Elections matter. They matter so much that here we are, nearly a year after the presidential election, and evidently Donald Trump and Hillary Clinton are still running against each other. This is how divided we've become. And those two have done more to divide us further than bring us together.
Freshman Reps. Mike Gallagher, a Wisconsin Republican, and Stephanie Murphy, a Florida Democrat, represent the sentiment that the younger members in Congress strive to be more bipartisan. Vice co-chairs of the Congressional Future Caucus, a group of members under the age of 45, Gallagher and Murphy spoke together Wednesday at a panel hosted by the Millennial Action Project.
The Future Caucus, formed in partnership with the nonprofit Millennial Action Project, instead makes an explicitly generational pitch. As MAP founder Steven Olikara puts it, the caucus invites its 29 members to think of themselves as peers with a set of shared problems to solve, instead of the latest wave of foot soldiers in a decades-old battle for Washington.
A caucus for the youngest members of Congress added some fresh blood to its leadership yesterday. Reps. Kyrsten Sinema (D-Ariz.) and Carlos Curbelo (R-Fla.) are the new co-chairs of the Congressional Future Caucus, a bipartisan group of lawmakers younger than 45.
Murphy's release states that Curbelo, 37, and Sinema, 40, backed by Murphy, 38, and Gallagher, 33, will seek to lead a national movement of young elected officials breaking through partisan gridlock to re-establish political cooperation and create meaningful progress in government.
A new congressional caucus has been formed aimed at millennials with two Floridians, Republican U.S. Rep. Carlos Curbelo of Kendall, and Democratic U.S. Rep. Stephanie Murphy of Winter Park, among the leaders.
Today, MAP announced Representatives Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ 9th District) and Carlos Curbelo (R-FL 26th District) as the new co-chairs of theCongressional Future Caucus, the only bipartisan group of young legislators under age 45 in Congress focused on next generation leadership and policy issues.
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.
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).