Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 114 Part 1.djvu/935

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PUBLIC LAW 106-286—OCT. 10, 2000 114 STAT. 899 SEC. 304. VOTES OF THE COMMISSION. ^ 22 USC 6914. Decisions of the Commission, including adoption of reports and recommendations to the executive branch or to the Congress, shall be made by a majority vote of the members of the Commission present and voting. Two-thirds of the Members of the Commission shall constitute a quorum for purposes of conducting business. SEC. 305. EXPENDITURE OF APPROPRIATIONS. 22 USC 6915. For each fiscal year for which an appropriation is made to the Commission, the Commission shall issue a report to the Congress on its expenditures under that appropriation. SEC. 306. TESTIMONY OF WITNESSES, PRODUCTION OF EVIDENCE; 22 USC 6916. ISSUANCE OF SUBPOENAS; ADMINISTRATION OF OATHS. In carrying out this title, the Commission may require, by subpoena or otherwise, the attendance and testimony of such witnesses and the production of such books, records, correspondence, memoranda, papers, documents, and electronically recorded data as it considers necessary. Subpoenas may be issued only pursuant to a two-thirds vote of members of the Commission present and voting. Subpoenas may be issued over the signature of the Chairman of the Commission or any member designated by the Chairman, and may be served by any person designated by the Chairman or such member. The Chairman of the Commission, or any member designated by the Chairman, may administer oaths to any witness. SEC. 307. APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE COMMISSION. 22 USC 6917. (a) AUTHORIZATION; DISBURSEMENTS.— (1) AUTHORIZATION.—T here are authorized to be appropriated to the Commission for fiscal year 2001, and each fiscal - year thereafter, such sums as may be necessary to enable it to carry out its functions. Appropriations to the Commission are authorized to remain available until expended. (2) DISBURSEMENTS.— Appropriations to the Commission shall be disbursed on vouchers approved— (A) jointly by the Chairman and the Cochairman; or (B) by a majority of the members of the personnel and administration committee established pursuant to section 308. (b) FOREIGN TRAVEL FOR OFFICIAL PURPOSES.—Foreign travel for official purposes by members and staff of the Commission may be authorized by either the Chairman or the Cochairmgin. SEC. 308. STAFF OF THE COMMISSION. 22 USC 6918. (a) PERSONNEL AND ADMINISTRATION COMMITTEE.—The Commission shall have a personnel and administration committee composed of the Chairman, the Cochairman, the senior member of the Commission from the minority party of the House of Representatives, and the senior member of the Commission from the minority party of the Senate. (b) COMMITTEE FUNCTIONS. —Al l decisions pertaining to the hiring, firing, and fixing of pay of personnel of the Commission shall be by a majority vote of the personnel and administration committee, except that— (1) the Chairman shall be entitled to appoint and fix the pay of the staff director, and the Cochairman shall be entitled to appoint and fix the pay of the Cochairman's senior staff member; and