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H.R.4454

One Hundred Third Congress

of the

United States of America

AT THE SECOND SESSION

Begun and held at the City of Washington on Tuesday,

the twenty-fifth day of January, one thousand nine hundred and ninety-four

An Act

Making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending Septem-

ber 30, 1995, and for other purposes.

    Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1995, and for other purposes, namely:

TITLE I--CONGRESSIONAL OPERATIONS

SENATE

Mileage and Expenses Allowances

MILEAGE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT AND SENATORS

    For mileage of the Vice President and Senators of the United States, $60,000.

Expense Allowances

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

Representation Allowances for the Majority and Minority Leaders

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

Salaries, Officers and Employees

    For compensation of officers, employees, and others as authorized by law, including agency contributions, $71,338,000, which shall be paid from this appropriation without regard to the below limitations, as follows:

OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT

    For the Office of the Vice President, $1,513,000.

OFFICE OF THE PRESIDENT PRO TEMPORE

    For the Office of the President Pro Tempore, $457,000.

OFFICES OF THE MAJORITY AND MINORITY LEADERS

    For Offices of the Majority and Minority Leaders, $2,195,000.

OFFICES OF THE MAJORITY AND MINORITY WHIPS

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

CONFERENCE COMMITTEES

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

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

    For Offices of the Secretaries of the Conference of the Majority and the Conference of the Minority, $384,000.

OFFICE OF THE CHAPLAIN

    For Office of the Chaplain, $192,000.

OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY

    For Office of the Secretary, $12,961,000.

OFFICE OF THE SERGEANT AT ARMS AND DOORKEEPER

    For Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper, $32,739,000.

OFFICES OF THE SECRETARIES FOR THE MAJORITY AND MINORITY

    For Offices of the Secretary for the Majority and the Secretary for the Minority, $1,197,000.

AGENCY CONTRIBUTIONS AND RELATED EXPENSES

    For agency contributions for employee benefits, as authorized by law, and related expenses, $17,052,000.

Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate

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

Office of Senate Legal Counsel

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

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

    For expense allowances of the Secretary of the Senate, $3,000; Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, $3,000; Secretary for the Majority of the Senate, $3,000; Secretary for the Minority of the Senate, $3,000; in all, $12,000.

Contingent Expenses of the Senate

SENATE POLICY COMMITTEES

    For salaries and expenses of the Majority Policy Committee and the Minority Policy Committee, $1,287,000 for each such committee; in all, $2,574,000.

INQUIRIES AND INVESTIGATIONS

    For expenses of inquiries and investigations ordered by the Senate, or conducted pursuant to section 134(a) of Public Law 601, Seventy-ninth Congress, as amended, section 112 of Public Law 96-304 and Senate Resolution 281, agreed to March 11, 1980, $78,112,000.

EXPENSES OF UNITED STATES SENATE CAUCUS ON INTERNATIONAL NARCOTICS CONTROL

    For expenses of the United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, $348,000.

SECRETARY OF THE SENATE

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For expenses of the Office of the Secretary of the Senate, $1,966,500 and, in addition, $7,000,000, to be derived by transfer from funds appropriated in fiscal year 1992 for ‘Salaries, Officers and Employees’ and to remain available until September 30, 1998.

SERGEANT AT ARMS AND DOORKEEPER OF THE SENATE

    For expenses of the Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, $74,894,000, of which $21,347,000 shall remain available until expended.

MISCELLANEOUS ITEMS

    For miscellaneous items, $7,429,000.

SENATORS’ OFFICIAL PERSONNEL AND OFFICE EXPENSE ACCOUNT

    For Senators’ Official Personnel and Office Expense Account, $206,542,000.

Office of Senate Fair Employment Practices

    For salaries and expenses of the Office of Senate Fair Employment Practices, $889,000.

Settlements and Awards Reserve

    For expenses for settlements and awards, $1,000,000.

STATIONERY (REVOLVING FUND)

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

OFFICIAL MAIL COSTS

    For expenses necessary for official mail costs of the Senate, $11,000,000, to remain available until September 30, 1996.

RESCISSION

    Of the funds previously appropriated under the heading ‘SENATE’, $23,000,000 are rescinded.

ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS

    SEC. 1. Effective on and after the date of enactment of this Act, the Secretary of the Senate, subject to the approval of the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate, is authorized to transfer up to $300,000 from any Senate appropriations account with respect to which the Secretary has disbursing authority to the revolving fund established under section 2(c) under the subheading ‘ADMINISTRATIVE PROVISIONS’ under the heading ‘SENATE’ in Public Law 102-392 (2 U.S.C. 121d(c)) to provide additional capitalization for such revolving fund. Any moneys so transferred shall be available for use in the same manner and to the same extent as the moneys otherwise in such revolving fund.

    SEC. 2. (a) Not later than September 30, 1995, the Secretary of the Senate shall submit to the Committee on Rules and Administration a report evaluating the quality and scope of the educational experience available to visitors to the Senate concerning the constitutional and historical role of the Senate in American Government and society.

    (b) The Secretary of the Senate shall include in the report a plan for the improvement of the educational experience available to Senate visitors. Senate officers and officials and legislative branch support agencies shall work with the Secretary of the Senate in the development of the plan. Appropriate executive branch agencies, such as the National Archives and Records Administration and the Smithsonian Institution, are encouraged to offer assistance to the Secretary of the Senate in developing the plan.

    (c) There are authorized to be paid out of the contingent fund of the Senate, upon vouchers approved by the Secretary of the Senate, such sums as are necessary to reimburse the routine expenses associated with developing the report required by this section.

    SEC. 3. (a) Section 105(a) of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act 1965 (Public Law 88-454; 2 U.S.C. 104a) is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new paragraph:

    ‘(4) Each report by the Secretary of the Senate required by paragraph (1) shall contain a separate summary of Senate accounts statement for each office of the Senate authorized to obligate appropriated funds, including each Senator’s office, each officer of the Senate, and each committee of the Senate. The summary of Senate accounts statement shall include--

      ‘(A) the total amount of appropriations made available or allocated to the office;

      ‘(B) any supplemental appropriation, transfer of funds, or rescission and the effect of such action on the appropriation or allocation to the office;

      ‘(C) total expenses incurred for salary and office expenses; and

      ‘(D) the unexpended balance.’.

    (b) Section 318 of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1991 (Public Law 101-520; 2 U.S.C. 59f) is amended by striking the period at the end of the last sentence and inserting the following: ‘, and in the case of each Senator, the allocation made to such Senator from the appropriation for official mail expenses.’.

    (c) The amendments made by this section shall be effective with respect to--

      (1) reports and statements covering periods beginning on and after October 1, 1994; and

      (2) appropriations made and obligations incurred on and after such date.

    SEC. 4. (a) There is established in the Treasury of the United States a revolving fund within the contingent fund of the Senate to be known as the Daniel Webster Senate Page Residence Revolving Fund (hereafter referred to in this section as the ‘fund’). The fund shall consist of all rental payments and other moneys collected or received by the Sergeant at Arms with regard to the Daniel Webster Senate Page Residence. All moneys in the fund shall be available without fiscal year limitation for disbursement by the Secretary of the Senate in connection with operation and maintenance of the Daniel Webster Senate Page Residence not normally performed by the Architect of the Capitol. In addition, such moneys may be used by the Sergeant at Arms to purchase food and food related items and fund activities for the pages.

    (b) All moneys received from rental payments and other moneys collected or received by the Sergeant at Arms with regard to the Daniel Webster Senate Page Residence shall be deposited in the fund and shall be available for purposes of this section.

    (c) Disbursements from the fund shall be made upon vouchers approved by the Sergeant at Arms, or the designee of the Sergeant at Arms.

    (d) The Sergeant at Arms is authorized to prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this section and to provide for the operations of the Daniel Webster Senate Page Residence.

    SEC. 5. Effective October 1, 1994, each of the figures contained in section 506(b)(3)(A)(iii) of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1973 (2 U.S.C. 58(b)(3)(A)(iii)) is increased by $50,000: Provided, That, in any fiscal year beginning with fiscal year 1995, a Senator may use funds provided for official office expenses, but not to exceed $50,000, for mass mailing, as defined in section 6(b)(1) and all such mass mailings shall be under the frank.

    SEC. 6. (a) This section shall apply to mailings by Senators, made during fiscal year 1995 and each fiscal year thereafter in addition to any other law relating to the use of the franking privilege.

    (b) For the purposes of this paragraph--

      (1) the term ‘mass mailing’--

        (A) means, with respect to a session of Congress, a mailing of more than 500 newsletters or other pieces of mail with substantially identical content (whether such mail is deposited singly or in bulk, or at the same time or different times), but

        (B) does not include a mailing--

          (i) of matter in direct response to a communication from a person to whom the matter is mailed;

          (ii) to other Members of Congress or to a Federal, State, or local government official;

          (iii) of a news release to the communications media;

          (iv) of a town meeting notice, but no such mailing may be made fewer than 60 days immediately before the date of any primary election or general election (whether regular, special, or runoff) for any Federal, State, or local office in which a Member of the Senate is a candidate for election; or

          (v) of a Federal publication or other item that is provided by the Senate to all Senators or made available by the Senate for purchase by all Senators from official funds specifically for distribution.

    (c) Except as provided in section 5, a Senator may not mail a mass mailing under the frank.

    (d) The Senate Committee on Rules and Administration shall prescribe rules and regulations and take other action as the Committee considers necessary and proper for Senators to comply with this section and regulations.

    SEC. 7. Of the funds previously appropriated under the heading ‘SENATE’, $65,000,000 shall not remain available for obligation beyond the date of enactment of this Act.

    SEC. 8. None of the funds appropriated under the heading ‘SENATE’ under the subheading ‘OFFICIAL MAIL COSTS’ may be used in any fiscal year beginning on or after October 1, 1994, for mass mailings as defined in section 6(b)(1).

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Payments to Widows and Heirs of Deceased Members of Congress

    For payment to the estate of William H. Natcher, late a Representative from the Commonwealth of Kentucky, $133,600.

Salaries and Expenses

    For salaries and expenses of the House of Representatives, $728,468,000, as follows:

house leadership offices

    For salaries and expenses, as authorized by law, $6,096,000, including: Office of the Speaker, $1,444,000, including $25,000 for official expenses of the Speaker; Office of the Majority Floor Leader, $1,042,000, including $10,000 for official expenses of the Majority Leader; Office of the Minority Floor Leader, $1,429,000, including $10,000 for official expenses of the Minority Leader; Office of the Majority Whip, $1,284,000, including $5,000 for official expenses of the Majority Whip and not to exceed $563,000 for the Chief Deputy Majority Whips; and Office of the Minority Whip, $897,000, including $5,000 for official expenses of the Minority Whip and not to exceed $104,000 for the Chief Deputy Minority Whip.

MEMBERS’ CLERK HIRE

    For staff employed by each Member in the discharge of official and representative duties, $240,417,000.

COMMITTEE EMPLOYEES

    For professional and clerical employees of standing committees, including the Committee on Appropriations and the Committee on the Budget, $73,925,000.

COMMITTEE ON THE BUDGET (STUDIES)

    For salaries, expenses, and studies by the Committee on the Budget, and temporary personal services for such committee to be expended in accordance with sections 101(c), 606, 703, and 901(e) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, and to be available for reimbursement to agencies for services performed, $401,000.

STANDING COMMITTEES, SPECIAL AND SELECT

    For salaries and expenses of standing committees, special and select, authorized by the House, $53,191,000.

COMMITTEE ON HOUSE ADMINISTRATION

house information systems

    For salaries, expenses and temporary personal services of House Information Systems, under the direction of the Committee on House Administration, $22,437,000, of which $16,017,000 is provided herein: Provided, That House Information Systems is authorized to receive reimbursement for services provided from Members of the House of Representatives and other Governmental entities and such reimbursement shall be deposited in the Treasury for credit to this account: Provided further, That amounts so credited for fiscal year 1994 and not obligated shall be available for obligation in fiscal year 1995.

allowances and expenses

    For allowances and expenses as authorized by House resolution or law, $244,572,000, including: Official Expenses of Members, $79,800,000; supplies, materials, administrative costs and Federal tort claims, $6,103,000; net expenses of purchase, lease and maintenance of office equipment, $11,779,000; net expenses for telecommunications, $10,872,000; furniture and furnishings, $2,012,000; stenographic reporting of committee hearings, $1,100,000; reemployed annuitants reimbursements, $1,279,000; Government contributions to employees’ life insurance fund, retirement funds, Social Security fund, Medicare fund, health benefits fund, and worker’s and unemployment compensation, $130,849,000; and miscellaneous items including purchase, exchange, maintenance, repair and operation of House motor vehicles, interparliamentary receptions, and gratuities to heirs of deceased employees of the House, $778,000.

CHILD CARE CENTER

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

COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS (STUDIES AND INVESTIGATIONS)

    For salaries and expenses, studies and examinations of executive agencies, by the Committee on Appropriations, and temporary personal services for such committee, to be expended in accordance with section 202(b) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 and to be available for reimbursement to agencies for services performed, $6,495,000: Provided, That the Federal Bureau of Investigation, notwithstanding any other provision of law, may in any fiscal year pay all administrative uncontrollable overtime accrued by its employees while on detail to the Committee on Appropriations.

OFFICIAL MAIL COSTS

    For expenses necessary for official mail costs of the House of Representatives, as authorized by law, $31,000,000.

SALARIES, OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES

    For compensation and expenses of officers and employees, as authorized by law, $56,354,000, including: for salaries and expenses of the Office of the Clerk, including not to exceed $1,000 for official representation and reception expenses, $14,158,000; for salaries and expenses of the Office of the Sergeant at Arms, including not to exceed $500 for official representation and reception expenses, $1,502,000; for salaries and expenses of the Office of the Doorkeeper, including overtime as authorized by law, $11,506,000; for salaries and expenses of the Office of Director of Non-legislative and Financial Services, $16,360,000; for salaries and expenses of the Office of Inspector General, $295,000; for salaries and expenses of the Office of General Counsel, $762,000; Office of the Chaplain, $124,000; Office of the Parliamentarian, including the Parliamentarian and $2,000 for preparing the Digest of Rules, $983,000; for salaries and expenses of the Office of the Historian, $337,000; for salaries and expenses of the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the House, $1,630,000; for salaries and expenses of the Office of the Legislative Counsel of the House, $4,400,000; six minority employees, $747,000; the House Democratic Steering and Policy Committee and the Democratic Caucus, $1,523,000; the House Republican Conference, $1,523,000; and other authorized employees, $504,000.

Administrative Provision

    SEC. 101. (a) TRANSFER OF MAJORITY AND MINORITY PRINTERS TO DIRECTOR OF NON-LEGISLATIVE AND FINANCIAL SERVICES- As soon as practicable, but not later than October 1, 1994, authority over the Majority and Minority Printers of the House of Representatives shall be transferred to the Director of Non-legislative and Financial Services of the House.

    (b) FEES FOR OFFICES AND UTILITIES-

      (1) IN GENERAL- Upon the transfer required by subsection (a), the Director shall charge the Majority and Minority Printers a reasonable monthly fee for the rental of offices and utilities.

      (2) AVAILABILITY OF RECEIPTS- The amounts received under this subsection shall be deposited in the Treasury of the United States for credit to the appropriation for ‘Salaries and Expenses of the House of Representatives’, and shall be available for expenditure in any fiscal year to the extent provided in appropriations Acts.

    (c) APPLICABILITY- This section shall take effect upon the date of the enactment of this Act and shall apply to any fiscal year.

JOINT ITEMS

    For Joint Committees, as follows:

joint economic committee

    For salaries and expenses of the Joint Economic Committee, $4,090,000, to be disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate.

JOINT COMMITTEE ON PRINTING

    For salaries and expenses of the Joint Committee on Printing, $1,370,000, to be disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate.

JOINT COMMITTEE ON TAXATION

    For salaries and expenses of the Joint Committee on Taxation, $6,019,000, to be disbursed by the Clerk of the House.

    For other joint items, as follows:

Office of the Attending Physician

    For medical supplies, equipment, and contingent expenses of the emergency rooms, and for the Attending Physician and his assistants, including (1) an allowance of $1,500 per month to the Attending Physician; (2) an allowance of $500 per month each to two medical officers while on duty in the Attending Physician’s office; (3) an allowance of $500 per month each to two assistants and $400 per month each not to exceed nine assistants on the basis heretofore provided for such assistance; and (4) $918,000 for reimbursement to the Department of the Navy for expenses incurred for staff and equipment assigned to the Office of the Attending Physician, which shall be advanced and credited to the applicable appropriation or appropriations from which such salaries, allowances, and other expenses are payable and shall be available for all the purposes thereof, $1,335,000, to be disbursed by the Clerk of the House.

Capitol Police Board

Capitol Police

SALARIES

    For the Capitol Police Board for salaries, including overtime, hazardous duty pay differential, clothing allowance of not more than $600 each for members required to wear civilian attire, and Government contributions to employees’ benefits funds, as authorized by law, of officers, members, and employees of the Capitol Police, $69,382,000, of which $33,463,000 is provided to the Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives, to be disbursed by the Clerk of the House, and $35,919,000 is provided to the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, to be disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate: Provided, That of the amounts appropriated for fiscal year 1995 for salaries, including overtime, hazardous duty pay differential, clothing allowance of not more than $600 each for members required to wear civilian attire, and Government contributions to employees’ benefits funds under this heading, such amounts as may be necessary may be transferred between the Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives and the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, upon approval of the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate.

GENERAL EXPENSES

    For the Capitol Police Board for necessary expenses of the Capitol Police, including motor vehicles, communications and other equipment, uniforms, weapons, supplies, materials, training, medical services, the employee assistance program, not more than $2,000 for the awards program, postage, telephone service, travel advances, relocation of instructor and liaison personnel for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, and $85 per month for extra services performed for the Capitol Police Board by an employee of the Sergeant at Arms of the Senate or the House of Representatives designated by the Chairman of the Board, $2,000,000, to be disbursed by the Clerk of the House of Representatives: Provided, That, notwithstanding any other provision of law, the cost of basic training for the Capitol Police at the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center for fiscal year 1995 shall be paid by the Secretary of the Treasury from funds available to the Department of the Treasury.

administrative provision

    SEC. 102. Amounts appropriated for fiscal year 1995 for the Capitol Police Board under the heading ‘CAPITOL POLICE’ may be transferred between the headings ‘SALARIES’ and ‘GENERAL EXPENSES’, upon approval of the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

Capitol Guide Service

    For salaries and expenses of the Capitol Guide Service, $1,628,000, to be disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate: Provided, That none of these funds shall be used to employ more than thirty-three individuals: Provided further, That the Capitol Guide Board is authorized, during emergencies, to employ not more than two additional individuals for not more than one hundred twenty days each, and not more than ten additional individuals for not more than six months each, for the Capitol Guide Service.

Special Services Office

    For salaries and expenses of the Special Services Office, $363,000, to be disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate.

OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT

Salaries and Expenses

    For salaries and expenses necessary to carry out the provisions of the Technology Assessment Act of 1972 (Public Law 92-484), including official reception and representation expenses (not to exceed $5,500 from the Trust Fund), and expenses incurred in administering an employee incentive awards program (not to exceed $2,500), and rental of space in the District of Columbia, $21,970,000: Provided, That none of the funds in this Act shall be available for salaries or expenses of any employee of the Office of Technology Assessment in excess of 143 staff employees: Provided further, That no part of this appropriation shall be available for assessments or activities not initiated and approved in accordance with section 3(d) of Public Law 92-484: Provided further, That none of the funds in this Act shall be available for salaries or expenses of employees of the Office of Technology Assessment in connection with any reimbursable study for which funds are provided from sources other than appropriations made under this Act, or shall be available for any other administrative expenses incurred by the Office of Technology Assessment in carrying out such a study.

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE

Salaries and Expenses

    For salaries and expenses necessary to carry out the provisions of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-344), including not to exceed $2,500 to be expended on the certification of the Director of the Congressional Budget Office in connection with official representation and reception expenses, $23,188,000: Provided, That none of these funds shall be available for the purchase or hire of a passenger motor vehicle: Provided further, That none of the funds in this Act shall be available for salaries or expenses of any employee of the Congressional Budget Office in excess of 221 fulltime equivalent positions: Provided further, That any sale or lease of property, supplies, or services to the Congressional Budget Office shall be deemed to be a sale or lease of such property, supplies, or services to the Congress subject to section 903 of Public Law 98-63: Provided further, That the Director of the Congressional Budget Office shall have the authority, within the limits of available appropriations, to dispose of surplus or obsolete personal property by inter-agency transfer, donation, or discarding.

ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL

Office of the Architect of the Capitol

SALARIES

    For the Architect of the Capitol, the Assistant Architect of the Capitol, and other personal services, at rates of pay provided by law, $9,103,000.

travel

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

Contingent Expenses

    To enable the Architect of the Capitol to make surveys and studies, and to meet unforeseen expenses in connection with activities under his care, $100,000.

Capitol Buildings and Grounds

CAPITOL BUILDINGS

    For all necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and operation of the Capitol and electrical substations of the Senate and House office buildings, under the jurisdiction of the Architect of the Capitol, including furnishings and office equipment; including not to exceed $1,000 for official reception and representation expenses, to be expended as the Architect of the Capitol may approve; purchase or exchange, maintenance and operation of a passenger motor vehicle; security installations which are approved by the Capitol Police Board, authorized by House Concurrent Resolution 550, Ninety-second Congress, agreed to September 19, 1972, the cost limitation of which is hereby further increased by $200,000; and attendance, when specifically authorized by the Architect of the Capitol, at meetings or conventions in connection with subjects related to work under the Architect of the Capitol, $22,797,000, of which $2,763,000 shall remain available until expended.

CAPITOL GROUNDS

    For all necessary expenses for care and improvement of grounds surrounding the Capitol, the Senate and House office buildings, and the Capitol Power Plant, $5,270,000, of which $25,000 shall remain available until expended.

SENATE OFFICE BUILDINGS

    For all necessary expenses for maintenance, care and operation of Senate Office Buildings; and furniture and furnishings, to be expended under the control and supervision of the Architect of the Capitol, $47,619,000, of which $7,709,000 shall remain available until expended: Provided, That of the amount appropriated under this heading such sums as are necessary shall be used, at the direction of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, to complete improvements to the property acquired pursuant to section 1202 of Public Law 103-50.

HOUSE OFFICE BUILDINGS

    For all necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and operation of the House office buildings, including the position of Superintendent of Garages as authorized by law, $41,364,000, of which $10,260,000 shall remain available until expended.

capitol power plant

    For all necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and operation of the Capitol Power Plant; lighting, heating, power (including the purchase of electrical energy) and water and sewer services for the Capitol, Senate and House office buildings, Library of Congress buildings, and the grounds about the same, Botanic Garden, Senate garage, and air conditioning refrigeration not supplied from plants in any of such buildings; heating the Government Printing Office and Washington City Post Office, and heating and chilled water for air conditioning for the Supreme Court Building, Union Station complex, Thurgood Marshall Federal Judiciary Building and the Folger Shakespeare Library, expenses for which shall be advanced or reimbursed upon request of the Architect of the Capitol and amounts so received shall be deposited into the Treasury to the credit of this appropriation, $33,437,000, of which $865,000 shall remain available until expended: Provided, That not to exceed $3,200,000 of the funds credited or to be reimbursed to this appropriation as herein provided shall be available for obligation during fiscal year 1995.

Administrative Provision

    SEC. 103. The matter in chapter III of title I of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1975 under ‘Capitol Buildings and Grounds’ under the heading ‘ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL’ (40 U.S.C. 166b-2) is amended by striking ‘to grade 11’ and inserting ‘at not to exceed grade 12’.

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Congressional Research Service

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

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

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

Congressional Printing and Binding

    For authorized printing and binding for the Congress and the distribution of Congressional information in any format; printing and binding for the Architect of the Capitol; expenses necessary for preparing the semimonthly and session index to the Congressional Record, as authorized by law (44 U.S.C. 902); printing and binding of Government publications authorized by law to be distributed to Members of Congress; and printing, binding, and distribution of Government publications authorized by law to be distributed without charge to the recipient, $89,724,000: Provided, That this appropriation shall not be available for printing and binding part 2 of the annual report of the Secretary of Agriculture (known as the Yearbook of Agriculture) nor for copies of the permanent edition of the Congressional Record for individual Representatives, Resident Commissioners or Delegates authorized under 44 U.S.C. 906: Provided further, That this appropriation shall be available for the payment of obligations incurred under the appropriations for similar purposes for preceding fiscal years.

    This title may be cited as the ‘Congressional Operations Appropriations Act, 1995’.

TITLE II--OTHER AGENCIES

BOTANIC GARDEN

Salaries and Expenses

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

    For all necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and operation of the Botanic Garden and the nurseries, buildings, grounds, and collections; and purchase and exchange, maintenance, repair, and operation of a passenger motor vehicle; all under the direction of the Joint Committee on the Library, $3,230,000, and, in addition, $7,000,000 to remain available until expended to be derived by transfer from funds previously made available without fiscal year limitation under the heading ‘ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL’.

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Salaries and Expenses

    For necessary expenses of the Library of Congress, not otherwise provided for, including development and maintenance of the Union Catalogs; custody and custodial care of the Library buildings; special clothing; cleaning, laundering and repair of uniforms; preservation of motion pictures in the custody of the Library; operation and maintenance of the American Folklife Center in the Library; preparation and distribution of catalog cards and other publications of the Library; hire or purchase of one passenger motor vehicle; and expenses of the Library of Congress Trust Fund Board not properly chargeable to the income of any trust fund held by the Board, $210,164,000, of which not more than $7,869,000 shall be derived from collections credited to this appropriation during fiscal year 1995 under the Act of June 28, 1902 (chapter 1301; 32 Stat. 480; 2 U.S.C. 150): Provided, That the total amount available for obligation shall be reduced by the amount by which collections are less than the $7,869,000: Provided further, That of the total amount appropriated, $8,458,000 is to remain available until expended for acquisition of books, periodicals, and newspapers, and all other materials including subscriptions for bibliographic services for the Library, including $40,000 to be available solely for the purchase, when specifically approved by the Librarian, of special and unique materials for additions to the collections.

Copyright Office

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For necessary expenses of the Copyright Office, including publication of the decisions of the United States courts involving copyrights, $27,456,000, of which not more than $14,500,000 shall be derived from collections credited to this appropriation during fiscal year 1995 under 17 U.S.C. 708(c), and not more than $2,911,000 shall be derived from collections during fiscal year 1995 under 17 U.S.C. 111(d)(2), 119(b)(2), 802(h), and 1005: Provided, That the total amount available for obligation shall be reduced by the amount by which collections are less than $17,411,000: Provided further, That up to $100,000 of the amount appropriated is available for the maintenance of an ‘International Copyright Institute’ in the Copyright Office of the Library of Congress for the purpose of training nationals of developing countries in intellectual property laws and policies: Provided further, That not to exceed $2,250 may be expended on the certification of the Librarian of Congress or his designee, in connection with official representation and reception expenses for activities of the International Copyright Institute.

Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For salaries and expenses to carry out the provisions of the Act of March 3, 1931 (chapter 400; 46 Stat. 1487; 2 U.S.C. 135a), $44,951,000, of which $11,694,000 shall remain available until expended.

Furniture and Furnishings

    For necessary expenses for the purchase and repair of furniture, furnishings, office and library equipment, $5,825,000, of which $1,886,000 shall be available until expended only for the purchase and supply of furniture, shelving, furnishings, and related costs necessary for the renovation and restoration of the Thomas Jefferson and John Adams Library buildings.

Administrative Provisions

    SEC. 201. Appropriations in this Act available to the Library of Congress shall be available, in an amount not to exceed $194,290, of which $58,100 is for the Congressional Research Service, when specifically authorized by the Librarian, for attendance at meetings concerned with the function or activity for which the appropriation is made.

    SEC. 202. (a) No part of the funds appropriated in this Act shall be used by the Library of Congress to administer any flexible or compressed work schedule which--

      (1) applies to any manager or supervisor in a position the grade or level of which is equal to or higher than GS-15; and

      (2) grants such manager or supervisor the right to not be at work for all or a portion of a workday because of time worked by the manager or supervisor on another workday.

    (b) For purposes of this section, the term ‘manager or supervisor’ means any management official or supervisor, as such terms are defined in section 7103(a) (10) and (11) of title 5, United States Code.

    SEC. 203. Appropriated funds received by the Library of Congress from other Federal agencies to cover general and administrative overhead costs generated by performing reimbursable work for other agencies under the authority of 31 U.S.C. 1535 and 1536 shall not be used to employ more than 65 employees and may be expended or obligated--

      (1) in the case of a reimbursement, only to such extent or in such amounts as are provided in appropriations Acts; or

      (2) in the case of an advance payment, only--

        (A) to pay for such general or administrative overhead costs as are attributable to the work performed for such agency; or

        (B) to such extent or in such amounts as are provided in appropriations Acts, with respect to any purpose not allowable under subparagraph (A).

    SEC. 204. Not to exceed $5,000 of any funds appropriated to the Library of Congress may be expended, on the certification of the Librarian of Congress, in connection with official representation and reception expenses for the Library of Congress incentive awards program.

    SEC. 205. Not to exceed $12,000 of funds appropriated to the Library of Congress may be expended, on the certification of the Librarian of Congress or his designee, in connection with official representation and reception expenses for the Overseas Field Offices.

    SEC. 206. Under the heading ‘Library of Congress’ obligational authority shall be available, in an amount not to exceed $75,236,000 for reimbursable activities, $8,706,000 for revolving fund activities, and $6,150,000 for non-expenditure transfer activities in support of parliamentary development during the current fiscal year.

ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL

Library Buildings and Grounds

STRUCTURAL AND MECHANICAL CARE

    For all necessary expenses for the mechanical and structural maintenance, care and operation of the Library buildings and grounds, $12,483,000, of which $3,441,000 shall remain available until expended.

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

Office of Superintendent of Documents

SALARIES AND EXPENSES

    For expenses of the Office of Superintendent of Documents necessary to provide for the cataloging and indexing of Government publications and their distribution to the public, Members of Congress, other Government agencies, and designated depository and international exchange libraries as authorized by law, $32,207,000: Provided, That the objectives of chapter 41 of title 44, United States Code, as enacted by the Government Printing Office Electronic Information Access Enhancement Act of 1993, shall be carried out through cost savings: Provided further, That travel expenses, including travel expenses of the Depository Library Council to the Public Printer, shall not exceed $130,000: Provided further, That funds, not to exceed $2,000,000, from current year appropriations are authorized for producing and disseminating Congressional Serial Sets and other related Congressional/non-Congressional publications for 1993 and 1994 to depository and other designated libraries.

Government Printing Office Revolving Fund

    The Government Printing Office is hereby authorized to make such expenditures, within the limits of funds available and in accord with the law, and to make such contracts and commitments without regard to fiscal year limitations as provided by section 104 of the Government Corporation Control Act as may be necessary in carrying out the programs and purposes set forth in the budget for the current fiscal year for the ‘Government Printing Office revolving fund’: Provided, That not to exceed $2,500 may be expended on the certification of the Public Printer in connection with official representation and reception expenses: Provided further, That the revolving fund shall be available for the hire or purchase of passenger motor vehicles, not to exceed a fleet of twelve: Provided further, That expenditures in connection with travel expenses of the advisory councils to the Public Printer shall be deemed necessary to carry out the provisions of title 44, United States Code: Provided further, That the revolving fund shall be available for services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109 but at rates for individuals not to exceed the per diem rate equivalent to the rate for level V of the Executive Schedule (5 U.S.C. 5316): Provided further, That the revolving fund and the funds provided under the paragraph entitled ‘OFFICE OF SUPERINTENDENT OF DOCUMENTS, SALARIES AND EXPENSES’ together may not be available for the full-time equivalent employment of more than 4,293 workyears: Provided further, That the revolving fund shall be available for expenses not to exceed $500,000 for the development of plans and design of a multi-purpose facility: Provided further, That activities financed through the revolving fund may provide information in any format: Provided further, That the revolving fund shall not be used to administer any flexible or compressed work schedule which applies to any manager or supervisor in a position the grade or level of which is equal to or higher than GS-15: Provided further, That expenses for attendance at meetings shall not exceed $75,000.

    SEC. 207. Section 207(a) of the Legislative Appropriations Act, 1993 (Public Law 102-392) is amended--

      (1) in paragraph (2)(A) by inserting after ‘as certified by the Public Printer,’ the following: ‘if the work is included in a class of work which’; and

      (2) by amending paragraph (3) to read as follows:

      ‘(3) As used in this section, the term ‘printing’ includes the processes of composition, platemaking, presswork, duplicating, silk screen processes, binding, microform, and the end items of such processes.’.

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE

Salaries and Expenses

    For necessary expenses of the General Accounting Office, including not to exceed $7,000 to be expended on the certification of the Comptroller General of the United States in connection with official representation and reception expenses; services as authorized by 5 U.S.C. 3109 but at rates for individuals not to exceed the per diem rate equivalent to the rate for level IV of the Executive Schedule (5 U.S.C. 5315); hire of one passenger motor vehicle; advance payments in foreign countries in accordance with 31 U.S.C. 3324; benefits comparable to those payable under sections 901(5), 901(6) and 901(8) of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (22 U.S.C. 4081(5), 4081(6) and 4081(8)); and under regulations prescribed by the Comptroller General of the United States, rental of living quarters in foreign countries and travel benefits comparable with those which are now or hereafter may be granted single employees of the Agency for International Development, including single Foreign Service personnel assigned to AID projects, by the Administrator of the Agency for International Development--or his designee--under the authority of section 636(b) of the Foreign Assistance Act of 1961 (22 U.S.C. 2396(b)); $443,360,000: Provided, That not more than $1,000,000 of reimbursements received incident to the operation of the General Accounting Office Building shall be available for use in fiscal year 1995: Provided further, That notwithstanding 31 U.S.C. 9105 hereafter amounts reimbursed to the Comptroller General pursuant to that section shall be deposited to the appropriation of the General Accounting Office then available and remain available until expended, and not more than $6,000,000 of such funds shall be available for use in fiscal year 1995: Provided further, That this appropriation and appropriations for administrative expenses of any other department or agency which is a member of the Joint Financial Management Improvement Program (JFMIP) shall be available to finance an appropriate share of JFMIP costs as determined by the JFMIP, including the salary of the Executive Director and secretarial support: Provided further, That this appropriation and appropriations for administrative expenses of any other department or agency which is a member of the National Intergovernmental Audit Forum or a Regional Intergovernmental Audit Forum shall be available to finance an appropriate share of Forum costs as determined by the Forum, including necessary travel expenses of non-Federal participants. Payments hereunder to either the Forum or the JFMIP may be credited as reimbursements to any appropriation from which costs involved are initially financed: Provided further, That to the extent that funds are otherwise available for obligation, agreements or contracts for the removal of asbestos, and renovation of the building and building systems (including the heating, ventilation and air conditioning system, electrical system and other major building systems) of the General Accounting Office Building may be made for periods not exceeding five years: Provided further, That this appropriation and appropriations for administrative expenses of any other department or agency which is a member of the American Consortium on International Public Administration (ACIPA) shall be available to finance an appropriate share of ACIPA costs as determined by the ACIPA, including any expenses attributable to membership of ACIPA in the International Institute of Administrative Sciences.

TITLE III--GENERAL PROVISIONS

    SEC. 301. No part of the funds appropriated in this Act shall be used for the maintenance or care of private vehicles, except for emergency assistance and cleaning as may be provided under regulations relating to parking facilities for the House of Representatives issued by the Committee on House Administration and for the Senate issued by the Committee on Rules and Administration.

    SEC. 302. No part of any appropriation contained in this Act shall remain available for obligation beyond the current fiscal year unless expressly so provided herein.

    SEC. 303. Whenever any office or position not specifically established by the Legislative Pay Act of 1929 is appropriated for herein or whenever the rate of compensation or designation of any position appropriated for herein is different from that specifically established for such position by such Act, the rate of compensation and the designation of the position, or either, appropriated for or provided herein, shall be the permanent law with respect thereto: Provided, That the provisions herein for the various items of official expenses of Members, officers, and committees of the Senate and House of Representatives, and clerk hire for Senators and Members of the House of Representatives shall be the permanent law with respect thereto.

    SEC. 304. The expenditure of any appropriation under this Act for any consulting service through procurement contract, pursuant to 5 U.S.C. 3109, shall be limited to those contracts where such expenditures are a matter of public record and available for public inspection, except where otherwise provided under existing law, or under existing Executive order issued pursuant to existing law.

    SEC. 305. The last sentence of section 307(a) of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1994 (2 U.S.C. 60-1 note) is repealed.

    SEC. 306. Annual and sick leave balances of employees transferred from the Office of the Director of Non-legislative and Financial Services, House Postal Operations, to the Architect of the Capitol, as of October 31, 1993, shall be credited to the leave accounts of such personnel, subject to the provisions of section 6304 of title 5, United States Code, upon their transfer to the appropriation for House office buildings.

    SEC. 307. (a) CIVIL SERVICE RETIREMENT SYSTEM- The first sentence of section 8335(d) of title 5, United States Code, is amended by striking ‘55’ and inserting ‘57’.

    (b) FEDERAL EMPLOYEES’ RETIREMENT SYSTEM- (1) Section 8425 of title 5, United States Code, is amended--

      (A) in the first sentence of subsection (b) by striking ‘member of the Capitol Police or’ and ‘member or’;

      (B) by redesignating subsection (c) as subsection (d); and

      (C) by inserting after subsection (b) the following:

    ‘(c) A member of the Capitol Police who is otherwise eligible for immediate retirement under section 8412(d) shall be separated from the service on the last day of the month in which such member becomes 57 years of age or completes 20 years of service if then over that age. The Capitol Police Board, when in its judgment the public interest so requires, may exempt such a member from automatic separation under this subsection until that member becomes 60 years of age. The Board shall notify the member in writing of the date of separation at least 60 days before that date. Action to separate the member is not effective, without the consent of the member, until the last day of the month in which the 60-day notice expires.’.

    (2) Section 8415(d) of title 5, United States Code, is amended by striking ‘(a) or (b)’ and inserting ‘(a), (b), or (c)’.

    SEC. 308. (a) PURCHASE OF AMERICAN-MADE EQUIPMENT AND PRODUCTS- It is the sense of the Congress that, to the greatest extent practicable, all equipment and products purchased with funds made available in this Act should be American-made.

    (b) NOTICE TO GRANTEES AND CONTRACTORS- In providing financial assistance to, or entering into any contract with, any entity using funds made available in this Act, the head of each Federal agency, to the greatest extent practicable, shall provide to such entity a notice describing the statement made in subsection (a) by the Congress.

    SEC. 309. Section 316 of Public Law 101-302 is amended in the first sentence of subsection (a) by striking ‘1994’ and inserting ‘1995’.

    SEC. 310. Upon enactment of this Act, $2,015,000 is made available under the headings ‘Architect of the Capitol, Capitol Buildings and Grounds, Capitol Buildings’ to remain available until expended for all necessary expenses relating to the purchase and installation of x-ray machines and magnetometers: Provided, That the cost limitation for security installations, which are approved by the Capitol Police Board, authorized by House Concurrent Resolution 550, Ninety-second Congress, agreed to September 19, 1972, is hereby further increased by $2,015,000: Provided further, That the amount made available shall be derived by transfer from the funds appropriated to the Clerk of the House in the Fiscal Year 1986 Urgent Supplemental Appropriations Act, Public Law 99-349, and subsequently transferred to the Architect of the Capitol pursuant to the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1989, Public Law 100-458, for Capitol Complex Security Enhancement.

    SEC. 311. The following amounts appropriated under the following headings shall be withheld from obligation and shall only become available to the extent necessary to cover the costs of increases in pay and allowances authorized pursuant to the enactment of H.R. 4539, of the 103d Congress, or pursuant to the pay order of the President or other administrative action pursuant to law:

      CAPITOL POLICE BOARD

      CAPITOL POLICE

        SALARIES

--$167,000

      OFFICE OF TECHNOLOGY ASSESSMENT

        SALARIES AND EXPENSES

--39,000

      CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE

        SALARIES AND EXPENSES

--55,000

ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL

      OFFICE OF THE ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL

        SALARIES

--176,000

      CAPITOL BUILDINGS AND GROUNDS

CAPITOL BUILDINGS

--161,000

CAPITOL GROUNDS

--69,000

SENATE OFFICE BUILDINGS

--280,000

CAPITOL POWER PLANT

--95,000

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

      CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE

        SALARIES AND EXPENSES

--671,000

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

        CONGRESSIONAL PRINTING AND BINDING

--2,007,000

        OFFICE OF SUPERINTENDENT OF DOCUMENTSxl

        SALARIES AND EXPENSES

--107,000

BOTANIC GARDEN

        SALARIES AND EXPENSES

--48,000

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

        SALARIES AND EXPENSES

--2,307,000

COPYRIGHT OFFICE

        SALARIES AND EXPENSES

--270,000

BOOKS FOR THE BLIND AND PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED

        SALARIES AND EXPENSES

--79,000

ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL

      LIBRARY BUILDING AND GROUNDS

        STRUCTURAL AND MECHANICAL CARE

--123,000

GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE

        SALARIES AND EXPENSES

--3,835,000

    SEC. 312. ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL HUMAN RESOURCES PROGRAM- (a) SHORT TITLE- This section may be cited as the ‘Architect of the Capitol Human Resources Act’.

    (b) FINDING AND PURPOSE-

      (1) FINDING- The Congress finds that the Office of the Architect of the Capitol should develop human resources management programs that are consistent with the practices common among other Federal and private sector organizations.

      (2) PURPOSE- It is the purpose of this section to require the Architect of the Capitol to establish and maintain a personnel management system that incorporates fundamental principles that exist in other modern personnel systems.

    (c) PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM-

      (1) ESTABLISHMENT- The Architect of the Capitol shall establish and maintain a personnel management system.

      (2) REQUIREMENTS- The personnel management system shall at a minimum include the following:

        (A) A system which ensures that applicants for employment and employees of the Architect of the Capitol are appointed, promoted, and assigned on the basis of merit and fitness after fair and equitable consideration of all applicants and employees through open competition.

        (B) An equal employment opportunity program which includes an affirmative employment program for employees and applicants for employment, and procedures for monitoring progress by the Architect of the Capitol in ensuring a workforce reflective of the diverse labor force.

        (C) A system for the classification of positions which takes into account the difficulty, responsibility, and qualification requirements of the work performed, and which conforms to the principle of equal pay for substantially equal work.

        (D) A program for the training of Architect of the Capitol employees which has among its goals improved employee performance and opportunities for employee advancement.

        (E) A formal performance appraisal system which will permit the accurate evaluation of job performance on the basis of objective criteria for all Architect of the Capitol employees.

        (F) A fair and equitable system to address unacceptable conduct and performance by Architect of the Capitol employees, including a general statement of violations, sanctions, and procedures which shall be made known to all employees, and a formal grievance procedure.

        (G) A program to provide services to deal with mental health, alcohol abuse, drug abuse, and other employee problems, and which ensures employee confidentiality.

        (H) A formal policy statement regarding the use and accrual of sick and annual leave which shall be made known to all employees, and which is consistent with the other requirements of this section.

    (d) IMPLEMENTATION OF PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT SYSTEM-

      (1) DEVELOPMENT OF PLAN- The Architect of the Capitol shall--

        (A) develop a plan for the establishment and maintenance of a personnel management system designed to achieve the requirements of subsection (c);

        (B) submit the plan to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the House Office Building Commission, the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate, the Joint Committee on the Library, and the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives not later than 12 months after the date of enactment of this Act; and

        (C) implement the plan not later than 90 days after the plan is submitted to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the House Office Building Commission, the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate, the Joint Committee on the Library, and the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives, as specified in subparagraph (B).

      (2) EVALUATION AND REPORTING- The Architect of the Capitol shall develop a system of oversight and evaluation to ensure that the personnel management system of the Architect of the Capitol achieves the requirements of subsection (c) and complies with all other relevant laws, rules and regulations. The Architect of the Capitol shall report to the Speaker of the House of Representatives, the House Office Building Commission, the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate, and the Joint Committee on the Library on an annual basis the results of its evaluation under this subsection.

      (3) APPLICATION OF LAWS- Nothing in this section shall be construed to alter or supersede any other provision of law otherwise applicable to the Architect of the Capitol or its employees, unless expressly provided in this section.

    (e) DISCRIMINATION COMPLAINT PROCESSING-

      (1) DEFINITIONS- For purposes of this subsection:

        (A) The term ‘employee of the Architect of the Capitol’ or ‘employee’ means--

          (i) any employee of the Architect of the Capitol, the Botanic Garden, or the Senate Restaurants;

          (ii) any applicant for a position that is to be occupied by an individual described in clause (i); or

          (iii) within 180 days after the termination of employment with the Architect of the Capitol, any individual who was formerly an employee described in clause (i) and whose claim of a violation arises out of the individual’s employment with the Architect of the Capitol.

        (B) The term ‘violation’ means a practice that violates paragraph (2) of this subsection.

        (C) Notwithstanding subparagraph (A), the terms ‘employee of the Architect of the Capitol’ and ‘employee’ do not include any individual referred to in clause (i), (ii), or (iii) of such subparagraph who is a House of Representatives garage or parking lot attendant (including the Superintendent), with respect to whom supervision and all other employee-related matters are transferred to the Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives pursuant to direction of the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives in House Report 103-517 of the One Hundred Third Congress.

      (2) DISCRIMINATORY PRACTICES PROHIBITED-

        (A) IN GENERAL- All personnel actions affecting employees of the Architect of the Capitol shall be made free from any discrimination based on--

          (i) race, color, religion, sex, or national origin, within the meaning of section 717 of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. 2000e-16);

          (ii) age, within the meaning of section 15 of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act of 1967 (29 U.S.C. 633a); or

          (iii) handicap or disability, within the meaning of section 501 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. 791) and sections 102 through 104 of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (42 U.S.C. 12112-14).

        (B) INTIMIDATION PROHIBITED- Any intimidation of, or reprisal against, any employee by the Architect of the Capitol, or by any employee of the Architect of the Capitol, because of the exercise of a right under this section constitutes an unlawful employment practice, which may be remedied in the same manner as are other violations described in subparagraph (A).

      (3) PROCEDURE FOR CONSIDERATION OF ALLEGED VIOLATIONS-

        (A) Any employee of the Architect of the Capitol alleging a violation of paragraph (2) may file a charge with the General Accounting Office Personnel Appeals Board in accordance with the General Accounting Office Personnel Act of 1980 (31 U.S.C. 751-55). Such a charge may be filed only after the employee has filed a complaint with the Architect of the Capitol in accordance with requirements prescribed by the Architect of the Capitol and has exhausted all remedies pursuant to such requirements.

        (B) The Architect of the Capitol shall carry out any action within its authority that the Board orders under section 4 of the General Accounting Office Personnel Act of 1980 (31 U.S.C. 753).

        (C) The Architect of the Capitol shall reimburse the General Accounting Office for costs incurred by the Board in considering charges filed under this subsection.

      (4) AMENDMENTS TO THE GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE PERSONNEL ACT OF 1980-

        (A) Section 751(a)(1) of title 31, United States Code, is amended by inserting ‘or of the Architect of the Capitol, the Botanic Garden, or the Senate Restaurants,’ after ‘Office’.

        (B) Section 753(a) of title 31, United States Code, is amended--

          (i) in paragraph (7) by striking ‘and’ at the end of the paragraph;

          (ii) in paragraph (8) by striking the period and inserting ‘; and’; and

          (iii) by inserting at the end thereof the following:

      ‘(9) an action involving discrimination prohibited under section 312(e)(2) of the Architect of the Capitol Human Resources Act.’.

        (C) Section 755 of title 31, United States Code, is amended--

          (i) in subsection (a), by striking ‘or (7)’ and inserting ‘, (7) or (9)’; and

          (ii) in subsection (b)--

            (I) by striking ‘or applicant for employment’ and inserting ‘applicant for employment, or employee of the Architect of the Capitol, the Botanic Garden, or the Senate Restaurants’; and

            (II) by inserting ‘or under section 312(e)(2) of the Architect of the Capitol Human Resources Act’ after ‘of this title’.

    (f) CONFORMING AMENDMENTS-

      (1) Section 301(c) of Public Law 102-166 is amended--

        (A) by striking subparagraph (B);

        (B) by striking ‘or (B)’ in subparagraphs (C) and (D); and

        (C) by redesignating subparagraphs (C) and (D) as subparagraphs (B) and (C), respectively.

      (2) Section 305(c) of Public Law 102-166 is amended to read as follows:

    ‘(c) EMPLOYEES OF THE CAPITOL POLICE- In the case of an employee who is a member of the Capitol Police, the Director may refer the employee to the Capitol Police Board for resolution of the employee’s complaint through the internal grievance procedures of the Capitol Police Board for a specific period of time, which shall not count against the time available for counseling or mediation under this title.’.

      (3) Section 312 of Public Law 102-166 is amended by striking ‘or by the Architect of the Capitol, or anyone employed by the Architect of the Capitol,’.

      (4) Section 501(h)(2) of the Family and Medical Leave Act of 1993 is amended by striking ‘or (B)’.

    This Act may be cited as the ‘Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1995’.

Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Vice President of the United States and

President of the Senate.