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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 3233 and S.1348

On Friday, October 4, 2013, the President signed into law:

H.R. 3233, which extends the Special Immigrant Visa Program for Iraqi Nationals; and

S. 1348, the "Congressional Award Program Reauthorization Act of 2013" which retroactively reauthorizes from October 1, 2013, until October 1, 2018, the Congressional Award Board, which administers the Congressional Award Program to recognize achievements of young people aged 14 through 23.