Six months after the newly elected democratic majority was sworn in in Parliament, progressive legislators handle many of their priorities through legislation.
But few of these bills see traction in the GOP-led upper chamber, with many ending up in what Democrats have labeled the Senate "cemetery".
Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell Addison (Mitch) Mitchell McConnellGOP Senators Shared Approach to Election Security Democrats Seeking to Prohibit Federal Expenditure on Trump Businesses Congress is unlikely to reach an agreement on the Trump Border Crossing before pause . More (R-Ky.) Has boasted the pattern and promised to be a "Grim Reaper" for progressive policies in the Senate if the GOP hangs on the chamber of the next congress.
"We are very proud of the work we have sent to the Senate, where Mitch McConnell has said he is" Grim Reaper "- it is a senate cemetery" House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) Told journalists earlier this month. "We have news for him: it is alive and well in the public, and he will hear from the public, hopefully very soon."
Here is a list of the democratic priorities that passed Parliament but have stopped in the Senate.
HR 1: For the People's Law
The Folketing was the House Democrats' first major legislative package introduced in the new congress. The bill, which was issued in March, has a hodgepodge of policies that the party promotes through the mid-term campaign in 2018 to help secure elections from foreign interference and make them more accessible to voters.
The purpose of the package is to require states to provide an online voter registration facility and to allow voters to register the same day they go to the polls. It would also require states to automatically register citizens who do not register themselves.
In order to protect elections from foreign intervention, the bill authorizes states to use paper votes, and that the Department of Homeland Security assesses threats to electoral systems 180 prior to an election and informs states of their conclusions.
The bill includes campaign funding and ethical reform measures, including mandating presidential candidates to release their tax returns.
Due to frustration at McConnell who blocked the package, the Democrats began in May to consider building parts of their For The People Act to vote to try to force the Senate to record individual electoral bills.
H.R. 5: The Law of Equality
The Law of Equality, introduced in March and passed in May, seeks to provide comprehensive anti-discrimination protection for LGBTQ Americans in employment, education, federal finance, housing, public housing and more areas.
Although eight Republicans voted for the measure in Parliament, many in the GOP have come up with the bill with conservative concerns about religious freedom violations.
"In fact, this law legalizes discrimination – the government imposes discrimination against them with time-consuming views of marriage and sex." Rep. Vicky Hartzler Vicky Jo HartzlerDem's proposal to ban Pentagon funds for border wall surviving House panel votes Schumer urges McConnell to vote on the Equality Act House approves anti-LGBT discrimination Equality Act MORE (R-Mo. ) said on the House floor Friday before the vote.
HR 6: American Dream and Promise Act
The American Dream and Promise Act, introduced in March and passed earlier this month, would protect young immigrants brought to the United States illegally as children, known as Dreamers, a road to citizenship for more than 2 million immigrants without legal status.
The bill would provide permanent residence with a road to citizenship for more than 2 million immigrants falling into three categories: It would permanently protect against expulsion Dreamers, immigrants who came illegally as children and some recipients of Temporary Protected Status ( TPS) and Deferred Enforced Departure (DED) programs.
HR 7: Paycheck Fairness Act
The Paycheck Fairness Act was introduced in January and passed in March. It contains provisions that would prohibit employers from asking about potential employee wages, prohibiting retaliation against employees comparing wages and mandates, employers showing wage differences based on legitimate factors.
Seven Republican members voted for their passage.
HR 8: Bipartisan Background Checks Act
The Bipartisan Background Checks Act was introduced in early January and passed the Parliament the following month. Eight Republican house members joined almost all Democrats in passing the bill in what was the most significant weapon steering vote this year.
Legislation aims to extend background inquiry requirements for private sales, including those for gun broadcasts, on the internet or through classified ads.
H.R. 9: Climate Action Now Act
The Climate Action Now Act was introduced in March and passed in May. Three Republicans supported the bill.
Democrats spewed the bill, which would, among other things, block the Trump administration from leaving the Obama era parliamentary agreement. Many acknowledged the limited scope of the law, but said they hoped it would be the first of many legislative proposals introduced in Parliament to combat climate change.
H. R .. 987: Health care enhancement and reduction of prescription drug costs
Reinforcement of health care and reduction of prescription drug costs were introduced in February and passed last month. Five Republicans voted for the measure.
The bill seeks to lower prescription drug prices, strengthen economic care law and protect care for those who already exist.
H.R. 1585: Violence against women's law on re-authorization
The renewal of the law on violence against women was introduced in March and passed in April. A Democrat voted against it, while 33 Republicans broke party lines to back it.
The Congress had allowed the law to provide funding and subsidies for several programs dealing with domestic abuse, lapsing in February, as it was left out of an expense bill ending a partial public decommissioning.
Reauthorization includes everything in original action and includes an extension of a firearm ban for spouses or formerly married partners convicted of abuse or under an obstacle to include dating partners who were never legally married. The National Rifle Association came out against the action because of the clause.
H.R. 1644: Save the Internet Act
Save Internet Act was introduced in March and passed in April. Only one Republican voted for the bill.
The bill would reverse the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) party leadership in 2017 to repeal net neutrality, shorthand for the Obama era rules, which prohibit broadband companies from blocking, deleting or prioritizing certain websites.
Proponents say legislation is needed to prevent ISPs from favoring content from partners and companies that pay them. Opponents say the effort would carry the Internet with government interference.