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House Proceeding on Jan 9th, 2009 :: 1:11:20 to 1:13:00
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Louise McIntosh Slaughter

1:11:17 to 1:11:37( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: when women earn less for equal work, families are forced to make do with less. i ur paycheck fairness act. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman's time has expired. the gentleman from new j >> mr. speaker, i'm pleased to yield one minute to the gentlelady from new hampshire, one of the hardworking members of our committee who is working hard at some other place at the

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

1:11:20 to 1:13:00( Edit History Discussion )
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Louise McIntosh Slaughter

1:11:38 to 1:11:58( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: moment. so we'll yieldto her in a minute. i'm very pleased to yield to the gentlelady who really makes the trains run on te around here, the chair of the rules committee , ms. slaughter from new york, one minute. the speaker pro tempore: the gentlewoman from new york is recognized. ms. slaughter: thank you, i appreciate it very much.

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

1:11:59 to 1:12:21( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: when i graduated from the university of kentucky with both a bachelor's degree and a master's degree, i thought it was fine to discriminate against men and do you know why we were discriminated in our wages even though we'd gone to the same classes and earned the same degree from the university of kentucky? women were told they were worth half as much because we might get married and we might have children.

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

1:12:22 to 1:12:44( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: therefore there was no point in making any investment whatever in us. and i believed that. up until the point where i became the mother of three daughters and the grandmother of two young women. i first got involved in this as a 1972 democratic convention. at that time we all worry little buttons that said 59 cents on the dollar. that's what we were paid then.

Louise McIntosh Slaughter

1:12:45 to 1:13:01( Edit History Discussion )

Louise McIntosh Slaughter: how far have we come? seven cents. i cannot for the life of me believe that anyone would be opposed to this bill knowing that almost every american family, both parents work to try to make ends meet. why should one of them be cheat?

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