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Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) is among a long list of Democratic lawmakers who reportedly engage in the same behavior they reprimand: paying women less than men. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

In honor of the National Committee on Pay Equity's annual Equal Pay Day, which fell on Tuesday this year, the Washington Free Beacon published a report exposing the vast pay gap from none other than the office of Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.), a supposed champion of women's rights.

According to a Washington Free Beacon analysis, which includes full-time staffers who were employed by Warren for the entire 2016 fiscal year, women who worked in her office in 2016 were only paid 71 cents for every dollar paid to men. Only one woman on Warren's payroll was paid six figures, compared to five men in the same office who made considerably more.

Warren's director of scheduling, a female, earned $100,624.88, while Warren's director of oversight and investigations, a man, earned $156,000, along with a male legislative director making $149,458, a male deputy chief of staff raking in $119,375, her male Massachusetts state director earning $152,310, and a male deputy state director bringing in $113,750.

As a whole, the median annual earnings for Warren's female staffers was $52,750, which makes the pay gap for women $20,000 less than men, whose median annual earnings totaled $73,750. When looking at average salaries in Warren's office instead of median, the pay gap gets even bigger, coming in at $26,051, or 31 percent according to the Free Beacon.

Warren is among a long list of Democratic lawmakers who reportedly engage in the same behavior they reprimand: paying women less than men. Former President Barack Obama frequently mentioned wanting to pass legislation regarding the issue, but a report found that under his watch, the White House paid female staffers 10.75% less than males.

Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton has a long track record of paying women less than men, dating all the way back to her tenure as senator and following her through her secretary of state post, and even as a presidential candidate when she regularly touted equal pay as a core issue of her campaign.

TheBlaze reached out to Warren's office who did not immediately return the request for comment.

 

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