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106th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session                                                    106-290

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 MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 
           ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2000, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

                                _______
                                

                 August 4, 1999.--Ordered to be printed

                                _______


    Mr. Taylor of North Carolina, from the committee of conference, 
                        submitted the following

                           CONFERENCE REPORT

                        [To accompany H.R. 1905]

      The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of 
the two Houses on the amendments of the Senate to the bill 
(H.R. 1905) ``making appropriations for the Legislative Branch 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2000, and for other 
purposes'', having met, after full and free conference, have 
agreed to recommend and do recommend to their respective Houses 
as follows:
    Amendment numbered 1:
      That the House recede from its disagreement to the 
amendment of the Senate numbered 1, and agree to the same with 
an amendment, as follows:
      In lieu of the matter proposed, insert:

                                 SENATE

                           expense allowances

    For expense allowances of the Vice President, $10,000; the 
President Pro Tempore of the Senate, $10,000; Majority Leader 
of the Senate, $10,000; Minority Leader of the Senate, $10,000; 
Majority Whip of the Senate, $5,000; Minority Whip of the 
Senate, $5,000; and Chairmen of the Majority and Minority 
Conference Committees, $3,000 for each Chairman; in all, 
$56,000.

    representation allowances for the majority and minority leaders

    For representation allowances of the Majority and Minority 
Leaders of the Senate, $15,000 for each such Leader; in all, 
$30,000.

                    Salaries, Officers and Employees

    For compensation of officers, employees, and others as 
authorized by law, including agency contributions, $89,968,000, 
which shall be paid from this appropriation without regard to 
the below limitations, as follows:

                      office of the vice president

    For the Office of the Vice President, $1,721,000.

                  office of the president pro tempore

    For the Office of the President Pro Tempore, $437,000.

              offices of the majority and minority leaders

    For Offices of the Majority and Minority Leaders, 
$2,644,000.

               offices of the majority and minority whips

    For Offices of the Majority and Minority Whips, $1,634,000.

                      committee on appropriations

    For salaries of the Committee on Appropriations, 
$6,525,000.

                         conference committees

    For the Conference of the Majority and the Conference of 
the Minority, at rates of compensation to be fixed by the 
Chairman of each such committee, $1,132,000 for each such 
committee; in all, $2,264,000.

 offices of the secretaries of the conference of the majority and the 
                       conference of the minority

    For Offices of the Secretaries of the Conference of the 
Majority and the Conference of the Minority, $590,000.

                           policy committees

    For salaries of the Majority Policy Committee and the 
Minority Policy Committee, $1,151,000 for each such committee; 
in all, $2,302,000.

                         office of the chaplain

    For Office of the Chaplain, $277,000.

                        office of the secretary

    For Office of the Secretary, $14,202,000.

             office of the sergeant at arms and doorkeeper

    For Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper, 
$34,794,000.

        offices of the secretaries for the majority and minority

    For Offices of the Secretary for the Majority and the 
Secretary for the Minority, $1,246,000.

               agency contributions and related expenses

    For agency contributions for employee benefits, as 
authorized by law, and related expenses, $21,332,000.

            Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate

    For salaries and expenses of the Office of the Legislative 
Counsel of the Senate, $3,901,000.

                     Office of Senate Legal Counsel

    For salaries and expenses of the Office of Senate Legal 
Counsel, $1,035,000.

Expense Allowances of the Secretary of the Senate, Sergeant at Arms and 
Doorkeeper of the Senate, and Secretaries for the Majority and Minority 
                             of the Senate

    For expense allowances of the Secretary of the Senate, 
$3,000; Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, $3,000; 
Secretary for the Majority of the Senate, $3,000; Secretary for 
the Minority of the Senate, $3,000; in all, $12,000.

                   Contingent Expenses of the Senate

                      inquiries and investigations

    For expenses of inquiries and investigations ordered by the 
Senate, or conducted pursuant to section 134(a) of Public Law 
601, Seventy-ninth Congress, as amended, section 112 of Public 
Law 96-304 and Senate Resolution 281, agreed to March 11, 1980, 
$71,604,000.


expenses of the united states senate caucus on international narcotics 
                                control


    For expenses of the United States Senate Caucus on 
International Narcotics Control, $370,000.

                        secretary of the senate

    For expenses of the Office of the Secretary of the Senate, 
$1,511,000.

             sergeant at arms and doorkeeper of the senate

    For expenses of the Office of the Sergeant at Arms and 
Doorkeeper of the Senate, $66,261,000.

                          miscellaneous items

    For miscellaneous items, $8,655,000.

        senators' official personnel and office expense account

    For Senators' Official Personnel and Office Expense 
Account, $245,703,000.

                          official mail costs

    For expenses necessary for official mail costs of the 
Senate, $300,000.

                       administrative provisions

    Section 1. Effective in the case of any fiscal year which 
begins on or after October 1, 1999, clause (iii) of paragraph 
(3)(A) of section 506(b) of the Supplemental Appropriations 
Act, 1973 (2 U.S.C. 58(b)) is amended to read as follows:
            ``(iii) subject to subparagraph (B)--
                    ``(I) in case the Senator represents 
                Alabama, $116,300, Alaska, $221,600, Arizona, 
                $128,975, Arkansas, $118,250, California, 
                $168,950, Colorado, $124,100, Connecticut, 
                $105,575, Delaware, $95,825, Florida, $120,200, 
                Georgia, $116,300, Hawaii, $245,000, Idaho, 
                $128,000, Illinois, $138,725, Indiana, 
                $116,300, Iowa, $119,225, Kansas, $119,225, 
                Kentucky, $115,325, Louisiana, $120,200, Maine, 
                $110,450, Maryland, $100,700, Massachusetts, 
                $114,350, Michigan, $124,100, Minnesota, 
                $120,200, Mississippi, $118,250, Missouri, 
                $121,175, Montana, $128,000, Nebraska, 
                $120,200, Nevada, $129,950, New Hampshire, 
                $106,550, New Jersey, $110,450, New Mexico, 
                $125,075, New York, $145,550, North Carolina, 
                $112,400, North Dakota, $119,225, Ohio, 
                $129,950, Oklahoma, $123,125, Oregon, $132,875, 
                Pennsylvania, $128,975, Rhode Island, $104,600, 
                South Carolina, $110,450, South Dakota, 
                $120,200, Tennessee, $116,300, Texas, $149,450, 
                Utah, $128,000, Vermont, $105,575, Virginia, 
                $106,550, Washington, $135,800, West Virginia, 
                $105,575, Wisconsin, $119,225, Wyoming, 
                $123,125, plus
                    ``(II) the amount that is equal to the 
                Senator's share for the fiscal year, as 
                determined in accordance with regulations of 
                the Committee on Rules and Administration, of 
                the amount made available within the Senators' 
                Official Personnel and Office Expense Account 
                in the contingent fund of the Senate for 
                official mail expenses of Senators, plus''.
    (b) Subparagraph (B) of section 506(b)(3) of the 
Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1973 (2 U.S.C. 58(b)(3)) is 
amended--
            (1) by striking ``that part of the amount referred 
        to in subparagraph (A)(iii) that is not specifically 
        allocated for official mail expenses'' and inserting 
        ``the amount referred to in subparagraph (A)(iii)(I)''; 
        and
            (2) by striking: ``the part of the amount referred 
        to in subparagraph (A)(iii) that is allocated for 
        official mail expenses'' and inserting ``the amount 
        referred to in subparagraph (A)(iii)(II)''.
    (c) The amendments made by this section shall apply to any 
fiscal year which begins on or after October 1, 1999.
    Sec. 2. Effective on and after October 1, 1999, each of the 
dollar amounts contained in the table under section 
105(d)(1)(A) of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1968 
(2 U.S.C. 61-1(d)(1)(A)) shall be deemed to be the dollar 
amounts in that table, as increased by section 8 of Public Law 
105-275, increased by an additional $50,000 each.
    Sec. 3. Senate Office Space Allocations. Section 3 under 
the heading ``Administrative Provisions'' in the appropriation 
for the Senate in the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 
1975 (2 U.S.C. 59; 88 Stat. 428) is amended--
            (1) in subsection (b)--
                    (A) by striking paragraphs (1) and (2) and 
                inserting the following:
            ``(1) 5,000 square feet if the population of the 
        State of the Senator is less than 3,000,000;'';
                    (B) by striking ``8,000'' in paragraph (13) 
                and inserting ``8,200''; and
                    (C) by redesignating paragraphs (3) through 
                (13) as paragraphs (2) through (12), 
                respectively; and
            (2) in subsection (c)(2)--
                    (A) by striking ``$30,000'' and inserting 
                ``$40,000'';
                    (B) by striking ``4,800'' and inserting 
                ``5,000'';
                    (C) by striking ``$734'' and inserting 
                ``$1,000''; and
                    (D) by adding at the end the following: 
                ``Effective beginning with the 106th Congress, 
                the aggregate amount in effect under this 
                paragraph for any Congress shall be increased 
                by the inflation adjustment factor for the 
                calendar year in which the Congress begins. For 
                purposes of the preceding sentence, the 
                inflation adjustment factor for any calendar 
                year is a fraction the numerator of which is 
                the implicit price deflator for the gross 
                domestic product as computed and published by 
                the Department of Commerce for the preceding 
                calendar year and the denominator of which is 
                such deflator for the calendar year 1998.''.
    Sec. 4. Section 6(c) of the Legislative Branch 
Appropriations Act, 1999 (Public Law 105-275; 2 U.S.C. 121b-
1(c)) is amended by adding at the end the following:
    ``(3) The provisions of section 4 of the Act of July 31, 
1946 (40 U.S.C. 193d), except for the provisions relating to 
solicitation, shall not apply to any activity carried out 
pursuant to this section, subject to approval of such 
activities by the Committee on Rules and Administration.''.
    Sec. 5. The first section of Public Law 87-82 (40 U.S.C. 
174j-1) is amended by adding at the end the following: ``The 
provisions of section 4 of the Act of July 31, 1946 (40 U.S.C. 
193d), except for the provisions relating to solicitation, 
shall not apply to any activity carried out pursuant to this 
section, subject to the approval of such activities by the 
Committee on Rules and Administration.''.
    Sec. 6. The Legislative Counsel may, subject to the 
approval of the President pro tempore of the Senate, designate 
one of the Senior Counsels appointed under section 102 of the 
Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1979 (2 U.S.C. 274 note; 
Public Law 95-391; 92 Stat. 771) as Deputy Legislative Counsel. 
The Deputy Legislative Counsel shall perform the functions of 
the Legislative Counsel during the absence or disability of the 
Legislative Counsel, or when the office is vacant.
    Sec. 7. Section 814(i) of the Foreign Relations 
Authorization Act, Fiscal Years 1986 and 1987 (22 U.S.C. 2291 
note) is amended by striking ``September 30, 1999'' and 
inserting ``September 30, 2002''.
    and strike all beginning on page 2, line 5, of the House 
engrossed bill, H.R. 1905, down through page 11, line 12, and 
insert the following:

                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                         Salaries and Expenses

    For salaries and expenses of the House of Representatives, 
$760,884,000, as follows:

                        house leadership offices

    For salaries and expenses, as authorized by law, 
$14,202,000, including: Office of the Speaker, $1,740,000, 
including $25,000 for official expenses of the Speaker; Office 
of the Majority Floor Leader, $1,705,000, including $10,000 for 
official expenses of the Majority Leader; Office of the 
Minority Floor Leader, $2,071,000, including $10,000 for 
official expenses of the Minority Leader; Office of the 
Majority Whip, including the Chief Deputy Majority Whip, 
$1,423,000, including $5,000 for official expenses of the 
Majority Whip; Office of the Minority Whip, including the Chief 
Deputy Minority Whip, $1,057,000, including $5,000 for official 
expenses of the Minority Whip; Speaker's Office for Legislative 
Floor Activities, $406,000; Republican Steering Committee, 
$757,000; Republican Conference, $1,244,000; Democratic 
Steering and Policy Committee, $1,337,000; Democratic Caucus, 
$664,000; nine minority employees, $1,218,000; training and 
program development--majority, $290,000; and training and 
program development--minority, $290,000: Provided, That the 
amounts otherwise provided under this heading for the various 
leadership offices shall be reduced in a manner approved by the 
Committee on Appropriations such that the aggregate amount 
appropriated under this heading is $142,000 less than the 
aggregate amount otherwise provided.

                  Members' Representational Allowances

   Including Members' Clerk Hire, Official Expenses of Members, and 
                             Official Mail

    For Members' representational allowances, including 
Members' clerk hire, official expenses, and official mail, 
$406,279,000.

                          Committee Employees

                Standing Committees, Special and Select

    For salaries and expenses of standing committees, special 
and select, authorized by House resolutions, $93,878,000: 
Provided, That such amount shall remain available for such 
salaries and expenses until December 31, 2000.

                      Committee on Appropriations

    For salaries and expenses of the Committee on 
Appropriations, $21,095,000, including studies and examinations 
of executive agencies and temporary personal services for such 
committee, to be expended in accordance with section 202(b) of 
the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 and to be available 
for reimbursement to agencies for services performed: Provided, 
That such amount shall remain available for such salaries and 
expenses until December 31, 2000.

                    salaries, officers and employees

    For compensation and expenses of officers and employees, as 
authorized by law, $90,150,000, including: for salaries and 
expenses of the Office of the Clerk, including not more than 
$3,500, of which not more than $2,500 is for the Family Room, 
for official representation and reception expenses, 
$14,881,000; for salaries and expenses of the Office of the 
Sergeant at Arms, including the position of Superintendent of 
Garages, and including not more than $750 for official 
representation and reception expenses, $3,746,000; for salaries 
and expenses of the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, 
$57,289,000, of which $2,500,000 shall remain available until 
expended, including $25,519,000 for salaries, expenses and 
temporary personal services of House Information Resources, of 
which $24,641,000 is provided herein: Provided, That of the 
amount provided for House Information Resources, $6,260,000 
shall be for net expenses of telecommunications: Provided 
further, That House Information Resources is authorized to 
receive reimbursement from Members of the House of 
Representatives and other governmental entities for services 
provided and such reimbursement shall be deposited in the 
Treasury for credit to this account; for salaries and expenses 
of the Office of the Inspector General, $3,926,000; for 
salaries and expenses of the Office of General Counsel, 
$840,000; for the Office of the Chaplain, $136,000; for 
salaries and expenses of the Office of the Parliamentarian, 
including the Parliamentarian and $2,000 for preparing the 
Digest of Rules, $1,172,000; for salaries and expenses of the 
Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the House, $2,045,000; 
for salaries and expenses of the Office of the Legislative 
Counsel of the House, $5,085,000; for salaries and expenses of 
the Corrections Calendar Office, $825,000; and for other 
authorized employees, $205,000.

                        allowances and expenses

    For allowances and expenses as authorized by House 
resolution or law, $135,422,000, including: supplies, 
materials, administrative costs and Federal tort claims, 
$2,741,000; official mail for committees, leadership offices, 
and administrative offices of the House, $410,000; Government 
contributions for health, retirement, Social Security, and 
other applicable employee benefits, $131,595,000; and 
miscellaneous items including purchase, exchange, maintenance, 
repair and operation of House motor vehicles, 
interparliamentary receptions, and gratuities to heirs of 
deceased employees of the House, $676,000.

                           child care center

    For salaries and expenses of the House of Representatives 
Child Care Center, such amounts as are deposited in the account 
established by section 312(d)(1) of the Legislative Branch 
Appropriations Act, 1992 (40 U.S.C. 184g(d)(1)), subject to the 
level specified in the budget of the Center, as submitted to 
the Committee on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives.

                       Administrative Provisions

    Sec. 101. (a) Compliance With Admission Requirements.--The 
General Counsel of the House of Representatives and any other 
counsel in the Office of the General Counsel of the House of 
Representatives, including any counsel specially retained by 
the Office of General Counsel, shall be entitled, for the 
purpose of performing the counsel's functions, to enter an 
appearance in any proceeding before any court of the United 
States or of any State or political subdivision thereof without 
compliance with any requirements for admission to practice 
before such court, except that the authorization conferred by 
this subsection shall not apply with respect to the admission 
of any such person to practice before the United States Supreme 
Court.
    (b) Notification by Attorney General.--The Attorney General 
shall notify the General Counsel of the House of 
Representatives with respect to any proceeding in which the 
United States is a party of any determination by the Attorney 
General or Solicitor General not to appeal any court decision 
affecting the constitutionality of an Act or joint resolution 
of Congress within such time as will enable the House to direct 
the General Counsel to intervene as a party in such proceeding 
pursuant to applicable rules of the House of Representatives.
    (c) General Counsel Definition.--In this section, the term 
``General Counsel of the House of Representatives'' means--
            (1) the head of the Office of General Counsel 
        established and operating under clause 8 of rule II of 
        the Rules of the House of Representatives;
            (2) the head of any successor office to the Office 
        of General Counsel which is established after the date 
        of the enactment of this Act; and
            (3) any other person authorized and directed in 
        accordance with the Rules of the House of 
        Representatives to provide legal assistance and 
        representation to the House in connection with the 
        matters described in this section.
    (d) Effective Date.--The provisions of this section shall 
become effective beginning with the date of the enactment of 
this Act.
    Sec. 102. Section 104(a) of the Legislative Branch 
Appropriations Act, 1999 (Public Law 105-275; 112 Stat. 2439) 
is amended by striking ``(2 U.S.C. 59(e)(2))'' and inserting 
``(2 U.S.C. 59e(e)(2))''.
    Sec. 103. (a) Clarification of Rules Regarding Use of Funds 
for Official Mail.--
            (1) In general.--Section 311(e)(1) of the 
        Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1991 (2 U.S.C. 
        59e(e)(1)) is amended--
                    (A) in the matter preceding subparagraph 
                (A), by striking ``There is established'' and 
                all that follows through ``shall be 
                prescribed--'' and inserting the following: 
                ``The use of funds of the House of 
                Representatives which are made available for 
                official mail of Members, officers, and 
                employees of the House of Representatives who 
                are persons entitled to use the congressional 
                frank shall be governed by regulations 
                promulgated--''; and
                    (B) in subparagraph (A), by striking ``the 
                Allowance'' and inserting ``official mail 
                (except as provided in subparagraph (B))''.
            (2) Limitations on availability of funds.--Section 
        311(e)(2) of such Act (2 U.S.C. 59e(e)(2)), as amended 
        by section 104(a) of the Legislative Branch 
        Appropriations Act, 1999, is amended--
                    (A) in the matter preceding subparagraph 
                (A), by striking ``The Official Mail 
                Allowance'' and inserting ``Funds used for 
                official mail'';
                    (B) by striking subparagraph (A); and
                    (C) by redesignating subparagraphs (B) and 
                (C) as subparagraphs (A) and (B).
            (3) Repeal of obsolete transfer authority.--Section 
        311(e) of such Act (2 U.S.C. 59e(e)) is amended by 
        striking paragraph (3).
            (4) Conforming amendments.--(A) section 1(a) of 
        House Resolution 457, Ninety-second Congress, agreed to 
        July 21, 1971, as enacted into permanent law by chapter 
        IV of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1972 (2 
        U.S.C. 57(a)), is amended by striking ``the Official 
        Mail Allowance'' each place it appears and inserting 
        ``official mail''.
            (B) section 311(a)(3) of the Legislative Branch 
        Appropriations Act, 1991 (2 U.S.C. 59e(a)(3)) is 
        amended by striking ``costs charged against the 
        Official Mail Allowance for'' and inserting ``costs 
        incurred for official mail by''.
    (b) Repeal of Obsolete References to Clerk Hire 
Allowance.--
            (1) In general.--Section 104(a) of the House of 
        Representatives Administrative Reform Technical 
        Corrections Act (2 U.S.C. 92(a)) is amended by striking 
        ``clerk hire'' each place it appears.
            (2) Conforming amendment.--The heading of section 
        104 of such Act (2 U.S.C. 92(a)) is amended by striking 
        ``CLERK HIRE''.
    (c) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
shall apply with respect to the first session of the One 
Hundred Sixth Congress and each succeeding session of Congress.
    Sec. 104. Requiring Amounts Remaining in Members' 
Representational Allowances to be Used for Deficit Reduction or 
to Reduce the Federal Debt.--Notwithstanding any other 
provision of law, any amounts appropriated under this Act for 
``HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES--Salaries and Expenses--Members' 
Representational Allowances'' shall be available only for 
fiscal year 2000. Any amount remaining after all payments are 
made under such allowances for fiscal year 2000 shall be 
deposited in the Treasury and used for deficit reduction (or, 
if there is no Federal budget deficit after all such payments 
have been made, for reducing the Federal debt, in such manner 
as the Secretary of the Treasury considers appropriate).
    ; and the Senate agree to the same.
    Amendment numbered 2:
      That the House recede from its disagreement to the 
amendment of the Senate numbered 2, and agree to the same with 
an amendment, as follows:
      In lieu of the matter striken and inserted, insert:

                              JOINT ITEMS

    For Joint Committees, as follows:

                        Joint Economic Committee

    For salaries and expenses of the Joint Economic Committee, 
$3,200,000, to be disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate.

                      Joint Committee on Taxation

    For salaries and expenses of the Joint Committee on 
Taxation, $6,456,000, to be disbursed by the Chief 
Administrative Officer of the House.
    For other joint items, as follows:

                   Office of the Attending Physician

    For medical supplies, equipment, and contingent expenses of 
the emergency rooms, and for the Attending Physician and his 
assistants, including: (1) an allowance of $1,500 per month to 
the Attending Physician; (2) an allowance of $500 per month 
each to three medical officers while on duty in the Office of 
the Attending Physician; (3) an allowance of $500 per month to 
one assistant and $400 per month each not to exceed eleven 
assistants on the basis heretofore provided for such 
assistants; and (4) $1,002,600 for reimbursement to the 
Department of the Navy for expenses incurred for staff and 
equipment assigned to the Office of the Attending Physician, 
which shall be advanced and credited to the applicable 
appropriation or appropriations from which such salaries, 
allowances, and other expenses are payable and shall be 
available for all the purposes thereof, $1,898,000, to be 
disbursed by the Chief Administrative Officer of the House.

                          Capitol Police Board

                             Capitol Police

                                salaries

    For the Capitol Police Board for salaries of officers, 
members, and employees of the Capitol Police, including 
overtime, hazardous duty pay differential, clothing allowance 
of not more than $600 each for members required to wear 
civilian attire, and Government contributions for health, 
retirement, Social Security, and other applicable employee 
benefits, $78,501,000, of which $37,725,000 is provided to the 
Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives, to be 
disbursed by the Chief Administrative Officer of the House, and 
$40,776,000 is provided to the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper 
of the Senate, to be disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate: 
Provided, That, of the amounts appropriated under this heading, 
such amounts as may be necessary may be transferred between the 
Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives and the 
Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, upon approval of 
the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives 
and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate.

                            general expenses

    For the Capitol Police Board for necessary expenses of the 
Capitol Police, including motor vehicles, communications and 
other equipment, security equipment and installation, uniforms, 
weapons, supplies, materials, training, medical services, 
forensic services, stenographic services, personal and 
professional services, the employee assistance program, not 
more than $2,000 for the awards program, postage, telephone 
service, travel advances, relocation of instructor and liaison 
personnel for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, and 
$85 per month for extra services performed for the Capitol 
Police Board by an employee of the Sergeant at Arms of the 
Senate or the House of Representatives designated by the 
Chairman of the Board, $6,574,000, to be disbursed by the 
Capitol Police Board or their delegee: Provided, That, 
notwithstanding any other provision of law, the cost of basic 
training for the Capitol Police at the Federal Law Enforcement 
Training Center for fiscal year 2000 shall be paid by the 
Secretary of the Treasury from funds available to the 
Department of the Treasury.

                        Administrative Provision

    Sec. 105. Amounts appropriated for fiscal year 2000 for the 
Capitol Police Board for the Capitol Police may be transferred 
between the headings ``salaries'' and ``general expenses'' upon 
the approval of--
            (1) the Committee on Appropriations of the House of 
        Representatives, in the case of amounts transferred 
        from the appropriation provided to the Sergeant at Arms 
        of the House of Representatives under the heading 
        ``salaries'';
            (2) the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate, 
        in the case of amounts transferred from the 
        appropriation provided to the Sergeant at Arms and 
        Doorkeeper of the Senate under the heading 
        ``salaries''; and
            (3) the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate 
        and the House of Representatives, in the case of other 
        transfers.

           Capitol Guide Service and Special Services Office

    For salaries and expenses of the Capitol Guide Service and 
Special Services Office, $2,293,000, to be disbursed by the 
Secretary of the Senate: Provided, That no part of such amount 
may be used to employ more than forty-three individuals: 
Provided further, That the Capitol Guide Board is authorized, 
during emergencies, to employ not more than two additional 
individuals for not more than 120 days each, and not more than 
ten additional individuals for not more than six months each, 
for the Capitol Guide Service.

                      Statements of Appropriations

    For the preparation, under the direction of the Committees 
on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of 
Representatives, of the statements for the first session of the 
One Hundred Sixth Congress, showing appropriations made, 
indefinite appropriations, and contracts authorized, together 
with a chronological history of the regular appropriations 
bills as required by law, $30,000, to be paid to the persons 
designated by the chairmen of such committees to supervise the 
work.

                          OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE

                         Salaries and Expenses

    For salaries and expenses of the Office of Compliance, as 
authorized by section 305 of the Congressional Accountability 
Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1385), $2,000,000.

                      CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE

                         Salaries and Expenses

    For salaries and expenses necessary to carry out the 
provisions of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (Public Law 
93-344), including not more than $2,500 to be expended on the 
certification of the Director of the Congressional Budget 
Office in connection with official representation and reception 
expenses, $26,221,000: Provided, That no part of such amount 
may be used for the purchase or hire of a passenger motor 
vehicle.

                        Administrative Provision

    Sec. 106. (a) The Director of the Congressional Budget 
Office shall have the authority to make lump-sum payments to 
enhance staff recruitment and to reward exceptional performance 
by an employee or a group of employees.
    (b) Subsection (a) shall apply with respect to fiscal years 
beginning after September 30, 1999.

                        ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL

                     Capitol Buildings and Grounds

                           capitol buildings

                         salaries and expenses

    For salaries for the Architect of the Capitol, the 
Assistant Architect of the Capitol, and other personal 
services, at rates of pay provided by law; for surveys and 
studies in connection with activities under the care of the 
Architect of the Capitol; for all necessary expenses for the 
maintenance, care and operation of the Capitol and electrical 
substations of the Senate and House office buildings under the 
jurisdiction of the Architect of the Capitol, including 
furnishings and office equipment, including not more than 
$1,000 for official reception and representation expenses, to 
be expended as the Architect of the Capitol may approve; for 
purchase or exchange, maintenance and operation of a passenger 
motor vehicle; and not to exceed $20,000 for attendance, when 
specifically authorized by the Architect of the Capitol, at 
meetings or conventions in connection with subjects related to 
work under the Architect of the Capitol, $46,836,000, of which 
$4,390,000 shall remain available until expended.

                            capitol grounds

    For all necessary expenses for care and improvement of 
grounds surrounding the Capitol, the Senate and House office 
buildings, and the Capitol Power Plant, $5,427,000, of which 
$155,000 shall remain available until expended.

                        senate office buildings

    For all necessary expenses for maintenance, care and 
operation of Senate office buildings; and furniture and 
furnishings to be expended under the control and supervision of 
the Architect of the Capitol, $64,038,000, of which $22,305,000 
shall remain available until expended.
    and strike all beginning on page 18, line 19, of the House 
engrossed bill, H.R. 1905, down through page 18, line 22, and 
insert the following:

                         house office buildings

    For all necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and 
operation of the House office buildings, $37,279,000, of which 
$4,442,000 shall remain available until expended.
    ; and the Senate agree to the same.
    Amendment numbered 3:
      That the House recede from its disagreement to the 
amendment of the Senate numbered 3, and agree to the same with 
an amendment, as follows:
      In lieu of the matter stricken and inserted, insert:

                          capitol power plant

    For all necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and 
operation of the Capitol Power Plant; lighting, heating, power 
(including the purchase of electrical energy) and water and 
sewer services for the Capitol, Senate and House office 
buildings, Library of Congress buildings, and the grounds about 
the same, Botanic Garden, Senate garage, and air conditioning 
refrigeration not supplied from plants in any of such 
buildings; heating the Government Printing Office and 
Washington City Post Office, and heating and chilled water for 
air conditioning for the Supreme Court Building, the Union 
Station complex, the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary 
Building and the Folger Shakespeare Library, expenses for which 
shall be advanced or reimbursed upon request of the Architect 
of the Capitol and amounts so received shall be deposited into 
the Treasury to the credit of this appropriation, $38,054,000, 
of which $3,000,000 shall remain available until expended: 
Provided, That not more than $4,000,000 of the funds credited 
or to be reimbursed to this appropriation as herein provided 
shall be available for obligation during fiscal year 2000.

                          LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

                     Congressional Research Service

                         salaries and expenses

    For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of 
section 203 of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 
U.S.C. 166) and to revise and extend the Annotated Constitution 
of the United States of America, $71,244,000: Provided, That no 
part of such amount may be used to pay any salary or expense in 
connection with any publication, or preparation of material 
therefor (except the Digest of Public General Bills), to be 
issued by the Library of Congress unless such publication has 
obtained prior approval of either the Committee on House 
Administration of the House of Representatives or the Committee 
on Rules and Administration of the Senate.

                       GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

                   Congressional Printing and Binding

    For authorized printing and binding for the Congress and 
the distribution of Congressional information in any format; 
printing and binding for the Architect of the Capitol; expenses 
necessary for preparing the semimonthly and session index to 
the Congressional Record, as authorized by law (44 U.S.C. 902); 
printing and binding of Government publications authorized by 
law to be distributed to Members of Congress; and printing, 
binding, and distribution of Government publications authorized 
by law to be distributed without charge to the recipient, 
$73,577,000: Provided, That this appropriation shall not be 
available for paper copies of the permanent edition of the 
Congressional Record for individual Representatives, Resident 
Commissioners or Delegates authorized under 44 U.S.C. 906: 
Provided further, That this appropriation shall be available 
for the payment of obligations incurred under the 
appropriations for similar purposes for preceding fiscal years: 
Provided further, That notwithstanding the 2-year limitation 
under section 718 of title 44, United States Code, none of the 
funds appropriated or made available under this Act or any 
other Act for printing and binding and related services 
provided to Congress under chapter 7 of title 44, United States 
Code, may be expended to print a document, report, or 
publication after the 27-month period beginning on the date 
that such document, report, or publication is authorized by 
Congress to be printed, unless Congress reauthorizes such 
printing in accordance with section 718 of title 44, United 
States Code.
    This title may be cited as the ``Congressional Operations 
Appropriations Act, 2000''.

                        TITLE II--OTHER AGENCIES

                             BOTANIC GARDEN

                         Salaries and Expenses

    For all necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and 
operation of the Botanic Garden and the nurseries, buildings, 
grounds, and collections; and purchase and exchange, 
maintenance, repair, and operation of a passenger motor 
vehicle; all under the direction of the Joint Committee on the 
Library, $3,425,000.

                          LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

                         Salaries and Expenses

    For necessary expenses of the Library of Congress not 
otherwise provided for, including development and maintenance 
of the Union Catalogs; custody and custodial care of the 
Library buildings; special clothing; cleaning, laundering and 
repair of uniforms; preservation of motion pictures in the 
custody of the Library; operation and maintenance of the 
American Folklife Center in the Library; preparation and 
distribution of catalog records and other publications of the 
Library; hire or purchase of one passenger motor vehicle; and 
expenses of the Library of Congress Trust Fund Board not 
properly chargeable to the income of any trust fund held by the 
Board, $256,779,000, of which not more than $6,500,000 shall be 
derived from collections credited to this appropriation during 
fiscal year 2000, and shall remain available until expended, 
under the Act of June 28, 1902 (chapter 1301; 32 Stat. 480; 2 
U.S.C. 150) and not more than $350,000 shall be derived from 
collections during fiscal year 2000 and shall remain available 
until expended for the development and maintenance of an 
international legal information database and activities related 
thereto: Provided, That the Library of Congress may not 
obligate or expend any funds derived from collections under the 
Act of June 28, 1902, in excess of the amount authorized for 
obligation or expenditure in appropriations Acts: Provided 
further, That the total amount available for obligation shall 
be reduced by the amount by which collections are less than the 
$6,850,000: Provided further, That of the total amount 
appropriated, $10,321,380 is to remain available until expended 
for acquisition of books, periodicals, newspapers, and all 
other materials including subscriptions for bibliographic 
services for the Library, including $40,000 to be available 
solely for the purchase, when specifically approved by the 
Librarian, of special and unique materials for additions to the 
collections: Provided further, That of the total amount 
appropriated, $2,347,000 is to remain available until expended 
for the acquisition and partial support for implementation of 
an Integrated Library System (ILS): Provided further, That of 
the total amount appropriated, $5,579,000 is to remain 
available until expended for the purpose of teaching educators 
how to incorporate the Library's digital collections into 
school curricula, which amount shall be transferred to the 
educational consortium formed to conduct the ``Joining Hands 
Across America: Local Community Initiative'' project as 
approved by the Library: Provided further, That of the total 
amount appropriated, $600,000 is to remain available until 
expended for the purpose of digitizing archival materials 
relating to ethnic groups of California, including Japanese 
Americans, which amount shall be transferred to an educational 
archive able to conduct such a project as approved by the 
Library.

                            Copyright Office

                         salaries and expenses

    For necessary expenses of the Copyright Office, 
$37,628,000, of which not more than $20,800,000, to remain 
available until expended, shall be derived from collections 
credited to this appropriation during fiscal year 2000 under 17 
U.S.C. 708(d): Provided, That the Copyright Office may not 
obligate or expend any funds derived from collections under 17 
U.S.C. 708(d), in excess of the amount authorized for 
obligation or expenditure in appropriations Acts: Provided 
further, That not more than $5,454,000 shall be derived from 
collections during fiscal year 2000 under 17 U.S.C. 111(d)(2), 
119(b)(2), 802(h), and 1005: Provided further, That the total 
amount available for obligation shall be reduced by the amount 
by which collections are less than $26,254,000: Provided 
further, That not more than $100,000 of the amount appropriated 
is available for the maintenance of an ``International 
Copyright Institute'' in the Copyright Office of the Library of 
Congress for the purpose of training nationals of developing 
countries in intellectual property laws and policies: Provided 
further, That not more than $4,250 may be expended, on the 
certification of the Librarian of Congress, in connection with 
official representation and reception expenses for activities 
of the International Copyright Institute and for copyright 
delegations, visitors, and seminars.

             Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped


                         salaries and expenses


    For salaries and expenses to carry out the Act of March 3, 
1931 (chapter 400; 46 Stat. 1487; 2 U.S.C. 135a), $47,984,000, 
of which $14,019,000 shall remain available until expended.

                       Furniture and Furnishings

    For necessary expenses for the purchase, installation, 
maintenance, and repair of furniture, furnishings, office and 
library equipment, $5,415,000.

                       Administrative Provisions

    Sec. 201. Appropriations in this Act available to the 
Library of Congress shall be available, in an amount of not 
more than $198,390, of which $59,300 is for the Congressional 
Research Service, when specifically authorized by the Librarian 
of Congress, for attendance at meetings concerned with the 
function or activity for which the appropriation is made.
    Sec. 202. (a) No part of the funds appropriated in this Act 
shall be used by the Library of Congress to administer any 
flexible or compressed work schedule which--
            (1) applies to any manager or supervisor in a 
        position the grade or level of which is equal to or 
        higher than GS-15; and
            (2) grants such manager or supervisor the right to 
        not be at work for all or a portion of a workday 
        because of time worked by the manager or supervisor on 
        another workday.
    (b) For purposes of this section, the term ``manager or 
supervisor'' means any management official or supervisor, as 
such terms are defined in section 7103(a)(10) and (11) of title 
5, United States Code.
    Sec. 203. Appropriated funds received by the Library of 
Congress from other Federal agencies to cover general and 
administrative overhead costs generated by performing 
reimbursable work for other agencies under the authority of 31 
U.S.C. 1535 and 1536 shall not be used to employ more than 65 
employees and may be expended or obligated--
            (1) in the case of a reimbursement, only to such 
        extent or in such amounts as are provided in 
        appropriations Acts; or
            (2) in the case of an advance payment, only--
                    (A) to pay for such general or 
                administrative overhead costs as are 
                attributable to the work performed for such 
                agency; or
                    (B) to such extent or in such amounts as 
                are provided in appropriations Acts, with 
                respect to any purpose not allowable under 
                subparagraph (A).
    Sec. 204. Of the amounts appropriated to the Library of 
Congress in this Act, not more than $5,000 may be expended, on 
the certification of the Librarian of Congress, in connection 
with official representation and reception expenses for the 
incentive awards program.
    Sec. 205. Of the amount appropriated to the Library of 
Congress in this Act, not more than $12,000 may be expended, on 
the certification of the Librarian of Congress, in connection 
with official representation and reception expenses for the 
Overseas Field Offices.
    Sec. 206. (a) For fiscal year 2000, the obligational 
authority of the Library of Congress for the activities 
described in subsection (b) may not exceed $98,788,000.
    (b) The activities referred to in subsection (a) are 
reimbursable and revolving fund activities that are funded from 
sources other than appropriations to the Library in 
appropriations Acts for the legislative branch.
    Sec. 207. The Library of Congress may use available funds, 
now and hereafter, to enter into contracts for the lease or 
acquisition of severable services for a period that begins in 
one fiscal year and ends in the next fiscal year and to enter 
into multi-year contracts for the acquisition of property and 
services pursuant to sections 303L and 304B, respectively, of 
the Federal Property and Administrative Services Act (41 U.S.C. 
253l and 254c).
    Sec. 208. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law 
regarding the qualifications and method of appointment of 
employees of the Library of Congress, the Librarian of 
Congress, using such method of appointment as the Librarian may 
select, may appoint not more than three individuals who meet 
such qualifications as the Librarian may impose to serve as 
management specialists for a term not to exceed three years.
    (b) No individual appointed as a management specialist 
under subsection (a) may serve in such position after December 
31, 2004.
    Sec. 209. (a) section 904 of the Supplemental 
Appropriations Act, 1983 (2 U.S.C. 136a-2) is amended to read 
as follows:
    ``Sec. 904. Notwithstanding any other provision of law--
            ``(1) the Librarian of Congress shall be 
        compensated at an annual rate of pay which is equal to 
        the annual rate of basic pay payable for positions at 
        level II of the Executive Schedule under section 5313 
        of title 5, United States Code; and
            ``(2) the Deputy Librarian of Congress shall be 
        compensated at an annual rate of pay which is equal to 
        the annual rate of basic pay payable for positions at 
        level III of the Executive Schedule under section 5314 
        of title 5, United States Code.''.
    (b) section 203(c)(1) of the Legislative Reorganization Act 
of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 166(c)(1)) is amended by striking the second 
sentence and inserting the following: ``The basic pay of the 
Director shall be at a per annum rate equal to the rate of 
basic pay provided for level III of the Executive Schedule 
under section 5314 of title 5, United States Code.''.
    (c) The amendments made by this section shall apply with 
respect to the first pay period which begins on or after the 
date of the enactment of this Act and each subsequent pay 
period.

                        ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL

                     Library Buildings and Grounds

                     structural and mechanical care

    For all necessary expenses for the mechanical and 
structural maintenance, care and operation of the Library 
buildings and grounds, $16,033,000, of which $3,650,000 shall 
remain available until expended.

                       GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

                 Office of Superintendent of Documents

                         salaries and expenses

    For expenses of the Office of Superintendent of Documents 
necessary to provide for the cataloging and indexing of 
Government publications and their distribution to the public, 
Members of Congress, other Government agencies, and designated 
depository and international exchange libraries as authorized 
by law, $29,986,000: Provided, That travel expenses, including 
travel expenses of the Depository Library Council to the Public 
Printer, shall not exceed $175,000: Provided further, That 
amounts of not more than $2,000,000 from current year 
appropriations are authorized for producing and disseminating 
Congressional serial sets and other related publications for 
1998 and 1999 to depository and other designated libraries.

               Government Printing Office Revolving Fund

    The Government Printing Office is hereby authorized to make 
such expenditures, within the limits of funds available and in 
accord with the law, and to make such contracts and commitments 
without regard to fiscal year limitations as provided by 
section 9104 of title 31, United States Code, as may be 
necessary in carrying out the programs and purposes set forth 
in the budget for the current fiscal year for the Government 
Printing Office revolving fund: Provided, That not more than 
$2,500 may be expended on the certification of the Public 
Printer in connection with official representation and 
reception expenses: Provided further, That the revolving fund 
shall be available for the hire or purchase of not more than 
twelve passenger motor vehicles: Provided further, That 
expenditures in connection with travel expenses of the advisory 
councils to the Public Printer shall be deemed necessary to 
carry out the provisions of title 44, United States Code: 
Provided further, That the revolving fund shall be available 
for temporary or intermittent services under section 3109(b) of 
title 5, United States Code, but at rates for individuals not 
more than the daily equivalent of the annual rate of basic pay 
for level V of the Executive Schedule under section 5316 of 
such title: Provided further, That the revolving fund and the 
funds provided under the headings ``Office of Superintendent of 
Documents'' and ``salaries and expenses'' together may not be 
available for the full-time equivalent employment of more than 
3,313 workyears (or such other number of workyears as the 
Public Printer may request, subject to the approval of the 
Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of 
Representatives): Provided further, That activities financed 
through the revolving fund may provide information in any 
format: Provided further, That the revolving fund shall not be 
used to administer any flexible or compressed work schedule 
which applies to any manager or supervisor in a position the 
grade or level of which is equal to or higher than GS-15: 
Provided further, That expenses for attendance at meetings 
shall not exceed $75,000.

                        Administrative Provision

    Sec. 210. (a) section 311 of title 44, United States Code, 
is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection:
    ``(c) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, section 
3709 of the Revised Statutes (41 U.S.C. 5) shall apply with 
respect to purchases and contracts for the Government Printing 
Office as if the reference to `$25,000' in clause (1) of such 
section were a reference to `$100,000'.''.
    (b) The heading of section 311 of title 44, United States 
Code, is amended by striking ``AUTHORITY'' and inserting 
``AUTHORITY; SMALL PURCHASE THRESHOLD''.
    (c) The table of sections for chapter 3 of title 44, United 
States Code, is amended by striking the item relating to 
section 311 and inserting the following:

``311. Purchases exempt from the Federal Property and Administrative 
          Services Act; contract negotiation authority; small purchase 
          threshold.''.

                       GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE

                         Salaries and Expenses

    For necessary expenses of the General Accounting Office, 
including not more than $7,000 to be expended on the 
certification of the Comptroller General of the United States 
in connection with official representation and reception 
expenses; temporary or intermittent services under section 
3109(b) of title 5, United States Code, but at rates for 
individuals not more than the daily equivalent of the annual 
rate of basic pay for level IV of the Executive Schedule under 
section 5315 of such title; hire of one passenger motor 
vehicle; advance payments in foreign countries in accordance 
with 31 U.S.C. 3324; benefits comparable to those payable under 
sections 901(5), 901(6), and 901(8) of the Foreign Service Act 
of 1980 (22 U.S.C. 4081(5), 4081(6), and 4081(8)); and under 
regulations prescribed by the Comptroller General of the United 
States, rental of living quarters in foreign countries, 
$379,000,000: Provided, That notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 9105 
hereafter amounts reimbursed to the Comptroller General 
pursuant to that section shall be deposited to the 
appropriation of the General Accounting Office then available 
and remain available until expended, and not more than 
$1,400,000 of such funds shall be available for use in fiscal 
year 2000: Provided further, That this appropriation and 
appropriations for administrative expenses of any other 
department or agency which is a member of the National 
Intergovernmental Audit Forum or a Regional Intergovernmental 
Audit Forum shall be available to finance an appropriate share 
of either Forum's costs as determined by the respective Forum, 
including necessary travel expenses of non-Federal 
participants. Payments hereunder to the Forum may be credited 
as reimbursements to any appropriation from which costs 
involved are initially financed: Provided further, That this 
appropriation and appropriations for administrative expenses of 
any other department or agency which is a member of the 
American Consortium on International Public Administration 
(ACIPA) shall be available to finance an appropriate share of 
ACIPA costs as determined by the ACIPA, including any expenses 
attributable to membership of ACIPA in the International 
Institute of Administrative Sciences.

                     TITLE III--GENERAL PROVISIONS

    Sec. 301. No part of the funds appropriated in this Act 
shall be used for the maintenance or care of private vehicles, 
except for emergency assistance and cleaning as may be provided 
under regulations relating to parking facilities for the House 
of Representatives issued by the Committee on House 
Administration and for the Senate issued by the Committee on 
Rules and Administration.
    Sec. 302. No part of the funds appropriated in this Act 
shall remain available for obligation beyond fiscal year 2000 
unless expressly so provided in this Act.
    Sec. 303. Whenever in this Act any office or position not 
specifically established by the Legislative Pay Act of 1929 is 
appropriated for or the rate of compensation or designation of 
any office or position appropriated for is different from that 
specifically established by such Act, the rate of compensation 
and the designation in this Act shall be the permanent law with 
respect thereto: Provided, That the provisions in this Act for 
the various items of official expenses of Members, officers, 
and committees of the Senate and House of Representatives, and 
clerk hire for Senators and Members of the House of 
Representatives shall be the permanent law with respect 
thereto.
    Sec. 304. The expenditure of any appropriation under this 
Act for any consulting service through procurement contract, 
pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 3109, shall be limited to those contracts 
where such expenditures are a matter of public record and 
available for public inspection, except where otherwise 
provided under existing law, or under existing Executive order 
issued pursuant to existing law.
    Sec. 305. (a) It is the sense of the Congress that, to the 
greatest extent practicable, all equipment and products 
purchased with funds made available in this Act should be 
American-made.
    (b) In providing financial assistance to, or entering into 
any contract with, any entity using funds made available in 
this Act, the head of each Federal agency, to the greatest 
extent practicable, shall provide to such entity a notice 
describing the statement made in subsection (a) by the 
Congress.
    (c) If it has been finally determined by a court or Federal 
agency that any person intentionally affixed a label bearing a 
``Made in America'' inscription, or any inscription with the 
same meaning, to any product sold in or shipped to the United 
States that is not made in the United States, such person shall 
be ineligible to receive any contract or subcontract made with 
funds provided pursuant to this Act, pursuant to the debarment, 
suspension, and ineligibility procedures described in section 
9.400 through 9.409 of title 48, Code of Federal Regulations.
    Sec. 306. Such sums as may be necessary are appropriated to 
the account described in subsection (a) of section 415 of 
Public Law 104-1 to pay awards and settlements as authorized 
under such subsection.
    Sec. 307. Amounts available for administrative expenses of 
any legislative branch entity which participates in the 
Legislative Branch Financial Managers Council (LBFMC) 
established by charter on March 26, 1996, shall be available to 
finance an appropriate share of LBFMC costs as determined by 
the LBFMC, except that the total LBFMC costs to be shared among 
all participating legislative branch entities (in such 
allocations among the entities as the entities may determine) 
may not exceed $1,500.
    Sec. 308. Section 308 of the Legislative Branch 
Appropriations Act, 1999 (Public Law 105-275; 112 Stat. 2452) 
is amended--
            (1) in subsection (b), by striking ``(40 U.S.C. 
        174j-1(b)(1))'' and inserting ``(40 U.S.C. 174j-1 
        note)'';
            (2) in subsection (c), by striking ``(40 U.S.C. 
        174j-1(c))'' and inserting ``(40 U.S.C. 174j-1 note)''; 
        and
            (3) in subsection (d), by striking ``(40 U.S.C. 
        174j-1(e))'' and inserting ``(40 U.S.C. 174j-1 note)''.
    Sec. 309. Section 316 of Public Law 101-302 is amended in 
the first sentence of subsection (a) by striking ``1999'' and 
inserting ``2000''.
    Sec. 310. Chapter 5 of title II of division B of the 
Omnibus Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations 
Act, 1999 (Public Law 105-277; 112 Stat. 2681-569) is amended 
in the matter under the subheading ``Capitol Visitor Center'' 
under the heading ``ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL'' by striking 
``the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate, the 
Committee on House Oversight of the House of Representatives, 
the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and of the Senate, and other appropriate 
committees of the House of Representatives and of the Senate'' 
and inserting ``the United States Capitol Preservation 
Commission established under section 801 of the Arizona-Idaho 
Conservation Act of 1988 (40 U.S.C. 188a)''.
    Sec. 311. Trade Deficit Review Commission. (a) 
Appropriations.--Section 127(i) of the Trade Deficit Review 
Commission Act (19 U.S.C. 2213 note) is amended by adding at 
the end the following new sentence:
``Amounts appropriated pursuant to this subsection shall remain 
available until the date which is 90 days after the date on 
which the Commission submits the final report described in 
subsection (e).''.
    (b) Applicability of Certain Pay Authorities to Members of 
the Commission.--Section 127(g) of the Trade Deficit Review 
Commission Act is amended by adding at the end the following 
new paragraph:
            ``(6) Applicability of certain pay authorities.--
                    ``(A) In general.--An individual who is a 
                member of the Commission and is an annuitant or 
                otherwise covered by section 8344 or 8468 of 
                title 5, United States Code, by reason of 
                membership on the Commission is not subject to 
                the provisions of section 8344 or 8468 
                (whichever is applicable) with respect to such 
                membership.
                    ``(B) Uniformed service.--An individual who 
                is a member of the Commission and is a member 
                or former member of a uniformed service is not 
                subject to the provisions of subsections (b) 
                and (c) of section 5532, United States Code, 
                with respect to membership on the 
                Commission.''.
    (c) Termination of Commission and Other Matters.--Section 
127 of the Trade Deficit Review Commission Act is amended by 
adding at the end the following new subsections:
    ``(j) Federal Advisory Committee Act.--The provisions of 
the Federal Advisory Committee Act (Public Law 92-463; 5 U.S.C. 
App.) shall not apply to the Commission.
    ``(k) Termination.--The Commission shall terminate 90 days 
after the date on which the Commission submits the final report 
under subsection (e).''.
    Sec. 312. Creditable Service With Congressional Campaign 
Committees. Section 8332(m)(1)(A) of title 5, United States 
Code, is amended to read as follows:
            ``(A) such employee has at least 4 years and 6 
        months of service on such committees as of December 12, 
        1980; and''.
    Sec. 313. Section 507 of Public Law 104-1 (109 Stat. 43; 2 
U.S.C. 1436) is repealed.

    TITLE IV--FISCAL YEAR 1999 SUPPLEMENTAL LEGISLATIVE BRANCH FUNDS

                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

      Payments to Widows and Heirs of Deceased Members of Congress

    For payment to Marta Macias Brown, widow of George E. 
Brown, Jr., late a Representative from the State of California, 
$136,700: Provided, That this provision shall take effect on 
the date of the enactment of this Act.

                        Administrative Provision

    Sec. 401. (a) The Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 
1999 (Public Law 105-275; 112 Stat. 2437) is amended in the 
item relating to ``HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES--Salaries and 
Expenses--salaries, officers and employees'' by striking 
``$24,282,000'' and inserting ``$24,982,000''.
    (b) The amendment made by subsection (a) shall take effect 
as if included in the enactment of the Legislative Branch 
Appropriations Act, 1999.
    This title may be cited as the ``Legislative Branch 
Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1999''.
    This Act may be cited as the ``Legislative Branch 
Appropriations Act, 2000''.
      And the Senate agree to the same.

                                   Charles H. Taylor,
                                   Zach Wamp,
                                   Jerry Lewis,
                                   Kay Granger,
                                   Bill Young,
                                   Ed Pastor,
                                   John P. Murtha,
                                   Steny H. Hoyer,
                                   David Obey
                                           (except for the Russian 
                                               exchange program)
                                 Managers on the Part of the House.

                                   Robert F. Bennett,
                                   Ted Stevens,
                                   Larry Craig,
                                   Thad Cochran,
                                   Dianne Feinstein,
                                   Richard J. Durbin,
                                   Robert C. Byrd,
                                Managers on the Part of the Senate.
       JOINT EXPLANATORY STATEMENT OF THE COMMITTEE ON CONFERENCE

      The managers on the part of the House and the Senate at 
the conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on 
the amendments of the Senate to the bill (H.R. 1905) making 
appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2000, and for other purposes, submit the 
following joint statement to the House and Senate in 
explanation of the effect of the action agreed upon by the 
managers and recommended in the accompanying conference report.
      Amendment No. 1: Inserts appropriations for operations of 
the Senate. With respect to those items in the conference 
agreement that differ between House and Senate bills, the 
conferees have agreed to the following:

                   TITLE I--CONGRESSIONAL OPERATIONS

                                 SENATE

      Appropriates $489,406,000 for Senate operations and 
contains several administrative provisions. The managers on the 
part of the Senate have requested an amendment to Section 1, an 
administrative provision dealing with Senators' allowances. 
Inasmuch as this item relates solely to the Senate, and in 
accord with long practice under which each body determines its 
own housekeeping requirements and the other concurs without 
intervention, the managers on the part of the House, at the 
request of the managers on the part of the Senate, have receded 
to the Senate.

                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

      At the request of the managers on the part of the House, 
the conferees agree to amend several provisions relating to the 
House of Representatives. The conference agreement appropriates 
$760,884,000, and adjusts a receipt ceiling applicable to House 
Information Resources, for salaries and expenses, House of 
Representatives. It also amends two House administrative 
provisions included in the House bill. One amendment removes an 
inconsistent reporting requirement and the other clarifies a 
provision regarding the House General Counsel regarding its 
status as permanent law. Inasmuch as this item relates solely 
to the House, and in accord with long practice under which each 
body determines its own housekeeping requirements and the other 
concurs without intervention, the managers on the part of the 
Senate, at the request of the managers on the part of the 
House, have receded to the House.
      Amendment No. 2: Deletes several provisions of the House 
bill and inserts substitute provisions. Many items in both 
House and Senate bills are identical and are included in the 
conference agreement without change. The conferees agree with 
the report language accompanying the regular House and Senate 
fiscal year 2000 appropriations bills unless otherwise stated 
herein. With respect to those items in the conference agreement 
that differ between House and Senate bills, the conferees have 
agreed to the following:

                              JOINT ITEMS


                      Joint Committee on Taxation

      Appropriates $6,456,400 for the Joint Committee on 
Taxation as proposed by the Senate instead of $6,188,000 as 
proposed by the House. The funds will support 66.5 FTE's.

                     Joint Committee on the Library

      The conference agreement deletes funds for the Joint 
Committee on the Library instead of $500,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.

                          Capitol Police Board


                             Capitol Police


                                salaries

      Appropriates $78,501,000 for salaries of officers, 
members, and employees of the Capitol Police as proposed by the 
House instead of $80,783,000 as proposed by the Senate, of 
which $37,725,000 is provided to the Sergeant at Arms of the 
House of Representatives and $40,776,000 is provided to the 
Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate. In addition, the 
Capitol Police have $2,282,000 in savings available from the 
fiscal year 99 Security Enhancements supplemental.

                            general expenses

      Appropriates $6,574,000 for general expenses of the 
Capitol Police instead of $6,711,000 as proposed by House and 
$7,913,000 as proposed by the Senate. The funds provided 
include $650,000 for travel, $5,000 for transportation of 
things, $138,000 for rent, communications and utilities, 
$635,000 for additional computer and telecommunications needs, 
$2,374,000 for all other services, $1,299,000 for supplies, and 
$1,473,000 for equipment. With respect to vehicles, the 
conferees recognize the need of the Capitol Police to upgrade 
and possibly expand their existing fleet of motorcycles to help 
fulfill their security mission, and provide $103,000 for that 
purpose from existing funds. The conferees direct the Capitol 
Police to study options that will enable the purchase of 
American-made motorcycles that meet the Department's security 
mission and report their findings to the House and Senate 
Committees on Appropriations.
      With respect to the computer and telecommunications 
project, $635,000 are provided to begin taking over 
communications activities and relieving the Senate Sergeant at 
Arms from the need to support those activities. Of the 
$635,000, $400,000 is not available

until released by the Committees on Appropriations. The balance 
is available for telecommunications needs. The $635,000 is 
provided to begin a transition from Sergeant at Arms support of 
police information technology and the necessary infrastructure. 
During the transition the Senate Sergeant at Arms will continue 
to provide necessary assistance required by the Capitol Police. 
The draft Information Technology (IT) plan recently submitted 
is an excellent start in the planning needed to undertake this 
activity. The draft is a well developed professional IT plan 
and gives the Committees assurances that the Capitol Police are 
reaching the point of having the ability to take on these 
tasks. However, more planning is needed in the area of relating 
specific IT needs and systems to the mission of the Capitol 
Police. The plan should include identification of 
infrastructure specifics (hardware and systems) as they relate 
to the police mission. Further development of the plan should 
be submitted to the Committees on Appropriations and the 
authorizing Committees. The police are urged to continue their 
consultation with the General Accounting Office.
      The conferees agree with the language in the House bill 
transferring the disbursement authority from the Chief 
Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives to the 
Capitol Police Board or its delegee. This transfer of authority 
is for the General Expenses fund only, and will not change or 
impact the current appointing authorities or disbursement 
entities for salary funds in the House or Senate.

           Capitol Guide Service and Special Services Office

      Appropriates $2,293,000 for the Capitol Guide Service and 
Special Services Office as proposed by the House instead of 
$2,336,000 as proposed by the Senate.

                      CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE


                         Salaries and Expenses

      The conferees have included an administrative provision 
authorizing the Congressional Budget Office to make lump sum 
payments for staff recruitment and bonuses as proposed by the 
House. The payments will not exceed one percent of CBO's annual 
pay roll. The conferees deleted a provision proposed by the 
House authorizing a change in the pay level for the Director 
and the Deputy Director of CBO.

                        ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL


                     Capitol Buildings and Grounds


                           capitol buildings

                         salaries and expenses

      Appropriates $46,836,000 for salaries and expenses, 
Capitol buildings, Architect of the Capitol, instead of 
$46,104,000 as proposed by the House and $48,195,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. Of this amount, $4,390,000 shall remain 
available until expended instead of $3,055,000 as proposed by 
the House and $7,620,000 as proposed by the Senate. With 
respect to object class and project differences between the 
House and Senate bills, the conferees have agreed to the 
following:

Operating Budget:
    1. Personal services................................     $25,964,000
    2. Rent, communications, utilities & travel.........         894,000
    3. Other services...................................       9,812,000
    4. Supplies.........................................         600,000
    5. Equipment........................................         225,000
Capitol Projects
    6. ADA requirements.................................               0
    7. Replace sound systems, cmte & hearing rooms......         120,000
    8. Elevator/escalator modernization program.........               0
    9. Provide steam humidification.....................         210,000
    10. Implementation of AOCNET........................         250,000
    11. Financial Management System (FMS)...............         500,000
    12. Computer-Aided Facility Management (CAFM).......               0
    13. Computer, telecommunications & electrical 
      support...........................................         600,000
    14. Upgrade unsafe mechanical equip. walkways and 
      ladders...........................................         200,000
    15. Replace exit doors for emergency egress & 
      security..........................................               0
    16. Security project support for AOC................         200,000
    17. Design: Upgrade air conditioning--east front, 
      Capitol...........................................         140,000
    18. Design: Replace high voltage SWGR, Capitol 
      complex...........................................         175,000
    19. Painting of exterior woodwork and west front of 
      Capitol...........................................         300,000
    20. Master plan development.........................               0
    21. Study House chamber improvements................         300,000
    22. Inaugural support services......................          50,000
    23. Design: Replace exit doors for emergency egress.         160,000
    24. Design: Restore shutters & upgrade window 
      lighting..........................................          53,000
    25. Design: Restore cast iron lamp posts & railings.          18,000
    26. Design: Exterior stone preservation.............         115,000
    27. Design: Replace windows, Capitol................         240,000
    28. Design: Refuge areas & emergency lighting.......         300,000
    29. Design: Sprinkler system........................       1,800,000

      The conferees have provided $500,000 for the Architect of 
the Capitol's (AOC) implementation of an interim financial 
management system (FMS), making $1.2 million available for the 
system including amounts already appropriated. The Architect 
has developed system requirements and has explored several 
alternatives with an FMS steering committee comprised of AOC 
staff and members of the Legislative Branch Financial Manager's 
Council (LBFMC). AOC believes that cross-servicing for a client 
server based system will maximize functionality while 
minimizing implementation risks. While all members of the 
steering committee agree that a client server based system will 
provide maximum flexibility and functionality, there are some 
members of the committee who believe that the cost is high for 
an interim system and could exceed the AOC 's estimate of $2.8 
million. While the conferees have not taken a formal position, 
it is agreed that the Architect should proceed with an interim 
system. Funding is provided to permit a phased implementation 
where the initial steps would include the Government Wide 
Standard General Ledger and would allow additional capabilities 
to be added in an orderly, phased process. This will allow the 
AOC to begin implementing a system that will permit the 
integration of existing management systems into its FMS while 
making progress toward meeting its long-term financial 
management system goals. The conferees direct that the 
Architect ensure that the system selected is clearly interim in 
nature and compatible with the overall Legislative Branch goal 
of a common financial management system in the future. The 
conferees also expect that the existing steering committee will 
remain actively involved in the implementation of the AOC 
system and that the LBFMC will play a role in the process of 
moving to a new FMS. The Architect is directed to prepare a 
system implementation plan that reflects phasing in additional 
system modules and submit that plan to House and Senate 
Appropriations Committees as part of the fiscal year 2001 
budget submission.
      The conferees also agree with language in the House 
report reminding the Architect of the Capitol that construction 
funds shall only be requested for projects that have been 100% 
designed. Further, the Senate report directs the Architect of 
the Capitol to coordinate with the Senate Sergeant at Arms on 
any improvements or changes in information technology regarding 
the Senate.

                            capitol grounds

      Appropriates $5,427,000 to the Architect of the Capitol 
for care and improvement of grounds surrounding the Capitol, 
House and Senate office buildings, and the Capitol power plant 
instead of $5,579,000 as proposed by the House and $5,627,000 
as proposed by the Senate. Of this amount, $155,000 as proposed 
by the House shall remain available until expended instead of 
$330,000 as proposed by the Senate. With respect to object 
class and project differences between the House and Senate 
bills, the conferees have agreed to the following:

Operating Budget:
    1. Other services...................................        $852,000
    2. Supplies.........................................         167,000
Capitol Projects:
    3. ADA requirements.................................         155,000
    4. Replace dump truck...............................               0
    5. Design: Reconstruct Delaware Avenue SW...........          50,000
    6. Design: Renovation to former DC street lights....         100,000

                        senate office buildings

      Appropriates $64,038,000 to the Architect of the Capitol 
as proposed by the Senate, of which $22,305,000 shall remain 
available until expended, for the operations of the Senate 
office buildings. Inasmuch as this item relates solely to the 
Senate, and in accord with long practice under which each body 
determines its own housekeeping requirements and the other 
concurs without intervention, the managers on the part of the 
House, at the request of the managers on the part of the 
Senate, have receded to the Senate.

                         house office buildings

      At the request of the managers on the part of the House, 
the conference agreement appropriates $37,279,000 as proposed 
by the House instead of $40,679,000 as proposed by the Senate 
to the Architect of the Capitol for House office buildings, of 
which $4,442,000 shall remain available until expended as 
proposed by the House instead of $7,842,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. Inasmuch as this item relates solely to the House, and 
in accord with long practice under which each body determines 
its own housekeeping requirements and the other concurs without 
intervention, the managers on the part of the Senate, at the 
request of the managers on the part of the House, have receded 
to the House.
      Amendment No. 3: Deletes several provisions of the House 
bill and inserts substitute provisions. Many items in both 
House and Senate bills are identical and are included in the 
conference agreement without change. The conferees agree with 
the report language accompanying the regular House and Senate 
fiscal year 2000 appropriations bills unless otherwise stated 
herein. With respect to those items in the conference agreement 
that differ between House and Senate bills, the conferees have 
agreed to the following:

                          capitol power plant

      Appropriates $38,054,000 to the Architect of the Capitol 
for Capitol power plant operations instead of $34,780,000 as 
proposed by the House and $45,006,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. Of this amount, $3,000,000 shall remain available until 
expended instead of $6,000,000 as proposed by the Senate. With 
respect to object class and project differences between the 
House and Senate bills, the conferees have agreed to the 
following:

Operating Budget:
    1. Rent, communications, and utilities (includes 
      water and sewer payments).........................     $32,786,000
    2. Other services...................................       1,050,000
    3. Supplies.........................................       1,575,000
Capital Projects:
    4. East Plant chiller replacement...................               0
    5. Optimization of operations, CPP..................               0
    6. Replacement filter bags..........................               0
    7. Design: Thermal storage facility.................               0
    8. Design: Repair South Capitol Street tunnel.......         153,000
    9. Design: Repair Constitution Ave tunnel...........         375,000

      These funds include $3,000,000 which, together with 
$3,000,000 provided under Library buildings and grounds, make 
$6 million available for the 42% retroactive water and sewer 
bill rate increase and for improvements to the Culpeper audio-
visual facility. These funds are not available until released 
by the Committees on Appropriations.

                          LIBRARY OF CONGRESS


                     Congressional Research Service


                         salaries and expenses

      Appropriates $71,244,000 for salaries and expenses, 
Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress as proposed 
by the Senate instead of $70,940,000 as proposed by the House.

                       GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE


                   Congressional Printing and Binding

      Appropriates $73,577,000 for Congressional printing and 
binding as proposed by the House instead of $77,704,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.
      The conferees agree to omit the report language proposed 
by the Senate regarding GPO billing procedures.

                        TITLE II--OTHER AGENCIES


                             BOTANIC GARDEN


                         Salaries and Expenses

      Appropriates $3,425,000 for salaries and expenses, 
Botanic Garden instead of $3,538,000 as proposed by the House 
and $3,428,000 as proposed by the Senate. With respect to 
object class and project differences between the House and 
Senate bills, the conferees have agreed to the following:

Operating Budget:
    1. Rent, communications, utilities and travel.......          $6,000
    2. Other services...................................          95,000
    3. Supplies.........................................         137,000
Capitol Projects:
    4. Design: Administrative building renovations and 
      ADA...............................................               0
    5. Design: Bartholdi Park renovations and 
      improvements......................................         100,000

                          LIBRARY OF CONGRESS


                         Salaries and Expenses

      Provides $256,779,000 for salaries and expenses, Library 
of Congress instead of $256,285,000 as proposed by the House 
and $250,491,000 as proposed by the Senate. Of this amount, 
$6,850,000 is made available from receipts collected by the 
Library of Congress, and $10,321,000 is to remain available 
until expended for acquisition of library materials as proposed 
by the Senate instead of $10,438,000 as proposed by the House. 
With respect to differences between the House and Senate bills, 
the conferees have agreed to the following budget changes from 
fiscal year 1999:

1. Price level increases................................     +$1,307,490
2. Electronic resources implementation project..........        +160,828
3. Succession plan......................................        +505,000
4. Reader registration program..........................        +233,396
5. Hands Across America.................................      +5,829,000
6. NDL-Ethnic groups of California......................        +600,000
7. Essential staff--law library.........................               0
8. Arrearage processing.................................        +188,250
9. Three management specialists.........................        +262,290
10. Space design contract (from savings)................        +308,000
11. Automation (computer security telecommunications)...         +50,000
12. Automation (financial system replacement)...........        +250,000
13. Automation (disaster recovery)......................        +450,000
14. Automation (enhanced Unix server)...................        +600,000
15. Natl. Film Preservation Foundation grant (from 
    savings)............................................        +250,000
16. Rounding............................................            -441

      The conferees have included a provision in the House bill 
providing $5,579,000, to remain available until expended, for 
teaching educators how to incorporate the Library's digital 
collection into school curricula, and a Senate provision 
providing $600,000, to remain available until expended, for a 
project to digitize archival materials relating to ethnic 
groups of California, including Japanese Americans.
      The conference agreement includes $505,000 to address 
succession planning in the most vulnerable areas in the 
Library's collections. The conferees are sensitive to the 
Library's needs for succession planning in areas that support 
the Library's unique collections. In order to address those 
concerns, before expending any of these funds the Library is 
directed to submit to the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations a plan which identifies the high risk areas.
      The conferees agree with language in the House report 
authorizing the Library to expend funds out of current 
resources to conduct a transit-fare program, as authorized by 
the federal Employees Clean Air Incentive Act of 1993, 
comparable (including the same level of transit-fare) to the 
program implemented for employees of the House of 
Representatives.
      The conferees agree with Senate report language directing 
the Library of Congress to consult with the Architect of the 
Capitol and the Capitol Police prior to implementing any 
collection security project as proposed by the Senate.

                            Copyright Office


                         salaries and expenses

      Provides $37,628,000 for salaries and expenses, Copyright 
Office as proposed by the Senate instead of $37,639,000 as 
proposed by the House. The conferees have agreed to remove the 
authorization for the use of this appropriation for 
publications of the decisions of the United States courts 
involving copyrights as proposed by the House. The conferees 
have included a provision authorizing $4,250 for official 
reception expenses of the International Copyright Institute as 
proposed by the House instead of $7,250 as proposed by the 
Senate.

             Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped


                         salaries and expenses

      Appropriates $47,984,000 for salaries and expenses, books 
for the blind and physically handicapped as proposed by the 
Senate instead of $48,033,000 as proposed by the House. Of this 
amount, $14,019,000 shall remain available until expended as 
proposed by the Senate instead of $14,032,600 as proposed by 
the House.

                       Furniture and Furnishings

      Appropriates $5,415,000 for furniture and furnishings at 
the Library of Congress as proposed by the Senate.

                       Administrative Provisions

      The conferees have authorized the Librarian to appoint 
not more than three management specialists for a term not to 
exceed three years as proposed by the House. The conference 
agreement authorizes a statutory salary increase for the 
Librarian, the Deputy Librarian and the Director of the 
Congressional Research Service.

                        ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL


                     Library Buildings and Grounds


                     structural and mechanical care

      Appropriates $16,033,000 for structural and mechanical 
care, Library buildings and grounds, Architect of the Capitol 
instead of $13,410,000 as proposed by the House and $17,327,000 
as proposed by the Senate. Of this amount, $3,650,000 shall 
remain available until expended instead of $1,150,000 as 
proposed by the House and $5,740,000 as proposed by the Senate. 
With respect to object class and project differences between 
the House and Senate bills, the conferees have agreed to the 
following:

Operating Budget:
    1. Other services...................................      $1,492,000
    2. Equipment & land and structures..................         116,000
Capitol Projects:
    3. ADA requirements, LB&G;'s.........................               0
    4. Elevator/escalator modernization, LOC buildings..               0
    5. Replace Halon fire system, LOC computer room.....               0
    6. Design: Install additional sprinklers, JMMB......         100,000
    7. Lightning protection, JMMB.......................               0
    8. Design: Upgrade book conveyor systems, JTB & JAB.               0
    9. HVAC improvements NW curtain, TJB................               0
    10. Audio Visual Conservation Center, Culpeper......           (\1\)
    11. Design: ADA requirements, LB&G..................;          60,000
    12. Design: Book conveyor system security...........          60,000
    13. Design: Replace lighting dimmer system, JMMB....          45,000
    14. Design: Refuge areas & emergency lighting.......         145,000
    15. High voltage switch gear, JMMB..................         442,000

\1\ See below.

      These funds include $3,000,000 which, together with 
$3,000,000 provided under the Capitol power plant, Architect of 
the Capitol, make $6 million available for improvements to the 
Culpeper audio-visual facility and the 42% retroactive water 
and sewer bill rate increase. These funds are not available 
until released by the Committees on Appropriations.
      The conferees applaud the Architect of the Capitol for 
creating a Life Safety Program Division within his organization 
to address workplace safety, fire-protection and environmental 
concerns. The conferees believe that the Architect must 
consider the physical safety of the thousands who visit and 
work in the Capitol complex as one of his highest priorities.
      The conferees note the five citations issued to the 
Architect on July 9, 1999, by the Office of Compliance for 
serious life-safety violations discovered during inspection of 
the James Madison Building in the aftermath of the April 30, 
1999, fire. The Architect is directed to provide within 30 days 
to the Committees on Appropriations, the Committee on House 
Administration and the Senate Committee on Rules and 
Administration, both minority and majority, a report on all 
activities undertaken to abate the violations and prevent their 
recurrence in the Madison Building or elsewhere in the complex. 
The Architect is further directed to provide within 30 days to 
the Librarian and these committees, majority and minority, a 
reasonable, effective and efficient plan of action, including 
milestones/completion dates, to correct the hazards and 
deficiencies which the Librarian has identified.

                       GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE


                 Office of Superintendent of Documents


                         salaries and expenses

      The conferees agree to a limitation of $175,000 for 
travel expenses within salaries and expenses, Superintendent of 
Documents, as proposed by the House instead of $150,000 as 
proposed by the Senate.

               Government Printing Office Revolving Fund

      The conferees have deleted $5,000,000 as proposed by the 
Senate for air conditioning and elevator upgrades at the 
Government Printing Office. The GPO is reminded that building 
repair and renovation plans have not been presented to the 
authorizing committees.
      The conferees agree to a 3,313 workyears limitation at 
the Government Printing Office as proposed by the House instead 
of 3,383 as proposed by the Senate. The conferees agree with 
the provision in the House bill regarding requests by the 
Public Printer for a different number of FTE's, subject to the 
approval of the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and 
the House of Representatives.

                        Administrative Provision

      The conferees have authorized an increase in the 
threshold for advertised bids by the Government Printing Office 
from $25,000 to $100,000 as proposed by the House, thereby 
matching a threshold that is standard throughout the executive 
branch.

                       GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE


                         salaries and expenses

      Appropriates $379,000,000 for salaries and expenses, 
General Accounting Office instead of $371,181,000 as proposed 
by the House and $382,298,000 as proposed by the Senate. This 
level of funding will provide for 3275 FTE's. The conferees 
understand that the responsibilities for the Joint Financial 
Management Improvement Program (JFMIP) will be transferred from 
the General Accounting Office to the General Services 
Administration and have altered the routine provisions of the 
GAO appropriating language accordingly.

                     TITLE III--GENERAL PROVISIONS

      In Title III, General Provisions, section numbers have 
been changed to conform to the conference agreement. The 
conferees have agreed to include section 305, a sense of 
Congress provision relating to purchase of American-made 
products and the technical corrections to the authority 
provided to the Architect of the Capitol to conduct a buy-out 
program as proposed by the House.
      The conferees have included a provision that amends 
section 316 of Public Law 101-302 as proposed by the Senate. 
The conferees have included language amending the Omnibus 
Consolidated and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act, 
1999 (Public Law 105-277) to substitute the Capitol 
Preservation Commission for several committees as the approval 
authority for the Capitol Visitor Center. The conferees have 
included language extending the availability of funds for the 
Trade Deficit Review Commission and have included a provision 
of the Senate bill regarding creditable service with 
congressional campaign committees. The provisions regarding 
West Front concerts and section 207(e) of Title 18 have been 
dropped. At the request of the managers on the part of the 
Senate, the conferees have added a provision regarding the use 
of frequent flyer miles earned through Senate travel.

 TITLE IV--FISCAL YEAR 1999 SUPPLEMENTAL, LEGISLATIVE BRANCH, HOUSE OF 
                            REPRESENTATIVES

      In addition, the conferees have included fiscal year 1999 
matters as follows:
      A death gratuity has been provided to the widow of George 
E. Brown, Jr., late a Representative from the State of 
California and a change has been made to a House Information 
Resources reimbursement ceiling.

                   CONFERENCE TOTAL--WITH COMPARISONS

      The total new budget (obligational) authority for the 
fiscal year 2000 recommended by the Committee of Conference, 
with comparisons to the fiscal year 1999 amount, the 2000 
budget estimates, and the House and Senate bills for 2000 
follow:

                        [In thousands of dollars]

New budget (obligational) authority, fiscal year 1999...      $2,581,152
Budget estimates of new (obligational) authority, fiscal 
    year 2000...........................................       2,622,101
House bill, fiscal year 2000............................       1,862,153
Senate bill, fiscal year 2000...........................       2,488,708
Conference agreement, fiscal year 2000..................       2,457,064
Conference agreement, compared with:
    New budget (obligational) authority, fiscal year 
      1999..............................................        -124,088
    Budget estimates of new (obligational) authority, 
      fiscal year 2000..................................        -165,037
    House bill, fiscal year 2000........................        +594,911
    Senate bill, fiscal year 2000.......................         -31,644

                                   Charles H. Taylor,
                                   Zach Wamp,
                                   Jerry Lewis,
                                   Kay Granger,
                                   Bill Young,
                                   Ed Pastor,
                                   John P. Murtha,
                                   Steny H. Hoyer,
                                   David Obey
                                           (except for the Russian 
                                               exchange program)
                                 Managers on the Part of the House.

                                   Robert F. Bennett,
                                   Ted Stevens,
                                   Larry Craig,
                                   Thad Cochran,
                                   Dianne Feinstein,
                                   Richard J. Durbin,
                                   Robert C. Byrd,
                                Managers on the Part of the Senate.