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Congressional Democrats Introduce Equal Pay Bill for Women's Soccer

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Published on July 23, 2019 - Duration: 01:13s

Congressional Democrats Introduce Equal Pay Bill for Women's Soccer

Congressional Democrats Introduce Equal Pay Bill for Women's Soccer The bill withholds funding for the 2026 Men's World Cup unless the world champion U.S. women's team receive fair wages compared to their male counterparts.

The U.S. will host the 2026 tournament alongside Canada and Mexico.

Legislation was introduced by California's Doris Matsui and Connecticut's Rosa DeLauro.

Rosa DeLauro, via press release Doris Matsui, via press release Earlier this year, nearly 30 members of the USWNT sued U.S. Soccer over gender discrimination.

As it stands, 61 members of congress have publicly supported the bill, which has been called the "GOALS Act." In order to move on to the Senate, it needs 218 favorable votes.

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