[USC02] 2 USC CHAPTER 51, SUBCHAPTER III: MAJORITY AND MINORITY LEADERS AND WHIPS
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2 USC CHAPTER 51, SUBCHAPTER III: MAJORITY AND MINORITY LEADERS AND WHIPS
From Title 2—THE CONGRESSCHAPTER 51—HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES LEADERSHIP

SUBCHAPTER III—MAJORITY AND MINORITY LEADERS AND WHIPS

§5141. Additional employees in offices of House Minority Leader, Majority Whip, and Chief Deputy Majority Whip; authorization; compensation

(a) Subject to the provisions of subsection (b), effective March 1, 1977, there shall be two additional employees in the office of the minority leader, and one additional employee each in the offices of the majority whip and the chief deputy majority whip.

(b) The maximum annual rate of compensation for any individual employed under subsection (a) shall not exceed the greater of $173,900 or the applicable rate of pay in effect under an order issued by the Speaker of the House of Representatives pursuant to the authority of section 4532 of this title, and until otherwise provided by law such compensation as may be necessary shall be paid from the applicable accounts of the House of Representatives.

(Pub. L. 95–94, title I, §115, Aug. 5, 1977, 91 Stat. 668; Pub. L. 104–53, title I, §103, Nov. 19, 1995, 109 Stat. 520; Pub. L. 104–186, title II, §204(15)(A), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1732; Pub. L. 116–94, div. E, title II, §212(b)(3)(E), Dec. 20, 2019, 133 Stat. 2778.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 74a–3 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Section is based on section 1 of House Resolution No. 393, Ninety-fifth Congress, Mar. 31, 1977, which was enacted into permanent law by Pub. L. 95–94.

Amendment by Pub. L. 104–53 is based on section 3(b) of House Resolution No. 113, One Hundred Fourth Congress, Mar. 10, 1995, which was enacted into permanent law by Pub. L. 104–53.

Amendments

2019—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 116–94 substituted "The maximum annual rate of compensation for any individual employed under subsection (a) shall not exceed the greater of $173,900 or the applicable rate of pay in effect under an order issued by the Speaker of the House of Representatives pursuant to the authority of section 4532 of this title," for "The annual rate of compensation for any individual employed under subsection (a) shall not exceed the annual rate of basic pay of level V of the Executive Schedule of section 5316 of title 5,".

1996—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 104–186 substituted "applicable accounts of the House of Representatives" for "contingent fund of the House".

1995—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 104–53 substituted "chief deputy majority whip" for "chief majority whip".

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 of 1995 Amendment

Section 3(a) of House Resolution No. 113, One Hundred Fourth Congress, Mar. 10, 1995, as enacted into permanent law by Pub. L. 104–53, title I, §103, Nov. 19, 1995, 109 Stat. 520, provided that: "Upon the enactment of this section into permanent law, the amendment made by subsection (b) [amending this section] shall take effect."

Increases in Compensation

Increases in compensation for House officers and employees under authority of Federal Salary Act of 1967 (Pub. L. 90–206), Federal Pay Comparability Act of 1970 (Pub. L. 91–656), and Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1988 (Pub. L. 100–202), see sections 4531 and 4532 of this title, and Salary Directives of Speaker of the House, set out as notes under those sections.

§5142. Additional amounts for personnel and equipment for House Majority and Minority Leaders and Majority and Minority Whips

Effective March 1, 1977, and until otherwise provided by law, there shall be paid out of the applicable accounts of the House of Representatives such additional amounts as may be necessary for office personnel, and rental or lease of necessary equipment, of each of the following officials of the House the following per annum amounts:

(1) The majority leader, $30,000.

(2) The minority leader, $30,000.

(3) The majority whip, $15,000.

(4) The minority whip, $15,000.

(Pub. L. 95–94, title I, §115, Aug. 5, 1977, 91 Stat. 668; Pub. L. 104–186, title II, §204(15)(B), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1732.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 74a–4 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Section is based on section 2 of House Resolution No. 393, Ninety-fifth Congress, Mar. 31, 1977, which was enacted into permanent law by Pub. L. 95–94.

Amendments

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

Limits on Uses of Funds

Pub. L. 98–51, title I, §112, July 14, 1983, 97 Stat. 270, as amended by Pub. L. 104–186, title II, §204(16), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1732, provided that: "The funds provided under the provisions of section 2 of House Resolution 393, Ninety-fifth Congress, agreed to March 31, 1977, as enacted into permanent law by section 115 of the Congressional Operations Appropriation Act, 1978 [2 U.S.C. 5142], and section 473 of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1970 [2 U.S.C. 5103], shall be limited to use for the compensation of additional personnel and other necessary official expenses."

§5143. Compensation of certain House minority employees

Effective January 3, 1977, and until otherwise provided by law, the rate of pay for each of the six positions of minority employee authorized by the Legislative Pay Act of 1929 and referred to in House Resolution 441 of the Ninety-first Congress shall be a per annum gross rate equal to the annual rate of basic pay of level IV of the Executive Schedule of section 5315 of title 5, unless a lower rate is established by the Minority Leader.

(Pub. L. 95–94, title I, §115, Aug. 5, 1977, 91 Stat. 668.)

References in Text

The Legislative Pay Act of 1929, referred to in text, is act June 20, 1929, ch. 33, 46 Stat. 32. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.

House Resolution 441, referred to in text, is set out as a Prior Provisions note below.

Codification

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

Section is based on section 1 of House Resolution 119, Ninety-fifth Congress, Jan. 19, 1977, which was enacted into permanent law by Pub. L. 95–94.

Prior Provisions

Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in House Resolution 441, Ninety-first Congress, June 17, 1969, as enacted into permanent law by Pub. L. 91–145, §103, Dec. 12, 1969, 83 Stat. 359, which provided: "That, until otherwise provided by law—

"(1) The six positions of minority employee listed in House Resolution 8, Ninety-first Congress, as supplemented by House Resolution 238, Ninety-first Congress, and House Resolution 265, Ninety-first Congress, are hereby given position titles in the descending order in which those six positions are listed in House Resolution 8, as follows:

"(A) the position title of the position listed first is 'Floor Assistant to the Minority';

"(B) the position title of the position listed second is 'Floor Assistant to the Minority';

"(C) the position title of the position listed third is 'Floor Assistant to the Minority';

"(D) the position title of the position listed fourth is 'Floor Assistant to the Minority';

"(E) the position title of the position listed fifth is 'Pair Clerk to the Minority'; and

"(F) the position title of the position listed sixth is 'Staff Director to the Minority'.

"(2) Appointments to each position for which a position title is provided by subparagraph (1) of this section shall be made by action of the House of Representatives.

"(3) The rate of pay of each position for which a position title is provided by subparagraph (1) of this section shall be a per annum gross rate equal to the annual rate of basic pay of Level V of the Executive Schedule in section 5316 of title 5, United States Code, unless a different rate is provided for such position by action of the House of Representatives.

"Sec. 2. (a) The first section of this resolution shall not affect or change the appointments or continuity of employment of those employees who hold such positions on the date of adoption of this resolution [June 17, 1969].

"(b) In accordance with the authority of the House of Representatives under subparagraph (3) of the first section of this resolution, the respective per annum gross rates of pay of those positions for which position titles are provided by clauses (C), (D), (E), and (F) of subparagraph (1) of the first section of this resolution are as follows:

"(1) for the position subject to clause (C)—$29,160;

"(2) for the position subject to clause (D)—$25,200;

"(3) for the position subject to clause (E)—$28,440; and

"(4) for the position subject to subparagraph (F)—$28,080.

"Sec. 3. This resolution shall become effective as of the beginning of the calendar month in which this resolution is adopted [June 1969]."

Designation and Compensation of Three Further Minority Employees

House Resolution No. 7, One Hundred Fourth Congress, Jan. 4, 1995, which was enacted into permanent law by Pub. L. 104–53, title I, §103, Nov. 19, 1995, 109 Stat. 520, provided that: "In addition, the minority leader may appoint and set the annual rate of pay for up to three further minority employees."

§5144. Lump-sum allowances for House Minority Leader and Majority Whip

(a) The aggregate amount otherwise authorized to be appropriated for a fiscal year for the lump-sum allowance for the Office of the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives and the aggregate amount otherwise authorized to be appropriated for a fiscal year for the lump-sum allowance for the Office of the Majority Whip of the House of Representatives shall each be increased by $333,000.

(b) This section shall apply with respect to fiscal year 2000 and each succeeding fiscal year.

(Pub. L. 106–31, title III, §3008, May 21, 1999, 113 Stat. 93.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 74a–10 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Section is from the 1999 Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act.

§5145. Lump-sum allowances for House Majority Floor Leader, Minority Floor Leader, Majority Whip, and Minority Whip

(a) Effective with respect to fiscal year 2008 and each succeeding fiscal year, the aggregate amount otherwise authorized to be appropriated for a fiscal year for the lump-sum allowance for each of the following offices is increased as follows:

(1) The allowance for the office of the Majority Floor Leader is increased by $200,000.

(2) The allowance for the office of the Minority Floor Leader is increased by $200,000.


(b) Effective with respect to fiscal year 2009 and each succeeding fiscal year, the aggregate amount otherwise authorized to be appropriated for a fiscal year for the lump-sum allowance for each of the following offices is increased as follows:

(1) The allowance for the office of the Majority Whip is increased by $72,000.

(2) The allowance for the office of the Minority Whip is increased by $72,000.

(Pub. L. 111–8, div. G, title I, §104, Mar. 11, 2009, 123 Stat. 818.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 74a–10a of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Section is from the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2009, which is div. G of the Omnibus Appropriations Act, 2009.

§5146. Lump-sum allowances for House Majority Whip and Minority Whip

Effective with respect to fiscal year 2010 and each succeeding fiscal year, the aggregate amount otherwise authorized to be appropriated for a fiscal year for the lump-sum allowance for each of the following offices is increased as follows:

(1) The allowance for the office of the Majority Whip is increased by $96,000.

(2) The allowance for the office of the Minority Whip is increased by $96,000.

(Pub. L. 111–68, div. A, title I, §102, Oct. 1, 2009, 123 Stat. 2029.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 74a–10b of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Section is from the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2010, which is div. A of Pub. L. 111–68.