| Home > 105th Congressional Bills > S.Res. 39 (rs2) Authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Governmental Affairs. ...
S.Res. 39 (rs2) Authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Governmental Affairs. ...
105th CONGRESS 1st Session S. RES. 39 Authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Governmental Affairs. _______________________________________________________________________ IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES January 30, 1997 Mr. Thompson, from the Committee on Governmental Affairs, reported the following original resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration _______________________________________________________________________ RESOLUTION Authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Governmental Affairs. Resolved, That, 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 Governmental Affairs is authorized from March 1, 1997, through February 28, 1998, and March 1, 1998 through February 28, 1999, 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. Sec. 2. (a) The expenses of the committee for the period March 1, 1997, through February 28, 1998, under this resolution shall not exceed $11,050,721, of which amount: (1) Not to exceed $375,000 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, as amended), and not to exceed $2,470 may be expended for the training of the professional staff of such committee (under procedures specified by section 202(j) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946). (b) For the period March 1, 1998, through February 28, 1999, expenses of the committee under this resolution shall not exceed $4,653,386, 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, as amended), and not to exceed $2,470 may be expended for the training of the professional staff of such committee (under procedures specified by section 202(j) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946). Sec. 3. (a) The committee, or any duly authorized subcommittee thereof, is authorized to study or investigate-- (1) the efficiency and economy of operations of all branches of the Government including the possible existence of fraud, misfeasance, malfeasance, collusion, mismanagement, incompetence, corruption, or unethical practices, waste, extravagance, conflicts of interest, and the improper expenditure of Government funds in transactions, contracts, and activities of the Government or of Government officials and employees and any and all such improper practices between Government personnel and corporations, individuals, companies, or persons affiliated therewith, doing business with the Government; and the compliance or noncompliance of such corporations, companies, or individuals or other entities with the rules, regulations, and laws governing the various governmental agencies and its relationships with the public; (2) the extent to which criminal or other improper practices or activities are, or have been, engaged in the field of labor-management relationships or in groups or organizations of employees or employers, to the detriment of interests of the public, employers, or employees, and to determine whether any changes are required in the laws of the United States in order to protect such interests against the occurrence of such practices or activities; (3) organized criminal activities which may operate in or otherwise utilize the facilities of interstate or international commerce in furtherance of any transactions and the manner and extent to which, and the identity of the persons, firms, or corporations, or other entities by whom such utilization is being made, and further, to study and investigate the manner in which and the extent to which persons engaged in organized criminal activity have infiltrated lawful business enterprise, and to study the adequacy of Federal laws to prevent the operations of organized crime in interstate or international commerce; and to determine whether any changes are required in the laws of the United States in order to protect the public against such practices or activities; (4) all other aspects of crime and lawlessness within the United States which have an impact upon or affect the national health, welfare, and safety; including but not limited to investment fraud schemes, commodity and security fraud, computer fraud, and the use of offshore banking and corporate facilities to carry out criminal objectives; (5) the efficiency and economy of operations of all branches and functions of the Government with particular reference to-- (A) the effectiveness of present national security methods, staffing, and processes as tested against the requirements imposed by the rapidly mounting complexity of national security problems; (B) the capacity of present national security staffing, methods, and processes to make full use of the Nation's resources of knowledge and talents; (C) the adequacy of present intergovernmental relations between the United States and international organizations principally concerned with national security of which the United States is a member; and (D) legislative and other proposals to improve these methods, processes, and relationships; (6) the efficiency, economy, and effectiveness of all agencies and departments of the Government involved in the control and management of energy shortages including, but not limited to, their performance with respect to-- (A) the collection and dissemination of accurate statistics on fuel demand and supply; (B) the implementation of effective energy conservation measures; (C) the pricing of energy in all forms; (D) coordination of energy programs with State and local governments; (E) control of exports of scarce fuels; (F) the management of tax, import, pricing, and other policies affecting energy supplies; (G) maintenance of the independent sector of the petroleum industry as a strong competitive force; (H) the allocation of fuels in short supply by public and private entities; (I) the management of energy supplies owned or controlled by the Government; (J) relations with other oil producing and consuming countries; (K) the monitoring of compliance by governments, corporations, or individuals with the laws and regulations governing the allocation, conservation, or pricing of energy supplies; and (L) research into discovery and development of alternative energy supplies; and (7) the efficiency and economy of all branches and functions of government with particular reference to the operations and management of Federal regulatory policies and programs: Provided, That, in carrying out the duties herein set forth, the inquiries of this committee or any subcommittee thereof shall not be deemed limited to the records, functions, and operations of any particular branch of the Government; but may extend to the records and activities of any persons, corporation, or other entity. (b) Nothing contained in this section shall affect or impair the exercises of any other standing committee of the Senate of any power, or the discharge by such committee of any duty, conferred or imposed upon it by the Standing Rules of the Senate or by the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946, as amended. (c) For the purpose of this section the committee, or any duly authorized subcommittee thereof, or its chairman, or any other member of the committee or subcommittee designated by the chairman, from March 1, 1997, through February 28, 1998, and March 1, 1998, through February 28, 1999, is authorized, in its, his, or their discretion: (1) To require by subpoena or otherwise the attendance of witnesses and production of correspondence, books, papers, and documents, (2) to hold hearings, (3) to sit and act at any time or place during the sessions, recess, and adjournment periods of the Senate, (4) to administer oaths, and (5) to take testimony, either orally or by sworn statement, or, in the case of staff members of the committee and the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, by deposition in accordance with the Committee Rules of Procedure. (d) All subpoenas and related legal processes of the committee and its subcommittees authorized under S. Res. 71 of the One Hundredth Third Congress, second session, are authorized to continue. Sec. 4. The committee shall report its findings, together with such recommendations for legislation as it deems advisable, to the Senate at the earliest practicable date, but not later than February 28, 1995, and February 28, 1996, respectively. Sec. 5. Expenses of the committee under this resolution shall be paid from the contingent fund of the Senate upon vouchers approved by the chairman of the committee, except that vouchers shall not be required: (1) For the disbursement of salaries of employees paid at an annual rate, (2) the payment of telecommunications provided by the Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper, United States Senate, (3) for the payment of stationery supplies purchased through the Keeper of the Stationery, United States Senate, (4) for payments to the Postmaster, United States Senate, (5) for the payment of metered charges on copying equipment provided by the Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper, United States Senate, or (6) for the payment of Senate Recording and Photographic Services. Sec. 6. There are authorized such sums as may be necessary for agency contributions related to the compensation of employees of the committee from March 1, 1997, through February 28, 1998, and March 1, 1998, through February 28, 1999, to be paid from the Appropriations account for ``Expenses of Inquiries and Investigations''. <all>
Other Popular 105th Congressional Bills Documents:
|GovRecords.org presents information on various agencies of the United States Government. Even though all information is believed to be credible and accurate, no guarantees are made on the complete accuracy of our government records archive. Care should be taken to verify the information presented by responsible parties. Please see our reference page for congressional, presidential, and judicial branch contact information. GovRecords.org values visitor privacy. Please see the privacy page for more information.|
Supreme Court Decisions
104th Congressional Documents
105th Congressional Documents
106th Congressional Documents
107th Congressional Documents
108th Congressional Documents
1994 Presidential Documents