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Senate Bill Would Halt Funding for U.S

Senate Bill Would Halt Funding for U.S”

Senator Joe Manchin on Tuesday introduced a bill to the U.S. Senate that, if passed, would see the federal government withhold funding for the 2026 World Cup until U.S. Soccer "agrees to provide equitable pay" to both the U.S. men's and women's teams. Members of the U.S. women's team are also suing U.S. Soccer, their employer, for paying them less than the men's team.

Following the team's triumph at the 2019 Women's World Cup with a 2-0 win over the Netherlands on Sunday, the USWNT players will be honored in a parade up the Canyon of Heroes. Although critics say the BLS wage-gap figure doesn't distinguish among people in different jobs and with varying levels of experience, advocates for pay equity say it's an important measure of how women are faring in the workplace-and statistics that compare women to men in similar circumstances also show a gender pay gap, even though it's not always as large. These athletes generate more revenue and garner higher TV ratings but get paid less simply because they are women.

Manchin cited public outcry, as well as a letter he received from the West Virginia University women's soccer coach.

A recent analysis by The Washington Post found that gauging disparities in compensation, where there were any, between male and female U.S. national team members was made somewhat complicated by their different salary structures, as determined by separate collective bargaining agreements with the U.S. Soccer Federation.

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Within moments of the final whistle on Sunday, a spokesperson for the USA women's players association released a statement contending the 2-0 win and all that went with it was further proof that the men's and women's national teams should be paid equally. Others fired back that the men's World Cup a year ago generated $6 billion, of which the participants split $400 million, or about 7 percent of the total revenue. The 2026 installment will be hosted jointly with Canada and Mexico, but the majority of venues are set to be located in the U.S. That includes funds that go to host cities, participating local and state organizations, the U.S. Soccer Federation, the Confederation of North, Central American and Caribbean Association Football, and FIFA. However, that would still be far less than the $440 million allotted for male players in the 2022 World Cup.

The USWNT, which won its fourth World Cup crown on Sunday, has been fighting for equal pay for some time.

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