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                                                       Calendar No. 127
113th Congress                                                   Report
                                 SENATE
 1st Session                                                     113-70

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                LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS, 2014

                                _______
                                

                 July 11, 2013.--Ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

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

                                 REPORT

                         [To accompany S. 1283]

    The Committee on Appropriations reports the bill (S. 1283) 
making appropriations for the legislative branch for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2014, and for other purposes, reports 
favorably thereon and recommends that the bill do pass.



Amount of new budget (obligational) authority

Total of bill as reported to the Senate.................  $2,977,870,000
Amount of 2013 appropriations\1\........................   2,930,443,000
Amount of 2014 budget estimate..........................   3,099,350,000
Bill as recommended to Senate compared to--
    2013 appropriations.................................     +47,427,000
    2014 budget estimate................................    -121,480,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.


                                CONTENTS

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                                                                   Page
General Statement and Summary....................................     4
Title I:
    Legislative Branch Appropriations:
        Senate:
            Payment to Widows and Heirs of Deceased Members of 
              Congress...........................................     6
            Expense Allowances...................................     6
            Representation Allowances for the Majority and 
              Minority Leaders...................................     7
            Salaries, Officers, and Employees....................     7
            Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate......    13
            Office of Senate Legal Counsel.......................    13
            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
        Joint Items:
            Joint Economic Committee.............................    23
            Joint Committee on Taxation..........................    24
            Office of the Attending Physician....................    24
            Office of Congressional Accessibility Services.......    24
        Capitol Police...........................................    25
            Salaries.............................................    25
            General Expenses.....................................    26
        Office of Compliance: Salaries and Expenses..............    26
        Congressional Budget Office: Salaries and Expenses.......    27
        Architect of the Capitol.................................    27
            General Administration...............................    28
            Capitol Building.....................................    28
            Capitol Grounds......................................    29
            Senate Office Buildings..............................    30
            Capitol Power Plant..................................    30
            Library Buildings and Grounds........................    32
            Capitol Police Buildings, Grounds, and Security......    32
            Botanic Garden.......................................    33
            Capitol Visitor Center...............................    34
        Library of Congress......................................    34
            Salaries and Expenses................................    37
            Copyright Office.....................................    37
            Congressional Research Service.......................    38
            Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.......    38
        Government Printing Office:
            Congressional Printing and Binding...................    39
            Office of Superintendent of Documents................    39
            Government Printing Office Revolving Fund............    40
        Government Accountability Office: Salaries and Expenses..    40
        Open World Leadership Center Trust Fund..................    41
        John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Training and 
          Develop-
          ment...................................................    42
Title II: General Provisions.....................................    43
Compliance With Paragraph 7, Rule XVI, of the Standing Rules of 
  the Sen- 
  ate............................................................    44
Compliance With Paragraph 7(c), Rule XXVI of the Standing Rules 
  of the Senate..................................................    44
Compliance With Paragraph 12, Rule XXVI, of the Standing Rules of 
  the Senate.....................................................    44
Budgetary Impact of Bill.........................................    47
Comparative Statement of Budget Authority........................    48

                     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.
    For the past several years, the agencies of the Legislative 
branch have lead by example--striving to do more with less--as 
the Federal Government has operated under tight fiscal 
constraints. Agencies reduced staffing through the use of early 
retirement incentives, and cut costs by implementing 
teleworking initiatives in high lease cost areas, and in the 
case of the Capitol Police, by closing certain entrances 
throughout the Capitol complex. While these initiatives 
addressed the immediate need of cost savings, and while the 
work product provided to Congress remains exemplary, the 
potential for gaps in expertise and services continues to rise. 
For example, the bill fully funds the Government Accountability 
Office [GAO] at its revised fiscal year 2014 request which was 
submitted after Sequestration took effect. The revised request 
provided an honest assessment of the total number of 
specialized staff GAO would be able to hire in fiscal year 
2014. Fully funding GAO at the request level leaves the agency 
operating with 400 fewer FTE than in fiscal year 2010. This is 
one example of what all the agencies of the Legislative branch 
are facing.
    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 
not included in the bill as reported to the Senate.
    The Committee recommends new budget (obligational) 
authority of $2,977,696,000, for the legislative branch for 
fiscal year 2014. This total is $121,654 below the budget 
request and $47,446,000 above the fiscal year 2013 
appropriation.
    The bill includes $871,997,000 for the operations of the 
Senate, which is $20,118,000 below the fiscal year 2014 
request. The bill includes $468,863,000 for the Architect of 
the Capitol to maintain, improve, and construct buildings and 
facilities for the Congress. The recommendation is $33,715,000 
below the fiscal year 2014 request, but includes $15,940,000, 
the total amount of funding requested, to remain available 
until expended, for completion of Phase IIB of the plan to 
rehabilitate the U.S. Capitol Dome. The recommendation would 
allow for comprehensive repairs and life-safety systems 
improvements to remain on schedule in a manner that does not 
interfere with Presidential Inaugurals. The bill also includes 
$338,459,000 for the Capitol Police; $505,383,000 for the 
Government Accountability Office; $600,900,000 for the Library 
of Congress; and $119,300,000 for the Government Printing 
Office.
    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.

                                TITLE I

                   LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS

                                 SENATE

      Payment to Widows and Heirs of Deceased Members of Congress

Appropriations, 2013....................................        $193,400
Budget estimate, 2014...................................................
Committee recommendation................................         174,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $174,000 for 
the widow of Senator Frank R. Lautenberg.

                           Expense Allowances

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................        $174,490
Budget estimate, 2014...................................         174,840
Committee recommendation................................         174,840

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $174,840 for 
the expense allowances of the Vice President, the President pro 
tempore of the Senate, the majority and minority leaders, the 
majority and minority whips, the chairmen of the majority and 
minority conference committees, and the chairmen of the 
majority and minority policy committees. The recommendation is 
identical to the fiscal year 2014 request. The recommended 
allowances are as follows:
    For the expense allowance of the Vice President, the 
Committee recommends an amount of $18,760.
    For the expense allowance of the President pro tempore, the 
Committee recommends an amount of $37,520.
    For the expense allowance of the majority and minority 
leaders, the Committee recommends $39,920 for each leader, for 
a total of $79,840.
    For the expense allowance of the majority and minority 
whips, the Committee recommends $9,980 for each whip, for a 
total of $19,960.
    For the expense allowance for the chairmen of the majority 
and minority conference committees, the Committee recommends 
$4,690 for each chairman, for a total of $9,380.
    For the expense allowance for the chairmen of the majority 
and minority policy committees, the Committee recommends $4,690 
for each chairman, for a total of $9,380.
    Expenditures from all the foregoing allowances are made 
upon certification from the individuals for whom the allowances 
are authorized, and are reported semiannually in the report of 
the Secretary of the Senate.

    Representation Allowances for the Majority and Minority Leaders

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................         $28,084
Budget estimate, 2014...................................          28,140
Committee recommendation................................          28,140

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $28,140 for 
representation allowances for the majority and minority 
leaders. The recommendation is identical to the fiscal year 
2014 request.
    This allowance was established in the Supplemental 
Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 1985 (Public Law 99-88). The 
funds were authorized to be used by the majority and minority 
leaders solely for the discharge of their appropriate 
responsibilities in connection with official visits to the 
United States by members of foreign legislative bodies and 
representatives of foreign governments and intergovernmental 
agencies. The recommended amount is to be divided equally 
between the two leaders.
    Expenditures from this allowance are made upon 
certification of the leaders and are reported in the semiannual 
report of the Secretary of the Senate.

                   Salaries, Officers, and Employees

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................    $175,412,211
Budget estimate, 2014...................................     183,288,773
Committee recommendation................................     182,452,812

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $182,452,812 
for the subaccounts funded under the overall account for the 
salaries of officers and employees of the Senate. The 
recommendation is $7,040,601 above the fiscal year 2013 
appropriation and $835,961 below the fiscal year 2014 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 2014 are approximately 1,418 positions.

                    SALARIES, OFFICERS, AND EMPLOYEES
         [Estimated staffing levels--fiscal years 2013 and 2014]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                          2014 Committee
                                               2013       recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Office of the Vice President............              45              45
Office of the President Pro Tempore.....              11              11
Offices of the majority and minority                  43              43
 leaders................................
Offices of the majority and minority                  30              30
 whips..................................
Conference committees...................              48              48
Offices of the secretaries of the                     12              12
 conference of the majority and the
 conference of the minority.............
Policy Committees.......................              55              55
Office of the Chaplain..................               4               4
Office of the Secretary.................             253             248
Office of the Sergeant at Arms and                   957             904
 Doorkeeper.............................
Offices of the secretaries for the                    18              18
 majority and minority..................
                                         -------------------------------
      Totals............................           1,476           1,418
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    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, 2013\1\.................................      $2,356,526
Budget estimate, 2014...................................       2,414,248
Committee recommendation................................       2,393,248

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $2,393,248 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, 2013\1\.................................        $704,055
Budget estimate, 2014...................................         722,466
Committee recommendation................................         715,466

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $715,466 for 
the Office of the President pro tempore.

              OFFICES OF THE MAJORITY AND MINORITY LEADERS

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................      $5,191,173
Budget estimate, 2014...................................       5,201,576
Committee recommendation................................       5,201,576

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $5,201,576 for 
the offices of the majority and minority leaders. The amount 
recommended is to be equally divided, providing $2,600,788 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, 2013\1\.................................      $3,274,861
Budget estimate, 2014...................................       3,359,424
Committee recommendation................................       3,321,424

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,321,424 for 
the offices of the majority and minority whips. It is to be 
equally divided, providing $1,660,712 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, 2013\1\.................................     $14,833,846
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      15,140,000
Committee recommendation................................      15,064,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    For the salaries of the staff of the Committee on 
Appropriations, the Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$15,064,000. The recommendation is $230,154 above the fiscal 
year 2013 appropriation and $76,000 below the fiscal year 2014 
request.

                         CONFERENCE COMMITTEES

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................      $3,231,913
Budget estimate, 2014...................................       3,316,390
Committee recommendation................................       3,278,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    For the administrative and clerical staffs of the majority 
and minority conference committees, the Committee recommends an 
appropriation of $3,278,000. The appropriation provides 
$1,639,000 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, 2013\1\.................................        $795,807
Budget estimate, 2014...................................         813,402
Committee recommendation................................         805,402

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $805,402 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, 2013\1\.................................      $3,301,194
Budget estimate, 2014...................................       3,385,810
Committee recommendation................................       3,347,810

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    For the salaries of the administrative and clerical staffs 
of the majority and minority policy committees, the Committee 
recommends an appropriation of $3,347,810. The appropriation 
provides $1,673,905 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, 2013\1\.................................        $405,074
Budget estimate, 2014...................................         416,886
Committee recommendation................................         410,886

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    For the Office of the Chaplain, the Committee recommends an 
appropriation of $410,886. 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, 2013....................................     $24,145,727
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      24,887,183
Committee recommendation................................      24,524,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    The Committee recommends $24,524,000 for salaries of the 
Office of the Secretary. Fiscal year 2014 staffing levels are 
estimated at 248 positions.
    This appropriation provides funds for four statutory 
positions (Secretary of the Senate, Assistant Secretary of the 
Senate, Financial Clerk of the Senate, and Parliamentarian of 
the Senate) and lump-sum allowances for the employment and 
adjustment of salaries of personnel in the Office of the 
Secretary of the Senate, as authorized by Public Law 97-51, 
effective October 1, 1981 (2 U.S.C. 61a-11).
    The following departmental guidelines for fiscal year 2014 
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 2013 and 2014]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                          2014 Committee
                                               2013       recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Executive offices.......................              32              32
Administrative services.................             172             167
Legislative and legal services..........              49              49
                                         -------------------------------
      Totals............................             253             248
------------------------------------------------------------------------

             OFFICE OF THE SERGEANT AT ARMS AND DOORKEEPER

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $72,854,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      75,157,000
Committee recommendation................................      72,800,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    This appropriation provides funds for the salaries of three 
statutory positions (Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper, Deputy 
Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper, and Administrative Assistant 
to the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper) and lump-sum allowances 
for employment and adjustments of salaries of personnel in the 
Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, as 
authorized by Public Law 97-51, effective October 1, 1981 (2 
U.S.C. 61f-7).
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $72,800,000 
for fiscal year 2014, which is $54,000 below the fiscal year 
2013 appropriation and $2,357,000 below the fiscal year 2014 
request. The Committee recommendation fully funds the SAA at a 
staffing level of 904 FTEs, which reflects a reduction of 53 
FTE from the fiscal year 2012 enacted level.
    The Sergeant at Arms structure reflects five major 
divisions: Capitol Division, Operations Division, Technology 
Development Services Division, IT Support Services Division, 
and Staff Offices Division. The Capitol Division consists of 
the Executive Office of the Sergeant at Arms, the Office of 
Security and Emergency Preparedness, the U.S. Capitol Police 
Liaison, the Senate Post Office and Recording Studio. These 
offices provide the executive management and leadership of the 
Sergeant at Arms for day-to-day operations; for security of the 
Senate side of the Capitol complex; for liaison with the United 
States Capitol Police; and mailing and recording studio 
services. The Operations Division provides printing and 
photographic services; furnishes and maintains the Senate side 
of the Capitol Building; and offers office support services 
such as desktop computer acquisition, State office liaison, and 
customer support. The Technology Development Services Division 
supports enterprise information technology systems, 
applications development, Internet/intranet services, 
information security, and network engineering. The IT Support 
Services Division provides desktop computer support; 
correspondence management system acquisition, maintenance and 
support; telecommunications equipment and services; general 
office equipment; and new technology assessment. The Staff 
Offices Division includes Financial Management, Human 
Resources, the Joint Office of Education and Training, and 
Process Management and Innovation.
    The offices and personnel covered by this appropriation are 
shown in the following table.

               OFFICE OF THE SERGEANT AT ARMS AND DOORKEEPER OF THE SENATE APPORTIONMENT SCHEDULE
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                     Committee
                                                     Positions     2014 request   recommendation    Difference
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Capitol Division................................             226     $16,746,000     $16,200,000       -$546,000
Operations Division.............................             333      23,766,000      22,500,000      -1,266,000
Technology Development Services Division........             138      16,120,000      16,000,000        -120,000
IT Support Services Division....................             106       7,814,000       7,600,000        -214,000
Staff Offices Division..........................             101      10,711,000      10,500,000        -211,000
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
      Total.....................................             904      75,157,000      72,800,000      -2,357,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    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, 2013\1\.................................      $1,718,943
Budget estimate, 2014...................................       1,764,388
Committee recommendation................................       1,740,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,740,000 for 
the offices of the secretaries for the majority and minority. 
The appropriation is to be equally divided, providing $870,000 
for each office.

                          AGENCY CONTRIBUTIONS

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $42,599,091
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      46,710,000
Committee recommendation................................      48,851,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $48,851,000 
for agency contributions for employees paid under the 
appropriation, ``Salaries, officers, and employees'', employees 
paid under the appropriation ``Expenses of the United States 
Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control,'' employees 
paid under the appropriation ``Joint Economic Committee,'' 
employees paid under the appropriation ``Office of the 
Legislative Counsel of the Senate,'' employees paid under the 
appropriation ``Office of Senate Legal Counsel,'' and employees 
paid by the ``Senate Hair Care Services Revolving Fund.''
    Agency contributions include the Senate's contributions as 
an employer to the Civil Service Retirement System, the Federal 
Employees' Retirement System, the Thrift Savings Plan, Federal 
employee group life insurance, Federal employee health 
insurance programs, and FICA. The Senate is required by law to 
make these payments, and the total required is dependent upon 
the number of Senate employees, their compensation levels, the 
benefit programs in which they are enrolled, and the extent of 
the benefits elected.

            Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................      $6,981,309
Budget estimate, 2014...................................       7,150,300
Committee recommendation................................       5,192,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    For the Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate, 
the Committee recommends an appropriation of $5,192,000. 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, 2013\1\.................................      $1,446,102
Budget estimate, 2014...................................       1,480,000
Committee recommendation................................       1,109,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    The Office of Senate Legal Counsel was established pursuant 
to section 701 of Public Law 95-521. The Committee recommends 
an appropriation of $1,109,000 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, 2013\1\.................................         $28,383
Budget estimate, 2014...................................          28,440
Committee recommendation................................          28,440

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    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, 2013\1\.................................    $131,043,248
Budget estimate, 2014...................................     134,000,000
Committee recommendation................................     134,000,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $134,000,000 
for inquiries and investigations by Senate standing, special, 
and select committees of which $26,650,000 shall be available 
until September 30, 2016. The recommendation is $2,956,752 
above the fiscal year 2013 appropriation and identical to the 
fiscal year 2014 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, 2013\1\.................................        $486,846
Budget estimate, 2014...................................         520,000
Committee recommendation................................         493,822

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    The Committee recommends $493,822 for the expenses of the 
U.S. Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control. 
Established in 1985 by the Foreign Relations Authorization Act 
(Public Law 99-93), the Caucus was created to monitor and 
promote international compliance with narcotics control 
treaties and monitor and encourage U.S. Government and private 
programs seeking to expand international cooperation against 
drug abuse. The Caucus is composed of seven Senators and five 
members from the public sector with a chairman from the 
majority party and a co-chairman from the minority party.

                        SECRETARY OF THE SENATE

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................      $5,804,711
Budget estimate, 2014...................................       6,150,000
Committee recommendation................................       6,250,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $6,250,000 for 
expenses of the Office of the Secretary, an increase of 
$445,289 above the fiscal year 2013 appropriation and $100,000 
above the fiscal year 2014 request. The Committee 
recommendation includes the necessary funds for the 
administration of the Senate Information Services [SIS] program 
and equipment related costs to support the requirements of the 
STOCK Act.
    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, 2018.
    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                    2013 enacted     recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Departmental operating budget:
    Executive office................          $443,606          $500,000
    Administrative services.........         5,312,712         5,601,510
    Legislative services............            48,393           148,393
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total operating budget........         5,804,711         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. The Office of the 
Secretary of the Senate has contractual authority under Public 
Law 92-342, for the Federal Election Campaign Act and has 
utilized this authority to employ professional legal services 
in the past. In addition, the Office of the Secretary has 
incurred various types of legal and other expenses which have 
been authorized by the Senate. 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 93-342.
    The authority for the travel portion of this account was 
provided for by section 101 of Public Law 94-59, July 25, 1975.
    Orientation and Training.--Funding is provided for expenses 
incurred by the Secretary of the Senate to conduct orientation 
seminars or similar meetings for Senators, Senate officials, or 
members of staffs of Senators or Senate officials, not to 
exceed $30,000 under the authority of 2 U.S.C. 69a.
    The Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the 
Senate is also authorized under these provisions to conduct 
seminars or similar meetings in the same manner and to the same 
extent as the Office of the Secretary of the Senate.
    Newspapers.--Funding is provided to furnish newspapers and 
magazines for official purposes to the Marble Room, leadership 
offices, Republican and Democratic Cloakrooms, Senate officers, 
and certain other offices.
    Senate Service Awards.--Funding is provided for the 
issuance of service pins or emblems as authorized by Senate 
Resolution 21, September 10, 1965. Senate Resolution 21 
authorizes the Secretary of the Senate, under the direction of 
the Committee on Rules and Administration and in accordance 
with regulations promulgated by the Committee, to procure such 
pins or emblems and award them to Members, officers, and 
employees of the Senate who are entitled.
    Postage.--This account also provides funding for postage 
for the Office of the Secretary of the Senate for special 
delivery, registered mail, and additional postage not covered 
under the frank.
    Education of Senate Pages.--Funding is provided for the 
education of Senate pages. Senate Resolution 184, July 29, 
1983, authorized the Secretary of the Senate to enter into a 
contract, agreement, or other arrangement with the board of 
education of the District of Columbia, or to provide such 
educational services and items in such other manner as the 
Secretary may deem appropriate. Public Law 98-125, October 13, 
1983, amended Public Law 98-51, July 14, 1983, striking out the 
heading and paragraph ``Education of Pages'' under the heading 
``Joint Items'', and redesignated the funds provided in Public 
Law 98-51.
    Stationery.--Funding is provided for stationery supplies 
for the Office of the Secretary of the Senate. The funds 
provided have been allocated to the various departments of the 
Office of the Secretary.
    Senate Commission on Art.--Funding is provided for the 
Senate Commission on Art, authorized by Public Law 100-696, 
November 18, 1988, to acquire any work of art, historical 
object, documents or material relating to historical matters, 
or exhibits for placement or exhibition within the Senate wing 
of the Capitol, any Senate office building, or in rooms, 
spaces, or corridors thereof, and to publish a Senate 
historical objects inventory and calendar of exhibits on 
display within the Senate wing of the Capitol and Senate office 
buildings.
    The Senate Commission on Art was formerly the Commission on 
Arts and Antiquities, which was authorized by Senate Resolution 
382, October 1, 1968, as amended by Senate Resolution 95, April 
1, 1977, and Senate Resolution 400, March 23, 1988.
    Representation Expenses.--Funding is provided (not to 
exceed $50,000 to the Secretary of the Senate to coordinate and 
carry out responsibilities in connection with foreign 
parliamentary groups or other foreign officials visiting the 
United States. Authorized by section 2 of Public Law 101-163, 
November 21, 1989.
    Office of Conservation and Preservation.--Funding is 
provided for the Office of Conservation and Preservation to 
develop and coordinate programs directly related to the 
conservation and protection of Senate records and materials for 
which the Secretary of the Senate has statutory authority.
    Book Preservation.--Funding is provided for the Office of 
Conservation and Preservation to use outside sources for the 
preservation and protection of the Senate book collection, 
including historically valuable documents under the care of the 
Secretary of the Senate.
    Office of Public Records.--Funding is provided for expenses 
of the Office of Public Records. This office has evolved 
through various pieces of legislation and various 
responsibilities authorized by the Federal Election Campaign 
Act, as amended, the Ethics in Government Act, as amended, and 
the Lobbying Disclosure Act, as amended. Public Law 92-342, 
July 10, 1972, authorizes the Secretary of the Senate to 
procure technical support services, consultants, use of 
detailed employees and travel expenses in carrying out his 
duties under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971. The 
Office of Public Records is mentioned for the first time in 
Public Law 93-145, November 1, 1973, which authorizes the 
Secretary of the Senate to appoint and fix the compensation of 
a superintendent and other positions for the Office of Public 
Records. In addition, under the authority of Public Law 95-521, 
October 26, 1978 (Ethics in Government Act) reports filed under 
section 101 shall be available for public inspection and a copy 
of the report shall be provided to any person upon request. Any 
person requesting a copy of a report may be required to pay a 
reasonable fee to cover the cost of reproduction. Any moneys 
received by the Secretary shall be deposited into the Office of 
Public Records Revolving Fund under the authority of Public Law 
101-163, November 21, 1989. The office also performs functions 
such as registration of mass mailings.
    Disbursing Office.--Funding is provided for expenses 
incurred in the operation of the disbursing office. Typical 
expenses for this office include online access charges for the 
Department of the Treasury systems, notary bonds, seals and 
supplies, necessary supplies in conjunction with the various 
machinery maintained in the office, which are not available in 
the stationery room, and necessary insurance policies required 
for the protection of the disbursing officer of the Senate for 
moneys assigned to his accountability.
    Office of Captioning Services.--Funding is provided for the 
closed captioning of the televised Senate floor proceedings for 
the hearing impaired. Closed captioning was first authorized 
under the authority of Public Law 101-163, November 21, 1989.
    Senate Chief Counsel for Employment.--Funding is provided 
for the Office of the Senate Chief Counsel for Employment. This 
office is a nonpartisan office formed in May 1993 at the 
direction of the joint leadership and is charged with providing 
legal advice and representation of Senate offices in all areas 
of employment law.

             SERGEANT AT ARMS AND DOORKEEPER OF THE SENATE

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................    $130,460,636
Budget estimate, 2014...................................     145,240,000
Committee recommendation................................     128,210,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $128,210,000 
for expenses of the Sergeant at Arms, to remain available until 
September 30, 2018, which is $2,250,636 below the fiscal year 
2013 appropriation and $17,030,000 below the fiscal year 2014 
request.
    The following table compares the fiscal year 2014 Committee 
recommendation for the component categories within this account 
to the fiscal year 2014 budget request.

                             EXPENSES--OFFICE OF THE SERGEANT AT ARMS AND DOORKEEPER
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                     Committee
                                                                   2014 request   recommendation    Difference
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Capitol Division................................................     $11,449,000      $7,246,000     -$4,203,000
Operations Division.............................................      29,370,000      24,569,000      -4,801,000
Technology Development Services Division........................      40,708,000      32,335,000      -8,373,000
IT Support Services Division....................................      57,285,000      57,536,000        +251,000
Staff Offices Division..........................................       6,428,000       6,524,000         +96,000
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Total.....................................................     145,240,000     128,210,000     -17,030,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    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, 2013\1\.................................     $19,321,280
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      19,553,000
Committee recommendation................................      19,400,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $19,400,000 
for miscellaneous items to remain available until September 30, 
2016. 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 2014 BUDGET--MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS APPORTIONMENT SCHEDULE
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Fiscal year 2014      Committee
                           Item                                  request       recommendation      Difference
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Resolution and reorganization reserve.....................        $3,100,000        $3,100,000  ................
Unallocated...............................................         6,000,000         6,000,000  ................
Reserve for contingencies (miscellaneous items)...........           800,000           800,000  ................
Employees' compensation fund reimbursement (worker's               1,161,500         1,008,500         -$153,000
 compensation)............................................
Reception of foreign dignitaries (S. Res. 247, dated                  30,000            30,000  ................
 February 7, 1962, as amended by S. Res. 370, dated
 October 10, 2000)........................................
Foreign travel--Members and employees (S. Res. 179, dated            125,000           125,000  ................
 May 25, 1977)............................................
Federal employees compensation account (Public Law 96-499,         1,750,000         1,750,000  ................
 dated December 5, 1980) (Unemployment Compensation)......
Conferences for the Majority and Minority (Public Laws: 97-          300,000           300,000  ................
 51, dated January 3, 1983; 101-250, dated November 5,
 1990; and 107-68, dated November 12, 2001)...............
Policy Committees for the Majority and Minority (Public              150,000           150,000  ................
 Law 104-53, dated November 19, 1995).....................
Postage...................................................             6,000          \1\6,000  ................
Stationery................................................            16,500         \2\16,500  ................
Communications............................................            72,000         \3\72,000  ................
Consultants--including agency contributions (2 U.S.C. 61h-         4,000,000         4,000,000  ................
 6 as amended)............................................
National Security Working Group (S. Res. 480, November 21,           700,000           700,000  ................
 2004) (expires December 31, 2012)........................
Committee on Appropriations (Public Law 105-275, dated               950,000           950,000  ................
 October 21, 1998)........................................
Office of the Chaplain (Public Law 108-199, dated January             50,000            50,000  ................
 23, 2004)................................................
Senate Child Care Center:
    Agency Contribution costs authorized by Public Laws              320,000           320,000  ................
     102-90, dated August 14, 1991 and 103-50, dated July
     2, 1993..............................................
    Training classes, conferences, and travel expenses as             22,000            22,000  ................
     authorized by Public Law 104-197, dated September 16,
     1996.................................................
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
        Total.............................................        19,553,000        19,400,000          -153,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

\1\Postage Apportionment (Fiscal year 2014):
      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 2014):
      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 2014):
      Office of the Vice President.........................       1,000
      Secretary for the Majority...........................      10,000
      Secretary for the Minority...........................      10,000
      Office of the Chaplain...............................       1,000
      Majority Leader......................................      15,000
      Minority Leader......................................      15,000
      Majority Whip........................................      10,000
      Minority Whip........................................      10,000
                                                       ---------------

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

    Resolution and Reorganization Reserve.--This line item is 
used to cover the costs of Senate resolutions and public laws 
that authorize expenditures from the contingent fund of the 
Senate that do not have specific appropriations for such 
purpose.
    Reserve for Contingencies.--This line item includes payment 
for gratuities for family members of deceased Senate employees; 
damage to automobiles in the Senate parking lots; contractual, 
legal, and administrative services; and miscellaneous expenses, 
and is controlled by the Committee on Rules and Administration.
    Employees' Compensation Fund Reimbursements (Worker's 
Compensation).--Reimbursements made to the U.S. Department of 
Labor for total benefits and other payments made on behalf of 
Senate employees from the employees' compensation fund. 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 2014 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, 2013\1\.................................    $395,387,640
Budget estimate, 2014...................................     394,202,000
Committee recommendation................................     394,202,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    The Committee recommends an appropriation for fiscal year 
2014 of $394,202,000 for the Senators' Official Personnel and 
Office Expense Account [SOPOEA]. The recommendation is 
$1,185,640 below the fiscal year 2013 appropriation and 
identical to the fiscal year 2014 request. Of the funding 
provided, $19,109,214 is available until September 30, 2016.
    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 2014 totals 
$254,290,576.
    The second component of the salaries allowance is for 
legislative assistance to Senators, as authorized by Public Law 
95-94. This allowance provides funding for three positions in 
each Senator's office for a total of $477,874 per office, or 
$47,787,400 for all 100 Senators.
    The third component of the SOPOEA account is for official 
office expenses and totals $18,921,206. Each Senator's office 
is allocated an amount for office expenses, as displayed in the 
following table. In addition, an amount of $188,000 is provided 
to cover additional expenses that may be incurred in the event 
of the death or resignation of a Senator, and to provide for 
transitional expenses during election years subject to 
regulations set by the Committee on Rules and Administration 
with respect to official mail.
    It should be noted that the amounts provided for the 
various components of the SOPOEA are interchangeable. Amounts 
provided for salaries may be used for expenses, and vice versa, 
subject to regulations set by the Committee on Rules and 
Administration with respect to official mail. It should also be 
noted that the figures in the following table are preliminary, 
and that official notification of member budgets is issued by 
the Financial Clerk of the Senate after enactment of this bill.
    The following table illustrates the several components of 
the SOPOEA.

                   SENATORS' OFFICIAL PERSONNEL AND OFFICE EXPENSE ALLOWANCE FISCAL YEAR 2014
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                                                  Administrative
                                                   and clerical     Legislative      O.O.E.A.          Total
                      State                         assistance      assistance    allowance  10/  allowance  10/
                                                  allowance  10/  allowance  10/      1/2013          1/2013
                                                      1/2013          1/2013
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Alabama.........................................      $2,361,820        $477,874        $172,111      $3,011,805
Alaska..........................................       2,361,820         477,874         237,340       3,077,034
Arizona.........................................       2,500,737         477,874         195,302       3,173,913
Arkansas........................................       2,361,820         477,874         158,926       2,998,620
California......................................       3,753,614         477,874         453,828       4,685,316
Colorado........................................       2,431,275         477,874         180,665       3,089,814
Connecticut.....................................       2,361,820         477,874         151,513       2,991,207
Delaware........................................       2,361,820         477,874         121,049       2,960,743
Florida.........................................       3,353,663         477,874         299,053       4,130,590
Georgia.........................................       2,709,112         477,874         205,860       3,392,846
Hawaii..........................................       2,361,820         477,874         264,105       3,103,799
Idaho...........................................       2,361,820         477,874         155,850       2,995,544
Illinois........................................       2,917,493         477,874         247,747       3,643,114
Indiana.........................................       2,500,737         477,874         181,532       3,160,143
Iowa............................................       2,361,820         477,874         159,057       2,998,751
Kansas..........................................       2,361,820         477,874         157,611       2,997,305
Kentucky........................................       2,361,820         477,874         165,862       3,005,556
Louisiana.......................................       2,361,820         477,874         174,958       3,014,652
Maine...........................................       2,361,820         477,874         139,189       2,978,883
Maryland........................................       2,431,275         477,874         163,042       3,072,191
Massachusetts...................................       2,500,737         477,874         185,158       3,163,769
Michigan........................................       2,778,576         477,874         216,744       3,473,194
Minnesota.......................................       2,431,275         477,874         176,877       3,086,026
Mississippi.....................................       2,361,820         477,874         158,169       2,997,863
Missouri........................................       2,500,737         477,874         184,306       3,162,917
Montana.........................................       2,361,820         477,874         152,743       2,992,437
Nebraska........................................       2,361,820         477,874         150,951       2,990,645
Nevada..........................................       2,361,820         477,874         166,748       3,006,442
New Hampshire...................................       2,361,820         477,874         134,976       2,974,670
New Jersey......................................       2,639,655         477,874         192,691       3,310,220
New Mexico......................................       2,361,820         477,874         157,447       2,997,141
New York........................................       3,353,663         477,874         303,604       4,135,141
North Carolina..................................       2,709,112         477,874         205,274       3,392,260
North Dakota....................................       2,361,820         477,874         141,537       2,981,231
Ohio............................................       2,848,036         477,874         234,801       3,560,711
Oklahoma........................................       2,361,820         477,874         169,177       3,008,871
Oregon..........................................       2,361,820         477,874         180,243       3,019,937
Pennsylvania....................................       2,917,493         477,874         242,860       3,638,227
Rhode Island....................................       2,361,820         477,874         130,903       2,970,597
South Carolina..................................       2,361,820         477,874         165,336       3,005,030
South Dakota....................................       2,361,820         477,874         142,738       2,982,432
Tennessee.......................................       2,500,737         477,874         184,123       3,162,734
Texas...........................................       3,664,734         477,874         354,162       4,496,770
Utah............................................       2,361,820         477,874         162,421       3,002,115
Vermont.........................................       2,361,820         477,874         128,441       2,968,135
Virginia........................................       2,639,655         477,874         185,477       3,303,006
Washington......................................       2,500,737         477,874         205,684       3,184,295
West Virginia...................................       2,361,820         477,874         138,010       2,977,704
Wisconsin.......................................       2,431,275         477,874         180,030       3,089,179
Wyoming.........................................       2,361,820         477,874         144,376       2,984,070
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
      TOTAL.....................................     127,145,288      23,893,700       9,460,603     160,499,591
                                                      2      2      2      2
      GRAND TOTAL...............................     254,290,576      47,787,400      18,921,206     320,999,182
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    According to the most recent employment data compiled by 
the Secretary of the Senate, as of April 30, 2013, there were 
4,113 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 2014 
funding level for this account anticipates $101,832,000 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, 2013\1\.................................        $280,873
Budget estimate, 2014...................................         300,000
Committee recommendation................................         281,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    For the official mail costs of the Senate, the Committee 
recommends an appropriation of $281,000 which is $19,000 below 
the fiscal year 2014 request.

                        Administrative Provision

    Sec. 1. The provision provides the Senate, starting in 
fiscal year 2014 and each year thereafter, with the authority 
to reimburse the Department of Labor for workers compensation 
claims for Senate employees for prior years using available 
balances from expired Senate appropriations.

                              JOINT ITEMS


                        Joint Economic Committee

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................      $4,195,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................       4,279,000
Committee recommendation................................       4,203,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,203,000 for 
the Joint Economic Committee [JEC]. The recommendation is 
$8,000 above the fiscal year 2013 appropriation and $76,000 
below the fiscal year 2014 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, 2013\1\.................................      $9,984,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      10,065,224
Committee recommendation................................      10,004,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $10,004,000 
for salaries and expenses of the Joint Committee on Taxation. 
The recommendation is $20,000 above the fiscal year 2013 
appropriation and $61,000 below the fiscal year 2014 request. 
Of the funding provided, $9,000,000 is for salaries, as 
requested, and $1,004,000 is for expenses.
    The Joint Committee is established under the Internal 
Revenue Code of 1986 to:
  --investigate the operation and effects of internal revenue 
        taxes and the administration of such taxes;
  --investigate measures and methods for the simplification of 
        such taxes;
  --make reports to the House Committee on Ways and Means and 
        the Senate Committee on Finance (or to the House and 
        the Senate) on the results of such investigations and 
        studies and to make recommendations; and
  --review any proposed refund or credit of income or estate 
        and gift taxes or certain other taxes set forth in Code 
        section 6405 in excess of $2,000,000. In addition to 
        these functions that are specified in the Internal 
        Revenue Code, the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 
        requires the Joint Committee to provide revenue 
        estimates for all tax legislation considered by either 
        the House of Representatives or the Senate.

                   Office of the Attending Physician

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................      $3,393,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................       3,421,000
Committee recommendation................................       3,400,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,400,000 for 
the Office of the Attending Physician. The recommendation is 
$7,000 above the fiscal year 2013 appropriation and $21,000 
below the fiscal year 2014 request. The Office was first 
established by House Resolution 253, adopted December 5, 1928.

             Office of Congressional Accessibility Services

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................      $1,360,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................       1,387,000
Committee recommendation................................       1,363,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    The Committee recommends $1,363,000 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, 2013\1\.................................    $338,459,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................     363,296,000
Committee recommendation................................     338,459,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    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 $338,459,000 for the USCP. The 
recommendation is identical to the fiscal year 2013 
appropriation and $24,837,000 below the fiscal year 2014 
request.

                                Salaries

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................    $276,579,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................     297,863,000
Committee recommendation................................     281,459,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    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 $281,459,000 and 2,087 FTEs for 
USCP salaries, which is $4,880,000 above the fiscal year 2013 
appropriation and $16,404,000 below the fiscal year 2014 
request. The total staffing level is expected to be 
approximately 1,755 sworn and 362 civilian staff under the 
Committee recommendation.
    Overtime.--The Committee recommends no more than 
$21,413,795 for overtime in fiscal year 2014. This provides for 
approximately 372,083 hours of additional duty.
    The Committee directs the USCP to provide for overtime in 
accordance with the budget request, as provided for in the 
following table.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                             Funding       Hours (est.)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Scheduled, (including training)........     $20,049,000          348,383
Unscheduled............................       1,150,750           20,000
LOC--non-reimbursable events...........         214,045            3,700
                                        --------------------------------
      Total............................      21,413,795          372,083
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The recommendation includes an additional $940,000 for USCP 
overtime within the AOC account for requirements associated 
with the rehabilitation of the U.S. Capitol Dome, West 
Refrigeration Revitalization, and Cogeneration Management. 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 the $940,000 out of the USCP overtime allocation.

                            General Expenses

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $61,880,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      65,433,000
Committee recommendation................................      57,000,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    Expenses include office supplies and equipment, laundry and 
dry cleaning, communications, motor vehicles, uniforms and 
equipment, investigations, training, and miscellaneous items.
    The Committee recommends $57,000,000 for general expenses, 
which is $4,880,000 below the fiscal year 2013 appropriation 
and $8,433,000 below the fiscal year 2014 request.

                       Administrative Provisions

    Sec. 1001. The provision makes permanent a routine 
provision which would allow for funds to be transferred between 
the ``Salaries'' and ``General expenses'' accounts.
    Sec. 1002. The provision provides the United States Capitol 
Police [USCP], starting in fiscal year 2014 and each year 
thereafter, with the authority to reimburse the Department of 
Labor for workers compensation claims for USCP employees for 
prior years using available balances from expired USCP 
appropriations.

                          OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE


                         Salaries and Expenses

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................      $3,809,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................       4,482,000
Committee recommendation................................       3,868,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    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 $3,868,000 for 
the salaries and expenses of the OOC, which is $59,000 above 
the fiscal year 2013 enacted level and $614,000 below the 
fiscal year 2014 request.

                      CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE


                         Salaries and Expenses

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $43,699,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      45,700,000
Committee recommendation................................      45,700,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    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 $45,700,000 
for the CBO. The recommendation is $2,001,000 above the fiscal 
year 2013 appropriation and identical to the fiscal year 2014 
request.

                        ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL

    The Office of the Architect of the Capitol [AOC] is 
responsible to the United States Congress for the maintenance, 
operation, development, and preservation of 16.5 million square 
feet of buildings and more than 450 acres of land throughout 
the Capitol complex. This includes the Capitol, the Capitol 
Visitor Center, the House and Senate office buildings, the 
Library of Congress buildings, the U.S. Botanic Garden, the 
Capitol Power Plant, and other facilities. The AOC also 
provides professional expertise with regard to the preservation 
of architectural and artistic elements entrusted to its care, 
and provides recommendations concerning design, construction, 
and maintenance of the facilities and grounds.
    The Committee commends the efforts of the Architect of the 
Capitol and the United States Capitol Police [USCP] in 
implementing outdoor recycling programs on the Capitol grounds 
while maintaining security of the complex. The Committee 
encourages the Architect of the Capitol and the USCP to 
continue to collaborate and work together to expand these 
efforts where appropriate in high-traffic areas across the 
Capitol complex.
    The Committee has recommended a funding level of 
$468,863,000 for all activities of the Architect of the 
Capitol. The recommendation is $30,387,000 above the fiscal 
year 2013 appropriation and $33,715,000 below the fiscal year 
2014 request.
    The following table compares the Committee recommendation 
for the AOC accounts to the fiscal year 2014 request excluding 
the House Office Buildings account.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Fiscal year 2014      Committee
                           Item                                  request       recommendation      Difference
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
General Administration....................................      $100,099,000       $94,400,000       -$5,699,000
Capitol Building..........................................        61,575,000        55,931,000        -5,644,000
Capitol Grounds...........................................        13,452,000        12,384,000        -1,068,000
Senate Office Buildings...................................        76,404,000        76,404,000  ................
Capitol Power Plant.......................................       113,259,000       110,827,000        -2,432,000
Library Buildings and Grounds.............................        77,016,000        64,164,000       -12,852,000
Capitol Police Buildings, Grounds and Security............        26,935,000        21,341,000        -5,594,000
Botanic Garden............................................        12,136,000        12,136,000  ................
Capitol Visitor Center....................................        21,702,000        21,276,000          -426,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Total...............................................       502,578,000       468,863,000       -33,715,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                         General Administration

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $97,145,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................     100,099,000
Committee recommendation................................      94,400,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    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 $94,400,000 
for general administration. The recommendation is $2,745,000 
below the fiscal year 2013 appropriation and $5,699,000 below 
the fiscal year 2014 request. Of the amount recommended, 
$599,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2018.
    The following table displays the budget detail.

                         GENERAL ADMINISTRATION
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Fiscal Year 2014 Operating Budget

Payroll.................................     $59,274,000     $53,577,000
Administrative..........................       5,258,000       5,257,000
Architectural and Engineering...........       3,417,000       3,417,000
Construction Services...................         170,000         170,000
Curator Services........................         225,000         225,000
Electronic Services.....................         839,000         839,000
Facilities Maintenance..................       1,115,000       1,115,000
Information Resources...................      23,300,000      23,300,000
Inspector General.......................         799,000         799,000
Jurisdiction Centralized Activities.....       2,488,000       2,488,000
Safety Engineering Operations and              2,614,000       2,614,000
 Maintenance............................
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      99,499,000      93,801,000
                                         ===============================
     Fiscal Year 2014 Project Budget

Conservation of Fine and Architectural           599,000         599,000
 Art....................................
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........         599,000         599,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, General Administration.....     100,098,000      94,400,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                            Capitol Building

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $36,082,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      61,575,000
Committee recommendation................................      55,931,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $55,931,000 
for necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and operation 
of the Capitol, which is $19,849,000 above the fiscal year 2013 
appropriation and $5,644,000 below the fiscal year 2014 
request. Of the amount recommended, $14,900,000 shall remain 
available until September 30, 2018 and $15,940,000 shall remain 
available until expended. Of the amount made available for Dome 
Restoration, no more than $540,000 shall be available for 
reimbursement to the USCP for overtime costs.
    The following table displays the budget detail.

                            CAPITOL BUILDING
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Fiscal Year 2014 Operating Budget

Payroll.................................     $20,867,000     $20,423,000
Facilities Maintenance..................       4,166,000       4,166,000
Furniture Repair........................          50,000          50,000
Jurisdiction Centralized Activities.....         452,000         452,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      25,535,000      25,091,000
                                         ===============================
     Fiscal Year 2014 Project Budget

Dome Restoration Phase IIB, Interstitial      15,940,000      15,940,000
 Space..................................
Brumidi Corridors Restoration and         ..............         800,000
 Conservation Plan......................
Exterior Stone & Metal Preservation,          16,600,000      10,600,000
 North Extension Phase I................
Minor Construction......................       3,500,000       3,500,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........      36,040,000      30,840,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Capitol Building...........      61,575,000      55,931,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                            Capitol Grounds

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................      $9,832,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      13,452,000
Committee recommendation................................      12,384,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $12,384,000 
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 
$2,552,000 above the fiscal year 2013 appropriation and 
$1,068,000 below the fiscal year 2014 request. Of the amount 
recommended, $2,000,000 shall remain available until September 
30, 2018.
    The following table displays the budget detail:

                             CAPITOL GROUNDS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Fiscal Year 2014 Operating Budget

Payroll.................................      $6,836,000      $6,362,000
Grounds Maintenance.....................       3,722,000       3,722,000
Jurisdiction Centralized Activities.....         628,000         300,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      11,186,000      10,384,000
                                         ===============================
     Fiscal Year 2014 Project Budget

Summerhouse Restoration.................       2,266,000  ..............
Minor Construction......................  ..............       2,000,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........       2,266,000       2,000,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Capitol Grounds............      13,452,000      12,384,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                        Senate Office Buildings

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $70,986,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      76,404,000
Committee recommendation................................      76,404,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $76,404,000 
for maintenance of the Senate office buildings. The 
recommendation is $5,418,000 above the fiscal year 2013 
appropriation and identical to the fiscal year 2014 request. Of 
the amount recommended, $17,539,000 shall remain available 
until September 30, 2018.
    The following table displays the budget detail:

                         SENATE OFFICE BUILDINGS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Fiscal Year 2014 Operating Budget

Payroll.................................     $41,568,000     $41,568,000
Facilities Maintenance..................       6,102,000       6,102,000
Furniture Repair........................       1,650,000       1,650,000
Jurisdiction Centralized Activities.....       9,545,000       9,545,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      58,865,000      58,865,000
                                         ===============================
     Fiscal Year 2014 Project Budget

Exterior Envelope Repair & Restoration,       10,000,000      10,000,000
 Phase 1, RSOB..........................
Kitchen Exhaust System Upgrade, Phase 1        3,539,000       3,539,000
 DSOB...................................
Minor Construction......................       4,000,000       4,000,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........      17,539,000      17,539,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Senate Office Buildings....      76,404,000      76,404,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                          Capitol Power Plant

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................    $122,983,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................     113,259,000
Committee recommendation................................     110,827,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $110,827,000 
for the operations of the Capitol Power Plant. This is 
supplemented by $9,000,000 in reimbursements, for a total of 
$119,827,000. The recommendation is $12,156,000 below the 
fiscal year 2013 appropriation and $2,432,000 below the fiscal 
year 2014 request. Of the amount provided, $24,300,000 shall 
remain available until September 30, 2018. Of the amount made 
available for the West Refrigeration Revitalization project, no 
more than $200,000 shall be available for reimbursement to the 
USCP for overtime costs, and of the amount made available for 
the Cogeneration Management program, no more than $200,000 
shall be available for reimbursement to the USCP for overtime 
costs.
    The Power Plant provides heat, light, power, and air-
conditioning for the Capitol, Senate and House office 
buildings, and the Library of Congress buildings; heat, light, 
and power for the Botanic Garden and the Senate and House 
Garages; light for the Capitol Grounds' street, park, and 
floodlighting system; steam heat for the Government Printing 
Office and Washington City Post Office, also known as Postal 
Square; and steam heat and air-conditioning for the Union 
Station complex, Folger Shakespeare Library, the Thurgood 
Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, and the U.S. Supreme Court 
Building on a reimbursable basis.
    Within the operating budget, the recommended amount for the 
purchase of electricity from the local private utility, payment 
to the government of the District of Columbia for the provision 
of water and sewer services, and the procurement of boiler 
fuel, is displayed in the following table.

                FISCAL YEAR 2014 ESTIMATED UTILITY COSTS
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               Cost
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Purchase of electrical energy...........................         $39,500
Purchase of natural gas.................................          17,734
Purchase of steam.......................................             700
Purchase of chilled water...............................           1,365
Purchase of oil.........................................           2,100
Purchase of solid fuel..................................             488
Water and Sewer payments................................           6,946
Utilities for Postal Square.............................             712
Energy Saving Performance Contracts.....................           6,385
                                                         ---------------
      Total.............................................          75,930
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    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 2014 Operating Budget

Payroll...............................      $9,932,000       $9,700,000
Jurisdiction Centralized Activities...         251,000          251,000
Plant Operations & Maintenance........       9,463,000        9,463,000
Safety, Fire, and Environmental.......         183,000          183,000
Utilities.............................      75,930,000       75,930,000
                                       ---------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget......      95,759,000       95,527,000
                                       =================================
    Fiscal Year 2014 Project Budget

WRPE Cooling Tower Addition, RPR,           20,200,000       18,000,000
 Phase IIB............................
Cogeneration Management Program.......       2,300,000        2,300,000
Minor Construction....................       4,000,000        4,000,000
                                       ---------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget........      26,500,000       24,300,000
                                       ---------------------------------
Offsetting Collections................      (9,000,000)      (9,000,000)
                                       ---------------------------------
      Total, Capitol Power Plant......     113,259,000      110,827,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                     Library Buildings and Grounds

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $46,782,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      77,016,000
Committee recommendation................................      64,164,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $64,164,000 
for the care and maintenance of the Library buildings and 
grounds by the Architect of the Capitol, of which $38,474,000 
shall remain available until September 30, 2018. The 
recommendation is $17,382,000 above the fiscal year 2013 
appropriation and $12,852,000 below the fiscal year 2014 
request.
    The following table displays the budget detail:

                      LIBRARY BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Fiscal Year 2014 Operating Budget

Payroll.................................     $17,395,000     $17,000,000
Facilities Maintenance..................       8,323,000       8,253,000
Jurisdictional Centralized Activities...         437,000         437,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      26,155,000      25,690,000
                                         ===============================
     Fiscal Year 2014 Project Budget

West Main Pavilion Egress Stair &             11,000,000      11,000,000
 Freight Elevator, TJB..................
Fire Door Improvements, Phase II, LOC...       3,781,000       3,781,000
Direct Digital Controls, Upgrades, Phase       3,676,000       3,000,000
 II, JMMB...............................
Elevator Modernization, JMMB MC1-4; JAB        3,053,000  ..............
 13-14..................................
Collection Storage Module 5, LOC........       5,000,000       8,000,000
Infrastructure UPS Upgrades, Main Data        16,528,000      10,000,000
 Center, JMMB...........................
Fire Alarm and Audibility Upgrade, JMMB.         693,000         693,000
HVAC Installation, Main Data Center,           5,130,000  ..............
 JMMB...................................
Minor Construction......................       2,000,000       2,000,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........      50,861,000      38,474,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Library Buildings and            77,016,000      64,164,000
       Grounds..........................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

            Capitol Police Buildings, Grounds, and Security

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $21,457,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      26,935,000
Committee recommendation................................      21,341,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    The Committee recommends $21,341,000 for Capitol Police 
Buildings, Grounds, and Security, which is $116,000 below the 
fiscal year 2013 appropriation and $5,594,000 below the fiscal 
year 2014 request. Of this amount, $3,314,000 shall remain 
available until September 30, 2018.
    The following table displays the budget detail:

             CAPITOL POLICE BUILDINGS, GROUNDS, AND SECURITY
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Fiscal Year 2014 Operating Budget

Payroll.................................      $2,221,000      $2,172,000
Facilities Maintenance..................       9,828,000       9,338,000
Furniture Repair........................          75,000          75,000
Jurisdiction Centralized Activities.....       6,977,000       6,442,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      19,101,000      18,027,000
                                         ===============================
     Fiscal Year 2014 Project Budget

Chiller Replacement and Chilled Water            814,000         814,000
 System Expansion.......................
Small Arms Firing Range, RHOB Garage,...       4,520,000  ..............
Minor Construction......................       2,500,000       2,500,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........       7,834,000       3,314,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Capitol Police Buildings,        26,935,000      21,341,000
       Grounds, and Security............
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                             Botanic Garden

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $11,976,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      12,136,000
Committee recommendation................................      12,136,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    The Committee recommends $12,136,000 for salaries and 
expenses of the Botanic Garden. The recommendation is $160,000 
above the fiscal year 2013 appropriation and identical to the 
fiscal year 2014 request. Of this amount, $2,082,000 shall 
remain available until September 30, 2018.
    The following table displays the budget detail:

                             BOTANIC GARDEN
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Fiscal Year 2014 Operating Budget

Payroll.................................      $6,512,000      $6,512,000
Exhibits................................         313,000         313,000
Facilities Maintenance..................       4,082,000       2,000,000
Jurisdiction Centralized Activities.....       1,229,000       1,229,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      12,136,000      10,054,000
                                         ===============================
     Fiscal Year 2014 Project Budget

Minor Construction......................  ..............       2,082,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........  ..............       2,082,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Botanic Gardens............      12,136,000      12,136,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                         Capitol Visitor Center

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $21,233,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      21,702,000
Committee recommendation................................      21,276,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    The Committee recommends a total of $21,276,000 for the 
operation of the Capitol Visitor Center. The recommendation is 
$43,000 above the fiscal year 2013 appropriation and $426,000 
below the fiscal year 2014 request.
    The following table displays the budget detail:

                         CAPITOL VISITOR CENTER
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
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    Fiscal Year 2014 Operating Budget

Payroll.................................     $17,494,000     $17,068,000
Exhibits................................         290,000         290,000
Information Resources...................       1,771,000       1,771,000
Jurisdiction Centralized Activities.....         403,000         403,000
Visitor Services........................       1,744,000       1,744,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      21,702,000      21,276,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Capitol Visitor Center.....      21,702,000      21,276,000
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                        Administrative Provision

    Sec. 1101. This provision would make permanent the 
authority to collect and sell recyclable materials.

                          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 $600,900,000 for the 
Library of Congress, an increase of $13,470,000 above the 
fiscal year 2013 appropriation and $7,819,000 below the fiscal 
year 2014 request.
    In addition to the appropriation, the Library estimates 
receipts and reimbursements of $42,469,000, funds from gifts 
and trusts totaling $17,485,000 and revolving funds totaling 
$183,079,000. Total funds available to support Library 
operations, including the Architect of the Capitol account, are 
expected to be approximately $908,097,000 in fiscal year 2014 
under the Committee recommendation.
    The following table displays the Committee recommendation 
for the Library of Congress appropriations compared to the 
fiscal year 2013 appropriation and the fiscal year 2014 
request.

  COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF NEW BUDGET (OBLIGATIONAL) AUTHORITY FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013 AND BUDGET ESTIMATES AND AMOUNTS RECOMMENDED IN THE BILL FOR FISCAL
                                                                        YEAR 2014
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                                                                                                                       Committee recommendation compared
                                                                Fiscal year 2013  Fiscal year 2014      Committee                    with
                             Item                                    enacted          requested      recommendation  -----------------------------------
                                                                                                                        2013 enacted      2014 request
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                      LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Total budget, Salaries and Expenses...........................     $419,253,000      $433,830,000      $427,988,000        $8,722,000       $(5,842,000)
Authority to spend receipts...................................       (6,337,000)       (6,350,000)       (6,350,000)          (13,000)  ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Salaries and Expenses Appropriation...........      412,916,000       427,480,000       421,638,000         8,722,000        (5,842,000)
                                                               =========================================================================================
                       COPYRIGHT OFFICE
Total budget, Salaries and Expenses...........................       51,547,000        52,952,000        52,640,000         1,093,000          (312,000)
Authority to spend receipts...................................      (34,182,000)      (33,619,000)      (33,619,000)          563,000   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Salaries and Expenses Appropriation...........       17,365,000        19,333,000        19,021,000         1,656,000          (312,000)
                                                               =========================================================================================
Congressional Research Service, salaries and expenses.........      106,576,000       109,979,000       108,841,000         2,265,000        (1,138,000)
Books for the blind and physically handicapped, salaries and         50,573,000        51,927,000        51,400,000           827,000          (527,000)
 expenses.....................................................

      Total Budget Authority..................................      627,949,000       648,688,000       640,869,000        12,920,000        (7,819,000)
      Total Offsetting Collections............................      (40,519,000)      (39,969,000)      (39,969,000)          550,000   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total Appropriation, Library of Congress................      587,430,000       608,719,000       600,900,000        13,470,000        (7,819,000)
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                         Salaries and Expenses

Appropriations, 2013:
    Salaries and expenses...............................    $419,253,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................       6,337,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................     412,916,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Budget estimate, 2014:
    Salaries and expenses...............................     433,830,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................       6,350,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................     427,480,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Committee recommendation:
    Salaries and expenses...............................     427,988,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................       6,350,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................     421,638,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $421,638,000 
for salaries and expenses of the Library of Congress and 
approves authority to spend receipts of $6,350,000 in fiscal 
year 2014, for a total of $427,988,000. The recommendation is 
$8,722,000 above the fiscal year 2013 appropriation and 
$5,842,000 below the fiscal year 2014 request. This amount 
provides for 2,342 FTEs, which may be shifted among PPAs within 
this appropriation. The amount recommended includes $7,119,000 
for the digital collections and education curricula program.

                            Copyright Office


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2013:
    Salaries and expenses...............................     $51,547,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................      34,182,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................      17,365,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Budget estimate, 2014:
    Salaries and expenses...............................      52,952,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................      33,619,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................      19,333,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Committee recommendation:
    Salaries and expenses...............................      52,640,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................      33,619,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................      19,021,000

    The Committee recommends the direct appropriation of 
$19,021,000 for the Copyright Office and approves authority to 
spend receipts of $33,619,000 in fiscal year 2014, for a total 
of $52,640,000. The recommendation is $1,656,000 above the 
fiscal year 2013 appropriation and $312,000 below the fiscal 
year 2014 request.

                     Congressional Research Service


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................    $106,576,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................     109,979,000
Committee recommendation................................     108,841,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $108,841,000 
for the Congressional Research Service. The recommendation is 
$2,265,000 above the fiscal year 2013 appropriation and 
$1,138,000 below the fiscal year 2014 request.

             Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $50,573,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      51,927,000
Committee recommendation................................      51,400,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    This appropriation supports a national reading program for 
eligible blind and physically handicapped residents of the 
United States and U.S. citizens living overseas. Books and 
magazines in braille and various recorded formats are produced 
by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically 
Handicapped for distribution through a network of State and 
locally supported libraries. At present, 57 regional libraries 
in 49 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the 
U.S. Virgin Islands house and circulate books and magazines to 
eligible readers. Eighty-one subregional libraries in 15 
States, and Guam, assist at the local public library level. 
Fifty-three of the regional libraries and four separate 
cooperating agencies distribute sound reproducers. Two multi-
State centers, under contract to the National Library Service, 
store and distribute books and other materials in their 
geographical region. The program supports a readership of 
approximately 900,000.
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $51,400,000 
for salaries and expenses for Books for the Blind and 
Physically Handicapped. The recommendation is $827,000 above 
the fiscal year 2013 appropriation and $527,000 below the 
fiscal year 2014 request. The amount recommended includes 
$605,150 to continue to provide newspapers to blind and 
physically handicapped individuals.

                       Administrative Provisions

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

                       GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE


                   Congressional Printing and Binding

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $83,465,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      79,736,000
Committee recommendation................................      79,736,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    The U.S. Government Printing Office's [GPO] core mission 
dates to 1813 when Congress determined the need to make 
information regarding the work of the three branches of 
Government available to all Americans. GPO is the Federal 
Government's primary centralized resource for gathering, 
cataloging, producing, providing and preserving published 
information in all its forms. By law and tradition, the GPO's 
mission is to provide expert publishing and printing services 
to all three branches of Government; to provide, in partnership 
with Federal depository libraries, permanent public access to 
the printed and electronic information products of the Federal 
Government; and to sell copies of authentic printed and 
electronic documents and other government information products 
to the public.
    The Committee recommends $79,736,000 for congressional 
printing and binding. The recommendation is $3,729,000 below 
the fiscal year 2013 appropriation and identical to the 2014 
request.
    The following table compares the component categories 
within this account for fiscal year 2013 and the fiscal year 
2014 request. The Committee has not recommended separate 
amounts for each activity in order to give the GPO the 
flexibility to meet changing requirements.

                                       CONGRESSIONAL PRINTING AND BINDING
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Fiscal year 2013  Fiscal year 2014      Committee
                                                                 enacted          requested      recommendation
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Congressional Record Program..............................      $22,892,000        $25,105,000  ................
Miscellaneous publications................................        5,769,000          6,240,000  ................
Miscellaneous printing and services.......................       19,910,000         16,948,000  ................
Details to Congress.......................................        4,009,000          4,099,000  ................
Document envelopes and document franks....................          980,000          1,520,000  ................
Business and committee calendars..........................        2,026,000          4,303,000  ................
Bills, resolutions, and amendments........................        5,151,000          6,264,000  ................
Committee reports.........................................        1,862,000          2,172,000  ................
Documents.................................................        1,577,000          1,684,000  ................
Hearings..................................................       19,256,000         20,411,000  ................
Committee prints..........................................        1,041,000            925,000  ................
Transfers.................................................       -1,008,264         -9,935,000  ................
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Total...............................................       83,464,736         79,736,000       $79,736,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                 Office of Superintendent of Documents


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................     $31,437,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      35,823,000
Committee recommendation................................      31,500,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    This appropriation provides for salaries and expenses 
associated with the distribution of Government documents to 
depository and international exchange libraries, the cataloging 
and indexing of Government publications, and the distribution 
of publications authorized by law at the request of Members of 
Congress and other Government agencies.
    The Committee recommends $31,500,000 for salaries and 
expenses of the Office of the Superintendent of Documents. The 
recommendation is $63,000 above the fiscal year 2013 
appropriation and $4,323,000 below the fiscal year 2014 
request.

               Government Printing Office Revolving Fund

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................      $3,992,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      12,919,000
Committee recommendation................................       8,064,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    The Committee recommends $8,064,000 for the Government 
Printing Office [GPO] Revolving Fund. The recommendation is 
$4,072,000 above the fiscal year 2013 appropriation and 
$4,855,000 below the fiscal year 2014 request. The Committee 
notes that approximately 70 percent of the GPO's budget 
represents the prepress cost of congressional publications for 
online access and print production. The Committee commends the 
GPO for its willingness to work with less funding as their 
workload increases due to the demands of the Congress. One 
reason the GPO is able to meet the increased work demands and 
continually reduce costs is through its constant focus on 
capital investments to modernize information systems, 
production equipment, and major facility repairs. The Committee 
supports continued investment in the Revolving Fund as the most 
efficient solution to both cutting costs and ensuring efficient 
online access to government documents. The Committee supports 
the GPO's continued development of its Federal Digital System 
and its Business Information System given that these efforts 
continue to reduce costs.

                    GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE


                         Salaries and Expenses

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................    $505,270,000
Budget estimate, 2014...................................     524,339,000
Committee recommendation................................     505,383,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    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 $505,383,000 for 
salaries and expenses of the Government Accountability Office. 
The recommendation is $113,000 above the fiscal year 2013 
appropriation and $18,956,000 below the fiscal year 2014 
request. Additionally, $32,368,000 is authorized in offsetting 
collections derived from rent receipts and reimbursements for 
conducting financial audits of Government corporations, for a 
total of $537,751,000, which is a net increase of $6,130,000 
above the fiscal year 2013 appropriation.
    The Committee recommendation reflects adjustments that the 
GAO has made to its operations in fiscal year 2013 due to the 
across-the-board rescission and the impact of sequestration. 
The Committee recommendation would fully fund GAO at the 
agency's revised request level of 2,945 full-time equivalents 
[FTE], which is an increase of 61 FTE over the fiscal year 2013 
level as impacted by sequestration. The GAO has made reductions 
in the areas of planned hires, retention programs, travel, 
external training, building operations, and information 
technology investments. The Committee commends the GAO for 
targeting reductions in areas that do not immediately impact 
the quality of the work they provide to the Congress; however, 
the Committee is concerned that further reductions will not 
only impact the quality of GAO's work products today, but also 
will create a gap in seasoned staff in the near future.

                        Administrative Provision

    Sec. 1301. The Committee has included a provision providing 
authority to the Government Accountability Office to collect 
and use fees for an electronic protest filing system which may 
provide significant benefits to impacted parties including 
instantaneous secure access to documents filed in a particular 
protest through a readily accessible Web-based portal, 
automatic agency notification of protest filings for the 
purpose of invoking the statutory stay of contract performance 
mandated by the Competition in Contracting Act, and increased 
transparency into the protest process for users, as well as the 
general public. In developing a proposal for the system, the 
Committee directs the GAO to work with small business interests 
and others to ensure that any proposed filing fee is imposed in 
a fair and equitable manner. The GAO shall report to the House 
and Senate Committees on appropriation within 60 days of 
enactment and on a regular basis afterwards regarding any 
assessment of whether the GAO will implement the system 
internally or contract out, what steps are being taken to 
address financial concerns of small business and other groups 
such as veterans, the structure of such a system, and cost-
benefit analysis over the next 5- to 10-year period.

                OPEN WORLD LEADERSHIP CENTER TRUST FUND

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................      $7,997,440
Budget estimate, 2014...................................      10,061,000
Committee recommendation................................       4,000,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

    The Committee recommends $4,000,000 as a payment to the 
Open World Leadership Center Trust Fund, which is $3,997,440 
below the fiscal year 2013 appropriation and $6,061,000 below 
the fiscal year 2014 request. The Center for Russian Leadership 
Development was established on December 21, 2000 (Public Law 
106-554) as a legislative branch entity. The Fiscal Year 2003 
Consolidated Appropriation Resolution (Public Law 108-7) 
carried legislation (section 1401) changing the name to the 
Open World Leadership Center and expanding the mission of the 
program to include Newly Independent States of the former 
Soviet Union including the Baltic States. The mission of the 
Center is to enable emerging political leaders of Russia and 
Newly Independent States at all levels of government to gain 
significant, first-hand exposure to the American free market 
economic system and the operation of American democratic 
institutions through visits to comparable governments and 
communities in the United States.
    In 2011, the Committee directed the Government 
Accountability Office [GAO] to review the Open World Leadership 
Center's [Open World] financial management and internal 
controls as a follow-up to the original review in 2004. The GAO 
determined that Open World follows leading financial management 
practices and since 2004, has enhanced grantee monitoring and 
strengthened performance measurements. The GAO noted that Open 
World's performance measures are generally consistent with 
several leading practices. The GAO review serves as a solid 
endorsement of Open World's organizational structure as it 
pursues alternative sources of funding as authorized. In fact, 
the Committee commends the Open World for its proactive efforts 
to identify and pursue other funding in lieu of appropriated 
funds. The Committee recommendation includes a provision in 
title II, allowing the Library of Congress to transfer up to 
$6,000,000 in non appropriated funding to the Open World while 
Open World pursues alternative sources of funding.

   JOHN C. STENNIS CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

Appropriations, 2013\1\.................................        $429,140
Budget estimate, 2014...................................         430,000
Committee recommendation................................         430,000

\1\Does not reflect the March 1, 2013, sequester of funds under Public 
Law 112-25.

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

                                TITLE II

                           GENERAL PROVISIONS

    Included are several routine general provisions carried 
annually in the bill (sections 201-209), as follows:
    Section 201 bans the use of appropriated funds for service 
and maintenance of private vehicles, except under such 
regulations as may be promulgated by the House Administration 
Committee and the Senate Rules and Administration Committee, 
respectively.
    Section 202 limits the availability for obligation of 
appropriations to the fiscal year for which it is expressly 
provided in the bill accompanying this report.
    Section 203 provides that any pay rate and title 
designation for a staff position created in this act, and not 
specifically established by the Legislative Pay Act of 1929, is 
to be made permanent law by this act. Further, any pay rate and 
title change for a position provided for in the 1929 Act is to 
be made permanent law by this act and any changes in the 
official expenses of Members, officers, and committees, and in 
the clerk hire of the House and Senate are to be made permanent 
law by this act.
    Section 204 bans the use of funds for contracts unless such 
contracts are matters of public record and are available for 
public inspection.
    Section 205 appropriates such sums as may be necessary for 
the payment of settlements and awards pursuant to Public Law 
104-1.
    Section 206 authorizes legislative branch entities 
participating in the Legislative Branch Financial Managers 
Council [LBFMC] to finance the costs of the LBFMC.
    Section 207 authorizes the Architect of the Capitol to 
maintain certain property.
    Section 208 prohibits unauthorized transfers of funds to 
other agencies.
    Section 209 ensures continuation of the staff-led tours of 
the Capitol.
    Section 210 allows the Librarian of Congress to transfer 
nonappropriated funds to the Open World Leadership Center Trust 
Fund.

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

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

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

    Pursuant to paragraph 7(c) of rule XXVI, on July 11, 2013, 
the Committee ordered favorably reported, en bloc, an original 
bill (S. 1284) making appropriations for the Departments of 
Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education, and related 
agencies for the year ending September 30, 2014, and for other 
purposes, and an original bill (S. 1283) making appropriations 
for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 
30, 2014, and for other purposes provided, that each bill be 
subject to amendment and that each bill be consistent with the 
subcommittee funding guidance, by a recorded vote of 16-14, a 
quorum being present. The vote was as follows:
        Yeas                          Nays
Chairwoman Mikulski                 Mr. Shelby
Mr. Leahy                           Mr. Cochran
Mr. Harkin                          Mr. McConnell
Mrs. Murray                         Mr. Alexander
Mrs. Feinstein                      Ms. Collins
Mr. Durbin                          Ms. Murkowski
Mr. Johnson                         Mr. Graham
Ms. Landrieu                        Mr. Kirk
Mr. Reed                            Mr. Coats
Mr. Pryor                           Mr. Blunt
Mr. Tester                          Mr. Moran
Mr. Udall                           Mr. Hoeven
Mrs. Shaheen                        Mr. Johanns
Mr. Merkley                         Mr. Boozman
Mr. Begich
Mr. Coons

 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 29--CAPITOL POLICE


             Subchapter I--Organization and Administration


                            PART A--GENERAL

Sec. 1907. Transfer of disbursing function

(a) In general

        (1) Disbursing officer

            The Chief of the Capitol Police shall be the 
        disbursing officer for the Capitol Police. Any 
        reference in any law or resolution before February 20, 
        2003, to funds paid or disbursed by the Chief 
        Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives 
        and the Secretary of the Senate relating to the pay and 
        allowances of Capitol Police employees shall be deemed 
        to refer to the Chief of the Capitol Police.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

[(f) Worker's compensation

        [(1) Account

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

        [(2) Payments without fiscal year limitation

            [Notwithstanding any other provision of law, 
        payments may be made from the account established under 
        paragraph (1) of this subsection without regard to the 
        fiscal year for which the obligation to make such 
        payments is incurred.]
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                      TITLE 31--MONEY AND FINANCE


                 CHAPTER 35--ACCOUNTING AND COLLECTION


                SUBCHAPTER V--PROCUREMENT PROTEST SYSTEM


Sec. 3555. Regulations; authority of Comptroller General to verify 
                    assertions

    (a) The Comptroller General shall prescribe such procedures 
as may be necessary to the expeditious decision of protests 
under this subchapter, including procedures for accelerated 
resolution of protests under the express option authorized by 
section 3554(a)(2) of this title. Such procedures shall provide 
that the protest process may not be delayed by the failure of a 
party to make a filing within the time provided for the filing.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    (c)(1) The Comptroller General may prescribe procedures for 
the electronic filing and dissemination of documents and 
information required under this subchapter. In prescribing such 
procedures, the Comptroller General shall consider the ability 
of all parties to achieve electronic access to such documents 
and records.

    (2) The Comptroller General may charge and collect fees for 
filing protests under this subchapter for the purpose of 
covering the costs of developing, maintaining, and operating an 
electronic system for filing such protests. The Comptroller 
General may retain and use such fees immediately and withough 
fiscal year limitation for such purpose.
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           OMNIBUS APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2009, PUBLIC LAW 111-8


        DIVISION G--LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2009


                                TITLE I


                           LEGISLATIVE BRANCH


                        ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL


                       Administrative Provisions

    Sec. 1101. (a) Collection and Sale of Recyclable 
Materials.--

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    (c) Effective Date.--This section shall apply with respect 
to [each of the fiscal years 2009 through 2013] fiscal year 
2009 and each fiscal year thereafter.

                        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
                                                              guidance\1\      bill       guidance       bill
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Comparison of amounts in the bill with Committee guidance
 to its subcommittees of amounts for 2014: Subcommittee on
 the Legislative Branch:
    Mandatory..............................................            NA          128           NA       \2\128
    Discretionary..........................................         4,350        2,978           NA     \2\3,105
        Security...........................................  ............  ...........           NA           NA
        Nonsecurity........................................         4,350        2,978           NA           NA
Projections of outlays associated with the recommendation:
    2014...................................................  ............  ...........  ...........     \3\2,522
    2015...................................................  ............  ...........  ...........          372
    2016...................................................  ............  ...........  ...........          115
    2017...................................................  ............  ...........  ...........           35
    2018 and future years..................................  ............  ...........  ...........           14
Financial assistance to State and local governments for                NA  ...........           NA  ...........
 2014......................................................

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\1\There is no section 302(a) allocation to the Committee on Appropriations for fiscal year 2014.
\2\Includes outlays from prior-year budget authority.
\3\Excludes outlays from prior-year budget authority.

NA: Not applicable.


  COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF NEW BUDGET (OBLIGATIONAL) AUTHORITY FOR FISCAL YEAR 2013 AND BUDGET ESTIMATES AND AMOUNTS RECOMMENDED IN THE BILL FOR FISCAL
                                                                        YEAR 2014
                                                                [In thousands of dollars]
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                                                                                                                         Senate Committee recommendation
                                                                                                                             compared with (+ or -)
                                Item                                       2013       Budget estimate     Committee    ---------------------------------
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                    TITLE I--LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

                               SENATE

Payment to Widows and Heirs of Deceased Members of Congress........             193   ...............             174              -19             +174

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

Representation allowances for the Majority and Minority Leaders....              28               28               28   ...............  ...............
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      Total, Expense allowances and representation.................             205              205              205   ...............  ...............
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                  Salaries, Officers and Employees

Office of the Vice President.......................................           2,356            2,414            2,393              +37              -21
Office of the President Pro Tempore................................             704              722              715              +11               -7
Offices of the Majority and Minority Leaders.......................           5,192            5,202            5,202              +10   ...............
Offices of the Majority and Minority Whips.........................           3,274            3,359            3,321              +47              -38
Committee on Appropriations........................................          14,834           15,140           15,064             +230              -76
Conference committees..............................................           3,232            3,316            3,278              +46              -38
Offices of the Secretaries of the Conference of the Majority and                795              813              805              +10               -8
 the Conference of the Minority....................................
Policy committees..................................................           3,301            3,386            3,348              +47              -38
Office of the Chaplain.............................................             405              417              411               +6               -6
Office of the Secretary............................................          24,146           24,887           24,524             +378             -363
Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper......................          72,854           75,157           72,800              -54           -2,357
Offices of the Secretaries for the Majority and Minority...........           1,719            1,764            1,740              +21              -24
Agency contributions and related expenses..........................          42,599           46,710           48,851           +6,252           +2,141
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      Total, Salaries, officers and employees......................         175,411          183,287          182,452           +7,041             -835
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          Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate

Salaries and expenses..............................................           6,981            7,150            5,192           -1,789           -1,958

                   Office of Senate Legal Counsel

Salaries and expenses..............................................           1,446            1,480            1,109             -337             -371

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

                 Contingent Expenses of the Senate

Inquiries and investigations.......................................         131,043          134,000          134,000           +2,957   ...............
Expenses of United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics              487              520              494               +7              -26
 Control...........................................................
Secretary of the Senate............................................           5,804            6,150            6,250             +446             +100
Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate......................         130,461          145,240          128,210           -2,251          -17,030
Miscellaneous items................................................          19,321           19,553           19,400              +79             -153
Senators' Official Personnel and Office Expense Account............         395,388          394,202          394,202           -1,186   ...............

                        Official Mail Costs

Expenses...........................................................             280              300              281               +1              -19
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      Total, Contingent expenses of the Senate.....................         682,784          699,965          682,837              +53          -17,128
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      Total, Senate................................................         867,048          892,115          871,997           +4,949          -20,118
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                            JOINT ITEMS

Joint Economic Committee...........................................           4,195            4,279            4,203               +8              -76
Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies..............  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............
Joint Committee on Taxation........................................           9,984           10,065           10,004              +20              -61

                 Office of the Attending Physician

Medical supplies, equipment, expenses, and allowances..............           3,393            3,421            3,400               +7              -21
Office of Congressional Accessibility Services.....................           1,360            1,387            1,363               +3              -24
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      Total, Joint items...........................................          18,932           19,152           18,970              +38             -182
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                           CAPITOL POLICE

Salaries...........................................................         276,579          297,863          281,459           +4,880          -16,404
General expenses...................................................          61,880           65,433           57,000           -4,880           -8,433
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      Total, Capitol Police........................................         338,459          363,296          338,459   ...............         -24,837
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                        OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE

Salaries and expenses..............................................           3,809            4,482            3,868              +59             -614
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                    CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE

Salaries and expenses..............................................          43,699           45,700           45,700           +2,001   ...............
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                      ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL

General administration.............................................          97,145          100,099           94,400           -2,745           -5,699
Capitol building...................................................          36,082           61,575           55,931          +19,849           -5,644
Capitol grounds....................................................           9,832           13,452           12,384           +2,552           -1,068
Senate office buildings............................................          70,986           76,404           76,404           +5,418   ...............
Capitol Power Plant................................................         131,965          122,259          119,827          -12,138           -2,432
    Offsetting collections.........................................          -8,982           -9,000           -9,000              -18   ...............
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      Subtotal, Capitol Power Plant................................         122,983          113,259          110,827          -12,156           -2,432

Library buildings and grounds......................................          46,782           77,016           64,164          +17,382          -12,852
Capitol police buildings, grounds and security.....................          21,457           26,935           21,341             -116           -5,594
Botanic Garden.....................................................          11,976           12,136           12,136             +160   ...............

Capitol Visitor Center:
    CVC operations.................................................          21,233           21,702           21,276              +43             -426
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      Total, Architect of the Capitol..............................         438,476          502,578          468,863          +30,387          -33,715
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                        LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Salaries and expenses..............................................         419,253          433,830          427,988           +8,735           -5,842
    Authority to spend receipts....................................          -6,337           -6,350           -6,350              -13   ...............
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      Subtotal, Salaries and expenses..............................         412,916          427,480          421,638           +8,722           -5,842

Copyright Office, Salaries and expenses............................          51,547           52,952           52,640           +1,093             -312
    Authority to spend receipts....................................         -34,182          -33,619          -33,619             +563   ...............
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      Subtotal, Copyright Office...................................          17,365           19,333           19,021           +1,656             -312

Congressional Research Service, Salaries and expenses..............         106,576          109,979          108,841           +2,265           -1,138
Books for the blind and physically handicapped, Salaries and                 50,573           51,927           51,400             +827             -527
 expenses..........................................................
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      Total, Library of Congress...................................         587,430          608,719          600,900          +13,470           -7,819
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                     GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

Congressional printing and binding.................................          83,465           79,736           79,736           -3,729   ...............
Office of Superintendent of Documents, Salaries and expenses.......          31,437           35,823           31,500              +63           -4,323
Government Printing Office Revolving Fund..........................           3,992           12,919            8,064           +4,072           -4,855
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      Total, Government Printing Office............................         118,894          128,478          119,300             +406           -9,178
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                  GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE

Salaries and expenses..............................................         531,621          556,257          537,751           +6,130          -18,506
    Offsetting collections.........................................         -26,351          -31,918          -32,368           -6,017             -450
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      Total, Government Accountability Office......................         505,270          524,339          505,383             +113          -18,956
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                    OPEN WORLD LEADERSHIP CENTER

Payment to the Open World Leadership Center Trust fund.............           7,997           10,061            4,000           -3,997           -6,061
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 JOHN C. STENNIS CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

Stennis Center for Public Service..................................             429              430              430               +1   ...............
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Open World Leadership Center (by transfer).........................  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............
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      Grand total..................................................       2,930,443        3,099,350        2,977,870          +47,427         -121,480
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                           RECAPITULATION

Senate.............................................................         867,048          892,115          871,997           +4,949          -20,118
Joint Items........................................................          18,932           19,152           18,970              +38             -182
Capitol Police.....................................................         338,459          363,296          338,459   ...............         -24,837
Office of Compliance...............................................           3,809            4,482            3,868              +59             -614
Congressional Budget Office........................................          43,699           45,700           45,700           +2,001   ...............
Architect of the Capitol...........................................         438,476          502,578          468,863          +30,387          -33,715
Library of Congress................................................         587,430          608,719          600,900          +13,470           -7,819
Government Printing Office.........................................         118,894          128,478          119,300             +406           -9,178
Government Accountability Office...................................         505,270          524,339          505,383             +113          -18,956
Open World Leadership Center.......................................           7,997           10,061            4,000           -3,997           -6,061
Stennis Center for Public Service..................................             429              430              430               +1   ...............
Prior year outlays.................................................  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............
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      Grand total..................................................       2,930,443        3,099,350        2,977,870          +47,427         -121,480
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