2 USC CHAPTER 65, SUBCHAPTER II, Part A: Organization and Personnel
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TEXT OF PART V OF SUBTITLE A (3001 ET SEQ.), EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2022, CURRENTLY SET OUT AS A PREVIEW

2 USC CHAPTER 65, SUBCHAPTER II, Part A: Organization and Personnel
From Title 2—THE CONGRESSCHAPTER 65—SENATE OFFICERS AND ADMINISTRATIONSUBCHAPTER II—SECRETARY OF THE SENATE

Part A—Organization and Personnel

§6531. Repealed. Pub. L. 116–94, div. E, title II, §212(a)(3)(H), Dec. 20, 2019, 133 Stat. 2776

Section, Pub. L. 88–426, title II, §203(g), Aug. 14, 1964, 78 Stat. 415; Pub. L. 93–371, §4, Aug. 13, 1974, 88 Stat. 429; Pub. L. 94–59, title I, §105, July 25, 1975, 89 Stat. 275; Pub. L. 116–94, div. E, title II, §212(a)(3)(A), Dec. 20, 2019, 133 Stat. 2775, related to compensation of Secretary of Senate.


Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries

Effective Date of Repeal

Repeal effective on the later of the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2020, or the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after Dec. 20, 2019, see section 212(c) of Pub. L. 116–94, set out as a note under section 282b of this title.

Effective Date of 1975 Amendment

Pub. L. 94–59, title I, §105, July 25, 1975, 89 Stat. 275, which provided that the increase in the Secretary's rate of compensation to $40,000 was effective July 1, 1975, was repealed by Pub. L. 116–94, div. E, title II, §212(a)(3)(A), Dec. 20, 2019, 133 Stat. 2775.

§6532. Death, resignation, or disability of Secretary and Assistant Secretary of Senate; Financial Clerk deemed successor as disbursing officer

For any period during which both the Secretary and the Assistant Secretary of the Senate are unable (because of death, resignation, or disability) to discharge such Secretary's duties as disbursing officer of the Senate, the Financial Clerk of the Senate shall be deemed to be the successor of such Secretary as disbursing officer.

(Mar. 3, 1926, ch. 44, §1, 44 Stat. 162; Pub. L. 91–105, §2, Oct. 31, 1969, 83 Stat. 169; Pub. L. 91–382, Aug. 18, 1970, 84 Stat. 810; Pub. L. 92–310, title II, §220(g), June 6, 1972, 86 Stat. 204; Pub. L. 98–367, title I, §2(a), July 17, 1984, 98 Stat. 474.)


Editorial Notes

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 64a of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Amendments

1984Pub. L. 98–367 substituted "For any period during which both the Secretary and the Assistant Secretary of the Senate are unable (because of death, resignation, or disability) to discharge such Secretary's duties as disbursing officer of the Senate, the Financial Clerk of the Senate shall be deemed to be the successor of such Secretary as disbursing officer" for "In the event of the death, resignation, or disability of the Secretary of the Senate, the Financial Clerk of the Senate shall be deemed his successor as a disbursing officer and he shall serve as such disbursing officer until the end of the quarterly period during which a new Secretary shall have been elected and qualified, or such disability shall have been ended".

1972Pub. L. 92–310 struck out provisions which related to the bond of the Financial Clerk.

1970Pub. L. 91–382 substituted "Financial Clerk" for "Comptroller".

1969Pub. L. 91–105 substituted the Comptroller of the Senate for the Financial Clerk of the Senate as the successor of the Secretary of the Senate in the event of the death, resignation, or disability of the Secretary.


Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries

Effective Date of 1970 Amendment

Pub. L. 91–382 provided that the amendment made by Pub. L. 91–382 is effective Aug. 1, 1970.

Certification of Disability

Secretary of the Senate to be considered as disabled for purposes of this section only during such period of time as the Majority and Minority Leaders and the President pro tempore of the Senate certify jointly to the Senate that he is unable to perform his duties, see section 6533 of this title.

§6533. Death, resignation, or disability of Secretary of Senate; Assistant Secretary of Senate to act as Secretary; written designation of absent status

In the event of the death, resignation, or disability of the Secretary of the Senate, the Assistant Secretary of the Senate shall act as Secretary in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of that office in all matters until such time as a new Secretary shall have been elected and qualified or such disability shall have been ended. For purposes of this section and section 6532 of this title, the Secretary of the Senate shall be considered as disabled only during such period of time as the Majority and Minority Leaders and the President pro tempore of the Senate certify jointly to the Senate that the Secretary is unable to perform his duties. In the event that the Secretary of the Senate is absent or is to be absent for reasons other than disability (as provided in this section), and makes a written designation that he is or will be so absent, the Assistant Secretary shall act during such absence as the Secretary in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of the office in all matters. The designation may be revoked in writing at any time by the Secretary, and is revoked whenever the Secretary making the designation dies, resigns, or is considered disabled in accordance with this section.

(Pub. L. 92–184, ch. IV, Dec. 15, 1971, 85 Stat. 635; Pub. L. 93–371, §1, Aug. 13, 1974, 88 Stat. 427; Pub. L. 98–367, title I, §2(b), July 17, 1984, 98 Stat. 474.)


Editorial Notes

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 64b of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Amendments

1984Pub. L. 98–367 struck out provisions relating to exception for duties of the Secretary as disbursing officer of the Senate.

1974Pub. L. 93–371 inserted provisions relating to the absence of Secretary of Senate for reasons other than disability and the written designation of such absent status.

§6534. Compensation of Assistant Secretary of Senate

The Assistant Secretary of the Senate may be paid at a maximum annual rate of compensation not to exceed $39,000.

(Pub. L. 91–145, Dec. 12, 1969, 83 Stat. 340; Pub. L. 93–371, §4, Aug. 13, 1974, 88 Stat. 429; Pub. L. 94–59, title I, §105, July 25, 1975, 89 Stat. 275; Pub. L. 116–94, div. E, title II, §212(a)(3)(A), Dec. 20, 2019, 133 Stat. 2775.)


Editorial Notes

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 61a–3 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Amendments

2019Pub. L. 116–94 repealed Pub. L. 94–59, §105. See 1975 Amendment note below.

1975Pub. L. 94–59, which substituted "$39,000" for "$37,620", effective July 1, 1975, was repealed by Pub. L. 116–94. See above.

1974Pub. L. 93–371 substituted provision setting maximum annual rate of compensation of Assistant Secretary at not to exceed $37,620, for provisions authorizing Secretary of Senate to fix the compensation of Assistant Secretary at not to exceed $11,826 per annum, effective July 1, 1974.


Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries

Change of Name

Assistant Secretary of the Senate deemed successor in references to Chief Clerk of Senate in all laws, rules, resolutions, and orders, effective July 1, 1971, under provisions of Pub. L. 92–51, July 9, 1971, 85 Stat. 125.

Effective Date of 2019 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 116–94 effective on the later of the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2020, or the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after Dec. 20, 2019, see section 212(c) of Pub. L. 116–94, set out as a note under section 282b of this title.

1974 Adjustment in Compensation Not To Supersede Adjustments in Compensation or Limitations by President Pro Tempore of the Senate

Adjustment in compensation by Pub. L. 93–371 not to supersede order of President pro tempore of the Senate authorizing higher rate of compensation or any authority of the President pro tempore to adjust rates of compensation or limitations under section 4 of the Federal Pay Comparability Act of 1970, see section 4 of Pub. L. 93–371, set out in part as a note under section 273 of this title.

Increases in Compensation

Increases in compensation of Assistant Secretary of the Senate under authority of Federal Salary Act of 1967 (Pub. L. 90–206) and Federal Pay Comparability Act of 1970 (Pub. L. 91–656), see section 4571 of this title, and Salary Directives of President pro tempore of the Senate, set out as notes under that section.

§6535. Compensation of Parliamentarian of Senate

The Parliamentarian of the Senate may be paid at a maximum annual rate of compensation not to exceed $39,000.

(Aug. 5, 1955, ch. 568, 69 Stat. 499; June 27, 1956, ch. 453, 70 Stat. 356; Pub. L. 93–371, §4, Aug. 13, 1974, 88 Stat. 429; Pub. L. 94–59, title I, §105, July 25, 1975, 89 Stat. 275; Pub. L. 116–94, div. E, title II, §212(a)(3)(A), Dec. 20, 2019, 133 Stat. 2775.)


Editorial Notes

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 61b of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Amendments

2019Pub. L. 116–94 repealed Pub. L. 94–59, §105. See 1975 Amendment note below.

1975Pub. L. 94–59, which substituted "$39,000" for "$37,620", effective July 1, 1975, was repealed by Pub. L. 116–94. See above.

1974Pub. L. 93–371 substituted provisions authorizing a maximum annual rate of compensation not to exceed $37,620 for Parliamentarian, for provisions authorizing a gross annual compensation of $15,500 for Parliamentarian and $7,620 for Assistant Parliamentarian, effective July 1, 1974.

1956—Act June 27, 1956, increased compensation of Parliamentarian of Senate from $8,820 basic annual compensation to $15,500 gross annual compensation, and basic annual compensation of Assistant Parliamentarian of Senate from $7,260 to $7,620, effective July 1, 1956.


Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries

Effective Date of 2019 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 116–94 effective on the later of the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2020, or the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after Dec. 20, 2019, see section 212(c) of Pub. L. 116–94, set out as a note under section 282b of this title.

1974 Adjustment in Compensation Not To Supersede Adjustments in Compensation or Limitations by President Pro Tempore of the Senate

Adjustment in compensation by Pub. L. 93–371 not to supersede order of President pro tempore of the Senate authorizing higher rate of compensation or any authority of the President pro tempore to adjust rates of compensation or limitations under section 4 of the Federal Pay Comparability Act of 1970, see section 4 of Pub. L. 93–371, set out in part as a note under section 273 of this title.

Increases in Compensation

Increases in compensation for Senate officers and employees under authority of Federal Salary Act of 1967 (Pub. L. 90–206) and Federal Pay Comparability Act of 1970 (Pub. L. 91–656), see section 4571 of this title, and Salary Directives of President pro tempore of the Senate set out as notes under that section.

Secretary of Senate To Fix Compensation of Assistant Parliamentarian

Pub. L. 86–213, Sept. 1, 1959, 73 Stat. 443, authorized Secretary of Senate to fix compensation of Assistant Parliamentarian, on and after Sept. 1, 1959, at not to exceed $7,620 basic per annum. See section 6539 of this title.

§6536. Compensation of Financial Clerk of Senate

The Financial Clerk of the Senate may be paid at a maximum annual rate of compensation not to exceed $39,000.

(Pub. L. 93–371, §4, Aug. 13, 1974, 88 Stat. 429; Pub. L. 94–59, title I, §105, July 25, 1975, 89 Stat. 275; Pub. L. 116–94, div. E, title II, §212(a)(3)(A), Dec. 20, 2019, 133 Stat. 2775.)


Editorial Notes

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 64a–1 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Amendments

2019Pub. L. 116–94 repealed Pub. L. 94–59, §105. See 1975 Amendment note below.

1975Pub. L. 94–59, which substituted "$39,000" for "$37,620", effective July 1, 1975, was repealed by Pub. L. 116–94. See above.


Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries

Effective Date of 2019 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 116–94 effective on the later of the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2020, or the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after Dec. 20, 2019, see section 212(c) of Pub. L. 116–94, set out as a note under section 282b of this title.

Effective Date

Section effective July 1, 1974, see section 4 of Pub. L. 93–371, set out in part as an Effective Date of 1974 Amendment note under section 273 of this title.

1974 Adjustment in Compensation Not To Supersede Adjustments in Compensation or Limitations by President Pro Tempore of the Senate

Adjustment in compensation by Pub. L. 93–371 not to supersede order of President pro tempore of the Senate authorizing higher rate of compensation or any authority of the President pro tempore to adjust rates of compensation or limitations under section 4 of the Federal Pay Comparability Act of 1970, see section 4 of Pub. L. 93–371, set out in part as a note under section 273 of this title.

Increases in Compensation

Increases in compensation for Senate officers and employees under authority of Federal Pay Comparability Act of 1970 (Pub. L. 91–656), see Salary Directives of President pro tempore of the Senate, set out as notes under section 4571 of this title.

§6537. Repealed. Pub. L. 116–94, div. E, title II, §212(a)(3)(A), Dec. 20, 2019, 133 Stat. 2775

Section, Pub. L. 94–59, title I, §105, July 25, 1975, 89 Stat. 275, related to compensation of Assistants to Majority and Minority in Office of Secretary of Senate.


Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries

Effective Date of Repeal

Repeal effective on the later of the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after Jan. 1, 2020, or the first day of the first applicable pay period beginning on or after Dec. 20, 2019, see section 212(c) of Pub. L. 116–94, set out as a note under section 282b of this title.

Effective Date

Pub. L. 94–59, title I, §105, July 25, 1975, 89 Stat. 275, which provided that this section was effective July 1, 1975, was repealed by Pub. L. 116–94, div. E, title II, §212(a)(3)(A), Dec. 20, 2019, 133 Stat. 2775.

§6538. Employment of additional administrative assistants

The Secretary of the Senate is authorized to employ such administrative assistants as may be necessary in order to carry out the provisions of this Act under the jurisdiction of the Secretary.

(Aug. 2, 1946, ch. 753, title II, §244, 60 Stat. 839; Pub. L. 104–186, title II, §204(18), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1732.)


Editorial Notes

References in Text

This Act, referred to in text, means act Aug. 2, 1946, ch. 753, 60 Stat. 812, known as the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 74b of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Amendments

1996Pub. L. 104–186 substituted "is" for "and the Clerk of the House are" and "the jurisdiction of the Secretary" for "their respective jurisdictions".


Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries

Effective Date

Section effective Aug. 2, 1946, see section 245 of act Aug. 2, 1946, set out as a note under section 4301 of this title.

§6539. Abolition of statutory positions in Office of Secretary of Senate; Secretary's authority to establish and fix compensation for positions

Effective October 1, 1981, all statutory positions in the Office of the Secretary (other than the positions of the Secretary of the Senate, Assistant Secretary of the Senate, Parliamentarian, Financial Clerk, and Director of the Office of Classified National Security Information) are abolished, and in lieu of the positions hereby abolished the Secretary of the Senate is authorized to establish such number of positions as he deems appropriate and appoint and fix the compensation of employees to fill the positions so established; except that the annual rate of compensation payable to any employee appointed to fill any position established by the Secretary of the Senate shall not, for any period of time, be in excess of $1,000 less than the annual rate of compensation of the Secretary of the Senate for that period of time; and except that nothing in this section shall be construed to affect any position authorized by statute, if the compensation for such position is to be paid from the contingent fund of the Senate.

(Pub. L. 97–51, §114, Oct. 1, 1981, 95 Stat. 963.)


Editorial Notes

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 61a–11 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.


Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries

Increases in Compensation

Increases in compensation for Senate officers and employees under authority of Federal Pay Comparability Act of 1970 (Pub. L. 91–656), see Salary Directives of President pro tempore of the Senate, set out as notes under section 4571 of this title.

§6540. Adjustment of rate of compensation by Secretary of Senate

Any specific rate of compensation established by law, as such rate has been increased or may hereafter be increased by or pursuant to law, for any position under the jurisdiction of the Secretary shall be considered as the maximum rate of compensation for that position, and the Secretary is authorized to adjust the rate of compensation of an individual occupying any such position to a rate not exceeding such maximum rate.

(Pub. L. 91–382, Aug. 18, 1970, 84 Stat. 808.)


Editorial Notes

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 61c–1 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.


Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries

Increases in Compensation

Increases in compensation for Senate officers and employees under authority of Federal Pay Comparability Act of 1970 (Pub. L. 91–656), see section 4571 of this title, and Salary Directives of President pro tempore of the Senate, set out as notes under that section.

§6541. Professional archivist; Secretary's authority to obtain services from General Services Administration

For each fiscal year (beginning with the fiscal year which ends September 30, 1982), the Secretary of the Senate is authorized to expend from the contingent fund of the Senate such amount as may be necessary to enable the Secretary to obtain from the General Services Administration the services of a professional archivist. Such services shall be obtained on a reimbursable basis and shall not be obtained except with the consent of the General Services Administration and the Committee on Rules and Administration.

(Pub. L. 97–92, title I, §125, Dec. 15, 1981, 95 Stat. 1198.)


Editorial Notes

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 61b–3 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.


Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries

Reimbursement of Archivist of the United States for Expenditures for Project To Provide for Preservation of Records of Continuing Value of Senate; Payment, etc., of Amounts

Pub. L. 97–257, title I, §107, Sept. 10, 1982, 96 Stat. 850, provided that for the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 1982, and for each of the next three succeeding fiscal years, the Secretary of the Senate was authorized to pay to the General Services Administration such amounts, not to exceed $300,000, needed to reimburse the Archivist of the United States for certain expenditures made to conduct a project to provide for the proper preservation of the Senate's records of continuing value.

§6542. Employees of Senate Disbursing Office; designation by Secretary of Senate to administer oaths and affirmations

The Secretary of the Senate is on and after November 1, 1973, authorized to designate, in writing, employees of the Disbursing Office of the Senate to administer oaths and affirmations, with respect to matters relating to that Office, authorized or required by law or rules or orders of the Senate (including the oath of office required by section 3331 of title 5). During any period in which he is so designated, any such employee may administer such oaths and affirmations.

(Pub. L. 93–145, Nov. 1, 1973, 87 Stat. 532.)


Editorial Notes

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 64–1 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

§6543. Designation of reporters

The reporters of debates in the office of the Secretary of the Senate are hereby designated the official reporters of debates of the Senate.

(Pub. L. 89–545, Aug. 27, 1966, 80 Stat. 354.)


Editorial Notes

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 126–2 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

§6544. Substitute reporters of debates and expert transcribers; temporary reporters of debates and expert transcribers; payments from Senate contingent fund

The Secretary of the Senate is on and after June 5, 1981, authorized to employ, by contract or otherwise, substitute reporters of debates and expert transcribers at daily rates of compensation, or temporary reporters of debates and expert transcribers at annual rates of compensation; no temporary reporters of debates or expert transcribers may be employed under authority of this provision for more than ninety days in any fiscal year; and payments made under authority of this section shall be made from the contingent fund of the Senate upon vouchers approved by the Secretary of the Senate.

(Pub. L. 89–90, July 27, 1965, 79 Stat. 266; Pub. L. 97–12, title I, §105, June 5, 1981, 95 Stat. 61.)


Editorial Notes

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 126b of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

"On and after June 5, 1981" substituted in text for "hereafter", which probably meant after the date of enactment of Pub. L. 97–12 rather than the date of enactment of Pub. L. 89–90.

Amendments

1981Pub. L. 97–12 amended section generally, substituting "authorized to employ, by contract or otherwise, substitute reporters of debates and expert transcribers at daily rates of compensation, or temporary reporters of debates and expert transcribers at annual rates of compensation; no temporary reporters of debates or expert transcribers may be employed under authority of this provision for more than ninety days in any fiscal year; and payments made under authority of this section shall be made from the contingent fund of the Senate upon vouchers approved by the Secretary of the Senate" for "authorized to obtain by contract or otherwise, emergency reporters and transcribers as may be necessary, payments therefor to be made form the contingent fund of the Senate".