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Nick Smith, R-MI 7th

Mr. SMITH of Michigan. Mr. Chairman, the gentleman is correct on that. Actually, ``may'' is the exact language of the amendment. So it is a decision of the Federal Prison System whether they do the sole source contracting for their own use. So it still leaves flexibility, but it allows the prison system to require prisoners to make more of the things that are going to be required by the Bureau of Prisons.

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James Sensenbrenner Jr., R-WI 5th

Mr. SENSENBRENNER. Mr. Chairman, with that understanding, I am happy to support the amendment. I believe it makes a significant improvement to the bill.