President Barack Obama delivers remarks before signing HR 4348, the Transportation and Student Loan Interest Rate bill, during a ceremony in the East Room of the White House, July 6, 2012. (Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)
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.