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Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act

Change in White House & Congress Led to Passage of This Once-Stalled Bill


When the Supreme Court ruled against a female Goodyear Tire employee who sued for compensation due to gender-based wage discrimination over a 19-year career, that woman -- Lilly Ledbetter -- sought to change the law with the help of Congress.

1. Why the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Matters to Women

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The story of Lilly Ledbetter, who earned nearly a quarter million dollars less in wages over a lifetime as compared to her male co-workers simply because she was female.

2. H.R. 2831 - Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2007

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Details on the House version of the Lilly Ledbetter Act, including date introduced and sponsors of the bill.

3. Senator Barbara Mikulski on the Need for the Ledbetter Act

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Bill sponsor Mikulski (D-Maryland) and Senator Edward Kennedy (D-Massachusetts) explain why the Ledbetter Act is an essential piece of legislation to ensure pay equity.

4. A New Congress in 2009 Moves Ledbetter & Paycheck Fairness Act Forward

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After months of stagnation, two important pieces of legislation intended to correct gender-based pay inequity became a top priority of the 111th Congress as it convened in early January 2009.

5. Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Passes Senate

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Details on the January 22, 2009 Senate vote that passed the Lilly Ledbetter Act.

6. Lily Ledbetter Act First Law Signed By President Obama

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On January 29th, 2008, two historic events dovetailed in one momentous occasion as President Obama signed his first law, the Lilly Ledbetter Act.

7. President Obama's Remarks on the Signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Act

President Obama's remarks as he signed his first law -- the Lilly Ledbetter Act -- on January 29, 2009.

8. First Lady Michelle Obama on Passage of Lilly Ledbetter Act

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In her first official function as First Lady, Michelle Obama hosted a reception following the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Act and shared remarks with those assembled.

9. Transcript of Michelle Obama's Remarks on Lilly Ledbetter & Ledbetter Act

A transcript of the remarks made by First Lady Michelle Obama at the reception honoring Lilly Ledbetter and the signing of the law that bears her name.

10. Lilly Ledbetter on the Signing of the Act that Bears Her Name

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Transcript of the remarks made by Lilly Ledbetter at the reception honoring her and the passage of the act named after her.

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