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Senators Pay Women Less Than Men

Postby Todd » Fri May 25, 2012 11:42 am


The Washington Free Beacon by: Andrew Stiles Thursday, May 24, 2012

Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., is one of several female senators urging passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act aimed at closing the "gender gap" in pay, but female staffers in Murray's office make 35 percent less than male staffers do. Photo Credit:AP
A group of Democratic female senators on Wednesday declared war on the so-called “gender pay gap,” urging their colleagues to pass the aptly named Paycheck Fairness Act when Congress returns from recess next month.

However, a substantial gender pay gap exists in their own offices, a Washington Free Beacon analysis of Senate salary data reveals.

Of the five senators who participated in Wednesday’s press conference — Democrats Barbara Mikulski of Maryland, Patty Murray of Washington, Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, Dianne Feinstein of California and Barbara Boxer of California — three pay their female staff members significantly less than male staffers.

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