Senate a biennial funding process applies to all Senate committees except
Appropriations and Ethics, which have permanent authorizations for their
staff and operating expenses. The Senate Committee on Rules and
Administration has jurisdiction over committee funding resolutions and
issues regulations governing committee funding and staff.
On March 2, 2011, the Senate adopted by unanimous consent S.Res. 81,
authorizing expenditures by Senate committees for the periods March 1,
2011, through September 30, 2011, and October 1, 2011, through September
30, 2012, and October 1, 2012, through February 28, 2013.
On February 17, 2011, during the organization meeting of the Senate Committee
on Rules and Administration, Senator Charles Schumer, who chairs the
panel, announced that all committees subject to biennial authorization
would offer funding resolutions that fall within established budget
This report, which provides committee funding requests and authorizations for
Senate committees in the 104th – 112th Congresses, will be update as
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