April 5th, 2012
07:42 AM ET
President Obama will hold his second public signing ceremony in two days on Thursday. After signing the STOCK Act on Wednesday, he’ll turn his attention to the JOBS Act, which he will sign in the Rose Garden at 2:10 PM.
The White House is touting the bill as another example of bipartisanship. When asked if President Obama agreed with economists’ criticism that the JOBS Act would diminish investor protections, possibly increasing more get-rich schemes, Press Secretary Jay Carney said the president supported the bill after Senate Democrats added certain amendments.
“[The bill] includes at its heart provisions that the President initially put forward for consideration by Congress,” Carney said. “And he's pleased that even in an environment where getting bipartisan cooperation is very, very difficult, we have seen enough of it to enable us to pass two pieces of legislation that the President called for.”
The rest of the president’s day will be away from cameras. He has his usual briefings and weekly lunch with Vice President Biden, but in the afternoon he’ll be hosting a private screening of “To Kill a Mockingbird.” CNN White House Producer Adam Aigner-Treworgy previewed the event here.
The president will spend the evening campaigning with two events at local DC hotels. These will be the first campaign events since President Obama formally became the Democratic nominee for President. Neither one is on camera.
The White House press briefing is schedule to begin at 11:30 AM.
Here's today's full schedule: