Bustos Statement on Equal Pay Day

WASHINGTON – Congresswoman Cheri Bustos (IL-17) released the following statement in marking Equal Pay Day:

“In the year 2016, it’s inexcusable that women still earn less than men doing the exact same job,” said Congresswoman Bustos. “Even though women are graduating college at higher rates than men and making up nearly half of the workforce, the women in our Congressional District still earn an average of $0.72 for every dollar that men make at the same job. Equal pay for equal work is not just a women’s issue, it’s a family issue. As we mark this Equal Pay Day, I strongly urge Washington to stop playing games and finally take real action to ensure equal pay for equal work.”