2 U.S. Code § 58 - Mail, telegraph, telephone, stationery, office supplies, and home State office and travel expenses for Senators

(a) Authorization for payment from Senate contingent fund
The contingent fund of the Senate is made available for payment (including reimbursement) to or on behalf of each Senator, upon certification of the Senator, for the following expenses incurred by the Senator and his staff:
(1) telecommunications equipment and services subject to such regulations as may be promulgated by the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate;
(2)
(A) stationery and other office supplies procured for use for official business, and
(B) metered charges for use of copying equipment provided by the Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate;
(3) [
(A) Repealed. Pub. L. 101–520, title I, § 11,Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 2260]
(B) postage on, and fees and charges in connection with official mail matter sent through the mail other than the franking privilege upon certification by the Senate Sergeant at Arms and subject to such regulations as may be promulgated by the Committee on Rules and Administration, and
(C) costs incurred in the preparation of required official reports, and the acquisition of mailing lists to be used for official purposes, and in the mailing, delivery, or transmitting of matters relating to official business;
(4) official office expenses incurred (other than for equipment and furniture and expenses described in paragraphs (1) through (3)) for an office in his home State;
(5) expenses incurred for publications printed or recorded in any way for auditory and visual use (including subscriptions to books, newspapers, magazines, clipping, and other information services);
(6) subject to the provisions of subsection (e) of this section, reimbursement of travel expenses incurred by the Senator and employees in his office;
(7) expenses incurred for additional office equipment and services related thereto (but not including personal services), in accordance with regulations promulgated by the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate;
(8) charges officially incurred for recording and photographic services and products; and
(9) such other official expenses as the Senator determines to be necessary.
Payment under this section shall be made only upon presentation of itemized vouchers for expenses incurred and, in the case of expenses paid or reimbursed under paragraphs (6) and (9), only upon presentation of detailed itemized vouchers for such expenses. Vouchers presented for payment under this section shall be accompanied by such documentation as is required under regulations promulgated by the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate. No payment shall be made under paragraph (4) or (9) for any expense incurred for entertainment or meals.
(b) Limits for authorized expenses; recalculation formula
(1)
(A) Except as is otherwise provided in the succeeding paragraphs of this subsection and subject to subparagraph (B) of this paragraph, the total amount of expenses authorized to be paid to or on behalf of a Senator under this section shall not exceed for calendar year 1977 or any calendar year thereafter an amount equal to one-half of the sum of the amounts authorized to be paid under this section on the day before August 5, 1977, to or on behalf of both of the Senators from the State which he represents, increased by an amount equal to twenty percent thereof and rounded to the next higher multiple of $1,000.
(B) In the event that the term of office of a Senator begins after the first month of any such calendar year or ends (except by reason of death, resignation, or expulsion) before the last month of any such calendar year, the aggregate amount available to such Senator for such year shall be the aggregate amount computed under paragraph (1) of this subsection, divided by 12, and multiplied by the number of months in such year which are included in the Senator’s term of office, counting any fraction of a month as a full month.
(2)
(A) In the case of the period which commences January 1, 1988, and ends September 30, 1988, the total of—
(i) the expenses paid to or on behalf of a Senator under this section for such period, plus
(ii) the aggregate amount of gross compensation which is paid to employees in the office of such Senator for such period (as determined for purposes of section 61–1 (d) of this title),
shall not exceed the aggregate of—
(iii) subject to subparagraph (B), an amount equal to 75 percent of the amount of the authorized expenses under this section for the calendar year ending December 31, 1987, as determined in the case of a Senator, who represents the State which such Senator represents, whose term of office included all of such calendar year, plus
(iv) the amount by which
(I) the aggregate of the gross compensation which may be paid to employees in the office of such Senator for the fiscal year ending September 30, 1988, pursuant to the limitations imposed by section 61–1 (d) of this title (as determined without regard to paragraph (1)(B) thereof), exceeds
(II) the aggregate amount of gross compensation which is paid to employees in the office of such Senator for that part of such fiscal year which precedes January 1, 1988.
(B) In the event that the term of office of a Senator begins after the first month of the period which commences January 1, 1988, and ends September 30, 1988, or ends (except by reason of death, resignation, or expulsion) before the last month of such period, the amount computed pursuant to subparagraph (A)(iii) of this paragraph (but before application of this subparagraph) shall be recalculated as follows: such amount, as computed under subparagraph (A)(iii) of this paragraph, shall be divided by 9, and multiplied by the number of months in such period which are included in the Senator’s term of office, counting any fraction of a month as a full month.
(3)
(A) In the case of the fiscal year beginning October 1, 1988, or any fiscal year thereafter, the total of—
(i) the expenses paid to or on behalf of a Senator under this section for such fiscal year, plus
(ii) the aggregate amount of gross compensation which is paid to employees in the office of such Senator for such fiscal year (as determined for purposes of section 61–1 (d) of this title),
shall not exceed the aggregate of—
(iii) subject to subparagraph (B)—
(I) in case the Senator represents Alabama, $116,300, Alaska, $221,600, Arizona, $128,975, Arkansas, $118,250, California, $168,950, Colorado, $124,100, Connecticut, $105,575, Delaware, $95,825, Florida, $120,200, Georgia, $116,300, Hawaii, $245,000, Idaho, $128,000, Illinois, $138,725, Indiana, $116,300, Iowa, $119,225, Kansas, $119,225, Kentucky, $115,325, Louisiana, $120,200, Maine, $110,450, Maryland, $100,700, Massachusetts, $114,350, Michigan, $124,100, Minnesota, $120,200, Mississippi, $118,250, Missouri, $121,175, Montana, $128,000, Nebraska, $120,200, Nevada, $129,950, New Hampshire, $106,550, New Jersey, $110,450, New Mexico, $125,075, New York, $145,550, North Carolina, $112,400, North Dakota, $119,225, Ohio, $129,950, Oklahoma, $123,125, Oregon, $132,875, Pennsylvania, $128,975, Rhode Island, $104,600, South Carolina, $110,450, South Dakota, $120,200, Tennessee, $116,300, Texas, $149,450, Utah, $128,000, Vermont, $105,575, Virginia, $106,550, Washington, $135,800, West Virginia, $105,575, Wisconsin, $119,225, Wyoming, $123,125, plus
(II) the amount that is equal to the Senator’s share for the fiscal year, as determined in accordance with regulations of the Committee on Rules and Administration, of the amount made available within the Senators’ Official Personnel and Office Expense Account in the contingent fund of the Senate for official mail expenses of Senators, plus
(iv) the aggregate of the gross compensation which may be paid to employees in the office of such Senator for such fiscal year, under the limitations imposed by section 61–1 (d) of this title, but without regard to the provisions of paragraph (1)(C)(iv) thereof.
(B) In the event that the term of office of a Senator begins after the first month of any such fiscal year or ends (except by reason of death, resignation, or expulsion) before the last month of any such fiscal year, the amount referred to in subparagraph (A)(iii)(I) shall be recalculated as follows: such amount, as computed under subparagraph (iii), shall be divided by 12, and multiplied by the number of months in such year which are included in the Senator’s term of office, counting any fraction of a month as a full month; and the amount referred to in subparagraph (A)(iii)(II) shall be recalculated in accordance with regulations of the Committee on Rules and Administration.
(c) Repealed. Pub. L. 97–51, § 122,Oct. 1, 1981, 95 Stat. 965
(d) Repealed. Pub. L. 93–371, § 101(3)(e),Aug. 13, 1974, 88 Stat. 429
(e) Transportation, essential travel-related expenses, and per diem expenses; coverage; limitations; amounts
Subject to and in accordance with regulations promulgated by the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate, a Senator and the employees in his office shall be reimbursed under this section for travel expenses incurred by the Senator or employee while traveling on official business within the United States. The term “travel expenses” includes actual transportation expenses, essential travel-related expenses, and, where applicable, per diem expenses (but not in excess of actual expenses). A Senator or an employee of the Senator shall not be reimbursed for any travel expenses (other than actual transportation expenses) for any travel occurring during the sixty days immediately before the date of any primary or general election (whether regular, special, or runoff) in which the Senator is a candidate for public office (within the meaning of section 431 (b)  [1] of this title), unless his candidacy in such election is uncontested. For purposes of this subsection and subsection (a)(6) of this section, an employee in the Office of the President pro tempore, Deputy President pro tempore, Majority Leader, Minority Leader, Majority Whip, Minority Whip, Secretary of the Conference of the Majority, or Secretary of the Conference of the Minority shall be considered to be an employee in the office of the Senator holding such office.
(f) Omitted
(g) Closing of deceased Senator’s State offices
In the case of the death of any Senator, the chairman of the Committee on Rules and Administration may certify for such deceased Senator for any portion of such sum already obligated but not certified to at the time of such Senator’s death, and for any additional amount which may be reasonably needed for the purpose of closing such deceased Senator’s State offices, for payment to the person or persons designated as entitled to such payment by such chairman.
(h) Individuals serving on panels or other bodies recommending nominees for Federal judgeships, service academies, United States Attorneys, or United States Marshals
For purposes of subsections (a) and (e) of this section, an individual who is selected by a Senator to serve on a panel or other body to make recommendations for nominees to one or more Federal judgeships or to one or more service academies or one or more positions of United States Attorney or United States Marshal shall be considered to be an employee in the office of that Senator with respect to travel and official expenses incurred in performing duties as a member of such panel or other body, and shall be reimbursed
(A) for actual transportation expenses and per diem expenses (but not exceeding actual travel expenses) incurred while traveling in performing such duties within the Senator’s home State or between that State and Washington, District of Columbia, and each of the service academies,
(B) for official expenses incurred in performing such duties. For purposes of this subsection and subsection (a) of this section, “official expenses” means expenses of the type for which reimbursement may be made to an employee in the office of a Senator when traveling on business of a committee of which that Senator is a member, and, for accounting purposes, such expenses shall be treated as expenses for which reimbursement may be made under subsection (a)(4) of this section.
(i) Authorization of Secretary of Senate to pay reimbursable expenses
Whenever a Senator or an employee in his office has incurred an expense for which reimbursement may be made under this section, the Secretary of the Senate is authorized to make payment to that Senator or employee for the expense incurred, subject to the same terms and conditions as apply to reimbursement of the expense under this section.
(j) Advances from Senate contingent fund for travel expenses for official business trips; vouchers; settlement
Whenever a Senator or employee of his office plans an official business trip with respect to which reimbursement for travel expenses is authorized under the preceding provisions of section (a), the Senator (or such an employee who has been designated by the Senator to do so) may, prior to the commencement of such trip and in accordance with applicable regulations of the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, obtain from any moneys in the contingent fund of the Senate which are available to him for purposes specified in subsection (a)(6) of this section, such advance sum as he shall certify (and be accountable for), to the Secretary of the Senate, to be necessary to defray some or all of the expenses to be incurred on such trip which expenses are reimbursable under the preceding provisions of this section. The receipt by any Senator for any sum so advanced to him or his order out of the contingent fund of the Senate by the Secretary of the Senate shall be taken and passed by the accounting officers of the Government as a full and sufficient voucher; but it shall be the duty of such Senator (or employee of his office, as the case may be), as soon as practicable, to furnish to the Secretary of the Senate a detailed voucher of the expenses incurred for the travel with respect to which the sum was so advanced, and make settlement with respect to such sum.


[1]  So in original. Probably should be section “431(2)”.

Source

(Pub. L. 92–607, ch. V, § 506(a)–(j), Oct. 31, 1972, 86 Stat. 1505–1507; Pub. L. 93–145, Nov. 1, 1973, 87 Stat. 532; Pub. L. 93–371, § 3(e),Aug. 13, 1974, 88 Stat. 429; Pub. L. 94–59, title I, § 103,July 25, 1975, 89 Stat. 274; Pub. L. 95–94, title I, § 112(a)–(c), Aug. 5, 1977, 91 Stat. 663, 664; Pub. L. 95–240, title II, § 208,Mar. 7, 1978, 92 Stat. 117; Pub. L. 95–391, title I, § 108(a),Sept. 30, 1978, 92 Stat. 773; Pub. L. 96–304, title I, §§ 101, 102 (a), 103, 104,July 8, 1980, 94 Stat. 889; Pub. L. 97–19, July 6, 1981, 95 Stat. 103; Pub. L. 97–51, § 122,Oct. 1, 1981, 95 Stat. 965; Pub. L. 97–257, title I, § 104(a),Sept. 10, 1982, 96 Stat. 849; Pub. L. 97–276, § 101(e),Oct. 2, 1982, 96 Stat. 1189; Pub. L. 98–51, title I, § 102,July 14, 1983, 97 Stat. 266; Pub. L. 98–181, title I, § 1204(a),Nov. 30, 1983, 97 Stat. 1290; Pub. L. 99–65, § 1(a),July 12, 1985, 99 Stat. 163; Pub. L. 100–137, § 1(b),Oct. 21, 1987, 101 Stat. 815; Pub. L. 100–458, title I, §§ 8(a), 13, 14(a),Oct. 1, 1988, 102 Stat. 2162, 2163; Pub. L. 101–163, title I, § 5(a),Nov. 21, 1989, 103 Stat. 1045; Pub. L. 101–520, title I, §§ 4(c), 8, 9 (a), 11, title III, § 311(h)(2),Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 2258–2260, 2280; Pub. L. 102–90, title I, § 7(a),Aug. 14, 1991, 105 Stat. 451; Pub. L. 105–55, title I, § 3(a),Oct. 7, 1997, 111 Stat. 1180; Pub. L. 105–275, title I, § 1,Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2432; Pub. L. 106–57, title I, § 1[(a)], (b), Sept. 29, 1999, 113 Stat. 410, 411.)
Codification

Section consists of subsecs. (a) to (j) ofsection 506 of Pub. L. 92–607, as amended. Original subsecs. (h) and (i) which made certain amendments and repeals to sections of this title that contained the provisions now covered by this section, and subsec. (j) which amended earlier appropriations not classified to the Code, were redesignated as subsecs. (i) to (k) by Pub. L. 95–391, title I, § 108(a),Sept. 30, 1978, 92 Stat. 773, further redesignated as subsecs. (j) to (l) by Pub. L. 96–304, title I, § 101,July 8, 1980, 94 Stat. 889, and subsequently redesignated as subsecs. (k) to (m) by Pub. L. 97–276, § 101(e),Oct. 2, 1982, 96 Stat. 1189.
Subsec. (f) related to a reduction of allowances for fiscal year 1973.
The 1982 amendments by Pub. L. 97–276are based on sections 103 and 106(a) of S. 2939, Ninety-seventh Congress, 2d Session, as reported Sept. 22, 1982, as incorporated by reference in section 101(e) ofPub. L. 97–276, to be effective as if enacted into law.
Amendments

1999—Subsec. (b)(3)(A)(iii). Pub. L. 106–57, § 1[(a)], amended cl. (iii) generally. Prior to amendment, cl. (iii) read as follows: “subject to subparagraph (B), in case the Senator represents Alabama, $183,565, Alaska, $252,505, Arizona, $197,409, Arkansas, $168,535, California, $470,272, Colorado, $187,366, Connecticut, $161,691, Delaware, $127,384, Florida, $302,307, Georgia, $211,784, Hawaii, $279,648, Idaho, $163,841, Illinois, $267,000, Indiana, $195,391, Iowa, $171,340, Kansas, $168,912, Kentucky, $176,975, Louisiana, $186,714, Maine, $148,205, Maryland, $172,455, Massachusetts, $196,819, Michigan, $235,846, Minnesota, $187,742, Mississippi, $168,587, Missouri, $198,365, Montana, $161,857, Nebraska, $160,550, Nevada, $171,208, New Hampshire, $142,497, New Jersey, $207,754, New Mexico, $166,721, New York, $328,586, North Carolina, $212,711, North Dakota, $150,225, Ohio, $262,252, Oklahoma, $181,913, Oregon, $189,258, Pennsylvania, $267,240, Rhode Island, $138,637, South Carolina, $171,731, South Dakota, $151,838, Tennessee, $192,508, Texas, $353,911, Utah, $168,959, Vermont, $136,315, Virginia, $193,935, Washington, $213,887, West Virginia, $149,135, Wisconsin, $191,314, Wyoming, $153,016, plus”.
Subsec. (b)(3)(B). Pub. L. 106–57, § 1(b), substituted “the amount referred to in subparagraph (A)(iii)(I)” for “that part of the amount referred to in subparagraph (A)(iii) that is not specifically allocated for official mail expenses” and “the amount referred to in subparagraph (A)(iii)(II)” for “the part of the amount referred to in subparagraph (A)(iii) that is allocated for official mail expenses”.
1998—Subsec. (b)(3)(A)(iii). Pub. L. 105–275, § 1(a), amended cl. (iii) generally. Prior to amendment, cl. (iii) read as follows: “subject to subparagraph (B), in case the Senator represents Alabama, $182,567, Alaska, $251,901, Arizona, $197,079, Arkansas, $168,282, California, $468,724, Colorado, $186,350, Connecticut, $160,903, Delaware, $127,198, Florida, $299,746, Georgia, $210,214, Hawaii, $279,512, Idaho, $163,335, Illinois, $266,248, Indiana, $194,770, Iowa, $170,565, Kansas, $168,177, Kentucky, $177,338, Louisiana, $185,647, Maine, $147,746, Maryland, $173,020, Massachusetts, $195,799, Michigan, $236,459, Minnesota, $187,702, Mississippi, $168,103, Missouri, $197,941, Montana, $161,725, Nebraska, $160,361, Nevada, $171,096, New Hampshire, $142,394, New Jersey, $206,260, New Mexico, $166,140, New York, $327,955, North Carolina, $210,946, North Dakota, $149,824, Ohio, $259,452, Oklahoma, $181,761, Oregon, $189,345, Pennsylvania, $266,148, Rhode Island, $138,582, South Carolina, $170,451, South Dakota, $151,450, Tennessee, $191,954, Texas, $348,681, Utah, $168,632, Vermont, $135,925, Virginia, $193,467, Washington, $214,694, West Virginia, $147,772, Wisconsin, $191,569, Wyoming, $152,438, plus”.
Subsec. (b)(3)(B). Pub. L. 105–275, § 1(b), substituted “that part of the amount referred to in subparagraph (A)(iii) that is not specifically allocated for official mail expenses” for “the amount referred to in subparagraph (A)(iii)” and inserted before period at end “; and the part of the amount referred to in subparagraph (A)(iii) that is allocated for official mail expenses shall be recalculated in accordance with regulations of the Committee on Rules and Administration”.
1997—Subsec. (b)(3)(A)(iii). Pub. L. 105–55amended cl. (iii) generally. Prior to amendment, cl. (iii) read as follows: “subject to subparagraph (B), in case the Senator represents Alabama, $68,000, Alaska, $176,000, Arizona, $81,000, Arkansas, $70,000, California, $122,000, Colorado, $76,000, Connecticut, $57,000, Delaware, $47,000, Florida, $72,000, Georgia, $68,000, Hawaii, $200,000, Idaho, $80,000, Illinois, $91,000, Indiana, $68,000, Iowa, $71,000, Kansas, $71,000, Kentucky, $67,000, Louisiana, $72,000, Maine, $62,000, Maryland, $52,000, Massachusetts, $66,000, Michigan, $76,000, Minnesota, $72,000, Mississippi, $70,000, Missouri, $73,000, Montana, $80,000, Nebraska, $72,000, Nevada, $82,000, New Hampshire, $58,000, New Jersey, $62,000, New Mexico, $77,000, New York, $98,000, North Carolina, $64,000, North Dakota, $71,000, Ohio, $82,000, Oklahoma, $75,000, Oregon, $85,000, Pennsylvania, $81,000, Rhode Island, $56,000, South Carolina, $62,000, South Dakota, $72,000, Tennessee, $68,000, Texas, $102,000, Utah, $80,000, Vermont, $57,000, Virginia, $58,000, Washington, $88,000, West Virginia, $57,000, Wisconsin, $71,000, Wyoming, $75,000, plus”.
1991—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 102–90, § 7(a)(1), (3)–(5), substituted “payment (including reimbursement)” for “payment” in introductory provisions, substituted “Payment” for “Reimbursement to a Senator and his employees” and “paid or reimbursed” for “reimbursed” in second sentence, and substituted “payment” for “reimbursement” in last sentence.
Subsec. (a)(3) to (5), (7) to (9). Pub. L. 102–90, § 7(a)(2), struck out “reimbursement to each Senator for” at beginning of pars. (3), (4), and (7) to (9) and in par. (5) direction to strike such language was executed by striking out “reimbursements to each Senator for” to reflect the probable intent of Congress.
1990—Subsec. (a)(2). Pub. L. 101–520, § 4(c), amended par. (2) generally. Prior to amendment, par. (2) read as follows: “stationery and other office supplies procured for use for official business;”.
Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 101–520, § 311(h)(2), which directed that par. (3) be amended by striking out “postage on,” and all that follows through “Senate, and”, could not be executed because those words do not appear in par. (3) as amended generally by Pub. L. 101–163which in part restated provisions directed to be stricken by Pub. L. 101–520, § 311(h)(2), as subpar. (A). See 1990 and 1989 Amendment notes below.
Pub. L. 101–520, § 11, struck out subpar. (A) which read as follows: “postage on, and fees and charges in connection with, mail matter sent through the mail under the franking privilege in excess of amounts provided from the appropriation for official mail costs, upon certification by the Senate Sergeant at Arms and subject to such regulations as may be promulgated by the Committee on Rules and Administration,”.
Subsec. (b)(3)(A)(iii). Pub. L. 101–520, § 8, amended cl. (iii) generally. Prior to amendment, cl. (iii) read as follows: “subject to subparagraph (B), in case the Senator represents Alabama, $53,000, Alaska, $137,000, Arizona, $63,000, Arkansas, $54,000, California, $95,000, Colorado, $59,000, Connecticut, $44,000, Delaware, $36,000, Florida, $56,000, Georgia, $53,000, Hawaii, $156,000, Idaho, $62,000, Illinois, $71,000, Indiana, $53,000, Iowa, $55,000, Kansas, $55,000, Kentucky, $52,000, Louisiana, $56,000, Maine, $48,000, Maryland, $40,000, Massachusetts, $51,000, Michigan, $59,000, Minnesota, $56,000, Mississippi, $54,000, Missouri, $57,000, Montana, $62,000, Nebraska, $56,000, Nevada, $64,000, New Hampshire, $45,000, New Jersey, $48,000, New Mexico, $60,000, New York, $76,000, North Carolina, $50,000, North Dakota, $55,000, Ohio, $64,000, Oklahoma, $58,000, Oregon, $66,000, Pennsylvania, $63,000, Rhode Island, $43,000, South Carolina, $48,000, South Dakota, $56,000, Tennessee, $53,000, Texas, $79,000, Utah, $62,000, Vermont, $44,000, Virginia, $45,000, Washington, $68,000, West Virginia $44,000, Wisconsin, $55,000, Wyoming, $58,000, plus”.
Subsec. (h). Pub. L. 101–520, § 9(a), inserted “or one or more positions of United States Attorney or United States Marshal” after “one or more service academies”.
1989—Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 101–163amended par. (3) generally. Prior to amendment, par. (3) read as follows: “postage on, and fees and charges in connection with, mail matter sent through the mail under the franking privilege in excess of amounts provided from the appropriation for official mail costs, upon certification by the Senate Sergeant at Arms and subject to such regulations as may be promulgated by the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate, and reimbursement to each Senator for costs incurred in the preparation of required official reports, and the acquisition of mailing lists to be used for official purposes, and in the mailing, delivery, or transmitting of matters relating to official business;”.
1988—Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 100–458, § 13, inserted “postage on, and fees and charges in connection with, mail matter sent through the mail under the franking privilege in excess of amounts provided from the appropriation for official mail costs, upon certification by the Senate Sergeant at Arms and subject to such regulations as may be promulgated by the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate, and” before “reimbursement”.
Subsec. (a)(9). Pub. L. 100–458, §§ 8(a), 14(a), made identical amendments, striking out “, but only (A) in the case of expenses for the period commencing January 1, 1988, and ending with the close of September 30, 1988, to the extent that such expenses do not exceed ten percent of the total amount of expenses authorized to be paid to or on behalf of such Senator under this section (excluding any amount so authorized by subsection (b)(2)(A)(iv) of this section), and (B) in the case of expenditures for periods commencing on or after October 1, 1988, to the extent such expenses do not exceed ten percent of the total amount of expenses authorized to be paid to or on behalf of such Senator under this section (excluding any amount so authorized by subsection (b)(3)(A)(iv) of this section for the fiscal year involved)” after “necessary”.
1987—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 100–137, § 1(b)(1), amended subsec. (a) generally, substituting provisions authorizing payments from the Senate contingent fund for former provisions authorizing such payments.
Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 100–137, § 1(b)(2), designated existing provisions of par. (1) as subpar. (A) of par. (1), substituted “Except as is otherwise provided in the succeeding paragraphs of this subsection and subject to subparagraph (B) of this paragraph,” for “Except as otherwise provided in paragraph (2) of this subsection,”, added pars. (2) and (3), and redesignated former par. (2) as subpar. (B) of par. (1).
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 100–137, § 1(b)(4), amended subsection (e) generally, substituting provisions relating to reimbursement for travel expenses incurred by Senators and employees for former provisions relating to reimbursement of those expenses.
Subsec. (h). Pub. L. 100–137, § 1(b)(3), struck out “(1)” after “(h)”, substituted “(a)(4)” for “(a)(5)”, and struck out par. (2) which read as follows: “The amount of official expenses incurred by individuals selected by a Senator for which reimbursement may be made under this subsection shall not exceed $500 each calendar year, and the total amount of expenses incurred by such individuals for which reimbursement may be made under this subsection shall not exceed $3,000 each calendar year.”
Subsec. (j). Pub. L. 100–137, § 1(b)(5), substituted “(a)(6)” for “(a)(8)”.
1985—Subsec. (a)(6). Pub. L. 99–65amended par. (6) generally, substituting “for telephone service charges officially incurred outside Washington, District of Columbia, which are based on the amount of time the service is used” for “reimbursement to each Senator for telephone service charges officially incurred outside Washington, District of Columbia”.
1983—Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 98–181inserted references to Secretary of Conference of Majority and Secretary of Conference of Minority.
Pub. L. 98–51inserted provisions authorizing reimbursement for essential travel-related expenses and defined those expenses for purposes of this subsection.
1982—Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 97–276substituted “equal to twenty percent thereof” for “equal to ten percent thereof”. See Codification note above.
Subsec. (b)(2). Pub. L. 97–257substituted “(2) In the event that the term of office of a Senator begins after the first month of any such calendar year or ends (except by reason of death, resignation, or expulsion) before the last month of any such calendar year, the aggregate amount available to such Senator for such year shall be the aggregate amount computed under paragraph (1) of this subsection, divided by 12, and multiplied by the number of months in such year which are included in the Senator’s term of office, counting any fraction of a month as a full month.” for “(2) In any such calendar year in which a Senator does not hold the office of Senator at least part of each month of that year, the aggregate amount available to the Senator shall be the aggregate amount, computed under paragraph (1) of this subsection, divided by 12, and multiplied by the number of months the Senator holds such office during that year, counting any fraction of a month as a full month.”
Subsec. (j). Pub. L. 97–276added subsec. (j). See Codification note above.
1981—Subsec. (a)(9). Pub. L. 97–19inserted provisions which authorized reimbursement out of contingent fund of Senate to each Senator for expenses for additional office equipment.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 97–51struck out subsec. (c) which provided that aggregate of payments made to or on behalf of a Senator under this section not exceed at any time during each calendar year one-twelfth of the amount computed under subsection (b)(1) of this section multiplied by the number of months (counting a fraction of a month as a month) elapsing from the first month in that calendar year in which the Senator held the office of Senator through the date of payment.
1980—Subsec. (a)(3). Pub. L. 96–304, § 103, substituted “costs incurred in the mailing or delivery of” for “air mail and special delivery postage for expenses incurred in the mailing of postal”.
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 96–304, § 102(a), substituted “prescribed by the Committee on Rules and Administration” for “in effect under section 5702 of title 5 for employees of agencies”.
Subsec. (h)(1). Pub. L. 96–304, § 104, substituted “to an employee in the office of a Senator when traveling on business of a committee of which that Senator is a member” for “under subsection (a)(9) when such expenses are incurred by or on behalf of a Senator”.
Subsec. (i). Pub. L. 96–304, § 101, added subsec. (i).
1978—Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 95–240inserted reference to President pro tempore and Deputy President pro tempore.
Subsec. (h). Pub. L. 95–391added subsec. (h).
1977—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 95–94, § 112(a), in par. (1) struck out provision requiring authorization by the Committee on Rules and Administration in the manner prescribed by such Committee, in par. (7) struck out “and” at end thereof, in par. (8) substituted provisions requiring reimbursement of travel expenses incurred by the Senator and employees in his office subject to the provisions of subsec. (e) of this section, for provisions authorizing reimbursement of actual travel expenses incurred by the Senator in travel-on official business between Washington, D.C. and the State he represents and within such State, and travel expenses incurred by employees in the Senator’s office subject to the provisions of subsec. (e) of this section, added par. (9), and in text following par. (9) inserted provisions relating to reimbursement of expenses incurred under par. (9).
Subsec. (b)(1). Pub. L. 95–94, § 112(b), substituted provisions setting forth criteria for determination of total amount of expenses authorized to be paid to or on behalf of a Senator under this section for calendar year 1977 or any calendar year thereafter, for provisions setting forth criteria for determination of total amount of expenses authorized to be paid to or on behalf of a Senator under this section for calendar year 1973 or any calendar year thereafter.
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 95–94, § 112(c), substituted provisions setting forth prerequisites, conditions, and amounts of reimbursement for actual transportation expenses and per diem expenses, but not exceeding actual travel expenses, incurred by a Senator or employee in his office while traveling on official business within the United States, for provisions setting forth prerequisites, conditions, and amounts of reimbursement for per diem and actual transportation expenses incurred, or actual travel expenses incurred, by an employee in a Senator’s office, including employees authorized by Senate Resolution 60, 94th Congress, and former section 72a–1c of this title, for round trips made by the employee on official business by the nearest usual route between Washington, D.C. and the home State of the Senator involved, and in traveling within the State.
1975—Subsec. (a)(8). Pub. L. 94–59, § 103(1), substituted “travel expenses incurred by employees” for “actual transportation expenses incurred by employees”.
Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 94–59, § 103(2), inserted new administrative provisions covering the payment of travel expenses of employees in Senators’ offices for round trips between Washington, D.C., and the Senators’ home States, inserted references to Senate Resolution 60, 94th Congress, agreed to June 12, 1975, and to sections 68b and 72a–1c of this title, and inserted limiting provisions prohibiting reimbursement for travel during the 60-day period immediately preceding any election in which the Senator is a candidate.
1974—Subsec. (a)(4). Pub. L. 93–371struck out par. (4) which related to rental charges for office space at not more than three places designated by the Senator in the State he represents. See section 59 of this title.
Subsec. (c). Pub. L. 93–371struck out provisions setting forth the maximum allowable amount for rental payments for office space occupied by the Senator in State he represents. See section 59 of this title.
Subsec. (d). Pub. L. 93–371struck out subsec. (d) which authorized the Sergeant at Arms to secure for each Senator home State office space at not more than three places designated by the Senator in such home State. See section 59 of this title.
1973—Subsec. (a)(7). Pub. L. 93–145inserted “newspapers,” after “subscriptions to”.
Effective Date of 1999 Amendment

Pub. L. 106–57, title I, § 1[(a)], Sept. 29, 1999, 113 Stat. 410, provided that the amendment made by section 1[(a)] is effective in the case of any fiscal year which begins on or after Oct. 1, 1999.
Pub. L. 106–57, title I, § 1(c),Sept. 29, 1999, 113 Stat. 411, provided that: “The amendments made by this section [amending this section] shall apply to any fiscal year which begins on or after October 1, 1999.”
Effective Date of 1998 Amendment

Pub. L. 105–275, title I, § 1(a),Oct. 21, 1998, 112 Stat. 2432, provided that the amendment made by section 1 (a) is effective in the case of any fiscal year which begins on or after Oct. 1, 1998.
Effective Date of 1997 Amendment

Pub. L. 105–55, title I, § 3(a),Oct. 7, 1997, 111 Stat. 1180, provided that the amendment made by section 3 (a) is effective in the case of any fiscal year beginning on or after Oct. 1, 1997.
Effective Date of 1991 Amendment

Pub. L. 102–90, title I, § 7(c),Aug. 14, 1991, 105 Stat. 451, provided that: “The amendments made by subsections (a) and (b) [amending this section and section 59 of this title] shall take effect October 1, 1991.”
Effective Date of 1990 Amendment

Pub. L. 101–520, title I, § 4(d),Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 2258, provided that: “The provisions of subsections (a) and (b) [enacting section 58a–4 of this title], and the amendment made by subsection (c) [amending this section] shall take effect on October 1, 1990.”
Pub. L. 101–520, title I, § 8,Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 2259, provided that the amendment made by section 8 is effective in the case of any fiscal year which begins on or after October 1, 1990.
Pub. L. 101–520, title I, § 9(b),Nov. 5, 1990, 104 Stat. 2260, provided that: “The amendment made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall be effective in the case of expenses incurred after September 30, 1989.”
Amendment by section 311(h)(2) ofPub. L. 101–520applicable with respect to sessions of Congress beginning with the first session of the One Hundred Second Congress, see section 59e (i) of this title.
Effective Date of 1988 Amendment

Pub. L. 100–458, title I, §§ 8(b), 14(b),Oct. 1, 1988, 102 Stat. 2162, 2163, provided that: “The amendment made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall be effective only in the case of expenses incurred on or after October 1, 1988.”
Effective Date of 1987 Amendment

Pub. L. 100–137, § 1(b)(1)–(5), Oct. 21, 1987, 101 Stat. 815–818, provided that the amendments made by section 1 (b) are effective Jan. 1, 1988.
Effective Date of 1985 Amendment

Pub. L. 99–65, § 2,July 12, 1985, 99 Stat. 163, provided that: “The amendments made by this Act [amending this section and section 58a of this title] shall take effect on the first day of the first calendar month which begins more than sixty days after the date of enactment of this Act [July 12, 1985].”
Effective Date of 1983 Amendment

Pub. L. 98–181, title I, § 1204(b),Nov. 30, 1983, 97 Stat. 1290, provided that: “The amendment made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall be effective in the case of expenses incurred or charges imposed on or after October 1, 1983.”
Effective Date of 1982 Amendments

Section 103(b) of S. 2939, as reported Sept. 22, 1982, and enacted into permanent law by section 101(e) ofPub. L. 97–276provided that: “The amendment made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall be effective with respect to calendar years after the calendar year 1982.”
Section 106(b) of S. 2939, as reported Sept. 22, 1982, and enacted into permanent law by section 101(e) ofPub. L. 97–276provided that: “The amendments made by subsection (a) of this section [amending this section] shall take effect January 1, 1983.”
Pub. L. 97–257, title I, § 104(b),Sept. 10, 1982, 96 Stat. 849, provided that: “The amendment made by subsection (a) of this section [amending this section] shall be effective on and after January 1, 1982.”
Effective Date of 1981 Amendment

Pub. L. 97–51, § 122,Oct. 1, 1981, 95 Stat. 965, provided that the amendment made by section 122 is effective Jan. 1, 1982.
Effective Date of 1980 Amendment

Pub. L. 96–304, title I, § 101,July 8, 1980, 94 Stat. 889, provided that the amendment made by section 101 is effective Oct. 1, 1979.
Pub. L. 96–304, title I, § 103,July 8, 1980, 94 Stat. 889, provided that the amendment made by section 103 is effective Feb. 1, 1980.
Pub. L. 96–304, title I, § 104,July 8, 1980, 94 Stat. 889, provided that the amendment made by section 104 is effective Jan. 1, 1980.
Effective Date of 1978 Amendments

Pub. L. 95–391, title I, § 108(b),Sept. 30, 1978, 92 Stat. 773, provided that: “The amendment made by subsection (a) [amending this section] shall take effect on January 1, 1978.”
Pub. L. 95–240, title II, § 208,Mar. 7, 1978, 92 Stat. 117, provided that the amendment made by section 208 is effective Aug. 5, 1977.
Effective Date of 1977 Amendment

Pub. L. 95–94, title I, § 112(f),Aug. 5, 1977, 91 Stat. 665, provided that: “The amendments made by subsections (a), (c), (d), and (e) [amending this section and sections 59 and 68b of this title] shall take effect on the date of the enactment of this Act [Aug. 5, 1977]. The amendment made by subsection (b) [amending this section] shall take effect as of January 1, 1977.”
Effective Date of 1974 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 93–371effective on and after July 1, 1974, see section 59 (g) of this title.
Effective Date of 1973 Amendment

Pub. L. 93–145, § 101,Nov. 1, 1973, 87 Stat. 532, provided that the amendment made by Pub. L. 93–145is effective Jan. 1, 1973.
Increase in Certain Authorized Expense Limits Effective October 1, 1994

For provisions increasing each of the figures contained in subsec. (b)(3)(A)(iii) of this section by $50,000 effective Oct. 1, 1994, see section 5 ofPub. L. 103–283, set out as a Mass Mailings by Senators note under section 3210 of Title 39, Postal Service.
Decrease in Certain Authorized Expense Limits Effective October 1, 1993

Pub. L. 103–69, title I, § 2,Aug. 11, 1993, 107 Stat. 695, provided that: “Effective on and after October 1, 1993, the aggregate of each of the sums determined under clauses (iii) and (iv) of section 506(b)(3)(A) of the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1973 (2 U.S.C. 58 (b)(3)(A)(iii) and (iv)), shall be deemed decreased by 2.5 percent.”
Payment to United States Postal Service for Postage, Fees, and Charges

Pub. L. 101–163, title I, § 5(b),Nov. 21, 1989, 103 Stat. 1045, provided that: “Receipts paid to the Sergeant at Arms from sales of postage on, and fees and charges in connection with mail matter sent through the mail by Senators, Senate committees, or other Senate offices (including joint committees and commissions funded from the contingent fund of the Senate), other than under the franking privilege, as cash or check payments directly from such Senators, committees, or offices, or as reimbursement from the Financial Clerk of the Senate pursuant to certification by the Sergeant at Arms of charges to be made to such funds available to such Senators, committees, or offices for such postage, fees and charges shall be used by the Sergeant at Arms for payment to the United States Postal Service for such postage, fees, and charges.”

 

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