The Paycheck Fairness Act was blocked by the Senate today. The bill would have amended a portion of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) known as the Equal Pay Act.
The Paycheck Fairness Act, S.3772, addresses pay disparities between men and women. The bill limits the defense that employers can use to respond to charges of wage discrimination based on sex, among other actions.
The bill was rejected in a 58-41 vote. The bill needed 60 votes to move forward.