Today is the Senate vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act. Above, via PayScale (which tracks and keeps data on salaries), is a chart detailing the pay gap between men and women based on age. For more fun facts and figures, check out this infographic, which lets us know that women in the US are “losing $431,000 over the course of their careers.”
The Paycheck Fairness Act, which according to The Hill is expected to fail its procedural vote today, would close loopholes in current federal law that make it difficult to expose pay discrimination as well as providing federal grants to improve women’s salary negotiation skills. It also plans government collection of salary data for enforcement purposes. Senate Republicans naturally think it’s a crock of Marxist lady business that would harm the economy (because women and the families they support are not part of the economy) and are not in favor.
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