Norton Disappointed Senate Republicans Filibustered Her Equal Pay Bill
WASHINGTON, D.C. – Congresswoman Eleanor Holmes Norton (D-DC) said she was disappointed Senate Republicans yesterday successfully filibustered the motion to proceed to the House-passed Paycheck Fairness Act, preventing the Senate from debating and voting on the legislation. Norton’s Pay Equity for All Act, which would bar employers from asking job applicants for their salary history, is included in the Paycheck Fairness Act.
“Republicans, who filibustered the Paycheck Fairness Act, have delayed justice for American workers who receive unfair pay,” Norton said. “The Paycheck Fairness Act includes my Pay Equity for All Act, which would bar employers from asking job applicants their salary history. This single question often disadvantages women and minorities, whose disproportionately lower salaries in their first jobs carry through their entire careers simply because wages at their first job were set unfairly because of their race or sex.”