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Michigan Senate Candidate Calls Lilly Ledbetter Pay Equity Law A ‘Nuisance’: ‘It Shouldn’t Be The Law’

At a campaign event yesterday, former GOP congressman and current Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra said the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 should not be law because interferes with job creation. The law has been in the news lately after presumed GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney hedged on his support for it earlier this [...]
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Top Romney Surrogate Says Pay Equity Legislation Is ‘Nothing But An Effort To Help Trial Lawyers’

US Politics / Liberal : Think Progress (2 years ago)

Mitt Romney’s campaign won’t say if the GOP presidential candidate would have signed the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law, but on Sunday Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) — a top campaign surrogate — disparaged the measure as a giveaway ... Read Post

GOP explains opposition to fair pay laws

US Politics / Liberal : The Maddow Blog (2 years ago)

Last week, Pete Hoekstra, the Republicans' U.S. Senate hopeful in Michigan, called the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay law "a nuisance" that should be stripped from the books. This week in New Hampshire, state Republican Party Executive Di... Read Post

Pete Hoekstra calls Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act 'a nuisance'

US Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos (2 years ago)

Former House member and current Senate candidate Pete Hoekstra, Republican of Michigan, asked if he'd work to repeal the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, had a gem of an answer: "Will, you know, will repealing it be a priority? If you ... Read Post


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