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TREASURY, POSTAL SERVICE, AND GENERAL
FISCAL YEAR 1985
SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE TREASURY, POSTAL SERVICE, AND GENERAL
EDWARD R. ROYBAL, California, Chairman
CLARENCE E. MILLER, Ohio
ELDON RUDD, Arizona
HAROLD ROGERS, Kentucky
AUBREY A. GUNNELS and C. WILLIAM SMITH, Staff Assistants
Commission on Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Salaries .
Printed for the use of the Committee on Appropriations
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
JAMIE L. WHITTEN, Mississippi, Chairman EDWARD P. BOLAND, Massachusetts
SILVIO O. CONTE, Massachusetts WILLIAM H. NATCHER, Kentucky
JOSEPH M. McDADE, Pennsylvania NEAL SMITH, Iowa
JACK EDWARDS, Alabama JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, New York
JOHN T. MYERS, Indiana CLARENCE D. LONG, Maryland
J. KENNETH ROBINSON, Virginia SIDNEY R. YATES, Illinois
CLARENCE E. MILLER, Ohio DAVID R. OBEY, Wisconsin
LAWRENCE COUGHLIN, Pennsylvania EDWARD R. ROYBAL, California
C. W. BILL YOUNG, Florida LOUIS STOKES, Ohio
JACK F. KEMP, New York TOM BEVILL, Alabama
RALPH REGULA, Ohio BILL CHAPPELL, JR., Florida
GEORGE M. O'BRIEN, Mlinois BILL ALEXANDER, Arkansas
VIRGINIA SMITH, Nebraska JOHN P. MURTHA, Pennsylvania
ELDON RUDD, Arizona BOB TRAXLER, Michigan
CARL D. PURSELL, Michigan JOSEPH D. EARLY, Massachusetts
MICKEY EDWARDS, Oklahoma CHARLES WILSON, Texas
BOB LIVINGSTON, Louisiana LINDY (MRS. HALE) BOGGS, Louisiana BILL GREEN, New York NORMAN D. DICKS, Washington
TOM LOEFFLER, Texas MATTHEW F. McHUGH, New York
JERRY LEWIS, California WILLIAM LEHMAN, Florida
JOHN EDWARD PORTER, Ilinois JACK HIGHTOWER, Texas
HAROLD ROGERS, Kentucky
KEITH F. MAINLAND, Clerk and Staff Director
TREASURY, POSTAL SERVICE, AND GENERAL GOVERNMENT APPROPRIATIONS FOR FISCAL YEAR 1985
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 21, 1984.
COMMISSION ON EXECUTIVE, LEGISLATIVE, AND
RAYMOND A. FONTAINE, COMPTROLLER, OFFICE OF THE COMPTROLLER, GENERAL SERVICES ADMINISTRATION
Mr. ROYBAL. The committee will now hear from the Commission on the Executive, Legislative and Judicial Salaries.
Mr. Fontaine, will you proceed?
Mr. FONTAINE. Thank you, Mr. Chairman. I have a formal statement I would like to submit for the record.
The Commission was established under Public Law 90-206. It meets every four years to make recommendations to the President on the appropriate levels of compensation for the Vice President, and for positions in the executive branch from cabinet officers through level V, for members of Congress, and for Supreme Court Justices and other members of the Federal judiciary.
The Commission will not activate until October 1, 1984. Since there are no employees onboard, I am testifying today on behalf of the commission.
The appropriation we are requesting is for $160,000, which is the same as it was in fiscal year 1981, the last time the Commission was active.
Historically, the commission has completed its work in about three months submitting recommendations to the President in December, and Congress has taken action by March. This commission would be active from October through December, 1984.
This concludes my statement, Mr. Chairman. I will be delighted to answer any questions.
[The statement of Mr. Fontaine follows:
RAYMOND A. FONTAINE
ON BEHALF of the
Commission on Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Salaries
Committee on Appropriations
and General Government
March 21, 1984
Mr. Chairman and distinguished members of this Subcommittee, it is my privilege to testify before you on behalf of the Commission on Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Salaries.
The General Services Administration will be providing
administrative support services to the Commission when it
Since the Commission will not become active until
October 1, 1984, there have not yet been any members or staff
appointed to the Commission.
The Commission on Executive, Legislative, and Judicial Salaries was established under Public Law 90-206, as amended,
on December 16, 1967.
Every 4 years the Commission is
appointed with the responsibility to conduct a review of the
rates for pay of:
the Vice President of the United States, Senators,
Members of the House of Representatives, the Resident
Commissioner from Puerto Rico, the Speaker of the House of
Representatives, the President pro tempore of the Senate,
and the majority and minority leaders of the Senate and
the House of Representatives;
the Comptroller General of the United States and
Deputy Comptroller General, the General Counsel, GAO, the
Architect and Assistant Architect of the Capital;