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Text of An original resolution authorizing expenditures by committees of the Senate for the period March 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013.

...30, 2013.

This simple resolution was agreed to on March 5, 2013. That is the end of the legislative process for a simple resolution. The text of the bill below is as of Feb 28, 2013 (Placed on Calendar in the Senate).

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Calendar No. 20

113th CONGRESS

1st Session

S. RES. 64

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES

February 28, 2013

, from the Committee on Rules and Administration, reported the following original resolution; which was placed on the calendar

RESOLUTION

Authorizing expenditures by committees of the Senate for the period March 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013.

1.

Aggregate authorization

(a)

In General

For purposes of carrying out the powers, duties, and functions under the Standing Rules of the Senate, and under the appropriate authorizing resolutions of the Senate there is authorized for the period March 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013, in the aggregate of $62,295,795, in accordance with the provisions of this resolution, for standing committees of the Senate, the Special Committee on Aging, the Select Committee on Intelligence, and the Committee on Indian Affairs .

(b)

Agency Contributions

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

2.

Committee on Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry

(a)

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 such rules, 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 Agriculture, Nutrition, and Forestry is authorized from March 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013, 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.

(b)

Expenses for Period Ending September 30, 2013

The expenses of the committee for the period March 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013, under this section shall not exceed $2,464,069, of which amount—

(1)

not to exceed $200,000, 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 $40,000, may be expended for the training of the professional staff of such committee (under procedures specified by section 202(j) of that Act).

3.

Committee on Armed Services

(a)

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 such rules, 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 Armed Services is authorized from March 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013, 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.

(b)

Expenses for Period Ending September 30, 2013

The expenses of the committee for the period March 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013, under this section shall not exceed $4,179,885, of which amount—

(1)

not to exceed $75,000, 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 $30,000, may be expended for the training of the professional staff of such committee (under procedures specified by section 202(j) of that Act).

4.

Committee on Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs

(a)

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 such rules, 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 Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs is authorized from March 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013, 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.

(b)

Expenses for Period Ending September 30, 2013

The expenses of the committee for the period March 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013, under this section shall not exceed $3,787,685, of which amount—

(1)

not to exceed $10,267, 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 $616, may be expended for the training of the professional staff of such committee (under procedures specified by section 202(j) of that Act).

5.

Committee on the Budget

(a)

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 such rules, 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 the Budget is authorized from March 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013, 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.

(b)

Expenses for Period Ending September 30, 2013

The expenses of the committee for the period March 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013, under this section shall not exceed $3,950,532, of which amount—

(1)

not to exceed $35,000, 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 $21,000, may be expended for the training of the professional staff of such committee (under procedures specified by section 202(j) of that Act).

6.

Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportation

(a)

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 such rules, 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 is authorized from March 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013, 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.

(b)

Expenses for Period Ending September 30, 2013

The expenses of the committee for the period March 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013, under this section 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 such committee (under procedures specified by section 202(j) of that Act).

7.

Committee on Energy and Natural Resources

(a)

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 such rules, 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 Energy and Natural Resources is authorized from March 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013, 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.

(b)

Expenses for Period Ending September 30, 2013

The expenses of the committee for the period March 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013, under this section shall not exceed $3,453,383.

8.

Committee on Environment and Public Works

(a)

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 such rules, 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 Environment and Public Works is authorized from March 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013, 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.

(b)

Expenses for Period Ending September 30, 2013

The expenses of the committee for the period March 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013, under this section shall not exceed $3,178,904, of which amount—

(1)

not to exceed $4,667, 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 $1,167, may be expended for the training of the professional staff of such committee (under procedures specified by section 202(j) of that Act).

9.

Committee on Finance

(a)

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 such rules, 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 Finance is authorized from March 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013, 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.

(b)

Expenses for Period Ending September 30, 2013

The expenses of the committee for the period March 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013, under this section shall not exceed $4,693,751, of which amount—

(1)

not to exceed $17,500, 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 $5,833, may be expended for the training of the professional staff of such committee (under procedures specified by section 202(j) of that Act).

10.

Committee on Foreign Relations

(a)

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 such rules, 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 Foreign Relations is authorized from March 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013, 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.

(b)

Expenses for Period Ending September 30, 2013

The expenses of the committee for the period March 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013, under this section shall not exceed $3,866,195, of which amount—

(1)

not to exceed $100,000, 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 $20,000, may be expended for the training of the professional staff of such committee (under procedures specified by section 202(j) of that Act).

11.

Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions

(a)

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 such rules, 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 Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions is authorized from March 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013, 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.

(b)

Expenses for Period Ending September 30, 2013

The expenses of the committee for the period March 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013, under this section shall not exceed $5,381,475, of which amount—

(1)

not to exceed $75,000, 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 $25,000, may be expended for the training of the professional staff of such committee (under procedures specified by section 202(j) of that Act).

12.

Committee on Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

(a)

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 such rules and S. Res. 445, agreed to October 9, 2004 (108th Congress), 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 Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs is authorized from March 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013, 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.

(b)

Expenses for Period Ending September 30, 2013

The expenses of the committee for the period March 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013, under this section shall not exceed $6,074,429, of which amount—

(1)

not to exceed $75,000, 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 $20,000, may be expended for the training of the professional staff of such committee (under procedures specified by section 202(j) of that Act).

(c)

Investigations

(1)

In general

The committee, or any duly authorized subcommittee of the committee, is authorized to study or investigate—

(A)

the efficiency and economy of operations of all branches of the Government including the possible existence of fraud, misfeasance, malfeasance, collusion, mismanagement, incompetence, corruption, or unethical practices, waste, extravagance, conflicts of interest, and the improper expenditure of Government funds in transactions, contracts, and activities of the Government or of Government officials and employees and any and all such improper practices between Government personnel and corporations, individuals, companies, or persons affiliated therewith, doing business with the Government, and the compliance or noncompliance of such corporations, companies, or individuals or other entities with the rules, regulations, and laws governing the various governmental agencies and its relationships with the public;

(B)

the extent to which criminal or other improper practices or activities are, or have been, engaged in the field of labor-management relations or in groups or organizations of employees or employers, to the detriment of interests of the public, employers, or employees, and to determine whether any changes are required in the laws of the United States in order to protect such interests against the occurrence of such practices or activities;

(C)

organized criminal activity which may operate in or otherwise utilize the facilities of interstate or international commerce in furtherance of any transactions and the manner and extent to which, and the identity of the persons, firms, or corporations, or other entities by whom such utilization is being made, and further, to study and investigate the manner in which and the extent to which persons engaged in organized criminal activity have infiltrated lawful business enterprise, and to study the adequacy of Federal laws to prevent the operations of organized crime in interstate or international commerce, and to determine whether any changes are required in the laws of the United States in order to protect the public against such practices or activities;

(D)

all other aspects of crime and lawlessness within the United States which have an impact upon or affect the national health, welfare, and safety, including but not limited to investment fraud schemes, commodity and security fraud, computer fraud, and the use of offshore banking and corporate facilities to carry out criminal objectives;

(E)

the efficiency and economy of operations of all branches and functions of the Government with particular reference to—

(i)

the effectiveness of present national security methods, staffing, and processes as tested against the requirements imposed by the rapidly mounting complexity of national security problems;

(ii)

the capacity of present national security staffing, methods, and processes to make full use of the Nation’s resources of knowledge and talents;

(iii)

the adequacy of present intergovernmental relations between the United States and international organizations principally concerned with national security of which the United States is a member; and

(iv)

legislative and other proposals to improve these methods, processes, and relationships;

(F)

the efficiency, economy, and effectiveness of all agencies and departments of the Government involved in the control and management of energy shortages including, but not limited to, their performance with respect to—

(i)

the collection and dissemination of accurate statistics on fuel demand and supply;

(ii)

the implementation of effective energy conservation measures;

(iii)

the pricing of energy in all forms;

(iv)

coordination of energy programs with State and local government;

(v)

control of exports of scarce fuels;

(vi)

the management of tax, import, pricing, and other policies affecting energy supplies;

(vii)

maintenance of the independent sector of the petroleum industry as a strong competitive force;

(viii)

the allocation of fuels in short supply by public and private entities;

(ix)

the management of energy supplies owned or controlled by the Government;

(x)

relations with other oil producing and consuming countries;

(xi)

the monitoring of compliance by governments, corporations, or individuals with the laws and regulations governing the allocation, conservation, or pricing of energy supplies; and

(xii)

research into the discovery and development of alternative energy supplies; and

(G)

the efficiency and economy of all branches and functions of Government with particular references to the operations and management of Federal regulatory policies and programs.

(2)

Extent of inquiries

In carrying out the duties provided in paragraph (1), the inquiries of this committee or any subcommittee of the committee shall not be construed to be limited to the records, functions, and operations of any particular branch of the Government and may extend to the records and activities of any persons, corporation, or other entity.

(3)

Special committee authority

For the purposes of this subsection, the committee, or any duly authorized subcommittee of the committee, or its chairman, or any other member of the committee or subcommittee designated by the chairman is authorized, in its, his, her, or their discretion—

(A)

to require by subpoena or otherwise the attendance of witnesses and production of correspondence, books, papers, and documents;

(B)

to hold hearings;

(C)

to sit and act at any time or place during the sessions, recess, and adjournment periods of the Senate;

(D)

to administer oaths; and

(E)

to take testimony, either orally or by sworn statement, or, in the case of staff members of the Committee and the Permanent Subcommittee on Investigations, by deposition in accordance with the Committee Rules of Procedure.

(4)

Authority of other committees

Nothing contained in this subsection shall affect or impair the exercise of any other standing committee of the Senate of any power, or the discharge by such committee of any duty, conferred or imposed upon it by the Standing Rules of the Senate or by the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946.

(5)

Subpoena authority

All subpoenas and related legal processes of the committee and its subcommittee authorized under S. Res. 81, agreed to March 2, 2011 (112th Congress) are authorized to continue.

13.

Committee on the Judiciary

(a)

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 such rules, 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 the Judiciary is authorized from March 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013, 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.

(b)

Expenses for Period Ending September 30, 2013

The expenses of the committee for the period March 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013, under this section shall not exceed $5,882,131, of which amount—

(1)

not to exceed $200,000, 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 $20,000, may be expended for the training of the professional staff of such committee (under procedures specified by section 202(j) of that Act).

14.

Committee on Rules and Administration

(a)

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 such rules, 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 Rules and Administration is authorized from March 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013, 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.

(b)

Expenses for Period Ending September 30, 2013

The expenses of the committee for the period March 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013, under this section shall not exceed $1,619,831, of which amount—

(1)

not to exceed $43,750, 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 $7,000, may be expended for the training of the professional staff of such committee (under procedures specified by section 202(j) of that Act).

15.

Committee on Small Business and Entrepreneurship

(a)

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 such rules, 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 Small Business and Entrepreneurship is authorized from March 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013, 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.

(b)

Expenses for Period Ending September 30, 2013

The expenses of the committee for the period March 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013, under this section shall not exceed $1,524,917, of which amount—

(1)

not to exceed $25,000, 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 $10,000, may be expended for the training of the professional staff of such committee (under procedures specified by section 202(j) of that Act).

16.

Committee on Veterans’ Affairs

(a)

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 such rules, 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 Veterans’ Affairs is authorized from March 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013, 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.

(b)

Expenses for Period Ending September 30, 2013

The expenses of the committee for the period March 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013, under this section shall not exceed $1,409,970, of which amount—

(1)

not to exceed $30,000, 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 $10,000, may be expended for the training of the professional staff of such committee (under procedures specified by section 202(j) of that Act).

17.

Special Committee on Aging

(a)

General Authority

In carrying out its powers, duties, and functions imposed by section 104 of S. Res. 4, agreed to February 4, 1977 (95th Congress), and in exercising the authority conferred on it by such section, the Special Committee on Aging is authorized from March 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013, 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.

(b)

Expenses for Period Ending September 30, 2013

The expenses of the committee for the period March 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013, under this section shall not exceed $1,704,661, of which amount not to exceed $15,000, may be expended for the training of the professional staff of such committee (under procedures specified by section 202(j) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 ( 2 U.S.C. 72a(j) )).

18.

Select Committee on Intelligence

(a)

General Authority

In carrying out its powers, duties, and functions under S. Res. 400, agreed to May 19, 1976 (94th Congress), as amended by S. Res. 445, agreed to October 9, 2004 (108th Congress), in accordance with its jurisdiction under sections 3(a) and 17 of such S. Res. 400, including holding hearings, reporting such hearings, and making investigations as authorized by section 5 of such S. Res. 400, the Select Committee on Intelligence is authorized from March 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013, 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.

(b)

Expenses for Period Ending September 30, 2013

The expenses of the committee for the period March 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013, under this section shall not exceed $3,739,220, of which amount not to exceed $10,000, 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) )).

19.

Committee on Indian Affairs

(a)

General Authority

In carrying out its powers, duties, and functions imposed by section 105 of S. Res. 4, agreed to February 4, 1977 (95th Congress), and in exercising the authority conferred on it by that section, the Committee on Indian Affairs is authorized from March 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013, 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.

(b)

Expenses for Period Ending September 30, 2013

The expenses of the committee for the period March 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013, under this section shall not exceed $1,304,696, of which amount—

(1)

not to exceed $20,000, 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); and

(2)

not to exceed $20,000, may be expended for training consultants of the professional staff of such committee (under procedures specified by section 202(j) of that Act).

20.

Special reserve

(a)

Establishment

Within the funds in the account Expenses of Inquiries and Investigations appropriated by the legislative branch appropriation Acts for fiscal year 2013, there is authorized to be established a special reserve to be available to any committee funded by this resolution as provided in subsection (b) in an amount not to exceed $3,850,000, which shall be available for the period March 1, 2013, through September 30, 2013.

(b)

Availability

The special reserve authorized in subsection (a) shall be available to any committee—

(1)

on the basis of special need to meet unpaid obligations incurred by that committee during the period referred to in subsection (a); and

(2)

at the request of a Chairman and Ranking Member of that committee subject to the approval of the Chairman and Ranking Member of the Committee on Rules and Administration.

21.

Senate National Security Working Group extension and revision

(a)

Working Group reconstitution

(1)

In general

The Senate National Security Working Group (in this section referred to as the Working Group), authorized by Senate Resolution 105 of the 101st Congress, 1st session (agreed to on April 13, 1989), as subsequently amended and extended, is hereby reconstituted.

(2)

Duties

The Working Group—

(A)

shall serve as a forum for bipartisan discussion of current national security issues relating to the jurisdictions of multiple committees of the Senate;

(B)

shall conduct regular meetings and maintain records of all meetings and activities;

(C)

may authorize members to act as official observers on the United States delegation to any negotiations to which the United States is a party regarding—

(i)

the reduction, limitation, or control of conventional weapons, weapons of mass destruction, or the means for delivery of any such weapons;

(ii)

the reduction, limitation, or control of missile defenses; or

(iii)

export controls;

(D)

may study any issues related to national security that the majority leader of the Senate and the minority leader of the Senate jointly determine appropriate;

(E)

is encouraged to consult with parliamentarians and legislators of foreign nations and to participate in international forums and institutions regarding the matters described in subparagraphs (C) and (D); and

(F)

is not authorized to investigate matters relating to espionage or intelligence operations against the United States, counterintelligence operations and activities, or other intelligence matters within the jurisdiction of the Select Committee on Intelligence under Senate Resolution 400 of the 94th Congress, agreed to on May 19, 1976.

(3)

Composition

(A)

In general

The Working Group shall be composed of 20 members, as follows:

(i)

7 Cochairmen, who shall head the Working Group, as follows:

(I)

4 Members of the Senate from the majority party in the Senate (in this section referred to as the Majority Cochairmen), appointed by the majority leader of the Senate.

(II)

3 Members of the Senate from the minority party in the Senate (in this section referred to as the Minority Cochairmen), appointed by the minority leader of the Senate.

(ii)

The majority leader of the Senate and the minority leader of the Senate.

(iii)

5 Members of the Senate from the majority party in the Senate, appointed by the majority leader of the Senate.

(iv)

6 Members of the Senate from the minority party in the Senate, appointed by the minority leader of the Senate.

(B)

Administrative cochairmen

The majority leader of the Senate shall designate one of the Majority Cochairmen to serve as the Majority Administrative Cochairman, and the minority leader of the Senate shall designate one of the Minority Cochairmen to serve as the Minority Administrative Cochairman.

(C)

Publication

Appointments and designations under this paragraph shall be printed in the Congressional Record.

(4)

Vacancies

Any vacancy in the Working Group shall be filled in the same manner in which the original appointment was made.

(b)

Working Group staff

(1)

Compensation and expenses

(A)

The Working Group is authorized, from funds made available under subsection (c), to employ such staff in the manner and at a rate not to exceed that allowed for employees of a committee of the Senate under paragraph (3) of section 105(e) of the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1968 ( 2 U.S.C. 61–1(e) ), and incur such expenses as may be necessary or appropriate to carry out its duties and functions.

(B)

Senate Resolution 243, 100th Congress, agreed to July 1, 1987, is amended in section 2(b) by striking the period at the end and inserting at a rate not to exceed that allowed for employees of a committee of the Senate under paragraph (3) of section 105(e) of the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1968 ( 2 U.S.C. 61–1(e) )..

(C)

Payments made under this subsection for receptions, meals, and food-related expenses shall be authorized, however, only for those actual expenses incurred by the Working Group in the course of conducting its official duties and functions. Amounts received as reimbursement for such food expenses shall not be reported as income, and the expenses so reimbursed shall not be allowed as a deduction under title 26, United States Code.

(2)

Designation of professional staff

(A)

In general

The Majority Administrative Cochairman shall designate one or more professional staff members for each Majority Cochairman of the Working Group, upon recommendations from each such Majority Cochairman. The Minority Administrative Cochairman shall designate one or more professional staff members for each Minority Cochairman of the Working Group, upon recommendations from each such Minority Cochairman.

(B)

Compensation of Senate employees

In the case of the compensation of any such professional staff member who is an employee of a Member of the Senate or of a committee of the Senate and who has been designated to perform services for the Working Group, such professional staff member shall continue to be paid by such Member or such Committee, as the case may be, but the account from which such professional staff member is paid shall be reimbursed for the services of such professional staff member (including agency contributions when appropriate) out of funds made available under subsection (c)(2).

(C)

Duties

The professional staff members authorized by this paragraph shall serve all members of the Working Group and shall carry out such other functions as their respective Cochairmen may specify.

(D)

Exclusive participation in official activities

Except as provided in paragraph (4), only designated staff of the Working Group may participate in the official activities of the Working Group.

(3)

Leadership staff

(A)

In general

The majority leader of the Senate and the minority leader of the Senate may each designate 2 staff members who shall be responsible to the respective leader.

(B)

Compensation

Funds necessary to compensate leadership staff shall be transferred from the funds made available under subsection (c)(3) to the respective account from which such designated staff member is paid.

(4)

Foreign travel

(A)

In general

All foreign travel of the Working Group shall be authorized solely by the majority leader of the Senate and the minority leader of the Senate, upon the recommendation of the Administrative Cochairmen. Participation by Senate staff members in, and access to, all official activities and functions of the Working Group during foreign travel, and access to all classified briefings and information made available to the Working Group during such travel, shall be limited exclusively to Working Group staff members with appropriate clearances.

(B)

Authorization required

(i)

Committee staff

No foreign travel or other funding shall be authorized by any committee of the Senate for the use of staff for activities described under this paragraph without the joint written authorization of the majority leader of the Senate and the minority leader of the Senate to the chairman of such committee.

(ii)

Member staff

No foreign travel or other funding shall be authorized for the staff of any Member of the Senate, other than Working Group staff, for activities described under this paragraph unless the majority leader of the Senate and the minority leader of the Senate jointly so authorize in writing.

(c)

Payment of expenses

(1)

In general

The expenses of the Working Group shall be paid from the contingent fund of the Senate, out of the account of Miscellaneous Items, upon vouchers approved jointly by the Administrative Cochairmen (except that vouchers shall not be required for the disbursement of salaries of employees who are paid at an annual rate).

(2)

Amounts available

For any fiscal year, not more than $500,000 shall be expended for staff and for expenses (excepting expenses incurred for foreign travel), of which not more than $100,000 shall be available for each Administrative Cochairman and the staff of such Administrative Cochairman, and not more than $60,000 shall be available for each Cochairman who is not an Administrative Cochairman and the staff of such Cochairman.

(3)

Leadership staff

In addition to the amounts referred to in paragraph (2), for any fiscal year, not more than $200,000 shall be expended from the contingent fund of the Senate, out of the account of Miscellaneous Items, for leadership staff as designated in subsection (b)(3) for salaries and expenses (excepting expenses incurred for foreign travel).

(d)

Sunset

The provisions of this section shall remain in effect until December 31, 2016.

February 28, 2013

Placed on the calendar