US Supreme Court Decisions On-Line | US Laws

§ 31a-2. —  Representation Allowance Account for Majority and Minority Leaders of Senate.

[Laws in effect as of January 24, 2002]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
  January 24, 2002 and December 19, 2002]
[CITE: 2USC31a-2]

                          TITLE 2--THE CONGRESS
Sec. 31a-2. Representation Allowance Account for Majority and 
        Minority Leaders of Senate

(a) Establishment; purpose

    There is hereby established an account, within the Senate, to be 
known as the ``Representation Allowance Account for the Majority and 
Minority Leaders''. Such Allowance Account shall be used by the Majority 
and Minority Leaders of the Senate to assist them properly to discharge 
their appropriate responsibilities in the United States to members of 
foreign legislative bodies and prominent officials of foreign 
governments and intergovernmental organizations.

(b) Payments; allotment; reimbursement for actual expenses; taxability

    Payments authorized to be made under this section shall be paid by 
the Secretary of the Senate. Of the funds available for expenditure from 
such Allowance Account for any fiscal year, one-half shall be allotted 
to the Majority Leader and one-half shall be allotted to the Minority 
Leader. Amounts paid from such Allowance Account to the Majority or 
Minority Leader shall be paid to him from his allotment and shall be 
paid to him only as reimbursement for actual expenses incurred by him 
and upon certification and documentation of such expenses. Amounts paid 
to the Majority or Minority Leader pursuant to this section shall not be 
reported as income and shall not be allowed as a deduction under title 

(c) Authorization of appropriations

    There are authorized to be appropriated for each fiscal year 
(commencing with the fiscal year ending September 30, 1985) not more 
than $20,000 to the Allowance Account established by this section.

(Pub. L. 99-88, title I, Sec. 197, Aug. 15, 1985, 99 Stat. 350.)


    Section is from the Supplemental Appropriations Act, 1985.

                  Section Referred to in Other Sections

    This section is referred to in section 31a-2a of this title.

ChanRobles Legal Resources:

ChanRobles On-Line Bar Review

ChanRobles Internet Bar Review :

ChanRobles MCLE On-line

ChanRobles Lawnet Inc. - ChanRobles MCLE On-line :