Sen. Johnson: Paycheck Fairness Act Would Harm Our Economy, Reduce Opportunities for Women

WASHINGTON – On Tuesday, U.S. Senator Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) released the following statement after the Senate voted on the motion to invoke cloture on the motion to proceed on the Paycheck Fairness Act.

“It has been illegal for employers to discriminate in any way on the basis of sex since 1963. The bill that was defeated today would simply be a big gift to the primary patrons of Democrats, trial lawyers. It would have lined their pockets, harmed our economy and reduced opportunities for women. That’s why I voted no.”