(a) Subject to the provisions of subsection (b), effective March 1, 1977, there shall be two additional employees in the office of the minority leader, and one additional employee each in the offices of the majority whip and the chief deputy majority whip.
(b) The annual rate of compensation for any individual employed under subsection (a) shall not exceed the annual rate of basic pay of level V of the Executive Schedule of section 5316 of title 5, and until otherwise provided by law such compensation as may be necessary shall be paid from the applicable accounts of the House of Representatives.
CODIFICATION Section was formerly classified to section 74a–3 of this title prior to editorial reclassification and renumbering as this section. Section is based on section 1 of House Resolution No. 393, Ninety-fifth Congress, Mar. 31, 1977, which was enacted into permanent law by Pub. L. 95–94. Amendment by Pub. L. 104–53 is based on section 3(b) of House Resolution No. 113, One Hundred Fourth Congress, Mar. 10, 1995, which was enacted into permanent law by Pub. L. 104–53.AMENDMENTS 1996—Subsec. (b). Pub. L. 104–186 substituted "applicable accounts of the House of Representatives" for "contingent fund of the House". 1995—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 104–53 substituted "chief deputy majority whip" for "chief majority whip".EFFECTIVE DATE OF 1995 AMENDMENT Section 3(a) of House Resolution No. 113, One Hundred Fourth Congress, Mar. 10, 1995, as enacted into permanent law by Pub. L. 104–53, title I, §103, Nov. 19, 1995, 109 Stat. 520, provided that: "Upon the enactment of this section into permanent law, the amendment made by subsection (b) [amending this section] shall take effect."INCREASES IN COMPENSATION Increases in compensation for House officers and employees under authority of Federal Salary Act of 1967 (Pub. L. 90–206), Federal Pay Comparability Act of 1970 (Pub. L. 91–656), and Legislative Branch Appropriations Act, 1988 (Pub. L. 100–202), see sections 4531 and 4532 of this title, and Salary Directives of Speaker of the House, set out as notes under those sections.
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