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WASHINGTON – On the 4th anniversary of the landmark Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which protected the legal rights of women who faced pay discrimination, U.S. Senator Claire McCaskill is renewing her effort to ensure working women earn the same pay as their male counterparts, joining in the reintroduction of the Paycheck Fairness Act – legislation to help close the pay gap between men and women.
“I’ll keep waging this fight until women are no longer expected to accept this inexcusable pay gap as a fact of life,” McCaskill said. “As a single working mom, I found out firsthand the challenges women in the workforce, and I’m determined not to leave this fight for my daughters to finish, but to solve it now.”
McCaskill supported the same legislation last year, but the bill failed to garner the 60 votes necessary to advance.
Women make up nearly half of Missouri’s workforce, but earn only 74 cents for every dollar paid to men in the state.
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