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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 1528, S. 517

On Friday, August 1, 2014, the President signed into law:

H.R. 1528, the "Veterinary Medicine Mobility Act of 2014," which clarifies that veterinarians may transport and dispense controlled substances in the usual course of veterinary practice at sites other than their principal place of business as long as any such site is in a State where the veterinarian is licensed to practice veterinary medicine; and

S. 517, the “Unlocking Consumer Choice and Wireless Competition Act,” which extends to purchasers of cell phones after January 26, 2013, the exemption under Library of Congress regulations from the prohibition against circumventing the software that prevents the phone from being used on another carrier's network when the consumer chooses to change networks.