U.S. PresidentBarack Obama signs the healthcare legislation during a ceremony in the East Room of theWhite House
in Washington, March 23, 2010. Obama sealed a hard-fought victory on
Tuesday by signing into law a landmark healthcare reform measure that
will help shape his legacy and theDemocrats‘ chances of holding power in theU.S. Congress.
HouseRepublican Conference Chairman Rep.Mike Pence, R-Ind, accompanied by Rep.Cathy McMorris Rodgers, R-Wash. , discusses health care legislation during a news conference on Capitol Hill in Washington, Tuesday, March 23, 2010.