PUBLIC LAW 107-68—NOV. 12, 2001 115 STAT. 573 (b) REGULATIONS. —The Committee on House Administration of the House of Representatives shall have authority to prescribe regulations to carry out this section. (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. SEC. 116. (a) DAY FOR PAYING SALARIES OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES.— The usual day for paying salaries in or under the House of Representatives shall be the last day of each month, except that if the last day of a month falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or a legal public holiday, the Chief Administrative Officer of the House of Representatives shall pay such salaries on the first weekday which precedes the last day. (b) CONFORMING AMENDMENT. —(1) The first section and section 2 of the Joint Resolution entitled "Joint resolution authorizing the payment of salaries of the officers and employees of Congress for December on the 20th day of that month each year", approved May 21, 1937 (2 U.S.C. 60d and 60e), are each repealed. (2) The last paragraph under the heading "Contingent Expense of the House" in the First Deficiency Appropriation Act, 1946 (2 U.S.C. 60e-l), is repealed. (c) EFFECTIVE DATE. —This section and the amendments made by this section shall apply with respect to pay periods beginning after the expiration of the 1-year period which begins on the date of the enactment of this Act. SEC. 117. (a) The aggregate amount otherwise authorized to be appropriated for a fiscal year for the lump-sum allowance for the Office of the Speaker of the House of Representatives shall be increased by $40,000. (b) This section shall apply with respect to fiscal year 2002 and each succeeding fiscal year. SEC. 118. (a) Effective with respect to fiscal year 2002 and each succeeding fiscal year, there are hereby established 2 additional positions in each of the following offices of the House of Representatives: (1) The Office of the Clerk. ' (2) The Office of the Chief Administrative Officer. (3) The Office of the Sergeant at Arms. (b) liie duty of the personnel appointed to a position established under this section shall be to ensure the continuity of the operations of the House of Representatives during periods of emergency, in accordance with the direction of the head of the office in which the position is established. (c) The annual rate of pay provided for a position established under this section shall be determined by the head of the office in which the position is established. (d) Notwithstanding any other provision of law, the head of the office in which a position is established under this section shall have the exclusive authority to appoint personnel to such a position. SEC. 119. (a) Section 408 of the Congressional Accountability Act of 1995 (2 U.S.C. 1408) is amended by adding at the end the following new subsection: "(d) APPEARANCES BY HOUSE EMPLOYMENT COUNSEL. — "(1) IN GENERAL. —The House Employment Counsel of the House of Representatives and any other counsel in the Office of House Employment Counsel of the House of Representatives, 2 USC 60d-l. Applicability. 2 USC 60d-l note. 2 USC 74a-12. Applicability. Effective date. Government organization. 2 USC 75f.