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Bills that Obama signed into law yesterday

H.R. 2923, the “Combat Methamphetamine Enhancement Act of 2010,” which requires retail sellers of products containing pseudoephedrine, ephedrine and phenylpropanolamine that are precursors for methamphetamine to submit to the Department of Justice a self-certification that includes a statement that the seller understands and agrees to comply with the legal requirements with respect to these products;

H.R. 3553, the “Indian Veterans Housing Opportunity Act of 2010,” which makes changes to certain Native American housing assistance programs by disregarding as income benefits received for disabilities resulting from military service;

H.R. 3689, which extends the authority of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial Fund to construct a visitors center at or near the Vietnam Veterans Memorial on federal land in the District;

H.R. 3980, the “Redundancy Elimination and Enhanced Performance for Preparedness Grants Act,” which requires the Federal Emergency Management Agency to submit reports to Congress on: (1) plans to eliminate redundant reporting requirements imposed by FEMA on state, local and tribal governments in connection with the awarding of homeland security preparedness grants; and (2) efforts to measure and assess the performance of the programs funded by the grants;

S. 1132, the “Law Enforcement Officers Safety Act Improvements Act of 2010,” which (1) specifies that current and former law enforcement and police officers of the executive branch of the federal government and current and former law enforcement officers of the Amtrak police and the Federal Reserve may generally be exempted from state laws prohibiting the carrying of concealed weapons; and (2) makes various other amendments to the requirements for exemption of current and former law enforcement officers from such state laws; and

S. 3397, the “Secure and Responsible Drug Disposal Act of 2010,” which provides authority for ultimate users who have lawfully obtained controlled substances to deliver those substances for disposal to entities, including long-term-care facilities, authorized to engage in drug disposal in accordance with regulations issued by the Department of Justice to prevent diversion of the controlled substances.

By Ezra Klein  | October 13, 2010; 9:00 AM ET
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Wow, his pen was busy....glad someone told me. wouldn't know if it wasn't for you Ezra.

#fail by main stream media.
and also a fail by npr.

Posted by: fausto412 | October 13, 2010 9:46 AM | Report abuse

i hope you will please let us all know, the legislation that he passes and the constructive things that he is doing each day.
all the good things that we NEVER hear about.
just the bad stuff.
i was very upset when a journalist, yesterday, referred to him as "invisible," and bill clinton, as a "visible force."
is there not enough real stuff to talk about, that to reinvent bill clinton, when all he is doing is shaking hands and enjoying adulation from old supporters.
president obama is out there working for us everyday, and bill clinton is out there, "shmoozing" everyday, and if some journalists think this is a fair and meaningful comparison, and they want to talk up this scenario, they are doing a great disservice to all of us.
i still say, it is the democrats and democratic pundits, who cant get over the fact that obama won, that are doing whatever they can to belittle, diminish and sink his presidency.
these journalists should be informing us on the good things that are happening, but they are stuck like a broken record, on the bad things.
if you keep reiterating a perception long enough, then everyone believes you, without really knowing the facts.
just like a broken record needle stuck on a few words....those are the words you will remember.
what a sadness for all of us.

Posted by: jkaren | October 13, 2010 10:14 AM | Report abuse

Did anybody else find this amusing:

"requires the Federal Emergency Management Agency to submit reports to Congress on: (1) plans to eliminate redundant reporting requirements imposed by FEMA"

Submitting reports to eliminate redundant reporting.

(I know, I know it's about state and local level but it's still some great bureaucratic govt speak)

Posted by: ChicagoIndependant | October 13, 2010 10:39 AM | Report abuse

More laws are better laws!

Posted by: theo2709 | October 13, 2010 10:42 AM | Report abuse

H.R. 2923 is a bane to my existence- sucking 10 minutes of time per month.

S. 1132 seems frankly insane. Why should retired dudes not be responsible for getting a concealed weapons permit like everyone else? Awful!

Posted by: staticvars | October 13, 2010 1:33 PM | Report abuse

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