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Wednesday, June 24, 2020
In this Congress, Gianforte missed more votes than 93% of his colleagues, including key votes on millions of dollars in funding for programs aimed at assisting children and families. When Gianforte wasn’t blowing off work, he voted against the bipartisan Paycheck Fairness Act , which would simply require employers to pay women and men the same amount for performing the same job.
Although Gianforte’s net worth is estimated to be near $200 million, the median salary for Montana women is around $30,000 – nearly $10,000 less than men. Yet when asked about initiatives designed to level the playing field for Montana women, Gianforte mocked equal pay advocates for making a “big deal over this equal pay for women.”
“Greg Gianforte talks a big game about wages and jobs, but in reality, he’s abandoned Montana women and families while only looking out for himself,” said MDP Deputy Communications Director Matt Fidel. “Montanans know that equal work deserves equal pay. But with New Jersey millionaire Greg Gianforte in charge, he’s content to count his riches while the rest of Montanans are left behind.”
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