Dem lawmakers tweet, post pics from White House signing

Several Democratic lawmakers took to Twitter Tuesday right before the signing of the healthcare reform bill at the White House.

Members of Congress who supported the bill were invited to attend the East Room signing, as well as other dignitaries and some citizens whose personal stories were used by Democrats in support of reform.

Rep. Keith Ellison (D-Minn.) tweeted twice:

Full house in the WH as Reps/Sens pack in to witness Obama sign HC bill. Atmosphere is bubbly, giddy.

Packed room in WH goes quiet as BHO prepares to enter. All you can hear is shutter clicking of many cameras.

Sen. Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) tweeted:

President Obama is a few minutes away from signing the most important bill that any of us in the East Room has ever worked on. Sherrod

Rep. Jim Himes (D-Conn.) tweeted:

At White House sitting next to John Lewis, hero of civil rights movement, called the "n word" by protesters last week.

Rep. Mike Honda (D-Calif.) tweeted:

At White House for #HCR signing. The promise of our great country will finally show in its HC system and to 32mil Americans in the shadows.

Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.) tweeted a picture of Vice President Joe Biden and Obama, shown here.

Rep. Tim Ryan (D-Ohio) tweeted:

Vice President Biden on #hcr: "history is made when passion is matched with principle."

Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-Fla.) tweeted:

Obama honoring lots of Americans now. People who didn't deserve unfair treatment. This is about putting people first, not politics. #hcr

He also tweeted after Obama actually signed the bill:

Now that's a signature! #hcr

Sen. Arlen Specter (D-Pa.) tweeted:

At long last, health care reform is law. Well done, Mr. President.

Maryland Gov. Martin O'Malley (D) tweeted:

This morning I will be joining President Obama following the historic signing of health care reform legislation.

And White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs tweeted:

Waiting in Blue Room on main floor of White House for signing ceremony to start...what a journey its been...


Photo by Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-Fla.)