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US Senate Republicans block Obama-backed pay equity Bill

Published on Apr 9, 2014 11:58 PM
 

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - US Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked a Bill that Democrats said would give women a"fair shot" at obtaining equal pay to men for comparable work.

On a 53-44 vote, supporters fell short of the needed 60 votes to advance the Bill, which Republicans said was designed not to promote pay equity but to attract women voters in the November elections.

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