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H Res 423 - House Administrative Reforms - National Key Vote

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Legislation-Resolution - Resolution Passed (House) (269-81) - (Key vote)
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Title: House Administrative Reforms

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Vote Smart's Synopsis:

Vote to pass a resolution that eliminates the position of the House Postmaster, limits the accounting duties of the House Clerk and the Sergeant at Arms, and establishes the positions of the Director of Non-Legislative and Financial Services and Inspector General.

  • Revises the duties of the House Clerk to exclude the making or approving of all contracts relative to furnishings or the performance of any labor for the House, keeping accounts of disbursements of the contingency fund, keeping the stationery account of House members, and paying House members (Sec. 3).
  • Revises the duties of the Sergent at Arms to exclude the keeping of accounts for the pay and mileage of House members (Sec. 4).
  • Establishes the position of the Director of Non-Legislative and Financial Services, appointed jointly by the Speaker of the House, majority leader, and minority leader. The following functions and entities are to be transferred to the Director: Office of Employee Assistance, Finance Office, pay and mileage of Members, House Information Systems, Office Furnishings, Office Supply Service, Office Systems Management, Placement Office, Special Services Office, Telecommunications, Telephone Exchange, Typewriter Repair, Barber Shop, Beauty Shop, House Restaurant System, Office of Photography, Inside Mail and Internal Mail Operations (including coordination with postal substations to be operated by the United States Postal Service), Guide Service, and Child Care Center, and the non-legislative functions of the Printing Services, Recording Studio, and Records and Registration (Secs. 6-7).
  • Establishes the position of Inspector General, appointed jointly by the Speaker of the House, majority leader, and minority leader, to perform periodic audits of the financial activity of the Director of Non-Legislative and Financial Services, House Clerk, Sergent at Arms, and Doorkeeper. The Inspector General must submit a report of each audit to the Director of the office being audited, Speaker of the House, majority leader, minority leader, and the chairman and ranking minority member of the Committee on House Administration in the House of Representatives (Sec. 8).
  • Establishes the Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight of the Committee on House Administration to review audits conducted by the Inspector General (Sec. 9).
  • Specifies that the House Clerk, Sergeant at Arms, and Doorkeeper may be removed by the House of Representatives or the Speaker of the House (Sec. 2).
Legislation-Resolution - Introduced (House) -

Title: House Administrative Reforms


  • Richard Andrew 'Dick' Gephardt (MO - ) (Out Of Office)


  • Victor H. 'Vic' Fazio (CA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • John 'Joseph' Moakley (MA - D) (Out Of Office)
  • David Ross 'Dave' Obey (WI - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Charles G. 'Charlie' Rose III (NC - D) (Out Of Office)
  • Louise McIntosh Slaughter (NY - D) (Out Of Office)
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