The Secretary may not complete a study of, or enter into a contract with a private party to carry out, without specific authorization in a subsequent Act of Congress, a competitive sourcing activity of the Secretary, including support personnel of the Department of Agriculture, relating to rural development or farm loan programs.
7 U.S. Code § 2008 - Rural development and farm loan program activities
A prior section 2008, Pub. L. 87–128, title III, § 365, as added Pub. L. 101–624, title XXIII, § 2316(a), Nov. 28, 1990, 104 Stat. 4000; amended Pub. L. 102–237, title VII, § 701(e), Dec. 13, 1991, 105 Stat. 1879, related to system for delivery of certain rural development programs, prior to repeal by Pub. L. 104–127, title VII, § 753(a), Apr. 4, 1996, 110 Stat. 1131.
- Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 1994