2 U.S. Code § 57a - Limitation on allowance authority of Committee on House Oversight

(a) In general
An order under the provision of law specified in subsection (c) of this section may fix or adjust the allowances of the House of Representatives only by reason of—
(1) a change in the price of materials, services, or office space;
(2) a technological change or other improvement in office equipment; or
(3) an increase under section 5303 of title 5 in rates of pay under the General Schedule.
(b) Resolution requirement
In the case of reasons other than the reasons specified in paragraph (1), (2), or (3) of subsection (a) of this section, the fixing and adjustment of the allowances of the House of Representatives in the categories described in the provision of law specified in subsection (c) of this section may be carried out only by resolution of the House of Representatives.
(c) Provision specified
The provision of law referred to in subsections (a) and (b) of this section is section 57 of this title.


(Pub. L. 94–440, title II, § 101,Oct. 1, 1976, 90 Stat. 1448; Pub. L. 104–186, title I, § 103,Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1720.)
References in Text

The General Schedule, referred to in subsec. (a)(3), is set out under section 5332 of Title 5, Government Organization and Employees.

Section is based on House Resolution No. 1372, § 1, Ninety-fourth Congress, July 1, 1976, which was enacted into permanent law by Pub. L. 94–440.

1996—Pub. L. 104–186amended section generally. Prior to amendment, section consisted of subsecs. (a) and (b) relating to limitations on authority of the Committee on House Administration to fix and adjust allowances.
Change of Name

Committee on House Oversight of House of Representatives changed to Committee on House Administration of House of Representatives by House Resolution No. 5, One Hundred Sixth Congress, Jan. 6, 1999.

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