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  • Equal Pay Act

    by Representative Martha McSally

    Posted on 2016-04-12

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    McSALLY asked and was given permission to address the House for 1 minute and to revise and extend her remarks.) Ms. McSALLY. Mr. Speaker, in 1963, the Equal Pay Act was signed into law, making it illegal for an employer to pay women less than a man for the same work. Yet the reality is today, over 50 years later, women are still making less than men. This is unacceptable and something which we all have a stake in fixing.

    Here in the House, we are working on putting forward new ideas and solutions to empower women to fight for equal pay. We must also continue to encourage young girls to enter STEM and other higher-paying fields and to make sure they know they can be whatever they want to be.

    Lastly, we must do a better job recognizing that caring for aging parents or children is a responsibility for women and men in our society.

    Mr. Speaker, I have been fighting my whole life for women's rights and equality. I know we still have work to do, and I am committed to making equal opportunity for women a reality. After all, this is America, where we pick the best man for the job, even if it is a woman. And that means making sure she is getting paid what she deserves.


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