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Statement by the Press Secretary regarding S. 39

THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE                                    May 8, 2009

STATEMENT BY THE PRESS SECRETARY

On Friday, May 8, 2009 the President signed into law:

S. 39, which repeals a 1980 statutory restriction (commonly known as the "Bennett Freeze") on development on lands in northeastern Arizona that were previously disputed by the Hopi Tribe and the Navajo Nation.