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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
August 14, 2006

President Signs H.R. 5683, S. 250, H.R. 3682, and S. 3693

On Monday, August 14, 2006, the President signed into law:

H.R. 5683, which provides for the Federal acquisition of the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial in San Diego, California.

President George W. Bush prepares to sign H.R. 5683, to preserve the Mt. Soledad Veterans Memorial in San Diego, Calif., Monday, Aug. 14, 2006, at a signing ceremony in the Oval Office of the White House, which will provide for the immediate acquisition of the memorial by the United States. Joining President Bush at the signing, from left to right, Bill Kellogg, president of the Mount Soledad Association; Philip Thalheimer, chairman, San Diegans for Mt. Soledad National War Memorial; U.S. Rep. Brian Bilbray, R-Calif.; U.S. Rep. Darrell Issa, R-Calif.; U.S. Rep. Duncan Hunter, R- Calif.; and Chuck LiMandri, chief counsel, San Diegans for Mt. Soledad National War Memorial.  White House photo by Paul Morse On Saturday, August 12, 2006, the President signed the following bills into law:

S. 250, the "Carl D. Perkins Career and Technical Education Improvement Act of 2006," reauthorizing Department of Education vocational and technical education programs.

H.R. 3682, which redesignates the Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge in Virginia as the Elizabeth Hartwell Mason Neck National Wildlife Refuge.

S. 3693, which amends the Violence Against Women and Department of Justice Reauthorization Act of 2005.

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