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House receded and concurred with amendment (10/29/1985)

(House receded and concurred in certain Senate amendments with an amendment)

Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1986 - Title I: Congressional Operations - Congressional Operations Appropriation Act, 1986 - Appropriates funds for FY 1986 for the operations of the Senate for the following: (1) mileage of the Vice President and Senators; (2) Senate leadership offices; (3) salaries and expenses for officers and employees; and (4) miscellaneous items. Appropriates funds for the expenses of the United States International Narcotics Control Commission.

Declares that vouchers shall not be required for the payment, from the contingent fund, of long-distance telephone calls by the Conference of the Majority and the Conference of the Minority.

Appropriates funds for FY 1986 for the operations of the House of Representatives for the following: (1) mileage of Members; (2) House leadership offices; (3) salaries for officers and employees; (4) professional and clerical employees of standing committees; (5) studies and investigations by the Committee on Appropriations; (6) studies by the Committee on the Budget; (7) Members' clerk hire; (8) contingent expenses; and (9) salaries and expenses of standing, special, and select committees.

Allows the transfer of amounts among specified House accounts upon the approval of the Committee on Appropriations.

Revises provisions relating to allowances for former Speakers to conform certain wages to the House Employees Schedule.

Authorizes two additional employees for each of the following: (1) the House Democractic Steering and Policy Committee; and (2) the House Republican Conference.

Makes appropriations for the following joint items: (1) contingent expenses of the Senate for the Joint Economic Committee and the Joint Committee on Printing; (2) contingent expenses of the House for the Joint Committee on Taxation; (3) the Office of the Attending Physician; (4) the Capitol Police for general expenses and the Capitol Police Board; (5) official mail costs; (6) salaries and expenses of the Capitol Guide Service; and (7) the preparation of required statements of appropriations.

Appropriates funds for the following congressional offices: (1) the Office of Technology Assessment for salaries and expenses; (2) the Congressional Budget Office for salaries and expenses; (3) the Architect of the Capitol for salaries, travel, contingent expenses, the Capitol buildings and grounds, House and Senate office buildings, and the Capitol power plant; (4) the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress for salaries and expenses; and (5) the Government Printing Office for congressional printing and binding.

Makes funds available for the procurement and installation of hydraulic security barriers at vehicular entrances to the Capitol grounds.

Title II: Other Agencies - Appropriates funds for the following congressional agencies: (1) the Botanic Garden for salaries and expenses; (2) the Library of Congress for salaries and expenses including the Copyright Office, Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, collection and distribution of Library materials (Special Foreign Currency Program), and furniture and furnishings; (3) the Architect of the Capitol for Library buildings and grounds; (4) the Copyright Royalty Tribunal for salaries and expenses; (5) the Government Printing Office for certain printing and binding, the Office of Superintendent of Documents, and the Government Printing Office revolving fund; (6) the General Accounting Office for salaries and expenses; and (7) the Railroad Accounting Principles Board for salaries and expenses.

Makes funds available to the Library of Congress for expenses of attendance at certain meetings, of which a specified amount is set aside for the Congressional Research Service. Prohibits the Library from using appropriated funds to administer a flexible or compressed work schedule for certain managers or supervisors.

Authorizes the use of the claims and judgment funds for final partial payment and compromise settlement of claims after certification by the Attorney General to the Comptroller General that it is in the interest of the United States to do so.

Title III: General Provisions - Prohibits the use of funds provided by this Act for general maintenance and care of private vehicles. Prohibits the obligation of such funds beyond the current fiscal year unless expressly so provided.

Makes permanent law the rates of compensation and certain official expenses provided under this Act.

Limits the expenditure of such appropriations for procurement contracts to those contracts that are a matter of public record and available for public inspection.

Authorizes the Government Printing Office to negotiate procurement contracts without advertising under certain circumstances and with adequate justification.

Renames the United States International Narcotics Control Commission as the United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control.