Senate does not advance salary fairness legislation

Tuesday’s Senate Salary Fair Law, A law to deal with the wage gap between men and women.

Big picture: The 49-50 vote was upheld by the Democratic Party and opposed by the Republican Party. It took at least 60 votes to end the filibuster and move the bill to the floor for voting.

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The bill would “provide more effective remedies for victims of discrimination in gender-based wage payments.”

  • Pennsylvania House of Representatives Brian Fitzpatrick was the only Republican to vote in favor.

  • Senate minority leader Mitch McConnell The Democratic agenda opposes Republican resistance and said Monday that it was “designed to clearly fail.” CNN writes..

  • Most Republicans Wage equity lawIt encourages companies to voluntarily analyze employee salaries and directs independent government agency GAO to study the impact of women leaving work for family-related reasons.

What they are saying: “[T]The only way a bill to provide equal pay for women is designed to fail is if the Senate Republican Party blocks it, “Senate leader Chuck Schumer told CNN.

  • “If Republican leaders want to talk about their radical position, I think it’s a radical position to oppose the law that provides equal wages to women supported by the majority of voters.”

  • “We have been discussing wage inequality for years, but the Senate has taken no action. Women with the same job, the same degree, and sometimes a better degree than their male colleagues, They have low incomes. For women of color, the gap between them and their male colleagues is even wider, “he said.

Background: The bill passed the House of Representatives 217 vs. 210 in April, marking the fourth time the Democratic Party has tried to pass the bill. Previously, he passed the House of Representatives in 2008, 2009 and 2019.

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