Currently on the docket for the Obama administration is the pay gap between males and females.
The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics released its first quarter findings recently that woman working full-time make about 82.6 percent of what their male counterparts make. This, however, is more of a projection. The U.S. Census Bureau says that number is closer to 77 percent.
President Barack Obama signed an executive order at the beginning of the month to help women working for federal contractors to find out if they are being adequately compensated for their work.
He made comments that Republicans have been “gumming up the works” on legislation that would make workplaces fairer.
The directives also included an order making it illegal for federal contractors to retaliate against workers who make their compensation public knowledge.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics will now have salary data by gender and race for federal contractors.
"This is about Republicans seemingly opposing any efforts to even the playing field for working families," Obama said.
Some of the most recent comprehensive data regarding the pay gap transformation over the last 33 years can be seen in the images.
On April 9, Senate Republicans blocked a bill set to straighten out the pay gap citing women’s choices to work in lower paying fields as the reason for the pay gap.
Senator Harry Reid of Nevada said, “Senate Republicans don’t seem to be interested in closing wage gaps for working women,” in a floor speech.