Nearly 60 years after the landmark 1963 Equal Pay Act, women earn only 82 cents for every dollar earned by men – and the gap is much wider for women of color. The Paycheck Fairness Act (HR 7/S 205), introduced by Rep. Rosa DeLauro (D-CT) and Sen. Patty Murray (D-WA), would deter wage discrimination by updating and strengthening the Equal Pay Act. In April 2021, the House of Representatives passed this critical bill 217-210 with bipartisan support. It’s time for the Senate to follow suit!
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