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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 247, S. 330, S.893

On Thursday, November 21, 2013, the President signed into law:

H.R. 2747, the "Streamlining Claims Processing for Federal Contractor Employees Act," which transfers statutory authority from the Government Accountability Office to the Department of Labor for processing and disbursing back wages owed to employees of Federal contractors that violated certain Federal wage requirements;

S. 330, the "HIV Organ Policy Equity Act," which lifts a current law ban on transplantation of organs infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), establishes criteria and quality standards for the research and transplantation of such organs, and allows an exception to a Federal criminal prohibition on the knowing donation or sale of HIV infected organs; and

S. 893, the "Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2013," which provides for a cost-of-living adjustment (COLA) for the beneficiaries of veterans' disability compensation and dependency and indemnity compensation equal to the Social Security COLA.