S. 3220 (112th): Paycheck Fairness Act

Introduced:

May 22, 2012
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Status:
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced in a previous session of Congress but was killed due to a failed vote for cloture, under a fast-track vote called "suspension", or while resolving differences on June 5, 2012.

Sponsor:

Barbara Mikulski

Senior Senator from Maryland

Democrat

Text:

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Last Updated: May 23, 2012
Length: 22 pages

About the bill

Full 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.

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.

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History

May 22, 2012
 
Introduced

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May 23, 2012
 
Reported by Committee

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Jun 5, 2012
 
Failed Cloture in the Senate

The Senate must often vote to end debate before voting on a bill, called a cloture vote. The vote on cloture failed. This is often considered a filibuster. The Senate may try again.

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Details

Cosponsors
37 cosponsors (36D, 1I) (show)
Votes
Jun 5, 2012 2:28 p.m.
Cloture on the Motion to Proceed Rejected 52/47

Related Bills

Legislative action may be ocurring on one of these bills in lieu of or in parallel to action on this bill.

S. 84 (113th) was a re-introduction of this bill in a later Congress.

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 23, 2013

S. 797 (identical)

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Apr 12, 2011

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