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House Proceeding on Jan 9th, 2009 :: 0:11:50 to 0:13:55
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Philip Hare

0:11:46 to 0:12:07( Edit History Discussion )

Philip Hare: only for themselves but for those who will come after us. it's critical that we have an understanding and when the courts face these issues again it's very clear what was intended by congress. i yield back. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman yields back. the gentleman from california,

Philip Hare

0:11:50 to 0:13:55( Edit History Discussion )
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Philip Hare

0:12:08 to 0:12:28( Edit History Discussion )

Philip Hare: mr. miller. mr. miller: i yield two minutes to the gentleman from illinois, mr. re, a member of the committee. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from illinois is recognized for two minutes. mr. hare: thank you, madam speaker. i rise in strong support of h.r. 11, the lilly ledbetter fair pay act, and commend my chairman, chairman miller, for

Philip Hare

0:12:29 to 0:12:49( Edit History Discussion )

Philip Hare: bringing this import legislation forward. last year i, t, had the privilege of hearing ms. ledbetter testify before the education and labor committee. after 19 years as a goodyear employee, ms. ledbetter discovered she was paid significantly less than every single one of her male counterparts. she sued the company, took her

Philip Hare

0:12:50 to 0:13:13( Edit History Discussion )

Philip Hare: case all the way to the supreme court, ignoring a previous court's judgment to award ms. ledbetter damages for pay discrimination, the supreme court threw out the case based on technicality. the court's decision ignores the reality of the workplace where employees generally don't know enough what their co-workers earn or how

Philip Hare

0:13:14 to 0:13:34( Edit History Discussion )

Philip Hare: decisions regarding pay -- follow a complaint -- file a complaint when the discrimination occurs. they're faced to live with discriminatory paychecks for the rest of their careers. the lilly ledbetter fair pay act would correct this wrong by clarifying that every paycheck resulting from a discriminatory pay decision constitutes the violation of the civil rights act.

Philip Hare

0:13:35 to 0:13:55( Edit History Discussion )

Philip Hare: and employees have 180 days after each discriminatory paycheck to file suit. when the supreme court sanctions discrimination through technicalities, it is the job of congress to clarify the intent of the law. i'm pleased that our first action in the 111th congress is to stand up for american workers by invalidating this

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