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Nice outreach to women, goposaurs!

From Freak Out Nation blog:

The House GOP just blocked the Paycheck Fairness Act, which was created “To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes.” So, when Republicans try to feign a connection with minorities and/or women, remember this when you vote. Every single House Republican voted to block the Paycheck Fairness Act.
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More on the story from The Huffington Post:

Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-Conn.), the sponsor of the equal pay legislation, filed a discharge petition on the bill Thursday morning that would immediately force a vote on it if she could collect 218 signatures. Democrats also put forth a motion on Thursday known as the "Previous Question," which would have enabled them to put the Paycheck Fairness Act up for a vote, but Republicans killed the effort by a vote of 226 to 192.

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"I think we're looking at a group of people who either don't believe there is a pay gap or who just want to be contrary," DeLauro told HuffPost in a phone interview. "This bill isn't a liberal plot. We have enough statistical information to demonstrate that no matter what the job is, whether you're a waitress or bus driver or civil engineer, women are paid less money."

Every Republican that was present for the vote on Thursday voted against the motion to bring the bill up for a vote, so DeLauro is unlikely to get the number of signatures she needs for her discharge petition. But she said she has managed to drum up bipartisan support for the bill in the past, and she is going to continue to work on her Republican colleagues this session.

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Big h/t to Anomaly One Hundred (@Anomaly100) for the tweet. She also writes the Freak Out Nation blog.

Originally posted to Animal Nuz on Thu Apr 11, 2013 at 05:43 PM PDT.

Also republished by Sex, Body, and Gender, Sluts, and Feminism, Pro-Feminism, Womanism: Feminist Issues, Ideas, & Activism.

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