[USC02] 2 USC CHAPTER 51, SUBCHAPTER II: THE SPEAKER
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2 USC CHAPTER 51, SUBCHAPTER II: THE SPEAKER
From Title 2—THE CONGRESSCHAPTER 51—HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES LEADERSHIP

SUBCHAPTER II—THE SPEAKER

§5121. Expense allowance of Speaker of House of Representatives

There shall be paid to the Speaker of the House of Representatives in equal monthly installments an expense allowance of $10,000 per annum to assist in defraying expenses relating to or resulting from the discharge of his official duties, for which no accounting, other than for income tax purposes, shall be made by him.

(Jan. 19, 1949, ch. 2, §1(e), 63 Stat. 4; Oct. 20, 1951, ch. 521, title VI, §619(c), 65 Stat. 570; Pub. L. 104–186, title II, §203(1), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1725.)


Editorial Notes

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 31b of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Amendments

1996Pub. L. 104–186 struck out "(which shall be in lieu of the allowance provided by section 601(b) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946, as amended)" after "per annum".

1951—Act Oct. 20, 1951, made Speaker's expense allowance taxable.


Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries

Effective Date of 1951 Amendment

Amendment by act Oct. 20, 1951, effective at noon, Jan. 3, 1953, see section 619(e) of act Oct. 20, 1951, set out as a note under section 102 of Title 3, The President.

Effective Date

Section effective at noon, Jan. 20, 1949, see section 3 of act Jan. 19, 1949.

§5122. Personal services in office of Speaker; payments

There shall be paid from the applicable accounts of the House of Representatives until otherwise provided by law, for personal services in the office of the Speaker of the House, an additional basic sum of $10,000 per annum.

(Pub. L. 87–730, §103, Oct. 2, 1962, 76 Stat. 693; Pub. L. 104–186, title II, §204(14), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1732.)


Editorial Notes

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 74–1 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Section is based on House Resolution No. 487, Eighty-seventh Congress, Jan. 10, 1962, which was enacted into permanent law by Pub. L. 87–730.

Amendments

1996Pub. L. 104–186 substituted "applicable accounts of the House of Representatives" for "contingent fund of the House".

§5123. Speaker's Office for Legislative Floor Activities

There is established in the House of Representatives an office to be known as the Speaker's Office for Legislative Floor Activities. The Speaker shall appoint and set the annual rate of pay for employees of the Office. The Office shall have the responsibility of assisting the Speaker in the management of legislative floor activity.

(Pub. L. 104–53, title I, §103, Nov. 19, 1995, 109 Stat. 520.)


Editorial Notes

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 74a–7 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Section is based on section 223(b) of House Resolution No. 6, One Hundred Fourth Congress, Jan. 4, 1995, which was enacted into permanent law by Pub. L. 104–53.


Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries

Transfer of Majority and Minority Positions

Pub. L. 107–68, title I, §113, Nov. 12, 2001, 115 Stat. 572, provided that:

"(a) Effective October 1, 2001, the following four majority positions shall be transferred from the Clerk to the Speaker:

"(1) The position of chief of floor service.

"(2) Two positions of assistant floor chief.

"(3) One position of cloakroom attendant.

"(b) Effective October 1, 2001, the following four minority positions shall be transferred from the Clerk to the minority leader:

"(1) The position of chief of floor service.

"(2) Two positions of assistant floor chief.

"(3) One position of cloakroom attendant.

"(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, in the case of an individual who is an incumbent of a position transferred under subsection (a) or subsection (b) at the time of the transfer, the total number of days of annual leave and the total number of days of sick leave which were provided by the Clerk to the individual and which remain unused as of the date of the transfer shall remain available for the individual to use after the transfer."

§5124. Lump sum allowance for Speaker

(a) The aggregate amount otherwise authorized to be appropriated for a fiscal year for the lump-sum allowance for the Office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall be increased by $40,000.

(b) This section shall apply with respect to fiscal year 2002 and each succeeding fiscal year.

(Pub. L. 107–68, title I, §117, Nov. 12, 2001, 115 Stat. 573.)


Editorial Notes

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 74a–12 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Section is from the Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 2002, which is title I of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2002.

§5125. Repealed. Pub. L. 115–244, div. B, title I, §118(a), (b), Sept. 21, 2018, 132 Stat. 2930

Section, Pub. L. 91–665, ch. VIII, Jan. 8, 1971, 84 Stat. 1989; Pub. L. 93–532, §1, Dec. 22, 1974, 88 Stat. 1723; Pub. L. 99–225, Dec. 28, 1985, 99 Stat. 1743, related to the right of every former Speaker to retain an office furnished and maintained by the Government in an appropriate condition.


Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries

Effective Date of Repeal

Pub. L. 115–244, div. B, title I, §118(c), Sept. 21, 2018, 132 Stat. 2930, provided that: "The amendments made by this section [repealing this section and sections 5126 to 5129 of this title] shall apply with respect to any individual who serves as a Representative in Congress during the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress or any succeeding Congress."

§§5126 to 5129. Repealed. Pub. L. 115–244, div. B, title I, §118(a), Sept. 21, 2018, 132 Stat. 2930

Section 5126, Pub. L. 91–665, ch. VIII, Jan. 8, 1971, 84 Stat. 1989; Pub. L. 93–532, §1(a), Dec. 22, 1974, 88 Stat. 1723; Pub. L. 99–151, title I, §102(b), Nov. 13, 1985, 99 Stat. 797; Pub. L. 104–186, title II, §203(2), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1725, provided for an allowance for former Speaker for payment of office and other administrative expenses.

Section 5127, Pub. L. 91–665, ch. VIII, Jan. 8, 1971, 84 Stat. 1989; Pub. L. 93–532, §1(a), Dec. 22, 1974, 88 Stat. 1723, related to franked mail and printing privileges of former Speaker.

Section 5128, Pub. L. 91–665, ch. VIII, Jan. 8, 1971, 84 Stat. 1989; Pub. L. 93–532, §1(a), Dec. 22, 1974, 88 Stat. 1723; Pub. L. 95–94, title I, §115, Aug. 5, 1977, 91 Stat. 668; Pub. L. 99–151, title I, §102(a), Nov. 13, 1985, 99 Stat. 797; Pub. L. 104–186, title II, §203(3), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1725; Pub. L. 108–447, div. G, title I, §110, Dec. 8, 2004, 118 Stat. 3177; Pub. L. 110–161, div. H, title I, §105, Dec. 26, 2007, 121 Stat. 2225, provided for Staff assistance to a former Speaker for administration and compensation and status of staff.

Section 5129, Pub. L. 103–69, title I, §101A(a), Aug. 11, 1993, 107 Stat. 699, provided that the entitlements of a former Speaker of the House of Representatives under sections 5125 to 5129 of this title would be available for 5 years.


Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries

Effective Date of Repeal

Repeal applicable with respect to any individual who serves as a Representative in Congress during the One Hundred Fifteenth Congress or any succeeding Congress, see section 118(c) of Pub. L. 115–244, set out as a note under section 5125 of this title.