Local lawmakers at the Ledbetter Act’s signing

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

Josh Richman

Josh Richman covers state and national politics for the Bay Area News Group. A New York City native, he earned a bachelor’s degree in journalism from the University of Missouri and reported for the Express-Times of Easton, Pa. for five years before coming to the Oakland Tribune and ANG Newspapers in 1997. He is a frequent guest on KQED Channel 9’s “This Week in Northern California;” a proud father; an Eagle Scout; a somewhat skilled player of low-stakes poker; a rather good cook; a firm believer in the use of semicolons; and an unabashed political junkie who will never, EVER seek elected office.