Hare Celebrates Passage of Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
Congressman Phil Hare (D-IL) today released the following statement after the House of Representatives gave final approval to the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, legislation that remedies a recent Supreme Court decision which made it tougher for women to recover damages for pay discrimination. The bill now heads to President Obama's desk.
"The passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act is a victory for women, families, and the values we stand for as Americans. Anything less than equal pay for equal work is simply unacceptable. When the Supreme Court misinterprets the law and jeopardizes our civil rights, Congress has a responsibility to act. I am extremely proud that in this case we did."