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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 4861, H.R. 5051, H.R. 5099 and S. 1789

On Tuesday, August 3, 2010, the President signed into law:

H.R. 4861, which designates a facility of the United States Postal Service as the Steve Goodman Post Office Building;

H.R. 5051, which designates a facility of the United States Postal Service as the Zachary Smith Post Office Building;

H.R. 5099, which designates a facility of the United States Postal Service as the Michael C. Rothberg Post Office; and

S. 1789, the “Fair Sentencing Act of 2010,” which reduces the disparity in the amounts of powder cocaine and crack cocaine required for the imposition of mandatory minimum sentences; eliminates the mandatory minimum sentence for simple possession of crack cocaine; and increases monetary penalties for major drug traffickers.