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109th Congress                                                   Report
                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 1st Session                                                    109-189

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 MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH FOR THE FISCAL YEAR 
           ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 2006, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES

                                _______
                                

                 July 26, 2005.--Ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

 Mr. Lewis of California, from the committee of conference, submitted 
                             the following

                           CONFERENCE REPORT

                        [To accompany H.R. 2985]

    The committee of conference on the disagreeing votes of the 
two Houses on the amendment of the Senate to the bill (H.R. 
2985) ``making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for 
the fiscal year ending September 30, 2006, and for other 
purposes'', having met, after full and free conference, have 
agreed to recommend and do recommend to their respective Houses 
as follows:
    Amendment numbered 1:
    That the House recede from its disagreement to the 
amendment of the Senate numbered 1, and agree to the same with 
an amendment, as follows:
    In lieu of the matter inserted, insert:

               TITLE I--LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS

                                 SENATE

                           Expense Allowances

      For expense allowances of the Vice President, $20,000; 
the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, $40,000; Majority 
Leader of the Senate, $40,000; Minority Leader of the Senate, 
$40,000; Majority Whip of the Senate, $10,000; Minority Whip of 
the Senate, $10,000; President Pro Tempore emeritus, $15,000; 
Chairmen of the Majority and Minority Conference Committees, 
$5,000 for each Chairman; and Chairmen of the Majority and 
Minority Policy Committees, $5,000 for each Chairman; in all, 
$195,000.

    Representation Allowances for the Majority and Minority Leaders

      For representation allowances of the Majority and 
Minority Leaders of the Senate, $15,000 for each such Leader; 
in all, $30,000.

                    Salaries, Officers and Employees

      For compensation of officers, employees, and others as 
authorized by law, including agency contributions, 
$147,120,000, which shall be paid from this appropriation 
without regard to the following limitations:

                      OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT

      For the Office of the Vice President, $2,181,000.

                  OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE

      For the Office of the President Pro Tempore, $582,000.

              OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE EMERITUS

      For the Office of the President Pro Tempore emeritus, 
$290,000.

              OFFICES OF THE MAJORITY AND MINORITY LEADERS

      For Offices of the Majority and Minority Leaders, 
$4,340,000.

               OFFICES OF THE MAJORITY AND MINORITY WHIPS

      For Offices of the Majority and Minority Whips, 
$2,644,000.

                      COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

      For salaries of the Committee on Appropriations, 
$13,758,000.

                         CONFERENCE COMMITTEES

      For the Conference of the Majority and the Conference of 
the Minority, at rates of compensation to be fixed by the 
Chairman of each such committee, $1,470,000 for each such 
committee; in all, $2,940,000.

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

      For Offices of the Secretaries of the Conference of the 
Majority and the Conference of the Minority, $728,000.

                           POLICY COMMITTEES

      For salaries of the Majority Policy Committee and the 
Minority Policy Committee, $1,524,000 for each such committee; 
in all, $3,048,000.

                         OFFICE OF THE CHAPLAIN

      For Office of the Chaplain, $354,000.

                        OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

      For Office of the Secretary, $20,866,000.

             OFFICE OF THE SERGEANT AT ARMS AND DOORKEEPER

      For Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper, 
$56,700,000.

        OFFICES OF THE SECRETARIES FOR THE MAJORITY AND MINORITY

      For Offices of the Secretary for the Majority and the 
Secretary for the Minority, $1,584,000.

               AGENCY CONTRIBUTIONS AND RELATED EXPENSES

      For agency contributions for employee benefits, as 
authorized by law, and related expenses, $37,105,000.

            Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate

      For salaries and expenses of the Office of the 
Legislative Counsel of the Senate, $5,437,000.

                     Office of Senate Legal Counsel

      For salaries and expenses of the Office of Senate Legal 
Counsel, $1,306,000.

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

      For expense allowances of the Secretary of the Senate, 
$6,000; Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, $6,000; 
Secretary for the Majority of the Senate, $6,000; Secretary for 
the Minority of the Senate, $6,000; in all, $24,000.

                   Contingent Expenses of the Senate

                      INQUIRIES AND INVESTIGATIONS

      For expenses of inquiries and investigations ordered by 
the Senate, or conducted under paragraph 1 of rule XXVI of the 
Standing Rules of the Senate, section 112 of the Supplemental 
Appropriations and Rescission Act, 1980 (Public Law 96-304), 
and Senate Resolution 281, 96th Congress, agreed to March 11, 
1980, $119,637,000.

EXPENSES OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE CAUCUS ON INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS 
                                CONTROL

      For expenses of the United States Senate Caucus on 
International Narcotics Control, $520,000.

                        SECRETARY OF THE SENATE

      For expenses of the Office of the Secretary of the 
Senate, $1,980,000.

             SERGEANT AT ARMS AND DOORKEEPER OF THE SENATE

      For expenses of the Office of the Sergeant at Arms and 
Doorkeeper of the Senate, $142,000,000, which shall remain 
available until September 30, 2010.

                          MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS

      For miscellaneous items, $17,000,000, of which up to 
$500,000 shall be made available for a pilot program for 
mailings of postal patron postcards by Senators for the purpose 
of providing notice of a town meeting by a Senator in a county 
(or equivalent unit of local government) at which the Senator 
will personally attend: Provided, That any amount allocated to 
a Senator for such mailing shall not exceed 50 percent of the 
cost of the mailing and the remaining cost shall be paid by the 
Senator from other funds available to the Senator.

        SENATORS' OFFICIAL PERSONNEL AND OFFICE EXPENSE ACCOUNT

      For Senators' Official Personnel and Office Expense 
Account, $350,000,000.

                          OFFICIAL MAIL COSTS

      For expenses necessary for official mail costs of the 
Senate, $300,000.

                       ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS

      Sec. 1. Gross Rate of Compensation in Offices of 
Senators. Effective on and after October 1, 2005, each of the 
dollar amounts contained in the table under section 
105(d)(1)(A) of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1968 
(2 U.S.C. 61-1(d)(1)(A)) shall be deemed to be the dollar 
amounts in that table, as adjusted by law and in effect on 
September 30, 2005, increased by an additional $50,000 each.
      Sec. 2. Consultants. With respect to fiscal year 2006, 
the first sentence of section 101(a) of the Supplemental 
Appropriations Act, 1977 (2 U.S.C. 61h-6(a)) shall be applied 
by substituting ``nine individual consultants'' for ``eight 
individual consultants''.
      Sec. 3. United States Senate Collection. Section 316 of 
Public Law 101-302 (2 U.S.C. 2107) is amended in the first 
sentence of subsection (a) by striking ``2005'' and inserting 
``2006''.
      Sec. 4. Senate Commission on Art. Section 3(c)(2) of 
Public Law 108-83 (2 U.S.C. 2108(c)(2)) is amended by striking 
``and for any purposes'' through the period and inserting ``for 
any purposes for which funds from the contingent fund of the 
Senate may be used under section 316(a) of Public Law 101-302 
(2 U.S.C. 2107(a)), and for expenditures, not to exceed $10,000 
in any fiscal year, for meals and refreshments in Capitol 
facilities in connection with official activities of the 
Commission or other authorized programs or activities.''.
      Sec. 5. Absences. Section 40 of the Revised Statutes (2 
U.S.C. 39) is amended by--
      (1) striking ``Secretary of the Senate and the'';
      (2) striking ``, respectively, shall'' and inserting 
``shall'';
      (3) striking ``Senate or''; and
      (4) striking ``, respectively, unless'' and inserting ``, 
unless''.
      Sec. 6. Modification of Certain Consultant Requirement. 
Section 10(a)(5) of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 
1999 (2 U.S.C. 72d) is amended by inserting ``, except that any 
approval (and related reporting requirement) shall not apply'' 
after ``May 14, 1975''.

                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      For salaries and expenses of the House of 
Representatives, $1,100,907,000, as follows:

                        house leadership offices

      For salaries and expenses, as authorized by law, 
$19,844,000, including: Office of the Speaker, $2,788,000, 
including $25,000 for official expenses of the Speaker; Office 
of the Majority Floor Leader, $2,089,000, including $10,000 for 
official expenses of the Majority Leader; Office of the 
Minority Floor Leader, $2,928,000, including $10,000 for 
official expenses of the Minority Leader; Office of the 
Majority Whip, including the Chief Deputy Majority Whip, 
$1,797,000, including $5,000 for official expenses of the 
Majority Whip; Office of the Minority Whip, including the Chief 
Deputy Minority Whip, $1,345,000, including $5,000 for official 
expenses of the Minority Whip; Speaker's Office for Legislative 
Floor Activities, $482,000; Republican Steering Committee, 
$906,000; Republican Conference, $1,548,000; Republican Policy 
Committee, $307,000; Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, 
$1,945,000; Democratic Caucus, $816,000; nine minority 
employees, $1,445,000; training and program development--
majority, $290,000; training and program development--minority, 
$290,000; Cloakroom Personnel--majority, $434,000; and 
Cloakroom Personnel--minority, $434,000.

                  Members' Representational Allowances

   Including Members' Clerk Hire, Official Expenses of Members, and 
                             Official Mail

      For Members' representational allowances, including 
Members' clerk hire, official expenses, and official mail, 
$542,109,000.

                          Committee Employees

                Standing Committees, Special and Select

      For salaries and expenses of standing committees, special 
and select, authorized by House resolutions, $117,913,000: 
Provided, That such amount shall remain available for such 
salaries and expenses until December 31, 2006.

                      Committee on Appropriations

      For salaries and expenses of the Committee on 
Appropriations, $25,668,000, including studies and examinations 
of executive agencies and temporary personal services for such 
committee, to be expended in accordance with section 202(b) of 
the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 and to be available 
for reimbursement to agencies for services performed: Provided, 
That such amount shall remain available for such salaries and 
expenses until December 31, 2006.

                    Salaries, Officers and Employees

      For compensation and expenses of officers and employees, 
as authorized by law, $172,249,000, including: for salaries and 
expenses of the Office of the Clerk, including not more than 
$13,000, of which not more than $10,000 is for the Family Room, 
for official representation and reception expenses, 
$21,911,000; for salaries and expenses of the Office of the 
Sergeant at Arms, including the position of Superintendent of 
Garages, and including not more than $3,000 for official 
representation and reception expenses, $6,284,000; for salaries 
and expenses of the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, 
$121,471,000, of which $7,806,000 shall remain available until 
expended; for salaries and expenses of the Office of the 
Inspector General, $3,991,000; for salaries and expenses of the 
Office of Emergency Planning, Preparedness and Operations, 
$5,000,000, to remain available until expended; for salaries 
and expenses of the Office of General Counsel, $962,000; for 
the Office of the Chaplain, $161,000; for salaries and expenses 
of the Office of the Parliamentarian, including the 
Parliamentarian and $2,000 for preparing the Digest of Rules, 
$1,767,000; for salaries and expenses of the Office of the Law 
Revision Counsel of the House, $2,453,000; for salaries and 
expenses of the Office of the Legislative Counsel of the House, 
$6,963,000; for salaries and expenses of the Office of 
Interparliamentary Affairs, $720,000; for other authorized 
employees, $161,000; and for salaries and expenses of the 
Office of the Historian, $405,000.

                        Allowances and Expenses

      For allowances and expenses as authorized by House 
resolution or law, $223,124,000, including: supplies, 
materials, administrative costs and Federal tort claims, 
$4,179,000; official mail for committees, leadership offices, 
and administrative offices of the House, $410,000; Government 
contributions for health, retirement, Social Security, and 
other applicable employee benefits, $214,422,000; supplies, 
materials, and other costs relating to the House portion of 
expenses for the Capitol Visitor Center, $3,410,000, to remain 
available until expended; and miscellaneous items including 
purchase, exchange, maintenance, repair and operation of House 
motor vehicles, interparliamentary receptions, and gratuities 
to heirs of deceased employees of the House, $703,000.

                           Child Care Center

      For salaries and expenses of the House of Representatives 
Child Care Center, such amounts as are deposited in the account 
established by section 312(d)(1) of the Legislative Branch 
Appropriations Act, 1992 (2 U.S.C. 2112), subject to the level 
specified in the budget of the Center, as submitted to the 
Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives.

                        Administrative Provision

      Sec. 101. (a) Requiring Amounts Remaining in Members' 
Representational Allowances To Be Used for Deficit Reduction or 
To Reduce the Federal Debt. Notwithstanding any other provision 
of law, any amounts appropriated under this Act for ``HOUSE OF 
REPRESENTATIVES--Salaries and Expenses--Members' 
Representational Allowances'' shall be available only for 
fiscal year 2006. Any amount remaining after all payments are 
made under such allowances for fiscal year 2006 shall be 
deposited in the Treasury and used for deficit reduction (or, 
if there is no Federal budget deficit after all such payments 
have been made, for reducing the Federal debt, in such manner 
as the Secretary of the Treasury considers appropriate).
      (b) Regulations.--The Committee on House Administration 
of the House of Representatives shall have authority to 
prescribe regulations to carry out this section.
      (c) Definition.--As used in this section, the term 
``Member of the House of Representatives'' means a 
Representative in, or a Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, 
the Congress.

                              JOINT ITEMS

      For Joint Committees, as follows:

                        Joint Economic Committee

      For salaries and expenses of the Joint Economic 
Committee, $4,276,000, to be disbursed by the Secretary of the 
Senate.

                      Joint Committee on Taxation

      For salaries and expenses of the Joint Committee on 
Taxation, $8,781,000, to be disbursed by the Chief 
Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives.
      For other joint items, as follows:

                   Office of the Attending Physician

      For medical supplies, equipment, and contingent expenses 
of the emergency rooms, and for the Attending Physician and his 
assistants, including: (1) an allowance of $2,175 per month to 
the Attending Physician; (2) an allowance of $725 per month 
each to four medical officers while on duty in the Office of 
the Attending Physician; (3) an allowance of $725 per month to 
two assistants and $580 per month each not to exceed 11 
assistants on the basis heretofore provided for such 
assistants; and (4) $1,834,000 for reimbursement to the 
Department of the Navy for expenses incurred for staff and 
equipment assigned to the Office of the Attending Physician, 
which shall be advanced and credited to the applicable 
appropriation or appropriations from which such salaries, 
allowances, and other expenses are payable and shall be 
available for all the purposes thereof, $2,545,000, to be 
disbursed by the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of 
Representatives.

           Capitol Guide Service and Special Services Office

      For salaries and expenses of the Capitol Guide Service 
and Special Services Office, $4,098,000, to be disbursed by the 
Secretary of the Senate: Provided, That no part of such amount 
may be used to employ more than 58 individuals: Provided 
further, That the Capitol Guide Board is authorized, during 
emergencies, to employ not more than two additional individuals 
for not more than 120 days each, and not more than 10 
additional individuals for not more than 6 months each, for the 
Capitol Guide Service.

                      Statements of Appropriations

      For the preparation, under the direction of the 
Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of 
Representatives, of the statements for the first session of the 
109th Congress, showing appropriations made, indefinite 
appropriations, and contracts authorized, together with a 
chronological history of the regular appropriations bills as 
required by law, $30,000, to be paid to the persons designated 
by the chairmen of such committees to supervise the work.

                             CAPITOL POLICE

                                Salaries

      For salaries of employees of the Capitol Police, 
including overtime, hazardous duty pay differential, and 
Government contributions for health, retirement, social 
security, professional liability insurance, and other 
applicable employee benefits, $217,456,000, to be disbursed by 
the Chief of the Capitol Police or his designee.

                            General Expenses

      For necessary expenses of the Capitol Police, including 
motor vehicles, communications and other equipment, security 
equipment and installation, uniforms, weapons, supplies, 
materials, training, medical services, forensic services, 
stenographic services, personal and professional services, the 
employee assistance program, the awards program, postage, 
communication services, travel advances, relocation of 
instructor and liaison personnel for the Federal Law 
Enforcement Training Center, and not more than $5,000 to be 
expended on the certification of the Chief of the Capitol 
Police in connection with official representation and reception 
expenses, $32,000,000, to be disbursed by the Chief of the 
Capitol Police or his designee: Provided, That, notwithstanding 
any other provision of law, the cost of basic training for the 
Capitol Police at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center 
for fiscal year 2006 shall be paid by the Secretary of Homeland 
Security from funds available to the Department of Homeland 
Security.

                       Administrative Provisions

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

      Sec. 1001. Transfer Authority. Amounts appropriated for 
fiscal year 2006 for the Capitol Police may be transferred 
between the headings ``salaries'' and ``general expenses'' upon 
the approval of the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate 
and the House of Representatives.
      Sec. 1002. Mounted Horse Unit. (a) The United States 
Capitol Police may not operate a mounted horse unit during 
fiscal year 2006 or any succeeding fiscal year.
      (b) Not later than 60 days after the date of the 
enactment of this Act, the Chief of the Capitol Police shall 
transfer to the Chief of the United States Park Police the 
horses, equipment, and supplies of the Capitol Police mounted 
horse unit which remain in the possession of the Capitol Police 
as of such date.
      Sec. 1003. Ethics in Goverment Act. (a) Section 
103(h)(1)(A)(i)(I) of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (5 
U.S.C. App. 103(h)(1)(A)(i)(I)) is amended by inserting 
``United States Capitol Police,'' after ``Architect of the 
Capitol,''.
      (b) The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply with 
respect to reports filed under the Ethics in Government Act of 
1978 for calendar year 2005 and each succeeding calendar year.
      Sec. 1004. Inspector General for the United States 
Capitol Police. (a) Establishment of Office.--There is 
established in the United States Capitol Police the Office of 
the Inspector General (hereafter in this section referred to as 
the ``Office''), headed by the Inspector General of the United 
States Capitol Police (hereafter in this section referred to as 
the ``Inspector General'').
      (b) Inspector General.--
      (1) Appointment.--The Inspector General shall be 
appointed by, and under the general supervision of, the Capitol 
Police Board. The appointment shall be made in consultation 
with the Inspectors General of the Library of Congress, 
Government Printing Office, and the Government Accountability 
Office. The Capitol Police Board shall appoint the Inspector 
General without regard to political affiliation and solely on 
the basis of integrity and demonstrated ability in accounting, 
auditing, financial analysis, law, management analysis, public 
administration, or investigations.
      (2) Term of service.--The Inspector General shall serve 
for a term of 5 years, and an individual serving as Inspector 
General may be reappointed for not more than 2 additional 
terms.
      (3) Removal.--The Inspector General may be removed from 
office prior to the expiration of his term only by the 
unanimous vote of all of the voting members of the Capitol 
Police Board, and the Board shall communicate the reasons for 
any such removal to the Committee on House Administration, the 
Senate Committee on Rules and Administration and the Committees 
on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and of the 
Senate.
      (4) Salary.--The Inspector General shall be paid at an 
annual rate equal to $1,000 less than the annual rate of pay in 
effect for the Chief of the Capitol Police.
      (5) Deadline.--The Capitol Police Board shall appoint the 
first Inspector General under this section not later than 180 
days after the date of the enactment of this Act.
      (c) Duties.--
      (1) Applicability of duties of inspector general of 
executive branch establishment.--The Inspector General shall 
carry out the same duties and responsibilities with respect to 
the United States Capitol Police as an Inspector General of an 
establishment carries out with respect to an establishment 
under section 4 of the Inspector General Act of 1978, (5 U.S.C. 
App. 4), under the same terms and conditions which apply under 
such section.
      (2) Semiannual reports.--The Inspector General shall 
prepare and submit semiannual reports summarizing the 
activities of the Office in the same manner, and in accordance 
with the same deadlines, terms, and conditions, as an Inspector 
General of an establishment under section 5 (other than 
subsection (a)(13) thereof) of the Inspector General Act of 
1978, (5 U.S.C. App. 5). For purposes of applying section 5 of 
such Act to the Inspector General, the Chief of the Capitol 
Police shall be considered the head of the establishment. The 
Chief shall, within 30 days of receipt of a report, report to 
the Capitol Police Board, the Committee on House 
Administration, the Senate Committee on Rules and 
Administration, and the Committees on Appropriations of the 
House of Representatives and of the Senate consistent with 
section 5(b) of such Act.
      (3) Investigations of complaints of employees and 
members.--
      (A) Authority.--The Inspector General may receive and 
investigate complaints or information from an employee or 
member of the Capitol Police concerning the possible existence 
of an activity constituting a violation of law, rules, or 
regulations, or mismanagement, gross waste of funds, abuse of 
authority, or a substantial and specific danger to the public 
health and safety, including complaints or information the 
investigation of which is under the jurisdiction of the 
Internal Affairs Division of the Capitol Police as of the date 
of the enactment of this Act.
      (B) Nondisclosure.--The Inspector General shall not, 
after receipt of a complaint or information from an employee or 
member, disclose the identity of the employee or member without 
the consent of the employee or member, unless required by law 
or the Inspector General determines such disclosure is 
otherwise unavoidable during the course of the investigation.
      (C) Prohibiting retaliation.--An employee or member of 
the Capitol Police who has authority to take, direct others to 
take, recommend, or approve any personnel action, shall not, 
with respect to such authority, take or threaten to take any 
action against any employee or member as a reprisal for making 
a complaint or disclosing information to the Inspector General, 
unless the complaint was made or the information disclosed with 
the knowledge that it was false or with willful disregard for 
its truth or falsity.
      (4) Independence in carrying out duties.--Neither the 
Capitol Police Board, the Chief of the Capitol Police, nor any 
other member or employee of the Capitol Police may prevent or 
prohibit the Inspector General from carrying out any of the 
duties or responsibilities assigned to the Inspector General 
under this section.
      (d) Powers.--
      (1) In general.--The Inspector General may exercise the 
same authorities with respect to the United States Capitol 
Police as an Inspector General of an establishment may exercise 
with respect to an establishment under section 6(a) of the 
Inspector General Act of 1978, (5 U.S.C. App. 6(a)), other than 
paragraphs (7) and (8) of such section.
      (2) Staff.--
      (A) In general.--The Inspector General may appoint and 
fix the pay of such personnel as the Inspector General 
considers appropriate. Such personnel may be appointed without 
regard to the provisions of title 5, United States Code, 
regarding appointments in the competitive service, and may be 
paid without regard to the provisions of chapter 51 and 
subchapter III of chapter 53 of such title relating to 
classification and General Schedule pay rates, except that no 
personnel of the Office (other than the Inspector General) may 
be paid at an annual rate greater than $500 less than the 
annual rate of pay of the Inspector General under subsection 
(b)(4).
      (B) Experts and consultants.--The Inspector General may 
procure temporary and intermittent services under section 3109 
of title 5, United States Code, at rates not to exceed the 
daily equivalent of the annual rate of basic pay for level IV 
of the Executive Schedule under section 5315 of such title.
      (C) Independence in appointing staff.--No individual may 
carry out any of the duties or responsibilities of the Office 
unless the individual is appointed by the Inspector General, or 
provides services procured by the Inspector General, pursuant 
to this paragraph. Nothing in this subparagraph may be 
construed to prohibit the Inspector General from entering into 
a contract or other arrangement for the provision of services 
under this section.
      (D) Applicability of capitol police personnel rules.--
None of the regulations governing the appointment and pay of 
employees of the Capitol Police shall apply with respect to the 
appointment and compensation of the personnel of the Office, 
except to the extent agreed to by the Inspector General. 
Nothing in the previous sentence may be construed to affect 
subparagraphs (A) through (C).
      (3) Equipment and supplies.--The Chief of the Capitol 
Police shall provide the Office with appropriate and adequate 
office space, together with such equipment, supplies, and 
communications facilities and services as determined by the 
Inspector General to be necessary for the operation of the 
Office, and shall provide necessary maintenance services for 
such office space and the equipment and facilities located 
therein.
      (e) Transfer of Functions.--
      (1) Transfer.--To the extent that any office or entity in 
the Capitol Police prior to the appointment of the first 
Inspector General under this section carried out any of the 
duties and responsibilities assigned to the Inspector General 
under this section, the functions of such office or entity 
shall be transferred to the Office upon the appointment of the 
first Inspector General under this section.
      (2) No reduction in pay or benefits.--The transfer of the 
functions of an office or entity to the Office under paragraph 
(1) may not result in a reduction in the pay or benefits of any 
employee of the office or entity, except to the extent required 
under subsection (d)(2)(A).
      (f) Effective Date.--This section shall be effective upon 
enactment of this Act.
      (g) Conforming Amendment.--Section 108(b)(2)(D) of the 
Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2001, Public Law 106-554 
(2 U.S.C. Sec. 1903(b)(2)(D)) is amended to read as follows:
      ``(D) Prepare annual financial statements for the Capitol 
Police, and such financial statements shall be audited by the 
Inspector General of the Capitol Police or by an independent 
public accountant, as determined by the Inspector General.''.
      Sec. 1005. Report of Disbursements. (a) In General.--Not 
later than 60 days after the last day of each semiannual 
period, the Chief of the Capitol Police shall submit to 
Congress, with respect to that period, a detailed, itemized 
report of the disbursements for the operations of the United 
States Capitol Police.
      (b) Contents.--The report required by subsection (a) 
shall include--
      (1) the name of each person or entity who receives a 
payment from the Capitol Police and the amount thereof;
      (2) a description of any service rendered to the Capitol 
Police, together with service dates;
      (3) a statement of all amounts appropriated to, or 
received or expended by, the Capitol Police and any unexpended 
balances of such amounts for any open fiscal year; and
      (4) such additional information as may be required by 
regulation of the Committee on House Administration of the 
House of Representatives or the Committee on Rules and 
Administration of the Senate.
      (c) Printing.--Each report under this section shall be 
printed as a House document.
      (d) Effective Date.--This section shall apply with 
respect to the semiannual periods of October 1 through March 31 
and April 1 through September 30 of each year, beginning with 
the semiannual period in which this section is enacted.
      Sec. 1006. Capitol Police and Transfer of Library of 
Congress Police. (a) Limitation on Certain Hiring Authority of 
Capitol Police.--Section 1006(b)(3) of the Legislative Branch 
Appropriations Act, 2004 (Public Law 108-83; 117 Stat. 1023), 
as amended by section 1002 of the Legislative Branch 
Appropriations Act, 2005 (2 U.S.C. 1901 note; Public Law 108-
447; 118 Stat. 3179), is further amended by adding after 
subparagraph (D), the following:
      ``(E) Limitation for fiscal year 2006.--During fiscal 
year 2006, the number of individuals hired under this 
subsection may not exceed--
      ``(i) the number of Library of Congress Police employees 
who separated from service or transferred to a position other 
than a Library of Congress Police employee position during 
fiscal year 2005 for whom a corresponding hire was not made 
under this subsection; and
      ``(ii) the number of Library of Congress Police employees 
who separate from service or transfer to a position other than 
a Library of Congress Police employee position during fiscal 
year 2006.''.
      (b) Memorandum of Understanding.--The Memorandum of 
Understanding between the Library of Congress and the Capitol 
Police entered into on December 12, 2004, shall remain in 
effect through fiscal year 2006, subject to such modifications 
as may be made in accordance with the modification and dispute 
resolution provisions of the Memorandum of Understanding.
      Sec. 1007. (a) Waiving Repayment of Certain Overtime 
Compensation Paid Incorrectly.--Except as provided in 
subsection (b), any individual to whom overtime compensation 
was paid under section 1009 of the Legislative Branch 
Appropriations Act, 2003 (Public Law 108-7; 117 Stat. 359), in 
violation of the restrictions applicable to the payment of such 
compensation under section 1009(b) of such Act shall not be 
required to repay the compensation, but only to the extent the 
compensation was paid for services provided prior to June 15, 
2005.
      (b) Exception.--Subsection (a) shall not apply with 
respect to any officer or employee of the United States Capitol 
Police whose annual rate of pay is specified in statute and is 
not established under the schedule of rates of basic pay 
established and maintained by the Capitol Police Board.

                          OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      For salaries and expenses of the Office of Compliance, as 
authorized by section 305 of the Congressional Accountability 
Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1385), $3,112,000, of which $780,000 
shall remain available until September 30, 2007: Provided, That 
the Executive Director of the Office of Compliance may, within 
the limits of available appropriations, dispose of surplus or 
obsolete personal property by interagency transfer, donation, 
or discarding: Provided further, That not more than $500 may be 
expended on the certification of the Executive Director of the 
Office of Compliance in connection with official representation 
and reception expenses.

                      CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      For salaries and expenses necessary for operation of the 
Congressional Budget Office, including not more than $3,000 to 
be expended on the certification of the Director of the 
Congressional Budget Office in connection with official 
representation and reception expenses, $35,450,000.

                        Administrative Provision

      Sec. 1100. (a) Permitting Waiver of Claims For 
Overpayment of Pay and Allowances.--Section 5584(g) of title 5, 
United States Code, is amended--
        (1) by striking ``and'' at the end of paragraph (5);
        (2) by striking the period at the end of paragraph (6) 
        and inserting ``; and''; and
        (3) by inserting immediately after paragraph (6) the 
        following new paragraph:
        ``(7) the Congressional Budget Office.''.
      (b) Effective Date.--The amendments made by this section 
shall apply with respect to fiscal year 2006 and each 
succeeding fiscal year.

                        ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL

                         General Administration

      For salaries for the Architect of the Capitol, and other 
personal services, at rates of pay provided by law; for surveys 
and studies in connection with activities under the care of the 
Architect of the Capitol; for all necessary expenses for the 
general and administrative support of the operations under the 
Architect of the Capitol including the Botanic Garden; 
electrical substations of the Capitol, Senate and House office 
buildings, and other facilities under the jurisdiction of the 
Architect of the Capitol; including furnishings and office 
equipment; including not more than $5,000 for official 
reception and representation expenses, to be expended as the 
Architect of the Capitol may approve; for purchase or exchange, 
maintenance, and operation of a passenger motor vehicle, 
$76,812,000.

                            Capitol Building

      For all necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and 
operation of the Capitol, $23,352,000, of which $8,300,000 
shall remain available until September 30, 2010.

                            Capitol Grounds

      For all necessary expenses for care and improvement of 
grounds surrounding the Capitol, the Senate and House office 
buildings, and the Capitol Power Plant, $7,511,000.

                        Senate Office Buildings

      For all necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and 
operation of Senate office buildings; and furniture and 
furnishings to be expended under the control and supervision of 
the Architect of the Capitol, $67,004,000, of which $15,745,000 
shall remain available until September 30, 2010.

                         House Office Buildings

      For all necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and 
operation of the House office buildings, $59,616,000, of which 
$20,922,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2010.

                          Capitol Power Plant

      For all necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and 
operation of the Capitol Power Plant; lighting, heating, power 
(including the purchase of electrical energy) and water and 
sewer services for the Capitol, Senate and House office 
buildings, Library of Congress buildings, and the grounds about 
the same, Botanic Garden, Senate garage, and air conditioning 
refrigeration not supplied from plants in any of such 
buildings; heating the Government Printing Office and 
Washington City Post Office, and heating and chilled water for 
air conditioning for the Supreme Court Building, the Union 
Station complex, the Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary 
Building and the Folger Shakespeare Library, expenses for which 
shall be advanced or reimbursed upon request of the Architect 
of the Capitol and amounts so received shall be deposited into 
the Treasury to the credit of this appropriation, $58,685,000, 
of which $1,600,000 shall remain available until September 30, 
2010: Provided, That not more than $6,600,000 of the funds 
credited or to be reimbursed to this appropriation as herein 
provided shall be available for obligation during fiscal year 
2006.

                     Library Buildings and Grounds

      For all necessary expenses for the mechanical and 
structural maintenance, care and operation of the Library 
buildings and grounds, $68,763,000, of which $42,500,000 shall 
remain available until September 30, 2010.

                  Capitol Police Buildings and Grounds

      For all necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and 
operation of buildings and grounds of the United States Capitol 
Police, $14,902,000, of which $5,000,000 shall remain available 
until September 30, 2010.

                             Botanic Garden

      For all necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and 
operation of the Botanic Garden and the nurseries, buildings, 
grounds, and collections; and purchase and exchange, 
maintenance, repair, and operation of a passenger motor 
vehicle; all under the direction of the Joint Committee on the 
Library, $7,633,000: Provided, That this appropriation shall 
not be available for construction of the National Garden: 
Provided further, That of the amount made available under this 
heading, the Architect may obligate and expend such sums as may 
be necessary for the maintenance, care and operation of the 
National Garden established under section 307E of the 
Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1989 (2 U.S.C. 2146), 
upon vouchers approved by the Architect or a duly authorized 
designee.

                         Capitol Visitor Center

      For an additional amount for the Capitol Visitor Center 
project, $41,900,000, to remain available until expended, and 
in addition, $2,300,000 for Capitol Visitor Center operation 
costs: Provided, That the Architect of the Capitol may not 
obligate any of the funds which are made available for the 
Capitol Visitor Center project without an obligation plan 
approved by the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and 
House of Representatives.

                       Administrative Provisions

      Sec. 1201. (a) Section 108 of the Legislative Branch 
Appropriations Act, 1991 (2 U.S.C. 1849), is amended in 
subsection (b), by striking ``8 positions'' and inserting ``9 
positions''.
      (b) The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply with 
respect to pay periods beginning on or after the date of the 
enactment of this Act.
      Sec. 1202. (a) Section 905 of the 2002 Supplemental 
Appropriations Act for Further Recovery From and Response To 
Terrorist Attacks on the United States (2 U.S.C. 1819) is 
amended--
        (1) by redesignating subsection (d) as subsection (e); 
        and
        (2) by inserting after subsection (c) the following new 
        subsection:
      ``(d) In the case of a building or facility acquired 
through purchase pursuant to subsection (a), the Architect of 
the Capitol may enter into or assume a lease with another 
person for the use of any portion of the building or facility 
that the Architect of the Capitol determines is not required to 
be used to carry out the purposes of this section, subject to 
the approval of the entity which approved the acquisition of 
such building or facility under subsection (b).''.
      (b) The amendments made by subsection (a) shall apply 
with respect to leases entered into on or after the date of the 
enactment of this Act.

                          LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

                         Salaries and Expenses

                    (INCLUDING RESCISSION OF FUNDS)

      For necessary expenses of the Library of Congress not 
otherwise provided for, including development and maintenance 
of the Library's catalogs; custody and custodial care of the 
Library buildings; special clothing; cleaning, laundering and 
repair of uniforms; preservation of motion pictures in the 
custody of the Library; operation and maintenance of the 
American Folklife Center in the Library; preparation and 
distribution of catalog records and other publications of the 
Library; hire or purchase of one passenger motor vehicle; and 
expenses of the Library of Congress Trust Fund Board not 
properly chargeable to the income of any trust fund held by the 
Board, $395,754,000, of which not more than $6,000,000 shall be 
derived from collections credited to this appropriation during 
fiscal year 2006, and shall remain available until expended, 
under the Act of June 28, 1902 (chapter 1301; 32 Stat. 480; 2 
U.S.C. 150) and not more than $350,000 shall be derived from 
collections during fiscal year 2006 and shall remain available 
until expended for the development and maintenance of an 
international legal information database and activities related 
thereto: Provided, That the Library of Congress may not 
obligate or expend any funds derived from collections under the 
Act of June 28, 1902, in excess of the amount authorized for 
obligation or expenditure in appropriations Acts: Provided 
further, That the total amount available for obligation shall 
be reduced by the amount by which collections are less than 
$6,350,000: Provided further, That of the total amount 
appropriated, $13,972,000 shall remain available until expended 
for the partial acquisition of books, periodicals, newspapers, 
and all other materials including subscriptions for 
bibliographic services for the Library, including $40,000 to be 
available solely for the purchase, when specifically approved 
by the Librarian, of special and unique materials for additions 
to the collections: Provided further, That of the total amount 
appropriated, not more than $12,000 may be expended, on the 
certification of the Librarian of Congress, in connection with 
official representation and reception expenses for the Overseas 
Field Offices: Provided further, That of the total amount 
appropriated, $5,860,000 shall remain available until expended 
for the digital collections and educational curricula program 
under section 1306 of this Act: Provided further, That of the 
total amount appropriated, $600,000 shall remain available 
until expended, and shall be transferred to the Abraham Lincoln 
Bicentennial Commission for carrying out the purposes of Public 
Law 106-173, of which $10,000 may be used for official 
representation and reception expenses of the Abraham Lincoln 
Bicentennial Commission: Provided further, That of the total 
amount appropriated, $11,078,000 shall remain available until 
expended for partial support of the National Audio-Visual 
Conservation Center: Provided further, That of the total amount 
appropriated, $250,000 shall be used to provide a grant to the 
Middle Eastern Text Initiative for translation and publishing 
of middle eastern text: Provided further, That no funds made 
available under this heading may be expended inconsistently 
with the provisions and intent of section 1006 of the 
Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2004 (Public Law 108-
83), as amended, and the memorandum of understanding between 
the Library of Congress and the Capitol Police entered into on 
December 12, 2004: Provided further, That of the total amount 
appropriated, $300,000 shall be available to the University of 
South Carolina for the Cooperative Preservation and 
Conservation project for the Movietone Newsreel collection: 
Provided further, That of the total amount appropriated, 
$400,000 shall be available to the University of Mississippi 
American Music Archives: Provided further, That of the amounts 
made available under this heading in chapter 9 of division A of 
the Miscellaneous Appropriations Act, 2001 (Public Law 106-554; 
114 Stat. 2763A-194), $6,858,000 are rescinded.

                            Copyright Office

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      For necessary expenses of the Copyright Office, 
$58,601,000, of which not more than $30,481,000, to remain 
available until expended, shall be derived from collections 
credited to this appropriation during fiscal year 2006 under 
section 708(d) of title 17, United States Code: Provided, That 
the Copyright Office may not obligate or expend any funds 
derived from collections under such section, in excess of the 
amount authorized for obligation or expenditure in 
appropriations Acts: Provided further, That not more than 
$5,465,000 shall be derived from collections during fiscal year 
2006 under sections 111(d)(2), 119(b)(2), 802(h), 1005, and 
1316 of such title: Provided further, That the total amount 
available for obligation shall be reduced by the amount by 
which collections are less than $35,946,000: Provided further, 
That not more than $100,000 of the amount appropriated is 
available for the maintenance of an ``International Copyright 
Institute'' in the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress 
for the purpose of training nationals of developing countries 
in intellectual property laws and policies: Provided further, 
That not more than $4,250 may be expended, on the certification 
of the Librarian of Congress, in connection with official 
representation and reception expenses for activities of the 
International Copyright Institute and for copyright 
delegations, visitors, and seminars: Provided further, That 
notwithstanding any provision of chapter 8 of title 17, United 
States Code, any amounts made available under this heading 
which are attributable to royalty fees and payments received by 
the Copyright Office pursuant to sections 111, 119, and chapter 
10 of such title may be used for the costs incurred in the 
administration of the Copyright Royalty Judges program.

                     Congressional Research Service

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of 
section 203 of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 
U.S.C. 166) and to revise and extend the Annotated Constitution 
of the United States of America, $100,916,000: Provided, That 
no part of such amount may be used to pay any salary or expense 
in connection with any publication, or preparation of material 
therefor (except the Digest of Public General Bills), to be 
issued by the Library of Congress unless such publication has 
obtained prior approval of either the Committee on House 
Administration of the House of Representatives or the Committee 
on Rules and Administration of the Senate.

             Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      For salaries and expenses to carry out the Act of March 
3, 1931 (chapter 400; 46 Stat. 1487; 2 U.S.C. 135a), 
$54,449,000, of which $16,231,000 shall remain available until 
expended: Provided, That of the total amount appropriated, 
$400,000 shall remain available until expended to reimburse the 
National Federation of the Blind for costs incurred in the 
operation of its ``NEWSLINE'' program.

                       Administrative Provisions

      Sec. 1301. Incentive Awards Program. Of the amounts 
appropriated to the Library of Congress in this Act, not more 
than $5,000 may be expended, on the certification of the 
Librarian of Congress, in connection with official 
representation and reception expenses for the incentive awards 
program.
      Sec. 1302. Reimbursable and Revolving Fund Activities. 
(a) In General.--For fiscal year 2006, the obligational 
authority of the Library of Congress for the activities 
described in subsection (b) may not exceed $109,943,000.
      (b) Activities.--The activities referred to in subsection 
(a) are reimbursable and revolving fund activities that are 
funded from sources other than appropriations to the Library in 
appropriations Acts for the legislative branch.
      (c) Transfer of Funds.--During fiscal year 2006, the 
Librarian of Congress may temporarily transfer funds 
appropriated in this Act, under the heading ``LIBRARY OF 
CONGRESS'' under the subheading ``Salaries and Expenses'' to 
the revolving fund for the FEDLINK Program and the Federal 
Research Program established under section 103 of the Library 
of Congress Fiscal Operations Improvement Act of 2000 (Public 
Law 106-481; 2 U.S.C. 182c): Provided, That the total amount of 
such transfers may not exceed $1,900,000: Provided further, 
That the appropriate revolving fund account shall reimburse the 
Library for any amounts transferred to it before the period of 
availability of the Library appropriation expires.
      Sec. 1303. National Digital Information Infrastructure 
and Preservation Program. The Miscellaneous Appropriations Act, 
2001 (enacted into law by section 1(a)(4) of Public Law 106-
554, 114 Stat. 2763A-194) is amended in the first proviso under 
the subheading ``Salaries and Expenses'' under the heading 
``LIBRARY OF CONGRESS'' in chapter 9 of division A by adding at 
the end ``, except that an amount not to exceed $10,000,000 of 
such additional $75,000,000 shall remain available until 
expended and may be used for competitive grants to State 
governmental entities, without regard to any matching 
contribution requirement, to work cooperatively to collect and 
preserve at-risk digital State and local government 
information''.
      Sec. 1304. United States Diplomatic Facilities. Funds 
made available for the Library of Congress under this Act are 
available for transfer to the Department of State as remittance 
for a fee charged by the Department for fiscal year 2006 for 
the maintenance, upgrade, or construction of United States 
diplomatic facilities only to the extent that the amount of the 
fee so charged is equal to or less than the unreimbursed value 
of the services provided during fiscal year 2006 to the Library 
of Congress on State Department diplomatic facilities.
      Sec. 1305. Parliamentary Development. (a) Section 208 of 
the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1996 (Public Law 
104-53; 109 Stat. 532), is hereby repealed.
      (b) The amendment made by this section shall take effect 
on the date of the enactment of this Act or October 1, 2005, 
whichever occurs earlier.
      Sec. 1306. Incorporation of Digital Collections Into 
Educational Curricula. (a) Short Title.--This section may be 
cited as the ``Library of Congress Digital Collections and 
Educational Curricula Act of 2005''.
      (b) Program.--The Librarian of Congress shall administer 
a program to teach educators and librarians how to incorporate 
the digital collections of the Library of Congress into 
educational curricula.
      (c) Educational Consortium.--In administering the program 
under this section, the Librarian of Congress may--
            (1) establish an educational consortium to support 
        the program; and
            (2) make funds appropriated for the program 
        available to consortium members, educational 
        institutions, and libraries.
      (d) Authorization of Appropriations.--There are 
authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary to 
carry out this section for fiscal year 2006 and each fiscal 
year thereafter.
      Sec. 1307. Inspector General of the Library of Congress. 
(a) Short Title.--This section may be cited as the ``Library of 
Congress Inspector General Act of 2005''.
      (b) Office of Inspector General.--There is an Office of 
Inspector General within the Library of Congress which is an 
independent objective office to--
            (1) conduct and supervise audits and investigations 
        (excluding incidents involving violence and personal 
        property) relating to the Library of Congress;
            (2) provide leadership and coordination and 
        recommend policies to promote economy, efficiency, and 
        effectiveness; and
            (3) provide a means of keeping the Librarian of 
        Congress and the Congress fully and currently informed 
        about problems and deficiencies relating to the 
        administration and operations of the Library of 
        Congress.
      (c) Appointment of Inspector General; Supervision; 
Removal.--
            (1) Appointment and supervision.--
                    (A) In general.--There shall be at the head 
                of the Office of Inspector General, an 
                Inspector General who shall be appointed by the 
                Librarian of Congress without regard to 
                political affiliation and solely on the basis 
                of integrity and demonstrated ability in 
                accounting, auditing, financial analysis, law, 
                management analysis, public administration, or 
                investigations. The Inspector General shall 
                report to, and be under the general supervision 
                of, the Librarian of Congress.
                    (B) Audits, investigations, and reports.--
                The Librarian of Congress shall have no 
                authority to prevent or prohibit the Inspector 
                General from--
                            (i) initiating, carrying out, or 
                        completing any audit or investigation;
                            (ii) issuing any subpoena during 
                        the course of any audit or 
                        investigation; or
                            (iii) issuing any report.
            (2) Removal.--The Inspector General may be removed 
        from office by the Librarian of Congress. The Librarian 
        of Congress shall, promptly upon such removal, 
        communicate in writing the reasons for any such removal 
        to each House of the Congress.
      (d) Duties, Responsibilities, Authority, and Reports.--
            (1) In general.--Sections 4, 5 (other than 
        subsections (a)(13)), 6(a) (other than paragraphs (7) 
        and (8) thereof), and 7 of the Inspector General Act of 
        1978 (5 U.S.C. App.) shall apply to the Inspector 
        General of the Library of Congress and the Office of 
        such Inspector General and such sections shall be 
        applied to the Library of Congress and the Librarian of 
        Congress by substituting--
                    (A) ``Library of Congress'' for 
                ``establishment''; and
                    (B) ``Librarian of Congress'' for ``head of 
                the establishment''.
            (2) Employees.--The Inspector General, in carrying 
        out the provisions of this section, is authorized to 
        select, appoint, and employ such officers and employees 
        (including consultants) as may be necessary for 
        carrying out the functions, powers, and duties of the 
        Office of Inspector General subject to the provisions 
        of law governing selections, appointments, and 
        employment in the Library of Congress.
      (e) Transfers.--All functions, personnel, and budget 
resources of the Office of Investigations of the Library of 
Congress are transferred to the Office of Inspector General.
      (f) Incumbent.--The individual who serves in the position 
of Inspector General of the Library of Congress on the date of 
enactment of this Act shall continue to serve in that position, 
subject to removal in accordance with this section.
      (g) References.--References in any other Federal law, 
Executive order, rule, regulation, or delegation of authority, 
or any document of or relating to the Inspector General of the 
Library of Congress shall be deemed to refer to the Inspector 
General of the Library of Congress as set forth under this 
section.
      (h) Effective Date.--This section shall be effective upon 
enactment of this Act.

                       GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

                   Congressional Printing and Binding

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

      For authorized printing and binding for the Congress and 
the distribution of Congressional information in any format; 
printing and binding for the Architect of the Capitol; expenses 
necessary for preparing the semimonthly and session index to 
the Congressional Record, as authorized by law (section 902 of 
title 44, United States Code); printing and binding of 
Government publications authorized by law to be distributed to 
Members of Congress; and printing, binding, and distribution of 
Government publications authorized by law to be distributed 
without charge to the recipient, $88,090,000: Provided, That 
this appropriation shall not be available for paper copies of 
the permanent edition of the Congressional Record for 
individual Representatives, Resident Commissioners or Delegates 
authorized under section 906 of title 44, United States Code: 
Provided further, That this appropriation shall be available 
for the payment of obligations incurred under the 
appropriations for similar purposes for preceding fiscal years: 
Provided further, That notwithstanding the 2-year limitation 
under section 718 of title 44, United States Code, none of the 
funds appropriated or made available under this Act or any 
other Act for printing and binding and related services 
provided to Congress under chapter 7 of title 44, United States 
Code, may be expended to print a document, report, or 
publication after the 27-month period beginning on the date 
that such document, report, or publication is authorized by 
Congress to be printed, unless Congress reauthorizes such 
printing in accordance with section 718 of title 44, United 
States Code: Provided further, That any unobligated or 
unexpended balances in this account or accounts for similar 
purposes for preceding fiscal years may be transferred to the 
Government Printing Office revolving fund for carrying out the 
purposes of this heading, subject to the approval of the 
Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives 
and Senate.

                 Office of Superintendent of Documents

                         salaries and expenses

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

      For expenses of the Office of Superintendent of Documents 
necessary to provide for the cataloging and indexing of 
Government publications and their distribution to the public, 
Members of Congress, other Government agencies, and designated 
depository and international exchange libraries as authorized 
by law, $33,337,000: Provided, That amounts of not more than 
$2,000,000 from current year appropriations are authorized for 
producing and disseminating Congressional serial sets and other 
related publications for fiscal years 2004 and 2005 to 
depository and other designated libraries: Provided further, 
That any unobligated or unexpended balances in this account or 
accounts for similar purposes for preceding fiscal years may be 
transferred to the Government Printing Office revolving fund 
for carrying out the purposes of this heading, subject to the 
approval of the Committees on Appropriations of the House of 
Representatives and Senate.

               Government Printing Office Revolving Fund

      For payment to the Government Printing Office Revolving 
Fund, $2,000,000 for workforce retraining: Provided, That the 
Government Printing Office may make such expenditures, within 
the limits of funds available and in accordance with law, and 
to make such contracts and commitments without regard to fiscal 
year limitations as provided by section 9104 of title 31, 
United States Code, as may be necessary in carrying out the 
programs and purposes set forth in the budget for the current 
fiscal year for the Government Printing Office revolving fund: 
Provided further, That not more than $5,000 may be expended on 
the certification of the Public Printer in connection with 
official representation and reception expenses: Provided 
further, That the revolving fund shall be available for the 
hire or purchase of not more than 12 passenger motor vehicles: 
Provided further, That expenditures in connection with travel 
expenses of the advisory councils to the Public Printer shall 
be deemed necessary to carry out the provisions of title 44, 
United States Code: Provided further, That the revolving fund 
shall be available for temporary or intermittent services under 
section 3109(b) of title 5, United States Code, but at rates 
for individuals not more than the daily equivalent of the 
annual rate of basic pay for level V of the Executive Schedule 
under section 5316 of such title: Provided further, That the 
revolving fund and the funds provided under the headings 
``Office of Superintendent of Documents'' and ``salaries and 
expenses'' together may not be available for the full-time 
equivalent employment of more than 2,621 workyears (or such 
other number of workyears as the Public Printer may request, 
subject to the approval of the Committees on Appropriations of 
the House of Representatives and Senate): Provided further, 
That activities financed through the revolving fund may provide 
information in any format: Provided further, That not more than 
$10,000 may be expended from the revolving fund in support of 
the activities of the Benjamin Franklin Tercentenary Commission 
established by Public Law 107-202.

                    GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      For necessary expenses of the Government Accountability 
Office, including not more than $12,500 to be expended on the 
certification of the Comptroller General of the United States 
in connection with official representation and reception 
expenses; temporary or intermittent services under section 
3109(b) of title 5, United States Code, but at rates for 
individuals not more than the daily equivalent of the annual 
rate of basic pay for level IV of the Executive Schedule under 
section 5315 of such title; hire of one passenger motor 
vehicle; advance payments in foreign countries in accordance 
with section 3324 of title 31, United States Code; benefits 
comparable to those payable under sections 901(5), (6), and (8) 
of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (22 U.S.C. 4081(5), (6), and 
(8)); and under regulations prescribed by the Comptroller 
General of the United States, rental of living quarters in 
foreign countries, $482,395,000: Provided, That not more than 
$5,104,000 of payments received under section 782 of title 31, 
United States Code, shall be available for use in fiscal year 
2006: Provided further, That not more than $2,061,000 of 
reimbursements received under section 9105 of title 31, United 
States Code, shall be available for use in fiscal year 2006: 
Provided further, That this appropriation and appropriations 
for administrative expenses of any other department or agency 
which is a member of the National Intergovernmental Audit Forum 
or a Regional Intergovernmental Audit Forum shall be available 
to finance an appropriate share of either Forum's costs as 
determined by the respective Forum, including necessary travel 
expenses of non-Federal participants: Provided further, That 
payments hereunder to the Forum may be credited as 
reimbursements to any appropriation from which costs involved 
are initially financed.

                OPEN WORLD LEADERSHIP CENTER TRUST FUND

      For a payment to the Open World Leadership Center Trust 
Fund for financing activities of the Open World Leadership 
Center under section 313 of the Legislative Branch 
Appropriations Act, 2001 (2 U.S.C. 1151), $14,000,000.

   JOHN C. STENNIS CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

      For payment to the John C. Stennis Center for Public 
Service Development Trust Fund established under section 116 of 
the John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Training and 
Development Act (2 U.S.C. 1105), $430,000.

                      TITLE II--GENERAL PROVISIONS

      Sec. 201. Maintenance and Care of Private Vehicles. No 
part of the funds appropriated in this Act shall be used for 
the maintenance or care of private vehicles, except for 
emergency assistance and cleaning as may be provided under 
regulations relating to parking facilities for the House of 
Representatives issued by the Committee on House Administration 
and for the Senate issued by the Committee on Rules and 
Administration.
      Sec. 202. Fiscal Year Limitation. No part of the funds 
appropriated in this Act shall remain available for obligation 
beyond fiscal year 2006 unless expressly so provided in this 
Act.
      Sec. 203. Rates of Compensation and Designation. Whenever 
in this Act any office or position not specifically established 
by the Legislative Pay Act of 1929 (46 Stat. 32 et seq.) is 
appropriated for or the rate of compensation or designation of 
any office or position appropriated for is different from that 
specifically established by such Act, the rate of compensation 
and the designation in this Act shall be the permanent law with 
respect thereto: Provided, That the provisions in this Act for 
the various items of official expenses of Members, officers, 
and committees of the Senate and House of Representatives, and 
clerk hire for Senators and Members of the House of 
Representatives shall be the permanent law with respect 
thereto.
      Sec. 204. Consulting Services. The expenditure of any 
appropriation under this Act for any consulting service through 
procurement contract, under section 3109 of title 5, United 
States Code, shall be limited to those contracts where such 
expenditures are a matter of public record and available for 
public inspection, except where otherwise provided under 
existing law, or under existing Executive order issued under 
existing law.
      Sec. 205. Awards and Settlements. Such sums as may be 
necessary are appropriated to the account described in 
subsection (a) of section 415 of the Congressional 
Accountability Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1415(a)) to pay awards and 
settlements as authorized under such subsection.
      Sec. 206. Costs of LBFMC. Amounts available for 
administrative expenses of any legislative branch entity which 
participates in the Legislative Branch Financial Managers 
Council (LBFMC) established by charter on March 26, 1996, shall 
be available to finance an appropriate share of LBFMC costs as 
determined by the LBFMC, except that the total LBFMC costs to 
be shared among all participating legislative branch entities 
(in such allocations among the entities as the entities may 
determine) may not exceed $2,000.
      Sec. 207. Landscape Maintenance. The Architect of the 
Capitol, in consultation with the District of Columbia, is 
authorized to maintain and improve the landscape features, 
excluding streets and sidewalks, in the irregular shaped grassy 
areas bounded by Washington Avenue, SW on the northeast, Second 
Street SW on the west, Square 582 on the south, and the 
beginning of the I-395 tunnel on the southeast.
      Sec. 208. Limitation on Transfers. None of the funds made 
available in this Act may be transferred to any department, 
agency, or instrumentality of the United States Government, 
except pursuant to a transfer made by, or transfer authority 
provided in, this Act or any other appropriation Act.

                TITLE III--CONTINUITY IN REPRESENTATION

      Sec. 301. Section 26 of the Revised Statutes of the 
United States (2 U.S.C. 8) is amended--
            (1) by striking ``The time'' and inserting ``(a) In 
        General.--Except as provided in subsection (b), the 
        time''; and
            (2) by adding at the end the following new 
        subsection:
      ``(b) Special Rules in Extraordinary Circumstances.--
            ``(1) In general.--In extraordinary circumstances, 
        the executive authority of any State in which a vacancy 
        exists in its representation in the House of 
        Representatives shall issue a writ of election to fill 
        such vacancy by special election.
      ``(2) Timing of special election.--A special election 
held under this subsection to fill a vacancy shall take place 
not later than 49 days after the Speaker of the House of 
Representatives announces that the vacancy exists, unless, 
during the 75-day period which begins on the date of the 
announcement of the vacancy--
      ``(A) a regularly scheduled general election for the 
office involved is to be held; or
      ``(B) another special election for the office involved is 
to be held, pursuant to a writ for a special election issued by 
the chief executive of the State prior to the date of the 
announcement of the vacancy.
      ``(3) Nominations by parties.--If a special election is 
to be held under this subsection, the determination of the 
candidates who will run in such election shall be made--
      ``(A) by nominations made not later than 10 days after 
the Speaker announces that the vacancy exists by the political 
parties of the State that are authorized by State law to 
nominate candidates for the election; or
      ``(B) by any other method the State considers 
appropriate, including holding primary elections, that will 
ensure that the State will hold the special election within the 
deadline required under paragraph (2).
      ``(4) Extraordinary circumstances.--
      ``(A) In general.--In this subsection, `extraordinary 
circumstances' occur when the Speaker of the House of 
Representatives announces that vacancies in the representation 
from the States in the House exceed 100.
      ``(B) Judicial review.--If any action is brought for 
declaratory or injunctive relief to challenge an announcement 
made under subparagraph (A), the following rules shall apply:
      ``(i) Not later than 2 days after the announcement, the 
action shall be filed in the United States District Court 
having jurisdiction in the district of the Member of the House 
of Representatives whose seat has been announced to be vacant 
and shall be heard by a 3-judge court convened pursuant to 
section 2284 of title 28, United States Code.
      ``(ii) A copy of the complaint shall be delivered 
promptly to the Clerk of the House of Representatives.
      ``(iii) A final decision in the action shall be made 
within 3 days of the filing of such action and shall not be 
reviewable.
      ``(iv) The executive authority of the State that contains 
the district of the Member of the House of Representatives 
whose seat has been announced to be vacant shall have the right 
to intervene either in support of or opposition to the position 
of a party to the case regarding the announcement of such 
vacancy.
      ``(5) Protecting ability of absent military and overseas 
voters to participate in special elections.--
      ``(A) Deadline for transmittal of absentee ballots.--In 
conducting a special election held under this subsection to 
fill a vacancy in its representation, the State shall ensure to 
the greatest extent practicable (including through the use of 
electronic means) that absentee ballots for the election are 
transmitted to absent uniformed services voters and overseas 
voters (as such terms are defined in the Uniformed and Overseas 
Citizens Absentee Voting Act) not later than 15 days after the 
Speaker of the House of Representatives announces that the 
vacancy exists.
      ``(B) Period for ballot transit time.--Notwithstanding 
the deadlines referred to in paragraphs (2) and (3), in the 
case of an individual who is an absent uniformed services voter 
or an overseas voter (as such terms are defined in the 
Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act), a State 
shall accept and process any otherwise valid ballot or other 
election material from the voter so long as the ballot or other 
material is received by the appropriate State election official 
not later than 45 days after the State transmits the ballot or 
other material to the voter.
      ``(6) Application to district of columbia and 
territories.--This subsection shall apply--
      ``(A) to a Delegate or Resident Commissioner to the 
Congress in the same manner as it applies to a Member of the 
House of Representatives; and
      ``(B) to the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of 
Puerto Rico, American Samoa, Guam, and the United States Virgin 
Islands in the same manner as it applies to a State, except 
that a vacancy in the representation from any such jurisdiction 
in the House shall not be taken into account by the Speaker in 
determining whether vacancies in the representation from the 
States in the House exceed 100 for purposes of paragraph 
(4)(A).
      ``(7) Rule of construction regarding federal election 
laws.--Nothing in this subsection may be construed to affect 
the application to special elections under this subsection of 
any Federal law governing the administration of elections for 
Federal office (including any law providing for the enforcement 
of any such law), including, but not limited to, the following:
      ``(A) The Voting Rights Act of 1965 (42 U.S.C. 1973 et 
seq.), as amended.
      ``(B) The Voting Accessibility for the Elderly and 
Handicapped Act (42 U.S.C. 1973ee et seq.), as amended.
      ``(C) The Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting 
Act (42 U.S.C. 1973ff et seq.), as amended.
      ``(D) The National Voter Registration Act of 1993 (42 
U.S.C. 1973gg et seq.), as amended.
      ``(E) The Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 
U.S.C. 12101 et seq.), as amended.
      ``(F) The Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 701 et 
seq.), as amended.
      ``(G) The Help America Vote Act of 2002 (42 U.S.C. 15301 
et seq.), as amended.''.
    And the Senate agree to the same.
    Amendment Numbered 2:
    That the House recede from its disagreement to the 
amendment of the Senate numbered 2, and agree to the same with 
an amendment, as follows:
    Delete the matter stricken, delete the matter inserted, and 
strike all beginning on page 2, line 5, down through and 
including page 8, line 12 of the House engrossed bill, H.R. 
2985.
    And the Senate agree to the same.
    Amendment Numbered 3:
    That the House recede from its disagreement to the 
amendment of the Senate numbered 3, and agree to the same with 
an amendment, as follows:
    Delete the matter stricken, delete the matter inserted, and 
strike all beginning on page 24, line 12, down through and 
including page 24, line 16 of the House engrossed bill, H.R. 
2985.
    And the Senate agree to the same.
    Amendment Numbered 4:
    That the House recede from its disagreement to the 
amendment of the Senate numbered 4, and agree to the same with 
an amendment, as follows:
    Delete the matter stricken, delete the matter inserted, and 
strike all beginning on page 41, line 10, down through and 
including page 43, line 24 of the House engrossed bill, H.R. 
2985.
    And the Senate agree to the same.
    Amendment Numbered 5:
    That the House recede from its disagreement to the 
amendment of the Senate numbered 5.
    And the Senate agree to the same.

                                   Jerry Lewis,
                                   Jack Kingston,
                                   Kay Granger,
                                   John T. Doolittle,
                                   Ray LaHood,
                                   Steny H. Hoyer,
                                   James P. Moran,
                                 Managers on the Part of the House.

                                   Wayne Allard,
                                   Thad Cochran,
                                   Mike DeWine,
                                   Ted Stevens,
                                   Richard Durbin,
                                   Tim Johnson,
                                   Robert C. Byrd
                                           (except Title III),
                                Managers on the Part of the Senate.
       JOINT EXPLANATORY STATEMENT OF THE COMMITTEE OF CONFERENCE

      The managers on the part of the House and the Senate at 
the conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses on 
the amendments of the Senate to the bill (H.R. 2985) making 
appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year 
ending September 30, 2006, and for other purposes, submit the 
following joint statement to the House and Senate in 
explanation of the effect of the action agreed upon by the 
managers and recommended in the accompanying conference report.
      The Senate amended the House bill with five numbered 
amendments. The conference agreement addresses all the 
differences contained in the five amendments in the disposition 
of the first numbered amendment. The first numbered amendment 
therefore includes a complete version of the Legislative Branch 
bill. An explanation of the resolution of the differences of 
the other four numbered amendments is included in the first 
numbered amendment. The disposition of the other four numbered 
amendments therefore is purely technical in nature to enable 
the complete bill text to be included in the first amendment.
      Amendment numbered 1: Deletes the matter inserted and 
inserts complete bill text excluding the short title.
      Many items in both House and Senate Legislative Branch 
Appropriations bills are identical and are included in the 
conference agreement without change. The conferees have 
endorsed statements of policy contained in the House and Senate 
reports accompanying the appropriations bills, unless amended 
or restated herein. With respect to those items in the 
conference agreement that differ between House and Senate 
bills, the conferees have agreed to the following with the 
appropriate section numbers, punctuation, and other technical 
corrections:

                                TITLE I

                                 SENATE

      The conferees agree to appropriate $785,549,000 for 
Senate operations. Inasmuch as these items relate solely to the 
Senate, and in accord with long practice under which each body 
determines its own housekeeping requirements and the other 
concurs without intervention, the managers on the part of the 
House, at the request of the managers on the part of the 
Senate, have receded to the amendment of the Senate.

                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

      The conferees agree to appropriate $1,100,907,000 for 
House operations. Inasmuch as these items relate solely to the 
House, and in accord with long practice under which each body 
determines its own housekeeping requirements and the other 
concurs without intervention, the managers on the part of the 
Senate, at the request of the managers on the part of the 
House, have receded to the amendments of the House.

                              JOINT ITEMS

                        Joint Economic Committee

      The conference agreement includes $4,276,000 as proposed 
by the House and the Senate.

                      Joint Committee on Taxation

      The conference agreement includes $8,781,000 as proposed 
by the House and the Senate.

                   Office of the Attending Physician

      The conference agreement includes $2,545,000 as proposed 
by the House and the Senate.

           Capitol Guide Service and Special Services Office

      The conference agreement includes $4,098,000 for the 
Capitol Guide Service and Special Services Office as proposed 
by the Senate instead of $4,268,000 as proposed by the House.

                      Statements of Appropriations

      The conference agreement includes $30,000 as proposed by 
the House and the Senate.

                             CAPITOL POLICE

      In fiscal year (FY) 2001, in response to pervasive 
management issues at the United States Capitol Police (USCP), 
the conferees directed the USCP to establish a Chief 
Administrative Officer (CAO) position with the overall 
responsibility for improving administrative operations of the 
USCP, including human resources, information technology, 
financial management and budgeting. In FY 2001 and subsequent 
years, the conferees also required the Government 
Accountability Office (GAO) to report periodically on the 
progress of the USCP in improving operations.
      The conferees are disappointed with the slow pace of 
improvements and the broad range of management issues that 
continue to surface, including problems in procurements, 
project management, budget execution, and payroll and 
compensation issues. The conferees-believe that there has not 
been adequate management emphasis on improving administrative 
operations. The tone set by management influences the actions 
of staff throughout the organization in helping to ensure good 
management practices and effective operations.
      The conferees direct the Chief, the Assistant Chief, and 
the CAO to place a renewed emphasis on implementing basic 
internal control throughout their operations, with an emphasis 
on instilling accountability for good internal control 
procedures and practices throughout the organization, while 
leading by example in this area and setting an appropriate tone 
at the top. Internal control represents the series of actions 
and activities that are put in place throughout an entity's 
operations on an ongoing basis and should be designed to 
provide reasonable assurance over (1) the effectiveness and 
efficiency of operations, (2) compliance with laws and 
regulations, (3) safeguarding of assets, and (4) the 
reliability of financial reporting and other types of 
reporting.
      The conferees direct the Chief to implement a structured 
internal control program that meets the above objectives and 
includes the standard elements of internal control from basic 
management literature and GAO's Standards for Internal Control 
in the Federal Government. The conferees require the Chief to 
provide a written plan describing specific actions and 
timeframes required to address these objectives including how 
the USCP's new financial management system will improve the 
reliability of financial reporting, budget execution and 
reprogramming. The written plan is due on October 1, 2005, with 
quarterly reports on progress thereafter.
      The conferees also direct the Comptroller General to 
undertake a review of USCP overtime usage. Specifically, the 
Comptroller General shall review (1) the requirements that 
necessitate the need for USCP overtime, (2) how USCP is 
managing and accounting for overtime use, and (3) the extent to 
which the deployment of technology might help defer the need 
for some USCP overtime.
      Reprogramming Guidelines--The conferees direct that the 
United States Capitol Police may not carry out any 
reprogramming, transfer, or use of funds unless: (1) the Chief 
of the Capitol Police submits a request for the reprogramming, 
transfer, or use of funds to the Committees on Appropriations 
of the House and Senate on or before August 1 of the respective 
year, unless both such committees agree to accept the request 
at a later date because of extraordinary and emergency 
circumstances cited by the Chief; (2) the request contains 
clearly stated and detailed documentation presenting 
justifications for the reprogramming, transfer, or use of 
funds; (3) the request contains a declaration that, as of the 
date of the request, none of the funds included in the request 
have been obligated, and none will be obligated until both 
committees have approved the request; and (4) both committees 
approve the request.
      A reprogramming, transfer, or use of unobligated balances 
request is required if (1) the amount to be shifted to or from 
any object class, approved budget, or program involved under 
the request, or the aggregate amount to be shifted to or from 
any object class, approved budget, or program involved during 
the fiscal year taking into account the amount contained in the 
request, is in excess of $250,000 or 10 percent, whichever is 
less, of the object class, approved budget, or program; (2) the 
reprogramming or use of funds would result in a major change to 
the program or item which is different than that presented to 
and approved by the Committees on Appropriations of the House 
and Senate; or (3) the funds involved were earmarked by either 
of the committees for a specific activity which is different 
that the activity proposed under the request, without regard to 
whether the amount provided in the earmark is less than, equal 
to, or greater than the amount required to carry out the 
activity.
      In 2003, Public Law 108-83 extended the Capitol Police 
jurisdiction zone solely for truck interdiction. In the Spring 
of 2003, the House and Senate Committees on Appropriations were 
given assurances by the Capitol Police that technology existed 
for an integrated program to assist in truck interdiction and 
subsequently approved $18,891,300 for the technology. In July 
of 2004, the Government Accountability Office voiced concerns 
about the contract for the program and the lack of procurement 
oversight of the project. In March of 2005, the Committees were 
informed that the technology did not exist to support this 
effort. The Conferees have serious concerns over the lack of 
stewardship of the taxpayer dollars and how this exemplifies 
pervasive management issues and lack of asset accountability 
within the Capitol Police. The conferees direct the GAO to 
report on this issue in their next semi-annual report. In 
addition, the conferees note that the effective date of this 
provision was to be upon approval of regulations prescribed by 
the Capitol Police Board for the sole implementation, execution 
and maintenance of the truck interdiction program by the 
Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate and the 
Committee on House Administration. It is the conferees' 
understanding that to date this has not been accomplished.
      The conferees have included an administrative provision 
(Section 1004) that establishes an Office of the Inspector 
General of the United States Capitol Police. The conferees 
direct the Capitol Police Board to enter into a contract with 
an executive employment search organization to perform a 
nation-wide recruitment for the Inspector General. The 
conferees further direct the formation of a panel comprised of 
the Inspectors General of the Government Accountability Office, 
the Government Printing Office, and the Library of Congress to 
review the applications, interview the top applicants, and 
forward a recommendation, including not less than three 
candidates, to the voting members of the Capitol Police Board 
for review and final selection within 180 days of enactment of 
this Act.

                                Salaries

      The conference agreement includes $217,456,000 for 
salaries of officers, members, and employees of the Capitol 
Police instead of $210,350,000 as proposed by the House and 
$222,600,000 as proposed by the Senate. This level will support 
the current staffing level of 1,592 officers and an additional 
43 officers for the Library of Congress. Funding is provided 
for an additional 45 officers of the Capitol Visitor Center, as 
of August 2006. The conferees direct that these positions not 
be advertised until approved by the House Committee on 
Administration and the Senate Committee on Rules and 
Administration. This level of funding will also support 414 
civilians as proposed by the House.

                            General Expenses

      The conference agreement includes $32,000,000 for general 
expenses of the Capitol Police instead of $29,345,000 as 
proposed by the House and $42,000,000 as proposed by the 
Senate. In addition, $10,000,000 from prior year unobligated 
balances is available upon the approval of the Committees on 
Appropriations of the House and Senate.

                       Administrative Provisions

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

      The conferees have included an administrative provision, 
section 1001, which authorizes transfers between various 
accounts upon the approval of the Committees on Appropriations 
of the House and Senate. Section 1002 terminates the mounted 
horse unit and transfers the horses, equipment, and supplies to 
the United States Park Police. Section 1003 requires Capitol 
Police employees to file annual reports under the Ethics in 
Government Act with the Clerk of the House of Representatives. 
Section 1004 establishes an Office of Inspector General. 
Section 1005 requires semiannual reports of disbursements. 
Section 1006 continues current authority of the USCP to fill 
Library of Congress police vacancies with Capitol Police 
officers. Section 1007 relates to certain overtime 
compensation.
      The conferees are very concerned about problems recently 
raised by the GAO concerning the inappropriate payment of 
compensatory time and overtime to employees of the Capitol 
Police who are exempt from the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA). 
The conferees have included Section 1007, which waives the 
repayment of certain overtime compensation paid incorrectly, to 
minimize the impact of flawed management controls on Capitol 
Police officers. The conferees are aware that the Capitol 
Police Board has promulgated regulations to bring Capitol 
Police overtime and compensatory time for FLSA-exempt employees 
into compliance with all relevant laws, and that these 
regulations are awaiting approval from the authorizing 
committees. In its ruling on this issue, the GAO stated its 
intention to issue a second opinion that will address the 
authority to provide overtime pay and compensatory leave to 
nonstatutory civilian employees and FLSA-exempt members of the 
USCP. The conferees encourage the Capitol Police Board to work 
closely with the Committee on House Administration and the 
Senate Committee on Rules and Administration to address any 
further issues which may arise from GAO's second opinion.

                          OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE

                         Salaries and Expenses

      The conference agreement includes $3,112,000 as proposed 
by the House and the Senate. The conferees have included an 
official representation and reception allowance as proposed by 
the House.

                      CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE

                         Salaries and Expenses

      The conference agreement includes $35,450,000 for 
salaries and expenses of the Congressional Budget Office as 
proposed by the House instead of $35,853,000 as proposed by the 
Senate.

                        Administrative Provision

      The conferees have agreed in Section 1100, as proposed by 
the House and the Senate, to provide authority for the Director 
of the Congressional Budget Office to permit waivers of claims 
for overpayments of pay and allowances.

                        ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL

                         General Administration

      The conference agreement includes $76,812,000 for General 
Administration instead of $77,002,000 as proposed by the House 
and $76,522,000 as proposed by the Senate. The study for 
emergency power requirements is funded in the amount of 
$350,000 as proposed by the House, but will be funded on an 
annual instead of a multi-year basis, as agreed to by the 
conferees.
      With respect to the operations and projects the House and 
Senate conferees have agreed to the following:

Operating Budget........................................     $76,462,000
Project Budget:
    1. Study, Emergency Power Requirements..............         350,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, General Administration.....................      76,812,000

                            Capitol Building

      The conference agreement includes $23,352,000, of which 
$8,300,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2010, for 
maintenance, care and operation of the Capitol to the Architect 
of the Capitol, instead of $22,097,000, of which $6,580,000 
would remain available until September 30, 2008 as proposed by 
the House, and $25,380,000, of which $10,055,000 would remain 
available until September 30, 2010, as proposed by the Senate.
      With respect to operations and projects the House and 
Senate conferees have agreed to the following:

Operating Budget........................................     $14,259,000
Project Budget:
    1. Replacement of Minton Tile.......................         225,000
    2. Computer, Telecom, and Electrical Support........         298,000
    3. Restoration of East Front Bronze Doors...........         270,000
    4. Emergency Power Upgrades, House Chamber..........         120,000
    5. Minor Construction...............................       2,500,000
    6. Emergency Exit Signs and Lighting, CB............       1,000,000
    7. Emergency Electrical Service Upgrade, CB.........       2,980,000
    8. West Terrace Egress Doors and Stairs, CB.........       1,700,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, Capitol Building...........................      23,352,000

                            Capitol Grounds

      The conference agreement includes $7,511,000 to the 
Architect of the Capitol for the care and improvements of the 
grounds surrounding the Capitol, House and Senate office 
buildings, and the Capitol Power Plant, instead of $7,723,000, 
of which $740,000 would remain available until September 30, 
2008 as proposed by the House, and $7,061,000, as proposed by 
the Senate.
      With respect to operations and projects the House and 
Senate conferees have agreed to the following:

Operating Budget........................................      $6,846,000
Project Budget:
    1. CVC Land Restoration.............................          50,000
    2. National Garden Sidewalks........................         165,000
    3. East Front Plantings.............................         450,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, Capitol Grounds............................       7,511,000

                        Senate Office Buildings

      The conferees agree to appropriate $67,004,000, of which 
$15,745,000 would remain available until September 30, 2010, 
for the maintenance, care and operation of the Senate office 
buildings to the Architect of the Capitol. Inasmuch as this 
item relates solely to the Senate, and in accord with long 
practice under which each body determines its own housekeeping 
requirements and the other concurs without intervention, the 
managers on the part of the House, at the request of the 
managers on the part of the Senate, have receded to the Senate.
Operating Budget........................................     $49,274,000
Project Budget:
    1. Refinish Historic Woodwork.......................         285,000
    2. Seal Fire Wall Penetrations, HSOB & DSOB.........         300,000
    3. Replace Carpet, HSOB.............................         300,000
    4. Point, Caulk, and Clean, RSOB....................         200,000
    5. Legislative Call System Upgrade, Phase I.........         400,000
    6. Electrical and Data Wire Management..............          40,000
    7. Rotunda Electrical and Data Wire Management......          75,000
    8. Network Transformer Replacement..................          90,000
    9. Fire Alarm replacement SCCC & SWPR...............         100,000
    10. Tunnel Fire Protection Upgrades.................         250,000
    11. Color Coded Egress..............................         100,000
    12. Egress Improvements.............................         500,000
    13. Smoke Management System Installation............         150,000
    14. Minor Construction..............................       4,000,000
    15. Emergency Lighting Upgrades, HSOB...............       3,600,000
    16. Replace Modular Furniture, HSOB.................       3,900,000
    17. Public Restroom Upgrades, South Stack, HSOB.....       2,400,000
    18. High Voltage Switchgear Replacement, HSOB.......         540,000
    19. Repair Marble Floors and Clean Arch Surfaces....         500,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, Senate Office Buildings....................      67,004,000

                         House Office Buildings

      The conferees agree to appropriate $59,616,000, of which 
$20,922,000 would remain available until September 30, 2010, 
for the maintenance, care and operation of the House office 
buildings to the Architect of the Capitol. Inasmuch as this 
item relates solely to the House, and in accord with long 
practice under which each body determines its own housekeeping 
requirements and the other concurs without intervention, the 
managers on the part of the Senate, at the request of the 
managers on the part of the House, have receded to the House.
Operating Budget........................................     $38,344,000
Project Budget:
    1. Repairs of Rayburn Garage Fire Doors.............          50,000
    2. Fire Pump Installation, LHOB.....................         120,000
    3. Replace Sprinkler Valves and Drains, HOB.........         180,000
    4. Minor Construction...............................       4,960,000
    5. Design, Parking Garage, Lot #9...................       4,000,000
    6. Window Replacement, FHOB.........................       3,710,000
    7. Fiber Optics Pathway.............................       1,050,000
    8. Remodel/Refurbish Gift Shop......................         175,000
    9. Carpet Replacement...............................         502,000
    10. House Campus Data Closets Environment Upgrade...         100,000
    11. Remodel/Refurbish Supply Store..................         100,000
    12. Modification to House Barber Shop...............          75,000
    13. Modification to House Beauty Salon..............         100,000
    14. High Voltage Switchgear Replacement, RHOB.......       1,050,000
    15. High Voltage Switchgear Replacement, FHOB.......       1,070,000
    16. Emergency Lighting Upgrade, LHOB................       2,700,000
    17. Emergency Lighting Upgrade, FHOB................       1,030,000
    18. Interior Access Improvements....................         300,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, House Office Buildings.....................      59,616,000

                          Capitol Power Plant

      In addition to the $6,600,000 made available from 
receipts credited as reimbursements to this appropriation, as 
proposed by the House, instead of $6,500,000 as proposed by the 
Senate, the conferees agree to appropriate $58,685,000 to the 
Architect of the Capitol for maintenance, care and operation of 
the Capitol Power Plant, instead of $58,585,000 as proposed by 
the House and $58,817,000 as proposed by the Senate. Of this 
amount, $1,600,000 would remain available until September 30, 
2010, instead of $1,592,000 to remain available until September 
30, 2008 as proposed by the House.
      With respect to operations and project differences the 
House and Senate conferees have agreed to the following:

Operating Budget (net)..................................     $56,405,000
Project Budget:
    1. Replace Air Compressors with Centrifugal Units...         230,000
    2. Replace Hotwell with Condensate Receiver.........         240,000
    3. Heavy Equipment--Track Mobile....................         210,000
    4. Design, CPP Beautification.......................       1,000,000
    5. Design, Egress Improvements......................         600,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, Capitol Power Plant (net)..................      58,685,000

                     Library Buildings and Grounds

      The conference agreement includes $68,763,000 for 
structural and mechanical care, Library buildings and grounds, 
instead of $31,318,000 as proposed by the House and $70,948,000 
as proposed by the Senate. Of this amount, $42,500,000 would 
remain available until September 30, 2010, instead of 
$6,325,000 to remain available until September 30, 2008 as 
proposed by the House and $42,950,000 to remain available until 
September 30, 2010 as proposed by the Senate.
      With respect to the construction of the Book Storage 
Modules, the conferees direct the Architect of the Capitol to 
engage the services of the Baltimore Corps of Engineers as 
project managers on this very important project.
      With respect to operations and projects the House and 
Senate conferees have agreed to the following:

Operating Budget........................................     $20,133,000
Project Budget:
    1. Painting of Interior Arches, TJB.................         240,000
    2. Repair Life Safety Deficiencies..................         390,000
    3. Copyright Office Reconfiguration.................       5,500,000
    4. Book Storage Modules, 3 & 4......................      40,700,000
    5. Redesign, Copyright Deposit Facility, Fort Meade.         800,000
    6. Minor Construction...............................       1,000,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, Library Buildings and Grounds..............      68,763,000

                  Capitol Police Buildings and Grounds

      The conference agreement includes $14,902,000 instead of 
$16,830,000 as proposed by the House and $10,031,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. Of this amount, $5,000,000, as proposed 
by the House, would remain available until September 30, 2010.
      With respect to operations and projects the conferees 
have agreed to the following:

Operating Budget........................................      $9,786,000
Project Budget:
    1. HVAC Replacement, Crib...........................         116,000
    2. Vehicle Maintenance Facility Purchase............       5,000,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, Capitol Police Buildings and Grounds.......      14,902,000

                             Botanic Garden

      The conference agreement includes $7,633,000 for salaries 
and expenses, Botanic Garden, as proposed by the Senate instead 
of $7,211,000 as proposed by the House.
      The conferees direct the Architect to submit an 
obligation plan to the Committees on Appropriations of the 
House and Senate prior to obligating funds for improvements to 
the administration building.
      With respect to operations and projects the conferees 
have agreed to the following:

Operating Budget........................................      $6,886,000
Project Budget:
    1. Partnership Support..............................         300,000
    2. Fire Alarm System Upgrade, Production Facility...         187,000
    3. Replacement of Delivery Truck....................          60,000
    4. Administration Building Improvements.............         200,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, Botanic Garden.............................       7,633,000

                         Capitol Visitor Center

      The conference agreement includes $44,200,000 for the 
Capitol Visitor Center as proposed by the Senate instead of 
$36,900,000 as proposed by the House. Of this amount, 
$41,900,000 is appropriated on a no-year basis. The conferees 
direct the Architect of the Capitol to provide to the 
Committees on Appropriations of the House and Senate for 
approval a detailed plan on the hiring of all operational 
staffing by December 31, 2005.

Operating Budget........................................      $2,300,000
Project Budget:
    1. CVC Cost to Complete.............................      41,900,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, Capitol Visitor Center.....................      44,200,000

                       Administrative Provisions

      The conference agreement includes two administrative 
provisions related to the operations of the Architect of the 
Capitol. Section 1201 provides for an additional senior level 
position for the executive director of the Botanic Garden. 
Section 1202 provides authority to the Architect to enter into 
certain lease agreements.

                          LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

                         Salaries and Expenses

                    (INCLUDING RESCISSION OF FUNDS)

      The conference agreement includes $395,754,000 for 
salaries and expenses, Library of Congress instead of 
$388,144,000 as proposed by the House and $397,285,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. Of this amount $6,350,000 is made 
available from receipts collected by the Library of Congress 
and is to remain available until expended; and $13,972,000 is 
to remain available until expended for acquisition of books, 
periodicals, newspapers, and all other library materials as 
proposed by the House and Senate. The conference agreement 
provides $600,000 for the Abraham Lincoln Bicentennial 
Commission, $11,078,000 for partial support of the National 
Audio-Visual Conservation Center, $5,860,000 for the digital 
collections and educational curricula program, $250,000 for the 
Middle Eastern Text Initiative, $300,000 for the Movietone 
Newsreel Collection at the University of South Carolina, 
$400,000 for the American Music Archives at the University of 
Mississippi, $700,000 for facility modernization and a 
rescission of prior year funds in the amount of $6,858,000. 
This level funds 2,915 FTEs.

                            Copyright Office

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      The conference agreement includes $22,655,000, and an 
additional $35,946,000 made available from receipts, for 
salaries and expenses, Copyright Office, as proposed by the 
House instead of $22,700,000, and an additional $34,622,000 
made available from receipts, as proposed by the Senate.

                     Congressional Research Service

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      The conference agreement includes $100,916,000 for 
salaries and expenses, Congressional Research Service, Library 
of Congress, instead of $99,952,000 as proposed by the House 
and $101,755,000 as proposed by the Senate.

             Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      The conference agreement includes $54,449,000, instead of 
$54,049,000 as proposed by the House and $64,172,000 as 
proposed by the Senate. Of this amount $16,231,000 is to remain 
available until expended instead of $15,831,000 as proposed by 
the House and $25,667,000 as proposed by the Senate. The 
conferees have provided $400,000 for reimbursement to the 
National Federation of the Blind for costs incurred in the 
operation of its ``NEWSLINE'' program.

                       Administrative Provisions

      The conferees have agreed to include administrative 
provisions related to the incentive awards program, 
reimbursable and revolving fund activities, and funding 
limitations for the United States diplomatic facilities 
(Section 1304). In addition, the conferees have included a new 
administrative provision, Section 1303, related to the National 
Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program. 
Section 1305 relates to assistance provided by the 
Congressional Research Service, Section 1306 authorizes the 
Library of Congress Digital Collections and Educational 
Curricula Program, and Section 1307 authorizes a statutory 
Inspector General for the Library of Congress.

                       GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

                   Congressional Printing and Binding

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

      The conference agreement includes $88,090,000 as proposed 
by the Senate instead of $82,690,000 as proposed by the House.

               Office of the Superintendent of Documents

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

                     (INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

      The conference agreement includes $33,337,000 as proposed 
by the House instead of $33,837,000 as proposed by the Senate.

               Government Printing Office Revolving Fund

      The conference agreement includes $2,000,000 for 
workforce retraining instead of $1,200,000 as proposed by the 
House and $5,000,000 as proposed by the Senate.

                    GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE

                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

      The conference agreement includes $489,560,000, of which 
$7,165,000 is from offsetting collections, for salaries and 
expenses, Government Accountability Office as proposed by the 
House instead of $491,548,000 as proposed by the Senate.
      The conferees remind the GAO that the core function of 
GAO is to provide quantified, authoritative reports to Congress 
on issues and questions that Members and the Standing 
Committees have identified as of interest and importance. It is 
important that this work be done in a manner that supports the 
legislative process by being timely and specific to the issues 
identified. Any activity beyond the core function and beyond 
GAO's core responsibility to Congress must have exceptional 
justification to merit pursuit.

                OPEN WORLD LEADERSHIP CENTER TRUST FUND

      The conference agreement includes $14,000,000 for payment 
to the Open World Leadership Center Trust Fund as proposed by 
the House and Senate.

   JOHN C. STENNIS CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

      The conference agreement includes $430,000 as proposed by 
the Senate. The House did not propose an amount for this 
program.

                      TITLE II--GENERAL PROVISIONS

      In Title II, General Provisions the conferees have agreed 
to delete language proposed by both bodies relative to 
compensation limitation.

                TITLE III--CONTINUITY IN REPRESENTATION

      The conferees have agreed to include language relating to 
continuity in representation.
      Amendment numbered 2: Deletes the matter stricken and 
deletes the matter inserted and deletes certain House matter 
not stricken by the Senate. The disposition of this amendment 
is purely technical so that the entire text of the conference 
agreement could be included in amendment numbered 1. The 
description of the resolution of the differences in this 
amendment can be found in the joint statement of the managers 
under amendment 1.
      Amendment numbered 3: Deletes the matter stricken and 
deletes the matter inserted and deletes certain House matter 
not stricken by the Senate. The disposition of this amendment 
is purely technical so that the entire text of the conference 
agreement could be included in amendment numbered 1. The 
description of the resolution of the differences in this 
amendment can be found in the joint statement of the managers 
under amendment 1.
      Amendment numbered 4: Deletes the matter stricken and 
deletes the matter inserted and deletes certain House matter 
not stricken by the Senate. The disposition of this amendment 
is purely technical so that the entire text of the conference 
agreement could be included in amendment numbered 1. The 
description of the resolution of the differences in this 
amendment can be found in the joint statement of the managers 
under amendment 1.
      Amendment numbered 5: The House receeds to the Senate. 
The disposition of this amendment is purely technical so that 
the entire text of the conference agreement could be included 
in amendment numbered 1. The description of the resolution of 
the differences in this amendment can be found in the joint 
statement of the managers under amendment 1.

                   Conference Total--With Comparisons

      The total new budget (obligational) authority for the 
fiscal year 2006 recommended by the Committee of Conference, 
with comparisons to the fiscal year 2005 amount, the 2006 
budget estimates, and the House and Senate bills for 2006 
follows:

                        [In thousands of dollars]

New budget (obligational) authority, fiscal year 2005...      $3,639,892
Budget estimates of new (obligational) authority, fiscal 
    year 2006...........................................       4,028,477
House bill, fiscal year 2006............................       2,864,418
Senate bill, fiscal year 2006...........................       3,833,765
Conference agreement, fiscal year 2006..................       3,803,500
Conference agreement compared with:
    New budget (obligational) authority, fiscal year 
      2005..............................................        +163,608
    Budget estimates of new (obligational) authority, 
      fiscal year 2006..................................        -224,977
    House bill, fiscal year 2006........................        +939,082
    Senate bill, fiscal year 2006.......................         -30,265

                                   Jerry Lewis,
                                   Jack Kingston,
                                   Kay Granger,
                                   John T. Doolittle,
                                   Ray LaHood,
                                   Steny H. Hoyer,
                                   James P. Moran,
                                 Managers on the Part of the House.

                                   Wayne Allard,
                                   Thad Cochran,
                                   Mike DeWine,
                                   Ted Stevens,
                                   Richard Durbin,
                                   Tim Johnson,
                                   Robert C. Byrd
                                           (except Title III),
                                Managers on the Part of the Senate.