H.Res. 115: Providing for the expenses of certain committees of the House of Representatives in the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress.

113th Congress, 2013–2015. Text as of Mar 13, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

H. RES. 115

IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

March 13, 2013

submitted the following resolution; which was referred to the Committee on House Administration

RESOLUTION

Providing for the expenses of certain committees of the House of Representatives in the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress.

1.

Committee Expenses for the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress

(a)

In General

With respect to the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress, there shall be paid out of the applicable accounts of the House of Representatives, in accordance with this primary expense resolution, not more than the amount specified in subsection (b) for the expenses (including the expenses of all staff salaries) of each committee named in such subsection.

(b)

Committees and Amounts

The committees and amounts referred to in subsection (a) are: Committee on Agriculture, $10,072,374; Committee on Armed Services, $13,127,070; Committee on the Budget, $10,277,648; Committee on Education and the Workforce, $13,905,526; Committee on Energy and Commerce, $19,041,032; Committee on Ethics, $6,040,918; Committee on Financial Services, $14,788,964; Committee on Foreign Affairs, $14,776,224; Committee on Homeland Security, $14,067,176; Committee on House Administration, $9,201,120; Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, $8,779,516; Committee on the Judiciary, $14,154,032; Committee on Natural Resources, $13,111,658; Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, $17,880,874; Committee on Rules, $5,714,816; Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, $10,565,510; Committee on Small Business, $5,985,376; Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, $16,364,614; Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, $6,097,092; and Committee on Ways and Means, $16,846,822.

2.

First Session Limitations

(a)

In General

Of the amount provided for in section 1 for each committee named in subsection (b), not more than the amount specified in such subsection shall be available for expenses incurred during the period beginning at noon on January 3, 2013, and ending immediately before noon on January 3, 2014.

(b)

Committees and Amounts

The committees and amounts referred to in subsection (a) are: Committee on Agriculture, $5,036,187; Committee on Armed Services, $6,563,535; Committee on the Budget, $5,138,824; Committee on Education and the Workforce, $6,952,763; Committee on Energy and Commerce, $9,520,516; Committee on Ethics, $3,020,459; Committee on Financial Services, $7,394,482; Committee on Foreign Affairs, $7,388,112; Committee on Homeland Security, $7,033,588; Committee on House Administration, $4,600,560; Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, $4,389,758; Committee on the Judiciary, $7,077,016; Committee on Natural Resources, $6,555,829; Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, $8,940,437; Committee on Rules, $2,857,408; Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, $5,282,755; Committee on Small Business, $2,992,688; Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, $8,182,307; Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, $3,048,546; and Committee on Ways and Means, $8,423,411.

3.

Second Session Limitations

(a)

In General

Of the amount provided for in section 1 for each committee named in subsection (b), not more than the amount specified in such subsection shall be available for expenses incurred during the period beginning at noon on January 3, 2014, and ending immediately before noon on January 3, 2015.

(b)

Committees and Amounts

The committees and amounts referred to in subsection (a) are: Committee on Agriculture, $5,036,187; Committee on Armed Services, $6,563,535; Committee on the Budget, $5,138,824; Committee on Education and the Workforce, $6,952,763; Committee on Energy and Commerce, $9,520,516; Committee on Ethics, $3,020,459; Committee on Financial Services, $7,394,482; Committee on Foreign Affairs, $7,388,112; Committee on Homeland Security, $7,033,588; Committee on House Administration, $4,600,560; Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence, $4,389,758; Committee on the Judiciary, $7,077,016; Committee on Natural Resources, $6,555,829; Committee on Oversight and Government Reform, $8,940,437; Committee on Rules, $2,857,408; Committee on Science, Space, and Technology, $5,282,755; Committee on Small Business, $2,992,688; Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, $8,182,307; Committee on Veterans’ Affairs, $3,048,546; and Committee on Ways and Means, $8,423,411.

(c)

Review of Use of Funds in First Session

(1)

Review

None of the amounts provided for in section 1 for a committee named in subsection (b) may be available for expenses of the committee after March 15, 2014, unless the chair or ranking minority member of the committee appears and presents testimony at a hearing of the Committee on House Administration held prior to such date to review the committee's use of the amounts provided for in section 1 during the first session of the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress and to determine whether the amount specified in subsection (b) with respect to the committee should be updated on the basis of the review.

(2)

Waiver

The Committee on House Administration may waive the application of paragraph (1) to any or all of the committees named in subsection (b).

4.

Vouchers

Payments under this resolution shall be made on vouchers authorized by the committee involved, signed by the chairman of such committee, and approved in the manner directed by the Committee on House Administration.

5.

Regulations

Amounts made available under this resolution shall be expended in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Committee on House Administration.

6.

Reserve fund for unanticipated expenses

(a)

Establishment

There is hereby established a reserve fund for unanticipated expenses of committees for the One Hundred Thirteenth Congress.

(b)

Balance

The balance of the reserve fund under this section shall be equal to the sum of the following:

(1)

The amount by which the amount made available for House of Representatives—Committee Employees, Standing Committees, Special and Select for fiscal year 2013 exceeds the amount that would be made available for House of Representatives—Committee Employees, Standing Committees, Special and Select by division C of the Department of Defense, Military Construction and Veterans Affairs, and Full-Year Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013 (H.R. 933, as passed by the House of Representatives on March 6, 2013), as reduced pursuant to the provisions of division D of such Act.

(2)

The amount by which the amount made available for House of Representatives—Committee Employees, Standing Committees, Special and Select for fiscal year 2014 exceeds the amount made available for House of Representatives—Committee Employees, Standing Committees, Special and Select for fiscal year 2013.

(c)

Allocation to Committees

Amounts in the reserve fund under this section shall be paid to a committee pursuant to an allocation approved by the Committee on House Administration.

7.

Adjustment authority

The Committee on House Administration shall have authority to make adjustments in amounts under section 1, if necessary to comply with an order of the President issued under section 251A or 254 of the Balanced Budget and Emergency Deficit Control Act of 1985 or to conform to any change in appropriations for the purposes of such section 1.