"Equal pay, and equality in general, is a deep and personal passion of mine. What we've learned, and what we've continued to learn, is that there's no level of status, there's no accomplishment or power, that will protect you from the clutches of inequality. One cannot simply outperform inequality, or be excellent enough to escape discrimination of any kind. I'm here today because I know first hand that this is true. We're so often told in this country that if you just work hard and continue to achieve, you will be rewarded, and rewarded fairly. It's the promise of the American dream. But that promise has not been for everyone."
-- U.S. national team star Megan Rapinoe
, speaking before the House of Representatives Committee on Oversight and Reform, on the gender equity fight with U.S. Soccer. The players' federal lawsuit, awaiting appeal, is entering its third year. Later in the day, Rapinoe and U.S. teammate Midge Purce
met with President Joe Biden
and First Lady Jill Biden
in the Oval Office and spoke at an Equal Pay Day event at the White House. (Yahoo Sports