Senate Passes Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

Why, yes—I do enjoy a teaspoon with my US Senate legislation!
The US Senate passed a major wage discrimination bill, moving one step closer to presenting the legislation to President Barack Obama so that it may signed into law.

The bill, adopted by a 61 to 36 vote, would facilitate judiciary procedures for an employee discriminated against on the basis of age, sex, race, religion or country of origin.

…"There is no reason anyone should take home a paycheck different from his or her coworker's based solely on that worker's gender, race, age, ethnicity or disability. And in a historically weak economy such as ours, American families can no longer afford it," Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid said in a statement.

"We send this to the president as soon as possible so he can sign it into law."
The House passed the act on Jan. 9. Lilly Ledbetter has reportedly already been invited by President Obama to appear at the White House for the signing ceremony. Blub.

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