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S. 270: Paycheck Fairness Act

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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 titles are written by its sponsor.

Sponsor and status

Patty Murray

Sponsor. Senior Senator for Washington. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jan 30, 2019
Length: 23 pages
Jan 30, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Jan 30, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on January 30, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

3% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)
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H.R. 7 (same title)
Passed House (Senate next) — Mar 27, 2019


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Jan 30, 2019

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S. 270 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 270. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

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