Apr 08, 2013
DCCC Chairman Steve Israel Statement on Equal Pay Day
DCCC Chairman Steve Israel released the following statement on Equal Pay Day tomorrow, which symbolizes just how far into the year women must work to earn as much as men did the previous year:
“Equal Pay Day is an annual reminder of the broken system where women have to work longer to earn the same pay as a man. It is fundamentally wrong that in this day and age, women still earn less than men earn for the same work and it is disgraceful that House Republicans continue to block equal pay legislation.
“House Republicans opposed the landmark Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, and now continue to block the Paycheck Fairness Act that would put more money into families’ pockets right when they need it the most. While House Democrats stand up for women and their families, House Republicans remain stuck in the past.”