NH delegation reintroduces Paycheck Fairness Act to close gender wage gap
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Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Maggie Hassan (D-NH) and Reps. Annie Kuster (NH-02) and Chris Pappas (NH-01) today reintroduced the Paycheck Fairness Act, bicameral legislation that would strengthen the Equal Pay Act of 1963 and guarantee that women can challenge pay discrimination and hold employers accountable.
“Ensuring pay equity for men and women is about showing every woman that her work is valued the same as a man’s,”said Shaheen. “Despite legislative victories like the Equal Pay Act and the Lilly Ledbetter Act, we still have a long ways to go before we close the pay gap, with women earning just 80 cents, on average, for each dollar a man earns. This legislation will strengthen the Equal Pay Act by closing loopholes and ensuring that employers are held accountable. We must never stop fighting for equal pay for equal work.”