Young Adults DC Update for 1/13/23

Legislative branch updates: Kevin McCarthy elected Speaker of the House: After 15 rounds of voting, Kevin McCarthy officially became speaker of the House late last Friday night. His election came after several days of negotiations with a group of far-right conservative lawmakers from the House Freedom Caucus (HFC), who won several key concessions. These include making…

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Young Adults DC Update for 12/9/22

Legislative Branch Updates:  Omnibus: Both parties are still working toward a FY23 omnibus funding bill; the difference in topline spending targets for nondefense line items is around $25 billion. Education and Labor Committee Chair Bobby Scott is also seeking to include his reauthorization of the National Apprenticeship Act in the omnibus, to expand apprenticeship opportunities and…

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Hannah Johns: Finding Strength in Adversity and Charting a Path Forward

Quick Take. Hannah Johns overcame a difficult childhood in rural Nebraska to complete high school, enroll in community college, and, with the help of the state Department of Labor, land a full-time paid internship with Riverside Discovery Center, a park and zoo complex. Early Life. Hannah was raised in Garing, a small community in western…

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NYEC November Newsletter

NYEC Prepares to Launch Chicago Youth Mental Health Fair and Forum On December 3, 2022, the inaugural cohort of six young adults will launch their city-wide event named, “Chicago’s Youth Mental Health Fair and Forum.” The event seeks to raise awareness around mental health and connect youth in Chicago to mental health resources. The project…

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Young Adults DC Update for 11/11/22

Legislative Branch Updates: See these slides for some info on what Congress may try to address in December and potential candidates for the Democratic leadership contest, if there is turnover. I put these together quickly – if you’re confused, feel free to ask me questions. Executive Branch Updates: Student loan forgiveness paused. This is part of an overall rise in individual federal…

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