PROVIDING FOR THE EXPENSES OF CERTAIN COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES IN THE ONE HUNDRED SIXTEENTH CONGRESS; Congressional Record Vol. 165, No. 53
(House of Representatives - March 27, 2019)

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   PROVIDING FOR THE EXPENSES OF CERTAIN COMMITTEES OF THE HOUSE OF 
         REPRESENTATIVES IN THE ONE HUNDRED SIXTEENTH CONGRESS

  Ms. LOFGREN. Madam Speaker, I ask unanimous consent to take from the 
Speaker's table H. Res. 245 and ask for its immediate consideration in 
the House.
  The Clerk read the title of the resolution.
  The SPEAKER pro tempore. Is there objection to the request of the 
gentlewoman from California?
  There was no objection.
  The text of the resolution is as follows:

                              H. Res. 245

         Resolved,

     SECTION 1. COMMITTEE EXPENSES FOR THE ONE HUNDRED SIXTEENTH 
                   CONGRESS.

         (a) In General.--With respect to the One Hundred 
     Sixteenth Congress, there shall be paid out of the applicable 
     accounts of the House of Representatives, in accordance with 
     this primary expense resolution, not more than the amount 
     specified in subsection (b) for the expenses (including the 
     expenses of all staff salaries) of each committee named in 
     such subsection.
         (b) Committees and Amounts.--The committees and amounts 
     referred to in subsection (a) are: Committee on Agriculture, 
     $11,513,328; Committee on Armed Services, $16,350,222; 
     Committee on the Budget, $10,380,424; Select Committee on the 
     Climate Crisis, $3,781,500; Committee on Education and Labor, 
     $14,578,714; Committee on Energy and Commerce, $21,147,384; 
     Committee on Ethics, $7,015,392; Committee on Financial 
     Services, $17,077,862; Committee on Foreign Affairs, 
     $16,240,724; Committee on Homeland Security, $15,308,002; 
     Committee on House Administration, $10,644,422; Permanent 
     Select Committee on Intelligence, $12,463,000; Committee on 
     the Judiciary, $15,860,594; Select Committee on the 
     Modernization of Congress, $487,500; Committee on Natural 
     Resources, $13,895,926; Committee on Oversight and Reform, 
     $18,990,068; Committee on Rules, $6,654,378; Committee on 
     Science, Space, and Technology, $11,079,654; Committee on 
     Small Business, $6,196,296; Committee on Transportation and 
     Infrastructure, $17,830,330; Committee on Veterans' Affairs, 
     $8,276,384; and Committee on Ways and Means, $18,266,864.

     SEC. 2. FIRST SESSION LIMITATIONS.

         (a) In General.--Of the amount provided for in section 1 
     for each committee named in subsection (b), not more than the 
     amount specified in such subsection shall be available for 
     expenses incurred during the period beginning at noon on 
     January 3, 2019, and ending immediately before noon on 
     January 3, 2020.
         (b) Committees and Amounts.--The committees and amounts 
     referred to in subsection (a) are: Committee on Agriculture, 
     $5,756,664; Committee on Armed Services, $8,175,111; 
     Committee on the Budget, $5,190,212; Select Committee on the 
     Climate Crisis, $1,890,750; Committee on Education and Labor, 
     $7,289,357; Committee on Energy and Commerce, $10,573,692; 
     Committee on Ethics, $3,507,696; Committee on Financial 
     Services, $8,538,931; Committee on Foreign Affairs, 
     $8,120,362; Committee on Homeland Security, $7,654,001; 
     Committee on House Administration, $5,172,211; Permanent 
     Select Committee on Intelligence, $6,231,500; Committee on 
     the Judiciary, $7,930,297; Select Committee on the 
     Modernization of Congress, $450,000; Committee on Natural 
     Resources, $6,947,963; Committee on Oversight and Reform, 
     $9,495,034; Committee on Rules, $3,327,189; Committee on 
     Science, Space, and Technology, $5,539,827; Committee on 
     Small Business, $3,098,148; Committee on Transportation and 
     Infrastructure, $8,915,165; Committee on Veterans' Affairs, 
     $4,138,192; and Committee on Ways and Means, $9,133,432.

     SEC. 3. SECOND SESSION LIMITATIONS.

         (a) In General.--Of the amount provided for in section 1 
     for each committee named in subsection (b), not more than the 
     amount specified in such subsection shall be available for 
     expenses incurred during the period beginning at noon on 
     January 3, 2020, and ending immediately before noon on 
     January 3, 2021.
         (b) Committees and Amounts.--The committees and amounts 
     referred to in subsection (a) are: Committee on Agriculture, 
     $5,756,664; Committee on Armed Services, $8,175,111; 
     Committee on the Budget, $5,190,212; Select Committee on the 
     Climate Crisis, $1,890,750; Committee on Education and Labor, 
     $7,289,357; Committee on Energy and Commerce, $10,573,692; 
     Committee on Ethics, $3,507,696; Committee on Financial 
     Services, $8,538,931; Committee on Foreign Affairs, 
     $8,120,362; Committee on Homeland Security, $7,654,001; 
     Committee on House Administration, $5,472,211; Permanent 
     Select Committee on Intelligence, $6,231,500; Committee on 
     the Judiciary, $7,930,297; Select Committee on the 
     Modernization of Congress, $37,500; Committee on Natural 
     Resources, $6,947,963; Committee on Oversight and Reform, 
     $9,495,034; Committee on Rules, $3,327,189; Committee on 
     Science, Space, and Technology, $5,539,827; Committee on 
     Small Business, $3,098,148; Committee on Transportation and 
     Infrastructure, $8,915,165; Committee on Veterans' Affairs, 
     $4,138,192; and Committee on Ways and Means, $9,133,432.
         (c) Review of Use of Funds in First Session.--
         (1) Review.--None of the amounts provided for in section 
     1 for a committee named in subsection (b) may be available 
     for expenses of the committee after March 15, 2020, unless 
     the chair or ranking minority member of the committee appears 
     and presents testimony at a hearing of the Committee on House 
     Administration held prior to such date to review the 
     committee's use of the amounts provided for in section 1 
     during the first session of the One Hundred Sixteenth 
     Congress and to determine whether the amount specified in 
     subsection (b) with respect to the committee should be 
     updated on the basis of the review.
         (2) Waiver.--The Committee on House Administration may 
     waive the application of paragraph (1) to any or all of the 
     committees named in subsection (b).

     SEC. 4. VOUCHERS.

         Payments under this resolution shall be made on vouchers 
     authorized by the committee involved, signed by the chair of 
     such committee, and approved in the manner directed by the 
     Committee on House Administration.

     SEC. 5. REGULATIONS.

         Amounts made available under this resolution shall be 
     expended in accordance with regulations prescribed by the 
     Committee on House Administration.

     SEC. 6. RESERVE FUND FOR UNANTICIPATED EXPENSES.

         (a) Establishment.--There is hereby established a reserve 
     fund for unanticipated expenses of committees for the One 
     Hundred Sixteenth Congress.
         (b) Amount.--The reserve fund under this section shall 
     have a balance of $8,000,000, of which--
         (1) $1,500,000 shall be available for unanticipated 
     expenses incurred during the period beginning at noon on 
     January 3, 2019, and ending immediately before noon on 
     January 3, 2020; and
         (2) $6,500,000 shall be available for unanticipated 
     expenses incurred during the period beginning at noon on 
     January 3, 2020, and ending immediately before noon on 
     January 3, 2021.
         (c) Allocation to Committees.--Amounts in the reserve 
     fund under this section shall be paid to a committee pursuant 
     to an allocation approved by the Committee on House 
     Administration.

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     SEC. 7. ADJUSTMENT AUTHORITY.

         The Committee on House Administration shall have 
     authority to make adjustments in amounts under section 1, if 
     necessary to comply with an order of the President issued 
     under section 251A or 254 of the Balanced Budget and 
     Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 or to conform to any 
     change in appropriations for the purposes of such section 1.

  The resolution was agreed to.
  A motion to reconsider was laid on the table.

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