Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act Passes House

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Yesterday, the House voted 225-199 in favor of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act.   Now onto the Senate.   Call your Senators.

- David S. Cohen

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  1. Stephanie Farrior says:

    The Senate companion bill is the Fair Pay Restoration Act (S. 1843), introduced by Sen. Kennedy. The US Chamber of Commerce lobbied hard against the bill in the House and we can expect a similar effort from them in the Senate. URGE YOUR SENATORS TO CO-SPONSOR S. 1843, or if one or both have already signed on as a co-sponsor, send a message thanking them (see original post for link to list with phone numbers and email forms).

    Co-sponsors of S. 1843 as of July 30, 2007:

    Sen. Joseph Biden [D-DE]
    Sen. Barbara Boxer [D-CA]
    Sen. Sherrod Brown [D-OH]
    Sen. Hillary Clinton [D-NY]
    Sen. Christopher Dodd [D-CT]
    Sen. Richard Durbin [D-IL]
    Sen. Russ Feingold [D-WI]
    Sen. Thomas Harkin [D-IA]
    Sen. John Kerry [D-MA]
    Sen. Patrick Leahy [D-VT]
    Sen. Claire McCaskill [D-MO]
    Sen. Barbara Mikulski [D-MD]
    Sen. Patty Murray [D-WA]
    Sen. Barack Obama [D-IL]
    Sen. John Reed [D-RI]
    Sen. Charles Schumer [D-NY]
    Sen. Olympia Snowe [R-ME]
    Sen. Arlen Specter [R-PA]
    Sen. Debbie Ann Stabenow [D-MI]
    Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse [D-RI]

    To see the roll call vote on the House bill, go to http://clerk.house.gov/evs/2007/roll768.xml
    Only two Republicans voted in favor, Chris Shays (R-CT) and Don Young (R-AK). Six Dems voted against.