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108th Congress                                                   Report
                                 SENATE
 1st Session                                                     108-73

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          AUTHORIZING EXPENDITURES BY COMMITTEES OF THE SENATE

                                _______
                                

                 June 17, 2003.--Ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

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

                             SPECIAL REPORT

                      [With respect to S. Res. 66]

    The Committee on Rules and Administration, had referred to 
it the following Senate Resolutions: 27, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 
47, 50, 51, 53, 55, 56, 57, 60, 61, 63, 64, and 65. Mr. Lott 
(for himself and Mr. Dodd) submitted a resolution (S. Res. 66) 
authorizing expenditures by committees of the Senate for the 
periods March 1, 2003, through September 30, 2003, October 1, 
2003, through September 30, 2004, and October 1, 2004, through 
February 28, 2005, and, incorporating the provisions of the 
foregoing resolutions and recommends that the resolution be 
agreed to.

                          Chairman's Statement

    Since 1989, this Committee has adopted a biennial funding 
authorization for committees of the Senate. This policy has 
received strong support from the committee chairmen and ranking 
members.
    Beginning in the 106th Congress, the biennial funding 
period was divided into 3 segments: the 7-month period from 
March 1 through September 30 of the first calendar year of the 
Congress; the 12-month period from October 1 of the first 
calendar year through September 30 of the second calendar year; 
and, the 5-month period from October 1 of the second calendar 
year through the last day of February of the third calendar 
year.
    As a result of the federal elections in November, 2002, the 
Senate in the 108th Congress is comprised of 51 Republican 
Members, 48 Democratic Members and 1 Independent. On January 
15, 2003, the Senate Joint Leadership signed a letter in which 
they committed to the following for the 108th Congress:

          The budgets of the Committees of the Senate, 
        including Joint and Special Committees, and all other 
        subgroups, shall be apportioned to reflect the ratio of 
        the Senate as of this date, with up to an additional 
        ten percent (10%) to be allocated to Chairmen for 
        administrative expenses, to be determined by the Rules 
        Committee, with the total administrative expenses 
        allocation for all committees not to exceed historic 
        levels. The additional administrative expenses 
        described above shall be available to be expended by a 
        committee chairman, after consultation with the ranking 
        member of the committee. Funds for committee expenses 
        shall be available to chairmen consistent with Senate 
        rules and practices of the 107th Congress. No committee 
        budget shall be allocated to reduce the Democratic 
        staff salary baseline from that of fiscal year 2002 
        (including COLA), as adjusted by approved COLAs for 
        fiscal year 2003 and fiscal year 2004. The Chairman and 
        Ranking member of any committee may, by mutual 
        agreement, modify the apportionment of committee 
        funding referenced in this letter. The division of 
        committee office space shall be commensurate with this 
        funding agreement.

    As a result of the Joint Leadership Letter referenced 
above, the total funding target for those segments of FY-2003, 
FY-2004 and FY-2005 encompassed by the 108th Congress, is 100% 
of the FY-2002 total budget authority funded in the 107th 
Congress by S. Res. 54, agreed to March 8, 2001, (excluding the 
10% administrative expense allowance provided by S. Res. 8, 
agreed to January 5, 2001), as adjusted by the January 2002 
COLA, the January 2003 COLA, the January 2004 budgeted COLA and 
the January 2005 budgeted COLA.
    It is the intent of the Committee on Rules and 
Administration that the amounts included in the various 
committee budgets for COLAs beginning January 2004 and January 
2005 shall be used for COLAs only as authorized by the order of 
the President pro tempore of the Senate pursuant to section 4 
of the Federal Pay Comparability Act of 1970 (2 U.S.C. 60a-1).
    Each committee will also receive 10% in additional 
administrative funds. All committee funds shall be allocated in 
accordance with both S. Res. 18, S. Res. 20 (108th Congress) as 
well as the Joint Leadership letter of January 15, 2003.
    The Committee on Rules and Administration intends to 
perform a review of assigned office space to all Senate 
committees in conjunction with committee budget submissions 
received from committees for the 108th Congress. The goal is to 
complete this space review by the end of the 108th Congress in 
order to utilize the findings in authorizing committee funding, 
F.T.E. positions, equipment and space for the 109th Congress.
    Since 1989, the Committee on Rules and Administration has 
authorized the use of unexpended funds. In 1991, this committee 
informed all Senate committees in Senate Report 102-15, and 
during the debate of that resolution, that committees could 
retain 50 percent of their unexpended funds as of February 28, 
1993, to cover non-recurring needs that enhance efficiency in 
the committee. When S. Res. 71, the omnibus committee funding 
resolution for the 103d Congress, was considered by the Senate, 
it was amended to contain language that no committee of the 
Senate was permitted to carry forward unexpended balances 
beyond March 1, 1995. While S. Res. 54 (105th Congress) did not 
permit committees to carry forward funds it did continue to 
provide a special reserve into which the unexpended balances of 
the committees were transferred, after obligations incurred 
during the funding period ended were paid.
    In order to preserve the flexibility of the Committee on 
Rules and Administration to meet the unforeseen needs of Senate 
committees, this resolution continues the practice of making 
special reserve funding available for unique, unanticipated, 
non-recurring needs of the Committee when necessary. This 
Committee intends that requests for such funds will continue to 
be considered when submitted by the Chairman and Ranking Member 
of a committee. Such requests shall be granted only upon the 
approval of the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on 
Rules and Administration.

Sec. 2. Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

2001 funds authorized by S. Res. 54 (7 month 
    transitional period)................................      $1,794,378
2002 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       3,181,922
2003 funds authorized by S. Res. 54 (5 month 
    transitional period)................................       1,360,530

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 FY-2003 (7    FY-2004 (12   FY-2005 (5
                                    mths)         mths)         mths)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline...............    $1,700,514    $2,915,165    $1,214,652
Jan 2004 COLA.................  ............        80,896        44,942
Jan 2005 COLA.................  ............             0        18,642
Consultants...................  ............             0             0
Training......................  ............             0             0
Official Mail.................         6,047        10,367         4,320
Administrative expenses.......        66,039       113,210        47,171
                               -----------------------------------------
      Total...................     1,772,600     3,119,638     1,329,727
Additional 10% funding........       177,260       311,964       132,973
                               -----------------------------------------
Budget Authority 108th             1,949,860     3,431,602     1,462,700
 Congress.....................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sec. 3. Committee on Armed Services

2001 funds authorized by S. Res. 54 (7 month 
    transitional period)................................      $3,301,692
2002 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       5,859,150
2003 funds authorized by S. Res. 54 (5 month 
    transitional period)................................       2,506,642

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 FY-2003 (7    FY-2004 (12   FY-2005 (5
                                    mths)         mths)         mths)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline...............    $3,198,865    $5,483,767    $2,284,903
Jan 2004 COLA.................  ............       152,175        84,541
Jan 2005 COLA.................  ............             0        35,068
Consultants...................  ............             0             0
Training......................  ............             0             0
Official Mail.................         9,359        16,044         6,685
Administrative expenses.......        59,205       101,495        42,290
                               -----------------------------------------
      Total...................     3,267,429     5,753,481     2,453,487
Additional 10% funding........       326,743       575,348       245,349
                               -----------------------------------------
Budget Authority 108th             3,594,172     6,328,829     2,698,836
 Congress.....................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sec. 4. Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

2001 funds authorized by S. Res. 54 (7 month 
    transitional period)................................      $2,741,526
2002 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       4,862,013
2003 funds authorized by S. Res. 54 (5 month 
    transitional period)................................       2,079,076

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 FY-2003  (7  FY-2004  (12   FY-2005  (5
                                    mths)         mths)         mths)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline...............    $2,606,790    $4,468,783    $1,861,993
Jan 2004 COLA.................  ............       124,009        68,894
Jan 2005 COLA.................  ............             0        28,577
Consultants...................        11,667        20,000         8,333
Training......................           496           850           354
Official Mail.................         9,875        16,929         7,054
Administrative expenses.......        80,146       137,393        57,247
                               -----------------------------------------
      Total...................     2,708,974     4,767,964     2,032,452
Additional 10% funding........       270,897       476,796       203,245
                               -----------------------------------------
Budget Authority 108th             2,979,871     5,244,760     2,235,697
 Congress.....................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sec. 5. Committee on the Budget

2001 funds authorized by S. Res. 54 (7 month 
    transitional period)................................      $2,880,615
2002 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       5,112,126
2003 funds authorized by S. Res. 54 (5 month 
    transitional period)................................       2,187,120

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 FY-2003  (7  FY-2004  (12   FY-2005  (5
                                    mths)         mths)         mths)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline...............    $2,794,343    $4,790,303    $1,995,960
Jan 2004 COLA.................  ............       132,931        73,851
Jan 2005 COLA.................  ............             0        30,633
Consultants...................  ............             0             0
Training......................  ............             0             0
Official Mail.................        10,746        18,421         7,675
Administrative expenses.......        45,919        78,718        32,799
                               -----------------------------------------
      Total...................     2,851,008     5,020,373     2,140,918
Additional 10% funding........       285,100       502,037       214,092
                               -----------------------------------------
Budget Authority 108th             3,136,108     5,522,410     2,355,010
 Congress.....................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sec. 6. Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

2001 funds authorized by S. Res. 54 (7 month 
    transitional period)................................      $2,968,783
2002 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       5,265,771
2003 funds authorized by S. Res. 54 (5 month 
    transitional period)................................       2,251,960

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 FY-2003 (7    FY-2004 (12   FY-2005 (5
                                    mths)         mths)         mths)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline...............    $2,834,520    $4,859,178    $2,024,657
Jan 2004 COLA.................  ............       134,842        74,912
Jan 2005 COLA.................  ............             0        31,074
Consultants...................  ............             0             0
Training......................  ............             0             0
Official Mail.................        11,932        20,455         8,523
Administrative expenses.......        88,048       150,939        62,891
                               -----------------------------------------
      Total...................     2,934,500     5,165,414     2,202,057
Additional 10% funding........       293,450       516,541       220,206
                               -----------------------------------------
Budget Authority 108th             3,227,950     5,681,955     2,422,263
 Congress.....................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sec. 7. Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

2001 funds authorized by S. Res. 54 (7 month 
    transitional period)................................      $2,504,922
2002 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       4,443,495
2003 funds authorized by S. Res. 54 (5 month 
    transitional period)................................       1,900,457

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 FY-2003 (7    FY-2004 (12   FY-2005 (5
                                    mths)         mths)         mths)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline...............    $2,399,344    $4,113,161    $1,713,817
Jan 2004 COLA.................  ............       114,140        63,411
Jan 2005 COLA.................  ............             0        26,303
Consultants...................  ............             0             0
Training......................  ............             0             0
Official Mail.................         9,129        15,649         6,520
Administrative expenses.......        68,164       116,853        48,689
                               -----------------------------------------
      Total...................     2,476,637     4,359,803     1,858,740
Additional 10% funding........       247,664       435,980       185,874
                               -----------------------------------------
Budget Authority 108th             2,724,301     4,795,783     2,044,614
 Congress.....................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sec. 8. Committee on Environment and Public Works

2001 funds authorized by S. Res. 54 (7 month 
    transitional period)................................      $2,318,050
2002 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       4,108,958
2003 funds authorized by S. Res. 54 (5 month 
    transitional period)................................       1,756,412

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 FY-2003  (7  FY-2004  (12   FY-2005  (5
                                    mths)         mths)         mths)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline...............    $2,171,440    $3,722,468    $1,551,028
Jan 2004 COLA.................  ............       103,298        57,389
Jan 2005 COLA.................  ............             0        23,805
Consultants...................         4,667         8,000         3,333
Training......................         1,167         2,000           833
Official Mail.................         8,415        14,427         6,011
Administrative expenses.......       102,120       175,064        72,943
                               -----------------------------------------
      Total...................     2,287,809     4,025,257     1,715,342
Additional 10% funding........       228,781       402,526       171,534
                               -----------------------------------------
Budget Authority 108th             2,516,590     4,427,783     1,886,876
 Congress.....................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sec. 9. Committee on Finance

2001 funds authorized by S. Res. 54 (7 month 
    transitional period)................................      $3,230,940
2002 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       5,729,572
2003 funds authorized by S. Res. 54 (5 month 
    transitional period)................................       2,449,931

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 FY-2003  (7  FY-2004  (12   FY-2005  (5
                                    mths)         mths)         mths)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline...............    $3,065,669    $5,255,432    $2,189,764
Jan 2004 COLA.................  ............       145,839        81,021
Jan 2005 COLA.................  ............             0        33,608
Consultants...................        17,500        30,000        12,500
Training......................         5,833        10,000         4,167
Official Mail.................        10,480        17,965         7,485
Administrative expenses.......        92,556       158,667        66,111
                               -----------------------------------------
      Total...................     3,192,038     5,617,903     2,394,656
Additional 10% funding........       319,204       561,790       239,465
                               -----------------------------------------
Budget Authority 108th             3,511,242     6,179,693     2,634,121
 Congress.....................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sec. 10. Committee on Foreign Relations

2001 funds authorized by S. Res. 54 (7 month 
    transitional period)................................      $2,495,457
2002 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       4,427,295
2003 funds authorized by S. Res. 54 (5 month 
    transitional period)................................       1,893,716

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 FY-2003  (7  FY-2004  (12   FY-2005  (5
                                    mths)         mths)         mths)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline...............    $2,545,597    $4,363,879    $1,818,282
Jan 2004 COLA.................  ............       123,456        68,587
Jan 2005 COLA.................  ............             0        28,450
Consultants...................  ............             0             0
Training......................  ............             0             0
Official Mail.................         9,380        16,080         6,700
Administrative expenses.......        82,257       141,012        58,754
                               -----------------------------------------
      Total...................     2,637,234     4,644,427     1,980,773
* Additional funding..........       246,807       434,513       185,263
                               -----------------------------------------
Budget Authority 108th             2,884,041     5,078,940    2,166,036
 Congress.....................
------------------------------------------------------------------------
* Committee reported S. Res. 50 with 9.4% requested additional funding.

Sec. 11. Committee on Governmental Affairs

2001 funds authorized by S. Res. 54 (7 month 
    transitional period)................................      $4,380,936
2002 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       7,771,451
2003 funds authorized by S. Res. 54 (5 month 
    transitional period)................................       3,323,832

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 FY-2003  (7  FY-2004  (12   FY-2005  (5
                                    mths)         mths)         mths)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline...............    $4,197,654    $7,195,979    $2,998,325
Jan 2004 COLA.................  ............       199,688       110,938
Jan 2005 COLA.................  ............             0        46,017
Consultants...................  ............             0             0
Training......................  ............             0             0
Official Mail.................        15,689        26,895        11,206
Administrative expenses.......       118,237       202,692        84,455
                               -----------------------------------------
      Total...................     4,331,580     7,625,254     3,250,941
Additional 10% funding........       433,158       762,525       325,094
                               -----------------------------------------
Budget Authority 108th             4,764,738     8,387,779     3,576,035
 Congress.....................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sec. 12. Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

2001 funds authorized by S. Res. 54 (7 month 
    transitional period)................................      $3,895,623
2002 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       6,910,215
2003 funds authorized by S. Res. 54 (5 month 
    transitional period)................................       2,955,379

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 FY-2003  (7  FY-2004  (12   FY-2005  (5
                                    mths)         mths)         mths)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline...............    $3,727,388    $6,389,808    $2,662,420
Jan 2004 COLA.................  ............       177,317        98,510
Jan 2005 COLA.................  ............             0        40,861
Consultants...................  ............             0             0
Training......................  ............             0             0
Official Mail.................        14,236        24,405        10,169
Administrative expenses.......       109,673       188,010        78,338
                               -----------------------------------------
      Total...................     3,851,297     6,779,540     2,890,298
Additional 10% funding........       385,130       677,954       289,029
                               -----------------------------------------
Budget Authority 108th             4,236,427     7,457,494     3,179,327
 Congress.....................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sec. 13. Committee on the Judiciary

2001 funds authorized by S. Res. 54 (7 month 
    transitional period)................................      $4,230,605
2002 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       7,507,831
2003 funds authorized by S. Res. 54 (5 month 
    transitional period)................................       3,212,052

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 FY-2003  (7  FY-2004  (12   FY-2005  (5
                                    mths)         mths)         mths)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline...............    $4,102,729    $7,033,249    $2,930,521
Jan 2004 COLA.................  ............       195,173       108,429
Jan 2005 COLA.................  ............             0        44,976
Consultants...................  ............             0             0
Training......................  ............             0             0
Official Mail.................        15,097        25,881        10,784
Administrative expenses.......        69,199       118,626        49,428
                               -----------------------------------------
      Total...................     4,187,025     7,372,929     3,144,138
Additional 10% funding........       418,702       737,293       314,413
                               -----------------------------------------
Budget Authority 108th             4,605,727     8,110,222     3,458,551
 Congress.....................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sec. 14. Committee on Rules and Administration

2001 funds authorized by S. Res. 54 (7 month 
    transitional period)................................      $1,183,041
2002 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       2,099,802
2003 funds authorized by S. Res. 54 (5 month 
    transitional period)................................         898,454

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 FY-2003  (7  FY-2004  (12   FY-2005  (5
                                    mths)         mths)         mths)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline...............    $1,152,459    $1,975,643      $823,184
Jan 2004 COLA.................  ............        54,824        30,458
Jan 2005 COLA.................  ............             0        12,635
Consultants...................  ............             0             0
Training......................  ............             0             0
Official Mail.................         4,634         7,944         3,310
Administrative expenses.......        14,192        24,329        10,137
                               -----------------------------------------
      Total...................     1,171,285     2,062,740       879,724
Additional 10% funding........       117,128       206,274        87,972
                               -----------------------------------------
Budget Authority 108th             1,288,413     2,269,014       967,696
 Congress.....................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sec. 15. Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

2001 funds authorized by S. Res. 54 (7 month 
    transitional period)................................      $1,119,973
2002 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       1,985,266
2003 funds authorized by S. Res. 54 (5 month 
    transitional period)................................         848,624

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 FY-2003  (7  FY-2004  (12   FY-2005  (5
                                    mths)         mths)         mths)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline...............    $1,049,301    $1,798,802      $749,501
Jan 2004 COLA.................  ............        49,917        27,732
Jan 2005 COLA.................  ............             0        11,502
Consultants...................  ............             0             0
Training......................  ............             0             0
Official Mail.................         3,753         6,434         2,681
Administrative expenses.......        52,322        89,694        37,373
                               -----------------------------------------
      Total...................     1,105,376     1,944,847       828,789
Additional 10% funding........       110,537       194,485        82,879
                               -----------------------------------------
Budget Authority 108th             1,215,913     2,139,332       911,668
 Congress.....................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sec. 16. Committee on Veterans' Affairs

2001 funds authorized by S. Res. 54 (7 month 
    transitional period)................................      $1,022,752
2002 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       1,814,368
2003 funds authorized by S. Res. 54 (5 month 
    transitional period)................................         776,028

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 FY-2003  (7  FY-2004  (12   FY-2005  (5
                                    mths)         mths)         mths)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline...............      $981,307    $1,682,241      $700,933
Jan 2004 COLA.................  ............        46,683        25,936
Jan 2005 COLA.................  ............             0        10,758
Consultants...................  ............             0             0
Training......................  ............             0             0
Official Mail.................         3,888         6,665         2,777
Administrative expenses.......        26,146        44,821        18,675
                               -----------------------------------------
      Total...................     1,011,341     1,780,410       759,079
Additional 10% funding........       101,134       178,041        75,908
                               -----------------------------------------
Budget Authority 108th             1,112,475     1,958,451       834,987
 Congress.....................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sec. 17. Special Committee on Aging

2001 funds authorized by S. Res. 54 (7 month 
    transitional period)................................      $1,240,422
2002 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       2,199,621
2003 funds authorized by S. Res. 54 (5 month 
    transitional period)................................         940,522

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 FY-2003  (7  FY-2004  (12   FY-2005  (5
                                    mths)         mths)         mths)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline...............    $1,175,790    $2,015,639      $839,850
Jan 2004 COLA.................  ............        55,934        31,074
Jan 2005 COLA.................  ............             0        12,890
Consultants...................  ............             0             0
Training......................  ............             0             0
Official Mail.................         3,923         6,725         2,802
Administrative expenses.......        45,675        78,300        32,625
                               -----------------------------------------
      Total...................     1,225,388     2,156,598       919,241
Additional 10% funding........       122,539       215,660        91,924
                               -----------------------------------------
Budget Authority 108th             1,347,927     2,372,258     1,011,165
 Congress.....................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sec. 18. Select Committee on Intelligence

2001 funds authorized by S. Res. 54 (7 month 
    transitional period)................................      $1,859,933
2002 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       3,298,074
2003 funds authorized by S. Res. 54 (5 month 
    transitional period)................................       1,410,164

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 FY-2003  (7  FY-2004  (12   FY-2005  (5
                                    mths)         mths)         mths)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline...............    $1,848,712    $3,169,220    $1,320,512
Jan 2004 COLA.................  ............        87,946        48,855
Jan 2005 COLA.................  ............             0        20,267
Consultants...................        37,917        65,000        27,083
Training......................  ............             0             0
Official Mail.................         7,317        12,544         5,227
Administrative expenses.......        30,880        52,937        22,057
                               -----------------------------------------
      Total...................     1,924,826     3,387,647     1,444,001
Additional 10% funding........       192,483       338,765       144,400
                               -----------------------------------------
Budget Authority 108th             2,117,309     3,726,412     1,588,401
 Congress.....................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

Sec. 19. Committee on Indian Affairs

2001 funds authorized by S. Res. 54 (7 month 
    transitional period)................................        $970,754
2002 funds authorized by S. Res. 54.....................       1,718,989
2003 funds authorized by S. Res. 54 (5 month 
    transitional period)................................         734,239

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                 FY-2003  (7  FY-2004  (12   FY-2005  (5
                                    mths)         mths)         mths)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Salary baseline...............      $881,047    $1,510,367      $629,319
Jan 2004 COLA.................  ............        41,913        23,285
Jan 2005 COLA.................  ............             0         9,659
Consultants...................  ............             0             0
Training......................  ............             0             0
Official Mail.................         3,958         6,785         2,827
Administrative expenses.......        70,731       121,253        50,522
                               -----------------------------------------
      Total...................       955,736     1,680,318       715,612
Additional 10% funding........        95,574       168,032        71,561
                               -----------------------------------------
Budget Authority 108th             1,051,310     1,848,350       787,173
 Congress.....................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                               Background

    This ``omnibus'' funding resolution in the amount of 
$48,264,374 for the 7-month period of FY-2003 (March 1, 2003 
through September 30, 2003); $84,961,067 for the 12-month 
period of FY-2004 (October 1, 2003 through September 30, 2004); 
and $36,221,156 for the 5-month period of FY-2005 (October 1, 
2004 through February 28, 2005) was reported in lieu of Senate 
Resolutions 27, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 47, 50, 51, 53, 55, 56, 57, 
60, 61, 63, 64, and 65, which were reported by the Senate 
committees in conformance with paragraph 9 of Rule XXVI and 
referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.
    The total funding target for those segments of FY-2003, FY-
2004 and FY-2005 encompassed by the 108th Congress, is 100% of 
the FY-2002 total budget authority funded in the 107th Congress 
by S. Res. 54, agreed to March 8, 2001, (excluding the 10% 
administrative expense allowance provided by S. Res. 8, agreed 
to January 5, 2001), as adjusted by the January 2002 COLA, the 
January 2003 COLA, the January 2004 budgeted COLA and the 
January 2005 budgeted COLA.
    Committees had the option to request up to an additional 10 
percent increment based on their total budget authority, 
consistent with the Senate Joint Leadership letter of January 
15, 2003.
    Committees have also been put on notice that any overtime 
costs mandated by the Congressional Accountability Act must be 
absorbed within salary baselines.
    To facilitate the consideration of committee funding 
requests, the Committee on Rules and Administration, as in the 
107th Congress, did not require those committees whose budget 
requests were within guidelines, and whose questionnaires were 
jointly signed by the chairman and ranking member, to testify 
before the Committee on Rules and Administration. Except for 
the Foreign Relations Committee, all other committees funded by 
this resolution submitted budgets and questionnaires conforming 
to the requisite guidelines.
    On February 13, 2003, the Foreign Relations Committee 
appeared before the Committee on Rules and Administration to 
present their budget request which was $384,296 or 8% above 
guidelines (on an annualized basis). Chairman Lott and Ranking 
Member Dodd both stated their support for the increase and 
incorporated it into this omnibus committee funding resolution.
    In a separate agreement, the Senate Joint Leadership agreed 
to increase the Select Committee on Intelligence salary 
baseline by one additional position for the Majority at an 
additional cost of $169,759 or 5%. That action has also been 
incorporated into this omnibus committee funding resolution.
    The Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship 
received approval from the Committee on Rules and 
Administration for Special Reserves in the amount of $151,667 
in FY-2003, $266,938 in FY-2004, and $113,786 in FY-2005, in 
order to fund salary and administrative costs mandated by 
reference in the Joint Leadership letter of January 15, 2003. 
These additional funding requirements originally stemmed from a 
memorandum of understanding entered into on February 27, 2001, 
stipulating that the Democratic staff salary baseline was 56% 
of such salary funds during the 107th Congress.

                       Cost-of-Living Adjustments

    It is the intent of the Committee on Rules and 
Administration that amounts included in the various committee 
budgets for COLAs for FY-2004 and FY-2005 shall be used for 
COLAs only as authorized by the order of the President pro 
tempore of the Senate.
    If the President pro tempore does not authorize COLAs for 
FY-2004 and FY-2005, funds authorized for that purpose by this 
resolution may not be expended. If, however, COLA 
authorizations exceed the 3.7% budgeted in this resolution, it 
may be necessary for committees to absorb the difference.

                  Certification of Committee Expenses

    Previously, committee biennial funding resolutions 
stipulated that vouchers were not required for the disbursement 
of salaries of committee employees who were paid at an annual 
rate of pay. In addition, vouchers were not required for 
certain types of official expenses which could be certified as 
owed to Senate support offices providing such goods and 
services to Senate committees. The practice was to identify, in 
the funding resolution, which Senate support office was 
authorized to certify such expenses as due for payment. 
Examples of certifiable expenses include, but are not limited 
to, telecommunications, stationery supplies, official mail, 
metered charges on copying equipment, and expenses for Senate 
Recording and Photographic Services.
    However, section 1 of the FY 1994 Legislative Branch 
Appropriations Bill provided permanent language in statute 
addressing this issue (2 U.S.C. 68-8). Therefore, the specific 
authorization for certifications is no longer required in 
committee biennial funding resolutions and the language in 
section 1 of S. Res. 54 (107th Congress) has been modified by 
deleting section 1(b)(2) with the heading, VOUCHERS NOT 
REQUIRED.

                        Stationery Room Expenses

    Pursuant to the FY 1994 Legislative Branch Appropriations 
Bill, stationery room expenses are certified for payment by the 
appropriate Senate support office.

                          Official Mail Costs

    Pursuant to the FY 1994 Legislative Branch Appropriations 
Bill, official mail expenses, other than franked mail, are 
certified for payment by the appropriate Senate support office.
    Section 10 of Pub. L. 101-520, 101st Congress, 2nd Session, 
authorizes committees funded by this omnibus resolution to send 
official mail, other than franked mail, through the Senate post 
office and to have the cost of such mail certified to their 
official office expense accounts in a manner similar to the 
purchase of supplies from the Senate stationery store. Public 
Law 105-55, the 1998 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 
changed the manner in which official mail costs are paid. 
Beginning in October, 1998 and continuing for those segments of 
FY-2003, FY-2004, and FY-2005 that comprise the 108th Congress, 
committees are provided additional funds for official mail and 
the costs incurred are charged directly to each committee.
    The 60-day pre-election moratorium on mass mailings does 
not apply to a committee when such mass mailings are mailed 
under the frank of the chairman and relate to the normal and 
regular business of the committee.

                 Metered Charges for Copying Equipment

    Pursuant to the FY 1994 Legislative Branch Appropriations 
Bill, metered charges for copying equipment are certified for 
payment by the appropriate Senate support office.

               Senate Recording and Photographic Services

    Pursuant to the FY 1994 Legislative Branch Appropriations 
Bill, official expenses incurred by a committee at the Senate 
Recording and Photographic Studios are certified for payment by 
the appropriate Senate support office. ``Official expenses'' 
has the meaning given to it by Interpretative Ruling No. 442, 
issued April 15, 1992, by the Select Committee on Ethics.

                          Printing and Binding

    Committee expenditures for printing and binding continue to 
be a substantial cost to the Senate. Such costs include both 
the costs of printing documents, and the costs of preparing 
manuscripts by GPO's detailed personnel. Although printing and 
binding funds are not included in individual committee budgets, 
judicious use of these funds is a serious concern to the 
Committee on Rules and Administration.
    Printing and binding costs decreased from the end of the 
105th Congress to the end of the 106th Congress by more than 
$400,000, a 5 percent decrease.
    However, charges incurred by committees with GPO detailed 
printers have increased by $172,800 from the 105th Congress to 
the 106th Congress, an 8 percent increase. Part of that 
increase is a result of COLA adjustments, but the cost of 
overtime charges is of continuing concern to this committee. We 
especially urge those committees who incur overtime charges on 
a continuing basis to evaluate their printing operations, with 
an eye toward minimizing a printer's overtime except on a 
temporary basis when the extraordinary cost can be justified by 
the need for timely delivery of the committee's legislative 
papers.
    It is the intent of this Committee that all Senate 
committees adhere strictly to the provisions of Title 44 
governing the printing and binding of documents.
    A committee may not procure more than 300 copies of a 
hearing or other document germane thereto except as authorized 
by 44 U.S.C. 703. Section 703 provides that extra copies not 
exceeding $700 in cost may be obtained upon an order of the 
Joint Committee on Printing; extra copies at a cost of $700 to 
$1,200 must be authorized by simple resolution of the Senate; 
and cost exceeding $1,200 requires approval of both houses of 
Congress upon concurrent or joint resolution. Such resolutions 
requesting printing are referred to the Committee on Rules and 
Administration.
    ``Extra copies'' means additional numbers ordered at the 
time of original printing. Reprinting a document at a later 
time must be treated as a new publication.


                           Detailed Employees

    Sections 2 through 19 of the omnibus resolution includes 
specific authorizing language on the use of detailed employees 
on either a reimbursable, or non-reimbursable, basis. This 
language, which has been included in previous biennial funding 
resolutions, continues the practice of permitting the detail or 
assignment of personnel from departments or agencies of the 
government to the staff of a committee without reimbursement of 
that person's salary. The Committee on Rules and Administration 
intends that government employees, whose pay is disbursed by an 
agency of the Federal government and who is detailed or 
assigned to a committee must comply with Rule 27, paragraph 4, 
of the Standing Rules of the Senate.
    In addition, S. Res. 77 (79th Congress, 1st Session) 
continues to apply to the use by a committee of assigned or 
detailed personnel on a reimbursement basis. Prior consent of 
the Government department or agency concerned as well as the 
Committee on Rules and Administration must be obtained in order 
to utilize such personnel whether on a reimbursable or non-
reimbursable basis pursuant to Standing Rule XXVII, paragraph 
4.
    The Committee on Rules and Administration intends to 
monitor committee expenditures in conjunction with requests for 
approval for the use of detailed government employees 
(detailees). The purpose of monitoring detailee activity is to 
determine overall committee spending in the appropriation 
account ``Expenses of Inquiries and Investigations'' within the 
Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill.

                        DETAILEES 107th CONGRESS
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                 Agency                    Period begins    Period ends
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                            Committee: Aging
Dept. of Treasury, Secret Service.......          2/4/02        12/31/02
                         Committee: Agriculture

Commodity Futures Trading Commission....         9/12/02        12/31/02
Dept. of Agriculture....................         4/16/01         4/22/02
Dept. of Agriculture....................         4/21/01         5/31/02
Dept. of Agriculture....................         5/21/01        11/30/01
Dept. of Agriculture, Agriculture                 6/4/01         1/31/02
 Research Service.......................
Dept. of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition         5/11/01         9/30/02
 Services...............................
Dept. of Agriculture, Foreign                   10/30/01          1/1/02
 Agriculture Services...................
Dept. of Agriculture, Natural Resources         11/29/01         4/26/02
 and Conservation.......................
Environmental Protection Agency.........         3/20/01        12/31/01
General Accounting Office...............         3/10/01         2/28/02
General Accounting Office...............         4/16/02         5/24/02
                         Committee: Armed Services
 Dept. of Defense........................          1/1/01        11/19/01
                            Committee: Banking
 General Accounting Office...............         2/20/01        10/31/02
General Accounting Office...............         4/23/01         9/30/01
                             Committee: Budget
 Dept. of Justice, Office of Justice               1/1/01         1/20/01
 Programs...............................
Dept. of Justice, Office of Justice              1/22/01        12/31/01
 Programs...............................
                            Committee: Commerce
 Dept. of Commerce, NIST.................         6/25/01        12/31/01
Dept. of Commerce, NOAA.................          1/5/01         2/28/01
Dept. of Commerce, NOAA.................         5/25/01        12/31/01
Dept. of Commerce, NOAA.................          6/1/01         9/30/01
Dept. of Commerce, NTIA.................         8/19/02         10/4/02
Dept. of Transportation, Coast Guard....         7/24/01        12/31/02
Dept. of Transportation, Coast Guard....          1/1/01         2/28/01
Federal Railroad Administration.........         1/22/02        12/31/02
Federal Trade Commission................         5/20/02        12/31/02
General Services Administration.........         8/27/02        12/31/02
National Science Foundation.............          1/7/02        12/31/02
                             Committee: Energy
 Dept. of Agriculture, Forest Service....         5/23/02        12/31/02
Dept. of Interior, Bureau of Land                3/20/01        12/31/01
 Management.............................
Dept. of Interior, Bureau of Land                4/16/02        12/31/02
 Management.............................
Dept. of Interior, National Park Service         3/20/01        12/31/01
Dept. of Interior, National Park Service         2/20/02        12/31/02
Federal Energy Regulatory Commission....         3/21/01         5/19/01
                          Committee: Environment
 Dept. of Transportation, Federal                  2/8/02          6/7/02
 Highways Administration................
Dept. of Transportation, Federal                 9/20/02        12/31/02
 Highways Administration................
Environmental Protection Agency.........          1/1/01         1/20/01
Environmental Protection Agency.........         10/1/01        12/31/02
Environmental Protection Agency.........         5/13/02        11/13/02
Environmental Protection Agency.........          1/1/01         2/28/01
Federal Emergency Management Agency.....          6/4/02         12/4/02
Nuclear Regulatory Commission...........          1/1/01         1/31/01
Office of Management and Budget.........         3/19/02          6/7/02
                            Committee: Finance
 Dept. of Commerce.......................         10/5/01         2/22/02
Dept. of Commerce.......................         3/26/02         10/4/02
Dept. of Commerce.......................         8/19/02        12/31/02
Dept. of Health and Human Services......         10/5/01         9/30/02
Dept. of Treasury.......................         6/15/01        12/31/01
Dept. of Treasury, Social Security......          2/7/02        11/30/02
Dept. of Treasury, IRS..................        10/11/02        12/31/02
Dept. of Treasury, IRS..................         5/13/02         5/31/02
Dept. of Treasury, IRS..................         6/28/02         9/30/02
Dept. of Treasury, IRS..................          7/8/02         9/30/02
Dept. of Treasury, Secret Service.......         3/19/02         9/10/02
Dept. of Treasury, Secret Service.......         3/29/01         3/29/02
Dept. of Treasury, Secret Service.......        10/11/02        12/31/02
Dept. of Treasury, Secret Service.......         12/9/02        12/31/02
U.S. International Trade Commission.....         1/17/01        12/31/02
                       Committee: Foreign Relations
 Dept. of State..........................          1/1/01         9/21/01
Dept. of State..........................          1/1/01          8/3/01
Dept. of State..........................          1/1/01         2/28/01
Dept. of State..........................          1/2/01         7/28/01
Dept. of State..........................         8/20/01         8/31/02
Dept. of State..........................         8/31/01          8/8/02
Dept. of State..........................         9/10/01        12/10/01
Dept. of State..........................          1/7/02         6/15/02
Dept. of State..........................          1/9/02        12/31/02
Dept. of State..........................          9/3/02        11/22/02
Dept. of State..........................          9/3/02        12/31/02
National Security Agency................         3/19/01         11/1/01
                     Committee: Governmental Affairs

Central Intelligence Agency.............          1/5/01         9/26/01
Dept. of Commerce, Office of Inspector           2/20/02          8/2/02
 General................................
Dept. of Commerce, Office of Legislative          9/9/02        12/20/02
 Affairs................................
Dept. of Defense........................         1/22/01          8/3/01
Dept. of Education, Office of Inspector           4/5/01         5/31/02
 General................................
Dept. of Education, Office of Inspector          1/18/01         3/23/01
 General................................
Dept. of Energy.........................         2/21/01        12/14/01
Dept. of Energy.........................         8/31/01         5/17/02
Dept. of Health and Human Services......          1/1/01         3/31/01
Dept. of Health and Human Services......          8/1/02        11/30/02
Dept. of State..........................         2/26/01         9/30/01
Dept. of State..........................         1/23/02         7/26/02
Dept. of State..........................         10/9/02        12/31/02
Dept. of the Navy, NIS..................          1/1/01         2/14/01
Dept. of the Navy.......................        12/31/01        12/31/02
Dept. of the Navy, USMC.................         4/27/01         4/23/02
Dept. of Treasury.......................         10/5/01          9/6/02
Dept. of Treasury, IRS..................        11/12/02        12/31/02
Dept. of Treasury, IRS..................         1/31/02        11/22/02
Dept. of Treasury, Secret Service.......          1/1/01        11/30/01
Dept. of Treasury, Secret Service.......        11/28/01        12/20/02
Environmental Protection Agency.........          1/1/01        12/31/01
Environmental Protection Agency.........         1/31/02        12/20/02
General Accounting Office...............          1/1/01         1/23/01
General Accounting Office...............         2/26/01         2/25/02
General Accounting Office...............         5/11/01         11/9/01
General Accounting Office...............         8/20/01         8/12/02
General Accounting Office...............         9/10/01        10/16/01
General Accounting Office...............          2/1/02        12/31/02
General Accounting Office...............         4/16/02         11/1/02
Office of Personnel Management..........          1/1/01        10/12/01
Office of Personnel Management..........        10/22/01        12/31/02
Social Security Administration..........          1/1/01        10/30/01
United States Postal Inspection Services         1/15/01         1/11/02
United States Postal Inspection Services         1/15/02        12/12/02

            Committee: Health, Education, Labor, and Pension

Dept. of Defense........................          1/1/01         2/28/01
Dept. of Defense........................         5/22/01         9/30/01
Dept. of Education......................         2/16/01         8/10/01
Dept. of Education......................         2/21/01          6/1/01
Dept. of Education......................         8/31/01        12/28/01
Dept. of Education......................          1/2/02         6/28/02
Dept. of Education......................         9/27/02        12/31/02
Dept. of Health and Human Services......         1/25/01         8/10/01
Dept. of Health and Human Services......         1/29/01         7/27/01
Dept. of Health and Human Services......         5/28/02        12/31/02
Dept. of Health and Human Services......         5/28/02         12/1/02
Dept. of Health and Human Services......         9/24/02        12/31/02
Dept. of Health and Human Services, CDC.        10/16/01         2/15/02
Dept. of Health and Human Services, CDC.          4/5/02         8/30/02
Dept. of Housing and Urban Development..         11/1/01        10/15/02
Dept. of Labor..........................         1/29/01         1/29/02
Dept. of Labor..........................         7/15/02        11/27/02
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.          1/1/01         5/31/01
Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.          1/3/01         9/22/01
Federal Drug Administration.............          1/8/01        12/31/01
General Accounting Office...............        12/10/01         12/9/02
Office of Management and Budget.........          6/7/02         8/16/02
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation....          1/1/01         1/31/01
Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation....          2/1/01        12/31/02
Social Security Administration..........          1/3/01         6/29/01
Social Security Administration..........         2/16/01         6/29/01
Social Security Administration..........          4/9/01         6/30/01
Social Security Administration..........          6/2/01        12/14/01
Social Security Administration..........         7/24/01          8/3/01

                         Committee: Intelligence

Central Intelligence Agency.............         3/26/02        12/31/02
Central Intelligence Agency.............         5/24/02        12/31/02
Central Intelligence Agency.............         8/22/02        10/18/02
Central Intelligence Agency.............         8/22/02        10/18/02
Dept. of Justice........................         3/26/02        12/31/02
Dept. of the Navy.......................         3/26/02        12/31/02
Federal Bureau of Investigation.........         5/24/02        12/31/02
General Accounting Office...............         3/26/02        12/31/02
National Reconnaissance Office..........         5/24/02        12/31/02
National Security Agency................         5/24/02        12/31/02
National Security Agency................         5/24/02        12/31/02

                          Committee: Judiciary

Central Intelligence for Community               7/24/01          8/2/02
 Management.............................
Dept. of the Air Force..................          1/1/01         2/28/01
Dept. of Justice........................         3/23/01         9/23/01
Dept. of Justice........................         3/23/01         9/23/01
Dept. of Justice........................         3/23/01         9/23/01
Dept. of Justice........................         3/23/01         2/20/02
Dept. of Justice........................         4/16/01         9/16/01
Dept. of Justice........................         7/16/01          8/2/02
Dept. of Justice........................         8/20/01         2/20/02
Dept. of Justice........................         9/28/01         3/28/02
Dept. of Justice........................         9/28/01        12/31/02
Dept. of Justice........................         12/5/01        12/31/02
Dept. of Justice........................         1/25/02         3/19/02
Dept. of Justice........................          3/5/02        12/31/02
Dept. of Justice........................          4/5/02         9/19/02
Dept. of Justice........................         4/19/02         8/20/02
Dept. of Justice........................         4/19/02        12/31/02
Dept. of Justice........................         4/19/02        10/19/02
Dept. of Justice........................         5/16/02        12/31/02
Dept. of Justice........................         5/28/02        11/28/02
Dept. of Justice........................         6/17/02         11/3/02
Dept. of Justice........................          7/1/02        12/31/02
Dept. of Justice........................         9/12/02        12/31/02
Dept. of Justice........................         10/7/02        12/31/02
Dept. of Justice........................         12/6/02        12/31/02
Dept. of Justice........................        12/18/02        12/31/02
Dept. of Justice........................        12/23/02        12/31/02
Dept. of State..........................          4/5/02         9/30/02
Dept. of the Navy.......................         1/10/02        12/31/02
Dept. of Treasury, Bureau of Alcohol,             7/8/02        12/31/02
 Tobacco and Firearms...................
Dept. of Treasury, Secret Service.......          1/1/01         2/28/01
Dept. of Treasury, Secret Service.......          1/1/01         2/28/01
Dept. of Treasury, Secret Service.......         4/16/01          4/2/02
Dept. of Treasury, Secret Service.......         4/16/02        12/31/02
U.S. Patent and Trademark Office........         2/21/01         2/28/01
U.S. Federal Trade Commission...........          2/9/01         2/28/01

                      Committee: Veterans' Affairs

Veterans Health Administration..........         8/31/01        12/31/02
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                            Special Reserve

    This resolution establishes a special reserve fund within 
the funds of the ``Expenses of Inquiries and Investigations'' 
account appropriated by the Legislative Branch Appropriation 
Act for fiscal years 2003, 2004, and 2005. This special reserve 
fund is available to any committee funded by this resolution on 
the basis of special, unforeseen, non-recurring needs of that 
committee during the funding periods. Any committee desiring to 
draw on special reserve funds must make such a request in 
writing with the signature of the chairman and ranking member. 
All special reserve fund requests are ultimately subject to the 
approval of the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on 
Rules and Administration. The amount available in this special 
reserve is based on the percentage of funds approved for 
special reserves in previous Congresses from total funds 
authorized for committees.

                Financial Management Information System

    The Committee on Rules and Administration authorized a new 
comprehensive and integrated accounting system to be 
implemented Senate-wide. This system was designed to assist 
committees in budget forecasting, allocating dollars by expense 
category and office sub-categories, posting expenses incurred, 
requesting reports by expense category or office, and 
reconciling accounts with the Disbursing Office. It is the 
Committee's intent that each committee funded by this 
resolution shall use the Financial Management Information 
System to account for funds authorized by this resolution.

                Legislative Review by Senate Committees

    Rule XXVI, section 8b of the Standing Rules of the Senate 
requires that, in each odd-numbered year, each committee shall 
submit to the Senate, not later than March 31, a report on the 
activities of that committee during the Congress ending at noon 
on January 3 of such year.

                      Housing for Committee Staff

    It remains the policy and is expected by the Committee on 
Rules and Administration, that staff paid from committee funds 
be housed in committee space. Space allocations will be 
strictly tied to authorized committee staff and detailees 
approved by the Committee on Rules and Administration.

                      Committee Computer Resources

    The Committee Office Automation (OA) plans accompanying 
each committee's budget submission were adjusted to meet SAA 
funding levels, to provide required resources for new staff 
under Senate Resolution 8 and to assist the Committee on Rules 
and Administration in managing the operating costs of Senate 
committees.
    Allocations were made considering the business requirements 
of each Committee as outlined in their Office Automation plans, 
as well as the capacity and age of the current computer 
inventory of each committee (including recent purchases by 
committees in FY 2001). The goal of the Committee on Rules and 
Administration is to assist each committee in maintaining 
current office automation infrastructure with special attention 
to future changes in the Senate information technology 
environment. These changes include migration to a new e-mail 
system, transition to a new computer operating system for 
workstations and servers, the trend toward a paperless work 
environment and greater reliance on workflow applications.
    Computer resources are allocated to authorized full time 
staff and detailees identified in each Committee's budget 
submission and as approved by the Committee on Rules and 
Administration.
    Computer resources, in particular computer workstations, 
which are required for staff or detailees who were not 
identified in the committee budget submissions, must be 
specifically approved by the Committee on Rules and 
Administration. Non-standard computer resource requests in 
excess of $500.00, not identified in the Committee Office 
Automation plans, also require specific approval by the Rules 
Committee and must be at committee expense including costs for 
maintenance, service and support.
    Committees listed below may begin working directly with the 
Sergeant at Arms to implement their approved OA plans. 
Significant deviations from the OA plans must be approved by 
the Committee on Rules and Administration.


                              Consultants

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

                    Committee Legislative Assistance

    The Rules Committee has received inquiries regarding staff 
representatives on committees as authorized by P.L. 95-94. With 
respect to providing funds for Legislative Assistance, the 
position of the Committee on Rules and Administration is that 
such funds are already incorporated into Members' personal 
office accounts for the purpose of providing assistance with 
such committee duties.