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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 316, S. 1044, S. 1254, S. 2086

On Monday, June 30, 2014, the President signed into law:

H.R. 316, the “Collinsville Renewable Energy Production Act,” which provides for the reinstatement and transfer of specified hydroelectric project construction licenses to the Town of Canton, Connecticut;

S. 1044, the “World War II Memorial Prayer Act of 2013,” which directs the Secretary of the Interior to install in the area of the World War II Memorial a specified plaque or inscription;

S. 1254, the “Harmful Algal Bloom and Hypoxia Research and Control Amendments Act of 2014,” which requires the Department of Commerce’s National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration to maintain and enhance a national harmful algal bloom and hypoxia program to control, mitigate, and respond to marine and freshwater harmful algal bloom and hypoxia events; and

S. 2086, the “Reliable Home Heating Act,” which authorizes a State Governor who has declared a state of emergency caused by a shortage of residential heating fuel to extend the state of emergency for up to two additional 30-day periods, allowing commercial motor carriers and drivers providing emergency relief to continue to be exempted from certain Federal safety regulations.