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U.S. Troop Readiness, Veterans' Health, And Iraq Accountability Act, 2007

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U.S. TROOP READINESS, VETERANS' HEALTH, AND IRAQ ACCOUNTABILITY ACT, 2007 -- (Senate - March 29, 2007)

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SEC. 3104. SPINACH.

No funds made available under this Act shall be used to make payments to growers and first handlers, as defined by the Secretary of Health and Human Services, of fresh spinach that were unable to market spinach crops as a result of the Food and Drug Administration Public Health Advisory issued on September 14, 2006.

Mr. DeMINT. Mr. President, my amendment simply states that no funds in this act shall be used to make payments to spinach producers.

The House version of this bill includes $25 million for spinach growers, which all of us know has no place in this bill. Last week, the Senate spoke unanimously and we voted to block this spending from our budget process last year. I am asking all my colleagues to support the removal of this wasteful spending in this emergency war supplemental bill.

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