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 6314 of this title.
2 U.S. Code § 6513 - Per diem and subsistence expenses from Senate contingent fund
Section was formerly classified to section 68b of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section. Some section numbers of this title referenced in amendment notes below reflect the classification of such sections prior to their editorial reclassification.
1978—Pub. L. 95–355 substituted 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.
1975—Pub. L. 94–22 substituted “$35” and “$50” for “$25” and “$40”, respectively.
1969—Pub. L. 91–114 increased maximum per diem rate from $16 to $25 and actual expense rate from $30 to $40.
1961—Pub. L. 87–139 increased maximum per diem rate from $12 to $16 and actual expense rate from $25 to $30.