Equal Pay Legislation, Co-Sponsored By Menendez, Is Signed Into Law
January 30, 2009
Washington - Today, President Barack Obama signed into law the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which was co-sponsored by U.S. Senator Robert Menendez (D-NJ). The law will help ensure all Americans are paid the same wage regardless of their age, gender, race or ethnicity.
Senator Menendez released the following statement upon the bill's signing:
"As a father and an American of Latino descent, it is tremendously meaningful to help ensure that my daughter and my son are paid based on their work, not their gender or ethnicity. Pay discrimination is a relic of an outdated and unconscionable way of thinking, and hopefully this new law will put a nail in its coffin. Equal pay for equal work should be a right, not just with family budgets extra tight in this economy, but always. I was proud to co-sponsor this legislation, and I was proud to see President Obama sign it into law today."
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