February 1, 2017 - Issue: Vol. 163, No. 17 — Daily Edition115th Congress (2017 - 2018) - 1st Session
SENATE RESOLUTION 33--AUTHORIZING EXPENDITURES BY THE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES; Congressional Record Vol. 163, No. 17
(Senate - February 01, 2017)
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[Pages S598-S599] From the Congressional Record Online through the Government Publishing Office [www.gpo.gov] SENATE RESOLUTION 33--AUTHORIZING EXPENDITURES BY THE COMMITTEE ON ENERGY AND NATURAL RESOURCES Ms. MURKOWSKI submitted the following resolution; from the Committee [[Page S599]] on Energy and Natural Resources; which was referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration: S. Res. 33 Resolved, SECTION 1. GENERAL AUTHORITY. In carrying out its powers, duties, and functions under the Standing Rules of the Senate, in accordance with its jurisdiction under rule XXV of the Standing Rules of the Senate, 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 Energy and Natural Resources (in this resolution referred to as the ``committee'') is authorized from March 1, 2017 through February 28, 2019, in its discretion, to-- (1) make expenditures from the contingent fund of the Senate; (2) employ personnel; and (3) with the prior consent of the Government department or agency concerned and the Committee on Rules and Administration, use on a reimbursable or nonreimbursable basis the services of personnel of any such department or agency. SEC. 2. EXPENSES. (a) Expenses for Period Ending September 30, 2017.--The expenses of the committee for the period March 1, 2017 through September 30, 2017 under this resolution shall not exceed $3,219,522. (b) Expenses for Fiscal Year 2018 Period.--The expenses of the committee for the period October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018 under this resolution shall not exceed $5,519,181. (c) Expenses for Period Ending February 28, 2019.--The expenses of the committee for the period October 1, 2018 through February 28, 2019 under this resolution shall not exceed $2,299,659. SEC. 3. REPORTING LEGISLATION. 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 AND AGENCY CONTRIBUTIONS. (a) Expenses of the Committee.-- (1) In general.--Except as provided in paragraph (2), 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. (2) Vouchers not required.--Vouchers shall not be required for-- (A) the disbursement of salaries of employees paid at an annual rate; (B) the payment of telecommunications provided by the Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper; (C) the payment of stationery supplies purchased through the Keeper of the Stationery; (D) payments to the Postmaster of the Senate; (E) the payment of metered charges on copying equipment provided by the Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper; (F) the payment of Senate Recording and Photographic Services; or (G) the payment of franked and mass mail costs by the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper. (b) Agency Contributions.--There are authorized to be paid from the appropriations account for ``Expenses of Inquiries and Investigations'' of the Senate such sums as may be necessary for agency contributions related to the compensation of employees of the committee-- (1) for the period March 1, 2017 through September 30, 2017; (2) for the period October 1, 2017 through September 30, 2018; and (3) for the period October 1, 2018 through February 28, 2019. ____________________