Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act
Macy's Under Fire for Blocking Women's Equal Pay Act in Texas
While the rest of the world was watching Wendy Davis's epic filibuster to block Texas Senate Bill 5, Texas Governor Rick Perry was vetoing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which promised women equal pay for equal work. The act, HB 950, had already passed in both the Texas House and Senate with bipartisan support. So why did Governor Perry hit the brakes? It turns out he received a personal letter urging him to veto the bill from surprising lobbyist: mega-retailer Macy's.