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102d CONGRESS
2d Session
H. J. RES. 454
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
September 21 (legislative day, SEPTEMBER 8), 1992
Received;
September 23, 1992
Read twice and referred to the Committee on Governmental Affairs
JOINT RESOLUTION
To provide for the expeditious disclosure of records relevant to the
assassination of President John F. Kennedy.
  Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States
  of America in Congress assembled,
SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE.
  This joint resolution may be cited as the `Assassination Materials Disclosure
  Resolution of 1992'.
SEC. 2. FINDINGS AND PURPOSE.
  (a) FINDINGS- The Congress finds the following:
  (1) Legitimate confidentiality concerns based upon national security,
  personal privacy, law enforcement, and other recognized interests diminish
  over time.
  (2) There is a compelling public interest that all government records be
  eventually made available to the public.
  (3) There is a compelling public interest that all materials concerning
  the assassination of President John F. Kennedy be made available to the
  public at the earliest possible date.
  (4) Executive Order 12356, National Security Information, as implemented
  by the executive branch, has precluded the timely release of materials
  relating to the assassination of President Kennedy.
  (5) Section 552 of title 5, United States Code (popularly known as the
  `Freedom of Information Act'), as implemented by the executive branch,
  has failed to secure the timely release of materials relating to the
  assassination of President Kennedy.
  (6) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  and the President's Commission on CIA Activities in the United States were
  Federal agencies whose records are subject to Federal records laws.
  (7) Only in the rarest cases is there any legitimate need for continued
  secrecy or classification of materials relating to the assassination of
  President Kennedy.
  (8) The legitimacy of any government in a free society depends on the
  consent of the people.
  (9) The ability of a government in a free society to obtain the consent
  of the people is undermined to the degree that the people do not trust
  their government.
  (10) The disclosure of records in the possession of the Government relevant
  to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy will contribute to the
  trust of the people in their government.
  (b) PURPOSE- The purpose of this joint resolution is to make available
  to the public all materials relating to the assassination of President
  Kennedy at the earliest possible date.
SEC. 3. DEFINITIONS.
  For the purposes of this joint resolution:
  (1) The term `Archivist' means the Archivist of the United States.
  (2) The term `assassination material'--
  (A) means any record that is determined by the Review Board under section
  6(b) to be an assassination material; and
  (B) does not include any item donated by the family of President Kennedy
  to the National Archives pursuant to the deed of gift dated October 29, 1966.
  (3) The term `Collection' means the President Kennedy Assassination
  Materials Collection established under section 4.
  (4) The term `Court' means the division of the United States Court of
  Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit established under section 49
  of title 28, United States Code.
  (5) The term `custodian of records' means--
  (A) the Committee on House Administration of the House of Representatives,
  for records of the House Committee;
  (B) the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate, for records of
  the Senate Committee;
  (C) the Archivist of the United States, for records of the President's
  Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy and records of the
  President's Commission on CIA Activities in the United States; and
  (D) the executive branch official designated by the head of an executive
  agency, for each executive agency which has any record of an official
  investigation in its possession.
  (6) The term `executive agency'--
  (A) has the meaning given to the term `agency' by sections 551(1) and 552(f)
  of title 5, United States Code; and
  (B) includes the Executive Office of the President, the Executive Office
  of the Vice President, and all components thereof.
  (7) The term `Executive Director' means the Executive Director of the
  Review Board appointed under section 10(c).
  (8) The term `House Committee' means the Select Committee on Assassinations
  of the House of Representatives.
  (9) The term `National Archives' means the National Archives and Records
  Administration and all components thereof, including the Presidential
  Libraries.
  (10) The term `originating body' means the executive agency, Presidential
  commission, or Presidential or Congressional committee that created a
  record or obtained a record from a source other than another entity of
  the Federal Government.
  (11) The term `public interest' includes the compelling public interests
  found by the Congress in section 2(a)(2) and (3).
  (12) The term `record' includes--
  (A) a document, book, paper, map, or photograph;
  (B) machine readable, computerized, digitized, or electronic information,
  regardless of the medium on which it is stored; and
  (C) any other documentary material, regardless of its physical form or
  characteristics.
  (13) The term `record of an official investigation'--
  (A) means any record that was created, obtained, or generated by--
  (i) a review of the assassination of President Kennedy conducted by any of--
  (I) the President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  (popularly known as the Warren Commission);
  (II) the Federal Bureau of Investigation;
  (III) the Secret Service;
  (IV) the Central Intelligence Agency;
  (V) the President's Commission on CIA Activities in the United States
  (popularly known as the Rockefeller Commission);
  (VI) the Senate Committee; and
  (VII) The House Committee;
  (ii) any activity conducted by an executive agency in support of a review
  or activity described in subparagraph (A); and
  (iii) any other activity determined by the Review Board to be relevant to
  the assassination of President Kennedy; and
  (B) includes any record that the Review Board determines relates in any
  manner or degree to the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, that
  was created, obtained, or generated by an executive agency.
  (14) The term `Review Board' means the Assassination Materials Review
  Board established by section 10(a).
  (15) The term `Senate Committee' means the Select Committee to Study
  Governmental Operations With Respect to Intelligence Activities of the
  Senate.
SEC. 4. PRESIDENT KENNEDY ASSASSINATION MATERIALS COLLECTION.
  (a) ESTABLISHMENT- Not later than 60 days after the date of the enactment
  of this joint resolution, the Archivist shall establish in the National
  Archives a collection which shall be known as the `President Kennedy
  Assassination Materials Collection'.
  (b) CONTENTS- The Collection shall consist of--
  (1) all records transferred under section 5(a)(1);
  (2) all assassination materials transferred under section 5(c);
  (3) determinations and recommendations submitted under section 6(f);
  (4) all statements submitted under section 7(c)(2);
  (5) all summaries transmitted under section 7(d); and
  (6) such other records relating to the assassination of President Kennedy
  as the Archivist considers appropriate.
  (c) PUBLIC AVAILABILITY- The Archivist shall make available for public
  inspection and copying all records in the Collection.
  (d) PRINTING AND DISSEMINATION OF ASSASSINATION MATERIALS-
  (1) SELECTION- The National Historical Publications and Records Commission
  shall promptly provide for the selection and preparation for publication
  of materials in the Collection that are of broad historical interest.
  (2) PRINTING AND DISTRIBUTION- The Public Printer shall--
  (A) make such materials available for distribution and sale under chapter
  17 of title 44, United States Code;
  (B) make such materials available through the Depository Library Program,
  under chapter 19 of title 44, United States Code; and
  (C) in carrying out subparagraphs (A) and (B), use appropriate and
  cost-effective technology, including, to the extent practicable, publication
  of such materials in a multi-media electronic format.
SEC. 5. TRANSFER OR AVAILABILITY OF RECORDS OF OFFICIAL INVESTIGATIONS.
  (a) EXECUTIVE AGENCY RECORDS-
  (1) TRANSFER TO ARCHIVIST- The head of each executive agency may transfer
  to the Archivist for inclusion in the Collection each record of an official
  investigation for which the agency is a custodian of records.
  (2) AVAILABILITY TO REVIEW BOARD- On the date which is 60 days after the
  date of the enactment of this joint resolution, the head of each executive
  agency shall make available to the Review Board each record of an official
  investigation for which the agency is a custodian of records and which has
  not been transferred from the agency to the Archivist under paragraph (1).
  (b) CONGRESSIONAL RECORDS- Not later than 60 days after the date of the
  enactment of this joint resolution, the Archivist shall make available to
  the Review Board each record of an official investigation for which the
  Committee on House Administration of the House of Representatives or the
  Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate is a custodian of records.
  (c) OTHER TRANSFER OF ASSASSINATION MATERIALS- The custodian of records
  for a record of an official investigation shall, after the date which is
  30 days after the date of the receipt of a recommendation of the Review
  Board under section 6(b) with respect to the record and by no later than
  60 days after that date of receipt, transfer the record to the Archivist
  for inclusion in the Collection if--
  (1) the Review Board determines under section 6(b) that the record is an
  assassination material;
  (2) the Review Board recommends under section 6(b) that the record should
  be transferred to the Archivist for inclusion in the Collection; and
  (3) that transfer and inclusion is not postponed in accordance with
  section 7(b).
SEC. 6. REVIEWS BY REVIEW BOARD.
  (a) REVIEWS OF TRANSFERRED MATERIALS- The Review Board shall review--
  (1) each record of an official investigation made available under section
  5(a)(2) or (b); and
  (2) all other records available to the Review Board that it has reason to
  believe are relevant to the assassination of President Kennedy.
  (b) DETERMINATIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS-
  (1) IN GENERAL- Upon completing a review under subsection (a) with respect
  to a record, the Review Board shall--
  (A) determine whether the record is an assassination material; and
  (B) in the case of an assassination material and based on the criteria set
  forth in section 7(a), submit to the custodian of records and, if different,
  the originating body for the material a recommendation that the record--
  (i) should be transferred to the Archivist for inclusion in the Collection;
  or
  (ii) qualifies for postponement under that section.
  (2) CONTENTS- Each determination and each recommendation of the Review
  Board shall--
  (A) identify the record that is the subject of the determination or
  recommendation; and
  (B) set forth the basis for the determination or recommendation.
  (c) DETERMINATION OF ASSASSINATION MATERIAL- The Review Board shall determine
  under subsection (b) that a record is an assassination material unless the
  Review Board determines by clear and convincing evidence that the record
  does not have any relevance to the assassination of President Kennedy.
  (d) PRESUMPTION FOR TRANSFER- The Review Board shall recommend under
  subsection (b)(1) that an assassination material should be transferred to
  the Archivist for inclusion in the Collection, unless there is clear and
  convincing evidence that the material qualifies for postponement under
  section 7(a).
  (e) REVIEW OF PORTIONS THAT CAN BE SEGREGATED- If the Review Board determines
  that an assassination material qualifies for postponement under section 7(a),
  the Review Board shall separately review and make final recommendations
  under this section with respect to any portion of the material that can
  be reasonably segregated.
  (f) SUBMISSIONS TO ARCHIVIST- The Review Board shall submit to the Archivist
  for inclusion in the Collection--
  (1) each determination under subsection (b)(1)(A) that a record of an
  official investigation is not an assassination material; and
  (2) each recommendation under subsection (b)(1)(B) that an assassination
  material qualifies for postponement.
SEC. 7. POSTPONEMENT OF TRANSFER OF ASSASSINATION MATERIAL.
  (a) QUALIFICATION FOR POSTPONEMENT- Assassination material qualifies for
  postponement under this subsection only if one or more of the following
  criteria are met:
  (1) The threat to the military defense, intelligence operations, or conduct
  of foreign relations of the United States posed by the public availability
  of the assassination material is of such gravity that it outweighs the
  public interest in disclosure of the assassination material, and such
  public availability would reveal--
  (A) an intelligence agent whose identity currently requires protection;
  (B) an intelligence source or method which is currently utilized or
  reasonably expected to be utilized by the United States Government and
  which has not been officially disclosed, and the disclosure of which would
  interfere with the conduct of intelligence activities; or
  (C) any other matter currently relating to the military defense, intelligence
  operations, or conduct of foreign relations of the United States, the public
  availability of which would demonstrably impair the national security of
  the United States.
  (2) The public availability of the assassination material would disclose the
  name or identity of a living person who provided confidential information to
  the United States and would pose a substantial risk of harm to such person.
  (3) The public availability of the assassination material could reasonably
  be expected to constitute an unwarranted invasion of personal privacy,
  and that invasion of privacy is so substantial that it outweighs the public
  interest in disclosure of the assassination material.
  (4) The public availability of the assassination material would constitute
  an unjustified violation of an express, documented understanding of
  confidentiality between a Government agent and a cooperating individual
  or a foreign government.
  (5) The public availability of the assassination material would disclose
  a security or protective procedure currently utilized, or reasonably
  expected to be utilized, by the Secret Service or another Government
  agency responsible for protecting Government officials, and that public
  availability would be so harmful that it outweighs the public interest in
  disclosure of the assassination material.
  (b) POSTPONEMENT- The transfer of assassination material to the Archivist
  for inclusion in the Collection shall be postponed for purposes of section
  5(c)(3) notwithstanding any recommendation of the Review Board, if--
  (1) in the case of assassination material for which the originating body
  is the Senate Committee, the Senate certifies that the material qualifies
  for postponement under subsection (a) by agreeing to a resolution to
  that effect--
  (A) by a majority of members present and voting; and
  (B) by not later than 30 days after the date on which the Review Board
  submits a recommendation under section 6(b) with respect to the material;
  (2) in the case of assassination material for which the originating body
  is the House Committee, the House certifies that the material qualifies
  for postponement under subsection (a) by agreeing to a resolution to
  that effect--
  (A) by a majority of members present and voting; and
  (B) by not later than 30 days after the date on which the Review Board
  submits a recommendation under section 6(b) with respect to the material; and
  (3) in the case of assassination material for which the originating body
  is an executive agency, the President certifies to the Review Board by
  not later than 30 days after the date on which the Review Board submits
  a recommendation under section 6(b) with respect to the material that the
  material qualifies for postponement under subsection (a).
  (c) CERTIFICATION BY PRESIDENT-
  (1) AUTHORITY NONDELEGABLE- The authority of the President to certify
  under subsection (b)(3) may not be delegated to any other person.
  (2) STATEMENT- If the President makes a certification under subsection
  (b)(3) for an assassination material, the President shall--
  (A) submit to the Committee on House Administration of the House of
  Representatives, to the Select Committee on Intelligence of the Senate, and
  to the Archivist for inclusion in the Collection a written statement that--
  (i) identifies the assassination material with specificity; and
  (ii) sets forth the basis for the certification, including the criteria
  under subsection (a) under which the material qualifies for postponement; and
  (B) publish the statement in the Federal Register by not later than 10
  days after the date of that submission.
  (d) SUMMARY OF POSTPONED ASSASSINATION MATERIALS- The Review Board may,
  after consulting with the custodian of records and, if different, the
  originating body for an assassination material the transfer of which
  is postponed under this section, prepare and transmit a summary of the
  assassination material to the Archivist for inclusion in the Collection.
SEC. 8. MARKING AND REVIEW OF POSTPONED MATERIALS.
  (a) MARKING- The Review Board shall--
  (1) mark any portion of assassination material that is not transferred to
  the Archivist for inclusion in the Collection pursuant to section 5(c),
  in accordance with a system of identification established by the Review
  Board; and
  (2) append to that portion a statement of the Review Board designating a
  specified time at which, or a specified occurrence following which, the
  material shall be reconsidered for inclusion in the Collection pursuant
  to the criteria set forth in section 7(a).
  (b) TRANSFER- The Review Board shall transfer all assassination material
  marked under subsection (a), and all appendices thereto, to the Archivist.
  (c) REVIEW- The Archivist shall, by not later than the time or the occurrence
  specified under subsection (a)(2) for an assassination material--
  (1) review the assassination material and any appendices thereto; and
  (2) resubmit the assassination material to the Review Board, if it is still
  in existence, or to the originating body, if the Review Board has terminated.
SEC. 9. PUBLIC AVAILABILITY OF OTHER INFORMATION.
  (a) MATERIALS UNDER SEAL OF COURT- The Review Board may request the
  Department of Justice to petition, or through its own counsel may petition,
  any court in the United States or a foreign country to make publicly
  available any information relevant to the assassination of President
  Kennedy that is held under seal of the court.
  (b) GRAND JURY MATERIALS-
  (1) PETITIONS- The Review Board may request the Attorney General to petition,
  or through its own counsel may petition, any court in the United States
  to make publicly available any information relevant to the assassination
  of President Kennedy that is held under the injunction of secrecy of a
  grand jury.
  (2) TREATMENT UNDER FEDERAL RULES- A petition under this subsection is
  deemed to constitute a showing of particularized need under Rule 6 of the
  Federal Rules of Criminal Procedure.
  (c) AUTOPSY MATERIALS- The Review Board shall, pursuant to the terms
  of the deed of gift dated October 29, 1966, seek access to the autopsy
  photographs and x rays donated to the National Archives by the family of
  President Kennedy. The Review Board shall, as soon as practicable, submit
  to the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Select Committee
  on Intelligence of the Senate a report on the status of those records and
  on access to those records by individuals consistent with the deed of gift.
  (d) COOPERATION OF EXECUTIVE BRANCH-
  (1) ATTORNEY GENERAL- The Attorney General shall assist the Review Board
  in good faith to unseal any records that the Review Board determines to be
  relevant and held under seal by a court or under the injunction of secrecy
  of a grand jury.
  (2) SECRETARY OF STATE- The Secretary of State shall, as soon as possible--
  (A) contact the Government of the Republic of Russia and seek the public
  availability of all records of the Government of the former Soviet Union,
  including the records of the Komitet Gosudarstvennoy Bezopasnosti (KGB)
  and the Glavnoye Razvedyvatelnoye Upravleniye (GRU), that are relevant to
  the assassination of President Kennedy; and
  (B) contact any other foreign government that may hold information relevant
  to the assassination of President Kennedy, and seek the public availability
  of such information.
  (3) OTHER EXECUTIVE AGENCIES- The head of each executive agency shall
  cooperate fully with the Review Board to seek the public availability of
  all information relevant to the assassination of President Kennedy.
SEC. 10. ASSASSINATION MATERIALS REVIEW BOARD.
  (a) ESTABLISHMENT AND FUNCTIONS- There is established as an independent
  agency a board which shall be known as the `Assassinations Materials Review
  Board'. The Review Board shall perform such functions as are assigned to
  it by this joint resolution.
  (b) APPOINTMENT-
  (1) IN GENERAL- The Court shall, within 90 days after the date of enactment
  of this joint resolution, appoint, without regard to political affiliation,
  5 distinguished and impartial private citizens to serve as members of the
  Review Board.
  (2) VACANCIES- A vacancy on the Review Board shall be filled in the same
  manner as the original appointment was made under paragraph (1).
  (3) INFERIOR OFFICERS- The members of the Review Board are deemed to be
  inferior officers of the United States within the meaning of section 2 of
  article II of the Constitution.
  (4) CHAIRPERSON- The members of the Review Board shall elect 1 of its
  members as chairperson at its initial meeting.
  (c) EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR- The Review Board shall appoint an individual of
  integrity and impartiality to serve as Executive Director of the Review
  Board.
  (d) LIMITATION- A person who is employed by the Government or who has been
  employed by any intelligence or law enforcement agency of the United States
  Government, or who has had any involvement with any review referred to in
  section 3(13)(A)(i) or (ii) may not serve as a member of the Review Board
  or as the Executive Director.
  (e) RECOMMENDATIONS- Prior to appointing any person to be a member of the
  Review Board, the Court may solicit and consider the recommendations of
  diverse representatives of general and scholarly interest in assassination
  materials, including the American Political Science Association, the American
  Society of Newspaper Editors, the Organization of American Historians,
  the National Security Archive, the Organization of American Historians,
  the Society of American Archivists, the Association of American Publishers,
  the Center for National Security Studies, the American Historical Society,
  and the American Newspaper Publishers Association.
  (f) COMPENSATION-
  (1) PAY- Members of the Review Board and the Executive Director shall be
  compensated at a rate equal to the daily equivalent of the annual rate of
  basic pay prescribed for level IV of the Executive Schedule under section
  5315 of title 5, United States Code, for each day (including travel time)
  during which the member is engaged in the performance of the duties of
  the Review Board.
  (2) TRAVEL EXPENSES- Members of the Review Board shall be allowed
  reasonable travel expenses, including per diem in lieu of subsistence, at
  rates authorized for employees of agencies under chapter I of chapter 57 of
  title 5, United States Code, while away from the member's home or regular
  place of business in the performance of services for the Review Board.
  (g) REMOVAL-
  (1) IN GENERAL- No member of the Review Board or the Executive Director
  shall be removed from office, other than for inefficiency, neglect of duty,
  malfeasance in office, physical disability, mental incapacity, or any other
  condition that substantially impairs the performance of the member's or
  Executive Director's duties.
  (2) REPORT- Within 10 days after any date on which a member of the Review
  Board is removed from office, the Court shall submit to the Committee on
  Government Operations of the House of Representatives and the Committee
  on Governmental Affairs of the Senate a report specifying the facts found
  and the grounds for the removal.
  (h) OVERSIGHT- The Committee on Government Operations of the House of
  Representatives and the Committee on Governmental Affairs of the Senate
  shall have continuing oversight jurisdiction with respect to the official
  conduct of the Review Board. The Review Board shall cooperate with the
  exercise of such oversight jurisdiction.
  (i) SUPPORT SERVICES-
  (1) GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION- The Administrator of General Services
  shall provide administrative and support services to the Review Board on
  a reimbursable basis, including office space and clerical and personnel
  support.
  (2) DETAILS- At the request of the Executive Director, the head of
  an executive agency shall detail employees of the agency to assist the
  Review Board in carrying out this joint resolution. Any employee detailed
  to the Review Board shall be detailed without reimbursement, and without
  interruption or loss of civil service status or privilege.
  (3) SERVICES- The Review Board may procure temporary and intermittent
  services under section 3109(b) of title 5, United States Code, at rates for
  individuals that do not exceed the daily equivalent of the annual rate of
  basic pay prescribed for level V of the Executive Schedule under section
  5316 of that title.
  (j) INTERPRETIVE GUIDELINES- The Review Board may issue interpretive
  guidelines to assist in implementing the purposes of this joint resolution.
  (k) TERMINATION-
  (1) IN GENERAL- The Review Board shall terminate on the date which is 2
  years after the date of the enactment of this joint resolution, except
  the Review Board may, by majority vote, extend its term for an additional
  1-year period if it has not completed its work within such 2-year period.
  (2) NOTICE OF TERMINATION- At least 30 days before completing its work,
  the Review Board shall provide written notice to the President and the
  Congress of its intention to terminate its operations at a specified date.
  (3) TRANSFER OF REVIEW BOARD RECORDS- Upon its termination, the records
  of the Review Board shall be transferred to the Archivist in accordance
  with section 2107(2) of title 44, United States Code.
  (l) ACCESS TO RECORDS-
  (1) ACCESS OF REVIEW BOARD AND EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR- An executive agency
  shall upon request promptly provide to a Member of the Review Board, the
  Executive Director, or their designee, access to any record requested by
  the Review Board.
  (2) MAINTENANCE OF CONFIDENTIALITY- Any person who obtains access under
  this joint resolution to any record that is restricted by law for reason
  of national security or otherwise--
  (A) shall maintain the same level of confidentiality for that record as
  is required of the head of the originating body for the record; and
  (B) shall be subject to the statutory penalties for unauthorized disclosure
  or use that apply to officers and employees of the originating body for
  the record.
  (m) POWERS- The Review Board shall have authority to hold hearings,
  administer oaths, and subpoena witnesses and documents, and its subpoenas
  may be enforced in any appropriate Federal court by the Department of
  Justice acting pursuant to a lawful request of the Review Board.
SEC. 11. RULES OF CONSTRUCTION.
  (a) PRECEDENCE OVER OTHER LAW- Any provision of this joint resolution that
  requires public availability of a record--
  (1) shall take precedence over any other law (except paragraph (2))
  that would otherwise prohibit such public availability, including any
  judicial decision, common law doctrine, Executive order, or executive
  agency regulation; and
  (2) shall not apply to any record that is subject to a deed of gift
  governing access to, transfer of, or release of the record.
  (b) FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT- Nothing in this joint resolution shall be
  construed to eliminate or limit--
  (1) any right to file a request for an assassination material, with any
  executive agency other than the Review Board;
  (2) any right to seek judicial review pursuant to section 552 of title 5,
  United States Code, of the decision of such an agency with respect to such
  a request; or
  (3) any requirement that such an agency make available to the public in
  accordance with that section any assassination material.
  (c) EXISTING AUTHORITY- Nothing in this joint resolution revokes or limits
  any existing authority or obligation of the President, any executive agency,
  the Senate, the House of Representatives, or any other entity of the Federal
  Government, to make publicly available records in its possession, custody,
  or control.
SEC. 12. CONGRESSIONAL RULEMAKING AUTHORITY.
  Sections 5(b) and 7(b)(1) and (2) are adopted--
  (1) as an exercise of the rulemaking authority of the House of
  Representatives and the Senate; and
  (2) recognizing the constitutional prerogative of each House of the Congress
  to modify its rules relating to the procedures of that House.
SEC. 13. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.
  (a) IN GENERAL- There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as are
  necessary to carry out this joint resolution, to remain available until
  expended.
  (b) INTERIM FUNDING- Until such time as funds are appropriated pursuant
  to subsection (a), the President may use such sums as are available for
  discretionary use to carry out this joint resolution.
Passed the House of Representatives August 12, 1992.
Attest:
DONNALD K. ANDERSON,
Clerk.

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