Congresswoman Marsha Blackburn en Congressman John Yarmuth Decries Lack of Pay Equity for Women <p>Speaking on the House floor, Democratic Congressman John Yarmuth of Kentucky called on Congress to update the 1963 Equal Pay Act and guarantee pay equity for women in the workplace.</p><p>The law was first enacted by President John F. Kennedy and is aimed at abolishing wage disparities between the sexes.</p><p>Fifty years ago, women made 59 cents for every dollar earned by a man. Recent studies show <a href="">women are growing as the chief breadwinners</a> in U.S. households, but still make just 77 centers compared to their male counterparts.</p><p>Yarmuth says that fact women have made only 18 cents worth of progress in half a century shows the need for lawmakers to close loopholes in the law.</p><p>Watch:</p><p><iframe allowfullscreen="" src="" frameborder="0" height="360" width="480"></iframe> Wed, 05 Jun 2013 22:18:57 +0000 Phillip M. Bailey 5667 at