Date: October 10, 2012
President Signs S. 3245
“Reauthorizing Certain Visa Programs” and S. 300
“The Government Charge Card Abuse Prevention Act of 2012”
On September 28, 2012, the President signed into law S. 3245, Reauthorizing Certain Visa Programs, which became Public Law 112-176. The House of Representatives passed the bill without amendment on September 13, 2012 by a vote of 412 to 3. The Senate passed the bill on August 2, 2012. The bill temporarily reauthorizes the E-Verify program along with a number of visa programs for a period of three years, until September 30, 2015. See Legislative Bulletin 112-22.
On October 5, 2012, the President signed into law S. 300, the Government Charge Card Abuse Prevention Act of 2012, which became Public Law 112-194. The Senate agreed to the House amendment on September 22, 2012 by unanimous consent. The House passed the bill on August 1, 2012. The bill codifies a number of reporting and program integrity policies for government purchase and travel charge card programs. See Legislative Bulletin 112-23.