S. 797 (112th): Paycheck Fairness Act


Apr 12, 2011
112th Congress, 2011–2013

Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on April 12, 2011, in a previous session of Congress, but was not enacted.


Barbara Mikulski

Senior Senator from Maryland



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Last Updated: Apr 12, 2011
Length: 20 pages

See Instead:

S. 3220 (same title)
Failed Cloture — Jun 5, 2012

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.

Summary (CRS)

4/12/2011--Introduced.Paycheck Fairness Act - Amends the portion of the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 (FLSA) known as the Equal Pay Act to revise remedies for, enforcement of, and exceptions ... Read more >

The bill’s title was written by its sponsor.


Apr 12, 2011

This is the first step in the legislative process.

This is a Senate bill in the United States Congress (indicated by the “S.” in “S. 797”). A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.


36 cosponsors (35D, 1I) (show)
Committee Assignments

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There have been no roll call votes related to this bill.

Related Bills

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

Referred to Committee
Last Action: Jan 23, 2013

S. 3220 (identical)

Failed Cloture
Last Action: Jun 5, 2012

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