S. RES. 51
IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
February 26, 2013
Mr. Rockefeller, from the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation, reported the following original resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration
Authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation.
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—
make expenditures from the contingent fund of the Senate;
employ personnel; and
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.
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—
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
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).
Expenses and agency contributions
Expenses of the committee
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.
Vouchers not required
Vouchers shall not be required for—
the disbursement of salaries of employees paid at an annual rate;
the payment of telecommunications provided by the Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper;
the payment of stationery supplies purchased through the Keeper of the Stationery;
payments to the Postmaster of the Senate;
the payment of metered charges on copying equipment provided by the Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper;
the payment of Senate Recording and Photographic Services; or
the payment of franked and mass mail costs by the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper, United States Senate.
There are authorized such sums as may be necessary
for agency contributions related to the compensation of employees of the
from March 1, 2013 through September 30, 2013, to be paid from the
appropriations account for
Expenses of Inquiries and
Investigations of the Senate