DNC Chair Wasserman Schultz’s Statement on the 6th Anniversary of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

Washington, DC – DNC Chair Debbie Wasserman Schultz released the following statement on the 6th anniversary of President Obama signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act into law:

“Six years ago today, President Obama made the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act the first piece of legislation he signed into law. By doing so, President Obama set a course for his administration to defend equality of opportunity for all Americans and prioritize middle class economic policies that help families make ends meet.

“With more women serving as their family’s primary breadwinner, equal pay is more than a women’s issue; equal pay is a family issue and an economic issue. Yet Congressional Republicans continue to oppose the Paycheck Fairness Act – common sense legislation necessary to provide women the legal tools they need to fight pay discrimination when it occurs – and the GOP’s potential 2016 contenders dismiss the importance of equal pay as an economic issue for middle class families.

“Six years after the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act became law, Democrats are still fighting for economic policies that benefit middle class women and their families, including steps that continue to move us closer to the promise of equal pay.”

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