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S. 2253: 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?


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

Dianne Feinstein

Sponsor. Senior Senator for California. Democrat.

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Last Updated: Jul 24, 2019
Length: 4 pages
Jul 24, 2019
116th Congress (2019–2021)

Introduced on Jul 24, 2019

This bill is in the first stage of the legislative process. It was introduced into Congress on July 24, 2019. It will typically be considered by committee next before it is possibly sent on to the House or Senate as a whole.

2% chance of being enacted according to Skopos Labs (details)


Jul 24, 2019

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S. 2253 is a bill in the United States Congress.

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