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               LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2000

[[Page 113 STAT. 408]]

Public Law 106-57
106th Congress

                                 An Act


 
  Making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year 
                                 ending 
     September 30, 2000, and for other purposes. <<NOTE: Sept. 29, 
                         1999 -  [H.R. 1905]>> 

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled, <<NOTE: Legislative 
Branch Appropriations Act, 2000.>> 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, 2000, and for other purposes, namely:

 TITLE <<NOTE: Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 2000. 2 USC 
60a note.>> I--CONGRESSIONAL OPERATIONS

                                 SENATE

                           expense allowances

    For expense allowances of the Vice President, $10,000; the President 
Pro Tempore of the Senate, $10,000; Majority Leader of the Senate, 
$10,000; Minority Leader of the Senate, $10,000; Majority Whip of the 
Senate, $5,000; Minority Whip of the Senate, $5,000; and Chairmen of the 
Majority and Minority Conference Committees, $3,000 for each Chairman; 
in all, $56,000.

     representation allowances for the majority and minority leaders

    For representation allowances of the Majority and Minority Leaders 
of the Senate, $15,000 for each such Leader; in all, $30,000.

                    Salaries, Officers and Employees

    For compensation of officers, employees, and others as 
authorized by law, including agency contributions, $89,968,000, which 
shall be paid from this appropriation without regard to the below 
limitations, as follows:

                      office of the vice president

    For the Office of the Vice President, $1,721,000.

                   office of the president pro tempore

    For the Office of the President Pro Tempore, $437,000.

              offices of the majority and minority leaders

    For Offices of the Majority and Minority Leaders, $2,644,000.

[[Page 113 STAT. 409]]

               offices of the majority and minority whips

    For Offices of the Majority and Minority Whips, $1,634,000.

                       committee on appropriations

    For salaries of the Committee on Appropriations, $6,525,000.

                          conference committees

    For the Conference of the Majority and the Conference of the 
Minority, at rates of compensation to be fixed by the Chairman of each 
such committee, $1,132,000 for each such committee; in all, $2,264,000.

  offices of the secretaries of the conference of the majority and the 
                       conference of the minority

    For Offices of the Secretaries of the Conference of the Majority and 
the Conference of the Minority, $590,000.

                            policy committees

    For salaries of the Majority Policy Committee and the Minority 
Policy Committee, $1,151,000 for each such committee; in all, 
$2,302,000.

                         office of the chaplain

    For Office of the Chaplain, $277,000.

                         office of the secretary

    For Office of the Secretary, $14,202,000.

              office of the sergeant at arms and doorkeeper

    For Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper, $34,794,000.

        offices of the secretaries for the majority and minority

    For Offices of the Secretary for the Majority and the Secretary for 
the Minority, $1,246,000.

                agency contributions and related expenses

    For agency contributions for employee benefits, as authorized by 
law, and related expenses, $21,332,000.

             Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate

    For salaries and expenses of the Office of the Legislative Counsel 
of the Senate, $3,901,000.

                     Office of Senate Legal Counsel

    For salaries and expenses of the Office of Senate Legal Counsel, 
$1,035,000.

[[Page 113 STAT. 410]]

           Expense Allowances of the Secretary of the Senate, 
 Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, and Secretaries for the 
                   Majority and Minority of the Senate

    For expense allowances of the Secretary of the Senate, $3,000; 
Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, $3,000; Secretary for the 
Majority of the Senate, $3,000; Secretary for the Minority of the 
Senate, $3,000; in all, $12,000.

                    Contingent Expenses of the Senate

                      inquiries and investigations

    For expenses of inquiries and investigations ordered by the Senate, 
or conducted pursuant to section 134(a) of Public Law 601, Seventy-ninth 
Congress, as amended, section 112 of Public Law 96-304 and Senate 
Resolution 281, agreed to March 11, 1980, $71,604,000.

 expenses of the united states senate caucus on international narcotics 
                                 control

    For expenses of the United States Senate Caucus on International 
Narcotics Control, $370,000.

                         secretary of the senate

    For expenses of the Office of the Secretary of the Senate, 
$1,511,000.

              sergeant at arms and doorkeeper of the senate

    For expenses of the Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of 
the Senate, $66,261,000.

                           miscellaneous items

    For miscellaneous items, $8,655,000.

         senators' official personnel and office expense account

    For Senators' Official Personnel and Office Expense Account, 
$245,703,000.

                           official mail costs

    For expenses necessary for official mail costs of the Senate, 
$300,000.

                        administrative provisions

    Section <<NOTE: Effective date.>> 1. Effective in the case of any 
fiscal year which begins on or after October 1, 1999, clause (iii) of 
paragraph (3)(A) of section 506(b) of the Supplemental Appropriations 
Act, 1973 (2 U.S.C. 58(b)) is amended to read as follows:
            ``(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,

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                $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''.

    (b) Subparagraph (B) of section 506(b)(3) of the Supplemental 
Appropriations Act, 1973 (2 U.S.C. 58(b)(3)) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``that part of the amount referred to in 
        subparagraph (A)(iii) that is not specifically allocated for 
        official mail expenses'' and inserting ``the amount referred to 
        in subparagraph (A)(iii)(I)''; and
            (2) by striking ``the part of the amount referred to in 
        subparagraph (A)(iii) that is allocated for official mail 
        expenses'' and inserting ``the amount referred to in 
        subparagraph (A)(iii)(II)''.

    (c) <<NOTE: Effective date. Applicability. 2 USC 58 note.>> The 
amendments made by this section shall apply to any fiscal year which 
begins on or after October 1, 1999.

    Sec. 2. <<NOTE: Effective date.>> Effective on and after October 1, 
1999, each of the dollar amounts contained in the table under section 
105(d)(1)(A) of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1968 (2 
U.S.C. 61-1(d)(1)(A)) shall be deemed to be the dollar amounts in that 
table, as increased by section 8 of Public Law 105-275, increased by an 
additional $50,000 each.

    Sec. 3. Senate Office Space Allocations. Section 3 under the heading 
``Administrative Provisions'' in the appropriation for the Senate in the 
Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1975 (2 U.S.C. 59; 88 Stat. 428) 
is amended--
            (1) in subsection (b)--
                    (A) by striking paragraphs (1) and (2) and inserting 
                the following:
            ``(1) 5,000 square feet if the population of the State of 
        the Senator is less than 3,000,000;'';
                    (B) by striking ``8,000'' in paragraph (13) and 
                inserting ``8,200''; and
                    (C) by redesignating paragraphs (3) through (13) as 
                paragraphs (2) through (12), respectively; and
            (2) in subsection (c)(2)--
                    (A) by striking ``$30,000'' and inserting 
                ``$40,000'';

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                    (B) by striking ``4,800'' and inserting ``5,000'';
                    (C) by striking ``$734'' and inserting ``$1,000''; 
                and
                    (D) <<NOTE: Effective date.>> by adding at the end 
                the following: ``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.''.

    Sec. 4. Section 6(c) of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 
1999 (Public Law 105-275; 2 U.S.C. 121b-1(c)) is amended by adding at 
the end the following:
    ``(3) The provisions of section 4 of the Act of July 31, 1946 (40 
U.S.C. 193d), except for the provisions relating to solicitation, shall 
not apply to any activity carried out pursuant to this section, subject 
to approval of such activities by the Committee on Rules and 
Administration.''.
    Sec. 5. The first section of Public Law 87-82 (40 U.S.C. 174j-1) is 
amended by adding at the end the following: ``The provisions of section 
4 of the Act of July 31, 1946 (40 U.S.C. 193d), except for the 
provisions relating to solicitation, shall not apply to any activity 
carried out pursuant to this section, subject to the approval of such 
activities by the Committee on Rules and Administration.''.
    Sec. 6. <<NOTE: 2 USC 274 note.>> The Legislative Counsel may, 
subject to the approval of the President pro tempore of the Senate, 
designate one of the Senior Counsels appointed under section 102 of the 
Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1979 (2 U.S.C. 274 note; Public 
Law 95-391; 92 Stat. 771) as Deputy Legislative Counsel. The Deputy 
Legislative Counsel shall perform the functions of the Legislative 
Counsel during the absence or disability of the Legislative Counsel, or 
when the office is vacant.

    Sec. 7. Section 814(i) of the Foreign Relations Authorization Act, 
Fiscal Years 1986 and 1987 (22 U.S.C. 2291 note) is amended by striking 
``September 30, 1999'' and inserting ``September 30, 2002''.

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