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tees, the leadership, and the administrative operations of the House.

In addition, the total joint items budget is $125.2 million. The joint items such as the Attending Physician, the joint committees, and Capitol Police are shared with the Senate. The other body will consider the fiscal year 2001 budget for Senate operations.

We want to welcome the officers of the House who are with us today. The Honorable Jeff Trandahl, Clerk of the House, Wilson Livingood and the Honorable Jay Eagen, Chief Administrative Officer. We also have Janet Hale, Associate Administrator of the Office of Finance, U.S. House of Representatives, Bob Frey, acting Inspector General, Geraldine Gennett, House Counsel, John Miller, the House Law Revision Counsel and Pope Barrow, the Legislative Counsel. We expect Dr. Eisold, the Attending Physician, to join us a little later. I saw him

Mr. TRANDAHL. He is here.

Mr. HOYER. He will also join us a little later, too.

Mr. TAYLOR. We shook hands, and he asked how I felt. Mr. Eagen has prepared the House budget for the President's budget and will lead the formal presentation to the committee.

[CLERKS NOTE.-Ms. Hale has over 12 years of experience in the federal government. She was the Associate Director of the Office of Management and Budget, Assistant Secretary Department of Transportation for Budget and held numerous positions at the Department of Housing and Urban Affairs. She has also been the Executive Vice President at the University of Pennsylvania and a lobbyist regarding telecommunication issues. She has an undergraduate degree from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio and a graduate degree from the John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.]

OPENING STATEMENT

Mr. EAGEN. Thank you, Mr. Chairman. Good afternoon, Mr. Chairman and Mr. Hoyer.

As you noted, Mr. Chairman, the fiscal year 2001 request for the House of Representatives totals $800,738,000. This amount is based on statutory entitlements, actual spending history, and consultation with the administrative offices of the House. Overall, this budget provides funding for the Member Representational Allowance, committees, leadership and the legislative administrative offices. The fiscal year 2001 requests are detailed in your subcommittee print. And as you noted, we have several other House officials here to answer any questions that the committee may have today. We are now available for any questions you may have.

Mr. HOYER. That was a very in-depth presentation.

Mr. TAYLOR. As stated, we have all of the prepared statements, and they have been given and they will be printed in the record.

STATEMENT OF

JAY EAGEN

CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER

U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES

to the

Subcommittee on Legislative Appropriations of the House Committee on

Appropriations on the fiscal year 2001 (FY 2001) Budget estimates for the

OPENING STATEMENT

Chairman Taylor and Members of the Subcommittee, it is a pleasure to be appearing before this Subcommittee to testify on the Fiscal Year 2001 budget request for the House of Representatives and certain joint items.

As established at the beginning of the 104th Congress, the CAO is the chief budget official of the U.S. House of Representatives and is responsible for the presentation of the House budget before your Subcommittee.

Later in this hearing I will further outline the Fiscal Year 2001 budget request for the offices of the Chief Administrative Officer. I stand ready to assist the Subcommittee in any way as you work to compile the Fiscal Year 2001 Legislative Branch Appropriations Bill.

FISCAL YEAR 2001

The Fiscal Year 2001 estimates are detailed in your Subcommittee Print.

This statement and the Subcommittee Print may be used jointly to obtain a complete picture of the budget request. At the beginning of each budget item herein, you will find a reference to a related page on the Subcommittee Print where further detail is provided.

The Fiscal Year 2001 request for the House of Representatives totals $800,738,000. This amount is based on statutory entitlements, full funding of authorizations, actual spending history and consultation with the administrative offices.

This testimony follows the same format of the legislative branch appropriation bill. I will go through each individual line item in the bill and mention the request. I invite any questions you may have, and if I am unable to respond today I will certainly provide the answer for the record in an expeditious manner.

I submit for the record a chart which itemizes the actual Fiscal Year 1999 expenses, appropriated funds for Fiscal Year 2000, adjusted for the .38% mandatory rescission, and requested funds for Fiscal Year 2001.

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1 Includes $142,000 reduction in House Leadership Office budget authority pursuant to P.L. 106-57.

2 The FY 2000 .38% rescission for the House totaling $2,891,360 was applied to the Government Contributions account under the heading "Allowances and Expenses".

3 The FY 2000 .38% rescission amount applied to the Joint Committee on Taxation was $24,533.

The FY 2000 .38% rescission amount applied to the Attending Physician is $7,212.

5 The Capitol Police Board total includes the Senate detail. Capitol Police information will be presented

by the Capitol Police. Detail information, therefore is not contained in this testimony.

6 The FY 2000 .38% rescission applied to the House portion of the Capitol Police Board is $168,336.

7 There was $106,782,000 enacted in the FY 1999 Omnibus Appropriation Act for Security Enhancements to remain available until expended. Of this amount, $510,000 was transferred to the Architect of the Capitol, $3,651,000 was transferred to the Library of Congress, $4.3 and $4.5 million were transferred to the Capitol Police Salary account for the House and Senate respectively in FY 1999 upon Appropriations Committee approval. Disbursements of $2,230,000 have been reported to Treasury for October and November 1999. Since these disbursements occurred in FY 2000 they do not show in the table above. The FY 2000 .38% rescission applied to the Statements of Appropriations is $57.

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