March 28, 2019

Rep. Kilmer Statement on Supporting the Paycheck Fairness Act

Washington, D.C. – Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-6) released the following statement regarding his vote in support of H.R. 7, the Paycheck Fairness Act. Rep. Kilmer has co-sponsored the Paycheck Fairness Act in every Congress since he was elected.

“In this country, people deserve equal pay for equal work,” said Rep. Kilmer. “Today’s passage of the Paycheck Fairness Act is an important step towards eliminating the wage gap between men and women. This bill will help strengthen the 1963 Equal Pay Act to ensure women receive equal pay for equal work. Today, working women still earn just 80 cents, on average, for every dollar a man earns. And that wage gap is even larger for women of color. I want my children to grow up knowing that their work is valued just the same as anyone else’s work. I am proud to vote in favor of it.”