Senate Republicans Block Pay Equity Bill

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.