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834 PUBLIC LAWS-CH. 753-AUG. 2 , 1946 Elected officers of Senate and House. 59 Stat. 301 . 5U.S.C., Supp.V, §931. Ante, p . 217. Office of Vice Presi- dent. Office of Speaker. Administrative as- sistants. Appropriation au- thorized. Professional staff members. Staffs for Commit- tees on Appropria- tions. [60 STAT. and transfer such records to the National Archives for preservation, subject to the orders of the Senate or the House, respectively. PRESERVATION OF COMMITTEE HEARINGS SEC. 141. The Librarian of the Library of Congress is authorized and directed to have bound at the end of each session of Congress the printed hearings of testimony taken by each committee of the Congress at the preceding session. EFFECTIVE DATE SEC. 142. This title shall take effect on January 2 1947; except that this section and sections 140 and 141 shall take effect on the date of enactment of this Act. TITLE II-MISCELLANEOUS PART 1-STATUTORY PROVISIONS RELATING TO CONGRESSIONAL PERSONNEL INCREASE IN COMPENSATION FOR CERTAIN CONGRESSIONAL OFFICERS SEC. 201. (a) Effective January 1, 1947, the annual basic compen- sation of the elected officers of the Senate and the House of Repre- sentatives (not including the Presiding Officers of the two Houses) shall be increased by 50 per centum; and the provisions of section 501 of the Federal Employees Pay Act of 1945, as amended by section 5 of the Federal Employees Pay Act of 1946, shall not be applicable to the compensation of said elected officers. (b) There is hereby authorized to be appropriated annually for the "Office of the Vice President" the sum of $23,130; and there is hereby authorized to be appropriated annually for the "Office of the Speaker" the sum of $20,025. (c) The Speaker, the majority leader, and the minority leader of the House of Representatives are each authorized to employ an admin- istrative assistant, who shall receive basic compensation at a rate not to exceed $8,000 a year. There is hereby authorized to be appropriated such sums as may be necessary for the payment of such compensation. COMMITTEE STAFFS SEC. 202. (a) Each standing committee of the Senate and the House of Representatives (other than the Appropriations Committees) is authorized to appoint by a majority vote of the committee not more than four professional staff members in addition to the clerical staffs on a permanent basis without regard to political affiliations and solely on the basis of fitness to perform the duties of the office; and said staff members shall be assigned to the chairman and ranking minority mem- ber of such committee as the committee may deem advisable. Each such committee is further authorized to terminate the services by a majority vote of the committee of any such professional staff member as it may see fit. Professional staff members shall not engage in any work other than committee business and no other duties may be assigned to them. (b) Subject to appropriations which it shall be in order to include in appropriation bills, the Committee on Appropriations of each House is authorized to appoint such staff, in addition to the clerk thereof and assistants for the minority, as each such committee, by a majority vote, shall determine to be necessary, such personnel, other