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The White House
Office of the Press Secretary
For Immediate Release

Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 1493 and H.R. 2908

On Monday, May 9, 2016, the President signed into law:

H.R. 1493, the "Protect and Preserve International Cultural Property Act," which directs the President to exercise his authority to impose import restrictions with respect to archeological or ethnological material of Syria; and

H.R. 2908, the "National Bison Legacy Act," which adopts the North American bison as the national mammal of the United States.