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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on H.J. Res. 129, H.R. 4067, H.R. 5441, H.R. 5728

On Thursday, December 4, 2014, the President signed into law:

H.J. Res. 129, which provides that the first regular session of the 114th Congress will begin at noon on Tuesday, January 6, 2015;

H.R. 4067, which requires the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to continue through Calendar Year 2014 an instruction to refrain from enforcing a Medicare direct-supervision requirement for outpatient therapy services provided at critical access hospitals and small rural hospitals;

H.R. 5441, which amends the Federal charter of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of the United States to reflect the service of women in the Armed Forces of the United States; and

H.R. 5728, the "STELA Reauthorization Act of 2014," which extends and amends several provisions of law and regulation relating to the retransmission by cable systems and satellite carriers of signals of television broadcast stations.