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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on the Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act and the Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act

On Wednesday, March 31, 2010, the President signed into law:

H.R. 4957, the “Federal Aviation Administration Extension Act of 2010,” which extends through April 30, 2010, authorities to collect taxes that fund the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, make expenditures from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, and make grants to airports under the Airport Improvement Program; and

S. 1147, the “Prevent All Cigarette Trafficking Act of 2009 or “PACT Act,” which requires entities that sell or ship cigarettes in interstate commerce to register with the Department of Justice; establishes requirements for entities engaged in mail-order or Internet sales of cigarettes related to shipping and packaging, recordkeeping, and tax collection; requires the Justice Department to maintain a list of unregistered or noncompliant sellers; and prohibits delivery of cigarettes through the U.S. Postal Service.