[USC02] 2 USC CHAPTER 51, SUBCHAPTER IV: POLICY COMMITTEES AND CONFERENCES
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2 USC CHAPTER 51, SUBCHAPTER IV: POLICY COMMITTEES AND CONFERENCES
From Title 2—THE CONGRESSCHAPTER 51—HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES LEADERSHIP

SUBCHAPTER IV—POLICY COMMITTEES AND CONFERENCES

§5161. Training and program development activities of Republican Conference and Democratic Steering and Policy Committee

(a) In general

There is hereby established an account in the House of Representatives for purposes of carrying out training and program development activities of the Republican Conference and the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee.

(b) Amounts, times, terms, and conditions of payment

Funds in the account established under subsection (a) shall be paid—

(1) for activities of the Republican Conference in such amounts, at such times, and under such terms and conditions as the Speaker of the House of Representatives may direct (or, if the Speaker is not a member of the Republican Party, under such terms and conditions as the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives may direct); and

(2) for activities of the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee in such amounts, at such times, and under such terms and conditions as the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives may direct (or, if the Speaker is a member of the Democratic Party, under such terms and conditions as the Speaker may direct).

(c) Authorization of appropriations

There are authorized to be appropriated to the account under this section for fiscal year 1999 and each succeeding fiscal year such sums as may be necessary for training and program development activities of the Republican Conference and the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee during the fiscal year.

(Pub. L. 105–275, title I, §103, Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2438; Pub. L. 112–74, div. G, title I, §104(a), (b), Dec. 23, 2011, 125 Stat. 1122.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 74a–8 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Section is from the Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 1999, which is title I of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1999.

Amendments

2011—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 112–74, §104(a)(1), substituted "Funds" for "Subject to the allocation described in subsection (c) of this section, funds" in introductory provisions.

Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 112–74, §104(a)(2), substituted "direct (or, if the Speaker is not a member of the Republican Party, under such terms and conditions as the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives may direct);" for "direct;".

Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 112–74, §104(a)(3), substituted "direct (or, if the Speaker is a member of the Democratic Party, under such terms and conditions as the Speaker may direct)." for "direct."

Subsecs. (c), (d). Pub. L. 112–74, §104(b), redesignated subsec. (d) as (c) and struck out former subsec. (c). Prior to amendment, text of subsec. (c) read as follows: "Of the total amount in the account established under subsection (a) of this section—

"(1) 50 percent shall be allocated to the Speaker for payments for activities of the Republican Conference; and

"(2) 50 percent shall be allocated to the Minority Leader for payments for activities of the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee."

Effective Date of 2011 Amendment

Pub. L. 112–74, div. G, title I, §104(c), Dec. 23, 2011, 125 Stat. 1123, provided that: "The amendments made by this section [amending this section] shall take effect as if included in the enactment of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1999 [Pub. L. 105–275]."

§5162. Republican Policy Committee

(a) In general

There is established in the House of Representatives an office to be known as the Republican Policy Committee, which shall have such responsibilities as may be assigned by the Speaker of the House of Representatives (or, if the Speaker is not a member of the Republican Party, the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives).

(b) Salaries and expenses

There shall be a lump sum allowance for the salaries and expenses of the Republican Policy Committee, which shall be treated as a category of House leadership offices for purposes of section 5507(c) of this title, and which shall be obligated and expended as directed by the Speaker (or, if the Speaker is not a member of the Republican party, the Minority Leader).

(c) Applicability

This section shall apply with respect to fiscal year 2005 and each succeeding fiscal year.

(Pub. L. 108–447, div. G, title I, §109, Dec. 8, 2004, 118 Stat. 3177; Pub. L. 112–74, div. G, title I, §102(a), (b), Dec. 23, 2011, 125 Stat. 1121.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 74a–13 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Section is from the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2005, which is div. G of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005.

Amendments

2011—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 112–74, §102(a), substituted "the Speaker of the House of Representatives (or, if the Speaker is not a member of the Republican Party, the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives)" for "the chair of the Republican Conference".

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 112–74, §102(b), inserted ", and which shall be obligated and expended as directed by the Speaker (or, if the Speaker is not a member of the Republican party, the Minority Leader)" before period at end.

Effective Date of 2011 Amendment

Pub. L. 112–74, div. G, title I, §102(c), Dec. 23, 2011, 125 Stat. 1121, provided that: "The amendment made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall apply with respect to fiscal year 2012 and each succeeding fiscal year."