The Dallas Morning News

Equal pay measure passed by U.S. House

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WASHINGTON — House Democrats approved legislatio­n Thursday they say will help close the gap between what men and women are paid in the workplace, though the measure faces little chance of overcoming Republican opposition in the Senate.

The bill, which is supported by President Joe Biden’s administra­tion, passed 217-210 on a mostly party-line vote. It is the latest salvo in a long-running debate about equality of pay and the government’s role in ensuring it.

“Sadly, equal pay is not yet a reality in America,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, D-calif. “It’s almost sinful.”

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