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                                                       Calendar No. 289

106th CONGRESS

  1st Session

                              S. RES. 189

                          [Report No. 106-164]

_______________________________________________________________________

                               RESOLUTION

 Authorizing expenditures by committees of the Senate for the periods 
   October 1, 1999, through September 30, 2000, and October 1, 2000, 
                       through February 28, 2001.

_______________________________________________________________________

                           September 27, 1999

                         Placed on the calendar





                                                       Calendar No. 289
106th CONGRESS
  1st Session
S. RES. 189

                          [Report No. 106-164]

 Authorizing expenditures by committees of the Senate for the periods 
   October 1, 1999, through September 30, 2000, and October 1, 2000, 
                       through February 28, 2001.


_______________________________________________________________________


                   IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

                           September 27, 1999

Mr. McConnell, from the Committee on Rules and Administration, reported 
  the following original resolution; which was placed on the calendar

_______________________________________________________________________

                               RESOLUTION


 
 Authorizing expenditures by committees of the Senate for the periods 
   October 1, 1999, through September 30, 2000, and October 1, 2000, 
                       through February 28, 2001.

    Resolved, 

SECTION 1. AGGREGATE AUTHORIZATION.

    (a) In General.--For purposes of carrying out the powers, duties, 
and functions under the Standing Rules of the Senate, and under the 
appropriate authorizing resolutions of the Senate there is authorized 
for the period October 1, 1999, through September 30, 2000, in the 
aggregate of $52,933,922, and for the period October 1, 2000, through 
February 28, 2001, in the aggregate of $22,534,293, in accordance with 
the provisions of this resolution, for standing committees of the 
Senate, the Special Committee on Aging, the Select Committee on 
Intelligence, and the Select Committee on Indian Affairs.
    (b) Expenses of Committees.--
            (1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraph (2), any 
        expenses of a committee under this resolution shall be paid 
        from the contingent fund of the Senate upon vouchers approved 
        by the chairman of the committee.
            (2) Vouchers not required.--Vouchers shall not be 
        required--
                    (A) for the disbursement of salaries of employees 
                of the committee who are paid at an annual rate;
                    (B) for the payment of telecommunications expenses 
                provided by the Office of the Sergeant at Arms and 
                Doorkeeper and the Department of Telecommunications;
                    (C) for the payment of stationery supplies 
                purchased through the Keeper of Stationery;
                    (D) for payments to the Postmaster;
                    (E) for the payment of metered charges on copying 
                equipment provided by the Office of the Sergeant at 
                Arms and Doorkeeper; or
                    (F) for the payment of Senate Recording and 
                Photographic Services.
    (c) Agency Contributions.--There are authorized such sums as may be 
necessary for agency contributions related to the compensation of 
employees of the committees for the period October 1, 1999, through 
September 30, 2000, and for the period October 1, 2000, through 
February 28, 2001, to be paid from the appropriations account for 
``Expenses of Inquiries and Investigations'' of the Senate.

SEC. 2. COMMITTEE ON AGRICULTURE, NUTRITION, AND FORESTRY.

    (a) General Authority.--In carrying out its powers, duties, and 
functions under the Standing Rules of the Senate, in accordance with 
its jurisdiction under rule XXV of such rules, including holding 
hearings, reporting such hearings, and making investigations as 
authorized by paragraphs 1 and 8 of rule XXVI of the Standing Rules of 
the Senate, the Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry is 
authorized from October 1, 1999, through February 28, 2001, in its 
discretion--
            (1) to make expenditures from the contingent fund of the 
        Senate;
            (2) to employ personnel; and
            (3) with the prior consent of the Government department or 
        agency concerned and the Committee on Rules and Administration, 
        to use on a reimbursable, or nonreimbursable, basis the 
        services of personnel of any such department or agency.
    (b) Expenses for Fiscal Year 2000 Period.--The expenses of the 
committee for the period October 1, 1999, through September 30, 2000, 
under this section shall not exceed $2,118,150, of which amount--
            (1) not to exceed $4,000, may be expended for the 
        procurement of the services of individual consultants, or 
        organizations thereof (as authorized by section 202(i) of the 
        Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 72a(i))); and
            (2) not to exceed $4,000, may be expended for the training 
        of the professional staff of such committee (under procedures 
        specified by section 202(j) of such Act).
    (c) Expenses for Period Ending February 28, 2001.--For the period 
October 1, 2000, through February 28, 2001, expenses of the committee 
under this section shall not exceed $903,523, of which amount--
            (1) not to exceed $4,000, may be expended for the 
        procurement of the services of individual consultants, or 
        organizations thereof (as authorized by section 202(i) of the 
        Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946); and
            (2) not to exceed $4,000, may be expended for the training 
        of the professional staff of such committee (under procedures 
        specified by section 202(j) of such Act).

SEC. 3. COMMITTEE ON ARMED SERVICES.

    (a) General Authority.--In carrying out its powers, duties, and 
functions under the Standing Rules of the Senate, in accordance with 
its jurisdiction under rule XXV of such rules, including holding 
hearings, reporting such hearings, and making investigations as 
authorized by paragraphs 1 and 8 of rule XXVI of the Standing Rules of 
the Senate, the Committee on Armed Services is authorized from October 
1, 1999, through February 28, 2001, in its discretion--
            (1) to make expenditures from the contingent fund of the 
        Senate;
            (2) to employ personnel; and
            (3) with the prior consent of the Government department or 
        agency concerned and the Committee on Rules and Administration, 
        to use on a reimbursable, or nonreimbursable, basis the 
        services of personnel of any such department or agency.
    (b) Expenses for Fiscal Year 2000 Period.--The expenses of the 
committee for the period October 1, 1999, through September 30, 2000, 
under this section shall not exceed $3,796,030, of which amount--
            (1) not to exceed $75,000, may be expended for the 
        procurement of the services of individual consultants, or 
        organizations thereof (as authorized by section 202(i) of the 
        Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946); and
            (2) not to exceed $10,000, may be expended for the training 
        of the professional staff of such committee (under procedures 
        specified by section 202(j) of such Act).
    (c) Expenses for Period Ending February 28, 2001.--For the period 
October 1, 2000, through February 28, 2001, expenses of the committee 
under this section shall not exceed $1,568,418, of which amount--
            (1) not to exceed $30,000, may be expended for the 
        procurement of the services of individual consultants, or 
        organizations thereof (as authorized by section 202(i) of the 
        Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946); and
            (2) not to exceed $5,000, may be expended for the training 
        of the professional staff of such committee (under procedures 
        specified by section 202(j) of such Act).

SEC. 4. COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS.

    (a) General Authority.--In carrying out its powers, duties, and 
functions under the Standing Rules of the Senate, in accordance with 
its jurisdiction under rule XXV of such rules, including holding 
hearings, reporting such hearings, and making investigations as 
authorized by paragraphs 1 and 8 of rule XXVI of the Standing Rules of 
the Senate, the Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs is 
authorized from October 1, 1999, through February 28, 2001, in its 
discretion--
            (1) to make expenditures from the contingent fund of the 
        Senate;
            (2) to employ personnel; and
            (3) with the prior consent of the Government department or 
        agency concerned and the Committee on Rules and Administration, 
        to use on a reimbursable, or nonreimbursable, basis the 
        services of personnel of any such department or agency.
    (b) Expenses for Fiscal Year 2000 Period.--The expenses of the 
committee for the period October 1, 1999, through September 30, 2000, 
under this section shall not exceed $3,160,739, of which amount--
            (1) not to exceed $20,000, may be expended for the 
        procurement of the services of individual consultants, or 
        organizations thereof (as authorized by section 202(i) of the 
        Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946); and
            (2) not to exceed $850, may be expended for the training of 
        the professional staff of such committee (under procedures 
        specified by section 202(j) of such Act).
    (c) Expenses for Period Ending February 28, 2001.--For the period 
October 1, 2000, through February 28, 2001, expenses of the committee 
under this section shall not exceed $1,348,349, of which amount--
            (1) not to exceed $8,333, may be expended for the 
        procurement of the services of individual consultants, or 
        organizations thereof (as authorized by section 202(i) of the 
        Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946); and
            (2) not to exceed $354, may be expended for the training of 
        the professional staff of such committee (under procedures 
        specified by section 202(j) of such Act).

SEC. 5. COMMITTEE ON THE BUDGET.

    (a) General Authority.--In carrying out its powers, duties, and 
functions under the Standing Rules of the Senate, in accordance with 
its jurisdiction under rule XXV of such rules, including holding 
hearings, reporting such hearings, and making investigations as 
authorized by paragraph 1 of rule XXVI of the Standing Rules of the 
Senate, the Committee on the Budget is authorized from October 1, 1999, 
through February 28, 2001, in its discretion--
            (1) to make expenditures from the contingent fund of the 
        Senate;
            (2) to employ personnel; and
            (3) with the prior consent of the Government department or 
        agency concerned and the Committee on Rules and Administration, 
        to use on a reimbursable, or nonreimbursable, basis the 
        services of personnel of any such department or agency.
    (b) Expenses for Fiscal Year 2000 Period.--The expenses of the 
committee for the period October 1, 1999, through September 30, 2000, 
under this section shall not exceed $3,449,315, of which amount--
            (1) not to exceed $20,000, may be expended for the 
        procurement of the services of individual consultants, or 
        organizations thereof (as authorized by section 202(i) of the 
        Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946); and
            (2) not to exceed $2,000, may be expended for the training 
        of the professional staff of such committee (under procedures 
        specified by section 202(j) of such Act).
    (c) Expenses for Period Ending February 28, 2001.--For the period 
October 1, 2000, through February 28, 2001, expenses of the committee 
under this section shall not exceed $1,472,442, of which amount--
            (1) not to exceed $20,000, may be expended for the 
        procurement of the services of individual consultants, or 
        organizations thereof (as authorized by section 202(i) of the 
        Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946); and
            (2) not to exceed $2,000, may be expended for the training 
        of the professional staff of such committee (under procedures 
        specified by section 202(j) of such Act).

SEC. 6. COMMITTEE ON COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION.

    (a) General Authority.--In carrying out its powers, duties, and 
functions under the Standing Rules of the Senate, in accordance with 
its jurisdiction under rule XXV of such rules, including holding 
hearings, reporting such hearings, and making investigations as 
authorized by paragraphs 1 and 8 of rule XXVI of the Standing Rules of 
the Senate, the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation is 
authorized from October 1, 1999, through February 28, 2001, in its 
discretion--
            (1) to make expenditures from the contingent fund of the 
        Senate;
            (2) to employ personnel; and
            (3) with the prior consent of the Government department or 
        agency concerned and the Committee on Rules and Administration, 
        to use on a reimbursable, or nonreimbursable, basis the 
        services of personnel of any such department or agency.
    (b) Expenses for Fiscal Year 2000 Period.--The expenses of the 
committee for the period October 1, 1999, through September 30, 2000, 
under this section shall not exceed $3,823,318, of which amount--
            (1) not to exceed $14,572, may be expended for the 
        procurement of the services of individual consultants, or 
        organizations thereof (as authorized by section 202(i) of the 
        Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946); and
            (2) not to exceed $15,600, may be expended for the training 
        of the professional staff of such committee (under procedures 
        specified by section 202(j) of such Act).
    (c) Expenses for Period Ending February 28, 2001.--For the period 
October 1, 2000, through February 28, 2001, expenses of the committee 
under this section shall not exceed $1,631,426, of which amount--
            (1) not to exceed $14,572, may be expended for the 
        procurement of the services of individual consultants, or 
        organizations thereof (as authorized by section 202(i) of the 
        Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946); and
            (2) not to exceed $15,600, may be expended for the training 
        of the professional staff of such committee (under procedures 
        specified by section 202(j) of such Act).

SEC. 7. COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES.

    (a) General Authority.--In carrying out its powers, duties, and 
functions under the Standing Rules of the Senate, in accordance with 
its jurisdiction under rule XXV of such rules, including holding 
hearings, reporting such hearings, and making investigations as 
authorized by paragraphs 1 and 8 of rule XXVI of the Standing Rules of 

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