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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary

On Tuesday, October 12, 2010, the President signed into law:
 
H.R. 2923, the “Combat Methamphetamine Enhancement Act of 2010,” which requires retail sellers of products containing pseudoephedrine, ephedrine, and phenylpropanolamine that are precursors for methamphetamine to submit to the Department of Justice a self-certification that includes a statement that the seller understands and agrees to comply with the legal requirements with respect to these products;
 
H.R. 3553, the “Indian Veterans Housing Opportunity Act of 2010,” which makes changes to certain Native American housing assistance programs by disregarding as income benefits received for disabilities resulting from military service;
 
H.R. 3689, which extends the authority of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund, Inc., to construct a visitor center at or near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on Federal land in the District of Columbia;
 
H.R. 3980, the “Redundancy Elimination and Enhanced Performance for Preparedness Grants Act,” which requires the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) to submit reports to Congress on:  (1) plans to eliminate redundant reporting requirements imposed by FEMA on State, local, and tribal governments in connection with the awarding of homeland security preparedness grants; and (2) efforts to measure and assess the performance of the programs funded by the grants;
 
S. 1132, the “Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act Improvements Act of 2010,” which (1) specifies that current and former law enforcement and police officers of the executive branch of the Federal Government and current and former law enforcement officers of the Amtrak Police Department and the Federal Reserve may generally be exempted from State laws prohibiting the carrying of concealed weapons; and (2) makes various other amendments to the requirements for exemption of current and former law enforcement officers from such State laws; and
 
S. 3397, the “Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010,” which Provides authority for ultimate users who have lawfully obtained controlled substances to deliver those substances for disposal to entities, including long-term care facilities, authorized to engage in drug disposal in accordance with regulations issued by the Department of Justice to prevent diversion of the controlled substances.