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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 515, H.R. 4188, S. 2152

On Monday, February 08, 2016, the President signed into law:

H.R. 515, the “International Megan's Law to Prevent Child Exploitation and Other Sexual Crimes Through Advanced Notification of Traveling Sex Offenders,” which (1) authorizes the Department of Homeland Security's Angel Watch Center and the Department of Justice's National Sex Offender Targeting Center to send and receive notifications to or from foreign countries regarding international travel by registered sex offenders; and (2) requires the Department of State to include unique identifiers on passports issued to registered sex offenders;

H.R. 4188, the “Coast Guard Authorization Act of 2015,” which (1) authorizes FYs 2016 and 2017 appropriations and amends laws related to the Coast Guard; (2) authorizes FYs 2016 and 2017 appropriations for the Federal Maritime Commission; and (3) amends various other maritime-related provisions of law; and

S. 2152, the “Electrify Africa Act of 2015,” which encourages the efforts of countries in sub-Saharan Africa to improve access to affordable and reliable electricity.