U.S. President Barack Obama has signed a $6.3 billion bill to fund cancer research, drug addiction recovery and mental health services, in what likely will be his final law signed as president.

“Like many of you, I believe the United States of America should be the country that ends cancer once and for all. We are already closer than a lot of folks think,” Obama said.

In an emotional ceremony, the president signed the 21st Century Cures Act in a White House auditorium. He made a point of highlighting the work of Vice President Joe Biden.

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