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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 1755, S. 1172, S. 1580, S. 1826, S. 2426

On Friday, March 18, 2016, the President signed into law:

H.R. 1755, which amends the Federal charter of the Disabled American Veterans to state the specific purposes of the corporation and add a plan for transfer of assets upon dissolution;

S. 1172, the “Edward "Ted" Kaufman and Michael Leavitt Presidential Transitions Improvements Act of 2015,” which authorizes the President to facilitate an efficient transfer of power to a successor President by establishing and operating:  a White House Transition Coordinating Council; and an Agency Transition Directors Council;

S. 1580, the “Competitive Service Act of 2015,” which provides agencies with the ability to share lists of eligible prospective employees with other agencies, when filling competitive service vacancies in the same occupational series and at a similar grade level;

S. 1826, which designates the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 99 West 2nd Street in Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, as the Lieutenant Colonel James "Maggie" Megellas Post Office; and

S. 2426, which directs the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to obtain observer status for Taiwan at the International Criminal Police Organization and other related meetings, activities, and mechanisms.