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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on H.J.Res. 62, H.R. 4165 and S.1472

On Tuesday, December 22, 2009, the President signed into law:

H.J.Res. 62, which provides that the second regular session of the 111th Congress will begin at noon on Tuesday, January 5, 2010;

H.R. 4165, which extends through December 31, 2010, the Army’s authority to accept and expend funds contributed by non-Federal entities to expedite the processing of permits; and

S. 1472, the “Human Rights Enforcement Act of 2009,” which requires establishment of a section within the Criminal Division of the Department of Justice to enforce human rights laws; and makes amendments to Federal criminal and immigration laws pertaining to genocide and child soldier recruitment.