U.S. Senator Tim Kaine released the following statement today on his co-sponsorship of the Paycheck Fairness Act:
"I am proud to co-sponsor the Paycheck Fairness Act -- an important next step toward ensuring equal pay for equal work. This legislation builds on the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, providing women with additional tools to address wage discrimination. This isn't just a women's issue, it's a family issue. Reducing the persistent wage gap is good for Virginia families, many of whom are increasingly relying on two incomes to make ends meet, and will also help strengthen communities and local economies across the Commonwealth. This should be a goal that both parties can support during this Congress."