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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 205

On Monday, July 30, 2012, the President signed into law:

H.R. 205, the "Helping Expedite and Advance Responsible Tribal Home Ownership Act of 2012" or the "HEARTH Act of 2012," which authorizes applicable Federally recognized Indian tribes to lease restricted lands for business, agricultural, public, religious, educational, recreational, or residential purposes without the express approval of the Secretary of the Interior.