Today, April 9, Congressman Marc Veasey said that more needs to be done to close the wage gap that still exists between women and men. According to the National Partnership for Women and Families, Dallas-Fort Worth women are paid 85 cents for every dollar paid to men in the area, amounting to a yearly gap of $7,163 between men and women who work full time.
"Equal pay is not simply a woman's issue -- it's a family issue," Congressman Marc Veasey stated. "Families increasingly rely on women's wages to make ends meet. When women in Dallas-Fort Worth bring home less money each day, it means they have less for the everyday needs of their families -- groceries, rent, child care, doctors' visits. Our mothers, sisters and daughters deserve to be paid fairly for their work."
Congressman Marc Veasey supports the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would help close the wage gap between men and women and remedy effects of past gender discrimination.