31 U.S. Code § 734 - Assignments and details to Congress

The Comptroller General may assign or detail an officer or employee of the Government Accountability Office to full-time continuous duty with a committee of Congress for not more than one year.


(Pub. L. 97–258, Sept. 13, 1982, 96 Stat. 899; Pub. L. 98–367, title I, § 8,July 17, 1984, 98 Stat. 475; Pub. L. 108–271, § 8(b),July 7, 2004, 118 Stat. 814.)

Historical and Revision Notes
Revised Section Source (U.S. Code) Source (Statutes at Large)
734(a) 31:1175(a). Oct. 26, 1970, Pub. L. 91–510, § 235(a), 84 Stat. 1171.
734(b) 31:1175(c). Oct. 26, 1970, Pub. L. 91–510, 84 Stat. 1140, § 235(c); added Oct. 11, 1971, Pub. L. 92–136, § 8, 85 Stat. 378.

In the section, the words “officer or” are added for consistency in the revised title and with other titles of the United States Code.
In subsection (a), the words “Notwithstanding any other provision of law” are omitted as surplus. The word “continuous” is substituted for “on a continuing basis” to eliminate unnecessary words. The words “committee of Congress” are substituted for “committee of the Senate or House of Representatives or with any joint committee of Congress” for consistency and to eliminate unnecessary words. The words “any period of” are omitted as surplus.
In subsection (b), the words “Comptroller General” are substituted for “General Accounting Office” for consistency. The word “pay” is substituted for “salary” for consistency in the revised title and with other titles of the Code.

2004—Pub. L. 108–271substituted “Government Accountability Office” for “General Accounting Office”.
1984—Pub. L. 98–367struck out designation of provisions as “(a)” and struck out subsec. (b) which read as follows: “A committee of the Senate or a joint committee of Congress for which the Secretary of the Senate disburses amounts shall reimburse the Comptroller General for the pay of each officer or employee of the Office for the time the officer or employee is assigned or detailed to the committee or joint committee.”

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