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 ShaheenThis week: Surveillance fight sets early test for House's proxy voting Open Skies withdrawal throws nuclear treaty into question GOP faces internal conflicts on fifth coronavirus bill 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.


Speaker Nancy PelosiNancy PelosiTrump congratulates Steve King challenger on GOP primary win The Hill's Morning Report - Protesters' defiance met with calls to listen Calls for police reform sparks divisions in Congress MORE (D-Calif.) and Senate Minority Leader Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerMcConnell blocks resolution condemning Trump over treatment of protesters House Democrat demands answers from Secret Service about role breaking up White House protests Pelosi, Schumer say treatment of protesters outside White House 'dishonors every value that faith teaches us' MORE (D-N.Y.) on Monday invited the team for a visit.

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.