By JOSEPH W. HILLES, The Washington PostThe pink slime and pink death we all know and love is now a reality: The federal government is on the brink of making it mandatory to wear pink shoes.
The House passed a bill Friday that would require companies to provide the same visibility for pink shoes as for black ones.
The Senate has also approved the bill, and the bill is expected to go to President Donald Trump for his signature.
But is pink a good thing?
In many ways, yes.
Pink shoes, which have been worn by women for years, have become a fashion accessory of the sort seen in fashion ads and pop culture.
The pink, bright colors have been used in makeup, clothing and jewelry for decades.
In the United States, pink is used in the most expensive cosmetics, like the Chanel Lipstick Plum and Prada Beauty Palette.
Pink also appears in a range of products from baby formula to handbags and shoes.
But pink shoes don’t just look great; they also can be a fashion statement.
“People are very aware of the importance of color,” said Mary Jo Kopechne, executive director of the Pink Shoes for the Homeless Network.
“And we need to celebrate it.
Pink shoes make a statement.”
The pink death that is pink is also an issue that has plagued Americans for years.
In 2015, the government released data showing that pink was a major cause of childhood obesity, diabetes and heart disease.
It also has a high incidence of skin cancer.
In a survey by the nonprofit Center for Health Equity, more than a quarter of women and more than 60 percent of black women said they felt discriminated against because of their skin color.
And the prevalence of pink in American society has grown since the 1990s, when it started increasing.
“Pink is so ubiquitous in everyday life and the world that it can be invisible, and it can also be a source of shame and discomfort,” said Jennifer P. O’Connor, executive vice president for corporate communications at the Pink Laundry Network, which works to reduce discrimination against the LGBTQ community.
Pink is also a trend in fashion.
In recent years, brands like Nike, Prada, Burberry and Dolce & Gabbana have taken up the cause of “real-life pink.”
“Pink was a huge part of the world in the ’90s, and people were not comfortable wearing pink,” said Kristina Kastner, a senior editor at the New York Times.
“It was a little bit of a taboo.
We’re finally seeing that it’s OK to wear a little pink in the world.”
The new law would make it a federal crime to sell pink shoes, but it wouldn’t ban people from wearing pink.
The bill does require that retailers make shoes with pink, but the bill doesn’t say what type of shoes must be pink, and a spokesperson for the White House said the administration has been working with Congress on the legislation.
“This legislation would not change the fact that the color pink is part of American culture,” White House press secretary Josh Earnest said in a statement.
“Pink shoes are worn around the world as a fashion symbol, and that’s something that should be celebrated and celebrated as well.”
But the new law also has one major drawback.
It requires the government to take a wide range of actions to reduce gender inequality.
For example, the bill would require businesses to provide a range-of-pink-colored clothing to all employees, a change that would be especially hard on smaller companies that might be reluctant to spend money on pink.
Other actions could include the hiring of more women to the National Council on the Status of Women, a White House panel that advises the president on gender equality.
And if the new federal law makes it to the president’s desk, it could also come to the White Senate floor, where it would likely be blocked.
The White House’s move to push for a new federal mandate comes amid mounting pressure for women to wear more pink.
More than a year ago, a bill called the Pink Ribbon Act was introduced by Sens.
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By using pink ribbon, Boxer said.
Boxer’s bill, which she co-sponsored with Sen. Patty Murray, D-Wash., is one of many to pressure Congress for more action on gender inequality since Trump took office.
Last year, Boxers bill to increase the federal minimum wage was blocked in the Senate.
And on Friday, the White Street Caucus, a group of women-led groups that includes the National Urban League, Women in Business and other organizations, sent a letter to Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell urging him to pass the Pink Seal Act.
The Pink Seal act would require a government agency to report to the secretary of labor, the Consumer Product Safety Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and any other federal agency that determines