On Monday, September 29, 2014, the President signed into law: H.R. 4323, the “Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of 2014”, H.R. 4980, the “Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act”, S.J. Res. 40, which appoints Michael Lynton as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution

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THE WHITE HOUSE

Office of the Press Secretary

September 29, 2014

 

Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 4323, H.R. 4980, S.J. Res. 40

 

On Monday, September 29, 2014, the President signed into law:

 

H.R. 4323, the “Debbie Smith Reauthorization Act of 2014,” which authorizes appropriations to the Department of Justice for each of Fiscal Years 2015-2019 in the amount of:  $151 million for the Debbie Smith DNA Backlog Grant Program; $12.5 million for DNA training and education programs; and $30 million for the Sexual Assault Forensic Exam Grant Program;

 

H.R. 4980, the “Preventing Sex Trafficking and Strengthening Families Act,” which identifies and protects children at risk of sex trafficking, improves opportunities for children in foster care, extends and modifies state adoption incentive payments, extends the Family Connection Grant Program, and improves international and interstate child support services; and

 

S.J. Res. 40, which appoints Michael Lynton as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution.

 

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