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                                                       Calendar No. 436
113th Congress  }                                         {      Report
                                 SENATE
 2d Session     }                                         {     113-196

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                LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS, 2015

                                _______
                                

                 June 19, 2014.--Ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

          Mrs. Shaheen, from the Committee on Appropriations, 
                        submitted the following

                                 REPORT

                        [To accompany H.R. 4487]

    The Committee on Appropriations, to which was referred the 
bill (H.R. 4487) making appropriations for the legislative 
branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015, 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\1\..............  $4,300,000,000
Amount of 2014 appropriations...........................   4,258,347,000
Amount of 2015 budget estimate..........................   4,464,898,000
Amount of House allowance\2\............................   3,322,724,000
Bill as recommended to Senate compared to--
    2014 appropriations.................................     +41,653,000
    2015 budget estimate................................    -164,898,000
    House allowance\2\..................................    +977,276,000

\1\The Senate level includes $1,322,358,000 for House items, as approved 
by the House in H.R. 4487 on May 1, 2014.
\2\The House allowance does not include funding for Senate items.


                                CONTENTS

                              ----------                              
                                                                   Page
General Statement and Summary....................................     4
Title I:
    Legislative Branch Appropriations:
        Senate:
            Expense Allowances...................................     6
            Representation Allowances for the Majority and 
              Minority Leaders...................................     6
            Salaries, Officers, and Employees....................     7
            Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate......    12
            Office of Senate Legal Counsel.......................    12
            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.............................................    13
            Contingent Expenses of the Senate....................    13
        House of Representatives.................................    23
        Joint Items:
            Joint Economic Committee.............................    24
            Joint Committee on Taxation..........................    24
            Office of the Attending Physician....................    24
            Office of Congressional Accessibility Services.......    25
        Capitol Police:
            Salaries.............................................    25
            General Expenses.....................................    26
        Office of Compliance: Salaries and Expenses..............    27
        Congressional Budget Office: Salaries and Expenses.......    27
        Architect of the Capitol:
            General Administration...............................    29
            Capitol Building.....................................    30
            Capitol Grounds......................................    31
            Senate Office Buildings..............................    32
            House Office Buildings...............................    33
            Capitol Power Plant..................................    33
            Library Buildings and Grounds........................    35
            Capitol Police Buildings, Grounds and Security.......    36
            Botanic Garden.......................................    36
            Capitol Visitor Center...............................    37
        Library of Congress:
            Salaries and Expenses................................    38
            Copyright Office.....................................    40
            Congressional Research Service.......................    41
            Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.......    41
        Government Publishing Office:
            Congressional Publishing.............................    42
            Public Information Programs of the Office of 
              Superintendent of Documents........................    43
            Government Publishing Office Business Operations 
              Revolving Fund.....................................    44
        Government Accountability Office: Salaries and Expenses..    44
        Open World Leadership Center Trust Fund..................    46
        John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Training and 
          Develop-
          ment...................................................    47
Title II: General Provisions.....................................    48
Compliance With Paragraph 7, Rule XVI, of the Standing Rules of 
  the Sen- 
  ate............................................................    49
Compliance With Paragraph 12, Rule XXVI, of the Standing Rules of 
  the Senate.....................................................    49
Budgetary Impact of Bill.........................................    81
Comparative Statement of Budget Authority........................    82

                     GENERAL STATEMENT AND SUMMARY

    The Legislative Branch appropriations bill provides funding 
for the Congress and for the agencies that serve the Congress. 
The agencies funded through this bill provide oversight of 
executive branch agencies, including objective, nonpartisan, 
and timely audits and analysis of Federal programs. The funding 
in this bill also ensures that the public has permanent access 
to printed and electronic information products of the Federal 
Government.
    All accounts in the bill have been examined in detail to 
ensure that the funding provided is appropriate for the 
agencies to carry out their responsibilities and to continue to 
respond to Congress in a timely and accurate manner. Details on 
the accounts, the funding levels provided, and the Committee's 
justification for the funding levels are included in the 
report.
    Conforming to longstanding practice under which each body 
of Congress determines its own housekeeping requirements and 
the other concurs without intervention, funds for the House are 
included in the bill at the level approved by the House on May 
1, 2014 in H.R. 4487.
    The Committee recommends new budget (obligational) 
authority of $4,300,000,000 for the legislative branch for 
fiscal year 2015. This total is $164,900,207 below the budget 
request and $41,652,000 above the fiscal year 2014 
appropriation.
    The bill includes $869,663,732 for the operations of the 
Senate, which is $37,608,700 below the fiscal year 2015 
request. The bill includes $600,000,000 for the Architect of 
the Capitol to maintain, improve, and construct buildings and 
facilities for the Congress. The recommendation for the 
Architect of the Capitol is $76,631,000 below the fiscal year 
2015 request, but includes $21,222,000, the total amount of 
funding requested, for completion of Phase IIC of the plan to 
restore 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 $344,047,998 
for the Capitol Police; $523,153,499 for the Government 
Accountability Office; $586,032,498 for the Library of 
Congress; and $122,109,273 for the Government Publishing 
Office, which is renamed from the Government Printing Office in 
section 2 of the bill.
    Reprogramming 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 directs each 
entity funded by this act to submit an execution plan, within 
60 days of enactment, to the Committees on Appropriations of 
the House of Representatives and the Senate to establish a 
baseline for reprogramming and transfer authorities for fiscal 
year 2015.

                                TITLE I

                   LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS

                                 Senate

                           Expense Allowances

Appropriations, 2014....................................        $174,840
Budget estimate, 2015...................................         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 both the fiscal year 2015 request and the fiscal 
year 2014 appropriation. 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, 2014....................................         $28,140
Budget estimate, 2015...................................          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 both the fiscal 
year 2015 request and the fiscal year 2014 appropriation.
    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, 2014....................................    $175,950,812
Budget estimate, 2015...................................     179,865,812
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................     177,350,812

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $177,350,812 
for the subaccounts funded under the overall account for the 
salaries of officers and employees of the Senate. The 
recommendation is $1,400,000 above the fiscal year 2014 
appropriation and $2,515,000 below the fiscal year 2015 
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 2015 are approximately 1,406 positions.

                    SALARIES, OFFICERS, AND EMPLOYEES
         [Estimated staffing levels--fiscal years 2014 and 2015]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                          2015 Committee
                                               2014       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.................             248             248
Office of the Sergeant at Arms and                   957             892
 Doorkeeper.............................
Offices of the secretaries for the                    18              18
 majority and minority..................
                                         -------------------------------
      Totals............................           1,471           1,406
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    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, 2014....................................      $2,393,248
Budget estimate, 2015...................................       2,432,248
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................       2,417,248

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $2,417,248 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, 2014....................................        $715,466
Budget estimate, 2015...................................         727,466
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................         723,466

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $723,466 for 
the Office of the President pro tempore.

              OFFICES OF THE MAJORITY AND MINORITY LEADERS

Appropriations, 2014....................................      $5,201,576
Budget estimate, 2015...................................       5,287,576
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................       5,255,576

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $5,255,576 for 
the offices of the majority and minority leaders. The amount 
recommended is to be equally divided, providing $2,627,788 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, 2014....................................      $3,321,424
Budget estimate, 2015...................................       3,379,424
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................       3,359,424

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,359,424 for 
the offices of the majority and minority whips. It is to be 
equally divided, providing $1,679,712 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, 2014....................................     $14,942,000
Budget estimate, 2015...................................      14,942,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................      14,942,000

    For the salaries of the staff of the Committee on 
Appropriations, the Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$14,942,000. The recommendation is equal to both the fiscal 
year 2014 appropriation and the fiscal year 2015 request.

                         CONFERENCE COMMITTEES

Appropriations, 2014....................................      $3,278,000
Budget estimate, 2015...................................       3,336,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................       3,316,000

    For the administrative and clerical staffs of the majority 
and minority conference committees, the Committee recommends an 
appropriation of $3,316,000. The appropriation provides 
$1,658,000 in salaries for the staff of each conference 
committee. The chairman of each conference committee may 
transfer to or from amounts provided for salaries of each 
conference to the account for conference committee expenses 
within the ``Miscellaneous items'' appropriation.

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

Appropriations, 2014....................................        $805,402
Budget estimate, 2015...................................         821,402
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................         817,402

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $817,402 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, 2014....................................      $3,347,810
Budget estimate, 2015...................................       3,405,810
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................       3,385,810

    For the salaries of the administrative and clerical staffs 
of the majority and minority policy committees, the Committee 
recommends an appropriation of $3,385,810. The appropriation 
provides $1,692,905 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, 2014....................................        $410,886
Budget estimate, 2015...................................         419,886
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................         416,886

    For the Office of the Chaplain, the Committee recommends an 
appropriation of $416,886. 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, 2014....................................     $24,524,000
Budget estimate, 2015...................................      24,919,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................      24,684,000

    The Committee recommends $24,684,000 for salaries of the 
Office of the Secretary. Fiscal year 2015 staffing levels are 
estimated at 248 positions. The recommendation is $235,000 
below the fiscal year 2015 request. This reduction includes 
$88,000 in savings assumed from enacting section 2 of the bill, 
which will reduce the need for one staff position that is 
currently assigned to manually processing paper submissions of 
Senate candidate campaign filings. The recommendation is 
$160,000 above the fiscal year 2014 enacted level.
    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. 6539).
    The following departmental guidelines for fiscal year 2015 
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 2014 and 2015]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                          2015 Committee
                                               2014       recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Executive offices.......................              32              32
Administrative services.................             167             167
Legislative and legal services..........              49              49
                                         -------------------------------
      Totals............................             248             248
------------------------------------------------------------------------

             OFFICE OF THE SERGEANT AT ARMS AND DOORKEEPER

Appropriations, 2014....................................     $68,000,000
Budget estimate, 2015...................................      71,000,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................      69,000,000

    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. 6597).
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $69,000,000 
for fiscal year 2015, which is $1,000,000 above the fiscal year 
2014 appropriation and $2,000,000 below the fiscal year 2015 
request. The Committee recommendation supports a staffing level 
of 892 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 the 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     2015 request   recommendation    Difference
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Capitol Division................................             208     $15,814,500     $15,400,000       -$414,500
Operations Division.............................             341      21,924,500      21,300,000        -624,500
Technology Development Services Division........             141      15,781,800      15,400,000        -381,800
IT Support Services Division....................             103       7,297,200       7,000,000        -297,200
Staff Offices Division..........................              99      10,182,000       9,900,000        -282,000
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
      Total.....................................             892      71,000,000      69,000,000      -2,000,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    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, 2014....................................      $1,740,000
Budget estimate, 2015...................................       1,772,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................       1,762,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,762,000 for 
the offices of the secretaries for the majority and minority. 
The appropriation is to be equally divided, providing $881,000 
for each office.

                          AGENCY CONTRIBUTIONS

Appropriations, 2014....................................     $47,271,000
Budget estimate, 2015...................................      47,423,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................      47,271,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $47,271,000 
for agency contributions for employees paid under certain 
appropriations, including ``Salaries, officers, and 
employees,'' ``Joint Economic Committee,'' ``Office of the 
Legislative Counsel of the Senate,'' and ``Office of Senate 
Legal Counsel.''
    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, 2014....................................      $5,192,000
Budget estimate, 2015...................................       5,277,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................       5,408,500

    For the Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate, 
the Committee recommends an appropriation of $5,408,500. This 
amount provides for the salaries and expenses of the office. 
The Committee recommendation provides the funding necessary for 
agency contributions for employees paid under this 
appropriation, under the heading, ``Agency Contributions'' 
under the appropriation, ``Salaries, officers, and employees.''

                     Office of Senate Legal Counsel

Appropriations, 2014....................................      $1,109,000
Budget estimate, 2015...................................       1,126,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................       1,120,000

    The Office of Senate Legal Counsel was established pursuant 
to section 701 of Public Law 95-521. The Committee recommends 
an appropriation of $1,120,000 for the Office of Senate Legal 
Counsel. The amount provided pays for the salaries and expenses 
of the office. The Committee recommendation provides the 
funding necessary for agency contributions for employees paid 
under this appropriation, under the heading, ``Agency 
Contributions'' under the appropriation ``Salaries, officers, 
and employees.''

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, 2014....................................         $28,440
Budget estimate, 2015...................................          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, 2014....................................    $132,000,000
Budget estimate, 2015...................................     134,000,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................     133,265,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $133,265,000 
for inquiries and investigations by Senate standing, special, 
and select committees of which $26,650,000 shall be available 
until September 30, 2017. The recommendation is $1,265,000 
above the fiscal year 2014 appropriation and $735,000 below the 
fiscal year 2015 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, 2014....................................        $493,822
Budget estimate, 2015...................................         520,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................         508,000

    The Committee recommends $508,000 for the expenses of the 
U.S. Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control. 
Established in 1985 by the Foreign Relations Authorization Act 
(Public Law 99-93), the Caucus was created to monitor and 
promote international compliance with narcotics control 
treaties and monitor and encourage U.S. Government and private 
programs seeking to expand international cooperation against 
drug abuse. The Caucus is composed of seven Senators and five 
members from the public sector with a chairman from the 
majority party and a co-chairman from the minority party.

                        SECRETARY OF THE SENATE

Appropriations, 2014....................................      $6,250,000
Budget estimate, 2015...................................       6,250,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................       6,250,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $6,250,000 for 
expenses of the Office of the Secretary. The recommendation is 
equal to both the fiscal year 2014 appropriation and the fiscal 
year 2015 request.
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,350,000 for 
the Secretary of the Senate for the SIS program. This funding 
will remain available until September 30, 2019.
    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                    2014 enacted     recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Departmental operating budget:
    Executive office................          $500,000          $500,000
    Administrative services.........         5,601,600         5,601,600
    Legislative services............           148,400           148,400
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total operating budget........         6,250,000         6,250,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    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. In addition, the 
Office of the Secretary has incurred various types of legal and 
other expenses which have been authorized by the Senate. 
Funding is provided for contractual and other expenses 
necessary to update and publish the Senate's legislative 
precedents and procedure documentation. 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 92-342.
    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. 6514.
    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.
    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 her 
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, 2014....................................    $128,210,000
Budget estimate, 2015...................................     128,800,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................     130,300,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $130,300,000 
for expenses of the Sergeant at Arms, to remain available until 
September 30, 2019, which is $2,090,000 above the fiscal year 
2014 appropriation and $1,500,000 above the fiscal year 2015 
request.
    The following table compares the fiscal year 2015 Committee 
recommendation for the component categories within this account 
to the fiscal year 2015 budget request.

                             EXPENSES--OFFICE OF THE SERGEANT AT ARMS AND DOORKEEPER
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                                                                                     Committee
                                                                   2015 request   recommendation    Difference
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Capitol Division................................................      $7,395,000      $7,395,000  ..............
Operations Division.............................................      25,718,000      25,718,000  ..............
Technology Development Services Division........................      34,430,000      34,430,000  ..............
IT Support Services Division....................................      55,124,000      56,624,000   \1\$1,500,000
Staff Offices Division..........................................       6,133,000       6,133,000  ..............
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Total.....................................................     128,800,000     130,300,000       1,500,000
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\1\This amount was shifted from the request level for the account titled ``Salaries, Offices, and Employees,
  Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper''. The total recommendation for all of SAA is a decrease of
  $500,000 to the request.

    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, 2014....................................     $19,400,000
Budget estimate, 2015...................................      21,178,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................      21,178,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $21,178,000 
for miscellaneous items to remain available until September 30, 
2017. 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 2015 BUDGET--MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS APPORTIONMENT SCHEDULE
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                                                            Fiscal year 2015      Committee
                           Item                                  request       recommendation      Difference
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Resolution and reorganization reserve.....................        $5,000,000        $5,000,000  ................
Unallocated...............................................         6,000,000         6,000,000  ................
Reserve for contingencies (miscellaneous items)...........           800,000           800,000  ................
Employees' compensation fund reimbursement (worker's                 887,651           887,651  ................
 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,         1,230,000         1,230,000  ................
 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. 6501         4,500,000         4,500,000  ................
 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              340,000           340,000  ................
     102-90, dated August 14, 1991 and 103-50, dated July
     2, 1993..............................................
    Training classes, conferences, and travel expenses as             20,849            20,849  ................
     authorized by Public Law 104-197, dated September 16,
     1996.................................................
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
        Total.............................................        21,178,000        21,178,000  ................
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\1\Postage Apportionment (Fiscal year 2015):
      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 2015):
      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 2015):
      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

    Veterans Hiring.--The Committee encourages Members of 
Congress and their offices to look favorably on congressional 
job applicants with previous United States military service. 
Through their service, many veterans gain valuable leadership 
skills, perseverance, and perspective that can enhance the 
legislative process. The Committee encourages Members to 
incorporate these veterans' unique skills by increasing the 
number of veterans hired in their congressional offices. The 
Committee also encourages Congress to evaluate the potential 
for a congressional veterans fellowship program.
    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. A 
provision has been included under general provisions allowing 
this payment to be made from expired balances, a practice that 
is consistent with the other agencies of the legislative 
branch.
    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 2015 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, 2014....................................    $390,000,000
Budget estimate, 2015...................................     429,724,200
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................     390,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation for fiscal year 
2015 of $390,000,000 for the Senators' Official Personnel and 
Office Expense Account [SOPOEA]. The recommendation is equal to 
the fiscal year 2014 appropriation and $39,274,200 below the 
fiscal year 2015 request. Of the funding provided, $19,109,214 
is available until September 30, 2017.
    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 2015 totals 
$256,833,548.
    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 $18,921,204. Each Senator's office 
is allocated an amount for office expenses, as displayed in the 
following table. In addition, an amount of $200,000 is provided 
to cover additional expenses that may be incurred in the event 
of the death or resignation of a Senator, and to provide for 
transitional expenses during election years subject to 
regulations set by the Committee on Rules and Administration 
with respect to official mail.
    It should be noted that the amounts provided for the 
various components of the SOPOEA are interchangeable. Amounts 
provided for salaries may be used for expenses, and vice versa, 
subject to regulations set by the Committee on Rules and 
Administration with respect to official mail. It should also be 
noted that the figures in the following table are preliminary, 
and that official notification of member budgets is issued by 
the Financial Clerk of the Senate after enactment of this bill.
    The following table illustrates the several components of 
the SOPOEA.

                   SENATORS' OFFICIAL PERSONNEL AND OFFICE EXPENSE ALLOWANCE FISCAL YEAR 2015
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                                                  Administrative
                                                   and clerical     Legislative      O.O.E.A.          Total
                      State                         assistance      assistance    allowance  10/  allowance  10/
                                                  allowance  10/  allowance  10/      1/2014          1/2014
                                                      1/2014          1/2014
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Alabama.........................................      $2,385,439        $477,874        $171,750      $3,035,063
Alaska..........................................       2,385,439         477,874         237,320       3,100,633
Arizona.........................................       2,525,745         477,874         195,871       3,199,490
Arkansas........................................       2,385,439         477,874         158,588       3,021,901
California......................................       3,791,151         477,874         453,274       4,722,299
Colorado........................................       2,455,588         477,874         180,596       3,114,058
Connecticut.....................................       2,385,439         477,874         151,314       3,014,627
Delaware........................................       2,385,439         477,874         121,120       2,984,433
Florida.........................................       3,387,200         477,874         300,253       4,165,327
Georgia.........................................       2,736,204         477,874         205,809       3,419,887
Hawaii..........................................       2,385,439         477,874         264,118       3,127,431
Idaho...........................................       2,385,439         477,874         156,100       3,019,413
Illinois........................................       2,946,668         477,874         247,208       3,671,750
Indiana.........................................       2,525,745         477,874         181,330       3,184,949
Iowa............................................       2,385,439         477,874         159,025       3,022,338
Kansas..........................................       2,385,439         477,874         157,594       3,020,907
Kentucky........................................       2,385,439         477,874         165,659       3,028,972
Louisiana.......................................       2,385,439         477,874         174,918       3,038,231
Maine...........................................       2,385,439         477,874         139,185       3,002,498
Maryland........................................       2,455,588         477,874         163,035       3,096,497
Massachusetts...................................       2,525,745         477,874         184,925       3,188,544
Michigan........................................       2,806,362         477,874         216,556       3,500,792
Minnesota.......................................       2,455,588         477,874         176,855       3,110,317
Mississippi.....................................       2,385,439         477,874         157,995       3,021,308
Missouri........................................       2,525,745         477,874         184,091       3,187,710
Montana.........................................       2,385,439         477,874         152,759       3,016,072
Nebraska........................................       2,385,439         477,874         151,061       3,014,374
Nevada..........................................       2,385,439         477,874         167,063       3,030,376
New Hampshire...................................       2,385,439         477,874         134,932       2,998,245
New Jersey......................................       2,666,052         477,874         192,065       3,335,991
New Mexico......................................       2,385,439         477,874         157,543       3,020,856
New York........................................       3,387,200         477,874         302,628       4,167,702
North Carolina..................................       2,736,204         477,874         205,688       3,419,766
North Dakota....................................       2,385,439         477,874         141,713       3,005,026
Ohio............................................       2,876,517         477,874         234,612       3,589,003
Oklahoma........................................       2,385,439         477,874         169,202       3,032,515
Oregon..........................................       2,385,439         477,874         180,381       3,043,694
Pennsylvania....................................       2,946,668         477,874         242,313       3,666,855
Rhode Island....................................       2,385,439         477,874         130,813       2,994,126
South Carolina..................................       2,385,439         477,874         165,643       3,028,956
South Dakota....................................       2,385,439         477,874         142,767       3,006,080
Tennessee.......................................       2,525,745         477,874         184,144       3,187,763
Texas...........................................       3,701,382         477,874         356,292       4,535,548
Utah............................................       2,385,439         477,874         162,768       3,026,081
Vermont.........................................       2,385,439         477,874         128,460       2,991,773
Virginia........................................       2,666,052         477,874         185,373       3,329,299
Washington......................................       2,525,745         477,874         206,015       3,209,634
West Virginia...................................       2,385,439         477,874         137,696       3,001,009
Wisconsin.......................................       2,455,588         477,874         179,783       3,113,245
Wyoming.........................................       2,385,439         477,874         144,403       3,007,716
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
      TOTAL.....................................     128,416,774      23,893,700       9,460,602     161,771,076
                                                 ===============================================================
                                                      2      2      2      2
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
      GRAND TOTAL...............................     256,833,548      47,787,400      18,921,204     323,542,152
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    According to the most recent employment data compiled by 
the Secretary of the Senate, as of April 30, 2014, there were 
4,139 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 2015 
funding level for this account anticipates $126,750,000 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, 2014....................................        $281,000
Budget estimate, 2015...................................         300,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................         300,000

    For the official mail costs of the Senate, the Committee 
recommends an appropriation of $300,000 which is equal to the 
fiscal year 2015 request.

                       Administrative Provisions

    Sec. 1. This provision eliminates an outdated requirement 
that the Secretary of the Senate purchase newspaper 
advertisements to solicit bids for procuring stationary 
products for the Senate. This provision also eliminates the 
requirement that the Secretary of the Senate follow a specific, 
yet outdated, procurement process. In lieu of the outdated 
process, this provision enables the Secretary of the Senate to 
utilize the competitive procurement process administered by the 
General Services Administration. This provision will decrease 
Federal spending by eliminating spending on newspaper 
advertisements and also potentially by lowering the cost of 
Senate stationary products because such products will be 
purchased through a procurement process designed to maximize 
competition and minimize price.
    Sec. 2. This provision eliminates the requirement that 
Senate candidates submit campaign filings the Secretary of the 
Senate. Under current law, the Secretary of the Senate compiles 
filings, which are submitted in paper, and transmits them 
manually to the Federal Election Commission [FEC]. FEC staff 
manually key the information into electronic databases in order 
to post the information online, consistent with campaign 
finance disclosure requirements. This provision eliminates the 
requirement for paper submissions and manual processing by 
requiring Senate candidates to submit campaign filings directly 
to the FEC in electronic format, identical to current 
requirements for candidates for the House of Representatives 
and the Presidency. This provision will eliminate the need for 
one full time equivalent [FTE] position within in the Office of 
the Secretary of the Senate, decreasing Federal spending by 
$88,000. The funding recommendation for ``Salaries, Officers, 
and Employees, Office of the Secretary'' has been reduced by 
$88,000 to reflect this provision.

                        House of Representatives

Appropriations, 2014....................................  $1,180,910,000
Budget estimate, 2015...................................   1,200,509,775
House allowance.........................................   1,180,736,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,180,736,000

    In keeping with the longstanding tradition of comity 
between the Houses on matters pertaining solely to one House, 
the Committee has included funds for the House of 
Representatives, and five administrative provisions related to 
the House of Representatives, as recommended by the House in 
H.R. 4487, as passed by the House on May 1, 2014. As this item 
pertains solely to the House, the Committee makes no 
independent judgment on the House allowance.

                              JOINT ITEMS


                        Joint Economic Committee

Appropriations, 2014....................................      $4,203,000
Budget estimate, 2015...................................       4,270,000
House allowance.........................................       4,203,000
Committee recommendation................................       4,246,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,246,000 for 
the Joint Economic Committee [JEC]. The recommendation is 
$43,000 above the fiscal year 2014 appropriation and $24,000 
below the fiscal year 2015 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, 2014....................................     $10,004,000
Budget estimate, 2015...................................      10,149,000
House allowance.........................................      10,004,000
Committee recommendation................................      10,095,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $10,095,000 
for salaries and expenses of the Joint Committee on Taxation. 
The recommendation is $91,000 above the fiscal year 2014 
appropriation and $54,000 below the fiscal year 2015 request. 
Of the funding provided, $9,091,000 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, 2014....................................      $3,400,000
Budget estimate, 2015...................................       3,371,000
House allowance.........................................       3,371,000
Committee recommendation................................       3,371,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,371,000 for 
the Office of the Attending Physician. The recommendation is 
$29,000 below the fiscal year 2014 appropriation and equal to 
the fiscal year 2015 request. The Office was first established 
by House Resolution 253, adopted December 5, 1928.

             Office of Congressional Accessibility Services

Appropriations, 2014....................................      $1,387,000
Budget estimate, 2015...................................       1,405,000
House allowance.........................................       1,387,000
Committee recommendation................................       1,400,000

    The Committee recommends $1,400,000 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.

                             CAPITOL POLICE

Appropriations, 2014....................................    $338,459,000
Budget estimate, 2015...................................     355,663,000
House allowance.........................................     347,959,000
Committee recommendation................................     344,047,998

    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 $344,047,998 for the USCP. The 
recommendation is $5,588,998 above the fiscal year 2014 
appropriation and $11,615,002 below the fiscal year 2015 
request.

                                Salaries

Appropriations, 2014....................................    $279,000,000
Budget estimate, 2015...................................     291,403,000
House allowance.........................................     286,500,000
Committee recommendation................................     284,588,499

    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 $284,588,499 and 2,145 FTEs for 
USCP salaries, which is $5,588,499 above the fiscal year 2014 
appropriation and $6,814,501 below the fiscal year 2015 
request. The total staffing level is expected to be 
approximately 1,775 sworn and 370 civilian staff under the 
Committee recommendation.
    USCP Office of Inspector General.--The Committee values the 
work of the USCP Office of Inspector General to investigate and 
report on waste, fraud, and abuse and to identify and make 
recommendations to improve USCP operations. The Committee 
includes funds to support not less than six FTEs within the 
USCP Office of Inspector General. The Committee notes that 
additional oversight of the USCP is conducted by the Government 
Accountability Office to supplement the work of the USCP Office 
of Inspector General, as needed.
    Overtime.--The Committee recommends no more than 
$23,425,000 for overtime in fiscal year 2015. This provides for 
approximately 394,756 hours of additional duty.
    The Committee notes that overtime pay is a standard 
practice law enforcement entities utilize to respond to 
unscheduled and unanticipated events. However, the Committee 
finds that keeping overtime pay at a minimum should continue to 
be a goal of the USCP. The Committee appreciates the efforts of 
the USCP to better track and manage overtime pay in order to 
keep overtime costs to a minimum. The Committee directs the 
USCP to continue to keep the Committee apprised of these 
efforts.
    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, (including training)........     $22,009,000          371,056
Unscheduled............................       1,195,000           20,000
LOC--non-reimbursable events...........         221,000            3,700
                                        --------------------------------
      Total............................      23,425,000          394,756
------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

                            General Expenses

Appropriations, 2014....................................     $59,459,000
Budget estimate, 2015...................................      64,260,000
House allowance.........................................      61,459,000
Committee recommendation................................      59,459,499

    Expenses include office supplies and equipment, 
communications, motor vehicles, uniforms and equipment, 
investigations, training, and miscellaneous items.
    The Committee recommends $59,459,499 for general expenses, 
which is $499 above the fiscal year 2014 appropriation and 
$4,800,501 below the fiscal year 2015 request.

                          OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE


                         Salaries and Expenses

Appropriations, 2014....................................      $3,868,000
Budget estimate, 2015...................................       4,020,000
House allowance.........................................       3,959,000
Committee recommendation................................       3,959,000

    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 $3,959,000 for 
the salaries and expenses of the OOC, which is $91,000 above 
the fiscal year 2014 enacted level and $61,000 below the fiscal 
year 2015 request.

                        Administrative Provision

    Sec. 1001. This provision allows the Office of Compliance 
to send certain notifications to employees electronically. The 
Office of Compliance reports that enacting this provision will 
save over $10,000 annually.

                      CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE


                         Salaries and Expenses

Appropriations, 2014....................................     $45,700,000
Budget estimate, 2015...................................      46,078,000
House allowance.........................................      45,700,000
Committee recommendation................................      46,057,000

    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 $46,057,000 
for the CBO. The recommendation is $357,000 above the fiscal 
year 2014 appropriation and $21,000 below the fiscal year 2015 
request. The reduction to the request solely represents updated 
technical assumptions and therefore the Committee 
recommendation fully funds CBO's request for fiscal year 2015.
    Federal Savings and Costs of Energy Savings Performance 
Contracts and Utility Energy Services Contracts.--The Committee 
supports the use of Energy Savings Performance Contracts 
[ESPCs] and Utility Energy Services Contracts [UESCs] to 
implement energy efficiency projects that reduce emissions, 
energy consumption, and energy costs. The Government never pays 
more for energy as a result of entering into an ESPC--the cost 
of making energy efficiency upgrades is paid back over time out 
of the Government's monthly energy savings. Once the term of an 
ESPC or UESC is complete, the Government retains all energy 
savings. Within the legislative branch, the Architect of the 
Capitol [AOC] has reduced energy consumption by 25.2 percent 
over the last 10 years, exceeding the statutory goal of 21 
percent for Federal facilities, largely by utilizing ESPCs. The 
Committee finds that the AOC's experience should be a model for 
other Federal agencies to implement other energy efficiency 
projects at no increased cost to the taxpayer for energy 
consumption.
    The Committee notes that the term of many ESPCs and UESCs 
extend beyond the timeframe CBO is required to consider when 
providing estimates of Federal costs and savings. The Committee 
is concerned that the long-term benefits to taxpayers of ESPCs 
and UESCs are therefore not fully reflected in CBO's estimates 
of savings and costs over the standard 10-year period. The 
Committee directs CBO, within 90 days of enactment, to report 
to the Committee on the budgetary consequences of 
representative ESPCs and UESCs. The report should include the 
full costs and savings to the Federal Government for 
implementing ESPCs and UESCs over the useful life of energy 
efficiency projects, including both mandatory spending and 
spending subject to appropriation.

                        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 has recommended a funding level of 
$600,000,000 for all activities of the Architect of the 
Capitol. The recommendation is $2,029,946 below the fiscal year 
2014 appropriation and $76,631,000 below the fiscal year 2015 
request.
    The following table compares the Committee recommendation 
for the AOC accounts to the fiscal year 2015 request.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Fiscal year 2015      Committee
                           Item                                  request       recommendation      Difference
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
General Administration....................................       $96,433,000       $93,348,000       -$3,085,000
Capitol Building..........................................        57,545,000        53,313,000        -4,232,000
Capitol Grounds...........................................        14,366,000        11,973,000        -2,393,000
Senate Office Buildings...................................       109,221,000       100,272,000        -8,949,000
House Office Buildings....................................       178,934,000    \1\141,622,000       -37,312,000
Capitol Power Plant.......................................        94,990,000        94,768,000          -222,000
Library Buildings and Grounds.............................        62,756,000        47,628,000       -15,128,000
Capitol Police Buildings, Grounds, and Security...........        25,605,000        20,659,000        -4,946,000
Botanic Gardens...........................................        15,686,000        15,573,000          -113,000
Capitol Visitor Center....................................        21,095,000        20,844,000          -251,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Total...............................................       676,631,000       600,000,000       -76,631,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\Level recommended by the House in H.R. 4487, as passed by the House on May 1, 2014. The Committee made no
  alteration to this amount.

    Energy Efficiency.--The Committee commends the AOC for its 
efforts to improve energy efficiency on the Capitol campus. The 
AOC has reduced energy consumption by 25.2 percent over the 
last 10 years, exceeding the statutory goal of 21 percent for 
Federal facilities. Much of these energy savings were 
accomplished by utilizing Energy Savings Performance Contracts 
[ESPCs]. The Committee finds that ESPCs are a common sense 
approach to reducing both energy emissions and energy costs. 
The Government never pays more for energy as a result of 
entering into an ESPC--the cost of making energy efficiency 
upgrades is paid back out of the Government's monthly energy 
savings. Once the term of an ESPC is complete, the Government 
retains all energy savings.
    The Committee appreciates that the AOC continues to seek 
out opportunities for further improving energy efficiency, 
including by entering into additional ESPCs. In fact, the 
Committee notes that the AOC is planning a Cogeneration project 
at the Capitol Power Plant using a Utility Energy Services 
Contract, which is essentially a special type of ESPC that will 
be administered by a utility company. Cogeneration is an 
advanced, highly-efficient technology that will improve energy 
efficiency and reduce electricity costs while also reducing 
emissions. The Committee directs the AOC to continue its 
efforts to improve energy efficiency and to consider the use of 
alternative financing vehicles like ESPCs and UESCs whenever 
practicable to meet their energy goals.
    Outdoor Recycling.--The Committee commends the efforts of 
the Architect of the Capitol and the United States Capitol 
Police [USCP] for 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.
    Financial Management.--The Committee commends the AOC for 
earning an ``unqualified'' audit opinion, without any material 
weaknesses, on its financial statements for fiscal year 2013. 
An unqualified opinion is the highest rating that may be 
received from an external auditor, and the AOC has earned this 
rating for 8 consecutive years. The AOC also successfully 
eliminated material weaknesses that were identified in the 
AOC's financial controls in prior years. This positive 
independent assessment of the agency's financial stewardship of 
taxpayer resources demonstrates the agency's strong financial 
foundation as it embarks on major restoration and renovation 
projects, including the multi-year, multi-phase restoration of 
the Capitol Dome.

                         General Administration

Appropriations, 2014....................................     $90,276,946
Budget estimate, 2015...................................      96,433,000
House allowance.........................................      91,555,000
Committee recommendation................................      93,348,000

    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 $93,348,000 
for general administration. The recommendation is $3,071,054 
above the fiscal year 2014 appropriation and $3,085,000 below 
the fiscal year 2015 request. Of the amount recommended, 
$1,617,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2019.
    The following table displays the budget detail.

                         GENERAL ADMINISTRATION
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Fiscal Year 2015 Operating BudgetPayroll.................................     $56,208,000     $53,123,000
Administrative..........................       5,779,000       5,779,000
Architectural and Engineering...........       2,123,000       2,123,000
Construction Services...................          71,000          71,000
Curator Services........................         219,000         219,000
Electronic Services.....................         855,000         855,000
Facilities Maintenance..................       1,021,000       1,021,000
Information Resources...................      23,316,000      23,316,000
Inspector General.......................         808,000         808,000
Jurisdiction Centralized Activities.....       2,026,000       2,026,000
Safety Engineering Operations and              2,390,000       2,390,000
 Maintenance............................
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      94,816,000      91,731,000
                                         ===============================
     Fiscal Year 2015 Project BudgetLight Pole Structural Repairs &                1,018,000       1,018,000
 Improvement, Phase II..................
Conservation of Fine and Architectural           599,000         599,000
 Art....................................
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........       1,617,000       1,617,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, General Administration.....      96,433,000      93,348,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                            Capitol Building

Appropriations, 2014....................................     $61,376,000
Budget estimate, 2015...................................      57,545,000
House allowance.........................................      53,126,000
Committee recommendation................................      53,313,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $53,313,000 
for necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and operation 
of the Capitol, which is $8,063,000 below the fiscal year 2014 
appropriation and $4,232,000 below the fiscal year 2015 
request. Of the amount recommended, $7,617,000 shall remain 
available until September 30, 2019 and $21,222,000 shall be 
available until expended.
    Capitol Dome Restoration.--The recommendation includes 
$21,222,000 for the final phase of the Capitol Dome 
Restoration. This phase will complete the project by restoring 
the interior of the Capitol Rotunda. The Rotunda has sustained 
significant water damage and is in need of upgrades to 
mechanical and electrical systems to meet current codes and 
building standards.
    The Committee appreciates the AOC's efforts to keep the 
Committee apprised of the status of the Dome Restoration 
project, including the major activity and key milestone 
schedule prepared for Phase IIA of the project. The Committee 
directs the AOC to continue to provide detailed updates on the 
project, with particular emphasis on alterations to cost and 
schedule. The Committee also directs the AOC to submit major 
activity and key milestone schedules for each remaining phase 
of the Dome Restoration as those phases begin implementation.
    Of the amount made available for Dome Restoration, no more 
than $1,000,000 shall be available for reimbursement to the 
USCP for overtime costs.
    Miscellaneous Improvements Notifications.--The Committee 
appreciates the AOC's efforts to document and notify the 
Committee of ``Miscellaneous Improvements'' projects, which are 
completed projects that costs less than $5,000 for labor and 
materials. The Committee directs the AOC to provide quarterly 
reports on Miscellaneous Improvements projects, including a 
description and cost of each project and the status of total 
funding set aside for this purpose.
    The following table displays the budget detail.

                            CAPITOL BUILDING
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------    Fiscal Year 2015 Operating Budget
Payroll.................................     $20,952,000     $20,648,000
Facilities Maintenance..................       2,999,000       2,999,000
Furniture Repair........................          51,000          51,000
Jurisdiction Centralized Activities.....         776,000         776,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      24,778,000      24,474,000
                                         ===============================     Fiscal Year 2015 Project BudgetWest Grand Stair Enclosure..............       1,568,000  ..............
Dome Restoration, Phase IIC, Rotunda....      21,222,000      21,222,000
Exterior Stone & Metal Preservation,           2,527,000       2,527,000
 South Extension, Phase IIA.............
Brumidi Corridors Restoration &                3,950,000       1,340,000
 Conservation Plan......................
Minor Construction......................       3,500,000       3,750,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........      32,767,000      28,839,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Capitol Building...........      57,545,000      53,313,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                            Capitol Grounds

Appropriations, 2014....................................     $13,860,000
Budget estimate, 2015...................................      14,366,000
House allowance.........................................      11,993,000
Committee recommendation................................      11,973,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $11,973,000 
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 
$1,887,000 below the fiscal year 2014 appropriation and 
$2,393,000 below the fiscal year 2015 request. Of the amount 
recommended, $2,000,000 shall remain available until September 
30, 2019.
    The following table displays the budget detail:

                             CAPITOL GROUNDS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------    Fiscal Year 2015 Operating BudgetPayroll.................................      $6,630,000      $6,511,000
Grounds Maintenance.....................       3,172,000       3,172,000
Jurisdiction Centralized Activities.....         290,000         290,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      10,092,000       9,973,000
                                         ===============================     Fiscal Year 2015 Project BudgetSummerhouse Restoration.................       2,274,000  ..............
Minor Construction......................       2,000,000       2,000,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........       4,274,000       2,000,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Capitol Grounds............      14,366,000      11,973,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                        Senate Office Buildings

Appropriations, 2014....................................     $72,990,000
Budget estimate, 2015...................................     109,221,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................     100,272,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $100,272,000 
for maintenance of the Senate office buildings. The 
recommendation is $27,282,000 above the fiscal year 2014 
appropriation and $8,949,000 below the fiscal year 2015 
request. Of the amount recommended, $41,447,000 shall remain 
available until September 30, 2019.
    The Committee notes that food service facilities in the 
Senate currently provide the calorie content of many menu 
items. The Committee recommends that calorie labeling provided 
by the Senate's primary food service provider be continued and 
expanded to include regular menu options, when practical.
    The following table displays the budget detail:

                         SENATE OFFICE BUILDINGS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Fiscal Year 2015 Operating BudgetPayroll.................................     $41,517,000     $40,364,000
Facilities Maintenance..................       6,328,000       6,328,000
Furniture Repair........................       1,365,000       1,365,000
Jurisdiction Centralized Activities.....      10,768,000      10,768,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      59,978,000      58,825,000
                                         ===============================     Fiscal Year 2015 Project BudgetSenate Underground Garage Restoration,        30,596,000      22,800,000
 Phase I................................
Exterior Envelope Repair & Restoration,       12,188,000      12,188,000
 Phase II East Facade, RSOB.............
Kitchen Exhaust System Upgrade, Phase          2,459,000       2,459,000
 II, DSOB...............................
Minor Construction......................       4,000,000       4,000,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........      49,243,000      41,447,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Senate Office Buildings....     109,221,000     100,272,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                         House Office Buildings

Appropriations, 2014....................................    $141,622,000
Budget estimate, 2015...................................     178,934,000
House allowance.........................................     141,622,000
Committee recommendation................................     141,622,000

    In keeping with the longstanding tradition of comity 
between the Houses on matters pertaining solely to one House, 
the Committee has included funds for House office buildings at 
the level recommended by the House in H.R. 4487, as passed by 
the House on May 1, 2014. As this item pertains solely to the 
House, the Committee makes no independent judgment on the House 
allowance.

                          Capitol Power Plant

Appropriations, 2014....................................    $116,678,000
Budget estimate, 2015...................................      94,990,000
House allowance.........................................      93,152,000
Committee recommendation................................      94,768,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $94,768,000 
for the operations of the Capitol Power Plant. This is 
supplemented by $9,000,000 in reimbursements, for a total of 
$103,768,000. The recommendation is $21,910,000 below the 
fiscal year 2014 appropriation and $222,000 below the fiscal 
year 2015 request. Of the amount provided, $10,386,000 shall 
remain available until September 30, 2019.
    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 Publishing 
Office (as renamed in section 1301 of this bill) 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 2015 ESTIMATED UTILITY COSTS
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               Cost
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Purchase of electrical energy...........................          34,835
Purchase of natural gas.................................          15,677
Purchase of steam.......................................             630
Purchase of chilled water...............................           1,775
Purchase of oil.........................................           2,591
Purchase of solid fuel..................................             500
Water and Sewer payments................................           7,435
Utilities for Postal Square.............................             746
Energy Saving Performance Contracts.....................           9,111
                                                         ---------------
      Total.............................................          73,300
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    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 2015 Operating BudgetPayroll...............................      $9,988,000       $9,766,000
Jurisdiction Centralized Activities...         242,000          242,000
Plant Operations & Maintenance........       9,897,000        9,897,000
Safety, Fire, & Environmental.........         177,000          177,000
Utilities.............................      64,300,000       64,300,000
                                       ---------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget......      84,604,000       84,382,000
                                       =================================    Fiscal Year 2015 Project BudgetWRP Chiller System Replacement, RPR,         4,686,000        4,686,000
 Phase IIIS, CPP......................
Cogeneration Management Program.......       1,700,000        1,700,000
Minor Construction....................       4,000,000        4,000,000
                                       ---------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget........      10,386,000       10,386,000
                                       =================================
      Total, Capitol Power Plant......      94,990,000       94,768,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Cogeneration.--The Committee supports the AOC's efforts to 
upgrade the Capitol Power Plant's aging infrastructure to 
incorporate energy efficient Cogeneration technology. The 
Committee is particularly pleased that the AOC intends to 
utilize a Utility Energy Services Contract [UESC]. The UESC 
does not require an upfront capital investment--anticipated to 
be in the tens of millions of dollars for the Cogeneration 
project--but is paid back over time out of verified savings on 
energy costs. The Committee recommends $1,700,000 for fiscal 
year 2015 for AOC's costs associated with oversight of the 
contract, consistent with the request. The Committee finds that 
such costs, representing a small fraction of the overall value 
of the Cogeneration program, are essential to ensure prudent 
implementation of the Cogeneration project. The Committee 
appreciates the AOC's efforts to ensure that repayments under 
the UESC are in line with the estimated return on investment 
for the project.
    Contract Oversight.--The Committee finds that quality 
assurance is a key component of proper contract oversight. The 
Committee notes that, in limited instances, additional funds 
have been necessary to remediate problems with recently 
completed projects at the Capitol Power Plant. The Committee 
notes and appreciates that the AOC has made efforts to increase 
the number and frequency of inspections on current and future 
projects at the Capitol Power Plant to ensure that future 
deficiencies are identified and addressed as quickly as 
possible. The Committee directs the AOC to report to the 
Committee within 60 days of enactment on specific steps AOC has 
taken to improve quality assurance on current and future 
projects to ensure that taxpayer dollars are used as 
effectively and efficiently as possible.

                     Library Buildings and Grounds

Appropriations, 2014....................................     $53,391,000
Budget estimate, 2015...................................      62,756,000
House allowance.........................................      41,733,000
Committee recommendation................................      47,628,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $47,628,000 
for the care and maintenance of the Library buildings and 
grounds by the Architect of the Capitol, of which $22,490,000 
shall remain available until September 30, 2019. The 
recommendation is $5,763,000 below the fiscal year 2014 
appropriation and $15,128,000 below the fiscal year 2015 
request.
    The following table displays the budget detail:

                      LIBRARY BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------    Fiscal Year 2015 Operating BudgetPayroll.................................     $16,675,000     $16,378,000
Facilities Maintenance..................       8,444,000       8,444,000
Jurisdiction Centralized Activities.....         316,000         316,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      25,435,000      25,138,000
                                         ===============================     Fiscal Year 2015 Project BudgetBook Conveyor & Messenger System Removal       2,925,000       2,925,000
 & Infrastructure Repairs, JAB..........
North Exit Stair B, TJB.................      14,831,000  ..............
South Stair E, Phase I, Expansion              1,309,000       1,309,000
 Shelving Renovations...................
Elevator Modernization, JMMB MC1-MC4;          3,404,000       3,404,000
 JAB 13-14..............................
Infrastructure UPS Replacement, Main           4,500,000       4,500,000
 Data Center, Phase I, JMMB.............
Roof Repairs Design, TJB................         735,000         735,000
Fall Protection, JMMB...................       3,911,000       3,911,000
Direct Digital Controls Upgrade, Phase         3,706,000       3,706,000
 II, JMMB...............................
Minor Construction......................       2,000,000       2,000,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........      37,321,000      22,490,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Library Buildings & Grounds      62,756,000      47,628,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

            Capitol Police Buildings, Grounds, and Security

Appropriations, 2014....................................     $19,348,000
Budget estimate, 2015...................................      25,605,000
House allowance.........................................      19,486,000
Committee recommendation................................      20,659,000

    The Committee recommends $20,659,000 for Capitol Police 
Buildings, Grounds, and Security, which is $1,311,000 above the 
fiscal year 2014 appropriation and $4,946,000 below the fiscal 
year 2015 request. Of this amount, $2,500,000 shall remain 
available until September 30, 2019.
    The following table displays the budget detail:

             CAPITOL POLICE BUILDINGS, GROUNDS, AND SECURITY
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------    Fiscal Year 2015 Operating BudgetPayroll.................................      $2,228,000      $1,873,000
Facilities Maintenance..................       8,466,000       8,466,000
Furniture Repair........................          76,000          76,000
Jurisdiction Centralized Activities.....       7,744,000       7,744,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      18,514,000      18,159,000
                                         ===============================     Fiscal Year 2015 Project BudgetSmall Arms Firing Range, RHOB Garage....       4,591,000  ..............
Minor Construction......................       2,500,000       2,500,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........       7,091,000       2,500,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Capitol Police Buildings &       25,605,000      20,659,000
       Grounds..........................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                             Botanic Garden

Appropriations, 2014....................................     $11,856,000
Budget estimate, 2015...................................      15,686,000
House allowance.........................................      15,022,946
Committee recommendation................................      15,573,000

    The Committee recommends $15,573,000 for salaries and 
expenses of the Botanic Garden. The recommendation is 
$3,717,000 above the fiscal year 2014 appropriation and 
$113,000 below the fiscal year 2015 request. Of this amount, 
$5,693,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2019.
    The following table displays the budget detail:

                             BOTANIC GARDEN
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------    Fiscal Year 2015 Operating BudgetPayroll.................................      $6,492,000      $6,379,000
Exhibits................................         436,000         436,000
Facilities Maintenance..................       2,079,000       2,079,000
Jurisdiction Centralized Activities.....         986,000         986,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........       9,993,000       9,880,000
                                         ===============================     Fiscal Year 2015 Project BudgetExterior Stone Repair & Roof                   3,593,000       3,593,000
 Replacement, BG........................
Minor Construction......................       2,100,000       2,100,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........       5,693,000       5,693,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Botanic Gardens............      15,686,183      15,573,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                         Capitol Visitor Center

Appropriations, 2014....................................     $20,632,000
Budget estimate, 2015...................................      21,095,000
House allowance.........................................      20,875,000
Committee recommendation................................      20,844,000

    The Committee recommends a total of $20,844,000 for the 
operation of the Capitol Visitor Center. The recommendation is 
$212,000 above the fiscal year 2014 appropriation and $251,000 
below the fiscal year 2015 request.
    The following table displays the budget detail:

                         CAPITOL VISITOR CENTER
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------    Fiscal Year 2015 Operating BudgetPayroll.................................     $17,170,000     $16,919,000
Exhibits................................         398,000         398,000
Information Resources...................       1,029,000       1,029,000
Jurisdiction Centralized Activities.....         352,000         352,000
Visitor Services........................       2,146,000       2,146,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      21,095,000      20,844,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Capitol Visitor Center.....      21,095,000      20,844,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                        Administrative Provision

    Sec. 1101. This provision authorizes the U.S. Botanic 
Garden to participate in certain educational exhibits, 
programs, outreach, and related services at no cost to the 
taxpayer. The Committee directs the Architect of the Capitol to 
develop criteria, subject to approval by the Joint Committee of 
Congress on the Library, for entering into agreements under 
this provision. The Committee directs the Architect of the 
Capitol to keep the Committee apprised of activities conducted 
and agreements made under this provision.

                          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 $587,424,998 for the 
Library of Congress, an increase of $8,442,998 above the fiscal 
year 2014 appropriation and $5,641,002 below the fiscal year 
2015 request.
    In addition to the appropriation, the Library estimates 
receipts and reimbursements of $42,432,000, funds from gifts 
and trusts totaling $12,901,000 and revolving funds totaling 
$200,557,000. Total funds available to support Library 
operations, including the Architect of the Capitol account, are 
expected to be approximately $890,942,998 in fiscal year 2015 
under the Committee recommendation.

                         Salaries and Expenses

Appropriations, 2014:
    Salaries and expenses...............................    $412,052,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................       6,350,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................     405,702,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Budget estimate, 2015:
    Salaries and expenses...............................     420,852,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................       6,350,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................     414,502,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
House allowance:
    Salaries and expenses...............................     424,057,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................       6,350,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................     417,707,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Committee recommendation:
    Salaries and expenses...............................     416,172,999
    Authority to spend receipts.........................       6,350,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................     409,822,999

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $409,822,999 
for salaries and expenses of the Library of Congress and 
approves authority to spend receipts of $6,350,000 in fiscal 
year 2015, for a total of $416,172,999. The recommendation is 
$4,120,999 above the fiscal year 2014 appropriation and 
$4,679,001 below the fiscal year 2015 request. This amount 
provides for 2,492 FTEs, which may be shifted among PPAs within 
this appropriation. The amount recommended includes $7,271,000 
for the digital collections and education curricula program.
    Veterans History Project.--The Committee recommends an 
appropriation of $2,041,000 for the Library of Congress' 
Veterans History Project [VHP], which is consistent with the 
fiscal year 2015 request. VHP oversees a nationwide effort to 
build an archive of oral histories, from World War I through 
current conflicts, by collecting, preserving, and making 
available the personal stories of American war veterans and the 
civilian workers who support them. The VHP collection includes 
submissions from every State and is the largest oral history 
project in the United States. In fiscal year 2013, through an 
active national outreach effort to volunteer organizations, 
institutions, and individuals across the country, VHP gained 
new participants and acquired 5,603 new collections.
    Teaching with Primary Sources.--The Committee recommends an 
appropriation of $7,271,000 for the Library of Congress' 
Teaching with Primary Sources program [TPS], consistent with 
the fiscal year 2015 request. TPS is a teacher training 
initiative that encourages K-12 grade educators to incorporate 
the Library's online primary sources into school curricula. 
Library staff harness the power of primary sources as teaching 
tools by providing K-12 educators with methods and materials 
that build student literacy skills, content knowledge, and 
critical thinking abilities. TPS has successfully worked with 
educators in 47 States and the District of Columbia.
    Preservation.--The Committee notes that the Library 
utilizes multiple preservation strategies to extend the life of 
its vast collections for future generations to enjoy, including 
building and operating climate-controlled storage facilities, 
preparing new acquisitions for commercial binding and shelving, 
deacidification, and digital reformatting. During 2013, the 
Library treated more than 5.6 million books, serials, prints, 
photographs, and other high value, high use, and at-risk items. 
In 2014, the Library and the Architect of the Capitol will 
begin planning to construct a fifth climate-controlled storage 
facility at Fort Meade, Maryland. The Committee supports the 
Library's preservation efforts and directs the Library to 
continue funding for ongoing preservation activities at not 
less than the current level for each ongoing preservation 
strategy.

                            Copyright Office


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2014:
    Salaries and expenses...............................     $51,624,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................      33,444,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................      18,180,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Budget estimate, 2015:
    Salaries and expenses...............................      53,068,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................      33,582,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................      19,486,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
House allowance:
    Salaries and expenses...............................      54,303,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................      33,582,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................     20,721,0000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Committee recommendation:
    Salaries and expenses...............................      53,140,499
    Authority to spend receipts.........................      33,582,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................      19,558,499

    The United States Copyright Office plays an important role 
in our Nation's intellectual property system. Copyright law is 
the foundation for the creation and dissemination of American 
artistic works, leading to substantial economic and cultural 
benefits. The Copyright Office serves multiple central roles in 
the copyright system, overseeing the registration of 
copyrighted works, administering the copyright law, and 
providing counsel to Congress on copyright policy.
    The Committee recommends the direct appropriation of 
$19,558,499 for the Copyright Office and approves authority to 
spend receipts of $33,582,000 in fiscal year 2015, for a total 
of $53,140,499. The recommendation is $1,378,499 above the 
fiscal year 2014 appropriation and $72,499 above the fiscal 
year 2015 request.
    Modernization.--The Committee recognizes that the digital 
revolution has transformed the copyright marketplace and, as a 
result, the role of the Copyright Office in our economy. The 
Committee finds that Copyright Office will also need to evolve 
and adapt to the challenges of these new realities. In fact, 
the Committee notes that public comments recently submitted by 
the copyright community indicate that the Copyright Office is 
currently in need of significant IT and related upgrades in 
order to be fully interoperable with the digital economy it 
serves. For example, as the Register of Copyrights has 
testified, the copyright recordation system is still 
administered using a paper-based process.
    The Committee finds that a modern and efficient copyright 
process is important component of protecting and promoting 
creative works and includes $1,000,000 for modernizing the 
Copyright Office's information technology infrastructure. 
However, the Committee wishes to ensure that taxpayer 
investments in modernizing the Copyright Office will be used 
efficiently and effectively, and that existing infrastructure 
and resources will be used to the fullest extent possible. 
Therefore, the Committee directs the Government Accountability 
Office [GAO] to examine the Copyright Office's current 
information technology infrastructure and identify any 
deficiencies or obstacles to serving the copyright community in 
a modernized environment. GAO shall provide an evaluation on 
how the Copyright Office can take best advantage of existing 
resources, including commercial off-the-shelf technology, to 
modernize its current capabilities. Finally, GAO shall also 
provide a legal and technical evaluation of the information 
technology infrastructure that the Copyright Office shares with 
the Library of Congress. The Committee directs GAO to submit a 
report summarizing these findings to the Committee within 60 
days of enactment.

                     Congressional Research Service


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2014....................................    $105,350,000
Budget estimate, 2015...................................     108,382,000
House allowance.........................................     106,095,000
Committee recommendation................................     107,796,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $107,796,000 
for the Congressional Research Service. The recommendation is 
$2,446,000 above the fiscal year 2014 appropriation and 
$586,000 below the fiscal year 2015 request.

             Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2014....................................     $49,750,000
Budget estimate, 2015...................................      50,696,000
House allowance.........................................      50,429,000
Committee recommendation................................      50,247,500

    This appropriation supports a national reading program for 
eligible residents of the United States and U.S. citizens 
living overseas who are blind or physically handicapped. 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 $50,247,500 
for salaries and expenses for Books for the Blind and 
Physically Handicapped. The recommendation is $497,500 above 
the fiscal year 2014 appropriation and $448,500 below the 
fiscal year 2015 request.

                       Administrative Provisions

    Sec. 1201. The Committee has included a routine 
administrative provision regarding reimbursable and revolving 
funds carried in prior years.
    Sec. 1202. Provides authority to transfer funds between 
Library of Congress accounts, subject to the approval of the 
Committees on Appropriations.

                      GOVERNMENT PUBLISHING OFFICE

    The U.S. Government Publishing Office [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 all three 
branches of the Federal Government; and to sell copies of 
authentic printed and electronic documents and other government 
information products to the public.
    GPO's core mission dates to 1813 when Congress determined 
that information regarding the work of the Federal government 
should be available to all Americans. Over 200 years later, 
GPO's mission remains unchanged. However, the means for 
producing and distributing that information has transformed 
dramatically with the advent of the digital revolution.
    Today, GPO provides free online public access to nearly 1 
million searchable titles, including the Budget of the U.S. 
Government, the Code of Federal Regulations, the Congressional 
Record, and congressional bills, hearings, and reports. GPO 
also provides access to Government information in digital 
format through apps, eBooks, and related technologies. In April 
of 2014, GPO surpassed the milestone of 1 billion electronic 
retrievals from its Federal Digital System [FDsys], symbolizing 
the evolution of how Americans access information in the 
digital era.
    To acknowledge that the information needs of Congress, 
Federal agencies, and the public have evolved beyond print and 
that GPO has transformed itself to meet those needs, section 
1301 of the bill changes the formal name of the organization 
from the Government Printing Office to the Government 
Publishing Office.

                        Congressional Publishing

Appropriations, 2014....................................     $79,736,000
Budget estimate, 2015...................................      85,400,000
House allowance\1\......................................      79,736,000
Committee recommendation................................      82,545,000

\1\The House provides funds for these activities under the heading 
``Congressional Printing and Binding.''

    The appropriation for Congressional Publishing supports 
transparency of the congressional process by funding digital 
and print publication of congressional proceedings, including 
the Congressional Record, bills, amendments, Committee reports, 
and hearing transcripts. This appropriation also supports the 
direct publication and printing needs of Congress. This 
appropriation was previously titled ``Congressional Printing 
and Binding''.
    The Committee recommends $82,545,000 for congressional 
publishing. The recommendation is $2,809,000 above the fiscal 
year 2014 appropriation and $2,855,000 below the 2015 request.
    The following table compares the component categories 
within this account for fiscal year 2014 and the fiscal year 
2015 request. The Committee has not recommended separate 
amounts for each activity in order to give the GPO the 
flexibility to meet changing requirements.

                                            CONGRESSIONAL PUBLISHING
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Fiscal year 2014  Fiscal year 2015      Committee
                                                                 enacted          requested      recommendation
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Congressional Record Program..............................      $23,609,000        $23,428,000  ................
Miscellaneous publications................................        4,260,000          3,997,000  ................
Miscellaneous printing and services.......................       19,014,000         19,956,000  ................
Details to Congress.......................................        4,466,000          4,466,000  ................
Document envelopes and document franks....................        1,807,000          1,312,000  ................
Business and committee calendars..........................        3,168,000          2,540,000  ................
Bills, resolutions, and amendments........................        6,612,000          7,197,000  ................
Committee reports.........................................        3,075,000          3,016,000  ................
Documents.................................................        1,867,000          1,855,000  ................
Hearings..................................................       20,341,000         21,921,000  ................
Committee prints..........................................        1,268,000          1,025,000  ................
Transfers.................................................       -9,751,000)       -5,313,000)  ................
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Total...............................................       79,736,000         85,400,000       $82,545,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Public Information Programs of the Office of Superintendent of 
                               Documents


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2014....................................     $31,500,000
Budget estimate, 2015...................................      32,171,000
House allowance\1\......................................      31,500,000
Committee recommendation................................      31,500,000

\1\The House provides funds for these activities under the heading 
``Office of Superintendent of Documents.''

    This appropriation provides for salaries and expenses 
associated with the distribution of electronic and printed 
Government documents to depository and international exchange 
libraries, the cataloging and indexing of Government 
publications, and the distribution of electronic and printed 
publications authorized by law at the request of Members of 
Congress and other Government agencies. This appropriation was 
previously titled ``Office of Superintendent of Documents''.
    The Committee recommends $31,500,000 for salaries and 
expenses of the Public Information Programs of the Office of 
the Superintendent of Documents. The recommendation is equal to 
the fiscal year 2014 appropriation and $671,000 below the 
fiscal year 2015 request.

    Government Publishing Office Business Operations Revolving Fund

Appropriations, 2014....................................      $8,064,000
Budget estimate, 2015...................................      11,348,000
House allowance\1\......................................      11,348,000
Committee recommendation................................       8,064,273

\1\The House provides funds for these activities under the heading 
``Government Printing Office Revolving Fund.''

    The Committee recommends $8,064,273 for the Government 
Publishing Office [GPO] Business Operations Revolving Fund. The 
recommendation is $273 above the fiscal year 2014 appropriation 
and $3,283,727 below the fiscal year 2015 request. This 
appropriation was previously titled ``Government Printing 
Office Revolving Fund''.
    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. 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 the GPO's continued development of its 
Federal Digital System and its Business Information System 
given that these efforts continue to reduce costs.
    Secure Credentials.--The Committee notes that GPO has 
produced passports for the Department of State since the 1920s, 
which has necessitated that GPO stay abreast of current 
technologies for preventing tampering and identity theft. The 
Committee notes that GPO also produces secure credentials for 
other Federal agencies. The Committee directs the Government 
Accountability Office to report to the Committee on GPO's 
secure credentialing activities, including an evaluation of the 
legal basis under which GPO produces secure credentials, 
including any statutory or administrative provisions that 
permit or require Federal agencies to use GPO to produce secure 
credentials; and if GPO produces the best value for the 
taxpayer when producing secure credentials.

                        Administrative Provision

    Sec. 1301. Redesignates the Government Printing Office as 
the Government Publishing Office and makes other conforming 
changes pertaining to the name of the office and its staff.

                    GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE


                         Salaries and Expenses

Appropriations, 2014....................................    $505,383,000
Budget estimate, 2015...................................     525,116,000
House allowance.........................................     519,622,000
Committee recommendation................................     525,512,999

    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 $525,512,999 for 
salaries and expenses of the Government Accountability Office. 
The recommendation is $20,129,999 above the fiscal year 2014 
appropriation. While the recommendation is $396,999 above the 
fiscal year 2015 request, after an adjustment for updated 
official technical assumptions the effective increase to the 
request is $2,859,999. Therefore, the Committee's 
recommendation enhances GAO's requested staffing and operations 
for fiscal year 2015 including increasing the fiscal year 2014 
staffing level.
    Additionally, $23,750,000 is authorized in offsetting 
collections derived from rent receipts and reimbursements for 
conducting financial audits of Government corporations, for a 
total of $546,903,499.
    Technology Assessment.--The Committee recognizes the need 
for independent, balanced, and authoritative science and 
technology assessment analysis for Congress on a diverse range 
of policy issues. The Committee commends the GAO for providing 
technology assessment advice to Congress over the past decade, 
but acknowledges that the scale and scope of that work has been 
limited due to budget constraints. The Committee recommends an 
increase to the GAO's request (as adjusted for updated 
technical assumptions) to enhance the GAO's technology 
assessment capabilities in fiscal year 2015.
    The Committee directs the GAO, within 60 days of enactment, 
to submit a strategic plan for its technology assessment 
program. The strategic plan should include proposed solutions 
to critical challenges constraining the GAO's technology 
assessment capabilities, approaches to increase responsiveness 
to congressional needs and priorities, strategies to improve 
technology assessment procedures and methodologies, and 
additional authorities and resources that may be necessary to 
best carry out this mission.
    Evaluation of Congressional Accommodations for Individuals 
with Disabilities.--The Committee directs the GAO to evaluate 
the methods utilized by Congress to both communicate with blind 
and deaf constituents as well as support congressional staff 
covered under the Americans with Disabilities Act. The GAO 
should also make recommendations on additional steps needed to 
reasonably accommodate such constituents and staff, including 
new technologies that are not currently being utilized.

                        Administrative Provision

    Sec. 1401. The Committee has included a provision providing 
authority to the GAO to establish, maintain, and operate a 
Center for Audit Excellence (Center). The Center will serve to 
build institutional auditing capacity and promote good 
governance by providing affordable, relevant, and high-quality 
training, technical assistance, products and services to 
personnel and organizations throughout the domestic and 
international auditing communities. As a global leader in 
developing, applying, and interpreting Government Auditing 
Standards, the GAO is well positioned to establish the Center, 
which could also provide reciprocal benefits to the GAO by 
enhancing institutional expertise, expanding its domestic and 
global networks, and strengthening staff experience and 
professional development. The Committee expects the Center, 
once established, to operate on a fee basis, requiring no 
additional appropriated fund. Additionally, the Committee 
expects that the Center will be primarily staffed with retired 
GAO and other auditors, therefore operating the Center shall 
not detract from or impact the oversight and audit work of the 
GAO.

                OPEN WORLD LEADERSHIP CENTER TRUST FUND

Appropriations, 2014....................................      $6,000,000
Budget estimate, 2015...................................       8,000,000
House allowance.........................................       3,420,000
Committee recommendation................................       5,700,000

    The Committee recommends $5,700,000 as a payment to the 
Open World Leadership Center Trust Fund, which is $300,000 
below the fiscal year 2014 appropriation and $2,300,000 below 
the fiscal year 2015 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 leaders in Russia and Newly 
Independent States at all levels of civic life to gain 
significant, first-hand exposure to the American free market 
economic system and the operation of American democratic 
institutions through visits to comparable governments and 
communities in the United States.
    The Government of Russia has recently carried out 
unprovoked acts of aggression against the sovereign territory 
of Ukraine in violation of international law. While the 
Committee recognizes the ongoing U.S. national interest in 
maintaining constructive relations with the Russian people, the 
Committee includes a provision that limits the Open World 
Leadership Center to using appropriated funds only for Russian 
participants engaging in free market development, humanitarian 
activities, and civic engagement, and not for senior officials 
of the central Government of Russia. The Committee directs the 
Open World Leadership Center to report to the Committee within 
30 days of enactment on how the Center will implement this 
limitation.
    In addition, the Committee also remains concerned about 
Russia's illegal annexation of Crimea and its illegal and 
unacceptable efforts to exploit stolen Crimean resources. The 
Committee urges that none of the funds in this act be used to 
recognize, or imply recognition, of the sovereignty of the 
Russian Federation over Crimea, its territory, airspace, or 
territorial waters.

   JOHN C. STENNIS CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

Appropriations, 2014....................................        $430,000
Budget estimate, 2015...................................         430,000
House allowance.........................................         430,000
Committee recommendation................................         430,000

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

                                TITLE II

                           GENERAL PROVISIONS

    Included are several routine general provisions carried 
annually in the bill (sections 201-211), 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 authorizes legislative branch entities 
participating in the Legislative Branch Financial Managers 
Council [LBFMC] to finance the costs of the LBFMC.
    Section 206 authorizes the Architect of the Capitol to 
maintain certain property.
    Section 207 prohibits unauthorized transfers of funds to 
other agencies.
    Section 208 ensures continuation of the staff-led tours of 
the Capitol.
    Section 209 relates to Member compensation.
    Section 210 prohibits contractor bonuses if the contractor 
is behind schedule or over budget, unless the head of the 
agency determines that any deviations are due to unforeseeable 
events or are not significant within the context of the 
project.
    Section 211 prohibits Federal spending on painting of 
official portraits.

  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 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 6--CONGRESSIONAL AND COMMITTEE PROCEDURE; INVESTIGATIONS


[Sec. 6569. Stationery for Senate; advertisements for

    [The Secretary of the Senate shall annually advertise, once 
a week for at least four weeks, in one or more of the principal 
papers published in the District of Columbia, for sealed 
proposals for supplying the Senate during the next session of 
Congress with the necessary stationery. The advertisement must 
describe the kind of stationery required, and must require the 
proposals to be accompanied with sufficient security for their 
performance.]

[Sec. 6570. Opening bids for stationery; awarding contracts

    [All such proposals shall be kept sealed until the day 
specified in such advertisement for opening the same, when the 
same shall be opened in the presence of at least two persons, 
and the contract shall be given to the lowest bidder, provided 
he shall give satisfactory security to perform the same, under 
a forfeiture not exceeding double the contract price in case of 
failure; and in case the lowest bidder shall fail to enter into 
such contract and give such security, within a time to be fixed 
in such advertisement, then the contract shall be given to the 
next lowest bidder, who shall enter into such contract, and 
give such security. And in case of failure by the person 
entering into such contract to perform the same, he and his 
sureties shall be liable for the forfeiture specified in such 
contract, as liquidated damages, to be sued for in the name of 
the United States.]

[Sec. 6571. Contracts for separate parts of Senate stationery

    [Sections 6569 and 6570 of this title shall not prevent the 
Secretary from contracting for separate parts of the supplies 
of stationery required to be furnished.]

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                 CHAPTER 14--FEDERAL ELECTION CAMPAIGNS


           SUBCHAPTER I--DISCLOSURE OF FEDERAL CAMPAIGN FUNDS


Sec. 432. Organization of political committees

(a) * * *



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(f) * * *

    (1) * * *

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[(g) Filing with and receipt of designations, statements, and 
            reports by Secretary of Senate; forwarding to 
            Commission; filing requirements with Commission; 
            public inspection and preservation of designations, 
            etc.

    [(1) Designations, statements, and reports required to be 
filed under this Act by a candidate for the office of Senator, 
by the principal campaign committee of such candidate, and by 
the Republican and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committees 
shall be filed with the Secretary of the Senate, who shall 
receive such designations, statements, and reports, as 
custodian for the Commission.
    [(2) The Secretary of the Senate shall forward a copy of 
any designation, statement, or report filed with the Secretary 
under this subsection to the Commission as soon as possible 
(but no later than 2 working days) after receiving such 
designation, statement, or report.
    [(3) All designations, statements, and reports required to 
be filed under this Act, except designations, statements, and 
reports filed in accordance with paragraph (1), shall be filed 
with the Commission.
    [(4) The Secretary of the Senate shall make the 
designations, statements, and reports received under this 
subsection available for public inspection and copying in the 
same manner as the Commission under section 438(a)(4) of this 
title, and shall preserve such designations, statements, and 
reports in the same manner as the Commission under section 
438(a)(5) of this title.]
    (g) Filing with the Commission.--All designations, 
statements, and reports required to be filed under this Act 
shall be filed with the Commission.

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                CHAPTER 24--CONGRESSIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY


Sec. 1381. Establishment of Office of Compliance

(a) Establishment

    There is established, as an independent office within the 
legislative branch of the Federal Government, the Office of 
Compliance.

(b) * * *

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(g) * * *

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(h) Duties

    The Office shall--
            (1) * * *
            (2) in carrying out the program under paragraph 
        (1), distribute the telephone number and address of the 
        Office, procedures for action under subchapter IV of 
        this chapter, and any other information appropriate for 
        distribution, distribute such information to employing 
        offices in a manner suitable for posting, provide such 
        information to new employees of employing offices, 
        distribute such information to [the residences of 
        covered employees] covered employees by the end of each 
        fiscal year, and conduct seminars and other activities 
        designed to educate employing offices and covered 
        employees; and
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                      TITLE 31--MONEY AND FINANCE


              CHAPTER 7--GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE


           SUBCHAPTER I--DEFINITIONS AND GENERAL ORGANIZATION

Sec.
701. Definitions.
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                   SUBCHAPTER VI--PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

781. Authority over the General Accounting Office Building.
782. Leasing of space in the General Accounting Office Building.
783. Rules and regulations.
               SUBCHAPTER VII--CENTER FOR AUDIT EXCELLENCE

791. Center for Audit Excellence.
792. Account.
793. Authorization of appropriations.''

                   SUBCHAPTER VI--PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Sec. 783. Rules and regulations

    (a) The Comptroller General is authorized to make all 
needful rules and regulations for the Government of the General 
Accounting Office Building, and to annex to such rules and 
regulations such reasonable penalties, within the limits 
prescribed in subsection (b), as will ensure their enforcement. 
Such rules and regulations shall be posted and kept posted in a 
conspicuous place on such Federal property.
    (b) Whoever shall violate any rule or regulation 
promulgated pursuant to subsection (a) shall be fined not more 
than $500 or imprisoned not more than 6 months, or both.

              Subchapter VII--Center for Audit Excellence

SEC. 791. CENTER FOR AUDIT EXCELLENCE.

    (a) Establishment.--The Comptroller General shall 
establish, maintain, and operate a center within the Government 
Accountability Office to be known as the ``Center for Audit 
Excellence'' (hereafter in this subchapter referred to as the 
``Center'').
    (b) Purpose and Activities.--
            (1) In general.--The Center shall build 
        institutional auditing capacity and promote good 
        governance by providing affordable, relevant, and high-
        quality training, technical assistance, and products 
        and services to qualified personnel and entities of 
        governments (including the Federal Government, State 
        and local governments, tribal governments, and 
        governments of foreign nations), international 
        organizations, and other private organizations.
            (2) Determination of qualified personnel and 
        entities.--Personnel and entities shall be considered 
        qualified for purposes of receiving training, technical 
        assistance, and products or services from the Center 
        under paragraph (1) in accordance with such criteria as 
        the Comptroller General may establish and publish.
    (c) Fees.--
            (1) Permitting charging of fees.--The Comptroller 
        General may establish, charge, and collect fees (on a 
        reimbursable or advance basis) for the training, 
        technical assistance, and products and services 
        provided by the Center under this subchapter.
            (2) Deposit into separate account.--The Comptroller 
        General shall deposit all fees collected under 
        paragraph (1) into the Center for Audit Excellence 
        Account established under section 792.
    (d) Gifts of Property and Services.--The Comptroller 
General may accept and use conditional or non-conditional gifts 
of property (both real and personal) and services (including 
services of guest lecturers) to support the operation of the 
Center, except that the Comptroller General may not accept or 
use such a gift if the Comptroller General determines that the 
acceptance or use of the gift would compromise or appear to 
compromise the integrity of the Government Accountability 
Office.
    (e) Sense of Congress Regarding Personnel.--It is the sense 
of Congress that the Center should be staffed primarily by 
personnel of the Government Accountability Office who are not 
otherwise engaged in carrying out other duties of the Office 
under this chapter, so as to ensure that the operation of the 
Center will not detract from or impact the oversight and audit 
work of the Office.

SEC. 792. ACCOUNT.

    (a) Establishment of Separate Account.--There is 
established in the Treasury as a separate account for the 
Government Accountability Office the ``Center for Audit 
Excellence Account'', which shall consist of the fees deposited 
by the Comptroller General under section 791(c) and such other 
amounts as may be appropriated under law.
    (b) Use of Account.--Amounts in the Center for Audit 
Excellence Account shall be available to the Comptroller 
General, in amounts specified in appropriations Acts and 
without fiscal year limitation, to carry out this subchapter.

SEC. 793. AUTHORIZATION OF APPROPRIATIONS.

    There are authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be 
necessary to carry out this subchapter.
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                TITLE 44--PUBLIC PRINTING AND DOCUMENTS


                 CHAPTER 3--GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

Sec.
301. [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office: 
          appointment.
302. [Deputy Public Printer] Deputy Director of the Government 
          Publishing Office: appointment; duties.
303. [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office and 
          [Deputy Public Printer] Deputy Director of the Government 
          Publishing Office: pay.
304. [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office: 
          vacancy in office.
305. [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office: 
          employees; pay.
306. [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office: 
          employment of skilled workmen; trial of skill.
307. [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office: 
          night work.

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Sec. 301. [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
                    Office: appointment

    The President of the United States shall nominate and, by 
and with the advice and consent of the Senate, appoint a 
suitable person[, who must be a practical printer and versed in 
the art of bookbinding,] to take charge of and manage the 
Government Printing Office. [His] The title shall be [Public 
Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office.

Sec. 302. [Deputy Public Printer] Deputy Director of the Government 
                    Publishing Office: appointment; duties

    The [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office shall appoint a suitable person[, who must be a 
practical printer and versed in the art of bookbinding,] to be 
the [Deputy Public Printer] Deputy Director of the Government 
Publishing Office. [He] The Deputy Director of the Government 
Publishing Office shall [perform the duties formerly required 
of the chief clerk,] supervise the buildings occupied by the 
Government Printing Office[, and perform] and perform any other 
duties required [of him] by the [Public Printer] Director of 
the Government Publishing Office.

Sec. 303. [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office 
                    and [Deputy Public Printer] Deputy Director of the 
                    Government Publishing Office: pay

    The annual rate of pay for the [Public Printer] Director of 
the Government Publishing Office shall be a rate which is equal 
to the rate for level II of the Executive Schedule under 
subchapter II of chapter 53 of title 5. The annual rate of pay 
for the [Deputy Public Printer] Deputy Director of the 
Government Publishing Office shall be a rate which is equal to 
the rate for level III of such Executive Schedule.

Sec. 304. [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
                    Office: vacancy in office

    In case of the death, resignation, absence, or sickness of 
the [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office, the [Deputy Public Printer] Deputy Director of the 
Government Publishing Office shall perform the duties of the 
[Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office 
until a successor is appointed [or his] or the Director's 
absence or sickness ceases; but the President may direct any 
other officer of the Government, whose appointment is vested in 
the President by and with the advice and consent of the Senate, 
to perform the duties of the vacant office until a successor is 
appointed, or the sickness or absence of the [Public Printer] 
Director of the Government Publishing Office ceases. A vacancy 
occasioned by death or resignation may not be filled 
temporarily under this section for longer than ten days, and a 
temporary appointment, designation, or assignment of another 
officer may not be made except to fill a vacancy happening 
during a recess of the Senate.

Sec. 305. [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
                    Office: employees; pay

    (a) The [Public Printer] Director of the Government 
Publishing Office may employ journeymen, apprentices, laborers, 
and other persons necessary for the work of the Government 
Printing Office at rates of wages and salaries, including 
compensation for night and overtime work, [he considers] the 
Director considers for the interest of the Government and just 
to the persons employed, except as otherwise provided by this 
section. [He may not] The Director of the Government Publishing 
Office may not employ more persons than the necessities of the 
public work require nor more than four hundred apprentices at 
one time. The minimum pay of journeymen printers, pressmen, and 
bookbinders employed in the Government Printing Office shall be 
at the rate of 90 cents an hour for the time actually employed. 
Except as provided by the preceding part of this section the 
rate of wages, including compensation for night and overtime 
work, for more than ten employees of the same occupation shall 
be determined by a conference between the [Public Printer] 
Director of the Government Publishing Office and a committee 
selected by the trades affected, and the rates and compensation 
so agreed upon shall become effective upon approval by the 
Joint Committee on Printing. When the [Public Printer] Director 
of the Government Publishing Office and the committee 
representing the trade fail to agree as to wages, salaries, and 
compensation, either party may appeal to the Joint Committee on 
Printing, and the decision of the Joint Committee is final. The 
wages, salaries, and compensation so determined are not subject 
to change oftener than once a year.
    (b) The [Public Printer] Director of the Government 
Publishing Office may grant an employee paid on an annual basis 
compensatory time off from duty instead of overtime pay for 
overtime work.

Sec. 306. [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
                    Office: employment of skilled workmen; trial of 
                    skill

    The [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office shall employ workmen who are thoroughly skilled in their 
respective branches of industry, as shown by trial of their 
skill under [his direction] the direction of the Director.

Sec. 307. [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
                    Office: night work

    The [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office shall cause the public printing in the Government 
Printing Office to be done at night as well as through the day, 
when the exigencies of the public service require it.

Sec. 308. Disbursing officer; deputy disbursing officer; certifying 
                    officers and employees

    (a) The [Public Printer] Director of the Government 
Publishing Office shall appoint from time to time a disbursing 
officer of the Government Printing Office (including the Office 
of the Superintendent of Documents) who shall be under the 
direction of the [Public Printer] Director of the Government 
Publishing Office. The disbursing officer shall (1) disburse 
moneys of the Government Printing Office only upon, and in 
strict accordance with, vouchers certified by the [Public 
Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office or by an 
officer or employee of the Government Printing Office 
authorized in writing by the [Public Printer] Director of the 
Government Publishing Office to certify such vouchers, (2) make 
such examination of vouchers as may be necessary to ascertain 
whether they are in proper form, certified, and approved, and 
(3) be held accountable accordingly. However, the disbursing 
officer shall not be held accountable or responsible for any 
illegal, improper, or incorrect payment resulting from any 
false, inaccurate, or misleading certificate, the 
responsibility for which, under subsection (c) of this section, 
is imposed upon a certifying officer or employee of the 
Government Printing Office.
    (b)(1) Upon the death, resignation, or separation from 
office of the disbursing officer, [his accounts] the accounts 
of the disbursing officer may be continued, and payments and 
collection may be made in [his name] the name of the disbursing 
officer, by any individual designated as a deputy disbursing 
officer by the [Public Printer] Director of the Government 
Publishing Office, for a period of time not to extend beyond 
the last day of the second month following the month in which 
the death, resignation, or separation occurred. Accounts and 
payments shall be allowed, audited, and settled, and checks 
signed in the name of the former disbursing officer by a deputy 
disbursing officer shall be honored in the same manner as if 
the former disbursing officer had continued in office.
    (2) A former disbursing officer of the Government Printing 
Office or [his estate] the estate of the disbursing officer may 
not be subject to any legal liability or penalty for the 
official accounts or defaults of the deputy disbursing officer 
acting in the name or in the place of the former disbursing 
officer. Each deputy disbursing officer is responsible for 
accounts entrusted [to him] to the deputy disbursing officer 
under paragraph (1) of this subsection, and the deputy 
disbursing officer is liable for any default occurring during 
[his service] the service of the deputy disbursing officer 
under such paragraph.
    (c)(1) The [Public Printer] Director of the Government 
Publishing Office may designate in writing officers and 
employees of the Government Printing Office to certify vouchers 
for payment from appropriations and funds. Such officers and 
employees shall (A) be responsible for the existence and 
correctness of the facts recited in the certificate or other 
voucher or its supporting papers and for the legality of the 
proposed payment under the appropriation or fund involved, (B) 
be responsible and accountable for the correctness of the 
computations of certified vouchers, and (C) be accountable for, 
and required to make restitution to, the United States for the 
amount of any illegal, improper, or incorrect payment resulting 
from any false, inaccurate, or misleading certificate made [by 
him] by such officer or employee, as well as for any payment 
prohibited by law or which did not represent a legal obligation 
under the appropriation or fund involved. However, the 
Comptroller General of the United States, may, at [his 
discretion] the discretion of the Comptroller General, relieve 
such certifying officer or employee of liability for any 
payment otherwise proper [whenever he] whenever the Comptroller 
General finds that (i) the certification was based on the 
official records and that such certifying officer or employee 
did not know, and by reasonable diligence and inquiry could not 
have ascertained, the actual facts, or (ii) when the obligation 
was incurred in good faith, the payment was not contrary to any 
statutory provision specifically prohibiting payments of the 
character involved, and the United States has received value 
for such payment. The Comptroller General shall relieve such 
certifying officer or employee of liability for an overpayment 
for transportation services made to any common carrier covered 
by section 3726 of title 31, [whenever he] whenever the 
Comptroller General finds that the overpayment occurred solely 
because the administrative examination made prior to payment of 
the transportation bill did not include a verification of 
transportation rates, freight classifications, or land grant 
deductions.

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Sec. 309. Revolving fund for operation and maintenance of Government 
                    Printing Office: capitalization; reimbursements and 
                    credits; accounting and budgeting; reports

    (a) * * *

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In addition, the [Public Printer] Director of the Government 
Publishing Office shall provide capital for the fund by 
capitalizing, at fair and reasonable values as jointly 
determined [by him] by the Director and the Comptroller 
General, the current inventories, plant, and building 
appurtenances, except building structures and land, equipment, 
and other assets of the Government Printing Office.
    (b) * * *

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    (c) An adequate system of accounts for the fund shall be 
maintained on the accrual method, and financial reports 
prepared on the basis of the accounts. The [Public Printer] 
Director of the Government Publishing Office shall prepare and 
submit an annual business-type budget program for the 
operations under this fund. This budget program shall be 
considered and enacted as prescribed by section 9104 of title 
31.
    (d) The Inspector General of the Government Printing Office 
shall audit the financial and operational activities of the 
Government Printing Office each year. The audits shall be 
conducted under the direction of the Joint Committee on 
Printing. For purposes of the audits, the Inspector General 
shall have such access to the records, files, personnel, and 
facilities of the Government Printing Office as the Inspector 
General considers appropriate. The Inspector General shall 
furnish reports of the audits to the Congress and the [Public 
Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office.
    (e) The [Public Printer] Director of the Government 
Publishing Office shall prepare an annual financial statement 
meeting the requirements of section 3515(b) of title 31, United 
States Code. Each financial statement shall be audited in 
accordance with applicable generally accepted Government 
auditing standards--
            (1) by an independent external auditor selected by 
        the [Public Printer] Director of the Government 
        Publishing Office, or
            (2) at the request of the Joint Committee on 
        Printing, by the Inspector General of the Government 
        Printing Office.
    (f) The Comptroller General of the United States may audit 
the financial statement prepared under subsection (e) at [his 
or her discretion] the discretion of the Comptroller General or 
at the request of the Joint Committee on Printing. An audit by 
the Comptroller General shall be in lieu of the audit otherwise 
required by that subsection.

Sec. 310. Payments for printing, binding, blank paper, and supplies

    An executive department or independent establishment of the 
Government ordering printing and binding or blank paper and 
supplies from the Government Printing Office shall pay promptly 
by check to the [Public Printer] Director of the Government 
Publishing Office upon [his written request] the written 
request of the Director, either in advance or upon completion 
of the work, all or part of the estimated or actual cost, as 
the case may be, and bills rendered by the [Public Printer] 
Director of the Government Publishing Office are not subject to 
audit or certification in advance of payment. Adjustments on 
the basis of the actual cost of delivered work paid for in 
advance shall be made monthly or quarterly and as may be agreed 
by the [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office and the department or establishment concerned.

Sec. 311. Purchases exempt from subtitle I of title 40 and division C 
                    (except sections 3302, 3501(b), 3509, 3906, 4710, 
                    and 4711) of subtitle I of title 41; contract 
                    negotiation authority; small purchase threshold

    (a) * * *
    (b) In addition to the authority to negotiate otherwise 
provided by law, the [Public Printer] Director of the 
Government Publishing Office may negotiate purchases and 
contracts for supplies or services for which the [Public 
Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office 
determines that it is impracticable to secure competition by 
advertising. The [Public Printer] Director of the Government 
Publishing Office may not award a contract under this 
subsection unless [he justifies] the Director justifies the use 
of negotiation in writing and certifies the accuracy and 
completeness of the justification. The justification shall set 
out facts and circumstances that clearly and convincingly 
establish that advertising would not be practicable for such 
contract. Such a justification is final and a copy thereof 
shall be maintained in the Government Printing Office for at 
least 6 years after the date of the determination. The [Public 
Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office may 
designate one or more employees of the Government Printing 
Office to carry out this subsection.

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Sec. 312. Machinery, material, equipment, or supplies from other 
                    Government agencies

    An officer of the Government having machinery, material, 
equipment, or supplies for printing, binding, and blank-book 
work, including lithography, photolithography, and other 
processes of reproduction, no longer required or authorized for 
[his service] the service of such officer, shall submit a 
detailed report of them to the [Public Printer] Director of the 
Government Publishing Office. The [Public Printer] Director of 
the Government Publishing Office, with the approval of the 
Joint Committee on Printing, may requisition such articles as 
are serviceable in the Government Printing Office, and they 
shall be promptly delivered to that office.

Sec. 313. Examining boards: paper; bindery materials; machinery

    The [Deputy Public Printer] Deputy Director of the 
Government Publishing Office, the superintendent of printing, 
and a person designated by the Joint Committee on Printing, 
shall constitute a board to examine and report in writing on 
paper delivered under contract, or by purchase or otherwise, at 
the Government Printing Office.
    The [Deputy Public Printer] Deputy Director of the 
Government Publishing Office, the superintendent of binding, 
and a person designated by the Joint Committee on Printing 
shall constitute a board to examine and report in writing on 
material, except paper, for the use of the bindery.
    The [Deputy Public Printer] Deputy Director of the 
Government Publishing Office, the superintendent of printing, 
and a person designated by the Joint Committee on Printing 
shall constitute a board of condemnation, who, upon the call of 
the [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office, shall determine the condition of presses and other 
machinery and material used in the Government Printing Office, 
with a view to condemnation.

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Sec. 317. Special policemen

    The [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office or [his delegate] a delegate of the Director may 
designate employees of the Government Printing Office to serve 
as special policemen to protect persons and property in 
premises and adjacent areas occupied by or under the control of 
the Government Printing Office. Under regulations to be 
prescribed by the [Public Printer] Director of the Government 
Publishing Office, employees designated as special policemen 
are authorized to bear and use arms in the performance of their 
duties; make arrest for violations of laws of the United 
States, the several States, and the District of Columbia; and 
enforce the regulations of the [Public Printer] Director of the 
Government Publishing Office, including the removal from 
Government Printing Office premises of individuals who violate 
such regulations. The jurisdiction of special policemen in 
premises occupied by or under the control of the Government 
Printing Office and adjacent areas shall be concurrent with the 
jurisdiction of the respective law enforcement agencies where 
the premises are located.

Sec. 318. Transfer of surplus property; acceptance of voluntary 
                    services

    (a) The [Public Printer] Director of the Government 
Publishing Office may--

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     CHAPTER 5--PRODUCTION AND PROCUREMENT OF PRINTING AND BINDING

Sec.
501. Government printing, binding, and blank-book work to be done at 
          Government Printing Office.
502. Procurement of printing, binding, and blank-book work by [Public 
          Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office.

Sec. 502. Procurement of printing, binding, and blank-book work by 
                    [Public Printer] Director of the Government 
                    Publishing Office

    Printing, binding, and blank-book work authorized by law, 
which the [Public Printer] Director of the Government 
Publishing Office is not able or equipped to do at the 
Government Printing Office, may be produced elsewhere under 
contracts made by him with the approval of the Joint Committee 
on Printing.

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Sec. 504. Direct purchase of printing, binding, and blank-book work by 
                    Government agencies

    The Joint Committee on Printing may permit the [Public 
Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office to 
authorize an executive department, independent office, or 
establishment of the Government to purchase direct for its use 
such printing, binding, and blank-book work, otherwise 
authorized by law, as the Government Printing Office is not 
able or suitably equipped to execute or as may be more 
economically or in the better interest of the Government 
executed elsewhere.

Sec. 505. Sale of duplicate plates

    The [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office shall sell, under regulations of the Joint Committee on 
Printing to persons who may apply, additional or duplicate 
stereotype or electrotype plates from which a Government 
publication is printed, at a price not to exceed the cost of 
composition, the metal, and making to the Government, plus 10 
per centum, and the full amount of the price shall be paid when 
the order is filed.

Sec. 506. Time for printing documents or reports which include 
                    illustrations or maps

    A document or report to be illustrated or accompanied by 
maps may not be printed by the [Public Printer] Director of the 
Government Publishing Office until the illustrations or maps 
designed for it are ready for publication.

Sec. 507. Orders for printing to be acted upon within one year

    An order for public printing may not be acted upon by the 
[Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office 
after the expiration of one year unless the entire copy and 
illustrations for the work have been furnished within that 
period.

Sec. 508. Annual estimates of quantity of paper required for public 
                    printing and binding

    At the beginning of each session of Congress, the [Public 
Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office shall 
submit to the Joint Committee on Printing estimates of the 
quantity of paper of all descriptions required for the public 
printing and binding during the ensuing year.

Sec. 509. Standards of paper; advertisements for proposals; samples

    The Joint Committee on Printing shall fix upon standards of 
paper for the different descriptions of public printing and 
binding, and the [Public Printer] Director of the Government 
Publishing Office, under their direction, shall advertise in 
six newspapers or trade journals, published in different 
cities, for sealed proposals to furnish the Government with 
paper, as specified in the schedule to be furnished applicants 
by the [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office, setting forth in detail the quality and quantities 
required for the public printing. The [Public Printer] Director 
of the Government Publishing Office shall furnish samples of 
the standard of papers fixed upon to applicants who desire to 
bid.

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Sec. 513. Comparison of paper and envelopes with standard quality

    The [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office shall compare every lot of paper and envelopes delivered 
by a contractor with the standard of quality fixed upon by the 
Joint Committee on Printing, and may not accept paper or 
envelopes which do not conform to it in every particular. A lot 
of delivered paper or envelopes which does not conform to the 
standard of quality may be accepted by the Committee at a 
discount that in its opinion is sufficient to protect the 
interests of the Government.

Sec. 514. Determination of quality of paper

    The Joint Committee on Printing shall determine differences 
of opinion between the [Public Printer] Director of the 
Government Publishing Office and a contractor for paper 
respecting the paper's quality; and the decision of the 
Committee is final as to the United States.

Sec. 515. Default of contractor; new contracts and purchase in open 
                    market

    If a contractor fails to comply with his contract, the 
[Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office 
shall report the default to the Joint Committee on Printing, 
and under its direction, enter into a new contract with the 
lowest, best, and most responsible bidder for the interest of 
the Government among those whose proposals were rejected at the 
last opening of bids, or he shall advertise for new proposals, 
under the regulations provided by sections 509-517 of this 
title. During the interval that may thus occur he may, under 
the direction of the Joint Committee on Printing, purchase in 
open market, at the lowest market price, paper necessary for 
the public printing.

Sec. 516. Liability of defaulting contractor

    Upon failure to furnish paper, a contractor and his 
sureties shall be responsible for any increase of cost to the 
Government in procuring a supply of the paper consequent upon 
his default. The [Public Printer] Director of the Government 
Publishing Office shall report every default, with a full 
statement of all the facts in the case, to the General Counsel 
for the Department of the Treasury, who shall prosecute the 
defaulting contractor and his sureties upon their bond in the 
district court of the United States in the district in which 
the defaulting contractor resides.

Sec. 517. Purchase of paper in open market

    The Joint Committee on Printing may authorize the [Public 
Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office to 
purchase paper in open market when they consider the quantity 
required so small or the want so immediate as not to justify 
advertisement for proposals.

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             CHAPTER 7--CONGRESSIONAL PRINTING AND BINDING

Sec.
701. ``Usual number'' of documents and reports; distribution of House 
          and Senate documents and reports; binding; reports on private 
          bills; number of copies printed; distribution.
710. Copies of Acts furnished to [Public Printer] Director of the 
          Government Publishing Office.

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Sec. 701. ``Usual number'' of documents and reports; distribution of 
                    House and Senate documents and reports; binding; 
                    reports on private bills; number of copies printed; 
                    distribution

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    (c) Of the number printed, the [Public Printer] Director of 
the Government Publishing Office shall bind a sufficient number 
of copies for distribution as follows:

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    Of the Senate documents and reports, bound--to the Senate 
library, fifteen copies; to the Library of Congress, copies as 
provided by sections 1718 and 1719 of this title; to the House 
of Representatives library, fifteen copies; to the 
Superintendent of Documents, as many copies as may be required 
for distribution to State libraries and designated 
depositories. In binding documents the [Public Printer] 
Director of the Government Publishing Office shall give 
precedence to those that are to be distributed to libraries and 
to designated depositories. But a State library or designated 
depository entitled to documents that may prefer to have its 
documents in unbound form, may do so by notifying the 
Superintendent of Documents to that effect prior to the 
convening of each Congress.

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Sec. 703. Printing extra copies

    Orders for printing copies in addition to the ``usual 
number'', otherwise than provided for by this section, shall be 
by simple, concurrent, or joint resolution. Either House may 
print extra copies to the amount of $1,200 by simple 
resolution; if the cost exceeds that sum, the printing shall be 
ordered by concurrent resolution, unless the resolution is 
self-appropriating, when it shall be by joint resolution. 
Resolutions, when presented to either House, shall be referred 
to the Committee on House Oversight of the House of 
Representatives or the Committee on Rules and Administration of 
the Senate, who, in making their report, shall give the 
probable cost of the proposed printing upon the estimate of the 
[Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office; 
and extra copies may not be printed before the committee has 
reported. The printing of additional copies may be performed 
upon orders of the Joint Committee on Printing within a limit 
of $700 in cost in any one instance.

Sec. 704. Reprinting bills, laws, and reports from committees not 
                    exceeding fifty pages

    When the supply is exhausted, the Secretary of the Senate 
and the Clerk of the House of Representatives may order the 
reprinting of not more than one thousand copies of a pending 
bill, resolution, or public law, not exceeding fifty pages, or 
a report from a committee or congressional commission on 
pending legislation not accompanied by testimony or exhibits or 
other appendices and not exceeding fifty pages. The [Public 
Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office shall 
require each requisition for reprinting to cite the specific 
authority of law for its execution.

Sec. 705. Duplicate orders to print

    The [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office shall examine the orders of the Senate and House of 
Representatives for printing, and in case of duplication shall 
print under the first order received.

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Sec. 708. Bills and resolutions: binding sets for Congress

    The [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office shall bind four sets of Senate and House of 
Representatives bills, joint and concurrent resolutions of each 
Congress, two for the Senate and two for the House, to be 
furnished him from the files of the Senate and House document 
room, the volumes when bound to be kept there for reference.

Sec. 709. Public and private laws, postal conventions, and treaties

    The [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office shall print in slip form copies of public and private 
laws, postal conventions, and treaties, to be charged to the 
congressional allotment for printing and binding. The Joint 
Committee on Printing shall control the number and distribution 
of copies.

Sec. 710. Copies of Acts furnished to [Public Printer] Director of the 
                    Government Publishing Office

    The Archivist of the United States shall furnish to the 
[Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office a 
copy of every Act and joint resolution, as soon as possible 
after its approval by the President, or after it has become a 
law under the Constitution without his approval.

Sec. 711. Printing Acts, joint resolutions, and treaties

    The [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office, on receiving from the Archivist of the United States a 
copy of an Act or joint resolution, or from the Secretary of 
State, a copy of a treaty, shall print an accurate copy and 
transmit it in duplicate to the Archivist of the United States 
or to the Secretary of State, as the case may be, for revision. 
On the return of one of the revised duplicates, he shall make 
the marked corrections and print the number specified by 
section 709 of this title.

Sec. 712. Printing of postal conventions

    The [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office, on receiving from the Postmaster General a copy of a 
postal convention between the Postmaster General, on the part 
of the United States, and an equivalent officer of a foreign 
government, shall print an accurate copy and transmit it in 
duplicate to the Postmaster General. On the return of one of 
the revised duplicates, he shall make the marked corrections 
and print the number specified by section 709 of this title.

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Sec. 714. Printing documents for Congress in two or more editions; 
                    printing of full number and allotment of full quota

    The Joint Committee on Printing shall establish rules to be 
observed by the [Public Printer] Director of the Government 
Publishing Office, by which public documents and reports 
printed for Congress, or either House, may be printed in two or 
more editions, to meet the public requirements. The aggregate 
of the editions may not exceed the number of copies otherwise 
authorized. This section does not prevent the printing of the 
full number of a document or report, or the allotment of the 
full quota to Senators and Representatives, as otherwise 
authorized, when a legitimate demand for the full complement is 
known to exist.

Sec. 715. Senate and House documents and reports for Department of 
                    State

    The [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office shall print, in addition to the usual number, and 
furnish the Department of State twenty copies of each Senate 
and House of Representatives document and report.

Sec. 716. Printing of documents not provided for by law

    Either House may order the printing of a document not 
already provided for by law, when accompanied by an estimate 
from the [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office as to the probable cost. An executive department, 
bureau, board, or independent office of the Government 
submitting reports or documents in response to inquiries from 
Congress shall include an estimate of the probable cost of 
printing to the usual number. This section does not apply to 
reports or documents not exceeding fifty pages.

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Sec. 722. Congressional Directory: sale

    The [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office, under the direction of the Joint Committee on Printing, 
may print the current Congressional Directory for sale at a 
price sufficient to reimburse the expense of printing. The 
money derived from sales shall be paid into the Treasury and 
accounted for in his annual report to Congress, and sales may 
not be made on credit.

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Sec. 724. Memorial addresses: illustrations

    The illustrations to accompany bound copies of memorial 
addresses delivered in Congress shall be made at the Bureau of 
Engraving and Printing and paid for out of the appropriation 
for that bureau, or, in the discretion of the Joint Committee 
on Printing, shall be obtained elsewhere by the [Public 
Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office and 
charged to the allotment for printing and binding for Congress.

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Sec. 728. United States Statutes at Large: distribution

    The [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office, after the final adjournment of each regular session of 
Congress, shall print and bind copies of the United States 
Statutes at Large, to be charged to the congressional allotment 
for printing and binding. The Joint Committee on Printing shall 
control the number and distribution of the copies.
    The [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office shall print and, after the end of each calendar year, 
bind and deliver to the Superintendent of Documents a number of 
copies of the United States Treaties and Other International 
Agreements not exceeding the number of copies of the United 
States Statutes at Large required for distribution in the 
manner provided by law.

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Sec. 730. Distribution of documents to Members of Congress

    When, in the division among Senators, and Representatives, 
of documents printed for the use of Congress there is an 
apportionment to each or either House in round numbers, the 
[Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office 
may not deliver the full number so accredited at the Senate 
Service Department and House of Representatives Publications 
Distribution Service, but only the largest multiple of the 
number constituting the full membership of that House, 
including the Secretary and Sergeant at Arms of the Senate and 
Clerk and Sergeant at Arms of the House, which is contained in 
the round numbers thus accredited to that House, so that the 
number delivered divides evenly and without remainder among the 
Members of the House to which they are delivered; and the 
remainder of the documents thus resulting shall be turned over 
to the Superintendent of Documents, to be distributed by him, 
first, to public and school libraries for the purpose of 
completing broken sets; second, to public and school libraries 
that have not been supplied with any portions of the sets, and, 
lastly, by sale to other persons; the libraries to be named to 
him by Senators and Representatives; and in this distribution 
the Superintendent of Documents, as far as practicable, shall 
make an equal allowance to each Senator and Representative.

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Sec. 733. Documents and reports ordered by Members of Congress; franks 
                    and envelopes for Members of Congress

    The [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office on order of a Member of Congress, on prepayment of the 
cost, may reprint documents and reports of committees together 
with the evidence papers submitted, or any part ordered printed 
by the Congress.

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    At the request of a Member of Congress or Resident 
Commissioner the [Public Printer] Director of the Government 
Publishing Office may print upon franks or envelopes used for 
mailing public documents the facsimile signature of the Member 
or Resident Commissioner and a special request for return if 
not called for, and the name of the State or Commonwealth and 
county and city. The Member or Resident Commissioner shall 
deposit with his order the extra expense involved in printing 
these additional words.
    The [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office may also, at the request of a Member or Resident 
Commissioner, print on envelopes authorized to be furnished, 
the name of the Member or Resident Commissioner, and State or 
Commonwealth, the date, and the topic or subject matter, not 
exceeding twelve words.
    The [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office shall deposit moneys accruing under this section in the 
Treasury of the United States to the credit of the 
appropriation made for the working capital of the Government 
Printing Office for the year in which the work is done. He 
shall account for them in his annual report to Congress.

Sec. 734. Stationery and blank books for Congress

    Upon requisition of the Secretary of the Senate and the 
Clerk of the House of Representatives, respectively, the 
[Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office 
shall furnish stationery, blank books, tables, forms, and other 
necessary papers preparatory to congressional legislation, 
required for the official use of the Senate and the House of 
Representatives, or their committees and officers. This does 
not prevent the purchase by the officers of the Senate and 
House of Representatives of stationery and blank books 
necessary for sale to Senators and Members in the stationery 
rooms of the two Houses as provided by law.

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Sec. 736. Binding at expense of Members of Congress

    The [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office may bind at the Government Printing Office books, maps, 
charts, or documents published by authority of Congress, upon 
application of a Member of Congress, and payment of the actual 
cost of binding.

Sec. 737. Binding for Senate library

    The Secretary of the Senate may make requisition upon the 
[Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office 
for the binding for the Senate library of books he considers 
necessary, at a cost not to exceed $200 per year.

Sec. 738. Binding of publications for distribution to libraries

    The [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office shall supply the Superintendent of Documents with 
sufficient copies of publications distributed in unbound form, 
to be bound and distributed to the State libraries and other 
designated depositories for their permanent files. Every 
publication of sufficient size on any one subject shall be 
bound separately and receive the title suggested by the subject 
of the volume, and the others shall be distributed in unbound 
form as soon as printed. The library edition, as well as all 
other bound sets of congressional numbered documents and 
reports, shall be arranged in volumes and bound in the manner 
directed by the Joint Committee on Printing.

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                    CHAPTER 9--CONGRESSIONAL RECORD

Sec. 902. Congressional Record: Indexes

    The [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office shall prepare the semimonthly and the session index to 
the Congressional Record. The Joint Committee on Printing shall 
direct the form and manner of its publication and distribution.

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Sec. 906. Congressional Record: gratuitous copies; delivery

    The [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office shall furnish the Congressional Record only as follows:

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    In addition to the foregoing the Congressional Record shall 
also be furnished as follows:
    In unstitched form, and held in reserve by the [Public 
Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office, as many 
copies of the daily Record as may be required to supply a 
semimonthly edition, bound in paper cover together with each 
semimonthly index when it is issued, and then be delivered 
promptly as follows:

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            to each United States circuit and district judge, 
        and to the chief judge and each associate judge of the 
        United States Court of Federal Claims, the United 
        States Court of International Trade, the Tax Court of 
        the United States, the United States Court of Appeals 
        for Veterans Claims, and the United States Court of 
        Appeals for the Armed Forces, upon request to a member 
        of Congress and notification by the Member to the 
        [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
        Office, one copy of the daily, in addition to those 
        authorized to be furnished to Members of Congress under 
        the preceding provisions of this section;

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            to the library of each United States Court of 
        Appeals, each United States District Court, the United 
        States Court of Federal Claims, the United States Court 
        of International Trade, the Tax Court of the United 
        States, the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans 
        Claims, and the United States Court of Appeals for the 
        Armed Forces, upon request to the [Public Printer] 
        Director of the Government Publishing Office, one copy 
        of the daily, one semimonthly copy, and one bound copy;
            to the [Public Printer] Director of the Government 
        Publishing Office for official use, not to exceed 
        seventy-five copies of the daily, ten semimonthly 
        copies, and two bound copies;

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            to each former Senator, Representative, and 
        Commissioner from Puerto Rico, upon request to the 
        [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
        Office, one copy of the daily;

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Sec. 907. Congressional Record: extracts for Members of Congress; 
                    mailing envelopes

    The [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office may print and deliver, upon the order of a Member of 
Congress and payment of the cost, extracts from the 
Congressional Record. The [Public Printer] Director of the 
Government Publishing Office may furnish without cost to 
Members and the Resident Commissioner, envelopes, ready for 
mailing the Congressional Record or any part of it, or 
speeches, or reports in it, if such part, speeches, or reports 
are mailable as franked mail under section 3210 of title 39. 
Envelopes so furnished shall contain in the upper left-hand 
corner the following words: ``United States Senate'' or ``House 
of Representatives, U.S. Part of Congressional Record.'', and 
in the upper right-hand corner the letters ``U.S.S.'' or 
``M.C.'', and the [Public Printer] Director of the Government 
Publishing Office may, at the request of a Member or Resident 
Commissioner, print in addition to the foregoing, his name and 
State or Commonwealth, the date, and the topic or subject 
matter, not exceeding twelve words. He may not print any other 
words on envelopes, except at the personal expense of the 
Member or Resident Commissioner ordering the envelopes, except 
to affix the official title of a document. The [Public Printer] 
Director of the Government Publishing Office shall deposit 
moneys accruing under this section in the Treasury of the 
United States to the credit of the appropriation made for the 
working capital of the Government Printing Office for the year 
in which the work is done, and accounted for in his annual 
report to Congress.

Sec. 908. Congressional Record: payment for printing extracts or other 
                    documents

    If a Member or Resident Commissioner fails to pay the cost 
of printing extracts from the Congressional Record or other 
documents ordered by him to be printed, the [Public Printer] 
Director of the Government Publishing Office shall certify the 
amount due to the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of 
Representatives or the financial clerk of the Senate, as the 
case may be, who shall deduct from any salary due the 
delinquent the amount, or as much of it as the salary due may 
cover, and pay the amount so obtained to the [Public Printer] 
Director of the Government Publishing Office, to be applied by 
him to the satisfaction of the indebtedness.

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Sec. 910. Congressional Record: subscriptions; sale of current, 
                    individual numbers, and bound sets; postage rate

    (a) Under the direction of the Joint Committee, the [Public 
Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office may 
sell--

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    (b) The price of a subscription to the daily Record and of 
current, individual numbers, and bound sets shall be determined 
by the [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office based upon the cost of printing and distribution. Any 
such price shall be paid in advance. The money from any such 
sale shall be paid into the Treasury and accounted for in the 
[Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office's 
annual report to Congress.

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        CHAPTER 11--EXECUTIVE AND JUDICIARY PRINTING AND BINDING

Sec.
1101. Printing and binding for the President.
1102. Printing to be authorized by law and necessary to the public 
          business, not in excess of appropriation, and on special 
          requisition filed with the [Public Printer] Director of the 
          Government Publishing Office.
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1111. Annual reports: time for furnishing manuscript and proofs to 
          [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office.
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1115. Annual reports: time of delivery by [Public Printer] Director of 
          the Government Publishing Office to Congress.

Sec. 1101. Printing and binding for the President

    The [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office shall execute such printing and binding for the 
President as he may order and make requisition for.

Sec. 1102. Printing to be authorized by law and necessary to the public 
                    business, not in excess of appropriation, and on 
                    special requisition filed with the [Public Printer] 
                    Director of the Government Publishing Office

    (a) A head of an executive department, or of an independent 
agency or establishment of the Government may not cause to be 
printed, and the [Public Printer] Director of the Government 
Publishing Office may not print, a document or matter unless it 
is authorized by law and necessary to the public business.

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    (c) Printing may not be done without a special requisition 
signed by the chief of the department, independent agency or 
establishment and filed with the [Public Printer] Director of 
the Government Publishing Office.

Sec. 1103. Certificate of necessity; estimate of cost

    When a department, the Supreme Court, or the Library of 
Congress requires printing or binding to be done, it shall 
certify that it is necessary for the public service. The 
[Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office 
shall then furnish an estimate of cost by principal items, 
after which requisitions may be made upon him for the printing 
or binding by the head of the department, the Clerk of the 
Supreme Court, or the Librarian of Congress, respectively. The 
[Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office 
shall place the cost to the debit of the department in its 
annual appropriation for printing and binding.

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Sec. 1105. Form and style of work for departments

    The [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office shall determine the form and style in which the printing 
or binding ordered by a department is executed, and the 
material and the size of type used, having proper regard to 
economy, workmanship, and the purposes for which the work is 
needed.

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Sec. 1108. Presidential approval required for printing of periodicals; 
                    number printed; sale to public

    The head of an executive department, independent agency or 
establishment of the Government, with the approval of the 
President, may use from the appropriations available for 
printing and binding such sums as are necessary for the 
printing of journals, magazines, periodicals, and similar 
publications he certifies in writing to be necessary in the 
transaction of the public business required by law of the 
department, office, or establishment. There may be printed, in 
addition to those necessary for the public business, not to 
exceed two thousand copies for free distribution by the issuing 
department, office, or establishment. The [Public Printer] 
Director of the Government Publishing Office, subject to 
regulation by the Joint Committee on Printing, shall print 
additional copies required for sale to the public by the 
Superintendent of Documents; but the printing of these 
additional copies may not interfere with the prompt execution 
of printing for the Government.

Sec. 1109. Printing documents in two or more editions; full number and 
                    allotment of full quota

    The number of copies of a public document or report 
authorized to be printed for an executive department, 
independent agency, or establishment of the Government may be 
supplied in two or more editions, instead of one, upon a 
requisition on the [Public Printer] Director of the Government 
Publishing Office by the head of the department or independent 
office, but the aggregate of the editions may not exceed the 
number of copies otherwise authorized. This section does not 
preclude the printing of the full number of a document or 
report, or the allotment of the full quota to Senators and 
Representatives, as otherwise authorized, when a legitimate 
demand for the full complement is known to exist.

Sec. 1110. Daily examination of Congressional Record for immediate 
                    ordering of documents for official use; limit; 
                    bills and resolutions

    The heads of executive departments, independent agencies 
and establishments, respectively, shall cause daily examination 
of the Congressional Record for the purpose of noting 
documents, reports, and other publications of interest to their 
departments, and shall cause an immediate order to be sent to 
the [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office for the number of copies of the publications required 
for official use, not to exceed, however, the number of bureaus 
in the department and divisions in the office of the head. The 
[Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office 
shall send to each executive department, independent agency and 
establishment, as soon as printed, five copies of public bills 
and resolutions, except to the State Department, to which he 
shall send ten copies of bills and resolutions. When the head 
of a department, independent agency or establishment desires a 
greater number of a class of bills or resolutions for official 
use, the [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office shall furnish them on requisition promptly made.

Sec. 1111. Annual reports: time for furnishing manuscript and proofs to 
                    [Public Printer] Director of the Government 
                    Publishing Office

    The appropriations made for printing and binding may not be 
used for an annual report or the accompanying documents unless 
the manuscript and proof is furnished to the [Public Printer] 
Director of the Government Publishing Office in the following 
manner:

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Sec. 1115. Annual reports: time of delivery by [Public Printer] 
                    Director of the Government Publishing Office to 
                    Congress

    The annual reports of the Executive Departments and the 
accompanying documents shall be delivered by the [Public 
Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office to the 
proper officer of each House of Congress at its first meeting. 
Other reports of the Executive Departments shall be so 
delivered on or before the third Wednesday next after the 
meeting of Congress or as soon after as may be practicable.

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Sec. 1121. Paper and envelopes for Government agencies in the District 
                    of Columbia

    The [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office may procure, under direction of the Joint Committee on 
Printing, as provided by sections 509-516 of this title, and 
furnish on requisition, paper and envelopes (not including 
envelopes printed in the course of manufacture) in common use 
by two or more departments, establishments, or services of the 
Government in the District of Columbia, and reimbursement shall 
be made to the [Public Printer] Director of the Government 
Publishing Office from appropriations or funds available for 
the purpose. Paper and envelopes so furnished by the [Public 
Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office may not 
be procured in any other manner.

Sec. 1122. Supplies for Government establishments

    The [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office may procure and supply, on the requisition of the head 
of an executive department, independent office or establishment 
of the Government, complete manifold blanks, books, and forms 
required in duplicating processes, and complete patented 
devices with which to file money-order statements, or other 
uniform official papers, and charge them to the allotment for 
printing and binding of the department or Government 
establishment requiring them.

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              CHAPTER 13--PARTICULAR REPORTS AND DOCUMENTS

Sec.
1301. Agriculture, Department of: report of Secretary.
     * * * * * * *
1340. [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office: 
          annual report.

Sec. 1301. Agriculture, Department of: report of Secretary

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    In addition to the usual number, there shall be printed of 
part 1, one thousand copies for the Senate, two thousand copies 
for the House of Representatives, and three thousand copies for 
the Department of Agriculture; and of part 2, one hundred and 
ten thousand copies for the use of the Senate, three hundred 
and sixty thousand copies for the use of the House of 
Representatives, and thirty thousand copies for the use of the 
Department of Agriculture, the illustrations for part 2 to be 
subject to the approval of the Secretary of Agriculture, and 
executed under the supervision of the [Public Printer] Director 
of the Government Publishing Office, in accordance with 
directions of the Joint Committee on Printing, and the title of 
each of the parts shall show that each part is complete in 
itself.

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Sec. 1305. Attorney General: opinions

    The [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office shall from time to time print an edition of one thousand 
copies of the opinions of the Attorney General, which shall be, 
as to size, quality of paper, printing, and binding, of uniform 
style and appearance, as nearly as practicable, with volume 8 
of opinions, published in the year 1868. Each volume shall 
contain proper headnotes, a complete and full index, and such 
footnotes as the Attorney General approves. The volumes shall 
be distributed in the manner the Attorney General prescribes.

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Sec. 1320A. Historical societies' publications

    Notwithstanding any other provision of law, and with the 
approval of the Joint Committee on Printing, the [Public 
Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office shall 
provide for such printing services and distribution with 
respect to publications of the United States Capitol Historical 
Society, the Supreme Court Historical Society, or the White 
House Historical Association as such Society or Association may 
request: Provided, That such Society or Association reimburses 
the [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office for the actual expenses incurred by him in providing for 
such services and distribution.

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Sec. 1330. Monthly Summary Statement of Imports and Exports

    There shall be printed monthly by the [Public Printer] 
Director of the Government Publishing Office thirty-five 
hundred copies of the Monthly Summary Statement of Imports and 
Exports and other statistical information prepared by the 
Secretary of Commerce, five hundred for the Senate, one 
thousand for the House of Representatives, and two thousand for 
the Department of Commerce.

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Sec. 1340. [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
                    Office: annual report

    In addition to the usual number of the annual report of the 
[Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office, 
one thousand copies shall be printed to be distributed under 
his direction.

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      CHAPTER 15--FEDERAL REGISTER AND CODE OF FEDERAL REGULATIONS

Sec. 1502. Custody and printing of Federal documents; appointment of 
                    Director

    The Archivist of the United States, acting through the 
Office of the Federal Register, is charged with the custody 
and, together with the [Public Printer] Director of the 
Government Publishing Office, with the prompt and uniform 
printing and distribution of the documents required or 
authorized to be published by section 1505 of this title. There 
shall be at the head of the Office a director, appointed by, 
and who shall act under the general direction of, the Archivist 
of the United States in carrying out this chapter and the 
regulations prescribed under it.

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Sec. 1504. ``Federal Register''; printing; contents; distribution; 
                    price

    Documents required or authorized to be published by section 
1505 of this title shall be printed and distributed immediately 
by the Government Printing Office in a serial publication 
designated the ``Federal Register.'' The [Public Printer] 
Director of the Government Publishing Office shall make 
available the facilities of the Government Printing Office for 
the prompt printing and distribution of the Federal Register in 
the manner and at the times required by this chapter and the 
regulations prescribed under it. The contents of the daily 
issues shall be indexed and shall comprise all documents, 
required or authorized to be published, filed with the Office 
of the Federal Register up to the time of the day immediately 
preceding the day of distribution fixed by regulations under 
this chapter. There shall be printed with each document a copy 
of the notation, required to be made by section 1503 of this 
title, of the day and hour when, upon filing with the Office, 
the document was made available for public inspection. 
Distribution shall be made by delivery or by deposit at a post 
office at a time in the morning of the day of distribution 
fixed by regulations prescribed under this chapter. The prices 
to be charged for the Federal Register may be fixed by the 
Administrative Committee of the Federal Register established by 
section 1506 of this title without reference to the 
restrictions placed upon and fixed for the sale of Government 
publications by sections 1705 and 1708 of this title.

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Sec. 1506. Administrative Committee of the Federal Register; 
                    establishment and composition; powers and duties

    The Administrative Committee of the Federal Register shall 
consist of the Archivist of the United States or Acting 
Archivist, who shall be chairman, an officer of the Department 
of Justice designated by the Attorney General, and the [Public 
Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office or Acting 
[Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office. 
The Director of the Federal Register shall act as secretary of 
the committee. The committee shall prescribe, with the approval 
of the President, regulations for carrying out this chapter. 
The regulations shall provide, among other things--

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Sec. 1509. Costs of publication, etc.

    (a) * * *
    (b) The cost of printing, reprinting, wrapping, binding, 
and distributing all other publications of the Federal Register 
program, and other expenses incurred by the Government Printing 
Office in connection with such publications, shall be borne by 
the appropriations to the Government Printing Office and the 
appropriations are made available, and are authorized to be 
increased by additional sums necessary for the purposes, the 
increases to be based upon estimates submitted by the [Public 
Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office.

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         CHAPTER 17--DISTRIBUTION AND SALE OF PUBLIC DOCUMENTS

Sec.
1701. Publications for public distribution to be distributed by the 
          [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office; 
          mailing lists.
     * * * * * * *
1712. Documents for use of the [Public Printer] Director of the 
          Government Publishing Office.

Sec. 1701. Publications for public distribution to be distributed by 
                    the [Public Printer] Director of the Government 
                    Publishing Office; mailing lists

    Money appropriated by any Act may not be used for services 
in an executive department or other Government establishment at 
the District of Columbia, in the work of addressing, wrapping, 
mailing, or otherwise dispatching a publication for public 
distribution, except maps, weather reports, and weather cards 
issued by them or for the purchase of material or supplies to 
be used in this work. The [Public Printer] Director of the 
Government Publishing Office shall perform this work at the 
Government Printing Office. The head of an executive 
department, independent office, and establishment of the 
Government at the District of Columbia, shall furnish from time 
to time to the [Public Printer] Director of the Government 
Publishing Office mailing lists, in convenient form, and 
changes in them, or penalty mail slips, for use in the public 
distribution of publications issued by the department or 
establishment. The [Public Printer] Director of the Government 
Publishing Office may furnish copies of a publication only in 
accordance with law or the instruction of the head of the 
department or establishment issuing the publication.

Sec. 1702. Superintendent of Documents; sale of documents

    The [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office shall appoint a competent person to act as 
Superintendent of Documents who shall be under the control of 
the [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office.
    When an officer of the Government having in his charge 
documents published for sale desires to be relieved of them, he 
may turn them over to the Superintendent of Documents, who 
shall receive and sell them under this section. Moneys received 
from the sale of documents shall be returned to the [Public 
Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office on the 
first day of each month and be covered into the Treasury 
monthly.
    The Superintendent of Documents shall also report monthly 
to the [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office the number of documents received by him and the 
disposition made of them. He shall have general supervision of 
the distribution of all public documents, and to his custody 
shall be committed all documents subject to distribution, 
excepting those printed for the special official use of the 
executive departments, which shall be delivered to the 
departments, and those printed for the use of the two Houses of 
Congress, which shall be delivered to the Senate Service 
Department and House of Representatives Publications 
Distribution Service and distributed or delivered ready for 
distribution to Members upon their order by the superintendents 
of the Senate Service Department and House Publications 
Distribution Service, respectively.

Sec. 1703. Superintendent of Documents: assistants, blanks, printing 
                    and binding

    The [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office, upon the requisition of the Superintendent of 
Documents, shall appoint necessary assistants, furnish blanks, 
and do the printing and binding required by his office. The 
[Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office 
shall provide convenient office, storage, and distributing 
rooms for the use of the Superintendent of Documents.

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Sec. 1705. Printing additional copies for sale to public; regulations

    The [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office shall print additional copies of a Government 
publication, not confidential in character, required for sale 
to the public by the Superintendent of Documents, subject to 
regulation by the Joint Committee on Printing and without 
interference with the prompt execution of printing for the 
Government.

Sec. 1706. Printing and sale of extra copies of documents

    The [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office shall furnish to applicants giving notice before the 
matter is put to press, not exceeding two hundred and fifty to 
any one applicant, copies of bills, reports, and documents. The 
applicants shall pay in advance the price of the printing. The 
printing of these copies for private parties may not interfere 
with the printing for the Government.

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Sec. 1708. Prices for sales copies of publications; crediting of 
                    receipts; resale by dealers; sales agents

    The price at which additional copies of Government 
publications are offered for sale to the public by the 
Superintendent of Documents shall be based on the cost as 
determined by the [Public Printer] Director of the Government 
Publishing Office plus 50 percent. A discount may be allowed as 
determined by the Superintendent of Documents, but the printing 
may not interfere with prompt execution of work for the 
Government.

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Sec. 1709. Blank forms: printing and sale to public

    The [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office may print for sale by the Superintendent of Documents to 
the public, upon prepayment, additional copies of approved 
Government blank forms.

Sec. 1710. Index of documents: number and distribution

    The Superintendent of Documents, at the close of each 
regular session of Congress, shall prepare and publish a 
comprehensive index of public documents, upon a plan approved 
by the Joint Committee on Printing. The [Public Printer] 
Director of the Government Publishing Office shall, immediately 
upon its publication, deliver to him a copy of every document 
printed by the Government Printing Office. The head of each 
executive department, independent agency and establishment of 
the Government shall deliver to him a copy of every document 
issued or published by the department, bureau, or office not 
confidential in character. He shall also prepare and print in 
one volume a consolidated index of Congressional documents, and 
shall index single volumes of documents as the Joint Committee 
on Printing directs. Two thousand copies each of the 
comprehensive index and of the consolidated index shall be 
printed and bound in addition to the usual number, two hundred 
for the Senate, eight hundred for the House of Representatives 
and one thousand for distribution by the Superintendent of 
Documents.

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Sec. 1712. Documents for use of the [Public Printer] Director of the 
                    Government Publishing Office

    The [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office may retain out of all documents, bills, and resolutions 
printed the number of copies absolutely needful for the 
official use of the Government Printing Office, not exceeding 
five of each.

Sec. 1713. Documents to be delivered to the Executive Mansion

    The [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office shall deliver to the Executive Mansion two copies of 
each document, bill, and resolution as soon as printed and 
ready for distribution.

Sec. 1714. Publications for use of National Archives and Records 
                    Administration

    The [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office shall print and deliver to the National Archives and 
Records Administration for use by the Archivist of the United 
States, including use by the Presidential Library established 
for the President during whose term the documents were issued, 
which shall be chargeable to Congress three copies each of the 
following publications:

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Sec. 1715. Publications for department or officer or for congressional 
                    committees

    When printing not bearing a congressional number, except 
confidential matter, blank forms, and circular letters not of a 
public character, is done for a department or officer of the 
Government, or not of a confidential character, is done for use 
of congressional committees, two copies shall be sent, unless 
withheld by order of the committee, by the [Public Printer] 
Director of the Government Publishing Office to the Senate and 
House of Representatives libraries, respectively, and one copy 
each to the document rooms of the Senate and House of 
Representatives, for reference; and these copies may not be 
removed.

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Sec. 1717. Documents and reports for foreign legations

    Documents and reports may be furnished to foreign legations 
to the United States upon request stating those desired and 
requisition upon the [Public Printer] Director of the 
Government Publishing Office by the Secretary of State. 
Gratuitous distribution may only be made to legations whose 
Governments furnish to legations from the United States copies 
of their printed and legislative documents desired.

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Sec. 1722. Departmental distribution of publications

    Government publications printed for or received by the 
executive departments, whether for official use or for 
distribution, except those required by section 1701 of this 
title to be distributed by the [Public Printer] Director of the 
Government Publishing Office, shall be distributed by a 
competent person detailed to this duty in each department by 
the head of the department. He shall prevent duplication and 
make detailed report to the head of the department.

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                 CHAPTER 19--DEPOSITORY LIBRARY PROGRAM

Sec.
1901. Definition of Government publication.
     * * * * * * *
1914. Implementation of depository library program by [Public Printer] 
          Director of the Government Publishing Office.

Sec. 1914. Implementation of depository library program by [Public 
                    Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
                    Office

    The [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office, with the approval of the Joint Committee on Printing, 
as provided by section 103 of this title, may use any measures 
he considers necessary for the economical and practical 
implementation of this chapter.

Sec. 1915. Highest State appellate court libraries as depository 
                    libraries

    Upon the request of the highest appellate court of a State, 
the [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office is authorized to designate the library of that court as 
a depository library. The provisions of section 1911 of this 
title shall not apply to any library so designated.

Sec. 1916. Designation of libraries of accredited law schools as 
                    depository libraries

    (a) Upon the request of any accredited law school, the 
[Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office 
shall designate the library of such law school as a depository 
library. The [Public Printer] Director of the Government 
Publishing Office may not make such designation unless he 
determines that the library involved meets the requirements of 
this chapter, other than those requirements of the first 
undesignated paragraph of section 1909 of this title which 
relate to the location of such library.

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         CHAPTER 35--COORDINATION OF FEDERAL INFORMATION POLICY

                SUBCHAPTER I--FEDERAL INFORMATION POLICY

Sec. 3511. Establishment and operation of Government Information 
                    Locator Service

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

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            (3) in cooperation with the Archivist of the United 
        States, the Administrator of General Services, the 
        [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
        Office, and the Librarian of Congress, establish an 
        interagency committee to advise the Secretary of 
        Commerce on the development of technical standards for 
        the Service to ensure compatibility, promote 
        information sharing, and uniform access by the public;

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  CHAPTER 39--GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE: OFFICE OF INSPECTOR GENERAL

Sec. 3901. Purpose and establishment of the Office of Inspector General

    In order to create an independent and objective office--
            (1) * * *

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            (3) to provide a means of keeping the [Public 
        Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office 
        and the Congress fully and currently informed about 
        problems and deficiencies relating to the 
        administration and operations of the Government 
        Printing Office;

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Sec. 3902. Appointment of Inspector General; supervision; removal

    (a) There shall be at the head of the Office of Inspector 
General, an Inspector General who shall be appointed by the 
[Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office 
without regard to political affiliation and solely on the basis 
of integrity and demonstrated ability in accounting, auditing, 
financial analysis, law, management analysis, public 
administration, or investigations. The Inspector General shall 
report to, and be under the general supervision of, the [Public 
Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office. The 
[Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office 
shall have no authority to prevent or prohibit the Inspector 
General from initiating, carrying out, or completing any audit 
or investigation, or from issuing any subpena during the course 
of any audit or investigation.
    (b) The Inspector General may be removed from office by the 
[Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office. 
The [Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing 
Office shall, promptly upon such removal, communicate in 
writing the reasons for any such removal to each House of the 
Congress.

Sec. 3903. Duties, responsibilities, authority, and reports

    (a) Sections 4, 5, 6 (other than subsection (a)(7) and (8) 
thereof), and 7 of the Inspector General Act of 1978 (Public 
Law 95-452; 5 U.S.C. App. 3) shall apply to the Inspector 
General of the Government Printing Office and the Office of 
such Inspector General and such sections shall be applied to 
the Government Printing Office and the [Public Printer] 
Director of the Government Publishing Office by substituting--
            (1) ``Government Printing Office'' for 
        ``establishment''; and
            (2) ``[Public Printer] Director of the Government 
        Publishing Office'' for ``head of the establishment''.

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          CHAPTER 41--ACCESS TO FEDERAL ELECTRONIC INFORMATION

Sec. 4101. Electronic directory; online access to publications; 
                    electronic storage facility

    (a) In General.--The Superintendent of Documents, under the 
direction of the [Public Printer] Director of the Government 
Publishing Office, shall--

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Sec. 4102. Fees

    (a) In General.--The Superintendent of Documents, under the 
direction of the [Public Printer] Director of the Government 
Publishing Office, may charge reasonable fees for use of the 
directory and the system of access provided for under section 
4101, except that use of the directory and the system shall be 
made available to depository libraries without charge. The fees 
received shall be treated in the same manner as moneys received 
from sale of documents under section 1702 of this title.

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Sec. 4103. Biennial report

    Not later than December 31 of each odd-numbered year, the 
[Public Printer] Director of the Government Publishing Office 
shall submit to the Congress, with respect to the two preceding 
fiscal years, a report on the directory, the system of access, 
and the electronic storage facility referred to in section 
4101(a). The report shall include a description of the 
functions involved, including a statement of cost savings in 
comparison with traditional forms of information distribution.

                        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 the subcommittee
 allocation for 2015: Subcommittee on the Legislative
 Branch:
    Mandatory...........................................          132           132           131        \1\131
    Discretionary.......................................        4,300         4,300         4,250      \1\4,242
        Security........................................  ............  ............           NA            NA
        Nonsecurity.....................................        4,300         4,300            NA            NA
Projections of outlays associated with the
 recommendation:
    2015................................................  ............  ............  ............     \2\3,656
    2016................................................  ............  ............  ............          480
    2017................................................  ............  ............  ............          142
    2018................................................  ............  ............  ............           48
    2019 and future years...............................  ............  ............  ............           26
Financial assistance to State and local governments for            NA   ............           NA   ............
 2015...................................................----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\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 2014 AND BUDGET ESTIMATES AND AMOUNTS RECOMMENDED IN THE BILL FOR FISCAL
                                                                        YEAR 2015
                                                                [In thousands of dollars]
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                       Senate Committee recommendation compared with  (+
                                                                                                                             or -)
               Item                      2014       Budget estimate  House allowance     Committee    --------------------------------------------------
                                    appropriation                                      recommendation        2014
                                                                                                        appropriation   House allowance  Budget estimate
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   TITLE I--LEGISLATIVE BRANCH              SENATEPayment to Widows and Heirs of                174   ...............  ...............  ...............            -174   ...............  ...............
 Deceased Members of Congress
 (Public Law 113-46).............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 EmployeesOffice of the Vice President.....           2,393            2,432   ...............           2,417              +24              -15           +2,417
Office of the President Pro                   715              727   ...............             723               +8               -4             +723
 Tempore.........................
Offices of the Majority and                 5,202            5,288   ...............           5,256              +54              -32           +5,256
 Minority Leaders................
Offices of the Majority and                 3,321            3,379   ...............           3,359              +38              -20           +3,359
 Minority Whips..................
Committee on Appropriations......          14,942           14,942   ...............          14,942   ...............  ...............         +14,942
Conference committees............           3,278            3,336   ...............           3,316              +38              -20           +3,316
Offices of the Secretaries of the             805              821   ...............             817              +12               -4             +817
 Conference of the Majority and
 the Conference of the Minority..
Policy committees................           3,348            3,405   ...............           3,386              +38              -19           +3,386
Office of the Chaplain...........             411              419   ...............             417               +6               -2             +417
Office of the Secretary..........          24,524           24,919   ...............          24,684             +160             -235          +24,684
Office of the Sergeant at Arms             68,000           71,000   ...............          69,000           +1,000           -2,000          +69,000
 and Doorkeeper..................
Offices of the Secretaries for              1,740            1,772   ...............           1,762              +22              -10           +1,762
 the Majority and Minority.......
Agency contributions and related           47,271           47,423   ...............          47,271   ...............            -152          +47,271
 expenses........................
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Salaries, officers           175,950          179,863   ...............         177,350           +1,400           -2,513         +177,350
       and employees.............
                                  ======================================================================================================================
Office of the Legislative Counsel
          of the SenateSalaries and expenses............           5,192            5,277   ...............           5,409             +217             +132           +5,409  Office of Senate Legal CounselSalaries and expenses............           1,109            1,126   ...............           1,120              +11               -6           +1,120Expense 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 SenateInquiries and investigations.....         132,000          134,000   ...............         133,265           +1,265             -735         +133,265
Expenses of United States Senate              494              520   ...............             508              +14              -12             +508
 Caucus on International
 Narcotics Control...............
Secretary of the Senate..........           6,250            6,250   ...............           6,250   ...............  ...............          +6,250
Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper           128,210          128,800   ...............         130,300           +2,090           +1,500         +130,300
 of the Senate...................
Miscellaneous items..............          19,400           21,178   ...............          21,178           +1,778   ...............         +21,178
Senators' Official Personnel and          390,000          429,724   ...............         390,000   ...............         -39,724         +390,000
 Office Expense Account..........       Official Mail CostsExpenses.........................             281              300   ...............             300              +19   ...............            +300
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Contingent expenses          676,635          720,772   ...............         681,801           +5,166          -38,971         +681,801
       of the Senate.............
                                  ======================================================================================================================
      Total, Senate..............         859,293          907,271   ...............         865,913           +6,620          -41,358         +865,913
                                  ======================================================================================================================
     HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVESPayment to Widows and Heirs of                174   ...............  ...............  ...............            -174   ...............  ...............
 Deceased Members of Congress....      Salaries and Expenses     House Leadership OfficesOffice of the Speaker............           6,645            6,778            6,645            6,645   ...............            -133   ...............
Office of the Majority Floor                2,180            2,224            2,180            2,180   ...............             -44   ...............
 Leader..........................
Office of the Minority Floor                7,114            7,257            7,114            7,114   ...............            -143   ...............
 Leader..........................
Office of the Majority Whip......           1,887            1,924            1,887            1,887   ...............             -37   ...............
Office of the Minority Whip......           1,460            1,489            1,460            1,460   ...............             -29   ...............
Republican Conference............           1,505            1,536            1,505            1,505   ...............             -31   ...............
Democratic Caucus................           1,487            1,517            1,487            1,487   ...............             -30   ...............
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, House Leadership           22,278           22,725           22,278           22,278   ...............            -447   ...............
       Offices...................    Members' Representational
  Allowances Including Members'
 Clerk Hire, Official Expenses of
    Members, and Official MailExpenses.........................         554,318          565,404          554,318          554,318   ...............         -11,086   ...............       Committee EmployeesStanding Committees, Special and          123,903          126,335          123,903          123,903   ...............          -2,432   ...............
 Select..........................
Committee on Appropriations                23,271           23,736           23,271           23,271   ...............            -465   ...............
 (including studies and
 investigations).................
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      Subtotal, Committee                 147,174          150,071          147,174          147,174   ...............          -2,897   ...............
       employees................. Salaries, Officers and EmployeesOffice of the Clerk..............          24,009           24,639           24,009           24,009   ...............            -630   ...............
Office of the Sergeant at Arms...          14,777           12,058           11,927           11,927           -2,850             -131   ...............
Office of the Chief                       113,100          116,163          113,100          113,100   ...............          -3,063   ...............
 Administrative Officer..........
Office of the Inspector General..           4,742            4,742            4,742            4,742   ...............  ...............  ...............
Office of General Counsel........           1,341            1,353            1,341            1,341   ...............             -12   ...............
Office of the Parliamentarian....           1,952            1,971            1,952            1,952   ...............             -19   ...............
Office of the Law Revision                  3,088            4,114            4,088            4,088           +1,000              -26   ...............
 Counsel of the House............
Office of the Legislative Counsel           8,353            8,893            8,893            8,893             +540   ...............  ...............
 of the House....................
Office of Interparliamentary                  814              814              814              814   ...............  ...............  ...............
 Affairs.........................
Other authorized employees.......             479              479              479              479   ...............  ...............  ...............
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      Subtotal, Salaries,                 172,655          175,226          171,345          171,345           -1,310           -3,881   ...............
       officers and employees....     Allowances and ExpensesSupplies, materials,                        3,503            4,153            4,153            4,153             +650   ...............  ...............
 administrative costs and Federal
 tort claims.....................
Official mail for committees,                 190              190              190              190   ...............  ...............  ...............
 leadership offices, and
 administrative offices of the
 House...........................
Government contributions.........         258,081          258,081          256,636          256,636           -1,445           -1,445   ...............
Business continuity and disaster           16,217           16,217           16,217           16,217   ...............  ...............  ...............
 recovery........................
Transition activities............           1,631            3,737            3,737            3,737           +2,106   ...............  ...............
Wounded Warrior program..........           2,500            2,500            2,500            2,500   ...............  ...............  ...............
Office of Congressional Ethic....           1,467            1,485            1,467            1,467   ...............             -18   ...............
Miscellaneous items..............             720              720              720              720   ...............  ...............  ...............
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      Subtotal, Allowances and            284,309          287,083          285,620          285,620           +1,311           -1,463   ...............
       expenses..................
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      Total, House of                   1,180,908        1,200,509        1,180,735        1,180,735             -173          -19,774   ...............
       Representatives...........
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           JOINT ITEMSJoint Economic Committee.........           4,203            4,270            4,203            4,246              +43              -24              +43
Joint Committee on Taxation......          10,004           10,149           10,004           10,095              +91              -54              +91Office of the Attending PhysicianMedical supplies, equipment,                3,400            3,371            3,371            3,371              -29   ...............  ...............
 expenses, and allowances........
Office of Congressional                     1,387            1,405            1,387            1,400              +13               -5              +13
 Accessibility Services..........
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      Total, Joint items.........          18,994           19,195           18,965           19,112             +118              -83             +147
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          CAPITOL POLICESalaries.........................         279,000          291,403          286,500          284,588           +5,588           -6,815           -1,912
General expenses.................          59,459           64,260           61,459           59,459   ...............          -4,801           -2,000
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      Total, Capitol Police......         338,459          355,663          347,959          344,047           +5,588          -11,616           -3,912
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       OFFICE OF COMPLIANCESalaries and expenses............           3,868            4,020            4,459            3,959              +91              -61             -500   CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICESalaries and expenses............          45,700           46,078           45,700           46,057             +357              -21             +357     ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOLGeneral administration...........          90,277           96,433           91,055           93,348           +3,071           -3,085           +2,293
Capitol building.................          61,376           57,545           53,126           53,313           -8,063           -4,232             +187
Capitol grounds..................          13,860           14,366           11,993           11,973           -1,887           -2,393              -20
Senate office buildings..........          72,990          109,221   ...............         100,272          +27,282           -8,949         +100,272
House of Representatives
 buildings:
    House office buildings.......          71,622          108,934           71,622           71,622   ...............         -37,312   ...............
    House historic buildings               70,000           70,000           70,000           70,000   ...............  ...............  ...............
     revitalization fund.........Capitol Power Plant..............         125,678          103,990          102,152          103,768          -21,910             -222           +1,616
    Offsetting collections.......          -9,000           -9,000           -9,000           -9,000   ...............  ...............  ...............
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      Subtotal, Capitol Power             116,678           94,990           93,152           94,768          -21,910             -222           +1,616
       Plant.....................Library buildings and grounds....          53,391           62,756           41,733           47,628           -5,763          -15,128           +5,895
Capitol police buildings, grounds          19,348           25,605           19,486           20,659           +1,311           -4,946           +1,173
 and security....................
Botanic Garden...................          11,856           15,686           11,856           15,573           +3,717             -113           +3,717Capitol Visitor Center:
    CVC operations...............          20,632           21,095           20,875           20,844             +212             -251              -31
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      Total, Architect of the             602,030          676,631          484,898          600,000           -2,030          -76,631         +115,102
       Capitol...................
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       LIBRARY OF CONGRESSSalaries and expenses............         412,052          420,852          424,057          416,173           +4,121           -4,679           -7,884
    Authority to spend receipts..          -6,350           -6,350           -6,350           -6,350   ...............  ...............  ...............
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      Subtotal, Salaries and              405,702          414,502          417,707          409,823           +4,121           -4,679           -7,884
       expenses..................Copyright Office, salaries and             51,624           53,068           54,303           53,140           +1,516              +72           -1,163
 expenses........................
    Authority to spend receipts..         -33,444          -33,582          -33,582          -33,582             -138   ...............  ...............
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      Subtotal, Copyright Office.          18,180           19,486           20,721           19,558           +1,378              +72           -1,163Congressional Research Service,           105,350          108,382          106,095          107,796           +2,446             -586           +1,701
 Salaries and expenses...........
Books for the blind and                    49,750           50,696           50,429           50,248             +498             -448             -181
 physically handicapped, Salaries
 and expenses....................
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      Total, Library of Congress.         578,982          593,066          594,952          587,425           +8,443           -5,641           -7,527
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   GOVERNMENT PUBLISHING OFFICECongressional printing and                 79,736           85,400           79,736           82,545           +2,809           -2,855           +2,809
 binding.........................
Office of Superintendent of                31,500           32,171           31,500           31,500   ...............            -671   ...............
 Documents, Salaries and expenses
Government Publishing Office                8,064           11,348           11,348            8,064   ...............          -3,284           -3,284
 Revolving Fund..................
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      Total, Government                   119,300          128,919          122,584          122,109           +2,809           -6,810             -475
       Publishing Office......... GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICESalaries and expenses............         537,751          548,866          543,372          549,263          +11,512             +397           +5,891
    Offsetting collections.......         -32,368          -23,750          -23,750          -23,750           +8,618   ...............  ...............
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      Total, Government                   505,383          525,116          519,622          525,513          +20,130             +397           +5,891
       Accountability Office.....
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   OPEN WORLD LEADERSHIP CENTER
            TRUST FUNDPayment to the Open World                   6,000            8,000            3,420            5,700             -300           -2,300           +2,280
 Leadership Center Trust Fund....JOHN C. STENNIS CENTER FOR PUBLIC
 SERVICE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENTStennis Center for Public Service             430              430              430              430   ...............  ...............  ...............        GENERAL PROVISIONSScorekeeping adjustment (CBO               -1,000   ...............          -1,000           -1,000   ...............          -1,000   ...............
 estimate).......................
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      Grand total................       4,258,347        4,464,898        3,322,724        4,300,000          +41,653         -164,898         +977,276
                                  ======================================================================================================================
          RECAPITULATIONSenate...........................         859,293          907,271   ...............         865,913           +6,620          -41,358         +865,913
House of Representatives.........       1,180,908        1,200,509        1,180,735        1,180,735             -173          -19,774   ...............
Joint Items......................          18,994           19,195           18,965           19,112             +118              -83             +147
Capitol Police...................         338,459          355,663          347,959          344,047           +5,588          -11,616           -3,912
Office of Compliance.............           3,868            4,020            4,459            3,959              +91              -61             -500
Congressional Budget Office......          45,700           46,078           45,700           46,057             +357              -21             +357
Architect of the Capitol.........         602,030          676,631          484,898          600,000           -2,030          -76,631         +115,102
Library of Congress..............         578,982          593,066          594,952          587,425           +8,443           -5,641           -7,527
Government Publishing Office.....         119,300          128,919          122,584          122,109           +2,809           -6,810             -475
Government Accountability Office.         505,383          525,116          519,622          525,513          +20,130             +397           +5,891
Open World Leadership Center.....           6,000            8,000            3,420            5,700             -300           -2,300           +2,280
Stennis Center for Public Service             430              430              430              430   ...............  ...............  ...............
Other appropriations.............          -1,000   ...............          -1,000           -1,000   ...............          -1,000   ...............
Prior year outlays...............  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............
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      Grand total................       4,258,347        4,464,898        3,322,724        4,300,000          +41,653         -164,898         +977,276
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