Senate Republicans block the Paycheck Fairness Act...again!

ALeqM5hBJQXCnsB5YCyCbbJaMY32ZA4Lxg-1024x696.jpegApparently, Senate Republicans think Bosses should be able to retaliate against their employees who talk to their co-workers about their salaries:

As expected, Senate Republicans filibustered legislation on Monday aimed at helping women fight for equal pay in the workplace, a vote held by Democrats to attack the GOP ahead of the 2014 midterm elections.

The vote was 52 for, 40 against, falling short of the 60 needed to defeat a filibuster.

The legislation cleared an initial "cloture" motion on Wednesday to begin debate, which Republicans may have done to eat up Senate time that Democrats want to use for other election-year votes. The procedural vote on Monday blocks a final up-or-down vote on the bill, ensuring its failure.

Yes, you read that right. They let it pass a "cloture" motion to run out the clock, to prevent other bills from making it to the floor.

Senate Republicans, because their first priority is anything but you!

In case you were wondering, this is the third time, Senate Republicans have blocked the bill, blocking it in 2012, and earlier this year.

This is why your vote matters. This is why handing Senate control to Republicans is a bad idea.

This story was originally published on Talking Points Memo, but more information can be found at MSNBC.

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