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                                                       Calendar No. 184
115th Congress      }                           {             Report
                                 SENATE
 1st Session        }                           {              115-137
======================================================================



 
                LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS, 2018

                                _______
                                

                 July  27, 2017.--Ordered to be printed

Mr. James Lankford, from the Committee on Appropriations, submitted the 
                               following

                                 REPORT

                         [To accompany S. 1648]

    The Committee on Appropriations reports the bill (S. 1648) 
making appropriations for the legislative branch for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2018, and for other purposes, reports 
favorably thereon and recommends that the bill do pass.



Amount of new budget (obligational) authority

Total of bill as reported to the Senate.................  $3,170,655,234
Amount of 2017 appropriations...........................   3,048,218,234
Amount of 2018 budget estimate..........................   3,458,623,278
Bill as recommended to Senate compared to--
    2017 appropriations.................................    +122,437,000
    2018 budget estimate................................    -287,968,044




                                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......    13
            Office of Senate Legal Counsel.......................    14
            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.............................................    14
            Contingent Expenses of the Senate....................    14
            Administrative Provisions............................    24
        Joint Items:
            Joint Economic Committee.............................    25
            Joint Committee on Taxation..........................    25
            Office of the Attending Physician....................    26
            Office of Congressional Accessibility Services.......    26
        Capitol Police:
            Salaries.............................................    27
            General Expenses.....................................    28
        Office of Compliance: Salaries and Expenses..............    28
        Congressional Budget Office: Salaries and Expenses.......    29
        Architect of the Capitol:
            Capital Construction and Operations..................    30
            Capitol Building.....................................    31
            Capitol Grounds......................................    31
            Senate Office Buildings..............................    32
            Capitol Power Plant..................................    33
            Library Buildings and Grounds........................    35
            Capitol Police Buildings, Grounds and Security.......    35
            Botanic Garden.......................................    36
            Capitol Visitor Center...............................    36
            Administrative Provisions............................    37
        Library of Congress:
            Salaries and Expenses................................    38
            Copyright Office.....................................    40
            Congressional Research Service.......................    41
            Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.......    42
            Administrative Provisions............................    43
        Government Publishing Office:
            Congressional Publishing.............................    44
            Public Information Programs of the Office of 
              Superintendent of Documents........................    44
            Government Publishing Office Business Operations 
              Revolving Fund.....................................    45
        Government Accountability Office: Salaries and Expenses..    45
        Open World Leadership Center Trust Fund..................    46
        John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Training and 
          Develop-
          ment...................................................    46
Title II: General Provisions.....................................    47
Compliance With Paragraph 7, Rule XVI, of the Standing Rules of 
  the Sen- 
  ate............................................................    48
Compliance With Paragraph 7(c), Rule XXVI of the Standing Rules 
  of the Senate..................................................    48
Compliance With Paragraph 12, Rule XXVI, of the Standing Rules of 
  the Senate.....................................................    49
Budgetary Impact of Bill.........................................    59
Comparative Statement of Budget Authority........................    60

                     GENERAL STATEMENT AND SUMMARY

    The Legislative Branch appropriations bill provides funding 
for the Congress and for the agencies that serve the Congress. 
The agencies funded through this bill provide oversight of 
executive branch agencies, including objective, nonpartisan, 
and timely audits and analysis of Federal programs. The funding 
in this bill also ensures that the public has permanent access 
to printed and electronic information products of the Federal 
Government.
    All accounts in the bill have been examined in detail to 
ensure that the funding provided is appropriate for the 
agencies to carry out their responsibilities and to continue to 
respond to Congress in a timely and accurate manner. Details on 
the accounts, the funding levels provided, and the Committee's 
justification for the funding levels are included in the 
report.
    Conforming to longstanding practice under which each body 
of Congress determines its own housekeeping requirements and 
the other concurs without intervention, funds for the House are 
not included in the bill as reported to the Senate.
    The Committee recommends new budget (obligational) 
authority of $3,170,655,234 for the legislative branch for 
fiscal year 2018. This amount excludes House items as per 
normal protocol. This total is $260,752,278 below the budget 
request and $122,437,000 above the fiscal year 2017 
appropriation.
    The bill includes $899,773,581 for the operations of the 
Senate, which is $48,483,795 below the fiscal year 2018 
request. The bill includes $454,014,724 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 $125,800,276 below the fiscal year 
2018 request. The recommendation would allow for comprehensive 
repairs and life-safety systems improvements. The bill also 
includes $422,500,000 for the Capitol Police; $562,771,695 for 
the Government Accountability Office; $638,873,234 for the 
Library of Congress; and $117,068,000 for the Government 
Publishing Office.
    Security.--The Committee recommendation continues to 
support the Legislative Branch of government, Congress and its 
support agencies while providing critical investments in 
security for both the physical protection of the Congress, as 
well as internal protections to Senate networks and data.
    Within the recommendation, additional funding is provided 
to the Capitol Police, allowing flexibility to respond to the 
dynamic nature of threats faced today, and to continue to 
prioritize the safety of Members of Congress, their staff, and 
the millions of visitors to the Capitol each year. The increase 
provides for additional sworn officers to enhance pre-screening 
capabilities, and the ability to civilianize certain positions 
giving immediate utility to sworn officers currently in those 
positions.
    The recommendation also provides funding to the Senate 
Sergeant at Arms to enhance the cybersecurity posture of the 
Senate, to defend the institution from outside threats and 
provide resources to better prevent inside threats. The 
Senate's internal network will be better protected and 
individual Senator's offices will have access to increased 
training and resources.
    While threats, both internal and external, are ever present 
and emergent in the environment in which Congress operates, a 
balance must be struck in granting access, respecting privacy 
and maintaining security. It is important to note that 
providing these necessary security enhancements allows for the 
continued transparency of government, participation in 
government, continuity of government, and protection of 
internal deliberations, all of which are vital to the 
democratic process.
    The Committee recommendation also provides funding to the 
support agencies of the Legislative Branch to continue to 
invest in information technology infrastructure and security 
enhancements.
    Inspector General Budgets.--The Committee believes it is 
important to ensure independence between Legislative Branch 
Inspector Generals [IG] and their respective reporting agencies 
and expects to see a separate section in each agency's fiscal 
year 2019 budget justification reflecting a detailed budget 
request for the agency's IG Office. Additionally, the Committee 
directs each IG to keep the Committee fully apprised of its 
funding needs, and the Committee directs each agency not to 
interfere with or require approval for such communications.
    Reprogramming Guidelines.--The Committee expects all 
agencies to notify the Committee of any significant departures 
from budget plans presented to the Committee in any agency's 
budget justifications. In particular, agencies funded through 
this bill are required to notify the Committee prior to each 
reprogramming of funds in excess of the lesser of 10 percent or 
$750,000 between programs, projects or activities, or in excess 
of $750,000 between object classifications (except for shifts 
within the pay categories, object class 11, 12, and 13 or as 
further specified in each agency's respective section). This 
includes cumulative reprogrammings that together total at least 
$750,000 from or to a particular program, activity, or object 
classification as well as reprogramming of FTEs or funds to 
create new organizational entities within the Agency or to 
restructure entities which already exist. The Committee desires 
to be notified of reprogramming actions which involve less than 
the above-mentioned amounts if such actions would have the 
effect of changing an agency's funding requirements in future 
years or if programs or projects specifically cited in the 
Committee's reports are affected.
    Full-Time Equivalents.--The Committee directs that budget 
justifications sent to the Committee shall include a comparison 
of FTEs based on the number of FTEs supported by the funding 
provided in the current enacted appropriations legislation and 
the number of FTEs that would be supported by the funding 
requested for the following fiscal year.




                                TITLE I

                   LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS

                                 SENATE

                           Expense Allowances

Appropriations, 2017....................................        $174,840
Budget estimate, 2018...................................         174,840
Committee recommendation................................         189,840

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $189,840 for 
the expense allowances of the Vice President, the President pro 
tempore and President pro tempore emeritus 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 2018 request and the fiscal year 2017 
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 President Pro Tempore 
Emeritus, the Committee recommends an amount of $15,000.
    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, 2017....................................         $28,140
Budget estimate, 2018...................................          28,140
Committee recommendation................................          28,140

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $28,140 for 
representation allowances for the majority and minority 
leaders. The recommendation is identical to both the fiscal 
year 2018 request and the fiscal year 2017 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, 2017....................................    $182,287,812
Budget estimate, 2018...................................     190,530,812
Committee recommendation................................     194,709,812

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $194,709,812 
for the subaccounts funded under the overall account for the 
salaries of officers and employees of the Senate. The 
recommendation is $12,422,000 above the fiscal year 2017 
appropriation and $4,179,000 above the fiscal year 2018 
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 2018 are approximately 1,348 positions.

                    SALARIES, OFFICERS, AND EMPLOYEES
         [Estimated staffing levels--fiscal years 2017 and 2018]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Fiscal year
                                            Fiscal year   2018 Committee
                                               2017       recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Office of the Vice President............       2,417,248       2,417,248
Office of the President Pro Tempore.....         723,466         723,466
Office of the President Pro Tempore       ..............         309,000
 Emeritus...............................
Offices of the majority and minority           5,255,576       5,255,576
 leaders................................
Offices of the majority and minority           3,359,424       3,359,424
 whips..................................
Conference committees...................       3,316,000       3,316,000
Offices of the secretaries of the                817,402         817,402
 conference of the majority and the
 conference of the minority.............
Policy Committees.......................       3,385,810       3,385,810
Office of the Chaplain..................         436,886         436,886
Office of the Secretary.................      24,772,000      25,132,000
Office of the Sergeant at Arms and            73,090,000      78,565,000
 Doorkeeper.............................
Offices of the secretaries for the             1,810,000       1,810,000
 majority and minority..................
                                         -------------------------------
      Totals............................     132,335,812     140,669,812
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    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, 2017....................................      $2,417,248
Budget estimate, 2018...................................       2,480,248
Committee recommendation................................       2,417,248

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

                  OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE

Appropriations, 2017....................................        $723,466
Budget estimate, 2018...................................         743,466
Committee recommendation................................         723,466

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

              OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE EMERITUS

Appropriation, 2017.....................................................
Budget Estimate, 2018...................................................
Committee recommendation................................        $309,000
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $309,000 for 
the Office of the President Pro Tempore Emeritus.

              OFFICES OF THE MAJORITY AND MINORITY LEADERS

Appropriations, 2017....................................      $5,255,576
Budget estimate, 2018...................................       5,389,576
Committee recommendation................................       5,255,576

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

               OFFICES OF THE MAJORITY AND MINORITY WHIPS

Appropriations, 2017....................................      $3,359,424
Budget estimate, 2018...................................       3,449,424
Committee recommendation................................       3,359,424

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

                      COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

Appropriations, 2017....................................     $15,142,000
Budget estimate, 2018...................................      15,142,000
Committee recommendation................................      15,142,000

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

                         CONFERENCE COMMITTEES

Appropriations, 2017....................................      $3,316,000
Budget estimate, 2018...................................       3,402,000
Committee recommendation................................       3,316,000

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

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

Appropriations, 2017....................................        $817,402
Budget estimate, 2018...................................         839,402
Committee recommendation................................         817,402

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

                           POLICY COMMITTEES

Appropriations, 2017....................................      $3,385,810
Budget estimate, 2018...................................       3,475,810
Committee recommendation................................       3,385,810

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

                         OFFICE OF THE CHAPLAIN

Appropriations, 2017....................................        $436,886
Budget estimate, 2018...................................         449,886
Committee recommendation................................         436,886

    For the Office of the Chaplain, the Committee recommends an 
appropriation of $436,886. The amount recommended provides the 
salaries for the Chaplain of the Senate and support staff to 
assist the Chaplain with his pastoral duties. The Fiscal Year 
1988 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, Public Law 100-202, 
established the rate of pay for the Chaplain at Executive Level 
IV.
    The Office of the Chaplain may transfer to or from amounts 
provided for salaries to the account for expenses within the 
``Miscellaneous Items'' appropriation.

                        OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

Appropriations, 2017....................................     $24,772,000
Budget estimate, 2018...................................      25,771,000
Committee recommendation................................      25,132,000

    The Committee recommends $25,132,000 for salaries of the 
Office of the Secretary. Fiscal year 2018 staffing levels are 
estimated at 248 positions.
    This appropriation provides funds for four statutory 
positions (Secretary of the Senate, Assistant Secretary of the 
Senate, Financial Clerk of the Senate, and Parliamentarian of 
the Senate) and lump-sum allowances for the employment and 
adjustment of salaries of personnel in the Office of the 
Secretary of the Senate, as authorized by Public Law 97-51, 
effective October 1, 1981 (2 U.S.C. 6539).
    The following departmental guidelines for fiscal year 2018 
have been submitted by the Secretary to the Committee. The 
departmental budgets 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 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 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.
    The Committee provides these funds to the Secretary of the 
Senate without apportionment in the interest of facilitating 
financial management duties and restructuring that occurs from 
time to time. The Committee expects to be notified in writing 
in a timely manner of any changes to the staffing levels, 
distribution of staff or related funding.

             OFFICE OF THE SERGEANT AT ARMS AND DOORKEEPER

Appropriations, 2017....................................     $70,900,000
Budget estimate, 2018...................................      73,090,000
Committee recommendation................................      78,565,000

    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 $78,565,000 
for fiscal year 2018, which supports a staffing level of 910 
FTEs, an increase of 63 from the current level, including the 
conversion of 33 contractor positions to Federal employees. The 
additional staff and funding will fully support the initiative 
to expand the Senate's cybersecurity capabilities. The 
Committee expects to be briefed quarterly on the status of this 
initiative.
    The Sergeant at Arms is the chief law enforcement officer, 
the chief protocol officer and an executive officer of the 
Senate. To fulfill these responsibilities, the Sergeant at Arms 
operates through four principal units:
  --The Office of Protective Services and Continuity [OPSAC] 
        prepares the Senate to respond to a full spectrum of 
        emergencies that may disrupt normal business 
        operations. This preparation includes programs that 
        support life safety, intelligence, security, and 
        continuity of operations policies and programs 
        throughout the U.S. Senate, including Senate home state 
        offices, as well as strategic and analytic assistance 
        to the Sergeant at Arms in his capacity as Chairman or 
        Member of the Capitol Police Board and Chief Law 
        Enforcement Officer of the Senate.
  --Capitol Operations is responsible for many of the services 
        provided within the Capitol building that support the 
        day-to-day operation of the Senate. Services include 
        Chamber operations maintained by the Doorkeepers; 
        official business visitor processing provided by the 
        Senate Appointment Desks; as well as credentialing and 
        interfacing with the news media via the Senate Media 
        Galleries. In addition, the Senate Recording Studio 
        provides audio and video services.
  --The Operations Division provides an array of services to 
        the Senate community to include, identification, 
        transportation, parking, and photographic services; 
        printing, publishing, graphic design, and framing 
        services; and USPS mail screening, and mailing and 
        package delivery services. Operations furnishes and 
        maintains the Senate side of the Capitol Building and 
        supports the maintenance of Senate state offices.
  --The Office of the Chief Information Officer [CIO] builds, 
        operates, and supports the Senate's information 
        infrastructure. The CIO is responsible for information 
        security, technology infusion, telecommunications, 
        helpdesk, IT systems to support COOP and COG, 
        enterprise computing systems, data networks, web 
        services and hosting, system development, and office 
        equipment.
    Executive and other offices provide general management, 
human resource, financial and training support to the Senate.
    The offices and personnel covered by this appropriation are 
shown in the following table.

Office of Protective Services and Continuity............          30 FTE
Capitol Operations......................................             122
Operations..............................................             296
Chief Information Officer...............................             341
Executive and administrative offices....................             121
                                                                 _______
                                                                    
   Total...............................................             910

    The Committee provides these funds to the Sergeant at Arms 
without apportionment in the interest of facilitating financial 
management duties and restructuring that occurs from time to 
time. The Committee expects to be notified in writing in a 
timely manner of any changes to the staffing levels, 
distribution of staff or related funding.
    Cybersecurity.--The Committee finds that providing state of 
the art cybersecurity for Senate networks and equipment is of 
the utmost importance in order to protect from state-sponsored 
attacks, prevent insider threats, and ensure the privacy of 
deliberations and communications involved in the legislative 
process. The Committee provides a total of $27,400,000 for SAA 
cybersecurity efforts covering Senate networks and Senate 
users, an increase of $12,500,000 above the fiscal year 2017 
enacted level. The Committee notes that the bill also includes 
an additional $4,000,000 within the Senators' Official 
Personnel and Office Expense Account to support the related 
cybersecurity efforts directly within Senators' offices.
    The Committee directs SAA to utilize funds provided for 
fiscal year 2018 to: enhance protections of the Senate network 
by hiring an estimated 23 new full-time equivalent staff; 
enable enhanced third party auditing of Senate network 
configurations for privacy and integrity; enable annual 
cybersecurity audits for all Senate offices; provide enhanced 
cybersecurity training for each Senate office; institute 
protections against insider threats; and institute and 
operationalize enhanced privacy protections within the Senate 
network. Specifically, the Committee directs SAA to examine 
opportunities to enhance training for Senate users, such as 
courses offered by the Department of Homeland Security and 
other outside groups. The Committee directs SAA to also examine 
how system administrators can best gain access to high level 
training in order for the Senate to maintain a qualified and 
certified network of system administrators. The Committee 
expects that such training costs should be covered by the SAA 
to the extent practicable. Finally, the Committee directs SAA 
to designate a Chief Privacy Officer. The Committee directs the 
SAA to submit a spend plan to the Committee within 90 days of 
enactment on how funds provided for fiscal year 2018 are 
allocated to the required activities described above and also 
to ongoing efforts related to cybersecurity.
    Multi-Factor Authentication System for Congressional 
Staff.--The Committee instructs the Senate Sergeant at Arms to 
produce a report to Senate Committee on Appropriations within 
180 days of the enactment of this Act estimating the cost of 
implementing a multi-factor authentication system for Senate 
staff, including in State offices, to access Senate data and 
networks that meets the same standards mandated of Federal 
agencies in Homeland Security Presidential Directive 12.
    Senators' Personal Cybersecurity Working Group.--The 
Committee finds that threats to Senators' personal security 
also extend to Senators' cybersecurity. Given the mounting 
evidence that Senators are being targeted for hacking, which 
could include exposure of personal data, the Committee directs 
that a working group shall be established to identify, develop, 
and recommend options to provide enhanced cybersecurity for 
Senators' personal communications devices and accounts. Privacy 
protections must be a component of each option. The working 
group shall be comprised of the Senate Committee on Rules and 
Administration, the Senate Select Committee on Ethics, the 
offices of the Majority and Minority Leaders, the Senate 
Committee on Appropriations, and the Senate Sergeant At Arms. 
Representation must be bipartisan. The working group shall 
consult outside experts, incorporate best practices, and work 
to harness existing Federal resources to the greatest extent 
practicable. The working group is directed to provide a report 
to the Committee within 180 day of enactment on specific 
options that could be implemented to improve cybersecurity 
protections for Senators. Such report must include an analysis 
of an option or options that would provide for a direct 
provision of services by the Senate Sergeant At Arms upon 
voluntary election by an individual Senator.

        OFFICES OF THE SECRETARIES FOR THE MAJORITY AND MINORITY

Appropriations, 2017....................................      $1,810,000
Budget estimate, 2018...................................       1,810,000
Committee recommendation................................       1,810,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,810,000 for 
the offices of the secretaries for the majority and minority. 
The appropriation is to be equally divided, providing $905,000 
for each office.

                          AGENCY CONTRIBUTIONS

Appropriations, 2017....................................     $49,952,000
Budget estimate, 2018...................................      54,488,000
Committee recommendation................................      54,364,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $54,364,000 
for agency contributions for employees paid under certain 
appropriations, including ``Salaries, officers, and 
employees,'' ``Joint Economic Committee,'' ``Office of the 
Legislative Counsel of the Senate,'' and ``Office of Senate 
Legal Counsel.''
    Agency contributions include the Senate's contributions as 
an employer to the Civil Service Retirement System, the Federal 
Employees' Retirement System, the Thrift Savings Plan, Federal 
employee group life insurance, Federal employee health 
insurance programs, and FICA. The Senate is required by law to 
make these payments, and the total required is dependent upon 
the number of Senate employees, their compensation levels, the 
benefit programs in which they are enrolled, and the extent of 
the benefits elected.

            Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate

Appropriations, 2017....................................      $5,808,500
Budget estimate, 2018...................................       6,115,000
Committee recommendation................................       6,115,000

    For the Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate, 
the Committee recommends an appropriation of $6,115,000. This 
amount provides for the salaries and expenses of the office. 
The increase provided allows the office to keep up with the 
increasing demand to help draft legislation of the quality and 
at the pace the Senate demands. 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, 2017....................................      $1,120,000
Budget estimate, 2018...................................       1,147,000
Committee recommendation................................       1,147,000

    The Office of Senate Legal Counsel was established pursuant 
to section 701 of Public Law 95-521. The Committee recommends 
an appropriation of $1,147,000 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, 2017....................................         $28,440
Budget estimate, 2018...................................          28,440
Committee recommendation................................          28,440

    Section 119 of Public Law 97-51 authorized an expense 
allowance for the Secretary of the Senate, the Sergeant at Arms 
and Doorkeeper of the Senate, the Secretary for the Majority, 
and the Secretary for the Minority. Since fiscal year 1983, the 
amount has been provided through a direct appropriation. The 
Committee recommends an appropriation of $28,440 providing an 
allowance of $14,220 for each office.

                   Contingent Expenses of the Senate


                      INQUIRIES AND INVESTIGATIONS

Appropriations, 2017....................................    $133,265,000
Budget estimate, 2018...................................     135,799,075
Committee recommendation................................     133,265,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $133,265,000 
for inquiries and investigations by Senate standing, special, 
and select committees of which $26,650,000 shall be available 
until September 30, 2019. The recommendation is equal to the 
fiscal year 2017 appropriation and $2,534,075 below the fiscal 
year 2018 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, 2017....................................        $508,000
Budget estimate, 2018...................................         520,000
Committee recommendation................................         508,000

    The Committee recommends $508,000 for the expenses of the 
U.S. Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control. 
Established in 1985 by the Foreign Relations Authorization Act 
(Public Law 99-93), the Caucus was created to monitor and 
promote international compliance with narcotics control 
treaties and monitor and encourage U.S. Government and private 
programs seeking to expand international cooperation against 
drug abuse. The Caucus is composed of seven Senators, four from 
the majority party and three from the minority party, with a 
chairman from the majority party and a co-chairman from the 
minority party.
    Opioid Abuse Epidemic.--As communities nationwide continue 
to face an opioid abuse epidemic which has resulted in 
staggering increases of fatal overdoses, the Committee 
appreciates the Caucus's ongoing oversight of both 
international and domestic counter narcotics efforts. The 
Committee encourages the Caucus to continue these efforts 
specifically in regards to trafficking supply chain routes 
commonly used by transnational and domestic criminal 
organizations to produce, manufacture, and transport narcotics, 
including, but not limited to, heroin, fentanyl, carfentanil, 
and cocaine.

                        SECRETARY OF THE SENATE

Appropriations, 2017....................................     $10,250,000
Budget estimate, 2018...................................      10,536,000
Committee recommendation................................      10,536,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $10,536,000 
for expenses of the Office of the Secretary. The recommendation 
is $286,000 above the fiscal year 2017 appropriation and equal 
to the fiscal year 2018 request. Of the total provided, the 
Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,500,000 to remain 
available until expended for the Financial Management 
Information System Modernization and $7,036,000 to remain 
available until September 30, 2022, of which $5,136,000 is for 
the Senate Information Services program.
    The Committee provides these funds to the Secretary of the 
Senate without apportionment in the interest of facilitating 
financial management duties and restructuring that occurs from 
time to time. The Committee expects to be notified in writing 
in a timely manner of any cumulative changes in excess of 10 
percent to the funding levels between programs, projects or 
avtivities.
    Typical expenditures of the Secretary of the Senate 
include:
    Consultants.--Funding is provided for not to exceed two 
individual consultants as authorized by section 110 of Public 
Law 95-94, August 5, 1977, which amends section 101 of Public 
Law 95-26, May 4, 1977. Consultants employed under this 
authority shall not be paid in excess of the per diem 
equivalent of the highest gross rate of annual compensation 
which may be paid to employees of a standing committee of the 
Senate.
    Legal Reference Volumes.--Funding is provided to furnish 
U.S. Senators with volumes of the U.S. Code Annotated or U.S. 
Code service, pocket parts and supplements, as authorized by 
Public Law 92-51, July 9, 1971.
    The Disbursing Office is responsible for providing the U.S. 
Code Annotated or the U.S. Code Service to Senators when they 
assume office and upon receipt of a written request of a 
Senator.
    Contractual Legal and Administrative Services and 
Miscellaneous Expenses.--Funding is provided for various 
contractual, administrative, and miscellaneous expenses 
incurred by the Office of the Secretary. In addition, the 
Office of the Secretary has incurred various types of legal and 
other expenses which have been authorized by the Senate. 
Funding is provided for contractual and other expenses 
necessary to update and publish the Senate's legislative 
precedents and procedure documentation. Administrative services 
and miscellaneous expenses are housekeeping expenses of the 
Office of the Secretary.
    Travel and Registration Fees.--Funding is provided for 
travel expenses and registration fees incurred by the Secretary 
of the Senate and the employees of the Office of the Secretary. 
This line item excludes funding for travel expenses for the 
Federal Election Campaign Act under the Office of Public 
Records, which is provided separately under the authority of 
Public Law 92-342.
    The authority for the travel portion of this account was 
provided for by section 101 of Public Law 94-59, July 25, 1975.
    Orientation and Training.--Funding is provided for expenses 
incurred by the Secretary of the Senate to conduct orientation 
seminars or similar meetings for Senators, Senate officials, or 
members of staffs of Senators or Senate officials, not to 
exceed $30,000 under the authority of 2 U.S.C. 6514.
    The Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the 
Senate is also authorized under these provisions to conduct 
seminars or similar meetings in the same manner and to the same 
extent as the Office of the Secretary of the Senate.
    Postage.--This account also provides funding for postage 
for the Office of the Secretary of the Senate for special 
delivery, registered mail, and additional postage not covered 
under the frank.
    Education of Senate Pages.--Funding is provided for the 
education of Senate pages. Senate Resolution 184, July 29, 
1983, authorized the Secretary of the Senate to enter into a 
contract, agreement, or other arrangement with the board of 
education of the District of Columbia, or to provide such 
educational services and items in such other manner as the 
Secretary may deem appropriate. Public Law 98-125, October 13, 
1983, amended Public Law 98-51, July 14, 1983, striking out the 
heading and paragraph ``Education of Pages'' under the heading 
``Joint Items'', and redesignated the funds provided in Public 
Law 98-51.
    Stationery.--Funding is provided for stationery supplies 
for the Office of the Secretary of the Senate. The funds 
provided have been allocated to the various departments of the 
Office of the Secretary.
    Senate Commission on Art.--Funding is provided for the 
Senate Commission on Art, authorized by Public Law 100-696, 
November 18, 1988, to acquire any work of art, historical 
object, documents or material relating to historical matters, 
or exhibits for placement or exhibition within the Senate wing 
of the Capitol, any Senate office building, or in rooms, 
spaces, or corridors thereof, and to publish a Senate 
historical objects inventory and calendar of exhibits on 
display within the Senate wing of the Capitol and Senate office 
buildings.
    The Senate Commission on Art was formerly the Commission on 
Arts and Antiquities, which was authorized by Senate Resolution 
382, October 1, 1968, as amended by Senate Resolution 95, April 
1, 1977, and Senate Resolution 400, March 23, 1988.
    Representation Expenses.--Funding is provided, not to 
exceed $50,000, to the Secretary of the Senate to coordinate 
and carry out responsibilities in connection with foreign 
parliamentary groups or other foreign officials visiting the 
United States. Authorized by section 2 of Public Law 101-163, 
November 21, 1989.
    Office of Conservation and Preservation.--Funding is 
provided for the Office of Conservation and Preservation to 
develop and coordinate programs directly related to the 
conservation and protection of Senate records and materials for 
which the Secretary of the Senate has statutory authority.
    Book Preservation.--Funding is provided for the Office of 
Conservation and Preservation to use outside sources for the 
preservation and protection of the Senate book collection, 
including historically valuable documents under the care of the 
Secretary of the Senate.
    Office of Public Records.--Funding is provided for expenses 
of the Office of Public Records. This office has evolved 
through various pieces of legislation and various 
responsibilities authorized by the Federal Election Campaign 
Act, as amended, the Ethics in Government Act, as amended, and 
the Lobbying Disclosure Act, as amended. Public Law 92-342, 
July 10, 1972, authorizes the Secretary of the Senate to 
procure technical support services, consultants, use of 
detailed employees and travel expenses in carrying out her 
duties under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971. The 
Office of Public Records is mentioned for the first time in 
Public Law 93-145, November 1, 1973, which authorizes the 
Secretary of the Senate to appoint and fix the compensation of 
a superintendent and other positions for the Office of Public 
Records. In addition, under the authority of Public Law 95-521, 
October 26, 1978 (Ethics in Government Act) reports filed under 
section 101 shall be available for public inspection and a copy 
of the report shall be provided to any person upon request. Any 
person requesting a copy of a report may be required to pay a 
reasonable fee to cover the cost of reproduction. Any moneys 
received by the Secretary shall be deposited into the Office of 
Public Records Revolving Fund under the authority of Public Law 
101-163, November 21, 1989. The office also performs functions 
such as registration of mass mailings.
    Disbursing Office.--Funding is provided for expenses 
incurred in the operation of the disbursing office. Typical 
expenses for this office include online access charges for the 
Department of the Treasury systems, notary bonds, seals and 
supplies, necessary supplies in conjunction with the various 
machinery maintained in the office, which are not available in 
the stationery room, and necessary insurance policies required 
for the protection of the disbursing officer of the Senate for 
moneys assigned to his/her accountability.
    Office of Captioning Services.--Funding is provided for the 
closed captioning of the televised Senate floor proceedings for 
the hearing impaired. Closed captioning was first authorized 
under Public Law 101-163, November 21, 1989.
    Senate Chief Counsel for Employment.--Funding is provided 
for the Office of the Senate Chief Counsel for Employment. This 
office is a nonpartisan office formed in May 1993 at the 
direction of the joint leadership and is charged with providing 
legal advice and representation of Senate offices in all areas 
of employment law.

             SERGEANT AT ARMS AND DOORKEEPER OF THE SENATE

Appropriations, 2017....................................    $126,535,000
Budget estimate, 2018...................................     131,573,000
Committee recommendation................................     130,076,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $130,076,000 
for expenses of the Sergeant at Arms, to remain available until 
September 30, 2022, which is $3,541,000 above the fiscal year 
2017 appropriation and $1,497,000 below the fiscal year 2018 
request.
    The following table compares the fiscal year 2018 Committee 
recommendation for the component categories within this account 
to the fiscal year 2018 budget request.

                             EXPENSES--OFFICE OF THE SERGEANT AT ARMS AND DOORKEEPER
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                                                                    Fiscal year      Committee
                                                                   2018 request   recommendation    Difference
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Office of Protective Service and Continuity.....................      $6,039,000      $6,039,000
Capitol Operations..............................................       3,559,000       3,559,000
Operations......................................................      22,400,000      22,400,000
Chief Information Officer.......................................      98,604,000      97,107,000    ($1,497,000)
Executive and Other Offices.....................................         971,000         971,000
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Grand Total...............................................     131,573,000     130,076,000     (1,497,000)
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    The Committee provides these funds to the Sergeant at Arms 
without apportionment in the interest of facilitating financial 
management duties and restructuring that occurs from time to 
time. The Committee expects to be notified in writing in a 
timely manner of any cumulative changes in excess of 10 percent 
to the funding levels between programs, projects or activities.

                          MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS

Appropriations, 2017....................................     $20,870,349
Budget estimate, 2018...................................      18,870,349
Committee recommendation................................      18,870,349

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $18,870,349 
for miscellaneous items to remain available until September 30, 
2019. Any deviation of more than 10 percent cumulatively from 
the stated levels for each item will require the customary 
prior approval of the Committee.
    The following table sets forth the apportionment of funds 
under this appropriation:

                       FISCAL YEAR 2018 BUDGET--MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS APPORTIONMENT SCHEDULE
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Fiscal year 2018      Committee
                           Item                                  request       recommendation      Difference
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Resolution and reorganization reserve.....................        $3,000,000        $3,000,000  ................
                                                                                                     ...........
Unallocated...............................................         6,000,000         6,000,000  ................
                                                                                                     ...........
Reserve for contingencies (miscellaneous items)...........           800,000           800,000  ................
                                                                                                     ...........
Employees' compensation fund reimbursement (worker's        ................  ................  ................
 compensation)............................................       ...........       ...........       ...........
Reception of foreign dignitaries (S. Res. 247, dated                  30,000            30,000  ................
 February 7, 1962, as amended by S. Res. 370, dated                                                  ...........
 October 10,  2000).......................................
Foreign travel--Members and employees (S. Res. 179, dated            125,000           125,000  ................
 May 25, 1977)............................................                                           ...........
Federal employees compensation account (Public Law 96-499,         1,230,000         1,230,000  ................
 dated December 5, 1980) (Unemployment Compensation)......                                           ...........
Conferences for the Majority and Minority (Public Laws: 97-          300,000           300,000  ................
 51, dated January 3, 1983; 101-250, dated November 5,                                               ...........
 1990; and 107-68, dated November 12, 2001)...............
Policy Committees for the Majority and Minority (Public              150,000           150,000  ................
 Law 104-53, dated November 19, 1995).....................                                           ...........
Postage\1\................................................             6,000             6,000  ................
                                                                                                     ...........
Stationery\2\.............................................            16,500            16,500  ................
                                                                                                     ...........
Communications\3\.........................................            72,000            72,000  ................
                                                                                                     ...........
Consultants--including agency contributions (2 U.S.C. 6501         5,000,000         5,000,000  ................
 as amended)..............................................                                           ...........
National Security Working Group (S. Res. 480, November 21,           700,000           700,000  ................
 2004) (expires December 31, 2012)........................                                           ...........
Committee on Appropriations (Public Law 105-275, dated               950,000           950,000  ................
 October 21, 1998)........................................                                           ...........
Office of the Chaplain (Public Law 108-199, dated January             50,000            50,000  ................
 23, 2004)................................................                                           ...........
Senate Child Care Center:
    Agency Contribution costs authorized by Public Laws              420,000           420,000  ................
     102-90, dated August 14, 1991 and 103-50, dated July                                            ...........
     2, 1993..............................................
    Training classes, conferences, and travel expenses as             20,849            20,849  ................
     authorized by Public Law 104-197, dated September 16,                                           ...........
     1996.................................................
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
        Total.............................................        18,870,349        18,870,349  ................
                                                                                                     ...........
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\1\Postage Apportionment (Fiscal year 2018):
      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 2018):
      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 2018):
      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 continues to encourage 
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 2018 for the repayment of student 
loans, for eligible employees at the discretion of the 
employing office, to enhance recruitment and retention of 
Senate staff. The bill includes a provision making a technical 
change to the program.
    Senate Internships.--The Committee believes that Senate 
internships should be available to the broadest possible pool 
of candidates who have the ability and interest to serve. The 
Committee intends to seek information on the extent to which 
paid internships would expand opportunity and how such programs 
might be implemented to the benefit of Member and Committee 
offices and their constituents.
    Transit Subsidy for Interns.--The Committee is aware that 
the Senate community has expressed an interest in providing 
Senate interns the benefit of the public transportation subsidy 
and strongly supports this sentiment. The Committee directs the 
Secretary of the Senate, in coordination with the Committee on 
Rules and Administration, to identify the changes necessary to 
both Senate Resolutions and regulations to enable expenditures 
for public transportation benefits from the contingent fund of 
the Senate to unpaid interns. The Committee asks the 
Secretary's office to report back to the Committee following 
completion of this effort.

        SENATORS' OFFICIAL PERSONNEL AND OFFICE EXPENSE ACCOUNT

Appropriations, 2017....................................    $390,000,000
Budget estimate, 2018...................................     452,634,720
Committee recommendation................................     404,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation for fiscal year 
2018 of $404,000,000 for the Senators' Official Personnel and 
Office Expense Account [SOPOEA]. The recommendation is 
$14,000,000 above the fiscal year 2017 appropriation and 
$48,634,720 below the fiscal year 2018 request. Of the funding 
provided, $19,122,504 is available until September 30, 2019.
    This account funds salaries and benefits of Senators' 
staffs as well as the office expense allowance for Senators' 
offices. The SOPOEA is comprised of three components. Two of 
these are for salaries of personnel in Senators' offices.
    The allowance for administrative and clerical assistance is 
based on the population of States, beginning with States with a 
population of fewer than 5 million people to States with a 
population of 28 million or more. The table illustrates the 
allowances per population category and the States which fall 
into those categories. The estimate for fiscal year 2018 totals 
$274,438,948.
    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 $482,958 per office, or 
$48,295,800 for all 100 Senators.
    The third component of the SOPOEA account is for official 
office expenses and totals $19,122,504. Each Senator's office 
is allocated an amount for office expenses, as displayed in the 
following table. In addition, an amount of $188,000 is provided 
to cover additional expenses that may be incurred in the event 
of the death or resignation of a Senator, and to provide for 
transitional expenses during election years subject to 
regulations set by the Committee on Rules and Administration 
with respect to official mail.
    It should be noted that the amounts provided for the 
various components of the SOPOEA are interchangeable. Amounts 
provided for salaries may be used for expenses, and vice versa, 
subject to regulations set by the Committee on Rules and 
Administration with respect to official mail. It should also be 
noted that the figures in the following table are preliminary, 
and that official notification of member budgets is issued by 
the Financial Clerk of the Senate after enactment of this bill.
    The following table illustrates the several components of 
the SOPOEA, and assumes the estimated 2.4 percent COLA for 
calendar year 2018, and a 1 percent increase for cybersecurity 
as described below. These allocations are subject to change 
based on the final disposition of the fiscal year 2018 COLA.

     COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION FOR SENATORS' OFFICIAL PERSONNEL AND OFFICE EXPENSE ALLOWANCE FISCAL YEAR 2018
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                                                  Administrative
                                                   and clerical     Legislative      O.O.E.A.          Total
                      State                         assistance      assistance    allowance  1/1/ allowance  1/1/
                                                  allowance  1/1/ allowance  1/1/      2018            2018
                                                       2018            2018
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Alabama.........................................      $2,587,374        $482,958        $173,376      $3,243,708
Alaska..........................................       2,587,374         482,958         239,818       3,310,150
Arizona.........................................       2,739,558         482,958         198,683       3,421,199
Arkansas........................................       2,587,374         482,958         160,167       3,230,499
California......................................       4,112,084         482,958         457,275       5,052,317
Colorado........................................       2,663,462         482,958         182,786       3,329,206
Connecticut.....................................       2,587,374         482,958         152,702       3,223,034
Delaware........................................       2,587,374         482,958         122,428       3,192,760
Florida.........................................       3,722,623         482,958         305,245       4,510,826
Georgia.........................................       3,043,930         482,958         207,910       3,734,798
Hawaii..........................................       2,587,374         482,958         266,877       3,337,209
Idaho...........................................       2,587,374         482,958         157,922       3,228,254
Illinois........................................       3,196,113         482,958         249,639       3,928,710
Indiana.........................................       2,739,558         482,958         183,338       3,405,854
Iowa............................................       2,587,374         482,958         161,067       3,231,399
Kansas..........................................       2,587,374         482,958         159,153       3,229,485
Kentucky........................................       2,587,374         482,958         167,235       3,237,567
Louisiana.......................................       2,587,374         482,958         176,393       3,246,725
Maine...........................................       2,587,374         482,958         140,666       3,210,998
Maryland........................................       2,739,558         482,958         164,590       3,387,106
Massachusetts...................................       2,739,558         482,958         186,564       3,409,080
Michigan........................................       3,043,930         482,958         218,246       3,745,134
Minnesota.......................................       2,663,462         482,958         178,745       3,325,165
Mississippi.....................................       2,587,374         482,958         159,192       3,229,524
Missouri........................................       2,739,558         482,958         186,006       3,408,522
Montana.........................................       2,587,374         482,958         154,407       3,224,739
Nebraska........................................       2,587,374         482,958         152,698       3,223,030
Nevada..........................................       2,587,374         482,958         169,250       3,239,582
New Hampshire...................................       2,587,374         482,958         136,278       3,206,610
New Jersey......................................       2,891,742         482,958         193,689       3,568,389
New Mexico......................................       2,587,374         482,958         159,167       3,229,499
New York........................................       3,673,937         482,958         304,444       4,461,339
North Carolina..................................       3,043,930         482,958         208,137       3,735,025
North Dakota....................................       2,587,374         482,958         143,335       3,213,667
Ohio............................................       3,120,024         482,958         236,643       3,839,625
Oklahoma........................................       2,587,374         482,958         170,858       3,241,190
Oregon..........................................       2,587,374         482,958         182,441       3,252,773
Pennsylvania....................................       3,196,113         482,958         244,007       3,923,078
Rhode Island....................................       2,587,374         482,958         132,101       3,202,433
South Carolina..................................       2,587,374         482,958         167,631       3,237,963
South Dakota....................................       2,587,374         482,958         144,342       3,214,674
Tennessee.......................................       2,739,558         482,958         186,078       3,408,594
Texas...........................................       4,063,397         482,958         362,559       4,908,914
Utah............................................       2,587,374         482,958         164,695       3,235,027
Vermont.........................................       2,587,374         482,958         129,818       3,200,150
Virginia........................................       2,891,742         482,958         187,436       3,562,136
Washington......................................       2,815,648         482,958         208,662       3,507,268
West Virginia...................................       2,587,374         482,958         138,969       3,209,301
Wisconsin.......................................       2,663,462         482,958         181,638       3,328,058
Wyoming.........................................       2,587,374         482,958         145,946       3,216,278
      TOTAL.....................................     139,689,419      24,147,900       9,561,252     173,398,571
                                                 ===============================================================
                                                              x2              x2              x2              x2
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
GRAND TOTAL.....................................     279,378,838      48,295,800      19,122,504     346,797,142
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    According to the most recent employment data compiled by 
the Secretary of the Senate, as of June 30, 2017, there were 
4,101 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 2018 
funding level for this account anticipates $112,944,000 in 
agency contribution costs.
    The Committee provides an additional 1 percent increase for 
office allocations in acknowledgement and support of increasing 
costs related to providing cybersecurity for Senator's offices.
    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. However, an increase in the 
appropriation is necessary in fiscal year 2018 due to updated 
expenditure projections.

                          OFFICIAL MAIL COSTS

Appropriations, 2017....................................        $300,000
Budget estimate, 2018...................................         300,000
Committee recommendation................................         300,000

    For the official mail costs of the Senate, the Committee 
recommends an appropriation of $300,000 which is equal to the 
fiscal year 2017 appropriation and the fiscal year 2018 
request.

                       Administrative Provisions

    Sec. 101. 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. 102. This provision exempts the Senate from the 
requirements of 41 U.S.C. 6101.
    Sec. 103. This provision relates to the cost of living 
adjustments for Members of Congress.
    Sec. 104. This provision is a technical change to the 
Student Loan program.
    Sec. 105. This provision relates to electronic filings with 
the Federal Election Commission.

                              JOINT ITEMS


                        Joint Economic Committee

Appropriations, 2017....................................      $4,203,000
Budget estimate, 2018...................................       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 2017 appropriation and the fiscal year 2018 
request. The Joint Economic Committee was created by the 
Employment Act of 1946. The primary tasks of the JEC are to 
review economic conditions and to recommend improvements in 
economic policy. The JEC performs research and economic 
analysis, and monitors and analyzes current economic, 
financial, and employment conditions.

                      Joint Committee on Taxation

Appropriations, 2017....................................     $10,095,000
Budget estimate, 2018...................................      11,169,000
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 2017 
appropriation and $1,445,000 below the fiscal year 2018 
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, 2017....................................      $3,838,000
Budget estimate, 2018...................................       3,838,000
Committee recommendation................................       3,838,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,838,000 for 
the Office of the Attending Physician. The recommendation is 
equal to the fiscal year 2017 appropriation the fiscal year 
2018 request. The Office was first established by House 
Resolution 253, adopted December 5, 1928.

             Office of Congressional Accessibility Services

Appropriations, 2017....................................      $1,429,000
Budget estimate, 2018...................................       1,444,000
Committee recommendation................................       1,429,000

    The Committee recommends $1,429,000 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, 2017....................................    $393,300,000
Budget estimate, 2018...................................     422,307,000
Committee recommendation................................     422,500,000

    The United States Capitol Police [USCP] is charged with the 
protection of the United States Congress, its legislative 
processes, Members, employees, visitors and facilities within 
the U.S. Capitol complex from crime, disruption or terrorism, 
so that the Congress may fulfill its constitutional 
responsibilities in a safe and open environment.
    The Committee recommends $422,500,000 for the USCP. The 
recommendation is $29,200,000 above the fiscal year 2017 
appropriation and $193,000 above the fiscal year 2018 request.
    Within the recommendation, $7,500,000 is included for 
enhanced personal security for Members of Congress in 
accordance with additional needs identified by the USCP in 
response to the shooting in Alexandria, Virginia on June 14, 
2017. As that event highlighted, evolving threats include the 
physical targeting of Members of Congress, both off the Capitol 
campus and outside of official business hours. In addition to 
securing the Capitol campus, the Committee finds that ensuring 
the continuity of government must include protecting the 
physical security of Members of Congress using a risk-based 
approach.
    To ensure that funding provided to USCP and the Senate 
Sergeant At Arms [SAA] supports this mission, the Committee 
directs the USCP and the SAA to develop and implement a plan to 
assign specific, designated staff to be responsible for 
communication with Member offices and outside organizations in 
order to identify events, gatherings, field hearings, domestic 
travel, and other occasions that might pose a risk to Member 
security, to assess that risk, and, if warranted, to provide 
appropriate security for such occasion. The Committee directs 
that the USCP and SAA provide a written report to the Committee 
within 60 days of enactment on the details of such plan and the 
timeline for fully implementing such plan. In addition, the 
Committee directs the USCP and SAA to develop a training plan 
for DC-based and home state based Senate staff who routinely 
accompany Members off campus and on travel so that staff are 
well prepared to handle any emergency that arises in the course 
of traveling with a Member.
    Security Assessment.--The dynamic threat environment 
requires continual monitoring and assessment in order to best 
protect constituents, visitors, and Members of Congress. The 
Committee appreciates the USCP's constant vigilance in these 
efforts. The Committee directs the USCP to provide, within 180 
days of enactment, a report summarizing the most recent 
comprehensive security assessment of the most current threats 
to the Capitol complex and to Members outside of the complex. 
The report should describe how current spending and requested 
spending specifically support identified risks and related 
mitigation efforts. The report should also include strategies 
for protecting Members off campus, for responding to threats 
received online, and working with local law enforcement.
    K-9 Explosive Ordnance Dogs.--The USCP use K-9 explosive 
ordnance dogs at multiple posts for searching vehicles entering 
the Capitol complex. The Committee finds that these animals are 
a critical component of ensuring the safety of Members, staff, 
and visitors throughout the complex. The dogs perform their 
functions in all weather conditions, including the extreme heat 
of the summer months. The conditions, combined with the high 
volume of vehicular traffic, can be distracting for the dogs 
and could potentially reduce their effectiveness on post. The 
Committee directs the USCP to work with the Architect of the 
Capitol to implement measures designed to protect the health 
and increase the productivity of these working animals in order 
to maintain the security of the Capitol complex.

                                Salaries

Appropriations, 2017....................................    $325,300,000
Budget estimate, 2018...................................     347,096,000
Committee recommendation................................     347,700,000

    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 $347,700,000 for USCP salaries, 
which is $22,400,000 above the fiscal year 2017 appropriation 
and $604,000 above the fiscal year 2018 request. The Committee 
recommendation provides half year funding for an additional 72 
sworn and 48 civilian officers.
    USCP Office of Inspector General.--The Committee includes 
funds to support not less than six FTEs within the USCP Office 
of Inspector General. The Committee notes that additional 
oversight of the USCP is conducted by the Government 
Accountability Office to supplement the work of the USCP Office 
of Inspector General, as needed.
    Overtime.--The Committee recommends no more than 
$45,000,000 for overtime in fiscal year 2018. This provides for 
approximately 564,646 hours of additional duty.
    The Committee notes that overtime pay is a standard 
practice law enforcement entities utilize to respond to 
unscheduled and unanticipated events. However, the Committee 
finds that keeping overtime pay at a minimum should continue to 
be a goal of the USCP. The Committee appreciates the efforts of 
the USCP to better track and manage overtime pay in order to 
keep overtime costs to a minimum. The Committee directs the 
USCP to continue to keep the Committee apprised of these 
efforts.
    The Committee directs the USCP to provide for overtime in 
accordance with the budget request, as provided for in the 
following table.

------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               Hours
                                              Funding        estimated
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Scheduled, (including training).........     $44,170,000        $658,580
Unscheduled.............................       2,590,000          40,000
LOC--non-reimbursable events............         240,000           3,700
                                         -------------------------------
      Total.............................      45,000,000         702,280
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    The recommendation does not include funds for USCP overtime 
for requirements associated with 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, 2017....................................     $68,000,000
Budget estimate, 2018...................................      75,211,000
Committee recommendation................................      74,800,000

    Expenses include office supplies and equipment, 
communications, motor vehicles, uniforms and equipment, 
investigations, training, and miscellaneous items.
    The Committee recommends $74,800,000 for general expenses, 
which is $6,800,000 above the fiscal year 2017 appropriation 
and $411,000 below the fiscal year 2018 request.

                          OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE


                         Salaries and Expenses

Appropriations, 2017....................................      $3,959,000
Budget estimate, 2018...................................       4,055,902
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 2017 enacted level and $96,902 below the fiscal 
year 2018 request.

                      CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE


                         Salaries and Expenses

Appropriations, 2017....................................     $46,500,000
Budget estimate, 2018...................................      49,945,000
Committee recommendation................................      48,100,000

    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 $48,100,000 
for the CBO. The recommendation is $1,600,000 above the fiscal 
year 2017 appropriation and $1,875,000 below the fiscal year 
2018 request.
    The recommendation includes $1,100,000 for the relocation 
of CBO's data center. Funding is also provided for four 
additional analysts to support healthcare analysis, economic 
analysis, and scorekeeping.

                        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 
$454,014,724 for activities of the Architect of the Capitol, 
excluding the House Office Buildings account. The 
recommendation is $38,858,724 above the fiscal year 2017 
appropriation and $141,993,276 below the fiscal year 2018 
request.
    The following table compares the Committee recommendation 
for the AOC accounts to the fiscal year 2018 request, excluding 
the House Office Buildings account.

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Fiscal year 2018      Committee
                           Item                                  request       recommendation      Difference
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Capital Construction and Operations.......................       $98,360,000       $91,589,000      $(6,771,000)
Capitol Building..........................................        54,898,000        46,125,000       (8,773,000)
Capitol Grounds...........................................        14,279,000        11,880,000       (2,399,000)
Senate Office Buildings...................................       110,037,000       110,346,000          +309,000
Capitol Power Plant.......................................       108,205,000       102,628,724       (5,576,276)
Library Buildings and Grounds.............................       121,182,000        27,443,000      (93,739,000)
Capitol Police Buildings, Grounds, and Security...........        54,177,000        30,833,000      (23,344,000)
Botanic Garden............................................        13,400,000        12,613,000         (787,000)
Capitol Visitor Center....................................        21,470,000        20,557,000         (913,000)
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Total...............................................       596,008,000       454,014,724     (150,993,276)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    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 2016. 
The AOC was also recognized with the CEAR award: Celebrating 
Excellence in Accounting Reporting. An unmodified opinion is 
the highest rating that may be received from an external 
auditor, and the AOC has earned this rating for 13 consecutive 
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.
    Office of Inspector General.--The Committee is encouraged 
by the substantial progress made by the Architect of the 
Capitol Inspector General [AOC IG] to improve communications 
with Congress, conform with Generally Accepted Government 
Auditing Standards, and commit to independence. The Committee 
looks forward to benefiting from the AOC IG's future findings 
and recommendations to improve the efficiency and effectiveness 
of the AOC's operations. The Committee feels strongly that the 
AOC IG must maintain a staffing level commensurate with the 
scale of AOC's vast portfolio of operations, constructions, and 
contract oversight. Within funds provided, the Committee 
directs the AOC IG to employ not fewer than 14 full-time 
equivalent positions during fiscal year 2018. The Committee 
also directs the AOC to ensure that sufficient funding is 
available for contracts and other expenses identified by the 
AOC IG to fulfill its mission. Finally, the Committee 
reiterates that the independence of the AOC IG is of the utmost 
importance.

                  Capital Construction and Operations

Appropriations, 2017....................................     $92,957,000
Budget estimate, 2018...................................      98,360,000
Committee recommendation................................      91,589,000

    The Capital Construction and Operations appropriation 
provides funding for salaries and related benefits of the 
Architect, officers, administrative and support staff, 
including engineering and architecture employees. This account 
also provides for administrative items such as agency-wide 
contractual services; surveys and studies; information 
technology; and safety engineering operations.
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $91,589,000 
for capital construction and operations. The recommendation is 
$1,368,000 below the fiscal year 2017 appropriation and 
$6,771,000 below the fiscal year 2018 request.

                            Capitol Building

Appropriations, 2017....................................     $32,584,000
Budget estimate, 2018...................................      54,898,000
Committee recommendation................................      46,125,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $46,125,000 
for necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and operation 
of the Capitol, which is $13,541,000 above the fiscal year 2017 
appropriation and $8,773,000 below the fiscal year 2018 
request. Of the amount recommended, $22,125,000 shall remain 
available until September 30, 2022.
    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 2018 Operating Budget
 
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........     $25,842,000     $24,000,000
                                         ===============================
 
     Fiscal Year 2018 Project Budget
 
Exterior Stone & Metal Preservation,          17,125,000      17,125,000
 East Facade, Phase IV..................
Senate Reception Room Restoration &            4,598,000               -
 Conservation...........................
Conservation of Fine and Architectural           599,000               -
 Art....................................
Minor Construction......................       5,000,000       5,000,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........      29,056,000      22,125,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Capitol Building...........      54,898,000      46,125,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                            Capitol Grounds

Appropriations, 2017....................................     $12,826,000
Budget estimate, 2018...................................      14,279,000
Committee recommendation................................      11,880,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $11,880,000 
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 
$946,000 below the fiscal year 2017 appropriation and 
$2,399,000 below the fiscal year 2018 request. Of the amount 
recommended, $2,000,000 shall remain available until September 
30, 2022.
    The following table displays the budget detail:

                             CAPITOL GROUNDS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
    Fiscal Year 2018 Operating Budget
 
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........     $10,138,000      $9,880,000
                                         ===============================
 
     Fiscal Year 2018 Project Budget
 
Capitol Square Infrastructure Repair....       2,141,000               -
Minor Construction......................       2,000,000       2,000,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........       4,141,000       2,000,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Capitol Grounds............      14,279,000      11,880,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                        Senate Office Buildings

Appropriations, 2017....................................     $88,406,000
Budget estimate, 2018...................................     110,037,000
Committee recommendation................................     110,346,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $110,346,000 
for maintenance of the Senate office buildings. The 
recommendation is $21,970,000 above the fiscal year 2017 
appropriation and $309,000 above the fiscal year 2018 request. 
Of the amount recommended, $49,884,000 shall remain available 
until September 30, 2022.
    The following table displays the budget detail:

                         SENATE OFFICE BUILDINGS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Fiscal Year 2018 Operating Budget
 
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........     $60,153,000     $60,462,000
                                         ===============================
 
     Fiscal Year 2018 Project Budget
 
Exterior Envelope Repair & Restoration,       16,947,000      16,947,000
 Phases IV & V, RSOB....................
Senate Underground Garage Renovations &       28,937,000      28,937,000
 Landscape Restoration, Phase III.......
Minor Construction......................       4,000,000       4,000,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........      49,884,000      49,884,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Senate Office Buildings....     110,037,000     110,346,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------


    Russell Senate Office Building.--The Committee appreciates 
that the AOC has continued to make significant progress on 
implementing solutions recommended by a Blue Ribbon Panel to 
address potential fire hazards in the Russell Senate Office 
Building. The Committee directs the AOC to provide a work plan 
detailing funding and timeline for full completion of the 
remainder of the project within 30 days of enactment.
    Senate Restaurants.--The Committee continues to be deeply 
troubled by findings by the Architect of the Capitol [AOC] and 
the Department of Labor [DOL] that the food service provider 
for the Senate underpaid many of its employees by 
misclassifying their work duties. The Committee notes that, as 
a result of these labor violations, the DOL initiated debarment 
proceedings to prevent the contractor and its principal officer 
from serving as Federal contractors. The Committee is concerned 
about the possibility of continued problems with contract 
compliance, especially related to treatment of employees.
    It is noted that the Architect has committed, including in 
written correspondence to and meetings with Members of the 
United State Senate, to fully institute comprehensive reforms 
of the AOC's oversight of Senate restaurant contracts. Reforms 
include, but are not limited to: increasing the number of 
dedicated AOC staff to the oversight of restaurant contracts 
and ensuring such staff maintain a close and continuing 
connection to the Senate community; coordinating detailed, 
ongoing audits of employee wage rates and wage classifications; 
determining if areas of improvement to the contractor's pay 
administration practices exist so that information is readily 
available and transparent to contract employees; facilitating 
training on applicable labor laws for both AOC staff and 
relevant contract staff; ensuring the contractor maintains a 
full-time, dedicated human resources manager on site; and 
ensuring specific improvements in contractor communications 
with its employees, including for communications to be 
available in multiple languages, as needed, and ensuring 
contractor employees have convenient access to report possible 
violations.
    The Committee directs the AOC to continue to closely 
monitor contract compliance, including routinely reviewing wage 
classifications, and to fully operationalize such monitoring 
into standard operating procedures. The Committee also directs 
AOC to immediately report any inconsistencies to the Committee 
on Appropriations and the Committee on Rules and Administration 
and to consider all recourses in ensuring compliance and 
accountability with the contract. Finally, the Committee 
directs the AOC Inspector General to monitor and evaluate AOC's 
oversight of contract compliance and monitoring of employee 
compensation and overall working conditions.

                          Capitol Power Plant

Appropriations, 2017....................................     $86,646,000
Budget estimate, 2018...................................     108,205,000
Committee recommendation................................     102,628,724

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $102,628,724 
for the operations of the Capitol Power Plant. This is 
supplemented by $9,000 in reimbursements, for a total of 
$111,628,724. The recommendation is $15,982,724 above the 
fiscal year 2017 appropriation and $5,576,276 below the fiscal 
year 2018 request. Of the amount provided, $25,487,724 shall 
remain available until September 30, 2022.
    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 2018 ESTIMATED UTILITY COSTS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               Cost
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Purchase of electrical energy...........................     $26,055,000
Purchase of natural gas.................................      14,570,000
Purchase of steam.......................................         750,000
Purchase of chilled water...............................         750,000
Purchase of oil.........................................       1,411,000
Purchase of solid fuel..................................         500,000
Water and Sewer payments................................       7,500,000
Utilities for Postal Square.............................         725,000
Energy Saving Performance Contracts.....................      13,403,000
                                                         ---------------
Energy Reduction Services Contract......................         650,000
                                                         ---------------
      Total.............................................      66,314,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

                           CAPITOL POWER PLANT
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                             Amount         Committee
                 Item                      requested      recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
   Fiscal Year 2018 Operating Budget
 
                                       ---------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget......     $78,637,000      $77,141,000
                                       =================================
 
    Fiscal Year 2018 Project Budget
 
WRP Chiller System Replacement, RPR,        20,721,000       19,190,000
 Phase IV, CPP........................
City Water Piping Replacement.........       2,866,000        2,297,724
Cogeneration Management Program.......         964,000                -
Boiler Feedwater Piping Replacement...       1,017,000                -
Minor Construction....................        4,00,000         4,00,000
                                       ---------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget........      29,568,000       25,487,724
                                       =================================
      Total, Capitol Power Plant......     108,205,000      102,628,724
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                     Library Buildings and Grounds

Appropriations, 2017....................................     $47,080,000
Budget estimate, 2018...................................     121,182,000
Committee recommendation................................      27,443,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $27,443,000 
for the care and maintenance of the Library buildings and 
grounds by the Architect of the Capitol, of which $2,500,000 
shall remain available until September 30, 2021. The 
recommendation is $19,637,000 below the fiscal year 2017 
appropriation and $93,739,000 below the fiscal year 2018 
request.
    The following table displays the budget detail:

                      LIBRARY BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS
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                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
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    Fiscal Year 2018 Operating Budget
 
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........     $27,373,000     $24,943,000
                                         ===============================
 
     Fiscal Year 2018 Project Budget
 
Collection Storage Module 6, Ft. Meade..      45,000,000               -
North Exit Stair B, Phase II, TJB.......      17,577,000               -
Copper Roof Replacement and Fall              12,496,000               -
 Protection, Phase I, JAB...............
Emergency Lighting System Upgrade, TJB..       7,195,000               -
Emergency Generator Replacement, TJB....       6,240,000               -
Fire Alarm and Availability Upgrade,           1,577,000               -
 JMMB...................................
Exterior Envelope Repair and                   1,224,000               -
 Restoration, JAB.......................
Minor Construction......................       2,500,000       2,500,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........          93,809       2,500,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Library Buildings & Grounds     121,182,000      27,443,000
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            Capitol Police Buildings, Grounds, and Security

Appropriations, 2017....................................     $20,033,000
Budget estimate, 2018...................................      54,177,000
Committee recommendation................................      30,833,000

    The Committee recommends $30,833,000 for Capitol Police 
Buildings, Grounds, and Security, which is $10,800,000 above 
the fiscal year 2017 appropriation and $23,344,000 below the 
fiscal year 2018 request. Of this amount, $13,300,000 shall 
remain available until September 30, 2022.
    The following table displays the budget detail:

             CAPITOL POLICE BUILDINGS, GROUNDS, AND SECURITY
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                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
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    Fiscal Year 2018 Operating Budget
 
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........     $21,949,000     $17,533,000
                                         ===============================
 
     Fiscal Year 2018 Project Budget
 
Chiller Replacement and Chilled Water         14,687,000               -
 System Expansion, Phase I, ACF.........
Barrier Lifecycle and Perimeter Security       8,300,000       8,300,000
 Kiosk Replacement, Phase II............
USCP Conduit Installation Phase II, OSP.       2,743,000               -
Foundation Alarm Installation, OSP......       1,498,000               -
Minor Construction......................       5,000,000       5,000,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........      32,228,000      13,300,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Capitol Police Buildings &       54,117,000      30,833,000
       Grounds..........................
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                             Botanic Garden

Appropriations, 2017....................................     $14,067,000
Budget estimate, 2018...................................      13,400,000
Committee recommendation................................      12,613,000

    The Committee recommends $12,613,000 for salaries and 
expenses of the Botanic Garden. The recommendation is 
$1,454,000 below the fiscal year 2017 appropriation and 
$787,000 below the fiscal year budget request 2018 request. Of 
this amount, $2,600,000 shall remain available until September 
30, 2022.
    The following table displays the budget detail:

                             BOTANIC GARDEN
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                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
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    Fiscal Year 2018 Operating Budget
 
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........     $10,800,000     $10,013,000
                                         ===============================
 
     Fiscal Year 2018 Project Budget
 
Minor Construction......................       2,600,000       2,600,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........       2,600,000       2,600,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Botanic Garden.............      13,400,000      12,613,000
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                         Capitol Visitor Center

Appropriations, 2017....................................     $20,557,000
Budget estimate, 2018...................................      21,470,000
Committee recommendation................................      20,557,000

    The Committee recommends a total of $20,557,000 for the 
operation of the Capitol Visitor Center. The recommendation is 
equal to the fiscal year 2017 appropriation and $913,000 below 
the fiscal year 2018 request.
    The following table displays the budget detail:

                         CAPITOL VISITOR CENTER
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                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
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    Fiscal Year 2018 Operating Budget
 
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........     $21,470,000     $20,557,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Capitol Visitor Center.....      21,470,000      20,557,000
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                       Administrative Provisions

    Sec. 110. This provision prohibits payment of bonuses to 
contractors behind schedule or over budget.
    Sec. 111. This provision prohibits the expenditure of funds 
for scrims containing photographs of building facades for 
projects performed by the Architect of the Capitol.

                          LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

    The Library of Congress is the largest library in the world 
and an unmatched source of information for Congress, the 
American people and beyond. The Library acquires, registers, 
preserves, protects and makes accessible the creative record of 
the United States. It is the main research arm of the United 
States Congress and its resources and services are used by 
millions of people every month. Its mission is to support the 
Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further 
the progress of knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the 
American people. The Library's collections include more than 
162 million items (books, photographs, maps, sound recordings, 
films, sheet music, legal materials) in 470 languages. Digital 
technology is transforming the way the Library does its work, 
and the institution plays an important leadership role in 
superimposing digital library collections and services on those 
that are analog based. The Library of Congress houses the 
Congressional Research Service, U.S. Copyright Office, National 
Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, Law 
Library of Congress, and numerous other programs and services.
    The Committee recommends a total of $638,873,234 for the 
Library of Congress, an increase of $6,915,000 above the fiscal 
year 2017 appropriation and $62,643,766 below the fiscal year 
2018 request.
    In addition to the appropriation, the Library estimates 
receipts of $52,655,000, funds from gifts and trusts totaling 
$16,593,000, and reimbursable and revolving funds totaling 
$190,642,000. Total funds available to support Library 
operations, including the Architect of the Capitol account, are 
expected to be approximately $926,206,234 in fiscal year 2018 
under the Committee recommendation.
    Congressional Accountability Act Coverage for Library 
Employees.--The Committee includes a provision which provides 
Library of Congress employees coverage under the Congressional 
Accountability Act. Employees of the Library will have the 
option to utilize the services of the Office of Compliance, 
while maintaining the current Library and collective bargaining 
agreement processes. It is the intent of the Committee to offer 
Library employees a fair opportunity to resolve workplace 
issues similar to other Legislative Branch agencies.

                         Salaries and Expenses

Appropriations, 2017:
    Salaries and expenses...............................    $457,017,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................       6,350,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................     450,667,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Budget estimate, 2018:
    Salaries and expenses...............................     504,260,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................       6,350,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................     497,910,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Committee recommendation:
    Salaries and expenses...............................     457,017,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................       6,350,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................     450,667,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $450,667,000 
for salaries and expenses of the Library of Congress and 
approves authority to spend receipts of $6,350,000 in fiscal 
year 2018, for a total of $457,017,000. The recommendation is 
equal to the above the fiscal year 2017 appropriation and 
$47,650,000 below the fiscal year 2018 request. Included within 
this recommendation, as requested by the Library for fiscal 
year 2018, is $20,000,000 for the second phase of relocating 
the Library's primary computing facility; $5,817,000 to begin 
the Library's enterprise investment in IT; and $297,000 for 
expanded IT audit capabilities for the Library's Office of 
Inspector General. The Committee expects the Library to provide 
a detailed spend plan, including any increase in FTE levels for 
the IT modernization intended to be addressed with the funds 
provided in fiscal year 2018.
    Veterans History Project.--The Committee recommends an 
appropriation of $1,923,000 for the Library of Congress' 
Veterans History Project [VHP]. VHP, which marked its 15th 
anniversary in 2015, oversees a nationwide effort to build an 
archive of oral histories, from World War I through current 
conflicts, by collecting, preserving, and making available the 
personal stories of American war veterans and the civilian 
workers who support them. The VHP collection includes 
submissions from every State and is the largest oral history 
project in the United States recently surpassing 100,000 
collections in February of 2016. Through an active national 
outreach effort to volunteer organizations, institutions, and 
individuals across the country, VHP gained new participants and 
acquired 4,430 new collections in fiscal year 2016.
    Teaching with Primary Sources.--The Committee recommends an 
appropriation of $8,444,000 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 2016, the 
Library executed over 9.5 million preservation actions on its 
books, serials, prints, photographs, audio-visual and other 
high value, high use, and at-risk items. In 2016, the Library 
and the Architect of the Capitol began construction of a fifth 
climate-controlled storage facility at Fort Meade, Maryland. 
The Committee supports the Library's preservation efforts and 
directs the Library to continue funding for ongoing 
preservation activities at not less than the current level for 
each ongoing preservation strategy.
    National Film and Sound Recording Preservation Programs.--
The Committee recognizes the important work of the National 
Film Preservation Program and the National Sound Recording 
Preservation Program, including the federally chartered 
National Film and National Recording Preservation Foundations. 
Consistent with the authorizing statute, the Foundations 
utilize both public and private matching funds to provide 
grants to a wide array of educational and non-profit 
organizations that help preserve historical and cultural 
artifacts that would otherwise disappear or be destroyed over 
time. Given that these programs were reauthorized under the 
Library of Congress Sound Recording and Film Preservation 
Programs Reauthorization Act of 2016 (Public Law 114-217), the 
Committee expects that the Library will provide support to 
these programs.
    Revolving Fund Updates.--The Committee appreciates the 
Library's interest in modernizing and finding new ways to 
sustain important, yet expensive services, including those 
associated with the audiovisual conservation center. The 
Committee believes that any request for authorization to 
collect a fee for those services should be accompanied by a 
full description of the scope of services provided for, which 
fees would be assessed, as well as the impact that such fees 
may have on the users of those services and the Library's 
collection. If the Library decides to pursue further updates to 
the revolving fund statute, the Committee directs the Library 
to prepare a comprehensive plan that outlines the services for 
which fees would be assessed, the proposed schedule for 
implementation of any potential user fees, and an impact study 
to determine the effects on the Library's collection and all 
existing contributors. The Library should provide this report 
to the Committee as well as the Senate Committee on Rules and 
Administration.

                            Copyright Office


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2017:
    Salaries and expenses...............................     $68,825,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................      39,548,000
    Prior year unobligated balances.....................       6,179,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................      23,098,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Budget estimate, 2018:
    Salaries and expenses...............................      77,709,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................      38,864,000
    Prior year unobligated balances.....................       7,429,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................      31,416,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Committee recommendation:
    Salaries and expenses...............................      68,825,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................      41,305,000
    Prior year unobligated balances.....................       2,260,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................      25,260,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________

    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 
$25,260,000 for the Copyright Office; approves authority to 
spend receipts of $41,305,000 in fiscal year 2018; and approves 
authority to spend prior year unobligated balances of 
$2,260,000, for a total of $68,825,000. The recommendation for 
total funding available is $2,162,000 above the fiscal year 
2017 appropriation and $6,156,000 below the fiscal year 2018 
request.
    Information Technology Modernization.--The recommendation 
includes $3,629,000 for Copyright Office IT modernization, 
fully funding the request. The Committee commends the 
collaboration of the Copyright Office with the Library's Office 
of Chief Information Officer [OCIO] in the overall IT 
modernization effort for the Library, and looks forward to the 
forthcoming revised IT modernization plan for the Office. The 
Committee directs the Copyright Office and the Library's OCIO 
to continue to work together to achieve efficiencies in shared 
services, while allowing for mission specific modernization to 
be the responsibility of the Copyright Office.
    The Committee expects the Copyright Office to provide a 
detailed spend plan for the IT enhancements intended to be 
addressed with the funds provided in fiscal year 2018.

                     Congressional Research Service


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2017....................................    $107,945,234
Budget estimate, 2018...................................     119,279,000
Committee recommendation................................     112,698,234

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $112,698,234 
for the Congressional Research Service. The recommendation is 
$4,753,000 above the fiscal year 2017 appropriation and 
$6,791,000 below the fiscal year 2018 request.
    Congressional Research Service Modernization.--The 
Committee recognizes the tremendous value that the 
Congressional Research Service [CRS] has added to Congress by 
providing objective, authoritative, nonpartisan, and 
confidential research and analysis on the breadth of policy 
issues considered during each legislative session since its 
inception in 1914. Included in the Committee's recommendation 
is $4,000,000 to begin modernization of CRS's mission-specific 
information systems to increase efficiency of the office while 
protecting confidentiality of congressional data.
    Public Access to CRS Reports.--The bill includes a 
provision directing the Library of Congress's Congressional 
Research Service [CRS] to make available to the public all non-
confidential CRS reports on a website operated and maintained 
by the Government Publishing Office [GPO]. Non-confidential CRS 
reports include any CRS report containing research or analysis 
that is currently available for general congressional access on 
the CRS Congressional Intranet, or that would be made available 
on the CRS Congressional Intranet in the normal course of 
business. Non-confidential CRS reports do not include reports 
prepared in direct response to a Congressional office request 
for custom analysis or research. CRS reports are funded by 
taxpayers and should be made available to citizens, schools and 
libraries across the country. Publishing of CRS reports will 
not impede CRS's core mission and is in keeping with the 
Committee's priority of full transparency to the American 
people. Within 60 days of enactment of this act CRS, in 
consultation with GPO, shall provide to the relevant oversight 
Committees, including the House and Senate Appropriations 
Committees, a plan for making these reports available by the 
end of Fiscal Year 2018, well as any associated cost estimates.
    Supporting Areas of High Congressional Demand.--The 
Committee appreciates CRS finding innovative ways to meet 
congressional demand in a resource constrained environment. 
Therefore, the recommendation provides $753,000 for eight 
additional support staff to handle routine requests, allowing 
senior staff to focus on more highly analytical research.
    Service to Congressional District Offices.--The Committee 
recognizes that the Congressional Research Service [CRS] 
provides an invaluable service that ranges from timely, 
analytical responses to congressional requests to organized 
briefings and trainings on various issue areas to Members of 
Congress and their staff in Washington, DC. However, District 
Office staff, compared to their Washington, DC. counterparts, 
have limited opportunities to participate in these briefings 
and trainings simply because they do not live in Washington, 
DC. The Committee recognizes that utilizing current 
technologies, such as livestreaming or use of Webinars, may 
increase access for District Staff to participate in these 
learning opportunities that develop professional skillsets and 
provide critical information to better assist constituents. 
Therefore, the Committee directs CRS to undertake a study that 
explores the requirements of supporting live-webcasts of 
briefings and includes options in providing this type of 
service to District Offices. It is expected that CRS report to 
the Committee no later than 180 days on their findings.
    Information Products.--The Committee recognizes that the 
Congressional Research Service [CRS] produces reliable and 
highly sought after analytical products. However, given time 
constraints, Members and staff are not always able to read and 
benefit from many of the lengthier reports. Current media shows 
that there are useful examples of information delivery that CRS 
could incorporate into its service to the Congress. The 
Committee directs CRS to survey how to repackage its products 
utilizing different forms of information delivery to produce 
more user-friendly formats for ``reading on the go'' scenarios 
and to report to the Committee when these information delivery 
systems might be incorporated into the suite of products and 
services that CRS provides.

             Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2017....................................     $50,248,000
Budget estimate, 2018...................................      52,815,000
Committee recommendation................................      50,248,000

    This appropriation supports a national reading program for 
eligible residents of the United States and U.S. citizens 
living overseas who are blind or physically handicapped. Books 
and magazines in braille and various recorded formats are 
produced by the National Library Service for the Blind and 
Physically Handicapped for distribution through a network of 
State and locally supported libraries. At present, 55 regional 
libraries in 49 States, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, 
and the U.S. Virgin Islands house and circulate books and 
magazines to eligible readers. Thirty-two subregional libraries 
in 10 States, and Guam, assist at the local public library 
level. In addition, 14 Advisory and Outreach Centers assist 
regional libraries in provision of services. Fifty-two of the 
regional libraries and four separate cooperating agencies 
distribute sound reproducers. Two multi-State centers, under 
contract to the National Library Service, store and distribute 
books and other materials in their geographical region. The 
program supports a readership of approximately 800,000.
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $50,248,000 
for salaries and expenses for Books for the Blind and 
Physically Handicapped. The recommendation is equal to the 
fiscal year 2017 appropriation and $2,567,000 below the fiscal 
year 2018 request.
    eReader Program.--The Committee continues to recognize the 
importance of having accessible reading materials available to 
U.S. citizens and residents who are unable to read printed 
material due to blindness or physical limitations. In addition, 
the Committee remains encouraged that the National Library 
Services for the Blind and Physically Handicapped [NLS] will 
move forward and conduct a pilot program in fiscal year 2018 
that will provide NLS with the necessary information to 
progress on establishing a long-term electronic refreshable 
Braille display lending program. If the NLS continues along its 
proposed timeline, the Committee is expected to receive a 
request by the NLS in fiscal year 2019 for a $5,000,000 request 
for electronic refreshable Braille display technology, which 
will allow the NLS to procure approximately 10,000 eReaders for 
its lending program.

                       Administrative Provisions

    Sec. 120. The Committee has included a routine 
administrative provision regarding reimbursable and revolving 
funds carried in prior years.
    Sec. 121. The Committee has included a provision updating 
revolving fund returns to allow the Library of Congress to 
accept fees for services currently provided.
    Sec. 122. The Committee has included a provision allowing 
the Library of Congress to accept gifts of goods and services.
    Sec. 123. The Committee has included a provision providing 
coverage for Library of Congress employees under the 
Congressional Accountability Act.
    Sec. 124. The Committee has included a provision making 
non-confidential CRS reports available to the public.

                      GOVERNMENT PUBLISHING OFFICE

    The U.S. Government Publishing Office [GPO] is the Federal 
Government's primary centralized resource for gathering, 
cataloging, producing, providing, and preserving published 
information in all its forms. By law and tradition, the GPO's 
mission is to provide expert publishing and printing services 
to all three branches of Government; to provide, in partnership 
with Federal depository libraries, permanent public access to 
the printed and electronic information products of all three 
branches of the Federal Government; and to sell copies of 
authentic printed and electronic documents and other government 
information products to the public.
    GPO's core mission dates to 1813 when Congress determined 
that information regarding the work of the Federal Government 
should be available to all Americans. Over 200 years later, 
GPO's mission remains unchanged. However, the means for 
producing and distributing that information has transformed 
dramatically with the advent of the digital revolution.
    Today, GPO provides free online public access to more than 
1.5 million searchable titles, including the Budget of the U.S. 
Government, the Code of Federal Regulations, the Congressional 
Record, and congressional bills, hearings, and reports. GPO 
also provides access to Government information in digital 
format through apps, eBooks, and related technologies. Since 
2009, GPO has experienced more than 1.5 billion digital 
retrievals from its Federal Digital System [FDsys], and in 
February 2017 GPO introduced the next generation of its digital 
information system, govinfo.gov, symbolizing the evolution of 
how Americans access Government information in the digital era.

                        Congressional Publishing

Appropriations, 2017....................................     $79,736,000
Budget estimate, 2018...................................      79,528,000
Committee recommendation................................      79,528,000

    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 $79,528,000 for congressional 
publishing. The recommendation is $208,000 below the fiscal 
year 2017 appropriation and equal to the 2018 request.
    The following table compares the component categories 
within this account for fiscal year 2017 and the fiscal year 
2018 request. The Committee has not recommended separate 
amounts for each activity in order to give GPO the flexibility 
to meet changing requirements.

                        CONGRESSIONAL PUBLISHING
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                                     Fiscal year 2017   Fiscal year 2018
                                         enacted           requested
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Congressional Record Publications.       $20,955,000        $21,957,000
Miscellaneous publications........         2,830,000          2,818,000
Miscellaneous publishing and              20,685,000         19,090,000
 services.........................
Details to Congress...............         4,419,000          4,419,000
Document envelopes and document              538,000            525,000
 franks...........................
Business and committee calendars..         2,475,000          3,738,000
Bills, resolutions, and amendments         6,298,000          5,977,000
Committee reports.................         2,892,000          2,360,000
Documents.........................         1,295,000          1,146,000
Hearings..........................        17,465,000         17,879,000
Committee prints..................         1,278,000          1,166,000
Transfers.........................        (1,394,000)        (1,547,000)
                                   -------------------------------------
      Total.......................        79,736,000         79,528,000
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    Public Information Programs of the Office of Superintendent of 
                               Documents


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2017....................................     $29,500,000
Budget estimate, 2018...................................      29,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      29,000,000

    This appropriation provides for salaries and expenses 
associated with the distribution of electronic and printed 
Government documents to depository and international exchange 
libraries, the cataloging and indexing of Government 
publications, and the distribution of electronic and printed 
publications authorized by law at the request of Members of 
Congress and other Government agencies.
    The Committee recommends $29,000,000 for salaries and 
expenses of the Public Information Programs of the Office of 
the Superintendent of Documents. The recommendation is $500,000 
below the fiscal year 2017 appropriation and equal to the 
fiscal year 2018 request.
    The Committee supports GPO's introduction of its next 
generation information system, govinfo.gov, as well as the 
agency's other information technology systems, given that these 
efforts continue to reduce costs.

    Government Publishing Office Business Operations Revolving Fund

Appropriations, 2017....................................      $7,832,000
Budget estimate, 2018...................................       8,540,000
Committee recommendation................................       8,540,000

    The Committee recommends $8,540,000 for the Government 
Publishing Office [GPO] Business Operations Revolving Fund. The 
recommendation is $708,000 above the fiscal year 2017 
appropriation and equal to the fiscal year 2018 request.
    The Committee supports continued investment in the 
Revolving Fund as the most efficient solution to both cutting 
costs and ensuring efficient online access to government 
documents. One reason GPO is able to meet the increased work 
demands and continually reduce costs is through its constant 
focus on capital investments to modernize information systems, 
production equipment, and major facility repairs.

                    GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE


                         Salaries and Expenses

Appropriations, 2017....................................    $544,505,919
Budget estimate, 2018...................................     590,678,000
Committee recommendation................................     562,771,695

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office [GAO] is an 
independent nonpartisan agency that was established by the 
Budget and Accounting Act of 1921 to act as an auditor for 
Congress and investigate how the Federal Government spends 
taxpayer dollars.
    The function of GAO includes auditing agency operations to 
determine whether Federal funds are being spent efficiently and 
effectively; investigating allegations of illegal and improper 
activities; reporting on how well Government programs and 
policies are meeting their objectives; performing policy 
analyses and outlining options for congressional consideration; 
and issuing legal decisions and opinions, such as bid protest 
rulings and reports on agency rules.
    The Committee recommends funding of $562,771,695 for 
salaries and expenses of the Government Accountability Office. 
The recommendation is $18,265,776 above the fiscal year 2017 
appropriation and $27,906,305 below the fiscal year 2018 
request. The funding provided will support current staffing 
levels and the highest priority information technology 
infrastructure and security improvements included in the budget 
request.
    Additionally, $23,800,000 is authorized in offsetting 
collections derived from rent receipts and reimbursements for 
conducting financial audits of Government corporations, for a 
total of $586,571,695.
    Within 1 year of enactment, the U.S. Government 
Accountability Office [GAO] shall issue a report to the 
Committee that examines the extent to which reports are posted 
and accessible on websites of Offices of Inspectors General as 
required by section 8M of the Inspector General Act of 1978, as 
amended.

                OPEN WORLD LEADERSHIP CENTER TRUST FUND

Appropriations, 2017....................................      $5,600,000
Budget estimate, 2018...................................       5,800,000
Committee recommendation................................       5,600,000

    The Committee recommends $5,600,000 as a payment to the 
Open World Leadership Center Trust Fund, which is equal to the 
fiscal year 2017 appropriation and $200,000 below the fiscal 
year 2018 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, 2017....................................        $430,000
Budget estimate, 2018...................................         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 201-207), 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 prohibits unauthorized transfers of funds to 
other agencies.
    Section 207 ensures continuation of the staff-led tours of 
the Capitol.

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

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

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

    Pursuant to paragraph 7(c) of rule XXVI, on July 27, 2017, 
the Committee ordered favorably reported an original bill (S. 
1648) making appropriations for the legislative branch for the 
fiscal year ending September 30, 2018, and for other purposes, 
provided, that the bill be subject to amendment and that the 
bill be consistent with the subcommittee funding guidance, and 
provided that the Chairman of the Committee or his designee be 
authorized to offer the substance of the original bill as a 
Committee amendment in the nature of a substitute to the House 
companion measure, by a recorded vote of 31-0, a quorum being 
present. The vote was as follows:
        Yeas                          Nays
Chairman Cochran
Mr. McConnell
Mr. Shelby
Mr. Alexander
Ms. Collins
Ms. Murkowski
Mr. Graham
Mr. Blunt
Mr. Moran
Mr. Hoeven
Mr. Boozman
Mrs. Capito
Mr. Lankford
Mr. Daines
Mr. Kennedy
Mr. Rubio
Mr. Leahy
Mrs. Murray
Mrs. Feinstein
Mr. Durbin
Mr. Reed
Mr. Tester
Mr. Udall
Mrs. Shaheen
Mr. Merkley
Mr. Coons
Mr. Schatz
Ms. Baldwin
Mr. Murphy
Mr. Manchin
Mr. Van Hollen

 COMPLIANCE WITH PARAGRAPH 12, RULE XXVI, OF THE STANDING RULES OF THE 
                                 SENATE

    Paragraph 12 of rule XXVI requires that Committee reports 
on a bill or joint resolution repealing or amending any statute 
or part of any statute include ``(a) the text of the statute or 
part thereof which is proposed to be repealed; and (b) a 
comparative print of that part of the bill or joint resolution 
making the amendment and of the statute or part thereof 
proposed to be amended, showing by stricken-through type and 
italics, parallel columns, or other appropriate typographical 
devices the omissions and insertions which would be made by the 
bill or joint resolution if enacted in the form recommended by 
the Committee.''
    In compliance with this rule, the following changes in 
existing law proposed to be made by the bill are shown as 
follows: existing law to be omitted is enclosed in black 
brackets; new matter is printed in italic; and existing law in 
which no change is proposed is shown in roman.

                         TITLE 2--THE CONGRESS


                     Chapter 5--Library of Congress


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

    Nothing in sections 154 to 162 and 163 of this title shall 
be construed as prohibiting or restricting the Librarian of 
Congress from accepting in the name of the United States gifts 
or bequests [of money for immediate disbursement] in the 
interest of the Library, its collections, or its service[.], of 
the following: (1) nonpersonal services; (2) voluntary and 
uncompensated personal services not to exceed $10,000 per 
person, per year in value; and (3) gifts or bequests of money 
for immediate disbursement. Such gifts or bequests, after 
acceptance by the librarian, shall be paid by the donor or his 
representative to the Treasurer of the United States, whose 
receipts shall be their acquittance. The Treasurer of the 
United States shall enter them in a special account to the 
credit of the Library of Congress and subject to disbursement 
by the librarian for the purposes in each case specified. The 
Librarian shall make an annual public report regarding gifts 
accepted under this section.

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Sec. 166. Congressional Research Service

(d) Duties of Service; assistance to Congressional committees; 
            list of terminating programs and subjects for 
            analysis; legislative data, studies, etc.; 
            information research; digest of bills, preparation; 
            legislation, purpose and effect, and preparation of 
            memoranda; information and research capability, 
            development

          (7) upon request made by any committee or Member of 
        the Congress, to prepare and transmit to such committee 
        or Member a concise memorandum with respect to one or 
        more legislative measures upon which hearings by any 
        committee of the Congress have been announced, which 
        memorandum shall contain a statement of the purpose and 
        effect of each such measure, a description of other 
        relevant measures of similar purpose or effect 
        previously introduced in the Congress, and a recitation 
        of all action taken theretofore by or within the 
        Congress with respect to each such other measure; [and]

          (8) to develop and maintain an information and 
        research capability, to include Senior Specialists, 
        Specialists, other employees, and consultants, as 
        necessary, to perform the functions provided for in 
        this subsection[.]; and

          (9) to comply with the requirements of, and provide 
        information and technological assistance consistent 
        with, section 124 of the Legislative Branch 
        Appropriations Act, 2018.

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(i) Special report to Joint Committee on the Library

    The Director of the Congressional Research Service shall 
prepare and file with the Joint Committee on the Library at the 
beginning of each regular session of Congress a separate and 
special report covering, in summary and in detail, all phases 
of activity of the Congressional Research Service for the 
immediately preceding fiscal year[.], and shall include in the 
report a description of the efforts made by the Director to 
make additional Congressional Research Service products that 
are not custom products or services available to the Director 
of the Government Publishing Office for publication on the 
website established and maintained under section 124 of the 
Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2018.

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Sec. 182b. [Revolving fund for gift shop, decimal classification, photo 
                    duplication, and related services] Revolving fund 
                    for sales shop and other services

(a) Establishment

    There is hereby established in the Treasury a revolving 
fund for the following programs and activities of the 
Librarian:

          (1) Decimal classification development.

          (2) The operation of a gift shop or other sales of 
        items associated with collections, exhibits, 
        performances, and special events of the Library of 
        Congress.

          (3) Document reproduction and microfilming services.

          (4) Special events and programs.

          (5) Training.

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Sec. 182c. Revolving fund for FEDLINK program and Federal Research 
                    program

 (f) Programs described

  (1) FEDLINK

    In this section, the ``FEDLINK program'' is the program of 
the Library of Congress under which the Librarian provides the 
following services on behalf of participating Federal 
libraries, Federal information centers, other entities of the 
Federal Government, tribal governments (as defined in 40 U.S.C. 
502(c)(2)(B)) and the District of Columbia:

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                Chapter 24--Congressional Accountability


                         Subchapter I--General


Sec. 1301. Definitions

    Except as otherwise specifically provided in this chapter, 
as used in this chapter:

  (3) Covered employee
          The term ``covered employee'' means any employee of--

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                  (H) the Office of Compliance; [or]

                  (I) the Office of Technology Assessment[.]; 
                or

                  (J) the Library of Congress, except for 
                section 220.

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  (9) Employing office

          The term ``employing office'' means--

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                  (C) any other office headed by a person with 
                the final authority to appoint, hire, 
                discharge, and set the terms, conditions, or 
                privileges of the employment of an employee of 
                the House of Representatives or the Senate; 
                [or]

                  (D) the Office of Congressional Accessibility 
                Services, the United States Capitol Police, the 
                Congressional Budget Office, the Office of the 
                Architect of the Capitol, the Office of the 
                Attending Physician, the Office of Compliance, 
                and the Office of Technology Assessment[.]; or

                  (E) the Library of Congress, except for 
                section 220.

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           Subchapter II--Extension of Rights and Protections


Part A--Employment Discrimination, Family and Medical Leave, Fair Labor 
    Standards, Employee Polygraph Protection, Worker Adjustment and 
 Retraining, Employment and Reemployment of Veterans, and Intimidation


Sec. 1314. Rights and protections under Employee Polygraph Protection 
                    Act of 1988

(a) Polygraph practices prohibited

  (2) Definitions

          For purposes of this section, the term ``covered 
        employee'' shall include employees of the Government 
        Accountability Office [and the Library of Congress] and 
        the term ``employing office'' shall include the 
        Government Accountability Office [and the Library of 
        Congress].

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Sec. 1315. Rights and protections under Worker Adjustment and 
                    Retraining Notification Act

(a) Worker adjustment and retraining notification rights

  (2) Definitions

          For purposes of this section, the term ``covered 
        employee'' shall include employees of the Government 
        Accountability Office [and the Library of Congress] and 
        the term ``employing office'' shall include the 
        Government Accountability Office [and the Library of 
        Congress].

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Sec. 1316. Rights and protections relating to veterans' employment and 
                    reemployment

(a) Employment and reemployment rights of members of uniformed 
            services

  (2) Definitions

          For purposes of this section--

                  (A) the term ``eligible employee'' means a 
                covered employee performing service in the 
                uniformed services, within the meaning of 
                section 4303(13) of title 38, whose service has 
                not been terminated upon occurrence of any of 
                the events enumerated in section 4304 of title 
                38,

                  (B) the term ``covered employee'' includes 
                employees of the Government Accountability 
                Office [and the Library of Congress], and

                  (C) the term ``employing office'' includes 
                the Government Accountability Office [and the 
                Library of Congress].

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    Part B--Public Services and Accommodations Under Americans with 
                        Disabilities Act of 1990


Sec. 1331. Rights and protections under Americans with Disabilities Act 
                    of 1990 relating to public services and 
                    accommodations; procedures for remedy of violations

(a) Entities subject to this section

    The requirements of this section shall apply to--

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          (9) the Office of Compliance; [and]

          (10) the Office of Technology Assessment[.]; and

          (11) the Library of Congress.

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           Part C--Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970


Sec. 1341. Rights and protections under Occupational Safety and Health 
                    Act of 1970; procedures for remedy of violations

(a) Occupational safety and health protections

  (2) Definitions

    For purposes of the application under this section of the 
Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970 [29 U.S.C. 651 et 
seq.]--

          (A) the term ``employer'' as used in such Act means 
        an employing office;

          (B) the term ``employee'' as used in such Act means a 
        covered employee;

          (C) the term ``employing office'' includes the 
        Government Accountability Office[, the Library of 
        Congress,] and any entity listed in subsection (a) of 
        section 1331 of this title that is responsible for 
        correcting a violation of this section, irrespective of 
        whether the entity has an employment relationship with 
        any covered employee in any employing office in which 
        such a violation occurs; and

          (D) the term ``employee'' includes employees of the 
        Government Accountability Office [and the Library of 
        Congress].

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     Subchapter IV--Administrative and Judicial Dispute-Resolution 
                               Procedures


Sec. 1401. Procedure for consideration of alleged violations

    Except as otherwise provided, the procedure for 
consideration of alleged violations of part A of subchapter II 
consists of--

          (1) counseling as provided in section 1402 of this 
        title;

          (2) mediation as provided in section 1403 of this 
        title; and

          (3) election, as provided in section 1404 of this 
        title, of [either]--

                  (A) a formal complaint and hearing as 
                provided in section 1405 of this title, subject 
                to Board review as provided in section 1406 of 
                this title, and judicial review in the United 
                States Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit 
                as provided in section 1407 of this title, [or]

                  (B) a civil action in a district court of the 
                United States as provided in section 1408 of 
                this title[.], or

                  (C) in the case of an Library claimant (as 
                defined in section 404(a)), a proceeding 
                described in section 404(b)(3) that relates to 
                the violation at issue.

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Sec. 1404. Election of proceeding

    (a) Definitions.--In this section:

            (1) Direct act.--The term ``direct Act'' means an 
        Act (other than this Act), or provision of the Revised 
        Statutes, that is specified in section 201, 202, 203, 
        or 210.

            (2) Direct provision.--The term ``direct 
        provision'' means a provision (including a definitional 
        provision) of a direct Act that applies the rights or 
        protections of a direct Act (including rights and 
        protections relating to nonretaliation or noncoercion) 
        to a library claimant.

            (3) Library claimant.--The term ``Library 
        claimant'' means--

                    (A) with respect to a direct provision 
                (other than a provision described in 
                subparagraph (B)), an employee of the Library 
                of Congress who is covered by that direct 
                provision, and

                    (B) with respect to a direct provision that 
                applies the rights or protections of title II 
                or III of the Americans with Disabilities Act 
                of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12131 et seq., 12181 et 
                seq.), an individual who is eligible to provide 
                services for or receive services from the 
                Library of Congress and who is covered by that 
                provision.

    [Not] (b) Election After Proceedings Initially Brought 
Under This Act.--Not later than 90 days, but not sooner than 30 
days, after the end of the period of mediation, a covered 
employee [may either] who initially requested counseling and 
mediation under this title may elect to--

          (1) file a complaint with the Office in accordance 
        with section 1405 of this title, [or]

          (2) file a civil action in accordance with section 
        1408 of this title in the United States district court 
        for the district in which the employee is employed or 
        for the District of Columbia[.], or

          (3) in the case of a Library claimant, bring the 
        claim, complaint, or charge that is brought for a 
        proceeding before the corresponding Federal agency, 
        under the corresponding direct provision.

    (c) Election After Proceedings Initially Brought Under 
Other Civil Rights or Labor Law.--A library claimant who 
initially brings a claim, complaint, or charge under a direct 
provision for a proceeding before a Federal agency may, prior 
to requesting a hearing under the agency's procedures, elect 
to--

          (1) bring any civil action relating to the claim, 
        complaint, or charge, that is available to the Library 
        claimant,

          (2) file a complaint with the Office in accordance 
        with section 405, or

          (3) file a civil action in accordance with section 
        408 in the United States district court for the 
        district in which the employee is employed or for the 
        District of Columbia.

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Sec. 1415. Payments

(a) Awards and settlements

    Except as provided in subsection (c), only funds which are 
appropriated to an account of the Office in the Treasury of the 
United States for the payment of awards and settlements may be 
used for the payment of awards and settlements under this 
chapter. There are appropriated for such account such sums as 
may be necessary to pay such awards and settlements. Funds in 
the account are not available for awards and settlements 
involving the Government Accountability Office[,] or the 
Government Publishing Office[, or the Library of Congress].

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               Chapter 45--Congressional Pay and Benefits


                         Subchapter III--Senate


                        Part A--Amount and Type


Sec. 4579. Student loan repayment program for Senate employees

(a) Definitions

            (1) Departure date.--The term ``departure date'' 
        means the earlier of--

                    (A) the date on which the term of a 
                departing Senator or Vice President ends; or

                    (B) the date on which the departing Senator 
                or Vice President will retire or resign.

            (2) Departing senator or vice president.--The term 
        ``departing Senator or Vice President'' means a Senator 
        or Vice President who will not serve in the next term 
        due to retirement, resignation, a decision to not seek 
        reelection, or a failure to secure reelection.

  [(1)] (3) Eligible employee

    The term ``eligible employee'' means an individual, except 
as provided under subsection (b)(3)--

      (A) who is an employee of the Senate; and

      (B) whose rate of pay as an employee of the Senate, on 
the date on which such eligibility is determined, does not 
exceed the [rate of basic pay for an employee for a position at 
ES-1 of the Senior Executive Schedule as provided for in 
subchapter VIII of chapter 53 of title 5 (including any 
locality pay adjustment applicable to the Washington, D.C.-
Baltimore Maryland consolidated metropolitan statistical 
area).] rate of basic pay payable for a position at level IV of 
the Executive Schedule under section 5315 of title 5, United 
States Code.

  [(2)] (4) Employee of the Senate

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  [(3)] (5) Employing office

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  [(4)] (6) Secretary

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  [(5)] (7) Student loan

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(b) Senate student loan repayment program

  (1) Service agreements

    (A) In general

          The head of an employing office and an eligible 
        employee may enter into a written service agreement 
        under which--

                  (i) the employing office shall agree to 
                repay, by direct payments on behalf of the 
                eligible employee, any student loan 
                indebtedness of the eligible employee that is 
                outstanding at the time the eligible employee 
                and the employing office enter into the 
                agreement, subject to this section; and

                  (ii) the eligible employee shall agree to 
                complete the [1-year] required period of 
                employment described in subsection (c)(1) with 
                the employing office in exchange for the 
                student loan payments.

(c) Program conditions

  (1) Period of employment

          [The term] (A) In general.--Except as provided in 
        subparagraph (B), the term of the required period of 
        employment under a service agreement under this section 
        shall be 1 year. On completion of the required period 
        of employment under such a service agreement, the 
        eligible employee and the employing office may enter 
        into additional service agreements for successive 1-
        year periods of employment.

          (B) Departing senators and vice presidents.--After 
        the date that is 1 year before the departure date of a 
        departing Senator or Vice President, the departing 
        Senator or Vice President may enter into a service 
        agreement under this section with an eligible employee 
        of the office of the Senator or Vice President 
        (including an eligible employee who has completed a 
        required period of employment under a previous service 
        agreement) that includes a required period of 
        employment that--

                  (i) is less than 1 year; and

                  (ii) shall end on the last day of the last 
                full pay period ending on or before the 
                departure date of the departing Senator or Vice 
                President.

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(d) Loss of eligibility for student loan payments and 
            obligation to reimburse

  (2) Termination of agreement

    The duty of an eligible employee to fulfill the required 
period of employment under the service agreement shall be 
terminated if--

          (A) funds are not made available to cover the cost of 
        the student loan repayment program carried out under 
        this section; [or]

          (B) the employee and the head of the employing office 
        involved mutually agree to terminate the service 
        agreement under subsection (f)(7)[.]; or

          (C) the employee separates from service with the 
        office of a departing Senator or Vice President.

  (3) Another employing office

    An employing office who hires an eligible employee during a 
required period of employment (including a required period of 
employment described in subsection (c)(1)(B)) under such a 
service agreement may assume the remaining obligations (as of 
the date of the hiring) of the employee's prior employing 
office under the agreement.
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                       TITLE 41--PUBLIC CONTRACTS


         SUBTITLE II--OTHER ADVERTISING AND CONTRACT PROVISIONS


                        Chapter 61--Advertising


Sec. 6102. Exceptions from advertising requirement

    (h) Congressional Budget Office.--The Director of the 
Congressional Budget Office may enter into agreements or 
contracts without regard to section 6101 of this title.

    (i) Senate.--Section 6101 of this title does not apply to 
agreements, contracts or purchases by any office of the Senate.
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                     TITLE 52--VOTING AND ELECTIONS


                 SUBTITLE III--FEDERAL CAMPAIGN FINANCE


                Chapter 301--Federal Election Campaigns


           Subchapter I--Disclosure of Federal Campaign Funds


Sec. 30102. Organization of political committees

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

    (1) Designations, statements, and reports required to be 
filed under this Act by a candidate for the office of Senator, 
by the principal campaign committee of such candidate, and by 
the Republican and Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committees 
shall be filed with the Secretary of the Senate, who shall 
receive such designations, statements, and reports, as 
custodian for the Commission.

    (2) The Secretary of the Senate shall forward a copy of any 
designation, statement, or report filed with the Secretary 
under this subsection to the Commission as soon as possible 
(but no later than 2 working days) after receiving such 
designation, statement, or report.

    (3) All designations, statements, and reports required to 
be filed under this Act, except designations, statements, and 
reports filed in accordance with paragraph (1), shall be filed 
with the Commission.

    (4) The Secretary of the Senate shall make the 
designations, statements, and reports received under this 
subsection available for public inspection and copying in the 
same manner as the Commission under section 30111(a)(4) of this 
title, and shall preserve such designations, statements, and 
reports in the same manner as the Commission under section 
30111(a)(5) of this title.]

    (g) Filing With the Commission.--All designations, 
statements, and reports required to be filed under this Act 
shall be filed with the Commission.

                        BUDGETARY IMPACT OF BILL


  PREPARED IN CONSULTATION WITH THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE PURSUANT TO SEC. 308(a), PUBLIC LAW 93-344, AS
                                                     AMENDED
                                            [In millions of dollars]
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                                                               Budget authority                 Outlays
                                                         -------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Committee    Amount  in     Committee    Amount  in
                                                           guidance\1\      bill       guidance\1\      bill
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Comparison of amounts in the bill with Committee
 guidance to its subcommittees of amounts for 2018:
 Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch:
    Mandatory...........................................          143           143           143        \2\143
    Discretionary.......................................        4,490         3,171         4,459      \2\3,313
        Security........................................  ............  ............           NA            NA
        Nonsecurity.....................................        4,490         3,171            NA            NA
Projection of outlays associated with the
 recommendation:
    2018................................................  ............  ............  ............     \3\2,701
    2019................................................  ............  ............  ............          402
    2020................................................  ............  ............  ............          120
    2021................................................  ............  ............  ............           35
    2022 and future years...............................  ............  ............  ............            3
Financial assistance to State and local governments for            NA   ............           NA   ............
 2018...................................................
 
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\1\There is no section 302(a) allocation to the Committee on Appropriations for fiscal year 2018.
\2\Includes outlays from prior-year budget authority.
\3\Excludes outlays from prior-year budget authority.
 
NA: Not applicable.


  COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF NEW BUDGET (OBLIGATIONAL) AUTHORITY FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017 AND BUDGET ESTIMATES AND AMOUNTS RECOMMENDED IN THE BILL FOR FISCAL
                                                                        YEAR 2018
                                                                [In thousands of dollars]
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                                         Senate Committee recommendation
                                                                                                                             compared with (+ or -)
                                Item                                       2017       Budget estimate     Committee    ---------------------------------
                                                                      appropriation                     recommendation        2017
                                                                                                                         appropriation   Budget estimate
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                    TITLE I--LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
 
                               SENATE
 
Expense allowances:
    Vice President.................................................              19               19               19   ...............  ...............
    President Pro Tempore of the Senate............................              38               38               38   ...............  ...............
    President Pro Tempore Emeritus of the Senate...................  ...............  ...............              15              +15              +15
    Majority Leader of the Senate..................................              40               40               40   ...............  ...............
    Minority Leader of the Senate..................................              40               40               40   ...............  ...............
    Majority Whip of the Senate....................................              10               10               10   ...............  ...............
    Minority Whip of the Senate....................................              10               10               10   ...............  ...............
    Chairman of the Majority Conference Committee..................               5                5                5   ...............  ...............
    Chairman of the Minority Conference Committee..................               5                5                5   ...............  ...............
    Chairman of the Majority Policy Committee......................               5                5                5   ...............  ...............
    Chairman of the Minority Policy Committee......................               5                5                5   ...............  ...............
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, expense allowances.................................             177              177              192              +15              +15
 
Representation Allowances for the Majority and Minority Leaders....              28               28               28   ...............  ...............
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Expense allowances and representation.................             205              205              220              +15              +15
                                                                    ====================================================================================
                  Salaries, Officers and Employees
 
Office of the Vice President.......................................           2,417            2,480            2,417   ...............             -63
Office of the President Pro Tempore................................             723              743              723   ...............             -20
Office of the President Pro Tempore Emeritus.......................  ...............  ...............             309             +309             +309
Offices of the Majority and Minority Leaders.......................           5,256            5,390            5,256   ...............            -134
Offices of the Majority and Minority Whips.........................           3,359            3,449            3,359   ...............             -90
Committee on Appropriations........................................          15,142           15,142           15,142   ...............  ...............
Conference committees..............................................           3,316            3,402            3,316   ...............             -86
Offices of the Secretaries of the Conference of the Majority and                817              839              817   ...............             -22
 the Conference of the Minority....................................
Policy committees..................................................           3,386            3,476            3,386   ...............             -90
Office of the Chaplain.............................................             437              450              437   ...............             -13
Office of the Secretary............................................          24,772           25,771           25,132             +360             -639
Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper......................          70,900           73,090           78,565           +7,665           +5,475
Offices of the Secretaries for the Majority and Minority...........           1,810            1,810            1,810   ...............  ...............
Agency contributions and related expenses..........................          49,952           54,488           54,040           +4,088             -448
Outlays............................................................  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............
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      Total, Salaries, officers and employees......................         182,287          190,530          194,709          +12,422           +4,179
                                                                    ====================================================================================
          Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate
 
Salaries and expenses..............................................           5,809            6,115            6,115             +306   ...............
 
                   Office of Senate Legal Counsel
 
Salaries and expenses..............................................           1,120            1,147            1,147              +27   ...............
 
Expense Allowances of the Secretary of the Senate, Sergeant at Arms              28               28               28   ...............  ...............
 and Doorkeeper of the Senate, and Secretaries for the Majority and
 Minority of the Senate: Expense allowances........................
 
                 Contingent Expenses of the Senate
 
Inquiries and investigations.......................................         133,265          135,799          133,265   ...............          -2,534
Expenses of United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics              508              520              508   ...............             -12
 Control...........................................................
Secretary of the Senate............................................          10,250           10,536           10,536             +286   ...............
Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate......................         126,535          131,573          130,076           +3,541           -1,497
Miscellaneous items................................................          20,870           18,870           18,870           -2,000   ...............
Senators' Official Personnel and Office Expense Account............         390,000          452,635          404,000          +14,000          -48,635
 
                        Official Mail Costs
 
Expenses...........................................................             300              300              300   ...............  ...............
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      Total, Contingent expenses of the Senate.....................         681,728          750,233          697,555          +15,827          -52,678
                                                                    ====================================================================================
      Total, Senate................................................         871,177          948,258          899,774          +28,597          -48,484
                                                                    ====================================================================================
                      HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
 
Payment to Widows and Heirs of Deceased Members of Congress (FY17               174   ...............  ...............            -174   ...............
 PL 114-223, Sec.142)\1\...........................................
                                                                    ====================================================================================
Outlays............................................................  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............
 
                            JOINT ITEMS
 
Joint Economic Committee...........................................           4,203            4,203            4,203   ...............  ...............
Joint Committee on Taxation........................................          10,095           11,169           10,095   ...............          -1,074
 
                 Office of the Attending Physician
 
Medical supplies, equipment, expenses, and allowances..............           3,838            3,838            3,838   ...............  ...............
 
           Office of Congressional Accessibility Services
 
Salaries and expenses..............................................           1,429            1,444            1,429   ...............             -15
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      Total, Joint items...........................................          19,565           20,654           19,565   ...............          -1,089
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                           CAPITOL POLICE
 
Salaries...........................................................         325,300          347,096          347,700          +22,400             +604
General expenses...................................................          68,000           75,211           74,800           +6,800             -411
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      Total, Capitol Police........................................         393,300          422,307          422,500          +29,200             +193
                                                                    ====================================================================================
                        OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE
 
Salaries and expenses..............................................           3,959            4,056            3,959   ...............             -97
 
                    CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE
 
Salaries and expenses..............................................          46,500           49,945           48,100           +1,600           -1,845
                   ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL (AOC)
 
Capital Construction and Operations................................          92,957           98,360           91,589           -1,368           -6,771
Capitol building...................................................          32,584           54,898           46,125          +13,541           -8,773
Capitol grounds....................................................          12,826           14,279           11,880             -946           -2,399
Senate office buildings............................................          88,406          110,037          110,346          +21,940             +309
 
House of Representatives buildings:
Capitol Power Plant................................................          95,646          117,205          111,629          +15,983           -5,576
    Offsetting collections.........................................          -9,000           -9,000           -9,000   ...............  ...............
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      Subtotal, Capitol Power Plant................................          86,646          108,205          102,629          +15,983           -5,576
 
Library buildings and grounds......................................          47,080          121,182           27,443          -19,637          -93,739
Capitol police buildings, grounds and security.....................          20,033           54,177           30,833          +10,800          -23,344
Botanic Garden.....................................................          14,067           13,400           12,613           -1,454             -787
Capitol Visitor Center.............................................          20,557           21,470           20,557   ...............            -913
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      Total, Architect of the Capitol..............................         415,156          596,008          454,015          +38,859         -141,993
                                                                    ====================================================================================
                        LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
 
Salaries and expenses..............................................         457,017          504,260          457,017   ...............         -47,243
    Authority to spend receipts....................................          -6,350           -6,350           -6,350   ...............  ...............
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      Subtotal, Salaries and expenses..............................         450,667          497,910          450,667   ...............         -47,243
 
Copyright Office, Salaries and expenses............................          68,825           77,709           68,825   ...............          -8,884
    Authority to spend receipts....................................         -39,548          -38,864          -41,305           -1,757           -2,441
    Prior year unobligated balances................................          -6,179           -7,429           -2,260           +3,919           +5,169
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      Subtotal, Copyright Office...................................          23,098           31,416           25,260           +2,162           -6,156
 
Congressional Research Service, Salaries and expenses..............         107,945          119,279          112,698           +4,753           -6,581
Books for the blind and physically handicapped, Salaries and                 50,248           52,815           50,248   ...............          -2,567
 expenses..........................................................
Copyright Office funding flexibility information technology          ...............           2,000   ...............  ...............          -2,000
 (Sec.1103(b))(CBO estimate).......................................
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      Total, Library of Congress...................................         631,958          703,420          638,873           +6,915          -64,547
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                    GOVERNMENT PUBLISHING OFFICE
 
Congressional publishing...........................................          79,736           79,528           79,528             -208   ...............
Public Information Programs of the Superintendent of Documents,              29,500           29,000           29,000             -500   ...............
 Salaries and expenses.............................................
Government Publishing Office Business Operations Revolving Fund....           7,832            8,540            8,540             +708   ...............
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      Total, Government Publishing Office..........................         117,068          117,068          117,068   ...............  ...............
                                                                    ====================================================================================
                  GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE
 
Salaries and expenses..............................................         567,856          614,478          586,572          +18,716          -27,906
    Offsetting collections.........................................         -23,350          -23,800          -23,800             -450   ...............
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      Total, Government Accountability Office......................         544,506          590,678          562,772          +18,266          -27,906
                                                                    ====================================================================================
              OPEN WORLD LEADERSHIP CENTER TRUST FUND
 
Payment to the Open World Leadership Center (OWLC) Trust Fund......           5,600            5,800            5,600   ...............            -200
 
 JOHN C. STENNIS CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT
 
Stennis Center for Public Service..................................             430              430              430   ...............  ...............
 
                     ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS
 
Scorekeeping adjustment (CBO estimate)\2\..........................          -1,000   ...............          -2,000           -1,000           -2,000
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      Grand total..................................................       3,048,393        3,458,624        3,170,656         +122,263         -287,968
                                                                    ====================================================================================
                           RECAPITULATION
 
Senate.............................................................         871,177          948,258          899,774          +28,597          -48,484
Joint Items........................................................          19,565           20,654           19,565   ...............          -1,089
Capitol Police.....................................................         393,300          422,307          422,500          +29,200             +193
Office of Compliance...............................................           3,959            4,056            3,959   ...............             -97
Congressional Budget Office........................................          46,500           49,945           48,100           +1,600           -1,845
Architect of the Capitol...........................................         415,156          596,008          454,015          +38,859         -141,993
Library of Congress................................................         631,958          703,420          638,873           +6,915          -64,547
Government Publishing Office.......................................         117,068          117,068          117,068   ...............  ...............
Government Accountability Office...................................         544,506          590,678          562,772          +18,266          -27,906
Open World Leadership Center.......................................           5,600            5,800            5,600   ...............            -200
Stennis Center for Public Service..................................             430              430              430   ...............  ...............
Administrative Provisions 2/.......................................          -1,000   ...............          -2,000           -1,000           -2,000
Prior year outlays.................................................  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............
                                                                    ====================================================================================
      Grand total..................................................       3,048,219        3,458,624        3,170,656         +122,437         -287,968
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\1\Fiscal year 2017 funds provided in Continuing Appropriations Act, 2017 (Public Law 114-223).
\2\Fiscal year 2017 is Sec. 175 of Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2017 (Public Law 114-254).


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