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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 3001 and S. 2009

On Thursday, July 26, 2012, the President signed into law:

H.R. 3001, the "Raoul Wallenberg Centennial Celebration Act," which provides for the award of a Congressional Gold Medal to Raoul Wallenberg, in recognition of his achievements and heroic actions during the Holocaust; and

S. 2009, the "Insular Areas Act of 2011," which amends the Compact of Free Association Amendments Act of 2003 to require the Department of Energy to survey radiological conditions at Cactus Crater on Runit Island and delays the scheduled minimum wage increase in American Samoa.