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106th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     106-635

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              LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 2001

                                _______
                                

  May 23, 2000.--Committed to the Committee of the Whole House on the 
              State of the Union and ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

  Mr. Taylor of North Carolina, from the Committee on Appropriations, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                             together with

                    ADDITIONAL AND DISSENTING VIEWS

                        [To accompany H.R. 4516]

    The Committee on Appropriations submits the following 
report in explanation of the accompanying bill making 
appropriations for the legislative branch for the fiscal year 
2001, and for other purposes.

                        INDEX TO BILL AND REPORT

_______________________________________________________________________


                                                            Page number

                                                            Bill Report
Summary of bill............................................
                                                                      2
Highlights of bill.........................................
                                                                      4
Structure of bill..........................................
                                                                      7
Legislative branch wide matters............................
                                                                      7
Title I--Congressional operations:
        House of Representatives...........................     2
                                                                      9
        Joint Items:
                Joint Economic Committee...................     7
                                                                     14
                Joint Committee on Taxation................     7
                                                                     14
                Office of the Attending Physician..........     7
                                                                     15
                Capitol Police Board.......................     8
                                                                     15
                Capitol Guide Service and Special Services 
                    Office.................................    19
                                                                     17
        Office of Compliance...............................    20
                                                                     17
        Congressional Budget Office........................    21
                                                                     18
        Architect of the Capitol (except Senate and Title 
            II items)......................................    21
                                                                     18
        Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress    23
                                                                     21
        Congressional printing and binding, Government 
            Printing Office................................    24
                                                                     21
Title II--Other agencies:
        Botanic Garden.....................................    28
                                                                     22
        Library of Congress (except Congressional Research 
            Service).......................................    28
                                                                     23
        Architect of the Capitol: Library buildings and 
            grounds........................................    36
                                                                     26
        Government Printing Office (except Congressional 
            printing and binding)..........................    36
                                                                     27
        General Accounting Office..........................    39
                                                                     28
Title III--General provisions..............................    40
                                                                     29
Constitutional authority...................................
                                                                     29
Comparison with budget resolution..........................
                                                                     29
Five-year projection of outlays............................
                                                                     30
Assistance to State and local governments..................
                                                                     30
Transfers of funds.........................................
                                                                     30
Rescissions................................................
                                                                     30
Changes in the application of existing law.................
                                                                     30
Compliance with clause 3--rule XIII........................
                                                                     33

                            SUMMARY OF BILL

    The bill, as recommended by the Committee, provides 
appropriations for fiscal year 2001 legislative branch 
operations, which totals $1,817,900,000. Of that amount, 
$1,112,513,000 is for congressional operations and $705,387,000 
is for other agencies.
    A summary of the recommendations follows:


               Fiscal year 2001                          Amount

Congressional operations.................       \1\ $1,112,513,000
Other agencies...........................              705,387,000
                                          ------------------------------
      Total..............................           1,817,900,000

\1\ Excludes Senate items, including those Senate items under the
  Architect of the Capitol.

    Conforming with long practice under which each body of 
Congress determines its own housekeeping requirements and the 
other concurs without intervention, funds for the Senate are 
not included in the bill as reported to the House. Current 
appropriations estimates for the Senate for fiscal year 2001, 
including those under the Architect of the Capitol, total 
$624,660,000.
    A comparative summary of the bill by title and agency 
follows:

                                                                   SUMMARY OF THE BILL
                               [Note.--Excludes Senate items including those Senate items under Architect of the Capitol]
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                                                                                                                            Bill compared with--
                                                                               Budget estimates      New budget    -------------------------------------
                                                               New budget           of new         (obligational)                       Budget estimates
                          Agency                             (obligational)     (obligational)       authority          New budget           of new
                                                           authority, fiscal  authority, fiscal    recommended in     (obligational)     (obligational)
                                                             year 2000 \1\        year 2001             bill        authority, fiscal  authority, fiscal
                                                                                                                        year 2000          year 2001
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            TITLE I--CONGRESSIONAL OPERATIONS

House of Representatives.................................       $757,993,000       $800,738,000       $749,210,000        -$8,783,000       -$51,528,000
Joint items..............................................        100,626,000        133,078,000         89,980,000        -10,646,000        -43,098,000
Office of Compliance.....................................          1,992,000          2,095,000          1,816,000           -176,000           -279,000
Congressional Budget Office..............................         26,121,000         28,493,000         25,100,000         -1,021,000         -3,393,000
Architect of the Capitol (except Senate and Title II             138,365,000        160,299,000        114,750,000        -23,615,000        -45,549,000
 items)..................................................
Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress......         70,973,000         75,640,000         66,200,000         -4,773,000         -9,440,000
Congressional printing and binding, Government Printing           73,297,000         80,800,000         65,457,000         -7,840,000        -15,343,000
 Office..................................................
                                                          ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, title I--Congressional operations...........      1,169,367,000      1,281,143,000      1,112,513,000        -56,854,000       -168,630,000
                                                          ==============================================================================================
                 TITLE II--OTHER AGENCIES
Botanic Garden...........................................         $3,438,000         $4,916,000         $3,216,000           -222,000         -1,700,000
Library of Congress (except Congressional Operations)....        323,380,000        352,447,000        323,903,000            523,000        -28,544,000
Architect of the Capitol (Library buildings and grounds).         19,857,000         20,278,000         15,133,000         -4,724,000         -5,145,000
Government Printing Office (Superintendent of Documents).         29,872,000         34,451,000         11,606,000        -18,266,000        -22,845,000
Government Printing Office Revolving Fund................  .................          6,000,000  .................  .................         -6,000,000
General Accounting Office................................        377,561,000        399,918,000        351,529,000        -26,032,000        -48,389,000
                                                          ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, title II--Other agencies....................        754,108,000        818,010,000        705,387,000        -48,721,000       -112,623,000
                                                          ==============================================================================================
      Grand total, new budget, (obligational) authority        1,923,475,000      2,099,153,000      1,817,900,000       -105,575,000      -281,253,000
       (for items considered by House)...................
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\1\ Includes amounts pending in H.R. 3908.

                           HIGHLIGHTS OF BILL


                Summary of Estimates and Recommendations

    Budget estimates.--The budget estimates considered by the 
Committee total $2,099,153,000. By law, budget requests for the 
legislative branch are transmitted to the Congress by the 
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and the President without 
change in the amounts submitted by the originating agency. The 
2001 proposals appear on pages 467 through 472 of the 
``Analytical Perspectives'' volume, and pages 17 through 42 of 
the ``Appendix'' volume of the 2001 Federal Budget (H. Doc. 
106-162).
    Committee recommendations.--A total of $1,817,900,000 in 
new budget (obligational) authority is recommended for fiscal 
year 2001. The recommendation is $281,253,000 less than was 
transmitted to the Congress, a decrease of 13.4 percent under 
the budget request. The bill, as reported, is $537,100,000 
below the 302(b) allocation established by the Committee on 
Appropriations. The bill does not include Senate items. If the 
Senate items were included at the level specified in the 
Committee's 302(b) limits, the bill would be equal to the 
amount allocated to the Subcommittee on Legislative.
    The recommendations in this bill continue an effort begun 
in the 104th Congress to insure the Legislative Branch is a 
full participant as the Federal budget begins producing 
surpluses that can be directed toward long-term priorities. 
With the enactment of this bill, the five-year savings under 
the spending level adopted in the 103rd Congress (Senate items 
excluded) will total $1.7 billion in 2000 dollars. That is the 
amount of accumulated savings that has resulted from downsizing 
and reducing legislative branch expenditures compared to the 
Legislative budget if it had grown at the trend established by 
the annual appropriations enacted during the 1990-1995 time 
period.
    Staffing.--For the past several years, the Committee has 
eliminated legislative branch jobs through the annual funding 
process, has generally denied funding for net staffing 
increases, or provided only those positions with very high 
priority. In this bill, it is estimated that funding for 1,729 
full time equivalent positions (FTE's) are being eliminated 
from legislative agency rolls. It must be noted that some 
agencies have alternatives to employee reductions. Reductions 
in non-personal resource areas such as travel, equipment, care 
and maintenance of plant and office space, and other areas may 
be used in lieu of employment cuts. COLA's can be denied in 
some instances, but these options are limited and many of these 
personnel reductions will have to be made.
    Since 1994, the agencies of the legislative branch have 
eliminated 5,904 FTE jobs. That is about 21.3% of this branch 
of government that has been downsized through efficiencies or 
program eliminations.
    Comparison with fiscal year 2000 appropriations.--Compared 
with the appropriations enacted for fiscal year 2000, and those 
pending in H.R. 3908, $1,923,475,000, the recommendation of 
$1,817,900,000 in new budget (obligational) authority for 
fiscal year 2001 is a decrease of $105,575,000 or 5.5%.
    Areas of major change.--The recommended amount for fiscal 
year 2001 is a net decrease of $105,575,000 below the level 
appropriated for fiscal year 2000. This decrease has several 
components. The sum of $24,424,000 has been provided to pay for 
mandatory pay and related costs. To meet the costs of inflation 
necessary to maintain the current level of services requires 
$2,705,000. These costs primarily reflect year-to-year price 
changes for the same amount of services consumed. There will be 
a decrease of $132,704,000 for programs, including a decrease 
of $102,578,000 in workload, and a decrease of $30,126,000 for 
equipment, alterations and repairs.
    A summary of the areas of major changes recommended by 
general category follows:

                                     AREAS OF MAJOR CHANGE: COMMITTEE BILL VERSUS FISCAL YEAR 2000 BUDGET AUTHORITY
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                                                                                                     Program type changes
                                                                                     ---------------------------------------------------
                                                     Mandatory pay     Price level                                         Equipment,
                       Item                           and related        changes                                          alterations,    Total changes
                                                         costs                          Legislation        Workload       maintenance,
                                                                                                                         repairs, etc.
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         TITLE I--CONGRESSIONAL OPERATIONS

House of Representatives..........................      $10,384,000  ...............  ...............     -$16,201,000      -$2,966,000      -$8,783,000
Joint items.......................................        1,281,000  ...............  ...............      -11,927,000  ...............      -10,646,000
Office of Compliance..............................  ...............  ...............  ...............         -176,000  ...............         -176,000
Congressional Budget Office.......................        1,365,000           70,000  ...............       -2,456,000  ...............       -1,021,000
Architect of the Capitol (except Senate and Title   ...............       $1,396,000  ...............       -2,832,000      -22,179,000      -23,615,000
 II items)........................................
Congressional Research Service, Library of                  228,000  ...............  ...............       -5,001,000  ...............       -4,773,000
 Congress.........................................
Congressional printing and binding, Government              685,000  ...............  ...............       -8,525,000  ...............       -7,840,000
 Printing Office..................................

             TITLE II--OTHER AGENCIES
Botanic Garden....................................            4,000  ...............  ...............         -200,000          -26,000         -222,000
Library of Congress (except Congressional Research       10,266,000        1,239,000  ...............      -10,273,000         -709,000          523,000
 Service).........................................
Architect of the Capitol (Library buildings and     ...............  ...............  ...............         -478,000       -4,246,000       -4,724,000
 grounds).........................................
Government Printing Office (except Congressional            211,000  ...............  ...............      -18,477,000  ...............      -18,266,000
 printing and binding)............................
General Accounting Office.........................  ...............  ...............  ...............      -26,032,000  ...............      -26,032,000
                                                   -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total.......................................       24,424,000        2,705,000                      -102,578,000      -30,126,000     -105,575,000
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                         STRUCTURE OF THE BILL

    The bill is divided into three titles:

                   Title I--Congressional Operations

    Title I--Congressional Operations contains the 
appropriations for the actual operation of the Congress. 
Traditionally, Congressional operations has included the House 
of Representatives (Senate items will be added by that body), 
joint items, the Office of Compliance, the Congressional Budget 
Office, the Architect of the Capitol (except Senate office 
buildings and Library of Congress buildings and grounds), the 
Congressional Research Service, and the Congressional printing 
and binding portion of the Government Printing Office.

                        Title II--Other Agencies

    Title II--Other Agencies contains the budget for several 
activities that do not provide primary support to the Congress. 
For instance, the activities of the Library of Congress, except 
the Congressional Research Service, are carried in this title. 
This includes such Library activities as the program to provide 
books for the blind and physically handicapped the operation of 
the Copyright Office (including copyright royalty regulation), 
and Library services to the public and to the government of the 
United States. The non-Congressional operations of the 
Government Printing Office are contained in title II, such as 
the depository library program, which acquires or prints 
federal publications for distribution to the libraries, and 
sales of government publications to the general public. Also, 
although much of the workload of the General Accounting Office 
is in direct support of the Congress, including work mandated 
by statute or requested by committees and Members of Congress, 
the balance of that agency's workload involves its more general 
legislative requirements. The nature of that work is directed 
toward the improvement of the operation of the Federal 
government through review and evaluation of programs and the 
prevention of fraud and waste, as well as accounting and 
financial management improvements. The GAO budget, therefore, 
is carried in title II of the bill. The Botanic Garden rounds 
out the items included in title II.

                     Title III--General Provisions

    Title III--contains general provisions.

                    LEGISLATIVE BRANCH WIDE MATTERS

    The Committee bill reflects a large reduction from the 
official budget request, $281.3 million, and a sizable 
reduction from the amounts provided or pending for the current 
fiscal year, $105.6 million. Such reductions are real and will 
be felt throughout the Legislative Branch. They are 
particularly difficult because the Legislative Branch has 
already done a credible job of downsizing, privatizing, and 
efficiency sizing since 1995. Legislative employment has been 
reduced by over 21%; while executive branch employment has gone 
down by only 10%. The Judiciary has increased their full time 
equivalent levels by 13.2%. The Legislative Branch is one-third 
of the government under the constitutional theory of checks and 
balances, although it is nowhere equivalent in size to the 
executive. It is clear that our capabilities in some 
circumstances are being eroded in comparison with other 
branches of government.
    The reductions in the bill were made necessary by the 
allocations made by the Concurrent Resolution on the Budget. 
They are not necessarily reductions the Committee would have 
made if not constrained by the budget resolution. Legislative 
programs will be severely affected, and others will be 
appropriately streamlined, and there will be a curtailment of 
capabilities in several areas. Agency management will be 
challenged to make these reductions orderly, while maintaining 
their workload activities in an even more cost-effective 
manner. Employees will be asked to do more with less. One of 
the inherent strengths of this branch of government is that it 
and its employees are closely knit, extremely productive, and 
adaptable. FY2001 will sorely test those characteristics.

                          Information Security

    Information security is a collective responsibility within 
the legislative branch. The Clerk of the House in consultation 
with the Secretary of the Senate shall consult with all 
legislative branch entities that create or store legislative 
information in electronic form and prepare standards and 
procedures for ensuring the security of such information as 
well as for establishing a process to routinely assess risks to 
the security of legislative information.
    The Clerk in consultation with the Secretary shall submit 
proposals for standards and procedures for approval to the 
Committee on House Administration and the Senate Committee on 
Rules and Administration, respectively, on a date to be 
specified by those Committees. Upon approval, the Clerk, the 
Secretary, and the legislative branch entities shall provide 
their plans to the House Committee on Appropriations and Senate 
Committee on Appropriations.
    The Library of Congress and the Government Printing Office 
shall work with the Clerk and the Secretary to test, develop, 
and implement, no later than January 3, 2001, systems that will 
enable them to confirm the authenticity of such legislative 
information.

                         Budget Justifications

    The Committee's review of the legislative branch agencies' 
budget submissions for fiscal year 2001 identified a number of 
differences in the approaches and methodologies each used to 
estimate their mandatory pay and related costs. The Committee 
believes that there should be greater consistency and 
transparency in the assumptions, techniques, and methods used 
by legislative branch agencies in estimating these common 
costs. Therefore, the Committee directs the budget officers of 
the legislative branch agencies to work with the Legislative 
Branch Financial Managers Council to study and propose common 
methodologies, based on the best practices of the separate 
agencies, for estimating mandatory pay and related costs in 
future budget submissions.
    The agencies, offices, and joint items included within the 
bill are reminded that budget justifications are due to the 
Committee by mid-December.

                   TITLE I--CONGRESSIONAL OPERATIONS

    The Committee bill recommends a total of $1,112,513,000 for 
fiscal year 2001 for those activities in direct support of the 
operations of the Congress (exclusive of the Senate), which is 
a decrease of $56,854,000 below the fiscal year 2000 level, a 
reduction of 4.9%. Budget estimates considered by the Committee 
total $1,281,143,000, which have been reduced by $168,630,000.
    A summary of the recommendations follows:

                    Title I--Congressional Operations

                           Item                              Amount


House of Representatives..............................      $749,210,000
Joint items...........................................        89,980,000
Office of Compliance..................................         1,816,000
Congressional Budget Office...........................        25,100,000
Architect of the Capitol (except Senate and Title II         114,750,000
 items)...............................................
Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress...        66,200,000
Congressional printing and binding, Government                65,457,000
 Printing Office......................................
                                                       -----------------
      Total...........................................     1,112,513,000


                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

    The Committee recommends a total of $749,210,000 for the 
operations of the House of Representatives during fiscal year 
2001. The allowance is $51,528,000 below the appropriations 
requested, and $8,783,000 below the amount appropriated for the 
current fiscal year.
    The following tabulation summarizes the recommendations:

                        House of Representatives

                           Item                              Amount

Salaries and expenses:
    House leadership offices..........................       $13,998,000
    Members' representational allowances..............       400,527,000
    Committee salaries and expenses...................       110,127,000
    Salaries, officers and employees..................        86,369,000
    Allowances and expenses...........................       138,189,000
                                                       -----------------
      Total, Salaries and Expenses....................       749,210,000
                                                       =================
      Total, House of Representatives.................       749,210,000


                         Salaries and Expenses





2000 appropriation....................................      $757,993,000
2001 budget estimate..................................       800,738,000
Committee recommendation..............................       749,210,000


    The appropriation for the operations of the House of 
Representatives is the salaries and expenses appropriation. The 
account includes the following House activities: House 
leadership offices; Members' representational allowances; 
committee salaries and expenses; salaries, officers and 
employees; allowances and expenses; and the day care center. 
The amount provided is $749,210,000.

                        House Leadership Offices





2000 appropriation....................................       $14,060,000
2001 budget estimate..................................        14,704,000
Committee recommendation..............................        13,998,000


    The Committee recommends a total of $13,998,000 for the 
operations of the leadership offices during fiscal year 2001.
    The allocation by office follows:

House Leadership Offices

        Item                                                      Amount
Office of the Speaker...................................      $1,711,000
Office of the Majority Floor Leader.....................       1,677,000
Office of the Minority Floor Leader.....................       2,039,000
Office of the Majority Whip.............................       1,427,000
Office of the Minority Whip.............................       1,065,000
Speaker's Office for Legislative Floor Activities.......         399,000
Republican Steering Committee...........................         744,000
House Republican Conference.............................       1,220,000
House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee..........       1,315,000
House Democratic Caucus.................................         649,000
Nine Minority Employees.................................       1,196,000
Training and Development Program:
    Majority............................................         278,000
    Minority............................................         278,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total.............................................      13,998,000

                  Members' Representational Allowances





2000 appropriation....................................      $406,279,000
2001 budget estimate..................................       422,894,000
Committee recommendation..............................       400,527,000


    A total of $400,527,000 is recommended for the 
representational allowances of the Members of the House, the 
so-called MRA account. The budget request, $422,894,000, 
included estimates of $294,623,000 for clerk hire salaries, 
$103,271,000 for official expenses, and $25,000,000 for 
official mail. The Committee bill does not provide sufficient 
funds to cover the request. Committee assumptions included in 
the recommendation are $285,234,000 for clerk hire, 
$100,593,000 for official expenses, and $14,700,000 for 
official mail. It should be noted that these components are 
fungible under regulations prescribed by the Committee on House 
Administration. Each Member has an overall consolidated 
allowance established by the Committee on House Administration 
from which staff salaries, office expenses, and mail costs are 
drawn.
    Many Members do not expend their full allowance. Thus, the 
bill does not fully fund the Members' representational 
allowances. If the Committee bill were to fully fund the 
Members' representational allowances account, the amount 
appropriated would have to be increased by $33.5 million.
    Ordinarily, over the past several years, the Committee has 
included a provision in the bill designed to prevent transfer 
of the unused portion of the overall MRA appropriation for use 
by other House accounts. That is, unexpended MRA appropriation 
balances have been allowed to lapse. The Committee has not 
included such a provision in the FY2001 bill because in recent 
years this account has been underfunded. Moreover, for FY01, 
because the bill reduces the budget request by such a large 
amount, over $50 million, and because the 2001 level will 
require an $8.8 million reduction below the amount appropriated 
for FY2000 for the operations of the House, many House 
employing authorities will be sorely stretched financially to 
meet their workload needs within the amounts provided.
    Therefore, like any large corporation or other large 
enterprises, the House will have to manage its FY2001 funds 
very carefully. There may be a need to transfer balances from 
savings in this or any other account to meet some of those 
situations where the Committee bill has made reductions that 
can not be sustained, given the workload and the realities of 
legislative activity. That is the situation that allowed the 
Committee to transfer funds into the MRA account on several 
occasions. Savings from other House accounts were used in those 
instances to defray MRA expenses (all done within authorized 
amounts). This year may be an occasion where the reverse will 
be necessary. Unspent MRA funds, if they are available and if 
the Committee decides it is necessary to meet urgent needs, may 
be useful in other areas of importance to the House, such as 
oversight activities, enhanced electronic interfaces to 
facilitate constituent communications, or legislative 
activities. For FY01, it will be necessary to utilize as much 
flexibility as possible. For that reason, the Committee has not 
included the provision.

                          Committee Employees





2000 appropriation....................................      $114,973,000
2001 budget estimate..................................       121,772,000
Committee recommendation..............................       110,127,000


    Funding for the salaries and expenses of the 19 standing 
committees and one permanent select committee of the House is 
provided, as follows:
    Standing Committees, special and select.--For the salaries 
and expenses of committees funded in the biennial funding 
resolution, $89,896,000 is provided.
    Committee on Appropriations.--For the salaries and expenses 
of the Committee on Appropriations (including the studies and 
investigation activities authorized by section 202(b) of the 
Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946), $20,231,000 is 
provided.
    Details of the funding resolution, H. Res. 101 (House 
Report 106-72) approved by the House for the 106th Congress, 
follow:

                                COMMITTEE FUNDING AUTHORIZATIONS, 106TH CONGRESS
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                            Committee                               1st session     2nd session        Total
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Agriculture.....................................................      $4,101,062      $4,312,971      $8,414,033
Armed Services..................................................       5,047,079       5,295,602      10,342,681
Banking and Financial Services..................................       4,552,023       4,755,498       9,307,521
Budget..........................................................       4,970,000       4,970,000       9,940,000
Commerce........................................................       7,564,812       7,720,301      15,285,113
Education and the Workforce.....................................       5,908,749       5,291,748      11,200,497
Government Reform and Oversight.................................       9,773,233       9,997,000      19,770,233
House Administration............................................       2,980,255       3,271,616       6,251,871
Intelligence....................................................       2,514,916       2,649,528       5,164,444
International Relations.........................................       5,635,000       5,678,531      11,313,531
Judiciary.......................................................       5,787,394       6,364,881      12,152,275
Resources.......................................................       5,208,851       5,359,057      10,567,908
Rules...........................................................       2,488,522       2,580,902       5,069,424
Science.........................................................       4,410,560       4,521,166       8,931,726
Small Business..................................................       2,037,466       2,111,414       4,148,880
Standards of Official Conduct...................................       1,272,416       1,360,499       2,632,915
Transportation and Infrastructure...............................       6,410,069       6,810,069      13,220,138
Veterans' Affairs...............................................       2,334,800       2,400,335       4,735,135
Ways and Means..................................................       5,814,367       6,115,971      11,930,338
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Subtotal..................................................      88,811,574      91,567,089     180,378,663
Reserve Fund....................................................  ..............  ..............       3,000,000
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Total.....................................................  ..............  ..............     183,378,663
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Since the funding resolution is done on a biennial basis 
and the resolution for the 107th Congress will expire on 
December 31, 2002, this funding is provided through December 
31, 2002.

                    Salaries, Officers and Employees





2000 appropriation....................................       $90,150,000
2001 budget estimate..................................        98,546,000
Committee recommendation..............................        86,369,000


    The Committee recommendation for the salaries and expenses 
of House officers and employees of the various activities 
funded through this consolidated item is $86,369,000. This 
amount represents an overall decrease of $12,177,000 below the 
budget request and $3,781,000 below the amount enacted in 
fiscal year 2000.
    The Office of the Clerk is funded at $14,286,000. No 
additional funds have been provided for the history of the 
House or the LIMS projects.
    The Sergeant at Arms has been funded at $3,596,000.
    The Chief Administrative Officer's (CAO) budget has been 
set at $54,997,000 including $18,567,000 for the net operating 
costs of House Information Resources (HIR). For the net 
expenses of telecommunications for the House, $5,760,000 has 
been designated within the direct appropriation to HIR. The 
Committee has not been able to fund the costs of transition to 
the 107th Congress, that is, the office moves that ordinarily 
accompany the beginning of a new Congress and the new Members 
orientation. Savings may be found to finance these activities. 
Also, the bill does not provide funds to continue the 3-year 
equipment cost reimbursement plan. Funds for the House payroll 
system are fenced, pending approval by the Committee on 
Appropriations.
    For the Office of the Inspector General, $3,197,000 has 
been provided and there is $806,000 for the General Counsel. 
Funds for the Parliamentarian, Law Revision Counsel, and 
Legislative Counsel are provided at the fiscal year 2000 
levels. Funds for the Chaplain and technical assistants in the 
Office of the Attending Physician are provided at the level 
requested. Funding for the Corrections Calendar Office have 
been adjusted to reflect the Speaker's pay order.
    The administrative staff officers of the House (the Clerk 
of the House, Sergeant at Arms, Chief Administrative Officer, 
and the Inspector General) are reminded that funding levels are 
provided on the basis of a certain number of full time 
equivalent positions which have been justified and funded in 
the appropriations provided. If additional FTE's are authorized 
during the fiscal year, or if reallocations of FTE's are 
contemplated, the officers should determine the source of the 
additional personnel funding, including the need for a 
reprogramming of funds, and advise the Committee accordingly. 
This is the current procedure and is designed to inform the 
Committee on Appropriations of the potential impact on future 
year funding needs.

Salaries, officers and employees

        Item                                                      Amount
Office of the Clerk.....................................     $14,286,000
Office of the Sergeant at Arms..........................       3,596,000
Office of the Chief Administrative Officer..............      54,997,000
Office of Inspector General.............................       3,197,000
Office of General Counsel...............................         806,000
Office of the Chaplain..................................         140,000
Office of the Parliamentarian...........................       1,172,000
Parliamentarian.........................................     (1,011,000)
Compilation of Precedents...............................       (161,000)
Office of the Law Revision Counsel......................       2,045,000
Office of the Legislative Counsel.......................       5,085,000
Corrections Calendar Office.............................         832,000
Other authorized employees..............................         213,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total.............................................      86,369,000

    House of Representatives Child Care Center.--The bill 
provides authority for the House day care center budget, as 
required by Sec. 312(d)(1) of Public Law 102-90, as presented 
to the Committee by the Chief Administrative Officer. It should 
be noted that tuition and other center-generated revenues fund 
day care center operations.

                        Allowances and Expenses






2000 appropriation....................................      $132,531,000
2001 budget estimate..................................       142,822,000
Committee recommendation..............................       138,189,000


    A total of $138,189,000 is recommended for fiscal year 2001 
for allowances and expenses. This amount is $4,633,000 below 
the budget request and $5,658,000 above the current level. 
These funds include supplies, materials, administrative costs, 
and Federal tort claims; the costs of official mail for the 
Committees, leadership, and administrative offices; employee 
benefits; and miscellaneous items. Over 98% of these funds 
provide the employer share of retirement, health care, and 
unemployment compensation payments for House employees. Due to 
the reductions necessary to comply with the Committee 
allocations, funds for the new member orientation have not been 
included.
    The following table sets forth the various expense 
categories within this appropriation:

Allowances and Expenses

        Detail                                          Recommended 2001
Supplies, materials, administrative costs and Federal 
    tort claims.........................................      $1,960,000
Official mail (committees, administrative, and 
    legislative offices)................................         410,000
Government contributions................................     135,426,000
Miscellaneous items:....................................
    House automobiles...................................          63,000
    Gratuities to beneficiaries of deceased staff.......         250,000
    Interparliamentary receptions.......................          80,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Subtotal miscellaneous items......................         393,000
      Total, allowances and expenses....................     138,189,000

                       Administrative Provisions

    Section 101 provides authority to the Chief Administrative 
Officer to enter into multi-year contracts to the same extent 
as executive agencies. Section 102 amends the House Employees 
Position Classification Act to permit new House employees to be 
placed above the minimum step of the appropriate House 
classification schedule.

                              JOINT ITEMS

    The Committee recommends appropriations totaling 
$89,980,000 for fiscal year 2001 for the various joint 
committees and activities carried under this heading. The 
recommendation is $43,098,000 below the amounts requested for 
fiscal 2001 and a decrease of $10,646,000 below the amounts 
appropriated in FY2000.
    The following summarizes the recommendations:

Joint Items

        Item                                                      Amount
Joint Economic Committee................................      $3,072,000
Joint Committee on Taxation.............................       6,174,000
Office of the Attending Physician.......................       1,835,000
Capitol Police Board....................................      76,669,000
Capitol Guide Service and Special Services Office.......       2,201,000
Statements of appropriations............................          29,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total.............................................      89,980,000

                        Joint Economic Committee





2000 appropriation....................................        $3,200,000
2001 budget estimate..................................         3,315,000
Committee recommendation..............................         3,072,000


    The Committee has provided $3,072,000 for the Joint 
Economic Committee, $243,000 below the amount requested and 
$128,000 below the amount enacted.

                      Joint Committee on Taxation





2000 appropriation....................................        $6,431,000
2001 budget estimate..................................         6,747,000
Committee recommendation..............................         6,174,000


    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $6,174,000 for 
the Joint Committee on Taxation, $573,000 below the amount 
requested and $257,000 below the amount enacted.

                   Office of the Attending Physician





2000 appropriation....................................        $1,891,000
2001 budget estimate..................................         1,835,000
Committee recommendation..............................         1,835,000


    The Committee has approved $1,835,000 for medical supplies, 
equipment, expenses, and allowances of Navy personnel detailed 
to the Office of the Attending Physician, the amount requested 
and $56,000 below the amount enacted.

                          Capitol Police Board





2000 appropriation....................................       $86,781,000
2001 budget estimate..................................       118,780,000
Committee recommendation..............................        76,669,000


    The recommendations in the bill provide a total of 
$76,669,000 for the expenses and personnel authorized for 
police services throughout the Capitol buildings and grounds 
during fiscal year 2001.
    The following tabulates the number of FTE's and the funding 
provided:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                            Authorized
                  Items                        FTE's          Amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary expenses, Capitol Police on House         \1\ 506     $33,586,000
 Payroll................................
Salary expenses, Capitol Police on               \2\ 552      36,534,000
 Senate Payroll.........................
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal..........................           1,058  \3\ 70,120,000
General expenses........................  ..............       6,549,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Grand total, all police services..  ..............      76,669,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Includes 151 civilian positions.
\2\ Includes 101 civilian positions.
\3\ Includes overtime funds of $4,000,000.

                             Capitol Police


                                salaries




2000 appropriation \1\................................       $80,232,000
2001 budget estimate \2\..............................       108,820,000
Committee recommendation..............................       70,120,000

\1\ Includes amounts pending in H.R. 3908.
\2\ Includes pending budget amendment.

    The Committee recommends $70,120,000 for 1,058 full time 
equivalent positions for the Capitol Police, of which 
$33,586,000 and 506 FTE's are for the House rolls and 
$36,534,000 and 552 FTE's are for the Senate rolls. These 
amounts include $4,000,000 for overtime, equally divided 
between House and Senate details.
    This level for salaries will necessitate a significant 
revision in staffing, post assignments, and overall security 
strategy. One of the primary intentions of the emergency 
supplemental funding in fiscal year 1998 was to enable 
technology and modernized surveillance methods to provide more 
cost effective capabilities to the Capitol Police to carry out 
their important mission. The Capitol Police Board has long 
insisted that is their goal. Continuing to stress manpower 
needs, however, instead of security technology is a direct 
deviation from that policy. There is very little progress to 
show for the funds invested in the emergency supplemental 
security enhancements package. The Capitol Police Board and the 
Chief must emphasize this policy shift and insure it is given 
the proper priority and continued oversight. Improved 
automation, a post assignment policy that will shift existing 
manpower to highly trafficked posts, a reduction of personnel 
not in House or Senate details, and consideration of a return 
to traffic control assistance at congested intersections will 
greatly facilitate the security mission. The Committee also 
believes, and has offered to help, that some rearrangements of 
current open building policies will lessen the burden caused by 
the excessive needs for making post assignments.
    Also, in January of 1999 Booz-Allen & Hamilton issued a 
report detailing serious, persistent administrative and 
management problems within the United States Capitol Police 
(USCP). Little progress has been made by the USCP over the past 
year to address and correct that situation. Therefore, a 
provision has been included in the bill to create an Office of 
Administration within the United States Capitol Police to be 
headed by a Chief Administrative Officer (USCP-CAO) who shall 
be appointed by the Comptroller General of the United States 
after consultation with the Capitol Police Board. The USCP-CAO 
shall report to and serve at the pleasure of the Comptroller 
General. The USCP-CAO shall have four areas of responsibility-
budgeting, financial management, information technology, and 
human resource management. The USCP-CAO shall assume 
responsibility for existing staff, including vacancies, and all 
other resources currently assigned to these areas within the 
Capitol Police.
    No later than 180 days after appointment, the USCP-CAO 
shall prepare a plan, after consultation with the Capitol 
Police Board and the Chief of the Capitol Police, describing 
the policies, procedures, and actions the USCP-CAO must take to 
(1) carry out his responsibilities, (2) ensure that roles and 
responsibilities are performed in a coordinated and integrated 
manner, and (3) correct identified management deficiencies. The 
plan should specifically address recommendations contained in 
the Booz-Allen & Hamilton Report, Management Review of the U.S. 
Capitol Police Selected Administrative Operations, January 13, 
1999. No later than September 30, 2001, the USCP-CAO will 
report on the progress made in implementing the plan, and 
recommendations to improve budget, financial, information 
technology, and human resource management of the Capitol 
Police, including organizational, accounting and administrative 
control, and personnel changes. Both the plan and the report 
must be submitted to the Committees on Appropriations of the 
House of Representatives and the Senate, the Committee on House 
Administration, and the Senate Committee on Rules and 
Administration.
    Initially, the USCP-CAO shall be an employee of the General 
Accounting Office (GAO). As of October 1, 2002, the USCP-CAO 
shall cease to be a GAO employee and will become an employee of 
the Capitol Police, unless in the Comptroller General's 
discretion there are considerations for extending the date. 
Effective upon the transfer of the USCP-CAO to the Capitol 
Police, the Capitol Police Board shall assume all 
responsibilities of the Comptroller General under the 
provision.
    Administrative provisions--In addition to provisions 
providing for the establishment of a Chief Administrative 
Officer, the bill includes the traditional language authorizing 
funds transfers and contains authorization for appointment of 
certifying officers for the Capitol Police.

                             Capitol Police


                            general expenses




2000 appropriation....................................        $6,549,000
2001 budget estimate..................................         9,960,000
Committee recommendation..............................         6,549,000


    The sum of $6,549,000 is recommended for supplies, 
materials, equipment, training and other expenses of the 
Capitol Police force during the next fiscal year, the same 
level as the current fiscal year and $3,411,000 below the 
amount requested.
    As the US Capitol Police move forward with security 
enhancement, the Committee is impressed with, and encourages 
the USCP to further investigate, the use of eye-view security 
technology which allows for real time surveillance and 
monitoring over secure Internet connections. The Committee 
believes this unique security technology has the ability to 
strengthen security in the US Capitol Complex and aid the USPC 
in their efforts to save manpower to where it is best utilized.

           Capitol Guide Service and Special Servcies Office





2000 appropriation....................................        $2,293,000
2001 budget estimate..................................         2,371,000
Committee recommendation..............................         2,201,000


    The Committee bill provides $2,201,000 for the operation of 
the Capitol Guide Service and Special Services Office during 
the next fiscal year.

                      Statements of Appropriations





2000 appropriation....................................           $30,000
2001 budget estimate..................................            30,000
Committee recommendation..............................            29,000


    The sum of $29,000 is included for the preparation of the 
usual compilation of the statements of appropriations for the 
2nd session of the 106th Congress. This publication is compiled 
jointly by the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations.

                          OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE


                         salaries and expenses




2000 appropriation....................................        $1,992,000
2001 budget estimate..................................         2,095,000
Committee recommendation..............................         1,816,000


    The bill provides $1,816,000 for the Office of Compliance. 
This is $279,000 below the amount requested and $176,000 below 
the current year. The normal provision for awards and 
settlements has been included.

                      CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE


                         Salaries and Expenses





2000 appropriation....................................       $26,121,000
2001 budget estimate..................................        28,493,000
Committee recommendation..............................        25,100,000


    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $25,100,000 
for the Congressional Budget Office. This is $3,393,000 below 
the amount requested and $1,021,000 below the current year.

                        ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL


                   (Congressional Support Items Only)





2000 appropriation\1\.................................      $138,365,000
2001 budget estimate..................................       160,299,000
Committee recommendation..............................      114,750,000

\1\ Includes amounts pending in H.R. 3908.

    The Committee recommends a total of $114,750,000 for fiscal 
year 2001 for the various operational and maintenance 
activities under the jurisdiction of the Architect of the 
Capitol (AOC) that are directly related to the operation of the 
Congress. Excluded are Senate housekeeping items which are 
traditionally left for consideration by that body, as well as 
the appropriations for the Botanic Garden and the structural 
and mechanical care of the Library of Congress buildings and 
grounds that are contained in title II of the bill. This amount 
is $45,549,000 below the amount requested, and $23,615,000 
below the fiscal year 2000 appropriation.
    A summary of the appropriations recommended follows:

     Architect of the Capitol (Excluding Senate and Title II Items)

                           Item                              Amount

Architect of the Capitol
Capitol buildings and grounds:
    Capitol buildings Salaries and expenses...........       $41,953,000
    Capitol grounds...................................         4,557,000
    House office buildings............................        29,685,000
    Capitol Power Plant...............................        38,555,000
                                                       -----------------
      Total...........................................       114,750,000


                     Capitol Buildings and Grounds

    Capitol Buildings, Salaries and expenses.--A total of 
$41,953,000 is recommended for the operation and maintenance of 
the Capitol building and the electrical substations of the 
Senate and House office buildings during fiscal year 2001.
    A tabulation of the increases in the annual operating 
budget and the capital budgets follows:

                            CAPITOL BUILDINGS
                     [Request versus recommendation]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Committee
                Item                  Amount requested   recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                    Fiscal Year 2001 Operating Budget

Personal Services...................       $29,198,000       $25,122,000
Rent Communications, Utilities &             1,019,000         1,019,000
 Travel.............................
Other Services......................        13,065,000        10,252,000
Supplies............................           685,000           600,000
Equipment...........................           321,000           225,000
                                     -----------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget....        44,288,000        37,218,000
                                     ===================================
                     Fiscal Year 2001 Capital Budget

Installation of Smoke Detectors/Fire           600,000  ................
 Alarms, CB.........................
Provide Infrastructure for Security            500,000           400,000
 Installations......................
Security Project Support for AOC....           200,000           200,000
Conservation of Wall Paintings......           200,000           175,000
Replacement of Minton Tile..........           200,000           175,000
Roofing Repair, Around House &                 160,000           160,000
 Senate Chambers....................
Implementation of AOCNET............           700,000           700,000
Financial Management System (FMS)...         1,475,000         1,475,000
Update Electrical System Drawings on            70,000            60,000
 CAD................................
CAD Mechanical Database.............            70,000            60,000
Computer, Telecom, & Electrical                600,000           450,000
 Support............................
Roof Fall Protection, CB............           555,000           280,000
Confined Spaces Survey, Capitol                 90,000  ................
 Complex............................
Asbestos Survey, Capitol Complex....         1,225,000  ................
Life Safety Support Services........           400,000           400,000
Safety and Environmental Program &             600,000           200,000
 SOP Development....................
Wayfinding and ADA-Compliant                   130,000  ................
 Signage, CB........................
Off-Site Delivery/Screening Center,          4,500,000  ................
 USCP...............................
Computer-Aided Facility Management             525,000  ................
 (CAFM).............................
Design, Training Facility, USCP.....           700,000  ................
Design & Land, Vehicle Maintenance           2,250,000  ................
 Facility, USCP.....................
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, Capital Budget.........        15,750,000         4,735,000
                                     ===================================
      Total Capitol Buildings.......        60,038,000        41,953,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Capitol grounds.--The appropriation of $4,557,000 is 
recommended for the care and improvement of the grounds 
surrounding the Capitol, the Senate and House office buildings, 
and the Capitol power plant.
    A tabulation follows:

                             CAPITOL GROUNDS
                     [Request versus recommendation]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Committee
                Item                  Amount Requested   Recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                    Fiscal Year 2001 Operating Budget

Personal Services...................        $4,289,000        $3,442,000
Other Services......................           928,000           852,000
Supplies............................           287,000           167,000
Equipment...........................            11,000            11,000
                                     -----------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget....         5,515,000         4,472,000
                                     ===================================
                     Fiscal Year 2001 Capital Budget

ADA Requirements, CG................            25,000            25,000
CAD Database Development--Site                 250,000            60,000
 Utilities & Grounds................
Wayfinding and ADA-Compliant                   330,000  ................
 Signage, CG........................
                                     -----------------------------------
      Subtotal, Capital Budget......           605,000            85,000
                                     ===================================
      Total, Capitol Grounds........         6,120,000         4,557,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    House office buildings.--For House office buildings, 
$29,685,000 is provided.
    A tabulation follows:

                         HOUSE OFFICE BUILDINGS
                     [Request versus recommendation]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Committee
                Item                  Amount Requested   Recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                    Fiscal Year 2001 Operating Budget

Personal Services...................       $29,844,000       $25,644,000
Other Services......................         3,536,000         2,413,000
Supplies............................         1,248,000         1,248,000
Equipment...........................           257,000           257,000
                                     -----------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget....        34,885,000        29,562,000
                                     ===================================
                     Fiscal Year 2001 Capital Budget

Install Sprinklers & Telecom Cable           1,815,000  ................
 Tray System, RHOB..................
Emergency Generator & Power                    325,000  ................
 Distribution, LHOB.................
Sound Improvements, Committee                  900,000  ................
 Hearing Rooms......................
Major Elevator Equipment                       120,000  ................
 Improvements, HOB..................
Upgrade Committee Room PA System               220,000  ................
 Wiring, HOB........................
Roof Fall Protection, HOB...........           123,000           123,000
Wayfinding and ADA-Compliant                   370,000  ................
 Signage, HOB.......................
Garage Floor Repairs, CHOB..........         9,000,000  ................
Renovate Rayburn Cafeteria..........         5,261,000  ................
Design, Catering Kitchen Remodeling,           250,000  ................
 LHOB...............................
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, Capital Budget.........        18,384,000           123,000
                                     ===================================
      Total, House Office Buildings.        53,269,000        29,685,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Capitol Power Plant.--The Committee recommends the 
appropriation of $38,555,000 for the Capitol power plant for 
fiscal year 2001, plus offsetting collections of $4,400,000.
    A tabulation follows:

                           CAPITOL POWER PLANT
                     [Request versus recommendation]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Committee
                Item                  Amount requested   recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                    Fiscal Year 2001 Operating Budget

Personal Services...................        $5,887,000        $5,223,000
Rent Communications, Utilities &            34,030,000        33,930,000
 Travel.............................
Supplies............................         2,364,000         2,221,000
Other Services......................         1,128,000         1,071,000
Reimbursement.......................       (4,400,000)       (4,400,000)
                                     -----------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget....        39,009,000        38,045,000
                                     ===================================
                     Fiscal Year 2001 Capital Budget

Replace Valves in Steam & Chilled              100,000           100,000
 Water Distribution System..........
Update CAD Drawings for CPP.........            70,000            60,000
Install Leaky Cable Communications             150,000           150,000
 System in Tunnel...................
Implement Emergency Shoring and                200,000           200,000
 Repairs to Tunnels.................
Roof Fall Protection, CPP...........           323,000  ................
Replace Deaerator Heaters...........           320,000  ................
Study, Heat Balance/Efficiency                 100,000  ................
 Improvements.......................
Design, Improve Ventilation WRP &               50,000  ................
 Controls in Administrative Building
Design, Convert Boilers 1 & 2 to Gas           150,000  ................
 and Oil Firing.....................
Design, Install Oil Storage Tanks...           350,000  ................
Design, Install Additional                      50,000  ................
 Electrical Feeds & Equipment WRP...
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, Capital Budget.........         1,863,000           510,000
                                     ===================================
      Total, Capitol Power Plant....        40,872,000        38,555,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                          LIBRARY OF CONGRESS


                     Congressional Research Service


------------------------------------------------------------------------

------------------------------------------------------------------------
2000 appropriation....................................       $70,973,000
2001 budget estimate..................................        75,640,000
Committee recommendation..............................        66,200,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Salaries and expenses.--The Committee recommends 
$66,200,000. This amount is $9,440,000 below the amount 
requested and $4,773,000 below the current year.

                       GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE


                   Congressional Printing and Binding





2000 appropriation....................................       $73,297,000
2001 budget estimate..................................        80,800,000
Committee recommendation..............................        65,457,000


    The Committee has included an appropriation of $65,457,000 
for printing and binding of congressional documents at the 
Government Printing Office for use by Congress. The Committee 
realizes that this funding level will cause a major realignment 
of the plant's capabilities to produce many printed materials 
and services paid for or subsidized by this appropriation. For 
example, the bill has not funded the request for the printing 
of Our Flag, the Congressional Directory, engineering and 
agricultural reports, memorial addresses, nominations, serial 
sets, blank paper for Congressional use, constituent copies of 
the Congressional Record, the 2000 version of the United States 
Code, and other publications not absolutely essential to the 
day-to-day operations and legislative activities of House and 
Senate. Those publications, if sufficient demand exists, may 
continue to be available through purchase.
    Funding for the Congressional Record Index and indexers is 
limited to close out activities. In addition, the Committee has 
not funded the reimbursement for any detailees to congressional 
offices. Those offices, if these services are required, will 
have to reimburse GPO directly for the cost of such services.
    A provision has been included to authorize transfers of 
unexpended balances. Also, the Committee has included a 
provision authorizing, beginning in fiscal year 2003, 
appropriations to the Clerk of the House and Secretary of the 
Senate for Congressional printing and binding. The provision 
directs the Clerk and the Secretary to evaluate proposals to 
accomplish this objective and to propose appropriate measures 
to the authorizing committees. A complete report shall be made 
to the authorizing and appropriations committees and the entire 
study will require extensive consultation with the Public 
Printer.
    A comparative summary of the recommendation by category of 
work follows:

                                       CONGRESSIONAL PRINTING AND BINDING
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                              Appropriation
                                                                  2000         Requested 2001   Recommended 2001
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Congressional Record program..............................       $17,617,000       $17,809,000  ................
Miscellaneous publications................................         3,720,000         6,820,000  ................
Miscellaneous printing and binding........................        14,250,000        15,778,000  ................
Details to Congress.......................................         2,214,000         2,352,000  ................
Document envelopes and document franks....................           880,000         1,026,000  ................
Business and committee calendars..........................         2,160,000         1,767,000  ................
Bills, resolutions, and amendments........................         9,130,000        10,260,000  ................
Committee reports.........................................         3,876,000         4,056,000  ................
Documents.................................................         1,794,000         2,208,000  ................
Hearings..................................................        16,000,000        16,900,000  ................
Committee prints..........................................         1,656,000         1,824,000  ................
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Total...............................................        73,297,000        80,800,000       $65,457,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                        TITLE II--OTHER AGENCIES

    A total of $705,387,000 is recommended for the five 
programs carried in this title of the bill. This allowance is 
$112,623,000 less than requested and $48,721,000 below the 
amount appropriated in fiscal year 2000.
    A summary of the amounts recommended by agency follows:

                        Title II--Other Agencies

                    Agency                               Amount

Botanic Garden...........................               $3,216,000
Library of Congress (except Congressional              323,903,000
 Research Service).......................
Architect of the Capitol: Library                       15,133,000
 buildings and grounds...................
Government Printing Office (except                      11,606,000
 Congressional Printing and Binding).....
General Accounting Office (net                         351,529,000
 appropriation)..........................
                                          ------------------------------
      Total..............................              705,387,000


                             BOTANIC GARDEN


                         Salaries and Expenses





2000 appropriation\1\.................................        $3,438,000
2001 budget estimate..................................         4,916,000
Committee recommendation..............................        3,216,000

\1\ Includes amounts pending in H.R. 3908.

    The amount recommended for the Botanic Garden is 
$3,216,000. The Botanic Garden is again reminded that an 
expansion in their program is not contemplated upon completion 
of the renovation project, other than those programs that will 
be funded through private sources in the National Garden 
program.
    A tabulation follows:

                             BOTANIC GARDEN
                     [Request versus recommendation]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Committee
                Item                  Amount requested   recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                    Fiscal Year 2001 Operating Budget

Personal Services...................        $3,621,000        $2,958,000
Rent Communications, Utilities &                56,000             6,000
 Travel.............................
Other Services......................           396,000            95,000
Supplies............................           545,000           137,000
Equipment...........................            20,000            20,000
                                     -----------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget....         4,638,000         3,216,000
                                     ===================================
                     Fiscal Year 2001 Capital Budget

Way Finding/ADA Signage, BG.........           203,000  ................
Replacement Equipment at Production             75,000  ................
 Facility...........................
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, Capital Budget.........           278,000  ................
                                     ===================================
      Total, Botanic Garden.........         4,916,000         3,216,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                          LIBRARY OF CONGRESS


                (Except Congressional Research Service)

    The Committee recommends appropriations totaling 
$323,903,000 for the operations of the Library of Congress 
(except the Congressional Research Service, which is carried in 
title I of the bill) for fiscal year 2001. The following table 
summarizes the allocation of funds by appropriation account:

                           Library of Congress

                           Item                              Amount

Fiscal year 2001:
    Salaries and expenses.............................      $263,014,000
    Copyright Office..................................         6,988,000
    Books for the blind and physically handicapped....        48,507,000
    Furniture and furnishings.........................         5,394,000
                                                       -----------------
      Total...........................................       323,903,000


                            Total Resources

    The Library also receives funds from other appropriations 
and sources estimated to total $256,039,000 for fiscal year 
2001 including $66,200,000 for the Congressional Research 
Service in title I of the bill, and $15,133,000 appropriated to 
the Architect of the Capitol for the structural and mechanical 
care of the Library buildings. The remainder consists of 
receipts from copyright fees and the sale of catalog records 
and publications, income from gift and trust funds, and 
reimbursements for services performed for other Government 
agencies. Thus, a total of $579,942,000 from all sources will 
be available to the Library during the next fiscal year. Of 
that amount, $146,506,000 (25.3%) is for support of Congress. 
The balance is general government or public service in nature, 
such as the Copyright Office, the National Library Service, the 
Federal Library and Information Network (FEDLINK), and the many 
services conducted for the Nation's libraries.
    The appropriations in the bill for all Library programs 
will finance the level of full time equivalent positions 
currently projected for fiscal year 2001, now estimated by the 
Library of Congress at 3,985. In addition, there are several 
hundred other positions financed through reimbursable and gift 
and trust fund programs.
    A breakdown by source and amount of funding follows:

               Total resources, Library of Congress, 2001

                     Item                                Amount

Annual appropriations:
    Title I--Congressional Research                    $66,200,000
 Service.................................
    Title II--Library (direct)...........              323,903,000
    Architect of the Capitol, Library                   15,133,000
 buildings and grounds...................
                                          ------------------------------
      Total annual appropriations (in                  405,236,000
 bill)...................................
Receipts from copyright fees, sale of                   38,633,000
 catalog records and publications, and
 sponsors of international legal database
    Gift, trust and revolving funds......               56,028,000
    Reimbursement for services performed.               80,045,000
                                          ------------------------------
      Total..............................              579,942,000


                         Salaries and Expenses






2000 appropriation \1\................................      $258,953,000
2001 budget estimate..................................       285,324,000
Committee recommendation..............................       263,014,000
(Plus: Authority to spend receipts)...................       (6,850,000)
                                                       -----------------
      Total available.................................       269,864,000

\1\ Includes Russian Leadership Program.

    The sum of $263,014,000, plus $6,850,000 in offsetting 
receipts, is recommended for salaries and expenses, which is 
the basic appropriation for the operation of Library programs, 
a decrease of $22,310,000 below the budget request and an 
increase of $4,061,000 above 2000. This level of funding 
provides for 2,715 FTE's, including all mandatory costs. For 
the American Folklife Center, funding is provided for operation 
and maintenance which is in addition to normal administrative 
assistance and customary support of its core activities 
provided by other Library organizations. Funds are provided for 
a local community digital access and training initiative 
involving the use of electronic collections and the National 
On-Line Library. This is one of the fundamental components of 
the Digital Futures project which, overall, has been funded at 
$14,201,242 in the bill.
    Within the funds provided for the Digital Futures project, 
the bill provides $404,000 for a collaborative model 
demonstration project with the United States Military Academy. 
This includes up to $300,000 for establishing a high-speed 
telecommunications link between the Academy and the Library. 
This project is intended to demonstrate to the U.S. military 
academies, and other higher level educational institutions, the 
enhancements possible for student study and learning that can 
be achieved with a multi-media approach integrated with student 
learning centers, the National On-Line Library, and Internet 
connectivity. In this instance, many of the collections of 
historical importance in the West Point Library will be added 
to the National On-Line Library.
    The bill provides $824,648 and 22 FTE's to support the 
operation of an off-site collections storage facility at Fort 
Meade, Maryland, and the Library is directed to employ 
students, to the maximum extent practical, to support 
collections transfer and maintenance activities. The 
deacidification project has been funded to begin a long term 
book preservation program through a recently perfected chemical 
process.

                            Copyright Office






2000 appropriation....................................       $11,231,000
2001 budget request...................................        12,120,000
Committee recommendation..............................         6,988,000
(Plus: Authority to spend receipts)...................      (31,783,000)
                                                       -----------------
      Total available.................................        38,771,000


    Salaries and expenses.--The Committee recommends an 
appropriation of $6,988,000, plus authority to spend 
$31,783,000 in receipts, for the Copyright Office. The total 
available in this recommendation is $132,000 below the amount 
requested and $1,286,000 above the amount provided for the 
current fiscal year.

             Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped






2000 appropriation....................................       $47,802,000
2001 budget estimate..................................        48,983,000
Committee recommendation..............................        48,507,000


    Salaries and expenses.--A total of $48,507,000 is 
recommended for the National Library Service for the Blind and 
Physically Handicapped, an increase of $705,000 over the amount 
provided in fiscal year 2000.

                       Furniture and Furnishings






2000 appropriation....................................        $5,394,000
2001 budget estimate..................................         6,020,000
Committee recommendation..............................         5,394,000


    The bill provides a total of $5,394,000 for Library 
furniture and furnishings for fiscal year 2001.

                       Administrative Provisions

    The routine administrative provisions have been approved. 
In addition, the bill includes a technical amendment to the 
statute under which the Library is acquiring property in 
Culpeper, Virginia. Authority has been included for the Library 
to convert to permanent employment 84 positions temporarily 
authorized in fiscal year 1996 for the National Digital Library 
Program. There is a provision providing the Librarian of 
Congress authority to transfer funds, upon approval of the 
Appropriations Committees, among appropriations to the Library 
and to the Architect of the Capitol for care of Library 
buildings and grounds. The Committee bill includes a provision 
requested by the Library authorizing payments to employees who 
voluntarily separate from employment by January 1, 2001.

                        ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL


                     Library Buildings and Grounds






2000 appropriation \1\................................       $19,857,000
2001 budget estimate..................................        20,278,000
Committee recommendation..............................       15,133,000

\1\ Includes amounts pending in H.R. 3908.

    The Committee bill provides $15,133,000 for the care and 
maintenance of the Library of Congress buildings and grounds, 
which is administered by the Architect of the Capitol.
    A tabulation of annual operating cost and the capital 
budget follows:

                       LIBRARY BUILDINGS & GROUNDS
                     [Request versus recommendation]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Committee
                Item                  Amount requested   recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                    Fiscal Year 2001 Operating Budget

Personal Services...................        $8,468,000        $7,402,000
Other Services......................         1,495,000         1,282,000
Supplies............................           584,000           568,000
Equipment & Land and Structures.....           141,000           116,000
                                     -----------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget....        10,688,000         9,368,000
                                     ===================================
                     Fiscal Year 2001 Capital Budget

Replace Sprinkler Heads, LOC........           550,000  ................
Replace 480 Volt Switchgear, JMMB...         1,750,000  ................
Replace VSD Motor Controls, TJB &              100,000           100,000
 JAB................................
Replace Sidewalks, TJB & JAB........           100,000           100,000
Restore Decorative Painting, TJB &             100,000           100,000
 JAB................................
Book Stack Lighting Controls, TJB &            200,000           200,000
 JAB................................
Preservations Environmental                    100,000           100,000
 Monitoring.........................
Audio Visual Conservation Center,            5,000,000         5,000,000
 Culpeper, VA.......................
LOC Room & Partition Modifications..           500,000           165,000
Replace Compact Stack Safety, JMMB..           300,000  ................
Replace Partition Supports, JMMB....           300,000  ................
Lightning Protection, JMMB..........           190,000  ................
Design, Book Storage #2, Ft. Meade..           400,000  ................
                                     -----------------------------------
      Subtotal, Capital Budget......         9,590,000         5,765,000
                                     ===================================
      Total, Library Buildings &            20,278,000        15,133,000
       Grounds......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                       GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE


              (except congressional printing and binding)

                 Office of Superintendent of Documents





2000 appropriation....................................       $29,872,000
2001 budget estimate..................................        34,451,000
Committee recommendation..............................        11,606,000


    The Committee recommends the appropriation of $11,606,000 
for the salaries and expenses of the Superintendent of 
Documents, a part of the Government Printing Office. This 
amount is a decrease of $18,266,000 below the amount enacted 
for FY2000. The bill removes funding, except for close-out 
costs, for distributing paper and other tangible media-based 
copies of government publications to the Federal depository 
libraries and to international exchange recipients. Electronic 
versions of publications, made available from the depository 
program through GPO ACCESS either directly or through the 
ACCESS gateway, have been funded and will still be available. 
The by-law distribution of documents will also be eliminated 
but can still be done on a reimbursable basis. The cataloging 
and indexing program has been funded.
    The Committee recognizes that the public availability of 
government information is a basic right of every American 
citizen that must be maintained. The Superintendent of 
Documents performs an important role in making government 
information available to the public through the administration 
and operation of the sales, international exchange, electronic 
dissemination, and depository library programs. Dramatic 
advances in technology provide new opportunities for enhancing 
and improving such programs and activities, including their 
efficiency and economy of operation. The Committee believes 
that the programs for which the Superintendent of Documents is 
responsible could be performed with more cost effectiveness by 
making greater use of electronic information technology. 
Consequently, the Committee has reduced the amount of funds 
available to the Superintendent for managing and distributing 
copies of government documents printed by or through the 
Government Printing Office.
    Furthermore, in reducing the Superintendent's reliance upon 
the printed products, the program might be better performed in 
an environment of broader awareness of the diverse information 
interests of the American people and the evolving national 
information infrastructure. Such an environment may be found at 
the Library of Congress. In particular, it would be beneficial 
to incorporate the depository library system into the Library's 
digital library program. Serious consideration should be given, 
therefore, to transferring the functions of the Superintendent 
of Documents from the Government Printing Office to the Library 
of Congress. The House endorsed this proposal on November 22, 
1993, with the adoption of H.R. 3400. Title XIV of the bill 
provided for the transfer of these distribution functions of 
the Superintendent to the Library.
    To this end, the Committee directs the Congressional 
Research Service to initiate a study that:
           identifies how such a transfer might be 
        accomplished;
           identifies when such a transfer might 
        optimally occur;
           examines the functions, services, and 
        programs of the Superintendent of Documents;
           examines and identifies administrative and 
        infrastructure support that is provided to the 
        Superintendent by the Government Printing Office, with 
        a view to the implications for such a transfer;
           examines and identifies the costs, for both 
        the Government Printing Office and the Library of 
        Congress, of such a transfer;
           identifies the issues that arise in 
        providing that the Superintendent of Documents may make 
        government documents available to the public only in 
        electronic form or formats;
           identifies measures that are necessary to 
        ensure the success of such a transfer; and
           provides such other details regarding such a 
        transfer as would result in a basic implementation 
        plan.
    In conducting the study, it will be important for the 
Congressional Research Service to work closely with the Public 
Printer, the Superintendent of Documents, and the Librarian of 
Congress. CRS shall have access to such information and staff 
of the Government Printing Office and the Library of Congress 
as are necessary for it to complete this study. The completed 
study shall be made available to the Committee on 
Appropriations and the Committee on House Administration of the 
House of Representatives, and to the Committee on 
Appropriations and the Committee on Rules and Administration of 
the United States Senate, no later than January 3, 2001.

               Government Printing Office Revolving Fund

    Revolving fund.--The bill includes the usual language 
authorizing the operation of the revolving fund, authority to 
hire or purchase automobiles, advisory councils, consultants, 
and flextime. The limit on full-time equivalent employment has 
been set at 3,285. No funds are provided for building 
maintenance. These are normal costs of doing business and 
should be financed through receipts.

                       GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE


                         Salaries and Expenses





2000 appropriation....................................      $377,561,000
2001 budget estimate..................................       399,918,000
Committee recommendation..............................       351,529,000
Offsetting collections................................       (3,000,000)
                                                       -----------------
      Total available.................................       354,529,000


    The Committee has provided $351,529,000 in direct 
appropriations for the General Accounting Office, plus 
$3,000,000 in offsetting collections derived from 
reimbursements for conducting financial audits of government 
corporations and rental of space in the GAO building. This 
level of funding will support 2,698 FTE's, a decrease of 577 
below the number currently expected to be utilized in fiscal 
2000.

                     TITLE III--GENERAL PROVISIONS

    The customary language regarding emergency assistance for 
vehicles, positions and allowances, consulting services, buy 
American and the Legislative Branch Financial Managers Council 
is included.
    The Committee's review of the legislative branch agencies' 
budget submissions for fiscal year 2001 identified a number of 
differences in the approaches and methodologies each used to 
estimate their mandatory pay and related costs. The Committee 
believes that there should be greater consistency and 
transparency in the assumptions, techniques, and methods used 
by legislative branch agencies in estimating these common 
costs. The Committee directs the Legislative Branch Financial 
Managers Council to work with the budget officers of the 
legislative branch agencies to study and propose common 
methodologies, based on the best practices of the separate 
agencies, for estimating mandatory pay and related costs in 
future budget submissions.
    There is a provision prohibiting backfilling on certain 
positions by the U.S. Capitol Police and Library of Congress 
police. The bill includes a provision to provide the Architect 
of the Capitol authority to include incentive and penalty 
clauses in construction contracts.
    A provision has been added providing that protective 
services assistance for the 2001 Presidential Inauguration and 
State of the Union be provided by the Department of Defense. 
The department has routinely provided limited assistance to the 
Capitol police for many years, to be benefit of the President, 
the public, and other attendees at these events. The provision 
is designated to insure that such assistance will continue.

                        CONSTITUTIONAL AUTHORITY

    Clause 3(d)(1) of rule XIII of the Rules of the House of 
Representatives states that:
    Each report of a committee on a bill or joint resolution of 
a public character shall include a statement citing the 
specific powers granted to the Congress in the Constitution to 
enact the law proposed by the bill or joint resolution.
    The Committee on Appropriations bases its authority to 
report this legislation on Clause 7 of Section 9 of Article I 
of the Constitution of the United States of America, which 
states:
    No money shall be drawn from the Treasury but in 
consequence of Appropriations made by law. * * *
    Appropriations contained in this Act are made pursuant to 
this specific power granted by the Constitution.

                   COMPARISON WITH BUDGET RESOLUTION

    Clause 3(c)(2) of rule XIII of the House of Representatives 
requires an explanation of compliance with section 308(a)(1)(A) 
of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 
(P.L. 93-344), as amended, which requires that the report 
accompanying a bill providing new budget authority contain a 
statement detailing how that authority compares with the 
reports submitted under section 302 of the Act for the most 
recently agreed to concurrent resolution on the budget for the 
fiscal year from the Committee's section 302(b) allocation.
    This information follows:

                        [In millions of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                   Sec. 302(b)           This bill--
                             -------------------------------------------
                                Budget                Budget
                              authority   Outlays   authority   Outlays
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Discretionary...............     $1,819     $1,892     $1,819     $1,864
Mandatory...................         79         79         79         79
                             -------------------------------------------
      Total.................     $1,898     $1,971     $1,898     $1,943
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The bill provides no new spending authority as described in 
section 401(c)(2) of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment 
Control Act of 1974 (P.L. 93-344), as amended.

                    FIVE-YEAR PROJECTION OF OUTLAYS

    In compliance with section 308(a)(1)(B) of the 
Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (P.L. 
93-344), as amended, the following table contains five-year 
projections associated with the budget authority provided in 
the accompanying bill:


                                                            Millions

Budget authority......................................            $1,943
Outlays:
    2001..............................................             1,580
    2002..............................................               172
    2003..............................................                35
    2004..............................................                 9
    2005..............................................                 5


               ASSISTANCE TO STATE AND LOCAL GOVERNMENTS

    In accordance with section 308(a)(1)(C) of the 
Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (P.L. 
93-344), as amended, the financial assistance to State and 
local governments is as follows:
    The accompanying bill contains no funding for State and 
local assistance programs.

                           TRANSFERS OF FUNDS

    Indefinite transfer authority is authorized in 
Congressional printing and binding and the Superintendent of 
Documents program.

                              RESCISSIONS

    Pursuant to clause 3(f)(2) of rule XIII of the House of 
Representatives, the following table is submitted describing 
the rescissions recommended in the accompanying bill:
    There are no rescissions recommended in the bill.

               CHANGES IN THE APPLICATION OF EXISTING LAW

    Pursuant to clause 3(f)(1), of rule XIII of the House of 
Representatives, the following statements are submitted 
describing the effect of provisions in the accompanying bill 
which directly or indirectly change the application of existing 
law:
    1. The bill provides that certain appropriation items 
remain available for more than one year where programs or 
projects are continuing in nature under the provisions of 
authorizing legislation but for which that legislation does not 
specifically authorize such extended availability. Most of 
these items have been carried in previous appropriation bills. 
This authority tends to result in savings by removing the 
incentive to commit funds at the end of the fiscal year.
    2. The bill includes a number of provisions which place 
limitations on, or which authorize or reauthorize, the use of 
funds in the bill, or change or extend existing limitations, 
appropriations, or authorizations, and which under some 
circumstances might be construed as changing the application of 
existing law.
    3. There is language that allows reimbursement for service 
to be used by the servicing entity.
    4. The bill continues the practice of providing official 
reception and representation allowances for officers and 
offices of the legislative branch.
    There is language authorizing multi-year contracts and 
authority to place new House employees above the minimum step 
of a compensation level.
    5. The bill authorizes expenses for employee awards, such 
as certificates or plaques and related ceremonial 
presentations, by certain agencies.
    6. There is language under ``Capitol Police Board, General 
Expenses'' authorizing advance payments for travel by Capitol 
Police personnel for training or other purposes, expenses 
associated with the relocation of liaison or instructor 
personnel from the Capitol Police force to and from the Federal 
Law Enforcement Training Center in Glynco, Georgia, and for the 
costs of basic training of police personnel.
    7. The bill authorizes the transfer of funds within 
``Capitol Police, Salaries'', and between ``Capitol Police, 
Salaries,'' and ``General Expenses,'' subject to approval.
    The bill authorizes certifying officers and the 
establishment of a Chief Administrative Officer for the Capitol 
Police, temporarily under the supervision of the Comptroller 
General of the United States, and prescribes duties and 
responsibilities.
    8. There is language under ``Capitol Power Plant'', 
Architect of the Capitol, allowing reimbursements for chilled 
water and steam provided to the Government Printing Office, the 
Washington City Post Office, the Supreme Court, the Thurgood 
Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, Union Station Complex and 
the Folger Shakespeare Library to be credited to this 
appropriation and made available for obligation.
    9. There is language under ``Congressional Research 
Service'' which prohibits the publication of material unless 
approved by the appropriate committees.
    10. There is language under ``Congressional printing and 
binding'' restricting the use of funds appropriated to the 
Government Printing Office for the permanent edition of the 
Congressional Record for individual Representatives and 
Senators, Resident Commissioners, or Delegates, and language 
providing that appropriations recommended shall be available 
for the payment of obligations incurred under appropriations 
for similar purposes for preceding fiscal years, primarily due 
to the unpredictability of the volume of work generated by the 
Congress, limiting the printing of certain documents to a time 
certain, and authorizing the transfer of unobligated balances.
    11. Authorization of appropriations for Congressional 
printing and binding is included.
    12. There is authority to expend funds collected under the 
authority of 2 U.S.C. 150 and for international legal 
information, the balance to remain available until expended.
    13. There is a limitation on funding for attendance at 
meetings for the Library of Congress and a limitation on top-
level management participation in compressed work schedules.
    14. There is authority to transfer funds to an educational 
consortium.
    15. There is a limitation on the number of indirect 
employees that are paid from appropriated funds received by the 
Library of Congress from other agencies. These funds are 
generated by performing reimbursable work for these other 
agencies and are used to cover general and administrative 
overhead work generated by these reimbursable programs.
    16. The authority to acquire an audio-visual center has 
been amended.
    17. There is language authorizing a transfer of funds among 
Library of Congress accounts and the Architect of the Capitol, 
Library buildings and grounds account, subject to approval.
    18. Authority to convert certain positions is included.
    19. Buyout authority is included for the Library of 
Congress.
    20. There is language under ``Salaries and Expenses'', 
Office of Superintendent of Documents, which limits travel 
expenses and which authorizes the use of current appropriations 
to pay for printing certain publications in prior years for the 
depository library program. There is language authorizing the 
transfer of unexpended balances.
    21. There is language authorizing the operation of the GPO 
revolving fund, and which authorizes travel expenses for 
advisory councils.
    22. Under the GPO revolving fund, there is language that 
provides expenses not to exceed $75,000 for attendance at 
meetings.
    23. The bill includes a limitation on GPO employment of not 
more than 3,285 full-time equivalent work years.
    24. There is a limitation on the participation of top-level 
GPO management in flexible or compressed work schedules.
    25. There is language relating to the General Accounting 
Office authorizing the direct procurement of expert and 
consultant services under 5 U.S.C. 3109, at certain rates; 
authorizing the hire of one passenger motor vehicle, as 
required by 31 U.S.C. 1343; authorizing the General Accounting 
Office to make advance payments in foreign countries in 
accordance with 31 U.S.C. 3324; and to provide certain 
benefits, including rental of living quarters in foreign 
countries; appropriations are authorized for administrative 
expenses of any other member department or agency to finance an 
appropriate share of the costs of the American Consortium on 
International Public Administration (ACIPA), and the National 
Intergovernmental Audit Forum or a Regional Intergovernmental 
Audit Forum. The ACIPA language satisfies the requirements of 
P.L. 100-202.
    26. In Section 301, there is language prohibiting the use 
of funds in the Act 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 issued by the Committee on House Administration and 
for the Senate by the Committee on Rules and Administration.
    27. Section 303 provides that whenever any office or 
position not specifically established by the Legislative Pay 
Act of 1929 is appropriated for herein or whenever the rate of 
compensation or designation of any position appropriated for 
herein is different from that specifically established for such 
position by such Act, the rate of compensation and the 
designation of the position, or either, appropriated for or 
provided herein, shall be the permanent law with respect 
thereto: Provided that the provisions herein for the various 
items of official expenses of Members, officers, and committees 
of the Senate and House, and clerk hire for Senators and 
Members shall be the permanent law with respect thereto.
    28. Section 304 requires that certain information regarding 
consulting services shall be a matter of public record.
    29. Section 305 is a sense of Congress provision regarding 
American-made products.
    30. There is a provision which authorizes legislative 
branch entities to share the costs of the Legislative Branch 
Financial Managers Council.
    31. There is language reducing the number of authorized 
positions for the U.S. Capitol Police and Library of Congress 
Police by the number who retire, resign, or otherwise separate 
from employment.
    32. There is authority for a penalty clause to be inserted 
in Architect of the Capitol construction contracts.
    33. There is authority for the Department of Defense to 
provide protective services assistance to the Capitol Police 
during the 2001 inauguration event and State of the Union.

          Compliance With Rule XIII, Cl. 3(e) (Ramseyer Rule)

    In compliance with clause 3(e) of rule XIII of the Rules of 
the House of Representatives, changes in existing law made by 
the bill, as reported, are shown as follows (existing law 
proposed to be omitted is enclosed in black brackets, new 
matter is printed in italic, existing law in which no change is 
proposed is shown in roman):

     SECTION 10 OF THE HOUSE EMPLOYEES POSITION CLASSIFICATION ACT


                             [APPOINTMENTS

  [Sec. 10. Except as otherwise provided by this Act, each 
individual appointed to a position subject to the House 
Employees Schedule (HS) or the House Wage Schedule (HWS) shall 
be placed in the minimum step of the appropriate compensation 
level (HS level or HWS level) of such schedule.]
                              ----------                              


               SECTION 1 OF THE ACT OF DECEMBER 15, 1997

   AN ACT To authorize acquisition of certain real property for the 
Library of Congress, and for other purposes.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


SECTION 1. ACQUISITION OF FACILITY IN CULPEPER, VIRGINIA.

  (a)  * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

  (c) Transfer Payment by Architect.--Notwithstanding the 
limitation on reimbursement or transfer of funds under 
subsection (a) of this section, the Architect of the Capitol 
may, not later than 90 days after acquisition of the property 
under this section, transfer funds to the entity from which the 
property was acquired by the Architect of the Capitol. Such 
transfers may not exceed a total of $16,500,000.

                  Appropriations Not Authorized by Law

    Clause 3(f)(1), Rule XIII requires a list of all 
appropriations in the bill that are not authorized by law. 
Appropriations included in this bill have been previously 
authorized by law.
                          Full Committee Votes

    Pursuant to the provisions of clause 3(a)(1)(b) of rule 
XIII of the Rules of the House of Representatives, the results 
of each rollcall vote on an amendment or on the motion to 
report, together with the names of those voting for and those 
voting against, are printed below:

                             rollcall no. 1

    Date: May 9, 2000.
    Measure: Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill, FY 2001.
    Motion by: Mr. Regula.
    Description of motion: To report the bill, to authorize the 
Chairman to seek a rule for consideration of the bill, and to 
authorize the Chairman to move that the House disagree to the 
amendments of the Senate and agree to a conference requested by 
the Senate.
    Results: Adopted 31 yeas to 23 nays.
        Members Voting Yea            Members Voting Nay
Mr. Aderholt                        Mr. Boyd
Mr. Bonilla                         Mr. Cramer
Mr. Callahan                        Ms. DeLauro
Mr. Cunningham                      Mr. Dicks
Mr. Dickey                          Mr. Edwards
Mrs. Emerson                        Mr. Farr
Mr. Frelinghuysen                   Mr. Forbes
Mr. Goode                           Mr. Hinchey
Ms. Granger                         Mr. Hoyer
Mr. Hobson                          Mr. Jackson
Mr. Kingston                        Ms. Kilpatrick
Mr. Knollenberg                     Mrs. Lowey
Mr. Kolbe                           Mrs. Meek
Mr. Latham                          Mr. Moran
Mr. Lewis                           Mr. Obey
Mr. Miller                          Mr. Olver
Mr. Nethercutt                      Mr. Pastor
Mrs. Northup                        Ms. Pelosi
Mr. Packard                         Mr. Price
Mr. Peterson                        Ms. Roybal-Allard
Mr. Regula                          Mr. Sabo
Mr. Rogers                          Mr. Serrano
Mr. Skeen                           Mr. Visclosky
Mr. Sununu
Mr. Taylor
Mr. Tiahrt
Mr. Walsh
Mr. Wamp
Mr. Wicker
Mr. Wolf
Mr. Young

  COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF NEW BUDGET (OBLIGATIONAL) AUTHORITY FOR 2000 AND BUDGET ESTIMATES FOR 2001 PERMANENT
                                NEW BUDGET (OBLIGATIONAL) AUTHORITY--TRUST FUNDS
 [Becomes available automatically under earlier, or ``permanent'' law without further, or annual, action by the
     Congress. Thus, these amounts are not included in the accompanying bill. All amounts are in the form of
                                 ``appropriations'' unless otherwise indicated]
                                            [In millions of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                Budget estimate
                                                                  New budget         of new
                       Agency and item                          (obligational)   (obligational)  Increase (+) or
                                                               authority, 2000  authority, 2001    decrease (-)
                                                                     \1\              \1\
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Library of Congress:
    Gift and trust fund accounts.............................              $41               42               +1
    Cooperative Acquisitions Revolving Fund..................                2                3               +1
U.S. Capitol Preservation Commission:
    Trust funds..............................................                1                8               +7
Architect of the Capitol, Botanic Garden:
    Gifts and donations......................................                6                2               -4
John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Training and
 Development:
    Trust funds..............................................                1                1  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, Trust funds.....................................               51               56              +5
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Amounts as estimated and shown in the February 2000 budget document. Some items are indefinite in amount,
  and thus are subject to later reestimation.


                          PERMANENT NEW BUDGET (OBLIGATIONAL) AUTHORITY--FEDERAL FUNDS
 [Becomes available automatically under earlier, or ``permanent'' law without further, or annual, action by the
     Congress. Thus, these amounts are not included in the accompanying bill. All amounts are in the form of
                                 ``appropriations'' unless otherwise indicated]
                                            [In millions of dollars]
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                                                                                Budget estimate
                                                                  New budget         of new
                       Agency and item                          (obligational)   (obligational)  Increase (+) or
                                                                  authority,    authority, 2001    decrease (-)
                                                                   2000\1\            \1\
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House of Representatives:
    Congressional use of foreign currency....................               $2               $2  ...............
    International conferences and contingencies: House and                   1                1  ...............
     Senate expenses.........................................
    Compensation of Members and related administrative                      77               78               +1
     expenses................................................
Library of Congress:
    Payments to copyright owners (indefinite, special fund)..              180              212              +32
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      Total, Federal funds...................................              260              293             +33
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\1\ Amounts as estimated and shown in the February 2000 budget document. Some items are indefinite in amount,
  and thus are subject to later reestimation.

  
  

ADDITIONAL VIEWS OF HON. DAVID R. OBEY, HON. ED PASTOR, AND HON. STENY 
                                H. HOYER

 Impact of Reductions to FY 2001 Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill

    When Members vote on this bill, they should be aware that 
the funding levels contained in this bill could result in a 
reduction of over 1,700 employees of the Legislative Branch and 
will affect virtually all organizations that serve us, and that 
serve the people. Based on estimates from the affected 
organizations the anticipated potential impacts are as follows:

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                                                 Positions    Percent of
                 Organization                       lost      workforce
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Capitol Police................................         -438        -29.3
General Accounting Office.....................         -707          -22
Congressional Research Service................         -114          -15
Congressional Budget Office...................          -31          -14
Architect of Capitol..........................         -156           -8
Government Printing Office (minimum)..........          -62          -46
House of Representatives......................         -319           -3
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    In addition few if any Cost of Living, merit pay or 
longevity adjustments for current employees are likely to be 
granted, which only serves to exacerbate the huge gap that 
already exists between House and Senate employee compensation 
rates. Differences in salaries for comparable top positions 
between House and Senate staff range from 24% to 39% higher for 
the Senate at this time. This bill would increase that 
difference.
    In total the bill cuts $107 million below the amount 
provided last year and will eliminate funding for many other 
essential items such as maintenance of grounds, management 
improvements, safety upgrades, and security equipment.
    The levels of funding in this bill are a mandate for less 
service, and less responsiveness to our constituents. They 
guarantee continued inequality between the House and Senate. We 
have treated the Legislative Branch of government far worse 
than we will treat any other branch or agency of government in 
this bill. This is being done despite the fact that the number 
of constituents we each serve has increased by 25% in the past 
20 years, and that workload has increased vastly for members' 
offices due to improved technology and communication 
capabilities.

                                   Dave Obey.
                                   Ed Pastor.
                                   Steny H. Hoyer.

                 DISSENTING VIEWS OF HON. DAVID R. OBEY

    I find this bill deeply disturbing. I simply have to 
scratch my head and ask what are we trying to do in this 
institution when we report out a bill like this.
    We have sworn to uphold the Constitution and we have, as 
members of Congress, a special responsibility with respect to 
Article I. There have been periods in our history when the 
Congress has been too weak to exercise the restraint over the 
Executive that was needed, and that our forefathers 
anticipated. Everything I observe lately indicates that we are 
once again headed in that direction. This bill would severely 
damage the basic tools we need to interact with the other 
branches of government that we have sworn to oversee. Enactment 
of Legislative Branch funding at these levels will make us even 
more than captive of the Executive Branch in terms of having 
any independent understanding how effectively they are using 
the resources we provide them with to protect the public 
interest.
    With respect to the Congressional Research Service (CRS) 
the bill would cut 114 jobs and severly damage the quality of 
information that organization provides to all of our offices, 
and through our offices, to the American people. That funding 
level is even more devastating to the effectiveness of CRS 
because of the large number of retirements expected to occur in 
the next several years. We are dramatically reducing the number 
of junior employees within CRS who are being trained to replace 
the ``baby boomer'' generation of employees that now hold the 
senior positions and will soon be gone. Much of the expertise 
and timeliness we now enjoy in the provision of information 
will be lost, if they do not have younger workers to train 
before the senior analysts retire. Future Congresses will be 
greatly diminished by this, and this would be a horrible bill 
if that were its only flaw. Unfortunately, it is not.
    The bill will have the same kind of harmful effect with 
respect to our own offices. Member's Representational Accounts 
are funded at $406 million in FY 2000. That amount is 
insufficient and about $4 million will have to be added through 
reprogramming to cover the full costs of Members office 
expenses. The request for FY 2001 was $423 million, which is 
enough to provide our staffs with a cost of living adjustment, 
which I think they deserve. It is no secret that the people who 
answer constituent mail or who try to get a fair break for our 
constituents from the Social Security Administration or who 
keep Members informed about what is going on in Committee or on 
the floor are getting younger and younger. It is even harder to 
keep competent staff in a strong labor market, and when House 
members cannot compete with the Senate. The Senate is 
attracting House staff at an unprecedented rate. The Senate 
pays on average 24% or $27,000 more for Legislative Assistants 
than the House. The Senate pays almost 40% or $36,000 more for 
Legislative Directors. This bill will not only eliminate the 
possibility of a cost of living adjustment for House members 
staff, it will cut office budgets by 2.5% below this year's 
level--which means you have to either cut salaries or fire 
people.
    It doesn't end there. This bill cuts 707 people from the 
General Accounting Office. That comes from a party that swore 
only two months ago that they were going to live within a tight 
budget by eliminating ``waste, fraud and abuse.'' How are they 
going to find it--by taking a cab ride down Pennsylvania Ave.? 
This cut deserves some kind of award for legislative hypocrisy, 
and I would award it, if it were not for the fact that the 
clear winner of that award is the next item.
    Two years ago we had an awful tragedy here at the Capitol. 
A madman with a gun came through one of the entrances to the 
Capitol and shot the policeman guarding the entrance in the 
back of the head while he was helping a visitor with 
directions. A second policeman just happened to be near the 
entrance and fired on the assailant. He wounded the man and 
alerted others to the threat. That gave Detective Gibson who 
was stationed a few feet down a nearby hall the chance to get 
his gun out and stop the assailant. Unfortunately Detective 
Gibson was also killed.
    There was an enormous response to these killings both here 
in the Congress and around the country. There were numerous 
ceremonies and hundreds of speeches. One member of the 
Republican leadership stated:

          We are here today to honor the fallen officers, but 
        we also have to take this opportunity to salute the 
        quiet courage of all the officers of the Capitol Police 
        who come to work each day without notice, without 
        heralding, without publicity, who get up and put their 
        uniform on, pin their badge on and come into this place 
        and face the threat of immediate death and violence. 
        They are the salt of the earth. They are the reason our 
        democracy can live, and they should be honored and they 
        should be held up for all of our public to see and to 
        notice today and always.

    As a result of these killings the Secret Service and others 
studied the overall security of the Capitol. A report 
summarizing their recommendations was put together by the 
consulting firm of Booze Allen & Hamilton. Their primary 
finding and the one on which they placed the heaviest emphasis 
was: ``Current Capitol Police force staffing is insufficient to 
meet today's threat environment.'' In conjunction with this 
recommendation, they insisted that the staffing levels needed 
to be sufficient to permit two officers to be stationed at each 
entrance. That means an attacker would have to contend with two 
officers simultaneously. It also increases the probability that 
a call for help can be made to alert the rest of the force in 
the event of an attack. Providing the force with the ability to 
station two officers at each entrance significantly increases 
the safety of the officers and of the Capitol.
    In the wake of the shootings Congress passed supplemental 
appropriations providing for greater security and increasing 
the number of Capitol Police Officers. The funds provided were 
sufficient to permit the recruitment and hiring of 260 
additional officers. To date 230 have been hired and an 
additional 30 are currently being recruited. For fiscal 2001, 
the police have requested the hiring of an additional 100 
officers.
    This bill cuts the police by $8.2 million below last year 
and by $42.1 million below the request. The effect is to not 
only prevent the hiring the 100 new officers, but to force the 
firing of 30 officers yet to be recruited, all 230 added to the 
force since the shootings, and 240 more officers who were on 
the force at the time of the shooting. The force would be cut 
from the current level of 1,481 to only slightly more than 
1,000.
    This is crazy. It is mindless. It makes no sense. Why is 
Congress doing it? It is because the Republican leadership has 
ordered the Committee to reach a specific number without 
respect to policy--part of the price we must pay to make room 
for the big tax cut that Republican leaders are insisting on. 
Cutting funding to reach the number is apparently all-
important. The policy consequences, no matter how bad, 
apparently are unimportant.
    There is not a single member of the House who should vote 
for this travesty regardless of what their leadership tells 
them.

                                                         Dave Obey.

                DISSENTING VIEWS OF HON. STENY H. HOYER

    The House should reject this bill for one simple reason: it 
fails to provide the resources the House and other Legislative-
branch agencies need to function effectively next year for the 
American people.
    This failure is not Chairman Taylor's fault; he did the 
best he could with the meager resources allocated to him. The 
proximate cause of the failure is the adoption last month of a 
budget resolution that even most Republican Members know is 
unrealistic. As a result of their determination to shower huge 
tax cuts on the wealthiest Americans, Republican leaders are 
now driving the appropriations process down the same road they 
have traveled for several years, toward a needless 
confrontation with the President, followed by enactment of a 
mammoth, catch-all spending bill thrown together in a pell-mell 
rush to adjourn. After more than five years in the majority, 
Republicans have learned nothing. For the Legislative branch, 
this year the consequences are harsh--at least 1,729 positions 
lost--and downright dangerous.
    It is Congress' duty to provide for the security of the 
thousands of Americans who visit their Capitol every year and 
work here every day. This bill not only fails to fund the 100 
additional officers the Capitol Police Board requested to 
assure visitors and staff are protected, it actually cuts the 
Capitol Police by 11.6% and chops 438 officers from the force.
    This is unacceptable. This bill rolls security back to 
where it stood before a gunman barged through a Capitol door 
and shot two officers to death on July 24, 1998. It rejects a 
key recommendation of the 1998 Security Task Force, which 
warned that ``(t)here should be a minimum of two officers at 
any post to protect against a security breach if one officer is 
distracted or overtaken.'' We must not jeopardize the safety of 
Americans who work in and visit their Capitol.
    There is no money in this bill for fire-safety projects and 
little for life-safety work in the Capitol complex. I applaud 
Chairman Taylor for fully funding pending fire-safety projects 
in the recent supplemental (H.R. 3908), but the Senate majority 
leader has vowed that measure will not become law. So this bill 
should provide the money needed to expedite projects to protect 
visitors and staff from fire.
    This bill also unacceptably cuts funds for basic care of 
the Capitol complex. It cuts funds for restroom cleaning; trash 
collection and removal; painting, groundskeeping, and other 
necessary maintenance; and impairs our troubled recycling 
program. When Americans visit the Capitol, they want to be 
proud of its physical condition. According to the Architect, 
this bill will cut at least 112 positions from his staff, many 
of them custodians and laborers who perform these essential 
functions.
    This measure takes a meat-axe to the Government Printing 
Office, lopping off a breathtaking 25% of its funding and at 
least 400 employees. The bill effectively ends the Federal 
Depository Library Program by ceasing distribution of paper and 
other tangible products to the 1,337 depository libraries 
across this country. It will thus leave the tens of thousands 
of Americans who use those libraries without the bulk of the 
Federal information that is now made available, including many 
congressional documents. All Americans should wonder what their 
Congress suddenly doesn't want them to know.
    Moreover, this bill cuts back so far on congressional 
printing funds as to threaten seriously GPO's ongoing ability 
to support us in our legislative duties. It prevents the 
publication next year of whole classes of documents that our 
constituents and we use every day, including the United States 
Code, the Congressional Directory, House and Senate telephone 
directories, the ``pocket'' Constitution, ``Our American 
Government,'' ``Our Flag,'' and others.
    Similarly, this bill cuts 114 staff at the Congressional 
Research Service, whose non-partisan research benefits 
thousands of Americans. It cuts 31 employees from the 
Congressional Budget Office, a non-partisan entity created to 
give Congress a source of budgetary information independent of 
the Executive branch. It foolishly cuts 707 staff, a whopping 
25% of the workforce, from the General Accounting Office, which 
in 1999 issued recommendations saving $57 for every dollar 
spent. GAO helps us conduct critical oversight of programs, and 
I am astounded by the committee's willingness to cripple the 
agency that helps us to ferret out waste, fraud and abuse 
throughout this government.
    It is easy to think of the Legislative appropriations bill 
as simply providing for Congress' own internal needs. In 
reality it is much more. The Congress and other Legislative-
branch agencies serve the people directly in such areas as law 
enforcement and public safety, preservation and maintenance of 
irreplaceable public assets like the Capitol, the dissemination 
of government information, and oversight of programs that spend 
billions in public funds, to name a few. The committee bill 
needlessly shortchanges all these accounts and more. The House 
should reject it.

                                                    Steny H. Hoyer.