Senate Blocks Pay Equity Bill


Source:  Burgess Everett / Politico

Senate Republicans banded together on Wednesday to block the Paycheck Fairness Act, a Democratic bill aimed at narrowing the pay gap between men and women.

The legislation failed to clear a 60-vote threshold to open debate on the bill, falling short, 53-44. Immediately following the vote, senior Democrats vowed that they will bring the bill up for future votes, daring the GOP to continually block a bill meant to appeal to women voters in a tight mid-term election-year.

The bill seeks to give women workers new tools to combat pay discrimination by allowing workers to compare salaries without threat of employer retaliation, requiring companies to explain pay disparities and permitting those discriminated against to seek monetary damages.

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  • Buckijer

    Speaker Boehner says he is going on a two week vacation and laughing at the long term unemployed and the 250,000 vets who’s UI benefits were not renewed. But don’t worry. John Boehner’s family is well taken care of by our tax dollars. He is the ultimate obstructionist who hates vets, women and the struggling.

  • Buckijer

    In the last two days Eric Cantor and Speaker John Boehner
    have shown dislike for women, vets and the struggling. Eric and Boehner are
    blocking the extension of UI for the long term unemployed of which their are
    250,000 vets, Now Eric is blocking the Paycheck Fairness bill which mostly effects
    women. So let me reiterate, Eric Cantor and John Boehner hates vets, women and
    the struggling. Now cronie Paul Ryan is joining them when he is not on a ski