This afternoon, President Obama signed legislation that accomplishes two important goals — keeping thousands of construction workers on the job rebuilding America's infrastructure and preventing interest rates on federal student loans from doubling.
"These steps will make a real difference in the lives of millions of Americans — some of whom are standing with us here today," the President said. "But make no mistake — we’ve got a lot more to do."
The President addressed an audience of students and construction workers from the East Room of the White House.
"[Let's] make sure that we are keeping folks on the job and we're keeping our students in school," he said.
Earlier, we shared a video with young people who helped to push for this bill describing why it's so important to speak out. Give it a watch.
Source: White House.gov Blog Feed