Congress reintroduced legislation to help narrow the gender wage gap—here’s how it would work

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Anna Sheffels

Unfortunately, it might be a while before the Paycheck Fairness Act gets passed. After the House votes on the bill, it will have to earn a majority of votes in the Republican-controlled Senate. And, as HuffPost points out, GOP senators have blocked the bill four times since 2011.

In a report based on data from 2017, the Institute for Women’s Policy Research found that it will take 41 years for the wage gap to close if progress continues at the same rate as it has since 1960. But the Paycheck Fairness Act would be a good start. If you feel strongly about this issue, contact your elected officials here.

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