"We are so proud that the first law singed by President Barack Obama was the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. The first bill was about America’s first principles: equality, opportunity, and prosperity. Now, those Republicans in the Senate tried to block our efforts to go further and end pay discrimination once and for all. But here, we the women of the Senate, with President Obama by our side, are going to keep fighting, our shoulders squared, our lipstick on, because you deserve equal pay for your hard work."

- Senator Barbara Mikulski