United States President, Barack Obama, signed waiver allowing the Palestinian Liberation Office to keep its office opened in Washington DC for additional six months. The united States passed a law in 1987 preventing the PLO from having an office, but a senate legislation allowed U.S. Presidents to waive the law every six months.

Waivers have been regularly issued by consecutive U.S. presidents since then.
Obama sent a letter to Secretary of State, Hilary Clinton, stating that it is in the best security interests of the United States to issue this waiver.

Obama decided that $800 Million out of the $83.4 billion supplemental spending bill, should be used to boost the Palestinian Authority in the West Bank, and to support the Palestinian people, including providing humanitarian aid to the Gaza Strip.