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Michael Roberson Attempts to Rewrite History in Review-Journal Op-Ed

Las Vegas, NV – He really will say anything, regardless of the truth.  Today, in an op-ed in the Las Vegas Review-Journal, former Tom DeLay operative and GOP Senate boss Michael Roberson shamelessly attempted to rewrite history.  To begin — Roberson actually had the audacity to claim “equal pay for equal work is an issue that affects all Nevada families.”

Of course, while that is a factual statement, it’s a little too rich coming from a politician who previously denied pay discrimination existed and has supported bill after bill to cut the pay checks of middle class families.

For a quick snapshot of what Michael Roberson and Senate Republicans have actually been up to this session, here are a few facts missing from Michael Roberson’s Review-Journal press release… excuse us… op-ed:

Roberson Voted Against Fining Companies That “Willfully Discriminate” Against Employees Based On Their Gender.[Amendment 288, Senate Floor, 4/15/15]

Roberson Voted Against Notifying Women Who Were Discriminated Against The Timeframe For Which They Had To Reclaim Back Pay. [Amendment 289, Senate Floor, 4/15/15]

Roberson Voted Against Allowing Individuals Who Suffered Discrimination From Suing For Attorneys Fees And Damages.[Amendment 587, Senate Floor, 4/15/15]

Roberson Voted Against Restoring Overtime Pay To Any Hour Worked Past A 10-Hour Day. [Senate Journal, Amendment No. 273, SB 193, 4/3/15]

Roberson Voted Against Raising The Minimum Wage To $10.10 And $9.10 If The Employee Is Offered Health Insurance And Restoring Overtime Pay. [Senate Journal, Amendment No. 257, SB 193, 4/3/15]

Roberson Voted Against Raising The Minimum Wage To $9.50 And $8.50 If The Employee Is Offered Health Insurance And Restoring Overtime Pay. [Senate Journal, Amendment No. 258, SB 193, 4/3/15]

Roberson Voted Against Raising The Minimum Wage To $8 If They Employee Is Offered Health Insurance And Restoring Overtime Pay. [Senate Journal, Amendment No. 259, SB 193, 4/3/15]

“Michael Roberson’s op-ed is a shameless attempt to rewrite history and Republican proposals to cut the pay checks of middle class families,” said Nevada State Democratic Party spokesperson Zach Hudson.  “From eliminating the minimum wage for construction workers, to proposing to repeal the minimum wage from Nevada’s constitution, to voting three times against increasing the minimum wage, to opposing real equal pay for equal work proposals, the true story of this legislative session is Michael Roberson and Senate Republicans repeatedly attempting to take money out of the pockets of middle class families and reward their big campaign donors.  If you want a summary of Michael Roberson’s legislative session, it’s this: the middle class pays more so Roberson’s big campaign donors pay less.”