee on House Administration:

(a) The contingent fund of the House of Representatives is made

available for reimbursement of transportation expenses incurred by

Members (including the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico) in

traveling on official business, by the nearest usual route, between

Washington, District of Columbia, and any point in the district

which he represents, for not more than 36 round trips during each

Congress, such reimbursement to be made in accordance with rules

and regulations established by the Committee on House

Administration of the House of Representatives.

(b) The contingent fund of the House of Representatives is made

available for reimbursement of transportation expenses incurred by

employees in the office of a Member (including the Resident

Commissioner from Puerto Rico) for not more than 6 round trips

during any Congress between Washington, District of Columbia and

any point in the Congressional district represented by the Member.

Such payment shall be made only upon vouchers approved by the

Member, containing a certification by him that such travel was

performed on official duty. The Committee on House Administration

shall make such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry

out this section.

(c) A Member of the House of Representatives (including the

Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico) may elect to receive in any

Congress, in lieu of reimbursement of transportation expenses for

such Congress is authorized in paragraph (a) above, a lump sum

transportation payment of $2,250 for each Congress. The Committee

on House Administration of the House of Representatives shall make

such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out this

section.

(d) This order shall not affect any allowance for travel of

Members of the House of Representatives (including the Resident

Commissioner from Puerto Rico) which is authorized to be paid from

funds other than the contingent fund of the House of

Representatives.

COMMITTEE ORDER NO. 3

Resolved, that effective March 1, 1972, until otherwise provided

by order of the Committee on House Administration, each Member of

the House of Representatives, the Resident Commissioner from Puerto

Rico, and the Delegate from the District of Columbia shall be

entitled to an annual clerk hire allowance of $157,092 for not to

exceed 16 clerks. There shall be paid out of the contingent fund

of the House of Representatives such sums as may be necessary to

carry out this order until otherwise provided by law.

COMMITTEE ORDER NO. 4

Resolved, that effective January 3, 1973, until otherwise

provided by order of the Committee on House Administration; the

allowance for stationery for each Member of the House of

Representatives, Delegates, and Resident Commissioner shall be

$4,250 per regular session.

COMMITTEE ORDER NO. 5

Resolved, that effective May 1, 1973, until otherwise provided by

order of the Committee on House Administration upon written request

to the Committee on House Administration, a Member, the Resident

Commissioner from Puerto Rico, or a Delegate to the House of

Representatives may employ in lieu of 1 of the 16 clerks allowed

under his clerk hire allowance, a research assistant at such salary

as the Member may designate. The Member's annual clerk hire

allowance will then be increased at the rate of $20,000.

There shall be paid out of the contingent fund of the House of

Representatives such sums as may be necessary to carry out this

order until otherwise provided by law.

COMMITTEE ORDER NO. 6

Resolved, that effective May 1, 1973, until otherwise provided by

order of the Committee on House Administration, upon written

request to the Committee on House Administration, a Member, the

Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico or a Delegate to the House

of Representatives may allocate up to $250 a month of any unused

portion of his clerk hire allowance for the leasing of equipment

necessary for the conduct of his office.

There shall be paid out of the contingent fund of the House of

Representatives such sums as may be necessary to carry out this

order until otherwise provided by law.

COMMITTEE ORDER NO. 7

Resolved, that effective October 1, 1973, until otherwise

provided by Order of the Committee on House Administration the

quarterly allowance for official telephone service outside the

District of Columbia for Members, Delegates, and the Resident

Commissioner from Puerto Rico is increased from $450 quarterly to

$600 quarterly.

COMMITTEE ORDER NO. 8

Resolved, that effective October 1, 1973, until otherwise

provided by Order of the Committee on House Administration the

quarterly allowance for official office expenses incurred outside

the District of Columbia by Members, Delegates, and the Resident

Commissioner from Puerto Rico has been increased from $300

quarterly to $500 quarterly.

COMMITTEE ORDER NO. 9

Resolved, that effective October 1, 1973, until otherwise

provided by Order of the Committee on House Administration the

number of units provided for official telephone calls, telegrams,

cablegrams, and radiograms made or sent by on or behalf of a

Member, Delegate, or the Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico has

been increased from 80,000 units to 100,000 units for each regular

session of Congress. Such units shall accumulate and be available

for use until the aggregate number of such units in the close of

each session is not more than 200,000. Unused units in excess of

200,000 at the close of session may not be carried forward for use

in a succeeding session.

COMMITTEE ORDER NO. 10

Resolved, that until otherwise provided by the Committee on House

Administration, there shall be paid from the contingent fund of the

House of Representatives to each Member, Resident Commissioner, or

Delegate to the House of Representatives an additional allowance of

$1,000 for stationery. Such payment shall be effective each

session beginning with the 2nd Session of the 93d Congress.

Effective date: 2d Session of the 93d Congress.

COMMITTEE ORDER NO. 11

Resolved, that effective January 1, 1974, until otherwise

provided by the Committee on House Administration, one word of a

telegram, cablegram, or radiogram, shall be charged as two (2)

units, except that one word of a night letter shall be charged as

one (1) unit. In addition, twelve (12) units shall be charged for

physical delivery of any telegram, cablegram, or radiogram, by the

Telegraph Company.

COMMITTEE ORDER NO. 12

Resolved, that effective March 1, 1974, each Member of the House

of Representatives shall be entitled to office space suitable for

his use in the district he represents at such places designated by

him in such district. The Sergeant at Arms shall secure office

space satisfactory to the Member in post offices or Federal

buildings at not more than three (3) locations if such space is

available. Office space to which a Member is entitled under this

resolution which is not secured by the Sergeant At Arms may be

secured by the Member, and the Clerk shall approve for payment from

the contingent fund of the House of Representatives vouchers

covering bona fide statements of amounts due for office space not

exceeding a total allowance to each Member of $200 per month; but

if a Member certifies to the Committee on House Administration that

he is unable to obtain suitable space in his district for $200 per

month due to high rental rates or other factors, the Committee on

House Administration may, as the Committee considers appropriate,

direct the Clerk to approve for payment from the contingent fund of

the House of Representatives vouchers covering bona fide statements

of amounts due for suitable office space not exceeding a total

allowance to each Member of $500 per month. In the event suitable

office space is not available in post offices or other Federal

buildings and the Member certifies to the Committee on House

Administration that he is unable to obtain suitable private space

in his district for $500.00 per month due to high rental rates or

other factors, the Committee on House Administration may direct the

Clerk to approve for payment from the contingent fund of the House

of Representatives vouchers covering bona fide statements of

amounts due for suitable office space not exceeding approximately

1,500 square feet at rates not to exceed the highest applicable

rate charged to Federal agencies in the district established by

regulations issued by the Administrator of General Services

pursuant to Section 210(j) of the Federal Property and

Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended (40 U.S.C. 490(j))

(now 40 U.S.C. 586(a), (b)). Members shall be entitled to have no

more than three (3) district offices outfitted with office

equipment, carpeting, and draperies at the expense of the General

Services Administration.

As used in this resolution the term ''Member'' means any Member

of the House of Representatives, the Resident Commissioner from

Puerto Rico, and the Delegates from the District of Columbia, Guam,

and the Virgin Islands.

Committee Order No. 12 rescinds the provisions of Committee Order

No. 1 revised.

COMMITTEE ORDER NO. 13

Resolved, that in addition to postage stamps authorized to be

furnished under any other provision of law, until otherwise

provided by order of the Committee on House Administration, the

Clerk of the House of Representatives shall for each regular

session of Congress procure and furnish United States postage

stamps to each Representative, the Resident Commissioner of Puerto

Rico, and the Delegates from the District of Columbia, Guam, and

the Virgin Islands in an amount not exceeding $230, and to each

standing committee of the House of Representatives upon request of

the chairman thereof, in an amount not exceeding $140. In addition

to postage stamps authorized under any other provision of law,

until otherwise provided by order of the Committee on House

Administration, the Speaker, the majority and minority leaders, and

the majority and minority whips of the House of Representatives

shall each be allowed United States postage stamps in an amount not

exceeding $205.

Effective date: August 20, 1974.

COMMITTEE ORDER NO. 14

Resolved, that until otherwise provided by order of the Committee

on House Administration; the allowance for Stationery for each

Member of the House of Representatives, Delegate, and Resident

Commissioner, shall be $6,500 per regular session. Such payment

shall be made to each Member, Delegate, and the Resident

Commissioner serving as such on or after the date of adoption of

this resolution.

Effective date: August 20, 1974.

COMMITTEE ORDER NO. 15

Resolved, the Clerk of the House is authorized and directed to

pay each Member, the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico, and

the Delegates to the House of Representatives from the contingent

fund of the House the amount of $500 quarterly upon the

certification of each such Member, Resident Commissioner and

Delegate for official expenses incurred outside the District of

Columbia; effective with the beginning of the 94th Congress.

Effective date: December 18, 1974.

COMMITTEE ORDER NO. 16

Resolved, that effective this date, until otherwise provided by

order of the Committee on House Administration, each Member, the

Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico, and the Delegate from the

District of Columbia to the House of Representatives shall be

entitled to an annual clerk hire allowance for the employment of

not to exceed 18 clerks, and the Delegates from Guam and the Virgin

Islands to the House of Representatives shall be entitled to an

annual clerk hire allowance for the employment of not to exceed 11

clerks.

Effective date: March 6, 1975.

COMMITTEE ORDER NO. 17

Resolved, that effective March 1, 1975, until otherwise provided

by order of the Committee on House Administration, upon written

request to the Committee on House Administration, a Member, the

Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico or a Delegate to the House

of Representatives may allocate an amount not to exceed $250 a

month of any unused portion of his or her clerk hire allowance for

the leasing of equipment necessary for the conduct of his or her

office or for the leasing of computer and related services in

connection with his or her official duties.

COMMITTEE ORDER NO. 18

Resolved, that effective this date, until otherwise provided by

order of the Committee on House Administration, each Member, the

Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico or a Delegate to the House

of Representatives is authorized a $650 per month allowance to

lease office equipment, and upon written request to the Committee

on House Administration, a Member, the Resident Commissioner from

Puerto Rico or a Delegate to the House of Representatives may

allocate an amount not to exceed $250 a month of any unused portion

of his or her clerk hire allowance for the leasing of equipment

necessary for the conduct of his or her office or for the leasing

of computer and related services in connection with his or her

official duties. The said monthly allowances are not cumulative.

Effective date: April 23, 1975.

COMMITTEE ORDER NO. 19

Resolved, that effective this date (June 2, 1975), until

otherwise provided by order of the Committee on House

Administration:

(a) The contingent fund of the House of Representatives is made

available for reimbursement of transportation expenses incurred by

Members (including the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico, the

Delegates from the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, and

Guam) in traveling, on official business, by the nearest usual

route, between Washington, District of Columbia, and any point in

the district which he represents, for not more than 26-round trips

during each session of Congress (at the discretion of the Member,

Resident Commissioner and Delegates no more than 6 of the 26-round

trips may be allocated to the employees of their offices, such

reimbursement to be made in accordance with rules and regulations

established by the Committee on House Administration of the House

of Representatives.

(b) The contingent fund of the House of Representatives is made

available for reimbursement of transportation expenses incurred by

employees in the office of a Member (including the Resident

Commissioner from Puerto Rico, the Delegates from the District of

Columbia, the Virgin Islands, and Guam) in traveling, on official

business, by the nearest usual route, between Washington, District

of Columbia, and any point in the Congressional district

represented by the Member, for not more than 6-round trips during

each session of Congress. Such payment shall be made only upon the

receipt of a voucher approved by the Member, containing a

certification by him stating that such travel was performed on

official business. The Committee on House Administration shall

make such rules and regulations as may be necessary to carry out

this section.

(c) A Member of the House of Representatives (including the

Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico, the Delegates from the

District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, and Guam) may elect to

receive in each session of Congress, in lieu of reimbursement of

transportation expenses for each session of Congress as authorized

in paragraph (a) above, a lump sum transportation payment of $2,250

for each session of Congress. The Committee on House Administration

of the House of Representatives shall make such rules and

regulations as may be necessary to carry out this section.

(d) This order shall not affect any allowance for travel of

Members of the House of Representatives (including the Resident

Commissioner from Puerto Rico, the Delegates from the District of

Columbia, the Virgin Islands, and Guam) which is authorized to be

paid from funds other than the contingent fund of the House of

Representatives.

COMMITTEE ORDER NO. 20

Resolved, that effective June 1, 1975, until otherwise provided

by order of the Committee on House Administration, each Member of

the House of Representatives, the Resident Commissioner from Puerto

Rico, and the Delegates from the District of Columbia, the Virgin

Islands, and Guam shall be entitled to an additional annual clerk

hire allowance of $22,500. There shall be paid out of the

contingent fund of the House of Representatives such sums as may be

necessary to carry out this order until otherwise provided by law.

COMMITTEE ORDER NO. 21

Resolved, that effective June 1, 1975, until otherwise provided

by order of the Committee on House Administration, each Member of

the House of Representatives, Delegate and Resident Commissioner

shall be entitled to a constituent communication's allowance

equivalent to the fair market value of the printing and production

costs of two standard 11 x 17 inch Congressional district-wide

constituent reports per annum for use in production and printing of

newsletters, questionnaires or similar correspondence eligible to

be mailed under the frank. The Committee on House Administration

shall make such rules and regulations as may be necessary to

establish the fair market value of the cost of printing and

production of two standard 11 x 17 inch Congressional district-wide

constituent report. There shall be paid out of the contingent fund

of the House of Representatives such sums as may be necessary until

otherwise provided by law.

COMMITTEE ORDER NO. 22

Resolved, that effective for the 94th Congress, until otherwise

provided by Order of the Committee on House Administration, that in

addition to the basic installation and service charges not to

exceed the cost of three telephone lines at each of three district

offices, the number of units provided for official telephone calls,

telegrams, cablegrams, and radiograms made or sent by on or behalf

of a Member, Delegate, or the Resident Commissioner of Puerto Rico

is hereby changed to an overall allowance of 125,000 units for each

regular session of Congress. These units shall be transferable

among the Washington, D.C. and district offices. In addition,

payment for the use of a WATS line is authorized, but the charges

for such WATS line shall be calculated and deducted at a rate of 11

cents per unit. Such units shall accumulate and be available for

use until the aggregate number of such units at the close of each

session or Congress is not more than 250,000. Unused units in

excess of 250,000 at the close of a session may not be carried

forward for use in a succeeding session or Congress.

COMMITTEE ORDER NO. 23

Resolved, that effective this date (July 29, 1975), until

otherwise provided by order of the Committee on House

Administration, each Member, the Resident Commissioner from Puerto

Rico or a Delegate to the House of Representatives is authorized

upon written request to the Committee on House Administration, to

allocate an amount not to exceed $1000 a month of any unused

portion of his or her clerk hire allowance for the leasing of

computer and related services in connection with his or her

official duties. The said monthly allowance is not cumulative.

COMMITTEE ORDER NO. 24

Resolved, that effective October 1, 1975, until otherwise

provided by order of the Committee on House Administration, each

Member, the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico or a Delegate to

the House of Representatives is authorized a $750.00 per month

allowance to lease office equipment, and upon written request to

the Committee on House Administration, a Member, the Resident

Commissioner from Puerto Rico or a Delegate to the House of

Representatives may allocate an amount not to exceed $250.00 a

month of any unused portion of his or her clerk hire allowance for

the leasing of equipment necessary for the conduct of his or her

office in connection with his or her official duties. The said

monthly allowances are not cumulative.

COMMITTEE ORDER NO. 25

Resolved, that effective immediately prior to noon on January 3,

1977, until otherwise provided by order of the Committee on House

Administration, the allowance for airmail and special delivery

stamps authorized by 2 U.S.C. 42c and 42d shall be reduced from its

existing level to one dollar per session.

COMMITTEE ORDER NO. 26

Resolved, that effective immediately prior to noon, January 3,

1977, until otherwise provided by Order of the Committee on House

Administration, each Member of the House of Representatives shall

be entitled to annual clerk-hire allowance of $238,584.00 for not

to exceed 18 clerks. The amount of this allowance may be adjusted

by the Committee on House Administration subsequent to the adoption

of this order to reflect any adjustment to federal salary levels

that occur under the Federal Pay Comparability Act of 1971.

The Committee on House Administration of the House of

Representatives shall promulgate such regulations as may be

necessary to carry out the provisions of this resolution.

''Member'' means each Representative in, or Delegate or Resident

Commissioner to, the House of Representatives.

COMMITTEE ORDER NO. 27

Resolved, that effective September 1, 1976, until otherwise

provided by order of the Committee on House Administration,

reimbursements to Members for authorized expenditures shall be made

only as prescribed by regulations of, and on forms issued by the

Committee on House Administration.

''Member'' means each Representative in, or Delegate or Resident

Commissioner to, the House of Representatives.

COMMITTEE ORDER NO. 28

Resolved, that effective immediately prior to noon on January 3,

1977, until otherwise provided by Order of the Committee on House

Administration, if a Member elects to utilize WATS or similar

service in his or her office in the District of Columbia, the

Telecommunications Allowance shall be reduced by one-half. The

Committee on House Administration shall promulgate regulations to

implement this order and ensure adequate telecommunications service

for Members representing districts where WATS or similar service is

not available.

''Member'' means each Representative in, or Delegate or Resident

Commissioner to, the House of Representatives.

COMMITTEE ORDER NO. 29

Resolved, that effective immediately prior to noon on January 3,

1977, until otherwise provided by Order of the Committee on House

Administration, a Member may at any time during a session of

Congress:

1 - Receive in lieu of transportation authorized under 2 U.S.C.

43b a lump sum payment not to exceed $1.00 per session.

2 - Withdraw a sum not to exceed $1.00 per session from his or

her stationery account.

3 - Receive under the provisions of 2 U.S.C. 122a an amount not

to exceed $1.00 per session for official expenses outside the

District of Columbia unless such Member submits an itemization of

the expenses for which such Member seeks reimbursement.

The Committee on House Administration of the House of

Representatives shall promulgate such regulations as may be

necessary to carry out the provisions of this resolution.

''Member'' means each Representative in, or Delegate or Resident

Commissioner to, the House of Representatives.

COMMITTEE ORDER NO. 30

Resolved, that effective immediately prior to noon on January 3,

1977, until otherwise provided by Order of the Committee on House

Administration, Members may elect to transfer the authorization to

expend funds among the following allowances.

1. Constituent Communication Allowance.

2. Official Expenses Outside the District of Columbia Allowance.

3. Stationery Allowance.

4. Equipment Lease Allowance.

5. Travel Allowance for Members and Designated Employees. The

maximum amount transferable will be limited to an amount computed

as follows:

64 times the rate per mile between the District of Columbia and

the furthest point in the Member's District, according to the

Rand McNally Standard Highway Mileage Guide. In no case shall

this amount be less than $2,250. The following rates per mile

apply:

Under 500 miles

$.15/mile

At least 500 but under 750 miles

.14/mile

At least 750 but under 1000 miles

.13/mile

At least 1000 but under 1750 miles

.12/mile

At least 1750 but under 2250 miles

.11/mile

At least 2250 but under 2500 miles

.10/mile

At least 2500 but under 3000 miles

.09/mile

3000 miles or over

.08/mile

6. Telephone and Telegraph Allowance. The maximum amount

transferable will be limited to an amount computed as follows:

15,000 minutes times the highest long-distance telephone rate from

the District of Columbia to the Member's District.

If the Member has elected to utilize WATS or similar service in

his or her office in the District of Columbia, the amount will

be reduced by one-half.

7. District Office Rental Allowance. The maximum amount

transferable will be computed as follows:

1500 times the highest allowable GSA rental cost per square foot

for office space in the Member's District.

Additionally, a Member may transfer a maximum of $12,000 per

regular session of Congress for computer and related services and a

maximum of $3,000 per regular session of Congress for Office

Equipment leasing for his or her clerk-hire allowance.

All transfers made under this order shall be among the several

above-stated categories and for the necessary and official expenses

incurred by the Member in the conduct of his or her duties as a

Member of the House of Representatives.

In the event the House precludes the use of the contingent fund

of the House for implementation of this committee order, the status

quo anti shall be restored as respects the individual accounts and

allowances heretofore established by committee order or regulation

prior to the adoption of this committee order.

The Committee on House Administration of the House of

Representatives shall promulgate such regulations as may be

necessary to carry out the provisions of this resolution.

''Member'' means each Representative in, or Delegate or Resident

Commissioner to, the House of Representatives.

COMMITTEE ORDER NO. 31

Resolved, that effective April 1, 1977, until otherwise provided

by order of the Committee on House Administration, each Member,

Delegate or Resident Commissioner of the House of Representatives

may compensate employees from the clerk-hire allowance at a per

annum rate equivalent to, and not to exceed, the highest per annum

rate of basic pay, as in effect from time to time, authorized for

Level V of the Executive Schedule (5 U.S.C. 5316).

TO ACCOMPANY COMMITTEE ORDER NO. 31

This order will tie the maximum annual rate of compensation which

may be paid from the clerk-hire allowance to the Executive

Schedule, and will reestablish the previously existing parity

between the maximum which may be paid a committee employee, and the

maximum which may be paid a clerk-hire employee.

The Order raises the ceiling from its present level of $39,600 to

$47,500, which corresponds to a Level V position, but provides no

additional funds to the clerk-hire allowance. If a Member desires

to raise an employee's salary, it must be done from the existing

allowance.

This action is clearly within the Committee's authority under 2

U.S.C. 57 as modified by H.Res. 1372 (P.L. 94-440) (2 U.S.C. 57a),

because it sets a ''term or condition'' of an allowance, and does

not fix or adjust the amount of an allowance, which action would

require a vote on the House floor.

COMMITTEE ORDER NO. 32

Resolved, That effective October 1, 1977, until otherwise

provided by order of the Committee on House Administration,

reimbursement for travel by members and employees by privately

owned conveyance shall be at the rate of 17 cents per mile for

automobile, 15 cents per mile for motorcycle, 36 cents per mile for

aircraft, and that such reimbursement shall be made in accordance

with rules and regulations established by the Committee on House

Administration.

COMMITTEE ORDER NO. 33

Resolved, That effective May 1, 1981, until otherwise provided by

the Committee on House Administration, the Allowance for Official

Expenses and the Inventory Allowance for District Office Equipment

and Furnishings are adjusted as follows:

1. The base allowance for Official expenses is increased to

$47,300.

2. The Travel Allowance is increased to a base of $4,950, and the

multiplier in the formula used to compute the variable for travel

is increased to a range of 18 to 30 cents.

3. The Inventory Allowance for District Office Equipment and

Furnishing is increased to $35,000.

Expenditures of these funds shall be made in accordance with

rules and regulations established by the Committee on House

Administration.

COMMITTEE ORDER NO. 34

Resolved, that effective January 3, 1983, until otherwise

provided by the Committee on House Administration, the Allowance

for Official Expenses is as follows:

1. The base allowance for Official Expenses is increased to

$52,000.

2. The Travel Allowance is increased to a minimum of $5,700, and

the multiplier in the formula used to compute the variable for

travel is increased to a range of 21 to 35 cents.

Expenditures of these funds shall be made in accordance with

rules and regulations established by the Committee on House

Administration.

COMMITTEE ORDER NO. 35

Resolved, That effective May 1, 1983, until otherwise provided by

the Committee on House Administration, the Clerk-Hire Allowance and

the Official Expenses Allowance are adjusted as follows:

1. The base allowance for Official Expenses is increased by

$15,000.

2. Each session a Member may allocate not to exceed $30,000 from

the basic Clerk-Hire Allowance which may be used to supplement the

Official Expenses Allowance, and may allocate not to exceed $30,000

from the Official Expenses Allowance to supplement the basic

Clerk-Hire Allowance, provided however that monthly Clerk-Hire

disbursements may not exceed 10 percent of the basic Clerk-Hire

Allowance.

All disbursements and allocations shall be made in accordance

with rules and regulations established by the Committee on House

Administration.

COMMITTEE ORDER NO. 36

Resolved, That effective January 3, 1984, until otherwise

provided by the Committee on House Administration, the Allowance

for Official Expenses is adjusted as follows:

(1) The Travel Allowance is increased to reflect a cost per mile

variable ranging from $.23 to $.39, with a minimum of $6,200.

Expenditures of these funds shall be made in accordance with

rules and regulations established by the Committee on House

Administration.

COMMITTEE ORDER NO. 37

Resolved, That effective October 1, 1985, until otherwise

provided by order of the Committee on House Administration, each

Member is entitled to three FTS lines for use in district office(s)

without charge to the official expenses allowance.

COMMITTEE ORDER NO. 38

Resolved, That effective August 1, 1985, until otherwise provided

by the Committee on House Administration, the Clerk-Hire Allowance

and the Official Expenses Allowance are adjusted as follows:

Each session a member may allocate not to exceed $40,000 from the

basic Clerk-Hire Allowance which may be used to supplement the

Official Expenses Allowance, and may allocate not to exceed $40,000

from the Official Expenses Allowance to supplement the basic

Clerk-Hire Allowance, provided however that monthly Clerk-Hire

disbursements may not exceed 10% of the basic Clerk-Hire Allowance.

All disbursements and allocations shall be made in accordance

with rules and regulations established by the Committee on House

Administration.

COMMITTEE ORDER NO. 39

Resolved, that effective March 15, 1990, until otherwise provided

by the Committee on House Administration, the Clerk-Hire Allowance

and the Official Expenses Allowance are adjusted as follows:

Each session a Member may allocate not to exceed $50,000 from the

basic Clerk-Hire Allowance which may be used to supplement the

Official Expenses Allowance, and may allocate not to exceed

$50,000 from the Official Expenses Allowance to supplement the

basic Clerk-Hire Allowance, provided however that monthly

Clerk-Hire disbursements may not exceed 10% of the basic

Clerk-Hire Allowance.

All disbursements and allocations shall be made in accordance

with rules and regulations established by the Committee on House

Administration.

COMMITTEE ORDER NO. 40

Resolved, That effective May 8, 1991, until otherwise provided by

the Committee on House Administration, the Clerk-Hire Allowance and

the Official Expenses Allowance are adjusted as follows: Each

session a Member may allocate not to exceed $75,000 from the basic

Clerk-Hire Allowance which may be used to supplement the Official

Expenses Allowance, and may allocate not to exceed $75,000 from the

Official Expenses Allowance to supplement the basic Clerk-Hire

Allowance, provided however that monthly Clerk Hire disbursements

may not exceed 10 percent of the basic Clerk-Hire Allowance.

All disbursements and allocations shall be made in accordance

with rules and regulations established by the Committee on House

Administration.

COMMITTEE ORDER NO. 41

Resolved, That (a) effective September 1, 1995, and subject to

subsection (b), the Clerk Hire Allowance, the Official Expenses

Allowance, and the Official Mail Allowance shall cease to exist and

the functions formerly carried out under such allowances shall be

carried out under a single allowance, to be known as the ''Members'

Representational Allowance''.

(b) Under the Members' Representational Allowance, the amount

that shall be available to a Member for franked mail with respect

to a session of Congress shall be the amount allocated for that

purpose by the Committee on House Oversight under paragraphs (1)(A)

and (2)(B) of subsection (e) of section 311 of the Legislative

Branch Appropriations Act, 1991 (2 U.S.C. 59e(e)(1)(A), (2)(B)),

plus an amount equal to the amount permitted to be transferred to

the former Official Mail Allowance under paragraph (3) of that

subsection.

Sec. 2. The Committee on House Oversight shall have authority to

prescribe regulations to carry out this resolution.

COMMITTEE ORDER NO. 42

Resolved, that pursuant to 2 U.S.C. Sec. 57 and 2 U.S.C. Sec.

59e, the Committee hereby orders that:

Sec. 1 Effective January 3, 1999 the amount available within the

Members' Representational Allowance for franked mail with respect

to a session of Congress shall not be limited by subsection (b) of

Committee Order No. 41.

Sec. 2 The Committee on House Oversight shall have the authority

to prescribe regulations to carry out this resolution.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 57a of this title.

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2 USC Sec. 57a 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 3 - COMPENSATION AND ALLOWANCES OF MEMBERS

-HEAD-

Sec. 57a. Limitation on allowance authority of Committee on House

Oversight

-STATUTE-

(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 of -

(1) a change in the price of materials, services, or office

space;

(2) a technological change or other improvement in office

equipment; or

(3) an increase under section 5303 of title 5 in rates of pay

under the General Schedule.

(b) Resolution requirement

In the case of reasons other than the reasons specified in

paragraph (1), (2), or (3) of subsection (a) of this section, the

fixing and adjustment of the allowances of the House of

Representatives in the categories described in the provision of law

specified in subsection (c) of this section may be carried out only

by resolution of the House of Representatives.

(c) Provision specified

The provision of law referred to in subsections (a) and (b) of

this section is section 57 of this title.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 94-440, title II, Sec. 101, Oct. 1, 1976, 90 Stat. 1448;

Pub. L. 104-186, title I, Sec. 103, Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1720.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

The General Schedule, referred to in subsec. (a)(3), is set out

under section 5332 of Title 5, Government Organization and

Employees.

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CODIFICATION

Section is based on House Resolution No. 1372, Sec. 1,

Ninety-fourth Congress, July 1, 1976, which was enacted into

permanent law by Pub. L. 94-440.

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AMENDMENTS

1996 - Pub. L. 104-186 amended section generally. Prior to

amendment, section consisted of subsecs. (a) and (b) relating to

limitations on authority of the Committee on House Administration

to fix and adjust allowances.

-CHANGE-

CHANGE OF NAME

Committee on House Oversight of House of Representatives changed

to Committee on House Administration of House of Representatives by

House Resolution No. 5, One Hundred Sixth Congress, Jan. 6, 1999.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 57 of this title.

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2 USC Sec. 57b 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 3 - COMPENSATION AND ALLOWANCES OF MEMBERS

-HEAD-

Sec. 57b. Representational allowance for Members of House of

Representatives

-STATUTE-

(a) In general

There is established for the House of Representatives a single

allowance, to be known as the ''Members' Representational

Allowance'', which shall be available to support the conduct of the

official and representational duties of a Member of the House of

Representatives with respect to the district from which the Member

is elected.

(b) Merger

The Clerk Hire Allowance, the Official Expenses Allowance, and

the Official Mail Allowance, as in effect on the day before

September 1, 1995, are merged into the Members' Representational

Allowance.

(c) ''Member of the House of Representatives'' defined

As used in this section, the term ''Member of the House of

Representatives'' means a Representative in, or a Delegate or

Resident Commissioner to, the Congress.

(d) Regulations

The Committee on House Oversight of the House of Representatives

shall have authority to prescribe regulations to carry out this

section.

(e) Effective date

This section shall take effect on September 1, 1995 and shall

apply with respect to official and representational duties carried

out on or after that date.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 104-186, title I, Sec. 101, Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat.

1719.)

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PRIOR PROVISIONS

A prior section 57b, Pub. L. 104-53, title III, Sec. 314, Nov.

19, 1995, 109 Stat. 538, provided that, effective Sept. 1, 1995,

Committee on House Oversight of House of Representatives had

authority to combine House of Representatives Clerk Hire Allowance,

Official Expenses Allowance, and Official Mail Allowance into

single allowance, to be known as the ''Members' Representational

Allowance'' and to prescribe regulations relating to allocations,

expenditures, and other matters with respect to Members'

Representational Allowance.

-CHANGE-

CHANGE OF NAME

Committee on House Oversight of House of Representatives changed

to Committee on House Administration of House of Representatives by

House Resolution No. 5, One Hundred Sixth Congress, Jan. 6, 1999.

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2 USC Sec. 58 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 3 - COMPENSATION AND ALLOWANCES OF MEMBERS

-HEAD-

Sec. 58. Mail, telegraph, telephone, stationery, office supplies,

and home State office and travel expenses for Senators

-STATUTE-

(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 Senator, upon

certification of the Senator, for the following expenses incurred

by the Senator and his staff:

(1) telecommunications equipment and services subject to such

regulations as may be promulgated by the Committee on Rules and

Administration of the Senate;

(2)(A) stationery and other office supplies procured for use

for official business, and

(B) metered charges for use of copying equipment provided by

the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate;

(3)((A) Repealed. Pub. L. 101-520, title I, Sec. 11, Nov. 5,

1990, 104 Stat. 2260) (B) postage on, and fees and charges in

connection with official mail matter sent through the mail other

than the franking privilege upon certification by the Senate

Sergeant at Arms and subject to such regulations as may be

promulgated by the Committee on Rules and Administration, and (C)

costs incurred in the preparation of required official reports,

and the acquisition of mailing lists to be used for official

purposes, and in the mailing, delivery, or transmitting of

matters relating to official business;

(4) official office expenses incurred (other than for equipment

and furniture and expenses described in paragraphs (1) through

(3)) for an office in his home State;

(5) expenses incurred for publications printed or recorded in

any way for auditory and visual use (including subscriptions to

books, newspapers, magazines, clipping, and other information

services);

(6) subject to the provisions of subsection (e) of this

section, reimbursement of travel expenses incurred by the Senator

and employees in his office;

(7) expenses incurred for additional office equipment and

services related thereto (but not including personal services),

in accordance with regulations promulgated by the Committee on

Rules and Administration of the Senate;

(8) charges officially incurred for recording and photographic

services and products; and

(9) such other official expenses as the Senator determines to

be necessary.

Payment under this section shall be made only upon presentation of

itemized vouchers for expenses incurred and, in the case of

expenses paid or reimbursed under paragraphs (6) and (9), only upon

presentation of detailed itemized vouchers for such expenses.

Vouchers presented for payment under this section shall be

accompanied by such documentation as is required under regulations

promulgated by the Committee on Rules and Administration of the

Senate. No payment shall be made under paragraph (4) or (9) for any

expense incurred for entertainment or meals.

(b) Limits for authorized expenses; recalculation formula

(1)(A) Except as is otherwise provided in the succeeding

paragraphs of this subsection and subject to subparagraph (B) of

this paragraph, the total amount of expenses authorized to be paid

to or on behalf of a Senator under this section shall not exceed

for calendar year 1977 or any calendar year thereafter an amount

equal to one-half of the sum of the amounts authorized to be paid

under this section on the day before August 5, 1977, to or on

behalf of both of the Senators from the State which he represents,

increased by an amount equal to twenty percent thereof and rounded

to the next higher multiple of $1,000.

(B) In the event that the term of office of a Senator begins

after the first month of any such calendar year or ends (except by

reason of death, resignation, or expulsion) before the last month

of any such calendar year, the aggregate amount available to such

Senator for such year shall be the aggregate amount computed under

paragraph (1) of this subsection, divided by 12, and multiplied by

the number of months in such year which are included in the

Senator's term of office, counting any fraction of a month as a

full month.

(2)(A) In the case of the period which commences January 1, 1988,

and ends September 30, 1988, the total of -

(i) the expenses paid to or on behalf of a Senator under this

section for such period, plus

(ii) the aggregate amount of gross compensation which is paid

to employees in the office of such Senator for such period (as

determined for purposes of section 61-1(d) of this title),

shall not exceed the aggregate of -

(iii) subject to subparagraph (B), an amount equal to 75

percent of the amount of the authorized expenses under this

section for the calendar year ending December 31, 1987, as

determined in the case of a Senator, who represents the State

which such Senator represents, whose term of office included all

of such calendar year, plus

(iv) the amount by which (I) the aggregate of the gross

compensation which may be paid to employees in the office of such

Senator for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1988, pursuant

to the limitations imposed by section 61-1(d) of this title (as

determined without regard to paragraph (1)(B) thereof), exceeds

(II) the aggregate amount of gross compensation which is paid to

employees in the office of such Senator for that part of such

fiscal year which precedes January 1, 1988.

(B) In the event that the term of office of a Senator begins

after the first month of the period which commences January 1,

1988, and ends September 30, 1988, or ends (except by reason of

death, resignation, or expulsion) before the last month of such

period, the amount computed pursuant to subparagraph (A)(iii) of

this paragraph (but before application of this subparagraph) shall

be recalculated as follows: such amount, as computed under

subparagraph (A)(iii) of this paragraph, shall be divided by 9, and

multiplied by the number of months in such period which are

included in the Senator's term of office, counting any fraction of

a month as a full month.

(3)(A) In the case of the fiscal year beginning October 1, 1988,

or any fiscal year thereafter, the total of -

(i) the expenses paid to or on behalf of a Senator under this

section for such fiscal year, plus

(ii) the aggregate amount of gross compensation which is paid

to employees in the office of such Senator for such fiscal year

(as determined for purposes of section 61-1(d) of this title),

shall not exceed the aggregate of -

(iii) subject to subparagraph (B) -

(I) in case the Senator represents Alabama, $116,300, Alaska,

$221,600, Arizona, $128,975, Arkansas, $118,250, California,

$168,950, Colorado, $124,100, Connecticut, $105,575, Delaware,

$95,825, Florida, $120,200, Georgia, $116,300, Hawaii,

$245,000, Idaho, $128,000, Illinois, $138,725, Indiana,

$116,300, Iowa, $119,225, Kansas, $119,225, Kentucky, $115,325,

Louisiana, $120,200, Maine, $110,450, Maryland, $100,700,

Massachusetts, $114,350, Michigan, $124,100, Minnesota,

$120,200, Mississippi, $118,250, Missouri, $121,175, Montana,

$128,000, Nebraska, $120,200, Nevada, $129,950, New Hampshire,

$106,550, New Jersey, $110,450, New Mexico, $125,075, New York,

$145,550, North Carolina, $112,400, North Dakota, $119,225,

Ohio, $129,950, Oklahoma, $123,125, Oregon, $132,875,

Pennsylvania, $128,975, Rhode Island, $104,600, South Carolina,

$110,450, South Dakota, $120,200, Tennessee, $116,300, Texas,

$149,450, Utah, $128,000, Vermont, $105,575, Virginia,

$106,550, Washington, $135,800, West Virginia, $105,575,

Wisconsin, $119,225, Wyoming, $123,125, plus

(II) the amount that is equal to the Senator's share for the

fiscal year, as determined in accordance with regulations of

the Committee on Rules and Administration, of the amount made

available within the Senators' Official Personnel and Office

Expense Account in the contingent fund of the Senate for

official mail expenses of Senators, plus

(iv) the aggregate of the gross compensation which may be paid

to employees in the office of such Senator for such fiscal year,

under the limitations imposed by section 61-1(d) of this title,

but without regard to the provisions of paragraph (1)(C)(iv)

thereof.

(B) In the event that the term of office of a Senator begins

after the first month of any such fiscal year or ends (except by

reason of death, resignation, or expulsion) before the last month

of any such fiscal year, the amount referred to in subparagraph

(A)(iii)(I) shall be recalculated as follows: such amount, as

computed under subparagraph (iii), shall be divided by 12, and

multiplied by the number of months in such year which are included

in the Senator's term of office, counting any fraction of a month

as a full month; and the amount referred to in subparagraph

(A)(iii)(II) shall be recalculated in accordance with regulations

of the Committee on Rules and Administration.

(c) Repealed. Pub. L. 97-51, Sec. 122, Oct. 1, 1981, 95 Stat. 965

(d) Repealed. Pub. L. 93-371, Sec. 101(3)(e), Aug. 13, 1974, 88

Stat. 429

(e) Transportation, essential travel-related expenses, and per diem

expenses; coverage; limitations; amounts

Subject to and in accordance with regulations promulgated by the

Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate, a Senator and

the employees in his office shall be reimbursed under this section

for travel expenses incurred by the Senator or employee while

traveling on official business within the United States. The term

''travel expenses'' includes actual transportation expenses,

essential travel-related expenses, and, where applicable, per diem

expenses (but not in excess of actual expenses). A Senator or an

employee of the Senator shall not be reimbursed for any travel

expenses (other than actual transportation expenses) for any travel

occurring during the sixty days immediately before the date of any

primary or general election (whether regular, special, or runoff)

in which the Senator is a candidate for public office (within the

meaning of section 431(b) (FOOTNOTE 1) of this title, unless his

candidacy in such election is uncontested. For purposes of this

subsection and subsection (a)(6) of this section, an employee in

the Office of the President pro tempore, Deputy President pro

tempore, Majority Leader, Minority Leader, Majority Whip, Minority

Whip, Secretary of the Conference of the Majority, or Secretary of

the Conference of the Minority shall be considered to be an

employee in the office of the Senator holding such office.

(FOOTNOTE 1) So in original. Probably should be section

''431(2)''.

(f) Omitted

(g) Closing of deceased Senator's State offices

In the case of the death of any Senator, the chairman of the

Committee on Rules and Administration may certify for such deceased

Senator for any portion of such sum already obligated but not

certified to at the time of such Senator's death, and for any

additional amount which may be reasonably needed for the purpose of

closing such deceased Senator's State offices, for payment to the

person or persons designated as entitled to such payment by such

chairman.

(h) Individuals serving on panels or other bodies recommending

nominees for Federal judgeships, service academies, United

States Attorneys, or United States Marshals

For purposes of subsections (a) and (e) of this section, an

individual who is selected by a Senator to serve on a panel or

other body to make recommendations for nominees to one or more

Federal judgeships or to one or more service academies or one or

more positions of United States Attorney or United States Marshal

shall be considered to be an employee in the office of that Senator

with respect to travel and official expenses incurred in performing

duties as a member of such panel or other body, and shall be

reimbursed (A) for actual transportation expenses and per diem

expenses (but not exceeding actual travel expenses) incurred while

traveling in performing such duties within the Senator's home State

or between that State and Washington, District of Columbia, and

each of the service academies, (B) for official expenses incurred

in performing such duties. For purposes of this subsection and

subsection (a) of this section, ''official expenses'' means

expenses of the type for which reimbursement may be made to an

employee in the office of a Senator when traveling on business of a

committee of which that Senator is a member, and, for accounting

purposes, such expenses shall be treated as expenses for which

reimbursement may be made under subsection (a)(4) of this section.

(i) Authorization of Secretary of Senate to pay reimbursable

expenses

Whenever a Senator or an employee in his office has incurred an

expense for which reimbursement may be made under this section, the

Secretary of the Senate is authorized to make payment to that

Senator or employee for the expense incurred, subject to the same

terms and conditions as apply to reimbursement of the expense under

this section.

(j) Advances from Senate contingent fund for travel expenses for

official business trips; vouchers; settlement

Whenever a Senator or employee of his office plans an official

business trip with respect to which reimbursement for travel

expenses is authorized under the preceding provisions of section

(a), the Senator (or such an employee who has been designated by

the Senator to do so) may, prior to the commencement of such trip

and in accordance with applicable regulations of the Senate

Committee on Rules and Administration, obtain from any moneys in

the contingent fund of the Senate which are available to him for

purposes specified in subsection (a)(6) of this section, such

advance sum as he shall certify (and be accountable for), to the

Secretary of the Senate, to be necessary to defray some or all of

the expenses to be incurred on such trip which expenses are

reimbursable under the preceding provisions of this section. The

receipt by any Senator for any sum so advanced to him or his order

out of the contingent fund of the Senate by the Secretary of the

Senate shall be taken and passed by the accounting officers of the

Government as a full and sufficient voucher; but it shall be the

duty of such Senator (or employee of his office, as the case may

be), as soon as practicable, to furnish to the Secretary of the

Senate a detailed voucher of the expenses incurred for the travel

with respect to which the sum was so advanced, and make settlement

with respect to such sum.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 92-607, ch. V, Sec. 506(a)-(j), Oct. 31, 1972, 86 Stat.

1505-1507; Pub. L. 93-145, Nov. 1, 1973, 87 Stat. 532; Pub. L.

93-371, Sec. 3(e), Aug. 13, 1974, 88 Stat. 429; Pub. L. 94-59,

title I, Sec. 103, July 25, 1975, 89 Stat. 274; Pub. L. 95-94,

title I, Sec. 112(a)-(c), Aug. 5, 1977, 91 Stat. 663, 664; Pub. L.

95-240, title II, Sec. 208, Mar. 7, 1978, 92 Stat. 117; Pub. L.

95-391, title I, Sec. 108(a), Sept. 30, 1978, 92 Stat. 773; Pub. L.

96-304, title I, Sec. 101, 102(a), 103, 104, July 8, 1980, 94 Stat.

889; Pub. L. 97-19, July 6, 1981, 95 Stat. 103; Pub. L. 97-51, Sec.

122, Oct. 1, 1981, 95 Stat. 965; Pub. L. 97-257, title I, Sec.

104(a), Sept. 10, 1982, 96 Stat. 849; Pub. L. 97-276, Oct. 2, 1982,

Sec. 101(e), 96 Stat. 1189; Pub. L. 98-51, title I, Sec. 102, July

14, 1983, 97 Stat. 266; Pub. L. 98-181, title I, Sec. 1204(a), Nov.

30, 1983, 97 Stat. 1290; Pub. L. 99-65, Sec. 1(a), July 12, 1985,

99 Stat. 163; Pub. L. 100-137, Sec. 1(b), Oct. 21, 1987, 101 Stat.

815; Pub. L. 100-458, title I, Sec. 8(a), 13, 14(a), Oct. 1, 1988,

102 Stat. 2162, 2163; Pub. L. 101-163, title I, Sec. 5(a), Nov. 21,

1989, 103 Stat. 1045; Pub. L. 101-520, title I, Sec. 4(c), 8, 9(a),

11, title III, Sec. 311(h)(2), Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 2258-2260,

2280; Pub. L. 102-90, title I, Sec. 7(a), Aug. 14, 1991, 105 Stat.

451; Pub. L. 105-55, title I, Sec. 3(a), Oct. 7, 1997, 111 Stat.

1180; Pub. L. 105-275, title I, Sec. 1, Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat.

2432; Pub. L. 106-57, title I, Sec. 1((a)), (b), Sept. 29, 1999,

113 Stat. 410, 411.)

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CODIFICATION

Section consists of subsecs. (a) to (j) of section 506 of Pub. L.

92-607, as amended. Original subsecs. (h) and (i) which made

certain amendments and repeals to sections of this title that

contained the provisions now covered by this section, and subsec.

(j) which amended earlier appropriations not classified to the

Code, were redesignated as subsecs. (i) to (k) by Pub. L. 95-391,

title I, Sec. 108(a), Sept. 30, 1978, 92 Stat. 773, further

redesignated as subsecs. (j) to (l) by Pub. L. 96-304, title I,

Sec. 101, July 8, 1980, 94 Stat. 889, and subsequently redesignated

as subsecs. (k) to (m) by Pub. L. 97-276, Sec. 101(e), Oct. 2,

1982, 96 Stat. 1189.

Subsec. (f) related to a reduction of allowances for fiscal year

1973.

The 1982 amendments by Pub. L. 97-276 are based on sections 103

and 106(a) of S. 2939, Ninety-seventh Congress, 2d Session, as

reported Sept. 22, 1982, as incorporated by reference in section

101(e) of Pub. L. 97-276, to be effective as if enacted into law.

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AMENDMENTS

1999 - Subsec. (b)(3)(A)(iii). Pub. L. 106-57, Sec. 1((a)),

amended cl. (iii) generally. Prior to amendment, cl. (iii) read as

follows: ''subject to subparagraph (B), in case the Senator

represents Alabama, $183,565, Alaska, $252,505, Arizona, $197,409,

Arkansas, $168,535, California, $470,272, Colorado, $187,366,

Connecticut, $161,691, Delaware, $127,384, Florida, $302,307,

Georgia, $211,784, Hawaii, $279,648, Idaho, $163,841, Illinois,

$267,000, Indiana, $195,391, Iowa, $171,340, Kansas, $168,912,

Kentucky, $176,975, Louisiana, $186,714, Maine, $148,205, Maryland,

$172,455, Massachusetts, $196,819, Michigan, $235,846, Minnesota,

$187,742, Mississippi, $168,587, Missouri, $198,365, Montana,

$161,857, Nebraska, $160,550, Nevada, $171,208, New Hampshire,

$142,497, New Jersey, $207,754, New Mexico, $166,721, New York,

$328,586, North Carolina, $212,711, North Dakota, $150,225, Ohio,

$262,252, Oklahoma, $181,913, Oregon, $189,258, Pennsylvania,

$267,240, Rhode Island, $138,637, South Carolina, $171,731, South

Dakota, $151,838, Tennessee, $192,508, Texas, $353,911, Utah,

$168,959, Vermont, $136,315, Virginia, $193,935, Washington,

$213,887, West Virginia, $149,135, Wisconsin, $191,314, Wyoming,

$153,016, plus''.

Subsec. (b)(3)(B). Pub. L. 106-57, Sec. 1(b), substituted ''the

amount referred to in subparagraph (A)(iii)(I)'' for ''that part of

the amount referred to in subparagraph (A)(iii) that is not

specifically allocated for official mail expenses'' and ''the

amount referred to in subparagraph (A)(iii)(II)'' for ''the part of

the amount referred to in subparagraph (A)(iii) that is allocated

for official mail expenses''.

1998 - Subsec. (b)(3)(A)(iii). Pub. L. 105-275, Sec. 1(a),

amended cl. (iii) generally. Prior to amendment, cl. (iii) read as

follows: ''subject to subparagraph (B), in case the Senator

represents Alabama, $182,567, Alaska, $251,901, Arizona, $197,079,

Arkansas, $168,282, California, $468,724, Colorado, $186,350,

Connecticut, $160,903, Delaware, $127,198, Florida, $299,746,

Georgia, $210,214, Hawaii, $279,512, Idaho, $163,335, Illinois,

$266,248, Indiana, $194,770, Iowa, $170,565, Kansas, $168,177,

Kentucky, $177,338, Louisiana, $185,647, Maine, $147,746, Maryland,

$173,020, Massachusetts, $195,799, Michigan, $236,459, Minnesota,

$187,702, Mississippi, $168,103, Missouri, $197,941, Montana,

$161,725, Nebraska, $160,361, Nevada, $171,096, New Hampshire,

$142,394, New Jersey, $206,260, New Mexico, $166,140, New York,

$327,955, North Carolina, $210,946, North Dakota, $149,824, Ohio,

$259,452, Oklahoma, $181,761, Oregon, $189,345, Pennsylvania,

$266,148, Rhode Island, $138,582, South Carolina, $170,451, South

Dakota, $151,450, Tennessee, $191,954, Texas, $348,681, Utah,

$168,632, Vermont, $135,925, Virginia, $193,467, Washington,

$214,694, West Virginia, $147,772, Wisconsin, $191,569, Wyoming,

$152,438, plus''.

Subsec. (b)(3)(B). Pub. L. 105-275, Sec. 1(b), substituted ''that

part of the amount referred to in subparagraph (A)(iii) that is not

specifically allocated for official mail expenses'' for ''the

amount referred to in subparagraph (A)(iii)'' and inserted before

period at end ''; and the part of the amount referred to in

subparagraph (A)(iii) that is allocated for official mail expenses

shall be recalculated in accordance with regulations of the

Committee on Rules and Administration''.

1997 - Subsec. (b)(3)(A)(iii). Pub. L. 105-55 amended cl. (iii)

generally. Prior to amendment, cl. (iii) read as follows:

''subject to subparagraph (B), in case the Senator represents

Alabama, $68,000, Alaska, $176,000, Arizona, $81,000, Arkansas,

$70,000, California, $122,000, Colorado, $76,000, Connecticut,

$57,000, Delaware, $47,000, Florida, $72,000, Georgia, $68,000,

Hawaii, $200,000, Idaho, $80,000, Illinois, $91,000, Indiana,

$68,000, Iowa, $71,000, Kansas, $71,000, Kentucky, $67,000,

Louisiana, $72,000, Maine, $62,000, Maryland, $52,000,

Massachusetts, $66,000, Michigan, $76,000, Minnesota, $72,000,

Mississippi, $70,000, Missouri, $73,000, Montana, $80,000,

Nebraska, $72,000, Nevada, $82,000, New Hampshire, $58,000, New

Jersey, $62,000, New Mexico, $77,000, New York, $98,000, North

Carolina, $64,000, North Dakota, $71,000, Ohio, $82,000, Oklahoma,

$75,000, Oregon, $85,000, Pennsylvania, $81,000, Rhode Island,

$56,000, South Carolina, $62,000, South Dakota, $72,000, Tennessee,

$68,000, Texas, $102,000, Utah, $80,000, Vermont, $57,000,

Virginia, $58,000, Washington, $88,000, West Virginia, $57,000,

Wisconsin, $71,000, Wyoming, $75,000, plus''.

1991 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 102-90, Sec. 7(a)(1), (3)-(5),

substituted ''payment (including reimbursement)'' for ''payment''

in introductory provisions, substituted ''Payment'' for

''Reimbursement to a Senator and his employees'' and ''paid or

reimbursed'' for ''reimbursed'' in second sentence, and substituted

''payment'' for ''reimbursement'' in last sentence.

Subsec. (a)(3) to (5), (7) to (9). Pub. L. 102-90, Sec. 7(a)(2),

struck out ''reimbursement to each Senator for'' at beginning of

pars. (3), (4), and (7) to (9) and in par. (5) direction to strike

such language was executed by striking out ''reimbursements to each

Senator for'' to reflect the probable intent of Congress.

1990 - Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 101-520, Sec. 4(c), amended par.

(2) generally. Prior to amendment, par. (2) read as follows:

''stationery and other office supplies procured for use for

official business;''.

Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 101-520, Sec. 311(h)(2), which directed

that par. (3) be amended by striking out ''postage on,'' and all

that follows through ''Senate, and'', could not be executed because

those words do not appear in par. (3) as amended generally by Pub.

L. 101-163 which in part restated provisions directed to be

stricken by Pub. L. 101-520, Sec. 311(h)(2), as subpar. (A). See

1990 and 1989 Amendment notes below.

Pub. L. 101-520, Sec. 11, struck out subpar. (A) which read as

follows: ''postage on, and fees and charges in connection with,

mail matter sent through the mail under the franking privilege in

excess of amounts provided from the appropriation for official mail

costs, upon certification by the Senate Sergeant at Arms and

subject to such regulations as may be promulgated by the Committee

on Rules and Administration,''.

Subsec. (b)(3)(A)(iii). Pub. L. 101-520, Sec. 8, amended cl.

(iii) generally. Prior to amendment, cl. (iii) read as follows:

''subject to subparagraph (B), in case the Senator represents

Alabama, $53,000, Alaska, $137,000, Arizona, $63,000, Arkansas,

$54,000, California, $95,000, Colorado, $59,000, Connecticut,

$44,000, Delaware, $36,000, Florida, $56,000, Georgia, $53,000,

Hawaii, $156,000, Idaho, $62,000, Illinois, $71,000, Indiana,

$53,000, Iowa, $55,000, Kansas, $55,000, Kentucky, $52,000,

Louisiana, $56,000, Maine, $48,000, Maryland, $40,000,

Massachusetts, $51,000, Michigan, $59,000, Minnesota, $56,000,

Mississippi, $54,000, Missouri, $57,000, Montana, $62,000,

Nebraska, $56,000, Nevada, $64,000, New Hampshire, $45,000, New

Jersey, $48,000, New Mexico, $60,000, New York, $76,000, North

Carolina, $50,000, North Dakota, $55,000, Ohio, $64,000, Oklahoma,

$58,000, Oregon, $66,000, Pennsylvania, $63,000, Rhode Island,

$43,000, South Carolina, $48,000, South Dakota, $56,000, Tennessee,

$53,000, Texas, $79,000, Utah, $62,000, Vermont, $44,000, Virginia,

$45,000, Washington, $68,000, West Virginia $44,000, Wisconsin,

$55,000, Wyoming, $58,000, plus''.

Subsec. (h). Pub. L. 101-520, Sec. 9(a), inserted ''or one or

more positions of United States Attorney or United States Marshal''

after ''one or more service academies''.

1989 - Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 101-163 amended par. (3)

generally. Prior to amendment, par. (3) read as follows: ''postage

on, and fees and charges in connection with, mail matter sent

through the mail under the franking privilege in excess of amounts

provided from the appropriation for official mail costs, upon

certification by the Senate Sergeant at Arms and subject to such

regulations as may be promulgated by the Committee on Rules and

Administration of the Senate, and reimbursement to each Senator for

costs incurred in the preparation of required official reports, and

the acquisition of mailing lists to be used for official purposes,

and in the mailing, delivery, or transmitting of matters relating

to official business;''.

1988 - Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 100-458, Sec. 13, inserted

''postage on, and fees and charges in connection with, mail matter

sent through the mail under the franking privilege in excess of

amounts provided from the appropriation for official mail costs,

upon certification by the Senate Sergeant at Arms and subject to

such regulations as may be promulgated by the Committee on Rules

and Administration of the Senate, and'' before ''reimbursement''.

Subsec. (a)(9). Pub. L. 100-458, Sec. 8(a), 14(a), made identical

amendments, striking out '', but only (A) in the case of expenses

for the period commencing January 1, 1988, and ending with the

close of September 30, 1988, to the extent that such expenses do

not exceed ten percent of the total amount of expenses authorized

to be paid to or on behalf of such Senator under this section

(excluding any amount so authorized by subsection (b)(2)(A)(iv) of

this section), and (B) in the case of expenditures for periods

commencing on or after October 1, 1988, to the extent such expenses

do not exceed ten percent of the total amount of expenses

authorized to be paid to or on behalf of such Senator under this

section (excluding any amount so authorized by subsection

(b)(3)(A)(iv) of this section for the fiscal year involved)'' after

''necessary''.

1987 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 100-137, Sec. 1(b)(1), amended

subsec. (a) generally, substituting provisions authorizing payments

from the Senate contingent fund for former provisions authorizing

such payments.

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 100-137, Sec. 1(b)(2), designated existing

provisions of par. (1) as subpar. (A) of par. (1), substituted

''Except as is otherwise provided in the succeeding paragraphs of

this subsection and subject to subparagraph (B) of this

paragraph,'' for ''Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (2) of

this subsection,'', added pars. (2) and (3), and redesignated

former par. (2) as subpar. (B) of par. (1).

Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 100-137, Sec. 1(b)(4), amended subsection

(e) generally, substituting provisions relating to reimbursement

for travel expenses incurred by Senators and employees for former

provisions relating to reimbursement of those expenses.

Subsec. (h). Pub. L. 100-137, Sec. 1(b)(3), struck out ''(1)''

after ''(h)'', substituted ''(a)(4)'' for ''(a)(5)'', and struck

out par. (2) which read as follows: ''The amount of official

expenses incurred by individuals selected by a Senator for which

reimbursement may be made under this subsection shall not exceed

$500 each calendar year, and the total amount of expenses incurred

by such individuals for which reimbursement may be made under this

subsection shall not exceed $3,000 each calendar year.''

Subsec. (j). Pub. L. 100-137, Sec. 1(b)(5), substituted

''(a)(6)'' for ''(a)(8)''.

1985 - Subsec. (a)(6). Pub. L. 99-65 amended par. (6) generally,

substituting ''for telephone service charges officially incurred

outside Washington, District of Columbia, which are based on the

amount of time the service is used'' for ''reimbursement to each

Senator for telephone service charges officially incurred outside

Washington, District of Columbia''.

1983 - Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 98-181 inserted references to

Secretary of Conference of Majority and Secretary of Conference of

Minority.

Pub. L. 98-51 inserted provisions authorizing reimbursement for

essential travel-related expenses and defined those expenses for

purposes of this subsection.

1982 - Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 97-276 substituted ''equal to

twenty percent thereof'' for ''equal to ten percent thereof''. See

Codification note above.

Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 97-257 substituted ''(2) In the event

that the term of office of a Senator begins after the first month

of any such calendar year or ends (except by reason of death,

resignation, or expulsion) before the last month of any such

calendar year, the aggregate amount available to such Senator for

such year shall be the aggregate amount computed under paragraph

(1) of this subsection, divided by 12, and multiplied by the number

of months in such year which are included in the Senator's term of

office, counting any fraction of a month as a full month.'' for

''(2) In any such calendar year in which a Senator does not hold

the office of Senator at least part of each month of that year, the

aggregate amount available to the Senator shall be the aggregate

amount, computed under paragraph (1) of this subsection, divided by

12, and multiplied by the number of months the Senator holds such

office during that year, counting any fraction of a month as a full

month.''

Subsec. (j). Pub. L. 97-276 added subsec. (j). See Codification

note above.

1981 - Subsec. (a)(9). Pub. L. 97-19 inserted provisions which

authorized reimbursement out of contingent fund of Senate to each

Senator for expenses for additional office equipment.

Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 97-51 struck out subsec. (c) which provided

that aggregate of payments made to or on behalf of a Senator under

this section not exceed at any time during each calendar year

one-twelfth of the amount computed under subsection (b)(1) of this

section multiplied by the number of months (counting a fraction of

a month as a month) elapsing from the first month in that calendar

year in which the Senator held the office of Senator through the

date of payment.

1980 - Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 96-304, Sec. 103, substituted

''costs incurred in the mailing or delivery of'' for ''air mail and

special delivery postage for expenses incurred in the mailing of

postal''.

Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 96-304, Sec. 102(a), substituted

''prescribed by the Committee on Rules and Administration'' for

''in effect under section 5702 of title 5 for employees of

agencies''.

Subsec. (h)(1). Pub. L. 96-304, Sec. 104, substituted ''to an

employee in the office of a Senator when traveling on business of a

committee of which that Senator is a member'' for ''under

subsection (a)(9) when such expenses are incurred by or on behalf

of a Senator''.

Subsec. (i). Pub. L. 96-304, Sec. 101, added subsec. (i).

1978 - Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 95-240 inserted reference to

President pro tempore and Deputy President pro tempore.

Subsec. (h). Pub. L. 95-391 added subsec. (h).

1977 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 95-94, Sec. 112(a), in par. (1)

struck out provision requiring authorization by the Committee on

Rules and Administration in the manner prescribed by such

Committee, in par. (7) struck out ''and'' at end thereof, in par.

(8) substituted provisions requiring reimbursement of travel

expenses incurred by the Senator and employees in his office

subject to the provisions of subsec. (e) of this section, for

provisions authorizing reimbursement of actual travel expenses

incurred by the Senator in travel-on official business between

Washington, D.C. and the State he represents and within such State,

and travel expenses incurred by employees in the Senator's office

subject to the provisions of subsec. (e) of this section, added

par. (9), and in text following par. (9) inserted provisions

relating to reimbursement of expenses incurred under par. (9).

Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 95-94, Sec. 112(b), substituted

provisions setting forth criteria for determination of total amount

of expenses authorized to be paid to or on behalf of a Senator

under this section for calendar year 1977 or any calendar year

thereafter, for provisions setting forth criteria for determination

of total amount of expenses authorized to be paid to or on behalf

of a Senator under this section for calendar year 1973 or any

calendar year thereafter.

Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 95-94, Sec. 112(c), substituted provisions

setting forth prerequisites, conditions, and amounts of

reimbursement for actual transportation expenses and per diem

expenses, but not exceeding actual travel expenses, incurred by a

Senator or employee in his office while traveling on official

business within the United States, for provisions setting forth

prerequisites, conditions, and amounts of reimbursement for per

diem and actual transportation expenses incurred, or actual travel

expenses incurred, by an employee in a Senator's office, including

employees authorized by Senate Resolution 60, 94th Congress, and

former section 72a-1c of this title, for round trips made by the

employee on official business by the nearest usual route between

Washington, D.C. and the home State of the Senator involved, and in

traveling within the State.

1975 - Subsec. (a)(8). Pub. L. 94-59, Sec. 103(1), substituted

''travel expenses incurred by employees'' for ''actual

transportation expenses incurred by employees''.

Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 94-59, Sec. 103(2), inserted new

administrative provisions covering the payment of travel expenses

of employees in Senators' offices for round trips between

Washington, D.C., and the Senators' home States, inserted

references to Senate Resolution 60, 94th Congress, agreed to June

12, 1975, and to sections 68b and 72a-1c of this title, and

inserted limiting provisions prohibiting reimbursement for travel

during the 60-day period immediately preceding any election in

which the Senator is a candidate.

1974 - Subsec. (a)(4). Pub. L. 93-371 struck out par. (4) which

related to rental charges for office space at not more than three

places designated by the Senator in the State he represents. See

section 59 of this title.

Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 93-371 struck out provisions setting forth

the maximum allowable amount for rental payments for office space

occupied by the Senator in State he represents. See section 59 of

this title.

Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 93-371 struck out subsec. (d) which

authorized the Sergeant at Arms to secure for each Senator home

State office space at not more than three places designated by the

Senator in such home State. See section 59 of this title.

1973 - Subsec. (a)(7). Pub. L. 93-145 inserted ''newspapers,''

after ''subscriptions to''.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1999 AMENDMENT

Pub. L. 106-57, title I, Sec. 1((a)), Sept. 29, 1999, 113 Stat.

410, provided that the amendment made by section 1((a)) is

effective in the case of any fiscal year which begins on or after

Oct. 1, 1999.

Pub. L. 106-57, title I, Sec. 1(c), Sept. 29, 1999, 113 Stat.

411, provided that: ''The amendments made by this section (amending

this section) shall apply to any fiscal year which begins on or

after October 1, 1999.''

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1998 AMENDMENT

Pub. L. 105-275, title I, Sec. 1(a), Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat.

2432, provided that the amendment made by section 1(a) is effective

in the case of any fiscal year which begins on or after Oct. 1,

1998.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1997 AMENDMENT

Section 3(a) of Pub. L. 105-55 provided that the amendment made

by that section is effective in the case of any fiscal year

beginning on or after Oct. 1, 1997.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1991 AMENDMENT

Section 7(c) of Pub. L. 102-90 provided that: ''The amendments

made by subsections (a) and (b) (amending this section and section

59 of this title) shall take effect October 1, 1991.''

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1990 AMENDMENT

Section 4(d) of Pub. L. 101-520 provided that: ''The provisions

of subsections (a) and (b) (enacting section 58a-4 of this title),

and the amendment made by subsection (c) (amending this section)

shall take effect on October 1, 1990.''

Section 8 of Pub. L. 101-520 provided that the amendment made by

that section is effective in the case of any fiscal year which

begins on or after October 1, 1990.

Section 9(b) of Pub. L. 101-520 provided that: ''The amendment

made by subsection (a) (amending this section) shall be effective

in the case of expenses incurred after September 30, 1989.''

Amendment by section 311(h)(2) of Pub. L. 101-520 applicable with

respect to sessions of Congress beginning with the first session of

the One Hundred Second Congress, see section 59e(i) of this title.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1988 AMENDMENT

Sections 8(b) and 14(b) of Pub. L. 100-458 provided that: ''The

amendment made by subsection (a) (amending this section) shall be

effective only in the case of expenses incurred on or after October

1, 1988.''

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1987 AMENDMENT

Section 1(b)(1)-(5) of Pub. L. 100-137 provided that the

amendments made by that section are effective Jan. 1, 1988.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1985 AMENDMENT

Section 2 of Pub. L. 99-65 provided that: ''The amendments made

by this Act (amending this section and section 58a of this title)

shall take effect on the first day of the first calendar month

which begins more than sixty days after the date of enactment of

this Act (July 12, 1985).''

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1983 AMENDMENT

Section 1204(b) of Pub. L. 98-181 provided that: ''The amendment

made by subsection (a) (amending this section) shall be effective

in the case of expenses incurred or charges imposed on or after

October 1, 1983.''

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1982 AMENDMENTS

Section 103(b) of S. 2939, as reported Sept. 22, 1982, and

enacted into permanent law by section 101(e) of Pub. L. 97-276

provided that: ''The amendment made by subsection (a) (amending

this section) shall be effective with respect to calendar years

after the calendar year 1982.''

Section 106(b) of S. 2939, as reported Sept. 22, 1982, and

enacted into permanent law by section 101(e) of Pub. L. 97-276

provided that: ''The amendments made by subsection (a) of this

section (amending this section) shall take effect January 1,

1983.''

Section 104(b) of Pub. L. 97-257 provided that: ''The amendment

made by subsection (a) of this section (amending this section)

shall be effective on and after January 1, 1982.''

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1981 AMENDMENT

Section 122 of Pub. L. 97-51 provided that the amendment made by

that section is effective Jan. 1, 1982.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1980 AMENDMENT

Section 101 of Pub. L. 96-304 provided that the amendment made by

that section is effective Oct. 1, 1979.

Section 103 of Pub. L. 96-304 provided that the amendment made by

that section is effective Feb. 1, 1980.

Section 104 of Pub. L. 96-304 provided that the amendment made by

that section is effective Jan. 1, 1980.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1978 AMENDMENTS

Section 108(b) of Pub. L. 95-391 provided that: ''The amendment

made by subsection (a) (amending this section) shall take effect on

January 1, 1978.''

Section 208 of Pub. L. 95-240 provided that the amendment made by

that section is effective Aug. 5, 1977.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1977 AMENDMENT

Section 112(f) of Pub. L. 95-94 provided that: ''The amendments

made by subsections (a), (c), (d), and (e) (amending this section

and sections 59 and 68b of this title) shall take effect on the

date of the enactment of this Act (Aug. 5, 1977). The amendment

made by subsection (b) (amending this section) shall take effect as

of January 1, 1977.''

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1974 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 93-371 effective on and after July 1, 1974,

see section 59(g) of this title.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1973 AMENDMENT

Section 101 of Pub. L. 93-145 provided that the amendment made by

that section is effective Jan. 1, 1973.

INCREASE IN CERTAIN AUTHORIZED EXPENSE LIMITS EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1,

1994

For provisions increasing each of the figures contained in

subsec. (b)(3)(A)(iii) of this section by $50,000 effective Oct. 1,

1994, see section 5 of Pub. L. 103-283, set out as a Mass Mailings

by Senators note under section 3210 of Title 39, Postal Service.

DECREASE IN CERTAIN AUTHORIZED EXPENSE LIMITS EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 1,

1993

Pub. L. 103-69, title I, Sec. 2, Aug. 11, 1993, 107 Stat. 695,

provided that: ''Effective on and after October 1, 1993, the

aggregate of each of the sums determined under clauses (iii) and

(iv) of section 506(b)(3)(A) of the Supplemental Appropriations

Act, 1973 (2 U.S.C. 58(b)(3)(A)(iii) and (iv)), shall be deemed

decreased by 2.5 percent.''

PAYMENT TO UNITED STATES POSTAL SERVICE FOR POSTAGE, FEES, AND

CHARGES

Section 5(b) of Pub. L. 101-163 provided that: ''Receipts paid to

the Sergeant at Arms from sales of postage on, and fees and charges

in connection with mail matter sent through the mail by Senators,

Senate committees, or other Senate offices (including joint

committees and commissions funded from the contingent fund of the

Senate), other than under the franking privilege, as cash or check

payments directly from such Senators, committees, or offices, or as

reimbursement from the Financial Clerk of the Senate pursuant to

certification by the Sergeant at Arms of charges to be made to such

funds available to such Senators, committees, or offices for such

postage, fees and charges shall be used by the Sergeant at Arms for

payment to the United States Postal Service for such postage, fees,

and charges.''

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 43d, 61-1, 68b of this

title.

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2 USC Sec. 58a 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 3 - COMPENSATION AND ALLOWANCES OF MEMBERS

-HEAD-

Sec. 58a. Telecommunications services for Senators; payment of

costs out of contingent fund

-STATUTE-

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 such Senator's State in

accordance with regulations prescribed by the Senate Committee on

Rules and Administration; and the costs of such service shall be

paid out of the contingent fund of the Senate from moneys made

available to him for that purpose.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 98-181, title I, Sec. 1205(a), Nov. 30, 1983, 97 Stat.

1290; Pub. L. 99-65, Sec. 1(b), July 12, 1985, 99 Stat. 163; Pub.

L. 99-439, Oct. 2, 1986, 100 Stat. 1085.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section is from the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1984.

-MISC3-

PRIOR PROVISIONS

A prior section 58a, Pub. L. 95-94, title I, Sec. 112(g), Aug. 5,

1977, 91 Stat. 665, directed Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of

Senate to furnish not more than two WATS lines to any Senator

requesting them, with the cost of such service to be paid out of

contingent fund of Senate, prior to repeal by section 1205(b) of

Pub. L. 98-181, effective first day of first calendar month which

begins more than thirty days after Nov. 30, 1983.

AMENDMENTS

1986 - Pub. L. 99-439 struck out ''(except services for which the

charge is based on the amount of time the service is used)'' after

''Senator's State''.

1985 - Pub. L. 99-65 inserted ''and in such Senator's State

(except services for which the charge is based on the amount of

time the service is used)''.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1985 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 99-65 effective on first day of first

calendar month beginning more than 60 days after July 12, 1985, see

section 2 of Pub. L. 99-65, set out as a note under section 58 of

this title.

PAYMENT FOR TELECOMMUNICATIONS SERVICE

Pub. L. 104-53, title I, Sec. 5, Nov. 19, 1995, 109 Stat. 517, as

amended by Pub. L. 104-197, title I, Sec. 4(a), Sept. 16, 1996, 110

Stat. 2397; Pub. L. 107-68, title I, Sec. 104(a), Nov. 12, 2001,

115 Stat. 568, provided that:

''(a) Any payment for local and long distance telecommunications

service provided to any user shall cover the total invoiced amount,

including any amount relating to separately identified toll calls,

and shall be charged to the appropriation for the fiscal year in

which the underlying base service period covered by the invoice

begins.

''(b) As used in subsection (a), the term 'user' means a Senator,

an Officer of the Senate, and any office, committee, or other

entity the funds of which are disbursed by the Secretary of the

Senate.''

(Pub. L. 107-68, title I, Sec. 104(b), Nov. 12, 2001, 115 Stat.

568, provided that: ''The amendment made by subsection (a)

(amending section 5 of Pub. L. 104-53, set out above) shall take

effect on October 1, 2001, and shall apply to base service periods

beginning on or after that date.'')

(Pub. L. 104-197, title I, Sec. 4(b), Sept. 16, 1996, 110 Stat.

2397, provided that: ''The amendments made by subsection (a)

(amending section 5 of Pub. L. 104-53, set out above) shall take

effect on October 1, 1996, and shall apply to all payments made on

or after such date for local and long distance telecommunications

service.'')

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2 USC Sec. 58a-1 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 3 - COMPENSATION AND ALLOWANCES OF MEMBERS

-HEAD-

Sec. 58a-1. Payment for telecommunications equipment and services;

definitions

-STATUTE-

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

(2) ''user'' means any Senator, Officer of the Senate,

Committee, office, or entity provided telephone equipment and

services by the Sergeant at Arms.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 100-123, Sec. 1, Oct. 5, 1987, 101 Stat. 794.)

-MISC1-

EFFECTIVE DATE

Section 4 of Pub. L. 100-123 provided that: ''This Act (enacting

this section and sections 58a-2 and 58a-3 of this title) shall take

effect on October 1, 1987.''

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 58a-2, 58a-3 of this

title.

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2 USC Sec. 58a-2 01/06/03

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 3 - COMPENSATION AND ALLOWANCES OF MEMBERS

-HEAD-

Sec. 58a-2. Certification of telecommunications equipment and

services as official

-STATUTE-

(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 have the authority, with respect to telephone

equipment and services provided to any user on a reimbursable basis

(including repair or replacement), solely for the purposes of this

section, to make such certification as may be necessary to

establish such services and equipment as official, issue invoices

in conjunction therewith, and receive payment for such services and

equipment by certification, voucher, or otherwise.

(b) Equipment and services provided on reimbursable basis

For purposes of sections 58a-1 to 58a-3 of this title, telephone

equipment and services provided to any user for which payment,

prior to October 1, 1987, was not authorized from the contingent

fund of the Senate shall, on and after October 1, 1987, be

considered telephone equipment and services provided on a

reimbursable basis for which payment may be obtained from such fund

in accordance with subsection (a) of this section.

(c) Establishment of reasonable charges

Subject to the approval of the Committee on Rules and

Administration, the Sergeant at Arms may establish reasonable

charges for telephone equipment and services provided to any user

which may be in addition to that regularly authorized by the

Committee.

(d) Disposition of moneys received

All moneys, derived from payments for telephone equipment and

services provided from funds from the Appropriation Account within

the contingent fund of the Senate for ''Contingent Expenses,

Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate'' under the line item

for Telecommunications (including receipts from carriers and others

for loss or damage to such services or equipment for which repair

or replacement has been provided by the Sergeant at Arms), and all

other moneys received by the Sergeant at Arms as charges or

commissions for telephone services, shall be deposited in and made

a part of such Appropriation Account and under such line item, and

shall be available for expenditure or obligation, or both, in like

manner and subject to the same limitations as any other moneys in

such account and under such line item.

(e) Committee authority to classify or reclassify equipment and

services

Nothing in sections 58a-1 to 58a-3 of this title shall be

construed as limiting or otherwise affecting the authority of the

Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate to classify or

reclassify telephone equipment and services provided to any user as

equipment or services for which reimbursement may or may not be

required.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 100-123, Sec. 2, Oct. 5, 1987, 101 Stat. 794; Pub. L.

101-163, title I, Sec. 3, Nov. 21, 1989, 103 Stat. 1044.)

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AMENDMENTS

1989 - Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 101-163 inserted ''and all other

moneys received by the Sergeant at Arms as charges or commissions

for telephone services,'' after ''by the Sergeant at Arms),''.

EFFECTIVE DATE

Section effective Oct. 1, 1987, see section 4 of Pub. L. 100-123,

set out as a note under section 58a-1 of this title.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 58a-1, 58a-3 of this

title.

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CHAPTER 3 - COMPENSATION AND ALLOWANCES OF MEMBERS

-HEAD-

Sec. 58a-3. Report on telecommunications to Committee on Rules and

Administration

-STATUTE-

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, on expenditures made,

and revenues received, pursuant to sections 58a-1 to 58a-3 of this

title. It shall be the function of the Sergeant at Arms to advise

the Committee, as soon as possible, of any dispute regarding

payments to and from such Appropriation Account as related to the

line item for Telecommunications, including any amounts due and

unpaid by any user, if any such dispute has remained unresolved for

a period of at least 60 days.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 100-123, Sec. 3, Oct. 5, 1987, 101 Stat. 795.)

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EFFECTIVE DATE

Section effective Oct. 1, 1987, see section 4 of Pub. L. 100-123,

set out as a note under section 58a-1 of this title.

-SECREF-

SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in sections 58a-1, 58a-2 of this

title.

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 3 - COMPENSATION AND ALLOWANCES OF MEMBERS

-HEAD-

Sec. 58a-4. Metered charges on copiers; ''Sergeant at Arms'' and

''user'' defined; certification of services and equipment as

official; deposit of payments; availability for expenditure

-STATUTE-

(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 any Senator, Officer of the Senate,

Committee, office, or entity provided copiers by the Sergeant at

Arms.

(b)(1) Subject to such regulations as may on and after November

5, 1990, be issued by the Committee on Rules and Administration of

the Senate, the Sergeant at Arms shall have the authority, with

respect to metered charges on copying equipment provided by the

Sergeant at Arms, solely for the purposes of this section, to make

such certification as may be necessary to establish such services

and equipment as official, issue invoices in conjunction therewith,

and receive payment for such services and equipment by

certification, voucher, or otherwise.

(2) All moneys, derived from the payment of metered charges on

copying equipment provided from funds from the Appropriation

Account within the contingent fund of the Senate for ''Contingent

Expenses, Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate'' under the

line item for the Service Department, shall be deposited in and

made a part of such Appropriation Account and under such line item,

and shall be available for expenditure or obligation, or both, in

like manner and subject to the same limitations as any other moneys

in such account and under such line item.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 101-520, title I, Sec. 4(a), (b), Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat.

2257.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

This section, referred to in text, means section 4 of Pub. L.

101-520, which enacted this section, amended section 58 of this

title, and enacted provisions set out as a note under section 58 of

this title.

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section is from the Congressional Operations Appropriations Act,

1991, which is title I of the Legislative Branch Appropriations

Act, 1991.

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EFFECTIVE DATE

Section effective Oct. 1, 1990, see section 4(d) of Pub. L.

101-520, set out as an Effective Date of 1990 Amendment note under

section 58 of this title.

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2 USC Sec. 58b 01/06/03

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CHAPTER 3 - COMPENSATION AND ALLOWANCES OF MEMBERS

-HEAD-

Sec. 58b. Repealed. Pub. L. 100-137, Sec. 2, Oct. 21, 1987, 101

Stat. 819

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Section, Pub. L. 97-12, title I, Sec. 110, June 5, 1981, 95 Stat.

62; Pub. L. 97-51, Sec. 125, Oct. 1, 1981, 95 Stat. 965; Pub. L.

98-367, title I, Sec. 11(a), July 17, 1984, 98 Stat. 476; Pub. L.

99-349, title I, Sec. 2(a), (b), July 2, 1986, 100 Stat. 741, 742,

provided for transfer to a Senator's Official Office Expense

Account of that Senator's clerk hire allowance funds remaining at

end of fiscal year. See section 58c of this title.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Section 2 of Pub. L. 100-137 provided that the repeal is

effective Jan. 1, 1988.

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-HEAD-

Sec. 58c. Senators' Official Personnel and Office Expense Account

-STATUTE-

(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 Office Expense

Account'' (hereinafter in this section referred to as the

''Senators' Account'').

(2) The Senators' Account shall be used for the funding of all

items, activities, and expenses which, immediately prior to January

1, 1988, were funded under either (A) the Senate appropriation

account for ''Administrative, Clerical, and Legislative Assistance

Allowance to Senators'' (hereinafter in this section referred to as

the ''Senators' Clerk Hire Allowance Account'') under the headings

''SENATE'' and ''Salaries, Officers and Employees'', or (B) that

part of the account, within the contingent fund of the Senate, for

''Miscellaneous Items'' (hereinafter in this section referred to as

the ''Senators' Official Office Expense Account'') which is

available for allocation to Senatorial Official Office Expense

Accounts. In addition, the Senators' Account shall be used for the

funding of agency contributions payable with respect to

compensation payable by such account, but moneys appropriated to

such account for this purpose shall not be available for any other

purpose. The account, which in clause (A) of the first sentence of

this paragraph is identified as the ''Senators' Clerk Hire

Allowance Account'' and the account, which in clause (B) of such

sentence is identified as the ''Senators' Official Office Expense

Account'' shall, when referred to in other law, rule, regulation,

or order (whether referred to by such name or any other) shall on

and after January 1, 1988, be deemed to refer to the ''Senators'

Official Personnel and Office Expense Account''.

(3)(A) Effective on January 1, 1988, there shall be transferred

to the Senators' Account from the Senators' Clerk Hire Allowance

Account all funds therein which were available for expenditure or

obligation during the fiscal year ending September 30, 1988, and

from the Senators' Official Office Expense Account so much of the

funds therein as was available for expenditure or obligation for

the period commencing January 1, 1988, and ending September 30,

1988; except that the Senators' Official Office Expense Account

shall remain in being solely for the purpose of being available to

pay for any authorized item, activity, or expense, for which funds

therein had been obligated, but not paid, prior to such transfer.

(B) Any of the funds transferred to the Senators' Account from

the Senators' Clerk Hire Allowance Account pursuant to subparagraph

(A) which, prior to such transfer, had been obligated, but not

expended, for any authorized item, activity, or expense, shall be

available to pay for such item, activity, or expense in like manner

as if such transfer had not been made.

(4) On January 1, 1988, there shall be transferred to the

Senators' Account, from the appropriation account for ''Agency

Contributions'', under the headings ''SENATE'' and ''Salaries,

Officers and Employees'', so much of the moneys in such account as

was appropriated for the purpose of making agency contributions for

administrative, clerical, and legislative assistance to Senators

with respect to compensation payable for the period commencing

January 1, 1988, and ending September 30, 1988; and the moneys so

transferred shall be available only for the payment of such agency

contributions with respect to such compensation.

(5) Vouchers shall not be required for the disbursement, from the

Senators' Account, of salaries of employees in the office of a

Senator.

(6) Effective on and after October 1, 1997, the Senators' Account

shall be available for the payment of franked mail expenses of

Senators.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 100-137, Sec. 1(a), Oct. 21, 1987, 101 Stat. 814; Pub. L.

105-55, title I, Sec. 3(b), Oct. 7, 1997, 111 Stat. 1180.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

This section, referred to in pars. (1) and (2), means section 1

of Pub. L. 100-137, Oct. 21, 1987, 101 Stat. 814, which enacted

this section, amended sections 58 and 61-1 of this title, and

enacted provisions set out as notes under sections 58 and 61-1 of

this title.

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AMENDMENTS

1997 - Par. (6). Pub. L. 105-55 added par. (6).

CONSTRUCTION OF 1997 AMENDMENT

Section 3(d) of Pub. L. 105-55 provided that: ''Nothing in this

section (amending this section and section 58 of this title,

repealing section 58c-1 of this title, and enacting provisions set

out as notes under sections 58 and 58c-1 of this title) affects the

authority of the Committee on Rules and Administration of the

Senate to prescribe regulations relating to the frank by Senators

and officers of the Senate.''

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-HEAD-

Sec. 58c-1. Repealed. Pub. L. 105-55, title I, Sec. 3(c)(1), Oct.

7, 1997, 111 Stat. 1180

-MISC1-

Section, Pub. L. 101-520, title I, Sec. 12, Nov. 5, 1990, 104

Stat. 2260; Pub. L. 102-392, title III, Sec. 313, Oct. 6, 1992, 106

Stat. 1723; Pub. L. 103-69, title I, Sec. 3, Aug. 11, 1993, 107

Stat. 695, related to transfer of funds by Members of Senate from

Senate Official Mail Costs Account to Senators' Official Personnel

and Office Expense Account.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Section 3(c)(2) of Pub. L. 105-55 provided that: ''The amendment

made by paragraph (1) (repealing this section) shall be effective

on and after October 1, 1997.''

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 3 - COMPENSATION AND ALLOWANCES OF MEMBERS

-HEAD-

Sec. 59. Home State office space for Senators; lease of office

space

-STATUTE-

(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 for each

Senator office space suitable for the Senator's official use in

places designated by the Senator in the State he represents. That

space shall be secured in post offices or other Federal buildings

at such places. In the event suitable office space is not

available in post offices or other Federal buildings, the Sergeant

at Arms shall secure other office space in those places.

(2) The Senator may lease, on behalf of the United States Senate,

the office space so secured for a term not extending beyond the

term of office which he is serving on the first day of such lease,

except that, in the case of a Senator whose term of office is

expiring and who has been elected for another term, such lease may

extend until the end of the term for which he has been so elected.

Each such lease shall contain a provision permitting its

cancellation upon sixty days written notice by the Sergeant at Arms

and Doorkeeper of the Senate, in the event of the death or

resignation of the Senator. A copy of each such lease shall be

furnished to the Sergeant at Arms. Nothing in this paragraph shall

be construed to require the Sergeant at Arms to enter into or

execute any lease for or on behalf of a Senator.

(b) Maximum amount of aggregate square feet for each Senator

The aggregate square feet of office space secured for Senator

shall not at any time exceed -

(1) 5,000 square feet if the population of the State of the

Senator is less than 3,000,000;

(2) 5,200 square feet if such population is 3,000,000 but less

than 4,000,000;

(3) 5,400 square feet if such population is 4,000,000 but less

than 5,000,000;

(4) 5,800 square feet if such population is 5,000,000 but less

than 7,000,000;

(5) 6,200 square feet if such population is 7,000,000 but less

than 9,000,000;

(6) 6,400 square feet if such population is 9,000,000 but less

than 10,000,000;

(7) 6,600 square feet if such population is 10,000,000 but less

than 11,000,000;

(8) 6,800 square feet if such population is 11,000,000 but less

than 12,000,000;

(9) 7,000 square feet if such population is 12,000,000 but less

than 13,000,000;

(10) 7,400 square feet if such population is 13,000,000 but

less than 15,000,000;

(11) 7,800 square feet if such population is 15,000,000 but

less than 17,000,000; or

(12) 8,200 square feet if such population is 17,000,000 or

more.

(c) Maximum annual rental rate; maximum aggregate amount for

acquisition of furniture, equipment, and other office

furnishings

(1) The maximum annual rate that may be paid for the rental of an

office secured for a Senator not in a post office or other Federal

building shall not exceed the highest rate per square foot charged

Federal agencies on the first day of the lease of such office by

the Administrator of General Services, based upon a 100 percent

building quality rating, for office space located in the place in

which the Senator's office is located, multiplied by the number of

square feet contained in that office used by the Senator and his

employees to perform their duties.

(2) The aggregate amount that may be paid for the acquisition of

furniture, equipment, and other office furnishings heretofore

provided by the Administrator of General Services for one or more

offices secured for the Senator is $40,000 if the aggregate square

feet of office space is not in excess of 5,000 square feet. Such

amount is increased by $1,000 for each authorized additional

incremental increase in office space of 200 square feet. Effective

beginning with the 106th Congress, the aggregate amount in effect

under this paragraph for any Congress shall be increased by the

inflation adjustment factor for the calendar year in which the

Congress begins. For purposes of the preceding sentence, the

inflation adjustment factor for any calendar year is a fraction the

numerator of which is the implicit price deflator for the gross

domestic product as computed and published by the Department of

Commerce for the preceding calendar year and the denominator of

which is such deflator for the calendar year 1998.

(d) Senators subject to maximum amount of aggregate square feet and

maximum annual rental rate

(1) Notwithstanding subsection (b) of this section, the aggregate

square feet of office space secured for a Senator who is a Senator

on July 1, 1974, shall not at any time exceed, as long as he

continuously serves as a Senator, the greater of -

(A) the applicable square footage limitation of such

subsection; or

(B) the total square footage of those offices that the Senator

has on such date and which are continuously maintained in the

same buildings in which such offices were located on such date.

(2) The provisions of subsection (c) of this section do not apply

to any office that a Senator has on July 1, 1974, not in a post

office or other Federal building, as long as -

(A) that Senator continuously serves as a Senator; and

(B) that office is maintained in the same building in which it

was located on such date and contains not more than the same

number of square feet it contained in such date.

(e) Omitted

(f) Mobile office

(1) Subject to the provisions of paragraphs (2), (3), (4), and

(5), a Senator may lease one mobile office for use only in the

State he represents and the contingent fund of the Senate is

available for the rental payments (including by way of

reimbursement) made under such lease together with the actual

nonpersonnel cost of operating such mobile office. The term of any

such lease shall not exceed 3 years. A copy of each such lease

shall be furnished to the Sergeant at Arms of the Senate.

(2) The maximum aggregate annual rental payments and operating

costs (except furniture, equipment, and furnishings) that may be

paid to a Senator under paragraph (1) shall not at any time exceed

an amount determined by multiplying (A) the highest applicable rate

per square foot charged Federal agencies by the Administrator of

General Services in the State which that Senator represents, based

upon a 100 percent building quality rating, by (B) the maximum

aggregate square feet of office space to which that Senator is

entitled under subsection (b) of this section reduced by the number

of square feet contained in offices secured for that Senator under

subsection (a) of this section and used by that Senator and his

employees to perform their duties.

(3) No payment shall be made under paragraph (1) for rental

payments and operating costs of a mobile office of a Senator unless

the following provisions are included in its lease:

(A) Liability insurance in the amount of $1,000,000 shall be

provided with respect to the operation and use of such mobile

office.

(B) Either of the following inscriptions shall be clearly

visible on three sides of such mobile office in letters not less

than three inches high:

''UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT VEHICLE

''FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY'';

Or

''MOBILE OFFICE OF SENATOR XXXXX

''FOR OFFICIAL USE ONLY''.

(4) No payment shall be made under paragraph (1) for rental

payments and operating costs of a mobile office of a Senator which

are attributable to or incurred during the 60-day period ending

with the date of any primary or general election (whether regular,

special, or runoff) in which that Senator is a candidate for public

office, unless his candidacy in such election is uncontested.

(5) Payment under paragraph (1) shall be made on a monthly basis

and shall be paid upon vouchers approved by the Sergeant at Arms of

the Senate.

(g) Effective date

This section is effective on and after July 1, 1974.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 93-371, Sec. 3, Aug. 13, 1974, 88 Stat. 428; Pub. L.

94-32, title I, Sec. 4, June 12, 1975, 89 Stat. 183; Pub. L. 94-59,

title I, Sec. 106(a), 107, July 25, 1975, 89 Stat. 276; Pub. L.

95-26, title I, Sec. 105, May 4, 1977, 91 Stat. 83; Pub. L. 95-94,

title I, Sec. 112(d), Aug. 5, 1977, 91 Stat. 664; Pub. L. 96-304,

title I, Sec. 109, July 8, 1980, 94 Stat. 890; Pub. L. 99-88, title

I, Sec. 194, Aug. 15, 1985, 99 Stat. 349; Pub. L. 102-27, title II,

Apr. 10, 1991, 105 Stat. 144; Pub. L. 102-90, title I, Sec. 7(b),

Aug. 14, 1991, 105 Stat. 451; Pub. L. 104-197, title I, Sec. 3,

Sept. 16, 1996, 110 Stat. 2397; Pub. L. 106-57, title I, Sec. 3,

Sept. 29, 1999, 113 Stat. 411.)

-COD-

CODIFICATION

Section is comprised of section 3 of Pub. L. 93-371. Subsec. (e)

of section 3 of Pub. L. 93-371 amended section 58 of this title.

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AMENDMENTS

1999 - Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 106-57, Sec. 3(1)(A), added par.

(1) and struck out former par. (1) which read as follows: ''4,800

square feet if the population of his State is less than

2,000,000;''.

Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 106-57, Sec. 3(1)(A), (C), redesignated

par. (3) as (2) and struck out former par. (2) which read as

follows: ''5,000 square feet if such population is 2,000,000 but

less than 3,000,000;''.

Subsec. (b)(3) to (12). Pub. L. 106-57, Sec. 3(1)(C),

redesignated pars. (4) to (13) as (3) to (12), respectively.

Former par. (3) redesignated (2).

Subsec. (b)(13). Pub. L. 106-57, Sec. 3(1)(C), redesignated par.

(13) as (12).

Pub. L. 106-57, Sec. 3(1)(B), substituted ''8,200'' for

''8,000''.

Subsec. (c)(2). Pub. L. 106-57, Sec. 3(2), substituted

''$40,000'' for ''$30,000'', ''5,000 square feet'' for ''4,800

square feet'', and ''$1,000'' for ''$734'' and inserted at end

''Effective beginning with the 106th Congress, the aggregate amount

in effect under this paragraph for any Congress shall be increased

by the inflation adjustment factor for the calendar year in which

the Congress begins. For purposes of the preceding sentence, the

inflation adjustment factor for any calendar year is a fraction the

numerator of which is the implicit price deflator for the gross

domestic product as computed and published by the Department of

Commerce for the preceding calendar year and the denominator of

which is such deflator for the calendar year 1998.''

1996 - Subsec. (f)(1). Pub. L. 104-197 substituted ''3 years''

for ''one year'' in second sentence.

1991 - Subsec. (f)(1). Pub. L. 102-90, Sec. 7(b)(1), substituted

''the contingent fund of the Senate is available for the rental

payments (including by way of reimbursement)'' for ''shall be

reimbursed from the contingent fund of the Senate for the rental

payments''.

Subsec. (f)(2). Pub. L. 102-90, Sec. 7(b)(2), substituted

''paid'' for ''reimbursed''.

Subsec. (f)(3). Pub. L. 102-90, Sec. 7(b)(3), substituted

''payment'' for ''reimbursement''.

Subsec. (f)(3)(B). Pub. L. 102-27 added subpar. (B) and struck

out former subpar. (B) which read as follows: ''The following

inscription shall be clearly visible on three sides of such mobile

office in letters not less than four inches high:

'' 'Mobile Office of Senator (name of Senator)

'' 'FOR OFFICIAL OFFICE USE ONLY'.''

Subsec. (f)(4). Pub. L. 102-90, Sec. 7(b)(4), substituted

''payment'' for ''reimbursement''.

Subsec. (f)(5). Pub. L. 102-90, Sec. 7(b)(5), substituted

''Payment'' for ''Reimbursement''.

1985 - Subsec. (c)(2). Pub. L. 99-88 substituted ''$30,000'' for

''$22,550'' and ''$734'' for ''$550''.

1980 - Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 96-304, Sec. 109(1), substituted

provision limiting term of a lease of office space to a term not

extending beyond the term of office which Senator is serving on

first day of such lease, except in case of a Senator whose term is

expiring and who has been elected to another term, to end of term

for which he has been so elected, for provision limiting term of a

lease of office space to a term of not to exceed one year and

inserted provision requiring each lease to contain a provision

permitting cancellation upon sixty days written notification by

Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate, in event of death or

resignation of Senator.

Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 96-304, Sec. 109(2), substituted ''shall not

exceed the highest rate per square foot charged Federal agencies on

the first day of the lease of such office'' for ''shall not at any

time exceed the applicable rate per square foot charged Federal

agencies''.

1977 - Subsec. (c)(2). Pub. L. 95-94 substituted ''$22,550'' for

''$20,500'' and ''$550'' for ''$500''.

Subsec. (f)(5). Pub. L. 95-26 substituted ''monthly'' for

''quarterly''.

1975 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 94-59, Sec. 107, designated existing

provisions as par. (1) and added par. (2).

Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 94-59, Sec. 106(a), designated existing

provisions as par. (1) and added par. (2).

Subsecs. (f), (g). Pub. L. 94-32 added subsec. (f) and

redesignated former subsec. (f) as (g).

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1991 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 102-90 effective Oct. 1, 1991, see section

7(c) of Pub. L. 102-90, set out as a note under section 58 of this

title.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1980 AMENDMENT

Section 109 of Pub. L. 96-304 provided that the amendment made by

that section is effective Jan. 1, 1980.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1977 AMENDMENT

Amendment by Pub. L. 95-94 effective Aug. 5, 1977, see section

112(f) of Pub. L. 95-94, set out as a note under section 58 of this

title.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1975 AMENDMENT

Section 106(b) of Pub. L. 94-59 provided that: ''The amendment

made by subsection (a) of this section (amending this section) is

effective on and after July 1, 1975.''

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CHAPTER 3 - COMPENSATION AND ALLOWANCES OF MEMBERS

-HEAD-

Sec. 59-1. Additional home State office space for Senators;

declaration of disaster or emergency

-STATUTE-

(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 the Senate is

authorized to provide additional facilities, services, equipment,

and office space for use by a Senator in that Senator's State in

connection with a disaster or emergency declared by the President

under the Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency

Assistance Act (42 U.S.C. 5121 et seq.). Expenses incurred by the

Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate under this section

shall be paid from the appropriation account, within the contingent

fund of the Senate, for expenses of the Office of the Sergeant at

Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, upon vouchers signed by the

Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate with the approval of

the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate.

(b) This section is effective on and after June 12, 1997.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 105-18, title II, Sec. 7002, June 12, 1997, 111 Stat.

192.)

-REFTEXT-

REFERENCES IN TEXT

The Robert T. Stafford Disaster Relief and Emergency Assistance

Act, referred to in subsec. (a), is Pub. L. 93-288, May 22, 1974,

88 Stat. 143, as amended, which is classified principally to

chapter 68 (Sec. 5121 et seq.) of Title 42, The Public Health and

Welfare. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see

Short Title note set out under section 5121 of Title 42 and Tables.

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2 USC Sec. 59a 01/06/03

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-HEAD-

Sec. 59a. Repealed. Pub. L. 101-163, title I, Sec. 103(b), Nov. 21,

1989, 103 Stat. 1050

-MISC1-

Section, Pub. L. 93-462, Sec. 1, Oct. 20, 1974, 88 Stat. 1388,

related to purchase of office equipment or furnishings by House

Members.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF REPEAL

Repeal effective Oct. 1, 1989, see section 103(c) of Pub. L.

101-163, set out as an Effective Date of 1989 Amendment note under

section 117e of this title.

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2 USC Sec. 59b 01/06/03

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CHAPTER 3 - COMPENSATION AND ALLOWANCES OF MEMBERS

-HEAD-

Sec. 59b. Purchase of office equipment or furnishings by Senators

-STATUTE-

(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 by expulsion), any item or items of office

equipment or office furnishings provided by the General Services

Administration and then currently located and in use in an office

of such Senator in the State then represented by such Senator.

(b) Request by Senator and arrangement for purchase by Sergeant at

Arms of Senate; regulations governing purchase; price

At the request of any United States Senator, the Sergeant at Arms

of the Senate shall arrange for and make the purchase of equipment

and furnishings under subsection (a) of this section on behalf of

such Senator. Each such purchase shall be -

(1) in accordance with regulations which shall be prescribed by

the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate, after

consultation with the General Services Administration; and

(2) at a price equal to the acquisition cost to the Federal

Government of the equipment or furnishings so purchased, less

allowance for depreciation determined under such regulations, but

in no instance less than the fair market value of such items.

(c) Remittance of amounts received to General Services

Administration; disposition

Amounts received by the Federal Government from the sale of items

of office equipment or office furnishings under this section shall

be remitted to the General Services Administration and credited to

the appropriate account or accounts.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 93-462, Sec. 2, Oct. 20, 1974, 88 Stat. 1388.)

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-HEAD-

Sec. 59c. Transferred

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CODIFICATION

Section, Pub. L. 95-94, title I, Sec. 103, Aug. 5, 1977, 91 Stat.

660; Pub. L. 97-51, Sec. 118, Oct. 1, 1981, 95 Stat. 964, which

related to disposal of used or surplus furniture and equipment by

Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate, and procedure with

respect to deposit of receipts from sale of such furniture and

equipment, was transferred to section 117b of this title.

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Sec. 59d. Transportation of official records and papers to House

Member's district

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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 otherwise provided by law, the applicable accounts of the

House shall be available to pay the reasonable expenses of sending

or transporting the official records and papers of any Member of

the House of Representatives from the District of Columbia to any

location designated by such Member in the district represented by

the Member.

The Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives

is authorized and directed to provide for the most economical means

of sending or transporting such documents to insure the orderly and

timely delivery to the specified location. The Committee on House

Oversight shall have the authority to issue rules and regulations

to carry out the provisions of this section.

(b) ''Member of the House of Representatives'' and ''official

records and papers'' defined

As used in this section -

(1) the term ''Member of the House of Representatives'' means a

Representative in, or a Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, the

Congress; and

(2) the term ''official records and papers'' means books,

records, papers, and official files which could be sent as

franked mail.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 98-51, title I, Sec. 111(1), July 14, 1983, 97 Stat. 269;

Pub. L. 104-186, title II, Sec. 203(21), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat.

1728.)

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CODIFICATION

In subsec. (a), ''August 16, 1978'' substituted for ''upon the

date of adoption of this resolution'' meaning the date of adoption

of House Resolution No. 1297, which was agreed to Aug. 16, 1978.

Section is based on House Resolution No. 1297, Ninety-fifth

Congress, Aug. 16, 1978, which was enacted into permanent law by

Pub. L. 98-51.

Sections 1 and 2 of House Resolution No. 1297 were redesignated

subsecs. (a) and (b) of this section, respectively, for purposes of

codification.

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AMENDMENTS

1996 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 104-186, Sec. 203(21)(A)-(C),

substituted ''applicable accounts'' for ''contingent fund'' in

first par. and ''Chief Administrative Officer of the House of

Representatives'' for ''Clerk of the House of Representatives'' and

''House Oversight'' for ''House Administration'' in second par.

Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 104-186, Sec. 203(21)(D), amended par.

(1) generally. Prior to amendment, par. (1) read as follows: ''the

term 'Member' means a Representative, a Resident Commissioner in

the House, and a Delegate to the House; and''.

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CHANGE OF NAME

Committee on House Oversight of House of Representatives changed

to Committee on House Administration of House of Representatives by

House Resolution No. 5, One Hundred Sixth Congress, Jan. 6, 1999.

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TITLE 2 - THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 3 - COMPENSATION AND ALLOWANCES OF MEMBERS

-HEAD-

Sec. 59e. Official mail of persons entitled to use congressional

frank

-STATUTE-

(a) Congressional committee regulations for expenditure of

appropriations for official mail

Except as otherwise provided in this section, funds appropriated

by this Act or any other Act for expenses of official mail of any

person entitled to use the congressional frank may be expended only

in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Committee on Rules

and Administration of the Senate or the Committee on House

Oversight of the House of Representatives, as applicable. Such

regulations shall require -

(1) individual accountability for use of official mail by each

person entitled to use the congressional frank;

(2)(A) with respect to the House of Representatives, allocation

of funds for official mail to be made to each such person with

respect to each session of Congress (with no transfer to any

other session or to any other such person); and

(B) with respect to the Senate, allocation of funds for

official mail to be made to each such person with respect to each

session of Congress (with no transfer to any other session, other

than transfers from the first session of a Congress to the second

session of that Congress, or to any other such person); and

(3) with respect to the House of Representatives, that in

addition to any other report or information made available to the

public (through the House Commission on Congressional Mailing

Standards or otherwise) regarding the use of the frank, the Chief

Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives shall

include in the quarterly report of receipts and expenditures

submitted to the House of Representatives a statement (based

solely on data provided for that purpose by the Committee on

House Oversight of the House of Representatives and the House

Commission on Congressional Mailing Standards) of costs incurred

for official mail by each person entitled to use the

congressional frank.

(b) Postmaster General functions

The Postmaster General, in consultation with the Committee on

Rules and Administration of the Senate and the Committee on House

Oversight of the House of Representatives -

(1) shall monitor use of official mail by each person entitled

to use the congressional frank;

(2) at least monthly, shall notify any person with an

allocation under subsection (a)(2)(A) of this section as to the

amount that has been used and any person with an allocation under

subsection (a)(2)(B) of this section as to the percentage of the

allocation that has been used; and

(3) may not carry or deliver official mail the cost of which is

in excess of an allocation under subsection (a)(2) of this

section.

(c) Source of funds for expenses of official mail

Expenses of official mail of the Senate and the House of

Representatives may be paid only from funds specifically

appropriated for that purpose and funds so appropriated -

(1) may be supplemented by other appropriated funds only if

such supplementation is provided for by law or by regulation

under subsection (a) of this section; and

(2) may not be supplemented by funds from any other source,

public or private.

(d) Maintenance or use of unofficial office accounts or defrayal of

official expenses from certain funds prohibited

No Senator or Member of the House of Representatives may maintain

or use, directly or indirectly, an unofficial office account or

defray official expenses in the House, or official expenses for

franked mail, employee salaries, office space, furniture, or

equipment and any associated information technology services

(excluding handheld communications devices) in the Senate from -

(1) funds received from a political committee or derived from a

contribution or expenditure (as such terms are defined in section

431 of this title);

(2) funds received as reimbursement for expenses incurred by

the Senator or Member in connection with personal services

provided by the Senator or Member to the person making the

reimbursement; or

(3) any other funds that are not specifically appropriated for

official expenses.

(e) Official Mail Allowance in House of Representatives

(1) The use of funds of the House of Representatives which are

made available for official mail of Members, officers, and

employees of the House of Representatives who are persons entitled

to use the congressional frank shall be governed by regulations

promulgated -

(A) by the Committee on House Oversight of the House of

Representatives, with respect to allocation and expenditures

relating to official mail (except as provided in subparagraph

(B)); and

(B) by the House Commission on Congressional Mailing Standards,

with respect to matters under section 3210(a)(6)(D) of title 39.

(2) Funds used for official mail -

(A) with respect to a Member of the House of Representatives,

shall be available, in a session of Congress, in a total amount,

as determined under paragraph (1)(A), of not more than the

product of (i) 3 times the single-piece rate applicable to first

class mail, and (ii) the number (as determined by the Postmaster

General) of addresses (other than business possible delivery

stops) in the congressional district, as such addresses are

described in section 3210(d)(7)(B) of title 39; and

(B) with respect to any other person entitled to use the

congressional frank in the House of Representatives (including

any Member of the House of Representatives who receives an

allocation under subsection (a)(2) of this section with respect

to duties as an elected officer of, or holder of another position

in, the House of Representatives), shall be available, in a

session of Congress, in a total amount determined under paragraph

(1)(A).

(f) Mass mailing; submission of samples or description of proposed

mail matter; advisory opinion

A Member of the House of Representatives shall, before making any

mass mailing, submit a sample or description of the mail matter

involved to the House Commission on Congressional Mailing Standards

for an advisory opinion as to whether such proposed mailing is in

compliance with applicable provisions of law, rule, or regulation.

(g) ''Member of the House of Representatives'' and ''person

entitled to use the congressional frank'' defined

As used in subsections (a) through (f) of this section -

(1) the term ''Member of the House of Representatives'' means a

Representative in, or a Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, the

Congress; and

(2) the term ''person entitled to use the congressional frank''

means a Senator, Member of the House of Representatives, or other

person authorized to use the frank under section 3210(b) of title

39.

(h) Omitted

(i) Effective date

This section and the amendments made by this section shall apply

with respect to sessions of Congress beginning with the first

session of the One Hundred Second Congress, except that, with

respect to the Senate, subsection (d) of this section shall apply

beginning on May 1, 1992, and the funds referred to in paragraph

(3) of such subsection shall not include personal funds of a

Senator or Member of the House of Representatives.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 101-520, title III, Sec. 311, Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat.

2278; Pub. L. 102-229, title II, Sec. 211, Dec. 12, 1991, 105 Stat.

1718; Pub. L. 104-186, title II, Sec. 203(22), Aug. 20, 1996, 110

Stat. 1728; Pub. L. 105-275, title I, Sec. 104, Oct. 21, 1998, 112

Stat. 2439; Pub. L. 106-19, Sec. 1(a), Apr. 8, 1999, 113 Stat. 29;

Pub. L. 106-57, title I, Sec. 102, 103(a)(1)-(3), (4)(B), Sept. 29,

1999, 113 Stat. 415; Pub. L. 107-68, title I, Sec. 110, Nov. 12,

2001, 115 Stat. 569.)

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REFERENCES IN TEXT

The amendments made by this section, referred to in subsec. (i),

means the amendments made by section 311(h) of Pub. L. 101-520,

which amended section 58 of this title and sections 3210 and 3216

of Title 39, Postal Service, and amended provisions set out as

notes under sections 3210 and 3216 of Title 39.

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CODIFICATION

Section is from the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1991.

Subsec. (h) of this section made the amendments specified in the

References in Text note above.

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AMENDMENTS

2001 - Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 107-68, in introductory provisions,

inserted ''in the House, or official expenses for franked mail,

employee salaries, office space, furniture, or equipment and any

associated information technology services (excluding handheld

communications devices) in the Senate'' after ''expenses''.

1999 - Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 106-57, Sec. 103(a)(4)(B),

substituted ''costs incurred for official mail by'' for ''costs

charged against the Official Mail Allowance for''.

Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 106-19 substituted ''any person with an

allocation under subsection (a)(2)(A) as to the amount that has

been used and any person with an allocation under subsection

(a)(2)(B)'' for ''any person with an allocation under subsection

(a)(2)''.

Subsec. (e)(1). Pub. L. 106-57, Sec. 103(a)(1)(A), in

introductory provisions, substituted ''The use of funds of the

House of Representatives which are made available for official mail

of Members, officers, and employees of the House of Representatives

who are persons entitled to use the congressional frank shall be

governed by regulations promulgated - '' for ''There is established

in the House of Representatives an Official Mail Allowance for

Members, officers, and employees of the House of Representatives

who are persons entitled to use the congressional frank.

Regulations for use of the Official Mail Allowance shall be

prescribed - ''.

Subsec. (e)(1)(A). Pub. L. 106-57, Sec. 103(a)(1)(B), substituted

''official mail (except as provided in subparagraph (B))'' for

''the Allowance''.

Subsec. (e)(2). Pub. L. 106-57, Sec. 103(a)(2)(A), substituted

''Funds used for official mail - '' for ''The Official Mail

Allowance - '' in introductory provisions.

Pub. L. 106-57, Sec. 102, made technical correction to directory

language of Pub. L. 105-275, Sec. 104(a). See 1998 Amendment note

below.

Subsec. (e)(2)(A) to (C). Pub. L. 106-57, Sec. 103(a)(2)(B), (C),

redesignated subpars. (B) and (C) as (A) and (B), respectively, and

struck out former subpar. (A) which read as follows: ''shall be

available for postage for franked mail sent at a first class, third

class, or fourth class rate;''.

Subsec. (e)(3). Pub. L. 106-57, Sec. 103(a)(3), struck out par.

(3) which read as follows:

''(3)(A) Subject to subparagraph (B), each Member of the House of

Representatives may transfer amounts from the Members'

Representational Allowance of the Member to the Official Mail

Allowance of the Member.

''(B) The total amount a Member may so transfer with respect to a

session of Congress may not exceed $25,000.''

1998 - Subsec. (e)(2). Pub. L. 105-275, Sec. 104(a), as amended

by Pub. L. 106-57, Sec. 102, inserted ''and'' at end of subpar.

(B), substituted a period for ''; and'' at end of subpar. (C), and

struck out subpar. (D) which read as follows: ''shall not be

available for payment of any nonpostage fee or charge, including

any fee or charge for express mail, express mail drop shipment,

certified mail, registered mail, return receipt, address

correction, or postal insurance.''

Subsec. (e)(4). Pub. L. 105-275, Sec. 104(b), struck out par. (4)

which read as follows: ''The Members' Representational Allowance

shall be available to a Member of the House of Representatives for

the payment of nonpostage fees and charges referred to in paragraph

(2)(D) and for postage for mail for official business sent outside

the United States.''

1996 - Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 104-186, Sec. 203(22)(B)(i),

substituted ''House Oversight'' for ''House Administration'' in

introductory provisions.

Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 104-186, Sec. 203(22)(A), (B)(ii),

substituted ''Chief Administrative Officer of the House of

Representatives'' for ''Clerk of the House of Representatives'' and

''House Oversight'' for ''House Administration''.

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 104-186, Sec. 203(22)(B)(iii), substituted

''House Oversight'' for ''House Administration'' in introductory

provisions.

Subsec. (e)(1)(A). Pub. L. 104-186, Sec. 203(22)(B)(iv),

substituted ''House Oversight'' for ''House Administration''.

Subsec. (e)(2)(A). Pub. L. 104-186, Sec. 203(22)(B)(v), struck

out ''only'' after ''available''.

Subsec. (e)(3)(A). Pub. L. 104-186, Sec. 203(22)(B)(vi),

substituted ''Members' Representational Allowance'' for ''Official

Expenses Allowance and the Clerk Hire Allowance''.

Subsec. (e)(4). Pub. L. 104-186, Sec. 203(22)(B)(vii),

substituted ''Members' Representational Allowance'' for ''Official

Expenses Allowance''.

1991 - Subsec. (i). Pub. L. 102-229 substituted ''beginning on

May 1, 1992,'' for ''with respect to sessions of Congress beginning

with the second session of the One Hundred Second Congress,''.

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CHANGE OF NAME

Committee on House Oversight of House of Representatives changed

to Committee on House Administration of House of Representatives by

House Resolution No. 5, One Hundred Sixth Congress, Jan. 6, 1999.

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EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1999 AMENDMENTS

Amendment by section 103(a)(1)-(3), (4)(B) of Pub. L. 106-57

applicable with respect to the first session of the One Hundred

Sixth Congress and each succeeding session of Congress, see section

103(c) of Pub. L. 106-57, set out as a note under section 57 of

this title.

Pub. L. 106-19, Sec. 1(b), Apr. 8, 1999, 113 Stat. 29, provided

that: ''The amendment made by subsection (a) (amending this

section) shall apply with respect to January 1999 and each

succeeding month.''

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SECTION REFERRED TO IN OTHER SECTIONS

This section is referred to in section 57 of this title.

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Sec. 59f. Mass mailings by Senate offices; quarterly statements;

publication of summary tabulations

-STATUTE-

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 a statement of the cost of

postage and paper and of the other operating expenses incurred as a

result of mass mailings processed for such Senate office during

such quarter. The statement shall separately identify the cost of

postage and paper and other costs, and shall distinguish the costs

attributable to newsletters and all other mass mailings. The

statement shall also include the total cost per capita in the

State. A compilation of all such statements shall be sent to the

Senate Committee on Rules and Administration. A summary tabulation

of such information shall be published quarterly in the

Congressional Record and included in the semiannual report of the

Secretary of the Senate. Such summary tabulation shall set forth

for each Senate office the following information: the Senate

office's name, the total number of pieces of mass mail mailed

during the quarter, the total cost of such mail, and, in the case

of Senators, the cost of such mail divided by the total population

of the State from which the Senator was elected, and the total

number of pieces of mass mail divided by the total population of

the State from which the Senator was elected, and in the case of

each Senator, the allocation made to such Senator from the

appropriation for official mail expenses.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 101-520, title III, Sec. 318, Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat.

2283; Pub. L. 103-283, title I, Sec. 3(b), July 22, 1994, 108 Stat.

1427.)

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CODIFICATION

Section is from the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1991.

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AMENDMENTS

1994 - Pub. L. 103-283 inserted before period at end '', and in

the case of each Senator, the allocation made to such Senator from

the appropriation for official mail expenses''.

EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1994 AMENDMENT

Section 3(c) of Pub. L. 103-283 provided that: ''The amendments

made by this section (amending this section and section 104a of

this title) shall be effective with respect to -

''(1) reports and statements covering periods beginning on and

after October 1, 1994; and

''(2) appropriations made and obligations incurred on and after

such date.''

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Sec. 59g. Mass mailing of information by Senators under frank;

quarterly registration with Secretary of Senate

-STATUTE-

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 shall register

quarterly with the Secretary of the Senate such mass mailings.

Such registration shall be made by filing with the Secretary a copy

of the matter mailed and providing, on a form supplied by the

Secretary, a description of the group or groups of persons to whom

the mass mailing was mailed and the number of pieces mailed.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 101-520, title III, Sec. 320, Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat.

2285.)

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CODIFICATION

Section is from the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1991.

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Sec. 59h. Mass mailing sent by House Members

-STATUTE-

(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 envelope or outside cover or wrapper in which the mail matter

is sent, the following notice: ''this mailing was prepared,

published, and mailed at taxpayer expense.'', or a notice to the

same effect in words which may be prescribed under subsection (c)

of this section. The notice shall be printed in a type size not

smaller than 7-point.

(b) Publication of each Member's total expense and amount

(1) There shall be published in the itemized report of

disbursements of the House of Representatives as required by law, a

summary tabulation setting forth, for the office of each Member of

the House of Representatives, the total number of pieces of mass

mail mailed during the period involved and the total cost of those

mass mailings.

(2) Each such tabulation shall also include -

(A) the total cost (as referred to in paragraph (1)) divided by

the number (as determined by the Postmaster General) of addresses

(other than business possible delivery stops) in the

Congressional district from which the Member was elected (as such

addresses are described in section 3210(d)(7)(B) of title 39);

and

(B) the total number of pieces of mass mail (as referred to in

paragraph (1)) divided by the number (as determined by the

Postmaster General) of addresses (other than business possible

delivery stops) in the Congressional district from which the

Member was elected (as such addresses are described in section

3210(d)(7)(B) of title 39).

(c) Regulations

The Committee on House Oversight shall prescribe such rules and

regulations and shall take such other action as the Committee

considers necessary and proper for Members to conform to the

provisions of this subsection and applicable rules and regulations.

(d) Definitions

For purposes of this section -

(1) the term ''Member of the House of Representatives'' means a

Representative in, or a Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, the

Congress; and

(2) the term ''mass mailing'' has the meaning given such term

by section 3210(a)(6)(E) of title 39.

(e) Applicability

This section shall apply with respect to sessions of Congress

beginning after September 16, 1996.

-SOURCE-

(Pub. L. 104-197, title III, Sec. 311, Sept. 16, 1996, 110 Stat.

2414.)

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CODIFICATION

Section is from the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1997.

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CHANGE OF NAME

Committee on House Oversight of House of Representatives changed

to Committee on House Administration of House of Representatives by

House Resolution No. 5, One Hundred Sixth Congress, Jan. 6, 1999.

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