Equal Pay Day: What Has Ivanka Trump Actually Done to Close Gap for Women?

First daughter Ivanka Trump, who on her father's campaign trail vowed to push to close the gap between the wages of men and women, did not rush to remark on the arrival of Equal Pay Day on Tuesday. The actions taken by the Trump administration, in which, as a senior adviser, she plays an important role, may help explain why.

Certainly, were she to remain silent Tuesday, it would be a departure from her inital promise and her earlier days in the White House.

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"As President, my father will change the labor laws that were put into place at a time when women were not a significant portion of the workforce," Trump said in July 2016 at the Republican National Convention. "He will fight for equal pay for equal work, and I will fight for this too, right alongside of him."

Trump voiced her commitment on Equal Pay Day last year, posting an infographic on Instagram showing that women earn 82 percent of the full-time weekly paycheck that their male counterparts do.

"Today, on #EqualPayDay, we are reminded that women deserve equal pay for equal work. Closing the gender pay gap is critical to the economic empowerment of American women, and it is the responsibility of all Americans to come together in pursuit of equal pay," Trump wrote in her post. "I am proud to work towards this goal alongside my father and in support of the administration's commitment to women and families."

But five months later, Trump supported President Donald Trump's decision to hold and review an Obama-era rule that was set to go into effect this year, requiring big companies to disclose employee pay categories by gender, race and ethnicity, to the government

"Ultimately, while I believe the intention was good and agree that pay transparency is important, the proposed policy would not yield the intended results," the first daughter said. "We look forward to continuing to work with [the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission], [the Office of Management and Budget], Congress and all relevant stakeholders on robust policies aimed at eliminating the gender wage gap."

Ivanka Trump's decision to back the move led to widespread criticism. But speaking in September, she hit back at critics who have accused her of standling idly by as the president has not only moved to undo protections for women but for the LGBT community and the climate.

"Some people have created unrealistic expectations of what they expect from me," she told the Financial Times. She added: "To voice dissent publicly would mean I'm not part of the team. When you're part of a team, you're part of a team."

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