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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary

On Wednesday, November 9, 2011, the President signed into law:

H.R. 368, the "Removal Clarification Act of 2011," which amends certain provisions of law related to removal from State courts to Federal District Courts to certain cases involving civil actions or criminal prosecutions against Federal officers or agencies;

H.R. 818, which directs the Secretary of the Interior to allow for prepayment of repayment contracts between the United States and the Uintah Water Conservancy District in the State of Utah; and

S. 894, the "Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2011," which provides for a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for the beneficiaries of veterans' disability compensation and dependency and indemnity compensation equal to the Social Security COLA.