Entrepreneurship

Millennials have transformed the concept of entrepreneurship in the 21st century. Through their hard work, determination, and execution of innovative ideas, millennial-led companies that did not exist ten or twenty years ago are now helping to lead our economic recovery. Entrepreneurs of all ages have created millions of jobs for young people around the country using the same principles and philosophies that guided our founders. Future Caucus members understand that American success is forged by entrepreneurs willing to take risks, from the small businesses on Main Street to the major technology startups in Silicon Valley. 

The United States House recently passed a bipartisan bill lead by Future Caucus member Kyrsten Sinema (D-AZ). H.R. 4498, the Helping Angels Lead Our Startups (HALOS) Act, seeks to remove barriers for entrepreneurs in making pitches to investors in public places. Overall, this measure would ease the fundraising process for entrepreneurs and strengthen the entrepreneurial ecosystem. 

Student Loans

Millennials understand the burden of student debt better than any generation in American history. For many young people, rising education costs have created an economic burden that is seemingly insurmountable. Although there are many ways to provide assistance for students struggling with debt, it is clear that a host of innovative approaches are needed to address the needs of students from a variety of academic and technical backgrounds.

Sharing Economy

Millennials helped build the sharing economy, or the collection of online peer-to-peer marketplaces, from the ground up. Now, sharing things like rides and apartments has become commonplace. Millennials are perhaps best positioned to understand the opportunities presented by a growing and evolving economy. Future Caucus members work together and lead national efforts to transition our policies into the 21st-century. Through these efforts, the Future Caucus plays a pivotal role in breaking down barriers between government and innovation, all while expanding opportunities for Americans of all ages.

Veterans' Employment

Veterans returning from the battlefield face another opponent when they return home: the job market. The Future Caucus hosted a roundtable discussion with public and private sector data partners and technology companies to collaborate on closing the veterans' skills gap.

Impact Investing

Impact investing prioritizes investment in companies and organizations with the intention of generating social and environmental change. Future Caucus members are working to introduce and support bills to empower states, nonprofits, and the private sector to scale up these interventions, which seek to confront some of the most difficult challenges our country faces. 

Congressional Future Caucus members Reps. Todd Young (R-IN) and John Delaney (D-MD), among others, have introduced the first proposal to use social impact bonds on the federal level. Additionally, multiple Future Caucus members have co-sponsored the Investing in Opportunity Act, a bill designed to establish incentives for reinvesting in economically distressed communities in order to catalyze growth and business opportunity.

Immigration Reform

Future Caucus Co-Chairs introduced H.R. 4659: EB-5 Regional Center Extension Act of 2014 to amend the Immigration and Nationality Act of 1990.

This bill permanently extends the EB-5 visa program for immigrant investors and eliminates the Immigration Investor Program's outdated country caps. This program was established in 1990 to "stimulate the U.S. economy through job creation and capital investment by foreign investors."