Senate activity surrounding the Paycheck Fairness Act – it failed to get enough votes to overcome a GOP filibuster – more closely resembled the taping of campaign ads rather than a debate of the issue.
The Congressional Budget Office (CBO) released its annual report, and the US is still facing significant debt problems. What Congress does after November could have a big impact.
But the bill, which would provide several protections for women in the workplace, is unlikely to overcome a filibuster by Senate Republicans.
A GOP bill to abolish abortion if sex selection is the reason failed to clear the US House on Thursday. But Republicans were able, for a day, to turn the tables on Democrats in the 'war on women,' saying the bill sought to save baby girls.