U.S. House of Representatives record vote 8, 111th Congress, Session 1

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Scorecard: American Civil Liberties Union 2008 House Scorecard

Org. position: Aye


"On January 9, 2009, the House passed the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 12) by a vote of 256 to 163. The ACLU supported this legislation, which would amend the Equal Pay Act, one of the most important laws addressing pay discrimination. In particular, it would strengthen the Act by requiring employers to demonstrate that wage differences among employees, who hold the same position and do the same work, stem from factors other than sex; strengthening penalties for violations; bolstering the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's (EEOC) ability to handle pay discrimination cases; and requiring the EEOC to develop regulations directing employers to collect wage data of employees, reported by race, sex and national origin."

(Original scorecard available at: http://action.aclu.org/site/VoteCenter?page=voteList)