Press Release
From the Office of State Senator Leticia Van de Putte

For Immediate Release
June 14, 2013
Contact: Lee Nichols, 512-463-0126

Van de Putte Reacts to Reports of Equal Pay Veto

(Austin) — Senator Leticia Van de Putte, D-San Antonio, issues the following statement:

"I am very sorry to hear reports that Governor Perry has vetoed the Texas version of the Lilly Ledbetter Act. If true, it just further continues the 'War on Women.' First Governor Perry needlessly places divisive personal issues for women on the special session call, and now he vetoes equal pay for women? I thought Gov. Perry always wanted us to do things the Texas way and not the federal way, but apparently not in this case. Now, Texas women will have no choice but to rely on the federal government to protect their rights. The Governor took office at the dawn of the 21st Century, but you wouldn't know it from his actions today."