CONGRESSWOMAN ELISE STEFANIK
On January 7, 2009, H.R. 12 is expected to be considered on the floor under a closed rule and will require a majority vote for passage. Section 5 of H.Res. 5 (the House rules package) provided for the consideration of H.R. 11 (Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act) and H.R. 12 (Paycheck Fairness Act) under a closed rule. The rule waives all points of order against the bill, except those arising under clauses 9 and/or 10 of rule XXI (Earmarks and PAYGO). The rule provides for one hour of debate, equally divided between the Majority and the Minority, and one motion to recommit. In addition, the rule requires the clerk, in the engrossment of H.R. 11, to include the text of H.R. 12 prior to final passage. This legislation was introduced by Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) on January 6, 2009. The bill was referred to the House Committee on Education and Labor, but was never considered.
A formal CBO score is unavailable; however, the bill text would authorize $15 million in expenditures.