Washington, D.C. – The Joint Economic Committee (JEC), chaired by Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney, held a hearing entitled, “Equal Pay for Equal Work? New Evidence on the Persistence of the Gender Pay Gap,” on Tuesday April 28, 2009 at 10:00 a.m. in Room 2172 of the Rayburn House Office Building. On Equal Pay Day, the JEC focused on GAO’s newly released report examining the gender pay gap in the federal government. Experts discussed new evidence in light of continuing disparities between men’s and women’s pay, a fact that hits many families particularly hard during these tough economic times. Witnesses also commented on the need for additional federal action to combat the gender pay gap. This hearing continues Chair Maloney’s commitment to highlighting economic and work-life balance issues facing women.