Senate blocks wage-gap bill

Measure election-year ploy by Democrats, GOP asserts

Posted: April 10, 2014 at 5:33 a.m.

Senate Republicans on Wednesday blocked legislation meant to close the pay gap between men and women, framing an election-year fight between the parties over whose policies are friendlier to women.

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