S. 182 - Paycheck Fairness Act

Employment, Discrimination, Pay Differential, Bias, Women, Fair Pay - Labor and employment. 111th Congress (2009-2010) View bill details
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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
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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
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Contributions

  1. January - February 2005 For $155,608 Against $229,128
  2. March - April 2005 For $594,850 Against $812,623
  3. May - June 2005 For $689,452 Against $666,659
  4. July - August 2005 For $282,979 Against $292,845
  5. September - October 2005 For $557,762 Against $596,036
  6. November - December 2005 For $702,430 Against $630,276
  7. January - February 2006 For $2,516,065 Against $280,793
  8. March - April 2006 For $1,707,694 Against $801,077
  9. May - June 2006 For $815,442 Against $745,135
  10. July - August 2006 For $787,530 Against $646,892
  11. September - October 2006 For $2,180,647 Against $1,667,204
  12. November - December 2006 For $246,419 Against $467,162
  13. January - February 2007 For $82,225 Against $421,330
  14. March - April 2007 For $281,520 Against $817,970
  15. May - June 2007 For $299,532 Against $907,389
  16. July - August 2007 For $110,683 Against $421,405
  17. September - October 2007 For $268,927 Against $792,788
  18. November - December 2007 For $506,950 Against $853,493
  19. January - February 2008 For $235,310 Against $555,565
  20. March - April 2008 For $418,628 Against $971,388
  21. May - June 2008 For $860,513 Against $1,073,817
  22. July - August 2008 For $1,259,656 Against $839,036
  23. September - October 2008 For $1,589,470 Against $1,642,613
  24. November - December 2008 For $124,161 Against $728,959
  25. January - February 2009 For $54,649 Against $301,594
  26. March - April 2009 For $186,375 Against $691,823
  27. May - June 2009 For $182,885 Against $1,047,767
  28. July - August 2009 For $87,004 Against $407,704
  29. September - October 2009 For $171,330 Against $864,683
  30. November - December 2009 For $169,391 Against $550,008
  31. January - February 2010 For $118,845 Against $366,214
  32. March - April 2010 For $272,767 Against $877,582
  33. May - June 2010 For $551,303 Against $887,293
  34. July - August 2010 For $410,831 Against $416,501
  35. September - October 2010 For $1,163,589 Against $883,549
  36. November - December 2010 For $62,950 Against $215,225

Votes

    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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