The White House once again attempted to explain the gender pay-gap in the Obama administration and, once again, the explanation fell short. The Washington Post,
“And what does the White House say about these numbers? It’s complicated. At the daily press briefing, the explaining fell to Josh Earnest, the press secretary, who argued that men and women in similar jobs make the same pay.
“He said there are a “variety of measures to try to get at whether or not workers are receiving equal pay for equal work.”
“I’d point out that of all of the departments here at the White House — there are 22 different departments — more than half of them are run by women. So there are women in senior positions who are being paid according — in line with those senior positions. That is also another way to sort of evaluate one’s commitment to pay equity.”