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§ 1385. —  Expenses.

[Laws in effect as of January 24, 2002]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
  January 24, 2002 and December 19, 2002]
[CITE: 2USC1385]

                          TITLE 2--THE CONGRESS
Sec. 1385. Expenses

(a) Authorization of appropriations

    Beginning in fiscal year 1995, and for each fiscal year thereafter, 
there are authorized to be appropriated for the expenses of the Office 
such sums as may be necessary to carry out the functions of the Office. 
Until sums are first appropriated pursuant to the preceding sentence, 
but for a period not exceeding 12 months following January 23, 1995--
        (1) one-half of the expenses of the Office shall be paid from 
    funds appropriated for allowances and expenses of the House of 
    Representatives, and
        (2) one-half of the expenses of the Office shall be paid from 
    funds appropriated for allowances and expenses of the Senate,

upon vouchers approved by the Executive Director, except that a voucher 
shall not be required for the disbursement of salaries of employees who 
are paid at an annual rate. The Clerk of the House of Representatives 
and the Secretary of the Senate are authorized to make arrangements for 
the division of expenses under this subsection, including arrangements 
for one House of Congress to reimburse the other House of Congress.

(b) Financial and administrative services

    The Executive Director may place orders and enter into agreements 
for goods and services with the head of any agency, or major 
organizational unit within an agency, in the legislative or executive 
branch of the United States in the same manner and to the same extent as 
agencies are authorized under sections 1535 and 1536 of title 31 to 
place orders and enter into agreements.

(c) Witness fees and allowances

    Except for covered employees, witnesses before a hearing officer or 
the Board in any proceeding under this chapter other than rulemaking 
shall be paid the same fee and mileage allowances as are paid subpoenaed 
witnesses in the courts of the United States. Covered employees who are 
summoned, or are assigned by their employer, to testify in their 
official capacity or to produce official records in any proceeding under 
this chapter shall be entitled to travel expenses under subchapter I and 
section 5751 of chapter 57 of title 5.

(Pub. L. 104-1, title III, Sec. 305, Jan. 23, 1995, 109 Stat. 31.)

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