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Statement by the Press Secretary on H.J.Res. 62, H.R. 4165 and S.1472

On Tuesday, December 22, 2009, the President signed into law:

H.J.Res. 62, which provides that the second regular session of the 111th Congress will begin at noon on Tuesday, January 5, 2010;

H.R. 4165, which extends through December 31, 2010, the Army’s authority to accept and expend funds contributed by non-Federal entities to expedite the processing of permits; and

S. 1472, the “Human Rights Enforcement Act of 2009,” which requires establishment of a section within the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice to enforce human rights laws; and makes amendments to Federal criminal and immigration laws pertaining to genocide and child soldier recruitment.

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