KITV HAWAII - WASHINGTON, DC — U.S. Representative Tulsi Gabbard and a group of other young representatives have come together on Capitol Hill to create what they're calling the 'Future Caucus.' The group is primarily comprised of members under the age of 45, aiming to address the needs of future generations.
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.
Congresswoman Gabbard says the group reaches out to many demographics - from college students to young professionals to entrepreneurs - trying to harness the innovation and use it at the federal level to improve government services.
Congressman Hurd says the caucus's commitment to listening to young people will benefit the government as it tackles those issues of tomorrow.
Gabbard says when she speaks with millennials, it is clear they don't buy into partisan politics.
"Mostly it goes to the fact that there's this partisan divide that really often times is not based on substance, it's based on politics. And people are just wondering, 'why can't you guys just do what the rest of us do in our real lives; get together, sit around a table, and figure it out,'" said Gabbard.
"I think a lot of us are willing to roll up our sleeves, and get things done," said Hurd.
To find out more about the Future Caucus and its work with young people you can visit www.millenialaction.org.