Recognizing that the fight for fair pay doesn't end the day after the fourth anniversary of the signing of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act any more than it ended on any random day in the four previous years, Democratic senators spoke out for the Paycheck Fairness Act on the floor of the Senate Wednesday. Show More Summary
Tuesday is the fourth anniversary of the passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act—the first bill Barack Obama signed into law as president. But while the Ledbetter Act was a good step, women still lack necessary protections against pay discrimination, and Republicans are still blocking a bill that would offer some of those protections. Show More Summary
President Obama signed his first bill into law four years ago today: The Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Watch Lilly's story of her fight for equal pay and share it with your friends.
The first action Barack Obama took as president was to sign the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which extends the legal rights of women who have experienced pay discrimination on the job. It’s something he mentions often, as he has cultivated a reputation as a female-friendly president. Show More Summary
I don't mean to sound ungrateful. President Obama has shown a great deal of support for women on many levels, starting with the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. However, it's time for the President to go beyond that.
During last Tuesday's debate, both candidates had something to say about women and the job market. President Obama made it known that the first bill he signed in 2009 was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which extended the time period in which women could sue for equal pay. Show More Summary
Mitt Romney's campaign won't say if he 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 to trail lawyers. "Much of...Show More Summary
Mitt Romney, displaying the political courage we've come to expect from him, has declined to take a public stand on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. So does that mean we're doomed to simply guess what he thinks? Steve Benen says no:...Show More Summary
For six months, we've waited for Mitt Romney to give his opinion on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. For six months, the Republican presidential hopeful has refused to take a stand. So, the voting public will simply have to remain in the dark? Not exactly -- there's ample eviden …
Click here to view this media Tea party-backed Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) on Sunday defended Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney's refusal to say whether he would sign the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act by suggesting that the lawShow More Summary
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 to trail lawyers. “I think that anyone who’s working out there and making a living, [...]
Day one of early vote in North Carolina. Nevada is up next. Campus teams get ready to get out the vote. New Deal, Square Deal, Fair Deal, now the Sketchy Deal. Why Lilly Ledbetter doesn't trust Mitt Romney on the issue of equal pay. Romney urges bosses to tell their employees how they should vote. But The Boss is voting for President Obama.
Yes and No: Mitt Romney’s campaign appears to be dodging the question of what he would do as president if the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act came to his desk. The confusion over his position on the legislation began when Romney aide Ed Gillespie said his candidate opposed it “at the time.” However, he later retracted that statement. Show More Summary
President Obama, campaigning in Iowa yesterday, boasted about signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law, and noted that Mitt Romney refuses to say whether he supports the law or not. "What's so hard about weighing in on that?" he asked. Campaigning in Ohio today, Preside …
Less than 24 hours after Tuesday's debate, a top Romney adviser switched his statement about whether Romney would have supported the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.
Top Romney adviser Ed Gillespie now tells us he was wrong last night when he said Mitt Romney used to oppose the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act: "He never weighed in on it. As President, he would not seek to...
Sure is tough to keep track of your position on something when you've had so damned many of them, isn't it? First, there was no position on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act: Sam Stein asks Romney folks if Romney who loves women supports Lily Ledbetter Act. Show More Summary
Mitt Romney’s campaign just can’t figure out whether he supports equal pay for women or not. When asked last April about Romney’s view on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which restored equal pay rights the Roberts Court cut back in 2007, Romney’s campaign responded with an awkward six second silence followed by a promise [...]
Mitt Romney sure knows how to woo the ladies, doesn't he? In Tuesday night's debate—a full six months after his campaign evaded the simple question of whether he supports the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act—Romney still didn't have an answer. Show More Summary
When we told them about the Republicans' attempt to block the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which 71 percent of them said was a convincing reason to not vote Republican, one woman spoke for millions across the country when she asked, "What is this, the Stone Age?"