Rep. Matsui Statement on California's New Equal Pay Law
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Tuesday, October 6, 2015
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Rep. Matsui Statement on California’s New Equal Pay Law
Congresswoman Doris Matsui released the following statement in response to California Governor Jerry Brown signing the Fair Pay Act into law today.
“The Equal Pay Act is a huge step toward true equality in California, and I am thrilled to see our state lead the way once again. Senator Jackson’s vision and hard work will protect and empower women across the state, ensuring they are paid fairly for their work. I am confident that, eventually, pay equity will be a reality in all parts of the nation.”
During the 114th Congress, Congresswoman Matsui chairs the Democratic Women’s Working Group. Consisting of all of the Democratic women Members, the Working Group advocates for legislation that improves the economic security of American women. One of the pillars of this effort is the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation that strengthens and closes loopholes in the Equal Pay Act of 1963.