S. 182 - Paycheck Fairness Act

Employment, Discrimination, Pay Differential, Bias, Women, Fair Pay - Labor and employment.
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Summary:
A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes. (by CRS) 
Status:
The bill has passed through committee and has been put on a legislative calendar. 
There have been no votes on this bill.

Paycheck Fairness Act

S. 182 — 111th Congress (2009–2010)

Keywords
Employment, Discrimination, Pay Differential, Bias, Women, Fair Pay
Summary
A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes. (by CRS)
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Title
A bill to amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes.
Other Titles
  • Paycheck Fairness Act
Sponsor
Hillary Clinton
Co-Sponsors
Subjects
  • Labor and employment
  • Civil actions and liability
  • Employment discrimination and employee rights
  • Government information and archives
  • Government investigations
  • Public contracts and procurement
  • Racial and ethnic relations
  • Sex, gender, sexual orientation discrimination
  • Small business
  • Wages and earnings
  • Women's employment
Related Bills
Major Actions
Introduced1/08/2009
Referred to Committee
Bill History

There have been no votes on this bill.

ActionDateDescription
Introduced1/08/2009
1/08/2009Introduced in the Senate. Read the first time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under Read the First Time.
Put on a legislative calendar1/09/2009Read the second time. Placed on Senate Legislative Calendar under General Orders. Calendar No. 15.
3/11/2010Committee on Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions. Hearings held.
NumberSponsorDate OfferedStatus
17 Organizations Supported and 17 Opposed; See Which Ones

Organizations that took a position on
Paycheck Fairness Act

17 organizations supported this bill

21st Century Democrats
21st Century Democrats (2009, January 9). It's Time To Pass The Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Retrieved January 20, 2009, from 21st Century Democrats.
9to5
(n.d.). Urge your Senator to take action on Fair Pay!. Retrieved January 20, 2009, from 9to5.
AARP
Nathan, David (2009, January 9). AARP Lauds House on Approval of Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, Urges Quick Senate Approval. Retrieved January 19, 2009, from AARP.org.
Alliance for Justice
Alliance for Justice (n.d.). Support the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act. Retrieved January 20, 2009, from Alliance for Justice.
American Association of University Women
(n.d.). House Passes Vital Pay Equity Bills - Now On to the Senate. Retrieved January 15, 2009, from American Association of Unversity Women.
American Civil Liberties Union
American Civil Liberties Union (2009, January 9). House Votes on Pay Equity Bills Signal Momentum for Wage Discrimination Safeguards. Retrieved January 15, 2009, from American Civil Liberties Union.
American Federation of Teachers
(2009, January 9). Statement by Randi Weingarten, President, American Federation of Teachers, On Passage of the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay and Paycheck Fairness Acts. Retrieved January 22, 2009, from American Federation of Teachers.
American Library Association
(2009, January 10). Urge Your Senators to Support Fair Pay for Women. Retrieved January 22, 2009, from American Library Association Committee on the Status of Women in Librarianship.
Coalition of Labor Union Women
Coalition of Labor Union Women (n.d.). Senate's Turn for Fair Pay. Retrieved January 19, 2009, from Coalition of Labor Union Women.
Hadassah
Vassil, Pamela (2009, January 9). Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and Paycheck Fairness Act Passed by Congress. Retrieved January 20, 2009, from .
Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
(n.d.). LCCR Applauds House Passage of Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and Paycheck Fairness Act; Urges Senate to Act Quickly. Retrieved January 15, 2009, from civilrights.org.
Legal Momentum
Legal Momentum (2009, January 9). Urge Your Lawmakers to Support Fair Pay for Women. Retrieved January 22, 2009, from Legal Momentum.
MomsRising
Wright, Gretchen (2009, January 9). U.S. Moms Praise House Passage of Fair Pay Legislation, Urge Rapid Senate Action. Retrieved January 19, 2009, from Momsrising.org.
National Education Association
Shust, Diane & Moody, Randall (2009, January 12). Letter to the Senate urging support for the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act. Retrieved January 19, 2009, from National Education Association.
National Organization for Women
National Organization for Women (n.d.). Urge Senate To Support Pay Equity. Retrieved January 19, 2009, from National Organization for Women.
National Women's Law Center
National Women's Law Center (2009, January 15). Senate Vote Critical in Fight for Pay Equity. Retrieved January 19, 2009, from National Women's Law Center.
Women's Voices. Women Vote Action Fund
Gardner, Page S. (2009, January 9). Paycheck Fairness and Lilly Ledbetter Acts a Major Victory - Especially for Unmarried Women . Retrieved January 20, 2009, from Women's Voices. Women Vote Action Fund.

17 organizations opposed this bill

American Apparel & Footwear Association
(2009, January 9). Senate Letter. Retrieved February 24, 2009, from American Apparel and Footwear Association.
American Bakers Association
American Bakers Association (n.d.). Urge your Senators to vote “No” on Ledbetter and Paycheck Fairness. Retrieved January 20, 2009, from American Bakers Association.
American Gas Association
(2009, January 9). Senate Letter. Retrieved February 24, 2009, from American Apparel and Footwear Association.
American Hotel & Lodging Association
American Housing & Lodging Association (2009, January 13). There is Nothing Fair About The “Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act”. Retrieved January 20, 2009, from American Housing & Lodging Association.
Associated Builders and Contractors
Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (2009, January 14). House Approves Two Bills That Will Trigger Frivolous Lawsuits. Retrieved January 20, 2009, from Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc..
Associated General Contractors of America
(2009, January 9). Senate Letter. Retrieved February 24, 2009, from American Apparel and Footwear Association.
College and University Professional Association for Human Resources
(2009, January 14). Public Policy News You Can Use - January 14. Retrieved January 20, 2009, from .
Eagle Forum
Schlafly, Phyllis (2009, January 16). Barack's Bailout for Trial Lawyers. Retrieved January 22, 2009, from Eagle Forum.
Food Marketing Institute
(2009, January 9). Senate Letter. Retrieved February 24, 2009, from American Apparel and Footwear Association.
HR Policy Association
(2009, January 9). Senate Letter. Retrieved February 24, 2009, from American Apparel and Footwear Association.
International Franchise Association
(2009, January 9). Senate Letter. Retrieved February 24, 2009, from American Apparel and Footwear Association.
National Association of Manufacturers
National Association of Manufacturers (2009, February 0). Leave Behind Paycheck Fairness. Retrieved February 24, 2009, from National Association of Manufacturers.
National Federation of Independent Business
(2009, January 9). Senate Letter. Retrieved February 24, 2009, from American Apparel and Footwear Association.
National Retail Federation
(2009, January 9). Senate Letter. Retrieved February 24, 2009, from American Apparel and Footwear Association.
National Roofing Contractors Association
(2009, January 9). Senate Letter. Retrieved February 24, 2009, from American Apparel and Footwear Association.
Society for Human Resource Management
Canessa Jr., Kevin (2009, January 9). SHRM Opposes Ledbetter, Paycheck Fairness Acts. Retrieved January 20, 2009, from DiversityInc.
U.S. Chamber of Commerce
(2009, January 9). Senate Letter. Retrieved February 24, 2009, from American Apparel and Footwear Association.

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Includes reported contributions to congressional campaigns of Senators in office during the 111th U.S. Congress, from interest groups invested in the vote according to MapLight, January 1, 2005 – December 31, 2010.
Contributions data source: OpenSecrets.org

Contributions by Legislator

Namesort iconPartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$64,190$53,503
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$15,500$273,977
John BarrassoRWY$1,000$152,329
Max BaucusDMT$66,600$357,308
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$29,202$111,150
Mark BegichDAK$167,472$98,834
Bob BennettRUT$8,000$196,293
Joe BidenDDE$44,350$120,525
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$50,350$123,203
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$2,250$52,225
Barbara BoxerDCA$1,768,177$381,759
Sherrod BrownDOH$351,641$136,439
Sam BrownbackRKS$500$8,750
Jim BunningRKY$300$14,250
Richard BurrRNC$750$560,685
Robert ByrdDWV$191,145$76,665
Maria CantwellDWA$261,473$277,564
Ben CardinDMD$293,765$172,450
Tom CarperDDE$44,780$116,960
Bob CaseyDPA$659,830$304,879
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$17,350$1,008,347
Hillary ClintonDNY$2,130,449$757,634
Tom CoburnROK$-250$180,878
William Thad CochranRMS$5,000$81,350
Susan M. CollinsRME$85,104$477,099
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$63,000$117,192
Bob CorkerRTN$19,850$690,022
John CornynRTX$17,425$707,125
Mike CrapoRID$1,000$136,893
Jim DeMintRSC$450$520,572
Chris DoddDCT$96,150$217,350
Byron DorganDND$7,100$90,250
Dick DurbinDIL$164,100$263,750
John EnsignRNV$0$255,783
Mike EnziRWY$1,500$142,900
Russ FeingoldDWI$403,072$109,520
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$114,731$137,865
Lindsey GrahamRSC$16,175$302,644
Chuck GrassleyRIA$5,500$288,848
Judd GreggRNH$0$7,750
Kay R. HaganDNC$884,171$100,783
Tom HarkinDIA$90,080$217,705
Orrin G. HatchRUT$4,000$219,266
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$6,100$268,000
Jim InhofeROK$2,000$277,520
Dan InouyeDHI$32,200$155,030
Johnny IsaksonRGA$4,750$393,106
Mike JohannsRNE$0$262,544
Tim JohnsonDSD$108,458$67,200
Ted KennedyDMA$137,725$126,900
John F. KerryDMA$145,878$114,520
Amy KlobucharDMN$992,832$400,558
Herb KohlDWI$7,228$0
Jon KylRAZ$8,100$773,883
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$247,927$283,506
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$58,150$164,249
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$82,200$50,385
Carl LevinDMI$128,874$126,311
Joe LiebermanICT$136,906$556,410
Blanche LincolnDAR$83,344$507,016
Dick LugarRIN$21,000$182,426
Mel MartinezRFL$1,600$87,290
John McCainRAZ$20,500$370,083
Claire McCaskillDMO$4,128,950$188,155
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$33,350$962,807
Bob MenéndezDNJ$165,720$626,016
Jeff MerkleyDOR$276,497$107,188
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$152,558$115,989
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$18,550$254,979
Patty MurrayDWA$664,884$327,923
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$49,199$306,440
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$207,564$322,333
Mark L. PryorDAR$44,400$151,900
John "Jack" ReedDRI$30,100$95,000
Harry ReidDNV$206,032$565,785
Jim RischRID$2,050$293,323
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$4,150$335,341
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$59,500$110,350
Ken SalazarDCO$6,650$75,100
Bernie SandersIVT$266,046$29,540
Chuck SchumerDNY$121,753$475,985
Jeff SessionsRAL$3,600$226,623
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,232,120$112,827
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$8,800$158,800
Olympia J. SnoweRME$82,472$138,732
Arlen SpecterDPA$139,220$321,364
Debbie StabenowDMI$808,497$178,749
Jon TesterDMT$192,821$105,876
John ThuneRSD$4,200$537,681
Mark UdallDCO$357,955$281,690
Tom UdallDNM$235,372$169,308
David VitterRLA$1,550$530,986
George VoinovichROH$4,650$133,109
Mark R. WarnerDVA$203,368$456,201
Jim WebbDVA$314,190$152,001
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$260,300$127,289
Roger F. WickerRMS$17,200$456,875
Ron WydenDOR$29,100$151,050

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NamePartyState$ From Interest Groups
That Supported
$ From Interest Groups
That Opposed
Daniel K. AkakaDHI$64,190$53,503
Andrew Lamar AlexanderRTN$15,500$273,977
John BarrassoRWY$1,000$152,329
Max BaucusDMT$66,600$357,308
Birch "Evan" BayhDIN$29,202$111,150
Mark BegichDAK$167,472$98,834
Bob BennettRUT$8,000$196,293
Joe BidenDDE$44,350$120,525
Jesse "Jeff" BingamanDNM$50,350$123,203
Christopher "Kit" BondRMO$2,250$52,225
Barbara BoxerDCA$1,768,177$381,759
Sherrod BrownDOH$351,641$136,439
Sam BrownbackRKS$500$8,750
Jim BunningRKY$300$14,250
Richard BurrRNC$750$560,685
Robert ByrdDWV$191,145$76,665
Maria CantwellDWA$261,473$277,564
Ben CardinDMD$293,765$172,450
Tom CarperDDE$44,780$116,960
Bob CaseyDPA$659,830$304,879
Clarence Saxby ChamblissRGA$17,350$1,008,347
Hillary ClintonDNY$2,130,449$757,634
Tom CoburnROK$-250$180,878
William Thad CochranRMS$5,000$81,350
Susan M. CollinsRME$85,104$477,099
Gaylord Kent ConradDND$63,000$117,192
Bob CorkerRTN$19,850$690,022
John CornynRTX$17,425$707,125
Mike CrapoRID$1,000$136,893
Jim DeMintRSC$450$520,572
Chris DoddDCT$96,150$217,350
Byron DorganDND$7,100$90,250
Dick DurbinDIL$164,100$263,750
John EnsignRNV$0$255,783
Mike EnziRWY$1,500$142,900
Russ FeingoldDWI$403,072$109,520
Dianne FeinsteinDCA$114,731$137,865
Lindsey GrahamRSC$16,175$302,644
Chuck GrassleyRIA$5,500$288,848
Judd GreggRNH$0$7,750
Kay R. HaganDNC$884,171$100,783
Tom HarkinDIA$90,080$217,705
Orrin G. HatchRUT$4,000$219,266
Kay Bailey HutchisonRTX$6,100$268,000
Jim InhofeROK$2,000$277,520
Dan InouyeDHI$32,200$155,030
Johnny IsaksonRGA$4,750$393,106
Mike JohannsRNE$0$262,544
Tim JohnsonDSD$108,458$67,200
Ted KennedyDMA$137,725$126,900
John F. KerryDMA$145,878$114,520
Amy KlobucharDMN$992,832$400,558
Herb KohlDWI$7,228$0
Jon KylRAZ$8,100$773,883
Mary L. LandrieuDLA$247,927$283,506
Frank R. LautenbergDNJ$58,150$164,249
Patrick J. LeahyDVT$82,200$50,385
Carl LevinDMI$128,874$126,311
Joe LiebermanICT$136,906$556,410
Blanche LincolnDAR$83,344$507,016
Dick LugarRIN$21,000$182,426
Mel MartinezRFL$1,600$87,290
John McCainRAZ$20,500$370,083
Claire McCaskillDMO$4,128,950$188,155
Addison "Mitch" McConnellRKY$33,350$962,807
Bob MenéndezDNJ$165,720$626,016
Jeff MerkleyDOR$276,497$107,188
Barbara A. MikulskiDMD$152,558$115,989
Lisa MurkowskiRAK$18,550$254,979
Patty MurrayDWA$664,884$327,923
Earl "Ben" NelsonDNE$49,199$306,440
Clarence "Bill" NelsonDFL$207,564$322,333
Mark L. PryorDAR$44,400$151,900
John "Jack" ReedDRI$30,100$95,000
Harry ReidDNV$206,032$565,785
Jim RischRID$2,050$293,323
Charles "Pat" RobertsRKS$4,150$335,341
John "Jay" RockefellerDWV$59,500$110,350
Ken SalazarDCO$6,650$75,100
Bernie SandersIVT$266,046$29,540
Chuck SchumerDNY$121,753$475,985
Jeff SessionsRAL$3,600$226,623
Jeanne ShaheenDNH$1,232,120$112,827
Richard C. ShelbyRAL$8,800$158,800
Olympia J. SnoweRME$82,472$138,732
Arlen SpecterDPA$139,220$321,364
Debbie StabenowDMI$808,497$178,749
Jon TesterDMT$192,821$105,876
John ThuneRSD$4,200$537,681
Mark UdallDCO$357,955$281,690
Tom UdallDNM$235,372$169,308
David VitterRLA$1,550$530,986
George VoinovichROH$4,650$133,109
Mark R. WarnerDVA$203,368$456,201
Jim WebbDVA$314,190$152,001
Sheldon WhitehouseDRI$260,300$127,289
Roger F. WickerRMS$17,200$456,875
Ron WydenDOR$29,100$151,050

Interest Groups that supported this bill

$ Donated
Women's issues$11,852,343
Democratic/Liberal$5,036,414
Minority/Ethnic Groups$1,162,206
Teachers unions$1,074,450
Museums, art galleries, libraries, etc.$572,916
Churches, clergy & religious organizations$387,010
Labor Unions$312,550
Elderly issues/Social Security$308,483

Interest Groups that opposed this bill

$ Donated
Business services$6,496,812
Public works, industrial & commercial construction$3,988,668
Republican/Conservative$3,070,161
Hotels & motels$1,998,101
Food and kindred products manufacturing$1,836,328
Department, variety & convenience stores$1,690,091
Food stores$1,574,130
Natural Gas transmission & distribution$1,417,801
Special trade contractors$1,038,704
Retail trade$874,227
Manufacturing$296,939
Builders associations$267,875
Small business associations$263,612
Chambers of commerce$235,884
General business associations$212,003
Personal products manufacturing$110,190
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