Pitts’ Worst Votes: No Friend of Lilly Ledbetter
The Herr 2010 campaign is unsure where Congressman Pitts would come down on the kick-a-puppy issue, but our research disclosed where he stands on the equal pay issue.
Vote 32: H.R. 11, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009
Lilly Ledbetter is a former supervisor at a Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. plant, who discovered just before she retired in 1998 that she had been paid less than three male counterparts. Her EEOC complaint led to the U.S. Supreme Court, which ruled against her because she had not filed her claim within 180 days of receiving her first discriminatory paycheck 19 years earlier. Her name was placed on a bill filed on January 6, 2009. The bill barred discriminatory compensation and prohibited retaliation against a complaining employee. It attracted a stunning 195 co-sponsors, but
Pitts votes NO.
Joe’s opposition notwithstanding, the bill passed 247-171, and after passing the Senate became the first piece of real legislation signed by President Barack Obama on January 21, 2009. Congressman Pitts did not qualify for a souvenir pen.
Hmmm… Maybe we could guess where Joe Pitts would stand on the kick-a-puppy issue. There are 31 more Bad Pitts Votes ahead, one a day.