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107th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session                                                    107-169

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              LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 2002

                                _______
                                

 July 26, 2001.--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 VIEWS

                        [To accompany H.R. 2647]

    The Committee on Appropriations submits the following 
report in explanation of the accompanying bill making 
appropriations for the legislative branch for the fiscal year 
2002, and for other purposes.

                        INDEX TO BILL AND REPORT

                                                            Page number

                                                            Bill Report
Summary of bill............................................
                                                                      2
Highlights of bill.........................................
                                                                      4
Structure of bill..........................................
                                                                      4
Legislative branch wide matters............................
                                                                      5
Title I--Congressional operations:
        House of Representatives...........................     2
                                                                      6
        Joint Items:
                Joint Economic Committee...................     9
                                                                     11
                Joint Committee on Taxation................    10
                                                                     11
                Office of the Attending Physician..........    10
                                                                     11
                Capitol Police Board.......................    11
                                                                     11
                Capitol Guide Service and Special Services 
                    Office.................................    13
                                                                     14
        Office of Compliance...............................    14
                                                                     14
        Congressional Budget Office........................    14
                                                                     14
        Architect of the Capitol (except Senate and Title 
            II items)......................................    16
                                                                     15
        Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress    27
                                                                     22
        Congressional printing and binding, Government 
            Printing Office................................    28
                                                                     23
Title II--Other agencies:
        Botanic Garden.....................................    29
                                                                     24
        Library of Congress (except Congressional Research 
            Service).......................................    30
                                                                     24
        Architect of the Capitol: Library buildings and 
            grounds........................................    37
                                                                     28
        Government Printing Office (except Congressional 
            printing and binding)..........................    37
                                                                     29
        General Accounting Office..........................    40
                                                                     29
Title III--General provisions..............................    42
                                                                     29
Constitutional authority...................................
                                                                     30
Comparison with budget resolution..........................
                                                                     30
Five-year projection of outlays............................
                                                                     30
Assistance to State and local governments..................
                                                                     31
Transfers of funds.........................................
                                                                     31
Rescissions................................................
                                                                     31
Changes in the application of existing law.................
                                                                     31
Compliance with clause 3--rule XIII........................
                                                                     34

                            SUMMARY OF BILL

    The bill, as recommended by the Committee, provides 
appropriations for fiscal year 2002 legislative branch 
operations, which totals $2,239,000,000. Of that amount, 
$1,390,725,000 is for congressional operations and $848,275,000 
is for other agencies.
    A summary of the recommendations follows:

        Fiscal year 2002                                          Amount
Congressional operations..............................\1\ $1,390,725,000
Other agencies..........................................     848,275,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total.............................................  $2,239,000,000

\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 2002, 
including those under the Architect of the Capitol, total 
$651,235,000.
    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 2001          year 2002             bill        authority, fiscal  authority, fiscal
                                                                                                                        year 2001          year 2002
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            TITLE I--CONGRESSIONAL OPERATIONS

House of Representatives.................................       $830,449,000       $882,100,000       $882,100,000       +$51,651,000  .................
Joint items..............................................        121,860,000        136,780,000        138,237,000        +16,377,000        +$1,457,000
Office of Compliance.....................................          1,851,000          2,059,000          2,059,000           +208,000  .................
Congressional Budget Office..............................         28,430,000         30,680,000         30,780,000         +2,350,000           +100,000
Architect of the Capitol (except Senate and Title II             130,980,000        217,875,000        175,095,000        +44,115,000        -42,780,000
 items)..................................................
Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress......         73,430,000         81,139,000         81,454,000         +8,024,000           +315,000
Congressional printing and binding, Government Printing           81,205,000         90,900,000         81,000,000           -205,000         -9,900,000
 Office..................................................
                                                          ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, title I--Congressional operations...........      1,268,205,000      1,441,533,000      1,390,725,000       +122,520,000        -50,808,000
                                                          ==============================================================================================
                 TITLE II--OTHER AGENCIES

Botanic Garden...........................................         $3,321,000         $6,129,000         $5,946,000        +$2,625,000          -$183,000
Library of Congress (except Congressional Operations)....        438,297,000        363,147,000        368,594,000        -69,703,000         +5,447,000
Architect of the Capitol (Library buildings and grounds).         15,935,000         21,402,000         22,252,000         +6,317,000           +850,000
Government Printing Office (Superintendent of Documents).         33,893,000         35,639,000         29,639,000         -4,254,000         -6,000,000
General Accounting Office................................        384,020,000        427,794,000        421,844,000        +37,824,000         -5,950,000
                                                          ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, title II--Other agencies....................        875,466,000        854,111,000        848,275,000        -27,191,000         -5,836,000
                                                          ==============================================================================================
  Grand total, new budget, (obligational) authority (for       2,143,671,000      2,295,644,000      2,239,000,000        +95,329,000        -56,644,000
                items considered by House)
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                           HIGHLIGHTS OF BILL


                Summary of Estimates and Recommendations

    Budget estimates.--The budget estimates considered by the 
Committee total $2,295,644,000. 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 
fiscal year 2002 proposals appear on pages 459 through 464 of 
the ``Analytical Perspectives'' volume, and pages 17 through 40 
of the ``Appendix'' volume of the Fiscal Year 2002 Federal 
Budget (H. Doc. 107-3).
    Committee recommendations.--A total of $2,239,000,000 in 
new budget (obligational) authority is recommended for fiscal 
year 2002. The recommendation is $56,644,000 less than was 
transmitted to the Congress, a decrease of 2.5 percent under 
the budget request. The bill does not include Senate items.
    Comparison with fiscal year 2001 appropriations.--Compared 
with the appropriations enacted for fiscal year 2001 the 
recommendation of $2,239,000,000 in new budget (obligational) 
authority for fiscal year 2002 is an increase of $95,329,000 or 
4.4%.

                         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 notes that the agencies of the Legislative 
Branch have taken an undisciplined position regarding the 
execution of their respective annual budgets as it relates to 
authorized full time equivalents (FTE's). During the annual 
markup of the Legislative Branch bill each agency is authorized 
an FTE level either at an agency level or appropriation account 
level. These authorized FTE levels, as reflected in the annual 
markup, carry the same force and effect as do the funds 
provided in the appropriation bill. The Committee has noted 
that some agencies have attempted to realign, or in some cases 
exceeded, their annual FTE allocation. The Committee reminds 
all agencies that the FTE allocation is not to be altered or 
exceeded without prior approval of the Committees on 
Appropriations of the House and Senate. If the Committee finds 
any further actions by the agencies that result in continued 
abuse of the authorized FTE levels, the Committee will take 
appropriate action to allocate FTE's, if necessary, down to a 
project or activity level.
    The Committee has included funding for the Federal Mass 
Transit Benefit Program, for the agencies of the Legislative 
Branch. The Committee allowance provides a $65 per month 
allowance to the employees who participate in the program. The 
Committee encourages the agencies of the Legislative Branch to 
support their employee participation in this very important 
program.

                   TITLE I--CONGRESSIONAL OPERATIONS

    The Committee bill recommends a total of $1,390,725,000 for 
fiscal year 2002 for those activities in direct support of the 
operations of the Congress (exclusive of the Senate), which is 
an increase of $122,520,000 above the fiscal year 2001 level. 
Budget estimates considered by the Committee total 
$1,441,533,000, which have been reduced by $50,808,000.
    A summary of the recommendations follows:

Title I--Congressional Operations

        Item                                                      Amount
House of Representatives................................    $882,100,000
Joint items.............................................     138,237,000
Office of Compliance....................................       2,059,000
Congressional Budget Office.............................      30,780,000
Architect of the Capitol (except Senate and Title II 
    items)..............................................     175,095,000
Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress.....      81,454,000
Congressional printing and binding, Government Printing 
    Office..............................................      81,000,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total.............................................  $1,390,725,000

                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

    The Committee recommends a total of $882,100,000 for the 
operations of the House of Representatives during fiscal year 
2002. The allowance is $51,651,000 above the amount 
appropriated for the current fiscal year.
    Of this increase, $48,595,000 or 94.1%, is attributed to 
the January 2001 authorization increase in Members' 
Representational Allowances, and a 4.6% COLA for calendar year 
2002.
    The following tabulation summarizes the recommendations:

House of Representatives

        Item                                                      Amount
Salaries and expenses:
    House leadership offices............................     $15,910,000
    Members' representational allowances................     479,472,000
    Committee salaries and expenses.....................     127,516,000
    Salaries, officers and employees....................     101,766,000
    Allowances and expenses.............................     157,436,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, Salaries and Expenses......................    $882,100,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, House of Representatives...................    $882,100,000

                         Salaries and Expenses





2001 appropriation....................................      $829,735,000
2002 budget estimate..................................       882,100,000
Committee recommendation..............................       882,100,000


    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 $882,100,000.

                        House Leadership Offices





2001 appropriation....................................       $14,378,000
2002 budget estimate..................................        15,250,000
Committee recommendation..............................        15,910,000


    The Committee recommends a total of $15,910,000 for the 
operations of the leadership offices during fiscal year 2002.
    The allocation by office follows:

House Leadership Offices

        Item                                                      Amount
Office of the Speaker...................................      $1,866,000
Office of the Majority Floor Leader.....................       1,830,000
Office of the Minority Floor Leader.....................       2,224,000
Office of the Majority Whip.............................       1,562,000
Office of the Minority Whip.............................       1,168,000
Speaker's Office for Legislative Floor Activities.......         431,000
Republican Steering Committee...........................         806,000
House Republican Conference.............................       1,342,000
House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee..........       1,435,000
House Democratic Caucus.................................         713,000
Nine Minority Employees.................................       1,293,000
Training and Development Program:
    Majority............................................         290,000
    Minority............................................         290,000
Cloakroom Personnel:
    Majority............................................         330,000
    Minority............................................         330,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total.............................................     $15,910,000

                  Members' Representational Allowances





2001 appropriation....................................      $430,877,000
2002 budget estimate..................................       479,339,000
Committee recommendation..............................       479,472,000


    A total of $479,472,000 is recommended for the 
representational allowances of the Members of the House, the 
so-called MRA account. The budget request, $479,339,000, 
included estimates of $310,339,000 for clerk hire salaries, 
$134,000,000 for official expenses, and $35,000,000 for 
official mail. The Committee bill assumptions included in the 
recommendation are $314,265,000 for clerk hire, $134,133,000 
for official expenses, and $31,074,000 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.

                          Committee Employees





2001 appropriation....................................      $122,600,000
2002 budget estimate..................................       127,492,000
Committee recommendation..............................       127,516,000


    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, $104,514,000 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), $23,002,000 is 
provided.
    Details of the funding resolution, H. Res. 84 (House Report 
107-25) approved by the House for the 107th Congress, follow:

                                COMMITTEE FUNDING AUTHORIZATIONS, 107TH CONGRESS
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                          Committee                              1st session      2nd session         Total
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Agriculture..................................................       $4,675,093       $4,931,913       $9,607,006
Armed Services...............................................        5,182,597        5,690,080       10,872,677
Budget.......................................................        7,059,821        6,514,065       13,573,886
Education and the Workforce..................................        5,705,025        6,141,206       11,846,231
Energy and Commerce..........................................        8,527,251        8,699,519       17,226,770
Financial Services...........................................        5,403,522        5,703,521       11,107,043
Government Reform and Oversight..............................        9,810,000        9,610,233       19,420,233
House Administration.........................................        3,560,662        3,857,383        7,418,045
Intelligence.................................................        3,407,986        3,547,088        6,955,074
International Relations......................................        6,202,095        6,470,531       12,672,626
Judiciary....................................................        6,339,902        6,826,561       13,166,463
Resources....................................................        5,595,266        6,005,994       11,601,260
Rules........................................................        2,644,509        2,726,264        5,370,773
Science......................................................        5,172,668        5,455,373       10,628,041
Small Business...............................................        2,312,344        2,486,439        4,798,783
Standards of Official Conduct................................        1,358,708        1,512,383        2,871,091
Transportation and Infrastructure............................        6,964,664        7,514,887       14,479,551
Veterans' Affairs............................................        2,516,765        2,625,498        5,142,263
Ways and Means...............................................        7,228,481        7,520,407       14,748,888
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total..................................................      $99,667,359     $103,839,345     $203,506,704
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    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




2001 appropriation....................................      $107,851,000
2002 budget estimate..................................       102,393,000
Committee recommendation..............................       101,766,000


    The Committee recommendation for the salaries and expenses 
of House officers and employees of the various activities 
funded through this consolidated item is $101,766,000. This 
amount represents an overall decrease of $6,085,000 below the 
amount enacted in fiscal year 2001.
    Full Time Equivalents: Eight cloakroom employees have been 
transferred from the Office of the Clerk to the Speaker and 
Minority Leader. The Committee has provided funding for an 
additional 16 FTEs, which are directly related to Member 
services, under the CAO. These positions include: 2 W-B 
Development Specialists, 1 Information Security Analyst, 2 
Technical Support Representatives, 2 Office System Management 
Counselors, 3 positions for the Photography Office; 5 Laborers 
and 1 Night Supervisor. In addition, the Sergeant at Arms is 
provided two additional parking attendants due to the reopening 
of Lot 5.
    Furnishings: The Committee notes that during the process of 
furnishing office suites for freshmen Members of the 107th 
Congress, the Chief Administrative Officer (CAO) was unable to 
supply key furniture items to some offices, especially desks 
and bookcases. The CAO is directed to provide a detailed report 
within 90 days to the Committees on Appropriations and House 
Administration on the status of the House furniture inventory, 
including a comprehensive analysis of current and anticipated 
requirements to assure an adequate inventory of commonly-used 
furniture items for Members offices and committees. In 
addition, the Committee bill includes the budget request for 
furnishings. The CAO is directed to consult with the Committees 
on Appropriations and House Administration on the purchase of 
modular (case-good) furniture.
    Committee Room Renovations: The Committee recognizes the 
importance of upgrading committee hearing rooms and provided 
$3,000,000 for this purpose in H.R. 2216, the Fiscal Year 2001 
Supplemental Appropriation. The Committee will continue to work 
with the House Administration Committee to ensure adequate 
funding is provided throughout the fiscal year for this 
purpose.
    Staff Physical Fitness Facility: The Committee directs the 
Chief Administrative Officer, in conjunction with the Architect 
of the Capitol, to develop a proposal for a self supporting 
fitness center for the staff of the House of Representatives. 
The proposal should include contracting of support staff and 
possible locations for such a facility. The CAO is directed to 
report his findings to the Committees on Appropriations and 
House Administration within 60 days.
    The Committee directs the Congressional Wellness Center 
Committee to report within 60 days to the Committees on 
Appropriations and House Administration on any differences in 
access to the House gym by female Members of the House and by 
male Members of the House, and to include a proposal to 
eliminate any such differences in order to provide equal access 
to the House gym for male and female Members.
    Employment Study: The Committee directs that, within 
available funds, the Chief Administrative Officer contract with 
an independent non-profit organization with a history of 
Congressional management activities to provide a biennial House 
staff employment study.
    Sergeant-at-Arms: The existing bicycle permitting system is 
rarely enforced, which has resulted in numerous non-permitted 
bicycles parked within House garages, long term storage of 
bicycles that see little or no use, and multiple permits being 
used by single individuals to facilitate parking of bicycles 
used by others. The resulting lack of adequate bicycle parking 
space has the effect of discouraging bicycle use by Members and 
staff. The Sergeant at Arms is directed to enforce parking 
regulations for bicycles with the same diligence as for motor 
vehicles, including routine checking of garages and other 
parking areas for proper permitted parking.
    The following table summarizes the funding allocation 
provided to each component of the account.

Salaries, officers and employees

        Item                                                      Amount
Office of the Clerk.....................................     $15,408,000
Office of the Sergeant at Arms..........................       4,139,000
Office of the Chief Administrative Officer..............      67,495,000
Office of Inspector General.............................       3,756,000
Office of General Counsel...............................         894,000
Office of the Chaplain..................................         144,000
Office of the Parliamentarian...........................       1,344,000
Parliamentarian.........................................     (1,168,000)
Compilation of Precedents...............................       (176,000)
Office of the Law Revision Counsel......................       2,107,000
Office of the Legislative Counsel.......................       5,456,000
Corrections Calendar Office.............................         883,000
Other authorized employees..............................         140,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total.............................................    $101,766,000


    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





2001 appropriation....................................      $154,029,000
2002 budget estimate..................................       157,626,000
Committee recommendation..............................       157,436,000


    A total of $157,436,000 is recommended for fiscal year 2002 
for allowances and expenses. This amount is $190,000 below the 
budget request and $3,407,000 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 97% of these funds 
provide the employer share of retirement, health care, and 
unemployment compensation payments for House employees.
    The following table sets forth the various expense 
categories within this appropriation:

Allowances and Expenses

        Detail                                          Recommended 2002
Supplies, materials, administrative costs and Federal 
    tort claims.........................................      $3,379,000
Official mail (committees, administrative, and 
    legislative offices)................................         410,000
Government contributions................................     152,957,000
Miscellaneous items:
    House automobiles...................................         110,000
    Gratuities to beneficiaries of deceased staff.......         500,000
    Interparliamentary receptions.......................          80,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Subtotal miscellaneous items......................         690,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, allowances and expenses....................    $157,436,000

                       Administrative Provisions

    Section 101 provides that four majority cloakroom positions 
shall be transferred from the Clerk to the Speaker and four 
minority cloakroom positions shall be transferred from the 
Clerk to the minority leader. Section 102 clarifies that funds 
related to the sale of audio or video transcripts prepared by 
the House Recording Studio are to be credited to the Chief 
Administrative Officer of the House. Section 103 provides for 
unspent amounts remaining in the Members' Representational 
allowances account to be used for deficit reduction. Section 
104 changes the pay day for House employees as requested by the 
Committee on House Adminstration.

                              JOINT ITEMS

    The Committee recommends appropriations totaling 
$138,237,000 for fiscal year 2002 for the various joint 
committees and activities carried under this heading. The 
recommendation is $1,457,000 above the amounts requested for 
fiscal 2002 and a increase of $16,377,000 above the amounts 
appropriated in FY2001.
    The following summarizes the recommendations:

Joint Items

        Item                                                      Amount
Joint Economic Committee................................      $3,424,000
Joint Committee on Taxation.............................       6,733,000
Office of the Attending Physician.......................       1,865,000
Capitol Police..........................................     123,673,000
Capitol Guide Service and Special Services Office.......       2,512,000
Statements of appropriations............................          30,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total.............................................    $138,237,000

                        Joint Economic Committee





2001 appropriation....................................        $3,315,000
2002 budget estimate..................................         3,424,000
Committee recommendation..............................         3,424,000


    The Committee has provided $3,424,000 for the Joint 
Economic Committee. This amount reflects an increase of 
$109,000 above the enacted amount, and is the same as the 
budget request.

                      Joint Committee on Taxation





2001 appropriation....................................        $6,416,000
2002 budget estimate..................................         6,733,000
Committee recommendation..............................         6,733,000


    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $6,733,000 for 
the Joint Committee on Taxation. This amount reflects an 
increase of $317,000 above the enacted amount, and is the same 
as the budget request.

                   Office of the Attending Physician





2001 appropriation....................................        $1,831,000
2002 budget estimate..................................         1,765,000
Committee recommendation..............................         1,865,000


    The Committee has approved $1,865,000 for medical supplies, 
equipment, expenses, and allowances of Navy personnel detailed 
to the Office of the Attending Physician.

                             Capitol Police





2001 appropriation....................................      $106,897,000
2002 budget estimate..................................       122,316,000
Committee recommendation..............................       123,673,000


    The recommendations in the bill provide a total of 
$123,673,000 for the expenses and personnel authorized for 
police services throughout the Capitol buildings and grounds 
during fiscal year 2002.

                       U.S. Capitol Police Board

    The U.S. Capitol Police are an integral component of the 
Legislative Branch and perform essential security functions for 
the protection of Members of Congress, Congressional staff, and 
the millions of visitors who come to the seat of the Federal 
government on Capitol Hill. Our police force also deals with 
many additional difficult, frequently unique, security 
challenges including Presidential inaugurations, visits by the 
President, other U.S. government officials, and foreign 
dignitaries, crowd control, demonstrations, and a variety of 
other events and situations that require competence and 
professionalism. The Committee strongly supports this fine 
organization and its many dedicated officers and staff. The 
Committee has recently provided resources for expanded training 
in a modernized setting at Cheltenham, Maryland, has included 
comparability pay funds in this bill to ensure that police 
personnel are adequately and fairly compensated, and has 
provided significant resources to upgrade technology, physical 
plant, and force structure in several recent supplemental and 
annual appropriation bills. The Committee has also supported 
improvements to the police administrative infrastructure.
    It is clear that the force has modernized, will continue to 
do so under the new Chief, and the Committee on Appropriations 
will continue to support these efforts. Several steps have been 
taken to improve the police management structure. The Committee 
is disappointed, however, that correspondence and answers to 
routine budget questions to the police raised by the Committee 
have to be routed through the Capitol Police Board where they 
are held up pending review. The Committee expects the same 
prompt and direct response from the U.S. Capitol Police that it 
receives from every other executive and legislative agency. The 
unnecessary bureaucracy of the review process added by the 
Board impedes appropriations review and oversight and is 
unacceptable. Along those lines, and to extend the management 
improvement program, the Committee believes that the role and 
operations of the Capitol Police Board should be examined, 
updated and streamlined if necessary. Therefore, the Committee 
directs the General Accounting Office to undertake a review of 
the Board, its statutory underpinnings, and its mission. It 
will be helpful to have an independent evaluation of the Board, 
its strengths and weaknesses, together with recommendations, 
including possible alternatives to the current structure, in 
order to assure that U.S. Capitol Police oversight is 
appropriately organized.
    In addition, the Committee directs the General Accounting 
Office to review the post and other duty assignments of the 
Capitol Police to determine if there are an adequate number of 
personnel to carry out the police mission. In so doing, the GAO 
should determine the extent to which technology is being used, 
or could be used, to alleviate personnel needs. An examination 
of the number of posts, and alternative post schedules should 
also be conducted.
    The GAO is directed to make separate reports on these 
reviews no later than November 30, 2001, to the House and 
Senate Committees on Appropriations, the Committee on House 
Administration, and the Senate Committee on Rules and 
Administration.
    The following tabulates the number of FTE's and the funding 
provided:

------------------------------------------------------------------------
               Items                 Authorized FTE's        Amount
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary expenses, Capitol Police on            \1\ 717        $55,013,000
 House Payroll....................
Salary expenses, Capitol Police on            \2\ 764         57,579,000
 Senate Payroll...................
                                   -------------------------------------
Subtotal..........................              1,481    \3\ 112,592,000
General expenses..................  .................         11,081,000
                                   -------------------------------------
    Grand total, all police         .................      $123,673,000
     services.....................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Includes 139 civilian positions.
\2\ Includes 83 civilian positions.
\3\ Includes overtime funds of $6,709,000.

                             Capitol Police


                                SALARIES




2001 appropriation....................................       $97,552,000
2002 budget estimate..................................       111,922,000
Committee recommendation..............................       112,592,000


    The Committee recommends $112,592,000 for 1,481 full time 
equivalent positions for the Capitol Police, of which 
$55,013,000 and 717 FTE's are for the House rolls and 
$57,579,000 and 764 FTE's are for the Senate rolls. The 
Committee has denied funding related to 49 additional FTE's. 
However, the Committee fully supports the 2001 COLA of 4.6%, 
and recommends a salary increase for comparability pay. The 
Committee commends the Chief of Police's training initiative, 
and has provided full funding for this effort, including 
increasing the training per officer from forty hours a year to 
eighty hours a year.
    Administrative provisions.--The bill includes the 
traditional language authorizing funds transfers.

                             Capitol Police


                            GENERAL EXPENSES




2001 appropriation....................................        $7,243,000
2002 budget estimate..................................        10,394,000
Committee recommendation..............................        11,081,000


    The sum of $11,081,000 is recommended for supplies, 
materials, equipment, training and other expenses of the 
Capitol Police force during the next fiscal year. This supports 
the immediate life cycle replacement for computer servers and 
desktops and provides funding to complete this initiative 
during the next fiscal year. Funding has also been provided to 
purchase a visual alarm monitoring system with the capability 
to superimpose over realistic 3D and 2D views.
    The Committee has included $130,000 for a pilot program for 
card access control at selected employee entrances for House 
Office Buildings. The Chief of the U.S. Capitol Police is to 
notify the House Committee on Appropriations of the 
implementation plan and any associated tradeoffs or changes to 
security screening requirements procedures identified as a 
result of the installation of card access controls at pilot 
locations.
    Unlike all other canine law enforcement operations in the 
Federal government, the United States Capitol Police does not 
provide transport or transport reimbursement for canine 
handlers. The Committee directs the Chief of the Capitol Police 
to develop and implement, within 60 days, a policy to reimburse 
canine handlers for transportation of canines utilizing private 
vehicles at a rate equal to that used for similar services 
through out the government, or to provide vehicles for such 
purposes.

                 Capitol Complex Security Enhancements




2001 appropriation....................................        $2,102,000
2002 budget estimate..................................  ................
Committee recommendation..............................  ................


    There was no budget request made for Capitol complex 
security enhancements.

           Capitol Guide Service and Special Services Office




2001 appropriation....................................        $2,371,000
2002 budget estimate..................................         2,512,000
Committee recommendation..............................         2,512,000


    The Committee bill provides $2,512,000 for the operation of 
the Capitol Guide Service and Special Services Office during 
the next fiscal year.

                      Statements of Appropriations




2001 appropriation....................................           $30,000
2002 budget estimate..................................            30,000
Committee recommendation..............................            30,000


    The sum of $30,000 is included for the preparation of the 
usual compilation of the statements of appropriations for the 
1st session of the 107th Congress. This publication is compiled 
jointly by the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations.

                          OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE

                         salaries and expenses




2001 appropriation....................................        $1,851,000
2002 budget estimate..................................         2,059,000
Committee recommendation..............................         2,059,000


    The bill provides $2,059,000 for the Office of Compliance. 
This is $208,000 above the current year. The normal provision 
for awards and settlements has been included.

                      CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE

                         Salaries and Expenses




2001 appropriation....................................       $28,430,000
2002 budget estimate..................................        30,680,000
Committee recommendation..............................        30,780,000


    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $30,780,000 
for the Congressional Budget Office. This is $2,350,000 above 
the current year level and $100,000 above the request. The 
amount above the request provides funding for the Federal Mass 
Transit Benefit Program.
    The Committee has denied the request to reimburse employees 
for student loans. The Committee believes the Committee on 
House Administration needs to review this policy on a 
legislative branch wide basis.

                       Administrative Provisions

    Section 106 authorizes the CBO to establish an employee 
training program and section 107 authorizes the sale of 
personal property and using the proceeds of sale for the 
purchase of similar property.

                        ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL

                   (Congressional Support Items Only)




2001 appropriation....................................      $130,980,000
2002 budget estimate..................................       217,875,000
Committee recommendation..............................       175,095,000


    The Committee recommends a total of $175,095,000 for fiscal 
year 2002 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 $42,780,000 below the amount requested, and $44,115,000 
above the fiscal year 2001 appropriation.
    The Committee notes that two additional accounts have been 
established, ``General and Administration, Salaries and 
Expenses'', and ``Minor Construction'' which are explained in 
more detail later in the report.
    The Committee is concerned about construction contractor 
performance and delays in providing the required work to the 
Government within the specified contract completion period. 
Based on these concerns, the Architect of the Capitol may not 
enter into, or administer, any construction contract with a 
value greater than $50,000, unless the contract includes a 
provision requiring the payment of liquidated damages in the 
amount specified under Section 111.
    The Architect of the Capitol is reminded of the Committee 
policy that no project shall be funded without 100% architect 
and engineering design. Projects included in the budget 
submission which do not meet this requirement have been denied 
without prejudice.
    The Committee is concerned about the high rate of workplace 
injuries and illnesses among the Architect of the Capitol 
workforce. The Architect is directed to report within 60 days 
to the Committee on Appropriations, the numbers of AOC worker 
injuries and illnesses reported during the past three years, by 
organizational unit and type of injury or illness. The report 
should include a description of the specific actions being 
taken to reduce the number of such incidents.
    A summary of the appropriations recommended follows:

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

        Item                                                      Amount
Architect of the Capitol
    General and Administration Salaries and expenses....     $46,705,000
    Minor Construction..................................       9,482,000
    Capitol buildings Salaries and expenses.............      17,674,000
    Capitol grounds.....................................       6,904,000
    House office buildings..............................      49,006,000
    Capitol Power Plant.................................      45,324,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total.............................................    $175,095,000

                       General and Administration

    General and Administration, Salaries and expenses.--The 
Committee recommends the establishment of a new account with a 
total appropriation of $46,705,000 for fiscal year 2002. This 
account provides funds for personal services, equipment, 
communications, and other central support activities of the 
Architect of the Capitol. In prior years, these activities, 
which directly support the administration of the office of the 
Architect, have been spread throughout various accounts, with 
no rational justification, making it impossible to determine 
the true expenditure of salaries and expenditures for central 
and administrative support functions. In the future, the 
Architect of the Capitol is directed to realign the budget 
request to reflect actual costs properly captured within the 
right categories.
    The Committee is extremely concerned that when asked, the 
Architect of the Capitol is not able to identify full time 
equivalents (FTE's) by grade or title and, in some instances, 
has requested specific positions in the budget request which 
have already been advertised and filled. In future budgets, the 
Architect is directed to identify the exact number of 
authorized and funded positions, or FTE's, by grade and title, 
including the required funding needed for each of these FTE's. 
This should include various positions, which may be temporary 
in nature and hidden under individual maintenance projects.
    In addition, the Committee expects better tracking of the 
assignment for temporary employees. Many of these temporary 
employees continue to be shifted from one non-personal service 
account to another, depending where funding is available. The 
Committee expects this practice to cease and more appropriate 
budget presentations to reflect this in fiscal year 2003 and 
directs the Architect to explore the possibility of contracting 
out some of these positions.
    The Committee has included an administrative provision 
(Sec. 113) that addresses the Architect's long-term use of 
temporary employees who do not enjoy the same eligibility for 
federal health insurance, life insurance, retirement and other 
benefits enjoyed by permanent, or even certain other temporary 
workers of the Architect. According to the Architect, the 
employees in its largest category of such temporary workers, 
consisting of over 300 persons working on construction 
projects, average 4\1/2\ years of service, with many having 
served far longer and one having completed 19 years of 
cumulative service, nearly enough to provide the worker with a 
federal annuity at retirement age. The Committee believes that 
the Architect should not employ temporary workers for long 
periods without providing eligibility for the same valuable 
benefits Congress provides to other federal employees, and has 
included a limitation generally prohibiting the Architect from 
doing so for more than 120 days. The provision also authorizes 
the Architect to make the same allotments and assignments out 
of employee pay that other agency heads may make at the request 
of their employees.
    In the past two fiscal years personnel compensation and 
benefit funds have lapsed or been reallocated to other 
accounts. The Committee has included bill language (Section 
112) that prohibits the transfer of any funds with respect to 
any project or object class without the approval of the 
appropriate Committees of Congress.
    The Committee has transferred the majority of the funding 
for unfunded positions from Capitol Buildings and Grounds to 
General and Administration, Salaries and Expenses, and notes 
this request has been reduced by 50 percent. The Architect is 
directed to fill these FTE's with priority life safety related 
positions.
    The Committee has included language that provides for 
salary increases for the senior staff of the Architect of the 
Capitol. Implementation of this adjustment is subject to the 
completion of a comprehensive management study by the General 
Accounting Office of operations of the Architect of the Capitol 
and the approval of a plan prepared by the Architect to resolve 
issues raised by the study.
    Items related to the Senate in this account have not been 
funded.
    A tabulation of the increases in the annual operating 
budget and the capital budgets follows:

                       General and Administration


                     [Request versus recommendation]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Committee
               Item                  Amount requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Fiscal Year 2002 Operating Budget

Personal Services.................  .................        $28,545,000
Rent Communications, Utilities &    .................          1,054,000
 Travel...........................
Other Services....................  .................         12,652,000
Supplies..........................  .................            227,000
Equipment.........................  .................            150,000
                                   -------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget..  .................        $42,628,000
                                   =====================================

  Fiscal Year 2002 Capital Budget

Update Electrical System Drawings   .................            $75,000
 on CAD...........................
CAD Mechanical Database...........  .................             75,000
Replace Building Automation         .................            240,000
 System, Capitol Complex..........
Development of Master               .................            100,000
 Commissioning Specifications.....
Develop AOC Engineering Guide       .................            100,000
 Specifications...................
Micrographics and Recording         .................             73,000
 Storage Equipment................
Financial Management System (FMS).  .................          2,076,000
Implementation of AOCNET..........  .................            500,000
Security Project Support for AOC..  .................            125,000
Computer-Aided Facility Management  .................            263,000
 (CAFM)...........................
Implementation of Safety Programs.  .................            450,000
                                   -------------------------------------
      Total, Capital Budget.......  .................         $4,077,000
                                   =====================================
      Total General and             .................        $46,705,000
       Administrative.............
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                           Minor Construction

    Minor Construction.--A total of $9,482,000 is recommended 
for a new account under the Architect of the Capitol. This 
account is intended to provide flexibility for unforeseen needs 
including minor construction, repair, and alteration projects, 
land acquisition, and related activities, in connection with 
construction and maintenance activities of the Architect of the 
Capitol. The AOC must notify the Committees on Appropriations 
21 days prior to bid solicitation, or in-house obligation of 
funds.
    A tabulation of the increases in the capital budgets 
follows:

Total Minor Construction................................      $9,482,000

                     Capitol Buildings and Grounds

    Capitol Buildings, Salaries and expenses.--A total of 
$17,674,000 is recommended for the operation and maintenance of 
the Capitol building during fiscal year 2002. The Committee has 
transferred 252 FTE's and $41,912,000 from this account to the 
new account ``General and Administration--Salaries and 
expenses''.
    Art in the United States Capitol and the new Capitol 
Visitors Center is an important way to honor individuals who 
have made significant contributions to the history of the 
United States. At this time, the artwork (including paintings, 
sculptures, and artifacts) in the Capitol severely 
underrepresents the accomplishments of women in our society. 
The Committee continues to support the ongoing work of the 
House Fine Arts Board, the Joint Committee on the Library, and 
the Architect of the Capitol and commends the current 
cooperation among these entities for their efforts to prepare a 
plan for the Capitol and the House office buildings that is 
more fully representative of women's contributions to American 
society.
    The Committee has denied funding, without prejudice, for 
two USCP projects, an off-site delivery/screening center and 
chemical and explosive storage facility, due to lack of 100% 
design.
    Items related to the Senate in this account have not been 
funded.
    A tabulation of the increases in the annual operating 
budget and the capital budgets follows:

                            CAPITOL BUILDINGS
                     [Request versus recommendation]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                             Amount         Committee
                 Item                      requested      recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Fiscal Year 2002 Operating Budget

Personal Services.....................      $32,136,000   \1\ $7,539,000
Rent Communications, Utilities &              1,054,000  ...............
 Travel...............................
Other Services........................       14,948,000    \1\ 1,796,000
Supplies..............................          685,000      \1\ 458,000
Equipment.............................          316,000      \1\ 106,000
                                       =================================
      Subtotal, Operating Budget......      $49,139,000       $9,899,000
                                       =================================
    Fiscal Year 2002 Capital Budget

Wayfinding and ADA-Compliant Signage,          $130,000         $130,000
 CB...................................
Provide Infrastructure for Security             200,000          200,000
 Installations........................
Conservation of Wall Paintings........          300,000          300,000
Replacement of Minton Tile............          200,000          200,000
Roofing Repair, Around House & Senate           160,000          160,000
 Chambers.............................
Implementation of AOCNET..............          500,000            (\1\)
Financial Management System (FMS).....        2,076,000            (\1\)
Update Electrical System Drawings on             75,000            (\1\)
 CAD..................................
CAD Mechanical Database...............           75,000            (\1\)
Computer-Aided Facility Management              700,000            (\1\)
 (CAFM)...............................
Computer, Telecom, & Electrical                 300,000          300,000
 Support..............................
Replace Exit Doors for Emergency                782,000          782,000
 Egress & Security, CB................
Design Install Emergency Signs and              200,000          200,000
 Lighting, CB.........................
Egress Door Improvements, CB..........          100,000          100,000
Replace Halon Fire Suppression Systems           50,000           50,000
Implementation of Safety Programs.....          450,000            (\1\)
Design Upgrade Kitchen Exhausts.......          150,000          150,000
ADA Requirements, CB..................           75,000           75,000
Off-Site Delivery/Screening Center,           6,750,000  ...............
 USCP.................................
Security Project Support..............          125,000            (\1\)
USCP Chemical & Explosive Storage               171,000  ...............
 Facility.............................
Elevator/Escalator Modernization                750,000          750,000
 Program, CB..........................
Design Replace Building Auto, System,           240,000            (\1\)
 Capitol Complex......................
Replace Dimming Systems Serving East             40,000           40,000
 Front Offices........................
Rehabilitate Dome.....................       42,500,000        1,605,000
Design Exterior Stone Preservation, CB          725,000          725,000
Chandelier Restoration and Crystal/             270,000          230,000
 Globe Replacement....................
Door Refinishing/Restoration..........          250,000          211,000
Micrographics & Recording Storage                73,000            (\1\)
 Equipment............................
Development of Master Commissioning             100,000            (\1\)
 Specifications.......................
Develop AOC Engineering Guide                   100,000            (\1\)
 Specifications.......................
Design Repair Roof Leaks above Old               27,000  ...............
 Senate Chamber.......................
Cold Storage for Historic Negatives...           67,000           67,000
Design Training Facility, USCP, Design/         725,000  ...............
 Panel................................
Window Replacement (House Side) Design/ ...............        1,500,000
 Land.................................
Design Land for Vehicle Maintenance           3,260,000  ...............
 Facility, USCP.......................
                                       ---------------------------------
      Total, Capital Budget...........      $62,696,000       $7,775,000
                                       =================================
      Total Capitol Buildings.........     $111,835,000      $17,674,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Reflects appropriation transfers to General and Administration
  account.

    Capitol grounds.--The appropriation of $6,904,000 is 
recommended for the care and improvement of the grounds 
surrounding the Capitol, the Senate and House office buildings, 
and the Capitol power plant.
    Items related to the Senate in this account have not been 
funded.
    A tabulation of the increases in the annual operating 
budget and the capital budget follows:

                             CAPITOL GROUNDS
                     [Request versus recommendation]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                             Amount         Committee
                 Item                      requested      recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Fiscal Year 2002 Operating Budget

Personal Services.....................       $4,392,000       $4,392,000
Other Services........................        1,110,000        1,160,000
Supplies..............................          316,000          516,000
Equipment.............................           60,000           60,000
                                       ---------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget......       $5,878,000       $6,128,000
                                       =================================
    Fiscal Year 2002 Capital Budget

Wayfinding and ADA-Compliant Signage,           100,000          100,000
 CG...................................
CAD Database Development--Site                  320,000          320,000
 Utilities & Grounds..................
Security Improvements, HSOB Horseshoe         1,100,000  ...............
 Entrance, NE.........................
Replace Trucks........................           80,000           80,000
Provide Lights at Lot 9...............          276,000          276,000
                                       ---------------------------------
      Subtotal, Capital Budget........       $1,876,000         $776,000
                                       =================================
      Total, Capitol Grounds..........       $7,754,000       $6,904,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    House office buildings.--For House office buildings, 
$49,006,000 is provided. The Committee has transferred 71 FTE's 
and $5,030,000 from this account to the new account ``General 
and Administration--Salaries and expenses''.
    The Committee is aware of many deficiencies in the service 
provided by the office of the Superintendent of House office 
buildings. These include, among other things, unresponsiveness, 
inability to complete projects in a timely fashion, lack of 
cleanliness of the buildings, and outdated management 
practices. The Committee recommends that the Architect of the 
Capitol provide the Superintendent's office with the necessary 
resources and leadership team to improve these problems.
    The Committee further recommends that the House 
Superintendent develop and implement a performance-based 
business plan to begin the transition to a more modern employee 
management structure. This plan should also focus on ways to 
improve services and deal with declining employee retention 
rates. The Superintendent, upon consultation with the 
Architect, must submit this plan to the Committee no later than 
the first of November, 2001. This plan must be approved by the 
Chairman, Ranking Member and Vice-Chairman of the Subcommittee.
    After approval of the plan, the Architect of the Capitol 
will be responsible for oversight of this program. The 
Architect shall report back to the Committee quarterly with an 
update on the status of implementing the plan. This reporting 
requirement shall expire one calendar year after the full 
implementation of the plan.
    The Committee directs the Architect of the Capitol to 
retain an outside consultant to conduct an independent review 
of the existing recycling program for the House of 
Representatives. Concerns have been raised about efforts to 
separate trash for recycling which, when collected, is 
ultimately dumped into the same receptacles destined for 
disposal. The Committee directs that the review should include 
recommendations to improve the program, establish a criteria 
for measuring compliance, and establish reasonable milestones 
for increasing the amount of material recycled. As part of its 
evaluation, the consultant is encouraged to determine if actual 
custodial staffing levels are adequate to implement such a 
program.
    Bicycle racks provided within the House garages and other 
areas are old and an inefficient use of space, not usable by 
all types of bicycles, and have the potential to damage parked 
bicycles. The Architect of the Capitol is directed to replace 
these racks with a modern design that alleviates these 
problems. The Committee encourages consultation with the 
District of Columbia's Department of Transportation Bicycle 
Program Manager to determine suitable racks to meet these 
requirements.
    The Architect of the Capitol is directed to review the 
current availability of showers and locker rooms in the House 
office buildings and to report back to the Committee on 
Appropriations within sixty days. This review should include 
additional showers and locker room spaces, and any necessary 
upgrades to current facilities.
    The Committee directs the Architect of the Capitol to post 
signs indicating the location of stairways in each House Office 
Building. While there are stairs located near the majority of 
the elevator banks, there are no signs indicating their 
presence. The Committee hopes this effort will help to ease the 
high volume of traffic on the elevators.
    A tabulation of the increases in the annual operating 
budget and the capital budget follows:

                         HOUSE OFFICE BUILDINGS
                     [Request versus recommendation]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                             Amount         Committee
                 Item                      requested      recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Fiscal Year 2002 Operating Budget

Personal Services.....................      $29,514,000  \1\ $24,484,000
Other Services........................        3,240,000        3,240,000
Supplies..............................        1,248,000        1,248,000
Equipment.............................          257,000          257,000
                                       ---------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget......      $34,259,000  \1\ $29,229,000
                                       =================================
    Fiscal Year 2002 Capital Budget

Roof Fall Protection..................       $2,444,000       $2,444,000
Sound Improvements, Committee Hearing           450,000          450,000
 Rooms................................
Replace Exit Doors for Emergency              1,357,000          706,000
 Egress...............................
Fire Alarm System Upgrades for ADA,           1,514,000        1,514,000
 HOB..................................
Design Egress Improvements............          500,000          500,000
Design Upgrade Kitchen Exhausts.......          188,000          188,000
Egress Door Improvements..............          200,000          200,000
Rayburn Cafeteria Exhaust System......        1,600,000  ...............
Wayfinding and ADA-Complliant Signage,          370,000          370,000
 HOB..................................
Elevator Modernization Program, HOB...        3,000,000        3,000,000
Study Upgrade HVAC System, RHOB.......          200,000          200,000
Design Rayburn Loading Dock...........           50,000           50,000
Renovations to Armed Services Rostrum.          120,000          120,000
Design Alternate Chilled Water, FHOB            500,000          500,000
 (FDA Replacement)....................
Design Fiber Optic Lines between                 25,000           25,000
 Rayburn and the Capitol..............
Study of Square 692 and other House             150,000          150,000
 sites................................
Design Food Service, Main Serving               200,000          200,000
 Area, FHOB...........................
Design Expand/Renovate Computer                 300,000          300,000
 Center, FHOB.........................
Design Catering Kitchen Remodeling,             300,000          300,000
 LHOB.................................
Demolition of O.Neill House Office      ...............        3,500,000
 Building.............................
Renovate Rayburn Cafeteria (Rayburn           3,460,000        5,060,000
 Cafeteria exhaust system included in
 project).............................
                                       ---------------------------------
      Total, Capital Budget...........      $16,928,000      $19,777,000
                                       =================================
      Total, House Office Buildings...      $51,187,000  \1\ $49,006,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Reflects appropriation transfers to General and Administration
  account.

    Capitol Power Plant.--The Committee recommends the 
appropriation of $45,324,000 for the Capitol power plant for 
fiscal year 2002, plus offsetting collections of $4,400,000. 
The Committee has transferred one FTE and $63,000 from this 
account to the new account ``General and Administration--
Salaries and expenses''.
    The Committee has not included funding for the West 
Refigeration Plant expansion due to the lack of 100% design.
    The Committee is aware of the District of Columbia's 
Anacostia Waterfront Initiative, a long-range plan in which 
Washington-area Members of Congress have great interest, to 
promote redevelopment of long-neglected sections of the 
Anacostia waterfront in southeast and southwest Washington. The 
Initiative will necessarily affect, and be affected by, long-
range plans for various parcels of federal land along the M 
Street and South Capitol Street corridors, including the 
Capitol Power Plant. The Architect of the Capitol is directed 
to report to the Committee within 90 days on the following: (1) 
its assessment of the long-range (25-year) need for the Capitol 
Power Plant, including information about the useful life of the 
plant; and (2) any plans for future modifications to the Plant, 
its site, equipment, physical profile, or operations, and the 
timeframe in which decisions must be made about such 
modifications.
    A tabulation of the increases in the annual operating 
budget and the capital budgets follows:

                           CAPITOL POWER PLANT
                     [Request versus recommendation]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                             Amount         Committee
                 Item                      requested      recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Fiscal Year 2002 Operating Budget

Personal Services.....................       $6,259,000       $6,137,000
Rent Communications, Utilities &             37,780,000       36,127,000
 Travel...............................
Other Services........................        1,539,000        1,539,000
Supplies..............................        4,646,000        4,646,000
Reimbursement.........................      (4,400,000)      (4,400,000)
                                       ---------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget......      $45,824,000      $44,049,000
                                       =================================
    Fiscal Year 2002 Capital Budget

Implement Emergency Shoring and                $100,000         $100,000
 Repairs to Tunnels...................
Update CAD Drawings for CPP...........           75,000           75,000
Install Ventilation in Coal Bunkers...           65,000           65,000
Replace Deaerator Heaters.............          335,000          335,000
Study Heat Balance/Efficiency                   100,000          100,000
 Improvements.........................
Repoint and Clean East and West Plant            90,000           90,000
 Chimneys.............................
Replace Controls West Cooling Tower...          180,000          180,000
Install Dual, Low Nox Burners, Boilers          200,000          200,000
 5-7..................................
Install Synchronous Excitation Package          130,000          130,000
 for Chillers.........................
                                       ---------------------------------
      Total, Capital Budget...........       $1,275,000       $1,275,000
                                       =================================
      Total, Capitol Power Plant......      $47,099,000      $45,324,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                       Administrative Provisions

    Section 108 establishes a Minor Construction account in the 
Treasury of the United States. Section 109 is related to the 
acquisition of property by the Architect. Section 110 adjust 
the compensation of the top levels of management within the 
Office of the Architect of the Capitol and requires a GAO 
study. Section 111 provides for payment of liquidated damages 
for contracts greater than $50,000. Section 112 limits the 
expenditure of funds prior to reprogramming approval by the 
Commmittee. Section 113 provides benefits for temporary 
employees.

                          LIBRARY OF CONGRESS


                     Congressional Research Service





2001 appropriation....................................       $73,430,000
2002 budget estimate..................................        81,139,000
Committee recommendation..............................        81,454,000


    Salaries and expenses.--The Committee recommends 
$81,454,000. This amount is $8,024,000 above the current year 
and $315,000 above the request. The amount above the budget 
request provides funding for the Federal Mass Transit Benefit 
Program.

                       GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE


                   Congressional Printing and Binding





2001 appropriation....................................       $81,205,000
2002 budget estimate..................................        90,900,000
Committee recommendation..............................        81,000,000


    The Committee has included an appropriation of $81,000,000 
for printing and binding of congressional documents at the 
Government Printing Office for use by Congress.
    The Committee acknowledges the contribution the Internet 
has made toward lessening the need for printed materials in 
legislative office. To this end, the Committee requests the 
Joint Committee on Printing to conduct a review of all offices 
that receive the printed copy of the Congressional Record with 
the objective of eliminating the distribution of unneeded 
copies. The Committee expects this study to be provided to the 
Committee on appropriations no later than January 7, 2002.
    A comparative summary of the recommendation by category of 
work follows:

                                       CONGRESSIONAL PRINTING AND BINDING
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                Appropriation                      Recommended
                                                                     2001        Requested 2002        2002
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Congressional Record program.................................      $18,852,000      $19,271,000  ...............
Miscellaneous publications...................................        8,050,000        3,795,000  ...............
Miscellaneous printing and binding...........................       13,182,000       13,040,000  ...............
Details to Congress..........................................        1,974,000        2,021,000  ...............
Document envelopes and document franks.......................          972,000          990,000  ...............
Business and committee calendars.............................        1,710,000        3,000,000  ...............
Bills, resolutions, and amendments...........................        7,238,000        8,019,000  ...............
Committee reports............................................        3,344,000        3,948,000  ...............
Documents....................................................        3,108,000        4,232,000  ...............
Hearings.....................................................       19,950,000       21,004,000  ...............
Committee prints.............................................        2,420,000        1,680,000
Prior-year orders............................................        9,900,000        9,900,000  ...............
Shortfall....................................................      (9,495,000)  ...............  ...............
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total..................................................      $81,205,000      $90,900,000      $81,000,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                        TITLE II--OTHER AGENCIES

    A total of $848,275,000 is recommended for the five 
programs carried in this title of the bill. This allowance is 
$5,836,000 less than requested and $27,191,000 below the amount 
appropriated in fiscal year 2001.
    A summary of the amounts recommended by agency follows:

Title II--Other Agencies

        Agency                                                    Amount
Botanic Garden..........................................      $5,946,000
Library of Congress (except Congressional Research 
    Service)............................................     368,594,000
Architect of the Capitol: Library buildings and grounds.      22,252,000
Government Printing Office (except Congressional 
    Printing and Binding)...............................      29,639,000
General Accounting Office (net appropriation)...........     421,844,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total.............................................    $848,275,000

                             BOTANIC GARDEN


                         Salaries and Expenses





2001 appropriation....................................        $3,321,000
2002 budget estimate..................................         6,129,000
Committee recommendation..............................         5,946,000


    The amount recommended for the Botanic Garden is 
$5,946,000. The Committee has included language related to the 
opening of the renovated Botanic Garden Conservatory. The 
Committee directs the Architect of the Capitol in conjunction 
with the joint leadership to determine the appropriate use of 
the Botanic Garden facilities.
    The Committee has not included the general provision, 
requested by the Architect of the Capitol, to increase the gift 
authority for the National Garden. The requested increase would 
raise the authority from $14.5 million to $16 million. The 
Legislative Branch Fiscal Year 2001 Appropriation Bill (P.L. 
106-544) provided an increase of $4.5 million in gift authority 
from $10 million to $14.5 million. The Committee understands 
that the additional increase of $1.5 million will not be needed 
until the completion of the Garden currently projected for 
July, 2003. The Committee directs the Architect of the Capitol 
to review the estimates of the total anticipated contributions 
for the National Garden and request total authority required in 
next years budget submission.
    The following tabulation summarizes the recommendations:

                             BOTANIC GARDEN
                     [Request versus recommendation]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                             Amount         Committee
                 Item                      requested      recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Fiscal Year 2002 Operating Budget

Personal Services.....................       $3,551,000       $3,551,000
Rent Communications, Utilities &                 21,000           21,000
 Travel...............................
Other Services........................          497,000          497,000
Supplies..............................          323,000           323,00
Equipment.............................           40,000           40,000
                                       ---------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget......       $4,432,000       $4,432,000
                                       =================================
    Fiscal Year 2002 Capital Budget

Way Finding/ADA Signage, BG...........         $135,000          $25,000
Design Administrative Building                  200,000          200,000
 Renovation and Addition..............
Roof Fall Protection, DC Village......          131,000          131,000
Vehicle Replacement, BG...............           68,000           68,000
Shade Curtain Warranty................           50,000           50,000
Conservatory Galleries Design                   615,000          615,000
 Exhibits, Banners and Audio Tours....
Conservatory/National Garden                     98,000           25,000
 Interactive Displays.................
Implementation/Contractor Support               400,000          400,000
 Conservatory Courtyards..............
                                       ---------------------------------
      Total, Capital Budget...........       $1,697,000       $1,514,000
                                       =================================
      Total, Botanic Garden...........       $6,129,000       $5,946,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                          LIBRARY OF CONGRESS


                (Except Congressional Research Service)

    The Committee recommends appropriations totaling 
$368,594,000 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 2002. The following table 
summarizes the allocation of funds by appropriation account:

Library of Congress

        Item                                                      Amount
Fiscal year 2002:
    Salaries and expenses...............................    $297,842,000
    Copyright Office....................................      13,032,000
    Books for the blind and physically handicapped......      49,788,000
    Furniture and furnishings...........................       7,932,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total.............................................    $368,594,000

                            Total Resources

    The Library also receives funds from other appropriations 
and sources estimated to total $280,646,000 for fiscal year 
2002 including $81,454,000 for the Congressional Research 
Service in title I of the bill, and $22,252,000 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 $649,240,000 from all sources will 
be available to the Library during the next fiscal year. Of 
that amount, $173,480,000 (26.7%) 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 2002, now estimated by the 
Library of Congress at 4,169. 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, 2002

        Item                                                      Amount
Annual appropriations:
    Title I--Congressional Research Service.............     $81,454,000
    Title II--Library (direct)..........................     368,594,000
    Architect of the Capitol, Library buildings and 
      grounds...........................................      22,252,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total annual appropriations (in bill).............    $472,300,000
Receipts from copyright fees, sale of catalog records 
    and publications, and sponsors of international 
    legal database......................................     $34,714,000
Gift, trust and revolving funds.........................     135,876,000
Reimbursement for services performed....................       6,350,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total.............................................    $649,240,000

                         Salaries and Expenses





2001 appropriation \1\................................      $375,746,000
2002 budget estimate..................................       290,425,000
Committee recommendation..............................       297,842,000
(Plus: Authority to spend receipts)...................       (6,850,000)
                                                       -----------------
      Total available.................................      $304,692,000


\1\ Includes Russian Leadership Program P.L. 106-544 ($9,978,000) and
  the National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation
  Program P.L. 106-544 ($99,780,000).

    The sum of $297,842,000, plus $6,850,000 in offsetting 
receipts, is recommended for salaries and expenses, which is 
the basic appropriation for the operation of Library programs, 
an increase of $7,417,000 above the budget request and a 
decrease of $77,904,000 below 2001. This level of funding 
provides for 2,778 FTE's, including all associated mandatory 
costs.
    The Committee has provided $9,582,963 for the National 
Digital Library Program. This amount is $5,000,000 below the 
request and reflects a phased-in approach to funding of the 
National Digital Library. This approach better matches the 
Library's ability to implement successfully the extraordinary 
amount of change required in a program of the size and scope of 
the National Digital Library effort.
    The Committee has provided an increase of $1,649,670 in 
support of the operations of the Law Library. The amount 
provided is $850,000 above the request and is earmarked for the 
arrearage reduction and collections support program to 
eliminate the current Law Library cataloging backlog. The 
American Bar Association and the legal community have been very 
vocal in their support for greater funding for the Law Library. 
In light of their concern the Law Library is directed to 
explore the possibility of working with the legal community to 
assist with this project. Further, the Library is directed to 
make the Law Library arrearage reduction program a top priority 
and to keep the Committee informed of the progress to eliminate 
the arrearage.
    Funding is provided for the continuation of the ``Joining 
Hands Across America: Local Community Initiative'' project, as 
approved by the Library, for the purpose of teaching educators 
how to incorporate the Library's digital collections into 
school curricula.
    Given the critical nature of the information that the 
Library of Congress stores, it is imperative that the data 
storage infrastructure employed provides the same level of 
protection and capabilities of that employed by private sector 
industry leaders, leveraging remote mirroring technology and 
providing heterogeneous connectivity to the existing systems 
already owned by the Library. The Librarian is directed to 
review this matter to ensure the maximum protection and to 
report his findings and any additional issues that may be 
needed prior to conference action on this bill.

                            Copyright Office




2001 appropriation....................................        $9,168,000
2002 budget request...................................        14,358,000
Committee recommendation..............................        13,032,000
(Plus: Authority to spend receipts)...................      (27,864,000)
                                                       -----------------
      Total available.................................       $40,896,000


    Salaries and expenses.--The Committee recommends an 
appropriation of $13,032,000, plus authority to spend 
$27,864,000 in receipts, for the Copyright Office. The total 
available in this recommendation is $1,326,000, in direct 
appropriations, and $1,100,000 in receipts below, the amount 
requested and $3,864,000 for both above the amount provided for 
the current fiscal year.
    The reduction, net of the transit subsidy of $195,000, is 
$2,426,000 below the request and reflects the Library's revised 
request for the electronic registration, recordation, and 
deposit system (CORDS). The Library has withdrawn the request 
pending completion of its business process reengineering 
implementation plan.
    The Committee notes that the increased receipt level 
recommended by the Congress in fiscal year 2001 has not created 
any financial or service related detriment to any of the 
operations of the Copyright Office. In fact, the Copyright 
Office projects a balance of $2.3 million in receipts at the 
start of fiscal 2002 over and above the increased receipt level 
approved last year.

             Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped




2001 appropriation....................................       $48,502,000
2002 budget estimate..................................        49,765,000
Committee recommendation..............................        49,788,000


    Salaries and expenses.--A total of $49,788,000 is 
recommended for the National Library Service for the Blind and 
Physically Handicapped, an increase of $1,286,000 over the 
amount provided in fiscal year 2001. Included in this funding 
level is approval of 7 additional full-time equivalent 
positions (FTE's). The Committee reminds the Library that it 
must limit the number of FTE's employed, under each 
appropriation, to the level reflected in the approved budget. 
Any changes in that level must be approved by the Committee's 
on Appropriations of the House and Senate.

                       Furniture and Furnishings





2001 appropriation....................................        $4,881,000
2002 budget estimate..................................         8,599,000
Committee recommendation..............................         7,932,000


    The bill provides a total of $7,932,000 for Library 
furniture and furnishings for fiscal year 2002.

                       Administrative Provisions

    The routine administrative provisions have been approved 
(Sec. 201-205). The Committee has amended section 206 to allow 
for the temporary transfer of funds to the FEDLINK and Federal 
Research Program. The Committee has also included section 207 
which makes a technical correction to the description of the 
services authorized for the revolving fund associated with the 
audiovisual conservation center at Culpeper.

                        ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL


                     Library Buildings and Grounds





2001 appropriation....................................       $15,935,000
2002 budget estimate..................................        21,402,000
Committee recommendation..............................        22,252,000


    The Committee bill provides $22,252,000 for the care and 
maintenance of the Library of Congress buildings and grounds, 
which is administered by the Architect of the Capitol. The 
Committee notes it has provided the request of $3,003,000 for 
various life safety needs and believes it is imperative to 
correct these deficiencies as soon as possible; therefore, an 
additional $1,000,000 has been provided, for a total 
appropriation of $4,003,000. The Committee has transferred two 
FTE's and $150,000 from this account to the new account 
``General and Administration-Salaries and expenses.''
    A tabulation of the increases in the annual operating 
budget and the capital budgets follows:

                      LIBRARY BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS
                     [Request versus recommendation]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Committee
               Item                  Amount requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Fiscal Year 2002 Operating Budget

Personal Services.................         $8,744,000     \1\ $8,594,000
Other Services....................          1,713,000          1,713,000
Supplies..........................            584,000            584,000
Equipment and Land and Structures.            256,000            256,000
                                   -------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget..        $11,297,000    \1\ $11,147,000
                                   =====================================

  Fiscal Year 2002 Capital Budget

Replace Partition Supports, JMMB..           $300,000           $300,000
Replace VSD Motor Controls, TJB               132,000            132,000
 and JAB..........................
Replace Sidewalks, TJB and JAB....            100,000            100,000
Restore Decorative Painting, TJB              100,000            100,000
 and JAB..........................
Books Stack Lighting Controls, TJB            100,000            100,000
 and JAB..........................
Audio Visual Conservation Center,           5,000,000          5,000,000
 Culpeper, VA.....................
LOC Room and Partition                        500,000            500,000
 Modifications....................
Replace Compact Stack Safety, JMMB            300,000            300,000
Study Relocation of Sprinklers,               105,000            105,000
 JMMB.............................
Design Smoke Detector Compliance,             100,000            100,000
 LB&G.............................;
Roof Fall Protection, LB&G........;          1,778,000         1,778,0000
Design Egress Improvements........            550,000            550,000
Design Upgrade Kitchen Exhausts                70,000             70,000
 Systems..........................
ADA Requirements, LB&G............;            100,000            100,000
Design Collection Security........            200,000            200,000
Design Replacement of Rain                     50,000             50,000
 Leaders, JAB.....................
Design Remove Four Escalators for             100,000            100,000
 Office Space, JMMB...............
Preservation Environmental                    100,000            100,000
 Monitoring.......................
Life Safety Improvements..........  .................          1,000,000
Design Book Storage #2, Ft. Meade.            420,000            420,000
                                   -------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Capital Budget....        $10,105,000        $11,105,000
                                   =====================================
      Total, Library Buildings and        $21,402,000   \1\ $22,252,000
       Grounds....................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Reflects appropriation transfers to General and Administration
  account.

                       GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE


              (except congressional printing and binding)

                 Office of Superintendent of Documents





2001 appropriation....................................       $27,893,000
2002 budget estimate..................................        29,639,000
Committee recommendation..............................        29,639,000


    The Committee recommends the appropriation of $29,639,000 
for the salaries and expenses of the Superintendent of 
Documents, a part of the Government Printing Office. This 
amount is an increase of $1,746,000 above the amount enacted 
for FY 2001.

               Government Printing Office Revolving Fund





2001 appropriation....................................        $6,000,000
2002 budget estimate..................................         6,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................  ................


    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 Committee has not included funding for the 
air-conditioning and lighting systems request since funds were 
provided in the fiscal year 2001 supplemental to cover these 
repairs. The limit on full-time equivalent employment has been 
set at 3,260.

                       Administrative Provisions

    The Committee has included an administrative provision, 
section 208, to extend the early retirement and voluntary 
separation incentive payment authority for the GPO.

                       GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE


                         Salaries and Expenses





2001 appropriation....................................      $384,020,000
2002 budget estimate..................................       427,794,000
Committee recommendation..............................       421,844,000
Offsetting collections................................       (2,501,000)
                                                       -----------------
      Total available.................................      $424,345,000


    The Committee has provided $421,844,000 in direct 
appropriations for the General Accounting Office, plus 
$2,501,000 in offsetting collections derived from 
reimbursements for conducting financial audits of government 
corporations and rental of space in the GAO building. This 
funding provides for 3,269 FTE's.

                     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 (Sections 301-307). The Committee has included 
section 308 which provides for back pay due to errors in 
personnel actions within the Office of the Architect of the 
Capitol. The Committee has included section 309 which provides 
for salary adjustments for the United States Capitol telephone 
exchange personnel. The Committee has also included a 
provision, section 310, which authorizes the Architect of the 
Capitol to maintain and landscape areas on Washington Avenue 
SW.

                        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...............................................       $2,240       $2,301       $2,240       $2,301
Mandatory...................................................           81           81           81           81
                                                             ---------------------------------------------------
      Total.................................................        2,321        2,382        2,321        2,382
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                    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:

Five-Year Projection of Outlays

                                                                Millions
Budget authority........................................          $2,240
Outlays:
    2002................................................           1,937
    2003................................................             207
    2004................................................              51
    2005................................................              12
    2006................................................               4

               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, the Superintendent of 
Documents, and the Capitol Police programs.

         STATEMENT OF GENERAL PERFORMANCE GOALS AND OBJECTIVES

    Pursuant to clause 3(c)(4) of rule XIII of the Rules of the 
House of Representatives, the following is a statement of 
general performance goals and objectives for which this measure 
authorizes funding:
    The Committee on Appropriations considers program 
performance, including a program's success in developing and 
attaining outcome-related goals and objectives, in developing 
funding recommendations.

                              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.
    5. There is language changing the pay day of House 
employees.
    6. The bill authorizes expenses for employee awards, such 
as certificates or plaques and related ceremonial 
presentations, by certain agencies.
    7. 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.
    8. The bill authorizes the transfer of funds within 
``Capitol Police, Salaries'', and between ``Capitol Police, 
Salaries,'' and ``General Expenses,'' subject to approval.
    9. There is language authorizing training and related 
regulatory actions by CBO.
    10. There is language amending CBO's authority for property 
disposal.
    11. Two new accounts have been authorized for Architect of 
the Capitol ``General and Administrative Salaries and 
Expenses'' and ``Minor Construction.''
    12. Authority to acquire property by the Architect of the 
Capitol is included.
    13. Authority for salary increases for the Office of the 
Architect of the Capitol is included and a study and management 
improvement plan are authorized.
    14. Authority to pay benefits and to assign wages has been 
included for certain Architect of the Capitol employees.
    15. The bill authorizes liquidated damages for delayed 
construction contracts.
    16. Language governing reprogramming of funds is included.
    17. 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.
    18. There is language under ``Congressional Research 
Service'' which prohibits the publication of material unless 
approved by the appropriate committees.
    19. 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.
    20. Authorization of appropriations for Congressional 
printing and binding is included.
    21. 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.
    22. 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.
    23. There is authority to transfer funds to an educational 
consortium.
    24. 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.
    25. There is language amending the Library of Congress 
Fiscal Operations Improvement Act of 2000.
    26. This is language authorizing the temporary transfer of 
appropriated funds, for the Library of Congress, to the 
revolving fund.
    27. 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.
    28. There is language authorizing the operation of the GPO 
revolving fund, and which authorizes travel expenses for 
advisory councils.
    29. Under the GPO revolving fund, there is language that 
provides expenses not to exceed $75,000 for attendance at 
meetings.
    30. The bill includes a limitation on GPO employment of not 
more than 3,260 full-time equivalent work years.
    31. There is a limitation on the participation of top-level 
GPO management in flexible or compressed work schedules and an 
extension of early retirement provisions at GPO.
    32. 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.
    33. 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.
    34. 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.
    35. Section 304 requires that certain information regarding 
consulting services shall be a matter of public record.
    36. Section 305 is a sense of Congress provision regarding 
American-made products.
    37. There is a provision which authorizes legislative 
branch entities to share the costs of the Legislative Branch 
Financial Managers Council.
    38. There is language (section 308) amending title 5 that 
allows certain technical corrections to be made by the 
Architect of the Capitol.
    39. There is an amendment (section 309) to the House 
Position Classification Act.
    40. There is language (section 310) authorizing the 
Architect of the Capitol to maintain certain property.

          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 italics, existing law in which no change 
is proposed is shown in roman):

                          ACT OF MAY 21, 1937


                             (Chapter 236)

    [Sec. 1. The Chief Administrative Officer of the House of 
Representatives is authorized and directed to pay to the 
officers and employees of the House of Representatives, 
including the Capitol Police and Office of Legislative Counsel, 
and employees paid on vouchers under authority of resolutions, 
their respective salaries for the month of December on the 20th 
day of that month, each year, except when the 20th of the month 
falls on Sunday, in which case the said salaries shall be paid 
on the 19th of December.
    [Sec. 2. The Chief Administrative Officer of the House of 
Representatives is authorized and directed to pay to the 
officers and employees of the House of Representatives, 
including the Capitol Police and Office of Legislative Counsel, 
and employees paid on voucher under authority of resolutions, 
their respective salaries on the first workday preceding the 
last day of any month (except the month of December) when the 
last day of such month falls on a Sunday or a legal holiday.]
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               FIRST DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 1946


                             [Chapter 589]

    AN ACT Making appropriations to supply deficiencies in certain 
appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1946, and for prior 
  fiscal years, to provide supplemental appropriations for the fiscal 
           year ending June 30, 1946, and for other purposes

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the 
following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the 
Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to supply deficiencies in 
certain appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 
1946, and for prior fiscal years, to provide supplemental 
appropriations for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1946, and 
for other purposes, namely:

                    TITLE I--GENERAL APPROPRIATIONS


Legislative

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                    CONTINGENT EXPENSE OF THE HOUSE

    Telegraph and telephone: For an additional amount for 
telegraph and telephone service, exclusive of personal 
services, fiscal year 1945, $5,000.
    Stationery: For an additional allowance for stationery of 
$500 for each Representative, Delegate, and the Resident 
Commissioner from Puerto Rico, for the second session of the 
Seventy-ninth Congress, $219,000, to be immediately available 
and to remain available until June 30, 1946.
    Attending physician's office: For compensation at the rate 
of $3,600 per annum of a technical assistant in the office of 
the attending physician, to be appointed by the attending 
physician, subject to the approval of the Speaker, fiscal year 
1946, $1,800.
    [Whenever the usual day for paying salaries in or under the 
House of Representatives falls on Saturday, such salaries may 
be paid on the preceding workday.]
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SECTION 104 OF THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 1987

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  Sec. 102. (a)(1) The Chief Administrative Officer of the 
House of Representatives may dispose of used equipment of the 
House of Representatives, by trade-in or sale, directly or 
through the General Services Administration. Any direct 
disposal under the preceding sentence shall be in accordance 
with normal business practice and shall be at fair market 
value. Receipts from disposals under the first sentence of this 
subsection (together with receipts from sale of transcripts, 
waste paper and other items provided by law, and receipts for 
missing or damaged equipment) shall be deposited in the 
Treasury [for credit to the appropriate account under the 
appropriation for ``allowances and expenses'' under the heading 
``Contingent Expenses of the House'', and shall be available 
for expenditure in accordance with applicable law.] for credit 
to the appropriate account of the House of Representatives, and 
shall be available for expenditure in accordance with 
applicable law. For purposes of the previous sentence, in the 
case of receipts from the sale or disposal of any audio or 
video transcripts prepared by the House Recording Studio, the 
``appropriate account of the House of Representatives'' shall 
be the account of the Chief Administrative Officer of the House 
of Representatives.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

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     SECTION 105 OF THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 1997

    Sec. 105. (a) The Director of the Congressional Budget 
Office shall have the authority, within the limits of available 
appropriations, to dispose of surplus or obsolete personal 
property by interagency transfer, donation, [or discarding.] 
sale, trade-in, or discarding. Amounts received for the sale or 
trade-in of personal property shall be credited to funds 
available for the operations of the Congressional Budget Office 
and be available for the costs of acquiring the same or similar 
property. Such funds shall be available for such purposes 
during the fiscal year in which received and the following 
fiscal year.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

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     SECTION 108 OF THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 1991


                       administrative provisions

  Sec. 108. [(a) Effective as of the first day of the first 
applicable pay period beginning on or after the date of 
enactment of this Act, the compensation of the Director of 
Engineering (under the Architect of the Capitol) shall be equal 
to such rate as the Architect considers appropriate, not to 
exceed 90 percent of the highest total rate of pay for the 
Senior Executive Service under chapter 53 of title 5, United 
States Code, for the locality involved.
  [(b)(1) Effective beginning with any pay period beginning on 
or after the date of enactment of this Act, the Architect of 
the Capitol may fix the rate of basic pay--
          [(A) for not more than one of the positions under 
        paragraph (2) at a rate not to exceed 90 percent of the 
        highest total rate of pay for the Senior Executive 
        Service under chapter 53 of title 5, United States 
        Code, for the locality involved; and
          [(B) for any other position under paragraph (2), at 
        such rate as the Architect considers appropriate for 
        such position, not to exceed 85 percent of the highest 
        total rate of pay for the Senior Executive Service 
        under chapter 53 of title 5, United States Code, for 
        the locality involved.
  [(2) Authority under paragraph (1) may be exercised with 
respect to any of the following positions under the 
jurisdiction of the Architect of the Capitol:
          [(A) The Senior Landscape Architect.
          [(B) The Administrative Assistant.
          [(C) The Executive Officer.
          [(D) The Budget Officer.
          [(E) The General Counsel.
          [(F) The Superintendent of the Senate Office 
        Buildings.
          [(G) The Superintendent of the House Office 
        Buildings.
          [(H) The Supervising Engineer of the United States 
        Capitol.]
  (a) The Architect of the Capitol may fix the rate of basic 
pay for not more than 11 positions (of whom 1 shall be the 
project manager for the Capitol Visitor Center and 1 shall be 
the project manager for the modification of the Capitol Power 
Plant) at a rate not to exceed the highest total rate of pay 
for the Senior Executive Service under subchapter VIII of 
chapter 53 of title 5, United States Code, for the locality 
involved.
  [(c)] (b) Effective beginning with any pay period beginning 
on or after the date of enactment of the Legislative Branch 
Appropriations Act, 1992, the rate of basic pay for up to 8 
positions under the jurisdiction of the Architect of the 
Capitol may be fixed at such rate as the Architect considers 
appropriate for each, not to exceed 135 percent of the minimum 
rate payable for grade GS-15 of the General Schedule.

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 SECTION 101 OF THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS FISCAL OPERATIONS IMPROVEMENT 
ACT OF 2000

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              TITLE I--LIBRARY OF CONGRESS REVOLVING FUNDS

SEC. 101. REVOLVING FUND FOR [AUDIO AND VIDEO] DUPLICATION SERVICES 
                    ASSOCIATED WITH AUDIOVISUAL CONSERVATION CENTER.

  (a) Establishment.--There is hereby established in the 
Treasury a revolving fund for [audio and video] duplication and 
delivery services provided by the Librarian of Congress 
(hereafter in this Act referred to as the ``Librarian'') which 
are associated with the national audiovisual conservation 
center established under the Act entitled ``An Act to authorize 
acquisition of certain real property for the Library of 
Congress, and for other purposes'', approved December 15, 1997 
(Public Law 105-144; 2 U.S.C. 141 note).

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     SECTION 309 OF THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 1999

  Sec. 309. (a) * * *
  (b) Early Retirement.--(1) This subsection applies to an 
employee of the Government Printing Office who--
          (A) voluntarily separates from service on or after 
        the date of enactment of this Act and before October 1, 
        [2001] 2004; and

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  (c) Voluntary Separation Incentive Payments.--(1) * * *
  (2) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, in order to 
avoid or minimize the need for involuntary separations due to a 
reduction in force, reorganization, transfer of function, or 
other similar action affecting the agency, the Public Printer 
shall establish a program under which voluntary separation 
incentive payments may be offered to encourage eligible 
employees to separate from service voluntarily (whether by 
retirement or resignation) during the period beginning on the 
date of the enactment of this Act through September 30, [2001] 
2004.

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               CHAPTER 55 OF TITLE 5, UNITED STATES CODE

CHAPTER 55--PAY ADMINISTRATION

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Subchapter III--Advancement, Allotment, and Assignment of Pay

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Sec. 5525. Allotment and assignment of pay

    The head of each agency may establish procedures under 
which each employee of the agency is permitted to make 
allotments and assignments of amounts out of his pay for such 
purpose as the head of the agency considers appropriate. For 
purposes of this section, the term ``agency'' includes the 
Office of the Architect of the Capitol.

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Subchapter IX--Severance Pay and Back Pay

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


Sec. 5596. Back pay due to unjustified personnel action

  (a) For the purpose of this section, ``agency'' means--
          (1) * * *

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          (4) the Government Printing Office; [and]
          (5) the government of the District of Columbia[.];
          (6) the Architect of the Capitol; and
          (7) the United States Botanic Garden.

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      SECTION 4 OF THE HOUSE EMPLOYEES POSITION CLASSIFICATION ACT

                         COMPENSATION SCHEDULES

    Sec. 4. (a) * * *
    (b) The committee shall establish and maintain, and, from 
time to time, may revise, for positions under the Clerk, the 
Sergeant at Arms, the Chief Administrative Officer, and the 
Inspector General of the House of Representatives, the 
compensation for which, in the judgment of the committee, 
should be fixed and adjusted from time to time in accordance 
with prevailing rates, a compensation schedule providing for 
per annum or per hour rates, or both, established in accordance 
with prevailing rates and consisting of such number of 
compensation levels and steps as the committee deems 
appropriate, which shall be known as the ``House Wage 
Schedule'' and for which the symbol shall be ``HWS''. The rates 
of compensation for such positions shall be in accordance with 
such schedule. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Act, 
for purposes of applying the adjustment made by the committee 
under this subsection for 2002 and each succeeding year, 
positions under the Chief Administrative Officer shall include 
positions of the United States Capitol telephone exchange under 
the Chief Administrative Officer.

                  Appropriations Not Authorized by Law

    Clause 3(f)(1), Rule XIII requires a table 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, no roll call 
votes occurred in Full Committee.

  COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF NEW BUDGET (OBLIGATIONAL) AUTHORITY FOR 2001 AND BUDGET ESTIMATES FOR 2002 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, 2001  authority, 2002    decrease (-)
                                                                     \1\              \1\
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Library of Congress:
    Gift and trust fund accounts.............................              $91              $28             -$63
    Cooperative Acquisitions Revolving Fund..................                3                3  ...............
    Gift Shop, Decimal Classification, Photoduplication, and   ...............               10              +10
     Related Services........................................
    Duplication Services.....................................  ...............                1               +1
    Fedlink Program and Federal Research Program.............  ...............               93              +93
U.S. Capitol Preservation Commission:
    Trust funds..............................................                2                2  ...............
Architect of the Capitol, Botanic Garden:
    Gifts and donations......................................               12                2              -10
John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Training and
 Development:
    Trust funds..............................................                2                2
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, Trust funds.....................................             $110             $141            +$31
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Amounts as estimated and shown in the February 2002 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]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                Budget estimate
                                                                  New budget         of new
                       Agency and item                          (obligational)   (obligational)  Increase (+) or
                                                               authority, 2001  authority, 2002    decrease (-)
                                                                     \1\              \1\
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House of Representatives:
    Congressional use of foreign currency....................               $5               $5  ...............
    International conferences and contingencies: House and                   1                1  ...............
     Senate expenses.........................................
    Compensation of Members and related administrative                      80               80  ...............
     expenses................................................
Library of Congress:
    Payments to copyright owners (indefinite, special fund)..              230              239               +9
                                                              --------------------------------------------------
      Total, Federal funds...................................             $316             $325             +$9
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Amounts as estimated and shown in the February 2002 budget document. Some items are indefinite in amount,
  and thus are subject to later reestimation.

  
  

 ADDITIONAL VIEWS OF THE HONORABLE JAMES P. MORAN, THE HONORABLE STENY 
                H. HOYER, AND THE HONORABLE MARCY KAPTUR

    The Legislative Subcommittee has crafted a good bill that 
provides Congress and the legislative branch agencies with the 
resources they need to carry out their mission next year.
    Fortunately, the 302(b) allocation this subcommittee 
received was very favorable. This subcommittee was also 
fortunate to be able to address key priorities, including an 
increase in Members' Representational Allowance and a shortfall 
in the congressional printing account at the Government 
Printing Office, in the fiscal 2001 supplemental. Combined, 
these two developments gave the subcommittee the flexibility it 
needed to craft a good budget and honor most legislative branch 
agency requests.
    The Library of Congress, the General Accounting Office, the 
Government Printing Office and the Congressional Budget Office 
will receive largely what they requested. The bill also 
provides sufficient funds to fill an additional 79 positions 
for the Capitol Police, bringing the total force to 1,481 FTEs 
and fully funding the proposed adjustments in training, 
overtime, wage comparability and COLA. While adequate staffing 
levels have been a contentious issue in recent years, we 
recognize that an increase in personnel beyond the 79 new 
positions cannot be realistically achieved during the coming 
fiscal year. We expect the Capitol Police to work diligently to 
fill the 79 new positions that we have funded.
    We support the majority's decision to defer the Visitor 
Center and the Capitol Dome project until certain management 
and staffing issues within the office of the Architect of the 
Capitol have been resolved. We fully support making life and 
safety improvements a priority. We also applaud the Chairman 
for accepting our language to put a stop to the Architect's 
long-term use of temporary workers--in many cases for years--
without providing them access to the same health, retirement, 
and other employee benefits that permanent and even other 
temporary federal workers receive from their first day on the 
job.
    We are pleased to note that sufficient funds will be 
available to provide a $65 per month transit benefit to all 
eligible legislative branch employees. This benefit will help 
achieve several worthwhile objectives, including restoring 
transit benefit parity with executive branch employees, 
reducing the demand for additional parking, and helping to 
reduce traffic congestion and air pollution. In addition, we 
are pleased to see report language directing the Chief 
Administrative Officer to develop a proposal for a self-
sustaining staff fitness center for the House, and during the 
interim, to replace the shower and changing room facilities 
that will be lost following demolition of the O'Neill Building. 
The efforts of our good friend Representative Blumenauer to 
bring these issues to the subcommittee's attention deserve 
special recognition. We must not forget the sacrifices our 
personal staff, committee staff, and other employees, including 
those at the Government Printing Office, the Capitol Police, 
the Congressional Research Service and other legislative branch 
agencies, make everyday to meet deadlines, advance the 
interests of Members, and serve the public good.
    Chairman Taylor and his staff have worked cooperatively 
with us to craft a bill that deserves strong bipartisan 
support.

                                   James P. Moran.
                                   Steny H. Hoyer.
                                   Marcy Kaptur.

             ADDITIONAL VIEWS OF THE HONORABLE MARCY KAPTUR

    We do regret deeply the reluctance of the Committee's 
majority to consider our pleas to preserve the privileges and 
prerogatives of the House by maintaining the official House 
Capitol Committee Chambers solely for House legislative 
operations. Our Constitution strictly enshrines the separation 
of powers between the legislative and executive branches. 
Through unprecedented actions taken earlier this year by the 
majority party, the historic House Capitol Committee Room (H-
208) used by the House Committee on Military Affairs from 1869 
to 1908, and then by the Committee on Ways and Means for nearly 
a century from 1908 until early this year, has been designated 
for use by the Executive Branch, with specific assignment to 
the Vice President, who is not an officer of the House. 
Alarmingly, this incursion of the Executive Branch is a matter 
of historic significance and concern. Though the rules of the 
House grant some measured control of Capitol facilities to the 
Speaker, those rules do not permit operational legislative 
chambers of the House to be ceded to the Executive Branch. It 
is reasonable to question whether this particular decision is 
an abuse of the Constitutional trust placed in the Speaker to 
preserve and protect the integrity and legislative privileges 
of the House of Representatives itself.
    This action by the Speaker is truly unprecedented. This 
decision grants the Executive Branch operational space and 
quarters in the House itself. Further, this particular space 
cannot be considered incidental office space used for support 
functions of the House. Jurisdiction over these rooms falls 
outside the normal procedures controlled by the House Office 
Building Commission. This Commission in Rule 5 states ``The use 
of meeting rooms under the jurisdiction of the Commission is 
restricted to Congressionally related uses or purposes which 
serve Members, Committees, Officers, or organizations of the 
Congress''. If this is the standard we apply to the use of 
rooms with the greatest distance from the House Chamber, how 
can we allow a lesser standard to this historic room that is 
just off the main entrance to the House chamber itself? Indeed, 
it is part of the heritage of the House, located on the second 
floor of the Capitol just a few yards from the House Chamber.
    The current Vice President served as a member of the House 
of Representatives from 1979 to 1989. Some have suggested his 
service as a reason for allowing this room assignment. But no 
Vice President can be afforded official status as an officer of 
the House. Surely our system of government is not a 
parliamentary system. No prior member of the House subsequently 
elected as Vice President has ever been granted such a 
privilege. Thirty-one Members of the House have gone on to 
become Vice President. Thirty previous Vice Presidents, 
including our past four--Walter Mondale, George Bush, Dan 
Quayle and Albert Gore--have neither sought nor been granted a 
Capitol House office in the Legislative Branch. The Vice 
President, the constitutionally designated President of the 
Senate, has already been granted gracious and ample quarters on 
the Senate side of the Capitol. Throughout America's history, 
the needs of the Vice President in dealing with members of the 
House of Representatives have been accommodated in far less 
obtrusive and consequential fashion.
    The room in question, H-208, has been the site of many 
historic House actions. In this Committee room, the Social 
Security Act and the Medicare Program were first devised, 
debated, passed for full House action and subsequently 
improved. Major trade legislation, including the Payne Aldrich 
Tariff, the Smoot-Hawley Tariff, the North American Free Trade 
Agreement, and the Permanent Normalization of Trade Relations 
with China were developed. Revenue acts, dating back to the 
Revenue Act of 1917, were considered in this Committee room. Of 
special significance to the House of Representatives, the U.S. 
Capitol Memorial Fund in memory of Detective John Michael 
Gibson and Private First Class Jacob Joseph Chestnut, killed in 
the line of duty protecting Members and staff in the Capitol 
itself, was established. This Capitol Committee chamber with 
its proud history as a vital component of the House of 
Representatives should not be delegated to Executive Branch 
pursuits without profound question.
    The members of the House deserve a thorough explanation of 
the circumstances surrounding the decision to make this 
unprecedented allocation of House legislative space, while 
other officers of the House, including the Minority Leader, the 
Majority Whip, and the Minority Whip, are required to remain 
further away from the House Chamber where they have daily 
responsibilities. Many Committees, including the Appropriations 
Committee itself, lack sufficient Capitol space to conduct 
their duties properly. It is unclear who is permitted to use 
this room, whether Executive Branch staff utilize the space, 
and how the Legislative Branch is being reimbursed for space 
occupation and services provided. The Kaptur amendment intended 
to provide for a full reporting to the House of this action, 
but was withdrawn as a courtesy to the Committee leadership, 
and to avoid having its intent misinterpreted as partisan, 
rather than Constitutional, in nature.
    Surely, Congress should heed the words of President George 
Washington in his farewell address of September 19, 1796, and 
let a word to the wise be sufficient:

          It is important, likewise, that the habits of 
        thinking in a free Country should inspire caution in 
        those entrusted with its administration, to confine 
        themselves within their respective Constitutional 
        Spheres; avoiding in the exercise of Powers of one 
        department to encroach upon another.

                                                      Marcy Kaptur.