Join DWC as a Cosponsor of the Even Playing Field Act of 2019!

Please join the leadership of the Democratic Women’s Caucus in introducing the Even Playing Field Act to ensure equal pay, investment, and working conditions for our nation’s amateur athletes. The U.S. Women’s National Team (USWNT) captivated millions during
the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup, inspiring the world with their thrilling fourth World Cup title victory and their fight for equal pay. Despite being the most successful team in women’s soccer history, the USWNT continues to endure inequities in compensation,
investment, and working conditions.

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Support Apprentices: Cosponsor the Promoting Apprentices in Public Service Act

Please join me in cosponsoring the Promoting Apprentices in Public Service Act. As you know, there are currently 585,000 apprentices developing the critical skills necessary to compete in a 21st Century economy. Apprentices that successfully complete an
apprenticeship program earn a higher median annual wage than the median for all workers. In order to build upon the success that these apprenticeship programs produce, the federal government must capitalize on apprentices’ experience and provide resources
to compel more men and women to enter into these programs.

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Cosponsor Bipartisan Legislation to Expand Access to Retirement Savings for Family Caregivers

As Americans across the country seek to ensure they have a strong safety net for their retirement, it is important that the federal government provides adequate access to retirement savings vehicles. Under current law, employees aged 50 and older are eligible
to utilize catch-up contributions to make additional deposits to their 401(k) plans, individual retirement accounts (IRAs), and other eligible retirement accounts.

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Cosponsor: Energizing American Shipbuilding Act (H.R.3829)

Our U.S.-flag international fleet—comprised of commercial vessels built and flagged in the United States and owned and operated by U.S. citizens—is in a state of precipitous decline. This important force has dwindled from 1,200 ships just after
World War II to fewer than 80 today. Only 1 percent of America’s ocean-going foreign trade travels on U.S.-flag vessels. Join me in reversing this troubling trend by cosponsoring the “Energizing American Shipbuilding Act” (H.R.3829).

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Cosponsor Bipartisan Pink Tax Repeal Act, H.R. 2048

In 1994, the California Assembly Office of Research conducted a study that found that women pay a “gender tax” of $1,351/year for the same services as men. I subsequently sponsored the “Repeal the Gender Tax Act” in the California Assembly, which passed
in 1996 and required that prices for services like dry cleaning and haircuts be determined by the amount of time needed to do the job, not by gender.

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