Obama to Sign Health Care Reform Into Law Tuesday Morning

Posted March 22, 2010 at 7:48pm

President Barack Obama will sign health care reform into law late Tuesday morning and all lawmakers who supported the bill are invited to attend the ceremony, White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs said Monday.

The signing ceremony is scheduled to begin at 11:15 a.m.

Obama also “will have with him many of the stories that he’s given lift to over the course of the past year to help demonstrate exactly why the president did what he did for so long and who this impacts the most,” Gibbs said.

The president will also sign an executive order either Tuesday “or in the coming days” restating that no federal funds will go toward abortions, Gibbs said. Obama agreed to the added step of signing the order as part of a deal with a handful of anti-abortion-rights Democrats in order to secure their vote for the bill.