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The summary, a recapitulation of the statistics which follow, shows grand totals of authorizations and expenditures for committee inquiries and investigations for the three Congresses. In the tables which follow, those totals are divided into subtotals representing committees by category (standing, special, etc.) and committees individually. In addition, where applicable the statistics are further divided into "Routine expenditures" and "Inquiries and investigations" (explained below). While it is believed that the special typographical format makes the tables practically self-explanatory, the following clarifying comments are given:

“Routine expenditures”.—Under the authority of section 134(a) of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946 (Aug. 2, 1946, 60 Stat. 831, 832; 2 U.S.C. 190(b)) each standing committee of the Senate is authorized to make expenditures up to $10,000 per Congress for the routine purposes specified in that act. That provision was made applicable to the Select Committee on Small Business by Public Law 759 of the Eighty-first Congress (Sept. 6, 1950, 64 Stat. 595). The funds are provided on a fiscal year basis in the Legislative Branch Appropriation Acts, and are designated in the tables as "Routine expenditures.”

Authorizations by resolution providing committees with funds "in addition to the amount, and for the same purpose, specified in section 134(a) * * *” are likewise termed “Routine expenditures" and placed in the tables immediately below the general statutory $10,000. From the statutory $10,000, and any increments by resolution thereto, committees pay official travel expenses, per diem allowances, long-distance telephone charges, reporter fees, and for publications, etc.

"Inquiries and investigations”.—The funds designated in the summary for "Inquiries and investigations” are normally used by subcommittees of the standing committees, or by special or select committees, for particular investigations ordered by the Senate. The bulk of such funds is used for the payment of salaries and expenses of the additional personnel needed by the committee to accomplish the purposes customarily stated in the enabling resolution. If such resolution provides general authority to a committee to extend its investigations (within its jurisdiction as set forth in Rule XXV of the Standing Rules of the Senate) with no mention of a specific subject, or if such a resolution lists a variety of subjects (embracing most of its jurisdiction), it is identified in the tables as a “General” investigation. If, however, a specific subject of investigation is identifiable from the text of the resolution—as would normally be the case—that subject is listed as a subentry under the heading "Inquiries and investigation.”

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SENATE INQUIRIES AND INVESTIGATIONS

Eighty-eighth and Eighty-ninth Congresses,

and Ninetieth Congress, First Session

Authorizations to January 31, 1968
Expenditures to December 31, 1967

Staff Study of the
COMMITTEE ON RULES AND ADMINISTRATION

UNITED STATES SENATE

Printed for the use of the Committee on Rules and Administration

U.S. GOVERNMENT PRINTING OFFICE

WASHINGTON : 1968

87-650

COMMITTEE ON RULES AND ADMINISTRATION

B. EVERETT JORDAN, North Carolina, Chairman CARL HAYDEN, Arizona

CARL T. CURTIS, Nebraska HOWARD W. CANNON, Nevada

JOHN SHERMAN COOPER, Kentucky CLAIBORNE PELL, Rhode Island

HUGH SCOTT, Pennsylvania
JOSEPH S. CLARK, Pennsylvania
ROBERT O. BYRD, West Virginia

GORDON F. HARRISON, Stafi Director

HUGH Q. ALEXANDER, Chief Counsel
JOIN P. CODER, Professional Staf Member

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