Hillary’s last legislative victory?
Clinton may get a last-minute legislative hurrah on her way out of the Senate. Two controversial bills on equal pay for women — the Ledbetter Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act, the latter of which is sponsored by Hillary — have been reintroduced and are expected to easily pass in the House today. The Ledbetter ...
Clinton may get a last-minute legislative hurrah on her way out of the Senate. Two controversial bills on equal pay for women -- the Ledbetter Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act, the latter of which is sponsored by Hillary -- have been reintroduced and are expected to easily pass in the House today. The Ledbetter bill, which reverses a Supreme Court decision, is designed to allow employees who learn of pay disparities after the fact a longer window to file formal complaints. The Paycheck Fairness bill allows employees who face salary discrimination the ability to file class-action suits and increases penalties for companies with gender pay gaps.
Both bills aren’t popular with the business community and probably face a tougher time in the Senate. But they could be a satisfying capstone to Hillary’s Senate career if they find their way into the lawbooks.
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