(WASHINGTON) -- Sen. Gillibrand is pushing for legislation to end wage disrimination against women, the Buffalo News reports.
The senator said on Tueday that women in Erie County earn an estimated $114 a week less than men. Referring to 2011 statistics from the Joint Committee on Taxation, she said women, on average, earn 14.6 percent less than their male counterparts. Across New York state, that means that a woman brings in $83 to $240 less than a man every week.
Sen. Gillibrand said the federal law that already aims to end sexism in wages is not enough. She is backing the Paycheck Fairness Act, which will take to the Senate floor in June.
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