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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
June 26, 2008

President Bush Signs H.R. 3179, H.R. 3913, S. 1245 and S. 2516 Into Law

On Thursday, June 26, 2008, the President signed into law:

H.R. 3179, the "Local Preparedness Acquisition Act," which authorizes the use of Federal supply schedules by State, local, and tribal governments for acquisition of law enforcement and security-related items, including firefighting and rescue equipment;

H.R. 3913, which amends the International Center Act to authorize the lease or sublease of certain property located in the District of Columbia to an entity other than a foreign government or international organization;

S. 1245, which amends current law related to mutual aid agreements entered into by governmental entities in the National Capital Region to provide support in emergencies; and

S. 2516, the "Kendell Frederick Citizenship Assistance Act," which requires DHS to use the fingerprints provided by an individual at the time of enlistment in the U.S. Armed Forces to satisfy any requirement for background and security checks in connection with an application for naturalization through service in the Armed Forces.

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