In a similar pro-union stance, democratic lawmakers in both the US House and Senate have reintroduced the National Right to Unionize Act (NRUA) in Washington DC. The NRUA takes direct aim at the right-to-work laws that have been adopted by 27 states across the country. Right to work laws protect worker freedoms by prohibiting compulsory union membership and the payment of union dues as a requirement for employment. The NRUA conversely, filed by Senator Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) and Representative Brad Sherman (D-CA), is similar in some respects to the Protect the Right to Organize Act (PRO Act) which previously passed the House but has since languished in the Senate. Both the PRO Act and the NRUA have long been goals of organized labor at the national level, but fortunately in light of the current composition in Congress, both proposals stand very little, if any, chance of passage this year.