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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary

On Saturday, December 18, 2010, the President signed into law:

H.R. 2480, the “Truth in Fur Labeling Act of 2010,” which eliminates the Federal Trade Commission’s authority to provide an exemption from Federal fur product labeling requirements for articles of apparel with a relatively small quantity or value of fur; and provides an exemption from these requirements for fur products sold by an individual who trapped or hunted the animal; where the revenue from these sales is not that individual’s primary source of income;

H.R. 3237, which codifies certain current laws related to national and commercial space programs as a new title 51 of the United States Code;

H.R. 6184, which extends through December 31, 2016, the Army’s authority to accept and expend funds contributed by non-Federal entities to expedite the processing of permits;

H.R. 6399, which increases the number of positions under the jurisdiction of the Architect of the Capitol for which the Architect is authorized to fix the rate of pay; and makes certain appropriated funds available to the Architect for the acquisition of real property for the use of the U.S. Capitol Police;

S. 3789, the “Social Security Number Protection Act of 2010,” which prohibits the use of social security numbers on government-issued checks; and

S. 3987, the “Red Flag Program Clarification Act of 2010,” which narrows the definition of a creditor for purposes of implementing the so-called “red flags rule,” i.e., Federal guidelines for use by financial institutions and creditors in establishing policies and procedures to mitigate identity theft risks.