2 USC Ch. 61: SENATE LEADERSHIP

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2 USC Ch. 61: SENATE LEADERSHIP

From Title 2—THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 61—SENATE LEADERSHIP

SUBCHAPTER I—GENERAL

Sec.

6101.
Transfer of funds from appropriations account of the Office of the Vice President and the Offices of the Secretaries for the Majority and Minority to the Senate contingent fund.

6102.
Expense allowance of Majority and Minority Leaders of Senate; expense allowance of Majority and Minority Whips; methods of payment; taxability.

        
SUBCHAPTER II—VICE PRESIDENT AND PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE

6111.
Compensation of President pro tempore of Senate.

6112.
Compensation of Deputy President pro tempore of Senate.

6113.
Appointment and compensation of employees by President pro tempore of Senate.

6114.
Appointment and compensation of Administrative Assistant, Legislative Assistant, and Executive Secretary for Deputy President pro tempore of Senate.

6115.
Expense allowance of President pro tempore of Senate; methods of payment; taxability.

6116.
Special delivery postage allowance for President of Senate.

6117.
Stationery allowance for President of Senate.

6118.
Long-distance telephone calls for Vice President.

        
SUBCHAPTER III—MAJORITY AND MINORITY LEADERS AND WHIPS

6131.
Appointment of employees by Senate Majority and Minority Leaders; compensation.

6132.
Assistants to Senate Majority and Minority Leaders for Floor Operations; establishment of positions; appointment; compensation.

6133.
Chiefs of Staff for Senate Majority and Minority Leaders; appointment; compensation.

6134.
Compensation and appointment of employees by Senate Majority and Minority Whips.

6135.
Representation Allowance Account for Majority and Minority Leaders of Senate.

6136.
Transfer of funds from representation allowance of Majority and Minority Leaders of Senate to expense allowance; availability; definitions.

6137.
Transfer of funds from appropriations account of Majority and Minority Leaders of Senate to appropriations account, Miscellaneous Items, within Senate contingent fund.

6138.
Transfer of funds from appropriations account of Majority and Minority Whips of Senate to appropriations account, Miscellaneous Items, within Senate contingent fund.

        
SUBCHAPTER IV—MAJORITY AND MINORITY SECRETARIES, CONFERENCES, AND POLICY COMMITTEES

6151.
Compensation of Secretaries for Senate Majority and Minority.

6152.
Appointment and compensation of employees by Secretaries for Senate Majority and Minority; gross compensation.

6153.
Salaries and expenses for Senate Majority and Minority Policy Committees and Senate Majority and Minority Conference Committees.

6154.
Offices of the Secretaries of the Conference of the Majority and the Conference of the Minority.

6155.
Payment of expenses of Conference of Majority and Conference of Minority from Senate contingent fund.

6156.
Appointment and compensation of employees by Secretary of Conference of Majority of Senate and Secretary of Conference of Minority of Senate.

6157.
Services of consultants to Majority and Minority Conference Committee of Senate.

6158.
Utilization of funds for specialized training of professional staff for Majority and Minority Conference Committee of Senate.

6159.
Expense allowance for Chairmen of Majority and Minority Conference Committees of Senate; method of payment; taxability.

6160.
Expense allowance for Chairmen of Majority and Minority Policy Committees of Senate; method of payment; taxability.

        

SUBCHAPTER I—GENERAL

§6101. Transfer of funds from appropriations account of the Office of the Vice President and the Offices of the Secretaries for the Majority and Minority to the Senate contingent fund

(a) Office of the Vice President

(1) In general

Upon the written request of the Vice President, the Secretary of the Senate shall transfer from the appropriations account appropriated under the subheading "office of the vice president" under the heading "Salaries, Officers and Employees" such amount as the Vice President shall specify to the appropriations account under the heading "miscellaneous items" within the contingent fund of the Senate.

(2) Authority to incur expenses

The Vice President may incur such expenses as may be necessary or appropriate. Expenses incurred by the Vice President shall be paid from the amount transferred under paragraph (1) by the Vice President and upon vouchers approved by the Vice President.

(3) Authority to advance sums

The Secretary of the Senate may advance such sums as may be necessary to defray expenses incurred in carrying out paragraphs (1) and (2).

(b) Offices of the Secretaries for the Majority and Minority

(1) In general

Upon the written request of the Secretary for the Majority or the Secretary for the Minority, the Secretary of the Senate shall transfer from the appropriations account appropriated under the subheading "offices of the secretaries for the majority and minority" under the heading "Salaries, Officers and Employees" such amount as the Secretary for the Majority or the Secretary for the Minority shall specify to the appropriations account under the heading "miscellaneous items" within the contingent fund of the Senate.

(2) Authority to incur expenses

The Secretary for the Majority or the Secretary for the Minority may incur such expenses as may be necessary or appropriate. Expenses incurred by the Secretary for the Majority or the Secretary for the Minority shall be paid from the amount transferred under paragraph (1) by the Secretary for the Majority or the Secretary for the Minority and upon vouchers approved by the Secretary for the Majority or the Secretary for the Minority, as applicable.

(3) Authority to advance sums

The Secretary of the Senate may advance such sums as may be necessary to defray expenses incurred in carrying out paragraphs (1) and (2).

(c) Effective date

This section shall apply to fiscal year 2005 and each fiscal year thereafter.

(Pub. L. 108–447, div. G, title I, §5, Dec. 8, 2004, 118 Stat. 3169.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 31a–2d of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is from the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2005, which is div. G of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2005.

§6102. Expense allowance of Majority and Minority Leaders of Senate; expense allowance of Majority and Minority Whips; methods of payment; taxability

Effective fiscal year 1978 and each fiscal year thereafter, the expense allowances of the Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate are increased to $40,000 each fiscal year for each leader: Provided, That, effective with the fiscal year 1983 and each fiscal year thereafter, the expense allowance of the Majority and Minority Whips of the Senate shall not exceed $10,000 each fiscal year for each Whip: Provided further, That, during the period beginning on January 3, 1977, and ending September 30, 1977, and during each fiscal year thereafter, the Vice President, the Majority Leader, the Minority Leader, the Majority Whip, and the Minority Whip may receive the expense allowance (a) as reimbursement for actual expenses incurred upon certification and documentation of such expenses by the Vice President, the respective Leader or the respective Whip, or (b) in equal monthly payments: Provided further, That effective January 3, 1977, the amounts paid to the Vice President, the Majority or Minority Leader of the Senate, or the Majority or Minority Whip of the Senate as reimbursement of actual expenses incurred upon certification and documentation pursuant to the second proviso of this section shall not be reported as income, and the expenses so reimbursed shall not be allowed as a deduction, under title 26.

(Pub. L. 95–26, title I, May 4, 1977, 91 Stat. 79; Pub. L. 95–94, title I, §109, Aug. 5, 1977, 91 Stat. 661; Pub. L. 95–355, title I, Sept. 8, 1978, 92 Stat. 532; Pub. L. 98–63, title I, July 30, 1983, 97 Stat. 333; Pub. L. 99–514, §2, Oct. 22, 1986, 100 Stat. 2095; Pub. L. 108–7, div. H, title I, §1(b)(1), (c), Feb. 20, 2003, 117 Stat. 349; Pub. L. 108–447, div. G, title I, §13(a)(1), Dec. 8, 2004, 118 Stat. 3171.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 31a–1 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is based on the three provisos in paragraph under heading "Expense Allowances of the Vice President, Majority and Minority Leaders and Majority and Minority Whips" in the appropriation for the Senate in the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1977 (Pub. L. 95–26), and section 109 of the Congressional Operations Appropriation Act, 1978, which is title I of the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1978 (Pub. L. 95–94), and subsequent acts cited in the credits to this section.

Amendments

2004—Pub. L. 108–447 substituted "$40,000" for "$20,000".
2003—Pub. L. 108–7 substituted "$20,000" for "$10,000" and "not exceed $10,000" for "not exceed $5,000".
1986—Pub. L. 99–514 substituted "Internal Revenue Code of 1986" for "Internal Revenue Code of 1954", which for purposes of codification was translated as "title 26" thus requiring no change in text.
1983—Pub. L. 98–63 substituted provisions increasing allowances for each Whip to $5,000 each fiscal year, effective fiscal year 1983 and each fiscal year thereafter, for provisions authorizing not to exceed $2,500 each fiscal year for each Whip, effective Apr. 1, 1977.
1978—Pub. L. 95–355 substituted provisions increasing allowances for each leader to $10,000 each fiscal year, effective fiscal year 1978 and each fiscal year thereafter, for provisions authorizing not to exceed $5,000 each fiscal year for each leader, effective with fiscal year 1977 and each fiscal year thereafter.

Effective Date of 2004 Amendment

Pub. L. 108–447, div. G, title I, §13(c), Dec. 8, 2004, 118 Stat. 3172, provided that: "The amendments made by this section [amending this section, section 6115 of this title, and provisions set out as a note under section 6115 of this title] shall apply to fiscal year 2005 and each fiscal year thereafter."
Effective Date of 2003 Amendment

Pub. L. 108–7, div. H, title I, §1(f), Feb. 20, 2003, 117 Stat. 349, provided that: "The amendments made by this section [amending this section, sections 6159, 6160, and 6115 of this title, and section 111 of Title 3, The President] shall apply to fiscal year 2003 and each fiscal year thereafter."

SUBCHAPTER II—VICE PRESIDENT AND PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE

§6111. Compensation of President pro tempore of Senate

Whenever there is no Vice President, the President of the Senate for the time being is entitled to the compensation provided by law for the Vice President.

(R.S. §36.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 32 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
R.S. §36 derived from act Aug. 16, 1856, ch. 123, §2, 11 Stat. 48.

Cross References

Compensation of Vice President, see section 104 of Title 3, The President.

§6112. Compensation of Deputy President pro tempore of Senate

Effective January 5, 1977, the compensation of a Deputy President pro tempore of the Senate shall be at a rate equal to the rate of annual compensation of the President pro tempore and the Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate.

(Pub. L. 95–26, title I, May 4, 1977, 91 Stat. 79.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 32a of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is from the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1977.

§6113. Appointment and compensation of employees by President pro tempore of Senate

Effective October 1, 1979, the President pro tempore is authorized to appoint and fix the compensation of such employees as he deems appropriate: Provided, That the gross compensation paid to such employees shall not exceed $123,000 each fiscal year.

(Pub. L. 96–38, title I, §101, July 25, 1979, 93 Stat. 111.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 61k of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is from the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1979.

Increases in Compensation

Increases in compensation for Senate officers and employees under authority of Federal Pay Comparability Act of 1970 (Pub. L. 91–656), see Salary Directives of President pro tempore of the Senate, set out as notes under section 4571 of this title.

§6114. Appointment and compensation of Administrative Assistant, Legislative Assistant, and Executive Secretary for Deputy President pro tempore of Senate

Effective April 1, 1977, the Deputy President pro tempore is authorized to appoint and fix the compensation of an Administrative Assistant at not to exceed $47,595 per annum; a Legislative Assistant at not to exceed $40,080 per annum, and an Executive Secretary at not to exceed $23,380 per annum.

(Pub. L. 95–26, title I, May 4, 1977, 91 Stat. 80.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 61l of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is from the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1977.

Increases in Compensation

Increases in compensation for officers and employees of the Senate under authority of the Federal Pay Comparability Act of 1970 (Pub. L. 91–656), see Salary Directives of the President pro tempore of the Senate, set out as notes under section 4571 of this title.

§6115. Expense allowance of President pro tempore of Senate; methods of payment; taxability

Effective with fiscal year 1978 and each fiscal year thereafter, there is hereby authorized an expense allowance for the President Pro Tempore which shall not exceed $40,000 each fiscal year. The President Pro Tempore may receive the expense allowance (1) as reimbursement for actual expenses incurred upon certification and documentation of such expenses by the President Pro Tempore, or (2) in equal monthly payments. Such amounts paid to the President Pro Tempore as reimbursement of actual expenses incurred upon certification and documentation pursuant to this provision, shall not be reported as income, and the expenses so reimbursed shall not be allowed as a deduction, under title 26.

(Pub. L. 95–355, title I, Sept. 8, 1978, 92 Stat. 532; Pub. L. 99–514, §2, Oct. 22, 1986, 100 Stat. 2095; Pub. L. 108–7, div. H, title I, §1(b)(2), Feb. 20, 2003, 117 Stat. 349; Pub. L. 108–447, div. G, title I, §13(a)(2), Dec. 8, 2004, 118 Stat. 3171.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 32b of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Amendments

2004—Pub. L. 108–447 substituted "$40,000" for "$20,000".
2003—Pub. L. 108–7 substituted "$20,000" for "$10,000".
1986—Pub. L. 99–514 substituted "Internal Revenue Code of 1986" for "Internal Revenue Code of 1954", which for purposes of codification was translated as "title 26" thus requiring no change in text.

Effective Date of 2004 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 108–447 applicable to fiscal year 2005 and each fiscal year thereafter, see section 13(c) of Pub. L. 108–447, set out as a note under section 6102 of this title.
Effective Date of 2003 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 108–7 applicable to fiscal year 2003 and each fiscal year thereafter, see section 1(f) of Pub. L. 108–7, set out as a note under section 6102 of this title.

Office of the President Pro Tempore Emeritus of the Senate

Pub. L. 108–7, div. H, title I, §7, Feb. 20, 2003, 117 Stat. 350, as amended by Pub. L. 108–447, div. G, title I, §§4, 13(b), Dec. 8, 2004, 118 Stat. 3169, 3171; Pub. L. 110–161, div. H, title I, §2, Dec. 26, 2007, 121 Stat. 2221; Pub. L. 113–235, div. H, title I, §2, Dec. 16, 2014, 128 Stat. 2525, provided that:
"(a) Establishment.—There is established the Office of the President pro tempore emeritus of the Senate.
"(b) Designation.—Any Member of the Senate who—
"(1) is designated by the Senate as the President pro tempore emeritus of the United States Senate; and
"(2) is serving as a Member of the Senate,
shall be the President pro tempore emeritus of the United States Senate.
"(c) Appointment and Compensation of Employees.—The President pro tempore emeritus is authorized to appoint and fix the compensation of such employees as the President pro tempore emeritus determines appropriate.
"(d) Expense Allowance.—There is authorized an expense allowance for the President pro tempore emeritus which shall not exceed $15,000 each fiscal year. The President pro tempore emeritus may receive the expense allowance: (1) as reimbursement for actual expenses incurred upon certification and documentation of such expenses by the President pro tempore emeritus; or (2) in equal monthly payments. Such amounts paid to the President pro tempore emeritus as reimbursement of actual expenses incurred upon certification and documentation under this subsection, shall not be reported as income, and the expenses so reimbursed shall not be allowed as a deduction under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 [26 U.S.C. 1 et seq.].
"(e) Effective Date.—This section shall take effect on the date of enactment of this Act [Feb. 20, 2003] and shall apply only with respect to the 108th Congress, the 109th Congress, the 110th Congress, and the 114th Congress."

§6116. Special delivery postage allowance for President of Senate

The Secretary of the Senate is authorized and directed to procure and furnish each fiscal year (commencing with the fiscal year ending September 30, 1982) to the President of the Senate, upon request by such person, United States special delivery postage stamps in such amount as may be necessary for the mailing of postal matters arising in connection with his official business.

(Pub. L. 97–51, §127(a)(1), Oct. 1, 1981, 95 Stat. 965.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 42a of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

§6117. Stationery allowance for President of Senate

Effective April 1, 1975, and each fiscal year thereafter, the annual allowance for stationery for the President of the Senate shall be $8,000.

(July 1, 1941, ch. 268, 55 Stat. 450; June 13, 1945, ch. 189, 59 Stat. 244; June 14, 1948, ch. 467, 62 Stat. 425; Oct. 11, 1951, ch. 485, 65 Stat. 391; Aug. 1, 1953, ch. 304, title I, 67 Stat. 320; Aug. 5, 1955, ch. 568, 69 Stat. 504; Pub. L. 88–258, title IV, Jan. 6, 1964, 77 Stat. 864; Pub. L. 90–21, title I, May 29, 1967, 81 Stat. 38; Pub. L. 91–145, Dec. 12, 1969, 83 Stat. 342; Pub. L. 92–51, July 9, 1971, 85 Stat. 128; Pub. L. 92–184, ch. IV, Dec. 15, 1971, 85 Stat. 635; Pub. L. 92–607, ch. V, §506(k)(3), formerly §506(h)(3), Oct. 31, 1972, 86 Stat. 1508, renumbered §506(i)(3), Pub. L. 95–391, title I, §108(a), Sept. 30, 1978, 92 Stat. 773, renumbered §506(j)(3), Pub. L. 96–304, title I, §101(e), July 8, 1980, 94 Stat. 889, renumbered §506(k)(3), Pub. L. 97–276, §101(e), Oct. 2, 1982, 96 Stat. 1189; Pub. L. 94–32, title I, June 12, 1975, 89 Stat. 182; Pub. L. 108–7, div. H, title I, §2(a), Feb. 20, 2003, 117 Stat. 349.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 46a of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is from Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1942, and subsequent Legislative Branch Appropriation Acts.

Amendments

2003—Pub. L. 108–7 substituted "$8,000" for "$4,500".
1975—Pub. L. 94–32 substituted "Effective April 1, 1975, and each fiscal year thereafter" for "Effective with the fiscal year 1972 and thereafter" and "$4,500" for "$3,600".
1972—Pub. L. 92–607 repealed this section insofar as it related to Senators. For purposes of codification this entailed substituting a period for a comma following "President of the Senate shall be $3,600" and striking out provisions which allowed Senators from $3,600 to $5,000 annually depending on the population of the Senator's home State. See section 6314 of this title.
1971—Pub. L. 92–184 inserted provision for an increased allowance for Senators from more populous States ranging from $3,800 for Senators from States of from 3,000,000 to 4,999,999 population to $5,000 for Senators from States of 17,000,000 population and over.
Pub. L. 92–51 provided allowance for Senators from States having population of ten million or more inhabitants of $4,000 per annum effective fiscal year 1972 and thereafter.
1969—Pub. L. 91–145 increased allowance from $3,000 to $3,600 effective with fiscal year 1970.
1967—Pub. L. 90–21 increased allowance from $2,400 to $3,000 effective with fiscal year 1967.
1964—Pub. L. 88–258 increased allowance from $1,800 to $2,400 effective with fiscal year 1964.
1955—Act Aug. 5, 1955, increased allowance from $1,200 to $1,800.
1953—Act Aug. 1, 1953, increased allowance from $800 to $1,200 effective with fiscal year 1954.
1951—Act Oct. 11, 1951, increased allowance from $500 to $800.
1948—Act June 14, 1948, increased allowance from $400 to $500.
1945—Act June 13, 1945, increased allowance from $200 to $400.

Effective Date of 2003 Amendment

Pub. L. 108–7, div. H, title I, §2(b), Feb. 20, 2003, 117 Stat. 349, provided that: "The amendment made by this section [amending this section] shall apply to fiscal year 2003 and each fiscal year thereafter."
Effective Date of 1972 Amendment

Pub. L. 92–607, ch. V, §506(k), formerly §506(h), Oct. 31, 1972, 86 Stat. 1507, renumbered §506(i) by Pub. L. 95–391, title I, §108(a), Sept. 30, 1978, 92 Stat. 773, renumbered §506(j) by Pub. L. 96–304, title I, §101, July 8, 1980, 94 Stat. 889, and renumbered §506(k) by Pub. L. 97–276, §101(e), Oct. 2, 1982, 96 Stat. 1189, provided that the amendment made by that section is effective Jan. 1, 1973.

Additional Allowances

The following acts authorized additional stationery allowances for each Senator and the President of the Senate:
July 15, 1952, ch. 758, Ch. II, 66 Stat. 639.
Sept. 27, 1950, ch. 1052, Ch. II, 64 Stat. 1047.
Oct. 10, 1949, ch. 662, title I, 63 Stat. 738.
May 10, 1948, ch. 270, 62 Stat. 213.
May 1, 1947, ch. 49, title I, 61 Stat. 58.
July 23, 1946, ch. 591, title I, 60 Stat. 602.
Dec. 28, 1945, ch. 589, title I, 59 Stat. 633.

§6118. Long-distance telephone calls for Vice President

Commencing January 20, 1949, the provisions of existing law relating to long-distance telephone calls for Senators shall be equally applicable to the Vice President of the United States.

(May 24, 1949, ch. 138, title I, 63 Stat. 77.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 46d–1 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

SUBCHAPTER III—MAJORITY AND MINORITY LEADERS AND WHIPS

§6131. Appointment of employees by Senate Majority and Minority Leaders; compensation

Effective April 1, 1977, the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader are each authorized to appoint and fix the compensation of such employees as they deem appropriate: Provided, That the gross compensation paid to such employees shall not exceed $191,700 each fiscal year for each Leader.

(Pub. L. 95–26, title I, May 4, 1977, 91 Stat. 80.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 61h–4 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is from the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1977.

Increases in Compensation

Increases in compensation for Senate officers and employees under authority of Federal Pay Comparability Act of 1970 (Pub. L. 91–656), see Salary Directives of President pro tempore of the Senate, set out as notes under section 4571 of this title.

§6132. Assistants to Senate Majority and Minority Leaders for Floor Operations; establishment of positions; appointment; compensation

Effective October 1, 1983, there is established within the Offices of the Majority and Minority Leaders the positions of Assistant to the Majority Leader for Floor Operations and Assistant to the Minority Leader for Floor Operations, respectively. Individuals appointed to such positions by the Majority Leader and Minority Leader, respectively, shall receive compensation at a rate fixed by the appropriate Leader not to exceed the maximum annual rate of gross compensation of the Assistant Secretary of the Senate.

(Pub. L. 98–51, title I, §101(a), July 14, 1983, 97 Stat. 265.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 61h–5 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is from the Congressional Operations Appropriation Act, 1984, which is title I of the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1984.

Increases in Compensation

Increases in compensation for Senate officers and employees under authority of Federal Pay Comparability Act of 1970 (Pub. L. 91–656), see Salary Directives of President pro tempore of the Senate, set out as notes under section 4571 of this title.

§6133. Chiefs of Staff for Senate Majority and Minority Leaders; appointment; compensation

(a) There is established within the Offices of the Majority and Minority Leaders the positions of Chief of Staff for the Majority Leader and Chief of Staff for the Minority Leader, respectively. Individuals appointed to such positions by the Majority Leader and Minority Leader, respectively, shall receive compensation at a rate fixed by the appropriate Leader not to exceed the maximum annual rate of gross compensation of the Assistant Secretary of the Senate.

(b) Gross compensation for employees filling positions established by subsection (a) for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1987, shall be paid out of any funds available in the Senate appropriation for such year under the item "Salaries, Officers and Employees".

(Pub. L. 101–163, title I, §9, Nov. 21, 1989, 103 Stat. 1046.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 61h–7 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is based on Senate Resolution No. 89, One Hundredth Congress, Jan. 28, 1987, which was enacted into permanent law by Pub. L. 101–163.

Effective Date

Pub. L. 101–163, title I, §9, Nov. 21, 1989, 103 Stat. 1046, provided that this section is effective on Jan. 28, 1987, the date on which Senate Resolution No. 89, One Hundredth Congress, was agreed to.

§6134. Compensation and appointment of employees by Senate Majority and Minority Whips

Effective April 1, 1977, the Majority Whip and the Minority Whip are each authorized to appoint and fix the compensation of such employees as they deem appropriate: Provided, That the gross compensation paid to such employees shall not exceed $111,100 each fiscal year for each Whip.

(Pub. L. 95–26, title I, May 4, 1977, 91 Stat. 80.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 61j–2 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is from the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1977.

Increases in Compensation

Increases in compensation for Senate officers and employees under authority of Federal Pay Comparability Act of 1970 (Pub. L. 91–656), see Salary Directives of President pro tempore of the Senate, set out as notes under section 4571 of this title.

§6135. Representation Allowance Account for Majority and Minority Leaders of Senate

(a) Establishment; purpose

There is hereby established an account, within the Senate, to be known as the "Representation Allowance Account for the Majority and Minority Leaders". Such Allowance Account shall be used by the Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate to assist them properly to discharge their appropriate responsibilities in the United States to members of foreign legislative bodies and prominent officials of foreign governments and intergovernmental organizations.

(b) Payments; allotment; reimbursement for actual expenses; taxability

Payments authorized to be made under this section shall be paid by the Secretary of the Senate. Of the funds available for expenditure from such Allowance Account for any fiscal year, one-half shall be allotted to the Majority Leader and one-half shall be allotted to the Minority Leader. Amounts paid from such Allowance Account to the Majority or Minority Leader shall be paid to him from his allotment and shall be paid to him only as reimbursement for actual expenses incurred by him and upon certification and documentation of such expenses. Amounts paid to the Majority or Minority Leader pursuant to this section shall not be reported as income and shall not be allowed as a deduction under title 26.

(c) Authorization of appropriations

There are authorized to be appropriated for each fiscal year (commencing with the fiscal year ending September 30, 1985) not more than $20,000 to the Allowance Account established by this section.

(Pub. L. 99–88, title I, §197, Aug. 15, 1985, 99 Stat. 350.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 31a–2 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is from the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1985.

§6136. Transfer of funds from representation allowance of Majority and Minority Leaders of Senate to expense allowance; availability; definitions

(a) The Secretary of the Senate shall, upon the written request of the Majority or Minority Leader of the Senate, transfer from any available funds in such Leader's allotment in the Leader's Representation Allowance (as defined in subsection (b)(1)) for any fiscal year (commencing with the fiscal year ending September 30, 1985) to such Leader's Expense Allowance (as defined in subsection (b)(2)) to such year such amount as is specified in the request. Any funds so transferred for any fiscal year at the request of either such Leader shall be available to such Leader for such year for the same purposes as, and in like manner and subject to the same conditions as, are other funds which are available to him for such year as his expense allowance as Majority or Minority Leader.

(b)(1) The term "Leader's Representation Allowance" means the Representation Allowance Account for the Majority and Minority Leaders established by section 6135 of this title.

(2) The term "Leader's Expense Allowance", when used in reference to the Majority or Minority Leader of the Senate, refers to the moneys available, for any fiscal year, to such Leader as an expense allowance and the appropriation account from which such moneys are funded.

(Pub. L. 100–71, title I, §1, July 11, 1987, 101 Stat. 422.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 31a–2a of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is from the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1987.

§6137. Transfer of funds from appropriations account of Majority and Minority Leaders of Senate to appropriations account, Miscellaneous Items, within Senate contingent fund

(a) Requests for transfers

Upon the written request of the Majority or Minority Leader of the Senate, the Secretary of the Senate shall transfer during any fiscal year, from the appropriations account appropriated under the headings "Salaries, Officers and Employees" and "Offices of the Majority and Minority Leaders", such amount as either Leader shall specify to the appropriations account, within the contingent fund of the Senate, "Miscellaneous Items".

(b) Authority to incur expenses

The Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate are each authorized to incur such expenses as may be necessary or appropriate. Expenses incurred by either such leader shall be paid from the amount transferred pursuant to subsection (a) by such leader and upon vouchers approved by such leader.

(c) Authority to advance sums

The Secretary of the Senate is authorized to advance such sums as may be necessary to defray expenses incurred in carrying out subsections (a) and (b).

(Pub. L. 102–27, title II, Apr. 10, 1991, 105 Stat. 144.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 31a–2b of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is from the Dire Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Consequences of Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm, Food Stamps, Unemployment Compensation Administration, Veterans Compensation and Pensions, and Other Urgent Needs Act of 1991.

§6138. Transfer of funds from appropriations account of Majority and Minority Whips of Senate to appropriations account, Miscellaneous Items, within Senate contingent fund

(a) Requests for transfers

Upon the written request of the Majority or Minority Whip of the Senate, the Secretary of the Senate shall transfer during any fiscal year, from the appropriations account appropriated under the headings "Salaries, Officers and Employees" and "offices of the majority and minority whips", such amount as either whip shall specify to the appropriations account, within the contingent fund of the Senate, "miscellaneous items".

(b) Authority to incur expenses

The Majority and Minority Whips of the Senate are each authorized to incur such expenses as may be necessary or appropriate. Expenses incurred by either such whip shall be paid from the amount transferred pursuant to subsection (a) by such whip and upon vouchers approved by such whip.

(c) Authority to advance sums

The Secretary of the Senate is authorized to advance such sums as may be necessary to defray expenses incurred in carrying out subsections (a) and (b).

(Pub. L. 105–55, title I, §2, Oct. 7, 1997, 111 Stat. 1180.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 31a–2c of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is from the Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 1998, which is title I of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1998.

SUBCHAPTER IV—MAJORITY AND MINORITY SECRETARIES, CONFERENCES, AND POLICY COMMITTEES

§6151. Compensation of Secretaries for Senate Majority and Minority

The Secretary for the Majority of the Senate (other than the incumbent holding office on April 1, 1977) and the Secretary for the Minority of the Senate shall each be paid at an annual rate of compensation of $39,500.

(Pub. L. 93–371, §4, Aug. 13, 1974, 88 Stat. 429; Pub. L. 94–59, title I, §105, July 25, 1975, 89 Stat. 275; Pub. L. 95–26, title I, §102(a), May 4, 1977, 91 Stat. 82.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 61g of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Amendments

1977—Pub. L. 95–26 substituted "April 1, 1977" for "July 1, 1975". Provisions covering the compensation of the incumbent holding the office of Secretary for the Majority of the Senate on July 1, 1975, were dropped as executed. See successor provisions set out as a note below.
1975—Pub. L. 94–59 increased annual rate of compensation of both Secretary for Majority of Senate and Secretary for Minority of Senate from $38,190 to $39,500 and substituted provisions excepting incumbent Secretary for Majority holding office on July 1, 1975, from mandatory payment of $39,500 rate but authorizing payment to him as long as he occupies that position at a maximum annual rate of compensation not to exceed $39,500 for provisions excepting Secretary for Majority holding office on June 15, 1974, from mandatory payment of the $38,190 rate but authorizing payment to him as long as he occupied that position at a maximum annual rate of compensation not to exceed $38,190.

Effective Date of 1975 Amendment

Pub. L. 94–59, title I, §105, July 25, 1975, 89 Stat. 275, provided that the increase in the rate of compensation to $39,500 is effective July 1, 1975.

Effective Date

Section effective July 1, 1974, see section 4 of Pub. L. 93–371, set out in part as an Effective Date of 1974 Amendment note under section 6531 of this title.

Compensation of Incumbent Holding Position of Secretary for the Majority on April 1, 1977

Pub. L. 95–26, title I, §102(b), May 4, 1977, 91 Stat. 82, provided that: "The Majority Leader of the Senate is authorized to fix the compensation of the Secretary for the Majority so long as the position is held by the incumbent holding such position on April 1, 1977."
1974 Adjustment in Compensation Not To Supersede Adjustments in Compensation or Limitations by President Pro Tempore of the Senate

Adjustment in compensation by Pub. L. 93–371 not to supersede order of President pro tempore of the Senate authorizing higher rate of compensation or any authority of President pro tempore to adjust rates of compensation or limitations under section 4 of the Federal Pay Comparability Act of 1970, see section 4 of Pub. L. 93–371, set out in part as a note under section 6531 of this title.
Increases in Compensation

Increases in compensation for Senate officers and employees under authority of Federal Pay Comparability Act of 1970 (Pub. L. 91–656), see Salary Directives of President pro tempore of the Senate, set out as notes under section 4571 of this title.
1964 Increase in Gross Annual Compensation

Rates of gross compensation of Secretaries for Senate Majority and Minority, see section 202(f), (g) of Pub. L. 88–426, title II, Aug. 14, 1964, 78 Stat. 414, set out as a note under section 4571 of this title.

§6152. Appointment and compensation of employees by Secretaries for Senate Majority and Minority; gross compensation

Effective October 1, 1977, the Secretary for the Majority and the Secretary for the Minority are each authorized to appoint and fix the compensation of such employees as they deem appropriate: Provided, That the gross compensation paid to such employees shall not exceed $143,200 each fiscal year for each Secretary.

(Pub. L. 95–94, title I, Aug. 5, 1977, 91 Stat. 658, 659.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 61g–5 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is from the Congressional Operations Appropriation Act, 1978, which is title I of the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1978.

Increases in Compensation

Increases in compensation for Senate officers and employees under authority of Federal Pay Comparability Act of 1970 (Pub. L. 91–656), see Salary Directives of President pro tempore of the Senate, set out as notes under section 4571 of this title.

§6153. Salaries and expenses for Senate Majority and Minority Policy Committees and Senate Majority and Minority Conference Committees

(a) Transfer of funds for Policy Committees

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

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

(b) Transfer of funds for Conference Committees

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

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

(c) Availability of transferred funds

Any funds transferred under this section shall be—

(1) available for expenditure by such committee in like manner and for the same purposes as are other moneys which are available for expenditure by such committee from the account to which the funds were transferred; and

(2) made at such time or times as the Chairman shall specify in writing to the Senate Disbursing Office.

(d) Notification to Committee on Appropriations

The Chairman of a committee transferring funds under this section shall notify the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate of the transfer.

(Pub. L. 101–520, title I, §1, Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 2257; Pub. L. 102–90, title I, §1(a), Aug. 14, 1991, 105 Stat. 450; Pub. L. 104–53, title I, §7[(a)], Nov. 19, 1995, 109 Stat. 518.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 61g–6a of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section. Some section numbers of this title referenced in amendment notes below reflect the classification of such sections prior to their editorial reclassification.
Section is from the Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 1991, which is title I of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1991.

Amendments

1995—Pub. L. 104–53 amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section read as follows: "The Chairman of the Majority or Minority Conference Committee of the Senate may, during any fiscal year (commencing with the fiscal year ending September 30, 1991), at his election transfer not more than $275,000 from the appropriation account for salaries for the Conference of the Majority and the Conference of the Minority of the Senate, to the account, within the contingent fund of the Senate, from which expenses are payable under section 61g–6 of this title. Any transfer of funds under authority of the preceding sentence shall be made at such time or times as such chairman shall specify in writing to the Senate Disbursing Office. Any funds so transferred by the Chairman of the Majority or Minority Conference Committee shall be available for expenditure by such committee in like manner and for the same purposes as are other moneys which are available for expenditure by such committee from the account, within the contingent fund of the Senate, from which expenses are payable under section 61g–6 of this title."
1991—Pub. L. 102–90 substituted "$275,000" for "$75,000".

Effective Date of 1995 Amendment

Pub. L. 104–53, title I, §7(b), Nov. 19, 1995, 109 Stat. 518, provided that: "The amendment made by this section [amending this section] shall take effect on October 1, 1995, and shall be effective with respect to fiscal years beginning on or after that date."
Effective Date of 1991 Amendment

Pub. L. 102–90, title I, §1(b), Aug. 14, 1991, 105 Stat. 450, provided that: "Subsection (a) [amending this section] shall take effect on October 1, 1991."

Prior Provisions

Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in the following prior appropriation acts:
Pub. L. 101–163, title I, §1, Nov. 21, 1989, 103 Stat. 1044.
Pub. L. 100–458, title I, §1, Oct. 1, 1988, 102 Stat. 2161.
Pub. L. 100–202, §101(i) [title I, §7], Dec. 22, 1987, 101 Stat. 1329–290, 1329-294.

§6154. Offices of the Secretaries of the Conference of the Majority and the Conference of the Minority

(a) In general

Upon the written request of the Secretary of the Conference of the Majority or the Secretary of the Conference of the Minority, the Secretary of the Senate shall transfer from the appropriations account appropriated under the subheading "offices of the secretaries of the conference of the majority and the conference of the minority" under the heading "Salaries, Officers and Employees" such amount as the Secretary of the Conference of the Majority or the Secretary of the Conference of the Minority shall specify to the appropriations account under the heading "miscellaneous items" within the contingent fund of the Senate.

(b) Authority to incur expenses

The Secretary of the Conference of the Majority or the Secretary of the Conference of the Minority may incur such expenses as may be necessary or appropriate. Expenses incurred by the Secretary of the Conference of the Majority or the Secretary of the Conference of the Minority shall be paid from the amount transferred under subsection (a) by the Secretary of the Conference of the Majority or the Secretary of the Conference of the Minority and upon vouchers approved by the Secretary of the Conference of the Majority or the Secretary of the Conference of the Minority, as applicable.

(c) Authority to advance sums

The Secretary of the Senate may advance such sums as may be necessary to defray expenses incurred in carrying out subsections (a) and (b).

(d) Effective date

This section shall apply to fiscal year 2008 and each fiscal year thereafter.

(Pub. L. 110–161, div. H, title I, §3, Dec. 26, 2007, 121 Stat. 2221.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 61g–6b of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is from the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2008, which is div. H of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2008.

§6155. Payment of expenses of Conference of Majority and Conference of Minority from Senate contingent fund

For each fiscal year (beginning with the fiscal year which ends September 30, 1982) there is authorized to be expended from the contingent fund of the Senate such amount as necessary for the Conference of the Majority and an equal amount for the Conference of the Minority. Payments under this section shall be made only for expenses actually incurred by such a Conference in carrying out its functions, and shall be made upon certification and documentation of the expenses involved, by the Chairman of the Conference claiming payment hereunder and upon vouchers approved by such Chairman and by the Committee on Rules and Administration, except that vouchers shall not be required for payment of long-distance telephone calls.

(Pub. L. 97–51, §120, Oct. 1, 1981, 95 Stat. 965; Pub. L. 97–276, §101(e), Oct. 2, 1982, 96 Stat. 1189; Pub. L. 99–151, title I, §1, Nov. 13, 1985, 99 Stat. 794; Pub. L. 101–163, title I, Nov. 21, 1989, 103 Stat. 1043; Pub. L. 101–520, title I, Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 2256; Pub. L. 107–68, title I, §105(a), Nov. 12, 2001, 115 Stat. 568; Pub. L. 108–83, title I, §2(a), Sept. 30, 2003, 117 Stat. 1010.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 61g–6 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
The 1982 amendment by Pub. L. 97–276 is based on section 105 of S. 2939, Ninety-seventh Congress, 2d Session, as reported Sept. 22, 1982, and incorporated by reference in section 101(e) of Pub. L. 97–276, to be effective as if enacted into law.

Amendments

2003—Pub. L. 108–83 substituted "such amount as necessary" for "an amount, not in excess of $100,000," in first sentence.
2001—Pub. L. 107–68 substituted "$100,000" for "$75,000".
1990—Pub. L. 101–520 substituted "$75,000" for "$50,000".
1989—Pub. L. 101–163 substituted "$50,000" for "$40,000".
1985—Pub. L. 99–151 inserted ", except that vouchers shall not be required for payment of long-distance telephone calls".
1982—Pub. L. 97–276 substituted "$40,000" for "$30,000". See Codification note above.

Effective Date of 2003 Amendment

Pub. L. 108–83, title I, §2(b), Sept. 30, 2003, 117 Stat. 1010, provided that: "This section [amending this section] shall apply with respect to fiscal year 2004, and each fiscal year thereafter."
Effective Date of 2001 Amendment

Pub. L. 107–68, title I, §105(b), Nov. 12, 2001, 115 Stat. 568, provided that: "This section [amending this section] shall apply with respect to fiscal year 2002 and each fiscal year thereafter."
Effective Date of 1990 Amendment

Pub. L. 101–520, title I, Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 2256, provided in part that the amendment made by Pub. L. 101–520 is effective in the case of fiscal years beginning after Sept. 30, 1990.
Effective Date of 1989 Amendment

Pub. L. 101–163, title I, Nov. 21, 1989, 103 Stat. 1043, provided in part that the amendment made by Pub. L. 101–163 is effective in the case of fiscal years beginning after Sept. 30, 1989.
Effective Date of 1982 Amendment

Section 105 of S. 2939, Ninety-seventh Congress, 2d Session, as reported Sept. 22, 1982, and incorporated by reference in section 101(e) of Pub. L. 97–276, to be effective as if enacted into law, provided that the amendment made by that section is effective for fiscal years beginning after Sept. 30, 1981.

§6156. Appointment and compensation of employees by Secretary of Conference of Majority of Senate and Secretary of Conference of Minority of Senate

Effective October 1, 1979, the Secretary of the Conference of the Majority and the Secretary of the Conference of the Minority are each authorized to appoint and fix the compensation of such employees as they deem appropriate: Provided, That the gross compensation paid to such employees shall not exceed $70,000 each fiscal year for each Secretary.

(Pub. L. 96–38, title I, §102, July 25, 1979, 93 Stat. 111.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 61g–4 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is from the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1979.

Increases in Compensation

Increases in compensation for Senate officers and employees under authority of Federal Pay Comparability Act of 1970 (Pub. L. 91–656), see Salary Directives of President pro tempore of the Senate, set out as notes under section 4571 of this title.

§6157. Services of consultants to Majority and Minority Conference Committee of Senate

(a) Authorization of expenditure with approval of Committee on Rules and Administration

Funds authorized to be expended under section 6155 of this title may be used by the Majority or Minority Conference Committee of the Senate, with the approval of the Committee on Rules and Administration, to procure the temporary services (not in excess of one year) or intermittent services of individual consultants, or organizations thereof, to make studies or advise the committee with respect to any matter within its jurisdiction or with respect to the administration of the affairs of the committee.

(b) Procurement by contract or employment

Such services in the case of individuals or organizations may be procured by contract as independent contractors, or in the case of individuals, by employment at daily rates of compensation not in excess of the per diem equivalent of the highest gross rate of compensation which may be paid to a regular employee of such committee. Such contracts shall not be subject to the provisions of section 6101 of title 41 or any other provision of law requiring advertising.

(c) Selection of consultant or organization by Conference Committee chairman

Any such consultant or organization shall be selected for the Majority or Minority Conference Committee of the Senate by the chairman thereof.

(Pub. L. 99–88, title I, §195, Aug. 15, 1985, 99 Stat. 349; Pub. L. 104–197, title I, §1, Sept. 16, 1996, 110 Stat. 2396.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 61g–7 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
In subsec. (b), "section 6101 of title 41" substituted for "section 5 of title 41" on authority of Pub. L. 111–350, §6(c), Jan. 4, 2011, 124 Stat. 3854, which Act enacted Title 41, Public Contracts.
Section is from the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1985.

Amendments

1996—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 104–197 inserted "or with respect to the administration of the affairs of the committee" before period at end.

§6158. Utilization of funds for specialized training of professional staff for Majority and Minority Conference Committee of Senate

Funds appropriated to the Conference of the Majority and funds appropriated to the Conference of the Minority for any fiscal year (commencing with the fiscal year ending September 30, 1991), may be utilized in such amounts as the Chairman of each Conference deems appropriate for the specialized training of professional staff, subject to such limitations, insofar as they are applicable, as are imposed by the Committee on Rules and Administration with respect to such training when provided to professional staff of standing committees of the Senate.

(Pub. L. 101–520, title I, §2, Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 2257.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 61g–8 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is from the Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 1991, which is title I of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1991.

Prior Provisions

Provisions relating to utilization of funds for specific fiscal year for specialized training of professional staff for Majority and Minority Conference Committee of Senate were contained in the following prior appropriation acts:
Pub. L. 101–163, title I, §2, Nov. 21, 1989, 103 Stat. 1044.
Pub. L. 100–458, title I, §2, Oct. 1, 1988, 102 Stat. 2161.
Pub. L. 100–202, §101(i) [title I], Dec. 22, 1987, 101 Stat. 1329–290, 1329-292.

§6159. Expense allowance for Chairmen of Majority and Minority Conference Committees of Senate; method of payment; taxability

For each fiscal year (commencing with the fiscal year ending September 30, 1985), there is hereby authorized an expense allowance for the Chairmen of the Majority and Minority Conference Committees which shall not exceed $5,000 each fiscal year for each such Chairman; and amounts from such allowance shall be paid to either of such Chairmen only as reimbursement for actual expenses incurred by him and upon certification and documentation of such expenses, and amounts so paid shall not be reported as income and shall not be allowed as a deduction under title 26.

(Pub. L. 99–88, title I, Aug. 15, 1985, 99 Stat. 348; Pub. L. 108–7, div. H, title I, §1(d), Feb. 20, 2003, 117 Stat. 349.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 31a–3 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is from the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1985.

Amendments

2003—Pub. L. 108–7 substituted "not exceed $5,000" for "not exceed $3,000".

Effective Date of 2003 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 108–7 applicable to fiscal year 2003 and each fiscal year thereafter, see section 1(f) of Pub. L. 108–7, set out as a note under section 6102 of this title.

§6160. Expense allowance for Chairmen of Majority and Minority Policy Committees of Senate; method of payment; taxability

For each fiscal year (commencing with the fiscal year ending September 30, 2001), there is authorized an expense allowance for the Chairmen of the Majority and Minority Policy Committees which shall not exceed $5,000 each fiscal year for each such Chairman; and amounts from such allowance shall be paid to either of such Chairmen only as reimbursement for actual expenses incurred by him and upon certification and documentation of such expenses, and amounts so paid shall not be reported as income and shall not be allowed as a deduction under title 26.

(Pub. L. 106–554, §1(a)(2) [title I, §5], Dec. 21, 2000, 114 Stat. 2763, 2763A-97; Pub. L. 108–7, div. H, title I, §1(e), Feb. 20, 2003, 117 Stat. 349.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 31a–4 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is from the Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 2001, which is title I of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2001.

Amendments

2003—Pub. L. 108–7 substituted "$5,000" for "$3,000".

Effective Date of 2003 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 108–7 applicable to fiscal year 2003 and each fiscal year thereafter, see section 1(f) of Pub. L. 108–7, set out as a note under section 6102 of this title.