During his remarks on the Senate floor on Monday, Schumer extended the invitation and called for Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell to put the Equal Pay Amendment, which the House has passed, on the floor of the Senate.
"They weren't paid. They got $10 per diem a day". It will get $4 million for winning the World Cup from Federation Internationale de Football Association, the worldwide soccer governing body. "They're out there in the media and they're inspiring people, and that's what I feel like it's all about, so they definitely should get equal pay as a man". "And together I believe we can get this done".
"We applaud the U.S. Women's National Soccer Team's athletic prowess, their advocacy in fighting for equal pay, and their use of their worldwide platform to speak out against injustice". "Without the work done by the 1999 Women's World Cup Team, victory in 2019 simply wouldn't have been possible".
The squad's 2-0 win over the Netherlands in the final match on Sunday capped a World Cup campaign that attracted vast television audiences, reflecting the popularity of a USA football team that has dominated women's global competition, winning a record fourth title. These are women's soccer players.
Under these structures, according to the newspaper, a female player who played (and won) 20 exhibition matches would receive just 89% of what a male player would get under the exact same circumstances. If both players lost all 20 matches instead, the payment would be the same for both groups: $100,000.
Those are sizable figures, of course, but they pale in comparison to the world's best male soccer players like Cristiano Ronaldo and Lionel Messi, who each earn over $100 million annually and have individual net worths over $400 million.
Rapinoe told MSNBC's Rachel Maddow that Trump had yet to invite the women's soccer team to the White House. "They probably look at the United States and say, 'Well, you're riding high. It's about what you stand for off the field", Cordeiro said. "You need to do better for everyone".
Ongoing conversations about a pay gap started in the months leading up to the tournament, and led 28 members of the USA women's national team - including Megan Rapinoe and Alex Morgan - to take legal action over pay disparity and working conditions.
A bipartisan resolution was introduced Wednesday by U.S. Sen.
She says "we have pink hair and purple hair, we have tattoos and dreadlocks, we have white girls and black girls and everything in between".
Pay-gap conversations are continuing to progress just days after the 2019 FIFA Women's World Cup ended, with U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-W.Va.) becoming the latest to offer a solution to the controversy. "At this moment, they are cultural icons and should be paid as such".