THE WHITE HOUSE
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release August 7, 2009
STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY
On Friday, August 7, 2009, the President signed into law:
H.R. 2245, the New Frontier Congressional Gold Medal Act, to award gold medals on behalf of the United States Congress to Neil A. Armstrong, the first human to walk on the moon; Edwin E. `Buzz' Aldrin, Jr., the pilot of the lunar module and second person to walk on the moon; Michael Collins, the pilot of their Apollo 11 mission's command module; and, the first American to orbit the Earth, John Herschel Glenn, Jr.
H.R. 3114, which provides temporary authority to the Director of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office to use trademark fees for patent operations.
H.R. 3435, which provides FY 2009 emergency supplemental appropriations for the Consumer Assistance to Recycle and Save Program (Cash-for-Clunkers).