2 USC Ch. 65: SENATE OFFICERS AND ADMINISTRATION

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2 USC Ch. 65: SENATE OFFICERS AND ADMINISTRATION

From Title 2—THE CONGRESS

CHAPTER 65—SENATE OFFICERS AND ADMINISTRATION

SUBCHAPTER I—GENERAL

Sec.

6501.
Appointment of consultants by Majority Leader, Minority Leader, Secretary of Senate, and Legislative Counsel of Senate; compensation.

6502.
Procurement of temporary help.

6503.
Payments from Senate contingent fund.

6504.
Committee on Rules and Administration; designation of employees to approve vouchers for payments from Senate contingent fund.

6505.
Appropriations for contingent expenses of Senate; restrictions.

6506.
Separate accounts for "Secretary of the Senate" and for "Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate"; establishment within Senate contingent fund; inclusion of funds in existing accounts.

6507.
Insurance of office funds of Secretary of Senate and Sergeant at Arms; payment of premiums.

6508.
Transfers from appropriations account for expenses of Office of Secretary of Senate and Office of Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate.

6509.
Vouchering Senate office charges.

6510.
Materials, supplies, and fuel payments from Senate contingent fund.

6511.
Liquidation from appropriations of any unpaid obligations chargeable to rescinded unexpended balances of funds.

6512.
Expense allowance for Secretary of Senate, Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate, and Secretaries for Senate Majority and Minority.

6513.
Per diem and subsistence expenses from Senate contingent fund.

6514.
Orientation seminars, etc., for new Senators, Senate officials, or members of staffs of Senators or Senate officials; payment of expenses.

6515.
Payment of fees for services of Attending Physician and for use of Senate health and fitness facilities.

6516.
Sale of waste paper and condemned furniture.

6517.
Receipts from sale of used or surplus furniture and furnishings of Senate.

6518.
Workers compensation payments.

        
SUBCHAPTER II—SECRETARY OF THE SENATE

Part A—Organization and Personnel

6531.
Compensation of Secretary of Senate.

6532.
Death, resignation, or disability of Secretary and Assistant Secretary of Senate; Financial Clerk deemed successor as disbursing officer.

6533.
Death, resignation, or disability of Secretary of Senate; Assistant Secretary of Senate to act as Secretary; written designation of absent status.

6534.
Compensation of Assistant Secretary of Senate.

6535.
Compensation of Parliamentarian of Senate.

6536.
Compensation of Financial Clerk of Senate.

6537.
Compensation of Assistants to Majority and Minority in Office of Secretary of Senate.

6538.
Employment of additional administrative assistants.

6539.
Abolition of statutory positions in Office of Secretary of Senate; Secretary's authority to establish and fix compensation for positions.

6540.
Adjustment of rate of compensation by Secretary of Senate.

6541.
Professional archivist; Secretary's authority to obtain services from General Services Administration.

6542.
Employees of Senate Disbursing Office; designation by Secretary of Senate to administer oaths and affirmations.

6543.
Designation of reporters.

6544.
Substitute reporters of debates and expert transcribers; temporary reporters of debates and expert transcribers; payments from Senate contingent fund.

        
Part B—General Powers and Duties

6561.
Advance payments by Secretary of Senate.

6562.
Transfers of funds by Secretary of Senate; approval of Committee on Appropriations.

6563.
Payment of certain expenses.

6564.
Travel expenses of Secretary of Senate; advancement of travel funds to designated employees.

6565.
Advancement by Secretary of Senate of travel funds to employees under his jurisdiction for Federal Election Campaign Act travel expenses.

6566.
Authority to procure technical support and other services and incur travel expenses; payment of such expenses.

6567.
Funds for Secretary of Senate to assist in proper discharge within United States of responsibilities to foreign parliamentary groups or other foreign officials.

6568.
Banking and financial transactions of Secretary of Senate.

6569 to 6571.
Repealed.

6572.
Purchases of stationery and materials for folding.

6573.
Senate revolving fund for stationery allowances; availability of unexpended balances; withdrawals.

6574.
Senate Office of Public Records Revolving Fund.

6575.
Fees for copies from Senate journals.

6576.
Senate Gift Shop.

6577.
Senate legislative information system.

6578.
Senate Leader's Lecture Series.

        
SUBCHAPTER III—SERGEANT AT ARMS AND DOORKEEPER OF SENATE

Part A—Organization and Personnel

6591.
Compensation of Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate.

6592.
Limitation on compensation of Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate.

6593.
Deputy Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper to act on death, resignation, disability, or absence of Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate.

6594.
Compensation of Deputy Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate.

6595.
Compensation of Administrative Assistant to Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate.

6596.
Employment of personnel by Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate at daily rates of compensation; authorization; limitation on amount of compensation.

6597.
Abolition of statutory positions in Office of Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate; authority to establish and fix compensation for positions.

6598.
Designation by Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate of persons to approve vouchers for payment of moneys.

6599.
Use by Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate of individual consultants or organizations, and department and agency personnel.

        
Part B—General Powers and Duties

6611.
Transfers from appropriations account for expenses of Office of Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate.

6612.
Travel expenses of Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate.

6613.
Advances to Sergeant at Arms of Senate for extraordinary expenses.

6614.
Funds advanced by Secretary of Senate to Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate to defray office expenses; accountability; maximum amount; vouchers.

6615.
Deposit of moneys for credit to account within Senate contingent fund for "Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate".

6616.
Support services for Senate during emergency; memorandum of understanding with an executive agency.

6617.
Law enforcement authority of Sergeant-at-Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate.

6618.
Data processing equipment, software, and services.

6619.
Advance payments for computer programing services.

6620.
Provision of services and equipment on a reimbursable basis.

6621.
Payment for telecommunications equipment and services; definitions.

6622.
Certification of telecommunications equipment and services as official.

6623.
Report on telecommunications to Committee on Rules and Administration.

6624.
Metered charges on copiers; "Sergeant at Arms" and "user" defined; certification of services and equipment as official; deposit of payments; availability for expenditure.

6625.
Receipts from sales of items by Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate, to Senators, etc., to be credited to appropriation from which purchased.

6626.
Reimbursements to Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate for equipment provided to Senators, etc., which has been lost, stolen, damaged, or otherwise unaccounted for; deposit of receipts.

6627.
Compensation for lost or damaged property.

6628.
Treatment of electronic services provided by Sergeant at Arms.

6629.
Purchase, lease, exchange, maintenance, and operation of vehicles out of account for Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate within Senate contingent fund; authorization of appropriations.

6630.
Disposal of used or surplus furniture and equipment by Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate; procedure; deposit of receipts.

6631.
Transfer of excess or surplus educationally useful equipment to public schools.

6632.
Disposal of used or surplus automobiles and trucks by Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate; procedure; deposit of receipts.

6633.
Media support services.

6634.
Senate Hair Care Services.

6635.
Office of Senate Health Promotion.

6636.
Senate Computer Center.

        
SUBCHAPTER IV—CHAPLAIN

6651.
Compensation of Chaplain of Senate.

6652.
Compensation of employees of Chaplain of Senate.

6653.
Postage allowance for Chaplain of Senate.

6654.
Payment of expenses of the Chaplain of the Senate from the contingent fund of the Senate.

        

SUBCHAPTER I—GENERAL

§6501. Appointment of consultants by Majority Leader, Minority Leader, Secretary of Senate, and Legislative Counsel of Senate; compensation

(a) In general

The Majority Leader and the Minority Leader, are each authorized to appoint and fix the compensation of not more than nine individual consultants, on a temporary or intermittent basis, at a daily rate of compensation not 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. The President pro tempore of the Senate is authorized to appoint and fix the compensation of not more than three individual consultants, on a temporary or intermittent basis, at a daily rate of compensation not in excess of that specified in the first sentence of this subsection. The President pro tempore emeritus of the Senate is authorized to appoint and fix the compensation of one individual consultant, on a temporary or intermittent basis, at a daily rate of compensation not in excess of that specified in the first sentence of this subsection. The Secretary of the Senate is authorized to appoint and fix the compensation of not more than two individual consultants, on a temporary or intermittent basis, at a daily rate of compensation not 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. The Legislative Counsel of the Senate (subject to the approval of the President pro tempore) is authorized to appoint and fix the compensation of not more than two consultants, on a temporary or intermittent basis, at a daily rate of compensation not in excess of that specified in the first sentence of this section. The provisions of sections 8344 and 8468 of title 5 shall not apply to any individual serving in a position under this authority. Expenditures under this authority shall be paid from the contingent fund of the Senate upon vouchers approved by the President pro tempore, President pro tempore emeritus, Majority Leader, Minority Leader, Secretary of the Senate, or Legislative Counsel of the Senate, as the case may be.

(b) Annual compensation

Any or all appointments under this section may be at an annual rate of compensation rather than at a daily rate of compensation, but such annual rate shall not be in excess of the highest gross rate of annual compensation which may be paid to employees of a standing committee of the Senate.

(C) 1 Title of position

Each appointing authority under subsection (a) may designate the title of the position of any individual appointed under that subsection.

(Pub. L. 95–26, title I, §101, May 4, 1977, 91 Stat. 82; Pub. L. 95–94, title I, §110(a), Aug. 5, 1977, 91 Stat. 662; Pub. L. 100–458, title I, §§4, 9, Oct. 1, 1988, 102 Stat. 2161, 2162; Pub. L. 101–302, title III, §314(a), May 25, 1990, 104 Stat. 245; Pub. L. 102–90, title I, §3, Aug. 14, 1991, 105 Stat. 450; Pub. L. 104–2, Feb. 9, 1995, 109 Stat. 45; Pub. L. 105–275, title I, §4(a), (b), Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2433; Pub. L. 107–20, title II, §2803, July 24, 2001, 115 Stat. 185; Pub. L. 107–68, title I, §101(a), Nov. 12, 2001, 115 Stat. 563; Pub. L. 108–7, div. H, title I, §6(a), Feb. 20, 2003, 117 Stat. 350; Pub. L. 111–8, div. G, title I, §2(a), Mar. 11, 2009, 123 Stat. 814.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 61h–6 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 Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1977.

Amendments

2009—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 111–8 substituted "nine individual consultants" for "eight individual consultants" in first sentence and "three individual consultants" for "two individual consultants" in second sentence.
2003—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 108–7, §6(a)(1), substituted "eight individual consultants" for "six individual consultants" in first sentence.
Subsec. (C). Pub. L. 108–7, §6(a)(2), added subsec. (C).
2001—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 107–68 substituted "six individual consultants" for "four individual consultants" in first sentence and "not more than two individual consultants" for "one consultant" in second sentence.
Pub. L. 107–20 inserted "The President pro tempore emeritus of the Senate is authorized to appoint and fix the compensation of one individual consultant, on a temporary or intermittent basis, at a daily rate of compensation not in excess of that specified in the first sentence of this subsection." after second sentence and "President pro tempore emeritus," after "President pro tempore," in last sentence.
1998—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 105–275, §4(a), inserted after first sentence "The President pro tempore of the Senate is authorized to appoint and fix the compensation of one consultant, on a temporary or intermittent basis, at a daily rate of compensation not in excess of that specified in the first sentence of this subsection." and in penultimate sentence substituted "sections 8344 and 8468" for "section 8344".
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 105–275, §4(b), substituted "Any or all appointments under this section may be" for "The Majority Leader, and the Minority Leader, in appointing individuals to consultant positions under authority of this section, may appoint one such individual to such position".
1995—Pub. L. 104–2, which directed the general amendment of section 61h–6 of title 2, was executed by amending section 101 of Pub. L. 95–26, which is classified to section 61h–6 of title 2, to reflect the probable intent of Congress, in subsec. (a) striking out provisions regarding appointment of two consultants at daily rate of compensation by President pro tempore of Senate and increasing number of appointments by Majority Leader of Senate from two to four consultants at daily rate of compensation, and in subsec. (b) striking out provisions regarding appointment of one consultant at an annual rate of compensation by President pro tempore of Senate.
1991—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 102–90 which directed the insertion of "The Legislative Counsel of the Senate (subject to the approval of the President pro tempore) is authorized to appoint and fix the compensation of not more than 2 consultants, on a temporary or intermittent basis, at a daily rate of compensation not in excess of that specified in the first sentence of this section." immediately after the second sentence of this section and which directed the substitution of ", Secretary of the Senate, or Legislative Counsel of the Senate, as the case may be" for "and the Secretary of the Senate, respectively" in the last sentence of this section, was executed by making the insertion and the substitution for "and Secretary of the Senate, respectively", to reflect the probable intent of Congress.
1990—Pub. L. 101–302 designated existing provisions as subsec. (a) and added subsec. (b).
1988—Pub. L. 100–458 provided for appointment, compensation, and voucher approval of two consultants by President pro tempore of Senate and increased the number of appointments by Minority Leader of Senate from two to four individuals.
1977—Pub. L. 95–94 inserted two references to Secretary of Senate.

Effective Date of 2009 Amendment

Pub. L. 111–8, div. G, title I, §2(b), Mar. 11, 2009, 123 Stat. 815, provided that: "This section [amending this section] shall take effect on the date of enactment of this Act [Mar. 11, 2009] and shall apply to fiscal year 2009 and each fiscal year thereafter."
Effective Date of 2003 Amendment

Pub. L. 108–7, div. H, title I, §6(b), Feb. 20, 2003, 117 Stat. 350, provided that: "This section [amending this section] shall apply to fiscal year 2003 and each fiscal year thereafter."
Effective Date of 2001 Amendment

Pub. L. 107–68, title I, §101(b), Nov. 12, 2001, 115 Stat. 563, provided that: "This section [amending this section] shall apply with respect to fiscal year 2002 and each fiscal year thereafter."
Effective Date of 1998 Amendment

Pub. L. 105–275, title I, §4(c), Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2433, provided that: "This section [amending this section] is effective on and after the date of enactment of this Act [Oct. 21, 1998]."
Effective Date of 1990 Amendment

Pub. L. 101–302, title III, §314(b), May 25, 1990, 104 Stat. 246, provided that: "The amendments made by this section [amending this section] shall be effective in the case of appointments made after the date of enactment of this Act [May 25, 1990]."
Effective Date of 1977 Amendment

Pub. L. 95–94, title I, §110(b), Aug. 5, 1977, 91 Stat. 662, provided that: "The amendments made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall take effect on August 1, 1977."

Consultants

Pub. L. 110–161, div. H, title I, §8, Dec. 26, 2007, 121 Stat. 2222, provided that, with respect to fiscal year 2008, the first sentence of this section shall be applied by substituting "nine individual consultants" for "eight individual consultants".
Similar provisions were contained in the following prior appropriation acts:
Pub. L. 109–55, title I, §2, Aug. 2, 2005, 119 Stat. 568.
Pub. L. 108–447, div. G, title I, §2, Dec. 8, 2004, 118 Stat. 3169.
Pub. L. 108–83, title I, §6, Sept. 30, 2003, 117 Stat. 1013.

1 So in original. Probably should be "(c)".

§6502. Procurement of temporary help

(a) In general

(1) Subject to regulations that the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate may prescribe, the Secretary of the Senate and the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate may procure temporary help services from a private sector source that offers such services. Each procurement of services under this subsection shall be for no longer than 30 days.

(2) A person performing services procured under paragraph (1) shall not, during the period of the performance of the services, be an employee of the United States or be considered to be an employee of the United States for any purpose.

(b) Effective date

This section shall take effect on October 1, 2001, and shall apply in fiscal year 2002 and successive fiscal years.

(Pub. L. 107–68, title I, §109, Nov. 12, 2001, 115 Stat. 569.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 61f–10 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is from the Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 2002, which is title I of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2002.

§6503. Payments from Senate contingent fund

No payment shall be made from the contingent fund of the Senate unless sanctioned by the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate. Payments made upon vouchers or abstracts of disbursements of salaries approved by said Committee shall be deemed, held, and taken, and are declared to be conclusive upon all the departments and officers of the Government: Provided, That no payment shall be made from said contingent fund as additional salary or compensation to any officer or employee of the Senate.

(Oct. 2, 1888, ch. 1069, 25 Stat. 546; Aug. 2, 1946, ch. 753, title I, §102, 60 Stat. 814; Pub. L. 93–554, title I, Dec. 27, 1974, 88 Stat. 1776; Pub. L. 104–186, title I, §105(c), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1722.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 68 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is based on provisions of last par. on 25 Stat. 546, act of Oct. 2, 1888, ch. 1069, relating to payments from contingent fund of Senate. Provisions of that par. relating to payments from contingent fund of House of Representatives were classified to section 95 of this title prior to being struck out by Pub. L. 104–186.

Amendments

1974—Pub. L. 93–554 inserted provision relating to applicability to payments made upon abstracts of disbursements of salaries.
1946—Act Aug. 2, 1946, substituted "Committee on Rules and Administration" for "Committee to Audit and Control Contingent Expenses".

Effective Date of 1974 Amendment

Pub. L. 93–554, title I, Dec. 27, 1974, 88 Stat. 1776, provided in part that the amendment made by Pub. L. 93–554 is effective Jan. 1, 1975.
Effective Date of 1946 Amendment

Act Aug. 2, 1946, ch. 753, title I, §142, 60 Stat. 834, provided that the amendment made by that act is effective Jan. 2, 1947.

§6504. Committee on Rules and Administration; designation of employees to approve vouchers for payments from Senate contingent fund

The Committee on Rules and Administration may authorize its chairman to designate any employee or employees of such Committee to approve in his behalf, all vouchers making payments from the contingent fund of the Senate, such approval to be deemed and held to be approval by the Committee on Rules and Administration for all intents and purposes.

(Pub. L. 93–145, Nov. 1, 1973, 87 Stat. 529; Pub. L. 97–51, §126, Oct. 1, 1981, 95 Stat. 965; Pub. L. 98–473, title I, §123A(c), Oct. 12, 1984, 98 Stat. 1970.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 68–1 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Amendments

1984—Pub. L. 98–473 substituted "any employee or employees of such Committee" for "the committee Auditor and the committee Assistant Auditor".
1981—Pub. L. 97–51 substituted "the committee Auditor and the committee Assistant Auditor" for "one committee employee".

§6505. Appropriations for contingent expenses of Senate; restrictions

Appropriations made for contingent expenses of the Senate shall not be used for the payment of personal services except upon the express and specific authorization of the Senate in whose behalf such services are rendered. Nor shall such appropriations be used for any expenses not intimately and directly connected with the routine legislative business of the Senate, and the Government Accountability Office shall apply the provisions of this section in the settlement of the accounts of expenditures from said appropriations incurred for services or materials.

(Feb. 14, 1902, ch. 17, §1, 32 Stat. 26; June 10, 1921, ch. 18, title III, §304, 42 Stat. 24; Pub. L. 104–186, title II, §204(45), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1737; Pub. L. 108–271, §8(b), July 7, 2004, 118 Stat. 814.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 68–2 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section, and to section 671 of former Title 31, prior to the enactment of Title 31, Money and Finance, by Pub. L. 97–258, §1, Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 877.
Section is based on provisions of proviso on 32 Stat. 26, act of Feb. 14, 1902, ch. 17, the Urgent Deficiency Appropriation Act for the fiscal year 1902, as those provisions relate to appropriations for contingent expenses of Senate. Provisions of that proviso relating to appropriations for expenses of House of Representatives are classified to section 5506 of this title.

Amendments

1996—Pub. L. 104–186 amended provisions relating to appropriations for expenses of House. See Codification note above.

Transfer of Functions

"Government Accountability Office" substituted in text for "General Accounting Office" pursuant to section 8 of Pub. L. 108–271, set out as a note under section 702 of Title 31, Money and Finance, which redesignated the General Accounting Office and any references thereto as the Government Accountability Office. Previously, "General Accounting Office" substituted in text for "accounting officers of the Treasury" pursuant to act June 10, 1921, which transferred powers and duties of Comptroller, six auditors, and certain other employees of the Treasury to General Accounting Office. See section 701 et seq. of Title 31.

§6506. Separate accounts for "Secretary of the Senate" and for "Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate"; establishment within Senate contingent fund; inclusion of funds in existing accounts

(a) Effective October 1, 1983—

(1) there shall be, within the contingent fund of the Senate, a separate account for the "Secretary of the Senate", and a separate account for the "Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate";

(2) the account for "Automobiles and Maintenance", within the contingent fund of the Senate, is abolished, and funds for the purchase, lease, exchange, maintenance, and operation of vehicles for the Senate shall be included in the separate account, established by paragraph (1), for the "Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate"; and

(3) the account for "Postage Stamps", within the contingent fund of the Senate, is abolished; and funds for special delivery postage of the Office of the Secretary of the Senate shall be included in the separate account, established by paragraph (1), for the "Secretary of the Senate"; funds for special delivery postage of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate shall be included in the separate account, established by paragraph (1), for the "Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate"; and postage stamps for the Secretaries for the Majority and the Minority and other offices and officers of the Senate, as authorized by law, shall be included in the account for "Miscellaneous Items", within the contingent fund of the Senate.

(b) Any provision of law which was enacted, or any Senate resolution which was agreed to, prior to October 1, 1983, and which authorizes moneys in the contingent fund of the Senate to be expended by or for the use of the Secretary of the Senate, or his office (whether generally or from a specified account within such fund) may on and after October 1, 1983, be construed to authorize such moneys to be expended from the separate account, within such fund, established by subsection (a)(1) for the "Secretary of the Senate"; and any provision of law which was enacted prior to October 1, 1983, and which authorizes moneys in the contingent fund of the Senate to be expended by or for the use of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, or his office (whether generally or from a specified account within such fund) may on and after October 1, 1983, be construed to authorize such moneys to be expended from the separate account, within such fund, established by subsection (a)(1) for the "Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate".

(Pub. L. 98–51, title I, §103, July 14, 1983, 97 Stat. 266.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 68–3 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, 1984.

§6507. Insurance of office funds of Secretary of Senate and Sergeant at Arms; payment of premiums

The Secretary of the Senate and the Sergeant at Arms on and after June 27, 1956, are authorized and directed to protect the funds of their respective offices by purchasing insurance in an amount necessary to protect said funds against loss. Premiums on such insurance shall be paid out of the contingent fund of the Senate, upon vouchers approved by the chairman of the Committee on Rules and Administration.

(June 27, 1956, ch. 453, 70 Stat. 360.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 65a of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is from the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1957, act June 27, 1956.

Prior Provisions

Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in the following prior appropriation acts:
Aug. 5, 1955, ch. 568, 69 Stat. 504.
July 2, 1954, ch. 455, title I, 68 Stat. 400.
Aug. 1, 1953, ch. 304, title I, 67 Stat. 321.
July 9, 1952, ch. 598, 66 Stat. 467.
Oct. 11, 1951, ch. 485, 65 Stat. 392.
Sept. 6, 1950, ch. 896, Ch. II, 64 Stat. 597.
June 22, 1949, ch. 235, 63 Stat. 219.
June 14, 1948, ch. 467, 62 Stat. 425.

§6508. Transfers from appropriations account for expenses of Office of Secretary of Senate and Office of Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate

(a) The Secretary of the Senate is authorized, with the approval of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, to transfer, during any fiscal year (1) from the appropriations account, within the contingent fund of the Senate, for expenses of the Office of the Secretary of the Senate, such sums as he shall specify to the Senate appropriations account, appropriated under the headings "Salaries, Officers and Employees" and "Office of the Secretary", and (2) from the Senate appropriations account, appropriated under the headings "Salaries, Officers and Employees" and "Office of the Secretary" to the appropriations account, within the contingent fund of the Senate, for expenses of the Office of the Secretary of the Senate, such sums as he shall specify; and any funds so transferred shall be available in like manner and for the same purposes as are other funds in the account to which the funds are transferred.

(b) The Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate is authorized, with the approval of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, to transfer, during any fiscal year, from the appropriations account, within the contingent fund of the Senate, for expenses of the Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, such sums as he shall specify to the appropriations account, appropriated under the headings "Salaries, Officers and Employees" and "Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper"; and any funds so transferred shall be available in like manner and for the same purposes as are other funds in the account to which the funds are transferred.

(Pub. L. 100–458, title I, §3, Oct. 1, 1988, 102 Stat. 2161; Pub. L. 101–302, title III, §317, May 25, 1990, 104 Stat. 247.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 68–6 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is from the Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 1989, which is title I of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1989.

Amendments

1990—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 101–302 designated existing provisions as cl. (1) and added cl. (2).

Prior Provisions

Provisions similar to those in this section were contained in the following prior appropriation act:
Pub. L. 100–202, §101(i) [title I, §8], Dec. 22, 1987, 101 Stat. 1329–290, 1329-295.

§6509. Vouchering Senate office charges

(a) Senate support office charges

Charges for expenses of any office, the funds of which are disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate, may be vouchered by a Senate support office paying such expenses or to which such charges are owed for goods or services provided, if—

(1) such charges are paid on behalf of the office incurring such expenses by such Senate support office; or

(2) such charges are payable to such Senate support office for goods or services provided by such office to the office incurring such expenses.

(b) Payment charged to official funds

Payments under this section shall be charged to the official funds of the office on whose behalf the expenses were paid, or which received the goods or services for which payment is required.

(c) Certification

Any voucher submitted by a Senate support office pursuant to this section shall be accompanied by a certification from such office of the amount and that such purchases were of the nature that they could be charged to the official funds of the office on whose behalf charges were paid, or to which goods or services were provided.

(d) Regulations

Vouchers under this section shall be submitted and paid subject to such regulations as may be promulgated by the Committee on Rules and Administration.

(Pub. L. 103–69, title I, §1, Aug. 11, 1993, 107 Stat. 695.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 68–8 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is from the Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 1994, which is title I of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1994.

§6510. Materials, supplies, and fuel payments from Senate contingent fund

Payments from the contingent fund of the Senate for materials and supplies (including fuel) purchased on and after July 8, 1935, through the Administrator of General Services shall be made by check upon vouchers approved by the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate.

(July 8, 1935, ch. 374, 49 Stat. 463; Aug. 2, 1946, ch. 753, title I, §102, 60 Stat. 814; June 30, 1949, ch. 288, title I, §102(a), 63 Stat. 380.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 68a of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Amendments

1946—Act Aug. 2, 1946, substituted "Committee on Rules and Administration" for "Committee to Audit and Control Contingent Expenses".

Change of Name

Effective Jan. 1, 1947, Procurement Division of Treasury Department changed to Bureau of Federal Supply by former regulation §5.7 of subpart A of Part 5 of Title 41, Public Contracts, 11 F.R. 13638, issued by Secretary of the Treasury.
Bureau of Federal Supply and its functions and duties transferred to Administrator of General Services by act June 30, 1949.

Effective Date of 1946 Amendment

Act Aug. 2, 1946, ch. 753, title I, §142, 60 Stat. 834, provided that the amendment made by that act is effective Jan. 2, 1947.

§6511. Liquidation from appropriations of any unpaid obligations chargeable to rescinded unexpended balances of funds

If at the close of any fiscal year there is an unexpended balance of funds which were appropriated for such year (or for prior fiscal years) and which are subject to disbursement by the Secretary of the Senate for any purpose, then, if such unexpended balance is by law rescinded, any unpaid obligations chargeable to the balance so rescinded (or to appropriations for such purpose for prior years) shall be liquidated from any appropriations for the same general purpose, which, at the time of payment, are available for disbursement.

(Pub. L. 97–257, title I, §106, Sept. 10, 1982, 96 Stat. 849.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 68d of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is from the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1982.

§6512. Expense allowance for Secretary of Senate, Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate, and Secretaries for Senate Majority and Minority

(a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, there is hereby established an account, within the Senate, to be known as the "Expense Allowance for the Secretary of the Senate, Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate and Secretaries for the Majority and for the Minority, of the Senate" (hereinafter in this section referred to as the "Expense Allowance"). For each fiscal year (commencing with the fiscal year ending September 30, 1981) there shall be available from the Expense Allowance an expense allotment not to exceed $6,000 for each of the above specified officers. Amounts paid from the expense allotment of any such officer shall be paid to him only as reimbursement for actual expenses incurred by him and upon certification and documentation by him of such expenses. Amounts paid to any such officer pursuant to this section shall not be reported as income and shall not be allowed as a deduction under title 26.

(b) For the fiscal year ending September 30, 1981, and the succeeding fiscal year, the Secretary of the Senate shall transfer, for each such year, $8,000 to the Expense Allowance from "Miscellaneous Items" in the contingent fund of the Senate. For the fiscal year ending September 30, 1983, and for each fiscal year thereafter, there are authorized to be appropriated to the Expense Allowance such funds as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of subsection (a) of this section.

(Pub. L. 97–51, §119, Oct. 1, 1981, 95 Stat. 964; Pub. L. 98–63, title I, July 30, 1983, 97 Stat. 334; Pub. L. 99–514, §2, Oct. 22, 1986, 100 Stat. 2095; Pub. L. 108–83, title I, §5(a), Sept. 30, 2003, 117 Stat. 1013.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 65c of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Amendments

2003—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 108–83 substituted "$6,000" for "$3,000".
1986—Subsec. (a). 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—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 98–63, which directed that "$3,000" be substituted for "$2,000" in first sentence of subsec. (a), was executed by making the substitution in second sentence as the probable intent of Congress.

Effective Date of 2003 Amendment

Pub. L. 108–83, title I, §5(b), Sept. 30, 2003, 117 Stat. 1013, provided that: "The amendment made by this section [amending this section] shall apply with respect to fiscal year 2004, and each fiscal year thereafter."
Effective Date of 1983 Amendment

Pub. L. 98–63, title I, July 30, 1983, 97 Stat. 334, provided in part that the amendment made by Pub. L. 98–63 is effective for fiscal years beginning on or after Oct. 1, 1982.

§6513. Per diem and subsistence expenses from Senate contingent fund

No part of the appropriations made under the heading "Contingent Expenses of the Senate" on and after June 27, 1956 may be expended for per diem and subsistence expenses (as defined in section 5701 of title 5) at rates in excess of the rates prescribed by the Committee on Rules and Administration; except that (1) higher rates may be established by the Committee on Rules and Administration for travel beyond the limits of the continental United States, and (2) in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate, reimbursement for such expenses may be made on an actual expense basis of not to exceed the daily rate prescribed by the Committee on Rules and Administration in the case of travel within the continental limits of the United States. This section shall not apply with respect to per diem or actual travel expenses incurred by Senators and employees in the office of a Senator which are reimbursed under section 6314 of this title.

(June 27, 1956, ch. 453, 70 Stat. 360; Pub. L. 87–139, §7, Aug. 14, 1961, 75 Stat. 340; Pub. L. 91–114, §3, Nov. 10, 1969, 83 Stat. 190; Pub. L. 94–22, §8, May 19, 1975, 89 Stat. 86; Pub. L. 95–94, title I, §112(e), Aug. 5, 1977, 91 Stat. 664; Pub. L. 95–355, title I, §103, Sept. 8, 1978, 92 Stat. 533; Pub. L. 96–304, title I, §102(b), July 8, 1980, 94 Stat. 889.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 68b 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.

Amendments

1980—Pub. L. 96–304 substituted "prescribed by the Committee on Rules and Administration" for "in effect under section 5702 of title 5, for employees of agencies" in two places.
1978—Pub. L. 95–355 substituted provisions relating to applicability of rates under section 5702 of title 5, for employees of agencies, for provisions setting forth specific rates of $35 and $50 per day, respectively, for travel expenses.
1977—Pub. L. 95–94 inserted provisions relating to applicability to per diem or actual travel expenses incurred by a Senator or his employee reimbursed under section 58 of this title.
1975—Pub. L. 94–22 substituted "$35" and "$50" for "$25" and "$40", respectively.
1969—Pub. L. 91–114 increased maximum per diem rate from $16 to $25 and actual expense rate from $30 to $40.
1961—Pub. L. 87–139 increased maximum per diem rate from $12 to $16 and actual expense rate from $25 to $30.

Effective Date of 1977 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 95–94 effective Aug. 5, 1977, see section 112(f) of Pub. L. 95–94, set out as an Effective Date of 1977 Amendment note under section 6314 of this title.

§6514. Orientation seminars, etc., for new Senators, Senate officials, or members of staffs of Senators or Senate officials; payment of expenses

Effective July 1, 1979, there is authorized an expense allowance for the Office of the Secretary of the Senate and the Office of Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate which shall not exceed $30,000 each fiscal year for each such office. Payments made under this section shall be reimbursements only for actual expenses (including meals and food-related expenses) incurred in the course of conducting orientation seminars for Senators, Senate officials, or members of the staffs of Senators or Senate officials and other similar meetings, in the Capitol Building or the Senate Office Buildings. Such payments shall be made upon certification and documentation of such expenses by the Secretary and Sergeant at Arms, respectively, and shall be made out of the contingent fund of the Senate upon vouchers signed by the Secretary and the Sergeant at Arms, respectively. Amounts received as reimbursement of such expenses shall not be reported as income, and the expenses so reimbursed shall not be allowed as a deduction, under title 26.

(Pub. L. 96–38, title I, §107(a), July 25, 1979, 93 Stat. 112; Pub. L. 99–88, title I, §193, Aug. 15, 1985, 99 Stat. 349; Pub. L. 99–514, §2, Oct. 22, 1986, 100 Stat. 2095; Pub. L. 100–202, §101(i) [title I, §6], Dec. 22, 1987, 101 Stat. 1329–290, 1329-294; Pub. L. 102–392, title I, §3, Oct. 6, 1992, 106 Stat. 1706; Pub. L. 108–83, title I, §4, Sept. 30, 2003, 117 Stat. 1013; Pub. L. 110–161, div. H, title I, §6(a), Dec. 26, 2007, 121 Stat. 2222.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 69a of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is from the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1979.

Amendments

2007—Pub. L. 110–161 substituted "$30,000" for "$25,000" in first sentence.
2003—Pub. L. 108–83 substituted "$25,000" for "$10,000" in first sentence.
1992—Pub. L. 102–392 substituted "$10,000" for "$4,000".
1987—Pub. L. 100–202 substituted "$4,000" for "$2,000".
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.
1985—Pub. L. 99–88 substituted "Senators, Senate officials, or members of the staffs of Senators or Senate officials" for "Senators and members of their staffs,".

Effective Date of 2007 Amendment

Pub. L. 110–161, div. H, title I, §6(b), Dec. 26, 2007, 121 Stat. 2222, provided that: "The amendment made by this section [amending this section] shall apply with respect to fiscal year 2008 and each fiscal year thereafter."
Effective Date of 1987 Amendment

Pub. L. 100–202, §101(i) [title I, §6], Dec. 22, 1987, 101 Stat. 1329–290, 1329-294, provided that the amendment made by Pub. L. 100–202 is effective in the case of fiscal years beginning after Sept. 30, 1986.

§6515. Payment of fees for services of Attending Physician and for use of Senate health and fitness facilities

(a) Regulations

The Senate Committee on Rules and Administration shall promulgate regulations—

(1) pertaining to the services provided by the Attending Physician and the operation and use of the Senate health and fitness facilities; and

(2) requiring the payment of fees for services received from the Attending Physician and for the use of the Senate health and fitness facilities pursuant to such regulations.

(b) Withholding of fees from salary

The Secretary of the Senate is authorized to withhold fees from the salary of an individual authorized by such regulations to receive such services from the Attending Physician and to use the Senate health and fitness facilities.

(c) Deposit in General Fund

The Secretary of the Senate shall remit all fees required by subsection (a)(2) that are collected pursuant to subsection (b) or by direct payment to the General Fund of the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts unless otherwise provided by law.

(d) Effective date

The provision 1 of this section shall take effect on April 9, 1992.

(Pub. L. 102–392, title III, §314, Oct. 6, 1992, 106 Stat. 1723.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 121e of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is from the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1993.

1 So in original. Probably should be "provisions".

§6516. Sale of waste paper and condemned furniture

It shall be the duty of the Secretary and Sergeant at Arms of the Senate to cause to be sold all waste paper and useless documents and condemned furniture that may accumulate, in their respective departments or offices, under the direction of the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate and cover the proceeds thereof into the Treasury.

(Aug. 7, 1882, ch. 433, §1, 22 Stat. 337; May 29, 1928, ch. 901, §1(122), 45 Stat. 995; Pub. L. 104–186, title II, §204(62), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1739.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 117 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Amendments

1996—Pub. L. 104–186 struck out "Clerk and Doorkeeper of the House of Representatives and the" before "Secretary and" and substituted "direction of the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate and cover" for "direction of the Committee on Accounts of their respective houses and cover".

Report on Sales Discontinued

Act May 29, 1928, ch. 901, §1(122), 45 Stat. 995, provided for the discontinuance of reports on waste paper, etc., as follows: "122. Reports by the Clerk and Doorkeeper of the House and the Secretary and Sergeant at Arms of the Senate of the sales of waste paper and useless documents and condemned furniture, and so forth."

§6517. Receipts from sale of used or surplus furniture and furnishings of Senate

On and after October 1, 1982, receipts from the sale of used or surplus furniture and furnishings shall be deposited in the United States Treasury for credit to the appropriation for "Senate Office Buildings" under the heading "Architect of the Capitol."

(Pub. L. 97–276, §101(e), Oct. 2, 1982, 96 Stat. 1189.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 117b–1 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section, and to section 170a of former Title 40, prior to the enactment of Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works, by Pub. L. 107–217, §1, Aug. 21, 2002, 116 Stat. 1062.
Section is based on title I (2d proviso under "Senate Office Buildings") of S. 2939, as reported Sept. 22, 1982, which was enacted into law by Pub. L. 97–276.

§6518. Workers compensation payments

(a) In general

Available balances of expired appropriations which are subject to disbursement by the Secretary of the Senate shall be available to the Secretary of the Senate to make the deposit to the credit of the Employees' Compensation Fund required by section 8147(b) of title 5.

(b) Effective date

This section shall apply with respect to appropriations for fiscal year 2014, and each fiscal year thereafter.

(Pub. L. 113–76, div. I, title I, §1, Jan. 17, 2014, 128 Stat. 420.)

SUBCHAPTER II—SECRETARY OF THE SENATE

Part A—Organization and Personnel

§6531. Compensation of Secretary of Senate

The Secretary of the Senate shall be paid at an annual rate of compensation of $40,000.

(Pub. L. 88–426, title II, §203(g), Aug. 14, 1964, 78 Stat. 415; Pub. L. 93–371, §4, Aug. 13, 1974, 88 Stat. 429; Pub. L. 94–59, title I, §105, July 25, 1975, 89 Stat. 275.)

Codification

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

Amendments

1975—Pub. L. 94–59 substituted "an annual rate of compensation of $40,000" for "a rate of $38,760 per annum".
1974—Pub. L. 93–371 increased the annual rate of compensation from $27,500 to $38,760.

Effective Date of 1975 Amendment

Pub. L. 94–59, title I, §105, July 25, 1975, 89 Stat. 275, provided that the increase in the Secretary's rate of compensation to $40,000 is effective July 1, 1975.
Effective Date of 1974 Amendment

Pub. L. 93–371, §4, Aug. 13, 1974, 88 Stat. 429, provided in part that: "This paragraph [referred to here as section 4 of Pub. L. 93–371, see Tables for classification] is effective July 1, 1974."

Effective Date

Section effective first day of first pay period which begins on or after July 1, 1964, except to the extent provided in section 501(c) of Pub. L. 88–426, see section 501 of Pub. L. 88–426.

1974 Adjustment in Compensation Not To Supersede Adjustments in Compensation or Limitations by President Pro Tempore of the Senate

Pub. L. 93–371, §4, Aug. 13, 1974, 88 Stat. 429, eff. July 1, 1974, provided in part that: "This paragraph does not supersede (1) any provision of an order of the President pro tempore of the Senate authorizing a higher rate of compensation, and (2) any authority of the President pro tempore to adjust rates of compensation or limitations referred to in this paragraph under section 4 of the Federal Pay Comparability Act of 1970 [2 U.S.C. 4571]."
Increases in Compensation

Increases in compensation of Secretary of Senate under authority of Federal Salary Act of 1967 (Pub. L. 90–206) and Federal Pay Comparability Act of 1970 (Pub. L. 91–656), see section 4571 of this title, and Salary Directives of President pro tempore of the Senate, set out as notes under that section.

§6532. Death, resignation, or disability of Secretary and Assistant Secretary of Senate; Financial Clerk deemed successor as disbursing officer

For any period during which both the Secretary and the Assistant Secretary of the Senate are unable (because of death, resignation, or disability) to discharge such Secretary's duties as disbursing officer of the Senate, the Financial Clerk of the Senate shall be deemed to be the successor of such Secretary as disbursing officer.

(Mar. 3, 1926, ch. 44, §1, 44 Stat. 162; Pub. L. 91–105, §2, Oct. 31, 1969, 83 Stat. 169; Pub. L. 91–382, Aug. 18, 1970, 84 Stat. 810; Pub. L. 92–310, title II, §220(g), June 6, 1972, 86 Stat. 204; Pub. L. 98–367, title I, §2(a), July 17, 1984, 98 Stat. 474.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 64a of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Amendments

1984—Pub. L. 98–367 substituted "For any period during which both the Secretary and the Assistant Secretary of the Senate are unable (because of death, resignation, or disability) to discharge such Secretary's duties as disbursing officer of the Senate, the Financial Clerk of the Senate shall be deemed to be the successor of such Secretary as disbursing officer" for "In the event of the death, resignation, or disability of the Secretary of the Senate, the Financial Clerk of the Senate shall be deemed his successor as a disbursing officer and he shall serve as such disbursing officer until the end of the quarterly period during which a new Secretary shall have been elected and qualified, or such disability shall have been ended".
1972—Pub. L. 92–310 struck out provisions which related to the bond of the Financial Clerk.
1970—Pub. L. 91–382 substituted "Financial Clerk" for "Comptroller".
1969—Pub. L. 91–105 substituted the Comptroller of the Senate for the Financial Clerk of the Senate as the successor of the Secretary of the Senate in the event of the death, resignation, or disability of the Secretary.

Effective Date of 1970 Amendment

Pub. L. 91–382 provided that the amendment made by Pub. L. 91–382 is effective Aug. 1, 1970.

Certification of Disability

Secretary of the Senate to be considered as disabled for purposes of this section only during such period of time as the Majority and Minority Leaders and the President pro tempore of the Senate certify jointly to the Senate that he is unable to perform his duties, see section 6533 of this title.

§6533. Death, resignation, or disability of Secretary of Senate; Assistant Secretary of Senate to act as Secretary; written designation of absent status

In the event of the death, resignation, or disability of the Secretary of the Senate, the Assistant Secretary of the Senate shall act as Secretary in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of that office in all matters until such time as a new Secretary shall have been elected and qualified or such disability shall have been ended. For purposes of this section and section 6532 of this title, the Secretary of the Senate shall be considered as disabled only during such period of time as the Majority and Minority Leaders and the President pro tempore of the Senate certify jointly to the Senate that the Secretary is unable to perform his duties. In the event that the Secretary of the Senate is absent or is to be absent for reasons other than disability (as provided in this paragraph), and makes a written designation that he is or will be so absent, the Assistant Secretary shall act during such absence as the Secretary in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of the office in all matters. The designation may be revoked in writing at any time by the Secretary, and is revoked whenever the Secretary making the designation dies, resigns, or is considered disabled in accordance with this paragraph.

(Pub. L. 92–184, ch. IV, Dec. 15, 1971, 85 Stat. 635; Pub. L. 93–371, §1, Aug. 13, 1974, 88 Stat. 427; Pub. L. 98–367, title I, §2(b), July 17, 1984, 98 Stat. 474.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 64b of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Amendments

1984—Pub. L. 98–367 struck out provisions relating to exception for duties of the Secretary as disbursing officer of the Senate.
1974—Pub. L. 93–371 inserted provisions relating to the absence of Secretary of Senate for reasons other than disability and the written designation of such absent status.

§6534. Compensation of Assistant Secretary of Senate

The Assistant Secretary of the Senate may be paid at a maximum annual rate of compensation not to exceed $39,000.

(Pub. L. 91–145, Dec. 12, 1969, 83 Stat. 340; Pub. L. 93–371, §4, Aug. 13, 1974, 88 Stat. 429; Pub. L. 94–59, title I, §105, July 25, 1975, 89 Stat. 275.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 61a–3 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Amendments

1975—Pub. L. 94–59 substituted "$39,000" for "$37,620", effective July 1, 1975.
1974—Pub. L. 93–371 substituted provision setting maximum annual rate of compensation of Assistant Secretary at not to exceed $37,620, for provisions authorizing Secretary of Senate to fix the compensation of Assistant Secretary at not to exceed $11,826 per annum, effective July 1, 1974.

Change of Name

Assistant Secretary of the Senate deemed successor in references to Chief Clerk of Senate in all laws, rules, resolutions, and orders, effective July 1, 1971, under provisions of Pub. L. 92–51, July 9, 1971, 85 Stat. 125.

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 the 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 of Assistant Secretary of the Senate under authority of Federal Salary Act of 1967 (Pub. L. 90–206) and Federal Pay Comparability Act of 1970 (Pub. L. 91–656), see section 4571 of this title, and Salary Directives of President pro tempore of the Senate, set out as notes under that section.

§6535. Compensation of Parliamentarian of Senate

The Parliamentarian of the Senate may be paid at a maximum annual rate of compensation not to exceed $39,000.

(Aug. 5, 1955, ch. 568, 69 Stat. 499; June 27, 1956, ch. 453, 70 Stat. 356; Pub. L. 93–371, §4, Aug. 13, 1974, 88 Stat. 429; Pub. L. 94–59, title I, §105, July 25, 1975, 89 Stat. 275.)

Codification

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

Amendments

1975—Pub. L. 94–59 substituted "$39,000" for "$37,620", effective July 1, 1975.
1974—Pub. L. 93–371 substituted provisions authorizing a maximum annual rate of compensation not to exceed $37,620 for Parliamentarian, for provisions authorizing a gross annual compensation of $15,500 for Parliamentarian and $7,620 for Assistant Parliamentarian, effective July 1, 1974.
1956—Act June 27, 1956, increased compensation of Parliamentarian of Senate from $8,820 basic annual compensation to $15,500 gross annual compensation, and basic annual compensation of Assistant Parliamentarian of Senate from $7,260 to $7,620, effective July 1, 1956.

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 the 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 Salary Act of 1967 (Pub. L. 90–206) and Federal Pay Comparability Act of 1970 (Pub. L. 91–656), see section 4571 of this title, and Salary Directives of President pro tempore of the Senate set out as notes under that section.
Secretary of Senate To Fix Compensation of Assistant Parliamentarian

Pub. L. 86–213, Sept. 1, 1959, 73 Stat. 443, authorized Secretary of Senate to fix compensation of Assistant Parliamentarian, on and after Sept. 1, 1959, at not to exceed $7,620 basic per annum. See section 6539 of this title.

§6536. Compensation of Financial Clerk of Senate

The Financial Clerk of the Senate may be paid at a maximum annual rate of compensation not to exceed $39,000.

(Pub. L. 93–371, §4, Aug. 13, 1974, 88 Stat. 429; Pub. L. 94–59, title I, §105, July 25, 1975, 89 Stat. 275.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 64a–1 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Amendments

1975—Pub. L. 94–59 substituted "$39,000" for "$37,620", 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.

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 the 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.

§6537. Compensation of Assistants to Majority and Minority in Office of Secretary of Senate

The Assistant to the Majority of the Senate and the Assistant to the Minority of the Senate in the Office of the Secretary of the Senate may each be paid a maximum annual rate of compensation not to exceed $36,500.

(Pub. L. 94–59, title I, §105, July 25, 1975, 89 Stat. 275.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 61c–2 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Prior Provisions

Pub. L. 89–90, July 27, 1965, 79 Stat. 266, prescribed basic compensation of assistants to Majority and Minority at not more than $8,160 per annum each effective July 1, 1965.
Act May 19, 1956, ch. 313, Ch. XII, 70 Stat. 175, provided that basic compensation of assistant to majority and assistant to minority may be fixed by majority and minority leaders, respectively, at a rate not to exceed $8,820 per annum.

Effective Date

Pub. L. 94–59, title I, §105, July 25, 1975, 89 Stat. 275, provided that this section is effective July 1, 1975.

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 the President pro tempore of the Senate, set out as notes under section 4571 of this title.

§6538. Employment of additional administrative assistants

The Secretary of the Senate is authorized to employ such administrative assistants as may be necessary in order to carry out the provisions of this Act under the jurisdiction of the Secretary.

(Aug. 2, 1946, ch. 753, title II, §244, 60 Stat. 839; Pub. L. 104–186, title II, §204(18), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1732.)

References in Text

This Act, referred to in text, means act Aug. 2, 1946, ch. 753, 60 Stat. 812, known as the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 74b of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Amendments

1996—Pub. L. 104–186 substituted "is" for "and the Clerk of the House are" and "the jurisdiction of the Secretary" for "their respective jurisdictions".

Effective Date

Section effective Aug. 2, 1946, see section 245 of act Aug. 2, 1946, set out as a note under section 4301 of this title.

§6539. Abolition of statutory positions in Office of Secretary of Senate; Secretary's authority to establish and fix compensation for positions

Effective October 1, 1981, all statutory positions in the Office of the Secretary (other than the positions of the Secretary of the Senate, Assistant Secretary of the Senate, Parliamentarian, Financial Clerk, and Director of the Office of Classified National Security Information) are abolished, and in lieu of the positions hereby abolished the Secretary of the Senate is authorized to establish such number of positions as he deems appropriate and appoint and fix the compensation of employees to fill the positions so established; except that the annual rate of compensation payable to any employee appointed to fill any position established by the Secretary of the Senate shall not, for any period of time, be in excess of $1,000 less than the annual rate of compensation of the Secretary of the Senate for that period of time; and except that nothing in this section shall be construed to affect any position authorized by statute, if the compensation for such position is to be paid from the contingent fund of the Senate.

(Pub. L. 97–51, §114, Oct. 1, 1981, 95 Stat. 963.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 61a–11 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

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.

§6540. Adjustment of rate of compensation by Secretary of Senate

Any specific rate of compensation established by law, as such rate has been increased or may hereafter be increased by or pursuant to law, for any position under the jurisdiction of the Secretary shall be considered as the maximum rate of compensation for that position, and the Secretary is authorized to adjust the rate of compensation of an individual occupying any such position to a rate not exceeding such maximum rate.

(Pub. L. 91–382, Aug. 18, 1970, 84 Stat. 808.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 61c–1 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

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 section 4571 of this title, and Salary Directives of President pro tempore of the Senate, set out as notes under that section.

§6541. Professional archivist; Secretary's authority to obtain services from General Services Administration

For each fiscal year (beginning with the fiscal year which ends September 30, 1982), the Secretary of the Senate is authorized to expend from the contingent fund of the Senate such amount as may be necessary to enable the Secretary to obtain from the General Services Administration the services of a professional archivist. Such services shall be obtained on a reimbursable basis and shall not be obtained except with the consent of the General Services Administration and the Committee on Rules and Administration.

(Pub. L. 97–92, title I, §125, Dec. 15, 1981, 95 Stat. 1198.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 61b–3 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Reimbursement of Archivist of the United States for Expenditures for Project To Provide for Preservation of Records of Continuing Value of Senate; Payment, etc., of Amounts

Pub. L. 97–257, title I, §107, Sept. 10, 1982, 96 Stat. 850, provided that: "For the fiscal year ending September 30, 1982, and for each of the next three succeeding fiscal years, the Secretary of the Senate is authorized to pay to the General Services Administration such amounts as may be necessary to reimburse the Archivist of the United States for expenditures made to conduct a project to provide for the proper preservation of the Senate's records of continuing value, which expenditures cannot be defrayed from funds otherwise available for such purpose. The aggregate of the sums paid to the General Services Administration under this section shall not exceed $300,000. Amounts paid under this section shall be paid from the contingent fund of the Senate on vouchers approved by the Secretary of the Senate."

§6542. Employees of Senate Disbursing Office; designation by Secretary of Senate to administer oaths and affirmations

The Secretary of the Senate is on and after November 1, 1973, authorized to designate, in writing, employees of the Disbursing Office of the Senate to administer oaths and affirmations, with respect to matters relating to that Office, authorized or required by law or rules or orders of the Senate (including the oath of office required by section 3331 of title 5). During any period in which he is so designated, any such employee may administer such oaths and affirmations.

(Pub. L. 93–145, Nov. 1, 1973, 87 Stat. 532.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 64–1 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

§6543. Designation of reporters

The reporters of debates in the office of the Secretary of the Senate are hereby designated the official reporters of debates of the Senate.

(Pub. L. 89–545, Aug. 27, 1966, 80 Stat. 354.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 126–2 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

§6544. Substitute reporters of debates and expert transcribers; temporary reporters of debates and expert transcribers; payments from Senate contingent fund

The Secretary of the Senate is on and after June 5, 1981, authorized to employ, by contract or otherwise, substitute reporters of debates and expert transcribers at daily rates of compensation, or temporary reporters of debates and expert transcribers at annual rates of compensation; no temporary reporters of debates or expert transcribers may be employed under authority of this provision for more than ninety days in any fiscal year; and payments made under authority of this section shall be made from the contingent fund of the Senate upon vouchers approved by the Secretary of the Senate.

(Pub. L. 89–90, July 27, 1965, 79 Stat. 266; Pub. L. 97–12, title I, §105, June 5, 1981, 95 Stat. 61.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 126b of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
"On and after June 5, 1981" substituted in text for "hereafter", which probably meant after the date of enactment of Pub. L. 97–12 rather than the date of enactment of Pub. L. 89–90.

Amendments

1981—Pub. L. 97–12 amended section generally, substituting "authorized to employ, by contract or otherwise, substitute reporters of debates and expert transcribers at daily rates of compensation, or temporary reporters of debates and expert transcribers at annual rates of compensation; no temporary reporters of debates or expert transcribers may be employed under authority of this provision for more than ninety days in any fiscal year; and payments made under authority of this section shall be made from the contingent fund of the Senate upon vouchers approved by the Secretary of the Senate" for "authorized to obtain by contract or otherwise, emergency reporters and transcribers as may be necessary, payments therefor to be made form the contingent fund of the Senate".

Part B—General Powers and Duties

§6561. Advance payments by Secretary of Senate

(a) Authorization

For fiscal year 1998, and each fiscal year thereafter, the Secretary of the Senate is authorized to make advance payments under a contract or other agreement to provide a service or deliver an article for the United States Government without regard to the provisions of section 3324 of title 31.

(b) Regulations

An advance payment authorized by subsection (a) shall be made in accordance with regulations issued by the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate.

(c) Effective date

The authority granted by subsection (a) shall not take effect until regulations are issued pursuant to subsection (b).

(Pub. L. 105–55, title I, §1, Oct. 7, 1997, 111 Stat. 1179.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 68e 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.

§6562. Transfers of funds by Secretary of Senate; approval of Committee on Appropriations

During any fiscal year (commencing with the fiscal year beginning October 1, 1982) the Secretary of the Senate is authorized to make such transfers between appropriations of funds available for disbursement by him during such year, subject to the approval of the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate.

(Pub. L. 97–276, §101(e), Oct. 2, 1982, 96 Stat. 1189.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 64–2 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is based on section 104 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.

Transfer of Funds by Secretary of Senate

Provisions authorizing Secretary of Senate, as Disbursing Officer of Senate, to make such transfers between appropriations of funds available for disbursement by him for specific fiscal years, as he deems appropriate, subject to customary reprograming procedures of Senate Committee on Appropriations were contained in the following appropriation acts:
Pub. L. 97–51, §113, Oct. 1, 1981, 95 Stat. 963.
Pub. L. 97–12, title I, §107, June 5, 1981, 95 Stat. 62.

§6563. Payment of certain expenses

(a) In general

Subject to the approval of the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate, if in any fiscal year amounts in any appropriations account under the heading "SENATE" under the heading "LEGISLATIVE BRANCH" are available for more than 1 fiscal year, the Secretary of the Senate may establish procedures for the payment of expenses with respect to that account from any amounts available for that fiscal year.

(b) Effective date

This section shall apply to fiscal year 2012 and each fiscal year thereafter.

(Pub. L. 112–74, div. G, title I, §1, Dec. 23, 2011, 125 Stat. 1118.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 68f of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is from the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2012, which is div. G of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2012.

§6564. Travel expenses of Secretary of Senate; advancement of travel funds to designated employees

For the purpose of carrying out his duties, the Secretary of the Senate is authorized to incur official travel expenses. The Secretary of the Senate is authorized to advance, in his discretion, to any designated employee under his jurisdiction, such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding $1,000, to defray official travel expenses in assisting the Secretary in carrying out his duties. Any such employee shall, as soon as practicable, furnish to the Secretary a detailed voucher for such expenses incurred and make settlement with respect to any amount so advanced. Payments to carry out the provisions of this section shall be made from funds included in the appropriation "Miscellaneous Items" under the heading "Contingent Expenses of the Senate" upon vouchers approved by the Secretary of the Senate.

(Pub. L. 94–59, title I, §101, July 25, 1975, 89 Stat. 273; Pub. L. 95–94, title I, §106, Aug. 5, 1977, 91 Stat. 661; Pub. L. 95–355, title I, §101, Sept. 8, 1978, 92 Stat. 533; Pub. L. 97–12, title I, §102, June 5, 1981, 95 Stat. 61; Pub. L. 98–367, title I, §1, July 17, 1984, 98 Stat. 474.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 61a–9a of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Amendments

1984—Pub. L. 98–367 struck out provision that travel expenses could not exceed $10,000 during any fiscal year.
1981—Pub. L. 97–12 substituted "$10,000" for "$7,500".
1978—Pub. L. 95–355 substituted "$7,500" for "$5,500".
1977—Pub. L. 95–94 substituted "$5,500" for "$5,000".

Effective Date of 1984 Amendment

Pub. L. 98–367, title I, §1, July 17, 1984, 98 Stat. 474, provided that the amendment made by section 1 is effective with respect to fiscal years beginning on or after Oct. 1, 1983.
Effective Date of 1981 Amendment

Pub. L. 97–12, title I, §102, June 5, 1981, 95 Stat. 61, provided that the amendment made by section 102 is effective with respect to fiscal years beginning on or after Oct. 1, 1980.
Effective Date of 1978 Amendment

Pub. L. 95–355, title I, §101, Sept. 8, 1978, 92 Stat. 533, provided that the amendment made by section 101 is effective with the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 1978.
Effective Date of 1977 Amendment

Pub. L. 95–94, title I, §106, Aug. 5, 1977, 91 Stat. 661, provided that the amendment made by section 106 is effective Oct. 1, 1977.

§6565. Advancement by Secretary of Senate of travel funds to employees under his jurisdiction for Federal Election Campaign Act travel expenses

The Secretary of the Senate is hereafter authorized to advance, in his discretion, to any designated employee under his jurisdiction, such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding $1,500, to defray official travel expenses in assisting the Secretary in carrying out his duties under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 [52 U.S.C. 30101 et seq.]. Any such employee shall, as soon as practicable, furnish to the Secretary a detailed voucher for such expenses incurred and make settlement with respect to any amount so advanced.

(Pub. L. 92–607, ch. V, §504, Oct. 31, 1972, 86 Stat. 1505.)

References in Text

The Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, referred to in text, is Pub. L. 92–225, Feb. 7, 1972, 86 Stat. 3, which is classified principally to chapter 301 (§30101 et seq.) of Title 52, Voting and Elections. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 61a–9 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

§6566. Authority to procure technical support and other services and incur travel expenses; payment of such expenses

For the purpose of carrying out his duties under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 [52 U.S.C. 30101 et seq.], the Secretary of the Senate is authorized, from and after July 1, 1972, (1) to procure technical support services, (2) to procure the temporary or intermittent services of individual technicians, experts, or consultants, or organizations thereof, in the same manner and under the same conditions, to the extent applicable, as a standing committee of the Senate may procure such services under section 4301(i) of this title, (3) with the prior consent of the Government department or agency concerned and the Committee on Rules and Administration, to use on a reimbursable basis the services of personnel of any such department or agency, and (4) to incur official travel expenses. Payments to carry out the provisions of this paragraph shall be made from funds included in the appropriation "Miscellaneous Items" under the heading "Contingent Expenses of the Senate" upon vouchers approved by the Secretary of the Senate. All sums received by the Secretary under authority of the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971 shall be covered into the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts.

(Pub. L. 92–342, §101, July 10, 1972, 86 Stat. 435.)

References in Text

The Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971, referred to in text, is Pub. L. 92–225, Feb. 7, 1972, 86 Stat. 3, which is classified principally to chapter 301 (§30101 et seq.) of Title 52, Voting and Elections. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 442 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section was enacted as part of Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1973.

§6567. Funds for Secretary of Senate to assist in proper discharge within United States of responsibilities to foreign parliamentary groups or other foreign officials

(a) In general

On and after July 11, 1987, the Secretary of the Senate is authorized to use any available funds (but not in excess of $50,000 for any fiscal year), out of the appropriation account (within the Contingent Fund of the Senate) for the Secretary of the Senate, to assist him in the proper discharge, within the United States, of his appropriate responsibilities to members of foreign parliamentary groups or other foreign officials.

(b) Effective date

The provisions of subsection (a) shall be effective in the case of expenditures for fiscal years ending after September 30, 1986.

(c) Transfer of funds

Upon the written request of the Secretary of the Senate, and upon notification to the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate, there shall be transferred any amount of funds available under subsection (a) specified in the request, but not to exceed $10,000 in any fiscal year, from the appropriation account (within the contingent fund of the Senate) for expenses of the Office of the Secretary of the Senate to the appropriation account for the expense allowance of the Secretary of the Senate. Any funds so transferred shall be available in like manner and for the same purposes as are other funds in the account to which the funds are transferred.

(Pub. L. 100–71, title I, §2, July 11, 1987, 101 Stat. 423; Pub. L. 102–90, title I, §4, Aug. 14, 1991, 105 Stat. 450; Pub. L. 105–18, title II, §7003(a), June 12, 1997, 111 Stat. 192; Pub. L. 108–447, div. G, title I, §6, Dec. 8, 2004, 118 Stat. 3170.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 65f of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is from the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1987.

Amendments

2004—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 108–447 substituted "and upon notification to" for "with the approval of" in first sentence.
1997—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 105–18 added subsec. (c).
1991—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 102–90 substituted "On and after July 11, 1987, the Secretary of the Senate is authorized" for "The Secretary of the Senate is authorized" and "$50,000" for "$25,000".

Effective Date of 1997 Amendment

Pub. L. 105–18, title II, §7003(b), June 12, 1997, 111 Stat. 192, provided that: "The amendment made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall be effective with respect to appropriations for fiscal years beginning on or after October 1, 1996."

§6568. Banking and financial transactions of Secretary of Senate

(a) Reimbursement of banks for costs of clearing items for Senate

The Secretary of the Senate is authorized to reimburse any bank which clears items for the United States Senate for the costs incurred therein. Such reimbursements shall be made from the contingent fund of the Senate.

(b) Check cashing regulations for Disbursing Office of Senate

The Secretary of the Senate is authorized to prescribe such regulations as he deems necessary to govern the cashing of personal checks by the Disbursing Office of the Senate.

(c) Amounts withheld from disbursements for employee indebtedness

Whenever an employee whose compensation is disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate becomes indebted to the Senate and such employee fails to pay such indebtedness, the Secretary of the Senate is authorized to withhold the amount of the indebtedness from any amount which is disbursed by him and which is due to, or on behalf of, such employee. Whenever an amount is withheld under this section, the appropriate account shall be credited in an amount equal to the amount so withheld.

(Pub. L. 94–440, title I, §104, Oct. 1, 1976, 90 Stat. 1443.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 60c–2a of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is from the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1977.

§§6569 to 6571. Repealed. Pub. L. 113–235, div. H, title I, §1(a), Dec. 16, 2014, 128 Stat. 2525

Section 6569, R.S. §§65, 66; Feb. 18, 1875, ch. 80, §1, 18 Stat. 316; Pub. L. 104–186, title II, §204(55), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1738, related to advertisements for Senate stationery.
Section 6570, R.S. §67; Feb. 18, 1875, ch. 80, §1, 18 Stat. 316, related to opening bids for stationery and awarding contracts.
Section 6571, R.S. §68; Pub. L. 104–186, title II, §204(56), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1738, related to contracts for separate parts of Senate stationery.

§6572. Purchases of stationery and materials for folding

Purchases of stationery and materials for folding shall be made in accordance with section 4104 of this title.
All contracts and bonds for purchases made under the authority of this section shall be filed with the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate.

(Mar. 3, 1887, ch. 392, §1, 24 Stat. 596; Aug. 2, 1946, ch. 753, title I, §102, 60 Stat. 814; Pub. L. 104–186, title II, §204(58), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1738; Pub. L. 113–235, div. H, title I, §1(b), Dec. 16, 2014, 128 Stat. 2525.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 112 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Amendments

2014—Pub. L. 113–235 substituted "section 4104 of this title" for "sections 4104 and 6569 to 6571 of this title".
1996—Pub. L. 104–186 struck out "or the Committee on Accounts of the House of Representatives respectively" before period at end.
1946—Act Aug. 2, 1946, substituted "Committee on Rules and Administration" for "Committee to Audit and Control the Contingent Expenses".

Effective Date of 1946 Amendment

Act Aug. 2, 1946, ch. 753, title I, §142, 60 Stat. 834, provided that the amendment made by that act is effective Jan. 2, 1947.

§6573. Senate revolving fund for stationery allowances; availability of unexpended balances; withdrawals

There is established within the Contingent Fund of the Senate a revolving fund which shall consist of (1) the unexpended balance of the appropriation "Contingent Expenses, Senate, Stationery, fiscal year 1957", (2) any amounts hereafter appropriated for stationery allowances of the President of the Senate, and for stationery for use of officers of the Senate and the Conference of the Majority and the Conference of the Minority of the Senate, and (3) any undeposited amounts heretofore received, and any amounts hereafter received as proceeds of sales by the stationery room of the Senate. Any moneys in the fund shall be available until expended for use in the same manner and for the same purposes as funds heretofore appropriated to the Contingent Fund of the Senate for stationery, except that (1) the balance of any amount appropriated for stationery for use of committees and officers of the Senate which remains unexpended at the end of any fiscal year and (2) allowances which are not available for obligation due to vacancies or waiver of entitlement thereto, shall be withdrawn from the revolving fund. Disbursements from the fund shall be made upon vouchers approved by the Secretary of the Senate, or his designee.

(Pub. L. 85–58, ch. XI, June 21, 1957, 71 Stat. 188; Pub. L. 92–607, ch. V, §506(l), formerly §506(i), Oct. 31, 1972, 86 Stat. 1508, renumbered §506(j), Pub. L. 95–391, title I, §108(a), Sept. 30, 1978, 92 Stat. 773, renumbered §506(k) and amended Pub. L. 96–304, title I, §§101, 112(b)(3), July 8, 1980, 94 Stat. 889, 892, renumbered §506(l), Pub. L. 97–276, §101(e), Oct. 2, 1982, 96 Stat. 1189; Pub. L. 105–55, title I, §7, Oct. 7, 1997, 111 Stat. 1181.)

Codification

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

Amendments

1997—Pub. L. 105–55, which directed the amendment of section 1101 of Pub. L. 85–58 by inserting at end "Disbursements from the fund shall be made upon vouchers approved by the Secretary of the Senate, or his designee.", was executed by making the insertion at the end of this section which is second par. under heading "contingent expenses of the senate" to reflect the probable intent of Congress.
1980—Pub. L. 96–304, §112(b)(3), substituted in cl. (2), "officers of the Senate and the Conference of the Majority and the Conference of the Minority of the Senate" for "committees and officers of the Senate".
1972—Pub. L. 92–607 struck out "and of Senators" after "the President of the Senate".

Effective Date of 1980 Amendment

Pub. L. 96–304, title I, §112(b), July 8, 1980, 94 Stat. 892, provided that the amendment made by section 112(b)(3) of Pub. L. 96–304 is effective as of the close of Feb. 28, 1981.
Effective Date of 1972 Amendment

Pub. L. 92–607, ch. V, §506(l), formerly §506(i), Oct. 31, 1972, 86 Stat. 1508, renumbered §506(j) by Pub. L. 95–391, title I, §108(a), Sept. 30, 1978, 92 Stat. 773, renumbered §506(k) by Pub. L. 96–304, title I, §101, July 8, 1980, 94 Stat. 889, and renumbered §506(l) by Pub. L. 97–276, §101(e), Oct. 2, 1982, 96 Stat. 1189, provided that the amendment made by section 506(l) is effective Jan. 1, 1973.

Transfer of Moneys to Fund by Secretary of the Senate

Pub. L. 101–163, title I, §6, Nov. 21, 1989, 103 Stat. 1045, provided that: "On and after the date this Act becomes law [Nov. 21, 1989], the Secretary of the Senate, subject to the approval of the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate, is authorized to provide up to $1,000,000 for capitalization purposes to the revolving fund established by the last paragraph under the heading 'Contingent Expenses of the Senate' appearing under the heading 'SENATE' in chapter XI of the Third Supplemental Appropriation Act, 1957 (2 U.S.C. 46a–1) [now 2 U.S.C. 6573], by transferring to such revolving fund any funds available from any Senate appropriation account, with respect to which he has disbursement authority, for the fiscal year in which the transfer is made (or for any preceding fiscal year) or which have been made available until expended; and any moneys so transferred shall be available for use in like manner and to the same extent as the moneys in such revolving fund which were not transferred thereto pursuant to this section."

§6574. Senate Office of Public Records Revolving Fund

(a) Establishment

There is established in the Treasury of the United States a revolving fund within the contingent fund of the Senate to be known as the "Senate Office of Public Records Revolving Fund" (hereafter in this section referred to as the "revolving fund").

(b) Source of moneys for deposit in Fund; availability of moneys in Fund

All moneys received on and after October 1, 1989, by the Senate Office of Public Records from fees and other charges for services shall be deposited to the credit of the revolving fund. Moneys in the revolving fund shall be available without fiscal year limitation for disbursement by the Secretary of the Senate for use in connection with the operation of the Senate Office of Public Records, including supplies, equipment, and other expenses.

(c) Vouchers

Disbursements from the revolving fund shall be made upon vouchers approved by the Secretary of the Senate.

(d) Regulations

The Secretary of the Senate is authorized to prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this section.

(e) Transfer of moneys into Fund

To provide capital for the revolving fund, the Secretary of the Senate is authorized to transfer, from moneys appropriated for fiscal year 1990 to the account "Miscellaneous Items" in the contingent fund of the Senate, to the revolving fund such sum as he may determine necessary, not to exceed $30,000.

(Pub. L. 101–163, title I, §13, Nov. 21, 1989, 103 Stat. 1047.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 68–7 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is from the Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 1990, which is title I of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1990.

§6575. Fees for copies from Senate journals

The Secretary of the Senate is entitled, for transcribing and certifying extracts from the journal of the Senate or the executive Journal of the Senate when the injunction of secrecy has been removed, except when such transcripts are required by an officer of the United States in a matter relating to the duties of his office, to receive from the persons for whom such transcripts are prepared the sum of 10 cents for each sheet containing one hundred words.

(R.S. §71; Pub. L. 104–186, title II, §204(61), Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1738.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 114 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
R.S. §71 derived from acts Sept. 15, 1789, ch. 14, §6, 1 Stat. 69; Aug. 8, 1846, ch. 107, §2, 9 Stat. 80; and Apr. 23, 1856, ch. 20, 11 Stat. 5.

Amendments

1996—Pub. L. 104–186 substituted "Secretary of the Senate is" for "Secretary of the Senate and the Clerk of the House of Representatives, respectively, are" and struck out "or from the journal of the House of Representatives," after "has been removed,".

§6576. Senate Gift Shop

(a) Establishment

The Secretary of the Senate is authorized to establish a Senate Gift Shop for the purpose of providing for the sale of gift items to Members of the Senate, staff, and the general public.

(b) Deposit of receipts

All moneys received from sales and other services by the Senate Gift Shop shall be deposited in the revolving fund established by subsection (c) and shall be available for purposes of this section.

(c) Revolving fund

(1) There is established in the Treasury of the United States a revolving fund within the contingent fund of the Senate to be known as the Senate Gift Shop Revolving Fund (hereafter referred to in this section as the "fund"). The fund shall consist of all amounts collected or received by the Secretary of the Senate from sales and services by the Senate Gift Shop. All moneys in the fund shall be available without fiscal year limitation for disbursement by the Secretary of the Senate in connection with the operation of the Senate Gift Shop, including supplies, equipment, and other expenses. In addition, such moneys may be used by the Secretary of the Senate to reimburse the Senate appropriations account, appropriated under the heading "Salaries, Officers and Employees" and "Office of the Secretary", for amounts used from such account to pay the salaries of employees of the Senate Gift Shop.

(2) The Secretary of the Senate may transfer from the fund to the Capitol Preservation Fund the net profits (as determined by the Secretary) from sales of items by the Senate Gift Shop which are intended to benefit the Capitol Visitor Center.

(3) The Secretary of the Senate may transfer from the fund to the Senate Employee Child Care Center proceeds from the sale of holiday ornaments by the Senate Gift Shop for the purpose of funding necessary activities and expenses of the Center, including scholarships, educational supplies, and equipment.

(d) Exception to prohibition of sale or solicitation on Capitol Grounds

The provisions of section 5104(c) of title 40 shall not be applicable to any activity carried out pursuant to this section.

(e) Transfer of moneys from Stationery Revolving Fund

To provide capital for the fund, the Secretary of the Senate is authorized to transfer, from moneys in the Stationery Revolving Fund in the contingent fund of the Senate, to the fund such sum as he may determine necessary, not to exceed $300,000.

(f) Authorization to expend from appropriations account for initial expenses

For the purpose of acquiring supplies, equipment, and meeting other initial expenses in implementing subsection (a), the Secretary of the Senate is authorized, upon October 6, 1992, to expend, from moneys appropriated to the appropriations account, within the contingent fund of the Senate, for expenses of the Secretary of the Senate, by the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1991, such amounts as may be necessary to carry out this section.

(g) Disbursement on approved voucher

Disbursements from the fund shall be made upon vouchers approved by the Secretary of the Senate, or his designee.

(h) Regulations

The Secretary of the Senate is authorized to prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this section.

(Pub. L. 102–392, title I, §2, Oct. 6, 1992, 106 Stat. 1706; Pub. L. 107–68, title I, §107(a), Nov. 12, 2001, 115 Stat. 568; Pub. L. 110–39, §1, June 21, 2007, 121 Stat. 231.)

References in Text

The Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1991, referred to in subsec. (f), is Pub. L. 101–520, Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 2254. For complete classification of this Act to the Code, see Tables.

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 121d of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is from the Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 1993, which is title I of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1993.
In subsec. (d), "section 5104(c) of title 40" substituted for "section 4 of the Act of July 31, 1946 (40 U.S.C. 193d)" on authority of Pub. L. 107–217, §5(c), Aug. 21, 2002, 116 Stat. 1303, the first section of which enacted Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works.

Amendments

2007—Subsec. (c)(3). Pub. L. 110–39 added par. (3).
2001—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 107–68 designated existing provisions as par. (1) and added par. (2).

Effective Date of 2001 Amendment

Pub. L. 107–68, title I, §107(b), Nov. 12, 2001, 115 Stat. 569, provided that: "The amendments made by this section [amending this section] shall apply to fiscal years beginning before, on, or after the date of enactment of this Act [Nov. 12, 2001]."

Additional Capitalization

Pub. L. 103–283, title I, §1, July 22, 1994, 108 Stat. 1426, provided that: "Effective on and after the date of enactment of this Act [July 22, 1994], the Secretary of the Senate, subject to the approval of the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate, is authorized to transfer up to $300,000 from any Senate appropriations account with respect to which the Secretary has disbursing authority to the revolving fund established under section 2(c) under the subheading 'ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS' under the heading 'SENATE' in Public Law 102–392 (2 U.S.C. 121d(c)) [now 2 U.S.C. 6576(c)] to provide additional capitalization for such revolving fund. Any moneys so transferred shall be available for use in the same manner and to the same extent as the moneys otherwise in such revolving fund."

§6577. Senate legislative information system

(a) Development and implementation by Secretary of Senate

The Secretary of the Senate, with the oversight and approval of the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate, shall oversee the development and implementation of a comprehensive Senate legislative information system.

(b) Cooperative effort

In carrying out this section, the Secretary of the Senate shall consult and work with officers and employees of the House of Representatives. Legislative branch agencies and departments and agencies of the executive branch shall provide cooperation, consultation, and assistance as requested by the Secretary of the Senate to carry out this section.

(c) Funding

Any funds that were appropriated under the heading "Secretary of the Senate" for expenses of the Office of the Secretary of the Senate by the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1995, to remain available until September 30, 1998, and that the Secretary determines are not needed for development of a financial management system for the Senate may, with the approval of the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate, be used to carry out the provisions of this section, and such funds shall be available through September 30, 2000.

(d) Regulations

The Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate may prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this section.

(e) Effective date

This section shall be effective for fiscal years beginning on or after October 1, 1996.

(Pub. L. 104–197, title I, §8, Sept. 16, 1996, 110 Stat. 2398.)

References in Text

The Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1995, referred to in subsec. (c), is Pub. L. 103–283, July 22, 1994, 108 Stat. 1423. Provisions under the heading "Secretary of the Senate" in Pub. L. 103–283 appear at 108 Stat. 1425, and are not classified to the Code.

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 123e of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is from the Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 1997, which is title I of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1997.

§6578. Senate Leader's Lecture Series

(a) Establishment

There is established the Senate Leader's Lecture Series (hereinafter referred to as the "lecture series"). Expenses incurred in connection with the lecture series shall be paid from the appropriations account "Secretary of the Senate" within the contingent fund of the Senate and shall not exceed $30,000 in any fiscal year.

(b) Expenses covered

Payments for expenses in connection with the lecture series may cover expenses incurred by speakers, including travel, subsistence, and per diem, and the cost of receptions, including food, food related items, and hospitality.

(c) Payments for expenses

Payments for expenses of the lecture series shall be made on vouchers approved by the Secretary of the Senate.

(d) Effective date

This section is effective on and after October 1, 1997.

(Pub. L. 105–275, title I, §5, Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2433.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 69b of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is from the Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 1999, which is title I of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1999.

SUBCHAPTER III—SERGEANT AT ARMS AND DOORKEEPER OF SENATE

Part A—Organization and Personnel

§6591. Compensation of Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate

The Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate shall be paid at an annual rate of compensation of $40,000.

(Pub. L. 88–426, title II, §203(g), Aug. 14, 1964, 78 Stat. 415; Pub. L. 93–371, §4, Aug. 13, 1974, 88 Stat. 429; Pub. L. 94–59, title I, §105, July 25, 1975, 89 Stat. 275.)

Codification

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

Amendments

1975—Pub. L. 94–59 substituted "an annual rate of compensation of $40,000" for "a rate of $38,760 per annum", effective July 1, 1975.
1974—Pub. L. 93–371 substituted provisions authorizing Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper to be paid at an annual rate of compensation of $38,760, for provisions setting forth compensation of Sergeant at Arms at rate of $27,500 per annum, effective July 1, 1974.

Effective Date

Section effective on first day of first pay period which begins on or after July 1, 1964, except to the extent provided in section 501(c) of Pub. L. 88–426, see section 501 of Pub. L. 88–426, title V, Aug. 14, 1964, 78 Stat. 435.

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 Salary Act of 1967 (Pub. L. 90–206) and Federal Pay Comparability Act of 1970 (Pub. L. 91–656), see section 4571 of this title, and Salary Directives of President pro tempore of the Senate, set out as notes under that section.

§6592. Limitation on compensation of Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate

The Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate shall receive, directly or indirectly, no fees or other compensation or emolument whatever for performing the duties of the office, or in connection therewith, other than the salary prescribed by law.

(June 20, 1874, ch. 328, 18 Stat. 85.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 62 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Similar Provisions

Provisions similar to those in this section were also contained in act Mar. 3, 1875, ch. 129, 18 Stat. 344.

§6593. Deputy Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper to act on death, resignation, disability, or absence of Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate

In the event of the death, resignation, or disability of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, the Deputy Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper shall act as Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of that office in all matters until such time as a new Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate shall have been elected and qualified or such disability shall have been ended. For purposes of this section, the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate shall be considered as disabled only during such period of time as the Majority and Minority Leaders and the President Pro Tempore of the Senate certify jointly to the Senate that the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate is unable to perform his duties. In the event that the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate is absent, the Deputy Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper shall act during such absence as the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate in carrying out the duties and responsibilities of the office in all matters.

(Pub. L. 97–51, §128, Oct. 1, 1981, 95 Stat. 966.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 61e–3 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

§6594. Compensation of Deputy Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate

Effective August 1, 1979, the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper may fix the compensation of the Deputy Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper at an annual rate not to exceed the maximum annual rate of compensation of the Assistant Secretary of the Senate.

(Pub. L. 94–226, §1(a), Mar. 9, 1976, 90 Stat. 203; Pub. L. 96–38, title I, §106(1), July 25, 1979, 93 Stat. 112.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 61e–1 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Amendments

1979—Pub. L. 96–38 raised the maximum annual rate of compensation of Deputy Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate to a rate the same as the maximum annual rate of compensation of Assistant Secretary of Senate.

Effective Date

Pub. L. 94–226, §1(b), Mar. 9, 1976, 90 Stat. 203, provided that: "Subsection (a) [enacting this section] shall take effect on January 1, 1976, and, notwithstanding any other provision of law, any increase in compensation made under authority of such subsection may take effect on that date or any date thereafter as prescribed by the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper at the time of making such increase."

Change of Name

Pub. L. 94–226, §1(c), Mar. 9, 1976, 90 Stat. 203, provided that: "Effective on the date of enactment of this resolution [Mar. 9, 1976] the title of the Procurement Officer, Auditor, and Deputy Sergeant at Arms is changed to Deputy Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper."

Authority of President Pro Tempore of the Senate To Raise or Adjust Rate of Compensation

Pub. L. 94–226, §1(a), Mar. 9, 1976, 90 Stat. 203, provided in part that: "This subsection [this section] does not supersede (1) any provision of an order of the President pro tempore of the Senate authorizing a higher rate of compensation, and (2) any authority of the President pro tempore to adjust the rate of compensation referred to in this subsection [this section] under section 4 of the Federal Pay Comparability Act of 1970 [section 4571 of this title]."

§6595. Compensation of Administrative Assistant to Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate

Effective August 1, 1979—

(1) the maximum annual rate of compensation of the Administrative Assistant to the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate shall be the same as the highest maximum annual rate of compensation that may be paid to an employee in the office of a Senator; and

(2) Omitted

(Pub. L. 96–38, title I, §106(2), (3), July 25, 1979, 93 Stat. 112.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 61e–2 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section consists of pars. (2) and (3) of section 106 of Pub. L. 96–38, Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1979. The paragraph numbers (2) and (3) in the original have been changed to (1) and (2) for purposes of codification.
Par. (2), relating to maximum annual rate of compensation of Executive Assistant to Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate, was omitted from the Code in view of section 6597 of this title which abolished all statutory positions in the Office of Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate, with specified exceptions, effective Oct. 1, 1981, and authorized Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate to appoint and fix compensation of such employees as appropriate.

§6596. Employment of personnel by Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate at daily rates of compensation; authorization; limitation on amount of compensation

The Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, in carrying out the duties of his office, is authorized to employ personnel at daily rates of compensation; no individual so employed shall be paid at a daily rate of compensation which is 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; and payments under authority of this section shall be made from the account, within the contingent fund of the Senate, for the "Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate", upon vouchers approved by the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate.

(Pub. L. 98–367, title I, §6, July 17, 1984, 98 Stat. 475.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 61f–9 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is from the Congressional Operations Appropriation Act, 1985, which is title I of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1985.

§6597. Abolition of statutory positions in Office of Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate; authority to establish and fix compensation for positions

Effective October 1, 1981, all statutory positions in the Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate (other than the positions of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, Deputy Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper, and Administrative Assistant) are abolished, and in lieu of the positions hereby abolished the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate is authorized to establish such number of positions as he deems appropriate and appoint and fix the compensation of employees to fill the positions so established; except that the annual rate of compensation payable to any employee appointed to fill any position established by the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate shall not, for any period of time, be in excess of $1,000 less than the annual rate of compensation of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate for that period of time; and except that nothing in this section shall be construed to affect any position authorized by statute, if the compensation for such position is to be paid from the contingent fund of the Senate.

(Pub. L. 97–51, §116, Oct. 1, 1981, 95 Stat. 963.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 61f–7 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Transfer of Jurisdiction of Senate Chamber Public Address System From Architect of Capitol to Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate

Pub. L. 102–90, title I, §8, Aug. 14, 1991, 105 Stat. 451, provided that:
"(a) Effective October 1, 1991, the jurisdiction and control of the Senate chamber public address system is transferred from the Architect of the Capitol to the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate. In the case of any employee of the Architect of the Capitol transferred during fiscal year 1992 to the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate as an audio operator—
"(1) in the case of days of annual leave to the credit of any such employee as of the date such employee is transferred, the Architect of the Capitol is authorized to make payment to each such employee for that annual leave, and no such payment shall be considered a payment or compensation within the meaning of any law relating to dual compensation; and
"(2) for purposes of section 8339(m) of title 5, United States Code, the days of unused sick leave to the credit of any such employee as of the date such employee is transferred shall be included in the total service of such employee in connection with the computation of any annuity under subsections (a) through (e), (n), and (q) of such section.
"(b) The Architect of the Capitol shall provide the maintenance of the Senate chamber public address system until such system is replaced by a combined public address and audio broadcast system."
Transfer of Jurisdiction of Elevators in Capitol Building Under Control of Senate From Architect of Capitol to Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate

Pub. L. 102–90, title I, §9, Aug. 14, 1991, 105 Stat. 452, provided that:
"(a) Subject to subsection (b), those employees of the Architect of the Capitol engaged in operating elevators in that part of the United States Capitol Building under the control and jurisdiction of the United States Senate, together with the elevator operating functions performed by such employees, effective October 1, 1991, shall be transferred to the jurisdiction of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate.
"(b) The Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate is authorized to enter into an agreement or other arrangement with the Architect of the Capitol regarding the supervision of such employees."
Increases in Compensation

Increases in compensation for Senate officers and employees under authority of the 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.

§6598. Designation by Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate of persons to approve vouchers for payment of moneys

The Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate (hereinafter in this section referred to as the "Sergeant at Arms") may designate one or more employees in the Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate to approve, on his behalf, all vouchers, for payment of moneys, which the Sergeant at Arms is authorized to approve. Whenever the Sergeant at Arms makes a designation under the authority of the preceding sentence, he shall immediately notify the Committee on Rules and Administration in writing of the designation, and thereafter any approval of any voucher, for payment of moneys, by an employee so designated shall (until such designation is revoked and the Sergeant at Arms notifies the Committee on Rules and Administration in writing of the revocation) be deemed and held to be approved by the Sergeant at Arms for all intents and purposes.

(Pub. L. 98–181, title I, §1201, Nov. 30, 1983, 97 Stat. 1289.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 61e–4 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is from the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1984.

§6599. Use by Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate of individual consultants or organizations, and department and agency personnel

For each fiscal year (beginning with the fiscal year which ends September 30, 1982), the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate is hereby authorized to expend from the account for the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, within the contingent fund of the Senate, an amount not to exceed $300,000:

(1) the procurement of the services, on a temporary basis, of individual consultants, or organizations thereof, with the prior consent of the Committee on Rules and Administration; such services may be procured by contract with the providers acting 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 annual compensation which may be paid to employees of a standing committee of the Senate; and any such contract shall not be subject to the provisions of section 6101 of title 41 or any other provision of law requiring advertising; and

(2) with the prior consent of the Government department or agency concerned and the Committee on Rules and Administration, use on a reimbursable basis (with reimbursement payable at the end of each calendar quarter for services rendered during such quarter) of the services of personnel of any such department or agency.
Payments made under this section shall be made upon vouchers approved by the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate.

(Pub. L. 97–51, §117, Oct. 1, 1981, 95 Stat. 964; Pub. L. 97–257, title I, §103, Sept. 10, 1982, 96 Stat. 849; Pub. L. 98–367, title I, §7, July 17, 1984, 98 Stat. 475; Pub. L. 100–458, title I, §7, Oct. 1, 1988, 102 Stat. 2162.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 61f–8 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
In par. (1), "section 6101 of title 41" substituted for "section 5 of title 41, United States Code," on authority of Pub. L. 111–350, §6(c), Jan. 4, 2011, 124 Stat. 3854, which Act enacted Title 41, Public Contracts.

Amendments

1988—Pub. L. 100–458 substituted "from the account for the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, within the contingent fund of the Senate, an amount not to exceed $300,000:" for "from the contingent fund of the Senate an amount not to exceed $210,000 for:".
1984—Pub. L. 98–367 substituted "$210,000" for "$60,000".
1982—Par. (1). Pub. L. 97–257 substituted "the procurement of the services, on a temporary basis, of individual consultants, or organizations thereof, with the prior consent of the Committee on Rules and Administration; such services may be procured by contract with the providers acting 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 annual compensation which may be paid to employees of a standing committee of the Senate; and any such contract shall not be subject to the provisions of section 5 of title 41 or any other provision of law requiring advertising; and" for "the procurement of individual consultants, on a temporary or intermittent basis, at a daily rate of compensation not 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 with the prior consent of the Committee on Rules and Administration; and".

Part B—General Powers and Duties

§6611. Transfers from appropriations account for expenses of Office of Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate

The Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate is authorized, with the approval of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, to transfer, during any fiscal year, from the appropriations account, appropriated under the headings "Salaries, Officers and Employees" and "Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper", such sums as he shall specify to the appropriations account, within the contingent fund of the Senate, for expenses of the Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate; and any funds so transferred shall be available in like manner and for the same purposes as are other funds in the account to which the funds are transferred.

(Pub. L. 101–520, title I, §5, Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 2258.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 68–6a 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.

§6612. Travel expenses of Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate

For the purpose of carrying out his duties, the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate is authorized to incur official travel expenses during each fiscal year not to exceed the sums made available for such purpose under appropriations Acts. With the approval of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate and in accordance with such regulations as may be promulgated by the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, the Secretary of the Senate is authorized to advance to the Sergeant at Arms or to any designated employee under the jurisdiction of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper, such sums as may be necessary to defray official travel expenses incurred in carrying out the duties of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper. The receipt of any such sum so advanced to the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper or to any designated employee shall be taken and passed by the accounting officers of the Government as a full and sufficient voucher; but it shall be the duty of the traveler, as soon as practicable, to furnish to the Secretary of the Senate a detailed voucher of the expenses incurred for the travel with respect to which the sum was so advanced, and make settlement with respect to such sum. Payments under this section shall be made from funds included in the appropriations account, within the contingent fund of the Senate, for the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, upon vouchers approved by the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper.

(Pub. L. 94–303, title I, §117, June 1, 1976, 90 Stat. 615; Pub. L. 95–391, title I, §106, Sept. 30, 1978, 92 Stat. 772; Pub. L. 96–86, §111(c), Oct. 12, 1979, 93 Stat. 661; Pub. L. 97–12, title I, §108, June 5, 1981, 95 Stat. 62; Pub. L. 100–458, title I, §6, Oct. 1, 1988, 102 Stat. 2161; Pub. L. 101–520, title I, §6, Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 2258.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 61f–1a of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Amendments

1990—Pub. L. 101–520 amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section read as follows: "For the purpose of carrying out his duties, the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate is authorized to incur official travel expenses not to exceed $250,000 during any fiscal year. With the approval of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper, the Secretary of the Senate is authorized to advance to any designated employee under the jurisdiction of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding $1,000, to defray official travel expenses in assisting the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper in carrying out his duties. Any such employee shall, as soon as practicable, furnish to the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper a detailed voucher for such expenses incurred and make settlement with respect to any amount so advanced. For purposes of this section, official travel expenses includes travel expenses incurred in connection with training of employees only if the training has been approved by the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate. Payments under this section shall be made from funds included in the appropriation 'Miscellaneous Items' under the heading 'Contingent Expenses of the Senate' upon vouchers approved by the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper."
1988—Pub. L. 100–458, which directed the substitution of "not to exceed $250,000 during any fiscal year" for "not to exceed $167,000 during any fiscal year" was executed by making the substitution for "not exceeding $167,000 during any fiscal year" as the probable intent of Congress because of absence of "not to exceed" in text.
1981—Pub. L. 97–12 substituted "$167,000" for "$92,000".
1979—Pub. L. 96–86 substituted "$92,000" for "$25,000".
1978—Pub. L. 95–391 substituted "$25,000" for "$10,000".

Effective Date of 1990 Amendment

Pub. L. 101–520, title I, §6, Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 2258, provided that the amendment made by section 6 is effective in the case of fiscal years which begin after Sept. 30, 1990.
Effective Date of 1988 Amendment

Pub. L. 100–458, title I, §6, Oct. 1, 1988, 102 Stat. 2161, provided that the amendment made by section 6 is effective with fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 1988.
Effective Date of 1981 Amendment

Pub. L. 97–12, title I, §108, June 5, 1981, 95 Stat. 62, provided that the amendment made by section 108 is effective with the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 1981.
Effective Date of 1979 Amendment

Pub. L. 96–86, §111(c), Oct. 12, 1979, 93 Stat. 661, provided that the amendment made by section 111(c) is effective with the fiscal year ending Sept. 30, 1980.

§6613. Advances to Sergeant at Arms of Senate for extraordinary expenses

The Secretary of the Senate on and after July 31, 1958, is authorized, in his discretion, to advance to the Sergeant at Arms of the Senate such sums as may be necessary, not exceeding $4,000, to meet any extraordinary expenses of the Senate.

(Pub. L. 85–570, July 31, 1958, 72 Stat. 442; Pub. L. 94–440, title I, §108, Oct. 1, 1976, 90 Stat. 1445; Pub. L. 95–26, title I, §104, May 4, 1977, 91 Stat. 82.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 65b of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Amendments

1977—Pub. L. 95–26 struck out "during any fiscal year" after "$4,000".
1976—Pub. L. 94–440 substituted "$4,000 during any fiscal year" for "$2,000".

§6614. Funds advanced by Secretary of Senate to Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate to defray office expenses; accountability; maximum amount; vouchers

From funds available for any fiscal year (commencing with the fiscal year ending September 30, 1984), the Secretary of the Senate shall advance to the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate for the purpose of defraying office expenses such sums (for which the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper shall be accountable) not in excess of $1,000 at any one time, as such Sergeant at Arms shall from time to time request; except that the aggregate of the sums so advanced during the fiscal year shall not exceed $10,000.
In accordance with the provisions of this section, a detailed voucher shall be submitted to the Secretary of the Senate by such Sergeant at Arms whenever necessary, in order to replenish funds expended.

(Pub. L. 98–51, title I, §104, July 14, 1983, 97 Stat. 266.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 65d 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.

§6615. Deposit of moneys for credit to account within Senate contingent fund for "Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate"

Any provision of law which is enacted prior to October 1, 1983, and which directs the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate to deposit any moneys in the United States Treasury for credit to the account, within the contingent fund of the Senate, for "Miscellaneous Items", or for "Automobiles and Maintenance" shall, on and after October 1, 1983, be deemed to direct him to deposit such moneys in the United States Treasury for credit to the account, within the contingent fund of the Senate, for the "Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate".

(Pub. L. 98–181, title I, §1202, Nov. 30, 1983, 97 Stat. 1289.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 68–4 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is from the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1984.

§6616. Support services for Senate during emergency; memorandum of understanding with an executive agency

(a) Authorization

Notwithstanding any other provision of law—

(1) subject to subsection (b), the Sergeant at Arms of the Senate and the head of an executive agency (as defined in section 105 of title 5) may enter into a memorandum of understanding under which the agency may provide facilities, equipment, supplies, personnel, and other support services for the use of the Senate during an emergency situation; and

(2) the Sergeant at Arms of the Senate and the head of the agency may take any action necessary to carry out the terms of the memorandum of understanding.

(b) Consistency with Senate Procurement Regulations

The Sergeant at Arms of the Senate may enter into a memorandum of understanding described in subsection (a)(1) consistent with the Senate Procurement Regulations.

(c) Applicability

This section shall apply with respect to fiscal year 2002 and each succeeding fiscal year.

(Pub. L. 107–117, div. B, §902, Jan. 10, 2002, 115 Stat. 2316.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 130g of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is from the Emergency Supplemental Act, 2002, which is div. B of the Department of Defense and Emergency Supplemental Appropriations for Recovery from and Response to Terrorist Attacks on the United States Act, 2002.

§6617. Law enforcement authority of Sergeant-at-Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate

(a) In general

The Sergeant-at-Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate shall have the same law enforcement authority, including the authority to carry firearms, as a member of the Capitol Police. The law enforcement authority under the preceding sentence shall be subject to the requirement that the Sergeant-at-Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate have the qualifications specified in subsection (b).

(b) Qualifications

The qualifications referred to in subsection (a) are the following:

(1) A minimum of 5 years of experience as a law enforcement officer before beginning service as the Sergeant-at-Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate.

(2) Current certification in the use of firearms by the appropriate Federal law enforcement entity or an equivalent non-Federal entity.

(3) Any other firearms qualification required for members of the Capitol Police.

(c) Regulations

The Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate shall have authority to prescribe regulations to carry out this section.

(Pub. L. 111–145, §8, Mar. 4, 2010, 124 Stat. 56.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 61f–14 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

§6618. Data processing equipment, software, and services

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Sergeant at Arms, subject to the approval of the Committee on Rules and Administration, is hereafter authorized to enter into multi-year contracts for data processing equipment, software, and services.

(Pub. L. 94–32, title I, June 12, 1975, 89 Stat. 182; Pub. L. 95–26, title I, §103, May 4, 1977, 91 Stat. 82.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 123c of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is from the Second Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1975.

Amendments

1977—Pub. L. 95–26 substituted "multi-year contracts for data processing equipment, software, and services" for "multi-year leases for automatic data processing equipment".

§6619. Advance payments for computer programing services

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, subject to the approval of the Committee on Rules and Administration, is on and after July 6, 1981, authorized to enter into contracts which provide for the making of advance payments for computer programing services.

(Pub. L. 97–20, July 6, 1981, 95 Stat. 104.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 123c–1 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

§6620. Provision of services and equipment on a reimbursable basis

(a) In general

Subject to the approval of the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate, the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate may provide services and equipment funded by appropriations available to the Senate to persons and entities not funded by such appropriations.

(b) Reimbursement required

The provision of services and equipment under subsection (a) shall be on a reimbursable basis.

(c) Crediting of reimbursed amounts

In the case of services or equipment provided under subsection (a) that were procured using amounts available to the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate in the account for Contingent Expenses, Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, amounts received under subsection (b) as reimbursement for the provision of such services or equipment shall be credited to that account or, if applicable, to any subaccount of that account. Amounts credited to any such account or subaccount shall be merged with amounts in that account or subaccount and shall be available to the same extent, and subject to the same terms and conditions, as amounts in that account or subaccount.

(d) Effective date

This section shall apply to fiscal year 2004 and each succeeding fiscal year.

(Pub. L. 108–83, title I, §9, Sept. 30, 2003, 117 Stat. 1013.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 61f–11 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is from the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2004.

§6621. Payment for telecommunications equipment and services; definitions

As used in sections 6621 to 6623 of this title, the term—

(1) "Sergeant at Arms" means the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the United States Senate; and

(2) "user" means any Senator, Officer of the Senate, Committee, office, or entity provided telephone equipment and services by the Sergeant at Arms.

(Pub. L. 100–123, §1, Oct. 5, 1987, 101 Stat. 794.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 58a–1 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Effective Date

Pub. L. 100–123, §4, Oct. 5, 1987, 101 Stat. 795, provided that: "This Act [enacting this section and sections 6622 and 6623 of this title] shall take effect on October 1, 1987."

§6622. Certification of telecommunications equipment and services as official

(a) Regulations issued by Committee on Rules and Administration

Subject to such regulations as may hereafter be issued by the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate, the Sergeant at Arms shall have the authority, with respect to telephone equipment and services provided to any user on a reimbursable basis (including repair or replacement), solely for the purposes of this section, to make such certification as may be necessary to establish such services and equipment as official, issue invoices in conjunction therewith, and receive payment for such services and equipment by certification, voucher, or otherwise.

(b) Equipment and services provided on reimbursable basis

For purposes of sections 6621 to 6623 of this title, telephone equipment and services provided to any user for which payment, prior to October 1, 1987, was not authorized from the contingent fund of the Senate shall, on and after October 1, 1987, be considered telephone equipment and services provided on a reimbursable basis for which payment may be obtained from such fund in accordance with subsection (a) of this section.

(c) Establishment of reasonable charges

Subject to the approval of the Committee on Rules and Administration, the Sergeant at Arms may establish reasonable charges for telephone equipment and services provided to any user which may be in addition to that regularly authorized by the Committee.

(d) Disposition of moneys received

All moneys, derived from payments for telephone equipment and services provided from funds from the Appropriation Account within the contingent fund of the Senate for "Contingent Expenses, Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate" under the line item for Telecommunications (including receipts from carriers and others for loss or damage to such services or equipment for which repair or replacement has been provided by the Sergeant at Arms), and all other moneys received by the Sergeant at Arms as charges or commissions for telephone services, shall be deposited in and made a part of such Appropriation Account and under such line item, and shall be available for expenditure or obligation, or both, in like manner and subject to the same limitations as any other moneys in such account and under such line item.

(e) Committee authority to classify or reclassify equipment and services

Nothing in sections 6621 to 6623 of this title shall be construed as limiting or otherwise affecting the authority of the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate to classify or reclassify telephone equipment and services provided to any user as equipment or services for which reimbursement may or may not be required.

(Pub. L. 100–123, §2, Oct. 5, 1987, 101 Stat. 794; Pub. L. 101–163, title I, §3, Nov. 21, 1989, 103 Stat. 1044.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 58a–2 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Amendments

1989—Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 101–163 inserted "and all other moneys received by the Sergeant at Arms as charges or commissions for telephone services," after "by the Sergeant at Arms),".

Effective Date

Section effective Oct. 1, 1987, see section 4 of Pub. L. 100–123, set out as a note under section 6621 of this title.

§6623. Report on telecommunications to Committee on Rules and Administration

The Sergeant at Arms shall report to the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate, at such time or times, and in such form and manner, as the Committee may direct, on expenditures made, and revenues received, pursuant to sections 6621 to 6623 of this title. It shall be the function of the Sergeant at Arms to advise the Committee, as soon as possible, of any dispute regarding payments to and from such Appropriation Account as related to the line item for Telecommunications, including any amounts due and unpaid by any user, if any such dispute has remained unresolved for a period of at least 60 days.

(Pub. L. 100–123, §3, Oct. 5, 1987, 101 Stat. 795.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 58a–3 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Effective Date

Section effective Oct. 1, 1987, see section 4 of Pub. L. 100–123, set out as a note under section 6621 of this title.

§6624. Metered charges on copiers; "Sergeant at Arms" and "user" defined; certification of services and equipment as official; deposit of payments; availability for expenditure

(a) As used in this section, the term—

(1) "Sergeant at Arms" means the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the United States Senate; and

(2) "user" means any Senator, Officer of the Senate, Committee, office, or entity provided copiers by the Sergeant at Arms.

(b)(1) Subject to such regulations as may on and after November 5, 1990, be issued by the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate, the Sergeant at Arms shall have the authority, with respect to metered charges on copying equipment provided by the Sergeant at Arms, solely for the purposes of this section, to make such certification as may be necessary to establish such services and equipment as official, issue invoices in conjunction therewith, and receive payment for such services and equipment by certification, voucher, or otherwise.

(2) All moneys, derived from the payment of metered charges on copying equipment provided from funds from the Appropriation Account within the contingent fund of the Senate for "Contingent Expenses, Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate" under the line item for the Service Department, shall be deposited in and made a part of such Appropriation Account and under such line item, and shall be available for expenditure or obligation, or both, in like manner and subject to the same limitations as any other moneys in such account and under such line item.

(Pub. L. 101–520, title I, §4(a), (b), Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 2257.)

References in Text

This section, referred to in text, means section 4 of Pub. L. 101–520, which enacted this section, amended section 6314 of this title, and enacted provisions set out as a note under section 6314 of this title.

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 58a–4 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.

Effective Date

Section effective Oct. 1, 1990, see section 4(d) of Pub. L. 101–520, set out as an Effective Date of 1990 Amendment note under section 6314 of this title.

§6625. Receipts from sales of items by Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate, to Senators, etc., to be credited to appropriation from which purchased

In any case in which appropriated funds are used by a Senator or a committee or office of the Senate to purchase from the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate items which were purchased by him from the appropriation for "miscellaneous items" under "Contingent Expenses of the Senate" in any appropriation Act, the amounts received by the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper shall be deposited in the Treasury of the United States for credit to such appropriation. This section does not apply to amounts received from the sale of used or surplus furniture and equipment.

(Pub. L. 96–214, Mar. 24, 1980, 94 Stat. 122.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 111a of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

§6626. Reimbursements to Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate for equipment provided to Senators, etc., which has been lost, stolen, damaged, or otherwise unaccounted for; deposit of receipts

The Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate shall deposit in the United States Treasury for credit to the appropriation account, within the contingent fund of the Senate, for the "Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate", all moneys received by him as reimbursement for equipment provided to Senators, committee chairmen, and other officers and employees of the Senate, which has been lost, stolen, damaged, or otherwise unaccounted for.

(Pub. L. 98–367, title I, §5, July 17, 1984, 98 Stat. 475.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 117d of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is from the Congressional Operations Appropriation Act, 1985, which is title I of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1985.

§6627. Compensation for lost or damaged property

(a) In general

Any amounts received by the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate (in this section referred to as the "Sergeant at Arms") for compensation for damage to, loss of, or loss of use of property of the Sergeant at Arms that was procured using amounts available to the Sergeant at Arms in the account for Contingent Expenses, Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, shall be credited to that account or, if applicable, to any subaccount of that account.

(b) Availability

Amounts credited to any account or subaccount under subsection (a) shall be merged with amounts in that account or subaccount and shall be available to the same extent, and subject to the same terms and conditions, as amounts in that account or subaccount.

(c) Effective date

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

(Pub. L. 108–447, div. G, title I, §8, Dec. 8, 2004, 118 Stat. 3170.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 117d–1 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.

§6628. Treatment of electronic services provided by Sergeant at Arms

(a) In general

The Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the United States Senate, and any officer, employee, or agent of the Office, shall not be treated as acquiring possession, custody, or control of any electronic mail or other electronic communication, data, or information by reason of its being transmitted, processed, or stored (whether temporarily or otherwise) through the use of an electronic system established, maintained, or operated, or the use of electronic services provided, in whole or in part by the Office.

(b) Effective date

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

(Pub. L. 108–447, div. G, title I, §10, Dec. 8, 2004, 118 Stat. 3170; Pub. L. 109–289, div. B, title II, §20701(c)(1), as added Pub. L. 110–5, §2, Feb. 15, 2007, 121 Stat. 38.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 61f–12 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.

Amendments

2007—Pub. L. 109–289, §20701(c)(1), as added by Pub. L. 110–5, designated existing provisions as subsec. (a), inserted heading, and added subsec. (b).

Effective Date of 2007 Amendment

Pub. L. 109–289, div. B, title II, §20701(c)(2), as added by Pub. L. 110–5, §2, Feb. 15, 2007, 121 Stat. 38, provided that: "The amendments made by this subsection [amending this section] shall take effect as though included in the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2005 [Pub. L. 108–447, div. G]."

§6629. Purchase, lease, exchange, maintenance, and operation of vehicles out of account for Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate within Senate contingent fund; authorization of appropriations

For each fiscal year (commencing with the fiscal year ending September 30, 1985) there is authorized to be appropriated to the account, within the contingent fund of the Senate, for the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, such funds (which shall be in addition to funds authorized to be so appropriated for other purposes) as may be necessary for the purchase, lease, exchange, maintenance, and operation of vehicles as follows: one for the Vice President, one for the President pro tempore of the Senate, one for the Majority Leader of the Senate, one for the Minority Leader of the Senate, one for the Majority Whip of the Senate, one for the Minority Whip of the Senate, one for the attending physician, one as authorized by Senate Resolution 90 of the 100th Congress 1 such number as is needed for carrying mails, and for official use of the offices of 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, and such additional number as is otherwise specifically authorized by law.

(Pub. L. 99–88, title I, §192, Aug. 15, 1985, 99 Stat. 349; Pub. L. 100–202, §101(i) [title I, §3(a)], Dec. 22, 1987, 101 Stat. 1329–290, 1329-294.)

References in Text

Senate Resolution 90 of the 100th Congress, referred to in text, which was agreed to Jan. 28, 1987, provided in part for the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate to provide, by lease or purchase, and maintain an automobile for the former President pro tempore of the Senate.

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 68–5 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is from the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1985.

Amendments

1987—Pub. L. 100–202 substituted "one for the attending physician, one as authorized by Senate Resolution 90 of the 100th Congress" for "and" and inserted ", and such additional number as is otherwise specifically authorized by law".

Effective Date of 1987 Amendment

Pub. L. 100–202, §101(i) [title I, §3(b)], Dec. 22, 1987, 101 Stat. 1329–290, 1329-294, provided that: "The amendments made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall be effective in the case of fiscal years ending after September 30, 1986."

1 So in original. Probably should be followed by a comma.

§6630. Disposal of used or surplus furniture and equipment by Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate; procedure; deposit of receipts

Effective October 1, 1981, the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate is authorized to dispose of used or surplus furniture and equipment by trade-in or by sale directly or through the General Services Administration. Receipts from the sale of such furniture and equipment shall be deposited in the United States Treasury for credit to the appropriation for "Miscellaneous Items" under the heading "Contingent Expenses of the Senate".

(Pub. L. 95–94, title I, §103, Aug. 5, 1977, 91 Stat. 660; Pub. L. 97–51, §118, Oct. 1, 1981, 95 Stat. 964.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 59c and then to section 117b 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.

Amendments

1981—Pub. L. 97–51 substituted "Effective October 1, 1981" for "Effective October 1, 1977" and struck out provisions requiring that all receipts from the sale of furniture and equipment, other than such furniture and equipment as was replaced in kind, be deposited in the United States Treasury as miscellaneous receipts.

§6631. Transfer of excess or surplus educationally useful equipment to public schools

(a) Authorization

The Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate may directly, or through the General Services Administration, transfer title to excess or surplus educationally useful equipment to a public school. Any such transfer shall be completed at the lowest possible cost to the public school and the Senate.

(b) Regulations

The Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate shall prescribe regulations to carry out the provisions of this section.

(c) Deposit of receipts

Receipts from reimbursements for the costs of transfer of excess or surplus educationally useful equipment under this section,1 shall be deposited in the United States Treasury for credit to the account for the "Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate" within the contingent fund of the Senate.

(d) Definitions

For the purposes of this section:

(1) The term "public school" means a public elementary or secondary school as such terms are defined in section 7801 of title 20.

(2) The term "educationally useful equipment" means computers and related peripheral tools, including printers, modems, routers, servers, computer keyboards, scanners, and other telecommunications and research equipment, that are appropriate for use in public school education.

(e) Effective date

This section shall take effect beginning with fiscal year 1997 and shall be effective each fiscal year thereafter.

(Pub. L. 104–197, title I, §5, Sept. 16, 1996, 110 Stat. 2397; Pub. L. 107–110, title X, §1076(a), Jan. 8, 2002, 115 Stat. 2091.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 117b–2 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is from the Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 1997, which is title I of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1997.

Amendments

2002—Subsec. (d)(1). Pub. L. 107–110 substituted "7801" for "8801".

Effective Date of 2002 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 107–110 effective Jan. 8, 2002, except with respect to certain noncompetitive programs and competitive programs, see section 5 of Pub. L. 107–110, set out as an Effective Date note under section 6301 of Title 20, Education.

1 So in original. Comma probably should not appear.

§6632. Disposal of used or surplus automobiles and trucks by Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of Senate; procedure; deposit of receipts

On and after October 1, 1982, the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate is authorized to dispose of used or surplus automobiles and trucks by trade-in or by sale through the General Services Administration. Receipts from the sale of such automobiles and trucks shall be deposited in the United States Treasury for credit to the appropriation for "Automobiles and Maintenance" under the heading "Contingent Expenses of the Senate".

(Pub. L. 97–276, §101(e), Oct. 2, 1982, 96 Stat. 1189.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 117c of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is based on section 102 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.

§6633. Media support services

(a) Definitions

In this section, the terms "national committee" and "political party" have the meaning given such terms in section 30101 of title 52.

(b) In general

The official duties of employees of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate under the Senate Daily Press Gallery, the Senate Periodical Press Gallery, the Senate Press Photographers Gallery, and the Senate Radio and Television Correspondents Gallery may include providing media support services with respect to the presidential nominating conventions of the national committees of political parties.

(c) Approval of Sergeant at Arms

The terms and conditions under which employees perform official duties under subsection (b) shall be subject to the approval of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate.

(d) Effective date

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

(Pub. L. 110–161, div. H, title I, §7, Dec. 26, 2007, 121 Stat. 2222.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 61f–13 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.

§6634. Senate Hair Care Services

(a) Appointment and compensation of personnel

The Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate is authorized to appoint and fix the compensation of such employees as may be necessary to operate Senate Hair Care Services.

(b) Establishment of revolving fund

There is established in the Treasury of the United States within the contingent fund of the Senate a revolving fund to be known as the Senate Hair Care Services Revolving Fund (hereafter in this section referred to as the "revolving fund").

(c) Deposit and availability of moneys

(1) All moneys received by Senate Hair Care Services from fees for services or from any other source shall be deposited in the revolving fund.

(2) Moneys in the revolving fund shall be available without fiscal year limitation for disbursement by the Secretary of the Senate—

(A) for the payment of salaries of employees of Senate Hair Care Services; and

(B) for necessary supplies, equipment, and other expenses of Senate Hair Care Services.

(3) The provisions of section 5104(c) of title 40, except for the provisions relating to solicitation, shall not apply to any activity carried out pursuant to this section, subject to approval of such activities by the Committee on Rules and Administration.

(3) 1 Agency contributions for employees of Senate Hair Care Services shall be paid from the appropriations account for "Salaries, Officers and Employees".

(d) Disbursements upon vouchers

Disbursements from the revolving fund shall be made upon vouchers signed by the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, except that vouchers shall not be required for the disbursement of salaries paid at an annual rate.

(e) Excess moneys

At the direction of the Committee on Rules and Administration, the Secretary of the Senate shall withdraw from the revolving fund and deposit in the Treasury of the United States as miscellaneous receipts all moneys in the revolving fund that the Committee may determine are in excess of the current and reasonably foreseeable needs of Senate Hair Care Services.

(f) Regulations

The Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate are authorized to prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this section, subject to the approval of the Committee on Rules and Administration.

(g) Transfer of unobligated balances

There is transferred to the revolving fund established by this section any unobligated balance in the fund established by section 121a of this title on the effective date of this section.

(h) Omitted

(i) Effective date

This section shall be effective on and after October 1, 1998, or 30 days after the date of enactment of this Act [October 21, 1998], whichever is later.

(Pub. L. 105–275, title I, §6, Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2434; Pub. L. 106–57, title I, §4, Sept. 29, 1999, 113 Stat. 412; Pub. L. 106–554, §1(a)(2) [title I, §3(a)], Dec. 21, 2000, 114 Stat. 2763, 2763A-96.)

References in Text

Section 121a of this title, referred to in subsec. (g), was repealed by Pub. L. 105–275, title I, §6(h)(1), Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2434.

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 121b–1 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is comprised of section 6 of Pub. L. 105–275. Subsec. (h) of section 6 of Pub. L. 105–275 amended section 10 of title I of Pub. L. 100–458, set out as a note below, and repealed section 121a of this title.
Section is from the Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 1999, which is title I of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1999.
In subsec. (c), in the first par. (3), "section 5104(c) of title 40" substituted for "section 4 of the Act of July 31, 1946 (40 U.S.C. 193d)" on authority of Pub. L. 107–217, §5(c), Aug. 21, 2002, 116 Stat. 1303, the first section of which enacted Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works.

Amendments

2000—Subsec. (c)(2)(A). Pub. L. 106–554, §1(a)(2) [title I, §3(a)(1)], struck out "and agency contributions" after "salaries".
Subsec. (c)(3). Pub. L. 106–554, §1(a)(2) [title I, §3(a)(2)], added par. (3) relating to agency contributions.
1999—Subsec. (c)(3). Pub. L. 106–57 added par. (3).

Effective Date of 2000 Amendment

Pub. L. 106–554, §1(a)(2) [title I, §3(b)], Dec. 21, 2000, 114 Stat. 2763, 2763A-96, provided that: "This section [amending this section] shall apply to pay periods beginning on or after October 1, 2000."

Senate Beauty Shop

Pub. L. 100–458, title I, §10, Oct. 1, 1988, 102 Stat. 2162, as amended by Pub. L. 105–275, title I, §6(h)(2), Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2434, provided that:
"[(a) Repealed. Pub. L. 105–275, title I, §6(h)(2), Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2434.]
"[(b) Amended former section 121a of this title.]
"(c) Any individual who, on the date of the enactment of this section [Oct. 1, 1988], is an employee of the Senate Building Beauty Shop and who, after having been employed by the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper pursuant to subsection (a) of this section, attains 5 years of civilian service creditable under section 8411 of title 5, United States Code, other than service credited pursuant to subsection (d) of this section, may be credited under such section for any service as an employee of the Senate Building Beauty Shop prior to such date of enactment, if such employee makes a payment of the amount, determined by the Office of Personnel Management, that would have been deducted and withheld from the basic pay of such employee under section 8422 of title 5, United States Code, for such period so credited, together with interest thereon.
"(d) Notwithstanding any other provision of this section, any service performed by an individual in the Senate Building Beauty Shop prior to the date of the enactment of this section [Oct. 1, 1988] is deemed to be civilian service creditable under section 8411 of title 5, United States Code, for purposes of qualifying for survivor annuities and disability benefits under subchapters IV and V of chapter 84 of title 5, United States Code, if such individual—
"(1) on the date of the enactment of this Act, is an employee of the Senate Building Beauty Shop;
"(2) on or after the date of such enactment is employed by the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper pursuant to subsection (a) of this section; and
"(3) payment is made of an amount, determined by the Office of Personnel Management, which would have been deducted and withheld from the basic pay of such employee under section 8422 of title 5, United States Code, for such period so credited, together with interest thereon.
"(e) The Office of Personnel Management shall accept the certification of the Secretary of the Senate concerning creditable service for the purpose of this section.
"(f) The foregoing provisions of this section shall take effect on October 1, 1988."

1 So in original. Probably should be "(4)".

§6635. Office of Senate Health Promotion

(a) Establishment

The Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate is authorized to establish an Office of Senate Health Promotion.

(b) Fees, assessments, and charges

(1) In carrying out this section, the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate is authorized to establish, or provide for the establishment of, exercise classes and other health services and activities on a continuing and regular basis. In providing for such classes, services, and activities, the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate is authorized to impose and collect fees, assessments, and other charges to defray the costs involved in promoting the health of Members, officers, and employees of the Senate. For purposes of this section, the term "employees of the Senate" shall have such meaning as the Sergeant at Arms, by regulation, may prescribe.

(2) All fees, assessments, and charges imposed and collected by the Sergeant at Arms pursuant to paragraph (1) shall be deposited in the revolving fund established pursuant to subsection (c) and shall be available for purposes of this section.

(c) Senate Health Promotion Revolving Fund

There is established in the Treasury of the United States a revolving fund within the contingent fund of the Senate to be known as the Senate Health Promotion Revolving Fund (hereinafter referred to in this section as the "fund"). The fund shall consist of all amounts collected or received by the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate as fees, assessments, and other charges for activities and services to carry out the provisions of this section. All moneys in the fund shall be available without fiscal year limitation for disbursement by the Secretary of the Senate for promoting the health of Members, officers, and employees of the Senate. On or before December 31 of each year, the Secretary of the Senate shall withdraw from the fund and deposit in the Treasury of the United States as miscellaneous receipts all moneys in excess of $5,000 in the fund at the close of the preceding fiscal year.

(d) Vouchers

Disbursements from the revolving fund shall be made upon vouchers signed by the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate.

(e) Inapplicability of provisions prohibiting sales, advertisements, or solicitations in Capitol grounds

The provisions of section 5104(c) of title 40 shall not be applicable to any class, service, or other activity carried out pursuant to the provisions of this section.

(f) Regulations

The provisions of this section shall be carried out in accordance with regulations which shall be promulgated by the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate and subject to approval at the beginning of each Congress by the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate.

(Pub. L. 101–163, title I, §4, Nov. 21, 1989, 103 Stat. 1044; Pub. L. 102–90, title I, §2, Aug. 14, 1991, 105 Stat. 450.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 121c of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is from the Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 1990, which is title I of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1990.
In subsec. (e), "section 5104(c) of title 40" substituted for "section 4 of the Act of July 31, 1946 (40 U.S.C. 193d)" on authority of Pub. L. 107–217, §5(c), Aug. 21, 2002, 116 Stat. 1303, the first section of which enacted Title 40, Public Buildings, Property, and Works.

Amendments

1991—Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 102–90 inserted at end "On or before December 31 of each year, the Secretary of the Senate shall withdraw from the fund and deposit in the Treasury of the United States as miscellaneous receipts all moneys in excess of $5,000 in the fund at the close of the preceding fiscal year."

§6636. Senate Computer Center

(a) Senate Computer Center Revolving Fund

(1) There is hereby established in the Treasury of the United States a revolving fund within the contingent fund of the Senate to be known as the Senate Computer Center Revolving Fund (hereafter in this section referred to as the "revolving fund").

(2) The revolving fund shall be available only for paying the salaries of personnel employed under subsection (c), and agency contributions attributable thereto, and for paying refunds under contracts entered into under subsection (b).

(3) Within 90 days after the end of each fiscal year, the Secretary of the Senate shall withdraw all amounts in the revolving fund in excess of $100,000, other than amounts required to make refunds under subsection (b)(2)(B), and shall deposit the amounts withdrawn in the Treasury of the United States as miscellaneous receipts.

(b) Contracts for use of Senate computer; approval; terms

(1) Subject to the provisions of paragraph (2), the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate is authorized to enter into contracts with any agency or instrumentality of the legislative branch for the use of any available time on the Senate computer.

(2) No contract may be entered into under paragraph (1) unless it has been approved by the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate, and no such contract may extend beyond the end of the fiscal year in which it is entered into. Each contract entered into under paragraph (1) shall contain—

(A) a provision requiring full advance payment for the amount of time contracted for, and

(B) a provision requiring refund of a proportionate amount of such advance payment if the total amount of time contracted for is not used.
Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any agency or instrumentality of the legislative branch is authorized to make advance payments under a contract entered into under paragraph (1).

(c) Additional personnel

To the extent that the personnel of the Senate Computer Center are unable to carry out the contracts entered into under subsection (b) according to their terms and conditions, the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate is authorized to employ such additional personnel for the Senate Computer Center as may be necessary to carry out such contracts, and to pay the salaries of such additional personnel, and agency contributions attributable thereto, from the revolving fund. Such additional personnel may temporarily be assigned to perform the regular functions of the Senate Computer Center when their services are not needed to carry out such contracts.

(d) Disbursements

Disbursements from the revolving fund under subsections (b) and (c) shall be made upon vouchers signed by the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, except that vouchers shall not be required for the disbursement of salaries of employees paid at an annual rate.

(Pub. L. 94–303, title I, §116, June 1, 1976, 90 Stat. 614.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 123d of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

SUBCHAPTER IV—CHAPLAIN

§6651. Compensation of Chaplain of Senate

Effective with respect to pay periods beginning on or after December 22, 1987, the Chaplain of the Senate shall be compensated at a rate equal to the annual rate of basic pay for level IV of the Executive Schedule under section 5315 of title 5.

(Pub. L. 100–202, §101(i) [title I, §2(a)], Dec. 22, 1987, 101 Stat. 1329–290, 1329-294.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 61d of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is from the Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 1988, which is title I of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1988.

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.

§6652. Compensation of employees of Chaplain of Senate

The Chaplain of the Senate may appoint and fix the compensation of such employees as he deems appropriate, except that the amount which may be paid for any fiscal year as gross compensation for personnel in such Office for any fiscal year shall not exceed $147,000.

(Pub. L. 91–145, Dec. 12, 1969, 83 Stat. 340; Pub. L. 100–202, §101(i) [title I, §2(b)], Dec. 22, 1987, 101 Stat. 1329–290, 1329-294; Pub. L. 101–163, title I, §10, Nov. 21, 1989, 103 Stat. 1046.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 61d–1 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Amendments

1989—Pub. L. 101–163 substituted "such employees as he deems appropriate, except that the amount which may be paid for any fiscal year as gross compensation for personnel in such Office for any fiscal year shall not exceed $147,000" for "a secretary".
1987—Pub. L. 100–202 amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section read as follows: "The Chaplain may appoint and fix the compensation of a secretary at not to exceed $8,541 per annum."

Increases in Compensation

Increases in compensation for Senate officers and employees under authority of Federal Pay Comparability Act of 1970 (Pub. L. 91–655), see Salary Directives of President pro tempore of the Senate, set out as notes under section 4571 of this title.

§6653. Postage allowance for Chaplain 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 Chaplain of the Senate, upon the request of the Chaplain of the Senate, United States postage stamps in such amounts as may be necessary for the mailing of postal matters arising in connection with his official business.

(Pub. L. 97–51, §127(b)(1), Oct. 1, 1981, 95 Stat. 966.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 61d–2 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

§6654. Payment of expenses of the Chaplain of the Senate from the contingent fund of the Senate

(a) In general

For each fiscal year there is authorized to be expended from the contingent fund of the Senate an amount, not in excess of $50,000 for the Chaplain of the Senate. Payments under this section shall be made only for expenses actually incurred by the Chaplain of the Senate in carrying out his functions, and shall be made upon certification and documentation of the expenses involved, by the Chaplain claiming payment under this section and upon vouchers approved by the Chaplain and by the Committee on Rules and Administration. Funds authorized for expenditure under this section may be used to purchase food or food related items.

(b) Repeal of Revolving Fund

(1) Omitted

(2) Remaining funds

Any funds in the Chaplain Expense Revolving Fund on the date of the repeal under this section shall be remitted to the general fund of the United States Treasury.

(c) Effective date

This section shall apply with respect to fiscal year 2004, and each fiscal year thereafter.

(Pub. L. 108–199, div. H, §155, Jan. 23, 2004, 118 Stat. 450.)

Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 61d–4 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is comprised of section 155 of div. H of Pub. L. 108–199. Subsec. (b)(1) of section 155 of Pub. L. 108–199 repealed section 61d–3 of this title.
Section is from the Miscellaneous Appropriations and Offsets Act, 2004, which is division H of the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2004.