Rep. Titus Calls for Vote on Equal Pay Legislation

Apr 12, 2016
Press Release

April 12, 2016
Contact: Kyle Roerink
Phone: (202) 657-3219

Washington, D.C. – To mark Equal Pay Day, Representative Dina Titus of Nevada’s first Congressional District issued a statement that calls for a vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation that would provide protections to workers and close loopholes that currently make it harder for women to earn equal pay for equal work.

“The pay gap is not a myth. It is math,” Rep. Titus said. “On average, women make 79 cents for every dollar a man earns. For minority women, the numbers are even lower. Women account for half of all workers in this country but earn less for equal work. This gap costs women more than $10,000 per year. In Nevada, women who work full time are losing out on more than $2 billion annually.

"This not only harms individual women, it hurts their families and our communities.  We can help close this chasm by passing the Paycheck Fairness Act, which provides legal protections to workers, offers a regulatory framework for compliance, and closes loopholes that are currently making it harder for women to earn equal pay for equal work. Since 2013, House Republicans have voted nine times to block this legislation from coming to the floor. On this Equal Pay Day, tell the GOP to vote on the Paycheck Fairness Act.”