H.R. 12 (111th): Paycheck Fairness Act


Jan 6, 2009
111th Congress, 2009–2010

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress and was passed by the House on January 9, 2009 but was never passed by the Senate.


Rosa DeLauro

Representative for Connecticut's 3rd congressional district



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Last Updated: Jan 6, 2009
Length: 21 pages

See Instead:

S. 3772 (same title)
Failed Cloture — Nov 17, 2010

About the bill

Full Title

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.

Summary (CRS)

1/6/2009--Passed House without amendment.Paycheck Fairness Act - Section3 - Amends the portion of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) known as the Equal Pay Act to revise remedies ... Read more >

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Jan 6, 2009

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Jan 9, 2009
Passed House

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This is a House of Representatives bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “H.R.” in “H.R. 12”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


200 cosponsors (200D) (show)
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Jan 9, 2009 1:19 p.m.
Passed 256/163

Related Bills

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H.R. 1338 (110th) was a previous version of this bill.

Passed House
Last Action: Jul 31, 2008

H.R. 1519 (112th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 13, 2011

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