The Paycheck Fairness Act (S.797, H.R.1519), sponsored by Senator Barbara Milkuski (D-MD) and Representative Rosa DeLauro (D-CT), is under consideration in Congress.

Proponents of the bill cite statistics that indicate that women only earn 80 percent as much money as men. Is this so-called "wage gap" due to sexism, or other factors?

Check out the IWF Fact Sheet on the Paycheck Fairness Act and find out the answer to the following questions:

What would the Paycheck Fairness Act do?

Why are lawmakers considering this bill?

What would be the consequences of this legislation?

It's all on this one-page PDF.