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SA 909. Mr. REED submitted an amendment intended to be proposed to amendment SA 738 proposed by Mr. Inouye to the bill H.R. 2112, making appropriations for Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies programs for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2012, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

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Provided further, the term `local government' includes an instrumentality of a unit of general purpose local government other than a public housing agency that is established pursuant to legislation and designated by the chief executive to act on behalf of the local government with regard to activities funded under this heading:

Provided further, the term `State' includes any instrumentality of any of the several States designated by the Governor to act on behalf of the State and does not include Washington, D.C.:

Provided further, for purposes of environmental review, the Secretary shall continue to permit assistance and projects under this heading to be treated as assistance for special projects that are subject to section 305(c) of the Multifamily Housing Property Disposition Reform Act of 1994, and subject to the regulations issued by the Secretary to implement such section:

Provided further, a metropolitan city and an urban county that each receive an allocation under this heading and are located within a geographic area that is covered by a single continuum of care may jointly request the Secretary to permit the urban county or the metropolitan city, as agreed to by such county and city, to receive and administer their combined allocations under a single grant."

(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on Oct 20, 2011.)