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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
March 24, 2006

Statement on H.R. 4826, S. 1184, and S. 2363

On Friday, March 24, 2006, the President signed into law:

H.R. 4826, which extends through December 31, 2006, the Army's authority to accept and expend funds contributed by non-Federal entities to expedite the processing of permits.

S. 1184, which waives the passport fees for certain relatives of deceased members of the Armed Forces traveling abroad to attend a funeral or memorial service for such members.

S. 2363, which extends the educational flexibility program that authorizes States to waive certain Federal education program requirements for school districts that meet accountability standards.

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