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                                                       Calendar No. 189
108th Congress                                                   Report
                                 SENATE
 1st Session                                                     108-88

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                LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS, 2004

                                _______
                                

                 July 10, 2003.--Ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

          Mr. Campbell, from the Committee on Appropriations, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                    [To accompany S. 1383]

    The Committee on Appropriations, to which was referred the 
bill (H.R. 0000) making appropriations for the legislative 
branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2004, and for 
other purposes, reports the same to the Senate with amendments 
and recommends that the bill as amended do pass. deg.
    The Committee on Appropriations reports the bill (S. 1383) 
making appropriations for the legislative branch for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2004, and for other purposes, reports 
favorably thereon and recommends that the bill do pass.



Amount of new budget (obligational) authority \1\

Amount of bill as reported to Senate....................  $2,505,583,000
Amount of 2004 budget estimate..........................   2,696,426,000
Legislative branch appropriations, 2003.................   2,441,738,000
Amount of bill below budget estimate, 2004..............    -190,843,000
Amount of bill above legislative branch appropriations, 
    2003................................................     +63,845,000

\1\ Excludes House items.


                            C O N T E N T S

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                                                                   Page
Title I--Legislative Branch Appropriations:
    Senate.......................................................     4
    Joint Items..................................................    22
    Office of Compliance.........................................    25
    Congressional Budget Office..................................    25
    Architect of the Capitol.....................................    25
    Library of Congress..........................................    36
    Government Printing Office...................................    41
    General Accounting Office....................................    43
    Payment to the Open World Leadership Center Trust Fund.......    44
Title II--General Provisions.....................................    46
Title III--Fiscal Year 2463 Emergency Supplemental...............    47
Compliance With Paragraph 7, Rule XVI, of the Standing Rules of 
  the Sen- 
  ate............................................................    48
Compliance With Paragraph 7(c), Rule XXVI of the Standing Rules 
  of the Senate..................................................    48
Compliance With Paragraph 12, Rule XXVI, of the Standing Rules of 
  the Senate.....................................................    49

                     GENERAL STATEMENT AND SUMMARY

    The Committee recommends new budget (obligational 
authority) of $2,505,583,000 for the legislative branch, for 
fiscal year 2004. This total is $190,843,000 below the budget 
request and $63,845,000 above the fiscal year 2003 level. The 
bill excludes House items pursuant to the normal protocol.
    The bill includes $240,000,000 for the U.S. Capitol Police, 
an increase of $32,467,000 over the fiscal year 2003 level for 
USCP salaries, to enhance the security of the U.S. Capitol 
complex; $357,794,000 for the Architect of the Capitol to 
maintain, improve, and construct buildings and facilities of 
the Congress; $522,747,000 for the Library of Congress; and 
$718,369,000 for operations of the Senate.
    The Committee expects all agencies to notify the Committee 
of any significant departures from budget plans presented to 
the Committee in any agency's budget justifications. In 
particular, agencies funded through this bill are required to 
notify the Committee prior to each reprogramming of funds in 
excess of the lesser of 10 percent or $500,000 between 
programs, projects or activities, or in excess of $500,000 
between object classifications (except for shifts within the 
pay categories, object class 11, 12, and 13 or as further 
specified in each agency's respective section). This includes 
cumulative reprogrammings that together total at least $500,000 
from or to a particular program, activity, or object 
classification as well as reprogramming of FTE or funds to 
create new organizational entities within the Agency or to 
restructure entities which already exist. The Committee desires 
to be notified of reprogramming actions which involve less than 
the above-mentioned amounts if such actions would have the 
effect of changing an agency's funding requirements in future 
years or if programs or projects specifically cited in the 
Committee's reports are affected.
    The Committee also expects all agencies to submit operating 
plans for the Committee's approval within 30 days of the bill's 
enactment.

               TITLE I--LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS

                                 SENATE

                           Expense Allowances

Appropriations, 2003....................................    $127,500,000
Budget estimate, 2004...................................     127,500,000
Committee recommendation................................     127,500,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $127,500,000 
for the expense allowances of the Vice President, the President 
pro tempore of the Senate, the President pro tempore emeritus 
of the Senate, the majority and minority leaders, the majority 
and minority whips, the chairmen of the majority and minority 
conference committees, and the chairmen of the majority and 
minority policy committees. The recommended allowances are as 
follows:
    For the expense allowance of the Vice President, the 
Committee recommends an amount of $20,000.
    For the expense allowance of the President pro tempore, the 
Committee recommends an amount of $20,000.
    For the expense allowance of the majority and minority 
leaders, the Committee recommends $20,000 for each leader, for 
a total of $40,000.
    For the expense allowance of the majority and minority 
whips, the Committee recommends $10,000 for each whip, for a 
total of $20,000.
    For the expense allowance of the President pro tempore 
emeritus, $7,500.
    For the expense allowance for the chairmen of the majority 
and minority conference committees, the Committee recommends 
$5,000 for each chairman, for a total of $10,000.
    For the expense allowance for the chairmen of the majority 
and minority policy committees, the Committee recommends $5,000 
for each chairman, for a total of $10,000.
    Expenditures from all the foregoing allowances are made 
upon certification from the individuals for whom the allowances 
are authorized, and are reported semiannually in the report of 
the Secretary of the Senate.

    Representation Allowances for the Majority and Minority Leaders

Appropriations, 2003....................................         $30,000
Budget estimate, 2004...................................          30,000
Committee recommendation................................          30,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $30,000 for 
representation allowances for the majority and minority 
leaders.
    This allowance was established in the Supplemental 
Appropriations Act for fiscal year 1985 (Public Law 99-88). The 
funds were authorized to be used by the majority and minority 
leaders solely for the discharge of their appropriate 
responsibilities in connection with official visits to the 
United States by members of foreign legislative bodies and 
representatives of foreign governments and intergovernmental 
agencies. The recommended amount is to be divided equally 
between the two leaders.
    Expenditures from this allowance are made upon 
certification of the leaders and are reported in the semiannual 
report of the Secretary of the Senate.

                    Salaries, Officers and Employees

Appropriations, 2003....................................    $117,041,000
Budget estimate, 2004...................................     127,809,000
Committee recommendation................................     125,307,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $125,307,000 
for the subaccounts funded under the overall account for the 
salaries of officers and employees of the Senate.
    It should be noted that except for a handful of positions 
in the Offices of the Secretary and the Sergeant at Arms that 
are required by statute, specific staffing levels are not 
stipulated either by the budget request or by the Committee's 
recommendation. Rather, lump-sum allowances are provided to 
fund staffing levels each office finds necessary and 
appropriate for the performance of its duties. Estimated 
staffing levels for offices funded under this appropriation for 
fiscal year 2004 are 1,356 positions.

                    SALARIES, OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES
         [Estimated staffing levels--fiscal years 2003 and 2004]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                           2004 request        2003
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Office of the Vice President............              45              45
Office of the President Pro Tempore.....              11              11
Office of the President Pro Tempore                    1               1
 Emeritus...............................
Offices of the majority and minority                  47              47
 leaders................................
Offices of the majority and minority                  18              16
 whips..................................
Conference committees...................              48              48
Offices of the the secretaries of the                 12              12
 conference of the majority and the
 conference of the minority.............
Policy Committees.......................              55              55
Office of the Chaplain..................               4               4
Office of the Secretary.................             252             252
Office of the Sergeant at Arms and                   845             797
 Doorkeeper.............................
Offices of the secretaries for the                    18              18
 majority and minority..................
                                         -------------------------------
      Totals............................           1,356           1,306
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Any change from the allocation of funds in the subaccounts 
within this appropriation is subject to the approval of the 
Committee.
    The total amount appropriated is allocated to the various 
offices of the Senate as displayed under the headings for the 
offices that follow.

                      OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT

Appropriations, 2003....................................      $1,949,000
Budget estimate, 2004...................................       2,028,000
Committee recommendation................................       2,028,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $2,028,000 to 
fund the salaries of the administrative and clerical staff of 
the Office of the Vice President in connection with his duties 
as the President of the Senate.

                  OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE

Appropriations, 2003....................................        $518,000
Budget estimate, 2004...................................         539,000
Committee recommendation................................         539,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $539,000 for 
the Office of the President pro tempore.

              OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE EMERITUS

Appropriations, 2003....................................        $150,000
Budget estimate, 2004...................................         156,000
Committee recommendation................................         156,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $156,000 for 
the Office of the President pro tempore emeritus.

              OFFICES OF THE MAJORITY AND MINORITY LEADERS

Appropriations, 2003....................................      $3,094,000
Budget estimate, 2004...................................       3,220,000
Committee recommendation................................       3,220,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,220,000 for 
the offices of the majority and minority leaders.
    The administrative and clerical staffs funded by this 
appropriation were authorized under the provisions of Public 
Law 91-145, effective November 1, 1969. The amount recommended 
is to be equally divided, providing $1,610,000 for each office.

               OFFICES OF THE MAJORITY AND MINORITY WHIPS

Appropriations, 2003....................................      $2,042,000
Budget estimate, 2004...................................       2,324,000
Committee recommendation................................       2,324,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $2,324,000 for 
the offices of the majority and minority whips. It is to be 
equally divided, providing $1,162,000 for each office.
    The authority for the administrative and clerical staff 
funded by this appropriation was created by Public Law 84-242, 
effective July 1, 1955.

                      COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

Appropriations, 2003....................................     $11,266,000
Budget estimate, 2004...................................      12,799,000
Committee recommendation................................      12,799,000

    For the salaries of the staff of the Committee on 
Appropriations, the Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$12,799,000.

                         CONFERENCE COMMITTEES

Appropriations, 2003....................................      $2,610,000
Budget estimate, 2004...................................       2,716,000
Committee recommendation................................       2,716,000

    For the administrative and clerical staffs of the majority 
and minority conference committees, the Committee recommends an 
appropriation of $2,716,000. The appropriation provides 
$1,358,000 in salaries for the staff of each conference 
committee.
    The chairman of each conference committee may transfer to 
or from amounts provided for salaries of each conference to the 
account for conference committee expenses within the 
``Miscellaneous items'' appropriation.

 OFFICES OF THE SECRETARIES OF THE CONFERENCE OF THE MAJORITY AND THE 
                       CONFERENCE OF THE MINORITY

Appropriations, 2003....................................        $648,000
Budget estimate, 2004...................................         674,000
Committee recommendation................................         674,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $674,000 for 
the majority and minority conference secretaries.
    These offices were created by section 6 of Senate 
Resolution 17, agreed to January 10, 1977, and two positions in 
each office were first funded in the Supplemental 
Appropriations Act, 1977 (Public Law 95-26).
    Section 102 of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1979 
(Public Law 96-38), abolished the specific positions and 
established a lump-sum allowance for the employment of staff, 
effective October 1, 1979. The amount recommended is to be 
divided equally between the majority secretary and the minority 
secretary.

                           POLICY COMMITTEES

Appropriations, 2003....................................      $2,724,000
Budget estimate, 2004...................................       2,834,000
Committee recommendation................................       2,834,000

    For the salaries of the administrative and clerical staffs 
of the majority and minority policy committees, the Committee 
recommends an appropriation of $2,834,000, or $1,417,000 for 
each committee.
    The chairman of each policy Committee may transfer to or 
from amounts provided for salaries of each policy Committee to 
the account for policy Committee expenses within the 
``Miscellaneous items'' appropriation.

                         OFFICE OF THE CHAPLAIN

Appropriations, 2003....................................        $315,000
Budget estimate, 2004...................................         327,000
Committee recommendation................................         327,000

    For the Office of the Chaplain, the Committee recommends an 
appropriation of $327,000. The amount recommended would provide 
the salaries for the Chaplain of the Senate and support staff 
to assist the Chaplain with his pastoral duties. The Fiscal 
Year 1988 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, Public Law 
100-202, established the rate of pay for the Chaplain at 
Executive Level IV, currently $134,000.

                        OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

Appropriations, 2003....................................     $17,079,000
Budget estimate, 2004...................................      18,299,000
Committee recommendation................................      18,299,000

    The Committee recommends $18,299,000 for salaries of the 
Office of the Secretary. Fiscal year 2004 staffing levels are 
estimated at 252 positions.
    This appropriation provides funds for four statutory 
positions (Secretary of the Senate, Assistant Secretary of the 
Senate, Financial Clerk of the Senate, and Parliamentarian of 
the Senate) and lump-sum allowances for the employment and 
adjustment of salaries of personnel in the Office of the 
Secretary of the Senate, as authorized by Public Law 97-51, 
effective October 1, 1981 (2 U.S.C. 61a-11).
    The following departmental guidelines for fiscal year 2004 
have been submitted by the Secretary to the Committee. The 
departmental budgets grouped in the apportionment schedule 
under executive offices include: the Executive Office of the 
Secretary of the Senate, Page school, Senate Security and 
Information Systems. The departmental budgets grouped in the 
apportionment schedule under administrative services include: 
conservation and preservation, curator, disbursing office, gift 
shop, historical office, human resources, interparliamentary 
services, library, printing and document services, public 
records, chief counsel for employment, and the stationery room. 
The departmental budgets grouped in the apportionment schedule 
under legislative and legal services include: the bill clerk, 
daily digest, enrolling clerk, journal clerk, legislative 
clerk, Official Reporters of Debate, captioning services, and 
Parliamentarian.

                                      OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE SENATE
                             [Estimated staffing levels--fiscal years 2003 and 2004]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                   2004 request        2003         Difference
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Executive offices...............................................              35              40              -5
Administrative services.........................................             167             157            + 10
Legislative and legal services..................................              50              55              -5
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Totals....................................................             252             252  ..............
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

             OFFICE OF THE SERGEANT AT ARMS AND DOORKEEPER

Appropriations, 2003....................................     $43,161,000
Budget estimate, 2004...................................      48,291,000
Committee recommendation................................      45,789,000

    This appropriation provides funds for the salaries of three 
statutory positions (Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper, Deputy 
Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper, and Administrative Assistant 
to the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper) and lump-sum allowances 
for employment and adjustments of salaries of personnel in the 
Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, as 
authorized by Public Law 97-51, effective October 1, 1981 (2 
U.S.C. 61f-7).
    The Committee recommends a total of $45,789,000 for fiscal 
year 2004. This is an increase of $2,628,000 over the fiscal 
year 2003 level. The increase over the enacted level is 
attributable to the anticipated cost-of-living adjustment, 
merit funding, and 16 additional positions, 6 of which are for 
enhancing security for the Senate community.
    The offices and personnel covered by this appropriation are 
shown in the following table.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                         2004 Committee
                                         2003 level      recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Capitol Division....................        $5,783,000        $6,355,000
    Positions.......................               135               137
Operations..........................       $15,658,000       $16,349,000
    Positions.......................               353               363
Technology Development Services.....        $8,768,000        $9,319,000
    Positions.......................               125               126
IT Support Services.................        $5,694,000        $5,960,000
    Positions.......................               101               102
Office Support Services.............        $1,846,000        $1,895,000
    Positions.......................                28                28
Staff Offices Division..............        $4,989,000        $5,492,000
    Positions.......................                82                84
SMI Project.........................          $423,000          $419,000
    Positions.......................                 5                 5
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total.........................       $43,161,000       $45,789,000
          Positions.................               829               845
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee has no objection to the Sergeant at Arms 
moving staff positions between divisions without a formal 
reprogramming request but expects to be notified of such 
changes.

        OFFICES OF THE SECRETARIES FOR THE MAJORITY AND MINORITY

Appropriations, 2003....................................      $1,410,000
Budget estimate, 2004...................................       1,468,000
Committee recommendation................................       1,468,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,468,000 for 
the offices of the secretaries for the majority and minority. 
The appropriation is to be equally divided, providing $734,000 
for each office.

                          AGENCY CONTRIBUTIONS

Appropriations, 2003....................................     $30,075,000
Budget estimate, 2004...................................      32,134,000
Committee recommendation................................      32,134,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $32,134,000 
for agency contributions for employees paid under the 
appropriation, ``Salaries, officers and employees,'' and 
employees paid under the appropriation ``Expenses of the United 
States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control'' and 
employees paid under the appropriation ``Joint Economic 
Committee.''
    Agency contributions include the Senate's contributions as 
an employer to the civil service retirement system, the Federal 
Employees' Retirement System, the thrift savings plan, Federal 
employee group life insurance, Federal employee health 
insurance programs, and FICA. The Senate is required by law to 
make these payments, and the total required is dependent upon 
the number of Senate employees, their compensation levels, the 
benefit programs in which they are enrolled, and the extent of 
the benefits elected.

            Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate

Appropriations, 2003....................................      $4,581,000
Budget estimate, 2004...................................       4,768,000
Committee recommendation................................       4,843,000

    For the Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate, 
the Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,843,000. The 
fiscal year 2004 staffing level is estimated to be 36 
positions. The amount provided pays for the salaries, expenses, 
and agency contributions of the office. The increase above the 
original budget estimate reflects the need for one additional 
staff position.

                     Office of Senate Legal Counsel

Appropriations, 2003....................................      $1,176,000
Budget estimate, 2004...................................       1,222,000
Committee recommendation................................       1,222,000

    The Office of Senate Legal Counsel was established pursuant 
to section 701 of Public Law 95-521. The Committee recommends 
an appropriation of $1,222,000 for the Office. The amount 
provided pays for the salaries, expenses, and agency 
contributions of the Office.

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

Appropriations, 2003..........................................   $12,000
Budget estimate, 2004.........................................    12,000
Committee recommendation......................................    24,000

    Section 119 of Public Law 97-51 authorized an expense 
allowance for the Secretary of the Senate, the Sergeant at Arms 
and Doorkeeper of the Senate, the Secretary for the Majority, 
and the Secretary for the Minority. Since fiscal year 1983, the 
amount has been provided through a direct appropriation. The 
Committee recommends an appropriation of $24,000, providing an 
allowance of $6,000 for each office.

                   Contingent Expenses of the Senate


                      INQUIRIES AND INVESTIGATIONS

Appropriations, 2003....................................    $109,450,000
Budget estimate, 2004...................................     118,462,000
Committee recommendation................................     118,462,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $118,462,000 
for inquiries and investigations by all Senate standing, 
special, and select committees, consistent with S. Res. 66, 
authorizing expenditures by the Committees of the Senate for 
fiscal year 2004.
    This appropriation funds the liquidation of obligations 
incurred by committees under the authorization provided in 
Committee funding resolutions.

         U.S. SENATE CAUCUS ON INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS CONTROL

Appropriations, 2003....................................        $520,000
Budget estimate, 2004...................................         520,000
Committee recommendation................................         520,000

    The Committee recommends $520,000 for the expenses of the 
U.S. Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control. 
Established in 1985 by ``The Foreign Relations Authorization 
Act'', the Caucus was created to monitor and promote 
international compliance with narcotics control treaties and 
monitor and encourage U.S. Government and private programs 
seeking to expand international cooperation against drug abuse. 
The Caucus is composed of seven Senators and five members from 
the public sector with a chairman from the majority party and a 
co-chairman from the minority party. It was the intent of the 
original conferees that the caucus operate in the manner of the 
Helsinki Commission.

                        SECRETARY OF THE SENATE

Appropriations, 2003....................................      $7,077,000
Budget estimate, 2004...................................       1,700,000
Committee recommendation................................       2,265,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $2,265,000 for 
expenses of the Office of the Secretary. The reduction below 
the enacted level relates primarily to $5,000,000 in one-time 
funding provided in fiscal year 2003 for a multi-year program 
to upgrade and expand the financial management information 
system for the Senate. The Committee has added $500,000 over 
the requested level for the new Senate Preservation Fund.
    The Committee encourages the Secretary to study employee 
compensation, hiring, and benefits practices of U.S. Senators' 
offices and general employment trends in the Senate. For this 
purpose $65,000 has been included in the bill.
    The table printed below sets forth the apportionment of 
funds under this appropriation, followed by a brief description 
of the line items. Any deviation of more than 10 percent 
cumulatively from the stated levels for each item will require 
the customary prior approval of the Committee.

                                        EXPENSES--OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                Amount available      Budget
                                                                   fiscal year       estimate
                             Item                               2003, Public Law    fiscal year     Difference
                                                                      108-7            2004
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Executive office..............................................          $397,800        $525,000       +$127,200
Administrative services.......................................         1,422,900       1,100,000        -322,900
Legislative and legal services................................           256,300          75,000        -181,300
Special projects..............................................         5,000,000         565,000      -4,435,000
                                                               -------------------------------------------------
      Totals..................................................         7,077,000       2,265,000      -4,812,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Typical expenditures of the Secretary of the Senate 
include:
    Consultants.--Funding is provided for not to exceed two 
individual consultants as authorized by section 110 of Public 
Law 95-94, August 5, 1977, which amends section 101 of Public 
Law 95-26, May 4, 1977. Consultants employed under this 
authority shall not be paid in excess of the per diem 
equivalent of the highest gross rate of annual compensation 
which may be paid to employees of a standing committee of the 
Senate.
    Legal Reference Volumes and Dictionaries.--Funding is 
provided to furnish U.S. Senators with volumes of the U.S. Code 
Annotated or U.S. Code service, pocket parts and supplements, 
as authorized by Public Law 92-51, July 9, 1971.
    The Disbursing Office is responsible for providing the U.S. 
Code Annotated or the U.S. Code Service to Senators when they 
assume office and upon receipt of a written request of a 
Senator. In addition, dictionary and dictionary stands are also 
furnished to Senators from funds provided for in this account.
    Contractual Legal and Administrative Services and 
Miscellaneous Expenses.--Funding is provided for various 
contractual, administrative, and miscellaneous expenses 
incurred by the Office of the Secretary. The Office of the 
Secretary of the Senate has contractual authority under Public 
Law 92-342, for the Federal Election Campaign Act and has 
utilized this authority to employ professional legal services 
in the past. In addition, the Office of the Secretary has 
incurred various types of legal and other expenses which have 
been authorized by the Senate. Administrative services and 
miscellaneous expenses are housekeeping expenses of the Office 
of the Secretary.
    Travel and Registration Fees.--Funding is provided for 
travel expenses and registration fees incurred by the Secretary 
of the Senate and the employees of the Office of the Secretary. 
This line item excludes funding for travel expenses for the 
Federal Election Campaign Act under the Office of Public 
Records, which is provided separately under the authority of 
Public Law 93-342.
    The authority for the travel portion of this account was 
provided for by section 101 of Public Law 94-59, July 25, 1975. 
The current limitation for travel expenses was increased to 
$10,000 (Section 102 of Public Law 97-12, June 5, 1981). 
Section 1 of Public Law 98-367, July 17, 1984, removed the not-
to-exceed limitation on travel expenses for the Secretary of 
the Senate, during any fiscal year.
    Orientation and Training.--Funding is provided for expenses 
incurred by the Secretary of the Senate to conduct orientation 
seminars or similar meetings for Senators, Senate officials, or 
members of staffs of Senators or Senate officials, not to 
exceed $25,000, under the authority of 2 U.S.C. 69a.
    The Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the 
Senate is also authorized under these provisions to conduct 
seminars or similar meetings in the same manner and to the same 
extent as the Office of the Secretary of the Senate.
    Newspapers.--Funding is provided to furnish newspapers and 
magazines for official purposes to the Marble Room, leadership 
offices, Republican and Democratic Cloakrooms, Senate officers, 
and certain other offices.
    Senate Service Awards.--Funding is provided for the 
issuance of service pins or emblems as authorized by Senate 
Resolution 21, September 10, 1965. Senate Resolution 21 
authorizes the Secretary of the Senate, under the direction of 
the Committee on Rules and Administration and in accordance 
with regulation promulgated by the Committee, to procure such 
pins or emblems and award them to Members, officers, and 
employees of the Senate who are entitled.
    Postage.--This account also provides funding for postage 
for the Office of the Secretary of the Senate for special 
delivery, registered mail, and additional postage not covered 
under the frank.
    Education of Senate Pages.--Funding is provided for the 
education of Senate pages. Senate Resolution 184, July 29, 
1983, authorized the Secretary of the Senate to enter into a 
contract, agreement, or other arrangement with the board of 
education of the District of Columbia, or to provide such 
educational services and items in such other manner as he may 
deem appropriate. Public Law 98-125, October 13, 1983, amended 
Public Law 98-51, July 14, 1983, striking out the heading and 
paragraph ``Education of Pages'' under the heading ``Joint 
Items,'' and redesignated the funds provided in Public Law 98-
51 for the education of pages between the House of 
Representatives and the Senate. Each House is to provide for 
the education of its own pages.
    Stationery.--Funding is provided for stationery supplies 
for the Office of the Secretary of the Senate. The funds 
provided have been allocated to the various departments of the 
Office of the Secretary.
    Senate Commission on Art.--Funding is provided for the 
Senate Commission on Art, authorized by Public Law 100-696, 
November 18, 1988, to acquire any work of art, historical 
object, documents or material relating to historical matters, 
or exhibits for placement or exhibition within the Senate wing 
of the Capitol, any Senate office building, or in rooms, 
spaces, or corridors thereof, and to publish a Senate 
historical objects inventory and calendar of exhibits on 
display within the Senate wing of the Capitol and Senate office 
buildings.
    The Senate Commission on Art was formerly the Commission on 
Arts and Antiquities, which was authorized by Senate Resolution 
382, October 1, 1968, as amended by Senate Resolution 95, April 
1, 1977, and Senate Resolution 400, March 23, 1988.
    Representation Expenses.--Funding is provided (not to 
exceed $50,000) to the Secretary of the Senate to coordinate 
and carry out responsibilities in connection with foreign 
parliamentary groups or other foreign officials visiting the 
United States. Authorized by section 2 of Public Law 101-163, 
November 21, 1989.
    Office of Conservation and Preservation.--Funding is 
provided for the Office of Conservation and Preservation to 
develop and coordinate programs directly related to the 
conservation and protection of Senate records and materials for 
which the Secretary of the Senate has statutory authority.
    Book Preservation.--Funding is provided for the Office of 
Conservation and Preservation to use outside sources for the 
preservation and protection of the Senate book collection, 
including historically valuable documents under the care of the 
Secretary of the Senate.
    Office of Public Records.--Funding is provided for expenses 
of the Office of Public Records. This office has evolved 
through various pieces of legislation and various 
responsibilities authorized by the Federal Election Campaign 
Act, as amended, the Ethics in Government Act, as amended, and 
the Lobbying Disclosure Act, as amended. Public Law 92-342, 
July 10, 1972, authorizes the Secretary of the Senate to 
procure technical support services, consultants, use of 
detailed employees and travel expenses in carrying out his 
duties under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971. The 
Office of Public Records is mentioned for the first time in 
Public Law 93-145, November 1, 1973, which authorizes the 
Secretary of the Senate to appoint and fix the compensation of 
a superintendent and other position for the Office of Public 
Records. In addition, under the authority of Public Law 95-521, 
October 26, 1978 (Ethics in Government Act) reports filed under 
section 101 shall be available for public inspection and a copy 
of the report shall be provided to any person upon request. Any 
person requesting a copy of a report may be require to pay a 
reasonable fee to cover the cost of reproduction. Any moneys 
received by the Secretary shall be deposited into the Office of 
Public Records Revolving Fund under the authority of Public Law 
101-163, November 21, 1989. The office also performs functions 
under the Senate Select Committee on Ethics, such as 
registration of mass mailings; and under the Lobbying 
Disclosure Act.
    Disbursing Office.--Funding is provided for expenses 
incurred in the operation of the disbursing office. Typical 
expenses for this office include online access charges for 
Department of Treasury systems, notary bonds, seals and 
supplies, necessary supplies in conjunction with the various 
machinery maintained in the office, which are not available in 
the stationery room, and necessary insurance policies required 
for the protection of the disbursing officer of the Senate for 
moneys assigned to his accountability.
    Office of Captioning Services.--Funding is provided for the 
closed captioning of the televised Senate floor proceedings for 
the hearing impaired. Closed captioning was first authorized 
under the authority of Public Law 101-163, November 21, 1989.
    Senate Chief Counsel for Employment.--Funding is provided 
for the Office of the Senate Chief Counsel for Employment. This 
office is a nonpartisan office formed in May 1993 at the 
direction of the joint leadership and is charged with providing 
legal advice and representation of Senate offices in all areas 
of employment law.

             SERGEANT AT ARMS AND DOORKEEPER OF THE SENATE

Appropriations, 2003....................................    $114,423,000
Budget estimate, 2004...................................     149,969,000
Committee recommendation................................     136,843,000

    The Committee recommends the appropriation of $136,843,000 
for expenses of the Sergeant at Arms. The increase of 
$22,420,000 over the enacted level is attributable primarily to 
a new Senate warehouse/mail processing facility, projects 
related to the Capitol Visitor Center [CVC], and information 
technology support costs.
    The reduction of $13,126,000 from the amount requested is 
the result primarily of changes in strategies from owning to 
leasing a warehouse and for the manner of operating the 
alternate computer facility.
    The amount recommended includes $30,835,000 to remain 
available for obligation until September 30, 2006. This 
includes $10,315,000 for the purchase of computer equipment and 
software for Member offices and Committees; $5,175,000 for the 
Recording Studio relocation to the CVC; $6,300,000 for the fit-
out of a new mail processing facility/warehouse; $3,801,000 for 
Phase V of the Recording Studio digital technology upgrade 
project; $2,744,000 for enhanced security of Member state 
offices; and $2,500,000 for moving and upgrading the 
infrastructure of the Senate Chamber audio system in 
conjunction with the move to the CVC. The Committee 
recommendation also includes $4,255,000 for procurement and 
maintenance of Members' correspondence management systems to 
remain available for obligation until September 30, 2008.
    The Sergeant at Arms structure reflects seven major 
divisions: Capitol Division, Operations Division, Technology 
Development Services Division, IT Support Services Division, 
Office Support Services Division, Staff Offices Division, and 
the SMI Project Division. The Capitol Division consists of the 
Executive Office of the Sergeant at Arms and the Office of 
Security and Emergency Preparedness. These Offices provide the 
executive management and leadership of the Sergeant at Arms for 
day to day operations; for security of the Senate side of the 
Capitol complex; and for liaison with the United States Capitol 
Police. The Operations Division provides printing, mailing, 
photographic and recording studio services and also furnishes 
and maintains the Senate side of the Capitol Building. The 
Technology Development Services Division supports enterprise 
information technology systems, applications development, 
Internet/intranet services, information security, and network 
engineering. The IT Support Services Division provides desktop 
computer support; correspondence management system acquisition, 
maintenance and support; telecommunications equipment and 
services; general office equipment; and new technology 
assessment. The Office Support Division includes desktop 
computer acquisition, state office liaison, and customer 
support. The Staff Offices Division includes Financial 
Management, Human Resources, The Joint Office of Education and 
Training, Administrative Services, and Information Technology 
Advisor. The SMI Project includes the implementation of the new 
e-mail system.
    The following table compares the component categories 
within this account for fiscal years 2003 and 2004.

         EXPENSES--OFFICE OF THE SERGEANT AT ARMS AND DOORKEEPER
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                         2004 Committee
                                         2003 level      recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Capitol Division....................             5,159             4,410
Operations..........................            12,926            28,724
Technology Development Services.....            20,810            25,059
IT Support Services.................            44,221            48,995
Office Support Services.............            24,656            27,335
Staff Offices Division..............             1,909             1,816
SMI Project.........................             4,742               504
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total.........................           114,423           136,843
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee requests that the Sergeant at Arms provide to 
the Committee a spending plan prior to the beginning of fiscal 
year 2004. Any deviation of more than 10 percent cumulatively 
from the level for each item in the spending plan will require 
the customary approval of the Committee.

                          MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS

Appropriations, 2003....................................     $18,355,500
Budget estimate, 2004...................................      19,268,000
Committee recommendation................................      18,425,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $18,425,000 
for miscellaneous items, a decrease of $843,000 below the 
budget estimate.
    Any deviation of more than 10 percent cumulatively from the 
stated levels for each item will require the customary prior 
approval of the Committee.
    The following table sets forth the apportionment of funds 
under this appropriation:

                       FISCAL YEAR 2004 BUDGET--MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS APPORTIONMENT SCHEDULE
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                                                                     AMOUNT
                                                                   AUTHORIZED        BUDGET
                              ITEM                                 FISCAL YEAR      ESTIMATE        DIFFERENCE
                                                                   2003 PUBLIC     FISCAL YEAR
                                                                    LAW 108-7         2004
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Resolution and reorganization reserve..........................      $2,500,000      $2,500,000              $0
Unallocated....................................................       6,843,000       6,000,000       (-843,000)
Reserve for contingencies (miscellaneous items)................         600,000         900,000        +300,000
Employees' compensation fund reimbursement (worker's                    744,000         805,500         +61,500
 compensation).................................................
Mailing of Town Meeting Notices (Public Law 107-68, dated Nov.          500,000         500,000               0
 12, 2001).....................................................
Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program (S. Res. 193, dated Sep. 30,         350,000         350,000               0
 1999, as amended) (expires Sep. 30, 2004).....................
John Heinz Fellowship Program (S. Res. 356, dated Oct. 7, 1992,          71,000          71,000               0
 S. Res. 238, dated Jul. 1, 1994, and S. Res. 180 dated Sep.
 30, 1999) (expires Sep. 30, 2004).............................
Reception of foreign dignitaries (S. Res. 247, dated Feb. 7,             30,000          30,000               0
 1962, as amended by S. Res. 370, dated Oct. 10, 2000).........
Foreign travel--Members and employees (S. Res. 179, dated May           125,000         125,000               0
 25, 1977).....................................................
Federal employees compensation account (Public Law 96-499,            1,750,000       1,750,000               0
 dated Dec. 5, 1980) (Unemployment Compensation)...............
Conferences for the Majority and Minority (Public Laws: 97-51,          200,000         250,000         +50,000
 dated Jan. 3, 1983, 101-250, dated Nov. 5, 1990, and 107-68,
 dated Nov. 12, 2001)..........................................
Policy Committees for the Majority and Minority (Public Law 104-        150,000         150,000               0
 53, dated Nov. 19, 1995)......................................
Postage........................................................           6,000       \1\ 6,000               0
Stationery.....................................................          16,500      \2\ 16,500               0
Consultants--including agency contributions (2 USC 61h-6 as           2,500,000       3,000,000        +500,000
 amended)......................................................
National Security Working Group (S. Res. 75, March 25, 1999)            700,000         700,000               0
 (expires Dec. 31, 2004).......................................
Committee on Appropriations (Public Law 105-275, dated Oct. 21,         950,000         950,000               0
 1998).........................................................
Senate Child Care Center:
    Agency Contribution costs authorized by Public Laws 102-90,         300,000         300,000               0
     dated Aug. 14, 1991 and 103-50, dated Jul. 2, 1993........
    Training classes, conferences, & travel expenses as                  20,000          21,000           1,000
     authorized by Public Law 104-197, dated Sep. 16, 1996.....
                                                                ------------------------------------------------
        Total..................................................      18,355,500      18,425,000         +69,500
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\1\ Postage Apportionment (Fiscal Year 2004):
        President of the Senate............................      $2,700
        Secretary for the Majority.........................       1,100
        Secretary for the Minority.........................       1,100
        Chaplain...........................................       1,100
                                                       ---------------

          Total............................................       6,000
\2\ Stationery Apportionment (Fiscal year 2004):
        President of the Senate............................      $8,000
        Conference of the Majority.........................         300
        Conference of the Minority.........................         300
        Chaplain...........................................         700
        Senate Chamber.....................................       7,200
                                                       ---------------

          Total............................................      16,500
    Resolution and Reorganization Reserve.--This line item is 
used to cover the costs of Senate resolutions and public laws 
that authorize expenditures from the contingent fund of the 
Senate that do not have specific appropriations for such 
purpose.
    Reserve for Contingencies.--This is a Committee on Rules 
and Administration line item which includes payment for 
gratuities for family members of deceased Senate employees; 
damage to automobiles in the Senate parking lots; contractual, 
legal, and administrative services; and miscellaneous expenses.
    Employees' Compensation Fund Reimbursements (Worker's 
Compensation).--Reimbursements made to the U.S. Department of 
Labor for total benefits and other payments made on behalf of 
Senate employees from the employees' compensation fund.
    Reception of Foreign Dignitaries.--The Committee on Foreign 
Relations is authorized to expend not to exceed $30,000 each 
fiscal year to receive foreign dignitaries under the authority 
of Senate Resolution 247, agreed to February 7, 1962, as 
amended.
    Jacob K. Javits Fellowship Program.--This fellowship 
program was first authorized by S. Res. 425, agreed to June 23, 
1988, for a 5-year period ending June 22, 1993, and 
reauthorized by S. Res. 193 through September 30, 2004. The 
authorized funding level of $350,000 each fiscal year provides 
for up to 10 fellows each fiscal year. The appointing authority 
is the Secretary of the Senate.
    John Heinz Fellowship Program.--This fellowship program was 
first authorized by S. Res. 356 and extended by S. Res. 238, 
and S. Res. 180. It is authorized through September 30, 2004 
and provides for up to 2 fellows each calendar year. The 
appointing authority is the Secretary of the Senate.
    Foreign travel--Members and Employees.--Senate Resolution 
179, agreed to May 25, 1977, authorized payment from the 
contingent fund of the Senate, of the domestic portion of 
transportation costs and travel expenses incurred by Members 
and employees of the Senate when engaged in authorized foreign 
travel.
    Federal Employees' Compensation Account (Unemployment 
Compensation).--This line item provides for expenses incurred 
for the Senate to reimburse the Federal employees' compensation 
account, pursuant to Public Law 96-499, approved December 5, 
1980, for unemployment compensation payments made to Senate 
employees.
    Conferences for the Majority and Minority.--The amount 
recommended provides for the expenses of the majority and 
minority conference committees.
    Policy Committees for the Majority and Minority.--The 
amount recommended provides for the expenses of the majority 
and minority policy committees.
    Postage.--Provides for postage allowances for the President 
of the Senate, Secretary of the Majority, Secretary of the 
Minority, and Senate Chaplain.
    Stationery.--Provides funds for stationery and office 
supplies for the President of the Senate, conference committees 
of the Senate, Office of the Chaplain, and the Senate Chamber.
    Consultants--Including Agency Contributions.--Provides 
authority for the appointment and payment of consultants to the 
majority and minority leaders, president pro tempore, president 
pro tempore emeritus, and the legislative counsel. The 
following summarizes the current authority and limitations:
    Majority leader: Nine consultants at not to exceed the 
daily rate for maximum standing committee rate. All of the 
consultants may be appointed at an annual rate of compensation 
not to exceed the maximum annual rate for a standing committee.
    Minority leader: Nine consultants at not to exceed the 
daily rate for maximum standing committee rate. All of the 
consultants may be appointed at an annual rate of compensation 
not to exceed the maximum annual rate for a standing committee.
    Legislative counsel (subject to President Pro Tempore 
approval): Two consultants at not to exceed the daily rate for 
maximum standing committee rate. All of the consultants may be 
appointed at an annual rate of compensation not to exceed the 
maximum annual rate for a standing committee.
    President Pro Tempore: Two consultants at not to exceed the 
daily rate for maximum standing committee rate. The consultants 
may be appointed at an annual rate of compensation not to 
exceed the maximum annual rate for a standing committee.
    President Pro Tempore Emeritus: One consultant at not to 
exceed the daily rate for maximum standing committee rate. The 
consultants may be appointed at an annual rate of compensation 
not to exceed the maximum annual rate for a standing committee.
    Senate National Security Working Group.--Provides funding 
for the Senate National Security Working Group, under the 
authority of Senate Resolution 75, agreed to March 25, 1999. 
The Senate National Security Working Group was formerly the 
Senate Arms Control Observer Group.
    Committee on Appropriations.--Pursuant to Public Law 105-
275 provides funding for administrative expenses for the 
Committee on Appropriations.
    Senate Employees' Child Care Center--Agency 
Contributions.--Provides for the payment of agency contribution 
costs as authorized by Public Law 102-90, approved August 14, 
1991, and Public Law 103-50, approved July 2, 1993, for 
employees of the Senate Employees Child Care Center.
    Senate Employees' Child Care Center--Training Classes and 
Conference Costs.--Provides for the reimbursement of any 
individual employed by the Senate Employees' Child Care Center 
for the cost of training classes and conferences in connection 
with the provision of child care services and for travel, 
transportation, and subsistence expenses incurred in connection 
with the training classes and conferences, as authorized by 
Public Law 104-197, approved September 16, 1996.
    Student Loan Repayment Program.--Provides for the repayment 
of student loans at a maximum of $500 per month, for eligible 
employees at the discretion of the employing office, to enhance 
recruitment and retention of Senate staff.

        SENATORS' OFFICIAL PERSONNEL AND OFFICE EXPENSE ACCOUNT

Appropriations, 2003....................................    $290,160,776
Budget estimate, 2004...................................     322,061,000
Committee recommendation................................     310,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation for fiscal year 
2004 of $310,000,000 for the Senators' Official Personnel and 
Office Expense Account.
    This account funds salaries and benefits of Senators' 
staffs as well as the office expense allowance for Senators' 
offices. The Senators' official personnel and office expense 
allowance [SOPOEA] is comprised of three components. Two of 
these are for salaries of personnel in Senators' offices. The 
allowance for administrative and clerical assistance is based 
on the population of States, beginning with States with a 
population of fewer than 5 million people to States with a 
population of 28 million or more. The table illustrates the 
allowances per population category and the States which fall 
into those categories.
    The second component of the salaries allowance is for 
legislative assistance to Senators, as authorized by Public Law 
95-94. This allowance provides funding for three positions in 
each Senator's office at an annual rate of $150,159 for a total 
of $450,477 per office, or $45,047,700 for all 100 Senators.
    The third component of the SOPOEA is for office expenses. 
Each Senator's office is allocated an amount for office 
expenses, as displayed in the following table, including the 
Committee on Rules and Administration's reallocations of the 
official mail. In addition, an amount of $200,000 is provided 
to cover additional expenses that may be incurred in the event 
of the death or resignation of a Senator, and to provide for 
transitional expenses during election years subject to 
regulations set by the Committee on Rules and Administration 
with respect to official mail.
    It should be noted that the amounts provided for the 
various components of the SOPOEA are entirely fungible. Amounts 
provided for salaries may be used for expenses, and vice versa, 
subject to regulations set by the Committee on Rules and 
Administration with respect to official mail. It should also be 
noted that the figures in the following table are preliminary, 
and that official notification of member budgets is issued by 
the Financial Clerk of the Senate after final passage of this 
bill.
    The following table illustrates the several components of 
the SOPOEA.

                       SENATORS' PERSONNEL AND OFFICE EXPENSE ALLOWANCE--FISCAL YEAR 2004
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                     Admin. &       Legislative
                                   cler. assist.      assist.        O.O.E.A.      Official mail       Total
              State               allowance  10/  allowance  10/  allowance  10/   distribution   allowance  10/
                                      1/2003          1/2003          1/2003         10/1/2003        1/2003
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Alabama.........................      $1,685,301        $450,477        $184,759         $68,459      $2,320,537
Alaska..........................       1,685,301         450,477         253,392          31,792       2,389,170
Arizona.........................       1,742,612         450,477         202,523          73,548       2,395,612
Arkansas........................       1,685,301         450,477         169,716          51,466       2,305,494
California......................       2,833,718         450,477         467,800         298,850       3,751,995
Colorado........................       1,685,301         450,477         191,179          67,079       2,326,957
Connecticut.....................       1,685,301         450,477         161,284          55,709       2,297,062
Delaware........................       1,685,301         450,477         128,567          32,742       2,264,345
Florida.........................       2,373,061         450,477         310,046         189,846       3,133,584
Georgia.........................       1,914,554         450,477         218,672         102,372       2,583,703
Hawaii..........................       1,685,301         450,477         280,466          35,466       2,416,244
Idaho...........................       1,685,301         450,477         165,403          37,403       2,301,181
Illinois........................       2,143,806         450,477         267,064         128,339       2,861,347
Indiana.........................       1,799,927         450,477         196,985          80,685       2,447,389
Iowa............................       1,685,301         450,477         171,793          52,568       2,307,571
Kansas..........................       1,685,301         450,477         169,559          50,334       2,305,337
Kentucky........................       1,685,301         450,477         178,986          63,661       2,314,764
Louisiana.......................       1,685,301         450,477         187,280          67,080       2,323,058
Maine...........................       1,685,301         450,477         148,960          38,510       2,284,738
Maryland........................       1,742,612         450,477         172,454          71,754       2,365,543
Massachusetts...................       1,799,927         450,477         196,424          82,074       2,446,828
Michigan........................       2,029,181         450,477         237,049         112,949       2,716,707
Minnesota.......................       1,742,612         450,477         189,424          69,224       2,382,513
Mississippi.....................       1,685,301         450,477         170,504          52,254       2,306,282
Missouri........................       1,742,612         450,477         199,067          77,892       2,392,156
Montana.........................       1,685,301         450,477         162,813          34,813       2,298,591
Nebraska........................       1,685,301         450,477         161,393          41,193       2,297,171
Nevada..........................       1,685,301         450,477         174,585          44,635       2,310,363
New Hampshire...................       1,685,301         450,477         143,598          37,048       2,279,376
New Jersey......................       1,914,554         450,477         206,986          96,536       2,572,017
New Mexico......................       1,685,301         450,477         167,514          42,439       2,303,292
New York........................       2,503,707         450,477         323,122         177,572       3,277,306
North Carolina..................       1,914,554         450,477         218,009         105,609       2,583,040
North Dakota....................       1,685,301         450,477         150,612          31,387       2,286,390
Ohio............................       2,086,494         450,477         257,755         127,805       2,794,726
Oklahoma........................       1,685,301         450,477         181,832          58,707       2,317,610
Oregon..........................       1,685,301         450,477         190,850          57,975       2,326,628
Pennsylvania....................       2,143,806         450,477         265,200         136,225       2,859,483
Rhode Island....................       1,685,301         450,477         139,286          34,686       2,275,064
South Carolina..................       1,685,301         450,477         174,774          64,324       2,310,552
South Dakota....................       1,685,301         450,477         152,483          32,283       2,288,261
Tennessee.......................       1,742,612         450,477         195,781          79,481       2,388,870
Texas...........................       2,577,044         450,477         362,333         212,883       3,389,854
Utah............................       1,685,301         450,477         170,720          42,720       2,306,498
Vermont.........................       1,685,301         450,477         137,321          31,746       2,273,099
Virginia........................       1,857,240         450,477         196,224          89,674       2,503,941
Washington......................       1,799,927         450,477         215,829          80,029       2,466,233
West Virginia...................       1,685,301         450,477         149,151          43,576       2,284,929
Wisconsin.......................       1,742,612         450,477         193,156          73,931       2,386,245
Wyoming.........................       1,685,301         450,477         153,788          30,663       2,289,566
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      TOTAL.....................      91,020,901      22,523,850      10,064,471       3,800,000     123,609,222
                                            x  2            x  2            x  2            x  2            x  2
                                 -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      GRAND TOTAL...............     182,041,802      45,047,700      20,128,942       7,600,000     247,218,444
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    According to the most recent employment data compiled by 
the Secretary of the Senate, as of April 30, 2003, there were 
4,090 individuals employed in Senators' offices throughout the 
United States and covered by this appropriation.

  U.S. SENATORS' STAFF AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 1993-2001 AND APRIL 30, 2003
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               Number of
                             Year                                Staff
------------------------------------------------------------------------
1993.........................................................      4,262
1994.........................................................      4,142
1995.........................................................      4,112
1996.........................................................      3,959
1997.........................................................      4,044
1998.........................................................      4,022
1999.........................................................      4,039
2000.........................................................      4,072
2001.........................................................      3,964
2002.........................................................      4,121
2003.........................................................      4,090
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    In addition to providing funds for compensation of 
employees within Senators' offices, this appropriation also 
provides for agency contributions for those employees; that is, 
the Senate's share, as an employer, of the various employee 
benefit programs for which Senate employees are eligible. These 
payments are mandatory, and fluctuate according to the programs 
in which employees are enrolled, the level of compensation, and 
the degree of participation. Budget requests for this account 
prepared by the Financial Clerk must be based on both 
experience and evaluation of trends. The fiscal year 2004 
request for this account anticipates $73,147,000 in agency 
contribution costs.
    The amount recommended by the Committee for the SOPOEA is 
less than would be required to cover all obligations that could 
be incurred under the authorized allowances for all Senators. 
The Committee is able to recommend an appropriation of a lesser 
amount than potentially necessary because Senators typically do 
not obligate funds up to the absolute ceiling of their 
respective allowances. Evidence of this can be found in the 
semiannual report of the Secretary of the Senate.

                       SENATE OFFICIAL MAIL COSTS

Appropriations, 2003....................................        $300,000
Budget estimate, 2004...................................         300,000
Committee recommendation................................         300,000

    For the official mail costs of the Senate, the Committee 
recommends an appropriation of $300,000, which is the same as 
the budget request.

                       Administrative Provisions

    Sec. 1. This provision increases by $50,000 the allowance 
for administrative and clerical assistance.
    Sec. 2. This provision eliminates the ceiling for payment 
of expenses of the majority and minority conferences.
    Sec. 3. This section includes several provisions relating 
to the Senate Commission on Art. It (1) addresses the authority 
of the Senate Commission on Art with regard to works of art, 
historical objects, documents, or material relating to 
historical matters, or exhibits for placement or exhibition in 
the Senate Wing of the Capitol or the Senate Office Buildings; 
(2) provides the Commission the authority to establish Advisory 
Boards to assist the Commission in the performance of its 
duties, and to reimburse members of such Boards the actual and 
necessary expenses incurred in the performance of their duties; 
(3) establishes a Senate Preservation Fund; and (4) includes 
two administrative changes relative to the Senate Commission on 
Art.
    Sec. 4. This provision increases the statutory limit for 
expenses for orientation seminars sponsored by the Secretary of 
the Senate or Sergeant at Arms from $10,000 to $25,000. The 
limit was last adjusted over 10 years ago.
    Sec. 5. This provision authorizes increase in the expense 
allowances for certain officers of the Senate.
    Sec. 6. This provision increases by one each, the number of 
consultants authorized for the majority and minority leaders 
for fiscal year 2004.

                              JOINT ITEMS


         Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies

Appropriations, 2003....................................................
Budget estimate, 2004...................................................
Committee recommendation................................      $1,250,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,250,000 for 
the Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies.

                        Joint Economic Committee

Appropriations, 2003....................................      $3,658,000
Budget estimate, 2004...................................       3,988,000
Committee recommendation................................       3,988,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,988,000 for 
the Joint Economic Committee. This is an increase of $330,000 
over the enacted level needed for cost-of-living increases and 
two additional positions.

                      Joint Committee on Taxation

Appropriations, 2003....................................      $7,593,000
Budget estimate, 2004...................................       8,112,000
Committee recommendation................................       8,112,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $8,112,000 for 
salaries and expenses of the Joint Committee on Taxation. This 
is an increase of $519,000 over the enacted level primarily to 
accommodate cost-of-living increases.

                   Office of the Attending Physician

Appropriations, 2003....................................      $2,981,000
Budget estimate, 2004...................................       2,236,000
Committee recommendation................................       2,236,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $2,236,000 for 
the Office of the Attending Physician. The Office was first 
established by House Resolution 253, adopted December 5, 1928. 
The decrease below the current level is due to several one-time 
expenditures in fiscal year 2003.

               Capitol Guide and Special Services Office

Appropriations, 2003....................................      $3,035,000
Budget estimate, 2004...................................       3,511,000
Committee recommendation................................       3,511,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,511,000 for 
the Capitol Guide and Special Services Office. This provides 
for 70 full-time equivalent employees.

                      Statements of Appropriations

Appropriations, 2003....................................         $30,000
Budget estimate, 2004...................................          30,000
Committee recommendation................................          30,000

    The Committee recommends $30,000 for the preparation of 
detailed statements of appropriations as required by law. This 
account is used as payment for the preparation of the volumes, 
``Statements on Appropriations,'' for the first session of the 
108th Congress. These volumes show annual appropriations made, 
indefinite appropriations, and contracts authorized, along with 
a chronological history of regular appropriations bills. The 
volumes are compiled jointly by the Senate and House Committees 
on Appropriations pursuant to a directive in the Legislative 
Appropriations Act of June 7, 1924.

                             Capitol Police

                                                             Recommended

Salaries................................................    $207,000,000
Expenses................................................      33,000,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, Capitol Police.............................     240,000,000

    The Committee recommends $240,000,000 for the U.S. Capitol 
Police. A significant increase is provided in the salaries 
account to increase the size of the force, improve training, 
and improve the administrative infrastructure of the agency.
    While the Committee supports USCP's efforts to enhance 
security for the Capitol complex by increasing the force size, 
the Committee is concerned there is not a strategic plan to 
guide this endeavor. USCP is strongly encouraged, working with 
GAO, to develop expeditiously a strategic plan and vision for 
the Department, including staffing requirements, with a 
framework in place prior to conference with the other body.
    It has come to the attention of the Committee that the 
Chief Administrative Officer position will soon become vacant. 
This position was established by law to assist the USCP in its 
efforts to address budget, financial, human resource, and 
information technology management deficiencies. As the USCP 
continues to respond to demands associated with post-September 
11 issues, including unprecedented growth and challenges 
associated with upgrading and modifying their existing 
administrative infrastructure, it is essential that this 
position be filled quickly and with a highly qualified 
individual. This should be done while ensuring that merit 
principles are followed in the selection process. Therefore, 
the Committee directs the Chief of the Capitol Police to 
consult with the Comptroller General on the recruiting and 
selection process used to fill the CAO position. The Chief 
should also consult with the Comptroller General prior to the 
appointment of the new CAO.

                                SALARIES

Appropriations, 2003....................................    $174,533,000
Budget estimate, 2004...................................     218,268,000
Committee recommendation................................     207,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $207,000,000 
for the salaries of the U.S. Capitol Police [USCP]. The 
increase of $32,467,000 is needed primarily to increase 
staffing over the fiscal year 2003 approved level, for a total 
approved level of 2,106 FTEs, as well as accommodate cost of 
living pay increases and new benefit programs. The 
recommendation includes 1,717 sworn officers (1,771 positions), 
consistent with the recommendation of several security studies 
of USCP postings conducted in the last few years. Owing to the 
slow hiring of civilian staff in fiscal year 2003, coupled with 
the lack of a strategic plan, the Committee has reduced salary 
funding from the requested level for fiscal year 2004 for 
civilian positions. A total of 389 civilian FTE (451 positions) 
are included, an increase of 63 FTE over fiscal year 2003.
    The Committee notes that the force size will have grown by 
500 officers by the end of fiscal year 2004 compared to fiscal 
year 2002, an increase of 39 percent.
    The amount provided covers salaries, benefits, and overtime 
costs. Capitol Police personnel are also eligible for hazardous 
duty pay and comparability pay similar to locality pay 
adjustments granted other Federal law enforcement personnel in 
the Washington, DC, area.
    The Committee notes GAO's ongoing oversight of USCP 
administrative issues, including strategic planning and human 
resource management. The Committee expects to review GAO's 
first semi-annual report on these matters prior to conference 
with the other body. GAO's findings and recommendations could 
alter the Committee's recommendation for the USCP staffing.

                            general expenses

Appropriations, 2003 \1\................................     $65,675,000
Budget estimate, 2004...................................      72,242,000
Committee recommendation................................      33,000,000

\1\ Includes $37,758,000 in supplemental appropriations (Public Law 108-
11).

    The Committee recommends $33,000,000 for general expenses 
of the Capitol Police, an increase of $4,083,000 over fiscal 
year 2003, excluding the supplemental. The Committee notes that 
fiscal year 2003 ``savings'' of approximately $10,000,000 from 
the salaries account are being redeployed for fiscal year 2004 
expense requirements.
    Expenses include office supplies and equipment, laundry and 
dry-cleaning, communications, motor vehicles, uniforms and 
equipment, investigations, training, and miscellaneous items.
    The Committee has fully funded the USCP request for a 
mounted horse unit.

                       Administrative Provisions

    Sec. 1001. The Committee has included a routine provision 
which allows for funds to be transferred between the 
``Salaries'' and ``General expenses'' accounts.
    Sec. 1002. This provision authorizes Capitol Police to 
carry a weapon that is different from the weapon furnished by 
the Department during periods when the member or officer is not 
on duty. Such weapons would be specifically authorized by the 
USCP but would not be purchased with appropriated funds.
    Sec. 1003. This provision clarifies authority of USCP 
counsel to appear before courts. The authority is similar to 
that provided to House and Senate counsels, and is necessary 
since House and Senate counsels are no longer responsible for 
Capitol Police and Police Board legal representation.
    Sec. 1004. This section redefines the jurisdictional 
authority of the Capitol Police for purposes of implementing 
effectively the truck interdiction program.
    The Committee emphasizes that this extended jurisdiction is 
intended for the sole purpose of implementing the truck 
interdiction program. The Chief of the Capitol Police is to 
issue a written policy, to be approved by the Capitol Police 
Board and submitted to the House and Senate Committees on 
Appropriations and appropriate authorizing committees, for 
implementing the extended jurisdiction authority.
    Sec. 1005. This provision provides Capitol Police 
retirement benefits to the hazardous material team members in a 
manner similar to that which is provided to other Federal 
firefighters and law enforcement officers.

                          OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE


                         Salaries and Expenses

Appropriations, 2003....................................      $2,157,000
Budget estimate, 2004...................................       2,518,000
Committee recommendation................................       2,255,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $2,255,000 for 
the salaries and expenses of the Office of Compliance, an 
increase of $98,000 over fiscal year 2003. Funding is not 
recommended for an additional FTE, pending completion of the 
ongoing general management review being conducted by the 
General Accounting Office.

                      CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE


                         Salaries and Expenses

Appropriations, 2003....................................     $31,892,000
Budget estimate, 2004...................................      33,993,000
Committee recommendation................................      33,612,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $33,612,000 
for the Congressional Budget Office. The amount recommended 
represents an increase of $1,720,000 over the enacted level to 
cover all mandatory and price level increases and one 
additional FTE.

                        ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL

    The Committee has recommended a funding level of 
$357,794,000 and an FTE level of 1,470 for all activities of 
the Architect of the Capitol. Excluded are House items which 
are traditionally left for consideration by that body.
    The following table shows the request and the Committee 
recommendation:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                      Fiscal year--
                                                          -------------------------------------       2004
                      Appropriation                               2003                           recommendation
                                                           appropriation \1\    2004 request
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
General Administration...................................        $58,957,000      $158,570,000       $71,697,000
Capitol Building.........................................         32,985,000        52,368,000        27,777,000
Capitol Grounds..........................................          8,302,000         6,986,000         6,986,000
Senate Office Buildings..................................         64,449,000        66,063,000        63,388,000
Capitol Power Plant......................................        124,300,000       102,157,000        88,979,000
Library Buildings and Grounds............................         37,277,000        47,108,000        41,620,000
Capitol Police Buildings and Grounds.....................         63,885,000         2,970,000         3,308,000
Botanic Garden...........................................          6,063,000        10,919,000         6,239,000
Capitol Visitor Center...................................  .................  ................        47,800,000
                                                          ------------------------------------------------------
      Total..............................................        396,218,000       447,141,000       357,794,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Reflects Supplemental funding totaling $63,919,000.

                         General Administration

Appropriations, 2003....................................     $58,957,000
Budget estimate, 2004...................................     158,570,000
Committee recommendation................................      71,697,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $71,697,000 
for general administration. This will accommodate an FTE level 
of 315. A total of $4,200,000 is made available until September 
30, 2008.
    The reduction from the budget request reflects the movement 
of 47 full-time equivalent employees and associated costs to 
the Capitol Power Plant account which more appropriately should 
be managed by that jurisdiction (Emergency Management and 
Control Systems Branch, the Electrical Power Branch, and the 
Electronics Engineering Division). In addition, the projects to 
replace high-voltage switchgear have been moved to the 
respective jurisdictions where the projects will be 
implemented. Finally, the Committee has recommended funds for 
the purchase of the alternate computing facility through the 
transfer of funds originally made available in Public Law 107-
38, the fiscal year 2001 supplemental rather than through a new 
appropriation as requested by the AOC. However, the Committee 
is concerned that there is no comprehensive plan for the use of 
the full facility. Without such a plan prior to conference on 
this bill, the Committee will be reluctant to support the 
purchase of this facility this year.
    The General Administration appropriation provides funding 
for salaries and related benefits of the Architect, officers, 
administrative and support staff, including engineering and 
architecture employees. This account also provides for 
administrative items such as agency-wide contractual services; 
surveys and studies; information technology; and safety 
engineering operations.
    The following table displays the budget detail.

                         GENERAL ADMINISTRATION
                     [Request versus recommendation]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Committee
                Item                  Amount requested   recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
  FISCAL YEAR 2004 OPERATING BUDGET

Personal Services...................       $39,690,000       $35,814,000
Rent, Communications, Utilities &            8,530,000         8,530,000
 Travel.............................
Other Services......................        23,782,000        22,444,000
Supplies............................           328,000           305,000
Equipment...........................           254,000           254,000
                                     -----------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget....        72,584,000        67,347,000
                                     ===================================
   FISCAL YEAR 2004 PROJECT BUDGET

Energy Conservation & Management               245,000  ................
 Studies............................
AOC Procurement Training Initiative.           150,000           150,000
Bucket Truck........................            75,000  ................
Flat Bed Truck......................            44,000  ................
Conduct Energy Survey of Capitol             1,600,000  ................
 Complex............................
Replace High Voltage Switchgear in 9        18,672,000  ................
 Buildings..........................
Capitol Complex Master Plan.........         4,200,000         4,200,000
Alternate Computer Facility.........        61,000,000  ................
                                     -----------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget......        85,986,000         4,350,000
                                     ===================================
      Total, General Administration.       158,570,000        71,697,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Strategic Planning.--The Committee acknowledges that the 
Architect has submitted a draft strategic plan for the agency, 
and recognizes the important milestone this represents for the 
AOC. It is consistent with recommendations made by the General 
Accounting Office and helps provide a template for AOC 
operations. The plan should not be finalized until a Chief 
Operating Officer is appointed and has an opportunity to amend 
the plan wherever necessary. In addition, it must be 
accompanied by performance measures that will help to ensure 
the agency's goals are achieved. Further, once finalized this 
plan should be viewed as a dynamic document, to be used to 
guide day-to-day agency practices as well as long-range plans.
    Project Management.--The Committee continues to be 
concerned about project management in the AOC. The GAO Report 
on Management and Accountability (GAO-03-231) noted that the 
implementation of project management best practices has been 
uneven throughout the Agency. The Committee directs the AOC to 
identify core competencies for project managers and contracting 
officers, and to use these core competencies as part of its 
process of the evaluation of current project managers and 
contracting officers and its hiring practices for new employees 
in these areas. Further, the Committee directs the AOC to 
review project management workforce improvement initiatives 
such as the Defense Acquisition Workforce Improvement Act and 
establish a comparable formal AOC program that incorporates 
professional standards and requirements, and implement a 
training development program in fiscal year 2004 to assure the 
continued development of core competencies.
    A report must be submitted to the Committee no later than 
120 days after the enactment of this Act that (1) describes and 
identifies the core competency program that will be used; (2) 
outlines how they are being used in the hiring process; (3) 
outlines the proposed core competency training program for 
fiscal year 2004; and (4) presents an overall plan that details 
the grade, title, organizational location, funding sources, and 
project assignment of all on-board and planned project 
managers, including total FTEs required in fiscal year 2004.
    Capital Improvements Plan.--The Committee is pleased to 
learn that the Architect has developed a formalized planning 
process that will result in a 5-year Capital Improvements Plan 
[CIP] that will enable the Congress to assess its outyear 
construction requirements and associated costs. The Committee 
understands that a request for documentation needed to 
accomplish the CIP process has been included as part of AOC's 
internal call for development of the fiscal year 2005 budget 
request, and that this will facilitate preparation of the first 
annual CIP in September 2003. Therefore, the Committee 
anticipates that the AOC will include a CIP as an appendix to 
its formal fiscal year 2005 budget request. Additionally, the 
Committee expects that the CIP will include realistic cost 
projections for future consideration. The Committee also 
expects the AOC to include an outline of its planning process 
showing how that process will obtain necessary congressional 
approvals of CIP Components.
    Personnel Issues.--The Committee is concerned with the rate 
of growth in AOC administrative areas. The Architect is 
requested to conduct an in-depth analysis of all administrative 
positions to ensure that the positions are required for the 
conduct of business, that they are aligned to the AOC strategic 
plan, and that they are accurately assigned. This analysis 
should be made in conjunction with the superintendent's 
administrative staffs to eliminate duplication. The Committee 
reminds the Architect that previous report language instructed 
the exploration of contracting out some of these positions and 
strongly encourages the Architect to pursue contractor support 
in lieu of FTEs.
    In conjunction with this review, the Architect is directed 
to provide a separate study on the feasibility of the design 
and implementation of a cost accounting system that will allow 
charging jurisdictions for overhead services, as well as track 
costs. Additionally, the system design should allow accounting 
for the multiple charges of funding and FTEs to various 
accounts that are common characteristics of temporary projects 
and service employees. The Architect will provide to the 
Committees the analysis of General Administration positions and 
the study of the cost accounting system within 180 days of the 
passage of the bill.
    Recycling.--The Committee is encouraged by the progress 
with the AOC's recycling program. The Committee directs the 
Architect, in cooperation with the Senate Sergeant at Arms and 
any other appropriate Legislative Branch agencies, to implement 
the recommendations of the best practices review and to further 
develop and continue implementation of a pilot project to 
address electronic equipment waste recycling. The Committee 
expects the Architect to continue to provide quarterly reports 
on the recycling program, including the pilot electronic waste 
initiative.
    Fire-Retardant Paint.--The Committee recognizes the 
potential benefits of intumescent paint as a fire retardant. 
The Architect is directed to undertake an in-depth evaluation 
of the unique properties of this particular paint and how it 
could be used as a fire retardant. If this evaluation proves 
the value of using intumescent paint, the Committee urges its 
utilization wherever appropriate in Congressional buildings.

                            Capitol Building

Appropriations, 2003 \1\................................     $32,985,000
Budget estimate, 2004...................................      52,368,000
Committee recommendation................................      27,777,000

\1\ Reflects $1,100,000 supplemental appropriations (Public Law 108-11).

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $27,777,000 
for necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and operation 
of the Capitol. Of this, $12,302,000 is available until 
September 30, 2008.
    The recommendation is $24,591,000 below the budget request 
primarily owing to the reduction in funds for the Capitol 
Building Master Plan Phase II as full funding is premature at 
this time.
    The following table displays the budget detail.

                            CAPITOL BUILDING
                     [Request versus recommendation]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Committee
                Item                  Amount requested   recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
  FISCAL YEAR 2004 OPERATING BUDGET

Personal Services...................        $9,582,000        $9,582,000
Other Services......................         3,185,000         3,185,000
Supplies............................           504,000           504,000
Equipment...........................           197,000           197,000
                                     -----------------------------------
    Subtotal, Operating Budget......        13,468,000        13,468,000
                                     ===================================
   FISCAL YEAR 2004 PROJECT BUDGET

ADA Requirements....................           132,000           132,000
Elevator/Escalator Modernization               750,000           750,000
 Program............................
Replacement of Minton Tile..........           525,000           525,000
Computer, Telcom & Electrical                  300,000           300,000
 Support............................
Wayfinding and ADA Signage..........           130,000           130,000
Bird Control System.................           170,000           170,000
CVC Operations......................           891,000  ................
Study, Design, and Condition                   630,000           630,000
 Assessment.........................
Minor Construction..................         5,000,000         1,800,000
U.S. Capitol Master Plan Phase 2....        26,500,000         6,000,000
Improvements in the Rotunda.........           672,000           672,000
Restore Shutters & Upgrade Window              400,000           400,000
 Lighting...........................
Presidential Inaugural Stands.......         2,800,000         2,800,000
                                     -----------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget......        38,900,000        14,309,000
                                     ===================================
      Total, Capitol Building.......        52,368,000        27,777,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                            Capitol Grounds

Appropriations, 2003....................................      $8,302,000
Budget estimate, 2004...................................       6,986,000
Committee recommendation................................       6,986,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $6,986,000 for 
Capitol Grounds for the care and improvements of the grounds 
surrounding the Capitol, the Senate and House office buildings, 
and the Capitol Power Plant, of which $685,000 shall remain 
available until September 30, 2008.
    The amount recommended is $1,316,000 below the fiscal year 
2003 enacted level owing to a one-time power requirements 
appropriation for fiscal year 2003. The FTE authorized level 
will remain at 69, including any temporary construction staff 
assigned to projects.
    The following table displays the budget detail.

                             CAPITOL GROUNDS
                     [Request versus recommendation]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Committee
                Item                  Amount requested   recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
  FISCAL YEAR 2004 OPERATING BUDGET

Personal Services...................        $4,539,000        $4,539,000
Other Services......................         1,430,000         1,430,000
Supplies............................           192,000           192,000
Equipment...........................           140,000           140,000
                                     -----------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget....         6,301,000         6,301,000
                                     ===================================
   FISCAL YEAR 2004 PROJECT BUDGET

Renovation Former D.C. Lights.......           435,000           435,000
Wayfinding & ADA Compliant Signage..           100,000           100,000
Study, Design and Condition                    150,000           150,000
 Assessment.........................
                                     -----------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget......           685,000           685,000
                                     ===================================
      Total, Capitol Grounds........         6,986,000         6,986,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                        Senate Office Buildings

Appropriations, 2003....................................     $64,449,000
Budget estimate, 2004...................................      66,063,000
Committee recommendation................................      63,388,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $63,388,000 
for maintenance of the Senate office buildings, of which 
$17,433,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2008.
    The FTE authorized level is 556 FTEs, including any 
temporary construction staff assigned to Senate projects.
    The following table displays the budget detail.

                         SENATE OFFICE BUILDINGS
                     [Request versus recommendation]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Committee
                Item                  Amount requested   recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
  FISCAL YEAR 2004 OPERATING BUDGET

Personal Services...................       $28,776,000       $28,776,000
Rent, Communications, Utilities &            8,101,000         8,101,000
 Travel.............................
Other Services......................         5,102,000         5,102,000
Supplies............................         1,326,000         1,326,000
Equipment...........................         1,840,000         1,840,000
                                     -----------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget....        45,145,000        45,145,000
                                     ===================================
   FISCAL YEAR 2004 PROJECT BUDGET

Refinish Historic Woodwork..........           300,000           300,000
Repair/Replace Marble Floors & Clean           510,000           510,000
 Arch Surfaces......................
Renovate Restrooms, ADA, DSOB.......         2,692,000         2,692,000
Renovate Restrooms, ADA, HSOB.......         1,724,000         1,724,000
Minor Construction..................         5,000,000         5,000,000
Study, Design, and Condition                 1,000,000         1,000,000
 Assessment.........................
Replace Modular Furniture, HSOB.....         3,000,000         3,000,000
Wayfinding & ADA Signage, SOB.......         1,133,000         1,133,000
Replace Elevator, Webster Hall......           495,000           495,000
Replace Doors 3rd Floor Balcony.....           349,000           349,000
Replace Steam Humidifiers, HSOB.....         4,715,000  ................
Replace H.V. Switchgear, SOB........  ................         2,040,000
                                     -----------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget......        20,918,000        18,243,000
                                     ===================================
      Total, Senate Office Buildings        66,063,000        63,388,000
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                          Capitol Power Plant

Appropriations, 2003 \1\................................    $124,300,000
Budget estimate, 2004...................................     102,157,000
Committee recommendation................................      88,979,000

\1\ Includes $22,679,000 in supplemental appropriations (Public Law 108-
11).

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $88,979,000 
for the operations of the Capitol Power Plant. This is 
supplemented by $4,400,000 in reimbursements. Of the amount 
provided, $38,402,000 shall remain available until September 
30, 2008.
    The FTE authorized level will be 141, including any 
temporary construction staff assigned to projects.
    The increase above the current level reflects the movement 
of 47 FTE from the general administration appropriation. Other 
items which more appropriately belong in the Capitol Power 
Plant jurisdiction have also been moved from general 
administration. The other significant change from the request 
is the reduction of $18,779,000 from the West Refrigeration 
Plant expansion, which was funded in the fiscal year 2003 
supplemental appropriation. The recommended budget includes the 
final installation of funds required to complete the expansion 
of the West Refrigeration Plant.
    The Power Plant provides heat, light, power, and air-
conditioning for the Capitol, Senate and House office 
buildings, and the Library of Congress buildings; heat, light, 
and power for the Botanic Garden and the Senate and House 
Garages; light for the Capitol Grounds' street, park, and 
floodlighting system; steam heat for the Government Printing 
Office and Washington City Post Office, also known as Postal 
Square; and steam heat and air-conditioning for the Union 
Station complex, Folger Shakespeare Library, the Thurgood 
Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, and the U.S. Supreme Court 
Building on a reimbursable basis.
    Within the operating budget, 78 percent of the recommended 
amount is for the purchase of electricity from the local 
private utility, payment to the government of the District of 
Columbia for the provision of water and sewer services, and the 
procurement of boiler fuel, as displayed in the following 
table.

                FISCAL YEAR 2004 ESTIMATED UTILITY COSTS
------------------------------------------------------------------------

------------------------------------------------------------------------
Purchase of electrical energy...........................     $23,350,000
Purchase of natural gas.................................       4,529,000
Purchase of steam.......................................         456,000
Purchase of chilled water...............................         400,000
Purchase of coal........................................       3,466,000
Purchase of oil.........................................       2,000,000
Water and sewer payments................................       4,962,000
                                                         ---------------
      Total.............................................      39,163,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The balance of this appropriation supports a work force to 
operate and maintain the Power Plant.
    The following table displays the budget detail.

                           CAPITOL POWER PLANT
                     [Request versus recommendation]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Committee
               Item                  Amount requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 FISCAL YEAR 2004 OPERATING BUDGET

Personal Services.................        $6,810,000        $10,686,000
Rent, Communications, Utilities &         33,698,000         33,698,000
 Travel...........................
Other Services....................         2,412,000          3,750,000
Supplies..........................         6,271,000          6,294,000
Reimbursement.....................        (4,400,000)        (4,400,000)
                                   -------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget..        44,791,000         50,028,000
                                   =====================================
  FISCAL YEAR 2004 PROJECT BUDGET

Upgrade CAD Drawings for CPP......            85,000             85,000
Emergency Shoring and Repairs to             100,000            100,000
 Tunnels..........................
Contract Svs: Energy Conservation   .................           245,000
 & Mgmt Studies...................
Bucket Truck......................  .................            75,000
Flat Bed Truck....................  .................            44,000
Repair South Capitol Street Steam            711,000            711,000
 Line.............................
West Refrigeration Plant Expansion        40,800,000         22,021,000
Study, Design, and Condition               2,380,000          2,380,000
 Assessment.......................
Replace Utility Tunnel Expansion             440,000            440,000
 Joints...........................
Replace Stokers, Boilers 1&2......         1,200,000          1,200,000
Install Emergency Egress, Tunnel             350,000            350,000
 Access...........................
Install Oil Storage Tanks.........         4,200,000          4,200,000
Installation of Distributed                6,500,000          6,500,000
 Control System...................
Intrinsic Health Monitoring System           600,000            600,000
                                   -------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget....        57,366,000         38,951,000
                                   =====================================
      Total, Capitol Power Plant         102,157,000         88,979,000
       (net)......................
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                     Library Buildings and Grounds

Appropriations, 2003....................................     $37,277,000
Budget estimate, 2004...................................      47,108,000
Committee recommendation................................      41,620,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $41,620,000 
for the care and maintenance of the Library buildings and 
grounds by the Architect of the Capitol, of which $23,747,000 
shall remain available until September 30, 2008. The 
recommendation is $4,343,000 above the enacted amount for 
fiscal year 2003 and $5,488,000 below the budget request. The 
FTE ceiling is 153, including any temporary construction staff 
assigned to projects.
    The reduction from the budget request reflects the deferral 
of lower-priority projects. The increase from the enacted level 
reflects such projects as a new water tank at the Ft. Meade, MD 
storage location; replacing the halon fire suppression system; 
projects aimed at compliance with Americans with Disabilities 
Act [ADA] requirements; contract support for the Culpeper 
Audio-Visual Conservation Center which will become operational 
in fiscal year 2004; and the construction of security vaults 
for ``Platinum and Gold'' rated materials.
    The following table displays the budget detail.

                      LIBRARY BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS
                     [Request versus recommendation]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Committee
                Item                  Amount requested   recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
  FISCAL YEAR 2004 OPERATING BUDGET

Personal Services...................        $9,883,000        $9,883,000
Other Services......................         2,509,000         2,509,000
Supplies............................           585,000           585,000
Equipment...........................           193,000           193,000
Land and Structures.................            65,000            65,000
                                     -----------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget....        13,235,000        13,235,000
                                     ===================================
   FISCAL YEAR 2004 PROJECT BUDGET

ADA Requirements....................           100,000           100,000
Preservation Environmental                     100,000           100,000
 Monitoring.........................
Restore Decorative Painting.........           110,000           110,000
Replace Sidewalks, JAB & TJB........           100,000           100,000
Book Storage Facility, Ft. Meade               580,000           580,000
 Support............................
Replace Partition Supports, JMMB....           300,000           300,000
Replace Compact Stack Safety, JMMB..           600,000           600,000
Repair Deteriorated Wood Panels.....           190,000           190,000
Painting of Interior Arches, TJB....           170,000           170,000
Culpeper Support....................         1,263,000         1,263,000
Fire Extinguishers..................            75,000            75,000
Fire Safety Project Management......           250,000           250,000
Repair Life Safety Deficiencies.....           800,000           800,000
Minor Construction..................         2,500,000         1,000,000
Replace Halon Fire Suppression               1,997,000         1,997,000
 System.............................
Extend/Upgrade Fire Alarm...........           504,000           504,000
ADA Modifications, Pickford Theater.           424,000           424,000
ADA Modifications, SW Entrance, JMMB         1,280,000         1,280,000
Collection Security.................         1,713,000         1,713,000
Landscaping, Ft. Meade..............         1,400,000         1,400,000
Elevator Modernization..............         1,342,000         1,342,000
Remove 4 Escalators, JMMB...........         1,370,000  ................
Water Tank, Ft. Meade...............         4,103,000         4,103,000
Study, Design, and Condition                12,602,000         8,156,000
 Assessment.........................
Replace H.V. Switchgear, LOC........  ................         1,828,000
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total, Project Budget.........        33,873,000        28,385,000
                                     ===================================
      Total, Library Buildings and          47,108,000        41,620,000
       Grounds......................
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                  Capitol Police Buildings and Grounds

Appropriations, 2003.................................... \1\ $63,885,000
Budget estimate, 2004...................................       2,970,000
Committee recommendation................................       3,308,000

\1\ Includes $40,140,000 in supplemental appropriations (Public Law 108-
11).

    The Committee recommends $3,308,000 for Capitol Police 
Buildings and Grounds, an increase of $338,000 over the budget 
request of the amount provided, $2,075,000 shall remain 
available until September 30, 2008. The Committee has added 3 
FTE to establish a core team capable of appropriately managing 
Capitol Police facilities.
    The following table displays the budget detail.

                  CAPITOL POLICE BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS
                     [Request versus recommendation]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Committee
                Item                  Amount requested   recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
  FISCAL YEAR 2004 OPERATING BUDGET

Personal Services...................  ................          $338,000
Rent, Communications, & Utilities...          $400,000           400,000
Other Services......................           175,000           175,000
                                     -----------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget....           575,000           913,000
                                     ===================================
   FISCAL YEAR 2004 PROJECT BUDGET

Replace Ceiling Tiles...............           320,000           320,000
Study, Design, and Condition                   500,000           500,000
 Assessment.........................
Minor Construction..................         1,000,000         1,000,000
CPHQ Elevator Modernization.........           575,000           575,000
                                     -----------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget......         2,395,000         2,395,000
                                     ===================================
      Total, Capitol Police                  2,970,000         3,308,000
       Buildings and Grounds........
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                             Botanic Garden

Appropriations, 2003....................................      $6,063,000
Budget estimate, 2004...................................      10,919,000
Committee recommendation................................       6,239,000

    The Committee recommends $6,239,000 for salaries and 
expenses of the Botanic Garden, of which $202,000 is to remain 
available until September 30, 2008. The decrease below the 
request relates principally to the deferral of the Bartholdi 
Park and Fountain Restoration project. The authorized FTE level 
is 56, including any temporary construction staff assigned to 
projects.
    The following table displays the budget detail.

                             BOTANIC GARDEN
                     [Request versus recommendation]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Committee
                Item                  Amount requested   recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
  FISCAL YEAR 2004 OPERATING BUDGET

Personal Services...................        $3,889,000        $3,889,000
Rent, Communications, Utilities &                7,000             7,000
 Travel.............................
Other Services......................           688,000           688,000
Supplies............................           401,000           401,000
Equipment...........................            60,000            60,000
                                     -----------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget....         5,045,000         5,045,000
                                     ===================================
   FISCAL YEAR 2004 PROJECT BUDGET

Partnership Support.................           450,000           450,000
CAFM Data Capture (Bartholdi                    50,000            50,000
 Project)...........................
Minor Construction..................           400,000  ................
Damper Control, D.C. Village........           100,000           100,000
Environmental Control System                   100,000           100,000
 Replacement........................
Conservatory Electronic Systems.....            90,000            90,000
West Gallery Exhibit................           202,000           202,000
Bartholdi Park and Fountain.........         4,280,000  ................
Study, Design and Condition                    202,000           202,000
 Assessment.........................
                                     -----------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget......         5,874,000         1,194,000
                                     ===================================
      Total, Botanic Garden.........        10,919,000         6,239,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                         Capitol Visitor Center

Appropriations, 2003....................................................
Budget estimate, 2004...................................................
Committee recommendation................................     $47,800,000

    The Committee recommends $47,800,000 for additional funds 
needed to complete the Capitol Visitor Center project. This 
amount is based on the General Accounting Office's review of 
the project and its assessment of a cost-to-complete estimate 
prepared by a third party with expertise in construction cost 
analysis. The cost estimate is based on completing the base 
project without changes to the current scope. The revised 
estimate does not reflect potential risks and uncertainties 
that are beyond the breadth of normal construction 
contingencies.
    The Committee continues to be concerned with the management 
of the Capitol Visitor Center Project, specifically the lack of 
timely communication, receipt of conflicting information, and 
inadequate and inaccurate reporting on project and financial 
status. Commonly held project management best practices, such 
as tracking cost-to-complete, have not been used. Requests for 
obligation authority and reprogramming actions have been 
received too late to allow the Committee sufficient time to 
exercise its oversight role without jeopardizing schedule and 
cost. Given these conditions, the Committee has serious 
reservations about providing additional funding under the 
control of the Architect without better management practices. 
The Architect must take immediate action to remedy this 
situation and put in place the requisite controls. This 
Committee wishes to emphasize that the Architect has no higher 
priority than to ensure the completion of the CVC without delay 
and in a fiscally responsible manner.
    The Committee also directs the Architect to develop a risk 
mitigation plan, and institute a global project cost coding and 
tracking system for all costs, to ensure to the extent 
practicable there will not be additional cost requirements to 
complete the project in a timely fashion without jeopardizing 
quality.
    The Architect may not obligate any of these funds without 
receiving a recommendation from the Capitol Preservation 
Commission and approved obligation plans from the Committees on 
Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

                       Administrative Provisions

    Sec. 1101. A provision has been included authorizing the 
Architect to lease space, subject to the normal approval 
processes.
    Sec. 1102. This provision transfers funds from amounts made 
available in Public Law 107-38 for the purchase of the 
alternate computing facility. The transfer is effective 
September 30, 2004.

                          LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

    The Committee recommends a total of $522,747,000 for the 
Library of Congress, an increase of $19,572,000 over the fiscal 
year 2003 level. Increases are provided to accommodate all 
mandatory pay and price level increases, as well as to increase 
programs in selected areas such as the Veterans History 
Project. In addition to the appropriation, the Library 
estimates receipts of $36,514,000, funds from gifts and trusts 
totaling $16,370,000, and revolving funds totaling 
$104,525,000. Total funds available to support Library 
operations, including the Architect of the Capitol account, are 
expected to be $727,828,000 in fiscal year 2004 under the 
Committee recommendation.
    The following table displays the Committee recommendation 
for the Libray of Congress appropriations compared to the 
budget request and the fiscal year 2003 level.

  COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF NEW BUDGET (OBLIGATIONAL) AUTHORITY FOR FISCAL YEAR 2003 AND BUDGET ESTIMATES AND AMOUNTS RECOMMENDED IN THE BILL FOR FISCAL
                                                                        YEAR 2004
                                                                [In thousands of dollars]
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                                        Senate Committee recommendation
                                                                                                                            compared with (+ or -)
                             Item                                     2003         Budget estimate      Committee    -----------------------------------
                                                                  appropriation                      recommendation         2003
                                                                                                                        appropriation    Budget estimate
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                      LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Salaries and Expenses.........................................          361,644           380,386           367,539            +5,895           -12,847
    Authority to spend receipts...............................           -6,850            -6,850            -6,850   ................  ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Salaries and expenses.........................          354,794           373,536           360,689            +5,895           -12,847
                                                               =========================================================================================
Copyright Office, salaries and expenses.......................           38,971            48,290            48,290            +9,319   ................
    Authority to spend receipts...............................          -29,472           -29,664           -29,664              -192   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Copyright Office..............................            9,499            18,626            18,626            +9,127   ................
                                                               =========================================================================================
Congressional Research Service, salaries and expenses.........           88,250            96,267            91,726            +3,476            -4,541
Books for the blind and physically handicapped, Salaries and             50,632            51,706            51,706            +1,074   ................
 expenses.....................................................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Library of Congress..............................          503,175           540,135           522,747           +19,572           -17,388
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                         Salaries and Expenses

Appropriations, 2003: \1\
    Salaries and expenses...............................    $361,644,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................      -6,850,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................     354,794,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Budget estimate, 2004:
    Salaries and expenses...............................     380,386,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................      -6,850,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................     373,536,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Committee recommendation:
    Salaries and expenses...............................     367,539,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................      -6,850,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................     360,689,000

\1\ Includes $5,500,000 in supplemental appropriations (Public Law 108-
11).

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $360,689,000 
for salaries and expenses of the Library of Congress and 
approves authority to spend receipts of $6,850,000 in fiscal 
year 2004. This is $12,847,000 below the request and $5,895,000 
above the enacted level.
    The Committee recommends the following changes from the 
budget request:
      -$5,500,000 from the public address system. This was 
        funded in the fiscal year 2003 supplemental.
      -$3,153,000 from police staffing. The Committee has 
        approved $1,688,000 and 19 new FTE. The Committee 
        believes the full request is premature, pending the 
        merger with the U.S. Capitol Police. The Committee 
        expects police officers will be selected and hired in a 
        manner which will not impede the merger. Funding is 
        provided for officers at the rank of private only (38 
        positions, 19 FTE's).
      -$1,000,000 from security enhancement plan requirements, 
        pending the merger with the USCP.
      -$1,927,000 from inventory management, pending an update 
        of the 1997 LOC security plan.
      -$2,000,000 from mail costs.
      -$919,000 from mass deacidification.
      -$784,000 from arrearage reduction.
      -$384,000 from the Integrated Library System.
      -$1,300,000 from space management.
      -$380,000 from retail sales. The amount provided, 
        $335,000 and 1 FTE, is sufficient to initiate this new 
        activity.
      -$250,000 from the National Film Preservation Foundation, 
        pending authorization.
      +$4,000,000 for Adventures of the American Mind.
      +$500,000 to develop permanent exhibits of the Lincoln-
        Douglas Debates and the Underground Railroad at 
        historic Alumni Hall in Galesburg, Illinois in 
        cooperation with Knox College.
      +$500,000 for ongoing activities related to the Louisiana 
        Purchase Bicentennial Exhibition.
      -$250,000 from the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial 
        Commission.
    Global Legal Information Network.--Improvements and 
modifications to the Global Legal Information Network [GLIN] 
shall be limited to those necessary to provide an online 
digital law library of the official, authentic text of laws and 
related legal information for exclusive use by government 
authorities from jurisdictions around the globe or 
international organizations that contribute official 
authenticated texts of laws, regulations, and related legal 
material to the database. In implementing improvements and 
modifications to GLIN, the Law Librarian shall ensure that GLIN 
is not duplicative of products and services offered in the 
private sector and does not compete with the private sector 
legal information service providers.
    Budget Justification.--The Library of Congress currently 
organizes its budget justification by program and office. 
Program funding is not directly linked with the Library's goals 
and objectives and there is no discussion regarding how 
management challenges affect funding needs. Additionally, the 
justification is unclear with respect to how many FTEs have 
been approved by programs and/or offices. The current 
organization of the justification makes it difficult to see how 
the resources are organized to accomplish the mission and 
strategic goals and objectives of the organization. It is also 
difficult to tell what a reasonable level of effort would be 
for each program and what would happen if programs were reduced 
or eliminated. The justification could be strengthened if it 
were linked with the Library's strategic plan and if it were 
clearer with respect to the impact of management challenges on 
funding needs and FTEs.
    Beginning in fiscal year 2005, the Committee directs the 
Library of Congress to restructure its budget justification by 
linking it with the Library's mission, strategic goals and 
objectives, and enabling infrastructure statement. The 
justification should present the Library's programs in the 
following categories: (1) Mission Programs and (2) Support 
Operations. For each category, the justification should show: 
(1) how many FTE's are needed and why, (2) how new programs 
relate to existing programs, and (3) the level of effort for 
each program. Finally, the budget justification should discuss 
the major issues and challenges expected in each program for 
the coming year and for the life expectancy of the program.

                            Copyright Office


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2003:
    Salaries and expenses...............................     $38,971,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................     -29,472,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................       9,499,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Budget estimate, 2004:
    Salaries and expenses...............................      48,290,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................     -29,664,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................      18,626,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Committee recommendation:
    Salaries and expenses...............................      48,290,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................     -29,664,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................      18,626,000

    The Committee recommends the direct appropriation of 
$18,626,000 for the Copyright Office and approves authority to 
spend receipts of $29,664,000 in fiscal year 2004, for a total 
of $48,290,000. This is the same as the budget request and 
provides for all pay and price level increases, and $2,100,000 
for information technology reengineering.

                     Congressional Research Service


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2003 \1\................................     $88,250,000
Budget estimate, 2004...................................      96,267,000
Committee recommendation................................      91,726,000

\1\ Reflects $1,863,000 in supplemental appropriations (Public Law 108-
11).

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $91,726,000 
for the Congressional Research Service. The amount recommended 
is an increase of $3,476,000 over the fiscal year 2003 level 
and is sufficient to cover all mandatory pay and price level 
increases. The reduction of $4,541,000 is taken from the 
Alternate Computing Facility equipment ($1,787,000), funded in 
the fiscal year 2003 supplemental, and contract services 
($2,754,000).
    The Committee has approved the Congressional Research 
Service's requests for the reprogramming of personnel funds 
into contracting services for the past several years because of 
CRS' inability to fill timely all authorized full-time 
equivalent [FTE] positions. While CRS is making progress in 
filling vacant FTE, the Committee is not approving the fiscal 
year 2004 request for additional contract funds because the 
Committee believes that additional personnel funds will 
continue to be available for required contracting support, and 
the need for contracting support should decline as vacant FTE 
are filled. The Committee directs CRS as part of its fiscal 
year 2004 Operating Plan to prioritize the use of available 
contracting resources and projected under-execution of FTE 
funds to meet workload requirements, including the new fiscal 
year 2004 funding requests. Finally, the Committee expects the 
Library will focus on obtaining best value for its contracting 
expenditures.

             Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2003....................................     $50,632,000
Budget estimate, 2004...................................      51,706,000
Committee recommendation................................      51,706,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $51,706,000 
for salaries and expenses for Books for the Blind and 
Physically Handicapped. This is an increase of $1,074,000 over 
the fiscal year 2003 level needed to accommodate mandatory pay 
and price level increases.
    This appropriation supports a National Reading Program for 
blind and physically handicapped citizens. Books and magazines 
in braille and various recorded formats are produced by the 
National Library Services for the Blind and Physically 
Handicapped for distribution through a network of State and 
locally supported libraries. At present, 57 regional libraries 
in 49 States, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, 
Puerto Rico, and Guam house and circulate books and magazines 
to eligible readers. Seventy-eight subregional libraries in 17 
States assist at the local public library level; 53 libraries 
and 4 cooperating agencies distribute sound reproducers. Two 
multistate centers, under contract to the National Library 
Service, store and distribute books and other materials in 
their geographical regions. The program supports a readership 
of approximately 700,000.

                       Administrative Provisions

    Secs. 1201-1202. The Committee has included two routine 
administrative provisions carried in prior years.
    Sec. 1203. The Committee has included a technical provision 
requested by the Library of Congress relative to the audio-
visual conservation site in Culpeper, VA.
    Sec. 1204. The Committee has included a provision for 
voluntary separation incentive payment authority for the 
Congressional Research Service. This authorizes CRS to offer 
incentive payments to up to 40 employees who retire or 
voluntarily leave Federal service before March 31, 2004. The 
Committee has been advised by CRS that it is their intent to 
use this authority to effect a reorganization of certain 
divisions within CRS while at the same time retool and 
reengineer the skill sets needed to maintain effective business 
operations and mission accomplishment. The Committee expects to 
be notified of plans to utilize this authority.
    Sec. 1205. This provision establishes an effective date for 
the LOC/USCP police merger.

                       GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE


                   Congressional Printing and Binding

Appropriations, 2003....................................     $89,557,000
Budget estimate, 2004...................................      91,111,000
Committee recommendation................................      91,111,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $91,111,000, 
an increase of $1,554,000 over the enacted level. Funding is 
sufficient to cover all estimated printing requirements for 
fiscal year 2004.
    The following table compares the component categories 
within this account for fiscal year 2003. The Committee has not 
recommended separate amounts for each activity in order to give 
the GPO the flexibility to meet changing requirements.

                                       CONGRESSIONAL PRINTING AND BINDING
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                  Appropriations                    Recommended
                                                                       2003       Requested 2004       2004
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Congressional Record Program....................................     $19,417,000     $20,823,000
Miscellaneous publications......................................       5,643,000       5,696,000
Miscellaneous printing and binding..............................      16,815,000      18,344,000
Details to Congress.............................................       2,322,000       2,430,000
Document envelopes and document franks..........................         952,000       1,121,000
Business and committee calendars................................       2,300,000       2,880,000
Bills, resolutions, and amendments..............................       8,051,000       9,546,000
Committee reports...............................................       2,769,000       3,108,000
Documents.......................................................       3,055,000       3,264,000
Hearings........................................................      19,894,000      22,011,000
Committee prints................................................       2,464,000       1,888,000
Funding for 2001 orders.........................................       5,875,000
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Total.....................................................      89,557,000      91,111,000     $91,111,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                 Office of Superintendent of Documents


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2003....................................     $29,468,000
Budget estimate, 2004...................................      34,456,000
Committee recommendation................................      34,456,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $34,456,000. 
This provides for mandatory pay and price level increases and 3 
additional employees for a total of 145 FTE. The amount 
recommended will also enable GPO to replace obsolete technology 
for the GPO Access system. Additional employees are provided 
for Depository Library Distribution to manage and expand the 
Federal Depository Library Program electronic collection.
    This appropriation provides for salaries and expenses 
associated with the distribution of Government documents to 
depository and international exchange libraries, the cataloging 
and indexing of Government publications, and the distribution 
of publications authorized by law at the request of Members of 
Congress and other Government agencies.

                             revolving fund

Appropriations, 2003....................................................
Budget estimate, 2004...................................     $10,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      10,000,000

    The Committee recommends $10,000,000 for the revolving fund 
to help restructure the workforce and operations of GPO. The 
Committee is highly supportive of the Public Printer's effort 
to restructure the Agency and develop a strategic plan for the 
future. The Committee recognizes GAO's ongoing efforts to 
complete a general management review to help guide this 
critical effort. The results of this review will assist the 
Public Printer in implementing his strategic planning process 
and management changes affecting human resource policies and 
utilization, the effective use of technology, customer 
relations, and the overall ability of the GPO to modernize its 
operations to more effectively achieve its mission.
    The Committee recommends a limitation of $5,000 for 
reception and representation expenses.

                       Administrative Provisions

    Sec. 1301. Authorizes pay level increases for the Public 
Printer and Deputy Public Printer to Executive Schedule II and 
Executive Schedule III, respectively.
    Sec. 1302. Authorizes the transfer of surplus property, 
acceptance of gifts, and acceptance of voluntary services.

                       GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE


                         Salaries and Expenses

Appropriations, 2003 \1\................................    $453,051,000
Budget estimate, 2004...................................     467,621,000
Committee recommendation................................     462,112,000

\1\ Reflects $4,849,000 in supplemental appropriations (Public Law 108-
11).

    The Committee recommends funding of $462,112,000 for 
salaries and expenses of the General Accounting Office. 
Additionally, $6,006,000 is authorized in offsetting 
collections derived from rent receipts and reimbursements for 
conducting financial audits of Government corporations, for a 
total of $468,118,000, which will support an FTE level of 3,269 
FTEs. The amount recommended, together with collections, will 
cover mandatory pay and price level increases.
    Over the past several years the Committee has found it 
necessary to call upon GAO for assistance in examining some 
important and sensitive legislative branch issues over which it 
has funding responsibilities. Although GAO is an organization 
of skilled professionals whose knowledge and capabilities have 
the potential of making significant contributions to improving 
Government operations, recent experience of this Committee with 
GAO's work on several legislative branch issues raises 
questions and concerns about GAO's ability to fully realize 
that potential. The Committee has expected more timely and 
relevant information on work related to the Capitol Visitor 
Center, the Capitol Power Plant, the Office of Compliance, and 
the Government Printing Office, than GAO has been able to 
produce. The need for the Committee to address policy issues 
related to funding concerns about a wide variety of legislative 
branch matters is not something that can be effectively met on 
extended timetables or with information adjusted more to what 
GAO is comfortable reporting than what the Committee actually 
needs. Many contributions the GAO has made to the Committee in 
the past have been excellent and very helpful to the Committee 
in meeting its responsibilities. It seems however, that the 
timeliness and quality of several key efforts have degenerated 
which causes concern about whether other congressional clients 
are being adequately served. Of immediate concern is the review 
that the GAO is doing of the administrative operations of the 
United States Capitol Police [USCP], and in particular the 
recent strategic and staffing plans undertaken by the USCP. It 
is critical that the Committee have the required semi-annual 
report on the USCP administrative operations, including an 
evaluation of their strategic and staffing plans prior to 
conferencing this bill. It is expected that GAO will respond to 
the Committee's needs in a timely and meaningful way.
    Technology Assessment.--The Committee recommends $1,000,000 
for technology assessment activities at GAO. This will be 
sufficient for two to three reports in fiscal year 2004. The 
Committee is continuing to consider GAO's role in technology 
assessment for the Congress, and expects such work will be 
undertaken only if it is consistent with GAO's mission.
    Printing and Publishing Evaluation.--In addition to the 
$1,745,000 the General Accounting Office has requested for 
printing done by contractors and the Government Printing 
Office, GAO maintains and operates its own printing facility, 
including the staff and equipment necessary to produce GAO 
publications. The Committee recognizes the need for GAO to 
publish its reports and testimonies in a timely, efficient 
manner. However, given the changes made in printing and 
publishing technology in recent years and the ability of the 
private sector to leverage that technology to maximize 
productivity, the Committee questions whether maintaining an 
internal printing facility is the most cost effective way for 
GAO to meet a portion of its printing and publishing needs. 
Therefore, the Committee directs the Comptroller General to 
evaluate alternatives for meeting all of GAO's printing, 
publishing, and copying needs and report the results of that 
evaluation to the Committee by November 15, 2003. The report 
should include a description of printing, publishing, and 
copying requirements, alternative means of satisfying those 
requirements, costs associated with each of the alternatives 
and recommendations for meeting current and future needs. 
Without maintaining an internal printing operation, savings 
resulting from closing the current printing facility should be 
clearly identified in GAO's fiscal year 2005 budget submission.

                        Administrative Provision

    Sec. 1401. This provision authorizes the Comptroller 
General to accept payment from the Securities and Exchange 
Commission for the performance of any audit by GAO of the SEC's 
financial statements.

         PAYMENT TO THE OPEN WORLD LEADERSHIP CENTER TRUST FUND

Appropriations, 2003....................................     $12,915,000
Budget estimate, 2004...................................      14,815,000
Committee recommendation................................      14,000,000

    The Committee recommends $14,000,000 as a payment to the 
Open World Leadership Center Trust Fund. The Center for Russian 
Leadership Development was established on December 21, 2000 
(Public Law 106-554) as a legislative branch entity. The fiscal 
year 2003 Consolidated Appropriation Resolution (Public Law 
108-7) carried legislation (section 1401) changing the name to 
the Open World Leadership Center and expanding the mission of 
the program to include Newly Independent States of the former 
Soviet Union including the Baltic States. The mission of the 
Center is to enable emerging political leaders of Russia and 
Newly Independent States at all levels of government to gain 
significant, first-hand exposure to the American free market 
economic system and the operation of American democratic 
institutions through visits to comparable governments and 
communities in the United States.
    The Committee expects that the Open World program office in 
the future will consult with the Committees on Appropriations 
prior to the Board making decisions on pilot programs.

                      TITLE II--GENERAL PROVISIONS

    Included are several routine general provisions carried 
annually in the bill (secs. 301-309), as follows:
    Section 201 bans the use of appropriated funds for service 
and maintenance of private vehicles, except under such 
regulations as may be promulgated by the House Administration 
Committee and the Senate Rules and Administration Committee, 
respectively.
    Section 202 limits the availability for obligation of 
appropriation to the fiscal year for which it is expressly 
provided in the bill accompanying this report.
    Section 203 provides that any pay rate and title 
designation for a staff position created in this Act, and not 
specifically established by the Legislative Pay Act of 1929, is 
to be made permanent law by this Act. Further, any pay rate and 
title change for a position provided for in the 1929 Act is to 
be made permanent law by this act and any changes in the 
official expenses of Members, officers, and committees, and in 
the clerk hire of the House and Senate are to be made permanent 
law by this Act.
    Section 204 bans the use of funds for contracts unless such 
contracts are matters of public record and are available for 
public inspection.
    Section 205 appropriates such sums as may be necessary for 
the payment of settlements and awards pursuant to Public Law 
104-1.
    Section 206 authorizes legislative branch entities 
participating in the Legislative Branch Financial Managers 
Council [LBFMC] to finance the costs of the LBFMC.

           TITLE III--FISCAL YEAR 2003 EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTAL

    The Committee recommends $1,889,000,000 in emergency 
supplemental appropriations as proposed by the President in the 
budget estimate submitted to the Congress on July 7, 2003 
(House Document 108-98). This includes $1,550,000,000 for 
disaster relief, $289,000,000 for wildland fire suppression and 
emergency rehabilitation activities of the Departments of 
Agriculture and the Interior, and $50,000,000 for unanticipated 
costs associated with the recovery and investigation of the 
Space Shuttle Columbia accident.
    In addition, the Committee recommends $100,000,000 for the 
Corporation for National and Community Service for operating 
expenses. Also, the Committee recommends that the Corps of 
Engineers cover the contractual obligations and other expenses 
relating to the Grand Forks Flood Control Project.
    The Committee recommends that these funds be designated by 
the Congress as emergency requirements.
    The Committee requests FEMA to respond immediately to the 
use of their funds for emergency response to levees.

  COMPLIANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 7, RULE XVI, OF THE STANDING RULES OF THE 
                                 SENATE

    Paragraph 7 of rule XVI requires that Committee reports on 
general appropriations bills identify, with particularity, each 
Committee amendment to the House bill ``which proposes an item 
of appropriation which is not made to carry out the provisions 
of an existing law, a treaty stipulation, or an act or 
resolution previously passed by the Senate during that 
session.''
    The Committee has recommended no such funding.

COMPLIANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 7(C), RULE XXVI OF THE STANDING RULES OF THE 
                                 SENATE

    Pursuant to paragraph 7(c) of rule XXVI, on July 9, 2003, 
the Committee ordered reported en bloc S. 1382, an original 
bill making appropriations for the Department of Defense for 
the fiscal year ending September 30, 2004, and S. 1383, an 
original bill making appropriations for the Legislative Branch 
for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2004, each subject to 
amendment and each subject to the budget allocations, by a 
recorded vote of 29-0, a quorum being present. The vote was as 
follows:
        Yeas                          Nays
Chairman Stevens
Mr. Cochran
Mr. Specter
Mr. Domenici
Mr. Bond
Mr. McConnell
Mr. Burns
Mr. Shelby
Mr. Gregg
Mr. Bennett
Mr. Campbell
Mr. Craig
Mrs. Hutchison
Mr. DeWine
Mr. Brownback
Mr. Byrd
Mr. Inouye
Mr. Hollings
Mr. Leahy
Mr. Harkin
Ms. Mikulski
Mr. Reid
Mr. Kohl
Mrs. Murray
Mr. Dorgan
Mrs. Feinstein
Mr. Durbin
Mr. Johnson
Ms. Landrieu

 COMPLIANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 12, RULE XXVI, OF THE STANDING RULES OF THE 
                                 SENATE

    Paragraph 12 of rule XXVI requires that Committee reports 
on a bill or joint resolution repealing or amending any statute 
or part of any statute include ``(a) the text of the statute or 
part thereof which is proposed to be repealed; and (b) a 
comparative print of that part of the bill or joint resolution 
making the amendment and of the statute or part thereof 
proposed to be amended, showing by stricken-through type and 
italics, parallel columns, or other appropriate typographical 
devices the omissions and insertions which would be made by the 
bill or joint resolution if enacted in the form recommended by 
the Committee.''
    In compliance with this rule, the following changes in 
existing law proposed to be made by the bill are shown as 
follows: existing law to be omitted is enclosed in black 
brackets; new matter is printed in italic; and existing law in 
which no change is proposed is shown in roman.
    With respect to this bill, it is the opinion of the 
Committee that it is necessary to dispense with these 
requirements in order to expedite the business of the Senate.

                                            BUDGETARY IMPACT OF BILL
  PREPARED IN CONSULTATION WITH THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE PURSUANT TO SEC. 308(a), PUBLIC LAW 93-344, AS
                                                     AMENDED
                                            [In millions of dollars]
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                                                                  Budget authority               Outlays
                                                             ---------------------------------------------------
                                                               Committee    Amount  of   Committee    Amount  of
                                                               allocation      bill      allocation      bill
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Comparison of amounts in the bill with Committee allocations
 to its subcommittees of amounts in the Budget Resolution
 for 2004: Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch:
    Discretionary...........................................        3,612        2,506        3,680    \1\ 2,666
    Mandatory...............................................          109          109          109      \1\ 109
Projection of outlays associated with the recommendation:
    2004....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........    \2\ 2,810
    2005....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........          793
    2006....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........          564
    2007....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........          343
    2008 and future years...................................  ...........  ...........  ...........           63
Financial assistance to State and local governments for                NA  ...........           NA  ...........
 2004.......................................................
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\1\ Includes outlays from prior-year budget authority.
\2\ Excludes outlays from prior-year budget authority.

NA: Not applicable.


  COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF NEW BUDGET (OBLIGATIONAL) AUTHORITY FOR FISCAL YEAR 2003 AND BUDGET ESTIMATES AND AMOUNTS RECOMMENDED IN THE BILL FOR FISCAL
                                                                        YEAR 2004
                                                                [In thousands of dollars]
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                                                                                                         Senate Committee recommendation compared with (+ or
                                                                                                                                  -)
             Item                     2003              Budget        House allowance      Committee    -----------------------------------------------------
                                  appropriation   estimate        deg.         recommendation         2003              Budget            House
                                                                                                           appropriation   estimate  allowance
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  TITLE I--LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

            SENATE

 Payments to Widows and Heirs
    of Deceased Members of
           Congress

Gratuities, deceased Members..              150   .................  ................             -150   ................
Expense allowances:
    Vice President............               20                 20                20   ................  ................
    President Pro Tempore of                 20                 20                20   ................  ................
     the Senate...............
    Majority Leader of the                   20                 20                20   ................  ................
     Senate...................
    Minority Leader of the                   20                 20                20   ................  ................
     Senate...................
    Majority Whip of the                     10                 10                10   ................  ................
     Senate...................
    Minority Whip of the                     10                 10                10   ................  ................
     Senate...................
    President Pro Tempore                     8                  8                 8   ................  ................
     Emeritus of the Senate...
    Chairman of the Majority                  5                  5                 5   ................  ................
     Conference Committee.....
    Chairman of the Minority                  5                  5                 5   ................  ................
     Conference Committee.....
    Chairman of the Majority                  5                  5                 5   ................  ................
     Policy Committee.........
    Chairman of the Minority                  5                  5                 5   ................  ................
     Policy Committee.........
                               -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, expense                     128                128               128   ................  ................
       allowances.............

Representation allowances for                30                 30                30   ................  ................
 the Majority and Minority
 Leaders......................
                               -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Expense                        158                158               158   ................  ................
       allowances and
       representation.........

    Salaries, Officers and
           Employees

Office of the Vice President..            1,949              2,028             2,028               +79   ................
Office of the President Pro                 518                539               539               +21   ................
 Tempore......................
Office of the President Pro                 150                156               156                +6   ................
 Tempore Emeritus.............
Offices of the Majority and               3,094              3,220             3,220              +126   ................
 Minority Leaders.............
Offices of the Majority and               2,042              2,324             2,324              +282   ................
 Minority Whips...............
Committee on Appropriations...           11,266             12,799            12,799            +1,533   ................
Conference committees.........            2,610              2,716             2,716              +106   ................
Offices of the Secretaries of               648                674               674               +26   ................
 the Conference of the
 Majority and the Conference
 of the Minority..............
Policy Committees.............            2,724              2,834             2,834              +110   ................
Office of the Chaplain........              315                327               327               +12   ................
Office of the Secretary.......           17,079             18,299            18,299            +1,220   ................
Office of the Sergeant at Arms           43,161             48,291            45,789            +2,628            -2,502
 and Doorkeeper...............
Offices of the Secretaries for            1,410              1,468             1,468               +58   ................
 the Majority and Minority....
Agency contributions and                 30,075             32,134            32,134            +2,059   ................
 related expenses.............
Outlays.......................  ................  .................  ................  ................  ................
                               -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Salaries,                  117,041            127,809           125,307            +8,266            -2,502
       officers and employees.

   Office of the Legislative
     Counsel of the Senate

Salaries and expenses.........            4,581              4,768             4,843              +262               +75

Office of Senate Legal Counsel

Salaries and expenses.........            1,176              1,222             1,222               +46   ................

Expense Allowances of the                    12                 12                24               +12               +12
 Secretary of the Senate,
 Sergeant at Arms and
 Doorkeeper of the Senate, and
 Secretaries for the Majority
 and Minority of the Senate:
 Expenses allowances..........

  Contingent Expenses of the
            Senate

Inquiries and investigations..          109,450            118,462           118,462            +9,012   ................
Expenses of United States                   520                520               520   ................  ................
 Senate Caucus on
 International Narcotics
 Control......................
Secretary of the Senate.......            7,077              1,700             2,265            -4,812              +565
Sergeant at Arms and                    114,423            149,969           136,843           +22,420           -13,126
 Doorkeeper of the Senate.....
Miscellaneous items...........           18,355             19,268            18,425               +70              -843
Senators' Official Personnel            290,161            322,061           310,000           +19,839           -12,061
 and Office Expense Account...

      Official Mail Costs

Expenses......................              300                300               300   ................  ................
                               -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Contingent                 540,286            612,280           586,815           +46,529           -25,465
       expenses of the Senate.
                               =========================================================================================================================
      Total, Senate...........          663,404            746,249           718,369           +54,965           -27,880

          JOINT ITEMS

Joint Congressional Committee   ................  .................            1,250            +1,250            +1,250
 on Inaugural Ceremonies......
Joint Economic Committee......            3,658              3,988             3,988              +330   ................
Joint Committee on Taxation...            7,593              8,112             8,112              +519   ................

    Office of the Attending
           Physician

Medical supplies, equipment,              2,981              2,236             2,236              -745   ................
 expenses, and allowances.....
Capitol Guide Service and                 3,035              3,511             3,511              +476   ................
 Special Services Office......
Statements of Appropriations..               30                 30                30   ................  ................
                               =========================================================================================================================
      Total, Joint items......           17,297             17,877            19,127            +1,830            +1,250

        CAPITOL POLICE

Salaries: Capitol Police                174,533            218,268           207,000           +32,467           -11,268
 salaries.....................

General expenses..............           27,917             72,242            33,000            +5,083           -39,242
    Supplemental                         37,758   .................  ................          -37,758   ................
     appropriations (Public
     Law 108-11)..............
                               =========================================================================================================================
      Total, Capitol Police...          240,208            290,510           240,000              -208           -50,510

     OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE

Salaries and expenses.........            2,046              2,518             2,255              +209              -263
    Supplemental                            111   .................  ................             -111   ................
     appropriations (Public
     Law 108-11)..............
                               -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Office of                    2,157              2,518             2,255               +98              -263
       Compliance.............

  CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE

Salaries and expenses.........           31,892             33,993            33,612            +1,720              -381

   ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL

 Capitol Buildings and Grounds

General administration........           58,957            158,570            71,697           +12,740           -86,873
Capitol building..............           31,885             52,368            27,777            -4,108           -24,591
    Supplemental                          1,100   .................  ................           -1,100   ................
     appropriations (Public
     Law 108-11)..............
Capitol grounds...............            8,302              6,986             6,986            -1,316   ................
Senate office buildings.......           64,449             66,063            63,388            -1,061            -2,675

Capitol Power Plant...........          106,021            106,557            93,379           -12,642           -13,178
    Supplemental                         22,679   .................  ................          -22,679   ................
     appropriations (Public
     Law 108-11)..............
    Offsetting collections....           -4,400             -4,400            -4,400   ................  ................
                               -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Net subtotal, Capitol             124,300            102,157            88,979           -35,321           -13,178
       Power Plant............

Library buildings and grounds.           37,277             47,108            41,620            +4,343            -5,488
Capitol police buildings and             23,745              2,970             3,308           -20,437              +338
 grounds......................
    Supplemental                         40,140   .................  ................          -40,140   ................
     appropriations (Public
     Law 108-11)..............
Botanic garden................            6,063             10,919             6,239              +176            -4,680
Capitol Visitor Center........  ................  .................           47,800           +47,800           +47,800
                               =========================================================================================================================
      Total, Architect of the           396,218            447,141           357,794           -38,424           -89,347
       Capitol................

      LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Salaries and expenses.........          356,144            380,386           367,539           +11,395           -12,847
    Supplemental                          5,500   .................  ................           -5,500   ................
     appropriations (Public
     Law 108-11)..............
    Authority to spend                   -6,850             -6,850            -6,850   ................  ................
     receipts.................
                               -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Salaries and            354,794            373,536           360,689            +5,895           -12,847
       expenses...............

Copyright Office, salaries and           38,971             48,290            48,290            +9,319   ................
 expenses.....................
    Authority to spend                  -29,472            -29,664           -29,664              -192   ................
     receipts.................
                               -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Copyright                 9,499             18,626            18,626            +9,127   ................
       Office.................

Congressional Research                   86,387             96,267            91,726            +5,339            -4,541
 Service, salaries and
 expenses.....................
    Supplemental                          1,863   .................  ................           -1,863   ................
     appropriations (Public
     Law 108-11)..............
Books for the blind and                  50,632             51,706            51,706            +1,074   ................
 physically handicapped,
 salaries and expenses........
                               =========================================================================================================================
      Total, Library of                 503,175            540,135           522,747           +19,572           -17,388
       Congress...............

  GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

Congressional printing and               89,557             91,111            91,111            +1,554   ................
 binding......................

  Office of Superintendent of
           Documents

Salaries and expenses.........           29,468             34,456            34,456            +4,988   ................

Government Printing Office      ................            10,000            10,000           +10,000   ................
 Revolving Fund...............
                               -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Government                 119,025            135,567           135,567           +16,542   ................
       Printing Office........

   GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE

Salaries and expenses.........          451,202            473,627           468,118           +16,916            -5,509
    Supplemental                          4,849   .................  ................           -4,849   ................
     appropriations (Public
     Law 108-11)..............
    Offsetting collections....           -3,000             -6,006            -6,006            -3,006   ................
                               -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, General                    453,051            467,621           462,112            +9,061            -5,509
       Accounting Office......

 OPEN WORLD LEADERSHIP CENTER

Payment to the Open World                12,915             14,815            14,000            +1,085              -815
 Leadership Center Trust Fund.
                               -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Title I..........        2,439,342          2,696,426         2,505,583           +66,241          -190,843
                               =========================================================================================================================
 TITLE II--GENERAL PROVISIONS

John Stennis Center...........              298   .................  ................             -298   ................
Congressional Award Act.......              248   .................  ................             -248   ................
                               -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Title II.........              546   .................  ................             -546   ................
                               =========================================================================================================================
  TITLE III--FISCAL YEAR 2003
    EMERGENCY SUPPLEMENTAL

    DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND
           SECURITY

  Emergency Preparedness and
           Response

Disaster Relief Fund            ................         1,550,000         1,550,000        +1,550,000   ................
 (emergency appropriations)...

     INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

National Aeronautics and Space
        Administration

Human Space Flight (emergency   ................            50,000            50,000           +50,000   ................
 appropriations)..............

   DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE

        Forest Service

Wildland fire management: Fire  ................           253,000           253,000          +253,000   ................
 suppression operations
 (emergency appropriations)...

  DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR

   Bureau of Land Management

Wildland fire management: Fire  ................            36,000            36,000           +36,000   ................
 suppression operations
 (emergency appropriations)...

     INDEPENDENT AGENCIES

 Corporation for National and
       Community Service

National and community service  ................  .................          100,000          +100,000          +100,000
 programs operating expenses
 (emergency appropriations)...
                               -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Title III........  ................         1,889,000         1,989,000        +1,989,000          +100,000
                               =========================================================================================================================
      Grand total.............        2,439,888          4,585,426         4,494,583        +2,054,695           -90,843
          Appropriations,            (2,439,342)        (2,696,426)       (2,505,583)         (+66,241)        (-190,843)
           fiscal year 2004...
          Appropriations,       ................        (1,889,000)       (1,989,000)      (+1,989,000)        (+100,000)
           fiscal year 2003...
                               =========================================================================================================================
        RECAPITULATION

Senate........................          663,404            746,249           718,369           +54,965           -27,880
Joint Items...................           17,297             17,877            19,127            +1,830            +1,250
Capitol Police................          240,208            290,510           240,000              -208           -50,510
Office of Compliance..........            2,157              2,518             2,255               +98              -263
Congressional Budget Office...           31,892             33,993            33,612            +1,720              -381
Architect of the Capitol......          396,218            447,141           357,794           -38,424           -89,347
Library of Congress...........          503,175            540,135           522,747           +19,572           -17,388
Government Printing Office....          119,025            135,567           135,567           +16,542   ................
General Accounting Office.....          453,051            467,621           462,112            +9,061            -5,509
Open World Leadership Center..           12,915             14,815            14,000            +1,085              -815
General Provisions............              546   .................  ................             -546   ................
Homeland Security.............  ................         1,550,000         1,550,000        +1,550,000   ................
National Aeronautics and Space  ................            50,000            50,000           +50,000   ................
 Administration...............
Forest Service................  ................           253,000           253,000          +253,000   ................
Bureau of Land Management.....  ................            36,000            36,000           +36,000   ................
Corporation for National and    ................  .................          100,000          +100,000          +100,000
 Community Service............
                               =========================================================================================================================
      Grand total.............        2,439,888          4,585,426         4,494,583        +2,054,695           -90,843
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