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House Proceeding 01-27-09 on Jan 27th, 2009 :: 0:39:30 to 0:44:05
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George Miller

0:39:26 to 0:39:47( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: i think the american people deserve better. i urge my colleagues to join me in opposing this bill and i yield back the balance of my time. the eaker pro tempore: the gentleman yields back the balance his time. mr. miller: i give myself such time as i may consume. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman is recognized. mr. miller: mr. speaker, members

George Miller

0:39:30 to 0:44:05( Edit History Discussion )
Speech By: George Miller

George Miller

0:39:48 to 0:40:10( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: of the house, the lilly ledbetter fair pay act goes to basic and fundamental american values. both in our daily lives and in our workplace. an be rewarded with equal pay for equal work. it's fundamental, it's basic to our economy, it's basic to our society, it's basic to our sense of fairness, to our sense of

George Miller

0:40:11 to 0:40:31( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: justice and to our sense of equality. but in far too many workplaces, that's not what is done. women, in many instances, time and time again, for doing the same job that men are doing in the same manner that men are doing it, are paid les

George Miller

0:40:32 to 0:40:54( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: the job equally as well as the men, but because somebody decided that they were going to pay them less simply because they are women. that runs counter to the values of this nation. it runs counter to the values of our society. it runs counter to the best interests of women.

George Miller

0:40:55 to 0:41:16( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: it's rather fascinating that they're suggestingecause of tough economic times, some businesses may only be able to survive if they can engage in carry out a business plan based upon discrimination, they may be able to survive. so women should underwrite that discriminatory policy and accept less. well let me tell what you it's

George Miller

0:41:17 to 0:41:37( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: like when you're trying to support a family. either as a dual wage earner or by yourself and you're accepting less every week, every day, every hour, for the workhat you're doing, same as the people alongside of you, but you're getting less because you're a woman. try that in this tough economic time.

George Miller

0:41:38 to 0:41:59( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: try running your household in these toh economic times where believe we should enforce a policy of discrimination. that somehow women should underwrite these difficult times by accepting being a victim of discrimination. i don't think so. i don't think the people in this

George Miller

0:42:00 to 0:42:21( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: congress believe that. i don't believe the people in this country believe that. and that's why we're going to pass this legislation. it's fundamental to the values of this country. now, they're trying to run up the scare tactics that this gets rid of the statute of limitations. same statute of limitations, 180 days.

George Miller

0:42:22 to 0:42:42( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: somehow if you waited a long time you'd collect more recovery than otherwise, no, you get two years of back pay, that's the mamum and that's it. but they want to suggest otherwise. no, that's what the law says. and because of that, because we reset the law to what it was as it over this country and by

George Miller

0:42:43 to 0:43:04( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: employers and employees, the c.b.o. and its independent analysis said this does not increase cost because it does not create a new cause of action and they don't expect a lot of litigation as a result of this because we go back to the law as

George Miller

0:43:05 to 0:43:26( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: it was. so let's move along here and get rid this outrageous discriminatory practice that was sanctified by the supreme court in some kind of ideological rampage against women and the treaent and the fairness of them in the workplace. we have an that now, we will pass this bill today, we will send it to the white house where our new president, barack obama, has said he will sign this legislation and with that signature on this bill, we can

George Miller

0:43:27 to 0:43:47( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: change the law in this country to once again make sure that women are provided equal pay for equal work that they do in the american workplace and i urge my colleagues to support this legislation. i yield ck the balance of my time. the speaker pro tempore: all time for debate has expired. pursuant to house resolution 87, the bill is considered read and t

George Miller

0:43:48 to 0:44:07( Edit History Discussion )

George Miller: ordered. the question is on third reading of the bill. those in favor say aye. those opposed, no. the ayes have it. t the clerk: an act to amend title 7 of the civil rights act of 1964 and the age discrimination and employment act of 1967. and to modify the operationf the americans with disabilities

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