Reid says Democrats will continue fight for equal pay for women

Reid highlighted the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act, which was the first bill President Obama signed into law nearly four years ago, but added that it isn’t enough because women are still not earning the same wages as men. 

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“It’s simply not fair that any woman working the same hours and the same job does not get the same pay as a man,” Reid said.

The majority leader also pointed out that there are more women serving in the 113th Congress than ever before and that most are serving in the Democratic Party.