We are the Association of Young Americans (AYA).
This week's events: Inflation Reduction Act, Future Forum Youth Congress.
- Policy efforts:
- Inflation Reduction Act of 2022: The Senate came to a deal on a reconciliation bill this week: the Inflation Reduction Act of 2022. The bill's framework includes the largest investment in climate in history, with $369 billion for climate and clean energy programs, but includes a significant compromise that requires DOI to reinstate oil and gas leasing. AYA released this statement and joined a letter calling on Biden and Schumer to hold the line on the fossil fuel provision.
- Youth Congress: Future Forum Caucus held their annual Youth Congress on Capitol Hill this week which includes simulated committee meetings, hearings, debates, news events, etc. so young people can learn the interworkings of the legislative process. We were invited to attend along with our coalition partners in YouthInGov for a panel on the importance of including young people in government.