Bush Vows To Veto Equal Pay Bill

Law360, New York (July 31, 2008, 12:00 AM EDT) -- While expressing its commitment to “equal pay for equal work,” the Bush administration has sharply criticized the Paycheck Fairness Act, which aims to provide legal recourse for victims of sex-based wage discrimination.

President Bush's office announced Wednesday that his senior advisers would recommend vetoing the bill if Congress passes it. The House Committee on Education and Labor voted for the legislation, H.R. 1338, on July 24.

The bill, which Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn) introduced in March 2007, allows women to sue for punitive damages in addition...
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