House Committee Votes to Kill Equal Pay Initiative

The House Appropriations Committee approved a budget amendment that would defund an Obama-era initiative to reduce wage disparities by requiring some private employers to submit employee pay data by gender, race and job category.

The measure, part of the proposed House budget, prohibits the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the agency assigned to enforce workplace anti-discrimination laws, from using any funds to collect pay data from employers.

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