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LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS
SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES
SUBCOMMITTEE ON LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS
VIC FAZIO, California, Chairman DAVID R. OBEY, Wisconsin
JERRY LEWIS, California JOHN P. MURTHA, Pennsylvania
SILVIO O. CONTE, Massachusetts BOB TRAXLER, Michigan
JOHN T. MYERS, Indiana LINDY (MRS. HALE) BOGGS, Louisiana JOHN EDWARD PORTER, Illinois JACK HIGHTOWER, Texas
EDWARD E. LOMBARD, Staff Assistant
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS
JAMIE L. WHITTEN, Mississippi, Chairman EDWARD P. BOLAND, Massachusetts
SILVIO O. CONTE, Massachusetts WILLIAM H. NATCHER, Kentucky
JOSEPH M. McDADE, Pennsylvania NEAL SMITH, Iowa
JACK EDWARDS, Alabama JOSEPH P. ADDABBO, New York
JOHN T. MYERS, Indiana CLARENCE D. LONG, Maryland
J. KENNETH ROBINSON, Virginia SIDNEY R. YATES, Illinois
CLARENCE E. MILLER, Ohio DAVID R. OBEY, Wisconsin
LAWRENCE COUGHLIN, Pennsylvania EDWARD R. ROYBAL, California
C. W. BILL YOUNG, Florida LOUIS STOKES, Ohio
JACK F. KEMP, New York TOM BEVILL, Alabama
RALPH S. REGULA, Ohio BILL CHAPPELL, JR., Florida
GEORGE M. O'BRIEN, Illinois BILL ALEXANDER, Arkansas
VIRGINIA SMITH, Nebraska JOHN P. MURTHA, Pennsylvania
ELDON RUDD, Arizona BOB TRAXLER, Michigan
CARL D. PURSELL, Michigan JOSEPH D. EARLY, Massachusetts
MICKEY EDWARDS, Oklahoma CHARLES WILSON, Texas
BOB LIVINGSTON, Louisiana LINDY (MRS. HALE) BOGGS, Louisiana BILL GREEN, New York NORMAN D. DICKS, Washington
TOM LOEFFLER, Texas MATTHEW F. McHUGH, New York
JERRY LEWIS, California WILLIAM LEHMAN, Florida
JOHN EDWARD PORTER, Nlinois JACK HIGHTOWER, Texas
HAROLD ROGERS, Kentucky
KEITH F. MAINLAND, Clerk and Staff Director
LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS FOR
FISCAL YEAR 1984
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 4, 1983. Mr. Fazio. I would like to welcome you to the first hearing of the Fiscal Year 1984 budgets for the various Legislative Branch agencies under the jurisdiction of the Subcommittee on Legislative Branch Appropriations.
Before we begin, I would like to welcome the other Members of the Subcommittee: David Obey of Wisconsin; John Murtha of Pennsylvania; Bob Traxler of Michigan; Lindy (Mrs. Hale) Boggs of Louisiana; and Jack Hightower of Texas; Jerry Lewis of California, the ranking minority member; Silvio Conte of Massachusetts; John Myers of Indiana; and John Porter of Illinois. Mr. Whitten, the Chairman of the Full Committee, will also be in attendance at various times.
The budget we are going to consider totals $1,227,238,000. This does not include $269 million in Senate items which will be considered by that body.
With the Senate items included, the total budget for the Legislative Branch would be $1.5 billion. With the Senate items included, the Fiscal Year 1984 budget is an increase of $160 million, or 12 percent over the already enacted amounts for 1983. When you include the pending supplementals for 1983, the increase is a more modest 5.2 percent increase over the already enacted budget for 1983.
Of the portion of this budget which will be considered by the Subcommittee, $726 million is for congressional operations. This is an increase of slightly over $100 million of the $623 million already enacted for congressional operations in Fiscal Year 1983.
Factoring in the supplementals being requested for Fiscal Year 1983, the increase is $49 million, or a 7.2 percent increase.
The balance of the funds requested, which total slightly over $500 million, support statutory and administrative responsibilities in the Executive Branch and for the public conducted by agencies that come before this Subcommittee such as the Library of Congress, Copyright Royalty Tribunal, which sometimes has importance far beyond its budget figures, Botanic Garden, Government Printing Office, and the General Accounting Office.
The Subcommittee will also be considering Fiscal Year 1983 supplemental requests of slightly over $69 million. Of this amount, $32 million is for increases in Wage Board pay, Civilian Pay Act, Executive level pay supplementals, health benefits and Medicare increases as a result of legislation enacted last year.
We also have $37 million requested by the agencies that are of a policy and program nature.