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S. 270 (116th): 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)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on January 30, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

Although this bill was not enacted, its provisions could have become law by being included in another bill. It is common for legislative text to be introduced concurrently in multiple bills (called companion bills), re-introduced in subsequent sessions of Congress in new bills, or added to larger bills (sometimes called omnibus bills).


46 Cosponsors (44 Democrats, 2 Independents)

See Instead

H.R. 7 (same title)
Passed House (Senate next) — Mar 27, 2019


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Jan 30, 2019

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

S. 270 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

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.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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