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                                                       Calendar No. 116
114th Congress   }                                      (        Report
                                 SENATE
 1st Session     }                                      (        114-64

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                LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS, 2016

                                _______
                                

                 June 11, 2015.--Ordered to be printed

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

                                 REPORT

                        [To accompany H.R. 2250]

    The Committee on Appropriations, to which was referred the 
bill (H.R. 2250) making appropriations for the Legislative 
Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2016, and for 
other purposes, having considered the same reports favorably 
thereon with an amendment and recommends that the bill as 
amended do pass.


 
Amount of new budget (obligational) authority

Total of bill as reported to the Senate\1\..............  $4,309,174,000
Amount of 2015 appropriations...........................   4,300,000,000
Amount of 2016 budget estimate..........................   4,528,844,000
Amount of House allowance\2\............................   3,335,875,000
Bill as recommended to Senate compared to--
    2015 appropriations.................................      +9,174,000
    2016 budget estimate................................    -219,670,000
    House allowance\2\..................................    +973,299,000

\1\The Senate level includes $1,340,872,000 for House items, as approved 
by the House in H.R. 2250 on May 19, 2015.
\2\The House allowance does not include funding for Senate items.












                                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.......................    13
            Expense Allowances of the Secretary of the Senate, 
              Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, and 
              Secretaries for the Majority and Minority of the 
              Senate.............................................    13
            Contingent Expenses of the Senate....................    13
        House of Representatives.................................    23
        Joint Items:
            Joint Economic Committee.............................    23
            Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies    24
            Joint Committee on Taxation..........................    24
            Office of the Attending Physician....................    24
            Office of Congressional Accessibility Services.......    25
        Capitol Police:
            Salaries.............................................    25
            General Expenses.....................................    26
        Office of Compliance: Salaries and Expenses..............    28
        Congressional Budget Office: Salaries and Expenses.......    28
        Architect of the Capitol:
            Capitol Construction and Operations..................    30
            Capitol Building.....................................    31
            Capitol Grounds......................................    32
            Senate Office Buildings..............................    32
            House Office Buildings...............................    33
            Capitol Power Plant..................................    33
            Library Buildings and Grounds........................    34
            Capitol Police Buildings, Grounds and Security.......    35
            Botanic Garden.......................................    36
            Capitol Visitor Center...............................    36
        Library of Congress:
            Salaries and Expenses................................    38
            Copyright Office.....................................    40
            Congressional Research Service.......................    41
            Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.......    41
        Government Publishing Office:
            Congressional Publishing.............................    42
            Public Information Programs of the Office of 
              Superintendent of Documents........................    43
            Government Publishing Office Business Operations 
              Revolving Fund.....................................    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...................................................    45
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.........................................    51
Comparative Statement of Budget Authority........................    52

                     GENERAL STATEMENT AND SUMMARY

    The Legislative Branch appropriations bill provides funding 
for the Congress and for the agencies that serve the Congress. 
The agencies funded through this bill provide oversight of 
executive branch agencies, including objective, nonpartisan, 
and timely audits and analysis of Federal programs. The funding 
in this bill also ensures that the public has permanent access 
to printed and electronic information products of the Federal 
Government.
    All accounts in the bill have been examined in detail to 
ensure that the funding provided is appropriate for the 
agencies to carry out their responsibilities and to continue to 
respond to Congress in a timely and accurate manner. Details on 
the accounts, the funding levels provided, and the Committee's 
justification for the funding levels are included in the 
report.
    Conforming to longstanding practice under which each body 
of Congress determines its own housekeeping requirements and 
the other concurs without intervention, funds for the House are 
included in the bill at the level approved by the House on May 
19, 2015 in H.R. 2250.
    The Committee recommends new budget (obligational) 
authority of $4,309,174,000 for the legislative branch for 
fiscal year 2016. This total is $219,670,000 below the budget 
request and $9,174,000 above the fiscal year 2015 
appropriation.
    The bill includes $870,158,501 for the operations of the 
Senate, which is $60,264,315 below the fiscal year 2016 
request. The bill includes $579,383,000 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 $82,375,000 below the fiscal year 
2016 request. The recommendation would allow for comprehensive 
repairs and life-safety systems improvements to remain on 
schedule in a manner that does not interfere with Presidential 
Inaugurals. The bill also includes $366,465,499 for the Capitol 
Police; $525,000,000 for the Government Accountability Office; 
$593,163,000 for the Library of Congress; and $119,000,000 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 
$500,000 between programs, projects or activities, or in excess 
of $500,000 between object classifications (except for shifts 
within the pay categories, object class 11, 12, and 13 or as 
further specified in each agency's respective section). This 
includes cumulative reprogrammings that together total at least 
$500,000 from or to a particular program, activity, or object 
classification as well as reprogramming of FTEs or funds to 
create new organizational entities within the Agency or to 
restructure entities which already exist. The Committee desires 
to be notified of reprogramming actions which involve less than 
the above-mentioned amounts if such actions would have the 
effect of changing an agency's funding requirements in future 
years or if programs or projects specifically cited in the 
Committee's reports are affected.

                                TITLE I

                   LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS

                                 Senate

                           Expense Allowances

Appropriations, 2015....................................        $174,840
Budget estimate, 2016...................................         174,840
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................         174,840

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $174,840 for 
the expense allowances of the Vice President, the President pro 
tempore of the Senate, the majority and minority leaders, the 
majority and minority whips, the chairmen of the majority and 
minority conference committees, and the chairmen of the 
majority and minority policy committees. The recommendation is 
identical to both the fiscal year 2016 request and the fiscal 
year 2015 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, 2015....................................         $28,140
Budget estimate, 2016...................................          28,140
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................          28,140

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $28,140 for 
representation allowances for the majority and minority 
leaders. The recommendation is identical to both the fiscal 
year 2016 request and the fiscal year 2015 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, 2015....................................    $177,723,681
Budget estimate, 2016...................................     184,462,812
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................     179,185,311

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $179,185,311 
for the subaccounts funded under the overall account for the 
salaries of officers and employees of the Senate. The 
recommendation is $1,461,630 above the fiscal year 2015 
appropriation and $5,277,501 below the fiscal year 2016 
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 2016 are approximately 1,406 positions.

                    SALARIES, OFFICERS, AND EMPLOYEES
         [Estimated staffing levels--fiscal years 2015 and 2016]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                          2016 Committee
                                               2015       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             892
 Doorkeeper.............................
Offices of the secretaries for the                    18              18
 majority and minority..................
                                         -------------------------------
      Totals............................           1,406           1,406
------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

                      OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT

Appropriations, 2015....................................      $2,417,248
Budget estimate, 2016...................................       2,448,248
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................       2,417,248

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

                  OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE

Appropriations, 2015....................................        $723,466
Budget estimate, 2016...................................         733,466
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................         723,466

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

              OFFICES OF THE MAJORITY AND MINORITY LEADERS

Appropriations, 2015....................................      $5,255,576
Budget estimate, 2016...................................       5,321,576
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................       5,255,576

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

               OFFICES OF THE MAJORITY AND MINORITY WHIPS

Appropriations, 2015....................................      $3,359,424
Budget estimate, 2016...................................       3,403,424
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................       3,359,424

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

                      COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

Appropriations, 2015....................................     $15,142,000
Budget estimate, 2016...................................      15,329,000
House allowance.........................................................
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. The recommendation is equal to the fiscal year 
2015 appropriation.

                         CONFERENCE COMMITTEES

Appropriations, 2015....................................      $3,316,000
Budget estimate, 2016...................................       3,360,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................       3,316,000

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

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

Appropriations, 2015....................................        $817,402
Budget estimate, 2016...................................         831,402
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................         817,402

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

                           POLICY COMMITTEES

Appropriations, 2015....................................      $3,385,810
Budget estimate, 2016...................................       3,429,810
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................       3,385,810

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

                         OFFICE OF THE CHAPLAIN

Appropriations, 2015....................................        $416,886
Budget estimate, 2016...................................         423,886
House allowance.........................................................
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, 2015....................................     $24,772,000
Budget estimate, 2016...................................      25,077,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................      24,772,000

    The Committee recommends $24,772,000 for salaries of the 
Office of the Secretary. Fiscal year 2016 staffing levels are 
estimated at 248 positions. The recommendation is $305,000 
below the fiscal year 2016 request and equal to the fiscal year 
2015 enacted level.
    This appropriation provides funds for four statutory 
positions (Secretary of the Senate, Assistant Secretary of the 
Senate, Financial Clerk of the Senate, and Parliamentarian of 
the Senate) and lump-sum allowances for the employment and 
adjustment of salaries of personnel in the Office of the 
Secretary of the Senate, as authorized by Public Law 97-51, 
effective October 1, 1981 (2 U.S.C. 6539).
    The following departmental guidelines for fiscal year 2016 
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 2015 and 2016]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                          2016 Committee
                                               2015       recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Executive offices.......................              32              32
Administrative services.................             167             167
Legislative and legal services..........              49              49
                                         -------------------------------
      Totals............................             248             248
------------------------------------------------------------------------

             OFFICE OF THE SERGEANT AT ARMS AND DOORKEEPER

Appropriations, 2015....................................     $69,000,000
Budget estimate, 2016...................................      71,533,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................      69,000,000

    This appropriation provides funds for the salaries of three 
statutory positions (Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper, Deputy 
Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper, and Administrative Assistant 
to the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper) and lump-sum allowances 
for employment and adjustments of salaries of personnel in the 
Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, as 
authorized by Public Law 97-51, effective October 1, 1981 (2 
U.S.C. 6597).
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $69,000,000 
for fiscal year 2016, which is equal to the fiscal year 2015 
appropriation and $2,533,000 below the fiscal year 2016 
request. The Committee recommendation supports a staffing level 
of 892 FTEs.
    The Sergeant at Arms structure reflects five major 
divisions: Capitol Division, Operations Division, Technology 
Development Services Division, IT Support Services Division, 
and Staff Offices Division. The Capitol Division consists of 
the Executive Office of the Sergeant at Arms, the Office of 
Security and Emergency Preparedness, the U.S. Capitol Police 
Liaison, the Senate Post Office, and the Recording Studio. 
These offices provide the executive management and leadership 
of the Sergeant at Arms for day-to-day operations; for security 
of the Senate side of the Capitol complex; for liaison with the 
United States Capitol Police; and mailing and recording studio 
services. The Operations Division provides printing and 
photographic services; furnishes and maintains the Senate side 
of the Capitol Building; and offers office support services 
such as desktop computer acquisition, State office liaison, and 
customer support. The Technology Development Services Division 
supports enterprise information technology systems, 
applications development, Internet/intranet services, 
information security, and network engineering. The IT Support 
Services Division provides desktop computer support; 
correspondence management system acquisition, maintenance and 
support; telecommunications equipment and services; general 
office equipment; and new technology assessment. The Staff 
Offices Division includes Financial Management, Human 
Resources, the Joint Office of Education and Training, and 
Process Management and Innovation.
    The offices and personnel covered by this appropriation are 
shown in the following table.

               OFFICE OF THE SERGEANT AT ARMS AND DOORKEEPER OF THE SENATE APPORTIONMENT SCHEDULE
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                     Committee
                                                     Positions     2016 request   recommendation    Difference
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Capitol Division................................             216     $16,531,078     $15,882,000       -$649,078
Operations Division.............................             334      21,460,894      20,613,000        -847,894
Technology Development Services Division........             139      16,348,271      15,792,000        -556,271
IT Support Services Division....................             101       7,302,327       6,611,000        -691,327
Staff Offices Division..........................             102       9,890,430      10,102,000         211,570
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
      Total.....................................             892      71,533,000      69,000,000      -2,533,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    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, 2015....................................      $1,762,000
Budget estimate, 2016...................................       1,786,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................       1,762,000

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

                          AGENCY CONTRIBUTIONS

Appropriations, 2015....................................     $47,355,869
Budget estimate, 2016...................................      50,786,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................      48,797,499

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $48,797,499 
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, 2015....................................      $5,408,500
Budget estimate, 2016...................................       5,642,500
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................       5,408,500

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

                     Office of Senate Legal Counsel

Appropriations, 2015....................................      $1,120,000
Budget estimate, 2016...................................       1,133,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................       1,120,000

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

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

Appropriations, 2015....................................         $28,440
Budget estimate, 2016...................................          28,440
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................          28,440

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

                   Contingent Expenses of the Senate


                      INQUIRIES AND INVESTIGATIONS

Appropriations, 2015....................................    $133,265,000
Budget estimate, 2016...................................     135,747,076
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................     133,265,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $133,265,000 
for inquiries and investigations by Senate standing, special, 
and select committees of which $26,650,000 shall be available 
until September 30, 2018. The recommendation is equal to the 
fiscal year 2015 appropriation and $2,482,076 below the fiscal 
year 2016 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, 2015....................................        $508,000
Budget estimate, 2016...................................         516,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................         508,000

    The Committee recommends $508,000 for the expenses of the 
U.S. Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control. 
Established in 1985 by the Foreign Relations Authorization Act 
(Public Law 99-93), the Caucus was created to monitor and 
promote international compliance with narcotics control 
treaties and monitor and encourage U.S. Government and private 
programs seeking to expand international cooperation against 
drug abuse. The Caucus is composed of seven Senators, 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, 2015....................................      $6,250,000
Budget estimate, 2016...................................       8,750,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................       8,750,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $8,750,000 for 
expenses of the Office of the Secretary. The recommendation is 
$2,500,000 above the fiscal year 2015 appropriation and equal 
to the fiscal year 2016 request. Of the total provided, the 
Committee recommends an appropriation of $2,500,000 to remain 
available until expended for the Financial Management 
Information System Modernization and $4,350,000 to remain 
available until September 30, 2020, 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
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Committee
                Item                    2015 enacted     recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Departmental operating budget:
    Executive office................          $500,000          $500,000
    Administrative services.........         5,601,600         8,101,600
    Legislative services............           148,400           148,400
                                     -----------------------------------
      Total operating budget........        $6,250,000        $8,750,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Typical expenditures of the Secretary of the Senate 
include:
    Consultants.--Funding is provided for not to exceed two 
individual consultants as authorized by section 110 of Public 
Law 95-94, August 5, 1977, which amends section 101 of Public 
Law 95-26, May 4, 1977. Consultants employed under this 
authority shall not be paid in excess of the per diem 
equivalent of the highest gross rate of annual compensation 
which may be paid to employees of a standing committee of the 
Senate.
    Legal Reference Volumes.--Funding is provided to furnish 
U.S. Senators with volumes of the U.S. Code Annotated or U.S. 
Code service, pocket parts and supplements, as authorized by 
Public Law 92-51, July 9, 1971.
    The Disbursing Office is responsible for providing the U.S. 
Code Annotated or the U.S. Code Service to Senators when they 
assume office and upon receipt of a written request of a 
Senator.
    Contractual Legal and Administrative Services and 
Miscellaneous Expenses.--Funding is provided for various 
contractual, administrative, and miscellaneous expenses 
incurred by the Office of the Secretary. In addition, the 
Office of the Secretary has incurred various types of legal and 
other expenses which have been authorized by the Senate. 
Funding is provided for contractual and other expenses 
necessary to update and publish the Senate's legislative 
precedents and procedure documentation. Administrative services 
and miscellaneous expenses are housekeeping expenses of the 
Office of the Secretary.
    Travel and Registration Fees.--Funding is provided for 
travel expenses and registration fees incurred by the Secretary 
of the Senate and the employees of the Office of the Secretary. 
This line item excludes funding for travel expenses for the 
Federal Election Campaign Act under the Office of Public 
Records, which is provided separately under the authority of 
Public Law 92-342.
    The authority for the travel portion of this account was 
provided for by section 101 of Public Law 94-59, July 25, 1975.
    Orientation and Training.--Funding is provided for expenses 
incurred by the Secretary of the Senate to conduct orientation 
seminars or similar meetings for Senators, Senate officials, or 
members of staffs of Senators or Senate officials, not to 
exceed $30,000 under the authority of 2 U.S.C. 6514.
    The Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the 
Senate is also authorized under these provisions to conduct 
seminars or similar meetings in the same manner and to the same 
extent as the Office of the Secretary of the Senate.
    Postage.--This account also provides funding for postage 
for the Office of the Secretary of the Senate for special 
delivery, registered mail, and additional postage not covered 
under the frank.
    Education of Senate Pages.--Funding is provided for the 
education of Senate pages. Senate Resolution 184, July 29, 
1983, authorized the Secretary of the Senate to enter into a 
contract, agreement, or other arrangement with the board of 
education of the District of Columbia, or to provide such 
educational services and items in such other manner as the 
Secretary may deem appropriate. Public Law 98-125, October 13, 
1983, amended Public Law 98-51, July 14, 1983, striking out the 
heading and paragraph ``Education of Pages'' under the heading 
``Joint Items'', and redesignated the funds provided in Public 
Law 98-51.
    Stationery.--Funding is provided for stationery supplies 
for the Office of the Secretary of the Senate. The funds 
provided have been allocated to the various departments of the 
Office of the Secretary.
    Senate Commission on Art.--Funding is provided for the 
Senate Commission on Art, authorized by Public Law 100-696, 
November 18, 1988, to acquire any work of art, historical 
object, documents or material relating to historical matters, 
or exhibits for placement or exhibition within the Senate wing 
of the Capitol, any Senate office building, or in rooms, 
spaces, or corridors thereof, and to publish a Senate 
historical objects inventory and calendar of exhibits on 
display within the Senate wing of the Capitol and Senate office 
buildings.
    The Senate Commission on Art was formerly the Commission on 
Arts and Antiquities, which was authorized by Senate Resolution 
382, October 1, 1968, as amended by Senate Resolution 95, April 
1, 1977, and Senate Resolution 400, March 23, 1988.
    Representation Expenses.--Funding is provided, not to 
exceed $50,000, to the Secretary of the Senate to coordinate 
and carry out responsibilities in connection with foreign 
parliamentary groups or other foreign officials visiting the 
United States. Authorized by section 2 of Public Law 101-163, 
November 21, 1989.
    Office of Conservation and Preservation.--Funding is 
provided for the Office of Conservation and Preservation to 
develop and coordinate programs directly related to the 
conservation and protection of Senate records and materials for 
which the Secretary of the Senate has statutory authority.
    Book Preservation.--Funding is provided for the Office of 
Conservation and Preservation to use outside sources for the 
preservation and protection of the Senate book collection, 
including historically valuable documents under the care of the 
Secretary of the Senate.
    Office of Public Records.--Funding is provided for expenses 
of the Office of Public Records. This office has evolved 
through various pieces of legislation and various 
responsibilities authorized by the Federal Election Campaign 
Act, as amended, the Ethics in Government Act, as amended, and 
the Lobbying Disclosure Act, as amended. Public Law 92-342, 
July 10, 1972, authorizes the Secretary of the Senate to 
procure technical support services, consultants, use of 
detailed employees and travel expenses in carrying out her 
duties under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971. The 
Office of Public Records is mentioned for the first time in 
Public Law 93-145, November 1, 1973, which authorizes the 
Secretary of the Senate to appoint and fix the compensation of 
a superintendent and other positions for the Office of Public 
Records. In addition, under the authority of Public Law 95-521, 
October 26, 1978 (Ethics in Government Act) reports filed under 
section 101 shall be available for public inspection and a copy 
of the report shall be provided to any person upon request. Any 
person requesting a copy of a report may be required to pay a 
reasonable fee to cover the cost of reproduction. Any moneys 
received by the Secretary shall be deposited into the Office of 
Public Records Revolving Fund under the authority of Public Law 
101-163, November 21, 1989. The office also performs functions 
such as registration of mass mailings.
    Disbursing Office.--Funding is provided for expenses 
incurred in the operation of the disbursing office. Typical 
expenses for this office include online access charges for the 
Department of the Treasury systems, notary bonds, seals and 
supplies, necessary supplies in conjunction with the various 
machinery maintained in the office, which are not available in 
the stationery room, and necessary insurance policies required 
for the protection of the disbursing officer of the Senate for 
moneys assigned to his accountability.
    Office of Captioning Services.--Funding is provided for the 
closed captioning of the televised Senate floor proceedings for 
the hearing impaired. Closed captioning was first authorized 
under the authority of Public Law 101-163, November 21, 1989.
    Senate Chief Counsel for Employment.--Funding is provided 
for the Office of the Senate Chief Counsel for Employment. This 
office is a nonpartisan office formed in May 1993 at the 
direction of the joint leadership and is charged with providing 
legal advice and representation of Senate offices in all areas 
of employment law.

             SERGEANT AT ARMS AND DOORKEEPER OF THE SENATE

Appropriations, 2015....................................    $128,300,499
Budget estimate, 2016...................................     133,974,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................     130,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $130,000,000 
for expenses of the Sergeant at Arms, to remain available until 
September 30, 2020, which is $1,699,501 above the fiscal year 
2015 appropriation and $3,974,000 below the fiscal year 2016 
request.
    The following table compares the fiscal year 2016 Committee 
recommendation for the component categories within this account 
to the fiscal year 2016 budget request.

                             EXPENSES--OFFICE OF THE SERGEANT AT ARMS AND DOORKEEPER
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                                                                                     Committee
                                                                   2016 request   recommendation    Difference
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Capitol Division................................................      $9,903,000      $9,238,000       -$665,000
Operations Division.............................................      24,749,000      23,675,000      -1,074,000
Technology Development Services Division........................      44,650,000      44,010,000        -640,000
IT Support Services Division....................................      49,082,000      48,182,000        -900,000
Staff Offices Division..........................................       5,590,000       4,895,000        -695,000
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Total.....................................................    $133,974,000    $130,000,000      -3,974,000
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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, 2015....................................     $21,178,002
Budget estimate, 2016...................................      21,401,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................      21,390,270

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $21,390,270 
for miscellaneous items to remain available until September 30, 
2018. 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 2016 BUDGET--MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS APPORTIONMENT SCHEDULE
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                                                            Fiscal year 2016      Committee
                           Item                                  request       recommendation      Difference
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
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                 849,500           849,500  ................
 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...................................................             6,000             6,000  ................
Stationery................................................            16,500            16,500  ................
Communications............................................            72,000            72,000  ................
Consultants--including agency contributions (2 U.S.C. 6501         4,750,000         4,750,000  ................
 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              350,000           340,000           -10,000
     102-90, dated August 14, 1991 and 103-50, dated July
     2, 1993..............................................
    Training classes, conferences, and travel expenses as             22,000            21,270              -730
     authorized by Public Law 104-197, dated September 16,
     1996.................................................
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
        Total.............................................        21,401,000        21,390,270           -10,730
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\1\Postage Apportionment (Fiscal year 2016):
      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 2016):
      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 2016):
      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 2016 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, 2015....................................    $390,000,000
Budget estimate, 2016...................................     438,245,008
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................     390,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation for fiscal year 
2016 of $390,000,000 for the Senators' Official Personnel and 
Office Expense Account [SOPOEA]. The recommendation is equal to 
the fiscal year 2015 appropriation and $48,245,008 below the 
fiscal year 2016 request. Of the funding provided, $19,121,212 
is available until September 30, 2018.
    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 2016 totals 
$259,685,358.
    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 $18,921,212. Each Senator's office 
is allocated an amount for office expenses, as displayed in the 
following table. In addition, an amount of $200,000 is provided 
to cover additional expenses that may be incurred in the event 
of the death or resignation of a Senator, and to provide for 
transitional expenses during election years subject to 
regulations set by the Committee on Rules and Administration 
with respect to official mail.
    It should be noted that the amounts provided for the 
various components of the SOPOEA are interchangeable. Amounts 
provided for salaries may be used for expenses, and vice versa, 
subject to regulations set by the Committee on Rules and 
Administration with respect to official mail. It should also be 
noted that the figures in the following table are preliminary, 
and that official notification of member budgets is issued by 
the Financial Clerk of the Senate after enactment of this bill.
    The following table illustrates the several components of 
the SOPOEA.

                   SENATORS' OFFICIAL PERSONNEL AND OFFICE EXPENSE ALLOWANCE FISCAL YEAR 2016
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                                                  Administrative
                                                   and clerical     Legislative      O.O.E.A.          Total
                      State                         assistance      assistance    allowance  10/  allowance  10/
                                                  allowance  10/  allowance  10/      1/2015          1/2015
                                                      1/2015          1/2015
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Alabama.........................................       2,409,294         477,874         171,750       3,058,918
Alaska..........................................       2,409,294         477,874         237,320       3,124,488
Arizona.........................................       2,551,003         477,874         195,871       3,224,748
Arkansas........................................       2,409,294         477,874         158,588       3,045,756
California......................................       3,829,063         477,874         453,274       4,760,211
Colorado........................................       2,480,144         477,874         180,596       3,138,614
Connecticut.....................................       2,409,294         477,874         151,314       3,038,482
Delaware........................................       2,409,294         477,874         121,120       3,008,288
Florida.........................................       3,421,072         477,874         300,253       4,199,199
Georgia.........................................       2,834,426         477,874         205,809       3,518,109
Hawaii..........................................       2,409,294         477,874         264,118       3,151,286
Idaho...........................................       2,409,294         477,874         156,100       3,043,268
Illinois........................................       2,976,135         477,874         247,208       3,701,217
Indiana.........................................       2,551,003         477,874         181,330       3,210,207
Iowa............................................       2,409,294         477,874         159,025       3,046,193
Kansas..........................................       2,409,294         477,874         157,594       3,044,762
Kentucky........................................       2,409,294         477,874         165,659       3,052,827
Louisiana.......................................       2,409,294         477,874         174,918       3,062,086
Maine...........................................       2,409,294         477,874         139,185       3,026,353
Maryland........................................       2,480,144         477,874         163,035       3,121,053
Massachusetts...................................       2,551,003         477,874         184,925       3,213,802
Michigan........................................       2,834,426         477,874         216,556       3,528,856
Minnesota.......................................       2,480,144         477,874         176,855       3,134,873
Mississippi.....................................       2,409,294         477,874         157,995       3,045,163
Missouri........................................       2,551,003         477,874         184,091       3,212,968
Montana.........................................       2,409,294         477,874         152,759       3,039,927
Nebraska........................................       2,409,294         477,874         151,061       3,038,229
Nevada..........................................       2,409,294         477,874         167,063       3,054,231
New Hampshire...................................       2,409,294         477,874         134,932       3,022,100
New Jersey......................................       2,692,713         477,874         192,065       3,362,652
New Mexico......................................       2,409,294         477,874         157,543       3,044,711
New York........................................       3,421,072         477,874         302,628       4,201,574
North Carolina..................................       2,763,567         477,874         205,688       3,447,129
North Dakota....................................       2,409,294         477,874         141,713       3,028,881
Ohio............................................       2,905,283         477,874         234,612       3,617,769
Oklahoma........................................       2,409,294         477,874         169,202       3,056,370
Oregon..........................................       2,409,294         477,874         180,381       3,067,549
Pennsylvania....................................       2,976,135         477,874         242,313       3,696,322
Rhode Island....................................       2,409,294         477,874         130,813       3,017,981
South Carolina..................................       2,409,294         477,874         165,643       3,052,811
South Dakota....................................       2,409,294         477,874         142,767       3,029,935
Tennessee.......................................       2,551,003         477,874         184,144       3,213,021
Texas...........................................       3,738,396         477,874         356,292       4,572,562
Utah............................................       2,409,294         477,874         162,768       3,049,936
Vermont.........................................       2,409,294         477,874         128,460       3,015,628
Virginia........................................       2,692,713         477,874         185,373       3,355,960
Washington......................................       2,621,855         477,874         206,015       3,305,744
West Virginia...................................       2,409,294         477,874         137,696       3,024,864
Wisconsin.......................................       2,480,144         477,874         179,783       3,137,801
Wyoming.........................................       2,409,294         477,874         144,403       3,031,571
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
      TOTAL.....................................     129,842,679      23,893,700       9,460,606     163,196,985
                                                 ===============================================================
                                                              x2              x2              x2              x2
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
      GRAND TOTAL...............................     259,685,358      47,787,400      18,921,212     326,393,970
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    According to the most recent employment data compiled by 
the Secretary of the Senate, as of April 30, 2015, there were 
4,139 individuals employed in Senators' offices throughout the 
United States and covered by this appropriation.
    In addition to providing funds for compensation of 
employees within Senators' offices, this appropriation also 
provides for agency contributions for those employees; that is, 
the Senate's share, as an employer, of the various employee 
benefit programs for which Senate employees are eligible. These 
payments are mandatory, and fluctuate according to the programs 
in which employees are enrolled, the level of compensation, and 
the degree of participation. Budget requests for this account 
prepared by the Financial Clerk must be based on both 
experience and evaluation of trends. The fiscal year 2016 
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.

                       SENATE OFFICIAL MAIL COSTS

Appropriations, 2015....................................        $300,000
Budget estimate, 2016...................................         300,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................         300,000

    For the official mail costs of the Senate, the Committee 
recommends an appropriation of $300,000 which is equal to the 
fiscal year 2016 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 makes a technical correction to 2 
U.S.C. 6153 regarding funding for the Office of the Chaplain of 
the Senate.

                        House of Representatives

Appropriations, 2015....................................  $1,180,736,000
Budget estimate, 2016...................................   1,180,736,000
House allowance.........................................   1,180,736,000
Committee recommendation................................   1,180,736,000

    In keeping with the longstanding tradition of comity 
between the Houses on matters pertaining solely to one House, 
the Committee has included funds for the House of 
Representatives, and five administrative provisions related to 
the House of Representatives, as recommended by the House in 
H.R. 2250, as passed by the House on May 19, 2015. As this item 
pertains solely to the House, the Committee makes no 
independent judgment on the House allowance.

                              JOINT ITEMS


                        Joint Economic Committee

Appropriations, 2015....................................      $4,203,000
Budget estimate, 2016...................................       4,254,000
House allowance.........................................       4,203,000
Committee recommendation................................       4,203,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,203,000 for 
the Joint Economic Committee [JEC]. The recommendation is equal 
to the fiscal year 2015 appropriation and $51,000 below the 
fiscal year 2016 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 Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies, 2017

Appropriations, 2015....................................................
Budget estimate, 2016...................................................
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................      $1,250,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,250,000 for 
the 2017 Joint Congressional Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies 
[JCCIC]. This is the same level of funding that was provided 
for the JCCIC in fiscal year 2008 and $13,000 more than was 
provided for the JCCIC in fiscal year 2012.

                      Joint Committee on Taxation

Appropriations, 2015....................................     $10,095,000
Budget estimate, 2016...................................      10,300,000
House allowance.........................................      10,095,000
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 2015 
appropriation and $205,000 below the fiscal year 2016 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, 2015....................................      $3,371,000
Budget estimate, 2016...................................       3,797,000
House allowance.........................................       3,784,000
Committee recommendation................................       3,371,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,371,000 for 
the Office of the Attending Physician. The recommendation is 
equal to the fiscal year 2015 appropriation and $426,000 below 
the fiscal year 2016 request. The Office was first established 
by House Resolution 253, adopted December 5, 1928.

             Office of Congressional Accessibility Services

Appropriations, 2015....................................      $1,387,000
Budget estimate, 2016...................................       1,416,000
House allowance.........................................       1,387,000
Committee recommendation................................       1,387,000

    The Committee recommends $1,387,000 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, 2015....................................    $347,959,000
Budget estimate, 2016...................................     378,900,000
House allowance.........................................     369,000,000
Committee recommendation................................     366,465,499

    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 $366,465,499 for the USCP. The 
recommendation is $18,506,499 above the fiscal year 2015 
appropriation and $12,434,501 below the fiscal year 2016 
request.

                                Salaries

Appropriations, 2015....................................    $286,500,000
Budget estimate, 2016...................................     307,428,000
House allowance.........................................     300,000,000
Committee recommendation................................     300,000,000

    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 $300,000,000 and 2,145 FTEs for 
USCP salaries, which is $13,500,000 above the fiscal year 2015 
appropriation and $7,428,000 below the fiscal year 2016 
request. The total staffing level is expected to be 
approximately 1,775 sworn and 370 civilian staff under the 
Committee recommendation.
    USCP Office of Inspector General.--The Committee values the 
work of the USCP Office of Inspector General to investigate and 
report on waste, fraud, and abuse and to identify and make 
recommendations to improve USCP operations. The Committee 
includes funds to support not less than six FTEs within the 
USCP Office of Inspector General. The Committee notes that 
additional oversight of the USCP is conducted by the Government 
Accountability Office to supplement the work of the USCP Office 
of Inspector General, as needed.
    Overtime.--The Committee recommends no more than 
$30,928,000 for overtime in fiscal year 2016. This provides for 
approximately 502,223 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)........     $27,599,000          448,523
Unscheduled............................       1,240,000           20,000
LOC--non-reimbursable events...........         229,000            3,700
Conventions............................       1,860,000           30,000
                                        --------------------------------
      Total............................      30,928,000          502,223
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    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, 2015....................................     $61,459,000
Budget estimate, 2016...................................      71,472,000
House allowance.........................................      69,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      66,465,499

    Expenses include office supplies and equipment, 
communications, motor vehicles, uniforms and equipment, 
investigations, training, and miscellaneous items.
    The Committee recommends $66,465,499 for general expenses, 
which is $5,006,499 above the fiscal year 2015 appropriation 
and $5,006,501 below the fiscal year 2016 request.
    Training.--The Committee understands that over the course 
of the last several years, as budgets have been tightened 
across the Federal Government, the Capitol Police have 
sacrificed some training initiatives in order to maintain the 
current operational force and security of the Capitol campus. 
The Committee appreciates that the Capitol Police have 
prioritized restoring training funding within increases 
provided for fiscal years 2014 and 2015. The increase of 
$5,006,499 for fiscal year 2016 is provided in the general 
expenses account in order to ensure base funding for training 
activities in fiscal year 2016.
    The Committee supports the Department's efforts to provide 
quality training and development of its workforce. As such, the 
Committee encourages the Department to consider a rotation 
policy for sworn personnel, so that all sworn officers have the 
opportunity to gain additional experience through varied 
assignments. The Committee intends to maintain an open dialogue 
with the Department on this and any other management 
initiatives that may be necessary for the continued improvement 
of the officers' work environment.
    The Committee directs the Department to review duties 
currently performed by officers that can be done by civilians, 
so that USCP's highly trained officers may perform primarily 
sworn activities. Some areas for consideration are: the Command 
Center, Communications, training, firearms instruction, and 
Special Events. The Department shall report back to the 
Committee with a written report on its review within 120 days 
of enactment.
    Cell phones.--The Committee remains concerned by the use of 
cell phones and other electronic devices, as well as other 
distractions, while officers are on post. The Department is 
directed to continue to address this matter and report back to 
the Committee on its efforts to alleviate such distractions.
    Threat Vulnerabilities.--The Committee finds that it is 
critical to ensure that the USCP is taking every possible step 
to protect the Capitol now and also to prepare to implement 
emerging technology and operational capabilities that will 
decrease our potential vulnerability to threats in the future.
    Within 60 days of enactment, USCP is directed to submit a 
report to the Committee detailing: (1) USCP's engagement with 
its operational partners, such as the Department of Defense, 
United States Secret Service, and the United States Park 
Police, on preparation for potential emerging threats, 
including regularly scheduled meetings and joint exercises; and 
(2) USCP's coordination with its partners and research on best 
practices related to threat responses currently available or 
soon becoming available.
    Finally, the USCP is directed to keep the Committee 
immediately and fully apprised of resource and operational 
needs as emerging threats to the Capitol evolve and to robustly 
engage with leaders in Federal and commercial research and 
development on technology to counter potential emerging 
threats.

                        Administrative Provision

    Sec. 1001. This provision allows for the deposit of 
reimbursements for law enforcement assistance in connection 
with an activity that was not sponsored by Congress.

                          OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE


                         Salaries and Expenses

Appropriations, 2015....................................      $3,959,000
Budget estimate, 2016...................................       4,020,000
House allowance.........................................       3,959,000
Committee recommendation................................       3,959,000

    The Office of Compliance [OOC] is an independent 
nonpartisan agency established to administer and enforce the 
Congressional Accountability Act [CAA]. The OOC administers the 
dispute resolution system established to resolve disagreements 
that arise under the CAA; carries out an education and training 
program for the regulated community on the rights and 
responsibilities of the CAA; and advises Congress on needed 
changes and amendments to the CAA. The OOC General Counsel has 
independent investigatory and enforcement authority for certain 
violations of the CAA.
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,959,000 for 
the salaries and expenses of the OOC, which is equal to the 
fiscal year 2015 enacted level and $61,000 below the fiscal 
year 2016 request.
    The Office of Compliance is directed to develop a pilot 
project with the Library of Congress [LOC] to provide all LOC 
employees an opportunity to avail themselves of the 
administrative dispute resolution processes under the statutory 
protections afforded legislative branch employees by the 
Congressional Accountability Act [CAA], including counseling, 
mediation, and administrative hearings with recommended 
decisions. The Office of Compliance is directed to provide an 
interim report to the Committee by December 1, 2015, concerning 
those employees who have started in the pilot project by that 
date. The report will include an analysis of the pilot project 
and make recommendations on the costs, benefits and 
implications of extending Congressional Accountability Act 
coverage to the Library of Congress. Information revealed 
during this period shall be included in the report to the 
extent pertinent to the complaint process, the application of 
CAA to the Library and employee/management relations generally, 
but only in a manner that maintains employee confidentiality 
where desired. The Library of Congress shall cooperate with the 
Office of Compliance as needed to facilitate the production of 
this report, and shall advise its employees of the availability 
of these administrative services during this period. The 
Library shall further advise employees that those participating 
in counseling may do so confidentially, and may participate in 
counseling, mediation, and the administrative hearing process 
without fear of reprisal. The LOC will reimburse the Office of 
Compliance for additional costs associated with this pilot 
project that are not already appropriated for this purpose.

                      CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE


                         Salaries and Expenses

Appropriations, 2015....................................     $45,700,000
Budget estimate, 2016...................................      47,270,000
House allowance.........................................      47,270,000
Committee recommendation................................      45,700,000

    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 $45,700,000 
for the CBO. The recommendation is equal to the fiscal year 
2015 appropriation and $1,570,000 below the fiscal year 2016 
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 
$579,383,000 for all activities of the Architect of the 
Capitol. The recommendation is $20,878,000 below the fiscal 
year 2015 appropriation and $82,374,687 below the fiscal year 
2016 request.
    The following table compares the Committee recommendation 
for the AOC accounts to the fiscal year 2016 request.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Fiscal year 2016      Committee
                           Item                                  request       recommendation      Difference
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Capitol Construction and Operations.......................       $95,396,000       $91,589,000       -$3,807,000
Capitol Building..........................................        58,052,000        45,546,000       -12,506,000
Capitol Grounds...........................................        15,273,000        11,973,000        -3,300,000
Senate Office Buildings...................................        84,748,000        84,221,000          -527,000
House Office Buildings\1\.................................       160,282,000       159,962,000          -320,000
Capitol Power Plant.......................................       120,803,000       101,601,000       -19,202,000
Library Buildings and Grounds.............................        65,800,687        29,132,000       -36,668,687
Capitol Police Buildings, Grounds, and Security...........        28,247,000        22,535,000        -5,712,000
Botanic Garden............................................        12,113,000        11,980,000          -133,000
Capitol Visitor Center....................................        21,043,000        20,844,000          -199,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Total...............................................       661,757,687       579,383,000       -82,374,687
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\Level recommended by the House in H.R. 2250, as passed by the House on May 19, 2015. The Committee made no
  alteration to this amount.

    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 2014. 
An unmodified opinion is the highest rating that may be 
received from an external auditor, and the AOC has earned this 
rating for 10 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.
    Notification to Members of Congress.--The Committee is 
aware of the enormous challenges facing the Architect of the 
Capitol (AOC) as stewards of the buildings and grounds across 
the Capitol complex that are many decades and even centuries 
old. These symbols of American democracy are suffering from 
deteriorating and falling stone, aging infrastructure, and 
safety issues that must be addressed in order to protect the 
Members of Congress and staff who work in these buildings and 
the millions of visitors welcomed here every year. The 
Committee recognizes that the tasks at hand are not simple and 
commends the AOC for its excellent management of these 
projects. As all Members of Congress are impacted by the daily 
work performed by AOC and its contractors, the Committee 
expects the AOC to proactively keep all Members of Congress 
informed of current, on-going and planned future projects 
across the Capitol campus. When appropriate, this update should 
include a situational awareness outlook to projects on the 
horizon.

                  Capitol Construction and Operations

Appropriations, 2015....................................     $91,455,000
Budget estimate, 2016...................................      95,396,000
House allowance.........................................      90,946,000
Committee recommendation................................      91,589,000

    The Capitol 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. This 
appropriation was previously titled ``General Administration''.
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $91,589,000 
for general administration. The recommendation is $134,000 
above the fiscal year 2015 appropriation and $3,807,000 below 
the fiscal year 2016 request.
    The following table displays the budget detail.

                   CAPITOL CONSTRUCTION AND OPERATIONS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Fiscal Year 2016 Operating Budget
 
Payroll.................................     $56,818,000     $56,094,000
Administrative..........................       6,009,000       5,621,000
Architectural and Engineering...........       2,319,000       2,280,000
Construction Services...................          66,000          65,000
Curator Services........................         220,000         215,000
Electronic Systems......................         823,000         805,000
Facilities Maintenance..................       1,044,000       1,023,000
Information Resource Management.........      22,681,000      20,234,000
Inspector General.......................         877,000         864,000
Jurisdiction Centralized Activities.....       2,116,000       2,015,000
Safety Engineering Operations and              2,423,000       2,373,000
 Maintenance............................
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      95,396,000      91,589,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Capitol Construction and         95,396,000      91,589,000
       Operations.......................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                            Capitol Building

Appropriations, 2015....................................     $54,665,000
Budget estimate, 2016...................................      58,052,000
House allowance.........................................      46,737,000
Committee recommendation................................      45,546,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $45,546,000 
for necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and operation 
of the Capitol, which is $9,119,000 below the fiscal year 2015 
appropriation and $12,506,000 below the fiscal year 2016 
request. Of the amount recommended, $21,237,000 shall remain 
available until September 30, 2020.
    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 2016 Operating Budget
Payroll.................................     $20,745,000     $20,525,000
Facilities Maintenance..................       3,289,000       3,120,000
Furniture Repair........................          52,000          50,000
Jurisdiction Centralized Activities.....         656,000         614,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      24,742,000      24,309,000
                                         ===============================
 
     Fiscal Year 2016 Project Budget
 
Exterior Stone & Metal Preservation,          14,287,000      14,287,000
 South Extension, Phase IIB.............
Fiscal Year 2017 Presidential Inaugural        4,950,000       4,950,000
 Stands & Support Facilities............
Senate Reception Room Restoration &            4,025,000  ..............
 Conservation...........................
Domestic Water, Storm, Sanitary & Vent         3,339,000  ..............
 Piping Replacement.....................
Brumidi Corridors Restoration &                2,610,000  ..............
 Conservation Plan......................
Conservation of Fine and Architectural           599,000  ..............
 Art....................................
Minor Construction......................       3,500,000       2,000,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........      33,310,000      21,237,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Capitol Building...........      58,052,000      45,546,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                            Capitol Grounds

Appropriations, 2015....................................     $11,973,000
Budget estimate, 2016...................................      15,273,000
House allowance.........................................      11,880,000
Committee recommendation................................      11,973,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $11,973,000 
for Capitol Grounds for the care and improvements of the 
grounds surrounding the Capitol, the Senate and House office 
buildings, and the Capitol Power Plant. The recommendation is 
equal to the fiscal year 2015 appropriation and $3,300,000 
below the fiscal year 2016 request. Of the amount recommended, 
$2,000,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2020.
    The following table displays the budget detail:

                             CAPITOL GROUNDS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
    Fiscal Year 2016 Operating Budget
 
Payroll.................................      $6,835,000      $6,767,000
Grounds Maintenance.....................       2,990,000       2,924,000
Jurisdiction Centralized Activities.....         288,000         282,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      10,113,000       9,973,000
                                         ===============================
 
     Fiscal Year 2016 Project Budget
 
Summerhouse Restoration.................       2,298,000  ..............
Capitol Square Infrastructure Repair....         862,000  ..............
Minor Construction......................       2,000,000       2,000,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........       5,160,000       2,000,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Capitol Grounds............      15,273,000      11,973,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                        Senate Office Buildings

Appropriations, 2015....................................     $94,313,000
Budget estimate, 2016...................................      84,748,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................      84,221,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $84,221,000 
for maintenance of the Senate office buildings. The 
recommendation is $10,092,000 below the fiscal year 2015 
appropriation and $527,000 below the fiscal year 2016 request. 
Of the amount recommended, $26,283,000 shall remain available 
until September 30, 2020.
    The following table displays the budget detail:

                         SENATE OFFICE BUILDINGS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Fiscal Year 2016 Operating Budget
 
Payroll.................................     $42,667,000     $42,293,000
Facilities Maintenance..................       5,900,000       5,770,000
Furniture Repair........................       1,473,000       1,450,000
Jurisdiction Centralized Activities.....       8,425,000       8,425,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      58,465,000      57,938,000
                                         ===============================
 
     Fiscal Year 2016 Project Budget
 
Exterior Envelope Repair & Restoration,       10,182,000      10,182,000
 Phase III, West Facade, RSOB...........
Senate Underground Garage Renovations &        8,200,000       8,200,000
 Landscape Restoration, Phase IB........
Kitchen Exhaust System Upgrade, Phase          1,732,000       1,732,000
 III, DSOB & RSOB.......................
Exterior Envelope Rehabilitation, HSOB..       1,169,000       1,169,000
Minor Construction......................       5,000,000       5,000,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........      26,283,000      26,283,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Senate Office Buildings....      84,748,000      84,221,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                         House Office Buildings

Appropriations, 2015....................................    $159,447,000
Budget estimate, 2016...................................     160,282,000
House allowance.........................................     159,962,000
Committee recommendation................................     159,962,000

    In keeping with the longstanding tradition of comity 
between the Houses on matters pertaining solely to one House, 
the Committee has included funds for House office buildings at 
the level recommended by the House in H.R. 2250, as passed by 
the House on May 19, 2015. As this item pertains solely to the 
House, the Committee makes no independent judgment on the House 
allowance.

                          Capitol Power Plant

Appropriations, 2015....................................     $90,652,000
Budget estimate, 2016...................................     120,803,000
House allowance.........................................      91,550,000
Committee recommendation................................     101,601,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $101,601,000 
for the operations of the Capitol Power Plant. This is 
supplemented by $9,000,000 in reimbursements, for a total of 
$110,601,000. The recommendation is $10,949,000 above the 
fiscal year 2015 appropriation and $19,202,000 below the fiscal 
year 2016 request. Of the amount provided, $19,635,000 shall 
remain available until September 30, 2020.
    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 2016 ESTIMATED UTILITY COSTS
                        [In thousands of dollars]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               Cost
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Purchase of electrical energy...........................          32,461
Purchase of natural gas.................................          16,750
Purchase of steam.......................................             630
Purchase of chilled water...............................           1,417
Purchase of oil.........................................           2,591
Purchase of solid fuel..................................             500
Water and Sewer payments................................           6,869
Utilities for Postal Square.............................             721
Energy Saving Performance Contracts.....................           9,256
                                                         ---------------
      Total.............................................          71,195
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    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 2016 Operating Budget
 
Payroll...............................      $9,762,000       $9,648,000
Jurisdiction Centralized Activities...         242,000          237,000
Plant Operations & Maintenance........       9,915,000        9,712,000
Safety Engineering Operations and              177,000          174,000
 Maintenance..........................
Utilities.............................      62,195,000       62,195,000
                                       ---------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget......      82,291,000       81,966,000
                                       =================================
 
    Fiscal Year 2016 Project Budget
 
WRP Chiller System Replacement, RPR,        29,190,000       16,010,000
 Phase IIIA, CPP......................
Roof Replacement, PPBP & PPGP.........       3,697,000   ...............
Cogeneration Management Program.......       1,625,000        1,625,000
Minor Construction....................       4,000,000        2,000,000
                                       ---------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget........      38,512,000       19,635,000
                                       =================================
      Total, Capitol Power Plant......     120,803,000      101,601,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                     Library Buildings and Grounds

Appropriations, 2015....................................     $42,180,000
Budget estimate, 2016...................................      65,800,687
House allowance.........................................      36,589,000
Committee recommendation................................      29,132,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $29,132,000 
for the care and maintenance of the Library buildings and 
grounds by the Architect of the Capitol, of which $3,994,000 
shall remain available until September 30, 2020. The 
recommendation is $13,048,000 below the fiscal year 2015 
appropriation and $36,668,687 below the fiscal year 2016 
request.
    The following table displays the budget detail:

                      LIBRARY BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
    Fiscal Year 2016 Operating Budget
 
Payroll.................................     $16,740,687     $16,545,000
Facilities Maintenance..................       8,431,000       8,263,000
Jurisdiction Centralized Activities.....         340,000         330,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      25,511,687      25,138,000
                                         ===============================
 
     Fiscal Year 2016 Project Budget
 
North Exit Stair B, Phase II, TJB.......      15,308,000  ..............
East and West Pavilion Roof Replacement,       6,119,000  ..............
 TJB....................................
Direct Digital Controls Upgrades, Phase        4,321,000  ..............
 III, JMMB..............................
Elevator Modernization, JMMB MC1-MC4;          3,916,000  ..............
 JAB 13-14..............................
Emergency Lighting System Upgrade, JAB..       3,331,000  ..............
Collection Storage Modules 6&7, Ft.            1,994,000       1,994,000
 Meade, LOC.............................
South Stair E, Phase I, Expansion              1,350,000  ..............
 Shelving Renovations, TJB..............
Roof Repairs, TJB.......................         887,000  ..............
Fire Alarm and Audibility Upgrade, JMMB.         563,000  ..............
Minor Construction......................       2,500,000       2,000,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........      40,289,000       3,994,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Library Buildings & Grounds      65,800,687      29,132,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

            Capitol Police Buildings, Grounds, and Security

Appropriations, 2015....................................     $19,159,000
Budget estimate, 2016...................................      28,247,000
House allowance.........................................      22,058,000
Committee recommendation................................      22,535,000

    The Committee recommends $22,535,000 for Capitol Police 
Buildings, Grounds, and Security, which is $3,376,000 above the 
fiscal year 2015 appropriation and $5,712,000 below the fiscal 
year 2016 request. Of this amount, $4,376,000 shall remain 
available until September 30, 2020.
    The following table displays the budget detail:

             CAPITOL POLICE BUILDINGS, GROUNDS, AND SECURITY
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
    Fiscal Year 2016 Operating Budget
 
Payroll.................................      $2,264,000      $2,243,000
Facilities Maintenance..................       8,469,000       8,095,000
Furniture Repair........................          77,000          75,000
Jurisdiction Centralized Activities.....       8,036,000       7,746,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      18,846,000      18,159,000
                                         ===============================
 
     Fiscal Year 2016 Project Budget
 
Power Switchgear Replacement, USCP HQ...       3,525,000  ..............
Critical Electrical Infrastructure             3,376,000       3,376,000
 Upgrade, ACF...........................
Minor Construction......................       2,500,000       1,000,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........       9,401,000       4,376,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Capitol Police Buildings &       28,247,000      22,535,000
       Grounds..........................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                             Botanic Garden

Appropriations, 2015....................................     $15,573,000
Budget estimate, 2016...................................      12,113,000
House allowance.........................................      11,892,000
Committee recommendation................................      11,980,000

    The Committee recommends $11,980,000 for salaries and 
expenses of the Botanic Garden. The recommendation is 
$3,593,000 below the fiscal year 2015 appropriation and 
$133,000 below the fiscal year 2016 request. Of this amount, 
$2,100,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2020.
    The following table displays the budget detail:

                             BOTANIC GARDEN
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
    Fiscal Year 2016 Operating Budget
 
Payroll.................................      $6,399,000      $6,338,000
Exhibits................................         409,000         400,000
Facilities Maintenance..................       2,243,000       2,200,000
Jurisdiction Centralized Activities.....         962,000         942,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      10,013,000       9,880,000
                                         ===============================
 
     Fiscal Year 2016 Project Budget
 
Minor Construction......................       2,100,000       2,100,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........       2,100,000       2,100,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Botanic Garden.............      12,113,000      11,980,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                         Capitol Visitor Center

Appropriations, 2015....................................     $20,844,000
Budget estimate, 2016...................................      21,043,000
House allowance.........................................      20,557,000
Committee recommendation................................      20,844,000

    The Committee recommends a total of $20,844,000 for the 
operation of the Capitol Visitor Center. The recommendation is 
equal to the fiscal year 2015 appropriation and $199,000 below 
the fiscal year 2016 request.
    The following table displays the budget detail:

                         CAPITOL VISITOR CENTER
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
    Fiscal Year 2016 Operating Budget
 
Payroll.................................     $17,209,000     $17,090,000
Information Resource Management.........       1,152,000       1,131,000
Jurisdiction Centralized Activities.....         398,000         391,000
Visitor Services........................       2,284,000       2,232,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      21,043,000      20,844,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Capitol Visitor Center.....      21,043,000      20,844,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                       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 authorizes acquisition, at no 
cost, of certain acreage at Fort George Meade from the Maryland 
State Highway Administration.

                          LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

    The Library of Congress is the Nation's oldest cultural 
institution and largest repository of human knowledge in the 
world. It is the main research arm of the United States 
Congress. Its mission is to support the Congress in fulfilling 
its constitutional duties and to further the progress of 
knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American 
people. The Library's collections include more than 147 million 
artifactual items (books, photographs, maps, sound recordings, 
films, sheet music, legal materials) in 470 languages. Digital 
technology is transforming the way the Library does its work, 
and the institution plays an important leadership role in 
superimposing digital library collections and services on those 
that are analog based. The Library of Congress houses the 
Congressional Research Service, U.S. Copyright Office, National 
Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Law 
Library of Congress, and numerous other programs and services.
    The Committee recommends a total of $593,163,000 for the 
Library of Congress, an increase of $2,242,000 above the fiscal 
year 2015 appropriation and $31,339,000 below the fiscal year 
2016 request.
    In addition to the appropriation, the Library estimates 
receipts of $42,127,000, funds from gifts and trusts totaling 
$12,229,000, and reimbursable and revolving funds totaling 
$186,015,000. Total funds available to support Library 
operations, including the Architect of the Capitol account, are 
expected to be approximately $622,295,000 in fiscal year 2016 
under the Committee recommendation.

                         Salaries and Expenses

Appropriations, 2015:
    Salaries and expenses...............................    $419,357,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................      -6,350,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................     413,007,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Budget estimate, 2016:
    Salaries and expenses...............................    $443,370,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................      -6,350,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................     438,020,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
House allowance:
    Salaries and expenses...............................    $419,357,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................      -6,350,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................     413,007,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Committee recommendation:
    Salaries and expenses...............................    $421,607,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................      -6,350,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................     415,257,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $415,257,000 
for salaries and expenses of the Library of Congress and 
approves authority to spend receipts of $6,350,000 in fiscal 
year 2016, for a total of $421,607,000. The recommendation is 
$2,250,000 above the fiscal year 2015 appropriation and 
$22,763,000 below the fiscal year 2016 request. This amount 
provides for 2,492 FTEs, which may be shifted among PPAs within 
this appropriation. The amount recommended includes $750,000 to 
begin the financial management system upgrade, $1,500,000 for 
the national collection stewardship program, and $8,231,000 for 
the digital collections and education curricula program.
    Veterans History Project.--The Committee recommends an 
appropriation of $2,041,000 for the Library of Congress' 
Veterans History Project [VHP], which is consistent with the 
fiscal year 2016 request. VHP oversees a nationwide effort to 
build an archive of oral histories, from World War I through 
current conflicts, by collecting, preserving, and making 
available the personal stories of American war veterans and the 
civilian workers who support them. The VHP collection includes 
submissions from every State and is the largest oral history 
project in the United States. In fiscal year 2014, through an 
active national outreach effort to volunteer organizations, 
institutions, and individuals across the country, VHP gained 
new participants and acquired 5,535 new collections.
    Teaching with Primary Sources.--The Committee recommends an 
appropriation of $8,231,000 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 2014, the 
Library treated more than 5.6 million books, serials, prints, 
photographs, and other high value, high use, and at-risk items. 
In 2015, the Library and the Architect of the Capitol will 
begin 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.
    Information Technology Management.--The Committee is 
concerned about Government Accountability Office [GAO] findings 
related to the Library's information technology management 
(GAO-15-315). In particular, GAO noted a lack of central 
leadership and oversight at the Library, which has resulted in 
duplicative, overlapping, and inefficient information 
technology policies and investments. The Committee notes that 
GAO provided a number of specific recommendations to strengthen 
the management of information technology. The Committee finds 
that it is critical that the Library efficiently acquire, 
protect and make accessible its digital material, as well as 
effectively manage its overall information technology 
infrastructure. The Committee is encouraged by initial steps 
the Library has taken to strengthen its leadership and 
communicate constructively. The Committee directs the Library 
to provide quarterly updates on progress to strengthen its 
information technology management and processes, including key 
milestones and schedule for addressing specific GAO 
recommendations.

                            Copyright Office


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2015:
    Salaries and expenses...............................     $54,303,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................     -33,582,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................      20,721,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Budget estimate, 2016:
    Salaries and expenses...............................     $58,875,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................     -35,777,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................      23,098,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
House allowance:
    Salaries and expenses...............................     $57,008,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................     -35,777,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................      21,231,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Committee recommendation:
    Salaries and expenses...............................     $56,490,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................     -35,777,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................      20,713,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________

    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 
$20,713,000 for the Copyright Office and approves authority to 
spend receipts of $35,777,000 in fiscal year 2016, for a total 
of $56,490,000. The recommendation is $8,000 below the fiscal 
year 2015 appropriation and $2,385,000 below the fiscal year 
2016 request.
    Modernization.--The Committee recognizes the vital and 
expanding role of the Copyright Office in our economy. In 
particular, the Committee finds that digital technologies have 
profoundly changed the copyright marketplace and that, as a 
result of these changes, the Copyright Office's role is 
different than when it was originally founded and housed within 
the Library of Congress in 1870. The Committee finds that it is 
necessary to ensure that effective, efficient, and secure 
systems are in place at the Copyright Office to support the 
needs of all copyright-related industries. The Committee notes 
that, in addition to ongoing technological and process 
improvements, modernization of the Copyright Office could 
include proposed alternatives to its current structure and 
location within the Library of Congress. The Committee 
encourages an open dialogue to consider all options that allow 
for a thriving and efficient Copyright Office in the modern 
economy.

                     Congressional Research Service


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2015....................................    $106,945,000
Budget estimate, 2016...................................     111,956,000
House allowance.........................................     106,945,000
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 2015 appropriation and $5,011,000 
below the fiscal year 2016 request.

             Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2015....................................     $50,248,000
Budget estimate, 2016...................................      51,428,000
House allowance.........................................      50,248,000
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, 57 regional 
libraries in 49 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, 
and the U.S. Virgin Islands house and circulate books and 
magazines to eligible readers. Eighty-one subregional libraries 
in 15 States, and Guam, assist at the local public library 
level. Fifty-three of the regional libraries and four separate 
cooperating agencies distribute sound reproducers. Two multi-
State centers, under contract to the National Library Service, 
store and distribute books and other materials in their 
geographical region. The program supports a readership of 
approximately 900,000.
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $50,248,000 
for salaries and expenses for Books for the Blind and 
Physically Handicapped. The recommendation is equal to the 
fiscal year 2015 appropriation and $1,180,000 below the fiscal 
year 2016 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 
one million searchable titles, including the Budget of the U.S. 
Government, the Code of Federal Regulations, the Congressional 
Record, and congressional bills, hearings, and reports. GPO 
also provides access to Government information in digital 
format through apps, eBooks, and related technologies. In April 
of 2014, GPO surpassed the milestone of one billion electronic 
retrievals from its Federal Digital System [FDsys], symbolizing 
the evolution of how Americans access information in the 
digital era.

                        Congressional Publishing

Appropriations, 2015....................................     $79,736,000
Budget estimate, 2016...................................      79,736,000
House allowance.........................................      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 2015 
appropriation and the 2016 request.
    The following table compares the component categories 
within this account for fiscal year 2015 and the fiscal year 
2016 request. The Committee has not recommended separate 
amounts for each activity in order to give the GPO the 
flexibility to meet changing requirements.

                                            CONGRESSIONAL PUBLISHING
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                           Fiscal year 2015   Fiscal year 2016      Committee
                                                                enacted          requested       recommendation
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Congressional Record Publications........................      $21,400,000        $23,399,000        $23,399,000
Miscellaneous publications...............................        4,287,000          4,134,000          4,134,000
Miscellaneous publishing and services....................       16,006,000         16,362,000         16,362,000
Details to Congress......................................        5,172,000          5,172,000          5,172,000
Document envelopes and document franks...................        1,050,000          1,127,000          1,127,000
Business and committee calendars.........................        2,563,000          3,625,000          3,625,000
Bills, resolutions, and amendments.......................        4,611,000          4,165,000          4,165,000
Committee reports........................................        3,082,000          3,318,000          3,318,000
Documents................................................        3,176,000          2,677,000          2,677,000
Hearings.................................................       19,925,000         20,689,000         20,689,000
Committee prints.........................................        1,397,000          1,082,000          1,082,000
Transfers................................................       (2,933,000)        (6,014,000)       (6,014,000)
                                                          ------------------------------------------------------
      Total..............................................       79,736,000         79,736,000         79,736,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Public Information Programs of the Office of Superintendent of 
                               Documents


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2015....................................     $31,500,000
Budget estimate, 2016...................................      30,500,000
House allowance.........................................      30,500,000
Committee recommendation................................      30,500,000

    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 $30,500,000 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 2015 appropriation and equal 
to the fiscal year 2016 request.

    Government Publishing Office Business Operations Revolving Fund

Appropriations, 2015....................................      $8,757,000
Budget estimate, 2016...................................       9,764,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................       8,764,000

    The Committee recommends $8,764,000 for the Government 
Publishing Office [GPO] Business Operations Revolving Fund. The 
recommendation is $7,000 above the fiscal year 2015 
appropriation and $1,000,000 below the fiscal year 2016 
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 the GPO is able to meet the increased 
work demands and continually reduce costs is through its 
constant focus on capital investments to modernize information 
systems, production equipment, and major facility repairs. The 
Committee supports the GPO's continued development of its 
Federal Digital System and its other information technology 
systems given that these efforts continue to reduce costs.

                    GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE


                         Salaries and Expenses

Appropriations, 2015....................................    $522,000,000
Budget estimate, 2016...................................     553,058,000
House allowance.........................................     522,000,000
Committee recommendation................................     525,000,000

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office [GAO] is an 
independent nonpartisan agency that was established by the 
Budget and Accounting Act of 1921 to act as an auditor for 
Congress and investigate how the Federal Government spends 
taxpayer dollars.
    The function of the GAO includes auditing agency operations 
to determine whether Federal funds are being spent efficiently 
and effectively; investigating allegations of illegal and 
improper activities; reporting on how well Government programs 
and policies are meeting their objectives; performing policy 
analyses and outlining options for congressional consideration; 
and issuing legal decisions and opinions, such as bid protest 
rulings and reports on agency rules.
    The Committee recommends funding of $525,000,000 for 
salaries and expenses of the Government Accountability Office. 
The recommendation is $3,000,000 above the fiscal year 2015 
appropriation and $28,058,000 below the fiscal year 2016 
request.
    Additionally, $25,450,000 is authorized in offsetting 
collections derived from rent receipts and reimbursements for 
conducting financial audits of Government corporations, for a 
total of $550,450,000.
    Technology Assessment.--The Committee commends the GAO for 
implementing a new strategic plan for its technology assessment 
program that expands the scale and scope of its assessment 
analysis. To further enhance the GAO's technology assessment 
capabilities in fiscal year 2016, the Committee encourages GAO 
to focus hiring efforts on increasing technology assessment 
staff capacity.

                        Administrative Provision

    Sec. 1301. This provision authorizes details of personnel 
to the Government Accountability Office.

                OPEN WORLD LEADERSHIP CENTER TRUST FUND

Appropriations, 2015....................................      $5,700,000
Budget estimate, 2016...................................       8,000,000
House allowance.........................................................
Committee recommendation................................       5,700,000

    The Committee recommends $5,700,000 as a payment to the 
Open World Leadership Center Trust Fund, which is equal to the 
fiscal year 2015 appropriation and $2,300,000 below the fiscal 
year 2016 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, 2015....................................        $430,000
Budget estimate, 2016...................................         430,000
House allowance.........................................         430,000
Committee recommendation................................         430,000

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

                                TITLE II

                           GENERAL PROVISIONS

    Included are several routine general provisions carried 
annually in the bill (sections 201-210), 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.
    Section 209 authorizes battery recharging stations at the 
Library of Congress.
    Section 210 is related to the cost of living adjustment for 
Members of Congress.

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

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

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

    Pursuant to paragraph 7(c) of rule XXVI, on June 11, 2015, 
the Committee ordered favorably reported a bill (H.R. 2250) 
making appropriations for the legislative branch for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2016, and for other purposes, 
provided, that the bill be subject to further amendment and 
that the bill be consistent with its budget allocation, by a 
recorded vote of 27-3, a quorum being present. The vote was as 
follows:
        Yeas                          Nays
Chairman Cochran                    Mrs. Murray
Mr. McConnell                       Mr. Reed
Mr. Shelby                          Mr. Tester
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. Feinstein
Mr. Durbin
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 31--MONEY AND FINANCE


                          SUBTITLE I--GENERAL


              Chapter 7--Government Accountability Office


                       Subchapter III--Personnel


Sec. 731. General

    (a) * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    (j) Funds appropriated to the Government Accountability 
Office for salaries and expenses are available for meals and 
other related reasonable expenses incurred in connection with 
recruitment.

    (k) Federal Government Details.--The activities of the 
Government Accountability Office may, in the reasonable 
discretion of the Comptroller General, be carried out by 
sending or receiving details of personnel to other branches or 
agencies of the Federal Government, on a reimbursable, 
partially-reimbursable, or nonreimbursable basis.
                                ------                                


    LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 1991, PUBLIC LAW 101-520


                   TITLE I--CONGRESSIONAL OPERATIONS


SENATE

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


    Section 1. (a)(1)  * * *

    (b)(1) * * *

    (2) The Chairman of the Majority or Minority Conference 
Committee of the Senate may, during any fiscal year, at his or 
her election transfer funds from the appropriation account for 
expenses, within the contingent fund of the Senate, for the 
Majority and Minority Conference Committees of the Senate, to 
the account from which salaries are payable for such 
committees.

    (c)(1) The Chaplain of the Senate may, during any fiscal 
year, at the election of the Chaplain of the Senate, transfer 
funds from the appropriation account for salaries for the 
Office of the Chaplain of the Senate to the account, within the 
contingent fund of the Senate, from which expenses are payable 
for the Office of the Chaplain.

    (2) The Chaplain of the Senate may, during any fiscal year, 
at the election of the Chaplain of the Senate, transfer funds 
from the appropriation account for expenses, within the 
contingent fund of the Senate, for the Office of the Chaplain 
to the account from which salaries are payable for the Office 
of the Chaplain of the Senate.

    [(c)] (d) Any funds transferred under this section shall 
be--

            (1) available for expenditure by such committee or 
        the Office of the Chaplain of the Senate, as the case 
        may be, in like manner and for the same purposes as are 
        other moneys which are available for expenditure by 
        such committee or the Office of the Chaplain of the 
        Senate, as the case may be,from the account to which 
        the funds were transferred; and

            (2) made at such time or times as the Chairman or 
        the Chaplain of the Senate, as the case may be, shall 
        specify in writing to the Senate Disbursing Office.

    [(d)] (e) The Chairman of a committee transferring funds 
under this section shall notify the Committee on Appropriations 
of the Senate of the transfer.
                                ------                                


                SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2001, 
                           PUBLIC LAW 107-20


              TITLE II--OTHER SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS


                               CHAPTER 8


                           LEGISLATIVE BRANCH


                          CAPITOL POLICE BOARD


                             Capitol Police


                        ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISION

    Sec. 2802. (a)(1) Any funds received by the Capitol Police 
as reimbursement for law enforcement assistance from any 
Federal, State, or local government agency (including any 
agency of the [District of Columbia)] District of Columbia), 
shall be deposited in the United States Treasury for credit to 
the appropriation for ``general expenses'' under the heading 
``Capitol Police Board'', or ``security enhancements'' under 
the heading ``Capitol Police Board''.

    (2) Funds deposited under this subsection may be expended 
by the Capitol Police Board for any authorized purpose, 
including overtime pay expenditures relating to [law 
enforcement assistance to any Federal, State, or local 
government agency (including any agency of the District of 
Columbia)] any law enforcement assistance for which 
reimbursement described in paragraph (1) is made, and 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]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               Budget authority                 Outlays
                                                         -------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Committee    Amount  in     Committee    Amount  in
                                                           allocation       bill       allocation       bill
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Comparison of amounts in the bill with the subcommittee
 allocation for 2016: Subcommittee on the Legislative
 Branch:
    Mandatory...........................................          135           135           134        \1\134
    Discretionary.......................................        4,309         4,309         4,267      \1\4,265
        Security........................................  ............  ............           NA            NA
        Nonsecurity.....................................        4,309         4,309            NA            NA
    Overseas Contingency Operations/Global War on         ............  ............  ............  ............
     Terrorism..........................................
Projections of outlays associated with the
 recommendation:
    2016................................................  ............  ............  ............     \2\3,676
    2017................................................  ............  ............  ............          484
    2017................................................  ............  ............  ............          142
    2018................................................  ............  ............  ............           46
    2019 and future years...............................  ............  ............  ............           28
Financial assistance to State and local governments for            NA   ............           NA   ............
 2016...................................................
 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\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 2015 AND BUDGET ESTIMATES AND AMOUNTS RECOMMENDED IN THE BILL FOR FISCAL
                                                                        YEAR 2016
                                                                [In thousands of dollars]
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                       Senate Committee recommendation compared with  (+
                                                                                                                             or -)
               Item                      2015       Budget estimate  House allowance     Committee    --------------------------------------------------
                                    appropriation                                      recommendation        2015
                                                                                                        appropriation   House allowance  Budget estimate
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
   TITLE I--LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
 
              SENATE
 
Expense allowances:
    Vice President...............              19               19   ...............              19   ...............  ...............             +19
    President Pro Tempore of the               38               38   ...............              38   ...............  ...............             +38
     Senate......................
    Majority Leader of the Senate              40               40   ...............              40   ...............  ...............             +40
    Minority Leader of the Senate              40               40   ...............              40   ...............  ...............             +40
    Majority Whip of the Senate..              10               10   ...............              10   ...............  ...............             +10
    Minority Whip of the Senate..              10               10   ...............              10   ...............  ...............             +10
    Chairman of the Majority                    5                5   ...............               5   ...............  ...............              +5
     Conference Committee........
    Chairman of the Minority                    5                5   ...............               5   ...............  ...............              +5
     Conference Committee........
    Chairman of the Majority                    5                5   ...............               5   ...............  ...............              +5
     Policy Committee............
    Chairman of the Minority                    5                5   ...............               5   ...............  ...............              +5
     Policy Committee............
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, expense                       177              177   ...............             177   ...............  ...............            +177
       allowances................
 
Representation allowances for the              28               28   ...............              28   ...............  ...............             +28
 Majority and Minority Leaders...
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Expense allowances               205              205   ...............             205   ...............  ...............            +205
       and representation........
                                  ======================================================================================================================
 Salaries, Officers and Employees
 
Office of the Vice President.....           2,417            2,448   ...............           2,417   ...............             -31           +2,417
Office of the President Pro                   723              733   ...............             723   ...............             -10             +723
 Tempore.........................
Offices of the Majority and                 5,256            5,322   ...............           5,256   ...............             -66           +5,256
 Minority Leaders................
Offices of the Majority and                 3,359            3,403   ...............           3,359   ...............             -44           +3,359
 Minority Whips..................
Committee on Appropriations......          15,142           15,329   ...............          15,142   ...............            -187          +15,142
Conference committees............           3,316            3,360   ...............           3,316   ...............             -44           +3,316
Offices of the Secretaries of the             817              831   ...............             817   ...............             -14             +817
 Conference of the Majority and
 the Conference of the Minority..
Policy committees................           3,386            3,430   ...............           3,386   ...............             -44           +3,386
Office of the Chaplain...........             417              424   ...............             437              +20              +13             +437
Office of the Secretary..........          24,772           25,077   ...............          24,772   ...............            -305          +24,772
Office of the Sergeant at Arms             69,000           71,533   ...............          69,000   ...............          -2,533          +69,000
 and Doorkeeper..................
Offices of the Secretaries for              1,762            1,786   ...............           1,762   ...............             -24           +1,762
 the Majority and Minority.......
Agency contributions and related           47,356           50,786   ...............          48,797           +1,441           -1,989          +48,797
 expenses........................
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Salaries, officers           177,723          184,462   ...............         179,184           +1,461           -5,278         +179,184
       and employees.............
                                  ======================================================================================================================
Office of the Legislative Counsel
          of the Senate
 
Salaries and expenses............           5,409            5,643   ...............           5,409   ...............            -234           +5,409
 
  Office of Senate Legal Counsel
 
Salaries and expenses............           1,120            1,133   ...............           1,120   ...............             -13           +1,120
 
Expense Allowances of the                      28               28   ...............              28   ...............  ...............             +28
 Secretary of the Senate,
 Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper
 of the Senate, and Secretaries
 for the Majority and Minority of
 the Senate: Expenses allowances.
 
Contingent Expenses of the Senate
 
Inquiries and investigations.....         133,265          135,747   ...............         133,265   ...............          -2,482         +133,265
Expenses of United States Senate              508              516   ...............             508   ...............              -8             +508
 Caucus on International
 Narcotics Control...............
Secretary of the Senate..........           6,250            8,750   ...............           8,750           +2,500   ...............          +8,750
Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper           128,300          133,974   ...............         130,000           +1,700           -3,974         +130,000
 of the Senate...................
Miscellaneous items..............          21,178           21,401   ...............          21,390             +212              -11          +21,390
Senators' Official Personnel and          390,000          438,245   ...............         390,000   ...............         -48,245         +390,000
 Office Expense Account..........
 
       Official Mail Costs
 
Expenses.........................             300              300   ...............             300   ...............  ...............            +300
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Contingent expenses          679,801          738,933   ...............         684,213           +4,412          -54,720         +684,213
       of the Senate.............
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Senate..............         864,286          930,404   ...............         870,159           +5,873          -60,245         +870,159
                                  ======================================================================================================================
     HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 
Payment to Widows and Heirs of     ...............  ...............             174              174             +174             +174   ...............
 Deceased Members of Congress....
 
      Salaries and Expenses
 
     House Leadership Offices
 
Office of the Speaker............           6,645            6,645            6,645            6,645   ...............  ...............  ...............
Office of the Majority Floor                2,180            2,180            2,180            2,180   ...............  ...............  ...............
 Leader..........................
Office of the Minority Floor                7,114            7,114            7,114            7,114   ...............  ...............  ...............
 Leader..........................
Office of the Majority Whip......           1,887            1,887            1,887            1,887   ...............  ...............  ...............
Office of the Minority Whip......           1,460            1,460            1,460            1,460   ...............  ...............  ...............
Republican Conference............           1,505            1,505            1,505            1,505   ...............  ...............  ...............
Democratic Caucus................           1,487            1,487            1,487            1,487   ...............  ...............  ...............
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, House Leadership           22,278           22,278           22,278           22,278   ...............  ...............  ...............
       Offices...................
 
    Members' Representational
  Allowances Including Members'
 Clerk Hire, Official Expenses of
    Members, and Official Mail
 
Expenses.........................         554,318          554,318          554,318          554,318   ...............  ...............  ...............
 
       Committee Employees
 
Standing Committees, Special and          123,903          123,903          123,903          123,903   ...............  ...............  ...............
 Select..........................
Committee on Appropriations                23,271           23,271           23,271           23,271   ...............  ...............  ...............
 (including studies and
 investigations).................
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Committee                 147,174          147,174          147,174          147,174   ...............  ...............  ...............
       employees.................
 
 Salaries, Officers and Employees
 
Office of the Clerk..............          24,009           24,981           24,981           24,981             +972   ...............  ...............
Office of the Sergeant at Arms...          11,927           14,827           14,827           14,827           +2,900   ...............  ...............
Office of the Chief                       113,100          117,165          115,010          115,010           +1,910           -2,155   ...............
 Administrative Officer..........
Office of the Inspector General..           4,742            4,742            4,742            4,742   ...............  ...............  ...............
Office of General Counsel........           1,341            1,413            1,413            1,413              +72   ...............  ...............
Office of the Parliamentarian....           1,952            1,975            1,975            1,975              +23   ...............  ...............
Office of the Law Revision                  4,088            3,120            3,120            3,120             -968   ...............  ...............
 Counsel of the House............
Office of the Legislative Counsel           8,893            8,353            8,353            8,353             -540   ...............  ...............
 of the House....................
Office of Interparliamentary                  814              814              814              814   ...............  ...............  ...............
 Affairs.........................
Other authorized employees.......             479              479              479              479   ...............  ...............  ...............
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Salaries,                 171,345          177,869          175,714          175,714           +4,369           -2,155   ...............
       officers and employees....
 
     Allowances and Expenses
 
Supplies, materials,                        4,153            3,625            3,625            3,625             -528   ...............  ...............
 administrative costs and Federal
 tort claims.....................
Official mail for committees,                 190              190              190              190   ...............  ...............  ...............
 leadership offices, and
 administrative offices of the
 House...........................
Government contributions.........         256,636          252,164          254,448          254,448           -2,188           +2,284   ...............
Business continuity and disaster           16,217           16,289           16,217           16,217   ...............             -72   ...............
 recovery........................
Transition activities............           3,737            2,084            2,084            2,084           -1,653   ...............  ...............
Wounded Warrior program..........           2,500            2,500            2,500            2,500   ...............  ...............  ...............
Office of Congressional Ethics...           1,467            1,524            1,467            1,467   ...............             -57   ...............
Miscellaneous items..............             720              720              720              720   ...............  ...............  ...............
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Allowances and            285,620          279,096          281,251          281,251           -4,369           +2,155   ...............
       expenses..................
                                  ======================================================================================================================
      Total, House of                   1,180,735        1,180,735        1,180,909        1,180,909             +174             +174   ...............
       Representatives...........
                                  ======================================================================================================================
           JOINT ITEMS
 
Joint Economic Committee.........           4,203            4,254            4,203            4,203   ...............             -51   ...............
Joint Congressional Committee on   ...............  ...............  ...............           1,250           +1,250           +1,250           +1,250
 Inaugural Ceremonies............
Joint Committee on Taxation......          10,095           10,300           10,095           10,095   ...............            -205   ...............
 
Office of the Attending Physician
 
Medical supplies, equipment,                3,371            3,797            3,784            3,371   ...............            -426             -413
 expenses, and allowances........
Office of Congressional                     1,387            1,416            1,387            1,387   ...............             -29   ...............
 Accessibility Services..........
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Joint items.........          19,056           19,767           19,469           20,306           +1,250             +539             +837
                                  ======================================================================================================================
          CAPITOL POLICE
 
Salaries.........................         286,500          307,428          300,000          300,000          +13,500           -7,428   ...............
General expenses.................          61,459           71,472           69,000           66,465           +5,006           -5,007           -2,535
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Capitol Police......         347,959          378,900          369,000          366,465          +18,506          -12,435           -2,535
                                  ======================================================================================================================
       OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE
 
Salaries and expenses............           3,959            4,020            3,959            3,959   ...............             -61   ...............
 
   CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE
 
Salaries and expenses............          45,700           47,270           47,270           45,700   ...............          -1,570           -1,570
 
     ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL
 
Capitol Construction and                   91,455           95,396           90,946           91,589             +134           -3,807             +643
 Operations\1\...................
Capitol building.................          54,665           58,052           46,737           45,546           -9,119          -12,506           -1,191
Capitol grounds..................          11,973           15,273           11,880           11,973   ...............          -3,300              +93
Senate office buildings..........          94,313           84,748   ...............          84,221          -10,092             -527          +84,221
 
House of Representatives
 buildings:
    House office buildings.......          89,447           90,282          149,962          149,962          +60,515          +59,680   ...............
    House Historic Buildings               70,000           70,000           10,000           10,000          -60,000          -60,000   ...............
     Revitalization Trust Fund...
Capitol Power Plant..............          99,652          129,803          100,550          110,601          +10,949          -19,202          +10,051
    Offsetting collections.......          -9,000           -9,000           -9,000           -9,000   ...............  ...............  ...............
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Capitol Power              90,652          120,803           91,550          101,601          +10,949          -19,202          +10,051
       Plant.....................
 
Library buildings and grounds....          42,180           65,801           36,589           29,132          -13,048          -36,669           -7,457
Capitol police buildings,                  19,159           28,247           22,058           22,535           +3,376           -5,712             +477
 grounds, and security...........
Botanic Garden...................          15,573           12,113           11,892           11,980           -3,593             -133              +88
 
Capitol Visitor Center:
    CVC operations...............          20,844           21,043           20,557           20,844   ...............            -199             +287
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Architect of the             600,261          661,758          492,171          579,383          -20,878          -82,375          +87,212
       Capitol...................
                                  ======================================================================================================================
       LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
 
Salaries and expenses............         419,357          444,370          419,357          421,607           +2,250          -22,763           +2,250
    Authority to spend receipts..          -6,350           -6,350           -6,350           -6,350   ...............  ...............  ...............
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Salaries and              413,007          438,020          413,007          415,257           +2,250          -22,763           +2,250
       expenses..................
 
Copyright Office, salaries and             54,303           58,875           57,008           56,490           +2,187           -2,385             -518
 expenses........................
    Authority to spend receipts..         -33,582          -35,777          -35,777          -35,777           -2,195   ...............  ...............
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Copyright Office.          20,721           23,098           21,231           20,713               -8           -2,385             -518
 
Congressional Research Service,           106,945          111,956          106,945          106,945   ...............          -5,011   ...............
 Salaries and expenses...........
Books for the blind and                    50,248           51,428           50,248           50,248   ...............          -1,180   ...............
 physically handicapped, Salaries
 and expenses....................
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Library of Congress.         590,921          624,502          591,431          593,163           +2,242          -31,339           +1,732
                                  ======================================================================================================================
   GOVERNMENT PUBLISHING OFFICE
 
Congressional publishing.........          79,736           79,736           79,736           79,736   ...............  ...............  ...............
Public Information Programs of             31,500           30,500           30,500           30,500           -1,000   ...............  ...............
 the Superintendent of Documents,
 Salaries and expenses...........
Government Publishing Office                8,757            9,764   ...............           8,764               +7           -1,000           +8,764
 Business Operations Revolving
 Fund............................
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Government                   119,993          120,000          110,236          119,000             -993           -1,000           +8,764
       Publishing Office.........
                                  ======================================================================================================================
 GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE
 
Salaries and expenses............         545,750          578,508          547,450          550,450           +4,700          -28,058           +3,000
    Offsetting collections.......         -23,750          -25,450          -25,450          -25,450           -1,700   ...............  ...............
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Government                   522,000          553,058          522,000          525,000           +3,000          -28,058           +3,000
       Accountability Office.....
                                  ======================================================================================================================
   OPEN WORLD LEADERSHIP CENTER
            TRUST FUND
 
Payment to the Open World                   5,700            8,000   ...............           5,700   ...............          -2,300           +5,700
 Leadership Center Trust Fund....
 
JOHN C. STENNIS CENTER FOR PUBLIC
 SERVICE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
 
Stennis Center for Public Service             430              430              430              430   ...............  ...............  ...............
 
        GENERAL PROVISIONS
 
Scorekeeping adjustment (CBO               -1,000   ...............          -1,000           -1,000   ...............          -1,000   ...............
 estimate).......................
                                  ======================================================================================================================
      Grand total................       4,300,000        4,528,844        3,335,875        4,309,174           +9,174         -219,670         +973,299
                                  ======================================================================================================================
 
          RECAPITULATION
 
Senate...........................         864,286          930,404   ...............         870,159           +5,873          -60,245         +870,159
House of Representatives.........       1,180,735        1,180,735        1,180,909        1,180,909             +174             +174   ...............
Joint Items......................          19,056           19,767           19,469           20,306           +1,250             +539             +837
Capitol Police...................         347,959          378,900          369,000          366,465          +18,506          -12,435           -2,535
Office of Compliance.............           3,959            4,020            3,959            3,959   ...............             -61   ...............
Congressional Budget Office......          45,700           47,270           47,270           45,700   ...............          -1,570           -1,570
Architect of the Capitol.........         600,261          661,758          492,171          579,383          -20,878          -82,375          +87,212
Library of Congress..............         590,921          624,502          591,431          593,163           +2,242          -31,339           +1,732
Government Publishing Office.....         119,993          120,000          110,236          119,000             -993           -1,000           +8,764
Government Accountability Office.         522,000          553,058          522,000          525,000           +3,000          -28,058           +3,000
Open World Leadership Center.....           5,700            8,000   ...............           5,700   ...............          -2,300           +5,700
Stennis Center for Public Service             430              430              430              430   ...............  ...............  ...............
General Provisions...............          -1,000   ...............          -1,000           -1,000   ...............          -1,000   ...............
                                  ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Grand total................       4,300,000        4,528,844        3,335,875        4,309,174           +9,174         -219,670         +973,299
          Discretionary..........      (4,300,000)      (4,528,844)      (3,335,701)      (4,309,000)         (+9,000)       (-219,844)       (+973,299)
          Mandatory..............  ...............  ...............            (174)            (174)           (+174)           (+174)  ...............
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