Maloney Hails House Passage of H.R. 7, the Paycheck Fairness Act
WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY), Vice Chair of the Joint Economic Committee, hailed today’s House passage of H.R. 7, the Paycheck Fairness Act.
“Passing the Paycheck Fairness Act is critical to the financial security of women and families – and will be a boost for the economy as a whole. Women are the sole or primary breadwinners in half of US households with children. According to some estimates, equal pay could cut poverty among working women and their families by more than half and add more than half a trillion dollars to the US economy. This legislation is long overdue, and I proudly voted for it.
“To support hardworking American women, to help families, and to boost our economy, the Senate needs to take up and pass H.R. 7 quickly and send it to the President’s desk.”
You can see some of the Congresswoman’s floor speech on the bill here.