"In 1963 we made 59 cents for every dollar that men made. Now it’s 77 cents. What does that mean? It means every five years we make an advancement of one penny. Oh no. No more. We’re not just going to take it anymore."

Sen. Barbara Mikulski (D-Md.), on the gender wage gap. The Paycheck Fairness Act failed Tuesday when Republicans voted en masse to reject it.