Paycheck Fairness Act to close gender wage gap passed by US House
Mar 30, 2019 01:47 PM EDT
The Democratic majority House of Representatives passed the Paycheck Fairness Act on a vote of 242-187 on Wednesday.
The bill attempts to close loopholes to the 1963 Equal Pay Act by amending the Fair Labor Standards Act. The legislation is intended to close the gender pay gap between men and women working in the same role. Due to women being less likely to negotiate their pay and being more likely to receive repercussions for even asking, women have been paid less than male coworkers doing the same job.