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                                                       Calendar No. 565
106th CONGRESS
  2d Session
                                S. 2603

                          [Report No. 106-304]

 Making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year 
           ending September 30, 2001, and for other purposes.


Rule___________________________________________________________________


                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                              May 23, 2000

    Mr. Bennett from the Committee on Appropriations, reported the 
    following original bill; which was read twice and placed on the 
                                calendar

_______________________________________________________________________

                                 A BILL


 
 Making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year 
           ending September 30, 2001, 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, 2001, and for other purposes, namely:

                   TITLE 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; and Chairmen of the Majority and Minority Policy 
Committees, $3,000 for each Chairman; in all, $62,000.

    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, $92,321,000, 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, $1,785,000.

                  office of the president pro tempore

    For the Office of the President Pro Tempore, $453,000.

              offices of the majority and minority leaders

    For Offices of the Majority and Minority Leaders, $2,742,000.

               offices of the majority and minority whips

    For Offices of the Majority and Minority Whips, $1,722,000.

                      committee on appropriations

    For salaries of the Committee on Appropriations, $6,917,000.

                         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, $1,152,000 for each such committee; in all, $2,304,000.

 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, $1,171,000 for each such committee; in all, 
$2,342,000.

                         office of the chaplain

    For Office of the Chaplain, $288,000.

                        office of the secretary

    For Office of the Secretary, $14,738,000.

             office of the sergeant at arms and doorkeeper

    For Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper, $34,811,000.

        offices of the secretaries for the majority and minority

    For Offices of the Secretary for the Majority and the Secretary for 
the Minority, $1,292,000.

               agency contributions and related expenses

    For agency contributions for employee benefits, as authorized by 
law, and related expenses, $22,337,000.

            Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate

    For salaries and expenses of the Office of the Legislative Counsel 
of the Senate, $4,046,000.

                     Office of Senate Legal Counsel

    For salaries and expenses of the Office of Senate Legal Counsel, 
$1,069,000.

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, $73,000,000.

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, 
$2,077,000.

             sergeant at arms and doorkeeper of the senate

    For expenses of the Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper 
of the Senate, $71,261,000.

                          miscellaneous items

    For miscellaneous items, $8,655,000.

        senators' official personnel and office expense account

    For Senators' Official Personnel and Office Expense Account, 
$253,203,000.

                          official mail costs

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

                       administrative provisions

    Section 1. Semiannual Report. (a) In General.--Section 105(a) of 
the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1965 (2 U.S.C. 104a) is 
amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(5)(A) Notwithstanding the requirements of paragraph (1) relating 
to the level of detail of statement and itemization, each report by the 
Secretary of the Senate required under such paragraph shall be compiled 
at a summary level for each office of the Senate authorized to obligate 
appropriated funds.
    ``(B) Subparagraph (A) shall not apply to the reporting of 
expenditures relating to personnel compensation, travel and 
transportation of persons, other contractual services, and acquisition 
of assets.
    ``(C) In carrying out this paragraph the Secretary of the Senate 
shall apply the Standard Federal Object Classification of Expenses as 
the Secretary determines appropriate.''.
    (b) Effective Date and Application.--
            (1) In general.--Subject to paragraph (2), the amendment 
        made by this section shall take effect on the date of enactment 
        of this Act.
            (2) First report after enactment.--The Secretary of the 
        Senate may elect to compile and submit the report for the 
        semiannual period during which the date of enactment of this 
        section occurs, as if the amendment made by this section had 
        not been enacted.
    Sec. 2. Senate Employee Pay Adjustments. Section 4 of the Federal 
Pay Comparability Act of 1970 (2 U.S.C. 60a-1) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (a)--
                    (A) by inserting ``(or section 5304 or 5304a of 
                such title, as applied to employees employed in the pay 
                locality of the Washington, D.C.-Baltimore, Maryland 
                consolidated metropolitan statistical area)'' after 
                ``employees under section 5303 of title 5, United 
                States Code,''; and
                    (B) by inserting ``(and, as the case may be, 
                section 5304 or 5304a of such title, as applied to 
                employees employed in the pay locality of the 
                Washington, D.C.-Baltimore, Maryland consolidated 
                metropolitan statistical area)'' after ``the President 
                under such section 5303'';
            (2) by redesignating subsection (e) as subsection (f); and
            (3) by inserting after subsection (d) the following:
    ``(e) Any percentage used in any statute specifically providing for 
an adjustment in rates of pay in lieu of an adjustment made under 
section 5303 of title 5, United States Code, and, as the case may be, 
section 5304 or 5304a of such title for any calendar year shall be 
treated as the percentage used in an adjustment made under such section 
5303, 5304, or 5304a, as applicable, for purposes of subsection (a).''.
    Sec. 3. (a) Section 6(c) of the Legislative Branch Appropriations 
Act, 1999 (2 U.S.C. 121b-1(c)) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``and agency contributions'' in paragraph 
        (2)(A), and
            (2) by adding at the end the following:
            ``(3) Agency contributions for employees of Senate Hair 
        Care Services shall be paid from the appropriations account for 
        `Salaries, Officers and Employees'.''
    (b) This section shall apply to pay periods beginning on or after 
October 1, 2000.
    Sec. 4. (a) There is established in the Treasury of the United 
States a revolving fund to be known as the Senate Health and Fitness 
Facility Revolving Fund (``the revolving fund'').
    (b) The Architect of the Capitol shall deposit in the revolving 
fund--
            (1) any amounts received as dues or other assessments for 
        use of the Senate Health and Fitness Facility, and
            (2) any amounts received from the operation of the Senate 
        waste recycling program.
    (c) Subject to the approval of the Committee on Appropriations of 
the Senate, amounts in the revolving fund shall be available to the 
Architect of the Capitol, without fiscal year limitation, for payment 
of costs of the Senate Health and Fitness Facility.
    (d) The Architect of the Capitol shall withdraw from the revolving 
fund and deposit in the Treasury of the United States as miscellaneous 
receipts all moneys in the revolving fund that the Architect determines 
are in excess of the current and reasonably foreseeable needs of the 
Senate Health and Fitness Facility.
    (e) Subject to the approval of the Committee on Rules and 
Administration of the Senate, the Architect of the Capitol may issue 
such regulations as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of 
this section.
    Sec. 5. 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 the Internal Revenue Code of 1986.
    Sec. 6. (a) The head of the employing office of an employee of the 
Senate may, upon termination of employment of the employee, authorize 
payment of a lump sum for the accrued annual leave of that employee 
if--
            (1) the head of the employing office--
                    (A) has approved a written leave policy authorizing 
                employees to accrue leave and establishing the 
                conditions upon which accrued leave may be paid; and
                    (B) submits written certification to the Financial 
                Clerk of the Senate of the number of days of annual 
                leave accrued by the employee for which payment is to 
                be made under the written leave policy of the employing 
                office; and
            (2) there are sufficient funds to cover the lump sum 
        payment.
    (b)(1) A lump sum payment under this section shall not exceed the 
lesser of--
            (A) twice the monthly rate of pay of the employee; or
            (B) the product of the daily rate of pay of the employee 
        and the number of days of accrued annual leave of the employee.
    (2) The Secretary of the Senate shall determine the rates of pay of 
an employee under paragraph (1) (A) and (B) on the basis of the annual 
rate of pay of the employee in effect on the date of termination of 
employment.
    (c) Any payment under this section shall be paid from the 
appropriation account or fund used to pay the employee.
    (d) If an individual who received a lump sum payment under this 
section is reemployed as an employee of the Senate before the end of 

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