2 U.S. Code § 271 - Establishment
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There shall be in the Senate an office to be known as the Office of the Legislative Counsel, and to be under the direction of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate.
Source(Feb. 24, 1919, ch. 18, title XIII, § 1303(a), (d),40 Stat. 1141; June 2, 1924, ch. 234, title XI, § 1101,43 Stat. 353.)
As originally enacted, section provided for creation of an office of the legislative counsel to be under the direction of two legislative counsels. In view of nonapplicability of section to Speaker, employee, etc., of the House of Representatives pursuant to section 531 ofPub. L. 91–510, set out as a note under section 281 of this title, section has been revised to limit applicability to Senate and creation therein of Office of Legislative Counsel. See section 281 of this title for provisions establishing Office of the Legislative Counsel for the House of Representatives and section 282 of this title for provisions vesting management, etc., in the Legislative Counsel.
Act Aug. 2, 1946, ch. 753, § 204,60 Stat. 837, provided: “There is hereby authorized to be appropriated for the work of the Office of the Legislative Counsel the following sums:
“(1) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1947, $150,000;
“(2) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1948, $200,000;
“(3) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1949, $250,000;
“(4) For the fiscal year ending June 30, 1950, $250,000; and
“(5) For each fiscal year thereafter such sums as may be necessary to carry on the work of the Office.”