Update on New Health Care Bill: President Obama’s 22 Pen Recipients
The historic New Health Care Bill of USA has already been passed Sunday night. After all the battles and political issues it faced, the bill was able to pass the House of Representatives. Tuesday, President Obama signed the bill and since it is one of the historic bills of the country, the signing ceremony has also gained much popularity.
One question that may arise during this event is the number of pens he is going to use in signing it. It is 22 to be exact. Why does he need to sign it with these number wherein he could use one? Simply because for memorabilia purposes. It is a historic bill in the country and most significant material that could be kept as a remembrance is the pen used to sign it. Where will this pen go after the signing? In the case of President Obama, he kept one for himself, 2 went to the presidential archives and the other 19 went to those people surrounding him as he signed the bill. They were Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid, D-Nev., House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of Health and Human Services Kathleen Sebelius, Henry Waxman, D-Calif., and John Dingell, D-Minn., Sister Carol Keehan, the president of the Catholic Health Association and Vicki Kennedy, the widow of the late Sen. Edward M Kennedy, D-Mass.Follow us on Twitter to get free up-to-date news via tweets from the World Correspondents, or you can subscribe to us by entering your e-mail below. You can confirm your free subscription by clicking the confirmation link that will be sent to your e-mail address. Once you've confirmed, then you're good to go.