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H.R. 3882 (116th): Even Playing Field Act

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Should federal law require women’s national sports team, such as soccer, be paid the same as their male counterparts?

Context

Earlier this summer, the U.S. women’s national soccer team beat the Netherlands 2–0 to win the World Cup. This was their fourth time winning since the competition began in 1991, when they also won.

Yet the women get paid less even though they won their World Cup, while the men didn’t even make the 32-team cutoff for the tournament at all. The women’s final also earned higher television viewership in the U.S. than the men’s final did.

Plus the women’s team has huge stars such as Megan Rapinoe, Alex Morgan, and Carli Lloyd — prompting the satirical _The _Onion headline“U.S ...

Sponsor and status

Jackie Speier

Sponsor. Representative for California's 14th congressional district. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 23, 2019
Length: 4 pages
Introduced
Jul 23, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Status
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 23, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.

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History

Jul 23, 2019
 
Introduced

Bills and resolutions are referred to committees which debate the bill before possibly sending it on to the whole chamber.

H.R. 3882 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

A bill must be passed by both the House and Senate in identical form and then be signed by the President to become law.

Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number H.R. 3882. This is the one from the 116th Congress.

This bill was introduced in the 116th Congress, which met from Jan 3, 2019 to Jan 3, 2021. Legislation not passed by the end of a Congress is cleared from the books.

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