(Feb. 24, 1919, ch. 18, title XIII, § 1303(a), (d),40 Stat. 1141; June 2, 1924, ch. 234, title XI, § 1101,43 Stat. 353; Sept. 20, 1941, ch. 412, title VI, § 602,55 Stat. 726.)
As originally enacted, section also provided for legislative counsel of House of Representatives, subject to approval of Speaker, to employ and fix the compensation of assistant counsel, clerks, etc. 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
of this title, section has been revised to limit applicability to authority of Legislative Counsel of the Senate. See section
et seq. of this title for provisions relating to appointment of staff, etc., for Office of Legislative Counsel of the House of Representatives.
1941—Act Sept. 20, 1941, substituted “President pro tempore of the Senate” for “President of the Senate”.
Designation of Deputy Legislative Counsel
Pub. L. 106–57
, title I, § 6,Sept. 29, 1999, 113 Stat. 412
, provided that: “The Legislative Counsel may, subject to the approval of the President pro tempore of the Senate, designate one of the Senior Counsels appointed under section 102 of the Legislative Branch Appropriation Act, 1979 (2
U.S.C. 274 note
; Public Law 95–391; 92 Stat. 771
) as Deputy Legislative Counsel. The Deputy Legislative Counsel shall perform the functions of the Legislative Counsel during the absence or disability of the Legislative Counsel, or when the office is vacant.”
Pub. L. 85–75
, July 1, 1957, 71 Stat. 251
, provided in part that: “No more than three employees in the Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate may be designated as Senior Counsel, whose compensation shall be $15,500 gross per annum each.”
Additional Senior Counsel
Pub. L. 95–391
, title I, § 102,Sept. 30, 1978, 92 Stat. 771
, provided that: “Effective October 1, 1978, the number of employees in the Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate who may be designated as, and receive the compensation of, a Senior Counsel is increased to five.”
Pub. L. 88–248
, Dec. 30, 1963, 77 Stat. 804
, provided in part: “That effective July 1, 1963, one additional employee in the Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate may be designated as Senior Counsel, and the compensation of the additional employee so designated shall be equal to the gross per annum rate presently authorized for other employees so designated.”
Increases in Compensation of Four Senior Counsels
Pub. L. 94–59
, title I, § 105,July 25, 1975, 89 Stat. 275
, eff. July 1, 1975, provided in part that the four Senior Counsels in the Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate shall each be paid at an annual rate of compensation of $39,000.
Pub. L. 93–371
1974 Adjustment in Compensation Not To Supersede Adjustments in Compensation or Limitations by President Pro Tempore of the Senate
, § 4,Aug. 13, 1974, 88 Stat. 429
, eff. July 1, 1974, provided in part that the four Senior Counsels in the Office of the Legislative Counsel of the Senate shall each be paid at an annual rate of compensation of $37,620.
Adjustment in compensation by Pub. L. 93–371
not to supersede order of President pro tempore of the Senate authorizing higher rate of compensation or any authority of the President pro tempore to adjust rates of compensation or limitations under section 4 of the Federal Pay Comparability Act of 1970, see section 4 ofPub. L. 93–371
, set out in part as a note under section
of this title.
Increases in Compensation
Increases in compensation for officers and employees of the Senate under authority of the Federal Pay Comparability Act of 1970 (Pub. L. 91–656
), see Salary Directives of the President pro tempore of the Senate, set out as notes under section
of this title.