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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 2887

On Friday, September 16, 2011, the President signed into law:

H.R. 2887, the “Surface and Air Transportation Programs Extension Act of 2011,” which extends through March 31, 2012, funding for programs funded from the Highway Trust Fund (HTF), authority to make expenditures from the HTF for HTF-financed programs, and authority to collect taxes that fund the HTF; and extends through January 31, 2012, authorities to collect taxes that fund the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, make expenditures from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, and make grants to airports under the Airport Improvement Program.