House Statement of Disbursements and Senate Statement of Receipts and Expenditures

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House Statement of Disbursements

Primary Sources for Disbursements

Authorization from the Speaker of the House of Representatives

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Senate Statement of Receipts and Expenditures

Primary Sources for Statement of Receipts and Expenditures

  • Government Printing Office -- hardcopy:

Legislative Authorization

The rules regarding the publication of House and Senate Expenditure reports is detailed in 2 USC 104a. (link)

The Legislative Appropriations Act for FY 2010 (http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/z?c111:hr2918.enr: link--search for "reporting requirement"]) added paragraph 6, requiring the Clerk of the Senate to publish online a searchable, itemized expenditure report. It says, in full:

REPORTING REQUIREMENT Sec. 2. Section 105(a) of the Legislative Branch Appropriations Act 1965 (Public Law 88-454; 2 U.S.C. 104a) is amended-- (1) in the last sentence of paragraph (1), by striking `shall' and inserting `may'; and  (2) by adding at the end the following: `(6) Beginning with the report covering the first full semiannual period of the 112th Congress, the Secretary of the Senate-- ` (1) shall publicly post on-line on the website of the Senate each report in a searchable, itemized format as required under this section; `(2) shall issue each report required under this section in electronic form; and `(3) may issue each report required under this section in other forms at the discretion of the Secretary of the Senate.'.

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