From Sunlen Miller
Late morning President Obama will sign the HIRE Act – one of the first pieces of the Democrats' "jobs agenda" – the $17.4 billion bill that includes payroll tax breaks for companies hiring people long out of work.
The bill passed yesterday in the Senate by a vote of 68-29.
The president will be joined by members of Congress, members of the President’s cabinet and economic team, small business owners and workers in the Rose Garden signing ceremony.
The president’s Press Secretary will also make good use of the Rose Garden today. Robert Gibbs will hold his daily press briefing from the sunny Rose Garden instead of the regular briefing room inside. With the weather turning nicer in Washington, DC, earlier in the week Gibbs joked that, ““like class, we should move this outside.’’