Paycheck Fairness Act: Senate is Right to Stop Misguided 'Gender Pay Gap' Legislation

On Monday, President Obama urged Congress to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act,a bill aimed "to increase protections for women filing gender-discrimination lawsuits, as well as create a federal grant program to improve women's salary negotiating skills.” The bill was defeated 52-47 in the Senate on Wednesday, and President Obama accused Senate Republicans of “putting partisan politics ahead of women and their families” by voting against it.