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S.Res. 180 (is) Reauthorizing the John Heinz Senate Fellowship Program. [Introduced in Senate] ...
S. RES. 180
Reauthorizing the John Heinz Senate Fellowship Program.
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
September 9, 1999
Mr. Specter (for himself, Mr. Santorum, Mr. Cochran, Mr. Hagel, and
Mrs. Boxer) submitted the following resolution; which was referred to
the Committee on Rules and Administration
September 30, 1999
Committee discharged; considered and agreed to
Reauthorizing the John Heinz Senate Fellowship Program.
SECTION 1. JOHN HEINZ SENATE FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM.
Senate Resolution 356, 102d Congress, agreed to October 7, 1992, is
amended by striking sections 2 through 6 and inserting the following:
``SEC. 2. FINDINGS.
``The Senate makes the following findings:
``(1) Senator John Heinz believed that Congress has a
special responsibility to serve as a guardian for those persons
who cannot protect themselves.
``(2) Senator Heinz dedicated much of his career in
Congress to improving the lives of senior citizens.
``(3) It is especially appropriate to honor the memory of
Senator Heinz through the creation of a Senate fellowship
program to encourage the identification and training of new
leadership in aging policy and to bring experts with firsthand
experience of aging issues to the assistance of Congress in
order to advance the development of public policy in issues
that affect senior citizens.
``SEC. 3. FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM.
``(a) In General.--In order to encourage the identification and
training of new leadership in issues affecting senior citizens and to
advance the development of public policy with respect to such issues,
there is established a John Heinz Senate Fellowship Program.
``(b) Senate Fellowships.--The Heinz Family Foundation, in
consultation with the Secretary of the Senate, is authorized to select
Senate fellowship participants.
``(c) Selection Process.--The Heinz Family Foundation shall--
``(1) publicize the availability of the fellowship program;
``(2) develop and administer an application process for
``(3) conduct a screening of applicants for the fellowship
``(4) select participants without regard to race, color,
religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.
``SEC. 4. COMPENSATION; NUMBER OF FELLOWSHIPS; PLACEMENT.
``(a) Compensation.--The Secretary of the Senate is authorized,
from funds made available under section 5, to appoint and fix the
compensation of each eligible participant selected under this
resolution for a period determined by the Secretary.
``(b) Number of Fellowships.--No more than 2 fellowship
participants shall be so employed. Any individual appointed pursuant to
this resolution shall be subject to all laws, regulations, and rules in
the same manner and to the same extent as any other employee of the
``(c) Placement.--The Secretary of the Senate, after consultation
with the Majority Leader and Minority Leader of the Senate, shall place
eligible participants in positions in the Senate that are, within
practical considerations, supportive of the fellowship participants'
areas of expertise.
``SEC. 5. FUNDS.
``The funds necessary to compensate eligible participants under
this resolution for fiscal year 1999 shall be paid from the contingent
fund of the Senate. Such funds shall not exceed, for fiscal year 1999,
$71,000. There are authorized to be appropriated $71,000 for each of
the fiscal years 2000 through 2004 to carry out the provisions of this
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