2 U.S. Code § 68b - Per diem and subsistence expenses from Senate contingent fund

No part of the appropriations made under the heading “Contingent Expenses of the Senate” on and after June 27, 1956 may be expended for per diem and subsistence expenses (as defined in section 5701 of title 5) at rates in excess of the rates prescribed by the Committee on Rules and Administration; except that
(1) higher rates may be established by the Committee on Rules and Administration for travel beyond the limits of the continental United States, and
(2) in accordance with regulations prescribed by the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate, reimbursement for such expenses may be made on an actual expense basis of not to exceed the daily rate prescribed by the Committee on Rules and Administration in the case of travel within the continental limits of the United States. This section shall not apply with respect to per diem or actual travel expenses incurred by Senators and employees in the office of a Senator which are reimbursed under section 58 of this title.

Source

(June 27, 1956, ch. 453, 70 Stat. 360; Pub. L. 87–139, § 7,Aug. 14, 1961, 75 Stat. 340; Pub. L. 91–114, § 3,Nov. 10, 1969, 83 Stat. 190; Pub. L. 94–22, § 8,May 19, 1975, 89 Stat. 86; Pub. L. 95–94, title I, § 112(e),Aug. 5, 1977, 91 Stat. 664; Pub. L. 95–355, title I, § 103,Sept. 8, 1978, 92 Stat. 533; Pub. L. 96–304, title I, § 102(b),July 8, 1980, 94 Stat. 889.)
Amendments

1980—Pub. L. 96–304substituted “prescribed by the Committee on Rules and Administration” for “in effect under section 5702 of title 5, for employees of agencies” in two places.
1978—Pub. L. 95–355substituted provisions relating to applicability of rates under section 5702 of title 5, for employees of agencies, for provisions setting forth specific rates of $35 and $50 per day, respectively, for travel expenses.
1977—Pub. L. 95–94inserted provisions relating to applicability to per diem or actual travel expenses incurred by a Senator or his employee reimbursed under section 58 of this title.
1975—Pub. L. 94–22substituted “$35” and “$50” for “$25” and “$40”, respectively.
1969—Pub. L. 91–114increased maximum per diem rate from $16 to $25 and actual expense rate from $30 to $40.
1961—Pub. L. 87–139increased maximum per diem rate from $12 to $16 and actual expense rate from $25 to $30.
Effective Date of 1977 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 95–94effective Aug. 5, 1977, see section 112(f) ofPub. L. 95–94, set out as an Effective Date of 1977 Amendment note under section 58 of this title.

 

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