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Text of An original resolution authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

This resolution was introduced on February 26, 2013, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted. The text of the bill below is as of Feb 26, 2013 (Introduced).

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113th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. RES. 51

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 26, 2013

, from the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, reported the following original resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration

RESOLUTION

Authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.

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 Standing Rules of the Senate, including holding hearings, reporting such hearings, and making investigations as authorized by paragraphs 1 and 8 of rule XXVI of the Standing Rules of the Senate, the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation (in this resolution referred to as the committee) is authorized from March 1, 2013 through September 30, 2013, in its discretion to—

(1)

make expenditures from the contingent fund of the Senate;

(2)

employ personnel; and

(3)

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

2.

Expenses for period ending September 30, 2013

The expenses of the committee for the period March 1, 2013 through September 30, 2013 under this resolution shall not exceed $4,080,061, of which amount—

(1)

not to exceed $50,000 may be expended for the procurement of the services of individual consultants, or organizations thereof (as authorized by section 202(i) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 72a(i))); and

(2)

not to exceed $50,000 may be expended for the training of the professional staff of the committee (under procedures specified by section 202(j) of that Act).

3.

Expenses and agency contributions

(a)

Expenses of the committee

(1)

In general

Except as provided in paragraph (2), expenses of the committee under this resolution shall be paid from the contingent fund of the Senate upon vouchers approved by the chairman of the committee.

(2)

Vouchers not required

Vouchers shall not be required for—

(A)

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

(B)

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

(C)

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

(D)

payments to the Postmaster of the Senate;

(E)

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

(F)

the payment of Senate Recording and Photographic Services; or

(G)

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

(b)

Agency contributions

There are authorized such sums as may be necessary for agency contributions related to the compensation of employees of the committee from March 1, 2013 through September 30, 2013, to be paid from the appropriations account for Expenses of Inquiries and Investigations of the Senate .