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Full Text of this Amendment

SA 3590. Mr. BOND submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 3500 proposed by Mr. Harkin (for himself, Mr. Chambliss, Mr. Baucus, and Mr. Grassley) to the bill H.R. 2419, to provide for the continuation of agricultural programs through fiscal year 2012, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

On page 576, strike lines 13 through 17 and insert the following:
(2) in subsection (b)--
(A) by striking ``(b) Coupons'' and inserting the following:
``(b) Use.--
``(1) IN GENERAL.--Benefits'';
(B) in paragraph (1) (as designated by subparagraph (A)), by striking the second proviso; and
(C) by adding at the end the following:
``(2) STUDY.--As soon as practicable after the date of enactment of this paragraph, the Comptroller General of the United States shall conduct a study of the effects of the Secretary issuing a rule requiring that benefits shall only be used to purchase food that is included in the most recent applicable thrifty food plan market basket.'';

(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Nov 8, 2007.)