Legislation

Sep 17 2013

S. RES. 231

Long Title: An original resolution authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Sponsors: Mr. Wyden

STATUS:

  • September 17, 2013.--Submitted.
  • September 17, 2013.--Full committee business; ordered reported without written report.
  • September 17, 2013.--Referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration.

S.RES.231

Authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. (Introduced in Senate - IS)

SRES 231 IS

113th CONGRESS
1st Session
S. RES. 231

Authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

IN THE SENATE OF THE UNITED STATES
September 17, 2013

Mr. WYDEN, from the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources, reported the following original resolution; which was referred to the Committee on Rules and Administration


RESOLUTION

Authorizing expenditures by the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources.

Resolved,

SECTION 1. GENERAL AUTHORITY.

    In carrying out its powers, duties, and functions under the Standing Rules of the Senate, in accordance with its jurisdiction under Rule XXV of the Rules, including holding hearings, reporting the hearings, and making investigations as authorized by paragraphs 1 and 8 of Rule XXVI of the Standing Rules of the Senate, the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources (referred to in this resolution as the `Committee') is authorized for the period beginning October 1, 2013, and ending September 30, 2014, and for the period beginning October 1, 2014, and ending February 28, 2015, in its discretion--
      (1) to make expenditures from the contingent fund of the Senate;
      (2) to employ personnel; and
      (3) with the prior consent of the government department or agency concerned and the Committee on Rules and Administration, to use on a reimbursable or nonreimbursable basis the services of personnel of any such department or agency.

SEC. 2. EXPENSES.

    (a) Initial Period- The expenses of the Committee for the period beginning October 1, 2013, and ending September 30, 2014, under this resolution shall not exceed $5,463,481.
    (b) Subsequent Period- The expenses of the Committee for the period beginning October 1, 2014, and ending February 28, 2015, under this resolution shall not exceed $2,276,450.

SEC. 3. REPORTING OF FINDINGS AND RECOMMENDATIONS.

    The Committee shall report its findings, together with such recommendations for legislation as it considers advisable, to the Senate at the earliest practicable date, but not later than February 28, 2015.

SEC. 4. PAYMENT FROM CONTINGENT FUND.

    (a) In General- Expenses of the Committee under this resolution shall be paid from the contingent fund of the Senate on vouchers approved by the chairman of the Committee.
    (b) Exceptions- Vouchers shall not be required for--
      (1) the disbursement of salaries of employees paid at an annual rate;
      (2) the payment of telecommunications provided by the Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate;
      (3) the payment of stationery supplies purchased through the Keeper of the Stationery of the Senate;
      (4) payments to the Postmaster of the Senate;
      (5) the payment of metered charges on copying equipment provided by the Office of the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate;
      (6) the payment of Senate Recording and Photographic Services; or
      (7) the payment of franked and mass mail costs by the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate.

SEC. 5. AGENCY CONTRIBUTIONS.

    There are authorized such sums as are necessary for agency contributions related to the compensation of employees of the Committee for the period beginning October 1, 2013, and ending September 30, 2014, and for the period beginning October 1, 2014, and ending February 28, 2015, to be paid from the Appropriations account for `Expenses of Inquiries and Investigations'.