Female senators invite US women's soccer team to visit Capitol

Female senators invite US women's soccer team to visit Capitol
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All 25 female senators signed a letter inviting the U.S. women's soccer team to visit the Capitol after their historic World Cup victory on Sunday.

"We believe on a bipartisan basis that your model of unity, diversity, and passion should be something that is consistently celebrated and emulated," reads the letter spearheaded by Sen. Jeanne ShaheenCynthia (Jeanne) Jeanne ShaheenCruz endorses GOP candidate for Senate in New Hampshire Meghan McCain: Lewandowski Senate run would be 'an absolutely ridiculous crap show' Super PAC targets Lewandowski with ad amid Senate speculation MORE (D-N.H.).

"We would like to invite you to meet with the women of the Senate to discuss the challenges women face on and off the field," it continues.


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Lawmakers and businesses in Washington, D.C., have also extended celebratory invites for the team after star Megan Rapinoe said she's "not going to the f---ing White House."

Co-captain Alex Morgan said last week it would be a team decision.

The team visited the White House in 2015 after their last World Cup win when former President Obama extended an invite.

The group was celebrated with a parade in New York City on Wednesday, using their gender discrimination lawsuit as confetti during the festivities.

On the heels of their latest championship victory, the team has again put a spotlight on the pay discrepancy compared to their male counterparts.