The Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill

The Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill

The Legislative Branch Appropriations bill was introduced on the 17th of April by Rep. Tom Cole (Oklahoma, 4th District which includes Midwest City, Norman, and Lawton) and had no co-sponsors. It had 8 Amendments filed for it. The bill was passed by the House on the 1st of May by a vote of 402-14. It was received in the Senate on the 5th of May. This is the most current version of the bill, which was reported from the Senate Appropriations Committee on the 19th of June.

 

Making appropriations for the Legislative Branch for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2015

Senate, expense allowances, $174,840

  • Vice President, $18,760
  • President Pro Tempore of the Senate, $37,520
  • Majority Leader of the Senate, $39,920
  • Minority Leader of the Senate, $39,920
  • Majority Whip of the Senate, $9,980
  • Minority Whip of the Senate, $9,980
  • Chairmen of the Majority and Minority Conference Committees, $4,690 for each Chairman
  • Chairmen of the Majority and Minority Policy Committees, $4,690 for each Chairman

Representation Allowances for the Majority and Minority Leaders, $14,070 for each such Leader, in all, $28,140

Salaries, Officers and Employees, $177,350,812

  • Office of the vice president, $2,417,248
  • Office of the president pro tempore, $723,466
  • Offices of the majority and minority leaders, $5,255,576
  • Offices of the majority and minority whips, $3,359,424
  • Committee on appropriations, $14,942,000
  • Conference committees, $1,658,000 for each such committee, in all, $3,316,000
  • Offices of the secretaries of the conference of the majority and the conference of the minority, $817,402
  • Policy committees, $3,385,810
  • Office of the chaplain, $416,886
  • Office of the secretary, $24,684,000
  • Office of the sergeant at arms and doorkeeper, $69,000,000
  • Offices of the secretaries for the majority and minority, $1,762,000
  • Agency contributions and related expenses, $47,271,000

Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate, $5,408,500

Office of Senate Legal Counsel, $1,120,000

Expense Allowances of the Secretary of the Senate, Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, and Secretaries for the Majority and Minority of the Senate, $28,440

  • Secretary of the Senate, $7,110
  • Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate, $7,110
  • Secretary for the Majority of the Senate, $7,110
  • Secretary for the Minority of the Senate, $7,110

Contingent Expenses of the Senate

Inquiries and investigations, 133,265,000

Expenses of the United States Senate caucus on international narcotics control, $508,000

Secretary of the senate, $6,250,000

Sergeant at arms and doorkeeper of the Senate, $130,300,000

Miscellaneous items, $21,178,000

Senators’ official personnel and office expense account, $390,000,000

Official mail costs, $300,000

 

 

HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

Salaries and Expenses, $1,180,736,000

House Leadership Offices, $22,278,891, includes:

  • Office of the Speaker, $6,645,417
  • Office of the Majority Floor Leader, $2,180,048
  • Office of the Minority Floor Leader, $7,114,471
  • Office of the Majority Whip, including the Chief Deputy Majority Whip, $1,886,632
  • Office of the Minority Whip, including the Chief Deputy Minority Whip, $1,459,639
  • Republican Conference, $1,505,426
  • Democratic Caucus, $1,487,258

Members’ Representational Allowances, $554,317,732

Committee Employees

Standing Committees, Special and Select, $123,903,173

Committee on Appropriations, $23,271,004

Salaries, Officers and Employees, $171,344,864, including:

  • Office of the Chaplain, $24,009,473
  • Office of the Sergeant at Arms, $11,926,729
  • Office of the Chief Administrative Officer, $113,100,000
  • Office of the Inspector General, $4,741,809
  • Office of General Counsel, $1,340,987
  • Office of the Parliamentarian, $1,952,249
  • Office of the Law Revision Counsel of the House, $4,087,587
  • Office of the Legislative Counsel of the House, $8,892,975
  • Office of Interparliamentary Affairs, $814,069
  • Other authorized employees, $478,986.

Allowances and Expenses, $285,620,336, including:

  • Supplies, materials, administrative costs and Federal tort claims, $4,152,789
  • Official mail for committees, leadership offices, and administrative offices of the House, $190,486
  • Government contributions for health, retirement, Social Security, and other employee benefits, $256,635,776
  • Business Continuity and Disaster Recovery, $16,217,008
  • Transition activities for new members and staff, $3,737,000
  • Wounded Warrior Program $2,500,000
  • Office of Congressional Ethics, $1,467,030
  • Miscellaneous items, $720,247

 

JOINT ITEMS

Joint Economic Committee, $4,246,000

Joint Committee on Taxation, $10,095,000

Office of the Attending Physician

  • $2,175 per month to the Attending Physician
  • $1,300 per month to the Senior Medical Officer
  • $725 per month each to three medical officers while on duty in the Office of the Attending Physician
  • $725 per month to 2 assistants
  • $580 per month each not to exceed 11 assistants
  • $2,486,000 to Department of the Navy for staff and equipment assigned to the Office of the Attending Physician
  • other expenses, $3,371,000

Office of Congressional Accessibility Services, salaries and expenses, $1,400,000

 

Capitol Police

  • Salaries, $284,588,499
  • General Expenses, $59,459,499

Office of Compliance, Salaries and Expenses, $3,959,000

Congressional Budget Office, Salaries and Expenses, $46,057,000

Architect of the Capitol

  • General Administration, $93,348,000
  • Capitol Building, $53,313,000
  • Capitol Grounds, $11,973,000
  • Senate Office Buildings, $100,272,000
  • House Office Buildings, $71,622,000
  • House Historic Buildings Revitalization Trust Fund, $70,000,000
  • Capitol Power Plant, $94,768,000
  • Library Buildings and Grounds, $47,628,000
  • Capitol Police Buildings, Grounds and Security, $20,659,000
  • Botanic Garden, $15,573,000
  • Capitol Visitor Center, $20,844,000

Library of Congress, Salaries and Expenses, $416,172,999

Copyright Office, Salaries and Expenses, $53,140,499

Congressional Research Service, salaries and expenses, $107,796,000

Books for the Blind and Physically Handicapped, salaries and expenses, $50,247,500

Congressional Publishing, $82,545,000

Public Information Programs of the Superintendent of Documents, salaries and expenses, $31,500,000

Government Publishing Office Business Operations Revolving Fund, $8,064,273

Government accountability Office, Salaries and Expenses, $525,512,999

Open World Leadership Center Trust Fund, $5,700,000

John C. Stennis Center for Public Service Development Trust Fund, $430,000