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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by The Press Secretary on H.R. 4691

On Tuesday, March 2, 2010 the President signed into law:

H.R. 4691, the “Temporary Extension Act of 2010,” which provides short-term extensions of several authorities, including those related to: (1) unemployment compensation; (2)COBRA premiums; (3)Medicare physician payments; (4)Medicare therapy caps; (5) surface transportation programs; (6)flood insurance programs; (7)retransmission of television broadcasts; (8)Federal poverty guidelines; and (9) Small Business Administration loan guarantees.