DNC - Chairman Governor Tim Kaine on Signing of Historic Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act

Washington, DC -- DNC Chairman Governor Tim Kaine issued the following statement following President Barack Obama's signing of his first bill, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act to ensure all American workers are treated fairly under the law:


“By signing this historic bill, President Barack Obama made good on his promise to ensure that every American is treated fairly under the law. Women still make only 78 cents for every dollar men earn, creating a disparity that hurts not only women but all of our families. As we work to address the current economic crisis, it’s more important than ever that our economy works for everyone and protections are in place to prevent pay discrimination. Following a strong legislative effort, I’m particularly proud that it was our new President who signaled the importance of the principle of equal pay for equal work by making it the first bill signed during his presidency.”