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Biden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team

Biden calls for equal pay for US women's soccer team
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Former Vice President Joe BidenJoe BidenHouse unravels with rise of 'Les Enfants Terrible' Sanders to call on 2020 Democrats to reject money from drug, health insurance industries Harris tops Biden in California 2020 poll MORE on Sunday called for equal pay for the U.S. women's national soccer team. 

"Good luck to the @USWNT as they take on Chile!" Biden, who is currently running for president, tweeted Sunday. "As we cheer them on in the World Cup, we must support their fight off the field for equal pay. In 2019, it’s past time we close the pay gap and ensure women get paid as much as men."

The 2020 Democratic frontrunner joined other presidential hopefuls like Sens. Elizabeth WarrenElizabeth Ann WarrenHarris tops Biden in California 2020 poll The Hill's Morning Report - A raucous debate on race ends with Trump admonishment Democrats fret over Trump cash machine MORE (D-Mass.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisHarris tops Biden in California 2020 poll The Hill's Morning Report - A raucous debate on race ends with Trump admonishment Democrats fret over Trump cash machine MORE (D-Calif.) and Kirsten GillibrandKirsten Elizabeth GillibrandThe Hill's 12:30 Report: Trump digs in ahead of House vote to condemn tweet 'Game of Thrones' scores record-breaking 32 Emmy nominations The Hill's Morning Report - Presented by JUUL Labs - House to vote to condemn Trump tweet MORE (D-N.Y.) who expressed similar sentiments last week

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President TrumpDonald John TrumpPompeo changes staff for Russia meeting after concerns raised about top negotiator's ties: report House unravels with rise of 'Les Enfants Terrible' Ben Carson: Trump is not a racist and his comments were not racist MORE, meanwhile, reported refused to say if the women's national soccer team should be paid the same as the men, saying "we'll talk about this later," when asked by a reporter. 

White House counselor Kellyanne ConwayKellyanne Elizabeth ConwayKellyanne Conway says she meant 'no disrespect' with question about reporter's ethnicity Kellyanne Conway asks reporter 'what's your ethnicity' while defending Trump's 'go back' comments about minority lawmakers Conway: Progressive congresswomen represent 'dark underbelly in this country' MORE said the president "supports equal pay for equal work," but declined to say specifically whether he reported the soccer team's efforts. 

Players on the team earlier this year sued the United States Soccer Federation, alleging gender discrimination and inequity in areas including pay, practice time, practice locations, medical treatment, coaching and travel. The team won its third World Cup title in 2015 and is currently defending that title in France. 

Biden, Warren, Harris and Gillibrand are among two dozen people vying for the 2020 Democratic Presidential nomination.