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Includes $3,087 lor Dayment of obligations incurred under the appropriations for similar purposes for preceding fiscal rears
GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE
CONGRESSIONAL PRINTING AND BINDING For authorized printing and binding for the Congress; for printing and binding for the Architect of the Capitol; expenses necessary for preparing the semimonthly and session index to the Congressional Record, as authorized by law (44 U.S.C. 902); and printing and binding of Government publications authorized by law to be distributed to Members of Congress, [$73,961,000] $76,212,000: Provided, That this appropriation shall not be available for printing and binding part 2 of the annual report of the Secretary of Agriculture (known as the Yearbook of Agriculture): Provided further, That this appropriation shall be available for the payment of obligations incurred under the appropriations for similar purposes for preceding fiscal years. Hereafter, not withstanding any other provision of law, appropriations for the automatic distribution to Senators and Representatives (including Delegates to Congress and the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico) of the bound and biweekly Congressional Records shall not be available with respect to any Senator or Representative unless such Senator or Representative specifically, in writing, requests that he or she receive copies of such Records.
(Congressional Operations Appropriation Act, 1979.)
Congressional printing and binding estimated requirements for fiscal
year 1980 A. Congressional Record program.--
$4, 717, 000 B. Miscellaneous publications..
5, 643, 000 C. Committee prints-------
8, 352, .000 D. Miscellaneous printing and binding
8, 364, 000 E, Details to CongressF. Franked envelopes and document franks.
124, 000 G. House and Senate business calendars.
2. 629. 000 H. Bills, resolutions, and amendments...
10. 718. 000 1. Committee reports.-.-. J. Documents K. Hearings.---
23, 237, 000 Total...
$76, 212, 000
4, 190, 000
SUMMARY AND JUSTIFICATION OF APPROPRIATION
ESTIMATES FOR CONGRESSIONAL PRINTING AND BINDING, FISCAL YEAR 1980
The estimates for congressional printing and binding are to provide funds with which to pay for the cost of printing and binding required for the use of Congress.
The total amount requested for congressional printing and binding for fiscal year 1980 is $76,212,000 compared to $73,961,000 appropriated last year.
The requirements for the Congressional Printing and Binding Appropriation for fiscal year 1980 are described below by category. Detailed supportive information is provided on page II-4 for total costs, on page II-4 for rates, and on page II-5 for volume.
A. Congressional Record Program.—The proceedings of the Senate and House of Representatives are printed daily in the Congressional Record. Approximately 5,700 copies are printed daily and distributed for Congressional use as provided by law (44 U.S.C. 906), and are charged to the appropriation for Congressional Printing and Binding. There are also printed daily about 28,000 additional copies that are not charged to the Congressional Printing and Binding Appropriation. These copies are delivered and charged to Government departments on requisition, to the Superintendent of Documents for sale to subscribers, and to recipients as authorized by law which are paid for from the Printing and Binding Appropriation. After the close of each session, the daily proceedings are consolidated, indexed, and about 2,500 copies printed as the bound edition of the Record. About 1,500 of these sets are distributed to departments, depository libraries, public sales, and recipients other than Congress by law. An estimated 44,000 pages will be required in fiscal year 1980 and the cost will be approximately $4.7 million.
B. Miscellaneous publications.—This item includes printed matter such as the Congressional Directory, Senate and House Journals, memorial addresses of Members, nominations, United States Code and supplements, and publications not carrying a document or report number, such as laws, treaties, and similar publications. An estimated $5.7 million will be required in fiscal year 1980 for approximately 59,000 pages.
C. Committee prints. This item includes publications printed for the internal use of committees on pending legislation. The estimate for fiscal year 1980 is $8.4 million for 120,000 pages.
D. Miscellaneous printing and binding.—This item includes letterheads, envelopes, blank paper, wall calendars, miscellaneous blank forms, and binding for both Houses. The estimate for fiscal year 1980 is $8.4 million for 170 million units.
E. Details to Congress.—This item includes the cost for employees detailed to Congress. The estimated cost for fiscal year 1980 is $5.5 million.
F. Franked envelopes and document franks.-Franked envelopes for mailing speeches and documents are furnished to Senators and Representatives, who are also furnished with franks for mailing documents, printed individually or in sheets with perforations at the option of the Member. An estimated $1.1 million will be needed in fiscal year 1980 for approximately 60 million envelopes at a cost of $1 million and 6.5 million franks at a cost of $.1 million.
G. House and Senate business calendars.—This heading covers the printing of all House and Senate committee and business calendars which list the actions on pending and completed legislation. An estimated $2.6 million will be required in fiscal year 1980 for approximately 55,000 pages.
H. Bills, resolutions, and amendments.—This heading covers the printing of bills, resolutions, and amendments in all forms, including the prints as introduced, referred, reported, and as finally passed. The estimate for fiscal year 1980 is $10.7 million for approximately 170,000 pages.
I. Committee reports.—This item covers printed reports of congressional committees on pending legislation which carry a congressional number. An estimated $4.2 million will be needed for about 45,000 pages in fiscal year 1980.
J. Documents.—This heading includes all classes of Senate and House documents ordered printed by Congress which carry a congressional number, such as annual reports, engineers' reports, special reports made by Government departments in response to resolutions, supplemental and deficiency estimates of appropriations, etc. The estimate for fiscal year 1980 is $1.7 million for about 25,000 pages.
K. Hearings.—This item covers all hearings before congressional committees. The estimate for fiscal year 1980 is $23.2 million for approximately 550,000 pages.
ESTIMATED REQUIREMENTS BY CATEGORY FOR CONGRESSIONAL PRINTING AND BINDING APPROPRIATION AS
OF SEPTEMBER 30, 1978
A. Congressional Record program.--------
1,000 each ----do. Page...
ESTIMATED COST PER UNIT OF PRINTING AND BINDING CHARGEABLE TO THE CONGRESSIONAL PRINTING AND
BINDING APPROPRIATION AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 1978
1 This item includes printed matter such as the Congressional Directory, Senate and House Journals, memorial addresses nominations, U.S. Code and supplements, etc.
2 This item includes letterheads, envelopes, blank paper, wall calendars, miscellaneous blank forms, and binding for both Houses.
3 To arrive at the page rate of the Congressional Record program both the Congressional Printing and Binding and the Printing and Binding Appropriations must be added together because these costs are pro-rated between both appropria. tions, i.e. FY 1978 = $347.69, FY 1979= $386.33, FY 1980 =$393.36,