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Equal Pay

Members of my cabinet joined me on National Equal Pay Day this week to raise awareness around equal pay for equal work and reaffirm our commitment to this issue. Equal pay is more than a women rights issue; it is a matter of economic security for middle class families.  Read more about pay equity here


Earlier this week, I christened Lucy, DC Water’s tunnel boring machine named in honor of Lucy Diggs Slowe, who founded Shaw Junior High School, the first junior high school in the DC public school system. Lucy is going to help curb the destructive flooding and sewer backups in Bloomingdale and LeDroit Park. The joint effort between DC Water and the District will create jobs and improve the quality of life in two historic neighborhoods.