Obama Signs Bills from Hawaii With Auto-Pen

By Roberta Garcia-Ojeda

Credit: AP

President Barack Obama signs an executive order after speaking about jobs, energy independence, and climate change, Monday, Jan. 26, 2009, in the East Room of the White House in Washington. (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

January 3, 2013 Updated Jan 3, 2013 at 10:05 AM EDT

HONOLULU (www.incnow.tv) --- President Obama signs both Fiscal Cliff and Defense Bill with Auto-Pen from Hawaii.

Early Thursday morning, President Obama arrived in Hawaii and signed the measure that passed the House and Senate.

He electronically signed the Bill as he began to finish the remainder of his holiday vacation.

The Senate passed the bill late Monday 89 to 8 and then late Tuesday, the House approved the measure with a vote of 257 to 167.

The bill extended unemployment benefits, prevented cuts in Medicare and delays the billions of dollars that would have cut defense and domestic programs.

President Obama says he was pleased to see both parties coming to an agreement.

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