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S. 2062 (116th): A bill to prohibit the use of funds for the 2026 World Cup unless the United States Soccer Federation provides equitable pay to the members of the United States Women’s National Team and the United States Men’s National Team.

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Should the World Cup-winning women’s soccer team be paid equally to their male counterparts?


Earlier this month, the U.S. women’s national soccer team beat the Netherlands 2–0 to win the World Cup for the fourth time since the competition began in 1991, when they also won. This focused much public attention on the American women’s players’ pay gap relative to the men’s players.

The women get paid less even though they won their World Cup, while the men didn’t even make the 32-team cutoff for their World Cup 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 ...

Sponsor and status

Joe Manchin III

Sponsor. Senior Senator for West Virginia. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 9, 2019
Length: 2 pages
Jul 9, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)
Died in a previous Congress

This bill was introduced on July 9, 2019, in a previous session of Congress, but it did not receive a vote.


13 Cosponsors (12 Democrats, 1 Independent)



Jul 9, 2019

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S. 2062 (116th) was a bill in the United States Congress.

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Bills numbers restart every two years. That means there are other bills with the number S. 2062. 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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