Senate Republicans derail equal pay bill

For the third consecutive election year, Senate Democrats have pushed a gender pay gap bill and Republicans have shot it down. According to Early & Often:

Senate Republicans have derailed an election-year Democratic bill curbing paycheck discrimination against women.

The bill’s rejection was widely expected, yet Democrats hope the effort will pay political dividends in this November’s congressional elections. They are trying to drive up turnout this fall by women, who historically lean more Democratic than men.

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