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                                                       Calendar No. 147
104th Congress                                                   Report
                                 SENATE

 1st Session                                                    104-114
_______________________________________________________________________


 
                LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS, 1996

                                _______


    July 18 (legislative day, July 10), 1995.--Ordered to be printed

_______________________________________________________________________


Mr. Mack, from the Committee on Appropriations, submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany H.R. 1854]
    The Committee on Appropriations, to which was referred the 
bill (H.R. 1854) making appropriations for the legislative 
branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1996, and for 
other purposes, reports the same to the Senate with amendments 
and recommends that the bill as amended do pass.


Amount of new budget (obligational) authority

Amount of bill as reported to Senate....................  $2,190,380,000
President's budget, 1996................................   2,617,614,000
Legislative branch appropriations, 1995.................   2,390,421,100
Amount of bill below President's budget.................    -427,234,000
Amount of bill below legislative branch appropriations, 
    1995................................................    -200,041,100


                            C O N T E N T S

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Title I--Congressional operations:
    Senate.......................................................     5
    House of Representatives.....................................    28
    Joint Items..................................................    28
    Office of Technology Assessment..............................    31
    Congressional Budget Office..................................    32
    Architect of the Capitol (except Library buildings and           33
      grounds).
    Library of Congress: Congressional Research Service..........    40
    Government Printing Office, congressional printing and           40
      binding.
Title II--Other agencies:
    Botanic Garden...............................................    42
    Library of Congress (except Congressional Research Service)..    43
    Architect of the Capitol, Library buildings and grounds......    47
    Government Printing Office (except congressional printing and    48
      binding).
    General Accounting Office....................................    49
Title III--General provisions....................................    52
Compliance with paragraph 7, rule XVI, of the Standing Rules of      53
  the Senate.
Compliance with paragraph 7(c), rule XXVI of the Standing Rules      53
  of the Senate.
Compliance with paragraph 12, rule XXVI, of the Standing Rules of    54
  the Senate.
                     GENERAL STATEMENT AND SUMMARY

    The Committee recommends new budget (obligational) 
authority of $2,190,380,000 for the legislative branch for 
fiscal year 1996. This total is $427,234,000 below the 
President's request and $200,041,100 below the fiscal year 1995 
level.
    The detail by major support agency is as follows:

                                                                   SUMMARY OF THE BILL                                                                  
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                                                                                                                 Senate bill compared with--            
                                                      Budget                          Committee    -----------------------------------------------------
    Department or agency      1995appropriation  estimates, 1996   Houseallowance   recommendation                          Budget                      
                                                                                                    1995appropriation  estimates, 1996   Houseallowance 
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   TITLE I--CONGRESSIONAL                                                                                                                               
         OPERATIONS                                                                                                                                     
                                                                                                                                                        
Senate......................      $460,580,500      $504,937,000  ...............     $426,919,000      -$33,661,500      -$78,018,000     +$426,919,000
House of Representatives....       628,601,600       796,995,000     $671,561,000      671,561,000       -57,040,600      -125,434,000  ................
Joint items.................        86,187,000        89,706,000       85,742,000       87,076,000          +889,000        -2,630,000        +1,334,000
Office of Technology                                                                                                                                    
 Assessment.................        21,970,000        23,195,000  ...............        3,615,000       -18,355,000       -19,580,000        +3,615,000
Congressional Budget Office.        23,188,000        25,788,000       24,288,000       25,788,000        +2,600,000   ...............        +1,500,000
Architect of the Capitol....       159,690,000       180,545,000      102,223,000      143,527,000       -16,163,000       -37,018,000       +41,304,000
Library of Congress:                                                                                                                                    
 Congressional Research                                                                                                                                 
 Service....................        60,084,000        65,913,000       75,083,000       60,084,000  .................       -5,829,000       -14,999,000
Congressional printing and                                                                                                                              
 binding, Government                                                                                                                                    
 Printing Office............        89,724,000        91,624,000       88,281,000       85,500,000        -4,224,000        -6,124,000        -2,781,000
                             ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, title I--                                                                                                                                  
       Congressional                                                                                                                                    
       operations...........     1,630,025,100     1,778,703,000    1,047,178,000    1,504,070,000      -125,955,100      -274,633,000      +456,892,000
                             ===========================================================================================================================
  TITLE II--OTHER AGENCIES                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                        
Botanic Garden..............         3,230,000        10,370,000       10,053,000        3,053,000          -177,000        -7,317,000        -7,000,000
Library of Congress (except                                                                                                                             
 CRS).......................       263,116,000       290,225,000      246,863,000      266,116,000        +3,000,000       -24,109,000       +19,253,000
Architect of the Capitol                                                                                                                                
 (Library buildings and                                                                                                                                 
 grounds)...................        12,483,000        19,929,000       12,428,000       12,428,000           -55,000        -7,501,000  ................
Government Printing Office                                                                                                                              
 (except congressional                                                                                                                                  
 printing and binding)......        32,207,000        45,727,000       16,312,000       30,307,000        -1,900,000       -15,420,000       +13,995,000
General Accounting Office...       449,360,000       472,660,000      392,864,000      374,406,000       -74,954,000       -98,254,000       -18,458,000
                             ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, title II--Other                                                                                                                            
       agencies.............       760,396,000       838,911,000      678,520,000      686,310,000       -74,086,000      -152,601,000        +7,790,000
                             ===========================================================================================================================
      Grand total...........     2,390,421,100     2,617,614,000    1,725,698,000    2,190,380,000      -200,041,100      -427,234,000      +464,682,000
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                   TITLE I--CONGRESSIONAL OPERATIONS

                                 SENATE

                    Mileage and Expenses Allowances

               mileage of the vice president and senators
Appropriations, 1995....................................         $60,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................          60,000
House allowance.........................................  Not considered

Committee recommendation

                                             ...........................

    The Committee recommends no appropriation for mileage of 
the Vice President and Senators.
    This mileage allowance for Senators was authorized by the 
act of July 28, 1886 (2 U.S.C. 43), payable ``* * * at the rate 
of 20 cents per mile, to be estimated by the nearest route 
usually traveled going to and returning from each regular 
session.''
    The mileage allowance for the Vice President was authorized 
by the act of July 8, 1935 (2 U.S.C. 43a); and is payable ``* * 
* at the same rate and in the same manner as now allowed by law 
to Senators * * *.''
    This allowance was originally created to provide the cost 
of one round trip for each Senator to and from the Capitol and 
his home State. The purpose of this allowance has been 
addressed for many years in the amounts provided for the 
``Senators' official personnel and office expense'' account, 
which is described later in this report. The Committee finds 
this particular allowance to be anachronistic, redundant, and 
no longer necessary.

                           Expense Allowances
Appropriations, 1995....................................         $56,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................          56,000
House allowance.........................................  Not considered

Committee recommendation

                                                                  56,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $56,000 for 
the expense allowances of the Vice President, the President pro 
tempore of the Senate, the majority and minority leaders, the 
majority and minority whips, and the chairmen of the majority 
and minority conference committees, as follows:
    For the expense allowance of the Vice President, the 
Committee recommends an amount of $10,000, the same as the 
amount provided for fiscal year 1995. This allowance was first 
provided by Public Law 81-71, effective January 20, 1949.
    For the expense allowance of the President pro tempore, the 
Committee recommends an amount of $10,000, the same as the 
amount provided for fiscal year 1995. This allowance was first 
provided by the Second Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1978 
(Public Law 95-355), effective October 1, 1977.
    For the expense allowance of the majority and minority 
leaders, the Committee recommends $10,000 for each leader, for 
a total of $20,000. This is the same as the amount provided for 
fiscal year 1995. This allowance was first provided by Public 
Law 84-242, effective July 1, 1955.
    For the expense allowance of the majority and minority 
whips, the Committee recommends $5,000 for each whip, for a 
total of $10,000. This is the same as the amount provided for 
fiscal year 1995. This allowance was first provided by the 
Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1977, Public Law 95-26, 
effective April 1, 1977.
    For the expense allowance for the chairmen of the majority 
and minority conference committees, the Committee recommends 
$3,000 for each chairman, for a total of $6,000. This is the 
same as the amount provided for fiscal year 1995. This 
allowance was first provided in the Supplemental Appropriations 
Act for Fiscal Year 1985, Public Law 99-88, effective August 
15, 1985.
    Expenditures from all the foregoing allowances are made 
upon certification from the individuals for whom the allowances 
are authorized, and are reported semiannually in the report of 
the Secretary of the Senate.

    Representation Allowances for the Majority and Minority Leaders
Appropriations, 1995....................................         $30,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................          30,000
House allowance.........................................  Not considered

Committee recommendation

                                                                  30,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $30,000 for 
representation allowances for the majority and minority 
leaders. The recommendation is the same as the amount provided 
for fiscal year 1995 and the fiscal year 1996 budget request.
    This allowance was established in the Supplemental 
Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 1985 (Public Law 99-88). The 
funds were authorized to be used by the majority and minority 
leaders solely for the discharge of their appropriate 
responsibilities in connection with official visits to the 
United States by members of foreign legislative bodies and 
representatives of foreign governments and intergovernmental 
agencies. The recommended amount is to be divided equally 
between the two leaders.
    Expenditures from this allowance are made upon 
certification of the leaders and are reported in the semiannual 
report of the Secretary of the Senate.

                    Salaries, Officers and Employees
Appropriations, 1995....................................     $71,338,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................      75,841,000
House allowance.........................................  Not considered

Committee recommendation

                                                              69,727,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $69,727,000 
for the 12 subaccounts funded under the overall account for the 
salaries of officers and employees of the Senate. The amount 
recommended is a reduction of $1,635,000 from the amount 
provided for fiscal year 1995 and a reduction of $6,138,000 
from the budget estimate.
    It should be noted that except for a handful of positions 
in the Offices of the Secretary and the Sergeant at Arms that 
are required by statute, specific staffing levels are not 
stipulated either by the budget request or by the Committee's 
recommendation. Rather, lump-sum allowances are provided to 
fund staffing levels each office finds necessary and 
appropriate for the performance of its duties. Estimated 
staffing levels for offices funded under this appropriation for 
fiscal year 1996 are 1,163 to 1,268 positions. This represents 
a reduction of 63 to 74 positions from the estimated levels of 
fiscal year 1995, as described in the table printed below.

                                        SALARIES, OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES                                        
                         [Estimated staffing levels ranges--fiscal years 1995 and 1996]                         
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                                                                            Staffing ranges                     
                                                     -----------------------------------------------------------
                                                         1996 request            1995             Difference    
                                                     -----------------------------------------------------------
                                                        From       To       From       To       From       To   
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Office of the Vice President........................        42        45        42        45  ........  ........
Office of the President pro tempore.................         9        11         9        11  ........  ........
Office of the majority and minority leaders.........        27        37        27        37  ........  ........
Offices of the majority and minority whips..........         9        11         9        11  ........  ........
Conference committees...............................        37        45        37        45  ........  ........
Offices of the secretaries of the conference of the                                                             
 majority and the conference of the minority........         8         8         8         8  ........  ........
Office of the Chaplain..............................         3         3         3         3  ........  ........
Office of the Secretary.............................       226       235       217       237        +9        -2
Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper.......       785       855       888       888      -103       -33
Offices of the secretaries for the majority and                                                                 
 minority...........................................        17        18        17        18  ........  ........
                                                     -----------------------------------------------------------
      Totals........................................     1,163     1,268     1,257     1,303       -94       -35
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    Any change from the allocation of funds in the subaccounts 
within this appropriation is subject to the approval of the 
Committee.
    The total amount appropriated is allocated to the various 
offices of the Senate as displayed under the headings for the 
offices that follow.

                      office of the vice president
Appropriations, 1995....................................      $1,513,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................       1,549,000
House allowance.........................................  Not considered

Committee recommendation

                                                               1,513,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,513,000 to 
fund the salaries of the administrative and clerical staff of 
the Office of the Vice President in connection with his duties 
as the President of the Senate. This amount is the same as from 
the amount provided for fiscal year 1995 and is $36,000 below 
the budget estimate.

                  office of the president pro tempore
Appropriations, 1995....................................        $457,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................         469,000
House allowance.........................................  Not considered

Committee recommendation

                                                                 325,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $325,000 for 
the Office of the President pro tempore. This amount is 
$132,000 below the amount provided for fiscal year 1995 and 
$144,000 below the budget estimate. Funding for this office has 
more than tripled in the past 10 years. The Committee 
recommendation reverses this direction, while taking into 
consideration increases in base pay and inflation adjustments.

              offices of the majority and minority leaders
Appropriations, 1995....................................      $2,195,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................       2,246,000
House allowance.........................................  Not considered

Committee recommendation

                                                               2,195,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $2,195,000 for 
the offices of the majority and minority leaders, which is the 
same as the amount provided for fiscal year 1995 and $51,000 
below the budget estimate.
    The administrative and clerical staffs funded by this 
appropriation were authorized under the provisions of Public 
Law 91-145, effective November 1, 1969. The amount recommended 
is to be equally divided, providing $1,097,500 for each office.

               offices of the majority and minority whips
Appropriations, 1995....................................        $656,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................         672,000
House allowance.........................................  Not considered

Committee recommendation

                                                                 656,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $656,000 for 
the offices of the majority and minority whips. The amount 
recommended is the same as the amount provided for fiscal year 
1995 and is to be equally divided, providing $328,000 for each 
office.
    The authority for the administrative and clerical staff 
funded by this appropriation was created by Public Law 84-242, 
effective July 1, 1955.

                         conference committees
Appropriations, 1995....................................      $1,992,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................       2,040,000
House allowance.........................................  Not considered

Committee recommendation

                                                               1,992,000

    For the administrative and clerical staffs of the majority 
and minority conference committees, the Committee recommends an 
appropriation of $1,992,000, which is the same as the amount 
provided for fiscal year 1995 and $48,000 below the budget 
estimate. The appropriation provides $996,000 in salaries for 
the staff of each conference committee.
    Pursuant to Public Law 102-90, the Legislative Branch 
Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 1992, the chairman of each 
conference committee may transfer up to $275,000 of the amount 
provided for salaries of each conference to the account for 
conference committee expenses within the ``Miscellaneous 
items'' appropriation.

 offices of the secretaries of the conference of the majority and the 
                       conference of the minority
Appropriations, 1995....................................        $384,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................         394,000
House allowance.........................................  Not considered

Committee recommendation

                                                                 360,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $360,000 for 
the majority and minority conference secretaries, a reduction 
of $24,000 below the amount provided for fiscal year 1995 and 
$34,000 below the budget estimate.
    These offices were created by section 6 of Senate 
Resolution 17, agreed to January 10, 1977, and two positions in 
each office were first funded in the Supplemental 
Appropriations Act, 1977 (Public Law 95-26).
    Section 102 of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1979 
(Public Law 96-38), abolished the specific positions and 
established a lump-sum allowance for the employment of staff, 
effective October 1, 1979. The amount recommended is to be 
divided to provide $168,000 for the majority secretary and 
$192,000 for the minority secretary.

                           POLICY COMMITTEES
Appropriations, 1995....................................................
Budget estimate, 1996...................................................
House allowance.........................................  Not considered

Committee recommendation

                                                              $1,930,000

    For the salaries of the administrative and clerical staffs 
of the majority and minority policy committees, the Committee 
recommends an appropriation of $1,930,000, or $965,000 for each 
committee. Funds for the salaries, agency contributions, and 
expenses of the policy committees have been provided previously 
in a single appropriation within the ``Contingent fund of the 
Senate'' account. The Committee recommends providing for 
salaries, agency contributions, and expenses in three separate 
lines, as is the case with the conference committees. Agency 
contributions for the policy committees will be funded in the 
amount provided for agency contributions within the entire 
``Salaries, officers and employees'' account, and expenses will 
be provided under the ``Miscellaneous items'' account.

                         office of the chaplain
Appropriations, 1995....................................        $192,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................         201,000
House allowance.........................................  Not considered

Committee recommendation

                                                                 192,000

    For the Office of the Chaplain, the Committee recommends an 
appropriation of $192,000, unchanged from fiscal year 1995. The 
amount recommended would provide the salaries for the Chaplain 
of the Senate and support staff to assist the Chaplain with his 
pastoral duties. The Fiscal Year 1988 Legislative Branch 
Appropriations Act, Public Law 100-202, established the rate of 
pay for the Chaplain at Executive Level IV, currently $115,700. 
Authorization for a part-time counselor was included in Public 
Law 101-163, the Fiscal Year 1990 Legislative Branch 
Appropriations Act.
    In addition, the Committee is recommending an 
administrative provision (section 2) creating a revolving fund 
for support of the official expenses of the Office of the 
Chaplain. The fund is to be financed entirely by private 
donations, and will be subject to audit. Disbursements are 
authorized for expenses only, not personnel, and are to be made 
upon vouchers submitted by the Chaplain. Annual expenditures 
are limited to $10,000.

                        office of the secretary
Appropriations, 1995....................................     $12,961,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................      13,260,000
House allowance.........................................  Not considered

Committee recommendation

                                                              12,128,000

    The Committee recommends $12,128,000 for salaries of the 
Office of the Secretary, a reduction of $833,000 below the 
fiscal year 1995 level. Fiscal year 1996 staffing levels are 
estimated at 226 to 237 positions, as listed in the table 
below.
    This appropriation provides funds for four statutory 
positions (Secretary of the Senate, Assistant Secretary of the 
Senate, Financial Clerk of the Senate, and Parliamentarian of 
the Senate) and lump-sum allowances for the employment and 
adjustment of salaries of personnel in the Office of the 
Secretary of the Senate, as authorized by Public Law 97-51, 
effective October 1, 1981 (2 U.S.C. 61a-11).
    The following departmental guidelines for fiscal year 1996 
have been submitted by the Secretary to the Committee:

                                      OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE SENATE                                     
                         [Estimated staffing levels ranges--fiscal years 1995 and 1996]                         
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                            Staffing ranges                     
                                                     -----------------------------------------------------------
                                                         1996 request            1995             Difference    
                                                     -----------------------------------------------------------
                                                        From       To       From       To       From       To   
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Legislative/administrative services.................        72        77        75        80        -3        -3
Captioning services.................................         5         5         6         6        -1        -1
Conservation and preservation.......................         2         2         2         2  ........  ........
Curator.............................................         4         5         4         5  ........  ........
Disbursing Office...................................        44        44        42        46        +2        -2
Document Room.......................................        21        21        20        22        +1        -1
Historian...........................................         9         9         9        10  ........        -1
Library.............................................        22        22    \1\ 19        19        +3        +3
Public records......................................         6         6         8         8        -2        -2
Senate chief counsel for employment.................         5        10         5         5  ........        +5
Senate security.....................................         7         7         7        12  ........        -5
Stationery Room/Senate Gift Shop....................        29        29        20        22        +9        +7
                                                     -----------------------------------------------------------
      Totals........................................       226       237       217       237        +9  ........
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\1\ Records indicate there have been 22 employees in the library since fiscal year 1994.                        


    The amount recommended represents the amended budget 
request submitted to the Committee in testimony by the 
Secretary on May 12, 1995. The Committee commends the Secretary 
for a thorough going managerial review of the staffing and 
funding requirements of the office, and for recommending 
reductions commensurate with the overall goal of achieving 
significant reductions in funding for the legislative branch. 
In addition, the Secretary is to be congratulated for the 
vigorous pursuit of modern technology applications that 
expedite the core legislative support functions of the Senate 
at lower cost to the taxpayer.
    The Committee strongly endorses the development of a new 
financial management system [FMS-II] for the Senate, and urges 
the Secretary and all affected entities of the Senate to 
successfully conclude development and implementation of that 
system as soon as possible. Unlike executive branch agencies or 
the major support agencies of the legislative branch, there is 
no central obligating authority in the Senate. Indeed, there 
are 168 separate obligating authorities, adding considerable 
complications to financial management and accounting. 
Successful development of FMS-II will considerably improve the 
ability of the Secretary of the Senate, through the Disbursing 
Office, to keep better track of Senate expenditures and report 
them in a timely manner.
    An additional $7,000,000 was provided to the Secretary in 
the Fiscal Year 1995 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act for 
the development of FMS-II, and the Committee expects to receive 
quarterly reports on the obligation of those funds and progress 
on the FMS-II project.
    The Committee believes that implementation of the 
Congressional Accountability Act will present the Senate as a 
whole and its individual Members and officers with human 
resource issues that have been experienced in the private 
sector for many years, but have not been encountered in the 
Senate. The Committee is aware that the Secretary has already 
begun work with the Sergeant at Arms and the relevant 
committees of jurisdiction to develop a new payroll system that 
can respond to time and attendance requirements. Beyond the 
development of such practical tools, however, the Committee 
hopes the Secretary will regularly convene a meeting of the 
Senate Legal Counsel, the Director of the Office of Fair 
Employment Practices, the Sergeant at Arms, and representatives 
of the leadership, relevant committees, and individual 
Senators' offices to identify and consider issues arising from 
the Accountability Act and their ramifications.
    The Committee appreciates the changes made to the 
semiannual report of the Secretary of the Senate in response to 
section 3 of Public Law 103-283, the Legislative Branch 
Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 1995. The Committee now 
requests the Secretary to submit that information directly to 
the Committee as well, and provide cumulative annual amounts. 
In addition, the Committee requests the Secretary to provide 
monthly status reports and projections of expenditures from the 
appropriation, ``Senators' official personnel and office 
expense account.'' The requested information will enable the 
Committee to more closely monitor the account and recommend 
appropriate funding while avoiding reprogrammings.
    Earlier this year, the joint leadership of the Senate asked 
the General Accounting Office to conduct an audit of the Office 
of the Secretary of the Senate. The Committee is pleased to 
note that GAO found that the financial statement of the Office 
was reliable in all material respects; that internal controls 
were effective in safeguarding assets from material loss, 
assuring material compliance with relevant laws and 
regulations, and assuring that there are no material 
misstatements in the financial statement; and that there was no 
reportable noncompliance with laws and regulations that were 
tested.

             office of the sergeant at arms and doorkeeper
Appropriations, 1995....................................     $32,739,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................      35,399,000
House allowance.........................................  Not considered

Committee recommendation

                                                              31,889,000

    This appropriation provides funds for the salaries of three 
statutory positions (Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper, Deputy 
Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper, and Administrative Assistant 
to the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper) and lump-sum allowances 
for employment and adjustments of salaries of personnel in the 
Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, as 
authorized by Public Law 97-51, effective October 1, 1981 (2 
U.S.C. 61f-7).
    The Committee recommends a total of $31,889,000 for fiscal 
1996. The amount recommended is a reduction of $850,000 from 
the amount provided for fiscal year 1995, which was, in turn, 
the same as the amount for fiscal year 1994.
    The amount recommended represents the amended budget 
request submitted by the Sergeant at Arms in testimony before 
the Committee on May 12, 1995. The Committee congratulates the 
Sergeant at Arms for a top-to-bottom programmatic review of all 
functions and staffing within his purview, and for recommending 
the funding reductions which ensued from that review.
    The Committee is aware that these reductions in funding may 
mean some reductions in service. The recommendation comes after 
2 consecutive years of level funding, so the reductions in 
constant dollars are even more significant. The Committee 
believes, however, that any services that may be reduced are 
ancillary in nature, and that any inconveniences that may 
result are trifling compared to the benefits derived from 
reducing Federal spending.
    The offices and personnel covered by this appropriation are 
shown in the following table.

  STAFFING--OFFICE OF THE SERGEANT AT ARMS AND DOORKEEPER OF THE SENATE 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                            1996         1996 Committee 
                       1995 level       budgetrequest    recommendation 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Executive office..        $9,314,000       $10,112,000        $9,504,000
    Positions.....               297               282           296-306
Computer center...        $8,212,000        $8,877,000        $8,198,000
    Positions.....               171               169           153-163
Service department        $6,545,000        $6,938,000        $5,700,000
    Positions.....               181               179           140-150
Telecommunications        $3,537,000        $4,009,000        $3,514,000
    Positions.....                89                93             77-87
Studios...........        $2,597,000        $2,781,000        $2,469,000
    Positions.....                69                69             52-62
Post Office.......        $1,543,000        $1,606,000        $1,412,000
    Positions.....                63                63             52-62
News media                                                              
 galleries........          $991,000        $1,076,000        $1,092,000
    Positions.....                18                18             15-25
                   -----------------------------------------------------
      Total.......       $32,739,000       $35,399,000       $31,889,000
      Total                                                             
       positions..               888               873           785-855
------------------------------------------------------------------------

        offices of the secretaries for the majority and minority
Appropriations, 1995....................................      $1,197,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................       1,225,000
House allowance.........................................  Not considered

Committee recommendation

                                                               1,047,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,047,000 for 
the offices of the secretaries for the majority and minority. 
This is a reduction of $150,000 below the amount provided for 
fiscal year 1995 and $178,000 below the budget request. The 
appropriation is to be equally divided, providing $523,500 for 
each office.

                          agency contributions
Appropriations, 1995....................................     $17,052,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................      18,386,000
House allowance.........................................  Not considered

Committee recommendation

                                                              15,500,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $15,500,000 
for agency contributions for employees paid under the 
appropriation, ``Salaries, officers and employees.'' This is 
$1,552,000 below the amount provided in fiscal year 1995 and 
represents a reduction of $2,886,000 from the budget request.
    Agency contributions include the Senate's contributions as 
an employer to the civil service retirement system, the Federal 
Employees' Retirement System, the thrift savings plan, Federal 
employee group life insurance, Federal employee health 
insurance programs, and FICA. The Senate is required by law to 
make these payments, and the total required is dependent upon 
the number of Senate employees, their compensation levels, the 
benefit programs in which they are enrolled, and the extent of 
the benefits elected. The Committee believes that overall 
Senate staffing reductions warrant a commensurate decline in 
the appropriation for agency contributions.

            Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate
Appropriations, 1995....................................      $3,381,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................       3,543,500
House allowance.........................................  Not considered

Committee recommendation

                                                               3,381,000

    For the Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate, 
the Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,381,000, which 
is the same as the amount provided for fiscal year 1995. Fiscal 
year 1996 staffing levels are estimated to be 30 to 32 
positions, unchanged from fiscal year 1995.
                     Office of Senate Legal Counsel
Appropriations, 1995....................................        $936,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................         985,000
House allowance.........................................  Not considered

Committee recommendation

                                                                 936,000

    For the Office of Senate Legal Counsel, the Committee 
recommends an appropriation of $936,000, which is the same as 
the amount provided for fiscal year 1995 and is $49,000 less 
than the budget request. The Committee has concurred in the 
recommendation of the Legal Counsel, in testimony before the 
Committee on May 12, 1995, to maintain funding at fiscal year 
1995 levels to provide a contingency for unanticipated needs in 
connection with the implementation of the Congressional 
Accountability Act of 1995 (Public Law 104-1). The amount 
provided pays for the salaries, expenses, and agency 
contributions of the Office.
    The Committee encourages the Senate Legal Counsel to work 
closely with the Secretary of the Senate and the Office of Fair 
Employment Practices to identify and characterize issues of 
concern to the Senate arising from the implementation of the 
Congressional Accountability Act. Elsewhere in this report the 
Committee has suggested that the Secretary of the Senate may 
wish to convene a regular meeting of these and other interested 
parties to fully consider existing and potential issues of 
concern and appropriate responses.
    This Office was established pursuant to section 701 of 
Public Law 95-521.

Expense Allowances of the Secretary of the Senate, Sergeant at Arms and 
Doorkeeper of the Senate, and Secretaries for the Majority and Minority 
                             of the Senate
Appropriations, 1995....................................         $12,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................          12,000
House allowance.........................................  Not considered

Committee recommendation

                                                                  12,000

    Section 119 of Public Law 97-51 authorized an expense 
allowance for the Secretary of the Senate, the Sergeant at Arms 
and Doorkeeper of the Senate, the Secretary for the Majority, 
and the Secretary for the Minority. These allowances were 
funded in fiscal years 1981-82 through a transfer of funds from 
the appropriation for ``Miscellaneous items'' account. Since 
fiscal year 1983, the amount has been provided through a direct 
appropriation. The Committee recommends providing an allowance 
of $3,000 for each office.

                   Contingent Expenses of the Senate

                        senate policy committees
Appropriations, 1995....................................      $2,574,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................       2,672,000
House allowance.........................................  Not considered

Committee recommendation

                                             ...........................

    The Committee recommends no appropriation within the 
contingent fund of the Senate for the policy committees. 
Instead, the Committee recommends providing funds for policy 
committee employee salaries within the ``Salaries, officers and 
employees'' appropriation, agency contributions associated with 
those salaries within the agency contributions line of the 
``Salaries, officers and employees'' appropriation, and funds 
for policy committee expenses within the ``Miscellaneous 
items'' appropriation. This will put the policy committees on 
the same basis as the conference committees. The sum total of 
the amount recommended for the policy committees in the three 
appropriation accounts is the same as the amount provided the 
policy committees under this heading in fiscal year 1995.

                      inquiries and investigations
Appropriations, 1995....................................     $78,112,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................      78,863,000
House allowance.........................................  Not considered

Committee recommendation

                                                              66,395,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $66,395,000 
for inquiries and investigations by all Senate standing, 
special, and select committees. This is a reduction of 
$11,717,000, or 15 percent, from the amount provided for fiscal 
year 1995 and $12,468,000 below the budget request. This 
recommendation is made in keeping with the Senate's action on 
Senate Resolution 73, the biennial committee funding resolution 
adopted February 13, 1995. The recommended amount is the lowest 
level provided since fiscal year 1988.
    This appropriation funds the liquidation of obligations 
incurred by committees under the authorization provided in 
Committee funding resolutions. It should be noted that the most 
recent employment data from the Office of the Secretary of the 
Senate shows that Committee staffing has decreased from 1,120 
employees as of September 30, 1992, to 790 as of March 31, 
1995, a reduction of 330, or 29.5 percent. This is a 
significantly lower level of staffing than a decade ago, and 
far exceeds the 4-percent FTE reduction goal established in 
section 307 of Public Law 103-69.
    The following table illustrates trends in the number of 
Senate committee employees in recent years:
 U.S. Senate Committee staff as of September 30, 1985-94 and March 31, 
                                  1995

        Year                                             Number of staff

1985.............................................................. 1,047
1986.............................................................. 1,053
1987.............................................................. 1,033
1988.............................................................. 1,037
1989.............................................................. 1,107
1990.............................................................. 1,113
1991.............................................................. 1,102
1992.............................................................. 1,120
1993..............................................................   955
1994..............................................................   959
1995..............................................................   790
         u.s. senate caucus on international narcotics control
Appropriations, 1995....................................        $348,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................         379,000
House allowance.........................................  Not considered

Committee recommendation

                                                                 305,000

    The Committee recommends $305,000 for the expenses of the 
Caucus on International Narcotics Control. This represents a 
reduction of $43,000 from amounts provided for fiscal year 1995 
and $74,000 below the budget request. Fiscal year 1996 will be 
the last year of funding for this caucus.

                        secretary of the senate

                     (including transfer of funds)
Appropriations, 1995....................................      $1,966,500
    (By transfer).......................................     (7,000,000)
Budget estimate, 1996...................................       1,966,500
House allowance.........................................  Not considered

Committee recommendation

                                                               1,266,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,266,000 for 
expenses of the Office of the Secretary. This is a reduction of 
$700,500 from the amount provided in fiscal year 1995 and the 
amount initially requested for fiscal year 1996. The 
recommended amount is the lowest since fiscal year 1991.
    The recommendation represents the amended budget request of 
the Secretary as presented to the Committee in testimony on May 
12, 1995.
    The table printed below sets forth the apportionment of 
funds under this appropriation, followed by a brief description 
of the line items. Any deviation of more than 10 percent 
cumulatively from the stated levels for each item will require 
the customary prior approval of the Committee.

                    EXPENSES--OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY                   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                     1996               
               Item                     1995        budget     Increase/
                                   appropriation    request    decrease 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Historical office:                                                      
    Books and documents..........        $2,500       $2,500  ..........
    Photographic supplies........         7,000        7,000  ..........
Library:                                                                
    Online information services..        56,000       47,000      -9,000
    Microform publications.......        36,000       31,000      -5,000
    Books........................        17,000       12,000      -5,000
    Subscriptions................        23,000       20,000      -3,000
    Standing orders..............        22,000       20,000      -2,000
    CD-ROM.......................         4,000        4,000  ..........
    Audio/visual materials.......           500          500  ..........
Office of Conservation and                                              
 Preservation....................         3,000        3,000  ..........
    Book preservation............         5,000        5,000  ..........
Office of Public Records (Public                                        
 Law 92-342).....................        12,000        8,000      -4,000
Travel and registration fees                                            
 (Public Law 94-59)..............        22,000       12,000     -10,000
Substitute reporters and                                                
 transcribers (Public Law 89-90).        10,000   ..........     -10,000
Consultants (not more than two)                                         
 (Public Law 95-26)..............        50,000       25,000     -25,000
Legal reference volumes                                                 
 (Senators' offices) (Public Law                                        
 92-51)..........................        80,000       80,000  ..........
Contractual legal and                                                   
 administrative services and                                            
 miscellaneous expenses..........        75,000       50,000     -25,000
Disbursing office: Payroll forms,                                       
 notary fees, supplies, and                                             
 insurance.......................        29,000       29,000  ..........
Orientation and training (Public                                        
 Law 95-94)......................        10,000       10,000  ..........
Newspapers.......................        45,000       25,000     -20,000
Senate service awards (S. Res.                                          
 21, Sept. 10, 1965).............        23,000       23,000  ..........
Postage..........................         2,000        1,000      -1,000
Education of Senate pages (Public                                       
 Law 98-51 and Public Law 98-125)                                       
 (S. Res. 184, July 29, 1983)....       299,000       58,000    -241,373
Stationery.......................        50,000       50,000  ..........
Senate Commission on Art (Public                                        
 Law 100-696, Nov. 18, 1988).....        33,000       28,000      -4,500
Representation expenses (Public                                         
 Law 100-71, July 11, 1987)......        50,000       30,000     -20,000
Office of Captioning Services                                           
 (Public Law 101-163, Nov. 21,                                          
 1989)...........................       400,000      235,000    -165,000
Senate Chief Counsel for                                                
 Employment......................       600,000      450,000    -150,000
                                  --------------------------------------
    Total........................     1,966,500    1,266,000    -700,500
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The first nine items, pertaining to the Historical Office 
and the Library, all relate to the basic operations of these 
offices and are self-explanatory.
    Office of Conservation and Preservation.--Provides funding 
for the Office of Conservation and Preservation to develop and 
coordinate programs directly related to the conservation and 
preservation of Senate records and materials for which the 
Secretary of the Senate has statutory authority.
    Office of Conservation and Preservation: Book 
Preservation.--Provides funding for the Office of Conservation 
and Preservation to use outside sources for the preservation 
and protection of the Senate book collection, including 
historically valuable documents under the care of the Secretary 
of the Senate.
    Office of Public Records.--Provides the funding for 
expenses of the Office of Public Records to process, maintain, 
and make available reports and other documents filed with the 
Secretary as required by Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971; 
the Federal Regulation of Lobbying Act; the Senate Code of 
Official Conduct: Rule 34, Public Financial Disclosure; Rule 
40, Registration of Mass Mailing; Rule 41, Political Fund 
Designees and Rule 41(6), Supervisor's Reports on Individuals 
Performing Senate Services; foreign travel reports; and Byrd 
amendment reports.
    Moneys received by the Secretary in payment for photocopies 
or microfilm are deposited into the Office of Public Records 
revolving fund.
    Travel and registration fees.--Provides funding for travel 
expenses and registration fees incurred by the Secretary of the 
Senate and the employees of the Office of the Secretary under 
the authority of 2 U.S.C. 61a-9a. The authority for the travel 
portion of this account was provided for by section 101 of 
Public Law 94-59, July 25, 1975.
    Substitute reporters and transcribers.--Provides funding 
for substitute reporters of debate and expert transcribers at 
daily rates or annual rates of pay for a period of not more 
than 90 days in any fiscal year. Substitute reporters of debate 
and expert transcribers were authorized by section 101 of 
Public Law 89-90, July 27, 1965, (2 U.S.C. 126b) and was 
amended by section 105 of Public Law 97-12, June 5, 1981. Funds 
in this line have not been utilized for several years, and the 
Secretary has not requested any funds for fiscal year 1996.
    Consultants.--Provides funding for two individual 
consultants as authorized by section 110 of Public Law 95-94, 
August 5, 1977, (2 U.S.C. 61h-6) which amends section 101 of 
Public Law 95-26, May 4, 1977. Consultants employed under this 
authority shall not be paid in excess of the per diem 
equivalent of the highest gross rate of annual compensation 
which may by paid to employees of a standing committee of the 
Senate.
    Legal reference volumes.--Provides funding to furnish U.S. 
Senators with volumes of the United States Code Annotated or 
United States Code Service, pocket parts and supplements, as 
authorized by section 101 of Public Law 92-51, July 9, 1971 (2 
U.S.C. 55).
    The Disbursing Office provides the United States Code 
Annotated or the United States Code Service to Senators upon 
receipt of a written request of a Senator. In addition, 
dictionaries and dictionary stands are also furnished to 
Senators from funds provided in this account.
    Contractual legal and administrative services and 
miscellaneous expenses.--Provides funding for various 
contractual, administrative, and miscellaneous expenses 
incurred by the Office of the Secretary. The Office of the 
Secretary of the Senate has contractual authority under the 
authority of Public Law 92-342, the Federal Election Campaign 
Act and has utilized this authority to employ professional 
legal services in the past. In addition, the Office of the 
Secretary has incurred various types of legal and other 
expenses which have been authorized by the Senate. 
Administrative services and miscellaneous expenses are 
housekeeping expenses of the Office of the Secretary.
    Disbursing Office.--Provides funds for expenses incurred in 
the operation of the Disbursing Office. Typical expenses for 
this office include payroll information notices, annual W-2 
forms, notary bonds, seals, and supplies, and necessary 
supplies in conjunction with the various machinery maintained 
in the office, which are not available in the stationery room.
    Orientation and training.--Provides funding for expenses 
incurred by the Secretary of the Senate to conduct orientation 
seminars or similar meetings for members, officers, and 
employees and Senate officials and their staff not to exceed 
$10,000 each fiscal year, under the authority of 2 U.S.C. 69a.
    Newspapers.--Provides funding to furnish newspapers and 
magazines for official purposes to the Marble Room, leadership 
offices, Republican and Democratic cloakrooms, Senate officers, 
and certain other offices.
    Senate service awards.--Provides funding for the issuance 
of service pins or emblems as authorized by Senate Resolution 
21, September 10, 1965. Senate Resolution 21 authorizes the 
Secretary of the Senate, under the direction of the Committee 
on Rules and Administration and in accordance with regulations 
promulgated by the Committee, to procure such pins or emblems 
and award them to members, officers, and employees of the 
Senate who are entitled.
    Postage.--Provides funding for postage for the Office of 
the Secretary of the Senate for special delivery, foreign 
postage, registered mail and additional postage not covered 
under the frank.
    Education of Senate pages.--Provides funding for the 
education of Senate pages. Senate Resolution 184, July 29, 
1983, authorized the Secretary of the Senate to enter into a 
contract, agreement, or other arrangement with the Board of 
Education of the District of Columbia, or to provide such 
educational services and items in such other manner as he may 
deem appropriate. Public Law 98-125, October 13, 1983, amended 
Public Law 98-51, July 14, 1983, striking out the heading and 
paragraph ``Education of pages'' under the heading ``Joint 
items,'' and redesignated the funds provided in Public Law 98-
51 for the education of pages between the House of 
Representatives and the Senate. The Senate has discontinued its 
contract with the District of Columbia, and will hire its own 
teachers beginning in the 1995 academic year at a savings of 
$96,373.
    Stationery.--Provides funding for stationery and office 
supplies for the Office of the Secretary of the Senate.
    Senate Commission on Art.--Provides funding for the Senate 
Commission on Art, authorized by Public Law 100-696, November 
18, 1988 (40 U.S.C. 188b), to acquire any work of art, 
historical object, documents, or material relating to 
historical matters, or exhibits for placement or exhibition 
within the Senate wing of the Capitol, any Senate office 
building, or in rooms, spaces, or corridors thereof, and to 
publish a catalog of Senate historical objects and exhibits 
currently within the Senate wing of the Capitol and any Senate 
office building.
    The Senate Commission on Art was formerly the Commission on 
Arts and Antiquities, which was authorized by Senate Resolution 
382, October 1, 1968, as amended by Senate Resolution 95, April 
1, 1977, and Senate Resolution 400, March 23, 1988.
    Representation expenses.--Provides funding (not to exceed 
$50,000) to the Secretary of Senate to coordinate and carry out 
responsibilities in connection with foreign parliamentary 
groups or other foreign officials visiting the United States. 
Authorized by section 2 of Public Law 100-71, July 11, 1987, (2 
U.S.C. 65f).
    Office of Captioning Services.--Provides funding for the 
closed captioning of the televised Senate floor proceedings for 
the hearing impaired. Closed captioning was first authorized 
under the authority of Public Law 101-163, November 21, 1989.
    Senate Chief Counsel for Employment.--Provides funding for 
the Office of the Senate Chief Counsel for Employment. This 
office is a nonpartisan office formed in May 1993 at the 
direction of the joint leadership and is charged with providing 
legal advice and representation of Senate offices in all areas 
of employment law.

             sergeant at arms and doorkeeper of the senate
Appropriations, 1995....................................     $74,894,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................      72,234,000
House allowance.........................................  Not considered

Committee recommendation

                                                              61,347,000

    The Committee recommends the appropriation of $61,347,000 
for expenses of the Sergeant at Arms, which is a reduction of 
$13,547,000 from the amount appropriated for fiscal year 1994 
and fiscal year 1995. The recommended amount is the lowest 
funding level since fiscal year 1986.
    The following table sets forth the apportionment of funds 
under this appropriation. Any deviation of more than 10 percent 
cumulatively from the stated levels for each item will require 
the customary prior approval of the Committee.

  EXPENSES--OFFICE OF THE SERGEANT AT ARMS AND DOORKEEPER OF THE SENATE 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                            1996         1996 Committee 
                       1995 level       budgetrequest    recommendation 
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Computer center...       $31,585,000       $29,759,000       $25,144,000
Telecommunications        22,590,000        21,339,000        17,369,000
State office                                                            
 coordination.....        12,384,000        12,901,000        12,384,000
Service department         6,400,000         5,950,000         4,983,000
Executive office..         1,925,000         1,985,000         1,467,000
Administration:                                                         
    Consultants...  ................           300,000  ................
    Seminars......            10,000  ................  ................
                   -----------------------------------------------------
      Total.......        74,894,000        72,234,000        61,347,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Again, the Committee commends the Sergeant at Arms for the 
programmatic review that identified staffing reductions and 
consolidations, operational efficiencies, and lower priority 
activities, and enabled the Sergeant at Arms to maintain 
essential services at considerably lower cost to the taxpayer.
    The joint leadership of the Senate also requested the 
General Accounting Office to conduct an audit of the Office of 
the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper. As was the case with GAO's 
audit of the Office of the Secretary of the Senate, GAO found 
that the financial statement of the Office was reliable in all 
material respects; that internal controls were effective in 
safeguarding assets from material loss, assuring material 
compliance with relevant laws and regulations, and assuring 
that there are no material misstatements in the financial 
statement; and that there was no reportable noncompliance with 
laws and regulations that were tested.
    The Committee is especially concerned about the significant 
cost of Senators' State offices. In testimony before the 
Committee on May 12, 1995, the Sergeant at Arms stated that 
nearly 40 percent of his budget is devoted to the support of 
such offices, including more than $12,000,000 in rental 
payments. There are some 400 State offices for Senators, of 
which approximately 80 are staffed by a single individual. The 
Sergeant at Arms is obliged to provide each such office with 
computers, telephones, telefax machines, copiers, and other 
equipment. While the Committee recognizes the value of State 
offices to Senators and their constituents, it is also 
concerned about the cost of maintaining these offices, and 
urges the Sergeant at Arms to pursue with the Committee on 
Rules and Administration recommendations that will result in 
further savings.
    The Committee has included language (section 5), at the 
request of the Sergeant at Arms, to authorize payment of 
telephone bills from the appropriation in which the bill is 
received, rather than in which the charge was incurred. This 
provision will eliminate the tedious, labor-intensive chore of 
reviewing thousands of calls to ascertain when they were made, 
and preparing separate vouchers for calls made in different 
fiscal years.

                          miscellaneous items
Appropriations, 1995....................................      $7,429,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................       7,429,000
House allowance.........................................  Not considered

Committee recommendation

                                                               6,644,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $6,644,000 for 
miscellaneous items, which is a reduction of $785,000 from the 
amount provided in fiscal year 1995 and requested for fiscal 
year 1996.
    Any deviation of more than 10 percent cumulatively from the 
stated levels for each item will require the customary prior 
approval of the Committee.
    The following table sets forth the apportionment of funds 
under this appropriation:

               MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS APPORTIONMENT SCHEDULE               
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                             Budget         Committee                   
                            estimate     recommendation                 
          Item             fiscal year     fiscal year      Difference  
                              1996            1996                      
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Resolution and                                                          
 reorganization reserve      $2,300,000      $1,566,000       ($734,000)
Reserve for                                                             
 contingencies                                                          
 (miscellaneous items).         950,000         750,000        (200,000)
Employees compensation                                                  
 fund reimbursement                                                     
 (workmen's                                                             
 compensation).........         761,000         777,000          16,000 
Civil service                                                           
 retirement fund                                                        
 reemployed annuitants.          75,000          50,000         (25,000)
Committee on Rules and                                                  
 Administration--Calend                                                 
 ars...................          81,000  ..............         (81,000)
Jacob K. Javits                                                         
 Fellowship Program--                                                   
 (S. Res. 7, dated Mar.                                                 
 3, 1993, as amended)                                                   
 (expires fiscal year                                                   
 1998).................         300,000         300,000  ...............
John Heinz Fellowship                                                   
 Program--(S. Res. 356,                                                 
 dated Oct. 7, 1992)                                                    
 (expires fiscal year                                                   
 1997).................          71,000          71,000  ...............
Reception of foreign                                                    
 dignitaries (S. Res.                                                   
 247, dated Feb. 7,                                                     
 1962, as amended).....          25,000          25,000  ...............
Foreign travel--Members                                                 
 and employees (S. Res.                                                 
 179, dated May 25,                                                     
 1977).................         125,000         125,000  ...............
Federal employees                                                       
 compensation account                                                   
 (Public Law 96-499,                                                    
 dated Dec. 5, 1980)                                                    
 (unemployment                                                          
 compensation).........       1,600,000       1,500,000        (100,000)
Conferences for the                                                     
 majority and minority                                                  
 (Public Law 97-51,                                                     
 dated Jan. 3, 1983 and                                                 
 Public Law 101-520,                                                    
 dated Nov. 5, 1990)...         150,000         150,000  ...............
Policy committees for                                                   
 the majority and                                                       
 minority..............  ..............         144,000         144,000 
Postage................           6,000       \1\ 6,000  ...............
Consultants--including                                                  
 agency contributions                                                   
 (Public Law 95-26,                                                     
 dated May 4, 1977 and                                                  
 Public Law 95-94,                                                      
 dated Aug. 5, 1977)...         725,000         550,000        (175,000)
Senate observer group                                                   
 (expires Dec. 31,                                                      
 1994--S. Res. 105,                                                     
 dated Apr. 13, 1989,                                                   
 as amended)...........         145,000         580,000         435,000 
Contribution costs                                                      
 authorized by Public                                                   
 Law 102-90, dated Aug.                                                 
 14, 1991, and Public                                                   
 Law 103-50, dated July                                                 
 2, 1993...............         115,000          50,000         (65,000)
                        ------------------------------------------------
      Total............       7,429,000       6,644,000        (785,000)
------------------------------------------------------------------------

\1\ Postage apportionment (fiscal year 1996):
        President of the Senate............................      $2,700
        Secretary for the Majority.........................       1,100
        Secretary for the Minority.........................       1,100
        Chaplain...........................................       1,100
                                                                 ------

          Total............................................       6,000

    Resolution and reorganization reserve.--This line item is 
used to cover the costs of Senate resolutions and public laws 
that authorize the expenditures from the contingent fund of the 
Senate that do not have specific appropriations for such 
purpose. For example, Senate Resolution 280, agreed to October 
7, 1994, extended the Senate observer group from December 31, 
1994, to December 31, 1996. This resolution required a 
reprogramming from the resolution and reorganization reserve to 
the line item for the Senate observer group to fully fund the 
account for fiscal year 1995. Other examples include: payments 
made to displaced Committee staff members authorized by Senate 
Resolution 9, agreed to January 7, 1993, and paying for 
Senator-elect expenses.
    Reserve for contingencies.--This is a Committee on Rules 
and Administration line item which is used for items such as 
paying for gratuities for family members of deceased Senate 
employees,paying for damage to automobiles in the Senate 
parking lots, contractual, legal, and administrative services, 
and miscellaneous expenses.
    Employees compensation fund reimbursements (worker's 
compensation).--Reimbursements made to the U.S. Department of 
Labor for total benefits and other payments made on behalf of 
Senate employees from the employees compensation fund.
    Civil service retirement fund reemployed annuitants.--
Payments to the Office of Personnel Management's civil service 
retirement and disability fund for amounts equal to the annuity 
allocable to the period of actual employment of reemployed 
annuitants in accordance with Public Law 94-397, agreed to 
September 3, 1976, for individuals who served continuously as 
an officer or employee of the Senate prior to October 1, 1979 
(Public Law 95-391).
    Committee on Rules and Administration--calendars.--At the 
recommendation of the Committee on Rules and Administration, no 
funds are provided for the purchase of calendars.
    Jacobs K. Javits Fellowship Program.--Provides funding for 
the fellowship program established by Senate Resolution 75, 
agreed to March 3, 1993, and amended by Senate Resolution 105, 
agreed to April 19, 1993. The sum of $300,000 is authorized on 
a fiscal year basis through fiscal year 1998.
    John Heinz Fellowship Program.--Provides funding for the 
fellowship program established by Senate Resolution 356, agreed 
to October 7, 1992. The sum of $71,000 is authorized on a 
fiscal year basis through fiscal year 1997.
    Reception of foreign dignitaries.--The Committee on Foreign 
Relations is authorized to expend not to exceed $25,000 each 
fiscal year to receive foreign dignitaries under the authority 
of Senate Resolution 247, agreed to February 7, 1962, as 
amended.
    Foreign travel--members and employees.--Senate Resolution 
179, agreed to May 25, 1977, authorized the payment from the 
contingent fund of the Senate of transportation costs and 
travel expenses incurred by Members and employees of the Senate 
when engaged in authorized foreign travel.
    Federal employees compensation account (unemployment 
compensation).--This line item provides for expenses incurred 
for the Senate to reimburse the ``Federal employees 
compensation'' account, pursuant to Public Law 96-499, approved 
December 5, 1980, for unemployment compensation payments made 
to Senate employees.
    Conferences for the majority and minority.--The amount 
recommended provides for the expenses of the majority and 
minority conference committees. In addition, the Committee 
recommends an administrative provision, section 7, authorizing 
the chairmen of the conference committees to transfer salary 
funds into this into expenses, and vice versa.
    Policy committees for the majority and the minority--.This 
is a new item to provide for the expenses of the policy 
committees for the majority and minority. Formerly these 
expenses were carried within a lump sum appropriation for the 
salaries, agency contributions, and expenses of the policy 
committees. In addition, the Committee recommends an 
administrative provision, section 7, authorizing the chairmen 
of the policy committees to transfer expense funds to salaries, 
and vice versa.
    Postage.--Provides for postage allowances for the President 
of the Senate, Secretary of the Majority, Secretary of the 
Minority, and Senate Chaplain.
    Consultants--including agency contributions.--The authority 
providing for the appointment and payment of consultants to the 
majority and minority leaders and the legislative counsel, has 
been amended several times. The following summarizes the 
current authority and limitations as of February 9, 1995:
    Majority leader: Four consultants at not to exceed the 
daily rate for maximum standing committee rate. One of the 
consultants may be appointed at an annual rate of compensation 
not to exceed the maximum annual rate for a standing committee.
    Minority leader: Four consultants at not to exceed the 
daily rate for maximum standing committee rate. One of the 
consultants may be appointed at an annual rate of compensation 
not to exceed the maximum annual rate for a standing committee.
    Legislative counsel (subject to the approval of the 
President pro tempore): Two consultants at not to exceed the 
daily rate for maximum standing committee rate, as authorized 
by 2 U.S.C. 61h-6 16.
    Senate Arms Control Observer Group.--Provides funding for 
the Senate Arms Control Observer Group, under the authority of 
Senate Resolution 105, agreed to April 13, 1989, as amended. 
The Senate Arms Control Observer Group is authorized through 
December 31, 1996.
    Contribution costs.--Provides for the payment of agency 
contribution costs as authorized by Public Law 102-90, approved 
August 14, 1991, and Public Law 103-50, approved July 2, 1993, 
for employees of the Senate Employees Child Care Center.

        senators' official personnel and office expense account
Appropriations, 1995....................................    $206,542,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................     222,663,000
House allowance.........................................  Not considered

Committee recommendation

                                                             204,029,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation for fiscal year 
1996 of $204,029,000.
    This account funds salaries and benefits of Senators' 
staffs as well as the office expense allowance for Senators' 
offices. These funds were formerly carried under several 
accounts including: ``Administrative, clerical and legislative 
assistance to Senators;'' ``Agency contributions,'' under the 
heading ``Salaries, officers and employees;'' and ``Official 
office expense allowances.'' Those separate appropriations were 
merged into this single account in Public Law 100-137.
    The Senators' official personnel and office expense 
allowance [SOPOEA] is comprised of three components. Two of 
these are for salaries of personnel in Senators' offices. The 
allowance for administrative and clerical assistance is based 
on the population of States, beginning with States with a 
population of fewer than 5 million people to States with a 
population of 28 million or more. The tables below illustrate 
the allowances per population category and the States which 
fall into those categories.
    The second component of the salaries allowance is for 
legislative assistance to Senators, as authorized by Public Law 
95-94. This allowance provides funding for three positions in 
each Senator's office at an annual rate of $128,350, for a 
total of $385,050 per office, or $38,505,000 for all 100 
Senators.
    The third component of the SOPOEA is for office expenses. 
Each Senator's office is allocated an amount for office 
expenses, as displayed in the following table. In addition, an 
amount of $200,000 is provided to cover additional expenses 
that may be incurred in the event of the death or resignation 
of a Senator, and to provide for transitional expenses during 
election years.
    It should be noted that Public Law 103-283, the Legislative 
Branch Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 1995, increased the 
official office expense allowance for each Senator by $50,000. 
A proviso was included in the language that limits the use of 
the official office expense allowance for mass mailings at not 
to exceed $50,000.
    It should also be noted that the amounts provided for 
salaries and expenses in the SOPOEA are entirely fungible. That 
is to say, amounts provided for salaries may be used for 
expenses, and vice versa. In addition, Senators may transfer up 
to $100,000 of the funds allocated to their offices from the 
appropriation for ``Official Mail'' into the SOPOEA. Such 
transfers are displayed in the semiannual report of the 
Secretary of the Senate.
    The following tables illustrate the three components of the 
SOPOEA as currently authorized.

                             SENATORS' OFFICIAL PERSONNEL AND OFFICE EXPENSE ACCOUNT                            
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                                                  Administrative    Legislative      Official                   
                                                   and clerical      assistant    office expense    Fiscal year 
                      State                        assistance as   assistance as   allowance as     1996 total  
                                                   of October 1,   of October 1,   of October 1,     allowance  
                                                       1995            1995            1995                     
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Alabama.........................................      $1,087,597        $385,050        $116,300      $1,588,947
Alaska..........................................       1,087,597         385,050         221,600       1,694,247
Arizona.........................................       1,087,597         385,050         128,975       1,601,622
Arkansas........................................       1,087,597         385,050         118,250       1,590,897
California......................................       1,974,051         385,050         168,950       2,528,051
Colorado........................................       1,087,597         385,050         124,100       1,596,747
Connecticut.....................................       1,087,597         385,050         105,575       1,578,222
Delaware........................................       1,087,597         385,050          95,825       1,568,472
Florida.........................................       1,485,753         385,050         120,200       1,991,003
Georgia.........................................       1,220,315         385,050         116,300       1,721,665
Hawaii..........................................       1,087,597         385,050         245,000       1,717,647
Idaho...........................................       1,087,597         385,050         128,000       1,600,647
Illinois........................................       1,397,274         385,050         138,725       1,921,049
Indiana.........................................       1,131,836         385,050         116,300       1,633,186
Iowa............................................       1,087,597         385,050         119,225       1,591,872
Kansas..........................................       1,087,597         385,050         119,225       1,591,872
Kentucky........................................       1,087,597         385,050         115,325       1,587,972
Louisiana.......................................       1,087,597         385,050         120,200       1,592,847
Maine...........................................       1,087,597         385,050         110,450       1,583,097
Maryland........................................       1,131,836         385,050         100,700       1,617,586
Massachusetts...................................       1,176,076         385,050         114,350       1,675,476
Michigan........................................       1,308,794         385,050         124,100       1,817,944
Minnesota.......................................       1,087,597         385,050         120,200       1,592,847
Mississippi.....................................       1,087,597         385,050         118,250       1,590,897
Missouri........................................       1,131,836         385,050         121,175       1,638,061
Montana.........................................       1,087,597         385,050         128,000       1,600,647
Nebraska........................................       1,087,597         385,050         120,200       1,592,847
Nevada..........................................       1,087,597         385,050         129,950       1,602,597
New Hampshire...................................       1,087,597         385,050         106,550       1,579,197
New Jersey......................................       1,220,315         385,050         110,450       1,715,815
New Mexico......................................       1,087,597         385,050         125,075       1,597,722
New York........................................       1,691,015         385,050         145,550       2,221,615
North Carolina..................................       1,220,315         385,050         112,400       1,717,765
North Dakota....................................       1,087,597         385,050         119,225       1,591,872
Ohio............................................       1,397,274         385,050         129,950       1,912,274
Oklahoma........................................       1,087,597         385,050         123,125       1,595,772
Oregon..........................................       1,087,597         385,050         132,875       1,605,522
Pennsylvania....................................       1,441,513         385,050         128,975       1,955,538
Rhode Island....................................       1,087,597         385,050         104,600       1,577,247
South Carolina..................................       1,087,597         385,050         110,450       1,583,097
South Dakota....................................       1,087,597         385,050         120,200       1,592,847
Tennessee.......................................       1,131,836         385,050         116,300       1,633,186
Texas...........................................       1,691,015         385,050         149,450       2,225,515
Utah............................................       1,087,597         385,050         128,000       1,600,647
Vermont.........................................       1,087,597         385,050         105,575       1,578,222
Virginia........................................       1,176,076         385,050         106,550       1,667,676
Washington......................................       1,131,836         385,050         135,800       1,652,686
West Virginia...................................       1,087,597         385,050         105,575       1,578,222
Wisconsin.......................................       1,131,836         385,050         119,225       1,636,111
Wyoming.........................................       1,087,597         385,050         123,125       1,595,772
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
      Total.....................................     117,812,618      38,505,000      12,528,950     168,846,568
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    According to the most recent employment data compiled by 
the Secretary of the Senate, as of March 31, 1995, there were 
4,085 individuals employed in Senators' offices and covered by 
this appropriation. That level represents a decline of 50 from 
the level of September 30, 1992.
 U.S. Senate Senator's staff as of September 30, 1985-94 and March 31, 
                                  1995

        Year                                             Number of staff

1985.............................................................. 4,116
1986.............................................................. 3,835
1987.............................................................. 4,082
1988.............................................................. 4,036
1989.............................................................. 4,111
1990.............................................................. 4,035
1991.............................................................. 4,197
1992.............................................................. 4,135
1993.............................................................. 4,262
1994.............................................................. 4,142
1995.............................................................. 4,085

    In addition to providing funds for compensation of 
employees within Senators' offices, this appropriation also 
provides for agency contributions for those employees; that is, 
the Senate's share, as an employer, of the various employee 
benefit programs for which Senate employees are eligible. These 
payments are mandatory, and fluctuate according to the programs 
in which employees are enrolled, the level of compensation, and 
the degree of participation. Budget requests for this account 
prepared by the Financial Clerk must be based on both 
experience and evaluation of trends. The fiscal year 1996 
request for this account anticipates $50,836,000 in agency 
contribution costs.
    The amount recommended by the Committee for the SOPOEA is 
less than would be required to cover all obligations that could 
be incurred under the authorized allowances for all Senators. 
The Committee is able to recommend an appropriation of a lesser 
amount than potentially necessary because Senators' offices 
typically do not obligate funds up to the absolute ceiling of 
their respective allowances. In fact, a number of offices spend 
a good deal less than their total allowances. Evidence of this 
practice can be found in the semiannual report of the Secretary 
of the Senate. At the direction of this Committee in the fiscal 
year 1995 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, the 
Secretary's report now includes summary information on each 
Senator's authorized allowance, expenditures made, and the 
balance, if any.
    In the alternative, the Committee could recommend an 
appropriation to fully fund the sum total of all the authorized 
allowances. For the fiscal year 1996, that would mean an 
appropriation of $222,663,000, $18,634,000 more than 
recommended. To follow that course, however, particularly in 
this time of severe fiscal retrenchment, would drain resources 
from other Senate activities only to have those funds lapse in 
the SOPOEA account at the end of the year.

                  office of fair employment practices
Appropriations, 1995....................................        $889,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................         890,000
House allowance.........................................  Not considered

Committee recommendation

                                                                 778,000

    Section 303 of title III of the Civil Rights Act of 1991, 
(Public Law 102-166) established an Office of Senate Fair 
Employment Practices [OFEP]. The mission of this Office is to 
provide procedures to protect the rights of Senate employees 
with respect to their public employment to be free of 
discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, 
national origin, age, or disability. While the responsibilities 
of the Office will eventually be taken over by the Office of 
Compliance established by the Congressional Accountability Act, 
OFEP must continue to handle cases brought before July 23, 
1996.
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $778,000, as 
requested by the Director of the Office in testimony before the 
Committee on May 12, 1995. The amount recommended is a 
reduction of $111,000 below the amount provided for fiscal year 
1995.

                     settlements and awards reserve
Appropriations, 1995....................................      $1,000,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................       1,000,000
House allowance.........................................  Not considered

Committee recommendation

                                                               1,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,000,000, to 
remain available until expended. The amount provided is the 
same as the budget request and the amount provided for fiscal 
year 1995. In addition, the Committee recommends bill language 
providing that the funds made available for fiscal year 1995 
may remain available until expended.
    This account provides a contingency fund for the potential 
costs associated with the disposition of cases resolved through 
the process established by the Civil Rights Act of 1991 (Public 
Law 102-166).

                      stationery (revolving fund)
Appropriations, 1995....................................         $13,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................          13,000
House allowance.........................................  Not considered

Committee recommendation

                                                                  13,000

    The Committee recommends the request of $13,000 for 
stationery and office supplies for the President of the Senate, 
conference committees of the Senate, the Chaplain, and the 
Senate Chamber. The sum recommended is the same as the amount 
enacted for fiscal year 1995.
    The funds are allocated as follows:


Stationery (revolving fund) allocation--fiscal year 1996

President of the Senate...........................................$4,500
Chaplain..........................................................   700
Senate Chamber.................................................... 7,200
Conference of the majority and conference of the minority.........   600
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                        ________________________________________________
      Total.......................................................13,000
                       senate official mail costs
Appropriations, 1995....................................     $11,000,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................      36,300,000
House allowance.........................................  Not considered

Committee recommendation

                                                              11,000,000

    The Committee recommendation provides $11,000,000 for the 
official mail costs of the Senate. The amount provided is the 
same as the appropriation for fiscal year 1995 and is a 
reduction of $25,300,000 from the request.

                               rescission

    The Committee recommends the rescission of $63,544,724.12 
from funds previously appropriated for the Senate. Section 7 of 
the Fiscal Year 1995 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act 
(Public Law 103-283) withheld from obligation, effective July 
22, 1994, $65,000,000 of funds appropriated in previous acts on 
a no-year basis. Since that time, payments in the amount of 
$1,455,275.88 have been made to honor obligations incurred 
prior to July 22, 1994, but not presented for payment until 
after that date. The recommendation rescinds the balance of 
funds withheld from obligation pursuant to section 7.
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
Appropriations, 1995....................................    $728,601,600
Budget estimate, 1996...................................     796,995,000
House allowance.........................................     671,561,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             671,561,000

    The Committee recommends a total appropriation of 
$671,561,000 for the House of Representatives. In keeping with 
the longstanding tradition of comity between the Houses on 
matters pertaining solely to one House, the Committee concurs 
with the House allowance.

                              JOINT ITEMS

                        joint economic committee
Appropriations, 1995....................................      $4,090,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................       4,265,000
House allowance.........................................       3,000,000

Committee recommendation

                                                               3,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,000,000 for 
the Joint Economic Committee. This is a reduction of $1,090,000 
from the amount appropriated for fiscal year 1995 and 
$1,265,000 from the request. The recommended amount represents 
a 27-percent decrease from fiscal year 1995 levels.

                      joint committee on printing
Appropriations, 1995....................................      $1,370,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................       1,414,000
House allowance.........................................         750,000

Committee recommendation

                                                               1,164,000

    The Committee recommends the appropriation of $1,164,000 
for the Joint Committee on Printing. The reduction from the 
amount appropriated for fiscal year 1995 is commensurate with 
reductions applied to funding for the standing, special, and 
select committees of the Senate.
    The Committee does not agree with the proposal of the House 
to abolish the Joint Committee and divide its responsibilities 
between the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration and 
its counterpart committee in the House. The functions and 
services of the Government Printing Office are a shared 
resource, and the Committee believes that a Joint Committee is 
the preferable means to administer that resource.

                      joint committee on taxation
Appropriations, 1995....................................      $6,019,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................       6,460,000
House allowance.........................................       6,019,000

Committee recommendation

                                                               5,116,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $5,116,000 for 
salaries and expenses of the Joint Committee on Taxation. 
Again, the recommended reduction from amounts provided for 
fiscal year 1995 is commensurate with that applied to standing, 
special, and select committees of the Senate.

                   Office of the Attending Physician
Appropriations, 1995....................................      $1,335,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................       1,260,000
House allowance.........................................       1,260,000

Committee recommendation

                                                               1,260,000

    The Committee recommends the appropriation of $1,260,000 
for the Office of the Attending Physician. The amount is 
$75,000 below the appropriation for fiscal year 1995, and is 
the same as the House allowance and the budget estimate. The 
Office was first established by House Resolution 253, adopted 
December 5, 1928.

                          Capitol Police Board

                             capitol police
                                                             Recommended

Salaries................................................     $69,825,000
Expenses................................................       2,190,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________

      Total, Capitol Police Board

                                                              72,015,000

    The Committee continues funding the operations of the 
entire U.S. Capitol Police Force within joint items under the 
heading ``Capitol Police Board.''

                             Capitol Police

                                salaries
Appropriations, 1995....................................     $69,382,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................      72,024,000
House allowance.........................................      70,132,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              69,825,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $69,825,000 
for the salaries of the U.S. Capitol Police, a reduction of 
$307,000 from the House allowance. The reduction is the amount 
associated with the House proposal to transfer certain 
positions relative to Capitol security from the Architect of 
the Capitol to the Capitol Police. The Committee does not agree 
with the proposal and recommends adjusting the funding level 
accordingly.
    The amount provided covers salaries, benefits, and overtime 
costs. Capitol Police personnel are also eligible for hazardous 
duty pay, a clothing allowance, and comparability pay similar 
to locality pay adjustments granted other Federal law 
enforcement personnel in the Washington, DC, area. Capitol 
Police personnel on the Senate detail are the only Senate 
employees eligible for such comparability pay.

                            general expenses
Appropriations, 1995....................................      $2,000,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................       2,190,000
House allowance.........................................       2,560,000

Committee recommendation

                                                               2,190,000

    The Committee recommends $2,190,000 for general expenses of 
the Capitol Police, the same as the request. The Committee does 
not agree with the House proposal to transfer certain Capitol 
security functions from the Architect of the Capitol to the 
Capitol Police, and reserves judgment at this time on the House 
proposal to transfer pesonnel and payroll operations to the 
National Finance Center.
    These expenses include office supplies and equipment, 
laundry and drycleaning, communications, motor vehicles, 
uniforms and equipment, investigations, training, and 
miscellaneous items. The increase over fiscal year 1995 will 
provide for contractual services to implement the biennial 
promotional process.
    Funds continue to be provided within the budget of the 
Senate Sergeant at Arms for the maintenance of Capitol Police 
radios.

               Capitol Guide and Special Services Office
Appropriations, 1995....................................      $1,991,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................       2,093,000
House allowance.........................................       1,991,000

Committee recommendation

                                                               1,991,000

    The Committee concurs with the House recommendation to 
combine the Capitol Guide Service and the Special Services 
Office, under the auspices of the Capitol Guide Board. The 
Board is composed of the Sergeants at Arms of the House and 
Senate, and the Architect of the Capitol.
    The amount recommended is the same as the House allowance 
and the amounts appropriated to the two separate offices for 
fiscal year 1995. The amount of the budget estimate shown in 
the table above is the combined fiscal year 1996 estimate for 
the two offices.
    The Committee reminds the Capitol Guide Board of its 
expectation that the Board will participate actively in the 
review of information and educational programs provided in the 
Capitol which is being conducted by the Secretary of the Senate 
in response to language in Public Law 103-283. The aim of this 
review is to find ways to improve the content of such programs 
with reference especially to the history and constitutional 
functions of the Congress.

                      Statements of Appropriations
Appropriations, 1995....................................................
Budget estimate, 1996...................................................
House allowance.........................................         $30,000

Committee recommendation

                                                                  30,000

    The Committee concurs with the House and recommends $30,000 
for the preparation of detailed statements of appropriations as 
required by law. This account is used as payment for the 
preparation of the volumes, ``Statements on Appropriations,'' 
for the first session of the 104th Congress. These volumes show 
annual appropriations made, indefinite appropriations, and 
contracts authorized, along with a chronological history of 
regular appropriations bills. The volumes are compiled jointly 
by the Senate and House Committees on Appropriations pursuant 
to a directive in the Legislative Appropriations Act of June 7, 
1924.
    Funding for this activity has been drawn from other sources 
in recent years. The Committee concurs with the House in 
reviving a specific account for this purpose so the cost is 
more readily identifiable.

                          Office of Compliance
Appropriations, 1995....................................................
Budget estimate, 1996...................................................
House allowance.........................................................

Committee recommendation

                                                              $2,500,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $2,500,000 for 
the salaries and expenses of the Office of Compliance, as 
authorized by section 305 of Public Law 104-1, the 
Congressional Accountability Act of 1995. The recommendation is 
based on testimony presented to the Committee on May 12, 1995, 
by the Director of the Senate Office of Fair Employment 
Practices and the Senate Legal Counsel.
    It is anticipated that the Office of Compliance will be 
housed in available space within the legislative branch, and 
funds for rental payments should not be necessary. In addition, 
the Committee understands that necessary equipment will be 
acquired in fiscal year 1995.
    The Committee expects the Office to provide regular reports 
on the present and potential costs to the Senate and the 
Congress as a whole from the implementation of the 
Congressional Accountability Act. In this time of severe fiscal 
restraint, the Committee must have sufficient information to 
plan for potential funding increases and assess their impacts 
on other ongoing activities.
    The House provided $858,000 for an Office of Compliance 
within the general appropriation for the House of 
Representatives. In keeping with the custom of comity between 
the two Houses, the Committee makes no recommendation on that 
House item. The Committee believes, however, that funding for 
the Office of Compliance is more appropriate as a joint item, 
and has recommended full funding in that category.

                    OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT

                         Salaries and Expenses
Appropriations, 1995....................................     $21,970,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................      23,195,000
House allowance.........................................................

Committee recommendation

                                                               3,615,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,615,000 for 
the Office of Technology Assessment. In addition, the Committee 
recommends that $2,500,000 from funds appropriated for the 
Office in Public Law 103-283 remain available until September 
30, 1996. The amount provided is for salaries and expenses 
necessary for the orderly closing of the Office.
    The House Appropriations Committee also recommended 
termination of OTA, but provided no funding for termination 
costs. During consideration of the bill by the House of 
Representatives, an amendment was adopted transferring the 
functions of the Office of Technology Assessment to the 
Congressional Research Service. The Committee disagrees with 
this proposal. The purposes, procedures, methodologies, 
management, and governance of the CRS and the OTA are quite 
different, and the Committee believes the merger of the two 
would substantially harm the Congressional Research Service.
    The amount recommended will allow for the orderly 
completion and distribution of approximately 30 reports which 
are currently in their final stages. A maximum of 17 employees 
is provided for closing the Office. From within the amount 
appropriated for fiscal year 1996, $150,000 is recommended to 
remain available until September 30, 1997, to provide for 
unemployment claims that may arise. Administrative language 
which reflects and extensively quotes the language and content 
of Senate Resolution 9 of the 103d Congress, providing for the 
payment of severance pay for certain employees of the Senate, 
is recommended to provide severance pay for terminated 
employees of the Office.
    The Committee has recommended a provision directing that 
computer and other office equipment, the OTA library, and other 
physical assets that the Librarian of Congress identifies as 
useful to the Library's work be transferred to the Library of 
Congress. The Committee is particularly interested in these 
assets being made available to the Congressional Research 
Service. The Office of Technology Assessment has a fine 
collection of research materials that is specifically designed 
to support science and technology policy analysis. In addition, 
the standard and specialized work stations currently in place 
at OTA have the hardware and software capabilities that would 
further enhance the efficiency and quality of CRS work.

                      CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE

                         Salaries and Expenses
Appropriations, 1995....................................     $23,188,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................      25,788,000
House allowance.........................................      24,288,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              25,788,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $25,788,000 
for the Congressional Budget Office. The amount is $1,500,000 
above the House allowance and $2,600,000 above the amount 
provided for fiscal year 1995, and is the same as the budget 
estimate. The Committee also recommends increasing the staff 
ceiling to 244 full-time equivalent positions.
    The increase over the House allowance provides the full 
funding requirement and the 25 full-time equivalent positions 
needed to carry out the new duties assigned to CBO by the 
Unfunded Mandates Reform Act of 1995 (Public Law 104-4). The 
House has proposed providing $1,100,000 above fiscal year 1995 
for this purpose, but no new positions. The Committee believes 
that CBO should be given the staff and funding needed to 
perform the estimates mandated by the law. Failure to do so 
would create an unfunded mandate within the Congress itself, 
and would further strain CBO's ability to perform its primary 
mission of budget analysis as the Congress moves toward a 
balanced Federal budget.
    The Committee concurs with the House in recommending an 
administrative provision, requested in the budget, providing 
the Director of CBO with the authority to exclude from 
retirement coverage certain temporary employees.

                        ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL

    The Committee has recommended a funding level of 
$159,008,000 for all appropriations under the Architect of the 
Capitol, including joint, Senate, and House appropriations 
included in title I, and the Library buildings and grounds, 
structural and mechanical care, and the Botanic Garden 
appropriations included in title II of the bill. Overall, the 
Committee considered requests totaling $210,844,000.
    The Committee believes the budget presentation of the 
Architect leaves much to be desired in presenting a full 
accounting of the Architect's activities. Specifically, 
substantial amounts are presented in the category ``items under 
which no changes occur'' with no narrative description. The 
Committee directs the Architect, in the preparation of the 
fiscal year 1997 budget request, to fully describe each such 
item, including, but not limited to: (1) when funds were first 
appropriated; (2) total estimated project cost; (3) total 
expended to date; (4) estimated completion date; and (5) 
project purpose.
    The Committee also is concerned about unobligated balances 
within the Architect's accounts and further directs the 
Architect to include in his budget presentation documents a 
full accounting of all unobligated balances for any projects, 
and to provide the Committee with monthly updates on the status 
of those balances. The Committee further suggests that the 
Architect discontinue requesting funds on a no-year basis. 
Rather, long-term projects should be funded with multiyear 
appropriations with a definite period of availability.
    The following table shows the request and the Committee 
recommendation:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                        Fiscal year----                 
                      --------------------------------------------------
    Appropriation            1995                              1996     
                        appropriation     1996 request    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salaries.............       $9,103,000       $9,823,000       $8,876,000
Contingent expenses..          100,000          100,000          100,000
Capitol buildings....       22,797,000       28,085,000       23,132,000
Capitol Grounds......        5,270,000        6,084,000        5,143,000
Senate office                                                           
 buildings...........       47,619,000       52,537,000       41,757,000
House office                                                            
 buildings...........       41,364,000       46,054,000       33,001,000
Capitol Power Plant..       33,437,000       37,862,000       31,518,000
                      --------------------------------------------------
      Total, title I.      159,690,000      180,545,000      143,527,000
                      ==================================================
Botanic Garden.......        3,230,000       10,370,000        3,053,000
Library buildings and                                                   
 grounds, structural                                                    
 and mechanical care.       12,483,000       19,929,000       12,428,000
                      --------------------------------------------------
      Total, title II       15,713,000       30,229,000       15,481,000
                      --------------------------------------------------
      Total..........      175,403,000      210,844,000      159,008,000
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                   Office of the Architect--Salaries
Appropriations, 1995....................................      $9,103,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................       9,823,000
House allowance.........................................       8,569,000

Committee recommendation

                                                               8,876,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $8,876,000 for 
the Office of the Architect of the Capitol--Salaries.
    The Committee has stricken House language transferring 
certain Capitol security functions from the Architect to the 
Capitol Police and has adjusted funding levels accordingly. 
While the House proposal may have merit, the Committee has 
received no testimony or other information on the reasons for 
the proposed transfer or its effects. The Committee believes it 
more prudent to await the ongoing overall review of the 
Architect's office before proceeding with this proposal.
    The Committee has recommended the authority for travel, 
with a $20,000 limitation.

              Office of the Architect--Contingent Expenses
Appropriations, 1995....................................        $100,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................         100,000
House allowance.........................................         100,000

Committee recommendation

                                                                 100,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $100,000 for 
contingent expenses of the Architect. This is the same as the 
budget request and the House allowance.
    The recommended amount will enable the Architect to make 
surveys and studies and meet unforeseen expenses in connection 
with activities under the care of the Architect. The Committee 
again directs the Architect to apprise the Committee before 
obligations are made from this account for any project or 
activity in or concerning the Senate wing of the Capitol, the 
Senate office buildings or any other space occupied by Senate 
entities, or the Capitol Grounds on the Senate side.
                     Capitol Buildings and Grounds

                           capitol buildings
Appropriations, 1995....................................     $22,797,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................      28,085,000
House allowance.........................................      22,832,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              23,132,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $23,132,000 
for the operation and maintenance of the Capitol Building and 
the electrical substations of the House and Senate office 
buildings. The amount recommended is $335,000 above the amount 
provided for fiscal year 1995 and represents a reduction of 
$4,953,000 from the request. The amount recommended above the 
House allowance provides funding for Senate items not addressed 
by the House and restores funding for Capitol security.
    The Committee recommends language to continue the 
operations of the flag office on a reimbursable basis.
    The Committee is concerned about the poor condition of the 
pavers on the terraces along the west front of the Capitol. The 
terraces were recently renovated at considerable cost to the 
taxpayer, and have significantly deteriorated through warping, 
breakage, and other damage, creating an irregular surface that 
is hazardous for Capitol visitors. The Committee directs the 
Architect to provide a report by September 1, 1995, fully 
discussing the causes of the problem, proposed remedies, and 
potential costs, and what recourse may be sought from the 
original contractor.
    The Committee directs that no new Senate projects or 
activities other than those listed below be undertaken with 
funds provided in this or previous appropriations acts without 
the prior written approval of the Committee, and that the 
Committee be notified in writing in advance of any new Senate 
projects or activities to be undertaken with the funds provided 
for annual maintenance, repairs, alterations, or miscellaneous 
improvements.
    The following table displays the request and the Committee 
recommendation.

                      REQUEST VERSUS RECOMMENDATION                     
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                             Committee  
                  Item                        Request     recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Personnel compensation and benefits.....     $13,842,000     $12,938,000
Travel, rent, and communications........       1,032,600         851,600
Annual maintenance, repairs, and                                        
 alterations............................       6,612,500       5,329,500
Supplies, materials, and equipment......         662,900         662,900
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal..........................      22,150,000      19,782,000
                                         ===============================
1996 budget projects:                                                   
    Cyclical maintenance:                                               
        Ongoing projects:                                               
            Upgrade Capitol complex x-                                  
             ray machines...............         200,000         200,000
            Plumbing renovations,                                       
             Capitol Building...........         600,000         400,000
            Elevator/escalator                                          
             modernization program......         600,000         400,000
        New requests:                                                   
            Conservation of wall                                        
             paintings..................         160,000         100,000
            Design to improve air-                                      
             conditioning, east front...          90,000  ..............
            Repair/replace door locks,                                  
             Senate wing................         300,000  ..............
            Design, House Chamber audio                                 
             system.....................          70,000  ..............
            Electrical renovations,                                     
             Senate kitchen.............         100,000  ..............
            Replace Minton tile.........         200,000         200,000
            Replace roof, Senate wing,                                  
             east front.................         500,000         250,000
                                         -------------------------------
              Subtotal, cyclical                                        
               maintenance..............       2,820,000       1,550,000
                                         ===============================
    Continuing and initiating other                                     
     programs:                                                          
        Ongoing projects:                                               
            ADA improvements............         300,000         300,000
            Replace/repair underground                                  
             storage tanks..............         200,000         200,000
        New requests:                                                   
            Renovate locker space,                                      
             Capitol Police, Capitol                                    
             Building...................          53,000  ..............
            Renovate locker space,                                      
             Capitol Police, off-site                                   
             delivery center............         100,000  ..............
            Capitol complex fire systems                                
             master plan................         330,000  ..............
            CAD data base development...          50,000  ..............
            Telecommunications network                                  
             management.................         250,000         100,000
            Implementation of AOCNET....         500,000         400,000
            Lightning protection,                                       
             Capitol Building...........         155,000  ..............
            Legislative branch warehouse                                
             operations and maintenance,                                
             Fort Meade.................         400,000         400,000
            Installation of smoke                                       
             detectors and fire alarms..         777,000         400,000
                                         -------------------------------
              Subtotal, continuing and                                  
               initiating other programs       3,115,000       1,800,000
                                         -------------------------------
              Total, Capitol buildings..      28,085,000      23,132,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                            capitol grounds
Appropriations, 1995....................................      $5,270,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................       6,084,000
House allowance.........................................       5,143,000

Committee recommendation

                                                               5,143,000

    The Committee concurs with the House in recommending an 
appropriation of $5,143,000 for Capitol Grounds for the care 
and improvements of the grounds surrounding the Capitol, the 
Senate and House office buildings, and the Capitol Power Plant. 
This is $941,000 less than the request, and $127,000 below the 
enacted level.
    The Committee directs the Architect to develop alternative 
proposals for the replacement of concrete sewer pipe barriers 
on the Capitol Grounds. These barriers, initially installed as 
temporary measures during Operation Desert Storm, have been in 
place now for more than 4 years. Unsightly from the beginning, 
they have deteriorated over the years and remain a blight on 
the otherwise splendid Capitol landscape, despite the 
Architect's best efforts to disguise this eyesore with 
decorative plantings.
    More decorative concrete pots have been placed at Capitol 
drive entrances, and the Committee believes that similar pots 
would be a more suitable replacement for the concrete pipe 
barriers. The Committee understands that replacement will not 
be inexpensive, but believes that if such security barriers are 
to be a long-term addition to the Capitol landscape, they 
should be more in keeping with their magnificent surroundings.
    Accordingly, the Committee directs the Architect to develop 
proposals, with cost estimates, and present them to the 
Committee by October 1, 1995. The Committee will entertain 
reprogrammings, if necessary, to cover increased costs.
    The Committee directs that no new Senate projects or 
activities other than those listed below be undertaken with 
funds provided in this or previous appropriations acts without 
the prior written approval of the Committee, and that the 
Committee be notified in writing in advance of any new Senate 
projects or activities to be undertaken with the funds provided 
for annual maintenance, repairs, alterations, or miscellaneous 
improvements.
    The following table displays the request and the Committee 
recommendation.

                      REQUEST VERSUS RECOMMENDATION                     
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                             Committee  
                  Item                        Request     recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Personnel compensation and benefits.....      $3,830,000      $3,457,000
Annual maintenance, repairs, and                                        
 alterations............................       1,175,000       1,099,000
Supplies, materials, and equipment......         137,000         137,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal..........................       5,142,000       4,693,000
                                         ===============================
1996 budget projects:                                                   
    Cyclical maintenance:                                               
        Ongoing projects:                                               
            Replace bituminous paving,                                  
             various locations..........         175,000         175,000
            Replace sidewalks, various                                  
             locations..................         250,000         250,000
        New requests:                                                   
            Replace dump truck..........          55,000  ..............
            Renovate exterior lighting,                                 
             Taft Memorial..............          50,000  ..............
            Repairs to Delaware Avenue,                                 
             SW.........................         312,000  ..............
                                         -------------------------------
              Subtotal, cyclical                                        
               maintenance..............         842,000         425,000
                                         ===============================
Continuing and initiating other                                         
 programs:                                                              
    Ongoing projects--ADA improvements..          25,000          25,000
    Recycling program--Composting pilot.          75,000  ..............
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, continuing and                                          
       initiating other programs........         100,000          25,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Total, Capitol Grounds............       6,084,000       5,143,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                        senate office buildings
Appropriations, 1995....................................     $47,619,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................      52,537,000
House allowance.........................................  Not considered

Committee recommendation

                                                              41,757,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $41,757,000 
for maintenance of the Senate office buildings. The recommended 
amount is $5,862,000 below the amount provided for fiscal year 
1995 and $10,780,000 below the request. Since this item 
pertains solely to the Senate, it was not considered by the 
House.
    The Committee directs that no new Senate projects or 
activities other than those listed below be undertaken with 
funds provided in this or previous appropriations acts without 
the prior written approval of the Committee, and that the 
Committee be notified in writing in advance of any new Senate 
projects or activities to be undertaken with the funds provided 
for annual maintenance, repairs, alterations, or miscellaneous 
improvements.
    The following table displays the request and the Committee 
recommendation.

                      REQUEST VERSUS RECOMMENDATION                     
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                             Committee  
                  Item                        Request     recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Personnel compensation and benefits.....     $27,005,000     $24,068,000
Annual rent, maintenance, repairs, and                                  
 alterations............................      10,326,000       9,742,000
Supplies, materials, and equipment......       3,063,000       3,063,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal..........................      40,394,000      36,873,000
                                         ===============================
1996 budget projects:                                                   
    Cyclical maintenance:                                               
        Ongoing projects:                                               
            Replace air-conditioning                                    
             units, Dirksen Senate                                      
             Office Building............         650,000         650,000
            Replace air-conditioning                                    
             units, Russell Senate                                      
             Office Building............         600,000         600,000
            Electrical/                                                 
             telecommunications                                         
             modernization, Russell                                     
             Senate Office Building.....       2,000,000       1,000,000
            Renovate committee hearing                                  
             rooms......................       1,284,000         600,000
            Plumbing renovations,                                       
             Russell Senate Office                                      
             Building...................         550,000         400,000
            Roof repairs, Russell Senate                                
             Office Building/Dirksen                                    
             Senate Office Building.....         400,000         400,000
        New requests:                                                   
            Install storm windows,                                      
             Capitol Police headquarters         150,000  ..............
            Roof repairs, Capitol Police                                
             headquarters...............          75,000  ..............
            Modernize freight elevators,                                
             Russell Senate Office                                      
             Building...................         350,000  ..............
            Modernize Hart Senate Office                                
             Building elevators.........       1,200,000  ..............
                                         -------------------------------
              Subtotal, cyclical                                        
               maintenance..............       7,259,000       3,650,000
                                         ===============================
    Continuing and initiating other                                     
     programs:                                                          
        Ongoing projects:                                               
            ADA improvements............         300,000         300,000
            Lightning protection                                        
             systems, Senate office                                     
             buildings..................         100,000         100,000
            Replace steam condensate                                    
             vacuum pumps, Dirksen                                      
             Senate Office Building.....          34,000          34,000
        New requests:                                                   
            Construct Hart Senate Office                                
             Building stair/escalator...       2,000,000  ..............
            Install fire sprinkler                                      
             system, Dirksen Senate                                     
             Office Building............       1,200,000         600,000
            Security improvements,                                      
             Senate telecommunications..         500,000  ..............
            Renovate toilet rooms, ADA,                                 
             Hart Senate Office Building         650,000         200,000
                                         -------------------------------
              Subtotal, continuing and                                  
               initiating other programs       4,784,000       1,234,000
                                         -------------------------------
              Total, Senate office                                      
               buildings................      52,437,000      41,757,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                         house office buildings
Appropriations, 1995....................................     $41,364,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................      46,054,000
House allowance.........................................      33,001,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              33,001,000

    The Committee recommends funds for maintenance of House 
office buildings at the level proposed by the House. As this 
item pertains solely to the House, the Committee concurs in the 
House allowance.

                          capitol power plant
Appropriations, 1995....................................     $36,637,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................      41,062,000
House allowance.........................................      36,578,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              35,518,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $35,518,000, 
which is $1,119,000 below the amount provided for fiscal year 
1995, $5,544,000 below the request, and $1,060,000 below the 
House allowance.
    More than three-quarters of the recommended amount is for 
the purchase of electricity from the local private utility, 
payment to the government of the District of Columbia for the 
provision of water and sewer services, and the procurement of 
boiler fuel, as displayed in the following table.


Fiscal year 1996 estimated utility costs
Purchase of electricity.................................     $22,340,000
Purchase of natural gas.................................         640,000
Purchase of steam.......................................         260,000
Purchase of chilled water...............................         242,000
Purchase of coal........................................       3,218,000
Purchase of oil.........................................         500,000
Water and sewer payments................................       2,485,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________

      Total

                                                              29,685,000

    The balance of this appropriation supports a work force who 
operate and maintain the Power Plant. The Power Plant provides 
heat, light, power, and air-conditioning for the Capitol, 
Senate and House office buildings, and the Library of Congress 
buildings; heat, light, and power for the Botanic Garden and 
the Senate and House Garages; light for the Capitol Grounds' 
street, park, and floodlighting system; steam heat for the 
Government Printing Office and Washington City Post Office; and 
steam heat and air-conditioning for the Union Station complex, 
Folger Shakespeare Library, the Thurgood Marshall Federal 
Judiciary Building, and the U.S. Supreme Court Building on a 
reimbursable basis.
    With regard to the reimbursements, the Committee concurs 
with the House in recommending that reimbursements be 
predicated on full cost recovery, and has increased the amount 
to $4,000,000.
    The following table displays the request and the Committee 
recommendation.

                      REQUEST VERSUS RECOMMENDATION                     
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Committee   
                 Item                       Request       recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Personnel compensation and benefits...      $5,428,000       $4,902,000 
Utilities and communications..........      26,816,100       25,364,100 
Annual maintenance and supplies.......       5,301,900        5,251,900 
                                       ---------------------------------
      Subtotal........................      37,546,000       35,518,000 
                                       =================================
1996 budget projects:                                                   
    Cyclical maintenance:                                               
        Repair tunnel:                                                  
            South Capitol Street......       1,016,000   ...............
            Constitution Avenue.......       2,500,000   ...............
                                       ---------------------------------
              Subtotal, cyclical                                        
               maintenance............       3,516,000   ...............
                                       ---------------------------------
Less: Estimated reimbursements........      (3,200,000)      (4,000,000)
                                       ---------------------------------
      Total, Capitol Power Plant......      37,862,000       31,518,000 
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                          LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

                     Congressional Research Service

                         salaries and expenses
Appropriations, 1995....................................     $60,084,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................      65,913,000
House allowance.........................................      75,083,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              60,084,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $60,084,000 
for the Congressional Research Service. The amount recommended 
is identical to the fiscal year 1995 amount, $5,829,000 below 
the request, and $14,999,000 below the House allowance.
    The Committee recommends amending section 207 and 208 to 
allow the Congressional Research Service to complete its 
ongoing parliamentary assistance program with Egypt, and avoid 
an abrupt cessation of that effort, for which CRS is fully 
reimbursed by the Agency for International Development.

                       GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

                   Congressional Printing and Binding
Appropriations, 1995....................................     $89,724,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................      91,624,000
House allowance.........................................      88,281,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              85,500,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $85,500,000, 
which is $6,124,000 below the request, and $2,781,000 below the 
enacted level.
    The Committee does not agree with language in the House 
report (House Rept. 104-141) directing that Government Printing 
Office employees detailed to Congress be on a reimbursable 
basis. The Committee understands that this directive was 
prompted by action of the House of Representatives taken at the 
beginning of the 104th Congress relative to employees of 
agencies detailed to the House. The Senate has taken no 
comparable action, and the Committee believes its counterpart 
committee in the House should not attempt to unilaterally 
extend House practices into internal Senate operations. 
Therefore, the Committee finds the House language on this 
subject to be applicable only to the House, and that GPO 
detailees to the Senate shall continue on a nonreimbursable 
basis.
    The Committee also disagrees with directives in the House 
report relative to constituent copies and bylaw distribution of 
the Congressional Record; the distribution of copies of bills, 
reports, and other documents to noncongressional recipients; 
the Statutes at Large; paper copies of hearings; special 
binding of congressional documents; and the production and 
distribution of the bound Congressional Record and the bound 
serial set. These directives should not be taken by GPO as 
applicable to any service or product currently provided to or 
requested by the Senate. The Committee would have no objection, 
however, if the Government Printing Office follows the 
directives of the House report as they pertain to products and 
services provided the House.
    The Committee agrees with the objective of the House to 
provide public documents to the citizens of the Nation in a 
timely, efficient, economical, and accessible manner, but hopes 
to proceed toward that objective in accordance with a 
comprehensive, coordinated plan. The Committee has included 
language later in this report, under the Superintendent of 
Documents, to initiate the preparation of such a plan.
    The following table compares the component categories 
within this account for fiscal years 1995-96. The Committee has 
not recommended separate amounts for each activity in order to 
give the GPO the flexibility needed to meet changing 
requirements.

                   CONGRESSIONAL PRINTING AND BINDING                   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                          Appropriations                    Recommended 
                               1995       Requested 1996       1996     
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Congressional Record                                                    
 program................     $21,899,000     $22,260,000                
Other electronic                                                        
 products...............         700,000         735,000                
Miscellaneous                                                           
 publications...........       8,550,000       7,722,000                
Miscellaneous printing                                                  
 and binding............      15,244,000      16,195,000                
Details to Congress.....       3,472,000       3,780,000                
Document envelopes and                                                  
 document franks........       1,344,000       1,462,000                
Business and committee                                                  
 calendars..............       1,536,000       2,108,000                
Bills, resolutions, and                                                 
 amendments.............      11,700,000      12,118,000                
Committee reports.......       4,230,000       4,998,000                
Documents...............       1,504,000       1,600,000                
Hearings................      17,010,000      16,678,000                
Committee prints........       2,535,000       1,968,000                
                         -----------------------------------------------
      Total.............      89,724,000      91,624,000     $85,500,000
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                        TITLE II--OTHER AGENCIES

                             BOTANIC GARDEN

                         Salaries and Expenses

                     (including transfer of funds)
Appropriations, 1995....................................      $3,230,000
    (By transfer).......................................     (7,000,000)
Budget estimate, 1996...................................      10,370,000
House allowance.........................................      10,053,000

Committee recommendation

                                                               3,053,000

    The Committee concurs with the House in recommending 
$3,053,000 for salaries and expenses of the Botanic Garden. The 
Committee does not agree with the House recommendation to 
provide $7,000,000 for the conservatory renovation, nor with 
the House language to transfer the Botanic Garden to the 
Department of Agriculture.
    This appropriation supports a regular work force to provide 
for the care and upkeep of the Botanic Garden and grounds. The 
purpose of the Botanic Garden is to collect, cultivate, and 
grow the various flora of the United States and other countries 
for exhibition and display to the public and for study material 
for students, scientists, and garden clubs.
    The following table displays the request and the Committee 
recommendation.

                      REQUEST VERSUS RECOMMENDATION                     
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                             Committee  
                  Item                        Request     recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Personnel compensation and benefits.....      $2,932,000      $2,687,000
Travel, transportation, and rent........           9,000           9,000
Annual maintenance, repairs, and                                        
 alterations............................         153,000         131,000
Supplies, materials, equipment, and land         276,000         226,000
1996 budget projects: Cyclical                                          
 maintenance: Renovation of the                                         
 conservatory...........................       7,000,000  ..............
                                         -------------------------------
      Total, Botanic Garden.............      10,370,000       3,053,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                          LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

                (Except Congressional Research Service)

                         Salaries and Expenses
Appropriations, 1995:
    Salaries and expenses...............................    $210,164,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................       7,869,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................     202,295,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Budget estimate, 1996:
    Salaries and expenses...............................     231,580,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................       7,869,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................     223,711,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
House allowance:
    Salaries and expenses...............................     193,911,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................       7,869,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................     186,042,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Committee recommendation:
    Salaries and expenses...............................     213,164,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................       7,869,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................     205,295,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $213,164,000 
for salaries and expenses of the Library of Congress. The 
amount recommended is $3,000,000 over the amount provided for 
fiscal year 1995, $18,416,000 below the request, and 
$19,253,000 above the House allowance.
    The Committee recommendation includes funding for the 
American Folklife Center at the same level as provided in 
fiscal year 1995. The Center was created within the Library in 
1976 by passage of Public Law 94-201, the American Folklife 
Preservation Act. Within the Center resides the archive of folk 
culture, the Nation's preeminent collection of folklife 
documentation, including 1,500,000 sound recordings, 
manuscripts, still photographs, motion pictures, and other 
materials documenting the grassroots cultural traditions of the 
American people.
    The Center's staff of 15 people manages collections, 
provides assistance to local and regional folklife efforts, and 
develops programs. Those programs, combined with presentations, 
research projects, publications, and exhibitions benefit 
hundreds of thousands of Americans annually and strengthen 
public education about America's cultural heritage. The 
Committee believes this vibrant element of the Library provides 
a benefit to the American people far greater than its 
relatively low cost, and strongly supports its activities.
    The House reduced the appropriation for this account in 
order to provide funding within the Congressional Research 
Service for the continuation of the activities of the Office of 
Technology Assessment. As described earlier in this report, the 
Committee does not agree with the House action in this regard. 
Rather, the Committee recommends holding the appropriation for 
the salaries and expenses of the Library of Congress at the 
fiscal year 1995 level, with the addition of $3,000,000, as 
requested, for the national digital library initiative.
    The Committee recommends amending section 207 of the bill 
to increase the obligation limitation on reimbursable and 
revolving fund activities to $99,412,000. The increase of 
$12,500,000 above the level provided in the House bill will 
allow participation of the Administrative Office of the U.S. 
Courts and the National Institutes of Health in the FEDLINK 
program. FEDLINK provides cost-effective procurement of books, 
serials, and computer-based information retrieval services for 
1,300 Federal libraries and other information centers.
    The Committee recommends the deletion of a provision 
(section 209) relative to the obligation of gift and trust 
funds of the Library, believing that legislative language on 
this matter is unwarranted at this time. However, the Committee 
agrees with the House in seeking improved oversight over gift 
and trust fund obligations and the impact on Library of 
Congress programs. These funds are becoming significant 
supplements to core programs of the Library of Congress and are 
being used to fund, along with appropriated funds, projects 
such as the national digital library. To ensure closer 
oversight of gift and trust fund activities without diminishing 
the Library's ability to raise funds, the Committee requests 
the Librarian of Congress to include a new informational 
section in his annual budget submission document which 
represents a complete justification for the major gift and 
trust fund activities, similar to other program elements, 
including an estimate of resources and full-time equivalents 
necessary to accomplish the project. Furthermore, the Library 
is requested to notify the Appropriations Committees of any 
major new gift and trust fund activities not included in the 
annual budget justification or major changes to existing gift 
and trust fund programs. A major gift or trust fund activity is 
defined as any single account of $100,000 or more. A threshold 
of $100,000 for any single activity will exempt certain funds 
established for special purposes such as the purchase of a rare 
manuscript, sponsorship of an exhibit, or other instances where 
the traditional gift and trust fund accountability is suitable.
    The Committee recommends a provision, section 209, 
authorizing the Library of Congress to offer a retirement 
incentive to employees who retire during fiscal year 1996. Any 
such payment must be paid in accordance with the provisions of 
section 5597(d) of title 5 of the U.S. Code, and is similar to 
other incentive payments authorized in previous years to other 
agencies of the legislative and executive branches. The Library 
will be able to selectively use the incentive payments to 
reduce supervisory and management staff in a planned effort to 
reduce overhead and duplicative functions, and moderate the 
degree of potential service disruption that may flow from 
overall budget constraint.
    The Committee has recommended an administrative provision, 
section 210, requesting the Library of Congress to develop and 
maintain, in coordination with other appropriate legislative 
branch entities, a single legislative information retrieval 
system to serve the entire Congress. The purpose of this 
provision is to reduce the cost of information support for the 
Congress by eliminating duplication among systems which provide 
electronic access to legislative information. House Report No. 
103-517 directed the Library to conduct a study to identify and 
eliminate such redundancies in congressional information 
systems.
    Based upon preliminary analysis and discussions, the 
Committee sees opportunities to eliminate duplication and, 
therefore, directs the Library to complete the study, and 
develop a plan for the Library to create and maintain, in 
coordination with other appropriate legislative branch 
entities, a single legislative information retrieval system to 
serve the entire Congress.
    To the extent possible, the Library's system should be 
closely integrated with other legislative branch systems that 
provide access to information related to legislation. Such 
information includes, but is not limited to, information 
originating from other legislative branch support agencies and 
offices, publications of conference organizations, and 
information by or about Members.
    The officers of the Senate and House, as well as committees 
and subcommittees, and any other legislative entities 
responsible for the origination of legislative information, 
shall retain their authority over and responsibility for the 
accuracy and integrity of their information.

                            Copyright Office

                         salaries and expenses
Appropriations, 1995:
    Salaries and expenses...............................     $27,456,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................      17,411,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................      10,045,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Budget estimate, 1996:
    Salaries and expenses...............................      32,983,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................      19,877,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................      13,106,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
House allowance:
    Salaries and expenses...............................      30,818,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................      19,830,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................      10,988,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Committee recommendation:
    Salaries and expenses...............................      30,818,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................      19,830,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................      10,988,000

    The Committee recommends the direct appropriation of 
$10,988,000 for the Copyright Office and approves authority to 
spend receipts of $19,830,000 in fiscal year 1996. This is a 
reduction of $2,118,000 from the request, $943,000 above the 
enacted level, and is the same as the House allowance.
    The Committee concurs with the House allowance providing 
$2,419,000 in increased authority to use Copyright Office 
offsetting collections, and with the provision of $79,000 for 
the mandatory and price level increases of the Licensing 
Division and the copyright arbitration royalty panels.
    The balance of $2,340,000 in offsetting collections 
provides the necessary receipt authority for the Copyright 
Office to comply with the requirements of the GATT Uruguay 
Round Agreements Act [URAA], Public Law 103-465. The URAA 
restores U.S. copyright in certain foreign works still under 
protection in the country of origin, but in the public domain 
in the United States.
    The Committee recommendation also provides $943,000 for the 
Copyright Office electronic registration, recordation, and 
deposit system [CORDS]. CORDS moves the Library from a paper-
based system for copyright registrations to an electronic 
registration system providing increased access to registered 
works, rights, and permissions.

             Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

                         salaries and expenses
Appropriations, 1995....................................     $44,951,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................      47,583,000
House allowance.........................................      44,951,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              44,951,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $44,951,000 
for salaries and expenses for Books for the Blind and 
Physically Handicapped. The amount is the same as the enacted 
amount and the House allowance, and is $2,632,000 below the 
request. The Committee concurs with the House language that 
centralization of the braille distribution system can be 
achieved out of savings.
    This appropriation supports a National Reading Program for 
blind and physically handicapped citizens. Books and magazines 
in braille and various recorded formats are produced by the 
National Library Services for the Blind and Physically 
Handicapped for distribution through a network of State and 
locally supported libraries. At present, 56 regional libraries 
in 48 States, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, 
Puerto Rico, and Guam house and circulate books and magazines 
to eligible readers. Eighty-six subregional libraries in 18 
States assist at the local public library level; 53 libraries 
and 4 cooperating agencies distribute sound reproducers. Two 
multistate centers, under contract to the National Library 
Service, store and distribute books and other materials in 
their geographical regions. The Librarian has estimated a 
readership of 785,000 individuals in fiscal year 1996.

                       Furniture and Furnishings
Appropriations, 1995....................................      $5,825,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................       5,825,000
House allowance.........................................       4,882,000

Committee recommendation

                                                               4,882,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,882,000 for 
Library furniture and furnishings in 1996. The amount is 
$943,000 below the enacted level and the request and is the 
same as the House allowance.

                       Administrative Provisions

                        ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL

                     Library Buildings and Grounds

                     structural and mechanical care
Appropriations, 1995....................................     $12,483,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................      19,929,000
House allowance.........................................      12,428,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              12,428,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $12,428,000 
for the care and maintenance of the Library buildings and 
grounds by the Architect of the Capitol. This is a reduction of 
$7,501,000 from the request and is the same as the House 
allowance.
    The following table shows the request and the Committee 
recommendation.

                      REQUEST VERSUS RECOMMENDATION                     
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                             Committee  
                  Item                        Request     recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Personnel compensation and benefits.....      $7,715,000      $7,033,000
Annual maintenance, repairs, and                                        
 alterations............................         980,000         896,000
Supplies, materials, equipment, and land         629,000         589,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal..........................       9,324,000       8,518,000
                                         ===============================
1996 budget projects:                                                   
    Cyclical maintenance:                                               
        Ongoing projects:                                               
            Clean air distribution duct                                 
             system.....................         100,000         100,000
            Elevator modernization,                                     
             Thomas Jefferson Building/                                 
             John Adams Building........         360,000         300,000
        New requests:                                                   
            Replace sidewalks, Thomas                                   
             Jefferson Building/John                                    
             Adams Building.............         250,000  ..............
            Replace smoke detectors,                                    
             James Madison Building.....         200,000         100,000
            Book stack safety                                           
             improvements, James Madison                                
             Building...................         200,000  ..............
            Design, north west curtain                                  
             air-conditioning system,                                   
             Thomas Jefferson Building..          60,000  ..............
            Renovate escalators, James                                  
             Madison Building...........          60,000  ..............
            Elevator modernization,                                     
             James Madison Building.....         250,000         150,000
            Upgrade 60 hertz UPS, James                                 
             Madison Building...........         750,000  ..............
            Replace electronic book                                     
             conveyor system controls...       3,000,000       3,000,000
                                         -------------------------------
              Subtotal, cyclical                                        
               maintenance..............       5,230,000       3,710,000
                                         ===============================
    Continuing and initiating other                                     
     programs:                                                          
        Ongoing projects--ADA                                           
         improvements...................         200,000         200,000
        Library parking area security                                   
         improvements...................         175,000  ..............
        Special facilities center                                       
         renovations....................       5,000,000  ..............
                                         -------------------------------
          Subtotal, continuing and                                      
           initiating other programs....       5,375,000         200,000
                                         -------------------------------
          Total, Library buildings and                                  
           grounds......................      19,929,000      12,428,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                       GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

                 Office of Superintendent of Documents

                         salaries and expenses
Appropriations, 1995....................................     $32,207,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................      30,307,000
House allowance.........................................      16,312,000

Committee recommendation

                                                              30,307,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $30,307,000 
which is $13,995,000 above the House allowance, and $1,900,000 
below the enacted level. The Committee does not agree with the 
request to provide $15,000,000 for the revolving fund. 
Revolving fund issues should be addressed by adjustments in the 
GPO rate structure and productivity increases.
    This appropriation provides for salaries and expenses 
associated with the distribution of Government documents to 
depository and international exchange libraries, the cataloging 
and indexing of Government publications, and the distribution 
of publications authorized by law at the request of Members of 
Congress and other Government agencies.
    The Committee also does not agree with the House 
recommendation relative to assumption of costs associated with 
the production and distribution of publications in paper or 
microfiche formats. This proposed amendment to title 44 of the 
U.S. Code more properly falls within the jurisdiction of the 
Joint Committee on Printing.
    Public access to Government information is a basic right of 
every American citizen. The Committee recognizes the critically 
important service that the Government Printing Office and 
participating libraries in the Federal Depository Library 
Program provide to citizens throughout the country in 
furnishing timely, equitable access to Government information.
    The dramatic advances in technology provide new 
opportunities for enhancing and improving public access. 
However, the increasing utilization of electronic technologies 
in support of dissemination programs by all branches of 
government requires careful analysis, planning, and probable 
restructuring of the current program. Without this analysis, 
planning, and a strongly coordinated effort, improvements to 
the program will be delayed, costly, and very well may 
compromise the public's right to Government information.
    The Committee believes the planning should incorporate the 
goals of equitable, efficient, timely, and dependable access to 
Government information. The Committee supports a strong 
coordinated effort between the respective oversight and 
appropriation committees, the Government Printing Office, 
executive branch agencies, participating depository libraries, 
and other relevant and appropriate organizations.
    To this end, the Committee directs the Public Printer to 
initiate a study, under the direction of the Committee, that:
  --Examines the functions and services of the Federal 
        Depository Library Program;
  --Surveys current technological capabilities of the 
        participating libraries in the Federal Depository 
        Library Program;
  --Surveys current and future information dissemination plans 
        of executive branch agencies;
  --Examines and suggests improvements for agency compliance of 
        relevant laws, regulations, and policies regarding 
        Government information dissemination;
  --Identifies measures that are necessary to ensure a 
        successful transition to a more electronically based 
        program;
  --Identifies the possible expansion of the array of Federal 
        information products and services made available to 
        participating libraries; and
  --Ensures the most cost-efficient program to the taxpayer.
    The study shall include a strategic plan that will assist 
the Congress in redefining a new and strengthened Federal 
information dissemination policy and program.
    In conducting the study, it will be important for the 
Public Printer to work closely with the respective oversight 
and appropriation committees, executive branch agencies, other 
distributors of Federal documents and information products, the 
Library of Congress, the depository library community, the 
National Technical Information Service, users, the information 
industry, and other appropriate organizations. The completed 
study shall be available to Congress by March 1996.

                             revolving fund

    The Committee bill concurs with the House in continuing the 
limitations on reception and representation expenses, and costs 
of attendance at meetings. The Committee does not agree with 
the proposal, adopted during consideration of the bill in the 
House of Representatives, limiting GPO to 3,550 full-time 
equivalents in fiscal year 1996. Instead, the Committee 
recommends a limitation of 3,900 FTE's to be achieved by the 
end of the fiscal year.

                       GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE

                         Salaries and Expenses
Appropriations, 1995....................................    $443,360,000
Budget estimate, 1996...................................     472,660,000
House allowance.........................................     392,864,000

Committee recommendation

                                                             374,406,000

    The Committee recommends funding of $374,406,000 for 
salaries and expenses of the General Accounting Office. The 
appropriation is a reduction of $98,254,000 from the budget 
request and a reduction of $68,954,000 from the fiscal year 
1995 level. In addition, the Committee recommends an advance 
appropriation of $338,425,400 for fiscal year 1997.
    The Committee's recommendations will reduce GAO funding by 
25 percent from fiscal year 1995 levels over a 2-year period. 
From thorough discussions with the Comptroller General and 
testimony presented to the Committee by the Comptroller General 
it has become apparent to the Committee that to reduce the 
agency by 25 percent in 1 year would seriously impair GAO's 
ability to perform its basic mission. If a 25-percent reduction 
were to be imposed immediately on October 1, 1995, GAO would 
have to lay off over 1,600 people in the next 3 months in order 
to begin fiscal year 1996 at an affordable staffing level. Such 
a large reduction in such a short period of time would leave 
many parts of GAO without staff capable of performing essential 
mission requirements. Therefore, the Committee is recommending 
that GAO's fiscal year 1996 funding be reduced by 15 percent in 
fiscal year 1996 and by an additional 10 percent in fiscal year 
1997.
    This 2-year approach will give the Comptroller General time 
to conduct an early retirement program, consider transferring 
certain functions to other agencies, eliminate some functions, 
and retain and reassign personnel so that critical mission 
responsibilities can be maintained. The Committee recognizes 
the difficulty associated with a downsizing effort of this 
magnitude and encourages the Comptroller General to evaluate 
carefully the current field structure, issue area structure, 
and administrative support structure in the agency with the 
objective of achieving a balance that will provide the most 
effective and efficient GAO possible.
    Funds have been provided for full implementation of GAO's 
local area network and the data collection and analysis 
application as well as the continued asbestos removal and 
renovation of the GAO building. The Committee believes that 
maintaining the current schedules for these projects is 
essential to providing an environment that will permit GAO 
employees to maximize their productivity.
    The Committee commends the Comptroller General and the 
staff of the GAO for their progress in implementing a series of 
reengineering efforts designed to improve performance and 
reduce cost. In particular, the Committee is interested in 
actions currently underway at GAO that will raise the cost 
consciousness of staff and congressional requestors alike, and 
will be interested in obtaining regular reports on the 
implementation of a system that will provide cost estimates of 
jobs to requestors of GAO work prior to initiation of the work.
     Many aspects of GAO's approach to substantial 
organizational reductions can become a model which can be 
especially helpful in the task of reducing the overall size of 
Government while still providing the public essential 
Government services. The Committee looks forward to being kept 
informed on a regular basis of progress made and lessons 
learned.
    The Committee has included three provisions to assist the 
Comptroller General in managing the reduction of his agency. 
Section 210 gives the Comptroller General the same authority to 
promulgate regulations for a reduction in force that the Office 
of Personnel Management [OPM] has been given. In promulgating 
these regulations, the Comptroller General must be guided by 
substantially the same criteria as provided to OPM in section 
3502 of title 5, United States Code. Certain minor changes in 
the criteria have been made to enable the Comptroller General 
to promulgate regulations that take into account the 
performance and contributions of General Accounting Office 
employees. As a legislative branch agency, the GAO operates 
with a unique organization structure and personnel systems. OPM 
regulations, which are designed for executive branch agencies, 
do not take this into account. This provision enables the 
Comptroller General to promulgate regulations which are not 
identical to OPM regulations, but gives GAO employees the 
benefits and entitlements of the law in a way that also 
contributes to the effective management of the organization.
    Section 211 prohibits the GAO Personnel Appeals Board from 
staying any reduction-in-force action. An aggrieved employee 
can still challenge the reduction in force and if successful 
obtain full relief. This provision would insure the ability of 
the Comptroller General to conduct an uninterrupted reduction 
in force while not hindering any rights of GAO employees.
    Section 212 gives the Comptroller General the authority to 
offer employees of the General Accounting Office [GAO] 
separation pay incentives of up to $25,000. These incentives 
are identical to those offered by the Defense Department, and 
will help the agency minimize the need for involuntary 
separations during its downsizing efforts.
    While recommending these provisions to maximize the 
Comptroller General's flexibility in implementing the necessary 
reductions, the Committee is also concerned that reductions not 
fall disproportionately on different categories of employees. 
Specifically, the Committee believes the Comptroller General 
should carefully examine whether the current number of senior 
executive service and band three (GS-15) level positions are 
still required and would be required in a smaller GAO. 
Therefore, the Committee directs that the Comptroller General 
submit a report not later than January 1, 1996, which presents 
alternatives for reducing band three (GS-15) level positions 
and above by at least 10 percent.
                     TITLE III--GENERAL PROVISIONS

    In addition to several routine general provisions carried 
annually in the bill, the Committee recommends concurrence with 
new provisions proposed by the House, and proposes additional 
general provisions, as follows:
    Section 301 bans the use of appropriated funds for service 
and maintenance of private vehicles, except under such 
regulations as may be promulgated by the House Oversight 
Committee and the Senate Rules and Administration Committee 
respectively.
    Section 302 limits the availability for obligation of 
appropriation to the fiscal year for which it is expressly 
provided in the bill accompanying this report.
    Section 303 provides that any pay rate and title 
designation for staff position created in this act, and not 
specifically established by the Legislative Pay Act of 1929, is 
to be made permanent law by this act. Further, any pay rate and 
title change for a position provided for in the 1929 act is to 
be made permanent law by this act and any changes in the 
official expenses of Members, officers and committees and in 
the clerk hire of the House and Senate are to be made permanent 
law by this act.
    Section 304 bans the use of funds for contracts unless such 
contracts are matters of public record and are available for 
public inspection.
    Section 305 expresses the sense of the Congress that 
whenever possible, products and equipment made in America be 
procured by entities funded in this bill.
    Section 306 transfers from the Architect of the Capitol to 
the House Sergeant at Arms all positions in connection with 
House parking activities.
    Section 307 bans relocation of House Member offices during 
the fiscal year.
    The Committee recommends deleting section 308 of the House 
bill which transfers certain security installation personnel 
and funds from the Architect of the Capitol to the Capitol 
Police for design and installation of security systems for the 
Capitol buildings and grounds.
    The Committee recommends concurrence with the House 
provision, section 308, which amends the Congressional 
Accountability Act of 1995 by vesting in the Board of Directors 
of the Office of Compliance the responsibility to study the 
application of 12 listed laws to the General Accounting Office, 
the Library of Congress, and the Government Printing Office.
    Section 309 authorizes the U.S. military police, Fort 
Meade, to patrol and make arrests at the property owned by the 
Library of Congress.
    The Committee recommends striking section 311 of the House 
bill which transfers most functions of the Botanic Garden's 
operation to the Secretary of Agriculture.
    Section 310 directs that funds remaining unobligated from 
the consolidated Members' representational account be directed 
to the Treasury debt repayment account.
    The Committee recommends one new provision as follows:
    Section 311 amends section 316 of Public Law 101-302 in the 
first sentence of subsection (a) by striking ``1995'' and 
inserting ``1996''. This provision extends the availability of 
funds for the Senate collection.

  COMPLIANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 7, RULE XVI, OF THE STANDING RULES OF THE 
                                 SENATE

    Paragraph 7 of rule XVI requires that Committee reports on 
general appropriations bills identify, with particularity, each 
Committee amendment to the House bill ``which proposes an item 
of appropriation which is not made to carry out the provisions 
of an existing law, a treaty stipulation, or an act or 
resolution previously passed by the Senate during that 
session.''
    The Committee has proposed no amendments which fall under 
this rule.

COMPLIANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 7(C), RULE XXVI OF THE STANDING RULES OF THE 
                                 SENATE

    Pursuant to paragraph 7(c) of rule XXVI, the Committee en 
bloc ordered reported the 602(b) allocation, granted authority 
for revisions to allocations as necessary, and ordered reported 
H.R. 1854, the legislative branch appropriations bill, 1996, 
subject to its budget allocation, by a recorded vote of 25-3, a 
quorum being present. The vote was as follows:
        Yeas                          Nays
Chairman Hatfield                   Mr. Hollings
Mr. Stevens                         Mr. Bumpers
Mr. Cochran                         Mr. Lautenberg
Mr. Specter
Mr. Domenici
Mr. Gramm
Mr. Bond
Mr. Gorton
Mr. McConnell
Mr. Mack
Mr. Burns
Mr. Shelby
Mr. Jeffords
Mr. Gregg
Mr. Bennett
Mr. Byrd
Mr. Inouye
Mr. Johnston
Mr. Leahy
Mr. Harkin
Ms. Mikulski
Mr. Reid
Mr. Kerrey
Mr. Kohl
Mrs. Murray

 COMPLIANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 12, RULE XXVI, OF THE STANDING RULES OF THE 
                                 SENATE

    Paragraph 12 of rule XXVI requires that Committee reports 
on a bill or joint resolution repealing or amending any statute 
or part of any statute include ``(a) the text of the statute or 
part thereof which is proposed to be repealed; and (b) a 
comparative print of that part of the bill or joint resolution 
making the amendment and of the statute or part thereof 
proposed to be amended, showing by stricken-through type and 
italics, parallel columns, or other appropriate typographical 
devices the omissions and insertions which would be made by the 
bill or joint resolution if enacted in the form recommended by 
the committee.''
    In compliance with this rule, the following changes in 
existing law proposed to be made by the bill are shown as 
follows: existing law to be omitted is enclosed in black 
brackets; new matter is printed in italic; and existing law in 
which no change is proposed is shown in roman.

    1. In connection with section 4, section 902 of the 
Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1983 is amended as follows:

    Sec. 902. The Secretary of the Senate is authorized to 
withhold from the salary of each Senate page who resides in the 
page residence hall an amount equal to the charge imposed for 
lodging, meals, and related services, furnished to such page in 
such hall. [The amounts so withheld shall be transferred by the 
Secretary of the Senate to the Clerk of the House of 
Representatives for deposit by such Clerk in the revolving 
fund, within the contingent fund of the House of 
Representatives, for the page residence hall and page meal 
plan, as established by section 88b-5 of this title.] The 
amounts so withheld shall be deposited in the revolving fund, 
within the contingent fund of the Senate, for the Daniel 
Webster Senate Page Residence, as established by section 4 of 
the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1995 (2 U.S.C. 88b-
7).

    2. In connection with section 5, section 1205(a) of Public 
Law 98-181 is amended as follows:

    Sec. 1205. (a) The Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the 
Senate shall furnish each Senator local and long distance 
telecommunications services in Washington, District of 
Columbia, and in such Senator's State in accordance with 
regulations prescribed by the Senate Committee on Rules and 
Administration; and the costs of such service shall be paid out 
of the contingent fund of the Senate from moneys made available 
to him for that purpose. In making a payment from the 
contingent fund of the Senate for local and long distance 
telecommunications services, the Sergeant at Arms and 
Doorkeeper of the Senate shall pay the entire invoiced amount, 
including any amount relating to separately identified toll 
calls, from the appropriation for the fiscal year in which the 
underlying base service period or billing period ends.

    3. In connection with section 6, section 4(b) of Public Law 
103-283 is amended as follows:

    (b) All moneys received from rental payments and other 
moneys (including donated moneys) collected or received by the 
Sergeant at Arms with regard to the Daniel Webster Senate Page 
Residence shall be deposited in the fund and shall be available 
for purposes of this section.

    4. In connection with section 112:

    (1) Section 441 of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 
1970 (40 U.S.C. 851) is amended as follows:
        establishment and operation of the capitol guide service


    Sec. 441. (a)
          * * * * *
    (k) In addition to any other function under this section, 
the Capitol Guide Service shall provide special services to 
Members of Congress, and to officers, employees, and guests of 
Congress.

    (2) Section 310 of the Legislative Branch Appropriations 
Act, 1990 (2 U.S.C. 130c) is amended as follows:

    [Sec. 310. There is established, as a joint office of 
Congress, the Special Services Office, which (under the 
supervision and control of a board, to be known as the Special 
Services Board, comprised of the Clerk of the House of 
Representatives, the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the 
Senate, and the Librarian of Congress) shall provide special 
services to Members of Congress, and to officers, employees, 
and guests of Congress.]

    5. In connection with section 210:
                      TITLE 31, UNITED STATES CODE

Sec. 732. Personnel management system

          * * * * *
    (h) Notwithstanding the provisions of subchapter I of 
chapter 35 of title 5, United States Code, the Comptroller 
General shall prescribe regulations for the release of officers 
and employees of the General Accounting Office in a reduction 
in force which give due effect to tenure of employment, 
military preference, performance, and/or contributions to the 
agency's goals and objectives, and length of service. The 
regulations shall, to the extent deemed feasible by the 
Comptroller General, be designed to minimize disruption to the 
Office and to assist in promoting the efficiency of the Office.

    6. In connection with section 211:
                      TITLE 31, UNITED STATES CODE

Sec. 753. Duties and powers

          * * * * *
    (b) The Board has no authority to issue a stay of any 
reduction in force action.
    [(b)] (c) The Board may delegate to a member or a panel of 
members the authority to act under subsection (a) of this 
section. A decision of a member or panel under subsection (a) 
is deemed to be a final decision of the Board unless the Board 
reconsiders the decision under subsection [(c)] (d) of this 
section.
    [(c)] (d) On motion of a party or on its own initiative, 
the Board may reconsider a decision under subsection (a) of 
this section by the 30th day after the decision is made.
    [(d)] (e) The Board shall prescribe regulations--
          (1) providing for officer and employee appeals 
        consistent with sections 7701 and 7702 of title 5; and
          (2) on the operating procedure of the Board.

    7. In connection with section 313, section 316(a) of Public 
Law 101-302 is amended as follows:

    Sec. 316. (a) Effective with the fiscal year ending 
September 30, [1994] 1995 and each fiscal year thereafter, 
subject to the approval of the Committee * * *

                        BUDGETARY IMPACT OF BILL                        
 PREPARED IN CONSULTATION WITH THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE PURSUANT 
              TO SEC. 308(a), PUBLIC LAW 93-344, AS AMENDED             
                        [In millions of dollars]                        
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                          Budget authority               Outlays        
                     ---------------------------------------------------
                       Committee    Amount of    Committee    Amount of 
                       allocation      bill      allocation      bill   
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Comparison of                                                           
 amounts in the bill                                                    
 with Committee                                                         
 allocations to its                                                     
 subcommittees of                                                       
 amounts in the                                                         
 First Concurrent                                                       
 Resolution for                                                         
 1996: Subcommittee                                                     
 on Legislative                                                         
 Branch:                                                                
    Nondefense                                                          
     discretionary..        2,167        2,130        2,188    \1\ 2,188
    Mandatory.......           90           92           90           92
Projections of                                                          
 outlays associated                                                     
 with the                                                               
 recommendation:                                                        
    1996............  ...........  ...........  ...........    \2\ 1,981
    1997............  ...........  ...........  ...........          183
    1998............  ...........  ...........  ...........            7
    1999............  ...........  ...........  ...........            8
    2000 and future                                                     
     year...........  ...........  ...........  ...........  ...........
Financial assistance                                                    
 to State and local                                                     
 governments for                                                        
 1996 in bill.......  ...........  ...........  ...........  ...........
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Includes outlays from prior-year budget authority.                  
\2\ Excludes outlays from prior-year budget authority.                  
                                                                        
NA: Not applicable.                                                     


  COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF NEW BUDGET (OBLIGATIONAL) AUTHORITY FOR FISCAL YEAR 1995 AND BUDGET ESTIMATES AND AMOUNTS RECOMMENDED IN THE BILL FOR FISCAL 
                                                                        YEAR 1996                                                                       
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                                                                                                   Senate Committee recommendation compared with (+ or -
                                                                                                                             )                          
       Item        1995appropriation   Budget estimate   House allowance  Committeerecommendation ------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                   1995appropriation   Budget estimate   House allowance
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    TITLE I--                                                                                                                                           
  CONGRESSIONAL                                                                                                                                         
    OPERATIONS                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                                        
      SENATE                                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                        
   Mileage and                                                                                                                                          
     Expense                                                                                                                                            
    Allowances                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                                        
Mileage of the                                                                                                                                          
 Vice President                                                                                                                                         
 and Senators....           $60,000           $60,000   ................  .......................          -$60,000          -$60,000   ................
Expense                                                                                                                                                 
 allowances:                                                                                                                                            
    Vice                                                                                                                                                
     President...            10,000            10,000   ................              $10,000      .................  ................         +$10,000 
    President Pro                                                                                                                                       
     Tempore of                                                                                                                                         
     the Senate..            10,000            10,000   ................               10,000      .................  ................          +10,000 
    Majority                                                                                                                                            
     Leader of                                                                                                                                          
     the Senate..            10,000            10,000   ................               10,000      .................  ................          +10,000 
    Minority                                                                                                                                            
     Leader of                                                                                                                                          
     the Senate..            10,000            10,000   ................               10,000      .................  ................          +10,000 
    Majority Whip                                                                                                                                       
     of the                                                                                                                                             
     Senate......             5,000             5,000   ................                5,000      .................  ................           +5,000 
    Minority Whip                                                                                                                                       
     of the                                                                                                                                             
     Senate......             5,000             5,000   ................                5,000      .................  ................           +5,000 
    Chairman of                                                                                                                                         
     the Majority                                                                                                                                       
     Conference                                                                                                                                         
     Committee...             3,000             3,000   ................                3,000      .................  ................           +3,000 
    Chairman of                                                                                                                                         
     the Minority                                                                                                                                       
     Conference                                                                                                                                         
     Committee...             3,000             3,000   ................                3,000      .................  ................           +3,000 
                  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        Subtotal,                                                                                                                                       
         expense                                                                                                                                        
         allowanc                                                                                                                                       
         es......            56,000            56,000   ................               56,000      .................  ................          +56,000 
Representation                                                                                                                                          
 allowances for                                                                                                                                         
 the Majority and                                                                                                                                       
 Minority Leaders            30,000            30,000   ................               30,000      .................  ................          +30,000 
                  ======================================================================================================================================
      Total,                                                                                                                                            
       Mileage                                                                                                                                          
       and                                                                                                                                              
       expenses                                                                                                                                         
       allowances           146,000           146,000   ................               86,000               -60,000           -60,000           +86,000 
                                                                                                                                                        
    Salaries,                                                                                                                                           
   Officers and                                                                                                                                         
    Employees                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                        
Office of the                                                                                                                                           
 Vice President..         1,513,000         1,549,000   ................            1,513,000      .................          -36,000        +1,513,000 
Office of the                                                                                                                                           
 President Pro                                                                                                                                          
 Tempore.........           457,000           469,000   ................              325,000              -132,000          -144,000          +325,000 
Offices of the                                                                                                                                          
 Majority and                                                                                                                                           
 Minority Leaders         2,195,000         2,246,000   ................            2,195,000      .................          -51,000        +2,195,000 
Offices of the                                                                                                                                          
 Majority and                                                                                                                                           
 Minority Whips..           656,000           672,000   ................              656,000      .................          -16,000          +656,000 
Conference                                                                                                                                              
 committees......         1,992,000         2,040,000   ................            1,992,000      .................          -48,000        +1,992,000 
Offices of the                                                                                                                                          
 Secretaries of                                                                                                                                         
 the Conference                                                                                                                                         
 of the Majority                                                                                                                                        
 and the                                                                                                                                                
 Conference of                                                                                                                                          
 the Minority....           384,000           394,000   ................              360,000               -24,000           -34,000          +360,000 
Policy Committees  .................  ................  ................            1,930,000            +1,930,000        +1,930,000        +1,930,000 
Office of the                                                                                                                                           
 Chaplain........           192,000           201,000   ................              192,000      .................           -9,000          +192,000 
Office of the                                                                                                                                           
 Secretary.......        12,961,000        13,260,000   ................           12,128,000              -833,000        -1,132,000       +12,128,000 
Office of the                                                                                                                                           
 Sergeant at Arms                                                                                                                                       
 and Doorkeeper..        32,739,000        35,399,000   ................           31,889,000              -850,000        -3,510,000       +31,889,000 
Offices of the                                                                                                                                          
 Secretaries for                                                                                                                                        
 the Majority and                                                                                                                                       
 Minority........         1,197,000         1,225,000   ................            1,047,000              -150,000          -178,000        +1,047,000 
Agency                                                                                                                                                  
 contributions                                                                                                                                          
 and related                                                                                                                                            
 expenses........        17,052,000        18,386,000   ................           15,500,000            -1,552,000        -2,886,000       +15,500,000 
                  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total,                                                                                                                                            
       salaries,                                                                                                                                        
       officers                                                                                                                                         
       and                                                                                                                                              
       employees.        71,338,000        75,841,000   ................           69,727,000            -1,611,000        -6,114,000       +69,727,000 
                                                                                                                                                        
  Office of the                                                                                                                                         
   Legislative                                                                                                                                          
  Counsel of the                                                                                                                                        
      Senate                                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                        
Salaries and                                                                                                                                            
 expenses........         3,381,000         3,543,500   ................            3,381,000      .................         -162,500        +3,381,000 
                                                                                                                                                        
 Office of Senate                                                                                                                                       
  Legal Counsel                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                        
Salaries and                                                                                                                                            
 expenses........           936,000           985,000   ................              936,000      .................          -49,000          +936,000 
Expense                                                                                                                                                 
 Allowances of                                                                                                                                          
 the Secretary of                                                                                                                                       
 the Senate,                                                                                                                                            
 Sergeant at Arms                                                                                                                                       
 and Doorkeeper                                                                                                                                         
 of the Senate,                                                                                                                                         
 and Secretaries                                                                                                                                        
 for the Majority                                                                                                                                       
 and Minority of                                                                                                                                        
 the Senate:                                                                                                                                            
 Expenses                                                                                                                                               
 allowances......            12,000            12,000   ................               12,000      .................  ................          +12,000 
                                                                                                                                                        
    Contingent                                                                                                                                          
 Expenses of the                                                                                                                                        
      Senate                                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                        
Senate policy                                                                                                                                           
 committees......         2,574,000         2,672,000   ................  .......................        -2,574,000        -2,672,000   ................
Inquiries and                                                                                                                                           
 investigations..        78,112,000        78,863,000   ................           66,395,000           -11,717,000       -12,468,000       +66,395,000 
Expenses of                                                                                                                                             
 United States                                                                                                                                          
 Senate Caucus on                                                                                                                                       
 International                                                                                                                                          
 Narcotics                                                                                                                                              
 Control.........           348,000           379,000   ................              305,000               -43,000           -74,000          +305,000 
Secretary of the                                                                                                                                        
 Senate..........         1,966,500         1,966,500   ................            1,266,000              -700,500          -700,500        +1,266,000 
    (By transfer)        (7,000,000)  ................  ................  .......................       (-7,000,000)  ................  ................
Sergeant at Arms                                                                                                                                        
 and Doorkeeper                                                                                                                                         
 of the Senate...        74,894,000        72,234,000   ................           61,347,000           -13,547,000       -10,887,000       +61,347,000 
Miscellaneous                                                                                                                                           
 items...........         7,429,000         7,429,000   ................            6,644,000              -785,000          -785,000        +6,644,000 
Senators'                                                                                                                                               
 Official                                                                                                                                               
 Personnel and                                                                                                                                          
 Office Expense                                                                                                                                         
 Account.........       206,542,000       222,663,000   ................          204,029,000            -2,513,000       -18,634,000      +204,029,000 
Office of Senate                                                                                                                                        
 Fair Employment                                                                                                                                        
 Practices.......           889,000           890,000   ................              778,000              -111,000          -112,000          +778,000 
Settlements and                                                                                                                                         
 Awards Reserve..         1,000,000         1,000,000   ................            1,000,000      .................  ................       +1,000,000 
Stationery                                                                                                                                              
 (revolving fund)            13,000            13,000   ................               13,000      .................  ................          +13,000 
                                                                                                                                                        
  Official Mail                                                                                                                                         
      Costs                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                        
Expenses.........        11,000,000        36,300,000   ................           11,000,000      .................      -25,300,000       +11,000,000 
                  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total,                                                                                                                                            
       contingent                                                                                                                                       
       expenses                                                                                                                                         
       of the                                                                                                                                           
       Senate....       384,767,500       424,409,500   ................          352,777,000           -31,990,500       -71,632,500      +352,777,000 
                  ======================================================================================================================================
      Total,                                                                                                                                            
       Senate....       460,580,500       504,937,000   ................          426,919,000           -33,661,500       -78,018,000      +426,919,000 
                  ======================================================================================================================================
     HOUSE OF                                                                                                                                           
REPRESENTATIVES \                                                                                                                                       
        1\                                                                                                                                              
                                                                                                                                                        
   Payments to                                                                                                                                          
 Widows and Heirs                                                                                                                                       
   of Deceased                                                                                                                                          
    Members of                                                                                                                                          
     Congress                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                        
Gratuities,                                                                                                                                             
 deceased Members           133,600   ................  ................  .......................          -133,600   ................  ................
                                                                                                                                                        
   Salaries and                                                                                                                                         
     Expenses                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                        
 House Leadership                                                                                                                                       
     Offices                                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                        
Office of the                                                                                                                                           
 Speaker.........         1,444,000         1,600,000        $1,478,000             1,478,000               +34,000          -122,000   ................
Office of the                                                                                                                                           
 Majority Floor                                                                                                                                         
 Leader..........         1,220,764         1,114,000         1,470,000             1,470,000              +249,236          +356,000   ................
Office of the                                                                                                                                           
 Minority Floor                                                                                                                                         
 Leader..........         1,445,413         1,525,000         1,480,000             1,480,000               +34,587           -45,000   ................
Office of the                                                                                                                                           
 Majority Whip...         1,121,649         1,357,000           928,000               928,000              -193,649          -429,000   ................
Office of the                                                                                                                                           
 Minority Whip...           897,000           946,000           918,000               918,000               +21,000           -28,000   ................
Speaker's Office                                                                                                                                        
 for Legislative                                                                                                                                        
 Floor Activity..           277,000           376,000           376,000               376,000               +99,000   ................  ................
House Republican                                                                                                                                        
 Conference......         1,506,587         1,628,000         1,083,000             1,004,000              -502,587          -624,000           -79,000 
House Republican                                                                                                                                        
 Steering                                                                                                                                               
 Committee.......           200,000           205,000           664,000               743,000              +543,000          +538,000           +79,000 
Nine minority                                                                                                                                           
 employees.......         1,024,000         1,144,000         1,127,000             1,127,000              +103,000           -17,000   ................
House Democratic                                                                                                                                        
 Steering and                                                                                                                                           
 Policy Committee         1,153,587         1,226,000         1,181,000             1,181,000               +27,413           -45,000   ................
House Democratic                                                                                                                                        
 Caucus..........           553,000           607,000           566,000               566,000               +13,000           -41,000   ................
                  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal,                                                                                                                                         
       House                                                                                                                                            
       Leadership                                                                                                                                       
       Offices...        10,843,000        11,728,000        11,271,000            11,271,000              +428,000          -457,000   ................
                                                                                                                                                        
     Members'                                                                                                                                           
 Representational                                                                                                                                       
    Allowances                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                                        
Expenses.........       351,217,000       389,100,000       360,503,000           360,503,000            +9,286,000       -28,597,000   ................
                                                                                                                                                        
    Committee                                                                                                                                           
    Employees                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                        
Standing                                                                                                                                                
 Committees,                                                                                                                                            
 Special and                                                                                                                                            
 Select (except                                                                                                                                         
 Appropriations).       112,805,000       125,749,000        78,629,000            78,629,000           -34,176,000       -47,120,000   ................
Committee on                                                                                                                                            
 Appropriations                                                                                                                                         
 (including                                                                                                                                             
 studies and                                                                                                                                            
 investigations).        22,531,000        23,044,000        16,945,000            16,945,000            -5,586,000        -6,099,000   ................
                  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal,                                                                                                                                         
       Committee                                                                                                                                        
       employees.       135,336,000       148,793,000        95,574,000            95,574,000           -39,762,000       -53,219,000   ................
                                                                                                                                                        
    Salaries,                                                                                                                                           
   Officers and                                                                                                                                         
    Employees                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                        
Office of the                                                                                                                                           
 Clerk...........        15,270,000        16,811,000        13,807,000            13,807,000            -1,463,000        -3,004,000   ................
Office of the                                                                                                                                           
 Sergeant at Arms         2,736,000         3,049,000         3,410,000             3,410,000              +674,000          +361,000   ................
Office of the                                                                                                                                           
 Chief                                                                                                                                                  
 Administrative                                                                                                                                         
 Officer.........        69,725,000        65,132,000        53,556,000            53,556,000           -16,169,000       -11,576,000   ................
Office of                                                                                                                                               
 Inspector                                                                                                                                              
 General.........           295,000         7,125,000         3,954,000             3,954,000            +3,659,000        -3,171,000   ................
Office of                                                                                                                                               
 Compliance......  .................        2,130,000           858,000               858,000              +858,000        -1,272,000   ................
Office of the                                                                                                                                           
 Chaplain........           124,000           128,000           126,000               126,000                +2,000            -2,000   ................
Office of the                                                                                                                                           
 Parliamentarian.           983,000         1,240,000         1,180,000             1,180,000              +197,000           -60,000   ................
    Office of the                                                                                                                                       
     Parliamentar                                                                                                                                       
     ian.........          (669,000)         (835,000)         (775,000)             (775,000)            (+106,000)         (-60,000)  ................
    Compilation                                                                                                                                         
     of                                                                                                                                                 
     precedents                                                                                                                                         
     of the House                                                                                                                                       
     of                                                                                                                                                 
     Representati                                                                                                                                       
     ves.........          (314,000)         (405,000)         (405,000)             (405,000)             (+91,000)  ................  ................
Office of the Law                                                                                                                                       
 Revision Counsel                                                                                                                                       
 of the House....         1,630,000         1,870,000         1,700,000             1,700,000               +70,000          -170,000   ................
Office of the                                                                                                                                           
 Legislative                                                                                                                                            
 Counsel of the                                                                                                                                         
 House...........         4,400,000         4,592,000         4,524,000             4,524,000              +124,000           -68,000   ................
Other authorized                                                                                                                                        
 employees.......           504,000           675,000           618,000               618,000              +114,000           -57,000   ................
    Former                                                                                                                                              
     Speakers'                                                                                                                                          
     staff.......          (290,000)         (447,000)         (447,000)             (447,000)            (+157,000)  ................  ................
    Technical                                                                                                                                           
     assistant,                                                                                                                                         
     Office of                                                                                                                                          
     the                                                                                                                                                
     Attending                                                                                                                                          
     Physician...          (161,000)         (171,000)         (171,000)             (171,000)             (+10,000)  ................  ................
    Drivers......           (53,000)          (57,000)  ................  .......................          (-53,000)         (-57,000)  ................
                  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal,                                                                                                                                         
       Salaries,                                                                                                                                        
       Officers                                                                                                                                         
       and                                                                                                                                              
       Employees.        95,667,000       102,752,000        83,733,000            83,733,000           -11,934,000       -19,019,000   ................
                                                                                                                                                        
  Allowances and                                                                                                                                        
     Expenses                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                        
Supplies,                                                                                                                                               
 materials,                                                                                                                                             
 administrative                                                                                                                                         
 costs and                                                                                                                                              
 Federal tort                                                                                                                                           
 claims..........         3,453,000         2,695,000         1,213,000             1,213,000            -2,240,000        -1,482,000   ................
Official mail                                                                                                                                           
 (committees,                                                                                                                                           
 leadership,                                                                                                                                            
 administrative                                                                                                                                         
 and legislative                                                                                                                                        
 offices)........  .................  ................        1,000,000             1,000,000            +1,000,000        +1,000,000   ................
Reemployed                                                                                                                                              
 annuitants                                                                                                                                             
 reimbursements..         1,279,000         2,451,000            68,000                68,000            -1,211,000        -2,383,000   ................
Government                                                                                                                                              
 contributions...       129,895,000       138,698,000       117,541,000           117,541,000           -12,354,000       -21,157,000   ................
Miscellaneous                                                                                                                                           
 items...........           778,000           778,000           658,000               658,000              -120,000          -120,000   ................
                  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal,                                                                                                                                         
       Allowances                                                                                                                                       
       and                                                                                                                                              
       expenses..       135,405,000       144,622,000       120,480,000           120,480,000           -14,925,000       -24,142,000   ................
                  ======================================================================================================================================
      Total,                                                                                                                                            
       salaries                                                                                                                                         
       and                                                                                                                                              
       expenses..       728,468,000       796,995,000       671,561,000           671,561,000           -56,907,000      -125,434,000   ................
                  ======================================================================================================================================
      Total,                                                                                                                                            
       House of                                                                                                                                         
       Representa                                                                                                                                       
       tives.....       728,601,600       796,995,000       671,561,000           671,561,000           -57,040,600      -125,434,000   ................
                  ======================================================================================================================================
   JOINT ITEMS                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                                        
Joint Economic                                                                                                                                          
 Committee.......         4,090,000         4,265,000         3,000,000             3,000,000            -1,090,000        -1,265,000   ................
Joint Committee                                                                                                                                         
 on Printing.....         1,370,000         1,414,000   ................            1,164,000              -206,000          -250,000        +1,164,000 
    Transfer to                                                                                                                                         
     House                                                                                                                                              
     Oversight                                                                                                                                          
     Committee...  .................  ................          375,000   .......................  .................  ................         -375,000 
    (Transfer to                                                                                                                                        
     Senate                                                                                                                                             
     Committee on                                                                                                                                       
     Rules and                                                                                                                                          
     Administrati                                                                                                                                       
     on).........  .................  ................          375,000   .......................  .................  ................         -375,000 
Joint Committee                                                                                                                                         
 on Taxation.....         6,019,000         6,460,000         6,019,000             5,116,000              -903,000        -1,344,000          -903,000 
                                                                                                                                                        
  Office of the                                                                                                                                         
    Attending                                                                                                                                           
    Physician                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                        
Medical supplies,                                                                                                                                       
 equipment,                                                                                                                                             
 expenses, and                                                                                                                                          
 allowances......         1,335,000         1,260,000         1,260,000             1,260,000               -75,000   ................  ................
                                                                                                                                                        
  Capitol Police                                                                                                                                        
      Board                                                                                                                                             
                                                                                                                                                        
  Capitol Police                                                                                                                                        
Salaries:                                                                                                                                               
    Sergeant at                                                                                                                                         
     Arms of the                                                                                                                                        
     House of                                                                                                                                           
     Representati                                                                                                                                       
     ves.........        33,463,000        34,643,000        34,213,000            33,906,000              +443,000          -737,000          -307,000 
    Sergeant at                                                                                                                                         
     Arms and                                                                                                                                           
     Doorkeeper                                                                                                                                         
     of the                                                                                                                                             
     Senate......        35,919,000        37,381,000        35,919,000            35,919,000      .................       -1,462,000   ................
                  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
        Subtotal,                                                                                                                                       
         salaries        69,382,000        72,024,000        70,132,000            69,825,000              +443,000        -2,199,000          -307,000 
                                                                                                                                                        
General expenses.         2,000,000         2,190,000         2,560,000             2,190,000              +190,000   ................         -370,000 
                  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal,                                                                                                                                         
       Capitol                                                                                                                                          
       Police....        71,382,000        74,214,000        72,692,000            72,015,000              +633,000        -2,199,000          -677,000 
Capitol Guide and                                                                                                                                       
 Special Services                                                                                                                                       
 Office..........         1,991,000         2,093,000         1,991,000             1,991,000      .................         -102,000   ................
Statements of                                                                                                                                           
 Appropriations..  .................  ................           30,000                30,000               +30,000           +30,000   ................
Office of                                                                                                                                               
 Compliance......  .................  ................  ................            2,500,000            +2,500,000        +2,500,000        +2,500,000 
                  ======================================================================================================================================
      Total,                                                                                                                                            
       Joint                                                                                                                                            
       items.....        86,187,000        89,706,000        85,742,000            87,076,000              +889,000        -2,630,000        +1,334,000 
                  ======================================================================================================================================
    OFFICE OF                                                                                                                                           
    TECHNOLOGY                                                                                                                                          
    ASSESSMENT                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                                        
Salaries and                                                                                                                                            
 expenses........        21,970,000        23,195,000   ................            3,615,000           -18,355,000       -19,580,000        +3,615,000 
                                                                                                                                                        
  CONGRESSIONAL                                                                                                                                         
  BUDGET OFFICE                                                                                                                                         
                                                                                                                                                        
Salaries and                                                                                                                                            
 expenses........        23,188,000        25,788,000        24,288,000            25,788,000            +2,600,000   ................       +1,500,000 
                  ======================================================================================================================================
 ARCHITECT OF THE                                                                                                                                       
     CAPITOL                                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                        
  Office of the                                                                                                                                         
 Architect of the                                                                                                                                       
     Capitol                                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                        
Salaries.........         9,103,000         9,823,000         8,569,000             8,876,000              -227,000          -947,000          +307,000 
Travel                                                                                                                                                  
 (limitation on                                                                                                                                         
 official travel                                                                                                                                        
 expenses).......           (20,000)          (20,000)          (20,000)              (20,000)     .................  ................  ................
Contingent                                                                                                                                              
 expenses........           100,000           100,000           100,000               100,000      .................  ................  ................
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      Subtotal,                                                                                                                                         
       Office of                                                                                                                                        
       the                                                                                                                                              
       Architect                                                                                                                                        
       of the                                                                                                                                           
       Capitol...         9,203,000         9,923,000         8,669,000             8,976,000              -227,000          -947,000          +307,000 
                                                                                                                                                        
Capitol Buildings                                                                                                                                       
   and Grounds                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                                        
Capitol buildings        22,797,000        28,085,000        22,832,000            23,132,000              +335,000        -4,953,000          +300,000 
    Sec. 310                                                                                                                                            
     (purchasing                                                                                                                                        
     x-ray and                                                                                                                                          
     metal                                                                                                                                              
     detectors)..        (2,015,000)  ................  ................  .......................       (-2,015,000)  ................  ................
Capitol grounds..         5,270,000         6,084,000         5,143,000             5,143,000              -127,000          -941,000   ................
Senate office                                                                                                                                           
 buildings.......        47,619,000        52,537,000   ................           41,757,000            -5,862,000       -10,780,000       +41,757,000 
House office                                                                                                                                            
 buildings.......        41,364,000        46,054,000        33,001,000            33,001,000            -8,363,000       -13,053,000   ................
Capitol Power                                                                                                                                           
 Plant...........        36,637,000        41,062,000        36,578,000            35,518,000            -1,119,000        -5,544,000        -1,060,000 
    Offsetting                                                                                                                                          
     collections.        -3,200,000        -3,200,000        -4,000,000            -4,000,000              -800,000          -800,000   ................
                  --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Net                                                                                                                                               
       subtotal,                                                                                                                                        
       Capitol                                                                                                                                          
       Power                                                                                                                                            
       Plant.....        33,437,000        37,862,000        32,578,000            31,518,000            -1,919,000        -6,344,000        -1,060,000 
                  ======================================================================================================================================
      Subtotal,                                                                                                                                         
       Capitol                                                                                                                                          
       buildings                                                                                                                                        
       and                                                                                                                                              
       grounds...       150,487,000       170,622,000        93,554,000           134,551,000           -15,936,000       -36,071,000       +40,997,000 
                  ======================================================================================================================================
      Total,                                                                                                                                            
       Architect                                                                                                                                        
       of the                                                                                                                                           
       Capitol...       159,690,000       180,545,000       102,223,000           143,527,000           -16,163,000       -37,018,000       +41,304,000 
                  ======================================================================================================================================
    LIBRARY OF                                                                                                                                          
     CONGRESS                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                        
  Congressional                                                                                                                                         
 Research Service                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                        
Salaries and                                                                                                                                            
 expenses........        60,084,000        65,913,000        75,083,000            60,084,000      .................       -5,829,000       -14,999,000 
                                                                                                                                                        
    GOVERNMENT                                                                                                                                          
 PRINTING OFFICE                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                        
Congressional                                                                                                                                           
 printing and                                                                                                                                           
 binding.........        89,724,000        91,624,000        88,281,000            85,500,000            -4,224,000        -6,124,000        -2,781,000 
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      Total,                                                                                                                                            
       title I,                                                                                                                                         
       Congressio                                                                                                                                       
       nal                                                                                                                                              
       Operations     1,630,025,100     1,778,703,000     1,047,178,000         1,504,070,000          -125,955,100      -274,633,000      +456,892,000 
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 TITLE II--OTHER                                                                                                                                        
     AGENCIES                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                        
  BOTANIC GARDEN                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                        
Salaries and                                                                                                                                            
 expenses........         3,230,000        10,370,000         3,053,000             3,053,000              -177,000        -7,317,000   ................
    Conservation                                                                                                                                        
     renovation..  .................  ................        7,000,000   .......................  .................  ................       -7,000,000 
    (By transfer)        (7,000,000)  ................  ................  .......................       (-7,000,000)  ................  ................
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      Subtotal...         3,230,000        10,370,000        10,053,000             3,053,000              -177,000        -7,317,000        -7,000,000 
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    LIBRARY OF                                                                                                                                          
     CONGRESS                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                        
Salaries and                                                                                                                                            
 expenses........       210,164,000       231,580,000       193,911,000           213,164,000            +3,000,000       -18,416,000       +19,253,000 
    Authority to                                                                                                                                        
     spend                                                                                                                                              
     receipts....        -7,869,000        -7,869,000        -7,869,000            -7,869,000      .................  ................  ................
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      Net                                                                                                                                               
       subtotal,                                                                                                                                        
       Salaries                                                                                                                                         
       and                                                                                                                                              
       expenses..       202,295,000       223,711,000       186,042,000           205,295,000            +3,000,000       -18,416,000       +19,253,000 
Copyright Office,                                                                                                                                       
 salaries and                                                                                                                                           
 expenses........        27,456,000        32,983,000        30,818,000            30,818,000            +3,362,000        -2,165,000   ................
    Authority to                                                                                                                                        
     spend                                                                                                                                              
     receipts....       -17,411,000       -19,877,000       -19,830,000           -19,830,000            -2,419,000           +47,000   ................
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      Net                                                                                                                                               
       subtotal,                                                                                                                                        
       Copyright                                                                                                                                        
       Office....        10,045,000        13,106,000        10,988,000            10,988,000              +943,000        -2,118,000   ................
Books for the                                                                                                                                           
 blind and                                                                                                                                              
 physically                                                                                                                                             
 handicapped,                                                                                                                                           
 salaries and                                                                                                                                           
 expenses........        44,951,000        47,583,000        44,951,000            44,951,000      .................       -2,632,000   ................
Furniture and                                                                                                                                           
 furnishings.....         5,825,000         5,825,000         4,882,000             4,882,000              -943,000          -943,000   ................
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      Total,                                                                                                                                            
       Library of                                                                                                                                       
       Congress                                                                                                                                         
       (except                                                                                                                                          
       CRS)......       263,116,000       290,225,000       246,863,000           266,116,000            +3,000,000       -24,109,000       +19,253,000 
                                                                                                                                                        
 ARCHITECT OF THE                                                                                                                                       
     CAPITOL                                                                                                                                            
                                                                                                                                                        
Library Buildings                                                                                                                                       
   and Grounds                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                                        
Structural and                                                                                                                                          
 mechanical care.        12,483,000        19,929,000        12,428,000            12,428,000               -55,000        -7,501,000   ................
                                                                                                                                                        
    GOVERNMENT                                                                                                                                          
 PRINTING OFFICE                                                                                                                                        
                                                                                                                                                        
    Office of                                                                                                                                           
Superintendent of                                                                                                                                       
    Documents                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                        
Salaries and                                                                                                                                            
 expenses........        32,207,000        30,307,000        16,312,000            30,307,000            -1,900,000   ................      +13,995,000 
Revolving fund...  .................       15,420,000   ................  .......................  .................      -15,420,000   ................
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      Subtotal,                                                                                                                                         
       Office of                                                                                                                                        
       Superinten                                                                                                                                       
       dent of                                                                                                                                          
       Documents.        32,207,000        45,727,000        16,312,000            30,307,000            -1,900,000       -15,420,000       +13,995,000 
                                                                                                                                                        
     GENERAL                                                                                                                                            
ACCOUNTING OFFICE                                                                                                                                       
                                                                                                                                                        
Salaries and                                                                                                                                            
 expenses........       450,360,000       481,060,000       401,264,000           382,806,000           -67,554,000       -98,254,000       -18,458,000 
    Offsetting                                                                                                                                          
     collections.        -7,000,000        -8,400,000        -8,400,000            -8,400,000            -1,400,000   ................  ................
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      Subtotal...       443,360,000       472,660,000       392,864,000           374,406,000           -68,954,000       -98,254,000       -18,458,000 
    GAO use of                                                                                                                                          
     collections                                                                                                                                        
     (formerly                                                                                                                                          
     receipts)...         6,000,000   ................  ................  .......................        -6,000,000   ................  ................
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        Total,                                                                                                                                          
         General                                                                                                                                        
         Accounti                                                                                                                                       
         ng                                                                                                                                             
         Office..       449,360,000       472,660,000       392,864,000           374,406,000           -74,954,000       -98,254,000       -18,458,000 
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        Total,                                                                                                                                          
         title                                                                                                                                          
         II,                                                                                                                                            
         Other                                                                                                                                          
         agencies       760,396,000       838,911,000       678,520,000           686,310,000           -74,086,000      -152,601,000        +7,790,000 
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        Grand                                                                                                                                           
         total...     2,390,421,100     2,617,614,000     1,725,698,000         2,190,380,000          -200,041,100      -427,234,000      +464,682,000 
                                                                                                                                                        
    TITLE I--                                                                                                                                           
  CONGRESSIONAL                                                                                                                                         
    OPERATIONS                                                                                                                                          
                                                                                                                                                        
Senate...........       460,580,500       504,937,000   ................          426,919,000           -33,661,500       -78,018,000      +426,919,000 
House of                                                                                                                                                
 Representatives.       728,601,600       796,995,000       671,561,000           671,561,000           -57,040,600      -125,434,000   ................
Joint Items......        86,187,000        89,706,000        85,742,000            87,076,000              +889,000        -2,630,000        +1,334,000 
Office of                                                                                                                                               
 Technology                                                                                                                                             
 Assessment......        21,970,000        23,195,000   ................            3,615,000           -18,355,000       -19,580,000        +3,615,000 
Congressional                                                                                                                                           
 Budget Office...        23,188,000        25,788,000        24,288,000            25,788,000            +2,600,000   ................       +1,500,000 
Architect of the                                                                                                                                        
 Capitol.........       159,690,000       180,545,000       102,223,000           143,527,000           -16,163,000       -37,018,000       +41,304,000 
Library of                                                                                                                                              
 Congress:                                                                                                                                              
 Congressional                                                                                                                                          
 Research Service        60,084,000        65,913,000        75,083,000            60,084,000      .................       -5,829,000       -14,999,000 
Congressional                                                                                                                                           
 printing and                                                                                                                                           
 binding,                                                                                                                                               
 Government                                                                                                                                             
 Printing Office.        89,724,000        91,624,000        88,281,000            85,500,000            -4,224,000        -6,124,000        -2,781,000 
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      Total,                                                                                                                                            
       title I,                                                                                                                                         
       Congressio                                                                                                                                       
       nal                                                                                                                                              
       operations     1,630,025,100     1,778,703,000     1,047,178,000         1,504,070,000          -125,955,100      -274,633,000      +456,892,000 
                                                                                                                                                        
 TITLE II--OTHER                                                                                                                                        
     AGENCIES                                                                                                                                           
                                                                                                                                                        
Botanic Garden...         3,230,000        10,370,000        10,053,000             3,053,000              -177,000        -7,317,000        -7,000,000 
Library of                                                                                                                                              
 Congress (except                                                                                                                                       
 CRS)............       263,116,000       290,225,000       246,863,000           266,116,000            +3,000,000       -24,109,000       +19,253,000 
Architect of the                                                                                                                                        
 Capitol (Library                                                                                                                                       
 buildings and                                                                                                                                          
 grounds)........        12,483,000        19,929,000        12,428,000            12,428,000               -55,000        -7,501,000   ................
Government                                                                                                                                              
 Printing Office                                                                                                                                        
 (except                                                                                                                                                
 congressional                                                                                                                                          
 printing and                                                                                                                                           
 binding)........        32,207,000        45,727,000        16,312,000            30,307,000            -1,900,000       -15,420,000       +13,995,000 
General                                                                                                                                                 
 Accounting                                                                                                                                             
 Office..........       449,360,000       472,660,000       392,864,000           374,406,000           -74,954,000       -98,254,000       -18,458,000 
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      Total,                                                                                                                                            
       title II,                                                                                                                                        
       Other                                                                                                                                            
       agencies..       760,396,000       838,911,000       678,520,000           686,310,000           -74,086,000      -152,601,000        +7,790,000 
                  ======================================================================================================================================
      Grand total     2,390,421,100     2,617,614,000     1,725,698,000         2,190,380,000          -200,041,100      -427,234,000      +464,682,000 
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\1\ The 1995 appropriation and budget estimate reflect current organization of House funding.