Today, U.S. Senate candidate Shelley Berkley issued the following statement after unelected Senator Dean Heller's third vote in four years to block the Paycheck Fairness Act, a common sense piece of legislation that would help ensure equal pay for equal work for Nevada men and women:
"Once again, Dean Heller is siding with Wall Street instead of Nevada's struggling middle-class families," said Berkley. "While he's voted repeatedly to protect taxpayer giveaways to corporations that ship American jobs overseas, he has now voted three times to block legislation ensuring equal pay for equal work. Dean Heller's misplaced priorities not only impact women -- they impact middle-class families across Nevada who rely on full paychecks to put food on the table, fill up a tank of gas and make the mortgage payments."
Due to out of touch Washington Republicans like Senator Dean Heller, the Senate failed to proceed to a vote today on the Paycheck Fairness Act. Heller also voted against the legislation in 2008 and 2009.
Berkley is a longtime co-sponsor of the legislation.