Duckworth, Durbin help introduce bipartisan resolution congratulating U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team, urging equal pay

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WASHINGTON, D.C. — U.S. Senators Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) and Dick Durbin (D-IL) joined a bipartisan effort to help the U.S. Women’s National Team fight for equal pay after they won the 2019 FIFA Women’s World Cup.

Duckworth and Durbin joined senators Bob Menendez (D-NJ), Susan Collins (R-ME), Dianne Feinstein (D-CA) and other colleagues.

“The U.S. Women’s National Team has inspired our nation with their historic and incredible win. This is a proud moment for all Americans, and this resolution recognizes the hard-work, determination and skill that this team showed in their fourth World Cup victory,” said Duckworth. “I’m glad to support these amazing women as they strive for the equal pay they deserve, and am looking forward to meeting with the team to celebrate their accomplishments and discuss the important challenges facing women both on and off the field.”

“Like most Americans and people around the globe, I was glued to my TV during this year’s Women’s World Cup,” Durbin said. “It was an amazing tournament, and the U.S. Women’s National Soccer Team is a fantastic and inspirational group of women.  They deserve equal pay, and I am proud to join the bipartisan Senate resolution to stand with them in this fight.”

A copy of the resolution can be found here.

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