United States Statutes at Large/Volume 1/2nd Congress/1st Session/Chapter 20
Salary of doorkeepers of Congress after present session.Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the termination of the present session of Congress, the doorkeepers of the Senate and House of Representatives, shall each be allowed a salary of five hundred dollars per annum, in full compensation for their services in the said offices; and that the assistant doorkeeper to each house shall be allowed in full compensation for all his services, the sum of four hundred and fifty dollars per annum.1802, ch. 35. And it shall be the duty of the said doorkeepers to do the usual services pertaining to their respective offices during the session of Congress, and in the recess, under the direction of the secretary of the Senate and clerk of the House of Representatives, to take care of the apartments occupied by the respective houses,1789, ch. 17, sec. 5, 6. and provide fuel and other accommodations for their subsequent session. And the said compensations shall be certified and paid in like manner as is provided by law, for the other officers of the Senate and House of Representatives.
Approved, April 12, 1792.