The federal minimum wage has been stagnant for 11 years. Adjusting it would help address systemic wage gaps, but the Senate has ignored a bill to that purpose.  (Photo by Benjamin Rondel/Getty Images)
A Minimum Wage Increase Could Pull Millions Out Of Poverty. The GOP-Led Senate Won’t Even Consider It.

Since July 2019, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell has ignored a bill on his desk that would bring the federal minimum wage close to a living wage over seven years.

A women participates in demonstration against  President Trump's travel ban as protesters gather outside the U.S. Supreme Court. (Photo by Mark Wilson/Getty Images)
The NO BAN Act Would Save Immigrant Lives—If It Wasn’t Stalled in the Senate

A bill that limits presidential authority to suspend or restrict immigrants from coming into the country has remained in the Senate for months without review.