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Barack Obama is hitting the gender wage gap head on by requiring companies to report to the feds what they pay employees by race, gender, and ethnicity, New York Times reports.

“Women are not getting the fair shot that we believe every single American deserves. What kind of example does paying women less set for our sons and daughters?” POTUS announced.

We are sure Barack has Malia and Sasha in mind as he pushes this legislation forward.

Jenny Yang, chairwoman of the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, believes regular reporting of wages would help eliminate the gap:

“Too often, pay discrimination goes undetected because of a lack of accurate information about what people are paid,” she explained.

Of course, there is republican push back for such a measure. The GOP claims that since gender discrimination is already an illegal practice, additional policing is not necessary.

But what’s legislation without proper enforcement?

This executive move will piggyback off of an order Obama put in place two years ago that called for federal contractors to submit salary data for both male and female employees.

It’s clear Barack is here for women, especially since 3 of the most important ones in his life are his wife and daughters.

Thanks for fighting for us, POTUS.

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