Gender Pay Equality Bill Fails In The US Senate

By Daniela Porat (June 9, 2021, 9:46 AM EDT) -- The Paycheck Fairness Act failed to overcome a key hurdle in the U.S. Senate, largely stopping the legislation in its tracks and striking a blow to the Democrats' legislative goal to reduce the gender pay gap.

In a key procedural vote on Tuesday, the Senate voted 50-49 against proceeding on the Paycheck Fairness Act, which U.S. Sen. Chuck Schumer, D-N.Y., called a "straightforward, unobjectionable piece of legislation" that should merit bipartisan support. Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., did not vote. 

A spokesperson for Gillibrand said she had a commitment for an event at the United States Marine Corps War Memorial and "when it was...

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