Salary information for the 377 White House staffers in Donald Trump’s White House was released on June 30—in compliance with a Congressional rule dating back to 1995—revealing that the current White House has “a wider gender pay gap than the national average,” reports Sofia Lotto Persio.

In other words, women on staff in the Trump White House earn 80 cents to every dollar earned by a man, as a result of there being less women in higher-paying roles rather than simply being paid less than their male counterparts for the same role.

While the White House under President Barack Obama employed 472 (down from 487 in his first year), personnel in Trump’s White House generally cost more — with a median salary of $89,000 compared to the $73,051 earned by a White House staffer in 2016, notes Lotto Persio.

At the same time, the Trump administration is also considering disbanding Obama’s White House Council on Women and Girls, as reported by Politico, which monitors the implementation of policy changes and liaisons with women’s groups to help insure equality.

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