House Votes on Ledbetter, Passes it 250-177

The House is voting now on passage of S. 181, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which will lift the statutes of limitations on and otherwise encourage the filing of employment discrimination claims. A clear partyline vote developing.

UPDATE (4:25 p.m.): Passes 250-177. Roll call vote here.

The bill now goes to President Obama for his signature.

Now up, H.R. 1, the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, the hope-to-heck-it’s stimulating bill.

UPDATE (5:40 p.m.): From the National Association for Women, a statement by NOW’s president, Kim Gandy.

This day has been a long time coming for Lilly Ledbetter and every woman who has suffered pay discrimination. It is an important symbol that the Lilly Ledbetter Act will be the first piece of legislation signed by President Barack Obama.


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