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Latest Taxpayer's Tab: Paycheck Fairness & Congressional Pay
February 1, 2013
In this week's edition of the Taxpayer's Tab, NTUF analyzed the fiscal impacts that taxpayers might expect to see from some of Congress' latest efforts.
Among the most popular bills recently introduced in the Senate is Barbara Mikulski's (D-MD) Paycheck Fairness Act, with 33 cosponsors. S. 84 would seek to close loopholes in the 1963 Equal Pay Act, requiring employers to show substantive performance differences in the case of pay disparities between male and female employees. The bill would also allow for open discussion of salaries without the threat of legal action, implement training for federal workers to address the issue, and would authorize grants to fund negotiation skills development for women and girls across the country. The bill comes in at a $3 million annual cost, or $15 million over 5 years. It is not the first time Mikulski has introduced such legislation.
Also in the Tab this week:
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