4/10/2014
A woman walks past the Senate steps at the U.S. Capitol
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Republican lawmakers Wednesday blocked Democratic efforts to push through legislation aimed at ensuring that women receive equal pay for the work they do. A flurry of GOP amendments held up the bill's progress, and Democrats were unable to win the 60 votes needed to force further progress. The fight over the bill is largely symbolic, since the Republican-controlled House would be unlikely to pass such a measure.

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