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.
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.
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.