Appropriates funds for FY 1989 for the operations of the Senate for the following:
(1) mileage of the Vice President and Senators;
(2) expense allowances for Senate leadership offices;
(3) salaries and expenses for officers and employees;
(4) miscellaneous items; and
(5) expenses of the United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control. Authorizes the Chairman of the Majority or Minority Conference Committee of the Senate to transfer funds from the appropriation account for salaries for the Conference of the Majority and Conference of the Minority to the account within the contingent fund of the Senate for expenses of the Conferences. Authorizes the Conferences to use appropriated funds for the specialized training of professional staff.
Authorizes the Secretary of the Senate and the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate to transfer funds from their appropriation accounts to their accounts for salaries with the approval of the Committee on Appropriations. Amends the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1977 to authorize the President pro tempore to employ not more than two individual consultants.
Authorizes the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration to provide for the distribution of unused food from the Senate cafeterias to the needy of the District of Columbia through an appropriate private distribution organization.
Amends the Second Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1976 to increase the amount of official travel expenses which the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate may incur.
Increases the amount the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate may expend for individual consultants and department or agency personnel.
Amends the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1973 to remove limitations on the payment of official expenses of the Senators after October 1, 1988.
Amends the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1977 to authorize the Minority Leader of the Senate to appoint and fix the compensation of not more than four individual consultants, on a temporary or intermittent basis.
Authorizes the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate to employ and fix the compensation of any employees necessary to operate the Senate Beauty Shop. Amends the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1977 to redesignate the Senate Barber Shops Revolving Fund as the Senate Barber and Beauty Shops Revolving Fund. Establishes retirement provisions for certain employees of the Senate Building Beauty Shop. Requires the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeepr of the Senate to keep specified funds available until September 30, 1989.
Prohibits the use of funds under the Act for the maintenance or care of private vehicles, except for emergency assistance and cleaning as may be provided under regulations relating to parking facilities issued by the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration. Amends the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1973 to allow payment to Senators for any excess costs of franked mail upon certification by the Sergeant at Arms and subject to regulations as may be promulgated by the Committee on Rules and Administration. Appropriates funds for FY 1989 for the operations of the House of Representatives for the following:
(1) mileage of Members;
(2) House leadership offices;
(3) Members' clerk hire;
(4) committee employees;
(5) studies by the Committee on the Budget;
(6) contingent expenses of the House, including salaries and expenses of standing, special, and select committees;
(7) studies and investigations of the Committee on Appropriations; and
(8) salaries and expenses of Members, officers, and employees.
Allows the transfer of amounts among specified House accounts upon the approval of the Committee on Appropriations. Provides for transferring a specified amount as a joint item for the Capitol Police Board from the Clerk of the House to the Architect of the Capitol for disbursement by the Architect. Increases the pay of certain employees of the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee and the House Republican Conference. Makes appropriations for the following joint items:
(1) contingent expenses of the Senate for the Joint Economic Committee, the Joint Committee on Printing, and the Joint Committee on Inaugural Ceremonies of 1989;
(2) contingent expenses of the House for the Joint Committee on Taxation;
(3) the Office of the Attending Physician;
(4) the Capitol Police for salaries and general expenses;
(5) official mail costs;
(6) salaries and expenses of the Capitol Guide Service;
(7) the preparation of required statements of appropriations; and
(8) construction of platform and seating stands and for salaries and expenses of conducting the inaugural ceremonies of the President and Vice President, January 20, 1989.
Appropriates funds for the following congressional offices:
(1) the Office of Technology Assessment for salaries and expenses;
(2) the Congressional Budget Office for salaries and expenses;
(3) the Architect of the Capitol for salaries, travel, contingent expenses, the Capitol buildings and grounds, House and Senate office buildings, and the Capitol power plant;
(4) the Congressional Research Service of the Library of Congress for salaries and expenses;
(5) the Government Printing Office for congressional printing and binding; and
(6) the Biomedical Ethics Board (subject to reauthorization).
Authorizes the Disbursing Officer of the Library of Congress to perform financial management services for the Biomedical Ethics Board. Authorizes the Architect of the Capitol to develop a pilot program to determine the economic feasibility and efficiency of centralizing certain maintenance functions and reassigning, without an increase or decrease in pay, any person on the employment rolls of the Office of the Architect of the Capitol. Requires a report to appropriate authorities with recommendations for continuation or expansion of such program.
Authorizes the Architect, under the direction of the Joint Committee on the Library, to accept donations to restore and display the Statue of Freedom model.
Requires the Architect to install an alarm system to alert individuals occupying the Longworth House Office Building, the Cannon House Office Building, the Russell Senate Office Building, the Dirksen Senate Office Building and the Capitol of a fire or other emergency.
Requires the installation to be completed by October 1, 1989, and requires the Architect to report to the appropriate committees by such date concerning such installation.