Promote Women's Economic Agenda
Congressman Butterfield is committed to breaking down the barriers to equal pay and employment for women. True opportunity requires that all people, regardless of their gender, have equal access to the rights, benefits, and opportunities defined by our Constitution. Congressman Butterfield supported President Obama in passing the Lilly Ledbetter Fair Pay Act in 2009, which provides a remedy for women and men who have been victims of pay discrimination.
You Should Know
Congressman Butterfield began his career as a civil rights attorney in North Carolina and went on to serve on North Carolina’s Superior Court and Supreme Court and has always recognized that all Americans are equal under the law. In Congress, he has supported legislation to ensure that women’s rights are protected under the law and is committed to breaking down the barriers to equal pay and employment for women..
Congressman Butterfield is a cosponsor of H.J. Res. 56, which proposes an amendment to the Constitution of the United States to secure equal rights for women and men. Congressman Butterfield supports policies that fight to close the “gender gap” in pay that persists today. Women make up nearly half of the nation’s workforce. When women are not paid fairly, not only do they suffer, but so do their families and the country as a whole.
Congressman Butterfield also serves on the influential House Committee on Energy and Commerce and helped author the Affordable Care Act which protects the medical rights of women and prevents insurance companies from discriminating against them. Congressman Butterfield also is a cosponsor of H.R. 5051, the Protect Women’s Health From Corporate Interference Act. Women should be entitled to the same benefits as their male-colleagues and he will fight to ensure tha happens.
Butterfield Takes Action
- Supported the Violence Against Women Act
- Supported the Protect Women’s Health From Corporate Interference Act of 2014
- Supported an amendment to the Constitution of the United States relative to equal rights for men and women
GKB in N.C.
- Butterfield Congratulates New NCCU Chancellor Dr. Debra Saunders-White the 11th chancellor and the first woman to lead NCCU
- Butterfield Applauds Former NC Supreme Court Justice Patricia Timmons-Goodson on Appointment to U.S. Commission on Civil Rights
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