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Hooray: Obama Signs the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Restoration Act

"And I sign this bill for my daughters, and all those who will come after us ..."

Today, President Barack Obama signed his first major piece of legislation, boosting workers’ ability to bring pay-discrimination lawsuits. Also at the ceremony with Obama was Lilly Ledbetter, Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, House Speaker Rep. Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., and other top women in government. From Obama’s remarks during the East Room signing ceremony.

 

And I sign this bill for my daughters, and all those who will come after us, because I want them to grow up in a nation that values their contributions, where there are no limits to their dreams and they have opportunities their mothers and grandmothers never could have imagined.

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Amanda Terkel is deputy research director at the Center for American Progress and serves as deputy editor for the Progress Report and ThinkProgress.org at the Center for American Progress.
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