McClintock Always Votes Against Women
By: Susan Ashby
As I write this in the year of the 99th anniversary of Congressional approval of the Nineteenth Amendment, giving women the right to vote, I think about the hard and long struggle of women in this country to make that happen. Today, women are still in a struggle for equal rights and protection.
Our congressman, McClinton, apparently is not on our side in this struggle.
McClintock has a long record of voting against the best interests of women. When in the California Assembly, he voted against a bill that would impose penalties on employers who practiced gender-based wage discrimination – the bill passed. In 2009, in the House, he voted against a bill that would allow victims of wage discrimination to sue for damages – the bill passed. That same year he voted against the Lillie Ledbetter Fair Pay Act of 2009 (S 181) – the equal pay for equal work bill which passed the House and Senate and became law.
This year, he continues his dislike for women and his support for discrimination. Here are 3 notable bills he voted against:
H.R.7 – Paycheck Fairness Act
It would restrict the “bona fide factor” defense for wage discrimination, enhance non-retaliation prohibitions, and increase civil penalties for violations of equal pay provisions and more (research, education & training, outreach, etc.).
The bill passed the House in March with 242 Yeas and 187 Nays. McClintock said Nay.
H.R.1585 – Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2019
This law was first signed into law in September 1994. It was notable for calling attention to the issues of domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking. The VAWA was reauthorized in 2000, 2005, and 2013. In 2013, McClintock voted against the VAWA but the bill passed the Republican-controlled House by a vote of 414 to 9 ! This year, it passed the House in April with a 263 to 158 vote including 33 Republican votes. McClintock said Nay.
H.R.5 – Equality Act
This bill prohibits discrimination based on sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity in a wide variety of areas including public accommodations and facilities, education, federal funding, employment, housing, credit, and the jury system. Specifically, the bill defines and includes sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity among the prohibited categories of discrimination or segregation. The bill impacts women and the LGBTQ community. This bill passed the House in May 236 to 173. McClintock said Nay.
We deserve better.