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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 4310

On Wednesday, January 2, 2013, the President signed into law:

H.R. 4310, the "National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013," which authorizes fiscal year 2013 appropriations for Department of Defense programs and military construction, Department of Energy national security programs, and Department of Transportation maritime security programs; authorizes recruitment and retention bonuses, special payments, and other authorities relating to the U.S. Armed Forces; and makes other modifications to national security, foreign affairs, and other related programs.