Today U.S. Senator Bob Casey (D-PA) released the following statement on the 50th Anniversary of the Equal Pay Act:
"Women performing the same work as men deserve to be paid the same wages. In Pennsylvania and across the country, families depend on women's salaries. The pay gap harms those families and limits our nation's economic growth. Despite the support of the majority of the Senate, the Paycheck Fairness Act failed to pass last year. I will continue to fight for the Paycheck Fairness Act to begin to close the pay gap in Pennsylvania where women make only 77 cents for every dollar a man makes. This gap hits middle class families in the pocketbook and hurts our economy."