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PUBLIC LAW 104-186—AUG. 20, 1996 110 STAT. 1719 Sec. 220. Provisions relating to Postal Service. Sec. 221. Provisions relating to public buildings, property, and works. Sec. 222. Provisions relating to the public health ana welfare. Sec. 223. Provisions relating to public printing and documents. Sec. 224. Provisions relating to territories and insular possessions. Sec. 225. Miscellaneous uncodified provisions relating to House of Representatives. TITLE I—PROVISIONS RELATING TO AL- LOWANCES AND ACCOUNTS IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND OTHER ADMINISTRATIVE MATTERS SEC. 101. REPRESENTATIONAL ALLOWANCE FOR MEMBERS OF HOUSE 2 USC 57b. OF REPRESENTATIVES. (a) IN GENERAL.— There is established for the House of Representatives a single allowance, to be known as the "Members' Representational Allowance", which shall be available to support the conduct of the official and representational duties of a Member of the House of Representatives with respect to the district from which the Member is elected. (b) MERGER. — The Clerk Hire Allowance, the Official Expenses Allowance, and the Official Mail Allowance, as in effect on the day before the effective date of this section, are merged into the Members' Representational Allowance. (c) DEFINITION. — As used in this section, the term "Member of the House of Representatives" means a Representative in, or a Delegate or Resident Commissioner to, the Congress. (d) REGULATIONS. — The Committee on House Oversight of the House of Representatives shall have authority to prescribe regulations to carry out this section. (e) EFFECTIVE DATE. —This section shall take effect on September 1, 1995 and shall apply with respect to official and representational duties carried out on or after that date. SEC. 102. ADJUSTMENT OF HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ALLOW- ANCES BY COMMITTEE ON HOUSE OVERSIGHT. House Resolution 457, Ninety-second Congress, agreed to July 21, 1971, as enacted into permanent law by chapter IV of the Supplemented Appropriations Act, 1972 (2 U.S.C. 57), is amended to read as follows: "SECTION 1. ADJUSTMENT OF HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ALLOW- ANCES BY COMMITTEE ON HOUSE OVERSIGHT. "(a) IN GENERAL.—Subject to the provision of law specified in subsection (b), the Committee on House Oversight of the House of Representatives may, by order of the Committee, fix and adjust the amounts, terms, and conditions of, and other matters relating to, allowances of the House of Representatives within the following categories: "(1) For Members of the House of Representatives, the Members' Representational Allowance, including all aspects of the Official Mail Allowance within the jurisdiction of the Committee under section 311 of the Legislative Brsinch Appropriations Act, 1991. "(2) For committees, the Speaker, the Majority and Minority Leaders, the Clerk, the Sergeant at Arms, and the