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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 2553

On Friday, August 5, 2011, the President signed into law:

H.R. 2553, the “Airport and Airway Extension Act of 2011, Part IV,” which extends through September 16, 2011, authorities to collect taxes that fund the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, make expenditures from the Airport and Airway Trust Fund, and make grants to airports under the Airport Improvement Program and limits eligibility for the Transportation Department’s Essential Air Service program, which provides subsidies to maintain commercial air service in small communities.