INDIANAPOLIS RECORDER: Rep. Carson, DeLauro Reintroduce Paycheck Fairness Act to End Wage Discrimination

Congressman Carson and his colleague from Connecticut, Representative Rosa Delauro, are “reintroducing the Paycheck Fairness Act, legislation which would help close the wage gap between women and men working the same jobs.”

“Equal pay is not just a problem for women, but for families, who are trying to pay their bills, trying to get ahead, trying to achieve the American Dream, and are getting a smaller paycheck than they have earned for their hard work,” said Carson.  “The Paycheck Fairness Act will help the Equal Pay Act fulfill its intended objective, offer real protections to ensure equal pay for equal work, and see that women are paid the same as the other half of our nation’s workforce for the same job.”

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POLITICO: House Democrat denounces ‘harmful’ slams on Muslim lawmaker

“It has … come to my attention that there have been a shocking amount of comments made in conservative publications and on social media to the effect that Rep. Carson’s integrity is somehow in question as a result of his religion,” Crowley wrote. “These comments deeply offend me, as I’m sure they offend all of you, which is why I hope all of us will take every opportunity to renounce these kinds of comments and discourage this kind of harmful talk.”

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INDY STAR’S TULLY: Andre Carson shatters Muslim stereotypes

[Congressman Carson is h]onored, he said, and understanding of the fact that this appointment sends a loud message at a time when anti-Muslim sentiment isn’t hard to find. The message, he said, “is that it’s important to have members on these committees who represent our diverse electorate and our diverse country.”

 

That’s crucial in part, he said, because the law enforcement agencies that his new committee spends much of its time meeting with and overseeing must build stronger relationships with Muslim, Sikh and other minority communities throughout the country.

 

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INDY STAR: Rep. Andre Carson: Muslims help thwart terrorism

“We want to see relationships where trust can be built and the relationship doesn’t feel purely transactional,” he said. “I’ve said time and time again that one of the biggest allies our intelligence has is the Muslim community. They know their communities better than anyone.

“I just had a meeting with the FBI and (the National Security Agency) and Justice Department, and we were talking about the efforts that the Muslim community has really contributed collectively in terms of thwarting potential attacks that you’ll never even hear about in the media.”

 

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