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Nancy Pelosi Pushes for Women's Agenda

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi was in Tampa today with U.S. Rep. Kathy Castor to discuss the issues surrounding women and families including paycheck fairness between men and women.

Pelosi and Castor say women make 77 cents to every dollar a man makes, so they are pitching an agenda that will change that.

When Women Succeed, America Succeeds is an agenda promoting equal pay for women, paid family and medical leave and affordable child care.

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House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi

"It will not only be good for your families- for our families, it will be good for our country. It will increase our GDP. You unleash the power of women, you grow the U.S. economy," Pelosi said.

Pelosi also spoke in favor of the Affordable Care Act, saying it will no longer be legal to charge women higher premiums than men for the same coverage.

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