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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 6156


On Friday, December 14, 2012, the President signed into law:

H.R. 6156, the "Russia and Moldova Jackson-Vanik Repeal and Sergei Magnitsky Rule of Law Accountability Act of 2012," which authorizes the President to extend to Russia and Moldova Permanent Normal Trade Relations and to sanction persons who are responsible for gross violations of human rights in Russia.