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107th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 2d Session                                                     107-576

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              LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS BILL, 2003

                                _______
                                

 July 15, 2002.--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. 5121]

    The Committee on Appropriations submits the following 
report in explanation of the accompanying bill making 
appropriations for the legislative branch for the fiscal year 
2003, 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...................    10
                                                                     11
                Joint Committee on Taxation................    11
                                                                     11
                Office of the Attending Physician..........    11
                                                                     11
                Capitol Guide Service and Special Services 
                    Office.................................    12
                                                                     11
        Capitol Police.....................................    13
                                                                     12
        Architect of the Capitol: Capitol Police Buildings 
            and Grounds....................................    14
                                                                     13
        Office of Compliance...............................    36
                                                                     14
        Congressional Budget Office........................    36
                                                                     15
        Architect of the Capitol (except Senate and Title 
            II items)......................................    38
                                                                     16
        Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress    43
                                                                     21
        Congressional printing and binding, Government 
            Printing Office................................    44
                                                                     21
Title II--Other agencies:
        Botanic Garden.....................................    45
                                                                     22
        Library of Congress (except Congressional Research 
            Service).......................................    46
                                                                     23
        Architect of the Capitol: Library buildings and 
            grounds........................................    52
                                                                     27
        Government Printing Office (except congressional 
            printing and binding)..........................    52
                                                                     28
        General Accounting Office..........................    54
                                                                     28
        Russian Leadership Development Center Trust Fund...    56
                                                                     28
Title III--General provisions..............................    56
                                                                     29
Constitutional authority...................................
                                                                     29
Comparison with budget resolution..........................
                                                                     29
Five-year projection of outlays............................
                                                                     30
Assistance to State and local governments..................
                                                                     30
Transfers of funds.........................................
                                                                     30
Rescissions................................................
                                                                     31
Changes in the application of existing law.................
                                                                     31
Compliance with clause 3--rule XIII........................
                                                                     34
Additional views...........................................
                                                                     51

                            SUMMARY OF BILL

    The bill, as recommended by the Committee, provides 
appropriations for fiscal year 2003 legislative branch 
operations, which totals $2,671,900,000. Of that amount, 
$1,712,207,000 is for congressional operations and $959,693,000 
is for other agencies.
    A summary of the recommendations follows:

        Fiscal year 2003                                          Amount
Congressional operations..............................\1\ $1,712,207,000
Other agencies..........................................     959,693,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total.............................................  $2,671,900,000

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

    Conforming with long practice under which each body of 
Congress determines its own housekeeping requirements and the 
other concurs without intervention, funds for the Senate are 
not included in the bill as reported to the House. Current 
appropriations estimates for the Senate for fiscal year 2003, 
including those under the Architect of the Capitol, total 
$735,100,000.
    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 2002           year 2003             bill          authority, fiscal   authority, fiscal
                                                                                                                       year 2002           year 2003
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          TITLE I--CONGRESSIONAL OPERATIONS
House of Representatives............................        $919,907,000        $949,642,000        $960,406,000        +$40,499,000        +$10,764,000
Joint items.........................................              14,914              15,993              17,046              +2,132              +1,053
Capitol Police......................................             157,190             212,626             256,175             +98,985             +43,549
Office of Compliance................................           2,059,000           2,224,000           2,059,000  ..................            -165,000
Congressional Budget Office.........................          30,780,000          32,390,000          32,390,000          +1,610,000  ..................
Architect of the Capitol (except Senate, Capital             285,467,000         308,304,000         267,747,000         -17,720,000         -40,557,000
 Police and Title II items).........................
Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress.          81,454,000          87,646,000          86,241,000          +4,787,000          -1,405,000
Congressional printing and binding, Government                81,000,000          90,143,000          90,143,000          +9,143,000  ..................
 Printing Office....................................
United States Capitol Historical Society............           1,000,000  ..................  ..................          -1,000,000  ..................
                                                     ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, title I--Congressional operations......      $1,573,771,000      $1,698,968,000      $1,712,207,000       +$138,436,000        +$13,239,000
                                                     ===================================================================================================
              TITLE II--OTHER AGENCIES
Botanic Garden......................................          $5,646,000          $5,361,000          $5,936,000           +$290,000           +$575,000
Library of Congress (except Congressional                    400,209,000         424,088,000         422,243,000         +22,034,000          -1,845,000
 Operations)........................................
Architect of the Capitol (Capitol Visitors Center)..          70,000,000  ..................  ..................         -70,000,000  ..................
Architect of the Capitol (Congressional Cemetery)...           1,250,000  ..................  ..................          -1,250,000  ..................
Architect of the Capitol (Library buildings and               21,753,000          26,880,000          35,319,000         +13,566,000          +8,439,000
 grounds)...........................................
Government Printing Office (Superintendent of                 29,639,000          32,302,000          29,661,000             +22,000          -2,641,000
 Documents).........................................
Government Printing Office (Revolving Fund).........           4,000,000  ..................  ..................          -4,000,000  ..................
General Accounting Office...........................         429,444,000         454,802,000         453,534,000         +24,090,000          -1,268,000
Russian Leadership Development Center Trust Fund....           8,000,000          10,000,000          13,000,000          +5,000,000          +3,000,000
                                                     ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, title II--Other agencies...............        $969,941,000        $953,433,000        $959,693,000        -$10,248,000         +$6,260,000
                                                     ===================================================================================================
      Grand total, new budget, (obligational)             $2,543,712,000      $2,652,401,000      $2,671,900,000       +$128,188,000        +$19,499,000
       authority (for 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 $2,652,401,000. 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.
    Committee recommendations.--A total of $2,671,900,000 in 
new budget (obligational) authority is recommended for fiscal 
year 2003. The bill does not include Senate items.
    Comparison with fiscal year 2002 appropriations.--Compared 
with the appropriations enacted for fiscal year 2002 the 
recommendation of $2,671,900,000 in new budget (obligational) 
authority for fiscal year 2003 is an increase of $128,188,000 
or 5%.

                         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 Capitol Police, 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 President's budget included a legislative proposal 
under the jurisdiction of the House Committee on Government 
Reform to charge to individual agencies, starting in fiscal 
year 2003, the fully accrued costs related to retirement 
benefits of Civil Service Retirement System employees and 
retiree health benefits for all civilian employee. The budget 
also requested an additional dollar amount in each affected 
discretionary account to cover these accrued costs.
    Without passing judgment on the merits of this legislative 
proposal, the Committee has reduced the dollar amounts of the 
President's request shown in the ``Comparative Statement of New 
Budget Authority'' and other tables in this report to exclude 
the accrual-funding proposal. The disposition by Congress of 
the legislative proposal is unclear at this time. Should the 
proposal be passed by Congress and enacted, the Committee will 
make appropriate adjustments to the President's request to 
include accrual amounts.
    The Committee further notes that administration proposals 
requiring legislative action by the authorizing committees of 
Congress are customarily submitted in the budget as separate 
schedules apart from the regular appropriations requests. 
Should such a proposal be enacted, a budget amendment formally 
modifying the President's appropriation request for 
discretionary funding is then transmitted to the Congress.
    The Committee is concerned that this practice, which has 
always worked effectively for both Congress and past 
administrations, was not followed for the accrual-funding 
proposal. In this case, the Office of Management and Budget 
(OMB) decided to include accrual amounts in the original 
discretionary appropriation language request. These amounts are 
based on legislation that has yet to be considered and approved 
by the appropriate committees of Congress. This led to numerous 
misunderstandings both inside and outside of Congress of what 
was the ``true'' President's budget request. The Committee 
believes that, in the future, OMB should follow long-
established procedures with respect to discretionary spending 
proposals that require legislative action.
    Millions of citizens are taking advantage of the ease and 
convenience of electronic commerce, including the use of 
consumer software and professionals to prepare and file their 
income tax returns. One innovation now available from private 
and public sector employers and payroll service providers to 
assist taxpayers when preparing their return is the ability to 
electronically transfer and enter W-2 information in the tax 
software to improve the accuracy and efficiency of the 
electronic tax preparation process. In every case the employee 
directs and consents that this electronic transfer take place.
    The federal government, including the Legislative Branch, 
does not currently provide this convenient service to the 
federal workforce. Currently federal employees must manually 
data enter the information from their W-2 when preparing his or 
her form on a personal computer or online. By making available 
the electronic transfer of W-2 information, the federal 
government eliminates the exponential potential for data entry 
errors and significantly eases the process of preparing a tax 
return for its employees.
    The Committee directs that Legislative branch agencies 
shall make available to employees the option to, at their 
direction and with their consent, electronically transfer to 
private financial service or electronic commerce providers 
their W-2 information for tax preparation or other financial 
services effective January 2003 for the transfer of calendar 
year 2002 W-2 information.
    The Committee has included funding for the Federal Mass 
Transit Benefit Program, for the agencies of the Legislative 
Branch. The Committee allowance provides a $100 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 $1,712,207,000 for 
fiscal year 2003 for those activities in direct support of the 
operations of the Congress (exclusive of the Senate), which is 
an increase of $138,436,000 above the fiscal year 2002 level.
    A summary of the recommendations follows:

Title I--Congressional Operations

        Item                                                      Amount
House of Representatives................................    $960,406,000
Joint items.............................................          17,046
Capitol Police..........................................         256,175
Office of Compliance....................................       2,059,000
Congressional Budget Office.............................      32,390,000
Architect of the Capitol (except Senate, and Capitol 
    Police and Title II items)..........................     267,747,000
Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress.....      86,241,000
Congressional printing and binding, Government Printing 
    Office..............................................      90,143,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total.............................................  $1,712,207,000

                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

    The Committee recommends a total of $960,406,000 for the 
operations of the House of Representatives during fiscal year 
2003. The allowance is $40,499,000, or 4.4 percent, above the 
amount appropriated for the current fiscal year.
    The following tabulation summarizes the recommendations:

House of Representatives

        Item                                                      Amount
Salaries and expenses:
    House leadership offices............................     $16,530,000
    Members' representational allowances................     476,536,000
    Committee salaries and expenses.....................     132,941,000
    Salaries, officers and employees....................     151,027,000
    Allowances and expenses.............................     183,372,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, Salaries and Expenses......................    $960,406,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
    Total, House of Representatives.....................    $960,406,000

                         Salaries and Expenses



2002 appropriation....................................      $919,762,000
2003 budget estimate..................................       949,642,000
Committee recommendation..............................       960,406,000

    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 $960,406,000.

                        House Leadership Offices



2002 appropriation....................................       $15,910,000
2003 budget estimate..................................        16,530,000
Committee recommendation..............................        16,530,000

    The Committee recommends a total of $16,530,000 for the 
operations of the leadership offices during fiscal year 2003.
    The allocation by office follows:

House Leadership Offices

        Item                                                      Amount
Office of the Speaker...................................      $1,979,000
Office of the Majority Floor Leader.....................       1,899,000
Office of the Minority Floor Leader.....................       2,309,000
Office of the Majority Whip.............................       1,624,000
Office of the Minority Whip.............................       1,214,000
Speaker's Office for Legislative Floor Activities.......         446,000
Republican Steering Committee...........................         834,000
House Republican Conference.............................       1,397,000
House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee..........       1,490,000
House Democratic Caucus.................................         741,000
Nine Minority Employees.................................       1,337,000
Training and Development Program:
    Majority............................................         290,000
    Minority............................................         290,000
Cloakroom Personnel:
    Majority............................................         340,000
    Minority............................................         340,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
    Total...............................................     $16,530,000

                  Members' Representational Allowances



2002 appropriation....................................      $479,472,000
2003 budget estimate..................................       483,536,000
Committee recommendation..............................       476,536,000


    A total of $476,536,000 is recommended for the 
representational allowances of the Members of the House, the 
so-called MRA account. The Committee bill provides $335,372,000 
for clerk hire salaries, $127,164,000 for official expenses, 
and $14,000,000 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



2002 appropriation....................................      $127,516,000
2003 budget estimate..................................       132,941,000
Committee recommendation..............................       132,941,000

    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, $108,741,000 is provided.
    The Committee strongly encourages the Committee on Ways and 
Means to consider H.R. 3601, the Terrorist Response Tax 
Exemption Act. This legislation would extend the same 
privileges to the Capitol Police who responded to a terrorist 
attack zone on American soil, as was the case during the most 
recent attacks on the Capitol complex, as service men engaged 
in war on foreign soil.
    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), $24,200,000 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 (H. Res. 84)..................................       $99,667,359      $103,839,345      $203,506,704
Intelligence (H. Res. 359)................................  ................         1,600,000         1,600,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Total...............................................       $99,667,359      $105,439,345      $205,106,704
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    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, 2004.

                    Salaries, Officers and Employees



2002 appropriation....................................      $143,478,000
2003 budget estimate..................................       140,263,000
Committee recommendation..............................       151,027,000

    The Committee recommendation for the salaries and expenses 
of House officers and employees of the various activities 
funded through this consolidated item is $151,027,000. This 
amount represents an overall increase of $7,549,000 above the 
amount enacted in fiscal year 2002.
    The Committee feels strongly that the House of 
Representatives should establish a more comprehensive recycling 
program comparable to objectives established in Executive Order 
13101. Along those lines, the Chief Administrative Officer 
should develop a proposal that ensures that items composed of 
recovered materials are purchased to the maximum extent 
practicable. Possible initiatives could also include, buying 
items made of recycled content material and biodegradable 
content and working with vendors on possible waste minimization 
initiatives.
    The Committee directs the Chief Administrative Officer to 
provide a report, to the House Committee on Appropriations and 
Committee on House Administration, regarding the adequacy of 
video and audio conferencing capabilities of the House for 
joint participation in international programs and 
interparliamentary dialogue with other legislative bodies of 
the world, and to make such recommendations as may be 
appropriate for improving the current state of technical 
capability so as to enhance the ease and frequency of such 
international efforts.
    The Committee wishes to improve the ability of Members, 
Committees, and staff to efficiently contact a wide range of 
federal, state and local government officials throughout the 
country, in and outside their respective districts. The 
availability of a comprehensive, regularly edited data system 
of names, titles, telephone and fax numbers, email, physical 
and mailing addresses of key officials and employees in 
agencies and/or offices of the federal government, all 50 
states, territories, all counties, and cities and towns with 
populations of 1,500 or more is desirable in times of emergency 
and for greater efficiency and economy in the course of regular 
congressional business. The Chief Administrative Officer is 
directed to report to the Committee on Appropriations and 
Committee on House Administration on the availability of such a 
data system and the feasibility of providing this service.
    The Chief Administrative Officer is directed to report to 
the Committees on Appropriations and House Administration, by 
September 11th, on establishing a pilot program which will 
provide a method of obtaining an electronic signature and 
maintaining an electronic record to allow case work, and other 
items, to be conducted electronically.
    The Committee has provided $4,500,000 under the Chief 
Administrative Officer (CAO) for committee room renovations. 
The CAO is to coordinate with the Architect of the Capitol for 
the continuation of committee room upgrades in conjunction with 
the House Committee on Administration and the House Office 
Building Commission.
    The following table summarizes the funding allocation 
provided to each component of the account.

Salaries, officers and employees

        Item                                                      Amount
Office of the Clerk.....................................     $20,032,000
Office of the Sergeant at Arms..........................       5,097,000
Office of the Chief Administrative Officer..............     104,363,000
Office of Inspector General.............................       3,947,000
Office of Emergency Planning, Preparedness and 
    Operations..........................................       6,000,000
Office of General Counsel...............................         894,000
Office of the Chaplain..................................         149,000
Office of the Parliamentarian...........................       1,464,000
Parliamentarian.........................................     (1,279,000)
Compilation of Precedents...............................       (185,000)
Office of the Law Revision Counsel......................       2,168,000
Office of the Legislative Counsel.......................       5,852,000
Corrections Calendar Office.............................         915,000
Other authorized employees..............................         146,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total.............................................    $151,027,000

    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



2002 appropriation....................................      $157,436,000
2003 budget estimate..................................       176,372,000
Committee recommendation..............................       183,372,000

    A total of $183,372,000 is recommended for fiscal year 2003 
for allowances and expenses. This amount is $7,000,000 above 
the budget request and $25,936,000 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 2003
Supplies, materials, administrative costs and Federal 
    tort claims.........................................      $3,384,000
Official mail (committees, administrative, and 
    legislative offices)................................         410,000
Government contributions................................     178,888,000
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....................    $183,372,000

                       Administrative Provisions

    Section 101 provides for unspent amounts remaining in 
Members' Representational allowances account to be used for 
deficit reduction. Section 102 establishes a revolving fund for 
the purchase, lease, and maintenance of equipment of the House. 
Section 103 provides for reimbursement for services provided by 
House Information Resources to be credited to the account of 
the Chief Administrative Officer. Section 104 applies to the 
purchases and contracts made by the House. Section 105 
establishes a student loan program.
    Sec. 106 directs the Chief Administrative Officer of the 
House to contract with non-governmental entities for services 
for the House by individuals with disabilities.

                              JOINT ITEMS

    The Committee recommends appropriations totaling 
$17,046,000 for fiscal year 2003 for the various joint 
committees and activities carried under this heading. The 
recommendation is $2,132,000 above the amounts provided for 
fiscal year 2002.
    The following summarizes the recommendations:

Joint Items

        Item                                                      Amount
Joint Economic Committee................................      $3,658,000
Joint Committee on Taxation.............................       7,323,000
Office of the Attending Physician.......................       3,000,000
Capitol Guide Service and Special Services Office.......       3,035,000
Statements of appropriations............................          30,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total.............................................     $17,046,000

                        Joint Economic Committee



2002 appropriation....................................        $3,424,000
2003 budget estimate..................................         3,657,645
Committee recommendation..............................         3,658,000

    The Committee has provided $3,658,000 for the Joint 
Economic Committee. This amount reflects an increase of 
$234,000 above the enacted amount, and is $355 above the budget 
request. The Committee request that future budget submissions 
from the Joint Economic Committee be rounded to the nearest 
thousand dollars.

                      Joint Committee on Taxation



2002 appropriation....................................        $6,733,000
2003 budget estimate..................................         7,323,000
Committee recommendation..............................         7,323,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $7,323,000 for 
the Joint Committee on Taxation. This amount reflects an 
increase of $590,000 above the enacted amount, and is the same 
as the budget request.

                   Office of the Attending Physician



2002 appropriation....................................        $1,865,000
2003 budget estimate..................................         1,947,000
Committee recommendation..............................         3,000,000

    The Committee has approved $3,000,000 for medical supplies, 
equipment, expenses, and allowances of Navy personnel detailed 
to the Office of the Attending Physician.

           Capitol Guide Service and Special Services Office



2002 appropriation....................................        $2,862,000
2003 budget estimate..................................         3,034,500
Committee recommendation..............................         3,035,000

    The Committee bill provides $3,035,000 for the operation of 
the Capital Guide Service and Special Services Office during 
the next fiscal year. This amount reflects an increase of 
$173,000 above the enacted level, and is $500 above the budget 
request. The Committee request that future budget submissions 
be rounded to the nearest thousand dollars.

                      Statement of Appropriations



2002 appropriation....................................           $30,000
2003 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 
2nd session of the 107th Congress. This publication is compiled 
jointly by the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations.

                             Capitol Police



2002 appropriation....................................      $157,190,000
2003 budget estimate..................................       212,626,000
Committee recommendation..............................       256,175,000

    The recommendations in the bill provide a total of 
$256,175,000 for the expenses and personnel authorized for 
police services throughout the Capitol buildings and grounds 
during fiscal year 2003.
    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.

                                Salaries



2002 appropriation....................................      $113,044,000
2003 budget estimate..................................       184,526,000
Committee recommendation..............................       175,675,000

    The Committee recommends $175,675,000 to support 1,454 
sworn and 326 civilian FTE's for fiscal year 2003.
    The House of Representatives recently passed legislation 
authorizing positions for members of the Capitol Police and 
civilian employees to not to exceed 1,981 positions. The 
Committee has approved funding for a total of 1,447 members of 
the USCP, and 326 civilians. This is an increase of 288 sworn 
officers and 30 civilians over current levels. While 
supportive, the Committee is concerned that this is an 
extremely ambitious level of officers to recruit and train 
during a fiscal year. The Chief of Police is directed to work 
closely with the committee to ensure that this recruitment and 
training effort is achieved.
    In addition, the Committee directs the Chief of Police, in 
coordination with 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. The review should include the absolute 
number of officers for minimum protection of the Capitol 
Complex, and specialty units, and above optimum protection. 
This plan should also take into consideration the completion of 
construction the Capitol Visitors Center. The Chief of Police 
and the Comptroller General are directed to report to the House 
and Senate Appropriations Committees and the House 
Administration and Senate Committee on Rules and Administration 
no later than March 1, 2003 on their findings.

                            GENERAL EXPENSES


2002 appropriation....................................       $44,146,000
2003 budget estimate..................................        28,100,000
Committee recommendation..............................        43,000,000

    The sum of $43,000,000 is recommended for supplies, 
materials, equipment, training and other expenses of the 
Capitol Police force during the next fiscal year.
    The Committee is impressed with the use of the Responders 
Assets Management System (RAMS) as deployed by Public Safety 
System, LLC of Oak Ridge, TN as the primary information 
security management system for the 2002 Salt Lake City Olympic 
Games. RAMS is a central repository for preparedness 
information, which provides the ability for seamless, 
integrated planning and resource assessment. The Chief of the 
Capitol Police is directed to report to the Committee on 
Appropriations of the House of Representatives and Senate by 
September 11, 2002 on the feasibility of using such a system.

                        ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL


                  Capitol Police Buildings and Grounds



2002 appropriation....................................  ................
2003 budget estimate..................................  ................
Committee Recommendation..............................       $37,500,000

    The Committee recommends the establishment of a new account 
with a total appropriation of $37,500,000 for fiscal year 2003. 
This account provides funds for the maintenance, care, and 
operation of buildings and grounds of the United States Capitol 
Police.

                        ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL


                  CAPITOL POLICE BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS
                     [Request versus recommendation]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                           Amount           Committee
                Item                      requested      recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Fiscal Year 2003 Operating Budget
Rent, Communications, Utilities.....  ................        $1,000,000
                                     -----------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget....  ................        $1,000,000
                                     ===================================
   Fiscal Year 2003 Capital Budget
Design, Offsite Delivery/Screening    ................        $2,000,000
 Center, USCP.......................
Offsite Delivery/Screening, USCP....  ................        20,000,000
USCP Buildings and Grounds..........  ................        13,000,000
Design, Tactical Training,            ................         1,500,000
 Cheltenham, MD.....................
                                     -----------------------------------
      Subtotal, Capital Budget......  ................       $36,500,000
                                     ===================================
      Total, Capitol Police           ................       $37,500,000
       Buildings and Grounds........
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                       Administrative Provisions

    Section 107 authorizes transfers between the various 
accounts of the Capitol Police. Section 108 authorizes the 
Capitol Police to enter into contracts for the acquisition of 
severable services that begins in one fiscal year and ends in 
another. Section 109 provides authorization for the disposal of 
surplus property.
    Sec. 110 transfer disbursing authority for salaries of the 
Capitol Police, establishes the appropriate Treasury accounts, 
authorizes the transfer of funds and unexpended balances and 
provides for employee benefits.
    Sec. 111 makes technical corrections regarding recruitment 
and relocation bonuses, retention allowances and tuition 
reimbursement.
    Sec. 112 provides compensation for specialty assignments, 
recruitment of former military and law enforcement personnel, 
authorization for premium pay, authorizes rates of pay, 
overtime compensation, training, application of premium pay 
limits and pay disparity within classes. The Committee directs 
that under specialty assignments provision a program be 
implemented for bonus payments for officers and employees who 
recruit new officers.
    Sec. 113 adds the Chief of Police as an ex-officio member 
of the Board and requires a review and report of the mission of 
the Board, establishes an Executive Director for the Board and 
requires documentation of Board meetings.
    Sec. 114 adjusts the salaries of certain positions within 
the Capitol Police.

                          OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE


                         Salaries and Expenses



2002 appropriation....................................        $2,059,000
2003 budget estimate..................................         2,224,000
Committee recommendation..............................         2,059,000

    The bill provides $2,059,000 for the Office of Compliance. 
This is the same as the amount provided for fiscal year 2002. 
The general provision for awards and settlements has been 
included.
    The Committee notes that for the past several years the 
Office of Compliance has consistently under executed the budget 
provided by Congress ranging from a low of 5 percent to a high 
of 22 percent. As the Office of Compliance is aware there is an 
increasing demand for Federal dollars to support ever 
increasing important government programs. The Committee 
believes the inability of the Executive Director of the Office 
of Compliance to execute the annual budget represents a 
management deficiency that is totally unacceptable and 
therefore has provided no increase in the budget over the 
amount provided in fiscal year 2002.
    The Office of Compliance was established as an independent 
office within the Legislative Branch to implement and enforce 
the provisions of the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995. 
The principal functions of the Office include enforcing 11 
civil rights, labor, and workplace laws within the Legislative 
Branch, which entails administering a procedure to resolve 
disputes and to provide remedies if violations are found; 
carrying out an education program for congressional Members, 
employing entities of the Legislative Branch, and employees 
with regard to the provisions of the laws applied to the 
Legislative Branch; and compiling and publishing statistics on 
the use of Office by covered employees.
    Federal standards of internal and management controls and 
prevailing best practices for governing call for periodically 
reviewing an organization's structure, functions (i.e., mission 
and roles), and processes to (1) determine whether they are 
functioning well, and ensure that they reflect changes in 
circumstances and (2) ensure sound governance, oversight, and 
accountability. Since its creation, no comprehensive review of 
the Office of Compliance and its operations has been conducted. 
Thus, the Committee directs the General Accounting Office to 
assess the overall effectiveness and efficiency of the Office 
of Compliance in fulfilling its responsibilities and role in 
achieving the overall intent and purposes of the Congressional 
Accountability Act. The review should include examining the 
effectiveness and efficiency of the Office's administration and 
enforcement of the Act and the administrative and judicial 
dispute-resolution procedures for considering alleged 
violations of the laws; the operations of the Board of 
Directors; and the assistance and services provided by the 
Office to employing offices of the Legislative Branch in 
fulfilling their responsibilities under the Act. The GAO should 
make recommendations, as appropriate, to enhance the overall 
effectiveness and efficiency of the Office of Compliance to 
achieve the purposes of the Act. The GAO should report its 
findings to the Committee on Appropriations of the House and 
Senate by March 31, 2003.

                       Administrative Provisions

    Sec. 115 requires the Office of Compliance to include in 
its final publication of a decision or a report any written 
response received from any person who files a response to any 
decision or report.

                      CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE


                         Salaries and Expenses



2002 appropriation....................................       $30,780,000
2003 budget estimate..................................        32,390,000
Committee recommendation..............................        32,390,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $32,390,000 
for the Congressional Budget Office. This is $1,610,000 above 
the current year and is the same as the budget request.

                       Administrative Provisions

    Section 116 authorizes employees of the CBO to engage in 
details or other temporary assignments to other government 
agencies for study and work experience. Section 117 applies to 
the purchases and contracts made by the Congressional Budget 
Office.

                        ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL


                   (Congressional Support Items Only)



2002 appropriation....................................      $285,467,000
2003 budget estimate..................................       308,304,000
Committee recommendation..............................       267,747,000

    The Committee recommends a total of $267,747,000 for fiscal 
year 2003 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 new Capitol Police Buildings and 
Grounds, the Botanic Garden, and the structural and mechanical 
care of the Library of Congress buildings and grounds. This 
amount is $40,557,000 below the amount requested, and 
$17,720,000 below the fiscal year 2002 appropriation.
    The Congress has provided ample direction to the Architect 
of the Capitol regarding the desirability of initiating energy 
conservation and energy efficiency measures for buildings in 
the Capitol complex. The Committee believes that there remains 
significant energy and operations savings that have yet to be 
realized within the Capitol complex. For that reason, the 
Committee directs the Architect of the Capitol to initiate 
energy savings performance contracts for the buildings, 
facilities and equipment, including the proposed West 
Refrigeration Plant Expansion, within the Capitol complex. The 
Committee further directs the Architect of the Capitol to award 
energy savings performance contracts to multiple contractors in 
order to mitigate risk and expedite the completion of the 
projects.
    The Committee is encouraged by the progress being made on 
the review of the Architect of the Capitol's recycling program. 
Specifically, the Committee is aware of a successful best-
practices review and subsequent recommendations on how to 
create a simplified program that will increase recycling 
participation and generated revenue while decreasing the amount 
of contaminated waste. The Committee directs the Architect of 
the Capitol to implement and expand the recommendations of the 
best practices review as soon as practicable by developing a 
pilot project in the Capitol complex, which would address 
electronic equipment waste recycling. The Committee expects the 
Architect of the Capitol to provide quarterly report on the 
recycling program both for traditional and electronic waste.
    The Committee remains supportive of the District of 
Columbia's Anacostia Waterfront Initiative, which contemplates 
appropriate improvements to parcels of land along South Capitol 
Street and other streets in the vicinity of the Capitol Power 
Plant. The Committee wishes to ensure that Congress has 
complete information when reviewing the various options for 
aesthetic improvements to the Power Plant. The General 
Accounting Office is directed to provide oversight for a study, 
to be performed by an independent entity contracted by the 
Architect of the Capitol, concerning the full range of possible 
improvements to the Capitol Power Plant's appearance, including 
the lowering of its smokestacks and overall profile.
    A summary of the appropriations recommended follows:

Architect of the Capitol (Excluding Senate, Capitol Police Buildings and 
Grounds and Title II Items)

        Item                                                      Amount
Architect of the Capitol:
    General Administration, Salaries and expenses.......     $61,927,000
    Capitol buildings...................................      32,062,000
    Capitol grounds.....................................       8,125,000
    House office buildings..............................      58,460,000
    Capitol Power Plant.................................     107,173,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total.............................................    $267,747,000

                         General Administration

    General Administration, Salaries and expenses.--The 
Committee recommends a total appropriation of $61,927,000 for 
fiscal year 2003. This amount is $10,556,000 above the amount 
provided in fiscal year 2002 and is $2,024,000 below the budget 
request. This account provides funds for personal services, 
equipment, communications, and other central support activities 
of the Architect of the Capitol.
    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:

                         GENERAL ADMINISTRATION
                     [Request versus recommendation]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                             Amount         Committee
                 Item                      requested      recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Fiscal Year 2003 Operating Budget
Personal Services.....................      $36,898,000      $34,753,000
Rent, Communications, Utilities &             3,599,000        6,650,000
 Travel...............................
Other Services........................       16,782,000       16,052,000
Supplies..............................          254,000          254,000
Equipment.............................          150,000          150,000
                                       ---------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget......      $57,683,000      $57,859,000
                                       =================================
    Fiscal Year 2003 Capital Budget
Implementation of Safety Programs.....          450,000         $450,000
Security Project Support for AOC......          125,000          125,000
Financial Management System (FMS).....        1,627,000        1,627,000
Implementation of AOCNET..............          500,000          500,000
Computer-Aided Facility Management            1,366,000        1,366,000
 (CAFM)...............................
Study, Master Schematic Plan for Ft.            200,000  ...............
 Meade................................
Study, Conduct Energy Survey of               2,000,000  ...............
 Capitol Complex......................
                                       ---------------------------------
      Subtotal, Capital Budget........       $6,268,000       $4,068,000
                                       =================================
      Total, General Administration...      $63,951,000      $61,927,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                     Capitol Buildings and Grounds

    Capitol Buildings.--A total of $32,062,000 is recommended 
for the operation and maintenance of the Capitol building 
during fiscal year 2003. This amount is $89,436,000 below the 
amount provided in fiscal year 2002 and is $14,727,000 below 
the budget request.
    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 BUILDINGS
                     [Request versus recommendation]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                           Amount           Committee
                Item                      requested      recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Fiscal Year 2003 Operating Budget
Personal Services...................        $7,796,000        $7,804,000
Other Services......................         2,216,000         2,216,000
Supplies............................           483,000           483,000
Equipment...........................           166,000           166,000
                                     -----------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget....       $10,661,000       $10,669,000
                                     ===================================
   Fiscal Year 2003 Capital Budget
ADA Requirements, CB................           $75,000           $75,000
Replacement of Minton Tile..........           385,000           385,000
Roofing Repair, Around House &                 160,000           160,000
 Senate Chambers....................
Elevator/Escalator Modernization               500,000           500,000
 Program, CB........................
Door Refinishing/Restoration........           289,000           289,000
Chandelier Restoration and Crystal/            319,000           319,000
 Globe Replacement..................
Conservation of Wall Paintings......           300,000           300,000
Design, Provide Emergency Electrical           125,000  ................
 Service, CB........................
Off-Site Delivery/Screening Center,         22,000,000  ................
 USCP...............................
Design Replace Windows, Capitol.....           600,000           600,000
Design, Renovate Outside Air Intake            400,000  ................
 Tunnels............................
Replace High Voltage SWGR & Cables,          1,000,000         2,000,000
 Capitol............................
Upgrade Air Conditioning--East               9,600,000        12,000,000
 Front, Capitol.....................
Study, Historic Structure Report....            75,000  ................
Computer, Telecom & Electrical                 300,000           300,000
 Support............................
Study, Design and Condition           ................         4,465,000
 Assessment.........................
                                     -----------------------------------
      Subtotal, Capital Budget......       $36,128,000       $21,393,000
                                     ===================================
      Total, Capitol Buildings......       $46,789,000       $32,062,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Capitol grounds.--The appropriation of $8,125,000 is 
recommended for the care and improvement of the grounds 
surrounding the Capitol, the Senate and House office buildings, 
and the Capitol power plant. This amount is an increase of 
$2,116,000 above the current fiscal year.
    Items related to the Senate in this account have not been 
funded.
    The Committee directs that the English Elm Tree number 212 
located on the East Front of the Capitol Grounds cannot be 
removed or cut down, by the Architect of the Capitol, without 
prior approval of the Committees on Appropriations of the House 
of Representatives and Senate.
    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 2003 Operating Budget
Personal Services...................        $4,260,000        $4,253,000
Other Services......................         1,218,000         1,219,000
Supplies............................           528,000           528,000
Equipment...........................            60,000            60,000
                                     -----------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget....        $6,066,000        $6,060,000
                                     ===================================
   Fiscal Year 2003 Capital Budget
Replace Truck.......................            80,000            80,000
Wayfinding and ADA-Compliant                   425,000           430,000
 Signage, CG........................
Sidewalk Replacement................            60,000  ................
Maintenance of Outdoor Sculpture:               20,000            25,000
 Garfield and Peace.................
Design, Replace, Automate and Expand            80,000  ................
 Irrigation System..................
Design, Street and Sidewalks                   250,000  ................
 Infrastructure Improvements........
West Lawn Power Requirements for               730,000         1,200,000
 Concerts...........................
Study, Design and Condition           ................           330,000
 Assessment.........................
                                     -----------------------------------
      Subtotal, Capital Budget......        $1,645,000        $2,065,000
                                     ===================================
      Total, Capitol Grounds........        $7,711,000        $8,125,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    House office buildings.--For House office buildings 
$58,460,000 has been provided. This amount is an increase of 
$4,454,000 above the current fiscal year.
    The Committee directs the Architect of the Capitol and the 
Chief Administrative Officer of the House to work 
collaboratively to determine the feasibility of constructing 
public meeting space in the Rayburn and Cannon Office 
Buildings. The Committee notes with some concern that Members 
and staff are often frustrated in their attempts to accommodate 
and meet with visitors and guests when their own personal 
offices are already occupied. Self-scheduled rooms, when 
available, are rarely well maintained and often are reassigned 
for exclusive use by mid-session. Use of the Rayburn Cafeteria 
is unpredictable because of its early closure during recess and 
for scheduled special events. Opportunities for meetings 
outside Members' offices in the Cannon building are even more 
limited given its lack of a cafeteria. As a part of this study, 
the Committee recommends exploring the option of constructing 
meeting space in both office buildings analogous to the 24-hour 
dining space in the Longworth Cafeteria.
    The Committee is concerned with the confusion, expressed by 
visitors to the House office buildings, regarding the building/
room numbering process currently in place. The Committee 
directs the Architect of the Capitol to prepare a report, by 
November 1, 2002, regarding options for renumbering the House 
office building suites in a more user-friendly fashion.
    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 2003 Operating Budget
Personal Services...................       $26,391,000       $27,001,000
Other Services......................         4,012,000         4,012,000
Supplies............................         1,380,000         1,380,000
Equipment...........................           257,000           257,000
                                     -----------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget....       $32,040,000       $32,650,000
                                     ===================================
   Fiscal Year 2003 Capital Budget
Egress Door Improvements, HOB.......           200,000           200,000
Sound Improvements, Committee                  280,000           280,000
 Hearing Rooms, HOB.................
Elevator Modernization Program, HOB.         1,460,000         1,460,000
Minor Construction..................         5,000,000        10,000,000
Upgrade Fire Alarm, E & W House                880,000           880,000
 Garages............................
Design, Upgrade Emergency Lighting,            220,000  ................
 RHOB...............................
Design, Replace Windows, HOB........         3,900,000  ................
Replace FP Flow Voltage Switchgears,           750,000           750,000
 FHOB...............................
Design, Garage Floor Repairs, RHOB..         1,400,000  ................
Major Elevator Equipment                       120,000           120,000
 Improvements, HOB..................
Study, Design and Condition           ................        10,020,000
 Assessment.........................
Wayfinding Signage..................  ................         1,100,000
House Office Building Master Plan...  ................         1,000,000
                                     -----------------------------------
      Subtotal, Capital Budget......       $14,210,000       $25,810,000
                                     ===================================
      Total, House Office Buildings.       $46,250,000       $58,460,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Capitol Power Plant.--The Committee recommends the 
appropriation of $107,173,000 for the Capitol power plant for 
fiscal year 2003, plus offsetting collections of $4,400,000. 
This is an increase of $54,590,000 above the amount provided in 
fiscal year 2003 and $36,430,000 below the budget request.
    A tabulation of the increases in the annual operating 
budget and the capital budget follows:

                           CAPITOL POWER PLANT
                     [Request versus recommendation]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Committee
               Item                 Amount  requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 Fiscal Year 2003 Operating Budget
Personal Services.................        $6,076,000         $6,057,000
Rent, Communications, Utilities &         31,866,000         31,866,000
 Travel...........................
Other Services....................         1,444,000          1,488,000
Supplies..........................         5,037,000          5,037,000
Reimbursement.....................        (4,400,000)        (4,400,000)
                                   -------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget..       $40,023,000        $40,048,000
                                   =====================================
  Fiscal Year 2003 Capital Budget
Implement Emergency Shoring &                100,000            100,000
 Repairs to Tunnels...............
West Refrigeration Plant Expansion        81,800,000         45,000,000
Install Dual, Low NOx Burners,               400,000            400,000
 Boilers 6 & 7....................
Update CAD Drawings for CPP.......            80,000             75,000
Design, Fire Alarm/Protection                150,000   .................
 System Upgrades, Boiler Plant CPP
Design, Egress Improvements, CPP..           150,000   .................
Repair South Capitol Street Steam         11,000,000         11,000,000
 Line.............................
Repair Constitution Avenue Tunnel.         8,500,000          8,500,000
Central Steam/Chilled Water                  100,000            100,000
 Metering Upgrades, Capitol
 Complex..........................
Procure Emergency Generator.......         1,300,000          1,500,000
Study, Design and Condition         .................           450,000
 Assessment.......................
                                   -------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Capital Budget....      $103,580,000        $67,125,000
                                   =====================================
      Total, Capitol Power Plant..      $143,603,000       $107,173,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                       Administrative Provisions

    Section 118 applies to the purchases and contracts made by 
the Architect.
    Section 119 is a technical correction to Section 133 of the 
Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2002, that generally 
prohibits the Architect of the Capitol from employing temporary 
workers for long periods without providing them eligibility for 
employee benefits. The technical amendment clarifies the 
application of Section 133 to Architect employees covered by 
collective bargaining agreements providing such eligibility, 
and expressly authorizes the Architect to make any employer 
contributions required under the agreements.

                          LIBRARY OF CONGRESS


                     Congressional Research Service



2002 appropriation....................................       $81,454,000
2003 budget estimate..................................        87,646,000
Committee recommendation..............................        86,241,000

    Salaries and expenses.--The Committee recommends 
$86,241,000. This amount is $4,787,000 above the current year 
and is $1,405,000 below the request.
    The Committee has denied the FTE's requested because the 
Committee believes this type of work can be performed using 
contract support.

                       GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE


                   Congressional Printing and Binding



2002 appropriation....................................       $81,000,000
2003 budget estimate..................................        90,143,000
Committee recommendation..............................        90,143,000

    The Committee has included an appropriation of $90,143,000 
for printing and binding of congressional documents at the 
Government Printing Office for use by Congress.
    A comparative summary of the recommendation by category of 
work follows:

                                       CONGRESSIONAL PRINTING AND BINDING
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                              Appropriation
                                                                  2002         Requested 2003   Recommended 2003
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Congressional Record program..............................       $20,147,000       $20,373,000  ................
Miscellaneous publications................................         4,340,000         4,515,000  ................
Miscellaneous printing and binding........................        16,388,000        16,760,000  ................
Details to Congress.......................................         2,193,000         2,295,000  ................
Document envelopes and document franks....................         1,240,000         1,040,000  ................
Business and committee calendars..........................         2,697,000         2,275,000  ................
Bills, resolutions, and amendments........................         8,800,000         7,387,000  ................
Committee reports.........................................         3,362,000         3,440,000  ................
Documents.................................................         2,394,000         2,520,000  ................
Hearings..................................................        17,871,000        21,266,000  ................
Committee prints..........................................         1,568,000         2,397,000  ................
Funding for 2001 orders...................................  ................         5,875,000  ................
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Total...............................................       $81,000,000       $90,143,000       $90,143,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                United States Capitol Historical Society



2002 appropriation....................................        $1,000,000
2003 budget estimate..................................  ................
Committee recommendation..............................  ................

    There was no budget request made for the US Capitol 
Historical Society.

                        TITLE II--OTHER AGENCIES

    A total of $959,693,000 is recommended for the six programs 
carried in this title of the bill. This allowance is 
$10,248,000 below the amount appropriated in fiscal year 2002.
    A summary of the amounts recommended by agency follows:

Title II--Other Agencies

        Agency                                                    Amount
Botanic Garden..........................................      $5,936,000
Library of Congress (except Congressional Research 
    Service)............................................     422,243,000
Architect of the Capitol: Library buildings and grounds.      35,319,000
Government Printing Office (except Congressional 
    Printing and Binding)...............................      29,661,000
General Accounting Office (net appropriation)...........     453,534,000
Russian Leadership Development Center Trust Fund........      13,000,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total.............................................    $959,693,000

                             BOTANIC GARDEN


                         Salaries and Expenses



2002 appropriation....................................        $5,646,000
2003 budget estimate..................................         5,361,000
Committee recommendation..............................         5,936,000

    The amount recommended for the Botanic Garden is 
$5,936,000. This amount is $290,000 above the amount provided 
in the current fiscal year.
    The following tabulation summarizes the recommendations:

                             BOTANIC GARDEN
                     [Request versus recommendation]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                           Amount           Committee
                Item                      requested      recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Fiscal Year 2003 Operating Budget
Personal Services...................        $3,386,000        $3,548,000
Rent, Communications, Utilities &               22,000            23,000
 Travel.............................
Other Services......................           545,000           632,000
Supplies............................           383,000           383,000
Equipment...........................            40,000            40,000
                                     -----------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget....        $4,376,000        $4,626,000
                                     ===================================
   Fiscal Year 2003 Capital Budget
Vehicle Replacement, BG.............            43,000            43,000
West Gallery Fabric, Audio Tour and            545,000           650,000
 Banners............................
Fire Alarm System Upgrades for ADA,             25,000            25,000
 DC Village.........................
Shade Curtain Replacement...........            22,000            22,000
Roof Replacement, BG Production                150,000           150,000
 Facility...........................
CAFM Data Capture--USBG.............            50,000            50,000
Interpretative Illustrations--                 150,000           150,000
 Conservatory Garden Court..........
Book on History of Botanic Garden...  ................            20,000
Vestibule Repairs...................  ................            30,000
Replace Mag Locks on Conservatory     ................            50,000
 Doors..............................
Study, Design and Condition           ................           120,000
 Assessment.........................
                                     -----------------------------------
      Subtotal, Capital Budget......          $985,000        $1,310,000
                                     ===================================
      Total, Botanic Garden.........        $5,361,000        $5,936,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                          LIBRARY OF CONGRESS


                (Except Congressional Research Service)

    The Committee recommends appropriations totaling 
$422,243,000 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 2003. The following table 
summarizes the allocation of funds by appropriation account:

Library of Congress

        Item                                                      Amount
Fiscal year 2003:
    Salaries and expenses...............................    $351,947,000
    Copyright Office....................................      13,774,000
    Books for the blind and physically handicapped......      56,522,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total.............................................    $422,243,000

                            Total Resources

    The Library also receives funds from other appropriations 
and sources estimated to total $291,510,000 for fiscal year 
2003 including $86,241,000 for the Congressional Research 
Service in title I of the bill, and $35,319,000 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 $715,976,000 from all sources will 
be available to the Library during the next fiscal year. Of 
that amount, $197,084,000 (27.5%) 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 2003, now estimated by the 
Library of Congress at 4,206. 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, 2003

        Item                                                      Amount
Appropriations:
    Title I--Congressional Research Service.............     $86,241,000
    Title II--Library (direct)..........................     422,243,000
    Architect of the Capitol, Library buildings and 
      grounds...........................................      35,319,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total appropriations (in bill)....................    $543,803,000
Receipts from copyright fees, sale of catalog records 
    and publications, and sponsors of international 
    legal database......................................     $37,952,000
Gift, trust and revolving funds.........................     128,244,000
Reimbursement for services performed....................       5,977,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total.............................................    $715,976,000

                         Salaries and Expenses



2002 appropriation....................................      $329,457,000
2003 budget estimate..................................       350,271,000
Committee recommendation..............................       351,947,000
(Plus: Authority to spend receipts)...................       (6,850,000)
                                                       -----------------
    Total available...................................      $358,797,000

    The sum of $351,947,000, 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 $1,676,000 above the budget request and an 
increase of $22,490,000 above the current level. This level of 
funding provides for 2,809 FTE's, including all associated 
mandatory costs.
    The Committee is very concerned with the Library's 
implementation of the new hiring system and the Library's 
overall inability to utilize the funds provided for full time 
equivalents (FTE's). This underutilization was apparent during 
fiscal year 2002 when the Library realigned $15 million dollars 
from salary and benefit accounts to contract service accounts 
to get work accomplished for which the Committee provided FTE 
funding. This $15 million dollars was double the amount 
provided for new FTE's for fiscal year 2002 and in fact was 
greater than the amount provided for the prior three fiscal 
years. The Committee believes that these factors coupled with 
the fact that the Library requested an increase of 169 FTE's 
for fiscal year 2003, of which 12 were for the Congressional 
Research Service, should have received further management 
review and analysis before being requested. Therefore, the 
Committee directs the Library to allocate the required 
financial, personal resources, and management oversight in 
order for the Library's hiring process to get back on track. To 
assure that the highest priority is given to this problem by 
the Library, the Committee directs the General Accounting 
Office to provide direction and support to the Library and 
report to the Committee on Appropriation's of the House of 
Representatives and Senate, by February 1, 2003, on the 
progress made by the Library and GAO's observations and 
recommendations, as appropriate, for improvements.
    The Law Library has requested funding of $3,063,000 and 6 
FTEs to support their Global Legal Information Network System 
(GLIN). Funding represents one year of a five-year, $12,700,000 
program to develop and implement a fully functional GLIN system 
with better security, multilingual search capabilities, and the 
ability to incorporate additional categories of legal 
information such as court decisions as well as retrospective 
materials. Funding would support the system upgrade, travel for 
targeted recruiting, input of retrospective materials, and 
additional staff to provide the technical and administrative 
system support.
    The Committee applauds the Law Library's efforts in 
developing the GLIN system. Through the application of 
appropriate technology, the Law Library was able to create a 
database and network, laying the foundation for a digital law 
library. The GLIN system will improve efficiencies in staff's 
time and reduce the amount of physical space needed to store 
paper products, replace analog with digital, and organize 
information for unlimited access. Currently there are 15 
countries contributing to GLIN. The Law Library has targeted 
additional countries to be added to GLIN in order to support 
the interests of the Congress and the nation's efforts to build 
alliances around the world. However, without major technical 
upgrades, including improved functionalities, enhanced 
security, and ``user friendly'' features that are being 
requested by potential GLIN members, the ability to recruit new 
countries is limited.
    The Committee is providing $3,063,000 for the GLIN project 
this fiscal year. However, funding does not assume that the 
full $12,700,000 will be provided. As a result, the Law Library 
should re-evaluate how best to utilize the funding provided 
this fiscal year with the assumption that no additional funding 
could be provided in future years. In addition, the Committee 
directs the Law Library to explore the possibility of working 
with the legal community to assist with funding the GLIN 
project.
    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.
    The Committee believes that the Library of Congress could 
better be served regarding facilities management if the 
Library, rather than the Architect, assumed responsibility for 
the daily facilities management of the Library's buildings and 
grounds. This change in daily management will provide the 
Library of Congress greater ability to establish facility 
priorities and at the same time lessen the workload of the 
Architect's organization, which has greatly increased as result 
of September 11, 2001, Capitol wide complex improvements, and 
construction of the Capitol Visitor Center. In this regard the 
Committee directs that the General Accounting Office, working 
with the Library of Congress and the Office of the Architect of 
the Capitol prepare a report regarding the feasibility of 
transferring day-to-day operation of the Library's facilities 
to the Library. The Committee expects that the study apply the 
facilities management concept currently utilized by the General 
Accounting Office. The Committee directs that this study 
incorporate recommendations for the transfer of current AOC 
employees, whose duty station is currently within the Library 
of Congress Buildings and Grounds, to other organizational 
entities within the Architect of the Capitol organization and 
that the study be provided to the Committees on Appropriations 
of the House and Senate by March 1, 2003.

                            Copyright Office



2002 appropriation....................................       $13,032,000
2002 budget request...................................        14,794,000
Committee recommendation..............................        13,774,000
(Plus: Authority to spend receipts)...................      (31,102,000)
                                                       -----------------
    Total available...................................       $44,876,000

    Salaries and expenses.--The Committee recommends an 
appropriation of $13,774,000, plus authority to spend 
$31,102,000 in receipts, for the Copyright Office. The total 
available in this recommendation is $742,000 above the amount 
provided in the current fiscal year and is $1,020,000 below the 
request.

             Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped



2002 appropriation....................................       $49,788,000
2003 budget estimate..................................        51,020,000
Committee recommendation..............................        56,522,000

    Salaries and expenses.--A total of $56,522,000 is 
recommended for the National Library Service for the Blind and 
Physically Handicapped, an increase of $6,734,000 over the 
amount provided in fiscal year 2002. The Committee has provided 
an additional $5.6 million dollars above the budget request for 
the anticipated replacement of analog cassette talking book 
machines with machines that will play digital talking books. 
The National Library Service has currently estimated the total 
replacement of analog machines to be $75 million dollars.

                       Furniture and Furnishings



2002 appropriation....................................        $7,932,000
2003 budget estimate..................................         8,003,000
Committee recommendation..............................  ................

    The Committee has not provided funding for this account. In 
order to more fully reflect direct program costs to each 
program/appropriation, the Committee has allocated the 
Furniture and Furnishings appropriation to each of the three 
program elements: Library of Congress Salaries and Expenses 
$6,554,000, Copyright Office $742,000, and the Congressional 
Research Service $425,000.

                       Administrative Provisions

    The Committee has included four administrative provisions. 
Section 201 provides for expenses related to the incentive 
awards program. Section 202 provides obligational authority for 
various Library programs. Section 203 extends the date for 
matching contributions related to the National Digital 
Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program. Section 
204 is a technical correction to the History of the House 
Awareness and Preservation Act.

                        ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL


                         Capitol Visitor Center



2002 appropriation....................................       $70,000,000
2003 budget estimate..................................  ................
Committee recommendation..............................  ................

    There was no request made for the Capitol Visitor Center.

                         Congressional Cemetery



2002 appropriation....................................        $1,250,000
2003 budget estimate..................................  ................
Committee recommendation..............................  ................

    There was no request made for the Congressional Cemetery.

                     Library Buildings and Grounds



2002 appropriation....................................       $21,753,000
2003 budget estimate..................................        26,880,000
Committee recommendation..............................        35,319,000

    The Committee bill provides $35,319,000 for the care and 
maintenance of the Library of Congress buildings and grounds, 
which is administered by the Architect of the Capitol.
    A tabulation of the increases in the annual operating 
budget and the capital budget follows:

                      LIBRARY BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS
                     [Request versus recommendation]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                           Amount           Committee
                Item                      requested      recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
  Fiscal Year 2003 Operating Budget
Personal Services...................        $8,965,000        $8,780,000
Other Services......................         1,882,000         1,882,000
Supplies............................           614,000           614,000
Equipment...........................           191,000           191,000
Land and Structures.................            65,000            65,000
                                     -----------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget....       $11,717,000       $11,532,000
                                     ===================================
   Fiscal Year 2003 Capital Budget
Replace Partition Supports, JMMB....           300,000           300,000
Replace Compact Stack Safety, JMMB..           300,000           300,000
Repair Life Safety Deficiencies.....         1,000,000         1,000,000
ADA Requirements, LB&G..............;           100,000           100,000
Replace Sidewalks, TJB & JAB........           100,000           100,000
Restore Decorative Painting, TJB &             100,000           100,000
 JAB................................
Audio Visual Conservation Center,            5,500,000         5,500,000
 Culpeper, VA.......................
LOC Room & Partition Modifications..           500,000           500,000
Preservations Environmental                    100,000           100,000
 Monitoring.........................
Additional Sprinklers, JMMB.........         1,383,000         1,383,000
Secondary Containment for Fuel Oil             200,000           200,000
 Tanks, JMMB........................
Upgrade Emergency Generators, TJB &            300,000           300,000
 JAB................................
Design, Replace Windows, LOC........         1,600,000  ................
Repair Roof Under East Parking Lot,          2,180,000  ................
 TJB................................
Survey of Library Buildings &                1,000,000  ................
 Equipment..........................
Design, Copyright Deposit Facility,            100,000  ................
 Ft. Meade..........................
Design Mod. To Ground Floor West               400,000           400,000
 Main Pavilion, TJB Visitor Center..
Study, Design and Condition           ................         2,958,000
 Assessment.........................
Modernize 4 Elevators...............  ................           980,000
Design and Construct Book Storage     ................         9,566,000
 Module 2, Ft. Meade................
                                     -----------------------------------
      Subtotal, Capital Budget......       $15,163,000       $23,787,000
                                     ===================================
      Total, Library Buildings and         $26,880,000       $35,319,000
       Grounds......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                       GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE


              (except congressional printing and binding)

                 Office of Superintendent of Documents



2002 appropriation....................................       $29,639,000
2003 budget estimate..................................        32,302,000
Committee recommendation..............................        29,661,000

    The Committee recommends the appropriation of $29,661,000 
for the salaries and expenses of the Superintendent of 
Documents, a part of the Government Printing Office. This 
amount is $2,641,000 below the budget request.

               Government Printing Office Revolving Fund



2002 appropriation....................................        $4,000,000
2003 budget estimate..................................  ................
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, and 
consultants. The limit on full-time equivalent employment has 
been set at 3,219.

                       GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE


                         Salaries and Expenses



2002 appropriation....................................      $429,444,000
2003 budget estimate..................................       454,802,000
Committee recommendation..............................       453,534,000
Offsetting collections................................       (3,000,000)
                                                       -----------------
      Total available.................................      $456,534,000

    The Committee has provided $453,534,000 in direct 
appropriations for the General Accounting Office, plus 
$3,000,000 in offsetting collections derived from 
reimbursements for conducting financial audits of government 
corporations and rental of space in the GAO building. This 
funding provides for 3,269 FTE's.

    PAYMENT TO THE RUSSIAN LEADERSHIP DEVELOPMENT CENTER TRUST FUND



2002 appropriation....................................        $8,000,000
2003 budget estimate..................................        10,000,000
Committee recommendation..............................        13,000,000

    The Committee has provided $13,000,000 for payment to the 
Russian Leadership Development Center Trust Fund. This amount 
is an increase of $5,000,000 over the amount provided for the 
current fiscal year and is $3,000,000 above the budget request. 
The additional funds provided above the budget request provide 
$1,000,000 for a two-way exchange program and $2,000,000 for a 
cultural arts exchange program that will work with cultural 
institutions, including colleges and universities, within the 
Russian Federation to provide an outreach program, of two to 
three months in duration per individual, in order to increase 
the cultural and artistic exchange within the Federation.
    The Committee directs the Russian Leadership Development 
Center to conduct a study to determine the feasibility of 
establishing a pilot program to enable the next generation of 
emerging political leaders of the Ukraine at all levels of 
government to gain firsthand exposure to the American free 
market economic system and the operation of American democratic 
institutions through visits to governments and communities at 
comparable levels in the United States. The Committee directs 
by December 31, 2002 that the study be provided to the 
Committees on Appropriations of the House and Senate.

                     TITLE III--GENERAL PROVISIONS

    The customary language regarding emergency assistance for 
vehicles, positions and allowances, consulting services, and 
the Legislative Branch Financial Managers Council is included 
(Sections 301-306). The Committee has included a provision, 
section 307, which authorizes the Architect of the Capitol to 
maintain and landscape areas on Washington Avenue SW. The 
Committee has also included section 308, which prohibits funds 
in this Act from being transferred except as provided in this 
Act or any other appropriation Act. The Committee has included 
section 309, which authorizes a two-way exchange for the 
Russian Leadership program. Section 310 directs the 
Congressional Research Service to provide information in all 
locations where individuals carry out official duties. Section 
311 requires electronic W-2 statements for employees of the 
legislative branch.

                        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...............................................       $2,678       $2,849       $2,674   \1\ $2,853
Mandatory...................................................           83           83           83           83
                                                             ---------------------------------------------------
      Total.................................................       $2,761       $2,932       $2,757       $2,936
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Includes outlays from prior-year budget authority.

                    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..................................................$2,757
Outlays:
    2003................................................       \1\ 2,244
    2004................................................             270
    2005................................................              95
    2006................................................              20
    2007................................................               7
---------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Excludes outlays from prior-year budget authority.
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               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. The bill authorizes expenses for employee awards, such 
as certificates or plaques and related ceremonial 
presentations, by certain agencies.
    6. There is language providing for a revolving fund to 
acquire equipment for the House.
    7. There is language related to purchases and contracts 
made by the House.
    8. There is language establishing a student loan program.
    9. There is bill language that withholds from obligation 
certain funds.
    10. There is language under ``Capitol Police, 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.
    11. A new account has been authorized for the Architect of 
the Capitol ``Architect of the Capitol, Capitol Police 
Buildings and Grounds''.
    12. The bill authorizes the transfer of funds within 
``Capitol Police, Salaries'', ``Capitol Police, General 
Expenses'', and ``Architect of the Capitol, Capitol Police 
Buildings and Grounds'', subject to approval.
    13. There is bill language authorizing the Capitol Police 
to enter into contracts for services that begin in one fiscal 
year and end in another.
    14. There is bill language that authorizes the Capitol 
Police to dispose of surplus property.
    15. There is bill language authorizing disbursing authority 
to the Chief of the Capitol Police.
    16. A new account has been authorized for the Capitol 
Police salaries and Capitol Police general expenses.
    17. There is language authorizing the transfer of funds and 
prior year unexpended balances from the CAO of the House and 
the Secretary of the Senate to the Capitol Police.
    18. There is hiring authority given to the Chief of the 
Capitol Police, which includes former military and law 
enforcement personnel.
    19. A new account has been authorized establishing a 
Worker's Compensation account for the Capitol Police.
    20. There is language that protects the benefits of the 
Capitol Police employees.
    21. The Chief of the Capitol Police has been given 
authority for recruitment bonuses, retention allowances, 
tuition reimbursement, specialty compensation, salary 
determination for newly-appointed members and employees, 
premium pay, relocation bonuses, pay disparity and a training 
program.
    22. There is a provision that redefines the mission and the 
composition of the Capitol Police Board.
    23. A position of an Executive Director to the Board has 
been provided.
    24. There are salary adjustments for the Chief and 
Assistant Chief of the Capitol Police.
    25. There is language that directs the Office of Compliance 
to include in their reports responses received regarding the 
reports.
    26. There is language under the Congressional Budget Office 
providing for the detail of employees to other government 
agencies.
    27. There is language related to purchases and contracts 
made by the Congressional Budget Office.
    28. The Architect of the Capitol is given authority to make 
contributions for benefits for employees.
    29. There is bill language providing for study, planning 
and design funds for the Architect of the Capitol.
    30. 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.
    31. There is language related to purchases and contracts 
made by the Architect of the Capitol.
    32. There is language under ``Congressional Research 
Service'' which prohibits the publication of material unless 
approved by the appropriate committees.
    33. 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.
    34. Authorization of appropriations for Congressional 
printing and binding is included.
    22. 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.
    36. There is authority to transfer funds to an educational 
consortium.
    37. There is authority to develop high-speed data 
transmission between the Library of Congress and educational 
facilities.
    38. There is language authorizing the temporary transfer of 
funds under the heading ``Library of Congress, Salaries and 
Expenses''.
    39. There is language amending the National Digital 
Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program.
    40. There is language amending the History of the House 
Awareness and Preservation Act.
    41. There is language under ``Salaries and Expenses'', 
Office of Superintendent of Documents, 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.
    42. There is language authorizing the operation of the GPO 
revolving fund, and which authorizes travel expenses for 
advisory councils.
    43. The bill includes a limitation on GPO employment of not 
more than 3,219 full-time equivalent work years.
    44. 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.
    45. 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.
    46. 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.
    47. Section 304 requires that certain information regarding 
consulting services shall be a matter of public record.
    48. There is a provision (section 306) which authorizes 
legislative branch entities to share the costs of the 
Legislative Branch Financial Managers Council.
    49. There is language (section 307) authorizing the 
Architect of the Capitol to maintain certain property.
    50. There is language (section 308) which prohibits the 
transfer of funds in this Act.
    51. Section 309 provides for a two-way exchange program for 
the Russian Leadership Program.
    52. Section 310 requires the Congressional Research Service 
to make materials available in all locations where Members 
carry out their official duties.
    53. Section 311 requires Legislative Branch agencies to 
provide electronic W-2 information.

          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):

MISCELLANEOUS APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2001

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DIVISION A

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                               CHAPTER 9


LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

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                          LIBRARY OF CONGRESS


                         Salaries and Expenses

    For the Library of Congress, $25,000,000, to remain 
available until expended, for necessary salaries and expenses 
of the National Digital Information Infrastructure and 
Preservation Program; and an additional $75,000,000, to remain 
available until expended, for such purposes: Provided, That the 
portion of such additional $75,000,000, which may be expended 
shall not exceed an amount equal to the matching contributions 
(including contributions other than money) for such purposes 
that: (1) are received by the Librarian of Congress for the 
program from non-Federal sources; and (2) are received before 
[March 31, 2003] March 31, 2005: Provided further, That such 
program shall be carried out in accordance with a plan or plans 
approved by the Committee on House Administration of the House 
of Representatives, the Committee on Rules and Administration 
of the Senate, the Committee on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives, and the Committee on Appropriations of the 
Senate: Provided further, That of the total amount 
appropriated, $5,000,000 may be expended before the approval of 
a plan to develop such a plan, and to collect or preserve 
essential digital information which otherwise would be 
uncollectible: Provided further, That the balance in excess of 
such $5,000,000 shall not be expended without approval in 
advance by the Committee on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and the Committee on Appropriations of the 
Senate: Provided further, That the plan under this heading 
shall be developed by the Librarian of Congress jointly with 
entities of the Federal Government with expertise in 
telecommunications technology and electronic commerce policy 
(including the Secretary of Commerce and the Director of the 
White House Office of Science and Technology Policy) and the 
National Archives and Records Administration, and with the 
participation of representatives of other Federal, research, 
and private libraries and institutions with expertise in the 
collection and maintenance of archives of digital materials 
(including the National Library of Medicine, the National 
Agricultural Library, the National Institute of Standards and 
Technology, the Research Libraries Group, the Online Computer 
Library Center, and the Council on Library and Information 
Resources) and representatives of private business 
organizations which are involved in efforts to preserve, 
collect, and disseminate information in digital formats 
(including the Open e-Book Forum): Provided further, That 
notwithstanding any other provision of law, effective with the 
One Hundred Seventh Congress and each succeeding Congress the 
chair of the Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch of the 
Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives 
shall serve as a member of the Joint Committee on the Library 
with respect to the Library's financial management, 
organization, budget development and implementation, and 
program development and administration, as well as any other 
element of the mission of the Library of Congress which is 
subject to the requirements of Federal law.

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  SECTION 2 OF THE HISTORY OF THE HOUSE AWARENESS AND PRESERVATION ACT


SEC. 2. WRITTEN HISTORY OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.

    (a) * * *

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    (c) Printing.--
          (1) * * *

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          (3) Internet dissemination.--Any arrangement under 
        paragraph (2) shall include terms for dissemination of 
        excerpts of the history over the Internet via 
        facilities maintained by the United States Government.

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     SECTION 313 OF THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2001

    Sec. 313. Center for Russian Leadership Development.--(a) * 
* *
    (b) Purpose and Authority of the Center.--
          (1) Purpose.--The purpose of the Center is to 
        establish, in accordance with the provisions of 
        paragraph (2), a program to enable emerging political 
        leaders of Russia at all levels of government to gain 
        significant, firsthand exposure to the American free 
        market economic system and the operation of American 
        democratic institutions through visits to governments 
        and communities at comparable levels in the United 
        States[.], and to establish and administer the program 
        described in subsection (c).

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    (c) Russian Exchange Program for American Leadership.--
          (1) In general.--In addition to the program 
        established under subsection (b), the Center shall 
        establish a program to carry out activities (including 
        the awarding of grants) to enable emerging political 
        leaders of the Federal government and State and local 
        governments to visit the Russian Federation to study 
        the operation of political institutions, business 
        organizations, and nongovernmental organizations of the 
        Russian Federation.
          (2) Administration.--The provisions of paragraphs (3) 
        and (4) of subsection (b) shall apply with respect to 
        the program under this subsection in the same manner as 
        such provisions apply to the program under subsection 
        (b).
    [(c)] (d) Establishment of Fund.--
          (1) * * *

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    [(d)] (e) Executive Director.--The Board shall appoint an 
Executive Director who shall be the chief executive officer of 
the Center and who shall carry out the functions of the Center 
subject to the supervision and direction of the Board of 
Trustees. The Executive Director of the Center shall be 
compensated at the annual rate specified by the Board, but in 
no event shall such rate exceed level III of the Executive 
Schedule under section 5314 of title 5, United States Code.
    [(e)] (f) Administrative Provisions.--
          (1) * * *

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    [(f)] (g) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are 
authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to 
carry out this section.
    [(g)] (h) Transfer of Funds.--Any amounts appropriated for 
use in the program established under section 3011 of the 1999 
Emergency Supplemental Appropriations Act (Public Law 106-31; 
113 Stat. 93) shall be transferred to the Fund and shall remain 
available without fiscal year limitation.
    [(h)] (i) Effective Dates.--
          (1) * * *
          (2) Transfer.--[Subsection (g)] Subsection (h) shall 
        only apply to amounts which remain unexpended on and 
        after the date the Board of Trustees of the Center 
        certifies to the Librarian of Congress that grants are 
        ready to be made under the program established under 
        this section.

REVISED STATUTES OF THE UNITED STATES

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                               TITLE XXI

SEAT OF GOVERNMENT, INCLUDING THE PUBLIC BUILDINGS

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  Sec. 1821. There shall be a Capitol police, the members of 
which shall be appointed by the Sergeants-at-Arms of the two 
Houses and the Architect of the Capitol Extension. There shall 
be a captain of the Capitol police and such other members with 
such rates of compensation, respectively, as may be 
appropriated for by Congress from year to year. [The Capitol 
Police shall be headed by a Chief who shall be appointed by the 
Capitol Police Board and shall serve at the pleasure of the 
Board.]
  [Sec. 1822. The Capitol police shall consist of the following 
members, to be paid at the following rates, respectively, per 
annum, on the order of the Sergeant-at-Arms of the Senate and 
the Sergeant-at-Arms of the House, or of either of them, 
namely:
  [One captain, at two thousand four hundred and one dollars 
and twenty cents; three lieutenants, at two thousand and 
seventy dollars each; twenty-seven privates, at one thousand 
eight hundred and twenty-one dollars and sixty cents each; and 
eight watchmen, at one thousand one hundred and fifty dollars 
each.]

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                 SECTION 9C OF THE ACT OF JULY 31, 1946


  AN ACT To define the area of the United States Capitol Grounds, to 
           regulate the use thereof, and for other purposes.

  Sec. 9C. Payroll administration for the Capitol Police and 
civilian support personnel of the Capitol Police shall be 
carried out on a unified basis by a single disbursing 
authority. [The Capitol Police Board, with the approval of the 
Committee on House Oversight of the House of Representatives 
and the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate, 
acting jointly, shall, by contract or otherwise, provide for 
such unified payroll administration.]
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                           ACT OF MAY 4, 1977


 AN ACT Making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending 
September 30, 1977, and for other purposes.

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TITLE I

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                              CHAPTER VIII


LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

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                           GENERAL PROVISIONS

  Sec. 111. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the 
[Secretary of the Senate] Chief of the Capitol Police is 
authorized to receive moneys from the Department of the 
Treasury as reimbursements for salaries paid by the [United 
States Senate] Capitol Police in connection with certain 
officers and members of the United States Capitol Police 
serving as instructors at the Federal Law Enforcement Training 
Center. Moneys so received shall be deposited in the Treasury 
of the United States as miscellaneous receipts.

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EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTAL ACT, 2002

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                               CHAPTER 9


                           LEGISLATIVE BRANCH


JOINT ITEMS

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                        OTHER LEGISLATIVE BRANCH


                       Administrative Provisions

  Sec. 907. (a) * * *
  [(b) The Assistant Chief of the Capitol Police shall receive 
compensation at a rate determined by the Capitol Police Board, 
but not to exceed $1,000 less than the annual salary for the 
chief of the United States Capitol Police.]
  (b) The annual rate of pay for the Assistant Chief of the 
Capitol Police shall be the amount equal to $1,000 less than 
the annual rate of pay in effect for the Chief of the Capitol 
Police.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

  Sec. 909. (a) Recruitment and Relocation Bonuses.--
          (1) Authorization of payment.--The Capitol Police 
        Board (hereafter in this section referred to as the 
        ``Board'') may authorize the Chief of the United States 
        Capitol Police (hereafter in this section referred to 
        as the ``Chief'') to pay a bonus to an individual who 
        is newly appointed to a position as an officer or 
        employee of the Capitol Police, and to pay an 
        additional bonus to an individual who must relocate to 
        accept a position as an officer or employee of the 
        Capitol Police, if the Board [determines that the 
        Capitol Police would be likely, in the absence of such 
        a bonus, to encounter difficulty in filling the 
        position], in the sole discretion of the Chief, 
        determines that such a bonus will assist the Capitol 
        Police in recruitment efforts.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

          (6) Determinations not appealable or reviewable.--Any 
        determination of the Chief under this subsection shall 
        not be appealable or reviewable in any manner.
  (b) Retention Allowances.--
          (1) Authorization of payment.--The Board may 
        authorize the Chief to pay an allowance to an officer 
        or employee of the United States Capitol Police [if--
                  [(A) the unusually high or unique 
                qualifications of the officer or employee or a 
                special need of the Capitol Police for the 
                officer's or employee's services makes it 
                essential to retain the officer or employee; 
                and
                  [(B) the Chief determines that the officer or 
                employee would be likely to leave in the 
                absence of a retention allowance.] if the 
                Chief, in the sole discretion of the Chief, 
                determines that such a bonus will assist the 
                Capitol Police in retention efforts.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

          (3) Payment not considered part of basic pay.--A 
        retention allowance may not be considered to be part of 
        the basic pay of an officer or employee, and [the 
        reduction or elimination of a retention allowance may 
        not be appealed] any determination of the Chief under 
        this subsection, or the reduction or elimination of a 
        retention allowance, shall not be appealable or 
        reviewable in any manner. The preceding sentence shall 
        not be construed to extinguish or lessen any right or 
        remedy under any of the laws made applicable to the 
        Capitol Police pursuant to section 102 of the 
        Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 
        1302).

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

  (f) Tuition Reimbursement.--
          (1) In general.--In order to recruit or retain highly 
        qualified personnel, the Chief of the Capitol Police 
        shall establish a tuition reimbursement program for 
        officers and members of the Capitol Police who are 
        enrolled in or accepted for enrollment in a degree, 
        certificate, or other program leading to a recognized 
        educational credential at an institution of higher 
        education in a course of study relating to law 
        enforcement.
          (2) Conditions for eligibility.--In addition to 
        meeting any other conditions the Chief may by 
        regulation impose, an officer or member of the Capitol 
        Police may participate in the tuition reimbursement 
        program under this subsection only if--
                  (A) the officer or member agrees in writing, 
                before receiving any reimbursement under the 
                program, to remain in the service of the 
                Capitol Police for a period specified by the 
                Chief (not less than 3 years), unless 
                involuntarily separated; and
                  (B) the officer or member has not 
                participated, and agrees in writing not to 
                participate in, any student loan repayment 
                program covering the academic program involved.
          (3) Cap on amount of reimbursement.--The total amount 
        reimbursed with respect to any individual under the 
        program established under this subsection may not 
        exceed $40,000.
  [(f)] (g) Regulations.--
          (1) * * *

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  [(g)] (h) Effective Date.--This section shall apply with 
respect to fiscal year 2002 and each succeeding fiscal year.

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TITLE 5, UNITED STATES CODE

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PART III--EMPLOYEES

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                    Subpart C--Employee Performance

                          CHAPTER 41--TRAINING

Sec.
4101.  Definitions.
     * * * * * * *
4120.  Training for officers, members, and employees of the Capitol 
          Police.

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Sec. 4120. Training for officers, members, and employees of the Capitol 
                    Police

  (a) The Chief of the Capitol Police may, by regulation, make 
applicable such provisions of this chapter as the Chief 
determines necessary to provide for training of officers, 
members, and employees of the Capitol Police. The regulations 
shall provide for training which, in the determination of the 
Chief, is consistent with the training provided by agencies 
under the preceding sections of this chapter.
  (b) The Office of Personnel Management shall provide the 
Chief of the Capitol Police with such advice and assistance as 
the Chief may request in order to enable the Chief to carry out 
the purposes of this section.

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               SECTION 1 OF THE ACT OF DECEMBER 20, 1979

                          (Public Law 96-152)

AN ACT To establish by law the position of Chief of the Capitol Police, 
                        and for other purposes.

  Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of 
the United States of America in Congress assembled, That (a) * 
* *

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  [(c) The Chief of the Capitol Police shall receive 
compensation at a rate determined by the Capitol Police Board, 
but not to exceed $2,500 less than the lesser of the annual 
salary for the Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives 
or the annual salary for the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of 
the Senate.]
  (c) The annual rate of pay for the Chief of the Capitol 
Police shall be the amount equal to $1,000 less than the lower 
of the annual rate of pay in effect for the Sergeant-at-Arms of 
the House of Representatives or the annual rate of pay in 
effect for the Sergeant-at-Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate.
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     SECTION 133 OF THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2002

  Sec. 133. (a) Limitation.--(1) * * *
  (2) Paragraph (1) shall not apply with respect to any of the 
following individuals:
          (A) * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

          (E) An individual who is covered by a collective 
        bargaining agreement entered into by the Architect of 
        the Capitol establishing terms and conditions of 
        employment which include eligibility for life 
        insurance, health insurance, retirement, and other 
        benefits.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

  (4) The Architect of the Capitol shall make employer 
contributions for benefits for employees of the Architect 
(including temporary employees) directly to any third party 
designated to receive such contributions on behalf of the 
employees under a collective bargaining agreement, 
participation agreement, or any other arrangement entered into 
by the Architect which provides for such contributions.

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                  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

  COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF NEW BUDGET (OBLIGATIONAL) AUTHORITY FOR 2002 AND BUDGET ESTIMATES FOR 2003 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
                                                                       New budget      estimate of     Increase
                                                                     (obligational)        new         (+)  or
                          Agency and item                              authority,    (obligational)  decrease (-
                                                                        2002 \1\       authority,         )
                                                                                        2003 \1\
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Library of Congress:
    Gift and trust fund accounts...................................            $22             $22   ...........
    Cooperative Acquisitions Revolving Fund........................              2               2   ...........
    Gift Shop, Decimal Classification, Photoduplication, and                    10               7            -3
     Related Services..............................................
    Duplication Services...........................................              1               1
    Fedlink Program and Federal Research Program...................             89              93            +4
U.S. Capitol Preservation Commission:
    Trust funds....................................................             12               2           -10
Architect of the Capitol, Botanic Garden:
    Gifts and donations............................................              2               2   ...........
John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Training and Development:              2               2   ...........
 Trust funds.......................................................
                                                                    --------------------------------------------
      Total, Trust funds...........................................           $140            $131          -$9
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\1\ Amounts as estimated and shown in the February 2003 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
                                                                       New budget      estimate of     Increase
                                                                     (obligational)        new         (+)  or
                          Agency and item                              authority,    (obligational)  decrease (-
                                                                        2002 \1\       authority,         )
                                                                                        2003 \1\
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
House of Representatives:
    Congressional use of foreign currency..........................             $6              $6   ...........
    International conferences and contingencies: House and Senate    ..............  ..............  ...........
     expenses......................................................
    Compensation of Members and related administrative expenses....             83              85            +2
Library of Congress:
    Payments to copyright owners (indefinite, special fund)........            205             226           +21
                                                                    --------------------------------------------
      Total, Federal funds.........................................           $294            $317         +$23
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\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

    We are pleased to have worked with the majority to craft a 
Legislative appropriations bill that should receive the support 
of the full House.
    Fortunately, the 302B allocation this subcommittee received 
was very favorable. The allocation allowed the subcommittee to 
accommodate two important priorities: (1) making sure this 
institution is secure from any future terrorist threat, and (2) 
ensuring that the Legislative-branch agencies have the 
resources they need next year to maintain their high level of 
professionalism and accountability.
    The allocation also enabled the subcommittee to provide 
Legislative-branch employees more equitable treatment relative 
to their Executive-branch counterparts, including a 4.1% annual 
wage adjustment (COLA) for all employees effective in January 
2003, and funding for a full $100 monthly transit benefit for 
eligible employees of all agencies. Authorization and funding 
are also included for a student loan repayment program for the 
House, which will resemble programs in the Senate, other 
Legislative-branch agencies, and the Executive branch. This 
program will in particular help Members, committees and the 
House officers to attract and retain qualified employees.
    The Liberty of Congress, the General Accounting Office, 
Congressional Budget Office, and the Government Printing Office 
will largely receive what they requested. We are pleased that 
the bill funds the full complement of additional officers that 
the Capitol Police can hire and train next year. To the current 
workforce of 1,166 officers, the bill adds funds for an 
additional 288, to bring the Police to a total of 1,454 sworn 
personnel. The bill makes funds available for a 5% pay increase 
for Capitol Police personnel (including civilians) effective 
this fall. It includes a number of other provisions designed to 
reduce officer attrition and improve recruitment, and 
administrative and management reforms.
    We wish to thank Chairman Taylor and his staff for working 
so cooperatively with us on this measure, as they did last 
year. Together we have written an excellent bill, and we urge 
all Members to vote for it.
    We also wish to take this opportunity to applaud the many 
selfless offices and individuals who worked, often around the 
clock, to keep the Legislative branch of government operating 
after the September 11th and anthrax attacks. The efforts of 
thousands of dedicated Legislative-branch employees deserve 
recognition and our gratitude.

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