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There is no time to delay. The American people need action on the economy now. Despite the worsening economic crisis, Republican leaders in Congress keep saying 'No' to legislation designed to help speed relief to America's families, workers and small … Continue reading

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Speaker Pelosi: This Black History Month is especially significant as we recognize three historic events: the Inauguration of Barack Obama; the centennial celebration of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); and, the bicentennial of Abraham Lincoln's … Continue reading

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The House has just passed the Paycheck Fairness Act, H.R. 1338, by a vote of 247-178. Although the wage gap between men and women has narrowed since the passage of the landmark Equal Pay Act in 1963, gender-based wage discrimination … Continue reading

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By obstructing a vote on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, Senate Republicans have thwarted efforts to restore balance in the law and allow victims of wage discrimination to seek justice in the courts. In so doing, they have again … Continue reading

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Today is Equal Pay Day, the day which marks how far into the year a woman must work, on average, to earn as much as a man earned the previous year. President John Kennedy signed the Equal Pay Act in … Continue reading

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On Labor Day, we pay tribute to the talent, intellect, and entrepreneurial spirit of hard-working Americans, who through their labor have made our nation strong. This holiday is fundamentally different from all the others we celebrate as a nation. As … Continue reading

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With the House nearing debate on the Children's Health and Medicare Protection Act (CHAMP), the House has passed several important pieces of legislation by wide bipartisan margins in just the last few hours. Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which passed … Continue reading

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The House passed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2007 this afternoon by a vote of 225-199, restoring and clarifying discrimination protections in the Civil Rights Act. Speaker Pelosi released the following statement upon passage: The New Direction Congress … Continue reading

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In May, the Supreme Court issued a 5-4 decision, in Ledbetter v. Goodyear, that tosses aside prior law and makes it much harder for workers to pursue pay discrimination claims. The court held that a worker must file a charge … Continue reading

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Chairman George Miller of the Education and Labor Committee reacts to President Bush’s threat to veto the the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act: Chairman Miller Statement on Veto Threat of Ledbetter Fair Pay Act WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Rep. George … Continue reading

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