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Statement by the Press Secretary on Bills Signed by the President

December 18, 2010

On Saturday, December 18, 2010, the President signed into law:

H.R. 2480, the “Truth in Fur Labeling Act of 2010,” which eliminates the Federal Trade Commission’s authority to provide an exemption from Federal fur product labeling requirements for articles of apparel with a relatively small quantity or value of fur; and provides an exemption from these requirements for fur products sold by an individual who trapped or hunted the animal; where the revenue from these sales is not that individual’s primary source of income;

H.R. 3237, which codifies certain current laws related to national and commercial space programs as a new title 51 of the United States Code;

H.R. 6184, which extends through December 31, 2016, the Army’s authority to accept and expend funds contributed by non-Federal entities to expedite the processing of permits;

H.R. 6399, which increases the number of positions under the jurisdiction of the Architect of the Capitol for which the Architect is authorized to fix the rate of pay; and makes certain appropriated funds available to the Architect for the acquisition of real property for the use of the U.S. Capitol Police;

S. 3789, the “Social Security Number Protection Act of 2010,” which prohibits the use of social security numbers on government-issued checks; and

S. 3987, the “Red Flag Program Clarification Act of 2010,” which narrows the definition of a creditor for purposes of implementing the so-called “red flags rule,” i.e., Federal guidelines for use by financial institutions and creditors in establishing policies and procedures to mitigate identity theft risks.

Barack Obama, Statement by the Press Secretary on Bills Signed by the President Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project

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