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GOP Kills Paycheck Fairness Act, Equal Pay for Women

• http://www.commondreams.org, Common Dreams staff
 Today, the Senate Republican minority filibustered to block passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act in a 52 to 47 tally, successfully killing the bill.
 
The act would have helped to decrease the current pay gap between women and men by increasing protections for women filing gender discrimination lawsuits, creating a federal grant program to improve salary negotiating skills for women, and rewarding employers who have fair pay practices, among other steps.

“Republicans are standing against public opinion, common sense, and fifty years of advances in gender equality,” said Congressional Progressive Caucus (CPC) Co-Chair Rep. Raúl M. Grijalva (D-AZ).

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Comment by Ed Price
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We all know that job fairness should only be based on who can do the job best. In general, men can do some jobs better than women, and women can do other jobs better than men. Anything else is special interest groups trying to get some money for some private group to the detriment of all others.


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