Obama Prepares to Sign Healthcare Bill

WASHINGTON, March 23 (UPI) — U.S. President Barack Obama will sign the sweeping healthcare reform bill into law Tuesday in the East Room, the White House said.

The signing ceremony will include remarks by Obama, who will be introduced by Vice President Joe Biden, the White House daily schedule indicated.

After the signing, Obama will go to the Interior Department, where he will discuss the healthcare reform bill passed Sunday by the House. The Senate passed the bill in December.

In the afternoon, Obama is scheduled to meet with Sens. John Kerry, D-Mass., and Richard Lugar, R-Ind., as part of continuing consultations with Congress on the Strategic Arms Reduction Treaty, the White House said.

In the evening, the president will meet with Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu in the Oval Office.

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