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PRESS RELEASE
3-11-10

EEOC Acting Chairman Stuart Ishimaru Testifies Before Senate in Support of Paycheck Fairness Act

Cites Persistent Gender-Based Wage Discrimination, Highlights Obama Administration Equal Pay Task Force

WASHINGTON Stuart J. Ishimaru, Acting Chairman of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), testified this morning before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee in favor of the Paycheck Fairness Act.  Attached is a text of his prepared remarks.

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