Is the wage gap real? We have Kamala as our vice president and more female CEOs than ever before, but women of all races are making less than men.
WASHINGTON – In 2021, pay disparities and discrimination still exist between men and women, and Rep. Carolyn Maloney, D-N.Y., wants people to know that Equal Pay Day is not one of celebration.
"This day marks the extra time it takes an average woman in the United States to earn the same pay that their male counterparts made the previous calendar year," Maloney, chairwoman for the House Oversight Committee, told USA TODAY.
Maloney held a hearing on Wednesday – Equal Pay Day – to examine the pay gap, the disproportionate inequalities women of color face, discuss several pieces of "feminist legislation," and hear from witnesses like U.S. Women's National Team soccer star Megan Rapinoe.
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