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                                                      Calendar No. 473
114th Congress     }                                     {      Report
                                 SENATE
 2d Session        }                                     {     114-258

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                LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS, 2017

                                _______
                                

                 May  19, 2016.--Ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

   Mrs. Shelley Moore Capito, from the Committee on Appropriations, 
                        submitted the following

                                 REPORT

                         [To accompany S. 2955]

    The Committee on Appropriations reports the bill (S. 2955) 
making appropriations for the legislative branch for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2017, 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.................  $3,020,783,000
Amount of 2016 appropriations...........................   2,997,302,000
Amount of 2017 budget estimate..........................   3,272,347,571
Bill as recommended to Senate compared to--
    2016 appropriations.................................     +23,481,000
    2017 budget estimate................................    -251,564,571











                                CONTENTS

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                                                                   Page
General Statement and Summary....................................     4
Title I:
    Legislative Branch Appropriations:
        Senate:
            Expense Allowances...................................     6
            Representation Allowances for the Majority and 
              Minority Leaders...................................     6
            Salaries, Officers, and Employees....................     7
            Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate......    12
            Office of Senate Legal Counsel.......................    12
            Expense Allowances of the Secretary of the Senate, 
              Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, and 
              Secretaries for the Majority and Minority of the 
              Senate.............................................    12
            Contingent Expenses of the Senate....................    13
        Joint Items:
            Joint Economic Committee.............................    23
            Joint Committee on Taxation..........................    23
            Office of the Attending Physician....................    23
            Office of Congressional Accessibility Services.......    24
        Capitol Police:
            Salaries.............................................    25
            General Expenses.....................................    26
        Office of Compliance: Salaries and Expenses..............    26
        Congressional Budget Office: Salaries and Expenses.......    27
        Architect of the Capitol:
            Capital Construction and Operations..................    29
            Capitol Building.....................................    30
            Capitol Grounds......................................    31
            Senate Office Buildings..............................    32
            Capitol Power Plant..................................    32
            Library Buildings and Grounds........................    33
            Capitol Police Buildings, Grounds and Security.......    34
            Botanic Garden.......................................    35
            Capitol Visitor Center...............................    35
        Library of Congress:
            Salaries and Expenses................................    37
            Copyright Office.....................................    39
            Congressional Research Service.......................    40
            Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.......    41
        Government Publishing Office:
            Congressional Publishing.............................    42
            Public Information Programs of the Office of 
              Superintendent of Documents........................    42
            Government Publishing Office Business Operations 
              Revolving Fund.....................................    43
        Government Accountability Office: Salaries and Expenses..    43
        Open World Leadership Center Trust Fund..................    44
        John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Training and 
          Develop-
          ment...................................................    44
Title II: General Provisions.....................................    46
Compliance With Paragraph 7, Rule XVI, of the Standing Rules of 
  the Sen- 
  ate............................................................    47
Compliance With Paragraph 7(c), Rule XXVI of the Standing Rules 
  of the Senate..................................................    47
Compliance With Paragraph 12, Rule XXVI, of the Standing Rules of 
  the Senate.....................................................    48
Budgetary Impact of Bill.........................................    50
Comparative Statement of Budget Authority........................    51

                     GENERAL STATEMENT AND SUMMARY

    The Legislative Branch appropriations bill provides funding 
for the Congress and for the agencies that serve the Congress. 
The agencies funded through this bill provide oversight of 
executive branch agencies, including objective, nonpartisan, 
and timely audits and analysis of Federal programs. The funding 
in this bill also ensures that the public has permanent access 
to printed and electronic information products of the Federal 
Government.
    All accounts in the bill have been examined in detail to 
ensure that the funding provided is appropriate for the 
agencies to carry out their responsibilities and to continue to 
respond to Congress in a timely and accurate manner. Details on 
the accounts, the funding levels provided, and the Committee's 
justification for the funding levels are included in the 
report.
    Conforming to longstanding practice under which each body 
of Congress determines its own housekeeping requirements and 
the other concurs without intervention, funds for the House are 
not included in the bill as reported to the Senate.
    The Committee recommends new budget (obligational) 
authority of $3,020,783,000 for the legislative branch for 
fiscal year 2017. This amount excludes House items as per 
normal protocol. This total is $251,564,571 below the budget 
request and $23,481,000 above the fiscal year 2016 
appropriation.
    The bill includes $871,176,081 for the operations of the 
Senate, which is $64,510,339 below the fiscal year 2017 
request. The bill includes $419,255,000 for the Architect of 
the Capitol to maintain, improve, and construct buildings and 
facilities for the Congress. The recommendation for the 
Architect of the Capitol is $75,518,000 below the fiscal year 
2017 request. The recommendation would allow for comprehensive 
repairs and life-safety systems improvements. The bill also 
includes $387,000,000 for the Capitol Police; $542,405,919 for 
the Government Accountability Office; $608,907,000 for the 
Library of Congress; and $117,068,000 for the Government 
Publishing 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 
$750,000 between programs, projects or activities, or in excess 
of $750,000 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 
$750,000 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.
    Full-Time Equivalents.--The Committee is dismayed by the 
presentation of total full-time equivalents [FTEs] included in 
each agency's fiscal year 2017 budget justification. This year, 
the presentation of FTEs included more than could be supported 
by either the fiscal year 2016 enacted level or the fiscal year 
2017 requested level. The primary concern of the Committee is 
to understand the number of FTEs that can be supported by 
specific funding levels. Therefore, in fiscal year 2018 and 
each fiscal year thereafter, the budget justifications sent to 
the Committee shall include a comparison of FTEs based on the 
number of FTEs supported by the funding provided in the current 
enacted appropriations legislation and the number of FTEs that 
would be supported by the funding requested for the following 
fiscal year.
    Cybersecurity.--The Committee recognizes that the universe 
of information technology hardware and software is an ever 
evolving, fast paced environment in which the Federal 
Government operates. Therefore, the Government must be prepared 
to make the annual investments necessary for its departments 
and agencies to stay current with the constantly changing world 
of technology. As such, this bill provides additional funding 
to agencies of the Legislative Branch for information 
technology infrastructure and security enhancements.
    The Committee is concerned, however, that a lack of 
standard operating procedures and known best practices related 
to technological investments, especially in the area of 
cybersecurity, may lead to wasteful spending by the government 
as numerous vendors claiming to have the latest and greatest 
cybersecurity solutions regularly approach Federal departments 
and agencies to sell their products. There are challenges 
associated with different departments and agencies of the 
government pursuing differing and potentially incompatible 
methods of data security. Therefore, the Committee directs the 
Government Accountability Office [GAO] to conduct studies 
evaluating the effectiveness of cybersecurity programs, 
including risk management frameworks, cybersecurity 
technologies, cybersecurity standard operating procedures, and 
staffing and training of personnel related to the protection of 
Federal Government information systems. The Committee also 
directs the Government Accountability Office to conduct a study 
that addresses types of technologies that do not create ``lock-
in'' to a specific vendor; allow sharing and collaboration of 
protected data; enable capabilities and standards that can be 
leveraged for data protection across the Federal Government; 
enable the sharing of protected data among Federal departments 
and agencies, as well as applicable private sector entities; 
and include other capabilities and recommendations as 
determined appropriate by GAO. This report shall be submitted 
to the Senate Appropriations Committee no later than 18 months 
after the date of enactment of this act.

                                TITLE I

                   LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS

                                 SENATE

                           Expense Allowances

Appropriations, 2016....................................        $174,840
Budget estimate, 2017...................................         174,840
Committee recommendation................................         174,840

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $174,840 for 
the expense allowances of the Vice President, the President pro 
tempore of the Senate, the majority and minority leaders, the 
majority and minority whips, the chairmen of the majority and 
minority conference committees, and the chairmen of the 
majority and minority policy committees. The recommendation is 
identical to both the fiscal year 2017 request and the fiscal 
year 2016 appropriation. The recommended allowances are as 
follows:
    For the expense allowance of the Vice President, the 
Committee recommends an amount of $18,760.
    For the expense allowance of the President pro tempore, the 
Committee recommends an amount of $37,520.
    For the expense allowance of the majority and minority 
leaders, the Committee recommends $39,920 for each leader, for 
a total of $79,840.
    For the expense allowance of the majority and minority 
whips, the Committee recommends $9,980 for each whip, for a 
total of $19,960.
    For the expense allowance for the chairmen of the majority 
and minority conference committees, the Committee recommends 
$4,690 for each chairman, for a total of $9,380.
    For the expense allowance for the chairmen of the majority 
and minority policy committees, the Committee recommends $4,690 
for each chairman, for a total of $9,380.
    Expenditures from all the foregoing allowances are made 
upon certification from the individuals for whom the allowances 
are authorized, and are reported semiannually in the report of 
the Secretary of the Senate.

    Representation Allowances for the Majority and Minority Leaders

Appropriations, 2016....................................         $28,140
Budget estimate, 2017...................................          28,140
Committee recommendation................................          28,140

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $28,140 for 
representation allowances for the majority and minority 
leaders. The recommendation is identical to both the fiscal 
year 2017 request and the fiscal year 2016 appropriation.
    This allowance was established in the Supplemental 
Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 1985 (Public Law 99-88). The 
funds were authorized to be used by the majority and minority 
leaders solely for the discharge of their appropriate 
responsibilities in connection with official visits to the 
United States by members of foreign legislative bodies and 
representatives of foreign governments and intergovernmental 
agencies. The recommended amount is to be divided equally 
between the two leaders.
    Expenditures from this allowance are made upon 
certification of the leaders and are reported in the semiannual 
report of the Secretary of the Senate.

                   Salaries, Officers, and Employees

Appropriations, 2016....................................    $179,185,311
Budget estimate, 2017...................................     186,260,812
Committee recommendation................................     182,287,812

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $182,287,812 
for the subaccounts funded under the overall account for the 
salaries of officers and employees of the Senate. The 
recommendation is $3,102,501 above the fiscal year 2016 
appropriation and $3,973,000 below the fiscal year 2017 
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 2017 are approximately 1,360 positions.

                    SALARIES, OFFICERS, AND EMPLOYEES
         [Estimated staffing levels--fiscal years 2016 and 2017]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Fiscal year
                                            Fiscal year   2017 Committee
                                               2016       recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Office of the Vice President............              45              45
Office of the President Pro Tempore.....              11              11
Offices of the majority and minority                  43              43
 leaders................................
Offices of the majority and minority                  30              30
 whips..................................
Conference committees...................              48              48
Offices of the secretaries of the                     12              12
 conference of the majority and the
 conference of the minority.............
Policy Committees.......................              55              55
Office of the Chaplain..................               4               4
Office of the Secretary.................             248             248
Office of the Sergeant at Arms and                   892             846
 Doorkeeper.............................
Offices of the secretaries for the                    18              18
 majority and minority..................
                                         -------------------------------
      Totals............................           1,406           1,360
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    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, 2016....................................      $2,417,248
Budget estimate, 2017...................................       2,474,248
Committee recommendation................................       2,417,248

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $2,417,248 to 
fund the salaries of the administrative and clerical staff of 
the Office of the Vice President in connection with his duties 
as the President of the Senate.

                  OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE

Appropriations, 2016....................................        $723,466
Budget estimate, 2017...................................         741,466
Committee recommendation................................         723,466

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $723,466 for 
the Office of the President Pro Tempore.

              OFFICES OF THE MAJORITY AND MINORITY LEADERS

Appropriations, 2016....................................      $5,255,576
Budget estimate, 2017...................................       5,377,576
Committee recommendation................................       5,255,576

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $5,255,576 for 
the offices of the majority and minority leaders. The amount 
recommended is to be equally divided, providing $2,627,788 for 
each office.
    The administrative and clerical staffs funded by this 
appropriation were authorized under the provisions of Public 
Law 91-145, effective November 1, 1969.

               OFFICES OF THE MAJORITY AND MINORITY WHIPS

Appropriations, 2016....................................      $3,359,424
Budget estimate, 2017...................................       3,439,424
Committee recommendation................................       3,359,424

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,359,424 for 
the offices of the majority and minority whips. It is to be 
equally divided, providing $1,679,712 for each office.
    The authority for the administrative and clerical staff 
funded by this appropriation was created by Public Law 84-242, 
effective July 1, 1955.

                      COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $15,142,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      15,142,000
Committee recommendation................................      15,142,000

    For the salaries of the staff of the Committee on 
Appropriations, the Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$15,142,000.

                         CONFERENCE COMMITTEES

Appropriations, 2016....................................      $3,316,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................       3,396,000
Committee recommendation................................       3,316,000

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

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

Appropriations, 2016....................................        $817,402
Budget estimate, 2017...................................         839,402
Committee recommendation................................         817,402

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $817,402 for 
the majority and minority conference secretaries.
    These offices were created by section 6 of Senate 
Resolution 17, agreed to January 10, 1977, and two positions in 
each office were first funded in the Supplemental 
Appropriations Act, 1977 (Public Law 95-26).
    Section 102 of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1979 
(Public Law 96-38), abolished the specific positions and 
established a lump-sum allowance for the employment of staff, 
effective October 1, 1979. The amount recommended is to be 
divided equally between the majority secretary and the minority 
secretary.

                           POLICY COMMITTEES

Appropriations, 2016....................................      $3,385,810
Budget estimate, 2017...................................       3,465,810
Committee recommendation................................       3,385,810

    For the salaries of the administrative and clerical staffs 
of the majority and minority policy committees, the Committee 
recommends an appropriation of $3,385,810. The appropriation 
provides $1,692,905 in salaries for the staff of each 
committee.
    The chairman of each policy committee may transfer to or 
from amounts provided for salaries of each policy committee to 
the account for policy committee expenses within the 
``Miscellaneous Items'' appropriation.

                         OFFICE OF THE CHAPLAIN

Appropriations, 2016....................................        $436,886
Budget estimate, 2017...................................         447,886
Committee recommendation................................         436,886

    For the Office of the Chaplain, the Committee recommends an 
appropriation of $436,886. The amount recommended provides 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.
    The Office of the Chaplain may transfer to or from amounts 
provided for salaries to the account for expenses within the 
``Miscellaneous Items'' appropriation.

                        OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $24,772,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      25,339,000
Committee recommendation................................      24,772,000

    The Committee recommends $24,772,000 for salaries of the 
Office of the Secretary. Fiscal year 2017 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. 6539).
    The following departmental guidelines for fiscal year 2017 
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 2016 and 2017]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Fiscal year
                                            Fiscal year   2017 Committee
                                               2016       recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Executive offices.......................              32              32
Administrative services.................             167             168
Legislative and legal services..........              49              48
                                         -------------------------------
      Totals............................             248             248
------------------------------------------------------------------------

             OFFICE OF THE SERGEANT AT ARMS AND DOORKEEPER

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $69,000,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      72,500,000
Committee recommendation................................      70,900,000

    This appropriation provides funds for the salaries of three 
statutory positions (Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper, Deputy 
Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper, and Administrative Assistant 
to the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper) and lump-sum allowances 
for employment and adjustments of salaries of personnel in the 
Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, as 
authorized by Public Law 97-51, effective October 1, 1981 (2 
U.S.C. 6597).
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $70,900,000 
for fiscal year 2017, which supports a staffing level of 846 
FTEs.
    The Sergeant at Arms structure reflects five major 
divisions: Capitol Division, Operations Division, Technology 
Development Services Division, IT Support Services Division, 
and Staff Offices Division. The Capitol Division consists of 
the Executive Office of the Sergeant at Arms, the Office of 
Security and Emergency Preparedness, and the Recording Studio. 
These offices provide the executive management and leadership 
of the Sergeant at Arms for day-to-day operations; for security 
of the Senate side of the Capitol complex; and recording studio 
services. The Operations Division provides printing and 
photographic services; furnishes and maintains the Senate side 
of the Capitol Building; offers mailing and package delivery 
services; and State office liaison. The Technology Development 
Services Division supports enterprise information technology 
systems, applications development, and network engineering. The 
IT Support Services Division provides desktop computer support; 
correspondence management system acquisition, maintenance and 
support; telecommunications equipment and services; and general 
office equipment. The Staff Offices Division includes Financial 
Management, Human Resources, Office of Education and Training, 
Process Management and Innovation and Cybersecurity.
    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
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                    Fiscal year      Committee
                                                     Positions     2017 request   recommendation    Difference
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Capitol Division................................             206     $17,371,000     $16,916,000       -$455,000
Operations Division.............................             295      20,746,000      19,030,000      -1,716,000
Technology Development Services Division........             130      16,162,000      15,199,000        -963,000
IT Support Services Division....................              94       7,069,000       7,239,000         170,000
Staff Offices Division..........................             121      11,152,000      12,516,000       1,364,000
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
      Total.....................................             846      72,500,000      70,900,000      -1,600,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    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, 2016....................................      $1,762,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................       1,804,000
Committee recommendation................................       1,762,000

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

                          AGENCY CONTRIBUTIONS

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $48,797,499
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      51,294,000
Committee recommendation................................      50,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $50,000,000 
for agency contributions for employees paid under certain 
appropriations, including ``Salaries, officers, and 
employees,'' ``Joint Economic Committee,'' ``Office of the 
Legislative Counsel of the Senate,'' and ``Office of Senate 
Legal Counsel.''
    Agency contributions include the Senate's contributions as 
an employer to the Civil Service Retirement System, the Federal 
Employees' Retirement System, the Thrift Savings Plan, Federal 
employee group life insurance, Federal employee health 
insurance programs, and FICA. The Senate is required by law to 
make these payments, and the total required is dependent upon 
the number of Senate employees, their compensation levels, the 
benefit programs in which they are enrolled, and the extent of 
the benefits elected.

            Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate

Appropriations, 2016....................................      $5,408,500
Budget estimate, 2017...................................       5,842,300
Committee recommendation................................       5,808,500

    For the Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate, 
the Committee recommends an appropriation of $5,808,500. This 
amount provides for the salaries and expenses of the office. 
The Committee recommendation provides the funding necessary for 
agency contributions for employees paid under this 
appropriation, under the heading, ``Agency Contributions'' 
under the appropriation, ``Salaries, officers, and employees.''

                     Office of Senate Legal Counsel

Appropriations, 2016....................................      $1,120,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................       1,144,000
Committee recommendation................................       1,120,000

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

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

Appropriations, 2016....................................         $28,440
Budget estimate, 2017...................................          28,440
Committee recommendation................................          28,440

    Section 119 of Public Law 97-51 authorized an expense 
allowance for the Secretary of the Senate, the Sergeant at Arms 
and Doorkeeper of the Senate, the Secretary for the Majority, 
and the Secretary for the Minority. Since fiscal year 1983, the 
amount has been provided through a direct appropriation. The 
Committee recommends an appropriation of $28,440 providing an 
allowance of $7,110 for each office.

                   Contingent Expenses of the Senate


                      INQUIRIES AND INVESTIGATIONS

Appropriations, 2016....................................    $133,265,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................     135,799,075
Committee recommendation................................     133,265,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $133,265,000 
for inquiries and investigations by Senate standing, special, 
and select committees of which $26,650,000 shall be available 
until September 30, 2019. The recommendation is equal to the 
fiscal year 2016 appropriation and $2,534,075 below the fiscal 
year 2017 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, 2016....................................        $508,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................         520,000
Committee recommendation................................         508,000

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

                        SECRETARY OF THE SENATE

Appropriations, 2016....................................      $8,750,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      10,250,000
Committee recommendation................................      10,250,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $10,250,000 
for expenses of the Office of the Secretary. The recommendation 
is $1,500,000 above the fiscal year 2016 appropriation and 
equal to the fiscal year 2017 request. Of the total provided, 
the Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,000,000 to 
remain available until expended for the Financial Management 
Information System Modernization and $4,350,000 to remain 
available until September 30, 2021, for the Senate Information 
Services program.
    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
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                      Fiscal year 2016      Committee
                Item                       enacted       recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Departmental operating budget:
    Executive office................          $500,000          $500,000
    Administrative services.........         8,101,600         9,601,600
    Legislative services............           148,400           148,400
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total operating budget........         8,750,000        10,250,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Typical expenditures of the Secretary of the Senate 
include:
    Consultants.--Funding is provided for not to exceed two 
individual consultants as authorized by section 110 of Public 
Law 95-94, August 5, 1977, which amends section 101 of Public 
Law 95-26, May 4, 1977. Consultants employed under this 
authority shall not be paid in excess of the per diem 
equivalent of the highest gross rate of annual compensation 
which may be paid to employees of a standing committee of the 
Senate.
    Legal Reference Volumes.--Funding is provided to furnish 
U.S. Senators with volumes of the U.S. Code Annotated or U.S. 
Code service, pocket parts and supplements, as authorized by 
Public Law 92-51, July 9, 1971.
    The Disbursing Office is responsible for providing the U.S. 
Code Annotated or the U.S. Code Service to Senators when they 
assume office and upon receipt of a written request of a 
Senator.
    Contractual Legal and Administrative Services and 
Miscellaneous Expenses.--Funding is provided for various 
contractual, administrative, and miscellaneous expenses 
incurred by the Office of the Secretary. In addition, the 
Office of the Secretary has incurred various types of legal and 
other expenses which have been authorized by the Senate. 
Funding is provided for contractual and other expenses 
necessary to update and publish the Senate's legislative 
precedents and procedure documentation. Administrative services 
and miscellaneous expenses are housekeeping expenses of the 
Office of the Secretary.
    Travel and Registration Fees.--Funding is provided for 
travel expenses and registration fees incurred by the Secretary 
of the Senate and the employees of the Office of the Secretary. 
This line item excludes funding for travel expenses for the 
Federal Election Campaign Act under the Office of Public 
Records, which is provided separately under the authority of 
Public Law 92-342.
    The authority for the travel portion of this account was 
provided for by section 101 of Public Law 94-59, July 25, 1975.
    Orientation and Training.--Funding is provided for expenses 
incurred by the Secretary of the Senate to conduct orientation 
seminars or similar meetings for Senators, Senate officials, or 
members of staffs of Senators or Senate officials, not to 
exceed $30,000 under the authority of 2 U.S.C. 6514.
    The Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the 
Senate is also authorized under these provisions to conduct 
seminars or similar meetings in the same manner and to the same 
extent as the Office of the Secretary of the Senate.
    Postage.--This account also provides funding for postage 
for the Office of the Secretary of the Senate for special 
delivery, registered mail, and additional postage not covered 
under the frank.
    Education of Senate Pages.--Funding is provided for the 
education of Senate pages. Senate Resolution 184, July 29, 
1983, authorized the Secretary of the Senate to enter into a 
contract, agreement, or other arrangement with the board of 
education of the District of Columbia, or to provide such 
educational services and items in such other manner as the 
Secretary may deem appropriate. Public Law 98-125, October 13, 
1983, amended Public Law 98-51, July 14, 1983, striking out the 
heading and paragraph ``Education of Pages'' under the heading 
``Joint Items'', and redesignated the funds provided in Public 
Law 98-51.
    Stationery.--Funding is provided for stationery supplies 
for the Office of the Secretary of the Senate. The funds 
provided have been allocated to the various departments of the 
Office of the Secretary.
    Senate Commission on Art.--Funding is provided for the 
Senate Commission on Art, authorized by Public Law 100-696, 
November 18, 1988, to acquire any work of art, historical 
object, documents or material relating to historical matters, 
or exhibits for placement or exhibition within the Senate wing 
of the Capitol, any Senate office building, or in rooms, 
spaces, or corridors thereof, and to publish a Senate 
historical objects inventory and calendar of exhibits on 
display within the Senate wing of the Capitol and Senate office 
buildings.
    The Senate Commission on Art was formerly the Commission on 
Arts and Antiquities, which was authorized by Senate Resolution 
382, October 1, 1968, as amended by Senate Resolution 95, April 
1, 1977, and Senate Resolution 400, March 23, 1988.
    Representation Expenses.--Funding is provided, not to 
exceed $50,000, to the Secretary of the Senate to coordinate 
and carry out responsibilities in connection with foreign 
parliamentary groups or other foreign officials visiting the 
United States. Authorized by section 2 of Public Law 101-163, 
November 21, 1989.
    Office of Conservation and Preservation.--Funding is 
provided for the Office of Conservation and Preservation to 
develop and coordinate programs directly related to the 
conservation and protection of Senate records and materials for 
which the Secretary of the Senate has statutory authority.
    Book Preservation.--Funding is provided for the Office of 
Conservation and Preservation to use outside sources for the 
preservation and protection of the Senate book collection, 
including historically valuable documents under the care of the 
Secretary of the Senate.
    Office of Public Records.--Funding is provided for expenses 
of the Office of Public Records. This office has evolved 
through various pieces of legislation and various 
responsibilities authorized by the Federal Election Campaign 
Act, as amended, the Ethics in Government Act, as amended, and 
the Lobbying Disclosure Act, as amended. Public Law 92-342, 
July 10, 1972, authorizes the Secretary of the Senate to 
procure technical support services, consultants, use of 
detailed employees and travel expenses in carrying out her 
duties under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971. The 
Office of Public Records is mentioned for the first time in 
Public Law 93-145, November 1, 1973, which authorizes the 
Secretary of the Senate to appoint and fix the compensation of 
a superintendent and other positions for the Office of Public 
Records. In addition, under the authority of Public Law 95-521, 
October 26, 1978 (Ethics in Government Act) reports filed under 
section 101 shall be available for public inspection and a copy 
of the report shall be provided to any person upon request. Any 
person requesting a copy of a report may be required to pay a 
reasonable fee to cover the cost of reproduction. Any moneys 
received by the Secretary shall be deposited into the Office of 
Public Records Revolving Fund under the authority of Public Law 
101-163, November 21, 1989. The office also performs functions 
such as registration of mass mailings.
    Disbursing Office.--Funding is provided for expenses 
incurred in the operation of the disbursing office. Typical 
expenses for this office include online access charges for the 
Department of the Treasury systems, notary bonds, seals and 
supplies, necessary supplies in conjunction with the various 
machinery maintained in the office, which are not available in 
the stationery room, and necessary insurance policies required 
for the protection of the disbursing officer of the Senate for 
moneys assigned to his/her 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 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, 2016....................................    $130,000,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................     128,535,000
Committee recommendation................................     126,535,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $126,535,000 
for expenses of the Sergeant at Arms, to remain available until 
September 30, 2021, which is $3,465,000 below the fiscal year 
2016 appropriation and $2,000,000 below the fiscal year 2017 
request.
    The following table compares the fiscal year 2017 Committee 
recommendation for the component categories within this account 
to the fiscal year 2017 budget request.

                             EXPENSES--OFFICE OF THE SERGEANT AT ARMS AND DOORKEEPER
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                                                                    Fiscal year      Committee
                                                                   2017 request   recommendation    Difference
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Capitol Division................................................     $10,569,000     $10,569,000  ..............
Operations Division.............................................      24,599,000      21,599,000      -3,000,000
Technology Development Services Division........................      41,009,000      29,212,000     -11,797,000
IT Support Services Division....................................      49,390,000      48,390,000      -1,000,000
Staff Offices Division..........................................       2,968,000      16,765,000      13,797,000
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Total.....................................................     128,535,000     126,535,000      -2,000,000
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    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, 2016....................................     $21,390,270
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      20,870,349
Committee recommendation................................      20,870,349

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $20,870,349 
for miscellaneous items to remain available until September 30, 
2019. 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 2017 BUDGET--MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS APPORTIONMENT SCHEDULE
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                                                            Fiscal year 2017      Committee
                           Item                                  request       recommendation      Difference
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Resolution and reorganization reserve.....................        $5,000,000        $5,000,000  ................
Unallocated...............................................         6,000,000         6,000,000  ................
Reserve for contingencies (miscellaneous items)...........           800,000           800,000  ................
Employees' compensation fund reimbursement (worker's        ................  ................  ................
 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, P2000).......................................
Foreign travel--Members and employees (S. Res. 179, dated            125,000           125,000  ................
 May 25, 1977)............................................
Federal employees compensation account (Public Law 96-499,         1,230,000         1,230,000  ................
 dated December 5, 1980) (Unemployment Compensation)......
Conferences for the Majority and Minority (Public Laws: 97-          300,000           300,000  ................
 51, dated January 3, 1983; 101-250, dated November 5,
 1990; and 107-68, dated November 12, 2001)...............
Policy Committees for the Majority and Minority (Public              150,000           150,000  ................
 Law 104-53, dated November 19, 1995).....................
Postage\1\................................................             6,000             6,000  ................
Stationery\2\.............................................            16,500            16,500  ................
Communications\3\.........................................            72,000            72,000  ................
Consultants--including agency contributions (2 U.S.C. 6501         5,000,000         5,000,000  ................
 as amended)..............................................
National Security Working Group (S. Res. 480, November 21,           700,000           700,000  ................
 2004) (expires December 31, 2012)........................
Committee on Appropriations (Public Law 105-275, dated               950,000           950,000  ................
 October 21, 1998)........................................
Office of the Chaplain (Public Law 108-199, dated January             50,000            50,000  ................
 23, 2004)................................................
Senate Child Care Center:
    Agency Contribution costs authorized by Public Laws              420,000           420,000  ................
     102-90, dated August 14, 1991 and 103-50, dated July
     2, 1993..............................................
    Training classes, conferences, and travel expenses as             20,849            20,849  ................
     authorized by Public Law 104-197, dated September 16,
     1996.................................................
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
        Total.............................................        20,870,349        20,870,349  ................
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\1\Postage Apportionment (Fiscal year 2017):
      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 2017):
      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 2017):
      Office of the Vice President.........................      $1,000
      Secretary for the Majority...........................      10,000
      Secretary for the Minority...........................      10,000
      Office of the Chaplain...............................       1,000
      Majority Leader......................................      15,000
      Minority Leader......................................      15,000
      Majority Whip........................................      10,000
      Minority Whip........................................      10,000
                                                       ---------------

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

    Veterans Hiring.--The Committee encourages Members of 
Congress and their offices to look favorably on congressional 
job applicants with previous United States military service. 
Through their service, many veterans gain valuable leadership 
skills, perseverance, and perspective that can enhance the 
legislative process. The Committee encourages Members to 
incorporate these veterans' unique skills by increasing the 
number of veterans hired in their congressional offices. The 
Committee also encourages Congress to evaluate the potential 
for a congressional veterans fellowship program.
    Resolution and Reorganization Reserve.--This line item is 
used to cover the costs of Senate resolutions and public laws 
that authorize expenditures from the contingent fund of the 
Senate that do not have specific appropriations for such 
purpose.
    Reserve for Contingencies.--This line item includes payment 
for gratuities for family members of deceased Senate employees; 
damage to automobiles in the Senate parking lots; contractual, 
legal, and administrative services; and miscellaneous expenses, 
and is controlled by the Committee on Rules and Administration.
    Employees' Compensation Fund Reimbursements (Worker's 
Compensation).--Reimbursements made to the U.S. Department of 
Labor for total benefits and other payments made on behalf of 
Senate employees from the employees' compensation fund. A 
provision has been included under general provisions allowing 
this payment to be made from expired balances, a practice that 
is consistent with the other agencies of the legislative 
branch.
    Reception of Foreign Dignitaries.--The Committee on Foreign 
Relations is authorized to expend not to exceed $30,000 each 
fiscal year to receive foreign dignitaries under the authority 
of Senate Resolution 247, agreed to February 7, 1962, as 
amended.
    Foreign Travel: Members and Employees.--Senate Resolution 
179, agreed to May 25, 1977, authorized payment from the 
contingent fund of the Senate, of the domestic portion of 
transportation costs and travel expenses incurred by Members 
and employees of the Senate when engaged in authorized foreign 
travel.
    Federal Employees' Compensation Account (Unemployment 
Compensation).--This line item provides for expenses incurred 
for the Senate to reimburse the Federal employees' compensation 
account, pursuant to Public Law 96-499, approved December 5, 
1980, for unemployment compensation payments made to Senate 
employees.
    Conferences for the Majority and Minority.--The amount 
recommended provides for the expenses of the majority and 
minority conference committees.
    Policy Committees for the Majority and Minority.--The 
amount recommended provides for the expenses of the majority 
and minority policy committees.
    Postage.--Provides for postage allowances for the President 
of the Senate, Secretary of the Majority, Secretary of the 
Minority, and Senate Chaplain.
    Stationery.--Provides funds for stationery and office 
supplies for the President of the Senate, conference committees 
of the Senate, Office of the Chaplain, and the Senate Chamber.
    Communications.--Provides funds for cellular telephone and 
mobile data devices and services for the Office of the Vice 
President, Secretary for the Majority, Secretary for the 
Minority, Office of the Chaplain, Majority Leader, Minority 
Leader, Majority Whip, and Minority Whip.
    Consultants: Including Agency Contributions.--Provides 
authority for the appointment and payment of consultants to the 
majority and minority leaders, President pro tempore, President 
pro tempore emeritus 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.
    President Pro Tempore Emeritus: One consultant at not to 
exceed the daily rate for maximum standing committee rate. The 
consultant 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 2017 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, 2016....................................    $390,000,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................     445,933,464
Committee recommendation................................     390,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation for fiscal year 
2017 of $390,000,000 for the Senators' Official Personnel and 
Office Expense Account [SOPOEA]. The recommendation is equal to 
the fiscal year 2016 appropriation and $55,933,464 below the 
fiscal year 2017 request. Of the funding provided, $19,109,218 
is available until September 30, 2019.
    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 2017 totals 
$263,948,360.
    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 $18,921,218. 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 2017
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                                                  Administrative
                                                   and clerical     Legislative      O.O.E.A.          Total
                      State                         assistance      assistance    allowance  10/  allowance  10/
                                                  allowance  10/  allowance  10/      1/2016          1/2016
                                                      1/2016          1/2016
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Alabama.........................................       2,444,470         477,874         171,558       3,093,902
Alaska..........................................       2,444,470         477,874         237,323       3,159,667
Arizona.........................................       2,588,248         477,874         196,420       3,262,542
Arkansas........................................       2,444,470         477,874         158,433       3,080,777
California......................................       3,884,968         477,874         452,361       4,815,203
Colorado........................................       2,516,355         477,874         180,919       3,175,148
Connecticut.....................................       2,444,470         477,874         151,120       3,073,464
Delaware........................................       2,444,470         477,874         121,110       3,043,454
Florida.........................................       3,517,018         477,874         301,465       4,296,357
Georgia.........................................       2,875,809         477,874         205,750       3,559,433
Hawaii..........................................       2,444,470         477,874         264,130       3,186,474
Idaho...........................................       2,444,470         477,874         156,276       3,078,620
Illinois........................................       3,019,587         477,874         247,137       3,744,598
Indiana.........................................       2,588,248         477,874         181,501       3,247,623
Iowa............................................       2,444,470         477,874         159,293       3,081,637
Kansas..........................................       2,444,470         477,874         157,514       3,079,858
Kentucky........................................       2,444,470         477,874         165,452       3,087,796
Louisiana.......................................       2,444,470         477,874         174,612       3,096,956
Maine...........................................       2,444,470         477,874         139,115       3,061,459
Maryland........................................       2,588,248         477,874         162,852       3,228,974
Massachusetts...................................       2,588,248         477,874         184,593       3,250,715
Michigan........................................       2,875,809         477,874         215,930       3,569,613
Minnesota.......................................       2,516,355         477,874         176,923       3,171,152
Mississippi.....................................       2,444,470         477,874         157,638       3,079,982
Missouri........................................       2,588,248         477,874         184,038       3,250,160
Montana.........................................       2,444,470         477,874         152,798       3,075,142
Nebraska........................................       2,444,470         477,874         151,086       3,073,430
Nevada..........................................       2,444,470         477,874         167,403       3,089,747
New Hampshire...................................       2,444,470         477,874         134,838       3,057,182
New Jersey......................................       2,732,027         477,874         191,723       3,401,624
New Mexico......................................       2,444,470         477,874         157,403       3,079,747
New York........................................       3,471,020         477,874         301,513       4,250,407
North Carolina..................................       2,875,809         477,874         206,086       3,559,769
North Dakota....................................       2,444,470         477,874         141,809       3,064,153
Ohio............................................       2,947,701         477,874         234,255       3,659,830
Oklahoma........................................       2,444,470         477,874         169,101       3,091,445
Oregon..........................................       2,444,470         477,874         180,488       3,102,832
Pennsylvania....................................       3,019,587         477,874         241,428       3,738,889
Rhode Island....................................       2,444,470         477,874         130,727       3,053,071
South Carolina..................................       2,444,470         477,874         165,810       3,088,154
South Dakota....................................       2,444,470         477,874         142,828       3,065,172
Tennessee.......................................       2,588,248         477,874         184,178       3,250,300
Texas...........................................       3,838,970         477,874         358,530       4,675,374
Utah............................................       2,444,470         477,874         162,889       3,085,233
Vermont.........................................       2,444,470         477,874         128,459       3,050,803
Virginia........................................       2,732,027         477,874         185,635       3,395,536
Washington......................................       2,660,135         477,874         206,422       3,344,431
West Virginia...................................       2,444,470         477,874         137,586       3,059,930
Wisconsin.......................................       2,516,355         477,874         179,741       3,173,970
Wyoming.........................................       2,444,470         477,874         144,410       3,066,754
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
      TOTAL.....................................     131,974,180      23,893,700       9,460,609     165,328,489
                                                 ===============================================================
                                                              x2              x2              x2              x2
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
GRAND TOTAL.....................................     263,948,360      47,787,400      18,921,218     330,656,978
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    According to the most recent employment data compiled by 
the Secretary of the Senate, as of March 31, 2016, there were 
4,093 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 2017 
funding level for this account anticipates $108,665,000 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.

                          OFFICIAL MAIL COSTS

Appropriations, 2016....................................        $300,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................         300,000
Committee recommendation................................         300,000

    For the official mail costs of the Senate, the Committee 
recommends an appropriation of $300,000 which is equal to the 
fiscal year 2016 appropriation and the fiscal year 2017 
request.

                       Administrative Provisions

    Sec. 1. This provision requires that amounts remaining in 
the Senators' Official Personnel and Office Expense Account be 
used for deficit reduction or to reduce the Federal debt.
    Sec. 2. This provision allows the Secretary of the Senate 
to transfer funds from the Senate Commission on Art to the 
Architect of the Capitol.
    Sec. 3. This provision relates to the cost of living 
adjustments for Members of Congress.

                              JOINT ITEMS


                        Joint Economic Committee

Appropriations, 2016....................................      $4,203,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................       4,203,000
Committee recommendation................................       4,203,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,203,000 for 
the Joint Economic Committee [JEC]. The recommendation is equal 
to the fiscal year 2016 appropriation and the fiscal year 2017 
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, 2016....................................     $10,095,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      11,540,000
Committee recommendation................................      10,095,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $10,095,000 
for salaries and expenses of the Joint Committee on Taxation. 
The recommendation is equal to the fiscal year 2016 
appropriation and $1,445,000 below the fiscal year 2017 
request.
    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, 2016....................................      $3,784,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................       3,838,000
Committee recommendation................................       3,784,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,784,000 for 
the Office of the Attending Physician. The recommendation is 
equal to the fiscal year 2016 appropriation and $54,000 below 
the fiscal year 2017 request. The Office was first established 
by House Resolution 253, adopted December 5, 1928.

             Office of Congressional Accessibility Services

Appropriations, 2016....................................      $1,400,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................       1,429,000
Committee recommendation................................       1,400,000

    The Committee recommends $1,400,000 for the Office of 
Congressional Accessibility Services. This office is a 
successor to the Special Services Office following enactment of 
the Capitol Visitor Center Act of 2008.
    The Office of Congressional Accessibility Services [OCAS] 
provides and coordinates accessibility services for individuals 
with disabilities, including Members of Congress, staff, and 
visitors to the U.S. Capitol complex. These services include 
sign language interpreting, adaptive tours, and wheelchair 
loans. OCAS also provides information regarding accessibility 
for individuals with disabilities, as well as related training 
and staff development to Members of Congress and employees of 
the Senate and House of Representatives.

                             CAPITOL POLICE

Appropriations, 2016....................................    $375,000,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................     409,588,000
Committee recommendation................................     387,000,000

    The United States Capitol Police [USCP] is charged with the 
protection of the United States Congress, its legislative 
processes, Members, employees, visitors and facilities within 
the U.S. Capitol complex from crime, disruption or terrorism, 
so that the Congress may fulfill its constitutional 
responsibilities in a safe and open environment.
    The Committee recommends $387,000,000 for the USCP. The 
recommendation is $12,000,000 above the fiscal year 2016 
appropriation and $22,588,000 below the fiscal year 2017 
request.
    Evolving Threats and Inauguration Preparation.--The core 
mission and highest priority of the Capitol Police is to ensure 
the safety and security of Americans and our visitors within 
the Capitol Complex. In addition to ensuring the physical 
safety of those under the protection of the Capitol Police, a 
high level of security ensures continued open citizen 
participation and transparency of our democratic process. The 
Committee directs the Capitol Police to work with its partners 
to ensure robust preparation for major events, such as the 2017 
inauguration, in light of significant evolving and emerging 
global threats and capabilities, including potential threats 
posed by unmanned aircraft.
    The Committee directs the Capitol Police to continue to 
prepare to combat evolving and emerging threats, including to 
implement emerging technology and operational capabilities that 
will decrease our potential vulnerability to threats in the 
future. The Committee also directs the Capitol Police to keep 
the Committee immediately and fully apprised of resource and 
operational needs as emerging threats to the Capitol evolve, to 
robustly engage with leaders in Federal and commercial research 
and development on technology to counter potential emerging 
threats, and to ensure the highest level of security for major 
events, such as the 2017 inauguration, foreign heads-of-state 
visits, and the President's State of the Union address.
    Findings of the Office of Inspector General.--The Committee 
values the work of the USCP Office of Inspector General [OIG] 
to investigate and report on waste, fraud, and abuse and make 
recommendations to improve USCP operations. The Committee 
recognizes that the OIG has made 310 recommendations to the 
Department since the inception of its office in August 2006 and 
commends the OIG for its diligence in identifying these areas 
for improvement. The Committee understands that USCP has agreed 
to implement all recommendations and to date has fully 
implemented, or completed, 255 of those recommendations. The 
Department and the OIG have agreed to resolve the remaining 55 
recommendations and are to be commended for these efforts. It 
is important to note that USCP has never resisted or objected 
to oversight activities, restricted or delayed access to 
information requested by the OIG, or made any attempts to 
interfere with the independence of the OIG. The Committee also 
commends USCP for earning an unmodified audit opinion on its 
financial statements for fiscal year 2015. An unmodified 
opinion is the highest rating that may be received from an 
auditor and USCP has received this rating for 5 consecutive 
years. The Committee will continue to monitor the resolution 
and completion of all recommendations in its regularly 
scheduled monthly and biweekly meetings with the Inspector 
General and the Department respectively.

                                Salaries

Appropriations, 2016....................................    $309,000,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................     333,128,000
Committee recommendation................................     320,000,000

    The amount provided covers salaries, benefits, and overtime 
costs. USCP personnel are also eligible for hazardous duty pay 
and comparability pay similar to locality pay adjustments 
granted other Federal law enforcement personnel in the 
Washington, DC, area.
    The Committee recommends $320,000,000 for USCP salaries, 
which is $11,000,000 above the fiscal year 2016 appropriation 
and $13,128,000 below the fiscal year 2017 request. The total 
staffing level is expected to be approximately 1,799 sworn and 
370 civilian staff under the Committee recommendation.
    USCP Office of Inspector General.--The Committee includes 
funds to support not less than six FTEs within the USCP Office 
of Inspector General. The Committee notes that additional 
oversight of the USCP is conducted by the Government 
Accountability Office to supplement the work of the USCP Office 
of Inspector General, as needed.
    Overtime.--The Committee recommends no more than 
$35,305,000 for overtime in fiscal year 2017. This provides for 
approximately 564,646 hours of additional duty.
    The Committee notes that overtime pay is a standard 
practice law enforcement entities utilize to respond to 
unscheduled and unanticipated events. However, the Committee 
finds that keeping overtime pay at a minimum should continue to 
be a goal of the USCP. The Committee appreciates the efforts of 
the USCP to better track and manage overtime pay in order to 
keep overtime costs to a minimum. The Committee directs the 
USCP to continue to keep the Committee apprised of these 
efforts.
    The Committee directs the USCP to provide for overtime in 
accordance with the budget request, as provided for in the 
following table.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                             Funding       Hours (est.)
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Scheduled, (including training)........     $31,171,000          500,946
Unscheduled............................       1,879,000           30,000
LOC--non-reimbursable events...........         232,000            3,700
Inauguration...........................       2,023,000           30,000
                                        --------------------------------
      Total............................      35,305,000          564,646
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The recommendation does not include funds for USCP overtime 
for requirements associated with the restoration of the U.S. 
Capitol Dome, the Cannon House Renewal Project, or any other 
major construction projects undertaken by the Architect of the 
Capitol [AOC] as those funds are provided to the AOC as part of 
the overall project costs for those major projects and are paid 
to the USCP on a reimbursable basis. The Committee expects the 
USCP to operate within the designated funding level for 
requirements associated with each project. The Committee 
directs the USCP to provide for any additional requirement 
costs beyond that allocation.

                            General Expenses

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $66,000,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      76,460,000
Committee recommendation................................      67,000,000

    Expenses include office supplies and equipment, 
communications, motor vehicles, uniforms and equipment, 
investigations, training, and miscellaneous items.
    The Committee recommends $67,000,000 for general expenses, 
which is $1,000,000 above the fiscal year 2016 appropriation 
and $9,460,000 below the fiscal year 2017 request.

                        Administrative Provision

    Sec. 1001. This provision allows the Capitol Police to 
accept and dispose of surplus property.

                          OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE


                         Salaries and Expenses

Appropriations, 2016....................................      $3,959,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................       4,315,151
Committee recommendation................................       3,959,000

    The Office of Compliance [OOC] is an independent 
nonpartisan agency established to administer and enforce the 
Congressional Accountability Act [CAA]. The OOC administers the 
dispute resolution system established to resolve disagreements 
that arise under the CAA; carries out an education and training 
program for the regulated community on the rights and 
responsibilities of the CAA; and advises Congress on needed 
changes and amendments to the CAA. The OOC General Counsel has 
independent investigatory and enforcement authority for certain 
violations of the CAA.
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,959,000 for 
the salaries and expenses of the OOC, which is equal to the 
fiscal year 2016 enacted level and $356,151 below the fiscal 
year 2017 request.

                      CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE


                         Salaries and Expenses

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $46,500,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      47,637,000
Committee recommendation................................      46,500,000

    The Congressional Budget Office [CBO] is responsible for 
providing to the Congress objective, nonpartisan, and timely 
analyses to aid in economic and budgetary decisions on the wide 
array of programs covered by the Federal budget, and the 
information and estimates required for the congressional budget 
process.
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $46,500,000 
for the CBO. The recommendation is equal to the fiscal year 
2016 appropriation and $1,137,000 below the fiscal year 2017 
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 has recommended a funding level of 
$419,255,000 for activities of the Architect of the Capitol, 
excluding the House Office Buildings account. The 
recommendation is $8,687,000 below the fiscal year 2016 
appropriation and $75,518,000 below the fiscal year 2017 
request.
    The following table compares the Committee recommendation 
for the AOC accounts to the fiscal year 2017 request, excluding 
the House Office Buildings account.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Fiscal year 2017      Committee
                           Item                                  request       recommendation      Difference
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Capital Construction and Operations.......................      $103,650,000       $92,957,000      -$10,693,000
Capitol Building..........................................        44,010,000        33,082,000       -10,928,000
Capitol Grounds...........................................        13,083,000        11,712,000        -1,371,000
Senate Office Buildings...................................        88,406,000        88,406,000  ................
Capitol Power Plant.......................................       105,765,000        86,646,000       -19,119,000
Library Buildings and Grounds.............................        65,959,000        42,179,000       -23,780,000
Capitol Police Buildings, Grounds, and Security...........        37,513,000        29,649,000        -7,864,000
Botanic Garden............................................        15,081,000        14,067,000        -1,014,000
Capitol Visitor Center....................................        21,306,000        20,557,000          -749,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Total...............................................       494,773,000       419,255,000       -75,518,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Outdoor Recycling.--The Committee commends the efforts of 
the Architect of the Capitol and the United States Capitol 
Police [USCP] for implementing outdoor recycling programs on 
the Capitol grounds while maintaining security of the complex. 
The Committee encourages the Architect of the Capitol and the 
USCP to continue to collaborate and work together to expand 
these efforts where appropriate in high-traffic areas across 
the Capitol complex.
    Financial Management.--The Committee commends the AOC for 
earning an unmodified audit opinion, without any material 
weaknesses, on its financial statements for fiscal year 2015. 
An unmodified opinion is the highest rating that may be 
received from an external auditor, and the AOC has earned this 
rating for 12 consecutive years. The AOC also successfully 
eliminated material weaknesses that were identified in the 
AOC's financial controls in prior years. This positive 
independent assessment of the agency's financial stewardship of 
taxpayer resources demonstrates the agency's strong financial 
foundation as it embarks on major restoration and renovation 
projects.
    Working Capital Fund.--The Architect of the Capitol [AOC] 
requested legislation to create a working capital fund [WCF] to 
manage the salaries, benefits, employee leave, and safety 
training aspects of AOC's funding for its construction 
division. The Committee understands that WCF's are commonplace 
throughout the Federal Government and that they have been 
established for various reasons based on the specific needs of 
a given agency. However, the Committee has concerns about the 
reasons why the AOC would like to establish a WCF. Therefore, 
the Committee directs the Government Accountability Office to 
provide the Committee with alternative options for AOC's 
management of the construction division that are less 
cumbersome than the establishment of a no-year working capital 
fund.
    Senate Restaurants.--The Committee is deeply troubled by 
findings by the Architect of the Capitol [AOC] that the food 
service provider for the Senate underpaid many of its employees 
by misclassifying their work duties. The Committee understands 
that the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, which 
has oversight over the food service contract managed by the 
AOC, also has significant concerns. The Committee is concerned 
about the possibility of continued problems with contract 
compliance, especially related to treatment of employees. The 
Committee directs the AOC to closely monitor contract 
compliance, including routinely reviewing wage classifications. 
The Committee also directs AOC to immediately report any 
inconsistencies to the Committee on Appropriations and the 
Committee on Rules and Administration and to consider all 
recourses in ensuring compliance and accountability with the 
contract.
    Reform of Contract Oversight.--The AOC currently has 
authority to seek recourses for contract compliance failures, 
and has exercised that authority in certain situations. 
However, the Government Accountability Office recently reported 
(GAO-16-348) that ``While the AOC has tools for addressing poor 
performance on specific contracts, it does not have a 
suspension and debarment process in place that could bar 
irresponsible contractors from working for the AOC or provide 
notice to other government agencies. Past GAO work has shown 
that having suspension and debarment procedures is critical to 
ensuring that the government only does business with 
responsible contractors.''
    Such procedures are standard throughout the Federal 
government, and the Committee finds that the AOC should 
immediately update its contracting procedures to reflect such 
standard practices. To ensure accountability for the 
performance of contracts administered by the AOC, the Committee 
has included a provision requiring the AOC to establish 
suspension and debarment procedures, to provide notice to other 
Federal agencies via the existing government-wide excluded 
parties system, and to consult that system before awarding 
future contracts.
    Office of Inspector General.--The Architect of the Capitol 
Inspector General Act of 2007 [AOC IG Act] requires the 
Inspector General to keep the Architect and the Congress fully 
and currently informed about problems and deficiencies relating 
to the administration of programs and operations of the 
Architect of the Capitol and to maintain an independent and 
objective office to conduct and supervise audits and 
investigations. The Committee notes that, other than the 
Semiannual Report to Congress, the Office of Inspector General 
[OIG] has not routinely provided written reports to Congress. 
In accordance with the AOC IG Act, the Committee directs the 
OIG to conduct timely and regular audits and investigations of 
the AOC; provide written audit, investigative and other reports 
to the Committee, complete with recommendations for improvement 
to the agency; track the outcomes of those recommendations; and 
report to the Committee with a written record on the resolution 
and closure of all recommendations. The Committee also directs 
the OIG to adhere to Generally Accepted Government Auditing 
Standards, which provide a framework for conducting high 
quality audits with competence, integrity, objectivity, and 
independence. The Committee expects the OIG to operate with the 
full level of independence required by the AOC IG Act. 
Furthermore, the OIG shall comply with requests from Congress 
for specific audits and investigations.

                  Capital Construction and Operations

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $91,589,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................     103,650,000
Committee recommendation................................      92,957,000

    The Capital Construction and Operations 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 $92,957,000 
for capital construction and operations. The recommendation is 
$1,368,000 above the fiscal year 2016 appropriation and 
$10,693,000 below the fiscal year 2017 request. Of the amount 
recommended, $1,368,000 shall remain available until September 
30, 2021.
    The following table displays the budget detail.

                   CAPITAL CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATIONS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
    Fiscal Year 2017 Operating Budget
 
Payroll.................................     $59,545,000     $56,189,000
Administrative..........................       7,208,000       6,161,000
Architectural and Engineering...........       2,576,000       2,078,000
Construction Services...................  ..............  ..............
Curator Services........................         220,000         215,000
Electronic Systems......................  ..............  ..............
Facilities Maintenance..................       1,918,000       1,875,000
Information Resource Management.........      21,313,000      19,580,000
Inspector General.......................         978,000         958,000
Jurisdiction Centralized Activities.....       2,187,000       2,144,000
Safety Engineering Operations and              2,437,000       2,389,000
 Maintenance............................
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      98,382,000      91,589,000
                                         -------------------------------
 
     Fiscal Year 2017 Project Budget
 
Ford House Office Building Data Center         3,900,000  ..............
 Relocation.............................
New Legislative Call System.............       1,368,000       1,368,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........       5,268,000       1,368,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Capital Construction and        103,650,000      92,957,000
       Operations.......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                            Capitol Building

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $46,737,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      44,010,000
Committee recommendation................................      33,082,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $33,082,000 
for necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and operation 
of the Capitol, which is $13,655,000 below the fiscal year 2016 
appropriation and $10,928,000 below the fiscal year 2017 
request. Of the amount recommended, $9,082,000 shall remain 
available until September 30, 2021.
    Miscellaneous Improvements Notifications.--The Committee 
appreciates the AOC's efforts to document and notify the 
Committee of ``Miscellaneous Improvements'' projects, which are 
completed projects that costs less than $5,000 for labor and 
materials. The Committee directs the AOC to provide quarterly 
reports on Miscellaneous Improvements projects, including a 
description and cost of each project and the status of total 
funding set aside for this purpose.
    The following table displays the budget detail.

                            CAPITOL BUILDING
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
    Fiscal Year 2017 Operating Budget
 
Payroll.................................     $21,740,000     $20,525,000
Facilities Maintenance..................       3,053,000       2,911,000
Furniture Repair........................          51,000          50,000
Jurisdiction Centralized Activities.....         615,000         514,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      25,459,000      24,000,000
                                         ===============================
 
     Fiscal Year 2017 Project Budget
 
Exterior Stone & Metal Preservation,           5,582,000       5,582,000
 West Facade, Phase III.................
Senate Reception Room Restoration &            4,025,000  ..............
 Conservation...........................
Domestic Water, Storm, Sanitary & Vent         3,435,000  ..............
 Piping Replacement.....................
Brumidi Corridors Restoration &                1,410,000  ..............
 Conservation Plan......................
Conservation of Fine and Architectural           599,000  ..............
 Art....................................
Minor Construction......................       3,500,000       3,500,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........      18,551,000       9,082,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Capitol Building...........      44,010,000      33,082,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                            Capitol Grounds

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $11,880,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      13,083,000
Committee recommendation................................      11,712,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $11,712,000 
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 
$168,000 below the fiscal year 2016 appropriation and 
$1,371,000 below the fiscal year 2017 request. Of the amount 
recommended, $2,000,000 shall remain available until September 
30, 2021.
    The following table displays the budget detail:

                             CAPITOL GROUNDS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
    Fiscal Year 2017 Operating Budget
 
Payroll.................................      $7,012,000      $6,767,000
Grounds Maintenance.....................       2,745,000       2,745,000
Jurisdiction Centralized Activities.....         380,000         200,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      10,137,000       9,712,000
                                         ===============================
 
     Fiscal Year 2017 Project Budget
 
Capitol Square Infrastructure Repair....         946,000  ..............
Minor Construction......................       2,000,000       2,000,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........       2,946,000       2,000,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Capitol Grounds............      13,083,000      11,712,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                        Senate Office Buildings

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $84,221,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      88,406,000
Committee recommendation................................      88,406,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $88,406,000 
for maintenance of the Senate office buildings. The 
recommendation is $4,185,000 above the fiscal year 2016 
appropriation and equal to the fiscal year 2017 request. Of the 
amount recommended, $27,944,000 shall remain available until 
September 30, 2021.
    The following table displays the budget detail:

                         SENATE OFFICE BUILDINGS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Fiscal Year 2017 Operating Budget
 
Payroll.................................     $43,802,000     $43,802,000
Facilities Maintenance..................       6,222,000       6,222,000
Furniture Repair........................       1,559,000       1,559,000
Jurisdiction Centralized Activities.....       8,879,000       8,879,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      60,462,000      60,462,000
                                         ===============================
 
     Fiscal Year 2017 Project Budget
 
Exterior Envelope Repair & Restoration,       14,439,000      14,439,000
 Phases IV & V, RSOB....................
Senate Underground Garage Renovations &        8,505,000       8,505,000
 Landscape Restoration, Phase IB........
Minor Construction......................       5,000,000       5,000,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........      27,944,000      27,944,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Senate Office Buildings....      88,406,000      88,406,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                          Capitol Power Plant

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $94,722,499
Budget estimate, 2017...................................     105,765,000
Committee recommendation................................      86,646,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $86,646,000 
for the operations of the Capitol Power Plant. This is 
supplemented by $9,000,000 in reimbursements, for a total of 
$95,646,000. The recommendation is $8,076,499 below the fiscal 
year 2016 appropriation and $19,119,000 below the fiscal year 
2017 request. Of the amount provided, $9,505,000 shall remain 
available until September 30, 2021.
    The Power Plant provides heat, light, power, and air-
conditioning for the Capitol, Senate and House office 
buildings, and the Library of Congress buildings; heat, light, 
and power for the Botanic Garden and the Senate and House 
Garages; light for the Capitol Grounds' street, park, and 
floodlighting system; steam heat for the Government Publishing 
Office 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 2017 ESTIMATED UTILITY COSTS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               Cost
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Purchase of electrical energy...........................     $31,000,000
Purchase of natural gas.................................      12,500,000
Purchase of steam.......................................         750,000
Purchase of chilled water...............................         717,000
Purchase of oil.........................................       1,477,000
Purchase of solid fuel..................................         500,000
Water and Sewer payments................................       7,500,000
Utilities for Postal Square.............................         725,000
Energy Saving Performance Contracts.....................       9,270,000
                                                         ---------------
Energy Reduction Services Contract......................         607,000
      Total.............................................      65,046,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    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 2017 Operating Budget
 
Payroll...............................     $10,823,000       $9,761,000
Jurisdiction Centralized Activities...         247,000          242,000
Plant Operations & Maintenance........      11,129,000       10,915,000
Safety Engineering Operations and              181,000          177,000
 Maintenance..........................
Utilities.............................      56,046,000       56,046,000
                                       ---------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget......      78,426,000       77,141,000
                                       =================================
 
    Fiscal Year 2017 Project Budget
 
WRP Chiller System Replacement, RPR,        17,834,000   ...............
 Phase IIIA, CPP......................
Roof Replacement, PPBP & PPGP.........       3,805,000        3,805,000
Cogeneration Management Program.......       1,700,000        1,700,000
Minor Construction....................       4,000,000        4,000,000
                                       ---------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget........      27,339,000        9,505,000
                                       =================================
      Total, Capitol Power Plant......     105,765,000       86,646,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                     Library Buildings and Grounds

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $40,689,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      65,959,000
Committee recommendation................................      42,179,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $42,179,000 
for the care and maintenance of the Library buildings and 
grounds by the Architect of the Capitol, of which $17,236,000 
shall remain available until September 30, 2021. The 
recommendation is $1,490,000 above the fiscal year 2016 
appropriation and $23,780,000 below the fiscal year 2017 
request.
    The following table displays the budget detail:

                      LIBRARY BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
    Fiscal Year 2017 Operating Budget
 
Payroll.................................     $17,176,000     $16,545,000
Facilities Maintenance..................       9,194,000       8,163,000
Jurisdiction Centralized Activities.....         349,000         235,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      26,719,000      24,943,000
                                         ===============================
 
     Fiscal Year 2017 Project Budget
 
North Exit Stair B, Phase II, TJB.......      16,603,000  ..............
East and West Pavilion Roof Replacement,       2,222,000       2,222,000
 TJB....................................
Elevator Modernization, JMMB MC1-MC4;          4,292,000       4,292,000
 JAB 13-14..............................
Emergency Generator Replacement, TJB....       4,901,000  ..............
Garage Structural Repairs & Entry              8,722,000       8,722,000
 Improvements, JAB......................
Minor Construction......................       2,500,000       2,000,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........      39,240,000      17,236,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Library Buildings & Grounds      65,959,000      42,179,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

            Capitol Police Buildings, Grounds, and Security

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $25,434,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      37,513,000
Committee recommendation................................      29,649,000

    The Committee recommends $29,649,000 for Capitol Police 
Buildings, Grounds, and Security, which is $4,215,000 above the 
fiscal year 2016 appropriation and $7,864,000 below the fiscal 
year 2017 request. Of this amount, $12,500,000 shall remain 
available until September 30, 2021.
    The following table displays the budget detail:

             CAPITOL POLICE BUILDINGS, GROUNDS, AND SECURITY
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
    Fiscal Year 2017 Operating Budget
 
Payroll.................................      $2,800,000      $2,141,000
Facilities Maintenance..................       7,837,000       7,837,000
Furniture Repair........................          51,000          51,000
Jurisdiction Centralized Activities.....       9,661,000       7,120,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      20,349,000      17,149,000
                                         ===============================
 
     Fiscal Year 2017 Project Budget
 
Chiller Replacement and Chilled Water         14,664,000      10,000,000
 System Expansion, Phase I, ACF.........
Minor Construction......................       2,500,000       2,500,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........      17,164,000      12,500,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Capitol Police Buildings &       37,513,000      29,649,000
       Grounds..........................
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                             Botanic Garden

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $12,113,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      15,081,000
Committee recommendation................................      14,067,000

    The Committee recommends $14,067,000 for salaries and 
expenses of the Botanic Garden. The recommendation is 
$1,954,000 above the fiscal year 2016 appropriation and 
$1,014,000 below the fiscal year 2017 request. Of this amount, 
$4,054,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2021.
    The following table displays the budget detail:

                             BOTANIC GARDEN
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                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
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    Fiscal Year 2017 Operating Budget
 
Payroll.................................      $6,593,000      $6,353,000
Exhibits................................         611,000         409,000
Facilities Maintenance..................       2,080,000       2,038,000
Jurisdiction Centralized Activities.....       1,243,000       1,213,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      10,527,000      10,013,000
                                         ===============================
 
     Fiscal Year 2017 Project Budget
 
Production Facility Renewal, BG.........       1,954,000       1,954,000
Minor Construction......................       2,600,000       2,100,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........       4,554,000       4,054,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Botanic Garden.............      15,081,000      14,067,000
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                         Capitol Visitor Center

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $20,557,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      21,306,000
Committee recommendation................................      20,557,000

    The Committee recommends a total of $20,557,000 for the 
operation of the Capitol Visitor Center. The recommendation is 
equal to the fiscal year 2016 appropriation and $749,000 below 
the fiscal year 2017 request.
    The following table displays the budget detail:

                         CAPITOL VISITOR CENTER
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                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
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    Fiscal Year 2017 Operating Budget
 
Payroll.................................     $17,979,000     $17,300,000
Information Resource Management.........       1,181,000       1,160,000
Jurisdiction Centralized Activities.....         394,000         386,000
Visitor Services........................       1,752,000       1,711,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      21,306,000      20,557,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Capitol Visitor Center.....      21,306,000      20,557,000
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                       Administrative Provisions

    Sec. 1101. This provision prohibits payment of bonuses to 
contractors behind schedule or over budget.
    Sec. 1102. This provision prohibits the expenditure of 
funds for scrims containing photographs of building facades for 
projects performed by the Architect of the Capitol.
    Sec. 1103. This provision establishes a revolving fund that 
will allow the Architect of the Capitol to retain all flag 
flying fees to support activities of the Flag Office.
    Sec. 1104. This provision allows the use of expired funds 
to pay for unemployment compensation payments.
    Sec. 1105. This provision directs the AOC to establish and 
follow formal procedures for suspension and debarment of 
contractors.

                          LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

    The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world 
and an unmatched source of information for Congress, the 
American people and beyond. The Library acquires, registers, 
preserves, protects and makes accessible the creative record of 
the United States. It is the main research arm of the United 
States Congress and its resources and services are used by 
millions of people every month. 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 
162 million 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 $608,907,000 for the 
Library of Congress, an increase of $8,995,000 above the fiscal 
year 2016 appropriation and $58,308,000 below the fiscal year 
2017 request.
    In addition to the appropriation, the Library estimates 
receipts of $52,045,000, funds from gifts and trusts totaling 
$12,211,000, and reimbursable and revolving funds totaling 
$188,188,000. Total funds available to support Library 
operations, including the Architect of the Capitol account, are 
expected to be approximately $903,530,000 in fiscal year 2017 
under the Committee recommendation.

                         Salaries and Expenses

Appropriations, 2016:
    Salaries and expenses...............................    $425,971,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................      -6,350,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................     419,621,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Budget estimate, 2017:
    Salaries and expenses...............................     479,235,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................      -6,350,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................     472,885,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Committee recommendation:
    Salaries and expenses...............................     434,934,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................      -6,350,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................     428,584,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $428,584,000 
for salaries and expenses of the Library of Congress and 
approves authority to spend receipts of $6,350,000 in fiscal 
year 2017, for a total of $434,934,000. The recommendation is 
$8,963,000 above the fiscal year 2016 appropriation and 
$44,301,000 below the fiscal year 2017 request. Included within 
this recommendation, as requested by the Library for fiscal 
year 2017, is $6,563,000 for information technology security 
enhancements; $1,348,000 for digital collections management; 
and $2,000,000 for phase I of the Law Library's compact 
shelving replacement program. The fiscal year 2016 FTE level of 
2,501 shall be maintained; however, in order to meet the 
objectives of the aforementioned projects, FTEs may be shifted 
among PPAs within this appropriation. Also, the Library may use 
these funds to hire contractors where necessary.
    Veterans History Project.--The Committee recommends an 
appropriation of $1,923,000 for the Library of Congress' 
Veterans History Project [VHP]. VHP, which marked its 15th 
anniversary in 2015, oversees a nationwide effort to build an 
archive of oral histories, from World War I through current 
conflicts, by collecting, preserving, and making available the 
personal stories of American war veterans and the civilian 
workers who support them. The VHP collection includes 
submissions from every State and is the largest oral history 
project in the United States recently surpassing 100,000 
collections. In fiscal year 2015, through an active national 
outreach effort to volunteer organizations, institutions, and 
individuals across the country, VHP gained new participants and 
acquired 4,430 new collections.
    Teaching with Primary Sources.--The Committee recommends an 
appropriation of $8,400,000 for the Library of Congress' 
Teaching with Primary Sources program [TPS]. TPS is a teacher 
training initiative that encourages educators to incorporate 
the Library's online primary sources into school curricula. 
Library staff harness the power of primary sources as teaching 
tools by providing educators with methods and materials that 
build student literacy skills, content knowledge, and critical 
thinking abilities. TPS has successfully worked with educators 
in 49 States, the District of Columbia, and American Samoa. The 
Committee notes that the Library sponsors many educational 
lectures and events and encourages the Library to incorporate 
excerpts from these presentations into the curriculum materials 
it develops.
    Preservation.--The Committee notes that the Library 
utilizes multiple preservation strategies to extend the life of 
its vast collections for future generations to enjoy, including 
building and operating climate-controlled storage facilities, 
preparing new acquisitions for commercial binding and shelving, 
deacidification, and digital reformatting. During 2015, the 
Library executed over 11.4 million preservation actions on its 
books, serials, prints, photographs, audio-visual and other 
high value, high use, and at-risk items. In 2016, the Library 
and the Architect of the Capitol began construction of a fifth 
climate-controlled storage facility at Fort Meade, Maryland. 
The Committee supports the Library's preservation efforts and 
directs the Library to continue funding for ongoing 
preservation activities at not less than the current level for 
each ongoing preservation strategy.
    Digital Collections Management.--The Library of Congress 
Office of the Inspector General stated in its top management 
challenges for the Library that there is not an organization-
wide, interdependent strategy for digital-collection 
activities, and that the goal of addressing a digital 
collections strategy was not included in the Library-wide 
strategic plan or its information technology strategic plan. 
The Committee understands that individual service units have 
been addressing their own digital collection needs. This is not 
the most cost effective or efficient way of managing digital 
collection needs across the Library, which may have driven the 
Library's request for $1,348,000 and 11 FTEs to create a 
digital collections management unit. While the Committee 
supports the Library's request of funding to address digital 
collections management, there is concern about bringing on 
board additional FTEs to establish a new unit within the 
Library when there is no evidence of a comprehensive digital 
collections strategy. Therefore, the Committee encourages the 
Library to consult and/or contract with experts who may be able 
to assist with the development of an efficient, organization-
wide system for acquiring, managing, and sharing digital 
materials. Once a comprehensive digital collections plan is in 
place, the Library should reevaluate the need for additional 
FTEs.
    National Film and Sound Recording Preservation Programs.--
The Committee recognizes the important work of the National 
Film Preservation Program and the National Sound Recording 
Preservation Program, including the federally chartered 
National Film and National Recording Preservation Foundations. 
Consistent with the authorizing statute, the Foundations 
utilize both public and private matching funds to provide 
grants to a wide array of educational and non-profit 
organizations to preserve films and sound recordings. Congress 
is currently considering authorizing legislation, and if the 
programs are reauthorized, the Committee expects the Library to 
provide them support.

                            Copyright Office


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2016:
    Salaries and expenses...............................     $58,875,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................     -35,777,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................      23,098,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Budget estimate, 2017:
    Salaries and expenses...............................      74,026,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................     -39,548,000
    Prior year unobligated balances.....................      -6,147,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................      28,331,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Committee recommendation:
    Salaries and expenses...............................      68,825,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................     -39,548,000
    Prior year unobligated balances.....................      -6,147,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................      23,130,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________

    The United States Copyright Office plays an important role 
in our Nation's intellectual property system. Copyright law is 
the foundation for the creation and dissemination of American 
artistic works, leading to substantial economic and cultural 
benefits. The Copyright Office serves multiple central roles in 
the copyright system, overseeing the registration of 
copyrighted works, administering the copyright law, and 
providing counsel to Congress on copyright policy.
    The Committee recommends the direct appropriation of 
$23,130,000 for the Copyright Office; approves authority to 
spend receipts of $39,548,000 in fiscal year 2017; and approves 
authority to spend prior year unobligated balances of 
$6,147,000, for a total of $68,825,000. The recommendation for 
total funding available is $9,950,000 above the fiscal year 
2016 appropriation and $5,201,000 below the fiscal year 2017 
request.
    Information Technology Modernization.--The Committee 
recognizes that the digital revolution has transformed the 
copyright marketplace and, as a result, the role of the 
Copyright Office in our economy. On February 29, 2016, the 
Committee received a ``provisional'' report from the Copyright 
Office regarding its plan for Information Technology [IT] 
modernization and upgrades within the Copyright Office, in 
accordance with a directive in the fiscal year 2016 enacted 
legislation. The Committee fully understands and supports the 
need for improved IT infrastructure and modernized software 
systems for the Copyright Office. However, there are concerns 
that the Copyright Office did not work collaboratively with the 
Library's Office of the Chief Information Officer [CIO] in the 
development of this plan. The Library's CIO developed an 
overall IT strategy for the Library, in response to the GAO 
report from March 2015 regarding the need to address serious IT 
management weaknesses, for which the first phase of funding was 
requested in fiscal year 2017. However, the Copyright Office's 
provisional report does not appear to align with the Library's 
overall direction on IT, including taking advantage of shared 
services provided by the Library. In order to achieve cost 
efficiencies of shared servicing with the Library, it is 
critical that the Copyright Office work with the Library's CIO 
to ensure there is no duplication of any shared services. Once 
shared services with the Library are taken into account, 
funding modernized software systems that are specific to the 
needs of the Copyright Office should be the responsibility of 
the Copyright Office. The Committee directs the Copyright 
Office, in collaboration with the Library's CIO, to submit a 
revised IT modernization plan that incorporates shared 
servicing with the Library no later than 90 days after 
enactment of this act. To the extent that this collaboration 
results in multiple options regarding the applicability of, or 
potential cost savings from, a particular shared service, those 
options should be identified and explained in the revised plan. 
The Copyright Office shall also include a spend plan for the IT 
enhancements intended to be addressed with the funds provided 
in fiscal year 2017.

                     Congressional Research Service


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2016....................................    $106,945,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................     114,408,000
Committee recommendation................................     106,945,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $106,945,000 
for the Congressional Research Service. The recommendation is 
equal to the fiscal year 2016 appropriation and $7,463,000 
below the fiscal year 2017 request.
    Congressional Research Service Modernization.--The 
Committee recognizes the tremendous value that the 
Congressional Research Service [CRS] has added to Congress by 
providing objective, authoritative, nonpartisan, and 
confidential research and analysis on the breadth of policy 
issues considered during each legislative session since its 
inception in 1914. CRS has developed a 5-year strategic plan to 
help the agency ``adapt to the challenges of change and 
identify opportunities to optimize its service to Congress'' 
(CRS Strategic Plan, iii) in the years 2016-2020. However, it 
is not clear how CRS plans to modernize in a resource 
constrained environment while fulfilling the priority needs of 
Congress. While the increase requested in fiscal year 2017 
includes support for 22 additional full-time equivalents that 
purports to improve service to Congress, bringing on board new 
employees in the midst of this budget stagnation may not be a 
practical or cost-effective solution to optimize service. The 
Committee directs CRS to examine ways in which the internal 
structure of the organization may be improved to meet the 
challenges of the ever-changing Congressional environment and 
provide a report to the Committee on a proposed restructuring 
within 120 days of enactment of this act. The report should 
include recommended changes to staffing, pay levels, the 
management structure, technology, and research priorities in 
order to create and support the workflow, products, and 
services that best meet Congress' needs.

             Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $50,248,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      51,591,000
Committee recommendation................................      50,248,000

    This appropriation supports a national reading program for 
eligible residents of the United States and U.S. citizens 
living overseas who are blind or physically handicapped. Books 
and magazines in braille and various recorded formats are 
produced by the National Library Service for the Blind and 
Physically Handicapped for distribution through a network of 
State and locally supported libraries. At present, 55 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. Thirty-two subregional libraries 
in 10 States, and Guam, assist at the local public library 
level. In addition, 14 Advisory and Outreach Centers assist 
regional libraries in provision of services. Fifty-two 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 800,000.
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $50,248,000 
for salaries and expenses for Books for the Blind and 
Physically Handicapped. The recommendation is equal to the 
fiscal year 2016 appropriation and $1,343,000 below the fiscal 
year 2017 request.

                        Administrative Provision

    Sec. 1201. The Committee has included a routine 
administrative provision regarding reimbursable and revolving 
funds carried in prior years.

                      GOVERNMENT PUBLISHING OFFICE

    The U.S. Government Publishing Office [GPO] is the Federal 
Government's primary centralized resource for gathering, 
cataloging, producing, providing, and preserving published 
information in all its forms. By law and tradition, the GPO's 
mission is to provide expert publishing and printing services 
to all three branches of Government; to provide, in partnership 
with Federal depository libraries, permanent public access to 
the printed and electronic information products of all three 
branches of the Federal Government; and to sell copies of 
authentic printed and electronic documents and other government 
information products to the public.
    GPO's core mission dates to 1813 when Congress determined 
that information regarding the work of the Federal Government 
should be available to all Americans. Over 200 years later, 
GPO's mission remains unchanged. However, the means for 
producing and distributing that information has transformed 
dramatically with the advent of the digital revolution.
    Today, GPO provides free online public access to more than 
1.5 million searchable titles, including the Budget of the U.S. 
Government, the Code of Federal Regulations, the Congressional 
Record, and congressional bills, hearings, and reports. GPO 
also provides access to Government information in digital 
format through apps, eBooks, and related technologies. Since 
2009, GPO has experienced more than 1.5 billion digital 
retrievals from its Federal Digital System [FDsys], and in 
February 2016 GPO introduced the next generation of its digital 
information system, govinfo.gov, symbolizing the evolution of 
how Americans access Government information in the digital era.

                        Congressional Publishing

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $79,736,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      79,736,000
Committee recommendation................................      79,736,000

    The appropriation for Congressional Publishing supports 
transparency of the congressional process by funding digital 
and print publication of congressional proceedings, including 
the Congressional Record, bills, amendments, Committee reports, 
and hearing transcripts. This appropriation also supports the 
direct publication and printing needs of Congress.
    The Committee recommends $79,736,000 for congressional 
publishing. The recommendation is equal to the fiscal year 2016 
appropriation and the 2017 request.
    The following table compares the component categories 
within this account for fiscal year 2016 and the fiscal year 
2017 request. The Committee has not recommended separate 
amounts for each activity in order to give GPO the flexibility 
to meet changing requirements.

                        CONGRESSIONAL PUBLISHING
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                                     Fiscal year 2016   Fiscal year 2017
                                         enacted           requested
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Congressional Record Publications.       $23,274,000        $22,482,000
Miscellaneous publications........         3,707,000          3,683,000
Miscellaneous publishing and              18,454,000         18,108,000
 services.........................
Details to Congress...............         4,410,000          4,557,000
Document envelopes and document              631,000            648,000
 franks...........................
Business and committee calendars..         3,978,000          2,625,000
Bills, resolutions, and amendments         4,410,000          4,590,000
Committee reports.................         2,768,000          2,775,000
Documents.........................         1,872,000          1,922,000
Hearings..........................        19,764,000         18,547,000
Committee prints..................         1,123,000          1,176,000
Transfers.........................        (4,655,000)        (1,377,000)
                                   -------------------------------------
      Total.......................        79,736,000         79,736,000
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    Public Information Programs of the Office of Superintendent of 
                               Documents


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2016....................................     $30,500,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................      29,500,000
Committee recommendation................................      29,500,000

    This appropriation provides for salaries and expenses 
associated with the distribution of electronic and printed 
Government documents to depository and international exchange 
libraries, the cataloging and indexing of Government 
publications, and the distribution of electronic and printed 
publications authorized by law at the request of Members of 
Congress and other Government agencies.
    The Committee recommends $29,500,000 for salaries and 
expenses of the Public Information Programs of the Office of 
the Superintendent of Documents. The recommendation is 
$1,000,000 below the fiscal year 2016 appropriation and equal 
to the fiscal year 2017 request.
    The Committee supports GPO's introduction of its next 
generation information system, govinfo.gov, as well as the 
agency's other information technology systems, given that these 
efforts continue to reduce costs.

    Government Publishing Office Business Operations Revolving Fund

Appropriations, 2016....................................      $6,832,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................       7,832,000
Committee recommendation................................       7,832,000

    The Committee recommends $7,832,000 for the Government 
Publishing Office [GPO] Business Operations Revolving Fund. The 
recommendation is $1,000,000 above the fiscal year 2016 
appropriation and equal to the fiscal year 2017 request.
    The Committee supports continued investment in the 
Revolving Fund as the most efficient solution to both cutting 
costs and ensuring efficient online access to government 
documents. One reason 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.

                    GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE


                         Salaries and Expenses

Appropriations, 2016....................................    $531,000,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................     567,825,000
Committee recommendation................................     542,405,919

    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 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 $542,405,919 for 
salaries and expenses of the Government Accountability Office. 
The recommendation is $11,405,919 above the fiscal year 2016 
appropriation and $25,419,081 below the fiscal year 2017 
request. The funding provided will support current staffing 
levels and the highest priority information technology 
infrastructure and security improvements included in the budget 
request.
    Additionally, $23,350,000 is authorized in offsetting 
collections derived from rent receipts and reimbursements for 
conducting financial audits of Government corporations, for a 
total of $565,755,919.
    Agency Inspector General Reports.--The Committee directs 
GAO to examine the extent to which Inspector General reports 
are currently available in a timely manner on agency Web sites. 
GAO should examine any reasons such reports are not posted, 
including legal requirements, cost, or sensitivity of the 
reported information, and make any appropriate recommendations. 
GAO should also review how Inspector General reports could be 
made available on GPO's govinfo.gov Web site, including any 
barriers to doing so. The report shall be submitted to the 
Senate Appropriations Committee within 120 days of enactment of 
this act.

                OPEN WORLD LEADERSHIP CENTER TRUST FUND

Appropriations, 2016....................................      $5,600,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................       5,800,000
Committee recommendation................................       5,600,000

    The Committee recommends $5,600,000 as a payment to the 
Open World Leadership Center Trust Fund, which is equal to the 
fiscal year 2016 appropriation and $200,000 below the fiscal 
year 2017 request. The Center for Russian Leadership 
Development was established on December 21, 2000 (Public Law 
106-554) as a legislative branch entity. The Fiscal Year 2003 
Consolidated Appropriation Resolution (Public Law 108-7) 
carried legislation (section 1401) changing the name to the 
Open World Leadership Center and expanding the mission of the 
program to include Newly Independent States of the former 
Soviet Union including the Baltic States. The mission of the 
Center is to enable emerging leaders in Russia and Newly 
Independent States at all levels of civic life to gain 
significant, first-hand exposure to the American free market 
economic system and the operation of American democratic 
institutions through visits to comparable governments and 
communities in the United States.
    While the Committee recognizes the ongoing U.S. national 
interest in maintaining constructive relations with the Russian 
people, the Committee includes a provision that limits the Open 
World Leadership Center to using appropriated funds only for 
Russian participants engaging in free market development, 
humanitarian activities, and civic engagement, and not for 
senior officials of the central Government of Russia.

   JOHN C. STENNIS CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

Appropriations, 2016....................................        $430,000
Budget estimate, 2017...................................         430,000
Committee recommendation................................         430,000

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

                                TITLE II

                           GENERAL PROVISIONS

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

  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 May 19, 2016, 
the Committee ordered favorably reported an original bill (S. 
2955) making appropriations for the legislative branch for the 
fiscal year ending September 30, 2017, and for other purposes, 
provided, that the bill be subject to amendment and that the 
bill be consistent with its budget allocation, and provided 
that the Chairman of the Committee or the Chairman of the 
Subcommittee reporting the original bill be authorized to offer 
the substance of the original bill as a Committee amendment in 
the nature of a substitute to the House companion measure, by a 
recorded vote of 30-0, a quorum being present. The vote was as 
follows:
        Yeas                          Nays
Chairman Cochran
Mr. McConnell
Mr. Shelby
Mr. Alexander
Ms. Collins
Ms. Murkowski
Mr. Graham
Mr. Kirk
Mr. Blunt
Mr. Moran
Mr. Hoeven
Mr. Boozman
Mrs. Capito
Mr. Cassidy
Mr. Lankford
Mr. Daines
Ms. Mikulski
Mr. Leahy
Mrs. Murray
Mrs. Feinstein
Mr. Durbin
Mr. Reed
Mr. Tester
Mr. Udall
Mrs. Shaheen
Mr. Merkley
Mr. Coons
Mr. Schatz
Ms. Baldwin
Mr. Murphy

 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. 1906. Disposal and acceptance of surplus property

(a) In general

  Within the limits of available appropriations, the Capitol 
Police may dispose of surplus or obsolete property, including 
disposed, forfeited, voluntarily abandoned and unclaimed 
property of the Capitol Police by interagency transfer, 
donation, sale, trade-in, or other appropriate method and the 
Capitol Police may accept the surplus or obsolete property of 
Federal agencies upon notification to the Committees on 
Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

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        Chapter 30--Operation and Maintenance of Capitol Complex


          Subchapter V--Historical Preservation and Fine Arts


                      PART II--CRIMINAL PROCEDURE


Sec. 2108. Provisions relating to Senate Commission on Art

(a) Authority to acquire and dispose

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

(c) Establishment of Senate Preservation Fund

  (1) Establishment

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

  (3) Deposits, credits, [and disbursements] disbursements, and 
transfers

    (A) Deposits

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    (C) Disbursements
            Disbursements from the fund shall be made on 
        vouchers approved by the Commission and signed by the 
        Executive Secretary of the Commission.

    (D) Transfers.--

            (i) In general.--The Commission may transfer 
        amounts in the fund to the Architect of the Capitol for 
        the cost of the conservation or restoration, in whole 
        or in part, by the Architect of the Capitol of works of 
        art, historical objects, documents, or material 
        relating to historical matters placed or exhibited, or 
        to be placed or exhibited, within the Senate wing of 
        the United States Capitol or any Senate Office 
        Building.

            (ii) Availability.--Amounts transferred to the 
        Architect of the Capitol under clause (i) shall remain 
        available until expended.

                        BUDGETARY IMPACT OF BILL


  PREPARED IN CONSULTATION WITH THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE PURSUANT TO SEC. 308(a), PUBLIC LAW 93-344, AS
                                                     AMENDED
                                            [In millions of dollars]
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                                                               Budget authority                 Outlays
                                                         -------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Committee    Amount  in     Committee    Amount  in
                                                           allocation       bill       allocation       bill
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Comparison of amounts in the bill with the subcommittee
 allocation for 2017: Subcommittee on the Legislative
 Branch:
    Mandatory...........................................          139           139           139        \1\139
    Discretionary.......................................        4,399         3,021         4,327      \1\3,184
        Security........................................  ............  ............           NA            NA
        Nonsecurity.....................................        4,399         3,021            NA            NA
Projections of outlays associated with the
 recommendation:
    2017................................................  ............  ............  ............     \2\2,602
    2018................................................  ............  ............  ............          381
    2019................................................  ............  ............  ............          109
    2020................................................  ............  ............  ............           30
    2021 and future years...............................  ............  ............  ............           11
Financial assistance to State and local governments for            NA   ............           NA   ............
 2017...................................................
 
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\1\Includes outlays from prior-year budget authority.
\2\Excludes outlays from prior-year budget authority.
 
NA: Not applicable.


  COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF NEW BUDGET (OBLIGATIONAL) AUTHORITY FOR FISCAL YEAR 2016 AND BUDGET ESTIMATES AND AMOUNTS RECOMMENDED IN THE BILL FOR FISCAL
                                                                        YEAR 2017
                                                                [In thousands of dollars]
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                                                                                                                         Senate Committee recommendation
                                                                                                                             compared with (+ or -)
                                Item                                       2016       Budget estimate     Committee    ---------------------------------
                                                                      appropriation                     recommendation        2016
                                                                                                                         appropriation   Budget estimate
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                    TITLE I--LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
 
                               SENATE
 
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   ...............  ...............
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, expense allowances.................................             177              177              177   ...............  ...............
 
Representation Allowances for the Majority and Minority Leaders....              28               28               28   ...............  ...............
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Expense allowances and representation.................             205              205              205   ...............  ...............
                                                                    ====================================================================================
                  Salaries, Officers and Employees
 
Office of the Vice President.......................................           2,417            2,474            2,417   ...............             -57
Office of the President Pro Tempore................................             723              741              723   ...............             -18
Offices of the Majority and Minority Leaders.......................           5,256            5,378            5,256   ...............            -122
Offices of the Majority and Minority Whips.........................           3,359            3,439            3,359   ...............             -80
Committee on Appropriations........................................          15,142           15,142           15,142   ...............  ...............
Conference committees..............................................           3,316            3,396            3,316   ...............             -80
Offices of the Secretaries of the Conference of the Majority and                817              839              817   ...............             -22
 the Conference of the Minority....................................
Policy committees..................................................           3,386            3,466            3,386   ...............             -80
Office of the Chaplain.............................................             437              448              437   ...............             -11
Office of the Secretary............................................          24,772           25,339           24,772   ...............            -567
Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper......................          69,000           72,500           70,900           +1,900           -1,600
Offices of the Secretaries for the Majority and Minority...........           1,762            1,804            1,762   ...............             -42
Agency contributions and related expenses..........................          48,797           51,294           50,000           +1,203           -1,294
Outlays............................................................  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Salaries, officers and employees......................         179,184          186,260          182,287           +3,103           -3,973
                                                                    ====================================================================================
          Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate
 
Salaries and expenses..............................................           5,409            5,842            5,809             +400              -33
 
                   Office of Senate Legal Counsel
 
Salaries and expenses..............................................           1,120            1,144            1,120   ...............             -24
 
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: Expense allowances........................
 
                 Contingent Expenses of the Senate
 
Inquiries and investigations.......................................         133,265          135,799          133,265   ...............          -2,534
Expenses of United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics              508              520              508   ...............             -12
 Control...........................................................
Secretary of the Senate............................................           8,750           10,250           10,250           +1,500   ...............
Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate......................         130,000          128,535          126,535           -3,465           -2,000
Miscellaneous items................................................          21,390           20,870           20,870             -520   ...............
Senators' Official Personnel and Office Expense Account............         390,000          445,933          390,000   ...............  ...............
 
                        Official Mail Costs
 
Expenses...........................................................             300              300              300   ...............  ...............
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Contingent expenses of the Senate.....................         684,213          742,207          681,728           -2,485          -60,479
                                                                    ====================================================================================
      Total, Senate................................................         870,159          935,686          871,177           +1,018          -64,509
                                                                    ====================================================================================
                            JOINT ITEMS
 
Joint Economic Committee...........................................           4,203            4,203            4,203   ...............  ...............
Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies of 2017......           1,250   ...............  ...............          -1,250   ...............
Joint Committee on Taxation........................................          10,095           11,540           10,095   ...............          -1,445
 
                 Office of the Attending Physician
 
Medical supplies, equipment, expenses, and allowances..............           3,784            3,838            3,784   ...............             -54
Office of Congressional Accessibility Services.....................           1,400            1,429            1,400   ...............             -29
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Joint items...........................................          20,732           21,010           19,482           -1,250           -1,528
                                                                    ====================================================================================
                           CAPITOL POLICE
 
Salaries...........................................................         309,000          333,128          320,000          +11,000          -13,128
General expenses...................................................          66,000           76,460           67,000           +1,000           -9,460
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Capitol Police........................................         375,000          409,588          387,000          +12,000          -22,588
                                                                    ====================================================================================
                        OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE
 
Salaries and expenses..............................................           3,959            4,315            3,959   ...............            -356
 
                    CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE
 
Salaries and expenses..............................................          46,500           47,637           46,500   ...............          -1,137
 
                   ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL [AOC]
 
Capital Construction and Operations................................          91,589          103,650           92,957           +1,368          -10,693
Capitol building...................................................          46,737           44,010           33,082          -13,655          -10,928
Capitol grounds....................................................          11,880           13,083           11,712             -168           -1,371
Senate office buildings............................................          84,221           88,406           88,406           +4,185   ...............
Capitol Power Plant................................................         103,722          114,765           95,646           -8,076          -19,119
    Offsetting collections.........................................          -9,000           -9,000           -9,000   ...............  ...............
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Capitol Power Plant................................          94,722          105,765           86,646           -8,076          -19,119
 
Library buildings and grounds......................................          40,689           65,959           42,179           +1,490          -23,780
Capitol police buildings, grounds, and security....................          25,434           37,513           29,649           +4,215           -7,864
Botanic Garden.....................................................          12,113           15,081           14,067           +1,954           -1,014
Capitol Visitor Center.............................................          20,557           21,306           20,557   ...............            -749
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Architect of the Capitol..............................         427,942          494,773          419,255           -8,687          -75,518
                                                                    ====================================================================================
                        LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
 
Salaries and expenses..............................................         425,971          479,235          434,934           +8,963          -44,301
    Authority to spend receipts....................................          -6,350           -6,350           -6,350   ...............  ...............
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Salaries and expenses..............................         419,621          472,885          428,584           +8,963          -44,301
 
Copyright Office, Salaries and expenses............................          58,875           74,026           68,825           +9,950           -5,201
    Authority to spend receipts....................................         -35,777          -39,548          -39,548           -3,771   ...............
    Prior year unobligated balances................................  ...............          -6,147           -6,147           -6,147   ...............
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Copyright Office...................................          23,098           28,331           23,130              +32           -5,201
 
Congressional Research Service, Salaries and expenses..............         106,945          114,408          106,945   ...............          -7,463
Books for the blind and physically handicapped, Salaries and                 50,248           51,591           50,248   ...............          -1,343
 expenses..........................................................
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Library of Congress...................................         599,912          667,215          608,907           +8,995          -58,308
                                                                    ====================================================================================
                    GOVERNMENT PUBLISHING OFFICE
 
Congressional publishing...........................................          79,736           79,736           79,736   ...............  ...............
Public Information Programs of the Superintendent of Documents,              30,500           29,500           29,500           -1,000   ...............
 Salaries and expenses.............................................
Government Publishing Office Business Operations Revolving Fund....           6,832            7,832            7,832           +1,000   ...............
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Government Publishing Office..........................         117,068          117,068          117,068   ...............  ...............
                                                                    ====================================================================================
                  GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE
 
Salaries and expenses..............................................         556,450          591,175          565,756           +9,306          -25,419
    Offsetting collections.........................................         -25,450          -23,350          -23,350           +2,100   ...............
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Government Accountability Office......................         531,000          567,825          542,406          +11,406          -25,419
                                                                    ====================================================================================
              OPEN WORLD LEADERSHIP CENTER TRUST FUND
 
Payment to the Open World Leadership Center [OWLC] Trust Fund......           5,600            5,800            5,600   ...............            -200
 
 JOHN C. STENNIS CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
 
Stennis Center for Public Service..................................             430              430              430   ...............  ...............
 
                         GENERAL PROVISIONS
 
AOC Working Capital Fund...........................................  ...............           1,000   ...............  ...............          -1,000
Rates of compensation and designation (Sec. 203)...................          -1,000   ...............          -1,000   ...............          -1,000
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, General Provisions....................................          -1,000            1,000           -1,000   ...............          -2,000
                                                                    ====================================================================================
      Grand total..................................................       2,997,302        3,272,347        3,020,784          +23,482         -251,563
                                                                    ====================================================================================
                           RECAPITULATION
 
Senate.............................................................         870,159          935,686          871,177           +1,018          -64,509
Joint Items........................................................          20,732           21,010           19,482           -1,250           -1,528
Capitol Police.....................................................         375,000          409,588          387,000          +12,000          -22,588
Office of Compliance...............................................           3,959            4,315            3,959   ...............            -356
Congressional Budget Office........................................          46,500           47,637           46,500   ...............          -1,137
Architect of the Capitol...........................................         427,942          494,773          419,255           -8,687          -75,518
Library of Congress................................................         599,912          667,215          608,907           +8,995          -58,308
Government Publishing Office.......................................         117,068          117,068          117,068   ...............  ...............
Government Accountability Office...................................         531,000          567,825          542,406          +11,406          -25,419
Open World Leadership Center.......................................           5,600            5,800            5,600   ...............            -200
Stennis Center for Public Service..................................             430              430              430   ...............  ...............
General Provisions.................................................          -1,000            1,000           -1,000   ...............          -2,000
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Grand total..................................................       2,997,302        3,272,347        3,020,784          +23,482         -251,563
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