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SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATIONS FOR FISCAL

YEAR 1976

SUBCOMMITTEE ON THE LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

BOB CASEY, Texas, Chairman

GEORGE E. SHIPLEY, Illinois LAWRENCE COUGHLIN,
ROBERT N. GIAIMO, Connecticut Pennsylvania
JOHN J. McFALL, California ELFORD A. CEDERBERG, Michigan
SIDNEY R. YATES, Illinois WILLIAM L. ARMSTRONG, Colorado
FRANK E. EVANS, Colorado RALPH S. REGULA, Ohio
EDWARD R. ROYBAL, California
J. EDWARD ROUSH, Indiana

Earl C. Silsby and Americo S. Miconi, Staff Assistants

TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1975.

LEGISLATIVE BRANCH

Mr. Casey. The committee will come to order.

SUMMARY OF SUPPLEMENTAL REQUESTS We are meeting this morning to consider a number of supplemental requests for the legislative branch. The total of all requests is $13,184,968 for fiscal year 1976, a reappropriation of $300,000 for fiscal year 1973 and $10,581,460 for the transition period. We have a summary of these requests which we will insert in the record at this point.

[The summary referred to follows:]

LEGISLATIVE BRANCH SUBCOMMITTEE-SUPPLEMENTAL REQUESTS, 1976 AND TRANSITION PERIOD

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HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
House leadership offices:
Office of the Speaker.

Transition period.
Office of the Majority Floor Leader.

Transition period..
Office of the Minority Floor Leader

Transition period..
Office of the Majority Whip.

Transition period.
Office of the Minority Whip-

Transition period..
Total, House leadership offices.

Transition period..
Salaries, officers and employees:
House Democratic Steering Committee.

335, 400 83, 850

94

50,000 12, 500 66, 000 16,500 116, 000 29,000

Transition period...
House Democratic caucus..

Transition period.
House Republican Conference.
Transition period.
Total, salaries, officers and employees.
Transition period...

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94-288

94-288 and 94

232,000 58,000

LEGISLATIVE BRANCH SUBCOMMITTEE-SUPPLEMENTAL REQUESTS, 1976 AND TRANSITION PERIOD—Con.

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Capitol buildings and grounds:

Capitol grounds.
Library buildings and grounds:

100,000 213,000

Structural and mechanical care..

313,000

94-264.

94-288.

Total, Architect of the Capitol..-.

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS
Salaries and expenses.

Transition period.
Distribution of catalog cards, salaries and expenses, 1973 (reappropriation).

Total, Library of Congress..
Transition period.

GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

312, 800

36,000 300,000 612, 800 36,000

94–264.

94-264.

94–264.

Printing and binding

Transition period
Office of Superintendent of Documents, salaries and expenses.

Transition period..
Project planning.--

Total, Government Printing Office.

Transition period...
Total, Legislative Branch.

Fiscal year 1976.
Fiscal year 1973 (reappropriation)..

Transition period..

794,000 199,000 900,000 225,000

210,000 1, 904,000

424,000

43, 484, 968 (43, 184, 968)

(300, 000) 10, 581, 460

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TUESDAY, OCTOBER 21, 1975.

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE

WITNESSES

DR. ALICE RIVLIN, DIRECTOR
ALFRED B. FITT, GENERAL COUNSEL
HOWARD M. MESSNER, ASSISTANT DIRECTOR FOR MANAGEMENT

PROGRAMS

Mr. Casey. First, we are going to take up the requests for the Congressional Budget Office, which is a new arm of the legislative branch. Their request is in the amount of $8,079,000 for fiscal year 1976 and $2,073,000 for the transition period. Under the terms of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 the expenses of the office are now being paid from the contingent fund of the Senate.

We are pleased to have Dr. Rivlin with us this morning and to welcome her on her first appearance before our committee.

I know all of you have many questions to ask about the new operation. But first we are going to give Dr. Rivlin a chance to present her general statement.

JUSTIFICATION MATERIAL

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The justification material that you have prepared, including your biography and the background of your top staff will all be inserted in the record at this point.

[The material referred to follows:]

JUSTIFICATION MATERIAL

CONGRESSIONAL BUDGET OFFICE

JUSTIFICATION

The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) was established pursuant to the enactment of the Congressional Budget and Impoundment Control Act of 1974 (Public Law 93-344).

Section 201 (f) of the Act authorizes the funding of the Congressional Budget Office as follows:

"Appropriations - There are authorized to be
appropriated to the Office for each fiscal year
such sums as may be necessary to enable it to
carry out its duties and functions. Until such
sums are first appropriated pursuant to the
preceding sentence, but for a period not exceeding
12 months following the effective date of this
subsection, the expenses of the Office shall be
paid from the contingent fund of the Senate, in
accordance with the paragraph relating to the
contingent fund of the Senate under the heading
"UNDER LEGISLATIVE" in the Act of October 1, 1888
(28 Stat. 546; 2 U.S.C. 68), and upon vouchers
approved by the Director."

In accordance with the provisions of Section 201 (a) (2) of the Act, the Speaker of the House of Representatives and the President pro tempore of the Senate, after considering recommendations of the Committees on the Budget of the House and the Senate, appointed Dr. Alice M. Rivlin as Director on February 24, 1975.

The CBO request for supplemental appropriation is made at this time to conform to the time limit placed on availability of funding from the Senate contingent fund in Section 201(f) of the Act. The time limit is determined to be not to exceed 12 months following the effective date of subsection 201(f), which by the terms of subsection 905 (b), was the appointment date of the Director.

To provide for an orderly transition of funding arrangements and to conform to the new fiscal year schedule, this supplemental appropriation request covers the period October 1, 1975 through June 30, 1976 (through the end of the old fiscal year period) and for the additional period July 1, 1976 through September 30, 1976 to cover the so-called transition quarter.

The request is for 259 full-time permanent positions and $10,152,000, for salaries and expenses necessary to carry out the duties and functions of the Office as presented below:

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