Senate GOP Uses Filibuster, Blocks Democrat-Backed Paycheck Fairness Act

Senate Republicans on Tuesday used the filibuster to block a Democrat-backed bill that would address the “wage gap” that allegedly exists men and women. The Paycheck Fairness Act, which faced significant opposition, failed by a vote of 49-50, falling short of the 60-vote threshold needed to overcome the filibuster. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-N.Y.) missed the vote. The bill, according to its text, would “provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex” and would “amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes.” The measure was passed in the House in April along mostly partisan lines, with all Democrats supporting it. Rep. Brian Fitzpatrick of Pennsylvania was the only Republican to vote in favor of the measure. Senate Minority Leader …


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