Obama Tackles Gender Wage Gap, Promotes Pay Equity

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March 12, 2014 AT 4:04 PM
Add pay equity to President Obama's 2014 do-it-himself wish list. The White House is launching a campaign to promote a host of economic issues facing women, a key voting bloc in this year's midterm elections. Obama hosted Democratic female lawmakers at the White House on Wednesday as his Council of Economic Advisers issued a report decrying a gender wage gap. The report highlights that full-time working women continue to earn less than men, despite surpassing men in obtaining college degrees and making inroads into traditionally male-dominated occupations.