From the Daily Record
Two bills promoting equal pay for women could end up being the final legislative achievement for Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton while she awaits confirmation as secretary of state.
Clinton is re-introducing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act and the Paycheck Fairness Act, both of which failed to pass the Senate in the last Congress, according to spokesman Philippe Reines.
The two bills passed the House in the last Congress, but Democrats fell three votes short in the Senate of the 60 needed to overcome legislative roadblocks.
With a larger Democratic majority in the Senate this year, both bills could pass next week with Clinton casting her final -- or almost final -- votes as a senator.
The Senate also may pass health care legislation to expand coverage under the State Children's Health Insurance Program, which would give Clinton a chance to vote on another of her pet causes as her last hurrah as a lawmaker. That bill, which was vetoed by President George W. Bush, would extend government-financed health care services to 4 million low-income children who are not now covered.
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