[Senate Report 111-29]
[From the U.S. Government Printing Office]


                                                        Calendar No. 82
111th Congress                                                   Report
                                 SENATE
 1st Session                                                     111-29

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                LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS, 2010

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                 June 18, 2009.--Ordered to be printed

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

                                 REPORT

                         [To accompany S. 1294]

    The Committee on Appropriations reports the bill (S. 1294) 
making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal 
year ending September 30, 2010, and for other purposes, reports 
favorably thereon and recommends that the bill do pass.



Amount of new budget (obligational) authority

Total of bill as reported to the Senate.................  $3,136,000,000
Amount of 2009 appropriations...........................\1\3,059,919,000
Amount of 2010 budget estimate..........................   3,432,806,000
Bill as recommended to Senate compared to--
    2009 appropriations.................................     +76,081,000
    2010 budget estimate................................    -296,806,000

\1\Includes $25,000,000 in emergency funding (Public Law 111-5).


                                CONTENTS

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                                                                   Page
General Statement and Summary....................................     3
Title I:
    Legislative Branch Appropriations:
        Senate...................................................     6
        Joint Items..............................................    23
        Capitol Police...........................................    24
        Office of Compliance.....................................    26
        Congressional Budget Office..............................    27
        Architect of the Capitol.................................    27
        Library of Congress......................................    36
        Government Printing Office...............................    41
        Government Accountability Office.........................    42
        Open World Leadership Center Trust Fund..................    43
        John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Training and 
          Develop- 
          ment...................................................    44
Title II: General Provisions.....................................    45
Compliance With Paragraph 7, Rule XVI, of the Standing Rules of 
  the Sen- 
  ate............................................................    47
Compliance With Paragraph 7(c), Rule XXVI of the Standing Rules 
  of the Senate..................................................    47
Compliance With Paragraph 12, Rule XXVI, of the Standing Rules of 
  the Senate.....................................................    48
 Budgetary Impact of Bill........................................    58

                     GENERAL STATEMENT AND SUMMARY

    The Committee recommends new budget (obligational) 
authority of $3,136,000,000 for the legislative branch for 
fiscal year 2010. This amount excludes House items as per 
normal protocol. This total is $296,806,000 below the budget 
request and $76,081,000 above the fiscal year 2009 level 
including emergency spending.
    The Committee believes the legislative branch should serve 
as a model for the executive branch, tightening its belt 
wherever possible and employing best practices. Therefore, the 
Committee has limited increases within the legislative branch 
to routine pay and inflationary increases, and for very high 
priority projects only. Most requests for additional staffing 
or programmatic expansions were not approved. This has resulted 
in significant reductions from the budget request, and an 
overall increase of only 3 percent for the entire legislative 
branch (excluding House items).
    The Committee made funding recommendations based on the 
high priorities of security and protection of the Capitol 
complex and its visitors, the backlog of deferred maintenance 
and capital renewal projects that exist throughout the complex, 
and to ensure that the buildings within the complex are 
compliant with current fire and life safety requirements.
    The bill includes $331,557,000 for the U.S. Capitol Police; 
$445,423,000 for the Architect of the Capitol (excluding House 
office buildings) to maintain, improve, and construct buildings 
and facilities for the Congress; $553,658,000 for the 
Government Accountability Office; $638,565,000 for the Library 
of Congress; $146,989,000 for the Government Printing Office; 
and $933,986,000 for operations of the Senate.
    Cross Servicing of Legislative Branch Financial Management 
Systems.--The Committee, as part of its ongoing efforts to 
achieve efficiencies and cost savings, as well as consistency 
in legislative branch financial management operations and 
reporting, has a vision for all legislative branch agencies to 
receive core financial accounting system services from one 
legislative branch entity, the Library of Congress [LOC]. The 
Committee directs all legislative branch agencies, through the 
Legislative Branch Financial Managers Council [LBFMC], to 
implement this vision for financial management system cross 
servicing.
    For those legislative branch agencies that are not 
currently cross serviced by the LOC, conversion of their agency 
financial systems to the LOC financial system environment 
should occur incrementally over a period of several years, 
allowing each agency adequate time to identify and resolve 
issues and concerns related to their particular conversion.
    The LOC currently provides core financial accounting system 
services to the Office of Compliance and the Congressional 
Budget Office, and is in the process of implementing a 
migration of the United State Capitol Police [USCP] to LOC's 
financial system environment. After completing the USCP 
conversion, the LOC should plan the next conversion with the 
Architect of the Capitol, which currently utilizes the same 
financial management software as the LOC. The Committee is 
disappointed that the Architect of the Capitol has been less 
than cooperative in the implementation of this initiative and 
expects full cooperation from AOC going forward.
    After completing the conversion with AOC, LOC should 
coordinate with all other legislative branch agencies (except 
the House and Senate) to analyze, plan, and ultimately move 
forward to migrate their financial accounting system services 
to the LOC.
    The approach and methodology for migrating legislative 
branch agency financial accounting systems to the LOC's 
financial accounting system environment should follow the 
recommendations of the Government Accountability Office, as 
presented to the Committee, and the process being implemented 
for the USCP migration. Each agency, as it contemplates 
migration to LOC's financial system environment, should first 
perform a ``gap analysis'' to identify any discrepancies 
between its own current financial system operations and the 
current financial system operations of the LOC. If the gap 
analysis reveals discrepancies and/or issues that suggest that 
a migration to LOC's financial system environment may not 
achieve desired efficiencies or be in the best interest of the 
agency, the agency should complete a full ``alternatives 
analysis'' to determine the best course of action for the 
agency for the long term. (Note: a full alternatives analysis 
is based on a 10-year life cycle). If the results of the 
alternatives analysis indicate that it is not in the best 
interest of the agency to migrate to the LOC, the agency should 
brief the Committee and seek its approval to pursue an 
alternative financial accounting system.
    Finally, the Committee directs the LOC Chief Financial 
Officer and the Co-Chairs of the LBFMC to keep the Committee 
apprised of both the updated plans and ongoing progress in 
implementing the vision for legislative branch financial system 
cross servicing.
    Reprogrammings and Operating Plans.--The Committee expects 
all agencies to notify the Committee of any significant 
departures from budget plans presented to the Committee in any 
agency's budget justifications. In particular, agencies funded 
through this bill are required to notify the Committee prior to 
each reprogramming of funds in excess of the lesser of 10 
percent or $500,000 between programs, projects or activities, 
or in excess of $500,000 between object classifications (except 
for shifts within the pay categories, object class 11, 12, and 
13 or as further specified in each agency's respective 
section). This includes cumulative reprogrammings that together 
total at least $500,000 from or to a particular program, 
activity, or object classification as well as reprogramming of 
FTE's or funds to create new organizational entities within the 
Agency or to restructure entities which already exist. The 
Committee desires to be notified of reprogramming actions which 
involve less than the above-mentioned amounts if such actions 
would have the effect of changing an agency's funding 
requirements in future years or if programs or projects 
specifically cited in the Committee's reports are affected.
    The Committee also expects all agencies to submit operating 
plans for the Committee's approval within 30 days of the bill's 
enactment.

                                TITLE I

                   LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS

                                 SENATE

                           Expense Allowances

Appropriations, 2009....................................        $180,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................         180,000
Committee recommendation................................         180,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $180,000 for 
the expense allowances of the Vice President, the President pro 
tempore of the Senate, the majority and minority leaders, the 
majority and minority whips, the chairmen of the majority and 
minority conference committees, and the chairmen of the 
majority and minority policy committees. The recommended 
allowances are as follows:
    For the expense allowance of the Vice President, the 
Committee recommends an amount of $20,000.
    For the expense allowance of the President pro tempore, the 
Committee recommends an amount of $40,000.
    For the expense allowance of the majority and minority 
leaders, the Committee recommends $40,000 for each leader, for 
a total of $80,000.
    For the expense allowance of the majority and minority 
whips, the Committee recommends $10,000 for each whip, for a 
total of $20,000.
    For the expense allowance for the chairmen of the majority 
and minority conference committees, the Committee recommends 
$5,000 for each chairman, for a total of $10,000.
    For the expense allowance for the chairmen of the majority 
and minority policy committees, the Committee recommends $5,000 
for each chairman, for a total of $10,000.
    Expenditures from all the foregoing allowances are made 
upon certification from the individuals for whom the allowances 
are authorized, and are reported semiannually in the report of 
the Secretary of the Senate.

    Representation Allowances for the Majority and Minority Leaders

Appropriations, 2009....................................         $30,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................          30,000
Committee recommendation................................          30,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $30,000 for 
representation allowances for the majority and minority 
leaders.
    This allowance was established in the Supplemental 
Appropriations Act for Fiscal Year 1985 (Public Law 99-88). The 
funds were authorized to be used by the majority and minority 
leaders solely for the discharge of their appropriate 
responsibilities in connection with official visits to the 
United States by members of foreign legislative bodies and 
representatives of foreign governments and intergovernmental 
agencies. The recommended amount is to be divided equally 
between the two leaders.
    Expenditures from this allowance are made upon 
certification of the leaders and are reported in the semiannual 
report of the Secretary of the Senate.

                   Salaries, Officers, and Employees

Appropriations, 2009....................................    $171,699,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................     186,057,000
Committee recommendation................................     178,982,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $178,982,000 
for the subaccounts funded under the overall account for the 
salaries of officers and employees of the Senate.
    It should be noted that except for a handful of positions 
in the Offices of the Secretary and the Sergeant at Arms that 
are required by statute, specific staffing levels are not 
stipulated either by the budget request or by the Committee's 
recommendation. Rather, lump-sum allowances are provided to 
fund staffing levels each office finds necessary and 
appropriate for the performance of its duties. Estimated 
staffing levels for offices funded under this appropriation for 
fiscal year 2010 are approximately 1,475 positions.

                    SALARIES, OFFICERS, AND EMPLOYEES
         [Estimated staffing levels--fiscal years 2009 and 2010]
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                           2010 request        2009
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Office of the Vice President............              45              45
Office of the President Pro Tempore.....              11              11
Office of the President Pro Tempore       ..............               1
 Emeritus...............................
Offices of the majority and minority                  43              43
 leaders................................
Offices of the majority and minority                  30              30
 whips..................................
Conference committees...................              48              48
Offices of the secretaries of the                     12              12
 conference of the majority and the
 conference of the minority.............
Policy Committees.......................              55              55
Office of the Chaplain..................               4               4
Office of the Secretary.................             253             252
Office of the Sergeant at Arms and                   957             958
 Doorkeeper.............................
Offices of the secretaries for the                    18              18
 majority and minority..................
                                         -------------------------------
          Totals........................           1,475           1,477
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    Any change from the allocation of funds in the subaccounts 
within this appropriation is subject to the approval of the 
Committee.
    The total amount appropriated is allocated to the various 
offices of the Senate as displayed under the headings for the 
offices that follow.

                      OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT

Appropriations, 2009....................................      $2,413,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................       2,517,000
Committee recommendation................................       2,517,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $2,517,000 to 
fund the salaries of the administrative and clerical staff of 
the Office of the Vice President in connection with his duties 
as the President of the Senate.

                  OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE

Appropriations, 2009....................................        $720,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................         752,000
Committee recommendation................................         752,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $752,000 for 
the Office of the President pro tempore.

              OFFICES OF THE MAJORITY AND MINORITY LEADERS

Appropriations, 2009....................................      $4,998,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................       5,212,000
Committee recommendation................................       5,212,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $5,212,000 for 
the offices of the majority and minority leaders. The amount 
recommended is to be equally divided, providing $2,606,000 for 
each office.
    The administrative and clerical staffs funded by this 
appropriation were authorized under the provisions of Public 
Law 91-145, effective November 1, 1969.

               OFFICES OF THE MAJORITY AND MINORITY WHIPS

Appropriations, 2009....................................      $3,096,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................       3,288,000
Committee recommendation................................       3,288,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,288,000 for 
the offices of the majority and minority whips. It is to be 
equally divided, providing $1,644,000 for each office.
    The authority for the administrative and clerical staff 
funded by this appropriation was created by Public Law 84-242, 
effective July 1, 1955.

                      COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

Appropriations, 2009....................................     $15,200,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................      15,844,000
Committee recommendation................................      15,844,000

    For the salaries of the staff of the Committee on 
Appropriations, the Committee recommends an appropriation of 
$15,844,000, an increase of $644,000 over the enacted level.

                         CONFERENCE COMMITTEES

Appropriations, 2009....................................      $3,310,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................       3,452,000
Committee recommendation................................       3,452,000

    For the administrative and clerical staffs of the majority 
and minority conference committees, the Committee recommends an 
appropriation of $3,452,000. The appropriation provides 
$1,726,000 in salaries for the staff of each conference 
committee.
    The chairman of each conference committee may transfer to 
or from amounts provided for salaries of each conference to the 
account for conference committee expenses within the 
``Miscellaneous items'' appropriation.

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

Appropriations, 2009....................................        $814,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................         850,000
Committee recommendation................................         850,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $850,000 for 
the majority and minority conference secretaries.
    These offices were created by section 6 of Senate 
Resolution 17, agreed to January 10, 1977, and two positions in 
each office were first funded in the Supplemental 
Appropriations Act, 1977 (Public Law 95-26).
    Section 102 of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1979 
(Public Law 96-38), abolished the specific positions and 
established a lump-sum allowance for the employment of staff, 
effective October 1, 1979. The amount recommended is to be 
divided equally between the majority secretary and the minority 
secretary.

                           POLICY COMMITTEES

Appropriations, 2009....................................      $3,380,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................       3,526,000
Committee recommendation................................       3,526,000

    For the salaries of the administrative and clerical staffs 
of the majority and minority policy committees, the Committee 
recommends an appropriation of $3,526,000 or $1,763,000 for 
each committee.
    The chairman of each policy Committee may transfer to or 
from amounts provided for salaries of each policy Committee to 
the account for policy Committee expenses within the 
``Miscellaneous items'' appropriation.

                         OFFICE OF THE CHAPLAIN

Appropriations, 2009....................................        $397,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................         415,000
Committee recommendation................................         415,000

    For the Office of the Chaplain, the Committee recommends an 
appropriation of $415,000. The amount recommended would provide 
the salaries for the Chaplain of the Senate and support staff 
to assist the Chaplain with his pastoral duties. The Fiscal 
Year 1988 Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, Public Law 
100-202, established the rate of pay for the Chaplain at 
Executive Level IV.

                        OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

Appropriations, 2009....................................     $24,020,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................      25,790,000
Committee recommendation................................      25,790,000

    The Committee recommends $25,790,000 for salaries of the 
Office of the Secretary. Fiscal year 2010 staffing levels are 
estimated at 253 positions.
    This appropriation provides funds for four statutory 
positions (Secretary of the Senate, Assistant Secretary of the 
Senate, Financial Clerk of the Senate, and Parliamentarian of 
the Senate) and lump-sum allowances for the employment and 
adjustment of salaries of personnel in the Office of the 
Secretary of the Senate, as authorized by Public Law 97-51, 
effective October 1, 1981 (2 U.S.C. 61a-11).
    The following departmental guidelines for fiscal year 2010 
have been submitted by the Secretary to the Committee. The 
departmental budgets grouped in the apportionment schedule 
under executive offices include: the Executive Office of the 
Secretary of the Senate, Page School, Senate Security, 
Information Systems, and Web Technology. The departmental 
budgets grouped in the apportionment schedule under 
administrative services include: conservation and preservation, 
curator, disbursing office, gift shop, historical office, human 
resources, interparliamentary services, library, printing and 
document services, public records, chief counsel for 
employment, and the stationery room. The departmental budgets 
grouped in the apportionment schedule under legislative and 
legal services include: the bill clerk, daily digest, enrolling 
clerk, journal clerk, legislative clerk, Official Reporters of 
Debate, captioning services, executive clerk, LIS project 
office, and Parliamentarian.
    The Committee recommendation reflects planning for the 
transfer of the Senate Information Services [SIS] program from 
the Office of the Sergeant at Arms to the Office of the 
Secretary. The Senate Library, a department of the Secretary, 
would administer the SIS program beginning in fiscal year 2011, 
and the Secretary's office will begin in fiscal year 2010 
planning the new programs necessary for the transfer.

                  OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF THE SENATE
         [Estimated staffing levels--fiscal years 2009 and 2010]
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                                           2010 request        2009
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Executive offices.......................              32              32
Administrative services.................             172             171
Legislative and legal services..........              49              49
                                         -------------------------------
      Totals............................             253             252
------------------------------------------------------------------------

             OFFICE OF THE SERGEANT AT ARMS AND DOORKEEPER

Appropriations, 2009....................................     $66,800,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................      75,044,000
Committee recommendation................................      70,000,000

    This appropriation provides funds for the salaries of three 
statutory positions (Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper, Deputy 
Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper, and Administrative Assistant 
to the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper) and lump-sum allowances 
for employment and adjustments of salaries of personnel in the 
Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, as 
authorized by Public Law 97-51, effective October 1, 1981 (2 
U.S.C. 61f-7).
    The Committee recommends a total of $70,000,000 for fiscal 
year 2010. This is an increase of $3,200,000 over the fiscal 
year 2009 level, and a decrease of $5,044,000 below the request 
reflecting current payroll projections.
    The Sergeant at Arms structure reflects five major 
divisions: Capitol Division, Operations Division, Technology 
Development Services Division, IT Support Services Division and 
Staff Offices division. The Capitol Division consists of the 
Executive Office of the Sergeant at Arms, the Office of 
Security and Emergency Preparedness, the U.S. Capitol Police 
Liaison, the Senate Post Office and Recording Studio. These 
offices provide the executive management and leadership of the 
Sergeant at Arms for day-to-day operations; for security of the 
Senate side of the Capitol complex; for liaison with the United 
States Capitol Police; and mailing and recording studio 
services. The Operations Division provides printing and 
photographic services; furnishes and maintains the Senate side 
of the Capitol Building; and offers office support services 
such as desktop computer acquisition, State office liaison, and 
customer support. The Technology Development Services Division 
supports enterprise information technology systems, 
applications development, Internet/intranet services, 
information security, and network engineering. The IT Support 
Services Division provides desktop computer support; 
correspondence management system acquisition, maintenance and 
support; telecommunications equipment and services; general 
office equipment; and new technology assessment. The Staff 
Offices Division includes Financial Management, Human 
Resources, The Joint Office of Education and Training, and 
Process Management and Innovation.
    The offices and personnel covered by this appropriation are 
shown in the following table.

               OFFICE OF THE SERGEANT AT ARMS AND DOORKEEPER OF THE SENATE APPORTIONMENT SCHEDULE
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                                                                                     Committee
                                                                    2009 level    recommendation    Difference
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Capitol Division................................................     $17,537,000     $18,806,000     +$1,269,000
    Positions...................................................             287             287  ..............
Operations Division.............................................     $18,509,000     $19,129,000       +$620,000
    Positions...................................................             305             305  ..............
Technology Development Services Division........................     $13,922,000     $14,443,000       +$521,000
    Positions...................................................             146             145              -1
IT Support Services Division....................................      $6,916,000      $7,462,000       +$546,000
    Positions...................................................             113             113  ..............
Staff Offices Division..........................................      $9,916,000     $10,160,000       +$244,000
    Positions...................................................             107             107  ..............
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      TOTALS....................................................     $66,800,000     $70,000,000     +$3,200,000
      POSITIONS.................................................             958             957              -1
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    The Committee expects to be notified in writing in a timely 
manner of any changes to the staffing levels or distribution of 
staff.

        OFFICES OF THE SECRETARIES FOR THE MAJORITY AND MINORITY

Appropriations, 2009....................................      $1,758,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................       1,836,000
Committee recommendation................................       1,836,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $1,836,000 for 
the offices of the secretaries for the majority and minority. 
The appropriation is to be equally divided, providing $918,000 
for each office.

                          AGENCY CONTRIBUTIONS

Appropriations, 2009....................................     $44,693,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................      47,531,000
Committee recommendation................................      45,500,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $45,500,000 
for agency contributions for employees paid under the 
appropriation, ``Salaries, officers, and employees,'' and 
employees paid under the appropriation ``Expenses of the United 
States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control,'' 
employees paid under the appropriation ``Joint Economic 
Committee,'' and employees paid by the ``Senate Hair Care 
Services Revolving Fund.''
    Agency contributions include the Senate's contributions as 
an employer to the Civil Service Retirement System, the Federal 
Employees' Retirement System, the Thrift Savings Plan, Federal 
employee group life insurance, Federal employee health 
insurance programs, and FICA. The Senate is required by law to 
make these payments, and the total required is dependent upon 
the number of Senate employees, their compensation levels, the 
benefit programs in which they are enrolled, and the extent of 
the benefits elected.

            Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate

Appropriations, 2009....................................      $6,743,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................       7,154,000
Committee recommendation................................       7,154,000

    For the Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate, 
the Committee recommends an appropriation of $7,154,000, an 
increase of $411,000 over the enacted level. This amount 
provides for the salaries, expenses, and agency contributions 
of the office.

                     Office of Senate Legal Counsel

Appropriations, 2009....................................      $1,484,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................       1,544,000
Committee recommendation................................       1,544,000

    The Office of Senate Legal Counsel was established pursuant 
to section 701 of Public Law 95-521. The Committee recommends 
an appropriation of $1,544,000 for the Office. The amount 
provided pays for the salaries, expenses, and agency 
contributions of the Office.

Expense Allowances of the Secretary of the Senate, Sergeant at Arms and 
Doorkeeper of the Senate, and Secretaries for the Majority and Minority 
                             of the Senate

Appropriations, 2009....................................         $30,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................          30,000
Committee recommendation................................          30,000

    Section 119 of Public Law 97-51 authorized an expense 
allowance for the Secretary of the Senate, the Sergeant at Arms 
and Doorkeeper of the Senate, the Secretary for the Majority, 
and the Secretary for the Minority. Since fiscal year 1983, the 
amount has been provided through a direct appropriation. The 
Committee recommends an appropriation of $30,000 providing an 
allowance of $7,500 for each office.

                   Contingent Expenses of the Senate


                      INQUIRIES AND INVESTIGATIONS

Appropriations, 2009....................................    $137,400,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................     172,989,000
Committee recommendation................................     145,500,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $145,500,000 
for inquiries and investigations by Senate standing, special, 
and select committees. This is $8,100,000 above the current 
level and $27,489,000 below the request.
    This appropriation funds the liquidation of obligations 
incurred by committees under the authorization provided in 
Committee funding resolutions.

         U.S. SENATE CAUCUS ON INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS CONTROL

Appropriations, 2009....................................        $520,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................         520,000
Committee recommendation................................         520,000

    The Committee recommends $520,000 for the expenses of the 
U.S. Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control. 
Established in 1985 by the Foreign Relations Authorization Act 
(Public Law 99-93), the Caucus was created to monitor and 
promote international compliance with narcotics control 
treaties and monitor and encourage U.S. Government and private 
programs seeking to expand international cooperation against 
drug abuse. The Caucus is composed of seven Senators and five 
members from the public sector with a chairman from the 
majority party and a co-chairman from the minority party.

                        SECRETARY OF THE SENATE

Appropriations, 2009....................................      $2,000,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................       2,000,000
Committee recommendation................................       2,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $2,000,000 for 
expenses of the Office of the Secretary, the same as the budget 
request.
    The table printed below sets forth the apportionment of 
funds under this appropriation, followed by a brief description 
of the line items. Any deviation of more than 10 percent 
cumulatively from the stated levels for each item will require 
the customary prior approval of the Committee.

                                 OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY APPORTIONMENT SCHEDULE
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                                                            Amount available
                                                               fiscal year     Budget estimate
                           Item                             2009  Public Law  fiscal year 2010     Difference
                                                                  111-8
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Departmental Operating Budget:
    Executive office......................................          $550,000          $550,000  ................
    Administrative services...............................         1,390,000         1,390,000  ................
    Legislative services..................................            60,000            60,000  ................
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Total operating budget..............................         2,000,000         2,000,000  ................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Typical expenditures of the Secretary of the Senate 
include:
    Consultants.--Funding is provided for not to exceed two 
individual consultants as authorized by section 110 of Public 
Law 95-94, August 5, 1977, which amends section 101 of Public 
Law 95-26, May 4, 1977. Consultants employed under this 
authority shall not be paid in excess of the per diem 
equivalent of the highest gross rate of annual compensation 
which may be paid to employees of a standing committee of the 
Senate.
    Legal Reference Volumes and Dictionaries.--Funding is 
provided to furnish U.S. Senators with volumes of the U.S. Code 
Annotated or U.S. Code service, pocket parts and supplements, 
as authorized by Public Law 92-51, July 9, 1971.
    The Disbursing Office is responsible for providing the U.S. 
Code Annotated or the U.S. Code Service to Senators when they 
assume office and upon receipt of a written request of a 
Senator. In addition, dictionaries are also furnished to 
Senators from funds provided in this account.
    Contractual Legal and Administrative Services and 
Miscellaneous Expenses.--Funding is provided for various 
contractual, administrative, and miscellaneous expenses 
incurred by the Office of the Secretary. The Office of the 
Secretary of the Senate has contractual authority under Public 
Law 92-342, for the Federal Election Campaign Act and has 
utilized this authority to employ professional legal services 
in the past. In addition, the Office of the Secretary has 
incurred various types of legal and other expenses which have 
been authorized by the Senate. Administrative services and 
miscellaneous expenses are housekeeping expenses of the Office 
of the Secretary.
    Travel and Registration Fees.--Funding is provided for 
travel expenses and registration fees incurred by the Secretary 
of the Senate and the employees of the Office of the Secretary. 
This line item excludes funding for travel expenses for the 
Federal Election Campaign Act under the Office of Public 
Records, which is provided separately under the authority of 
Public Law 93-342.
    The authority for the travel portion of this account was 
provided for by section 101 of Public Law 94-59, July 25, 1975.
    Orientation and Training.--Funding is provided for expenses 
incurred by the Secretary of the Senate to conduct orientation 
seminars or similar meetings for Senators, Senate officials, or 
members of staffs of Senators or Senate officials, not to 
exceed $30,000 under the authority of 2 U.S.C. 69a.
    The Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the 
Senate is also authorized under these provisions to conduct 
seminars or similar meetings in the same manner and to the same 
extent as the Office of the Secretary of the Senate.
    Newspapers.--Funding is provided to furnish newspapers and 
magazines for official purposes to the Marble Room, leadership 
offices, Republican and Democratic Cloakrooms, Senate officers, 
and certain other offices.
    Senate Service Awards.--Funding is provided for the 
issuance of service pins or emblems as authorized by Senate 
Resolution 21, September 10, 1965. Senate Resolution 21 
authorizes the Secretary of the Senate, under the direction of 
the Committee on Rules and Administration and in accordance 
with regulations promulgated by the Committee, to procure such 
pins or emblems and award them to Members, officers, and 
employees of the Senate who are entitled.
    Postage.--This account also provides funding for postage 
for the Office of the Secretary of the Senate for special 
delivery, registered mail, and additional postage not covered 
under the frank.
    Education of Senate Pages.--Funding is provided for the 
education of Senate pages. Senate Resolution 184, July 29, 
1983, authorized the Secretary of the Senate to enter into a 
contract, agreement, or other arrangement with the board of 
education of the District of Columbia, or to provide such 
educational services and items in such other manner as he may 
deem appropriate. Public Law 98-125, October 13, 1983, amended 
Public Law 98-51, July 14, 1983, striking out the heading and 
paragraph ``Education of Pages'' under the heading ``Joint 
Items,'' and redesignated the funds provided in Public Law 98-
51 for the education of pages between the House of 
Representatives and the Senate. Each House is to provide for 
the education of its own pages.
    Stationery.--Funding is provided for stationery supplies 
for the Office of the Secretary of the Senate. The funds 
provided have been allocated to the various departments of the 
Office of the Secretary.
    Senate Commission on Art.--Funding is provided for the 
Senate Commission on Art, authorized by Public Law 100-696, 
November 18, 1988, to acquire any work of art, historical 
object, documents or material relating to historical matters, 
or exhibits for placement or exhibition within the Senate wing 
of the Capitol, any Senate office building, or in rooms, 
spaces, or corridors thereof, and to publish a Senate 
historical objects inventory and calendar of exhibits on 
display within the Senate wing of the Capitol and Senate office 
buildings.
    The Senate Commission on Art was formerly the Commission on 
Arts and Antiquities, which was authorized by Senate Resolution 
382, October 1, 1968, as amended by Senate Resolution 95, April 
1, 1977, and Senate Resolution 400, March 23, 1988.
    Representation Expenses.--Funding is provided (not to 
exceed $50,000) to the Secretary of the Senate to coordinate 
and carry out responsibilities in connection with foreign 
parliamentary groups or other foreign officials visiting the 
United States. Authorized by section 2 of Public Law 101-163, 
November 21, 1989.
    Office of Conservation and Preservation.--Funding is 
provided for the Office of Conservation and Preservation to 
develop and coordinate programs directly related to the 
conservation and protection of Senate records and materials for 
which the Secretary of the Senate has statutory authority.
    Book Preservation.--Funding is provided for the Office of 
Conservation and Preservation to use outside sources for the 
preservation and protection of the Senate book collection, 
including historically valuable documents under the care of the 
Secretary of the Senate.
    Office of Public Records.--Funding is provided for expenses 
of the Office of Public Records. This office has evolved 
through various pieces of legislation and various 
responsibilities authorized by the Federal Election Campaign 
Act, as amended, the Ethics in Government Act, as amended, and 
the Lobbying Disclosure Act, as amended. Public Law 92-342, 
July 10, 1972, authorizes the Secretary of the Senate to 
procure technical support services, consultants, use of 
detailed employees and travel expenses in carrying out his 
duties under the Federal Election Campaign Act of 1971. The 
Office of Public Records is mentioned for the first time in 
Public Law 93-145, November 1, 1973, which authorizes the 
Secretary of the Senate to appoint and fix the compensation of 
a superintendent and other positions for the Office of Public 
Records. In addition, under the authority of Public Law 95-521, 
October 26, 1978 (Ethics in Government Act) reports filed under 
section 101 shall be available for public inspection and a copy 
of the report shall be provided to any person upon request. Any 
person requesting a copy of a report may be required to pay a 
reasonable fee to cover the cost of reproduction. Any moneys 
received by the Secretary shall be deposited into the Office of 
Public Records Revolving Fund under the authority of Public Law 
101-163, November 21, 1989. The office also performs functions 
such as registration of mass mailings.
    Disbursing Office.--Funding is provided for expenses 
incurred in the operation of the disbursing office. Typical 
expenses for this office include online access charges for 
Department of the Treasury systems, notary bonds, seals and 
supplies, necessary supplies in conjunction with the various 
machinery maintained in the office, which are not available in 
the stationery room, and necessary insurance policies required 
for the protection of the disbursing officer of the Senate for 
moneys assigned to his accountability.
    Office of Captioning Services.--Funding is provided for the 
closed captioning of the televised Senate floor proceedings for 
the hearing impaired. Closed captioning was first authorized 
under the authority of Public Law 101-163, November 21, 1989.
    Senate Chief Counsel for Employment.--Funding is provided 
for the Office of the Senate Chief Counsel for Employment. This 
office is a nonpartisan office formed in May 1993 at the 
direction of the joint leadership and is charged with providing 
legal advice and representation of Senate offices in all areas 
of employment law.

             SERGEANT AT ARMS AND DOORKEEPER OF THE SENATE

Appropriations, 2009....................................    $153,601,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................     168,461,000
Committee recommendation................................     153,601,000

    The Committee recommends the appropriation of $153,601,000 
for expenses of the Sergeant at Arms, a reduction of 
$14,860,000 below the request, to remain available until 
September 30, 2014.
    The Committee is aware of prior year unobligated balances 
that remain available and directs the Sergeant at Arms to use 
those funds to provide the equipment and services contemplated 
by the reductions noted above. Within 30 days of enactment of 
the bill, the Sergeant at Arms should provide the Committee 
with information on the reallocation of those funds.
    The following table compares the component categories 
within this account for fiscal year 2009 and the 2010 Committee 
recommendation.

                             EXPENSES--OFFICE OF THE SERGEANT AT ARMS AND DOORKEEPER
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                                                                                     Committee
                                                                    2009 level    recommendation    Difference
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Capitol Division................................................     $13,770,000     $13,770,000  ..............
Operations Division.............................................      24,318,000      24,318,000  ..............
Technology Development Services Division........................      33,955,000      33,955,000  ..............
IT Support Services Division....................................      74,836,000      74,836,000  ..............
Staff Offices Division..........................................       6,722,000       6,722,000  ..............
                                                                 -----------------------------------------------
      TOTAL.....................................................     153,601,000     153,601,000  ..............
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    The Committee directs that the Sergeant at Arms provide to 
the Committee a spending plan prior to the beginning of fiscal 
year 2010. Any deviation of more than 10 percent cumulatively 
from the level for each item in the spending plan will require 
the customary approval of the Committee.

                          MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS

Appropriations, 2009....................................     $21,043,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................      19,145,000
Committee recommendation................................      19,145,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $19,145,000 
for miscellaneous items. Any deviation of more than 10 percent 
cumulatively from the stated levels for each item will require 
the customary prior approval of the Committee.
    The following table sets forth the apportionment of funds 
under this appropriation:

                       FISCAL YEAR 2010 BUDGET--MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS APPORTIONMENT SCHEDULE
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                             Amount pending
                                                            fiscal year 2009   Budget estimate
                           Item                              Public Law 111-  fiscal year 2010     Difference
                                                                    8
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Resolution and reorganization reserve.....................        $5,560,000        $2,500,000       -$3,060,000
Unallocated...............................................         4,700,000         5,000,000          +300,000
Reserve for contingencies (miscellaneous items)...........           800,000         1,600,000          +800,000
Employees' compensation fund reimbursement (worker's                 926,500           988,500           +62,000
 compensation)............................................
Mailing of Town Meeting Notices (Public Law 108-447, dated           500,000           500,000  ................
 Dec. 8, 2004)............................................
John Heinz Fellowship Program (S. Res. 356, dated Oct. 7,             85,000           85,000.  ................
 1992, S. Res. 238, dated Jul. 1, 1994, S. Res. 180 dated
 Sep. 30, 1999, S. Res. 428, dated Sep. 23, 2004) (expires
 Sep. 30, 2009)...........................................
Reception of foreign dignitaries (S. Res. 247, dated Feb.             30,000            30,000  ................
 7,1962, as amended by S. Res. 370, dated Oct. 10, 2000)..
Foreign travel--Members and employees (S. Res. 179, dated            125,000           125,000  ................
 May 25, 1977)............................................
Federal employees compensation account (Public Law 96-             1,750,000         1,750,000  ................
 499,dated Dec. 5, 1980) (Unemployment Compensation)......
Conferences for the Majority and Minority (Public Laws: 97-          300,000           300,000  ................
 51, dated Jan. 3, 1983, 101-250, dated Nov. 5, 1990, and
 107-68, dated Nov. 12, 2001).............................
Policy Committees for the Majority and Minority (Public              150,000           150,000  ................
 Law 104-53, dated Nov. 19, 1995).........................
Postage...................................................             6,000             6,000  ................
Stationery................................................            16,500            16,500  ................
Communications............................................            72,000            72,000  ................
Consultants--including agency contributions (2 USC 61h-6           4,000,000         4,000,000  ................
 as amended)..............................................
National Security Working Group (S. Res. 480, November 21,           700,000           700,000  ................
 2004) (expires Dec. 31, 2010)............................
Committee on Appropriations (Public Law 105-275, dated               950,000           950,000  ................
 Oct. 21, 1998)...........................................
Office of the Chaplain (Public Law 108-199, dated Jan. 23,            50,000            50,000  ................
 2004)....................................................
Senate Child Care Center..................................  ................  ................  ................
Agency Contribution costs authorized by Public Laws 102-             300,000           300,000  ................
 90, dated Aug. 14, 1991 and 103-50, dated Jul. 2, 1993...
Training classes, conferences, & travel expenses as                   22,000            22,000  ................
 authorized by Public Law 104-197, dated Sep. 16, 1996....
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Total...............................................        21,043,000        19,145,000        -1,898,000
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\1\Postage Apportionment (Fiscal year 2009):
      President of the Senate..............................      $2,700
      Secretary for the Majority...........................       1,100
      Secretary for the Minority...........................       1,100
      Chaplain.............................................       1,100
                                                       ---------------

        TOTAL..............................................       6,000
\2\Stationery Apportionment (Fiscal year 2009):
      President of the Senate..............................      $8,000
      Conference of the Majority...........................         300
      Conference of the Minority...........................         300
      Chaplain.............................................         700
      Senate Chamber.......................................       7,200
                                                       ---------------

        TOTAL..............................................      16,500
\3\Communications Apportionment (fiscal year 2009):
      Office of the Vice President.........................      $1,000
      Secretary for the Majority...........................      10,000
      Secretary for the Minority...........................      10,000
      Office of the Chaplain...............................       1,000
      Majority Leader......................................      15,000
      Minority Leader......................................      15,000
      Majority Whip........................................      10,000
      Minority Whip........................................      10,000
                                                       ---------------

        TOTAL..............................................      72,000

    Resolution and Reorganization Reserve.--This line item is 
used to cover the costs of Senate resolutions and public laws 
that authorize expenditures from the contingent fund of the 
Senate that do not have specific appropriations for such 
purpose.
    Reserve for Contingencies.--This line item includes payment 
for gratuities for family members of deceased Senate employees; 
damage to automobiles in the Senate parking lots; contractual, 
legal, and administrative services; and miscellaneous expenses, 
and is controlled by the Committee on Rules and Administration.
    Employees' Compensation Fund Reimbursements (Worker's 
Compensation).--Reimbursements made to the U.S. Department of 
Labor for total benefits and other payments made on behalf of 
Senate employees from the employees' compensation fund.
    Reception of Foreign Dignitaries.--The Committee on Foreign 
Relations is authorized to expend not to exceed $30,000 each 
fiscal year to receive foreign dignitaries under the authority 
of Senate Resolution 247, agreed to February 7, 1962, as 
amended.
    John Heinz Fellowship Program.--This fellowship program was 
first authorized by S. Res. 356 and extended by S. Res. 238, S. 
Res. 180, and S. Res. 428. It is authorized through September 
30, 2009 and provides for up to two fellows each calendar year. 
The appointing authority is the Secretary of the Senate.
    Foreign Travel: Members and Employees.--Senate Resolution 
179, agreed to May 25, 1977, authorized payment from the 
contingent fund of the Senate, of the domestic portion of 
transportation costs and travel expenses incurred by Members 
and employees of the Senate when engaged in authorized foreign 
travel.
    Federal Employees' Compensation Account (Unemployment 
Compensation).--This line item provides for expenses incurred 
for the Senate to reimburse the Federal employees' compensation 
account, pursuant to Public Law 96-499, approved December 5, 
1980, for unemployment compensation payments made to Senate 
employees.
    Conferences for the Majority and Minority.--The amount 
recommended provides for the expenses of the majority and 
minority conference committees.
    Policy Committees for the Majority and Minority.--The 
amount recommended provides for the expenses of the majority 
and minority policy committees.
    Postage.--Provides for postage allowances for the President 
of the Senate, Secretary of the Majority, Secretary of the 
Minority, and Senate Chaplain.
    Stationery.--Provides funds for stationery and office 
supplies for the President of the Senate, conference committees 
of the Senate, Office of the Chaplain, and the Senate Chamber.
    Communications.--Provides funds for cellular telephone and 
mobile data devices and services for the Office of the Vice 
President, Secretary for the Majority, Secretary for the 
Minority, Office of the Chaplain, Majority Leader, Minority 
Leader, Majority Whip, and Minority Whip.
    Consultants: Including Agency Contributions.--Provides 
authority for the appointment and payment of consultants to the 
majority and minority leaders, president pro tempore, and the 
legislative counsel. The following summarizes the current 
authority and limitations:
    Majority leader: Nine consultants at not to exceed the 
daily rate for maximum standing committee rate. All of the 
consultants may be appointed at an annual rate of compensation 
not to exceed the maximum annual rate for a standing committee.
    Minority leader: Nine consultants at not to exceed the 
daily rate for maximum standing committee rate. All of the 
consultants may be appointed at an annual rate of compensation 
not to exceed the maximum annual rate for a standing committee.
    Legislative counsel (subject to President Pro Tempore 
approval): Two consultants at not to exceed the daily rate for 
maximum standing committee rate. All of the consultants may be 
appointed at an annual rate of compensation not to exceed the 
maximum annual rate for a standing committee.
    President Pro Tempore: Three consultants at not to exceed 
the daily rate for maximum standing committee rate. The 
consultants may be appointed at an annual rate of compensation 
not to exceed the maximum annual rate for a standing committee.
    Senate National Security Working Group.--Provides funding 
for the Senate National Security Working Group, under the 
authority of Senate Resolution 75, agreed to March 25, 1999. 
The Senate National Security Working Group was formerly the 
Senate Arms Control Observer Group.
    Committee on Appropriations.--Pursuant to Public Law 105-
275 provides funding for administrative expenses for the 
Committee on Appropriations.
    Senate Employees' Child Care Center: Agency 
Contributions.--Provides for the payment of agency contribution 
costs as authorized by Public Law 102-90, approved August 14, 
1991, and Public Law 103-50, approved July 2, 1993, for 
employees of the Senate Employees Child Care Center. The Senate 
Employees' Child Care Center is intended primarily for the 
children of members and employees of the Senate.
    Senate Employees' Child Care Center: Training Classes and 
Conference Costs.--Provides for the reimbursement of any 
individual employed by the Senate Employees' Child Care Center 
for the cost of training classes and conferences in connection 
with the provision of child care services and for travel, 
transportation, and subsistence expenses incurred in connection 
with the training classes and conferences, as authorized by 
Public Law 104-197, approved September 16, 1996.
    Student Loan Repayment Program.--Provides for the repayment 
of student loans at a maximum of $500 per month, for eligible 
employees at the discretion of the employing office, to enhance 
recruitment and retention of Senate staff.

        SENATORS' OFFICIAL PERSONNEL AND OFFICE EXPENSE ACCOUNT

Appropriations, 2009....................................    $400,000,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................     450,830,000
Committee recommendation................................     425,000,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation for fiscal year 
2010 of $425,000,000 for the Senators' Official Personnel and 
Office Expense Account, an increase of $25,000,000 above the 
current year and a decrease of $25,830,000 below the request.
    This account funds salaries and benefits of Senators' 
staffs as well as the office expense allowance for Senators' 
offices. The Senators' official personnel and office expense 
allowance [SOPOEA] is comprised of three components. Two of 
these are for salaries of personnel in Senators' offices.
    The allowance for administrative and clerical assistance is 
based on the population of States, beginning with States with a 
population of fewer than 5 million people to States with a 
population of 28 million or more. The table illustrates the 
allowances per population category and the States which fall 
into those categories. The estimate for fiscal year 2010 totals 
$263,420,042.
    The second component of the salaries allowance is for 
legislative assistance to Senators, as authorized by Public Law 
95-94. This allowance provides funding for three positions in 
each Senator's office at an annual rate of $169,459 for a total 
of $508,377 per office, or $50,837,700 for all 100 Senators.
    The third component of the SOPOEA account is for office 
expenses and totals $20,128,936. Each Senator's office is 
allocated an amount for office expenses, as displayed in the 
following table. In addition, an amount of $200,000 is provided 
to cover additional expenses that may be incurred in the event 
of the death or resignation of a Senator, and to provide for 
transitional expenses during election years subject to 
regulations set by the Committee on Rules and Administration 
with respect to official mail.
    It should be noted that the amounts provided for the 
various components of the SOPOEA are interchangeable. Amounts 
provided for salaries may be used for expenses, and vice versa, 
subject to regulations set by the Committee on Rules and 
Administration with respect to official mail. It should also be 
noted that the figures in the following table are preliminary, 
and that official notification of member budgets is issued by 
the Financial Clerk of the Senate after enactment of this bill.
    The following table illustrates the several components of 
the SOPOEA.

                   SENATORS' OFFICIAL PERSONNEL AND OFFICE EXPENSE ALLOWANCE FISCAL YEAR 2010
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                  Admin. & Cler.    Legislative
                                                      Assist.         Assist.        O.O.E.A.          Total
                      State                       Allowance  10/  Allowance  10/  Allowance  10/  Allowance  10/
                                                      1/2009          1/2009          1/2009          1/2009
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Alabama.........................................      $2,453,206        $508,377        $184,991      $3,146,574
Alaska..........................................       2,453,206         508,377         253,277       3,214,860
Arizona.........................................       2,597,498         508,377         206,464       3,312,339
Arkansas........................................       2,453,206         508,377         170,305       3,131,888
California......................................       3,898,853         508,377         465,919       4,873,149
Colorado........................................       2,453,206         508,377         192,466       3,154,049
Connecticut.....................................       2,453,206         508,377         160,486       3,122,069
Delaware........................................       2,453,206         508,377         128,585       3,090,168
Florida.........................................       3,437,271         508,377         316,073       4,261,721
Georgia.........................................       2,813,936         508,377         221,720       3,544,033
Hawaii..........................................       2,453,206         508,377         280,364       3,241,947
Idaho...........................................       2,453,206         508,377         166,072       3,127,655
Illinois........................................       3,030,380         508,377         265,292       3,804,049
Indiana.........................................       2,597,498         508,377         195,554       3,301,429
Iowa............................................       2,453,206         508,377         170,934       3,132,517
Kansas..........................................       2,453,206         508,377         169,077       3,130,660
Kentucky........................................       2,453,206         508,377         178,630       3,140,213
Louisiana.......................................       2,453,206         508,377         185,739       3,147,322
Maine...........................................       2,453,206         508,377         149,000       3,110,583
Maryland........................................       2,525,349         508,377         171,883       3,205,609
Massachusetts...................................       2,597,498         508,377         194,935       3,300,810
Michigan........................................       2,886,088         508,377         233,327       3,627,792
Minnesota.......................................       2,525,349         508,377         189,010       3,222,736
Mississippi.....................................       2,453,206         508,377         169,968       3,131,551
Missouri........................................       2,525,349         508,377         197,825       3,231,551
Montana.........................................       2,453,206         508,377         162,926       3,124,509
Nebraska........................................       2,453,206         508,377         161,288       3,122,871
Nevada..........................................       2,453,206         508,377         176,913       3,138,496
New Hampshire...................................       2,453,206         508,377         143,688       3,105,271
New Jersey......................................       2,741,792         508,377         204,844       3,455,013
New Mexico......................................       2,453,206         508,377         168,021       3,129,604
New York........................................       3,483,428         508,377         318,250       4,310,055
North Carolina..................................       2,813,936         508,377         220,482       3,542,795
North Dakota....................................       2,453,206         508,377         150,646       3,112,229
Ohio............................................       2,958,235         508,377         254,146       3,720,758
Oklahoma........................................       2,453,206         508,377         181,706       3,143,289
Oregon..........................................       2,453,206         508,377         190,990       3,152,573
Pennsylvania....................................       3,030,380         508,377         260,775       3,799,532
Rhode Island....................................       2,453,206         508,377         139,066       3,100,649
South Carolina..................................       2,453,206         508,377         176,473       3,138,056
South Dakota....................................       2,453,206         508,377         152,539       3,114,122
Tennessee.......................................       2,597,498         508,377         196,101       3,301,976
Texas...........................................       3,714,218         508,377         370,394       4,592,989
Utah............................................       2,453,206         508,377         171,812       3,133,395
Vermont.........................................       2,453,206         508,377         137,073       3,098,656
Virginia........................................       2,669,644         508,377         197,171       3,375,192
Washington......................................       2,597,498         508,377         216,441       3,322,316
West Virginia...................................       2,453,206         508,377         148,773       3,110,356
Wisconsin.......................................       2,525,349         508,377         192,233       3,225,959
Wyoming.........................................       2,453,206         508,377         153,825       3,115,408
                                                 ---------------------------------------------------------------
      TOTAL.....................................     131,710,021      25,418,850      10,064,468     167,193,339
                                                      2      2      2      2
      GRAND TOTAL...............................     263,420,042      50,837,700      20,128,936     334,386,678
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    According to the most recent employment data compiled by 
the Secretary of the Senate, as of April 30, 2009, there were 
4,293 individuals employed in Senators' offices throughout the 
United States and covered by this appropriation.
    In addition to providing funds for compensation of 
employees within Senators' offices, this appropriation also 
provides for agency contributions for those employees; that is, 
the Senate's share, as an employer, of the various employee 
benefit programs for which Senate employees are eligible. These 
payments are mandatory, and fluctuate according to the programs 
in which employees are enrolled, the level of compensation, and 
the degree of participation. Budget requests for this account 
prepared by the Financial Clerk must be based on both 
experience and evaluation of trends. The fiscal year 2010 
request for this account anticipates $107,000,000 in agency 
contribution costs.
    The amount recommended by the Committee for the SOPOEA is 
less than would be required to cover all obligations that could 
be incurred under the authorized allowances for all Senators. 
The Committee is able to recommend an appropriation of a lesser 
amount than potentially necessary because Senators typically do 
not obligate funds up to the absolute ceiling of their 
respective allowances.

                       SENATE OFFICIAL MAIL COSTS

Appropriations, 2009....................................        $300,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................         300,000
Committee recommendation................................         300,000

    For the official mail costs of the Senate, the Committee 
recommends an appropriation of $300,000 which is the same as 
the budget request.

                        Administrative Provision

    Sec. 1. Administrative and Clerical Allowance. This 
provision increases by $50,000 the allowance for administrative 
and clerical assistance.

                              Joint Items


                        JOINT ECONOMIC COMMITTEE

Appropriations, 2009....................................      $4,626,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................       4,814,000
Committee recommendation................................       4,814,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,814,000 for 
the Joint Economic Committee [JEC]. This is an increase of 
$188,000 over the enacted level owing to anticipated cost-of-
living increases. The Joint Economic Committee [JEC] was 
created by the Employment Act of 1946. The primary tasks of the 
JEC are to review economic conditions and to recommend 
improvements in economic policy. The JEC performs research and 
economic analysis, and monitors and analyzes current economic, 
financial, and employment condition.

                      Joint Committee on Taxation

Appropriations, 2009....................................     $10,719,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................      12,823,000
Committee recommendation................................      11,327,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $11,327,000 
for salaries and expenses of the Joint Committee on Taxation. 
This is an increase of $608,000 over the enacted level 
primarily to accommodate cost-of-living increases and current 
staffing levels.
    The Joint Committee is established under the Internal 
Revenue Code of 1986 to: (1) investigate the operation and 
effects of internal revenue taxes and the administration of 
such taxes; (2) investigate measures and methods for the 
simplification of such taxes; (3) make reports to the House 
Committee on Ways and Means and the Senate Committee on Finance 
(or to the House and the Senate) on the results of such 
investigations and studies and to make recommendations; and (4) 
review any proposed refund or credit of income or estate and 
gift taxes or certain other taxes set forth in Code section 
6405 in excess of $2,000,000. In addition to these functions 
that are specified in the Internal Revenue Code, the 
Congressional Budget Act of 1974 requires the Joint Committee 
to provide revenue estimates for all tax legislation considered 
by either the House or the Senate.

                   Office of the Attending Physician

Appropriations, 2009....................................      $3,105,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................       3,832,000
Committee recommendation................................       3,805,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $3,805,000 for 
the Office of the Attending Physician. The Office was first 
established by House Resolution 253, adopted December 5, 1928.

             Office of Congressional Accessibility Services

Appropriations, 2009....................................        $800,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................       1,377,000
Committee recommendation................................       1,377,000

    The Committee recommends $1,377,000 for the Office of 
Congressional Accessibility Services. This office is a 
successor to the Special Services Office following enactment of 
the Capitol Visitor Center Act of 2008.
    The Office of Congressional Accessibility Services [OCAS] 
provides and coordinates accessibility services for individuals 
with disabilities, including Members of Congress, staff, and 
visitors to the U.S. Capitol complex. These services include 
sign language interpreting, adaptive tours, and wheelchair 
loans. OCAS also provides information regarding accessibility 
for individuals with disabilities, as well as related training 
and staff development to Members of Congress and employees of 
the Senate and House of Representatives.

                      Statements of Appropriations

Appropriations, 2009....................................         $30,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................          30,000
Committee recommendation................................          30,000

    The Committee recommends $30,000 for the preparation of 
detailed statements of appropriations as required by law. This 
account is used as payment for the preparation of the volumes, 
``Statements on Appropriations,'' for the second session of the 
110th Congress. These volumes show annual appropriations made, 
indefinite appropriations, and contracts authorized, along with 
a chronological history of regular appropriations bills. The 
volumes are compiled jointly by the Senate and House Committees 
on Appropriations pursuant to a directive in the Legislative 
Appropriations Act of June 7, 1924.

                             Capitol Police

                                                             Recommended

Salaries................................................    $267,203,000
Expenses................................................      64,354,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Total, Capitol Police.............................     331,557,000

    The United States Capitol Police is charged with the 
protection of the United States Congress, its legislative 
processes, Members, employees, visitors and facilities within 
the U.S. Capitol complex from crime, disruption or terrorism, 
so that the Congress may fulfill its constitutional 
responsibilities in a safe and open environment.
    The Committee recommends $331,557,000 for the U.S. Capitol 
Police. This is an increase of $25,807,000 over fiscal year 
2009 and a decrease of $78,512,000 below the request.
    GAO Sworn Staffing Analysis.--The USCP has continued to 
increase its use of overtime while staffing levels have also 
increased steadily over the past several years. The Committee 
believes that this practice cannot continue and that resources 
required to perform the USCP mission must stabilize. Therefore, 
no additional sworn officer positions have been approved (other 
than those associated with the merger of the Library of 
Congress police), and overtime is expected to be reduced below 
the number of hours used in fiscal year 2009. To assist the 
USCP in identifying a management approach that will permit them 
to meet mission requirements within currently available 
resources, the Committee directs the Government Accountability 
Office [GAO] to work with the USCP to evaluate alternative 
management strategies which will permit the USCP to accomplish 
its mission within existing staffing and overtime constraints. 
The Committee expects that work previously done by contractors 
such as Enlightened Leadership Solutions will be used to form a 
basis for validating staffing and overtime levels needed to 
meet identified security and risk assessments as well as non-
security related requirements. The GAO will assist the USCP in 
developing a methodology which will result in identifying 
alternative management strategies designed to increase 
efficiency, improve effectiveness, and streamline operations in 
a way that will permit the USCP to meet ongoing and expanding 
mission responsibilities within current staffing and overtime 
levels. GAO will periodically assess the USCP's progress toward 
achieving this objective and brief the Committee on the results 
of that assessment.
    New Posts.--The Committee is concerned about ``mission 
creep'' within USCP, noting that new posts have been created 
causing additional unanticipated budgetary requirements. The 
Committee directs USCP to provide a list of all new posts 
created in the past year, and further directs USCP to notify 
the Committee when new posts are created, including the 
annualized cost of maintaining the new post, and how the cost 
will be offset (such as elimination of lower priority posts).
    Library of Congress Police Merger.--The Committee is 
pleased the USCP is nearing final implementation of the merger 
of the Library of Congress police force into the USCP force, an 
effort that has been underway for several years. The unified 
force will improve security and ensure standard operating 
procedures are used by police officers throughout the Capitol 
complex. A total of $15,423,000 is included for the final 
salaries and expenses associated with the merger in fiscal year 
2010, including the cost of 61 officers transferring to USCP, 
26 new officers hired to cover the Library buildings, and 26 
officers converting to civilian positions, as well as related 
overtime costs. The Committee expects USCP to make every effort 
to make appropriate use of the law enforcement experience of 
those officers converting to civilian positions.

                                SALARIES

Appropriations, 2009....................................    $248,000,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................     268,675,000
Committee recommendation................................     267,203,000

    The amount provided covers salaries, benefits, and overtime 
costs. Capitol Police personnel are also eligible for hazardous 
duty pay and comparability pay similar to locality pay 
adjustments granted other Federal law enforcement personnel in 
the Washington, DC, area.
    The Committee recommends $267,203,000 and 2,243 FTEs for 
Capitol Police salaries, an increase of $19,203,000 over the 
enacted level and a decrease of $1,472,000 below the request. 
The Committee recommendation includes funds to complete the 
merger of the Library of Congress police, overtime required for 
the operation of the Capitol Visitor Center, and 10 additional 
civilian staff above the current level to improve 
administrative operations of the agency. The total staffing 
level is expected to be approximately 1,799 sworn and 451 
civilian staff under the Committee recommendation.
    Overtime.--The Committee recommends no more than 
$25,500,000 for overtime in fiscal year 2010. This provides for 
approximately 480,000 hours of additional duty.

                            general expenses

Appropriations, 2009....................................     $57,750,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................     141,394,000
Committee recommendation................................      64,354,000

    Expenses include office supplies and equipment, laundry and 
dry-cleaning, communications, motor vehicles, uniforms and 
equipment, investigations, training, and miscellaneous items.
    The Committee recommends $64,354,000 for general expenses, 
an increase of $6,604,000 above the fiscal year 2009 level and 
$77,040,000 below the request. USCP requested $71,606,000 for a 
new radio system, but these funds were included in the fiscal 
year 2009 supplemental appropriations bill to expedite this 
critical project. The Committee is following very closely the 
management and execution of this project, and has directed GAO 
to provide ongoing assistance to ensure the schedule and budget 
are tightly controlled.
    The balance of the reduction below the request, $5,434,000, 
has been taken from lower priority projects and expenses 
associated with new officers which the Committee has not 
approved. The amount recommended includes $2,575,000 for the 
continued effort to migrate the USCP financial management 
system.

                        Administrative Provision

    Sec. 1001. Transfer Authority. The Committee has included a 
routine provision which allows for funds to be transferred 
between the ``Salaries'' and ``General expenses'' accounts.

                          Office of Compliance


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2009....................................      $4,072,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................       4,474,000
Committee recommendation................................       4,418,000

    The Office of Compliance is an independent non-partisan 
agency established to administer and enforce the Congressional 
Accountability Act [CAA]. The Office of Compliance administers 
the dispute resolution system established to resolve disputes 
that arise under the CAA; carries out an education and training 
program for the regulated community on the rights and 
responsibilities of the CAA; and advises Congress on needed 
changes and amendments to the CAA. The General Counsel of the 
Office of Compliance has independent investigatory and 
enforcement authority for certain violations of the CAA.
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $4,418,000, 
for the salaries and expenses of the Office of Compliance 
[OOC], an increase of $346,000 over fiscal year 2009 and 
$56,000 below the request. The amount recommended will enable 
OCC to hire an Occupational Safety And Health program 
supervisor. Funds are not included to initiate new pilot 
projects.
    The Committee commends the efforts of the Office of 
Compliance to work in a more cooperative manner with the 
regulated community (principally the Architect of the Capitol), 
and expects these efforts to continue. OOC must recognize the 
need for projects and activities to be prioritized based on 
risk to health and safety, and in view of the many efforts 
taken by AOC to date to mitigate hazards in all buildings 
within the Capitol complex. OOC's efforts should be focused on 
those areas which would yield the most reduction of risk to 
human health and safety.

                        Administrative Provision

    Sec. 1101 Grants the Office of Compliance permanent 
authority to dispose of surplus property.

                      Congressional Budget Office


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2009....................................     $44,082,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................      46,365,000
Committee recommendation................................      45,165,000

    CBO's mandate is to provide the Congress with objective, 
nonpartisan, and timely analyses to aid in economic and 
budgetary decisions on the wide array of programs covered by 
the Federal budget, and the information and estimates required 
for the Congressional budget process.
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $45,165,000 
for the Congressional Budget Office. The amount requested 
represents an increase of $1,083,000 over the enacted level.

                        Administrative Provision

    Sec. 1201 Extends CBO's existing Executive Exchange Program 
and increases the number of participants from three to five.

                        Architect of the Capitol

    The Office of the Architect of the Capitol [AOC] is 
responsible to the United States Congress for the maintenance, 
operation, development, and preservation of 16.5 million square 
feet of buildings and more than 450 acres of land throughout 
the Capitol complex. This includes the Capitol, the Capitol 
Visitor Center, the House and Senate office buildings, the 
Library of Congress buildings, the U.S. Botanic Garden, the 
Capitol Power Plant, and other facilities. The AOC also 
provides professional expertise with regard to the preservation 
of architectural and artistic elements entrusted to its care, 
and provides recommendations concerning design, construction, 
and maintenance of the facilities and grounds.
    The Committee has recommended a funding level of 
$445,423,000 for all activities of the Architect of the 
Capitol, excluding House office buildings. The amount 
recommended is $87,260,000 below the request and $18,349,000 
below the fiscal year 2009 level. The Committee has funded only 
the most urgently needed projects. The Committee has also 
funded $14,636,000 in energy and sustainability projects AOC-
wide.
    The Committee has recommended roughly $48,000,000 in 
capital projects to address deferred maintenance, fire and life 
safety deficiencies, and capital renewal requirements. 
Addressing AOC's growing backlog of such projects has been one 
of the highest priorities in this bill. The Committee has made 
some changes to the prioritization of AOC's projects in an 
effort to balance life safety and regulatory compliance against 
long-term requirements, physical security, and preservation of 
historic resources.
    The following table shows the request and the Committee 
recommendation, excluding the House Office Buildings account:

----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                  2009                              Committee
                       Appropriation                          appropriation   Amount requested   recommendation
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
General Administration....................................       $90,659,000      $121,460,000      $106,587,000
Capitol Building..........................................        35,840,000        33,305,000        33,305,000
Capitol Grounds...........................................         9,649,000        10,974,000        10,974,000
Senate Office Buildings...................................        69,359,000        76,032,000        74,392,000
Capitol Power Plant.......................................       149,042,000       154,503,000       118,597,000
Library Buildings and Grounds.............................        39,094,000        69,144,000        40,754,000
Capitol Police Buildings, Grounds, and Security...........        18,996,000        30,777,000        26,160,000
Botanic Garden............................................        10,906,000        11,920,000        11,898,000
Capitol Visitor Center....................................        40,227,000        24,568,000        22,756,000
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Total...............................................       463,772,000       532,683,000       445,423,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                         General Administration

Appropriations, 2009....................................     $90,659,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................     121,460,000
Committee recommendation................................     106,587,000

    The General Administration appropriation provides funding 
for salaries and related benefits of the Architect, officers, 
administrative and support staff, including engineering and 
architecture employees. This account also provides for 
administrative items such as agency-wide contractual services; 
surveys and studies; information technology; and safety 
engineering operations.
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $106,587,000 
for general administration, a reduction of $14,873,000 below 
the request and an increase of $15,928,000 above the fiscal 
year 2009 level. The increase is associated primarily with 
energy-related projects, the Federal transit subsidy increase, 
and projects related to Capital Complex Master planning 
efforts. A total of $5,400,000 is included for energy 
efficiency upgrades and will remain available until September 
30, 2014. The Committee notes that the Utility Metering Program 
has been funded under the Capitol Power Plant appropriation.
    GAO Senior Level Employees Study.--AOC has informed the 
Committee that it is having difficulties attracting and 
retaining top quality senior level employees, and has proposed 
new administrative pay and leave authorities they believe would 
alleviate this concern. Before adding these new authorities, 
the Committee would like to understand the extent to which 
there are problems with recruitment and retention, and how best 
to address such concerns. The Committee directs GAO to 
undertake a review that addresses the following questions: What 
specific recruitment and retention challenges (including 
vacancies and attrition rates) does AOC face for senior-level 
positions and what impact do these challenges have on AOC's 
operations; what is AOC doing to fill vacancies and retain 
needed staff within these senior-level positions; and what else 
could be done, including successful practices used by other 
agencies, to address any documented hiring and retention 
challenges for AOC senior-level positions. GAO should report 
back to the Committee on its findings within 60 days of the 
enactment of this bill.
    The following table displays the budget detail.

                         GENERAL ADMINISTRATION
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Fiscal Year 2010 Operating Budget

Payroll.................................     $55,226,000     $55,070,000
Operations..............................      49,124,000      46,117,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........     104,350,000     101,187,000
                                         ===============================

     Fiscal Year 2010 Project Budget

Capitol Complex Tertiary Pumping Options         150,000         150,000
 (Study)................................
ESPC Management Program.................       3,360,000       2,000,000
Energy Reduction Program................       6,500,000       3,250,000
Utility Metering, Energy Program........       7,100,000  ..............
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........      17,110,000       5,400,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, General Administration.....     121,460,000     106,587,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                            Capitol Building

Appropriations, 2009....................................     $35,840,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................      33,305,000
Committee recommendation................................      33,305,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $33,305,000 
for necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and operation 
of the Capitol, the same as the request and a decrease of 
$2,535,000 below the enacted level. Of the amount recommended, 
$6,499,000 would be available until September 30, 2014.
    The following table displays the budget detail.

                            CAPITOL BUILDING
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Fiscal Year 2010 Operating Budget

Payroll.................................     $19,991,000     $19,991,000
Operations..............................       6,815,000       6,815,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      26,806,000      26,806,000
                                         ===============================

     Fiscal Year 2010 Project Budget

Dome Rehabilitation, Phase 1B (Interim         2,500,000       2,500,000
 Painting)..............................
Conservation of Fine and Architectural           499,000         499,000
 Art....................................
Minor Construction......................       3,500,000       3,500,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........       6,499,000       6,499,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Capitol Building...........     $33,305,000     $33,305,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                            Capitol Grounds

Appropriations, 2009....................................      $9,649,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................      10,974,000
Committee recommendation................................      10,974,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $10,974,000 
for Capitol Grounds for the care and improvements of the 
grounds surrounding the Capitol, the Senate and House office 
buildings, and the Capitol Power Plant. This is $1,325,000 
above the enacted level and the same as the request. Of the 
amount recommended, $1,410,000 would be available until 
September 30, 2014.
    The following table displays the budget detail.

                             CAPITOL GROUNDS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Fiscal Year 2010 Operating Budget

Payroll.................................      $6,490,000      $6,490,000
Operations..............................       3,074,000       3,074,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........       9,564,000       9,564,000
                                         ===============================

     Fiscal Year 2010 Project Budget

Independence Avenue Repaving............         910,000         910,000
Cultural Landscape Report: Capitol               500,000         500,000
 Square and Senate Parks (Study)........
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........       1,410,000       1,410,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Capitol Grounds............      10,974,000      10,974,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                        Senate Office Buildings

Appropriations, 2009....................................     $69,359,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................      76,032,000
Committee recommendation................................      74,392,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $74,392,000 
for maintenance of the Senate office buildings, of which 
$15,390,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2014. 
This is $1,640,000 below the request, and $5,033,000 above the 
current year level.
    The Committee recommends several high-priority deferred 
maintenance projects that were not in the budget request. The 
Committee recently learned that the Hart delivery tunnel is in 
need of immediate repair due to chloride infiltration. Delaying 
the repair could result in the entire tunnel needing to be 
replaced.
    The following table displays the budget detail.

                         SENATE OFFICE BUILDINGS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Fiscal Year 2010 Operating Budget

Payroll.................................     $41,019,000     $41,019,000
Operations..............................      17,983,000      17,983,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      59,002,000      59,002,000
                                         ===============================

     Fiscal Year 2010 Project Budget

Senate Underground Garage Expansion            1,000,000       1,000,000
 (Study)................................
Computer Server Closet Cooling, DSOB....       2,010,000  ..............
Computer Server Closet Cooling, RSOB....       4,430,000  ..............
Air Handling Unit Replacement, HSOB            1,100,000       1,100,000
 (Design)...............................
Taft Memorial Renewal (Design)..........         240,000  ..............
FCA Update & Emerging Requirements               250,000  ..............
 (Study)................................
Modular Furniture Program Pilot, DSOB            500,000  ..............
 and RSOB...............................
Replace Modular Furniture, HSOB.........       3,500,000       3,500,000
Fire Protection System Upgrade Subway     ..............       2,260,000
 Tunnels................................
Skylight Replacement....................  ..............       2,480,000
HSOB Truck Tunnel Roadway/Ramp            ..............       1,050,000
 Replacement............................
Minor Construction......................       4,000,000       4,000,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........      17,030,000      15,390,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Senate Office Buildings....      76,032,000      74,392,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Senate Employees Child Care Center Study.--The Committee is 
concerned with the lack of available child care for Senate 
employees. As such, the Committee directs the Architect of the 
Capitol, in consultation with the Secretary of the Senate, to 
conduct a feasibility and expansion study to evaluate the 
current space and potential for renovation for expansion or a 
move to another location. This report should analyze the 
current space in terms of maximizing capacity and meeting the 
needs of the Senate employees while maintaining required 
National Academy of Education of Young Children [NAEYC] 
standards and high quality care. The report should review 
current classroom square footage and measure each room to 
ensure each room is at maximum capacity while maintaining NAEYC 
group and ratio recommendations; explore the possibility of 
converting preschool spaces to infant/toddler spaces while 
still meeting accreditation standards and keeping tuition at 
reasonable levels; determine the possibility of converting 
offices and multipurpose rooms into classroom spaces within the 
current building; and explore the viability and costs of 
expanding or moving the Center into nearby commercial or 
government space. The report is due to the Committee not later 
than 60 days after the enactment of this legislation.

                          Capitol Power Plant

Appropriations, 2009....................................    $149,042,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................     154,503,000
Committee recommendation................................     118,597,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $118,597,000 
for the operations of the Capitol Power Plant. This is 
supplemented by $8,000,000 in reimbursements, for a total of 
$126,597,000. This is $30,445,000 below the enacted level. Of 
the amount provided, $25,074,000 shall remain available until 
September 30, 2014.
    The Power Plant provides heat, light, power, and air-
conditioning for the Capitol, Senate and House office 
buildings, and the Library of Congress buildings; heat, light, 
and power for the Botanic Garden and the Senate and House 
Garages; light for the Capitol Grounds' street, park, and 
floodlighting system; steam heat for the Government Printing 
Office and Washington City Post Office, also known as Postal 
Square; and steam heat and air-conditioning for the Union 
Station complex, Folger Shakespeare Library, the Thurgood 
Marshall Federal Judiciary Building, and the U.S. Supreme Court 
Building on a reimbursable basis.
    Within the operating budget, over 90 percent of the 
recommended amount is for the purchase of electricity from the 
local private utility, payment to the government of the 
District of Columbia for the provision of water and sewer 
services, and the procurement of boiler fuel, as displayed in 
the following table.

                FISCAL YEAR 2010 ESTIMATED UTILITY COSTS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                               Cost
------------------------------------------------------------------------
Purchase of electrical energy...........................     $51,058,000
Purchase of natural gas.................................      22,786,000
Purchase of steam.......................................       1,039,000
Purchase of chilled water...............................       1,365,000
Purchase of coal........................................  ..............
Purchase of oil.........................................       2,765,000
Water and Sewer payments................................       4,631,000
Utilities for Postal Square.............................         618,000
                                                         ---------------
      Total.............................................      84,262,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

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

                           CAPITOL POWER PLANT
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                             Amount         Committee
                 Item                      requested      recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
   Fiscal Year 2010 Operating Budget

Payroll...............................     $10,303,000      $10,303,000
Operations............................      83,220,000       83,220,000
                                       ---------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget......      93,523,000       93,523,000
                                       =================================

    Fiscal Year 2010 Project Budget

Tunnel Program........................      45,770,000       16,850,000
Replacement of Existing WRP Switchgear         740,000          740,000
 (Design).............................
Capitol Power Plant Infrastructure          10,000,000   ...............
 Investment...........................
Mechanical System Survey & CPP Retro-          250,000          250,000
 Commissioning (Study)................
Structural Fireproofing & Integrity            220,000          220,000
 (Study)..............................
Utility Metering, Energy Program......  ...............       3,014,000
Minor Construction....................       4,000,000        4,000,000
                                       ---------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget........      60,980,000       25,074,000
                                       =================================
      Total, Capitol Power Plant......     154,503,000      118,597,000
Offsetting Collections................       8,000,000        8,000,000
                                       ---------------------------------
      Total Budget Authority, Capitol      162,503,000      126,597,000
       Power Plant....................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

    Utility Tunnels.--On June 11, 2007, the Office of 
Compliance and the Architect of the Capitol entered into a 
comprehensive settlement of a complaint and three citations 
issued against the AOC involving safety and health hazards in 
the Capitol Power Plant utility tunnels. To date, $134,000,000 
has been appropriated to abate these hazards. While AOC 
originally requested $45,770,000 for fiscal year 2010 to 
continue the tunnel program, it has reassessed its plans for 
repairs. AOC was able to decrease the fiscal year 2010 estimate 
to $16,850,000 with a modified plan that will still meet the 
Office of Compliance settlement agreement. The revised total 
cost of the utility tunnel project is now $176,130,000. The 
Committee commends these efforts and requires that the AOC 
continue to evaluate assessments and immediately report any 
changes to current and projected costs. The Committee's firm 
expectation is that the AOC will meet the June 2012 commitment 
to abate safety and health hazards within the tunnels.
    Energy Efficiency/Greening.--The Committee is pleased by 
the efforts of the Architect of the Capitol in expediting the 
use of 100 percent natural gas in the Capitol Power Plant as 
requested by the Majority Leader of the Senate and the Speaker 
of the House of Representatives. Retrofits currently underway 
at the plant will result in this goal virtually being achieved 
later this year. The Committee looks forward to reviewing the 
results of the National Academy of Sciences Study of Energy 
Efficient Alternatives for the Capitol Power Plant in 
determining the next steps towards further reducing the CPP's 
carbon emissions.

                     Library Buildings and Grounds

Appropriations, 2009....................................     $39,094,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................      69,144,000
Committee recommendation................................      40,754,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $40,754,000 
for the care and maintenance of the Library buildings and 
grounds by the Architect of the Capitol, of which $14,470,000 
shall remain available until September 30, 2014. The 
recommendation is $1,660,000 above the enacted amount for 
fiscal year 2009 and $28,390,000 below the request.
    The following table displays the budget detail.

                      LIBRARY BUILDING AND GROUNDS
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Fiscal Year 2010 Operating Budget

Payroll.................................     $16,536,000     $16,433,000
Operations..............................       9,851,000       9,851,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      26,387,000      26,284,000
                                         ===============================

     Fiscal Year 2010 Project Budget

Sprinkler System, West Main Pavilion 1st         500,000         500,000
 Floor, TJB (Design)....................
Egress Improvements, Phase II, TJB             1,780,000       1,780,000
 (Design)...............................
Book Conveyor System Modifications             1,170,000       1,170,000
 (Design)...............................
Monumental Exterior Exit Doors, JAB.....       1,600,000       1,600,000
Fire Door Improvements (Design).........         730,000         730,000
ADA Bathroom Renovations, JAB...........       3,100,000       3,100,000
Economizer Additions to Existing HVAC            830,000  ..............
 Systems, JMMB (Design).................
Rain Leader Replacement.................       4,870,000  ..............
Elevator Modernization, MA-1 to MA-4,          3,590,000       3,590,000
 JMMB...................................
Secured Storage Facilities, Phase III,         3,830,000  ..............
 JMMB...................................
Logistics Center/Copyright (Study)......         410,000  ..............
Book Storage Module 5...................      15,960,000  ..............
ABA Space Reorganization, JMMB..........       2,387,000  ..............
Minor Construction......................       2,000,000       2,000,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........      42,757,000      14,470,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Library Buildings and            69,144,000      40,754,000
       Grounds..........................
------------------------------------------------------------------------

            Capitol Police Buildings, Grounds, and Security

Appropriations, 2009....................................     $18,996,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................      30,777,000
Committee recommendation................................      26,160,000

    The Committee recommends $26,160,000 for Capitol Police 
Buildings, Grounds, and Security, which is $7,164,000 above the 
enacted level and $4,617,000 below the request. Of this amount, 
$7,050,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2014.
    The following table displays the budget detail.

             CAPITOL POLICE BUILDINGS, GROUNDS, AND SECURITY
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Fiscal Year 2010 Operating Budget

Payroll.................................      $1,844,000      $1,804,000
Operations..............................      19,883,000      17,306,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      21,727,000      19,110,000
                                         ===============================

     Fiscal Year 2010 Project Budget

Security Upgrades, Power Plant, and Coal       2,000,000       2,000,000
 Yards..................................
Vehicle Maintenance Facility Purchase...       3,000,000       3,000,000
Power Switchgear Replacement (Design)...         250,000         250,000
Energy Audit Projects (Design/Build)....         800,000         800,000
Minor Construction......................       3,000,000       1,000,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........       9,050,000       7,050,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Capitol Police Buildings,        30,777,000      26,160,000
       Grounds, and Security............
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                             Botanic Garden

Appropriations, 2009....................................     $10,906,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................      11,920,000
Committee recommendation................................      11,898,000

    The Committee recommends $11,898,000 for salaries and 
expenses of the Botanic Garden. This is $22,000 less than the 
requested level and $992,000 above the enacted level.
    The following table displays the budget detail.

                             BOTANIC GARDEN
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Fiscal Year 2010 Operating Budget

Payroll.................................      $6,159,000      $6,137,000
Operations..............................       4,481,000       4,481,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      10,640,000      10,618,000
                                         ===============================

     Fiscal Year 2010 Project Budget

Administration Building.................         900,000         900,000
Sustainable Site Demonstration Gardens           380,000         380,000
 (Design)...............................
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Project Budget..........       1,280,000       1,280,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Botanic Garden.............      11,920,000      11,898,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                         Capitol Visitor Center

Appropriations, 2009....................................     $40,227,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................      24,568,000
Committee recommendation................................      22,756,000

    The Committee recommends a total of $22,756,000 for the 
operation of the Capitol Visitor Center. This is $1,812,000 
below the request and $17,471,000 less than fiscal year 2009. 
The amount recommended includes $336,000 for 5 new positions to 
improve CVC operations (financial management specialist, 
assistant gift shops manager, restaurant/special events 
coordinator, audio/visual specialist, and information 
technology network specialist).
    The Committee notes that in addition to funds recommended 
within this appropriation, approximately $9,000,000 within the 
Capitol Building appropriation is associated with care and 
maintenance of the CVC facility. The Committee asks AOC to 
clearly display in its future budget justifications all funds 
associated with the operation of the CVC.
    The following table displays the budget detail.

                         CAPITOL VISITOR CENTER
------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                              Amount         Committee
                  Item                       requested    recommendation
------------------------------------------------------------------------
    Fiscal Year 2010 Operating Budget

Payroll.................................     $17,346,000     $16,244,000
Operations..............................       7,222,000       6,512,000
                                         -------------------------------
      Subtotal, Operating Budget........      24,568,000      22,756,000
                                         ===============================
      Total, Capitol Visitor Center.....      24,568,000      22,756,000
------------------------------------------------------------------------

                       Administrative Provisions

    Sec. 1301. Disposition of Surplus or Obsolete Personal 
Property. This provision is modeled after authority available 
to the executive branch. It authorizes AOC to retain proceeds 
from the sale of used or surplus personal property and vehicles 
and/or to obtain trade-in credit or discount when purchasing 
new similar items.
    Sec. 1302. Flexible and Compressed Work Schedules. This 
provision makes permanent a Flexible Work Schedule program 
which AOC has piloted for the last 2 years. The program has 
improved efficiency, enhanced customer support, and contributed 
positively to employee morale.
    Sec. 1303. Disabled Veterans Noncompetitive Appointment. 
This provision clarifies that ``head of agency'' includes the 
AOC for purposes of appointing disabled military veterans to 
special noncompetitive appointments for which they are eligible 
as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3112.
    Sec. 1304. Acceptance of Voluntary Student Services. This 
provision authorizes AOC to accept voluntary services from 
students, enabling AOC to train and mentor students and provide 
on-the-job experience, potentially preparing them for careers 
with AOC.
    Sec. 1305. Botanic Garden. This provision authorizes AOC to 
enter into a contract with a vendor for the sale of 
refreshments at the Botanic Garden and National Garden.

                          LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

    The Library of Congress is the Nation's oldest cultural 
institution and largest repository of human knowledge in the 
world. It is the main research arm of the United States 
Congress. Its mission is to make its resources available and 
useful to the Congress and the American people and sustain and 
preserve a universal collection of knowledge and creativity for 
future generations. The Library's collections include more than 
138 million artifactual items (books, photographs, maps, sound 
recordings, films, sheet music, legal materials) in 470 
languages. Digital technology is transforming the way the 
Library does its work, and the institution plays an important 
leadership role in superimposing digital library collections 
and services on those that are analog based. The Library of 
Congress houses the Congressional Research Service, U.S. 
Copyright Office, National Library Service for the Blind and 
Physically Handicapped, Law Library of Congress, and numerous 
other programs and services.
    The Committee recommends a total of $638,565,000 for the 
Library of Congress, an increase of $31,469,000 over the fiscal 
year 2009 level and a decrease of $19,844,000 below the 
request. Increases are provided to accommodate pay and price 
level increases, and technology infrastructure upgrades.
    In addition to the appropriation, the Library estimates 
receipts and reimbursements of $42,662,000, funds from gifts 
and trusts totaling $27,351,000 and revolving funds totaling 
$88,525,000. Total funds available to support Library 
operations, including the Architect of the Capitol account, are 
expected to be over $830,000,000 in fiscal year 2010 under the 
Committee recommendation.
    The following table displays the Committee recommendation 
for the Library of Congress appropriations compared to the 
budget request and the fiscal year 2009 level.

  COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF NEW BUDGET (OBLIGATIONAL) AUTHORITY FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009 AND BUDGET ESTIMATES AND AMOUNTS RECOMMENDED IN THE BILL FOR FISCAL
                                                                        YEAR 2010
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                                                        Senate Committee recommendation
                                                                                                                            compared with (+ or -)
                             Item                                     2009         Budget estimate      Committee    -----------------------------------
                                                                  appropriation                      recommendation         2009
                                                                                                                        appropriation    Budget estimate
--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                      LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Salaries and Expenses.........................................     $419,030,000      $458,577,000      $441,033,000      +$22,003,000      -$17,544,000
Authority to spend receipts...................................       -6,350,000        -6,350,000        -6,350,000   ................  ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Salaries and expenses.........................      412,680,000       452,227,000       434,683,000       +22,003,000       -17,544,000
                                                               =========================================================================================
Copyright Office, salaries and expenses.......................       51,592,000        55,476,000        55,476,000        +3,884,000
Authority to spend receipts...................................      -33,315,000       -34,612,000       -34,612,000        -1,297,000   ................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, Copyright Office..............................       18,277,000        20,864,000        20,864,000        +2,587,000   ................
                                                               =========================================================================================
Congressional Research Service, salaries and expenses.........      107,323,000       115,136,000       112,836,000        +5,513,000        -2,300,000
Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, salaries, and        68,816,000        70,182,000        70,182,000        +1,366,000   ................
 expenses.....................................................
                                                               -----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Library of Congress..............................      607,096,000       658,409,000       638,565,000       +31,469,000       -19,844,000
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                         Salaries and Expenses

Appropriations, 2009:
    Salaries and expenses...............................    $419,030,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................       6,350,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................     412,680,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Budget estimate, 2010:
    Salaries and expenses...............................     458,577,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................       6,350,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................     452,227,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Committee recommendation:
    Salaries and expenses...............................     441,033,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................       6,350,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................     434,683,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $434,683,000 
for salaries and expenses of the Library of Congress and 
approves authority to spend receipts of $6,350,000 in fiscal 
year 2010, for a total of $441,033,000. This is $17,544,000 
below the request and $22,003,000 above the enacted level. The 
amount recommended includes $7,677,000 for the National Digital 
Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program; $7,315,000 
for the Teaching with Primary Sources program; $3,554,000 for 
the relocation of Library materials to Ft. Meade storage 
modules 3 and 4; $5,317,000 for the Department of State capital 
security cost-sharing program; and an increase of $2,000,000 
for custodial services.
    The bill provides $200,000 to be transferred to the Durham 
Museum in Omaha, Nebraska to preserve, digitize, and make 
available the Museum's photo archive collection of historically 
and culturally significant materials about the development of 
Nebraska and the American West. The funding will provide 
support for the Museum's effort to preserve 500,000 images. 
Upon request, the Library will provide guidance on standards 
and best practices for conservation, preservation and 
digitization of photographic archives, on establishing 
conservation and preservation training programs, and on 
incorporating digitized primary source materials into school 
curricula.
    Information Technology.--The Committee recommends 
$8,680,000 for information technology infrastructure 
investments. While less than the full request, the amount 
recommended is sufficient for LOC to embark on upgrades to its 
content delivery, content management and core technology. The 
Committee expects that the Library will update its digital 
strategy to ensure IT investments are targeted appropriately. 
While the Library has developed a preliminary digital strategy, 
it does not represent an integrated, Library-wide strategy for 
digitization. The Committee expects that the strategy will 
incorporate key stakeholder views on the extent to which the 
Library should make its collections available digitally; align 
its activities, information technology, workforce, and other 
resources, including partnerships, to position it to acquire, 
preserve, manage, and make available rapidly increasing amounts 
of digital content; identify and manage the long-term costs of 
acquiring, preserving, and making accessible its print and 
digital collections; and articulate the roles and 
responsibilities of all relevant service units and offices in 
developing and executing the strategy. The Committee expects 
that LOC will update its digital strategy to incorporate these 
elements, and provide a report of its efforts within 90 days of 
enactment of this Act. The Committee directs LOC to consult 
with GAO as it finalizes the digital strategy. Updating the 
strategy should take place prior to major investments in 
information technology.
    Overseas Field Offices.--The Committee continues to have 
concerns with the cost of maintaining the overseas field 
offices. The Committee expects LOC to report promptly on the 
results of its assessment of these offices and make 
recommendations for efficiencies, including the possibility of 
partnership arrangements and increasing assessments on 
participating institutions.

                            Copyright Office


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2009:
    Salaries and expenses...............................     $51,592,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................      33,315,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................      18,277,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Budget estimate, 2010:
    Salaries and expenses...............................      55,476,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................      34,612,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................      20,864,000
                    ========================================================
                    ____________________________________________________
Committee recommendation:
    Salaries and expenses...............................      55,476,000
    Authority to spend receipts.........................      34,612,000
                    --------------------------------------------------------
                    ____________________________________________________
      Net, salaries and expenses........................      20,864,000

    The Committee recommends the direct appropriation of 
$20,864,000 for the Copyright Office and approves authority to 
spend receipts of $34,612,000 in fiscal year 2010, for a total 
of $55,476,000. This is the same as the request level.
    Copyright Backlog.--The Committee is very concerned with 
the backlog of 500,000 pending claims within the Copyright 
Office. The backlog has occurred as a result of the 
``reengineering'' of the Copyright process, and the conversion 
to electronic format. While over $15,000,000 was spent in 
fiscal years 2001-2007 on the new Copyright operating system, 
known as eCo, implementation of the reengineering effort to 
this point has not yielded the results Congress expected. LOC 
is to keep the Committee apprised of its plans and progress to 
eliminate the backlog and process copyright registration claims 
in a timely manner.
    Customs and Border Protection Information-sharing.--The 
Committee notes that the U.S. Customs and Border Protection's 
[CBP] on-line recordation process allows rights owners to 
electronically record their copyrights with CBP, but little has 
been accomplished in establishing electronic links between the 
systems maintained by the Office of Copyright and those 
maintained by CBP to ease the recordation process. Given that 
the United States Copyright Office now offers an online 
copyright registration option, the Committee directs the 
Copyright Office to work with CBP to investigate the 
feasibility and costs of sharing information from the Copyright 
Office registration records with the Intellectual Property 
Rights e-Recordation online system maintained by CBP in order 
to facilitate the recordation of copyrights with CBP.

                     Congressional Research Service


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2009....................................    $107,323,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................     115,136,000
Committee recommendation................................     112,836,000

    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $112,836,000 
for the Congressional Research Service. The amount recommended 
is an increase of $5,513,000 over the fiscal year 2009 level 
and is sufficient to cover pay and inflationary increases.

             Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped


                         salaries and expenses

Appropriations, 2009....................................     $68,816,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................      70,182,000
Committee recommendation................................      70,182,000

    This appropriation supports a National Reading Program for 
blind and physically handicapped citizens. Books and magazines 
in braille and various recorded formats are produced by the 
National Library Services for the Blind and Physically 
Handicapped for distribution through a network of State and 
locally supported libraries. At present, 57 regional libraries 
in 49 States, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands, 
Puerto Rico, and Guam house and circulate books and magazines 
to eligible readers. Seventy-eight subregional libraries in 17 
States assist at the local public library level; 53 libraries 
and 4 cooperating agencies distribute sound reproducers. Two 
multistate centers, under contract to the National Library 
Service, store and distribute books and other materials in 
their geographical regions. The program supports a readership 
of approximately 700,000.
    The Committee recommends an appropriation of $70,182,000 
for salaries and expenses for Books for the Blind and 
Physically Handicapped. This is an increase of $1,366,000 over 
the fiscal year 2009 level and the same as the request. The 
amount recommended includes $650,000 to continue to provide 
newspapers to blind and physically handicapped individuals.
    The Committee strongly supports the Digital Talking Book 
project which will convert NLS' antiquated cassette player-
based talking book system to digital format. The Committee 
recommends $13,990,000 for fiscal year 2010.

                       Administrative Provisions

    Sec. 1401. The Committee has included a routine 
administrative provision regarding reimburseable and revolving 
funds carried in prior years.
    Sec. 1402. Provides authority to transfer funds between 
Library of Congress accounts, subject to the approval of the 
Committees on Appropriations.
    Sec. 1403. Provides a technical clarification regarding the 
classification of senior positions above the GS-15 level 
throughout the Library.
    Sec. 1404. Provides carryover leave authority for all 
Library positions at the senior level, eliminating a technical 
inconsistency.

                       GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE


                   Congressional Printing and Binding

Appropriations, 2009....................................     $96,828,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................      93,296,000
Committee recommendation................................      93,296,000

    The U.S. Government Printing Office's core mission dates to 
1813 when Congress determined the need to make information 
regarding the work of the three branches of Government 
available to all Americans. GPO is the Federal Government's 
primary centralized resource for gathering, cataloging, 
producing, providing and preserving published information in 
all its forms. By law and tradition, GPO's mission is to 
provide expert publishing and printing services to all three 
branches of Government; to provide, in partnership with Federal 
depository libraries, permanent public access to the printed 
and electronic information products of the Federal Government; 
and to sell copies of authentic printed and electronic 
documents and other government information products to the 
public.
    The Committee recommends $93,296,000 for congressional 
printing and binding. This is a decrease of $3,532,000 below 
the fiscal year 2009 level, and the same as the request.
    The following table compares the component categories 
within this account for fiscal year 2010. The Committee has not 
recommended separate amounts for each activity in order to give 
GPO the flexibility to meet changing requirements.

                                       CONGRESSIONAL PRINTING AND BINDING
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                             Appropriations                        Recommended
                                                                  2009         Requested  2010        2010
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Congressional Record Program..............................      $24,585,000       $28,256,000
Miscellaneous publications................................        4,578,000         4,269,000
Miscellaneous printing and binding........................       17,759,000        18,751,000
Details to Congress.......................................        2,781,000         2,813,000
Document envelopes and document franks....................        1,058,000         1,244,000
Business and committee calendars..........................        2,406,000         3,771,000
Bills, resolutions, and amendments........................        7,453,000         7,312,000
Committee reports.........................................        3,997,000         3,827,000
Documents.................................................        1,074,000         1,007,000
Hearings..................................................       19,489,000        20,382,000
Committee prints..........................................        2,481,000         1,664,000
Prior-year shortfalls, estimated..........................        9,167,000   ................
                                                           -----------------------------------------------------
      Total...............................................       96,828,000        93,296,000
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

                 Office of Superintendent of Documents


                         SALARIES AND EXPENSES

Appropriations, 2009....................................     $38,744,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................      40,911,000
Committee recommendation................................      40,911,000

    This appropriation provides for salaries and expenses 
associated with the distribution of Government documents to 
depository and international exchange libraries, the cataloging 
and indexing of Government publications, and the distribution 
of publications authorized by law at the request of Members of 
Congress and other Government agencies.
    The Committee recommends $40,911,000 for salaries and 
expenses of the Office of the Superintendent of Documents. This 
is an increase of $2,167,000 over the current year and the same 
as the request.

               Government Printing Office Revolving Fund

Appropriations, 2009....................................      $4,995,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................      32,100,000
Committee recommendation................................      12,782,000

    The bill provides $12,782,000 for the Government Printing 
Office Revolving Fund. This is $7,787,000 above the current 
level and $19,318,000 below the budget request. This increase 
will provide funding for the continued development of GPO's 
Federal Digital System [FDsys], its composition replacement 
system, and other high priority information technology 
investments. It will also provide funding to continue the 
repair and renovation of GPO's elevators in fiscal year 2010. 
The Committee has increased the Public Printer's representation 
and reception allowance from $5,000 to $7,500.

                    GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE


                         Salaries and Expenses

Appropriations, 2009.................................... \1\$556,000,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................     567,497,000
Committee recommendation................................     553,658,000

\1\Includes $25,000,000 included in emergency spending in Public Law 
111-5.

    The U.S. Government Accountability Office [GAO] is an 
independent, nonpartisan agency that works for Congress. GAO 
investigates how the Federal Government spends taxpayer 
dollars. Its activities include auditing agency operations to 
determine whether Federal funds are being spent efficiently and 
effectively; investigating allegations of illegal and improper 
activities; reporting on how well government programs and 
policies are meeting their objectives; performing policy 
analyses and outlining options for congressional consideration; 
and issuing legal decisions and opinions, such as bid protest 
rulings and reports on agency rules.
    The Committee recommends funding of $553,658,000 for 
salaries and expenses of the Government Accountability Office, 
an increase of $22,658,000 above the enacted level excluding 
$25,000,000 included in Public Law 111-5, and a reduction of 
$13,839,000 below the request level. Additionally, $15,222,000 
is authorized in offsetting collections derived from rent 
receipts and reimbursements for conducting financial audits of 
Government corporations, for a total of $568,880,000.
    The amount recommended will accommodate 3,180 full-time 
equivalent employees, as well as uncontrollable pay and price 
level increases and investments in technology improvements.

                        Administrative Provision

    Sec. 1501. The Committee recommends a provision repealing a 
number of GAO mandates which are no longer useful to the 
Congress, thereby allowing GAO to focus on higher priority 
work. These include a recurring review of the Economic 
Development Administration's use of excess construction funds; 
an annual audit of the National Transportation Safety Board; an 
annual audit of local educational spending agencies; recurring 
audits of small business participation in construction of the 
Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline; recurring audits of assistance 
under Compacts of Free Association; semiannual audits of 
Independent Counsel expenditures; and reports on ambulance 
service costs.

                OPEN WORLD LEADERSHIP CENTER TRUST FUND

Appropriations, 2009....................................     $13,900,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................      14,456,000
Committee recommendation................................      14,456,000

    The Committee recommends $14,456,000 as a payment to the 
Open World Leadership Center Trust Fund. The Center for Russian 
Leadership Development was established on December 21, 2000 
(Public Law 106-554) as a legislative branch entity. The Fiscal 
Year 2003 Consolidated Appropriation Resolution (Public Law 
108-7) carried legislation (section 1401) changing the name to 
the Open World Leadership Center and expanding the mission of 
the program to include Newly Independent States of the former 
Soviet Union including the Baltic States. The mission of the 
Center is to enable emerging political leaders of Russia and 
Newly Independent States at all levels of government to gain 
significant, first-hand exposure to the American free market 
economic system and the operation of American democratic 
institutions through visits to comparable governments and 
communities in the United States.
    The Committee commends Open World for organizing foreign 
delegations and professional hosting programs that focus on 
issues of adoption, international adoptions, foster care, and 
child protection.

                        Administrative Provision

    Sec. 1601. The Committee recommends two changes that are 
technical in nature. The first ensures that both chambers of 
Congress are represented on the Open World Board of Trustees, 
as originally intended. The section provides that congressional 
appointees to the Board will be Members of Congress, ex 
officio, so that when an appointee leaves the Senate or the 
House, the congressional leadership is able to make a new 
appointment. The second clarifies that the Board will act 
through the Librarian of Congress (in his official capacity as 
a member of the Board) to appoint the Open World Executive 
Director. This will clarify the Executive Director's status 
under civil service provisions of title 5, United States Code.

   JOHN C. STENNIS CENTER FOR PUBLIC SERVICE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

Appropriations, 2009....................................        $430,000
Budget estimate, 2010...................................         430,000
Committee recommendation................................         430,000

    The John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Training and 
Development was created by Congress in 1988. The mandate of the 
Center is to promote and strengthen public service. The 
Committee recommends the budget request of $430,000 as 
authorized by 2 U.S.C. 1105, for the Center's congressional 
staff training and development programs.

                                TITLE II

                           GENERAL PROVISIONS

    Included are several routine general provisions carried 
annually in the bill (secs. 201-208), as follows:
    Section 201 bans the use of appropriated funds for service 
and maintenance of private vehicles, except under such 
regulations as may be promulgated by the House Administration 
Committee and the Senate Rules and Administration Committee, 
respectively.
    Section 202 limits the availability for obligation of 
appropriations to the fiscal year for which it is expressly 
provided in the bill accompanying this report.
    Section 203 provides that any pay rate and title 
designation for a staff position created in this act, and not 
specifically established by the Legislative Pay Act of 1929, is 
to be made permanent law by this act. Further, any pay rate and 
title change for a position provided for in the 1929 Act is to 
be made permanent law by this act and any changes in the 
official expenses of Members, officers, and committees, and in 
the clerk hire of the House and Senate are to be made permanent 
law by this act.
    Section 204 bans the use of funds for contracts unless such 
contracts are matters of public record and are available for 
public inspection.
    Section 205 appropriates such sums as may be necessary for 
the payment of settlements and awards pursuant to Public Law 
104-1.
    Section 206 authorizes legislative branch entities 
participating in the Legislative Branch Financial Managers 
Council [LBFMC] to finance the costs of the LBFMC.
    Section 207 prohibits unauthorized transfers of funds to 
other agencies.
    Section 208 ensures continuation of the staff-led tours of 
the Capitol.
    Section 209 eliminates the statutory deadline established 
only for the Legislative Branch for correcting violations of 
the provisions of section 5 of the Occupational Safety and 
Health Act of 1970 [OSHA] and make the enforcement mechanisms 
consistent with OSHA's application to the private sector and 
the executive branch. Over the years, this deadline has had 
unintended consequences due to the age and historical 
significance of facilities and changing building codes for many 
legislative branch buildings. Employing agencies will continue 
to be required by law to correct deficiencies. Repealing this 
requirement would allow the Office of Compliance General 
Counsel [OOC GC] and legislative branch agency heads to work 
out corrective actions in a realistic and reasonable time frame 
taking into consideration the risks of the deficiencies and 
costs involved in remedying the deficiencies, as well as 
mitigating items which have been put in place (sprinklers, 
alarms, and other building improvements) to reduce risk. This 
Committee expects the OOC GC to amend its regulations to 
establish criteria that use a broad-based approach, including 
the financial impact to the agency, in working with agencies to 
address needed corrections.

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

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

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

    Pursuant to paragraph 7(c) of rule XXVI, on June 18, 2009, 
theCommittee ordered reported en bloc an original bill (S. 
1298) making appropriations for the Department of Homeland 
Security for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2009, and an 
original bill (S. 1294) making appropriations for the 
Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 
2009, with each subject to amendment and subject to the budget 
allocations, and authorized the chairman of the committee or 
the chairman of the subcommittee to offer the text of the 
Senate-reported bill as a committee amendment in the nature of 
a substitute to the House companion measure, by a recorded vote 
of 30-0, a quorum being present. The vote was as follows:
        Yeas                          Nays
Chairman Inouye
Mr. Byrd
Mr. Leahy
Mr. Harkin
Ms. Mikulski
Mr. Kohl
Mrs. Murray
Mr. Dorgan
Mrs. Feinstein
Mr. Durbin
Mr. Johnson
Ms. Landrieu
Mr. Reed
Mr. Lautenberg
Mr. Nelson
Mr. Pryor
Mr. Tester
Mr. Specter
Mr. Cochran
Mr. Bond
Mr. McConnell
Mr. Shelby
Mr. Gregg
Mr. Bennett
Mrs. Hutchison
Mr. Brownback
Mr. Alexander
Ms. Collins
Mr. Voinovich
Ms. Murkowski

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

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

                         TITLE 2--THE CONGRESS


               Chapter 22A--Open World Leadership Center


Sec. 1151. Open World Leadership Center

(a) Establishment

    (1) In general

            There is established in the legislative branch of 
        the Government a center to be known as the ``Open World 
        Leadership Center (the ``Center'').

    (2) Board of Trustees

            The Center shall be subject to the supervision and 
        direction of a Board of Trustees (the ``Board'') which 
        shall be composed of 11 members as follows:
                    (A) Two [members] Members of the House of 
                Representatives appointed by the Speaker of the 
                House of Representatives, one of whom shall be 
                designated by the Majority Leader of the House 
                of Representatives and one of whom shall be 
                designated by the Minority Leader of the House 
                of Representatives.
                    (B) Two [members] Senators appointed by the 
                President pro tempore of the Senate, one of 
                whom shall be designated by the Majority Leader 
                of the Senate and one of whom shall be 
                designated by the Minority Leader of the 
                Senate.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

(d) Executive Director

    [The Board shall appoint] On behalf of the Board, the 
Librarian of Congress shall appoint an Executive Director who 
shall be the chief executive officer of the Center and who 
shall carry out the functions of the Center subject to the 
supervision and direction of the Board of Trustees. The 
Executive Director of the Center shall be compensated at the 
annual rate specified by the Board, but in no event shall such 
rate exceed level III of the Executive Schedule under section 
5314 of title 5.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


                Chapter 24--Congressional Accountability


           Subchapter II--Extension of Rights and Protections


           PART C--OCCUPATIONAL SAFETY AND HEALTH ACT OF 1970

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

(a) * * *

    (1) In general

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    (5) * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

(c) * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    [(6) Compliance date

            [If new appropriated funds are necessary to correct 
        a violation of subsection (a) of this section for which 
        a citation is issued, or to comply with an order 
        requiring correction of such a violation, correction or 
        compliance shall take place as soon as possible, but 
        not later than the end of the fiscal year following the 
        fiscal year in which the citation is issued or the 
        order requiring correction becomes final and not 
        subject to further review.]

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


Chapter 30--Operation and Maintenance of Capitol Complex Botanic Garden 
                          and National Garden


Sec. 2146. National Garden

(a) * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

(b) Gifts and bequests of money; appropriations

    (1) Gifts or bequests of money under subsection (a)(2) 
shall, when received by the Architect, be deposited with the 
Treasurer of the United States, who shall credit these deposits 
as offsetting collections to [an account entitled ``Botanic 
Garden, Gifts and Donations''.] an account entitled ``Botanic 
Garden, Operations and Maintenance''. The gifts or bequests 
described under subsection (a)(2) shall be accepted only in the 
total amount provided in appropriations Acts.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

(c) * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    (d) Contracts With Vendors.--
            (1) In general.--The Architect of the Capitol may 
        enter into a commission-based service contract with a 
        vendor who, notwithstanding section 5104(c) of title 
        40, United States Code, may sell refreshments at the 
        Botanic Garden and National Garden.
            (2) Deposit and use of commissions.--Any amounts 
        paid to the Architect of the Capitol as a commission 
        under paragraph (1) shall be--
                    (A) deposited in the account described 
                under subsection (b); and
                    (B) available for operation and maintenance 
                in the same manner as provided under subsection 
                (b).

[(d)] (e) Tax deductions

    Any gift accepted by the Architect of the Capitol under 
this section shall be considered a gift to the United States 
for purposes of income, estate, and gift tax laws of the United 
States.
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             TITLE 5--GOVERNMENT ORGANIZATION AND EMPLOYEES


                          PART III--EMPLOYEES

                  SUBPART B--EMPLOYMENT AND RETENTION

                  Chapter 31--Authority for Employment


                  Subchapter I--Employment Authorities


Sec. 3111. Acceptance of volunteer service

    (a) * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    (d) * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    (e) For purposes of this section the term ``agency'' shall 
include the Architect of the Capitol. With respect to the 
Architect of the Capitol, the authority granted to the Office 
of Personnel Management under this section shall be exercised 
by the Architect of the Capitol.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


Sec. 3112. Disabled veterans; noncompetitive appointment

    (a) Under such regulations as the Office of Personnel 
Management shall prescribe, an agency may make a noncompetitive 
appointment leading to conversion to career or career-
conditional employment of a disabled veteran who has a 
compensable service-connected disability of 30 percent or more.
    (b) For purposes of this section, the term ``agency'' shall 
include the Architect of the Capitol and the Botanic Garden. 
With respect to the Architect of the Capitol and the Botanic 
Garden, the authority granted to the Office of Personnel 
Management under this section shall be exercised by the 
Architect of the Capitol.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


                     SUBPART D--PAY AND ALLOWANCES

                       Chapter 51--Classification


Sec. 5108. Classification of positions above GS-15

(a) * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

(b) * * *

    (c) The Librarian of Congress may classify positions in the 
Library of Congress above GS-15 under standards established by 
the Office in subsection (a)(2).

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


                          PART III--EMPLOYEES

                    SUBPART E--ATTENDANCE AND LEAVE

                       Chapter 61--Hours of Work


         Subchapter II--Flexible and Compressed Work Schedules


Sec. 6121. Definitions

    For purposes of this subchapter--
            (1) ``agency'' means any Executive agency, any 
        military department, the Government Printing Office, 
        [and the Library of Congress] the Library of Congress, 
        the Architect of the Capitol, and the Botanic Garden;

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


Sec. 6133. Regulations; technical assistance; program review

    (a) * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    (c)(1) With respect to employees in the Library of 
Congress, the authority granted to the Office of Personnel 
Management under this subchapter shall be exercised by the 
Librarian of Congress.
    (2) With respect to employees in the Government Printing 
Office, the authority granted to the Office of Personnel 
Management under this subchapter shall be exercised by the 
Public Printer.
            (A) * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

            (F) * * *
    (3) With respect to employees of the Architect of the 
Capitol and the Botanic Garden, the authority granted to the 
Office of Personnel Management under this subchapter shall be 
exercised by the Architect of the Capitol.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


                           Chapter 63--Leave


                  Subchapter I--Annual And Sick Leave


Sec. 6304. Annual leave; accumulation

    (a) * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    (f)(1) * * *
                    (A) * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

                    (F) a position to which section 5376 
                applies; [or]
                    (G) a position designated under section 
                1607(a) of title 10 as an Intelligence Senior 
                Level position[.]; or
                    (H) a position in the Library of Congress 
                the compensation for which is set at a rate 
                equal to the annual rate of basic pay payable 
                for positions at level III of the Executive 
                Schedule under section 5314.
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                      TITLE 15--COMMERCE AND TRADE


                Chapter 15D--Alaska Natural Gas Pipeline


Sec. 720j. Sense of Congress and study concerning participation by 
                    small business concerns

(a) * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

[(c) Study

    [(1) In general

            The Comptroller General of the United States shall 
        conduct a study to determine the extent to which small 
        business concerns participate in the construction of 
        oil and gas pipelines in the United States.

    [(2) Report

            [Not later than 1 year after October 13, 2004, the 
        Comptroller General shall submit to Congress a report 
        that describes results of the study under paragraph 
        (1).

    [(3) Updates

            [The Comptroller General shall--
                    [(A) update the study at least once every 5 
                years until construction of an Alaska natural 
                gas transportation project is completed; and
                    [(B) on completion of each update, submit 
                to Congress a report containing the results of 
                the update.]
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                          TITLE 20--EDUCATION


 Chapter 70--Strengthening and Improvement of Elementary and Secondary 
                                Schools


 Subchapter I--Improving the Academic Achievement of the Disadvantaged


                       PART I--GENERAL PROVISIONS

[Sec. 6574. Local educational agency spending audits

[(a) Audits

    [The Comptroller General of the United States shall conduct 
audits of not less than 6 local educational agencies that 
receive funds under part A of this subchapter in each fiscal 
year to determine more clearly and specifically how local 
educational agencies are expending such funds. Such audits--
            [(1) shall be conducted in 6 local educational 
        agencies that represent the size, ethnic, economic, and 
        geographic diversity of local educational agencies; and
            [(2) shall examine the extent to which funds have 
        been expended for academic instruction in the core 
        curriculum and activities unrelated to academic 
        instruction in the core curriculum, such as the payment 
        of janitorial, utility, and other maintenance services, 
        the purchase and lease of vehicles, and the payment for 
        travel and attendance costs at conferences.

[(b) Report

    Not later than 3 months after the completion of the audits 
under subsection (a) of this section each year, the Comptroller 
General of the United States shall submit a report on each 
audit to the Committee on Education and the Workforce of the 
House of Representatives and the Committee on Health, 
Education, Labor and Pensions of the Senate.]
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                TITLE 42--THE PUBLIC HEALTH AND WELFARE


           Chapter 38--Public Works and Economic Development


    Subchapter II--Grants for Public Works and Economic Development


Sec. 3151. Use of funds in projects constructed under projected cost

(a) * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

[(d) Review by Comptroller General

    [(1) Review

            [The Comptroller General of the United States shall 
        regularly review the implementation of this section.

    [(2) Report

            [Not later than 1 year after October 27, 2004, the 
        Comptroller General shall submit to the Committee on 
        Environment and Public Works of the Senate and the 
        Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure of the 
        House of Representatives a report on the findings of 
        the Comptroller General on implementation of this 
        subsection.]
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             TITLE 48--TERRITORIES AND INSULAR POSSESSIONS


          Chapter 18--Micronesia, Marshall Islands, and Palau


             Subchapter I--Micronesia and Marshall Islands


      PART B--APPROVAL AND IMPLEMENTATION OF COMPACTS, AS AMENDED

Sec. 1921c. Interpretation of and United States policy regarding U.S.-
                    FSM Compact and U.S.-RMI Compact

(a) * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

(h) Reports and reviews

    (1) * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    [(3) By the Comptroller General

            Not later than the date that is three years after 
        December 17, 2003, and every 5 years thereafter, the 
        Comptroller General of the United States shall submit 
        to Congress a report on the Federated States of 
        Micronesia and the Republic of the Marshall Islands 
        including the topics set forth in paragraphs (1) (A) 
        through (E) above, and on the effectiveness of 
        administrative oversight by the United States.]

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


                        TITLE 49--TRANSPORTATION


                 SUBTITLE II--OTHER GOVERNMENT AGENCIES


            CHAPTER 11--NATIONAL TRANSPORTATION SAFETY BOARD


                       Subchapter III--Authority


[Sec. 1138. Evaluation and audit of National Transportation Safety 
                    Board

    [(a) In General.--To promote economy, efficiency, and 
effectiveness in the administration of the programs, 
operations, and activities of the National Transportation 
Safety Board, the Comptroller General of the United States 
shall evaluate and audit the programs and expenditures of the 
National Transportation Safety Board. Such evaluation and audit 
shall be conducted at least annually, but may be conducted as 
determined necessary by the Comptroller General or the 
appropriate congressional committees.
    [(b) Responsibility of Comptroller General.--The 
Comptroller General shall evaluate and audit Board programs, 
operations, and activities, including--
            [(1) information management and security, including 
        privacy protection of personally identifiable 
        information;
            [(2) resource management;
            [(3) workforce development;
            [(4) procurement and contracting planning, 
        practices and policies;
            [(5) the extent to which the Board follows leading 
        practices in selected management areas; and
            [(6) the extent to which the Board addresses 
        management challenges in completing accident 
        investigations.
    [(c) Appropriate Congressional Committees.--For purposes of 
this section the term ``appropriate congressional committees'' 
means the Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation of 
the Senate and the Committee on Transportation and 
Infrastructure of the House of Representatives.]
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  DEPARTMENT OF COMMERCE, STATE, THE JUDICIARY, AND RELATED AGENCIES 
              APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 1988, PUBLIC LAW 100-202


                    TITLE II--DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE


                            Legal Activities


            SALARIES AND EXPENSES, GENERAL LEGAL ACTIVITIES

    For expenses necessary for the legal activities of the 
Department of Justice, not otherwise provided for, including 
not to exceed $20,000 for expenses of collecting evidence, to 
be expended under the direction of the Attorney General and 
accounted for solely on his certificate; and rent of private or 
Government-owned space in the District of Columbia; 
$237,209,000, of which not to exceed $6,000,000 for litigation 
support contracts shall remain available until September 30, 
1989: Provided, That of the funds available in this 
appropriation, not to exceed $5,000,000 shall be available for 
office automation systems for the legal divisions covered by 
this appropriation, and for the United States Attorneys, the 
Antitrust Division, and offices funded through Salaries and 
expenses, General Administration, to remain available until 
expended: Provided further, That of the funds appropriated to 
the Department of Justice in this Act, not to exceed $1,000,000 
may be transferred to this appropriation to pay expenses 
related to the activities of any Independent Counsel appointed 
pursuant to 28 U.S.C. 591, et seq., upon notification by the 
Attorney General to the Committees on Appropriations of the 
House of Representatives and the Senate and approval under said 
Committees' policies concerning the reprogramming of funds: 
Provided further, That a permanent indefinite appropriation is 
established within the Department of Justice to pay all 
necessary expenses of investigations and prosecutions by 
independent counsel appointed pursuant to the provisions of 28 
U.S.C. 591 et seq. or other law: [Provided further, That the 
Comptroller General shall perform semiannual financial reviews 
of expenditures from the Independent Counsel permanent 
indefinite appropriation, and report their findings to the 
Committees on Appropriations of the House and Senate:] Provided 
further, That not to exceed $5,000,000 may be transferred to 
``Salaries and expenses, general legal activities'' from ``Fees 
and expenses of witnesses'': Provided further, That the Chief, 
U.S. National Central Bureau, INTERPOL, may establish and 
collect fees to process name checks and background records for 
noncriminal employment, licensing, and humanitarian purposes 
and, notwithstanding: the provisions of 31 U.S.C. 3302, credit 
not more than $150,006 of such fees to this appropriation to be 
used for salaries and other expenses incurred in providing 
these services.
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        CONGRESSIONAL ACCOUNTABILITY ACT, 1995, PUBLIC LAW 104-1


SECTION 1. SHORT TITLE AND TABLE OF CONTENTS

    (a) Short Title.--This Act may be cited as the 
``Congressional Accountability Act of 1995''.
    (b) Table of Contents.--The table of contents for this Act 
is as follows:

Sec. 1. Short title and table of contents.
     * * * * * * *
                    TITLE III--OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE
Sec. 301. * * *
     * * * * * * *
Sec. 305. Expenses.
Sec. 306. Disposition of surplus or obsolete personal property.
     * * * * * * *

                    TITLE III--OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE


SEC. 305. EXPENSES.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


SEC. 306. DISPOSITION OF SURPLUS OR OBSOLETE PERSONAL PROPERTY.

    The Executive Director may, within the limits of available 
appropriations, dispose of surplus or obsolete personal 
property by interagency transfer, donation, or discarding.
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 MEDICARE PRESCRIPTION DRUG, IMPROVEMENT, AND MODERNIZATION ACT, 2003, 
                           PUBLIC LAW 108-173


                       TITLE IV--RURAL PROVISIONS


             Subtitle B--Provisions Relating to Part B Only

SEC. 414. PAYMENT FOR RURAL AND URBAN AMBULANCE SERVICES.

    (a) * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    [(f) GAO Report on Costs and Access.--Not later than 
December 31, 2005, the Comptroller General of the United States 
shall submit to Congress an initial report on how costs differ 
among the types of ambulance providers and on access, supply, 
and quality of ambulance services in those regions and States 
that have a reduction in payment under the medicare ambulance 
fee schedule (under section 1834(l) of the Social Security Act, 
as amended by this Act). Not later than December 31, 2007, the 
Comptroller General shall submit to Congress a final report on 
such access and supply.]
    [(g)] (f) Technical Amendments.--(1) Section 221(c) of BIPA 
(114 Stat. 2763A-487) is amended by striking ``subsection 
(b)(2)'' and inserting ``subsection (b)(3)''.
    (2) Section 1861(v)(1) (42 U.S.C. 1395x(v)(1)) is amended 
by moving subparagraph (U) 4 ems to the left.
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       CONSOLIDATED APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2008, PUBLIC LAW 110-161


                        Administrative Provision

    Sec. 1201. Executive Exchange Program for the Congressional 
Budget Office. (a) * * *

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    (b) Limitations and Conditions.--The Director of the 
Congressional Budget Office shall--
            (1) limit the number of officers and employees who 
        are assigned to private sector organizations at any one 
        time to not more than [3] 5;
            (2) limit the number of employees from private 
        sector organizations who are assigned to the Office at 
        any one time to not more than [3] 5;

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *

    [(d) Termination of Assignments.--No assignment under this 
section shall commence after the end of the 2-year period 
beginning on the date of enactment of this section.]
    [(e)] (d) Effective Date.--[Subject to subsection (d), 
this] This section shall apply to fiscal year 2008 and each 
fiscal year thereafter.

           *       *       *       *       *       *       *


                        BUDGETARY IMPACT OF BILL


  PREPARED IN CONSULTATION WITH THE CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE PURSUANT TO SEC. 308(a), PUBLIC LAW 93-344, AS
                                                     AMENDED
                                            [In millions of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                  Budget authority               Outlays
                                                             ---------------------------------------------------
                                                               Committee    Amount  of   Committee    Amount  of
                                                               allocation      bill      allocation      bill
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Comparison of amounts in the bill with Committee allocations
 to its subcommittees of amounts in the Budget Resolution
 for 2010: Subcommittee on the Legislative Branch:
    Mandatory...............................................          130          130          130       \1\130
    Discretionary...........................................        4,622        3,136        4,615     \1\3,275
Projection of outlays associated with the recommendation:
    2010....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........     \2\2,592
    2011....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........          394
    2012....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........           88
    2013....................................................  ...........  ...........  ...........           24
    2014 and future years...................................  ...........  ...........  ...........            9
Financial assistance to State and local governments for                NA  ...........           NA  ...........
 2010.......................................................
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
\1\Includes outlays from prior-year budget authority.
\2\Excludes outlays from prior-year budget authority.

NA: Not applicable.

         DISCLOSURE OF CONGRESSIONALLY DIRECTED SPENDING ITEMS

    The Constitution vests in the Congress the power of the 
purse. The Committee believes strongly that Congress should 
make the decisions on how to allocate the people's money.
    As defined in Rule XLIV of the Standing Rules of the 
Senate, the term ``congressional directed spending item'' means 
a provision or report language included primarily at the 
request of a Senator, providing, authorizing, or recommending a 
specific amount of discretionary budget authority, credit 
authority, or other spending authority for a contract, loan, 
loan guarantee, grant, loan authority, or other expenditure 
with or to an entity, or targeted to a specific State, locality 
or congressional district, other than through a statutory or 
administrative, formula-driven, or competitive award process.
    For each item, a Member is required to provide a 
certification that neither the Member nor the Senator's 
immediate family has a pecuniary interest in such 
congressionally directed spending item. Such certifications are 
available to the public on the website of the Senate Committee 
on Appropriations (www.appropriations.senate.gov/senators.cfm).
    Following is a list of congressionally directed spending 
items included in the Senate recommendation discussed in this 
report, along with the name of each Senator who submitted a 
request to the Committee of jurisdiction for each item so 
identified. Neither the Committee recommendation nor this 
report contains any limited tax benefits or limited tariff 
benefits as defined in rule XLIV.

                                     CONGRESSIONALLY DIRECTED SPENDING ITEMS
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
           Account                                Project                          Funding           Member
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
Library of Congress.........  Durham Museum Photo Archive Project...........          $200,000  Senator Ben
                                                                                                 Nelson
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------


   COMPARATIVE STATEMENT OF NEW BUDGET (OBLIGATIONAL) AUTHORITY FOR FISCAL YEAR 2009 AND BUDGET ESTIMATES AND
                              AMOUNTS RECOMMENDED IN THE BILL FOR FISCAL YEAR 2008
                                            [In thousands of dollars]
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
                                                                                           Senate Committee
                                                                                       recommendation compared
                                             2009         Budget        Committee           with (+ or -)
                                        appropriation    estimate    recommendation ----------------------------
                                                                                          2009         Budget
                                                                                     appropriation    estimate
----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

      TITLE I--LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

                SENATE
Expense allowances:
    Vice President....................             20            20             20   .............  ............
    President Pro Tempore of the                   40            40             40   .............  ............
     Senate...........................
    Majority Leader of the Senate.....             40            40             40   .............  ............
    Minority Leader of the Senate.....             40            40             40   .............  ............
    Majority Whip of the Senate.......             10            10             10   .............  ............
    Minority Whip of the Senate.......             10            10             10   .............  ............
    Chairman of the Majority                        5             5              5   .............  ............
     Conference Committee.............
    Chairman of the Minority                        5             5              5   .............  ............
     Conference Committee.............
    Chairman of the Majority Policy                 5             5              5   .............  ............
     Committee........................
    Chairman of the Minority Policy                 5             5              5   .............  ............
     Committee........................
                                       -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Subtotal, expense allowances....            180           180            180   .............  ............

Representation allowances for the                  30            30             30   .............  ............
 Majority and Minority Leaders........
                                       -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Expense allowances and               210           210            210   .............  ............
       representation.................

   Salaries, Officers and Employees

Office of the Vice President..........          2,413         2,517          2,517            +104  ............
Office of the President Pro Tempore...            720           752            752             +32  ............
Office of the President Pro Tempore               100  ............  ..............           -100  ............
 Emeritus.............................
Offices of the Majority and Minority            4,998         5,212          5,212            +214  ............
 Leaders..............................
Offices of the Majority and Minority            3,096         3,288          3,288            +192  ............
 Whips................................
Committee on Appropriations...........         15,200        15,844         15,844            +644  ............
Conference committees.................          3,310         3,452          3,452            +142  ............
Offices of the Secretaries of the                 814           850            850             +36  ............
 Conference of the Majority and the
 Conference of the Minority...........
Policy Committees.....................          3,380         3,526          3,526            +146  ............
Office of the Chaplain................            397           415            415             +18  ............
Office of the Secretary...............         24,020        25,790         25,790          +1,770  ............
Office of the Sergeant at Arms and             66,800        75,044         70,000          +3,200        -5,044
 Doorkeeper...........................
Offices of the Secretaries for the              1,758         1,836          1,836             +78  ............
 Majority and Minority................
Agency contributions and related               44,693        47,531         45,500            +807        -2,031
 expenses.............................
Outlays...............................  .............  ............  ..............  .............  ............
                                       -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Salaries, officers and           171,699       186,057        178,982          +7,283        -7,075
       employees......................

Salaries and expenses.................          6,743         7,154          7,154            +411  ............

    Office of Senate Legal Counsel

Salaries and expenses.................          1,484         1,544          1,544             +60  ............
Expense Allowances of the Secretary of             30            30             30   .............  ............
 the Senate, Sergeant at Arms and
 Doorkeeper of the Senate, and
 Secretaries for the Majority and
 Minority of the Senate: Expenses
 allowances...........................

   Contingent Expenses of the Senate

Inquiries and investigations..........        137,400       172,989        145,500          +8,100       -27,489
Expenses of United States Senate                  520           520            520   .............  ............
 Caucus on International Narcotics
 Control..............................
Secretary of the Senate...............          2,000         2,000          2,000   .............  ............
Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the        153,601       168,461        153,601   .............       -14,860
 Senate...............................
Miscellaneous items...................         21,043        19,145         19,145          -1,898  ............
Senators' Official Personnel and              400,000       450,830        425,000         +25,000       -25,830
 Office Expense Account...............

          Official Mail Costs

Expenses..............................            300           300            300   .............  ............
                                       -------------------------------------------------------------------------
      Total, Contingent expenses of           714,864       814,245        746,066         +31,202       -68,179
       the Senate.....................
                                       =========================================================================
      Total, Senate...................        895,030     1,009,240        933,986         +38,956       -75,254

              JOINT ITEMS

Joint Economic Committee..............          4,626         4,814          4,814            +188  ............
Joint Committee on Taxation...........         10,719        12,823         11,327            +608        -1,496

   Office of the Attending Physician

Medical supplies, equipment, expenses,          3,105         3,832          3,805            +700           -27
 and allowances.......................
Office of Congressional Accessibility             800         1,377          1,377            +577  ............
 Services.............................
Capitol Guide Service and Special               9,940  ............  ..............         -9,940  ............
 Services Office......................
Statements of Appropriations..........             30            30             30   .............  ............
                                       =========================================================================
      Total, Joint items..............         29,220        22,876         21,353          -7,867        -1,523

            CAPITOL POLICE

Salaries..............................        248,000       268,675        267,203         +19,203        -1,472
General expenses......................         57,750       141,394         64,354          +6,604       -77,040
                                       =========================================================================
      Total, Capitol Police...........        305,750       410,069        331,557         +25,807       -78,512

         OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE

Salaries and expenses.................          4,072         4,474          4,418            +346           -56

      CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE

Salaries and expenses.................         44,082        46,365         45,165          +1,083        -1,200

       ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL

General administration................         90,659       121,460        106,587         +15,928       -14,873
Capitol building......................         35,840        33,305         33,305          -2,535  ............
Capitol grounds.......................          9,649        10,974         10,974          +1,325  ............
Senate office buildings...............         69,359        76,032         74,392          +5,033        -1,640
Capitol Power Plant...................        157,042       162,503        126,597         -30,445       -35,906
    Offsetting collections............         -8,000        -8,000         -8,000   .............  ............
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      Net subtotal, Capitol Power             149,042       154,503        118,597         -30,445       -35,906
       Plant..........................

Library buildings and grounds.........         39,094        69,144         40,754          +1,660       -28,390
Capitol police buildings, grounds and          18,996        30,777         26,160          +7,164        -4,617
 security.............................
Botanic garden........................         10,906        11,920         11,898            +992           -22

Capitol Visitor Center:
    CVC Project (cost-to-complete)....         31,124  ............  ..............        -31,124  ............
    CVC Operations....................          9,103        24,568         22,756         +13,653        -1,812
                                       =========================================================================
      Total, Capitol Visitor Center...         40,227        24,568         22,756         -17,471        -1,812
                                       =========================================================================
      Total, Architect of the Capitol.        463,772       532,683        445,423         -18,349       -87,260

          LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Salaries and expenses.................        419,030       458,577        441,033         +22,003       -17,544
    Authority to spend receipts.......         -6,350        -6,350         -6,350   .............  ............
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      Subtotal, Salaries and expenses.        412,680       452,227        434,683         +22,003       -17,544

Copyright Office, salaries and                 51,592        55,476         55,476          +3,884  ............
 expenses.............................
    Authority to spend receipts.......        -33,315       -34,612        -34,612          -1,297  ............
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      Subtotal, Copyright Office......         18,277        20,864         20,864          +2,587  ............

Congressional Research Service,               107,323       115,136        112,836          +5,513        -2,300
 salaries and expenses................
Books for the blind and physically             68,816        70,182         70,182          +1,366  ............
 handicapped, salaries and expenses...
                                       =========================================================================
      Total, Library of Congress......        607,096       658,409        638,565         +31,469       -19,844

      GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

Congressional printing and binding....         96,828        93,296         93,296          -3,532  ............

 Office of Superintendent of Documents

Salaries and expenses.................         38,744        40,911         40,911          +2,167  ............
Government Printing Office Revolving            4,995        32,100         12,782          +7,787       -19,318
 Fund.................................
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      Total, Government Printing              140,567       166,307        146,989          +6,422       -19,318
       Office.........................

   GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE

Salaries and expenses.................        538,635       582,719        568,880         +30,245       -13,839
    Offsetting collections............         -7,635       -15,222        -15,222          -7,587  ............
    Emergency appropriations (Public           25,000  ............  ..............        -25,000  ............
     Law 111-5).......................
                                       =========================================================================
      Total, Government Accountability        556,000       567,497        553,658          -2,342       -13,839
       Office.........................

     OPEN WORLD LEADERSHIP CENTER

Payment to the Open World Leadership           13,900        14,456         14,456            +556  ............
 Center Trust Fund....................

   JOHN C. STENNIS CENTER FOR PUBLIC
   SERVICE TRAINING AND DEVELOPMENT

Stennis Center for Public Service.....            430           430            430   .............  ............
                                       =========================================================================
      Grand total.....................      3,059,919     3,432,806      3,136,000         +76,081      -296,806
                                       -------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Appropriations..............    (3,034,919)   (3,432,806)    (3,136,000)      (+101,081)    (-296,806)
                                       -------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Emergency appropriations....       (25,000)  ............  ..............      (-25,000)  ............
                                       =========================================================================
            RECAPITULATION
Senate................................        895,030     1,009,240        933,986         +38,956       -75,254
Joint Items...........................         29,220        22,876         21,353          -7,867        -1,523
Capitol Police........................        305,750       410,069        331,557         +25,807       -78,512
Office of Compliance..................          4,072         4,474          4,418            +346           -56
Congressional Budget Office...........         44,082        46,365         45,165          +1,083        -1,200
Architect of the Capitol..............        463,772       532,683        445,423         -18,349       -87,260
Library of Congress...................        607,096       658,409        638,565         +31,469       -19,844
Government Printing Office............        140,567       166,307        146,989          +6,422       -19,318
Government Accountability Office......        556,000       567,497        553,658          -2,342       -13,839
Open World Leadership Center..........         13,900        14,456         14,456            +556  ............
Stennis Center for Public Service.....            430           430            430   .............  ............
Prior year outlays....................  .............  ............  ..............  .............  ............
                                       =========================================================================
      Grand total.....................      3,059,919     3,432,806      3,136,000         +76,081      -296,806
                                       -------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Appropriations..............    (3,034,919)   (3,432,806)    (3,136,000)      (+101,081)    (-296,806)
                                       -------------------------------------------------------------------------
          Emergency appropriations....       (25,000)  ............  ..............      (-25,000)  ............
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