Who Voted Against Fair Pay for Women?

Fri, January 23, 2009

Making Our Political Voices Heard


Alexander (R-TN)
Barrasso (R-WY)
Bennett (R-UT)
Bond (R-MO)
Brownback (R-KS)
Bunning (R-KY)
Burr (R-NC)
Chambliss (R-GA)
Coburn (R-OK)
Cochran (R-MS)
Corker (R-TN)
Cornyn (R-TX)
Crapo (R-ID)
DeMint (R-SC)
Ensign (R-NV)
Enzi (R-WY)
Graham (R-SC)
Grassley (R-IA)
Gregg (R-NH)
Hatch (R-UT)
Inhofe (R-OK)
Isakson (R-GA)
Johanns (R-NE)
Kyl (R-AZ)
Lugar (R-IN)
Martinez (R-FL)
McCain (R-AZ)
McConnell (R-KY)
Risch (R-ID)
Roberts (R-KS)
Sessions (R-AL)
Shelby (R-AL)
Thune (R-SD)
Vitter (R-LA)
Voinovich (R-OH)
Wicker (R-MS)

Just in case you were interested, these are all Republican men. No women Senators or Democrats voted against the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act. Courtesy of the Senate’s website.

This afternoon, Republican Senator Mitch McConnell told a National Press Club luncheon that the Ledbetter legislation was just a “trial lawyer’s bail out bill.” Does he want to tell that to his three daughters who might one day face pay discrimination??

Here’s what Lilly had to say (courtesy of the National Women’s Law Center):

Ladies, a few E-mails might be in order! Also, Senators, you owe Lilly Ledbetter (and any daughters and granddaughters you have) an apology.

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10 Responses to “Who Voted Against Fair Pay for Women?”

  1. Caffeinatrix Says:

    Why am I not surprised at this list?

    You know…there are innumerable reasons for the massive smackdown Republicans suffered last November and this list is indicative of just ONE of them. Thanks for nothing, fellas.

    And a BIG thank you to Lily Ledbetter, to all who voted to support the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and to PunditMom for bringing us this info.

  2. judy in ky Says:

    I live in a very RED state. Mitch McConnell comes from here. I am holding my nose. What on earth is the Republicans’ problem?

  3. Sharon Says:

    Thanks for putting this information out there. I owe a thank you to the two senators from Maine.

  4. PunditMom Says:

    Sharon, Maybe you can get your Senators from Maine to get our lawmakers to vote on the Fair Pay Act, as well. It seems to be dead at the moment — would preclude wage discrimination itself, which Ledbetter is a statute of limitations law.

  5. Kelley Irish Says:

    If you get a chance, it is well worth reading Justice Ginsburg dissent, when the court spoke on the Ledbetter v. Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. Thankfully the legislation has been passed to right this wrong.

    As far as the list who voted against the bill-can any of us really be surprised. Male Chauvinist is alive and well.

    Happy I live in a blue state with a female govenor

  6. winecat Says:

    Surprise, surprise. You would think that these “gentlemen” would have caught on to the fact that the world is changing. But apparently they all still reside in the 19th century. Thank Heavens we in CA are blessed with 2 women senators

  7. BAC Says:

    This vote speaks to why it’s important to elect women to the House and Senate – both Democrat and Republican. In states where it’s next to impossible to elect Democrats maybe we should look for moderate Republican women to support.


  8. sarah Says:

    Deplorable (and SO irritating)!

  9. Tresor De Beaute Says:

    Oh my gosh, unbelievable!! thanks for the info!!

  10. Jen Says:

    Hi there.
    I followed your lead.


    So funny how McCain in particular tried to come across as for women, by picking Palin… but he showed his true colors in that 3rd debate with that “women’s health” comment.

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