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

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

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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Co-Sponsor Filipino Veterans Fairness Act of 2019

Please join me in supporting equitable benefits for Filipino veterans of World War II. Even though President Roosevelt promised the 250,000 Filipinos who served with the United States in World War II full veterans’ benefits as a result of their service,
Congress reneged on the commitment in 1946. In the years since, these veterans, their widows, and children have been denied just compensation for fighting with the United States at our moment of greatest need. Though some veterans received payments tied to
the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, missing official records have hampered the ability of thousands more retirees to do the same.

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