Congresswoman Proposes Act to Close the Pay Gap for Native American Women

Maria Perez
Sep 24, 2019 - 4:07
US Representative Sharice Davids (D-KS). (Facebook)

A Congresswoman from Kansas is urging the passage of a law that would close the pay gap for Native American women. US Representative Sharice Davids, who represents Kansas’s 3rd congressional district, told CNBC that there are many ways to close the pay gap for Native American women and other women of color, but believes passing the Paycheck Fairness Act through the Senate would “be a big step towards addressing the gender pay gap.” The bill was first introduced to Congress in 1997 by Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT). It ensures that everyone will receive equal pay no matter their gender. The House passed the act in March. Supporters are waiting for it to be passed by the Senate. “Very simple concept: Men and women in the same job...

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