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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on S. 2318

On Tuesday, January 15, 2013, the President signed into law:

S. 2318, the "Department of State Rewards Program Update and Technical Corrections Act of 2012," which authorizes the Secretary of State to pay rewards for information leading to the disruption of transnational organized crime activities, the arrest of persons involved in such activities, or the arrest of foreign nationals wanted by international criminal tribunals.