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Text of An original resolution authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

This resolution was introduced on September 17, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Sep 17, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. RES. 231

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

September 17, 2013

, from the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, reported the following original resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration

RESOLUTION

Authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

1.

General Authority

In carrying out its powers, duties, and functions under the Standing Rules of the Senate, in accordance with its jurisdiction under Rule XXV of the Rules, including holding hearings, reporting the hearings, and making investigations as authorized by paragraphs 1 and 8 of Rule XXVI of the Standing Rules of the Senate, the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (referred to in this resolution as the Committee) is authorized for the period beginning October 1, 2013, and ending September 30, 2014, and for the period beginning October 1, 2014, and ending February 28, 2015, in its discretion—

(1)

to make expenditures from the contingent fund of the Senate;

(2)

to employ personnel; and

(3)

with the prior consent of the Government department or agency concerned and the Committee on Rules and Administration, to use on a reimbursable or nonreimbursable basis the services of personnel of any such department or agency.

2.

Expenses

(a)

Initial period

The expenses of the Committee for the period beginning October 1, 2013, and ending September 30, 2014, under this resolution shall not exceed $5,463,481.

(b)

Subsequent period

The expenses of the Committee for the period beginning October 1, 2014, and ending February 28, 2015, under this resolution shall not exceed $2,276,450.

3.

Reporting of findings and recommendations

The Committee shall report its findings, together with such recommendations for legislation as it considers advisable, to the Senate at the earliest practicable date, but not later than February 28, 2015.

4.

Payment from contingent fund

(a)

In general

Expenses of the Committee under this resolution shall be paid from the contingent fund of the Senate on vouchers approved by the chairman of the Committee.

(b)

Exceptions

Vouchers shall not be required for—

(1)

the disbursement of salaries of employees paid at an annual rate;

(2)

the payment of telecommunications provided by the Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate;

(3)

the payment of stationery supplies purchased through the Keeper of the Stationery of the Senate;

(4)

payments to the Postmaster of the Senate;

(5)

the payment of metered charges on copying equipment provided by the Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate;

(6)

the payment of Senate Recording and Photographic Services; or

(7)

the payment of franked and mass mail costs by the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate.

5.

Agency contributions

There are authorized such sums as are necessary for agency contributions related to the compensation of employees of the Committee for the period beginning October 1, 2013, and ending September 30, 2014, and for the period beginning October 1, 2014, and ending February 28, 2015, to be paid from the Appropriations account for Expenses of Inquiries and Investigations .