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Public Law 89-90
Making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the following Legislative sums are appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not other- Branch Appropriwise appropriated, for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year end- ation Act, 1966. ing June 30, 1966, and for other purposes, namely:
COMPENSATION OF THE VICE PRESIDENT AND SENATORS, MILEAGE OF THE
COMPENSATION OF THE VICE PRESIDENT AND SENATORS
For compensation of the Vice President and Senators of the United States, $3,285,985.
79 STAT. 265.
MILEAGE OF PRESIDENT OF THE SENATE AND OF SENATORS
For mileage of the President of the Senate and of Senators, $58,370.
EXPENSE ALLOWANCES OF THE VICE PRESIDENT, AND MAJORITY AND
For expense allowance of the Vice President, $10,000; Majority Leader of the Senate, $2,000; and Minority Leader of the Senate, $2,000; in all, $14,000.
SALARIES, OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES
For compensation of officers, employees, clerks to Senators, and others as authorized by law, including agency contributions and longevity compensation as authorized, which shall be paid from this appropriation without regard to the below limitations, as follows:
OFFICE OF THE VICE PRESIDENT
For clerical assistance to the Vice President, at rates of compensation to be fixed by him in basic multiples of $5 per month, $155,440.
Chaplain of the Senate, $15,000.
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OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY
For office of the Secretary, $1,323,000, including $145,000 required for the purposes specified and authorized by section 74b of title 2, United States Code: Provided, That effective July 1, 1965, the Secre- 60 Stat. 839. tary may employ one chief reporter of debates at $24,024.40 gross per annum, seven reporters of debates at $8,880 basic per annum each, one assistant reporter of debates at $6,120 basic per annum, two
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Contingent fund, payment of emer genoy employees.
79 STAT. 266.
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clerks at $4,200 basic per annum each, and six expert transcribers
For professional and clerical assistance to standing committees and the Select Committee on Small Business, $3,236,145.
For clerical assistance to the Conference of the Majority, at rates of compensation to be fixed by the chairman of said committee, $95,980.
For clerical assistance to the Conference of the Minority, at rates of compensation to be fixed by the chairman of said committee, $95,980.
ADMINISTRATIVE AND CLERICAL ASSISTANTS TO SENATORS
For administrative and clerical assistants and messenger service for
OFFICE OF SERGEANT AT ARMS AND DOORKEEPER
For office of Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper, $3,051,230: Provided, That effective July 1, 1965, the basic per annum compensation of the foreman of skilled laborers shall be $2,340 in lieu of $2,100; the basic per annum compensation of two skilled laborers shall be $2,100 each in lieu of $1,920 each; and the Sergeant at Arms may employ six additional laborers at $1,680 basic per annum each.
OFFICES OF THE SECRETARIES FOR THE MAJORITY AND THE MINORITY
For the offices of the Secretary for the Majority and the Secretary for the Minority, $160,885: Provided. That effective July 1, 1965, the respective Secretaries may fix the basic compensation of the assistant secretary for the Majority and the assistant secretary for the Minority at not to exceed $8,820 per annum each.
OFFICES OF THE MAJORITY AND MINORITY WHIPS
For four clerical assistants, two for the Majority Whip and two for the Minority Whip, at rates of compensation to be fixed in basic multiples of $60 per annum by the respective Whips, $17,815 each; in all, $35,630.
OFFICE OF THE LEGISLATIVE COUNSEL OF THE SENATE
For salaries and expenses of the Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate, $308,000.
For compiling, preparing, and editing "Senate Procedure", 1964 edition, $4,000, of which amount $2,000 shall be paid to Charles L. Watkins, Parliamentarian Emeritus of the Senate, and $2,000 shall be paid to Floyd M. Riddick, Parliamentarian of the Senate.
CONTINGENT EXPENSES OF THE SENATE
SENATE POLICY COMMITTEES
For salaries and expenses of the Majority Policy Committee and the Minority Policy Committee, $197,525 for each such committee; in all, $395,050.
AUTOMOBILES AND MAINTENANCE
For purchase, exchange, driving, maintenance, and operation of four automobiles, one for the Vice President, one for the President Pro Tempore, one for the Majority Leader, and one for the Minority Leader, $42,540.
For service and materials in cleaning and repairing furniture, and for the purchase of furniture, $31,190: Provided. That the furniture purchased is not available from other agencies of the Government.
INQUIRIES AND INVESTIGATIONS
For expenses of inquiries and investigations ordered by the Senate or conducted pursuant to section 134 (a) of Public Law 601, Seventyninth Congress, including $392,000 for the Committee on Appropria- 60 Stat. 831. tions, to be available also for the purposes mentioned in Senate Reso- 2 USC 190b. lution Numbered 193, agreed to October 14, 1943, $4,777,390.
For the employment of personnel for folding speeches and pamphlets at a gross rate of not exceeding $2.17 per hour per person, $39,300.
For maintaining, exchanging, and equipping motor vehicles for carrying the mails and for official use of the offices of the Secretary and Sergeant at Arms, $16,560.
For miscellaneous items, exclusive of labor, $3,222,755 including $246,000, for payment to the Architect of the Capitol in accordance with section 4 of Public Law 87-82, approved July 6, 1961.
For postage stamps for the offices of the Secretaries for the Majority and Minority, $140; and for air-mail and special delivery stamps for office of the Secretary, $160: office of the Sergeant at Arms, $125; Senators and the President of the Senate, as authorized by law,
75 Stat. 199. 40 USC 1741-4.
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79 STAT. 268.
68 Stat. 400; 72 Stat. 442.
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$90,400, and the maximum allowance per capita of $610 is increased to $800 for the fiscal year 1966 and thereafter: Provided, That Senators from States partially or wholly west of the Mississippi River shall be allowed an additional $200 each fiscal year; in all, $90,825.
STATIONERY (REVOLVING FUND)
For stationery for Senators and the President of the Senate, $242,400; and for stationery for committees and officers of the Senate, $13,200; in all, $255,600, to remain available until expended.
For an amount for communications which may be expended interchangeably for payment, in accordance with such limitations and restrictions as may be prescribed by the Committee on Rules and Administration, of charges on official telegrams and long-distance telephone calls made by or on behalf of Senators or the President of the Senate, such telephone calls to be in addition to those authorized by the provisions of the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1947 (60 Stat. 392; 2 U.S.C. 46c, 46d, 46e), as amended, and the First Deficiency Appropriation Act, 1949 (63 Stat. 77: 2 U.S.C. 46d-1), $15,150.
Effective July 1, 1965, the paragraph relating to official long-distelephone calls. tance telephone calls to and from Washington, District of Columbia, under the heading "Contingent Expenses of the Senate" in Public Law 479, Seventy-ninth Congress, as amended (2 U.S.C. 46c), amended to read as follows:
77 Stat. 863.
"There shall be paid from the contingent fund of the Senate, in accordance with rules and regulations prescribed by the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate, toll charges on not to exceed twenty-four hundred strictly official long-distance telephone calls to and from Washington, District of Columbia, aggregating not more than twelve thousand minutes each fiscal year for each Senator and the Vice President of the United States: Provided, That not more than twelve hundred calls aggregating not more than six thousand minutes made in the first six months of each fiscal year shall be paid for under this sentence. The toll charges on an additional twelve hundred such calls aggregating not more than six thousand minutes each fiscal year for each Senator from any State having a population of ten million or more inhabitants shall also be paid from the contingent fund of the Senate: Provided, That not more than six hundred calls aggregating not more than three thousand minutes made in the first six months of each fiscal year shall be paid for under this sentence."
Effective July 1, 1965, the paragraph relating to payment of toll charges on official long-distance telephone calls, originating and terminating outside of Washington, District of Columbia, under the heading "Contingent Expenses of the Senate" in Public Law 479, Seventyninth Congress, as amended (2 U.S.C. 46d), is amended by striking out "$1,800" where it appears therein and inserting in lieu thereof "$2,200".
Any Senator may have the Sergeant at Arms compute his total maximum long-distance telephone allowance. The minutes and calls allowance shall be computed on a formula at the maximum rate with all calls considered as being person-to-person from Washington, Dis
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trict of Columbia, and terminating within the Senator's State. Any Senator or group of Senators may then request the Sergeant at Arms to contract for flat-rate long-distance telephone service such as wide area telephone service. All such contract costs shall be charged against their respective telephone allowances, and in no event shall the total cost of any contract service exceed the allowance of the Senator, or the group of Senators sharing any such service; any excess costs to be billed to the Senator. No change from the original form of the allowances or from any contract service shall become effective except upon the first of a month.
The third paragraph under the heading "Administrative Provi- Travel. sions" in the appropriation for the Senate in the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1959, as amended (2 U.S.C. 43b), is amended by 72 Stat. 443; striking out "two" where it first appears therein and inserting in lieu 73 Stat. 401. thereof "six".
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Effective July 1, 1965, the second paragraph_under the heading Mileage payments. "Administrative Provisions" contained in the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1962 (Public Law 87-130, approved August 10, 1961; 2 U.S.C. 127) is amended by inserting at the end thereof the 75 Stat. 323. following: "Two additional mileage payments each fiscal year may be made, under the foregoing, to employees in the offices of Senators from States having a population of ten million or more inhabitants."
Effective July 1, 1965, the third paragraph under the heading office expenses. "Administrative Provisions" contained in the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1957 (Public Law 624, Eighty-fourth Congress;
2 U.S.C. 53), is amended by striking out "$150" where it appears 70 Stat. 359. therein and inserting in lieu thereof "$300".
The legislative subcommittee of the Committee on Appropriations is Stationery allowhereby directed to study the manner in which stationery allowances ances, report. are utilized, including the commutation thereof, and to make a report on its findings and recommendations to the Standing Committee on Appropriations no later than February 1, 1966.
HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
COMPENSATION OF MEMBERS
SALARIES, MILEAGE FOR THE MEMBERS, AND EXPENSE ALLOWANCE OF
79 STAT. 269.
For compensation of Members (wherever used herein the term "Member" shall include Members of the House of Representatives and the Resident Commissioner from Puerto Rico), $14,138,975.
MILEAGE OF MEMBERS AND EXPENSE ALLOWANCE OF THE SPEAKER
For mileage of Members and expense allowance of the Speaker, as authorized by law, $200,000.
OFFICE OF THE SPEAKER
SALARIES, OFFICERS AND EMPLOYEES
For compensation of officers and employees, as authorized by law, as follows:
For the Office of the Speaker, $116,700.