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OFFICE OF THE MINORITY FLOOR LEADER Mr. HENSHAW. For the Office of the Minority Floor Leader, including $5,000 for the official expenses of the Minority Floor Leader, $491,500. One-twelfth of the Official Expenses Allowance is paid monthly at the Leader's request.
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Mr. HENSHAW. For the Office of the Majority Whip, $431,600, including an amount not to exceed $103,580 for the Chief Deputy Majority Whip.
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MAJORITY WHIP — APPROPRIATIONS, ACTUAL EXPENDITURES, UNEXPENDED BALANCES
CHIEF DEPUTY MAJORITY MAJORITY WHIP_APPROPRIATIONS, ACTUAL EXPENDITURES, UNEXPENDED
Mr. SMITH. Is there a statutory basis for Deputy Whip and Chief Deputy Whip, or is that just something that is done in this appropriation?
Mr. COLLEY. My recollection, Mr. Smith, is that a resolution from the Committee on House Administration authorized those funds specifically for the Chief Deputy Majority and Minority Whips, and those resolutions have been made permanent law.
OFFICE OF THE MINORITY WHIP Mr. HENSHAW. For the Office of the Minority Whip $336,600, including an amount not to exceed $56,080 for the Chief Deputy Minority Whip.
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MINORITY WHIP—APPROPRIATIONS, ACTUAL EXPENDITURES, UNEXPENDED BALANCES
CHIEF DEPUTY MINORITY WHIP—APPROPRIATIONS, ACTUAL EXPENDITURES, UNEXPENDED BALANCES
DIFFERENCE BETWEEN MAJORITY AND MINORITY WHIPS Mr. MICHEL. Is this the first year there has been a difference in that amount between Minority and Majority Deputy Whips, or has that been going on like that for some time?
Mr. LAWLER. The change that took place dealt with certain resolutions that added additional funding, and, as I recall, the Minority Leader's office received additional funding, where on the Democratic side it went to the Majority Leader and to the Majority Whip's office. Mr. MICHEL. As of when?
Mr. LAWLER. One of the resolutions, Mr. Michel, was H.Res. 393 in March of 1977. Mr. MICHEL. Was there a follow-on one?
Mr. LAWLER. We have a schedule that outlines the various leadership offices, and it actually builds the dollar amount of the request, showing each little integral part as the statutory positions and the lump sum allowances. H. Res. 393 was a very important resolution in 1977 and accounted for several of those differences.
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ACTUAL EXPENDITURES IN TABLES Mr. SMITH. What does it mean where it shows estimated expenditures zero, but you are estimating appropriations at $103,580? Why are we appropriating if there is estimated to be no expense?
Mr. COLLEY. Mr. Smith, we have to budget what is authorized for an individual office. Whether the office obligates the money or expends it is not our decision.
Mr. Smith. That is something new. You mean you budget the total amount that is authorized?
Mr. COLLEY. In certain accounts, yes. We are not always privy to what those offices will do. They are authorized the funds in that account, and unless they tell us directly not to include them in the budget, we have to include them in most instances.
Mr. HENSHAW. We have contacted these offices, if I might add, Mr. Smith, to find out what they want to request for their budget.
Mr. SMITH. And they want it in there, even though they don't think they will use it?
Mr. HENSHAW. This is what they feel their need will be for the fiscal year.
Mr. SMITH. How do you get a need of $103,580? They must have estimated they are not going to spend anything.
Mr. COLLEY. There is no way we have an estimated expenditure for 1980.
Mr. HENSHAW. It is not expended yet, so we can't put it down. Mr. SMITH. It says estimated expenditures. You show a zero, but you mean it doesn't really mean zero?
Mr. LAWLER. The column headings are the appropriations and the actual expenditures, so inasmuch as fiscal year 1980 has not yet started, we just placed a zero there.
Mr. SMITH. Where it says expenditures, that is not estimated, but actual.
Mr. HENSHAW. Yes, like 1978 and 1979, we show those as taking place. Mr. SMITH. I see. I thought you meant that was estimated, too.
Mr. LAWLER. The fiscal year 1978 column would be the best indication of the rate of spending that the various offices are incurring as most of the obligations are in for fiscal year 1978.
Mr. HENSHAW. Would you like me to proceed, Mr. Chairman? Mr. BENJAMIN. Please.
SALARIES, OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES Mr. HENSHAW. For compensation and expenses of Officers and Employees as authorized by law, $29,673,300.
I shall list the amounts presently estimated for each office. In most instances, the increases over fiscal year 1979 are for the pay increases for House employees. The employees of House Officers who are under the House Employees Schedule, House Wage Sched
ule and House Wage Supervisory Schedule also received the cost of living pay increase last year.
Mr. Chairman, the graph on page 13 of our justification illustrates the personnel history of four of the Officers of the House for the past 10 years. The graph on page 14 shows the appropriations history of the last 10 years for 4 of the Officers of the House.
OFFICE OF THE CLERK Mr. HENSHAW. The total appropriation request for my immediate office and the offices operating under the Clerk's direction and supervision is $8,378,400. This represents an increase of $836,800 over the appropriations approved to date for the current fiscal year. However, when you add the pending supplemental, the estimate for fiscal year 1980 is an increase of $440,500.
The two charts I mention follow, showing both the personnel and the appropriations history,
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