SHAHEEN STATEMENT ON EQUAL PAY VOTE

September 15, 2014

(Washington, DC) – U.S. Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) released the following statement after equal pay legislation was voted down in the Senate 52-40:

“Paying women less than their male counterparts for equal work hurts women, families and the economy in New Hampshire and across the country. Pay discrimination needs to end, and Republicans in the Senate did a serious disservice to working women everywhere by putting politics ahead of doing what's right for the country. I’ll continue to fight for the Paycheck Fairness Act because women and families deserve better.”