|GOP blocks Senate bill curbing gender pay gap|
|News - St Augustine Area & St Johns County|
WASHINGTON ó Republicans blocked a Senate bill Wednesday aimed at narrowing the pay gap between men and women, an election-year ritual that Democrats hope will help spur women to back them in this fallís congressional elections.
GOP lawmakers said the measure could hinder employers from granting raises, or permitting flexible hours in exchange for lower pay, for fear of costly lawsuits.
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