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Paycheck Fairness Act Advances in Senate, But GOP Remains Opposed

“I’d like to say with a straight face that Republicans have done a 180 and now would like to support legislation that gives women and their families a fair shot, but it remains to be seen if they’re truly interested in working with us to get this done," Sen. Patty Murray told RH Reality Check.

Republicans let a bill strengthening protections for women against pay discrimination to move forward to floor debate, but that doesn’t mean they will let it pass.

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How Minnesota Passed a Massive Economic Security Law for Women

The law provides an expansive host of benefits, including requirements that employers provide simple accommodations for pregnant workers. To get a better sense of this law and the strategy that made it win, RH Reality Check spoke with Debra Fitzpatrick of the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

The law provides an expansive host of benefits, including requirements that employers provide basic accommodations for pregnant workers. To get a better sense of this law and the strategy that made it win, RH Reality Check spoke with Debra Fitzpatrick of the University of Minnesota Humphrey School of Public Affairs.

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Senators Discuss Solutions to Women’s Workplace Barriers

Policymakers need to address the many significant barriers to financial security that women face, witnesses and members of Congress said at a Senate Budget Committee hearing on Tuesday.

While working women are an essential part of the U.S. economy, policymakers need to address the many significant barriers to financial security that women face, witnesses and members of Congress said at a Senate Budget Committee hearing on Tuesday.

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Why Paycheck Fairness But Not ENDA? Did Obama Run Out of Ink?

President Obama signed two executive orders extending critical provisions of the Paycheck Fairness Act to federal contractors on Tuesday.

President Obama wasted an opportunity this week, and I’m willing to be the feminist advocate to say it. When he signed two executive orders extending critical provisions of the Paycheck Fairness Act, he addressed only some employment discrimination, and equality for some is not equality for women.

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On Equal Pay Day, Obama Takes Executive Action to Close Gender Wage Gap (Updated)

President Obama signed two executive actions on Tuesday, National Equal Pay Day, that are designed to help close the gender wage gap for federal contractors, the day before Congress voted on whether to pass similar measures for the private sector as well.

President Obama signed two executive actions on Tuesday, National Equal Pay Day, that are designed to help close the gender wage gap for federal contractors, the day before Congress voted on whether to pass similar measures for the private sector as well.

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Pennsylvania, New Hampshire Introduce Equal Pay Bills

The bills clarify when employers are allowed to pay differing wages, and ensure that employees are allowed to reveal how much they earn without being retaliated against.

The bills clarify when employers are allowed to pay differing wages, and ensure that employees are allowed to reveal how much they earn without being retaliated against.

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Labor Department Takes Important Step On Pay Discrimination Claims

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The Department of Labor announced it was lifting rules put in place by the Bush administration that made investigating pay discrimination claims nearly impossible.

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Will Senate Republican Women Support the Paycheck Fairness Act?

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There is clear evidence that party affiliation, not just gender, are the driving forces behind whether a legislator supports tougher policy to ensure fair pay. However, some Republican women in the Senate have broken with their party in support of some pay equity legislation.

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Second Presidential Debate Still Too Glossy on Women’s Economic Issues

Come November 7th, there are deeper questions to be tackled by both the President and Congress regarding issues of poverty that disproportionately impact women.

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Republican Senators Block Paycheck Fairness Act

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As expected, the entire Republican body worked together to block an up or down vote.

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