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Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 2947, H.R. 3992, and H.R. 4097

On Friday, June 8, 2012, the President signed into law:

H.R. 2947, which releases deed restrictions placed on a parcel of land conveyed by the United States in 1950 to the State of Minnesota for an airport;

H.R. 3992, which deems Israel to be a foreign state whose nationals are entitled to enter the United States as nonimmigrants to develop and direct the operations of an enterprise in which they have invested a substantial amount of capital; and

H.R. 4097, the "John F. Kennedy Center Reauthorization Act of 2012," which authorizes appropriations to the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for FYs 2013-2014 and authorizes construction of an addition to the south end of the Kennedy Center building to be paid for using non-appropriated funds.