Stephanie Young, 202-225-3130
WASHINGTON, DC - House Democratic Whip Steny H. Hoyer (MD) released the following statement today on House Democrats' When Women Succeed, America Succeeds Agenda:
“To build and sustain a strong middle class, we must take steps to empower women as leaders and full participants in our economy. America’s success depends on economic security for every family and individual, especially women who serve not only as primary caregivers, but increasingly as primary breadwinners.
“That is what House Democrats’ When Women Succeed, America Succeeds agenda is all about – helping working families by providing greater economic security and empowering women by enacting policies that help them succeed as workers, as innovators, and as business-owners. These include raising the minimum wage, passing the Paycheck Fairness Act to close the wage gap, expanding family and medical leave, and promoting affordable and high quality child care.
“I look forward to continuing to work with Leader Pelosi and others in our Caucus to promote this agenda and forge an economy that works for America’s women and is based on the fundamental principle of equal opportunity.”