Action Report

Week of July 11-15

This week's events: Hill meetings, abortion bills, DPA clean energy investments, Future Forum Caucus chat

  • Policy efforts:
    • Women's Health Protection Act, Ensuring Access to Abortion Act: Two bills that would restore nationwide access to abortion were considered by the House this week: the Women's Health Protection Act and the Ensuring Access to Abortion Act. We kept a close watch on both, and dissected their impact.
    • DPA clean energy: We joined our climate partners in calling on the House and Senate to invest an additional $100 billion in funding for clean energy production via the Defense Production Act, in order to expand on Biden's recent DPA clean energy orders.
  • Advocacy:
    • Hill meetings: AYA members met with Amaris Benevidez of the Ed and Labor Committee to discuss doubling and expanding the federal Pell Grant. AYA members in Colorado also joined us for a meeting with Senator DeGette's (D-CO) office to share policy priorities.
  • Events:
    • IG Live: AYA hosted a discussion with Rep. Darren Soto, Chairman of the Future Forum Caucus, and Future Forum Executive Director Bill Rockwood on the need to include young people in federal policy-making. Watch here!