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                                                      Calendar No. 450
115th Congress     }                                     {      Report
                                 SENATE
 2d Session        }                                     {     115-274

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                LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS, 2019

                                _______
                                

                 June  14, 2018.--Ordered to be printed

                                _______
                                

    Mr. Daines, from the Committee on Appropriations, submitted the 
                               following

                                 REPORT

                         [To accompany S. 3071]

    The Committee on Appropriations reports the bill (S. 3071) 
making appropriations for the legislative branch for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2019, 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.................  $3,366,760,000
Amount of 2018 appropriations...........................   3,311,306,000
Amount of 2019 budget estimate..........................   3,512,713,000
Bill as recommended to Senate compared to--
    2018 appropriations.................................     +55,454,000
    2019 budget estimate................................    -145,953,000













                                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......    14
            Office of Senate Legal Counsel.......................    15
            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.............................................    15
            Contingent Expenses of the Senate....................    15
            Administrative Provisions............................    27
        Joint Items:
            Joint Economic Committee.............................    27
            Joint Committee on Taxation..........................    27
            Office of the Attending Physician....................    28
            Office of Congressional Accessibility Services.......    28
        Capitol Police:
            Salaries.............................................    29
            General Expenses.....................................    30
        Office of Compliance: Salaries and Expenses..............    31
        Congressional Budget Office: Salaries and Expenses.......    32
        Architect of the Capitol:
            Capital Construction and Operations..................    33
            Capitol Building.....................................    34
            Capitol Grounds......................................    34
            Senate Office Buildings..............................    35
            Capitol Power Plant..................................    36
            Library Buildings and Grounds........................    37
            Capitol Police Buildings, Grounds and Security.......    38
            Botanic Garden.......................................    39
            Capitol Visitor Center...............................    39
            Administrative Provisions............................    39
        Library of Congress:
            Salaries and Expenses................................    40
            Copyright Office.....................................    43
            Congressional Research Service.......................    44
            Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.......    45
            Administrative Provisions............................    45
        Government Publishing Office:
            Congressional Publishing.............................    46
            Public Information Programs of the Office of 
              Superintendent of Documents........................    47
            Government Publishing Office Business Operations 
              Revolving Fund.....................................    47
        Government Accountability Office: Salaries and Expenses..    47
        Open World Leadership Center Trust Fund..................    49
        John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Training and 
          Develop-
          ment...................................................    49
Title II: General Provisions.....................................    50
Compliance With Paragraph 7, Rule XVI, of the Standing Rules of 
  the Sen- 
  ate............................................................    51
Compliance With Paragraph 7(c), Rule XXVI of the Standing Rules 
  of the Senate..................................................    51
Compliance With Paragraph 12, Rule XXVI, of the Standing Rules of 
  the Senate.....................................................    52
Budgetary Impact of Bill.........................................    53
Comparative Statement of Budget Authority........................    54

                     GENERAL STATEMENT AND SUMMARY

    The Legislative Branch appropriations bill provides funding 
for the Congress and for the agencies that serve the Congress. 
Multiple 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 $3,366,760,000 for the legislative branch for 
fiscal year 2019. This amount excludes House items as per 
normal protocol. This total is $145,953,000 below the budget 
request and $55,454,000 above the fiscal year 2018 
appropriation.
    The bill includes $933,460,081 for the operations of the 
Senate, which is $56,635,680 below the fiscal year 2019 
request. The bill includes $504,776,000 for the Architect of 
the Capitol to maintain, improve, and construct buildings and 
facilities for the Congress. The recommendation for the 
Architect of the Capitol is $73,550,000 below the fiscal year 
2019 request. The recommendation would allow for comprehensive 
repairs and life-safety systems improvements. The bill also 
includes $453,037,000 for the Capitol Police; $589,749,653 for 
the Government Accountability Office; $687,422,000 for the 
Library of Congress; and $117,000,000 for the Government 
Publishing Office.
    Agency Spending and Obligation Report.--The Committee seeks 
to ensure proper oversight of taxpayer dollars and agency 
spending practices, and to identify areas in which to find 
efficiencies as the Committee provides funding to invest in new 
technologies, modernize outdated IT systems, and realign 
programs for better performance. To achieve that goal, the 
Committee requests that each agency provide a report outlining 
its spending and obligations for each appropriation account. 
The report should include spending and obligations for each 
fiscal year quarter, as well as for the last two weeks of the 
fiscal year and should include an illustration of data for each 
quarter as a percentage of overall spending for the fiscal 
year. The report is due to the Committee within 90 days after 
the end of the fiscal year.
    COLA for Legislative Branch Agencies.--The Committee 
recommendation does not provide for a Cost of Living Adjustment 
[COLA] for the agencies of the Legislative Branch. This is 
consistent with the Executive Branch, which has proposed a 
freeze for fiscal year 2019.
    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 2020 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 any 
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 expects 
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, 2018....................................        $189,840
Budget estimate, 2019...................................         189,840
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 2019 request and the fiscal year 2018 
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, 2018....................................         $28,140
Budget estimate, 2019...................................          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 2019 request and the fiscal year 2018 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, 2018....................................    $194,867,812
Budget estimate, 2019...................................     213,718,812
Committee recommendation................................     205,376,812

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $205,376,812 
for the subaccounts funded under the overall account for the 
salaries of officers and employees of the Senate. The 
recommendation is $10,509,000 above the fiscal year 2018 
appropriation and $8,342,000 below the fiscal year 2019 
request.
    It should be noted that except for a handful of positions 
in the Offices of the Secretary and the Sergeant at Arms [SAA] 
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 2019 are approximately 1,348 positions.

                    SALARIES, OFFICERS, AND EMPLOYEES
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                        Fiscal year 2019
                                      Fiscal year 2018      Committee
                                                         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           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           461,886
Office of the Secretary.............        25,132,000        25,783,000
Office of the Sergeant at Arms and          78,565,000        82,684,000
 Doorkeeper.........................
Offices of the secretaries for the           1,810,000         1,810,000
 majority and minority..............
                                     -----------------------------------
      Totals........................       125,527,812       130,322,812
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    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, 2018....................................      $2,417,248
Budget estimate, 2019...................................       2,484,248
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, 2018....................................        $723,466
Budget estimate, 2019...................................         744,466
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, 2018.....................................        $309,000
Budget Estimate, 2019...................................         319,000
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, 2018....................................      $5,255,576
Budget estimate, 2019...................................       5,399,576
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, 2018....................................      $3,359,424
Budget estimate, 2019...................................       3,455,424
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, 2018....................................     $15,142,000
Budget estimate, 2019...................................      15,496,000
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, 2018....................................      $3,316,000
Budget estimate, 2019...................................       3,408,000
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, 2018....................................        $817,402
Budget estimate, 2019...................................         843,402
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, 2018....................................      $3,385,810
Budget estimate, 2019...................................       3,481,810
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, 2018....................................        $436,886
Budget estimate, 2019...................................         474,886
Committee recommendation................................         461,886

    For the Office of the Chaplain, the Committee recommends an 
appropriation of $461,886. 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, 2018....................................     $25,132,000
Budget estimate, 2019...................................      26,315,000
Committee recommendation................................      25,783,000

    The Committee recommends $25,783,000 for salaries of the 
Office of the Secretary. Fiscal year 2019 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 2019 
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, 2018....................................     $78,565,000
Budget estimate, 2019...................................      85,321,000
Committee recommendation................................      82,684,000

    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 $82,684,000 
for fiscal year 2019, which supports a staffing level of 920; 
an increase of 10 from the current level, including the 
conversion of 9 contractor positions to Federal employees. The 
additional staff and funding will fully support the continued 
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 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 Continuity of 
        Operations and Continuity of Government, 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............          59 FTE
Capitol Operations......................................             119
Operations..............................................             283
Chief Information Officer...............................             338
Executive and administrative offices....................             121
    Total...............................................             920

    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.
    New SAA Office of Member Outreach and Security 
Coordination.--The Committee finds that identifying and 
evaluating risks to Members is challenging given the large 
number of Members and their varying schedules for both on and 
off-campus events. This challenge is further heightened given 
evolving physical threats to Members, as highlighted by the 
2017 shooting in Alexandria, Virginia. To continue addressing 
these challenges in the Senate, the SAA is directed to 
establish an Office of Member Outreach and Security 
Coordination using current resources and current staff 
dedicated to liaising with Senators' offices. The mission and 
duties of the new office will be to conduct direct outreach to 
Senators' offices and to groups comprised of multiple Senators 
in order to create better awareness, with willing Senators' 
offices, of Senators' activities off of the Capitol campus; to 
seek tools, such as technology, that may improve and accelerate 
such awareness; to educate and train staff, including 
schedulers, regional representatives, and Chief Clerks, to 
identify and alert the SAA and the United States Capitol Police 
[USCP] of events or activities that may warrant a threat 
assessment; and to facilitate threat assessments and security 
coordination with the USCP as well as Federal and local law 
enforcement, as appropriate. The SAA is directed to report to 
the Committee not less than 90 days after enactment on a 
detailed plan for the office, including identifying potential 
additional resources that may be needed to carryout such 
responsibilities.
    Office Cybersecurity.--The Committee directs SAA to utilize 
funds provided for fiscal year 2018 to: enable personal and 
committee offices to utilize third-party cybersecurity services 
to protect the privacy and integrity of office networks; 
provide 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.
    Senators' Personal Cybersecurity.--The Committee continues 
to be concerned that Senators are being targeted for hacking 
and cyberattacks, especially via their personal devices and 
accounts. The Committee appreciates the efforts of the 
bipartisan Senators' Personal Cybersecurity Working Group 
established by the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2018 
to identify, develop, and recommend options to provide enhanced 
cybersecurity for Senators' personal communications devices and 
accounts. The Committee encourages the working group to 
continue collaborating across offices in a bipartisan manner 
and consulting with the Senate community and external experts 
to provide a comprehensive report on options to improve 
Senators' personal cybersecurity by the required deadline of 
September 19, 2018. The Committee also reiterates that 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 and that privacy protections must be a component of 
each option.
    Senate Employees' Child Care Center [SECCC].--The Committee 
directs the Senate Sergeant at Arms to convene a working group 
to review the current operations of the SECCC. Representatives 
from the Architect of the Capitol and the Sergeant at Arms 
shall form the working group. The Sergeant at Arms must receive 
input from related constituencies including SECCC Board Members 
and Executive Director. The working group shall conduct a study 
and provide its findings to the Committee on Appropriations and 
the Committee on Rules and Administration no later than 90 days 
after enactment of this act. The study shall: examine the 
current statutory impediments to and feasibility of 
incorporating the SECCC into either the office of the Sergeant 
at Arms or the office of the Secretary of the Senate; the 
current costs to operate the facility, including capital, 
operating, salaries, benefits and other expenses and how those 
might convey to one of the Senate entities named; investigate 
the creation and operation of a revolving fund by which tuition 
and other payments may be received; detail the best method of 
dissolving the 501(c)(3) that currently runs the SECCC; and 
recommend a personnel process to govern hires, transfers, 
promotions, and approvals for training. The working group 
should also provide an accounting of the SECCC's requirements 
to maintain certification and licensing as a certified and/or 
accredited child care and child development facility in the 
District of Columbia. That accounting should also include any 
requirements for insurance or other liability protections for 
the staff or the facility. The study should disclose all costs 
associated with the operation of the center that are currently 
incurred by the SECCC, the Architect of the Capitol, the Senate 
Sergeant at Arms, and the Secretary of the Senate. When 
developing its findings, the Committee strongly encourages the 
working group to consider the structure and capacity of child 
care facilities that serve employees of other Legislative 
Branch agencies, the House of Representatives, and Executive 
Branch agencies.
    Training to ``Stop the Bleed''.--Similar to CPR training, 
which is an important life-saving skill, basic bleeding control 
techniques are critical to saving lives. Developed by the 
American College of Surgeons after the tragedy at Sandy Hook 
Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, ``Stop the Bleed'' 
training works to enhance survivability from mass shootings as 
well as other casualty events such as car accidents and home 
accidents. ``Stop the Bleed'' training empowers first 
responders, as well as non-professional individuals, with basic 
skills and techniques to immediately control external bleeding 
until medical help arrives. The American College of Surgeons 
provides both direct training and ``train the trainer'' courses 
with the educational component of Stop the Bleed offered free 
of charge and courses are run at cost. The Committee supports 
the expansion of ``Stop the Bleed'' training on the Capitol 
campus, as well as in schools, workplaces, and other 
organizations, in order to improve survival rates of mass 
shootings and other events causing life-threating external 
bleeding.
    The Sergeant at Arms, in coordination with the Office of 
the Attending Physician, as appropriate, is directed to 
incorporate ``Stop the Bleed'' training into the Senate's 
education and training programming for both DC and State 
offices. The SAA is directed to report to the Committee within 
30 days of enactment on the details of such training, including 
planned frequency and trainer competencies.

        OFFICES OF THE SECRETARIES FOR THE MAJORITY AND MINORITY

Appropriations, 2018....................................      $1,810,000
Budget estimate, 2019...................................       1,900,000
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, 2018....................................     $54,198,000
Budget estimate, 2019...................................      64,076,000
Committee recommendation................................      59,912,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $59,912,000 
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 Federal Insurance Contributions Act. 
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, 2018....................................      $6,115,000
Budget estimate, 2019...................................       6,278,000
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, 2018....................................      $1,147,000
Budget estimate, 2019...................................       1,176,000
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, 2018....................................         $28,440
Budget estimate, 2019...................................          28,440
Committee recommendation................................          28,440

    Section 119 of Public Law 97-51 authorized an expense 
allowance for the Secretary of the Senate, the Sergeant at Arms 
and Doorkeeper of the Senate, the Secretary for the Majority, 
and the Secretary for the Minority. Since fiscal year 1983, the 
amount has been provided through a direct appropriation. The 
Committee recommends an appropriation of $28,440 providing an 
allowance of $7,220 for each office.

                   Contingent Expenses of the Senate


                      INQUIRIES AND INVESTIGATIONS

Appropriations, 2018....................................    $133,265,000
Budget estimate, 2019...................................     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, 2021. The recommendation is equal to the 
fiscal year 2018 appropriation and $2,534,075 below the fiscal 
year 2019 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, 2018....................................        $508,000
Budget estimate, 2019...................................         520,000
Committee recommendation................................         508,000

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

                        SECRETARY OF THE SENATE

Appropriations, 2018....................................     $11,136,000
Budget estimate, 2019...................................      10,036,000
Committee recommendation................................      10,036,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $10,036,000 
for expenses of the Office of the Secretary. The recommendation 
is $1,100,000 below the fiscal year 2018 appropriation and 
equal to the fiscal year 2019 request. Of the total provided, 
the Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,600,000 to 
remain available until expended of which $3,000,000 is for the 
Financial Management Information System Modernization and 
$6,436,000 to remain available until September 30, 2023, 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, 2018....................................    $130,076,000
Budget estimate, 2019...................................     126,595,000
Committee recommendation................................     126,595,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $126,595,000 
for expenses of the Sergeant at Arms, to remain available until 
September 30, 2023, which is $3,481,000 below the fiscal year 
2018 appropriation and identical to the fiscal year 2019 
request.
    The following table compares the fiscal year 2019 Committee 
recommendation for the component categories within this account 
to the fiscal year 2019 budget request.

                             EXPENSES--OFFICE OF THE SERGEANT AT ARMS AND DOORKEEPER
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                                                                    Fiscal year      Committee
                                                                   2019 request   recommendation    Difference
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Office of Protective Service and Continuity.....................      $4,890,000      $4,890,000  ..............
Capitol Operations..............................................       3,536,000       3,536,000  ..............
Operations......................................................      23,207,000      23,207,000  ..............
Chief Information Officer.......................................      93,868,000      93,868,000  ..............
Executive and Other Offices.....................................       1,094,000       1,094,000  ..............
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      Grand Total...............................................     126,595,000     126,595,000  ..............
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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, 2018....................................     $18,870,349
Budget estimate, 2019...................................      20,870,849
Committee recommendation................................      20,870,849

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $20,870,849 
for miscellaneous items to remain available until September 30, 
2021. 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 2019 BUDGET--MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS APPORTIONMENT SCHEDULE
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                                                            Fiscal year 2019      Committee
                           Item                                  request       recommendation      Difference
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Resolution and reorganization reserve.....................        $3,000,000        $5,000,000        $2,000,000
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         1,200,000          (30,000)
 dated December 5, 1980) (Unemployment Compensation)......
Conferences for the Majority and Minority (Public Laws: 97-          300,000           300,000  ................
 51, dated January 3, 1983; 101-250, dated November 5,
 1990; and 107-68, dated November 12, 2001)...............
Policy Committees for the Majority and Minority (Public              150,000           150,000  ................
 Law 104-53, dated November 19, 1995).....................
Postage...................................................          6,000\1\             6,000  ................
Stationery................................................            16,500         16,500\2\  ................
Communications............................................            72,000         72,000\3\  ................
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           450,500            30,500
     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        20,870,849         2,000,500
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\1\Postage Apportionment (Fiscal year 2019):
      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 2019):
      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 2019):
      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. 
Payments are authorized 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 2019 for the repayment of student 
loans, for eligible employees at the discretion of the 
employing office, to enhance recruitment and retention of 
Senate staff.
    Senate Staff Compensation Review.--Ensuring that Senate 
staff compensation is competitive and fair is critical to 
attracting and retaining highly-qualified staff. The Secretary 
of the Senate is directed to conduct a review, or contract with 
an independent external entity to conduct a review, of the 
salaries and benefits of staff employed by Senators' offices 
and Senate Committees to evaluate the extent to which Senate 
staff receive similar pay for similar work, both internally and 
externally to the Senate. The review must, to the extent 
possible, compare staff compensation to the Executive Branch 
and the private sector. The review must also compare staff 
compensation within the Senate with respect to gender, race, 
and ethnicity. The review must consider job responsibilities, 
experience, and outside qualifications, including education, 
for such comparisons. Providing such compensation data is 
strictly voluntary for any Senator's office or Senate 
Committee, and any such office may direct that its data be 
excluded from any data provided for the review. The review 
should note how many offices, in the aggregate, chose not to 
participate. The Secretary, or contracting entity, must also 
take all reasonable and necessary steps to ensure that the data 
gathered is securely protected and kept confidential. The 
Committee directs that such a review be started, or contracted 
out, within 12 months of enactment and that a report 
summarizing such review be submitted, within 18 months of 
enactment, to the Committee on Appropriations and upon request 
to any Senator. Such report must provide summaries of such 
comparisons and exclude any information that could be used to 
identify any individual, any Senators' office, any Committee, 
or any other entity of the Senate, similar to reports published 
in 2001 and 2006.
    Senate Internship Opportunities Bulletin.--The Committee 
believes that the Senate should do more to make Senate 
internships accessible to those who qualify for them. The 
Committee directs the Senate Placement Office to establish an 
Internship Opportunities Bulletin on its website as a central 
resource for Senators' offices and Committees that wish to 
publicize internship opportunities in the Senate. The bulletin 
should be similar in format and operation to the current Senate 
Employment Bulletin. The bulletin should feature a clear 
statement that such opportunities are only those requested for 
public listing by Senators' Offices and Committees and that 
other opportunities may be available. Such bulletin should be 
operational not later than 90 days after enactment or as soon 
as practicable following prompt notification to the Committee.

        SENATORS' OFFICIAL PERSONNEL AND OFFICE EXPENSE ACCOUNT

Appropriations, 2018....................................    $424,000,000
Budget estimate, 2019...................................     474,555,605
Committee recommendation................................     429,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation for fiscal year 
2019 of $429,000,000 for the Senators' Official Personnel and 
Office Expense Account [SOPOEA]. The recommendation is an 
increase of $5,000,000 to the fiscal year 2018 appropriation 
and $45,555,605 below the fiscal year 2019 request. Of the 
funding provided, $20,128,950 is available until September 30, 
2021.
    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 2019 totals 
$296,084,348.
    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 $508,377 per office, or 
$50,837,700 for all 100 Senators.
    The third component of the SOPOEA account is for official 
office expenses and totals $20,128,950. Each Senator's office 
is allocated an amount for office expenses, as displayed in the 
following table.
    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.

     COMMITTEE RECOMMENDATION FOR SENATORS' OFFICIAL PERSONNEL AND OFFICE EXPENSE ALLOWANCE FISCAL YEAR 2019
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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/      2019            2019
                                                       2019            2019
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Alabama.........................................      $2,736,660        $508,377        $182,501      $3,427,538
Alaska..........................................       2,736,660         508,377         252,440       3,497,477
Arizona.........................................       2,978,106         508,377         209,140       3,695,623
Arkansas........................................       2,736,660         508,377         168,597       3,413,634
California......................................       4,349,344         508,377         481,342       5,339,063
Colorado........................................       2,817,140         508,377         192,406       3,517,923
Connecticut.....................................       2,736,660         508,377         160,739       3,405,776
Delaware........................................       2,736,660         508,377         128,872       3,373,909
Florida.........................................       3,937,413         508,377         321,311       4,767,101
Georgia.........................................       3,219,560         508,377         218,853       3,946,790
Hawaii..........................................       2,736,660         508,377         280,923       3,525,960
Idaho...........................................       2,736,660         508,377         166,234       3,411,271
Illinois........................................       3,380,525         508,377         262,778       4,151,680
Indiana.........................................       2,897,625         508,377         192,987       3,598,989
Iowa............................................       2,736,660         508,377         169,544       3,414,581
Kansas..........................................       2,736,660         508,377         167,529       3,412,566
Kentucky........................................       2,736,660         508,377         176,037       3,421,074
Louisiana.......................................       2,736,660         508,377         185,677       3,430,714
Maine...........................................       2,736,660         508,377         148,069       3,393,106
Maryland........................................       2,897,625         508,377         173,253       3,579,255
Massachusetts...................................       2,897,625         508,377         196,383       3,602,385
Michigan........................................       3,219,560         508,377         229,733       3,957,670
Minnesota.......................................       2,817,140         508,377         188,153       3,513,670
Mississippi.....................................       2,736,660         508,377         167,570       3,412,607
Missouri........................................       2,897,625         508,377         195,796       3,601,798
Montana.........................................       2,736,660         508,377         162,534       3,407,571
Nebraska........................................       2,736,660         508,377         160,735       3,405,772
Nevada..........................................       2,736,660         508,377         178,158       3,423,195
New Hampshire...................................       2,736,660         508,377         143,450       3,388,487
New Jersey......................................       3,139,072         508,377         203,883       3,851,332
New Mexico......................................       2,736,660         508,377         167,544       3,412,581
New York........................................       3,885,919         508,377         320,467       4,714,763
North Carolina..................................       3,219,560         508,377         219,092       3,947,029
North Dakota....................................       2,736,660         508,377         150,879       3,395,916
Ohio............................................       3,300,044         508,377         249,098       4,057,519
Oklahoma........................................       2,736,660         508,377         179,850       3,424,887
Oregon..........................................       2,736,660         508,377         192,043       3,437,080
Pennsylvania....................................       3,380,525         508,377         256,849       4,145,751
Rhode Island....................................       2,736,660         508,377         139,054       3,384,091
South Carolina..................................       2,817,140         508,377         176,454       3,501,971
South Dakota....................................       2,736,660         508,377         151,939       3,396,976
Tennessee.......................................       2,897,625         508,377         195,872       3,601,874
Texas...........................................       4,349,344         508,377         381,641       5,239,362
Utah............................................       2,736,660         508,377         173,363       3,418,400
Vermont.........................................       2,736,660         508,377         136,650       3,381,687
Virginia........................................       3,058,591         508,377         197,301       3,764,269
Washington......................................       2,978,106         508,377         219,644       3,706,127
West Virginia...................................       2,736,660         508,377         146,283       3,391,320
Wisconsin.......................................       2,817,140         508,377         191,198       3,516,715
Wyoming.........................................       2,736,660         508,377         153,627       3,398,664
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
      TOTAL.....................................     148,042,174      25,418,850      10,064,475     183,525,499
                                                 ===============================================================
                                                              x2              x2              x2              x2
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
GRAND TOTAL.....................................     296,084,348      50,837,700      20,128,950     367,050,998
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    According to the most recent employment data compiled by 
the Secretary of the Senate, as of May 31, 2018, there were 
4,085 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 2019 
funding level for this account anticipates $123,972,000 in 
agency contribution costs.
    The amount recommended by the Committee for the SOPOEA is 
less than would be required to cover all obligations that could 
be incurred under the authorized allowances for all Senators. 
The Committee is able to recommend an appropriation of a lesser 
amount than potentially necessary because Senators typically do 
not obligate funds up to the absolute ceiling of their 
respective allowances.
    Senate Intern Compensation.--The Committee believes that 
Senate internships should be available to the broadest possible 
pool of candidates who have the ability and interest to serve. 
Unfortunately, unpaid internships exclude those who cannot 
independently afford to work without pay, hindering students' 
future career opportunities and making it more difficult for 
Senators to attract and hire the most qualified interns, 
regardless of socioeconomic status. One important step to 
expanding Senate opportunities is to provide interns financial 
compensation via a salary or stipend, which would provide an 
avenue for more students to have the opportunity to serve their 
country and gain experience toward a career in public service.
    In addition to funding allocated in the table above for 
Senators' office allowances and for agency contribution costs, 
the bill includes $5,000,000 for the sole purpose of providing 
financial compensation to interns. Any intern compensation 
funding that remains unspent by any office will be returned to 
the Treasury in accordance with section 101 of the bill. Such 
funding is directed to be allocated among Senators' offices in 
relative proportion to funds allocated for each office's 
administrative and clerical assistance allowance for fiscal 
year 2019 shown in the table above, which reflect natural 
variables including State populations, with a small additional 
amount for non-contiguous states. On average, each office will 
be allocated an estimated $50,000 for intern compensation.

     Estimated Senators' Office Allocations for Intern Compensation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                          State                               Intern
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Alabama.................................................         $46,000
Alaska..................................................          51,000
Arizona.................................................          50,100
Arkansas................................................          46,000
California..............................................          73,200
Colorado................................................          47,400
Connecticut.............................................          46,000
Delaware................................................          46,000
Florida.................................................          66,200
Georgia.................................................          54,200
Hawaii..................................................          51,000
Idaho...................................................          46,030
Illinois................................................          56,900
Indiana.................................................          48,700
Iowa....................................................          46,000
Kansas..................................................          46,000
Kentucky................................................          46,000
Louisiana...............................................          46,000
Maine...................................................          46,000
Maryland................................................          48,700
Massachusetts...........................................          48,700
Michigan................................................          54,200
Minnesota...............................................          47,400
Mississippi.............................................          46,000
Missouri................................................          48,700
Montana.................................................          46,000
Nebraska................................................          46,000
Nevada..................................................          46,000
New Hampshire...........................................          46,000
New Jersey..............................................          52,800
New Mexico..............................................          46,000
New York................................................          65,400
North Carolina..........................................          54,200
North Dakota............................................          46,000
Ohio....................................................          55,500
Oklahoma................................................          46,000
Oregon..................................................          46,000
Pennsylvania............................................          56,900
Rhode Island............................................          46,000
South Carolina..........................................          47,400
South Dakota............................................          46,000
Tennessee...............................................          48,700
Texas...................................................          73,200
Utah....................................................          46,000
Vermont.................................................          46,000
Virginia................................................          51,400
Washington..............................................          50,100
West Virginia...........................................          46,000
Wisconsin...............................................          47,400
Wyoming.................................................          46,000
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                          OFFICIAL MAIL COSTS

Appropriations, 2018....................................        $300,000
Budget estimate, 2019...................................         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 2018 appropriation and the fiscal year 2019 
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 relates to the cost of living 
adjustments for Members of Congress.
    Sec. 103. This provision relates to electronic filings with 
the Federal Election Commission.

                              JOINT ITEMS


                        Joint Economic Committee

Appropriations, 2018....................................      $4,203,000
Budget estimate, 2019...................................       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 2018 appropriation and the fiscal year 2019 
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, 2018....................................     $11,169,000
Budget estimate, 2019...................................      11,169,000
Committee recommendation................................      11,169,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $11,169,000 
for salaries and expenses of the Joint Committee on Taxation. 
The recommendation is equal to the fiscal year 2018 
appropriation and the fiscal year 2019 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, 2018....................................      $3,838,000
Budget estimate, 2019...................................       3,798,000
Committee recommendation................................       3,798,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,798,000 for 
the Office of the Attending Physician. The recommendation is 
$40,000 below the fiscal year 2018 appropriation and equal to 
the fiscal year 2019 request. The Office was first established 
by House Resolution 253, adopted December 5, 1928.

             Office of Congressional Accessibility Services

Appropriations, 2018....................................      $1,444,000
Budget estimate, 2019...................................       1,486,000
Committee recommendation................................       1,486,000

    The Committee recommends $1,486,000 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, 2018....................................    $426,500,000
Budget estimate, 2019...................................     456,358,000
Committee recommendation................................     453,037,000

    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 $453,037,000 for the USCP. The 
recommendation is $26,537,000 above the fiscal year 2018 
appropriation and is $3,321,000 below the fiscal year 2019 
request. The recommended funding fully supports the fourth year 
of a 5-year plan to expand the number of USCP officers by an 
estimated 20 percent. Not less than 90 days after enactment, 
the USCP is directed to report to the Committee detailing the 
deployment plan for new officers requested for fiscal years 
2019 and 2020 and how such plan reflects a risk-based analysis 
of threats to the campus and to Members of Congress. Such 
analysis should incorporate the findings of the updated 
security assessment required by the explanatory statement 
accompanying the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2018.
    Risk-Based Protections for Members of Congress.--As 
highlighted by the 2017 shooting in Alexandria, Virginia, 
evolving threats to Congress include the physical targeting of 
Members of Congress. In addition to securing the Capitol 
campus, the Committee finds that ensuring the continuity of 
government must include protecting the physical security of 
Members. The bill includes $1,000,000 to enhance Member 
security outside of the Capitol campus in the National Capital 
Region, as warranted by risk-based analyses. Such funds may be 
used to reimburse local law enforcement and/or support 
additional dignitary protection teams to be assigned on a 
flexible and dynamic basis. The Committee further expects the 
USCP to adopt Inspector General recommendations on improving 
the effectiveness of USCP units, including those other than the 
Uniformed Services Bureau, to better position the USCP to 
expand off-campus security for Members. The USCP is directed to 
report to the Committee within 90 days of enactment on plans 
for utilizing the increased funding for off-campus Member 
security in the National Capital Region, including cost 
estimates for expanding such efforts. The USCP is also directed 
to include in such report a recommendation to the Committee on 
specific features of such events that may warrant a threat 
assessment. Such recommendation should be made in a format that 
could better inform Members and staff of events that may need 
to be alerted to the USCP.

                                Salaries

Appropriations, 2018....................................    $351,700,000
Budget estimate, 2019...................................     374,804,000
Committee recommendation................................     371,483,000

    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 $371,483,000 for USCP salaries, 
which is $19,783,000 above the fiscal year 2018 appropriation 
and $3,321,000 below the fiscal year 2019 request. The 
Committee recommendation provides half year funding for a 
minimum of an additional 72 sworn and 20 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 
$43,668,000 for overtime in fiscal year 2019. This provides for 
approximately 665,262 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).........     $40,550,000         617,762
Unscheduled.............................       2,626,000          40,000
LOC--non-reimbursable events............         492,000           7,500
                                         -------------------------------
      Total.............................      43,668,000         665,262
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    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, 2018....................................     $74,800,000
Budget estimate, 2019...................................      81,554,000
Committee recommendation................................      81,554,000

    Expenses include office supplies and equipment, 
communications, motor vehicles, uniforms and equipment, 
investigations, training, and miscellaneous items.
    The Committee recommends $81,554,000 for general expenses, 
which is $6,754,000 above the fiscal year 2018 appropriation 
and identical to the fiscal year 2019 request.
    Physical Fitness Study.--Law enforcement is a physically 
challenging profession and a high level of physical fitness is 
essential to many police functions. The Committee appreciates 
the high level of skill and physical fitness that enables USCP 
sworn officers to be fully prepared to respond to any number of 
possible critical incidents that may occur on the Capitol 
complex. The Committee notes that sworn officers undergo 
rigorous physical fitness testing and requirements during the 
recruitment and onboarding process, but that there are no 
ongoing requirements. As such, the Committee directs USCP to 
conduct a study on the feasibility of implementing a continuing 
physical fitness program for sworn officers. The study should 
review the physical fitness standards and requirements of other 
Federal law enforcement agencies and the extent to which USCP 
incorporates similar standards and requirements; evaluate the 
feasibility of implementing a mandatory ongoing physical 
fitness testing and requirement program, including estimated 
costs and timeline for implementation; identify and evaluate 
alternative voluntary physical fitness and physical wellness 
programs for sworn officers; and assess any challenges to all 
such physical fitness programs identified. The report is due to 
the Committee not later than 120 days after enactment.
    Training to ``Stop the Bleed''.--Similar to CPR training, 
which is an important life-saving skill, basic bleeding control 
techniques are critical to saving lives. Developed by the 
American College of Surgeons after the tragedy at Sandy Hook 
Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut, ``Stop the Bleed'' 
training works to enhance survivability from mass shootings as 
well as other casualty events such as car accidents and home 
accidents. ``Stop the Bleed'' training empowers first 
responders, as well as non-professional individuals, with basic 
skills and techniques to immediately control external bleeding 
until medical help arrives. The American College of Surgeons 
provides both direct training and ``train the trainer'' courses 
with the educational component of Stop the Bleed offered free 
of charge and courses are run at cost. The Committee supports 
the expansion of ``Stop the Bleed'' training on the Capitol 
campus, as well as in schools, workplaces, and other 
organizations, in order to improve survival rates of mass 
shootings and other events causing life-threating external 
bleeding.
    The Committee appreciates that the UCSP has begun providing 
bleeding control training to officers. The Committee directs 
the USCP to continue such efforts, utilizing the ``Stop the 
Bleed'' methodology, to ensure that all officers can respond to 
and administer basic bleeding control techniques to individuals 
with trauma. The Committee directs the USCP to provide a report 
to the Committee within 30 days of enactment detailing such 
training plans for new recruits and current officers.

                          OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE


                         Salaries and Expenses

Appropriations, 2018....................................      $4,959,000
Budget estimate, 2019...................................       4,552,757
Committee recommendation................................       6,332,670

    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 $6,332,670 for 
the salaries and expenses of the OOC, which is $1,373,670 above 
the fiscal year 2018 enacted level and $1,779,913 above the 
fiscal year 2019 request.
    Compliance and Training Additional Resources.--The 
Committee commends the Senate's action on reforming the 
Congressional Accountability Act [CAA] and the process by which 
harassment and discrimination are reported in the workplace. In 
support of the ongoing CAA reform efforts and the increasing 
role of the Office of Compliance [OOC] in compliance and 
training of Legislative Branch offices and agencies, which 
includes the addition of the Library of Congress to OOC's 
jurisdiction earlier this year, the Committee provides a 
$1,373,670 funding increase over the fiscal year 2018 enacted 
level.

                      CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE


                         Salaries and Expenses

Appropriations, 2018....................................     $49,945,000
Budget estimate, 2019...................................      50,737,000
Committee recommendation................................      50,295,000

    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 $50,295,000 
for the CBO. The recommendation is $350,000 above the fiscal 
year 2018 appropriation and $442,000 below the fiscal year 2019 
request.
    Promoting Transparency.--The Congressional Budget Office 
provides Congress with budgetary and economic analysis that is 
important to the legislative process and can have significant 
policy implications. The Committee supports CBO's current and 
planned efforts of improving and promoting transparency of the 
agency's modeling and cost estimate process. CBO should 
continue with efforts on transparency that respect the 
interests of Congress and maintain the agency's professional 
independence. To that end, the Committee provides funding to 
support CBO's request to hire an estimated 10 new employees (8 
FTEs) for transparency and responsiveness efforts for fiscal 
year 2019. Further, the Committee directs CBO to provide the 
Committee with a report on planned future transparency efforts 
within 90 days of enactment, which should also include 
proposals on making supporting documents covering methods and 
assumptions used in analyses and cost estimates publicly 
available to a greater degree, and review the feasibility of 
placing interactive models online and releasing source code for 
computer programs used in analyses.

                        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 
$509,776,264 for activities of the Architect of the Capitol, 
excluding the House Office Buildings account. The 
recommendation is $5,230,439 below the fiscal year 2018 
appropriation and $61,549,439 below the fiscal year 2019 
request.
    The following table compares the Committee recommendation 
for the AOC accounts to the fiscal year 2019 request, excluding 
the House Office Buildings account.

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                                                           Fiscal year 2019      Committee
                           Item                                 request       recommendation       Difference
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Capital Construction and Operations......................      $103,962,000      $102,131,903       $(1,830,097)
Capitol Building.........................................        46,154,000        39,318,335        (6,835,665)
Capitol Grounds..........................................        17,978,000        16,160,439        (1,817,561)
Senate Office Buildings..................................        80,535,000        92,918,081       +12,383,081
Capitol Power Plant......................................       118,980,000       102,827,258       (16,152,742)
Library Buildings and Grounds............................       113,427,000        64,125,666       (49,301,334)
Capitol Police Buildings, Grounds, and Security..........        59,309,000        54,680,047        (4,628,953)
Botanic Garden...........................................        14,659,000        14,559,589           (99,411)
Capitol Visitor Center...................................        23,332,000        23,054,946          (267,054)
                                                          ------------------------------------------------------
      Total..............................................       578,326,000       509,776,264       (68,549,736)
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Outdoor Recycling.--The Committee commends the efforts of 
the Architect of the Capitol and the United States Capitol 
Police 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. The AOC is also encouraged to work with the 
USCP to find additional locations where garbage and recycling 
cans can be co-located and clearly marked on the Capitol 
grounds.
    Office of Inspector General.--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 2019. 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, 2018....................................     $93,478,000
Budget estimate, 2019...................................     103,962,000
Committee recommendation................................     102,131,903

    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 $102,131,903 
for capital construction and operations. The recommendation is 
$8,653,903 above the fiscal year 2018 appropriation and 
$1,829,895 below the fiscal year 2019 request.

                            Capitol Building

Appropriations, 2018....................................     $45,300,000
Budget estimate, 2019...................................      46,154,000
Committee recommendation................................      39,318,335

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $39,318,335 
for necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and operation 
of the Capitol, which is $5,981,665 below the fiscal year 2018 
appropriation and $6,835,665 below the fiscal year 2019 
request. Of the amount recommended, $12,981,000 shall remain 
available until September 30, 2023.
    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 2019 Operating Budget
 
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........     $26,648,000     $26,337,335
                                         ===============================
 
     Fiscal Year 2019 Project Budget
 
Senate Reception Room Restoration &            4,750,000  ..............
 Conservation, USC......................
Kitchen and Exhaust Renovation, USC.....       1,775,000  ..............
Fire Alarm System Upgrade, USC..........       2,525,000       2,525,000
Security Improvements, House Chamber USC       4,857,000       4,857,000
Conservation of Fine and Architectural           599,000         599,000
 Art....................................
Minor Construction......................       5,000,000       5,000,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........      19,506,000      12,981,999
                                         ===============================
      Total, Capitol Building...........      46,154,000      39,318,335
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                            Capitol Grounds

Appropriations, 2018....................................     $13,333,000
Budget estimate, 2019...................................      17,978,000
Committee recommendation................................      16,160,439

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $16,160,439 
for Capitol Grounds for the care and improvements of the 
grounds surrounding the Capitol, the Senate and House office 
buildings, and the Capitol Power Plant. The recommendation is 
$2,827,439 above the fiscal year 2018 appropriation and 
$1,817,561 below the fiscal year 2019 request. Of the amount 
recommended, $5,019,000 shall remain available until September 
30, 2023.
    The following table displays the budget detail:

                             CAPITOL GROUNDS
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                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
    Fiscal Year 2019 Operating Budget
 
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........     $11,242,000     $11,141,439
                                         ===============================
 
     Fiscal Year 2019 Project Budget
 
Capitol Square Infrastructure Repair, CG       1,217,000  ..............
Light Pole Structural Repairs and              2,519,000       2,519,000
 Improvements, Phases III-VI, CG........
Minor Construction......................       3,000,000       2,500,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........       6,736,000       5,019,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Capitol Grounds............      17,978,000      16,160,439
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                        Senate Office Buildings

Appropriations, 2018....................................    $101,614,000
Budget estimate, 2019...................................      80,535,000
Committee recommendation................................      92,918,081

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $92,918,081 
for maintenance of the Senate office buildings. The 
recommendation is $8,695,919 below the fiscal year 2018 
appropriation and $12,383,081 above the fiscal year 2019 
request. Of the amount recommended, $31,162,000 shall remain 
available until September 30, 2023.
    The following table displays the budget detail:

                         SENATE OFFICE BUILDINGS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Fiscal Year 2019 Operating Budget
 
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........     $62,400,000     $61,756,081
                                         ===============================
 
     Fiscal Year 2019 Project Budget
 
Exterior Envelope Repair & Restoration,   ..............      24,706,000
 Phases IV & V, RSOB....................
HVAC AHU Improvements, HSOB.............      11,679,000  ..............
Fire Alarm System Upgrade, DSOB.........         606,000         606,000
Emergency Generator Replacement, HSOB...         850,000         850,000
Minor Construction......................       5,000,000       5,000,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........      18,135,000      31,162,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Senate Office Buildings....      80,535,000      92,918,081
------------------------------------------------------------------------


    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 believes that continued oversight of 
the project is essential to ensure it is completed as soon as 
possible.
    Senate Child Care Facilities.--The Committee notes that the 
physical capacity of the Senate Employee Child Care Center 
[SECCC] is extremely limited relative to the number of Senate 
employees. The SECCC currently cares for an estimated 68 
infants and children while the Senate currently employs an 
estimated 6,400 individuals. This limited capacity has resulted 
in long waitlists and, ultimately, most Senate employees with 
children are unable to place a child with the SECCC. Without a 
larger capacity, the SECCC will continue to serve only a small 
portion of the child care needs of the Senate community. The 
program operations of the SECCC are not under the purview of 
the AOC. However, the AOC is in a unique position to evaluate 
potential options for expanding the physical capacity of the 
SECCC--specifically, the AOC maintains the existing SECCC 
facilities and other Capitol facilities that may contribute to 
expanding SECCC capacity. The AOC would also be involved in 
acquiring or constructing any potential new Senate facilities. 
The Committee directs the AOC to identify and evaluate options 
for expanding the physical capacity of the SECCC. The AOC 
should include in its evaluation existing facilities within the 
purview of AOC, including those associated with the Library of 
Congress, and should prioritize timeliness for expanding SECCC 
capacity. The Committee directs the AOC to provide a report to 
the Committee on Appropriations and the Committee on Rules and 
Administration detailing such options within 180 days of 
enactment.

                          Capitol Power Plant

Appropriations, 2018....................................    $106,694,000
Budget estimate, 2019...................................     118,980,000
Committee recommendation................................      97,827,258

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $97,827,258 
for the operations of the Capitol Power Plant. This is 
supplemented by $9,000,000 in reimbursements, for a total of 
$106,827,258. The recommendation is $8,866,742 below the fiscal 
year 2018 appropriation and $21,152,742 below the fiscal year 
2019 request. Of the amount provided, $15,286,617 shall remain 
available until September 30, 2023.
    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.
    The Committee supports continuation of the project, first 
begun in fiscal year 2012, to replace the cooling towers in the 
West Refrigeration Plant. The Committee notes that the project 
cost will total $232,600,000 and that $107,500,000 in 
appropriations has already been provided spanning eight fiscal 
years. The remaining $125,100,000 will be requested over the 
course of another several-year period. Recognizing that funding 
for several phases of this project has already needed to be 
divided into additional, smaller phases, the Committee provides 
$5,139,617 of the $21,215,000 requested for fiscal year 2019. 
The Committee looks forward to continuing efforts on this 
project.
    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 2019 ESTIMATED UTILITY COSTS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               Cost
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Purchase of electrical energy...........................     $26,805,000
Purchase of natural gas.................................      14,570,000
Purchase of steam.......................................       1,060,000
Purchase of chilled water...............................  ..............
Purchase of oil.........................................       1,411,000
Purchase of solid fuel..................................         500,000
Water and Sewer payments................................       7,668,000
Utilities for Postal Square.............................         725,000
Energy Saving Performance Contracts.....................      14,711,000
                                                         ---------------
Energy Reduction Services Contract......................         650,000
                                                         ---------------
      Total.............................................      68,100,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    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 2019 Operating Budget
 
                                       ---------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget......     $82,688,000      $82,540,641
                                       =================================
 
    Fiscal Year 2019 Project Budget
 
Cooling Tower Renovation and                21,215,000        5,139,617
 Electrical Upgrades, RPR Phase IV,
 WRP..................................
Switchgear B and Pump Replacement,             724,000          724,000
 RPR, Phase VI, WRP...................
Condensor Water Pump and HVAC                  714,000          714,000
 Replacement, RPR Phase VII, WRP......
Tunnel Waterproofing, Y Tunnel........       4,709,000        4,709,000
Pipe Expansion Joint Improvements, G         4,930,000   ...............
 Tunnel...............................
Minor Construction....................       4,000,000        4,000,000
                                       ---------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget........      36,292,000       15,286,617
                                       =================================
      Total, Capitol Power Plant......     127,980,000      106,827,258
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                     Library Buildings and Grounds

Appropriations, 2018....................................     $74,873,000
Budget estimate, 2019...................................     113,427,000
Committee recommendation................................      64,125,666

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $64,125,666 
for the care and maintenance of the Library buildings and 
grounds by the Architect of the Capitol, of which $36,254,000 
shall remain available until September 30, 2023. The 
recommendation is $10,747,334 below the fiscal year 2018 
appropriation and $49,301,334 below the fiscal year 2019 
request.
    The following table displays the budget detail:

                      LIBRARY BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
    Fiscal Year 2019 Operating Budget
 
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........     $28,122,000     $27,871,666
                                         ===============================
 
     Fiscal Year 2019 Project Budget
 
Collection Storage Module 6, Ft. Meade..      46,226,000  ..............
North Exit Stair B, Phase II, TJB.......      18,090,000      18,090,000
Emergency Lighting System Upgrade, TJB..       7,490,000       7,490,000
Fire Alarm and Audibility Upgrade, JMMB.       1,622,000       1,622,000
Exterior Masonry and Envelope Repairs,         1,676,000       1,676,000
 JAB....................................
Exterior Masonry and Envelope Repairs,         2,149,000       2,149,000
 TJB....................................
Book Conveyor System Removal and In-           4,762,000       4,762,000
 Fill, JMMB.............................
ESPC Management.........................       1,790,000       1,790,000
Minor Construction......................       2,500,000       2,500,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........      85,305,000      36,254,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Library Buildings & Grounds     113,427,000      64,125,666
------------------------------------------------------------------------

            Capitol Police Buildings, Grounds, and Security

Appropriations, 2018....................................     $34,249,000
Budget estimate, 2019...................................      59,309,000
Committee recommendation................................      54,680,047

    The Committee recommends $54,680,047 for Capitol Police 
Buildings, Grounds, and Security, which is $20,431,047 above 
the fiscal year 2018 appropriation and $4,628,953 below the 
fiscal year 2019 request. Of this amount, $28,777,000 shall 
remain available until September 30, 2023.
    The following table displays the budget detail:

             CAPITOL POLICE BUILDINGS, GROUNDS, AND SECURITY
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
    Fiscal Year 2019 Operating Budget
 
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........     $25,937,000     $25,903,047
                                         ===============================
 
     Fiscal Year 2019 Project Budget
 
Chiller Replacement and Chilled Water         15,477,000      15,477,000
 System Expansion, Phase I, ACF.........
Perimeter Security Fence Modification,         4,595,000  ..............
 OSP....................................
Barrier Lifecycle and Perimeter Securoty       8,300,000       8,300,000
 Kiosk Replacement, Phase III, OSP......
Minor Construction......................       5,000,000       5,000,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........      33,372,000      28,777,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Capitol Police Buildings &       59,308,000      54,680,047
       Grounds..........................
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                             Botanic Garden

Appropriations, 2018....................................     $13,800,000
Budget estimate, 2019...................................      14,659,000
Committee recommendation................................      14,559,589

    The Committee recommends $14,559,589 for salaries and 
expenses of the Botanic Garden. The recommendation is $759,589 
above the fiscal year 2018 appropriation and $99,411 below the 
fiscal year budget request 2019 request. Of this amount, 
$3,559,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2023.
    The following table displays the budget detail:

                             BOTANIC GARDEN
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
    Fiscal Year 2019 Operating Budget
 
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........     $11,100,000     $11,000,589
                                         ===============================
 
     Fiscal Year 2019 Project Budget
 
Security Upgrade........................         959,000         959,000
Minor Construction......................       2,600,000       2,600,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........       3,559,000       3,559,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Botanic Garden.............      14,659,000      14,559,589
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                         Capitol Visitor Center

Appropriations, 2018....................................     $21,470,000
Budget estimate, 2019...................................      23,322,000
Committee recommendation................................      23,054,946

    The Committee recommends a total of $23,054,946 for the 
operation of the Capitol Visitor Center. The recommendation is 
$1,584,946 the fiscal year 2018 appropriation and $267,054 
below the fiscal year 2019 request.
    The following table displays the budget detail:

                         CAPITOL VISITOR CENTER
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
 
    Fiscal Year 2019 Operating Budget
 
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........     $23,322,000     $23,054,946
                                         ===============================
      Total, Capitol Visitor Center.....      23,322,000      23,054,946
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                       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 $687,422,000 for the 
Library of Congress, an increase of $17,532,000 above the 
fiscal year 2018 appropriation and $14,767,000 above the fiscal 
year 2019 request.
    In addition to the appropriation, the Library estimates 
receipts of $55,818,000, funds from gifts and trusts totaling 
$14,549,000, and reimbursable and revolving funds totaling 
$194,608,000. Total funds available to support Library 
operations, including the Architect of the Capitol account, are 
expected to be approximately $1,016,522,666 in fiscal year 2019 
under the Committee recommendation.

                         Salaries and Expenses

Appropriations, 2018:
    Salaries and expenses...............................    $477,017,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................       6,350,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................     470,667,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Budget estimate, 2019:
    Salaries and expenses...............................     475,196,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................       6,000,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................     469,196,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Committee recommendation:
    Salaries and expenses...............................     474,429,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................       6,000,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................     468,429,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $468,429,000 
for salaries and expenses of the Library of Congress and 
approves authority to spend receipts of $6,000,000 in fiscal 
year 2019, for a total of $474,429,000. The recommendation is 
$2,238,000 below the fiscal year 2018 appropriation and 
$767,000 below the fiscal year 2019 request. Included within 
this recommendation, as requested by the Library for fiscal 
year 2019, is $17,700,000 for the third phase of relocating the 
Library's primary computing facility; $4,019,000 for Special 
Collection Arrearage Reduction, and $1,756,000 for Law Library 
Strengthening Capacity in both Digitization, and Staff 
Expertise and Foreign Specialists. 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 2019.
    Thomas Jefferson Building Visitor Experience.--The 
Committee and the Congress continue to support the public-
private partnership to enhance visitors' experiences at the 
Library of Congress by expanding, revitalizing, and better 
showcasing the Library's available programs and historical 
artifacts. While the development of the Master Plan is 
underway, for fiscal year 2019 the Committee provides 
$25,580,000 within the Architect of the Capitol's budget to 
address certain infrastructure needs and projects of the Thomas 
Jefferson Building, including two egress requirements. The 
Committee directs the Library to expeditiously provide a 
detailed budget justification for the project, as detailed in 
the Statement of Managers to accompany the Consolidated 
Appropriations Act, 2018 (Public Law 115-141).
    Veterans History Project.--The Committee recommends an 
appropriation of $2,349,000 for the Library of Congress' 
Veterans History Project [VHP]. VHP oversees a nationwide 
effort to build an archive of oral histories, from World War I 
through current conflicts, by collecting, preserving, and 
making available the personal stories of American war veterans 
and the civilian workers who support them. The VHP collection 
includes submissions from every State and is the largest oral 
history project in the United States. Through an active 
national outreach effort to volunteer organizations, 
institutions, and individuals across the country, VHP gained 
new participants and acquired 4,335 new collections in fiscal 
year 2017. The Committee supports VHP's ongoing digitization 
efforts, with the portion of materials digitized reaching 
43,541 in fiscal year 2017.
    Surplus Books Program.--The Committee supports the 
Library's Surplus Books Program, which acts as an ambassador of 
goodwill for the Library nationwide by providing excess books 
to local libraries and non-profits across the country. The 
program is utilized by participating institutions to expand 
literary collections and provide individuals access to a broad 
variety of reading materials. The Committee expects the Library 
to provide adequate funding for the program, at not less than 
the current level, in order to ensure continued nationwide 
access to the program.
    Teaching with Primary Sources.--The Committee recommends an 
appropriation of $8,653,000 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. 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.
    World Digital Library.--The Committee appreciates the 
Library's role in launching the website and daily operations of 
the World Digital Library since its establishment in 2009. This 
multi-national project has made valuable primary materials from 
all countries and cultures available to the public--all free of 
charge and in multilingual formats. This has expanded the 
volume and variety of cultural content on the Internet, 
promoting more intercultural understanding, as well as 
providing more accessible resources for educators, scholars, 
and the general public. Recognizing the value of the World 
Digital Library collections and content, the Library is 
directed to continue making these materials accessible through 
fiscal year 2019 as long-term, sustainable management of the 
project is transitioned from the Library to a partner 
organization, as planned.

                            Copyright Office


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2018:
    Salaries and expenses...............................     $72,011,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................      41,305,000
    Prior year unobligated balances.....................       2,260,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................      28,446,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Budget estimate, 2019:
    Salaries and expenses...............................      86,438,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................      43,464,000
    Prior year unobligated balances.....................       4,328,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................      38,646,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Committee recommendation:
    Salaries and expenses...............................      92,462,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................      45,490,000
    Prior year unobligated balances.....................       4,328,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................      42,644,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________

    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 
$42,644,000 for the Copyright Office; approves authority to 
spend receipts of $45,490,000 in fiscal year 2019; and approves 
authority to spend prior year unobligated balances of 
$4,328,000, for a total of $92,462,000. The recommendation for 
total funding available is $20,451,000 above the fiscal year 
2018 appropriation and $6,024,000 above the fiscal year 2019 
request.
    Information Technology Modernization.--The recommendation 
includes $12,121,000 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 directs the Copyright Office to provide a 
detailed spend plan for the IT enhancements intended to be 
addressed with the funds provided in fiscal year 2019.

                     Congressional Research Service


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2018....................................    $119,279,000
Budget estimate, 2019...................................     113,621,000
Committee recommendation................................     123,828,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $123,828,000 
for the Congressional Research Service. The recommendation is 
$4,549,000 above the fiscal year 2018 appropriation and 
$10,207,000 above the fiscal year 2019 request.
    Update to Public Products Program.--The fiscal year 2018 
Consolidated Appropriations Act (Public Law 115-141) included a 
provision directing the Library of Congress's Congressional 
Research Service [CRS] to make available to the public all non-
confidential CRS products on a website operated and maintained 
by the Library of Congress. As per the Statement of Managers to 
accompany Public Law 115-141, ``Non-confidential CRS products 
include any written CRS products containing research or 
analysis that are 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 
material prepared in response to Congressional requests for 
confidential analysis or research.'' The Committee seeks to 
make clear its intent that CRS will continue to treat any 
material prepared in response to Congressional requests for 
confidential analysis or research, including the requests 
themselves, as confidential to that Member of Congress and/or 
his or her Congressional staff, and CRS may not make public 
such requests, analysis or research. The Committee also directs 
CRS to conduct and participate in outreach to House and Senate 
Member Offices, Committees, and other Congressional users to 
ensure that the Congressional community is aware that such 
longstanding confidentiality assurances will continue 
unchanged.
    User Friendly Information Products.--The Committee 
previously directed CRS to survey how its reports and 
information products could be re-packaged into more user 
friendly formats for ``ready on the go'' scenarios (Five things 
you must know, 30 second videos, etc.). The Committee remains 
interested in how these user-friendly formats can be 
incorporated in the suite of products and services that CRS 
provides and requests that CRS report on what sort of these 
information delivery systems would be most feasible to provide 
to Congressional members and staff.
    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 continue modernization of CRS's mission-
specific information systems to increase efficiency of the 
office while protecting confidentiality of congressional data.
    Strengthening Research Capacity.--The Committee appreciates 
CRS finding innovative ways to meet congressional demand in a 
resource constrained environment. To restore lost research 
capacity, the Committee recommendation provides $2,743,000 to 
support an additional 20 full-time equivalents.

             Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2018....................................     $51,498,000
Budget estimate, 2019...................................      51,192,000
Committee recommendation................................      52,521,000

    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 $52,521,000 
for salaries and expenses for Books for the Blind and 
Physically Handicapped. The recommendation is $1,023,000 above 
the fiscal year 2018 appropriation and $1,329,000 above the 
fiscal year 2019 request.

                       Administrative Provisions

    Sec. 150. The Committee has included a routine 
administrative provision regarding reimbursable and revolving 
funds carried in prior years.

                      GOVERNMENT PUBLISHING OFFICE

    The U.S. Government Publishing Office [GPO] is the Federal 
Government's primary centralized resource for gathering, 
cataloging, producing, providing, and preserving published 
information in all its forms. By law and tradition, the GPO's 
mission is to provide expert publishing and printing services 
to all three branches of Government; to provide, in partnership 
with Federal depository libraries, permanent public access to 
the printed and electronic information products of all three 
branches of the Federal Government; and to sell copies of 
authentic printed and electronic documents and other government 
information products to the public.
    GPO's core mission dates to 1813 when Congress determined 
that information regarding the work of the Federal Government 
should be available to all Americans. Over 200 years later, 
GPO's mission remains unchanged. However, the means for 
producing and distributing that information has transformed 
dramatically with the advent of the digital revolution.
    Today, GPO provides free online public access to more than 
1.5 million searchable titles, including the Budget of the U.S. 
Government, the Code of Federal Regulations, the Congressional 
Record, and congressional bills, hearings, and reports. GPO 
also provides access to Government information in digital 
format through apps, eBooks, and related technologies. Since 
2009, GPO has experienced more than 1.5 billion digital 
retrievals from its Federal Digital System and in February 2018 
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, 2018....................................     $79,528,000
Budget estimate, 2019...................................      79,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      79,000,000

    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 $79,000,000 for congressional 
publishing. The recommendation is $528,000 below the fiscal 
year 2018 appropriation and equal to the 2019 request.
    The following table compares the component categories 
within this account for fiscal year 2018 and the fiscal year 
2019 request. The Committee has not recommended separate 
amounts for each activity in order to give GPO the flexibility 
to meet changing requirements.

                        CONGRESSIONAL PUBLISHING
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                     Fiscal year 2018   Fiscal year 2019
                                         enacted           requested
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Congressional Record Publications.       $22,193,000        $21,753,000
Miscellaneous publications........         3,267,000          3,376,000
Miscellaneous publishing and              18,311,000         18,839,000
 services.........................
Details to Congress...............         4,452,000          4,452,000
Document envelopes and document              569,000            571,000
 franks...........................
Business and committee calendars..         3,765,000          2,696,000
Bills, resolutions, and amendments         3,828,000          4,150,000
Committee reports.................         2,220,000          2,554,000
Documents.........................           868,000            871,000
Hearings..........................        16,687,000         16,770,000
Committee prints..................         1,018,000            839,000
Transfers.........................         2,350,000          1,532,000
                                   -------------------------------------
      Total.......................        79,528,000         79,000,000
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    Public Information Programs of the Office of Superintendent of 
                               Documents


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2018....................................     $29,000,000
Budget estimate, 2019...................................      32,000,000
Committee recommendation................................      32,000,000

    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 $32,000,000 for salaries and 
expenses of the Public Information Programs of the Office of 
the Superintendent of Documents. The recommendation is 
$3,000,000 above the fiscal year 2018 appropriation and equal 
to the fiscal year 2019 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, 2018....................................      $8,540,000
Budget estimate, 2019...................................       6,000,000
Committee recommendation................................       6,000,000

    The Committee recommends $6,000,000 for the Government 
Publishing Office [GPO] Business Operations Revolving Fund. The 
recommendation is $2,540,000 below the fiscal year 2018 
appropriation and equal to the fiscal year 2019 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, 2018....................................    $578,916,653
Budget estimate, 2019...................................     616,101,000
Committee recommendation................................     589,749,653

    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 $589,749,653 for 
salaries and expenses of the Government Accountability Office. 
The recommendation is $10,833,000 above the fiscal year 2018 
appropriation and $26,351,347 below the fiscal year 2019 
request. The funding provided will support an additional 100 
FTE to be hired in fiscal year 2019 to support greater 
oversight and accountability of government programs.
    Additionally, $35,900,000 is authorized in offsetting 
collections derived from rent receipts and reimbursements for 
conducting financial audits of Government corporations, for a 
total of $625,649,653.
    Technology Assessment.--There is general support in 
Congress to bolster capacity of and enhance access to quality, 
independent science and technological expertise. Since 2002, 
GAO has provided direct support to Congress in the area of 
technology assessment through objective, rigorous, and timely 
assessments of emerging science and technologies. The Center 
for Science, Technology, and Engineering [CSTE] within GAO has 
developed such a capacity, providing wide-ranging technical 
expertise across all of GAO's areas of work. However, because 
the scope of technological complexities continues to grow 
significantly, the Committee seeks opportunities to expand 
technology assessment capacity within the Legislative Branch.
    The Committee encourages GAO to reorganize its technology 
and science function by creating a new more prominent office 
within GAO. GAO is directed to provide the Committee a detailed 
plan and timeline describing how this new office can expand and 
enhance GAO's capabilities in scientific and technological 
assessments. This plan should be developed in consultation with 
internal stakeholders of the Legislative Branch such as 
congressional staff and Members of Congress in addition to 
external stakeholders, including nonprofit organizations and 
subject matter experts knowledgeable in the field of emerging 
and current technologies. Further, such a plan should include a 
description of the revised organizational structure within GAO, 
provide potential cost estimates as necessary, and analyze the 
following issues and: the appropriate scope of work and depth 
of analysis; the optimum size and staff skillset needed to 
fulfill its mission; the opportunity and utility of shared 
efficiencies within GAO; and the opportunities to increase 
GAO's engagement and support with Congress. GAO is directed to 
submit this report to the Committee within 180 days of 
enactment.
    The Committee also directs GAO to contract with the 
National Academy of Public Administration to evaluate previous 
and current efforts related to technology assessment support to 
the Congress, including those of the former Office of 
Technology Assessment, the Congressional Research Service, and 
GAO. The evaluation should also identify and assess options for 
enhancing technology assessment support to the Congress, 
including new legislative authorities, resources, or functions 
for existing agencies or entities, establishing previous 
agencies or entities, and/or the establishment of a new entity 
or entities. A report summarizing such evaluation is directed 
to be submitted to the Committee not later than 12 months after 
enactment.

                OPEN WORLD LEADERSHIP CENTER TRUST FUND

Appropriations, 2018....................................      $5,600,000
Budget estimate, 2019...................................       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 2018 appropriation and $200,000 below the fiscal 
year 2019 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, 2018....................................        $430,000
Budget estimate, 2019...................................         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.
    Section 208 prohibits funds made available in this act to 
be used to acquire certain telecommunications equipment unless 
the agency meets certain criteria.
    Section 209 prohibits the use of funds to establish or 
maintain a computer network unless such network blocks the 
viewing, downloading, and exchanging of pornography, except for 
law enforcement investigation, prosecution, or adjudication 
activities, or other official government activities.

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

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

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

    Pursuant to paragraph 7(c) of rule XXVI, on June 14, 2018, 
the Committee ordered favorably reported an original bill (S. 
3071) making appropriations for the legislative branch for the 
fiscal year ending September 30, 2019, 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 Shelby
Mr. McConnell
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
Mrs. Hyde-Smith
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 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]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               Budget authority                 Outlays
                                                         -------------------------------------------------------
                                                            Committee    Amount  in     Committee    Amount  in
                                                           allocation       bill       allocation       bill
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Comparison of amounts in the bill with the subcommittee
 allocation for 2019: Subcommittee on the Legislative
 Branch:
    Mandatory...........................................          145           145           145        \1\145
    Discretionary.......................................        4,790         3,361         4,700      \1\3,510
        Security........................................  ............  ............           NA            NA
        Nonsecurity.....................................        4,790         3,361            NA            NA
Projection of outlays associated with the
 recommendation:
    2019................................................  ............  ............  ............     \2\2,709
    2020................................................  ............  ............  ............          419
    2021................................................  ............  ............  ............          126
    2022................................................  ............  ............  ............           38
    2023 and future years...............................  ............  ............  ............  ............
Financial assistance to State and local governments for            NA   ............           NA   ............
 2019...................................................                                              ......\2\
 
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\Includes outlays from prior-year budget authority.
\2\Excludes outlays from prior-year budget authority.
 
NA: Not applicable.


  COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF NEW BUDGET (OBLIGATIONAL) AUTHORITY FOR FISCAL YEAR 2018 AND BUDGET ESTIMATES AND AMOUNTS RECOMMENDED IN THE BILL FOR FISCAL
                                                                        YEAR 2019
                                                                [In thousands of dollars]
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                                         Senate Committee recommendation
                                                                                                                             compared with (+ or -)
                                Item                                       2018       Budget estimate     Committee    ---------------------------------
                                                                      appropriation                     recommendation        2018
                                                                                                                         appropriation   Budget estimate
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                    TITLE I--LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
 
                               SENATE
 
Expense allowances:
    Vice President.................................................              19               19               19   ...............  ...............
    President Pro Tempore of the Senate............................              38               38               38   ...............  ...............
    Majority Leader of the Senate..................................              40               40               40   ...............  ...............
    Minority Leader of the Senate..................................              40               40               40   ...............  ...............
    Majority Whip of the Senate....................................              10               10               10   ...............  ...............
    Minority Whip of the Senate....................................              10               10               10   ...............  ...............
    President Pro Tempore Emeritus of the Senate...................              15               15               15   ...............  ...............
    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.................................             192              192              192   ...............  ...............
 
Representation Allowances for the Majority and Minority Leaders....              28               28               28   ...............  ...............
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Expense allowances and representation.................             220              220              220   ...............  ...............
                                                                    ====================================================================================
                  Salaries, Officers and Employees
 
Office of the Vice President.......................................           2,417            2,484            2,417   ...............             -67
Office of the President Pro Tempore................................             723              744              723   ...............             -21
Office of the President Pro Tempore Emeritus.......................             309              319              309   ...............             -10
Offices of the Majority and Minority Leaders.......................           5,256            5,400            5,256   ...............            -144
Offices of the Majority and Minority Whips.........................           3,359            3,455            3,359   ...............             -96
Committee on Appropriations........................................          15,142           15,496           15,142   ...............            -354
Conference committees..............................................           3,316            3,408            3,316   ...............             -92
Offices of the Secretaries of the Conference of the Majority and                817              843              817   ...............             -26
 the Conference of the Minority....................................
Policy committees..................................................           3,386            3,482            3,386   ...............             -96
Office of the Chaplain.............................................             437              475              462              +25              -13
Office of the Secretary............................................          25,132           26,315           25,783             +651             -532
Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper......................          78,565           85,321           82,684           +4,119           -2,637
Offices of the Secretaries for the Majority and Minority...........           1,810            1,900            1,810   ...............             -90
Agency contributions and related expenses..........................          54,198           64,076           59,912           +5,714           -4,164
Outlays............................................................  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............  ...............
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Salaries, officers and employees......................         194,867          213,718          205,376          +10,509           -8,342
                                                                    ====================================================================================
          Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate
 
Salaries and expenses..............................................           6,115            6,278            6,115   ...............            -163
 
                   Office of Senate Legal Counsel
 
Salaries and expenses..............................................           1,147            1,176            1,147   ...............             -29
 
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 (five year)................................           7,036            7,036            6,436             -600             -600
Secretary of the Senate (no year)..................................             600   ...............             600   ...............            +600
Financial Management Information System Modernization..............           3,500            3,000            3,000             -500   ...............
Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate......................         130,076          126,595          126,595           -3,481   ...............
Miscellaneous items................................................          18,870           20,871           20,871           +2,001   ...............
Senators' Official Personnel and Office Expense Account............         424,000          474,556          429,000           +5,000          -45,556
 
                        Official Mail Costs
 
Expenses...........................................................             300              300              300   ...............  ...............
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Contingent expenses of the Senate.....................         718,155          768,677          720,575           +2,420          -48,102
                                                                    ====================================================================================
      Total, Senate................................................         920,532          990,097          933,461          +12,929          -56,636
                                                                    ====================================================================================
                            JOINT ITEMS
 
Joint Economic Committee...........................................           4,203            4,203            4,203   ...............  ...............
Joint Committee on Taxation........................................          11,169           11,169           11,169   ...............  ...............
 
                 Office of the Attending Physician
 
Medical supplies, equipment, expenses, and allowances..............           3,838            3,798            3,798              -40   ...............
 
           Office of Congressional Accessibility Services
 
Salaries and expenses..............................................           1,444            1,486            1,486              +42   ...............
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Joint items...........................................          20,654           20,656           20,656               +2   ...............
                                                                    ====================================================================================
                           CAPITOL POLICE
 
Salaries...........................................................         351,700          374,804          371,483          +19,783           -3,321
General expenses...................................................          74,800           81,554           81,554           +6,754   ...............
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Capitol Police........................................         426,500          456,358          453,037          +26,537           -3,321
                                                                    ====================================================================================
                        OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE
 
Salaries and expenses..............................................           4,959            4,553            6,333           +1,374           +1,780
 
                    CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE
 
Salaries and expenses..............................................          49,945           50,737           50,295             +350             -442
 
                   ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL [AOC]
 
Capital Construction and Operations................................          93,478          103,962          102,132           +8,654           -1,830
Capitol building...................................................          45,300           46,154           39,318           -5,982           -6,836
Capitol grounds....................................................          13,333           17,978           16,160           +2,827           -1,818
Senate office buildings............................................         101,614           80,535           92,918           -8,696          +12,383
Capitol Power Plant................................................         115,694          127,980          106,827           -8,867          -21,153
    Offsetting collections.........................................          -9,000           -9,000           -9,000   ...............  ...............
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Capitol Power Plant................................         106,694          118,980           97,827           -8,867          -21,153
 
Library buildings and grounds......................................          74,873          113,427           64,126          -10,747          -49,301
Capitol police buildings, grounds and security.....................          34,249           59,309           54,680          +20,431           -4,629
Botanic Garden.....................................................          13,800           14,659           14,560             +760              -99
Capitol Visitor Center.............................................          21,470           23,322           23,055           +1,585             -267
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Architect of the Capitol..............................         504,811          578,326          504,776              -35          -73,550
                                                                    ====================================================================================
                        LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
 
Salaries and expenses..............................................         477,017          475,196          474,429           -2,588             -767
    Authority to spend receipts....................................          -6,350           -6,000           -6,000             +350   ...............
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Salaries and expenses..............................         470,667          469,196          468,429           -2,238             -767
 
Copyright Office, Salaries and expenses............................          72,011           86,438           92,462          +20,451           +6,024
    Authority to spend receipts....................................         -41,305          -43,464          -45,490           -4,185           -2,026
    Prior year unobligated balances................................          -2,260           -4,328           -4,328           -2,068   ...............
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Copyright Office...................................          28,446           38,646           42,644          +14,198           +3,998
 
Congressional Research Service, Salaries and expenses..............         119,279          113,621          123,828           +4,549          +10,207
Books for the blind and physically handicapped, Salaries and                 51,498           51,192           52,521           +1,023           +1,329
 expenses..........................................................
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Library of Congress...................................         669,890          672,655          687,422          +17,532          +14,767
                                                                    ====================================================================================
                    GOVERNMENT PUBLISHING OFFICE
 
Congressional publishing...........................................          79,528           79,000           79,000             -528   ...............
Public Information Programs of the Superintendent of Documents,              29,000           32,000           32,000           +3,000   ...............
 Salaries and expenses.............................................
Government Publishing Office Business Operations Revolving Fund....           8,540            6,000            6,000           -2,540   ...............
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Government Publishing Office..........................         117,068          117,000          117,000              -68   ...............
                                                                    ====================================================================================
                  GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE
 
Salaries and expenses..............................................         602,717          640,301          625,650          +22,933          -14,651
    Offsetting collections.........................................         -23,800          -24,200          -35,900          -12,100          -11,700
                                                                    ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Government Accountability Office......................         578,917          616,101          589,750          +10,833          -26,351
                                                                    ====================================================================================
              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)\1\..........................          -2,000   ...............          -2,000   ...............          -2,000
 
                        OTHER APPROPRIATIONS
 
 FURTHER ADDITIONAL SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR DISASTER RELIEF
                       REQUIREMENTS ACT, 2018
 
Government Accountability Office, Salaries and expenses (FY2018              14,000   ...............  ...............         -14,000   ...............
 PL115-123, Title IX) (emergency)..................................
                                                                    ====================================================================================
      Total, Other Appropriations..................................          14,000   ...............  ...............         -14,000   ...............
                                                                    ====================================================================================
      Grand total..................................................       3,311,306        3,512,713        3,366,760          +55,454         -145,953
                                                                    ====================================================================================
                           RECAPITULATION
 
Senate.............................................................         920,532          990,097          933,461          +12,929          -56,636
Joint Items........................................................          20,654           20,656           20,656               +2   ...............
Capitol Police.....................................................         426,500          456,358          453,037          +26,537           -3,321
Office of Compliance...............................................           4,959            4,553            6,333           +1,374           +1,780
Congressional Budget Office........................................          49,945           50,737           50,295             +350             -442
Architect of the Capitol...........................................         504,811          578,326          504,776              -35          -73,550
Library of Congress................................................         669,890          672,655          687,422          +17,532          +14,767
Government Publishing Office.......................................         117,068          117,000          117,000              -68   ...............
Government Accountability Office...................................         578,917          616,101          589,750          +10,833          -26,351
Open World Leadership Center.......................................           5,600            5,800            5,600   ...............            -200
Stennis Center for Public Service..................................             430              430              430   ...............  ...............
Administrative Provisions\2\.......................................          -2,000   ...............          -2,000   ...............          -2,000
Other Approrpriations..............................................          14,000   ...............  ...............         -14,000   ...............
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      Grand total..................................................       3,311,306        3,512,713        3,366,760          +55,454         -145,953
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\1\Fiscal year 2018 is Div. D, Sec. 101(a)(9) of Continuing Appropriations Act, 2018 (Public Law 115-56) Operations Revolving Fund (reappropriation).


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