Live updates: Biden departs on a trip overseas that includes meetings with allies, summit with Putin – The Washington Post

The defeat had been widely expected, given the GOP’s history of opposing the measure, known as the Paycheck Fairness Act, which Democrats have been trying to adopt in some form for nearly 30 years. Ahead of the vote, Democrats said they forged ahead anyway, aiming to “show people we’re trying, and this is the obstacle we’re facing,” said Sen. Patty Murray (D-Wash.), the measure’s chief sponsor in the chamber.