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    kyril, Casual Wednesday

    The Paycheck Fairness Act was passed in the House with a special rule that made it an amendment to the Lily Ledbetter one, or maybe the other way around, I don't remember. Anyway, my interpretation is that it was designed to get both through the Senate with a single vote, because of the ease of obstructionism in that body. Unfortunately, it didn't work that way; the Senate passed the simpler version and the House went with it to avoid obstructionism there. I'm sure that the House will pass it again, and it'll get another chance in the Senate, but as a separate bill this time.

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