H.R. 1406, which eliminates the right to overtime pay for overtime hours worked, is a direct assault on one of the most important protections American workers still have.
The hearing focused on lethal drones operations abroad, questions of due process, the implications for executive and congressional war making authority, and the precedent being set as other nations rapidly adopt drone technology.
Progressive Caucus Applauds the Nomination of Rep. Mel Watt to Head the Federal Housing Finance Agency
May 1, 2013
The president's nomination of Rep. Mel Watt to head the FHFA should provide hope to millions of Americans struggling to stay in their homes.
On International Workers' Day, Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Call on Wal-Mart To Prevent Another Bangladesh Tragedy
May 1, 2013
We pride ourselves as Americans on our sense of fairness, our belief in hard work, and our respect for the needs of working families. These values compel us to fight for the right to bargain collectively for living wages, for benefits, and for a safe work
"We appreciate your ongoing efforts to negotiate with Congressional Republicans in a serious, thoughtful manner, despite their unwillingness to consider a balanced approach," the authors write.
We are deeply disappointed that a minority in the Senate chose politics over human lives affected by gun violence. More than 3,000 Americans have been killed by guns since the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting. Today's vote shows that some senator
April 15, 2013
Last year,10 companiespaid no federal income taxes despite making more than $16 billion in profits. Middle class families footed that bill.
In the last five years, working families have seen their homes foreclosed on, retirement accounts evaporate and wages disappear. Now Republicans want to shut down the National Labor Relations Board and tip the scales further towards wealthy corporations.
Progressive Caucus Co-Chairs Statement to President Obama: Social Security Benefit Cuts Hurt Our Economy
April 5, 2013
We should not try to bargain for their good will with policies that hurt our seniors, especially since they've been unwilling to reduce tax loopholes for millionaires and wealthy corporations by so much as a dime.
March 27, 2013
After years of being denied the right to marry the people they love, LGBT Americans are nearing their long-delayed moment of full equality before the law. Martin Luther King, Jr. once said, ‘The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justi