Young Members Of Congress Team Up To Create "Future Caucus"
Young Members Of Congress Team Up To Create “Future Caucus” Democrat Tulsi Gabbard and Republican Aaron Schock will try to shake Congress of its “old” label.
September 18, 2013
WASHINGTON — Two words often come to mind when people think of Congress: dysfunctional and old.
But members of a new bipartisan caucus, spearheaded by Republican Aaron Schock and Democrat Tulsi Gabbard, are hoping to change that.
Shock and Gabbard, two of the only six members of Congress born in the 1980s, have teamed up to form the “Congressional Future Caucus,” a group they hope will be able to come up with policy solutions with the millennial generation in mind.
“When I was elected, there were only four members of Congress under the age of 40, and now there are 40 of us,” Schock, who arrived in Congress at the age of 27, told BuzzFeed. “That helps give the opportunity to make people think more long term. People in their thirties and forties look at life differently than people in their sixties or seventies.”