Workers at a McDonald's that has a federal contract to sell fast food at the Smithsonian send a message to the president: Sign an executive order that would require federal contractors to pay a living wage.
With only 10 days left on the House legislative calendar before the holiday recess, action is desperately needed to prevent vital aid to millions of unemployed Americans from being cut off on December 31.
On Wednesday, a panel discussion and press conference were held to examine Social Security’s role in in the retirement income crisis. An overwhelming majority of Americans believe that Social Security benefits should not be cut.
The Water Resources Reform and Development Act passed the House almost unanimously. It is the kind of infrastructure bill that Congress should be doing more of.
A living wage would eliminate the necessity for Wal-Mart employees to receive public assistance through programs such as Medicaid and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program.
When House Majority Leader Eric Cantor said on Wednesday, “We all agree that Obamacare is an abomination,” the “we” he was referring to certainly was not the majority of Americans.
The federal shutdown is putting millions of mothers and young children in danger of being cut off from the WIC food aid program because congressional Republicans are blind to their basic needs.
A new report shows how 13 states are trying to make it harder for the most vulnerable Americans to receive the health care they desperately need through the insurance exchanges created by Obamacare.
Close to 100 cleaning and concessions contract workers from various federal facilities walked off their jobs and marched to the White House to protest what they called taxpayer-funded "poverty jobs."
Conservatives have exchanged the "war on poverty" for a "war on the poor," using false assumptions about the failure of government programs. Three authors explain why they are wrong.
A study reveals that most of the states that have made the deepest cuts in public education are those with Republican-dominated legislatures, many of which at the same time awarded tax cuts to the wealthy and corporations.