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                                                       Calendar No. 219
110th Congress                                                   Report
                                 SENATE
 1st Session                                                     110-89
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                LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS, 2008

                                _______


                 June 25, 2007.--Ordered to be printed

                                _______


          Ms. Landrieu, from the Committee on Appropriations, 
                        submitted the following

                              R E P O R T

                        [To accompany S. 1686]

    The Committee on Appropriations, to which was referred the 
bill (H.R. 0000) making appropriations for the Legislative 
Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2008, and for 
other purposes, reports the same to the Senate with an 
amendment and recommends that the bill as amended do pass. deg.
    The Committee on Appropriations reports the bill (S. 1686) 
making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes, reports 
favorably thereon and recommends that the bill do pass.



Amount of new budget (obligational) authority

Total of bill as reported to the Senate.................  $2,786,289,000
Amount of 2007 appropriations...........................   2,647,802,000
Amount of 2008 budget estimate..........................   3,075,590,000
Bill as recommended to Senate compared to--
    2007 appropriations.................................    +138,487,000
    2008 budget estimate................................    -289,301,000


                            C O N T E N T S

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                                                                   Page
General Statement and Summary....................................     3
Transpancy in Congressional Directives...........................     4
Title I:
    Legislative Branch Appropriations:
        Senate..........................................5 deg.
        Joint Items..............................................    23
        Capitol Police...........................................    24
        Office of Compliance.....................................    26
        Congressional Budget Office..............................    26
        Architect of the Capitol.................................    26
        Library of Congress......................................    35
        Government Printing Office...............................    41
        Government Accountability Office.........................    42
        Open World Leadership Center Trust Fund..................    43
        John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Training and 
          Develop- 
          ment...................................................    44
Title II: General Provisions.....................................    45
Compliance With Paragraph 7, Rule XVI, of the Standing Rules of 
  the Sen- 
  ate............................................................    46
Compliance With Paragraph 7(c), Rule XXVI of the Standing Rules 
  of the Senate..................................................    46
Compliance With Paragraph 12, Rule XXVI, of the Standing Rules of 
  the Senate.....................................................    47
 Budgetary Impact of Bill........................................    65

                     GENERAL STATEMENT AND SUMMARY

    The Committee recommends new budget (obligational) 
authority of $2,786,289,000 for the legislative branch for 
fiscal year 2008. This total is $289,301,000 below the budget 
request and $138,487,000 above the fiscal year 2007 level.
    The bill includes $284,000,000 for the U.S. Capitol Police; 
$352,534,000 for the Architect of the Capitol to maintain, 
improve, and construct buildings and facilities for the 
Congress; $510,320,000 for the Government Accountability 
Office; $576,949,000 for the Library of Congress; $138,596,000 
for the Government Printing Office; and $842,031,000 for 
operations of the Senate.
    The Committee expects all agencies to notify the Committee 
of any significant departures from budget plans presented to 
the Committee in any agency's budget justifications. In 
particular, agencies funded through this bill are required to 
notify the Committee prior to each reprogramming of funds in 
excess of the lesser of 10 percent or $500,000 between 
programs, projects or activities, or in excess of $500,000 
between object classifications (except for shifts within the 
pay categories, object class 11, 12, and 13 or as further 
specified in each agency's respective section). This includes 
cumulative reprogrammings that together total at least $500,000 
from or to a particular program, activity, or object 
classification as well as reprogramming of FTE's or funds to 
create new organizational entities within the Agency or to 
restructure entities which already exist. The Committee desires 
to be notified of reprogramming actions which involve less than 
the above-mentioned amounts if such actions would have the 
effect of changing an agency's funding requirements in future 
years or if programs or projects specifically cited in the 
Committee's reports are affected.
    The Committee also expects all agencies to submit operating 
plans for the Committee's approval within 30 days of the bill's 
enactment.
    Legislative Branch Inspectors General.--The establishment 
under this bill of an office of inspector general for the 
Office of the Architect of the Capitol helps to enhance 
governmental efforts to promote integrity and efficiency and to 
detect and prevent fraud, waste, and abuse in the Architect of 
the Capitol's programs and activities. A majority of the 
legislative branch entities have either a statutory or 
administrative inspector general to conduct and supervise 
audits and investigations relating to the programs and 
operations of their entity. The Committee recognizes the 
benefits of coordination and formal communication between and 
among the executive branch inspectors general achieved through 
the structure and activities of the President's Council on 
Integrity and Efficiency and the Executive Council on Integrity 
and Efficiency. To achieve similar benefits within the 
legislative branch, the Committee expects the legislative 
branch inspectors general to communicate, cooperate, and 
coordinate with each other on an informal basis regarding their 
respective audit, inspection, and investigative activities, as 
appropriate. The Committee requests that the inspectors general 
keep the Committee informed of the progress of such 
communications, cooperation, and coordination.
    Budget Justifications.--The Committee directs all agencies 
in the preparation of their budget justifications beginning in 
fiscal year 2009, to display clearly policies and assumptions 
for the development of their requests for programs, projects 
and activities.

                TRANSPARENCY IN CONGRESSIONAL DIRECTIVES

    On January 18, 2007, the Senate passed S. 1, The 
Legislative Transparency and Accountability Act of 2007, by a 
vote of 96-2. While the Committee awaits final action on this 
legislation, the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee 
issued interim requirements to ensure that the goals of S. 1 
are in place for the appropriations bills for fiscal year 2008.
    The Constitution vests in the Congress the power of the 
purse. The Committee believes strongly that Congress should 
make the decisions on how to allocate the people's money. In 
order to improve transparency and accountability in the process 
of approving earmarks (as defined in S. 1) in appropriations 
measures, each Committee report includes, for each earmark:
  --(1) the name of the Member(s) making the request, and where 
        appropriate, the President;
  --(2) the name and location of the intended recipient or, if 
        there is no specifically intended recipient, the 
        intended location of the activity; and
  --(3) the purpose of such earmark.
    The term ``congressional earmark'' means a provision or 
report language included primarily at the request of a Senator, 
providing, authorizing, or recommending a specific amount of 
discretionary budget authority, credit authority, or other 
spending authority for a contract loan, loan guarantee, grant, 
loan authority, or other expenditure with or to an entity, or 
targeted to a specific state, locality, or congressional 
district, other than through a statutory or administrative, 
formula-driven, or competitive award process.
    For each earmark, a Member is required to provide a 
certification that neither the Member (nor his or her spouse) 
has a pecuniary interest in such earmark, consistent with 
Senate Rule XXXVII(4). Such certifications are available to the 
public at http://appropriations.senate.gov/senators.cfm or go 
to appropriations.senate.gov and click on ``Members''.

                                TITLE I

                   LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS

                                 SENATE

      Payment to Widows and Heirs of Deceased Members of Congress

Appropriations, 2007....................................................
Budget estimate, 2008...................................................
Committee recommendation................................        $165,200

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $165,200 for 
Susan Thomas, widow of Craig Thomas.

                           Expense Allowances

Appropriations, 2007....................................        $195,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................         195,000
Committee recommendation................................         195,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $195,000 for 
the expense allowances of the Vice President, the President pro 
tempore of the Senate, the President pro tempore emeritus of 
the Senate, the majority and minority leaders, the majority and 
minority whips, the chairmen of the majority and minority 
conference committees, and the chairmen of the majority and 
minority policy committees. The recommended allowances are as 
follows:
    For the expense allowance of the Vice President, the 
Committee recommends an amount of $20,000.
    For the expense allowance of the President pro tempore, the 
Committee recommends an amount of $40,000.
    For the expense allowance of the majority and minority 
leaders, the Committee recommends $40,000 for each leader, for 
a total of $80,000.
    For the expense allowance of the majority and minority 
whips, the Committee recommends $10,000 for each whip, for a 
total of $20,000.
    For the expense allowance of the President pro tempore 
emeritus, the Committee recommends $15,000.
    For the expense allowance for the chairmen of the majority 
and minority conference committees, the Committee recommends 
$5,000 for each chairman, for a total of $10,000.
    For the expense allowance for the chairmen of the majority 
and minority policy committees, the Committee recommends $5,000 
for each chairman, for a total of $10,000.
    Expenditures from all the foregoing allowances are made 
upon certification from the individuals for whom the allowances 
are authorized, and are reported semiannually in the report of 
the Secretary of the Senate.

    Representation Allowances for the Majority and Minority Leaders

Appropriations, 2007....................................         $30,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................          30,000
Committee recommendation................................          30,000

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

                    Salaries, Officers and Employees

Appropriations, 2007....................................    $148,512,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................     166,651,000
Committee recommendation................................     160,296,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $160,296,000 
for the subaccounts funded under the overall account for the 
salaries of officers and employees of the Senate.
    It should be noted that except for a handful of positions 
in the Offices of the Secretary and the Sergeant at Arms that 
are required by statute, specific staffing levels are not 
stipulated either by the budget request or by the Committee's 
recommendation. Rather, lump-sum allowances are provided to 
fund staffing levels each office finds necessary and 
appropriate for the performance of its duties. Estimated 
staffing levels for offices funded under this appropriation for 
fiscal year 2008 are approximately 1,465 positions.

                    SALARIES, OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES
         [Estimated staffing levels--fiscal years 2007 and 2008]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                           2008 request        2007
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Office of the Vice President............              45              45
Office of the President Pro Tempore.....              11              11
Office of the President Pro Tempore                    1               1
 Emeritus...............................
Offices of the majority and minority                  43              43
 leaders................................
Offices of the majority and minority                  30              30
 whips..................................
Conference committees...................              48              48
Offices of the the secretaries of the                 12              12
 conference of the majority and the
 conference of the minority.............
Policy Committees.......................              55              55
Office of the Chaplain..................               4               4
Office of the Secretary.................             252             252
Office of the Sergeant at Arms and                   946             927
 Doorkeeper.............................
Offices of the secretaries for the                    18              18
 majority and minority..................
                                         -------------------------------
      Totals............................           1,465           1,446
------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

                      OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT

Appropriations, 2007....................................      $2,201,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................       2,316,000
Committee recommendation................................       2,316,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $2,316,000 to 
fund the salaries of the administrative and clerical staff of 
the Office of the Vice President in connection with his duties 
as the President of the Senate.

                  OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE

Appropriations, 2007....................................        $584,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................         620,000
Committee recommendation................................         620,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $620,000 for 
the Office of the President pro tempore.

              OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE EMERITUS

Appropriations, 2007....................................        $293,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................         309,000
Committee recommendation................................         309,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $309,000 for 
the Office of the President pro tempore emeritus.

              OFFICES OF THE MAJORITY AND MINORITY LEADERS

Appropriations, 2007....................................      $4,375,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................       4,796,000
Committee recommendation................................       4,796,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,796,000 for 
the offices of the majority and minority leaders. The amount 
recommended is to be equally divided, providing $2,398,000 for 
each office.
    The administrative and clerical staffs funded by this 
appropriation were authorized under the provisions of Public 
Law 91-145, effective November 1, 1969.

               OFFICES OF THE MAJORITY AND MINORITY WHIPS

Appropriations, 2007....................................      $2,668,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................       2,912,000
Committee recommendation................................       2,912,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $2,912,000 for 
the offices of the majority and minority whips. It is to be 
equally divided, providing $1,456,000 for each office.
    The authority for the administrative and clerical staff 
funded by this appropriation was created by Public Law 84-242, 
effective July 1, 1955.

                      COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

Appropriations, 2007....................................     $13,880,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................      14,915,000
Committee recommendation................................      14,600,000

    For the salaries of the staff of the Committee on 
Appropriations, the Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$14,600,000, an increase of $720,000 over the enacted level.

                         CONFERENCE COMMITTEES

Appropriations, 2007....................................      $2,969,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................       3,174,000
Committee recommendation................................       3,174,000

    For the administrative and clerical staffs of the majority 
and minority conference committees, the Committee recommends an 
appropriation of $3,174,000. The appropriation provides 
$1,587,000 in salaries for the staff of each conference 
committee.
    The chairman of each conference committee may transfer to 
or from amounts provided for salaries of each conference to the 
account for conference committee expenses within the 
``Miscellaneous items'' appropriation.

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

Appropriations, 2007....................................        $735,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................         778,000
Committee recommendation................................         778,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $778,000 for 
the majority and minority conference secretaries.
    These offices were created by section 6 of Senate 
Resolution 17, agreed to January 10, 1977, and two positions in 
each office were first funded in the Supplemental 
Appropriations Act, 1977 (Public Law 95-26).
    Section 102 of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1979 
(Public Law 96-38), abolished the specific positions and 
established a lump-sum allowance for the employment of staff, 
effective October 1, 1979. The amount recommended is to be 
divided equally between the majority secretary and the minority 
secretary.

                           POLICY COMMITTEES

Appropriations, 2007....................................      $3,074,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................       3,240,000
Committee recommendation................................       3,240,000

    For the salaries of the administrative and clerical staffs 
of the majority and minority policy committees, the Committee 
recommends an appropriation of $3,240,000 or $1,620,000 for 
each committee.
    The chairman of each policy Committee may transfer to or 
from amounts provided for salaries of each policy Committee to 
the account for policy Committee expenses within the 
``Miscellaneous items'' appropriation.

                         OFFICE OF THE CHAPLAIN

Appropriations, 2007....................................        $357,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................         379,000
Committee recommendation................................         379,000

    For the Office of the Chaplain, the Committee recommends an 
appropriation of $379,000. The amount recommended would provide 
the salaries for the Chaplain of the Senate and support staff 
to assist the Chaplain with his pastoral duties. The Fiscal 
Year 1988 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, Public Law 
100-202, established the rate of pay for the Chaplain at 
Executive Level IV, currently $145,400.

                        OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

Appropriations, 2007....................................     $21,054,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................      23,500,000
Committee recommendation................................      22,388,000

    The Committee recommends $22,388,000 for salaries of the 
Office of the Secretary. Fiscal year 2008 staffing levels are 
estimated at 252 positions.
    The Committee encourages the Senate Commission on Art in 
consultation with the Senate Committee on Rules and 
Administration, to include an artistic tribute within the 
Capitol Building to commemorate the speech given by President 
Ronald Reagan at the Brandenburg Gate on June 12, 1987.
    This appropriation provides funds for four statutory 
positions (Secretary of the Senate, Assistant Secretary of the 
Senate, Financial Clerk of the Senate, and Parliamentarian of 
the Senate) and lump-sum allowances for the employment and 
adjustment of salaries of personnel in the Office of the 
Secretary of the Senate, as authorized by Public Law 97-51, 
effective October 1, 1981 (2 U.S.C. 61a-11).
    The following departmental guidelines for fiscal year 2008 
have been submitted by the Secretary to the Committee. The 
departmental budgets grouped in the apportionment schedule 
under executive offices include: the Executive Office of the 
Secretary of the Senate, Page school, Senate Security, 
Information Systems, and Web Technology. The departmental 
budgets grouped in the apportionment schedule under 
administrative services include: conservation and preservation, 
curator, disbursing office, gift shop, historical office, human 
resources, interparliamentary services, library, printing and 
document services, public records, chief counsel for 
employment, and the stationery room. The departmental budgets 
grouped in the apportionment schedule under legislative and 
legal services include: the bill clerk, daily digest, enrolling 
clerk, journal clerk, legislative clerk, Official Reporters of 
Debate, captioning services, executive clerk, LIS project 
office, and Parliamentarian.

                  OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE SENATE
         [Estimated staffing levels--fiscal years 2007 and 2008]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                           2008 request        2007
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Executive offices.......................              32              32
Administrative services.................             171             171
Legislative and legal services..........              49              49
                                         -------------------------------
      Totals............................             252             252
------------------------------------------------------------------------

             OFFICE OF THE SERGEANT AT ARMS AND DOORKEEPER

Appropriations, 2007....................................     $57,251,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................      64,443,000
Committee recommendation................................      62,000,000

    This appropriation provides funds for the salaries of three 
statutory positions (Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper, Deputy 
Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper, and Administrative Assistant 
to the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper) and lump-sum allowances 
for employment and adjustments of salaries of personnel in the 
Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, as 
authorized by Public Law 97-51, effective October 1, 1981 (2 
U.S.C. 61f-7).
    The Committee recommends a total of $62,000,000 for fiscal 
year 2008. This is an increase of $4,749,000 over the fiscal 
year 2007 level, and a decrease of $2,443,000 below the request 
reflecting current payroll projections.
    The Sergeant at Arms structure reflects five major 
divisions: Capitol Division, Operations Division, Technology 
Development Services Division, IT Support Services Division and 
Staff Offices division. The Capitol Division consists of the 
Executive Office of the Sergeant at Arms, the Office of 
Security and Emergency Preparedness, the U.S. Capitol Police 
Liaison, the Senate Post Office and Recording Studio. These 
offices provide the executive management and leadership of the 
Sergeant at Arms for day to day operations; for security of the 
Senate side of the Capitol complex; for liaison with the United 
States Capitol Police; and mailing and recording studio 
services. The Operations Division provides printing and 
photographic services; furnishes and maintains the Senate side 
of the Capitol Building; and offers office support services 
such as desktop computer acquisition, State office liaison, and 
customer support. The Technology Development Services Division 
supports enterprise information technology systems, 
applications development, Internet/intranet services, 
information security, and network engineering. The IT Support 
Services Division provides desktop computer support; 
correspondence management system acquisition, maintenance and 
support; telecommunications equipment and services; general 
office equipment; and new technology assessment. The Staff 
Offices Division includes Financial Management, Human 
Resources, The Joint Office of Education and Training, and 
Process Management and Innovation.
    The offices and personnel covered by this appropriation are 
shown in the following table.

               OFFICE OF THE SERGEANT AT ARMS AND DOORKEEPER OF THE SENATE APPORTIONMENT SCHEDULE
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                     Committee
                              Item                                  2007 level    recommendation    Difference
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Capitol Division................................................     $14,859,000     $15,888,000     +$1,029,000
    Positions...................................................             282             284              +2
Operations Division.............................................     $16,051,000     $17,483,000     +$1,432,000
    Positions...................................................             299             305              +6
Technology Development Services Division........................     $11,787,000     $12,850,000     +$1,063,000
    Positions...................................................             130             140             +10
IT Support Services Division....................................      $6,296,000      $6,577,000       +$281,000
    Positions...................................................             113             113  ..............
Staff Offices Division..........................................      $8,258,000      $9,202,000       +$944,000
    Positions...................................................             103             104              +1
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      TOTALS....................................................     $57,251,000     $62,000,000     +$4,749,000
          Positions.............................................             927             946             +19
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee expects to be notified in writing in a timely 
manner of any changes to the staffing levels or distribution of 
staff.

        OFFICES OF THE SECRETARIES FOR THE MAJORITY AND MINORITY

Appropriations, 2007....................................      $1,598,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................       1,684,000
Committee recommendation................................       1,684,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,684,000 for 
the offices of the secretaries for the majority and minority. 
The appropriation is to be equally divided, providing $842,000 
for each office.

                          AGENCY CONTRIBUTIONS

Appropriations, 2007....................................     $37,473,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................      43,585,000
Committee recommendation................................      41,100,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $41,100,000 
for agency contributions for employees paid under the 
appropriation, ``Salaries, officers and employees,'' and 
employees paid under the appropriation ``Expenses of the United 
States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control,'' 
employees paid under the appropriation ``Joint Economic 
Committee,'' and employees paid by the ``Senate Hair Care 
Services Revolving Fund.''
    Agency contributions include the Senate's contributions as 
an employer to the Civil Service Retirement System, the Federal 
Employees' Retirement System, the thrift savings plan, Federal 
employee group life insurance, Federal employee health 
insurance programs, and FICA. The Senate is required by law to 
make these payments, and the total required is dependent upon 
the number of Senate employees, their compensation levels, the 
benefit programs in which they are enrolled, and the extent of 
the benefits elected.

            Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate

Appropriations, 2007....................................      $5,491,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................       6,280,000
Committee recommendation................................       6,280,000

    For the Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate, 
the Committee recommends an appropriation of $6,280,000, an 
increase of $789,000 over the enacted level. This amount 
provides for the salaries, expenses, and agency contributions 
of the office.

                     Office of Senate Legal Counsel

Appropriations, 2007....................................      $1,317,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................       1,439,000
Committee recommendation................................       1,439,000

    The Office of Senate Legal Counsel was established pursuant 
to section 701 of Public Law 95-521. The Committee recommends 
an appropriation of $1,439,000 for the Office. The amount 
provided pays for the salaries, expenses, and agency 
contributions of the Office.

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

Appropriations, 2007....................................         $24,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................          24,000
Committee recommendation................................          24,000

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

                   Contingent Expenses of the Senate


                      INQUIRIES AND INVESTIGATIONS

Appropriations, 2007....................................    $120,692,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................     138,644,000
Committee recommendation................................     129,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $129,000,000 
for inquiries and investigations by all Senate standing, 
special, and select committees. This is $8,308,000 above the 
current level and $9,644,000 below the request.
    This appropriation funds the liquidation of obligations 
incurred by committees under the authorization provided in 
Committee funding resolutions.

         U.S. SENATE CAUCUS ON INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS CONTROL

Appropriations, 2007....................................        $520,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................         520,000
Committee recommendation................................         520,000

    The Committee recommends $520,000 for the expenses of the 
U.S. Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control. 
Established in 1985 by the Foreign Relations Authorization Act 
(Public Law 99-93), the Caucus was created to monitor and 
promote international compliance with narcotics control 
treaties and monitor and encourage U.S. Government and private 
programs seeking to expand international cooperation against 
drug abuse. The Caucus is composed of seven Senators and five 
members from the public sector with a chairman from the 
majority party and a co-chairman from the minority party.

                        SECRETARY OF THE SENATE

Appropriations, 2007....................................      $1,980,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................       2,000,000
Committee recommendation................................       2,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $2,000,000 for 
expenses of the Office of the Secretary. This is $20,000 above 
the enacted level, and the same as the budget request.
    The table printed below sets forth the apportionment of 
funds under this appropriation, followed by a brief description 
of the line items. Any deviation of more than 10 percent 
cumulatively from the stated levels for each item will require 
the customary prior approval of the Committee.

                                 OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY APPORTIONMENT SCHEDULE
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Amount available
                                                               fiscal year     Budget estimate
                           Item                             2007  Public Law  fiscal year 2008     Difference
                                                                 109-55
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Departmental Operating Budget:
    Executive Office......................................          $630,000          $550,000          -$80,000
    Administrative Services...............................         1,290,000         1,390,000          +100,000
    Legislative Services..................................            60,000            60,000  ................
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Total Operating Budget..............................         1,980,000         2,000,000           +20,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

             SERGEANT AT ARMS AND DOORKEEPER OF THE SENATE

Appropriations, 2007....................................    $142,000,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................     162,450,000
Committee recommendation................................     145,189,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $145,189,000 
for expenses of the Sergeant at Arms, an increase of $3,189,000 
above the fiscal year 2007 level and a reduction of $17,261,000 
below the request, to remain available until September 30, 
2012.
    The following table compares the component categories 
within this account for the fiscal year 2007 and 2008 Committee 
recommendation.

          EXPENSES--OFFICE OF THE SERGEANT AT ARMS AND DOORKEEPER OF THE SENATE APPORTIONMENT SCHEDULE
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                      Amount          Budget
                                                                     available       Estimate
                              Item                                  fiscal year     fiscal year     Difference
                                                                       2007            2008
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Capitol Division................................................     $10,901,000     $16,223,000     +$5,322,000
Operations Division.............................................      22,414,000      23,937,000      +1,523,000
Technology Development Services Division........................      26,749,000      32,518,000      +5,769,000
IT Support Services Division....................................      73,050,000      65,980,000      -7,070,000
Staff Offices Division..........................................       8,886,000       6,531,000      -2,355,000
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Totals....................................................     142,000,000     145,189,000      +3,189,000
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    The Committee directs that the Sergeant at Arms provide to 
the Committee a spending plan prior to the beginning of fiscal 
year 2008. Any deviation of more than 10 percent cumulatively 
from the level for each item in the spending plan will require 
the customary approval of the Committee.

                          MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS

Appropriations, 2007....................................     $17,000,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................      18,737,000
Committee recommendation................................      17,528,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $17,528,000 
for miscellaneous items. Any deviation of more than 10 percent 
cumulatively from the stated levels for each item will require 
the customary prior approval of the Committee.
    The following table sets forth the apportionment of funds 
under this appropriation:

                       FISCAL YEAR 2008 BUDGET--MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS APPORTIONMENT SCHEDULE
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                                                                 Amount
                                                               Authorized
                           Item                             Fiscal Year 2007   Budget Estimate     Difference
                                                             Public Law 109-  Fiscal Year 2008
                                                                   55
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Resolution and reorganization reserve.....................        $2,500,000        $2,500,000  ................
Unallocated...............................................         4,292,000         4,292,000  ................
Reserve for contingencies (miscellaneous items)...........           800,000           800,000  ................
Employees' compensation fund reimbursement (worker's                 923,500           900,500          -$23,000
 compensation)............................................
Mailing of Town Meeting Notices (Public Law 108-447, dated           500,000           500,000  ................
 Dec. 8, 2004)............................................
John Heinz Fellowship Program (S. Res. 356, dated Oct. 7,             85,000            85,000  ................
 1992, S. Res. 238, dated Jul. 1, 1994, S. Res. 180 dated
 Sep. 30, 1999, S. Res. 428, dated Sep. 23, 2004) (expires
 Sep. 30, 2009)...........................................
Reception of foreign dignitaries (S. Res. 247, dated Feb.             30,000            30,000  ................
 7, 1962, as amended by S. Res. 370, dated Oct. 10, 2000).
Foreign travel--Members and employees (S. Res. 179, dated            125,000           125,000  ................
 May 25, 1977)............................................
Federal employees compensation account (Public Law 96-499,         1,750,000         1,750,000  ................
 dated Dec. 5, 1980) (Unemployment Compensation)..........
Conferences for the Majority and Minority (Public Laws: 97-          300,000           300,000  ................
 51, dated Jan. 3, 1983, 101-250, dated Nov. 5, 1990, and
 107-68, dated Nov. 12, 2001).............................
Policy Committees for the Majority and Minority (Public              150,000           150,000  ................
 Law 104-53, dated Nov. 19, 1995).........................
Postage...................................................             6,000         \1\ 6,000  ................
Stationery................................................            16,500        \2\ 16,500  ................
Communications............................................  ................        \3\ 51,000           +51,000
Consultants--including agency contributions (2 USC 61h-6           3,500,000         4,000,000          +500,000
 as amended)..............................................
National Security Working Group (S. Res. 480, November 21,           700,000           700,000  ................
 2004) (expires Dec. 31, 2008)............................
Committee on Appropriations (Public Law 105-275, dated               950,000           950,000  ................
 Oct. 21, 1998)...........................................
Office of the Chaplain (Public Law 108-199, dated Jan. 23,            50,000            50,000  ................
 2004)....................................................
Senate Child Care Center: Agency Contribution costs                  300,000           300,000  ................
 authorized by Public Laws 102-90, dated Aug. 14, 1991 and
 103-50, dated Jul. 2, 1993...............................
Senate Child Care Center: Training classes, conferences, &            22,000            22,000  ................
 travel expenses as authorized by Public Law 104-197,
 dated Sep. 16, 1996......................................
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Total...............................................        17,000,000        17,528,000          +528,000
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\1\ Postage Apportionment (Fiscal year 2008):
      President of the Senate..............................      $2,700
      Secretary for the Majority...........................       1,100
      Secretary for the Minority...........................       1,100
      Chaplain.............................................       1,100
                                                       ---------------

        TOTAL..............................................       6,000
\2\ Stationery Apportionment (Fiscal year 2008):
      President of the Senate..............................      $8,000
      Conference of the Majority...........................         300
      Conference of the Minority...........................         300
      Chaplain.............................................         700
      Senate Chamber.......................................       7,200
                                                       ---------------

        TOTAL..............................................      16,500
\3\ Communications Apportionment (fiscal year 2008):
      Office of the Vice President.........................      $1,000
      Secretary for the Majority...........................       7,500
      Secretary for the Minority...........................       7,500
      Office of the Chaplain...............................       1,000
      Majority Leader......................................      15,000
      Minority Leader......................................      15,000
      Majority Whip........................................       2,000
      Minority Leader......................................       2,000
                                                       ---------------

        TOTAL..............................................      51,000

    Resolution and Reorganization Reserve.--This line item is 
used to cover the costs of Senate resolutions and public laws 
that authorize expenditures from the contingent fund of the 
Senate that do not have specific appropriations for such 
purpose.
    Reserve for Contingencies.--This line item includes payment 
for gratuities for family members of deceased Senate employees; 
damage to automobiles in the Senate parking lots; contractual, 
legal, and administrative services; and miscellaneous expenses, 
and is controlled by the Committee on Rules and Administration.
    Employees' Compensation Fund Reimbursements (Worker's 
Compensation).--Reimbursements made to the U.S. Department of 
Labor for total benefits and other payments made on behalf of 
Senate employees from the employees' compensation fund.
    Reception of Foreign Dignitaries.--The Committee on Foreign 
Relations is authorized to expend not to exceed $30,000 each 
fiscal year to receive foreign dignitaries under the authority 
of Senate Resolution 247, agreed to February 7, 1962, as 
amended.
    John Heinz Fellowship Program.--This fellowship program was 
first authorized by S. Res. 356 and extended by S. Res. 238, 
and S. Res. 180. It is authorized through September 30, 2009 
and provides for up to 2 fellows each calendar year. The 
appointing authority is the Secretary of the Senate.
    Foreign Travel--Members and Employees.--Senate Resolution 
179, agreed to May 25, 1977, authorized payment from the 
contingent fund of the Senate, of the domestic portion of 
transportation costs and travel expenses incurred by Members 
and employees of the Senate when engaged in authorized foreign 
travel.
    Federal Employees' Compensation Account (Unemployment 
Compensation).--This line item provides for expenses incurred 
for the Senate to reimburse the Federal employees' compensation 
account, pursuant to Public Law 96-499, approved December 5, 
1980, for unemployment compensation payments made to Senate 
employees.
    Conferences for the Majority and Minority.--The amount 
recommended provides for the expenses of the majority and 
minority conference committees.
    Policy Committees for the Majority and Minority.--The 
amount recommended provides for the expenses of the majority 
and minority policy committees.
    Postage.--Provides for postage allowances for the President 
of the Senate, Secretary of the Majority, Secretary of the 
Minority, and Senate Chaplain.
    Stationery.--Provides funds for stationery and office 
supplies for the President of the Senate, conference committees 
of the Senate, Office of the Chaplain, and the Senate Chamber.
    Communications.--Provides funds for cellular telephone and 
mobile data devices and services for the Office of the Vice 
President, Secretary for the Majority, Secretary for the 
Minority, Office of the Chaplain, Majority Leader, Minority 
Leader, Majority Whip and Minority Whip.
    The Committee has provided funding for the officers and 
leadership to enable them to acquire cellular telephone and 
mobile data devices and services, thereby relieving the 
Sergeant at Arms of his current responsibility to provide such 
devices and services. The Committee believes that this will 
increase accountability and allow the offices greater 
flexibility in choosing and managing their equipment and 
services. Further, this treatment is consistent with the 
funding for these devices and services for members and 
committees. Each office should continue to work with the 
Sergeant at Arms to obtain the necessary devices and services. 
The Sergeant at Arms will make a certification of the 
appropriate charges against this account in accordance with the 
current practice for other Senate offices.
    Consultants--Including Agency Contributions.--Provides 
authority for the appointment and payment of consultants to the 
majority and minority leaders, president pro tempore, president 
pro tempore emeritus, and the legislative counsel. The 
following summarizes the current authority and limitations:
    Majority leader: Eight consultants at not to exceed the 
daily rate for maximum standing committee rate. All of the 
consultants may be appointed at an annual rate of compensation 
not to exceed the maximum annual rate for a standing committee.
    Minority leader: Eight consultants at not to exceed the 
daily rate for maximum standing committee rate. All of the 
consultants may be appointed at an annual rate of compensation 
not to exceed the maximum annual rate for a standing committee.
    Legislative counsel (subject to President Pro Tempore 
approval): Two consultants at not to exceed the daily rate for 
maximum standing committee rate. All of the consultants may be 
appointed at an annual rate of compensation not to exceed the 
maximum annual rate for a standing committee.
    President Pro Tempore: Two consultants at not to exceed the 
daily rate for maximum standing committee rate. The consultants 
may be appointed at an annual rate of compensation not to 
exceed the maximum annual rate for a standing committee.
    President Pro Tempore Emeritus: One consultant at not to 
exceed the daily rate for maximum standing committee rate. The 
consultants may be appointed at an annual rate of compensation 
not to exceed the maximum annual rate for a standing committee.
    Senate National Security Working Group.--Provides funding 
for the Senate National Security Working Group, under the 
authority of Senate Resolution 75, agreed to March 25, 1999. 
The Senate National Security Working Group was formerly the 
Senate Arms Control Observer Group.
    Committee on Appropriations.--Pursuant to Public Law 105-
275 provides funding for administrative expenses for the 
Committee on Appropriations.
    Senate Employees' Child Care Center--Agency 
Contributions.--Provides for the payment of agency contribution 
costs as authorized by Public Law 102-90, approved August 14, 
1991, and Public Law 103-50, approved July 2, 1993, for 
employees of the Senate Employees Child Care Center. The Senate 
Employees' Child Care Center is intended primarily for the 
children of members and employees of the Senate.
    Senate Employees' Child Care Center--Training Classes and 
Conference Costs.--Provides for the reimbursement of any 
individual employed by the Senate Employees' Child Care Center 
for the cost of training classes and conferences in connection 
with the provision of child care services and for travel, 
transportation, and subsistence expenses incurred in connection 
with the training classes and conferences, as authorized by 
Public Law 104-197, approved September 16, 1996.
    Student Loan Repayment Program.--Provides for the repayment 
of student loans at a maximum of $500 per month, for eligible 
employees at the discretion of the employing office, to enhance 
recruitment and retention of Senate staff.

        SENATORS' OFFICIAL PERSONNEL AND OFFICE EXPENSE ACCOUNT

Appropriations, 2007....................................    $365,453,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................     396,065,000
Committee recommendation................................     379,065,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation for fiscal year 
2008 of $379,065,000 for the Senators' Official Personnel and 
Office Expense Account, an increase of $13,612,000 above the 
current year and a decrease of $17,000,000 below the request.
    This account funds salaries and benefits of Senators' 
staffs as well as the office expense allowance for Senators' 
offices. The Senators' official personnel and office expense 
allowance [SOPOEA] is comprised of three components. Two of 
these are for salaries of personnel in Senators' offices.
    The allowance for administrative and clerical assistance is 
based on the population of States, beginning with States with a 
population of fewer than 5 million people to States with a 
population of 28 million or more. The table illustrates the 
allowances per population category and the States which fall 
into those categories. The estimate for fiscal year 2008 totals 
$231,031,870.
    The second component of the salaries allowance is for 
legislative assistance to Senators, as authorized by Public Law 
95-94. This allowance provides funding for three positions in 
each Senator's office at an annual rate of $160,659 for a total 
of $481,977 per office, or $48,197,000 for all 100 Senators.
    The third component of the SOPOEA account is for office 
expenses and totals $20,328,942. Each Senator's office is 
allocated an amount for office expenses, as displayed in the 
following table. In addition, an amount of $200,000 is provided 
to cover additional expenses that may be incurred in the event 
of the death or resignation of a Senator, and to provide for 
transitional expenses during election years subject to 
regulations set by the Committee on Rules and Administration 
with respect to official mail.
    It should be noted that the amounts provided for the 
various components of the SOPOEA are interchangeable. Amounts 
provided for salaries may be used for expenses, and vice versa, 
subject to regulations set by the Committee on Rules and 
Administration with respect to official mail. It should also be 
noted that the figures in the following table are preliminary, 
and that official notification of member budgets is issued by 
the Financial Clerk of the Senate after enactment of this bill.
    The following table illustrates the several components of 
the SOPOEA.

                   SENATORS' OFFICIAL PERSONNEL AND OFFICE EXPENSE ALLOWANCE FISCAL YEAR 2008
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                                                  Admin. & Cler.    Legislative
                                                      Assist.         Assit.         O.O.E.A.          Total
                      State                       Allowance  10/  Allowance  10/  Allowance  10/  Allowance  10/
                                                      1/2007          1/2007          1/2007          1/2007
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Alabama.........................................      $2,147,165        $481,977        $184,759      $2,813,901
Alaska..........................................       2,147,165         481,977         253,282       2,882,424
Arizona.........................................       2,278,956         481,977         205,838       2,966,771
Arkansas........................................       2,147,165         481,977         170,212       2,799,354
California......................................       3,467,575         481,977         467,441       4,416,993
Colorado........................................       2,147,165         481,977         192,334       2,821,476
Connecticut.....................................       2,147,165         481,977         160,689       2,789,831
Delaware........................................       2,147,165         481,977         128,601       2,757,743
Florida.........................................       3,045,980         481,977         315,282       3,843,239
Georgia.........................................       2,476,644         481,977         221,032       3,179,653
Hawaii..........................................       2,147,165         481,977         280,379       2,909,521
Idaho...........................................       2,147,165         481,977         165,907       2,795,049
Illinois........................................       2,674,338         481,977         265,823       3,422,138
Indiana.........................................       2,278,956         481,977         195,916       2,956,849
Iowa............................................       2,147,165         481,977         171,007       2,800,149
Kansas..........................................       2,147,165         481,977         169,200       2,798,342
Kentucky........................................       2,147,165         481,977         178,635       2,807,777
Louisiana.......................................       2,147,165         481,977         185,141       2,814,283
Maine...........................................       2,147,165         481,977         149,028       2,778,170
Maryland........................................       2,213,058         481,977         171,989       2,867,024
Massachusetts...................................       2,278,956         481,977         195,338       2,956,271
Michigan........................................       2,542,546         481,977         234,348       3,258,871
Minnesota.......................................       2,213,058         481,977         189,227       2,884,262
Mississippi.....................................       2,147,165         481,977         169,870       2,799,012
Missouri........................................       2,213,058         481,977         198,077       2,893,112
Montana.........................................       2,147,165         481,977         162,886       2,792,028
Nebraska........................................       2,147,165         481,977         161,295       2,790,437
Nevada..........................................       2,147,165         481,977         176,654       2,805,796
New Hampshire...................................       2,147,165         481,977         143,729       2,772,871
New Jersey......................................       2,410,751         481,977         205,494       3,098,222
New Mexico......................................       2,147,165         481,977         167,889       2,797,031
New York........................................       3,088,139         481,977         319,531       3,889,647
North Carolina..................................       2,410,751         481,977         219,328       3,112,056
North Dakota....................................       2,147,165         481,977         150,613       2,779,755
Ohio............................................       2,608,443         481,977         255,307       3,345,727
Oklahoma........................................       2,147,165         481,977         181,784       2,810,926
Oregon..........................................       2,147,165         481,977         191,011       2,820,153
Pennsylvania....................................       2,674,338         481,977         261,699       3,418,014
Rhode Island....................................       2,147,165         481,977         139,117       2,768,259
South Carolina..................................       2,147,165         481,977         175,902       2,805,044
South Dakota....................................       2,147,165         481,977         152,480       2,781,622
Tennessee.......................................       2,278,956         481,977         195,733       2,956,666
Texas...........................................       3,256,780         481,977         367,822       4,106,579
Utah............................................       2,147,165         481,977         171,515       2,800,657
Vermont.........................................       2,147,165         481,977         137,093       2,766,235
Virginia........................................       2,344,853         481,977         196,936       3,023,766
Washington......................................       2,278,956         481,977         216,188       2,977,121
West Virginia...................................       2,147,165         481,977         148,845       2,777,987
Wisconsin.......................................       2,213,058         481,977         192,481       2,887,516
Wyoming.........................................       2,147,165         481,977         153,784       2,782,926
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
      Total.....................................     115,515,935      24,098,850      10,064,471     149,679,256
                                                      2      2      2      2
      Grand Total...............................     231,031,870      48,197,700      20,128,942     299,358,512
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    According to the most recent employment data compiled by 
the Secretary of the Senate, as of April 30, 2007, there were 
4,220 individuals employed in Senators' offices throughout the 
United States and covered by this appropriation.
    In addition to providing funds for compensation of 
employees within Senators' offices, this appropriation also 
provides for agency contributions for those employees; that is, 
the Senate's share, as an employer, of the various employee 
benefit programs for which Senate employees are eligible. These 
payments are mandatory, and fluctuate according to the programs 
in which employees are enrolled, the level of compensation, and 
the degree of participation. Budget requests for this account 
prepared by the Financial Clerk must be based on both 
experience and evaluation of trends. The fiscal year 2008 
request for this account anticipates $97,074,000 in agency 
contribution costs.
    The amount recommended by the Committee for the SOPOEA is 
less than would be required to cover all obligations that could 
be incurred under the authorized allowances for all Senators. 
The Committee is able to recommend an appropriation of a lesser 
amount than potentially necessary because Senators typically do 
not obligate funds up to the absolute ceiling of their 
respective allowances.

                       SENATE OFFICIAL MAIL COSTS

Appropriations, 2007....................................        $300,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................         300,000
Committee recommendation................................         300,000

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

                       Administrative Provisions

    Sec. 1. Administrative and Clerical Allowance. This 
provision increases by $50,000 the allowance for administrative 
and clerical assistance.
    Sec. 2. United States Senate Collection. This provision 
extends for 1 year the availability of funds for the Senate art 
collection.
    Sec. 3. President Pro Tempore Emeritus. This provision 
extends the authority of the President Pro Tempore Emeritus for 
the 110th Congress.
    Sec. 4.  Expenses of the Offices of the Conference of the 
Majority and the Conference of the Minority. This provision 
authorizes the Secretary of the Conference of the Majority or 
the Secretary of the Conference of the Minority to transfer 
money from their SOE account to the Miscellaneous Items account 
in the Senate contingent fund in order to pay appropriate 
office expenses. This authority is already available to other 
Senate leadership offices.
    Sec. 5. Compensation for Employees of Committees. This 
provision standardizes the compensation limitation for 
employees of standing, select, and joint committees.
    Sec. 6. U.S. Senate-Japan Interparliamentary Group. The 
Committee recommends language establishing a U.S. Senate-Japan 
Interparliamentary Group.
    Sec. 7. Orientation Seminars. This provision increases by 
$5,000 the authorization for orientation seminars for new 
Senators.
    Sec. 8. Media Gallery Employees. This provision clarifies 
the ability of the Senate media galleries to participate in the 
credentialing of media at the national conventions.

                              JOINT ITEMS


                        Joint Economic Committee

Appropriations, 2007....................................      $4,308,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................       4,398,000
Committee recommendation................................       4,398,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,398,000 for 
the Joint Economic Committee [JEC]. This is an increase of 
$90,000 over the enacted level owing to anticipated cost-of-
living increases. The Joint Economic Committee [JEC] was 
created by the Employment Act of 1946. The primary tasks of the 
JEC are to review economic conditions and to recommend 
improvements in economic policy. The JEC performs research and 
economic analysis, and monitors and analyzes current economic, 
financial, and employment condition.

                      Joint Committee on Taxation

Appropriations, 2007....................................      $8,773,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................       9,416,000
Committee recommendation................................       9,416,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $9,416,000 for 
salaries and expenses of the Joint Committee on Taxation. This 
is an increase of $643,000 over the enacted level primarily to 
accommodate cost-of-living increases.
    The Joint Committee is established under the Internal 
Revenue Code of 1986 to: (1) investigate the operation and 
effects of internal revenue taxes and the administration of 
such taxes; (2) investigate measures and methods for the 
simplification of such taxes; (3) make reports to the House 
Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Finance 
(or to the House and the Senate) on the results of such 
investigations and studies and to make recommendations; and (4) 
review any proposed refund or credit of income or estate and 
gift taxes or certain other taxes set forth in Code section 
6405 in excess of $2,000,000. In addition to these functions 
that are specified in the Internal Revenue Code, the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974 requires the Joint Committee 
to provide revenue estimates for all tax legislation considered 
by either the House or the Senate.

         Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies

Appropriations, 2007....................................................
Budget estimate, 2008...................................................
Committee recommendation................................      $1,250,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,250,000 for 
the 2009 Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies 
[JCCIC]. This is the same amount that was provided for the 2005 
JCCIC.

                   Office of the Attending Physician

Appropriations, 2007....................................      $2,520,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................       2,820,000
Committee recommendation................................       2,820,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $2,820,000 for 
the Office of the Attending Physician. The Office was first 
established by House Resolution 253, adopted December 5, 1928.

               Capitol Guide and Special Services Office

Appropriations, 2007....................................      $8,524,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................      10,876,000
Committee recommendation................................       7,864,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $7,864,000 for 
the Capitol Guide and Special Services Office, $3,012,000 below 
the request. The increase accomodates additional staffing 
requirements associated with the operation of the Capitol 
Visitor Center. The Committee notes that staffing requirements 
may exceed original estimates owing to a number of unresolved 
or developing CVC operational issues. The Committee expects to 
be apprised of staffing needs as operational decisions are 
made.

                      Statements of Appropriations

Appropriations, 2007....................................         $30,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................          30,000
Committee recommendation................................          30,000

    The Committee recommends $30,000 for the preparation of 
detailed statements of appropriations as required by law. This 
account is used as payment for the preparation of the volumes, 
``Statements on Appropriations,'' for the first session of the 
110th Congress. These volumes show annual appropriations made, 
indefinite appropriations, and contracts authorized, along with 
a chronological history of regular appropriations bills. The 
volumes are compiled jointly by the Senate and House Committees 
on Appropriations pursuant to a directive in the Legislative 
Appropriations Act of June 7, 1924.

                             CAPITOL POLICE

                                                             Recommended

Salaries................................................    $225,930,000
Expenses................................................      58,070,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, Capitol Police.............................     284,000,000

    The Committee recommends $284,000,000 for the U.S. Capitol 
Police. This is an increase of $18,365,000 over fiscal year 
2007 and a decrease of $15,070,000 below the request, 
reflecting more accurate projections of requirements and better 
management of additional duty hours.
    Management Issues.--The Committee notes that the Capitol 
Police has had longstanding financial management weaknesses. 
However, recently the Government Accountability Office 
recognized that progress is being made under the new Chief and 
his management team. The Committee anticipates USCP will make 
significant progress this year and stabilize USCP financial 
management operations, including the preparation of a complete 
set of entity-wide auditable financial statements. In addition, 
the Committee is pleased with USCP's efforts to improve its 
strategic planning and decisionmaking processes, including 
holding managers accountable and using performance-based 
metrics. The Committee expects USCP will continue to work with 
GAO and its own Inspector General on these activities.

                                SALARIES

Appropriations, 2007....................................    $217,135,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................     237,074,000
Committee recommendation................................     225,930,000

    The Committee recommendation totals $225,930,000 for 
salaries, an increase of $8,795,000 over the enacted level and 
a decrease of $11,144,000 below the request. This level will 
support current sworn staffing of 1,681 officers, and 10 new 
officers associated with Library of Congress police attrition. 
In addition, to the current level of 390 civilian staff, the 
Committee recommendation funds new positions in financial 
management, security service, information system and facilities 
management.
    The amount provided covers salaries, benefits, and overtime 
costs. Capitol Police personnel are also eligible for hazardous 
duty pay and comparability pay similar to locality pay 
adjustments granted other Federal law enforcement personnel in 
the Washington, DC, area.

                            general expenses

Appropriations, 2007.................................... \1\ $48,500,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................      61,996,000
Committee recommendation................................      58,070,000

\1\ Includes $10,000,000 in supplemental appropriations (Public Law 110-
28).

    The Committee recommends $58,070,000 for general expenses 
of the Capitol Police, an increase of $9,570,000 over fiscal 
year 2007 and a reduction of $3,926,000 below the request.
    The recommendation includes $450,000 to conduct necessary 
studies and preparation for the integration of the LOC security 
and informatin technology systems into USCP systems.
    Expenses include office supplies and equipment, laundry and 
dry-cleaning, communications, motor vehicles, uniforms and 
equipment, investigations, training, and miscellaneous items.

                       Administrative Provisions

    Sec. 1001. Transfer Authority. The Committee has included a 
routine provision which allows for funds to be transferred 
between the ``Salaries'' and ``General expenses'' accounts.
    Sec. 1002. USCP General Counsel. This provision transfers 
the position of General Counsel to the Capitol Police. With the 
exception of this position, all other sworn and civilian USCP 
positions, including those reporting directly to the Capitol 
Police Board, are on the USCP payroll and have been since the 
USCP payroll migrated from the Senate or House payrolls.
    Sec. 1003. Transfer of Library of Congress Police. Language 
is included that effectuates the merger of the Capitol Police 
with the Library of Congress [LOC] Police mandated by the 2003 
Legislative Branch Appropriations Act (Public Law 108-7).

                          OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE


                         Salaries and Expenses

Appropriations, 2007....................................      $3,103,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................       4,106,000
Committee recommendation................................       3,806,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,806,000, 
for the salaries and expenses of the Office of Compliance 
[OOC], an increase of $703,000 over fiscal year 2007. The 
Committee expects OOC to continue to work with the Architect of 
the Capitol to address Capitol complex utility tunnel issues as 
expeditiously as possible to ensure protection of worker health 
and safety.

                        Administrative Provision

    Sec. 1101. This provision effectively enables an employee 
of the Office of Compliance to be appointed to the positions of 
Executive Director or General Counsel, and authorizes an 
increase in the statutory pay cap for these positions.

                      CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE


                         Salaries and Expenses

Appropriations, 2007....................................     $35,204,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................      37,972,000
Committee recommendation................................      38,510,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $38,510,000 
for the Congressional Budget Office. The amount recommended 
represents an increase of $3,306,000 over the enacted level.
    The Committee has included $538,000 for CBO to expand its 
ability to assist the Congress in identifying and analyzing 
potential ways to address projected growth in health care 
spending.

                        ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL

    The Committee has recommended a funding level of 
$352,534,000 for all activities of the Architect of the 
Capitol. The amount recommended is $78,554,000 below the 
request and $37,487,000 below the fiscal year 2007 level. The 
Committee has funded projects designated with an immediate 
urgency. Most other requested projects, unless related to life 
safety, are not funded owing to budget constraints and the need 
for AOC to focus on the successful completion of ongoing 
projects.
    The following table shows the request and the Committee 
recommendation, excluding the House Office Buildings account:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                  2007           Fiscal year          2008
                      Appropriation                        appropriation \1\    2008 request     recommendation
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
General Administration...................................        $77,128,000       $87,714,000       $81,584,000
Capitol Building.........................................         23,886,000        29,480,000        25,247,000
Capitol Grounds..........................................          7,577,000        10,225,000         9,915,000
Senate Office Buildings..................................         67,202,000        87,248,000        71,048,000
Capitol Power Plant......................................        129,847,000       119,226,000        83,447,000
Library Buildings and Grounds............................         27,692,000        42,788,000        28,061,000
Capitol Visitor Center...................................         43,758,000        33,884,000        28,753,000
Capitol Police Buildings and Grounds.....................         11,768,000        18,816,000        15,116,000
Botanic Garden...........................................          7,697,000         9,707,000         9,363,000
                                                          ------------------------------------------------------
      Total..............................................        390,021,000       431,088,000       352,534,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\ Including rescission and supplemental appropriations (Public Law 110-28).

    Design-build.--The Committee expects AOC to award design-
build construction contracts when it is appropriate and cost 
effective to do so. The Committee notes that this type of 
contract can result in improved accountability for performance 
with one organization responsible for both design and 
construction, and generally results in faster project delivery.

                         General Administration

Appropriations, 2007....................................     $77,128,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................      87,714,000
Committee recommendation................................      81,584,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $81,584,000 
for general administration, a reduction of $6,130,000 below the 
request and an increase of $4,456,000 above the fiscal year 
2007 level. The increase over the current year reflects several 
long-deferred information technology improvements. A total of 
$1,119,000 is included for an energy survey of congressional 
buildings.
    The General Administration appropriation provides funding 
for salaries and related benefits of the Architect, officers, 
administrative and support staff, including engineering and 
architecture employees. This account also provides for 
administrative items such as agency-wide contractual services; 
surveys and studies; information technology; and safety 
engineering operations.
    The following table displays the budget detail.

                         GENERAL ADMINISTRATION
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Fiscal Year 2008 Operating Budget

Personal Services.......................     $49,041,000     $46,399,000
Operations..............................      36,711,000      32,504,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      85,752,000      78,903,000
                                         ===============================
     Fiscal Year 2008 Project Budget

UPSs, Spare Hardware, and Software for            84,000          84,000
 AOC BASNet.............................
Recertification of Lightning Protection          130,000         130,000
 Systems................................
Conversion to Electronic OPFs (Backfile          198,000         198,000
 Conversion)............................
Switchgear, Generator, and ATS                   550,000         550,000
 Maintenance............................
Energy Survey of Congressional Buildings         400,000       1,119,000
 (Study)................................
Arc Flash Labeling of Electrical                 600,000         600,000
 Distribution Equipment.................
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........       1,962,000       2,681,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Total, General Administration.....      87,714,000      81,584,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Emissions Resulting from Capitol Complex Operations.--The 
Committee is concerned that there is no comprehensive strategy 
for reducing emissions that result from the operations of the 
U.S. Capitol Complex. As GAO recently reported, conducting 
energy audits of facilities is one important step in such a 
strategy as these audits would identify projects to address the 
largest sources of greenhouse gas emissions from Capitol 
Complex operations. The Committee is pleased that the Architect 
of the Capitol has developed a schedule for conducting energy 
audits of all Capitol Complex facilities within the next 5 
years. The AOC should also consider other projects that would 
not be included in energy audits, such as purchasing energy 
efficient vehicles, that could be instrumental in reducing 
emissions in the near term. Therefore, the Committee directs 
the Architect to develop a comprehensive plan for reducing 
emissions from Capitol Complex operations, with input from 
others that manage energy consumption within the Capitol 
Complex. The Architect should submit a plan to the Committee 
within 120 days of enactment of this act. The plan should 
address the schedule for and results of energy audits, 
selection and implementation of emission reduction projects, 
including those outside the scope of energy audits, and funding 
resources and options for the audits and projects.
    Carbon Capture Technologies. The Committee directs the 
Architect of the Capitol to utilize the Department of Energy's 
expertise on measures that will increase energy efficiency at 
all Capitol Complex facilities. Furthermore, the Committee 
recommends that the AOC, within existing funds, initiate work 
with the Department of Energy's Office of Fossil Energy to 
develop a preliminary engineering design of commercially 
available CO2 capture technologies that could be 
applied at the Capitol Power Plant. The AOC is directed to 
provide a report to the appropriate committiees of jurisdiction 
within 120 days of enactment of this measure.

                            Capitol Building

Appropriations, 2007....................................     $23,886,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................      29,480,000
Committee recommendation................................      25,247,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $25,247,000 
for necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and operation 
of the Capitol, a reduction of $4,233,000 below the request and 
an increase of $1,361,000 above the enacted level. Of the 
amount recommended, $8,790,000 would be available until 
September 30, 2012.
    The following table displays the budget detail.

                            CAPITOL BUILDING
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Fiscal Year 2008 Operating Budget

Personal Services.......................     $12,632,000     $12,907,000
Operations..............................       2,480,000       2,526,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      15,112,000      15,433,000
                                         ===============================
     Fiscal Year 2008 Project BudgetMinton Tile Replacement.................         650,000         336,000
Computer, Telecom, & Electrical Support.         298,000         298,000
Legislative Call System Upgrade, Phase           150,000         150,000
 II.....................................
Elevator Modernization H-9..............         240,000  ..............
Elevator Modernization S-4..............         240,000         240,000
Conservation of Wall Paintings..........         500,000         500,000
Inaugural Support, 2009.................       3,600,000       3,600,000
Emergency Exit Signs & Lighting, Phase         1,000,000  ..............
 III....................................
West Grand Stair Enclosure..............       1,190,000       1,190,000
Chilled Water & Steam Mains Replacement          200,000         200,000
 (Design)...............................
Electrical Power Distribution System           2,400,000  ..............
 Replacement (Study)....................
Storm, Sanitary Riser & Vent Piping              300,000         300,000
 Replacement (Study)....................
Minor Construction......................       3,600,000       3,000,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........      14,368,000       9,814,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Capitol Building...........      29,480,000      25,247,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                            Capitol Grounds

Appropriations, 2007....................................      $7,577,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................      10,225,000
Committee recommendation................................       9,915,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $9,915,000 for 
Capitol Grounds for the care and improvements of the grounds 
surrounding the Capitol, the Senate and House office buildings, 
and the Capitol Power Plant. This is $2,338,000 above the 
enacted level and $310,000 below the request. Of the amount 
recommended, $325,000 would be available until September 30, 
2012.
    The following table displays the budget detail.

                             CAPITOL GROUNDS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Fiscal Year 2008 Operating BudgetPersonal Services.......................      $5,814,000      $5,814,000
Operations..............................       3,196,000       3,196,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........       9,010,000       9,010,000
                                         ===============================
     Fiscal Year 2008 Project Budget60 Ton Snow Melting Unit Purchase.......         310,000  ..............
Perimeter Fence Replacement, Parking              40,000          40,000
 Lots...................................
Stabilization and Life Safety Projects,          540,000         540,000
 Summer House...........................
Summer House Comprehensive Restoration           325,000         325,000
 (Design)...............................
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........       1,215,000         905,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Capitol Grounds............      10,225,000       9,915,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                        Senate Office Buildings

Appropriations, 2007....................................     $67,202,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................      87,248,000
Committee recommendation................................      71,048,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $71,048,000 
for maintenance of the Senate office buildings, of which 
$10,500,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2012. 
This is $16,200,000 below the request.
    The Committee notes that several high priority projects in 
this request, including emergency power and lighting upgrades, 
were not funded, owing to budget constraints.
    The following table displays the budget detail.

                         SENATE OFFICE BUILDINGS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Fiscal Year 2008 Operating BudgetPersonal Services.......................     $38,210,000     $38,835,000
Operations..............................      17,398,000      16,788,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      55,608,000      55,623,000
                                         ===============================
     Fiscal Year 2008 Project BudgetLegislative Call System Replacement 3...         350,000         350,000
Refinish Historic Woodwork..............         175,000         175,000
Repair Marble Floors & Clean Arch                250,000         250,000
 Surfaces...............................
Seal Fire Wall Penetrations, HSOB, DSOB.         250,000         250,000
Electrical System Testing (Study).......          75,000  ..............
Emergency Generator System..............       6,040,000       6,040,000
Emergency Lighting and Electrical              6,100,000  ..............
 Service Upgrade, RSOB..................
Exterior Envelope, RSOB (Study).........         250,000         250,000
HVAC Controls, Emergency Shutdown and            300,000  ..............
 Smoke Control (Study)..................
Infrastructure Improvements Phase II,          8,030,000  ..............
 Center Wing, DSOB......................
Infrastructure Upgrades, SUG (Design)...       1,000,000  ..............
Modular Furniture Program Pilot, DSOB...         250,000  ..............
Modular Furniture Program Pilot, RSOB...         250,000  ..............
Panelboard & Stepdown Transformer                160,000  ..............
 Replacement, HSOB (Design).............
Replace Modular Furniture, HSOB.........       4,000,000       3,000,000
Steam Pressure Reducing Valve                    200,000         100,000
 Replacement, HSOB (Design).............
Fire Alarm System Replacement (DWPD)....  ..............         650,000
Fire Alarm System Replacement (SECC)....  ..............         400,000
Minor Construction......................       3,960,000       3,960,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........      31,640,000      15,425,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Senate Office Buildings....      87,248,000      71,048,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                          Capitol Power Plant

Appropriations, 2007....................................    $129,847,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................     119,226,000
Committee recommendation................................      91,447,000

\1\ Includes supplemental appropriations of $50,000,000 (Public Law 110-
28).

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $83,447,000 
for the operations of the Capitol Power Plant. This is 
supplemented by $8,000,000 in reimbursements, for a total of 
$91,447,000. This is $38,400,000 below the enacted level due to 
the recently enacted supplemental of $50,000,000 for utility 
tunnel repairs. Of the amount provided, $3,755,000 shall remain 
available until September 30, 2012.
    The Power Plant provides heat, light, power, and air-
conditioning for the Capitol, Senate and House office 
buildings, and the Library of Congress buildings; heat, light, 
and power for the Botanic Garden and the Senate and House 
Garages; light for the Capitol Grounds' street, park, and 
floodlighting system; steam heat for the Government Printing 
Office and Washington City Post Office, also known as Postal 
Square; and steam heat and air-conditioning for the Union 
Station complex, Folger Shakespeare Library, the Thurgood 
Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, and the U.S. Supreme Court 
Building on a reimbursable basis.
    Within the operating budget, over 80 percent of the 
recommended amount is for the purchase of electricity from the 
local private utility, payment to the government of the 
District of Columbia for the provision of water and sewer 
services, and the procurement of boiler fuel, as displayed in 
the following table.

                FISCAL YEAR 2008 ESTIMATED UTILITY COSTS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               Cost
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Purchase of electrical energy..........................      $34,713,000
Purchase of natural gas................................       16,064,000
Purchase of steam......................................        1,009,000
Purchase of chilled water..............................        1,065,000
Purchase of coal.......................................        5,665,000
Purchase of oil........................................        2,765,000
Water and sewer payments...............................        2,572,000
Postal Square..........................................          618,000
                                                        ----------------
      Total............................................       64,471,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

                           CAPITOL POWER PLANT
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                             Amount         Committee
                 Item                      requested      recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Fiscal Year 2008 Operating BudgetPersonal Services.....................      $8,997,000       $9,272,000
Utilities.............................      72,471,000       72,471,000
Operations............................       5,152,000        5,368,000
Reimbursement.........................      (8,000,000)      (8,000,000)
                                       ---------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget......      78,620,000       79,111,000
                                       =================================
    Fiscal Year 2008 Project BudgetSpare Gearbox and Hub & Blade Assembly          75,000           75,000
 for the West Plant...................
Electrical Breaker Materials..........         190,000          190,000
Main Bulldozer........................         316,000          316,000
Tunnel Repairs........................      24,770,000   ...............
Hazardous Materials Survey (Study)....          75,000           75,000
Dearator Replacement (Design).........          80,000           80,000
Waste Characterization (Study)........         100,000          100,000
Back-Up Blow-Down System Installation          110,000          110,000
 & Blowdown Heat Recovery (Design)....
East Refrigeration Plant Chillers              150,000          150,000
 Relocation (Design)..................
Steam and Chilled Water Piping                 200,000          200,000
 Condition Assessment (Study).........
Wickes Boilers Useful Life (Study)....         200,000          200,000
OSHA Analysis of Plant Buildings               220,000          220,000
 (Study)..............................
Structural Fireproofing and Integrity          220,000          220,000
 (Study)..............................
Condensate and Water Piping & Valve            400,000          400,000
 Replacement (Design).................
City Water and Fire Main Loop                  500,000   ...............
 Connection (Design)..................
Boiler Plant Low Voltage Electrical          1,000,000   ...............
 Distribution System Replacement
 (Design).............................
Minor Construction....................       4,000,000        2,000,000
                                       ---------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget........      32,606,000        4,336,000
                                       =================================
      Total, Capitol Power Plant......     111,226,000       83,447,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                     Library Buildings and Grounds

Appropriations, 2007....................................     $27,692,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................      42,788,000
Committee recommendation................................      28,061,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $28,061,000 
for the care and maintenance of the Library buildings and 
grounds by the Architect of the Capitol, of which $3,900,000 
shall remain available until September 30, 2012. The 
recommendation is $369,000 above the enacted amount for fiscal 
year 2007 and $14,727,000 below the request.
    The Committee expects the following high-priority projects 
to be funded from unobligated balances of prior year funds: 
egress improvements (Library-wide), sprinkler system expansion 
(Thomas Jefferson building), and smoke detector upgrades (James 
Madison building).
    The following table displays the budget detail.

                      LIBRARY BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested       requested
------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Fiscal Year 2008 Operating BudgetPersonal Services.......................     $12,289,000     $12,639,000
Operations..............................       8,092,000       8,250,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      20,381,000      20,889,000
                                         ===============================
     Fiscal Year 2008 Project BudgetSidewalk Replacement, LOC Campus........         100,000         100,000
Electrical Vault Repairs................         225,000         225,000
Painting Arches, TJB....................         237,000         237,000
95 percent Filtration LOC--Phase 1 of 3.         250,000         250,000
Backflow Preventer Installation.........         250,000         250,000
Upgrade Power Data Center, JMMB.........         250,000         250,000
Life Safety Deficiencies Abatement......         390,000         390,000
Transite Panel Abatement, TJB...........         580,000         580,000
Backflow Prevention (Design)............          75,000  ..............
Stained Glass Window Repairs, TJB                200,000  ..............
 (Study)................................
Facility Conditions Assessment, TJB              700,000  ..............
 (Study)................................
Ramp/Handrails Redesign and Garage               800,000  ..............
 Waterproofing, JAB (Design)............
Return Air System Modifications, Ground          830,000         830,000
 Floor Corridors, JAB...................
Copyright Deposit Facility (Design).....       2,130,000  ..............
High Voltage Switchgear Replacement,           2,130,000  ..............
 JMMB...................................
Secured Storage Facilities, JMMB........       3,750,000  ..............
Smoke Detector Upgrades, JAB............       6,510,000  ..............
Elevator and Escalator Modernization,     ..............       2,560,000
 TJB-1 & 2, JMMB D-1 thru D-4, and ESC
 1&2 (up), LOC..........................
Minor Construction......................       2,000,000       1,500,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........      22,407,000       7,172,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Library Buildings and            42,788,000      28,061,000
       Grounds..........................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

            Capitol Police Buildings, Grounds, and Security

Appropriations, 2007....................................     $11,768,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................      18,816,000
Committee recommendation................................      15,116,000

    The Committee recommends $15,116,000 for Capitol Police 
Buildings, Grounds, and Security, which is $3,700,000 below the 
request. This account has been modified to include security 
enhancements, requested by the Capitol Police regardless of 
where they are located, as well as AOC security operations and 
the alternate computing facility.
    The following table displays the budget detail.

             CAPITOL POLICE BUILDINGS, GROUNDS AND SECURITY
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Fiscal Year 2008 Operating BudgetPersonal Services.......................      $1,418,000      $1,418,000
Operations..............................      12,698,000      12,698,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      14,116,000      14,116,000
                                         ===============================
     Fiscal Year 2008 Project BudgetChiller Replacement, ACF (Design).......         300,000  ..............
HVAC Controls Replacement, ACF (Design).         400,000  ..............
Vehicle Barriers, Independence Avenue,         2,000,000  ..............
 USCP...................................
Minor Construction......................       2,000,000       1,000,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........       4,700,000       1,000,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Capitol Police Buildings,        18,816,000      15,116,000
       Grounds & Security...............
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                             Botanic Garden

Appropriations, 2007....................................      $7,697,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................       9,707,000
Committee recommendation................................       9,363,000

    The Committee recommends $9,363,000 for salaries and 
expenses of the Botanic Garden. This is $344,000 below the 
original request level and $1,666,000 above the enacted level.
    The following table displays the budget detail.

                             BOTANIC GARDEN
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                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
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    Fiscal Year 2008 Operating BudgetPersonal Services.......................      $5,513,000      $5,513,000
Operations..............................       2,795,000       2,795,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........       8,308,000       8,308,000
                                         ===============================
     Fiscal Year 2008 Project BudgetPartnership Support.....................         344,000  ..............
Administration Building Repairs.........         200,000         200,000
Bartholdi Fountain Basin Repair and              580,000         580,000
 Basin Lighting Replacement.............
Outdoor Plantings Design for Bartholdi           275,000         275,000
 Park (Design)..........................
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........       1,399,000       1,055,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Total, Botanic Garden.............       9,707,000       9,363,000
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                         Capitol Visitor Center

Appropriations, 2007....................................      43,758,000
Budget estimate, 2008:
    CVC Project.........................................      20,000,000
    CVC Operations......................................      13,884,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total.............................................      33,884,000
Committee recommendation................................      28,753,000

    The Committee recommends a total of $28,753,000 for the 
Capitol Visitor Center, of which up to $8,500,000 may be used 
for CVC operations.
    The Capitol Visitor Center was established to improve 
security for all persons working in or visiting the U.S. 
Capitol and to enhance the educational experience of visitors.

                       Administrative Provisions

    Sec. 1201. Rosa Parks Statute. This privision authorizes 
the Architect of the Capitol to enter into agreements for the 
Rosa Parks statue.
    Sec. 1202. Inspector General. The Committee recommends a 
provision creating a statutory inspector general for the 
Architect of the Capitol. This is intended to promote integrity 
and efficiency in AOC programs, and detect and prevent fraud, 
waste, and abuse.
    Sec. 1203. Workforce Flexibility Act. This provision 
enables AOC to provide recruitment, relocation and retention 
bonuses.
    Sec. 1204. Flexible Work Schedules. This provision 
authorizes a 1-year pilot program to test flexible work 
schedules within the AOC, to aid in recruitment and retention 
and improve efficiency in certain operations.
    Sec. 1205. Travel and Transportation Expenses. This 
provision authorizes AOC to pay the travel and transportation 
expenses of new employees.
    Sec. 1207. Casualty and Other Insurance for Exhibits and 
Works of Art. This provision authorizes AOC to borrow works of 
art or exhibits from other entities and insure those items from 
loss or damage while in his care subject to the notification of 
the Committees on Appropriations, the Senate Rules Committee, 
and the House Administration Committee.
    Sec. 1208. CVC maintenance. This provision clarifies that 
the Capitol Visitor Center is considered a part of the Capitol 
Building jurisdiction for purposes of facilities maintenance.

                          LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

    The Committee recommends a total of $576,949,000 for the 
Library of Congress, an increase of $68,189,000 over the fiscal 
year 2007 level and a decrease of $84,667,000 below the 
request. Increases are provided to accommodate pay and price 
level increases. In addition to the appropriation, the Library 
estimates receipts and reimbursements of $42,723,000 funds from 
gifts and trusts totaling $20,499,000 and revolving funds 
totaling $82,453,000. Total funds available to support Library 
operations, including the Architect of the Capitol account, are 
expected to be over $750,000,000 in fiscal year 2008 under the 
Committee recommendation.
    Acquisitions.--The Committee supports the recommendations 
contained in the December 2006 Inspector General report 
regarding the Library's Collections Acquisitions Strategy. 
According to the IG, ``the Library acquires a vast quantity of 
materials, some without any clear connection to researchers' 
needs. In light of the logistical issues it faces, the Library 
should be more selective in both the quantity and usefulness of 
materials it acquires.'' The Committee agrees with the OIG's 
premise that ``the significant logistical and financial 
resources needed to acquire, process, store, preserve, and 
protect collection items dictate that the Library reevaluate 
its acquisitions policies.'' The Committee directs the Library 
to submit a report within 60 days of enactment of this act, 
detailing its plans for implementing the IG's recommendations, 
including a timeline.
    Budget Process.--The Committee continues to be concerned 
with the Library's budget development process. In particular, 
the Library has not routinely ``scrubbed'' its ``base'' budget, 
effectively set priorities, or developed a budget justification 
that presents its budget in a transparent fashion. The 
Committee recognizes improvements in the Library's strategic 
planning efforts, but believes a better job needs to be done of 
setting priorities, recognizing budgetary constraints, and 
linking the budget to performance-based metrics. The Committee 
supports the recommendations contained in the October 2006 
Inspector General report entitled ``Performance-based budgeting 
at the Library: A good start but much work remains.'' The 
Committee directs the Library to submit its action plan within 
60 days of enactment of this act to implement the IG's 
recommendations.
    To reiterate the language of the fiscal year 2006 Senate 
report, the Committee directs the Library in consultation with 
GAO to develop a budget presentation and justification package 
for the fiscal year 2009 budget cycle that clearly addresses 
rates and assumptions used in the base as well as a clear 
description for each program of what drives demand for the 
program, what the nature of the program's workload is, and what 
service or outcome each base program is intended to produce. A 
clear description of new program starts and a detailed break 
out of rates and assumptions associated with cost estimates for 
those programs including demand, workload, and outcome should 
also be provided along with a clear explanation of how each 
program relates to goals and objectives set forth in the 
Library's strategic plan. In addition all programs, projects 
and activities (including ``base'' funding) should be clearly 
displayed.
    The following table displays the Committee recommendation 
for the Library of Congress appropriations compared to the 
budget request and the fiscal year 2007 level.

  COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF NEW BUDGET (OBLIGATIONAL) AUTHORITY FOR FISCAL YEAR 2007 AND BUDGET ESTIMATES AND AMOUNTS RECOMMENDED IN THE BILL FOR FISCAL
                                                                        YEAR 2008
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                                                                                                                        Senate Committee recommendation
                                                                                                                            compared with (+ or -)
                             Item                                     2007         Budget estimate      Committee    -----------------------------------
                                                                  appropriation                      recommendation         2007
                                                                                                                        appropriation    Budget estimate
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                      LIBRARY OF CONGRESSSalaries and Expenses.........................................     $387,597,000      $467,452,000      $407,811,000      +$20,214,000      -$59,641,000
    Authority to spend receipts...............................       -6,350,000        -6,350,000        -6,350,000   ................  ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Salaries and expenses.........................      381,247,000       461,102,000       401,461,000       +20,214,000       -59,641,000
                                                               =========================================================================================
Rescission (Public Law 110-5).................................      -49,549,000
Copyright Office, salaries and expenses.......................       58,420,000        51,562,000        50,102,000        -8,318,000        -1,460,000
    Authority to spend receipts...............................      -35,758,000       -35,373,000       -45,196,000        -9,438,000        -9,823,000
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Copyright Office..............................       22,662,000        16,189,000         4,906,000       -17,756,000       -11,283,000
                                                               =========================================================================================
Congressional Research Service, salaries and expenses.........      100,786,000       108,702,000       102,892,000        +2,106,000        -5,810,000
Books for the blind and physically handicapped, salaries and         53,614,000        75,623,000        67,690,000       +14,076,000        -7,933,000
 expenses.....................................................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Library of Congress..............................      508,760,000       661,616,000       576,949,000       +68,189,000       -84,667,000
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                         Salaries and Expenses

Appropriations, 2007:
    Salaries and expenses...............................    $387,597,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................      -6,350,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................     381,247,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Budget estimate, 2008:
    Salaries and expenses...............................     467,452,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................      -6,350,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................     461,102,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Committee recommendation:
    Salaries and expenses...............................     407,811,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................      -6,350,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................     401,461,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $401,461,000 
for salaries and expenses of the Library of Congress and 
approves authority to spend receipts of $6,350,000 in fiscal 
year 2008, for a total of $407,811,000. This is $59,641,000 
below the request and $20,214,000 above the enacted level.
    The Committee's recommendation reflects revised estimates 
for payroll costs and the elimination of funding for a new 
logistics facility and lower priority activities. The Committee 
recommends $7,500,000 for the National Digital Information 
Infrastructure and Preservation Program and $7,000,000 for the 
digital collections and educational circular programs. In 
addition, $1,000,000 is recommended for the Abraham Lincoln 
Bicentennial Commission (Requested by Senator Durbin), $300,000 
is included for the digitization of the Theodore Roosevelt 
papers (Requested by Senator Dorgan), $250,000 is recommended 
for the final year of the Middle Eastern Texts Initiative at 
Brighem Young University (Requested by Senator Bennett), and 
$500,000 is included for the University of Mississippi Music 
Archives project (Requested by Senator Cochran).
    The Committee recognizes the extraordinary contribution of 
David Woodley Packard to the Library of Congress and the 
Legislative Branch in the new National Audiovisual Conservation 
Center, a gift valued at over $200,000,000. This new facility 
will open in July and will house the Library's film, video and 
recorded sound collections, totaling more than 3.9 million 
items.

                            Copyright Office


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2007:
    Salaries and expenses...............................     $58,420,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................     -35,758,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................      22,662,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Budget estimate, 2008:
    Salaries and expenses...............................      51,562,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................     -35,373,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................      16,189,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Committee recommendation:
    Salaries and expenses...............................      50,102,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................      35,196,000
    Authority to spend prior year unobligated balances..       10,000,00
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................       4,906,000

    The Committee recommends the direct appropriation of 
$4,906,000 for the Copyright Office and approves authority to 
spend receipts of $35,196,000 and prior year unobligated 
balances of $10,000,000 in fiscal year 2008, for a total of 
$50,102,000. This is $1,460,000 below the request level.
    The Committee's recommendation includes $1,000,000 to 
digitally image pre-1978 public records. This 6-year initiative 
should be clearly displayed in subsequent budget requests 
rather than becoming part of the ``base.''

                     Congressional Research Service


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2007....................................    $100,786,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................     108,702,000
Committee recommendation................................     102,892,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $102,892,000 
for the Congressional Research Service. The amount recommended 
is an increase of $2,106,000 over the fiscal year 2007 level 
and is sufficient to cover pay and inflationary increases.
    It has come to the Committee's attention that CRS has been 
holding annual management retreats at expensive off-site 
locations. In fiscal year 2006, CRS spent $64,000 on two such 
retreats. These meetings can and should be held locally, 
particularly in times of severe budget constraints. The 
Committee strongly objects to this practice and directs that it 
be discontinued.
    The Committee is also concerned that the Congressional 
Research Service often acts as if it were an independent 
agency, separate from the Library of Congress. CRS is in fact 
part of the Library of Congress, and its policies and 
procedures should reflect this fact. The Committee expects the 
management of CRS to conduct its activities in a manner 
consistent with being an entity within, not separate from, the 
Library, including the development, justification, and 
execution of its budget.

             Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2007....................................     $53,614,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................      75,623,000
Committee recommendation................................      67,690,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $67,690,000 
for salaries and expenses for Books for the Blind and 
Physically Handicapped. This is an increase of $14,076,000 over 
the fiscal year 2007 level. The Committee recommends $600,000 
for the National Federation of the Blind ``Newsline'' program 
(Requested by Senators Landrieu and Vitter) for a telephone-
based electronic audio newspaper service; and $12,500,000 for 
the Digital Talking Book project.
    The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically 
Handicapped [NLS] has been planning for the transition from 
audiocassettes to digital books for the blind and physically 
handicapped communities for over a decade. The Committee notes 
that the Library's request for funds in fiscal year 2008 is in 
response to patrons expectations, the great need to improve 
services, and the fact that cassette technology is nearing 
obsolescence. NLS, in consultation with the blind community and 
with assistance from technology experts, has designed digital 
talking book players with flash memory cartridges for 
distributing the digital talking books. The Committee fully 
supports this effort. Funding has been reduced below the 
request owing to dire budget constraints, but the Committee 
anticipates fully funding this initiative over the next several 
years.
    This appropriation supports a National Reading Program for 
blind and physically handicapped citizens. Books and magazines 
in braille and various recorded formats are produced by the 
National Library Services for the Blind and Physically 
Handicapped for distribution through a network of State and 
locally supported libraries. At present, 57 regional libraries 
in 49 States, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, 
Puerto Rico, and Guam house and circulate books and magazines 
to eligible readers. Seventy-eight subregional libraries in 17 
States assist at the local public library level; 53 libraries 
and 4 cooperating agencies distribute sound reproducers. Two 
multistate centers, under contract to the National Library 
Service, store and distribute books and other materials in 
their geographical regions. The program supports a readership 
of approximately 700,000.

                       Administrative Provisions

    Secs. 1301-1302. The Committee has included two routine 
administrative provisions carried in prior years.
    Sec. 1303. Cooperative Acquisitions Program Revolving Fund 
Audit. The Committee has included language adjusting the 
requirement for the GAO audit of this revolving fund.
    Sec. 1304. Provides authority to transfer funds between 
Library of Congress account, subject to the approval of the 
Committees on Appropriations.

                       GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE


                   Congressional Printing and Binding

Appropriations, 2007....................................     $87,954,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................     109,541,000
Committee recommendation................................      95,365,000

    The Committee recommends $95,365,000 for congressional 
printing and binding. While this is an increase of $7,411,000 
over the fiscal year 2007 level, it is $14,176,000 below the 
request. The increase is necessary to fund significant prior-
year shortfalls in congressional printing and binding as well 
as the production of the 2006 edition of the U.S. Code as 
required by law. These prior-year requirements must be funded 
or GPO could be at risk of a financial crisis in the coming 
year. In addition, the amount would accommodate payroll and 
inflationary increases.
    The following table compares the component categories 
within this account for fiscal year 2008. The Committee has not 
recommended separate amounts for each activity in order to give 
GPO the flexibility to meet changing requirements.

                                       CONGRESSIONAL PRINTING AND BINDING
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               Appropriations                      Recommended
                                                                    2007        Requested  2008        2008
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Congressional Record Program................................      $29,621,000       $27,981,000
Miscellaneous publications..................................        3,835,000         4,097,000
U.S. Code, 2006 Edition.....................................        4,828,000   ...............
Miscellaneous printing and binding..........................       18,651,000        20,009,000
Details to Congress.........................................        3,082,000         2,944,000
Document envelopes and document franks......................          883,000         1,027,000
Business and committee calendars............................        2,885,000         3,189,000
Bills, resolutions, and amendments..........................        8,367,000         8,062,000
Committee reports...........................................        4,016,000         4,051,000
Documents...................................................        1,715,000         1,347,000
Hearings....................................................       19,961,100        21,983,000
Committee prints............................................        2,446,000         1,770,000
Shortfall, estimated........................................      (12,336,000)       13,081,000
                                                             ---------------------------------------------------
      Total.................................................       87,954,100       109,541,000      $95,365,000
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                 Office of Superintendent of Documents


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2007....................................     $33,096,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................      45,613,000
Committee recommendation................................      38,231,000

    The Committee recommends $38,231,000 for salaries and 
expenses of the Office of the Superintendent of Documents. This 
is an increase of $5,135,000 over the current year and a 
decrease of $7,382,000 below the request. The increase is 
required for costs related to the distribution of the 2006 
edition of the U.S. Code, a statutory requirement which occurs 
every 6 years, as well as payroll and inflationary increases. 
Owing to budget constraints, the Committee has been unable to 
fund certain information technology improvements.
    This appropriation provides for salaries and expenses 
associated with the distribution of Government documents to 
depository and international exchange libraries, the cataloging 
and indexing of Government publications, and the distribution 
of publications authorized by law at the request of Members of 
Congress and other Government agencies.

                             revolving fund

Appropriations, 2007....................................      $1,000,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................      26,825,000
Committee recommendation................................       5,000,000

    The Committee has recommended $5,000,000 for the revolving 
fund, an increase of $4,000,000 over the current year and a 
decrease of $21,825,000 below the request. The amount 
recommended is for Release 2 of the ``Future Digital System'' 
[FDSys]. The Committee recognizes GPO is on the cusp of a major 
transformation that requires significant resources. According 
to GPO's concept of operations, FDSys will ingest, preserve, 
and provide access to the information produced by the U.S. 
Government and to the material currently in the custody of GPO 
and Federal depository libraries. The Future Digital System 
will enable GPO customers to obtain hard copy publications and 
to electronically access the content they want, and it will 
enable GPO to deliver that content in the formats its customers 
desire. Budget constraints have required the Committee to 
postpone Release 3 of FDSys, as well as other infrastructure 
initiatives requested by GPO.
    Owing to budget constraints, the Committee was unable to 
recommend funding for other important projects such as the 
replacement of GPO's 30-year old automated composition system.

                    GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE


                         Salaries and Expenses

Appropriations, 2007....................................\1\ $489,001,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................     531,263,000
Committee recommendation................................     510,320,000

\1\ Includes $374,000 in supplemental appropriations in Public Law 110-
28.

    The Committee recommends funding of $510,320,000 for 
salaries and expenses of the Government Accountability Office, 
a reduction of $12,484,000 below the request level. 
Additionally, $7,510,000 is authorized in offsetting 
collections derived from rent receipts and reimbursements for 
conducting financial audits of Government corporations, for a 
total of $517,830,000.
    The amount recommended will accommodate 3,221 full-time 
equivalent employees, as well as uncontrollable pay and price 
level increases and investments in technology improvements.
    Technology Assessment.--The Committee recommends $750,000 
and four full-time equivalent employees to establish a 
permanent technology assessment function in the Government 
Accountability Office. The Committee has decided not to 
establish a separate entity to provide independent technology 
assessment for the legislative branch owing to budget 
constraints. In addition, GAO's focus on producing quality 
reports that are professional, objective, fact-based, fair, 
balanced, and nonpartisan is consistent with the needs of an 
independent legislative branch technology assessment function. 
The Committee notes that GAO's Center for Technology and 
Engineering, which led the 2002 pilot program in technology 
assessment, is staffed by engineers and scientists with 
experience in systems engineering, software engineering, real-
time systems, computer security, cost estimation, and 
biological technologies.
    The Committee directs GAO to define an operational concept 
for this line of work, adapted from current tested processes 
and protocols. At a minimum, this capability would require: (1) 
developing and maintaining relationships with relevant 
congressional committees to facilitate the selection of 
technology assessment topics; (2) keeping congressional 
committees abreast of the results of technology assessments, 
meeting with Members and staff, and preparing testimony 
statements for relevant hearings; (3) developing and 
maintaining relationships with key external experts and 
organizations to remain informed about emerging technologies 
and potential related public policy issues; (4) developing, 
documenting, and refining processes for conducting technology 
assessments; (5) consulting with independent experts and 
conducting peer review of reports; (6) developing standards and 
procedures for issuing technology assessment reports as 
distinct from their audit products; and (7) developing metrics 
to measure the value of the technology assessment capability. 
The Committee directs GAO to report within 60 days of enactment 
of this act on its operational concept for the technology 
assessment function.

                       Administrative Provisions

    Sec. 1401. The Committee recommends language, modeled after 
the Contracts Disputes Act, authorizing a contract appeals 
board for legislative branch agencies in GAO. The creation of a 
single board will eliminate the administrative burden and 
delays associated with creating a new board each time an appeal 
involving a legislative branch agency is filed, and will 
provide predictability and consistency across the agencies in 
resolving appeals of claims arising under their contracts.
    Sec. 1402. The Committee has included language, recommended 
by GAO, repealing or modifying a number of congressional 
mandates for GAO audits and reports. Most of the mandates 
impose recurring requirements on GAO, and no longer yield 
valuable findings. This work consumes resources that could be 
applied to GAO work of higher priority to the Congress.

                OPEN WORLD LEADERSHIP CENTER TRUST FUND

Appropriations, 2007....................................     $13,860,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................      14,400,000
Committee recommendation................................      13,500,000

    The Committee recommends $13,500,000 as a payment to the 
Open World Leadership Center Trust Fund. The Center for Russian 
Leadership Development was established on December 21, 2000 
(Public Law 106-554) as a legislative branch entity. The Fiscal 
Year 2003 Consolidated Appropriation Resolution (Public Law 
108-7) carried legislation (section 1401) changing the name to 
the Open World Leadership Center and expanding the mission of 
the program to include Newly Independent States of the former 
Soviet Union including the Baltic States. The mission of the 
Center is to enable emerging political leaders of Russia and 
Newly Independent States at all levels of government to gain 
significant, first-hand exposure to the American free market 
economic system and the operation of American democratic 
institutions through visits to comparable governments and 
communities in the United States.

   JOHN C. STENNIS CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

Appropriations, 2007....................................        $430,000
Budget estimate, 2008...................................         430,000
Committee recommendation................................         430,000

    The John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Training and 
Development was created by Congress in 1988. The mandate of the 
Center is to promote and strengthen public service. The 
Committee recommends the budget request of $430,000 as 
authorized by 2 U.S.C. 1105, for the Center's congressional 
staff training and development programs.

                                TITLE II

                           GENERAL PROVISIONS

    Included are several routine general provisions carried 
annually in the bill (secs. 201-208), as follows:
    Section 201 bans the use of appropriated funds for service 
and maintenance of private vehicles, except under such 
regulations as may be promulgated by the House Administration 
Committee and the Senate Rules and Administration Committee, 
respectively.
    Section 202 limits the availability for obligation of 
appropriations to the fiscal year for which it is expressly 
provided in the bill accompanying this report.
    Section 203 provides that any pay rate and title 
designation for a staff position created in this act, and not 
specifically established by the Legislative Pay Act of 1929, is 
to be made permanent law by this act. Further, any pay rate and 
title change for a position provided for in the 1929 Act is to 
be made permanent law by this act and any changes in the 
official expenses of Members, officers, and committees, and in 
the clerk hire of the House and Senate are to be made permanent 
law by this act.
    Section 204 bans the use of funds for contracts unless such 
contracts are matters of public record and are available for 
public inspection.
    Section 205 appropriates such sums as may be necessary for 
the payment of settlements and awards pursuant to Public Law 
104-1.
    Section 206 authorizes legislative branch entities 
participating in the Legislative Branch Financial Managers 
Council [LBFMC] to finance the costs of the LBFMC.
    Section 207 pertains to the House.
    Section 208 prohibits unauthorized transfers of funds to 
other agencies.

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

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

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

    Pursuant to paragraph 7(c) of rule XXVI, on June 21, 2007, 
the Committee ordered reported en bloc: an original bill making 
appropriations for the Department of the Interior, environment 
and related agencies for the fiscal year ending September 30, 
2008, and authorized the chairman of the Committee or the 
chairman of the subcommittee to offer the text of the Senate 
bill as a Committee amendment in the nature of a substitute to 
the House companion measure; and an original bill (S. 1686) 
making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2008, and for other purposes, and 
authorized the chairman of the Committee or the chairman of the 
Legislative Branch subcommittee to offer the substance of the 
original bill, plus House items as passed by the House, as a 
Committee amendment in the nature of a substitute to the House 
companion measure; with each bill subject to amendment and 
subject to the budget allocations, by a recorded vote of 29-0, 
a quorum being present. The vote was as follows:
        Yeas                          Nays
Chairman Byrd
Mr. Inouye
Mr. Leahy
Mr. Harkin
Ms. Mikulski
Mr. Kohl
Mrs. Murray
Mr. Dorgan
Mrs. Feinstein
Mr. Durbin
Mr. Johnson
Ms. Landrieu
Mr. Reed
Mr. Lautenberg
Mr. Nelson
Mr. Cochran
Mr. Stevens
Mr. Specter
Mr. Domenici
Mr. Bond
Mr. McConnell
Mr. Shelby
Mr. Gregg
Mr. Bennett
Mr. Craig
Mrs. Hutchison
Mr. Brownback
Mr. Allard
Mr. Alexander

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

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

TITLE 2--THE CONGRESS

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CHAPTER 3--COMPENSATION AND ALLOWANCES OF MEMBERS

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Sec. 32b. Expense allowance of President pro tempore of Senate; methods 
                    of payment; taxability

    Effective with fiscal year 1978 and each fiscal year 
thereafter, there is hereby authorized an expense allowance for 
the President Pro Tempore which shall not exceed $40,000 each 
fiscal year. The President Pro Tempore may receive the expense 
allowance (1) as reimbursement for actual expenses incurred 
upon certification and documentation of such expenses by the 
President Pro Tempore, or (2) in equal monthly payments. Such 
amounts paid to the President Pro Tempore as reimbursement of 
actual expenses incurred upon certification and documentation 
pursuant to this provision, shall not be reported as income, 
and the expenses so reimbursed shall not be allowed as a 
deduction, under title 26.

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                    EFFECTIVE DATE OF 2003 AMENDMENT

    Amendment by Pub. L. 108-7 applicable to fiscal year 2003 
and each fiscal year thereafter, see section 1(f) of Pub. L. 
108-7, set out as a note under section 31a-1 of this title.

       OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE EMERITUS OF THE SENATE

    Pub. L. 108-7, div. H, title I, Sec. 7, Feb. 20, 2003, 117 
Stat. 350, as amended by Pub. L. 108-447, div. G, title I, 
Secs. 4, 13(b), Dec. 8, 2004, 118 Stat. 3169, 3171, provided 
that:

    ``(a) * * *

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    ``(e) Effective Date.--This section shall take effect on 
the date of enactment of this Act and shall apply only with 
respect to the 108th Congress [and the 109th Congress], the 
109th Congress, and the 110th Congress.''

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       CHAPTER 4--OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES OF SENATE AND HOUSE OF 
REPRESENTATIVES

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Sec. 61-1. Gross rate of compensation of employees paid by Secretary of 
                    Senate

(a) Annual rate; certification

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(e) Gross rate of compensation of employee of committee of 
        Senate employed by joint committee, select committee, 
        or standing committee

    (1), (2) Repealed. Pub. L. 96-304, title I, Sec. 112(b)(1), 
July 8, 1980, 94 Stat. 892.
    [(3) No employee of a committee of the Senate shall be paid 
at a gross rate in excess of $160,164, in case of an employee 
of a joint committee the expenses of which are paid from the 
contingent fund of the Senate, $160,659, in case of an employee 
of a select committee (including the conference majority and 
conference minority of the Senate), or $162,515, in case of an 
employee of any standing committee (including the majority and 
minority policy committees) of the Senate. For the purpose of 
this paragraph, an employee of a subcommittee shall be 
considered to be an employee of the full committee.]
            (3)(A) In this paragraph--
                    (i) the term ``committee of the Senate'' 
                means--
                            (I) any standing committee 
                        (including the majority and minority 
                        policy committees) of the Senate;
                            (II) any select committee 
                        (including the conference majority and 
                        conference minority of the Senate); or
                            (III) any joint committee the 
                        expenses of which are paid from the 
                        contingent fund of the Senate; and
                    (ii) an employee of a subcommittee shall be 
                considered to be an employee of the full 
                committee.
            (B) Subject to adjustment as provided by law, no 
        employee of a committee of the Senate shall be paid at 
        a per annum gross rate in excess of $162,515.

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Sec. 69a. Orientation seminars, etc., for new Senators, Senate 
                    officials, or members of staffs of Senators or 
                    Senate officials; payment of expenses

    Effective July 1, 1979, there is authorized an expense 
allowance for the Office of the Secretary of the Senate and the 
Office of Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate which 
shall not exceed [$25,000] $30,000 each fiscal year for each 
such office. Payments made under this section shall be 
reimbursements only for actual expenses (including meals and 
food-related expenses) incurred in the course of conducting 
orientation seminars for Senators, Senate officials, or members 
of the staffs of Senators or Senate officials and other similar 
meetings, in the Capitol Building or the Senate Office 
Buildings. Such payments shall be made upon certification and 
documentation of such expenses by the Secretary and Sergeant at 
Arms, respectively, and shall be made out of the contingent 
fund of the Senate upon vouchers signed by the Secretary and 
the Sergeant at Arms, respectively. Amounts received as 
reimbursement of such expenses shall not be reported as income, 
and the expenses so reimbursed shall not be allowed as a 
deduction, under title 26.

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CHAPTER 5--LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

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Sec. 167. Buildings and grounds; designation of employees as police

    [The Librarian of Congress may designate employees of the 
Library of Congress as police for duty with respect to the 
Library of Congress buildings and adjacent streets. The rank 
structure and pay for employees so designated shall be the same 
as the rank structure and pay for the Capitol Police.]

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[Sec. 167a. Public use of Library of Congress grounds

    [Public travel in and occupancy of the Library of Congress 
grounds is restricted to the sidewalks and other paved 
surfaces.]

[Sec. 167b. Sales, advertisements, and solicitations in Library 
                    buildings and grounds

    [It shall be unlawful to offer or expose any article for 
sale in the Library of Congress buildings or grounds; to 
display any sign, placard, or other form of advertisement 
therein; or to solicit fares, alms, subscriptions, or 
contributions therein.]

[Sec. 167c. Injuries to Library property

    [It shall be unlawful to step or climb upon, remove, or in 
any way injure any statue, seat, wall fountain, or other 
erection or achitectural feature, or any tree, shrub, plant, or 
turf in the Library of Congress buildings or grounds.]

[Sec. 167d. Firearms or fireworks; speeches; objectionable language in 
                    Library buildings and grounds

    [It shall be unlawful to discharge any firearm, firework or 
explosive, set fire to any combustible, make any harangue or 
oration, or utter loud, threatening, or abusive language in the 
Library of Congress buildings or grounds.]

[Sec. 167e. Parades, assemblages or display of flags in Library 
                    buildings and grounds

    [It shall be unlawful to parade, stand, or move in 
processions or assemblages in the Library of Congress buildings 
or grounds, or to display therein any flag, banner, or device 
designed or adapted tobring into public notice any party, 
organization, or movement.]

[Sec. 167f. Regulations for Library buildings and grounds; publication; 
                    effective date

    [(a) In addition to the restrictions and requirements 
specified in sections 2 to 6, inclusive, of this Act, the 
Librarian of Congress may prescribe such regulations as may be 
deemed necessary for the adequate protection of the Library of 
Congress buildings and grounds and of persons and property 
therein, and for the maintenance of suitable order and decorum 
within the Library of Congress buildings and grounds.]

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[Sec. 167g. Prosecution and punishment of offenses in Library buildings 
                    and grounds

    [Whoever violates any provision of sections 167a to 167e of 
this title, or of any regulation prescribed under section 167f 
of this title, commits a Class B misdemeanor, prosecution for 
such offenses to be had in the Superior Court of the District 
of Columbia upon information by the United States attorney or 
any of his assistants: Provided, That in any case where, in the 
commission of any such offense, public property is damaged in 
an amount exceeding $100, the person commits a Class D felony.]

[Sec. 167h. Jurisdiction of police within Library buildings, grounds, 
                    and adjacent streets

    [The police provided for in section 167 of this title shall 
have the power, within the Library of Congress buildings and 
grounds and adjacent streets, to enforce and make arrests for 
violations of any provision of sections 167a to 167e of this 
title, of any regulation prescribed under section 167f of this 
title, or of any law of the United States, any law of the 
District of Columbia, or of any State, or any regulation 
promulgated pursuant thereto: Provided, That the Metropolitan 
Police force of the District of Columbia are authorized to make 
arrests within the Library of Congress buildings and grounds 
for any violations of any such laws or regulations, but such 
authority shall not be construed as authorizing the 
Metropolitan Police force, except with the consent or upon the 
request of the Librarian of Congress or his assistants, to 
enter the Library of Congress buildings to make arrests in 
response to complaints or to serve warrants or to patrol the 
Library of Congress buildings or grounds.]

Sec. 167i. Suspension of prohibitions against use of Library buildings 
                    and grounds

    In order to permit the observance of authorized ceremonies 
within the Library of Congress buildings and grounds, the 
Librarian of Congress may suspend for such occasions so much of 
the prohibitions contained in sections [2 to 6, inclusive, of 
this Act] 5103 and 5104 of title 40, United States Code, as may 
be necessary for the occasion, but only if responsible officers 
shall have been appointed, and arrangements determined which 
are adequate, in the judgment of the Librarian, for the 
maintenance of suitable order and decorum in the proceedings, 
and for the protection of the Library buildings and grounds and 
of persons and property therein.

Sec. 167j. Area comprising Library of Congress grounds; ``buildings and 
                    grounds'' defined

    (a) [For the purposes of this Act the] The Library of 
Congress grounds shall be held to extend to the line of the 
face of the east curb of First Street Southeast, between B 
Street Southeast and East Capitol Street; to the line of the 
face of the south curb of East Capitol Street, between First 
Street Southeast and Second Street Southeast; to the line of 
the face of the west curb of Second Street Southeast, between 
East Capitol Street and B Street Southeast; to the line of the 
face of the north curb of B Street Southeast, between First 
Street Southeast and Second Street Southeast; and to the line 
of the face of the east curb of Second Street Southeast, 
between Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast and the north side of the 
alley separating the Library Annex Building and the Folger 
Shakespeare Library; to the line of the north side of the same 
alley, between Second Street Southeast and Third Street 
Southeast; to the line of the face of the west curb of Third 
Street Southeast, between the north side of the same alley and 
B Street Southeast; to the line of the face of the north curb 
of B Street Southeast, between Third Street Southeast and 
Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast; to the line of the face of the 
northeast curb of Pennsylvania Avenue Southeast, between B 
Street Southeast and Second Street Southeast.
    (b) [For the purposes of this Act, the] The term ``Library 
of Congress buildings and grounds'' shall include (1) the whole 
or any part of any building or structure which is occupied 
under lease or otherwise by the Library of Congress and is 
subject to supervision and control by the Librarian of 
Congress, (2) the land upon which there is situated any 
building or structure which is occupied wholly by the Library 
of Congress, and (3) any subway or enclosed passageway 
connecting two or more buildings or structures occupied in 
whole or in part by the Library of Congress.
    (c) [For the purposes of this Act, the] The term ``Library 
of Congress buildings and grounds'' shall include (1) all real 
property in lot 51 in square 869 in the District of Columbia, 
as that lot appears on the records in the office of the 
Surveyor of the District of Columbia on August 1, 1990, 
extending to the outer face of the curbs of the square in which 
it is located and including all alleys or parts of alleys and 
streets within the lot lines and curb lines surrounding such 
real property, and (2) improvements to such real property.
    (d) [For the purposes of this Act, the] The term ``Library 
of Congress buildings and grounds'' shall include the following 
property:

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Sec. 182. Cooperative Acquisitions Program Revolving Fund

(a) * * *

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[(e) Annual report

    [Not later than March 31 of each year, the Librarian of 
Congress shall prepare and submit to Congress an audited 
financial statement for the revolving fund for the preceding 
fiscal year. The audit shall be conducted in accordance with 
Government Auditing Standards for financial audits issued by 
the Comptroller General of the United States.]
    (e) Audit.--The revolving fund shall be subject to audit by 
the Comptroller General at the Comptroller General's 
discretion.

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CHAPTER 22B--HUNGER FELLOWSHIP PROGRAM

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Sec. 1161. Hunger fellowship program

(a) Short title; findings

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(f) Expenditures; audits

    (1) In general

    The Secretary of the Treasury shall transfer to the program 
from the amounts described in subsection (e)(3) of this section 
and subsection (g)(3)(A) of this section such sums as the Board 
determines are necessary to enable the program to carry out the 
provisions of this section.

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    (4) Audit by GAO

            (A) In general

                    The Comptroller General of the United 
                States [shall] may conduct an [annual] audit of 
                the accounts of the program.

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CHAPTER 24--CONGRESSIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY

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SUBCHAPTER III--OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE

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Sec. 1382. Officers, staff, and other personnel

(a) Executive Director

    (1) Appointment and removal

            (A) In general

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            (C) Disqualifications

                    The disqualifications in section 1381(d)(2) 
                of this title shall apply to the appointment of 
                the Executive Director, except that an 
                individual shall not be disqualified for 
                appointment to the office of Executive Director 
                solely by reason of service as an officer or 
                employee of the Office during the 4-year period 
                described under section 301(d)(2)(B).

    [(2) Compensation

            [The Chair may fix the compensation of the 
        Executive Director. The rate of pay for the Executive 
        Director may not exceed the annual rate of basic pay 
        prescribed for level V of the Executive Schedule under 
        section 5316 of title 5.

    [(3) Term

            [The term of office of the Executive Director shall 
        be a single term of 5 years, except that the first 
        Executive Director shall have a single term of 7 
        years.]
            (2) Compensation.--
                    (A) Authority to fix compensation.--The 
                Chair may fix the compensation of the Executive 
                Director.
                    (B) Limitation.--The rate of pay for the 
                Executive Director may not exceed the lesser 
                of--
                            (i) the highest annual rate of 
                        compensation of any officer of the 
                        Senate; or
                            (ii) the highest annual rate of 
                        compensation of any officer of the 
                        House of Representatives.
            (3) Term.--The term of office of the Executive 
        Director shall be 5 years. An individual may be 
        appointed to more than 1 term.

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(c) General Counsel

    (1) In general

    The Chair, subject to the approval of the Board, shall 
appoint a General Counsel. Selection and appointment of the 
General Counsel shall be without regard to political 
affiliation and solely on the basis of fitness to perform the 
duties of the Office. The disqualifications in section 
1381(d)(2) of this title shall apply to the appointment of a 
General Counsel, except that an individual shall not be 
disqualified for appointment to the office of General Counsel 
solely by reason of service as an officer or employee of the 
Office during the 4-year period described under section 
301(d)(2)(B).

    [(2) Compensation

            [The Chair may fix the compensation of the General 
        Counsel. The rate of pay for the General Counsel may 
        not exceed the annual rate of basic pay prescribed for 
        level V of the Executive Schedule under section 5316 of 
        title 5.]

            (2) Compensation.--
                    (A) Authority to fix compensation.--The 
                Chair may fix the compensation of the General 
                Counsel.
                    (B) Limitation.--The rate of pay for the 
                General Counsel may not exceed the lesser of--
                            (i) the highest annual rate of 
                        compensation of any officer of the 
                        Senate; or
                            (ii) the highest annual rate of 
                        compensation of any officer of the 
                        House of Representatives.

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            [(5) Term
                    [The term of office of the General Counsel 
                shall be a single term of 5 years.]
            (5) Term.--The term of office of the General 
        Counsel shall be 5 years. An individual may be 
        appointed to more than 1 term.

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(e) Detailed personnel

    The Executive Director may, with the prior consent of the 
department or agency of the Federal Government concerned, use 
on a reimbursable or nonreimbursable basis the services of 
personnel of any such department or agency, including the 
services of members or personnel of the [General Accounting 
Office] Government Accountability Office Personnel Appeals 
Board.

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CHAPTER 29--CAPITOL POLICE

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SUBCHAPTER I--ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION

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Part A--General

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Sec. 1901. Establishment; officer appointments

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TRANSFER OF LIBRARY OF CONGRESS POLICE TO CAPITOL POLICE

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    Pub. L. 108-7, div. H, title I, Sec. 1015, Feb. 20, 2003, 
117 Stat. 362, provided that:

    ``(a) * * *
            ``(1) * * *

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            ``(2) Effect on personnel.--
                    ``(A) Annual and sick leave.--Any annual or 
                sick leave to the credit of an individual 
                transferred under paragraph (1) shall be 
                transferred to the credit of that individual as 
                an employee of the United States Capitol 
                Police.
                    [``(B) Service performed for retirement 
                purposes.--For those Library of Congress Police 
                employees transferred under paragraph (1)(A), 
                any period of service performed by a Library of 
                Congress Police employee shall be deemed to be 
                service performed as a member of the United 
                States Capitol Police for purposes of chapters 
                83 and 84 of title 5, United States Code.]

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SUBCHAPTER II--POWERS AND DUTIES

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Sec. 1961. Policing of Capitol Buildings and Grounds

    (a) The Capitol Police shall police the United States 
Capitol Buildings and Grounds under the direction of the 
Capitol Police Board, consisting of the Sergeant at Arms of the 
United States Senate, the Sergeant at Arms of the House of 
Representatives, and the Architect of the Capitol, and shall 
have the power to enforce the provisions of this section, 
sections 1922, 1966, 1967, and 1969 of this title (and 
regulations promulgated under section 1969 of this title), and 
chapter 51 of title 40, and to make arrests within the United 
States Capitol Buildings and Grounds for any violations of any 
law of the United States, of the District of Columbia, or of 
any State, or any regulation promulgated pursuant thereto: 
Provided, That for the fiscal year for which appropriations are 
made by this Act the Capitol Police shall have the additional 
authority to make arrests within the District of Columbia for 
crimes of violence, as defined in section 16 of title 18, 
committed within the Capitol Buildings and Grounds and shall 
have the additional authority to make arrests, without a 
warrant, for crimes of violence, as defined in section 16 of 
title 18, committed in the presence of any member of the 
Capitol Police performing official duties: Provided further, 
That the Metropolitan Police force of the District of Columbia 
are authorized to make arrests within the United States Capitol 
Buildings and Grounds for any violation of any such laws or 
regulations, but such authority shall not be construed as 
authorizing the Metropolitan Police force, except with the 
consent or upon the request of the Capitol Police Board, to 
enter such buildings to make arrests in response to complaints 
or to serve warrants or to patrol the United States Capitol 
Buildings and Grounds. For the purpose of this section, the 
word ``grounds'' shall include the House Office Buildings 
parking areas and that part or parts of property which have 
been or hereafter are acquired in the District of Columbia by 
the Architect of the Capitol, or by an officer of the Senate or 
the House, by lease, purchase, intergovernment transfer, or 
otherwise, for the use of the Senate, the House, or the 
Architect of the Capitol.

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    (c) * * *
    (d) For purposes of this section, ``United States Capitol 
Buildings and Grounds'' shall include the Library of Congress 
buildings and grounds described under section 11 of the Act 
entitled ``An Act relating to the policing of the buildings of 
the Library of Congress'', approved August 4, 1950 (2 U.S.C. 
167j), except that in a case of buildings or grounds not 
located in the District of Columbia, the authority granted to 
the Metropolitan Police Force of the District of Columbia shall 
be granted to any police force within whose jurisdiction the 
buildings or grounds are located.

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CHAPTER 30--OPERATION AND MAINTENANCE OF CAPITOL COMPLEX

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SUBCHAPTER V--HISTORICAL PRESERVATION AND FINE ARTS

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Part B--Senate Commission on Art

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Sec. 2107. Conservation, restoration, replication, or replacement of 
                    items in United States Senate Collection

(a) Use of moneys in Senate contingent fund

    Effective with the fiscal year ending September 30, [2007] 
2008, and each fiscal year thereafter, subject to the approval 
of the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate, any 
unexpended and unobligated funds in the appropriation account 
for the ``Secretary of the Senate'' within the contingent fund 
of the Senate which have not been withdrawn in accordance with 
section 102a of this title, shall be available for the expenses 
incurred, without regard to the fiscal year in which incurred, 
for the purchase of art and historical objects for the United 
States Senate Collection, for exhibits and public education 
relating to the United States Senate Collection, for 
administrative and transitional expenses of the Senate 
Commission on Art, and for the conservation, restoration, and 
replication or replacement, in whole or in part, of works of 
art, historical objects, documents, or material relating to 
historical matters for placement or exhibition within the 
Senate wing of the United States Capitol, any Senate Office 
Building, or any room, corridor, or other space therein. In the 
case of replication or replacement of such works, objects, 
documents, or material, the funds available under this 
subsection shall be available for any such works, objects, 
documents, or material previously contained within the Senate 
wing of the Capitol, or a work, object, document, or material 
historically accurate.

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Part D--Miscellaneous

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Sec. 2131a. Eligibility for placement of statues in National Statuary 
                    Hall

(a) Eligibility

    No statue of any individual may be placed in National 
Statuary Hall until after the expiration of the 10-year period 
which begins on the date of the individual's death.

(b) Exceptions

    Subsection (a) of this section does not apply with respect 
to--
            (1) the statue obtained and placed in National 
        Statuary Hall under this Act; or
            (2) any statue provided and furnished by a State 
        under section 2131 of this title or any replacement 
        statue provided by a State under section 2132 of this 
        title.

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                           REFERENCES IN TEXT

    This Act, referred to in subsec. (b)(1), is Pub. L. 109-
116, Dec. 1, 2005, 119 Stat. 2524, which enacted this section 
and provisions set out as a note under this section. For 
complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.

      PLACEMENT OF STATUE OF ROSA PARKS IN NATIONAL STATUARY HALL

    Pub. L. 109-116, Sec. 1, Dec. 1, 2005, 119 Stat. 2524, 
provided that:
    ``(a) Obtaining Statue.--Not later than 2 years after the 
date of the enactment of this Act, the Joint Committee on the 
Library shall enter into an agreement to obtain a statue of 
Rosa Parks, under such terms and conditions as the Joint 
Committee considers appropriate consistent with applicable law. 
The Joint Committee may authorize the Architect of the Capitol 
to enter into the agreement required under this subsection on 
its behalf, under such terms and conditions as the Joint 
Committee may require.
    ``(b) Placement.--The Joint Committee shall place the 
statue obtained under subsection (a) in the United States 
Capitol in a suitable permanent location in National Statuary 
Hall.''

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TITLE 5--GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION AND EMPLOYEES

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PART III--EMPLOYEES

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Subpart D--Pay and Allowances

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CHAPTER 57--TRAVEL, TRANSPORTATION, AND SUBSISTENCE

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  SUBCHAPTER II--TRAVEL AND TRANSPORTATION EXPENSES; NEW APPOINTEES, 
              STUDENT TRAINEES, AND TRANSFERRED EMPLOYEES


Sec. 5721. Definitions

    For the purpose of this subchapter--
            (1) ``agency'' means--
                    (A) * * *

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                    (G) the Architect of the Capitol;
                    [(G)] (H) the Government Printing Office; 
                and
                    [(H)] (I) the government of the District of 
                Columbia;

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SUBCHAPTER IV--MISCELLANEOUS PROVISIONS

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Sec. 5753. Recruitment and relocation bonuses

(a)(1) This section may be applied to--

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(g) The Office may prescribe regulations to carry out this 
        section, including regulations relating to the 
        repayment of a bonus under this section in appropriate 
        circumstances when the agreed-upon service period has 
        not been completed.

    (h) With regard to the application of this section to 
employees of the Office of the Architect of the Capitol and the 
Botanic Garden, the authorities and reporting responsibilities 
of the Office of Personnel Management shall be exercised by the 
Architect of the Capitol.

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Sec. 5754. Retention bonuses

(a)(1) This section may be applied to--

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(h) The Office may prescribe regulations to carry out this 
        section.

    (i) With regard to the application of this section to 
employees of the Office of the Architect of the Capitol and the 
Botanic Garden, the authorities and reporting responsibilities 
of the Office of Personnel Management shall be exercised by the 
Architect of the Capitol.

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TITLE 8--ALIENS AND NATIONALITY

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CHAPTER 12--IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY

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SUBCHAPTER II--IMMIGRATION

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Part V--Adjustment and Change of Status

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Sec. 1255. Adjustment of status of nonimmigrant to that of person 
                    admitted for permanent residence

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           ADJUSTMENT OF STATUS OF CERTAIN HAITIAN NATIONALS

    Pub. L. 105-277, div. A, Sec. 101(h) [title IX, Sec. 902], 
Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2681-480, 2681-538; as amended by Pub. 
L. 106-386, div. B, title V, Sec. 1511(a), Oct. 28, 2000, 114 
Stat. 1532; Pub. L. 106-554, Sec. 1(a)(4) [div. B, title XV, 
Sec. 1505(b)(1)], Dec. 21, 2000, 114 Stat. 2763, 2763A-326; 
Pub. L. 109-162, title VIII, Sec. 824(a), Jan. 5, 2006, 119 
Stat. 3063, provided that:
    [``(a) Adjustment of Status.--

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    [``(k) Not later than 6 months after the date of the 
enactment of this Act [Oct. 21, 1998], and every 6 months 
thereafter (until all applications for adjustment of status 
under this section have been finally adjudicated), the 
Comptroller General of the United States shall submit to the 
Committees on the Judiciary and the Committees on 
Appropriations of the United States House of Representatives 
and the United States Senate a report containing the following:
            [``(1)(A) The number of aliens who applied for 
        adjustment of status under subsection (a), including a 
        breakdown specifying the number of such applicants who 
        are described in subparagraph (A), (B), or (C) of 
        subsection (b)(1), respectively.
            [``(B) The number of aliens described in 
        subparagraph (A) whose status was adjusted under this 
        section, including a breakdown described in the 
        subparagraph.
            [``(2)(A) The number of aliens who applied for 
        adjustment of status under subsection (d), including a 
        breakdown specifying the number of such applicants who 
        are sponsors, children, or unmarried sons or daughters 
        described in such subsection, respectively.
            [``(B) The number of aliens described in 
        subparagraph (A) whose status was adjusted under this 
        section, including a breakdown described in the 
        subparagraph.'']

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     TITLE 36--PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES, CEREMONIES, AND 
ORGANIZATIONS

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


Subtitle I--Patriotic and National Observances and Ceremonies

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


Part A--Observances and Ceremonies

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


CHAPTER 1--PATRIOTIC AND NATIONAL OBSERVANCES

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


                     NATIONAL MOMENT OF REMEMBRANCE

    Pub. L. 106-579, Dec. 28, 2000, 114 Stat. 3078, provided 
that:

[``SEC. 11. AUDIT OF FINANCIAL TRANSACTIONS.

    [``(a) In General.--The Comptroller General of the United 
States shall audit, on an annual basis, the financial 
transactions of the Commission (including financial 
transactions involving donated funds) in accordance with 
generally accepted auditing standards.
    [``(b) Access.--The Commission shall ensure that the 
Comptroller General, in conducting an audit under this section, 
has--
            [``(1) access to all books, accounts, financial 
        records, reports, files, and other papers, items, or 
        property in use by the Commission, as necessary to 
        facilitate the audit; and
            [``(2) full ability to verify the financial 
        transactions of the Commission, including access to any 
        financial records or securities held for the Commission 
        by depositories, fiscal agents, or custodians.]

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TITLE 40--PUBLIC BUILDINGS, PROPERTY, AND WORKS

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


SUBTITLE II--PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND WORKS

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


Part B--United States Capitol

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


CHAPTER 51--UNITED STATES CAPITOL BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


Sec. 5101. Definition

    In this chapter, the term ``Capitol Buildings'' means the 
United States Capitol, the Senate and House Office Buildings 
and garages, the Capitol Power Plant, all buildings on the real 
property described under section 5102(c) (including the 
Administrative Building of the United States Botanic Garden), 
all buildings on the real property described under section 
5102(d), all subways and enclosed passages connecting two or 
more of those structures, and the real property underlying and 
enclosed by any of those structures.

Sec. 5102. Legal description and jurisdiction of United States Capitol 
                    Grounds

    (a) Legal Description. * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    (c) * * *
    (d) Library of Congress Buildings and Grounds.--
            (1) In general.--Except as provided under paragraph 
        (2), the United States Capitol Grounds shall include 
        the Library of Congress grounds described under section 
        11 of the Act entitled ``An Act relating to the 
        policing of the buildings of the Library of Congress'', 
        approved August 4, 1950 (2 U.S.C. 167j).
            (2) Authority of librarian of congress.--
        Notwithstanding subsections (a) and (b), the Librarian 
        of Congress shall retain authority over the Library of 
        Congress buildings and grounds in accordance with 
        section 1 of the Act of June 29, 1922 (2 U.S.C. 141; 42 
        Stat. 715).
    (d) Library of Congress Buildings and Grounds.--
            (1) In general.--Except as provided under paragraph 
        (2), the United States Capitol Grounds shall include 
        the Library of Congress grounds described under section 
        11 of the Act entitled ``An Act relating to the 
        policing of the buildings of the Library of Congress'', 
        approved August 4, 1950 (2 U.S.C. 167j).
            (2) Authority of librarian of congress.--
        Notwithstanding subsections (a) and (b), the Librarian 
        of Congress shall retain authority over the Library of 
        Congress buildings and grounds in accordance with 
        section 1 of the Act of June 29, 1922 (2 U.S.C. 141; 42 
        Stat. 715).

Sec. 5104. Unlawful activities

    (a) * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    (e) * * *
            (1) * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

            (2) Violent entry and disorderly conduct.--An 
        individual or group of individuals may not willfully 
        and knowingly--
                    (A) enter or remain on the floor of either 
                House of Congress or in any cloakroom or lobby 
                adjacent to that floor, in the Rayburn Room of 
                the House of Representatives, or in the Marble 
                Room of the Senate, unless authorized to do so 
                pursuant to rules adopted, or an authorization 
                given, by that House;
                    (B) enter or remain in the gallery of 
                either House of Congress in violation of rules 
                governing admission to the gallery adopted by 
                that House or pursuant to an authorization 
                given by that House;
                    [(C) with the intent to disrupt the orderly 
                conduct of official business, enter or remain 
                in a room in any of the Capitol Buildings set 
                aside or designated for the use of either House 
                of Congress or a Member, committee, officer, or 
                employee of Congress or either House of 
                Congress;]
                    (C) with the intent to disrupt the orderly 
                conduct of official business, enter or remain 
                in a room in any of the Capitol Buildings set 
                aside or designated for the use of--
                            (i) either House of Congress or a 
                        Member, committee, officer, or employee 
                        of Congress, or either House of 
                        Congress; or
                            (ii) the Library of Congress.

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TITLE 42--THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *



CHAPTER 7--SOCIAL SECURITY

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *



SUBCHAPTER XVIII--HEALTH INSURANCE FOR AGED AND DISABLED

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *



                    Part E--Miscellaneous Provisions


Sec. 1395ss. Certification of medicare supplemental health insurance 
                    policies

(a) Submission of policy by insurer

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

(r) Required ratio of aggregate benefits to aggregate premiums

    (1) A medicare supplemental policy may not be issued or 
renewed (or otherwise provide coverage after the date described 
in subsection (p)(1)(C) of this section) in any State unless--

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    (5)[(A) The Comptroller General shall periodically, not 
less often than once every 3 years,] The Secretary may perform 
audits with respect to the compliance of medicare supplemental 
policies with the loss ratio requirements of this subsection 
and shall report the results of such audits to the State 
involved [and to the Secretary].
    [(B) The Secretary may independently perform such 
compliance audits.]

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


CHAPTER 23--DEVELOPMENT AND CONTROL OF ATOMIC ENERGY

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *



DIVISION A--ATOMIC ENERGY

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


SUBCHAPTER XIII--GENERAL AUTHORITY OF COMMISSION

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *



RADIATION EXPOSURE COMPENSATION

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


[``SEC. 14. GAO REPORTS.

    [``(a) In General.--Not later than 18 months after the date 
of enactment of the Radiation Exposure Compensation Act 
Amendments of 2000, and every 18 months thereafter, the 
Government Accountability Office shall submit a report to 
Congress containing a detailed accounting of the administration 
of this Act by the Department of Justice.
    [``(b) Contents.--Each report submitted under this section 
shall include an analysis of--
            [``(1) claims, awards, and administrative costs 
        under this Act; and
            [``(2) the budget of the Department of Justice 
        relating to this Act.'']

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DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 1999, PUBLIC LAW 106-113

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *



TITLE V--INTERNATIONAL DEBT RELIEF

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *



SEC. 504. ADDITIONAL PROVISIONS.

            (a) * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    [(e) Annual Report by GAO on Consistency of IMF Practices 
With Statutory Policies.--The Comptroller General of the United 
States shall annually prepare and submit to the Congress of the 
United States a written report on the extent to which the 
practices of the International Monetary Fund are consistent 
with the policies of the United States, as expressly contained 
in Federal law applicable to the International Monetary Fund.]

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


CONSOLIDATED APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2001, PUBLIC LAW 106-554

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *



                         APPENDIX B--H.R. 5657

That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in 
the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the Legislative 
Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001, and for 
other purposes, namely:

                   TITLE I--CONGRESSIONAL OPERATIONS


SENATE

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TITLE III--GENERAL PROVISIONS

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


    [Sec. 314. Review of Proposed Changes to Export Thresholds 
for Computers. Not more than 50 days after the date of the 
submission of the report referred to in subsection (d) of 
section 1211 of the National Defense Authorization Act for 
Fiscal Year 1998 (50 U.S.C. App. 2404 note), the Comptroller 
General of the United States shall submit an assessment to 
Congress which contains an analysis of the new computer 
performance levels being proposed by the President under such 
section.]

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


VETERANS HEALTH PROGRAMS IMPROVEMENT ACT OF 2004, PUBLIC LAW 108-422

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *



TITLE VI--OTHER MATTERS

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *



SEC. 604. ANNUAL REPORTS ON WAITING TIMES FOR APPOINTMENTS FOR 
                    SPECIALTY CARE.

    (a) * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

  (c) Certification on Report Information.--[The Comptroller 
General of the United States] The Inspector General of the 
Department of Veterans Affairs shall certify to the committees 
of Congress referred to in subsection (a) whether or not each 
report under this section is accurate.

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                                            BUDGETARY IMPACT OF BILL
  PREPARED IN CONSULTATION WITH THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE PURSUANT TO SEC. 308(a), PUBLIC LAW 93-344, AS
                                                     AMENDED
                                            [In millions of dollars]
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                                                                  Budget authority               Outlays
                                                             ---------------------------------------------------
                                                               Committee    Amount  of   Committee    Amount  of
                                                               allocation      bill      allocation      bill
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Comparison of amounts in the bill with Committee allocations
 to its subcommittees of amounts in the Budget Resolution
 for 2008: Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch:
    Mandatory...............................................          126          126          126      \1\ 126
    Discretionary...........................................        4,051        2,786        4,178    \1\ 2,924
Projection of outlays associated with the recommendation:
    2008....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........    \2\ 2,434
    2009....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........          340
    2010....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........           85
    2011....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........           14
    2012 and future years...................................  ...........  ...........  ...........            4
Financial assistance to State and local governments for                NA  ...........           NA  ...........
 2008.......................................................
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\1\ Includes outlays from prior-year budget authority.
\2\ Excludes outlays from prior-year budget authority.NA: Not applicable.


   COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF NEW BUDGET (OBLIGATIONAL) AUTHORITY FOR FISCAL YEAR 2008 AND BUDGET ESTIMATES AND
                              AMOUNTS RECOMMENDED IN THE BILL FOR FISCAL YEAR 2007
                                            [In thousands of dollars]
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                                                                                           Senate Committee
                                                                                       recommendation compared
                                             2007         Budget        Committee           with (+ or -)
                                        appropriation    estimate    recommendation ----------------------------
                                                                                          2007         Budget
                                                                                     appropriation    estimate
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------      TITLE I--LEGISLATIVE BRANCH                SENATE    Payments to Widows and Heirs of
     Deceased Members of CongressGratuities, deceased members..........  .............  ............            165            +165          +165Expense allowances:
    Vice President....................             20            20             20   .............  ............
    President Pro Tempore of the                   40            40             40   .............  ............
     Senate...........................
    Majority Leader of the Senate.....             40            40             40   .............  ............
    Minority Leader of the Senate.....             40            40             40   .............  ............
    Majority Whip of the Senate.......             10            10             10   .............  ............
    Minority Whip of the Senate.......             10            10             10   .............  ............
    President Pro Tempore Emeritus of              15            15             15   .............  ............
     the Senate.......................
    Chairman of the Majority                        5             5              5   .............  ............
     Conference Committee.............
    Chairman of the Minority                        5             5              5   .............  ............
     Conference Committee.............
    Chairman of the Majority Policy                 5             5              5   .............  ............
     Committee........................
    Chairman of the Minority Policy                 5             5              5   .............  ............
     Committee........................
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      Subtotal, expense allowances....            195           195            195   .............  ............Representation allowances for the                  30            30             30   .............  ............
 Majority and Minority Leaders........
                                       -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Expense allowances and               225           225            225   .............  ............
       representation.................   Salaries, Officers and EmployeesOffice of the Vice President..........          2,201         2,316          2,316            +115  ............
Office of the President Pro Tempore...            584           620            620             +36  ............
Office of the President Pro Tempore               293           309            309             +16  ............
 Emeritus.............................
Offices of the Majority and Minority            4,375         4,796          4,796            +421  ............
 Leaders..............................
Offices of the Majority and Minority            2,668         2,912          2,912            +244  ............
 Whips................................
Committee on Appropriations...........         13,880        14,915         14,600            +720          -315
Conference committees.................          2,969         3,174          3,174            +205  ............
Offices of the Secretaries of the                 735           778            778             +43  ............
 Conference of the Majority and the
 Conference of the Minority...........
Policy Committees.....................          3,074         3,240          3,240            +166  ............
Office of the Chaplain................            357           379            379             +22  ............
Office of the Secretary...............         21,054        23,500         22,388          +1,334        -1,112
Office of the Sergeant at Arms and             57,251        64,443         62,000          +4,749        -2,443
 Doorkeeper...........................
Offices of the Secretaries for the              1,598         1,684          1,684             +86  ............
 Majority and Minority................
Agency contributions and related               37,473        43,585         41,100          +3,627        -2,485
 expenses.............................
Outlays...............................  .............  ............  ..............  .............  ............
                                       -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Salaries, officers and           148,512       166,651        160,296         +11,784        -6,355
       employees...................... Office of the Legislative Counsel of
              the SenateSalaries and expenses.................          5,491         6,280          6,280            +789  ............    Office of Senate Legal CounselSalaries and expenses.................          1,317         1,439          1,439            +122  ............
Expense Allowances of the Secretary of             24            24             24   .............  ............
 the Senate, Sergeant at Arms and
 Doorkeeper of the Senate, and
 Secretaries for the Majority and
 Minority of the Senate: Expenses
 allowances...........................   Contingent Expenses of the SenateInquiries and investigations..........        120,692       138,644        129,000          +8,308        -9,644
Expenses of United States Senate                  520           520            520   .............  ............
 Caucus on International Narcotics
 Control..............................
Secretary of the Senate...............          1,980         2,000          2,000             +20  ............
Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the        142,000       162,450        145,189          +3,189       -17,261
 Senate...............................
Miscellaneous items...................         17,000        18,737         17,528            +528        -1,209
Senators' Official Personnel and              365,453       396,065        379,065         +13,612       -17,000
 Office Expense Account...............          Official Mail CostsExpenses..............................            300           300            300   .............  ............
                                       -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Contingent expenses of           647,945       718,716        673,602         +25,657       -45,114
       the Senate.....................
                                       =========================================================================
      Total, Senate...................        803,514       893,335        842,031         +38,517       -51,304              JOINT ITEMSJoint Economic Committee..............          4,308         4,398          4,398             +90  ............
Joint Committee on Taxation...........          8,773         9,416          9,416            +643  ............
Joint Congressional Committee on        .............         1,250          1,250          +1,250  ............
 Inaugural Ceremonies.................   Office of the Attending PhysicianMedical supplies, equipment, expenses,          2,520         2,820          2,820            +300  ............
 and allowances.......................
Capitol Guide Service and Special               8,524        10,876          7,864            -660        -3,012
 Services Office......................
Statements of Appropriations..........             30            30             30   .............  ............
                                       =========================================================================
      Total, Joint items..............         24,155        28,790         25,778          +1,623        -3,012            CAPITOL POLICESalaries..............................        217,135  ............        225,930          +8,795      +225,930
General expenses......................         38,500  ............         58,070         +19,570       +58,070
Salaries and expenses.................  .............       299,070  ..............  .............      -299,070
Emergency appropriations..............         10,000  ............  ..............        -10,000  ............
                                       =========================================================================
      Total, Capitol Police...........        265,635       299,070        284,000         +18,365       -15,070         OFFICE OF COMPLIANCESalaries and expenses.................          3,103         4,106          3,806            +703          -300      CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICESalaries and expenses.................         35,204        37,972         38,510          +3,306          +538       ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOLGeneral administration................         77,128        87,714         81,584          +4,456        -6,130
Capitol building......................         23,886        29,480         25,247          +1,361        -4,233
Capitol grounds.......................          7,577        10,225          9,915          +2,338          -310
Senate office buildings...............         67,202        87,248         71,048          +3,846       -16,200
Capitol Power Plant...................         79,847       119,226         91,447         +11,600       -27,779
    Offsetting collections............         -6,534        -8,000         -8,000          -1,466  ............
    Emergency appropriations..........         50,000  ............  ..............        -50,000  ............
                                       -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Net subtotal, Capitol Power             123,313       111,226         83,447         -39,866       -27,779
       Plant..........................Library buildings and grounds.........         27,692        42,788         28,061            +369       -14,727
Capitol police buildings and grounds..         11,768        18,816         15,116          +3,348        -3,700
Botanic Garden........................          7,697         9,707          9,363          +1,666          -344
Capitol Visitor Center................         43,758  ............         28,753         -15,005       +28,753
    CVC Project (cost-to-complete)....  .............        20,000  ..............  .............       -20,000
    CVC Operations....................  .............        13,884  ..............  .............       -13,884
                                       =========================================================================
      Total, Capitol Visitor Center...         43,758        33,884         28,753         -15,005        -5,131
                                       =========================================================================
      Total, Architect of the Capitol.        390,021       431,088        352,534         -37,487       -78,554          LIBRARY OF CONGRESSSalaries and expenses.................        387,597       467,452        407,811         +20,214       -59,641
    Authority to spend receipts.......         -6,350        -6,350         -6,350   .............  ............
                                       -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Salaries and expenses.        381,247       461,102        401,461         +20,214       -59,641Rescissions...........................        -49,549  ............  ..............        +49,549  ............
Copyright Office, salaries and                 58,420        51,562         50,102          -8,318        -1,460
 expenses.............................
    Authority to spend receipts.......        -35,758       -35,373        -45,196          -9,438        -9,823
                                       -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Copyright Office......         22,662        16,189          4,906         -17,756       -11,283Congressional Research Service,               100,786       108,702        102,892          +2,106        -5,810
 salaries and expenses................
Books for the blind and physically             53,614        75,623         67,690         +14,076        -7,933
 handicapped, Salaries and expenses...
                                       =========================================================================
      Subtotal, Library of Congress...        508,760       661,616        576,949         +68,189       -84,667
                                       -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Library of Congress......        508,760       661,616        576,949         +68,189       -84,667      GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICECongressional printing and binding....         87,954       109,541         95,365          +7,411       -14,176 Office of Superintendent of DocumentsSalaries and expenses.................         33,096        45,613         38,231          +5,135        -7,382
Government Printing Office Revolving            1,000        26,825          5,000          +4,000       -21,825
 Fund.................................
                                       -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Government Printing              122,050       181,979        138,596         +16,546       -43,383
       Office.........................   GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICESalaries and expenses.................        488,627       530,314        517,830         +29,203       -12,484
    Emergency appropriations..........            374  ............  ..............           -374  ............
    Offsetting collections............         -7,931        -7,510         -7,510            +421  ............
                                       -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Government Accountability        481,070       522,804        510,320         +29,250       -12,484
       Office.........................     OPEN WORLD LEADERSHIP CENTERPayment to the Open World Leadership           13,860        14,400         13,500            -360          -900
 Center Trust Fund....................   STENNIS CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICEStennis Center for Public Service.....            430           430            430   .............  ............
                                       =========================================================================
      Grand total.....................      2,647,802     3,075,590      2,786,454        +138,652      -289,136
        Emergency appropriations......         60,374  ............  ..............        -60,374  ............
                                       =========================================================================            RECAPITULATIONSenate................................        803,514       893,335        842,031         +38,517       -51,304
Joint Items...........................         24,155        28,790         25,778          +1,623        -3,012
Capitol Police........................        265,635       299,070        284,000         +18,365       -15,070
Office of Compliance..................          3,103         4,106          3,806            +703          -300
Congressional Budget Office...........         35,204        37,972         38,510          +3,306          +538
Architect of the Capitol..............        390,021       431,088        352,534         -37,487       -78,554
Library of Congress...................        508,760       661,616        576,949         +68,189       -84,667
Government Printing Office............        122,050       181,979        138,596         +16,546       -43,383
Government Accountability Office......        481,070       522,804        510,320         +29,250       -12,484
Open World Leadership Center..........         13,860        14,400         13,500            -360          -900
Stennis Center for Public Service.....            430           430            430   .............  ............
Prior year outlays....................  .............  ............  ..............  .............  ............
                                       =========================================================================      Grand total.....................      2,647,802     3,075,590      2,786,454        +138,652     *-289,136
          Emergency appropriations....         60,374  ............  ..............        -60,374  ............
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