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Wicker Observes Equal Pay Day

Miss. Senator Says Paycheck Discrimination on Basis of Gender Is ‘Wrong’

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., today highlighted efforts by Senate Republicans to stand up for equal pay for women. April 12 marks “Equal Pay Day.”

“There is bipartisan agreement that equal work should merit equal pay,” Wicker said. “Paycheck discrimination of any form on the basis of gender is wrong. Senate Republicans have put forward several proposals to address this important national issue. Ultimately, higher wages for working women are achieved through overall economic growth, better job opportunities, and workplace flexibility – not lawsuits and more regulations.”

Wicker is a cosponsor of a bill that would prohibit employers from retaliating against their employees for inquiring about or discussing their wages. The legislation, S. 2200, authored by Sen. Deb Fischer, R-Neb., has received bipartisan support in the Senate.

4/12/16