H.R. 2551 (112th): Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2012

112th Congress, 2011–2013. Text as of Sep 15, 2011 (Reported by Senate Committee).

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Calendar No. 172

112th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. R. 2551

[Report No. 112–80]

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

July 22, 2011

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations

September 15, 2011

Reported by , with an amendment

Strike out all after the enacting clause and insert the part printed in italic

AN ACT

Making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012, and for other purposes.

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, 2012, and for other purposes, namely:
I

Legislative branch

House of representatives

Salaries and expenses

For salaries and expenses of the House of Representatives, $1,226,680,000 (reduced by $1,000,000), as follows:

House leadership offices

For salaries and expenses, as authorized by law, $23,275,773, including: Office of the Speaker, $6,942,770, including $25,000 for official expenses of the Speaker; Office of the Majority Floor Leader, $2,277,595, including $10,000 for official expenses of the Majority Leader; Office of the Minority Floor Leader, $7,432,812, including $10,000 for official expenses of the Minority Leader; Office of the Majority Whip, including the Chief Deputy Majority Whip, $1,971,050, including $5,000 for official expenses of the Majority Whip; Office of the Minority Whip, including the Chief Deputy Minority Whip, $1,524,951, including $5,000 for official expenses of the Minority Whip; Republican Conference, $1,572,788; Democratic Caucus, $1,553,807. In addition to the amounts made available above, for salaries and expenses under this heading, to be available during the period beginning September 30, 2012, and ending December 31, 2013; $5,818,948, including: Office of the Speaker, $1,735,694, including $6,250 for official expenses of the Speaker; Office of the Majority Floor Leader, $569,399, including $2,500 for official expenses of the Majority Leader; Office of the Minority Floor Leader, $1,858,205, including $2,500 for official expenses of the Minority Leader; Office of the Majority Whip, including the Chief Deputy Majority Whip, $492,763, including $1,250 for official expenses of the Majority Whip; Office of the Minority Whip, including the Chief Deputy Minority Whip, $381,238, including $1,250 for official expenses of the Minority Whip; Republican Conference, $393,197; Democratic Caucus, $388,452.

Members' representational allowances

Including members' clerk hire, official expenses of members, and official mail

For Members' representational allowances, including Members' clerk hire, official expenses, and official mail, $573,939,282.

Committee employees

Standing committees, special and select

For salaries and expenses of standing committees, special and select, authorized by House resolutions, $125,964,870: Provided, That such amount shall remain available for such salaries and expenses until December 31, 2012.

Committee on appropriations

For salaries and expenses of the Committee on Appropriations, $26,665,785, including studies and examinations of executive agencies and temporary personal services for such committee, to be expended in accordance with section 202(b) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 and to be available for reimbursement to agencies for services performed: Provided, That such amount shall remain available for such salaries and expenses until December 31, 2012.

Salaries, officers and employees

For salaries and expenses of officers and employees, as authorized by law, $177,628,400, including: for salaries and expenses of the Office of the Clerk, including not more than $23,000, of which not more than $20,000 is for the Family Room, for official representation and reception expenses, $26,114,400, of which $2,000,000 shall remain available until expended; for salaries and expenses of the Office of the Sergeant at Arms, including the position of Superintendent of Garages and the Office of Emergency Management, and including not more than $3,000 for official representation and reception expenses, $12,585,000 of which $4,445,000 shall remain available until expended; for salaries and expenses of the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer including not more than $3,000 for official representation and reception expenses, $116,782,000, of which $3,937,000 shall remain available until expended; for salaries and expenses of the Office of the Inspector General, $5,045,000; for salaries and expenses of the Office of General Counsel, $1,415,000; for the Office of the Chaplain, $179,000; for salaries and expenses of the Office of the Parliamentarian, including the Parliamentarian, $2,000 for preparing the Digest of Rules, and not more than $1,000 for official representation and reception expenses, $2,060,000; for salaries and expenses of the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the House, $3,258,000; for salaries and expenses of the Office of the Legislative Counsel of the House, $8,814,000; for salaries and expenses of the Office of Interparliamentary Affairs, $859,000; for other authorized employees, $347,000; and for salaries and expenses of the Historian, $170,000.

Allowances and expenses

For allowances and expenses as authorized by House resolution or law, $293,386,942 (reduced by $1,000,000), including: supplies, materials, administrative costs and Federal tort claims, $3,696,118; official mail for committees, leadership offices, and administrative offices of the House, $201,000; Government contributions for health, retirement, Social Security, and other applicable employee benefits, $264,848,219; Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, $17,112,072, of which $5,000,000 shall remain available until expended; transition activities for new members and staff, $2,721,533 (reduced by $1,000,000); Wounded Warrior Program $2,500,000, to remain available until expended; Office of Congressional Ethics, $1,548,000; 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, $760,000.

Administrative provisions

101.
(a)

Requiring Amounts Remaining in Members' Representational Allowances To Be Used for Deficit Reduction or To Reduce the Federal Debt

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any amounts appropriated under this Act for HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES—Salaries and ExpensesMembers' Representational Allowances shall be available only for fiscal year 2012. Any amount remaining after all payments are made under such allowances for fiscal year 2012 shall be deposited in the Treasury and used for deficit reduction (or, if there is no Federal budget deficit after all such payments have been made, for reducing the Federal debt, in such manner as the Secretary of the Treasury considers appropriate).

(b)

Regulations

The Committee on House Administration of the House of Representatives shall have authority to prescribe regulations to carry out this section.

(c)

Definition

As used in this section, the term Member of the House of Representatives means a Representative in, or a Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, the Congress.

Republican Policy committee

102.
(a)

Section 109(a) of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2005 (2 U.S.C. 74a–13(a)) is amended by striking the chair of the Republican Conference and inserting the following: the Speaker of the House of Representatives (or, if the Speaker is not a member of the Republican Party, the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives).

(b)

Section 109(b) of such Act (2 U.S.C. 74a–13(b)) is amended by striking the period at the end and inserting the following: , and which shall be obligated and expended as directed by the Speaker (or, if the Speaker is not a member of the Republican party, the Minority Leader)..

(c)

The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to fiscal year 2012 and each succeeding fiscal year.

Authority of speaker and minority leader to allocate funds among certain house leadership offices

103.
(a)

Authority of Speaker

(1)

Authority described

Notwithstanding any other provision of law (including any provision of law that sets forth an allowance for official expenses), the amount appropriated or otherwise made available during a Congress for the salaries and expenses of any office or authority described in paragraph (2) shall be the amount allocated for such office or authority by the Speaker of the House of Representatives from the aggregate amount appropriated or otherwise made available for all such offices and authorities.

(2)

Offices and authorities described

The offices and authorities described in this paragraph are as follows:

(A)

The Office of the Speaker.

(B)

The Speaker’s Office for Legislative Floor Activities.

(C)

The Republican Steering Committee (if the Speaker is a member of the Republican party) or the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee (if the Speaker is a member of the Democratic party).

(D)

The Republican Policy Committee (if the Speaker is a member of the Republican party).

(E)

Training and program development—majority (as described under the heading House leadership offices in the most recent bill making appropriations for the legislative branch that was enacted prior to the date of the enactment of this Act).

(F)

Cloakroom personnel—majority (as so described).

(b)

Authority of Minority Leader

(1)

Authority described

Notwithstanding any other provision of law (including any provision of law that sets forth an allowance for official expenses), the amount appropriated or otherwise made available during a Congress for the salaries and expenses of any office or authority described in paragraph (2) shall be the amount allocated for such office or authority by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives from the aggregate amount appropriated or otherwise made available for all such offices and authorities.

(2)

Offices and authorities described

The offices and authorities described in this paragraph are as follows:

(A)

The Office of the Minority Leader.

(B)

The Democratic Steering and Policy Committee (if the Minority Leader is a member of the Democratic party) or the Republican Steering Committee (if the Minority Leader is a member of the Republican party).

(C)

The Republican Policy Committee (if the Minority Leader is a member of the Republican party).

(D)

Training and program development—minority (as described under the heading House leadership offices in the most recent bill making appropriations for the legislative branch that was enacted prior to the date of the enactment of this Act).

(E)

Cloakroom personnel—minority (as so described).

(F)

Nine minority employees (as so described).

(c)

Effective Date

This section shall apply with respect to any months occurring during the One Hundred Twelfth Congress that begin after the date of the enactment of this Act, and to any succeeding Congress.

Republican conference and the democratic steering and policy committee

104.
(a)

Section 103(b) of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1999 (2 U.S.C. 74a–8(b)) is amended—

(1)

in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by striking Subject to the allocation described in subsection (c), funds and inserting Funds;

(2)

in paragraph (1), by striking direct; and inserting the following: direct (or, if the Speaker is not a member of the Republican Party, under such terms and conditions as the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives may direct);; and

(3)

in paragraph (2), by striking direct. and inserting the following: direct (or, if the Speaker is a member of the Democratic Party, under such terms and conditions as the Speaker may direct)..

(b)

Section 103 of such Act (2 U.S.C. 74a–8(c)) is amended—

(1)

by striking subsection (c); and

(2)

by redesignating subsection (d) as subsection (c).

(c)

The amendments made by this section shall take effect as if included in the enactment of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1999.

Transfer of House Emergency Planning, Preparedness, and Operations functions to Sergeant at Arms

105.

Effective February 1, 2010—

(1)

section 905 of the Emergency Supplemental Act, 2002 (2 U.S.C. 130i) is repealed; and

(2)

the functions and responsibilities of the Office of Emergency Planning, Preparedness and Operations under section 905 of such Act are transferred and assigned to the Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives.

Joint items

For Joint Committees, as follows:

Joint economic committee

For salaries and expenses of the Joint Economic Committee, $4,203,000, to be disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate.

Joint committee on taxation

For salaries and expenses of the Joint Committee on Taxation, $10,424,000, to be disbursed by the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives.

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 $2,175 per month to the Attending Physician; (2) an allowance of $1,300 per month to the Senior Medical Officer; (3) an allowance of $725 per month each to three medical officers while on duty in the Office of the Attending Physician; (4) an allowance of $725 per month to 2 assistants and $580 per month each not to exceed 11 assistants on the basis heretofore provided for such assistants; and (5) $2,427,000 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, $3,400,000, to be disbursed by the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives.

Office of congressional accessibility services

Salaries and expenses

For salaries and expenses of the Office of Congressional Accessibility Services, $1,363,000, to be disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate.

Capitol police

Salaries

For salaries of employees of the Capitol Police, including overtime, hazardous duty pay, and Government contributions for health, retirement, social security, professional liability insurance, and other applicable employee benefits, $277,132,624 (increased by $1,000,000), to be disbursed by the Chief of the Capitol Police or his designee.

General expenses

For necessary expenses of the Capitol Police, including motor vehicles, communications and other equipment, security equipment and installation, uniforms, weapons, supplies, materials, training, medical services, forensic services, stenographic services, personal and professional services, the employee assistance program, the awards program, postage, communication services, travel advances, relocation of instructor and liaison personnel for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, and not more than $5,000 to be expended on the certification of the Chief of the Capitol Police in connection with official representation and reception expenses, $63,003,740, of which $2,000,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2014, to be disbursed by the Chief of the Capitol Police or his designee: 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 2012 shall be paid by the Secretary of Homeland Security from funds available to the Department of Homeland Security.

Administrative provisions

(including transfer of funds)

1001.

Amounts appropriated for fiscal year 2012 for the Capitol Police may be transferred between the headings Salariesand General Expensesupon the approval of the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Waiver by chief of capitol police of claims arising out of erroneous payments to officers and employees

1002.
(a)

Waiver of claim

Subject to the approval of the Capitol Police Board, the Chief of the United States Capitol Police may waive in whole or in part a claim of the United States against a person arising out of an erroneous payment of any pay or allowances, other than travel and transportation expenses and allowances, to an officer, member, or employee of the United States Capitol Police, if the collection of the claim would be against equity and good conscience and not in the best interests of the United States.

(b)

Investigation of application; report

The Chief shall investigate each application for the waiver of a claim under subsection (a) and shall submit a written report of the investigation to the Capitol Police Board, except that if the aggregate amount of the claim involved exceeds $1,500, the Comptroller General may also investigate the application and submit a written report of the investigation to the Capitol Police Board.

(c)

Prohibition of waiver under certain circumstances

The Chief may not exercise the authority to waive a claim under subsection (a) if—

(1)

in the Chief’s opinion, there exists in connection with the claim an indication of fraud, misrepresentation, fault, or lack of good faith on the part of the officer, member, or employee involved or of any other person having an interest in obtaining a waiver of the claim; or

(2)

the Chief receives the application for the waiver after the expiration of the 3-year period that begins on the date on which the erroneous payment of pay or allowances was discovered.

(d)

Credit for waiver

In the audit and settlement of accounts of any accountable officer or official, full credit shall be given for any amounts with respect to which collection by the United States is waived under subsection (a).

(e)

Effect of waiver

An erroneous payment, the collection of which is waived under subsection (a), is deemed a valid payment for all purposes.

(f)

Construction with other laws

This section does not affect any authority under any other law to litigate, settle, compromise, or waive any claim of the United States.

(g)

Rules and regulations

The Chief shall promulgate rules and regulations to carry out this section.

(h)

Effective date

This section shall apply with respect to payments of pay and allowances made at any time after the Chief became the disbursing officer for the United States Capitol Police pursuant to section 1018(a) of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2003 (2 U.S.C. 1907(a)).

Office of compliance

Salaries and expenses

For salaries and expenses of the Office of Compliance, as authorized by section 305 of the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1385), $3,817,000, of which $884,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2013: Provided, That not more than $500 may be expended on the certification of the Executive Director of the Office of Compliance in connection with official representation and reception expenses.

Congressional budget office

Salaries and expenses

For salaries and expenses necessary for operation of the Congressional Budget Office, including not more than $6,000 to be expended on the certification of the Director of the Congressional Budget Office in connection with official representation and reception expenses, $43,787,000.

Architect of the capitol

General administration

For salaries for the Architect of the Capitol, and other personal services, at rates of pay provided by law; for surveys and studies in connection with activities under the care of the Architect of the Capitol; for all necessary expenses for the general and administrative support of the operations under the Architect of the Capitol including the Botanic Garden; electrical substations of the Capitol, Senate and House office buildings, and other facilities under the jurisdiction of the Architect of the Capitol; including furnishings and office equipment; including not more than $5,000 for official reception and representation expenses, to be expended as the Architect of the Capitol may approve; for purchase or exchange, maintenance, and operation of a passenger motor vehicle, $104,790,000, of which $3,199,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2016.

Capitol building

For all necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and operation of the Capitol, $35,354,000, of which $10,263,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2016.

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, $9,852,000.

House office buildings

For all necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and operation of the House office buildings, $89,154,000, of which $40,631,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2016.

In addition, for a payment to the House Historic Buildings Revitalization Trust Fund, $30,000,000, 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, the Union Station complex, the 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, $127,159,000, of which $33,377,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2016: Provided, That not more than $9,000,000 of the funds credited or to be reimbursed to this appropriation as herein provided shall be available for obligation during fiscal year 2012.

Library buildings and grounds

For all necessary expenses for the mechanical and structural maintenance, care and operation of the Library buildings and grounds, $38,486,000, of which $12,726,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2016.

Capitol police buildings, grounds and security

For all necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and operation of buildings, grounds and security enhancements of the United States Capitol Police, wherever located, the Alternate Computer Facility, and AOC security operations, $21,500,000, of which $3,473,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2016.

Botanic garden

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, $12,000,000 (reduced by $632,780): Provided, That of the amount made available under this heading, the Architect may obligate and expend such sums as may be necessary for the maintenance, care and operation of the National Garden established under section 307E of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1989 (2 U.S.C. 2146), upon vouchers approved by the Architect or a duly authorized designee.

Capitol visitor center

For all necessary expenses for the operation of the Capitol Visitor Center, $21,276,000.

Library of congress

Salaries and expenses

For all necessary expenses of the Library of Congress not otherwise provided for, including development and maintenance of the Library's 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; activities under the Civil Rights History Project Act of 2009; preparation and distribution of catalog records 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, $412,446,000 (increased by $1,000,000) (reduced by $1,000,000), of which not more than $6,000,000 shall be derived from collections credited to this appropriation during fiscal year 2012, and shall remain available until expended, under the Act of June 28, 1902 (chapter 1301; 32 Stat. 480; 2 U.S.C. 150) and not more than $350,000 shall be derived from collections during fiscal year 2012 and shall remain available until expended for the development and maintenance of an international legal information database and activities related thereto: Provided, That the Library of Congress may not obligate or expend any funds derived from collections under the Act of June 28, 1902, in excess of the amount authorized for obligation or expenditure in appropriations Acts: Provided further, That the total amount available for obligation shall be reduced by the amount by which collections are less than $6,350,000: Provided further, That of the total amount appropriated, not more than $12,000 may be expended, on the certification of the Librarian of Congress, in connection with official representation and reception expenses for the Overseas Field Offices: Provided further, That of the total amount appropriated, $4,800,000 shall remain available until expended for the digital collections and educational curricula program.

Copyright office

Salaries and expenses

For all necessary expenses of the Copyright Office, $50,974,000, of which not more than $28,029,000, to remain available until expended, shall be derived from collections credited to this appropriation during fiscal year 2012 under section 708(d) of title 17, United States Code: Provided, That not more than $3,000,000 shall be derived from prior year available unobligated balances: Provided further, That the Copyright Office may not obligate or expend any funds derived from collections under such section, in excess of the amount authorized for obligation or expenditure in appropriations Acts: Provided further, That not more than $5,484,000 shall be derived from collections during fiscal year 2012 under sections 111(d)(2), 119(b)(2), 803(e), 1005, and 1316 of such title: Provided further, That the total amount available for obligation shall be reduced by the amount by which collections and prior year available unobligated balances are less than $36,513,000: Provided further, That not more than $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 more than $4,250 may be expended, on the certification of the Librarian of Congress, in connection with official representation and reception expenses for activities of the International Copyright Institute and for copyright delegations, visitors, and seminars: Provided further, That notwithstanding any provision of chapter 8 of title 17, United States Code, any amounts made available under this heading which are attributable to royalty fees and payments received by the Copyright Office pursuant to sections 111, 119, and chapter 10 of such title may be used for the costs incurred in the administration of the Copyright Royalty Judges program, with the exception of the costs of salaries and benefits for the Copyright Royalty Judges and staff under section 802(e).

Congressional research service

Salaries and expenses

For all 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, $104,091,000: Provided, That no part of such amount 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.

Books for the blind and physically handicapped

Salaries and expenses

For salaries and expenses to carry out the Act of March 3, 1931 (chapter 400; 46 Stat. 1487; 2 U.S.C. 135a), $50,674,000: Provided, That of the total amount appropriated, $650,000 shall be available to contract to provide newspapers to blind and physically handicapped residents at no cost to the individual.

Administrative provisions

Reimbursable and Revolving Fund Activities

1101.
(a)

In General

For fiscal year 2012, the obligational authority of the Library of Congress for the activities described in subsection (b) may not exceed $169,725,000.

(b)

Activities

The activities referred to in subsection (a) are reimbursable and revolving fund activities that are funded from sources other than appropriations to the Library in appropriations Acts for the legislative branch.

(c)

Transfer of Funds

During fiscal year 2012, the Librarian of Congress may temporarily transfer funds appropriated in this Act, under the heading Library of Congress, under the subheading Salaries and Expenses, to the revolving fund for the FEDLINK Program and the Federal Research Program established under section 103 of the Library of Congress Fiscal Operations Improvement Act of 2000 (Public Law 106–481; 2 U.S.C. 182c): Provided, That the total amount of such transfers may not exceed $1,900,000: Provided further, That the appropriate revolving fund account shall reimburse the Library for any amounts transferred to it before the period of availability of the Library appropriation expires.

Transfer authority

1102.
(a)

In General

Amounts appropriated for fiscal year 2012 for the Library of Congress may be transferred during fiscal year 2012 between any of the headings under the heading Library of Congress upon the approval of the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

(b)

Limitation

Not more than 10 percent of the total amount of funds appropriated to the account under any heading under the heading Library of Congress for fiscal year 2012 may be transferred from that account by all transfers made under subsection (a).

Funds available for workers compensation payments

1103.
(a)

In General

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, available balances of expired Library of Congress appropriations shall be available for the purposes of making payments for employees of the Library of Congress under section 8147 of title 5, United States Code, without regard to the fiscal year for which the obligation to make such payments is incurred.

(b)

Effective Date

This section shall apply with respect to appropriations for fiscal year 2012 and each fiscal year thereafter.

Government printing office

Congressional printing and binding

(including transfer of funds)

For authorized printing and binding for the Congress and the distribution of Congressional information in any format; 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, $78,000,000 (reduced by $3,414,150.29): Provided, That this appropriation shall not be available for paper copies of the permanent edition of the Congressional Record for individual Representatives, Resident Commissioners or Delegates authorized under section 906 of title 44, United States Code: Provided further, That this appropriation shall be available for the payment of obligations incurred under the appropriations for similar purposes for preceding fiscal years: Provided further, That notwithstanding the 2-year limitation under section 718 of title 44, United States Code, none of the funds appropriated or made available under this Act or any other Act for printing and binding and related services provided to Congress under chapter 7 of title 44, United States Code, may be expended to print a document, report, or publication after the 27-month period beginning on the date that such document, report, or publication is authorized by Congress to be printed, unless Congress reauthorizes such printing in accordance with section 718 of title 44, United States Code: Provided further, That any unobligated or unexpended balances in this account or accounts for similar purposes for preceding fiscal years may be transferred to the Government Printing Office revolving fund for carrying out the purposes of this heading, subject to the approval of the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and Senate: Provided further, That notwithstanding sections 901, 902, and 906 of title 44, United States Code, this appropriation may be used to prepare indexes to the Congressional Record on only a monthly and session basis.

Office of superintendent of documents

Salaries and expenses

(including transfer of funds)

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, $35,000,000 (reduced by $1,531,990.51): Provided, That amounts of not more than $2,000,000 from current year appropriations are authorized for producing and disseminating Congressional serial sets and other related publications for fiscal years 2010 and 2011 to depository and other designated libraries: Provided further, That any unobligated or unexpended balances in this account or accounts for similar purposes for preceding fiscal years may be transferred to the Government Printing Office revolving fund for carrying out the purposes of this heading, subject to the approval of the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and Senate.

Government printing office revolving fund

The Government Printing Office is hereby authorized to make such expenditures, within the limits of funds available and in accordance with law, and to make such contracts and commitments without regard to fiscal year limitations as provided by section 9104 of title 31, United States Code, 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 more than $7,500 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 not more than 12 passenger motor vehicles: 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 temporary or intermittent services under section 3109(b) of title 5, United States Code, but at rates for individuals not more than the daily equivalent of the annual rate of basic pay for level V of the Executive Schedule under section 5316 of such title: Provided further, That activities financed through the revolving fund may provide information in any format.

Government accountability office

Salaries and expenses

For necessary expenses of the Government Accountability Office, including not more than $12,500 to be expended on the certification of the Comptroller General of the United States in connection with official representation and reception expenses; temporary or intermittent services under section 3109(b) of title 5, United States Code, but at rates for individuals not more than the daily equivalent of the annual rate of basic pay for level IV of the Executive Schedule under section 5315 of such title; hire of one passenger motor vehicle; advance payments in foreign countries in accordance with section 3324 of title 31, United States Code; benefits comparable to those payable under sections 901(5), (6), and (8) of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (22 U.S.C. 4081(5), (6), and (8)); and under regulations prescribed by the Comptroller General of the United States, rental of living quarters in foreign countries, $511,296,000: Provided, That, in addition, $18,304,000 of payments received under sections 782, 3521, and 9105 of title 31, United States Code, shall be available without fiscal year limitation: 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 either Forum's costs as determined by the respective Forum, including necessary travel expenses of non-Federal participants: Provided further, That payments hereunder to the Forum may be credited as reimbursements to any appropriation from which costs involved are initially financed.

Administrative provision

1201.
(a)

Section 210 of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2005 (2 U.S.C. 60q) is amended—

(1)

by striking subsection (d); and

(2)

in subsection (f)(2)(A), by striking United States Code and inserting United States Code, but excluding the Government Accountability Office.

(b)

Section 3521(1) of title 5, United States Code, is amended by striking section 105 and inserting section 105 (other than the Government Accountability Office).

(c)

The amendments made by this section shall apply with respect to voluntary separation incentive payments made during fiscal year 2012 or any succeeding fiscal year.

Open world leadership center trust fund

For a payment to the Open World Leadership Center Trust Fund for financing activities of the Open World Leadership Center under section 313 of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2001 (2 U.S.C. 1151), $1,000,000.

II

General provisions

Maintenance and care of private vehicles

201.

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.

Fiscal year limitation

202.

No part of the funds appropriated in this Act shall remain available for obligation beyond fiscal year 2012 unless expressly so provided in this Act.

Rates of compensation and designation

203.

Whenever in this Act any office or position not specifically established by the Legislative Pay Act of 1929 (46 Stat. 32 et seq.) is appropriated for or the rate of compensation or designation of any office or position appropriated for is different from that specifically established by such Act, the rate of compensation and the designation in this Act shall be the permanent law with respect thereto: Provided, That the provisions in this Act for the various items of official expenses of Members, officers, and committees of the House of Representatives and Senate, and clerk hire for Senators and Members of the House of Representatives shall be the permanent law with respect thereto.

Consulting services

204.

The expenditure of any appropriation under this Act for any consulting service through procurement contract, under section 3109 of title 5, United States Code, 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 under existing law.

Awards and settlements

205.

Such sums as may be necessary are appropriated to the account described in subsection (a) of section 415 of the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1415(a)) to pay awards and settlements as authorized under such subsection.

Costs of lbfmc

206.

Amounts available for administrative expenses of any legislative branch entity which participates in the Legislative Branch Financial Managers Council (LBFMC) established by charter on March 26, 1996, shall be available to finance an appropriate share of LBFMC costs as determined by the LBFMC, except that the total LBFMC costs to be shared among all participating legislative branch entities (in such allocations among the entities as the entities may determine) may not exceed $2,000.

Landscape maintenance

207.

The Architect of the Capitol, in consultation with the District of Columbia, is authorized to maintain and improve the landscape features, excluding streets, in the irregular shaped grassy areas bounded by Washington Avenue, SW on the northeast, Second Street SW on the west, Square 582 on the south, and the beginning of the I–395 tunnel on the southeast.

Limitation on transfers

208.

None of the funds made available in this Act may be transferred to any department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States Government, except pursuant to a transfer made by, or transfer authority provided in, this Act or any other appropriation Act.

Guided tours of the capitol

209.
(a)

Except as provided in subsection (b), none of the funds made available to the Architect of the Capitol in this Act may be used to eliminate or restrict guided tours of the United States Capitol which are led by employees and interns of offices of Members of Congress and other offices of the House of Representatives and Senate.

(b)

At the direction of the Capitol Police Board, or at the direction of the Architect of the Capitol with the approval of the Capitol Police Board, guided tours of the United States Capitol which are led by employees and interns described in subsection (a) may be suspended temporarily or otherwise subject to restriction for security or related reasons to the same extent as guided tours of the United States Capitol which are led by the Architect of the Capitol.

Spending reduction account

210.

The amount by which the applicable allocation of new budget authority made by the Committee on Appropriations of the House of Representatives under section 302(b) of the Congressional Budget Act of 1974, excluding Senate items, exceeds the amount of proposed new budget authority is $0 (increased by $632,780) (increased by $4,946,140.80).

211.

None of the funds made available in this Act may be used to deliver a printed copy of a bill, joint resolution, or resolution to the office of a Member of the House of Representatives (including a Delegate or Resident Commissioner to the Congress) unless the Member requests a copy.

212.

None of the funds made available by this Act may be used to deliver a printed copy of any version of the Congressional Record to the office of a Member of the House of Representatives (including a Delegate or Resident Commissioner to the Congress).

213.

None of the funds made available in this Act may be used by the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives to make any payments from any Members’ Representational Allowance for the leasing of a vehicle in an aggregate amount that exceeds $1,000 for the vehicle in any month.

This Act may be cited as the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2012.

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, 2012, and for other purposes, namely:

I

LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

SENATE

Expense allowances

For expense allowances of the Vice President, $18,760; the President Pro Tempore of the Senate, $37,520; Majority Leader of the Senate, $37,520; Minority Leader of the Senate, $37,520; Majority Whip of the Senate, $9,380; Minority Whip of the Senate, $9,380; Chairmen of the Majority and Minority Conference Committees, $4,690 for each Chairman; and Chairmen of the Majority and Minority Policy Committees, $4,690 for each Chairman; in all, $168,840.

Representation Allowances for the Majority and Minority Leaders

For representation allowances of the Majority and Minority Leaders of the Senate, $14,070 for each such Leader; in all, $28,140.

Salaries, officers and employees

For compensation of officers, employees, and others as authorized by law, including agency contributions, $175,238,190, which shall be paid from this appropriation without regard to the following limitations:

Office of the Vice President

For the Office of the Vice President, $2,361,248.

Office of the President Pro Tempore

For the Office of the President Pro Tempore, $705,466.

Offices of the Majority and Minority Leaders

For Offices of the Majority and Minority Leaders, $4,889,480.

Offices of the Majority and Minority Whips

For Offices of the Majority and Minority Whips, $3,084,538.

Committee on Appropriations

For salaries of the Committee on Appropriations, $14,863,573.

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, $1,619,195 for each such committee; in all, $3,238,390.

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, $797,402.

Policy Committees

For salaries of the Majority Policy Committee and the Minority Policy Committee, $1,653,905 for each such committee; in all, $3,307,810.

Office of the Chaplain

For Office of the Chaplain, $389,320.

Office of the Secretary

For Office of the Secretary, $24,194,115.

Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper

For Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper, $73,000,000.

Offices of the Secretaries for the Majority and Minority

For Offices of the Secretary for the Majority and the Secretary for the Minority, $1,722,388.

Agency Contributions and Related Expenses

For agency contributions for employee benefits, as authorized by law, and related expenses, $42,684,460.

Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate

For salaries and expenses of the Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate, $6,711,310.

Office of Senate Legal Counsel

For salaries and expenses of the Office of Senate Legal Counsel, $1,448,457.

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, $7,110; Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, $7,110; Secretary for the Majority of the Senate, $7,110; Secretary for the Minority of the Senate, $7,110; in all, $28,440.

Contingent Expenses of the Senate

Inquiries and Investigations

For expenses of inquiries and investigations ordered by the Senate, or conducted under paragraph 1 of rule XXVI of the Standing Rules of the Senate, section 112 of the Supplemental Appropriations and Rescission Act, 1980 (Public Law 96–304), and Senate Resolution 281, 96th Congress, agreed to March 11, 1980, $131,305,860, of which $26,650,000 shall be available until September 30, 2014.

Expenses of the United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control

For expenses of the United States Senate Caucus on International Narcotics Control, $487,822.

Secretary of the Senate

For expenses of the Office of the Secretary of the Senate $5,816,344 of which $4,200,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2016.

Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate

For expenses of the Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, $131,040,000, which shall remain available until September 30, 2016.

Miscellaneous Items

For miscellaneous items, $14,860,000, which shall remain available until September 30, 2014.

Senators' Official Personnel and Office Expense Account

For Senators' Official Personnel and Office Expense Account, $396,180,000of which $18,921,206 shall remain available until September 30, 2014.

Official Mail Costs

For expenses necessary for official mail costs of the Senate, $281,436.

administrative provision

Payment of certain expenses

1.
(a)

In general

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

(b)

Effective date

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

House of representatives

Salaries and expenses

For salaries and expenses of the House of Representatives, $1,226,680,000 (reduced by $1,000,000), as follows:

House leadership offices

For salaries and expenses, as authorized by law, $23,275,773, including: Office of the Speaker, $6,942,770, including $25,000 for official expenses of the Speaker; Office of the Majority Floor Leader, $2,277,595, including $10,000 for official expenses of the Majority Leader; Office of the Minority Floor Leader, $7,432,812, including $10,000 for official expenses of the Minority Leader; Office of the Majority Whip, including the Chief Deputy Majority Whip, $1,971,050, including $5,000 for official expenses of the Majority Whip; Office of the Minority Whip, including the Chief Deputy Minority Whip, $1,524,951, including $5,000 for official expenses of the Minority Whip; Republican Conference, $1,572,788; Democratic Caucus, $1,553,807. In addition to the amounts made available above, for salaries and expenses under this heading, to be available during the period beginning September 30, 2012, and ending December 31, 2013; $5,818,948, including: Office of the Speaker, $1,735,694, including $6,250 for official expenses of the Speaker; Office of the Majority Floor Leader, $569,399, including $2,500 for official expenses of the Majority Leader; Office of the Minority Floor Leader, $1,858,205, including $2,500 for official expenses of the Minority Leader; Office of the Majority Whip, including the Chief Deputy Majority Whip, $492,763, including $1,250 for official expenses of the Majority Whip; Office of the Minority Whip, including the Chief Deputy Minority Whip, $381,238, including $1,250 for official expenses of the Minority Whip; Republican Conference, $393,197; Democratic Caucus, $388,452.

Members' representational allowances

Including members' clerk hire, official expenses of members, and official mail

For Members' representational allowances, including Members' clerk hire, official expenses, and official mail, $573,939,282.

Committee employees

Standing committees, special and select

For salaries and expenses of standing committees, special and select, authorized by House resolutions, $125,964,870: Provided, That such amount shall remain available for such salaries and expenses until December 31, 2012.

Committee on appropriations

For salaries and expenses of the Committee on Appropriations, $26,665,785, including studies and examinations of executive agencies and temporary personal services for such committee, to be expended in accordance with section 202(b) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 and to be available for reimbursement to agencies for services performed: Provided, That such amount shall remain available for such salaries and expenses until December 31, 2012.

Salaries, officers and employees

For salaries and expenses of officers and employees, as authorized by law, $177,628,400, including: for salaries and expenses of the Office of the Clerk, including not more than $23,000, of which not more than $20,000 is for the Family Room, for official representation and reception expenses, $26,114,400, of which $2,000,000 shall remain available until expended; for salaries and expenses of the Office of the Sergeant at Arms, including the position of Superintendent of Garages and the Office of Emergency Management, and including not more than $3,000 for official representation and reception expenses, $12,585,000 of which $4,445,000 shall remain available until expended; for salaries and expenses of the Office of the Chief Administrative Officer including not more than $3,000 for official representation and reception expenses, $116,782,000, of which $3,937,000 shall remain available until expended; for salaries and expenses of the Office of the Inspector General, $5,045,000; for salaries and expenses of the Office of General Counsel, $1,415,000; for the Office of the Chaplain, $179,000; for salaries and expenses of the Office of the Parliamentarian, including the Parliamentarian, $2,000 for preparing the Digest of Rules, and not more than $1,000 for official representation and reception expenses, $2,060,000; for salaries and expenses of the Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the House, $3,258,000; for salaries and expenses of the Office of the Legislative Counsel of the House, $8,814,000; for salaries and expenses of the Office of Interparliamentary Affairs, $859,000; for other authorized employees, $347,000; and for salaries and expenses of the Historian, $170,000.

Allowances and expenses

For allowances and expenses as authorized by House resolution or law, $293,386,942 (reduced by $1,000,000), including: supplies, materials, administrative costs and Federal tort claims, $3,696,118; official mail for committees, leadership offices, and administrative offices of the House, $201,000; Government contributions for health, retirement, Social Security, and other applicable employee benefits, $264,848,219; Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, $17,112,072, of which $5,000,000 shall remain available until expended; transition activities for new members and staff, $2,721,533 (reduced by $1,000,000); Wounded Warrior Program $2,500,000, to remain available until expended; Office of Congressional Ethics, $1,548,000; 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, $760,000.

Administrative provisions

101.
(a)

Requiring Amounts Remaining in Members' Representational Allowances To Be Used for Deficit Reduction or To Reduce the Federal Debt

Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any amounts appropriated under this Act for HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES—Salaries and ExpensesMembers' Representational Allowances shall be available only for fiscal year 2012. Any amount remaining after all payments are made under such allowances for fiscal year 2012 shall be deposited in the Treasury and used for deficit reduction (or, if there is no Federal budget deficit after all such payments have been made, for reducing the Federal debt, in such manner as the Secretary of the Treasury considers appropriate).

(b)

Regulations

The Committee on House Administration of the House of Representatives shall have authority to prescribe regulations to carry out this section.

(c)

Definition

As used in this section, the term Member of the House of Representatives means a Representative in, or a Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, the Congress.

Republican Policy committee

102.
(a)

Section 109(a) of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2005 (2 U.S.C. 74a–13(a)) is amended by striking the chair of the Republican Conference and inserting the following: the Speaker of the House of Representatives (or, if the Speaker is not a member of the Republican Party, the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives).

(b)

Section 109(b) of such Act (2 U.S.C. 74a–13(b)) is amended by striking the period at the end and inserting the following: , and which shall be obligated and expended as directed by the Speaker (or, if the Speaker is not a member of the Republican party, the Minority Leader)..

(c)

The amendment made by subsection (a) shall apply with respect to fiscal year 2012 and each succeeding fiscal year.

Authority of speaker and minority leader to allocate funds among certain house leadership offices

103.
(a)

Authority of Speaker

(1)

Authority described

Notwithstanding any other provision of law (including any provision of law that sets forth an allowance for official expenses), the amount appropriated or otherwise made available during a Congress for the salaries and expenses of any office or authority described in paragraph (2) shall be the amount allocated for such office or authority by the Speaker of the House of Representatives from the aggregate amount appropriated or otherwise made available for all such offices and authorities.

(2)

Offices and authorities described

The offices and authorities described in this paragraph are as follows:

(A)

The Office of the Speaker.

(B)

The Speaker’s Office for Legislative Floor Activities.

(C)

The Republican Steering Committee (if the Speaker is a member of the Republican party) or the Democratic Steering and Policy Committee (if the Speaker is a member of the Democratic party).

(D)

The Republican Policy Committee (if the Speaker is a member of the Republican party).

(E)

Training and program development—majority (as described under the heading House leadership offices in the most recent bill making appropriations for the legislative branch that was enacted prior to the date of the enactment of this Act).

(F)

Cloakroom personnel—majority (as so described).

(b)

Authority of Minority Leader

(1)

Authority described

Notwithstanding any other provision of law (including any provision of law that sets forth an allowance for official expenses), the amount appropriated or otherwise made available during a Congress for the salaries and expenses of any office or authority described in paragraph (2) shall be the amount allocated for such office or authority by the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives from the aggregate amount appropriated or otherwise made available for all such offices and authorities.

(2)

Offices and authorities described

The offices and authorities described in this paragraph are as follows:

(A)

The Office of the Minority Leader.

(B)

The Democratic Steering and Policy Committee (if the Minority Leader is a member of the Democratic party) or the Republican Steering Committee (if the Minority Leader is a member of the Republican party).

(C)

The Republican Policy Committee (if the Minority Leader is a member of the Republican party).

(D)

Training and program development—minority (as described under the heading House leadership offices in the most recent bill making appropriations for the legislative branch that was enacted prior to the date of the enactment of this Act).

(E)

Cloakroom personnel—minority (as so described).

(F)

Nine minority employees (as so described).

(c)

Effective Date

This section shall apply with respect to any months occurring during the One Hundred Twelfth Congress that begin after the date of the enactment of this Act, and to any succeeding Congress.

Republican conference and the democratic steering and policy committee

104.
(a)

Section 103(b) of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1999 (2 U.S.C. 74a–8(b)) is amended—

(1)

in the matter preceding paragraph (1), by striking Subject to the allocation described in subsection (c), funds and inserting Funds;

(2)

in paragraph (1), by striking direct; and inserting the following: direct (or, if the Speaker is not a member of the Republican Party, under such terms and conditions as the Minority Leader of the House of Representatives may direct);; and

(3)

in paragraph (2), by striking direct. and inserting the following: direct (or, if the Speaker is a member of the Democratic Party, under such terms and conditions as the Speaker may direct)..

(b)

Section 103 of such Act (2 U.S.C. 74a–8(c)) is amended—

(1)

by striking subsection (c); and

(2)

by redesignating subsection (d) as subsection (c).

(c)

The amendments made by this section shall take effect as if included in the enactment of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1999.

Transfer of House Emergency Planning, Preparedness, and Operations functions to Sergeant at Arms

105.

Effective February 1, 2010—

(1)

section 905 of the Emergency Supplemental Act, 2002 (2 U.S.C. 130i) is repealed; and

(2)

the functions and responsibilities of the Office of Emergency Planning, Preparedness and Operations under section 905 of such Act are transferred and assigned to the Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives.

JOINT ITEMS

For Joint Committees, as follows:

Joint Economic Committee

For salaries and expenses of the Joint Economic Committee, $4,490,002, to be disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate.

Joint congressional committee on inaugural ceremonies of 2013

For salaries and expenses associated with conducting the inaugural ceremonies of the President and Vice President of the United States, January 20, 2013, in accordance with such program as may be adopted by the joint congressional committee authorized to conduct the inaugural ceremonies of 2013, $1,237,000 to be disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate and to remain available until September 30, 2013. Funds made available under this heading shall be available for payment, on a direct or reimbursable basis, whether incurred on, before, or after, October 1, 2012: Provided, That the compensation of any employee of the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate who has been designated to perform service with respect to the inaugural ceremonies of 2013 shall continue to be paid by the Committee on Rules and Administration, but the account from which such staff member is paid may be reimbursed for the services of the staff member (including agency contributions when appropriate) out of funds made available under this heading.

Joint Committee on Taxation

For salaries and expenses of the Joint Committee on Taxation, $10,761,000, to be disbursed by the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives.

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 $2,175 per month to the Attending Physician;

(2)

an allowance of $1,300 per month to the Senior Medical Officer;

(3)

an allowance of $725 per month each to three medical officers while on duty in the Office of the Attending Physician;

(4)

an allowance of $725 per month to 2 assistants and $580 per month each not to exceed 11 assistants on the basis heretofore provided for such assistants; and

(5)

$2,427,000 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, $3,403,000, to be disbursed by the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives.

Office of Congressional Accessibility Services

salaries and expenses

For salaries and expenses of the Office of Congressional Accessibility Services, $1,363,000, to be disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate.

Technical correction

1001.
(a)

In general

Section 102(a) of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2002 (2 U.S.C. 60c–5(a)) is amended—

(1)

in paragraph (1), by inserting , except as provided under subsection (b)(3) after means an individual; and

(2)

by striking paragraphs (2) and (3) and inserting the following:

(2)

Employee of the Senate

The term employee of the Senate

(A)

has the meaning given the term under section 101 of the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1301); and

(B)

includes any employee of the Office of Congressional Accessibility Services whose pay is disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate.

(3)

Employing office

The term employing office

(A)

means the employing office, as defined under section 101 of the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1301), of an employee of the Senate; and

(B)

includes the Office of Congressional Accessibility Services with respect to employees of that office whose pay is disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate.

.

(b)

Exclusion from participation in dual programs

Section 102(b) of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2002 (2 U.S.C. 60c–5(b)) is amended by adding at the end the following:

(3)

Exclusion from participation in dual programs

Notwithstanding section 5379 of title 5, United States Code, an employee of the Office of Congressional Accessibility Services may not participate in the student loan repayment program through an agreement under that section and participate in the student loan repayment program through a service agreement under this section at the same time.

.

(c)

Effective date and application

The amendments made by this section shall take effect on the date of enactment of this Act and apply to service agreements entered into under section 102 of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2002 (2 U.S.C. 60c–5) or section 5379 of title 5, United States Code, on or after that date.

CAPITOL POLICE

Salaries

For salaries of employees of the Capitol Police, including overtime, hazardous duty pay differential, and Government contributions for health, retirement, social security, professional liability insurance, and other applicable employee benefits, $276,929,583, to be disbursed by the Chief of the Capitol Police or his designee.

General Expenses

For necessary expenses of the Capitol Police, including motor vehicles, communications and other equipment, security equipment and installation, uniforms, weapons, supplies, materials, training, medical services, forensic services, stenographic services, personal and professional services, the employee assistance program, the awards program, postage, communication services, travel advances, relocation of instructor and liaison personnel for the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center, and not more than $5,000 to be expended on the certification of the Chief of the Capitol Police in connection with official representation and reception expenses, $54,473,325, to be disbursed by the Chief of the Capitol Police or his designee: 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 2012 shall be paid by the Secretary of Homeland Security from funds available to the Department of Homeland Security.

Administrative Provision

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

1101.

Amounts appropriated for fiscal year 2012 for the Capitol Police may be transferred between the headings Salaries and General expenses upon the approval of the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate.

OFFICE OF COMPLIANCE

Salaries and Expenses

For salaries and expenses of the Office of Compliance, as authorized by section 305 of the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1385), $3,870,499, of which $884,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2013: Provided, That not more than $500 may be expended on the certification of the Executive Director of the Office of Compliance in connection with official representation and reception expenses.

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE

Salaries and Expenses

For salaries and expenses necessary for operation of the Congressional Budget Office, including not more than $6,000 to be expended on the certification of the Director of the Congressional Budget Office in connection with official representation and reception expenses, $44,409,000.

ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL

General Administration

For salaries for the Architect of the Capitol, and other personal services, at rates of pay provided by law; for surveys and studies in connection with activities under the care of the Architect of the Capitol; for all necessary expenses for the general and administrative support of the operations under the Architect of the Capitol including the Botanic Garden; electrical substations of the Capitol, Senate and House office buildings, and other facilities under the jurisdiction of the Architect of the Capitol; including furnishings and office equipment; including not more than $5,000 for official reception and representation expenses, to be expended as the Architect of the Capitol may approve; for purchase or exchange, maintenance, and operation of a passenger motor vehicle, $94,980,000, of which $3,700,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2016.

Capitol Building

For all necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and operation of the Capitol, $29,056,000, of which $5,063,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2016.

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, $8,837,000.

Senate Office Buildings

For all necessary expenses for the 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, $66,453,000, of which $13,128,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2016.

House office buildings

For all necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and operation of the House office buildings, $89,154,000, of which $40,631,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2016. In addition, for a payment to the House Historic Buildings Revitalization Trust Fund, $30,000,000, 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, the Union Station complex, the 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, $113,139,000, of which $15,406,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2016: Provided, That not more than $8,000,000 of the funds credited or to be reimbursed to this appropriation as herein provided shall be available for obligation during fiscal year 2012.

Library Buildings and Grounds

For all necessary expenses for the mechanical and structural maintenance, care and operation of the Library buildings and grounds, $27,762,000 of which $4,100,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2016.

Capitol Police Buildings, Grounds and Security

For all necessary expenses for the maintenance, care and operation of buildings, grounds and security enhancements of the United States Capitol Police, wherever located, the Alternate Computer Facility, and AOC security operations, $18,212,000, of which $2,473,000 shall remain available until September 30, 2016.

Botanic Garden

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, $9,582,000: Provided, That of the amount made available under this heading, the Architect of the Capitol may obligate and expend such sums as may be necessary for the maintenance, care and operation of the National Garden established under section 307E of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1989 (2 U.S.C. 2146), upon vouchers approved by the Architect of the Capitol or a duly authorized designee.

Capitol Visitor Center

For all necessary expenses for the operation of the Capitol Visitor Center, $19,438,000.

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

Salaries and Expenses

For necessary expenses of the Library of Congress not otherwise provided for, including development and maintenance of the Library's 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; activities under the Civil Rights History Project Act of 2009; preparation and distribution of catalog records 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, $411,848,000, of which not more than $6,000,000 shall be derived from collections credited to this appropriation during fiscal year 2012, and shall remain available until expended, under the Act of June 28, 1902 (chapter 1301; 32 Stat. 480; 2 U.S.C. 150) and not more than $350,000 shall be derived from collections during fiscal year 2012 and shall remain available until expended for the development and maintenance of an international legal information database and activities related thereto: Provided, That the Library of Congress may not obligate or expend any funds derived from collections under the Act of June 28, 1902, in excess of the amount authorized for obligation or expenditure in appropriations Acts: Provided further, That the total amount available for obligation shall be reduced by the amount by which collections are less than $6,350,000: Provided further, That of the total amount appropriated, not more than $12,000 may be expended, on the certification of the Librarian of Congress, in connection with official representation and reception expenses for the Overseas Field Offices: Provided further, That of the total amount appropriated, $6,959,000 shall remain available until expended for the digital collections and educational curricula program.

Copyright Office

Salaries and Expenses

For necessary expenses of the Copyright Office, $53,533,000, of which not more than $30,573,000, to remain available until expended, shall be derived from collections credited to this appropriation during fiscal year 2012 under section 708(d) of title 17, United States Code: Provided, That the Copyright Office may not obligate or expend any funds derived from collections under such section, in excess of the amount authorized for obligation or expenditure in appropriations Acts: Provided further, That not more than $5,966,000 shall be derived from collections during fiscal year 2012 under sections 111(d)(2), 119(b)(2), 803(e), 1005, and 1316 of such title: Provided further, That the total amount available for obligation shall be reduced by the amount by which collections are less than $36,539,000: Provided further, That not more than $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 more than $4,250 may be expended, on the certification of the Librarian of Congress, in connection with official representation and reception expenses for activities of the International Copyright Institute and for copyright delegations, visitors, and seminars: Provided further, That notwithstanding any provision of chapter 8 of title 17, United States Code, any amounts made available under this heading which are attributable to royalty fees and payments received by the Copyright Office pursuant to sections 111, 119, and chapter 10 of such title may be used for the costs incurred in the administration of the Copyright Royalty Judges program, with the exception of the costs of salaries and benefits for the Copyright Royalty Judges and staff under section 802(e).

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, $105,819,000: Provided, That no part of such amount 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.

Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

Salaries and Expenses

For salaries and expenses to carry out the Act of March 3, 1931 (chapter 400; 46 Stat. 1487; 2 U.S.C. 135a), $50,860,000, of which $31,347,000 shall remain available until expended: Provided, That of the total amount appropriated, $605,150 shall be available to contract to provide newspapers to blind and physically handicapped residents at no cost to the individual.

Administrative Provisions

Reimbursable and Revolving Fund Activities

1301
(a)

In General

For fiscal year 2012, the obligational authority of the Library of Congress for the activities described in subsection (b) may not exceed $169,725,000.

(b)

Activities

The activities referred to in subsection (a) are reimbursable and revolving fund activities that are funded from sources other than appropriations to the Library in appropriations Acts for the legislative branch.

(c)

Transfer of Funds

During fiscal year 2012, the Librarian of Congress may temporarily transfer funds appropriated in this Act, under the heading Library of Congress, under the subheading Salaries and Expenses, to the revolving fund for the FEDLINK Program and the Federal Research Program established under section 103 of the Library of Congress Fiscal Operations Improvement Act of 2000 (Public Law 106–481; 2 U.S.C. 182c): Provided, That the total amount of such transfers may not exceed $1,900,000: Provided further, That the appropriate revolving fund account shall reimburse the Library for any amounts transferred to it before the period of availability of the Library appropriation expires.

TRANSFER AUTHORITY

1302
(a)

In General

Amounts appropriated for fiscal year 2012 for the Library of Congress may be transferred during fiscal year 2012 between any of the headings under the heading Library of Congress upon the approval of the Committees on Appropriations of the Senate and the House of Representatives.

(b)

Limitation

Not more than 10 percent of the total amount of funds appropriated to the account under any heading under the heading Library of Congress for fiscal year 2012 may be transferred from that account by all transfers made under subsection (a).

FUNDS AVAILABLE FOR WORKERS COMPENSATION PAYMENTS

1303.
(a)

In general

Available balances of expired Library of Congress appropriations shall be available to the Library of Congress to make the deposit to the credit of the Employees' Compensation Fund required by subsection 8147(b) of title 5, United States Code.

(b)

Effective date

This section shall apply with respect to appropriations for fiscal year 2012 and each fiscal year thereafter.

PROCEEDS FROM DISPOSITION OF SURPLUS OR OBSOLETE PERSONAL PROPERTY

1304
(a)

In General

Within the limits of available appropriations, the Librarian of Congress may dispose of surplus or obsolete personal property of the Library of Congress by inter-agency transfer, donation, sale, trade-in, or discarding. Amounts received for the sale or trade in of personal property shall be credited to funds available for the operations of the Library of Congress and be available for the costs of acquiring similar property. Such funds shall be available for such purposes during the fiscal year received and the following fiscal year.

(b)

Effective Date

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

Nonappropriated funds initiatives

1305.
(a)

Revolving funds

The Library of Congress Fiscal Operations Improvement Act of 2000 (2 U.S.C. 182a et seq.; Public Law 106–481) is amended—

(1)

in section 101 (2 U.S.C. 182a)—

(A)

in the section heading, by striking duplication;

(B)

in subsection (a)—

(i)

by striking duplication and delivery services provided by and inserting the following programs and activities of;

(ii)

by striking the period and inserting a colon; and

(iii)

by adding at the end the following:

(1)

Duplication and delivery services.

(2)

Storage of audiovisual materials.

; and

(2)

in section 102(a) (2 U.S.C. 182b(a)), by adding at the end the following:

(5)

Traveling exhibitions.

(6)

Training.

.

(b)

Gifts

Section 4 of the Act entitled An Act to create a Library of Congress Trust Fund Board, and for other purposes, approved March 3, 1925 (2 U.S.C. 160), is amended—

(1)

in the first undesignated paragraph—

(A)

in the first sentence—

(i)

by striking Nothing and inserting (a) In general.—Nothing;

(ii)

by striking gifts or bequests of money for immediate disbursement and inserting and; and

(iii)

by inserting , gifts or bequests of personal property, nonpersonal services, voluntary and uncompensated personal services, or money for immediate disbursement before the period;

(B)

in the second sentence, by inserting of money after bequests;

(C)

in the third sentence, by striking enter them and inserting enter the gift, bequest, or proceeds; and

(D)

by inserting In the case of a gift of securities, the librarian shall sell the securities and provide the donor with a receipt from the proceeds of the sale. after the second sentence; and

(2)

by adding at the end the following:

(b)

Reporting, disclosure, and notification requirements

(1)

Reporting and disclosure

(A)

Issuance

Each year the Librarian of Congress shall issue a public report that discloses—

(i)

each gift or bequest accepted under subsection (a), including each gift or bequest of personal property, nonpersonal services, voluntary and uncompensated personal services, or money for immediate disbursement; and

(ii)

details of any financial transaction required under subsection (a) relating to each of those gifts or bequests.

(B)

Publication

Each public report issued under subparagraph (A) shall be published in the Annual Report of the Librarian of Congress and the annual Financial Statements of the Library of Congress, with specific pagination of each gift or bequest listed in the table of contents or index.

(C)

Website public access

The Annual Report of the Librarian of Congress and the annual Financial Statements of the Library of Congress, including the public report issued under subparagraph (A), shall be posted on the website of the Library of Congress for public access.

(2)

Notification

Not later than 5 business days before acceptance or rejection of any gift or bequest under subsection (a), the Librarian of Congress shall notify the Chairman and the Vice-Chairman of the Joint Committee on the Library of—

(A)

the determination of the Librarian of Congress to accept or reject that gift or bequest; and

(B)

if the gift or bequest is accepted, the details of all financial transactions relating to that gift or bequest.

.

(c)

Effective date

The amendments made by this section shall apply with respect to fiscal year 2012, and each fiscal year thereafter.

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

Congressional Printing and Binding

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

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 (section 902 of title 44, United States Code); 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, $81,314,000: Provided, That this appropriation shall not be available for paper copies of the permanent edition of the Congressional Record for individual Representatives, Resident Commissioners or Delegates authorized under section 906 of title 44, United States Code: Provided further, That this appropriation shall be available for the payment of obligations incurred under the appropriations for similar purposes for preceding fiscal years: Provided further, That notwithstanding the 2-year limitation under section 718 of title 44, United States Code, none of the funds appropriated or made available under this Act or any other Act for printing and binding and related services provided to Congress under chapter 7 of title 44, United States Code, may be expended to print a document, report, or publication after the 27-month period beginning on the date that such document, report, or publication is authorized by Congress to be printed, unless Congress reauthorizes such printing in accordance with section 718 of title 44, United States Code: Provided further, That any unobligated or unexpended balances in this account or accounts for similar purposes for preceding fiscal years may be transferred to the Government Printing Office revolving fund for carrying out the purposes of this heading, subject to the approval of the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and Senate.

Office of Superintendent of Documents

Salaries and Expenses

(INCLUDING TRANSFER OF FUNDS)

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, $35,000,000: Provided, That amounts of not more than $2,000,000 from current year appropriations are authorized for producing and disseminating congressional serial sets and other related publications for fiscal years 2010 and 2011 to depository and other designated libraries: Provided further, That any unobligated or unexpended balances in this account or accounts for similar purposes for preceding fiscal years may be transferred to the Government Printing Office revolving fund for carrying out the purposes of this heading, subject to the approval of the Committees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and Senate.

Government Printing Office Revolving Fund

For payment to the Government Printing Office Revolving Fund, $500,000 for information technology development: Provided, That the Government Printing Office is hereby authorized to make such expenditures, within the limits of funds available and in accordance with law, and to make such contracts and commitments without regard to fiscal year limitations as provided by section 9104 of title 31, United States Code, 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 further, That not more than $7,500 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 not more than 12 passenger motor vehicles: 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 temporary or intermittent services under section 3109(b) of title 5, United States Code, but at rates for individuals not more than the daily equivalent of the annual rate of basic pay for level V of the Executive Schedule under section 5316 of such title: Provided further, That activities financed through the revolving fund may provide information in any format: Provided further, That the revolving fund and the funds provided under the headings Office of Superintendent of Documents and Salaries and Expenses may not be used for contracted security services at GPO's passport facility in the District of Columbia.

GOVERNMENT ACCOUNTABILITY OFFICE

Salaries and Expenses

For necessary expenses of the Government Accountability Office, including not more than $12,500 to be expended on the certification of the Comptroller General of the United States in connection with official representation and reception expenses; temporary or intermittent services under section 3109(b) of title 5, United States Code, but at rates for individuals not more than the daily equivalent of the annual rate of basic pay for level IV of the Executive Schedule under section 5315 of such title; hire of one passenger motor vehicle; advance payments in foreign countries in accordance with section 3324 of title 31, United States Code; benefits comparable to those payable under sections 901(5), (6), and (8) of the Foreign Service Act of 1980 (22 U.S.C. 4081(5), (6), and (8)); and under regulations prescribed by the Comptroller General of the United States, rental of living quarters in foreign countries, $504,518,000: Provided, That in addition, $18,304,000 of payments received under sections 782, 3521, and 9105 of title 31, United States Code, shall be available without fiscal year limitation: 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 either Forum's costs as determined by the respective Forum, including necessary travel expenses of non-Federal participants: Provided further, That payments hereunder to the Forum may be credited as reimbursements to any appropriation from which costs involved are initially financed.

Open World Leadership Center Trust Fund

For a payment to the Open World Leadership Center Trust Fund for financing activities of the Open World Leadership Center under section 313 of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2001 (2 U.S.C. 1151), $10,000,000.

John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Training and Development

For payment to the John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Development Trust Fund established under section 116 of the John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Training and Development Act (2 U.S.C. 1105), $430,000.

II

GENERAL PROVISIONS

MAINTENANCE AND CARE OF PRIVATE VEHICLES

201.

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.

FISCAL YEAR LIMITATION

202.

No part of the funds appropriated in this Act shall remain available for obligation beyond fiscal year 2012 unless expressly so provided in this Act.

RATES OF COMPENSATION AND DESIGNATION

203.

Whenever in this Act any office or position not specifically established by the Legislative Pay Act of 1929 (46 Stat. 32 et seq.) is appropriated for or the rate of compensation or designation of any office or position appropriated for is different from that specifically established by such Act, the rate of compensation and the designation in this Act shall be the permanent law with respect thereto: Provided, That the provisions in this Act 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.

CONSULTING SERVICES

204.

The expenditure of any appropriation under this Act for any consulting service through procurement contract, under section 3109 of title 5, United States Code, 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 under existing law.

AWARDS AND SETTLEMENTS

205.

Such sums as may be necessary are appropriated to the account described in subsection (a) of section 415 of the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1415(a)) to pay awards and settlements as authorized under such subsection.

COSTS OF LBFMC

206.

Amounts available for administrative expenses of any legislative branch entity which participates in the Legislative Branch Financial Managers Council (LBFMC) established by charter on March 26, 1996, shall be available to finance an appropriate share of LBFMC costs as determined by the LBFMC, except that the total LBFMC costs to be shared among all participating legislative branch entities (in such allocations among the entities as the entities may determine) may not exceed $2,000.

LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE

207.

The Architect of the Capitol, in consultation with the District of Columbia, is authorized to maintain and improve the landscape features, excluding streets, in the irregular shaped grassy areas bounded by Washington Avenue, SW, on the northeast, Second Street, SW, on the west, Square 582 on the south, and the beginning of the I–395 tunnel on the southeast.

LIMITATION ON TRANSFERS

208.

None of the funds made available in this Act may be transferred to any department, agency, or instrumentality of the United States Government, except pursuant to a transfer made by, or transfer authority provided in, this Act or any other appropriation Act.

GUIDED TOURS OF THE CAPITOL

209.
(a)

Except as provided in subsection (b), none of the funds made available to the Architect of the Capitol in this Act may be used to eliminate or restrict guided tours of the United States Capitol which are led by employees and interns of offices of Members of Congress and other offices of the House of Representatives and Senate.

(b)

At the direction of the Capitol Police Board, or at the direction of the Architect of the Capitol with the approval of the Capitol Police Board, guided tours of the United States Capitol which are led by employees and interns described in subsection (a) may be suspended temporarily or otherwise subject to restriction for security or related reasons to the same extent as guided tours of the United States Capitol which are led by the Architect of the Capitol.

(RESCISSION)

210.

Of the unobligated balances available from prior year appropriations under the heading Architect of the Capitol$17,482,000 are hereby rescinded.

This Act may be cited as the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 2012.

July 22, 2011

Received; read twice and referred to the Committee on Appropriations

September 15, 2011

Reported with an amendment