U.S. House of Representatives record vote 7, 111th Congress, Session 1

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Scorecard: American Civil Liberties Union 2008 House Scorecard

Org. position: Nay


"On January 9, 2009, the House defeated a motion to recommit the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 12) by a vote of 240 to 178. The ACLU opposed the motion to recommit, which would have placed a cap on the attorneys' fees a prevailing plaintiff could receive under the Equal Pay Act. The Paycheck Fairness Act is intended to strengthen the Equal Pay Act, not limit the ability of those suffering pay discrimination to get the legal help necessary to ensure they receive their rightfully earned wages."

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