Just as in the House vote on the stimulus today, Republicans in the US House of Representatives voted pretty much party line against the Ledbetter Fair Pay Act yesterday. It still passed overwhelmingly, and since it was already passed in identical form in the Senate, it now goes to the White House for President Obama’s signature.

Like I said earlier, protecting businesses against lawsuits, fair or not, is higher priority for Republicans than protecting women against discrimination. Note that Jo Ann Emerson, the “moderate” Republican from SE Missouri, switched her vote to opposition to the bill.