On Sunday, the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team (USWNT) won their fourth FIFA Women’s World Cup title in a victorious defeat against the Netherlands. The title is the second in a row for the USWNT, who won their last World Cup victory in 2015 against Japan.
Since their first win in 1991, the USWNT has won more World Cup titles than any other nation.
We are incredibly proud of the dedication, skill, and level of excellence demonstrated by the U.S. Women.
And like their skill on the field, millions of women admire the light they’ve shone on the disparities between the men’s and women’s game — part of the fight for equal treatment and fair pay in the workplace for all women.
It would be a fitting tribute to this great women’s soccer team to bring legislation to the Senate floor that would make it easier for women to get equal pay in the workplace.
Months ago, the House passed a the Paycheck Fairness Act which works to close loopholes in the landmark Equal Pay Act of 1963.
Senator McConnell must bring that bill to the floor of the Senate rather than burying it in his legislative graveyard.
This is an issue of basic fairness.
We salute the USWNT in their bold and unapologetic push towards equal pay, and urge Leader McConnell to call a vote on paycheck fairness for all.