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Congresswoman Chellie Pingree issued the following statement on the reported agreement today by top Congressional leaders to put so-called "fast track" trade authority up for a vote in Congress. Under fast track, Congress would not be able to modify or amend trade agreements, and would only be allowed an up or down vote.
As we mark Equal Pay Day today, Congresswoman Chellie Pingree said that more needs to be done to close the wage gap that still exists between women and men – including passage of the critical Paycheck Fairness Act. Equal Pay Day symbolizes the day when women's wages finally catch up to what men were paid in the previous year.