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  • Latest Action: Mar 11, 2010 Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Hearings held. Hearings printed: S.Hrg. 111-1135.

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  • 61% of users support S.182

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    • American Association of University Women

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    Highest Rated User Comments

    • On April 16, 2009, by durentu - I commend the spirit of this bill, but I'm doubtful of its intended effect and it's result. Discrimination is a social issue and this bill partially solves it economically, which sounds like the wrong tool for the fix. The adjustment of the paycheck will be paid for by the taxpayers and any adjustment to equalize pay for "fairness", will breed contempt which will increase* discrimination, not lessen it. I agree with the effort to help educate women and girls about the workplace and how to best navigate it. And there isn't a need to draw comparisons and point fingers. There's no need to divide the sexes more than it already is. These kinds of programs should be left to the local communities and states. Not at the federal level. Instead of giving money to equalize pay, don't take away so much. Adjust the income tax to equalize the pay. This way there aren't more taxes and the people can get a break.

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      As noted by durentu, a user on OpenCongress.org, on April 16, 2009, "I commend the spirit of this bill, but I'm doubtful of its intended effect and it's result. Discrimination is a social issue and this bill partially solves it economically, which sounds like the wrong tool for the fix. The adjustment of the paycheck will be paid for by the taxpayers and any adjustment to equalize pay for "fairness", will breed contempt which will increase* discrimination, not lessen it. I agree with the effort to help educate women and girls about the workplace and how to best navigate it. And there isn't a need to draw comparisons and point fingers. There's no need to divide the sexes more than it already is. These kinds of programs should be left to the local communities and states. Not at the federal level. Instead of giving money to equalize pay, don't take away so much. Adjust the income tax to equalize the pay. This way there aren't more taxes and the people can get a break."

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    • S.182: Protect Taxpayers From ACORN Act - U.S. ... - OpenCongress - January 24, 2011 by opencongress.org - S.182 - Protect Taxpayers From ACORN Act. A bill to prohibit the Federal Government from awarding contracts, grants, or other agreements to, providing any other Federal funds to, or engaging in activities that promote the ...

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      As noted by opencongress.org on January 24, 2011, "S.182 - Protect Taxpayers From ACORN Act. A bill to prohibit the Federal Government from awarding contracts, grants, or other agreements to, providing any other Federal funds to, or engaging in activities that promote the ..." (/url?q=http://www.opencongress.org/bill/112-s182/show&sa=U&ei=3gYLUPfCJ4ig2AXO9bQP&ved=0CCUQmAEwAg&usg=AFQjCNGhG6RyFE7TM10lihqmNwYL4Dbitg)
    • S.182: Protect Taxpayers From ACORN Act - U.S. ... - OpenCongress - January 24, 2011 by opencongress.org - S.182 - Protect Taxpayers From ACORN Act. A bill to prohibit the Federal Government from awarding contracts, grants, or other agreements to, providing any other Federal funds to, or engaging in activities that promote the ...

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    Highly Rated News Articles

    • If You Play Fair, They Should Pay Fair: Why the Women's Wage Gap Persists - September 23, 2010 by Reproductive Health: Reality Check - ...past discrimination.” Yet the misunderstandings and deliberate misinformation about the bill abound. The Paycheck Fairness Act, S.182, was introduced by then Senator Hillary Clinton in 2009 as a way to address the limitations in the Equal Pay Act and

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      As noted by Reproductive Health: Reality Check on September 23, 2010, "...past discrimination.” Yet the misunderstandings and deliberate misinformation about the bill abound. The Paycheck Fairness Act, S.182, was introduced by then Senator Hillary Clinton in 2009 as a way to address the limitations in the Equal Pay Act and " (http://www.rhrealitycheck.org/blog/2010/09/23/fair-womens-wage-persists)
    • Commentary: Paycheck Fairness Act must be supported - April 20, 2010 by McClatchy - ...time to act. The Paycheck Fairness Act is sitting in the Senate waiting for a groundswell of support from all of us. It's called S.182 there. It was H.R. 12 in the House. The next time you see one of the men vying to be a Senator from Kentucky, ask them

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      As noted by McClatchy on April 20, 2010, "...time to act. The Paycheck Fairness Act is sitting in the Senate waiting for a groundswell of support from all of us. It's called S.182 there. It was H.R. 12 in the House. The next time you see one of the men vying to be a Senator from Kentucky, ask them" (http://www.mcclatchydc.com/2010/04/25/92608/commentary-paycheck-fairness-act.html)
    • Davis: The more I explore pay equity, the more depressed I become - April 20, 2010 by Kentucky.com - ...time to act. The Paycheck Fairness Act is sitting in the Senate waiting for a groundswell of support from all of us. It's called S.182 there. It was H.R. 12 in the House. The next time you see one of the men vying to be a Senator from Kentucky, ask them

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      As noted by Kentucky.com on April 20, 2010, "...time to act. The Paycheck Fairness Act is sitting in the Senate waiting for a groundswell of support from all of us. It's called S.182 there. It was H.R. 12 in the House. The next time you see one of the men vying to be a Senator from Kentucky, ask them" (http://www.kentucky.com/2010/04/21/1233556/davis-the-more-i-explore-pay-equity.html)
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