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For Immediate Release
Office of the Press Secretary
October 9, 2008

President Bush Signs H.R. 2851 and S. 2840 Into Law

On Thursday, October 9, 2008, the President signed into law:

H.R. 2851, the "Michelle's Law," which requires that health plans continue to provide coverage for certain dependent children who take a medically necessary leave of absence from a post-secondary educational institution;

S. 2840, the "Military Personnel Citizenship Processing Act," which requires the Department of Homeland Security to process and adjudicate naturalization applications filed by members of the Armed Forces within 6 months of receipt; and establish an Office of the FBI Liaison to monitor and assist the FBI in the expeditious completion of background checks pertaining to these applications.

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