Will Senate Republican Women Support the Paycheck Fairness Act?

By: Sunday November 25, 2012 12:55 pm

A record 98 women will serve in the 113th Congress — 20 women in the Senate, and 78 in the House. And in this new Congress, the gender chasm between both major parties is even more stark: Of the 20 women set to serve in the U.S. Senate come 2013, 16 are Democrats; of the 78 women in the House, 58 are Democrats. But Democratic women have indicated a desire to collaborate with their female colleagues across the aisle: Missouri Senator Claire McCaskill recently indicated this, as did New York Senator Kirsten Gillibrand.

Is cooperation possible with respect to the Paycheck Fairness Act, an amendment to the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 that was rejected by the Senate this past June? So far, all signs point to a resounding “No.”

 

Paycheck Fairness Act to Be Filibustered Today

By: Tuesday June 5, 2012 9:20 am

Today the Senate will hold a test vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would update The Equal Pay Act of 1963. The President swooped in at the last minute to push for the bill’s passage, or really just to highlight the messaging.

Senate Dems Move on Paycheck Fairness Act

By: Thursday May 24, 2012 9:35 am

The next several months will continue to feature message votes from both sides of the aisle and both chambers in Congress, teeing up specific TV ads for the fall campaign. While Republicans have basically passed the breadth of their agenda with message votes, from the budget to social issues, Democrats have been a little more targeted particularly as it relates to the War on Women. They scheduled the reauthorization of the Violence Against Women Act to dare Republicans to block it. Republicans pretty much obliged. Now Senate Democrats are coming back with the Paycheck Fairness Act.

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