SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS; Congressional Record Vol. 163, No. 13
(Senate - January 24, 2017)

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                         SUBMITTED RESOLUTIONS

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  SENATE RESOLUTION 20--AUTHORIZING EXPENDITURES BY THE COMMITTEE ON 
                 COMMERCE, SCIENCE, AND TRANSPORTATION

  Mr. THUNE submitted the following resolution; from the Committee on 
Commerce, Science, and Transportation; which was referred to the 
Committee on Rules and Administration:

                               S. Res. 20

       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 Commerce, Science, and Transportation is 
     authorized from March 1, 2017, through September 30, 2017, 
     October 1, 2017, through September 30, 2018, and October 1, 
     2018, through February 28, 2019, 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 non-reimbursable 
     basis the services of personnel of any such department or 
     agency.

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       Sec. 2. (a) The expenses of the committee for the period 
     from March 1, 2017, through September 30, 2017, under this 
     resolution shall not exceed $3,879,581, of which amount--
       (1) not to exceed $50,000 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 $50,000 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).
       (b) For the period October 1, 2017, through September 30, 
     2018, expenses of the committee under this resolution shall 
     not exceed $6,650,710, of which amount--
       (1) not to exceed $50,000 may be expended for the 
     procurement of the services of individual consultations, or 
     organizations thereof (as authorized by section 202(i) of the 
     Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946, as amended); and
       (2) not to exceed $50,000 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 October 1, 2018, through February 28, 
     2019, expenses of the committee under this resolution shall 
     not exceed $2,771,129, of which amount--
       (1) not to exceed $50,000 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 $50,000 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, 2019.
       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;
       (2) for the payment of telecommunications provided by the 
     Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper, United States 
     Senate;
       (3) for the payment of stationary supplies purchased 
     through the Keeper of the Stationary, United States Senate;
       (4) for payments to the Postmaster, United States Senate;
       (5) for the payment of metered charges on copying equipment 
     provided by the Office of the Sergeant at Arms and 
     Doorkeeper, United States Senate;
       (6) for the payment of Senate Recording and Photographic 
     Services; or
       (7) for the payment of franked and mass mail costs by the 
     Office of 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, 2017, through 
     September 30, 2017, October 1, 2017, through September 30, 
     2018, and October 1, 2018, through February 28, 2019.

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