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2 USC CHAPTER 65, SUBCHAPTER II: SECRETARY OF THE SENATE
From Title 2—THE CONGRESSCHAPTER 65—SENATE OFFICERS AND ADMINISTRATION

SUBCHAPTER 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 Repealed.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.

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which provided that the increase in the Secretary's rate of compensation to $40,000 was effective July 1, 1975, was repealed by Pub.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.)

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.

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.)

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.)

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.

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.)

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.

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.)

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.

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.

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.)

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".

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.)

Codification

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

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.)

Codification

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

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.)

Codification

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

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.)

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.)

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.)

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".

Part B—General Powers and Duties

§6561. Advance payments by Secretary of Senate

(a) Authorization

For fiscal year 1998, and each fiscal year thereafter, the Secretary of the Senate is authorized to make advance payments under a contract or other agreement to provide a service or deliver an article for the United States Government without regard to the provisions of section 3324 of title 31.

(b) Regulations

An advance payment authorized by subsection (a) shall be made in accordance with regulations issued by the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate.

(c) Effective date

The authority granted by subsection (a) shall not take effect until regulations are issued pursuant to subsection (b).

(Pub. L. 105–55, title I, §1, Oct. 7, 1997, 111 Stat. 1179.)

Codification

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

Section is from the Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 1998, which is title I of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1998.

§6562. Transfers of funds by Secretary of Senate; approval of Committee on Appropriations

During any fiscal year (commencing with the fiscal year beginning October 1, 1982) the Secretary of the Senate is authorized to make such transfers between appropriations of funds available for disbursement by him during such year, subject to the approval of the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate.

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

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 64–2 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Section is based on section 104 of S. 2939, Ninety-seventh Congress, 2d Session, as reported Sept. 22, 1982, and incorporated by reference in section 101(e) of Pub. L. 97–276, to be effective as if enacted into law.

Transfer of Funds by Secretary of Senate

Provisions authorizing Secretary of Senate, as Disbursing Officer of Senate, to make such transfers between appropriations of funds available for disbursement by him for specific fiscal years, as he deems appropriate, subject to customary reprograming procedures of Senate Committee on Appropriations were contained in the following appropriation acts:

Pub. L. 97–51, §113, Oct. 1, 1981, 95 Stat. 963.

Pub. L. 97–12, title I, §107, June 5, 1981, 95 Stat. 62.

§6563. Payment of certain expenses

(a) In general

Subject to the approval of the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate, if in any fiscal year amounts in any appropriations account under the heading "SENATE" under the heading "LEGISLATIVE BRANCH" are available for more than 1 fiscal year, the Secretary of the Senate may establish procedures for the payment of expenses with respect to that account from any amounts available for that fiscal year.

(b) Effective date

This section shall apply to fiscal year 2012 and each fiscal year thereafter.

(Pub. L. 112–74, div. G, title I, §1, Dec. 23, 2011, 125 Stat. 1118.)

Codification

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

Section is from the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2012, which is div. G of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012.

§6564. Travel expenses of Secretary of Senate; advancement of travel funds to designated employees

For the purpose of carrying out his duties, the Secretary of the Senate is authorized to incur official travel expenses. The Secretary of the Senate is authorized to advance, in his discretion, to any designated employee under his jurisdiction, such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding $1,000, to defray official travel expenses in assisting the Secretary in carrying out his duties. Any such employee shall, as soon as practicable, furnish to the Secretary a detailed voucher for such expenses incurred and make settlement with respect to any amount so advanced. Payments to carry out the provisions of this section shall be made from funds included in the appropriation "Miscellaneous Items" under the heading "Contingent Expenses of the Senate" upon vouchers approved by the Secretary of the Senate.

(Pub. L. 94–59, title I, §101, July 25, 1975, 89 Stat. 273; Pub. L. 95–94, title I, §106, Aug. 5, 1977, 91 Stat. 661; Pub. L. 95–355, title I, §101, Sept. 8, 1978, 92 Stat. 533; Pub. L. 97–12, title I, §102, June 5, 1981, 95 Stat. 61; Pub. L. 98–367, title I, §1, July 17, 1984, 98 Stat. 474.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 61a–9a of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Amendments

1984Pub. L. 98–367 struck out provision that travel expenses could not exceed $10,000 during any fiscal year.

1981Pub. L. 97–12 substituted "$10,000" for "$7,500".

1978Pub. L. 95–355 substituted "$7,500" for "$5,500".

1977Pub. L. 95–94 substituted "$5,500" for "$5,000".

Effective Date of 1984 Amendment

Pub. L. 98–367, title I, §1, July 17, 1984, 98 Stat. 474, provided that the amendment made by section 1 is effective with respect to fiscal years beginning on or after Oct. 1, 1983.

Effective Date of 1981 Amendment

Pub. L. 97–12, title I, §102, June 5, 1981, 95 Stat. 61, provided that the amendment made by section 102 is effective with respect to fiscal years beginning on or after Oct. 1, 1980.

Effective Date of 1978 Amendment

Pub. L. 95–355, title I, §101, Sept. 8, 1978, 92 Stat. 533, provided that the amendment made by section 101 is effective with the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 1978.

Effective Date of 1977 Amendment

Pub. L. 95–94, title I, §106, Aug. 5, 1977, 91 Stat. 661, provided that the amendment made by section 106 is effective Oct. 1, 1977.

§6565. Advancement by Secretary of Senate of travel funds to employees under his jurisdiction for Federal Election Campaign Act travel expenses

The Secretary of the Senate is hereafter authorized to advance, in his discretion, to any designated employee under his jurisdiction, such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding $1,500, to defray official travel expenses in assisting the Secretary in carrying out his duties under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 [52 U.S.C. 30101 et seq.]. Any such employee shall, as soon as practicable, furnish to the Secretary a detailed voucher for such expenses incurred and make settlement with respect to any amount so advanced.

(Pub. L. 92–607, ch. V, §504, Oct. 31, 1972, 86 Stat. 1505.)

References in Text

The Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, referred to in text, is Pub. L. 92–225, Feb. 7, 1972, 86 Stat. 3, which is classified principally to chapter 301 (§30101 et seq.) of Title 52, Voting and Elections. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 61a–9 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

§6566. Authority to procure technical support and other services and incur travel expenses; payment of such expenses

For the purpose of carrying out his duties under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 [52 U.S.C. 30101 et seq.], the Secretary of the Senate is authorized, from and after July 1, 1972, (1) to procure technical support services, (2) to procure the temporary or intermittent services of individual technicians, experts, or consultants, or organizations thereof, in the same manner and under the same conditions, to the extent applicable, as a standing committee of the Senate may procure such services under section 4301(i) of this title, (3) with the prior consent of the Government department or agency concerned and the Committee on Rules and Administration, to use on a reimbursable basis the services of personnel of any such department or agency, and (4) to incur official travel expenses. Payments to carry out the provisions of this paragraph shall be made from funds included in the appropriation "Miscellaneous Items" under the heading "Contingent Expenses of the Senate" upon vouchers approved by the Secretary of the Senate. All sums received by the Secretary under authority of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 shall be covered into the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts.

(Pub. L. 92–342, §101, July 10, 1972, 86 Stat. 435.)

References in Text

The Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, referred to in text, is Pub. L. 92–225, Feb. 7, 1972, 86 Stat. 3, which is classified principally to chapter 301 (§30101 et seq.) of Title 52, Voting and Elections. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 442 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Section was enacted as part of Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1973.

§6567. Funds for Secretary of Senate to assist in proper discharge within United States of responsibilities to foreign parliamentary groups or other foreign officials

(a) In general

On and after July 11, 1987, the Secretary of the Senate is authorized to use any available funds (but not in excess of $50,000 for any fiscal year), out of the appropriation account (within the Contingent Fund of the Senate) for the Secretary of the Senate, to assist him in the proper discharge, within the United States, of his appropriate responsibilities to members of foreign parliamentary groups or other foreign officials.

(b) Effective date

The provisions of subsection (a) shall be effective in the case of expenditures for fiscal years ending after September 30, 1986.

(c) Transfer of funds

Upon the written request of the Secretary of the Senate, and upon notification to the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate, there shall be transferred any amount of funds available under subsection (a) specified in the request, but not to exceed $15,000 in any fiscal year, from the appropriation account (within the contingent fund of the Senate) for expenses of the Office of the Secretary of the Senate to the appropriation account for the expense allowance of the Secretary of the Senate. 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. 100–71, title I, §2, July 11, 1987, 101 Stat. 423; Pub. L. 102–90, title I, §4, Aug. 14, 1991, 105 Stat. 450; Pub. L. 105–18, title II, §7003(a), June 12, 1997, 111 Stat. 192; Pub. L. 108–447, div. G, title I, §6, Dec. 8, 2004, 118 Stat. 3170; Pub. L. 116–94, div. P, title XV, §1501, Dec. 20, 2019, 133 Stat. 3209.)

Codification

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

Section is from the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1987.

Amendments

2019—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 116–94 substituted "$15,000" for "$10,000".

2004—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 108–447 substituted "and upon notification to" for "with the approval of" in first sentence.

1997—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 105–18 added subsec. (c).

1991—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 102–90 substituted "On and after July 11, 1987, the Secretary of the Senate is authorized" for "The Secretary of the Senate is authorized" and "$50,000" for "$25,000".

Effective Date of 1997 Amendment

Pub. L. 105–18, title II, §7003(b), June 12, 1997, 111 Stat. 192, provided that: "The amendment made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall be effective with respect to appropriations for fiscal years beginning on or after October 1, 1996."

§6568. Banking and financial transactions of Secretary of Senate

(a) Reimbursement of banks for costs of clearing items for Senate

The Secretary of the Senate is authorized to reimburse any bank which clears items for the United States Senate for the costs incurred therein. Such reimbursements shall be made from the contingent fund of the Senate.

(b) Check cashing regulations for Disbursing Office of Senate

The Secretary of the Senate is authorized to prescribe such regulations as he deems necessary to govern the cashing of personal checks by the Disbursing Office of the Senate.

(c) Amounts withheld from disbursements for employee indebtedness

Whenever an employee whose compensation is disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate becomes indebted to the Senate and such employee fails to pay such indebtedness, the Secretary of the Senate is authorized to withhold the amount of the indebtedness from any amount which is disbursed by him and which is due to, or on behalf of, such employee. Whenever an amount is withheld under this section, the appropriate account shall be credited in an amount equal to the amount so withheld.

(Pub. L. 94–440, title I, §104, Oct. 1, 1976, 90 Stat. 1443.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 60c–2a of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Section is from the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1977.

§§6569 to 6571. Repealed. Pub. L. 113–235, div. H, title I, §1(a), Dec. 16, 2014, 128 Stat. 2525

Section 6569, R.S. §§65, 66; Feb. 18, 1875, ch. 80, §1, 18 Stat. 316; Pub. L. 104–186, title II, §204(55), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1738, related to advertisements for Senate stationery.

Section 6570, R.S. §67; Feb. 18, 1875, ch. 80, §1, 18 Stat. 316, related to opening bids for stationery and awarding contracts.

Section 6571, R.S. §68; Pub. L. 104–186, title II, §204(56), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1738, related to contracts for separate parts of Senate stationery.

§6572. Purchases of stationery and materials for folding

Purchases of stationery and materials for folding shall be made in accordance with section 4104 of this title.

All contracts and bonds for purchases made under the authority of this section shall be filed with the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate.

(Mar. 3, 1887, ch. 392, §1, 24 Stat. 596; Aug. 2, 1946, ch. 753, title I, §102, 60 Stat. 814; Pub. L. 104–186, title II, §204(58), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1738; Pub. L. 113–235, div. H, title I, §1(b), Dec. 16, 2014, 128 Stat. 2525.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 112 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Amendments

2014Pub. L. 113–235 substituted "section 4104 of this title" for "sections 4104 and 6569 to 6571 of this title".

1996Pub. L. 104–186 struck out "or the Committee on Accounts of the House of Representatives respectively" before period at end.

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

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.

§6573. Senate revolving fund for stationery allowances; availability of unexpended balances; withdrawals

There is established within the Contingent Fund of the Senate a revolving fund which shall consist of (1) the unexpended balance of the appropriation "Contingent Expenses, Senate, Stationery, fiscal year 1957", (2) any amounts hereafter appropriated for stationery allowances of the President of the Senate, and for stationery for use of officers of the Senate and the Conference of the Majority and the Conference of the Minority of the Senate, and (3) any undeposited amounts heretofore received, and any amounts hereafter received as proceeds of sales by the stationery room of the Senate. Any moneys in the fund shall be available until expended for use in the same manner and for the same purposes as funds heretofore appropriated to the Contingent Fund of the Senate for stationery, except that (1) the balance of any amount appropriated for stationery for use of committees and officers of the Senate which remains unexpended at the end of any fiscal year and (2) allowances which are not available for obligation due to vacancies or waiver of entitlement thereto, shall be withdrawn from the revolving fund. Disbursements from the fund shall be made upon vouchers approved by the Secretary of the Senate, or his designee.

(Pub. L. 85–58, ch. XI, June 21, 1957, 71 Stat. 188; Pub. L. 92–607, ch. V, §506(l), formerly §506(i), Oct. 31, 1972, 86 Stat. 1508, renumbered §506(j), Pub. L. 95–391, title I, §108(a), Sept. 30, 1978, 92 Stat. 773, renumbered §506(k) and amended Pub. L. 96–304, title I, §§101, 112(b)(3), July 8, 1980, 94 Stat. 889, 892, renumbered §506(l), Pub. L. 97–276, §101(e), Oct. 2, 1982, 96 Stat. 1189; Pub. L. 105–55, title I, §7, Oct. 7, 1997, 111 Stat. 1181.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 46a–1 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Amendments

1997Pub. L. 105–55, which directed the amendment of section 1101 of Pub. L. 85–58 by inserting at end "Disbursements from the fund shall be made upon vouchers approved by the Secretary of the Senate, or his designee.", was executed by making the insertion at the end of this section which is second par. under heading "contingent expenses of the senate" to reflect the probable intent of Congress.

1980Pub. L. 96–304, §112(b)(3), substituted in cl. (2), "officers of the Senate and the Conference of the Majority and the Conference of the Minority of the Senate" for "committees and officers of the Senate".

1972Pub. L. 92–607 struck out "and of Senators" after "the President of the Senate".

Effective Date of 1980 Amendment

Pub. L. 96–304, title I, §112(b), July 8, 1980, 94 Stat. 892, provided that the amendment made by section 112(b)(3) of Pub. L. 96–304 is effective as of the close of Feb. 28, 1981.

Effective Date of 1972 Amendment

Pub. L. 92–607, ch. V, §506(l), formerly §506(i), Oct. 31, 1972, 86 Stat. 1508, renumbered §506(j) by Pub. L. 95–391, title I, §108(a), Sept. 30, 1978, 92 Stat. 773, renumbered §506(k) by Pub. L. 96–304, title I, §101, July 8, 1980, 94 Stat. 889, and renumbered §506(l) by Pub. L. 97–276, §101(e), Oct. 2, 1982, 96 Stat. 1189, provided that the amendment made by section 506(l) is effective Jan. 1, 1973.

Transfer of Moneys to Fund by Secretary of the Senate

Pub. L. 101–163, title I, §6, Nov. 21, 1989, 103 Stat. 1045, provided that: "On and after the date this Act becomes law [Nov. 21, 1989], the Secretary of the Senate, subject to the approval of the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate, is authorized to provide up to $1,000,000 for capitalization purposes to the revolving fund established by the last paragraph under the heading 'Contingent Expenses of the Senate' appearing under the heading 'SENATE' in chapter XI of the Third Supplemental Appropriation Act, 1957 (2 U.S.C. 46a–1) [now 2 U.S.C. 6573], by transferring to such revolving fund any funds available from any Senate appropriation account, with respect to which he has disbursement authority, for the fiscal year in which the transfer is made (or for any preceding fiscal year) or which have been made available until expended; and any moneys so transferred shall be available for use in like manner and to the same extent as the moneys in such revolving fund which were not transferred thereto pursuant to this section."

§6574. Senate Office of Public Records Revolving Fund

(a) Establishment

There is established in the Treasury of the United States a revolving fund within the contingent fund of the Senate to be known as the "Senate Office of Public Records Revolving Fund" (hereafter in this section referred to as the "revolving fund").

(b) Source of moneys for deposit in Fund; availability of moneys in Fund

All moneys received on and after October 1, 1989, by the Senate Office of Public Records from fees and other charges for services shall be deposited to the credit of the revolving fund. Moneys in the revolving fund shall be available without fiscal year limitation for disbursement by the Secretary of the Senate for use in connection with the operation of the Senate Office of Public Records, including supplies, equipment, and other expenses.

(c) Vouchers

Disbursements from the revolving fund shall be made upon vouchers approved by the Secretary of the Senate.

(d) Regulations

The Secretary of the Senate is authorized to prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this section.

(e) Transfer of moneys into Fund

To provide capital for the revolving fund, the Secretary of the Senate is authorized to transfer, from moneys appropriated for fiscal year 1990 to the account "Miscellaneous Items" in the contingent fund of the Senate, to the revolving fund such sum as he may determine necessary, not to exceed $30,000.

(Pub. L. 101–163, title I, §13, Nov. 21, 1989, 103 Stat. 1047.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 68–7 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Section is from the Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 1990, which is title I of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1990.

§6575. Fees for copies from Senate journals

The Secretary of the Senate is entitled, for transcribing and certifying extracts from the journal of the Senate or the executive Journal of the Senate when the injunction of secrecy has been removed, except when such transcripts are required by an officer of the United States in a matter relating to the duties of his office, to receive from the persons for whom such transcripts are prepared the sum of 10 cents for each sheet containing one hundred words.

(R.S. §71; Pub. L. 104–186, title II, §204(61), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1738.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 114 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

R.S. §71 derived from acts Sept. 15, 1789, ch. 14, §6, 1 Stat. 69; Aug. 8, 1846, ch. 107, §2, 9 Stat. 80; and Apr. 23, 1856, ch. 20, 11 Stat. 5.

Amendments

1996Pub. L. 104–186 substituted "Secretary of the Senate is" for "Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives, respectively, are" and struck out "or from the journal of the House of Representatives," after "has been removed,".

§6576. Senate Gift Shop

(a) Establishment

The Secretary of the Senate is authorized to establish a Senate Gift Shop for the purpose of providing for the sale of gift items to Members of the Senate, staff, and the general public.

(b) Deposit of receipts

All moneys received from sales and other services by the Senate Gift Shop shall be deposited in the revolving fund established by subsection (c) and shall be available for purposes of this section.

(c) Revolving fund

(1) There is established in the Treasury of the United States a revolving fund within the contingent fund of the Senate to be known as the Senate Gift Shop Revolving Fund (hereafter referred to in this section as the "fund"). The fund shall consist of all amounts collected or received by the Secretary of the Senate from sales and services by the Senate Gift Shop. All moneys in the fund shall be available without fiscal year limitation for disbursement by the Secretary of the Senate in connection with the operation of the Senate Gift Shop, including supplies, equipment, and other expenses. In addition, such moneys may be used by the Secretary of the Senate to reimburse the Senate appropriations account, appropriated under the heading "Salaries, Officers and Employees" and "Office of the Secretary", for amounts used from such account to pay the salaries of employees of the Senate Gift Shop.

(2) The Secretary of the Senate may transfer from the fund to the Capitol Preservation Fund the net profits (as determined by the Secretary) from sales of items by the Senate Gift Shop which are intended to benefit the Capitol Visitor Center.

(3) The Secretary of the Senate may transfer from the fund to the Senate Employee Child Care Center proceeds from the sale of holiday ornaments by the Senate Gift Shop for the purpose of funding necessary activities and expenses of the Center, including scholarships, educational supplies, and equipment.

(d) Exception to prohibition of sale or solicitation on Capitol Grounds

The provisions of section 5104(c) of title 40 shall not be applicable to any activity carried out pursuant to this section.

(e) Transfer of moneys from Stationery Revolving Fund

To provide capital for the fund, the Secretary of the Senate is authorized to transfer, from moneys in the Stationery Revolving Fund in the contingent fund of the Senate, to the fund such sum as he may determine necessary, not to exceed $300,000.

(f) Authorization to expend from appropriations account for initial expenses

For the purpose of acquiring supplies, equipment, and meeting other initial expenses in implementing subsection (a), the Secretary of the Senate is authorized, upon October 6, 1992, to expend, from moneys appropriated to the appropriations account, within the contingent fund of the Senate, for expenses of the Secretary of the Senate, by the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1991, such amounts as may be necessary to carry out this section.

(g) Disbursement on approved voucher

Disbursements from the fund shall be made upon vouchers approved by the Secretary of the Senate, or his designee.

(h) Regulations

The Secretary of the Senate is authorized to prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this section.

(Pub. L. 102–392, title I, §2, Oct. 6, 1992, 106 Stat. 1706; Pub. L. 107–68, title I, §107(a), Nov. 12, 2001, 115 Stat. 568; Pub. L. 110–39, §1, June 21, 2007, 121 Stat. 231.)

References in Text

The Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1991, referred to in subsec. (f), is Pub. L. 101–520, Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 2254. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.

Codification

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

Section is from the Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 1993, which is title I of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1993.

In subsec. (d), "section 5104(c) of title 40" substituted for "section 4 of the Act of July 31, 1946 (40 U.S.C. 193d)" on authority of Pub. L. 107–217, §5(c), Aug. 21, 2002, 116 Stat. 1303, the first section of which enacted Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works.

Amendments

2007—Subsec. (c)(3). Pub. L. 110–39 added par. (3).

2001—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 107–68 designated existing provisions as par. (1) and added par. (2).

Effective Date of 2001 Amendment

Pub. L. 107–68, title I, §107(b), Nov. 12, 2001, 115 Stat. 569, provided that: "The amendments made by this section [amending this section] shall apply to fiscal years beginning before, on, or after the date of enactment of this Act [Nov. 12, 2001]."

Additional Capitalization

Pub. L. 103–283, title I, §1, July 22, 1994, 108 Stat. 1426, provided that: "Effective on and after the date of enactment of this Act [July 22, 1994], the Secretary of the Senate, subject to the approval of the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate, is authorized to transfer up to $300,000 from any Senate appropriations account with respect to which the Secretary has disbursing authority to the revolving fund established under section 2(c) under the subheading 'ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS' under the heading 'SENATE' in Public Law 102–392 (2 U.S.C. 121d(c)) [now 2 U.S.C. 6576(c)] to provide additional capitalization for such revolving fund. Any moneys so transferred shall be available for use in the same manner and to the same extent as the moneys otherwise in such revolving fund."

§6577. Senate legislative information system

(a) Development and implementation by Secretary of Senate

The Secretary of the Senate, with the oversight and approval of the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate, shall oversee the development and implementation of a comprehensive Senate legislative information system.

(b) Cooperative effort

In carrying out this section, the Secretary of the Senate shall consult and work with officers and employees of the House of Representatives. Legislative branch agencies and departments and agencies of the executive branch shall provide cooperation, consultation, and assistance as requested by the Secretary of the Senate to carry out this section.

(c) Funding

Any funds that were appropriated under the heading "Secretary of the Senate" for expenses of the Office of the Secretary of the Senate by the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1995, to remain available until September 30, 1998, and that the Secretary determines are not needed for development of a financial management system for the Senate may, with the approval of the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate, be used to carry out the provisions of this section, and such funds shall be available through September 30, 2000.

(d) Regulations

The Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate may prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this section.

(e) Effective date

This section shall be effective for fiscal years beginning on or after October 1, 1996.

(Pub. L. 104–197, title I, §8, Sept. 16, 1996, 110 Stat. 2398.)

References in Text

The Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1995, referred to in subsec. (c), is Pub. L. 103–283, July 22, 1994, 108 Stat. 1423. Provisions under the heading "Secretary of the Senate" in Pub. L. 103–283 appear at 108 Stat. 1425, and are not classified to the Code.

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 123e of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Section is from the Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 1997, which is title I of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1997.

§6578. Senate Leader's Lecture Series

(a) Establishment

There is established the Senate Leader's Lecture Series (hereinafter referred to as the "lecture series"). Expenses incurred in connection with the lecture series shall be paid from the appropriations account "Secretary of the Senate" within the contingent fund of the Senate and shall not exceed $30,000 in any fiscal year.

(b) Expenses covered

Payments for expenses in connection with the lecture series may cover expenses incurred by speakers, including travel, subsistence, and per diem, and the cost of receptions, including food, food related items, and hospitality.

(c) Payments for expenses

Payments for expenses of the lecture series shall be made on vouchers approved by the Secretary of the Senate.

(d) Effective date

This section is effective on and after October 1, 1997.

(Pub. L. 105–275, title I, §5, Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2433.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 69b 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.