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Lautenberg Statement Celebrating Women's History Month

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Location: Washington, DC

U.S. Senator Frank R. Lautenberg (D-NJ) today released a statement celebrating Women's History Month:

"During Women's History Month, I join all Americans in celebrating the progress we've made for women's rights and taking stock of the hard work ahead. We've made great strides in the fight for improved pay equity, increased protections for victims of domestic violence, and health care reforms that are making women's health services more accessible.

"Yet there is much we still must do. We need to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act to bring us even closer to equal pay for equal work, make preschool available to every child to help give working families a shot at the middle class, and continue to fight for the right of every woman to control her own health care decisions.

"While we celebrate our achievements, we must remain vigilant. As a proud father and grandfather, I'll never stop fighting for a country where every woman can achieve her highest aspirations, unbound by any ceiling or barrier."


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