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Local lawmakers at the Ledbetter Act’s signing

By Josh Richman
Thursday, January 29th, 2009 at 2:08 pm in Barack Obama, Barbara Lee, General, George Miller, Joe Biden, Lynn Woolsey, Nancy Pelosi.

Several Bay Area House members were among those at the White House this morning as President Barack Obama signed his first bill into law — the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which would clarify that every paycheck or other compensation resulting from an earlier discriminatory pay decision constitutes a Civil Rights Act violation. (More on the bill here.)

Lotsa photos, courtesy of the office of Rep. Barbara Lee, D-Oakland, after the jump…

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Lee with Dorothy I. Height, civil rights activist and longtime head of the National Council of Negro Women

Lee with Reps. Donald Payne, D-N.J.; Yvette Clarke, D-N.Y.; Robert C. “Bobby” Scott, D-Va.; Marcia L. Fudge, D-Ohio; and political strategist Donna Brazile.

President Barack Obama signing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act; note House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-San Francisco, and House Education and Labor Committee Chairman George Miller, D-Martinez, standing behind him.

Lee with First Lady Michelle Obama at a reception after the signing.

Rep. Lynn Woolsey, D-Petaluma — who chairs the Education and Labor Subcommittee on Workforce Protection — Obama, Payne, Lee and Clarke

Lee with Vice President Joe Biden

Lee with Lilly Ledbetter

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