Sponsor: JONES, James Robert (D-OK)
Description: TO AMEND H.R. 6706, WHITE HOUSE EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION BY PROVIDING FOR CONTROL OF WHITE HOUSE STAFFING, BY CONGRESSIONAL AUTHORIZATION IN LIEU OF STATUATORY LIMITATION.
Bill summary: (Measure passed House, amended)
Authorizes the President and the Vice President to increase the size of their professional staff and to acquire the intermittent services of consultants and experts at rates of pay not to exceed that of level II of the Executive Schedule.
Authorizes appropriations to the President for official reception, entertainment, and representation expenses (subject to Government Accounting Office audit), and for unanticipated needs for furtherance of the national interest,
security, or defense.
Authorizes the Domestic Council to appoint employees at rates set forth in this Act.
Increases the President's annual travel allowance from $40,000 to $100,000.
Subjects such travel expenses to audit by the Government Accounting Office.
Requires the President to submit to the Congress and make public reports regarding expenditures for employees in the White House Office and the Executive Residence at the White House no later than 60 days after the close of each fiscal year.
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Bill titles: A bill to clarify existing authority for employment of personnel in the White House Office, the Executive Residence at the White House, and the Domestic Council, to clarify existing authority for employment of personnel by the President to meet unanticipated personnel needs.
Original source documents: Digest of the Congressional Record vol. 121-107, p. H6469;
Links for more info on the vote: congress.gov