§ 108. — Assistance to the President for unanticipated needs.
[Laws in effect as of January 24, 2002]
[Document not affected by Public Laws enacted between
January 24, 2002 and December 19, 2002]
TITLE 3--THE PRESIDENT
CHAPTER 2--OFFICE AND COMPENSATION OF PRESIDENT
Sec. 108. Assistance to the President for unanticipated needs
(a) There is authorized to be appropriated to the President an
amount not to exceed $1,000,000 each fiscal year to enable the
President, in his discretion, to meet unanticipated needs for the
furtherance of the national interest, security, or defense, including
personnel needs and needs for services described in section 3109(b) of
title 5, and administrative expenses related thereto, without regard to
any provision of law regulating the employment or compensation of
persons in the Government service or regulating expenditures of
(b) The President shall transmit a report to each House of the
Congress for each fiscal year beginning on or after the effective date
of this subsection which sets forth the purposes for which expenditures
were made under this section for such fiscal year and the amount
expended for each such purpose. Each such report shall be transmitted no
later than 60 days after the close of the fiscal year covered by such
(c) An individual may not be paid under the authority of this
section at a rate of pay in excess of the rate of basic pay then
currently paid for level II of the Executive Schedule of section 5313 of
(Added Pub. L. 95-570, Sec. 2(a), Nov. 2, 1978, 92 Stat. 2449.)
References in Text
For the effective date of this subsection, referred to in subsec.
(b), see section 6(a) of Pub. L. 95-570, set out as an Effective Date of
1978 Amendment note under section 102 of this title.
A prior section 108, act June 25, 1948, ch. 644, 62 Stat. 679,
directing the Quartermaster General of the Army to provide suitable
accommodations for the horses, carriages, and other vehicles of the
President and of the Executive Office, was repealed by act June 28,
1950, ch. 383, title IV, Sec. 401(j), 64 Stat. 271.
Insofar as prior section 108, by virtue of a former proviso in
section 401 of act June 28, 1950, continued to remain in effect to the
extent that it was applicable to the Department of the Air Force, and
the United States Air Force, it was additionally repealed by act Sept.
19, 1951, ch. 407, title IV, Sec. 401(a)(1), 65 Stat. 333.
Act Oct. 31, 1951, ch. 654, Sec. 1(2), 65 Stat. 701, repealed that
part of act Mar. 4, 1911, ch. 285, Sec. 1, 36 Stat. 1404, from which
prior section 108, as enacted by act June 25, 1948, ch. 644, Sec. 1, 62
Stat. 672, had been derived. That part of the 1911 act had previously
been repealed by section 3 of the 1948 act.
Section applicable to any fiscal year beginning on or after Oct. 1,
1978, see section 6(a) of Pub. L. 95-570, set out as an Effective Date
of 1978 Amendment note under section 102 of this title.