House Statement of Disbursements and Senate Statement of Receipts and Expenditures

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= General Information =
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= Introduction =
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For years the House has published [http://www.opencongress.org/wiki/House_Office_of_the_Clerk#Statement_of_Disbursements_of_the_House quarterly statements] and Senate has published [http://www.opencongress.org/wiki/Senate_Office_of_Public_Records#Semiannual_Statement_of_Expenditures semiannual statements] that report internal statements. Only recently have the House statements been made available online, albeit in an abbreviated format, and the Senate reports are expected to be published online in 2011. The following provides background and resources regarding these publications.
  
 
= House Statement of Disbursements  =
 
= House Statement of Disbursements  =
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*House of Representatives website -- PDF format: http://disbursements.house.gov/  
 
*House of Representatives website -- PDF format: http://disbursements.house.gov/  
 
*Sunlight Foundation's website -- spreadsheet format: http://sunlightfoundation.com/projects/expenditures/  
 
*Sunlight Foundation's website -- spreadsheet format: http://sunlightfoundation.com/projects/expenditures/  
*Government Printing Office -- hardcopy:
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*Government Printing Office -- hardcopy available for purchase from GPO, entitled "Statement of Disbursements of the House, From January 1, 2010 to March 31, 2010" (House Document 111-102)
  
 
== Authorization from the Speaker of the House of Representatives  ==
 
== Authorization from the Speaker of the House of Representatives  ==
  
The rules regarding the publication of House and Senate Expenditure reports is detailed in 2 USC 104a. ([http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode02/usc_sec_02_00000104---a000-.html link])
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The rules regarding the publication of House and Senate Expenditure reports is detailed in 2 USC 104a. ([http://www.law.cornell.edu/uscode/html/uscode02/usc_sec_02_00000104---a000-.html link])  
  
 
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