Is this the year U.S. Congress passes equal pay law for women?

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by Kate Ryan | Thomson Reuters Foundation

Women make up nearly half the workforce in the United States and earn more college degrees than men each year, according to the Institute for Women’s Policy Research (IWPR), which conducts research on social science and analyzes policy.

On average, white women working fulltime earn 80.5 cents for every dollar earned by a white man in the same position. Black women earn 61 cents, and Hispanic women earn 53 cents for every dollar earned by a white man.

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