9/11 health bill flown to Hawaii for Obama to sign
January 2nd, 2011
04:16 PM ET

9/11 health bill flown to Hawaii for Obama to sign

WASHINGTON (CNN) - President Obama signed the 9/11 health bill into law in Hawaii on Sunday, White House spokesman Bill Burton said.

Obama signed the bill during his Hawaiian vacation.  No signing ceremony was held.

The bill made a long journey in order to get signed. A printed copy of the bill flew with a White House staffer from Washington to the Hawaiian island of Oahu, so Obama could sign it from his vacation rental in Kailua.

"It came out with a member of the staff so that it could be signed in a timely fashion," Burton said.

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