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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 2996 and S. 1929

On Friday, October 30, 2009, the President signed into law:

H.R. 2996, the “Department of the Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies Appropriations Act, 2010 (Division B is the further Continuing Resolution),” which provides FY 2010 appropriations for the Department of the Interior, the Forest Service (Department of Agriculture), the Indian Health Service (Department of Health and Human Services), the Environmental Protection Agency, and various other agencies. Division B of this Act provides FY 2010 appropriations through December 18, 2009, for continuing projects and activities of the Federal Government currently provided under the first Continuing Resolution, Public Law 111-68; and

S. 1929, which extends authorizations of certain Small Business Administration programs until January 31, 2010.