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Mr. MORAN. Thank you, Charles. I will keep my opening comments to a minimum. But I do think that we have concerns with regard to the aging of the workforce and retention challenges. We also have unparalleled opportunities to make advances in technology that will enable us to perform the work and our responsibilities more efficiently, and to share this information with the public and preserve it for prosperity.

The House approved the supplemental appropriations bill a short while ago that included $80 million for the Legislative Branch. That was the right thing to do. I hope that this will be an appropriations bill that is fully adequate to meet the needs of the Legislative Branch. I think that the 302(b) allocation that we approved earlier this month is a reasonable one. I think that the witnesses, that we are going to hear from today, have been fairly candid in their budget submissions, telling us what we need to hear. And I look forward to today's hearing.

I will say that having worked at the Library of Congress earlier in my career, I have an enhanced appreciation of what they do and of the professionalism and caliber of the employees that make up the Library. I certainly have great admiration for Jim Billington's leadership. And, I think that the Congressional Research Service, in particular, is a tremendous organization. It gets very little credit for what it does, but I daresay that few of us would be able to do what we do that gets any credit from our constituents if it were not for the very strong support from the Library of Congress, and particularly the Congressional Research Service. Dan Mulhollan is exceptional in his leadership, and I trust that the Library of Congress will be able to continue to serve the Congress and the public in the high manner in which it has been able to in the past.

So with that, I will conclude with any further general comments and get involved in the questioning when it is appropriate.

Mr. TAYLOR. Thank you, Jim.

Another new member of the committee, Don Sherwood from Pennsylvania, is with us today. Don, do you have any comments?

Mr. SHERWOOD. Mr. Chairman, I am just delighted to be here.

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS BUDGET

Mr. TAYLOR. We are glad to have you. We will now take up

the budget request of the Library of Congress.

Mr. MORAN. Could I interrupt for one moment and recognize Steny Hoyer?

Mr. TAYLOR. We did already.

Mr. MORAN. Oh, okay. I am sorry. I didn't realize he was here earlier.

Mr. HOYER. It was a worthwhile interrupting, though.
Mr. MORAN. I am sorry.

Mr. TAYLOR. We always appreciate both of you being here. Of
course in the committee, we are especially gratified to see Dr.
Billington who is the Librarian of Congress, and General Donald
Scott, who is the Deputy Librarian of Congress.

The fiscal year 2002 budget request before the committee assumes total funds available will be, $643.7 million, derived from a variety of sources including appropriated funds, receipts, gifts,

COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

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C. W. BILL YOUNG, Florida, Chairman RALPH REGULA, Ohio

DAVID R. OBEY, Wisconsin JERRY LEWIS, California

JOHN P. MURTHA, Pennsylvania HAROLD ROGERS, Kentucky

NORMAN D. DICKS, Washington JOE SKEEN, New Mexico

MARTIN OLAV SABO, Minnesota FRANK R. WOLF, Virginia

STENY H. HOYER, Maryland TOM DELAY, Texas

ALAN B. MOLLOHAN, West Virginia JIM KOLBE, Arizona

MARCY KAPTUR, Ohio SONNY CALLAHAN, Alabama

NANCY PELOSI, California JAMES T. WALSH, New York

PETER J. VISCLOSKY, Indiana CHARLES H. TAYLOR, North Carolina NITĄ M. LOWEY, New York DAVID L. HOBSON, Ohio

JOSÉ E. SERRANO, New York ERNEST J. ISTOOK, JR., Oklahoma

ROSA L. DELAURO, Connecticut HENRY BONILLA, Texas

JAMES P. MORAN, Virginia JOE KNOLLENBERG, Michigan

JOHN W. OLVER, Massachusetts DAN MILLER, Florida

ED PASTOR, Arizona JACK KINGSTON, Georgia

CARRIE P. MEEK, Florida
RODNEY P. FRELINGHUYSEN, New Jersey DAVID E. PRICE, North Carolina
ROGER F. WICKER, Mississippi

CHET EDWARDS, Texas
GEORGE R. NETHERCUTT, JR., Washington ROBERT E. “BUD” CRAMER, JR., Alabama
RANDY "DUKE” CUNNINGHAM, California PATRICK J. KENNEDY, Rhode Island
TODD TIAHRT, Kansas

JAMES E. CLYBURN, South Carolina
ZACH WAMP, Tennessee

MAURICE D. HINCHEY, New York TOM LATHAM, Iowa

LUCILLE ROYBAL-ALLARD, California ANNE M. NORTHUP, Kentucky

SAM FARR, California ROBERT B. ADERHOLT, Alabama

JESSE L. JACKSON, JR., Illinois JO ANN EMERSON, Missouri

CAROLYN C. KILPATRICK, Michigan JOHN E. SUNUNU, New Hampshire

ALLEN BOYD, Florida KAY GRANGER, Texas

CHAKA FATTAH, Pennsylvania
JOHN E. PETERSON, Pennsylvania

STEVEN R. ROTHMAN, New Jersey
JOHN T. DOOLITTLE, California
RAY LAHOOD, Illinois
JOHN E. SWEENEY, New York
DAVID VITTER, Louisiana
DON SHERWOOD, Pennsylvania

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LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS FOR

2002

TUESDAY, JUNE 26, 2001.

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS

WITNESSES JAMES H. BILLINGTON, THE LIBRARIAN OF CONGRESS DONALD L. SCOTT, DEPUTY LIBRARIAN OF CONGRESS WINSTON TABB, ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN FOR LIBRARY SERVICES LAURA CAMPBELL, ASSOCIATE LIBRARIAN FOR STRATEGIC INITIA

TIVES RUBENS MEDINA, LAW LIBRARIAN JO ANN C. JENKINS, CHIEF OF STAFF, OFFICE OF THE LIBRARIAN KENNETH E. LOPEZ, DIRECTOR OF SECURITY MARYBETH PETERS, REGISTER OF COPYRIGHTS DANIEL P. MULHOLLAN, DIRECTOR, CONGRESSIONAL RESEARCH

SERVICE
FRANK KURT CYLKE, DIRECTOR, NATIONAL LIBRARY SERVICE FOR

THE BLIND AND PHYSICALLY HANDICAPPED
JOHN D. WEBSTER, DIRECTOR, FINANCIAL SERVICES
KATHY A. WILLIAMS, DEPUTY DIRECTOR, FINANCIAL SERVICES

OPENING STATEMENT
Mr. TAYLOR. Good morning. The committee will come to order.

Today we begin our hearings on the budget submissions of the various Legislative Branch agencies on their fiscal year 2002 appropriations. It is our hope to complete these hearings, the subcommittee markup, have full committee markup, and floor action by the end of July.

The fiscal year 2002 bill will be a very tight bill indeed. With mandated changes in the House of Representatives, specifically the House-passed committee funding resolution and the increase in Members' representational allowances, and our tight 302(b) allocation means that once we pay for the cost-of-living adjustments and make allowances for mandated price level increases, we may have to cut some portions of the budgets presented by our agencies.

The total appropriations request that will be considered is $2.1 billion. By tradition, the House does not consider the budget of the other body. The Senate will consider their own request. If the Senate items are included, the total legislative branch request is $2.8 billion.

With that in mind, I would like to welcome our new Ranking Member, Jim Moran. Jim and I have worked very closely together on the District of Columbia bill for 2 years.

Mr. HOYER. Mr. Chairman, I want to thank you for holding these hearings. We are pleased to get started. I notice Mr. Lombard who has been with this subcommittee for the last century and a half, who clearly knows it as well as anybody in Washington, is with us. I am pleased that Jim Moran has joined us as the Ranking Member. I think your comments are correct. You two have worked together closely in the past. I think that will bode well for the legislative branch and its component parts.

I also am very pleased to welcome, as our Chief Clerk of this subcommittee, Liz Dawson, with whom I have had the pleasure of working on the Military Construction Subcommittee. She is an extraordinarily able individual, and I know that the legislative branch will be advantaged by her role in this subcommittee. I look forward to working with her. Mark Murray, of course, will continue as minority clerk. He does an outstanding job and will do well, I know, as he continues his responsibilities.

Mr. Chairman, I am eager to hear from today's witnesses, of course, Dr. Billington and all of the very talented people, including the General, that the Librarian brought along. I am also eager to hear from the House officers and the Architect. I am very concerned, as all of you know, with some specific issues that are applicable to the Library, and also to the Architect's responsibilities for this Capitol in terms of fire safety, worker injuries, long-term use of temporary workers, and the custodians' lawsuit which I will be asking the Architect about. I think we have come a long way. As I understand it, that suit has been settled in a way that was appropriate.

There are other subjects I look forward to discussing.

I am pleased to continue on this subcommittee and work with you, Mr. Chairman, and with Mr. Moran in making sure that the legislative branch can do the job that the American public, not only ourselves but the American public expects of it. Thank you, sir.

INTRODUCTION OF SUBCOMMITTEE MEMBERS Mr. TAYLOR. Thank you, Mr. Hoyer.

We have Mr. Jerry Lewis who has served on this committee for several years, and Ray LaHood who is serving his first term on the committee. Mr. Lewis, did you have any comments?

Mr. LEWIS. Only, Mr. Chairman, to tell you that I have a markup across the hall, so I will be back and forth.

Mr. HOYER. I was remiss in that Mr. LaHood was certainly one of the most talented staff people in Washington D.C., and until he was demoted to being a Member, he had a lot of power. We are pleased to have him here.

Mr. TAYLOR. We just had an announcement of votes, so why don't we go do that and come right back as quickly as possible.

[Recess.]
Mr. TAYLOR. The committee will come back to order.

As I said earlier we have Jim Moran as our new Ranking Member on the subcommittee. I know, of course, we will miss Ed Pastor who was our Ranking Member for the prior 2 years and whom I enjoyed working with, but we know we will be able to work just as closely with Mr. Moran. Jim's dedication, as always, is great.

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Mr. MORAN. Thank you, Charles. I will keep my opening comments to a minimum. But I do think that we have concerns with regard to the aging of the workforce and retention challenges. We also have unparalleled opportunities to make advances in technology that will enable us to perform the work and our responsibilities more efficiently, and to share this information with the public and preserve it for prosperity. The House approved the supplemental appropriations bill

a short while ago that included $80 million for the Legislative Branch. That was the right thing to do. I hope that this will be an appropriations bill that is fully adequate to meet the needs of the Legislative Branch. I think that the 302(b) allocation that we approved earlier this month is a reasonable one. I think that the witnesses, that we are going to hear from today, have been fairly candid in their budget submissions, telling us what we need to hear. And I look forward to today's hearing.

I will say that having worked at the Library of Congress earlier in my career, I have an enhanced appreciation of what they do and of the professionalism and caliber of the employees that make up the Library. I certainly have great admiration for Jim Billington's leadership. And, I think that the Congressional Research Service, in particular, is a tremendous organization. It gets very little credit for what it does, but I daresay that few of us would be able to do what we do that gets any credit from our constituents if it were not for the very strong support from the Library of Congress, and particularly the Congressional Research Service. Dan Mulhollan is exceptional in his leadership, and I trust that the Library of Congress will be able to continue to serve the Congress and the public in the high manner in which it has been able to in the past.

So with that, I will conclude with any further general comments and get involved in the questioning when it is appropriate.

Mr. TAYLOR. Thank you, Jim.

Another new member of the committee, Don Sherwood from Pennsylvania, is with us today. Don, do you have any comments?

Mr. SHERWOOD. Mr. Chairman, I am just delighted to be here.

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS BUDGET

Mr. TAYLOR. We are glad to have you. We will now take up the budget request of the Library of Congress.

Mr. MORAN. Could I interrupt for one moment and recognize Steny Hoyer?

Mr. TAYLOR. We did already.

Mr. MORAN. Oh, okay. I am sorry. I didn't realize he was here earlier.

Mr. HOYER. It was a worthwhile interrupting, though.
Mr. MORAN. I am sorry.

Mr. TAYLOR. We always appreciate both of you being here. Of
course in the committee, we are especially gratified to see Dr.
Billington who is the Librarian of Congress, and General Donald
Scott, who is the Deputy Librarian of Congress.

The fiscal year 2002 budget request before the committee assumes total funds available will be, $643.7 million, derived from a variety of sources including appropriated funds, receipts, gifts,

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