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S. RES. 180

        Reauthorizing the John Heinz Senate Fellowship Program.



                           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.



    Senate Resolution 356, 102d Congress, agreed to October 7, 1992, is 
amended by striking sections 2 through 6 and inserting the following:


    ``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.


    ``(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 
        Senate fellowships;
            ``(3) conduct a screening of applicants for the fellowship 
        program; and
            ``(4) select participants without regard to race, color, 
        religion, sex, national origin, age, or disability.


    ``(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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