Congressman John Larson (CT-01) issued the following statement in support of today's observance of Equal Pay Day:
"Whether they're a lawyer, a doctor, a factory worker, or a truck driver, women in America are paid significantly less every day for the same amount of work. That's simply unfair. Dating back to my work with the Permanent Commission on the Status of Women in the Connecticut State Senate, I have always been a strong supporter of fair pay issues - as well as family and medical leave and child care -- and I was proud to vote for recent legislation such as the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act that has helped reduce pay inequality. But with women earning, on average, just seventy seven cents for every dollar men make, clearly more needs to be done.
"From Harriet Beecher Stowe to Rosa DeLauro, Connecticut women have helped lead the nation in the great labor and civil rights movements that have shaped us as Americans. With their help, we'll keep fighting until all Americans can get the same pay for the same day's work."