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Sen. Manchin introduces equal pay legislation after receiving letter from WVU soccer Coach Izzo-Brown

United States’ Megan Rapinoe, center, holds the trophy as she celebrates with teammates after they defeated the Netherlands 2-0 in the Women’s World Cup final soccer match at the Stade de Lyon in Decines, outside Lyon, France, Sunday. AP photo by Francisco Seco

WASHINGTON — In response to receiving a letter from West Virginia University Head Women’s Soccer Coach Nikki Izzo-Brown, Sen. Joe Manchin, D-W.Va., introduced legislation that would guarantee equal pay for U.S. soccer teams.

“I received a letter from Coach Izzo-Brown highlighting her worries that women on the WVU Women’s Soccer Team could one day make the U.S. women’s team and not get paid the same as the men’s team. That’s just plain wrong,” Manchin said.

Izzo-Brown pointed out in the letter that the women’s team members earned less than their male counterparts despite recent accomplishments of the team that have not also been seen on the men’s side. …

Read more: https://www.wvnews.com/news/wvnews/manchin-introduces-equal-pay-legislation-after-receiving-letter-from-wvu/article_54b3774c-b209-563b-8bef-a5f53d4bb45b.html

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