Women account for half of the country's working population, yet they still face inequalities such as lower average pay, write House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi and Rep. Rosa DeLauro, D-Conn. "Our country's policies simply do not reflect the way families live today, with both parents in the workforce and more single-parent households than ever," they write. Pelosi and DeLauro call for an end to the gender wage gap, in addition to other reforms.

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