The Paycheck Fairness Act failed to move forward – again – on the Senate floor today. A vote was blocked to open debate. Sixty votes were needed to prevent a filibuster; the Senate voted along party lines 53 to 44. The roll call is available here.
The bill, which has 52 co-sponsors in the Senate, prohibits employer retaliation against workers who share salary information with coworkers and increases the compensation women can seek for pay discrimination, allowing them to pursue back pay and punitive damages.