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Obama signs bill into law at Northern Virginia Community College

Anita Kumar

At the Alexandria campus of Northern Virginia Community College today, President Obama signed into law revisions to his health-care bill that include changes designed to make higher education more affordable.

In a signing ceremony, Obama said the health-care reform legislation and the revisions represent "two major victories ... that will improve the lives of our people for generations to come."

Read the full report by Post reporter William Branigin.

Virginia state Sen. Jill Holtzman Vogel (R-Winchester), one of the sponsors of a bill that makes it illegal for the state to require citizens to purchase health care, said she was surprised to hear Obama say today that members of Congress respond to what they're hearing in communities.

"If President Obama had been listening to the people, this law would not be on the books," she said. "If Harry Reid had been listening to the people, the Senate would have voted to block sex offenders from getting government-paid impotence drugs. If Nancy Pelosi had been listening, the House would have scrapped this entire legislative package, and Democrats would have collaborated with Republicans to work out a bill that would cover more people without turning the IRS into the nation's insurance police."

By Anita Kumar  |  March 30, 2010; 3:48 PM ET
Categories:  Anita Kumar , Barack Obama , General Assembly 2010 , State Senate  
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