2 U.S. Code § 6115. Expense allowance of President pro tempore of Senate; methods of payment; taxability

Effective with fiscal year 1978 and each fiscal year thereafter, there is hereby authorized an expense allowance for the President Pro Tempore which shall not exceed $40,000 each fiscal year. The President Pro Tempore may receive the expense allowance (1) as reimbursement for actual expenses incurred upon certification and documentation of such expenses by the President Pro Tempore, or (2) in equal monthly payments. Such amounts paid to the President Pro Tempore as reimbursement of actual expenses incurred upon certification and documentation pursuant to this provision, shall not be reported as income, and the expenses so reimbursed shall not be allowed as a deduction, under title 26.

(Pub. L. 95–355, title I, Sept. 8, 1978, 92 Stat. 532; Pub. L. 99–514, § 2, Oct. 22, 1986, 100 Stat. 2095; Pub. L. 108–7, div. H, title I, § 1(b)(2), Feb. 20, 2003, 117 Stat. 349; Pub. L. 108–447, div. G, title I, § 13(a)(2), Dec. 8, 2004, 118 Stat. 3171.)
Codification

Section was formerly classified to section 32b of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.

Amendments

2004—Pub. L. 108–447 substituted “$40,000” for “$20,000”.

2003—Pub. L. 108–7 substituted “$20,000” for “$10,000”.

1986—Pub. L. 99–514 substituted “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.

Effective Date of 2004 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 108–447 applicable to fiscal year 2005 and each fiscal year thereafter, see section 13(c) of Pub. L. 108–447, set out as a note under section 6102 of this title.

Effective Date of 2003 Amendment

Amendment by Pub. L. 108–7 applicable to fiscal year 2003 and each fiscal year thereafter, see section 1(f) of Pub. L. 108–7, set out as a note under section 6102 of this title.

Office of the President Pro Tempore Emeritus of the Senate

Pub. L. 108–7, div. H, title I, § 7, Feb. 20, 2003, 117 Stat. 350, as amended by Pub. L. 108–447, div. G, title I, §§ 4, 13(b), Dec. 8, 2004, 118 Stat. 3169, 3171; Pub. L. 110–161, div. H, title I, § 2, Dec. 26, 2007, 121 Stat. 2221; Pub. L. 113–235, div. H, title I, § 2, Dec. 16, 2014, 128 Stat. 2525, provided that:

“(a)Establishment.—
There is established the Office of the President pro tempore emeritus of the Senate.
“(b)Designation.—Any Member of the Senate who—
“(1)
is designated by the Senate as the President pro tempore emeritus of the United States Senate; and
“(2)
is serving as a Member of the Senate,
shall be the President pro tempore emeritus of the United StatesSenate.
“(c)Appointment and Compensation of Employees.—
The President pro tempore emeritus is authorized to appoint and fix the compensation of such employees as the President pro tempore emeritus determines appropriate.
“(d)Expense Allowance.—
There is authorized an expense allowance for the President pro tempore emeritus which shall not exceed $15,000 each fiscal year. The President pro tempore emeritus may receive the expense allowance: (1) as reimbursement for actual expenses incurred upon certification and documentation of such expenses by the President pro tempore emeritus; or (2) in equal monthly payments. Such amounts paid to the President pro tempore emeritus as reimbursement of actual expenses incurred upon certification and documentation under this subsection, shall not be reported as income, and the expenses so reimbursed shall not be allowed as a deduction under the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 [26 U.S.C. 1 et seq.].
“(e)Effective Date.—
This section shall take effect on the date of enactment of this Act [Feb. 20, 2003] and shall apply only with respect to the 108th Congress, the 109th Congress, the 110th Congress, and the 114th Congress.”