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Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., chairwoman of the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions (HELP) Committee, and Rep. Lauren Underwood, D-Ill., reintroduced Thursday the Women’s Retirement Protection Act of 2021, legislation intended to address the retirement gap and bolster women’s financial security.

The lawmakers reintroduced their bill in light of the COVID-19 pandemic and economic crisis that they argue have disproportionately affected women, particularly women of color.

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Melanie Waddell

Melanie is Washington Bureau Chief, Investment Advisory Group. She also covers regulatory and compliance issues. Her column, The Playing Field, appears in Investment Advisor and on ThinkAdvisor.com, and she also writes the briefing and produces the podcast, Human Capital. Earlier in her career, Melanie covered financial issues at American Banker/Thomson Media publications in Washington and New York. She also wrote freelance articles for Institutional Investor in New York. You can reach her at [email protected] On twitter: @Think_MelanieW

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