Paycheck Fairness Act
On Motion to Recommit with Instructions
House Roll Call No. 7
111th Congress, 1st Session

Failed: 178-240 (see complete tally)
On January 9, 2009, the House defeated a motion to recommit the Paycheck Fairness Act (H.R. 12) by a vote of 240 to 178. The ACLU opposed the motion to recommit, which would have placed a cap on the attorneys' fees a prevailing plaintiff could receive under the Equal Pay Act. The Paycheck Fairness Act is intended to strengthen the Equal Pay Act, not limit the ability of those suffering pay discrimination to get the legal help necessary to ensure they receive their rightfully earned wages.

Vote Map: House Roll Call No. 7
Votes For : 178
Votes Against : 240
Not Voting : 14