Administration of Barack Obama, 2013

Acts Approved by the President

December 31, 2013

Approved January 2

H.R. 4310 / Public Law No. 112–239

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013

H.R. 8 / Public Law No. 112–240

American Taxpayer Relief Act of 2012

Approved January 6

H.R. 41 / Public Law No. 113–1

To temporarily increase the borrowing authority of the Federal Emergency Management Agency for carrying out the National Flood Insurance Program

Approved January 10

H.R. 1339 / Public Law No. 112–241

To designate the City of Salem, Massachusetts, as the Birthplace of the National Guard of the United States

H.R. 1845 / Public Law No. 112–242

Medicare IVIG Access and Strengthening Medicare and Repaying Taxpayers Act of 2012

H.R. 2338 / Public Law No. 112–243

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 600 Florida Avenue in Cocoa, Florida, as the "Harry T. and Harriette Moore Post Office"

H.R. 3263 / Public Law No. 112–244

Lake Thunderbird Efficient Use Act of 2012

H.R. 3641 / Public Law No. 112–245

Pinnacles National Park Act

H.R. 3869 / Public Law No. 112–246

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 600 East Capitol Avenue in Little Rock, Arkansas, as the "Sidney 'Sid' Sanders McMath Post Office Building"

H.R. 3892 / Public Law No. 112–247

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 8771 Auburn Folsom Road in Roseville, California, as the "Lance Corporal Victor A. Dew Post Office"

H.R. 4053 / Public Law No. 112–248

Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act of 2012

H.R. 4057 / Public Law No. 112–249

To amend title 38, United States Code, to direct the Secretary of Veterans Affairs to develop a comprehensive policy to improve outreach and transparency to veterans and members of the Armed Forces through the provision of information on institutions of higher learning, and for other purposes

H.R. 4073 / Public Law No. 112–250

To authorize the Secretary of Agriculture to accept the quitclaim, disclaimer, and relinquishment of a railroad right of way within and adjacent to Pike National Forest in El Paso County, Colorado, originally granted to the Mt. Manitou Park and Incline Railway Company pursuant to the Act of March 3, 1875

H.R. 4389 / Public Law No. 112–251

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 19 East Merced Street in Fowler, California, as the "Cecil E. Bolt Post Office"

H.R. 5859 / Public Law No. 112–252

To repeal an obsolete provision in title 49, United States Code, requiring motor vehicle insurance cost reporting

H.R. 6014 / Public Law No. 112–253

Katie Sepich Enhanced DNA Collection Act of 2012

H.R. 6260 / Public Law No. 112–254

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 211 Hope Street in Mountain View, California, as the "Lieutenant Kenneth M. Ballard Memorial Post Office"

H.R. 6379 / Public Law No. 112–255

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 6239 Savannah Highway in Ravenel, South Carolina, as the "Representative Curtis B. Inabinett, Sr. Post Office"

H.R. 6587 / Public Law No. 112–256

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 225 Simi Village Drive in Simi Valley, California, as the "Postal Inspector Terry Asbury Post Office Building"

H.R. 6620 / Public Law No. 112–257

Former Presidents Protection Act of 2012

H.R. 6671 / Public Law No. 112–258

Video Privacy Protection Act Amendments Act of 2012

S. 925 / Public Law No. 112–259

Mt. Andrea Lawrence Designation Act of 2011

S. 3202 / Public Law No. 112–260

Dignified Burial and Other Veterans' Benefits Improvement Act of 2012

S. 3666 / Public Law No. 112–261

To amend the Animal Welfare Act to modify the definition of "exhibitor"

S.J. Res. 49 / Public Law No. 112–262

Providing for the appointment of Barbara Barrett as a citizen regent of the Board of Regents of the Smithsonian Institution

Approved January 14

H.R. 443 / Public Law No. 112–263

To provide for the conveyance of certain property from the United States to the Maniilaq Association located in Kotzebue, Alaska

H.R. 1464 / Public Law No. 112–264

North Korean Child Welfare Act of 2012

H.R. 2076 / Public Law No. 112–265

Investigative Assistance for Violent Crimes Act of 2012

H.R. 4212 / Public Law No. 112–266

Drywall Safety Act of 2012

H.R. 4365 / Public Law No. 112–267

To amend title 5, United States Code, to make clear that accounts in the Thrift Savings Fund are subject to certain Federal tax levies

H.R. 4606 / Public Law No. 112–268

To authorize the issuance of right-of-way permits for natural gas pipelines in Glacier National Park, and for other purposes

H.R. 6029 / Public Law No. 112–269

Foreign and Economic Espionage Penalty Enhancement Act of 2012

H.R. 6060 / Public Law No. 112–270

Endangered Fish Recovery Programs Extension Act of 2012

H.R. 6328 / Public Law No. 112–271

Clothe a Homeless Hero Act

H.R. 6364 / Public Law No. 112–272

World War I Centennial Commission Act

H.R. 6586 / Public Law No. 112–273

Space Exploration Sustainability Act

H.R. 6621 / Public Law No. 112–274

To correct and improve certain provisions of the Leahy-Smith America Invents Act and title 35, United States Code

H.R. 6655 / Public Law No. 112–275

Protect our Kids Act of 2012

S. 3331 / Public Law No. 112–276

Intercountry Adoption Universal Accreditation Act of 2012

S. 3454 / Public Law No. 112–277

Intelligence Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2013

S. 3472 / Public Law No. 112–278

Uninterrupted Scholars Act (USA)

S. 3630 / Public Law No. 112–279

To designate the facility of the United States Postal Service located at 218 North Milwaukee Street in Waterford, Wisconsin, as the "Captain Rhett W. Schiller Post Office"

S. 3662 / Public Law No. 112–280

Lieutenant Ryan Patrick Jones Post Office Designation Act

S. 3677 / Public Law No. 112–281

To make a technical correction to the Flood Disaster Protection Act of 1973

S.J. Res. 44 / Public Law No. 112–282

Granting the consent of Congress to the State and Province Emergency Management Assistance Memorandum of Understanding

Approved January 15

S. 2318 / Public Law No. 112–283

Department of State Rewards Program Update and Technical Corrections Act of 2012

Approved January 29

H.R. 152 / Public Law No. 113-2

Making supplemental appropriations for the fiscal year ending September 30, 2013, to improve and streamline disaster assistance for Hurricane Sandy, and for other purposes.

Approved February 4

H.R. 325 / Public Law No. 113–3

No Budget, No Pay Act of 2013

Approved March 7

S. 47 / Public Law No. 113–4

Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013

Approved March 13

H.R. 307 / Public Law No. 113–5

Pandemic and All-Hazards Preparedness Reauthorization Act of 2013

Approved March 26

H.R. 933 / Public Law No. 113–6

Consolidated and Further Continuing Appropriations Act, 2013

Approved April 15

S. 716 / Public Law No. 113–7

To modify the requirements under the STOCK Act regarding online access to certain financial disclosure statements and related forms

Approved May 1

H.R. 1246 / Public Law No. 113–8

District of Columbia Chief Financial Officer Vacancy Act

H.R. 1765 / Public Law No. 113–9

Reducing Flight Delays Act of 2013

Approved May 17

H.R. 1071 / Public Law No. 113–10

To specify the size of the precious-metal blanks that will be used in the production of the National Baseball Hall of Fame commemorative coins

Approved May 24

H.R. 360 / Public Law No. 113–11

To award posthumously a Congressional Gold Medal to Addie Mae Collins, Denise McNair, Carole Robertson, and Cynthia Wesley to commemorate the lives they lost 50 years ago in the bombing of the Sixteenth Street Baptist Church, where these 4 little Black girls' ultimate sacrifice served as a catalyst for the Civil Rights Movement

Approved June 3

H.R. 258 / Public Law No. 113–12

Stolen Valor Act of 2013

S. 982 / Public Law No. 113–13

Freedom to Fish Act

Approved June 13

S. 622 / Public Law No. 113–14

Animal Drug and Animal Generic Drug User Fee Reauthorization Act of 2013

Approved June 25

H.R. 475 / Public Law No. 113–15

To amend the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to include vaccines against seasonal influenza within the definition of taxable vaccines

Approved July 12

H.R. 324 / Public Law No. 113–16

To grant the Congressional Gold Medal, collectively, to the First Special Service Force, in recognition of its superior service during World War II

H.R. 1151 / Public Law No .113–17

To direct the Secretary of State to develop a strategy to obtain observer status for Taiwan at the triennial International Civil Aviation Organization Assembly, and for other purposes

H.R. 2383 / Public Law No. 113–18

To designate the new Interstate Route 70 bridge over the Mississippi River connecting St. Louis, Missouri, and southwestern Illinois as the "Stan Musial Veterans Memorial Bridge"

Approved July 18

H.R. 251 / Public Law No. 113–19

South Utah Valley Electric Conveyance Act

H.R. 254 / Public Law No. 113–20

Bonneville Unit Clean Hydropower Facilitation Act

H.R. 588 / Public Law No. 113–21

Vietnam Veterans Donor Acknowledgment Act of 2013

Approved July 25

H.R. 2289 / Public Law No. 113–22

To rename section 219(c) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 as the Kay Bailey Hutchison Spousal IRA

Approved August 9

H.R. 267 / Public Law No. 113–23

Hydropower Regulatory Efficiency Act of 2013

H.R. 678 / Public Law No. 113–24

Bureau of Reclamation Small Conduit Hydropower Development and Rural Jobs Act

H.R. 1092 / Public Law No. 113–25

To designate the air route traffic control center located in Nashua, New Hampshire, as the "Patricia Clark Boston Air Route Traffic Control Center"

H.R. 1171 / Public Law No. 113–26

Formerly Owned Resources for Veterans to Express Thanks for Service Act of 2013

H.R. 1344 / Public Law No. 113–27

Helping Heroes Fly Act

H.R. 1911 / Public Law No. 113–28

Bipartisan Student Loan Certainty Act of 2013

H.R. 2167 / Public Law No. 113–29

Reverse Mortgage Stabilization Act of 2013

H.R. 2576 / Public Law No. 113–30

To amend title 49, United States Code, to modify requirements relating to the availability of pipeline safety regulatory documents, and for other purposes

H.R. 2611 / Public Law No. 113–31

To designate the headquarters building of the Coast Guard on the campus located at 2701 Martin Luther King, Jr., Avenue Southeast in the District of Columbia as the "Douglas A. Munro Coast Guard Headquarters Building", and for other purposes

Approved September 18

S. 130 / Public Law No. 113–32

Powell Shooting Range Land Conveyance Act

S. 157 / Public Law No. 113–33

Denali National Park Improvement Act

S. 256 / Public Law No. 113–34

To amend Public Law 93–435 with respect to the Northern Mariana Islands, providing parity with Guam, the Virgin Islands, and American Samoa

S. 304 / Public Law No. 113–35

Natchez Trace Parkway Land Conveyance Act of 2013

S. 459 / Public Law No. 113–36

Minuteman Missile National Historic Site Boundary Modification Act

Approved September 30

H.R. 1412 / Public Law No. 113–37

Department of Veterans Affairs Expiring Authorities Act of 2013

H.R. 3092 / Public Law No. 113–38

E. Clay Shaw, Jr. Missing Children's Assistance Reauthorization Act of 2013

H.R. 3210 / Public Law No. 113–39

Pay Our Military Act

Approved October 2

H.R. 527 / Public Law No. 113–40

Helium Stewardship Act of 2013

S. 793 / Public Law No. 113–41

Organization of American States Revitalization and Reform Act of 2013

Approved October 4

H.R. 3233 / Public Law No. 113–42

To extend the period during which Iraqis who were employed by the United States Government in Iraq may be granted special immigrant status and to temporarily increase the fee or surcharge for processing machine-readable nonimmigrant visas

S. 1348 / Public Law No. 113–43

Congressional Award Program Reauthorization Act of 2013

Approved October 10

H.J. Res. 91 / Public Law No. 113–44

Department of Defense Survivor Benefits Continuing Appropriations Resolution, 2014

Approved October 15

H.R. 3095 / Public Law No. 113–45

To ensure that any new or revised requirement providing for the screening, testing, or treatment of individuals operating commercial motor vehicles for sleep disorders is adopted pursuant to a rulemaking proceeding, and for other purposes

Approved October 17

H.R. 2775 / Public Law No. 113–46

Continuing Appropriations Act, 2014

Approved October 31

H.R. 3190 / Public Law No. 113–47

United States Parole Commission Extension Act of 2013

Approved November 13

H.R. 2094 / Public Law No. 113–48

School Access to Emergency Epinephrine Act

H.R. 3302 / Public Law No. 113–49

To name the Department of Veterans Affairs medical center in Bay Pines, Florida, as the "C.W. Bill Young Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center"

Approved November 21

H.R. 2747 / Public Law No. 113–50

Streamlining Claims Processing for Federal Contractor Employees Act

S. 330 / Public Law No. 113–51

HIV Organ Policy Equity Act

S. 893 / Public Law No. 113–52

Veterans' Compensation Cost-of-Living Adjustment Act of 2013

Approved November 27

H.R. 1848 / Public Law No. 113–53

Small Airplane Revitalization Act of 2013

H.R. 3204 / Public Law No. 113–54

Drug Quality and Security Act

S. 252 / Public Law No. 113–55

To reduce preterm labor and delivery and the risk of pregnancy-related deaths and complications due to pregnancy, and to reduce infant mortality caused by prematurity, and for other purposes

Approved December 2

S. 1545 / Public Law No. 113–56

PEPFAR Stewardship and Oversight Act of 2013

Approved December 9

H.R. 3626 / Public Law No. 113–57

To extend the Undetectable Firearms Act of 1988 for 10 years

Approved December 20

H.R. 185 / Public Law No.113–58

To designate the United States courthouse located at 101 East Pecan Street in Sherman, Texas, as the "Paul Brown United States Courthouse"

H.R. 1402 / Public Law No. 113–59

VA Expiring Authorities Extension Act of 2013

H.R. 2251 / Public Law No. 113–60

To designate the United States courthouse and Federal building located at 118 South Mill Street, in Fergus Falls, Minnesota, as the "Edward J. Devitt United States Courthouse and Federal Building"

H.R. 2871 / Public Law No. 113–61

To amend title 28, United States Code, to modify the composition of the southern judicial district of Mississippi to improve judicial efficiency, and for other purposes

H.R. 2922 / Public Law No. 113–62

To extend the authority of the Supreme Court Police to protect court officials away from the Supreme Court grounds

H.R. 3458 / Public Law No. 113–63

Fallen Firefighters Assistance Tax Clarification Act of 2013

H.R. 3588 / Public Law No. 113–64

Community Fire Safety Act of 2013

S. 1471 / Public Law No. 113–65

Alicia Dawn Koehl Respect for National Cemeteries Act

Approved December 26

H.R. 3304 / Public Law No. 113–66

National Defense Authorization Act for Fiscal Year 2014

H.J. Res. 59 / Public Law No. 113–67

Making continuing appropriations for fiscal year 2014, and for other purposes

H.R. 623 / Public Law No. 113–68

Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium Land Transfer Act

H.R. 767 / Public Law No. 113–69

To amend the Energy Policy Act of 2005 to modify the Pilot Project offices of the Federal Permit Streamlining Pilot Project

H.R. 2319 / Public Law No. 113–70

Native American Veterans' Memorial Amendments Act of 2013

H.R. 3343 / Public Law No. 113–71

To amend the District of Columbia Home Rule Act to clarify the rules regarding the determination of the compensation of the Chief Financial Officer of the District of Columbia

H.R. 3487 / Public Law No. 113–72

To amend the Federal Election Campaign Act to extend through 2018 the authority of the Federal Election Commission to impose civil money penalties on the basis of a schedule of penalties established and published by the Commission, to expand such authority to certain other violations, and for other purposes