(WASHINGTON) -- In his weekly address President Obama promises to “keep up the fight” to pass the Paycheck Fairness Act.”
“I was so disappointed when an important bill to give women more power to stop pay disparities -- the Paycheck Fairness Act -- was blocked by just two votes in the Senate,” Obama says in the address, “And that’s why I’m going to keep up the fight to pass the reforms in that bill.”
The Act failed in the Senate last November, but the president highlighted it during Women’s History Month to show that even though progress has been made, there still is much more to be done for women’s rights.
Last week the White House released a report looking at the status of women in America.
“There was a lot of positive news about the strides we’ve made, even in recent years,” Obama noted referencing the report showing that women have caught up with men in seeking higher education.
The president said this is important to him not just as President, but something he cares deeply about “as the father of two daughters who wants to see his girls grow up in a world where there are no limits to what they can achieve.”
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