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President Obama Signs JOBS Act Into Law

President Barack Obama signs the Jumpstart our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, on Thursday in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.
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President Barack Obama signs the Jumpstart our Business Startups (JOBS) Act, on Thursday in the Rose Garden of the White House in Washington.

"This bill represents exactly the kind of bipartisan action we should be taking in Washington to help our economy," said President Obama before signing the Jumpstart Our Business Startups (JOBS) Act into law.

It was a rare bipartisan moment in Washington. Just look at this picture:

The Democratic president is flanked by Majority Leader Rep. Eric Cantor, a Republican from Virginia and Eleanor Holmes Norton, a Democratic delegate from the District of Columbia.

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Eyder Peralta is NPR's East Africa correspondent based in Nairobi, Kenya.