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104th CONGRESS
  1st Session
                                H. R. 1854


_______________________________________________________________________


                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                June 23 (legislative day, June 19), 1995

  Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 AN ACT


 
 Making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year 
           ending September 30, 1996, and for other purposes.
    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums 
are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise 
appropriated, for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 1996, and for other purposes, namely:
                   TITLE I--CONGRESSIONAL OPERATIONS

                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                         Salaries and Expenses

        For salaries and expenses of the House of Representatives, 
$671,561,000,  as follows:
                        house leadership offices

    For salaries and expenses, as authorized by law, $11,271,000, 
including: Office of the Speaker, $1,478,000, including $25,000 for 
official expenses of the Speaker; Office of the Majority Floor Leader, 
$1,470,000, including $10,000 for official expenses of the Majority 
Leader; Office of the Minority Floor Leader, $1,480,000, including 
$10,000 for official expenses of the Minority Leader; Office of the 
Majority Whip, including the Chief Deputy Majority Whip, $928,000, 
including $5,000 for official expenses of the Majority Whip; Office of 
the Minority Whip, including the Chief Deputy Minority Whip, $918,000, 
including $5,000 for official expenses of the Minority Whip; Speaker's 
Office for Legislative Floor Activities, $376,000; Republican Steering 
Committee, $664,000; Republican Conference, $1,083,000; Democratic 
Steering and Policy Committee, $1,181,000; Democratic Caucus, $566,000; 
and nine minority employees, $1,127,000.
                  members' representational allowances

   Including Members' Clerk Hire, Official Expenses of Members, and 
                             Official Mail

    For Members' representational allowances, including Members' clerk 
hire, official expenses, and official mail, $360,503,000: Provided, 
That no such funds shall be used for the purposes of sending 
unsolicited mass mailings within 90 days before an election in which 
the Member is a candidate.
                          committee employees

                Standing Committees, Special and Select

    For salaries and expenses of standing committees, special and 
select, authorized by House resolutions, $78,629,000.

                      Committee on Appropriations

    For salaries and expenses of the Committee on Appropriations, 
$16,945,000, including studies and examinations of executive agencies 
and temporary personal services for such committee, to be expended in 
accordance with section 202(b) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 
1946 and to be available for reimbursement to agencies for services 
performed.

                    salaries, officers and employees

    For compensation and expenses of officers and employees, as 
authorized by law, $83,733,000, including: for salaries and expenses of 
the Office of the Clerk, including not to exceed $1,000 for official 
representation and reception expenses, $13,807,000; for salaries and 
expenses of the Office of the Sergeant at Arms, including the position 
of Superintendent of Garages, and including not to exceed $750 for 
official representation and reception expenses, $3,410,000; for 
salaries and expenses of the Office of the Chief Administrative 
Officer, $53,556,000, including salaries, expenses and temporary 
personal services of House Information Systems, $27,500,000, of which 
$16,000,000 is provided herein: Provided, That House Information 
Systems is authorized to receive reimbursement from Members of the 
House of Representatives and other governmental entities for services 
provided and such reimbursement shall be deposited in the Treasury for 
credit to this account; for salaries and expenses of the Office of the 
Inspector General, $3,954,000; for salaries and expenses of the Office 
of Compliance, $858,000; Office of the Chaplain, $126,000; for salaries 
and expenses of the Office of the Parliamentarian, including the 
Parliamentarian and $2,000 for preparing the Digest of Rules, 
$1,180,000; for salaries and expenses of the Office of the Law Revision 
Counsel of the House, $1,700,000; for salaries and expenses of the 
Office of the Legislative Counsel of the House, $4,524,000; and other 
authorized employees, $618,000.
                        allowances and expenses

    For allowances and expenses as authorized by House resolution or 
law, $120,480,000, including: supplies, materials, administrative costs 
and Federal tort claims, $1,213,000; official mail for committees, 
leadership offices, and administrative offices of the House, 
$1,000,000; reemployed annuitants reimbursements, $68,000; Government 
contributions to employees' life insurance fund, retirement funds, 
Social Security fund, Medicare fund, health benefits fund, and worker's 
and unemployment compensation, $117,541,000; and miscellaneous items 
including purchase, exchange, maintenance, repair and operation of 
House motor vehicles, interparliamentary receptions, and gratuities to 
heirs of deceased employees of the House, $658,000.
                           child care center

    For salaries and expenses of the House of Representatives Child 
Care Center, such amounts as are deposited in the account established 
by section 312(d)(1) of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1992 
(40 U.S.C. 184g(d)(1)), subject to the level specified in the budget of 
the Center, as submitted to the Committee on Appropriations of the 
House of Representatives.
                       administrative provisions

    Sec. 101. Effective with respect to fiscal years beginning with 
fiscal year 1995, in the case of mail from outside sources presented to 
the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives (other 
than mail through the Postal Service and mail with postage otherwise 
paid) for internal delivery in the House of Representatives, the Chief 
Administrative Officer is authorized to collect fees equal to the 
applicable postage. Amounts received by the Chief Administrative 
Officer as fees under the preceding sentence shall be deposited in the 
Treasury as miscellaneous receipts.
    Sec. 102. Effective with respect to fiscal years beginning with 
fiscal year 1995, amounts received by the Chief Administrative Officer 
of the House of Representatives from the Administrator of General 
Services for rebates under the Government Travel Charge Card Program 
shall be deposited in the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts.
    Sec. 103. The provisions of section 223(b) of House Resolution 6, 
One Hundred Fourth Congress, agreed to January 5 (legislative day, 
January 4), 1995, establishing the Speaker's Office for Legislative 
Floor Activities; House Resolution 7, One Hundred Fourth Congress, 
agreed to January 5 (legislative day, January 4), 1995, providing for 
the designation of certain minority employees; House Resolution 9, One 
Hundred Fourth Congress, agreed to January 5 (legislative day, January 
4), 1995, providing amounts for the Republican Steering Committee and 
the Democratic Policy Committee; House Resolution 10, One Hundred 
Fourth Congress, agreed to January 5 (legislative day, January 4), 
1995, providing for the transfer of two employee positions; and House 
Resolution 113, One Hundred Fourth Congress, agreed to March 10, 1995, 
providing for the transfer of certain employee positions shall each be 
the permanent law with respect thereto.
    Sec. 104. (a) The five statutory positions specified in subsection 
(b), subsection (c), and subsection (d) are transferred from the House 
Republican Conference to the Republican Steering Committee.
    (b) The first two of the five positions referred to in subsection 
(a) are--
            (1) the position established for the chief deputy majority 
        whip by subsection (a) of the first section of House Resolution 
        393, Ninety-fifth Congress, agreed to March 31, 1977, as 
        enacted into permanent law by section 115 of the Legislative 
        Branch Appropriation Act, 1978 (2 U.S.C. 74a-3); and
            (2) the position established for the chief deputy majority 
        whip by section 102(a)(4) of the Legislative Branch 
        Appropriations Act, 1990;
both of which positions were transferred to the majority leader by 
House Resolution 10, One Hundred Fourth Congress, agreed to January 5 
(legislative day, January 4), 1995, as enacted into permanent law by 
section 103 of this Act, and both of which positions were further 
transferred to the House Republican Conference by House Resolution 113, 
One Hundred Fourth Congress, agreed to March 10, 1995, as enacted into 
permanent law by section 103 of this Act.
    (c) The second two of the five positions referred to in subsection 
(a) are the two positions established by section 103(a)(2) of the 
Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1986.
    (d) The fifth of the five positions referred to in subsection (a) 
is the position for the House Republican Conference established by 
House Resolution 625, Eighty-ninth Congress, agreed to October 22, 
1965, as enacted into permanent law by section 103 of the Legislative 
Branch Appropriation Act, 1967.
    (e) The transfers under this section shall take effect on the date 
of the enactment of this Act.
    Sec. 105. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, or any 
rule, regulation, or other authority, travel for studies and 
examinations under section 202(b) of the Legislative Reorganization Act 
of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 72a(b)) shall be governed by applicable laws or 
regulations of the House of Representatives or as promulgated from time 
to time by the Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations of the House 
of Representatives.
    (b) Subsection (a) shall take effect on the date of the enactment 
of this Act and shall apply to travel performed on or after that date.
    Sec. 106. (a) Notwithstanding the paragraph under the heading 
``general provision'' in chapter XI of the Third Supplemental 
Appropriation Act, 1957 (2 U.S.C. 102a) or any other provision of law, 
effective on the date of the enactment of this section, unexpended 
balances in accounts described in subsection (b) are withdrawn, with 
unpaid obligations to be liquidated in the manner provided in the 
second sentence of that paragraph.
    (b) The accounts referred to in subsection (a) are the House of 
Representatives legislative service organization revolving accounts 
under section 311 of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1994 (2 
U.S.C. 96a).
    Sec. 107. (a) Each fund and account specified in subsection (b) 
shall be available only to the extent provided in appropriation Acts.
    (b) The funds and accounts referred to in subsection (a) are--
            (1) the revolving fund for the House Barber Shops, 
        established by the paragraph under the heading ``House Barber 
        Shops Revolving Fund'' in the matter relating to the House of 
        Representatives in chapter III of title I of the Supplemental 
        Appropriations Act, 1975 (Public Law 93-554; 88 Stat. 1776);
            (2) the revolving fund for the House Beauty Shop, 
        established by the matter under the heading ``house beauty 
        shop'' in the matter relating to administrative provisions for 
        the House of Representatives in the Legislative Branch 
        Appropriation Act, 1970 (Public Law 91-145; 83 Stat. 347);
            (3) the special deposit account established for the House 
        of Representatives Restaurant by section 208 of the First 
        Supplemental Civil Functions Appropriation Act, 1941 (40 U.S.C. 
        174k note); and
            (4) the revolving fund established for the House Recording 
        Studio by section 105(g) of the Legislative Branch 
        Appropriation Act, 1957 (2 U.S.C. 123b(g)).
    (c) This section shall take effect on October 1, 1995, and shall 
apply with respect to fiscal years beginning on or after that date.
    Sec. 107A. For fiscal year 1996, subject to the direction of the 
Committee on House Oversight of the House of Representatives, of the 
total amount deposited in the account referred to in section 107(b)(3) 
of this Act from vending operations of the House of Representatives 
Restaurant System, the cost of goods sold shall be available to pay the 
cost of inventory for such operations.
    Sec. 108. The House Employees Position Classification Act (2 U.S.C. 
291, et seq.) is amended--
            (1) in section 3(1), by striking out ``Doorkeeper, and the 
        Postmaster,'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief 
        Administrative Officer, and the Inspector General'';
            (2) in the first sentence of section 4(b), by striking out 
        ``Doorkeeper, and the Postmaster,'' and inserting in lieu 
        thereof ``Chief Administrative Officer, and the Inspector 
        General'';
            (3) in section 5(b)(1), by striking out ``Doorkeeper, and 
        the Postmaster'' and inserting in lieu thereof ``Chief 
        Administrative Officer, and the Inspector General''; and
            (4) in the first sentence of section 5(c), by striking out 
        ``Doorkeeper, and the Postmaster,'' and inserting in lieu 
        thereof ``Chief Administrative Officer, and the Inspector 
        General''.
    Sec. 109. (a) Upon the approval of the appropriate employing 
authority, an employee of the House of Representatives who is separated 
from employment, may be paid a lump sum for the accrued annual leave of 
the employee. The lump sum--
            (1) shall be paid in an amount not more than the lesser 
        of--
                    (A) the amount of the monthly pay of the employee, 
                as determined by the Chief Administrative Officer of 
                the House of Representatives; or
                    (B) the amount equal to the monthly pay of the 
                employee, as determined by the Chief Administrative 
                Officer of the House of Representatives, divided by 30, 
                and multiplied by the number of days of the accrued 
                annual leave of the employee;
            (2) shall be paid--
                    (A) for clerk hire employees, from the clerk hire 
                allowance of the Member;
                    (B) for committee employees, from amounts 
                appropriated for committees; and
                    (C) for other employees, from amounts appropriated 
                to the employing authority; and
            (3) shall be based on the rate of pay in effect with 
        respect to the employee on the last day of employment of the 
        employee.
    (b) The Committee on House Oversight shall have authority to 
prescribe regulations to carry out this section.
    (c) As used in this section, the term ``employee of the House of 
Representatives'' means an employee whose pay is disbursed by the Clerk 
of the House of Representatives or the Chief Administrative Officer of 
the House of Representatives, as applicable, except that such term does 
not include a uniformed or civilian support employee under the Capitol 
Police Board.
    (d) Payments under this section may be made with respect to 
separations from employment taking place after June 30, 1995.
    Sec. 110. (a)(1) Effective on the date of the enactment of this 
Act, the allowances for office personnel and equipment for certain 
Members of the House of Representatives, as adjusted through the day 
before the date of the enactment of this Act, are further adjusted as 
specified in paragraph (2).
    (2) The further adjustments referred to in paragraph (1) are as 
follows:
            (A) The allowance for the majority leader is increased by 
        $167,532.
            (B) The allowance for the majority whip is decreased by 
        $167,532.
    (b)(1) Effective on the date of the enactment of this Act, the 
House of Representatives allowances referred to in paragraph (2), as 
adjusted through the day before the date of the enactment of this Act, 
are further adjusted, or are established, as the case may be, as 
specified in paragraph (2).
    (2) The further adjustments and the establishment referred to in 
paragraph (1) are as follows:

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