The Senate rejected the Paycheck Fairness Act in a 58-41 vote. The bill would have amended the Equal Pay Act, a part of the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA).
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 needed 60 votes to move forward.