(House of Representatives - April 12, 2016)

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                         PAYCHECK FAIRNESS ACT

  (Mr. CARDENAS asked and was given permission to address the House for 
1 minute and to revise and extend his remarks.)
  Mr. CARDENAS. Mr. Speaker, today I rise to talk about my youngest 
daughter's future and the future of young women across America.
  My daughter, Alina, will be graduating high school next month and 
building a career very soon. My eldest daughter will be graduating with 
her master's degree next month. Ten days later, she will be giving 
birth to her first child.
  The point I am making is that women across America make 79 cents for 
every dollar that a man makes for doing the same work. Minority women 
suffer most when Congress is inactive about making the proper changes 
to create inequity in our country. Minority women earn as little as 55 
on the dollar when they perform the same work that a man does.
  I pose this question to my colleagues: When we act to close the pay 
gap, who does this hurt?
  And the answer is simple: No one is hurt. America benefits.
  I am proud to support the Paycheck Fairness Act, along with 193 
members of the House Democratic Caucus, and I look forward to working 
with the rest of my colleagues in the House so we can work to implement 
it in the San Fernando Valley and across the United States of America. 
Let's work together to correct this inequity.

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