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Departments of Labor , Health and Human Services, and Education, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2008

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DEPARTMENTS OF LABOR, HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES, AND EDUCATION APPROPRIATIONS ACT, 2008 -- (Senate - October 22, 2007)

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AMENDMENT NO. 3391, AS MODIFIED, TO AMENDMENT NO. 3325

Mr. CHAMBLISS. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent to temporarily set aside the pending amendment and call up amendment 3391 and that it be modified with the changes at the desk.

The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, the clerk will report.

The assistant legislative clerk read as follows:

The Senator from Georgia [Mr. CHAMBLISS] proposes an amendment numbered 3391, as modified, to amendment No. 3325.

Mr. CHAMBLISS. Mr. President, I ask unanimous consent that the reading of the amendment be dispensed with.

The PRESIDING OFFICER. Without objection, it is so ordered.

The amendment is as follows:

At the appropriate place in title II, insert the following:

Sec. __. The Secretary of Health and Human Services shall waive the provisions of section 1877(g) of the Social Security Act (42 U.S.C. 1395nn(g)) for Sumter Regional Hospital in Americas Georgia to provide financial support needed to maintain a medical staff and community physicians in the area: Provided, That the aggregate amount of such financial support to all physicians does not exceed $750,000: Provided further, That all payments made under this section are made prior to June 1, 2008, and are disclosed to the Secretary not later than 30 days after such financial support is provided.

Mr. CHAMBLISS. Mr. President, I suggest the absence of a quorum.


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