H. R. 7, Paycheck Fairness Act

Summary: To amend the Fair Labor Standards Act of 1938 to provide more effective remedies to victims of discrimination in the payment of wages on the basis of sex, and for other purposes.

“This bill would revise existing enforcement mechanisms to prevent wage discrimination based on gender. Exceptions in laws that prohibit wage differences between men and women would be limited to bona fide factors — like education, training, or experience.” (Source: Countable)



  • Representative Craig cosponsored the resolution on 1/30/19.
  • “I’m an original cosponsor of the Paycheck Fairness Act because it’s long past time to strengthen working families by ensuring a woman receives the pay she deserves for doing the same job as the man working next to her.” (Source: Twitter, Rep Craig Tweet, 01/15/2019)
  • “56 years ago today, the was signed into law. 56 years later, we still have a lot of work left to do. Proud to be a cosponsor of the to strengthen the Equal Pay Act and make sure every woman is paid fairly for their work.” (Source: Twitter. Rep Craig Tweet, 6/10/19)

STATUS: Introduced 1/30/19 by Rep. DeLauro, Rosa L. [D-CT-3] . The bill passed the House on March 28, 2019 Yeas and Nays: 242 – 187 (Roll no. 134). To see the state-by-state view of the vote.



  • Link to the text of the bill.
  • Link to bill information (support and opposition) on Countable.

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