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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
September 30, 2006

President Bush Signs H.R. 6138 and H.R. 6198

On Saturday, September 30, 2006 the President signed into law:

H.R. 6138, the "Third Higher Education Extension Act of 2006," which extends programs authorized under the Higher Education Act of 1965 (HEA) through June 30, 2007, and amends the HEA in various ways, including authorizing cancellation of student loan indebetedness for certain individuals affected by the September 11, 2001, terrorist attacks; and

H.R. 6198, the "Iran Freedom Support Act," which extends and amends the Iran and Libya Sanctions Act of 1996, codifies certain existing sanctions against Iran, and authorizes assistance to support democracy in Iran.

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