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SA 1024. Mr. SALAZAR submitted an amendment intended to be proposed by him to the bill S. 1082, to amend the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act to reauthorize and amend the prescription drug user fee provisions, and for other purposes; which was ordered to lie on the table; as follows:

At the appropriate place, insert the following:

SEC. __. PROHIBITION OF REORGANIZATION PLAN PENDING REVIEW.
(a) In General.--The Commissioner of Food and Drugs may not implement a reorganization plan that reduces or consolidates the number of laboratory facilities currently in operation within the Office of Regulatory Affairs of the Food and Drug Administration pending a comprehensive review of the reorganization plan by the Comptroller General of the United States to determine--

(1) the impact of the reorganization on the mission of the Food and Drug Administration to ensure that foods, cosmetics, and medical products are safe, effective, and properly promoted and labeled;

(2) the projected cost savings; and

(3) the projected operational efficiencies.

(b) Report.--Not later than 1 year after the date of enactment of this section, the Comptroller General of the United States shall issue a report on the impact of the reorganization plan described in subsection (a).



(As printed in the Congressional Record for the Senate on May 2, 2007.)