Support a Bill to Eliminate Unequal Pay for Women in Gender-Based Jobs

Please join me in cosponsoring H.R. 2095, the Fair Pay Act of 2017.  The 1963 Equal Pay Act (EPA), the first of the great civil rights statutes of the 1960s, was successful for close to 20 years, but it is too creaky with age to be useful today.  It is long
time to amend the EPA to reflect the new work force, which women work as much as men. 

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Help Eliminate the Wage Gap by Cosponsoring the Pay Equity for All Act: Wages Should be Based on Merit, Not Salary History

Please join us in cosponsoring H.R. 2418, the Pay Equity for All Act, which aims to help reduce the gender and racial wage gap by prohibiting employers from seeking the salary history of job applicants as a condition of employment or continued employment. 
Massachusetts recently became the first state to ban salary history questions, and other states such as California and Colorado are considering similar legislation—and in May 2017, New York City banned employers from asking salary history questions during
the application process. 

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September Humanities Recess Event: Artist Soldiers

The Congressional Humanities Caucus would like to invite you to our next Humanities Recess Event (HRE) at the “Artist Soldiers” exhibit at the National Air and Space Museum on Tuesday, September 19th at 10:00 AM. Each month, the Caucus offers
tours of local humanities sites to Caucus staff members during recesses. Each month, the Caucus offers tours of local humanities sites to staff members during recesses.

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Co-Sign and Support a Flood-Ready Infrastructure Standard

The recent devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma are the latest glaring examples of how vulnerable our nation’s infrastructure is to the increasingly costly impacts of flooding.  The magnitude of our exposure to flood risk has been amplified by
the recent rollback of our federal flood standard to a threshold last established in 1977. Now more than ever, we need a modernized disaster risk management strategy that will safeguard the nation’s infrastructure, protect businesses and communities, and conserve
taxpayer resources.

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