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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 324, H.R. 1151, and H.R. 2383

On Friday, July 12, 2013, the President signed into law:

H.R. 324, which provides for the award of a congressional gold medal to the First Special Service Force, collectively, in recognition of their dedicated service during World War II;

H.R. 1151, which directs the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to obtain observer status for Taiwan at the triennial International Civil Aviation Organization Assembly and other related meetings, activities, and mechanisms; and

H.R. 2383, which designates the new Interstate 70 bridge over the Mississippi River connecting St. Louis, Missouri, and southwestern Illinois as the "Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge."