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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 644, H.R. 1428

On Wednesday, February 24, 2016, the President signed into law:

H.R. 644, the “Trade Facilitation and Trade Enforcement Act of 2015,” which reauthorizes and amends existing authorities as well as establishes new authorities related to various trade facilitation, trade enforcement, and trade policy matters; and

H.R. 1428, the “Judicial Redress Act of 2015,” which allows the citizens of certain foreign countries to bring forth civil actions against Federal agencies for violations of the Privacy Act of 1974 related to the unlawful disclosure of records.