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.
Co-Chairs, Congressional Future Caucus
Congressman Carlos Curbelo (R-FL), 37, represents Florida's 26th Congressional District and serves on the House Committee on Ways and Means. He is the Co-Chair of the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus.
Congresswoman Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ), 40, represents the 9th District of Arizona and serves on the House Committee on Financial Services.
Vice-Chairs, Congressional Future Caucus
Congresswoman Stephanie Murphy (D-FL), 38, represents Florida’s 7th Congressional District and serves on the House Armed Services and House Small Business Committees.
Congressman Mike Gallagher (R-WI), 33, represents Wisconsin's 8th Congressional District. Mike served as a Captain in the Marine Corps, and currently sits on the House Armed Services and Homeland Security Committees.
Congressional Future Caucus Members
Congressional Future Caucus Legislation
Future Caucus Events
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.
MAP and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group hosted an off-the-record conversation on Capitol Hill with the Congressional Future Caucus.
In The News
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.
Future Caucus Vice Co-Chair Rep. Stephanie Murphy (D-FL) and Reps. Elise Stefanik (NY-21), Jacky Rosen (NV-03) and Bruce Westerman (R-AR) introduced the Keeping Our Commitment to Ending Veteran Homelessness Act of 2018. This bipartisan legislation would reauthorize several key programs that provide outreach and services to homeless veterans across the country.
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.