Senate Republicans Block Pay Equity Bill
Senate Republicans on Monday blocked a bill to promote equal pay for equal work. The vote was 52-40 on a procedural motion that needed 60 votes to pass. Not a single Republican voted for giving women the tools they need to ensure they receive the same pay as men for performing the same work. “If the U.S. Senate had 80 women rather than 80 men as it does now, this bill would pass immediately. It is absurd that women receive 77 cents for every dollar a man makes,” said Sen. Bernie Sanders.
- Des Moines: Calling for a new jobs program, investment in education and the public funding of elections, Sen. Bernie Sanders highlighted economic disparity in America at a meeting Sunday in a Des Moines, Iowa, church basement packed with more than 450 people, according to Time magazine. The Des Moines Register said there was a standing-room-only crowd on hand as Sanders decried “the billionaire ruling class.”