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Sen. Barbara Mikulski, D-Md., and Lilly Ledbetter, right, the woman who has been the symbol for the workplace equality movement, speak to reporters at the Capitol as the Senate considers the "Paycheck Fairness Act," in Washington, Tuesday, June 5, 2012.

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Senate GOP blocks Democrats' equal pay bill

Senate Republicans on Tuesday blocked a Democratic bill calling for equal pay in the workplace. But President Barack Obama and his congressional allies aren't finished appealing to women on the No. 1 concern for all voters: the cash in their wallets on the heels of recession.


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