Senate Blocks Gender Pay Discrimination Bill

Senate Blocks Gender Pay Discrimination Bill

Washington : DC : USA | Jun 05, 2012 at 1:00 PM PDT
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Who said that there wasn't a war on women? Earlier today, the US Senate voted 52-47 in favor of closing the gap of pay for women. For every dollar that a man makes on the job, a woman only makes 77 cents at the same profession.

Unfortunately, this bill was blocked because 60 yes votes were needed in order to avoid a filibuster. US Senate Republicans blocked this bill because this bill would have put an extra burden on the "job creators" throughout the nation. No, it would have righted a wrong that has languished in the private sector for centuries.

However, these consequences that happened today affect women because women still continue to vote Republicans into Congress.

Source: C-SPAN

Adrian Holman is based in Joliet, Illinois, United States of America, and is an Anchor on Allvoices.
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