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LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS FOR

FISCAL YEAR 2000

HEARINGS

BEFORE A

SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE
COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

UNITED STATES SENATE

ONE HUNDRED SIXTH CONGRESS

FIRST SESSION

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ISBN 0-16-058458-2

COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS

TED STEVENS, Alaska, Chairman THAD COCHRAN, Mississippi

ROBERT C. BYRD, West Virginia ARLEN SPECTER, Pennsylvania

DANIEL K. INOUYE, Hawaii PETE V. DOMENICI, New Mexico

ERNEST F. HOLLINGS, South Carolina CHRISTOPHER S. BOND, Missouri

PATRICK J. LEAHY, Vermont SLADE GORTON, Washington

FRANK R. LAUTENBERG, New Jersey MITCH MCCONNELL, Kentucky

TOM HARKIN, Iowa CONRAD BURNS, Montana

BARBARA A. MIKULSKI, Maryland RICHARD C. SHELBY, Alabama

HARRY REID, Nevada JUDD GREGG, New Hampshire

HERB KOHL, Wisconsin ROBERT F. BENNETT, Utah

PATTY MURRAY, Washington BEN NIGHTHORSE CAMPBELL, Colorado BYRON L. DORGAN, North Dakota LARRY CRAIG, Idaho

DIANNE FEINSTEIN, California KAY BAILEY HUTCHISON, Texas

RICHARD J. DURBIN, Ilinois
JON KYL, Arizona

STEVEN J. CORTESE, Staff Director
LISA SUTHERLAND, Deputy Staff Director
JAMES H. ENGLISH, Minority Staff Director

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LEGISLATIVE BRANCH APPROPRIATIONS FOR

FISCAL YEAR 2000

WEDNESDAY, MARCH 3, 1999

U.S. SENATE,
SUBCOMMITTEE OF THE COMMITTEE ON APPROPRIATIONS,

Washington, DC. The subcommittee met at 10:03 a.m., in room SD-116, Dirksen Senate Office Building, Hon. Robert F. Bennett (chairman) presiding.

Present: Senators Bennett and Feinstein.

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U.S. CAPITOL POLICE BOARD

STATEMENTS OF:

HON. JAMES W. ZIGLAR, SERGEANT AT ARMS, U.S. SENATE, CHAIR

MAN, CAPITOL POLICE BOARD HON. WILSON LIVINGOOD, SERGEANT AT ARMS, U.S. HOUSE OF

REPRESENTATIVES, MEMBER, CAPITOL POLICE BOARD
HON. ALAN M. HANTMAN, ARCHITECT OF THE CAPITOL, MEMBER,

CAPITOL POLICE BOARD
GARY L. ABRECHT, CHIEF, U.S. CAPITOL POLICE

OPENING STATEMENT OF HON. ROBERT F. BENNETT Senator BENNETT. The subcommittee will come to order.

We want to welcome our new ranking member, Senator Feinstein from California. She has come back onto the Appropriations Committee and we are delighted to have her assigned to this subcommittee and have her serving as the ranking member.

We also have another new member of the subcommittee, Senator Durbin, and look forward to working with him as well.

One of the nice things about Senator Feinstein, along with all the other nice things she automatically brings to any assignment, is the fact that she is a member of the Rules Committee. There is an overlap in the Rules Committee area of jurisdiction and our area of responsibility. So we will have a coordination here between the Rules Committee function and this subcommittee's function that will be very welcome and I think very useful.

Now, I cannot let the opening opportunity pass without talking about my current obsession, which is Y2K. As we noticed, yesterday was Y2K Day in the Senate and we passed two pieces of legislation on the floor of the Senate with respect to Y2K. I think we are making fairly good progress in a variety of areas.

I will not revisit all of that, except to share with you the comment of my chief of staff for the Y2K committee. When we first got

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