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LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
OFFICE

SENATE
EXPENSE ALLOWANCES

For expense allowances of the Vice President, $10,000; the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, $10,000; Majority Leader of the
Senate, $10,000; Minority Leader of the Senate, $10,000; Majority
Whip of the Senate, $5,000; Minority Whip of the Senate, $5,000;
and Chairmen of the Majority and Minority Conference Committees,
$3,000 for each Chairman; in all, $56,000.

REPRESENTATION ALLOWANCES FOR THE MAJORITY AND MINORITY
LEADERS

For representation allowances of the Majority and Minority Leaders
of the Senate, $15,000 for each such Leader; in all, $30,000.

SALARIES, OFFICERS

AND

EMPLOYEES

For compensation of officers, employees, and others as authorized
by law, including agency contributions, ø$69,727,000¿ $76,238,000,
which shall be paid from this appropriation without regard to the
below limitations, as follows:
OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT

For the Office of the Vice President, ø$1,513,000¿ $1,570,000.
OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE

For the Office of the President Pro Tempore, $325,000.

OF THE

LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL

OF THE

SENATE

For salaries and expenses of the Office of the Legislative Counsel
of the Senate, ø$3,381,000.¿ $3,447,000.

OFFICE

OF

SENATE LEGAL COUNSEL

For salaries and expenses of the Office of Senate Legal Counsel,
ø$936,000.¿ $960,000.

EXPENSE ALLOWANCES OF THE SECRETARY OF THE SENATE, SERGEANT AT ARMS AND DOORKEEPER OF THE SENATE, AND SECRETARIES FOR THE MAJORITY AND MINORITY OF THE SENATE
For expense allowances of the Secretary of the Senate, $3,000;
Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, $3,000; Secretary
for the Majority of the Senate, $3,000; Secretary for the Minority
of the Senate, $3,000; in all, $12,000.

CONTINGENT EXPENSES

OF THE

SENATE

INQUIRIES AND INVESTIGATIONS

For expenses of inquiries and investigations ordered by the Senate,
or conducted pursuant to section 134(a) of Public Law 601, Seventyninth Congress, as amended, section 112 of Public Law 96–304 and
Senate Resolution 281, agreed to March 11, 1980, ø$66,395,000.¿
$70,561,000.

OFFICES OF THE MAJORITY AND MINORITY LEADERS

For Offices of the Majority and Minority Leaders, ø$2,195,000¿
$2,377,000.
OFFICES OF THE MAJORITY AND MINORITY WHIPS

For Offices of the Majority and Minority Whips, ø$656,000¿
$682,000.

øEXPENSES

OF THE UNITED STATES SENATE CAUCUS ON
INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS CONTROL¿

øFor expenses of the United States Senate Caucus on International
Narcotics Control, $305,000.¿

CONFERENCE COMMITTEES

For the Conference of the Majority and the Conference of the Minority, at rates of compensation to be fixed by the Chairman of
each such committee, ø$996,000¿ $1,034,000 for each such committee;
in all, ø$1,992,000.¿ $2,068,000.

SECRETARY OF THE SENATE

For expenses of the Office of the Secretary of the Senate,
$1,266,000.

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

SERGEANT AT ARMS AND DOORKEEPER OF THE SENATE

For Offices of the Secretaries of the Conference of the Majority
and the Conference of the Minority, ø$360,000.¿ $367,000.

For expenses of the Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper
of the Senate, ø$61,347,000.¿ $65,931,000.

POLICY COMMITTEES

For salaries of the Majority Policy Committee and the Minority
Policy Committee, ø$965,000¿ $1,001,000 for each such committee,
in all, ø$1,930,000.¿ $2,002,000.

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS

For miscellaneous items, ø$6,644,000.¿ $6,791,000.

OFFICE OF THE CHAPLAIN

For Office of the Chaplain, ø$192,000.¿ $234,000.
OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

For Office of the Secretary, ø$12,128,000.¿ $12,959,000.

SENATORS’ OFFICIAL PERSONNEL AND OFFICE EXPENSE ACCOUNT

For Senators’ Official Personnel and Office Expense Account,
ø$204,029,000.¿ $226,825,000.

OFFICE OF THE SERGEANT AT ARMS AND DOORKEEPER

For Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper, ø$31,889,000.¿
$34,037,000.
OFFICES OF THE SECRETARIES FOR THE MAJORITY AND MINORITY

øOFFICE

OF

SENATE FAIR EMPLOYMENT PRACTICES¿

øFor salaries and expenses of the Office of Senate Fair Employment
Practices, $778,000.¿

For Offices of the Secretary for the Majority and the Secretary
for the Minority, ø$1,047,000.¿ $1,135,000.
AGENCY CONTRIBUTIONS AND RELATED EXPENSES

For agency contributions for employee benefits, as authorized by
law, and related expenses, ø$15,500,000.¿ $18,482,000.

SETTLEMENTS

AND

AWARDS RESERVE

For expenses for settlements and awards, $1,000,000, to remain
available until expended.
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THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 1997

STATIONERY (REVOLVING FUND)

For stationery for the President of the Senate, $4,500, for officers
of the Senate and the Conference of the Majority and Conference
of the Minority of the Senate, $8,500; in all, $13,000.

OFFICIAL MAIL COSTS

For expenses necessary for official mail costs of the Senate,
ø$11,000,000.¿ $36,500,000.

øRESCISSION¿
øOf the funds previously appropriated under the heading ‘‘SENATE’’, $63,544,724.12 are rescinded.¿

øADMINISTRATIVE

PROVISIONS¿

øSECTION 1. (a) On and after October 1, 1995, no Senator shall
receive mileage under section 17 of the Act of July 28, 1866 (2
U.S.C. 43).
(b) On and after October 1, 1995, the President of the Senate
shall not receive mileage under the first section of the Act of July
8, 1935 (2 U.S.C. 43a).¿
øSEC. 2. (a) 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 ‘‘Office of the Chaplain Expense Revolving Fund’’
(hereafter referred to as the ‘‘fund’’). The fund shall consist of all
moneys collected or received with respect to the Office of the Chaplain
of the Senate.
(b) The fund shall be available without fiscal year limitation for
disbursement by the Secretary of the Senate, not to exceed $10,000
in any fiscal year, for the payment of official expenses incurred by
the Chaplain of the Senate. In addition, moneys in the fund may
be used to purchase food or food related items. The fund shall not
be available for the payment of salaries.
(c) All moneys (including donated moneys) received or collected
with respect to the Office of the Chaplain of the Senate shall be
deposited in the fund and shall be available for purposes of this
section.
(d) Disbursements from the fund shall be made on vouchers approved by the Chaplain of the Senate.¿
øSEC. 3. Funds appropriated under the heading, ‘‘Settlements and
Awards Reserve’’ in Public Law 103–283 shall remain available until
expended.¿
øSEC. 4. Section 902 of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1983
(2 U.S.C. 88b–6) is amended by striking the second sentence and
inserting the following: ‘‘The amounts so withheld shall be deposited
in the revolving fund, within the contingent fund of the Senate,
for the Daniel Webster Senate Page Residence, as established by
section 4 of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1995 (2 U.S.C.
88b–7).’’.¿
øSEC. 5. (a) Any payment for local and long distance telecommunications service provided to any user by the Sergeant at Arms and
Doorkeeper of the Senate shall cover the total invoiced amount, including any amount relating to separately identified toll calls, and
shall be charged to the appropriation for the fiscal year in which
the underlying base service period covered by the invoice ends.
(b) As used in subsection (a), the term ‘‘user’’ means any Senator,
Officer of the Senate, Committee, office, or entity provided telephone
equipment and services by the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper
of the Senate.¿
øSEC. 6. Section 4(b) of Public Law 103–283 is amended by inserting before ‘‘collected’’ the following: ‘‘(including donated moneys)’’.¿
øSEC. 7. Section 1 of Public Law 101–520 (2 U.S.C. 61g–6a) is
amended to read as follows:
‘‘SECTION 1. (a)(1) The Chairman of the Majority or Minority Policy
Committee of the Senate may, during any fiscal year, at his or her
election transfer funds from the appropriation account for salaries
for the Majority and Minority Policy Committees of the Senate, to
the account, within the contingent fund of the Senate, from which
expenses are payable for such committees.
‘‘(2) The Chairman of the Majority or Minority Policy Committee
of the Senate may, during any fiscal year, at his or her election
transfer funds from the appropriation account for expenses, within

the contingent fund of the Senate, for the Majority and Minority
Policy Committees of the Senate, to the account from which salaries
are payable for such committees.
‘‘(b)(1) The Chairman of the Majority or Minority Conference Committee of the Senate may, during any fiscal year, at his or her
election transfer funds from the appropriation account for salaries
for the Majority and Minority Conference Committees of the Senate,
to the account, within the contingent fund of the Senate, from which
expenses are payable for such committees.
‘‘(2) The Chairman of the Majority or Minority Conference Committee of the Senate may, during any fiscal year, at his or her election
transfer funds from the appropriation account for expenses, within
the contingent fund of the Senate, for the Majority and Minority
Conference Committees of the Senate, to the account from which
salaries are payable for such committees.
‘‘(c) Any funds transferred under this section shall be—
‘‘(1) available for expenditure by such committee in like manner
and for the same purposes as are other moneys which are available
for expenditure by such committee from the account to which the
funds were transferred; and
‘‘(2) made at such time or times as the Chairman shall specify
in writing to the Senate Disbursing Office.
‘‘(d) The Chairman of a committee transferring funds under this
section shall notify the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate
of the transfer.’’.
(b) The amendment made by this section shall take effect on October 1, 1995, and shall be effective with respect to fiscal years beginning on or after that date.¿ (Congressional Operations Appropriations
Act, 1996.)

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
SALARIES

AND

EXPENSES

For salaries and expenses of the House of Representatives,
ø$671,561,000¿ $738,108,000, as follows:
HOUSE LEADERSHIP OFFICES

For salaries and expenses, as authorized by law, ø$11,271,000¿
$11,889,000, including: Office of the Speaker, ø$1,478,000¿
$1,621,000, including $25,000 for official expenses of the Speaker;
Office of the Majority Floor Leader, ø$1,470,000¿ $1,561,000, including $10,000 for official expenses of the Majority Leader; Office of
the Minority Floor Leader, ø$1,480,000¿ $1,574,000, including
$10,000 for official expenses of the Minority Leader; Office of the
Majority Whip, including the Chief Deputy Majority Whip,
ø$928,000¿ $976,000, including $5,000 for official expenses of the
Majority Whip; Office of the Minority Whip, including the Chief Deputy Minority Whip, ø$918,000¿ $963,000, including $5,000 for official
expenses of the Minority Whip; Speaker’s Office for Legislative Floor
Activities, ø$376,000¿ $385,000; Republican Steering Committee,
ø$664,000¿
$681,000;
Republican
Conference,
ø$1,083,000¿
$1,146,000; Democratic Steering and Policy Committee, ø$1,181,000¿
$1,211,000; Democratic Caucus, ø$566,000¿ $616,000; and nine minority employees, ø$1,127,000¿ $1,155,000.
MEMBERS’ REPRESENTATIONAL ALLOWANCES
INCLUDING MEMBERS’ CLERK HIRE, OFFICIAL EXPENSES
MEMBERS, AND OFFICIAL MAIL

OF

For Members’ representational allowances, including Members’
clerk hire, official expenses, and official mail, ø$360,503,000¿
$398,898,000: Provided, That no such funds shall be used for the
purposes of sending unsolicited mass mailings within 90 days before
an election in which the Member is a candidate.
COMMITTEE EMPLOYEES
STANDING COMMITTEES, SPECIAL

AND

SELECT

For salaries and expenses of standing committees, special and select, authorized by House resolutions, ø$78,629,000¿ $80,524,000.
COMMITTEE

ON

APPROPRIATIONS

For salaries and expenses of the Committee on Appropriations,
ø$16,945,000¿ $18,430,000, including studies and examinations of executive agencies and temporary personal services for such committee,
to be expended in accordance with section 202(b) of the Legislative
Reorganization Act of 1946 and to be available for reimbursement
to agencies for services performed.

LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
SALARIES, OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES

For compensation and expenses of officers and employees, as authorized by law, ø$83,733,000¿ $101,989,000, including: for salaries
and expenses of the Office of the Clerk, including not to exceed
$1,000 for official representation and reception expenses,
ø$13,807,000¿ $14,844,000; for salaries and expenses of the Office
of the Sergeant at Arms, including the position of Superintendent
of Garages, and including not to exceed $750 for official representation and reception expenses, ø$3,410,000¿ $3,889,000; for salaries
and expenses of the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer,
ø$53,556,000¿ $70,464,000, including salaries, expenses and temporary personal services of House Information Resources,
ø$27,500,000¿ $27,285,000, of which ø$16,000,000¿ $21,285,000 is
provided herein: Provided, That House Information Resources is authorized to receive reimbursement from Members of the House of
Representatives and other governmental entities for services provided
and such reimbursement shall be deposited in the Treasury for credit
to this account; for salaries and expenses of the Office of the Inspector
General, ø$3,954,000¿ $4,048,000; øfor salaries and expenses of the
Office of Compliance, $858,000¿; Office of the Chaplain, ø$126,000¿
$128,000; for salaries and expenses of the Office of the Parliamentarian, including the Parliamentarian and $2,000 for preparing the Digest of Rules, ø$1,180,000¿ $1,036,000; for salaries and expenses
of the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the House, ø$1,700,000¿
$1,817,000; for salaries and expenses of the Office of the Legislative
Counsel of the House, ø$4,524,000¿ $4,763,000; and other authorized
employees, ø$618,000¿ $1,000,000.
ALLOWANCES AND EXPENSES

For allowances and expenses as authorized by House resolution
or law, ø$120,480,000¿ $126,378,000, including: supplies, materials,
administrative costs and Federal tort claims, ø$1,213,000¿
$2,301,000; official mail for committees, leadership offices, and administrative offices of the House, $1,000,000; reemployed øannuitants
reimbursements¿ annuitant reimbursement, ø$68,000¿ $71,000; Government contributions to employees’ life insurance fund, retirement
funds, Social Security fund, Medicare fund, health benefits fund, and
worker’s
and
unemployment
compensation,
ø$117,541,000¿
$122,365,000; and miscellaneous items including purchase, exchange,
maintenance, repair and operation of House motor vehicles,
interparliamentary receptions, and gratuities to heirs of deceased
employees of the House, ø$658,000¿ $641,000.
CHILD CARE CENTER

For salaries and expenses of the House of Representatives Child
Care Center, such amounts as are deposited in the account established by section 312(d)(1) of the Legislative Branch Appropriations
Act, 1992 (40 U.S.C. 184g(d)(1)), subject to the level specified in
the budget of the Center, as submitted to the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives.

øADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS¿
øSEC. 101. Effective with respect to fiscal years beginning with
fiscal year 1995, in the case of mail from outside sources presented
to the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives
(other than mail through the Postal Service and mail with postage
otherwise paid) for internal delivery in the House of Representatives,
the Chief Administrative Officer is authorized to collect fees equal
to the applicable postage. Amounts received by the Chief Administrative Officer as fees under the preceding sentence shall be deposited
in the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts.¿
øSEC. 102. Effective with respect to fiscal years beginning with
fiscal year 1995, amounts received by the Chief Administrative Officer
of the House of Representatives from the Administrator of General
Services for rebates under the Government Travel Charge Card Program shall be deposited in the Treasury as miscellaneous receipts.¿
øSEC. 103. The provisions of section 223(b) of House Resolution
6, One Hundred Fourth Congress, agreed to January 5 (legislative
day, January 4), 1995, establishing the Speaker’s Office for Legislative Floor Activities; House Resolution 7, One Hundred Fourth Congress, agreed to January 5 (legislative day, January 4), 1995, providing for the designation of certain minority employees; House Resolution 9, One Hundred Fourth Congress, agreed to January 5 (legislative day, January 4), 1995, providing amounts for the Republican
Steering Committee and the Democratic Policy Committee; House
Resolution 10, One Hundred Fourth Congress, agreed to January

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES—Continued

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5 (legislative day, January 4), 1995, providing for the transfer of
two employee positions; and House Resolution 113, One Hundred
Fourth Congress, agreed to March 10, 1995, providing for the transfer
of certain employee positions shall each be the permanent law with
respect thereto.¿
øSEC. 104. (a) The five statutory positions specified in subsection
(b), subsection (c), and subsection (d) are transferred from the House
Republican Conference to the Republican Steering Committee.
(b) The first two of the five positions referred to in subsection
(a) are—
(1) the position established for the chief deputy majority whip
by subsection (a) of the first section of House Resolution 393, Ninety-fifth Congress, agreed to March 31, 1977, as enacted into permanent law by section 115 of the Legislative Branch Appropriation
Act, 1978 (2 U.S.C. 74a–3); and
(2) the position established for the chief deputy majority whip
by section 102(a)(4) of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act,
1990;
both of which positions were transferred to the majority leader by
House Resolution 10, One Hundred Fourth Congress, agreed to January 5 (legislative day, January 4), 1995, as enacted into permanent
law by section 103 of this Act, and both of which positions were
further transferred to the House Republican Conference by House
Resolution 113, One Hundred Fourth Congress, agreed to March 10,
1995, as enacted into permanent law by section 103 of this Act.
(c) The second two of the five positions referred to in subsection
(a) are the two positions established by section 103(a)(2) of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1986.
(d) The fifth of the five positions referred to in subsection (a)
is the position for the House Republican Conference established by
House Resolution 625, Eighty-ninth Congress, agreed to October 22,
1965, as enacted into permanent law by section 103 of the Legislative
Branch Appropriation Act, 1967.
(e) The transfers under this section shall take effect on the date
of the enactment of this Act.¿
øSEC. 105. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, or any
rule, regulation, or other authority, travel for studies and examinations under section 202(b) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of
1946 (2 U.S.C. 72a(b)) shall be governed by applicable laws or regulations of the House of Representatives or as promulgated from time
to time by the Chairman of the Committee on Appropriations of
the House of Representatives.
(b) Subsection (a) shall take effect on the date of the enactment
of this Act and shall apply to travel performed on or after that
date.¿
øSEC. 106. (a) Notwithstanding the paragraph under the heading
‘‘GENERAL PROVISION’’ in chapter XI of the Third Supplemental Appropriation Act, 1957 (2 U.S.C. 102a) or any other provision of law,
effective on the date of the enactment of this section, unexpended
balances in accounts described in subsection (b) are withdrawn, with
unpaid obligations to be liquidated in the manner provided in the
second sentence of that paragraph.
(b) The accounts referred to in subsection (a) are the House of
Representatives legislative service organization revolving accounts
under section 311 of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1994
(2 U.S.C. 96a).¿
øSEC. 107. (a) Each fund and account specified in subsection (b)
shall be available only to the extent provided in appropriations Acts.
(b) The funds and accounts referred to in subsection (a) are—
(1) the revolving fund for the House Barber Shops, established
by the paragraph under the heading ‘‘HOUSE BARBER SHOPS REVOLVING FUND’’ in the matter relating to the House of Representatives in chapter III of title I of the Supplemental Appropriations
Act, 1975 (Public Law 93–554; 88 Stat. 1776);
(2) the revolving fund for the House Beauty Shop, established
by the matter under the heading ‘‘HOUSE BEAUTY SHOP’’ in the
matter relating to administrative provisions for the House of Representatives in the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1970
(Public Law 91–145; 83 Stat. 347);
(3) the special deposit account established for the House of Representatives Restaurant by section 208 of the First Supplemental
Civil Functions Appropriation Act, 1941 (40 U.S.C. 174k note); and
(4) the revolving fund established for the House Recording Studio
by section 105(g) of the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1957
(2 U.S.C. 123b(g)).
(c) This section shall take effect on October 1, 1995, and shall
apply with respect to fiscal years beginning on or after that date.¿

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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES—Continued

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 1997

JOINT ITEMS

øADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS¿—Continued
øSEC. 107A. For fiscal year 1996, subject to the direction of the
Committee on House Oversight of the House of Representatives, of
the total amount deposited in the account referred to in section
107(b)(3) of this Act from vending operations of the House of Representatives Restaurant System, the cost of goods sold shall be available to pay the cost of inventory for such operations.¿
øSEC. 108. The House Employees Position Classification Act (2
U.S.C. 291, et seq.) is amended—
(1) in section 3(1), by striking out ‘‘Doorkeeper, and the Postmaster,’’ and inserting in lieu thereof ‘‘Chief Administrative Officer,
and the Inspector General’’;
(2) in the first sentence of section 4(b), by striking out ‘‘Doorkeeper, and the Postmaster,’’ and inserting in lieu thereof ‘‘Chief
Administrative Officer, and the Inspector General’’;
(3) in section 5(b)(1), by striking out ‘‘Doorkeeper, and the Postmaster’’ and inserting in lieu thereof ‘‘Chief Administrative Officer,
and the Inspector General’’; and
(4) in the first sentence of section 5(c), by striking out ‘‘Doorkeeper, and the Postmaster,’’ and inserting in lieu thereof ‘‘Chief
Administrative Officer, and the Inspector General’’.¿
øSEC. 109. (a) Upon the approval of the appropriate employing
authority, an employee of the House of Representatives who is separated from employment, may be paid a lump sum for the accrued
annual leave of the employee. The lump sum—
(1) shall be paid in an amount not more than the lesser of—
(A) the amount of the monthly pay of the employee, as determined by the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives; or
(B) the amount equal to the monthly pay of the employee,
as determined by the Chief Administrative Officer of the House
of Representatives, divided by 30, and multiplied by the number
of days of the accrued annual leave of the employee;
(2) shall be paid—
(A) for clerk hire employees, from the clerk hire allowance
of the Member;
(B) for committee employees, from amounts appropriated for
committees; and
(C) for other employees, from amounts appropriated to the
employing authority; and
(3) shall be based on the rate of pay in effect with respect to
the employee on the last day of employment of the employee.
(b) The Committee on House Oversight shall have authority to
prescribe regulations to carry out this section.
(c) As used in this section, the term ‘‘employee of the House of
Representatives’’ means an employee whose pay is disbursed by the
Clerk of the House of Representatives or the Chief Administrative
Officer of the House of Representatives, as applicable, except that
such term does not include a uniformed or civilian support employee
under the Capitol Police Board.
(d) Payments under this section may be made with respect to
separations from employment taking place after June 30, 1995.¿
øSEC. 110. (a)(1) Effective on the date of the enactment of this
Act, the allowances for office personnel and equipment for certain
Members of the House of Representatives, as adjusted through the
day before the date of the enactment of this Act, are further adjusted
as specified in paragraph (2).
(2) The further adjustments referred to in paragraph (1) are as
follows:
(A) The allowance for the majority leader is increased by
$167,532.
(B) The allowance for the majority whip is decreased by $167,532.
(b)(1) Effective on the date of the enactment of this Act, the House
of Representatives allowances referred to in paragraph (2), as adjusted through the day before the date of the enactment of this
Act, are further adjusted, or are established, as the case may be,
as specified in paragraph (2).
(2) The further adjustments and the establishment referred to in
paragraph (1) are as follows:
(A) The allowance for the Republican Conference is increased
by $134,491.
(B) The allowance for the Republican Steering Committee is established at $66,995.
(C) The allowance for the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee is increased by $201,430.
(D) The allowance for the Democratic Caucus is increased by
$56.¿ (Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 1996.)

For Joint Committees, as follows:
JOINT COMMITTEE

ON

INAUGURAL CEREMONIES

OF

1997

For construction of platform and seating stands and for salaries
and expenses of conducting the inaugural ceremonies of the President
and Vice President of the United States in January, 1997, $950,000,
to be disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate and to remain available
until September 30, 1997: Provided, That such funds shall be available for payment, on a direct or reimbursable basis, for such purposes
whether incurred on, before, or after, October 1, 1996.

JOINT ECONOMIC COMMITTEE

For salaries and expenses of the Joint Economic Committee,
$3,000,000, to be disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate.

JOINT COMMITTEE ON PRINTING

For salaries and expenses of the Joint Committee on Printing,
ø$750,000¿ $777,000, to be disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate.

JOINT COMMITTEE ON TAXATION

For salaries, øand¿ expenses, and Government contributions to employees’ benefits funds of the Joint Committee on Taxation,
ø$5,116,000¿ $7,716,000, to be disbursed by the øClerk¿ Chief Administrative Officer of the House.

For other joint items, as follows:
OFFICE OF THE ATTENDING PHYSICIAN

For medical supplies, equipment, and contingent expenses of the
emergency rooms, and for the Attending Physician and his assistants,
including (1) an allowance of $1,500 per month to the Attending
Physician; (2) an allowance of $500 per month each to two medical
officers while on duty in the Attending Physician’s office; (3) an
allowance of $500 per month to one assistant and $400 per month
each to not to exceed nine assistants on the basis heretofore provided
for such assistance; and (4) ø$852,000¿ $867,000 for reimbursement
to the Department of the Navy for expenses incurred for staff and
equipment assigned to the Office of the Attending Physician, which
shall be advanced and credited to the applicable appropriation or
appropriations from which such salaries, allowances, and other expenses are payable and shall be available for all the purposes thereof,
ø$1,260,000¿ $1,225,000, to be disbursed by the øClerk¿ Chief Administrative Officer of the House.

CAPITOL POLICE BOARD
CAPITOL POLICE
SALARIES

For the Capitol Police Board for salaries, including overtime, hazardous duty pay differential, clothing allowance of not more than
$600 each for members required to wear civilian attire, and Government contributions to employees’ benefits funds, as authorized by
law, of officers, members, and employees of the Capitol Police,
ø$70,132,000¿ $76,394,000, of which ø$34,213,000¿ $37,286,000 is
provided to the Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives,
to be disbursed by the øClerk¿ Chief Administrative Officer of the
House, and ø$35,919,000¿ $39,108,000 is provided to the Sergeant
at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, to be disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate: Provided, That, of the amounts appropriated
under this heading, such amounts as may be necessary may be transferred between the Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives
and the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, upon approval of the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate.
GENERAL EXPENSES

For the Capitol Police Board for necessary expenses of the Capitol
Police, including motor vehicles, communications and other equip-

OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE
Federal Funds

LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
ment, security equipment and installation, uniforms, weapons, supplies, materials, training, medical services, forensic services, stenographic services, personal and professional services, the employee assistance program, not more than ø$2,000¿ $4,000 for the awards
program, postage, telephone service, travel advances, relocation of
instructor and liaison personnel for the Federal Law Enforcement
Training Center, and $85 per month for extra services performed
for the Capitol Police Board by an employee of the Sergeant at Arms
of the Senate or the House of Representatives designated by the
Chairman of the Board, ø$2,560,000¿ $7,606,000, to be disbursed
by the øClerk¿ Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives: Provided, That, notwithstanding any other provision of
law, the cost of basic training for the Capitol Police at the Federal
Law Enforcement Training Center for fiscal year ø1996¿ 1997 shall
be paid by the Secretary of the Treasury from funds available to
the Department of the Treasury.

19

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
1995 actual

Identification code 09–1200–0–1–801

1996 est.

1997 est.

10.00

Obligations by program activity:
Total obligations ............................................................ ...................

3

3

22.00
23.95

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
New budget authority (gross) ........................................ ...................
New obligations ............................................................. ...................

3
–3

3
–3

40.00
42.00

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Appropriation .................................................................. ...................
Transferred from other accounts ................................... ...................

43.00

Appropriation (total) .................................................. ...................

3

3

70.00

Total new budget authority (gross) .......................... ...................

3

3

73.10
73.20

Change in unpaid obligations:
New obligations ............................................................. ...................
Total outlays (gross) ...................................................... ...................

3
–3

3
–3

86.90

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority .............................. ...................

3

3

87.00

Total outlays (gross) ................................................. ...................

3

3

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................ ...................
Outlays ........................................................................... ...................

3
3

3
3

2
3
1 ...................

ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISION

SEC. ø111¿ 101. Amounts appropriated for fiscal year ø1996¿ 1997
for the Capitol Police Board under the heading ‘‘CAPITOL POLICE’’
may be transferred between the headings ‘‘SALARIES’’ and ‘‘GENERAL
EXPENSES’’, upon approval of the Committees on Appropriations of
the Senate and the House of Representatives.

CAPITOL GUIDE SERVICE

AND

SPECIAL SERVICES OFFICE

For salaries and expenses of the Capitol Guide Service and Special
Services Office, $1,991,000, to be disbursed by the Secretary of the
Senate: Provided, That none of these funds shall be used to employ
more than forty individuals: Provided further, That the Capitol Guide
Board is authorized, during emergencies, to employ not more than
two additional individuals for not more than one hundred twenty
days each, and not more than ten additional individuals for not
more than six months each, for the Capitol Guide Service.

STATEMENTS

OF

APPROPRIATIONS

For the preparation, under the direction of the Committees on
Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives, of
the statements for the øfirst¿ second session of the One Hundred
Fourth Congress, showing appropriations made, indefinite appropriations, and contracts authorized, together with a chronological history
of the regular appropriations bills as required by law, $30,000, to
be paid to the persons designated by the chairmen of such committees
to supervise the work.

øADMINISTRATIVE PROVISION¿
øSEC. 112. Section 310 of the Legislative Branch Appropriations
Act, 1990 (2 U.S.C. 130e), is amended—
(1) by striking out ‘‘Clerk’’ and inserting in lieu thereof ‘‘Sergeant at Arms’’; and
(2) by striking out ‘‘Librarian of Congress’’ and inserting in
lieu thereof ‘‘Architect of the Capitol’’.¿

The Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 (CAA) established an independent Office of Compliance to apply the rights
and protections of the following eleven labor and employment
statutes to covered employees within the legislative branch:
the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938, Title VII of the Civil
Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act of
1990, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967,
the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993, the Occupational
Safety and Health Act of 1970, chapter 71 of title 5 of the
U.S. Code (relating to Federal service labor-management relations), the Employee Polygraph Protection Act of 1988, the
Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, and chapter 43 of title 38 of the
U.S. Code (relating to veterans’ employment and reemployment).
The Office provides employees with an independent, neutral
dispute resolution process, as an alternative to the court system, through which they may pursue claims under the laws
applied by the CAA. The Office is headed by a five-member
Board of Directors, who are appointed jointly by the House
and Senate majority and minority leadership.
Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
1995 actual

Identification code 09–1200–0–1–801

OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE

1997 est.

AND

Personnel compensation: Full-time permanent ............. ...................
Advisory and assistance services .................................. ...................
Below reporting threshold .............................................. ...................

1
1
1

1
1
1

99.9

Federal Funds
General and special funds:
SALARIES

1996 est.

11.1
25.1
99.5

Total obligations ........................................................ ...................

3

3

EXPENSES

For salaries and expenses of the Office of Compliance, as authorized
by section 305 of Public Law 104–1, the Congressional Accountability
Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1385), ø$2,500,000¿ $3,268,000. øof which
$500,000 shall be transferred from the amount provided for salaries
and expenses of the Office of Compliance under the headings
‘‘HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES’’, ‘‘Salaries and Expenses’’, and
‘‘Salaries, Officers and Employees’’.¿ (Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 1996.)

Personnel Summary
Identification code 09–1200–0–1–801

1011

1995 actual

Total compensable workyears: Exempt Full-time equivalent employment ...................................................... ...................

1996 est.

18

1997 est.

23

øOFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT¿
øFederal Funds¿

20

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 1997

øOFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT¿
ƒFederal Funds≈
øGeneral and special funds:¿
øSALARIES

AND

13.0
23.2
25.5
99.5
99.9

EXPENSES¿

øFor salaries and expenses necessary to carry out the orderly closure of the Office of Technology Assessment, $3,615,000, of which
$150,000 shall remain available until September 30, 1997. Upon enactment of this Act, $2,500,000 of the funds appropriated under this
heading in Public Law 103–283 shall remain available until September 30, 1996: Provided, That none of the funds made available in
this Act shall be available for salaries or expenses of any employee
of the Office of Technology Assessment in excess of 17 employees
except for severance pay purposes.¿

Benefits for former personnel ........................................ ...................
1 ...................
Rental payments to others ............................................
2
1 ...................
Research and development contracts ...........................
2 ................... ...................
Below reporting threshold ..............................................
2 ................... ...................
Total obligations ........................................................

6 ...................

Personnel Summary
1995 actual

Identification code 09–0700–0–1–801

1011

Total compensable workyears: Exempt Full-time equivalent employment ......................................................

øADMINISTRATIVE

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)

19

183

1996 est.

1997 est.

25 ...................

PROVISIONS¿

86.90
86.93

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority ..............................
Outlays from current balances ......................................

18
4

6 ...................
2 ...................

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

22

8 ...................

øSEC. 113. Upon enactment of this Act all employees of the Office
of Technology Assessment for 183 days preceding termination of employment who are terminated as a result of the elimination of the
Office and who are not otherwise gainfully employed may continue
to be paid by the Office of Technology Assessment at their respective
salaries for a period not to exceed 60 calendar days following the
employee’s date of termination or until the employee becomes otherwise gainfully employed whichever is earlier. Any day for which a
former employee receives a payment under this section shall be counted as Federal service for purposes of determining entitlement to
benefits, including retirement, annual and sick leave earnings, and
health and life insurance. A statement in writing to the Director
of the Office of Technology Assessment or his designee by any such
employee that he was not gainfully employed during such period
or the portion thereof for which payment is claimed shall be accepted
as prima facie evidence that he was not so employed.¿
øSEC. 114. Notwithstanding the provisions of the Federal Property
and Administrative Services Act of 1949, as amended, or any other
provision of law, upon the abolition of the Office of Technology Assessment, all records and property of the Office (including the Unix system, all computer hardware and software, all library collections and
research materials, and all photocopying equipment), shall be under
the administrative control of the Architect of the Capitol. Not later
than December 31, 1995, the Architect shall submit a proposal to
transfer such records and property to appropriate support agencies
of the Legislative Branch which request such transfer, and shall
carry out such transfer subject to the approval of the Committees
on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate.¿
(Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 1996.)

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

21
21

6 ...................
8 ...................

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE

Identification code 09–0700–0–1–801

1995 actual

1996 est.

1997 est.

10.00

Obligations by program activity:
Total obligations ............................................................

19

22.00
22.30

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
New budget authority (gross) ........................................
Unobligated balance expiring ........................................

21
6 ...................
–2 ................... ...................

23.90
23.95

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
New obligations .............................................................

40.00
50.00
70.00

6 ...................

19
–19

6 ...................
–6 ...................

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Appropriation ..................................................................
21
Reappropriation .............................................................. ...................

4 ...................
2 ...................

Total new budget authority (gross) ..........................

21

6 ...................

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation .............................................................
73.10 New obligations .............................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation .............................................................

4
19
–22

2 ...................
6 ...................
–8 ...................

72.40

2 ................... ...................

The Congressional Office of Technology Assessment was
created by Public Law 92–484 to equip Congress with new
and effective means for securing competent, unbiased information concerning the physical, biological, economic, social,
and political effects of technological applications; and to serve
as an aid in the legislative assessment of matters pending
before Congress, particularly in those instances where the
Federal Government may be called upon to consider support
for, or management or regulation of, technological applications. Also included in this presentation are contributions and
donations, which are used in furtherance of the general purposes of the Technology Assessment Act of 1972 (Public Law
92–484; 2 U.S.C. 475(a)(5)).
The Office of Technology Assessment is not funded beyond
February 1996.
Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 09–0700–0–1–801

11.1
11.3

Personnel compensation:
Full-time permanent ..................................................
Other than full-time permanent ...............................

11.9
12.1

Total personnel compensation ..............................
Civilian personnel benefits ............................................

1995 actual

1996 est.

1997 est.

9
3 ...................
2 ................... ...................
11
2

3 ...................
1 ...................

Federal Funds
General and special funds:
SALARIES

AND

EXPENSES

For salaries and expenses necessary to carry out the provisions
of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (Public Law 93–344), including not to exceed $2,500 to be expended on the certification of the
Director of the Congressional Budget Office in connection with official
representation and reception expenses, ø$24,288,000¿ $24,775,000:
Provided, That none of these funds shall be available for the purchase
or hire of a passenger motor vehicle: øProvided further, That none
of the funds in this Act shall be available for salaries or expenses
of any employee of the Congressional Budget Office in excess of
232 full-time equivalent positions:¿ Provided further, That hereafter
any sale or lease of property, supplies, or services to the Congressional Budget Office shall be deemed to be a sale or lease of such
property, supplies, or services to the Congress subject to section 903
of Public Law 98–63: Provided further, That hereafter the Director
of the Congressional Budget Office shall have the authority, within
the limits of available appropriations, to dispose of surplus or obsolete
personal property by inter-agency transfer, donation, or discarding:
Provided further, That hereafter the Director shall have the authority
to make lump-sum payments to terminated employees for unused annual leave. (2 U.S.C. 601 et seq.; Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 1996.)

ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL
Federal Funds

LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
1995 actual

Identification code 08–0100–0–1–801

10.00

Obligations by program activity:
Total obligations ............................................................

21

ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL
1996 est.

1997 est.

Federal Funds
General and special funds:

21

24

OFFICE

25

OF THE

ARCHITECT

OF THE

CAPITOL

SALARIES

22.00
22.30

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
New budget authority (gross) ........................................
Unobligated balance expiring ........................................

23.90
23.95

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
New obligations .............................................................

New budget authority (gross), detail:
40.00 Appropriation ..................................................................
Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation .............................................................
73.10 New obligations .............................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation .............................................................

23
24
25
–2 ................... ...................
21
–21

24
–24

25
–25

For the Architect of the Capitol, the Assistant Architect of the
Capitol, and other personal services, at rates of pay provided by
law, ø$8,569,000¿ $8,714,000. (5 U.S.C. 5304, 5306, 5318, 5341–5344,
5346, 5349; 40 U.S.C. 161, 162, 162a, 166a–1, 166b–3b; 105 Stat.
459–460; 108 Stat. 1443–1447; Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 1996.)
TRAVEL

23

24

25

2
21
–21

2
24
–24

2
25
–25

2

2

Appropriations under the control of the Architect of the Capitol
shall be available for expenses of travel on official business not to
exceed in the aggregate under all funds the sum of $20,000. (Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 1996.)

2

72.40

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
1995 actual

Identification code 01–0100–0–1–801

1996 est.

1997 est.

10.00
19
2

22
2

23
2

87.00

21

24

9

9

9

22.00
23.95

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
New budget authority (gross) ........................................
New obligations .............................................................

9
–9

9
–9

9
–9

40.00

Outlays (gross), detail:
86.90 Outlays from new current authority ..............................
86.93 Outlays from current balances ......................................

Obligations by program activity:
Total obligations ............................................................

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Appropriation ..................................................................

9

9

9

73.10
73.20

Change in unpaid obligations:
New obligations .............................................................
Total outlays (gross) ......................................................

9
–9

9
–9

9
–9

86.90

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority ..............................

9

9

9

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

9

9

9

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

9
9

9
9

9
9

25

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

Net budget authority and outlays:
89.00 Budget authority ............................................................
90.00 Outlays ...........................................................................

23
21

24
24

25
25

The Congressional Budget Office was created by Title II
of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act
of 1974 (2 U.S.C. 601 et seq.) to provide assistance to Congress in fulfilling its responsibilities to ensure effective congressional control over the budgetary process; to determine
each year the appropriate level of Federal revenues and expenditures; and to establish national budget priorities.
Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
1995 actual

Identification code 08–0100–0–1–801

11.1
12.1
25.3
31.0
99.5
99.9

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
1996 est.

1997 est.

1995 actual

Identification code 01–0100–0–1–801

Personnel compensation: Full-time permanent .............
14
16
16
Civilian personnel benefits ............................................
4
4
4
Purchases of goods and services from Government
accounts ....................................................................
2
2
2
Equipment ......................................................................
1 ................... ...................
Below reporting threshold .............................................. ...................
2
3
Total obligations ........................................................

21

24

7
2

7
2

7
2

99.9

Total obligations ........................................................

9

9

9

Personnel Summary

25

Personnel Summary

1011

Total compensable workyears: Exempt Full-time equivalent employment ......................................................

1995 actual

214

1996 est.

232

1997 est.

Personnel compensation: Full-time permanent .............
Civilian personnel benefits ............................................

1995 actual

Identification code 01–0100–0–1–801

Identification code 08–0100–0–1–801

1996 est.

11.1
12.1

1997 est.

Total compensable workyears:
1005 Full-time equivalent of overtime and holiday hours
1011 Exempt Full-time equivalent employment .....................

6
148

1996 est.

2
148

1997 est.

2
141

232

CONTINGENT EXPENSES

øADMINISTRATIVE PROVISION¿
øSEC. 115. Section 8402(c) of title 5, United States Code, is amended—
(1) by redesignating paragraph (7) as paragraph (8); and
(2) by inserting after paragraph (6) the following:
‘‘(7) The Director of the Congressional Budget Office may exclude
from the operation of this chapter an employee under the Congressional Budget Office whose employment is temporary or intermittent.’’.¿ (Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 1996.)

To enable the Architect of the Capitol to make surveys and studies,
and to meet unforeseen expenses in connection with activities under
his care, $100,000. (Congressional Operations Appropriations Act,
1996.)
CAPITOL BUILDINGS

AND

GROUNDS

CAPITOL BUILDINGS

For all necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and operation
of the Capitol and electrical substations of the Senate and House
office buildings, under the jurisdiction of the Architect of the Capitol,
including furnishings and office equipment; including not to exceed
$1,000 for official reception and representation expenses, to be ex-

22

ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 1997
23.2
25.4
26.0

General and special funds—Continued
CAPITOL BUILDINGS

AND

GROUNDS—Continued

CAPITOL BUILDINGS—Continued

99.9

pended as the Architect of the Capitol may approve; purchase or
exchange, maintenance and operation of a passenger motor vehicle;
and attendance, when specifically authorized by the Architect of the
Capitol, at meetings or conventions in connection with subjects related to work under the Architect of the Capitol, including $300,000
to be made available upon enactment of this Act for development
and construction of a canine facility for the Capitol Police at the
site known as the Botanic Garden Nursery at D.C. Village,
ø$22,882,000¿ $23,679,000, of which $2,950,000 shall remain available until expended: øProvided, That hereafter expenses, based on
full cost recovery, for flying American flags and providing certification
services therefor shall be advanced or reimbursed upon request of
the Architect of the Capitol, and amounts so received shall be deposited into the Treasury.¿ Provided, That expenses based on full cost
recovery for flying American flags and providing certification services
therefor shall be advanced or reimbursed upon request of the Architect
of the Capitol, and amounts so received shall be deposited into the
Treasury to the credit of this appropriation and shall be available
for obligation during fiscal year 1997. (5 U.S.C. 5304, 5306, 5318,
5341–5344, 5346, 5349; 40 U.S.C. 162, 163, 163a, 166, 166a–1, 166b–
2, 166b–3b, 166f; 107 Stat. 1043–1044; 108 Stat. 1443–1447; Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 1996.)

10.00

Obligations by program activity:
Total obligations ............................................................

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance available, start of year:
Uninvested balance ...................................................
22.00 New budget authority (gross) ........................................
22.30 Unobligated balance expiring ........................................

1995 actual

24

1996 est.

1997 est.

29

25

40.00

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
New obligations .............................................................
Unobligated balance available, end of year:
Uninvested balance ...................................................
New budget authority (gross), detail:
Appropriation ..................................................................

Change in unpaid obligations:
72.40 Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation .............................................................
73.10 New obligations .............................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation .............................................................

10
8
2
23
23
24
–1 ................... ...................
32
–24

31
–29

8

23

1995 actual

Identification code 01–0105–0–1–801

Total compensable workyears:
1005 Full-time equivalent of overtime and holiday hours
1011 Exempt Full-time equivalent employment .....................

23

24

1
10
1

29

25

25
231

1996 est.

1997 est.

22
231

21
219

CAPITOL GROUNDS

For all necessary expenses for care and improvement of grounds
surrounding the Capitol, the Senate and House office buildings, and
the Capitol Power Plant, ø$5,143,000¿ $5,020,000, of which $25,000
shall remain available until expended. (5 U.S.C. 5304, 5306, 5318,
5341–5344, 5346, 5349; 40 U.S.C. 162, 166a–1, 166b–3b, 184a, 193a,
223; 108 Stat. 1443–1447; Congressional Operations Appropriations
Act, 1996.)
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
1995 actual

1996 est.

1997 est.

Obligations by program activity:
Total obligations ............................................................

5

6

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance available, start of year:
Uninvested balance ...................................................
22.00 New budget authority (gross) ........................................

1
5

1 ...................
5
5

5

21.40

23.90
23.95
24.40

26
–25

2 ...................

24

1
15
1

Personnel Summary

10.00

21.40

23.90
23.95
24.40

Total obligations ........................................................

Identification code 01–0108–0–1–801

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 01–0105–0–1–801

Rental payments to others ............................................
1
Operation and maintenance of facilities ......................
11
Supplies and materials ................................................. ...................

40.00

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
New obligations .............................................................
Unobligated balance available, end of year:
Uninvested balance ...................................................
New budget authority (gross), detail:
Appropriation ..................................................................

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation .............................................................
73.10 New obligations .............................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation .............................................................

6
–5

6
–6

5
–5

1 ................... ...................

5

5

5

1
5
–5

1
6
–5

1
5
–5

1

1

1

72.40

11
24
–25

11
29
–37

2
25
–25

11

2

2

86.90
86.93

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority ..............................
Outlays from current balances ......................................

4
1

4
1

4
1

86.90
86.93

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority ..............................
Outlays from current balances ......................................

17
8

21
16

21
4

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

5

5

5

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

25

37

25

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

5
5

5
5

5
5

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

23
25

23
37

24
25

Included in this presentation are ‘‘Contingent expenses’’ and
‘‘Alterations and improvements, buildings and grounds, to provide facilities for the physically handicapped.’’

1995 actual

1995 actual

Identification code 01–0108–0–1–801

1996 est.

1997 est.

1996 est.

11.1
12.1
25.2

Personnel compensation: Full-time permanent .............
Civilian personnel benefits ............................................
Other services ................................................................

3
1
1

3
1
2

3
1
1

99.9

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 01–0105–0–1–801

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)

Total obligations ........................................................

5

6

5

1997 est.

Personnel Summary

11.1
11.5

Personnel compensation:
Full-time permanent ..................................................
Other personnel compensation ..................................

6
1

6
1

6
1

Identification code 01–0108–0–1–801

11.9
12.1
13.0

Total personnel compensation ..............................
Civilian personnel benefits ............................................
Benefits for former personnel ........................................

7
4
1

7
4
1

7
5
1

1005
1011

Total compensable workyears:
Full-time equivalent of overtime and holiday hours
Exempt Full-time equivalent employment .....................

1995 actual

7
80

1996 est.

6
80

1997 est.

5
76

ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
22.00
22.30

New budget authority (gross) ........................................
Unobligated balance expiring ........................................

23.90
23.95
24.40

CAPITOL COMPLEX SECURITY ENHANCEMENTS

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
New obligations .............................................................
Unobligated balance available, end of year:
Uninvested balance ...................................................

23

47
42
40
–2 ................... ...................

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 01–0160–0–1–801

1995 actual

1996 est.

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance available, start of year:
Uninvested balance ...................................................
4
22.00 New budget authority (gross) ........................................ ...................

1997 est.

55
–50

47
–45

5

41
–41

1 ...................

21.40

23.90
24.40

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Unobligated balance available, end of year:
Uninvested balance ...................................................

4 ...................
–4 ...................

4 ................... ...................

40.00

4 ................... ...................

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Transferred to other accounts ....................................... ...................

73.10

Change in unpaid obligations:
New obligations ............................................................. ................... ................... ...................

–4 ...................

Outlays (gross), detail:
87.00 Total outlays (gross) ...................................................... ................... ................... ...................
Net budget authority and outlays:
89.00 Budget authority ............................................................ ...................
–4 ...................
90.00 Outlays ........................................................................... ................... ................... ...................

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation .............................................................
73.10 New obligations .............................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
73.40 Adjustments in expired accounts ..................................
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation .............................................................

40

1995 actual

7
12
4
50
45
41
–45
–53
–41
1 ................... ...................
12

4

4

86.90
86.93

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority ..............................
Outlays from current balances ......................................

38
6

37
16

35
5

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

45

53

41

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

47
44

42
53

40
41

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
1996 est.

1995 actual

Identification code 01–0123–0–1–801

1997 est.

11.1
11.5

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance available, start of year:
Uninvested balance ...................................................
22.00 New budget authority (gross) ........................................
21.40

4 ................... ...................
–4 ................... ...................

Total budgetary resources available for obligation ................... ................... ...................

41.00

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Transferred to other accounts .......................................

73.10

Change in unpaid obligations:
New obligations ............................................................. ................... ................... ...................

86.90
87.00

Total outlays (gross) ................................................. ................... ................... ...................

Personnel compensation:
Full-time permanent ..................................................
Other personnel compensation ..................................

11.9
12.1
23.3
25.4
26.0
31.0
99.5

Total personnel compensation ..............................
19
Civilian personnel benefits ............................................
4
Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous charges
8
Operation and maintenance of facilities ......................
16
Supplies and materials .................................................
1
Equipment ......................................................................
2
Below reporting threshold .............................................. ...................

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority .............................. ................... ................... ...................

89.00
90.00

42

This presentation includes the Senate restaurant fund.

WEST CENTRAL FRONT OF THE CAPITOL

23.90

47

72.40

41.00

Identification code 01–0109–0–1–801

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Appropriation ..................................................................

–4 ................... ...................

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
–4 ................... ...................
Outlays ........................................................................... ................... ................... ...................

99.9

16
3

Total obligations ........................................................

50

1996 est.

17
3

1997 est.

16
3

20
19
4
4
8
8
11
7
1
2
2
1
–1 ...................
45

41

Personnel Summary
Identification code 01–0123–0–1–801

1995 actual

Total compensable workyears:
1005 Full-time equivalent of overtime and holiday hours
1011 Exempt Full-time equivalent employment .....................

60
662

1996 est.

55
662

1997 est.

52
629

HOUSE OFFICE BUILDINGS
SENATE OFFICE BUILDINGS

For all necessary expenses for maintenance, care and operation
of Senate Office Buildings; and furniture and furnishings to be expended under the control and supervision of the Architect of the
Capitol, ø$41,757,000¿ $39,640,000, of which ø$4,850,000¿ $3,200,000
shall remain available until expended. (5 U.S.C. 5304, 5306, 5318,
5341–5344, 5346, 5349; 40 U.S.C. 166a–1, 166b–2, 166b–3b, 174b,
174b–1, 174c, 174j–1, 174j–8, 185a; 86 Stat. 443; 88 Stat. 206; 89
Stat. 832–833; 104 Stat. 2267; 105 Stat. 459–460; 106 Stat. 849–
850; 107 Stat. 267–268; 108 Stat. 1443–1447; Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 1996.)

For all necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and operation
of the House office buildings, ø$33,001,000¿ $32,556,000, of which
ø$5,261,000¿ $4,825,000 shall remain available until expended. (5
U.S.C. 5304, 5306, 5318, 5341–5344, 5346, 5349; 40 U.S.C. 166a–
1, 166b–2, 166b–3b, 174k, 175; 45 Stat. 1071–1072; 69 Stat. 41–
42; 86 Stat. 222; 87 Stat. 1079; 89 Stat. 12; 95 Stat. 64; 102 Stat.
2170; 105 Stat. 460; 108 Stat. 1443–1447; Congressional Operations
Appropriations Act, 1996.)
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 01–0127–0–1–801

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 01–0123–0–1–801

1995 actual

1996 est.

10.00

1997 est.

Obligations by program activity:
10.00 Total obligations ............................................................

50

45

41

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance available, start of year:
Uninvested balance ...................................................

10

5

1

21.40

Obligations by program activity:
Total obligations ............................................................

1995 actual

39

1996 est.

36

1997 est.

33

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance available, start of year:
Uninvested balance ...................................................
22.00 New budget authority (gross) ........................................
22.30 Unobligated balance expiring ........................................

3
4
1
41
33
33
–1 ................... ...................

23.90

43

21.40

Total budgetary resources available for obligation

37

34

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ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 1997
51; 46 Stat. 583–584; 50 Stat. 9–10; 52 Stat. 392; 62 Stat. 1028–
1029; 63 Stat. 933–934; 68 Stat. 803; 69 Stat. 41; 79 Stat. 987;
85 Stat. 637; 86 Stat. 1510; 91 Stat. 1374; 95 Stat. 1672; 102 Stat.
2170, 2331; 103 Stat. 1280–1282; 108 Stat. 1443–1447; Congressional
Operations Appropriations Act, 1996.)

General and special funds—Continued
CAPITOL BUILDINGS

AND

GROUNDS—Continued

HOUSE OFFICE BUILDINGS—Continued

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)—Continued
1995 actual

Identification code 01–0127–0–1–801

23.95
24.40

New obligations .............................................................
Unobligated balance available, end of year:
Uninvested balance ...................................................

1996 est.

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)

1997 est.

–39

–36

–33

4

1

Identification code 01–0133–0–1–801

1

1995 actual

1996 est.

1997 est.

00.01
01.01
41

Change in unpaid obligations:
72.40 Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation .............................................................
73.10 New obligations .............................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation .............................................................

33

Obligations by program activity:
Direct program ...............................................................
Reimbursable program ..................................................

30
3

33
4

31
4

10.00

New budget authority (gross), detail:
40.00 Appropriation ..................................................................

Total obligations ........................................................

33

37

35

33

5
39
–34

9
36
–42

3
33
–33

9

3

3

86.90
86.93

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority ..............................
Outlays from current balances ......................................

29
5

29
13

29
4

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

34

42

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

41
34

33
42

33
33

23.90
23.95
24.40

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
New obligations .............................................................
Unobligated balance available, end of year:
Uninvested balance ...................................................

1
2 ...................
35
36
35
–2 ................... ...................
34
–33

38
–37

35
–35

33

89.00
90.00

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance available, start of year:
Uninvested balance ...................................................
22.00 New budget authority (gross) ........................................
22.30 Unobligated balance expiring ........................................
21.40

This presentation includes the House of Representatives
gymnasium fund.

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Current:
40.00
Appropriation .............................................................
40.36
Unobligated balance rescinded .................................

33
32
31
–1 ................... ...................

43.00

Appropriation (total) .............................................
Permanent:
Spending authority from offsetting collections: Offsetting collections (cash) .....................................

32

32

31

3

4

4

Total new budget authority (gross) ..........................

35

36

35

68.00

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
1995 actual

Identification code 01–0127–0–1–801

1996 est.

1997 est.

11.1
11.5

Personnel compensation:
Full-time permanent ..................................................
Other personnel compensation ..................................

19
3

18
2

17
3

11.9
12.1
25.4
26.0

Total personnel compensation ..............................
Civilian personnel benefits ............................................
Operation and maintenance of facilities ......................
Supplies and materials .................................................

22
5
11
1

20
5
10
1

20
5
7
1

99.9

Total obligations ........................................................

39

36

2 ................... ...................

70.00

33

Personnel Summary
1995 actual

Identification code 01–0127–0–1–801

1005
1011

Total compensable workyears:
Full-time equivalent of overtime and holiday hours
Exempt Full-time equivalent employment .....................

1996 est.

1997 est.

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation .............................................................
73.10 New obligations .............................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
73.40 Adjustments in expired accounts ..................................
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation .............................................................
72.40

86.90
86.93
86.97
87.00

50
722

32
722

30
686

4
3
4
33
37
35
–32
–36
–35
–1 ................... ...................
3

4

4

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority ..............................
29
Outlays from current balances ......................................
3
Outlays from new permanent authority ......................... ...................

28
5
3

29
4
2

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

32

36

35

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
88.00
Offsetting collections (cash) from: Federal sources

–3

–4

–4

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

32
29

32
33

31
31

CAPITOL POWER PLANT

For all necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and operation
of the Capitol Power Plant; lighting, heating, power (including the
purchase of electrical energy) and water and sewer services for the
Capitol, Senate and House office buildings, Library of Congress buildings, and the grounds about the same, Botanic Garden, Senate garage, and air conditioning refrigeration not supplied from plants in
any of such buildings; heating the Government Printing Office and
Washington City Post Office, and heating and chilled water for air
conditioning for the Supreme Court Building, Union Station complex,
Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building and the Folger Shakespeare Library, expenses for which shall be advanced or reimbursed
upon request of the Architect of the Capitol and amounts so received
shall be deposited into the Treasury to the credit of this appropriation, ø$31,518,000¿ $30,749,000: Provided, That not to exceed
$4,000,000 of the funds credited or to be reimbursed to this appropriation as herein provided shall be available for obligation during
fiscal year ø1996¿ 1997. (5 U.S.C. 5304, 5306, 5341–5344, 5346, 5349;
40 U.S.C. 166a–1, 185; 33 Stat. 479; 34 Stat. 36; 42 Stat. 767–
768; 44 Stat. 1262; 45 Stat. 1071–1072; 45 Stat. 1694–1696; 46 Stat.

89.00
90.00

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 01–0133–0–1–801

1995 actual

1996 est.

1997 est.

3
1

3
1

3
1

25.4
26.0

Direct obligations:
Personnel compensation: Full-time permanent ........
Civilian personnel benefits .......................................
Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous
charges .................................................................
Operation and maintenance of facilities ..................
Supplies and materials .............................................

21
1
4

24
2
3

23
1
3

99.0
99.0

Subtotal, direct obligations ..................................
Reimbursable obligations ..............................................

30
3

33
4

31
4

99.9

Total obligations ........................................................

33

37

35

11.1
12.1
23.3

ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
1011

Personnel Summary
1995 actual

Identification code 01–0133–0–1–801

Direct:
Total compensable workyears:
1005
Full-time equivalent of overtime and holiday hours
1011
Exempt Full-time equivalent employment .................
Reimbursable:
2011 Total compensable workyears: Exempt Full-time equivalent employment ......................................................

1996 est.

Exempt Full-time equivalent employment .....................

AND

4
82

3
77

JUDICIARY OFFICE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT

20

20

23.90
23.95
24.40

40.00

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
New obligations .............................................................
Unobligated balance available, end of year:
Uninvested balance ...................................................
New budget authority (gross), detail:
Appropriation ..................................................................

Change in unpaid obligations:
72.40 Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation .............................................................
73.10 New obligations .............................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation .............................................................

10

1995 actual

1996 est.

1997 est.

00.01
00.02

GROUNDS

1995 actual

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
21.40 Unobligated balance available, start of year:
Uninvested balance ...................................................
22.00 New budget authority (gross) ........................................

OPERATIONS FUND

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)

20

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)

Obligations by program activity:
Total obligations ............................................................

AND

(TECHNICAL ADJUSTMENT TO LEGISLATIVE BRANCH REQUEST)

For all necessary expenses for the mechanical and structural maintenance, care and operation of the Library buildings and grounds,
ø$12,428,000¿ $9,003,000, of which ø$3,710,000¿ $560,000 shall remain available until expended. (2 U.S.C. 141; 5 U.S.C. 5304, 5306,
5341–5344, 5346, 5349; 40 U.S.C. 166a–1; 46 Stat. 583–584; 79 Stat.
987; 105 Stat. 459–460; 107 Stat. 1043–1044; 108 Stat. 1443–1447;
Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1996.)

10.00

146

Intragovernmental funds:
4
82

STRUCTURAL AND MECHANICAL CARE

Identification code 01–0155–0–1–801

154

1997 est.

Identification code 01–4518–0–4–801

LIBRARY BUILDINGS

154

25

1996 est.

Obligations by program activity:
Project management ......................................................
Interest ...........................................................................

11
16

5
16

5
16

10.00

Total obligations ........................................................

27

21

21

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance available, start of year:
Uninvested balance ...................................................
22.00 New budget authority (gross) ........................................

541
20

534
21

534
21

561
–27

555
–21

555
–21

534

534

534

21
–1

22
–1

23
–2

Spending authority from offsetting collections
(total) ................................................................

20

21

21

21.40

23.90
23.95
24.40

1997 est.

20

12

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
New obligations .............................................................
Unobligated balance available, end of year:
Uninvested balance ...................................................

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Spending authority from offsetting collections:
68.00
Offsetting collections (cash) .....................................
68.47
Portion applied to debt reduction .............................

8
12

10
13

3
9

68.90

20
–10

23
–20

12
–12

70.00

Total new budget authority (gross) ..........................

20

21

21

3 ...................

73.10
73.20

Change in unpaid obligations:
New obligations .............................................................
Total outlays (gross) ......................................................

27
–27

21
–21

21
–21

86.97
86.98

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new permanent authority .........................
Outlays from permanent balances ................................

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

27

21

21

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
Offsetting collections (cash) from:
Federal sources:
88.00
Federal sources—Lease Payment ....................
88.00
Federal sources—Project Management ...........

–17
–4

–17
–5

–17
–5

88.90

Total, offsetting collections (cash) ..................

–21

–22

–22

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

–1
7

–1
–1

–1
–1

10

12

13

9

10
10
–11

8
20
–27

1
12
–12

8

1

1

86.90
86.93

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority ..............................
Outlays from current balances ......................................

8
3

11
17

8
2

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

11

27

20
21
21
7 ................... ...................

12

Net budget authority and outlays:
89.00 Budget authority ............................................................
90.00 Outlays ...........................................................................

12
11

13
27

9
12

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
1995 actual

Identification code 01–0155–0–1–801

11.1
11.5

Personnel compensation:
Full-time permanent ..................................................
Other personnel compensation ..................................

5
1

11.9
12.1
25.4
26.0

Total personnel compensation ..............................
Civilian personnel benefits ............................................
Operation and maintenance of facilities ......................
Supplies and materials .................................................

6
1
2
1

99.9

Total obligations ........................................................

10

1996 est.

1997 est.

5
1

5
1

6
6
1
1
12
5
1 ...................
20

12

Personnel Summary
Identification code 01–0155–0–1–801

Total compensable workyears:
1005 Full-time equivalent of overtime and holiday hours

1995 actual

17

1996 est.

15

1997 est.

14

The Judiciary Office Building Development Act, Public Law
100–480, among other purposes, authorizes the Architect of
the Capitol to contract for the design and construction of
a building adjacent to Union Station in the District of Columbia to be leased to the Judicial Branch of the United States.
This schedule reflects the costs associated with the construction of the building. Costs of construction were financed by
an initial $125 million of Federal agency debt (sales price
less unamortized discount) issued in 1989.
Estimates prepared by the Legislative Branch assumed the
financial arrangements to be a lease-purchase, which would
distribute outlays associated with acquisition of the building
over a period of thirty years. However, the arrangements
involve federally guaranteed financing and other characteristics that make them substantively the same as direct federal
construction, financed by direct federal borrowing. Because
estimated expenditures of the Legislative Branch are required
to be included in the budget as submitted and without

26

ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 1997

Intragovernmental funds—Continued

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)

JUDICIARY OFFICE BUILDING DEVELOPMENT
FUND—Continued

AND

OPERATIONS

1995 actual

Identification code 09–0200–0–1–801

1996 est.

1997 est.

11.1
12.1

Continued

change, this separate schedule is included as an adjustment
to reflect direct construction costs and associated interest
costs, consistent with standard budget concepts and scoring
conventions.
Estimates shown are consistent with the requirements of
the Budget Enforcement Act and are presented with the
agreement of the Budget and Appropriations Committees.

5
1

2
1

2
1

99.9

(TECHNICAL ADJUSTMENT TO LEGISLATIVE BRANCH REQUEST)—

Personnel compensation: Full-time permanent .............
Civilian personnel benefits ............................................
Total obligations ........................................................

6

3

3

Personnel Summary
1995 actual

Identification code 09–0200–0–1–801

1005
1011

Total compensable workyears:
Full-time equivalent of overtime and holiday hours
Exempt Full-time equivalent employment .....................

4
52

1996 est.

1997 est.

4
52

3
49

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
1995 actual

Identification code 01–4518–0–4–801

1996 est.

1997 est.

Trust Funds

25.2
43.0
99.0

Other services ................................................................
Interest and dividends ...................................................
Subtotal, reimbursable obligations ...............................

11
16
27

5
16
21

99.9

Total obligations ........................................................

27

21

21

GIFTS

5
16
21

Balance, start of year:
Balance, start of year ....................................................
Receipts:
02.01 Botanic Garden ..............................................................
Appropriation:
05.01 Botanic Garden: Gifts and donations ............................
07.99 Total balance, end of year ............................................

BOTANIC GARDEN
Federal Funds
General and special funds:
AND

DONATIONS

Identification code 09–8292–0–7–801

01.99

SALARIES

AND

Unavailable Collections (in millions of dollars)

EXPENSES

1995 actual

1996 est.

1997 est.

................... ................... ...................
...................

2

2

...................
–2
–2
................... ................... ...................

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)

For all necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and operation
of the Botanic Garden and the nurseries, buildings, grounds, and
collections; and purchase and exchange, maintenance, repair, and
operation of a passenger motor vehicle; all under the direction of
the Joint Committee on the Library, ø$3,053,000¿ $2,902,000. (5
U.S.C. 5304, 5306, 5341–5344, 5346, 5349; 40 U.S.C. 166a–1, 216,
216b, 216c; 108 Stat. 1443–1447; Legislative Branch Appropriations
Act, 1996.)

Identification code 09–8292–0–7–801

1995 actual

1996 est.

1997 est.

10.00

Obligations by program activity:
Total obligations (object class 25.2) ............................ ...................

2

2

22.00
23.95

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
New budget authority (gross) ........................................ ...................
New obligations ............................................................. ...................

2
–2

2
–2

60.27

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Appropriation (trust fund, indefinite) ............................ ...................

2

2

73.10
73.20

Change in unpaid obligations:
New obligations ............................................................. ...................
Total outlays (gross) ...................................................... ...................

2
–2

2
–2

86.97

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new permanent authority ......................... ...................

2

2

87.00

Total outlays (gross) ................................................. ...................

2

2

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................ ...................
Outlays ........................................................................... ...................

2
2

2
2

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 09–0200–0–1–801

1995 actual

1996 est.

1997 est.

10.00

Obligations by program activity:
Total obligations ............................................................

6

3

3

22.00
23.95

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
New budget authority (gross) ........................................
New obligations .............................................................

7
–6

3
–3

3
–3

New budget authority (gross), detail:
40.00 Appropriation ..................................................................
42.00 Transferred from other accounts ...................................

3
3
3
4 ................... ...................

43.00

Appropriation (total) ..................................................

7

3

3

70.00

Total new budget authority (gross) ..........................

7

3

3

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation .............................................................
73.10 New obligations .............................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation .............................................................

1
6
–6

72.40

1 ...................
3
3
–4
–3

1 ................... ...................

86.90
86.93

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority ..............................
Outlays from current balances ......................................

5
1

3
3
1 ...................

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

6

4

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

7
4

3
4

3

3
3

Note.—A rescission of $4 million in 1995 budget authority contained in P.L. 104–19 was omitted from this
presentation. 1995 obligations are overstated by $3 million. Net outlays are not affected by this omission.

Pursuant to 40 U.S.C. 216c, as amended, the Architect of
the Capitol, subject to the direction of the Joint Committee
on the Library, is authorized to construct a National Garden
and to solicit and accept certain gifts on behalf of the United
States Botanic Garden for the purpose of constructing the
National Garden or for the general benefit of the Botanic
Garden and for the renovation of the Botanic Garden conservatory, to deposit such gifts funds in the Treasury of the United States and, subject to approval in appropriations Acts,
to obligate and expend such sums.
øADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS¿
øSEC. 201. (a) Section 201 of the Legislative Branch Appropriations
Act, 1993 (40 U.S.C. 216c note) is amended by striking out
‘‘$6,000,000’’ each place it appears and inserting in lieu thereof
‘‘$10,000,000’’.
(b) Section 307E(a)(1) of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act,
1989 (40 U.S.C. 216c(a)(1)) is amended by striking out ‘‘plans’’ and

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
Federal Funds

LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

Federal Funds
General and special funds:
AND

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 03–0101–0–1–503

Obligations by program activity:
Direct program:
00.01
Library services .........................................................
00.02
Constituent services ..................................................
00.03
Cultural affairs ..........................................................
00.04
Law library .................................................................
00.05
Management support services ..................................

1995 actual

1996 est.

1997 est.

98
137
143
30 ................... ...................
6 ................... ...................
6
6
6
70
69
77

00.91
01.01

Total direct program .............................................
Reimbursable program ..................................................

210
71

212
91

226
100

10.00

Total obligations ........................................................

281

303

326

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance available, start of year:
Uninvested balance ...................................................
22.00 New budget authority (gross) ........................................
22.30 Unobligated balance expiring ........................................
21.40

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
New obligations .............................................................
Unobligated balance available, end of year:
Uninvested balance ...................................................

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Current:
40.00
Appropriation .............................................................
Permanent:
Spending authority from offsetting collections:
68.00
Offsetting collections (cash) ................................
68.10
Change in orders on hand from Federal sources
68.90
70.00

37

39

39

72.99
73.10
73.20

Total unpaid obligations, start of year ................
New obligations .............................................................
Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
Unpaid obligations, end of year:
Obligated balance: Appropriation .............................
Orders on hand from Federal sources ......................

108
281
–275

112
303
–291

124
326
–312

73
39

85
39

99
39

Total unpaid obligations, end of year ..................

112

124

138

86.90
86.93
86.97
86.98

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority ..............................
Outlays from current balances ......................................
Outlays from new permanent authority .........................
Outlays from permanent balances ................................

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

275

291

312

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
Offsetting collections (cash) from:
88.00
Federal sources .....................................................
88.40
Non-Federal sources .............................................

–71
–6

–91
–8

–100
–8

88.90
88.95

Total, offsetting collections (cash) ..................
Change in orders on hand from Federal sources .........

–77
–99
–108
–2 ................... ...................

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

EXPENSES

For necessary expenses of the Library of Congress, not otherwise
provided for, including development and maintenance of the Union
Catalogs; custody and custodial care of the Library buildings; special
clothing; cleaning, laundering and repair of uniforms; clothing allowance of not more than $600 each for members of the Library of Congress Police Force required to wear civilian attire; preservation of
motion pictures in the custody of the Library; operation and maintenance of the American Folklife Center in the Library; preparation
and distribution of catalog cards and other publications of the Library; hire or purchase of one passenger motor vehicle; and expenses
of the Library of Congress Trust Fund Board not properly chargeable
to the income of any trust fund held by the Board, ø$211,664,000¿
$226,235,000, of which not more than $7,869,000 shall be derived
from collections credited to this appropriation during fiscal year
ø1996¿ 1997, and shall remain available until expended, under the
Act of June 28, 1902 (chapter 1301; 32 Stat. 480; 2 U.S.C. 150):
Provided, That the total amount available for obligation shall be
reduced by the amount by which collections are less than the
$7,869,000: Provided further, That of the total amount appropriated,
ø$8,458,000¿ $9,176,000 is to remain available until expended for
acquisition of books, periodicals, and newspapers, and all other materials including subscriptions for bibliographic services for the Library,
including $40,000 to be available solely for the purchase, when specifically approved by the Librarian, of special and unique materials
for additions to the collections. (2 U.S.C. 131–179; 5 U.S.C. 5102,
5305, 5318, 7901–7903; 17 U.S.C. 201–205; 20 U.S.C. 91, 2101–2107;
28 U.S.C. 2672; 44 U.S.C. 1718, 1719; Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1996.)

23.90
23.95
24.40

Orders on hand from Federal sources ......................

74.99

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

72.95

74.40
74.95

inserting in lieu thereof ‘‘plants’’.¿ (Legislative Branch Appropriations
Act, 1996.)

SALARIES

27

6
5
5
281
303
326
–1 ................... ...................
286
–281

308
–303

331
–326

5

5

218

77
99
108
2 ................... ...................

Spending authority from offsetting collections
(total) ...........................................................

79

99

108

Total new budget authority (gross) ..........................

281

303

326

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year:
72.40
Obligated balance: Appropriation .............................

71

73

85

204
192

218
204

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 03–0101–0–1–503

204

202
198

Personal services and necessary expenses to provide support
for the basic operations of the Library are financed from
this appropriation.
Library services.—Library Services has as its mission the
acquisition of materials; the cataloging, classification, and
preparation of materials for use; serving the public and maintaining and managing the Library’s universal collections,
which are the largest in the world; and the preservation of
materials for use now and in the future. It also develops,
produces, markets, and distributes the printed catalog cards,
cataloging data in machine-readable form, book catalogs, technical publications and selected bibliographies made available
from the automated data bases. It contributes directly to the
nation’s educational intellectual life through programs that
interpret the Library’s resources and promote the use of its
unparalleled collections. Library Services provides many basic
technical services to the Library of Congress as well as the
world’s research and library communities. Finally, this program coordinates Federal library and information resources.
Law library.—The Law Library is responsible for the custody, development, and service of the law collection of the
Library of Congress and functions as the foreign and international law research arm of the United States Congress.
Management support services.—This activity supports the
executive staff of the Office of the Librarian: budget and
finance; human resources; contracts and logistics; buildings
management; automation; and other centralized services. It
also includes rental of space off Capitol Hill.

5

202

163
167
179
40
42
44
50
82
89
22 ................... ...................

11.1
11.3
11.5
11.9
12.1
21.0
22.0
23.1
23.3
24.0
25.1

Direct obligations:
Personnel compensation:
Full-time permanent .............................................
Other than full-time permanent ...........................
Other personnel compensation .............................

1995 actual

1996 est.

1997 est.

123
1
2

130
1
1

138
1
1

Total personnel compensation .........................
126
Civilian personnel benefits .......................................
23
Travel and transportation of persons .......................
1
Transportation of things ........................................... ...................
Rental payments to GSA ...........................................
2
Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous
charges .................................................................
4
Printing and reproduction .........................................
5
Advisory and assistance services .............................
4

132
25
1
1
3

140
26
1
1
3

7
6
2

7
6
3

28

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 1997
Permanent:
Spending authority from offsetting collections: Offsetting collections (cash) .....................................

17

20

21

Total new budget authority (gross) ..........................

27

31

33

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation .............................................................
73.10 New obligations .............................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation .............................................................

2
26
–26

2
31
–31

2
33
–33

2

2

3

General and special funds—Continued
SALARIES

AND

68.00

EXPENSES—Continued

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)—Continued
1995 actual

Identification code 03–0101–0–1–503

25.2
25.3

70.00

1996 est.

1997 est.

72.40

7

6

9

25.4
25.7
26.0
31.0

Other services ............................................................
Purchases of goods and services from Government
accounts ................................................................
Operation and maintenance of facilities ..................
Operation and maintenance of equipment ...............
Supplies and materials .............................................
Equipment .................................................................

3
3
4
4
22

2
3
5
3
16

2
3
5
3
17

99.0
99.0
99.5

Subtotal, direct obligations ..................................
Reimbursable obligations ..............................................
Below reporting threshold ..............................................

208
70
3

212
89
2

226
97
3

86.90
86.93
86.97

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority ..............................
Outlays from current balances ......................................
Outlays from new permanent authority .........................

7
2
17

10
1
20

11
1
21

99.9

Total obligations ........................................................

281

303

326

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

26

31

33

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
88.40
Offsetting collections (cash) from: Non-Federal
sources ..................................................................

–17

–20

–21

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

10
9

11
11

12
12

Personnel Summary
1995 actual

Identification code 03–0101–0–1–503

Direct:
Total compensable workyears:
1005
Full-time equivalent of overtime and holiday hours
1011
Exempt Full-time equivalent employment .................
Reimbursable:
Total compensable workyears:
2005
Full-time equivalent of overtime and holiday hours
2011
Exempt Full-time equivalent employment .................

1996 est.

1997 est.

26
2,805

13
2,842

13
2,895

2
147

2
147

2
140

COPYRIGHT OFFICE
SALARIES AND EXPENSES

For necessary expenses of the Copyright Office, including publication of the decisions of the United States courts involving copyrights,
ø$30,818,000¿ $32,766,000, of which not more than ø$16,840,000¿
$17,340,000 shall be derived from collections credited to this appropriation during fiscal year ø1996¿ 1997 under 17 U.S.C. 708(c), and
not more than ø$2,990,000¿ $3,138,000 shall be derived from collections during fiscal year ø1996¿ 1997 under 17 U.S.C. 111(d)(2),
119(b)(2), 802(h), and 1005: Provided, That the total amount available
for obligation shall be reduced by the amount by which collections
are less than the ø$19,830,000¿ $20,478,000: Provided further, That
up to $100,000 of the amount appropriated is available for the maintenance of an ‘‘International Copyright Institute’’ in the Copyright
Office of the Library of Congress for the purpose of training nationals
of developing countries in intellectual property laws and policies:
Provided further, That not to exceed $2,250 may be expended on
the certification of the Librarian of Congress or his designee, in
connection with official representation and reception expenses for activities of the International Copyright Institute. (17 U.S.C. 101–710,
901–914; 5 U.S.C. 5305; 2 U.S.C. 169; Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1996.)
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 03–0102–0–1–376

1995 actual

1996 est.

1997 est.

Obligations by program activity:
Registration, recordation, cataloging, acquisitions,
and public reference .................................................
24
00.02 Licensing ........................................................................
2
00.03 Arbitration royalty panels .............................................. ...................

28
2
1

29
3
1

10.00

Total obligations ........................................................

31

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
New budget authority (gross) ........................................
Unobligated balance expiring ........................................

The Office is conducted for the most part on a self-sustaining basis. The amount requested is substantially
counterbalanced by fees received for services rendered and
the value of books and other library materials deposited in
accordance with the Copyright Act and transferred to the
Library of Congress. The income and obligations for 1995,
and estimates for 1996 and 1997 are as follows:
Income:
1995 actual
1996 est.
1997 est.
Gross receipts ......................................................................... $17,522,332 $19,830,000 $20,478,000
Estimated value of materials deposited and transferred
to the Library of Congress ................................................. 20,158,594 20,000,000 20,000,000
Total income .................................................................. $37,680,926 $39,830,000 $40,478,000
Obligations .................................................................................. $26,782,290 $30,818,000 $32,766,000

Registration, recordation, cataloging, acquisitions, and public reference.—The Copyright Office is responsible for registering and recording copyright claims, assignments, and renewals, for supplying copyright information to the public, for collecting and accounting for copyright fees, and for publishing
complete and indexed catalogs for each class of copyright entries. These activities are predicated on an estimated 600,000
copyright registrations during 1997, an estimated 600,000
during 1996, and registrations of 609,195 during 1995.
Licensing Division.—The Licensing Division performs the
responsibilities connected with the licensing activities of cable
television stations and satellite carriers and the licensing of
digital audio recording devices and media.
Arbitration Royalty panels.—This activity shares with the
Register’s Office the responsibilities formerly entrusted to the
Copyright Royalty Tribunal and now administered by the
Copyright Office and the Library of Congress; this involves
the convening of arbitration panels for rate making and distribution of royalties under various compulsory licenses of
the copyright law.

33

22.00
22.30

89.00
90.00

00.01

23.90
23.95

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
New obligations .............................................................

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Current:
40.00
Appropriation .............................................................

26

27
31
33
–1 ................... ...................
26
–26

10

31
–31

11

33
–33

12

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 03–0102–0–1–376

1995 actual

11.1
11.5

Personnel compensation:
Full-time permanent ..................................................
Other personnel compensation ..................................

11.9
12.1
23.3
24.0

Total personnel compensation ..............................
20
Civilian personnel benefits ............................................
3
Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous charges
1
Printing and reproduction .............................................. ...................

1996 est.

1997 est.

19
21
22
1 ................... ...................
21
4
1
2

22
4
1
2

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
25.1
25.2
25.3
31.0
99.9

Advisory and assistance services .................................. ................... ...................
Other services ................................................................ ...................
1
Purchases of goods and services from Government
accounts ....................................................................
1
1
Equipment ......................................................................
1
1
Total obligations ........................................................

26

31

1
1
1
1
33

1995 actual

Total compensable workyears:
1005 Full-time equivalent of overtime and holiday hours
1011 Exempt Full-time equivalent employment .....................

11
507

1996 est.

4
511

4
519

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

For necessary expenses to carry out the provisions of section 203
of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 166) and
to revise and extend the Annotated Constitution of the United States
of America, ø$60,084,000¿ $63,056,000: Provided, That no part of
the appropriation may be used to pay any salary or expense in connection with any publication, or preparation of material therefor (except the Digest of Public General Bills), to be issued by the Library
of Congress unless such publication has obtained prior approval of
either the Committee on House Oversight of the House of Representatives or the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate:
Provided further, That, notwithstanding any other provisions of law,
the compensation of the Director of the Congressional Research Service, Library of Congress, shall be at an annual rate which is equal
to the annual rate of basic pay for positions at level IV of the Executive Schedule under section 5315 of title 5, United States Code. (2
U.S.C. 166, 168–168d, 169; 5 U.S.C. 5305, 5318; Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 1996.)
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
1995 actual

1996 est.

32
19
9

33
20
10

10.00

Total obligations ........................................................

60

60

63

22.00
23.95

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
New budget authority (gross) ........................................
New obligations .............................................................

60
–60

60
–60

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

72.99
73.10
73.20
74.40

Total unpaid obligations, start of year ................
New obligations .............................................................
Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation .............................................................

Outlays (gross), detail:
86.90 Outlays from new current authority ..............................
86.93 Outlays from current balances ......................................
86.98 Outlays from permanent balances ................................

60
58

63
63

1996 est.

1997 est.

11.1
11.3

Personnel compensation:
Full-time permanent ..................................................
Other than full-time permanent ...............................

11.9
12.1
23.3
24.0
25.1
25.2
26.0
31.0

Total personnel compensation ..............................
44
45
47
Civilian personnel benefits ............................................
8
9
9
Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous charges
1
2
2
Printing and reproduction .............................................. ...................
1
1
Advisory and assistance services ..................................
2 ................... ...................
Other services ................................................................
1
2
2
Supplies and materials .................................................
1 ................... ...................
Equipment ......................................................................
3
1
2

43
1

Total obligations ........................................................

60

1995 actual

Identification code 03–0127–0–1–801

Total compensable workyears:
1005 Full-time equivalent of overtime and holiday hours ...................
1011 Exempt Full-time equivalent employment .....................
746

BOOKS

FOR THE

44
1

60

46
1

63

BLIND

AND

1996 est.

2
747

1997 est.

2
747

PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

60

60

63

1 ................... ...................
–1 ................... ...................

For salaries and expenses to carry out the provisions of the Act
of March 3, 1931 (chapter 400; 46 Stat. 1487; 2 U.S.C. 135a),
ø$44,951,000¿ $46,057,000, of which $11,694,000 shall remain available until expended. (2 U.S.C. 135a, 135a–1, 135b, 169; 5 U.S.C.
5305; Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1996.)
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 03–0141–0–1–503

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year:
72.40
Obligated balance: Appropriation .............................
72.95
Orders on hand from Federal sources ......................

60
56

1995 actual

Identification code 03–0127–0–1–801

Spending authority from offsetting collections
(total) ........................................................... ................... ................... ...................
Total new budget authority (gross) ..........................

–1 ................... ...................
1 ................... ...................

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)

63
–63

70.00

63

Personnel Summary
31
18
11

68.90

58

The Congressional Research Service works exclusively and
directly for all Members and committees of Congress in support of their legislative, oversight, and representative functions. The Service provides research, analysis, and informational services that are timely, objective, nonpartisan, and
confidential. The CRS staff responds to and anticipates congressional needs and addresses policy issues in an interdisciplinary, integrative manner. The Service maintains close
ties with the Congress and, consistent with its broad congressional mandate, provides a wide variety of services with the
goal of contributing to an informed national legislature.

99.9

1997 est.

Obligations by program activity:
Direct program:
00.01
Policy analysis and research ....................................
00.02
Information and legislative documentation ..............
00.03
Executive direction and support ...............................

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Current:
40.00
Appropriation .............................................................
Permanent:
Spending authority from offsetting collections:
68.00
Offsetting collections (cash) ................................
68.10
Change in orders on hand from Federal sources

57

1997 est.

CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE

Identification code 03–0127–0–1–801

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
88.00
Offsetting collections (cash) from: Federal sources
88.95 Change in orders on hand from Federal sources .........

89.00
90.00

Personnel Summary
Identification code 03–0102–0–1–376

87.00

29

60

60

1995 actual

1996 est.

1997 est.

63
00.01
00.02

4
60
–57

7
60
–58

7
63
–63

7

7

37
9

36
9

37
9

10.00

Total obligations ........................................................

46

45

46

22.00
23.95

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
New budget authority (gross) ........................................
New obligations .............................................................

45
–46

45
–45

46
–46

40.00

3
7
7
1 ................... ...................

Obligations by program activity:
Direct service to users ...................................................
Support services ............................................................

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Appropriation ..................................................................

45

45

46

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation .............................................................

27

32

31

7

54
54
59
2
4
4
1 ................... ...................

72.40

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

30

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 1997

General and special funds—Continued
BOOKS

FOR THE

BLIND

AND

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)

PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED—Continued

SALARIES AND EXPENSES—Continued

00.01
00.02

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)—Continued
1995 actual

Identification code 03–0141–0–1–503

1996 est.

New obligations .............................................................
Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation .............................................................

46
–39

45
–46

1996 est.

Obligations by program activity:
Replacement furniture and furnishings ........................
4
Jefferson and Adams Buildings, furniture and furnishings ............................................................................ ...................

1997 est.

4

5

3

4

1997 est.

10.00
73.10
73.20
74.40

1995 actual

Identification code 03–0146–0–1–503

46
–46

Total obligations ........................................................

4

7

9

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance available, start of year:
Uninvested balance ...................................................
22.00 New budget authority (gross) ........................................

5
6

6
5

4
5

11
–4

11
–7

9
–9

21.40
32

31

31

86.90
86.93

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority ..............................
Outlays from current balances ......................................

19
20

21
25

23
23

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

39

46

46

Net budget authority and outlays:
89.00 Budget authority ............................................................
90.00 Outlays ...........................................................................

23.90
23.95
24.40

40.00
45
39

45
46

46
46

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
New obligations .............................................................
Unobligated balance available, end of year:
Uninvested balance ...................................................
New budget authority (gross), detail:
Appropriation ..................................................................

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation .............................................................
73.10 New obligations .............................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation .............................................................

6

4 ...................

6

5

5

2
4
–4

3
7
–5

4
9
–6

3

4

7

72.40

The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically
Handicapped (NLS) is responsible for administering a national program to provide reading material for blind and physically handicapped residents of the United States and its outlying areas and for U.S. citizens residing abroad.
Direct service to users.—During the past 5-year period,
1991–95, the blind and physically handicapped readership
throughout the country has grown from 757,860 to 780,000
and circulation from approximately 21,495,500 units (volumes
and containers) to almost 22,700,000.
Support services.—A variety of professional, technical, and
clerical functions are performed by NLS’s staff. A combined
total of 20,500 interlibrary loan searches and requests for
information concerning library and related services available
to the blind and to other physically handicapped persons were
received in 1995, and approximately 2,500 copyright permissions were granted.
Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
1995 actual

Identification code 03–0141–0–1–503

11.1
12.1
23.1
24.0
25.2
25.5
26.0
31.0
99.5
99.9

46

1011

1995 actual

Total compensable workyears: Exempt Full-time equivalent employment ......................................................

123

2
2

3
2

2
4

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

4

5

6

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

6
4

5
5

5
6

This activity provides for the purchase and repair of furniture, furnishings, and equipment to support Library operations.
Object Classification (in millions of dollars)

1997 est.

45

46

Personnel Summary
Identification code 03–0141–0–1–503

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority ..............................
Outlays from current balances ......................................

1995 actual

Identification code 03–0146–0–1–503
1996 est.

Personnel compensation: Full-time permanent .............
5
6
6
Civilian personnel benefits ............................................
1
1
1
Rental payments to GSA ................................................
2
2
2
Printing and reproduction ..............................................
2
1
1
Other services ................................................................
2
2
2
Research and development contracts ...........................
1 ................... ...................
Supplies and materials .................................................
2
2
2
Equipment ......................................................................
31
30
30
Below reporting threshold .............................................. ...................
1
2
Total obligations ........................................................

86.90
86.93

1996 est.

114

1997 est.

114

31.0
31.0
99.9

1996 est.

Equipment:
Annual furniture and equipment ..............................
4
Furnishings in Jefferson and Adams Buildings ........ ...................
Total obligations ........................................................

PAYMENTS

TO

1997 est.

4
3
7

4

5
4
9

COPYRIGHT OWNERS

Unavailable Collections (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 03–5175–0–2–376

1995 actual

1996 est.

1997 est.

Balance, start of year:
01.99 Balance, start of year .................................................... ................... ................... ...................
Receipts:
02.01 Fees from jukebox and cable television, Copyright
Office .........................................................................
179
185
190
02.02 Interest on investments in public debt securities,
Copyright Office .........................................................
17
19
19
02.99

FURNITURE

AND

FURNISHINGS

For necessary expenses for the purchase and repair of furniture,
furnishings, office and library equipment, $4,882,000ø, of which
$943,000 shall be available until expended only for the purchase
and supply of furniture, shelving, furnishings, and related costs necessary for the renovation and restoration of the Thomas Jefferson
and John Adams Library buildings¿. (2 U.S.C. 141, 169; Legislative
Branch Appropriations Act, 1996.)

Total receipts .............................................................
196
204
209
Appropriation:
05.01 Payments to copyright owners .......................................
–196
–204
–209
07.99 Total balance, end of year ............................................ ................... ................... ...................

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 03–5175–0–2–376

00.01
00.02

1995 actual

Obligations by program activity:
Licensing costs ..............................................................
2
Arbitration royalty panels .............................................. ...................

1996 est.

1997 est.

2
1

3
1

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS—Continued
Trust Funds

LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
00.03

Payments to copyright owners .......................................

314

297

296

10.00

Total obligations ........................................................

316

300

31

300

2
541

1
424

1
329

21.99
22.00

Total unobligated balance, start of year .............
New budget authority (gross) ........................................

543
196

425
204

330
209

23.90
23.95

739
–316

629
–300

539
–300

24.40
24.41

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
New obligations .............................................................
Unobligated balance available, end of year:
Treasury balance .......................................................
U.S. Securities: Par value .........................................

1
424

1
329

1
238

24.99

Total unobligated balance, end of year ....................

425

330

239

60.25

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Appropriation (special fund, indefinite) ........................

196

204

209

Change in unpaid obligations:
73.10 New obligations .............................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................

316
–316

300
–300

300
–300

86.97
86.98

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new permanent authority .........................
Outlays from permanent balances ................................

2
314

3
297

4
296

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

316

300

Organization and control of the collections ..................
Public programs .............................................................

1
4

1
4

1
4

10.00
Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance available, start of year:
21.40
Treasury balance .......................................................
21.41
U.S. Securities: Par value .........................................

00.03
00.04

Total obligations ........................................................

17

22

24

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance available, start of year:
21.40
Treasury balance .......................................................
21.41
U.S. Securities: Par value .........................................

19
4

18
13

20
16

21.99
22.00

Total unobligated balance, start of year .............
New budget authority (gross) ........................................

23
25

31
27

36
28

23.90
23.95

48
–17

58
–22

64
–24

24.40
24.41

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
New obligations .............................................................
Unobligated balance available, end of year:
Treasury balance .......................................................
U.S. Securities: Par value .........................................

18
13

20
16

22
18

24.99

Total unobligated balance, end of year ....................

31

36

40

60.27

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Appropriation (trust fund, indefinite) ............................

25

27

28

2
17
–15

4
22
–19

6
24
–22

4

6

8

300

Net budget authority and outlays:
89.00 Budget authority ............................................................
90.00 Outlays ...........................................................................

86.97
86.98
196
316

204
300

209
300

The receipts from cable television stations, jukebox licenses,
satellite carriers, and digital audio devices are disbursed to
the copyright owners through this appropriation after deduction of administrative costs for the Copyright Office Licensing
Division. Disbursements are made in accordance with the
schedule established in Public Law 94–553, as amended.
Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
1995 actual

Identification code 03–5175–0–2–376

1996 est.

1997 est.

25.2
41.0

Other services ................................................................
Grants, subsidies, and contributions ............................

2
314

3
297

4
296

99.9

Total obligations ........................................................

316

300

300

Trust Funds
GIFT

AND

TRUST FUND ACCOUNTS

Unavailable Collections (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 03–9971–0–7–503

1995 actual

1996 est.

1997 est.

Balance, start of year:
01.99 Balance, start of year .................................................... ................... ................... ...................
Receipts:
02.02 Contributions to Library of Congress gift fund .............
5
5
5
02.03 Contributions, Library of Congress permanent loan
account ......................................................................
12
12
13
02.04 Interest, Library of Congress permanent loan account
1
1
1
02.06 Deposits, service fees, Library of Congress ..................
7
9
9
02.99

Total receipts .............................................................
25
27
28
Appropriation:
05.01 Gift and trust fund accounts ........................................
–25
–27
–28
07.99 Total balance, end of year ............................................ ................... ................... ...................

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 03–9971–0–7–503

00.01
00.02

Obligations by program activity:
Acquisition of library materials .....................................
Research, reader and reference services ......................

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation .............................................................
73.10 New obligations .............................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation .............................................................
72.40

1995 actual

2
10

1996 est.

2
15

1997 est.

2
17

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new permanent authority .........................
Outlays from permanent balances ................................

13
2

14
5

15
7

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

15

19

22

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

25
15

27
19

28
22

Distribution of budget authority by account:
Library of Congress trust funds .............................................
Library of Congress gift fund .................................................
Service fees .............................................................................

13
5
7

13
5
9

14
5
9

Distribution of outlays by account:
Library of Congress trust funds .............................................
Library of Congress gift fund .................................................
Service fees .............................................................................

5
4
6

6
5
8

9
5
8

This schedule covers (1) funds received as gifts for immediate expenditure, and receipts from the sale of recordings,
publications, photoduplication and other materials financed
from capital originally received as gifts, (2) income from investments held by or for the Library of Congress Trust Fund
Board, and (3) interest paid by the Treasury on the principal
funds deposited therewith as described under ‘‘Library of Congress Trust Fund, Principal Accounts’’.
Acquisition of library materials.—This includes the procurement of manuscripts, maps, fine prints, rare books and other
library materials for the Library of Congress, and the acquisition and distribution of Government documents for the Library of Congress and cooperating libraries. It also includes
the acquisition of foreign research materials for participating
libraries through the Library’s overseas offices.
Research, reader and reference services.—These services include research services for the Congress, the preparation of
bibliographies, indexes, digests, and checklists; surveys of bibliographic services; and providing photostats, photographs,
microfilm, and other forms of photoduplication, to other Government agencies, libraries and other institutions, and to the
general public.
Organization and control of the collections.—This includes
the ongoing updating of the Library of Congress Classification
System and the Dewey Decimal Classification System, and
the organization of several specialized collections.
Public programs.—The Library sponsors lectures; poetry
readings; musical concerts; the furtherance of musical re-

32

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS—Continued
Trust Funds—Continued

GIFT

AND

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 1997

TRUST FUND ACCOUNTS—Continued

search, composition, performance and appreciation; and the
preparation of sound recordings of music and literature. This
program also covers the distribution of recordings of the Library’s literary programs and concerts to radio stations for
public service broadcasts.
This presentation also includes the Foreign Service National Separation Liability Trust Fund, which was established
in accordance with Section 151 of Public Law 102–138. This
account funds the lump-sum separation payments (earned
under the applicable country’s law during an employee’s career) of Foreign Service Nationals employed by Library of
Congress overseas field offices.
Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
1995 actual

Identification code 03–9971–0–7–503

1996 est.

1997 est.

11.1
12.1
23.3
24.0
25.1
25.2
26.0
31.0

Personnel compensation: Full-time permanent .............
Civilian personnel benefits ............................................
Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous charges
Printing and reproduction ..............................................
Advisory and assistance services ..................................
Other services ................................................................
Supplies and materials .................................................
Equipment ......................................................................

5
1
1
1
2
3
2
2

7
2
1
1
3
4
2
2

7
2
1
1
3
6
2
2

99.9

Total obligations ........................................................

17

22

24

Personnel Summary
Identification code 03–9971–0–7–503

1011

Total compensable workyears: Exempt Full-time equivalent employment ......................................................

1995 actual

153

1996 est.

187

1997 est.

186

ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS
SEC. ø202¿ 201. Appropriations in this Act available to the Library
of Congress shall be available, in an amount not to exceed ø$194,290¿
$196,790, of which $58,100 is for the Congressional Research Service,
when specifically authorized by the Librarian, for attendance at meetings concerned with the function or activity for which the appropriation is made.
SEC. ø203¿ 202. (a) No part of the funds appropriated in this
Act shall be used by the Library of Congress to administer any
flexible or compressed work schedule which—
(1) applies to any manager or supervisor in a position the grade
or level of which is equal to or higher than GS–15; and
(2) grants such manager or supervisor the right to not be at
work for all or a portion of a workday because of time worked
by the manager or supervisor on another workday.
(b) For purposes of this section, the term ‘‘manager or supervisor’’
means any management official or supervisor, as such terms are
defined in section 7103(a) (10) and (11) of title 5, United States
Code.
SEC. ø204¿ 203. Appropriated funds received by the Library of
Congress from other Federal agencies to cover general and administrative overhead costs generated by performing reimbursable work
for other agencies under the authority of 31 U.S.C. 1535 and 1536
shall not be used to employ more than 65 employees and may be
expended or obligated—
(1) in the case of a reimbursement, only to such extent or in
such amounts as are provided in appropriations Acts; or
(2) in the case of an advance payment, only—
(A) to pay for such general or administrative overhead costs
as are attributable to the work performed for such agency; or
(B) to such extent or in such amounts as are provided in
appropriations Acts, with respect to any purpose not allowable
under subparagraph (A).
SEC. ø205¿ 204. Not to exceed $5,000 of any funds appropriated
to the Library of Congress may be expended, on the certification
of the Librarian of Congress, in connection with official representation
and reception expenses for the Library of Congress incentive awards
program.
SEC. ø206¿ 205. Not to exceed $12,000 of funds appropriated to
the Library of Congress may be expended, on the certification of

the Librarian of Congress or his designee, in connection with official
representation and reception expenses for the Overseas Field Offices.
SEC. ø207¿ 206. Under the heading ‘‘Library of Congress’’
obligational authority shall be available, in an amount not to exceed
ø$99,412,000¿ $108,275,000 for reimbursable and revolving fund activities, and ø$6,812,000¿ $2,000,000 for non-expenditure transfer activities in support of parliamentary development during the current
fiscal year.
SEC. ø208¿ 207. Notwithstanding this or any other Act, obligational
authority under the heading ‘‘Library of Congress’’ for activities in
support of parliamentary development is prohibited, except for Russia, Ukraine, Albania, Slovakia, and Romania, for other than incidental purposes.
øSEC. 209. (a) The purpose of this section is to reduce the cost
of information support for the Congress by eliminating duplication
among systems which provide electronic access by Congress to legislative information.
(b) As used in this section, the term ‘‘legislative information’’ means
information, prepared within the legislative branch, consisting of the
text of publicly available bills, amendments, committee hearings, and
committee reports, the text of the Congressional Record, data relating
to bill status, data relating to legislative activity, and other similar
public information that is directly related to the legislative process.
(c) Pursuant to the plan approved under subsection (d) and consistent with the provisions of any other law, the Library of Congress
or the entity designated by that plan shall develop and maintain,
in coordination with other appropriate entities of the legislative
branch, a single legislative information retrieval system to serve the
entire Congress.
(d) The Library shall develop a plan for creation of this system,
taking into consideration the findings and recommendations of the
study directed by House Report No. 103–517 to identify and eliminate
redundancies in congressional information systems. This plan must
be approved by the Committee on Rules and Administration of the
Senate, the Committee on House Oversight of the House of Representatives, and the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate
and the House of Representatives. The Library shall provide these
committees with regular status reports on the development of the
plan.
(e) In formulating its plan, the Library shall examine issues regarding efficient ways to make this information available to the public.
This analysis shall be submitted to the Committees on Appropriations
of the Senate and the House of Representatives as well as the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate, and the Committee
on House Oversight of the House of Representatives for their consideration and possible action.¿ (Legislative Branch Appropriations Act,
1996.)

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
Federal Funds
General and special funds:
CONGRESSIONAL PRINTING

AND

BINDING

For authorized printing and binding for the Congress and the distribution of Congressional information in any format; printing and
binding for the Architect of the Capitol; expenses necessary for preparing the semimonthly and session index to the Congressional
Record, as authorized by law (44 U.S.C. 902); printing and binding
of Government publications authorized by law to be distributed to
Members of Congress; and printing, binding, and distribution of Government publications authorized by law to be distributed without
charge to the recipient, $83,770,000: Provided, That this appropriation shall not be available for paper copies of the permanent edition
of the Congressional Record for individual Representatives, Resident
Commissioners or Delegates authorized under 44 U.S.C. 906: Provided further, That this appropriation shall be available for the payment of obligations incurred under the appropriations for similar
purposes for preceding fiscal years. (1 U.S.C. 205, 208, 211, 212;
44 U.S.C. 501, 701–704, 706, 708, 709, 711–13, 715–17, 719–21, 723,
724, 727–28, 733–35, 737, 901, 902, 906, 907, 1107, 1301, 1713, 1714,
1717, 1718, 1908; Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 1996.)

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
40.00
1995 actual

Identification code 04–0203–0–1–801

1996 est.

Obligations by program activity:
Total obligations (object class 24.0) ............................

85

84

84

22.00
23.95

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
New budget authority (gross) ........................................
New obligations .............................................................

85
–85

84
–84

84
–84

40.00

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Appropriation ..................................................................

85

84

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation .............................................................
73.10 New obligations .............................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation .............................................................

84

31
85
–74

42
84
–84

42
84
–84

42

42

42

86.90
86.93

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority ..............................
Outlays from current balances ......................................

57
17

56
28

56
28

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

74

84

84

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

85
74

84
84

84
84

This appropriation covers all authorized printing and binding for the Congress and the Architect of the Capitol and
for printing and binding of Government publications authorized by law to be distributed to Members of Congress. Also,
this appropriation includes funding for printing, binding, and
distribution of Government publications authorized by law
to be distributed without charge to the recipients.
SUPERINTENDENT

OF

DOCUMENTS

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

For expenses of the Office of Superintendent of Documents necessary to provide for the cataloging and indexing of Government
publications and their distribution to the public, Members of Congress, other Government agencies, and designated depository and
international exchange libraries as authorized by law, ø$30,307,000¿
$30,827,000, of which not to exceed $500,000 shall be available for
grants to Federal Depository Libraries for the acquisition of information technology equipment and capabilities necessary to provide public
access to Government information in electronic formats: Provided,
That travel expenses, including travel expenses of the Depository
Library Council to the Public Printer, shall not exceed ø$130,000¿
$150,000: Provided further, That funds, not to exceed $2,000,000,
from current year appropriations are authorized for producing and
disseminating Congressional Serial Sets and other related Congressional/non-Congressional publications for ø1994¿ 1995 and ø1995¿
1996 to depository and other designated libraries. (44 U.S.C. 305,
1702–04, 1710, 1711, 1719, 1902, 1903, 1909; Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1996.)
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 04–0201–0–1–808

30

31

19
32
–27

24
30
–32

22
31
–31

24

22

22

72.40

86.90
86.93

Change in unpaid obligations:
72.40 Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation .............................................................
73.10 New obligations .............................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation .............................................................

OF

32

1997 est.

10.00

OFFICE

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Appropriation ..................................................................

33

1995 actual

1996 est.

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority ..............................
Outlays from current balances ......................................

20
7

20
12

20
11

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

27

32

31

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

32
27

30
32

31
31

The Office of the Superintendent of Documents operates
under a separate appropriation, which provides funds for:
(1) the mailing for Members of Congress and other Government agencies of certain Government publications, as authorized by law; (2) the distribution of Government publications
to designated depository libraries, including cost-effective
methods of electronic dissemination to depository libraries
such as CD–ROMS, and on-demand delivery of full text or
image files; (3) the compilation of catalogs and indexes of
Government publications; and (4) the distribution of Government publications in the International Exchange Program.
These four functions are related to the publication activity
of other agencies and to the demands of the public, Members
of Congress, and depository libraries. Consequently, the Office
of the Superintendent of Documents can exercise little control
over the volume of work which it may be called upon to
perform. A description of these four functions follows:
Distribution for other Government agencies and Members
of Congress.—The Office of Superintendent of Documents
maintains mailing lists and mails, at the request of Government agencies and Members of Congress, certain publications
specified by public law.
Depository library distribution.—As required, Government
publications are supplied to libraries which are designated
as depositories for Government publications. This includes
cost-effective methods of electronic dissemination to depository libraries such as CD–ROMS, and on-demand delivery
of full text or image files.
Cataloging and indexing.—The Office of Superintendent of
Documents is charged with preparing catalogs and indexes
of all publications issued by the Federal Government. The
principal publication is the ‘‘Monthly Catalog of U.S. Government Publications.’’
International exchange.—The Office of Superintendent of
Documents distributes Government publications to foreign
governments which agree, as indicated by the Library of Congress, to send to the United States similar publications of
their governments for delivery to the Library of Congress.

1997 est.

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
Obligations by program activity:
00.01 Distribution for other Government agencies and Members of Congress .......................................................
00.02 Depository library distribution .......................................
00.03 Cataloging and indexing ...............................................
00.04 International exchange ..................................................

1 ................... ...................
27
26
27
3
3
3
1
1
1

10.00

Total obligations ........................................................

32

30

31

22.00
23.95

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
New budget authority (gross) ........................................
New obligations .............................................................

32
–32

30
–30

31
–31

Identification code 04–0201–0–1–808

1995 actual

1996 est.

1997 est.

11.1
12.1
22.0
23.3
24.0
25.2
99.5

Personnel compensation: Full-time permanent .............
Civilian personnel benefits ............................................
Transportation of things ................................................
Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous charges
Printing and reproduction ..............................................
Other services ................................................................
Below reporting threshold ..............................................

4
1
1
1
18
6
1

4
1
1
1
16
6
1

4
1
1
1
9
14
1

99.9

Total obligations ........................................................

32

30

31

34

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 1997
Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year:
72.90
Obligated balance: Fund balance .............................
72.95
Orders on hand from Federal sources ......................

General and special funds—Continued
OFFICE

OF

SUPERINTENDENT

OF

DOCUMENTS—Continued

Identification code 04–0201–0–1–808

Total compensable workyears:
1005 Full-time equivalent of overtime and holiday hours
1011 Exempt Full-time equivalent employment .....................

1995 actual

1996 est.

1997 est.

204
189

437
851
–879

409
909
–925

393
904
–909

74.95

Total unpaid obligations, start of year ................
New obligations .............................................................
Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
Unpaid obligations, end of year:
Obligated balance: Fund balance: Uninvested balance ......................................................................
Orders on hand from Federal sources ......................

230
179

204
189

197
191

Total unpaid obligations, end of year ..................

409

393

388

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new permanent authority .........................
Outlays from permanent balances ................................

861
18

916
909
9 ...................

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

879

925

909

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
Offsetting collections (cash) from:
88.00
Federal sources .....................................................
88.40
Non-Federal sources .............................................

–793
–70

–833
–73

–836
–75

88.90
88.95

–863
2

–906
–10

–911
–2

72.99
73.10
73.20
74.90

2
122

2
113

2
108

Intragovernmental funds:
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE REVOLVING FUND
The Government Printing Office is hereby authorized to make such
expenditures, within the limits of funds available and in accord with
the law, and to make such contracts and commitments without regard
to fiscal year limitations as provided by section 104 of the Government Corporation Control Act as may be necessary in carrying out
the programs and purposes set forth in the budget for the current
fiscal year for the Government Printing Office revolving fund: Provided, That not to exceed $2,500 may be expended on the certification
of the Public Printer in connection with official representation and
reception expenses: Provided further, That the revolving fund shall
be available for the hire or purchase of passenger motor vehicles,
not to exceed a fleet of twelve: Provided further, That expenditures
in connection with travel expenses of the advisory councils to the
Public Printer shall be deemed necessary to carry out the provisions
of title 44, United States Code: Provided further, That the revolving
fund shall be available for services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109
but at rates for individuals not to exceed the per diem rate equivalent
to the rate for level V of the Executive Schedule (5 U.S.C. 5316):
Provided further, That the revolving fund and the funds provided
under the headings ‘‘OFFICE OF SUPERINTENDENT OF DOCUMENTS’’
and ‘‘SALARIES AND EXPENSES’’ together may not be available for the
full-time equivalent employment of more than ø3,800¿ 3,750
workyears øby the end of fiscal year 1996¿: Provided further, That
activities financed through the revolving fund may provide information in any format: Provided further, That the revolving fund shall
not be used to administer any flexible or compressed work schedule
which applies to any manager or supervisor in a position the grade
or level of which is equal to or higher than GS–15: Provided further,
That expenses for attendance at meetings shall not exceed $75,000.
(31 U.S.C. 1343(b), 9104; 44 U.S.C. 301, 309, 1502, 1504, 1509, 1510;
Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1996.)

1995 actual

89.00
90.00

Total, offsetting collections (cash) ..................
Change in orders on hand from Federal sources .........

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................ ................... ................... ...................
Outlays ...........................................................................
16
19
–2

The Government Printing Office executes orders for printing, binding, and blankbook work, CD–ROM’s and electronic
formats, placed by Congress and the various agencies of the
Federal Government, and furnishes on order, blank paper,
inks, and similar supplies. The Government Printing Office
also sells publications to the public through its sales of publications program, provides a locater service for government
electronic data bases, provides on-line access to electronic
data bases, and distributes publications to the public for other
Government agencies.
All such work is financed through the Government Printing
Office revolving fund (44 U.S.C. 309). The fund is reimbursed
by the customer agencies and receipts from sales of publications to the general public.
STATEMENT OF REVENUE AND EXPENSES

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 04–4505–0–4–808

230
179

86.97
86.98

Personnel Summary

256
181

74.99

SALARIES AND EXPENSES—Continued

1996 est.

1997 est.

PRINTING AND BINDING OPERATIONS—Continued
[In millions of dollars]

Obligations by program activity:
00.01 Printing and binding .....................................................
00.02 Sales of publications .....................................................
00.03 Agency distribution ........................................................

750
75
5

813
77
6

808
78
6

00.91
01.01

Subtotal .....................................................................
Capital investment ........................................................

830
21

896
13

892
12

10.00

Total obligations ........................................................

851

909

904

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance available, start of year: Fund
balance ......................................................................
22.00 New budget authority (gross) ........................................

23
861

33
916

42
913

884
–851

949
–909

33

863
–2

1995 actual

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
New obligations .............................................................
Unobligated balance available, end of year: Fund
balance ......................................................................

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Spending authority from offsetting collections:
68.00
Offsetting collections (cash) .....................................
68.10
Change in orders on hand from Federal sources

817

820

Expenses:
Personnel compensation .........................................................
Personnel benefits ..................................................................
Transportation of things .........................................................
Rental payments to GSA .........................................................
Rental payments to others .....................................................
Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous charges ........
Printing and reproduction .......................................................
Other services .........................................................................
Supplies and materials ..........................................................
Depreciation ............................................................................

148
28
3
2
2
8
532
4
51
6

149
28
3
1
2
8
552
5
62
7

149
28
3
1
2
8
554
5
61
9

955
–904

Total expenses ...............................................................

784

817

820

42

51

Net operating income or loss (–) ..................................

906
10

911
2

–6 .................... ....................

SALES OF PUBLICATIONS OPERATIONS
[In millions of dollars]

1995 actual

68.90
70.00

1997 est.

778

21.90

23.90
23.95
24.90

1996 est.

Total revenue ...............................................................................

Spending authority from offsetting collections
(total) ................................................................

861

916

913

Total new budget authority (gross) ..........................

861

916

913

1996 est.

1997 est.

Total revenue ...............................................................................

80

83

85

Expenses:
Cost of publications sold .......................................................

19

19

20

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
Postage for sales copies mailed ............................................
Surplus publications ...............................................................

12
6

12
4

12
4

Subtotal ..........................................................................

37

35

Gross profit ....................................................................

43

48

General and administrative:
Personnel compensation .........................................................
18
18
Personnel benefits ..................................................................
4
4
Transportation of things .........................................................
2
3
Rental Payments to GSA .........................................................
1
1
Rental payments to others .....................................................
2
2
Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous charges ........ .................... ....................
Printing and reproduction .......................................................
1
1
Other services .........................................................................
11
14
Supplies and materials ..........................................................
1
1

163

160

161

162

36

Total liabilities ....................................
NET POSITION:
3100 Appropriated capital ................................
3300 Cumulative results of operations ............

109
103

109
100

109
104

109
107

49

3999

Total net position ................................

212

209

213

216

4999

Total liabilities and net position ............

375

369

374

378

18
4
3
1
2
1
1
15
1

2999

35

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
1995 actual

Identification code 04–4505–0–4–808

1996 est.

1997 est.

40

44

46

Total expenses ...............................................................

77

79

82

Net earnings ..................................................................

3

4

3

AGENCY DISTRIBUTION SERVICE
[In millions of dollars]

1995 actual

Total revenue ...............................................................................

1996 est.

149
18

150
18

151
18

11.9
12.1
22.0
23.1
23.2
23.3
24.0
25.2
26.0
31.0

Total personnel compensation ..............................
Civilian personnel benefits ............................................
Transportation of things ................................................
Rental payments to GSA ................................................
Rental payments to others ............................................
Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous charges
Printing and reproduction ..............................................
Other services ................................................................
Supplies and materials .................................................
Equipment ......................................................................

167
32
5
3
4
23
529
15
52
21

168
33
6
2
4
23
580
17
63
13

169
33
6
2
3
23
576
18
62
12

99.9

Subtotal ..........................................................................

11.1
11.5

Personnel compensation:
Full-time permanent ..................................................
Other personnel compensation ..................................

Total obligations ........................................................

851

909

904

1997 est.

5

6

6

Expenses:
Personnel compensation .........................................................
2
Personnel benefits .................................................................. ....................
Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous charges ........
2
Other services .........................................................................
1

2
1
2
1

2
1
2
1

6

6

Total expenses ....................................................................

5

Net operating loss (–) ................................................................. .................... .................... ....................

Statement of Operations (in millions of dollars)
1994 actual

1995 actual

0121
0122

Revenue ...................................................
Expense ....................................................

727
–755

778
–784

817
–817

820
–820

0129
0131
0132

Net income or loss (–) ............................
Revenue ...................................................
Expense ....................................................

–28
82
–76

–6
80
–77

..................
83
–79

..................
85
–82

0139
0141
0142

Net income or loss (–) ............................
Revenue ...................................................
Expense ....................................................

6
5
–5

3
5
–5

4
6
–6

3
6
–6

0149

Net income or loss (–) ............................

..................

..................

..................

..................

0191

Total revenues .........................................

814

863

906

911

0192

Total expenses .........................................

–836

–866

–902

–908

0199

Net income or loss ..................................

–22

–3

4

3

Identification code 04–4505–0–4–808

1996 est.

1997 est.

Balance Sheet (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 04–4505–0–4–808

ASSETS:
Federal assets:
1101
Fund balances with Treasury .............
Investments in US securities:
1106
Receivables, net .............................
1206 Non-Federal assets: Receivables, net .....
Other Federal assets:
1802
Inventories and related properties .....
1803
Property, plant and equipment, net
1999

Total assets ........................................
LIABILITIES:
Federal liabilities:
2101
Accounts payable ................................
2104
Resources payable to Treasury ...........
Non-Federal liabilities:
2201
Accounts payable ................................
2207
Other ...................................................

1994 actual

1995 actual

1996 est.

1997 est.

99

82

74

78

177
3

175
4

186
3

187
3

28
68

33
75

33
78

33
77

375

369

374

378

45
1

48
1

47
1

48
1

63
54

59
52

61
52

60
53

Personnel Summary
Identification code 04–4505–0–4–808

Total compensable workyears:
2005 Full-time equivalent of overtime and holiday hours
2011 Exempt Full-time equivalent employment .....................

1995 actual

292
4,007

1996 est.

270
3,787

1997 est.

266
3,642

ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISION
øSEC. 210. The fiscal year 1997 budget submission of the Public
Printer to the Congress for the Government Printing Office shall
include appropriations requests and recommendations to the Congress
that—
(1) are consistent with the strategic plan included in the technological study performed by the Public Printer pursuant to Senate
Report 104–114;
(2) assure substantial progress toward maximum use of electronic
information dissemination technologies by all departments, agencies, and other entities of the Government with respect to the
Depository Library Program and information dissemination generally; and
(3) are formulated so as to require that any department, agency,
or other entity of the Government that does not make such progress
shall bear from its own resources the cost of its information dissemination by other than electronic means.¿
SEC. 208. Chapter 19 of title 44, United States Code, is amended
by adding the following:
‘‘SEC. 1917. Components of the Government publishing information dissemination products falling under the purview of section
1902 of this Chapter shall provide the Superintendent of Documents
with electronic source data files of those products at the time of
publication.
‘‘SEC. 1918. Publishing components shall notify the Superintendent of Documents at such time as they initiate, substantially modify,
or terminate an electronic information dissemination product or
service.
‘‘SEC. 1919. Publishing components shall notify the Superintendent of Documents of their intent to initiate an electronic information
dissemination product or service. Those components shall further
authorize the Superintendent of Documents to either obtain, on an
incremental cost basis, copies of such products which are produced
or procured elsewhere than through the Government Printing Office;
or, establish an agreement with the Superintendent of Documents
whereby the Superintendent of Documents will reimburse the publishing component the incremental costs associated with depository
library usage of the information service.
‘‘SEC. 1920. The Public Printer will issue guidelines for components of the Government to implement sections 1917, 1918, and
1919 of this chapter. Components that fail to comply with these

36

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

Intragovernmental funds—Continued
ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISION—Continued
guidelines and sections 1917, 1918, and 1919 of this chapter shall
bear the full cost of producing copies of products necessary for
depository libraries as may be required pursuant to the provisions
of this chapter and will provide such copies to the Superintendent
of Documents for distribution.
‘‘SEC. 1921. Definitions. As used in this chapter—
(1) The term ‘publishing component’ means an agency of the
Federal Government which makes its information dissemination
products or services available for public use or access;
(2) The term ‘information dissemination product’ means a Government publication as defined in section 1901 of this chapter,
including any book, paper, map, machine-readable data recorded
on a physical substrate, audiovisual production, or other documentary material, regardless of other characteristics;
(3) The term ‘information dissemination service’ means any information which falls under the purview of section 1902 of this
chapter which is available to the public electronically from a
Federal computer facility or site;
(4) The term ‘electronic source data files’ means the digital
information used to produce a Government information dissemination product, as defined in this section.
(5) The term ‘on-line public access’ means that information is
made accessible electronically over the Internet, or any successor
network, without regard for the storage media which holds the
data, or the searching mechanisms employed to access it.’’ (Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1996.)

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 1997
reimbursements to any appropriation from which costs involved are
initially financed: Provided further, That to the extent that funds
are otherwise available for obligation, agreements or contracts for
the removal of asbestos, and renovation of the building and building
systems (including the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, electrical system and other major building systems) of the General Accounting Office Building may be made for periods not exceeding five years: Provided further, That this appropriation and appropriations for administrative expenses of any other department or
agency which is a member of the American Consortium on International Public Administration (ACIPA) shall be available to finance
an appropriate share of ACIPA costs as determined by the ACIPA,
including any expenses attributable to membership of ACIPA in the
International Institute of Administrative Sciences. (Legislative
Branch Appropriations Act, 1996.)
Unavailable Collections (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 05–0107–0–1–801

01.99

Balance, start of year:
Balance, start of year ....................................................

03.00
04.00

Offsetting Collections ....................................................
Total: Balances and collections ....................................
Appropriation:
05.01 Salaries and expenses ...................................................
07.99 Total balance, end of year ............................................

Federal Funds
General and special funds:
SALARIES

AND

EXPENSES

For necessary expenses of the General Accounting Office, including
not to exceed $7,000 to be expended on the certification of the Comptroller General of the United States in connection with official representation and reception expenses; services as authorized by 5 U.S.C.
3109 but at rates for individuals not to exceed the per diem rate
equivalent to the rate for level IV of the Executive Schedule (5 U.S.C.
5315); hire of one passenger motor vehicle; advance payments in
foreign countries in accordance with 31 U.S.C. 3324; benefits comparable to those payable under sections 901(5), 901(6) and 901(8)
of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (22 U.S.C. 4081(5), 4081(6) and
4081(8)); and under regulations prescribed by the Comptroller General of the United States, rental of living quarters in foreign countries
and travel benefits comparable with those which are now or hereafter
may be granted single employees of the Agency for International
Development, including single Foreign Service personnel assigned to
AID projects, by the Administrator of the Agency for International
Development—or his designee—under the authority of section 636(b)
of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2396(b));
ø$374,406,000¿ $371,673,000: Provided, That not more than
ø$400,000¿ $100,000 of reimbursements received incident to the operation of the General Accounting Office Building shall be available
for use in fiscal year ø1996¿ 1997: Provided further, That notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 9105 hereafter amounts reimbursed to the Comptroller General pursuant to that section shall be deposited to the
appropriation of the General Accounting Office then available and
remain available until expended, and not more than ø$8,000,000¿
$6,000,000 of such funds shall be available for use in fiscal year
ø1996¿ 1997: Provided further, That this appropriation and appropriations for administrative expenses of any other department or
agency which is a member of the Joint Financial Management Improvement Program (JFMIP) shall be available to finance an appropriate share of JFMIP costs as determined by the JFMIP, including
the salary of the Executive Director and secretarial support: Provided
further, That this appropriation and appropriations for administrative
expenses of any other department or agency which is a member
of the National Intergovernmental Audit Forum or a Regional Intergovernmental Audit Forum shall be available to finance an appropriate share of Forum costs as determined by the Forum, including
necessary travel expenses of non-Federal participants. Payments
hereunder to either the Forum or the JFMIP may be credited as

1996 est.

6

1997 est.

6

6

1 ................... ...................
7
6
6
–1 ................... ...................
6
6
6

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 05–0107–0–1–801

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE

1995 actual

1995 actual

1996 est.

1997 est.

Obligations by program activity:
Top Management ...........................................................
General Government Division .........................................
Health, Education and Human Services Division ..........
National Security and International Affairs Division
Resources, Community and Economic Development Division .........................................................................
00.06 Accounting and Information Management Division ......
00.07 Program Evaluation and Methodology Division .............
00.08 Office of the Chief Economist .......................................
00.09 Office of the General Counsel .......................................
00.10 Office of Special Investigations ....................................
00.11 Regional and Overseas Offices .....................................
00.12 Mission Support .............................................................

3
32
23
33

3
30
22
32

3
29
23
33

33
35
6
1
19
4
103
141

30
35
5
1
18
3
81
108

31
42
5
1
17
3
86
92

00.91
01.01
02.01

Total direct program .................................................
Reimbursable program ..................................................
Capital investment ........................................................

433
7
7

368
8
7

365
6
7

10.00

Total obligations ........................................................

447

383

378

22.00
22.30

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
New budget authority (gross) ........................................
Unobligated balance expiring ........................................

23.90
23.95

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
New obligations .............................................................

00.01
00.02
00.03
00.04
00.05

448
383
378
–2 ................... ...................
446
–447

383
–383

378
–378

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Current:
40.00
Appropriation .............................................................
40.35
Appropriation rescinded ............................................

444
375
372
–3 ................... ...................

43.00

441

68.00
68.26
68.45

Appropriation (total) .............................................
Permanent:
Spending authority from offsetting collections:
Offsetting collections (cash) ................................
Offsetting collections (unavailable balances) ......
Portion not available for obligation (limitation
on obligations) .................................................

375

372

7
8
6
1 ................... ...................
–1 ................... ...................

68.90

Spending authority from offsetting collections
(total) ...........................................................

7

8

6

70.00

Total new budget authority (gross) ..........................

448

383

378

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation .............................................................
73.10 New obligations .............................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................

54
447
–421

80
383
–393

70
378
–381

72.40

UNITED STATES TAX COURT
Federal Funds

LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
74.40

86.90
86.93
86.98
87.00

Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation .............................................................

80

70

67

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority ..............................
383
Outlays from current balances ......................................
38
Outlays from permanent balances ................................ ...................

356
30
7

345
28
8

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

421

393

381

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
88.00
Offsetting collections (cash) from: Federal sources

–7

–8

–6

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

441
414

375
385

372
375

89.00
90.00

The General Accounting Office’s mission is to improve government operations by providing timely and reliable information and advice to Congress, by determining the legality of
public expenditures, and by providing guidance on financial
management matters.
Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
1995 actual

Identification code 05–0107–0–1–801

1996 est.

1997 est.

25.4
26.0
31.0
32.0

Direct obligations:
Personnel compensation: Full-time permanent ........
Civilian personnel benefits .......................................
Benefits for former personnel ...................................
Travel and transportation of persons .......................
Rental payments to GSA ...........................................
Rental payments to others ........................................
Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous
charges .................................................................
Printing and reproduction .........................................
Advisory and assistance services .............................
Other services ............................................................
Purchases of goods and services from Government
accounts ................................................................
Operation and maintenance of facilities ..................
Supplies and materials .............................................
Equipment .................................................................
Land and structures ..................................................

99.0
99.0

Subtotal, direct obligations ..................................
Reimbursable obligations ..............................................

440
7

375
8

Total obligations ........................................................

447

383

420 of title 24; sections 2414 and 2517 of title 28; sections 1304,
3702, 3726, and 3728 of title 31; sections 714 and 715 of title 32;
section 554 of title 37; section 5122 of title 38; and section 256a
of title 41.¿
øSEC. 212. (a) Section 732 of title 31, United States Code, is amended by adding a new subsection (h) as follows:
‘‘(h) Notwithstanding the provisions of subchapter I of chapter 35
of title 5, United States Code, the Comptroller General shall prescribe
regulations for the release of officers and employees of the General
Accounting Office in a reduction in force which give due effect to
tenure of employment, military preference, performance and/or contributions to the agency’s goals and objectives, and length of service.
The regulations shall, to the extent deemed feasible by the Comptroller General, be designed to minimize disruption to the Office and
to assist in promoting the efficiency of the Office.’’.¿
øSEC. 213. Section 753 of title 31, United States Code, is
amended—
(1) by redesignating subsections (b), (c), and (d) as (c), (d), and
(e), respectively;
(2) by inserting after subsection (a) a new subsection (b) as follows:
‘‘(b) The Board has no authority to issue a stay of any reduction
in force action.’’; and
(3) in the second sentence of subsection (c), as redesignated,
by striking ‘‘(c)’’ and inserting ‘‘(d)’’.¿ (Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1996.)

372
6

99.9

37

378

11.1
12.1
13.0
21.0
23.1
23.2
23.3
24.0
25.1
25.2
25.3

279
241
248
50
46
48
1
5
7
13
11
9
22
19
13
1 ................... ...................
7
2
13
14

6
1
9
13

5
1
7
12

6
9
2
14
7

4
8
2
3
7

4
7
2
2
7

UNITED STATES TAX COURT
Federal Funds
General and special funds:
SALARIES

AND

EXPENSES

For necessary expenses, including contract reporting and other
services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109; ø$33,269,000¿ $34,293,000:
Provided, That travel expenses of the judges shall be paid upon
the written certificate of the judge. (Independent Agencies Appropriations Act, 1996.)
Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 23–0100–0–1–752

1995 actual

1996 est.

1997 est.

10.00

1011

Total compensable workyears: Exempt Full-time equivalent employment ......................................................

1995 actual

4,342

1996 est.

3,700

1997 est.

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
New budget authority (gross) ........................................
Unobligated balance expiring ........................................

34
33
34
–3 ................... ...................

23.90
23.95

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
New obligations .............................................................

31
–31

33
–33

34
–34

40.00

Identification code 05–0107–0–1–801

31

22.00
22.30

Personnel Summary

Obligations by program activity:
Total obligations ............................................................

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Appropriation ..................................................................

34

33

34

4
31
–31

4
33
–33

4
34
–34

4

4

4

33

34

3,600

øADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS¿
øSEC. 211. (a) Effective June 30, 1996, the functions of the Comptroller General identified in subsection (b) are transferred to the
Director of the Office of Management and Budget, contingent upon
the additional transfer to the Office of Management and Budget of
such personnel, budget authority, records, and property of the General Accounting Office relating to such functions as the Comptroller
General and the Director jointly determine to be necessary. The Director may delegate any such function, in whole or in part, to any
other agency or agencies if the Director determines that such delegation would be cost-effective or otherwise in the public interest, and
may transfer to such agency or agencies any personnel, budget authority, records, and property received by the Director pursuant to
the preceding sentence that relate to the delegated functions. Personnel transferred pursuant to this provision shall not be separated
or reduced in classification or compensation for one year after any
such transfer, except for cause.
(b) The following provisions of the United States Code contain
the functions to be transferred pursuant to subsection (a): sections
5564 and 5583 of title 5; sections 2312, 2575, 2733, 2734, 2771,
4712, and 9712 of title 10; sections 1626 and 4195 of title 22; section

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation .............................................................
73.10 New obligations .............................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation .............................................................
72.40

86.90
86.93

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority ..............................
Outlays from current balances ......................................

29
2

29
4

30
4

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

31

33

34

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

34
31

33
33

34
34

The bulk of the Court’s work is the trial and adjudication
of controversies involving deficiencies in income, estate, and
gift taxes. The Court also has jurisdiction to redetermine deficiencies in certain excise taxes; to issue declaratory judgments

38

UNITED STATES TAX COURT—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 1997

General and special funds—Continued

Trust Funds

SALARIES

TAX COURT JUDGES SURVIVORS ANNUITY FUND

AND

EXPENSES—Continued

in the areas of qualification of retirement plans, exemption
of charitable organizations and the status of certain governmental obligations; and to decide certain cases involving disclosure of tax information by the Commissioner of Internal
Revenue.
Additional jurisdiction was conferred on the Court by the
Taxpayer Bill of Rights in 1988. The Court is authorized
to hear and decide appeals by taxpayers from decisions by
the Internal Revenue Service denying awards for reasonable
administrative costs incurred in connection with administrative proceedings within the Internal Revenue Service. In addition, if a timely petition for the redetermination of a deficiency is pending before the Court, the Court is authorized
to restrain the premature assessment and collection of the
disputed tax, to review certain jeopardy assessments and jeopardy levies, and to review the Commissioner’s determination
that certain seized property may be sold notwithstanding the
pendency of the deficiency action. Finally, the Court is authorized to enforce its decisions determining overpayments in taxpayers’ favor, to resolve disputes involving interest on deficiencies which were previously the subject of disputes before
the Court, and to modify decisions in estate tax cases involving certain payment extensions.
For 1997, the Court proposes a trial program of 340 weeks
consisting of 150 weeks of regular trial sessions and 90 weeks
of small tax case sessions. In addition, the Court proposes
scheduling special sessions for lengthy trials consisting of approximately 100 weeks. Trials are held in approximately 80
cities throughout the United States.
Statistics on the actual and estimated number of cases before the court are presented in the following tabulation:
1995 actual

Pending, beginning year .............................................................
Docketed during year ..................................................................
Adjustments during year .............................................................
Disposed of during year ..............................................................
Pending, end of year ...................................................................

1996 est.

1997 est.

30,424
29,678
34,678
25,402
32,000
32,750
758 .................... ....................
26,906
27,000
27,000
29,678
34,678
40,428

This presentation includes the ‘‘Tax Court independent
counsel’’ fund. This fund is established pursuant to 26 U.S.C.
7475. The fund is used by the Tax Court to employ independent counsel to pursue disciplinary matters involving practitioners admitted to practice before the Court.

1995 actual

1996 est.

Personnel compensation: Full-time permanent .............
Civilian personnel benefits ............................................
Benefits for former personnel ........................................
Travel and transportation of persons ............................
Rental payments to GSA ................................................
Other services ................................................................
Supplies and materials .................................................
Equipment ......................................................................

15
3
1
1
7
2
1
1

16
3
1
1
7
3
1
1

17
3
1
1
7
3
1
1

99.9

Total obligations ........................................................

31

33

34

1997 est.

5

5

5

04.00

6

6

6

–1
6

–1
6

–1
6

Total: Balances and collections ....................................
Appropriation:
05.01 Tax Court judges survivors annuity fund ......................
07.99 Total balance, end of year ............................................

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
1995 actual

Identification code 23–8115–0–7–602

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance available, start of year: U.S.
Securities: Par value .................................................
22.00 New budget authority (gross) ........................................

1996 est.

1997 est.

21.41

23.90
24.41

5
1

6
1

6

6

7

5

6

7

1

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
Unobligated balance available, end of year: U.S. Securities: Par value .....................................................

5
1

1

1

60.27

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Appropriation (trust fund, indefinite) ............................

73.10

Change in unpaid obligations:
New obligations ............................................................. ................... ................... ...................

87.00

Outlays (gross), detail:
Total outlays (gross) ...................................................... ................... ................... ...................

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
1
1
1
Outlays ........................................................................... ................... ................... ...................

This fund, established pursuant to 26 U.S.C. 7448, is used
to pay survivorship benefits to eligible surviving spouses and
dependent children of deceased judges of the U.S. Tax Court.
Participating judges pay 3.5 percent of their salaries or retired pay into the fund to cover creditable service for which
payment is required. Additional funds, as are needed, are
provided through the annual appropriation to the U.S. Tax
Court.
On September 30, 1995, 25 judges of the court were participating in the fund, and 1 eligible dependent and 6 eligible
widows were receiving survivorship annuity payments.

Federal Funds
General and special funds:
PROSPECTIVE PAYMENT ASSESSMENT COMMISSION
SALARIES AND EXPENSES

For expenses necessary to carry out section 1886(e) of the Social
Security Act, $3,902,000, to be transferred to this appropriation from
the Federal Hospital Insurance and the Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Funds.
Note.—A regular 1996 appropriation for this account had not been enacted at the time
this budget was prepared. The 1996 amounts included in this budget are based on the
levels provided in three continuing resolutions: P.L. 104–91, P.L. 104–92, and P.L. 104–
99.

Personnel Summary

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
1995 actual

1996 est.

1997 est.
Identification code 95–3400–0–1–551

Total compensable workyears:
1005 Full-time equivalent of overtime and holiday hours
1011 Exempt Full-time equivalent employment .....................

1996 est.

Balance, start of year:
01.99 Balance, start of year ....................................................

1997 est.

11.1
12.1
13.0
21.0
23.1
25.2
26.0
31.0

Identification code 23–0100–0–1–752

1995 actual

Identification code 23–8115–0–7–602

OTHER LEGISLATIVE BRANCH AGENCIES

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 23–0100–0–1–752

Unavailable Collections (in millions of dollars)

2
350

2
350

2
350

1995 actual

1996 est.

1997 est.

10.00

Obligations by program activity:
Total obligations ............................................................

4

3

4

22.00

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
New budget authority (gross) ........................................

5

3

4

OTHER LEGISLATIVE BRANCH BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS
Federal Funds—Continued

LEGISLATIVE BRANCH
22.30

Unobligated balance expiring ........................................

–1 ................... ...................

23.90
23.95

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
New obligations .............................................................

4
–4

New budget authority (gross), detail:
68.00 Spending authority from offsetting collections (gross):
Offsetting collections (cash) .....................................

3
–3

5

4
–4

3

4

39

23.95

New obligations .............................................................

–4

–3

–4

68.00

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Spending authority from offsetting collections (gross):
Offsetting collections (cash) .....................................

4

3

4

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation .............................................................
73.10 New obligations .............................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation .............................................................
72.40

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation .............................................................
73.10 New obligations .............................................................
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation .............................................................
72.40

1
4
–4

1
3
–3

1
4
–4

1

1

1

2
4
–5

2 ...................
3
4
–5
–4

2 ................... ...................

86.97
86.98

Outlays (gross), detail:
86.97 Outlays from new permanent authority .........................
86.98 Outlays from permanent balances ................................

3
1

2
1

3
1

87.00

4

3

4

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
88.00
Offsetting collections (cash) from: Federal sources

–5

–3

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new permanent authority .........................
Outlays from permanent balances ................................

2
2

3
4
2 ...................

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

5

5

4

Offsets:
Against gross budget authority and outlays:
88.00
Offsetting collections (cash) from: Federal sources

–4

–3

–4

–4

Net budget authority and outlays:
89.00 Budget authority ............................................................ ................... ................... ...................
90.00 Outlays ...........................................................................
–1 ................... ...................

The Prospective Payment Assessment Commission was authorized by Public Law 98–21, section 1886(e) of the Social
Security Act Amendments of 1983, to advise and assist the
Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services
and Congress on maintaining and updating the Medicare prospective payment system. The Commission’s mandate has
been expanded to include inpatient and outpatient payments
to hospitals and excluded facilities, skilled nursing facilities,
renal disease services, home health services and issues related to Medicaid and the American health care system.

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................ ................... ................... ...................
Outlays ........................................................................... ...................
2 ...................

The Physician Payment Review Commission was established in 1986 (P.L. 99–272) as an independent legislative
agency to advise Congress on the design and refinement of
physician payment methods under the Medicare program and
related policies affecting the broader health care system. The
Commission, comprised of 26 fulltime staff and 13 appointed
members, reports to Congress annually on physician payment
reform, monitoring the effectiveness of the Medicare Fee
Schedule, the supply and specialty distribution of physicians
and financing of graduate medical education; access to and
quality of health care, medical malpractice reform, and other
related issues.

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
1995 actual

Identification code 95–3400–0–1–551

11.1
23.3
25.1
99.5

Personnel compensation: Full-time permanent .............
Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous charges
Advisory and assistance services ..................................
Below reporting threshold ..............................................

99.9

Total obligations ........................................................

1996 est.

1997 est.

1
1
1 ...................
1
1
1
1

1
1
1
1

4

1995 actual

Identification code 95–1000–0–1–801

1996 est.

1997 est.

4

Personnel compensation: Full-time permanent .............
Communications, utilities, and miscellaneous charges
Research and development contracts ...........................
Below reporting threshold ..............................................

99.9

3

11.1
23.3
25.5
99.5

1
1
1
1
1 ...................
1
1

Total obligations ........................................................

1
1
1
1

4

4

3

Personnel Summary
Personnel Summary
Identification code 95–3400–0–1–551

1011

1995 actual

1996 est.

1997 est.
1995 actual

Identification code 95–1000–0–1–801

Total compensable workyears: Exempt Full-time equivalent employment ......................................................

23

27

27

1011

Total compensable workyears: Exempt Full-time equivalent employment ......................................................

19

1996 est.

1997 est.

27

27

PHYSICIAN PAYMENT REVIEW COMMISSION
SALARIES AND EXPENSES

For expenses necessary to carry out section 1845(a) of the Social
Security Act, $4,100,000, to be transferred to this appropriation from
the Federal Supplementary Medical Insurance Trust Fund.
Note.—A regular 1996 appropriation for this account had not been enacted at the time
this budget was prepared. The 1996 amounts included in this budget are based on the
levels provided in three continuing resolutions: P.L. 104–91, P.L. 104–92, and P.L. 104–
99.

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 95–1000–0–1–801

Obligations by program activity:
10.00 Total obligations ............................................................
Budgetary resources available for obligation:
22.00 New budget authority (gross) ........................................

1995 actual

4

4

1996 est.

1997 est.

3

3

OTHER LEGISLATIVE BRANCH BOARDS AND
COMMISSIONS
COMMISSION

ON

SECURITY

AND

COOPERATION IN EUROPE

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

For necessary expenses of the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe, as authorized by Public Law 94–304, $1,090,000,
to remain available until expended as authorized by section 3 of Public
Law 99–7.
COMPETITIVENESS POLICY COUNCIL

4

4

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

For necessary expenses of the Competitiveness Policy Council as
authorized by section 5209 of the Omnibus Trade and Competitiveness
Act of 1988, $897,000 to remain available until expended.

40

OTHER LEGISLATIVE BRANCH BOARDS AND COMMISSIONS—Continued
Federal Funds—Continued

COMMISSION

ON

THE BUDGET FOR FISCAL YEAR 1997

IMMIGRATION REFORM

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

For necessary expenses of the Commission on Immigration Reform
pursuant to section 141(f) of the Immigration Act of 1990, $2,498,000,
to remain available until expended.
Note.—Regular 1996 appropriations for these accounts have not been enacted at the
time this budget was prepared. The 1996 amounts included in this budget are based on
the levels provided in three continuing resolutions: P.L. 104–91, P.L. 104–92, and P.L.
104–99.

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 09–9911–0–1–999

1995 actual

1996 est.

1997 est.

Obligations by program activity:
Total obligations ............................................................

4

4

5

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance available, start of year:
Uninvested balance ...................................................
22.00 New budget authority (gross) ........................................

2
4

2
3

1
4

6
–4

5
–4

5
–5

10.00

21.40

23.90
23.95
24.40

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
New obligations .............................................................
Unobligated balance available, end of year:
Uninvested balance ...................................................

2

1 ...................

4

3

4

Change in unpaid obligations:
Unpaid obligations, start of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation ............................................................. ...................
73.10 New obligations .............................................................
4
73.20 Total outlays (gross) ......................................................
–3
74.40 Unpaid obligations, end of year: Obligated balance:
Appropriation .............................................................
1

1
4
–4

1
5
–5

1

1

2
2

3
1

40.00

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Appropriation ..................................................................

72.40

86.90
86.93

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new current authority ..............................
2
Outlays from current balances ...................................... ...................

87.00

Total outlays (gross) .................................................

3

4

5

89.00
90.00

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

4
4

3
4

4
5

This presentation includes a number of accounts that had
previously been displayed separately including the following:
Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise Fund; Commission on Security
and Cooperation in Europe; Competitiveness Policy Council;
International Conferences and Contingencies; Copyright Royalty Tribunal; National Commission on Manufactured Housing; Commission on Immigration Reform; National Commission to Prevent Infant Mortality; National Commission on
Children; and Gifts and donations, National Commission on
Children.
Oliver Wendell Holmes Devise Fund.—The Oliver Wendell
Holmes Devise Fund and the permanent committee for the
Oliver Wendell Holmes devise to administer it were created
by an act of Congress, approved August 5, 1955 (69 Stat.
533).
The current program is devoted primarily to the preparation of a History of the Supreme Court of the United States,
of which the first two volumes were published by the Macmillan Co. in 1972. The third, fourth and fifth volumes were
published in August 1974, September 1981, and August 1985,
respectively. The sixth and seventh volumes were published
in 1988. The eighth volume was published in 1993. Additional
volumes are nearing completion.
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe.—The
Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe is authorized and directed to monitor the acts of the signatories which
reflect compliance with or violation of the articles of the Final
Act of the Conference on Security and Cooperation in Europe,

with particular regard to the provisions relating to Cooperation in Humanitarian Fields. The law establishing the Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe also mandated
it to monitor and encourage U.S. Government and private
activities designed to expand East-West trade and the exchange of people and ideas. The Commission will receive
semiannual reports from the President on the signatories’
compliance with the Final Act and on U.S. activities in trade
and cultural/humanitarian exchange and it will itself make
advisory reports to the Congress on the progress of implementation.
The Commission is made up of nine Senators, nine Members of the House of Representatives and one Commissioner
each from the Departments of State, Defense, and Commerce.
Competitiveness Policy Council.—The Competitiveness Policy Council was established by Public Law 100–418, sections
5201–5210, as amended by Public Law 101–382, section 133.
It is a bipartisan commission with members appointed by
the joint leadership of the House of Representatives, the joint
leadership of the Senate, and the President.
The Council has twelve members, drawn from business,
labor, academia, government and public interest activities.
The President appoints a cabinet level official as the Executive branch representative. The Council’s objectives are:
(1) to be a national forum for identifying challenges to
U.S. living standards;
(2) to analyze information and develop recommendations
for long-range national strategies intended to enhance the
productivity and international competitiveness of the U.S.
economy;
(3) to monitor changes in saving and investment, government regulation, education, trade and technology and evaluate Federal, State and local policies with respect to their
impact on U.S. competitiveness;
(4) to establish subcouncils to develop long range strategies
on specific competitiveness issues;
(5) to make reports to the President and the Congress on
issues relating to U.S. competitiveness and standards of living.
The Council requested substantially less funds for 1996
due to cost cutting measures taken in 1994 and 1995.
International Conferences and Contingencies.—The International Conferences and Contingencies account provides
funds to cover the expenses of House and Senate participants
in international meetings.
Copyright Royalty Tribunal.—Under Public Law 94–553,
the general revision of the copyright law, an independent
Copyright Royalty Tribunal was created in the Legislative
Branch. The Tribunal is composed of three commissioners
appointed by the President with the advice and consent of
the Senate for staggered terms of 7 years each.
The Tribunal’s statutory responsibilities are: (a) to make
determinations concerning copyright royalty rates (1) in the
area of cable television (17 U.S.C. 111), (2) for phonorecords
(17 U.S.C. 115), (3) for coin-operated phonorecord players
(jukeboxes) (17 U.S.C. 116), (4) for non-commercial broadcasting (17 U.S.C. 118), and (5) for digital audio devices (17
U.S.C. 1004); and (b) to distribute cable television, satellite
carrier, jukebox, and digital audio devices and media royalties
deposited with the Register of Copyrights (17 U.S.C. 111,
116, 119, 1005, and 1007).
Public Law 103–198 abolished the Copyright Royalty Tribunal and created a Copyright Arbitration Royalty Panel System
administered by the Library of Congress Copyright Office.
National Commission on Manufactured Housing.—The National Commission on Manufactured Housing was established
by Public Law 101–625, section 943. The 16-member commission submitted its final report in August, 1994 and terminated in September, 1994.

TITLE III—GENERAL PROVISIONS
Trust Funds

LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

Commission on Immigration Reform.—The Commission on
Immigration Reform was established under Section 141 of
the Immigration Act of 1990. The mandate of the Commission
is to review and evaluate the implementation and impact
of the U.S. immigration policy and to transmit to the Congress not later than September 30, 1997, a final report of
its findings and recommendations for additional changes that
should be made with respect to legal immigration into the
United States. The commission submitted its second interim
report in September 1995. The Commission expires January
1998.
National Commission to Prevent Infant Mortality.—The National Commission to Prevent Infant Mortality terminated its
activities in 1994.

73.10
73.20

Change in unpaid obligations:
New obligations ............................................................. ...................
Total outlays (gross) ...................................................... ...................

86.98

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from permanent balances ................................ ...................

1

1

87.00

Total outlays (gross) ................................................. ...................

–1

–1

1
1

1
1

89.00
90.00

1995 actual

11.1
25.1
99.5
99.9

1997 est.

2
1
1

4

4

1011

1995 actual

Total compensable workyears: Exempt Full-time equivalent employment ......................................................

1996 est.

1995 actual

Identification code 09–8275–0–7–801

2
1
2
5

Personnel Summary
Identification code 09–9911–0–1–999

01.99

Balance, start of year:
Balance, start of year ....................................................

04.00

Total: Balances and collections ....................................
Appropriation:
05.01 John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Development
trust fund ..................................................................
07.99 Total balance, end of year ............................................

37

8

8

8

9

9

9

–1
9

–1
9

–1
9

1995 actual

1995 actual

1

1

1

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance available, start of year: U.S.
Securities: Par value .................................................
22.00 New budget authority (gross) ........................................

1996 est.

1997 est.

Balance, start of year:
Balance, start of year .................................................... ................... ...................
2
Receipts:
02.01 Coin sale surcharges, U.S. Capitol Preservation Commission ......................................................................
5
2 ...................
02.02 Interest on investments, U.S. Capitol Preservation
Commission ...............................................................
1
1
1

8
1

8
1

8
1

9
–1

9
–1

9
–1

8

8

8

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
New obligations .............................................................
Unobligated balance available, end of year: U.S. Securities: Par value .....................................................
New budget authority (gross), detail:
Appropriation (trust fund, indefinite) ............................

1

1

1

73.10
73.20

Change in unpaid obligations:
New obligations .............................................................
1
Total outlays (gross) ...................................................... ...................

1
–1

1
–1

86.97

Outlays (gross), detail:
Outlays from new permanent authority ......................... ...................

1

1

Total outlays (gross) ................................................. ...................

1

1

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
1
Outlays ........................................................................... ...................

1
1

1
1

1

3

3

–1
2

–1
2

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
1996 est.

60.27

89.00
90.00

3

04.00

Obligations by program activity:
10.00 Total obligations (object class 25.2) ............................ ...................

23.90
23.95
24.41

87.00

6

1995 actual

1997 est.

21.41

01.99

Total: Balances and collections ....................................
6
Appropriation:
05.01 Capitol Preservation Commission trust fund ................
–6
07.99 Total balance, end of year ............................................ ...................

1996 est.

Obligations by program activity:
Total obligations ............................................................

10.00

Unavailable Collections (in millions of dollars)

Identification code 09–8300–0–7–801

1997 est.

37

U.S. CAPITOL PRESERVATION COMMISSION

Total receipts .............................................................

1996 est.

Program and Financing (in millions of dollars)
36

Trust Funds

02.99

AND

1997 est.

Identification code 09–8275–0–7–801

Identification code 09–8300–0–7–801

6
2

1
1

Unavailable Collections (in millions of dollars)
1996 est.

Personnel compensation: Full-time permanent .............
2
Advisory and assistance services .................................. ...................
Below reporting threshold ..............................................
2
Total obligations ........................................................

Net budget authority and outlays:
Budget authority ............................................................
Outlays ...........................................................................

1
1

JOHN C. STENNIS CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE TRAINING
DEVELOPMENT

Object Classification (in millions of dollars)
Identification code 09–9911–0–1–999

41

1997 est.

1

1

Budgetary resources available for obligation:
Unobligated balance available, start of year:
21.40
Uninvested balance ...................................................
21.41
U.S. Securities: Par value .........................................

–2 ................... ...................
19
23
25

21.99
22.00

Total unobligated balance, start of year .............
New budget authority (gross) ........................................

17
6

23
1

25
1

23.90
23.95

Total budgetary resources available for obligation
23
New obligations ............................................................. ...................
Unobligated balance available, end of year:
U.S. Securities:
Par value ...............................................................
23
Unrealized discounts .............................................
–1

24
–1

26
–1

25
–1

25
–1

The principal for this fund was established by the transfer
of $7,500,000 from the appropriation ‘‘Payment to the John
C. Stennis Center’’.
Personnel Summary

24.41
24.42
24.99

Total unobligated balance, end of year ....................

22

24

24

60.27

New budget authority (gross), detail:
Appropriation (trust fund, indefinite) ............................

6

1

1

Identification code 09–8275–0–7–801

1011

Total compensable workyears: Exempt Full-time equivalent employment ......................................................

1995 actual

5

1996 est.

1997 est.

5

5

TITLE III—GENERAL PROVISIONS
SEC. 301. No part of the funds appropriated in this Act shall be
used for the maintenance or care of private vehicles, except for emergency assistance and cleaning as may be provided under regulations
relating to parking facilities for the House of Representatives issued

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Trust Funds—Continued

by the Committee on House Oversight and for the Senate issued
by the Committee on Rules and Administration.
SEC. 302. No part of any appropriation contained in this Act shall
remain available for obligation beyond the current fiscal year unless
expressly so provided herein.
SEC. 303. Whenever any office or position not specifically established by the Legislative Pay Act of 1929 is appropriated for herein
or whenever the rate of compensation or designation of any position
appropriated for herein is different from that specifically established
for such position by such Act, the rate of compensation and the
designation of the position, or either, appropriated for or provided
herein, shall be the permanent law with respect thereto: Provided,
That the provisions herein for the various items of official expenses
of Members, officers, and committees of the Senate and House of
Representatives, and clerk hire for Senators and Members of the
House of Representatives shall be the permanent law with respect
thereto.
SEC. 304. The expenditure of any appropriation under this Act
for any consulting service through procurement contract, pursuant
to 5 U.S.C. 3109, shall be limited to those contracts where such
expenditures are a matter of public record and available for public
inspection, except where otherwise provided under existing law, or
under existing Executive order issued pursuant to existing law.
SEC. 305. (a) It is the sense of the Congress that, to the greatest
extent practicable, all equipment and products purchased with funds
made available in this Act should be American-made.
(b) In providing financial assistance to, or entering into any contract with, any entity using funds made available in this Act, the
head of each Federal agency, to the greatest extent practicable, shall
provide to such entity a notice describing the statement made in
subsection (a) by the Congress.
øSEC. 306. (a) Upon approval of the Committee on Appropriations
of the House of Representatives, and in accordance with conditions
determined by the Committee on House Oversight, positions in connection with House parking activities and related funding shall be
transferred from the appropriation ‘‘Architect of the Capitol, Capitol
buildings and grounds, House office buildings’’ to the appropriation
‘‘House of Representatives, salaries, officers and employees, Office
of the Sergeant at Arms’’: Provided, That the position of Superintendent of Garages shall be subject to authorization in annual appropriations Acts.
(b) 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 under subsection (a)
shall be included in the total service of such employee in connection
with the computation of any annuity under subsections (a) through
(e) and (o) of such section.
(c) In the case of days of annual leave to the credit of any such
employee as of the date such employee is transferred under subsection (a) the Architect of the Capitol is authorized to make a lump
sum payment to each such employee for that annual leave. No such
payment shall be considered a payment or compensation within the
meaning of any law relating to dual compensation.¿
øSEC. 307. None of the funds made available in this Act may
be used for the relocation of the office of any Member of the House
of Representatives within the House office buildings.¿
øSEC. 308. (a)(1) Effective October 1, 1995, the unexpended balances of appropriations specified in paragraph (2) are transferred
to the appropriation for general expenses of the Capitol Police, to
be used for design and installation of security systems for the Capitol
buildings and grounds.
(2) The unexpended balances referred to in paragraph (1) are—
(A) the unexpended balance of appropriations for security installations, as referred to in the paragraph under the heading ‘‘CAPITOL
BUILDINGS’’, under the general headings ‘‘JOINT ITEMS’’, ‘‘ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL’’, and ‘‘CAPITOL BUILDINGS AND
GROUNDS’’ in title I of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act,
1995 (108 Stat. 1434), including any unexpended balance from a
prior fiscal year and any unexpended balance under such headings
in this Act; and
(B) the unexpended balance of the appropriation for an improved
security plan, as transferred to the Architect of the Capitol by
section 102 of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1989
(102 Stat. 2165).
(b) Effective October 1, 1995, the responsibility for design and installation of security systems for the Capitol buildings and grounds
is transferred from the Architect of the Capitol to the Capitol Police

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Board. Such design and installation shall be carried out under the
direction of the Committee on House Oversight of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Rules and Administration of the
Senate, and without regard to section 3709 of the Revised Statutes
of the United States (41 U.S.C. 5). On and after October 1, 1995,
any alteration to a structural, mechanical, or architectural feature
of the Capitol buildings and grounds that is required for a security
system under the preceding sentence may be carried out only with
the approval of the Architect of the Capitol.
(c)(1) Effective October 1, 1995, all positions specified in paragraph
(2) and each individual holding any such position (on a permanent
basis) immediately before that date, as identified by the Architect
of the Capitol, shall be transferred to the Capitol Police.
(2) The positions referred to in paragraph (1) are those positions
which, immediately before October 1, 1995, are—
(A) under the Architect of the Capitol;
(B) within the Electronics Engineering Division of the Office of
the Architect of the Capitol; and
(C) related to the design or installation of security systems for
the Capitol buildings and grounds.
(3) All annual leave and sick leave standing to the credit of an
individual immediately before such individual is transferred under
paragraph (1) shall be credited to such individual, without adjustment, in the new position of the individual.¿
øSEC. 309. (a) Section 230(a) of the Congressional Accountability
Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1371(a)) is amended by striking out ‘‘Administrative Conference of the United States’’ and inserting in lieu thereof
‘‘Board’’.
(b) Section 230(d)(1) of the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995
(2 U.S.C. 1371(d)(1)) is amended—
(1) by striking out ‘‘Administrative Conference of the United
States’’ and inserting in lieu thereof ‘‘Board’’; and
(2) by striking out ‘‘and shall submit the study and recommendations to the Board’’.
(c) The amendments made by this section shall take effect only
if the Administrative Conference of the United States ceases to exist
prior to the completion and submission of the study to the Board
as required by section 230 of the Congressional Accountability Act
of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1371).¿
øSEC. 310. Any amount appropriated in this Act for ‘‘HOUSE OF
REPRESENTATIVES—Salaries and Expenses—Members’ Representational Allowances’’ shall be available only for fiscal year 1996. Any
amount remaining after all payments are made under such allowances for such fiscal year shall be deposited in the Treasury, to
be used for deficit reduction.¿
SEC. ø311¿ 306. Section 316 of Public Law 101–302 is amended
in the first sentence of subsection (a) by striking ø‘‘1995’’¿ ‘‘1996’’
and inserting ø‘‘1996’’¿ ‘‘1997’’.
øSEC. 312. Such sums as may be necessary are appropriated to
the account described in subsection (a) of section 415 of Public Law
104–1 to pay awards and settlements as authorized under such subsection.¿
øSEC. 313. (a) The Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives 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 have the qualifications specified in subsection (b).
(b) The qualifications referred to in subsection (a) are the following:
(1) A minimum of five years of experience as a law enforcement
officer before beginning service as the Sergeant at Arms.
(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) The Committee on House Oversight of the House of Representatives shall have authority to prescribe regulations to carry out this
section.¿
øSEC. 314. Notwithstanding any other provision of law, effective
September 1, 1995, the Committee on House Oversight of the House
of Representatives shall have authority—
(1) to combine the House of Representatives Clerk Hire Allowance, Official Expenses Allowance, and Official Mail Allowance into
a single allowance, to be known as the ‘‘Members’ Representational
Allowance’’; and
(2) to prescribe regulations relating to allocations, expenditures,
and other matters with respect to the Members’ Representational
Allowance.¿

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SEC. 307. Beginning in fiscal year 1997 and thereafter, amounts
appropriated in any fiscal year to the Architect of the Capitol, including the Botanic Garden, may be transferred among accounts available

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to the Architect, upon the approval of the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives. (Legislative
Branch Appropriations Act, 1996.)


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