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 BidenImpeachment week: Trump probe hits crucial point Trump DACA fight hits Supreme Court Juan Williams: Honesty, homophobia and Mayor Pete 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 WarrenJuan Williams: Honesty, homophobia and Mayor Pete Trump DACA fight hits Supreme Court Democrats on edge as Iowa points to chaotic race MORE (D-Mass.), Kamala HarrisKamala Devi HarrisJuan Williams: Honesty, homophobia and Mayor Pete Democrats debate how to defeat Trump: fight or heal Women who inspired 'Hidden Figures' film will be honored with congressional gold medals MORE (D-Calif.) and Kirsten GillibrandKirsten GillibrandSenate panel clears controversial Trump court pick Advocates step up efforts for horse racing reform bill after more deaths Harris proposes keeping schools open for 10 hours a day MORE (D-N.Y.) who expressed similar sentiments last week

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President TrumpDonald John TrumpThis week: House kicks off public phase of impeachment inquiry Impeachment week: Trump probe hits crucial point Judd Gregg: The big, big and bigger problem 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 ConwayImpeachment week: Trump probe hits crucial point Krystal Ball praises former McConnell aide's historic win in Kentucky Trump: 'We'll have to see' on endorsing Sessions's Senate bid 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.