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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
May 29, 2006

President Signs H.R. 1499 and H.R. 5037

On Monday, May 29, 2006, the President signed into law:

H.R. 1499, the "Heroes Earned Retirement Opportunities Act," which amends the internal Revenue Code to allow members of the Armed Forces to include combat zone compensation in determining the allowable income tax deduction for contributions to retirement savings plans; and

President George W. Bush is joined by Senator John Warner, R-Va, left, Senator Bill Frist, R-TN, center, and Congresswoman Virginia Foxx, R-NC, as he signs H.R. 1499, the Heroes Earned Retirement Opportunities Act, in the Oval Office Monday, May 29, 2006. White House photo by Paul Morse H.R. 5037, the "Respect for America's Fallen Heroes Act," which prohibits certain demonstrations at cemeteries under the control of the National Cemetery Administration and at Arlington National Cemetery, and provides for punishment of such demonstrations as misdemeanors.

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