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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 BidenBiden's quiet diplomacy under pressure as Israel-Hamas fighting intensifies Overnight Defense: Administration approves 5M arms sale to Israel | Biden backs ceasefire in call with Netanyahu | Military sexual assault reform push reaches turning point CDC mask update sparks confusion, opposition 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 WarrenSenators shed masks after CDC lifts mandate Helping students make informed decisions on college Student debt cancellation advocates encouraged by Biden, others remain skeptical MORE (D-Mass.), Kamala HarrisKamala HarrisHarris, Hispanic Caucus meet on Central America Harris headlining Asian American Democratic PAC's summit Here's why Joe Biden polls well, but Kamala Harris does not MORE (D-Calif.) and Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandSenators shed masks after CDC lifts mandate Overnight Defense: Administration approves 5M arms sale to Israel | Biden backs ceasefire in call with Netanyahu | Military sexual assault reform push reaches turning point Push to combat sexual assault in military reaches turning point MORE (D-N.Y.) who expressed similar sentiments last week

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President TrumpDonald TrumpGOP-led Maricopa County board decries election recount a 'sham' Analysis: Arpaio immigration patrol lawsuit to cost Arizona county at least 2 million Conservatives launch 'anti-cancel culture' advocacy organization 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 ConwayPence urges 'positive' agenda to counter Biden in first speech since leaving office Kellyanne Conway joins Ohio Senate candidate's campaign Mark Zuckerberg, meet Jean-Jacques Rousseau? 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.