Congressman Visclosky issued the following statement on Equal Pay Day 2013, a national day to highlight the wage gap that still exists between women and men in the United States. Visclosky said that Equal Pay Day is a reminder that legislators must work together to secure equal pay for American women.
"We must ensure that an honest day's work results in an honest day's pay by passing the Paycheck Fairness Act," Congressman Visclosky said. "This legislation would provide new protections for women who suspect that they are the victims of wage discrimination and hold those employers who violate the law accountable for their actions. It is a commonsense piece of legislation, and it deserves a vote," Visclosky said.
The Paycheck Fairness Act is supported by the National Partnership for Women and Families, National Organization for Women, Coalition of Labor Union Women, AFL-CIO, SEIU, U.S. Chamber of Commerce, and YWCA USA, among a number of nationwide organizations.