Kuster Statement on Equal Pay Day
(Washington, DC) - Today, Congresswoman Annie Kuster (NH-02) released the following statement on Equal Pay Day, the date in which the average full-time working woman’s earnings catch up to the earnings of men in the previous year:
“In 2017, it is simply unacceptable that women on average earn 80 cents to every dollar men earn,” said Congresswoman Kuster. “This is an injustice not only to women, but also to the many American families that count a woman as the primary or co-breadwinner. It’s long past time we correct this injustice, and I will continue my efforts in Congress to end the pay gap and ensure women receive the compensation they deserve.”
Since taking office, Congresswoman Kuster has been a strong advocate for equal pay for women. She is a cosponsor of the Paycheck Fairness Act, which would help reduce wage disparities between men and women across the country. In addition, she authored a Women’s Economic Agenda, a plan for Congress to prioritize initiatives to reduce pay disparities based on gender and support Granite State women and their families. She has also hosted a series of roundtables to hear directly from women business owners and other professionals all across New Hampshire about what more Congress can do to help Granite State women succeed and receive fair pay in the workplace.