Legislative News

Read the latest update from State Representative Paula Brown (Chesterfield) and keep up with what’s happening in Jefferson City.

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Paycheck Fairness Act Failed

Although the U.S.  House of Representatives passed the the Paycheck Fairness Act, the U.S. Senate failed to pass the act.  On a party-line procedural vote, 49-50, the bill fell short of the necessary 60-vote threshold.  AAUW will continue to champion legislation to support economic equity.

                                            Gender Equity in Education Act (GEEA)

GEEA would help to reduce and prevent sex discrimination in all areas of education by supporting the vital, on-the-ground work of Title IX coordinators through additional resources, training and technical assistance.  It would authorize competitive grants to K-12 schools, colleges, local educational agencies, or states to support their gender equity work.
All these efforts, and those that AAUW members have undertaken for decades, lay the groundwork for a real 50th anniversary celebration of Title IX in 2022.
Urge your members of Congress to build on the legacy of Title IX by cosponsoring GEEA.