United States Statutes at Large/Volume 2/6th Congress/1st Session/Chapter 40
Act of April 29, 1802, ch. 35.
Compensation to the officers of the Senate and House of Representatives.
Vol. i. 448.Section 1. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the thirty-first day of December, one thousand seven hundred and ninety-nine, the officers of the Senate and House of Representatives, herein after mentioned, shall be, and hereby are entitled to receive, in addition to their compensations as now fixed by law, the following sums, that is to say: The Secretary of the Senate, and Clerk of the House of Representatives, two hundred and fifty dollars each, in addition to their salaries as at present established by law; and each of their principal and engrossing clerks, in addition to their per diem allowance as established by law, two hundred dollars per annum.
Sergeant-at-arms and doorkeepers.Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That the sergeant-at-arms of the Senate, who also performs the duty of doorkeeper, the sergeant-at-arms of the House of Representatives, and the doorkeeper of the House of Representatives, shall be and hereby are entitled to receive five hundred dollars per annum each, and two dollars a day during the session; and the assistant doorkeepers of the Senate and House of Representatives four hundred and fifty dollars per annum each, and two dollars per day during the session, in lieu of the compensations heretofore established by law, which compensations shall commence from the commencement of the present session.
Sec. 3. And be it further enacted, That this act shall continue in force for and during the term of two years and no longer.
Approved, May 2, 1800.