Statement by the Press Secretary on H.R. 812, H.R. 1762, H.R. 2137, H.R. 2212, S. 2276
On Wednesday, June 22, 2016, the President signed into law:
H.R. 812, the “Indian Trust Asset Reform Act,” which makes revisions to the management by the Department of the Interior of Indian trust assets;
H.R. 1762, which designates the Department of Veterans Affairs community-based outpatient clinic in The Dalles, Oregon, as the Loren R. Kaufman VA Clinic;
H.R. 2137, the “Federal Law Enforcement Self-Defense and Protection Act of 2015,” which authorizes certain Federal law enforcement officers to continue to carry government-issued firearms during times in which such officers are involuntarily furloughed due to downsizing, reduced funding, lack of work, or lapse in appropriations;
H.R. 2212, which transfers Federal land in Lassen County, California, into trust status for the benefit of the Susanville Indian Rancheria; and
S. 2276, the “Protecting our Infrastructure of Pipelines and Enhancing Safety Act of 2016,” which reauthorizes various programs of the Transportation Department's (DOT) Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration through FY 2019; requires DOT to develop minimum safety standards for underground natural gas storage facilities; and authorizes DOT to issue emergency orders to impose restrictions on owners and operators of gas or hazardous liquid pipeline facilities.