Priorities: House Passes Ledbetter, Paycheck Bill

The House just passed H.R. 12, the Paycheck Fairness Act, by a vote of 256-163. Speaker Pelosi is in the chair, providing symbolic, political oomph to passage.

Now for the vote on H.R. 11, the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act

We’ll post the roll calls when they’re available.

UPDATE (1:29 p.m.): Houses passes H.R. 11 by a vote of 247-171. Rep. DeLauro now in the chair.

UPDATE (2:22 p.m.)

Roll Call No. 8, H.R. 12, Paycheck Fairness Act, 256-163. Ten Repubicans yea, three Democrats nay.

Roll Call No. 9, H.R. 11, Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, 247-171. Three Republicans yea, five Democrats nay.

The two Democrats who voted no both times were Rep. Bobby Bright and Rep. Parker Griffith, both freshmen from Alabama.

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