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Appropriations bill FY98, Legislative Branch (Identified by CRS)
Legislative Branch FY98 Appropriations bill (Identified by CRS)

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Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1998

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  • Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 1998

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Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1998

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  • Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 1998

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Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1998

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  • Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 1998

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Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1998

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  • Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 1998

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Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1998

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  • Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 1998

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Making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1998, and for other purposes.


Actions Overview (11)

Date Actions Overview
10/07/1997Became Public Law No: 105-55. (TXT | PDF)
10/07/1997Signed by President.
09/25/1997Presented to President.
09/24/1997Conference report agreed to in Senate: Senate agreed to conference report by Yea-Nay Vote. 90-10. Record Vote No: 257.(consideration: CR S9875-9877)
09/24/1997Conference report agreed to in House: On agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 309 - 106 (Roll no. 432).(consideration: CR H7754)
09/18/1997Conference report filed: Conference report H. Rept. 105-254 filed.(text of conference report: CR H7580-7589)
09/17/1997Conference committee actions: Conferees agreed to file conference report.
07/29/1997Passed/agreed to in Senate: Passed Senate in lieu of S. 1019 with amendments by Unanimous Consent.
07/28/1997Passed/agreed to in House: On passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 214 - 203 (Roll no. 335).
07/22/1997The House Committee on Appropriations reported an original measure, H. Rept. 105-196, by Mr. Walsh.
07/22/1997Introduced in House

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Date Chamber All Actions
10/07/1997Became Public Law No: 105-55. (TXT | PDF)
10/07/1997Signed by President.
09/25/1997HousePresented to President.
09/25/1997SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
09/24/1997SenateSenate agreed to conference report by Yea-Nay Vote. 90-10. Record Vote No: 257. (consideration: CR S9875-9877)
09/24/1997SenateConference papers: message on House action held at the desk in Senate.
09/24/1997-1:42pmHouseOn agreeing to the conference report Agreed to by the Yeas and Nays: 309 - 106 (Roll no. 432). (consideration: CR H7754)
09/24/1997-1:42pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/24/1997-1:16pmHouseThe previous question was ordered without objection.
09/24/1997-1:03pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 238, the House proceeded with one hour of debate.
09/24/1997-1:03pmHouseMr. Walsh brought up conference report H. Rept. 105-254 for consideration under the provisions of H. Res. 238.
09/24/1997-1:02pmHouseRule H. Res. 238 passed House.
09/23/1997-9:27pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 238 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of the conference report to H.R. 2209. The resolution waives all points of order against the conference report to accompany the bill, and all points of order against its consideration.
09/18/1997-6:06pmHouseConference report H. Rept. 105-254 filed. (text of conference report: CR H7580-7589)
09/17/1997-5:38pmConferees agreed to file conference report.
Action By: Joint
09/03/1997-5:27pmHouseThe Speaker appointed conferees: Walsh, Young (FL), Cunningham, Wamp, Latham, Livingston, Serrano, Fazio, Kaptur, and Obey.
09/03/1997-5:27pmHouseOn motion that the House instruct conferees Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 202 - 208 (Roll no. 352). (consideration: CR H6758)
09/03/1997-5:02pmHouseThe previous question was ordered without objection.
09/03/1997-4:52pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with one hour of debate on the motion to instruct conferees on the part of the House to receed to the Senate position on the bill, increasing funding for the Joint Committee on Taxation by $4.6 million.
09/03/1997-4:51pmHouseMr. Serrano moved that the House instruct conferees.
09/03/1997-4:51pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
09/03/1997-4:51pmHouseOn motion that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference Agreed to without objection. (consideration: CR H6755)
09/03/1997-4:51pmHouseMr. Walsh asked unanimous consent that the House disagree to the Senate amendment, and agree to a conference.
07/30/1997SenateMessage on Senate action sent to the House.
07/29/1997SenateSenate insists on its amendments asks for a conference, appoints conferees Bennett; Stevens; Craig; Cochran; Dorgan; Boxer; Byrd. (consideration: CR S8216)
07/29/1997SenatePassed Senate in lieu of S. 1019 with amendments by Unanimous Consent.
07/29/1997SenateMeasure laid before Senate by unanimous consent. (consideration: CR S8216)
07/29/1997SenateReceived in the Senate, read twice.
07/28/1997-8:54pmHouseMotion to reconsider laid on the table Agreed to without objection.
07/28/1997-8:53pmHouseOn passage Passed by the Yeas and Nays: 214 - 203 (Roll no. 335).
07/28/1997-8:36pmHouseOn motion to recommit with instructions Failed by the Yeas and Nays: 198 - 220 (Roll no. 334). (consideration: CR H5893-5895)
07/28/1997-8:10pmHouseDEBATE - The House proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Gejdenson amendment.
07/28/1997-8:10pmHouseMr. Gejdenson moved to recommit with instructions to Appropriations.
07/28/1997-8:09pmHouseThe House adopted the amendments en gross as agreed to by the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union.
07/28/1997-8:08pmHouseThe previous question was ordered pursuant to the rule.
07/28/1997-8:08pmHouseThe House rose from the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union to report H.R. 2209.
07/28/1997-8:08pmHouseH.Amdt.286 On agreeing to the Klug amendment (A003) Failed by recorded vote: 170 - 242 (Roll no. 333).
07/28/1997-7:59pmHouseH.Amdt.285 On agreeing to the Fazio amendment (A002) Failed by recorded vote: 199 - 213 (Roll no. 332).
07/28/1997-7:37pmHouseThe Chair announced the unfinished business to be the further consideration of those amendment on which proceedings were postponed, to be considered in the following order: the amendment by Mr. Fazio and the amendment by Mr. Klug.
07/28/1997-7:37pmHouseH.Amdt.287 On agreeing to the Roemer amendment (A004) Agreed to by voice vote.
07/28/1997-7:30pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 197, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Roemer amendment.
07/28/1997-7:30pmHouseH.Amdt.287 Amendment (A004) offered by Mr. Roemer.
07/28/1997-7:30pmHouseAt the conclusion of debate, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the Klug amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. Fazio demanded a recorded vote. Further proceedings were postponed.
07/28/1997-7:17pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 197, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Klug amendment.
07/28/1997-7:17pmHouseH.Amdt.286 Amendment (A003) offered by Mr. Klug.
07/28/1997-7:16pmHouseAt the conclusion of debate, the Chair put the question on agreeing to the Fazio amendment and announced that, by voice vote, the amendment was not agreed to. Mr. Fazio demanded a recorded vote. Further proceedings were postponed.
07/28/1997-6:47pmHouseDEBATE - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 197, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 30 minutes of debate on the Fazio amendment.
07/28/1997-6:46pmHouseH.Amdt.285 Amendment (A002) offered by Mr. Fazio.
07/28/1997-6:46pmHouseH.Amdt.284 On agreeing to the Davis (VA) amendment (A001) Agreed to by voice vote.
07/28/1997-6:39pmHouseDebate - Pursuant to the provisions of H. Res. 197, the Committee of the Whole proceeded with 10 minutes of debate on the Davis (VA) amendment.
07/28/1997-6:39pmHouseH.Amdt.284 Amendment (A001) offered by Mr. Davis (VA).
07/28/1997-5:32pmHouseGENERAL DEBATE - The Committee of the Whole proceeded with one hour of general debate.
07/28/1997-5:32pmHouseHouse resolved itself into the Committee of the Whole House on the state of the Union pursuant to H. Res. 197 and Rule XXIII.
07/28/1997-5:32pmHouseThe Speaker designated the Honorable Ray LaHood to act as Chairman of the Committee.
07/28/1997-5:32pmHouseRule provides for consideration of H.R. 2209 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit. Measure will be read by section. Specified amendments are in order. No amendment shall be in order except those amendments printed in the report accompanying this resolution, to be considered in the order and manner specified. The Chairman of the Committee of the Whole may postpone until a time during further consideration a request for a recorded vote on any amendment and reduce to five minutes the minimum time for a vote on any postponed question that follows another electronic vote without intervening business, provided that the minimum time for voting on the first in any series shall be 15 minutes.
07/28/1997-5:32pmHouseConsidered under the provisions of rule H. Res. 197. (consideration: CR H5868-5895)
07/25/1997-11:06amHouseRule H. Res. 197 passed House.
07/24/1997-8:18pmHouseRules Committee Resolution H. Res. 197 Reported to House. Rule provides for consideration of H.R. 2209 with 1 hour of general debate. Previous question shall be considered as ordered without intervening motions except motion to recommit. Measure will be read by section. Specified amendments are in order. No amendment shall be in order except those amendments printed in the report accompanying this resolution, to be considered in the order and manner specified. The Chairman of the Committee of the Whole may postpone until a time during further consideration a request for a recorded vote on any amendment and reduce to five minutes the minimum time for a vote on any postponed question that follows another electronic vote without intervening business, provided that the minimum time for voting on the first in any series shall be 15 minutes.
07/22/1997HousePlaced on the Union Calendar, Calendar No. 121.
07/22/1997HouseThe House Committee on Appropriations reported an original measure, H. Rept. 105-196, by Mr. Walsh.
07/17/1997HouseOrdered to be Reported.
Action By: Committee on Appropriations
07/17/1997HouseCommittee Consideration and Mark-up Session Held.
Action By: Committee on Appropriations
06/24/1997HouseForwarded by Subcommittee to Full Committee.
Action By: House Appropriations Subcommittee on Legislative
06/24/1997HouseFinal Day of Subcommittee Mark-Up.
Action By: House Appropriations Subcommittee on Legislative
06/24/1997HouseFirst Day of Subcommittee Mark-Up.
Action By: House Appropriations Subcommittee on Legislative
06/10/1997SenateSenate Committee on Appropriations. Hearings held on the subject prior to measure being received from the House. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 105-264.
06/05/1997SenateSenate Committee on Appropriations. Hearings held on the subject prior to measure being received from the House. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 105-264.
05/20/1997SenateSenate Committee on Appropriations. Hearings held on the subject prior to measure being received from the House. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 105-264.
05/06/1997SenateSenate Committee on Appropriations. Hearings held on the subject prior to measure being received from the House. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 105-264.
02/14/1997HouseFinal Day of Subcommittee Hearings.
Action By: House Appropriations Subcommittee on Legislative
02/06/1997HouseReferred to the House Committee on Appropriations.
02/06/1997HouseFirst Day of Subcommittee Hearings Prior to Referral (Feb 4, 97).
Action By: House Appropriations Subcommittee on Legislative
02/06/1997HouseReferred to the Subcommittee on Legislative.
Action By: Committee on Appropriations

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Committee / Subcommittee Date Activity Related Documents
House Appropriations02/06/1997 Referred to
07/17/1997 Markup by
07/22/1997 Reported original measure H. Rept. 105-196
House Appropriations Subcommittee on Legislative02/06/1997 Referred to
02/14/1997 Hearings by
06/24/1997 Markup by
Senate Appropriations06/10/1997 Hearings by

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Shown Here:
Conference report filed in House (09/18/1997)

TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Title I: Congressional Operations

Title II: Other Agencies

Title III: General Provisions

Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1998 - Makes appropriations for the legislative branch for FY 1998.

Title I: Congressional Operations - Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 1998 - Makes appropriations for the Senate for: (1) expense allowances; (2) representation allowances for the Majority and Minority leaders; (3) salaries of specified officers, employees, and committees; (4) agency contributions for employee benefits; (5) inquiries and investigations; (6) the U.S. Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control; (7) the Offices of the Secretary, Sergeant at Arms, and Doorkeeper of the Senate; (8) miscellaneous items; (9) the Senators' Official Personnel and Office Expense Account; (10) stationery; and (11) official mail costs.

(Sec. 1) Authorizes the Secretary of the Senate to make advance payments under contracts to provide services or deliver articles for the U.S. Government without regard to requirements governing advances under Federal public finance law.

(Sec. 3) Amends the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1973 to raise the limit on authorized mail, telegraph, telephone, stationery, office supplies, and home State office and travel expenses for Senators.

Amends Federal law to make the Senators' Official Personnel and Office Expense Account available for the payment of franked mail expenses of Senators, beginning in FY 1998. Repeals a provision of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1991 which authorized transfers of a limited amount of funds for mass mail to such Account.

(Sec. 4) Increases the aggregate amount authorized for Senate committees by S. Res. 54, 105th Congress.

(Sec. 5) Provides for increases in the aggregate compensation paid to employees in Senate offices.

Makes appropriations for the House of Representatives for: (1) House leadership offices; (2) Members' representational allowances; (3) committee employees; (4) officers and employees; (5) specified allowances and expenses; and (6) the House Child Care Center.

(Sec. 101) Makes permanent certain laws establishing the Calendar Corrections Office and providing a lump sum allowance for the Office.

(Sec. 103) Amends the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1996 to authorize lump sum payments to House employees upon approval of the employing authority. (Current law authorizes such payments for accrued annual leave of separated employees.)

(Sec. 104) Amends the House of Representatives Administrative Reform Technical Corrections Act to authorize the hiring of clerk hire interns in Members' offices outside of the District of Columbia.

(Sec. 106) Amends the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1987 to authorize the Chief Administrative Officer of the House to donate computer-related equipment to public elementary and secondary schools in the District of Columbia in FY 1998 without regard to certain requirements governing donations. Limits the total number of workstations donated to 1,000.

(Sec. 107) Confers certain authorities regarding waivers in reduction of pay for certain former members of the uniformed services and annuities and pay on reemployment on the Committee on House Oversight (currently, the Speaker of the House) with respect to House employees.

(Sec. 108) Authorizes the Chief Administrative Officer of the House to make advance payments under contracts to provide services or deliver articles for the U.S. Government without regard to requirements governing advances under Federal public finance law.

(Sec. 109) Establishes an account in the House for purposes of making payments to the Employees' Compensation Fund.

Makes appropriations for: (1) the Joint Economic, Printing, and Taxation Committees; (2) the Office of the Attending Physician; and (3) the Capitol Police Board.

(Sec. 110) Sets forth administrative provisions regarding the Capitol Police Board and requires the Board to establish unified schedules of rates of basic pay and a unified leave system for members and civilian employees.

Appropriates funds for the Capitol Guide Service and Special Services Office and for statements of appropriations.

Makes appropriations for: (1) the Office of Compliance; (2) the Congressional Budget Office; (3) the Architect of the Capitol (AOC) for salaries and expenses, Capitol buildings and grounds, House and Senate office buildings, and the Capitol power plant; (4) the Library of Congress for the Congressional Research Service's (CRS) salaries and expenses; and (5) the Government Printing Office (GPO) for congressional printing and binding.

Title II: Other Agencies - Appropriates funds for: (1) the Botanic Garden; and (2) the Library of Congress for salaries and expenses, the Copyright Office, books for the blind and physically handicapped, and furniture and furnishings.

(Sec. 201) Provides a limited amount of funds for the Library and CRS for attendance at meetings concerned with the function for which an appropriation is made.

(Sec. 202) Prohibits the use of funds by the Library to administer any flexible or compressed work schedule which: (1) applies to any manager or supervisor in a position equal to or higher than a GS-15 grade; and (2) grants such individual the right to not be at work on a workday because of time worked on another workday.

(Sec. 203) Establishes limits on: (1) the number of employees hired by the Library to perform reimbursable work for other agencies; and (2) funds for representation and reception expenses associated with the Library incentive awards program and overseas field offices.

(Sec. 207) Establishes the Cooperative Acquisitions Program Revolving Fund for financing a Library program to acquire foreign publications and research materials on behalf of participating institutions on a cost-recovery basis.

Makes appropriations for: (1) the AOC for Library buildings and grounds; (2) GPO for salaries and expenses of the Office of the Superintendent of Documents; and (3) the General Accounting Office (GAO).

Sets forth authorized uses of, and limits on, such funds.

Title III: General Provisions - Sets forth prohibitions on the use of funds appropriated by this Act.

(Sec. 305) Sets forth Buy American provisions.

(Sec. 306) Authorizes appropriations as necessary to an account for awards and settlements authorized under the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995.

(Sec. 307) Makes a limited amount of funds available for costs of the Legislative Branch Financial Managers Council.

(Sec. 308) Amends the Federal criminal code to make certain penalty provisions for unauthorized uses of the seals of the United States, President, Vice President, and Senate applicable to seals of the House and the Congress as well.

(Sec. 310) Amends Federal civil service law to apply severance pay provisions to employees of the Senate restaurants, other than temporary employees. Sets forth early retirement provisions with respect to such employees and entitles them to annuities.

Requires the AOC to establish a program under which voluntary separation incentive payments may be offered to up to 50 eligible Senate restaurant employees for voluntary separation, through resignation or retirement, through FY 1999.

Treats any AOC service of certain Senate restaurant employees who are involuntarily separated before FY 2000 as competitive service in the case of employees who apply for executive branch positions.

Authorizes the AOC to establish a program to provide retraining, job placement, and counseling services to current and former Senate restaurant employees (other than reemployed annuitants or temporary employees).

(Sec. 311) Amends Federal law to limit compensation for the Director of Engineering (under the AOC) to a rate considered appropriate by the AOC but not to exceed 90 percent of the highest total rate for the Senior Executive Service for the locality involved. (Currently, such compensation is equal to the rate of basic pay for level V of the Executive Schedule.)