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"TRANSCRIPTS OF BUDGET MEETINGS
"SEC. 206. After an executive agency has submitted its budget requests to the Office of Management and Budget for a fiscal year, a transcript shall be kept of all meetings between officers or employees of such agency and officers or employees of the Office of Management and Budget at which matters relating to such budget requests are discussed. Copies of such transcripts shall be made available for public inspection, during normal office hours, at the office of such agency and at the office of the Office of Management and Budget.
"SUBMISSION OF COPIES TO CONGRESSIONAL OFFICE OF BUDGET ANALYSIS AND
PROGRAM EVALUATION "SEC. 207. The head of each executive agency shall promptly submit to the Office of Budget Analysis and Program Evaluation, established by section 601 of the Congressional Reform Act, a copy of
“(1) each request for legislation which, if enacted, would authorize subsequent appropriations transmitted by his agency to the Office of Management and Budget ;
“(2) each budget request submitted by his agency to the Office of Management and Budget ; and
“(3) each transcript made under section 206 involving any officer or employee of his agency.
"MATTERS RELATING TO NATIONAL SECURITY "SEC. 208. Pursuant to regulations approved by the President, the provisions of sections 204, 205, 206, and 207 shall not apply with respect to budget requests or requests for legislation which the national security requires to be kept confidential.
"DEFINITIONS “SEC. 209. For purposes of sections 204 through 208–
“(1) the term 'executive agency' means any department, agency, or establishment (including an independent establishment) in the executive branch of the Government; and
"(2) the term 'budget request includes both requests for new obligational authority (including loan authority) and for authority to make outlays."
PART C-INFORMATION TO TAXPAYERS ON SPENDING OF INCOME TAXES PAID
SEC. 631. (a) Chapter 77 of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954 (relating to miscellaneous provisions) is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new section :
"SEC. 7517. TAX EXPENDITURE ACCOUNTING “(a) STATEMENTS BY SECRETARY.–Upon the receipt of each individual's income tax return, the Secretary or his delegate shall furnish to that individual a statement setting forth in dollar amounts the proportionate amounts of that individual's income taxes which were spent by the Federal Government, based upon the most recent information furnished by the Director of the Office of Management and Budget, for each of the following:
*(1) national defense;
“(17) interest payments;
"(b) REGULATIONS.—The Secretary or his delegate shall prescribe such regulations as may be necessary to carry out the provisions of this section."
(b) The table of sections for such chapter is amended by adding at the end thereof the following new item : "SEC. 7517. Tax expenditure accounting.”
(c) The amendments made by this section shall apply with respect to income tax returns filed for taxable years ending after the date of enactment of this Act.
SEC. 632. The Director of the Office of Management and Budget shall furnish to the Secretary of the Treasury in December of each year a report, based upon data from the most recent fiscal year for which such data is available, setting forth that part of the total Federal outlays for such fiscal year which was expended for each of the items listed in section 7517(a) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1954.
TITLE VII-SENATE LEGISLATIVE REVIEW SUBCOMMITTEES SEC. 701. The Standing Rules of the Senate are amended by adding at the end thereof the following new rule :
"LEGISLATIVE REVIEW SUBCOMMITTEES “1. Each standing committee shall establish a subcommittee on legislative review. Each such subcommittee shall review and study, on a continuing basis, the application, administration, and execution of those laws, or parts of laws, the subject matter of which is within the jurisdiction of the committee of the subcommittee. In particular, each such subcommittee shall review and study, on a continuing basis, any order, regulation, rule, certificate, code of fair competition, license, notice, or similar instrument issued, prescribed, or promulgated in the administration and execution of such laws or parts of laws.
"2. Each subcommittee shall make reports, not less than once each year, on its studies and reviews, including such comments and recommendations as it considers appropriate. Copies of each such report shall be transmitted to the committee of the subcommittee and to the head of each department, agency, or independent establishment concerned, and to the Library of Congress. Copies of each report shall be available for public inspection at the offices of the committee of the subcommittee.”
Sec. 702. This title is enacted as an exercise of the rulemaking power of the Senate, subject to and with full recognition of the power of the Senate to enact or change any rule of the Senate at any time in its exercise of its constitutional right to determine the rules of its proceedings.
TITLE VIII-OFFICE OF CONGRESSIONAL COMMUNICATIONS SEC. 801. (a) There is established for the Congress under the Architect of the Capitol, an Office of Congressional Communications, which shall be subject to the supervision and control of the Architect.
(b) The Office shall
(1) maintain a library of video tapes of all television network news programs and television programs of significant public interest;
(2) provide for closed circuit telecasts of, and tape, committee proceedings and proceedings of the Senate and House of Representatives ;
(3) provide equipment in the office of each Member of Congress to receive telecasts of any such proceedings and for the viewing of any tapes referred to in clauses (1) and (2) of this subsection;
(4) have installed, at appropriate places throughout the Capitol Building and the office buildings of the two Houses of Congress (including, if appropriate, in the office of each Member), equipment to receive information transmitted by any of the major news wire services; and
(5) upon request, assist Members with respect to press, photographic, recording, taping, radio, and television matters.
(c) The House Recording Studio and the Senate Recording Studio, and all their records, property, assets, and personnel are transferred to the Office and are made a part thereof.
Sec. 802. The Architect is authorized
(1) to appoint, on a permanent basis, without regard to political affiliation, and solely on the basis of fitness to perform his duties, a Director of the Office to serve as the head of the staff of the Office and such personnel as he deems necessary;
(2) to prescribe the duties and responsibilities of such personnel ;
(3) to fix the pay of such personnel in accordance with the schedule of rates of pay for other personnel in the Office of the Architect, except that any person transferred from the House or Senate Recording Studio to the Office of Congressional Communications shall not be paid at a rate less than the rate he was last paid while employed by such studio; and
(4) to terminate the employment of such personnel.
SEC. 803. Nothing in this title shall be held or considered to require the use of the facilities of the Office by any Member, committee, or officer of the Senate or House of Representatives, if, in the opinion of such Member, committee, or officer, the use of such facilities is inappropriate.
SEC. 804. For purposes of this title, "Member of Congress" means a Senator, Representative, Delegate, or Resident Commissioner.
TITLE IX-OPEN COMMITTEE MEETINGS SEC. 901. Subsection (b) of paragraph 7 of Rule XXV of the Standing Rules of the Senate is amended to read as follows:
"(b) Meetings for the transaction of business of each standing committee shall be open to the public except when the committee, by rule or by majority vote, determines otherwise.”
SEC. 902. This title is enacted as an exercise of the rulemaking power of the Senate, subject to and with full recognition of the power of the Senate to enact or change any rule of the Senate at any time in its exercise of its constitutional right to determine the rules of its proceedings.
TITLE X-STUDY OF COMPUTER SCHEDULING OF SENATE WORK
SEC. 1001. (a) The Citizen's Committee established in section 101 (a) of this Act shall arrange for a detailed study, including specific recommendations, of the applicability of computer programs to the scheduling problems of the Senate. This study would focus, among other things on the possible use of computers to improve scheduling of committee and subcommittee meetings and the cost of such a system to minimize committee meeting conflicts.
(b) These are authorized to be appropriated, such sums as are necessary to carry out the provisions of this title, but, in no case shall this sum exceed $100,000.
TITLE XI-JOINT COMMITTEE ON NATIONAL SECURITY SEC. 1101. The Congress declares that,
(1) it has been vested with responsibility under the Constitution to assist in the formulation of the foreign, domestic, and military policies of the United States;
(2) such policies are directly related to the security of the United States ; (3) the integration of such policies promotes our national security; and
(4) the National Security Council was established by the National Security Act of 1947 as a means of integrating such policies and furthering the national security.
SEC. 1102. (a) In order to enable the Congress to more effectively carry out its constitutional responsibility in the formulation of foreign, domestic, and military policies of the United States and in order to provide the Congress with an improved means for formulating legislation and providing for the integration of such policies which will further promote the security of the United States, there is established a joint committee of the Congress which shall be known as the Joint Committee on National Security, hereafter referred to as the "joint committee". The joint committee shall be composed of twenty-five Members of Congress as follows:
(1) the Speaker of the House of Representatives;
(2) the majority and minority leaders of the Senate and the House of Representatives;
(3) the chairmen and ranking minority members of the Senate Committee on Appropriations, the Senate Committee on Armed Services, the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, and the Joint Committee on Atomic Energy;
(4) the chairmen and ranking minority members of the House Appropriations Committee, the House Armed Services Committee, and the House Foreign Affairs Committee;
(5) three Members of the Senate appointed by the President of the Senate, two of whom shall be members of the majority party and one of whom shall be a member of the minority party ;
(6) three Members of the House of Representatives appointed by the Speaker, two of whom shall be members of the majority party and one of whom shall be a member of the minority party.
(b) The joint committee shall select a chairman and a vice chairman from among its members.
(c) Vacancies in the membership of the joint committee shall not affect the power of the remaining members to execute the functions of the joint committee and shall be filled in the same manner as in the case of the original appointment.
SEC. 103. (a) The joint committee shall have the following functions:
(1) to make a continuing study of the foreign, domestic, and military policies of the United States with a view to determining whether and the extent to which such policies are being appropriately integrated in furtherance of the national security ;
(2) to make a continuing study of the recommendations and activities of the National Security Council relating to such policies, with particular emphasis upon reviewing the goals, strategies, and alternatives of such foreign policy considered by the Council; and
(3) to make a continuing study of Government practices and recommendations with respect to the classification and declassification of documents, and to recommend certain procedures to be implemented for the classification and declassification of such material.
(b) The joint committee shall make reports from time to time (but not less than once each year) to the Senate and House of Representatives with respect to its studies. The reports shall contain such findings, statements, and recommendations as the joint committee considers appropriate.
SEC. 1104. (a) The joint committee, or any subcommittee thereof, is authorized, in its discretion (1) to make expenditures, (2) to employ personnel, (3) to adopt rules respecting its organization and procedures, (4) to hold hearings, (5) to sit and act at any time or place, (6) to subpena witnesses and documents, (7) with the prior consent of the agency concerned, to use on a reimbursable basis the services of personnel, information, and facilities of any such agency, (8) to procure printing and binding, (9) to procure the temporary services (not in excess of one year) or intermittent services of individual consultants, or organizations thereof, and to provide assistance for the training of its professional staff, in the same manner and under the same conditions as a standing committee of the Senate may procure such services and provide such assistance under subsections (i) and (i), respectively, of section 202 of the Legislative Reorganization Act of 1946, and (10) to take depositions and other testimony. No rule shall be adopted by the joint committee under clause (3) providing that a finding. statement, recommendation, or report may be made by other than a majority of the members of the joint committee then holding office.
(b) Subpenas may be issued over the signature of the chairman of the joint committee or by any member designated by him or the joint committee, and may be served by such person as may be designated by such chairman or member. The chairman of the joint committee or any member thereof may administer oaths to witnesses. The provisions of sections 102-104 of the Revised Statutes (2 U.S.C. 192–194) shall apply in the case of any failure of any witness to comply with a subpena or to testify when summoned under authority of this section.
(c) With the consent of any standing, select, or special committee of the Senate or House, or any subcommittee, the joint committee may utilize the services of ány staff member of such House or Senate committee or subcommittee whenever the chairman of the joint committee determines that such services are necessary and appropriate.
(d) The expenses of the joint committee shall be paid from the contingent fund of the Senate from funds appropriated for the joint committee, upon voucher's signed by the chairman of the joint committee or by any member of the joint committee authorized by the chairman.
(e) Members of the joint committee, and its personnel, experts, and consultants, while traveling on official business for the joint committee within or outside the United States, may receive either the per diem allowance authorized to be paid to Members of the Congress or its employees, or their actual and necessary expenses if an itemized statement of such expenses is attached to the voucher.
Coverage of Congressional Hearings by Public Television September 11, 1966: COMSAT Hearings before Senate Commerce Committee (90 minute summary in prime time).
January 30, 1967: Testimony of George F. Kennan before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (60 minute summary in prime time).
January 31, 1967 : Testimony of Edwin 0. Reischauer before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (60 minute summary in prime time).
February 20, 1967: Testimony of Henry Steele Commager before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (60 minute summary in prime time).
February 21, 1967: Testimony of General James Gavin (Ret.) before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (60 minute summary in prime time).
April 11 through 14, 1967: Hearings on the Public Broadcasting Act before the Senate Commerce Committee (4-60 minute specials all in prime time).
April 25 through 27, 1967: Continuation of hearings on Public Broadcasting Act before the Senate Commerce Committee (3-60 minute specials all in prime time).
March 11 and 12, 1968: Testimony of Secretary of State Dean Rusk before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (a 60 minute and a 90 minute special, each in prime time).
January 20, 1969: Confirmation hearings of Walter J. Hickel before the Senate Interior Committee (60 minute summary in prime time).
March 12, 1969: Hearings on Television Violence before the Senate Commerce Committee (60 minute summary in prime time).
March 14, 1969: Hearings on the ABM before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (60 minute summary in prime time).
March 27, 1969 : Testimony of Secretary of State William P. Rogers before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (90 minute summary in prime time).
April 23, 1969: Hearings on the ABM before the Senate Armed Services Cominittee (60 minute summary in prime time).
May 14, 1969 : Hearings on the ABM before the Senate Foreign Relations Com. mittee (60 minute summary in prime time).
April 17, 1972: Testimony of Secretary of State William P. Rogers before Sen. ate Foreign Relations Committee (complete 3 hour program in prime time).
April 18, 1972: Testimony of Secretary of Defense Melvin Laird before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (2 hour summary in prime time).
March 28 through 30, 1973: Hearings on Public Television before the Senate Commerce Committee (742 hours total, all prime time).
September 7, 10, 11, and 14, 1973: Confirmation hearings of Henry Kissinger as Secretary of State before the Senate Foreign Relations Committee (12 hours total, all prime time).
November 1 and 5, 1973: Confirmation hearings of Gerald R. Ford as Vice President of the United States before the Senate Rules Committee (812 hours total, all prime time).
Watergate: Between May 17 and November 15, 1973 gavel-to-gavel coverage of the Senate Select Committee on Campaign Activities. Covered 51 of 53 days of testimony resalting in 246 hours, all in prime time.
May 9, 1974: Impeachment Hearing; House Judiciary Committee, Opening Session.
July 24, 25, 26, 27, 29, 30: Impeachment Debate; House Judiciary Committee.
August 6: Public Television Hearings; Senate Commerce Subcommittee, chaired by Senator John Pastore.