See References in Text note below.
or of any other Federal law imposing restrictions, requirements, or penalties in relation to the employment of persons, the performance of services, or the payment or receipt of compensation in connection with any claim, proceeding, or matter involving the United States.
Editorial Notes
References in Text

Sections 281 and 283 of title 18, referred to in subsec. (f), were repealed by Pub. L. 87–849, § 2, Oct. 23, 1962, 76 Stat. 1126, except as they may apply to retired officers of the armed forces of the United States, and were supplanted by sections 203 and 205 of Title 18, Crimes and Criminal Procedure.

Section 284 of title 18, referred to in subsec. (f), was repealed by Pub. L. 87–849, § 2, Oct. 23, 1962, 76 Stat. 1126, and was supplanted by section 207 of title 18.


1974—Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 93–554 inserted exception relating to requirement of vouchers for the disbursement of salaries of employees paid at an annual rate.

1967—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 90–2 substituted “ten”, “six”, and “four” for “eight”, “five”, and “three”, respectively.

1964—Subsec. (e). Pub. L. 88–661 authorized appropriations for such sums as may be necessary for each fiscal year and eliminated provisions which limited the authorization to a maximum of $125,000 yearly.

1959—Subsec. (a). Pub. L. 86–1 added one additional Senator and one Representative to the Committee, and substituted provisions requiring the majority party to be represented by five Members and the minority party to be represented by three Members for provisions which required representation to reflect as nearly as may be feasible the relative membership of the majority and minority parties.

1956—Subsec. (a). Act June 19, 1956, substituted “Joint Economic Committee” for “Joint Committee on the Economic Report”.

1949—Subsec. (e). Act Oct. 6, 1949, § 1, substituted “$125,000” for “$50,000”.

Subsec. (f). Act Oct. 6, 1949, § 2, added subsec. (f).

1948—Subsec. (b)(3). Act Feb. 2, 1948, substituted “March 1” for “February 1”.

1946—Subsec. (b)(3). Act Aug. 2, 1946, substituted “February 1” for “May 1”.

Statutory Notes and Related Subsidiaries
Effective Date of 1974 Amendment

Pub. L. 93–554 provided that the amendment made by Pub. L. 93–554 is effective Jan. 1, 1975.

Effective Date of 1946 Amendment

Amendment by act Aug. 2, 1946, effective Aug. 2, 1946, see section 245 of that act, set out as a note under section 4301 of Title 2, The Congress.

Senate Members of Joint Economic Committee for 107th Congress

Pub. L. 107–20, title II, § 2806, July 24, 2001, 115 Stat. 185, provided: “That notwithstanding any other provision of law, and specifically section 5(a) of the Employment Act of 1946 (15 U.S.C. 1024(a)), the Members of the Senate to be appointed by the President of the Senate shall for the duration of the One Hundred Seventh Congress, be represented by six Members of the majority party and five Members of the minority party.”

Similar provisions were contained in Pub. L. 107–3, Mar. 13, 2001, 115 Stat. 5.

Agency Contributions for Employees of Joint Economic Committee

Pub. L. 106–554, § 1(a)(2) [title I, § 7], Dec. 21, 2000, 114 Stat. 2763, 2763A–98, provided that:

Agency contributions for employees whose salaries are disbursed by the Secretary of the Senate from the appropriations account ‘Joint Economic Committee’ under the heading ‘JOINT ITEMS’ shall be paid from the Senate appropriations account for ‘Salaries, Officers and Employees’.
This section shall apply to pay periods beginning on or after October 1, 2000.”