2 U.S. Code § 69a - Orientation seminars, etc., for new Senators, Senate officials, or members of staffs of Senators or Senate officials; payment of expenses

Effective July 1, 1979, there is authorized an expense allowance for the Office of the Secretary of the Senate and the Office of Sergeant at Arms and Doorkeeper of the Senate which shall not exceed $30,000 each fiscal year for each such office. Payments made under this section shall be reimbursements only for actual expenses (including meals and food-related expenses) incurred in the course of conducting orientation seminars for Senators, Senate officials, or members of the staffs of Senators or Senate officials and other similar meetings, in the Capitol Building or the Senate Office Buildings. Such payments shall be made upon certification and documentation of such expenses by the Secretary and Sergeant at Arms, respectively, and shall be made out of the contingent fund of the Senate upon vouchers signed by the Secretary and the Sergeant at Arms, respectively. Amounts received as reimbursement of such expenses shall not be reported as income, and the expenses so reimbursed shall not be allowed as a deduction, under title 26.


(Pub. L. 96–38, title I, § 107(a),July 25, 1979, 93 Stat. 112; Pub. L. 99–88, title I, § 193,Aug. 15, 1985, 99 Stat. 349; Pub. L. 99–514, § 2,Oct. 22, 1986, 100 Stat. 2095; Pub. L. 100–202, § 101(i) [title I, § 6], Dec. 22, 1987, 101 Stat. 1329–290, 1329–294; Pub. L. 102–392, title I, § 3,Oct. 6, 1992, 106 Stat. 1706; Pub. L. 108–83, title I, § 4,Sept. 30, 2003, 117 Stat. 1013; Pub. L. 110–161, div. H, title I, § 6(a),Dec. 26, 2007, 121 Stat. 2222.)

Section is from the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1979.
Prior Provisions

A prior section 69a,Pub. L. 95–94, title I, § 105,Aug. 5, 1977, 91 Stat. 661, provided for expenditure of $1,000 during any fiscal year to conduct orientation seminars for new Senators and their staffs, prior to repeal, effective July 1, 1979, by Pub. L. 96–38, title I, § 107(b),July 25, 1979, 93 Stat. 113.

2007—Pub. L. 110–161substituted “$30,000” for “$25,000” in first sentence.
2003—Pub. L. 108–83substituted “$25,000” for “$10,000” in first sentence.
1992—Pub. L. 102–392substituted “$10,000” for “$4,000”.
1987—Pub. L. 100–202substituted “$4,000” for “$2,000”.
1986—Pub. L. 99–514substituted “Internal Revenue Code of 1986” for “Internal Revenue Code of 1954”, which for purposes of codification was translated as “title 26” thus requiring no change in text.
1985—Pub. L. 99–88substituted “Senators, Senate officials, or members of the staffs of Senators or Senate officials” for “Senators and members of their staffs,”.
Effective Date of 2007 Amendment

Pub. L. 110–161, div. H, title I, § 6(b),Dec. 26, 2007, 121 Stat. 2222, provided that: “The amendment made by this section [amending this section] shall apply with respect to fiscal year 2008 and each fiscal year thereafter.”
Effective Date of 1987 Amendment

Pub. L. 100–202, § 101(i) [title I, § 6], Dec. 22, 1987, 101 Stat. 1329–290, 1329–294, provided that the amendment made by Pub. L. 100–202is effective in the case of fiscal years beginning after Sept. 30, 1986.

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