WASHINGTON, June 5 - Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) today issued the following statement after Senate Republicans blocked consideration a bill that calls for equal pay for equal work:
"At a time when women make an average of 77 cents for every dollar earned by men, I am disappointed that every Republican in the Senate voted to filibuster the paycheck fairness act to insure equal pay for equal work.
"I am proud that Vermont has been a leader in the fight for paycheck fairness and hope we can be an example for the rest of the nation. This is a struggle that has gone on for decades. We have made some progress, but today's vote is another reminder that we have a long way to go."