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.
This convening led to the creation of "Veterans Talent:" a new online platform that leverages open data to increase employment of young veterans.
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.
Congressed recently passed the Faster Care for Veterans Act of 2016, which was introduced by Congressional Future Caucus member Rep. Seth Moulton (D-MA). The act received bipartisan cosponsorship, including support from eleven other Future Caucus members on both sides of the aisle.
Congress passed the Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing (HIRE) Veterans Act on November 29th, 2016. The bipartisan bill was introduced by Congressional Future Caucus co-chair, Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (D-HI), and received cosponsorship by her fellow Future Caucus Co-Chair, Rep. Will Hurd (R-TX).
The Millennial Action Project (MAP) brought together top members of the Congressional Future Caucus and Diversifying Tech Caucus for a Congressional briefing this past Tuesday, November 15th, to discuss the challenges facing veterans and transitioning service members looking to access careers in the technology sector.
MAP and the Congressional Future Caucus brought together public and private leaders for a roundtable discussion to address the Veterans Skills Gap using open data technology.
Millennial Action Project President Steven Olikara interviewed Chopra for an inspiring discussion on the state of open innovation in government as presented in Chopra's new book, Innovative State: How New Technologies Can Transform Government.
As a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, Millennial Action Project (MAP) strictly does NOT engage in any lobbying activities or attempt to influence legislation. The Congressional Future Caucus is set up as an independent entity from MAP. For efforts in conjunction with the Congressional Future Caucus, MAP creates a space to encourage collaboration among young leaders and to promote Millennial leadership in public service. MAP affiliates with the Future Caucus to provide educational resources and support public engagement efforts.