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2 USC CHAPTER 65, SUBCHAPTER I: GENERAL
From Title 2—THE CONGRESSCHAPTER 65—SENATE OFFICERS AND ADMINISTRATION

SUBCHAPTER I—GENERAL

§6501. Appointment of consultants by Majority Leader, Minority Leader, Secretary of Senate, and Legislative Counsel of Senate; compensation

(a) In general

The Majority Leader and the Minority Leader, are each authorized to appoint and fix the compensation of not more than nine individual consultants, on a temporary or intermittent basis, at a daily rate of compensation not in excess of the per diem equivalent of the highest gross rate of annual compensation which may be paid to employees of a standing committee of the Senate. The President pro tempore of the Senate is authorized to appoint and fix the compensation of not more than three individual consultants, on a temporary or intermittent basis, at a daily rate of compensation not in excess of that specified in the first sentence of this subsection. The President pro tempore emeritus of the Senate is authorized to appoint and fix the compensation of one individual consultant, on a temporary or intermittent basis, at a daily rate of compensation not in excess of that specified in the first sentence of this subsection. The Secretary of the Senate is authorized to appoint and fix the compensation of not more than two individual consultants, on a temporary or intermittent basis, at a daily rate of compensation not in excess of the per diem equivalent of the highest gross rate of annual compensation which may be paid to employees of a standing committee of the Senate. The Legislative Counsel of the Senate (subject to the approval of the President pro tempore) is authorized to appoint and fix the compensation of not more than two consultants, on a temporary or intermittent basis, at a daily rate of compensation not in excess of that specified in the first sentence of this section. The provisions of sections 8344 and 8468 of title 5 shall not apply to any individual serving in a position under this authority. Expenditures under this authority shall be paid from the contingent fund of the Senate upon vouchers approved by the President pro tempore, President pro tempore emeritus, Majority Leader, Minority Leader, Secretary of the Senate, or Legislative Counsel of the Senate, as the case may be.

(b) Annual compensation

Any or all appointments under this section may be at an annual rate of compensation rather than at a daily rate of compensation, but such annual rate shall not be in excess of the highest gross rate of annual compensation which may be paid to employees of a standing committee of the Senate.

(C) 1 Title of position

Each appointing authority under subsection (a) may designate the title of the position of any individual appointed under that subsection.

(Pub. L. 95–26, title I, §101, May 4, 1977, 91 Stat. 82; Pub. L. 95–94, title I, §110(a), Aug. 5, 1977, 91 Stat. 662; Pub. L. 100–458, title I, §§4, 9, Oct. 1, 1988, 102 Stat. 2161, 2162; Pub. L. 101–302, title III, §314(a), May 25, 1990, 104 Stat. 245; Pub. L. 102–90, title I, §3, Aug. 14, 1991, 105 Stat. 450; Pub. L. 104–2, Feb. 9, 1995, 109 Stat. 45; Pub. L. 105–275, title I, §4(a), (b), Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2433; Pub. L. 107–20, title II, §2803, July 24, 2001, 115 Stat. 185; Pub. L. 107–68, title I, §101(a), Nov. 12, 2001, 115 Stat. 563; Pub. L. 108–7, div. H, title I, §6(a), Feb. 20, 2003, 117 Stat. 350; Pub. L. 111–8, div. G, title I, §2(a), Mar. 11, 2009, 123 Stat. 814.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 61h–6 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section. Some section numbers of this title referenced in amendment notes below reflect the classification of such sections prior to their editorial reclassification.

Section is from the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1977.

Amendments

2009—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 111–8 substituted "nine individual consultants" for "eight individual consultants" in first sentence and "three individual consultants" for "two individual consultants" in second sentence.

2003—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 108–7, §6(a)(1), substituted "eight individual consultants" for "six individual consultants" in first sentence.

Subsec. (C). Pub. L. 108–7, §6(a)(2), added subsec. (C).

2001—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 107–68 substituted "six individual consultants" for "four individual consultants" in first sentence and "not more than two individual consultants" for "one consultant" in second sentence.

Pub. L. 107–20 inserted "The President pro tempore emeritus of the Senate is authorized to appoint and fix the compensation of one individual consultant, on a temporary or intermittent basis, at a daily rate of compensation not in excess of that specified in the first sentence of this subsection." after second sentence and "President pro tempore emeritus," after "President pro tempore," in last sentence.

1998—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 105–275, §4(a), inserted after first sentence "The President pro tempore of the Senate is authorized to appoint and fix the compensation of one consultant, on a temporary or intermittent basis, at a daily rate of compensation not in excess of that specified in the first sentence of this subsection." and in penultimate sentence substituted "sections 8344 and 8468" for "section 8344".

Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 105–275, §4(b), substituted "Any or all appointments under this section may be" for "The Majority Leader, and the Minority Leader, in appointing individuals to consultant positions under authority of this section, may appoint one such individual to such position".

1995Pub. L. 104–2, which directed the general amendment of section 61h–6 of title 2, was executed by amending section 101 of Pub. L. 95–26, which is classified to section 61h–6 of title 2, to reflect the probable intent of Congress, in subsec. (a) striking out provisions regarding appointment of two consultants at daily rate of compensation by President pro tempore of Senate and increasing number of appointments by Majority Leader of Senate from two to four consultants at daily rate of compensation, and in subsec. (b) striking out provisions regarding appointment of one consultant at an annual rate of compensation by President pro tempore of Senate.

1991—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 102–90 which directed the insertion of "The Legislative Counsel of the Senate (subject to the approval of the President pro tempore) is authorized to appoint and fix the compensation of not more than 2 consultants, on a temporary or intermittent basis, at a daily rate of compensation not in excess of that specified in the first sentence of this section." immediately after the second sentence of this section and which directed the substitution of ", Secretary of the Senate, or Legislative Counsel of the Senate, as the case may be" for "and the Secretary of the Senate, respectively" in the last sentence of this section, was executed by making the insertion and the substitution for "and Secretary of the Senate, respectively", to reflect the probable intent of Congress.

1990Pub. L. 101–302 designated existing provisions as subsec. (a) and added subsec. (b).

1988Pub. L. 100–458 provided for appointment, compensation, and voucher approval of two consultants by President pro tempore of Senate and increased the number of appointments by Minority Leader of Senate from two to four individuals.

1977Pub. L. 95–94 inserted two references to Secretary of Senate.

Effective Date of 2009 Amendment

Pub. L. 111–8, div. G, title I, §2(b), Mar. 11, 2009, 123 Stat. 815, provided that: "This section [amending this section] shall take effect on the date of enactment of this Act [Mar. 11, 2009] and shall apply to fiscal year 2009 and each fiscal year thereafter."

Effective Date of 2003 Amendment

Pub. L. 108–7, div. H, title I, §6(b), Feb. 20, 2003, 117 Stat. 350, provided that: "This section [amending this section] shall apply to fiscal year 2003 and each fiscal year thereafter."

Effective Date of 2001 Amendment

Pub. L. 107–68, title I, §101(b), Nov. 12, 2001, 115 Stat. 563, provided that: "This section [amending this section] shall apply with respect to fiscal year 2002 and each fiscal year thereafter."

Effective Date of 1998 Amendment

Pub. L. 105–275, title I, §4(c), Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2433, provided that: "This section [amending this section] is effective on and after the date of enactment of this Act [Oct. 21, 1998]."

Effective Date of 1990 Amendment

Pub. L. 101–302, title III, §314(b), May 25, 1990, 104 Stat. 246, provided that: "The amendments made by this section [amending this section] shall be effective in the case of appointments made after the date of enactment of this Act [May 25, 1990]."

Effective Date of 1977 Amendment

Pub. L. 95–94, title I, §110(b), Aug. 5, 1977, 91 Stat. 662, provided that: "The amendments made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall take effect on August 1, 1977."

Consultants

Pub. L. 110–161, div. H, title I, §8, Dec. 26, 2007, 121 Stat. 2222, provided that, with respect to fiscal year 2008, the first sentence of this section shall be applied by substituting "nine individual consultants" for "eight individual consultants".

Similar provisions were contained in the following prior appropriation acts:

Pub. L. 109–55, title I, §2, Aug. 2, 2005, 119 Stat. 568.

Pub. L. 108–447, div. G, title I, §2, Dec. 8, 2004, 118 Stat. 3169.

Pub. L. 108–83, title I, §6, Sept. 30, 2003, 117 Stat. 1013.

1 So in original. Probably should be "(c)".

§6502. Procurement of temporary help

(a) In general

(1) Subject to regulations that the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate may prescribe, the Secretary of the Senate and the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate may procure temporary help services from a private sector source that offers such services. Each procurement of services under this subsection shall be for no longer than 30 days.

(2) A person performing services procured under paragraph (1) shall not, during the period of the performance of the services, be an employee of the United States or be considered to be an employee of the United States for any purpose.

(b) Effective date

This section shall take effect on October 1, 2001, and shall apply in fiscal year 2002 and successive fiscal years.

(Pub. L. 107–68, title I, §109, Nov. 12, 2001, 115 Stat. 569.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 61f–10 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.

§6503. Payments from Senate contingent fund

No payment shall be made from the contingent fund of the Senate unless sanctioned by the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate. Payments made upon vouchers or abstracts of disbursements of salaries approved by said Committee shall be deemed, held, and taken, and are declared to be conclusive upon all the departments and officers of the Government: Provided, That no payment shall be made from said contingent fund as additional salary or compensation to any officer or employee of the Senate.

(Oct. 2, 1888, ch. 1069, 25 Stat. 546; Aug. 2, 1946, ch. 753, title I, §102, 60 Stat. 814; Pub. L. 93–554, title I, Dec. 27, 1974, 88 Stat. 1776; Pub. L. 104–186, title I, §105(c), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1722.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 68 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Section is based on provisions of last par. on 25 Stat. 546, act of Oct. 2, 1888, ch. 1069, relating to payments from contingent fund of Senate. Provisions of that par. relating to payments from contingent fund of House of Representatives were classified to section 95 of this title prior to being struck out by Pub. L. 104–186.

Amendments

1974Pub. L. 93–554 inserted provision relating to applicability to payments made upon abstracts of disbursements of salaries.

1946—Act Aug. 2, 1946, substituted "Committee on Rules and Administration" for "Committee to Audit and Control Contingent Expenses".

Effective Date of 1974 Amendment

Pub. L. 93–554, title I, Dec. 27, 1974, 88 Stat. 1776, provided in part that the amendment made by Pub. L. 93–554 is effective Jan. 1, 1975.

Effective Date of 1946 Amendment

Act Aug. 2, 1946, ch. 753, title I, §142, 60 Stat. 834, provided that the amendment made by that act is effective Jan. 2, 1947.

§6504. Committee on Rules and Administration; designation of employees to approve vouchers for payments from Senate contingent fund

The Committee on Rules and Administration may authorize its chairman to designate any employee or employees of such Committee to approve in his behalf, all vouchers making payments from the contingent fund of the Senate, such approval to be deemed and held to be approval by the Committee on Rules and Administration for all intents and purposes.

(Pub. L. 93–145, Nov. 1, 1973, 87 Stat. 529; Pub. L. 97–51, §126, Oct. 1, 1981, 95 Stat. 965; Pub. L. 98–473, title I, §123A(c), Oct. 12, 1984, 98 Stat. 1970.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 68–1 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Amendments

1984Pub. L. 98–473 substituted "any employee or employees of such Committee" for "the committee Auditor and the committee Assistant Auditor".

1981Pub. L. 97–51 substituted "the committee Auditor and the committee Assistant Auditor" for "one committee employee".

§6505. Appropriations for contingent expenses of Senate; restrictions

Appropriations made for contingent expenses of the Senate shall not be used for the payment of personal services except upon the express and specific authorization of the Senate in whose behalf such services are rendered. Nor shall such appropriations be used for any expenses not intimately and directly connected with the routine legislative business of the Senate, and the Government Accountability Office shall apply the provisions of this section in the settlement of the accounts of expenditures from said appropriations incurred for services or materials.

(Feb. 14, 1902, ch. 17, §1, 32 Stat. 26; June 10, 1921, ch. 18, title III, §304, 42 Stat. 24; Pub. L. 104–186, title II, §204(45), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1737; Pub. L. 108–271, §8(b), July 7, 2004, 118 Stat. 814.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 68–2 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section, and to section 671 of former Title 31, prior to the enactment of Title 31, Money and Finance, by Pub. L. 97–258, §1, Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 877.

Section is based on provisions of proviso on 32 Stat. 26, act of Feb. 14, 1902, ch. 17, the Urgent Deficiency Appropriation Act for the fiscal year 1902, as those provisions relate to appropriations for contingent expenses of Senate. Provisions of that proviso relating to appropriations for expenses of House of Representatives are classified to section 5506 of this title.

Amendments

1996Pub. L. 104–186 amended provisions relating to appropriations for expenses of House. See Codification note above.

Transfer of Functions

"Government Accountability Office" substituted in text for "General Accounting Office" pursuant to section 8 of Pub. L. 108–271, set out as a note under section 702 of Title 31, Money and Finance, which redesignated the General Accounting Office and any references thereto as the Government Accountability Office. Previously, "General Accounting Office" substituted in text for "accounting officers of the Treasury" pursuant to act June 10, 1921, which transferred powers and duties of Comptroller, six auditors, and certain other employees of the Treasury to General Accounting Office. See section 701 et seq. of Title 31.

§6506. Separate accounts for "Secretary of the Senate" and for "Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate"; establishment within Senate contingent fund; inclusion of funds in existing accounts

(a) Effective October 1, 1983—

(1) there shall be, within the contingent fund of the Senate, a separate account for the "Secretary of the Senate", and a separate account for the "Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate";

(2) the account for "Automobiles and Maintenance", within the contingent fund of the Senate, is abolished, and funds for the purchase, lease, exchange, maintenance, and operation of vehicles for the Senate shall be included in the separate account, established by paragraph (1), for the "Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate"; and

(3) the account for "Postage Stamps", within the contingent fund of the Senate, is abolished; and funds for special delivery postage of the Office of the Secretary of the Senate shall be included in the separate account, established by paragraph (1), for the "Secretary of the Senate"; funds for special delivery postage of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate shall be included in the separate account, established by paragraph (1), for the "Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate"; and postage stamps for the Secretaries for the Majority and the Minority and other offices and officers of the Senate, as authorized by law, shall be included in the account for "Miscellaneous Items", within the contingent fund of the Senate.


(b) Any provision of law which was enacted, or any Senate resolution which was agreed to, prior to October 1, 1983, and which authorizes moneys in the contingent fund of the Senate to be expended by or for the use of the Secretary of the Senate, or his office (whether generally or from a specified account within such fund) may on and after October 1, 1983, be construed to authorize such moneys to be expended from the separate account, within such fund, established by subsection (a)(1) for the "Secretary of the Senate"; and any provision of law which was enacted prior to October 1, 1983, and which authorizes moneys in the contingent fund of the Senate to be expended by or for the use of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, or his office (whether generally or from a specified account within such fund) may on and after October 1, 1983, be construed to authorize such moneys to be expended from the separate account, within such fund, established by subsection (a)(1) for the "Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate".

(Pub. L. 98–51, title I, §103, July 14, 1983, 97 Stat. 266.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 68–3 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Section is from the Congressional Operations Appropriation Act, 1984, which is title I of the Legislative Branch Appropriation, 1984.

§6507. Insurance of office funds of Secretary of Senate and Sergeant at Arms; payment of premiums

The Secretary of the Senate and the Sergeant at Arms on and after June 27, 1956, are authorized and directed to protect the funds of their respective offices by purchasing insurance in an amount necessary to protect said funds against loss. Premiums on such insurance shall be paid out of the contingent fund of the Senate, upon vouchers approved by the chairman of the Committee on Rules and Administration.

(June 27, 1956, ch. 453, 70 Stat. 360.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 65a of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Section is from the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1957, act June 27, 1956.

Prior Provisions

Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in the following prior appropriation acts:

Aug. 5, 1955, ch. 568, 69 Stat. 504.

July 2, 1954, ch. 455, title I, 68 Stat. 400.

Aug. 1, 1953, ch. 304, title I, 67 Stat. 321.

July 9, 1952, ch. 598, 66 Stat. 467.

Oct. 11, 1951, ch. 485, 65 Stat. 392.

Sept. 6, 1950, ch. 896, Ch. II, 64 Stat. 597.

June 22, 1949, ch. 235, 63 Stat. 219.

June 14, 1948, ch. 467, 62 Stat. 425.

§6508. Transfers from appropriations account for expenses of Office of Secretary of Senate and Office of Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate

(a) The Secretary of the Senate is authorized, with the approval of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, to transfer, during any fiscal year (1) from the appropriations account, within the contingent fund of the Senate, for expenses of the Office of the Secretary of the Senate, such sums as he shall specify to the Senate appropriations account, appropriated under the headings "Salaries, Officers and Employees" and "Office of the Secretary", and (2) from the Senate appropriations account, appropriated under the headings "Salaries, Officers and Employees" and "Office of the Secretary" to the appropriations account, within the contingent fund of the Senate, for expenses of the Office of the Secretary of the Senate, such sums as he shall specify; and any funds so transferred shall be available in like manner and for the same purposes as are other funds in the account to which the funds are transferred.

(b) The Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate is authorized, with the approval of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, to transfer, during any fiscal year, from the appropriations account, within the contingent fund of the Senate, for expenses of the Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, such sums as he shall specify to the appropriations account, appropriated under the headings "Salaries, Officers and Employees" and "Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper"; and any funds so transferred shall be available in like manner and for the same purposes as are other funds in the account to which the funds are transferred.

(Pub. L. 100–458, title I, §3, Oct. 1, 1988, 102 Stat. 2161; Pub. L. 101–302, title III, §317, May 25, 1990, 104 Stat. 247.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 68–6 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Section is from the Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 1989, which is title I of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1989.

Amendments

1990—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 101–302 designated existing provisions as cl. (1) and added cl. (2).

Prior Provisions

Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in the following prior appropriation act:

Pub. L. 100–202, §101(i) [title I, §8], Dec. 22, 1987, 101 Stat. 1329–290, 1329-295.

§6509. Vouchering Senate office charges

(a) Senate support office charges

Charges for expenses of any office, the funds of which are disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate, may be vouchered by a Senate support office paying such expenses or to which such charges are owed for goods or services provided, if—

(1) such charges are paid on behalf of the office incurring such expenses by such Senate support office; or

(2) such charges are payable to such Senate support office for goods or services provided by such office to the office incurring such expenses.

(b) Payment charged to official funds

Payments under this section shall be charged to the official funds of the office on whose behalf the expenses were paid, or which received the goods or services for which payment is required.

(c) Certification

Any voucher submitted by a Senate support office pursuant to this section shall be accompanied by a certification from such office of the amount and that such purchases were of the nature that they could be charged to the official funds of the office on whose behalf charges were paid, or to which goods or services were provided.

(d) Regulations

Vouchers under this section shall be submitted and paid subject to such regulations as may be promulgated by the Committee on Rules and Administration.

(Pub. L. 103–69, title I, §1, Aug. 11, 1993, 107 Stat. 695.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 68–8 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Section is from the Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 1994, which is title I of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1994.

§6510. Materials, supplies, and fuel payments from Senate contingent fund

Payments from the contingent fund of the Senate for materials and supplies (including fuel) purchased on and after July 8, 1935, through the Administrator of General Services shall be made by check upon vouchers approved by the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate.

(July 8, 1935, ch. 374, 49 Stat. 463; Aug. 2, 1946, ch. 753, title I, §102, 60 Stat. 814; June 30, 1949, ch. 288, title I, §102(a), 63 Stat. 380.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 68a of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Amendments

1946—Act Aug. 2, 1946, substituted "Committee on Rules and Administration" for "Committee to Audit and Control Contingent Expenses".

Change of Name

Effective Jan. 1, 1947, Procurement Division of Treasury Department changed to Bureau of Federal Supply by former regulation §5.7 of subpart A of Part 5 of Title 41, Public Contracts, 11 F.R. 13638, issued by Secretary of the Treasury.

Bureau of Federal Supply and its functions and duties transferred to Administrator of General Services by act June 30, 1949.

Effective Date of 1946 Amendment

Act Aug. 2, 1946, ch. 753, title I, §142, 60 Stat. 834, provided that the amendment made by that act is effective Jan. 2, 1947.

§6511. Liquidation from appropriations of any unpaid obligations chargeable to rescinded unexpended balances of funds

If at the close of any fiscal year there is an unexpended balance of funds which were appropriated for such year (or for prior fiscal years) and which are subject to disbursement by the Secretary of the Senate for any purpose, then, if such unexpended balance is by law rescinded, any unpaid obligations chargeable to the balance so rescinded (or to appropriations for such purpose for prior years) shall be liquidated from any appropriations for the same general purpose, which, at the time of payment, are available for disbursement.

(Pub. L. 97–257, title I, §106, Sept. 10, 1982, 96 Stat. 849.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 68d of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Section is from the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1982.

§6512. Expense allowance for Secretary of Senate, Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate, and Secretaries for Senate Majority and Minority

(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, there is hereby established an account, within the Senate, to be known as the "Expense Allowance for the Secretary of the Senate, Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate and Secretaries for the Majority and for the Minority, of the Senate" (hereinafter in this section referred to as the "Expense Allowance"). For each fiscal year (commencing with the fiscal year ending September 30, 1981) there shall be available from the Expense Allowance an expense allotment not to exceed $6,000 for each of the above specified officers. Amounts paid from the expense allotment of any such officer shall be paid to him only as reimbursement for actual expenses incurred by him and upon certification and documentation by him of such expenses. Amounts paid to any such officer pursuant to this section shall not be reported as income and shall not be allowed as a deduction under title 26.

(b) For the fiscal year ending September 30, 1981, and the succeeding fiscal year, the Secretary of the Senate shall transfer, for each such year, $8,000 to the Expense Allowance from "Miscellaneous Items" in the contingent fund of the Senate. For the fiscal year ending September 30, 1983, and for each fiscal year thereafter, there are authorized to be appropriated to the Expense Allowance such funds as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of subsection (a) of this section.

(Pub. L. 97–51, §119, Oct. 1, 1981, 95 Stat. 964; Pub. L. 98–63, title I, July 30, 1983, 97 Stat. 334; Pub. L. 99–514, §2, Oct. 22, 1986, 100 Stat. 2095; Pub. L. 108–83, title I, §5(a), Sept. 30, 2003, 117 Stat. 1013.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 65c of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Amendments

2003—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 108–83 substituted "$6,000" for "$3,000".

1986—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 99–514 substituted "Internal Revenue Code of 1986" for "Internal Revenue Code of 1954", which for purposes of codification was translated as "title 26" thus requiring no change in text.

1983—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 98–63, which directed that "$3,000" be substituted for "$2,000" in first sentence of subsec. (a), was executed by making the substitution in second sentence as the probable intent of Congress.

Effective Date of 2003 Amendment

Pub. L. 108–83, title I, §5(b), Sept. 30, 2003, 117 Stat. 1013, provided that: "The amendment made by this section [amending this section] shall apply with respect to fiscal year 2004, and each fiscal year thereafter."

Effective Date of 1983 Amendment

Pub. L. 98–63, title I, July 30, 1983, 97 Stat. 334, provided in part that the amendment made by Pub. L. 98–63 is effective for fiscal years beginning on or after Oct. 1, 1982.

§6513. Per diem and subsistence expenses from Senate contingent fund

No part of the appropriations made under the heading "Contingent Expenses of the Senate" on and after June 27, 1956 may be expended for per diem and subsistence expenses (as defined in section 5701 of title 5) at rates in excess of the rates prescribed by the Committee on Rules and Administration; except that (1) higher rates may be established by the Committee on Rules and Administration for travel beyond the limits of the continental United States, and (2) in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate, reimbursement for such expenses may be made on an actual expense basis of not to exceed the daily rate prescribed by the Committee on Rules and Administration in the case of travel within the continental limits of the United States. This section shall not apply with respect to per diem or actual travel expenses incurred by Senators and employees in the office of a Senator which are reimbursed under section 6314 of this title.

(June 27, 1956, ch. 453, 70 Stat. 360; Pub. L. 87–139, §7, Aug. 14, 1961, 75 Stat. 340; Pub. L. 91–114, §3, Nov. 10, 1969, 83 Stat. 190; Pub. L. 94–22, §8, May 19, 1975, 89 Stat. 86; Pub. L. 95–94, title I, §112(e), Aug. 5, 1977, 91 Stat. 664; Pub. L. 95–355, title I, §103, Sept. 8, 1978, 92 Stat. 533; Pub. L. 96–304, title I, §102(b), July 8, 1980, 94 Stat. 889.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 68b of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section. Some section numbers of this title referenced in amendment notes below reflect the classification of such sections prior to their editorial reclassification.

Amendments

1980Pub. L. 96–304 substituted "prescribed by the Committee on Rules and Administration" for "in effect under section 5702 of title 5, for employees of agencies" in two places.

1978Pub. L. 95–355 substituted provisions relating to applicability of rates under section 5702 of title 5, for employees of agencies, for provisions setting forth specific rates of $35 and $50 per day, respectively, for travel expenses.

1977Pub. L. 95–94 inserted provisions relating to applicability to per diem or actual travel expenses incurred by a Senator or his employee reimbursed under section 58 of this title.

1975Pub. L. 94–22 substituted "$35" and "$50" for "$25" and "$40", respectively.

1969Pub. L. 91–114 increased maximum per diem rate from $16 to $25 and actual expense rate from $30 to $40.

1961Pub. L. 87–139 increased maximum per diem rate from $12 to $16 and actual expense rate from $25 to $30.

Effective Date of 1977 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 95–94 effective Aug. 5, 1977, see section 112(f) of Pub. L. 95–94, set out as an Effective Date of 1977 Amendment note under section 6314 of this title.

§6514. Orientation seminars, etc., for new Senators, Senate officials, or members of staffs of Senators or Senate officials; payment of expenses

Effective July 1, 1979, there is authorized an expense allowance for the Office of the Secretary of the Senate and the Office of Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate which shall not exceed $30,000 each fiscal year for each such office. Payments made under this section shall be reimbursements only for actual expenses (including meals and food-related expenses) incurred in the course of conducting orientation seminars for Senators, Senate officials, or members of the staffs of Senators or Senate officials and other similar meetings, in the Capitol Building or the Senate Office Buildings. Such payments shall be made upon certification and documentation of such expenses by the Secretary and Sergeant at Arms, respectively, and shall be made out of the contingent fund of the Senate upon vouchers signed by the Secretary and the Sergeant at Arms, respectively. Amounts received as reimbursement of such expenses shall not be reported as income, and the expenses so reimbursed shall not be allowed as a deduction, under title 26.

(Pub. L. 96–38, title I, §107(a), July 25, 1979, 93 Stat. 112; Pub. L. 99–88, title I, §193, Aug. 15, 1985, 99 Stat. 349; Pub. L. 99–514, §2, Oct. 22, 1986, 100 Stat. 2095; Pub. L. 100–202, §101(i) [title I, §6], Dec. 22, 1987, 101 Stat. 1329–290, 1329-294; Pub. L. 102–392, title I, §3, Oct. 6, 1992, 106 Stat. 1706; Pub. L. 108–83, title I, §4, Sept. 30, 2003, 117 Stat. 1013; Pub. L. 110–161, div. H, title I, §6(a), Dec. 26, 2007, 121 Stat. 2222.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 69a of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Section is from the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1979.

Amendments

2007Pub. L. 110–161 substituted "$30,000" for "$25,000" in first sentence.

2003Pub. L. 108–83 substituted "$25,000" for "$10,000" in first sentence.

1992Pub. L. 102–392 substituted "$10,000" for "$4,000".

1987Pub. L. 100–202 substituted "$4,000" for "$2,000".

1986Pub. L. 99–514 substituted "Internal Revenue Code of 1986" for "Internal Revenue Code of 1954", which for purposes of codification was translated as "title 26" thus requiring no change in text.

1985Pub. L. 99–88 substituted "Senators, Senate officials, or members of the staffs of Senators or Senate officials" for "Senators and members of their staffs,".

Effective Date of 2007 Amendment

Pub. L. 110–161, div. H, title I, §6(b), Dec. 26, 2007, 121 Stat. 2222, provided that: "The amendment made by this section [amending this section] shall apply with respect to fiscal year 2008 and each fiscal year thereafter."

Effective Date of 1987 Amendment

Pub. L. 100–202, §101(i) [title I, §6], Dec. 22, 1987, 101 Stat. 1329–290, 1329-294, provided that the amendment made by Pub. L. 100–202 is effective in the case of fiscal years beginning after Sept. 30, 1986.

§6515. Payment of fees for services of Attending Physician and for use of Senate health and fitness facilities

(a) Regulations

The Senate Committee on Rules and Administration shall promulgate regulations—

(1) pertaining to the services provided by the Attending Physician and the operation and use of the Senate health and fitness facilities; and

(2) requiring the payment of fees for services received from the Attending Physician and for the use of the Senate health and fitness facilities pursuant to such regulations.

(b) Withholding of fees from salary

The Secretary of the Senate is authorized to withhold fees from the salary of an individual authorized by such regulations to receive such services from the Attending Physician and to use the Senate health and fitness facilities.

(c) Deposit in General Fund

The Secretary of the Senate shall remit all fees required by subsection (a)(2) that are collected pursuant to subsection (b) or by direct payment to the General Fund of the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts unless otherwise provided by law.

(d) Effective date

The provision 1 of this section shall take effect on April 9, 1992.

(Pub. L. 102–392, title III, §314, Oct. 6, 1992, 106 Stat. 1723.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 121e of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Section is from the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1993.

1 So in original. Probably should be "provisions".

§6516. Sale of waste paper and condemned furniture

It shall be the duty of the Secretary and Sergeant at Arms of the Senate to cause to be sold all waste paper and useless documents and condemned furniture that may accumulate, in their respective departments or offices, under the direction of the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate and cover the proceeds thereof into the Treasury.

(Aug. 7, 1882, ch. 433, §1, 22 Stat. 337; May 29, 1928, ch. 901, §1(122), 45 Stat. 995; Pub. L. 104–186, title II, §204(62), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1739.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 117 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Amendments

1996Pub. L. 104–186 struck out "Clerk and Doorkeeper of the House of Representatives and the" before "Secretary and" and substituted "direction of the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate and cover" for "direction of the Committee on Accounts of their respective houses and cover".

Report on Sales Discontinued

Act May 29, 1928, ch. 901, §1(122), 45 Stat. 995, provided for the discontinuance of reports on waste paper, etc., as follows: "122. Reports by the Clerk and Doorkeeper of the House and the Secretary and Sergeant at Arms of the Senate of the sales of waste paper and useless documents and condemned furniture, and so forth."

§6517. Receipts from sale of used or surplus furniture and furnishings of Senate

On and after October 1, 1982, receipts from the sale of used or surplus furniture and furnishings shall be deposited in the United States Treasury for credit to the appropriation for "Senate Office Buildings" under the heading "Architect of the Capitol."

(Pub. L. 97–276, §101(e), Oct. 2, 1982, 96 Stat. 1189.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 117b–1 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section, and to section 170a of former Title 40, prior to the enactment of Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works, by Pub. L. 107–217, §1, Aug. 21, 2002, 116 Stat. 1062.

Section is based on title I (2d proviso under "Senate Office Buildings") of S. 2939, as reported Sept. 22, 1982, which was enacted into law by Pub. L. 97–276.

§6518. Workers compensation payments

(a) In general

Available balances of expired appropriations which are subject to disbursement by the Secretary of the Senate shall be available to the Secretary of the Senate to make the deposit to the credit of the Employees' Compensation Fund required by section 8147(b) of title 5.

(b) Effective date

This section shall apply with respect to appropriations for fiscal year 2014, and each fiscal year thereafter.

(Pub. L. 113–76, div. I, title I, §1, Jan. 17, 2014, 128 Stat. 420.)