Senate GOP Blocks Pay Equity Bill


senate-gop-blocks-pay-equity-billRepublicans in the Senate today filibustered the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill that seeks to allow female workers to compare salaries without the threat of employer retaliation, requires companies to explain pay disparities, and permits those discriminated against to seek damages.

The legislation needed 60 votes to open debate.

Republicans called the bill a distraction from Democrats’ record on the lousy economy. Democrats like Harry Reid accused the other side of “obstruct[ing] equal pay for equal work.” Read more at Politico.

{Andy Newscenter}


  1. Republicans regard the problems and concerns of socio-economically disadvantaged American families, middle class working women, Latinos, and others to be a “distraction” from what really matters — their ongoing quest to increase the economic divide between the ultra-wealthy … and everyone else.

  2. There are Democrat senators who pay their male staff more than they pay their female staff. The hypocrisy of the Democrats knows no bounds. And the Republicans are right, there are more important things for Congress to concentrate on.

  3. Here again the Jews are ready to vote for another muslim or muslim lover. By not understanding that Obama has to keep on making distraction after distraction so no one really looks at his real record. The equity bill will put more people out of work and on welfare.