Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA) argues that equal pay for women would be a burden for businesses. His challenger Elizabeth Warren says this is unfair to American women, and to American familes.
by ROBERT RIZZUTO, The Republican
As anticipated, Republicans united against Democrats in the U.S. Senate on Tuesday striking down the Paycheck Fairness Act, a bill designed to address the discrepancies between the pay men and women receive for doing the same job.
In a 52-47 procedural vote, mostly along party lines, the Senate opted not to debate the legislation, which effectively kills it for the time being.
The bill would have required employers to prove that any discrepancies between male and female pay are job-related and not based in discrimination, and was pushed in part by a census report which concluded that women typically earn 77 cents for every dollar their male counterparts earn for the same position. [MORE]