With all of the attention focused on the Wisconsin recall election, much less attention was paid to a Senate vote that revealed just how real the war against women is in Congress.
Yesterday, Senate Republicans were successful in blocking the Paycheck Fairness Act, with not one member of the GOP voting for the bill in the 52-47 vote — which falls short of the 60 votes needed to move the legislaton forward. (Recovering U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-IL) did note vote on the bill.)
This is a repeat of what happened in 2010 when the bill, then sponsored by U.S. Sen. Harry Reid (D-NV) again had majority support of the Senate, but was still killed by a Republican filibuster and 'no' votes from every GOP senator in the chamber.
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