- The Washington Times - Friday, January 20, 2017

Within hours of leaving office, President Obama signed his final bill into law Friday, a minor measure that extends a fellowship program for executive agencies.

Mr. Obama signed into law H.R. 39, the “Tested Ability to Leverage Exceptional National Talent Act of 2017,” which was sponsored by House Majority Leader Kevin McCarthy, California Republican.

The law “codifies the Presidential Innovation Fellows Program to enable exceptional individuals with proven track records to serve time-limited appointments in executive agencies to address some of the nation’s most significant challenges,” the White House said.

Mr. Obama signed just over 1,200 measures into law during eight years, far fewer than most of his predecessors, as he clashed repeatedly with Republican leaders in Congress.

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