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H.R. 17654 (91st): An Act to improve the operation of the legislative branch of the Federal Government, and for other purposes

The text of the bill below is as of Oct 26, 1970 (Passed Congress).


1140                                      PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970                     [84 STAT.

                   Public Law 91-510
October 26, 1970                                        AN A C T
 [H.R. 17654]      To improve the operation of t h e legislative branch of the Federal Government,
                                              and for other purposes.

                  Be it etmMed hy the Senate mvd House of RepresentatiaeH of the
or^ani^iuon^A^r ^^^^^^ States of AfTieHca in Congress assembled, That this Act,
oPmo? °" '^ divided into titles, parts, and sections according to the following table
                of contents, may be cited as the "Legislative Reorganization Act of
                1970".
                                                     T A B L E O F CONTENTS
                                             TITLE    I—THE     COMMITTEE        SYSTEM
                   Sec.   101.   Rulemaking power of Senate and House,
                   Sec.   102.   Calling of committee meetings.
                   Sec.   103.   Open committee business meetings.
                   Sec.   104.   Public announcement of committee votes.
                   Sec.   105.   Filing of committee reports.
                   Sec.   106.   Proxy voting.
                   Sec.   107.   Supplemental, minority, a n d additional views.
                   Sec.   108.   Availability of committee reports a n d printed hearings on measures
                                   and m a t t e r s before: floor consideration thereof.
                   Sec. 109.     Motions for consideration by the House of measures previously made
                                  in order by resolution for consideration.
                   Sec.   110.   Committee funds and Senate Appropriations Ciomnuttee exception.
                   Sec.   111.   Public notice of committee hearings.
                   Sec.   112.   Open committee hearings.
                   Sec.   113.   Statements of witnesses a t committee hearings.
                   Sec.   114.   Calling of witnesses selected by t h e minority a t committee hearings.
                   Sec.   115.   Points of order with respect to committee hearing procedure.
                   Sec.   116.   Broadcasting of committee hearings.
                   Sec.   117.   Committee meetings during sessions of t h e Houses of Congress.
                   Sec.   118.   Legislative review by standing committees.
                   Sec.   119.   Debate time under five-minute rule in Committee of t h e Whole House
                                   for amendments previously printed in Congressional Record.
                   Sec. 120.     Recording of teller votes in t h e House.
                   Sec. 121.     Recording of roll calls a n d quorum calls through electronic equipment
                                   in the House.
                   Sec. 122.     Expeditious conduct of calls of the House.
                   Sec. 123.     Debate on motion to recommit with instructions after previous question
                                   is ordered in t h e House.
                   Sec. 124.     Delivery of copies of amendments offered in Committee of the Whole
                                   House.
                   Sec. 125.     Conference reports.
                   Sec. 126.     Motions in the House to dispose of nongermane amendmentsi between
                                   the two Houses.
                   Sec. 127.     Reading of the J o u r n a l of the House.
                   Sec. 128.     Closing of t h e doors in calls of the House.
                   Sec. 129.     Clarification of certain provisions and elimination of obsolete language
                                   in certain House Rules.
                   Sec. 130.     Senate committee rules.
                   Sec. 131.     Jurisdiction of standing committees of t h e Senate.
                   Sec. 132.     Membership of standing committees of t h e Senate.
                                                  T I T L E I I — F I S C A L CONTROLS

                                    PART 1   BUDGETARY AND FISCAL INFORMATION AND DATA

                   Sec.   201.
                             Budgetary and fiscal d a t a processing system.
                   Sec.   202.
                             Budget s t a n d a r d classifications.
                   Sec.   203.
                             Availability to Congress of budgetary, fiscal, and related data.
                   Sec.   204.
                             Assistance to Congress by General Accounting Office.
                   Sec.   205.
                             Power and duties of Comptroller General in connection with budg-
                                etary, fiscal, a n d related m a t t e r s .
                   Sec. 206. Preservation of e^xisting authorities and d u t i e s under budget and
                              accounting a n d other statutes.
                   Sec. 207. Definition.

84 STAT. ] PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 1141 TABLE OF CONTENTS—Continued PAET 2 — T H E BUDGET Sec. 221. Supplemental budget information. PART 3—UTILIZATTOX OF REPORTS AND EMPLOYEES OF GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE Sec. 231. Assistance by General Accounting Office to congressional committees in connection with proposed legislation and committee review of Federal programs and activities. Sec. 232. Delivery by General Accounting Office to congresislonal committees of reports to Congress. Sec. 233. Furnishing to congressional committees by General Accounting Office of its reports generally. Sec. 234. Furnishing to committees and Members of Congress by General Ac- counting Office of monthly and annual lists of its reports; availability of reports to committees and Members on request. Sec. 235. Assignments of employees of General Accounting Office to duty with committees of Congress. Sec. 236. Agency reports. PART 4 — T H E APPROPRIATIONS PROCESS Sec. 241. Rulemaking power of Senate and House. Sec. 242. Hearings on the Budget by Committees on Appropriations of Senate and House. Sec. 243. Action and procedure of Senate Committee on Appropriations. PART 5—LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEES Sec. 251. Rulemaking power of Senate and House. Sec. 252. Cost estimates in reports of Senate and House committees accom- panying certain legislative measures. Sec. 253. Appropriations on annual basis. TITLE III—SOURCES OF INFORMATION PART 1 — S T A F F S OF SENATE AND H O U S E STANDING COMMITTBSIS Sec. 301. Increase in professional staffs of Senate standing committees; Senate minority professional and clerical staffs; fair treatment for Senate minority staffs. Sec. 302. Increase in professional staffs of House standing committees; House minority professional and clerical staffs; fair treatment for House minority staffs. Sec. 303. Procurement of temporary or intermittent services of consultants for Senate and House standing committees. See. 304. Specialized training for professional staffs of Senate and House stand- ing committees. Sec. 305. Compensation of professional and clerical staffs of Senate standing committees. PART 2—CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE Sec. 321. Improvement of research facilities of Congress. Sec. 322. Repeal of obsolete law relating to the abolished Office of Coordinator of Information. PART 3 PARI.IAMENTARY PRECEDENTS OF T H E H O U S E OF REPRESENTATIVES Sec. 331. Periodic compilation of parliamentary precedents of the House of Representatives. Sec. 332. Periodic preparation by House Parliamentarian of condensed and simplified versions of House precedents. TITLE IV—CONGRESS AS AN INSTITUTION PART 1 — J O I N T C O M M I T T E E ON CONGRESSIONAL OPHaiATIONS Sec. 401. Establishment of Joint Committee on Congressional Operations. Sec. 402. Duties of Joint Committee. Sec. 403. Powers of Joint Committee. Sec. 404. Staff of Joint Committee. Sec. 405. Records of Joint Committee. Sec. 406. Office of Placement and Office Management. Sec 407. Expenses.
1142 PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 [84 STAT. TABLE OF CONTENTS—Continued PART 2 — A B O L I S H M E N T OF JOINT COMMITTEE ON IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY POLICY Sec. 421. Abolishment of Joint Committee on Immigration and Nationality Policy. Sec. 422. Conforming changes in existing law. PART 3 — A U T H O R I T Y OF OFFICERS OF T H E CONGRESS OVER CONGRESSIONAL EMPLOYEES Sec. 431. Authority over congressional employees. PART 4 — T H E CAPITOL GUIDE SERVICE Sec. 441. Establishment and operation of the Capitol Guide Service. Sec. 442. Coverage of employees of the Capitol Guide Service under the FedCx-al civil service retirement program vpith resultant coverage under Federal life insurance and health benefits programs. Sec. 443. Transitional provisions relating to the establishment of the Capitol Guide Service and the conclusion of the operations of the existing United States Capitol Guides organization. PART 5 — A U D I T FOR ORGANIZATIONS CONDUCTING ACTIVITIES OR PERFORMING SERVICES I N OR ON T H E UNITED STATES CAPITOL BXHLDINGS OR GROUNDS Sec. 451. Audit of accounts of certain private organizations. PART 6—CONGRESSIONAL ADJOURNMENT Sec. 461. Congressional adjournment. PART 7—PAYROLL ADMINISTRATION I N T H E H O U S E OF REPRESENTATIVES Sec. 471. Single per annum gross rates of pay for employees under the House of Representatives. Sec. 472. Single per annum gross rates of Clerk hire allovpances of members; related matters. Sec. 473. Single per annum gross rates of allovsrances for personal services in the oflBces of the Speaker, Majority Leader, Minority Leader, Ma- jority Whip, and Minority Whip. Sec. 474. Conversion by Clerk of the House of existing basic pay rates to per annum gross pay rates. Sec. 475. Obsolete references in existing law to basic pay rates. Sec. 476. Saving provision. Sec. 477. Changes in existing law; related provisions. PART 8 — P E R A N N U M GROSS PAY RATES OF EMPLOYEES OF T H E OFFICE OF T H E ARCHITECT OF T H E CAPITOL Sec. 481. Single per annum gross rates of pay for employees under the Architect of the Capitol. Sec. 482. Conversion by the Architect of the Capitol of existing basic pay rates to per annum gross pay rates. Sec. 483. Obsolete references in existing law to basic pay rates of employees under the Architect of the CapitoL Sec. 484. Saving provision. Sec. 485. Effect on existing law. Sec. 486. Exemptions. PART 9 SENATE A N D H O U S E PAGES Sec. 4&1. Senate and House pages. Sec. 492. Dormitory building for congressional pages. P A R t 10—MODERNIZATION OF H O U S E GALLERIES Sec.. 499. Modernization and improvement of gallery facilities in the House chamber.
84 STAT. ] PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 1143 T A B L E O F CONTENTS—Continued T I T L E V — O F F I C E OF T H E LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL SUBTITLE A — H O U S E OF REPRESENTATIVES PART 1 — P U R P O S E , P O L I C Y , AND FUNCTION Sec. 501. Establishment. Sec. 502. Purpose and policy. Sec. 503. Functions. PART 2 ADMINISTRATION Sec. 521. Legislative Counsel. Sec. 522. Staff. Sec. 523. Compensation. Sec. 524. Expenditures. Sec. 525. Official mail matter. Sec. 526. Authorization of appropriations. PART 3—TRANSITIONAL PE0V1SX0N8 Sec. 531. Personnel, property, records, etc. TITLE VI—EFFECTIVE DATES Sec. 601. Effective dates T I T L E I—THE COMMITTEE SYSTEM RULEMAKING POWER OF S E N A T E A N D HOUSE SEC. 101. The following sections of this title are enacted by the Congress— (1) insofar as applicable to the Senate, as an exercise of the rulemaking power of the Senate and, to the extent so applicable, those sections are deemed a part of the Standing Rules of the Senate, superseding other individual rules of the Senate only to the extent that those sections are inconsistent with those other individual Senate rules, subject to and with full recogni- tion of the power of the Senate to enact or change any rule of the Senate at any time in its exercise of its constitutional right to determine the rules of its proceedings; and (2) insofar as applicable to the House of Representatives, as an exercise of the rulemaking power of the House of Repre- sentatives, subject to and with full recognition of the power of the House of Representatives to enact or change any rule of the House at any time in its exercise of its constitutional right to determine the rules of its proceedings. CALLING or COMMITTEE MEETINGS SEC. 102. (a) Section 133(a) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 190a(a)) is amended to read as follows: eostat. sai. "(a) Each standing committee of the Senate shall fix regular weekly, biweekly, or monthly meetings days for the transaction of business before the committee and additional meetings may be called by the chairman as he may deem necessary. If at least three members of any such committee desire that a special meeting of the committee be called by the chairman, those members may file in the offices of the committee their written request to the chairman for that special meet- ing. Immediately upon the filing of the request, the clerk of the com- mittee shall notify the chairman of the filing of the request. If, within three calendar days after the filing of the request, the chairman does not call the requested special meeting, to be held within seven calendar 47-348 O - 72 - 76 (Ft. 1)
1144 PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 [84 STAT. days after the tiling of the request, a majority of the members of the committee may file in the offices of the committee their written notice that a special meeting of the committee will be held, specifying the date and hour of that special meeting. The committee shall meet on that date and hour. Immediately upon the filing of the notice, the clerk of the committee shall notify all members of the committee that such Post, p. 1440. special meeting will be held and inform them of its date and hour. If the chairman of any such committee is not present at any regular, additional, or special meeting of the committee, the ranking member of the majority party on the committee who is present shall prescribe at that meeting.". (b) Clause 26 of Rule X I of the Rules of the House of Representa- tives is amended to read as follows: "26. (a) Each standing committee of the House shall fix, by written rule adopted by the committee, regular meeting days of the com- mittee, not less frequent than monthly, for the conduct of its business. Each such committee shall meet, for the consideration of any bill or resolution pending before the committee or for the transaction of other committee business, on all regular meeting days fixed by the com- mittee, unless otherwise provided by written rule adopted by the committee. " (b) The chairman of each standing committee may call and con- vene, as he considers necessary, additional meetings of the committee for the consideration of any bill or resolution pending before the com- mittee or for the conduct of other committee business. The committee shall meet for such purpose pursuant to that call of the chairman. "(c) If at least three members of any standing committee desire that a special meeting of the committee be called by the chairman, those membcrj may file in the offices of the committee their written request to the chairman for that special meeting. Such request shall specify the measure or matter to be considered. Immediately upon the filing of the request, the clerk of the committee shall notify the chairman of the filing of the request. If, within three calendar days after the filing of the request, the chairman does not call the requested special meeting, to be held within seven calendar days after the filing of the request, a majority of the members of the committee may file in the offices of the committee their written notice that a special meeting of the committee will be held, specifying the date and hour of, and the measure or matter to be considered at, that special meeting. The committee shall meet on that date and hour. Immediately upon the filing of the notice, the clerk of the committee shall notify all members of the committee that such special meeting will be held and inform them of its date and hour and the measure or matter to be considered ; and only the measure or matter specified in that notice may be con- sidered at that special meeting. " ( d ) If the chairman of any standing committee is not present at any regular, additional, or special meeting of the committee, the rank- ing member of the majority party on the committee who is present shall preside at that meeting. "(e) For the purposes of this clause, 'chairman' includes a Member acting as chairman under clause 3 of Rule X / ' . O P E N COMMITTEE BUSINESS MEETINGS SEC. 103. (a) Section 133(b) of the Legislative Reorganization Act 60 Stat. 831. of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 190a(b)) is amended by inserting immediately after " ( b ) " the following: "Meetings for the transaction of business of each standing committee of the Senate, other than for the conduct of
84 STAT. ] PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 1145 hearings, shall be open to the public except during executive sessions for marking up bills or for voting or when the committee by majority vote orders an executive session.". (b) Clause 26 of Kule X I of the Rules of the House of Eepresenta- tives, as amended by section 102(b) of this Act, is further amended by adding at the end thereof the following new paragraph: " ( f ) Meetings for the transaction of business of each standing com- mittee shall be open to the public except when the committee, by majority vote, determines otherwise. This paragraph does not apply to open committee hearings which are provided for by paragraphs (f) (2) and (g) (3) of clause 27 of this Rule.". P U B L I C A N N O U N C E M E N T OF C O M M I ' r T E E VOTES SEC. 104. (a) Section 133(b) of the Legislative Reorganization Ar.t Votes, tabula- tion. of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 190a(b)), as amended by section 103(a) of this Act, is further amended by adding at the end thereof the following: "The results of rollcall votes taken m any meeting of any such standing com- mittee of the Senate upon any measure, or any amendment thereto, shall be announced in the committee report on that measure unless previously announced by the committee, and such announcement shall include a tabulation of the votes cast in favor of and the votes cast in opposition to each such measure and amendment by each member of the committee who was present at that meeting.". (b) Clause 27(b) of Rule X I of the Rules of the House of Repre- Information, pub- lic i n s p e c t i o n . sentatives is amended by adding at the end thereof the following: "The result of each rollcall vote in any meeting of any committee shall be made available by that committee for inspection by the public at reasonable times in the offices of that committee. Information so avail- able for public inspection shall include a description of the amendment, motion, order, or other proposition and the name of each Member voting for and each Member voting against such amendment, motion, order, or proposition, and whether by proxy or in person, and the names of those Members present but not voting. With respect to each record vote by any committee on each motion to report any bill or resolution of a public character, the total number of votes cast for, and the total number of votes cast againstj the reporting of such bill or resolution shall be included in the committee report.". F I L I N G OF C O M M I T T E E REPORTS SEC. 105. (a) Section 133(c) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 190a (c)) is amended— 60 Stat. 831. (1) by striking out "each such committee" and inserting in lieu thereof "each standing committee of the Senate"; (2) by striking out "or House of Representatives as the case may be,"; and (3) by adding at the end thereof the following: "In any event, the report of any such committee upon a measure which has been approved by the committee shall be filed within seven calendar days (exclusive of days on which the Senate is not in session) after the day on which there has been filed with the clerk of the committee a written and signed request of a majority of the committee for the reporting of that measure. Upon the filing of any such request, the clerk of the committee shall transmit immediately to the chairman of the committee notice of the filing of that request.".
1146 PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26. 1970 [84 STAT. (b) Clause 27(d) of Rule X I of the Rules of the House of Repre- sentatives is amended— (1) by inserting " ( 1 ) " immediately after " ( d ) " ; and (2) by adding at the end thereof the following subparagraph: " (2) I n any event, the report of any committee on a measure which has been approved by the committee shall be filed within seven cal- endar days (exclusive of days on which the House is not in session) after the day on which there has been filed with the clerk of the committee a written request, signed by a majority of the members of the committee, for the reporting of that measure. Upon the filing of any such request, the clerk of the committee shall transmit im- mediately to the chairman of the committee notice of the filing of that request. This subp>aragraph does not apply to a report of the Committee on Rules with respect to the rules, joint rules, or order of business of the House or to the reporting of a resolution of inquiry addressed to the head of an executive department.". PROXY VOTING SEC. 106. (a) Section 133(d) of the Legislative Reorganization Act 60 Stat. 8 3 1 . of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 190a(d)) is amended— (1) by striking out "any such committee" and inserting in lieu thereof "any standing committee of the Senate (including the Committee on Appropriations)"; and (2) by adding at the end thereof the following: Majority of mem- "The vote of the committee to report a measure or matter shall b e r s p r e s e n t , con- currence. require the concurrence of a majority of the members of the com- mittee who are present. No vote of any member of any such committee to report a measure or matter may be cast by proxy if rules adopted by such committee forbid the casting of votes for that purpose by proxy; however, proxies shall not be voted for such purpose except when the absent committee member has been informed of the matter on which he is being recorded and has affirmatively requested that he be so recorded. Action by any such committee in reporting any meas- ure or matter in accordance with the requirements of this subsection shall constitute the ratification by the committee of all action thereto- fore taken by the committee with respect to that measure or matter, including votes taken upon the measure or matter or any amendment thereto, and no point of order shall lie with respect to that measure or matter on the ground that such previous action with respect thereto by such committee was not taken in compliance with such require- V o t e s , tabula- ments. Whenever any such committee by rollcall vote reports any tion. measure or matter, the report of the committee upon such measure or matter shall include a tabulation of the votes cast in favor of and the votes cast in opposition to such measure or matter by each member of the committee. Nothing contained in this subsection shall abrogate the power of any committee of the Senate to adopt rules— "(1) providing for proxy voting on all matters other than the reporting of a measure or matter, or "(2) providing in accordance with the rules of the Senate for a lesser number as a quorum for any action other than the report- ing of a measure or matter.", (b) Clause 27(e) of Rule X I of the Rules of the House of Repre- sentatives is amended by adding at the end thereof the following: "No vote by any member of any committee with respect to any measure or matter may be cast by proxy unless such committee, by written rule adopted by the committee, permits voting by proxy and requires that
84 STAT. ] PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 1147 the proxy autliorization shall be in writing, shall designate the person who is to execute the proxy authorization, and shall be limited to a specific measure or matter and any amendments or motions pertaining thereto.". SUPPLEMENTAL, MINORITY, AND ADDITIONAL VIEWS SEC. 107. (a) Section 133(e) of the Legislative Eeorganization Act ^^""6. notice,. of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 190a(e)) is amended to read as follows: ^o stat. 831. "(e) If, at the time of approval of a measure or matter by any stand- ing committee of the Senate, any member of the committee gives notice of intention to file supplemental, minority, or additional views, that member shall be entitled to not less than three calendar days in which to file such views, in writing, with the clerk of the committee. All such views so filed by one or more members of the committee shall be included within, and shall be a part of, the report filed by the committee with respect to that measure or matter. The report of the committee upon that measure or matter shall be printed in a single volume which— "(1) shall include all supplemental, minority, or additional views which have been submitted by the time of the filing of the report, and "(2) shall bear upon its cover a recital that supplemental, mi- nority, or additional views are included as part of the report. This subsection does not preclude— " ( A ) the immediate filing and printing of a committee report unless timely request for the opportunity to file supplemental, minority, or additional views has been made as provided by this subsection; or " ( B ) the filing by any such committee of any supplemental report upon any measure or matter which may be required for the correction of any technical error in a previous report made by that committee upon that measure or matter.", (b) Clause 27(d) of Rule X I of the Rules of the House of Repre- sentatives, as amended by section 105(b) of this Act, is further amended by adding at the end thereof the following subparagraph: "(3) If, at the time of approval of any measure or matter by any committee (except the Committee on Rules) any member of the committee, gives notice of intention to file supplemental, minority, or additional views, that member shall be entitled to not less than three calendar days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays), in which to file such views, in writing and signed by that member, with the clerk of the committee. All such views so filed by one or more members of the committee shall be included within, and shall be a part of, the report filed by the committee with respect to that measure or matter. The report of the committee upon that measure or matter shall be printed in a single volume which— " ( A ) shall include all supplemental, minority, or additional views which have been submitted by the time of the filing of the report, and " ( B ) shall bear upon its cover a recital that supplemental, minority, or additional views are included as part of the report. This subparagraph does not preclude— "(i) the immediate filing or printing of a committee report unless timely request for the opportunity to file supplemental, minority, or additional views has been made as provided by this subparagraph; or
1148 PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 [84 STAT. "(ii) the filing by any such committee of any supplemental i-eport upon any measure or matter which may be required for the correction of any technical error in a previous report made by that committee upon that measure or matter.". AVAILABILITY OF C O M M I T T E E REPORTS A N D P R I N T E D H E A R I N G S ON MEASURES A N D MATTERS BEFORE FLOOR CONSIDERATION T H E R E O F SEC. 108. (a) Section 133(f) of the Legislative Reorganization 60 Stat. 831. Act of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 190a(f)) is amended to read as follows: "(f) A measure or matter reported by any standing committee of the Senate (including the Committee on Appropriations) shall not be considered in the Senate unless the report of that committee upon that measure or matter has been available to the Members of the Senate for at least three calendar days (excluding Saturdays, Sun- days, and legal holidays) prior to the consideration of that measure Hearings, or matter in the Senate. If hearings have been held on any such uib'utron^'"* '*^^" ^^©^sure or matter so reported, the committee reporting the measure or matter shall make every reasonable effort to have such hearings printed and available for distribution to the Members of the Senate prior to the consideration of such measure or matter in the Senate. This subsection— ^^^^^f- "(1) may be waived by joint agreement of the majority leader and the minority leader of the Senate; and " (2) shall not apply to— " ( A ) any measure for the declaration of war, or the dec- laration of a national emergency, by the Congress, and " ( B ) any executive decision, determination, or action which would become, or continue to be, effective unless dis- approved or otherwise invalidated by one or both Houses of Congress.'". (b) Clause 27(d) of Rule X I of the Rules of the House of Repre- sentatives, as amended by sections 105(b) and 107(b) of this Act, is further amended by adding at the end thereof the following sub- paragraph : "(4) A measure or matter reported by any committee (except the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on House Administra- tion, the Committee on Rules, and the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct) shall not be considered in the House unless the re- port of that committee upon that measure or matter has been available to the Members of the House for at least three calendar days (exclud- ing Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays) prior to the considera- tion of that measure or matter in the House. If hearings have been held on any such measure or matter so reported, the committee report- ing the measure or matter shall make every reasonable effort to have such hearings printed and available for distribution to the Members of the House prior to the consideration of such measure or matter in the House. This subparagraph shall not apply to— " ( A ) any measure for the declaration of war, or the declara- tion of a national emergency, by the Congress; and " ( B ) any executive decision, determination, or action which would become, or continue to be, effective unless disapproved or otherwise invalidated by one or both Houses of Congress.''. (c) Clause 6 of Rule X X I of the Rules of the House of Representa- tives is amended to read as follows: "6. No general appropriation bill shall be considered in the House until printed committee hearings and a committee report thereon have been available for the Members of the House for at least three calendar days (excluding Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays).".
84 STAT. ] PUBLIC'LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 1149 (d) Section 139(a) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 Repeal. (2 U.S.C. 190f (a)) is repealed. so stat. 833. M O T I O N S FOR CONSIDERATION B Y T H E H O U S E OF M E A S U R E S PREVIOUSLY MADE I N ORDER BY RESOLUTION FOR CONSIDERATION SEC. 109. Clause 27(d) of Rule X I of the Rules of the House of Representatives, as amended by sections 105(b), 107(b), and 108(b) of this Act, is further amended by adding at the end thereof the fol- lowing subparagraph: "(5) If, within seven calendar days after a measure has, by resolu- tion, been made in order for consideration by the House, no motion has been offered that the House consider that measure, the Speaker may, in his discretion, recognize any member of the committee which reported that measure to offer a motion that the House shall consider that measure, if that committee has duly authorized that member to offer that motion.". C O M M I T T E E F U N D S A N D S E N A T E APPROPRIATIONS C O M M I T T E E E X C E P T I O N SEC. 110. (a) Section 133 of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 190a), as amended by sections 102 to 108, inclusive, of ^o stat. 83i. this Act, is further amended by adding at the end thereof the follow- ing new subsections: " ( g ) Each standing committee of the Senate which, in any year Expenditure au- beginning on or after January 1, 1971, requires authorization for the luuon!""" '^^^°" expenditure of funds in excess of the amount specified by section 134 (a) of this Act shall offer one annual authorization resolution to pro- 2 use i90b. cure such authorization. Each such annual authorization resolution shall include a specification of the amount of all such funds sought by such committee for expenditure by all subcommittees thereof during that year and the amount so sought for each such subcommittee. The annual authorization resolution of any such committee of the Senate for each year beginning on or after January 1,1971, shall be offered not later than January 31 of that year, except that, whenever the designa- tion of members of standing committees of the Senate occurs during the first session of any Congress at a date later than January 20, such resolution may be offered by any standing committee of the Senate at any time within thirty days after the date on which a majority of the members of such committee have been designated during that session. After the date on which an annual authorization resolution has been supplemental au- offered by any such committee in any year, or the last date on which lutloT. such committee pursuant to the preceding sentence may offer such a resolution, whichever date occurs earlier, such committee in any year may procure authorization for the expenditure of funds in excess of the amount specified by section 134(a) of this Act only by offering a supplemental authorization resolution. Each such supplemental authorization resolution shall specify with particularit;^ the purpose for which such authorization is sought, and shall contain an explicit statement of the reason why authorization for the expenditures described therein could not have been sought at the time of, or within the period provided for, the submission by such committee of an annual authorization resolution for that year. The minority shall receive fair consideration in the appointment of staff personnel pursuant to any such annual or supplemental resolution. " ( h ) Except as otherwise specifically provided by this section, the Exception. foregoing provisions of this section do not apply to the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate.".
1150 PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 [84 STAT. (b) Rule X I of the Rules of the House of Representatives is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new clause: Primary expense "32. (a) Whenever any standing committee (except the Committee resolution. on Appropriations) is to be granted authorization for the payment, from the contingent fund of the House, of its expenses in any year, other than those expenses to be paid from appropriations provided by statute, such authorization initially shall be procured by one pri- mary expense resolution for that committee providing funds for the payment of the expenses of the committee for that year from the Printed reports, contingent fund of the House. Any such primary expense resolution availability. reported to the House shall not be considered in the House imless a printed report on that resolution has been available to the Members of the House for at least one calendar day prior to the consideration Contents. of that resolution in the House. Such report shall, for the information of the House— " (1) state the total amount of the funds to be provided to the committee under the primary expense resolution for all antici- pated activities and programs of the committee; and "(2) to the extent practicable, contain such general statements regarding the estimated foreseeable expenditures for the respec- tive anticipated activities and programs of the committee as may be appropriate to provide the House with basic estimates with respect to the expenditure generally of the funds to be provided to the committee under the primary expense resolution. Additional ex- "(b) After the date of adoption by the House of any such primary pense resolution. expense resolution for any such standing committee for any year, authorization for the payment from the contingent fund of addi- tional expenses of such committee in that year, other than those expenses to be paid from appropriations provided by statute, may be procured by one or more additional expense resolutions for that Printed reports, committee, as necessary. Any such additional expense resolution availability. reported to the House shall not be considered in the House unless a printed report on that resolution has been available to the Members of the House for at least one calendar day prior to the consideration Contents, of that resolution in the House. Such report shall, for the informa- tion of the House— "(1) state the total amount of additional funds to be provided to the committee under the additional expense resolution and the purpose or purposes for which those additional funds are to be used by the committee; and "(2) state the reason or reasons for the failure to procure the additional funds for the committee by means of the primary expense resolution. Minority party "(c) The minority party on any such standing committee is staff personnel, funds. entitled, if they so request, to not less than one-third of the funds pro- vided for the appointment of committee staff personnel pursuant to each such primary or additional expense resolution. Exceptions. " ( d ) The preceding j)rovisions of this clause do not apply to— "(1) any resoliition providing for the payment from the con- tingent fund of the House of sums necessary to pay compensa- tion for staff services performed for, or to pay other expenses of, any standing committee at any time from and after the beginning of any year and before the date of adoption by the House of the primary expense resolution providing funds to pay the expenses of that committee for that year; and "(2) any resolution providing in any Congress, for all of the standing committees of the House, additional office equipment,
84 STAT. ] PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 1151 airmail and special delivery postage stamps, supplies, staff person- nel, or any other specific item for the operation of the standing committees, and containing an authorization for the payment from the contingent fund of the House of the expenses of any of the foregoing items provided by that resolution, subject to and until enactmient of the provisions of the resolution as permanent law.". PUBLIC NOTICE OF COMMITTEE HEARINOS SEC. 111. (a) (1) Part 3 of title I of the Legislative Keorganization Act of 1946 (60 Stat. 831) is amended by inserting immediately after 2 use i90etseq. section 133 thereof the following new section: "SENATE COMMITTEE HEARING PROCEDURE "SEC. 133A. (a) Each standing, select, or special committee of the Senate (except the Committee on Appropriations) shall make public announcement of the date, place, and subject matter of any hearing to be conducted by the committee on any measure or matter at least one w^eek before the commencement of that hearing unless the committee determines tliat there is good cause to begin such hearing at an earlier date.". (2) Title I of the table of contents of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (60 Stat. 813) is amended by inserting, immediately below the item relating to section 133 contained in that title, the following: "Sec. 133A. Senate committee hearing procedure.". (b) Clause 27(f) of Rule X I of the Rules of the House of Repre- sentatives is amended to read as follows: " ( f ) ( 1 ) Each committee of the House (except the Committee on Rules) shall make public announcement of the date, place, and sub- ject matter of any hearing to be conducted by the committee on any measure or matter at least one week before the commencement of that hearing, unless the committee determines that there is good cause to begin such hearing at an earlier date. If the committee makes that determination, the committee shall make such public announcement at the earliest possible date. Such public announcement also shall be pub- Publication in lished in the Daily Digest portion of the Congressional Record as soon Recordr'°"^ as possible after such public announcement is made by the committee.". OPEN C O M M I T T E E HEARINGS SEC. 112. (a) Section 133A of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946, as enacted by section 111 (a) of this Act, is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection: "(b) Each hearing conducted by each standing, select, or special committee of the Senate (except the Committee on Appropriations) shall be open to the public except when the committee determines that the testimony to be taken at that hearing may relate to a matter of national security, may tend to reflect adversely on the character or reputation of the witness or any other individual, or may divulge matters deemed confidential under other provisions of law or Govern- ment regulation.". (b) Clause 27(f) of Rule X I of the Rules of the House of Repre- sentatives, as amended by section 111(b) of this Act, is further amended by adding at the end thereof the following new sub- paragraph : "(2) Each hearing conducted by each committee shall be open to the public except when the committee, by majority vote, determines otherwise.".
1152 PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 [84 STAT. S T A T E M E N T S OF W I T N E S S E S AT C O M M I T T E E HEARINGS SEC. 113. (a) Section 133A of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946, as enacted and amended by section 111(a) and 112(a) of this Act, is further amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsections: Proposed testi" "(c) Eacih standing, select, or special committee of the Senate mony, written statement* (except the Committee on Appropriations) shall require each witness who is to appear before the committee in any hearing to file with the clerk of the committee, at least one day before the date of the appear- ance of that witness, a written statement of his proposed testimony unless the committee chairman and the ranking minority member determine that there is good cause for the failure of the witness to file Statements, di- such a statement in compliance with this subsection. If so requested gest. by any such committee, the staff of the committee shall prepare for the use of the members of the committee before each day of hearing before the committee a digest of the statements which have been so filed by witnesses who are to appear before the committee on that day. Summary and " ( d ) After the conclusion of each day of hearing, if so requested printing. by any such committee, the staff shall prepare for the use of the mem- bers of the committee a summary of the testimony given before the committee on that day. After approval by the chairman and the rank- ing minority member of the committee, each such summary may be printed as a part of the committee hearings if such hearings are ordered by the committee to be printed.". (b) Clause 27(f) of Rule X I of the Rules of the House of Repre- sentatives, as amended by section 111(b) and 112(b) of this Act, is further amended by adding at the end thereof the following niew subparagraph: "(3) Each committee shall require, so far as practicable, each wit- ness who is to appear before it to file with the committee, in advance of his appearance, a written statement of his proposed testimony and to limit his oral presentation at his appearance to a brief summary of his argument.". CALLING o r W I T N E S S E S SELECTED BY T H E M I N O R I T Y A T C O M M I T T E E HEARINGS SEC. 114. (a) Section 133A of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946, as enacted and amended by section 111 ( a ) , 112(a), and 113 (a) of this Act, is further amended by adding at the end thereof the fol- lowing new subsection: "(e) Whenever any hearing is conducted by any such committee of the Senate (except the Committee on Appropriations) upon any meas- ure or matter, the minority on the committee shall be entitled, upon request made by a majority of the minority members to the chairman before the completion of such hearing, to call witnesses selected by the minority to testify with respect to the measure or matter during at least one day of hearing thereon.". (b) Clause 27 (f) of Rule X I of the Rules of the House of Represent- atives, as amended bv section 111(b), 112(b), and 113(b) of this Act, is further amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subparagraph: "(4) Whenever any hearing is conducted by any committee upon any measure or matter, the minority party members on the committee shall be entitled, upon request to the chairman by a majority of those minority party members before the completion o:^ such hearing, to call witnesses selected by the minority to testify with respect to that meas- ure or matter during at least one day of hearing thereon.".
84 STAT. ] PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 1153 POINTS OF ORDER W i T H RESPECT TO COMMITTEE HEARING PROCEDURE SEC. 115. (a) Section 133A of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946, as enacted and amended by section 111(a), 112(a), 113(a), and 114(a) of this Act, is further amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection: " ( f ) Whenever any such committee of the Senate (except the Com- mittee on Appropriations) has reported any measure, by action taken in conformity with the requirements of section 133(d) of this Act, no Ante, p. l u e . point of order shall lie with respect to that measure on the ground that hearings upon that measure by the committee were not conducted in accordance with the provisions of this section.". (b) Clause 27(f) of Rule X I of the Rules of the House of Repre- sentatives, as amended by sections 111(b), 112(b), 113(b), and 114(b) of this Act, is further amended by adding at the end thereof the fol- lowing new subparagraph: "(5) No point of order shall lie with respect to any measure reported by any committee on the ground that hearings upon such measure were not conducted in accordance with the provisions of this clause; except that a point of order on that ground may be made by any member of the committee which has reported the measure if, m the committee, such point of order was (A) timely made and (B) improp- erly overruled or not properly considered.". BROADCASTING OF COMMITTEE HEARINGS SEC. 116. (a) Section 133A(b) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946, as enacted by section 112(a) of this Act, is amended Ante, p. n s i . by adding at the end thereof the following: "Whenever any such hearing is open to the public, that hearing may be broadcast by radio or television, or both, under such rules as the committee may adopt.". (b) Rule X I of the Rules of the House of Representatives is amended by adding at the end thereof the following n«»w clause: "33. (a) I t is the purpose of this clause to {)rovide a means, in ^^^^f^°' **^*" conformity with acceptable standards of dignity, propriety, and era gel' ^ *"*'''°''" decorum, by which committee hearings which are open to the public may be covered, by television broadcast, radio broadcast, and still pho- tography, or by any of such methods of coverage— "(1) for the education, enlightenment, and information of the Purpose. general public, on the basis of accurate and impartial news cov- erage, regarding the operations, procedures, and practices of the House as a legislative and representative body and regarding the measures, public issues, and other matters before the House and its committees, the consideration thereof, and the action taken thereon; and " (2) for the development of the perspective and understanding of the general public with respect to the role and function of the House under the Constitution of the United States as an organ of the Federal Government. "(b) In addition, it is the intent of this clause that radio and tele- prohibition. vision tapes and television film of any coverage under this clause shall not be used, or made available for use, as partisan political campaign material to promote or oppose the candidacy of any person for elective public office. "(c) I t is, further, the intent of this clause that the general conduct of each meeting of an^ hearing or hearings covered, under authority of this clause, by television broadcast, radio broadcast, and still pho-
1154 PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 [84 STAT. toffraphy, or by any of such methods of coverage, and the personal behavior of the committee members and staff, other Government officials and personnel, witnesses, television, radio, and press media personnel, and the general public at the hearing shall be in strict con- formity with and observance of the acceptable standards of dignity, propriety, courtesy, and decorum traditionally observed by the House in its operations and shall not be such as to— " ( A ) distort the objects and purposes of the hearing or the activities of committee members in connection with that hearing or in connection with the general work of the committee or of the House; or " ( B ) cast discredit or dishonor on the House, the committee, or any Member or bring the House, the committee, or any Member into disrepute. " ( d ) The coverage of committee hearings by television broadcast, radio broadcast, or still photography is a privilege made available by the House and shall be permitted and conducted only in strict con- formity with the purposes, provisions, and requirements of this clause. "(e) Whenever any hearing conducted by any committee of the House is open to the public, that committee may permit, by majority vote of the committee, that hearing to be covered, in whole or in part, by television broadcast, radio broadcast, and still photography, or by any of such methods of coverage, but only under such written rules as the committee may adopt in accordance with the purposes, provi- sions, and requirements of this clause. Written rules "(f) The written rules which may be adopted by a committee provisions. under paragraph (e) of this clause shall contain provisions to the following effect: "(1) If the television or radio coverage of the hearing is to be presented to the public as live coverage, that coverage shall be conducted and presented without commercial sponsorship. "(2) No witness served with a subpena by the committee shall be required against his will to be photographed at any hearing or to give evidence or testimony while the broadcasting of that hearing, by radio or television, is being conducted. A t the request of any such witness who does not wish to be subjected to radio, television, or still photography coverage, all lenses shall be covered and all microphones used for coverage turned off. This subpara- graph is supplementary to paragraph (m) of clause 27 of this rule, relating to the protection of the rights of witnesses. Television cam- "(3) Not more than four television cameras, operating from eras, numeric al limitation. fixed positions, shall be permitted in a hearing room. The alloca- tion among the television media of the positions of the number of television cameras permitted in a hearing room shall be in accordance with fair and equitable procedures devised by the Executive Committee of the Radio and Television Correspondents' Galleries. "(4) Television cameras shall be placed so as not to obstruct in any way the space between any witness giving evidence or testimony and any member of the committee or the visibility of that witness and that member to each other. "(5) Television cameras shall not be placed in positions which obstruct unnecessarily the coverage of the hearing by the other media. "(6) Equipment necessary for coverage by the television and radio media shall not be installed in, or removed from, the hearing room while the committee is in session.
84 STAT. ] PUBLIC LA\'P 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 1155 "(7) Floodlights, spotlights, strobelights, and flashguns shall not be used in providing any method of coverage of the hearing, except that the television media may install additional lighting in the hearing room, without cost to the Government, in order to raise the ambient lighting level in the hearing room to the lowest level necessary to provide adequate television coverage of the hearing at the then current state of the art of television coverage. Press photog- "(8) Not more than five press photographers shall be permitted raphers, numer- to cover a hearing by still photography. I n the selection of these ical limitation. photographers, preference shall be given to photographers from Associated Press Photos and United Press International News- pictures. If request is made by more than five of the media for coverage of the hearing by still photography, that coverage shall be made on the basis of a fair and equitable pool arrangement devised by the Standing Committee of Press Photographers. "(9) Photographers shall not position themselves, at any time during the course of the hearing, between the witness table and the members of the committee. "(10) Photographers shall not place themselves in positions which obstruct unnecessarily the coverage of the hearing by the other media. "(11) Personnel providing coverage by the television and radio media shall be then currently accredited to the Radio and Television Correspondents' Galleries. "(12) Personnel providing coverage by still photography shall be then currently accredited to the Press Photographers' Gallery. " (13) Personnel providing coverage by the television and radio media and by still photography shall conduct themselves and their coverage activities in an orderly and unobtrusive manner.". COMMITTEE MEETINGS DURING SESSIONS OF THE HOUSES OF CONGRESS SEC. 117. (a) Section 134(c) of the Legislative Reorganization Act Restrictions, of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 190b (b)) is amended to read as follows: 60 Stat. 831; "(c) Except as otherwise provided in this subsection, no standing Post, p. 1440. committee of the Senate shall sit, without special leave, while the Senate is in session. The prohibition contained in the preceding sen- Exception. tence shall not apply to the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate. Any other standing committee of the Senate may sit for any purpose while the Senate is in session if consent therefor has been obtained from the majority leader and the minority leader of the Senate. In the event of the absence of either of such leaders, the con- sent of the absent leader may be given by a Senator designated by such leader for that purpose. Notwithstanding the provisions of this subsection, any standing committee of the Senate may sit without special leave for any purpose as authorized by paragraph 5 of rule X X V of the Standing Rules of the Senate.". (b) Clause 31 of rule X I of the Rules of the House of Representa- Five-minute rule. tives is amended to read as follows: "31. No committee of the House (except the Committee on Appro- priations, the Committee on Government Operations, the Committee on Internal Security, the Committee on Rules, and the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct) may sit, without special leave, while the House is reading a measure for amendment under the five-minute rule.".
1156 PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 [84 STAT. LEGISLATIVE REVIEW BY STANDING COMMITTEES SEC. 118. (a) (1) Section 136 of the Legislative Reorganization Act 60 Stat. 832. of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 190d) is amended to read as follows: " L E G I S L A T I V E R E V I E W B Y S E N A T E S T A N D I N G COMMITTEES "SEC. 136. (a) I n order to assist the Senate in— " (1) its analysis, appraisal, and evaluation of the application, administration, and execution of the laws enacted by the Congress, and "(2) its formulation, consideration, and enactment of such modifications of or changes in those laws, and of such additional legislation, as may be necessary or appropriate, each standing committee of the Senate shall review and study, on a continuing basis, the application, administration, and execution of those laws, or parts of laws, the subject matter of which is within the jurisdiction of that committee. Report to Senate, "(b) Each Standing committec of the Senate shall submit, not later than March 31 of each odd-numbered year beginning on and after January 1, 1973, to the Senate a report on the activities of that com- mittee under this section during the Congress ending at noon on Jan- uary 3 of such year. Exception. "(c) The preceding provisions of this section do not apply to the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate." (2) Title I of the table of contents of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (60 Stat. 813) is amended by striking out— "Sec. 136. Legislative oversight by standing committees." • and inserting in lieu thereof— "Sec. 136. Legislative review by Senate standing committees.". (b) Clause 28 of Rule X I of the Rules of the House of Representa- tives is amended to read as follows: "28. (a) In order to assist the House in— "(1) its analysis, appraisal, and evaluation of the application, administration, and execution of the laws enacted by the Congress, and "(2) its formulation, consideration, and enactment of such modifications of or changes in those laws, and of such additional legislation, as may be necessary or appropriate, each standin^g committee shall review and study, on a continuing basis, the application, administration, and execution of those laws, or parts of laws, the subject matter of which is within the jurisdiction of that committee. Report to House, n ^]y^ Each Standing Committee shall submit to the House, not later than January 2 of each odd-numbered year beginning on or after January 1^ 1973, a report on the activities of that committee under this clause during the Congress ending at noon on January 3 of such year. Exceptions. "(c) The preceding provisions of this clause do not apply to the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on House Administra- tion, the Committee on Rules, and the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct.".
84 STAT. ] PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 1157 DEBATE T I M E UNDEIR F I V E - M I N U T E RULE I N COMMITTEE OF T H E WHOLE HOUSE FOR A M E N D M E N T S PREVIOUSLY PRINTED I N CONGRESSIONAL RECORD SEC. 119. Clause 6 of Rule X X I I I of the Rules of the House of Repre- sentatives is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new sentience: "However, if debate is closed on any section or paragraph under this clause before there has been debate on any amendment which any Member shall have caused to be printed in the Congressional Record after the reporting of the bill by the commmittee but at least one day prior to floor consideration of such amendment, the Member who caused such amendment to be printed in the Record shall be given five minutes in which to explain such amendment, after which the first person to obtain the floor shall be given five minutes in opposition to it, and there shall be no further debate thereon; but such time for debate shall not be allowed when the offering of such amendment is dilatory.". RECORDING OF TELLER VOTES IN THE HOUSE SEC, 120. Clause 5 of Rule I of the Rules of the House of Repre- sentatives is amended to read as follows: "5. H e shall rise to put a question, but may state it sitting; and shall put questions in this form, to wit: 'As many as are in favor (as the question may be), say "Aye".'; and after the affirmative voice is expressed, 'As many as are opposed, say "No".'; if he doubts, or a division is called for, the House shall divide; those in the affirmative of the question shall first rise from their seats, and then those in the negative; if he still doubts, or a count is required by at least one-fifth of a quorum, he shall name one or more from each side of the question to tell the Members in the affirmative and negative; which being re- ported, he shall rise and state the decision. If before tellers are named any Member requests tellers with clerks and that request is supported by at least one-fifth of a quorum, the names of those voting on each side of the question and the names of those not voting shall be re- corded by clerks or by electronic device, and shall be entered in the Journal. Members shall have not less than twelve minutes from the naming of tellers with clerks to be counted.". RECORDING OF ROLL CALLS A N D QUORUM CALLS THROUGH ELECTRONIC E Q U I P M E N T I N T H E HOUSE SEC. 121. (a) Rule X V of the Rules of the House of Representatives is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new clause: "5. I n lieu of the calling of the names of Members in the manner provided for under the preceding provisions of this Rule, upon any roll call or quorum call, the names of such Members voting or present may be recorded through the use of appropriate electronic equipment. I n any such case, the Clerk shall enter in the Journal and publish in the Congressional Record, in alphabetical order in each category, a list of the names of those Members recorded as voting in the affirmative, of those Members recorded as voting in the negative, and of those Members voting present, as the case may be, as if their names had been called in the manner provided for under such preceding provisions,". (b) The contingent fund of the House of Representatives shall be available to provide the electronic equipment necessary to carry out the purpose of the amendment made by subsection ( a ) .
1158 PUBLIC LAW 91-530-OCT. 26, 1970 [84 STAT. E X P E D I T I O U S CONDUCT O F CALLS O F T H E HOUSE SEC. 122. (a) Clause 2 of Rule X V of the Rules of the House of Representatives is amended— (1) by inserting " ( a ) " immediately after "2."; and (2) by adding at the end thereof the following new paragraph : "(b) When a call of the House in the absence of a quorum is ordered^ the Speaker of the House or the Chairman of the Committee of the Whole House, as the case may be, in his discretion may order the Clerk of the House to lay out tally sheets on which the presence of the Members shall be recorded by the Clerk or the respective Mem- bers. When a quorum has been recorded, which in the Committee of the Whole House shall be one hundred Members, the Clerk shall advise the Speaker or Chairman of this fact, after which it shall be in order to entertain a motion, which is privileged and shall be decided without debate, to dispense with further proceedings under the call, and the business of the House or the Committee of the Whole sliall then resume. However, for a period of thirty minutes following the com- mencement of such quorum call, Members who are present before the expiration of such thirty-minute period may have their presence Absent Members, recorded ou such tally sheets. Absent Members shall be recorded in the recording. J o u m a l of the House.". (b) Clause 2 of Rule X X I I I of the Rules of the House of Repre- sentatives is amended to read as follows: "2. Unless the Chairman invokes the procedure for the call of the roll under paragraph (b) of clause 2 of Rule X V , whenever a Com- mittee of the Whole House or of the Whole House on the State of the Union finds itself without a quorum, which shall consist of one hun- dred Members, the Chairman shall cause the roll to be called, and thereupon the committee shall rise, and the Chairman shall report the names of the absentees to the House, which shall be entered on the Journal; but if on such call a quorum shall appear, the committee shall thereupon resume its sitting without further order of the House.''. DEBATE ON M O T I O N TO R E C O M M I T W I T H I N S T R U C T I O N S AFTER PREVIOUS Q U E S T I O N I S ORDERED I N T H E H O U S E SEC. 123. Clause 4 of Rule X V I of the Rules of the House of Rep- resentatives is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new sentence: "However, with respect to any motion to recommit with instructions after the previous question shall have been ordered, it always shall be in order to debate such motion for ten minutes be- fore the vote is taken on that motion, one half of such time to be given to debate by the mover of the motion and one half to debate in opposi- tion to the motion.". DELIVERY OF COPIES OF A M E N D M E N T S OFFERED I N COMMITTEE OF THE WHOLE HOUSE SEC. 124. Clause 5 of Rule X X I I I of the Rules of the House of Representatives is amended by adding at the end thereof the follow- ing: "Upon the offering of any amendment by a Member, when the House is meeting in the Committee of the Whole, the Clerk shall promptly transmit to the majority committee table five copies of the amendment and five copies to the minority committee table. Further, the Clerk shall deliver at least one copy of the amendment to the majority cloak room and at least one copy to the minority cloak room.".
84 STAT. ] PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 1159 CONFERENCE REPORTS SEC. 125. (a) (1) The section caption of section 135 of the Legisla- tive Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 190c) is amended to read as eo stat. 832. follows: "SENATE CONFERENCE REPORTS". (2) Section 135 of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 190c) is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsections: "(c) Each report made by a committee of conference to the Senate .e^a't^^r^ort^ shall be printed as a report of the Senate. As so printed, such report ° ^ ^ ''^^°''' shall be accompanied by an explanatory statement prepared jointly by the conferees on the part of the House and the conferees on the part of the Senate. Such statement shall be sufficiently detailed and explicit to inform the Senate as to the effect which the amendments or propositions contained in such report will have upon the measure to which those amendments or propositions relate. " ( d ) If time for debate in the consideration of any report of a Debate, equal committee of conference upon the floor of the Senate is limited, the "'"^* time allotted for debate shall be equally divided between the majority party and the minority party.". (3) The item relating to section 135 contained in the table of con- tents of the Legislative Rex>rganization Act of 1946 (60 Stat. 813) is amended to read as follows: "Sec. 135. Senate Conference Reports.". (b) (1) Paragraph (c) of clause 1 of Rule X X V I I I of the Rules of the House of Representatives is amended to read as follows: "(c) Each report made by a committee of conference to the House printing as shall be printed as a report of the House. As so printed, such report ^°^^^ report. shall be accompanied by an explanatory statement prepared jointly by the conferees on the part of the House and the conferees on the part of the Senate. Such statement shall be sufficiently detailed and explicit to inform the House as to the effect which the amendments or propositions contained in such report will have upon the measure to which those amendments or propositions relate.". (2) Clause 2 of Rule X X V I I I of the Rules of the House of Repre- sentatives is amended to read as follows: "2. I t shall not be in order to consider the report of a committee ^ Printing of con- of conference unless such report and the accompanying statement shall ference " report in Record. have been printed in the Record, at least three calendar days (exclud- ing Saturdays, Sundays, and legal holidays) prior to the considera- tion of such report by the House; but this provision does not apply during the last six days of the session. Nor shall it be in order to con- ^, Availability on sider any conference report unless copies of the report and accompany- floor. ing statement are then available on the floor. The time allotted for debate in the consideration of any such report shall be equally divided between the majority party and the minority party.". (3) Clause 3 of Rule X X V I I I of the Rules of the House of Repre- sentatives is amended— (1) by striking out ", but their report shall not include matter not committed to the conference committee by either House."; and (2) by inserting in lieu thereof the following: ", but the intro- duction of any language in that substitute presenting a specific additional topic, question, issue, or proposition not committed to tlie conference committee by either House shall not constitute a 47-348 O - 72 - 77 (Pt. 1)
1160 PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 [84 STAT. germane modification of the matter in disagreement. Moreover, their report shall not include matter not committed to the confer- ence committee by either House, nor shall their report include a modification of any specific topic, question, issue, or proposition committed to the conference committee by either or both Houses if that modification is beyond the scope of that specific topic, question, issue, or proposition as so committed to the conference committee.". M O T I O N S I N T H E H O U S E TO DISPOSE O F N O N G E R M A N E A M E N D M E N T S B E T W E E N T H E TWO H O U S E S SEC. 126. (a) Clause 1 of Rule X X of the Rules of the House of Representatives is amended hj adding at the end thereof the following new sentences: "Such a motion, and any motion, rule, or order to dispose of amendments between the two Houses to any House or Senate bill or resolution (other than a motion to request or agree to a confer- ence) , shall require for adoption, on demand of sm^ Member, a separate vote on each amendment to be disposed of if, originating in the House, such amendment would be subject to a point of order on a question of germaneness under clause 7 of Rule X V I . Before such separate vote is taken, it shall be in order to debate such amendment for forty min- utes, one-half of such time to be given to debate in favor of, and one-half to debate in opposition to, the amendment.". (b) Rule X X of the Rules of the House of Representatives is amended by adding at the end thereof the following clause: "3. No amendment of the Senate which would be in violation of the provisions of clause 7 of Rule X V I , if such amendment had been offered in the House, shall be agreed to by the managers on the part of the House unless specific authority to agree to such amendment shall be first given by the House by a separate vote on every such amendment.". READING OF T H E J O U R N A L OF T H E HOUSE SEC. 127. Clause 1 of Rule I of the Rules of the House of Repre- sentatives is amended— (1) by striking out "at the last sitting, immediately call" and inserting in lieu thereof "at the last sitting and immediately call"; and (2) by striking out ", and on the appearance of a quorum, cause the Journal of the proceedings of the last day's sitting to be read, having previously examined and approved the same." and insert- ing in lieu thereof a period and the following: "On the appearance of a quorum, the Speaker, having examined the Journal of the proceedings of the last day's sitting and approved the same, shall announce to the House his approval of the Journal; where- upon, unless the Speaker, in his discretion, orders the reading of the Journal, the Journal shall be considered as read. However, it shall then be in order to offer one motion that the Journal be read and such motion is of the highest privilege and shall be determined without debate.". CLOSING O F T H E DOORS I N CALLS OF T H E HOUSE Post, p. 1440. S E C 128. Clause 2 of rule X V of the Rules of the House of Rep- resentatives is amended by striking out ", and in all calls of the House the doors shall be closed, the names of the Members shall be called by
84 STAT. ] PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 197C 1161 the Clerk, and m e absentees noted;" and inserting in lieu thereof ", and in all calls of the House the names of the Members shall be called by the Clerk, and the absentees noted, but the doors shall not be closed except when so ordered by the Speaker;". CLARIFICATION OF C E R T A I N PROVISIONS A N D E L I M I N A T I O N OF OBSOLETE LANGUAGE I N CERTAIN H O U S E RULES SEC. 129. (a) Clause 27(a) of Eule X I of the Rules of the House of Representatives is amended to read as follows: " ( a ) The Rules of the House are the rules of its committees and subcommittees so far as applicable, except that a motion to recess from day to day is a motion of high privilege in committees and subcom- mittees. Any committee may adopt additional written rules not incon- sistent with the Rules of tne House and those additional rules shall be binding on each subcommittee of that committee. Each subcommit- tee of a committee is a part of that committee and is subject to the authority and direction of that committee.". (b) Rulfe X I I of the Rules of the House of Representatives is amended to read as follows: "RULE XII. "RESIDENT COMMISSIONER "The Resident Commissioner to the United States from Puerto Rico shall be elected to serve on standing committees in the same manner as Members of the House and shall possess in such committees the same powers and privileges as the other Members.". (c) Clause 3 of Rule I I I of the Rules of the House of Representa- tives is amended— (1) by striking out "to Members and Delegates" and inserting in lieu thereof "to Members and the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico"; (2) by striking out "Members and officers" and inserting in lieu thereof "Members, the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico, and officers"; (3) by striking out "and Territory"; (4) by striking out "preserve for and deliver or mail to each Member and Delegate an extra copy, in good binding, of all docu- ments printed by order of either House of the Congress to which he belonged;" and inserting in lieu thereof "deliver or mail to any Member or the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico an extra copy, in binding of good quality, of each document requested by that Member or the Resident Commissioner which has been printed, by order of either House of the Congress, in any Congress in which he served;"; and (5) by striking out "of Members and Delegates" and inserting in lieu thereof "of Members and the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico". (d) Clause 1 of Rule I V of the Rules of the House of Representa- tives is amended by striking out "of Members and Delegates" and in- serting in lieu thereof "of Members and the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico". (e) (1) Clause 2 of Rule V of the Rules of the House of Repre- sentatives is repealed. (2) Clause 3 of Rule V of the Rules of the House of Representa- tives is redesignated as clause 2 of that Rule.
1162 PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 [84 STAT. (f) Rule V I of the Eules of the House of Representatives is amended to read as follows: "RULE VI. a D U T I E S OF T H E POSTMASTER "The Postmaster shall superintend the post office in the Capitol and in the respective office buildings of the House for the accommoda- tion of Representatives, the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico, and officers of the House and shall be held responsible for the prompt and safe delivery of their mail.". (g) Clause 9 of Rule X I of the Rules of the House of Representa- tives is amended by striking out "clause 1 5 ( d ) " wherever occurring therein and inserting in lieu thereof "clause 16(d)". (h) Clause 23 of Rule X I of the Rules of the House of Representa- tives is amended— (1) by striking out "paragraph 7" and inserting in lieu thereof "clause 7 " ; and (2) by striking out "paragraph 4" and inserting in lieu there- of "clause 4". (i) Clause 25 of Rule X I of the Rules of the House of Representa- tives is amended to read as follows: "25. The Committee on House Administration shall make final re- port to the House in each contested-election case at such time as the committee considers practicable in that Congress to which the con- testee is elected.". (j) Clause 27(j) of Rule X I of the Rules of the House of Repre- sentatives is amended by striking out "paragraph 27 of Rule X I of the House of Representatives" and inserting in lieu thereof "this clause of this Rule". (k) Clause 7 of Rule X X I V of the Rules of the House of Repre- sentatives is amended by striking out "paragraph 4" and inserting in lieu thereof "clause 4". (1) Clause 2 of Rule X X X I V of the Rules of the House of Repre- sentatives is amended by striking out ", one to the International News Service, and one to the United Press Associations," and inserting in lieu thereof "and one to United Press International". (m) Clause 3 of Rule X X X I V of the Rules of the House of Rep- resentatives is amended— (1) by striking out "wireless" and inserting in lieu thereof "television"; (2) by striking out "standing Committee of Radio Reporters" and inserting in lieu thereof "Executive Committee of the Radio and Television Correspondents' Galleries"; and (3) by striking out "Transradio Press Service" and inserting in lieu thereof "American Broadcasting Company". (n) Clause 2 of Rule X X X V I of the Rules of the House of Repre- sentatives is amended— (1) by striking out "National Archives" and inserting in lieu thereof "General Services Administration"; and (2) by striking out ", and in so transferring he may act jointly with the Secretary of the Senate." and inserting in lieu thereof a period and the following: "In making the transfer, the Clerk may act j ointly with the Secretary of the Senate."
84 STAT. ] PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 1163 SENATE COMMITTEE RULES SEC. 130. (a) P a r t 3 of title I of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 is further amended by adding after section 133A of such Act, as enacted by this title, the following new section: Ante, p. iisi. "SENAT^E C O M M I T T E E RULES "SEC. 133B. Each standing, select, or special committee of the Sen- ate shall adopt rules (not inconsistent with the Standing Rules of the Senate or with those provisions of law having the force and effect of Standing Rules of the Senate) governing the procedure of such committee. The rules of each such committee shall be published in Publication in the Congressional Record not later than March 1 of each j^ear, except Record.^^^°"^ that if any such committee is established on or after February 1 of a year, the rules of that committee during the year of establish- ment shall be published in the Congressional Record not later than sixty days after such establishment. A n amendment to the rules of any such committee shall be published in the Congressional Record not later than thirty days after the adoption of such amendment. If the Congressional Record is not published on the last day of any period during which the rules of any such committee, or an amend- ment to those rules, is required to be published in the Congressional Record by this section, such rules or amendment shall be published in the first daily edition of the Congressional Record published fol- lowing such day." (b) Title I of the table of contents of the Legislative Reorganiza- tion Act of 1946 is amended hj inserting, immediately below the item relating to section 133A contained in that title (as added by section 111 (a) (2) of this Act), the following: "Sec. 133B. Senate Committee Rules." JURISDICTION OF STANDING COMMITTEES OF THE SENATE SEC. 131. Paragraph 1 of Rule X X V of the Standing Rules of the Senate is amended— (1) by striking out in subparagraph (e) — "Committee on Banking and Currency," and inserting in lieu thereof— "Committee on Banking, Housing and Urban Affairs,"; (2) by adding at the end of subparagraph (e) the following item: "10. Urban affairs generally."; (3) by striking out in subparagraph (h) (relating to the Com- mittee on Finance) the following numbered items— "10. Veterans' measures generally. "11. Pensions of all the wars of the United States, general and special. "12. Life insurance issued by the Government on account of service in the armed forces. "13. Compensation of veterans."; (4) by striking out in subparagraph (m) (relating to the Com- mittee on Labor and Public Welfare) — "16. Vocational rehabilitation and education of veterans. "IT. Veterans' hospitals, medical care and treatment of veterans. "18. Soldiers' and sailors' civil relief. "19. Readjustment of servicemen to civil life.";
1164 PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 [84 STAT. (5) by adding at the end thereof the following new subpara- graph— "(q) Committee on Veterans* Affairs, to which committee shall be referred all proposed legislation, messages, petitions, memorials, and other matters relating to the following subjects: " 1 . Veterans' measures generally. "2. Pensions of all wars of the United States, general and special. "3. Life insurance issued by the Government on account of service in the armed forces. "4. Compensation of veterans. "5. Vocational rehabilitation and education of veterans. "6. Veterans' hospitals, medical care and treatment of veterans. "7. Soldiers' and sailors' civil relief. "8. Readjustment of servicemen to civil life. "9. National cemeteries."; and (6) by striking out in subparagraph (k) (relating to the Com- mittee on Interior and Insular Affairs) the following item— "5. Military parks and battlefields, and national cemeteries." and inserting in lieu thereof— "5. Military parks and battlefields." M E M B E R S H I P OF S T A N D I N G C O M M I T T E E S OE T H E SENATE SEC. 132. (a) Paragraph 1 of Rule X X V of the Standing Rules of the Senate, as such paragraph existed on the day preceding the effec- tive date of this section, is amended— (1) by striking out in subparagraph (a) the words "to consist of fifteen Senators,"; (2) by striking out in subparagraph (b) the words "to consist of thirteen Senators," j (3) by striking out m subparagraph (c) the words "to consist of twenty-four Senators,"; (4) by striking out in subparagraph (d) the words "to consist of eighteen Senators,"; (5) by striking out in subparagraph (e) the words "to consist of fifteen Senators,"; (6} by striking out in subparagraph (f) the words "to consist of nineteen Senators,"; (7) by striking out in subparagraph (g) the words "to consist of seven Senators,"; (8) by striking out in subparagraph (h) the words "to consist of seventeen Senators,"; (9) by striking out in subparagraph (i) the words "to consist of fifteen Senators,"; (10) by striking out in subparagraph (j) (1) the words "to consist of fifteen Senators,"; (11) by striking out in subparagraph (k) the words "to consist of seventeen Senators,"; (12) by striking out in subparagraph (1) the words "to consist of seventeen Senators,"; (13) by striking out in subparagraph (m) the words "to consist of seventeen Senators,"; (14) by striking out in subparagraph (n) the words "to consist of twelve Senators,"; (15) by striking out in subparagraph (o) the words "to consist of fifteen Senators,"; and (16) by striking out in subparagraph (p) (1) the words "to consist of nine Senators,".
84 STAT. ] PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 1165 (b) Paragraphs 2,3,4, and 5 of Rule X X V of the Standing Rules of the Senate are redesignated as paragraphs 4, 5, 6, and 7 thereof, respectively. (c) Rule X X V of the Standing Rules of the Senate is amended by inserting therein, immediately after paragraph 1, the following new paragraphs: "2. Except as otherwise provided by paragraph 6 of this rule, each of the following standing committees shall consist of the number of Senators set forth in the following table on the line on which the name of that committee appears: "Committee Members "Aeronautical and Space Sciences 14 "Agriculture and Forestry 13 "Appropriations 24 "Armed Services 15 "Banking, Housing, and Urban Affairs 15 "Commerce 17 "Finance 15 "Foreign Relations 15 "Government Operations 14 "Interior and Insular Affairs 14 "Judiciary 15 "Labor and Public Welfare 15 "Public Works 14. "3. Except as otherwise provided by paragraph 6 of this rule, each of the following standing committees shall consist of the number of Senators set forth in the following table on the line on which the name of that committee appears: "Committee Members "District of Colmnbia 7 "Post Office and Civil Service 9 "Rules and Administration 9 "Veterans' Affairs 9.". (d) Paragraph 6 of Rule X X V of the Standing Rules of the Senate (as redesignated) is amended to read as follows: "6. (a) Except as otherwise provided by this paragraph, each Senator shall serve on two and no more of the standing committees named in paragraph 2. Except as otherwise provided by this para- graph, no Senator shall serve on more than one committee included within the following classes: standing committees named in para- graph 3 ; select and special committees of the Senate; and joint com- mittees of the Congress. " (b) Each Senator who on the day preceding the effective date of section 132 of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1970 was serving ^"'®' P- ^^^^' as a member of any standing committee shall be entitled to continue to serve on each such committee of which he was a member on that day as long as his service as a member of such committee remains con- tinuous after that day. Each Senator who (1) on that day was serving as a member of the Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences or the Committee on Government Operations, (2) on that date was entitled, under the proviso contained in the first sentence of paragraph 4 of this rule as such rule existed on that day, to serve on three com- mittees named in that sentence, and (3) on June 30, 1971, is serving on three such committees, of which at least one is the Committee on Aeronautical and Space Sciences or the Committee on Government Operations, shall be entitled to continue to serve on each of the com- mittees of which he is a member on June 30,1971, so long as his service as a member of each such committee remains continuous thereafter. Each Senator who, on the day preceding the effective date of section 132 of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1970, was a member of
1166 PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 [84 STAT. more than one committee of the classes described in the second sentence of subparagraph (a) shall be entitled to serve on each such committee of which he was a member on that day as long as his service as a mem- ber of that committee remains contmuous after that day. Notwith- standing the provisions of paragraphs 2 and 3, each committee of the Senate shall be temporarily increased in membership by such number as may be required to carry into effect the provisions of this subparagraph. Membership, "(c) By agreement entered into by the majority leader and the temporary in- creases. minority leader, the membership of one or more of the standing com- Ante, p. 1165. mittees named in paragraph 2 or paragraph 3 of this rule may be increased temporarily from time to time by such number or numbers as may be required to accord to the majority party a majority of the membership of all standing committees. When any such temporary increase is necessary to accord to the majority party a majority of the membership of all standing committees, members of the majority party in such number as may be required for that purpose may serve as members of three standing committees named in paragraph 2, No such temporary increase in the membership of one or more standing committees under this subparagraph or subparagraph (ib) shall be continued in effect after the need therefor has ended. No standing committee may be increased in membership under this subparagraph or subparagraph (b) by more than four members in excess of the num- ber prescribed for that committee by paragraph 2 or paragraph 3 of this rule. Service on " ( d ) Notwithstanding the limitations contained in subparagraph temporary or joint, committees. ( a ) , a Senator may serve at any time on one additional committee included within the following classes: a temporary committee of the Senate or a temporary joint committee of the Congress which, by the terms of the measure by which it was established as initially agreed to, will not continue in existence for more than one Congress; or a joint committee of the Congress having jurisdiction with respect to a subject matter which is directly related to the jurisdiction of a com- mittee named in paragraph 3 of which that Senator is a member. "(e) No Senator shall serve at any time on more than one of the following committees: Committee on Appropriations, Committee on Armed Services, Committee on Finance, and Committee on Foreign Relations. Notwithstanding the limitation contained in this subpara- graph, a Senator who on the day preceding the effective date of section Ante, p. 1164. 132 of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1970 was a member of more than one such committee may continue to sen^e as a member of each such committee of which he was a member on that day as long as his service on that committee remains continuous after that day. Service as "(f) No Senator shall serve at any time as chairman of more than chairman, restric- one committee included within the following classes: standing, select, tions. and special committees of the Senate; and joint committees of the Exceptions, Congress except that— "(1) A Senator may serve as chairman of a joint committee of the Congress having jurisdiction with respect to a subject matter which is directly related to the jurisdiction of a com- mittee named in paragraph 2 or paragraph 3 of which that Sen- ator is the chairman; "(2) A Senator who on the day preceding the effective date of section 132 of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1970 was serving as chairman of more than one committee included within the classes described in this subparagraph may continue to serve as chairman of each such committee of which he was chairman on that day as long as his service as chairman of that committee remains continuous after that day; and
84 STAT. ] PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 1167 "(3) A Senator who is serving at any time as chairman of a committee included within the classes described in this subpara- graph may at the same time serve also as chairman of one tem- porary committee of the Senate or temporary joint committee of the Congress which, by the terms of the measure by which it was established as originally agreed to, will not continue in ex- istence for more than one Congress. " ( g ) No Senator shall serve at any time as chairman of more than Service a s sub- committee chair- one subcommittee of the same committee if that committee is named man. in paragraph 2. Notwithstanding the limitation contained in this sub- paragraph, a Senator who on the day preceding the effective date of Ante, p . 1164, section 132 of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1970 was serving as chairman of more than one such subcommittee may continue to serve as chairman of each such subcommittee of which he was chair- man on that day as long as his service as chairman of that subcom- mittee remains continuous after that day.". T I T L E I I — F I S C A L CONTROLS PART 1—BUDGETARY AND FISCAL INFORMATION AND DATA BUDGETARY AND FISCAL DATA PROCESSING SYSTEM SEC. 201. The Secretary of the Treasury and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, in cooperation with the Comptroller General of the United States, shall develop, establish, and maintain, insofar as practicable, for use by all Federal agencies, a standardized information and data processing system for budgetary and fiscal data. BUDGET STANDARD CLASSIFICATIONS SEC. 202. (a) The Secretary of the Treasury and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, in cooperation with the Comptroller General, shall develop, establish, and mamtain standard classifications of programs, activities, receipts, and expenditures of Federal agencies in order— (1) to meet the needs of the various branches of the Govern- ment; and (2) to facilitate the development, establishment, and mainte- nance of the data processing system under section 201 through the utilization of modern automatic data processing techniques. The initial classifications under this subsection shall be established on or before December 31,1971. (b) The Secretary of the Treasury and the Director of the Office Cr^Z^,l'^V° ongress, of Management and B u d ^ t shall submit a report to the Senate and the House of Representatives on or before September 1 of each year, commencing with 1971, with respect to the performance during the preceding fiscal year of the functions and duties imposed on them by section 201 and subsection (a) of this section. The reports made under this subsection in 1971 and 1972 shall set forth the progress achieved in the development of classifications under subsection (a) of this section. The reports made in years thereafter shall include information with respect to changes in, and additions to, classifica- tions previously established. Each such report shall include such com- ments of the Comptroller General as he deems necessary or advisable.
1168 PUBLIC LA\^ 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 [84 STAT. AVAILABILITY TO CONGRESS OF BUDGETARY, F I S C A L , A N D RELATED DATA SEC. 203. Upon request of any committee of either House, or of any- joint committee of the two Houses, the Secretary of the Treasury and the Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall— (1) furnish to such committee or joint committee information as to the location and nature of data available in the various Federal agencies with respect to programs, activities, receipts, and expenditures of such agencies; and (2) to the extent feasible, prepare for such committee or joint committee summary tables of such data. ASSISTANCE TO CONGRESS B Y GENERAL A C C O U N T I N G OFFICE SEC. 204. (a) The Comptroller General shall review and analyze the results of Government programs and activities carried on under existing law, including the making of cost benefit studies, when ordered by either House of Congress, or upon his own initiative, or Avhen requested by any committee of the House of Representatives or the Senate, or any joint committee of the two Houses, having juris- diction over such programs and activities. (b) The Comptroller General shall have available in the General Accounting Office employees who are expert in analyzing and con- ducting cost benefit studies of Government programs. Upon request of any committee of either House or any joint committee of the two Houses, the Comptroller General shall assist such committee or joint committee, or the staff of such committee or joint committee— (1) in analyzing cost benefit studies furnished by any Federal agency to such committee or joint committee; or (2) in conducting cost benefit studies of programs under the jurisdiction of such committee or joint committee. POWER A N D D U T I E S OF COMPTROLLER GENERAL I N C O N N E C T I O N W I T H BUDGETARY, F I S C A L , A N D RELATED MATTERS SEC. 205. (a) The Comptroller General shall establish within the General Accounting Office such office or division, or such offices or divisions, as he considers necessary to carry out the functions and duties imposed on him by the provisions of this title. Report to Con- ^j^) ^}^Q Comptroller General shall include in his annual report to gress the Congress information with respect to the performance of the functions and duties imposed on him by the provisions of this title. PRESERVATION OF E X I S T I N G A U T H O R I T I E S A N D D U T I E S U N D E R BUDGET A N D A C C O U N T I N G AND O T H E R STATUTES SEC. 206. Nothing contained in this Act shall be construed as impair- ing any authority or responsibility of the Secretary of the Treas- ury, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, and the Comptroller General of the United States under the Budget and Ac- 42 Stat. 20. counting Act, 1921, as amended, and the Budget and Accounting 64 stat^. 8*32. Proccdures Act of 1950, as amended, or any other statutes. 31 u s e 2 n o t e . DEFINITION "Federal agency." SEC. 207. As used in this title, the term "Federal agency" means any department, agency, wholly owned Government corporation, establishment, or instrumentality of the Government of the United States or the government of the District of Columbia.
84 STAT. ] PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 197U 1169 PART 2 — T H E BUDGET S U P P I ^ M E N T A L BUDGET INFORMATION SEC. 221. (a) Section 201(a) of the Budget and Accounting Act, Budget, t r a n s " 1921, as amended (31 U.S.C. 11), is amended— mittal to C o n g r e s s . 64 Stat. 832; (1) by striking out the word "and" at the end of subparagraph 70 Stat. 782. (10); (2) by striking out the period at the end of subparagraph (11) and inserting in lieu of the period a semicolon and the word "and"; and (3) by adding immediately below subparagraph (11) the fol- lowing new subparagraph: " (12) with respect to each proposal in the Budget for new or additional legislation which would create or expand any function, activity, or authority, in addition to those functions, activities, and authorities then existing or as then being administered and operated, a tabulation showing— " (A) the amount proposed in the Budget for appropriation and for expenditure in the ensuing fiscal year on account of such proposal; and " ( B ) the estimated appropriation required on account of such proposal in each of the four fiscal years, immediately following that ensuing fiscal year, during which such pro- posal is to be in effect.", (b) Section 201 of the Budget and Accounting Ac^, 1921, as amended (31 U.S.C. 11) is amended by striking out the terminated 72 Stat. 852. and obsolete subsections ( b ) , (c), ( d ) , (e), and (f) and inserting in lieu thereof the following new subsections: "(b) The President shall transmit to the Congress, on or before Supplemental summary, t r a n s - June 1 of each year, beginning with 1972, a supplemental summary mittal to Congress of the Budget for the ensuing fiscal year transmitted to the Congress by the President under subsection (a) of this section. Such supple- mental summary— "(1) shall reflect with respect to that ensuing fiscal year— " ( A ) all substantial alterations in or reappraisals of esti- mates of expenditures and receipts, and " ( B ) all substantial obligations impeded on that budget after its transmission to the Congress; "(2) shall contain current information with respect to those matters covered by subparagraph (8) and clauses (2) and (3) of subparagraph (9) of subsection (a) of this section; and "(3) s h ^ l contain such additional information, in summary form, as the President considers necessary or advisable to pro- vide the Congress with a complete and current summary of information with respect to that Budget and the then currently estimated functions, obligations, requirements, and financial con- dition of the Government for that ensuing fiscal year. "(c) The President shall transmit to the Congress, on or before Estimated ex- penditure sum- J u n e 1 of each year, beginning with 1972, in such form and detail as m a r i e s , transmit" he may determine— t a l to Conprress,, "(1) summaries of estimated expenditures, for the first four fiscal years following the ensuing fiscal year for which the Budget was transmitted to the Congress by the President under subsec- tion (a) of this section, which will be required under continuing programs which have a legal commitment for future years or are considered mandatory under existing law; and "(2) summaries oi estimated expenditures, in fiscal years fol- lowing such ensuing fiscal year, of balances carried over from such ensuing fiscal year.".
1170 PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 [84 STAT. PART 3—UTILIZATION OF REPORTS AND EMPLOYEES OF (JTENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE ASSISTANCE BY GENERAL ACCOUNTING OFFICE TO CONGRESSIONAL COMMIT- TEES I N CONNECTION WITH PROPOSED LEGISLATION AND COMMITTEE REVIEW OF FEDERAL PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES SEC. 231. At the request of any committee of the House or Senate, or of any joint committee of the two Houses, the Comptroller General shall explain to, and discuss with, the committee or joint committee making the request, or the staff of such committee or joint committee, any report made by the General Accounting Office which would assist such committee in connection with— (1) its consideration of proposed legislation, including requests for appropriations, or (2) its review of any program, or of any activity of any Federal agency, which is within the jurisdiction of such committee or joint committee. DELIVERY BY GENERAL A C C O U N T I N G O F F I C E TO CONGRESSIONAL C O M M I T T E E S OF REPORTS TO CONGRESS SEC. 232. Whenever the General Accounting Office submits any reports to the Congress, the Comptroller General shall deliver copies of such report to— (1) the Committees on Appropriations of the House and Senate, (2) the Committees on Government Operatiolis of the House and Senate, and (3) any other committee of the House or Senate, or any joint committee of the two Houses, which has requested information on any program or part thereof, or any activity of any Federal agency, which is the subject, in whole or in part, of such report. FURNISHING TO CONGRESSIONAL C O M M I T T E E S B Y GENERAL ACCOUNTING O F F I C E O F I T S REPORTS GENERALLY SEC. 233. A t the request of any committee of the House or Senate, or of any joint committee of the two Houses, the Comptroller General shall make available to such committee or joint committee a copy of any report of the General Accounting Office which was not delivered to that committee or joint committee under section 232 of this Act. F U R N I S H I N G TO C O M M I T T E E S A N D M E M B E R S OF CONGRESS BY GENERAL A C C O U N T I N G O F F I C E O F M O N T H L Y A N D A N N U A L LISTS O F I T S R E P O R T S ; AVAILABILITY O F REPORTS TO C O M M I T T E E S A N D M E M B E R S ON REQUEST SEC. 234. The Comptroller General shall prepare, once each calendar month, a list of all reports of the General Accounting Office issued dur- ing the immediately preceding calendar month, and, not less than once each calendar year, a cumulative list of all reports of the General Accounting Office issued during the immediately preceding twelve months, and transmit a copy of each such list of reports to each com- mittee of the House or Senate, each joint committee of the two Houses, each Member of the House or Senate, and the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico. A t the request of any such committee, joint com- mittee, Member of the House or Senate, or the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico, the Comptroller General promptly shall transmit or deliver to that committee, joint committee. Member of the House or Senate, or the Resident Commissioner, as the case may be, a copy of each report so listed and requested.
84 STAT. ] PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 1171 A S S I G N M E N T S OF E M P L O Y E E S OF GENERAL A C C O U N T I N G OFFICE TO DUTY W I T H C O M M I T T E E S OF CONGRESS SEC. 235. (a) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the H^U*^'^' °"^-y^^'^ Comptroller General may not assign or detail any employee of the General Accounting Office to full-time duty on a continuing basis with any committee of the Senate or House of Representatives or with any joint committee of Congress for any period of more than one year. (b) The Comptroller General shall include in his annual report to Annual report to V / .1 ^ n • • i! i.- CongresSf c o n t e n t s . the Congress the f oUowmg iniormation— (1) the name of each employee assigned or detailed to any committee of the Senate or House of Representatives or any joint committee of Congress; (2) the name of each committee or joint committee to which each such employee is assigned or detailed; (3) the length of the period of such assignment or detail of such employee; (4) a statement as to whether such assignment or detail is finished or is currently in effect; and (5) the pay of such employee, his travel, subsistence, and other expenses, the agency contributions for his retirement and life and health insurance benefits, and other necessary monetary expenses for personnel benefits on account of such employee, paid out of appropriations available to the General Accounting Office during the period of the assignment or detail of such employee, or, if such assignment or detail is currently in effect, during that part of the period of such assignment or detail which has been completed. AGENCY REPORTS SEC. 236. Whenever the General Accounting Office has made a report which contains recommendations to the head of any Federal agency, such agency shall— (1) not later than sixty days after the date of such report, sub- mit a written statement to the Committees on Government Opera- tions of the House of Representatives and the Senate of the action taken by such agency with respect to such recommendations; and (2) in connection with the first request for appropriations for that agency submitted to the Congress more than sixty days after the date of such report, submit a written statement to the Com- mittees on Appropriations of the House of Representatives and the Senate of the action taken by such agency with respect to such recommendations. PART 4 — T H E APPROPRIATIONS PROCESS RULEMAKING POWER OF SENATE AND HOUSE SEC. 241. The following sections of this Part are enacted by the Congress— (1) insofar as applicable to the Senate, as an exercise of the rulemaking power of the Senate and, to the extent so applicable, those sections are deemed a part of the Standing Rules of the Senate, superseding other individual rules of the Senate only to the extent that those sections are inconsistent with those other individual Senate rules, subject to and with full recognition of the power of the Senate to enact or change any rule of the Senate at any time in its exercise of its constitutional right to determine the rules of its proceedings; and
1172 PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 [84 STAT. (2) insofar as applicable to the House of Representatives, as an exercise of the rulemaking power of the House of Representa- tives, subject to and with full recognition of the power of the House of Representatives to enact or change any rule of the House at any time in its exercise of its constitutional right to determine the rules of its proceedings. HEARINGS ON THE BUDGET BY COMMITTEES ON APPROPRIATIONS OF SENATE AND HOUSE Open hearings, SEC. 242. (a) Each hearing conducted by the Committee on Appro- radio or television coverage. priations of the Senate shall be open to the public except when the com- mittee determines that the testimony to be taken at that hearing may relate to a matter of national security, may tend to reflect adversely on the character or reputation of the witness or any other individual, or may divulge matters deemed confidential under other provisions of law or Government regulation. Whenever any such hearing is open to the public, that hearing may be broadcast by radio or television, or both, under such rules as the committee may adopt. Repeal. (b) (1) Section 138 of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 60 Stat. 832. (2 U.S.C. 190e) is repealed. (2) Title I of the table of contents of the Legislative Reorganiza- tion Act of 1946 (60 Stat. 813) is amended by striking out— "Sec. 138. Legislative Budget.". (c)(1) Clause 27(g) of Rule X I of the Rules of the House of Representatives is amended to read as follows: " ( g ) ( 1 ) The Committee on Appropriations shall, within thirty days after the transmittal of the Budget to the Congress each year, hold hearings on the Budget as a whole with particular reference to— " ( A ) the basic recommendations and budgetary policies of the President in the presentation of the Budget; and " ( B ) the fiscal, financial, and economic assumptions used as bases in arriving at total estimated expenditures and receipts. Treasury Sec- "(2) I n holding hearings pursuant to subparagraph (1) of this retary, etc., testi- mony. paragraph, the committee shall receive testimony from the Secretary of the Treasury, the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, the Chairman of the Council of Economic Advisers, and such ot^her persons as the committee may desire. Open hearings, "(3) Hearings pursuant to subparagraph (1) of this paragraph exception. shall be held in open session, except when the committee determines that the testimony to be taken at that hearing may relate to a matter Transcript, of national security. A transcript of all such hearings shall be printed printing and dis- tribution. and a copy thereof furnished to each Member and the Resident Com- missioner from Puerto Rico. "(4) Hearings pursuant to subparagraph (1) of this paragraph, or any part thereof, may be held before joint meetings of the committee and the Committee on Appropriations of the Senate in accordance with such procedures as the two committees jointly may determine.". (2) Clause 27(f) of Rule X I of the Rules of the House of Repre- sentatives, as amended by this Act, is further amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subparagraph: Exception. "(6) The preceding provisions of this paragraph do not apply to hearings on the Budget by the Committee on Appropriations undpT* paragraph (g) of this clause.'".
84 STAT.] PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 1173 ACTION AND PROCEDURE OF SENATE C O M M I T T E E ON APPROPRIATIONS SEC. 243. The vote of the Committee on Appropriations of the Concurrence of majority of mem- Senate to report a measure or matter shall require the concurrence of bers present. a majority of the members of the committee who are present. No vote of any member of such committee to report a measure or matter may be cast by proxy if rules adopted by such committee forbid the casting of votes for that purpose by proxy; however, proxies shall not be voted for such purpose except when the absent committee member has been informed on the matter on which he is being recorded and has affirmatively requested that he be so recorded. Action by such com- mittee in reporting any measure or matter in accordance with the requirements of this section shall constitute the ratification by the committee of all action theretofore taken by the committee with respect to that measure or matter, including votes taken upon the measure or matter or any amendment thereto, and no point of order shall lie with respect to that measure or matter on the ground that such previous action with respect thereto by such committee was not taken in compliance with such requirements. Whenever such committee by Votes, tabula- rollcall vote reports any measure or matter, the report of the com- tion. mittee upon such measure or matter shall include a tabulation of the votes cast in favor of and the votes cast in opposition to such measure or matter by each member of the committee. Nothing contained in this Rules. section shall abrogate the power of the committee to adopt rules— (1) providing for proxy voting on all matters other than the reporting of a measure or matter, or (2) providing in accordance with the Standing Rules of the Senate for a lesser number as a quorum for any action other than the reporting of a measure or matter. PART 5—LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEES RULEMAKING POWER OF SENATO AND HOUSE SEC. 251. The following sections of this P a r t are enacted by the Congress— (1) insofar as applicable to the Senate, as an exercise of the rulemaking power of the Senate and, to the extent so applicable, those sections are deemed a part of the Standing Rules of the Senate, superseding other individual rules of the Senate only to the extent that those sections are inconsistent with those other individual Senate rules, subject to and with full recognition of the power of the Senate to enact or change any rule of the Senate at any time in its exercise of its constitutional right to determine the rules of its proceedings; and (2) insofar as applicable to the House of Representatives, as an exercise of the rulemaking power of the House of Representa- tives, subject to and with full recognition of the power of the House of Representatives to enact or change any rule of the House at any time m its exercise of its constitutional right to determine the rules of its proceedings. COST ESTIMATES I N REPORTS OF S E N A T E A N D H O U S E C O M M I T T E E S ACCOM- P A N Y I N G C E R T A I N LEGISLATIVE MEASURES SEC. 252. (a) (1) The report accompanying each bill or joint resolu- Report, c o n t e n t s . tion of a public character reported by any committee of the Senate (except the Committee on Appropriations) shall contain— (A) an estimate J made by such committee, of the costs which would be incurred m carrying out such bill or joint resolution in
1174 PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 [84 STAT. the fiscal year in which it is reported and in each of the five fiscal years following such fiscal year (or for the authorized duration of any program authorized by such bill or joint resolution, if less than five years), except that, in the case of measures affecting the revenues, such reports shall require only an estimate of the gain or loss in revenues for a one-year period; and (B) a comparison of the estimate of costs described in sub- paragraph (A) made by such committee with any estimate of costs made bj^ a n j Federal agency; or (C) in lieu of such estimate or comparison, or both, a statement of the reasons why compliance by the committee with the require- ments of subparagraph (A) or ( B ) , or both, is impracticable. (2) I t shall not be in order in the Senate to consider any such bill or joint resolution if such bill or joint resolution was reported in the Senate after the effective date of this subsection and the report of that committee of the Senate which reported such bill or joint resolution does not comply with the provisions of paragraph (1) of this sub- section. (3) For the purposes of this subsection, the members of the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy who are Members of the Senate shall be deemed to be a committee of the Senate. Report.contents. Q^^ j^^je X I I I of the Rules of the House of Representatives is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new clause: "7. (a) The report accompanying each bill or joint resolution of a public character reported by any committee shall contain— "(1) an estimate, made by such committee, of the costs which would be incurred in carrying out such bill or joint resolution in thie fiscal year in which it is reported and in each of the five fiscal years following such fiscal year (or for the authorized duration of any program authorized by such bill or joint resolution, if less than five years), except that, in the case of measures affecting the revenues, such reports shall require only an estimate of the gain or loss in revenues for a one-year period; and "(2) a comparison of the estimate of costs described in sub- paragraph (1) of this paragraph made by such committee with any estimate of such costs made by any Government agency and submitted to such committee. "(b) I t shall not be in order to consider any such bill or joint reso- lution in the House if the report of the committee which reported that bill or joint resolution does not comply with paragraph (a) of this clause. "(c) For the purposes of this clause, the members of the Joint Com- mittee on Atomic Energy who are Members of the House shall be deemed to be a committee of the House. " ( d ) For the purposes of subparagraph (2) of paragraph (a) of this clause, a Government agency includes any department, agency, establishment, wholly owned Government corporation, or instru- mentality of the Federal Government or the government of the Dis- trict of Columbia. Exceptions. "(e) The preceding provisions of this clause do not apply to the Committee on Appropriations, the Committee on House Administra- tion, the Committee on Rules, and the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct.". APPROPRIATIONS ON ANNUAL BASIS SEC. 253. (a) Each committee of the Senate (except the Committee on Appropriations), and each joint committee of the two Houses of Congress, which is authorized to receive, report, and recommend the
84 STAT. ] PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 1175 enactment of, bills and joint resolutions shall, in its consideration of all bills agmd joint resolutions of a public character within its jurisdiction, endeavor to insure that— (1) all continuing programs of the Federal Government and of the government of the District of Columbia, within the juris- diction of such committee or joint committee, are designed; and (2) all continuing activities of Federal agencies, within the jurisdiction of such committee or joint committee, are carried on; so that, to the extent consistent with the nature, requirements, and objectives of those programs and activities, appropriations therefor will be made annually. (b) Each committee of the Senate (except the Committee on continuing pro- Appropriations), and each joint committee of the two Houses of len^re Ind^jrin7 Congress, which is authorized to receive, report, and recommend the committees. enactment of, bills and joint resolutions with respect to any continuing program within its jurisdiction for which appropriations are not made annually, shall review such program, from time to time, in order to ascertain whether such program could be modified so that appropria- tions therefor would be made annually. (c) Clause 28 of Rule X I of the Rules of the House of Representa- tives, as amended by this Act, is further amended by adding at the end thereof the following new paragraphs: " ( d ) Each standing committee of the House shall, in its considera- tion of all bills and joint resolutions of a public character within its jurisdiction, endeavor to insure that— "(1) all continuing programs of the Federal Government, and of the government of the District of Columbia, within the jurisdic- tion of that committee, are designed; and "(2) all continuing activities of Government agencies, within the jurisdiction of that committee, are carried on; so that, to the extent consistent with the nature, recjuirements, and objectives of those programs and activities, appropriations therefor will be made annually. For the purposes of this paragraph, a Govern- ment agency includes the organizational units of government listed in paragraph (d) of clause 7 of Rule X I I I . "(e) Each standing committee of the House shall review, from time c oReview by House mmittees. to time, each continuing program within its jurisdiction for which ap- propriations are not made annually in order to ascertain whether such program could be modified so that appropriations therefor would be made annually.". TITLE III—SOURCES OF INFORMATION PART 1—STAFFS or SENATE AND HOUSE STANDING COMMITTEES INCREASE I N PROFESSIONAL STAFFS OF S E N A T E STANDING C O M M I T T E E S ; S E N A T E M I N O R I T Y PROFESSIONAL A N D CLERICAL S T A F F S ; F A I R TREAT- M E N T FOR S E N A T E M I N O R I T Y STAFFS SEC. 301. (a) Section 202(a) of the Legislative Reorganization Act Professional staff members,, of 1946, as amended (2 U.S.C. 7 2 a ( a ) ) , is amended to read as follows: appointment, " ( a ) Each standing committee of the Senate (other than the Com- 60 Stat. 834.. mittee on Appropriations) is authorized to appoint, by majority vote of the committee, not more than six professional staff members in addi- tion to the clerical staffs. Such professional staff members shall be assigned to the chairman and the ranking minority member of such committee as the committee may deem advisable, except that whenever a majority of the minority members of such committee so request, two of such professional staff members may be selected for appoint- 47-348 O - 72 - 78 (Pt. 1)
1176 PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 [84 STAT. ment by majority vote of the minority members and the committee shall appoint any staff members so selected. A staff member or mem- bers appointed pursuant to a request by the minority members of the committee shall be assigned to such committee business as such minor- Services, termi- ity members deem advisable. Services of j)rofessional staff mem- nation. bers appointed by majority vote of the committee may be terminated by a majority vote of the committee and services of professional staff members appointed pursuant to a request by the minority members of the committee shall be terminated by the committee when a majority of Permanent ap- such minority members so request. Professional staff members author- pointments. ized by this subsection shall be appointed on a permanent basis, with- out regard to political affiliation, and solely on the basis of fitness to perform the duties of their respective positions. Such professional staff members shall not engage in any work other than committee business and no other duties may be assigned to them.". Clerical staff (b) Section 202(c) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946, members, appoint- ment. as amended (2 U.S.C. 72a ( c ) ) , is amended to read as follows: 60 Stat. 835. "(c) The clerical staff of each standing committee of the Senate (other than the Committee on Appropriations), which shall be appointed by a majority vote of the committee, shall consist of not more than six clerks to be attached to the office of the chairman, to the ranking minority member, and to the professional staff, as the committee may deem advisable, except that whenever a majority of the minority members of such committee so requests, one of the mem- bers of the clerical staff may be selected for appointment by majority vote of such minority members and the committee shall appoint any staff member so selected. The clerical staff shall handle committee correspondence and stenographic work, both for the committee staff and for the chairman and ranking minority member on matters related to committee work, except that if a member of the clerical staff is appointed pursuant to a request by the minority members of the committee, such clerical staff member shall handle committee corre- spondence and stenographic work for the minority members of the committee and for any member's of the committee staff appointed under subsection (a) pursuant to request by such minority members, Services, termi- on matters related to committee work. Services of clerical staff mem- nation. bers appointed by majority vote of the committee may be terminated by majority vote of the committee and services of clerical staff mem- bers appointed pursuant to a request by the minority members of the committee shall be terminated by the committee when a majority of such minority members so request.". Appointments (c) Section 202 of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946, as when no vacancy exists. amended (2 U.S.C. 72a), is amended by striking out subsection (h) and by adding after subsection (f) the following new subsections: " ( g ) I n any case in which a request for the appointment of a Ante, p. 1175. minority staff member under subsection (a) or subsection (c) is made at any time when no vacancy exists to which the appointment requested may be made, the person appointed pursuant to such lequest may serve in addition to any other staff members authorized by such subsections and may be paid from the contingent fund of the Senate until such time as such a vacancy occurs, at which time such person shall be considered to have been appointed to such vacancy. Minority party " ( h ) Staff members appointed pursuant to a request by minority staff appointees, equitable treat- members of a committee under subsection (a) or subsection (c), and ment. staff members appointed to assist minority members of subcommittees pursuant to authority of Senate resolution, shall be accorded equitable treatment with respect to the fixing of salary rates, the assignment of facilities, and the accessibility of committee records.".
84 STAT. ] PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 1177 (d) Nothing in the amendments made by subsections (a) and (B) of this section shall be construed— (1) to require a reduction in— (A) the number of staff members authorized, prior to January 1, 1971, to be employed by any committee of the Senate, by statute or by annual or permanent resolution, or (B) the number of such staff members on such date assigned to, or authorized to be selected for appointment by or with the approval of, the minority members of any such committee; or (2) to authorize the selection for appointment of staff members by the minority members of a committee in any case in which two or more professional staff members or one or more clerical staff members, as the case may be, who are satisfactory to a majority of such minority members, are otherwise assigned to assist such minority members. (e) The additional professional staff members authorized to be employed by a committee by the amendment made by subsection (a) of this section shall be in addition to any other additional staff members authorized, prior to January 1, 1971, to be employed by any such committee. INCREASE I N PROFESSIONAL STAFFS OF H O U S E STANDING C O M M I T T E E S ; H O U S E M I N O R I T Y PROFESSIONAL A N D CLERICAL STAFFS ; FAIR T R E A T M E N T FOR H O U S E M I N O R I T Y STAFFS SEC. 302. (a) This section is enacted as an exercise of the rulemak- ing power of the House of Representatives, subject to and with full recognition of the power of the House of Representatives to enact or change any Rule of the House at any time in its exercise of its consti- tutional right to determine the rules of its proceedings. (b) Paragraphs (a) and (b) of clause 29 of Rule X I of the Rules of the House of Representatives are amended to read as follows: P°^^' P* ^'*'*0" "(a) (1) Subject to subparagraph (2) of this paragraph and para- graph (f) of this clause, each standing committee may appoint, by majority vote of the committee, not more than six professional staff members. Each professional staff member appointed under this sub- paragraph shall be assigned to the chairman and the ranking minority party member of such committee, as the committee considers advisable. "(2) Subject to paragraph (f) of this clause, whenever a majority of the minority party members of a standing committee (except the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct) so request, not more than two persons may be selected, by majority vote of the minority party members, for appointment by the committee as professional staff members from among the number authorized by subparagraph (1) of this paragraph. The committee shall appoint any persons so selected whose character and qualifications are acceptable to a majority of the committee. If the committee determines that the character and qual- ifications of any person so selected are unacceptable to the committee, a majoriy of the minority party mem'bers may select other persons for appointment by the committee to the professional staff until such ap- pointment is made. Each professional staff member appointed under this subparagraph shall be assigned to such committee business as the minority party members of the committee consider advisable. "(3) The professional staff members of each standing committee— Appointments, " ( A ) shall be appointed on a permanent basis, without regard c o n d i t i o n s . to political affiliation, and solely on the basis of fitness to perform the duties of their respective positions; " ( B ) shall not engage in any work other than committee busi- ness; and
1178 PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 [84 STAT. " ( C ) shall not be assigned any duties other than those per- taining to committee business. Services, termi- "(4) Services of the professional staif members of each standing nation. committee may be terminated by majority vote of the committee. Exception. "(5) The foregoing provisions of this paragraph do not apply to the Committee on Appropriations. Clerical staff. "(b) (1) The clerical staff of each standing committee shall consist of not more than six clerks, to be attached to the office of the chairman, to the ranking minority party member, and to the professional staff, as the committee considers advisable. Subject to subparagrapjh (2) oi Infra, this paragraj)h and paragraph (f) of this clause, the clerical staff shall be appointed by majority vote of the committee. Except as pro- vided by subparagraph (2) of this paragraph, the clerical staff shall handle committee correspondence and stenographic work both for the committee staff and for the chairman and the ranking minority party member on matters related to committee work. "(2) Subject to paragraph (f) of this clause, whenever a majority of the minority party members of a standing committee (except the Committee on Standards of Official Conduct) so request, one person may be selected, by majority vote of the minority party members, for appointment by the committee to a position on the clerical staff from among the number of clerks authorized by subparagraph (1) of this paragraph. The committee shall appoint to that position any person so selected whose character and qualifications are acceptable to a majority of the committee. If the committee determines that the char- acter and qualifications of any person so selected q,re unacceptable to the committee, a majority of the minority party members may select other persons for appointment by the committee to that position on the clerical staff until such appointment is made. Each clerk appointed under this subparagraph shall handle committee correspondence and stenographic work for the minority party members of the committee and lor any members of the professional staff appointed under sub- paragraph (2) of paragraph (a) of this clause on matters related to committeie work. Services, termi- nation. "(3) Services of the clerical staff members of each standing com- mittee may be terminated by majority vote of the committee. Exception, "(4) The foregoing provisions of this paragraph do not apply to the Committee on Appropriations.". (c) Clause 29 of JRule X I of the Eules of the House of Represent- Ante, p. 1177. atives, as amended by this Act, is further amended by adding at the end of such clause the following new paragraphs: "(f) If a request for the appointment of a minority professional staff member under paragraph ( a ) , or a minority clerical staff mem- ber under paragraph ( b ) , of this clause, is made when no vacancy exists to which that appointment may be made, the committee never- theless shall appoint, under paragraph (a) or paragraph (b), as applicable, the person selected by the minority and acceptable to the committee. The person so appointed shall serve as an additional mem- ber of the professional staff or the clerical staff, as the case may be, of the committee, and shall be paid from the contingent fund^ until such time as such a vacancy (other than a vacancy in the position of head of the professional staff, by whatever title designated) occurs, at which time that person shall be deemed to have been appointed to that Selection be- vacancy. If such vacancy occurs on the professional staff when two per- tween eligible members. sons have been so appointed who are eligible to fill that vacancy, a majority of the minority party members shall designate which of those persons shall fill that vacancy.
84 STAT.] PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 1179 " (g) Each staff member appointed pursuant to a request by minority st^frappoimeS party members under paragraph (a) or (b) of this clause, and each equitable treat- staff member appointed to assist minority party members of a com- "'^"'* mittee pursuant to House resohition, shall be accorded equitable treat- ment with respect to the fixing of his rate of pay, the assignment to him of work facilities, and the accessibility to him of committee records. Ante, p p . 1177, " ( h ) Paragraphs (a) and (b) of this clause shall not be construed 1178. to authorize the appointment of additional professional or clerical staff' members of a committee pursuant to request under either of such para- graphs by the minority party members of that committee if two or more professional staff members or one or more clerical staff members, provided for in paragraph (a) (1) or paragraph (b) (1) of this clause, as the case may be, w^ho are satisfactory to a majority of the minority party members, are otherwise assigned to assist the minority party members.". (d) Nothing in the amendments made by this section shall be con- strued to require a reduction in— (1) the number of staff members otherwise authorized prior to January 1,1971, to be employed by any committee of the House of Representatives by statute or by annual or permanent resolu- tion, or (2) the number of such staff members on such date assigned to, or authorized to be selected for appointment by or with the approval of, the minority members of any such committee. (e) The additional professional staff members authorized to be Post, p . 1440. employed by a committee by the amendment made by subsection (a) of this section shall be in addition to any other additional staff members otherwise authorized, prior to January 1,1971, to be employed by any such committee. P R O C U R E M E N T OF TEMPORARY OR I N T E R M I T T E N T SERVICES OF C O N S U L T - A N T S FOR S E N A T E A N D H O U S E STANDING C O M M I T T E E S SEC. 30'3. Section 202 of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 72a), as amended by this Act, is further amended by add- Ante, p . 1176. ing at the end thereof the following new subsection: " (i) (1) Each standing committee of the Senate or House of Repre- sentatives is authorized, with the approval of the Committee on Rules and Administration in the case of standing committees of the Senate, or the Committee on House Administration in the case of standing committees of the House of Representatives, within the limits of funds made available from the contingent funds of the respective Houses pursuant to resolutions, which shall specify the maximum amounts which may be used for such purpose, approved by such respective Houses, to procure the temporary services (not in excess of one year) or intermittent services of individual consultants, or organizations thereof, to make studies or advise the committee with respect to any matter within its jurisdiction. "(2) Such services in the case of individuals or organizations may Contracts. be procured by contract as independent contractors, or in the case of individuals by employment at daily rates of compensation not in excess of the per diem equivalent of the highest gross rate of com- jDensation which may be paid to a regular employee of the committee. Such contracts shall not be subject to the provisions of section 3709 of the Revised Statutes (41 U.S.C. 5) or any other provision of law requiring advertising.
1180 PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 [84 STAT. Selection method. " (3) With respect to the standing committees of the Senate, any such consultant or organization shall be selected by the chairman and rank- ing minority member of the committee, acting jointly. With respect to the standing committees of the House of Representatives, the standing conmiittee concerned shall select any such consultant or organization. Qualifications, The Committee shall submit to the Committee on Rules and Adminis- llonai ^com^uteel. tratiou iu the case of standing committees of the Senate, and the Com- mittee on House Administration in the case of standing committees of the House of Representatives, information bearing on the qualifica- tions of each consultant whose services are procured pursuant to this subsection, including organizations, and such information shall be retained by that committee and shall be made available for public inspection upon request.". SPECIALIZED T R A I N I N G FOR PROFESSIONAL STAFFS OF S E N A T E A N D H O U S E STANDING C O M M I T T E E S SEC. 304. Section 202 of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 Ante, p. 1179. (2 U.S.C. 72a), as amended by this Act, is further amended by adding at the end thereof the following new subsection: " (j) (1) Each standing committee of the Senate or House of Repre- sentatives is authorized, with the approval of the Committee on Rules and Administration in the case of standing committees of the Senate, and the Committee on House Administration in the case of standing committees of the House of Representatives, and within the limits of funds made available from the contingent funds of the respective Houses pursuant to resolutions, which shall specify the maximum amounts which may be used for such purpose, approved by such respective Houses, to provide assistance for members of its professional staff in obtaining specialized training, whenever that committee deter- mines that such training will aid the committee in the discharge of its responsibilities. Pay, tuition, etc. " (2) Such assistaucc may be in the form of continuance of pay dur- whiie training. -^^ periods of training or grants of funds to pay tuition, fees, or such other expenses of training, or both, as may be approved by the Com- mittee on Rules and Administration or the Committee on House Administration, as the case may be. Continued em- "(3) A committee providing assistance under this subsection shall mJm?*" ^8'"®^" obtain from any employee receiving such assistance such agreement with respect to continued employment with the committee as the committee may deem necessary to assure that it will receive the bene- fits of such employee's services upon completion of his training. Service credit. "^4^ During any period for which an employee is separated from employment with a committee for the purpose of undergoing training under this subsection, such employee shall be considered to have per- formed service (in a nonpay status) as an employee of the committee at the rate of compensation received immediately prior to commencing such training (including any increases in compensation provided by law during the period of training) for the purposes of— " ( A ) subchapter I I I (relating to civil service retirement) of post ^p!*I96^"*.' chapter 83 of title 5, United States Code, s^usc 833i! " ( B ) chapter 87 (relating to Federal employees group life 81 Stat. 219,646- iusurauce) of title 5, United States Code, and " ( C ) chapter 89 (relating to Federal employees group health Ante, p. 869. iusurauce) of title 5, United States Code,". 5 u s e 8901.
84 STAT. ] PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 1181 C O M P E N S A T I O N OF PROFESSIONAL A N D CLERICAL STAFFS OF SENATE STANDING COMMITTEES SEC. 305. Subsections (e) and (f) of section 105 of the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1968 (81 Stat. 142-143; Public Law 90^ 57), as amended (2 U.S.C. 61-1), are amended to read as follows: " ( e ) ( 1 ) Subject to the provisions of paragraph (3), the profes- staumemb'J^l^ sional staff members of standing committees of the Senate shall receive gross annual compensation to be fixed by the chairman ranging from $18,328 to $32,712. "(2) The rates of gross compensation of the clerical staff of each clerical staff standing committee of the Senate shall be fixed by the chairman as '"^'"t'ers. follows: " ( A ) for each committee (other than the Committee on Appropriations), one chief clerk and one assistant chief clerk at $7,888 to $32,712, and not to exceed four other clerical assistants at'$7,888 to $13,688; and " ( B ) for the Committee on Appropriations, one chief clerk and one assistant chief clerk and two assistant clerks at $20,416 to $32,712; such assistant clerks as may be necessary at $13,920 to $20,184; and such other clerical assistants as may be necessary at $7,888 to $13,688. " (3) No employee of any standing or select committee of the Senate Limitation, ex- (including the majority and minority policy committees and the con- ^^^ ference majority and conference minority of the Senate), or of any joint committee the expenses of which are paid from the contingent fund of the Senate, shall be paid at a gross rate in excess of $32,712 per annum, except that— " ( A ) four employees of any such committee (other than the Committee on Appropriations), who are otherwise authorized to be paid at such rate, may be paid at gross rates not in excess of $34,104 per annum, and two such employees may be paid at gross rates not in excess of $35,496 per annum; and " ( B ) sixteen employees of the Committee on Appropriations who are otherwise authorized to be paid at such rate, may be paid at gross rates not in excess of $34,104 per annum, and two such employees may be paid at gross rates not in excess of $35,496 per annum. For the purpose of this paragraph, an employee of a subcommittee shall be considered to be an employee of the full committee. "(f) No officer or employee whose compensation is disbui*sed by the Secretary of the Senate shall be paid gross compensation at a rate less than $1,160 or in excess of $35,496, unless expressly authorized by law.". PART 2—CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE IMPROVEMENT OF RESEARCH FACILITIES OF CONGRESS SEC. 321. (a) Section 203 of the Legislative Reorganization Act of Legislative Ref- 1946, as amended (2 U.S.C. 166) is amended to read as follows: redesfgnaain!' 60 S t a t . 8 3 6 . CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH SERVICE "SEC. 203. (a) The Legislative Reference Service in the Library of Congress is hereby continued as a separate department in the Library of Congress and is redesignated the 'Congressional Research Service'. " (b) I t is the policy of Congress that— "(1) the Librarian of Congress shall, in every possible way. Functions. encourage, assist, and promote the Congressional Research Service in—
1182 PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 [84 STAT. " (A) rendering to Congress the most effective and efficient service, " ( B ) responding most expeditiously, effectively, and effi- ciently to the special needs of Congress, and " ( C ) discharging its responsibilities to Congress; and "(2) the Librarian of Congress shall grant and accord to the Congressional Research Service complete research independence and the maximum practicable administrative independence con- sistent with these objectives. Director, ap-^ ' ' ( c ) ( 1 ) After consultatiou with the Joint Committee on the pen"^ion'. ^°^' Library, the Librarian of Congress shall appoint the Director of the Congressional Research Service. The basic pay of the Director shall be at a per annum rate equal to the rate of basic pay provided for level V of the Executive Schedule contained in section 5316 of title 5, United 83 Stat, 863. gtates Code. Deputy Director. u^2) The Librarian of Congress, upon the recommendation of the Director, shall appoint a Deputy Director of the Congressional Re- search Service and all other necessary personnel thereof. The basic pay of the Deputy Director shall be fixed in accordance with chapter 80 Stat. 443, ^ 5^^ (relating to classification) and subchapter I I I (relating to General 1. ' " ®' P* " Schedule pay rates) of chapter 53 of title 5, United States Code, but 5 use 5101, without regard to section 5108(a) of such title. The basic pay of all ^^pi'st, p. 1955. other necessary personnel of the Congressional Research Service shall be fixed in accordance with chapter 51 (relating to classification) and subchapter I I I (relating to General Schedule pay rates) of chapter 53 Exceptions. of title 5, United States Code, cxccpt that— " ( A ) the grade of Senior Specialist in each field within the purview of subsection (e) of this section shall not be less than the highest grade in the executive branch of the Government to which research analysts and consultants, without supervisory responsibility, are currently assigned; and " ( B ) the positions of Specialist and Senior Specialist in the Congressional Research Service may be placed in GS-16, 17, and 18 of the General Schedule of section 5332 of title 5, United States Code, without regard to section 5108(a) of such title, subject to the prior approval of the Joint Committee on the Library, of the placement of each such position in any of such grades. "(3) Each appointment made under paragraphs (1) and (2) of this subsection and subsection (e) of this section shall be without regard to the civil service laws, without regard to political affiliation, and solely on the basis of fitness to perform the duties of the position, congressional u r^^ j ^ gj^^^jj ^ie the duty of the Congressional Research Service, committees, as- Without partisan bias— sistance "(1) upon request, to advise and assist any committee of the Senate or House of Representatives and any joint committee of Congress in the analysis, appraisal, and evaluation of legislative proposals within that committee's jurisdiction, or of recommenda- tions submitted to Congress, by the President or any executive agency, so as to assist the committee in— " ( A ) determining the advisability of enacting such pro- posals ; " ( B ) estimating the probable results of such proposals and alternatives thereto; and
84 STAT. ] PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 1183 " ( C ) evaluating alternative methods for accomplishing those results; and, by providing such other research and analytical services as the committee considers appropriate for these purposes, other- wise to assist in furnishing a basis for the proper evaluation and determination of legislative proposals and recommendations gen- erally ; and in the performance of this duty the Service shall have authority, when so authorized by a committee and acting as the agent of that committee, to request of any department or agency of the United States the production of such books, records, cor- respondence, memoranda, papers, and documents as the Serv- ice considers necessary, and such department or agency of the United States shall comply with such request; and, further, in the performance of this and any other relevant duty, the Service shall maintain continuous liaison with all committees; "(2) to make available to each committee of the Senate and Terminating pro- grams, list. House of Representatives and each joint committee of the two Houses, at the opening of a new Congress, a list of programs and activities being carried out under existing law scheduled to terminate during the current Congress, w^hich are within the jurisdiction of the committee; "(3) to make available to each committee of the Senate and Subjects for analysis, list. House of Representatives and each joint committee of the two Houses, at the opening of a new Congress, a list of subjects and policy areas which the committee might profitably analyze in depth; (4) upon request, or upon its own initiative in anticipation of Legislative data, studies, etc. requests, to collect, classify, and analyze in the form of studies, reports, compilations, digests, bulletins, indexes, translations, and otherwise, data having a bearing on legislation, and to make such data available and serviceable to committees and Members of the Senate and House of Representatives and joint committees of Congress; "(5) upon request, or upon its own initiative in anticipation of Information, re- search, etc. requests, to prepare and provide information, research, and refer- ence materials and services to committees and Members of the Senate and House of Representatives and joint committees of Congress to assist them m their legislative and representative functions; "(6) to prepare summaries and digests of bills and resolutions Digest of bills, of a public general nature introduced in the Senate or House of preparation. Representatives; "(7) upon request made by any committee or Member of the Legislation, Congress, to prepare and transmit to such committee or Member purpose and effect; memoranda, prepa- a concise memorandum with respect to one or more legislative ration. measures upon which hearings by any committee of the Congress have been announced, which memorandum shall contain a state- ment of the purpose and effect of each such measure, a description of other relevant measures of similar purpose or effect previously introduced in the Congress, and a recitation of all action taken theretofore by or within the Congress with respect to each such other measure; and "(8) to develop and maintain an information and research Information and research capabil- capability, to include Senior Specialists, Specialists, other em- ity, development. ployees, and consultants, as necessary, to perform the functions provided for in this subsection.
1184 PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 [84 STAT. specialists and "(e) The Librarian of Congress is authorized to appoint in the appolnt^ment?"^*^' Congressional Research Service, upon the recommendation of the Di- rector, Specialists and Senior Specialists in the following broad fields: "(1) agriculture; American government and public administration; American public law; conservation; education; engineering and public works; "(7) housing; "(8) industrial organization and corporation finance; "(9) intemationalaffairs; "(10) international trade and economic geography; "(11) labor and employment; "(12) mineral economics; "(13) money and banking; "(14) national defense; " f 15) price economics; "(16) science; " (17) social welfare; "(18) taxation and fiscal policy; "(19) technology; " (20) transportation and communications; "(21) urban affairs; "(22) veterans' affairs; and "(23) such other broad fields as the Director may consider appropriate. Such Specialists and Senior Specialists, together with such other em- ployees of the Congressional Research Service as may be necessary, shall be available for special work with the committees and Members of the Senate and House of Representatives and the joint committees of Congress for any of the purposes of subsection (d) of this section. Director.duties. «(f) xiie Dlrcctor is authorizcd— "(1) to classify, organize, arrange, group, and divide, from time to time, as he considers advisable, the requests for advice, as- sistance, and other services submitted to the Congressional Re- search Service by committees and Members of the Senate and House of Representatives and joint committees of Congress, into such classes and categories as he considers necessary to— " ( A ) expedite and facilitate the handling of the indi- vidual requests submitted by Members of the Senate and House of Representatives, " ( B ) promote efficiency in the performance of services for committees of the Senate and House of Representatives and joint committees of Congress, and " ( C ) provide a basis for the efficient performance by the Congressional Research Service of it^ legislative research and related functions generally, and ^Organizational «^2) to establish and change, from time to time, as he con- ^nt.' *^ ° ^ " siders advisable, within the Congressional Research Service, such research and reference divisions or other organizational units, or both, as he considers necessary to accomplish the purposes of this section. Budget esti- " ( g ) I n Order to facilitate the study, consideration, evaluation, and '"°*^^* determination by the Congress of the budget requirements of the Congressional Research Service for each fiscal year, the Librarian of Congress shall receive from the Director and submit, for inclusion in the Budget of the United States Government, the budget estimates
84 STAT.] PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 1185 of the Congressional Research Service which shall be prepared sepa- rately by the Director in detail for each fiscal year as a separate item of the budget estimates of the Library of Congress for such fiscal year. " ( h ) (1) The Director of the Congressional Research Service may Experts or con- sultants, contracts. procure the temporary or intermittent assistance of individual experts or consultants (including stenographic reporters) and of persons learned in particular or specialized fields of knowledge— " ( A ) by nonpersonal service contract, without regard to any provision of law requiring advertising for contract bids, with the individual expert, consultant, or other person concerned, as an independent contractor, for the furnishing by him to the Con- gressional Research Service of a written study, treatise, theme, discourse, dissertation, thesis, summary, advisory opinion, or other end product; or " ( B ) by employment (for a period of not more than one year) in the Congressional Research Service of the individual expert, consultant, or other person concerned, by personal serv- ice contract or otherwise, without regard to the position classifica- tion laws, at a rate of pay not in excess of the per diem equivalent of the highest rate of basic pay then currently in effect for the General Schedule of section 5332 of title 5, United States Code, Ante, p. 198-1. including payment of such rate for necessary travel time. "(2) The Director of the Congressional Research Service may pro- cure by contract, without regard to any provision of law requiring advertising for contract bids, the temporary (for respective periods not in excess of one year) or intermittent assistance of educational, research, or other organizations of experts and consultants (including stenographic reporters) and of educational, research, and other orga- nizations of persons learned in particular or specialized fields of knowledge. "(i) The Director of the Congressional Research Service shall pre- Special report to Joint Committee pare and file with the Joint Committee on the Library at the begin- on the Library, ning of each regular session of Congress a separate and special report covering, in summary and in detail, all phases of activity of the Con- gressional Research Service for the immediately preceding fiscal year. "(j) There are hereby authorized to be appropriated to the Con- Appropriation. gressional Research Service each fiscal year such sums as may be necessary to carry on the work of the Service.". (b) Title I I of the table of contents of the Legislative Reorganiza- tion Act of 1946 (60 Stat. 813) is amended by striking out— "Sec. 203. Legislative Reference Service." and inserting in lieu thereof— "Sec. 203. Congressional Research Service.". REPEAL o r OBSOLETE LAW RELATING TO T H E ABOLISHED OFFICE OF COORDINATOR OF INFORMATION SEC. 322. House Resolution 183, Eightieth Congress, relating to the OiSce of the Coordinator of Information of the House of Repre- sentatives, as enacted into permanent law by section 105 of the Legis- lative Branch Appropriation Act, 1948 (61 Stat. 377; Public Law 197, Eightieth Congress), is repealed. 2 u s e 60a note.
1186 PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 [84 STAT. PART 3—PARLIAMENTARY PRECEDENTS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES PERIODIC COMPILATION OF PARLIAMENTARY PRECEDENTS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES SEC. 331. (a) The Parliamentarian of the House of Representatives, at the beginning of the fifth fiscal year following the completion and publication of me parliamentary precedents of the House authorized by the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1966 (79 Stat. 270; Pulblic Law 89-90), and at the beginning of each fifth fiscal year there- after, shall commence the compilation and preparation for printing of the parliamentary precedents of the House of Representatives, together with such other materials as may be useful in connection there- with, and an index digest of such precedents and other materials. Each such compilation and preparation for printing of the parliamentary precedents of the House shall be completed by the close of the fiscal year immediately following the fiscal year in which such work is commenced. (b) As so compiled and prepared, such precedents and other mate- rials and index digest shall be printed on pages of such size, and in such type and format, as the Parliamentarian may determine and shall be printed in such numbers and for such distribution as may be provided by law enacted prior to printing. Personnel, (c) F o r the purpose of carrying out each such compilation and pointment. preparation, the Parliamentarian may— (1) subject to the approval of the Speaker, appoint (as em- ployees of the House of Representatives) clerical and other per- sonnel and fix their respective rates of pay; and (2) utilize the services of personnel of the Library of Congress and the Government Printing Office. PERIODIC PREPARATION BY HOUSE PARLIAMENTARIAN OF CONDENSED AND SIMPLIFIED VERSIONS OF HOUSE PRECEDENTS SEC. 332. The Parliamentarian of the House of Representatives shall prepare, compile, and maintain on a current basis and in cumulative form, for each Congress commencing with the Ninety-third Congress a condensed and, insofar as practicable, up-to-date version of all of the parliamentary precedents of the House of Representatives which have current use and application in the House, together with inform- ative text prepared by the Parliamentarian and other useful related Copies to Mem- material in summary form. The Parliamentarian shall have such mat- b e r s of C o n g r e s s and R e s i d e n t Com- ter printed for each Congress on pages of such size and in such type missioner from and format as he considers advisable to promote the usefulness of such Puerto R i c o . matter to the Memibers of the House and shall provide a printed copy thereof to each Member in each Congress, including the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico, and may make such other distribu- tion of such printed copies as he considers advisable. I n carrying out this section, the Parliamentarian may appoint and fix the pay of per- sonnel and utilize the services of personnel of the Library of Congress and the Government Printing Office.
84 STAT. ] PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 1187 T I T L E IV—CONGKESS AS AN I N S T I T U T I O N PART 1—JOINT COMMITTEE ON CONGRESSIONAL OPERATIONS ESTABLISHMENT OF JOINT COMMITTEE ON CONGRESSIONAL OPERATIONS SEC. 401. (a) There is hereby created a Joint Committee on Con- gressional Operations (hereafter in this P a r t referred to as the "Joint Committee"). (b) The Joint Committee shall be composed of ten members as Membership. follows: (1) five Members of the Senate, appointed by the President pro tempore of the Senate, three from the majority party and two from the minority party; and (2) five Members of the House of Eepresentatives appointed by the Speaker of the House of Eepresentatives, three from the majority party and two from the minority party. (c) Vacancies in the membership of the Joint Committee shall not vacancies. affect the power of the remaining members to execute the functions of tlie Joint Committee and shall be filled in the same manner as in the case of the original appointment. (d) The Joint Committee shall select a chairman and a vice chair- chairman and man from among its members at the beginning of each Congress. The le'iecUiTn.'"^"' vice chairman shall act in the place and stead of the chairman in the absence of the chairman. The chairmanship and the vice chairmanship shall alternate between the Senate and the House of Representativies with each Congress. The chairman during each even-numbered Congress shall be selected by the Members of the House of Representa- tives on the Joint Committee from among their number and the chairman during each odd-numbered Congress shall be selected by the Members of the Senate on the Joint Committee from among their number. The vice chairman during each Congress shall be chosen in the same manner from that House of Congress other than the House of Congress of which the chairman is a Member. DUTIES OF JOINT COMMITTEE SEC. 402. (a) The Joint Committee shall— (1) make a continuing study of the organization and opera- congressional tion of the Congress of the LTnited States and shall recommend '^udrand^llom- improvements in such organization and operation with a view mendations. toward strengthening Congress, simplifying its operations, improving its relationships with other branches of the United States Government, and enabling it better to meet its responsi- bilities under the Constitution of the United States; and (2) identify any court proceeding or action which, in the opin- . ^o^^t proceed- ion of the Joint Committee, is of vital interest to the Congress, idemmcaUo".^' or to either House of the Congress, as a constitutionally estab- lished institution of the Federal Government and call such pro- ceeding or action to the attention of that House of the Congress which is specifically concerned or to both Houses of the Congress if both Houses are concerned. (b) The Joint Committee shall exercise all functions vested in it by section 406 of this Part. P°^*' P- I I 8 9 - (c) The Joint Committee shall report, from time to time, to the Report to con- Senate and the House of Representatives their recommendations with ^'•^^^' respect to matters within the jurisdiction of the Joint Committee.
1188 PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 [84 STAT. (d) Nothing in this P a r t shall be construed to authorize the Joint Committee to make any recommendations with respect to the rules, parliamentary procedure, practices, or precedents of either House or the consideration of any matter on the floor of either House. POWERS OP JOINT COMMITTEE SEC. 403. The Joint Committee, or any duly authorized subcom- mittee thereof, is authorized to sit and act at such places and times during the sessions, recesses, and adjourned periods of Congress, to require by subpena or otherwise the attendance of such witnesses and the production of such books, papers, and documents, to administer such oaths and affirmations, to take such testimony, to procure such printing and binding, and to make such expenditures, as it deems Rule making. advisable. The Joint Committee may make such rules respecting its organization and procedures as it deems necessary, except that no recommendation shall be reported from the Joint Committee unless Subpenas,issu- a majority of the Joint Committee assent. Subpenas may be issued ance. over the signature of the chairman of the Joint Committee or of any member designated by him or by the Joint Committee, and may be served by such person or persons as may be designated by such chair- Oaths. man or member. The chairman of the Joint Committee or any mem- ber thereof may administer oaths or affirmations to witnesses. STAFF OF JOINT COMMITTEE SEC. 404. (a) I n carrying out its functions under subsections (a) and (c) of section 402 of this Part, the Joint Committee is authorized, by record vote of a majority of the members of the Joint Committee— Professional (1) to appoint, on a permanent basis, without regard to polit- and clerical staff members, appoint- ical affiliation and solely on the basis of fitness to perform their ment. duties, not more than six professional staff members and not more than six clerical staff members; ^ 2) to prescribe their duties and responsibilities; Pay. (3) to fix their pay at respective per annum gross rates not in excess of the highest rate of basic pay, as in effect from time to time, of the General Schedule of section 5332(a) of title 5, Ante, p. 198-1. United States Code; and (4) to terminate their employment as the Joint Committee may deem appropriate. Government (b) In carrying out any of its functions under this Part, the Joint facilities, person- nel, etc., utiliza- Committee is authorized to utilize the services, information, facilities, tion. and personnel of the departments and establishments of the Govern- ment, and to procure the temporary (not to exceed one year) or inter- mittent services of experts or consultants or organizations thereof by contract at rates of pay not in excess of the per diem equivalent of the highest rate of basic pay set forth in the General Schedule of section 5332 of title 5, United States Code, including payment of such rates for necessary traveltime. RECORDS OF JOINT COMMITTEE SEC. 405. The Joint Committee shall keep a complete record of all Joint Committee actions, including a record of the votes on any ques- tion on which a record vote is demanded. All records, data, charts, and files of the Joint Committee shall be the property of the Joint Committee and shall be kept in the offices of the Joint Committee or such other places as the Joint Committee may direct.
84 STAT. ] PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 1189 O F F I C E OF P L A C E M E N T A N D O F F I C E MANAGEMENT SEC. 406. (a) There is hereby established for the Congress an Office of Placement and Office Management which shall be subject to the supervision and control of the Joint Committee. The Joint Com- mittee is authorized, by record vote of a majority of the members of the Joint Committee— (1) to appoint, on a permanent basis, without regard to politi- Director and cal affiliation, and solely on the basis of fitness to perform his a^ppoimmen"?*^' duties, a Director of the Office of Placement and Office Manage- ment to serve as the head of the staff of the Office and such per- sonnel as the Joint Committee deems necessary; (2) to prescribe their duties and responsibilities; (3) to fix their pay at respective per annum gross rates not in ^^y. excess of the highest rate of basic pay, as in effect from time to time, of the General Schedule of section 5332(a) of title 5, LTnited States Code; and ^"'«' P- ^^s-i. (4) to terminate their employment, as the Joint Committee may deem appropriate. (b) I t shall be the duty of the Office, upon request, to assist Mem- Duties. bers, committees, and officers of the Senate and House of Representa- tives seeking competent personnel with specified qualifications and to furnish advice and information with respect to office management procedures. (c) Nothing in this section shall be held or considered to require the use of the facilities of the Office by any Member, committee, or officer of the Senate or House of Representatives, if, in the opinion of such Member, committee, or officer, the use of such facilities is inappropriate. EXPENSES SEC. 407. The expenses of the Joint Committee shall be paid from Payment. the contingent fund of the House of Representatives, from funds appropriated for the Joint Committee, upon vouchers approved by the chairman. PART 2—ABOLISHMENT OF J O I N T COMMITTEE ON IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY POLICY ABOLISHMENT OF JOINT COMMITTEE ON IMMIGRATION AND NATIONALITY POLICY SEC. 421. The Joint Committee on Immigration and Nationality Policy established by section 401(a) of the Immigration and Nation- ality Act (66 Stat. 274; Public Law 414, Eighty-second Congress; 8 U.S.C. 1106 ( a ) ) is hereby abolished. CONFORMING CHANGES I N EXISTING LAW SEC. 422. (a) Section 401 of the Immigration and Nationality Act Repeal. (66 Stat. 274; Public Law 414, Eighty-second Congress; 8 U.S.C. 1106) is hereby repealed. (b) Title I V of the table of contents of the Immigration and Nationality Act (66 Stat. 166; Public Law 414, Eighty-second Con- gress) is amended by striking out— "Sec. 401. Joint Congressional Committee.".
1190 PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 [84 STAT. PART 3—^AUTHORITY or OrncERS or THE CONGRESS OVER CONGRESSIONAL EMPLOYEES AUTHORITY OVER CONGRESSIONAL EMPLOYEES SEC. 431. (a) Each officer of the Congress having responsibility for the supervision of employees, including employees appointed upon recommendation of Members of Congress, shall have authority— (1) to determine, before the appointment of any individual as an employee under the supervision of that officer of the Con- gress, vrhether that individual possesses the qualifications neces- sary for the satisfactory performance of the duties and responsi- bilities to be assigned to him; and (2) to remove or otherwise discipline any employee under his supervision. "Officer of (b) As used in this section, the term "officer of the Congress" Congress." means— (1) an elected officer of the Senate or House of Eepresentatives who is not a Member of the Senate or House; and (2) The Architect of the Capitol. PART 4 — T H E CAPITOL GUIDE SERVICE E S T A B L I S H M E N T A N D O P E R A T I O N O F T H E CAPITOL GUIDE SERVICE SEC. 441. (a) There is hereby established an organization under the Congress of the United States, to be designated the "Capitol Guide Service", which shall be subject to the direction, supervision, and control of a Capitol Guide Board consisting of the Architect of the Capitol, the Sergeant at Arms of the Senate, and the Sergeant at Arms of the House of Representatives. Guided tours. (b) The Capitol Guide Service is authorized and directed to pro- vide guided tours of the interior of the United States Capitol Build- ing for the education and enlightenment of the general public, without charge for such tours. All such tours shall be conducted in compliance with regulations prescribed by the Capitol Guide Board. Capitol Guide (c) The Capitol Guide Board is authorized— Board, duties. (1) with the prior approval of the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate and the Committee on House Ad- ministration of the House of Representatives, to establish and revise such number of positions of Guide in the Capitol Guide Service as the Board considers necessary to carry out effectively the activites of the Capitol Guide Service; Chief and As- (2) to appoint, on a permanent basis, without regard to polit- sistant Chief Guide, appoint- ical affiliation, and solely on the basis of fitness to perform their ment. duties, a Chief Guide and an Assistant Chief Guide, and, in addition, such number of Guides as may be authorized under subparagraph (1) of this subsection; (3) to prescribe their duties and responsibilities; Pay adjustment. (4) with the prior approval of the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate and the Committee on House Administration of the House of Representatives, to fix, and adjust from time to time, their respective rates of pay at single per annum (gross) rates; and (5) to terminate their employment as the Board considers appropriate. (d) The Capitol Guide Board shall— Uniforms. (1) prescribe a uniform dress, including appropriate insignia, which shall be worn by personnel of the Capitol Guide Service when on duty; and
84 STAT. ] PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 1191 (2) from time to time, as may be necessary, procure and fur- nish such uniforms to such personnel without charge to such personnel. (e) An employee of the Capitol Guide Service shall not charge or f e Ae sc,c eprohibition. p t a n c e of accept any fee, or accept any gratuity, for or on account of his official services. (f) The Capitol Guide Board may detail j)ersonnel of the Capitol t a iPl .e r s o n n e l de« Guide Service to assist the United States Capitol Police by providing ushering and informational services, and other services not directly involving law enforcement, in connection with the inauguration of the President and Vice President of the United States, the official reception of representatives of foreign nations and other persons by the Senate or House of Eepresentatives, and other special or ceremonial occa- sions in the United States Capitol Building or on the United States Capitol Grounds which require the presence of additional Government personnel and which cause the temporary suspension of the perform- ance of the regular duties of the Capitol Guide Service. (g) The Capitol Guide Board may receive and consider advice and e d Hu ci as tt oi or ni caal l infor- and information from any private historical or educational organization, mation. association, or society with respect to those operations of the Capitol Guide Service which involve the furnishing of historical and educa- tional information to the general public. (h) With the prior approval of the Committee on Rules and Admin- R e g u l a t i o n s , istration of the Senate and the Committee on House Administration of the House of Representatives, the Capitol Guide Board shall prescribe such regulations as the Board considers necessary and appropriate for the operation of the Capitol Guide Service. (i) The Capitol Guide Board may take appropriate disciplinary t i oDisciplinary n. ac- action, including, when circumstances warrant, suspension from duty without pay, reduction in pay, demotion, or removal from employment with the Capitol Guide Service, against any employee who violates any provision of this section or any regulation prescribed by the Board pursuant to this section. (j) The expenses of the Capitol Guide Service shall be paid from from E x p e n s e s paid contingent the contingent fund of the House of Representatives, until appropria- fund. tions are available for the payment of such expenses. COVERAGE OF EMPLOYEES OF T H E CAPITOL GUIDE SERVICE U N D E R T H E FEDERAL CIVIL SERVICE R E T I R E M E N T PROGRAM W I T H R E S U L T A N T COVER- AGE U N D E R FEDERAL L I F E I N S U R A N C E AND H E A L T H B E N E F I T S PROGRAMS SEC. 442. (a) Section 2107 of title 5, United States Code, relating "Congressional employee." to the definition of "Congressional employee", is amended— 80 Stat. 409J (1) by striking out the word "and" at the end of paragraph ( 7 ) ; 81 Stat. 196. (2) by striking out the period at the end of paragraph (8) and inserting in lieu thereof a semicolon and the word "and"; and (3) by adding at the end thereof the following paragraph: "(9) an employee of the Capitol Guide Service.". (b) Section 8332(b) of title 5, United States Code, relating to Civil s e r v i c e retirement. creditable service for retirement purposes, is amended— 80 Stat. 567;, (1) by striking out the word "and" at the end of paragraph 83 Stat. 8 3 1 . (^)\ . . (2) by striking out the period at the end of paragraph (7) and inserting in lieu thereof a semicolon and the word "and"; (3) by adding immediately below paragraph (7) the following paragraph: 83 Stat. 137; "(8) subject to sections 8334(c) and 8339(h) of this title, serv- 80 Stat. 574. ice performed on and after February 19, 1929, and prior to the effective date of section 442 of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1970, as a United States Capitol Guide."; and 47-348 O - 72 - 80 (Pt. 1)
1192 PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 [84 STAT. (4) by inserting immediately after the fourth sentence thereof the following sentence: "The Civil Service Commission shall accept the certification of the Capitol Guide Board concerning service for the purpose of this subchapter of the type described in paragraph (8) of this subsection and performed by an employee.". T R A N S I T I O N A L PROVISIONS RELATING TO T H E E S T A B L I S H M E N T OF T H E CAPITOL GUIDE SERVICE A N D T H E CONCLUSION OF T H E OPERATIONS OF T H E E X I S T I N G U N I T E D STATES CAPITOL GUIDES ORGANIZATION Appointments effective d a t e . SEC. 443. (a) The initial appointments, under section 441(c) (2) of this Act, of personnel of the Capitol Guide Service shall be effective on the effective date of this section. The Capitol Guide Board shall afford, to each person who is a member of the United States Capitol Guides immediately prior to such effective date, the opportunity to be appointed to a comparable position in the Capitol Guide Service with- out reduction in level of rank and seniority. F o r the purposes of the initial appointments of such persons, the number of suchjpersons shall be considered to have been authorized for the Capitol Guide Service Pay r a t e s . under section 441(c) (1) of this Act. The per annum (gross) rate of pay of each such person so initially appointed shall be a rate equal to the per annum rate of pay received by the United States Capitol Guides, who worked full tours of duty, averaged over the last five calendar years (excluding 1968) ending prior to the date of enact- ment of this Act. Subject to section 441 (i) of this Act, the rate of each such person so initially appointed shall not, at any time after such initial appointment, be less than the rate at which he was initially appointed so long as he remains in the same position; but, when such position becomes vacant, the rate of pay of any subsequent appointee thereto shall be fixed in accordance with section 441 of this Act. Records, a s s e t s , transfer. (b) The United States Capitol Police Board shall transfer, on the effective date of this section, to the Capitol Guide Board, all personnel records, financial records, assets, and other property of the United States Capitol Guides, which exist immediately prior to such effective date. GAG a u d i t . (c) As soon as practicable after the effective date of this section but not later than the close of the sixtieth day after such effective date, the Capitol Guide Board shall, out of the assets and property trans- ferred under subsection (b) of this section, on the basis of a special audit which shall be conducted by the General Accounting Office— (1) settle and pay anjr outstanding accounts payable of the United States Capitol Guides, (2) discharge the financial and other obligations of the United States Capitol Guides (including reimbursement to purchasers of tickets for guided tours which are purchased and paid for in advance of intended use and are unused), and (3) otherwise wind up the affairs of the United States Capitol Guides, Monetary sur- p l u s e s , d i s p o s a l . which exist immediately prior to such effective date. The Capitol Guide Board shall dispose of any net monetary amounts remaining after the winding up of the affairs of the United States Capitol Guides, in accordance with the practices and procedures of the United States Capitol Guides, existing immediately prior to the effective date of this section, with respect to disposal of monetary surpluses.
84 STAT. ] PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 1193 PART 5—^AUDIT FOR ORGANIZATIONS CONDUCTING ACTIVITIES OR P E R - FORMING SERVICES I N OR ON THE UNITED STATES CAPITOL BUILDINGS OR GROUNDS A U D I T O F A C C O U N T S OF CERTAIN PRIVATE ORGANIZATIONS SEC. 451. (a) Any private organization, except political parties GAG audit. and committees constituted for election of Federal officials, whether or not organized for profit and whether or not any of its income inures to the benefit of any person, which performs services or con- ducts activities in or on the United States Capitol Buildings or Grounds, as defined by or pursuant to law, shall be subject, for each year in which it performs such services or conducts such activities, to a special audit of its accounts which shall be conducted by the General Accounting Office. The results of such audit shall be reported by the Report t o Con- gress. Comptroller General to the Senate and House of Representatives. P A R T 6—(CONGRESSIONAL A D J O U R N M E N T CONGRESSIONAL A D J O U R N M E N T SEC. 461. (a) This section is enacted by the Congress— (1) as an exercise of the rulemaking power of the Senate and the House of Representatives, respectively, and as such it shall be considered as part of the rules of each House, respectively; and such rule shall supersede other rules only to the extent incon- sistent therewith; and (2) with full recognition of the constitutional right of either House to change such rules (so far as relating to the procedure in such House) at any time, in the same manner, and to the same extent as in the case of any other rule of such House. (b) Section 132 of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 198) is amended to read as follows: 60 Stat. 8 3 1 . a CONGRESSIONAL A D J O U R N M E N T "SEC. 132. (a) Unless otherwise provided by the Congress, the two Houses shall— "(1) adjourn sine die not later than July 31 of ejich year; or "(2) in the case of an odd-numbered year, provide, not later than July 31 of such year, by concurrent resolution adopted in each House by rollcall vote, for the adjournment of the two Houses from that Friday in August which occurs at least thirty days before the first Monday in September (Labor Day) of such year to the second day after Labor Day. " ( b ) This section shall not be applicable in any year if on J u l y 31 N onappUc abi.l« ity. of such year a state of war exists pursuant to a declaration of war by the Congress.". PART 7—PAYROI.L ADMINISTRATION I N THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES SINGLE P E R A N N U M GROSS RATES OF P A Y FOR EMPLOYEES UNDER T H E H O U S E OF REPRESENTATIVES SEC. 471. Whenever the rate of pay of an employee whose pay is disbursed by the Clerk of the House of Representatives is fixed or ad- justed on or after the effective date of this section, that rate, as so fixed or adjusted, shall be a single per annum gross rate.
1194 PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 [84 STAT. SINGLE PER A N N U M GROSS RATES OF CLERK H I R E ALLOWANCES OF M E M B E R S ; RELATED MATTERS Clerk hire allow- SEC. 472. (a) The clerk hire allowance of each Member of the House of Eepresentatives and the Eesident Commissioner from Puerto Rico shall be at a single per annum gross rate, detiermined on the basis of the population, as currently estimated by the Bureau of the Census, of the constituency of that Member or the Resident Commissioner within one of the following categories, as applicable— (1) a population of less than 600,000, with respect to which the single per annum gross rate of clerk hire allowance is $133,500; or (2) a population of 500,000 or more, with respect to which the single per annum gross rate of clerk hire allowance is $140,500. Monthly pay, (b) The aggregate of the payments of pay, for each monthly pay limitation. period, to employees, out of the clerk hire allowance of a Member or the Resident Commissioner, shall not be at a rate greater than the single per annum gross rate of clerk hire allowance of that Member or the Resident Commissioner, divided by twelve and adjusted to the nearest lower whole dollar figure, not counting any remaining portion of a dollar. Yearly pay, (c) An employee is not entitled to pay, out of the clerk hire allow- limitation. ance of a Member or the Resident Commissioner, at a single per annum gross rate in excess of $27,343.27. Salary schedule (d) Each Member and the Resident Commissioner shall certify any changes, certifi- cation. rearrangements or changes of salary schedules of employees paid out of his clerk hire allowance, in writing to the Clerk of the House, on or before such day of any month, in which such rearrangements or changes of salary schedules are to become effective, as the Clerk, with the approval of the Committee on House Administration, may desig- nate from time to time. The Clerk shall disburse the pay of those employees in accordance with the certification of that Member or the Resident Commissioner. (e) Each Member and the Resident Commissioner may, by written notice to the Clerk of the House, establish such titles for positions in his office as he may desire to designate. SINGLE PER A N N U M GROSS RATES OF ALLOWANCES FOR PERSONAL SERVICES IN THE O F F I C E S OF THE SPEAKER, MAJORITY LEADER, MINORITY LEADER, MAJORITY W H I P , AND MINORITY W H I P SEC. 473. The allowance for additional office personnel in the office of each of the following officials of the House of Representatives shall be at a single per annum gross rate, as follows: (1) the Speaker, $110,000. (2) the Majority Leader, $90,000. (3) the Minority Leader, $55,000. (4) the Majority Whip, $55,000. (5) the Minority Whip, $55,000. CONVERSION BY CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF EXISTING BASIC PAY RATES TO PER ANNUM GROSS PAY RATES SEC. 474. The Clerk of the House of Representatives shall convert, as of the effective date of this section, to a single per annum gross rate, the rate of pay of each employee whose pay— (1) is disbursed by the Clerk; and (2) immediately prior to such effective date, was fixed at a basic rate with respect to which additional pay was payable by law.
84 STAT. ] PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 1195 OBSOLETE REFERENCES I N E X I S T I N G L A W TO BASIC P A Y RATES SEC. 475. I n any case in which— (1) the rate of pay of any employee or position, or class of employees or positions, the pay for whom or for which is disbursed by the Clerk of the House of Representatives, or any maximum or minimum rate with respect to any such employee, position, or class, is referred to in or provided by statute or House resolu- tion ; and (2) the rate so referred to or provided is a basic rate with respect to which additional pay is provided by law; such statutory provision or resolution shall be deemed to refer, in lieu of such basic rate, to the per annum gross rate which an employee receiving such basic rate immediately prior to the effective date of this section would receive, without regard to such statutory provision or resolution, under section 474 of this P a r t on and after such date. SAVING PROVISION SEC. 476. The provisions of this P a r t shall not be construed to— (1) limit or otherwise affect any authority for the making of any appointment to, or for fixing or adjusting the pay for, any position for which the pay is disbursed by the Clerk of the House of Representatives; or (2) affect the continuity of employment of, or reduce the pay of, any employee whose pay is disbursed by the Clerk of the House. C H A N G E S I N E X I S T I N G L A W ; RELATTJ) PROVISIONS SEC. 477. (a) There are hereby repealed— Repeals, Clerk h i r e . (1) the first section of the Act entitled "An Act to increase clerk hire, and for other purposes", approved December 20, 1944 (58 Stat. 831; Public Law 512, Seventy-eighth Congress; 2 U.S.C. (2) section 11(a) of the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1956 (2 U.S.C. 6 0 g - l ) ; and 69 Stat. 5 0 9 . (3) section 202(e) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of Professional staff members. 1946 (2 U.S.C. 72a ( e ) ) . 60 Stat. 8 3 5 . (b) All provisions of law inconsistent with any pi-ovision of this Part are hereby superseded to the extent of the inconsistency. (c) (1) This subsection is enacted as an exercise of the rulemaking power of the House of Representatives subject to and with full recog- nition of the power of the House of Representatives to enact or change any Rule of the House at any time in its exercise of its constitutional right to determine the rules of its proceedings. (2) Clause 29(c) of Rule X I of the Rules of the House of Repre- sentatives is amended to read as follows: "(c) Each employee on the professional staff, and each employee Pay r a t e . on the clerical staff, of each standing committee, is entitled to pay at a single per annum ^ross rate, to be fixed by the chairman, which does not exceed the highest rate of basic pay, as in effect from time to time, of the General Schedule of section 5332(a) of title 5, United States Code.". Ante, p . 198-1. (d) Section 5533(c) of title 5, United States Code, is amended to Dual pay. read as follows: 81 Stat. 637., "(c) (1) Unless otherwise authorized by law and except as other- wise provided by paragraph (2) of this subsection, appropriated funds are not available for payment to an individual of pay from more than
1196 PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 [84 STAT. one position if the pay of one of the positions is paid by the Secretary of the Senate or the Clerk of the House of Representatives^ or one of the positions is under the Office of the Architect of the Capitol, and if the aggregate gross pay from the positions exceeds $7,724 a year. Limitation. a ^2) Notwithstanding paragraph (1) of this subsection, appropri- ated funds are not available for payment to an individual of pay from more than one position, for each of which the pay is disbursed by the Clerk of the House of Representatives, if the aggregate gross pay from those positions exceeds the maximum per annum gross rate of pay au- thorized to be paid to an employee out of the clerk hire allowance of a Member of the House. "Gross pay." "(3) ji"or the purposes of this subsection, 'gross pay' means the an- nual rate of pay (or equivalent thereof in the case of an individual paid on other than an annual basis) received by an individual.". PART 8—PER A N N U M GROSS P A Y RATES OF EMPLOTEJES OF THE OFFICE OF THE A R C H I T E C T OF T H E C A P I T O L SINGLE P E E A N N U M GROSS RATES OF PAY FOR EMPLOYEES UNDER THE ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL SEC. 481. Whenever the rate of pay of— (1) an employee of the Office of the Architect of the Capitol; or (2) an employee of the House Restaurant, or of the Senate Res- taurant, under the supervision of the Architect of the Capitol as an agent of the House or Senate, respectively, as the case may be ; is fixed or adjusted on or aft«r the effective date of this section, that rate, as so fixed and adjusted, shall be a single per annum gross rate. CONVERSION BY THE ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL OF EXISTING BASIC PAY RATES TO PER ANNUM GROSS PAY RATES SEC. 482. The Architect of the Capitol shall convert, as of the effec- tive date of this section, to a single per annum gross rate, the rate of pav of each employee described in suoparagraph (1) or subparagraph (2) of section 481 of this Part, whose pay immediately prior to such effective date was fixed at a basic rate witn respect to which additional pay was payable by law. OBSOLETE R E F E R E N C E S I N EXISTING LAW TO BASIC PAY RATES OF EMPLOYEES UNDER THE ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL SEC. 483. I n any case in which— (1) the rate of pay of, or any maximum or minimum rate of pay with respect to— (A) any employee described in subparagraph (1) or sub- paragraph (2] of section 481 of this Part, or (B) the position of such employee, or (C) an;^ class or group of such employees or positions, is referred to in or provided by statute or other authority; and (2) the rate so referred to or provided is a basic rate with respect to which additional pay is provided by law;
84 STAT. ] PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 1197 such statutory provision or authority shall be deemed to refer, in lieu of such basic rate, to the per annum gross rate which an employee receiving such basic rate immediately prior to the effective date of this section would receive, without regard to such statutory provision or authority, under section 482 of this P a r t on and after such date. SAVING PROVISION SEC. 484. The provisions of this P a r t shall not be construed to— (1) limit or otherwise affect any authority for the making of any appointment to, or for fixing or adjusting the pay for, the position of any employee described in subparagraph (1) or sub- paragraph (2) of section 481 of this P a r t ; (2) affect the continuity of employment of, or reduce the pay of, any employee holding any position referred to in subparagraph (1) of this section; or (3) modify, change, supersede, or otherwise affect the pro- visions of sections 5504 and 6101(a) (5) of title 5, LTnited States Code, insofar as such sections relate to the Office of the Architect gi^stflrao?^.^' of the Capitol. E F F E C T ON EXISTINCi I.AW SEC. 485. (a) All provisions of law inconsistent with this P a r t are hereby superseded to the extent of the inconsistency. (b) Sections 5504 and 6101(a)(5) of title 5, United States Code, sena°t?ReTtlx:rant shall apply to employees of the House and Senate Restaurants who are employee's! °"'^" paid at per annum rates of pay as long as such employees are imder the supervision of the Architect of the Capitol as an agent of the House or Senate, respectively, as the case may be. EXEMPTIONS SEC. 486. Notwithstanding any other provision of this Part, the foregoing provisions of this P a r t do not aj>ply to any employee described in section 481 of this P a r t whose pay is fixed and adjusted— (1) in accordance with chapter 51, and subchapter I I I of chapter 53, of title 5, United States Code, relating to classification 45*7° ^^^/g* "^'^VQS-I and General Schedule pay rates; 5 use 51 o'l„ (2) in accordance with subchapter I V of chapter 53 of title 5, ^^ai. United States Code, relating to prevailing rate pay systems; s use 5341. (3) at per hour or per diem rates in accordance with section 3 of the Legislative Pay Act of 1929, as amended (46 Stat. 38; 55 Stat. 615), relating to employees performing professional and technical services for the Architect of the Capitol in connection with construction projects and employees under the Office of the Architect of the Capitol whose tenure of employment is temporary or of uncertain duration; or (4) in accordance with prevailing rates under authority of the Joint Resolution entitled "Joint Resolution transferring the man- agement of the Senate Restaurants to the Architect of the Capitol, and for other purposes", approved July 6, 1961 (75 Stat. 199; Public Law 87-82), or section 208 of the First Supplemental Civil ^jl^^,^^ ^'^'^^^^- Functiong Appropriation Act, 1941 (54 Stat. 1056; Public, No. 812, Seventy-sixth Congress), relating to the duties of the Archi- 40 use 174k. tect of the Capitol with respect to the House of Representatives Restaurant.
1198 PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 [84 STAT. PART 9—SENATE AND HOUSE PA(JE8 SENATE AND HOUSE PAGES Appointment conditions. SEC. 491. (a) A person shall not be appointed as a page of the Senate or House of Representatives— (1) unless he agrees that, in the absence of unforeseen circum- stances preventing his service as a page after his appointment, he will continue to serve as a page for a period of not less than two months; and (2) until complete information in writing is transmitted to his parent or parents, his legal guardian, or other appropriate person or persons acting as his parent or parents, with respect to the nature of the work of pages, their pay, their working conditions (including hours and scheduling of work), and the housing accommodations available to pages. Qualifications, (b) A person shall not serve as a page— (1) of the Senate before he has attained the age of fourteen years; or (2) of the House of Representatives before he has attained the age of sixteen years; or (except in the case of a chief page, telephone page, or riding page) during any session of the Congress which begins after he has attained the age of eighteen years. Pay. (c) The pay of pages of the Senate shall begin not more than five days before the convening or reconvening of a session of the Congress or of the Senate and shall continue until the end of the month during w^hich the Congress or the Senate adjourns or recesses, or until the fourteenth day after such adjournment or recess, which- ever is the later date, except that, in any case in which the Congress or the Senate adjourns or recesses on or before the last day of July for a period of at least thirty days but not more than forty-five days, such pay shall continue until the end of such period of adjournment or recess. (d) The pay of pages of the House of Representatives shall begin not more than five days before the convening of a session of the Con- gress and shall continue until the end of the month during which the Congress adjourns sine die or recesses or until the fourteenth day after such adjournment or recess, whichever is the later date, except that, in any case in which the House adjourns or recesses on or before the last day of July in any year for a period of at least thirty days but not more than forty-five days, suc^h pay shall continue until the end of such period of adjournment or recess. Repeals, (e) There are hereby repealed— (A) the proviso under the heading "Senate" and under the cap- tion "Office of Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper", which relates to the pay of pages of the Senate, in the Legislative Branch Appro- priation Act, 1952 (65 Stat. 390; Public Law 168, Eighty-second Congress; 2 U.S.C. 88c); and (B) the proviso under the heading "House of Representatives" and under the caption "Office of the Doorkeeper", which relates to the pay of pages of the House of Representatives, in the Legis- lative Branch Appropriation Act, 1949, as amended (62 Stat. 426, 78 Stat. 1084; Public Law 641, Eightieth Congress, Public Law 88-652; 2 U.S.C. 88c). Effective date. (f) Subsection (b) of this section shall become effective on January 3, 1971, but the provisions of such subsection limiting service as a page to persons who have attained the age of sixteen years shall not be con- strued to prohibit the continued service of any page appointed prior to the date of enactment of this Act.
84 STAT. ] PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 1199 DORMITORY B U I L D I N G FOR CONGRESSIONAL. PAGES SEC. 492. (a) There is hereby authorized to be constructed, on a site jointly approved by the Senate Office Building Commission and the House Office Building Commission, in accordance with plans which shall be prepared by or under the direction of the Architect of the Capitol and which shall be submitted to and jointly approved by the Senate Office Building Commission and the House Office Building Commission, a fireproof building containing dormitory and classroom facilities, including necessary furnishing and equipment, for pages of the Senate, the House of Representatives, and the Supreme Court of the United States. (b) The Architect of the Capitol, under the joint direction and sition Property a c q u i - in D.C, supervision of the Senate Office Building Commission and the House Office Building Commission, is authorized to acquire on behalf of the United States, by jDurchase, condemnation, transfer, or otherwise, such publicly or privately owned real property in the District of Columbia (including all alleys, and parts of alleys, and streets within the curblines surrounding such real property) located in the vicinity of the United States Capitol Grounds, as may be approved jointly by the Senate Office Building Commission and the House Office Building Commission, for the purpose of constructing on such real property, in accordance with this section, a suitable dormitory and classroom facilities complex for pages of the Senate, the House of Representa- tives, and the Supreme Court of the United States. (c) Any proceeding for condemnation instituted under subsection p rCondemnation oceedings. (b) of this section shall be conducted in accordance with subchapter I V of chapter 13 of title 16 of the District of Columbia Code. 77 Stat. 577. D . C . Code 16- (d) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any real property 1351 et seq, owned by the United States, and any alleys, or parts of alleys and U.S.-owned property, transfer. streets, contained within the curblines surrounding the real property acquired on behalf of the United States under this section shall be transferred, upon the request of the Architect of the Capitol made with the joint approval of the Senate Office Building Commission and the House Office Building Commission, to the jurisdiction and control of the Architect of the Capitol. (e) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, any alleys, or parts of alleys and streets, contained within t]ie curblines surrounding the real property acquired on behalf of the United States under this sec- tion shall be closed and vacated by the Commissioner of the District of Columbia in accordance with any request therefor made by the Architect of the Capitol with the joint approval of the Senate Office Building Commission and the House Office Building Commission. (f) Upon the acquisition on behalf of the United States of all real property under this section, such property shall be a part of the United States Capitol Grounds and shall be subject to the provisions of the Act entitled "An Act to define the area of the United States Capitol Grounds, to regulate the use thereof, and for other purposes", approved July 31,1946. 60 Stat. 7 1 8 . (g) The building constructed on the real property acquired under to D.C. 9-132. Code 9-118 this section shall be designated the "John W. McCormack Residential J o h n W. Mc- Page School". The employment of all services (other than that of the tCormack Residen- i a l P a g e School, United States Capitol Police) necessary for its protection, care, main- d e s i g n a t i o n . tenance, and use, for which appropriations are made by Congress, shall be under the control and supervision of the Architect of the Capitol. Such supervision and control shall be subject to the joint approval and direction of the Speaker and the President pro tempore. The Architect shall submit annually to the Congress estimates in e sAnnual expense t i m a t e s to Con- detail for all services, other than those of the United States Capitol g r e s s .
1200 PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 [84 STAT. Police or those provided in connection with the conduct of school operations and the personal supervision of pages, and for all other expenses in connection with the protection, care, maintenance, and use of the John W. McCormack Eesidential Page School. The Speaker and the President pro tempore shall prescribe, from time to time, regulations governing the Architect in the provision of services and the protection, care, and maintenance, of the John W. McCormack Residential Page Scihool. Supervision and (h) The Speaker of the House of Representatives and the Presi- acavUieT*regu1a- ^^^^ P^^ tcmpore of the Senate jointly shall designate an officer of tions. ' the House and an officer of the Senate, other than a Member of the House or Senate, who shall jointly exercise supervision and control over the activities of the pages resident in the John W. McCormack Residential Page School. With the approval of the Speaker and the President pro tempore, such officers so designated shall prescribe regulations governing— (1) the actual use and occupancy of the John W. McCormack Residential Page School including, if necessary, the imposition of a curfew for pages; (2) the conduct of pages generally; and (3) other matters pertaining to the supervision, direction, safety, and well-being of pages in off-duty hours. Residence Si^jei- Such officers, subject to the approval of the Speaker and the President ap^p^^ment, ^^^^' P^o tempore, jointly shall appoint and fix the per annum gross rate of pay of a Residence Superintendent of Pages, who shall perform such duties with respect to the supervision of pages resident therein as those s nne'^"''"^^ ^*'" offlcials shall prescribe. In addition, such officers, subject to the approval of the Speaker and the President pro tempore, jointly shall appoint and fix the per annum gross rates of pay of such additional personnel as may be necessary to assist those officers and the Residence Superintendent of Pages in carrying out their functions under this section. (i) Nothing in this part shall affect the operation of section 243 of 60 Stat. 839. ^^iQ Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (2 U.S.C. 88a) or the proviso under the heading "Education of Senate and House Pages" in title I of the Urgent Deficiency Appropriation Act, 1947 (2 U.S.C. 61 Stat. 16. 88b), relating to educational facilities of pages and other minors who are congressional employees. PART 10—^MODERNIZATION OF HOUSE GALLERIES MODERNIZATION AND IMPROVEMENT OF GALLERY FACILITIES IN THE HOUSE CHAMBER sifro'n'^^ commis- gj,(,^ 499^ (a) The Speaker of the House of Representatives shall t^OT o "H^UITGait" appoint a special commission of the House, to oe designated the lery Faciiitiesi, "Special Commission on Modernization of House Gallery Facilities", appointment. composed of five Members of the House, three from the majority party and two from the minority party. The Speaker shall designate as chairman of the commission one of the Members so appointed. A vacancy in the membership of the commission shall be filled in the same manner as the original appointment. The commission shall con- duct a study of the structure and uses of the gallery facilities in the Chamber of the House of Representatives and shall formulate and develop a program for the modernization and improvement of the House gallery facilities in order to improve the physical conditions under which the proceedings on the floor of the House are conducted and to provide for spectators in the House galleries modernized and improved accommodations for their enlightenment, information, and
84 STAT. ] PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 1201 understanding with respect t o the proceedings on the floor of the House and the role of the House generally in the legislative branch of the Government. Any such program formulated and developed by uj^on^an" dl^'iop- the commission shall provide for— ment. (1) the enclosure of the galleries with soundproof and trans- parent coverage in such manner as to preserve the visibility from the galleries of proceedings on the House floor and eliminate the audibility on the House floor of noise in the galleries ; (2) the installation of facilities and devices which will permit the proceedings on the floor of the House to be heard by spectators in the galleries, together with facilities and devices by which appropriate comments and explanations may be made to spec- tators in the galleries with respect to the proceedings on the House floor; and (3) such other items or features of modernization and improve- ment of the House gallaries as may be directed by the commission, including items and features of modernization designed to provide for and facilitate the consultation of legislative materials and the taking of written notes by visitors to the House galleries, under such regulations as the Speaker may from time to time prescribe, without any distraction to or disturbance of the conduct of pro- ceedings on the floor of the House. (b) A t the request of the commission, the Architect of the Capitol shall provide advice, counsel, and assistance to the commission in the conduct of its study. (c) Such study shall be completed not later than the close of the completion date, first session of the Ninetjr-second Congress. (d) After the completion of such study, the commission through the Program impie- Architect of the Capitol, subject to the availability of appropriations '"^"*^"°"* for such purpose, shall put the program for the modernization and improvement of the galleries into effect. The Architect of the Capitol . contract author- may procure or make such plans, enter into such contracts, employ **^* such personnel, and take such other actions and make such expendi- tures, as may be necessary to complete such program of modernization and improvement of the House galleries. In all matters connected with such program, the Architect shall be subject to the supervision, direc- tion, and control of the commission. (e) The commission shall cease to exist when the Speaker deter- ^ coinmission, • j i i n p •, • . •,. '- « i termination. mines that the program tor modernization and improvement of the galleries has been completed. (f) There are hereby authorized to be appropriated, to remain Appropriations. available until expended, such sums as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this section. TITLE Y—OFFICE OF T H E LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL Subtitle A—House of Eepresentatives PART 1—PURPOSE, POLICY, AND FUNCTION ESTABLISHMENT SEC. 501. There is established in the House of Representatives an office to be known as the Office of the Legislative Counsel, referred to hereinafter in this subtitle as the "Office".
1202 PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26. 1970 [84 STAT. PURPOSE A N D POLICY SEC. 502. The purpose of the Office shall be to advise and assist the House of Representatives, and its committees and Members, in the achievement of a clear, faithful, and coherent expression of legislative policies. The Office shall maintain impartiality as to issues of legisla- tive policy to be determined by the House of Representatives, and shall not advocate the adoption or rejection of any legislation except when duly requested by the Speaker or a committee to comment on a proposal directly affecting the functions of the Office. The Office shall maintain the attorney-client relationship with respect to all communications between it and any Member or committee of the House. FUNCTIONS SEC. 503. The functions of the Office shall be as follows: (1) Upon request of the managers on the part of the House at any conference on the disagreeing votes of the two Houses, to advise and assist the managers on the part of the House in the course of the conference, and to assist the committee of conference in the preparation of the conference report and any accompanying explanatory statement. (2) Upon request of any committee of the House, or any joint committee having authority to report legislation to the House, to advise and assist the committee in the consideration of any legis- lation before it, and to assist the committee in the preparation of drafts of any such legislation, amendments thereto, and reports thereon. (3) Upon request of any Member having control of time during the consideration of any legislation by the House, to have in attendance on the floor of the House not more than two members of the staff of the Office (and, in his discretion, the Legislative Counsel) to advise and assist such Member and, to the extent feasible, any other Member, in the course of such consideration. (4) Upon request of any Member, subject to such reasonable restrictions as the Legislative Counsel may impose with the approval of the Speaker on the proportion of the resources of the Office which may be devoted to the requests of any one Mem- ber, to prepare drafts of legislation and to furnish drafting advice with respect to drafts of legislation prepared by others. (5) A t the direction of the Speaker, to perform on behalf of the House of Representatives any legal services which are within the capabilities of the Office and the performance of which would not be inconsistent with the provisions of section 502 or the preceding provisions of this section. PART 2—ADMINISTRATION LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL SEC. 521. The management, supervision, and administration of the Office are vested in the Legislative Counsel, who shall be appointed by the Speaker of the House of Representatives without regard to politi- cal affiliation and solely on the basis of fitness to perform the duties of the position. Any person so appointed shall serve at the pleasure of the Speaker.
84 STAT. ] PUBLIC LAW 91-510-OCT. 26, 1970 1203 STAFF Attorneys, e t c . , SEC. 522. (a) W i t h the approval of the Speaker, or in accordance appointment. with policies and procedures approved by the Speaker, the Legislative Counsel shall appoint such attorneys and other employees as may be necessary for the prompt and efficient performance of the functions of the Office. Any such appointment shall be made without regard to political affiliation and solely on the basis of fitness to perform the duties of the position. Any person so appointed may be removed by the Legislative Counsel with the approval of the Speaker, or in accord- ance with policies and procedures approved by the Speaker. Office Admin- (b) One of the employees appointed under subsection (a) shall be istrator. a full-time Office Administrator, who shall exercise the management, supervisory, and administrative functions of the Office as delegated to him by the Legislative Counsel. COMPENSATION SEC. 523. (a) The Legislative Counsel shall be paid at a per annum Legislative Counsel. gross rate equal to the rate of basic pay, as in effect from time to time, for level I I I of the Executive Schedule of section 5314 of title 5, United States Code. 83 Stat. 8 6 3 . (b) Members of the staff of the Office other than the Legislative Staff members Counsel shall be paid at per annum gross rates fixed by the Le^slative Counsel with the approval of the Speaker or in accordance with poli- cies approved by the Speaker, but not in excess of a per annum gross rate equal to the rate of basic pay, as in effect from time to time, for level V of the Executive Schedule of section 5316 of title 5, United States Code. ExPENnrruRES SEC. 524. I n accordance with policies and procedures approved by the Speaker, the Legislative Counsel may make such expenditures as may be necessary or appropriate for the functioning of the Office. O F F I C I A L M A I L MATTEK SEC. 525. The Office shall have the same privilege of free trans- mission of official mail matter as other offices of the LTnited States Government. A U T H O R I Z A T I O N OF APPROPRIATIONS SEC. 526. There are authorized to be appropriated, for the fiscal year ending June 30,1971, and for each fiscal year thereafter, such sums as may be necessary to carry out this subtitle and to increase the efficiency of the Office and the quality of the services which it provides. PART 3—TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS PERSONNEL, PROPERTY, RECORDS, ETC. SEC. 531. Any individual who on the date of the enactment of this Act is serving under an appointment by the Speaker as Legislative Counsel of the House of Representatives shall continue as Legislative Counsel of the House of Representatives in accordance with this sub- title. All personnel, positions, property, records, and unexpended bal- ances of appropriations of or for that part of the Office of the Legis- lative Counsel established under section 1303 of the Revenue Act of 1918 (2 U.S.C., ch. 9) employed or held in or for the House of Repre- 40 Stat. 1141; 43 Stat. 3 5 3 .
1204 PUBLIC LAW 91.511-OCT. 26. 1970 [84 STAT. sentatives shall be transferred to the Office established under this subtitle; and, effective upon the date of enactment of this Act, the 40 Stat. 1141 i provisions of section 1303 of the Kevenue Act of 1918 shall have no 43 Stat. 3 5 3 . 2 u s e 271. further applicability of any kind to the Speaker or to any committee, officer, employee, or property of the House of Representatives. TITLE VI—EFFECTIVE DATES E F F E C T I V E DATES SEC. 601. The foregoing provisions of this Act shall take effect as follows: (1) Title I, title I I (except part 2 thereof^, title I I I (except section 203 (d) (2), (d) (3), and (i) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946, as amended by section 321 of this Act, and section 105 (e) and (f) of the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1968', as amended by sec- Ante, p p . 1143, tion 305 of this A c t ) , and title IV, of this Act shall become effective 1167, 1 1 7 5 , 1 1 8 7 . immediately prior to noon on January 3, 1971. Ante, p . 1169. (2) P a r t 2 of title I I shall be effective with respect to fiscal years beginning on or after July 1, 1972. (3) Section 203(d) (2) and (3) of the Legislative Reorganization Ante, p . 1181. Act of 1946, as amended by section 321 of this Act, shall become effec- tive at the close of the first session of the Ninety-second Congress. (4) Section 203 (i) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946, as amended by section 321 of this Act, shall be effective with respect to fiscal years beginning on or after July 1,1970. Ante, p. 1201. (5) Title V of this Act shall become effective on the date of enact- ment of this Act. (6) Section 105 (e) and (f) of the Legislative Branch Appropria- Ante, p . 1181. tion Act, 1968, as amended by section 305 of this Act, shall become effective on January 1,1971. Approved October 26, 1970. Public Law 91-511 October 26, 1970 ^ ACT [H. R. 17604] To authorize certain construction at military installations, and for other purposes. Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives of the Military Con- United States of America in Congress assembled^ struction and R e - serve F o r c e s F a c i l i t i e s authoi*- TITLE I ization acts,1971« Army. SEC. 101. The Secretary of the Army may establish or develop mil- itary installations and facilities by acquiring, constructing, converting, rehabilitating, or installing permanent or temporary public works, including land acquisition, site preparation, appurtenances, utilities, and equipment for the following acquisition and construction: