Chairman Xavier Becerra on Equal Pay Day

April 9, 2013

WASHINGTON — Today, Congressman Xavier Becerra (CA-34), Chairman of the House Democratic Caucus, released the following statement on Equal Pay Day:

“For many hardworking American women, an equal day’s work still does not mean an equal day’s pay. In fact, on average, women earn 77 cents on the dollar compared to men. That doesn’t cut it. As a lifelong supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment and as the father of three young daughters, I take the issue of economic equality and opportunity for the next generation of women very personally.

Today, on Equal Pay Day, and every day moving forward, we must recommit ourselves to the cause of economic prosperity for all people and families across our country.”