This past Friday, the Obama administration announced rule changes in immigration policy that would allow undocumented immigrants to seek a hardship waiver while staying in the United States.
Congress finally passed a two-month extension of long-term unemployment benefits and a Social Security payroll tax cut for workers.
The AFL-CIO is urging everyone to call House Speaker John Boehner at 202-225-0600, telling him to stop playing politics with the lives of working families.
A temporary payroll tax cut compromise and extension of unemployment benefits passed by a wide margin in the Senate, but now it is expected to fail in the Republican-controlled House Monday night.
Responding to national demand for a massive jobs program, the Congressional Progressive Caucus today introduced the Restore the American Dream for the 99 Percent Act into the House of Representatives.
The nation's jobless, aided by the Communications Workers, the Service Employees and other unions, brought their plight directly to Congress this week.
Liberals, labor and progressives mourned while Wall Street breathed a sigh of relief when Rep. Barney Frank, D-Mass., announced his retirement Nov. 28 after 30 years in office.
This morning's government report was full of unsettling statistics.
Starting Dec. 6, lawmakers in Washington will have to confront, face to face, the people left jobless by the Great Recession.
Republicans on the committee favor closing the deficits entirely by cutting spending, including Medicare, Medicaid and Social Security.