Capitol Report: Warren targets federal contractors to fight race, gender pay gaps

Democratic presidential hopeful Elizabeth Warren on Friday unveiled a plan that she said would “boost wages for women of color” and set them up better for leadership positions.

If elected president, the Massachusetts senator said she would implement her plan through executive orders on her first day in office. She called for targeting companies with federal contracts, noting that they employ about a quarter of the U.S. workforce. Among the biggest government contractors are defense firms such as Boeing BA, +0.41% and consulting giant Booz Allen Hamilton BAH, +0.64% .

“By imposing new rules on companies that hope to receive federal contracts, we can take a big step towards creating equal opportunities for Black, Latina, Native American, Asian and other women of color,” Warren said in a blog post on Medium.com.

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