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                                                       Calendar No. 486
112th Congress                                                   Report
                                 SENATE
 2d Session                                                     112-197

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                LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS, 2013

                                _______
                                

                 August 2, 2012.--Ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

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

                                 REPORT

                        [To accompany H.R. 5882]

    The Committee on Appropriations, to which was referred the 
bill (H.R. 5882) making appropriations for the legislative 
branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, and for 
other purposes, reports the same to the Senate with an 
amendment and recommends that the bill as amended do pass.



Amount of new budget (obligational) authority

Total of bill as reported to the Senate.................  $4,320,114,000
Amount of 2012 appropriations...........................   4,304,999,000
Amount of 2013 budget estimate..........................   4,512,471,000
Amount of House allowance...............................   3,329,760,000
Bill as recommended to Senate compared to--
    2012 appropriations.................................     +15,115,000
    2013 budget estimate................................    -192,357,000
    House allowance.....................................    +990,354,000



                                CONTENTS

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                                                                   Page
General Statement and Summary....................................     4
Title I:
    Legislative Branch Appropriations:
        Senate:
            Expense Allowances...................................     5
            Representation Allowances for the Majority and 
              Minority Leaders...................................     5
            Salaries, Officers, and Employees....................     6
            Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate......    11
            Office of Senate Legal Counsel.......................    11
            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.............................................    12
            Contingent Expenses of the Senate....................    12
        House of Representatives.................................    22
        Joint Items:
            Joint Economic Committee.............................    22
            Joint Committee on Taxation..........................    22
            Office of the Attending Physician....................    23
            Office of Congressional Accessibility Services.......    23
        United States Capitol Police.............................    23
            Salaries.............................................    24
            General Expenses.....................................    25
        Office of Compliance: Salaries and Expenses..............    25
        Congressional Budget Office: Salaries and Expenses.......    25
        Architect of the Capitol.................................    26
            General Administration...............................    26
            Capitol Building.....................................    27
            Capitol Grounds......................................    28
            Senate Office Buildings..............................    28
            House Office Buildings...............................    29
            Capitol Power Plant..................................    29
            Library Buildings and Grounds........................    31
            Capitol Police Buildings, Grounds, and Security......    31
            Botanic Garden.......................................    32
            Capitol Visitor Center...............................    33
        Library of Congress......................................    33
            Salaries and Expenses................................    36
            Copyright Office.....................................    36
            Congressional Research Service.......................    37
            Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.......    37
        Government Printing Office:
            Congressional Printing and Binding...................    38
            Office of Superintendent of Documents................    39
            Government Printing Office Revolving Fund............    39
        Government Accountability Office: Salaries and Expenses..    40
        Open World Leadership Center Trust Fund..................    40
        John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Training and 
          Develop- 
          ment...................................................    41
Title II: General Provisions.....................................    42
Compliance With Paragraph 7, Rule XVI, of the Standing Rules of 
  the 
  Senate.........................................................    43
Compliance With Paragraph 7(c), Rule XXVI of the Standing Rules 
  of the Senate..................................................    43
Compliance With Paragraph 12, Rule XXVI, of the Standing Rules of 
  the Senate.....................................................    44
Budgetary Impact of Bill.........................................    51
Comparative Statement of Budget Authority........................    52

                     GENERAL STATEMENT AND SUMMARY

    The Committee recommends new budget (obligational) 
authority of $4,320,114,000, for the legislative branch for 
fiscal year 2013. This total is $192,357,000 below the budget 
request and $15,115,000 below the fiscal year 2012 
appropriation.
    The bill includes $871,336,000 for the operations of the 
Senate, which is $39,179,000 below the fiscal year 2013 
request. Within funding for the Senate, the recommendation 
includes $2,000,000 under the accounts for the Secretary of the 
Senate and the Sergeant at Arms, the total amount necessary, 
for implementation of Public Law 112-105, the Stop Trading On 
Congressional Knowledge [STOCK] Act. The bill includes 
$579,816,000 for the Architect of the Capitol to maintain, 
improve, and construct buildings and facilities for the 
Congress. The recommendation is $88,372,000 below the fiscal 
year 2013 request, but includes $61,247,000, the total amount 
of funding requested, to remain available until expended, for 
the second of four phases of the plan to rehabilitate the U.S. 
Capitol Dome. The recommendation would allow for comprehensive 
repairs and life-safety systems improvements to remain on 
schedule in a manner that does not interfere with Presidential 
Inaugurals. The bill also includes $333,137,000 for the U.S. 
Capitol Police; $513,842,000 for the Government Accountability 
Office; $592,244,000 for the Library of Congress; and 
$126,200,000 for the Government Printing Office.
    Reprogramming and Operating Plan Guidelines.--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 
FTEs or funds to create new organizational entities within the 
Agency or to restructure entities which already exist. The 
Committee desires to be notified of reprogramming actions which 
involve less than the above-mentioned amounts if such actions 
would have the effect of changing an agency's funding 
requirements in future years or if programs or projects 
specifically cited in the Committee's reports are affected.
    The Committee also expects all agencies to submit operating 
plans for the Committee's approval within 30 days of the bill's 
enactment.

                                TITLE I

                   LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS

                                 SENATE

                           Expense Allowances

Appropriations, 2012....................................        $174,840
Budget estimate, 2013...................................         174,840
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................         174,840

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $174,840 for 
the expense allowances of the Vice President, the President pro 
tempore 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 recommendation is 
identical to the fiscal year 2012 appropriation and the fiscal 
year 2013 request. The recommended allowances are as follows:
    For the expense allowance of the Vice President, the 
Committee recommends an amount of $18,760.
    For the expense allowance of the President pro tempore, the 
Committee recommends an amount of $37,520.
    For the expense allowance of the majority and minority 
leaders, the Committee recommends $39,920 for each leader, for 
a total of $79,840.
    For the expense allowance of the majority and minority 
whips, the Committee recommends $9,980 for each whip, for a 
total of $19,960.
    For the expense allowance for the chairmen of the majority 
and minority conference committees, the Committee recommends 
$4,690 for each chairman, for a total of $9,380.
    For the expense allowance for the chairmen of the majority 
and minority policy committees, the Committee recommends $4,690 
for each chairman, for a total of $9,380.
    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, 2012....................................         $28,140
Budget estimate, 2013...................................          28,140
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................          28,140

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $28,140 for 
representation allowances for the majority and minority 
leaders. The recommendation is identical to the fiscal year 
2012 appropriation and the fiscal year 2013 request.
    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, 2012....................................    $175,763,738
Budget estimate, 2013...................................     182,068,705
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................     178,204,590

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $178,204,590 
for the subaccounts funded under the overall account for the 
salaries of officers and employees of the Senate. The 
recommendation is $2,440,852 above the fiscal year 2012 
appropriation and $3,864,115 below the fiscal year 2013 
request.
    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 2013 are approximately 1,476 positions.

                    SALARIES, OFFICERS, AND EMPLOYEES
         [Estimated staffing levels--fiscal years 2012 and 2013]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                          2013 Committee
                                               2012       recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Office of the Vice President............              45              45
Office of the President Pro Tempore.....              11              11
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 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.................             253             253
Office of the Sergeant at Arms and                   959             957
 Doorkeeper.............................
Offices of the secretaries for the                    18              18
 majority and minority..................
                                         -------------------------------
      Totals............................           1,478           1,476
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    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, 2012....................................      $2,361,248
Budget estimate, 2013...................................       2,370,248
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................       2,370,248

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $2,370,248 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, 2012....................................        $705,466
Budget estimate, 2013...................................         708,466
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................         708,466

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $708,466 for 
the Office of the President pro tempore.

              OFFICES OF THE MAJORITY AND MINORITY LEADERS

Appropriations, 2012....................................      $5,201,576
Budget estimate, 2013...................................       5,221,576
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................       5,221,576

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $5,221,576 for 
the offices of the majority and minority leaders. The amount 
recommended is to be equally divided, providing $2,610,788 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, 2012....................................      $3,281,424
Budget estimate, 2013...................................       3,295,424
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................       3,295,424

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,295,424 for 
the offices of the majority and minority whips. It is to be 
equally divided, providing $1,647,712 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, 2012....................................     $14,863,573
Budget estimate, 2013...................................      14,864,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................      14,864,000

    For the salaries of the staff of the Committee on 
Appropriations, the Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$14,864,000 for fiscal year 2013. The recommendation is $427 
above the fiscal year 2012 appropriation and identical to the 
fiscal year 2013 request.

                         CONFERENCE COMMITTEES

Appropriations, 2012....................................      $3,238,390
Budget estimate, 2013...................................       3,252,390
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................       3,252,390

    For the administrative and clerical staffs of the majority 
and minority conference committees, the Committee recommends an 
appropriation of $3,252,390. The appropriation provides 
$1,626,195 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, 2012....................................        $797,402
Budget estimate, 2013...................................         797,402
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................         797,402

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $797,402 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, 2012....................................      $3,307,810
Budget estimate, 2013...................................       3,321,810
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................       3,321,810

    For the salaries of the administrative and clerical staffs 
of the majority and minority policy committees, the Committee 
recommends an appropriation of $3,321,810. The appropriation 
provides $1,660,905 in salaries for the staff of 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, 2012....................................        $405,886
Budget estimate, 2013...................................         407,886
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................         407,886

    For the Office of the Chaplain, the Committee recommends an 
appropriation of $407,886. 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.

                        OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

Appropriations, 2012....................................     $24,194,115
Budget estimate, 2013...................................      24,285,115
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................      24,695,000

    The Committee recommends $24,695,000 for salaries of the 
Office of the Secretary. Fiscal year 2013 staffing levels are 
estimated at 253 positions.
    This appropriation provides funds for four statutory 
positions (Secretary of the Senate, Assistant Secretary of the 
Senate, Financial Clerk of the Senate, and Parliamentarian of 
the Senate) and lump-sum allowances for the employment and 
adjustment of salaries of personnel in the Office of the 
Secretary of the Senate, as authorized by Public Law 97-51, 
effective October 1, 1981 (2 U.S.C. 61a-11).
    The following departmental guidelines for fiscal year 2013 
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 2012 and 2013]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                          2013 Committee
                                               2012       recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Executive offices.......................              32              32
Administrative services.................             172             172
Legislative and legal services..........              49              49
                                         -------------------------------
      Totals............................             253             253
------------------------------------------------------------------------

             OFFICE OF THE SERGEANT AT ARMS AND DOORKEEPER

Appropriations, 2012....................................     $73,000,000
Budget estimate, 2013...................................      75,274,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................      73,000,000

    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 an appropriation of $73,000,000 
for fiscal year 2013, which is identical to the fiscal year 
2012 appropriation and $2,274,000 below the fiscal year 2013 
request. The Committee recommendation fully funds the SAA at a 
staffing level of 957 FTEs.
    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
                                                     Positions     2013 request   recommendation    Difference
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Capitol Division................................             225     $20,828,000     $15,558,000     -$5,270,000
Operations Division.............................             367      19,961,000      23,487,000      +3,526,000
Technology Development Services Division........             145      16,172,000      15,913,000        -259,000
IT Support Services Division....................             113       7,779,000       7,686,000         -93,000
Process Management and Innovation...............              35       4,241,000       4,227,000         -14,000
Staff Offices Division..........................              72       6,293,000       6,129,000        -164,000
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
      Total.....................................             957      75,274,000      73,000,000      -2,274,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee recommendation includes an increase of 
$175,000 in the Technology Development Services Division for 
implementation of the STOCK Act. 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, 2012....................................      $1,722,388
Budget estimate, 2013...................................       1,730,388
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................       1,730,388

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,730,388 for 
the offices of the secretaries for the majority and minority. 
The appropriation is to be equally divided, providing $865,194 
for each office.

                          AGENCY CONTRIBUTIONS

Appropriations, 2012....................................     $42,684,460
Budget estimate, 2013...................................      46,540,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................      44,540,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $44,540,000 
for agency contributions for employees paid under the 
appropriation, ``Salaries, officers, and employees'', 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, 2012....................................      $6,995,300
Budget estimate, 2013...................................       7,022,300
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................       7,022,300

    For the Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate, 
the Committee recommends an appropriation of $7,022,300. This 
amount provides for the salaries, expenses, and agency 
contributions of the office.

                     Office of Senate Legal Counsel

Appropriations, 2012....................................      $1,449,000
Budget estimate, 2013...................................       1,455,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................       1,455,000

    The Office of Senate Legal Counsel was established pursuant 
to section 701 of Public Law 95-521. The Committee recommends 
an appropriation of $1,455,000 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, 2012....................................         $28,440
Budget estimate, 2013...................................          28,440
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................          28,440

    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 $28,440 providing an 
allowance of $7,110 for each office.

                   Contingent Expenses of the Senate


                      INQUIRIES AND INVESTIGATIONS

Appropriations, 2012....................................    $131,305,860
Budget estimate, 2013...................................     138,000,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................     133,932,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $133,932,000 
for inquiries and investigations by Senate standing, special, 
and select committees of which $26,650,000 shall be available 
until September 30, 2015. The recommendation is $2,626,140 
above the fiscal year 2012 appropriation and $4,068,000 below 
the fiscal year 2013 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, 2012....................................        $487,822
Budget estimate, 2013...................................         520,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................         487,822

    The Committee recommends $487,822 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, 2012....................................      $5,816,344
Budget estimate, 2013...................................       5,816,344
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................       6,350,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $6,350,000 for 
expenses of the Office of the Secretary, an increase of 
$533,656 above both the fiscal year 2012 appropriation and the 
fiscal year 2013 request. The Committee recommendation includes 
the necessary funds for implementation of the STOCK Act.
    The Senate Committee on Rules and Administration authorized 
the transfer of the Senate Information Services [SIS] program 
from the Office of the Sergeant at Arms to the Office of the 
Secretary of the Senate in fiscal year 2011. The Committee 
recommends an appropriation of $4,350,000 for the Secretary of 
the Senate for this activity. This funding will remain 
available until September 30, 2017.
    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
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Committee
                Item                    2012 enacted     recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Departmental operating budget:
    Executive office................          $444,495          $500,000
    Administrative services.........         5,323,359         5,801,510
    Legislative services............            48,490            48,490
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total operating budget........         5,816,344         6,350,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    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.--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.
    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 $30,000 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 the 
Secretary 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.
    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 the 
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, 2012....................................    $130,722,080
Budget estimate, 2013...................................     130,173,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................     128,910,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $128,910,000 
for expenses of the Sergeant at Arms, to remain available until 
September 30, 2017, which is $1,812,080 below the fiscal year 
2012 appropriation and $1,263,000 below the fiscal year 2013 
request. Of the funding provided, $1,490,000 is for 
implementation of the STOCK Act.
    The following table compares the fiscal year 2013 Committee 
recommendation for the component categories within this account 
to the fiscal year 2013 budget request.

                             EXPENSES--OFFICE OF THE SERGEANT AT ARMS AND DOORKEEPER
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                                                                                     Committee
                                                                   2013 request   recommendation    Difference
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Capitol Division................................................     $11,831,000      $8,683,000     -$3,148,000
Operations Division.............................................      22,047,000      23,392,000      +1,345,000
Technology Development Services Division........................      32,339,000      33,658,000      +1,319,000
IT Support Services Division....................................      57,687,000      56,983,000        -704,000
Process Management and Innovation...............................       4,297,000       4,297,000  ..............
Staff Offices Division..........................................       1,972,000       1,897,000         -75,000
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Total.....................................................     130,173,000     128,910,000      -1,263,000
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    The Committee recommendation includes $1,490,000 under the 
Technology Development Services Division to fully fund the 
STOCK Act. The Committee recommendation provides no funding for 
special projects. 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, 2012....................................     $19,360,000
Budget estimate, 2013...................................      19,360,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................      20,260,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $20,260,000 
for miscellaneous items to remain available until September 30, 
2015. 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 2013 BUDGET--MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS APPORTIONMENT SCHEDULE
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Fiscal year 2012
                           Item                              Public Law 112-      Committee        Difference
                                                                   74          recommendation
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Resolution and reorganization reserve.....................        $3,100,000        $4,000,000         +$900,000
Unallocated...............................................         6,000,000         6,000,000  ................
Reserve for contingencies (miscellaneous items)...........           800,000           780,000           -20,000
Employees' compensation fund reimbursement (worker's                 968,500           988,500           +20,000
 compensation)............................................
Reception of foreign dignitaries (S. Res. 247, dated                  30,000            30,000  ................
 February 7, 1962, as amended by S. Res. 370, dated
 October 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 December 5, 1980) (Unemployment Compensation)......
Conferences for the Majority and Minority (Public Laws: 97-          300,000           300,000  ................
 51, dated January 3, 1983; 101-250, dated November 5,
 1990; and 107-68, dated November 12, 2001)...............
Policy Committees for the Majority and Minority (Public              150,000           150,000  ................
 Law 104-53, dated November 19, 1995).....................
Postage...................................................             6,000          \1\6,000  ................
Stationery................................................            16,500         \2\16,500  ................
Communications............................................            72,000         \3\72,000  ................
Consultants--including agency contributions (2 U.S.C. 61h-         4,000,000         4,000,000  ................
 6 as amended)............................................
National Security Working Group (S. Res. 480, November 21,           700,000           700,000  ................
 2004) (expires December 31, 2012)........................
Committee on Appropriations (Public Law 105-275, dated               950,000           950,000  ................
 October 21, 1998)........................................
Office of the Chaplain (Public Law 108-199, dated January             50,000            50,000  ................
 23, 2004)................................................
Senate Child Care Center:
    Agency Contribution costs authorized by Public Laws              320,000           320,000  ................
     102-90, dated August 14, 1991 and 103-50, dated July
     2, 1993..............................................
    Training classes, conferences, and travel expenses as             22,000            22,000  ................
     authorized by Public Law 104-197, dated September 16,
     1996.................................................
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
        Total.............................................        19,360,000        20,260,000          +900,000
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\1\Postage Apportionment (Fiscal year 2013):
      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 2013):
      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 2013):
      Office of the Vice President.........................      $1,000
      Secretary for the Majority...........................      10,000
      Secretary for the Minority...........................      10,000
      Office of the Chaplain...............................       1,000
      Majority Leader......................................      15,000
      Minority Leader......................................      15,000
      Majority Whip........................................      10,000
      Minority Whip........................................      10,000
                                                       ---------------

        TOTAL..............................................      72,000

    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.
    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.
    Consultants: Including Agency Contributions.--Provides 
authority for the appointment and payment of consultants to the 
majority and minority leaders, President pro tempore, and the 
legislative counsel. The following summarizes the current 
authority and limitations:
    Majority leader: Nine consultants at not to exceed the 
daily rate for maximum standing committee rate. All of the 
consultants may be appointed at an annual rate of compensation 
not to exceed the maximum annual rate for a standing committee.
    Minority leader: Nine consultants at not to exceed the 
daily rate for maximum standing committee rate. All of the 
consultants may be appointed at an annual rate of compensation 
not to exceed the maximum annual rate for a standing committee.
    Legislative counsel (subject to President Pro Tempore 
approval): Two consultants at not to exceed the daily rate for 
maximum standing committee rate. All of the consultants may be 
appointed at an annual rate of compensation not to exceed the 
maximum annual rate for a standing committee.
    President Pro Tempore: Three 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.
    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.--$6,000,000 is provided for 
this program for fiscal year 2013 for the repayment of student 
loans, 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, 2012....................................    $396,180,000
Budget estimate, 2013...................................     425,569,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................     394,202,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation for fiscal year 
2013 of $394,202,000 for the Senators' Official Personnel and 
Office Expense Account [SOPOEA]. The recommendation is 
$1,978,000 below the fiscal year 2012 appropriation and 
$31,367,000 below the fiscal year 2013 request. Of the funding 
provided, $18,921,206 is available until September 30, 2015.
    This account funds salaries and benefits of Senators' 
staffs as well as the office expense allowance for Senators' 
offices. The 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 2013 totals 
$254,201,698.
    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 for a total of $477,874 per office, or 
$47,787,400 for all 100 Senators.
    The third component of the SOPOEA account is for official 
office expenses and totals $18,921,206. Each Senator's office 
is allocated an amount for office expenses, as displayed in the 
following table. In addition, an amount of $188,000 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 2013
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                  Administrative
                                                   and clerical     Legislative      O.O.E.A.          Total
                      State                         assistance      assistance    allowance  10/  allowance  10/
                                                  allowance  10/  allowance  10/      1/2012          1/2012
                                                      1/2012          1/2012
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Alabama.........................................      $2,361,820        $477,874        $172,065      $3,011,759
Alaska..........................................       2,361,820         477,874         237,232       3,076,926
Arizona.........................................       2,500,737         477,874         195,117       3,173,728
Arkansas........................................       2,361,820         477,874         158,961       2,998,655
California......................................       3,753,614         477,874         454,144       4,685,632
Colorado........................................       2,431,275         477,874         180,485       3,089,634
Connecticut.....................................       2,361,820         477,874         151,507       2,991,201
Delaware........................................       2,361,820         477,874         121,022       2,960,716
Florida.........................................       3,353,663         477,874         299,206       4,130,743
Georgia.........................................       2,709,112         477,874         205,902       3,392,888
Hawaii..........................................       2,361,820         477,874         264,058       3,103,752
Idaho...........................................       2,361,820         477,874         155,826       2,995,520
Illinois........................................       2,917,493         477,874         247,912       3,643,279
Indiana.........................................       2,500,737         477,874         181,487       3,160,098
Iowa............................................       2,361,820         477,874         159,073       2,998,767
Kansas..........................................       2,361,820         477,874         157,573       2,997,267
Kentucky........................................       2,361,820         477,874         165,879       3,005,573
Louisiana.......................................       2,361,820         477,874         174,868       3,014,562
Maine...........................................       2,361,820         477,874         139,207       2,978,901
Maryland........................................       2,431,275         477,874         163,040       3,072,189
Massachusetts...................................       2,500,737         477,874         185,176       3,163,787
Michigan........................................       2,778,576         477,874         217,085       3,473,535
Minnesota.......................................       2,431,275         477,874         176,829       3,085,978
Mississippi.....................................       2,361,820         477,874         158,107       2,997,801
Missouri........................................       2,500,737         477,874         184,441       3,163,052
Montana.........................................       2,361,820         477,874         152,736       2,992,430
Nebraska........................................       2,361,820         477,874         150,968       2,990,662
Nevada..........................................       2,361,820         477,874         166,760       3,006,454
New Hampshire...................................       2,361,820         477,874         134,982       2,974,676
New Jersey......................................       2,639,655         477,874         192,719       3,310,248
New Mexico......................................       2,361,820         477,874         157,522       2,997,216
New York........................................       3,353,663         477,874         303,750       4,135,287
North Carolina..................................       2,709,112         477,874         205,351       3,392,337
North Dakota....................................       2,361,820         477,874         141,401       2,981,095
Ohio............................................       2,848,036         477,874         235,301       3,561,211
Oklahoma........................................       2,361,820         477,874         169,237       3,008,931
Oregon..........................................       2,361,820         477,874         180,324       3,020,018
Pennsylvania....................................       2,917,493         477,874         242,884       3,638,251
Rhode Island....................................       2,361,820         477,874         130,943       2,970,637
South Carolina..................................       2,361,820         477,874         165,396       3,005,090
South Dakota....................................       2,361,820         477,874         142,718       2,982,412
Tennessee.......................................       2,500,737         477,874         184,041       3,162,652
Texas...........................................       3,620,295         477,874         353,290       4,451,459
Utah............................................       2,361,820         477,874         162,283       3,001,977
Vermont.........................................       2,361,820         477,874         128,485       2,968,179
Virginia........................................       2,639,655         477,874         185,198       3,302,727
Washington......................................       2,500,737         477,874         205,595       3,184,206
West Virginia...................................       2,361,820         477,874         138,113       2,977,807
Wisconsin.......................................       2,431,275         477,874         180,053       3,089,202
Wyoming.........................................       2,361,820         477,874         144,355       2,984,049
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
      TOTAL.....................................     127,100,849      23,893,700       9,460,603     160,455,152
                                                      2      2      2      2
      GRAND TOTAL...............................     254,201,698      47,787,400      18,921,206     320,910,304
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    According to the most recent employment data compiled by 
the Secretary of the Senate, as of April 30, 2012, there were 
4,331 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 2013 
funding level for this account anticipates $100,142,000 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, 2012....................................        $281,436
Budget estimate, 2013...................................         300,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................         281,436

    For the official mail costs of the Senate, the Committee 
recommends an appropriation of $281,436 which is identical to 
the fiscal year 2012 appropriation, and $18,564 below the 
fiscal year 2013 request.

                        HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Appropriations, 2012....................................  $1,225,680,000
Budget estimate, 2013...................................   1,225,681,000
House allowance.........................................   1,225,681,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,225,681,000

    In keeping with the longstanding tradition of comity 
between the Houses on matters pertaining solely to one House, 
the Committee concurs with the House allowance of 
$1,225,681,000 for the House of Representatives.

                              JOINT ITEMS


                        Joint Economic Committee

Appropriations, 2012....................................      $4,203,000
Budget estimate, 2013...................................       4,219,000
House allowance.........................................       4,203,000
Committee recommendation................................       4,203,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,203,000 for 
the Joint Economic Committee [JEC]. The recommendation is 
identical to the fiscal year 2012 appropriation and $16,000 
below the fiscal year 2013 request. The Joint Economic 
Committee 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 conditions.

                      Joint Committee on Taxation

Appropriations, 2012....................................     $10,004,000
Budget estimate, 2013...................................      10,004,000
House allowance.........................................      10,004,000
Committee recommendation................................      10,004,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $10,004,000 
for salaries and expenses of the Joint Committee on Taxation. 
The recommendation is identical to the fiscal year 2012 
appropriation and the fiscal year 2013 request. Of the funding 
provided, $9,000,000 is for salaries, as requested, and 
$1,004,000 is for expenses.
    The Joint Committee is established under the Internal 
Revenue Code of 1986 to:
  --investigate the operation and effects of internal revenue 
        taxes and the administration of such taxes;
  --investigate measures and methods for the simplification of 
        such taxes;
  --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
  --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 of Representatives or the Senate.

                   Office of the Attending Physician

Appropriations, 2012....................................      $3,400,000
Budget estimate, 2013...................................       3,400,000
House allowance.........................................       3,467,000
Committee recommendation................................       3,400,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,400,000 for 
the Office of the Attending Physician. The recommendation is 
identical to the fiscal year 2012 appropriation, and the fiscal 
year 2013 request. The Office was first established by House 
Resolution 253, adopted December 5, 1928.

             Office of Congressional Accessibility Services

Appropriations, 2012....................................      $1,363,000
Budget estimate, 2013...................................       1,367,000
House allowance.........................................       1,363,000
Committee recommendation................................       1,367,000

    The Committee recommends $1,367,000 for the Office of 
Congressional Accessibility Services. This office is a 
successor to the Special Services Office following enactment of 
the Capitol Visitor Center Act of 2008.
    The Office of Congressional Accessibility Services [OCAS] 
provides and coordinates accessibility services for individuals 
with disabilities, including Members of Congress, staff, and 
visitors to the U.S. Capitol complex. These services include 
sign language interpreting, adaptive tours, and wheelchair 
loans. OCAS also provides information regarding accessibility 
for individuals with disabilities, as well as related training 
and staff development to Members of Congress and employees of 
the Senate and House of Representatives.

                      UNITED STATES CAPITOL POLICE

Appropriations, 2012....................................    $340,137,000
Budget estimate, 2013...................................     373,769,000
House allowance.........................................     360,137,000
Committee recommendation................................     333,137,000

    The United States Capitol Police [USCP] is charged with the 
protection of the United States Congress, its legislative 
processes, Members, employees, visitors and facilities within 
the U.S. Capitol complex from crime, disruption or terrorism, 
so that the Congress may fulfill its constitutional 
responsibilities in a safe and open environment.
    The Committee recommends $333,137,000 for the USCP. The 
recommendation is $7,000,000 below the fiscal year 2012 
appropriation and $40,632,000 below the fiscal year 2013 
request.
    New Posts.--The Committee remains concerned about ``mission 
creep'' within the USCP, noting that new posts have been 
created causing additional unanticipated budgetary 
requirements. The Committee directs the USCP to continue 
providing quarterly reports on the status of all posts, 
including any changes to any post, and further directs the USCP 
to notify the Committee when new posts are created. The 
notification shall include the annualized cost of maintaining 
the new post, and how the cost will be offset (such as the 
elimination of lower-priority posts).

                                Salaries

Appropriations, 2012....................................    $277,133,000
Budget estimate, 2013...................................     303,132,000
House allowance.........................................     297,133,000
Committee recommendation................................     277,133,000

    The amount provided covers salaries, benefits, and overtime 
costs. USCP personnel are also eligible for hazardous duty pay 
and comparability pay similar to locality pay adjustments 
granted other Federal law enforcement personnel in the 
Washington, DC, area.
    The Committee recommends $277,133,000 and 2,145 FTEs for 
USCP salaries, which is identical to the fiscal year 2012 
appropriation and $25,999,000 below the fiscal year 2013 
request. The total staffing level is expected to be 
approximately 1,775 sworn and 370 civilian staff under the 
Committee recommendation.
    Overtime.--The Committee recommends no more than 
$32,622,000 for overtime in fiscal year 2013. This provides for 
approximately 567,922 hours of additional duty.
    The Committee directs the USCP to provide for overtime in 
accordance with the budget request, as provided for in the 
following table.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                             Funding       Hours (est.)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Scheduled..............................     $28,268,051          492,222
Unscheduled............................       1,147,000           20,000
Conventions............................       1,617,000           28,000
Training...............................       1,376,274           24,000
LOC--non-reimbursable events...........         213,675            3,700
                                        --------------------------------
      Total............................      32,622,000          567,922
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The recommendation includes an additional $1,480,000 for 
USCP overtime within the AOC account for requirements 
associated with the rehabilitation of the U.S. Capitol Dome. 
The Committee expects the USCP to operate within that funding 
level for requirements associated with the Dome. The Committee 
directs the USCP to provide for any additional requirement 
costs beyond the $1,480,000 out of the USCP overtime 
allocation.

                            General Expenses

Appropriations, 2012....................................     $63,004,000
Budget estimate, 2013...................................      70,637,000
House allowance.........................................      63,004,000
Committee recommendation................................      56,004,000

    Expenses include office supplies and equipment, laundry and 
dry cleaning, communications, motor vehicles, uniforms and 
equipment, investigations, training, and miscellaneous items.
    The Committee recommends $56,004,000 for general expenses, 
which is $7,000,000 below the fiscal year 2012 appropriation 
and $14,633,000 below the fiscal year 2013 request.

                       ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS

    Sec. 1101. The provision makes permanent a routine 
provision which would allow for funds to be transferred between 
the ``Salaries'' and ``General expenses'' accounts.
    Sec. 1102. The provision provides the United States Capitol 
Police [USCP], starting in fiscal year 2013 and each year 
thereafter, with the authority to reimburse the Department of 
Labor for workers compensation claims for USCP employees for 
prior years using available balances from expired USCP 
appropriations.

                          OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE


                         Salaries and Expenses

Appropriations, 2012....................................      $3,817,000
Budget estimate, 2013...................................       4,206,000
House allowance.........................................       3,817,000
Committee recommendation................................       3,817,000

    The Office of Compliance [OOC] is an independent 
nonpartisan agency established to administer and enforce the 
Congressional Accountability Act [CAA]. The OOC administers the 
dispute resolution system established to resolve disagreements 
that arise under the CAA; carries out an education and training 
program for the regulated community on the rights and 
responsibilities of the CAA; and advises Congress on needed 
changes and amendments to the CAA. The OOC General Counsel has 
independent investigatory and enforcement authority for certain 
violations of the CAA.
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,817,000 for 
the salaries and expenses of the OOC, which is identical to the 
fiscal year 2012 appropriation and $389,000 below the fiscal 
year 2013 request.

                      CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE


                         Salaries and Expenses

Appropriations, 2012....................................     $43,787,000
Budget estimate, 2013...................................      44,637,000
House allowance.........................................      44,280,000
Committee recommendation................................      44,637,000

    The Congressional Budget Office [CBO] is responsible for 
providing to the Congress objective, nonpartisan, and timely 
analyses to aid in economic and budgetary decisions on the wide 
array of programs covered by the Federal budget, and the 
information and estimates required for the congressional budget 
process.
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $44,637,000 
for the Congressional Budget Office. The recommendation is 
$850,000 above the fiscal year 2012 appropriation and identical 
to the fiscal year 2013 request.

                        ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL

    The Office of the Architect of the Capitol [AOC] is 
responsible to the United States Congress for the maintenance, 
operation, development, and preservation of 16.5 million square 
feet of buildings and more than 450 acres of land throughout 
the Capitol complex. This includes the Capitol, the Capitol 
Visitor Center, the House and Senate office buildings, the 
Library of Congress buildings, the U.S. Botanic Garden, the 
Capitol Power Plant, and other facilities. The AOC also 
provides professional expertise with regard to the preservation 
of architectural and artistic elements entrusted to its care, 
and provides recommendations concerning design, construction, 
and maintenance of the facilities and grounds.
    The Committee commends the efforts of the Architect of the 
Capitol and the United States Capitol Police [USCP] in 
implementing outdoor recycling programs on the Capitol grounds 
while maintaining security of the complex. The Committee 
encourages the Architect of the Capitol and the USCP to 
continue to collaborate and work together to expand these 
efforts where appropriate in high-traffic areas across the 
Capitol complex.
    The Committee has recommended a funding level of 
$579,816,000 for all activities of the Architect of the 
Capitol. The recommendation is $12,307,000 above the fiscal 
year 2012 appropriation and $88,372,000 below the fiscal year 
2013 request. The Committee has funded only the most urgently 
needed projects.
    The following table compares the Committee recommendation 
for the AOC accounts to the fiscal year 2013 request excluding 
the House Office Buildings account.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Fiscal year 2013      Committee
                           Item                                  request       recommendation      Difference
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
General Administration....................................      $102,601,000      $102,172,000         -$429,000
Capitol Building..........................................        97,072,000        91,170,000        -5,902,000
Capitol Grounds...........................................        18,502,000        15,004,000        -3,498,000
Senate Office Buildings...................................        79,392,000        79,392,000  ................
House Office Buildings....................................       133,964,000       113,964,000           -20,000
Capitol Power Plant.......................................       118,533,000        90,833,000       -27,700,000
Library Buildings and Grounds.............................        53,594,000        30,964,000       -22,630,000
Capitol Police Buildings, Grounds, and Security...........        30,802,000        22,589,000        -8,213,000
Botanic Garden............................................        12,140,000        12,140,000  ................
Capitol Visitor Center....................................        21,588,000        21,588,000  ................
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Total...............................................       668,188,000       579,816,000       -88,372,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                         General Administration

Appropriations, 2012....................................    $101,340,000
Budget estimate, 2013...................................     102,601,000
House allowance.........................................      90,755,000
Committee recommendation................................     102,172,000

    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 Committee recommends an appropriation of $102,172,000 
for general administration. The recommendation is $832,000 
above the fiscal year 2012 appropriation and $429,000 below the 
fiscal year 2013 request. Of the amount recommended, $3,249,000 
shall remain available until September 30, 2017.
    The following table displays the budget detail.

                         GENERAL ADMINISTRATION
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Fiscal Year 2013 Operating Budget

Payroll.................................     $59,128,000     $58,699,000
Administrative..........................       5,257,000       5,257,000
Architectural and Engineering...........       3,417,000       3,417,000
Construction Services...................         170,000         170,000
Curator Services........................         225,000         225,000
Electronic Services.....................         839,000         839,000
Facilities Maintenance..................       1,115,000       1,115,000
Information Resources...................      23,300,000      23,300,000
Inspector General.......................         799,000         799,000
Jurisdiction Centralized Activities--          2,488,000       2,488,000
 hood replacement.......................
Safety, Fire, and Environmental.........       2,614,000       2,614,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      99,352,000      98,923,000

     Fiscal Year 2013 Project Budget

Energy Savings Performance Contract              500,000         500,000
 [ESPC] management program..............
Direct Digital Controls Upgrade, JMMB...       2,150,000       2,150,000
Conservation of the Wall Paintings......         599,000         599,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........       3,249,000       3,249,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Total, General Administration.....     102,601,000     102,172,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                            Capitol Building

Appropriations, 2012....................................     $36,154,000
Budget estimate, 2013...................................      97,072,000
House allowance.........................................      28,591,000
Committee recommendation................................      91,170,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $91,170,000 
for necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and operation 
of the Capitol, which is $55,016,000 above the fiscal year 2012 
appropriation and $5,902,000 below the fiscal year 2013 
request. Of the amount recommended, $4,200,000 shall remain 
available until September 30, 2017 and $61,247,000 shall remain 
available until expended.
    The following table displays the budget detail.

                            CAPITOL BUILDING
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Fiscal Year 2013 Operating Budget

Payroll.................................     $20,904,000     $20,904,000
Facilities Maintenance..................       4,166,000       4,167,000
Furniture Repair........................          50,000          50,000
Jurisdiction Centralized Activities.....         602,000         602,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      25,722,000      25,723,000
                                         ===============================
     Fiscal Year 2013 Project Budget

Dome rehabilitation phase IIA, USC......      61,247,000      61,247,000
Brumidi Corridors Restoration and              5,903,000         700,000
 Conservation Plan......................
Senate Reception Room...................         700,000         700,000
Minor Construction......................       3,500,000       2,800,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........      71,350,000      65,447,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Capitol Building...........      97,073,000      91,170,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                            Capitol Grounds

Appropriations, 2012....................................      $9,852,000
Budget estimate, 2013...................................      18,502,000
House allowance.........................................      17,152,000
Committee recommendation................................      15,004,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $15,004,000 
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. The recommendation is 
$5,152,000 above the fiscal year 2012 appropriation and 
$3,498,000 below the fiscal year 2013 request. Of the amount 
recommended, $5,000,000 shall remain available until September 
30, 2017.
    The following table displays the budget detail:

                             CAPITOL GROUNDS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Fiscal Year 2013 Operating Budget

Payroll.................................      $6,852,000      $6,514,000
Grounds Maintenance.....................       3,722,000       2,922,000
Jurisdiction Centralized Activities.....         628,000         568,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      11,202,000      10,004,000
                                         ===============================
     Fiscal Year 2013 Project Budget

Union Square Stabilization..............       7,300,000       5,000,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Total, Capitol Grounds............      18,502,000      15,004,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                        Senate Office Buildings

Appropriations, 2012....................................     $71,128,000
Budget estimate, 2013...................................      79,392,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................      79,392,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $79,392,000 
for maintenance of the Senate office buildings. The 
recommendation is $8,264,000 above the fiscal year 2012 
appropriation and identical to the fiscal year 2013 request. Of 
the amount recommended, $19,654,000 shall remain available 
until September 30, 2017.
    The following table displays the budget detail:

                         SENATE OFFICE BUILDINGS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Fiscal Year 2013 Operating Budget

Payroll.................................     $41,691,000     $41,691,000
Facilities Maintenance..................       6,102,000       6,102,000
Furniture Repair........................       1,650,000       1,650,000
Jurisdiction Centralized Activities.....      10,295,000      10,295,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      59,738,000      59,738,000
                                         ===============================
     Fiscal Year 2013 Project Budget

Replace Modular Furniture...............         500,000         500,000
Roof and Fall Protection System               11,342,000      11,342,000
 Replacement [HSOB].....................
Network Transformers and Protectors            3,812,000       3,812,000
 Replacement [HSOB].....................
Minor Construction......................       4,000,000       4,000,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........      19,654,000      19,654,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Senate Office Buildings....      79,392,000      79,392,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                         House Office Buildings

Appropriations, 2012....................................    $124,154,000
Budget estimate, 2013...................................     133,964,000
House allowance.........................................     113,964,000
Committee recommendation................................     113,964,000

    The Committee has included funds for maintenance of House 
office buildings at the level recommended by the House in H.R. 
5882. As this item pertains solely to the House, the Committee 
makes no independent judgment on the House allowance.

                          Capitol Power Plant

Appropriations, 2012....................................    $123,229,000
Budget estimate, 2013...................................     118,533,000
House allowance.........................................     108,616,000
Committee recommendation................................      90,833,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $90,833,000 
for the operations of the Capitol Power Plant. This is 
supplemented by $9,000,000 in reimbursements, for a total of 
$99,833,000. The recommendation is $32,396,000 below the fiscal 
year 2012 appropriation and $27,700,000 below the fiscal year 
2013 request. Of the amount provided, $5,000,000 shall remain 
available until September 30, 2017.
    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, the recommended amount 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, is displayed in the following table.

                FISCAL YEAR 2013 ESTIMATED UTILITY COSTS
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               Cost
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Purchase of electrical energy...........................          36,963
Purchase of natural gas.................................          17,734
Purchase of steam.......................................             700
Purchase of chilled water...............................           1,365
Purchase of oil.........................................           2,100
Purchase of solid fuel..................................             450
Water and Sewer payments................................           6,031
Utilities for Postal Square.............................             750
Energy Saving Performance Contracts.....................           8,922
                                                         ---------------
      Total.............................................          75,015
------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

                           CAPITOL POWER PLANT
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                             Amount         Committee
                 Item                      requested      recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Fiscal Year 2013 Operating Budget

Payroll...............................      $9,921,000       $9,921,000
Jurisdiction Centralized Activities...         251,000          251,000
Plant Operations and Maintenance......       9,463,000        9,463,000
Safety, Fire, and Environmental.......         183,000          183,000
Utilities.............................      75,015,000       75,015,000
                                       ---------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget......      94,833,000       94,833,000
                                       =================================
    Fiscal Year 2013 Project Budget

WRPE Chiller Addition, Phase IIA......      26,200,000   ...............
Cogeneration Management Program.......       2,500,000   ...............
Minor Construction....................       4,000,000        5,000,000
                                       ---------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget........      32,700,000        5,000,000
                                       =================================
Offsetting Collections................      (9,000,000)      (9,000,000)
                                       ---------------------------------
      Total, Capitol Power Plant......     118,533,000       90,833,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The Committee recommendation provides no funding for the 
WRPE Chiller Addition, Phase IIA, as sufficient funding is 
available from unobligated balances for that project. The 
Committee would be willing to entertain a reprogramming request 
for this purpose.

                     Library Buildings and Grounds

Appropriations, 2012....................................     $46,876,000
Budget estimate, 2013...................................      53,594,000
House allowance.........................................      30,660,000
Committee recommendation................................      30,964,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $30,964,000 
for the care and maintenance of the Library buildings and 
grounds by the Architect of the Capitol, of which $4,800,000 
shall remain available until September 30, 2017. The 
recommendation is $15,912,000 below the fiscal year 2012 
appropriation and $22,630,000 below the fiscal year 2013 
request.
    The following table displays the budget detail:

                      LIBRARY BUILDING AND GROUNDS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Fiscal Year 2013 Operating Budget

Payroll.................................     $17,404,000     $17,404,000
Facilities Maintenance..................       8,253,000       8,253,000
Grounds Maintenance.....................          70,000          70,000
Jurisdiction Centralized Activities.....         437,000         437,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      26,164,000      26,164,000
                                         ===============================
     Fiscal Year 2013 Project Budget

ABA Space Reorganization JMMB, Phase 4           500,000  ..............
 of 5...................................
Secured Storage Facilities, Phase 4 of 4       2,400,000  ..............
Roof Repairs and Fall Protection                 791,000         800,000
 Replacement Design, TJB................
Fall Protection, JMMB...................       3,622,000  ..............
Collection Storage Module 5.............       5,000,000  ..............
North Exit Stair B, Phase II of II......      13,117,000  ..............
Minor Construction......................       2,000,000       4,000,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........      27,430,000       4,800,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Library Buildings and            53,594,000      30,964,000
       Grounds..........................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

            Capitol Police Buildings, Grounds, and Security

Appropriations, 2012....................................     $21,500,000
Budget estimate, 2013...................................      30,802,000
House allowance.........................................      20,867,000
Committee recommendation................................      22,589,000

    The Committee recommends $22,589,000 for Capitol Police 
Buildings, Grounds, and Security, which is $1,089,000 above the 
fiscal year 2012 appropriation and $8,213,000 below the fiscal 
year 2013 request. Of this amount, $3,500,000 shall remain 
available until September 30, 2017.
    The following table displays the budget detail:

             CAPITOL POLICE BUILDINGS, GROUNDS, AND SECURITY
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Fiscal Year 2013 Operating Budget

Payroll.................................       2,209,000       2,209,000
Facilities Maintenance..................       9,828,000       9,828,000
Furniture Repair........................          75,000          75,000
Jurisdiction Centralized Activities.....       6,977,000       6,977,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      19,089,000      19,089,000
                                         ===============================
     Fiscal Year 2013 Project Budget

Garage Infrastructure--Phase 1..........       7,373,000  ..............
Electrical Distribution Upgrade Design         1,840,000  ..............
 [ACF]..................................
Minor Construction......................       2,500,000       3,500,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........      11,713,000       3,500,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Capitol Police Buildings,        30,802,000      22,589,000
       Grounds, and Security............
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                             Botanic Garden

Appropriations, 2012....................................     $12,000,000
Budget estimate, 2013...................................      12,140,000
House allowance.........................................      10,905,000
Committee recommendation................................      12,140,000

    The Committee recommends $12,140,000 for salaries and 
expenses of the Botanic Garden. The recommendation is $140,000 
above the fiscal year 2012 appropriation and identical to the 
fiscal year 2013 request. Of this amount, $1,082,000 shall 
remain available until September 30, 2017.
    Botanic Garden Gift Shop.--The Botanic Garden hosts more 
than 1 million visitors annually. Interest in the Botanic 
Garden ranges from special exhibits such as the annual orchid 
exhibit, to educational programs, specialized tours, children's 
programs, teacher training workshops, and visitors with an 
appreciation for Botany. In spite of the volume of visitors and 
significant interest in the mission of the Botanic Garden, 
there is no means available to sell educational, or program 
related materials to visitors even though such requests are 
made daily. The Committee directs the Architect of the Capitol 
to provide to the Committees on Appropriation of the House and 
the Senate within 90 days of enactment of this act a 
feasibility study on the creation and operation of a Botanic 
Garden gift shop. Such study should include a cost analysis of 
establishing and operating a gift shop, including: (1) an 
analysis of potential locations or configurations for a gift 
shop; (2) whether a gift shop should operate seasonally, during 
peak visitation, or year-round; (3) a projection of annual 
sales verses expenses; (4) whether there would be a demand for 
gift items relevant to the mission of the Botanic Garden and if 
so what types of items; (5) an analysis of the impact on 
current disposal, recycling and facility maintenance; and (6) 
whether or not a gift shop would be consistent with the mission 
of the Botanic Garden. The Committee does not support any 
proposal advocating for the vending of food.
    The following table displays the budget detail:

                             BOTANIC GARDEN
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Fiscal Year 2013 Operating Budget

Payroll.................................      $6,516,000      $6,516,000
Exhibits................................         313,000         313,000
Facilities Maintenance..................       1,595,000       1,595,000
Grounds Maintenance.....................       1,405,000       1,405,000
Jurisdiction Centralized Activities.....       1,229,000       1,229,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      11,058,000      11,058,000
                                         ===============================
     Fiscal Year 2013 Project Budget
Miscellaneous Improvements..............       1,082,000  ..............
Minor Construction......................  ..............       1,082,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........       1,082,000       1,082,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Botanic Gardens............      12,140,000      12,140,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                         Capitol Visitor Center

Appropriations, 2012....................................     $21,276,000
Budget estimate, 2013...................................      21,588,000
House allowance.........................................      21,276,000
Committee recommendation................................      21,588,000

    The Committee recommends a total of $21,588,000 for the 
operation of the Capitol Visitor Center. The recommendation is 
$312,000 above the fiscal year 2012 appropriation and identical 
to the fiscal year 2013.
    The following table displays the budget detail:

                         CAPITOL VISITOR CENTER
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Fiscal Year 2013 Operating Budget

Payroll.................................     $17,380,000     $17,380,000
Exhibits................................         290,000         290,000
Information Resources...................       1,771,000       1,771,000
Jurisdiction Centralized Activities.....         403,000         403,000
Visitor Services........................       1,744,000       1,744,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      21,588,000      21,588,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Capitol Visitor Center.....      21,588,000      21,588,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                        Administrative Provision

    Sec. 1201. The provision makes permanent a provision 
regarding the Architect of the Capitol and funds available for 
workers compensation payments.

                          LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

    The Library of Congress is the Nation's oldest cultural 
institution and largest repository of human knowledge in the 
world. It is the main research arm of the United States 
Congress. Its mission is to support the Congress in fulfilling 
its constitutional duties and to further the progress of 
knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American 
people. The Library's collections include more than 147 million 
artifactual items (books, photographs, maps, sound recordings, 
films, sheet music, legal materials) in 470 languages. Digital 
technology is transforming the way the Library does its work, 
and the institution plays an important leadership role in 
superimposing digital library collections and services on those 
that are analog based. The Library of Congress houses the 
Congressional Research Service, U.S. Copyright Office, National 
Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Law 
Library of Congress, and numerous other programs and services.
    The Committee recommends a total of $592,244,000 for the 
Library of Congress, an increase of $4,900,000 above the fiscal 
year 2012 appropriation and $11,345,000 below the fiscal year 
2013 request.
    In addition to the appropriation, the Library estimates 
receipts and reimbursements of $41,961,000, funds from gifts 
and trusts totaling $19,346,000 and revolving funds totaling 
$176,958,000. Total funds available to support Library 
operations, including the Architect of the Capitol account, are 
expected to be approximately $862,473,000 in fiscal year 2013 
under the Committee recommendation.
    The following table displays the Committee recommendation 
for the Library of Congress appropriations compared to the 
fiscal year 2012 appropriation and the fiscal year 2013 
request.

  COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF NEW BUDGET (OBLIGATIONAL) AUTHORITY FOR FISCAL YEAR 2012 AND BUDGET ESTIMATES AND AMOUNTS RECOMMENDED IN THE BILL FOR FISCAL
                                                                        YEAR 2013
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                                                                                                                       Committee recommendation compared
                                              Fiscal year 2012  Fiscal year 2013                        Committee                    with
                    Item                           enacted          requested      House allowance   recommendation  -----------------------------------
                                                                                                                        2012 enacted      2013  request
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             LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Total budget, Salaries and Expenses.........     $420,093,000      $430,051,000      $422,024,000      $422,298,000        $2,205,000       $(7,753,000)
Authority to spend receipts.................       (6,350,000)       (6,350,000)       (6,350,000)       (6,350,000)  ................  ................
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      Subtotal, Salaries and Expenses             413,743,000       423,701,000       415,674,000       415,948,000         2,205,000        (7,753,000)
       Appropriation........................
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              COPYRIGHT OFFICE
Total budget, Salaries and Expenses.........       51,650,000        52,772,000        52,136,000        51,909,000           259,000          (863,000)
Authority to spend receipts.................      (35,513,000)      (33,611,000)      (33,611,000)      (33,611,000)        1,902,000   ................
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      Subtotal, Salaries and Expenses              16,137,000        19,161,000        18,525,000        18,298,000         2,161,000          (863,000)
       Appropriation........................
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Congressional Research Service, salaries and      106,790,000       109,205,000       106,790,000       107,324,000           534,000        (1,881,000)
 expenses...................................
Books for the blind and physically                 50,674,000        51,522,000        50,775,000        50,674,000   ................         (848,000)
 handicapped, salaries and expenses.........

      Total Budget Authority................      629,207,000       643,550,000       631,725,000       632,205,000         2,998,000       (11,345,000)
      Total Offsetting Collections..........      (41,863,000)      (39,961,000)      (39,961,000)      (39,961,000)        1,902,000   ................
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      Total Appropriation, Library of             587,344,000       603,589,000       591,764,000       592,244,000         4,900,000       (11,345,000)
       Congress.............................
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                         Salaries and Expenses

Appropriations, 2012:
    Salaries and expenses...............................    $420,093,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................       6,350,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................     413,743,000
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Budget estimate, 2013:
    Salaries and expenses...............................     430,051,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................       6,350,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................     423,701,000
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House allocation:
    Salaries and expenses...............................     422,024,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................       6,350,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................     415,674,000
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                    ____________________________________________________
Committee recommendation:
    Salaries and expenses...............................     422,298,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................       6,350,000
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                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................     415,948,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $415,948,000 
for salaries and expenses of the Library of Congress and 
approves authority to spend receipts of $6,350,000 in fiscal 
year 2013, for a total of $422,298,000. The recommendation is 
$2,205,000 above the fiscal year 2012 appropriation and 
$7,753,000 below the fiscal year 2013 request. This amount 
provides for 2,342 FTEs, which may be shifted among PPAs within 
this appropriation. The amount recommended includes $3,653,000 
for the National Digital Information Infrastructure and 
Preservation Program; $6,959,000 for the Digital Collections 
and Education Curricula Program; and $14,126,000 for the 
Investment in Technical Infrastructure Initiative.

                            Copyright Office


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2012:
    Salaries and expenses...............................     $51,650,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................      35,513,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................      16,137,000
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Budget estimate, 2013:
    Salaries and expenses...............................      52,772,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................      33,611,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................      19,161,000
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House allocation:
    Salaries and expenses...............................      52,136,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................      33,611,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................      18,525,000
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Committee recommendation:
    Salaries and expenses...............................      51,909,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................      33,611,000
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                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................      18,298,000

    The Committee recommends the direct appropriation of 
$18,298,000 for the Copyright Office and approves authority to 
spend receipts of $33,611,000 in fiscal year 2013, for a total 
of $51,909,000. The recommendation is $259,000 above the fiscal 
year 2012 appropriation and $863,000 below the fiscal year 2013 
request.

                     Congressional Research Service


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2012....................................    $106,790,000
Budget estimate, 2013...................................     109,205,000
House allowance.........................................     106,790,000
Committee recommendation................................     107,324,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $107,324,000 
for the Congressional Research Service. The recommendation is 
$534,000 above the fiscal year 2012 appropriation and 
$1,881,000 below the fiscal year 2013 request.

             Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2012....................................     $50,674,000
Budget estimate, 2013...................................      51,522,000
House allowance.........................................      50,775,000
Committee recommendation................................      50,674,000

    This appropriation supports a national reading program for 
eligible blind and physically handicapped residents of the 
United States and U.S. citizens living overseas. Books and 
magazines in braille and various recorded formats are produced 
by the National Library Service 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, Puerto Rico, and the 
U.S. Virgin Islands house and circulate books and magazines to 
eligible readers. Eighty-one subregional libraries in 15 
States, and Guam, assist at the local public library level. 
Fifty-three of the regional libraries and four separate 
cooperating agencies distribute sound reproducers. Two multi-
State centers, under contract to the National Library Service, 
store and distribute books and other materials in their 
geographical region. The program supports a readership of 
approximately 900,000.
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $50,674,000 
for salaries and expenses for Books for the Blind and 
Physically Handicapped. The recommendation is identical to the 
fiscal year 2012 appropriation and $848,000 below the fiscal 
year 2013 request. The amount recommended includes $605,150 to 
continue to provide newspapers to blind and physically 
handicapped individuals.

                       Administrative Provisions

    Sec. 1301. The Committee has included a routine 
administrative provision regarding reimbursable and revolving 
funds carried in prior years.
    Sec. 1302. Provides permanent authority to transfer funds 
between Library of Congress accounts, subject to the approval 
of the Committees on Appropriations.
    Sec. 1303. This provision amends the revolving fund 
statutes to allow the Library to charge outside entities for 
services to recover costs.
    Sec. 1304. This provision amends the gift statute to allow 
the Librarian to accept services and in-kind gifts for 
immediate use.
    Sec. 1305. This provision amends the 1931 statute that 
established the National Library Service for the Blind and 
Physically Handicapped changing the terminology of eligibility 
under the act. The provision does not expand the eligibility 
for the Library's NLS program. The NLS services that the 
Library and its local and regional network partners provide 
will continue to be limited to blind and physically handicapped 
residents of the United States who are unable to read normal 
printed material.

                       GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE


                   Congressional Printing and Binding

Appropriations, 2012....................................     $90,700,000
Budget estimate, 2013...................................      83,632,000
House allowance.........................................      83,632,000
Committee recommendation................................      83,632,000

    The U.S. Government Printing Office's [GPO] core mission 
dates to 1813 when Congress determined the need to make 
information regarding the work of the three branches of 
Government available to all Americans. GPO is the Federal 
Government's primary centralized resource for gathering, 
cataloging, producing, providing and preserving published 
information in all its forms. By law and tradition, the GPO's 
mission is to provide expert publishing and printing services 
to all three branches of Government; to provide, in partnership 
with Federal depository libraries, permanent public access to 
the printed and electronic information products of the Federal 
Government; and to sell copies of authentic printed and 
electronic documents and other government information products 
to the public. The Committee recommendation reflects a 12.4 
percent reduction in overall funding for the GPO from the 
fiscal year 2012 enacted level.
    The Committee recommends $83,632,000 for congressional 
printing and binding. The recommendation is $7,068,000 below 
the fiscal year 2012 appropriation and identical to the 2013 
request.
    The following table compares the component categories 
within this account for fiscal year 2012 and the fiscal year 
2013 request. The Committee has not recommended separate 
amounts for each activity in order to give the GPO the 
flexibility to meet changing requirements.

                                       CONGRESSIONAL PRINTING AND BINDING
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                                                             Appropriations
                                                                  2012         Requested 2013   Recommended 2013
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Congressional Record Program..............................      $30,114,000        $24,583,000  ................
Miscellaneous publications................................        4,725,000          4,374,000  ................
U.S. Code.................................................  ................         3,542,000  ................
Miscellaneous printing and services.......................       17,350,000         13,970,000  ................
Details to Congress.......................................        4,050,000          4,212,000  ................
Document envelopes and document franks....................        1,670,000          1,196,000  ................
Business and committee calendars..........................        6,014,000          3,038,000  ................
Bills, resolutions, and amendments........................        6,799,000          5,905,000  ................
Committee reports.........................................        2,816,000          2,667,000  ................
Documents.................................................        1,699,000          2,192,000  ................
Hearings..................................................       20,536,000         18,987,000  ................
Committee prints..........................................        1,844,000          1,984,000  ................
Prior-year shortfalls, estimated..........................       -6,917,000         -3,018,000  ................
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      Total...............................................       90,700,000         83,632,000       $83,632,000
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                 Office of Superintendent of Documents


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2012....................................     $35,000,000
Budget estimate, 2013...................................      34,728,000
House allowance.........................................      34,728,000
Committee recommendation................................      34,728,000

    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.
    The Committee recommends $34,728,000 for salaries and 
expenses of the Office of the Superintendent of Documents. The 
recommendation is $272,000 below the fiscal year 2012 
appropriation and identical to the fiscal year 2013 request.

               Government Printing Office Revolving Fund

Appropriations, 2012....................................        $500,000
Budget estimate, 2013...................................       7,840,000
House allowance.........................................       4,096,000
Committee recommendation................................       7,840,000

    The Committee recommends $7,840,000 for the Government 
Printing Office [GPO] Revolving Fund. The recommendation is 
$7,340,000 above the fiscal year 2012 appropriation and 
identical to the fiscal year 2013 request. The Committee notes 
that approximately 70 percent of the GPO's budget represents 
the prepress cost of congressional publications for online 
access and print production. The Committee commends the GPO for 
its willingness to work with less funding as their workload 
increases due to the demands of the Congress. One reason the 
GPO is able to meet the increased work demands and continually 
reduce costs is through its constant focus on capital 
investments to modernize information systems, production 
equipment, and major facility repairs. The Committee supports 
continued investment in the Revolving Fund as the most 
efficient solution to both cutting costs and ensuring efficient 
online access to government documents. The Committee supports 
the GPO's continued development of its Federal Digital System 
and its Business Information System given that these efforts 
continue to reduce costs.

                    GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE


                         Salaries and Expenses

Appropriations, 2012....................................    $511,296,000
Budget estimate, 2013...................................     526,233,000
House allowance.........................................     519,802,000
Committee recommendation................................     513,842,000

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office [GAO] is an 
independent nonpartisan agency that was established by the 
Budget and Accounting Act of 1921, to act as an auditor for 
Congress and investigate how the Federal Government spends 
taxpayer dollars.
    The function of the GAO includes auditing agency operations 
to determine whether Federal funds are being spent efficiently 
and effectively; investigating allegations of illegal and 
improper activities; reporting on how well Government programs 
and policies are meeting their objectives; performing policy 
analyses and outlining options for congressional consideration 
and issuing legal decisions and opinions, such as bid protest 
rulings and reports on agency rules.
    The Committee recommends funding of $513,842,000 for 
salaries and expenses of the Government Accountability Office. 
The recommendation is $2,546,000 above the fiscal year 2012 
appropriation and $12,391,000 below the fiscal year 2013 
request. Additionally, $24,318,000 is authorized in offsetting 
collections derived from rent receipts and reimbursements for 
conducting financial audits of Government corporations, for a 
total of $538,160,000, which is a net increase of $4,560,000 
above the fiscal year 2012 appropriation.

                        Administrative Provision

    Sec. 1401. The provision provides the Government 
Accountability Office [GAO], starting in fiscal year 2013 and 
each year thereafter, with the authority to reimburse the 
Department of Labor for workers compensation claims for GAO 
employees for prior years using available balances from expired 
GAO appropriations.

                OPEN WORLD LEADERSHIP CENTER TRUST FUND

Appropriations, 2012....................................     $10,000,000
Budget estimate, 2013...................................      10,000,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................      10,000,000

    The Committee recommends $10,000,000 as a payment to the 
Open World Leadership Center Trust Fund, which is identical to 
the fiscal year 2012 appropriation and the fiscal year 2013 
request. 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, 2012....................................        $430,000
Budget estimate, 2013...................................         430,000
House allowance.........................................................
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 (sections 201-209), 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 authorizes the Architect of the Capitol to 
maintain certain property.
    Section 208 prohibits unauthorized transfers of funds to 
other agencies.
    Section 209 ensures continuation of the staff-led tours of 
the Capitol.
    Section 210 ensures commercial use of Union Square, if the 
activity is similar to the types of commercial activity 
permitted prior to the transfer from the National Park Service.

  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 August 2, 2012, 
the Committee ordered favorably reported a bill (H.R. 5882) 
making appropriations for the legislative branch for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2013, and for other purposes, with an 
amendment in the nature of a substitute, provided that the bill 
be subject to further amendment and that the bill be consistent 
with its spending allocations, by a recorded vote of 22-8, a 
quorum being present. The vote was as follows:
        Yeas                          Nays
Chairman Inouye                     Mr. McConnell
Mr. Leahy                           Mr. Alexander
Mr. Harkin                          Ms. Murkowski
Ms. Mikulski                        Mr. Graham
Mr. Kohl                            Mr. Blunt
Mrs. Murray                         Mr. Moran
Mrs. Feinstein                      Mr. Hoeven
Mr. Durbin                          Mr. Johnson (WI)
Mr. Johnson (SD)
Ms. Landrieu
Mr. Reed
Mr. Lautenberg
Mr. Nelson
Mr. Pryor
Mr. Tester
Mr. Brown
Mr. Cochran
Mr. Shelby
Mrs. Hutchison
Ms. Collins
Mr. Kirk
Mr. Coats

 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


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


Sec. 95b. Transfers of amounts appropriated for House

(a) Transfers among categories of allowances and expenses

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(c) Transfers among various appropriations headings

        (1) * * *
        (2) The headings referred to in paragraph (1) are 
        ``House Leadership Offices'', ``Members' 
        Representational Allowances'', ``Committee Employees'', 
        ``Salaries, Officers and Employees'', [and ``Allowances 
        and Expenses''] ``Allowances and Expenses'', the 
        heading for any joint committee under the heading 
        ``Joint Items'' (to the extent that amounts 
        appropriated for the joint committee are disbursed by 
        the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of 
        Representatives), and ``Office of the Attending 
        Physician''.

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Sec. 95d. Account in House of Representatives for Employees' 
                    Compensation Fund

(a) Establishment

    There is hereby established an account in the House of 
Representatives for purposes of making payments of the House of 
Representatives to the Employees' Compensation Fund under 
section 8147 of title 5[.], and for reimbursing the Secretary 
of Labor for any amounts paid with respect to unemployment 
compensation payments for former employees of the House.

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                     CHAPTER 5--LIBRARY OF CONGRESS


Sec. 135a. Books and sound-reproduction records for blind and other 
                    physically handicapped residents; annual 
                    appropriations; purchases

    There is authorized to be appropriated annually to the 
Library of Congress, in addition to appropriations otherwise 
made to said Library, such sums for expenditure under the 
direction of the Librarian of Congress as may be necessary to 
provide books published either in raised characters, on sound-
reproduction recordings or in any other form, and for purchase, 
maintenance, and replacement of reproducers for such sound 
reproduction recordings, for the use of the blind and for 
[other physically handicapped residents] other persons with 
disabilities who are residents of the United States, including 
the several States, Territories, insular possessions, and the 
District of Columbia, all of which books, recordings, and 
reproducers will remain the property of the Library of Congress 
but will be loaned to blind and to [other physically 
handicapped readers] other persons with disabilities certified 
by competent authority as unable to read normal printed 
material [as a result of physical limitations] as a result of 
disability, under regulations prescribed by the Librarian of 
Congress for this service. In the purchase of books in either 
raised characters or in sound-reproduction recordings the 
Librarian of Congress, without reference to the provisions of 
section 6101 of title 41, shall give preference to nonprofit-
making institutions or agencies whose activities are primarily 
concerned with the blind and with [other physically handicapped 
persons] other persons with disabilities, in all cases where 
the prices or bids submitted by such institutions or agencies 
are, by said Librarian, under all the circumstances and needs 
involved, determined to be fair and reasonable.

Sec. 135b. Local and regional centers; preference to blind and other 
                    physically handicapped veterans; rules and 
                    regulations; authorization of appropriations

    (a) * * *
    (b) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the lending 
of such books, recordings, and reproducers under the direction 
of the Librarian of Congress as described in the first section 
shall be for the use of blind and other physically handicapped 
residents of the United States, including the several States, 
Territories, and insular possessions and the District of 
Columbia.
    [(b)] (c) There are authorized to be appropriated such sums 
as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this section.
    Sec. 3. For the purpose of this Act--
            (1) the term ``disability'' means a disability as 
        defined under section 3 of the Americans with 
        Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12102); and
            (2) the term ``competent authority'' means--
                    (A) a doctor of medicine, doctor of 
                osteopathy, ophthalmologist, optometrist, 
                registered nurse, therapist, professional staff 
                of a hospital, social or case worker for a 
                public welfare agency, psychologist, 
                educational diagnostician, rehabilitation 
                teacher, superintendent, reading specialist, or 
                professional librarian; or
                    (B) a special educator or other person 
                whose competence under specific circumstances 
                is acceptable to the Librarian of Congress.

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Sec. 160. Disbursement of gifts, etc., to Library

    (a) In General.--Nothing in sections 154 to 162 and 163\1\ 
of this title shall be construed as prohibiting or restricting 
the Librarian of Congress from accepting [in the name of the 
United States and in the interest of the Library, its 
collections, or its service, gifts or bequests of personal 
property, nonpersonal services, voluntary and uncompensated 
personal services, or money for immediate disbursement.] in the 
name of the United States and in the interest of the Library, 
its collections, or its service, gifts or bequests of money for 
immediate disbursement, personal property, non-personal 
services, or voluntary and uncompensated personal services. 
Such gifts or bequests of money, after acceptance by the 
librarian, shall be paid by the donor or his representative to 
the Treasurer of the United States, whose receipts shall be 
their acquittance. In the case of a gift of securities, the 
librarian shall sell the securities and provide the donor with 
a receipt from the proceeds of the sale. In the case of a gift 
of securities, the librarian shall sell the securities and 
provide the donor with a receipt from the proceeds of the sale. 
The Treasurer of the United States shall [enter them] enter the 
gift, bequest, or proceeds in a special account to the credit 
of the Library of Congress and subject to disbursement by the 
librarian for the purposes in each case specified. The 
librarian shall make an annual public report regarding gifts 
accepted under this section.
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                       CHAPTER 29--CAPITOL POLICE


             SUBCHAPTER I--ORGANIZATION AND ADMINISTRATION


                            Part A--General


Sec. 1907. Transfer of disbursing function

(a) In general

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[(f) Worker's compensation

        [(1) Account

            [There shall be established a separate account in 
        the Capitol Police for purposes of making payments for 
        employees of the Capitol Police under section 8147 of 
        title 5.

        [(2) Payments without fiscal year limitation

            [Notwithstanding any other provision of law, 
        payments may be made from the account established under 
        paragraph (1) of this subsection without regard to the 
        fiscal year for which the obligation to make such 
        payments is incurred.]

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                    SUBCHAPTER II--POWERS AND DUTIES


Sec. 1961. Policing of Capitol Buildings and Grounds

(a) * * *

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(d) For purposes of this section, ``United States Capitol 
Buildings and Grounds'' shall include the Library of Congress 
buildings and grounds described under section 167j of this 
title, 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.
    (e) For purposes of this Act, ``United States Capitol 
Buildings and Grounds'' shall include the property transferred 
to the Architect of the Capitol under section 1202 of title I 
of division G of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 
(Public Law 112-74).
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            TITLE 40--PUBLIC BUILDINGS, PROPERTY, AND WORKS


                     PART B--UNITED STATES CAPITOL


                SUBTITLE II--PUBLIC BUILDINGS AND WORKS

        CHAPTER 51--UNITED STATES CAPITOL BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS

Sec.
5101. Definition.
5102. Legal description and jurisdiction of United States Capitol 
          Grounds.
5103. Restrictions on public use of United States Capitol Grounds.
5104. Unlawful activities.
5105. Assistance to authorities by Capitol employees.
5106. Suspension of prohibitions.
5107. Concerts on grounds.
5108. Audit of private organizations.
5109. Penalties.
5110. Use of Union Square.

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

    (a) Legal Description.--The United States Capitol Grounds 
comprises all squares, reservations, streets, roadways, walks, 
and other areas as defined on a map entitled ``Map showing 
areas comprising United States Capitol Grounds'', dated June 
25, 1946, approved by the Architect of the Capitol, and 
recorded in the Office of the Surveyor of the District of 
Columbia in book 127, page 8, including all additions added by 
law after June 25, 1946.

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    (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 2 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).
    (e) For purposes of this Act, ``United States Capitol 
Buildings and Grounds'' shall include the property transferred 
to the Architect of the Capitol under section 1202 of title I 
of division G of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 
(Public Law 112-74).

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


Sec. 5109. Penalties

    (a) Firearms, Dangerous Weapons, Explosives, or Incendiary 
Device Offenses.--An individual or group violating section 
5104(e)(1) of this title, or attempting to commit a violation, 
shall be fined under title 18, imprisoned for not more than 
five years, or both.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    (c) Procedure.--
            (1) In general.--An action for a violation of this 
        chapter or section 9, 9A, 9B, 9C or 14 of the Act of 
        July 31, 1946 (ch. 707, 60 Stat. 719, 720), including 
        an attempt or a conspiracy to commit a violation, shall 
        be brought by the Attorney General in the name of the 
        United States. This chapter and sections 9, 9A, 9B, 9C 
        and 14 do not supersede any provision of federal law or 
        the laws of the District of Columbia. Where the conduct 
        violating this chapter or section 9, 9A, 9B, 9C or 14 
        also violates federal law or the laws of the District 
        of Columbia, both violations may be joined in a single 
        action.
            (2) Venue.-- * * *
            (3) Amount of penalty.--The penalty which may be 
        imposed on a person convicted in an action under this 
        subsection is the highest penalty authorized by any of 
        the laws the defendant is convicted of violating.

Sec. 5110. Use of Union Square

    (a) Definition.--In this section, the term ``Union Square'' 
means the property transferred to the Architect of the Capitol 
under section 1202 of title I of division G of the Consolidated 
Appropriations Act, 2012 (Public Law 112-74).
    (b) Commercial Permitting.--Notwithstanding sections 5102, 
5103, 5104, 5105, 5106, and 5109, and in accordance with the 
regulations promulgated under subsection (f), the Capitol 
Police may issue a permit authorizing a person to engage in 
commercial activity in Union Square in a manner that will not 
interfere with Congress.
    (c) Fees.--
            (1) In general.--In accordance with the regulations 
        promulgated under subsection (f)(2), the Capitol Police 
        may collect--
                    (A) fees for the processing of an 
                application to use Union Square, including any 
                administrative and personnel costs incurred by 
                the Capitol Police or the Architect of the 
                Capitol; and
                    (B) fees for the use of Union Square, 
                including all costs incurred by the Capitol 
                Police or the Architect of the Capitol 
                resulting from the use of Union Square, 
                including the costs to monitor the permitted 
                activity.
            (2) Establishment of fees by capitol police.--
                    (A) In general.--The Capitol Police, after 
                consultation with the Architect of the Capitol, 
                shall establish the amount of the fees 
                authorized under paragraph (1).
                    (B) Adjustment.--The Capitol Police shall 
                periodically review and, subject to approval by 
                the Committee on Rules and Administration of 
                the Senate and the Committee on House 
                Administration of the House of Representatives, 
                adjust the amount of the fees authorized under 
                paragraph (1), as necessary.
    (d) Account, Deposits, Disbursements, and Transfers.--
            (1) Account.--There is established in the Treasury 
        of the United States an account for the Capitol Police 
        to be known as the ``Union Square Commercial Activities 
        Account'' (in this section referred to as the ``Union 
        Square Account'').
            (2) Deposits in the union square account.--There 
        shall be deposited in the Union Square Account all 
        amounts received from the fees collected under 
        subsection (c).
            (3) Use of monies.--The amounts in the Union Square 
        Account shall be available without fiscal year 
        limitation or further appropriation for disbursement by 
        the Capitol Police to defray expenses associated with 
        Union Square and to reimburse the Architect of the 
        Capitol under paragraph (4).
            (4) Reimbursement and transfer authority.--
                    (A) Reimbursement of the architect of the 
                capitol.--The Capitol Police shall transfer 
                from the Union Square Account to the 
                appropriations account appropriated under the 
                heading ``Capitol Grounds'' under the heading 
                ``ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL'' an amount equal to 
                the costs incurred by the Architect of the 
                Capitol relating to the use of Union Square.
                    (B) Transfer to other accounts.--The 
                Capitol Police may transfer from the Union 
                Square Account to any applicable appropriations 
                accounts of the Capitol Police amounts 
                necessary to reimburse the accounts for costs 
                incurred relating to the use of Union Square.
                    (C) Availability.--Any amounts transferred 
                under this paragraph shall be available for the 
                same purpose as the appropriation account to 
                which such sums are transferred and shall 
                remain available until expended.
    (e) Audit.--As determined appropriate by the Inspector 
General of the Capitol Police or the Inspector General of the 
Architect of the Capitol, or as directed by the Committee on 
House Administration of the House of Representatives or the 
Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate, either 
such Inspector General shall audit the Union Square Account.
    (f) Regulations.--Subject to approval by the Committee on 
Rules and Administration of the Senate and the Committee on 
House Administration of the House of Representatives, the 
Capitol Police Board shall promulgate regulations relating to 
the use of Union Square for commercial activity, which shall--
            (1) describe the types of commercial activity 
        authorized (which shall be substantially similar to the 
        types of commercial activity permitted in Union Square 
        on the day before the date of enactment of the 
        Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 (Public Law 112-
        74)); and
            (2) provide for the payment of fees and costs that 
        are substantially similar to those collected by the 
        National Park Service on the day before the date of 
        enactment of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012 
        (Public Law 112-74)).
                                ------                                


LIBRARY OF CONGRESS FISCAL OPERATIONS IMPROVEMENT ACT, 2000, PUBLIC LAW 
                                106-481


              TITLE I--LIBRARY OF CONGRESS REVOLVING FUNDS

SEC. 101. REVOLVING FUND FOR AUDIO AND VIDEO [DUPLICATION] SERVICES 
                    ASSOCIATED WITH AUDIOVISUAL CONSERVATION CENTER.

    (a) Establishment.--There is hereby established in the 
Treasury a revolving fund for audio and video [duplication and 
delivery services provided by] the following programs and 
activities of the Librarian of Congress (hereafter in this Act 
referred to as the ``Librarian'') which are associated with the 
national audiovisual conservation center established under the 
Act entitled ``An Act to authorize acquisition of certain real 
property for the Library of Congress, and for other purposes'', 
approved December 15, 1997 (Public Law 105-144; 2 U.S.C. 141 
note)[.]:
            (1) Services related to duplication and 
        preservation of audiovisual materials and associated 
        collections.
            (2) Storage and delivery of audiovisual materials 
        and associated collections.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


SEC. 102. [REVOLVING FUND FOR GIFT SHOP, DECIMAL CLASSIFICATION, PHOTO 
                    DUPLICATION, AND RELATED SERVICES] REVOLVING FUND 
                    FOR SALES SHOP AND OTHER SERVICES.

    (a) Establishment.-- * * *
            (1) Decimal classification development.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

            (4) Document reproduction and microfilming 
        services.
            (5) Traveling exhibitions and exhibition materials.
            (6) Training.

                        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]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                  Budget authority               Outlays
                                                             ---------------------------------------------------
                                                               Committee    Amount  in   Committee    Amount  in
                                                               allocation      bill      allocation      bill
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Comparison of amounts in the bill with Committee allocations
 to its subcommittees of amounts in the budget resolution
 for 2013: Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch:
    Mandatory...............................................          140          140          140       \1\140
    Discretionary...........................................        4,420        4,320        4,460     \1\4,351
        Security............................................  ...........  ...........           NA           NA
        Nonsecurity.........................................        4,420        4,320           NA           NA
Projections of outlays associated with the recommendation:
    2013....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........     \2\3,583
    2014....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........          480
    2015....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........          138
    2016....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........           43
    2017 and future years...................................  ...........  ...........  ...........           28
Financial assistance to State and local governments for                NA  ...........           NA  ...........
 2013.......................................................

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\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 2012 AND BUDGET ESTIMATES AND AMOUNTS RECOMMENDED IN THE BILL FOR FISCAL
                                                                        YEAR 2013
                                                                [In thousands of dollars]
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                       Senate Committee recommendation compared with  (+
                                                                                                                             or -)
               Item                      2012       Budget estimate  House allowance     Committee    --------------------------------------------------
                                    appropriation                                      recommendation        2012
                                                                                                        appropriation   Budget estimate  House allowance
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

   TITLE I--LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

              SENATE

Expense allowances:
    Vice President...............              19               19   ...............              19   ...............  ...............             +19
    President Pro Tempore of the               38               38   ...............              38   ...............  ...............             +38
     Senate......................
    Majority Leader of the Senate              40               40   ...............              40   ...............  ...............             +40
    Minority Leader of the Senate              40               40   ...............              40   ...............  ...............             +40
    Majority Whip of the Senate..              10               10   ...............              10   ...............  ...............             +10
    Minority Whip of the Senate..              10               10   ...............              10   ...............  ...............             +10
    Chairman of the Majority                    5                5   ...............               5   ...............  ...............              +5
     Conference Committee........
    Chairman of the Minority                    5                5   ...............               5   ...............  ...............              +5
     Conference Committee........
    Chairman of the Majority                    5                5   ...............               5   ...............  ...............              +5
     Policy Committee............
    Chairman of the Minority                    5                5   ...............               5   ...............  ...............              +5
     Policy Committee............
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, expense                       177              177   ...............             177   ...............  ...............            +177
       allowances................

Representation allowances for the              28               28   ...............              28   ...............  ...............             +28
 Majority and Minority Leaders...
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Expense allowances               205              205   ...............             205   ...............  ...............            +205
       and representation........

 Salaries, Officers and Employees

Office of the Vice President.....           2,361            2,370   ...............           2,370               +9   ...............          +2,370
Office of the President Pro                   705              708   ...............             708               +3   ...............            +708
 Tempore.........................
Offices of the Majority and                 5,202            5,222   ...............           5,222              +20   ...............          +5,222
 Minority Leaders................
Offices of the Majority and                 3,281            3,295   ...............           3,295              +14   ...............          +3,295
 Minority Whips..................
Committee on Appropriations......          14,864           14,864   ...............          14,864   ...............  ...............         +14,864
Conference committees............           3,238            3,252   ...............           3,252              +14   ...............          +3,252
Offices of the Secretaries of the             797              797   ...............             797   ...............  ...............            +797
 Conference of the Majority and
 the Conference of the Minority..
Policy Committees................           3,308            3,322   ...............           3,322              +14   ...............          +3,322
Office of the Chaplain...........             406              408   ...............             408               +2   ...............            +408
Office of the Secretary..........          24,194           24,285   ...............          24,695             +501             +410          +24,695
Office of the Sergeant at Arms             73,000           75,274   ...............          73,000   ...............          -2,274          +73,000
 and Doorkeeper..................
Offices of the Secretaries for              1,722            1,730   ...............           1,730               +8   ...............          +1,730
 the Majority and Minority.......
Agency contributions and related           42,684           46,540   ...............          44,540           +1,856           -2,000          +44,540
 expenses........................
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Salaries, officers           175,762          182,067   ...............         178,203           +2,441           -3,864         +178,203
       and employees.............

Office of the Legislative Counsel
          of the Senate

Salaries and expenses............           6,995            7,022   ...............           7,022              +27   ...............          +7,022

  Office of Senate Legal Counsel

Salaries and expenses............           1,449            1,455   ...............           1,455               +6   ...............          +1,455

Expense Allowances of the                      28               28   ...............              28   ...............  ...............             +28
 Secretary of the Senate,
 Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper
 of the Senate, and Secretaries
 for the Majority and Minority of
 the Senate: Expenses allowances.

Contingent Expenses of the Senate

Inquiries and investigations.....         131,306          138,000   ...............         133,932           +2,626           -4,068         +133,932
Expenses of United States Senate              488              520   ...............             488   ...............             -32             +488
 Caucus on International
 Narcotics Control...............
Secretary of the Senate..........           5,816            5,816   ...............           6,350             +534             +534           +6,350
Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper           130,722          130,173   ...............         128,910           -1,812           -1,263         +128,910
 of the Senate...................
Miscellaneous items..............          19,360           19,360   ...............          20,260             +900             +900          +20,260
Senators' Official Personnel and          396,180          425,569   ...............         394,202           -1,978          -31,367         +394,202
 Office Expense Account..........

       Official Mail Costs

Expenses.........................             281              300   ...............             281   ...............             -19             +281
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Contingent expenses          684,153          719,738   ...............         684,423             +270          -35,315         +684,423
       of the Senate.............

      Total, Senate..............         868,592          910,515   ...............         871,336           +2,744          -39,179         +871,336

     HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

      Salaries and Expenses

     House Leadership Offices

Office of the Speaker............           6,943            6,943            6,943            6,943   ...............  ...............  ...............
Office of the Majority Floor                2,278            2,278            2,278            2,278   ...............  ...............  ...............
 Leader..........................
Office of the Minority Floor                7,433            7,433            7,433            7,433   ...............  ...............  ...............
 Leader..........................
Office of the Majority Whip......           1,971            1,971            1,971            1,971   ...............  ...............  ...............
Office of the Minority Whip......           1,525            1,525            1,525            1,525   ...............  ...............  ...............
Republican Conference............           1,573            1,573            1,573            1,573   ...............  ...............  ...............
Democratic Caucus................           1,554            1,554            1,554            1,554   ...............  ...............  ...............
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, House Leadership           23,277           23,277           23,277           23,277   ...............  ...............  ...............
       Offices...................

   Transition to Calendar Year
             Funding

Office of the Speaker............           1,736   ...............  ...............  ...............          -1,736   ...............  ...............
Office of the Majority Floor                  569   ...............  ...............  ...............            -569   ...............  ...............
 Leader..........................
Office of the Minority Floor                1,858   ...............  ...............  ...............          -1,858   ...............  ...............
 Leader..........................
Office of the Majority Whip......             493   ...............  ...............  ...............            -493   ...............  ...............
Office of the Minority Whip......             381   ...............  ...............  ...............            -381   ...............  ...............
Republican Conference............             393   ...............  ...............  ...............            -393   ...............  ...............
Democratic Caucus................             388   ...............  ...............  ...............            -388   ...............  ...............
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Transition to               5,818   ...............  ...............  ...............          -5,818   ...............  ...............
       Calendar Year Funding.....

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

Expenses.........................         573,939          573,939          573,939          573,939   ...............  ...............  ...............

       Committee Employees

Standing Committees, Special and          125,965          126,365          125,965          125,965   ...............            -400   ...............
 Select..........................
Committee on Appropriations                26,666           26,666           26,666           26,666   ...............  ...............  ...............
 (including studies and
 investigations).................
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Committee                 152,631          153,031          152,631          152,631   ...............            -400   ...............
       employees.................

 Salaries, Officers and Employees

Office of the Clerk..............          26,114           22,370           22,370           22,370           -3,744   ...............  ...............
Office of the Sergeant at Arms...          12,585           13,828           12,585           12,585   ...............          -1,243   ...............
Office of the Chief                       116,782          116,782          116,782          116,782   ...............  ...............  ...............
 Administrative Officer..........
Office of the Inspector General..           5,045            4,692            4,692            4,692             -353   ...............  ...............
Office of General Counsel........           1,415            1,415            1,415            1,415   ...............  ...............  ...............
Office of the Chaplain...........             179              179              179              179   ...............  ...............  ...............
Office of the Parliamentarian....           2,060            2,060            2,060            2,060   ...............  ...............  ...............
    Office of the Parliamentarian          (1,466)          (1,466)          (1,466)          (1,466)  ...............  ...............  ...............
    Compilation of precedents of             (594)            (594)            (594)            (594)  ...............  ...............  ...............
     the House of Representatives
Office of the Law Revision                  3,258            3,258            3,258            3,258   ...............  ...............  ...............
 Counsel of the House............
Office of the Legislative Counsel           8,814            8,814            8,814            8,814   ...............  ...............  ...............
 of the House....................
Office of Interparliamentary                  859              859              859              859   ...............  ...............  ...............
 Affairs.........................
Other authorized employees.......             347              485              485              485             +138   ...............  ...............
Office of the Historian..........             170              170              170              170   ...............  ...............  ...............
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Salaries,                 177,628          174,912          173,669          173,669           -3,959           -1,243   ...............
       officers and employees....

     Allowances and Expenses

Supplies, materials,                        3,696            3,696            3,696            3,696   ...............  ...............  ...............
 administrative costs and Federal
 tort claims.....................
Official mail for committees,                 201              201              201              201   ...............  ...............  ...............
 leadership offices, and
 administrative offices of the
 House...........................
Government contributions.........         264,848          270,905          272,548          272,548           +7,700           +1,643   ...............
Business Continuity and Disaster           17,112           17,112           17,112           17,112   ...............  ...............  ...............
 Recovery........................
Transition activities............           1,722            4,125            4,125            4,125           +2,403   ...............  ...............
Wounded Warrior program..........           2,500            2,175            2,175            2,175             -325   ...............  ...............
Office of Congressional Ethics...           1,548            1,548            1,548            1,548   ...............  ...............  ...............
Miscellaneous items..............             760              760              760              760   ...............  ...............  ...............
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Allowances and            292,387          300,522          302,165          302,165           +9,778           +1,643   ...............
       expenses..................
      Total, House of                   1,225,680        1,225,681        1,225,681        1,225,681               +1   ...............  ...............
       Representatives...........

           JOINT ITEMS

Joint Economic Committee.........           4,203            4,219            4,203            4,203   ...............             -16   ...............
Joint Congressional Committee on            1,237   ...............  ...............  ...............          -1,237   ...............  ...............
 Inaugural Ceremonies............
Joint Committee on Taxation......          10,004           10,004           10,004           10,004   ...............  ...............  ...............

Office of the Attending Physician

Medical supplies, equipment,                3,400            3,433            3,467            3,400   ...............             -33              -67
 expenses, and allowances........
Office of Congressional                     1,363            1,367            1,363            1,367               +4   ...............              +4
 Accessibility Services..........
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Joint items.........          20,207           19,023           19,037           18,974           -1,233              -49              -63

          CAPITOL POLICE

Salaries.........................         277,133          303,132          297,133          277,133   ...............         -25,999          -20,000
General expenses.................          63,004           70,637           63,004           56,004           -7,000          -14,633           -7,000
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Capitol Police......         340,137          373,769          360,137          333,137           -7,000          -40,632          -27,000

       OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE

Salaries and expenses............           3,817            4,206            3,817            3,817   ...............            -389   ...............

   CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE

Salaries and expenses............          43,787           44,637           44,280           44,637             +850   ...............            +357

     ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL

General administration...........         101,340          102,601           90,755          102,172             +832             -429          +11,417
Capitol building.................          36,154           97,072           28,591           91,170          +55,016           -5,902          +62,579
Capitol grounds..................           9,852           18,502           17,152           15,004           +5,152           -3,498           -2,148
Senate office buildings..........          71,128           79,392   ...............          79,392           +8,264   ...............         +79,392

House of Representatives
 buildings:
    House office buildings.......          94,154           83,964           83,964           83,964          -10,190   ...............  ...............
    House Historic buildings               30,000           50,000           30,000           30,000   ...............         -20,000   ...............
     revitalization fund.........
Capitol Power Plant..............         132,229          127,533          118,016           99,833          -32,396          -27,700          -18,183
    Offsetting collections.......          -9,000           -9,000           -9,400           -9,000   ...............  ...............            +400
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Capitol Power             123,229          118,533          108,616           90,833          -32,396          -27,700          -17,783
       Plant.....................

Library buildings and grounds....          46,876           53,594           30,660           30,964          -15,912          -22,630             +304
Capitol police buildings, grounds          21,500           30,802           20,867           22,589           +1,089           -8,213           +1,722
 and security....................
Botanic garden...................          12,000           12,140           10,905           12,140             +140   ...............          +1,235

Capitol Visitor Center:
    CVC Operations...............          21,276           21,588           21,276           21,588             +312   ...............            +312
                                  ======================================================================================================================
      Total, Architect of the             567,509          668,188          442,786          579,816          +12,307          -88,372         +137,030
       Capitol...................

       LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Salaries and expenses............         420,093          430,051          422,024          422,298           +2,205           -7,753             +274
    Authority to spend receipts..          -6,350           -6,350           -6,350           -6,350   ...............  ...............  ...............
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Salaries and              413,743          423,701          415,674          415,948           +2,205           -7,753             +274
       expenses..................

Copyright Office, salaries and             51,650           52,772           52,136           51,909             +259             -863             -227
 expenses........................
    Authority to spend receipts..         -35,513          -33,611          -33,611          -33,611           +1,902   ...............  ...............
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Copyright Office.          16,137           19,161           18,525           18,298           +2,161             -863             -227

Congressional Research Service,           106,790          109,205          106,790          107,324             +534           -1,881             +534
 salaries and expenses...........
Books for the blind and                    50,674           51,522           50,775           50,674   ...............            -848             -101
 physically handicapped Salaries
 and expenses....................
                                  ======================================================================================================================
      Total, Library of Congress.         587,344          603,589          591,764          592,244           +4,900          -11,345             +480

    GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

Congressional printing and                 90,700           83,632           83,632           83,632           -7,068   ...............  ...............
 binding.........................
Office of the Superintendent of            35,000           34,728           34,728           34,728             -272   ...............  ...............
 Documents, salaries and expenses
Government Printing Office                    500            7,840            4,096            7,840           +7,340   ...............          +3,744
 Revolving Fund..................
                                  ======================================================================================================================
      Total, Government Printing          126,200          126,200          122,456          126,200   ...............  ...............          +3,744
       Office....................

 GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE

Salaries and expenses............         533,600          550,551          544,120          538,160           +4,560          -12,391           -5,960
    Offsetting collections.......         -22,304          -24,318          -24,318          -24,318           -2,014   ...............  ...............
                                  ======================================================================================================================
      Total, Government                   511,296          526,233          519,802          513,842           +2,546          -12,391           -5,960
       Accountability Office.....

   OPEN WORLD LEADERSHIP CENTER

Payment to the Open World                  10,000           10,000   ...............          10,000   ...............  ...............         +10,000
 Leadership Center Trust Fund....

JOHN C. STENNIS CENTER FOR PUBLIC
 SERVICE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

Stennis Center for Public Service             430              430   ...............             430   ...............  ...............            +430
                                  ======================================================================================================================
      Grand total................       4,304,999        4,512,471        3,329,760        4,320,114          +15,115         -192,357         +990,354
          Appropriations.........      (4,304,999)      (4,512,471)      (3,329,760)      (4,320,114)        (+15,115)       (-192,357)       (+990,354)

          RECAPITULATION

Senate...........................         868,592          910,515   ...............         871,336           +2,744          -39,179         +871,336
House of Representatives.........       1,225,680        1,225,681        1,225,681        1,225,681               +1   ...............  ...............
Joint Items......................          20,207           19,023           19,037           18,974           -1,233              -49              -63
Capitol Police...................         340,137          373,769          360,137          333,137           -7,000          -40,632          -27,000
Office of Compliance.............           3,817            4,206            3,817            3,817   ...............            -389   ...............
Congressional Budget Office......          43,787           44,637           44,280           44,637             +850   ...............            +357
Architect of the Capitol.........         567,509          668,188          442,786          579,816          +12,307          -88,372         +137,030
Library of Congress..............         587,344          603,589          591,764          592,244           +4,900          -11,345             +480
Government Printing Office.......         126,200          126,200          122,456          126,200   ...............  ...............          +3,744
Government Accountability Office.         511,296          526,233          519,802          513,842           +2,546          -12,391           -5,960
Open World Leadership Center.....          10,000           10,000   ...............          10,000   ...............  ...............         +10,000
Stennis Center for Public Service             430              430   ...............             430   ...............  ...............            +430
Prior year outlays...............  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............
                                  ======================================================================================================================
      Grand total................       4,304,999        4,512,471        3,329,760        4,320,114          +15,115         -192,357         +990,354
          Appropriations.........      (4,304,999)      (4,512,471)      (3,329,760)      (4,320,114)        (+15,115)       (-192,357)       (+990,354)
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