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105th Congress                                                   Report
                                 SENATE

 1st Session                                                      105-9
_______________________________________________________________________


 
     AUTHORIZING BIENNIAL EXPENDITURES BY COMMITTEES OF THE SENATE

                                _______
                                

                 March 20, 1997.--Ordered to be printed

_______________________________________________________________________


 Mr. Warner, from the Committee on Rules and Administration, submitted 
                             the following

                              R E P O R T

                       [To accompany S. Res. 54]

    The Committee on Rules and Administration, to which was 
referred the following Senate Resolutions: 20, 26, 27, 28, 29, 
30, 33, 34, 35, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 43, 44, 45, 46, reports, in 
lieu thereof, an original resolution, incorporating the 
provisions of the foregoing resolutions and recommends that the 
resolution be agreed to.

                          chairman's statement

    Since 1989, this Committee has adopted a biennial funding 
authorization for committees of the Senate. This policy has 
received strong support from the various committee chairmen and 
ranking members. The recommendation before the Rules Committee 
retains that policy for the 1997-1998 funding period.
    The total funding target for the 1997-1998 Omnibus 
Committee Funding Resolution is to be funded at 100 percent of 
the 1996 recurring budget authority which was funded in S. Res. 
73, 104th Congress. To the 1997 salary baseline, there is added 
a 2.8 percent Cost-of-Living-Adjustment (COLA) for January and 
February 1998.
    The salary baseline for 1998 is increased by 2.8 percent 
over the 1997 salary baseline. In addition, there is also a 2.6 
percent COLA for January and February 1999.
    It is the intent of the Committee on Rules and 
Administration that amounts included in the various committee 
budgets for COLAs in January and February 1998 and 1999 shall 
be used only for COLAs authorized by the order of the President 
pro tempore of the Senate pursuant to 2 U.S.C. 60a-1.
    The Rules Committee has authorized the use of unexpended 
funds in some form since 1989. In 1991, this committee informed 
Senate committees in Senate Report 102-15, and during the 
debate of that resolution that the policy being adopted would 
permit committees to retain 50 percent of their unexpended 
funds as of February 28, 1993, to cover non-recurring needs 
that enhance efficiency in the committee. When S. Res. 71, the 
omnibus committee funding resolution for the 103d Congress, was 
considered by the Senate, it was amended to contain language 
that no Committee of the Senate may carry over an unexpended 
balance beyond March 1, 1995. The resolution reported herewith 
does not permit committees to carry forward funds but does 
continue to provide a special reserve into which the unexpended 
balances of the committees will be transferred after 
obligations incurred during the funding period ending on the 
last day of February, 1997 have been paid.
    The purpose of this special reserve is to fund special, 
unanticipated, non-recurring needs of committees and may be 
granted to such committees whose Chairman and Ranking Member 
submit a request for approval from the Chairman and Ranking 
Member of the Committee on Rules and Administration. No 
requests by any committee for non-recurring funds are included 
in this resolution, nor have any Committees been allowed to use 
non-authorized non-recurring funding from the 104th Congress as 
part of the base for calculating this biennal funding 
reduction.
    This budget continues to hold the line on committee 
spending. The total number of full-time committee employees in 
1997 will be reduced from the number in 1996, which itself is 
still less than authorized in 1980. The number of employees 
authorized by this resolution totals 924--a 2.5 percent 
reduction or 23 staff. On a deflated basis, the total 
authorized dollar value in 1997-1998 for Senate committees will 
be less than in 1980.
    In conclusion, the recommendations contained in this 
resolution maintain a freeze and demonstrate the resolve that 
this Committee has in holding down committee spending. It is 
one that should be adopted by the full Senate.

Sec. 3--Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

1995 funds authorized by S. Res. 73.....................      $1,708,179
1996 funds authorized by S. Res. 73.....................       1,746,459
1997 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       1,747,544
1998 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       1,792,747

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                            1997 funds      1998 funds  
                                           authorized by   authorized by
                                            S. Res. 54      S. Res. 54  
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline.........................      $1,626,742      $1,626,742
Jan/Feb 98 COLA.........................           7,592               0
Jan/Feb 98 COLA annualized..............               0          45,549
Jan/Feb 99 COLA.........................               0           7,246
Consultants.............................               0               0
Training................................               0               0
Administrative expenses.................         113,210         113,210
                                         -------------------------------
      Total funds authorized............       1,747,544       1,792,747
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sec. 4--Committee on Appropriations

1995 funds authorized by S. Res. 73.....................      $4,823,586
1996 funds authorized by S. Res. 73.....................       4,931,401
1997 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       4,953,132
1998 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       5,082,521

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                            1997 funds      1998 funds  
                                           authorized by   authorized by
                                            S. Res. 54      S. Res. 54  
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline.........................      $4,656,401      $4,656,401
Jan/Feb 98 COLA.........................          21,731               0
Jan/Feb 98 COLA annualized..............               0         130,379
Jan/Feb 99 COLA.........................               0          20,741
Consultants.............................         175,000         175,000
Training................................           5,000           5,000
Administrative expenses.................          95,000          95,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Total funds authorized............       4,953,132       5,082,521
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sec. 5--Committee on Armed Services

1995 funds authorized by S. Res. 73.....................      $2,641,704
1996 funds authorized by S. Res. 73.....................       2,702,669
1997 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       2,704,397
1998 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       2,776,389

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                            1997 funds      1998 funds  
                                           authorized by   authorized by
                                            S. Res. 54      S. Res. 54  
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline.........................      $2,590,811      $2,590,811
Jan/Feb 98 COLA.........................          12,091               0
Jan/Feb 98 COLA annualized..............               0          72,543
Jan/Feb 99 COLA.........................               0          11,540
Consultants.............................               0               0
Training................................               0               0
Administrative expenses.................         101,495         101,495
                                         -------------------------------
      Total funds authorized............       2,704,397       2,776,389
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sec. 6--Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

1995 funds authorized by S. Res. 73.....................      $2,788,802
1996 funds authorized by S. Res. 73.....................       2,851,936
1997 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       2,853,725
1998 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       2,928,278

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                            1997 funds      1998 funds  
                                           authorized by   authorized by
                                            S. Res. 54      S. Res. 54  
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline.........................      $2,682,961      $2,682,961
Jan/Feb 98 COLA.........................          12,521               0
Jan/Feb 98 COLA annualized..............               0          75,123
Jan/Feb 99 COLA.........................               0          11,951
Consultants.............................          20,000          20,000
Training................................             850             850
Administrative expenses.................         137,393         137,393
                                         -------------------------------
      Total funds authorized............       2,853,725       2,928,278
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sec. 7--Committee on the Budget

1995 funds authorized by S. Res. 71.....................      $3,032,295
1996 funds authorized by S. Res. 73.....................       3,103,181
1997 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       3,105,190
1998 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       3,188,897

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                            1997 funds      1998 funds  
                                           authorized by   authorized by
                                            S. Res. 54      S. Res. 54  
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline.........................      $3,012,413      $3,012,413
Jan/Feb 98 COLA.........................          14,059               0
Jan/Feb 98 COLA annualized..............               0          84,348
Jan/Feb 99 COLA.........................               0          13,418
Consulants..............................  ..............  ..............
Training................................               0               0
Administrative expenses.................          78,718          78,718
                                         -------------------------------
      Total funds authorized............       3,105,190       3,188,897
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sec. 8--Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

1995 funds authorized by S. Res. 73.....................      $3,369,312
1996 funds authorized by S. Res. 73.....................       3,445,845
1997 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       3,448,034
1998 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       3,539,226

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                            1997 funds      1998 funds  
                                           authorized by   authorized by
                                            S. Res. 54      S. Res. 54  
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline.........................      $3,281,779      $3,281,779
Jan/Feb COLA............................          15,316               0
Jan/Feb 98 COLA annualized..............               0          91,890
Jan/Feb 99 COLA.........................               0          14,618
Consulants..............................               0               0
Training................................               0               0
Administrative expense..................         150,939         150,939
                                         -------------------------------
      Total funds authorized............       3,448,034       3,539,226
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sec. 9--Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

1995 funds authorized by S. Res. 73.....................      $2,579,566
1996 funds authorized by S. Res. 73.....................       2,636,292
1997 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       2,637,966
1998 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       2,707,696

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                            1997 funds      1998 funds  
                                           authorized by   authorized by
                                             S. Res 54      S. Res. 54  
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline.........................      $2,509,402      $2,509,402
Jan/Feb 98 COLA.........................          11,711               0
Jan/Feb 98 COLA annualized..............               0          70,263
Jan/Feb 99 COLA.........................               0          11,178
Consultants.............................               0               0
Training................................               0               0
Administrative expenses.................         116,853         116,853
                                         -------------------------------
      Total funds authorized............       2,637,966       2,707,696
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sec. 10--Committee on Environment and Public Works

1995 funds authorized by S. Res. 73.....................      $2,376,346
1996 funds authorized by S. Res. 73.....................       2,430,379
1997 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       2,431,871
1998 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       2,494,014

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                            1997 funds      1998 funds  
                                           authorized by   authorized by
                                            S. Res. 54      S. Res. 54  
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline.........................      $2,236,370      $2,236,370
Jan/Feb 98 COLA.........................          10,437               0
Jan/Feb 98 COLA annualized..............               0          62,618
Jan/Feb 99 COLA.........................               0           9,962
Consultants.............................           8,000           8,000
Training................................           2,000           2,000
Administrative expenses.................         175,064         175,064
                                         -------------------------------
      Total funds authorized............       2,431,871       2,494,014
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sec. 11--Committee on Finance

1995 funds authorized by S. Res. 73.....................      $2,960,173
1996 funds authorized by S. Res. 73.....................       3,026,449
1997 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       3,028,328
1998 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       3,106,591

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                            1997 funds      1998 funds  
                                           authorized by   authorized by
                                            S. Res. 54      S. Res. 54  
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline.........................      $2,816,516      $2,816,516
Jan/Feb 98 COLA.........................          13,145               0
Jan/Feb 98 COLA annualized..............               0          78,862
Jan/Feb 99 COLA.........................               0          12,546
Consultants.............................          30,000          30,000
Training................................          10,000          10,000
Administrative expenses.................         158,667         158,667
                                         -------------------------------
      Total funds authorized............       3,028,328       3,106,591
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sec. 12--Committee on Foreign Relations

1995 funds authorized by S. Res. 73.....................      $2,647,720
1996 funds authorized by S. Res. 73.....................       2,708,841
1997 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       2,710,573
1998 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       2,782,749

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                            1997 funds      1998 funds  
                                           authorized by   authorized by
                                            S. Res. 54      S. Res. 54  
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline.........................      $2,597,439       2,597,439
Jan/Feb 98 COLA.........................          12,122               0
Jan/Feb 98 COLA annualized..............               0          72,728
Jan/Feb 99 COLA.........................               0          11,570
Consultants.............................               0               0
Training................................               0               0
Administrative expenses.................         101,012         101,012
                                         -------------------------------
      Total funds authorized............       2,710,573       2,782,749
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sec. 13--Committee on Governmental Affairs

1995 funds authorized by S. Res. 73.....................      $4,429,312
1996 funds authorized by S. Res. 73.....................       4,530,725
1997 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       4,533,600
1998 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       4,653,386

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                            1997 funds      1998 funds  
                                           authorized by   authorized by
                                            S. Res. 54      S. Res. 54  
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline.........................      $4,310,790      $4,310,790
Jan/Feb 98 COLA.........................          20,118               0
Jan/Feb 98 COLA annualized..............               0         120,702
Jan/Feb 99 COLA.........................               0          19,202
Consultants.............................               0               0
Training................................               0               0
Administrative expenses.................         202,692         202,692
                                         -------------------------------
      Total funds authorized............       4,533,600       4,653,386
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sec. 14--Committee on the Judiciary

1995 funds authorized by S. Res. 73.....................      $4,260,450
1996 funds authorized by S. Res. 73.....................       4,359,828
1997 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       4,362,646
1998 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       4,480,028

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                            1997 funds      1998 funds  
                                           authorized by   authorized by
                                            S. Res. 54      S. Res. 54  
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline.........................      $4,224,305      $4,224,305
Jan/Feb 98 COLA.........................          19,715               0
Jan/Feb 98 COLA annualized..............               0         118,281
Jan/Feb 99 COLA.........................               0          18,816
Consultants.............................               0               0
Training................................               0               0
Administrative expenses.................         118,626         118,626
                                         -------------------------------
      Total funds authorized............       4,362,646       4,480,028
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sec. 15--Committee on Labor and Human Resources

1995 funds authorized by S. Res. 73.....................      $4,018,406
1996 funds authorized by S. Res. 73.....................       4,111,256
1997 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       4,113,888
1998 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       4,223,533

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                            1997 funds      1998 funds  
                                           authorized by   authorized by
                                            S. Res. 54      S. Res. 54  
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline.........................      $3,907,642      $3,907,642
Jan/Feb 98 COLA.........................          18,236               0
Jan/Feb 98 COLA annualized..............               0         110,469
Jan/Feb 99 COLA.........................               0          17,412
Consultants.............................               0               0
Training................................               0               0
Administrative expenses.................         188,010         188,010
                                         -------------------------------
      Total funds authorized............       4,113,888       4,223,533
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sec. 16--Committee on Rules and Administration

1995 funds authorized by S. Res. 73.....................      $1,309,439
1996 funds authorized by S. Res. 73.....................       1,340,234
1997 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       1,339,106
1998 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       1,375,472

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                            1997 funds      1998 funds  
                                           authorized by   authorized by
                                            S. Res. 54      S. Res. 54  
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline.........................      $1,308,670      $1,308,670
Jan/Feb 98 COLA.........................           6,107               0
Jan/Feb 98 COLA annualized..............               0          36,643
Jan/Feb 99 COLA.........................               0           5,830
Consultants.............................               0               0
Training................................               0               0
Administrative expenses.................          24,329          24,329
                                         -------------------------------
      Total funds authorized............       1,339,106       1,375,472
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sec. 17--Committee on Small Business

1995 funds authorized by S. Res. 73.....................      $1,059,861
1996 funds authorized by S. Res. 73.....................       1,083,793
1997 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       1,084,471
1998 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       1,112,732

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                            1997 funds      1998 funds  
                                           authorized by   authorized by
                                            S. Res. 54       S. Res 54  
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline.........................      $1,017,031      $1,017,031
Jan/Feb COLA............................           4,746               0
Jan/Feb 98 COLA annualized..............               0          28,477
Jan/Feb 99 COLA.........................               0           4,530
Consultants.............................               0               0
Training................................               0               0
Administrative expenses.................          62,694          62,694
                                         -------------------------------
      Total funds authorized............       1,084,471       1,112,732
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sec. 18--Committee on Veterans Affairs

1995 funds authorized by S. Res. 73.....................      $1,097,451
1996 funds authorized by S. Res. 73.....................       1,122,714
1997 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       1,123,430
1998 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       1,153,263

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                            1997 funds      1998 funds  
                                           authorized by   authorized by
                                            S. Res. 54       S. Res 54  
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline.........................      $1,073,599      $1,073,599
Jan/Feb 98 COLA.........................           5,010               0
Jan/Feb 98 COLA annualized..............               0          30,061
Jan/Feb 99 COLA.........................               0           4,782
Consultants.............................               0               0
Training................................               0               0
Administrative expenses.................          44,821          44,821
                                         -------------------------------
      Total funds authorized............       1,123,430       1,153,263
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sec. 19--Special Committee on Aging

1995 funds authorized by S. Res. 73.....................      $1,108,255
1996 funds authorized by S. Res. 73.....................       1,132,974
1997 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       1,133,674
1998 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       1,162,865

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                            1997 funds      1998 funds  
                                           authorized by   authorized by
                                            S. Res. 54      S. Res. 54  
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline.........................      $1,050,472      $1,050,472
Jan/Feb 98 COLA.........................           4,902               0
Jan/Feb 98 COLA annualized..............               0          29,413
Jan/Feb 99 COLA.........................               0           4,690
Consultants.............................               0               0
Training................................               0               0
Administrative expenses.................          78,300          78,300
                                         -------------------------------
      Total funds authorized............       1,133,674       1,162,865
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sec. 20--Select Committee on Intelligence

1995 funds authorized by S. Res. 73.....................      $2,064,860
1996 funds authorized by S. Res. 73.....................       2,113,120
1997 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       2,114,489
1998 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       2,171,507

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                            1997 funds      1998 funds  
                                           authorized by   authorized by
                                            S. Res. 54      S. Res. 54  
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline.........................      $2,051,975      $2,051,975
Jan/Feb 98 COLA.........................           9,577               0
Jan/Feb 98 COLA annualized..............               0          57,455
Jan/Feb 99 COLA.........................               0           9,140
Consultants.............................               0               0
Training................................               0               0
Administrative expenses.................          52,937          52,937
                                         -------------------------------
      Total funds authorized............       2,114,489       2,171,507
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sec. 21--Committee on Indian Affairs

1995 funds authorized by S. Res. 73.....................      $1,119,088
1996 funds authorized by S. Res. 73.....................       1,143,036
1997 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       1,143,715
1998 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       1,171,994

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                            1997 funds      1998 funds  
                                           authorized by   authorized by
                                            S. Res. 54      S. Res. 54  
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline.........................      $1,017,712      $1,017,712
Jan/Feb 98 COLA.........................            4750               0
Jan/Feb 98 COLA annualized..............               0          28,496
Jan/Feb 99 COLA.........................               0           4,533
Consultants.............................               0               0
Training................................               0               0
Administrative expenses.................         121,253         121,253
                                         -------------------------------
      Total funds authorized............       1,143,715       1,171,994
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                               background

    The Committee on Rules and Administration held hearings on 
February 4, 5, and 6, 1997, to receive testimony from chairmen 
and ranking minority members of Senate Committees on their 
committee funding requests for the funding period March 1, 
1997, through September 30, 1998, and for the funding period 
March 1, 1998, through February 28, 1999. The Committee then 
held a markup on February 12, 1997, and reported an original 
resolution authorizing biennial expenditures by the committees 
of the Senate. This ``omnibus'' biennial funding resolution in 
the amount of $50,569,779 for 1997 and $51,903,888 for 1998 was 
reported in lieu of the following resolutions which were 
reported by the Senate committees in conformance with paragraph 
9 of Rule XXVI and referred to the Rules Committee: Senate 
Resolutions 20, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 33, 34, 35, 37, 38, 39, 40, 
41, 43, 44, 45, 46.
    The total funding target for the 1997-1998 Omnibus 
Committee Funding Resolution is to be funded at 100 percent of 
the 1996 recurring budget authority which was funded in S. Res. 
73, 104th Congress. To the 1997 salary baseline, there is added 
a 2.8 percent Cost-of-Living-Adjustment (COLA) for January and 
February, 1998.
    The salary baseline for 1998 is increased by 2.8 percent 
over the 1997 salary baseline. In addition, there is also a 2.6 
percent COLA for January and February 1999.
    The Rules Committee budget request for 1997 and 1998 came 
in under guidelines. The following 14 committees adhered to the 
guidelines promulgated by the Rules Committee: Agriculture, 
Appropriations, Armed Services, Banking, Budget, Commerce, 
Energy, Environment, Foreign Relations, Indian Affairs, 
Judiciary, Labor, Small Business, and Aging.
    Committees requesting funds in excess of these guidelines 
either on a recurring or non-recurring basis were directed to 
include as part of their budget submission a full justification 
for such exception.
    Accordingly, the Finance Committee submitted a request for 
additional non-recurring funds during 1997 and 1998 in the 
amount of $611,136 to hire four investigators to examine abuses 
in the I.R.S. The Governmental Affairs Committee submitted a 
request for recurring funds that followed guidelines but in 
addition, submitted a non-recurring request for 1997 of 
$6,517,121 to hire 80 staff to investigate foreign campaign 
contributions and fund raising activities in the 1996 
Presidential campaign. The Veterans' Affairs Committee 
submitted a request for recurring funds that followed 
guidelines but, in addition, submitted a non-recurring request 
for 1997 of $1,653,020 to hire 20 staff to investigate the 
Persian Gulf War Syndrome. The Select Committee on Intelligence 
submitted a request for additional non-recurring funds during 
1997 and 1998 in the amount of $794,222 to hire six 
professional staff members in order to improve the liaison 
relationship with all of their current Members as well as 
support their increased membership.
    At the markup on February 12, 1997, the Rules Committee 
recommended that all committee recurring funding for 1997 and 
1998 be reported at the prescribed guidelines.
    For those committees which submitted requests that did not 
adhere to guidelines the Committee agreed to consider their 
needs at a future date.


                       cost-of-living adjustments

    It is the intent of the Committee on Rules and 
Administration that amounts included in the various committee 
budgets for COLAs in January and February 1998 and 1999 shall 
be used only for COLAs authorized by the order of the President 
pro tempore of the Senate pursuant to section 4 of the Federal 
Pay Comparability Act of 1970 (2 U.S.C. 60a-1). If the 
President pro tempore does not authorize the COLAs for 1998 and 
1999, funds authorized for that purpose by this resolution may 
not be expended.

                        stationery room expenses

    Effective March 1, 1988, under the provision of Section 
2(c)(3) of S. Res. 381, agreed to February 26, 1988, expenses 
are certified and paid in the same manner as official long 
distance phone calls for Senate committees. This change has 
brought committee procedure in conformity with the 
certification and payment process now in effect for Members' 
personal offices.
    This method of payment only permits the certification of 
authorized purchases of official office supplies that would be 
in order for approval if vouchered separately.

                          official mail costs

    Pursuant to section 10 of Pub.L. 101-520, 101st Congress, 
2nd Session, committees funded by this resolution are granted 
the authority to send official mail, other than franked mail, 
through the Senate post office and to have the cost of such 
mail charged to their official office expenses accounts in a 
manner similar to the purchase of supplies from the Senate 
stationery store. Therefore, vouchers will not be required for 
payments to the Postmaster, United States Senate. The principal 
category of mail for which this authority is established is 
express mail, but it may be used for any postal services 
available from the Senate post office.
    The 60-day pre-election moratorium on mass mailings does 
not apply to a committee when such mass mailings are mailed 
under the frank of the chairman and relate to the normal and 
regular business of the committee.

                 metered charges for copying equipment

    To reduce paperwork and expedite payments, the Sergeant at 
Arms has requested that vouchers not be required for the 
payment of metered charges for copying equipment. Expenses 
associated with metered charges for copying equipment will be 
certified and paid in the same manner as official long distance 
phone calls for Senate committees. This charge has brought 
committee procedure in conformity with the certification and 
payment process now in effect for Members' personal offices 
authorized by section 4 of Pub.L. 101-520, 101st Congress, 
second session, (2 U.S.C. 58(a), as amended).

               senate recording and photographic services

    In accordance with 2 U.S.C. 123b and the regulations 
promulgated by the Committee on Rules and Administration on 
June 17, 1992, official expenses incurred by a committee at the 
Senate Recording and Photographic Studios may be certified and 
paid in the same manner as stationery supplies purchased from 
the Senate Stationery Room. ``Official expenses'' has the 
meaning given to it by Interpretative Ruling No. 442, issued 
April 15, 1992, by the Select Committee on Ethics.

                          printing and binding

    Committee expenditures for printing and binding continue to 
be a substantial cost to the Senate. Such costs include both 
the costs of printing the documents, and the costs of preparing 
the manuscripts by GPO's detailed personnel. Although printing 
and binding funds are not included in individual committee 
budgets, wise use of the funds provided through Legislative 
Branch Appropriations is a serious concern to the Rules 
Committee.
    The small increase in printing and binding costs observed 
from the 103d to the 104th Congress reflects the effect of an 
increase granted to GPO in the rates billed to Congress for 
document printing and detailed personnel, the first such 
increase in several years. Continued efforts by committees to 
effect efficiencies in their printing operations have helped to 
offset the impact of this rate increase on overall costs.
    Overtime charges incurred by committees who have GPO detail 
printers have been reduced from $628,616 in the 102d Congress 
to $427,269 in the 104th Congress, a reduction of 32 percent. 
This committee recognizes those committees who have brought 
about this savings through positive efforts to assure that 
their printers' time is being used in the most efficient 
manner.
    Nevertheless, the extraordinary cost of overtime charges is 
of continuing concern to this committee. We especially urge 
those committees who incur overtime charges on a continuing 
basis to evaluate their printing operations, with an eye to 
minimizing printer's overtime except on a temporary basis when 
the extraordinary cost can be justified by the need for timely 
delivery of the committee's legislative papers.
    It is the intent of this committee that Senate committees 
adhere strictly to the provisions of Title 44 governing the 
printing and binding of documents.
    A committee may not procure more than 300 copies of a 
hearing or other document germane thereto except as authorized 
by 44 U.S.C. 703. That section provides that extra copies not 
exceeding $700 in cost may be obtained upon an order of the 
Joint Committee on Printing; extra copies at a cost of $700 to 
$1,200 must be authorized by simple resolution of the Senate; 
and cost exceeding $1,200 requires approval of both houses of 
Congress upon concurrent or joint resolution. Such resolutions 
requesting printing are referred to the Committee on Rules and 
Administration.
    ``Extra copies'' means additional numbers ordered at the 
time of original printing. Reprinting a document at a later 
time must be treated as a new publication.

                                                        PRINTING AND BINDING--1993-96--COMMITTEES                                                       
                                                                   [In whole dollars]                                                                   
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                                                                                                                                   Change 1993-         
                                     1993         1994     Total  1993-  Percent      1995         1996     Total  1995-  Percent  94 to 1995-   Percent
                                                                94        Total                                  96        Total        96       change 
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Agriculture....................       85,524       40,274      125,798      1.57       28,181      128,612      156,793      1.81      30,995      24.64
Appropriations.................      571,069      557,457    1,128,526     14.12      608,148      599,490    1,207,638     13.96      79,112       7.01
Armed Services.................      142,032      185,284      327,316      4.10      152,543      130,802      283,345      3.28     (43,971)    -13.43
Banking........................      270,979      128,921      399,900      5.00      669,654       98,746      768,400      8.88     368,500      92.15
Budget.........................      248,886        9,895      258,781      3.24      462,187       90,462      552,649      6.39     293,868     113.56
Commerce.......................      158,984      143,490      302,474      3.79      109,016      270,239      379,255      4.38      76,781      25.38
Energy.........................      187,356      120,661      308,017      3.85      257,886      195,229      453,115      5.24     145,098      47.11
Enviroment.....................      225,003      428,262      653,265      8.18      121,693      323,705      445,398      5.15    (207,867)    -31.82
Finance........................      184,861       94,327      279,188      3.49      178,714      153,418      332,132      3.84      52,944      18.96
Foreign Relations..............      271,050      170,362      441,412      5.52      140,092      158,412      298,504      3.45    (142,908)    -32.38
Governmental Affairs...........      534,239      172,281      706,520      8.84      289,634      373,432      663,066      7.67     (43,454)     -6.15
Judiciary......................      553,632      169,283      722,915      9.05      241,683      419,267      660,950      7.64     (61,965)     -8.57
Labor..........................      168,462      167,623      336,085      4.21      351,790      111,442      463,232      5.36     127,147      37.83
Rules..........................       70,277       10,745       81,022      1.01       96,301       37,034      133,335      1.54      52,313      64.57
Small Business.................       78,550       83,125      161,675      2.02      125,060      100,017      225,077      2.60      63,402      39.22
Veterans.......................       58,821       48,340      107,161      1.34       51,254        4,931       56,185       .65     (50,976)    -47.57
Aging..........................      175,673       99,695      275,368      3.45       92,049       67,668      159,717      1.85    (115,651)    -42.00
Ethics.........................       73,009       26,864       99,873      1.25      461,074      132,798      593,872      6.87     493,999     494.63
Indian Affairs.................      207,883      149,440      357,323      4.47      214,439      135,233      349,672      4.04      (7,651)     -2.14
Intelligence...................      240,916       51,447      292,363      3.66       78,753       28,047      106,800      1.23    (185,563)    -63.47
JCP............................      203,079      131,270      334,349      4.18       66,057        2,761       68,818       .80    (265,531)    -79.42
JEC............................      114,863      176,065      290,928      3.64      134,890      156,193      291,083      3.37         155        .05
                                ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total....................    4,825,148    3,165,111    7,990,259    100.00    4,931,098    3,717,938    8,649,036    100.00     658,777       8.24
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                                                          SENATE COSTS FOR PRINTING AND BINDING                                                         
                                                                [in thousands of dollars]                                                               
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                                                                                                                                       1987 to   Percent
                                    1987      1988      1989      1990      1991      1992      1993      1994      1995      1996      1996     change 
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Agriculture.....................       211       297       173       183       334        97        86        40        28       129      (82)    -38.86
Appropriations..................       658       783       620       796       882       574       571       557       608       599      (59)     -8.97
Armed Services..................       378       506       373       506       333       179       142       185       153       131     (247)    -65.34
Banking.........................       327       289       297       574       599       530       271       129       670        99     (228)    -69.72
Budget..........................       253       136        83       150        92       121       249        10       462        90     (163)    -64.43
Commerce........................       564       416       343       667       259       132       159       143       109       270     (294)    -52.13
Energy..........................       714       681       582       652       438       274       187       121       258       195     (519)    -72.69
Environment.....................       423       434       319       484       275       178       225       428       122       324      (99)    -23.40
Finance.........................       428       510       261       267       242       275       185        94       179       153     (275)    -64.25
Foreign Relations...............       300       358       331       419       336       314       271       170       140       158     (142)    -47.33
Government Affairs..............       533       602       525       866       534       433       534       172       289       373     (160)    -30.02
Judiciary.......................       636       182       847       611       835       622       554       169       242       419     (217)    -34.12
Labor...........................       428       510       273       359       370       160       168       168       352       111     (317)    -74.07
Rules...........................       128        78        47        57        73        77        70        11        96        37      (91)    -71.09
Small Business..................       133       109        99       154        81       105        79        83       125       100      (33)    -24.81
Veterans........................        93       129       129       148        78        73        59        48        51         5      (88)    -94.62
Aging...........................       204       154       136       175       259       199       176       100        92        68     (136)    -66.67
Ethics..........................        71        34        31       312       410        55        73        27       461       133       62      87.32
Indian Affairs..................        95       208       296       307       259       216       208       149       214       135       40      42.11
Intelligence....................        50        21        41         6        21        11       241        51        79        28      (22)    -44.00
JCP.............................       126        84       186       150       414       187       115       176        66         3     (123)    -97.62
JEC.............................       582       334       393       403       390       235       203       131       135       156     (426)    -73.20
                                 -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total.....................     7,335     6,855     6,385     8,246     7,514     5,047     4,826     3,162     4,931     3,716   (3,619)    -49.34
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                                                         DETAILED PRINTERS--1993-96--COMMITTEES                                                         
                                                                   [In whole dollars]                                                                   
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                                                                                                                                Change 1993-            
                                  1993         1994     Total  1993-  Percent      1995         1996     Total  1995-  Percent  94 to 1995-    Percent  
                                                             94        total                                  96        total        96         change  
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Agriculture.................       53,813       54,964      108,777      3.98       45,936       51,713       97,649      3.62     (11,128)       -10.23
Appropriations..............      306,438      302,798      609,236     22.27      288,539      325,755      614,294     22.78       5,058           .83
Armed Services..............       58,173       50,111      108,284      3.96       54,034       46,065      100,099      3.71      (8,185)        -7.56
Banking.....................       90,875      120,388      211,263      7.72      134,404      172,059      306,463     11.36      95,200         45.06
Budget......................       90,231       53,892      144,123      5.27       62,273       56,043      118,316      4.39     (25,807)       -17.91
Commerce....................            0            0            0      0.00       50,099       79,181      129,280      4.79     129,280       9999.99
Energy......................       48,825       38,674       87,499      3.20       52,413       61,187      113,600      4.21      26,101         29.83
Environment.................       40,572        4,075       44,647      1.63            0            0            0      0.00     (44,647)      -100.00
Finance.....................      204,861      180,150      385,011     14.07      126,261       99,799      226,060      8.38    (158,951)       -41.28
Foreign Relations...........      126,283      112,294      238,577      8.72      117,450      128,738      246,188      9.13       7,611          3.19
Governmental Affairs........      110,055       98,154      208,209      7.61       91,481      105,516      196,997      7.30     (11,212)        -5.38
Judiciary...................      113,780       92,068      205,848      7.52       95,750      112,436      208,186      7.72       2,338          1.14
Labor.......................       56,720       47,433      104,153      3.81       45,612       54,510      100,122      3.71      (4,031)        -3.87
Rules.......................            0            0            0      0.00            0            0            0      0.00           0          0.00
Small Business..............            0            0            0      0.00            0            0            0      0.00           0          0.00
Veterans....................       48,797        2,523       51,320      1.88            0            0            0      0.00     (51,320)      -100,00
Aging.......................       52,575       46,476       99,051      3.62       44,240       56,711      100,951      3.74       1,900          1.92
Ethics......................            0            0            0      0.00            0            0            0      0.00           0          0.00
Indian Affairs..............       67,392       62,837      130,229      4.76       64,598       74,208      138,806      5.15       8,577          6.59
Intelligence................            0            0            0      0.00            0            0            0      0.00           0          0.00
JCP.........................            0            0            0      0.00            0            0            0      0.00           0          0.00
JEC.........................            0            0            0      0.00            0            0            0      0.00           0          0.00
                             ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total.................    1,469,390    1,266,837    2,736,227    100.00    1,273,090    1,423,921    2,697,011    100.00     (39,216)        -1.43
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                                                           SENATE COSTS FOR DETAILED PRINTERS                                                           
                                                                [In thousands of dollars]                                                               
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                                                                                                                                    1997 to    Percent  
                                 1987      1988      1989      1990      1991      1992      1993      1994      1995      1996      1996       change  
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Agriculture..................        60        55        49       125       132        53        54        55        46        52       (8)       -13.33
Appropriations...............       211       233       242       328       406       297       306       303       289       326      115         54.50
Armed Services...............        36        51        42        57        70        58        58        50        54        46       10         27.78
Banking......................        39        41        35        60        71        90        91       120       134       172      133        341.03
Budget.......................        88        85        84       116       128        95        90        54        62        56      (32)       -36.36
Commerce.....................         0         0         0         1         0         0         0         0        50        79       79      9,999.99
Energy.......................         0         0         0         5        57        47        49        39        52        61       61      9,999.99
Environment..................         0         0         0         0        39        46        41         4         0         0        0          0.00
Finance......................       164       169       172       198       298       206       205       180       126       100      (64)       -39.02
Foreign Relations............       101       108        87       113       138       112       126       112       117       129       28         27.72
Governmental Affairs.........        72        57        50        59       146       115       110        98        91       106       34         47.22
Judiciary....................       200       150       160       177       253       163       114        92        96       112      (88)       -44.00
Labor........................        49        41        37        62        73        33        57        48        46        55        6         12.24
Rules........................        15         3         3         5         2         1         0         0         0         0      (15)      -100.00
Small Business...............         0         0         0         0         0         0         0         0         0         0        0          0.00
Veterans.....................        56         5        24        46        55        45        49         3         0         0      (56)      -100.00
Aging........................        47        47        38        55        64        51        53        46        44        57       10         21.28
Ethics.......................         0         0         0         0         1         0         0         0         0         0        0          0.00
Indian Affairs...............        48        58        51        62        79        61        67        63        65        74       26         54.17
Intelligence.................        35        46         7         0         0         0         0         0         o         0      (35)      -100.00
JCP..........................       170       141       198        44       111        35         0         0         0         0     (170)      -100.00
JEC..........................        43        39         6         0         0         0         0         0         0         0      (43)      -100.00
                              --------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total..................     1,434     1,329     1,285     1,513     2,123     1,508     1,470     1,267     1,272     1,425       (9)         -.63
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                           Detailed Employees

    Sections 3 through 21 of the omnibus resolution includes 
specific authorizing language on the use of detailed employees 
on either a reimbursable, or non-reimbursable, basis. This 
language, which has been included in the previous four biennial 
funding resolutions, continues the practice that permits the 
detail or assignment of personnel from departments or agencies 
of the government to the staff of a committee without 
reimbursement of that person's salary. The Committee on Rules 
and Administration intends that government employees, whose pay 
is disbursed by an agency of the Federal government and who is 
detailed or assigned to a committee under a fellowship program, 
must comply with Rule 27, paragraph 4, of the Standing Rules of 
the Senate.
    In addition, S. Res. 77 (79th Congress, 1st Session) will 
continue to apply to the use by a committee of assigned or 
detailed personnel on a reimbursement basis. The prior consent 
of the Government department or agency concerned and the 
Committee on Rules and Administration will be required with 
regard to the use of all such personnel, whether on a 
reimbursable or non-reimbursable basis pursuant to Standing 
Rule XXVII paragraph 4.

                                DETAILEES                               
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                 Agency                    Period begins    Period ends 
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         COMMITTEE: AGRICULTURE                                         
                                                                        
Fiscal year 1995:                                                       
    U.S.D.A. Natural Resources                                          
     Conservation Service...............         8/21/95        11/12/95
    USDA................................         5/01/95        12/31/95
    USDA Consolidated Farm Service                                      
     Agency.............................         5/08/95        12/31/95
    Commodity Futures Trading Commission         5/01/95         2/13/96
    Treasury, Secret Service............         3/01/95         2/28/96
    USDA................................         2/20/96         2/28/96
Fiscal year 1996:                                                       
    U.S. Department of Interior (Fish &                                 
     Wildlife)..........................        10/07/96         1/01/97
    GAO.................................         2/01/97         2/28/97
    U.S. Department of Interior.........         8/28/96        10/10/96
    Treasury, Secret Service............         3/01/96         8/31/96
    USDA................................         3/01/96         7/20/96
                                                                        
        COMMITTEE: APPROPRIATIONS                                       
                                                                        
Fiscal year 1995:                                                       
    Librarian of Congress...............         8/17/95         8/29/95
    U.S. Coast Guard (Department of                                     
     Transportation)....................         2/12/96         2/29/96
    Department of Education.............         3/01/95         5/31/95
    GAO.................................         5/23/95         9/30/95
    Department of the Army..............         3/01/95        10/31/95
    Department of Defense, ARPA.........         4/03/95        12/31/95
    United States Navy..................         7/17/95         2/29/96
    Secret Service......................         1/08/96         2/29/96
    OMB.................................         3/01/95         9/15/95
    Army National Guard.................         3/27/95        12/31/95
    National Guard Bureau...............         3/01/95        12/19/95
    GAO.................................         3/01/95         7/17/95
    U.S. Department of Education........         5/22/95         9/30/95
    U.S. Secret Service.................         3/01/95        12/31/95
    HHS.................................         1/25/96         2/29/96
    Department of the Interior..........         3/01/95        12/31/95
    Department of Commerce..............         3/01/95        10/31/95
    HHS.................................         3/01/95         2/03/96
    Department of Justice...............         1/31/96         2/29/96
    Department of Labor.................         3/01/95         2/29/96
    GAO.................................         3/01/95         2/29/96
    DOE.................................         3/01/95         2/29/96
Fiscal year 1996:                                                       
    Department of Transportation........         3/25/96         2/28/97
    GAO.................................        10/15/96         2/28/97
    U.S. Coast Guard (Department of                                     
     Transportation)....................         3/01/96        12/30/96
    HHS/Nat. Institutes of Health.......         6/24/96         2/28/97
    Department of the Interior..........         3/11/96        12/31/96
    GAO.................................         3/04/96        10/31/96
    Secret Service......................         3/01/96        12/31/96
    Agriculture (Forest Service)........         2/03/97         2/28/97
    Department of the Treasury..........         2/18/97         2/28/97
    Smithsonian.........................         3/31/96         4/09/96
    HHS.................................         3/01/96         7/25/96
    GSA.................................         2/18/97         2/28/97
    Department of the Air Force.........         2/12/97         2/28/97
    HHS.................................         2/07/97         2/28/97
    Department of Justice...............         3/01/96        10/31/96
    Department of Labor.................         3/01/96         1/09/97
    Department of Labor.................         1/10/97         2/28/97
    GAO.................................         3/01/96        10/31/96
    Department of Education.............         3/01/96         1/06/97
                                                                        
        COMMITTEE: ARMED SERVICES                                       
                                                                        
Fiscal year 1995:                                                       
    GAO.................................         5/08/95         2/29/96
    CIA.................................         2/08/96         2/29/96
Fiscal year 1996:                                                       
    Department of Defense...............         3/28/96         5/31/96
    GAO.................................         3/01/96        12/31/96
    CIA.................................         3/01/96        12/31/96
                                                                        
           COMMITTEE: BANKING                                           
                                                                        
Fiscal year 1995:                                                       
    Comptroller of the Currency.........         3/20/95        10/31/95
    GAO.................................         1/01/96         2/29/96
    Office of the Comptroller of the                                    
     Currency...........................         4/03/95        10/03/95
    GAO.................................        11/01/95         3/01/96
    GAO.................................        10/27/95         3/01/96
    Federal Deposit Insurance Corp......         5/21/95         9/30/95
    GAO.................................         5/22/95        12/31/95
Fiscal year 1996:                                                       
    DOT/Federal Transit Administration..        12/02/96         2/28/97
    GAO.................................         3/01/96         5/23/96
    GAO.................................         6/10/96         9/30/96
    GAO.................................         4/18/96         7/05/96
    GAO.................................         4/18/96         7/05/96
                                                                        
            COMMITTEE: BUDGET                                           
                                                                        
Fiscal year 1995:                                                       
    Department of the Air Force.........         3/13/95         6/08/95
    Department of Education.............         5/01/95         8/31/95
    GAO.................................         2/26/96         2/29/96
Fiscal year 1996:                                                       
    Department of Energy................        10/07/96         2/28/97
    GAO.................................         3/01/96        12/31/96
                                                                        
           COMMITTEE: COMMERCE                                          
                                                                        
Fiscal year 1995:                                                       
    ICC.................................        10/30/95        11/30/95
                                                                        
            COMMITTEE: ENERGY                                           
                                                                        
Fiscal year 1995:                                                       
    Department of Interior/Bureau of                                    
     Land Management....................         8/07/95         2/29/96
    Department of Interior (Park                                        
     Service)...........................         2/22/96         2/29/96
    Federal Regulatory Commission (FERC)         7/06/95         2/29/96
    Department of Energy................         3/01/95         2/29/96
Fiscal year 1996:                                                       
    Department of Interior/Land                                         
     Management.........................         3/02/96         2/28/97
    Department of Interior (Park                                        
     Service)...........................         3/01/96        12/31/96
    Department of Interior (Park                                        
     Service)...........................         2/07/97         2/28/97
    Federal Energy Regulatory Commission                                
     (FERC).............................         3/01/96        12/31/96
    Department of Energy................         3/01/96         1/03/97
    Department of Interior (Bureau of                                   
     Reclamation).......................         3/04/96        12/31/96
                                                                        
         COMMITTEE: ENVIRONMENT                                         
                                                                        
Fiscal year 1995:                                                       
    U.S. Department of Transportation,                                  
     FHWA...............................         3/27/95        12/31/95
    Department of Commerce (NOAA).......         1/03/96         2/29/96
    Department of Energy................         4/01/95         2/29/96
    Commerce, National Marine Fisheries                                 
     Service............................         6/12/95        12/01/95
    Department of the Navy..............         1/02/96         2/29/96
    OPM.................................         3/01/95         8/04/95
Fiscal year 1996:                                                       
    Department of Commerce (NOAA).......         3/01/96         6/28/96
    Department of Energy................         3/01/96         3/31/96
    Department of the Navy..............         3/01/96         4/30/96
                                                                        
           COMMITTEE: FINANCE                                           
                                                                        
Fiscal year 1995:                                                       
    Internal Revenue Service............         6/12/95         9/30/95
    U.S. Navy...........................         6/05/95         9/30/95
    Department of Labor.................         4/24/95         8/04/95
    GAO.................................         9/18/95        12/29/95
    HHS.................................         9/08/95        12/31/95
    IRS.................................        10/16/95         1/31/96
Fiscal year 1996:                                                       
    Department of Treasury (Brookings                                   
     Fellow)............................         1/27/97         2/28/97
                                                                        
      COMMITTEE: FOREIGN RELATIONS                                      
                                                                        
Fiscal year 1995:                                                       
    Department of State.................         3/01/95         7/01/95
    Air Force...........................         3/01/95         2/29/96
    Defense Intelligence Agency.........         3/01/95         8/30/95
Fiscal year 1996:                                                       
    Department of State.................         2/04/97         2/28/97
    Air Force...........................         3/01/96         5/31/96
                                                                        
     COMMITTEE: GOVERNMENTAL AFFAIRS                                    
                                                                        
Fiscal year 1995:                                                       
    GAO.................................         3/01/95         1/22/96
    Department of Air Force (AFOSI).....         1/22/96         2/29/96
    GAO.................................        10/30/95         2/29/96
    U.S. Customs Service................         7/10/95         2/29/96
    CIA.................................         8/29/95         2/23/96
    Department of the Air Force (AFOSI).         1/22/96         2/29/96
    GAO.................................         3/01/95         1/05/96
Fiscal year 1996:                                                       
    Department of Air Force (AFOSI).....         3/01/96         7/01/96
    GAO.................................         3/01/96        12/20/96
    U.S. Customs Service................         3/01/96         7/10/96
    Department of the Air Force (AFOSI).         3/01/96         7/01/96
                                                                        
        COMMITTEE: INDIAN AFFAIRS                                       
                                                                        
Fiscal year 1996:                                                       
    HHS (Substance Abuse and Mental                                     
     Health)............................         9/18/96        10/04/96
                                                                        
          COMMITTEE: JUDICIARY                                          
                                                                        
Fiscal year 1995:                                                       
    Department of Energy................         3/01/95         1/09/96
    EPA.................................         6/23/95         2/29/96
    Department of Justice...............         3/01/95         1/12/96
    DOD.................................         3/01/95         2/29/96
    Department of Justice...............        10/15/95         2/29/96
Fiscal year 1996:                                                       
    EPA.................................         3/01/96         2/28/97
    DOD.................................         3/01/96         8/01/96
    Department of Justice...............         3/01/96        10/15/96
                                                                        
            COMMITTEE: LABOR                                            
                                                                        
Fiscal year 1995:                                                       
    GAO.................................        10/02/95         2/15/96
Fiscal year 1996:                                                       
    Department of Education.............         2/10/97         2/28/97
    HHS (Food and Drug Administration)..         8/05/96        12/16/96
                                                                        
      COMMITTEE: VETERANS' AFFAIRS                                      
                                                                        
Fiscal year 1995:                                                       
    Department of Veterans Affairs......         3/01/95         6/30/95
    Department of Veterans Affairs......         3/01/95         2/28/96
    NASA................................        11/13/95         2/29/96
    Department of Veterans Affairs......         3/24/95         2/28/96
Fiscal year 1996:                                                       
    GAO.................................         1/23/97         2/08/97
    NASA................................         3/01/96         2/28/97
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                          contingency account

    Section 26 of S. Res. 71, agreed to February 25, 1993, as 
amended, states that in order to ensure that the funds 
appropriated from the Federal treasury for the operation of the 
Untied States Senate are subject to requirements similar to 
those imposed on funds appropriated from the Treasury for the 
operation of executive branch agencies or departments, in 
regard to the availability of appropriated funds beyond the 
time period for which such funds are appropriated, no committee 
of the Senate may carry over an unexpended balance beyond March 
1, 1995.
    The resolution reported herewith also includes a special 
reserve section for contingencies that is available to all 
committees based on unanticipated, non-recurring special needs, 
and at the request of the Chairman and Ranking Member of any 
such committee and with the approval of the Chairman and 
Ranking member of the Committee on Rules and Administration. 
The special reserve funds will expire on September 30, 1997.

                         budget base 1997-1998

    The following table is included to explain the calculation 
of the 1997-1998 budget recommendations.
    For 1997, the guidelines authorize funds at 100 percent of 
the 1996 total recurring budget authority. In addition, 
committees could budget a 2.8 percent COLA for January and 
February 1998.
    For 1998, the guideline is a 2.8 percent increase to the 
1997 salary baseline, plus a 2.6 percent COLA for January and 
February 1999. The 1998 and 1999 COLA adjustment is subject to 
authorization by order of the President pro tempore of the 
Senate. If the President pro tempore does not authorize the 
COLAs for 1998 and 1999, funds authorized for that purpose by 
this resolution may not be expended.

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                                                                                    Fiscal year    Request over/    Fiscal year                     Fiscal year    Request over/    Fiscal year 
                    Committee                       Fiscal year     Fiscal year        1997           (under        1997 rules      Fiscal year        1998           (under        1998 rules  
                                                       1996        1997 request     guidelines      guidelines)   recommendation   1998 request     guidelines      guidelines)   recommendation
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      Total.....................................     $50,521,132     $59,433,012     $50,571,779     $8,861,233      $50,569,779     $52,616,154     $51,905,887       $710,267      $51,903,888
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Agriculture.....................................       1,746,459       1,747,544       1,747,544              0        1,747,544       1,792,747       1,792,747              0        1,792,747
Appropriations..................................       4,931,401       4,953,132       4,953,132              0        4,953,132       5,082,521       5,082,521              0        5,082,521
Armed Services..................................       2,702,669       2,704,397       2,704,397              0        2,704,397       2,776,389       2,776,389              0        2,776,389
Banking.........................................       2,851,936       2,853,725       2,853,725              0        2,853,725       2,928,278       2,928,278              0        2,928,278
Budget..........................................       3,103,181       3,105,190       3,105,190              0        3,105,190       3,188,897       3,188,897              0        3,188,897
Commerce........................................       3,445,845       3,448,034       3,448,034              0        3,448,034       3,539,226       3,539,226              0        3,539,226
Energy..........................................       2,636,292       2,637,966       2,637,966              0        2,637,966       2,707,696       2,707,696              0        2,707,696
Environment.....................................       2,430,379       2,431,871       2,431,871              0        2,431,871       2,494,014       2,494,014              0        2,494,014
Finance.........................................       3,026,449       3,329,727       3,028,328        301,399        3,028,328       3,416,328       3,106,591        309,737        3,106,591
Foreign Relations...............................       2,708,841       2,710,573       2,710,573              0        2,710,573       2,782,749       2,782,749              0        2,782,749
Governmental Affairs............................       4,530,725      11,050,721       4,533,600      6,517,121        4,533,600       4,653,386       4,653,386              0        4,653,386
Indian Affairs..................................       1,143,036       1,143,715       1,143,715              0        1,143,715       1,171,994       1,171,994              0        1,171,994
Judiciary.......................................       4,359,828       4,362,646       4,362,646              0        4,362,646       4,480,028       4,480,028              0        4,480,028
Labor...........................................       4,111,256       4,113,888       4,113,888              0        4,113,888       4,223,533       4,223,533              0        4,223,533
Rules...........................................       1,340,234       1,339,106       1,341,106         (2,000)       1,339,106       1,375,472       1,377,472         (2,000)       1,375,472
Small Business..................................       1,083,793       1,084,471       1,084,471              0        1,084,471       1,112,732       1,112,732              0        1,112,732
Veterans' Affairs...............................       1,122,714       2,776,450       1,123,430      1,653,020        1,123,430       1,153,263       1,153,263              0        1,153,263
Aging...........................................       1,132,974       1,133,674       1,133,674              0        1,133,674       1,162,865       1,162,865              0        1,162,865
Intelligence....................................       2,113,120       2,506,182       2,114,489        391,693        2,114,489       2,574,036       2,171,507        402,529        2,171,507
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               senate committee expense accounting system

    The Committee on Rules and Administration has implemented 
the Senate Committee Expense Accounting System to assist 
committees in budget forecasting, in allocating dollars by 
expense category and office, in posting expenses incurred, in 
requesting reports by expense category or office, and in 
reconciling with the Disbursing Office. Each committee funded 
by the Committee on Rules and Administration shall use this 
uniform accounting system to account for funds authorized by 
this resolution.

                      housing for committee staff

    It remains the policy and is expected by the Committee on 
Rules and Administration that staff paid by committee funds be 
housed in committee space.
    With the opening of the Hart Building in 1983, the 
Committee on Rules and Administration implemented the policy of 
providing 140 square feet for each budgeted full-time staff 
member as a goal. This policy was reaffirmed and approved by 
the passage of S. Res. 73 (104th Congress, 1st Session) and 
again by this resolution.
    Section 23 of this resolution states that space assigned to 
the respective committees of the Senate covered by this 
resolution shall be reduced commensurate with the reductions in 
authorized staff funded herein and by S. Res. 73, 104th 
Congress. The Committee on Rules and Administration is expected 
to recover such space for the purpose of equalizing Senators' 
offices to the extent possible, and to consolidate the space 
for Senate committees, in order to reduce the cost of support 
equipment, office furniture, and office accessories.
    During the 1997-1998 funding period, the Rules Committee 
will conduct a study on the level of authorized staff per 
committee including the number of non-reimbursable and 
reimbursable detailees, volunteers, interns, externs, and 
fellows. The Rules Committee expects to report by September 30, 
1997, its findings and begin reallocation of space.
    Space allocations will be based on authorized committee 
staff and detailees approved by the Committee on Rules and 
Administration.

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                                                                 Number 
                                                Total number   employees
                  Committee                    of square feet   budgeted
                                                                1997 \1\
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Agriculture..................................         6438 SF         37
Appropriations...............................        15145 SF         66
Armed Services...............................         8633 SF         47
Banking......................................         8326 SF         45
Budget.......................................        12021 SF         48
Commerce.....................................        12811 SF         70
Energy.......................................         8281 SF         43
Environment..................................         8140 SF         48
Finance......................................         8114 SF         53
Foreign Relations............................         9184 SF         51
Governmental Affairs.........................        21267 SF        100
Judiciary....................................        20549 SF        105
Labor........................................        19297 SF         73
Rules........................................         4649 SF         25
Small Business...............................         3869 SF         21
Veterans' Affairs............................         3633 SF         21
Aging........................................         4306 SF         23
Intelligence.................................         6901 SF         30
Indian Affairs...............................         3551 SF         18
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Excludes approved detailees.                                            

                      Committee Computer Resources

    The office automation funding estimates requested by 
committees for fiscal years 1995 and 1996 exceeded $3.8 million 
and had to be adjusted to fit the available Sergeant at Arms 
funding. The actual expenditures for the 2-year period were 
$2.6 million of the authorized $3.1 million authority.
    The committee office automaton requests for fiscal years 
1977 and 1998 were reduced to meet Sergeant at Arms funding 
levels and to achieve the Committee on Rules and Administration 
mandate to reduce operating cost as stated in S. Res. 73 
(104th, 1st). Factors considered in making these allocations 
included the current status of each committee's computing 
capacity, the age of the existing technology, the number of 
authorized committee staff and budgeted details, and previous 
computer expenditures. Computer resources will only be provided 
to staff and detailees as identified in the committee budget 
submission and as approved by the Committee on Rules and 
Administration. Any computer resources needed for staff or 
detailees not identified in the committee's budget submission 
will be at committee expense, this includes all maintenance, 
service and support. It is the intent of this committee that in 
the next committee biennial budget submission all associated 
cost for detailees and fellows will be absorbed in committee 
budgets. The Committee on Rules and Administration will be 
instructing the Sergeant at Arms to conduct a physical audit of 
the number of workstations assigned to committees. This audit 
is needed to correct the disparity between the number of 
workstations assigned to the committee and the number of 
authorized committee staff and approved detailees.
    Committees listed may begin working directly with the 
Sergeant at Arms and the Computer Center in implementing their 
plans, as long as the items requested meet the definition of 
standard senate computer products.

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                                                                            Fiscal year                         
                            Committee                            --------------------------------      Total    
                                                                       1997            1998                     
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Aging...........................................................         $18,400         $18,400         $36,800
Agriculture.....................................................          42,820          42,820          85,640
Appropriations..................................................         127,666         127,666         255,332
Armed Services..................................................          40,039          40,039          80,078
Banking.........................................................          55,200          55,200         110,400
Budget..........................................................          33,856          33,856          67,712
Commerce........................................................          77,740          77,740         155,480
Energy..........................................................          57,056          57,056         114,112
Environment.....................................................          59,874          59,874         119,748
Finance.........................................................          47,766          47,766          95,532
Foreign Relations...............................................          91,428          91,428         182,856
Government Affairs..............................................         119,607         119,607         239,214
Indian Affairs..................................................          29,806          29,806          59,612
Intelligence....................................................          83,945          83,945         167,890
Judiciary.......................................................         104,927         104,927         209,854
Labor...........................................................         128,754         128,754         257,508
Rules...........................................................          36,800          36,800          73,600
Small Business..................................................          44,374          44,374          88,748
Veterans' Affairs...............................................          26,941          26,941          53,882
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Total.....................................................       1,226,999       1,226,999       2,453,998
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    This funding reduction may mean that committees will not be 
able to employ the latest hardware and software as soon as they 
become available over the next 2 years.

                              consultants

    This resolution specifies the funding that is made 
available to hire consultants, as otherwise authorized by 
statute.

                    committee legislative assistance

    The Rules Committee has received inquiries regarding staff 
representatives on committees as authorized by P.L. 95-94. With 
respect to including funds for Legislative Assistance, the 
Rules Committee position is that these are funded in Members' 
personal office accounts to assist with committee duties.

                        consideration at mark-up

    The Committee carefully evaluated the needs and 
responsibilities of each committee, including both written and 
oral testimony. The recommendation of the Committee in S. Res. 
54 is consistent with the Committee's previously stated 
guidelines.
    Questions were raised at the markup about the budget 
requests received above guidelines. The committees on Finance, 
Governmental Affairs, Veterans' Affairs and Intelligence 
submitted requests for funds above guidelines. The Committee on 
Rules and Administration will consider these requests at a 
later date.
    In the final analysis, the Committee's recommendation meets 
the overall target of a standstill budget. There are no extra 
funds available in the 1997 recurring baseline budget that 
would permit an increase in funding and remain within target 
funding.

                             committee vote

    The Committee on Rules and Administration ordered this 
resolution to be favorably reported by rollcall vote. No member 
voted no.
    Chairman Warner cast the proxies of Senators Helms, 
Cochran, Nickles, and Lott in support of the motion; Senator 
Ford cast Senator Moynihan's proxy in support of the motion.
    Members present: Chairman Warner, Senator Stevens, Senator 
McConnell, Senator Hutchison, Senator Santorum, Senator Ford, 
Senator Inouye, Senator Dodd, and Senator Feinstein.