SENATE RESOLUTION 56--AUTHORIZING EXPENDITURES BY THE COMMITTEE ON BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS
(Senate - January 31, 2007)

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  SENATE RESOLUTION 56--AUTHORIZING EXPENDITURES BY THE COMMITTEE ON 
                  BANKING, HOUSING, AND URBAN AFFAIRS

  Mr. DODD submitted the following resolution; from the Committee on 
Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs; which was referred to the 
Committee on Rules and Administration:

                               S. Res. 56

       Resolved, That, in carrying out its powers, duties, and 
     functions under the Standing Rules of the Senate, in 
     accordance with its jurisdiction under rule XXV of such 
     rules, including holding hearings, reporting such hearings, 
     and making investigations as authorized by paragraphs 1 and 8 
     of rule XXVI of the Standing Rules of the Senate, the 
     Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs is 
     authorized from March 1, 2007 through September 30, 2007; 
     October 1, 2007, through September 30,2008, and October 1, 
     2008, through February 28, 2009, in its discretion (1) to 
     make expenditures from the contingent fund of the Senate, (2) 
     to employ personnel, and (3) with the prior consent of the 
     Government department or agency concerned and the Committee 
     on Rules and Administration, to use on a reimbursable or 
     nonreimbursable basis the services of personnel of any such 
     department or agency.
       Sec. 2. (a) The expenses of the committee for the Period 
     March 1, 2007, through September 30, 2007, under this 
     resolution shall not exceed $3,370,280 of which amount (1) 
     not to exceed $12,000 may be expended for the procurement of 
     the services of individual consultants, or organizations 
     thereof (as authorized by section 202(i) of the Legislative 
     Reorganization Act of 1946, as amended), and (2) not to 
     exceed $700 may be expended for the training of the 
     professional staff of such committee (under procedures 
     specified by section 202(j) of the Legislative Reorganization 
     Act of 1946).

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       (b) For the period October 1, 2007, through September 30, 
     2008, expenses of the committee under this resolution shall 
     not exceed $5,905,629 of which amount (1) not to exceed 
     $20,000 may be expended for the procurement of the services 
     of individual consultants, or organizations thereof (as 
     authorized by section 202(i) of the Legislative 
     Reorganization Act of 1946, as amended), and (2) not to 
     exceed $1200 may be expended for the training of the 
     professional staff of such committee (under procedures 
     specified by section 202(j) of the Legislative Reorganization 
     Act of 1946).
       (c) For the period of October 1, 2008, through February 28, 
     2009, expenses of the committee under this resolution shall 
     not exceed $2,507,776 of which amount (1) not to exceed 
     $8,000 may be expended for the procurement of the services of 
     individual consultants, or organizations thereof (as 
     authorized by section 202(i) of the Legislative 
     Reorganization Act of 1946, as amended), and (2) not to 
     exceed $500 may be expended for the training of the 
     professional staff of such committee (under procedures 
     specified by section 202(j) of the Legislative Reorganization 
     Act of 1946).
       Sec. 3. The committee shall report its findings, together 
     with such recommendations for legislation as it deems 
     advisable, to the Senate at the earliest practicable date, 
     but not later than February 28, 2009.
       Sec. 4. Expenses of the committee under this resolution 
     shall be paid from the contingent fund of the Senate upon 
     vouchers approved by the Chairman of the committee, except 
     that vouchers shall not be required (1) for the disbursement 
     of salaries of employees paid at an annual rate, or (2) for 
     the payment of telecommunications provided by the Office of 
     the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper, United States Senate, or 
     (3) for the payment of stationery supplies purchased through 
     the Keeper of the Stationery, United States Senate, or (4) 
     for payments to the Postmaster, United States Senate, or (5) 
     for the payment of metered charges on copying equipment 
     provided by the Office of the Sergeant at Arms and 
     Doorkeeper, United States Senate, or (6) for the payment of 
     Senate Recording and Photographic Services, or (7) for 
     payment of franked and mass mail costs by the Sergeant at 
     Arms and Doorkeeper, United States Senate.
       Sec. 5. There are authorized such sums as may be necessary 
     for agency contributions related to the compensation of 
     employees of the committee from March 1, 2007, through 
     September 30, 2007; October 1, 2007, through September 30, 
     2008; and October 1, 2008, through February 28, 2009, to be 
     paid from the Appropriations account for ``Expenses of 
     Inquiries and Investigations.''

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