The U.S. ladies’s nationwide soccer crew this week accepted an invite from Senate Minority Chief Charles SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerSenate Democrats launching digital adverts towards GOP senators on ObamaCare lawsuit Susan Collins says she does not remorse Kavanaugh vote ‘within the least’ The nationwide safety danger nobody is speaking about MORE (D-N.Y.) to go to Congress’ higher chamber.
Schumer mentioned he hopes to rejoice the crew’s current victory on the World Cup and push Senate Majority Chief Mitch McConnellAddison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGraham open to investigating Acosta-Epstein plea deal Gabbard defends Biden as Harris defends non-mandatory bussing Kentucky Democrat declares problem to McConnell MORE (R-Ky.) to deliver up laws to deal with the gender earnings hole, a trigger that crew co-captain Megan Rapinoe and her teammates have championed.
“That’s nice! I like that. I’m to see what McConnell does. Thanks, Chuck SchumerCharles (Chuck) Ellis SchumerSenate Democrats launching digital adverts towards GOP senators on ObamaCare lawsuit Susan Collins says she does not remorse Kavanaugh vote ‘within the least’ The nationwide safety danger nobody is speaking about MORE, for inviting us out. We’re very pleased to simply accept your invitation to come back,” Rapinoe informed reporters Monday.
The gender earnings hole has acquired renewed consideration just lately following the crew’s win in Sunday’s World Cup remaining, as a number of teammates identified that they might be paid lower than the lads’s crew for successful the distinguished match.
Based on unsurfaced paperwork, every participant on the U.S. ladies’s nationwide crew might obtain about $260,000 in most earnings for successful the Ladies’s World Cup, whereas every participant on the U.S. males’s nationwide crew might have earned almost $1 million if their crew had gained the match.
“Wouldn’t it’s nice if we might cross that invoice whereas the Ladies’s Nationwide Workforce was visiting this chamber? Wouldn’t that ship a strong message of our dedication to rooting out discrimination in every single place? I urge Chief McConnell to contemplate it. Proper now that invoice lays in Chief McConnell’s all-too-full legislative graveyard. Maybe this nice victory may spring it free in order that we are able to do one thing for girls’s equality,” Schumer mentioned in a press release.
McConnell joined different lawmakers in congratulating the crew on its victory Sunday:
Congratulations to the @USWNT and thanks for giving People but another excuse to be proud over the Fourth of July weekend by bringing house the World Cup. The Senate sends our congratulations in your grit, teamwork, and expertise.
— Chief McConnell (@senatemajldr) July 8, 2019
Although Rapinoe has mentioned she wouldn’t go to the White Home to rejoice the crew’s victory, teammate Alex Morgan mentioned final week the crew will possible resolve collectively whether or not to simply accept President TrumpDonald John TrumpGraham open to investigating Acosta-Epstein plea deal Sustaining progress with Mexico on migration Authorities to situation licenses for enterprise with Huawei MORE‘s invitation.