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Women Get Short Straw for Pay on Capitol Hill (July 17, 2012)

By Amy Bingham
ABC News

"In the Senate, the gap was even larger. Men working for the Senate GOP leadership earned, on average, $73 more for each day they worked than females in the GOP's Senate leadership, or about $27,000 more per year, according to the analysis, which was first reported by the National Journal. Female staffers in the Democratic Senate leadership earned about $5,000 less than men.

'Nowadays women are as equal as men, they are equally as smart as men and we know in Washington, D.C. they are equally interested in politics, so if you find a gap, it's cause for concern,' said Ariane Hegewisch, a study director at the Institute for Women's Policy Research."

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