Chairman Miller Statement on Veto Threat of Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. George Miller (D-CA), chairman of the House Education and Labor Committee, issued the following statement today after the White House threatened to veto legislation, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, that would rectify a recent Supreme Court ruling that made it harder for workers to pursue pay discrimination claims.
“The President has issued enough veto threats to paper the walls of the U.S. Capitol Building. But this legislation is going to pass with bipartisan support, and it is going to become law, because it is the right thing to do. It would be unconscionable for us to permit this discrimination to continue. Workers should not be treated differently from their colleagues on the basis of their gender, their skin color, or their religion. This is a basic value that Americans cherish, and it is a shame to see the President of the United States fight against it.”