2 U.S. Code § 68 - Payments from Senate contingent fund
No payment shall be made from the contingent fund of the Senate unless sanctioned by the Committee on Rules and Administration of the Senate. Payments made upon vouchers or abstracts of disbursements of salaries approved by said Committee shall be deemed, held, and taken, and are declared to be conclusive upon all the departments and officers of the Government: Provided, That no payment shall be made from said contingent fund as additional salary or compensation to any officer or employee of the Senate.
Source(Oct. 2, 1888, ch. 1069, 25 Stat. 546; Aug. 2, 1946, ch. 753, title I, § 102,60 Stat. 814; Pub. L. 93–554, title I, Dec. 27, 1974, 88 Stat. 1776; Pub. L. 104–186, title I, § 105(c),Aug. 20, 1996, 110 Stat. 1722.)
Section is based on provisions of last par. on 25 Stat. 546, act of Oct. 2, 1888, ch. 1069, relating to payments from contingent fund of Senate. Provisions of that par. relating to payments from contingent fund of House of Representatives were classified to section 95 of this title prior to being struck out by Pub. L. 104–186.
1974—Pub. L. 93–554inserted provision relating to applicability to payments made upon abstracts of disbursements of salaries.
1946—Act Aug. 2, 1946, substituted “Committee on Rules and Administration” for “Committee to Audit and Control Contingent Expenses”.
Effective Date of 1974 Amendment
Pub. L. 93–554, title I, Dec. 27, 1974, 88 Stat. 1776, provided in part that the amendment made by Pub. L. 93–554is effective Jan. 1, 1975.
Effective Date of 1946 Amendment
Act Aug. 2, 1946, ch. 753, title I, § 142,60 Stat. 834, provided that the amendment made by that act is effective Jan. 2, 1947.
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