Standing Rules of the United States Senate, Rule XXXIV

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Rule XXXIV of the Standing Rules of the United States Senate, established by the Senate Committee on Rules and Administration, governs the disclosure of financial information to the public.[1]

Text of Rule XXXIV[edit]

1. For purposes of this rule, the provisions of title I of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (Pub. L. 95521) shall be deemed to be a rule of the Senate as it pertains to Members, officers, and employees of the Senate.
2.
(a) The Select Committee on Ethics shall transmit a copy of each report filed with it under title I of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 (other than a report filed by a Member of Congress) to the head of the employing office of the individual filing the report.
(b) For purposes of this rule, the head of the employing office shall be
1. in the case of an employee of a Member, the Member by whom that person is employed;
2. in the case of an employee of a Committee, the chairman and ranking minority member of such Committee;
3. in the case of an employee on the leadership staff, the Member of the leadership on whose staff such person serves; and
4. in the case of any other employee of the legislative branch, the head of the office in which such individual serves.
3. In addition to the requirements of paragraph 1, Members, officers, and employees of the Senate shall include in each report filed under paragraph 1 the following additional information:
(a) For purposes of section 102(a)(1)(B) of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 additional categories of income as follows:
(1) greater than $1,000,000 but not more than $5,000,000, or
(2) greater than $5,000,000.
(b) for purposes of section 102(d)(1) of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 additional categories of value as follows:
(1) greater than $1,000,000 but not more than $5,000,000;
(2) greater than $5,000,000 but not more than $25,000,000;
(3) greater than $25,000,000 but not more than $50,000,000; and
(4) greater than $50,000,000.
(c) For purposes of this paragraph and section 102 of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, additional categories with amounts or values greater than $1,000,000 set forth in section 102(a)(1)(B) and 102(d)(1) shall apply to the income, assets, or liabilities of spouses and dependent children only if the income, assets, or liabilities are held jointly with the reporting individual. All other income, assets, or liabilities of the spouse or dependent children required to be reported under section 102 and this paragraph in an amount or value greater than $1,000,000 shall be categorized only as an amount or value greater than $1,000,000.
4. In addition to the requirements of paragraph 1, Members, officers, and employees of the Senate shall include in each report filed under paragraph 1 an additional statement under section 102(a) of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978 listing the category of the total cash value of any interest of the reporting individual in a qualified blind trust as provided in section 102(d)(1) of the Ethics in Government Act of 1978, unless the trust instrument was executed prior to July 24, 1995 and precludes the beneficiary from receiving information on the total cash value of any interest in the qualified blind trust.

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Standing Rules of the United States Senate