A Senate vote last week was a major step toward opening Hill internships to non-rich kids.

Coverage by Saahil Desai

The list of issues that Congress keeps refusing to address is snowballing out of control—bills to protect the Dreamers languish, gun control has gone nowhere, and Republicans are sitting idly by as Trump ignites a global trade war. The GOP knows its agenda is unpopular, so it has all but boarded up the windows of the Capitol Building and shut off the lights until after the midterms. Yet, amid this calculated lethargy, the Senate Appropriations Committee last week advanced a small but vital reform—paying its own interns. Read More: