Effective April 1, 1977, the Majority Leader and the Minority Leader are each authorized to appoint and fix the compensation of such employees as they deem appropriate: Provided, That the gross compensation paid to such employees shall not exceed $191,700 each fiscal year for each Leader.
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2 U.S. Code § 6131 - Appointment of employees by Senate Majority and Minority Leaders; compensation
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(Pub. L. 95–26, title I, May 4, 1977, 91 Stat. 80.)
Section was formerly classified to section 61h–4 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section.
Section is from the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1977.
Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Managing Political Fund Activity
Pub. L. 116–94, div. P, title XVII, § 1701, Dec. 20, 2019, 133 Stat. 3220, provided that:
“The Majority Leader and the Minority Leader may each designate up to 2 employees of their respective leadership office staff as designees referred to in the second sentence of paragraph 1 of rule XLI of the Standing Rules of the Senate.”
Increases in Compensation
Increases in compensation for Senate officers and employees under authority of Federal Pay Comparability Act of 1970 (Pub. L. 91–656), see Salary Directives of President pro tempore of the Senate, set out as notes under section 4571 of this title.