House Passes Bills Targeting Unfair Pay For Women

Law360, New York (January 9, 2009, 12:00 AM EST) -- Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives led the voting Friday to pass two pay discrimination bills they hope to have on the desk of incoming President Barack Obama by the end of the month.

The worker-friendly legislation, aimed at combating sex-based pay discrimination, will now move to the Senate, where the measures — previously defeated by Republicans in that chamber — are expected to receive a warmer reception.

The House voted 247-171 to pass the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, while the Paycheck Fairness Act...
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