Casey Statement Regarding Senate Vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act

Washington, DC – U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA), Chairman of the Joint Economic Committee, released the following statement in response to the Senate vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act, which failed to overcome a filibuster this afternoon, 52-47:

“I’m disappointed that despite overwhelming evidence showing women are still getting paid significantly less than men for the same work, a minority in the Senate rejected a commonsense bill that would help narrow the pay gap. I cosponsored and fought for the Paycheck Fairness Act to begin to close Pennsylvania’s staggering 18.6% pay gap, which hits middle class families in the pocketbook and damages our economy. The Paycheck Fairness Act confirms a simple principle- equal pay for equal work, and I intend to keep fighting to pass this bill.”