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Congressman Al Lawson

Representing the 5th District of Florida

What Lawmakers From My State Are Doing About Equal Pay, From Alabama To Florida

September 18, 2018
In The News

Bustle asked all 529 current U.S. senators and representatives who vote on legislation: As a member of Congress, what are you doing to ensure that men and women receive equal pay for equal work? Just over 30 percent of Congress responded. Here's what senators and representatives from states said.

Rep. Al Lawson (D)
"Nothing is more important than ensuring that all workers receive equal pay for equal work. I fought for the Fair Pay Act that restores a women’s right to challenge unfair pay in Court. I also co-sponsored the Paycheck Fairness Act of 2017, which strengthens current equal pay for women and increases penalties for pay discrimination. Additionally, I supported a resolution that recognizes the significance of Equal Pay Day. I will continue fighting for equal pay until women are guaranteed the pay they deserve."