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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 258 and S. 982

On Monday, June 3, 2013, the President signed into law:

H.R. 258, the "Stolen Valor Act of 2013," which makes it a Federal crime for an individual to fraudulently hold oneself out to be a recipient of any of several specified military decorations or medals with the intent to obtain money, property, or other tangible benefit; and

S. 982, the "Freedom to Fish Act," which prohibits the Army Corps of Engineers from taking certain actions to establish restricted areas that prevent public access to waters downstream of dams and other civil works structures in the Cumberland River basin.