With pen in hand, President Barack Obama sits at the Resolute Desk in the Oval Office as Staff Secretary Lisa Brown organizes a stack of 35 bills for him to sign into law, Jan. 4, 2011. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
Statement by the Press Secretary
On Tuesday, January 04, 2011, the President signed into law:
H.R. 81, the “Shark Conservation Act of 2010 and International Fisheries Agreement Clarification Act,” which generally prohibits the removal of shark fins at sea and amends certain laws related to international fisheries;
H.R. 628, which establishes a pilot program regarding the adjudication cases where patent or plant variety protection issues are to be decided;
H.R. 1107, which restates and reorganizes the public contract laws of the United States in Title 41, United Sates Code;
H.R. 1746, the “Predisaster Hazard Mitigation Act of 2010,” which authorizes appropriations for the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s Pre-Disaster Mitigation (PDM) program for FYs 2011-2013;
H.R. 2142, the “GPRA Modernization Act of 2010,” which amends the Government Performance and Results Act to establish a Federal government performance plan;
H.R. 2751, the “FDA Food Safety Modernization Act,” which modernizes the food safety system to better prevent food-borne illness and better respond to outbreaks;
H.R. 4445, the “Indian Pueblo Cultural Center Clarification Act,” which repeals a restriction on the treatment of certain lands held in trust for Indian Pueblos in New Mexico;
H.R. 4602, which designates a facility of the United States Postal Service as the Emil Bolas Post Office;
H.R. 4748, the “Northern Border Counternarcotics Strategy Act of 2010,” which requires the Office of National Drug Control Policy to develop a Northern Boarder Counternarcotics Strategy;
H.R. 4973, the “National Wildlife Refuge Volunteer Improvement Act of 2010,” which reauthorizes and amends authorities relating to volunteer programs and community partnerships for national wildlife refuges;
H.R. 5116, the “America Creating Opportunities to Meaningfully Promote Excellence in Technology, Education, and Science (America COMPETES) Reauthorization Act of 2010,” which reauthorizes various programs intended to strengthen research and education in the United States related to science, technology, engineering, and mathematics;
H.R. 5133, which designates a facility of the United States Postal Service as the Staff Sergeant Frank T. Carvill and Lance Corporal Michael A. Schwarz Post Office Building;
H.R. 5470, which excludes specified external power supplies from certain energy efficiency standards required by the Energy Policy and Conservation Act;
H.R. 5605, which designates a facility of the United States Postal Service as the George C. Marshall Post Office;
H.R. 5606, which designates a facility of the United States Postal Service as the James M. “Jimmy” Stewart Post Office Building;
H.R. 5655, which designates the Little River Branch facility of the United States Postal Service as the Jesse J. McCrary, Jr. Post Office;
H.R. 5809, the “Diesel Emissions Reduction Act of 2010,” which modifies and reauthorizes through FY 2016 the Environmental Protection Agency’s Diesel Emissions Reduction Program;
H.R. 5877, which designates a facility of the United States Postal Service as the Lance Corporal Alexander Scott Arredondo, United States Marine Corps Post Office Building;
H.R. 5901, which authorizes the U.S. Tax Court to appoint employees under a personnel management system that includes the merit system principles and prohibitions on personnel practices;
H.R. 6392, which designates a facility of the United States Postal Service as the Colonel George Juskalian Post Office Building;
H.R. 6400, which designates a facility of the United States Postal Service as the Earl Wilson, Jr. Post Office;
H.R. 6412, the “Access to Criminal History Records for State Sentencing Commissions Act of 2010,” which requires the Department of Justice to exchange records and information with State sentencing commissions;
H.R. 6510, which directs the General Services Administration to convey to the Military Museum of Texas the parcel of real property in Houston, Texas, on which the museum is located;
H.R. 6533, the “Local Community Radio Act of 2010,” which modifies current restrictions on low-power FM radio stations;
S. 118, the “Section 202 Supportive Housing for the Elderly Act of 2010,” which amends financing and project operation requirements for the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s program to allow for increased housing opportunities for low-income seniors;
S. 841, the “Pedestrian Safety Enhancement Act of 2010,” regarding pedestrian safety related to motor vehicles;
S. 1481, the “Frank Melville Supportive Housing Investment Act of 2010,” which amends financing and project operation requirements for the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s program for low income individuals with disabilities;
S. 3036, the “National Alzheimer’s Project Act,” which establishes a National Alzheimer’s Project within the Department of Health and Human Services and an advisory council on Alzheimer’s research, care, and services;
S. 3243, the “Anti-Border Corruption Act of 2010,” which requires the Department of Homeland Security to ensure that all applicants for law enforcement positions with U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) receive polygraph examinations;
S. 3447, the “Post-9/11 Veterans Education Assistance Improvements Act of 2010,” which amends the Post-9/11 GI Bill, and other educational assistance programs for veterans;
S. 3481, which clarifies the Federal Government’s responsibility to pay reasonable service charges to a State or local government to address stormwater pollution from Federal properties;
S. 3592, which designates a facility of the United States Postal Service as the First Lieutenant Robert Wilson Collins Post Office Building;
S. 3874, the “Reduction of Lead in Drinking Water Act,” which modifies the Safe Drinking Water Act definition of “lead free” with regard to pipes, pipe fittings, plumbing fittings, and fixtures;
S. 3903, which authorizes 99-year leases on land held in trust for the Ohkay Owingeh Pueblo in the State of New Mexico; and
S. 4036, which amends authorities of the National Credit Union Administration. Source
And hat tip to The Peoples’ View for:
THINGS OBAMA HAS DONE FOR THE POOR THAT NEVER GET HIGHLIGHTED
Thank you, Mr. President!
I have never agreed with every policy of every President; that being said I believe that when the smoke of History settles America will recognize President Obama as one of the Greatest Presidents of the United States. His work ethic is unheard of in an atmosphere where politics is coveted above governing We the People.
Welcome to 3 Chics, Rev! Glad to have you stop by and give us your thoughts. I concur about history will settle President Obama being one of the Greatest Presidents the country has ever known. He is the hardest working President I have ever seen. Look at what he’s accomplished in 2 short years. It’s unbelieveable!
Hello Rev. Johnson. Welcome to 3 Chics. Thank you for stopping by and commenting.
His work ethic is indicative of a black man who became president of the USA, and has as great black leaders before him, have had to work a gazillion times as hard as his white peers.
Write now, as I type this, folks are moving the GOALPOST to another galaxy, if they could.
I don’t believe in every policy of every POTUS either, but I know goodness, intelligence, compassion and good work ethics. I think President Obama really plans for the long road ahead. He’s deliberate in his actions, and he tries to execute the office of the presidency with the GOOD of the WHOLE in sight.
For me, I believe when the dust settles, it will always come down to matters of the heart, and I believe he’s got HEART.
Good grief, the media is highlighting John Boehner and his crying jags, nd stating he gets a pass
They should be asking John Boehner how he is going to GOVERN as the new Speaker of the House.
An example of white privilege. PBO, they want him to show emotion, and when he shows emotion, he scares white people? Please!
Can you imagine what they’d say if President Obama did all that crying? They’d loop it 24/7 like they did with Rev Wright & screaming he’s too weak to be President.
Folks have already been calling this president everything but a child of God.
3 Chics have a prayer thread for President Obama and we’d appreciate it if you have the time to drop in & say a prayer for our President & his family as they lead this country. Please do drop in again and visit with us and impart your wisdom. Here is the link.
Great idea, SG2. We’d be so grateful to you, Rev. Johnson, if you would grace us with prayers for our president. Thanks.
We have such a hard working President! Handle your business, Mr President!
You make US proud!
.. a Hardworking and INTELLIGENT president. yes indeed.