Senate Republicans Cockblock Paycheck Fairness ActS

The Paycheck Fairness Act would have made it more difficult for companies to discriminate against women, as well as helped those forced to sue for pay equity as a last resort get what they deserve. Since women make 77 cents to a man's dollar — the average working woman loses enough money to feed a family of four for 37 years — it sounded pretty good/crucial to us!

But the Senate GOP thought the bill was pointless at best and, in Sen. Dean Heller's (R-NV) words, "a war on free enterprise" at worst. The measure was blocked by a 52-47 vote. In case you're keeping track: Obama strongly supported the act, while Romney continuously dodged questions about it.

BREAKING: Senate GOP Blocks Pay Equity Bill [Think Progress]