Obama Presses Senate To Pass Paycheck Fairness Act

Law360, New York (June 4, 2012, 4:54 PM EDT) -- President Barack Obama on Monday urged the Senate to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act, the current version of long-stalled legislation to increase penalties for employers that pay women less than men for equivalent work.

A vote to invoke cloture on S. 3220 — an earlier version of which cleared the U.S. House of Representatives in 2009 but later died in the Senate — is scheduled for Tuesday. Cloture is used to prevent filibusters by limiting debate on a bill to 30 hours, but it requires at...
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