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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
October 3, 2008

President Bush Signs H.R. 3986, S. 1760, S. 2135, S.J.Res. 35, S.J.Res. 45 Into Law

On Friday, October 3, 2008, the President signed into law:

H.R. 3986, the "John F. Kennedy Center Reauthorization Act of 2008," which authorizes appropriations to the Board of Trustees of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts for Fiscal Years 2008-2012;

S. 1760, the "Healthy Start Reauthorization Act of 2007," which reauthorizes the Healthy Start program, which provides grants to communities with high infant mortality rates in an effort to improve prenatal care;

S. 2135, the "Child Soldiers Accountability Act of 2008," which makes the recruitment and use of child soldiers a Federal crime; and makes aliens convicted of engaging in these offenses inadmissible and deportable under the Immigration and Nationality Act;

S.J.Res. 35, which authorizes the Smithsonian Institution to carry out construction in support of the VERITAS project, a ground-based gamma ray observatory, at the Fred Lawrence Whipple Observatory Base Camp on Mount Hopkins, Arizona; and

S.J.Res. 45, the "Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact," which provides approval for an interstate compact to protect the water resources of the Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin.

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