The Congressional Future Caucus is our nation's first and only bipartisan caucus for young members of Congress.
These members come together across partisan lines to creatively and pragmatically forge common ground on issues facing America's next generation, such as higher education, entrepreneurship, and veteran’s employment. In 2018, the Congressional Future Caucus prioritized economic innovation, Congressional reform, and cybersecurity.
Future Caucus members also engage in nonpartisan outreach to Millennials and build key generational relationships across the aisle. The Caucus consists of over thirty Congressional members.
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Future Caucus Events
On Wednesday, February 27th, MAP partnered with the Consumer Technology Association, Uber, and Yelp to host the Congressional Future Caucus Kickoff at the CTA Innovation House on the Hill. The event marked the inauguration of MAP’s Future Caucus in the 116th Congress as well as the launch of the Millennial Action Staff Association.
As a growing number of millennials pursue careers in the gig economy, how will the nature of work, benefits, and education change? That’s the question MAP’s President Steven Olikara addressed on Capitol Hill at the House Small Business Committee’s June 6th “Millennials and the Gig Economy” hearing.
In conjunction with WisPolitics.com, MAP co-hosted a roundtable conversation on May 29 to discuss the impact of new technology, the gig economy, and workforce development on the future of work with Congressional Future Caucus Vice Chair Rep. Mike Gallagher and Wisconsin Future Caucus Co-Chair state Rep. Amanda Stuck.
Earlier this year, MAP launched a monthly E Pluribus Unum lunch series for staffers from Congressional Future Caucus members' offices to convene and collaborate on bipartisan policy ideas. Unlike a typical staff lunch, the E Pluribus Unum series is a real exchange of ideas and legislation from both across the caucus and across the aisle.
In The News
Senator Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ) and former U.S. Representative Carlos Curbelo were named among the most bipartisan lawmakers in the 115th Congress. From 2017-2018, Sen. Sinema and Curbelo served as the co-chairs of the Millennial Action Project’s (MAP) Congressional Future Caucus (CFC), the first-ever bipartisan caucus for young members of Congress. Curbelo now serves on MAP’s bipartisan advisory board.
Steven Olikara, MAP President and Co-Founder, sat down with the Harris School of Public Policy at the University of Chicago to discuss the Congressional Future Caucus and next-generation leadership.
The House Small Business Committee tackled the debate by asking how the shift by millennials towards gig economy careers has affected traditional small businesses. Dougert answered that small businesses are actually driving some of the shift as they rely more on gig workers.
Representatives Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) and Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), Vice Chair and Co-Chair of the Congressional Future Caucus, released a statement this morning regarding after the passage of the omnibus, which contained Rep. Murphy’s bipartisan bill to repeal the decades-old provision restricting federally-sponsored gun violence research, of which Rep. Curbelo was the first Republican cosponsor:
U.S. Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy, D-Fla., today introduced a bipartisan bill to help the more than 200,000 servicemembers who leave the military each year successfully transition to civilian life and provide for their families. Congressman Jack Bergman, R-Mich., Congressman Carlos Curbelo, R-Fla., and Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema, D-Ariz., are helping to introduce the bill with Murphy. Bergman is a retired three-star Marine Corps general, and Curbelo and Sinema serve as co-chairs of the Congressional Future Caucus, of which Murphy is a vice-chair.