Recently, members of Congress in the bipartisan Congressional Future Caucus helped advance the Email Privacy Act, a bill calling on elected officials to implement safeguards against warrantless private email searches, to the Senate.
The Millennial Action Project (MAP) brought together top members of the Congressional Future Caucus and Diversifying Tech Caucus for a Congressional briefing this past Tuesday, November 15th, to discuss the challenges facing veterans and transitioning service members looking to access careers in the technology sector. The event explored concrete policy initiatives and actions that can be taken by both the government and the private sector to provide veterans and service members with the tools they need to be obtain work opportunities in the tech workforce.
In July, the Millennial Action Project team visited both the Republican and the Democratic National Conventions, joining friends and fellow young professionals for a series of conversations on our generation, the trajectory of partisan politics, and the #FutureCaucus movement.
NBC10 Philadelphia attended MAP's DNC conversation, featuring Congressmen Seth Moulton & Brendan Boyle, in order to learn how millennials are transforming political trends through the #FutureCaucus movement.
H.R. 5191, the HELP for Students and Parents Act, seeks to take an innovative approach to addressing the burden by modernizing the tax code. The bill was introduced by Future Caucus member Bob Dold, and has received support from Future Caucus Members Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX), Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), and Rep. Brendan Boyle (D-PA).
"Young people who graduated college with student loans to pay will get some relief retiring the debt if Rep. Robert Dold (R-IL) successfully shepherds his latest proposed legislation through Congress."
Senators Tim Scott (R-SC) and Cory Booker (D-NJ) and Congressmen Pat Tiberi (R-OH) and Ron Kind (D-WI) introduced the Investing in Opportunity Act to help revitalize economically distressed communities which suffer from a lack of investment and business growth, by facilitating new incentives for investment in those areas around the country.
The Helping Angels Lead Our Startups (HALOS) Act clarifies confusing regulations that prevent small businesses from participating in “demo days”, or business plan competitions, startup days, innovation summits, and other public forums.
34-year old Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard and 38-year old Congressman Will Hurd co-chair the Future Caucus, whose mission is to come together across party lines to find common ground on issues facing America's next generation.
Partnering with millennials in elected positions across the nation, Olikara describes this new generation of leadership as “idealistic about making change, but very pragmatic about how they make change…this is the new millennial governing philosophy.”
On issues ranging from climate change to the national debt, education and entitlement reform, Olikara says millennials will be disproportionately burdened in the future by congressional inaction now—so they had better get involved.
The daylong event hosted by the Millennial Action Project, Nexus, and Children Uniting Nations brought out some the nation's youngest legislators including Sen. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hawaii), and Rep. Aaron Schock (R-Ill.
Rep. Aaron Schock joined MSNBC's Ronan Farrow Daily to discuss #GivingTuesday, a bipartisan effort to promote charitable giving and volunteerism spearheaded with his colleague Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI).
On Tuesday roughly 150 engaged Millennials gathered on Capitol Hill for the first ever Congressional Summit on Next Generation Leadership — a full day conference exploring the roll of young people in shaping public policy.
More than 400 young people from across the country will descend on Capitol Hill Tuesday to hear how Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas, actress Ashley Judd and other lawmakers will address issues relating to the so-called millennial generation.
Three millennials and a slew of others under the age of 40 will serve in the 114th Congress. Will they bring a fresh perspective to Washington? Global Voice Hall chats with Steven Olikara, President of the Millennial Action Project about the newly elected young members.
Congressman Todd Young (R-IN) and Congressman John Delaney (D-MD) introduced the first federal legislation for social impact bonds, an innovative financing mechanism to scale government programs with private dollars.